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1575 King Johan Casimir of Palts promises military aid to hugenots
1597 French troops chase away Albrecht of Austria
1630 Mass village of Shawmut changes name to Boston
1652 Spanish troops occupy Dunkerk
1654 Russian troops occupy Smolensk on Poland
1662 Flamsteed sees solar eclipse, 1st known astronomical observation
1666 "Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi becomes Islamiet
1668 King John II Casimir of Poland resigns, flees to France
1702 Emperor Leopold I declares war on France, Cologne & Bavaria
1729 Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Groningen
1741 George Frederick Handel's "The Messiah," premieres in Dublin
1747 French troops occupy Bergen on Zoom
1782 Great Seal of US used for 1st time
1795 British capture Capetown South Africa
1810 Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, which called for the end of Spanish rule Mexican Independence Day celebrates this event
1812 Fire of Moscow
1830 Oliver Wendell Holmes writes "Old Ironsides"
1847 United Shakespeare Company buys his home in Stratford-upon-Avon
1848 Slavery abolished in all French territories
1857 Mexican constitution of force (fiercely attacked by Pope Pius IX)
1857 Typesetting machine patent
1858 1st overland mail for California
1859 Lake Nyasa, which forms Malawi's boundary with Tanzania & Mozambique discovered by British explorer David Livingstone
1861 Battle of Princeton WV
1861 British Post Office Savings Banks opens
1862 Battle of Antietam, bloodiest day in Civil War (Sharpsburg Md)
1862 Gen Bragg's army surrounds 4,000 federals at Munfordville, KY
1862 Liliuokalani, queen of Hawaii (1891-93) marries John Owen Dominis
1864 Battle of Coggin's Point, Virginia (Hampton-Rosser Cattle Raid)
1867 Ottawa Rough Riders & Senators play Canadian Football game
1873 German troops leave France
1885 Puritan (US) beats Genesta (England) in 6th running of America's Cup
1890 Newswriter George Whitney Calhoun names Green Bay team Packers
1892 Amsterdam swim club renamed "The Y"
1893 Cherokee Strip, Oklahoma opens white settlement homesteaders
1906 Kaarlo Nieminen wins 1st Finnish marathon
1906 Roald Amundsen discovers Magnetic South Pole
1908 Carriage-maker, William Durant, founded General Motors Corp
1908 William Crapo Durant incorporates General Motors in Janesville Wisc
1913 1000s of women demonstrate for Dutch female suffrage
1915 Czar Nicolas II adjourns 4th Duma
1915 US takes control of customs & finances of Haiti for 10 years
1919 American Legion incorporated by an act of Congress
1919 Dutch Ruether beats Giants 4-3 to clinch Cincinnati 1st NL pennant
1920 Bomb explosion in Wall Street, kills 30
1922 42nd US Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats W M Johnston (46 36 62 63 64)
1922 Turkish troops chase Greeks out of Asia
1924 Cardinal Jim Bottomley bats in 12 RBIs in 1 game
1926 -22] Hurricane in Florida & Alabama, kills 372
1926 Italian-Romanian peace treaty signed
1926 Philip Dunning & George Abbott's "Broadway," premieres in NYC
1926 St Louis Cards beat Phillies 23-3
1927 Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden for US Lawn Tennis Assn title
1928 Hurricane hits West Palm Beach-Lake Okeechobee Florida; 3,000 die
1929 Police shoots at strikers at Maastricht, 2 killed
1930 Phillies trailing 10-5, score 5 in 9th, then Pirates score 4 in top of 10th, so Phillies score 5 in bottom of 10th to win 15-14
1931 Blimp is moored to Empire State Building (NYC)
1931 St Louis Cards repeat as NL champions with a 6-3 win over Phillies
1932 30.8 cm rainfall at Westerly, Rhode Island (state record)
1938 George E T Eyston sets world auto speed record at 357.5 MPH
1939 53rd US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Helen Hull Jacobs (60 810 64)
1939 59th US Mens Tennis: Robert L Riggs beats S Welby van Horn (64 62 64)
1939 NY Yankees clinch their 11th & 4th successive pennant
1940 Dutch SS forms
1940 FDR signs Selective Training & Service Act (1st peacetime draft)
1940 Leo Durocher suspended from Ebbetts Field for "inciting a riot"
1940 Luftwaffe attacks center of London
1940 Samuel T Rayburn of Tx elected speaker of House
1940 St Louis Browns Johnny Lucadello is 2nd to HR from each side of plate
1941 German armour troops surround Kiev Ukraine
1941 Hitler orders for every dead German, 100 Yugoslavian be killed
1941 Jews of Vilna Poland confined to Ghetto
1942 Japanese attack on Port Moresby repelled
1943 Montgomery's 8th army contacts invasion - arm forces at Salerno
1943 Soviet army under general Vatutin reconquer Romny
1945 Barometric pressure at 856 mb (25.55") off Okinawa (record low)
1947 John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 394.2 MPH
1948 "Heaven on Earth" opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 performances
1948 "Mr Strauss Goes to Boston" closes at Century NYC after 12 perfs
1949 KABC TV channel 7 in Los Angeles, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1950 Cleveland Rams (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, beat Phila 35-10)
1950 Viet Minh-offensive against French bases in Vietnam
1951 6th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1951 NL ump Frank Dascoli clears the Dogers bench ejecting 15 players
1953 AL approves St Louis Browns move to become Baltimore Orioles
1954 CKLW TV channel 9 in Windsor, ON (CBC) begins broadcasting
1955 Bauer & Berra homer in 9th beating Red Sox 5-4 taking over 1st
1955 US Auto Club forms to oversee 4 major auto reacing categories
1955 Yankee Mickey Mantle pulls a hamstring muscle running out a bunt
1956 Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Clock Golf Open
1957 Coup in Thailand (Premier Songgram deposed)
1957 LA City Council approves 300-acre site in Chavez Ravine for Dodgers
1959 President De Gaulle recognizes Algerian right of self determination
1960 Amos Alonzo Stagg retires as a football coach at 98
1960 Mil Brave Warren Spahn no-hits Phila Phillies, 4-0
1961 CDU loses West German election
1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1961 WLKY TV channel 32 in Louisville, KY (ABC) begins broadcasting
1962 Brian Kilby wins marathon: (2:23:18.8)
1962 Gerda Kroon runs European record 800 m in 2:02.8
1962 Public TV channel 13 begins in NYC
1962 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open
1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1963 "Outer Limits" premieres on ABC-TV
1963 Malaysia formed from Malaya, Singapore, Br No Borneo & Sarawak
1963 WVAN TV channel 9 in Savannah, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 "Shindig" premieres on ABC-TV
1965 Boston Red Sox Dave Morehead no-hits Cleve Indians, 2-0
1965 Sobibor trial opens in Hagen West Germany
1966 Metropolitan Opera opens at NY's Lincoln Center
1967 Anni Pede runs female world record marathon (3:07:26)
1967 KPAZ TV channel 21 in Phoenix, AZ (IND) begins broadcasting
1967 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1968 KLNI (now KADN) TV channel 15 in Lafayette, LA (IND) begins
1968 Richard Nixon appears on "Laugh-in"
1970 Jordan king Hussein forms military govt
1971 6 Klansmen arrested in connection with bombing of 10 school buses
1971 West German chancellor Willy Brandt meets with soviet pres Brezhnev
1972 1st TV series about mixed marriage-Bridgit Loves Bernie
1972 Penny Marshall appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Fly Unfriendly Skies"
1973 "Desert Song" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 15 performances
1973 Buff Bill OJ Simpson rushes 250 yards (2 TDs), beating NE Pats 31-13
1973 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
1974 BART begins regular transbay service
1974 Bob Dylan records Blood on the Tracks
1974 Pres Ford announces conditional amnesty for US, Vietnam War deserters
1974 US General Haig becomes NATO-supreme commander in Europe
1975 Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia (National Day)
1975 Pirates beat Cubs 22-0, Rennie Stennett is 3rd to go 7 for 7
1975 Rennie Stennett is 2nd to hit 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game
1976 Egypt president Sadat re-elected
1976 Episcopal Church approves ordination of women as priests & bishop
1977 90 minute pilot of "Logan's Run" premieres on TV
1977 Ringo releases "Drowning in Sea of Love"
1977 Seattle beats Royals, 4-1, to end KC's winning streak at 16 games
1978 25,000 die in 7.7 earthquake in Tabar Iran
1978 Filming on Monty Python's Life of Brian, begins
1978 Grateful Dead perform in Cairo Egypt
1978 Yanks beat Red Sox for 6th time in 2 weeks, 3-2
1979 23rd Ryder Cup: US, 17-11 at Greenbrier
1979 Catfish Hunter Day at Yankee Stadium
1979 Coup in Afghanistan under Hafizullah Amin
1979 KC's Willie Wilson hits 5th inside-the-park HR (most since 1925)
1979 Nancy Lopez/JoAnn Washam wins Portland- Ping Team Golf Championship
1979 USSR performs nuclear test
1981 1st broadcast of "Miami Vice" on NBC-TV
1982 Massacre of 1000+ Palestinian refugees at Chatila & Sabra begins
1983 Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen
1984 "Miami Vice" premieres
1984 Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1984 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1986 Fire in Kinross gold mine, Transvaal South Africa, 177 killed
1987 Calif's Bob Boone catches record 1,919th major league game
1987 NASA launches space vehicle S-209
1987 NY's WNET-TV channel 13 begins round clock broadcasting
1987 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1988 Cin Reds Tom Browning pitches a perfect game, beats Dodgers, 1-0
1988 Fish leaves rock group Marillion
1988 Javed Miandad completes 211, his 5th Test Cricket double, v Australia
1988 Jury awards Valerie Harper $1.6 M in dispute over TV series
1988 Tom Browning of Cincinnati Reds pitches a perfect game against LA
1989 Debbye Turner (Mont), 23, crowned 63rd Miss America 1990
1989 Singer Natalie Cole marries record producer Andre Fisher
1990 101 year old Sam Ackerman weds 95 year old Eva in New Rochelle NY
1990 42nd Emmy Awards: LA Law, Murphy Brown, Peter Falk & Patricia Wettig
1990 Dennis Quaid & Meg Ryan wed
1990 Iraq televises an 8 minute uncensored speech from George Bush
1990 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1990 Pirate Radio NY International begins transmissions on WWCR
1991 Atlanta's Otis Nixon suspended for rest of 1991 due to cocaine
1991 US trial of Panamanian leader Noriega begins
1991 Norm Charlton suspended for 7 days for intentionally hitting Steve Scioscia with a pitch
1992 "Les Miserables," opens at Nuevo Apolo, Madrid
1992 900 die in flood in Pakistan
1992 FCC votes to allow competition for local phone service
1992 Vanna White suffers a miscarriage
1993 Minn Twins Dave Winfield, is 19th to get 3,000 hits
1993 Singer Karen Akers (48) weds businessman Kevin Powers (41)
1994 Fire Dept puts out smokey electrical fire in White House
1995 Greg Maddux of Braves sets record of 17 consecutive road victory
1995 Shawntel Smith (Okla), 24, crowned 69th Miss America 1996
1995 Stephen Hawkins (53) wets Elaine Mason
1996 1st one-day international in Canada, India v Pakistan at Toronto
1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Panama City FL on WTBB 97.7 FM
1996 Paul Molitor of Twins is 21st player to reach 3,000 hits
1996 Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), launches into space
1997 ABL MVP Nikki McCray signs with WNBA
1997 Apple Computer Inc names co-founder Steve Jobs temporary CEO
1997 Mark McGwire signs with the St Louis Cards for $26M
2000 27th Olympic games open at Sydney, Australia (sched)

Famous birthdays for this day Events  Deaths

1386Traversari Ambrosius, Italian humanist//sciencist/general
1387Henry V, king of England (1413-22)
1547Abu al-Faiz ibn Mubarak Faizi, Persian-Dutch East Indies poet
1557Jacques Mauduit, composer
1574Samuel Coster, Dutch physician/playwright (Polyxena)
1584Matthias Gallas, Austria earl of Campo/duke of Lucerna/general-major
1638Louis XIV, [Sun King], king of France (1643-1715) [NS]
1651Engelbrecht Kämpfer, German/Neth VOC surgeon
1685John Gay, English poet (Beggar's Opera)
1736Johann N Tetens, German/Danish philosopher/mathematician
1762Charles G G, earl of Merode/mayor of Brussels/French senator
1797Anthony Panizzi, Librarian at British Museum
1800Jozef Nowakowski, composer
1818Francis Seymour Haden, English surgeon/graphic artist
1822Charles S Crocker, Pres of Central & South Pacific Railroad
1823Francis Parkman, American historian/author (Oregon Trail)
1823Michael Obrenovic, ruler of Serbia
1832George Washington Custis Lee, Major General (Confederate Army)
1837Pedro V van Alcantara, king of Portugal (1853-61)
1838James J Hill, Canada, RR entrepreneur (Great Northern Railroad)
1847Albert Ross Parsons, composer
1858Andrew Bonar Law, British PM (C, 1922-23)
1872Henriette de Vreker-Verschuur, Dutch/Flemish actress (Rose Kate)
1875James Cash Penney, department store founder (J C Penney)
1877James J Jeans, cosmologist/astrophysicist (Mysterious Universe)
1877Willem H Rassers, Dutch cultural anthropologist (Panji)
1878Karl Albiker, German sculptor (German Art, female nudes)
1880Alfred Noyes, British poet/essayist (Loom of Years, Highwayman)
1882Mart Saar, composer
1885Karen Horney, German/US, neo-freudian psychoanalyst
1887Hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor
1887Nadia Boulanger, Paris, composer/music teacher (Lasiréne Ideology)
1888Almira Sessions, Washington DC, actress (Okla Annie)
1888Frans Sillanpää, Finland, writer (Meek Heritage-Nobel 1939)
1889Claude A Barnett, founder (Associated Negro Press)
1889Ludwig Tgel, German author/novelist/writer (Horse Music)
1890Ernst Deutsch, [Dorian], Prague Czech, actor (Moon is Down, 3rd Man)
1891Czeslaw Josef Marek, composer
1891Isabel Jeans, London England, actress (Easy Virtue, Heavens Above)
1891Karl Dönitz, German great admiral/Fhrer (1945)
1893Albert Szent-Györgyi, Hungary, biochemist (Vitamin C, Nobel 1937)
1893Alexander Korda, British movie producer (3rd man)
1894Clarence R Hennecke, Omaha NE, actor (Keystone Kops)
1895Charles W Bidwill Sr, Chicago, NFL hall of famer (Chicago Cardinals)
1895Karol Rathaus, composer
1896André Cheron, French chess/bridge theorist
1899Hans Swarowsky, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Graz Opera 1947-50)
1901Andrée Joly Bunet, France, figure skater pair (Olympic-gold-1928, 32)
1901CFH "Freddie" Gough, British major scout (WW II, Arnhem)
1903Richard Hall, composer
1906Annie Hermes, Dutch singer
1906Jack Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill, commando
1908Beecher Moore, sailor
1908Jacobus "Ko" van de Bosch, actor/cabaret performer/director (Nemo)
1908James "Jimmy" Johnson, English Labor MP (1950-59, 64-83)
1909John Megaw, British Lord Justice of Appeal
1909[Hans JM] Fernand Lodewick, literature historian
1910Joan Alice Chetwode Ramsey nee Hamilton, lady Ramsey of Canterbury
1911Wilfred Burchett, Australia, communist/writer (Catapult to Freedom)
1912Jerry Wald, NYC, producer (Mildred Pierce, Johnny Belinda)
1914Allen Funt, Bkln NY, TV host & creator (Candid Camera)
1915Cy Walter, Minneapolis Mn, pianist (3's Company)
1916Lord Ryder of Eaton hastings, CEO (Intl Publishing House)
1916Willem Noordhoek, photographer
1918Baroness Pike, MP
1919Andy Russell, LA Calif, singer (Andy & Della Russell Show)
1919Milan Harasta, composer
1919Sven-Erik Bäck, Swedish violinist/composer/conductor
1920Franco Pandolfini, Italy, water polo (Olympic-gold-1948)
1920Hannie [Jannetje J] Schaft, "Girl with red hair"
1920Sheila Quinn, adviser (British Red Cross)
1921Dusty Hughers, playwright
1921Fritz Geissler, composer
1921John Hendricks, lyricist singer (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross)
1921William Johnston, Chaplain to Queen of Scotland
1922Janis Paige, Tacoma Wash, actress (Lanigan's Rabbi, Trapper John MD)
1922Marcel Mouloudji, singer
1924Lauren Bacall, Staten Island, actress (Dark Passage, Key Largo)
1924Paddy Stone, Winnipeg Manitoba, choreographer (Piccadilly Palace)
1925B[lues] B[oy] King, Itta Bena Miss, blues singer (Thrill is Gone)
1925Charles Haughey, Irish president (1979-81, 82, 87-92)
1925Charlie Byrd, guitarist (Desfinado)
1926John Knowles, US writer (Morning in Antibes)
1926Lee Kuan Yew, PM (Singapore)
1926Robert Schuller, televangelist (Glass Cathedral, Hour of Power)
1926Tommy "Butch" Bond, actor (Butch-Our Gang)
1927Jack Kelly, Astoria Queens, actor (Bart-Maverick, Get Christie Love)
1927Peter Falk, Ossining NY, actor (Colombo, Scared Straight)
1928Lamine Diakhaté, Senegal, poet (Primordiale du Sixieme Jour)
1929Dale E Kildee, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1977- )
1930Ken Coates, MEP (Labour)
1931Jan Johansson, composer
1932Anne Francis, Ossining NY, actress (Honey West, Pancho Villa)
1932Mickey Stewart, manager (England Cricket Team)
1933George Chakiris, Norwood Ohio, actor (West Side Story)
1933Jim Gilbert, artist
1934Elgin Baylor, NBA star (1958-59 Rookie of Year-Lakers)
1934Eva Clayton, (Rep-D-North Carolina)
1935Carl Andre, US sculptor (minimal/conceptual art)
1936Frits Niessen, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1937Aleksandr Medved, USSR, super heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1964 68, 72)
1937Andrew J[efferson V] Offutt, US, sci-fi author (Undying Wizard)
1937Vincent J Naimoli, Paterson NJ, owner (SF Giants)
1941Jim McBride, NYC, director/actor (Hot Times, Breathless, Big Easy)
1941Joe Butler, Glen Cove NY, rock vocalist/drummer (Lovin' Spoonful)
1941Tommy Carberry, jockey
1942Amos Tom Wargo, Marlette MI, PGA golfer (1993 PGA Seniors Champion)
1942Bernie Calvert, rock bassist (Hollies)
1942Linda G Miller, NYC, actress (Night of the Juggler, Mississippi)
1943David Wilshire, British MP (C)
1943Dennis W Conner, yachting pro (4-time America's Cup-winning skipper)
1944Ard Schenk, Holland 1500m, 5K, 10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1972)
1944Betty Kelly, Detroit, rocker (Martha Reeves & Vandellas)
1946Lord Walton of Detchant, physician (Warden of Green College Oxford)
1947Aleksandr V Rutskoi, Ukrainian Hero of USSR/VP (1991- )
1947Andy Irvine, rugby player
1947Ilona Gusenbauer, Austria, high jumper (Olympic-bronze-1972)
1947Lucius Allen, NBA star (Milwaukee Bucks)
1947Michael R McNulty, (Rep-D-NY)
1947Russ Abbott, British TV comedian (September Song)
1948Kenny Jones, London, rock drummer/vocalist (Small Faces)
1948Rosemary Casals, tennis star (US Open doubles 1967,71,74) [or Oct 10]
1949Ed Begley Jr, LA Cal, actor (Eating Raoul, St Elsewhere, Parenthood)
1949Susan Ruttan, Oregon City Ore, actress (Roxanne Melman-LA Law)
1950David Bellamy, Darby Fla, singer (Bellamy Bros-Let Your Love Flow))
1952Nile Rodgers, Bronx NY, rock guitarist (Honeydrippers)
1952Ron Blair, Macon Ga, rock bassist (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
1953Earl Klugh, Jazz pianist/guitarist
1953Gene Taylor, (Rep-D-Mississippi)
1953Jerry Pate, Macon Ga, PGA golfer (US Open 1976, Canadian Open 1976)
1953Lenny Clarke, Boston, actor (Officer Hampton-John Larroquette Show)
1955Liz Knights, publisher
1955Robin Yount, baseballer (Mil Brewers, MVP 1982, 1989, 3,142 hits)
1955Vicki Tabor, LPGA golfer
1956Anatoly Beloglazov, USSR, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic-gold-1980)
1956Charles Fearing, rock guitarist (Raydio)
1956David Copperfield, [Kotkin], US, magician
1956Kevin R Kregel, NYC NY, Pilot/astronaut (STS 70, 78, 87)
1956Mark Daniel Gearan, Gardner Mass, campaign manager (Al Gore)
1956Mickey Rourke, Schenectady NY, actor (9« Weeks, Wild Orchid, Homeboy)
1956Nick Banton, founder (Body Positive)
1956Peter Zaremba, rocker (Fleshtones)
1956Sergei Beloglazov, USSR, 57 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic-gold-1980)
1957Keith Connor, Anguilla, British triple jumper (Olympic-bronze-1984)
1958Jennifer Tilly, LA Calif, actress (Let it Ride, Off Beat, Psycho II)
1958Orel Hershiser, pitcher (LA Dodgers, Cleveland Indians)
1958Terry McBride, Austin Tx, singer (McBride & Ride-Can I Count on You)
1960Mickey Tettleton, Oklahoma City OK, catcher (Texas Rangers)
1961Alessandro Cecchi Paone, Italian entertainer
1961Mark Parent, Ashland OR, catcher (Detroit Tigers)
1961William M "Bill" Hicks, comedian
1962Julie Larsen Piers, Westchester NY, LPGA golfer (1995 Edina Realty)
1962Kimberly McArthur, Fort Worth Texas, playmate (January, 1982)
1963Garth Jax, NFL middle linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
1963Richard Marx, Chicago Ill, rocker (Hold on to the Night)
1964David Michael Sabo, Perth Amboy NJ, rocker (Skid Row-Psycho Love)
1965Katy Kurtzman, Wash DC, actress (Lindsay-Dynasty)
1966Kevin Curtis Young, LA Calif, 400m hurdler
1967Bernie Parmalee, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
1967Dana Dormann, Oxnard CA, LPGA golfer (1993 McCall's LPGA Classic
1967Michael Smith, Kenora Ontario, decathlete (Olympics-96)
1968Charles McRae, NFL guard/tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1968Tara Cross-Battle, Houston Texas, volleyball hitter (Oly-br-92, 96)
1969Andrew Borodow, Montreal, 130 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-5-92, 96)
1969Chester McGlockton, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
1969Kathi Wolfgram, Minneapolis, rocker (Jets-You Got it All)
1969Marthijn Pothoven, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
1970Anthony Marshall, NFL safety (Chic Bears)
1970Paul Shuey, Lima OH, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
1971Charlie Fields, Bkln NY, actor (Shannon)
1971Derrell Mitchell, NFL/CFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons, Argonauts)
1971Shawntel Smith, Oklahoma, Miss America (1996)
1972Don Sasa, NFL defensive tackle (SD Chargers)
1972Mark Bruener, NFL tight end (Pitts Steelers)
1972Ramon van Haaren, soccer player (RKC)
1972Shalane McCall, actor (Charlie Wade-Dallas)
1972Steve Russ, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
1973Clint Peay, Columbia Md, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96)
1974Justin Whalin, SF Calif, actor (Jimmy Olsen-Lois & Clark)
1975Kip Harkrider, Carthage TX, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
1976Andres Javier Blazquez, PR, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)
1987Madeline Zima, New Haven Ct, actress (Grace Sheffield-Nanny)

Famous deaths for this day Events  Birthdays

0096 Titus Flavius Domitianus, emperor of Rome (81-96), murdered at 45
0655 Martinus I, bannished Pope (649-53), dies
1087 Victor III, [Dauferio/Desiderius], Italian Pope (1086-87), dies
1380 Charles V, the Wise, King of France (1364-80), dies
1394 Clement VII, [Robert de Genève], Pope (1378-94), dies
1498 Tomas de Torquemada, inquisitor who burned 10,000 people, dies
1542 Diego de Almagro, Spanish captain-general of Peru, beheaded
1589 Michael Bajus, [Michel de Bay], Belgian theologist, dies at 76?
1652 Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, Dutch composer, dies at 61
1672 Anne Bradstreet, American poet, dies (birth date unknown)
1696 Lambert Pietkin, composer, dies at 83
1736 Daniel G Fahrenheit, Prussian/Neth physicist (thermometer), dies at 50
1798 Damasus Brosmann, composer, dies at 67
1824 Louis XVIII SX, earl of Province/king of France (1814-24), dies
1834 Antoine-Vincent Arnault, French writer (Guillaume the Nassau), dies
1837 Pedro V van Alcantara, king of Portugal (1853-61), dies
1845 John Kinker, translator/philosopher/poet, dies at 81
1896 Carlos Gomez, composer, dies at 60
1911 Edward Whymper, English mountaineer (Ascent of Matterhorn), dies
1920 Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet/writer (Polar History), dies at 32
1925 Leo Fall, Austria operetta composer (That Pink von Stambul), dies
1925 Leopold Fall, composer, dies at 52
1926 Rudolf C Eucken, German philosopher (Nobel 1908), dies at 80
1936 Irving Thalberg, US producer (MGM), dies
1936 Karl Buresch, Austrian politician, dies
1945 John "Pa" van de Steur, philanthropist (Java), dies at 80
1945 John McCormack, Irish singer (Irish national anthem/folk songs), dies
1946 James Jeans, English physicist/mathematician/astronomer, dies at 69
1948 Ferdinand I MKLM, prince of Saxony-Coburg/tsar of Bulgaria, dies
1950 Pedro De Cordoba, actor (Club Havana, Swamp Fire), dies at 68
1953 Colin G Fink, US chemist (electro-chemistry), dies
1955 Leopold C M S Amery, Brit minister of Colonies (India), dies at 81
1957 Ch'i Pai-shih, traditional Chinese painter, dies at 93
1961 A P F Chapman, cricketer (26 Tests for England), dies
1961 Yme C Schuitmaker, potato farmer/dramatist, dies
1962 Saif al-Islam Achmad, monarch of Yemen, dies at about 71
1964 Leo Weismantel, German writer (Das Totenliebespar), dies at 76
1971 Ferdinand LR Sassen, priest/philosopher (Descartes), dies at 77
1973 Frederic Meyer, actor (Faraway Hill), dies at 63
1977 Marc Bolan, rock vocalist/guitarist (T Rex), dies in a car crash at 29
1977 Maria Callas, American-born prima donna, dies in Paris at 53
1979 Nur Mohammed Taraki, president of Afghanistan (1978-79), killed
1982 Rolfe Sedan, actor (Mr Beasley-Burns & Allen Show), dies at 86
1990 Loretta Tupper, radio/TV entertainer, dies of cancer at 84
1990 Steve Condos, tap dancer, dies of heart attack at 71
1991 Carol White, actress (Prehistoric Women, Dulcima), dies at 47
1992 Duke Robbins, entertainer, dies of pneumonia at 71
1992 Lee Tully, entertainer, dies
1992 Millicent Fenwick, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82), dies at 82
1993 Johanna F Zandstra-Giezen, oldest person in Netherland, dies at 111
1993 Willie Mosconi, world billiards champ, dies of heart attack at 80
1994 Alain Bernardin, impressario of the Crazy Horse Saloon, dies at 78
1994 Albert de Courtray, French archbishop of Lyon/cardinal, dies at 71
1994 Bernie Lazaroff Leighton, pianist, dies at 73
1994 Dolly Hare, German/British actress (Broken Blossom), dies at 84
1994 Jack Dodson, actor (Howard Sprague-Andy Griffith Show), dies at 63
1995 Michael Balfour, historian, dies at 86
1995 Pierre Olaf, cabaret artist/clown, dies at 67
1996 Andrew MacElhone, bar owner, dies at 73
1996 Gene Nelson, actor/dancer (SOB, Purple Hills, Starlift), dies at 76
1996 McGeorge Bundy, US national security advisor (1961-66), dies at 77
1997 Antony Kearey, television producer, dies at 77

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