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Today's Birthdays

1978: Will Estes, American Actor
1977: Christie Lee Woods, Texas, Miss Teen USA 1996
1976: Jeremy Miller, born in West Covina, California, actor, Ben-Growing Pains
1976: Nirachala Kumya, Miss Universe-Thailand 1996
1973: Derrick Beatty, CFL defensive back for the Edmonton Eskimos
1973: Dan Neil, NFL guard, Denver Broncos Superbowl 32
1972: Orlando Thomas, NFL safety for the Minnesota Vikings
1971: Jade Jagger, Paris, France, daughter of Mick and Bianca Jagger
1971: Rene Ponk, soccer player for the FC Utrecht
1971: Rebecca Lynn Gray, Indianapolis Indiana, Miss America-Indiana 1996
1971: Damien Martyn, cricketer, WA and Australian middle-order batsman
1971: Shane Hannah, NFL guard for the Dallas Cowboys
1971: Astrella Leitch, Celeste rocker, Donovan's daughter
1970: Marc Wilkins, Mansfield, Ohio, pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates
1970: Lance Teichelmann, WLAF defensive tackle for the Rhein Fire
1969: Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Politician
1969: John McMullen, Santa Rosa California, Canadian Tour golfer, 1992 NCAA-15th
1969: Tracy Yarbrough, Miss Idaho USA 1996
1969: Mo Lewis, NFL linebacker for the New York Jets
1968: Francois Gravel, hockey goaltender, Team France 1998
1967: John Flaherty, New York City, catcher for the San Diego Padres
1967: Paul Ince, English Athlete
1967: Stanley Richard, NFL safety for the Washington Redskins
1967: Bill Berg, St. Catharines, NHL left wing for the New York Rangers
1967: Gavin Brian Lovegrove, Auckland New Zealand, javelin 1996 Olympics
1966: Thomas Louis Tolles, Jr., Ft. Myers, Florida, PGA golfer, 1995 Bob Hope-3rd
1966: Jonas B, Svensson Sweden, tennis star
1965: Chima McLean, Vancouver BC, Canadian Tour golfer, 1991 Conestoga
1965: Alison Munt, Cairns Australia, LPGA golfer, 1992 Jamie Farr-21st
1965: Chris Duplanty, Palo Alto California, water polo goalkeeper 1996 Olympics
1962: Don Fardon, Toowoomba QLD, Australasia golfer
1961: Mark Finch, film festival organiser
1960: Lionel Washington, NFL cornerback for the Denver Broncos
1959: George Bell, Dominican Republic, outfielder, Blue Jays, 1987 AL MVP
1959: Ken Watanabe, born in Koide, Japan, actor, Academy-Award nominee, appeared in films, 'Letters from Iwo Jima', 'The Last Samurai'
1957: Steve Lukather, U.S. rock singer/guitarist, Toto-Africa
1957: Julian Cope, Welsh pop musician, Eve's Volcano
1956: Carrie Fisher, born in Beverly Hills, California, actress, Princess Lelia-Star Wars
1955: Eric Faulkner, Edinburgh Scotland, rock guitarist, Bay City Rollers
1953: Charlotte Caffey, rock guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist, Go-Go's
1953: Peter Mandelson, British Politician
1953: Eleonora Giorgi, Rome, Italy, actress, Nu de Femme, To Forget Venice
1952: Patti Ann Davis-Reagan, singer/actress/writer, Ron and Nancy's daughter
1952: Brent Mydland, Munich Germany, rock keyboardist/vocalist, Grass Roots
1952: Trevor Chappell, cricketer, bro of several Aussie underarm bowler
1950: Ronald E McNair, Lake City, South Carolina, astr, STS-41B, 51L-Challenger disaster
1950: David H G viscount Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary
1949: Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister
1949: Shulamit Ran, born in Tel Aviv, Israel, composer, second woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in Music, for Symphony, 1990
1949: Jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron
1948: Moses J "Moss" Mayekiso, South African union/SACP-leader
1947: Younis Ahmed, cricketer, batted for Pakistan in 1969 and again in 1987
1946: Lee Loughnane, rocker, Chicago
1945: Nikita Mikhalkov, director, Dark Eyes, Slave of Love
1945: Kathy Young, rocker, Thousand Stars in the Sky
1945: Everett McGill, Miami Beach, Florida, actor, Jezebel's Kiss, Silver Bullet
1944: Janet Ahlberg, illustrator
1943: Paula Kelly, born in Jacksonville, Florida, dancer/actress, Liz-Night Court
1943: Frans LAJ Wolters, economist/Dutch MP, PvdA
1942: Elvin Bishop, Tulsa, Oklahoma, rock guitarist, Fooled Around and Fell in Love
1942: Les AuCoin, born in Portland, Oregon, Representative-D-Oregon 1975 - 1993
1941: Marina Ripa, Rome, Italy, countess/writer, My First 40 Years
1941: Steve Cropper, Tennessee, guitarist/songwriter, Booker T and MGs
1940: Frances FitzGerald, New York City, journalist/author, Fire in the Lake
1940: Geoffrey Boycott, cricketer, stoic England opener 1964-82
1940: Donald L. Ritter, born in New York City, New York, Representative-R-Pennsylvania 1979 - 1993
1940: Osamu Watanabe, Japan, featherweight 1964 Olympic gold
1940: Julie Parrish, Middlesboro, Kentucky, actress, Good Morning World, Capitol
1940: Manfred Mann, Michael Lubowitz, South Africa, rocker, Mighty Quinn
1937: Norman Wright, rocker, Del-Vikings
1936: James H "Simon" Gray, English playwright, Butley
1934: Jerry Lewis, born in Seattle, Washington, Representative-R-California 1979 -
1933: Georgia Brown, Lillian Getel, actress, Study in Terror, Fixer
1931: Jim Parks, cricketer, England batsman-keeper in 46 Tests 1954-68
1930: Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting, London
1929: Ursula K. Le Guin, U.S., sci-fi author, Tombs of Atuan
1929: Ursula K. LeGuin, American Author
1928: Whitey Ford, American Athlete
1928: Mario Pinto, the Andrade, writer/president MPLA, Angola
1928: Edward "Whitey" Ford, hall of fame pitcher, New York Yankees
1927: Nadine Judd, Nadia Moore/Nerina, South African/British ballerina
1926: Leonard Rossiter, Liverpool England, actor, Britannia Hospital
1926: Marga Richter, composer
1925: Joyce Randolph, born in Detroit, Michigan, actress, Trixie-Honeymooners
1921: Malcolm Arnold, Northampton England, composer, Bridge over River Kwai
1921: Jarmil Burghauser, composer
1919: Claire Sterling, journalist
1919: Daniel John Chapman Cunningham, physiologist
1917: Dizzy Gillespie, jazz trumpeter, a creator of modern jazz
1916: Andrea Checchi, Firenze Italy, actress, Attack and Retreat
1916: Tomojiro Ikenouchi, composer
1914: Martin Gardner, Scientific American math and puzzles columnist
1912: Don Byas, American Musician
1912: Georg Solti, Budapest Hungary, conductor, Fidelio
1912: Carlos Don Byas, U.S. jazz saxophonist
1911: Peter Graves, born in London, England, actor, Mission Impossible, Stalag 17
1911: Vladimir Ussachevsky, Manchurian/U.S. composer, Creation
1908: Alexander Schneider, Vilna Lith, violinist, Budapest String Quartet
1908: Howard Ferguson, composer
1904: Patrick Kavanagh, Irish Poet
1904: Edmond [Moore] Hamilton, U.S., sci-fi author, Danger Planet
1902: Hilarion Rubio, composer
1902: Lillian Bronson, Lockport, New York, actress, Next Voice you Hear
1901: Gerhard von Rad, German old testament scholar, Deuteronomium
1898: Amedeo duke of Aosta, viceroy of Ethiopia/Governor-General of Italian East-Africa
1896: Edna Purviance, Lovelock NV, Dog's Pleasure, Dog's Life
1895: Alexander d'Arbeloff, entrepreneur
1895: Shukichi Mitsukuri, composer
1891: Leo Burnett, American Businessman
1891: John Metzelaar, Dutch/US, About Tropical Atl Visschen
1891: Ted Shawn, U.S. dancer and choreographer, Dance We Must
1890: Gerrit Engelke, German writer/poet, Love Letters
1885: Egon Joseph Wellesz, Austria, composer/musicologist
1885: Jan Altink, Dutch painter/co-founder, Ploeg
1879: Marie Joseph Canteloube de Malaret, composer
1874: Albert Aftalion, Bulgaria/French economist
1873: George P Gooch, English historian/MP
1858: Ramabai Dongre' Medhavi, India, social reformer
1851: George Ulyett, cricketer, great Yorkshire all-rounder 1873-93
1847: Guiseppe Giacosa, Italian songwriter, libretti opera Puccini
1846: Edmondo de Amicis, Italian writer, Cuore
1843: Mark M Antokolski, Russian/French sculptor, Peter the Great
1839: Georg von Siemens, founder, Deutsche Bank
1833: Alfred Bernhard Nobel, Stockholm, created dynamite and Peace Prizes
1833: Alfred Nobel, Swedish Scientist
1827: Petrus PM Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian and writer
1823: Pasqual Juan Emilio Arrieta y Corera, composer
1822: Levinus Keuchenius, Dutch minister of Colonies, 1888-90
1807: Miguel Hilarion Eslava y Elizondo, composer
1807: Hanri Reber, composer
1803: George Wright, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1790: Alphonse-Marie Louis de Lamartine, Macon France, writer, Rene
1790: Alphonse de Lamartine, French Poet
1775: Guiseppi Baini, composer
1772: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, England, poet, Rime of Ancient Mariner
1767: Francesco Ruggi, composer
1762: Herman W. Daendels, Brigadier-General and Governor-General of Dutch-Indies, 1807 - 1811
1761: Louis AG baron de Bacler d'Albe, French cartographer and Brigadier General
1751: David Moritz Michael, composer
1680: Francisco Jose Coutinho, composer
1650: Jean Bart, French captain/sea hero, Escape from Plymouth
1582: Johan Ernst earl of Nassau-Siegen, military/son of Johan VII
1574: Nicolo Rubini, composer
1570: Wolfgang Schonsleder, composer


Today in History

2010: The European Parliament awards Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought
2010: Union of Myanmar changes its name to Republic of the Union of Myanmar, and changes the design of the national flag
1998: World Series, New York Yankees beat San Diego Padres 4 games to 0
1997: Elton John's tribute to Princess Diana breaks world record, 318 million distributed
1997: Cleveland Marquis Grissom hit in his 15th straight World Series game (streak ends at 15, he is 2nd to Hank Baur with 17)
1995: Mario Tremblay, selected 22nd NHL coach of Montreal Canadians
1995: Addison Vance, 18, of Hickory NC, crowned 7th Ms Venus Swimwear
1994: North Korea signs pact to end their nuclear projects
1994: Hana bridge is Seoul Korea crashes, 32+ die
1993: Gary Kasparov defeats Nigel Short for chess championship
1993: Military coup by Burundi President Ndadaye/525,000 Hutu's flee
1993: "Twilight of the Golds" opens at Booth Theater New York City for 29 performances
1992: Madonna's book "Sex" goes on sale
1991: 24 die in a fire in Oakland, California
1991: Former California Governor Jerry Brown announce run for presidency
1991: U.S. hostage Jesse Turner released from 5 years in captivity in Beirut
1990: Esther Canseco calls Oakland A's manager Tony La Russa a "punk" for not starting husband Jose in the World Series
1989: 1st black owners (Betram Lee and Peter Bynoe) to own a major sports team, purchasing Denver Nuggets for $65m
1989: Buck Helm found alive after being buried 4 days, in San Francisco earthquake
1989: "Dangerous Games" closes at Nederlander Theater New York City after 4 performances
1989: Houston becomes 1st major college team to gain 1000 yards in a game
1988: Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos indicted on racketeering charges
1988: Boston Celtics beat Yugoslavia 113-85 in Madrid
1987: Nobel prize for economy awarded to Robert M. Solow
1987: 7th Belgium government of Martens forms
1987: Senate debate begins rejecting Robert Bork's Supreme Court nomination
1986: IBM re-forms in South Africa
1986: Republic of Marshall Islands signs Compact of Free Association with US
1986: 1st-class cricket debut of Andy Flower, ZCU Presidents XI vs. Young WI
1986: U.S. writer Edward A. Tracy kidnap in Beirut
1986: Hugh Whitemore's "Breaking the Code," premieres in London
1985: Qasim Omar (206) and Javed Miandad (203*) make 397 stand vs. SL
1984: Steve Jones runs Chicago Marathon in world record 2:08:05
1984: Cleveland Browns' Steve Cox sets club record with a 60-yd field goal
1984: Niki Lauda becomes 3rd time motor racing world champ
1983: Pope John Paul II names 3 new Dutch bishops
1980: "Banjo Dancing" opens at Century Theater New York City for 38 performances
1980: 1st (& only) time Phillies win World Series (in 98 years)
1980: Phillies win their 1st World Championship in their 98-year history
1979: Greta Weitz wins woman participation in New York City marathon (02:27:33)
1979: 9th New York City Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:33
1979: Ozzie Newsome begins NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions
1979: Israeli minister of Foreign affairs Moshe Dayan resigns
1979: 10th New York City Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:42
1977: U.S. recalls William Bowdler, ambassador to South Africa
1976: New York Knicks retire 1st number, # 19, Willis Reed
1976: American Saul Bellow wins Nobel Prize for Literature
1976: Nobel prize for literature awarded to Saul Bellow
1976: New York Yankee Thurman Munson ties World Series mark of 6 straight singles
1976: Cincinnati Reds sweep New York Yankees, in 73rd World Series
1975: "Treemonisha" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 64 performances
1975: Elton John given a star in Hollywood
1975: Venera 9, 1st craft to orbit planet Venus launched
1975: Coast Guard Academy 1st allows women to enroll
1975: Mexico City's 1st major subway accident takes 26 lives
1975: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1975: Red Sox Carlton Fisk's 12th inning home run beats Reds 7-6 in game 6 of WS
1974: Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Cubic Corp Golf Classic
1974: 1st Islander shut-out opponent-Billy Smith 5-0 vs Caps
1973: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Waco Tribune Herald Ladies Golf Classic
1973: A's manager Dick Williams quits after A's beat Mets in World Series
1972: "Dude" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 16 performances
1972: "Man of La Mancha" closes at Beaumont Theater New York City after 140 performances
1972: "Pacific Paradise" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 5 performances
1971: William H Rehnquist and Lewis F Powell nominated to U.S. Supreme Court by Nixon, following resignations of Justices Hugo Black and John Harlan
1971: Nobel prize for literature awarded to Pablo Neruda
1971: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1971: "To Live Another Summer" opens at Helen Hayes New York City for 173 performances
1970: Nobel prize of peace awarded to Norman E Borlaugh
1970: Caledonian Airways takes over British United Airways
1970: 777 Unification church couples wed in Korea
1969: Leonard Gersh' "Butterflies are Free," premieres in New York City
1969: Willy Burns elected chancellor of West Germany
1969: Major General Mohamed Siad Barre becomes President of Somali
1969: Bloodless coup in Somalia (National Day)
1967: Thousands opposing Vietnam War try to storm Pentagon
1967: Egypt sinks Israeli torpedo boat
1966: 144 die as a coal waste landslide engulfed a school in Aberfan S Wales
1965: Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Robert B Woodward
1965: Vivian Beaumont Theater (New York City) opens
1965: KTWU TV channel 11 in Topeka, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1965: Robert B. Woodward awarded Nobel prize for chemistry
1964: Abebe Bikila runs world/olympic record marathon (2:12:11.2)
1964: Braves ask NL to allow them to leave Milwaukee for Atlanta
1962: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Carlsbad Cavern Golf Open
1961: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan U.S.S.R.
1961: Barbra Striesand opens in "Another Evening with Harry Stones"
1960: 1st British nuclear sub Dreadnought launched
1960: John F. Kennedy and Nixon clashed in 4th and final presidential debate (New York City)
1959: Guggenheim Museum, by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens in N.Y.C.
1959: Players Association approves 2 All-Star Games in 1960, to be held in Kansas City and NY
1959: Contra revolutionaries bomb Havana
1958: 1st women in English House of Lords
1957: Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open
1957: Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens
1957: Giants purchase Class-A Phoenix team
1956: Betty Dodd wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open
1954: Dorothy Parker/Arnaud d'Usseau's "Ladies of the Corridor," premieres
1954: Indonesian troops land in New-Guinea
1952: Dutch government refuses New-Guinea (West-Irian)
1950: Tom Powers of Duke scores 6 touchdowns
1950: Death penality abolished in Belgium
1950: Patty Berg wins LPGA Hardscrabble Women's Golf Invitation
1950: Chinese forces occupy Tibet
1948: Facsimile high-speed radio transmission demonstrated (Washington D.C.)
1948: Beersheba liberated by Israeli army
1948: Dutch Constellation crashes at Prestwick Scotland (40 murder)
1948: U.N. reject Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons
1947: Dutch Dakota explodes near Coopenhagen, 16 die
1945: Women in France allowed to vote for 1st time
1944: Walter Piston's "Fugue for a Victory Tune," premieres in New York City
1944: During WW II, U.S. troops capture Aachen, 1st large German city to fall
1944: Canadian troops occupy Breskens
1940: RAF drops 1st anti-nazi pamphlets on Netherlands
1938: Japanese troops occupies Canton
1937: Dmitri Shostakovich's 5th Symphony premieres
1937: Franco-troops occupies Gijon
1935: Hank Greenberg selected AL MVP unanimously
1925: Sidney Howards "Lucky Sam McGarver," premieres in New York City
1924: KLM Fokker's F7 H-NACC departs to Dutch East Indies
1923: 1st planetarium opens at Deutsche Museum in Munich
1921: Tuschinski Theater opens in Amsterdam
1918: Margaret Owen sets world typing speed record of 170 wpm for 1 min
1917: Petrograds garrison accepts Revolutionary Military Committee
1917: 1st Americans to see action on front lines of WW I
1916: U.S. Army forms Reserve Officers Training Corps
1915: 1st transatlantic radiotelephone message, Arlington, Virginia to Paris
1914: Battle of Warsaw ends with German defeat
1911: Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta Unions form Western Canada Rugby Football Union
1911: RS Hichens and M Hudsons "Garden of Allah," premieres in New York City
1905: England Pilgrim Association beats All New York 11, 7-1 in soccer at Polo Grounds
1899: Battle at Elandslaagte Natal: (Boers vs British army)
1897: Yerkes Observatory of University of Chicago is dedicated
1887: Detroit clinches best-of-15 touring World Championship with its 8th victory in Game 11 this afternoon in Baltimore, 13-3
1879: Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb
1878: German republic chancellor Bismarck delegates end of "Socialism"
1871: 1st U.S. amateur outdoor athletic games (NY)
1869: 1st shipment of fresh oysters comes overland from Baltimore
1868: Severe earthquake at 7:53 AM, centered in Hayward, California
1864: Battle of Westport, MO (Kansas City)
1861: Battle of Balls Bluff, Virginia (Leesburg, Harrison's Island)
1858: Jacques Offenbach's opera "Orphee aux Enfers," premieres in Paris
1858: In Paris, the Can-Can is 1st performed
1824: Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement (Yorkshire England)
1805: Battle of Trafalgar, Admiral Nelson defeats French and Spanish fleet and dies
1797: U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, Old Ironsides, launched in Boston
1727: Russian and Chinese accord to correct boundaries
1708: Dutch and English troops occupy Lille (Rijsel)
1652: King Louis XIV returns to Paris
1641: Catholic uprising in Ulster: 1000s English and Scots killed
1639: Dunes (Marten Tromp defeats Spanish armada under De Oquendo)
1639: Sea battle at Dunes: Lieutenant Admiral Maarten Tromp beats Spanish Armada
1601: Memorial service for Daitokuji's Shinju held for Ikkyu Sojun in Kyoto
1591: Nijmegen surrenders to Earl Mauritius van Nassau
1568: 2nd Altenburger sermon: Philippisten/Gnesiolutheranen
1555: English parliament refuses to recognize Philip of Spain as king
1555: Emperor Charles V makes Erard of Pallandt earl of Culemborg
1553: Volumes of Talmud are burned
1520: Ferdinand Magellen arrives at Tierra Del Fuego (Pacific Ocean)
1496: Emperor Maximiliaans daughter marries Spanish crown prince Johan of Aragon/Philip de Blank marries Johanna "the Waanzinnige" of Aragon
1492: Columbus lands on San Salvador Island
1492: Columbus' discovers America (Oct 12, 1492 Julian calender)
1096: Sultan Kilidj Arslan of Nicea defeats 1st Crusaders
686: Conon begins his reign as Catholic Pope
335: Constantinople emperor Constantine the Great rules laws against Jews
310: St. Eusebius ends his reign as Catholic Pope