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0293 Roman emperor Maximianus introduces tetrarchy
0492 St Felix III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0492 St Gelasius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0705 John VII begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0743 Slave export by Christians to heathen areas prohibited
0918 Balderik becomes bishop of Utrecht
1260 Hulagu Khan, grandson of Genghis, conquerors Damascus
1382 French Maillotin uprises against taxes
1420 Pope Martinus I calls for crusade against the hussieten
1434 Jacoba of Bavaria marries Frank van Borselen
1562 Blood bath at Vassy: Gen de Guise allows 1200 huguenots murder
1565 Spanish occupier Estacio de S  founds Rio de Janeiro
1587 English parliament leader Peter Wentworth confined in London Tower
1591 Pope Gregory XIV threatens to excommunicate French king Henri IV
1634 Battle at Smolensk: Polish King Wladyslaw IV beats Russians
1642 Georgeana (York) Maine became the 1st incorporated American city
1692 Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, & Tituba arrest for witchcraft (Salem, MA)
1711 "The Spectator" begins publishing (London)
1780 Penn becomes 1st US state to abolish slavery (for new-borns only)
1781 Continental Congress adopts Articles of Confederation
1784 E Kidner opens 1st cooking school, in Great Britain
1785 Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of Agriculture organized
1790 1st US census authorized
1792 US Presidential Succession Act passed
1796 1st National Meeting in the Hague
1803 Ohio becomes 17th state
1809 Embargo Act of 1807 repealed & Non-Intercourse Act signed
1811 Egyptian king Muhammad Ali Pasha oversees ceremonial murder of 500
1811 French Civil Code of Criminal law accepted by Netherlands Mamelukes in Cairo's Citadel
1815 Sunday observance in Netherlands regulated by law
1845 President Tyler signs a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas
1847 Michigan becomes 1st English-speaking jurisdiction to abolish the death penalty (except for treason against the state)
1854 SS City of Glasgow leaves Liverpool harbor & is never seen again
1859 Present seal of SF adopted (its 2nd)
1864 Louis Ducos du Hauron patents movie machine (never built)
1864 Rebecca Lee (US) becomes 1st black woman to receive a medical degree
1866 Paraguayan canoes sink 2 Brazilian ironclads on Rio Parana
1867 Howard University, Washington DC, chartered
1867 Most of Nebraska becomes 37th US state (expanded later)
1869 Postage stamps showing scenes are issued for 1st time
1871 J Milton Turner named minister to Liberia
1872 Yellowstone becomes world's 1st national park
1875 Congress passes Civil Rights Act; invalidated by Supreme Ct, 1883
1876 Guernsey Cattle Club forms (Farmington Conn)
1879 Library of Hawaii founded
1880 Pennsylvania is 1st American state to abolish slavery
1890 1st US edition of Sherlock Holmes (Study in Scarlet) published
1893 Diplomatic Appropriation Act, authorizes the US rank of ambassador
1896 Battle of Adua: 80,000 Ethiopians destroy 20,000 Italians
1904 England regains cricket Ashes taking a 3-1 series lead v Australia
1909 1st US university school of nursing established, Univ of Minn
1910 3 passenger trains buried at Steven's Pass in Cascade Range. 118 die. Worst snow slide in US history
1912 Albert Berry makes 1st parachute jump from an airplane
1912 Isabella Goodwin, 1st US woman detective, appointed, NYC
1913 1st state law requiring bonding of officers & state employees, ND
1913 Federal income tax takes effect (16th amendment)
1914 Dutch Minister of war H Colijn named director of British Petroleum
1916 Germany begins attacking ships in the Atlantic
1917 1st federal land bank chartered
1919 Demonstrations for Korean independence from Japan begin
1920 Austria becomes a kingdom again, under Adm Horthy
1920 Buriat ASSR, in RSFSR, constituted
1921 Australia Cricket team complete 5-0 drubbing of England
1921 Rwanda ceded to England
1921 Sailors revolt in Kronstadt Russia
1923 Allies occupy Ruhrgebied: killing railroad striker
1924 Germany's prohibition of Communist Party KPD lifted
1927 Bank of Italy becomes a Natl Bank
1928 Paul Whiteman & orchestra record "Ol' Man River" for Victor Records
1932 Charles Lindbergh Jr (20 months), kidnapped in NJ; found dead May 12
1933 Bank holidays declared in 6 states, to prevent run on banks
1934 Henry Pu Yi crowned emperor Kang Teh of Manchuria
1934 Primo Carnera beats Tommy Loughran in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1937 1st permanent automobile license plates issued (Ct)
1937 Gov Wouters innaugrates the radio station on the Dutch Antilles
1937 US Steel raises workers' wages to $5 a day
1940 12th Academy Awards - "Gone with the Wind," R Donat & V Leigh win
1940 Richard Wright's novel "Native Son" is published
1941 "Captain America" appears in a comic book
1941 1st US commercial FM radio station goes on the air, Nashville, Tenn
1941 Elmer Layden becomes 1st NFL commissioner
1941 German troops invade Bulgaria
1941 Himmler inspects Auschwitz concentration camp
1942 3 day Battle of Java Sea ends, US suffers a major naval defeat
1942 Baseball decides that players in milt can't play when on furlough
1942 J Milton Cage Jr's "Imaginary Landscape No 3," premieres in Chicago
1942 Japanese troops occupy Kalidjati airport in Java
1942 Suriname camp for NSB people opens to save Jews
1942 Tito establishes 2nd Proletarit Brigade in Bosnia
1943 Jewish old age home for disabled in Amsterdam raided
1944 Massive strikes in Northern Italian towns
1944 U-358 sinks in Atlantic
1945 British 43rd Division under Gen Essame occupies Xanten
1945 Chinese 30th division occupies Hsenwi
1945 FDR announces success of Yalta Conference
1945 Fieldmarshal Kesselring succeeds von Rundstedt as commander
1945 US infantry regiment captures Mönchengladbach
1946 British Govt takes control of Bank of England, after 252 years
1946 Panam  accepts its new constitution
1947 International Monetary Fund begins operation
1949 Joe Louis retires as heavyweight boxing champ
1949 The Browns, owners of Sportsman's Park, move to evict the Cardinals
1950 Chiang Kai-shek resumed the presidency of National China on Formosa
1950 Klaus Fuchs sentenced to 14 years for atomic espionage (London)
1950 USSR issues golden rubles
1952 Egyptian government-Ali Maher Pasja resigns
1952 Helgoland, in North Sea, returned to West Germany by Britain
1953 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
1953 KAUZ TV channel 6 in Wichita Falls, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 KTNT (now KSTW) TV channel 11 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begins
1953 WJZ-AM in NYC becomes WABC; WJZ-TV in Baltimore final transmission
1953 WTAJ TV channel 10 in Altoona, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 4 Puerto Ricans open fire in US house of reps injuring 5 reps
1954 In spring training, Ted Williams breaks his collarbone
1954 Rebellion during visit of pres Naguib in Khartoum Sudan, 30 die
1954 US explodes 15 megaton hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll
1954 Ted Williams fractures collarbone in 1st game of spring training after flying 39 combat missions without injury in Korean War
1955 Israeli assault on Gaza, kills 48
1955 KFAR (now KATN) TV channel 2 in Fairbanks, AK (ABC/NBC) 1st broadcast
1955 Pakistan v India 5 Test Cricket series ends in a 0-0 draw
1957 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 123 perfs
1957 KTWO TV channel 2 in Casper, WY (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1957 Kokomo the Chimp becomes Today Show animal editor
1958 Gary Sobers 365* v Pak, 614 min, 38 fours, best Cricket before Lara
1958 Sobers completes 446 stand for 2nd wicket with Conrad Hunte, 260
1958 West Indies cricket declare at stumps score of 3-790 decl v Pakistan
1959 Archbishop Makarios returns to Cyprus after 3 years
1959 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Golden Triangle Festival Golf Tournament
1961 Cellist Jacqueline du Prés debut in Wigmore Hall
1961 President Kennedy establishes the Peace Corp
1962 American Airlines 707 plunges nose 1st into Jamaica Bay NY killing 95
1962 K-Mart opens
1962 US/British nuclear test experiment in Nevada
1962 Uganda became a self-governing country
1963 200,000 French mine workers strike
1965 Australia suspends champ swimmer Dawn Fraser for 10-yrs for misconduct
1965 Gas explosion kills 28 in apartment complex (La Salle, Quebec)
1965 WPSX TV channel 3 in Clearfield, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 Ba'ath-party takes power in Syria
1966 Venera 3 becomes 1st man-made object to impact on a planet (Venus)
1967 Dominica & St Lucia gain independence from Britain
1967 House of Reps expels Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr (307 to 116)
1967 Queen Elizabeth Hall (South Bank Center) opens in London
1967 WMET (now WHSW) TV channel 24 in Baltimore, MD (IND) 1st broadcast
1968 NBC's unprecedented on-air announcement, Star Trek will return
1968 Pirate Radio Atlantis South (England) begins test transmitting
1968 Political Party Radikalen (PPR) established in Netherlands
1968 Singers Johnny Cash (36) & June Carter (38) wed
1968 Vatican City's Apostolic Constitution of 1967 goes into effect
1969 "Red, White, & Maddox" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 41 perfs
1969 After 88 weeks Sgt Pepper drops off the charts
1969 Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself at Dinner Key Auditorium
1969 NY Yankees' Mickey Mantle retires
1969 Pirate Radio 259 begins operation off the French coast
1970 Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes world champion all-round ladies skater
1970 Charles Manson's album "Lie" is released
1970 End of US coml whale hunting
1970 Kreisky's soc-democrats win Austrian parliamentary election
1970 White govt of Rhodesia declares independence from Britain
1971 Bomb attack on the Capitol in Wash DC
1971 Clandestine Radio Deutsche Reich (Germany) begins transmitting on FM
1972 Club of Rome publishes report "Boundaries on the Growth"
1972 David Rabe's "Sticks & Bones," premieres in NYC
1972 KHMA TV channel 11 in Houma, LA (IND) begins broadcasting
1972 Wilt Chamberlain is 1st NBA player to score 30,000 points
1973 Robert Joffrey Dance Company opens
1973 Robyn Smith becomes 1st female jockey to win a major race
1974 George Harrison announces his concert tour of US in November
1974 Ian & Greg Chappell make 264 partnership v NZ cricket at Wellington
1974 Watergate grand jury indicts 7 presidential aides
1975 17th Grammy Awards: I Honestly Love You, Marvin Hamlisch win
1975 Eagles' "Best of My Love" reaches #1
1977 Bank of America adopts the name VISA for their credit cards
1977 US extends territorial waters to 200 miles
1978 "Timbuktu!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 243 performances
1978 Charlie Chaplin's coffin was stolen from a Swiss cemetery
1979 "Sweeney Todd" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 557 performances
1980 CTUC, Commonwealth Trade Union Council, established
1980 Hilbert van der Duim becomes world champion all-round skater
1980 Patti Smith & MC5 guitarist Fred Sonic Smith wed in Detroit
1980 Snow falls in Florida
1981 "Sophisticated Ladies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 767 perfs
1981 Bobby Sands, IRA member, begins 65-day hunger strike (he dies)
1981 Irish Rep Army Bobby Sand begins hunger strike in Maze Prison
1981 Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic
1982 5 dies as ski lift malfunctions a L£z-Ardiden in Pyrenees
1982 5th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1982 NY Times raises it's price from 25› to 30›
1982 Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus, sends back data
1983 Tamara McKinney becomes 1st US woman skier to win the World Cup
1983 Tornado tears through LA, injuring 33 people
1984 Landsat 5 & ham satellite Oscar 11 launched into polar orbit
1984 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR #3931 Batten, #4529 Webern, #4530 Smoluchowski, #4818 Elgar, #5502 Brashear & #5943 Lovi
1985 Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center
1985 Milwaukee businessman Herb Kohl purchases the Milwaukee Bucks
1985 Pentagon accepts theory that atomic war would cause a nuclear winter
1987 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1988 Courtney Gibbs Eplin, 21, (Texas), crowned 37th Miss USA
1988 Iraq says it launched 16 missiles into Tehran
1988 Pontiac announces the end of the Fiero automobile
1988 Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe with his record 1,050th NHL assist
1989 Ben Johnson's coach testifies Johnson began using steroids in 1981
1989 Comet du Toit at perihelion
1989 Julianne Philips & Bruce Springsteen divorce
1990 Benin nullifies its constitution
1990 Luis Alberto Lacelle sworn in as president of Uruguay
1991 US Embassy in Kuwait officially reopens
1992 "Little Hotel on the Side" closes at Belasco NYC after 41 perfs
1992 "Visit" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
1992 Jenny Thompson swims 100m freestyle world record (1:01.40)
1992 Nelson Diebel swims 100m freestyle US record (54.48 secs)
1993 Authorities in Waco, Texas negotiate with Branch Davidians
1993 George Steinbenner is reinstated as owner of NY Yankees
1993 New expansion NHL team, owned by Disney, is named the Mighty Ducks
1994 36th Grammy Awards: I Will Always Love You, Toni Braxton wins
1994 Martti Ahtisaari inaugurated as president of Finland
1994 Senate rejectes a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution
1995 37th Grammy Awards: All I Want to Do, Streets of Phila, Sheryl Crow
1995 Belgium ends military conscript
1995 Jozef Oleksy succeeds Waldemar Pawlak on as premier of Poland
1995 Julio María Sanguinetti sworn in as president of Uruguay
1995 Part of Houston begins using new area code 261
1995 Ukraine premier Vitaly Massol, resigns
1996 Lenny Wilkens, winningest coach in NBA, coaches his 1,000th victory
1996 New toll-free 888 area code introduced
1996 Plans approved allowing traffic cameras High Harrington & Shap England
1997 "Mandy Patinkin in Concert," opens at Lyceum Theater NYC
1997 5th annual ESPY Awards shown on TV
1998 "Art," opens at Royale Theater NYC
1998 Australian Ladies Masters Golf

Famous birthdays for this day Events  Deaths

0772Po Tjiu-i, Chinese poet/governor of Hang-tsjow
1456Wladyslaw Jagiello, king of Bohemia/Hungary (1471/90-1516)
1494Il Bacchiacca, [Franceso Ubertini], Italian painter
1528Albrecht V von Wittelsbach, [the Generous], duke of Bavaria
1607Giovanni Francesco Milanta, composer
1610Johann B Schup, [Schuppius], German poet/historian
1630Ferdinand van Apshoven de Jongere, Flemish painter, baptized
1690Conrad Johann Conrad Beissel, composer
1703Dieudonne Raick, composer
1709Josef Antonin Gurecky, composer
1711Peregrinus Pogl, composer
1734Pieter Valck[x], South Netherland sculptor
1771Armand-Emmanuel Trial, composer
1779Jacob Gottfried Weber, composer
1780Léonard PJ du Bus de Gisignies, gov-general of Neth Indies (1826-30)
1788Gheorghe Asachi, Romania, writer/humanist/politician
1799Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky, composer
1810Frédéric Chopin, Poland, composer/pianist (Concert in F Minor) [NS]
1811Robert Christie Buchanan, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1878
1820George Davis, Atty Gen (Confederacy), died in 1896
1820Richard Redhead, composer
1822Albin Francisco Schoepf, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1822Charles Champion Gilbert, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1826John Thomas, composer
1828James Fleming Fagan, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1893
1828Vittorio Bersezio, [Carlo Nugelli], Italian playwright
1831Hiram Bronson Granbury, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1832Friedrich Grutzmacher, composer
1835Matthias J Scheeben, German theologist (Natur und Gnade)
1837Ion Creanga, Romanian fairy tale author (Amintiti the Copilarie)
1837William Dean Howells, US, novelist/critic/editor (Atlantic)
1838Gabriele dell' Addolorata, [Francesco Possenti], Italian priest
1841Blanche Kelso Bruce, Virginia, (Sen-Miss, 1875-1881)
1841Romualdo Marenco, composer
1848Augustus Saint-Gaudens, US, sculptor/designer (1907 $20 gold piece)
1852Theophile Delcassé, French statesman
1856Florimond Fonteyne, Flemish priest/politician (Volkseeuw)
1858Georg Simmel, German philosopher/sociologist
1860Suzanna Salter, 1st US female mayor/temperance leader
1864Rebecca Lee, 1st black woman to get a medical degree
1865Gerard Vissering, Dutch banker/president (Bank of Java)
1874Jean de Merode, [Marie-Louise B Courtenay], Princess of Neth
1878Gabriel Edouard Xavier Dupont, composer
1880Julian Myrick, promoter of junior tennis
1880Lytton Strachey, biographer/critic (Benson Medal 1923)
1882Ida Moore, Altoona Ks, actress (Mr Music, Ma & Pa Kettle at Waikiki)
1883Thomas Shelvin, college footballer great (Yale)
1885Lionel Atwill, English/US actor (Mystery of the Wax Museum)
1886Oskar Kokoschka, Russia/Austrian/British, painter (Erasmus Prize 1960)
1890Jan Duiker, Dutch architect (Zonnestral)
1892Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Japan, writer (Rashomon in Kappa)
1893Theo Frenkel, actor (Footlights, Hague's Comedy)
1895G B "Duke" Keats, hockey hall of famer (elected 1958)
1896Dimitri Mitropoulos, Athens Greece, conductor/composer
1900Donald Keith Falkner, singer
1903Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke, Iowa, jazz cornetist (In a Mist)
1904Glenn Miller, bandleader (Glenn Miller Orchestra-In the Mood)
1904Paul Hartman, SF Calif, actor (Bert-Petticoat Junction)
1905Pol le Roy, Flemish author/novelist/writer (Stroom)
1907Lois Moran, Pitts, actress (Mom-Waterfront)
1909David Niven, Kirriemuir Scotland, actor (Casino Royale)
1909Richard de Guide, composer
1909Robert Selby Taylor, bishop
1909Terence De Marney, England, actor (Case Thomas-Johnny Ringo)
1911Harry Golombek, chess grandmaster
1913Helmut Erich Robert Gernsheim, photogrpaher/collector
1914Archibald J Gumede, S Afr ANC member/chairman (UDF)
1914Ralph Waldo Ellison, US writer (Invisible Man, Shadow & Cast)
1915Johannes J "Joop" Klant, Neth/S Afr economist (Madame Sans Gˆne)
1917Dinah Shore, Winchester Tenn, singer (See the USA in a Chevrolet)
1917Robert Lowell, poet/pacifist (Lord Weary's Castle, Near the Ocean)
1918Roger Delgado, London, actor (Agent 8 3/4, Hot Enought for June)
1919Lawrence Ferlinghetti, US, beat poet (Coney Island of the Mind)
1920Alfred Grant Goodman, composer
1920Harry Caray, baseball announcer (Chicago Cubs)
1920Howard Nemerov, US, 3rd US poet laureate/novelist (Blue Swallows)
1921Jack Clayton, film director
1921Richard Wilbur, 2nd US Poet Laureate (Ceremony, Walking to Sleep)
1921Terrence "Cardinal" Cooke, (NY)
1922William M Gaines, publisher (MAD Magazine)
1922Yitzak Rabin, premier (Israel, 1992-95, Nobel 1994)
1923Bonita Granville, actress/producer (Perry Mason)
1923Duncan White, Ceylon, 400m hurdler (Olympic-silver-1948)
1924Donald "Deke" Kent Slayton, Sparta Wisc, Major USAF/astro (Apollo 18)
1925Al Rosen, Spartanburg SC, 3rd baseman (AL MVP 1953)/NY Yankee pres
1926Cesare Danova, Rome Italy, actor (Garrison's Gorillas)
1926Pete Rozelle, NFL commissioner (1960-89)
1926Robert Clary, Paris France, actor (LeBeau-Hogan's Heroes)
1927Harry Belafonte, Harlem NYC, calypso singer (Buck & the Preacher)
1927Lusine Amara, opera/concert singer
1927Robert Heron Bork, judge, nominated for supreme court
1929Sonny James, singer (Young Love, Running Bear)
1930C D Gopinath, cricketer (batted in 8 Tests for India in the 1950's)
1930Pierre Max Dubois, composer
1930Raymond St Jacques, actor/director (Cotton Comes to Harlem, Mr Moses)
1932Jacques Leduc, composer
1933Istvan Lang, composer
1933Joan Hackett, NY, actress (Will Penny, One Stone Pony)
1933Myrlie Evers, politician/commissioner (LA Board of Public works)
1934Jim "Ed" Brown, Sparkman Ark, country singer (Nashville on the Road)
1934Riet [M J J] Roosen-van Pelt, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
1935George Généreux, Canada, trap shooter (Olympic-gold-1952)
1935Judith Rossner, author (Looking for Mr Goodbar)
1935Robert Conrad, [Conrad R Falk], Chicago, actor (Wild Wild West)
1936Camille E Baly, St Maartens poet (Sonny)
1936Jean-Edern Hallier, writer
1936Marion Farouk-Sluglett, political scientist
1937Jed Allan, Bronx NY, actor (Days of our Lives, CC-Santa Barbara)
1938Michael J[oseph] Kurland, US, sci-fi author (Infernal Device)
1939Leo Brouwer, composer
1939Warren Davis, rocker (Monotones)
1940David Broome, Show Jumper (world champ-1970)
1940Ralph Towner, rocker (Oregon)
1941Michael L Lampton, Williamsport Pa, astronaut
1942Jerry Fischer, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
1942Peter Guber, producer (Flashdance)
1943Benjamin W Jipcho, Mt Elgon Kenya, 3K steeplechase (Oly-silver-1972)
1943Franz Hohler, writer
1943Mauro Checcoli, Italy, 3 day equestrian (Olympic-gold-1964)
1943Piet Veerman, Dutch rock vocalist/guitarist (Cats-Sailin' Home)
1943Wolfgang Scheidel, German DR, luge (Olympic-gold-1972)
1944Dirk Benedict, Helena Mont, actor (A-Team, Battlestar Galactica)
1944John B Breaux, (Rep-D-LA, 1972-88)
1944John Napier, London, set designer (Royal Shakesphere Company)
1944Mike D'Abo, rock vocalist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn)
1944Roger Daltrey, English rocker/actor/producer (The Who-Tommy)
1945Burning Spear, [Winston Rodney], Jamaican reggae singer
1946Lana Wood, [Svetlana Gurdin], Santa Rosa Calif, (Diamonds are Forever)
1946Tony Ashton, Blackburn England, rocker (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke)
1947Alan Thicke, Ontario, actor/host (Thicke of the Night, Growing Pains)
1948Norman Connors, singer (You Are My Starship)
1949Sido Martens, Dutch guitarist/singer/mandolin player (Fungus)
1950Shahid Israr, Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper (in one Test v NZ 1976)
1951Barbara DeAngelis, talk show hostess (Barbara DeAngelis Show)
1952Alice Ritzman, Kalispell MT, LPGA golfer (1995 Rochester Intl-5th)
1952David Allen Barr, Kelowna BC, PGA golfer (Atlanta Golf Classic)
1953Bandula Warnapura, cricketer (1st Sri Lanka Test captain)
1953Ron Howard, Okla, actor/director (American Graffiti, Happy Days)
1954Catherine Bach, Warren Oh, actress (Daisey Duke-Dukes of Hazzard)
1954Janis Gill, Torrance Cal, singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo-Midnight Girl)
1955Jimmy Fortune, Newport News Va, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57)
1956Balwinder Singh Sandhu, cricketer (Sikh pace bowler 1983 World Cup)
1956Mark Todd, UK, NZ equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-96)
1956Timothy Daly, Sufferin NY, actor (Joe-Wings, Diner, Made in Heaven)
1957Jon Carroll, Wash DC, vocalist (Starland Vocal Band-Afternoon Delight)
1958Nik Kershaw, singer/songwriter (Wouldn't it be Good)
1958Wayne B Phillips, cricket wicket-keeper (Australia)
1960Alicia Dibos, Lima Peru, LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open-4th)
1961Davis Daniel, Arlington Heights Ill, country singer
1961Mike Rozier, NFL halfback (Heisman Trophy-1983, Houston, Atlanta)
1962Bill Leen, rocker (Gin Blossoms)
1962Mark Gardner, LA Calif, pitcher (SF Giants)
1963Arnold Oosterveer, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1963Barb[ara] Marois, Auburn Mass, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
1963Magnus Svensson, Leksand Swe, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
1963Maurice Benard, actor (Sonny Corinthos-General Hospital)
1963Robert James Affuso, Newburgh NY, rock drummer (Skid Row-Psycho Love)
1963Ron Francis, Sault Ste Marie, NHL center (Pitts Penguins, Team Canada)
1963Tony Castillo, Lara Venezuela, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
1964Jennifer McCarters, Sevierville Tn, singer (McCarters-The Gift)
1965Les Miller, defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
1966Clinton Gregory, singer
1966John David Cullum, actor (1776, Sweet Country, Day After)
1966Luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
1966Steve Reed, LA Calif, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
1967Aron Winter, Surnamese/Dutch soccer star (Ajax, Lazio)
1968Dave Zuniga, Worland WYO, 136« lbs/greco-roman wrestler (Olympics-96)
1968Salil Ankola, cricketer (Indian pace bowler one Test 1989)
1968Sanjeeva Weerasinghe, cricketer (Test for Sri Lanka v India at 17)
1969Azam Khan, cricketer (Pakistan ODI batsman 1996)
1969Doug Creek, Winchester VA, pitcher (SF Giants)
1969Vincenzo Esposito, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
1970Lisa Eagen, Harlan Iowa, team handball wing/back court (Olympics-1996)
1970Ray Crittenden, wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
1970Stuart Thompson, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)
1971Allen Johnson, Wash DC, long jumper/110m hurdler (Olympics-gold-96)
1971André Karnebeek, soccer player (FC Twente
1971Austin Robbins, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, NO Saints)
1971Shepherd Clark, Atlanta Ga, figure skater (1994, 97 Eastern Sr champ)
1971Tim Prinsen, CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1971Tyler Hamilton, Marblehead Mass, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1971Zahoor Elahi, cricketer (Pakistan opening batsman v NZ 1996)
1972Omar Daal, Maracaibo Venezuela, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
1972Profail Grier, CFL running back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1973Chris Webber, NBA forward (Washington Bullets/Wizards)
1973Igor Murin, Trencin CZE, hockey goaltender (Team Slovakia 1998)
1974Mark-Paul Gosselaar, actor (Zack-Saved by the Bell)
1974Stephen Davis, running back (Washington Redskins)
1975Maria Jose Suarez, Miss Universe-Spain (1996)
1976Maringo Vlijter, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
1977Rod White, Sharon Pa, archer (Olympics-gold-1996)
1980Rose VBL Windsor, daughter of English prince Richard
1980Shahid Afridi, cricketer (ton in 37 balls in 1st ODI innings)

Famous deaths for this day Events  Birthdays

0965 Leo VIII, Italian (anti-)Pope (963-65), dies
1131 Stephen II, King of Hungary (1116-31), dies
1383 Amadeus VI, (Green Earl), earl of Savoy, dies at 49
1510 Francisco d'Almeida, viceroy of India, dies in battle at about 59
1535 Bernardo Accolti, [Unico Aretino], Italian writer (Virginia), dies
1619 Thomas Campion, English physician/composer/poet (Poemata), dies at 53
1633 George Herbert, English poet, dies at 39
1643 Girolamo Frescobaldi, Italian composer/organist, dies at 59
1693 Benedict Schultheiss, composer, dies at 39
1771 Isfrid Kayser, composer, dies at 58
1773 Jan Wagenaar, Dutch historian, dies at 63
1773 Luigi Vanvitelli, [Louis van Wittel], Italian architect, dies at 72
1777 Georg Christoph Wagenzeil, Austria (court)composer/pianist, dies at 62
1788 Orazio Mei, composer, dies at 56
1797 Juan Manuel Olivares, composer, dies at 36
1804 Wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen, composer, dies at 63
1817 Luigi Gatti, composer, dies at 77
1826 J J Friedrich Weinbrenner, German architect/archaeologist, dies at 59
1859 Josef Theodor Krov, composer, dies at 61
1865 Anna Paulowna Romanova, great monarch of Russia, dies at 70
1869 Alphonse MLP de Lamartine, Fr poet (History of Girondins), dies at 78
1870 Francisco S López, Pres of Paraguay (1862-70), dies at 43
1892 Archibald Scott, Scottish chemist, dies at 60
1896 ... Albertone, Italian general (Eritrea), dies in battle
1896 ... Arimondi, Italian general (Eritrea), dies in battle
1896 ... Dabormida, Italian general (Eritrea), dies in battle
1899 György earl Apponyi, Hungarian MP, dies at 90
1901 Bernhard Erdmannsdörffer, German historian (Mirabeau), dies at 68
1906 José M de Pereda y S nchez the Porr£a, Spanish writer, dies at 73
1906 Moriz Heyne, German germanist (German Wörterbuch), dies at 68
1911 Jacobus H van 't Hoff, Dutch chemist/physicist (Nobel 1901), dies at 58
1914 Tor Bernhard Vilhelm Aulin, composer, dies at 47
1918 Johan Gustaf Emil Sjogren, composer, dies at 64
1920 Joseph Trumpeldor, killed defending Tel-Mai against arab attack
1921 Nicholas Petrovic Njegos, King of Montenegro (1910-18), dies at 79
1924 Louise MA, princess of Belgium, dies at 66
1926 Camilo d'Almeida Pessanha, Portuguese poet (China), dies at 58
1928 Albert Herbert Brewer, composer, dies at 62
1928 Jacob Adolf Hagg, composer, dies at 77
1930 Alo‹s Walgrave, Flemish writer/pastor (Peace on Earth), dies at 54
1932 Dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti Orfici), dies at 46
1938 G D'Annunzio, writer, dies at 74
1938 Gabrielle d'Annunzio, Italian poet/fascist (Il fuoco), dies at 74
1940 Josef Swickard, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73
1944 ... Formans, director Milos Formans mother, dies in Auschwitz
1947 J Boogaard, nazi collaborator, executed
1953 Anton GO Ridder Van Rappard, painter/lithographer/etcher, dies
1958 Giacomo Balla, Italian painter, dies at 86
1962 Roscoe Ates, actor (Dep Roscoe-Marshal of Gunsight Pass), dies at 70
1964 Sergius Kagen, composer, dies at 54
1965 Boleslav Vomacka, composer, dies at 77
1968 G v d Vring, writer, dies
1968 Georg von der Vring, German painter (Camp Lafayette), dies at 78
1970 Ed[uard] Hoornik, Dutch writer/poet (Na jaren), dies at 59
1972 Victor Babin, composer, dies at 63
1974 Jos de Haes, Flemish philological/poet (Azuren Holte), dies at 53
1976 Jean Martinon, French conductor/composer, dies at 66
1979 Dolores Costello, actress (Noah's Ark, Expensive Women), dies at 73
1979 Molla Mustafa Barzani, Iranian Kurd leader (KDP), dies at 75
1980 John Jacob Niles, composer, dies at 87
1984 Jackie Coogan, actor (Uncle Fester-Addams Family), dies at 69
1985 Eugene List, US concert pianist, dies at 66
1988 Jean Le Poulain, actor (Divine), dies at 63
1988 Joe Besser, comedian (3's Stooges, Abbott & Costello), dies at 80
1989 Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch radio host, dies at 64
1989 Josephine van Gasteren, Dutch actress/dir (Bluejackets), dies at 72
1990 Claude Spaak, Belgian dramatist, dies
1991 Edwin H Land, inventor (Polaroid Camera), dies at 81
1991 Katharine Blake, actress (To Have & To Hold), dies at 62
1991 Scott Huston, composer, dies at 74
1992 Maria Déa, French actress (Piéges), dies at 73
1993 Luis Kutner, US co-founder (Amnesty International), dies at 84
1993 Terry Frost, actor (Waterfront, Dead Man's Trail), dies at 86
1994 Eliseo Diego, Cuban poet, dies at 74
1994 Jacob "Jimmy" Herman Huizinga, journalist/writer, dies at 75
1994 Manmohan Desai, filmmaker, dies at 57
1994 Timothy Andrew James Souster, composer Musician, dies at 51
1994 Walter Kent, US composer (I'll Be Home for Christmas), dies at 82
1995 Edmund Boyd Fisher, publisher, dies at 56
1995 Vladislav Listyev, Russian TV-journalist, murdered at 38
1996 Margaret McKay, politician, dies at 85

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