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Today's Birthdays

1987: Aaron Carter, born in Tampa, Florida, singer, album, 'Oh Aaron' features recording with older brother Nick, recorded, 'I Just Can't Wait to Be King' for the movie, 'The Lion King'
1987: Angel Carter, American Model
1978: Shiri Appleby, American Actress
1977: Fernando Vargas, Oxnard California, welterweight boxer 1996 Olympics
1977: Francesca Lubiani, Bologna Italy, tennis star, Futures-Amadora-POR
1974: Annette Salmeen, 200m butterfly/800m freestyle relay 1996 Olympics
1974: Alex Radutescu, Romania, tennis star
1974: Nicole Appleton, born in Hamilton, Ontario, singer, 'All Saints' band, albums include, 'Everything's Eventual', 'Studio 1'
1973: Rea Marie Bavilla, Miss USA-Alaska 1997
1973: Mark Hartsell, WLAF quarterback for the Scotland Claymores
1973: Terrell Owens, wide reciever for the San Francisco 49ers
1972: Kevin Dogins, corner for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1972: Hermann Maier, Austrian Athlete
1972: Jordi Burillo, born in Barcelona, Spain, professional tennis player, won ATP Tour singles title and doubles title, coached Julian Alonso
1972: Bobby Schoonens, soccer player, RKC
1972: Clay Shiver, corner for the Dallas Cowboys
1971: Mauricio Hadad, Cali Colombia, tennis star, 1995 Bermuda
1971: Ben Atkins, New York City, fencer-epee 1996 Olympics
1970: Courtney Browne, cricketer, West Indies Test wicket-keeper 1995
1970: Rob Olson, Victoria BC, Canadian Tour golfer, 1990 Newlands Open
1969: Sabine Hack, West Germany, tennis star
1968: Cammy Myler, Plattsburgh, New York, luger 1994 Olympics
1968: Melissa Iverson, Anoka, Minnesota, rower 1996 Olympics
1968: Ricky Ervins, NFL running back for the San Francisco 49ers
1968: Keith Goganious, NFL linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars
1968: Tom Myslinski, NFL guard, Jacksonville Jaguars, Pittsburgh Steelers
1967: Tino Martinez, born in Tampa, Florida, 1st baseman, Seattle Mariner, New York Yankees
1967: Vaclav Chalupa, Czechoslovakia, rower, Henley Royal Regatta 1989
1966: C Thomas Howell, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Red Dawn, Tank, Soul Man
1965: Peter Draisaitl, born in Karvina, Czechoslovakia, hockey forward, Team Germany 1998
1964: Peter Laviolette, Norwood Massachusetts, U.S. hockey defenseman 1994 Olympics
1964: Mike Nolan, rocker, Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies
1964: Duncan Miller, rocker, Blue Mercedes-Rich and Famous
1963: Barbara Weathers, vocalist, Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover
1963: Kristi Albers, El Paso, Texas, LPGA golfer, 1993 Sprint Classic
1962: Grecia Colmenares, Italian entertainer
1961: Mary Beth Evans, born in Pasadena, California, actress, Katherine Ashton-General Hospital
1960: Matthew Shipp, American Musician
1959: Salim Yousuf, cricketer, Pakistani wicket-keeper in 32 Tests 1986-90
1958: Edd Hall, TV announcer, Jay Leno's Tonight Show
1957: Geoff "Henry" Lawson, cricketer, Australian fast bowler 1980-89
1957: Rohan Jayasekera, cricketer, one Test Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan 1982
1956: Larry Bird, hoop star for the Boston Celtics
1955: Priscilla Barnes, Ft. Dix, New Jersey, actress, License to Kill, 3s Company
1954: Julie Halston, actress, Juror, Drunks, Addams Family Values
1954: Gianfranco Jannuzzo, Italian entertainer
1953: Bertin Osborne, Italian entertainer
1952: Susan Collins, born in Caribou, Maine, politician, Republican, U.S. Senator from Maine, considered a bipartisan, moderate Republican
1951: Henk Temming, Dutch vocalist/keyboardist, Good Cause
1949: Tom Waits, born in California, rocker/song writer, Blue Valentine
1948: Yoko Morishita, prima ballerina, Baterina No Habataki
1948: Gary Morris, Ft. Worth, Texas, country singer and actor, Colbys
1947: Mino Reitano, Italian entertainer
1947: Johnny Bench, baseball catcher, Reds
1947: Peter de Jong, Dutch actor, Maxi-Mini and Maxi
1947: Vincent Baggetta, Paterson, New Jersey, actor, Lou-Chicago Story
1942: Jonathan D Kramer, composer
1942: Harry Chapin, born in New York City, rock vocalist, Taxi, Cat's in the Craddle
1940: Kumar Shahani, writer and director, Kasbam Tarang, Maya Darpan
1937: Thad Cochran, born in Pontotoc, Mississippi, Senator-R-Mississippi 1978
1936: Martha Layne Collins, Baghdad, Kentucky, Gov-D-Kentucky
1935: Jean-Claude Casadesus, composer
1932: Ellen Burstyn, born in Detroit, actress, Exorcist, Alice Doesn't Live Here
1932: Geoff Lawson, Australian cricket player
1932: Gerard van den Berg, Dutch TV host, Like Father, Like Son
1930: Richard Felciano, composer
1928: Raymond Henry Charles Warren, composer
1928: Noam Chomsky, linguist, founded transformational grammar
1927: Vlastimir Pericic, composer
1926: Victor Kermit Kiam II, CEO, Remington shavers, NFL owner, Patriots
1926: Wolfgang Ludewig, composer
1924: Mario Soares, Socialist, premier of Portugal, 1976-78, 1983-
1923: Ted Knight, born in Terryville, Connecticut, Mary Tyler Moore, Too Close for Comfort
1921: Arne Dorumsgaard, composer
1919: Ellen Stewart, actress/founder, La Mama Theatre Group
1918: Jorunn Vidar, composer
1917: Helen Gurley Brown, editor-in-chief, Cosmopolitan
1915: Eli Wallach, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Magnificent 7, Misfits, People Next Door
1915: Brackett Hamilton Leigh, Douglass, U.S., sci-fi author, Ginger Star
1914: Winston Place, cricketer, England opener in West Indies 1948
1912: Daniel Jones, born in Pembroke, Wales, Daniel Jenkyn Jones, Welsh composer, friend of Dylan Thomas, wrote 12 numbered symphonies, chamber music, made Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1968
1912: Louis Prima, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, singer, That Old Black Magic
1910: Rod Cameron, Calgary Alberta, actor, City Detective, State Trooper
1910: Richard Franko Goldman, composer
1910: Edmundo Ros, English orchestra leader
1909: Jacob Kainen, artist/curator
1908: Jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist
1908: John H Doeg, tennis champ, U.S. Open-1930
1906: George Richard James, saxophonist
1905: Gerard Kuiper, Dutch/U.S. astronomer, moons of Uranus, Neptune
1902: J G Navle, cricketer, India's 1st Test wicket-keeper
1901: A F [Tony] Pugsley, British rear-admiral, Walcheren attack, 1944,
1896: Juan Maria Thomas Sabater, composer
1895: Jack Pennick, born in Portland, Oregon, actor, Lady From Louisiana
1894: Stuart Davis, U.S. painter
1892: Nora Nicholson, Leamington England, actress, Blue Lagoon, Crow Hollow
1891: Fay Bainter, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Jezebel, Our Town, State Fair
1889: Heathcote Dicken Statham, composer
1889: Honore-Gabriel Marcel, French philosopher/playwright
1888: Joyce Cary, Anglo-Irish, male, writer, House of Children
1888: Hamilton Fish, U.S. congress leader/isolationist
1888: Matthew Heywood Campbell Broun, 1st President of American Newspaper Guild
1887: Ernst Toch, Vienna Austria, composer, Melodie Lehre
1882: Warren Bardsley, cricketer, great NSW and Aussie opening bat 1909-26
1879: Rudolf Friml, Czechoslovakian/U.S. composer, Bohemian suite
1878: Akiko Yosano, Japan, poet, Tangled Hair
1876: Ludwig Schiedermair, German musicologist, Beethoven-Archiv
1873: Willa Cather, U.S., author, My Antonia
1872: Johan Huizinga, Dutch culture historian, Homo Ludens
1863: John Ebenezer West, composer
1863: Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer/fascist, Cavalleria Rusticana
1863: Svetolik Rankovic, Serbian writer, Forest King
1862: Paul Adam, French writer, La Bataille d'Uhde
1857: Nicola van Westerhout, composer
1847: James Deacon White, Canton, New York, ball player jumped teams in 1876, Chi
1847: Solomon Schechter, U.S. Talmudic scholar/Jewish leader
1842: Otto Ammon, German anthropologist/sociologist, schedelmetingen
1840: Hermann Goetz, composer
1839: Redvers H Buller, English general/large landowner: Natal
1835: Dom Joseph Pothier, French monk/musicologist
1830: Luigi Cremona, Italian mathematician/minister of Education
1823: Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician, Tensor of Kronecker
1810: Theodor Schwann, German co-originator of cell theory
1808: Hugh McCulloch, U.S. Secretary of Treasury
1801: Johann Nepomuk Nestroy, Austrian actor, Judith und Holofernes
1784: Allan Cunningham, Scottish Poet
1772: Joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowitz, composer
1761: Madame [Marie Grosholtz] Tussaud, created wax museum
1754: Jack Jouett, American patriot
1751: Jurrian F de Frederici, governor-General, Suriname
1731: Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil du Perron, French interpreter
1648: Giovanni Maria Capelli, composer
1637: Barnardo Pasquini, composer
1604: Ambrosius Reiner, composer
1598: Giovanni Bernini, Italy, baroque sculptor, St. Teresa in Ecstasy
1557: Girolamo Trombeti, composer
1542: Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland, 1560-1587
967: Abu Sa'id ibn Aboa al-Chair, Persian mystic


Today in History

2010: Sri Lanka's floods maroon over 76,000 people
2010: At auction, John James Audubon's 'Birds of America' sells for a record price of $10.3 million
2009: The United Nations opens its Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen
2004: After popularizing the PC in the '80s, IBM sells its PC business to a Chinese company
1997: Amy Fruhwirth and Clarence Rose win LPGA J C Penney Classic
1996: Space Shuttle STS-80 (Columbia 21), lands
1995: U.S. space probe Galileo begins orbiting Jupiter
1995: NBA settles strike of referees, refs to return on Dec 12
1994: 5th Billboard Music Awards
1994: Radio personality Howard Stern talks a man out of attempting suicide
1993: Henri Konan Bedie names himself President of Ivory coast
1993: Robert Goulet undergoes prostate cancer surgery
1992: Galileo spacecraft passes North Pole of Moon (Peary Crater)
1991: A J Kitt, U.S., wins World Skiing Cup
1990: Iraqi parliment endorses Saddam's decision to free hostages
1990: Ted Turner and Jane Fonda announce their engagement
1989: C Coleman and D Zippel's musical "City of Angels," premieres in New York City
1988: 6.9 earthquake in Armenia, Spitak destroyed, 60,000 killed
1988: Gorbachev announces 10% unilateral Soviet troop reductions at UN
1988: Earthquake in Armenia (>25,000 killed, 5,000,000 homeless)
1988: Rangers sign free-agent pitcher Nolan Ryan to a one-year contract
1988: Mikhail Gorbachev cheered by Wall St. crowds upon arrival in New York City
1988: Armenian SSR rocked by earthquake, 8 on Richter scale (55,000 die)
1988: New York Islanders fire Simpson, Arbour new coach
1987: Gorbachev arrives in U.S. for a summit meeting
1987: 43 die in Pacific Southwest Airline crash in California (man shot pilots)
1987: Palestinian uprising against Israel in West Bank
1987: Pacific Southwest crashes near Los Angeles, kills 43
1986: President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees Haiti
1986: Juli Inkster/Tom Purtzer wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1985: 51st Heisman Trophy Award: Bo Jackson, Auburn (RB)
1985: Atlantis returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
1984: Allan Border's 1st Test Cricket match as captain (v WI Adelaide)
1983: 2 jets collided at Madrid Airport killing 93
1983: France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1982: Suriname army under Desi Bouterse fires on radio station building
1981: Spain becomes a member of the NATO alliance
1978: Islander's Mike Bossy's 1st career hat trick
1977: Islander Billy Smith's 10th shut-out opponent-Black Hawks 4-0
1976: U.N. Security Council endorses Kurt Waldheim, Secretary-General for 2nd 5 yr term
1975: 10th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 3-0 vs Sabres
1975: Indonesian army occupies East Timor
1975: Pat Bradley wins Colgate-Far East Ladies Tournament Golf Tournament
1975: Archbishop Makarios returns Cyprus
1973: Wings release "Band on the Run"
1973: Orioles sell pitcher Eddie Watt to the Phillies
1973: Phillies sell infielder-outfielder Cesar Tovar to the Texas Rangers
1972: Apollo 17 (U.S.), final manned lunar landing mission, launched
1972: Philippine's 1st lady Imelda Marcos stabbed and wounded by an assailant
1971: "Wild and Wonderful" opens/closes at Lyceum Theater New York City
1971: Wings release their 1st album "Wild Life"
1970: West Germany and Poland normalize relations
1970: Taizan Maezumi Roshi, head of LA Zen Center, receives dharma
1968: Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 2 launched into Earth orbit
1968: M Dodd returns a library books his Great grandfather took out in 1923
1968: Richard Dodd returns a library book his great grandad took out in 1823
1967: Otis Rescue records "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay"
1967: "How Now, Dow Jones" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City for 220 performances
1965: Pope Paul VI and Orthodox Patriarch Athenagoras I simultaneously lift mutual excommunications that led to split of 2 churches in 1054
1964: George Harrison changes his company's name from Mornyork to Harrisongs
1963: Ian Meckiff no-balled for throwing against the South Africans
1962: Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1960: Ivory Coast claims independence from France
1959: "Saratoga" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 80 performances
1958: Romulo Betancourt elected President of Venezuela
1957: Tony Kubek of the Yankees selected as AL Rookie of the Year
1956: Helen O'Connell joins Today Show panel
1955: Clement Attlee resigns as chairman of England's Labour Party
1954: KCTS TV channel 9 in Seattle, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1954: Japanese government of Joshida, resigns
1953: WCCB TV channel 18 in Charlotte, North Carolina (IND/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953: Israel's Prime Minister Ben-Gurion retires
1952: KKTV TV channel 11 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (CBS) 1st broadcast
1949: Chiang Kai-shek flees to Taiwan
1949: 15th Heisman Trophy Award: Leon Hart, Notre Dame (E)
1946: Fire at Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, kills 119
1945: Microwave oven patented
1944: Convention on International Civil Aviation drawn up in Chicago
1944: General Radescu forms Romanian government
1943: Cairo: president Roosevelt travels back to the US
1941: Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, a date that will live in infamy
1941: Futshida's air fleet passes coastline of Oahu
1941: 1st Japanese submarine sunk by a U.S. ship (USS Ward)
1941: Australian bombers land on Timor/Ambon
1941: Nacht and Nebel Erlass, resistance fighter sent to concentration camps
1941: German siege of Tobruk after 8 months ends
1940: North Africa: British counter offensive under general O'Connor
1939: William Walton's violinist concert premieres in Cleveland
1939: Lou Gehrig, 36, is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
1938: W9XZY broadcasts facsimile of St. Louis Post-Dispatch by radio
1938: Philip Barry's "Here Come the Clowns," premieres in New York City
1937: Russian chess player Aljechin recaptures world title from Max Euwe
1937: Red Sox acquire the contract of 19-year-old Ted Williams
1937: Dutch Minister Romme proclaims married women are forbidden to work
1935: CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat Ham Tigers, 18-12 at Hamilton
1934: Wiley Post discovers jet stream
1932: 1st gyro-stabilized vessel to cross Atlantic arrives in NY
1931: Bradman scores 219 NSW vs. South Africa, 234 minutes, 15 fours
1930: 13th PGA Championship: Tommy Armour at Fresh Meadows CC Flushing
1929: Bradman scores 124 for Woodfull's XI against Ryder's XI 166 minutes
1929: Leo Diegel wins PGA golf tournament
1926: Gas refrigerator patented
1925: Noel Coward's "Easy Virtue," premieres in New York City
1925: Biltmore Theater opens at 261 W 47th St. New York City
1924: German election (Social Democrats win/Nazis and Communists lose)
1921: KWG-AM in Stockton California begins radio transmissions
1920: NSW make 802 against South Australia, then Mailey takes 8-81
1920: USPD-KPD parties merge into Vereinigte Communist Party of Germany
1917: U.S. becomes 13th country to declare war on Austria during World War I
1916: David Lloyd George replaces resigning H H Asquith as British PM
1916: British government of David Lloyd George forms
1912: Bust of Queen Nefertete found in El-Amarna, Egypt
1911: National Hockey Association forms with New Westminister, Vancouver and Victoria
1911: Leslie J Stuarts musical "Betsy," premieres in New York City
1909: Leo Baekeland, Yonkers, patents 1st thermosetting plastic (Bakelite)
1907: Eugene Corri becomes 1st referee in a boxing ring
1895: Battle at Amba Alagi: Abyssinians beat Italian armies
1891: 52nd Congress (1st to appropriate $1 billion) holds 1st session
1889: Gilbert and Sullivans "Gondoliers," premieres in London
1885: 49th Congress (1885-87) convenes
1877: Thomas A Edison demonstrates the gramophone
1876: NY Mutuals and Philadelphia A's expelled from NL for not completing sked
1875: Natives Sons of the West organized
1872: HMS Challenger sets sail on 3 -year world oceanographic cruise
1868: Jesse James gang robs bank in Gallatin, Missouri, kills 1
1864: Skirmish at Ebenezer Creek/Cypress Swamp, Georgia
1862: Battle of Prairie Grove, AR
1862: Battle of Hartsville, TN
1842: NY Philharmonic's 1st concert
1836: Martin Van Buren elected 8th president
1835: German railway Neurenberg-Furth opens
1808: James Madison elected U.S. president/George Clinton vice-president
1787: Delaware becomes 1st state to ratify constitution
1783: Theatre Royal opens in Covent Garden, London
1783: William Pitt, Jr. (24) becomes British premier
1741: Elisabeth Petrovna becomes tsarina of Russia
1646: Princess Louise Henriette (19) marries monarch Frederik Henry
1354: Margaretha van Bavarian's son earl Willem V signs peace treaty
283: St. Eutychian ends his reign as Catholic Pope
185: Emperor Lo-Yang, China sees supernova (MSH15-52)