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Today's Birthdays

1976: Fred Savage, born in Illinois, actor, Kevin-Wonder Years, Vice Versa
1973: Katasha Artis, WNBA forward, Charlotte Sting
1973: Kelly Holcomb, NFL/WLAF quarterback, Buccaneers, Barcelona Dragons
1972: Derek Mills, Washington D.C., 400m runner
1972: Pete Kendall, NFL guard for the Seattle Seahawks
1971: Chadrick Brown, NFL defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals
1971: Bobby Leslie, TV rocker, Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You
1971: Anthony Fieldings, WLAF linebacker for the Rhein Fire
1971: Scott Grimes, born in Lowell, Massachusetts, actor, Together We Stand
1971: Danalee Bragado, born in Honolulu, WPVA volleyballer, Best of Beach-9th-1995
1971: Ger Senden, born in Heerlen, Netherlands, professional soccer player, played for Roda JC, 1989 - 2008, retired May 2008 after playing over 400 matches in the club
1971: Jill Simon, Miss Iowa USA 1996
1970: Trent Green, NFL quarterback for the Washington Redskins
1970: Steve Dubinsky, born in Montreal, NHL center, Chicago Blackhawks
1969: Jerry Drake, NFL defensive linesman for the Arizona Cardinals
1969: Venkatapathy Raju, cricketer, Indian slow left-armer
1969: Robert Gordon, CFL receiver for the Edmonton Eskimos
1968: Shawn Harper, NFL tackle, Indianapolis Colts, Frankfurt Galaxy
1964: Courtney Love, SF, vocalist, Hole, actress, People vs Larry Flynt
1964: Ronnie Grandison, NBA forward for the New York Knicks
1964: Scott Rachal Verplank, born in Dallas, Texas, PGA golfer, 1985 Western Open
1963: Frank Bello, U.S. heavy metal bassist, Anthrax-Soldiers of Metal
1963: Pamela Annette Sanders, born in Miami, Florida, playmate, November, 1985
1961: Mohammad Aslam, UAE cricketer batsman, 1996 World Cup
1960: Christopher J "Gus" Loria, Newton, Massachusetts, Major USMC/astronaut
1959: Jim Kerr, born in Glasgow, Scotland, rock vocalist, Simple Minds
1959: Scott Garrett, American Politician
1958: Bob Crudgington, Australian softball head coach 1996 Olympics bronze
1957: Marc Almond, British Musician
1957: Paul Merton, born in Parsons Green, London, writer, actor, comedian, known for deadpan, dark comedic style, appeared in BBC's, 'Have I Got News for You'
1957: Kelly McGillis, born in Newport Beach, California, actress, Top Gun, Accused, Witness
1956: Tom Hanks, born in Concord, California, actor, Bossom Buddies, Forrest Gump, Philadelphia
1956: [Peter] Marc Almond, Merseyside England, vocalist, Soft Cell
1955: Fred Norris, comedy writer/singer, Howard Stern Show
1955: Sergei Vladimirovich Krichevsky, born in Russia, Lt-colonel/cosmonaut
1955: Lisa Banes, born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, actress, Cocktail, Look Back in Anger
1955: Jimmy Smits, born in Brooklyn, actor, Victor-LA Law, Running Scared, New YorkPD Blue
1955: Lindsey Graham, American Politician
1954: Debbie Sledge, Philadelphia, vocalist, Sister Sledge-We are Family
1953: Dave Camp, born in Midland, Michigan, Representative-R-Michigan 1991 -
1953: Irina D Latysheva, Russian cosmonaut
1952: John Tesh, born in Garden City, New York, New age pianist/TV host, ET
1952: Rod Boll, born in Fillmore, Saskatchwan, trap shooter 1996 Olympics
1951: Chris Cooper, born in Kansas City, Missouri, actor, Thousand Pieces of Gold, Matewan
1950: Viktor Yanukovych, Ukrainian Statesman
1947: Jerney Kaagman, Dutch singer, Earth and Fire
1947: O. J. Simpson, American Athlete
1946: Mitch Mitchell, drummer, Jimi Hendrix Experience
1945: Dean Koontz, U.S., sci-fi author, Star Quest, Beastchild
1945: Lewis F. Payne, Jr., born in Amherst, Virginia, Representative-D-Virginia 1988 - 1997
1944: Glen [Charles] Cook, U.S., sci-fi author, Shadowline, Star's End
1943: Bon Scott, Ronald Belford, Kirriemuir Scotland, rocker, AC/DC
1943: John H Casper, Greenville, South Carolina, USAF/astronaut, STS-36, 54, 62, 77
1942: Hermann Burger, born in Burg, Switzerland, writer, essayist, novelist, poet, wrote 'Tractatus logico-suicidalis' 1988, advocating suicide
1942: Edy Williams, born in Salt Lake City, Utah, actress, Dr. Minx
1942: Paul B. Henry, born in Chicago, Illinois, Representative-R-Michigan 1985 - 1993
1941: Karin von Aroldingen, born in Germany, ballet dancer, New York City Ballet Co
1941: Scotty Baesler, born in Lexington, Kentucky, Representative-D-Kentucky 1993 - 1999
1941: James Scott, director, Strike it Rich
1941: Takehide Nakatani, born in Japan, lightweight 1964 Olympic gold
1940: John Salvito, rocker, Duprees
1938: Paul Seiko Chihara, born in Seattle Washington, US and Japanese composer
1938: Brian Dennehy, born in Connecticut, actor, Check is in the Mail, F/X, Cocoon, Ants
1937: David Hockney, born in Bradford, England, artist, Pop Art
1937: Richard Roundtree, born in New Rochelle, New York, actor, Getting Even, Shaft
1937: Clemon Daniels, AFL player of year 1963, halfback, Oak, Dallas SF
1936: David Joel Zinman, born in New York City, composer and conductor, Baltimore Symphony 1983
1936: Floyd Abrams, born in America, attorney, constitutional law expert, argued for famous cases, including the New York Times in the Judith Miller in CIA leak grand jury investigation
1936: James Hampton, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, actor, Bugler Dobbs-F Troop, Teen Wolf
1936: June Jordan, U.S. playwright and poet, His Own Where
1935: Mercedes Sosa, Argentina, singer
1935: Ronnie Burns, born in Evanston, Illinois, adopted son of George Burns
1935: Willem Duisenberg, minister of Finance, PvdA, President, Nethche Bank
1933: Oliver Sacks, American Scientist
1933: Nodar Kalistratovich Gabuniya, composer
1932: Donald Rumsfeld, politician
1932: J. P. Getty, US/British oil magnate/billionaire, Getty Oil
1932: Roberto Goizueta, Cuban Businessman
1930: Roy McLean, cricketer, prolific South African batsman played 40 Tests
1930: Buddy Bregman, Chicago, orchestra leader, Eddie Fisher Show
1929: Lee Hazlewood, born in Oklahoma, singer, baritone, songwriter, record producer
1929: King Hassan II, Moroccan Royalty
1929: Mawlai al-Hassan II, King of Morocco, 1961-
1929: Lee Hazelwood, born in Oklahoma, country singer and songwriter, Summer Wine, Jackson
1928: Vince Edwards, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Ben Casey, Matt Lincoln, Firehouse
1927: Ed Ames, born in Malden, Massachusetts, actor, Mingo-Daniel Boone
1927: Leonard Patrick "Red" Kelly, NHL hall of famer, Norris trophy
1925: Peter Ludwig, businessman/art collector
1925: Alan Dale, born in Brooklyn, New York, singer, Alan Dale Show
1925: Tom Luken, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Representative-D-Ohio 1977-1983 and 1983 - 1991
1924: Pierre Cochereau, composer
1924: Leonard Pennario, Buffalo, New York, pianist, LA Philharmonic
1922: Rey Hassan, Morroco, King of Morocco, 1961-
1921: Jacob J Hage, Dutch farmer/WW II resistance fighter
1919: Peggy Braithwaite, lighthouse-keeper
1918: Herbert Brun, composer
1918: Rowley I Arenstein, South African attorney/communist/ANC'er
1917: Ted Steele, born in Hartford, Connecticut, orchestra leader, Cavalcade of Stars
1916: Edward Heath, British Prime Minister, 1970-74
1916: Joe Liggins, U.S. composer, Pink Champagne
1915: David Leo Diamond, born in Rochester, New York, composer, Paderewski Prize-1943
1914: Willi Stoph, president East Germany
1914: Bill Tallon, cricketer, brother of Don, Queensland leggie
1911: Mervyn Peake, British Writer
1911: Clan Fraser of Lovat, soldier/landowner
1911: Lord Lovat, Shimi, Scottish cattle breeder/leader of clan Fraser
1911: John Archibald Wheeler, born in Florida, American theoretical physicist, coined terms black hole, wormhole
1910: Harold C Fox, fashion designer/musician
1908: Minor White, American Photographer
1906: Walter Sande, born in Denver, Colorado, actor, Navy vs Night Monsters
1906: Beene Dubbelboer, Dutch writer, Secret Resistance
1905: Clarence Campbell, born in Saskatchewan, 3rd NHL President, 1946-77
1902: Gerhard Pohl, German writer, Crazy Ferdinand
1901: Barbara Cartland, romance author, Camfield #69
1901: Jester Hairston, born in North Carolina, actor, Thats My Mama, Rolly-Amen
1900: Robert Oboussier, composer
1898: Gerard Walschap, Flemish writer/journalist, Mary, Revolt in Congo
1898: Marcel Delannoy, composer
1895: Cullen Landis, born in Nashville, Tennessee, actor, Soul of the Beast
1893: George Geary, cricketer, sturdy pace bowler for England 1924-34
1887: Samuel Eliot Morison, historian, Admiral of the Ocean Sea
1887: Samuel E. Morison, American Historian
1882: Richard Hageman, Dutch/US pianist/ composer and conductor, Caponsacchi
1879: Friedrich Adler, Austria social-democrat/murderer of premier Sturgkh
1879: Ottorino Respighi, born in Bologna, Italy, composer, Pines of Rome
1878: H V Kaltenborn, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, newscaster, Who Said That?
1864: Franz Miller, becomes first Train Murderer
1858: Franz Boas, anthropologist/linguist, Mind of Primitive Man
1857: Frederik II W, grandduke of Baden, 1907-18
1856: Daniel Guggenheim, U.S., Guggenheim Museum
1856: Nikola Tesla, born in Croatia, electrical engineer/inventor, Tesla Coil
1855: Johann P Zilcher, German composer
1845: George Howard Darwin, British Scientist
1841: Carl Christian Lumbye, composer
1839: Carl Baermann, composer
1834: Jan Neruda, Czechoslovakian writer/poet, Povidky Malostranske
1831: Johan P van der Kellen, Dutch stamp cutter/lithographer/writer
1830: Henry Peach Robinson, British Photographer
1825: Jules Oppert, German Assyriologist, decodes characters
1819: Elias Howe, Spencer Massachusetts, invented sewing machine
1809: Frederick Henle, Germany, pathologist
1805: Henry John Gauntlett, composer
1802: Thomas Davenport, invented 1st coml electric motor
1791: Nicolas Ledesma, composer
1777: Henry Hallam, British lawyer/historian
1766: J Schopenhauer, writer
1764: Ann Radcliffe, English Author
1764: Ann Ward Radcliffe, English Gothic novelist, Italian
1589: Johannes a Sancto Thoma, Poinset, Portuguese theologist
1578: Ferdinand II, King of Bohemia/Hungary/German Emperor, 1619-37
1535: Emanuel van Meteren, Southern Netherlands, merchant/historian
1513: John van Hembyze, Flemish calvinist


Today in History

2010: Google's internet content provider license is renewed by China; the company is allowed to continue operating in the country
2006: Italy wins the World Cup 5-3 vs. France
2001: Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals, Leos Friedl and Daniela Hantuchova beat Mike Bryan and Liezel Huber
2000: Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals, Donald Johnson and Kimberly Po beat Lleyton Hewitt and Kim Clijster
2000: Wimbledon Men's Finals, Pete Sampras beat Pat Rafter
2000: Wimbledon Women's Doubles Finals, Julie Halard-Decugis and Ai Sugiyama beat Venus Williams and Serena Williams
1997: Mike Tyson is banned from boxing, for biting Holyfield's ear
1997: Baseball's triple A Anerican Association (formed in 1902) votes to disband
1996: 67th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia
1996: All star MVP: Mike Piazza, Los Angeles Dodgers
1996: U.S. Senate approves 90 cents raise to $4.25 minimum wage
1995: 109th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats B Becker (67 62 64 62)
1995: U.S. international postage rates rise to 60 cents per ounce
1995: Jack Nicklaus wins Golf's British Open, 4th to win all 4 majors
1995: "Play's the Thing" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 75 performances
1995: Kathryn Marshall wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1994: Soyuz TM-19 lands
1994: 11,000th home run in New York Yankees history, Matt Nokes
1994: Sonia O'Sullivan runs world record 2k (5:25.36)
1992: Space Shuttle STS-50 (Columbia 13) lands
1992: Kim Basinger gets 1,959th star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
1991: "Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater New York City for 7 performances
1991: South Africa readmitted to Olympics
1991: 62nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at SkyDome, Toronto
1991: All star MVP: Cal Ripken, Jr. for the Baltimore Orioles
1990: Richard Hadlee takes 5-53 to end his Test Cricket career with 431 wkts
1990: 104th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats B Becker (62 62 36 36 64)
1989: Penny Hammel wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1989: 103rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: B Becker beats Stefan Edberg (60 76 64)
1989: 96th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: S Graf beats M Navratilova (62 67 61)
1988: Jessye Norman begins recording Bizets "Carmen"
1988: "Facts of Life," Lisa Whelchel weds Steve Cauble
1988: Chris Speier hits for the cycle and Ernest Riles hits 10,000th Giant home run
1988: Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3
1987: Oliver North admits to shredding Iran-Contra evidence
1987: 1 million South Koreans demonstrate against Chun Doo Hwan regime
1986: Atlanta's Dale Murphy doesn't play ending consecutive streak at 740
1986: Padres trade pitcher Tim Stoddard to Yankees for pitcher Ed Whitson
1985: South Africa police arrested Dutch ANC'er Klaas de Jong
1984: 12th minster of York destroyed in lightening storm
1984: Yvonne Ryding, of Sweden, crowned 33rd Miss Universe
1982: Margaret Thatcher begins her 2nd term as British prime minster
1982: Botham scores 208 in 225 balls, England vs. India at The Oval
1982: Pan Am Boeing 727 crashes in Kenner, Louisiana, killing 153
1981: Jacksons begin a 36-city tour
1980: 7 die in a stampede to see Pope in Brazil
1980: Walt Disney's "Fox and The Hound," released
1980: Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten sentenced to 10 years
1979: Voyager 2 flies past Jupiter
1979: Dr. Walter Massey named director of Argonne national Lab
1978: "Hello, Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City after 152 performances
1978: Jane Blalock wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
1978: Nearly 100,000 demonstrators march on Washington D.C. for ERA
1977: 106th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland
1976: Uganda asks United Nations to condemn Israeli hostage rescue raid on Entebbe
1976: Houston Astro Larry Dierker no-hits Montreal Expos, 6-0
1976: England all out for 71 vs. WI at Old Trafford, Holding 14 5-7-17-5
1974: Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canadian parliamentary election
1973: 9th Maccabiah games opens in Tel Aviv, Israel
1972: 1st tour of Paul McCartney and Wings, France
1972: Kathy Ahern wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
1972: 86th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: S Smith beats I Nastase (46 63 63 46 75)
1972: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1971: Henry Kissinger visits China PR
1970: In Atlanta, Chief-No-ka-homa is joined by cousin Chief Round-the-Horn
1969: Tom Seaver's no-hit bid against Cubs ends with 1 out in 9th
1968: 39th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 1-0 at Astrodome, Houston
1968: 15.68" (39.83 cm) of rainfall, Columbus, Miss (state 24-hour record)
1968: All star MVP: Willie Mays for the San Francisco Giants
1967: WRET TV channel 36 in Charlotte, North Carolina (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1967: 13th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
1966: 95th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 282 at Muirfield Gullane
1965: Senators Frank Howard ties record with 7 strikeouts in DH
1965: John Edrich completes 310* vs. New Zealand in 532 minutes, 52 fours 5 sixes
1965: 94th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 285 at Royal Birkdale
1963: All star MVP: Willie Mays for the San Francisco Giants
1963: Crusher Lisowski beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
1963: 34th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
1963: Federation of Malaysia forms
1962: U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1959: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Hoosier Celebrity Golf Tournament
1959: Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Open
1958: Giant splash caused by fall of 90 million tons of rock and ice into Lituya Bay, Alaska washes 1,800 feet up the mountain
1957: Discovery of element 102 (Nobelium) announced
1956: Dick Clark's 1st appearance as host of American Bandstand
1955: "Rock Around Clock" hits #1 on Top 100 chart
1955: Strike in Belgium for 5 day work week
1955: Bill Haley and Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" tops billboards chart
1955: 1st black executive on White House staff, E. Frederic Morrow
1953: Phillies Robin Roberts ends streak of 28 consecutive complete games
1953: 1st helicopter passenger service, New York City
1951: President Truman asked Congress to formally end state of war with Germany
1950: 13.15" (33.40 cm) of rainfall, York, Nebraska (state 24-hour record)
1949: Benjamin Britten's Jump Symphony, premieres
1948: Satchel Paige, 42, debuts in majors pitching 2 scoreless inn for Cleveland
1947: Britain's Princess Elizabeth and Lt Philip Mountbatten's engagement
1947: Spain votes for Franco monarchy
1946: 13th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 12-0 at Fenway Park, Boston
1944: World's largest circus tent catches fire at Ringling Brother's - Barnum and Bailey 2nd performance, 168 die (Hartford Conn)
1944: In World War II, U.S. troops secure Saipan as Japan fell
1943: British air raid sinks U-435
1943: 5th day of battle at Kursk: Germans occupy Verchopenje
1942: Anne Frank, 13, goes into hiding with her family and 4 other Jews
1940: 8th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-0 at Sportsman's Park, St. Louis
1940: RAF bombs Germany
1940: German Evangelist Church protests against euthanasia pogroms
1934: SS-Reichs Fuhrer Himmler takes command of German Concentration Camps
1933: Frankford Yellowjackets sold, rechristened Philadelphia Eagles
1932: Yankees' Ben Chapman hits 2 inside-the-park home runs, tying record
1932: Washington Redskins, then Boston Braves, forms
1927: William T. Francis named minister to Liberia
1926: Coup under General Sinel de Cordes in Portugal
1926: Chiang Kai-shek appointed to national-revolutionary supreme commander
1922: Johnny Weissmuller swims 1st 100 m free style under 1 minute
1918: Congress creates Distinguished Service Medal
1918: 101 killed and 171 injured in worst U.S. train wreck, Nashville, Tennessee
1917: British warship "Vanguard" explodes at Scapa Flow killing 804
1916: 1st cargo submarine to cross Atlantic arrives in U.S. from Germany
1915: Germany surrenders South West Africa to Union of South Africa
1914: 1st U.S. duplicate auction bridge championship held, Lake Placid, New York
1910: Walter Brookins becomes 1st to pilot an airplane to 1 mile altitude
1908: CHU (Christian Historic Union) Dutch political party forms
1904: 10th U.S. Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 303 at Glen View Club IL
1900: Australia accepts its constitution
1893: Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performs 1st successful open heart surgery without anesthesia
1891: Irene Coit is 1st woman admitted to Yale University
1878: An improved corncob pipe patents by Henry Tibbe, Washington, Mo
1877: 1st Wimbledon tennis championship is held
1876: Black landowner murdered in Hamburg, South Carolina
1869: Concord pipe, made from small corn kernels, invented
1868: 1st black cabinet member in South Carolina (Francis L Cardozo-sect of state)
1864: Battle of Monocacy, MD US1959 CS400
1863: Union troops enter Port Hudson
1862: General John Hunt Morgan captures Tompkinsville, Kentucky
1860: Temperature hits 115 degrees F in Ft. Scott and 112 degrees F in Topeka Kansas
1853: Admiral Perry and U.S. Navy visit Japan
1852: Fire destroys 1,100 construction sites in Montreal Canada and no one die
1846: Captain Montgomery claims Yerba Buena, San Francisco, for U.S.
1842: Notary Stamp Law passes
1835: St. Etienne-Lyons railway opens in France
1816: Argentina declares independence from Spain
1815: 1st natural gas well in U.S. is discovered
1815: King Louis XVIII leaves Ghent for France
1800: Mount Vernon Gardens becomes site of 1st summer theater in U.S.
1795: James Swan pays off the $2,024,899 U.S. national debt
1780: Denmark declares neutrality
1776: Declaration of Independence is read to George Washington's troops, New York
1766: English premier Rockingham resigns
1755: Battle at Duquesne (Pittsburgh): French troops beat British
1755: British General E. Braddock mortally wounded during French and Indian War
1745: Bonnie Prince Charlies "Elisabeth" battles with HMS Lion
1686: Germany, Sweden and Spain signs anti-French League of Augsburg
1672: Prince Willem III inaugurated as viceroy of Holland/Zealand
1609: Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemian protestants freedom of religion
1595: Johannes Kepler inscribes geometric solid construction of universe
1572: 19 Catholic priests hanged in Gorcum
1553: Battle at Sievershausen Solingen: van Saksen beats Alcibiades
1540: England's King Henry VIII 6-mo marriage to Anne of Cleves annulled
1536: French navigator Jacques Cartier returns to Saint-Malo from Canada
1517: Gelderse crowd robber murders population of Asperen
1401: Mongol monarch Timur Lenk destroys Baghdad
1386: Battle at Sempach: Swiss beat duke Leopold III of Austria
1371: Pope Gregory XI names Arnold II of Horne as bishop of Utrecht
711: Berbers under Tarik-ibn Ziyad occupies North Spain