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Today's Birthdays

1982: Natasha Hamilton, British Musician
1975: Troy Amos Ross, born in Georgetown, Guyana, Canadian boxer 1996 Olympics
1975: Elena Anaya, born in Palencia, Spain, Spanish actress
1973: Horacio Llamas, NBA center for the Phoenix Suns
1972: Melissa "Missy" Schwen, born in Bloomington, Indiana, rower, 1996 Olympics silver
1972: Donny Marshall, NBA forward for the Cleveland Cavaliers
1972: Michael Lampert, hockey defenseman, Team Austria 1998
1972: Molly Parker, Canadian Actress
1972: Eric Williams, NBA forward, Denver Nuggets, Boston Celtics
1971: Calbert Cheaney, NBA forward and guard, Washington Bullets/Wizards
1971: Daniel Kunce, Sumperk GER, hockey defenseman, Team Germany 1998
1971: Cory Doctorow, Canadian Journalist
1971: Soundarya, born in Gangigunte, India, film actress, played heroine in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films
1970: Bronwyn Roye, Australian rower 1996 Olympics
1970: Mandy Smith, England, rocker, I Just Can't Wait, wife of Bill Wyman
1969: Tommy Soderstrom, born in Stockholm, Sweden, NHL goalie, Sweden, New York Islanders
1967: Pearl Sinn, born in Seoul, Korea, LPGA golfer, 1995 LPGA Corning Classic-35th
1967: Kevin Pritchard, NBA guard, Washington Bullets
1966: Michael John Bradley, born in Largo, Florida, PGA golfer, 1993 Kemper Open-3rd
1965: Alex Winter, born in London, England, actor, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
1965: Ken Evraire, CFL slot back for the Hamilton Tiger Cats
1964: Heather Langenkamp, actress, Marie-Just the 10 of Us
1963: Matti Nykanen, Finnish ski jumper, Gold Medals 1984, 1988 Olympics
1963: Denise Miller, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Billie-Archie Bunker's Place
1962: Jay Barrs, born in Jacksonville, Florida, archer, Gold Medals 1988, 1992, 1996 Olympics
1960: Robin Shou, martial arts actor, Mortal Kombat, Beverly Hills Ninja
1960: Karen Elaine Price, born in Pasadena, California, playmate, January, 1981
1960: Mark Burnett, born in London, England, television producer, creator of based reality television to the U.S., created shows, 'Survivor' and 'The Apprentice'
1960: Kim Barnett, cricketer, England batsman and occasional leggie 1988-89
1960: Scott Norwood, NFL kicker, Buffalo Bills-Superbowl XXV goat
1960: Jan Wouters, Dutch soccer star, Ajax, Bayern Munich, PSV
1960: Nancy Giles, born in New York City, actress, Connie-Delta, Off Beat, Big, Angie
1959: Janet Lynn Kavandi, born in Springfield, Missouri, PhD/astronaut, sk:STS-91
1958: Belinda Carlisle, born in Los Angeles, California, rock vocalist, Go-Go's-Vacation
1957: Bruce Crump, rock drummer, Molly Hatchet
1956: Bryan Trottier, Val Marie Sask, NHL Center for the New York Islanders
1954: J. Michael Straczynski, American Producer
1954: Angela Merkel, German Statesman
1952: David Hasselhoff, born in Baltimore, Maryland, actor, Night Rider, Mitch-Baywatch
1952: Robert R[ick] McCammon, U.S., sci-fi author, Baal, Mystery Walk
1952: Phoebe Snow, singer, Theme from "It's a Different World"
1952: Nicolette Larson, born in Kansas City, Missouri, rock vocalist, Twins, Lotta Love
1952: Chet McCracken, born in Seattle, Washington rocker, Doobie Brothers
1952: The Lau, Dutch singer/guitarist/composer, The Scene, Row Row Row
1951: Lucie Arnaz, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Kim-Here's Lucy, Jazz Singer
1949: Mick Tucker, London, rock drummer, Sweet Harlesden
1949: Geezer Butler, born in Birmingham, rocker, Black Sabbath
1949: Terry "Geezer" Butler, born in Birmingham, rock bassist, Black Sabbath
1949: Mike Vale, rock bassist, Tommy James and The Shondells
1948: Brian Glascock, rock drummer, Motels-Only the Lonely
1948: Luc Bondy, born in Zurich, Switzerland
1948: Cathy Ferguson, 100m backstroke swimmer 1964 Olympic gold
1947: Camilla Parker-Bowles, born in London, England, Prince Charles' lover
1945: Fenneken Fockema Andreae, Dutch actress, Sea Gull
1944: Mark Burgess, cricketer, New Zealand batsman of the 70's
1942: Connie Hawkins, Harlem Globetrotter/NBA, Phoenix Suns, ABA MVP 1968
1942: Gale Garnett, Auckland New Zealand, singer, We'll Sing in the Sunshine
1942: Spencer Davis, rocker, Spencer Davis Group
1941: Daryle Lamonica, Oakland Raider quarterback, AFL leading passer 1967
1941: Bob Taylor, cricketer wicket-keeper, too often in Knotty's shadow
1940: Phyllis Davis, born in Port Arthur, Texas, actress, Love American Style, Vega$
1939: Spencer Davis, born in Wales, vocalist, Spencer Davis Group-Gimme Some Lovin
1939: Warwick Hutton, born in Britain, illustrator, artist, author, created illustrations for children's books, worked with texts by Hans Christian Andersen
1937: Jose Ignacio Cabrujas, writer
1935: Diahann Carroll, born in Bronx, actress, Julia, Claudine, Dominique-Dynasty
1934: Pat McCormick, comedian, Don Rickles Show, New Bill Cosby Show
1934: Philippe Capdenat, composer
1934: Donald Sutherland, St. John NB, actor, M*A*S*H, Body Snatchers
1933: Tony Pithey, cricketer, brother of David, South African batsman in 17 Tests
1932: Vince Guaraldi, jazz pianist, Charlie Brown TV specials
1932: Wojciech Kilar, born in Lwow, Poland, composer of film, classical, symphonic music, won French Lili Boulanger Prize for composition 1960
1932: Niccolo Castiglioni, composer
1930: Ryohei Hirose, born in Hakodate, Japan, composer, professor, Kyoto University of Arts 1977 - 1996, composes music for shakuhachi, recorder, viola da gamba
1928: Jean Elizabeth Leuckert Muir, designer dressmaker
1922: Donald Alfred Davie, poet and critic
1921: George Barnes, guitarist, Skip Farrell Show
1921: Mildred Davenport, Wyoming, actress, Tarzan and Leopard Woman
1920: Juan Antonio Samaranch, chairman, International Olympic Committee
1920: Helen Walker, Worcester, Massachusetts, actress, Brewster's Million
1920: Rudolf Karpati, born in Hungary, sabres, Gold Medals 1956, 1960 Olympics, 60
1920: Gordon Gould, American Physicist
1920: Bill Monroe, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, newscaster, NBC-TV, Congressional Report
1919: Alex Moir, cricketer, New Zealand leg-spinner in 17 Tests 1950-59
1917: Lou Bourdeau, baseball player/manager, 1948 AP Athlete of Year
1917: Phyllis Diller, born in Lima, Ohio, comedienne, Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number
1916: Eleanor Steber, born in Wheeling, West Virginia, soprano, Metropolitan Opera-1940
1915: Esther Williamson Ballou, composer
1915: Dorothy Poynton-Hill, U.S., platform diver 1932 Olympics gold
1915: Cass Daley, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, actress, Red Garters
1914: Lucille Benson, born in Scottsboro, Alabama, actress, Lilly-Bosom Buddies
1913: Roger Garaudy, French philosopher
1913: Everett Helm, composer
1912: Art Linkletter, born in Saskatchewan, Canada, TV host, People are Funny
1912: Pal Kovacs, born in Hungary, sabres 1952 Olympics gold
1909: Hardy Amies, born in London, England, royal dressmaker, Queen Elizabeth II
1908: Rudolf Petzold, composer
1906: John Carroll, Julian LaFaye, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, actor, Wolf Call
1905: Norman Waterhouse Lees, jazz fan
1904: Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor
1903: Valerian Mikhaylovich Bogdanov-Berezovsky, composer
1902: Christina Stead, born in Australia, novelist, Man Who Loved Children
1900: James Cagney, actor, Yankee Doodle Dandy, hold that grapefruit
1898: Berenice Abbott, born in Springfield, Ohio, photographer, World of Atget
1897: Elbert Parr Tuttle, lawyer/judge
1894: Mary Clare, born in London, England, actress, Evil Mind, Young and Innocent
1894: Warren Weaver, American Scientist
1889: Erle Stanley Gardner, U.S. detective writer, Perry Mason
1888: Shmuel Agnon, born in Israel, novelist, Day Before Yesterday-Nobel 1966
1885: Benjamin James Dale, composer
1883: Mauritz Stiller, Swedish actor and director, Erotikon
1883: Bart de Ligt, anti militarist theologist, Acting Peace
1878: Henri Zagwijn, composer
1876: Maxim M Litvinov, Meyer H Wallach, Russian diplomat
1876: Vittorio Gnecchi, composer
1875: Donald Francis Tovey, Eton England, musicologist/composer
1873: Antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano, Rigoletto
1871: Lyonel C. A. Feininger, U.S. cartoonist/painter
1859: Luis Munoz Rivera, Puerto Rico, journalist, founded Federalist Party
1853: Francesco Fanciulli, composer
1839: Friedrich Gernsheim, composer
1832: Johan August Soderman, composer
1830: Eelco Refer, linguist, Dictionary for the Dutch translator
1827: Frederick A. Able, English chemist/inventor, cordiet
1817: Ignace Xavier Joseph Leybach, composer
1775: August Harder, composer
1774: John Wilbur, American Clergyman
1763: Johannes H van der Palm, Dutch theologist/minister of Education
1763: John Jacob Astor, Germany, richest man in U.S., banker/fur trader
1744: Elbridge Gerry, DR, 5th Vice President, Massachusetts Governor, invented gerrymandering
1702: Johann Schneider, composer
1674: Isaac Watts, England, writer/preacher/hymnist, Horae Lyrican
1487: Esma'il I, shah who converted Iran from Sunni to Shi'ah


Today in History

2010: South Korea develops a long-range cruise missile reportedly capable of striking North Korea, Japan, Russia and China
1998: Russia buries tsar Nicholas II and family, 80 years after they died
1997: STS-94 (Columbia 23), lands
1996: 230 people die when TWA 800 crashes outside of New York City
1996: Yank John Weteland blows save after record 24 consecutive saves
1995: Forbes Mag announces Bill Gates is the richest man in world, worth$12.9 billion dollars
1994: Beth Daniel wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
1994: Hulk Hogan beats Ric Flair to win WCW wrestling championship
1994: 123rd British Golf Open: Nick Price shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland
1994: French youngster (4) becomes Buddhist Lama Tulkou Kalou Rinpoche
1994: Brazil beats Italy in a shoot out, for their 4th soccer world cup
1992: Slovak parliament asks for self rule
1990: PLO-leader Jasser Arrafat marries Soha Tawil in Tunis
1990: Minn Twins become 1st team to turn 2 triple plays in a game but lose to Boston Red Sox 1-0
1990: Hussein's Revolutionary Day speech claims Kuwait stole oil from Iraq
1990: New York Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer
1989: 1st Test flight of U.S. stealth-bomber
1989: Paul McCartney releases "This One"
1989: Reds reliever Kent Tekulve retires after 1,070 appearances
1988: 4 Billion tv-viewers watch Mandela's 70th Birthday Tribute
1988: Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 100m woman's record (10.49)
1988: Colleen Walker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1988: 117th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots 273 at Royal Lytham
1988: Highest temperature ever recorded in San Francisco, 103 degrees F (39 degrees C)
1987: "Les Miserables," opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo
1987: Don Mattingly is 2nd to hit home runs in 7 straight AL games (en route to 8)
1987: 10 teens die in Guadalupe River flood, Comfort, Texas
1987: Dow Jones closes above 2,500 (2,510.04) for 1st time
1987: Iran and France breaks diplomatic relations
1986: Emmy 13th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 7th time
1984: Soyuz T-12 carries 3 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 7
1984: Pierre Mauroy resigns as premier of France
1983: 1st USFL championship, Michigan Panthers beats Philadelphia Stars 24-22
1983: Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic
1983: 112th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 275 at Royal Birkdale
1981: Fulton County (Atlanta) grand jury indicts Wayne B. William 23 year old photographers, for murder of 2 of 28 blacks killed in Atlanta
1981: "This is Burlesque" closes at Princess Theater New York City after 28 performances
1981: Israeli bombers destroy PLO/al-Fatah headquarters in Beirut
1981: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1981: Lobby Walkways at KC's Hyatt Regency collapse 114 die, 200 injured
1981: Humbar Estuary Bridge, U.K., world's longest span, 1.4 km, opens
1980: Zenko Suzuki becomes premier of Japan
1980: Ronald Reagan formally accepts Republican nomination for president
1980: Bolivian military coup; general Garcia Meza becomes president
1979: All star MVP: Dave Parker (Pittsburgh Pirates)
1979: David Gower 200* in England score of 5-633 vs. India at Edgbaston
1979: Simone Veil becomes chairman of European Parliament
1979: Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza flees to Miami
1979: Sebastian Coe runs world record 3:49 mile in Oslo
1979: 50th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-6 at Kingdome, Seattle
1978: Reggie Jackson refusal to bunt causes manager Billy Martin to suspend him
1977: Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
1976: Indonesian president Suharto annexes East Timor
1976: 21st modern Olympic games opens in Montreal
1975: Apollo 18 and Soyuz 19 make 1st US/U.S.S.R. linkup in space
1975: Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox divorce
1974: John Lennon is ordered to leave U.S. in 60 days
1974: 1st quadrophonic studio in U.K. is open by Moody Blues
1974: France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1974: Bob Gibson becomes 2nd pitcher to strike-out 3,000 (Cesar Geronimo)
1973: Military coup in Afghanistan; King Mohammad Zahir Shah flees
1971: Kathy Whitworth/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Four-Ball Golf Championship
1970: 30,000 attend Randall's Island Rock Festival, New York City
1968: Beatle's animated film "Yellow Submarine" premieres in London
1967: Race riots in Cairo, Illinois
1967: Monkees perform at Forest Hills, New York, Jimi Hendrix is opening act
1966: Pioneer 7 launched
1966: Jim Ryun sets mile record (3m51s3)
1966: Indians set club record by hitting 7 home run in 15-2 win over Detroit
1966: "It's a Bird... It's Superman" closes at Alvin New York City after 129 performances
1966: Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1965: WLCY (now WTSP) TV channel 10 in St. Petersburg-Tampa, Florida (ABC) begins
1964: Don Campbell sets record for turbine vehicle, 690.91 kph (429.31 mph)
1964: Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1963: Telstar soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
1962: Senate rejects medicare for aged
1962: U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1962: East Berliner Peter Fechter flees over Berlin Wall
1962: Robert White in X-15 sets altitude record of 108 km (354,300 ft)
1961: John Chancellor becomes news anchor of Today Show
1961: Roger Maris loses a home run (of his 61) due to a rain-out in 5th
1959: 2,000 ft long by 1,300 foot wide section of ridge falls into Madis
1959: Tibet abolishes serfdom
1959: Dr. Leakey discovers oldest human skull (600,000 years old)
1959: River Canyon extending man-made Lake Hebgen by 5 miles. (Montana)
1958: U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Enwetak
1958: King Hussein declares himself head of Jordan/Iraqi federation
1958: Peter Shaffer's "Five Finger Exercise," premieres in London
1955: Arco, Idaho becomes 1st U.S. city lit by nuclear power
1955: Disneyland opens its doors in rural Orange County
1954: 1st major league game where majority of team is black (Dodgers)
1954: Theodor Heuss re-elected president of West Germany
1952: Shah of Persia named Ghavam Sultaneh premier
1951: King Leopold II of Belgium gives up throne to son Boudouin I
1950: Indonesian troops land on Buru, South-Molukka
1948: Israeli army captures Nazareth
1948: Proclamation of constitution of Republic of (South) Korea
1945: Potsdam Conference (FDR, Stalin, Churchill) holds 1st meeting
1944: 2 ammunition ships explodes at Port Chicago, California kills 322
1944: Russian troops cross river Bug/march into Poland
1943: RAF bombs Germany rocket base Peenemunde
1942: 3' of rain falls on Pennsylvania, flooding kills 15
1942: Transport nr 6 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1942: Estimated 34.5" (87.5 cm) of rainfall, Smethport, Pennsylvania (state record)
1941: New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ends in Cleveland
1939: 22nd PGA Championship: Henry Picard at Pomonok CC Flushing NY
1938: Douglas (Wrong Way) Corrigan leaves New York for LA, wound up in Ireland
1936: Military uprising under General Franco/begins Spanish civil war
1936: Carl Hubbell begins winning streak, beating Pittsburgh 6-0,
1935: Variety's famous headline "Sticks Nix Hick Pix"
1934: Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland
1929: U.S.S.R. drops diplomatic relations with China
1926: Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:11.4)
1925: Tris Speaker, is 5th to get 3,000 hits
1924: St. Louis Card Jesse Haines no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
1923: Carl Mays gave up 13 runs and 20 hits in 13-0 lose to Indians
1922: Curacao harbor workers begin strike under Felix Chacuto
1922: Ty Cobb gets 5 hits in a game for record 4th time in a year
1919: Finland adopts constitution
1919: Yankees 21 hits, Browns 17 hits Browns win 7-6 in 17, on squeeze play
1918: Longest errorless game, Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 21 innings
1917: British Royal family changes its name from Hanover to Windsor
1915: Italian offensive at Isonzo
1914: Giants outfielder Red Murray is knocked unconscious by lightning after catching a flyball, ending 21 inning game, Giants win 3-1
1912: IAF (International Amateur Athletic Federation) forms in Sweden
1911: Overthrown shah of Persia Mohammed Ali lands on Astrabad with army
1902: Orioles forfeit to St. Louis having only 5 players available to play they then forfeit their franchise back to the AL
1900: New York Giant Christy Mathewson begins career losing to Brooklyn Superbas
1898: Spanish American War-Spaniards surrender to U.S. at Santiago Cuba
1897: 1st ship arrives in Seattle carrying gold from Yukon
1893: Arthur Shrewsbury is 1st to score 1,000 runs in Test Cricket
1890: Cecil Rhodes becomes premier of Cape colony
1879: 1st railroad opens in Hawaii
1867: 1st U.S. dental school, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, established
1866: Italian fleet under Admiral Persano capture Austrian Fort Lissa
1864: CSA President Davis replaces General Joe Johnston with John Bell Hood
1863: Battle of Honey Springs - largest battle in Indian Territory
1862: United army officially divides corps
1862: R John Hunt Morgan:Cynthiana, Kentucky CS24 US17 Skirmish at Columbia, Tennessee
1862: Naval Engagement at Pascagoula River MS: USS Potomac Expedition
1862: U.S. Army authorized to accept blacks as laborers
1861: Congress authorizes paper money
1861: Manassas, Virginia General Beauregard requests reinforcements for his 22,000 men, General Johnston is ordered to Manassas
1850: Harvard Observatory takes 1st photograph of a star, Vega
1841: British humor magazine "Punch" 1st published
1821: Spain cedes Florida to U.S.
1794: African Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, dedicated
1794: Richard Allen organizes Philadelphia's Bethel African Meth Episcopal Church
1788: Russian fleet destroys Swedish
1775: 1st military hospital approved
1774: Captain Cook arrives at New Hebrides (Vanuata)
1740: Prospero Lambertini chosen Pope Benedictus XIV
1727: Simon van Slingelandt appointed Dutch pension advisor
1603: Sir Walter Ralegh arrested
1596: At 10:30AM Dutch explorer Willem Barents arrives at Novaya Zemlya
1585: English secret service discovers Anthony Babingtons murder plot against queen Elizabeth I
1583: Spanish and Walloon troops conquer Dunkerk
1552: Siena drives Spanish troops out of Verdun
1549: Jews are expelled from Ghent Belgium
1509: Venice recaptures Padua
1473: Charles the Stout conquerors Nijmegen
1453: 1st battle at Castillon: French beat English troops
1429: Dauphin crowned king of France
1393: Osmanen occupy Turnovo, Bulgaria
1245: Pope bans emperor Frederik II Hohenstaufen for 3rd time
1203: Venetianen conquer Constantinople, emperor Alexius III flees
1070: Arnulf III the Hapless becomes earl of Flanders
1054: Emperor Henry III crowns his son Henry IV king
855: St. Leo IV ends his reign as Catholic Pope
561: John III begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Pelagius I
180: Christenen Cittinus/Donatus/Natzalus/Secunda/Speratus/Vestia sentenced to death in Carthago