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0001 Origin of Dionysian Incarnation of the Word
0031 1st Easter, according to calendar-maker Dionysius Exiguus
0421 Friday at 12 PM - city of Venice founded
0708 Constantine begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1133 William the Conqueror orders 1st Domesday Survey of England
1306 Robert the Bruce crowned king of Scotland
1409 Council of Pisa opens
1571 Catholic Italian businessman Roberto Ridolfi leaves Enngeland
1581 Portugese Cortes calls Philip II king of Portugal
1584 Sir Walter Raleigh renews Humphrey Gilbert's patent to explore N Amer
1598 Cornelis de Houtman's fleet departs for East-Indies
1609 Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Co
1634 Lord Baltimore founded Catholic colony of Maryland
1647 Cape of Good Hope: tour ship Haerlem stranded in Tafel Bay
1655 Christiaan Huygens discovers Titan, (Saturn's largest satellite)
1668 1st horse race in America takes place
1669 Mount Etna in Sicily erupts, destroying Nicolosi, killing 20,000
1700 England, France & Netherlands ratify 2nd Extermination treaty
1753 Voltaire leaves the court of Frederik II of Prussia
1774 English Parliament passes Boston Port Bill
1776 Continental Congress authorized a medal for George Washington
1802 France, Netherlands, Spain & England signs Peace of Amiens
1807 1st railway passenger service began in England
1807 British Parliament abolishes slave trade
1807 George Canning becomes British minister of Foreign affairs
1813 1st US flag flown in battle on the Pacific, frigate Essex
1814 Netherlands Bank established
1817 Tsar Alexander I recommends formation of Society of Israeli Christians
1820 Greece freedom revolt against anti Ottoman attack
1821 Greece gains independence from Turkey (National Day)
1847 Pope Pius IX encyclical "On aid for Ireland"
1852 Friedrich Hebbel's "Agnes Bernauer," premieres in Munich
1856 A E Burnside patents Burnside carbine
1857 Frederick Laggenheim takes 1st photo of a solar eclipse
1863 1st Army Medal of Honor awarded
1863 Skirmish at Brentwood Tennessee
1864 Battle of Paducah, KY (Forrest's raid)
1865 Battle of Bluff Spring, FL
1865 Battle of Fort Stedman, VA - in front of Petersburg
1865 Battle of Mobile, AL (Spanish Fort, Fort Morgan, Fort Blakely)
1865 SS General Lyon at Cape Hatteras catches fire & sinks, killing 400
1876 Glasgow 1st soccer match Scotland-Wales (4-0)
1882 1st demonstration of pancake making (Dept store in NYC)
1888 Socialist leader Domela Nieuwenhuis elected to Dutch 2nd chamber
1889 1st Test Cricket match played at Newlands, Cape Town v England
1894 Coxey's Army of the unemployed sets out from Massillon Oh for Wash
1895 Italian troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
1896 Modern Olympics began in Athens, Greece [NS=Apr 6]
1898 Intercollegiate Trapshooting Association formed in NYC
1900 US Socialist Party forms in Indianapolis
1901 55 die as Rock Island train derailed near Marshalltown Iowa
1902 Irving W Colburn patents sheet glass drawing machine
1905 Rebel battle flags captured during war are returned to South
1907 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers lose to Kenora Thistles but outscore them in 2 game set but outscore them 12-8 and win cup
1910 Chalmers Auto Co offers a new car to each leagues' batting champ
1911 L D Swamikannu publishes "Manual of Indian Chronology" in Bombay
1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory catches fire 145 die, all but 13 girls
1913 Great Dayton Flood
1913 Home of vaudeville, Palace Theatre, opens (NYC) starring Ed Wynn
1915 1st submarine disaster; a US F-4 sank off Hawaii, killing 21
1915 German U boat torpedoes Neth merchant ship Medea
1916 Heavyweight Jess Willard & Franc Moran fight to no decision in NYC
1916 Jess Willard fights Frank Moran to no decision in 10 for boxing title
1916 Women are allowed to attend a boxing match
1920 Greek Independence Day
1923 British govt grants Trans-Jordan autonomy
1924 Greek parliament selects admiral Paul Koundouriótis as premier
1924 Stanley Cup: Mont Canadiens (NHL) sweep Calgary Tigers (WCHL) in 2
1931 Hal Kemp & his Orch record Whistles, with Skinnay Ennis
1931 Scottsboro Boys (accused of raping a white woman) arrested in Alabama
1934 1st Golf Masters Championship: Horton Smith wins, shooting a 284
1935 1st Belgium government of Van Zealand resigns
1936 200" mirror blank leaves for California to be ground
1936 Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in NHL longest game (2h56m30s)
1937 It's revealed Quaker Oats pays Babe Ruth $25,000 per year for ads
1937 Italy & Yugoslavia sign no-attack treaty (Pact of Belgrade)
1937 Lionel Conacher misses on 1st Stanley Cup penalty shot
1937 Wash Daily News is 1st US newspaper with perfumed advertising page
1938 1st US bred horse (Battleship) to win Grand National Steeplechase
1939 Billboard Magazine introduces hillbilly (country) music chart
1941 Carolina Paprika Mills in Dillon SC, incorporated
1942 700 Jews of Polish Lvov-district reach Belzec Concentration camp
1943 97% of all Dutch physicians strike againt nazi registration
1943 Jimmy Durante & Garry Moore premiere on radio
1944 Germany troop executes 335 residents of Rome
1944 RAF Sgt Nickolas Alkemade survives a jump from his Lancaster bomber from 18,000 feet without a parachute
1945 US 1st army breaks out bridgehead near Remagen
1945 US 4th Armored div arrives at Hanau & Aschaffenburg
1945 US Northern Tractor Flotilla departs Ulithi to Okinawa
1946 1st performance of Igor Stravinsky's "Ebony Concerto"
1947 9th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Holy Cross beats Okla 58-47
1947 Agreement of Linggadjati ratified in Batavia
1947 Coal mine explosion in Centralia, Ill, claims 111
1947 Last day of Test cricket for Walter Hammond (v NZ, Christchurch)
1949 SS police chief Rauter request for a pardon, denied
1951 5th Tony Awards: Guys & Dolls & Rose Tattoo win
1951 E Purcell & EM Ewen detect 21-cm radiation at Harvard physics lab
1954 26th Academy Awards - "From Here to Eternity," Holden & A Hepburn win
1954 Pope Pius XII encyclical "Sacra virginitas" (On consecrated virginity)
1954 RCA manufactures 1st color TV set (12«" screen at $1,000)
1955 E Germany granted full sovereignty by occupying power, USSR
1957 NBA modifies the free-throw rule
1957 Treaty of Rome establishes European Economic Community (Common Mkt)
1958 Sugar Ray Robinson is 1st boxing champ to win 5 times
1958 West German parliament desires German atomic weapons
1959 Bill White traded to St Louis for pitchers Sam Jones & Don Choate
1959 French pres De Gaulle acknowledges Oder-Neisse boundary
1960 1st guided missile launched from nuclear powered sub (Halibut)
1960 DH Lawrence' "Lady Chatterley's Lover" ruled not obscene (NYC)
1960 Ford Frick voids Indians-Red Sox deal as Sam White retires
1960 Italian govt Tambroni forms
1961 "13 Daughters" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 28 performances
1961 "Gypsy" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 702 performances
1961 23rd NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: Cin beats Ohio State 70-65 (OT)
1961 Elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona
1961 Explorer 10 launched into elongated Earth orbit (177/181,000 km)
1961 Sputnik 10 carries a dog into Earth orbit; later recovered
1961 3rd place game is one of the wildest contests in NCAA Tournament history as St Joseph's defeats Utah 127-120 in 4 overtimes
1962 "Family Affair" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 65 performances
1962 French OAS-leader ex-general Jouhaud arrested
1963 KWHY TV channel 22 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
1964 Britain sets memorial for the late Pres John F Kennedy
1964 Egypt ends state of siege (1952-64)
1965 Martin Luther King Jr led 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery, Al
1965 West German Bondsdag extends war crimes retribution
1966 US Supreme court rules "poll tax" unconstitutional
1966 Beatles pose with mutilated dolls & butchered meat for the cover of the "Yesterday & Today" album, It is later pulled
1967 29th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Dayton 79-64
1967 The Turtle's "Happy Together" goes #1
1967 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1967 Who & Cream make US debut at Murray the K's Easter Show
1968 KLVX TV channel 10 in Las Vegas, NV (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1969 Andes Pact signed in Peru
1969 John & Yoko stage their 1st bed-in for peace (Amsterdam)
1969 Pakistan Gen Agha Mohammed Jagja Khan succeeds Ayub Chan as pres
1970 Concorde makes its 1st supersonic flight (700 MPH/1,127 KPH)
1971 Boston Patriots become New England Patriots
1971 European council accepts Mansholt plan laying off 5 million farmers
1971 Tom Jones, "She's a Lady," goes gold
1972 "Selling of the President" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 5 perfs
1972 34th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Florida 81-76
1972 America's LP "America" goes #1
1972 Bobby Hull becomes the 2nd NHLer to score 600 goals
1972 UCLA wins its 6th consecutive national basketball title
1973 27th Tony Awards: That Championship Season & Little Night Music win
1973 Carol Mann wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic
1973 Majid Khan & Mushtaq Mohammad both out for 99 in Test v Eng
1974 Barbra Streisand records the album "Butterfly"
1975 Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz, king of Saudi-Arab (1964-75), shot by nephew
1976 "My Fair Lady" opens at St James Theater NYC for 384 performances
1976 "Rex" opens at Lunt-Fontaine Theater NYC for 48 performances
1976 Argentine milt junta bans leftist political parties
1979 Major riot at Bourda prevents day's play in WSC Supertest
1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sahara National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1982 Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st NHL to score 200 points in a season
1983 Christa Rothenburger skates world record 500 m ladies (39.69 sec)
1983 Pavel Pegov skates world record 1000m (1:12.58)
1984 Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1985 57th Academy Awards - "Amadeus," F Murray Abraham & Sally Field win
1985 Edwin Meese III becomes US Attorney General
1986 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Geneva won by Brian Boitano (USA)
1986 Supreme Court rules Air Force could ban wearing of yarmulkes
1986 Kurt Browning (Canada) becomes 1st skater to land a quadruple jump
1987 Supreme Court rules women/minorities may get jobs if less qualified
1988 "Les Miserables," opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya Japan
1988 NASA launches space vehicle S-206
1988 Robin Givens demands full access to husband Mike Tyson's money
1989 "Les Miserables," opens at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago
1990 "Lettice & Lovage" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 284 performances
1990 10th Golden Raspberry Awards: Star Trek V wins
1990 Fire in illegal NYC social club, kills 87
1990 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic
1991 63rd Academy Awards - "Dance with Wolves," Kathy Bates & J Irons win
1991 Allan Border takes 5-68 v WI at Bourda (!), Georgetown
1992 British scientists find new largest perfect # (2 756839 -1 * 2 756839)
1992 Imran Khan scores 72 & takes 1-43 off 6 2 overs in last ODI
1992 Pakistan defeats England by 22 runs to win World Cup
1992 Russian manned space craft TM-14, lands
1993 "Candida" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
1994 Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 3 km (4:09.32)
1994 Yasunori Miyabe skates world record 1000 m (1:12.37)
1995 Boxer Mike Tyson released from jail after serving 3 years
1996 68th Academy Awards - "Braveheart," Nicholas Cage & Susan Sarandon win
1996 Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) approaches within 0.1018 AUs of Earth
1996 Freedom Shoemakers on Maryport's Solway Estate closes
1996 Ice Dance Championship at Edmonton won by Gritshuk & Platov (RUS)
1996 Ice Pairs Championship at Edmonton won by Eltsova & Bushkov (RUS)
1996 Ladies Fig Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Michelle Kwan (USA)
1996 Men's Fig Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Todd Eldredge (USA)
1996 US issues newly-redesigned $100 bill
1997 "Barrymore," opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 240 performances
1997 Indians trade Lofton & Embree to Braves for Grissom & Justice

Famous birthdays for this day Events  Deaths

1133Henry II, King of England (1154-89)
1252Konradijn Hohenstaufen, [Koenrad van Zwaben], son of Konrad IV
1495Leonhard Paminger, composer
1528Jacob Andreae, German theologist (Schwäbische Konkordie)
1532Pietro Pontio, composer
1594Maria Tesselschade Roemers Visscher, Dutch writer
1653Joseph Sauveur, French physicist/mathematician
1688Johann Gotthilf Ziegler, composer
1699Johann Adolf Hasse, composer
1702Christian Gottlieb Ziegler, composer
1702Pieter Teyler Van der Hulst, Dutch silk merchant (Teyler's Museum)
1713Jean-Baptiste Canavas, composer
1723Kaat Mussel, [Catharina Mulder], Dutch demonstrater
1745Nicolas Etienne Framery, composer
1762Francesco Giuseppi Pollini, composer
1767Joachim Murat, marshal of France/King of Naples (1808-15)
1769Salvatore Vigano, composer
1770Carl Friedrich Ebers, composer
1782Carolina [Maria A] Bonaparte, (countess Lipona), sister of Napoleon)
1784François-Joseph Fétis, Belgian musicology/composer
1786Giovanni B Amia, Italian astronomer/physicist/botanist
1797John Winebrenner, US, clergyman, founded Church of God
1800Paulin Paris, French historian
1808José de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet (Cortes)
1818Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
1820Xavier F M G, Earl of Merode, Belgian minister to Pope (in Rome)
1823William Thompson Martin, Mjr General (Confederate Army), died in 1910
1830Julius Caesar, cricketer (prominent batsman for Surrey)
1839William Bell Wait, US, educated the blind
1867Arturo Toscanini, Parma Italy, temperamental conductor (NBC)
1867Gutzon Borglum, sculptor (Mt Rushmore)
1868Bill Lockwood, cricketer (England all-rounder in 12 Tests 1893-1902)
1869Gustaaf DFL Schamelhout, Flemish physician/writer
1871John Gutzon Borglum, sculptor (Mt Rushmore)
1872Vito Pardo, Italian sculptor (Columbus monument in Argentina)
1873Rudolf Rocker, German/US anarchist
1875Spencer Charters, Duncannon PA, actor (3 Faces West)
1877Alphonse de Chƒteaubriant, French writer (Instantanés aux Pays-Bas)
1878Henry graaf de Baillet-Latour, Belgian pres of IOC (1925-42)
1878Theodore Samuel Holland, composer
1879Otakar Zich, composer
1881Béla Bartók, Hungary, composer/pianist (Concerto for Orchestra)
1881Louis Dosfel, Flemish lawyer/writer (Assault!)
1882Haydn Wood, composer
1885Veit Valentin, German/US historian (Deutsche Revolution)
1887Josef Capek, Czech painter/author/critic (Kulhavy Poutník)
1890Marten Baersma, [MH Bottema], Friesan author (De ljochte kimen)
1892Andy Clyde, Scotland, actor (George-Real McCoys, Cully-Lassie)
1893Edward Hart, (Rep-D-NJ)/1st chairman of Com on Un-American Activities
1894Erik William Gustav Leidzen, composer
1897John Laurie, Dumfries Scotland, actor (Jericho, Island of Desire)
1899Bella Spewack, Hungary, playwright (Kiss Me Kate)
1899Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Race of Men)
1901Ed Begley, Hartford Ct, actor (Mr Koppel-Leave it to Larry)
1902Sten Broman, composer
1903Frankie Carle, Providence RI, orch leader (Golden Touch)
1905Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers)
1906Alan J P Taylor, British historian (English history 1914-1915)
1906Howard Pyle, (Gov-R-Az, 1951-55)
1906Jean Sablon, crooner
1908Bridget D'Oyly Carte, British theater & hotel director
1908David Lean, Croydon England, director (Dr Zhivago, Ryan's Daughter)
1908Helmut Käutner, German director (Der Hauptmann von Köpenick)
1909Dutch (Emil) Leonard, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox, 1.01 ERA 1914)
1909Jay Blackton, NYC, conductor/arranger (Guys & Dolls)
1910Mario Peragallo, Italian composer
1911Willy Anthoons, Flemish sculptor (Mystic verheffing)
1914Marthe Robert, essayist/translator
1914Norman E Borlaug, US agriculture scientist (Nobel 1970)
1916Nikolay Ivanovich Peyko, composer
1919Jeanne Cagney, actress (Lion is in the Streets, Quicksand)
1920Patrick Troughton, actor (Doctor Who)
1921Nancy Kelly, Lowell Mass, actress (Double Exposure, Jesse James)
1921Simone Signoret, Weisbaden Germany, (Casque d'Or, Room at the Top)
1922Bruno VeSota, Ill, actor/director (Chopper, Teenage Doll, Wild Rovers)
1922Eileen Ford, modeling agency head (Ford Modeling Agency)
1923Lee Hale, Tacoma Wash, choral director (The Entertainers)
1923Wim Van Est, [Locomotief/Pletmolen], Dutch cyclist
1924Julia A Perry, US composer (Cask of Amontillado)
1924Julia Perry, Lexington Kentucky, composer (Selfish Giant)
1924Machiko Kyo, Osaka Japan, actor (Gate of Hell, Rashomon, Ugetsu)
1925Flannery O'Connor, GA, novelist (A Good Man is Hard to Find)
1926Hans Rausing, Swedish/British industrial/billionaire (Tetra Pak)
1926Laszlo Papp, Hungary, Olympic Boxer (Gold-1948, 1952, 1956)
1927Leslie Claudius, India, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)
1928James A Lovell Jr, Cleveland Oh, USN/astr (Gemini 7, 12, Apollo 8, 13)
1929Harris W Fawell, (Rep-R-IL, 1985- )
1929Kenneth Haigh, Yorkshire England, actor (Search for the Nile)
1930David Russell Burge, composer
1931Bohumil Goli n, Czech, volleyball player (Olympic-bronze-1968)
1932Wes Santee, miler
1932Woody (Woodson) Held, baseball player
1934Gloria Steinem, Toledo Ohio, feminist/publisher (Ms Magazine)
1934Johnny Burnette, Memphis, guitarist (Trains Kept A-Rollin, You're 16)
1935Susan Engel, Vienna Austria, actress (Ascendancy)
1936Lawrence Bernard "Larry" Gales, bassist
1938Hoyt Axton, Duncan Okla, actor (Black Stallion, Junkman, Rousters)
1939Toni Cade Bambara, director
1940Anita Bryant, Barnsdall Okla, homophobe/singer (George Gobel Show)
1942Aretha Franklin, Memphis Tenn, Soul Sister #1/singer (Respect)
1942Jacqueline Lichtenberg, US, sci-fi author (Star Trek Lives!, Dreamspy)
1942Paul Michael Glaser, Cambridge Mass, actor (Starsky-Starsky & Hutch)
1943Pavel Lednev, USSR, pentathelete (Olympic-gold-1980)
1943Ronald Jeffers, composer
1944Frank Oz, muppetteer (Grover-Sesame Street, Muppet Show)
1944Ross Duncan, cricketer (one Test Australia v England 1971, 0-30)
1944Terry L Bruce, (Rep-D-IL, 1985- )
1946Bonnie Bedelia, [Culkin], NYC, actress (Die Hard, Heart Like a Wheel)
1947Claudine Schneider, (Rep-R-RI, 1981- )
1947Elton John, [Reginald Kenneth Dwight], England, singer (Rocketman)
1948Kelly Garrett, actress/singer (Holdin)
1948Michael Stanley, Cleveland OH, rocker (Michael Stanley Band)
1948Richard Lundy, horse trainer
1949Jean Potvin, NHLer
1949Neil Jones, musician (Bend Me Shape Me)
1949Nick Lowe, England, rock vocalist (Rockpile-Cruel to be Kind)
1951Bob Pelander, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Michael Stanley Band)
1951Maisie Williams, Montserrat, rock vocalist (Boney M)
1952Ken Boyd, basketball
1953Haroon Rashid, cricketer (Pakistani & WSC batsman late 70's)
1953Mary Gross, Chicago Ill, actress/comedian (SNL, Club Paradise, Feds)
1956Sonia M Lannaman, England, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-bronze-1980)
1958James McDaniel, Wash DC, actor (Arthur Fancy-NYPD Blue)
1958María Caridad Colón, Cuba, javelin thrower, (Olympic-gold-1980)
1958Yograj Singh, cricketer (Indian pace bowler early 80's)
1959Vince Guerra, jockey
1960Haywood Nelson, NYC, actor (Haywood-Grady, Dwayne-What's Happening)
1960Robert Green, Omaha Neb, tennis star
1960Steve Norman, London, rock sax (Spandau Ballet-True)
1961John Stockwell, Galveston TX, actor (Born to Ride, City Limits)
1961Mark David Brooks, Ft Worth TX, PGA golfer (1994 Kemper Open)
1964Alex Solls, jockey
1964Eric Woods, California, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Xerox BC Open)
1964Ken Wregget, Brandon, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins)
1965Avery Johnson, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
1965Sarah Jessica Parker, Nelsonville Oh, actress (Square Pegs, LA Story)
1965Sean "Hollywood" Hamilton, DJ (Hangin' With Hollywood, Z-100)
1966David Hohl, Winnipeg Manitoba, freestyle wrestler (Olympics-9-92, 96)
1966Jeff Cross, NFL defensive end (Miami Dolphins)
1966Jeff Healey, Canada, blind pop guitarist (See the Light)
1966Tom Glavine, Concord MA, pitcher (Atlanta Braves, Cy Young 1991)
1967Debi Thomas, US, figure skater (Olympic-bronze-1988)
1967Takayuki Miura, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
1968Dixon Edwards, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings)
1968Errol Martin, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
1968Peter Blackburn, Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
1969Dale Davis, NBA forward (Indiana Pacers)
1969Dan Wilson, Arlington Height IL, catcher (Seattle Mariners)
1969Guy Newman, Australian water polo goalie (Olympics-96)
1969Scott Sanders, Hannibal MO, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
1970Magnus Larsson, Sweden, tennis star
1970Shawn Antoski, Brantford, NHL left wing (Phila Flyers)
1971Aashish Kapoor, cricketer (Indian off-spin batsman 1994- )
1971AndrŽ Bolduc, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
1971Cammi Granato, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
1971Perry Klein, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons)
1971Sheryl Swoopes, Texas, WNBA forward (Houston Comets. Oly-gold-96)
1972Demet Edwards, WLAF defensive tackle (Barcelona Dragons)
1972Howard Battle, Biloxi MS, infielder (Phila Phillies)
1972Lawrence Moten, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
1973Andrei Nikolishin, Vorkuta Rus, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)
1973Bob Sura, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1973Ray Zellars, NFL fullback (NO Saints)
1974Mike Adams, wide reciever (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1974Vyninka Arlow, Australia, diver (Olympics-96)
1975Miguel Mejia, San Pedro de Macoris, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
1976Monica Croscicka-Wnetrzak, Miss Universe-Poland (1996)
1989Chicken Kentucky, 1st partial birth in space (chicken)
2184Pavel Andreivich Chekov, Leningrad, USSR (Star Trek-character)

Famous deaths for this day Events  Birthdays

1223 Afonso II, 3rd King of Portugal (1211-23), dies at 36
1458 Inigo López de Mendoza, Spanish marquis of Santillana/poet, dies
1510 Georges d'amboise, French archbishop of Narbonne/Rouen, dies at 49
1609 Johan Willem, duke of Jlich/Cleef/Mark/Mountain/Ravensberg, dies
1692 Gerardus L Blasius, Flemish anatomist, dies at about 66
1697 Hendrik Casimir II, King of Nassau-Dietzstadhouder, dies
1751 Frederik of Hessen Kassel, King of Sweden (1720-51), dies at 74
1766 Johannes Ritschel, composer, dies at 26
1799 Constantin Reindl, composer, dies at 60
1801 Anthony Ziesenis, architect/sculptor (Camper), dies at 69
1801 Novalis, writer, dies at 28
1823 Coelestin Jungbauer, composer, dies at 75
1825 Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, Dutch patriot/earl, dies at 63
1835 Friederike Blum, writer, dies
1852 Alexis Garaude, composer, dies at 73
1880 Joseph Rummel, composer, dies at 61
1880 Ludmilla Assing, writer, dies
1909 Ruperto Chapi y Lorente, composer, dies at 57
1910 K lm n Miksz th, Hungarian author (Szent Péter Esernyöje), dies at 63
1914 Frédéric Mistral, French poet (Nobel-1904), dies
1918 Claude A Debussy, French composer (Iberia/La mer), dies in Paris at 55
1924 John Reedman, cricketer (Test for Aust 1894, 17 & 4, 1 for 24), dies
1937 John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Bird in Hand), dies at 54
1940 Ion Nonna Otescu, composer, dies at 51
1948 Warren Hymer, actor (Show Them No Mercy), dies at 42
1949 Hanns A Rauter, German SS-commandant in Netherland, executed at 54
1951 Edward Collins, Hall of Fame infielder (White Sox, A's), dies at 63
1954 Gertrud Bäumer, writer, dies
1956 George Luther Foote, composer, dies at 70
1956 Robert Newton, actor (Henry V, Odd Man Out), dies at 50
1957 Fud Livingston, composer, dies at 50
1958 Emerson Whithorne, composer, dies at 73
1959 Billy Mayerl, composer, dies at 56
1962 Auguste Piccard, Swiss explorer/balloonist, dies at 78
1963 David Moore, US feather weight boxer, dies at 29
1965 Giorgio Federico Ghedini, composer, dies at 72
1965 Viola Gregg Liuzzo, US civil rights activist, murdered
1966 Colin Campbell, actor (Leather Boys), dies at 83
1968 Douglas Evans, actor (South Pacific Trail), dies in Hollywood
1969 Alan Mowbray, actor (Dante, Colonel Flack), dies at 72
1969 Max F Eastman, US critic/essayist (Love & Revolution), dies at 86
1969 Norman Gallichan, cricketer (one Test for NZ, 30 & 2, 3-113), dies
1973 Edward Steichen, pioneer of US photography, dies at 93
1974 Otto Waldis, actor (Unknown World, Whip Hand), dies at 72
1978 Jack Hulbert, actor (Bulldog Jack), dies at 85
1979 ... Sykes, British ambassador in The Hague, murdered
1979 Anton Heiller, composer, dies at 55
1983 Martha Sleeper, actress (Spitfire), dies of a heart attack at 72
1987 Henry R LaBouisse, headed UNICEF (1965-79), dies at 83
1991 Eileen Joyce, pianist, dies at 78
1991 Lee Donn, pianist, dies of stroke at 96
1992 Nancy Walker, actress (Ida Morgenstern-Rhoda), dies of cancer at 69
1992 Noémie Perugia, French mezzo soprano, dies
1994 David Miles Bensuan Economist-Butt, , dies at 79
1994 Michel R Vassallucci, French/Neth publisher (Arena), dies at 32
1995 James Gardner, designer, dies at 87
1995 Peter Herbert Penwarden, priest, dies at 73
1995 Warren E Burger, chief justice of US (1969-86), dies
1996 John Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, news commentator (BBC), dies at 91
1997 Roberto Sanchez Vilella, governor of Puerto Rico in (1965-69), dies

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