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Welcome to It's History! for yesterday, Thursday, September 29, 2016.

Events for yesterday in history Birthdays  Deaths
0219 Batavian soldiers consecrate altar on Hercules Magusanus Rome
0235 St Pontianus ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0440 Pope Leo I the Great, installed
0855 Benedict III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1066 William the Conqueror invade England
1187 Saladins army marches into Jerusalem
1227 Pope Gregory IX excommunicate German emperor Frederik II
1349 People of Krems Austria accuse Jews of poisoning wells
1364 Battle of Auray, English forces defeat French at Brittany
1521 Turkish troops occupy Belgrade
1524 Emperor Charles V's troops give siege of Marseille
1564 Robert Dudley becomes earl of Leicester
1567 War of Religion - Huguenots try to kidnap king Charles IX
1608 Captain Newport arrives from England with supplies for colonists
1650 2nd Fronde-uprising ends
1650 Henry Robinson opens 1st marriage bureau (England)
1678 France & Brandenburg signs peace treaty
1785 Chasidic sect is excommunicated in Cracow Poland
1789 1st congress adjourns
1789 US War Dept established a regular army
1793 Tennis is 1st mentioned in an English sporting magazine
1815 King Willem I forms Order of Dutch Lion
1829 London's Metropolitan Police Force goes on duty (Scotland Yard)
1849 1st passenger train service to Peekskill NY (New Haven Railroad)
1853 Emigrant ship "Annie Jane" sinks off Scotland, drowning 348
1859 Great auroral display in US
1863 Opera "Pescatori di Perle" is produced (Paris)
1864 Battle of Waynesboro & New Market Heights VA
1872 "3 Fingers" Mackenzie destroys Kwahadi-Commanche village
1872 Kiowa-chief Lone Wolf captures Satanta & Big Tree
1875 US-Spanish relations decline in wake of Cuban rebellion
1879 NL owners meeting in Buffalo adopt reserve clause, giving each team exclusive rights to their players
1890 1st pro baseball game, NY Metropolitans beat Washington Nationals 4-2 in 5 innings at Polo Grounds in NYC
1892 1st night football game played (Mansfield, Penn)
1898 French troops reach Guinea & Sudan, Samori caught
1902 Impresario David Belasco opens his 1st Broadway theater
1904 1st monument honoring Spanish American War erected (Monroeville Ohio)
1906 US intervenes in Cuba ousts dictator Estrada Palma
1907 Construction begins on Washington National Cathedral
1908 Calgary Rugby Football Union forms
1911 Gun magazine of French battleship Liberté explode
1911 Italy declares war on Turkey
1911 Yanks steal 15 bases & get 13 walks, beating Browns 16-12; with a major-league record 6 stolen bases in 1 inning
1912 French/British troops lands on Samoa
1913 Sam S Shubert Theater opens at 225 W 44th St NYC
1913 Wash Senator Walter Johnson wins his 36th game
1914 Boston Braves, who were in last place in mid-July, clinch NL pennant
1915 1st transcontinental radio telephone message is sent
1915 British army conquerors Chilly al Imara, Mesopotamië
1915 Dutch Opera's 1st performance
1915 Herbert/Blossoms musical "Princess Pat," premieres in NYC
1915 Hurricane claims 275 in Mississippi Delta
1915 Phila Phillies clinch their 1st pennant
1918 Allied forces scored a decisive breakthrough of Hindenburg Line
1920 Babe Ruth sets then home run season record at 54
1920 Belgium annexes Eupen/Malmédy
1920 Joseph Horne Company in Pittsburgh sells radios for $10
1921 Pirates drop doubleheader to Cards to allow idle Giants to clinch NL
1922 Mussolini ask Vatican for support of fascist party program
1923 6th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Pelham CC Pelham NY
1923 Steinhart Aquarium in Golden Gate Park opens to public
1924 Santo Domingo joins League of Nations
1924 Senators clinch pennant, finishing 2 games in front of Yankees
1925 French Gen of Morocco, marshal Lyautey, is dismissed
1925 Greek republican constitution enforced
1926 Norma Shearer wed Irving Thalberg
1927 Babe Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games
1927 Telephone service begins between US & Mexico
1927 Tornado strikes St Louis Missouri, 85 die
1928 Cardinals win NL pennant with a 3-1 win at Boston
1928 Yanks (17) Tigers (28) set 9 inning hit record (45)-Tigers win 19-10
1930 1st Canadian football game played under lights, Hamilton-UBC
1930 Bing Crosby marries Dixie Lee
1930 Boquerón battle ends Paraguay border dispute
1930 Lowell Thomas made debuts on CBS Radio replacing Floyd Gibbons
1930 NYC College offers 1st course in radio advertising
1932 "Bill of Divorcement" premieres at the Mayfair
1933 Little King, Cartoon Character, by Von Beuren, debut
1934 Rondo Hatton weds Mabel Housh
1935 5th Ryder Cup: US, 9-3 at Ridgewood CC NJ
1936 Radio used for 1st time for a presidential campaign
1937 Frans Slaats bicycles world record time (45,563 km)
1938 1st archival course is offered at Columbia University in NYC
1938 Treaty of Munich signed by Hitler, Mussolini, Daladier & Chamberlain
1940 "Double or Nothing," a radio quiz show, 1st heard on Mutual Radio Net
1940 "Strike Up Band," opens
1940 1st US merchant ship "Booker T Washington" commanded by a black captain (Hugh Mulzac), launched at Wilmington Delaware
1941 Joe Louis TKOs Lou Nova in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1941 Million jam downtown Brooklyn to cheer NL champ Dodgers in a parade
1941 Nazi mass murder at Babi Jar, Soviet Union
1942 32°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Sept
1942 Govt of De Gaulle cancels agreement of Munich
1943 1st Silbertanne-murder by German occupiers in Meppel
1943 Eisenhower & Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio sign an armistice
1943 German riots at Amsterdam Jews
1943 Zjadovs 5th Gardeleger/Managarovs 53rd Army reconquer Kremenchug
1944 Browns last in AL attendance,only 6,172 watch them sweep Yanks in DH
1944 Soviet troops invade Yugoslavia
1945 Cubs clinch NL pennant
1946 "Adventures of Sam Spade" debuts on CBS Radio
1946 1st time NL pennant ends in a tie (Cards & Dodgers)
1946 Al Couture knockouts Ralph Walton in Lewiston Maine in 10« secs
1946 Los Angeles (previously Cleveland) Rams play 1st NFL game in LA
1946 NPS, Nationale Party Suriname, forms
1947 Dizzy Gillespie presented his 1st Carnegie Hall concert in NY
1947 Former Yank manager Joe McCarthy signs to manage Red Sox
1947 Record World Series crowd of 73,365 at Yankee Stadium ($325,828)
1948 Laurence Olivier's "Hamlet" opens at Park Avenue Cinema
1948 WBAP (now KXAS) TV channel 5 in Fort Worth-Dallas, TX (NBC) begins
1948 WSB TV channel 2 in Atlanta, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1949 "Front Page," debuts on CBS-TV
1949 "Inside USA With Chevrolet," debuts on CBS-TV
1949 Elia Kazan's "Pinky" starring Ethel Waters opens at Rivoli
1949 George Lascelles marries Maria Stein
1950 "Tin Pan Alley TV," last airs on ABC-TV
1950 Telephone Answering Machine created by Bell Laboratories
1950 Yanks clinch 2nd consecutive pennant under Casey Stengel
1951 1st color telecast of football game on network, Phila (CBS)
1951 Emile Zatopek runs world record 20,000 m & 10 mile
1951 S B Nicholson discovers 12th satellite of Jupiter
1952 "Lights Out," last airs on NBC-TV
1952 Stan Musial makes his only major league pitching appearance
1953 "Buick-Berle Show," debuts on NBC-TV
1953 "Make Room for Daddy," starring Danny Thomas, premieres on ABC-TV
1953 1st dept store to sell insurance is Carson Pirie Scott in Chicago Ill
1953 Balt Mayor D'Alesandro buys Veeck's interest in Browns for $2,475,000
1953 Milton Berle Show premieres
1953 US govt gives France $385 million for combat in Indo-China
1954 "Barefoot Contessa" starring Ava Gardner premieres at the Capitol
1954 "Masquerade Party," TV game Show; moves to ABC
1954 "Star is Born" starring Judy Garland & James Mason premieres
1954 Bennekom soccer team forms in Bennekom
1954 KALB TV channel 5 in Alexandria, LA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz' 460' drive
1955 "Sergeant Preston," debuts on CBS
1955 Ali Sastroamidjojo's PNI wins elections in Indonesia
1955 Arthur Millers "View From The Bridge," premieres in NYC
1956 "I Love Mickey" by Mickey Mantle & Teresa Brewer peaks at #87
1956 "Oh! Susanna," debuts on CBS-TV
1956 Yanks Mickey Mantle hits his 52nd HR of season
1957 "DuPont Show of the Month," debuts on CBS-TV
1957 "Paul Winchell Show," debuts on ABC-TV
1957 300 die as express train hits stalled train (Montgomery W Pakistan)
1957 Buddy Holly & Crickets released 2nd single "Oh Boy!"/"Not Fade Away"
1957 NY Giants play & lose their last game at Polo Grounds (9-1 to Pitts)
1957 Passenger train & oil train crash in Gambar West Pakistan, 300 die
1958 "Studio One," TV Anthology Drama last airs on CBS-TV
1958 "Summertime Blues" by Eddie Cochran peaks at #8
1958 "Texan," debuts on CBS-TV
1958 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1959 "Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis," debuts on CBS-TV
1959 "Philip Marlowe," debuts on ABC-TV
1959 Dodgers win game 2 of playoff, 6-5, & take NL pennant
1959 Little Anthony & the Imperials record "Shimmy Shimmy Koko Bop"
1959 Sultan of Brunei promulgates a constitution
1960 "Johnny Ringo," TV Western Drama; last airs on CBS-TV
1960 "My Three Sons" starring Fred MacMurray, debuts on ABC-TV
1960 "Outlaws," TV Western Drama; debuts on NBC-TV
1960 "Tell Laura I Love Her" by Ricky Valance peaks at #1 in UK
1960 "lrma La Douce" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 527 performances
1961 "Detectives," TV Crime Drama; moves to NBC-TV
1961 Bob Dylan's 1st recording session-backup harmonica for Caroline Hester
1961 Mamum Kuzbari becomes premier of Syria
1962 "Alley Cat" by Bent Fabric & His Piano peaks at #7
1962 "Green Onions" by Booker T & MG's peaks at #3
1962 "My Fair Lady" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 2,715 perfs
1962 "Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show," debuts on ABC-TV
1962 "You Can't Judge A Book By Cover" by Bo Diddley peaks at #48
1962 Algerian govt of Ben Bella forms
1962 Indians & Angels set AL record of 40 strikeouts in a doubleheader
1962 JFK authorized use of federal troops to integrate U of Mississippi
1962 Launch of Alouette 1, 1st Canadian satellite (on US Delta rocket)
1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 "Judy Garland Show," debuts on CBS-TV
1963 "My Favorite Martian," starring Ray Walston, debuts on CBS-TV
1963 2nd session of Ecumenical council, `Vatican II,' opens in Rome
1963 Card's Stan Musial's final game, gets his 3,629th & 3,630th hit
1963 Houston Colt .45 John Paciorek goes 3 for 3 in his only game
1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1963 Pope Paul opens 2nd sitting of 2nd Vatican council
1963 Rolling Stones 1st tour (opening act for Bo Diddley & Everly Bros)
1963 Stan Musial Day in St Louis
1964 Greece & Bulgaria close boundaries
1965 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4"
1965 St L Cards Charlie Johnson passes for 6 touchdowns vs Cleve (49-13)
1965 WLVT TV channel 39 in Allentown, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1965 Phillies catcher Pat Corrales sets record by reaching base twice on catcher's interference in one game & 6 times in one season
1966 Bechuanaland gains independence from England, becomes Botswana
1966 Sandy Koufax pitches 3rd 300-strikeout season
1967 -Oct 29] Rome: 1st bishop synod
1967 Gladys Knight & Pips releases "I Heard it Through the Grapevine"
1967 Intl Monetary Fund reforms world monetary system
1967 Mickey Hart joins the Grateful Dead & plays the Straightater
1968 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1968 Carl Yastrzemski .3005 avg wins his 2nd straight batting crown
1968 Chuck Latourette, sets NFL record 47.7 yd punt return avg (3 punts)
1969 "Bright Promise," TV Daytime Soap; debuts on NBC-TV
1969 "Letters To Laugh-In," debuts on NBC-TV
1969 "Love American Style," premieres on ABC-TV
1969 "Name Droppers," debuts on NBC-TV
1969 "Sale Of Century," debuts on NBC-TV
1969 7th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 7-6
1969 China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1969 Jackie DeShannon gets Gold Record for "Put Little Love in Your Heart"
1969 Red Sox Rico Petrocelli hits shortstop record 40th HR of season
1969 Steve O'Neal of NY Jets, kicks longest NFL punt; 98 yards vs Denver
1970 "NET Festival," last aired
1971 "McMillan & Wife," debuts on NBC-TV
1971 Cyclone & tidal wave off Bay of Bengal kills as many as 10,000
1971 Orbiting Solar Observatory VII launched
1971 Ron Hunt is hit by a pitch for record 50th time in a season
1971 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 Japan & People's Republic of China begin diplomatic relations
1973 "Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne" by Looking Glass peaks at #33
1973 "We're An American Band" by Grand Funk peaks at #1
1973 Balt Orioles pull their 5th triple play (5-4-3 vs Detroit)
1973 Insurance ind announces auto racers get into more highway accidents
1973 Soyuz 12 returns to Earth
1974 4th NYC Women's Marathon won by Katherine Switzer in 3:07:29
1974 5th NYC Marathon won by Norbert Sander in 2:26:30
1974 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
1975 "Three For Money," debuts on NBC-TV
1975 Jackie Wilson, slips into an irreversible coma; he dies in 1984
1975 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1975 WGPR-TV Detroit, 1st Black-owned station in US, began broadcasting
1976 "Alice," debuts on CBS-TV
1976 2nd Chamber recognizes Dutch Liberals/social democratic abortion law
1976 Boy George expelled from school
1976 SF Giant John Montefusco no-hits Atlanta Braves, 9-0
1976 Syria drives Palestinian guerrillas out of Lebanon
1976 Tommy Lasorda replaces Walter Alston as Dodger manager
1976 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1976 Jerry Lee Lewis, attempting to shoot soda bottles hits his bass player Norman Owens twice in the chest
1977 "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band," by Meco hits #1
1977 Eva Shain is 1st woman to referee a heavyweight championship
1977 James Brown's band walks out claiming they were underpaid & overworked
1977 Muhammad Ali beats Earnie Shavers in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1977 Peter Schats circus opera "Houdini," premieres in Amsterdam
1977 Soviet space station Salyut 6 launched into Earth orbit
1978 "Flying High," debuts on CBS
1978 "For Richer, For Poorer," TV Daytime Soap; last airs on NBC-TV
1979 "Ain't That A Shame" by Cheap Trick peaks at #35
1979 "Bad Case Of Loving You" by Robert Palmer peaks at #14
1979 "Boom Boom (Out Go Lights)" by Pat Travers peaks at #56
1979 "Born To Be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez peaks at #16
1979 "Cruel To Be Kind" by Nick Lowe peaks at #12
1979 "Different Worlds" by Maureen McGovern peaks at #18
1979 "Driver's Seat" by Sniff 'n' the Tears peaks at #15
1979 "Girls Talk" by Dave Edmunds peaks at #65
1979 "Lonesome Loser" by Little River Band peaks at #6
1979 "Message In A Bottle" by Police peaks at #1 in UK
1979 "What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'" by Stephanie Mills peaks at #22
1979 Astros' J R Richard strikes out NL season righty record of 313
1979 Gold hits record $400.20 an ounce in Hong Kong
1979 John Huston's "Wine Blood" premieres at NY Film Festival
1979 LA Dodger Manny Mota hits record 146th pinch hit
1979 Pope John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit Ireland
1980 Malcolm McDowell wed Mary Steenburgen
1982 1st broadcast of "Cheers" on NBC-TV
1982 Cyanide laced Tylenol capsules kills 7 in Chicago
1982 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1983 "A Chorus Line" 3,389 performance to become longest running Bdwy show
1983 1st time Congress invokes War Powers Act
1983 Airport of Beirut reopens
1983 Congress authorized Pres Reagan to keep 1,600 US Marines in Lebanon
1983 Oakland A's Mike Warren no-hits Chicago White Sox, 3-0
1984 "(What) In Name Of Love" by Naked Eyes peaks at #39
1984 "Cruel Summer" by Bananarama peaks at #9
1984 "Drive" by Cars peaks at #3
1984 "Layin' It On Line" by Jefferson Starship peaks at #66
1984 "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince & Revolution peaks at #1
1984 "Pretty Mess" by Vanity peaks at #75
1984 "Torture" by Jacksons peaks at #17
1984 "When You Close Your Eyes" by Night Ranger peaks at #14
1984 "Yes Or No" by Go-Go's peak at #84
1984 Elizabeth Taylor, undergoing rehabilitation at the Betty Ford Clinic
1985 "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," returns to NBC-TV
1985 "Amazing Stories," by Steven Spielberg, debuts on NBC-TV
1985 "MacGyver," starring Richard Dean Anderson, debuts on ABC-TV
1985 1st of 5 cyanide-laced Tylenol victims dies
1985 Deron Cherry, Kansas City vs Seattle, has 4 interceptions!
1985 Houston QB Warren Moon sacked NFL tying record 12 times (by Cowboys)
1986 "Airwolf," TV Adventure; moves to USA
1986 "Designing Women," TV Comedy, debuts on CBS
1986 Cubs Greg Maddux defeats Phillies Mike Maddux (1st rookie brothers)
1986 Indians Jay Bell is 10th to hit a HR on 1st major league pitch he sees
1986 Mary Lou Retton retires as a gymnast
1986 USSR releases US journalist Nicholas Daniloff confined on spy charges
1987 "Didn't We Almost Have It All," by Whitney Houston hits #1
1987 "thirtysomething," debuts on ABC-TV
1987 8th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1987 NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits record 6th grand slam of year
1988 26th Space Shuttle mission, Discovery 7 launched
1988 China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1988 Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 200m woman's record (21.34)
1988 UN peacekeeping forces win Nobel Peace prize
1988 Union Station reopens in Wash DC
1989 Glenn Frey joins Don Henley on-stage (for 1st time since 1981)
1989 Zsa Zsa Gabor convicted of slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills
1990 "Love & Affection" by Nelson peaks at #1 on pop singles chart
1990 "Street Scene" closes at NY State Theater NYC after 6 perfs
1990 Brook Yeaton weds Traci Lords
1990 Reds are 1st NL team to clinch title, staying in 1st place all year
1990 US Sect of State James Baker meets with Vietnam's foreign minister
1990 Washington National Cathedral construction is completed after 83 years
1990 "Millie's Book" written by 1st Lady Barbara Bush for president's dog is a best-selling non-fiction book
1991 "My Own Private Idaho" premieres
1991 29th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 14«-13« at Ocean Course (SC)
1991 Pat Bradley wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic
1992 Atlanta Braves wins 2nd straight NL West title
1992 Magic Johnson announces return to play basketball (he doesn't)
1992 Parliament suspends president Fernando Collor
1993 "Grace Under Fire," starring Brett Butler debuts on ABC-TV
1993 27th Country Music Assn Award: Vince Gill wins
1994 1st phase of OJ Simpson murder trial jury selection ends (304 chosen)
1994 House votes to end lobbyists buying meals & entertainment for Congress
1994 Pointer Sisters receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1995 Indians break 1902 Pirates record for largest lead over 2nd-place team (KC) (27« games)
1995 OJ Simpson trial sent to the jury
1995 Saleem Elahi scores century on ODI debut, Pakistan v Sri Lanka
1995 US space probe Ulyssus completes 2nd passage behind Sun
1996 "Delicate Balance" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC
1996 34th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Atlantic City USA (5-0)
1996 Alanis Morissette ends her 1st US tour (Houston Texas)
1996 Balt Orioles end season with record 257 HRs
1996 Houston Astro's retire Nolan Ryan's #34
1996 Nintendo 64 video game system debuts in USA (3 months after Japan)
1996 Orioles Brady Anderson is 14th to hit 50 HRs
1996 SD Padres sweep LA Dodgers in race for NL West title
1996 Trish Johnson wins LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Golf Classic
1996 US wins Federation Cup over Spain
1997 Jury selection in Terry Nichols Okla bombing trial begins

Birthdays for yesterday in history Events  Deaths
1276Christoffel II, king of Denmark (Handf‘stning)
1402Ferdinand, the Saint, Portuguese slave of Fez/saint
1511Michael Servetus, Spain, physician (Christianism Rostituta)
1518Tintoretto, Italian painter
1547Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, author (Don Quixote)
1561Roomen, mathematician
1583Johan VIII, the Younger, count of Nassau-Siegen/field marshall
1620John L baron of Elderen, 63rd prince-bishop of Luik (1688-94)
1640Antoine Coyzevox, French sculptor, baptized
1654Vincenz Lubeck, composer
1674Jacques Hotteterre, composer
1714Peter A van de Parra, gov-gen of Neth-Indies (1761-75)
1718Nikita I Panin, Russian earl/diplomat (plot against Peter III)
1725Robert Clive, English explorer/founder (British empire in India)
1725Robert Clive, founder (British empire in India)
1727Henry Harington, composer
1746Ernst Ludwig Gerber, composer
1753Johann Gottfried Schict, composer
1758Horatio Nelson, Burnham Thorpe Britain, naval hero (Trafalgar)
1794William Michael Rooke, composer
1803Charles-Francois Sturm, French mathematician (Sturm's Theorem)
1810Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, London, novelist
1812Gopel, mathematician
1815Andreas Aschenbach, German painter/engraver
1829Bradley Tyler Johnson, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1903
1829Giles Alexander Smith, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1876
1830John Parker Hawkins, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1914
1831John McAlister Schofield, Major General (Union volunteers)
1838Henry Hobson Richardson, St James LA, Romanesque revival architect
1848Caroline Ardelia Yale, US, educated deaf
1849Ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal, composer
1854Martin Pluddemann, composer
1855Michele Esposito, composer
1857Conrad T van Deventer, lawyer/2nd-Member of parliament
1858Leopoldo Mugnone, composer
1863Franz Zorell, German RC exegetist/lexicographer
1863Hugo Haase, German SPD-German parliament/revolutionary
1864Miguel de Unamuno Jugo, Bilbao Spain, philosopher (Ensayos, Teatro)
1867Philip Kleintjes, people's rights leader
1879Joaquin Nin y Castellanos, composer
1884Boris Asafiev, composer
1887Billy Bevan, Orange Australia, actor (White Sin)
1890Maria Matos, Lisbon Portugal, actress (Menina da R dio)
1891Gerda Björne, Varmland Sweden, actress (Familjen Bjork, Hemsoborna)
1893Fabien Sevitzky, Vishny Volotchok Russia, conductor (Phila Orch)
1893Phillip Tead, Somerville Mass, actor (Lightnin', Fighting Blade)
1894Franco Capuana, composer
1895Joseph Banks Rhine, Penn, parapsychologist (Extra-Sensory Perception)
1895Louise Granville, Sydney Australia, entertainer
1899Billy Butlin, South Africa, holiday camp promoter,
1899Jolie Gabor, mother of Magda, Zsa Zsa, & Eva
1901Enrico Fermi, Rome, US physicist, gone fission/fermium (Nobel-1938)
1903Karl August Andersen, composer
1903Ted Decorsia, Bkln NY, actor (Police Chief Hegedorn-Steve Canyon)
1904Dorothy Emmet, philosopher
1905Francis Joseph Quinn, academic
1907Gene Autry, Tioga Tx, cowpoke/singer/actor/owner (Calif Angels)
1907Michael Shepley, Plymouth England, actor (Dick & the Duchess)
1907Richard Harkness, Artesian SD, newscaster (Story of the Week, NBC)
1908Greer Garson, North Ireland, actress (Pride & Prejudice, Chips)
1908James Norman Dalrymple Anderson, lawyer
1909Andrew Herron, Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)
1910Virginia Bruce, actress (Action in Arabia)
1911Reginald Victor Jones, CH, FRS natural philosopher
1912Lukas Ammann, Basel, actor (Day of Anger, Class Reunion, Palace Hotel)
1912Michelangelo Antonioni, Ferrara Italy, director (Blow-up, Red Desert)
1912Viscount Lambert
1913Silvio Piola, soccer star
1913Stanley E Kramer, NYC, producer/director (Inherit the Wind)
1915Ann Nagel, Boston MA, actress (Don Winslow of the Navy)
1915Brenda Marshall, Philippines, actress (Sea Hawk, Paris After Dark)
1916Carl Ronald Giles, cartoonist
1916Minao Shibata, composer
1916Trevor Howard, England, actor (Mutiny on Bounty, Ryan's Daughter)
1918Don Castle, TX, actor (Born to Speed, Tombstone, Motor Patrol)
1918Harold Laurence Walters, composer
1919Masao Takemoto, Japan, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1960)
1920Sergei F Bondarchuk, director/actor (Boris Godunov, Step, Otello)
1920Vaclav Neummann, conductor
1921Miklós Jancsó, Vac Hungry, director (Muzsika, Aube, Pacifist)
1922Lizabeth Scott, Scranton, Pa, actress (Dark City, Desert Fury)
1923Ellen Malcolm, painter
1923O A "Bum" Phillips, football coach (Houston Oilers/New Orlean Saints)
1924David Atkinson, British air marshal
1924Steve Forrest, Huntsville Tx, actor (Ben-Dallas, SWAT)
1925John Balcombe, Lord Chief Justice of Appeal
1925John Tower, (Sen-R-Tx)
1925Paul MacCready, engineer/inventor (1st man-powered aircraft)
1925Trevor Hughes, water engineer
1926Phyllis Taylor, educationist
1927Adhemar Ferreira da Silva, Brazil, triple jumper (Olympic-gold-52, 56)
1927Paul McCloskey, (Sen-R-Calif)
1928Ankie [Johanna A Hoving-]Peypers, Dutch author/poet
1928Lord Avebury
1929Murray McLaggan, British Lord-Lieutenant (Mid Glamorgan)
1930Colin Dexter, author
1930Morag Timbury, director (Central Public Health Laboratory)
1930Peter Miller, CEO (Lloyd's of London)
1930Ramnath Kenny, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for India in 1950's)
1930Richard Bonynge, Sydney Australia, conductor (Aust Orch Sydney-1976)
1931Anita Ekberg, Malmö Sweden, actress (La Dolce Vita)/Miss Sweden (1950)
1931E S Orr Ewing, Lord-Lieutenant of Wigtown
1931Eddie Barth, Phila, actor (Shaft, Simon & Simon)
1931James Watson Cronin, nuclear physicist
1931Joseph M McDade, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania, 1963- )
1932Canon Paul Oestreicher, CEO (British section, Amnesty International
1932Jeremy Isaacs, general director (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)
1932Mary Moon, Headmistress (Manchester High School for Girls)
1932Peter Stormonth Darling, CEO (Mercury Asset Management Group)
1932Robert Benton, Texas, writer/director (Kramer vs Kramer)
1932Ronald B Kitaj, US/British painter/graphic artist (pop art)
1933Samora Machel, president Moçambique (1975-86)
1934Lance Gibbs, cricketer (prolific West Indian off-spinner, 309 wickets)
1934Lindsay Kline, cricketer (Australian chinaman bowler Hat-trick 1957)
1935David Hannay, diplomat
1935Jerry Lee Lewis, Feriday La, country singer (Whole Lotta Shakin')
1936Michael Partridge, British civil servant
1936Mylene Demongeot, Nice France, actress (3 Murderesses)
1937Alice Mahon, British MP
1937R B Heywood, director (British Antarctic Survey)
1938H N L Keswick CEO (Matheson & Company)
1938Henry Keswick, British financier/merchant (Hong Kong)
1938Mike McCormick, MLB Pitcher (SF Giants, Cy Young 1967)
1938Wim Kok, NVV/FNV-chairman/Dutch soc-dem party-premier (1994- )
1939Eberhard Koellner, German DR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 31 backup)
1939Larry Linville, Ojai Calif, actor (Frank Burns-M*A*S*H, Blue Movie)
1939Tommy Boyce, songwriter (Boyce & Hart)
1940Jimmy Knapp, trade unionist
1940John Dawes, rugby coach
1940Mike Eischeid, NFL punter (Oakland Raiders)
1941Colin Niven, Headmaster (Alleyn's School)
1941David Steele, cricketer (England batsman, courageous v Lillee 1975)
1941Don Nix, US saxophonist (Last Night)
1941Kermit Zarley, Seattle WA, PGA golfer (1970 Canadian Open)
1942Donna Corcoran, Quincy Mass, actress (Man Without a Star)
1942Ian McShane, Blackburn England, actor (Roots, Bare Essence)
1942Jean-Luc Ponty, France, fusion violinist (Frank Zappa)
1942Madeline Kahn, Boston Mass, actress (Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety)
1942Rajinder Goel, cricketer (slow lefty who didn't play for India)
1942Steve Tesich, screenwriter/playwright
1942William Nelson, (Rep-D-Fla, 1979- )/astronaut (STS 61C)
1943Lech Walesa, Popowo Poland, leads Polish Solidarity (Nobel 1983)
1943Manuel Fernandez, rocker
1943Peter Rigby, CEO (Specialist Computer Holdings)
1944Mike Post, composer (Rockford Files, Hill St Blues, Magnum PI)
1944Tommy Boyce, songwriter (Boyce & Hart, Monkees)
1944Torben Jensen, Denmark, actor (Taxa, Hayfever, Watch Me Fly, Guldregn)
1945Kyriacos Sfetsas, composer
1945Nadezhda Chizova, USSR, shot putter (Oly-gold/silv/bronze-68/72/76)
1945Sarah Tyacke, Keeper of British Public Records
1945Tatiana Tauer, harpist
1946Alasdair Fraser, QC/director (Public Prosecutions for N Ireland)
1946Nick Taylor, singer/guitarist (Bloodrock)
1946Patricia Hodge, actress (Heat of the Day, Shell Seekers, Sunset)
1947Altie Taylor, soccer star
1947Jon Snow, British TV journalist (Channel 4)
1947Lyndon Harrison, MEP
1947R J Evans, FBA, historian
1948Bryant Gumbel, New Orleans La, sportscaster/TV host (Today Show)
1948John M McHugh, (Rep-R-NY)
1948Mark Farner, Mich, guitar/vocalist (Grand Funk Railroad-Locomotion)
1948Mike Pinear, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly)
1948Viktor Krovopouskov, USSR, sabres (Olympic-gold-1976, 1980)
1949Steve Busby, footballer
1949Tony Hoty, Cleve OH, actor (Ransom, Paper)
1951David Murray, cricketer (WI wicket-keeper)
1952Monika Zehrt, German DR, 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1972)
1952R A Hodges, archaeologist
1953Drake Hogestyn, Ft Wayne Indiana, actor (7 Brides for 7 Brothers)
1953Jean-Claude Lauzon, Montreal, director/writer (Leola, Night Zoo)
1953Warren Cromartie, baseball player
1954Cindy Morgan, [Cichorski], Chicago Ill, actress (Tron)
1954Stephen Platt, editor (New Statesman & Society)
1955Ken Weatherwax, actor (Pugsley-Addams Family)
1955Mark Mitchell, actor (Larger than Life, Lift Off, Ground Zero)
1955Vicki Fergon, Palo Alto CA, LPGA golfer (1979 Lady Stroh's)
1956James Donald Halsell Jr, Monroe La, astronaut (STS 65, 74, 83, 94)
1956Sebastian Newbold Coe, England, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1980, 84)
1956Suzzy Roche, rocker (Roches)
1957Andrew "Dice" Clay, [Silverstien], comedian (Adv of Ford Fairlane)
1957Chris Broad, cricketer (prolific England opening batsman 1984-89)
1957Craig Lefferts, MLB Pitcher
1957Mari Wilson, British singer
1957Tim Flannery, DJ/MLB player (SD Padres)
1959Leslie Graves, Silver City NM, actress (Brenda-Capitol, Death Wish 2)
1960John MacBeth Paxson, NBA Guard (Chicago Bulls)
1960Leslie Graves, Silver City NM, actress (Capitol)
1960Rob Deer, MLB Outfielder (Milw Brewers)
1960Wendy White, Atlanta Ga, tennis player
1963Les Claypool, US funk metal singer/bassist (Primus-Suck on This)
1964Brad Lohaus, NBA forward/center (NY Knicks)
1964John Tucker, Windsor, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1964Julie Peterson, Havre de Grace Md, playmate (Feb, 1987)
1965Fora van Leijenhorst, Curaçaos/Neth dancer (Josephine)
1965Trent Yawney, Hudson Bay, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
1966Hersey Hawkins, NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics, Olympic-bronze-1988)
1966Jason Gould, son of Barbra Striesand & Elliot Gould
1966Jill Whelan, Oakland Cal, actress (Vicki-Love Boat, Young & Restless)
1966Ken Norton Jr, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, SF 49ers)
1966Rudy Poeschek, Kamloops, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1967Dave Silvestri, St Louis MO, infielder (NY Yankees, Montreal Expos)
1968Luke Goss, rocker (Bros-I Owe You Nothing)
1968Matt Goss, rocker (Bros-I Owe You Nothing)
1968Mika Hakkinen, racing driver
1969Erika Eleniak, Glendale Ca, playmate (Jul, 1989)/actress (Baywatch)
1969Kelly Robbins, Mt Pleasant MI, LPGA golfer (1995 McDonald's LPGA
1970Chris Mims, NFL defensive end (SD Chargers)
1970Danny de Supervise, soccer player (FC Volendam)
1970Derrick Oden, NFL linebacker (Phila Eagles)
1970Emily Lloyd, London England, actress (Wish You Were Here, In Country)
1970Joseph Hudson, Philadelphia PA, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
1970Luke Bodensteiner, Iowa City Iowa, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
1970Natasha Gregson Wagner, actress (Dark Horse, SFW)/Robert's daughter
1970Nicolas Pereira, Salto Uruguay, tennis pro
1970Tina Fischer, Bad Nauheim Germany, golfer (European Amat champ 1994)
1971Adrion Smith, CFL cornerback (Toronto Argonauts)
1971Derrick Davis, WLAF cornerback (Amsterdam Admirals)
1971Donald Smith, CFL cornerback (Toronto Argonauts)
1971Jay Kearney, WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1971Ray Buchanan, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)
1972Butler By'not'e, NFL running back (Carolina Panthers)
1972Jorgen Jonsson, hockey forward (Team Sweden 1998)
1972Trent Zenkewicz, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
1974Danielle DuClos, actress (Midnight Run, Zits)
1975Heather Pease, Monterey Calif, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
1978Mandy Groff, Miss Nebraska Teen USA (1996)
1978Mohini Bhardwaj, Phila, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)
1980Sarah Sucher, Miss Iowa Teen USA (1997)
1988Emily Evelyn Chase, daughter of Jayni & Chevy

Deaths for yesterday in history Events  Birthdays
0855Lotharius I, Romanian-French emperor (signed Treaty of Verdun), dies
1530Andrea del Sato, [d'Agnolo di Franceszo], Italian painter, dies at 44
1560Gustaaf I, king of Sweden (1523-60), dies
1575Charles de Boisot, water beggar, dies in battle at about 45
1598Floris I van Pallandt, earl of Culemborg, dies at about 61
1619John Lippershey, inventor of telescope, buried
1800Michael Dennis, jesuit/author, dies at 71
1800William Billings, US composer (Rose of Sharon), dies at 53
1833Ferdinand VII MF, king of Spain, dies
1862William "Bull" Nelson, Union general-major, murdered at 38
1864Hiram Burnham, US Union-colonel (Chancellorsville), dies in battle
1895Louis Pasteur, scientist (Pasteurization) dies
1902Iosif Ivanovici, composer, dies
1902mile Zola, writer, dies at 62
1904Niels Ryberg Finnen, Danish physician (Nobel 1903), dies
1908Joaquim M Machado de Assis, Brazil writer (Dom Casmurro), dies at 69
1910Winslow Homer, painter (Prout's Neck), dies
1913Rudolph C K Diesel, German constructer (Diesel Motor), dies at 55
1914Jean Bouin, French marathoner (Olympic-silver-1912), dies in battle
1915Rudi Stephan, composer, dies at 28
1915Luther Orlando Emerson, composer, dies at 95
1918Eduard earl van Keyserling, German writer (Frhlingsopfer), dies at 63
1925E Runar Schildt, Finnish writer (Galgmannen), dies at 36
1925Léon VA Bourgeois, French premier (1895-96, Nobel 1920), dies at 74
1927Willem Einthoven, Dutch physiologist (Nobel-1924), dies at 67
1928Arnold Kent, dies
1928Lido Manetti, dies
1928Steinitz, mathematician, dies
1929Giitji Tanaka, Japanese baron/general/premier (1927-29), dies at 66
1933Margaret Talmadge, dies
1937Ray Ewry, jumper (Olympics-10 gold-1900, 04, 06, 08), dies at 63
1939Dickstein, mathematician, dies
1941Friedrich Angel, German mathematician (group theory), dies at 79
1950Balthazar H Verhagen, Neth/South African dramatist/writer, dies
1951Bradley Barker, dies
1958Aare Merikanto, composer, dies at 65
1959Bruce Bairnsfather, cartoonist, dies
1959Harold Huber, actor (I Cover Times Square), dies at 49
1961Reinhard Herbig, German archaeologist, dies at 63
1962Patrick Corry, developed self-rotating rock drill, dies in the Bronx
1964Robert Burton, actor (Dr Gordon-Kings Row), dies at 69
1966Maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Motion), dies at 75
1967Carson McCullers, US author (Heart is a Lonely Hunter), dies at 50
1967Ludwig Donath, actor (Torn Curtain, Sirocco), dies of leukemia at 67
1970Edward Everett Horton, actor/narrator (Bulwinkle Show), dies at 84
1973W H Auden, Vienna poet, dies
1974John Smallenbroek, Dutch Internal minister, dies at 72
1975Casey Stengel, NY Yankee manager (1949-60), dies in Glendale at 85
1977Alexander Nikolayevich Tcherepnin, Russian composer, dies at 78
1978John Paul I, Pope for 34 days, dies at 65
1982H C Slinger Nitschke, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1931-32), dies
1984Marnix Gijsen, [Jan-Al Goris], writer (Lament for Agnes), dies at 85
1986Betty Kean, actress (Amy Tucker-Leave it to Larry), dies at 69
1987Henry Ford II, president Ford Motor Co, dies at 70
1988Charles Addams, cartoonist (Addams Family), dies of heart attack at 76
1989A A Busch Jr, brewer/baseball owner (St Louis Cards), dies at 90
1991Zapata Jaw, [Nelson Renfrum], Surinamese musician, dies
1991Sam Ntuli, South African ANC-writer, murdered
1991Gijsbert Perlee, Amsterdam's organ builder/grinder (Arabian), dies
1992Paul Jabara, singer/actor (Last Dance), dies of AIDS at 44
1993Ghuslam Wyne, premier of Lahore Pakistan, murdered at 60
1993Gordon Douglas, director (Call Me Mr Tibbs, Our Gang), dies at 85
1994Mehmet Topac, Turkish minister of Justice, murdered
1994John Heddle Nash, singer, dies at 68
1994Don Watson, race car driver, dies in an accident at 46
1994Cheb Hasni, Algerian singer, murdered at 26
1995Susan Maureen Fleetwood, actress (Krays, Clash of Titans), dies at 51
1995Seger Pillot Ellis, pianist/vocalist, dies at 91
1995Karl Anton Martin Gerhard Gerd Bucerius, publisher, dies at 89
1995George Chesterman Phillips, naval Officer, dies at 90
1995Francis Frederick Johnson, architect, dies at 84
1996Endo Shusaku, Japanese writer (Sea & Poison/Silence), dies at 73
1996Ethel Jane Cain, original UK Speaking Clock voice, dies at 87
1996Leslie Crowther, entertainer, dies at 63>>
1997Milner Connorton Gray, designer, dies at 97
1997Robert Arthur Thornbury Campbell, journalist/musician, dies at 55
1997Roy Lichtenstein, pop artist, dies of pneumonia at 73

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