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Today's Birthdays


1983: Jon Johansen, Norwegian Celebrity
1976: Sandy Zubrin, Tamuning Guam, U.S. diver 1996 Olympics
1976: Matt Welsh, born in Melbourne, Australia, professional swimmer, backstroke and butterfly gold medalist at the World Championships in Shanghai, 2006
1974: Christian Schmidt, actor, Mullers Buro
1974: Autumn Smith, Miss USA-Alabama, 1997, top 10
1974: Chloe Sevigny, American Actress
1973: Steve Christopher Petree, Oklahoma, rocker, PC Quest-Can You See
1972: Jason Arnberger, cricketer, NSW opening batsman 1994-95 -
1971: Kylie Hanigan, Australian 200m/400m runner 1996 Olympics
1970: Phil Buckman, born in Queens, New York, actor, Slash-Drexell's Class
1970: Peta Wilson, born in Sydney, Australia, model, actress, appeared in films, 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' and 'Superman Returns'
1970: Toby Wright, safety for the St. Louis Rams
1970: Mike Epps, American Comedian
1970: Allen Watson, born in Brooklyn, New York, pitcher for the San Francisco Giants
1969: Sam Cassell, NBA guard, New Jersey Nets, Houston Rockets
1969: Duncan Sheik, American Musician
1969: Lee Anne Ketcham, Tallahassee, Florida, female pitcher, Silver Bullets
1969: Cheryl Bachman, born in Jacksonville, Florida, playmate, October, 1991
1969: Raghib Ismail, NFL wide receiver/kick returner for the Oakland Raiders
1968: Lubomir Sekeras, born in Liptovsky, Czechoslovakia, hockey defenseman, Team Slovakia
1968: Milica Vukadinovic, WNBA guard, Charlotte Sting
1968: Gary Sheffield, born in Tampa, Florida, outfielder for the Florida Marlins
1968: Mel Stewart, North Carolina, 200m butterfly swimmer, Olympics gold 92
1968: Owen Wilson, born in Dallas, Texas, actor, writer, comedian, appeared in film, 'You, Me and Dupree', 'Starsky & Hutch', 'I Spy', 'Night at the Museum', 'The Darjeeling Unlimited'
1967: Jocelyn Lemieux, Mont Laurier, NHL right wing for the Calgary Flames
1967: Tom Gordon, Sebring, Florida, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox
1966: Darren Flutie, CFL slot back for the Edmonton Eskimos
1966: Tommie Stowers, WLAF tight end for the Rhein Fire
1966: Gwendolyn Hajek, born in Shreveport, Louisiana, playmate, September, 1987
1966: Ron Coomer, Crest Hill, Illinois, infielder for the Minnesota Twins
1965: Mark Petkovsek, Beaumont, Texas, pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals
1965: Matt Kabayama, hockey forward, Team Japan 1998
1964: Shawn Sheldon, Norwich, Connecticut, 114 lbs greco-roman wrestler 1996 Olympics
1964: Mike Withycombe, CFL corner for the BC Lions
1964: Seth Joyner, NFL linebacker, Ariz, Green Bay Packers Superbowl 31
1963: Dante Bichette, W Palm Beach FLA, outfielder for the Colorado Rockies
1962: Kirk Hammett, U.S. heavy-metal guitarist, Metallica-Master of Puppets
1962: Jill Briles-Hinton, Elmhurst, Illinois, LPGA golfer, 1995 Women's Open-16th
1962: Jamie Moyer, Sellersville, Pennsylvania, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox
1962: Vladimir Vladimirovich Karashtin, Russian cosmonaut
1961: Janice Lynn Kuehnemund, St. Paul, Minnesota, rocker, Vixen-Rev It Up
1960: Elizabeth Perkins, Queens, New York, actress, About Last Night, Big
1960: Kim Wilde, Smith, England, rock vocalist, 'You Keep Me Hanging On'
1957: J. C. Watts, born in Eufaula, Oklahoma, politician, U.S. House of Representatives, Oklahoma's 4th district, formerly a football player playing for the Canadian Football League
1957: Jenny Burton, New York City, rocker, Nobody Loves Me Like You Do
1956: Tony Franklin, NFL kicker, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots
1956: Warren Moon, NFL quarterback, Houston Oilers, Seahawks, Vikings
1956: Katey Sagal, singer and actress, Peggy Bundy-Married With Children
1956: Sinbad, David Adkins, Benton Harbor, Michigan, actor, 1st Kid, Vibe
1955: Carter Burwell, American Composer
1954: Guy Innes-Ker duke of Roxburghe, English large landowner
1953: Kevin Nealon, Bridgeport Conn, actor, SNL, Hot Shot, Coneheads
1953: Alan Moore, born in Northampton, England, author, wrote comic book series, 'Watchmen', 'From Hell' and 'V for Vendetta', wrote novel, 'Voice of Fire'
1953: John McFee, rock guitarist, Doobie Brothers, Clover
1952: Delroy Lindo, actor, Get Shorty, Ransom
1951: Mark N Brown, Valparaiso, Indiana, Major USAF/astronaut, STS-28, 48, 66
1950: Graham Parker, musician, Live Sparks, Mercury Poisoning
1949: Ted Sator, Utica, New York, NHL coach, New York Rangers, Buffalo Sabres
1949: Bonnie St. Claire, Cornelia Swart, Dutch singer, Tame me Tiger
1948: Ural Nazibovich Sultanov, Russian cosmonaut
1948: Jack Tatum, Cherryville, North Carolina, NFL defensive back, Raiders
1948: Andrea Marcovicci, New York City, actress, Gloria-Berrengers, Fran-Trapper John
1947: Jameson Parker, born in Baltimore, Maryland, actor, American Justice, Simon and Simon
1946: Alan Dean Foster, U.S., sci-fi author, Midworld, Flinx in Flux
1946: Amanda Lear, French singer
1945: Wilma Mankiller, Cherokee Statesman
1945: Glen Walken, Astoria Queens, actor, Leave it to Larry
1943: John Mackin, born in Bellshill, Scotland, soccer player, footballer, manager, Corby Town
1943: Susan Sullivan, New York City, actress, Dharma and Greg, Falcon Crest
1942: Qabus bin Said, sultan of Oman, 1970-
1942: Linda Evans, Hartford, actress, Dynasty, Big Valley, Beach Blanket Bingo
1942: Jeffrey Siegel, born in Chicago, Illinois, pianist, Chicago Symph
1941: David Hemmings, Guilford England, actor, Blow-up, Barbarella
1939: Tom Johnson, born in Greely, Colorado, composer, minimalist style, new music critic for the Village Voice, wrote music based on tiling, involving mathematical and logical processes
1939: Margaret E Atwood, author and poet
1939: John Cheek, Falkland Islands advocate
1939: Margaret Atwood, Canadian Novelist
1939: Brenda Vaccaro, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Cactus Flower, Sara, Paper Dolls
1938: Karl Schranz, Austria, slalom, Olympic-1968
1937: Rajinder Pal, cricketer, pace bowler in one Test India vs. Eng, 0-22
1936: Don E Cherry, U.S. jazz trumpeter
1936: Hank Ballard, Detroit, rocker, The Twist, pre Chubby Checker
1935: Frank Joseph Kofsky, teacher/writer
1933: Jacques Charpentier, composer
1930: J. G. Ballard, British Author
1930: Sonja Ruthstrom, Swed, cross country relay skier 1960 Olympics gold
1929: William Joseph "Pete" Knight, astronaut/test pilot, X-15
1928: Mickey Mouse, cartoon strip
1927: Lawrence Kenneth Moss, composer
1927: John Britton, English Mathematician
1926: Dorothy Collins, Windsor Ontario, singer, Your Hit Parade
1925: William Robert Mayer, composer
1925: Alex Macintosh, broadcaster/actor, Hell Fight
1923: Alan Shepard, American Astronaut
1923: Alan B. Shepard, Jr., East Derry, New Hampshire, Rear Admiral USN astronaut, Mercury 3, Apollo 14
1923: Ted Stevens, American Politician
1922: Marjorie Gestring, U.S., springboard diver 1936 Olympics gold
1922: Viktor Afanasiev, editor, Pravda
1922: Luis Somoza Debayle, president of Nicaragua, 1956-63
1921: Peter Pocklington, NHL team owner, Edmonton Oiler
1920: Louis Alfred Mennini, composer
1920: Alfred William Bedford, test pilot
1919: Jocelyn Brando, San Francisco, actress, Ugly American
1916: James L Lyons, jazz promoter
1912: Arthur Peterson, Mandan ND, actor, Major-Soap, Crisis
1912: Jaap Meijer, Saul van Messel, Dutch historian/rabbi in Paramaribo
1910: Friedrich Weinreb, Polish/Netherlands theologist/economist
1909: Johnny Mercer, Savannah, Georgia, lyricist, Moon River, Old Black Magic
1908: Imogene Coca, Philadelphia, comedienne, Your Show of Shows, Grindl
1907: Halldis Vesaas-Moren, Norwegian author and poet
1906: Klaus Mann, German/US author, Mephisto, son of Thomas Mann
1906: Alec Issigonis, Turkish Businessman
1906: George Wald, U.S., physiologist/biologist, eye, Nobel 1967
1904: Theodore DN Besterman, British bibliographer
1904: Guido Santorsola, composer
1903: Lillian Fuchs, composer
1902: Jorgen Nielsen, Danish author, regional novels
1902: Barbara Giuranna, composer
1901: George Gallup, Jefferson Iowa, public opinion pollster, Gallup Poll
1900: Howard Thurman, theologian/author, Deep River, Deep in the Hunger
1900: Constantin Alajalov, Russia, artist, Ditters and Jitters
1899: Eugene Ormandy, Blau, Budapest Hungary, conductor, Philadelphia Orchestra
1898: Joris Ivens, Nijmegen Netherlands, director, Rain
1898: Oswald Erich Sehlbach, composer
1897: Jules Buffano, born in St. Louis, Missouri, pianist, Jimmy Durante Show
1897: Patrick M S Blackett, British physicist, nuclear reaction, Nobel 1948
1895: Ernst Levy, composer
1889: Maria Realino, Frederikus Janssen, teacher, Botany of Curacao
1888: Frances Marion, born in San Francisco, California, screenwriter/actress, Pollyanna
1887: Dorothy Dix, Elizabeth Gilmer, journalist, advice to the lovelorn
1883: Carl Vinson, born in Georgia, Representative-D-Georgia 1914 - 1964
1882: Amelita Galli-Curci, Italy, operatic soprano, Cave of the Winds
1882: Jacques Maritain, France, Catholic philosopher, exponent of St. Thomas
1882: Wyndham Lewis, English author/painter, Tarr, Apes of God
1881: Percy Lesueur, hockey player/inventor, large goalie glove
1877: Arthur C Pigou, English economist, Wealth and welfare
1874: Clarence Shepard Day, New York City, author, Life with Father
1874: Riccardo Martin, composer
1874: Carrie White, oldest U.S. woman, dies Nov 1990 at 116
1872: Edward Marsh, British Editor
1871: Amadeo Vives, composer
1869: James E Sullivan, founder, Amateur Athletic Union
1863: Richard Dehmel, writer
1860: Ignacy Jan Paderewski, composer/1st premier of Poland, 1919-20
1846: Aloys, Liechtenstein nobleman/politician
1845: John F Mellaerts, Flemish social worker, 1st Belgian farm gilde
1839: August A Kundt, German physicist, sound vibration, test of Kundt
1836: William Schwenck Gilbert, London, composer, Gilbert and Sullivan
1836: Maximo Gomez, Bana, general, Cuba
1836: William Gilbert, British Composer
1835: Cesare Lombroso, Italian psychiatrist/criminologist
1835: Americus Vespucius Rice, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1832: Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskjold, Sweden, Arctic explorer
1824: Franz Sigel, Major General Union volunteers
1824: Isham Nicholas Hayne, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1810: Asa Gray, Sauquoit, New York, botanist, Flora of North America
1810: Benjamin Stone Roberts, Major General Union volunteers
1808: Antoine-Amable-Elie Elwart, composer
1803: Cornelius Broere, Dutch priest/poet
1787: Sojourner Truth, abolitionist/feminist
1787: Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre, French Artist
1787: Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre, French painter, daguerreotype
1786: Karl Maria Friedrich Ernst "von" Weber, German composer, Freischutz
1786: Henry Rowley Bishop, British composer and conductor
1781: Felice Blangini, composer
1772: Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia Christian, composer
1742: Felix Maximo Lopez, composer
1736: Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch, composer
1680: Jean-Baptiste Loeillet, composer
1527: Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter/sculptor

 

Today in History


2010: China announces its plan to use its own uranium resources to meet growing demands for nuclear power
2010: HIP 13044 b, a planet that was formed in another galaxy, is discovered in the Helmi Stream
2009: The 2009 Corruption Perceptions Index reports declares Somalia the most corrupt, New Zealand is least corrupt, among 180 countries
2004: Clinton Library opens in Little Rock Arkansas, containing 2 million photographs and 80 million documents
1997: Mavericks' A C Green ties Randy Smith's NBA record of 906 cons games
1997: Willem de Kooning painting, "Two Standing Women," sold for $4,182,500
1997: FBI says no evidence of foul play in 1996 TWA 800 crash
1997: Rare black pearl necklace auctioned for record $902,000
1997: Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Devil Rays expansion draft
1996: Eappens hire Louise Woodward as nanny, later she's charged with murder
1995: Jacqueline Aguilera Marcano, 19, of Venezuela, crowned 45th Miss World
1995: Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Michelle Mullen
1994: "Star Trek VII - Generations," premieres
1993: 27 killed at prison in Morazan, El Salvador
1993: Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder arrested for public drunkiness
1993: NAFTA passes House of Representatives
1993: WWF boss Vince McMahon charged with steroid distribution
1993: North-Siberia record cold for November (-55 degrees C)
1993: Black and white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution
1992: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Las Vegas, Nevada on KXTE 107.5 FM
1992: "Malcolm X" with Denzel Washington premieres in US
1991: France deports Marlon's daughter Cheyenne Brando to Tahiti
1991: Auburn men's basketball team was placed on 2 yr probation for recruiting violations and is not eligble for post-season play in 1991-92
1991: Moslem Shites release hostages Terry Waite and Thomas Sutherland
1990: 1st Solheim Cup: U.S. beats Europe 11 -4 at Lake Nona CC FLA
1990: "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Gershwin Theater New York City for 241 performances
1990: Saddam offers to free an estimated 2,000 men held in Kuwait
1990: NFL New York Giants beat Det Lions 20-0, to run 1990 record to 10-0
1989: Penn is 1st to restrict abortions after Supreme Court gave states the right to do so
1987: Congressional committee reports on Iran-Contra affair
1987: 31 die in a fire at King's Cross, London's busiest subway station
1987: Cubs Andre Dawson is 1st from last-place club ever to win an MVP
1986: Roger Clemens wins AL MVP
1985: Dwight Gooden (NL) and Bret Saberhagen (AL) win Cy Young
1985: Enterprise (OV-101) flies from Kennedy Space Center to Dulles Airport
1985: Paul McCartney releases "Spies Like Us"
1985: Howard Stern radio show returns to New York City WXRK 92.3 FM-afternoons
1984: Browns set team records for most sacks (11)
1984: Flyers' Ron Sutter fails on 11th penalty shot against Islanders
1984: 72nd CFL Grey Cup: Win Blue Bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 47-17
1984: New Jersey Devils shutout New York Rangers 6-0
1984: "3 Musketeers" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 9 performances
1982: Mariasela Alvarez of Dominican Republic, crowned 32nd Miss World
1981: Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins his 2nd consecutive NL MVP
1980: Honduras and El Salvador signs peace (after "soccer war" 1969)
1980: "Heaven's Gate" premieres
1980: Despite missing 45 games, George Brett wins AL MVP
1979: Ayatollah Khomeini charges U.S. ambassador/embassy espionage
1978: Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976: Spain's parliament establishes democracy after 37 years of dictatorship
1976: Yankees sign free agent Don Gullett
1975: Calvin Murphy (Houston) ends NBA free throw streak of 58 games
1975: Black-Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver returns to U.S.
1973: Greek regime calls emergency crisis due to mass protests
1971: China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1970: Johnny Bench wins NL MVP
1970: Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon
1970: Linus Pauling declares large doses of Vitamin C could ward off colds
1970: Netherlands and Albania form diplomatic relations
1970: Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1968: Military coup in Mali, President Keita ousted
1967: British government devalues pounds from U.S. equivalent of $2.80 to $2.40
1966: Sandy Koufax announces his retirement, due to arthritic left elbow
1966: U.S. RC bishops ends rules against eating meat on Fridays
1966: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1965: Twins SS Zoilo Versalles is named AL MVP
1964: Baltimore Oriole Brooks Robinson wins AL MVP
1964: J. Edgar Hoover describes Martin Luther King as "most notorious liar"
1963: King Hassan II opens 1st parliament in Morocco
1963: Bell Telephone introduces push button telephone
1963: England's Dartford-Purfleet tunnel under Thames opens
1961: John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam
1961: "Gay Life" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 113 performances
1961: "Kwamina" closes at 54th St. Theater New York City after 32 performances
1961: U.S. Ranger 2 launched to Moon; failed
1960: Charlie Finley, makes a bid to purchase expansion LA Angels
1960: Copyright office issues its 10 millionth registration
1959: Washington Senator Bob Allison wins AL Rookie of Year
1958: 1st true reservoir in Jerusalem opens
1958: Indians minority stockholders sell their stock to William Delay
1957: Tunisia refuses Russian weapons
1956: Morocco gains independence
1955: Bell X-2 rocket plane taken up for 1st powered flight
1954: Yankees trade Woodling, Byrd, McDonald, Triandos, Miranada and Smith to Orioles for Turley, Larsen and Hunter as part of an 18 player deal
1953: Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) accept female suffrage
1951: "See it Now" premieres on TV
1951: British troops occupies Ismailiya Egypt
1951: Former Cubs 1st baseman and future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft
1950: South Korea President Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions
1949: NL batting leader (.342) Jackie Robinson wins NL MVP
1945: Arnold Schonberg's Prelude for orchestra and mixed choir, premieres
1943: U-211 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
1943: 444 British bombers attack Berlin
1943: 1st U.S. ambassador to Canada, Ray Atherton, nominated
1942: Thornton Wilders "Skin of our Teeth," premieres in New York City
1941: British troops open attack on Tobruk, North-Africa
1941: Jerome Chodorov/Joseph Fields' "Junior Miss," premieres in New York City
1941: Mussolini's forces leave Abyssinia/Ethiopia
1940: George Matesky Mad Bomber's 1st time-bomb
1939: Netherlands KNSM passenger ship Simon Bolivar hits German mine, 86 die
1936: Germany and Italy recognized Spanish government of Francisco Franco
1936: Main span of Golden Gate Bridge joined
1932: "Flowers and Trees" receives 1st Academy Award for a cartoon
1932: 1st tie for Best Actor Academy Award Wallace Beery and Fredric March
1930: Sjostakovitch' opera "The Nose," premiers in Lenningrad
1930: Musical "Smiles" with Bob Hope/Fred Astaire premieres in New York City
1929: Large quake in Atlantic breaks Transatlantic cable in 28 places
1929: Stalin routes troops to Manchuria
1929: Dr. Vladimir K Zworykin demonstrates "kinescope"
1928: Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse debuts in New York in "Steamboat Willie"
1926: Pope Pius XI encyclical On persecution of Church in Mexico
1922: Turkish National Assembly nominates Abdul Medjid kalief
1920: Apollo Theater (Academy, Bryant) opens at 221 W 42nd St. New York City
1919: H Tierney and J McCarthy's musical "Irene," premieres in New York City
1918: Brussels free Stofnar
1918: Latvia declares independence from Russia
1916: General Douglas Haig finally calls off 1st Battle of the Somme in Europe
1913: Lincoln Deachey performs 1st airplane loop-the-loop (San Diego)
1912: Albania declares independence from Turkey
1911: Opera "Lobetanz" 1st American performance
1911: Britain's 1st seaplane flies
1909: U.S. invades Nicaragua, later overthrows President Zelaya
1906: Langdon Mitchells "New York Idea," premieres in New York City
1905: Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King Haakon VII of Norway
1905: George Bernard Shaws "Major Barbara," premieres in London
1903: Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty gives U.S. exclusive canal rights in Panama
1902: Brooklyn toymaker Morris Michton names teddy bear after Teddy Roosevelt
1899: Trumper scores 208 in 185 minutes (1 five 25 fours) NSW vs. Qld
1894: 1st newspaper Sunday color comic section published (New York World)
1894: 1st comic strip "Origin of a New Species," by Richard Outcault
1893: Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Providentissimus Deus
1889: Oahu Railway begins public service in Hawaii
1883: Antonin Dvorak's "Husitska," premieres
1883: Standard time zones forms by railroads in U.S. and Canada
1874: National Woman's Christian Temperance Union organizes in Cleveland
1865: Mark Twain publishes "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"
1852: State funeral of duke of Wellington (London)
1835: Charles Darwin travels to Tahiti
1833: Netherlands and Belgium sign Treaty of Zonhoven
1820: Antarctica discovered by U.S. Navy Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer
1805: Lewis and Clark reach Pacific Ocean, 1st Americans to cross continent
1805: Female Charitable Society, first woman's club in America
1805: 30 women meet at Mrs. Silas Lee's home in Wiscasset Maine, organizes
1804: Palver Purim 1st celebrated to commemorate miraculous escape
1803: Battle of Vertieres, in which Haitians defeat French
1793: Louvre officially opens in Paris
1787: 1st Unitarian minister in U.S. ordained, Boston
1776: Hessians capture Ft. Lee, New Jersey
1755: Worst quake in Mass Bay area strikes Boston; no deaths report
1745: Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Carlisle
1742: Prussia and England sign anti-French military covenant
1738: France and Austria sign peace
1718: Voltaires "Oedipe," premieres in Paris
1667: Treaty of Bongaja: King Hassan-Udin of Makasar and VOC
1626: St-Petruskerk in Rome, initiated
1497: Vasco da Gama reached the Cape of Good Hope
1494: French king Charles VIII occupies Florence
1477: 1st English printed book "Dictes and Sayengis of the Phylosophers"
1424: Storm flood ravages Dutch coast
1421: Southern sea floods 72 villages, killing est 10,000 in Netherlands
1421: Holland/Zealand dikes break in storm, 1000s killed
1307: William Tell shoots apple off his son's head
1210: Pope Innocent III excommunicates Roman Catholic Emperor Otto IV
1105: Maginulf elected anti-Pope Silvester I
794: Japanese emperor Kammu deallocates residence of Nara to Kioto