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Today's Birthdays

1984: Ashley Peldon, born in Staten Island, New York, actress, Marsha-Guilding Light, Deceived
1978: Avi Phillips, born in Ontario, actor, Maniac Mansion
1978: Aimee Delatte, Miss Arkansas Teen USA 1996
1978: Melissa Coish, Miss New Hampshire Teen USA 1996
1977: Karen Ann Peterson, Miss Aruba Universe 1997
1975: Danyon Joseph Loader, born in Dunedin, New Zealand, 200m/400m swimmer, Olympic-2 gold-96
1975: Angela Michelle Hughes, born in Anderson, South Carolina, Miss America-South Carolina 1997
1974: Brice Hunter, wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1972: Lori Flick, born in Boston, Massachusetts, Miss America-Massachusetts 1997
1972: David Williams, born in Bedford, Pennsylvania, outfielder for the San Francisco Giants
1972: Tia Jackson, WNBA forward, Phoenix Mercury
1971: Samantha Druce, youngest woman to swim English Channel
1971: Tony Mcgee, NFL tight end for the Cincinnati Bengals
1971: Jennifer Reed, Miss USA-Michigan 1997
1971: Tom Cavallo, NFL/WLAF linebacker, Frankfurt Galaxy, San Francisco 49ers
1970: Stewart Malgunas, Prince George, NHL defenseman for the Washington Capitals
1970: Israel Stanley, NFL/WLAF defensive end, NO Saints, Rhein Fire
1969: Dwight Hollier, NFL linebacker for the Miami Dolphins
1969: Conrad Clarks, NFL center for the Indianapolis Colts
1968: Peter van Foxes, soccer player, Ajax
1966: Michael Franti, born in San Francisco, California, poet, musician, head of Michael Franti & Spearhead band, supports peace and social justice issues
1966: Judy Diduck, ice hockey defenseman, Canada, 1998 Olympics
1965: Ed Belfour, Carman, NHL goalie, Chicago Blackhawks
1965: Gary Grant, NBA guard for the New York Knicks
1965: Karen Foster, born in Lufkin, Texas, playmate, Oct, 1989
1964: Louise Mullard, Kurri Kurri NSW, golfer, 1990 T3 Coca Cola Classic
1963: Ken Caminiti, born in Hanford, California, infielder for the San Diego Padres
1963: John Cameron Mitchell, born in El Paso, Texas, actor, Misplaced, Band of the Hand
1962: Sergei Viktorovich Zalyotin, born in Russia, major/cosmonaut
1960: Julius Korir, Kenya, 3K steeplechaser 1984 Olympics gold
1959: Robert Smith, born in Sussex, rock guitarist and vocalist, Cure-Hell's Kitchen
1959: Jerry Only, born in Lodi, New Jersey, Gerald Caiafa, bassist, singer for the Misfits, horror punk, hardcore punk genres, creator, Devilock, hair style
1958: Andie MacDowell, born in Gaffney, South Carolina, model, actress, producer, appeared in 'Green Card', 'Sex, Lies and Videotape', 'Just the Ticket', 'Beauty Shop'
1957: Jesse Orosco, born in Santa Barbara, California, pitcher, New York Mets, Orioles, Dodgers
1954: Dale Eggeling, born in Statesboro, Georgia, LPGA golfer, 1995 Oldsmobile Classic
1953: Edward Ray Fiori, born in Lynwood, California, PGA golfer, 1979 Southern Open
1951: Aleksandr Ivanovich Laveykin, Russian cosmonaut, Soyuz TM-2
1951: Tony Danza, born in Brooklyn, Tony Banta-Taxi, Tony Micelli-Who's the Boss
1951: Paul Carrack, born in Sheffield, England, rock vocalist, Squeeze/Ace-How Long
1949: Patti LuPone, born in Northport, New York, actress and singer, Evita, Life Goes On
1948: Claire Denis, born in Paris, France, actress, Boom Boom, Chocolat
1948: Gary Condit, born in Salina, Oklahoma, Representative-D-California 1989 - 1993
1948: Paul Davis, born in Meridian, Michigan, country/rock vocalist, I Go Crazy
1948: Lord Egremont, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
1947: John Weider, bassist, Family-Family Entertainment
1947: Alan Warner, rocker, Foundations
1947: Iggy Pop, born in Michigan, rocker, Zombie Birdhouse
1946: S Venkataraghavan, cricket, Indian off-spinner, Test ump, ICC referee
1942: Bobby McClure, U.S. gospel singer, Don't Mess Up a Good Thing
1940: Souleymane Cisse, director, Waati, Yeelen, Finye, Baara
1939: Ernie Maresca, singer and songwriter, Runaround Sue, Wanderer
1939: John McCabe, born in Huyton, England, composer, pianist, wrote thirteen symphonies by age 11, composed Notturni ed Alba in 1970, ballets, string quartets, piano music, known for his concerti
1937: Charles Lee Herron, born in Kentucky, FBI most wanted fugitive, Jan 1 1986
1936: James Dobson, American Psychologist
1936: James C. Dobson, American Psychologist
1936: Anthony Joseph Gnazzo, composer
1936: Bob Cleary, U.S., ice hockey player 1960 Olympics gold
1935: Charles Grodin, actor, Woman in Red, Lonely Guy, Heartbreak Kid
1935: Thomas H. Kean, American Politician
1934: Martin Horton, cricketer, England off-spin all rounder, 2 Tests 1959
1933: Easley Blackwood, born in Indianapolis, Indiana, composer, Un Voyage a Cythere
1932: Angela Mortimer, English tennis player, Wimbledon
1932: Elaine May, born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, comedienne/writer/actress, New Leaf
1930: Don Tyson, founder, Tyson Foods
1930: Silvana Mangano, born in Rome, Italy, actress, Death in Venice, Barabbas
1927: Robert Brustein, born in New York City, dean, Yale School of Drama
1926: Queen Elizabeth II, English Royalty
1926: Elizabeth, Alexandra Mary Windsor II, Queen of England, 1952-
1926: Elizabeth II, British Royalty
1924: Ira Louvin, born in Rainsville, Alabama, country singer, Louvin Brothers
1924: Daniel Melnick, born in New York City, producer, Get Smart
1923: John Mortimer, English Novelist
1923: Andrea Domburg, Dutch actress, Theo d'Or Prize, Keetje Tippel
1922: Allan Watkins, cricketer, England batsman late 40s early 50s
1921: Jack Fletcher, born in Forest Hills, New York, actor, Grady, Bob Crane Show
1920: Christopher Dark, born in New York, actor, Suddenly, Tenderfoot
1919: Franc [Franklin E] Essed, Suriname agricultural eng, Oper Grasshopper
1919: John Goddard, cricketer, West Indian all-rounder 1948-57
1917: Emanuel Vardi, born in Jerusalem, Israel, violist, SD Symph 1978-82
1916: Sidney Clute, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Lou Grant, Cagney and Lacey
1915: Garrett Hardin, American Environmentalist
1915: Anthony Quinn, born in Mexico, actor, Zorba the Greek, Lawrence of Arabia
1913: Kai-Uwe von Hassel, German politician
1913: Choh Hao Li, bio-chemist professor, isolated growth hormones
1913: Norman Parkinson, born in England, fashion photographer, Harper's Bazaar
1912: Nell Koppen, actress, Kniertje-Op Hoop van Zegen
1912: Feike P. Asma, Dutch organist
1911: Leonard Warren, born in New York City, baritone, Metropolitan Opera 1939 - 1960
1909: James R. Bath, American Businessman
1909: Adam Clymer, American Journalist
1909: Rollo May, U.S., psychologist, Love and Will
1908: Louis Hostin, born in France, Light Heavyweight, Gold Medals 1932, 1936 Olympics
1907: Antoni Szalowski, composer
1907: Beatrice Kay, born in New York City, singer/actress, Sister Sue-Calvin and Col
1905: Edmund G "Pat" Brown, California Governor, Democrat
1904: Gijsbert van Hall, banker/mayor of Amsterdam, 1957-67
1904: Jean Helion, artist/author, They Shall Not Have Me
1903: Hans Hedtoft, premier Denmark, 1947..55
1902: Bernard J H "Ben" Stroman, recensent/writer, Jomtof and Blue Beard
1901: Julian Bautista, composer
1899: Clement D'Hooghe, composer
1899: Randall Thompson, born in New York City, composer, Trip to Nahant
1898: Steve Owen, NFL tackle, coach for the New York Giants
1897: Aiden Wilson Tozer, American Clergyman
1896: Attila Horbiger, Austrian actor, Die Grosse Liebe, Die Julika
1896: Henry M de Montherlant, French stage author, La Reine Morte
1892: Jaroslav Kvapil, composer
1887: Lillian Walker, born in Brooklyn, New York, entertainer
1886: Charlie Naughton, born in Glasgow, Scotland, actor, Frozen Limits
1881: Jules-Marie Canneel, Flemish painter/caricaturist, Rocks of Oran
1878: Albert Weisgerber, German painter/graphic artist
1872: GW Bitzer, Johann Gottlob Wilhelm Bitzer, Roxbury MA
1871: Leo Blech, born in Aachen, Rhenish Prussia, studied with Engelbert Humperdinck, German opera composer
1871: Vojtech Rihovsky, composer
1867: Benjamin A. Jesurun, Antillian literary
1864: Max Weber, German sociologist/economist/historian, Ancient Judaism
1854: Eusapia Palladino, Napolitanse with parergische phenomenons
1854: Wladyslaw Rzepko, composer
1853: Charles-Theodore Malherbe, composer
1849: Oskar Hertwig, Germany, embryologist, discovered fertilization
1840: Franz Xaver Haberl, German priest/musicologist, Magister choralis
1838: John Muir, U.S., naturalist/discoverer, glaciers in High Seirras
1838: Nat Thompson, cricketer, 1st batsman dismissed in a Test match
1837: Fredrik Bajer, born in Denmark, politican/feminist/pacifist, Nobel 1908
1834: William Rufus Terrill, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1828: Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher/historian, Voyage in Italy
1824: Anselmo Clave, composer
1816: Charlotte Bronte, born in Tornton, England, novelist 'Jane Eyre'
1816: Louis Trezevant Wigfall, Confederate Army
1814: Beni Egressy, composer
1809: Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, Secretary State, Confederacy
1806: Peter van Schendel, Dutch painter
1805: James Martineau, English Philosopher
1803: Levin Minnesota Powell, Commander Union Navy
1795: Vincenzo Pallotti, Italian saint
1782: Friedrich W. A. Frobel, German educator, founded kindergarten
1779: William Knyvett, composer
1775: Alexander Anderson, U.S., engraver/illustrator, Shakespeare
1774: Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist, astronomer, and balloonist
1749: Johann Michael Malzat, composer
1730: Antonin Kammel, composer
1729: Catharina II, the Great, writer/emperess of Russia, 1762-96
1729: Catherine the Great, Russian Royalty
1713: Louis Duke de Noailles, marshal of France
1672: Johann Philipp Kafer, composer
1619: John A van Riebeeck, colonial director/founder, Cape Colony
1546: Arcangelo Crivelli, composer
1488: Ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot


Today in History

2011: In Shanghai, Chinese lorry drivers continue their second day of protest against rising inflation
2011: By order of an Egyptian court, the name of Egypt's former President, Hosni Mubarak, is stripped from public spaces, schools and streets
2010: Renewed tribal clashes in Sudan's South Darfur state result in 52 civilians killed and 55 others wounded
1997: 101st Boston Marathon won by Lameck Aguta of Kenya in 2:10:34
1997: Ashes of Timothy Leary and Gene Roddenberry launched into orbit
1997: 26th Boston Women's Marathon won by Fatuma Roba of Ethopia in 2:26:23
1996: Wayne James scores 99 and 99 and ct 11 stp 2 in Logan Cup Final
1996: 57th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Hale Irwin
1996: "Delicate Balance," opens at Plymouth Theater New York City
1996: Barb Mucha wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Golf Championship
1996: Matabeleland beat Mashonaland Country Dist to win Logan Cup
1996: Chicago Bulls win NBA record 72 games (72-8)
1995: FBI arrested Timothy McVeigh and charge him with Oklahoma City bombing
1995: Boston Celtics final game at Boston Gardens, New York Knicks win 98-92
1994: "Picnic" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 45 performances
1994: Eddie Murray sets record for switch hit home runs in a games (11 times)
1994: Serbian army bombs distress clinic in Goradze Bosnia, 28 killed
1993: Brazil votes against a monarchy
1993: "Wilder, Wilder, Wilder" opens at Circle in Sq New York City for 30 performances
1993: Rolling Stone Bill Wyman weds Suzanne Accosta on French Riveria
1992: Mobil Oil tug with 12,000 gallons of oil run aground in Arthur Kill
1992: "High Rollers" opens at Helen Hayes theater on Broadway
1991: Greatest extra-inning comeback, Pitts scores 6 in bottom of 11th erasing 5 run Cub lead, Pirates also trailed 7-2 in bottom of 9th
1991: Rosa Mota wins 4th World Cup female marathon (2:26:14)
1991: Jakov Tolstikov wins 4th World Cup marathon (2:09:17)
1991: 52nd PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus
1990: Reds win running their record to 9-0, best start in club history
1990: National League umpire is arrested for stealing baseball cards
1990: "Cartoon All Stars to Rescue" shown on all 4 TV networks
1989: George W. Bush and Edward W. Rose become CEO of Texas Rangers
1989: Thousands of Chinese crowd into Beijing's Tiananmen Square cheering students demanding greater political freedom
1988: 1st four-day games in County Cricket Championship commence
1988: Barbra Streisand records "You'll Never Know"
1987: Richard Hadlee makes highest Test Cricket score of 151* (v Sri Lanka)
1987: Milwaukee Brewers lose after 13th straight victory to start season
1987: Dow Jones Avg soared 664.7; 2nd biggest one-day gain in history
1987: Brewers lose, ending AL season-opening winning streak at 13 games
1987: Tamil bomb attack in Colombo Sri Lanka, 115 killed
1986: 15th Boston Women's Marathon won by I Kristiansen of Norway in 2:24:55
1986: Bob Hering sets Formula One power boat record (165.338 mph, Ariz)
1986: Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone's vault on TV and finds nothing
1986: 90th Boston Marathon won by Rob de Castella of Australia in 2:07:51
1985: Flyers 5-Isles 2-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 2-0 lead
1985: Ingrid Kristiansen wins London Marathon in a record 2:21:06
1985: Patty Sheehan wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1985: Bomb attacks in NATO/AEG-Telefunken building in Brussels
1984: Franz Weber of Austria skis downhill at a record 209.8 kph
1984: Montreal Expo David Palmer no-hits St. Louis Cardinals, 4-0 in a perfect 5 inn game
1984: Centers for Disease Control says virus discovered in France causes AIDS
1984: After 37 weeks, "Thriller" is knocked off as top album by "Footloose"
1983: Soyuz T-8 is launched
1983: 1 pound coin introduced in United Kingdom
1982: Dr. Michael E. Bakey performs 1st successful heart implant
1982: Atlanta Braves win their 13th straight game
1982: Dutch Queen Beatrice addresses U.S. Congress
1981: U.S. furnish $1 billion in arms to Saudi-Arabia
1980: 9th Boston Women's Marathon won by Jacqueline Gareau of Canada in 2:34:28, Rosie Ruiz disqualified as women's champ she hadn't run entire course
1980: Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWWW Detroit, Michigan
1980: 84th Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:12:11
1979: "Carmelina" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 17 performances
1977: Broadway play "Annie" opens, 1st of 2,377 performances
1977: Zia ur-Rahman appointed president of Bangladesh
1977: C Strouse and M Charnins musical "Annie," premieres in New York City
1977: Billy Martin pulls Yankee line-up out of a hat, beats Blue Jays 8-6
1977: "Annie" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 2377 performances
1976: Swine Flu vaccine, for non-epidemic, enters testing
1976: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1975: Last South Vietnam president Nguyen Van Thieu resigns after 10 years
1975: Liane Winter wins world record female Boston marathon (2:42:24)
1975: 79th Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:09:55
1975: 4th Boston Women's Marathon won by Liane Winter of W Germ in 2:42:24
1974: 28th Tony Awards: River Niger and Raisin win
1974: 3rd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Jo Ann Prentice
1972: Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 4 (Copernicus) launched
1972: John Young and Charles Duke explores Moon (Apollo 16)
1971: Original Codex Reguis (with Edda-liederen) returns to Iceland
1970: Reds clout 7 home runs by 6 batters, Braves counter with 3 home runs, 6 for one team and 9 different batters for two teams, all tie or set records
1969: 73rd Boston Marathon won by Yoshiaki Unetani of Japan in 2:13:49
1968: Carol Mann wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1968: 22nd Tony Awards: Rosencranz and Guilderstern and Hallelujah Baby! win
1967: Dodgers 1st rain out in Los Angeles (after 737 consecutive games)
1967: Josef Stalin's daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, defects to U.S.
1967: Military coup in Greece, Konstantinos Kollias becomes premier
1967: Svetlana Alliluyeva (Josef Stalin's daughter) defects in New York City
1967: EO, Evangelical Broadcasting, begins in Netherlands
1966: Emperor Haile Selassie (Ethiopia) visits Kingston Jamaica
1965: New York World's Fair reopens for 2nd and final season
1964: Pirates and Cubs combine for 9 home runs, Pirates win 8-5
1963: Beatles meet Rolling Stones for 1st time
1963: Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sunshine Women's Golf Open
1962: Century 21 Exposition opens in Seattle, Washington
1961: USAF Major Robert M. White takes X-15 to 32,000 m
1961: Dirk U. Suffocated chosen as Secretary-General of NATO
1961: French army revolts in Algeria
1960: Brasilia becomes capital of Brazil
1959: 1211-kg great white shark becomes largest fish ever caught on a rod
1959: Alf Dean using a rod and reel hooks a 2,664lb, 16' 10" white shark
1957: Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fidei Donum
1957: Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
1956: Elvis Presley's 1st hit record, "Heartbreak Hotel," becomes #1
1955: Minas Gerais Argentina tunnel caves in; 30 die
1955: J Lawrence and R E Lee's "Inherit the Wind," premieres in New York City
1955: Brooklyn Dodgers win, then record 10th straight game to begin a season
1954: Gregori Malenkov becomes premier of U.S.S.R.
1954: USAF flies French battalion to Vietnam
1952: BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)
1951: 5th NBA Championship: Rochester Royals beat New York Knicks, 4 games to 3
1951: Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 1
1948: 2nd NBA Championship: Baltimore Bullets beat Philadelphia Warriors, 4 games to 2
1948: 1st Polaroid camera was sold in US
1946: SED, Socialistic Einheitspartei Germany forms in East Germany
1945: U.S. 7th Army occupies Neurenberg
1945: Russia army arrives at outskirts of Berlin
1945: He Shima Okinawa conquered in 5 days, 5,000 die
1945: Allied troops occupy German nuclear laboratory
1945: Ivor Nivello's "Perchance to Dream," premieres in London
1944: NFL Chicago Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers merge (dissolves on Dec 3)
1941: Greece surrenders to nazi-Germany
1940: Netherlands beats Belgium 4-2 in soccer
1940: 1st $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It," on CBS Radio
1935: King Boris of Bulgaria forbids all political parties
1934: Moe Berg, Senators catcher, plays AL record 117th cons errorless game
1930: Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Moskva Golid," premieres in Moscow
1930: Fire at Ohio State Penitentiary kills 322
1925: Chuvash Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Chuvash ASSR
1925: No baseball games played in NL due to Charles Ebbets' funeral
1925: Noel Coward's "Fallen Angels," premieres in London
1920: John Galsworthy's "Skin Game," premieres in London
1914: U.S. Marines occupy Vera Cruz, Mexico, stay 6 months
1913: Gideon Sundback of Sweden patents the zipper
1913: German passenger ship Imperator runs aground
1910: Cleveland Naps play 1st game at League Park, lose to Detroit Tigers 5-0
1908: Frederick A. Cook claims to reach North Pole, he didn't
1904: Ty Cobb makes his pro debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League)
1898: Phillies' pitcher Bill Duggleby hits a grand slam on 1st at bat
1898: Spanish-American War begins
1894: George Bernard Shaw's "Arms and the Man," premieres in London
1892: Black Longshoremen strike for higher wages in St. Louis Mo
1884: Potters Field reopened as Madison Park
1878: Ship Azor leaves Charleston with 206 blacks for Liberia
1878: New York installs 1st firehouse pole
1878: Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Inscrutabili
1865: Abraham Lincoln's funeral train leaves Washington
1863: Declaration of Baha'u'llah; Baha'i Feast of Ridvan (Jalal 13, 20)
1862: Congress establishes U.S. Mint in Denver, Colorado
1862: Ellen Price Wood's "East Lynne, premieres in Boston
1857: Alexander Douglas patents the bustle
1855: 1st train crosses Mississippi River's 1st bridge, Rock Island, Illinois to Davenport Iowa
1836: Battle of San Jacinto, in which Texas wins independence from Mexico
1828: Noah Webster publishes 1st American dictionary
1818: Franz Grillparzer's "Sappho," premieres in Vienna
1794: New York City formally declares coast of Ellis Island publically owned, so they can build forts to protect New York City from British
1789: John Adams sworn in as 1st U.S. Vice President (9 days before Washington)
1785: Russian tsarina Catharina II ends noble privileges
1739: Spain and Naples-Austria sign peace accord
1689: William III and Mary Stuart proclaimed king and queen of England
1654: England and Sweden sign trade agreement
1649: Maryland Toleration Act passed, allowing all freedom of worship
1600: 1st date in James Clavell's novel Shogun
1572: France and England sign anti-Spanish military covenant
1526: Battle at Panipat: Mogol Emperor Babur beats sultan Ibrahim Lodi
1521: Battle at Villalar: Emperor Charles I beats Communards
1509: Henry the VIII becomes King of England
1477: Maximilian of Habsburg marries Maria of Bourgondie at proxy
1453: Turkish fleet sinks ships Golden Receiver in Constantinople
1420: Treaty of Saint Maartens Dike
953: Otto I the Great gives Utrecht fishing rights