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Today's Birthdays

1977: Hadeel Abol-Naga, Miss Universe-Egypt, 1996
1977: Iveta Jankularova, Miss Universe-Slovak Republic, 1996
1976: Stephen Gately, born in Dublin, Ireland, Irish singer, Boyzone
1976: Brittany Daniel, American Actress
1974: Eric Lane, running back for the New York Giants
1974: John Hall, kicker for the New York Jets
1973: Jerome Woods, safety for the Kansas City Chiefs
1973: Amelia Weatherly, actress, Stephanie Brewster-Loving/The City
1973: Caroline Corr, born in Dundalk, Ireland, drummer, member of 'The Corrs' folk-rock band, pop, rock, Celtic genres
1972: Mia Hamm, born in Selma, Alabama, soccer forward 1996 Olympics
1972: Melissa Auf der Maur, Canadian Musician
1971: Tommy Thigpen, WLAF linebacker, Barcelona Dragons
1971: Katrina Colleton, WNBA guard and forward for the Los Angeles Sparks
1970: Shannan Mitchem, born in Decatur, Georgia, female infielder, Colorado Silver Bullets
1969: Andrew McMarlin, born in San Francisco, California, rower 1996 Olympics
1969: Domenic "Filane" Figliomeni, Terrace Bay Ontario, boxer 1996 Olympics
1969: Gilbert Schaller, Bruck Austria, tennis star
1968: Tyrone Hill, NBA forward for the Cleveland Cavaliers
1968: Judy Mosley McAfee, WNBA forward, Sacramento Monarchs
1967: Chris Luongo, born in Detroit, NHL defenseman for the New York Islanders
1967: Billy Corgan, born in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, member of The Smashing Pumpkins band
1967: Kim Cathrein, born in Salinas, California, LPGA golfer, 1994 Rochester International-24th
1967: Van Conner, rocker, Screaming Trees
1967: Melissa Allen, born in Portland, Oregon, WPVA volleyballer, Reebok National-13th-1994
1966: Andrew Hudson, cricketer, South Africa, 163 on debut vs WI 1992
1965: John Smiley, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, pitcher, for the Cincinnati Reds
1965: Andrew Hudson, South African cricket player
1965: Caitlin Bilodeaux, born in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. fencer 1992 Olympics
1964: Alex Shoumidoub, NHL goaltender, Belarus, 1998 Olympics
1964: Ron Warren, Jr., jockey, Bay Meadows
1964: Rob Lowe, born in Charlottesville, Virginia, actor, St. Elmo's Fire, Class
1964: Don Griffin, NFL cornerback for the Cleveland Browns
1963: Rebeca Arthur, actress, Mary Anne-Perf Strangers, Opposites Attract
1963: Roger Harper, cricketer, Guyana and WI off-spinner Extraordinary field
1962: Janet Patricia Gardner, born in Juneau, Alaska, rocker, Vixen-Rev It Up
1962: Patrick Thomas Burke, born in Hollywood, Florida, PGA golfer, 1992 BellSouth-6th
1962: Clare Grogan, rocker, Altered Images-Happy Birthday
1962: Roxy Petrucci, born in Rochester, Minnesota, rock drummer, Vixen-Rev It Up
1961: Casey Siemaszko, born in Chicago, Illinois, actor, Biloxi Blues, 3 O'Clock High
1960: Vicki Lewis, Cincinnati, actress, Beth-Newsradio
1960: Lee Ann Michelle, born in Surrey, England, playmate, Feb, 1979
1959: Danny Ainge, NBA coach for the Phoenix Suns
1959: Mike Lindup, British rock keyboardist/singer, Level 42-Hot Water
1959: Brian Douglas Jones, born in Auckland New Zealand, tornado class yachter 1996 Olympics
1957: Robin Cousins, England, figure skater, 1980 Olympics gold
1956: Will Rigby, rock percussionist, Amy Rigby Diary of a Mad Housewife
1955: Cynthia McKinney, born in Atlanta, Georgia, Representative-D-Georgia 1993 - 1997, 1997 - 2003, 2005 - 2007
1955: Bill Beyers, actor, Wally McCandless-Capitol
1955: Gary Sinise, actor, Apollo 13, Forrest Gump
1955: Paul Overstreet, born in Van Cleave, Mississippi, country singer, Daddy's Come Around
1954: Wally Stocker, born in London, rock vocalist and guitarist, Babys-Missing You
1954: Lesley-Anne Down, born in London, actress, A Little Night Music, Moonraker
1951: Scott Gorham, Irish hard rock guitarist, Thin Lizzy-21 Guns
1951: Kurt Russell, born in Springfeild, Massachusetts, actor, Thing, Overboard, Mean Seasons
1949: Patrick Duffy, born in Townsend, Montana, actor, Bobby-Dallas, Man from Atlantis
1948: Robert Braunwart, who added thousands of dates to this database
1948: William Gibson, born in Canada, sci-fi author, Neuromancer, Count Zero
1947: Ian Gomm, born in Chiswick, West London, songwriter, singer, guitarist, considered 'Best Rhythm Guitarist' by New Musical Express Magagine, 1971
1946: Harold Brown, born in Long Beach, California, rock drummer, War-Summer, Galaxy
1946: Michael Peter Finnissey, composer
1945: Michael V. Hayden, American Soldier
1944: Danny DeVito, born in Neptune, New Jersey, actor, Louie-Taxi, Twins
1944: John Sebastian, born in New York City, singer, Loving Spoonful, Welcome Back Kotter
1944: Cito Gaston, MLB manager for the Toronto Blue Jays
1944: Patti Boyd, born in Somerset, England, Mrs. George Harrison and Mrs. Eric Clapton
1944: Pat McCauley, N Ireland, rock drummer, Them
1943: Don Mitchell, born in Houston, Texas, actor, Mark-Ironside
1942: Sidney K. Barthelmy, U.S. politician
1942: John Wayne Gacy, born in Chicago, Illinois, serial killer, 32 boys
1941: Clarence Collins, U.S. singer, Imperials-Tears on my pillow
1939: Shahid Mahmoud, cricketer, opener scored 16 and 9 in only Pak Test
1938: Rudolf Nureyev, Russia, ballet dancer and choreographer, Kirov
1937: Galina Samsova, ballerina
1937: Adam Wade, actor, Kiss Me Goodbye, Crazy Joe
1936: Ladislaw Kupkovic, composer
1936: Thomas K. Mattingly II, Chic, Captain USN/astronaut, Apollo 16, STS-4, 51C
1935: Adam Wade, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, singer, Tony Orlando and Dawn
1935: Hans Wollschlager, born in Minden, Germany, writer, editor, translated completed works of Edgar Allen Poe, James Joyce's Ulysses
1934: Q T Macon, blues vocal/guitar
1934: Erhard Grosskopf, composer
1933: Myrlie Evers-Williams, politician and commissioner LA Board of Public works
1932: Dick Curless, singer and songwriter
1931: Eunice Gayson, born in London, England, actress, Dr. No, From Russia With Love
1930: James Irwin, American Astronaut
1930: James Benson Irwin, Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania, Col USAF/astronaut, Apollo 15
1928: Edino Krieger, composer
1927: Kenneth S. Goldstein, folklorist/enthomusicologist
1927: Sulkhan Ivanovich Nasidze, composer
1927: Patrick Allen, Malawi, actor, Roman Holiday, Dial "M" for Murder
1927: Maurice Ingvar Karkoff, composer
1926: Siegfried Lenz, German writer, Ein Kriegsende
1925: Jerome Lejeune, physiologist
1925: G M Hughes, British zoologist
1924: Stephen Dodgson, composer
1923: Margaret Bondfield, 1st woman chairman, Trades Union Congress
1922: Megan Bull, British head mistress, Holloway Jail
1921: Mick Harvey, cricketer, in Newcastle Brother of Neil Test umpire
1920: John La Montaine, born in Oak Park, Illinois, composer, Pulitzer 1959
1919: Hank Sauer, baseball player, NL MVP 1952
1919: Nat King Cole, born in Montgomery Alaabama, singer, Unforgettable, Mona Lisa
1918: Wilhelmus M J Russell, Dutch attorney/Member of 1st chamber, KVP/CDA
1918: D Arendo, Arend Honhoff, Dutch pianist/composer, Eleonora
1918: Mercedes McCambridge, Joliet, Illinois, actress, All the King's Men
1917: Arthur Basil Cotle, medievalist
1917: Brian Boydell, composer
1915: William Roycroft, born in Austria, equestrian 3 day, Olympic-bronze-1976
1915: Hans Namuth, German/U.S. photographer, Todos Santos, Guatemala
1914: Sammy Baugh, born in Texas, American football player, coach, inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame
1911: Raffaele d' Alessandro, composer
1910: Bayard Rustin, civil rights leader
1909: Patrick Reilly, British diplomat
1908: Radie Britain, composer
1908: Boris N Poveloi, Kampov, Russian journalist/writer
1907: Tamara Geva, born in Russia, dancer, actress, choreographer, married to George Balanchine
1907: Jan M J van Houtte, premier Belgium, 1952-54
1906: Michael O'Shea, Hartford, Connecticut, actor, Denny-It's a Great Life
1906: Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim], Berlin, actress, Gloria, Gold
1902: Bobby Jones, Jr., born in Atlanta Georgia, PGA golfer, Grand Slam 1930
1902: Bobby Jones, American Athlete
1901: Eisaku Sato, premier of Japan, Nobel 1974
1900: Alfred Newman, born in New Haven, composer, Love is a Many Splendored Thing
1899: Gloria Swanson, born in Chicago, Illinois, actress, Sadie Thompson, Killer Bees
1894: Paul Green, U.S., novelist/playwright, In Abraham's Bosom
1892: Sayed Darwish, composer
1890: Harold Morris, composer
1888: Frank Buck, actor, Africa Screams, Tiger Queen, Tiger Fangs
1887: Ben Sajet, Dutch physician/politician
1881: Kristian Elster, Norwegian author, Less bror Harris
1881: Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss Scientist
1880: Guillermo Uribe Holguin, composer
1877: Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist, People/Nutcracker
1876: Frederic Ayers, composer
1874: Stephen Samuel Wise, U.S., President of Zionist Org of America
1874: Kincsem, horse that never lost a race
1873: Margaret Bondfield, British Labour leader/1st woman cabinet member
1873: Chard Somerset, 1st woman Cabinet minister, 1929-31
1872: Billy Quaife, cricketer, England batsman 1899-1902
1848: Horace Wadham Nicholl, composer
1846: Kate Greenaway, born in England, artist/book illustrator, Under the Window
1839: Josef Rheinberger, Vaduz Liechtenstein, opera composer, Munich Conser
1834: Gottlieb Daimler, born in Germany, engineer/inventor/designed 1st motorcycle
1832: Walter Quintin Gresham, Major General Union volunteers
1832: Moncure Daniel Conway, U.S., abolitionist, Life of Thomas Paine
1828: Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, Major General Confederate Army
1826: Oskar Peschel, German journalist/geography, Volkerkunder
1825: Rodolphe Bresdin, French cartoonist/lithographer, Le Bon Samaritain
1820: Jean Ingelow, English Poet
1820: Patrick Edward Connor, Major General Union volunteers
1804: James Bridger, scout, fur trader and mountain man par excellance
1789: Edmund Kean, born in London, England, tragic actor, Shylock
1787: George Simon Ohm, physicist, discovered Ohm's Law
1781: Dominique J de Eerens, governor-general of Netherlands Indies
1780: Thomas Chalmers, 1st moderator, Free Church of Scotland 1843-47
1777: Roger Brooke Taney, Calvert, Maryland, 5th Chief Justice, Dred Scott dec
1746: Jan David Holland, composer
1685: Jean-Marc Nattier, French portrait painter
1675: Petrus Laurentius Wockenfuss, composer
1664: Georg Osterreich, composer
1628: Daniel van Papenbroeck, Papebrochius, Flemish historian
1578: Francesco Albana, Italian painter, Mary's Ascension
1473: James IV, king of Scotland, 1488-1513
599: Ali ibn Abi Talib, born in Mecca, the holiest meeting site of Islam, son-in-law, of prophet Muhammad, Muslim Sunni - Shi'a split occurred because Sunni's consider him 4th, last Rashidun, Shi'a's consider him first Imam, rightful successor to Muhammad


Today in History

2011: St. Patrick's Day parates are celebrated internationally
2011: Libya's military claims it will stop fighting Sunday to allow the rebels to turn themselves in
2010: Acting president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, dissolves the Nigeria's cabinet
2009: Marc Ravalomanana, President of Madagascar, is overthrown. New President, Andry Rajoelina, is appointed by the military
1998: USA Women's Hockey Team beats Canada for 1st Olympic Gold medal
1997: CNN begins spanish broadcasts
1996: "Getting Away With Murder" opens at Broadhurst New York City for 17 performances
1996: "Bus Stop" closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City after 29 performances
1996: Montreal Canadian's 1st game in their new arena
1996: Aravinda De Silva gets 107* and 3-42 in cricket World Cup victory
1996: Sri Lanka beat Australia by 7 wickets to win the World Cup
1996: Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship
1996: Mike Tyson beat Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain Heavyweight title
1995: British pound hits 2.4545 to Dutch guilder (record)
1995: Sinn-Fein leader Gerry Adams visits White House
1995: U.S. approves 1st chicken pox vaccine, Varivax by Merck
1994: "Little More Magic" opens at Belasco Theater New York City for 30 performances
1994: Iran transport aircraft crashes in Azerbaijan, 32 killed
1994: It is announced there is no smoking in Cleveland Indians new ballpark
1993: 86 killed by bomb attack in Calcutta
1992: Russian manned space craft TM-14, launches into orbit
1992: 18th People's Choice Awards: Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire
1992: De Klerk wins a white only referendum
1992: "Death and the Maiden" opens at Brooks Atkinson New York City for 159 performances
1992: 28 killed in truck bombing of Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Islamic Jihad
1991: Irish Lesbians and Gays march in St. Patrick Day parade
1991: 9 of 15 Soviet reps officially approve new union treaty
1991: New Jersey raises turnpike tolls 70%
1991: Penny Hammel wins Desert Inn LPGA Golf International
1991: John Robin Baitz' "Substance of Fire," premieres in New York City
1990: PBA National Championship Won by Jim Pencak
1989: Dorothy Cudahy is 1st female grand marshal of St. Patrick Day Parade
1989: "Chu Chem" opens at Ritz Theater New York City for 44 performances
1988: Iran says Iraq uses poison gas in the war
1988: Highest scoring NCAA basketball game; Loyola-Marymont 119, Wyoming 115
1988: "Les Miserables," opens at Det Norske Teatret, Oslo
1987: Sunil Gavaskar ends his Test career with an innings of 96 vs. Pak
1987: IBM releases PC-DOS version 3.3
1986: Haemers gang robs gold transport in Belgium of 35 million BF
1985: Matti Nykanen of Finland set a world ski jump record of 623'
1985: Jane Blalock wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1983: 9th People's Choice Awards
1983: 70th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
1982: 4 Dutch TV crew members shot dead in El Salvador
1981: FC Lisse, Dutch soccer team forms
1979: Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Vienna won by Linda Fratianne
1979: Men's Figure Skating Champ in Vienna won by Vladimir Kovalev (U.S.S.R.)
1979: Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by N Linichuk and G Karponosov U.S.S.R.
1979: Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Tai Babilonia and R Gardner USA
1978: Amoco Cadiz tanker spills 1.6 mil gallons of oil off French coast
1978: Reds don green uniforms for St. Patricks Day
1978: Ligeti's opera "Le Grand Macabre," premieres in Stockholm
1977: Australia wins cricket Centenary Test by 45 runs, same result as 1877
1976: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976: Malikov skates world record 1000m (1:15.76)
1976: Rubin "Hurricane" Carter is retried
1975: Valeri Muratov skates world record 1000m (1:16.92)
1974: Jane Blalock wins LPGA Bing Crosby Golf Classic International
1973: St. Patrick Day marchers carry 14 coffins commemorating Bloody Sunday
1973: Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge
1972: Ringo releases "Back off Bugaloo" in UK
1970: U.S. casts their 1st United Nations Security Council veto (Support England)
1970: Peter O'Malley becomes CEO of Los Angeles Dodgers
1969: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Open
1969: Golda Meir becomes Israel's 4th PM
1968: Kathie Whitworth wins LPGA St. Petersburg Orange Blossom Golf Open
1968: 2-tiered gold price negotiated in Washington D.C. by U.S. and 6 European nations
1966: South Africa government bans Defense and Aid Fund
1966: U.S. submarine locates missing H-bomb in Mediterranean
1965: Beatles announce their film is named "8 Arms to Hold on to You" (Help)
1963: Eruptions of Mount Agung Bali, kills 1,900 Balinese
1963: Bob Cousy plays his last NBA game
1963: Elizabeth Ann Seton of New York beatified (canonized in 1975)
1961: South Africa leaves British Commonwealth
1961: New York DA arrests professional gamblers who implicate Seton Hall players
1960: WSLA (now WAKA) TV channel 8 in Selma, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1960: Eisenhower forms anti-Castro-exile army under the CIA
1959: Dalai Lama flees Tibet for India
1959: Australia and U.S.S.R. restore diplomatic relations
1958: Navy launches Vanguard 1 into orbit (2nd U.S.), measures Earth shape
1957: Ramon Magsaysay, president of Philipines dies in a plane crash
1957: Dutch ban on Sunday driving lifted
1956: 8th Emmy Awards: Ed Sullivan Show, Phil Silvers Show and Lucy Ball
1955: Maurice "Rocket" Richard suspended, sparks 7 hour riot in Montreal
1953: WBAY TV channel 2 in Green Bay, Wisconsin (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953: WWLP TV channel 22 in Springfield, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1953: Bill Veeck says he will sell his 80% of St. Louis Browns for $2,475M
1951: Test Cricket debut of Brian Statham, England vs. New Zealand Christchurch
1951: Government of Drees takes power
1950: Belgian government of Eyskens resigns
1950: Element 98 (Californium) announced
1945: Allied ships bomb North-Sumatra
1944: Actor Charlton Heston weds Lydia Clarke
1943: F. Hugh Herbert's "Kiss and Tell," premieres in New York City
1943: Aldemarin (Ned) and Fort Cedar Lake (U.S.) torpedoed and sinks
1942: General Doug MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander
1942: Belzec Concentration Camp opens-30,000 Lublin Polish Jews transported
1941: National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. opens
1935: KSO-AM in Des Moines Iowa call sign is given to KWCR
1934: Dollfuss, Mussolini and Gombos sign Donau Pact (protocols of Rome)
1932: German police raid Hitler's nazi-headquarter
1931: Stalin throws Krupskaya Lenin out of Central Committee
1929: Spanish dictator Primo de Rivera closes university of Madrid
1929: General Motors acquires German auto manufacturer Adam Opel
1927: U.S. government doesn't sign league of Nations disarmament treaty
1926: Richard Rodgers and L Hart's musical "Girl Friend," premieres in New York City
1926: Dutch Calvinists oust Reverend J G Geelkerken over Genesis 3
1926: Spain and Brazil prevent Germany joining League of Nations
1924: Eugene O'Neill's "Welded," premieres in New York City
1924: Netherlands and U.S.S.R. begin talks over U.S.S.R. recognition
1924: Sweden and U.S.S.R. exchange diplomats
1921: Dr. Marie Stopes opens Britain's 1st birth control clinic (London)
1921: Sailors revolt in Kronstadt (thousands die)
1921: Lenin proclaims New Economic Politics
1919: Dutch steel workers strike for 8 hour day and minimum wages
1918: U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles
1918: U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Rosemary Beresford
1917: Tsar Nicolas II of Russia abdicates the throne
1917: 1st exclusively women's bowling tournament begins in St. Louis
1912: Camp Fire Girls organization announced by Mrs. Luther Halsey Gulick
1910: DHC soccer team forms in Delft, Netherlands
1908: Tommy Burns KOs Jem Roche in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1908: Quickest world heavyweight title fight (Burns KOs Roche in 88 seconds)
1906: Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Silver 7, although both winning a game, Montreal outscores Ottawa 12-10
1906: President Theodore Roosevelt uses term "muckrake"
1905: Eleanor Roosevelt marries Franklin D. Roosevelt in NY
1902: Stanley Cup: Montreal AAA beat Winnipeg Victorias, 2 games to 1
1901: Free thinking-Democratic Union forms in Netherlands
1900: Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks sweep Halifax Crescents in 2
1899: Windsor luxury hotel in New York City catches fire, 92 die
1898: 1st practical submarine 1st submerges, New York City (for 1 hour 40 minutes)
1897: After Bob Fitzsimmons KOs much larger Jim Corbett to win world HW championship he says, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall"
1894: U.S. and China sign treaty preventing Chinese laborers from entering U.S.
1891: British Steamer "Utopia" sinks off Gibraltar killing 574
1886: Carrollton Massacre, (Mississippi) 20 blacks killed
1884: John Joseph Montgomery makes 1st glider flight, Otay, California
1877: Bill Midwinter completes Test Crickets' 1st 5-wkt haul, 5-78 vs. Eng
1876: General Crook destroy Cheyennes and Oglala-Sioux indian camps
1876: 1st record high jump over 6' (Marshall Jones Brooks)
1871: National Association of Professional Base-Ball players organized
1870: Mass legislature authorizes incorporation of Wellesley Female Seminary
1868: Postage stamp canceling machine patent issued
1863: Battle of Kelly's Ford, Virginia (211 casualities)
1861: Italy declares independence; Kingdom of Italy proclaimed
1860: Japanese embassy arrives aboard Candinmarruh
1854: 1st park land purchased by a U.S. city, Worcester, Massachusetts
1847: "Macbeth" opera premieres in Florence
1845: Bristol man, Henry Jones, patents self-raising flour
1845: Rubber band patented by Stephen Perry of London
1842: Indians land in Ohio, a 12 mile area in Upper Sandusky
1836: Texas abolishes slavery
1833: Phoenix Society forms (New York)
1824: England and Netherlands sign a trade agreement
1804: Johann von Schiller's "Wilhelm Tell," premieres
1800: English warship Queen Charlotte catches fire; 700 die
1776: British forces evacuate Boston to Nova Scotia during Revolutionary War
1766: Britain repeals Stamp Act
1762: 1st St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City
1757: Prince Mas Said of Mataram surrenders to Mangkubumi in Java
1756: St. Patrick's Day 1st celebrated in New York City at Crown and Thistle Tavern
1755: Transylvania Land Co. buys Kentucky for $50,000 from a Cherokee chief
1753: 1st official St. Patrick's Day
1722: Willem K. H. Friso appointed mayor of Drente
1672: England declares war on Netherlands
1658: Pro-Charles II plot in England discovered
1580: Prince Willem of Orange welcomed in Amsterdam
1537: French troops invade Flanders
1526: French king Francois I freed from Spain
1521: Ferdinand Magellan discovers the Philippines
1521: Magelhaes lands on Homohon
1190: Crusades complete massacre of Jews of York England
455: Roman senator Petronius Maximus becomes Emperor
432: St. Patrick, a bishop, is carried off to Ireland as a slave