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Today's Birthdays

1978: Shelly Moore, Miss Teen USA, Tennessee, 1997
1973: James Marsden, American Actor
1972: Michael Landes, actor, American Summer
1972: Francois Gesthuizen, soccer player, PSV, NAC
1972: Richard Huntley, NFL running back for the Atlanta Falcons
1971: Kate Starre, born in Armadale, Australia, field hockey utility 1996 Olympics
1971: Jada Pinkett, actress, Jason's Lyric, Menace II Society
1971: Jada Pinkett Smith, American Actress
1971: Ron Childs, NFL linebacker for the New Orleans Saints
1971: Lance Armstrong, born in Plano, Texas, road cyclist, Olympics-6th-92, 96
1971: Oleg Ladik, born in Kiev, Ukraine, Canadian 100 kg freestyle wrestler 1996 Olympics
1970: Mike Compton, NFL center/guard, Detroit Lions
1970: Michela Rocco, born in Udine, Italy, Miss Italy, 1987
1970: Everett Lindsay, NFL guard/center for the Minnesota Vikings
1970: Aisha Tyler, born in San Francisco, California, actress, writer, author, appeared on 'Ghost Whisperer', 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation', 'Friends' television shows
1970: Gary Rogers, CFL linebacker for the Saskatchewan Roughriders
1969: Robert Coons, NFL tight end for the Buffalo Bills
1968: Toni Kukoc, NBA forward, Chicago Bulls
1967: Tara Fitzgerald, Sussex England, actress, Siren
1967: Ricky Bell, born in Boston, Massachusetts, rock vocalist, New Edition, Bell Biv Devoe
1966: Isabelle Demongeot, Gassin France, tennis star
1964: Marco Masini, born in Florence, Italy, entertainer, singer, songwriter
1964: Holly Robinson, Philadelphia, actress, 21 Jump Street
1963: Rich Weiss, Munich Germany, U.S. slalom single kayak, Olympics-6th-96
1962: Joanne Catherall, Sheffield England, rock vocalist, Human League
1961: Bernard Werber, French Writer
1961: Jensen Buchanan, Montgomery, Alabama, actress, Vicky/Marley-Another World
1961: James Gandolfini, born in Westwood, New Jersey, actor, famous role of Tony Soprano in HBO series, 'The Sopranos', movies include, 'The Mexican', 'Get Shorty'
1961: Sharon Barrett, San Diego, LPGA golfer, 1993 Nabisco Dinah Shore-22nd
1959: Ryne Sandberg, born in Spokane, Washington, infielder for the Chicago Cubs
1958: Lita Rossana Ford, born in London, England, metal guitarist, Kiss Me Deadly
1955: Jeana Tomasino, Milwaukee Wis, playmate, Nov, 1980
1954: Steven Pinker, Canadian Scientist
1954: Murtaza Bhutto, born in Karachi Pakistan, politician, son of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who was sentenced to death by Lahore High Court
1954: Takao Doi, Tokyo, Japan, astronaut, STS-87
1951: John Tierney, American Politician
1951: Dee Dee Ramone, Virg, Douglas Colvin, rock bassist, Ramones
1950: Mike Hossack, Patterson, New Jersey, rock drummer, Doobie Brothers
1950: Helene Weijel, author, In the Street Without a Coat
1949: Kerry Livgren, Kansas, rock guitarist, Kansas
1949: Jim McCrery, born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Representative-R-Louisiana 1988 - 2009
1947: Hans Vermeulen, singer/guitarist, Sandy Coast
1946: Alan "Bam" King, born in Kentish Town, London, guitarist, singer with British rock music band, Ace
1944: Charles Lacy Veach, born in Chicago, Illinois, astronaut, STS-39, STS-52
1944: Michael Franks, born in LaJolla, California, singer, songwriter, jazz music genre, worked with Art Garfunkel, Patti Austin
1942: Koos van den Berg, Dutch MP, SGP
1941: Haflidi Magnus Hallgrimmson, composer
1941: Clive Burton, neuropathologist
1941: Mariangela Melato, Milan Italy, actress, Flash Gordon, Summer Night
1940: Frankie Avalon, Philadelphia, actor, Beach movies, singer, Venus
1939: Jorge Sampaio, Portuguese Politician
1939: Fred Willard, Ohio, comedian, Fernwood 2 Night, Real People
1939: Naresh Kumar Sohal, composer
1939: Bob Whittaker, born in Eureka, Kansas, Representative-R-Kansas 1979 - 1991
1937: Norman Dinnerstein, composer
1933: Jimmie Rodgers, Washington, singer/guitarist, Jimmie Rodgers Show, Honey Comb
1933: Robert Bennett, American Politician
1933: Manfred Niehaus, composer
1933: V L Ponomaryova, cosmonaut
1933: Robert Blake, Nutley, New Jersey, Baretta, Little Rascals, Coast to Coast
1933: Roman Polanski, born in Paris, France, director, Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown
1933: Scotty Bowman, NHL player and coach, Mont Canadians
1933: Robert Foster Bennett, American Politician
1933: Robert F Bennett, Sen-R Utah
1933: Valentina Leonidovna Ponomaryova, cosmonaut, Vostok 6 backup
1932: Nikolai N Rukavishnikov, Siberia, cosmonaut, Soyuz 10, 16, 33
1932: Jack Mullaney, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, actor, My Living Doll, It's About Time
1932: Valery Viktorovich Ryumin, U.S.S.R., cosmonaut, Soyuz 25, 32/34, 35/37
1929: Louis Myers, blues guitarist /harmonica player
1929: June Rosemary Fisher, teacher/trade unionist
1928: Phyllis Kirk, Syracuse, New York, actress, Thin Man, Red Button's Show
1928: Adam Walacinski, composer
1926: Bud Greenspan, documentary maker, Olympic Games
1925: Harvey Haddix, baseball pitcher, pitched perfect game into 12th
1924: Zelda Fichandler, Boston, theater director/producer, Raisin, K2
1923: J T Mellema, Boer politician, CHU
1920: Jack Warden, Newark, New Jersey, actor, NYPD, Crazy Like a Fox, Norby
1918: John Berger, politician
1917: Gerrit Borgers, literature
1917: June Foray, American Actress
1917: Alan Ande Anderson, opera director
1916: Rossano Brazzi, Bolognia Italy, actor and director, Antaeus-Survivors
1916: John Jacob Rhodes, born in Council Grove, Kansas, Representative-R-Arizona 1953 - 1983
1915: Ronald Ogden, engineer
1915: Hetta Empson, artist
1910: Josef Tal, born in Pinne, Poland, born Joseph Gruenthal, composer, pianist, played hard with Palestine Orchestra, developed notational system for computer-generated compositions at Hebrew University
1910: Henri A Cornelis, Governor-General Belgian Congo/Rwanda-Urundi
1910: Leon Stein, composer
1908: Viktor A Ambartsoemjan, Russian astronomer, Stalin Prize 1946, 1950
1907: Edwin M McMillan, U.S., physicist/discoverer plutonium, Nobel prize
1906: Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet, Semj Dnej Nedeli
1905: Greta Garbo, born in Stockholm, actress, Ninotchka, Grand Hotel, Camille
1905: Agnes De Mille, New York City, choreographer, Oklahoma
1905: Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, born in Oakland California, actor, Jack Benny Show
1901: Harold Clurman, producer/director, Deadline at Dawn
1897: John Mens, writer, People Without Money
1897: Pablo Sorozabal Marialcurrena, composer
1895: John G. Diefenbaker, Politician
1895: John G Diefenbaker, Neustadt Ontario, 13th Canadian PM, C, 1957-63
1893: William March, Campbell, U.S., writer, Company K
1893: Arthur Benjamin, Sydney Australia, composer, Jamaican Rumba
1893: Frederic Mares, Spanish sculptor
1890: Vladimir Ambros, composer
1885: Abdul Muslim Mahomayev, composer
1883: Lord Berners, Gerald Tyrwhitt, England, composer, 1st Childhood
1877: Jozef de Voght, Flemish priest/songwriter, Under the Snow
1876: Milan Rakic, Serbian poet, Pesme
1874: Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer, Vises Sten
1870: Clark Wissler, anthropologist, American Indian
1863: Hermann Kutter, Swiss Christ-social theologist
1860: Alberto Franchetti, composer
1838: Anton Mauve, painter/graphic artist/cousin of Vincent Van Gogh
1818: Marcellus Augustus Stovall, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1815: Henry Constantine Wayne, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1805: Robert Cowdin, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1787: Johann D Passavant, German historian/painter/graphic artist
1786: Justinus AC Kerner, German family doctor/poet/writer
1779: Joseph Story, Massachusetts, 19th Supreme Court justice, 1812-45
1772: Martin-Pierre Dalvimare, composer
1765: Oliver Holden, composer
1752: Johann Anton Sulzer, composer
1752: Adrien-Marie Lagendre, mathematician, worked on elliptic integrals
1750: Tomas de Iriarte, Spanish writer, Fabulas Literarias
1733: George Read, U.S. judge/signer, Declaration of Independence
1713: Jean Allamand, French theologist/natural philosopher
1709: Samuel Johnson, English Author
1684: Johann Gottfried Walther, Erfurt Germany, composer/Musicographer
1636: Pietro Sanmartini, composer
1574: Claudio Achillini, Italian lawyer/poet


Today in History

2010: Chileans celebrate the 200-year anniversary of their independence
2010: In New Zealand, 100,000 people are left without water after a large storm; the storm took the roof off of Stadium Southland in Invercargill
1997: Ted Turner gives $1 billion to the United Nations
1997: Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame
1996: Roger Clemens ties his own major league record with 20 strikeouts
1995: Art Modell 1st meets (he claims) with Baltimore to move Browns
1995: Space shuttle STS-69 (Endeavour 9), lands
1994: Sweden social-democratic SPD wins parliamentary election
1994: Austrian conservative Vice President wins elections/extreme right gets 18.5%
1994: Ken Burn's "Baseball" premieres on PBS
1994: 1st Presidents Golf Cup: U.S. beats International team 20-12 at Robert Jones Va
1994: Deb Richard wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1993: LA Mighty Ducks play their 1st NHL pre-season game against Penguins
1993: Kimberly Clarice Aiken (SC), 18, crowned 67th Miss America 1994
1993: Trailing 3-1 with 2 outs in 9th, time is called prior to Mike Stanley pop out, gets a 2nd chance, and Yankees rally to beat Boston 4-3
1991: Space shuttle STS-48 (Discovery 14) lands
1991: Robert Helmick resigns as President of U.S. Olympic Committee
1991: NCAA places Tenn on 2 years probation for football recruting violations
1991: John Hart becomes general manager of Cleveland Indians
1990: 500 pound Hershey Kiss is displayed in Times Square
1990: Atlanta is chosen to host 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics
1989: Hurricane Hugo causes extensive damage in Puerto Rico
1988: Coup in Haiti
1988: Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1988: Burma suspends its constitution
1987: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1987: Detroit Tiger Darrell Evans is 1st 40 year old to hit 30 home runs
1987: U.S. and Russia sign accord to remove mid range missiles
1986: David Boon's 3rd Test cricket century, 122 vs. India at Madras
1985: "Song and Dance" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 474 performances
1984: Tigers clinch AL East championship (spent all year in 1st place)
1984: Tim Raines is 1st player with 4 consecutive 70-stolen-base seasons
1984: Joe Kittinger completes 1st solo balloon crossing of Atlantic
1983: Lebanese and Syrian army battle
1983: New Orleans Saints 1st OT victory; beating Chicago Bears 34-31
1983: Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1983: George Meegen completes 2,426d (19K mi) walk across Western Hemisphere
1982: Christian militia begin massacre of 600 Palestinians in Lebanon
1980: Royals Willie Wilson steals AL-record 28 consecutive base
1980: "Les Miserables," opens at Palais des Sports, Paris
1980: Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station
1979: Bolshoi Ballet dancers Leonid and Valentina Kozlov defect
1979: Steven Lachs, appointed California's 1st admittedly gay judge
1979: The Who opens New York City concerts at MSG
1977: Brooks Robinson Night in Baltimore
1977: All 4 Kiss members release solo albums
1977: Joanne Carner/Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Team Golf Championship
1977: U.S. Voyager I takes 1st space photograph of Earth and Moon together
1977: Courageous (U.S.) sweeps Australia (Australia) in 24th America's Cup
1976: Cleveland manager Frank Robinson last game as a player
1976: Dom Mintoff's Labour Party wins Malta election
1976: Reverend Sun Myung Moon holds "God Bless America" convention
1975: Heiress/bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in SF
1974: Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, 5,000 die
1973: West Germany and East Germany admitted to UN
1972: 1st black NL umpire (Art Williams-Los Angeles vs San Diego)
1971: 19th Ryder Cup: U.S. beats Europe, 18 -13 at Old Warson CC Mo
1969: Tiny Tim and Miss Vicky get engaged
1968: Ray Washburn (Cards) no-hits San Francisco Giants 2-0
1967: Intrepid (U.S.) beats Dame Pattie (Australia) in 21st America's Cup
1966: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
1965: "Get Smart" premieres
1965: Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium: Mantle play his 2,000th game
1964: Greek king Constantine II marries Danish princess Anne-Marie
1964: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1963: Final game at Polo Grounds, 1,752 see Phillies beat Mets 5-1
1963: U.S.S.R. orders 58.5 million barrels of cereal from Australia
1962: Rwanda, Burundi, Jamaica and Trinidad admitted (105th-108th) to UN
1962: Charlie Finley is denied permission to move A's to Dallas-Ft. Worth
1962: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1962: Bob Aspromonte sets NL 3rd baseman record of 57 cons errorless games
1961: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1960: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open
1959: Vanguard 3 launched into Earth orbit
1957: Electric train joining in Amsterdam-Brussels
1957: "Wagon Train" premieres
1956: Mickey Mantle is 8th to hit 50 home runs in a seaon
1955: Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Mile High Golf Open
1955: Willie Mays hits record tying 9th home run at Ebbets Field (ties Joe Adcock)
1954: WLOS TV channel 13 in G'ville-Spartanburg, South Carolina (ABC) 1st broadcast
1954: Cleveland Indians clinch AL pennant, beat Tigers (3-2)
1954: KTUL TV channel 8 in Tulsa, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
1950: Nakagawa Soen, Zen teacher, receives dharma transmission
1949: Baseball major league record 4 grand slams hit
1948: Ralph J. Bunche confirmed as acting United Nations mediator in Palestine
1948: "Hilarities (of 1949)" closes at Adelphi Theater New York City after 14 performances
1948: Communist Madiun-uprising in Dutch Indies (Muso/Sjarifudin)
1947: National Security Act, passes
1947: USAF (U.S. Air Force) forms
1946: Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1945: 1000 whites walk out of Gary, Indiana schools to protest integration
1944: British submarine Tradewind torpedoes Junyo Maru: 5,600 killed
1944: Eindhoven free (Lightly Day)
1944: U.S. 266th division occupiers Brest Bretagne
1943: Hitler orders deportation of Danish Jews (unsuccessful)
1943: Cardinals clinch NL pennant
1942: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation authorized for radio service
1940: 19 German aircrafts shot down above England
1940: Elmer Harris' "Johnny Belinda," premieres in New York City
1940: Italian troops conquer Sidi Barrani
1939: Polish government of Moscicki flees to Romania
1938: Despite losing a double header, Yankees clinch pennant #10
1934: U.S.S.R. admitted to League of Nations
1934: St. Louis Brown Bobo Newsom loses no-hitter to Boston in 10, 2-1
1931: Japan takes Manchuria, renames it Manchukuo
1930: New York Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing hits 2 home runs to beat St. Louis Browns, 7-6
1930: Enterprise (U.S.) beats Shamrock V (England) in 15th America's Cup
1930: Philadelphia A's win AL championship for 2nd year in a row
1929: Pirates loss to Braves and clinch NL pennant for the Cubs
1929: Preston Sturges' "Strictly Dishonorable," premieres in New York City
1928: Cards beat Phillies for 20th of 22 games in 1928
1928: Juan de la Cierva makes 1st autogiro flight over English Channel
1927: 18 station CBS radio network begins, (WOR is New York City affiliate)
1926: Hurricane hits Miami, kills 250
1926: 46th U.S. Mens Tennis: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (64 60 64)
1926: Jean Rene Lacoste wins U.S. Tennis Open
1925: Bill Tilden wins 6th straight U.S. tennis championship
1924: Government routes 7 Provinces to Peking
1922: Hungary admitted to League of Nations
1922: Browns George Sisler's 41-game hit streak is stopped by New York's Joe Bush
1922: 2nd government of Ruys de Beerenbrouck installed in Netherlands
1919: Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts female suffrage
1919: Hurricane tides 16 feet above normal drown 280 along Gulf Coast
1918: Battle of Megiddo (Palestine) starts
1915: Boston Braves trounce St. Louis Cardinals 20-1
1914: Irish home rule bill receive Royal assent
1914: Battle of Aisne ends with Germans beating French during WW I
1914: South African troops land in German South West Africa
1914: General von Hindenburgs named commander of German armies on Eastern Front
1911: Britain's 1st twin-engine airplane (Short S.39) test flown
1911: Louis Napoleon Parker's "Disraeli," premieres in New York City
1910: 25,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam for general male/female suffrage
1909: Largest paid baseball attendance (35,409), A's beat Tigers, 2-0 in Det
1908: Cleveland Indian Bob "Dusty" Rhoades no-hits Boston, 2-1
1905: Electric tramline opens in Rotterdam
1903: Phillie's Chick Fraser no-hits Chicago Cubs, 10-0
1898: Lord Kitcheners ships reach Fashoda Sudan
1897: Gustave Kecker/Hugh Martin's musical "Belle of New York City," premieres in New York City
1895: D D Palmer of Davenport, Iowa, becomes 1st chiropractor
1895: Booker T. Washington delivers "Atlanta Compromise" address
1891: Harriet Maxwell Converse is 1st white woman to become an Indian chief
1888: Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Sign of Four"
1882: Pacific Stock Exchange opens (as Local Security Board)
1873: Government bond agent Jay Cooke and Co collapses, causing panic on Wall St
1862: Confederate armies officially divide into corps
1862: General Read army pulls out of Antietam Creek Virginia
1851: New York Times starts publishing at 2 cents a copy
1850: Congress passes Fugitive Slave Law as part of Compromise of 1850
1849: De Kempenaer's Dutch government resigns
1848: Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner
1846: Elizabeth Barrett and R Browning exchange last letters before eloping
1842: 1st edition of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, published
1838: Anti-Corn Law League established by Richard Cobden
1830: Horse beats 1st U.S. made locomotive (near Baltimore)
1812: Fire in Moscow destroys 90% of houses and 1,000 churchs
1811: English expeditionary army conquerors Dutch Indies
1810: Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day)
1809: Royal Opera House in London opens
1793: President Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building
1789: 1st loan is made to pay salaries of the presidents and Congress
1769: John Harris builds 1st spinet piano (U.S.)
1759: Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British
1755: Ft. Ticonderoga, New York opens
1739: Turkey and Austria sign peace treaty-Austria cedes Belgrade to Turks
1679: New Hampshire becomes a county Massachusetts Bay Colony
1635: Emperor Ferdinand II declares war on France
1573: Spanish attack Alkmaar
1544: Peace of Crepy: German emperor Charles V and French king Francois I
1544: Charles V of Germany and Francis I of France sign Peace of Crepy
1544: English King Henry VIII's troops occupy Boulogne
1502: Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th and last voyage
1437: Farmer uprising in Transsylvania
324: Chrysopolis emperor Constantine beats emperor Licinius