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Today's Birthdays


1984: Holly Roffey, Englnd, youngest heart transplant
1981: Naomi Grabow, born in lake Arrowhead, California, pairs skater, & Benjamin Oberman
1976: R. J. Williams, actor, General Hospital, Full House
1975: Alexi Komarov, born in Yekaterinburg, Russia, dance skater, & Carr-1995 Pac Champ
1974: Vincent Spadea, born in Chicago, Illinois, tennis star
1973: Angeline Putt, Miss Universe-Singapore 1996
1972: Adriaan J. Zoetmulder, author/director, Eindhovens Newspaper
1972: John Paci, WLAF quarterback for the Frankfurt Galaxy
1972: Andrew Kavovit, actor, Paul-As the World Turns
1972: Tamarie Ivie, born in Ananheim, California, female infielder, Colorado Silver Bullets
1971: Rick Walters, CFL slot back for the Saskatchewan Roughriders
1970: Brooks Thompson, NBA guard, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic
1970: Rhona Susan Robertson, Auckland New Zealand, badminton player 1996 Olympics
1970: Kengy Gardiner, born in Providence, Rhode Island, WPVA volleyballer, U.S. Open-5th-1994
1969: David Goldsmith, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, actor, Eric-Models Inc
1968: Leroy Butler, NFL defensive back, Green Bay Packers - Superbowl 31
1968: Carolie DeVonne Howe, born in Chugwater, Wyoming, Miss Wyoming-America 1991
1967: Dale Hurley, Jr., born in Philadelphia, rower 1996 Olympics
1967: Christian Bergstrom, born in Sweden, tennis star
1966: Kate Rogerson, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, LPGA golfer, 1990 Circle K LPGA Tucson-2nd
1966: David Segui, born in Kansas City, Kansas, infielder for the Montreal Expos
1965: Kathleen Raine, equestrian dressage 1996 Olympics
1964: Alexandra Curtis, model/daughter of Christine Kaufmann
1964: Gina Procaccio, born in Drexel Hills, Pennsylvania, 5k runner
1964: Teresa Edwards, born in Cairo, Georgia, basketball forward, Gold Medals 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000 Olympics, Bronze Medal 1992 Olympics
1963: Sandor Wladar, born in Hungary, 200m backstroke swimmer, 1980 Olympics gold
1963: Marla Duncan, born in Fairfield, California, Miss Northern California fitness 1990
1963: Mark Carreon, born in Chicago, Illinois, outfielder for the San Francisco Giants
1962: Campbell Scott, born in New York City, actor, Singles, Dying Young, Sheltering Sky
1962: Brad Wilson, born in Pomona, California, Canadian Tour golfer, 1993 9 Pro-Am
1962: Anthony Edwards, born in Santa Barbara, California, actor, It Takes Two, Dr. Greene-ER
1962: Craig Muni, Toronto, NHL defenseman, Winnipeg Jets
1961: Suzi Schott, born in Springfield, Illinois, playmate, August, 1984
1960: Atom Egoyan, born in Cairo, Egypt, director, Adjuster, Next of Kin
1959: Terri Treas, born in Kansas City Kansas, actress, Hannah-7 Brides for 7 Brothers
1957: Cathy Reynolds, born in Kansas City, Missouri, LPGA golfer, 1981 Golden Lights
1956: Great Yatsu, wrestler, NJPW/WCCW/WWF
1956: Peter Barton, actor, Powers of Matthew Star
1955: Roger Binny, Indian cricket medium-pace all-rounder, early 80's
1954: Kathleen Turner, actress, Accidental Tourist, Jewel of Nile
1952: Howard Donald Saunders, born in Danbury, Connecticut, murderer, FBI Most Wanted List
1952: Alan Collins, rock guitarist, Lynyrd Skynyrd
1950: Simon Cadell, English actor, Hi-Di-Hi, Pride and Extreme Prejudice
1948: Keith Godchaux, rock keyboardist, Grateful Dead
1948: Beverly Archer, born in Oak Park, Illinois, actress, Iola-Mama's Family
1947: Gerard Schwarz, born in Weehawken, New Jersey, trumpeter/conductor, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
1947: Bernie Leadon, born in Minneapolis, guitarist and vocalist, Eagles-Take it Easy
1947: Mike Dutfield, documentary prodcuer
1947: Brian May, born in London, rock guitarist, Queen-We are the Champions
1946: Ilie Nastase, born in Bucharest, Romania, tennis player, U.S. Open 1972
1946: Alan Gorrie, Scotland, rock bassist and singer, Average White Band
1945: George Dzunda, born in Rosenheim, Germany, actor, Deer Hunter, Law and Order
1944: Commander Cody, singer/pianist, Commander Cody and Lost Planet Airmen
1943: Roy Dunbard Bridges, Jr., born in Atlanta, Georgia, Col USAF/astronaut, STS-51-F, 61-F
1943: Thomas J. Sargent, American Economist
1942: Vikki Carr, born in El Paso, Texas, singer, Let it Please be Him
1941: Natalya Bessmertnova, born in Moscow, dancer, Bolshoi, Lenin Prize 1970
1941: Neelie Smit-Kroes, Dutch politician, VVD, minister of Traffic
1941: Jerry Huckaby, born in Hodge, Louisiana, Representative-D-Louisiana 1977 - 1993
1941: Jennifer Dunn, born in Seattle, Washington, Representative-R-Washington 1993 - 2005
1940: Dennis Cole, born in Detroit, actor, Felony Squad, Brackens's World
1938: Richard Jordan, born in New York City, actor, Dune, Old Boyfriends, Interiors
1938: Vikki Carr, born in El Paso, Texas, singer, Let it Be Him
1937: Larry Boxx, founder, Land B Computer Serv
1937: George Hamilton IV, born in North Carolina, actor, Evel Knievel, Love at 1st Bite
1934: Willem Nijholt, actor, De Nietsnut, Respect, Op Afbetaling
1932: Buster Benton, singer/guitarist
1929: Sofia Muratova, U.S.S.R., gymnast, Olympic-6 gold/3 silv/4 bronze-1952-60
1928: John Bratby, painter/writer, Breakdown
1927: Jan Myrdal, Swedish writer/journalist, Albania Defiant
1926: Helen Gallagher, born in Brooklyn, actress, Ryan's Hope, Strangers When We Meet
1926: Max Sordam, Suriname warden/writer, Dictionary Sranantongo
1926: Sue Thompson, rocker
1924: Sybren Polet, Sijbe Minnema, Dutch writer/poet, Mannekino
1923: Pat Hingle, born in Denver, Colorado, actor, Baby Boom, Norma Rae, Bloody Mama
1922: George McGovern, born in Avon, South Dakota, Representative-D-South Dakota 1957 - 1961, Senator-D-South Dakota 1963 - 1981, Democratic President candidate 1972
1922: Rachel Robinson, social activist, humanitarian, Mrs. Jackie Robinson
1921: Rosalyn Yalow, medical physicist
1921: Rosalyn S. Yalow, American Scientist
1920: Robert Mann, born in Portland, Oregon, composer/violinist, String Quartet 1952
1920: Anatole Broyard, American Critic
1920: Robert Christiani, cricketer, brother of Cyril WI batsman in 22 Tests
1919: Robert Pinget, novelist/playwright
1919: Patricia Medina, born in Liverpool, England, actress, High-Low
1917: William Scranton, American Politician
1917: Robert Aitken, born in Philadelphia, Zen co-founder, Diamond Sangha
1917: William W. Scranton, Gov-R-Pa
1916: James D. Ramage, U.S. Lieutenant-Admiral, WW II - Palau, Guam, and Philippines
1916: Phillip Cavaretta, baseball player, NL MVP 1945
1914: Josef Palenicek, composer
1907: Gunter Bialas, composer
1906: Klaus Egge, Gransherad, Telemark Norway, composer, Noregsonger
1906: Wim van Doorne, Dutch car manufacturer, DAF
1905: Edgar P. Snow, U.S. author/journalist: Red star over China
1905: Boyd Neel, born in London, England, conductor, Story of an Orchestra
1905: Louis Philip Kentner, composer
1902: Gerard[us M] Rutten, director, Miraculous Life of Willem Parel
1900: Charles Barnet "Roscoe" Harvey, soldier
1900: Arno Breker, German sculptor, 3rd Reich sculptor
1900: Marc Turfkruijer, Flemish movie journalist/writer
1899: Paul de Groot, Dutch communist politician, CPN, Editor, The Truth
1898: Juan Bautista Plaza-Alfonzo, composer
1896: Archibald J Cronin, England, author, Citadel, Shining Victory
1894: Joris [Georges] of Severen, Flemish fascist/Member of parliament
1893: Vladimir Mayakovsky, Soviet Georgia, poet, Ode to Revolution
1888: Eugene Jungers, Belgian governor of Rwanda Urundi
1881: Friedrich J H Dessauer, German physicist, radiologist
1881: Adriaan J Zoetmulder, Dutch writer/directer, Eindhovens Dagblad
1879: Hendrik G Cannegieter, meteorology/director, KNMI
1878: Robert H Woltjer, classical/AR-1st-Member of parliament, About Plato
1873: Louis Zimmermann, violinist and 1st concert master of Concert building
1865: Charles Horace Mayo, surgeon/co-founder, Mayo Clinic
1863: Hermann Bahr, Austria writer and director, New Men
1854: Daniel Josephus Jitta, Dutch High Court lawyer
1849: F. A. Alphonse Aulard, French historian
1848: Cornelis A. Pekelharing, artist, fabric seller
1846: Charles Edward Pickering, pioneered American spectroscopist
1838: Joel Asaph Allen, U.S. zoologist, Rule of Allen
1834: Edgar Degas, born in France, impressionist painter, Bouquet
1833: John Wesley Turner, Major General Union Army
1829: Victor Cherbuliez, French Novelist
1828: Roger Atkinson Pryor, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1823: George Henry Gordon, Major General Union volunteers
1819: Gottfried Keller, writer
1817: Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke, U.S., army nurse, union
1814: Samuel Colt, U.S. inventor, Colt 6 shot revolver
1811: Vincenz Lachner, composer
1797: Johann Gottlieb Schneider, composer
1789: John Martin, English painter
1782: Jonathan Blewitt, composer
1750: Alessio Prati, composer
1742: Jean-Baptiste Davaux, composer
1735: Garret Wesley Mornington, composer
1592: Erhard Buttner, composer

 

Today in History


2010: A Tel Aviv judge orders safe deposit boxes at a Zurich bank opened; the boxes may contain drawings and manuscripts by writer Franz Kafka
2005: John G. Roberts, Jr. is nominated to the United States Supreme Court
1998: JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
1998: 127th British Golf Open: at Royal Birkdale
1996: XXVI Olympic games open in Atlanta, Georgia
1996: Ireland beats Netherlands in 1st European Championship Final
1996: Jason Gallian scores 312 in 683 minutes for Lancashire vs. Derbyshire
1994: Bomb explosion in Alas Airlines at Colon, Panama, 21 killed
1994: 1st game ever cancelled at Seattle Kingdome (falling tiles)
1994: Leonid Kvetjsma sworn in as Ukraine president
1993: President Clinton fires FBI director William Sessions
1993: Glen Chapple (Lancs) scores fastest F-C century, 21 minutes
1993: Last day of 1st-class cricket for Ian Botham
1992: 30th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats Spain in Frankfurt Germany (2-1)
1992: Ebony P. Warren, crowned 24th Miss Black America
1992: Ballet dancer Peter Martins charged with beating his wife
1992: New York City Ballet star Peter Martins, arrested for beating his wife
1992: "Price" closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 47 performances
1992: Juli Inkster wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
1991: Cal Ripken plays in his 1,500th consecutive game
1991: With New York Yankee victory, 10 of 14 AL teams are at .500 or better
1990: Cincinnati Red Pete Rose is sentence to 5 months for tax evasion
1990: BASF plant in Cincinnati explodes in flames, 1 person dies
1990: Dave Raghetti pitches in his 499th game as a New York Yankee, passing Whitey Ford in most appearances as a New York Yankee
1990: Richard Nixon library opens in Yorba Linda, California
1989: United Airlines DC-10 crashes at Sioux City Iowa, kills 112
1989: Cleveland Indian Joe Carter has his 4th 3 home run game
1987: Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1987: 116th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 279 at Muirfield Gullane
1987: Don Mattingly sets AL record of extra base hits in 10 cons games
1986: Indian pitcher Phil Niekro wins his 307th game tying him with
1986: Tim Witherspoon KOs Frank Bruno in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1986: Caroline Kennedy (28) marries Edwin Schlossberg (41)
1985: Dam in Fiemme Valley Italy bursts; 200-300 die
1985: Christa McAuliffe chosen 1st school teacher to fly space shuttle
1984: 1st female to captain a 747 across Atlantic (Lynn Rippelmeyer)
1984: Geraldine Ferraro, Representative-D-New York 1979 - 1985, wins Democratic Vice Presidential nomination
1982: 1st Old Timer's All star classic - AL wins 7-2 in Washington D.C.
1982: Bolivian government resigns
1982: 1st annual Cracker Jack Oldtimers Classic 75-year-old Luke Appling hits a 250-foot home run off Warren Spahn, AL beats NL 7-2
1982: David S. Dodge becomes 1st American hostage in Lebanon
1981: 110th British Golf Open: Bill Rogers shoots a 276 at Royal St. George
1981: Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
1980: David Bowie appears in role of 'Elephant Man' in Denver
1980: 22nd modern Olympic games opens in Moscow; U.S. and others boycott
1979: Nicaragua Liberation Day; Sandinistas take over from Somoza
1979: 2 supertankers collide off Tobago - 260,000 TONS of oil spill
1979: Maritza Sayalero, 18, of Venezuela, crowned 28th Miss Universe
1978: Yankees start 14 game comeback with 2-0 win
1978: France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1977: 48th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-5 at Yankee Stadium, New York
1977: All star MVP: Don Sutton (Los Angeles Dodgers)
1977: Floods in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, kills 76
1976: Rock group Deep Purple disbands
1976: Allman Brother's roadie Scooter Herring sentenced to 75 years for providing drugs for the group, based on Gregg Allman's testimony
1975: Apollo and Soyuz linked in orbit for 2 days, separate
1975: New York Yankees catcher Thurman Munson's 1st-inning single and RBI are
1974: Soyuz 14 lands
1974: Cleveland Indian Dick Bosman no-hits Oakland A's, 4-0
1974: David Bowie's 'Diamond Dog' tour ends in New York City
1973: Willie Mays named to NL all star team for 24th time (ties Musial)
1971: Sudan military coup under Major Hashem al-Atta, Numeiry flees
1970: Judy Rankin wins LPGA Springfield Jaycee Golf Open
1969: Apollo 11 goes into Moon orbit
1967: U.S. launches Explorer 35 for lunar orbit (800/7400 km)
1967: Race riots in Durham, North Carolina
1967: 1st air conditioned New York City subway car (R-38 on the F line)
1966: Governor James Rhodes declares state of emergency in Cleveland, race riot
1966: 50 year old Frank Sinatra marries 21 year old Mia Farrow in Las Vegas
1966: France performs nuclear Test at Fangataufa Island
1965: Shooting begins on Star Trek 2nd pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before"
1964: 46th PGA Championship: Bobby Nichols shoots a 271 at Columbus CC Ohio
1964: Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Yankee Women's Golf Open
1964: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1963: Philadelphia Phillies Roy Siever hits home run # 300
1963: NASA civilian Test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 105 km
1962: Hungarian Communist Party expels Rakosi and Gero
1961: 1st in-flight movie shown, TWA
1960: Italian Government Tambroni, resigns
1960: San Francisco Giants Juan Marichal debuts, with a 1 hitter against Phillies
1959: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Machine International Golf Open Alliance
1958: "Oh, Captain!" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 192 performances
1958: Charly Gaul wins Tour de France
1957: 1st rocket with nuclear warhead fired, Yucca Flat, Nevada
1957: Don Bowden becomes 1st American to break 4 minute mile (3m58s7)
1957: U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1956: U.S. refuse to lend Egypt money to build Aswan Dam
1955: Yarkon Water Project opens to supply water to Negev desert in Israel
1955: Balclutha ties up at Pier 43 and becomes a floating museum
1953: KIMA TV channel 29 in Yakima, WA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953: WAKR (now WAKC) TV channel 23 in Akron, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
1952: "Paint Your Wagon" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 289 performances
1952: 15th modern Olympic games opens in Helsinki, Finland
1952: Freddie Trueman takes 8-31, India all out 58 at Old Trafford
1952: India all out 82 in 2nd innings after making 52 earlier in the day
1951: "2 in the Aisle" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 276 performances
1950: French/Vietnamese offensive against Viet Minh
1950: New York Yankees obtain their 1st black players, Elston Howard and Frank Barnes
1950: Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Summi maeroris
1949: Laos becomes associated state within French Union
1948: French government of Schuman, resigns
1945: Edwin Schlossberg, husband of Carolyn Kennedy
1945: USS Cod saves 51 sailors from Dutch sub in only sub-to-sub rescue
1944: Japanese aircraft carriers Taiho/Shokaku sinks in Marianas
1944: Democratic convention opens in Chicago
1944: New York archbishop Spellman flies to Europe
1944: Danish resistance fails on assault on Taarbaek Fort near Copenhagen
1944: General Bradley flies to England
1944: 500 15th Air Force Liberators/Flying Fortresses bomb Munich vicinity
1944: 1,200+ 8th Air Force bombers bomb targets in SW Germany
1944: Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg 1st meets Eichmann
1944: Allied troops occupy Faubourg de Vaucelles, at Caen
1944: Earl Claus von Stauffenberg visits RC church in Berlin-Dahlem
1943: 500 allied air forces raid Rome during WW II
1942: Dmitri Shostakovich' 7th Symphony, premieres in US
1942: German occupiers confiscate bicycles in Rotterdam and Hague
1941: 1st U.S. Army flying school for black cadets dedicated
1941: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill launched his "V for Victory" campaign
1941: President Roosevelt appointed FEP Committee
1941: BBC World Service begins playing V(ictory) (...-) 5th of Beethoven
1940: Nazi occupiers imprison 231 prominent Dutch citizens in Buchenwald
1940: Nazi occupiers in Netherlands forbid anti-nazi films
1940: Hitler orders Great Britain to surrenders
1939: Dr. Roy P Scholz is 1st surgeon to use fiberglass sutures
1939: 1st use of fiberglass sutures, R P Scholz, St. Louis, Missouri
1937: Joris Ivens' "Spanish Earth" premieres in Hollywood
1937: Entartete Art Fair opens in Munich
1936: Spanish premier Casares Quiroga succeeded by Jose Giral
1936: Indians' Bob Feller makes his major league debut in relief
1933: 1st time, brothers on opposite teams homer in the same game. Red Sox
1928: King Fuad of Egypt grabs power/disbands parliament
1926: 2nd French government of Herriot, forms
1923: WRC-AM in Washington D.C. begins radio transmissions
1918: Washington catcher Eddie Ainsmith applies for deferment from the draft Secretary of War Newton D. Baker rules baseball players are not draft exempt
1918: German armies retreat across Marne River in France (WW I)
1915: Dutch accidents at sea law enforced
1915: Washington Nationals steal record 8 bases vs. Cleveland Indians in the 1st inning
1914: Boston Braves begin drive from last to 1st place in NL
1913: Billboard publishes earliest known "Last Week's 10 Best Sellers among Popular Songs" Malinda's Wedding Day is #1
1910: Cy Young registers his 500th career victory
1909: Cleveland shortstop Neal Ball executes an unassisted triple play
1908: Feyenoord soccer team forms in Rotterdam
1904: Dutch Premier Kuypers disbands 1st Chamber
1902: New York Giants lose their 1st game under new manager John McGraw
1900: Michel Theato wins 2nd olympics marathon (2:59:45.0-40,260k)
1899: National Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, forms
1880: SF Public Library starts lending books
1877: 1st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Spencer W Gore beats Marshall (61 62 64)
1875: Emma Abbott, a floating hospital for sick kids, makes trial trip, New York City
1870: France declares war on Prussia; Franco-Prussian war begins
1867: Dutch Red Cross forms
1867: Congress passed 3rd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson's veto
1867: Reconstruction enacted
1866: Tennessee is 1st to ratify 14th Amendment, guaranteeing civil rights
1863: Battle of Buffington's Island (St. George Creek), Ohio
1862: Forrest's 1st raid
1860: 1st railroad reaches Kansas
1850: Airship Elizabeth leaves in storm for Fire Island, crashes (42 die)
1848: 1st U.S. women's rights convention (Seneca Falls New York)
1848: German Parliament demands Dutch province of Limburg
1836: HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin reache Ascension
1816: Survivors of French frigate Medusa rescued off Senegal after 17 days
1702: Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Crackow
1688: Soldiers killed governor of Aerssen in Paramaribo
1674: Court of Holland bans books of Hobbes/Spinoza/Meyer
1639: French troops occupy Salses, at Perpignan
1599: Jacob van Necks merchant fleet leaves Java
1590: King Philip Ii's secretary Antonio Perez escapes jail
1575: Spanish viceroy Gilles of Hierges attacks Oudewater
1572: Battle at Saint-Ghislain: Spanish army beats The Genlis' mercenaries
1553: 15-year-old Lady Jane Grey deposed as England's Queen after 9 days
1551: Treaty of Karlsburg: arch duke Ferdinand of Austria recognized as king of Hungary/Transsylvania
1545: King Henry VIII's flagship Mary Rose sinks at Portsmouth; 73 die
1525: Catholic German monarchy form Union of Dessau
1524: Boer War begins in Germany's Black Forest
1510: 38 Jews are burned at stake in Berlin Prussia
1425: Duke John VI van Brabant pledges Holland/Zealand to Philip the Good
1380: Thomas of Buckingham's invasion army lands on Calais
1195: Battle at Alarcos: Almohaden beats Alfons VIII of Castilia
532: Start of Dionysian Pascal Cycle
64: Circus Maximus in Rome catches fire