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2011 President Hosni Mubarak relinquishes power to the head of the Higher Military Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Mohamed Hussein Tantawi
2011 North Korea places requests with its worldwide embassies to appeal for aid to feed its population
2010 A European Union summit discusses the possibility of bailing out Greece's economy
2009 Morgan Tsvangirai becomes Prime Minister of Zimbabwe after agreeing to share power with President Robert Mugabe
2006 Dick Cheney accidentally shoots friend in a hunting accident
1998 KVBC-FM (Las Vegas) offers Monica Lewinsky $5M for interview
1998 Lyrics to "Candle in the Wind 1997," auctioned for $442,500
1997 Bill Parcells becomes head coach of New York Jets
1997 STS-82 (Discovery 22) launches
1996 46th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 129-118 at San Antonio
1995 Danyon Loader swims world record 400m freestyle (340.46)
1995 Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.55 sec)
1995 Sandra Volker swims European record 50m backstroke (27.67 sec)
1995 Space shuttle STS-63 (Discovery 19), lands
1995 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
1995 West Indies score 5-660 against New Zealand
1994 Lu Parker, (South Carolina), crowned 43rd Miss USA
1994 Space shuttle STS-60 (Discovery 18), lands
1993 Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester, New York on WRQI
1993 Irina Privalova runs world record 60m indoor (6.92 seconds)
1993 Janet Reno selected by Clinton as U.S. Attorney General
1992 F-16 jet crashes at residential district of Hengelo Netherlands (No deaths)
1992 Michael Johnson runs indoor world record 400m (44.97 sec)
1991 UNPO, Unrepresented Nations and People Org forms in Hague
1990 40th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 130-113 at Miami
1990 James "Buster" Douglas KOs Mike Tyson to win heavyweight boxing crown
1990 Nelson Mandela, a political prisoner for 27 years, freed in South Africa
1990 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
1989 Barbara Clementine Harris consecrated 1st female bishop (Episcopalian)
1989 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
1988 Anthony M. Kennedy appointed to Supreme Court
1987 British Airways begins trading stocks
1987 England beat Australia 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
1987 Philippines constitution goes into effect
1987 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 Activist Anatoly Scharansky released by U.S.S.R., leaves country
1986 Australia beat India 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
1986 Iran begins Fajr-8 offensive against Iraq
1985 Jordan king Hussein and PLO leader Arafat sign accord
1985 Kent Hrbek signs 5-year, $6 million contract with Minnesota Twins
1985 Wasim Akram takes 10 wickets in his 2nd Test Cricket, New Zealand still wins
1984 10th space shuttle mission (41-B)-Challenger 4-returns to Earth
1984 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL short handed season scoring record at 11
1983 "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Ricky" and "Buckingham Blues" debut LP
1983 4th largest snowfall in New York City history (18"(46 cm))
1982 Ozzie Smith for Garry Templeton trade finally goes through
1981 Australia all out 83 vs. India at MCG chasing 143 to win
1981 Polish premier Jozef Pinkowski replaced by Wojciech Jaruzelski
1979 "They're Playing Our Song" opens at Imperial New York City for 1082 performances
1979 43 million watch "Elvis!" on ABC
1979 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1979 Iran's premier Bakhtiar resigns, Ayatollah Khomeini seizes power
1979 Musical "They're Playing Our Song," premieres in New York City
1978 16 Unification church couples wed in New York City
1978 25th hat trick in Islander history-Denis Potvin
1978 China lifts a ban on Aristotle, Shakespeare, and Dickens
1978 EOKA organization disbands in Cyprus
1977 20.2-kg lobster caught off Nova Scotia (heaviest known crustacean)
1976 Clifford Alexander, Jr. confirmed as 1st black secretary of Army
1975 Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for Conservative leadership
1974 Dick Woodson is 1st of 48 to invoke baseball's new arbitration rule
1974 Titan-Centaur Test launch fails
1974 1st baseball arbitration Twins pitcher Dick Woodson seeking $29,000 wins, Twins offered $23,000
1973 1st one-day international for Pakistan and New Zealand
1973 1st sub 17-minute 1,500m female free style swim (Shane Gould 16m56.9s)
1973 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Naples-Lely Golf Classic
1973 Philadelphia 76ers lose their 20th NBA game in a row
1971 Montreal Canadien John Believau scores his 500th NHL goal
1971 U.S., U.K., U.S.S.R., others sign Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons
1970 26.37 cm (10.38") of rainfall, Mount Washington, New Hampshire (state 24-hour rec)
1970 Japan becomes 4th nation to put a satellite, Osumi, in orbit
1970 John Lennon pays 1,344 pounds fine for 96 protesting South African rugby team playing in Scotland
1969 Diana Crump becomes 1st U.S. woman jockey to ride against men, Hialelah
1969 Dorey Funk, Jr. beats Gene Kiniski in Tampa, to become NWA champ
1968 Israeli-Jordan border fight
1968 Jeffrey Kramer survives 76-m jump, Washington Bridge, Hudson River New York
1968 Madison Square Garden III closes MSG IV opens (New York City)
1966 San Francisco Giant Willie Mays signs highest contract, $130,000 per year
1965 Beatle Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox
1965 Braves propose to pay 5 cents from each ticket to bring a new team to Milwaukee
1964 Beatles 1st live appearance in U.S.; Washington D.C. Coliseum
1964 Greek and Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus
1964 Taiwan drops diplomatic relations with France
1963 Beatles tape 10 tracks for their 1st album
1963 CIA Domestic Operations Division created
1962 Beatles record "Please, Please Me"
1961 Robert Weaver sworn in with then highest federal post by a black
1961 Trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem
1960 Jack Paar walks off his TV show
1959 Vinoo Mankad ends his final Test Cricket (v WI at Delhi)
1958 1st flight with black stewardess, Ruth Carol Taylor, Ithaca New York
1958 Marshal Chen Yi succeeds Chu En-lai as Minister of Foreign affairs
1958 WTVC TV channel 9 in Chattanooga, Tennessee (ABC) begins broadcasting
1957 KUMV TV channel 8 in Williston, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 NHL Players Association forms (New York City), Red Wings' Ted Lindsay elected president
1954 6th Emmy Awards: I Love Lucy, Donald O'Connor and Eve Arden wins
1953 "Hazel Flagg" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 190 performances
1953 J. Styne/B. Hilliard's musical "Hazel Flagg," premieres in New York City
1953 President Eisenhower refuses clemency appeal for Rosenberg couple
1953 Russia breaks diplomatic relations with Israel
1951 Kwame Nkrumah wins 1st parliamentary election on Gold coast (Ghana)
1950 "Rag Mop" by The Ames Brothers hit #1
1949 Willie Pep recaptures world featherweight boxing title
1948 Billy Griffith scores cricket century on debut England vs. WI, out for 140
1948 John Costello follows Eamon Da Valera as premier of Ireland
1948 Test Cricket debut of Frank Worrell, vs. England Port-of-Spain
1945 1st gas turbine propeller-driven airplane flight tested, Downey, California
1945 Yalta agreement signed by FDR, Churchill and Stalin
1944 German troops reconquer Aprilia Italy
1944 U-424 sunk off Ireland
1943 General Eisenhower selected to command the allied armies in Europe
1943 Transport nr 47 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1942 "Archie" comic book debuts
1941 Lieutenant-general Erwin Rommel arrives in Tripoli
1941 Sicherheitsdienst complains about Dutch anti German sentiments
1938 Steve Casey beats Lou Thesz in Boston, to become wrestling champ
1937 44-day sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint, Michigan ends
1936 Pumping begins to build Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay
1935 -11 degrees F (-24 degrees C), Ifrane, Morocco (African record low)
1935 1st U.S. airplane flight with auto slung beneath fuselage, New York
1932 73 degrees F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in February
1929 Eugene O'Neill's "Dynamo," premieres in New York City
1929 Vatican City, world's smallest country, made an enclave of Rome
1928 2nd Winter Olympic games opens in St. Moritz, Switzerland
1927 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran
1927 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles
1926 Tokelau (Union) Islands in South Pacific transfers to New Zealand
1922 "April Showers" by Al Jolson hits #1
1922 U.S. intervention army leaves Honduras
1921 Ambassador Theater opens at 215 W 49th St. New York City
1919 Friedrich Ebert (SPD), elected president of Germany
1916 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents its 1st concert
1916 Emma Goldman arrested for lecturing on birth control
1908 Australia regain the Ashes with a 308 run cricket victory vs England
1908 Heemskerk's government begins in Holland
1907 De Master's Dutch government resigns
1905 James Blackstone, Seattle, bowls 299 -last pin breaks but stands
1905 Pope Pius X publishes encyclical Vehementer nos
1903 Anton Bruckner's 9th Symfonie premieres in Vienna
1902 Police beats up universal suffrage demonstrators in Brussels
1899 -15 degrees F (-26 degrees C), Washington, D.C. (district record)
1899 -61 degrees F, Montana (record low temperature)
1898 Owen Smith of NC, AME Zion minister, named minister to Liberia
1897 White Rose Mission opens on East 97th Street, New York City
1896 Oscar Wildes "Salom" premieres in Paris
1895 -17 degrees F (-27.2 degrees C) in Braemar, Grampian (UK record)
1895 Georgetown became part of Washington D.C.
1889 Meiji constitution of Japan adopted; 1st Diet convenes in 1890
1878 1st U.S. bicycle club, Boston Bicycle Club, forms
1878 1st weekly Weather report published in UK
1873 Spanish Cortes fires king Amadeus I
1861 President-elect Lincoln takes train from Spingfield Illinois to Washington D.C.
1861 U.S. House unanimously passes resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state
1858 1st apparition of Mary to 14-year-old Bernadette of Lourdes France
1854 Major streets lit by coal gas for 1st time
1852 1st British public female toilet opens (Bedford Street London)
1851 1st cricket 1st-class game in Australia, Tasmania vs. Vic, Launceston
1843 Opera "I Lombardi," premieres in Milan
1840 Gaetano Donizetti's Opera "La Fille du Regiment," premieres in Paris
1837 American Physiological Society organizes in Boston
1826 London University founded
1814 Norway's independence proclaimed
1812 Massachusetts Governor Gerry signs a redistricting bill-1st "gerrymander"
1811 President Madison prohibits trade with Britain for 3rd time in 4 years
1810 Napoleon marries Marie-Louise of Austria
1809 Robert Fulton patents steamboat
1808 Anthracite coal 1st burned as fuel, experimentally, Wilkes-Barre, Pa
1794 1st session of U.S. Senate open to the public
1793 Prussian troops occupy Venlo, Netherlands
1790 Society of Friends petitions Congress for abolition of slavery
1768 Samuel Adams letter, circulates around American colonies, opposing Townshend Act taxes
1766 Stamp Act declared unconstitutional in Virginia
1752 Pennsylvania Hospital, the 1st hospital in the U.S., opened
1720 Sweden and Prussia sign peace (2nd Treaty of Stockholm)
1638 Dutch countess Louise of Solms marries earl John of Brederode
1575 King Frederick of Denmark offers island of Hveen to Tycho Brahe
1573 1st European, Francis Drake sees the Pacific (from Panama)
1543 Battle at Wayna Daga: Ethiopian/Portugese troops beat Moslem army
1543 Karel/Henry VIII sign anti-French covenant
1531 Henry VIII recognized as supreme head of Church in England
824 St. Paschal I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
385 Oldest Pope elected; Siricius-bishop of Tarragona

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Historical Events

1049 - Bruno count of Egesheim & Dagsburg crowned Pope Leo IX
1111 - German King Hendry V arrives at St Peter, Rome
1130 - Pope Innocent II elected
1502 - Granada] Moslems forced to convert to Catholicism
1502 - Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal on his second voyage to India.
1528 - Treaty of Dordrecht between emperor & ecclesiastical power
1541 - Santiago, Chile founded (or Feb 24)
1577 - Spanish land guardian Don Juan of Habsburg signs "Eternal Edict"
1624 - English parliament comes together
1700 - The Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe.
1709 - Alexander Selkirk, Scottish seaman is rescued after 4+ years from Fernandez Island (inspiration for Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe")
1719 - The Onderlinge van 1719 u.a., the oldest existing life insurance company in the Netherlands is founded.
1733 - Georgia founded by James Oglethorpe, at site of Savannah
1736 - Maria Theresa Habsburg marries French Stefanus (emperor Francois I)
1762 - English fleet occupies Martinique
1763 - John Casteret appointed British minister of foreign affairs
1771 - Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden.
1772 - Yves de Kerguelen of France discovers Kerguelen Archipelago, India
1793 - 1st US fugitive slave law passed; requires return of escaped slaves
1797 - Haydn's song "Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser," premieres in Vienna
1818 - Chile gains independence from Spain
1821 - Mercantile Library of City of NY opens
1825 - Creek Indian treaty signed. Tribal chiefs agree to turn over all their land in Georgia to the government & migrate west by Sept 1, 1826
1832 - Ecuador annexes Gal pagos Islands
1839 - Aroostock War: Boundary dispute between Maine & New Brunswick
1840 - Housatonic Railroad opens
1848 - Ballet "Faust" premieres, Milan
1850 - Original Washington's Farewell Address manuscript sells for $2,300
1855 - Michigan State University was established.
1861 - State troops seize US munitions in Napoleon, AK
1865 - Henry Highland Garnet, is 1st black to speak in US House of Reps
1870 - Official proclamation sets April 15 as last day of grace for US silver coins to circulate in Canada
1873 - Congress abolishes bimetallism & authorizes $1 & $3 gold coins
1874 - King David Kalakaua of Sandwich Is Hawaii, is 1st king to visit US
1876 - Al Spalding opens his sporting good shop
1877 - 1st news dispatch by telephone, between Boston & Salem, Mass
1877 - US railroad builders strike against wage reduction
1878 - Frederick Thayer patents catcher's mask (pat # 200,358)
1879 - 1st artificial ice rink in North America (Madison Sq Garden, NYC)
1879 - News about slaughtering of Isandlwana reaches London
1880 - National Croquet League organizes (Phila)
1882 - Social-Democratic Union forms in Amsterdam
1885 - Carl Peters founds German East-Africa Society
1886 - 2nd British government of Salisbury forms
1889 - Caesar Francks Symphony in D, premieres
1889 - Henrik Ibsens "Fruen fra Haven," premieres in Oslo
1894 - Anarchist Émile Henry hurls a bomb into Paris's Cafe Terminus, killing one and wounding 20.
1899 - -47°F (-44°C), Camp Clarke, Nebraska (state record)
1899 - 1st 2-man team 6-day bicycle race in US begins, MSG, NYC
1901 - Dutch Penitentiary children's law proclaimed
1906 - George Cohans musical "George Washington," premieres in NYC
1908 - Anna Jeanes bequeaths $1,000,000 to Swarthmore to become all female
1908 - NY to Paris auto race (via Alaska & Siberia) begins in NYC George Schuster wins after 88 days behind the wheel
1909 - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) forms
1909 - Netherlands' SDAP suspends Marxist Tribune group (Gorter & Wijnkoop)
1909 - Robert Fowler runs world record marathon (2:46:52.6)
1912 - China adopts Gregorian calendar
1912 - Last Ch'ing (Manchu) emperor of China, Hsuan T'ung, abdicates
1914 - In Washington, DC, the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.
1915 - Cornerstone laid for Lincoln Memorial in Wash DC
1916 - 1st edition of Joseph Patterson/Sidney Smith strip "Gumps"
1920 - -Apr 26] 14,000 Rotterdam/Amsterdam harbor workers strike
1920 - NL votes 6-2 for 1 commissioner AL votes 6-2 to keep group commission
1921 - Soviet troops invade Georgia (theirs, not ours)
1921 - Winston Churchill becomes British, minister of Colonies
1924 - George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" premieres at Carnegie Hall (NYC)
1924 - George Kaufman's "Beggar on Horseback," premieres in NYC
1924 - President Calvin Coolidge makes 1st presidential radio speech
1925 - 1st federal arbitration law approved by Congress
1925 - E Thieffry departs with Handley Page for the Belgian Congo
1925 - Estonia forbids communist Party
1926 - Barendrecht soccer team forms
1927 - British expeditionary army lands in Shanghai
1929 - Karst Leemburg wins Dutch 11 cities skate (11:30)
1931 - Vatican Radio begins broadcasting with the callsign HVJ
1932 - Communist Party of Holland forms Unemployed Combat Committees
1933 - German vice-chancellor von Papen demands Catholic aid for Nazis
1934 - Export-Import Bank incorporates
1934 - France hit by a general strike against fascists & royalists
1934 - The Austrian Civil War begins.
1935 - Great airship, USS Macon, crashes into Pacific Ocean
1937 - Cleveland (now Los Angeles) Rams granted an NFL franchise
1938 - Austrian chancellor Schuschnigg visits Hitler in Berchtesgaden
1938 - German troops entered Austria
1941 - Jewish Council for Amsterdam forms, under Ascher/Cohen
1941 - Occupation Police arrest "Jewish Foursome"
1942 - 3 German battle cruisers escape via Channel to Brest N Germany
1943 - General Eisenhower departs Algiers to Tebessa
1944 - Wendell Wilkie (R) enters presidential race
1945 - SF selected for site of UN Conference
1946 - World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.
1947 - Daytime fireball & meteorite fall seen in eastern Siberia
1947 - Record 100.5-kg sailfish caught, C W Stewart, Galapagos Islands
1948 - 1st Lt Nancy Leftenant becomes 1st black in army nursing corps
1949 - "Annie Get Your Gun" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1147 perfs
1949 - Panic in Quito Ecuador, after "War of the World" played on radio
1949 - Team Canada beats Denmark 47-0 in hockey
1949 - Unidentified aircraft bomb Jerusalem
1950 - Albert Einstein warns against hydrogen bomb
1950 - Sen Joe McCarthy claims to have list of 205 communist government employees
1953 - USSR breaks relations with Israel
1955 - McGuire Sisters' "Sincerely" single goes to #1 & stays #1 for 10 weeks
1955 - Pres Eisenhower sends 1st US advisors to S Vietnam
1955 - Soviets decides space center built in Baikonur, Kazachstan
1955 - WTVY TV channel 4 in Dothan, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - Fay Crocker wins LPGA Miami Beach Golf Open
1957 - Researchers announce Borazan (harder than diamonds) been developed
1958 - Celtic Bill Russell grabs 41 rebounds to beat Syracuse 119-101
1958 - Gen Miguel Ydegoras Fuentes elected president of Guatemala
1960 - Chinese army kills 12 Indian soldiers
1961 - Celtic Bill Russell grabs 40 rebounds to beat Warriors 136-125
1961 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
1961 - Mushtaq Mohammad scores 1st Test Cricket century at 17 yrs 82 days
1961 - USSR launches Venera 1 toward Venus
1962 - Bus boycott starts in Macon, Georgia
1963 - Argentina asks extraditon of ex-president Peron
1964 - Beatles 1st NYC concert (Carnegie Hall)
1964 - End of Richie Benaud's 63-Test Cricket career
1964 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
1964 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen
1965 - KHFI (now KBVO) TV channel 42 in Austin, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
1965 - Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
1967 - Kees Verkerk becomes world champ all round skater
1967 - Keith Richards, Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful busted for drugs
1967 - Pirate Radio Free Harlem (NYC) begins transmitting
1970 - Anthony Shaffers "Sleuth," premieres in NYC
1971 - Only Test Cricket for Ken Eastwood, who scored 5 & 0 Aust v England
1973 - 1st US POWs in N Vietnam released; 116 of 456 flown to Philippine
1976 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 - Toronto Maple Leafs shutout Washington Capitals 10-0
1978 - "Jesus Christ Superstar" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 96 perfs
1978 - Debbie Austin wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic
1978 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
1978 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
1979 - Kosmos 1076, 1st Soviet oceanographic satellite, launched
1980 - "Canterbury Tales" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 16 performances
1980 - NY Islanders 2nd scoreless tie, vs Winnipeg Jets
1980 - Richard Hadlee becomes NZ's top wicket-taker with 117
1981 - Admiral Bobby R Inman, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA
1981 - Arbitrator Goetz declares Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk a free agent
1981 - Cape Verde amends its constitution
1981 - Pete Squires sets record for 1575 steps of Empire State Bldg, 10m
1982 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 - Wayne Gretzky scores 153rd point of season, tieing NHL record
1984 - Alice Miller wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
1984 - Cale Yarborough, becomes 1st Daytona 500 qualifier, above 200 MPH
1984 - Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean skate "Bolero" at Olympics
1984 - West Indies beat Australia 2-0-1 to win cricket World Series Cup receiving all perfect scores for quality & gold medal
1985 - 37th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 6-4 at Calgary
1985 - West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win cricket World Series Cup
1986 - 1st-class cricket debut of Curtly Ambrose, Leeward Is v Guyana
1987 - Survivors of a black man murdered by KKK members awarded $7 M damages
1989 - 39th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 143-134 at Houston
1989 - 5 Pakistani Moslem rioters killed protesting "Satanic Verses" novel
1989 - 50th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Larry Mowry
1989 - Barbara Harris becomes 1st female bishop of a US Episcopal church
1989 - Gretzky sets 2 records, his 45th hat trick & 10th 40+ goal season
1989 - Thursday's Child sets sailing record, NY-Cape Horn-SF, 80 d 20 h
1989 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Christopher Bowman
1991 - Iceland recognizes Lithuania's independence
1991 - North & South Korea form a joint team for table tennis competition
1994 - 17th Winter Olympic games opens in Lillehammer, Norway
1994 - 20th century premiere of 6 restored Haydn-sonatas in Boston
1994 - Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream" stolen (in Oslo)
1994 - Inna Lassovskaya jumps world record 14.90m
1994 - Model Anna Nicole Smith hospitalized for drug overdose
1995 - 45th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 139-112 at Phoenix
1995 - Angela Kennedy swims woman's world record 50m butterfly
1995 - Bonnie Blair skates female world record 500m (38.69 sec)
1995 - Dieter Baumann runs European record 3k indoor (7:37.51)
1995 - Jeff Rouse swims world record 50m backstroke (24.37 sec)
1995 - Moses Kiptanui runs world record 3k indoor (7:35.15)
1995 - PRI loses/PAN wins Mexican regional elections
1995 - Sun Cayun pole vaults indoor female world record (4.13m)
1995 - Susan Auch skates female world record 500m (38.94 sec)
1997 - Fred Goldman says he will settle for a signed murder confession from O J Simpson in lieu of his $20.5 million judgement
1998 - "Freak," opens at Cort Theater NYC
1998 - 250-car Italy pile-up due to fog, 4 die & 50 hurt
1998 - Dallas Cowboys sign Chan Gailey as their 4th head coach
1998 - Intel unveils its 1st graphics chip i740
1998 - US district judge T Hogan declares line-item veto law unconstitutional
1999 - President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
2001 - NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touchdown in the "saddle" region of 433 Eros becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
2002 - US Secretary of Energy makes the decision that Yucca Mountain is suitable to be the United States' nuclear waste repository.
2002 - An Iran Air Tupolev Tu-154 crashes prior to landing in Khorramabad, Iran, killing 119.
2002 - The trial of former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. He eventually dies four years later before its conclusion.
2004 - The city of San Francisco, California begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.
2006 - A powerful winter storm blankets the Northeastern United States dumping 1 to 2 feet of snow from Washington DC up to Boston, Massachusetts. The storm dumped a record 26.9 inches of snow in New York City.
2007 - A gunman opens fire in a mall in Salt Lake City, killing 5 people in the Trolley Square shooting.
2009 - Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes near Buffalo in the state of New York killing 50 people.

Famous Birthdays

1074 - Conrad, King of Germany and Italy (d. 1101)
1211 - Henry VII, Roman catholic German king (1220-35)
1218 - Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shogun (d. 1256)
1438 - Adolf van Egmond, duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen
1474 - Lorenzo Campeggi(o), archbishop of Bologna/diplomat
1567 - Thomas Campion, England, composer/poet/physician
1584 - Casparus Barleaus, Flemish theologist/poet (Muiderkring)
1585 - Caspar Bartholin, Malmö , physician, theologian, writer on anatomy
1588 - John Winthrop, English attorney/puritan/1st gov of Mass
1606 - John Winthrop, the Younger, Governor of Connecticut (d. 1676)
1636 - Herman Witsius, [Wits], Dutch reformed theologist
1637 - John Swammerdam, Dutch anatomist/entomologist (Bible of Nature)
1663 - Cotton Mather, witchcraft authority
1665 - Rudolph J Camerarius, German botanist/physician (sexuality plant)
1704 - Charles Pinot Duclos, French writer (d. 1772)
1706 - Josef Christian, German sculptor
1728 - Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (d. 1799)
1740 - Matej Sojka, composer
1751 - Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer
1753 - Lambert-Francois Godecharle, composer
1753 - François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral (d. 1798)
1758 - Christian Ignatius Latrobe, composer
1760 - Jan Ladislav Dussek, Bohemia, pianist/composer
1768 - Francis II, Florence Italy, last Holy Roman emperor (1792-1806)
1775 - Louise Catherine Johnson Adams, 1st lady (1825-1829)
1777 - Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, German poet (d. 1843)
1778 - Franz Joseph Volkert, composer
1785 - Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist (d. 1838)
1791 - Jan D Zocher Jr, Dutch garden architect (Vondelpark, Amsterdam)
1791 - Peter Cooper, industrialist/philanthropist (Cooper Union)
1792 - Ferdinand de Braekeleer, Belgian painter
1794 - Alexander Petrov, Russian chess player (d. 1867)
1804 - Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (d. 1865)
1809 - Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky, (R) 16th pres (1861-65)
1809 - Charles Darwin, England, discovered evolution (Origin of species)
1818 - Otto Ludwig, German writer (Die Heiterethei)
1824 - Arya Samaj Maha Rishi Dayanand Sarsvati, Indian hindu leader
1828 - George Meredith, England, poet/novelist (Shaving of Shagpat)
1828 - Robert Ransom Jr, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1892
1831 - John Morrissey, boxer/developer of Saratoga Springs horse race track
1838 - Charles Carroll Walcott, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1898
1841 - Bert van Tienhoven, mayor (Amsterdam)/foreign minister
1841 - Gijsbert van Tienhoven, Dutch mayor (Amsterdam)/foreign minister
1843 - John Graham Chambers, English athlete who wrote the Queensberry rules for boxing (d. 1883)
1850 - Amaat Vyncke, Flemish missionary (Flemish Flag)
1852 - Hendrik Blink, geographer (Van de Eems tot de Schelde)
1853 - Bertram Luard-Selby, composer
1857 - Bobby Peel, cricketer (great English lefty 1884-96)
1861 - Lou [Andreas-]Salome, Russian/German author (Im Kampf um Gott)
1865 - Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland)
1867 - Hedwig Courths-Mahler, German author (Warbride) [or Febr 18]
1867 - Joe Howard, NYC, vocalist (Gay Nineties Revue)
1868 - Johan H A Schaper, Dutch MP/founder (SDAP)
1869 - Hendrik P Marchant, Dutch minister of Education/Arts (VVD)
1870 - Marie Lloyd, English music-hall performer (d. 1922)
1876 - Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama (d. 1933)
1880 - John Llewellyn Lewis, union leader (United Mine Workers, 1920-60)
1882 - Walter Vaes, Flemish painter/etcher
1883 - Ludwig Stossel, Austria, actor (Man With a Camera)
1884 - Max Beckmann, German painter/graphic artist
1884 - Marie Vassilieff, Russian artist (d. 1957)
1884 - Johan Laidoner, Estonian military commander (d. 1953)
1885 - Licinio Refice, composer
1886 - Gustaf Lazarus Nordqvist, composer
1886 - Michel Brusselmans, composer
1891 - Cecil Dixon, cricket off-spinner (1 Test for South Africa, 3-118, pair)
1891 - Maurice Yvain, composer
1891 - Max Terhune, actor (Arizona Stagecoach, Hit the Saddle, Range Justice)
1893 - Marcel G J Minnaert, Dutch astronomer
1893 - Omar Bradley, General of Army WW II (GI General)
1897 - Vola Vale, American actress (d. 1970)
1898 - Wallace Ford, [Samuel Jones Grundy], Batton England, actor (Deputy)
1898 - [Le]Roy Harris, Oklahoma, composer (When Johnny Comes Marching Home)
1899 - Albert Huybrechts, composer
1900 - Fred Emney, London England, actor (Let the People Sing, Lilac Domino)
1902 - William D Revelli, Spring Gulch Colorado, band leader
1902 - William Collier, American stage and film actor (d. 1987)
1903 - Chick Hafey, baseball player (d. 1973)
1903 - Joseph F. Biroc, American cinematographer (d. 1996)
1904 - Ted Mack, Denver Colo, TV host (Original Amateur Hour)
1905 - Harry Bellaver, actor (Sgt Arcaro-Naked City)
1907 - Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (d. 1991)
1908 - Jacques Herbrand, French logician and mathematician (d. 1931)
1908 - Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (d. 1982)
1908 - August Neo, Estonian wrestler (d. 1982)
1909 - Barry Wood, New Haven Ct, vocalist (Your Hit Parade)
1910 - Forsyth Hardy, documentary film pioneer
1910 - Lee Byung Chull, Korean industrialist/founder (Samsung Business)
1911 - Charles Mathiesen, Norway, 1500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1936)
1911 - Frank Hercules, writer
1911 - Sylvstre A Guzman Fernandez, president (Dominican Republic)
1911 - Stephen H. Sholes, American recording executive (d. 1968)
1912 - Eddie J Bush, golf professional
1912 - Ernest Clark, London England, actor (Doctor in the House)
1912 - R. F. Delderfield, English author (d. 1972)
1913 - Pedro Gastao de Orleans e Braganca, grandson of emperor Pedro I
1914 - Gordon Tex Beneke, saxophonist/bandleader/vocalist (Glenn Miller Orch)
1914 - Nello Celio, Swiss president
1914 - Arvid Pardo, Maltese diplomat, a.k.a "Father of the Law of the Sea Conference" (d. 1999)
1915 - Andrew J Goodpaster, US, general/supreme commander (NATO-Europe)
1915 - Lorne Greene, Ottawa Canada, actor (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica)
1916 - Joseph L Alioto, (Mayor-SF)
1916 - Karl Hubert Rudolf Schiske, Austrian composer (Vom Tode)
1917 - Thomas K Scherman, NYC, conductor (Little Orch Society 1947-75)
1917 - Raizo Matsuno, Japanese politician (d. 2006)
1918 - Dominic DiMaggio, baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
1918 - Julian S Schwinger, US physicist
1919 - Forrest Tucker, Plainfield Ind, actor (O'Rourke-F Troop, Dusty Trail)
1920 - William Roscoe Estep, Baptist historian and professor (d. 2000)
1920 - Pran, Indian actor
1923 - Franco Zeffirelli, Florence Italy, director (Romeo & Juliet)
1923 - James Abdnor, (Sen-R-SD, 1981-87)
1923 - Mel Powell, composer
1923 - Chaskel Besser, Orthodox rabbi
1924 - Hans Berghuis, Dutch author/poet (3 Women, Adam)
1925 - Sir Anthony Berry, British politician (d. 1984)
1926 - Joe Garagiola, St Louis Mo, sportscaster/host (Today Show)
1926 - Paul Hamlyn, English publisher/multi-millionaire (Octopus)
1926 - Charles Van Doren, American quiz show contestant
1927 - Anne Gillis, Little Rock Ark, actress (Adv of Tom Sawyer, Little Men)
1929 - Agustin Gonzalez Acilu, composer
1930 - Arlen Specter, (Sen-R-PA, 1981- )
1930 - Gerhard Rohm, writer
1931 - Constance A Morella, (Rep-R-Maryland)
1931 - Janwillem van de Wetering, Dutch author
1932 - Lincoln Kilpatrick, St Louis Mo, actor (BJ-Leslie Uggams Show)
1932 - Axel Jensen, Norwegian author (d. 2003)
1933 - Costa-Gavras, director
1933 - Ivan Nikolayevich Anikeyev, cosmonaut
1933 - Juanita [Ruth] Coulson, sci-fi author (Web of Wizardry, Space Trap)
1934 - Annette Crosbie, British(?) actress
1934 - Bill Russell, Monroe La, NBAer (Boston Celtics, Oly-gold-56)
1934 - Anne Krueger, American economist
1935 - Gene McDaniels, US vocalist/bandleader/actor (Young Swingers)
1935 - Ken Still, golfer
1936 - Arnost Parsch, composer
1936 - Fang Lizhi, Chinese astrophysicist/dissident
1936 - Joe Don Baker, Groesback Tx, actor (Eischied, Walking Tall, Fletch)
1936 - Paul Shenar, Milwaukee Wisc, actor (Carrington-Roots)
1937 - Charles Everett Dumas, Tulsa Ok, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1956)
1938 - Judy Blume, author (Wifey)
1939 - Ray Manzarek, American keyboardist (Doors-Light My Fire, Unknown Soldier)
1939 - John D Hancock, actor/director (Black Marble, Traxx, Houston Knights)
1940 - Hank Brown, (Rep-R-CO, 1981-88)
1940 - Richard Lynch, American actor
1941 - Naomi Uemura, mountain climber (1st Japanese to scale Everest)
1941 - Ross Morgan, cricketer (NZ batsman in 20 Tests 1965-72)
1942 - Chananjit Vohra, Kenyan/British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
1942 - Lionel Grigson, professor of jazz
1942 - Rick Frank, rocker
1942 - Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel
1942 - Pat Dobson, American baseball player (d. 2006)
1944 - Charles Pasarell, tennis pro
1944 - Desmond Nuttall, English educator
1944 - Jackie Torrence, story teller/artist
1944 - Moe Bandy, Meridian Ms, country vocalist (Just Good Ol' Boys)
1945 - Cliff De Young, LA California, actor (F/X, Hunger, Shock Treatment)
1945 - Joe Schermie, Madison Wi, bassist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World)
1945 - Maud Adams, Lulea Sweden, actress (Octopussy, Rollerball, Tattoo)
1946 - Ever Meulen, [Eddy Vermeulen], Dutch designer (children stamps 1992)
1946 - Ajda Pekkan, Turkish singer
1947 - Guus Willemse, Dutch bassist/singer (Solution)
1947 - Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Indian leader of Damdami Taksal (d. 1984)
1948 - Cindy Hill, LPGA golfer
1948 - Raymond Kurzweil, American inventor and author
1949 - Gundappa Viswanath, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman of 70s)
1949 - Len Randle, baseball player (NY Mets)
1949 - Stanley Knight, country artist (Black Oak Arkansas-High on the Hog)
1950 - Michael Ironside, actor, (Starship Troopers)
1950 - Steve Hackett, rock guitarist (Genesis-Against All Odds/GTR)
1951 - Gil "The Bird" Moore, rocker (Triumph)
1951 - Steven Parent, Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
1952 - Salvador Pineda, Mexico City, doctor
1952 - Michael McDonald, St Louis, rock keyboardist/vocals (Doobie Brothers)
1953 - Joanna Kerns, [de Varona], SF California, actress (Maggie-Growing Pains)
1953 - Simon MacCorkindale, Cambridge, actor (Falcon Crest, Manimal) [or 2/2]
1953 - Nabil Shaban, British actor
1953 - Robin Thomas, American actor
1954 - Tzimis Panousis, Greek musician and stand-up comedian
1954 - Philip Zimmermann, American cryptographer
1955 - Arsenio Hall, comedian (Alan Thicke, Arsenio, Coming to America)
1955 - Daniele Masala, Italy, pentathelete (Olympics-1976)
1955 - Bill Laswell, American bassist and record producer
1955 - Chet Lemon, American baseball player
1956 - Ad P Melkert, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (1994- )
1958 - Ingrid Klich, Whittier California, rower (Olympics-96)
1958 - Ruth Guerri, St Louis Mo, playmate (July, 1983)
1958 - Grant McLennan, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) (d. 2006)
1959 - Nancy Remy, reporter (NYC's Shadow Traffic)
1959 - Omar Hakim, drummer (Dire Straits, Weather Report)
1959 - Per Gessle, rocker (Roxette-Joy Ride)
1959 - Sigrid Thornton, Australia, actress (Amelia Lawson-Guns of Paradise)
1961 - Chris Heyne, Offenbach Germ, WLAF General Manager (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1961 - Jim Harris, Canadian politician
1962 - Jimmy Kirkwood, Irish-born field hockey player
1963 - Brent Jones, NFL tight end (SF 49ers)
1963 - John Michael Higgins, American actor
1963 - Ed Lover, American radio personality
1964 - Maurice Douglass, NFL safety (NY Giants)
1964 - Michel Petit, St Malo, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1964 - Milton Small, cricket pace bowler (WI v Australia 1984)
1964 - Raphael Sbarge, actor (Risky Business, My Science Project, Werewolf)
1965 - Ruben Amaro, US baseball outfielder (Cleveland Indians)
1966 - Boty Goodwin, artist
1967 - Andrew Dunkley, Kent England, golfer (1991-93 Co-Captain U of W Fla)
1967 - Chris McKinstry, Canadian computer scientist
1967 - Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Indian composer and musician
1968 - Chynna Phillips, LA California, vocalist (Wilson Philips-Hold On)
1968 - Josh Brolin, actor (Johnny-Private Eye, Jimmy Hickok-Young Riders)
1968 - Todd Fanning, Saskatoon Sask, golfer (Manitoba Amat-1984, 90, 91, 92)
1968 - Grégory Charles, French Canadian singer, dancer, pianist, radio and television host
1968 - Christopher McCandless, American nomad, subject of biography Into the Wild (d. 1992)
1969 - Colin Keely, Buffalo NY, water polo driver (Olympics-96)
1969 - Shauna Lyn Searles, Miss California USA (1996)
1969 - Darren Aronofsky, American director and writer
1969 - Hong Myung-Bo, Korean footballer
1969 - Meja, Swedish singer
1970 - Bryan Roy, Surinam/Dutch soccer star (Ajax)
1970 - Dell Demps, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
1970 - Lamar Thomas, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs, Miami Dolphins)
1970 - Jim Creeggan, Canadian bassist (Barenaked Ladies)
1970 - Judd Winick, writer and artist
1971 - Lincoln Kennedy, tackle (Oakland Raiders)
1971 - Romeo Bandison, NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland Browns)
1971 - Shane Tonkin, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics-1996)
1971 - Shante Carver, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
1971 - Tracy Kennick, Miss Utah USA (1996)
1972 - Andrew Cassesse, actor (Revenge of Nerds II, TV 101)
1972 - Dulip Samaraweera, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test opening batsman 1993-)
1973 - Brendon Mark Cameron, Pirongia NZ, 4k pursuit cyclist (Olympics-96)
1973 - Kath Soucie, American voice actress
1973 - Tara Strong, Canadian voice actress
1974 - Ian Mcintyre, Montreal, NHL left wing (Vancouver Canucks)
1974 - Toranosuke Takagi, Japanese race car driver
1974 - Fonzworth Bentley, American hip-hop artist
1975 - Chris Szarka, CFL full back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1975 - Matt Finkes, linebacker (NY Jets)
1975 - Scot Pollard, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
1975 - Seth Payne, defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1976 - Christopher Pettiet, LA California, actor (Young Riders)
1976 - Anna Benson, American model
1976 - Christian Cullen, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1976 - Silvia Saint, Czech actress
1977 - Jimmy Conrad, American soccer player
1978 - Brett Hodgson, Australian rugby league footballer
1978 - Gethin Jones, British (Welsh) television presenter
1978 - Silver Meikar, Estonian politician
1979 - Antonio Chatman, National Football League runningback
1979 - Matt Mauck, American football player
1979 - Jesse Spencer, Australian actor
1980 - Christina Ricci, actress (Wednesday-Addams Family, Mermaids, Casper)
1980 - Sarah Lancaster, KC KS, actress (Rachel-Saved By Bell: New Class)
1980 - Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spanish tennis player
1982 - Onil Joseph, Dominican baseball player
1982 - Louis Tsatoumas, Greek long jumper
1983 - Carlton Brewster, National Football League player
1984 - Peter Vanderkaay, American mid-distance swimmer
1984 - Brad Keselowski, NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver
1984 - Lolly Badcock, English pornographic actress
1985 - Saskia Burmeister Croft, Australian actress
1991 - Faisal ibn Hamad Al Khalifah, prince of Bahrain (d. 2006)
1993 - Jennifer Stone, American actress

Famous Deaths

1128 - Toghtekin, slave/atabek of Damascus, dies
1242 - Hendrik VII, Roman Catholics German king (1220-35), commits suicide
1538 - Albrecht Altdorfer, German painter, dies at about 57
1554 - Jane Grey, queen of England for 9 days, beheaded at 17
1554 - Lord Guildford Dudley, Jane Grey's husband, beheaded
1571 - Nicholas Throckmorton, English diplomat and politician (b. 1515)
1590 - Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat, dies at 65
1595 - Archduke Ernest of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands (b. 1553)
1616 - John Drusius, of Driesschen, Flemish Hebraist, dies at 65
1624 - George Heriot, Scottish goldsmith and philanthropist (b. 1563)
1630 - Fynes Moryson, English traveler and writer (b. 1566)
1684 - Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer, dies at 67
1700 - Aleksei Shein, Russian general and statesman (b. 1662)
1724 - Elkanah Settle, English writer (b. 1648)
1728 - Agostino Steffani, Italian/German diplomat/composer, dies at 73
1738 - James Sherard, composer, dies at 71
1762 - Laurent Belissen, composer, dies at 68
1763 - Pierre de Marivaux, French writer (b. 1688)
1771 - Adolf Frederik, king of Sweden (1751-70), dies at 60
1787 - Ruggiero Boscovich, Ital physicist/astronomer/philosopher, dies at 75
1789 - Ethan Allen, American patriot (b. 1738)
1799 - Frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer, dies at 67
1799 - Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italian biologist (b. 1729)
1804 - Immanuel Kant, German philosopher (Zum ewigen Frieden), dies at 79
1820 - Guillaume Albert Teniers, composer, dies at 71
1834 - Friedrich Schleiermacher, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 65
1837 - Ludwig Borne, writer, dies at 50
1861 - Hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72
1889 - Andrew Greenwood, cricketer (batted in Eng's 1st 2 Tests 1877), dies
1894 - Hans von Bülow, German pianist and composer (b. 1830)
1896 - Charles Louis Ambrose Thomas, French composer (Mignon), dies at 84
1896 - Isaac Murphy, jockey, 628 wins on 1,412 mounts (44.5%), dies at 35
1901 - Ramon de Campoamor bon Campoosorio, Spanish poet (Colon), dies at 83
1903 - Gaspar Núñez de Arce, Spanish dramatist and statesman (b. 1834)
1905 - Marcel Schwob, French writer/journalist (Coeur double), dies
1915 - Charles Emile Waldteufel, composer, dies at 77
1916 - J W Richard Dedekind, German mathematician, dies
1920 - Emile Sauret, composer, dies at 67
1920 - Jean Allemane, French socialist/communard (allemanisten), dies at 77
1920 - Ottalee Baker, Frank "Home Run" Baker's wife, dies at 31
1921 - Charles Leslie, cricketer (4 Tests England v Australia 1882-83), dies
1929 - Freiherr Albert von Schrenk-Notzing, Ger para-psychologist, dies at 66
1929 - Lillie Langtry, British singer and actress (b. 1853)
1931 - Samedbey Mehmandarov, Russian general (b. 1855)
1933 - Henri Duparc, French composer, dies at 85
1935 - Auguste Escoffier, French chef (b. 1846)
1942 - Grant Wood, US painter (American Gothic), dies at 49
1945 - ... de Jong, Dutch vicar/resistance fighter, executed
1945 - Henrietta Szold, founder (Hadassah, Youth Aliyah), dies
1945 - Walraven [Wally] van Hall, Dutch banker/resisted Nazis, executed at 39
1945 - Antonio Villa-Real, Filipino jurist (b. 1880)
1947 - Sidney Toler, actor (Charlie Chan, Dark Alibi), dies at 72
1949 - Hassan al Banna, Egyptian founder of the Muslim Brotherhood (b. 1906)
1951 - Choudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (b. 1897)
1954 - Dziga Vertov, [Kaufman], Russian dir (3 Songs of Lenin), dies at 58
1955 - Tom Moore, actor (Ladies be Seated, Majority Rules), dies at 71
1957 - Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Martha og Maria), dies at 82
1957 - Eric Alfred Knudsen, American folklorist (b. 1872)
1958 - Marcel Cachin, 1st communist French senator, dies at 88
1960 - Bobby Clark, vaudevillan (World's funniest circus clown), dies at 71
1965 - Henry Kulky, actor (Otto-Life of Riley), dies at 53
1969 - Johanna EFG Tourniaire, actress (Potasch & Perlemoer), dies at 80
1970 - Andre Souris, composer, dies at 79
1971 - George Shelton, actor (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 86
1971 - James Cash Penney, US founder (J C Penney), dies at 95
1973 - Benjamin Frankel, composer, dies at 67
1976 - James Clifton Williams, composer (Sinfonians), dies at 52
1976 - Sal Mineo, actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), stabbed at 37
1979 - Jean Renoir, French writer/director (Human Beast), dies at 84
1980 - Floyd Taliaferro Alderson, actor (Crossing Trails), dies
1980 - Muriel Rukeyser, American poet (b. 1913)
1981 - Jean Dixon, actress (Joy of Livng, You Only Live Once), dies
1982 - Cornelis Rijnsdorp, Dutch writer (Culprit), dies at 87
1982 - Hal Hooker, cricket (307 partners with Kippax for last wicket), dies
1982 - Victor Jory, actor (Adv of Tom Sawyer, 1st Lady, Jigsaw), dies at 79
1983 - Eubie Blake, ragtime-composer/pianist (Memories of You), dies at 100
1984 - Julio Cort zar, Argentina writer (Final del Juego), dies at 69
1984 - Anna Anderson, claimant to the throne of Russia (b. 1896)
1985 - Nicholas Colssanto, actor (Coach-Cheers), dies at 61
1986 - Guy Douglas Hamilton Warrack, composer, dies at 86
1986 - Sid Stone, comedian (Milton Berle Show), dies at 82
1987 - Lang Jeffries, Canadian actor (Skip-Rescue 8), dies at 55
1989 - Mauritius Balfoort, French/Flemish director, dies at 83
1989 - Thomas Bernhard, Dutch/Austrian writer (Heldenplatz), dies at 58
1991 - Edward A Blatt, director (Between 2 Worlds), dies at 88
1991 - Robert Wagner, mayor (NYC-D-1954-65), dies
1991 - Roger Patterson, American death metal bass player (b. 1968)
1992 - Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, boxing champ (Olympic-gold-1928), dies
1992 - Dorothy Tree, actress (Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Nazi Agent), dies
1992 - Ton Brandsteder, CEO (Sony Netherland BV), dies at 74
1993 - James Bulger, English child beaten to death at 2, by 10 yr old boys
1994 - Donald Judd, US furniture maker/architect/artist, dies at 65
1994 - Sue Rodriguez, Canadian assisted suicide advocate (b. 1950)
1995 - Earring George Mayweather, blues harmonica player, dies at 66
1995 - L Jansma, Fries publisher (Friese stamp), dies
1995 - Rachid Mimouni, Algerian author (L'Honneur de la Tribu), dies at 49
1995 - Terence Beckles, pianist/teacher, dies at 82
1995 - Tony Secunda, rock band manager, dies at 54
1996 - Roger Omond, journalist, dies at 51
1996 - Bob Shaw, Northern Irish novelist (b. 1931)
1997 - Nora Beloff, journalist, dies at 78
1997 - Walter Ritchie, sculptor, dies at 77
2000 - Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American musician (b. 1929)
2000 - Tom Landry, American football coach (b. 1924)
2000 - Andy Lewis, Australian musician (b. 1967)
2000 - Charles Schulz, American comics author (b. 1922)
2000 - Oliver, American pop singer (b. 1945)
2001 - Kristina Söderbaum, German actress (b. 1912)
2003 - Vali Myers, Australian painter (b. 1930)
2005 - Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (b. 1964)
2005 - Sammi Smith, American country music singer (b. 1943)
2007 - Randy Stone, American actor and casting director (b. 1958)
2007 - Peggy Gilbert, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1905)
2008 - Oscar Brodney, American screenwriter (b. 1907)
2010 - Nodar Kumaritashvili, Georgian luger (b. 1988)
2011 - Mato Damjanović, Croatian chess grandmaster (b. 1927)
2011 - Betty Garrett, American actress and dancer (b. 1919)
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Historical Events

1130 - Gregorio de' Papareschi elected as Pope Innocent II
1258 - Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed.
1349 - Jews are expelled from Burgsordf Switzerland
1503 - Disfida di Barletta - Famous challenge between 13 Italian and 13 French knights near Barletta.
1510 - Charles of Gelre conquerors Oldenzaal
1545 - Willem of Nassau becomes prince of Orange
1566 - St Augustine, Florida founded
1575 - Henry III of France is crowned at Rheims.
1575 - Henry III of France marries Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont.
1601 - John Lancaster leads 1st East India Company voyage from London
1633 - Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before Inquisition for professing belief that earth revolves around the Sun
1651 - Flemish missionary Joris van Geel departs to Congo
1668 - Treaty of Lisbon: Spain recognizes Portugal
1678 - Tycho Brahe 1st sketches "Tychonic system" of solar system
1689 - British Parliament adopts Bill of Rights
1692 - MacDonald clan murdered on orders of King William III
1692 - Massacre of Glencoe : About 78 Macdonalds at Glen Coe, Scotland are killed early in the morning for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange.
1693 - College of William & Mary opens
1706 - Battle at Fraustadt: Swedish army beats Russia/Saksen
1741 - Andrew Bedford publishes 1st American magazine (American Magazine)
1755 - Rebel leader Mangkubuni signs Treaty of Gianti Java
1777 - de Sade arrested without charge, imprisoned in Vincennes fortress
1782 - French fleet occupies St Christopher
1786 - Abraham Baldwin selected president of University of Georgia
1795 - 1st state university in US opens, University of North Carolina
1799 - 1st US law regulating insurance passed, by Massachusetts
1809 - French take Saragossa, Spain after a long siege
1815 - The Cambridge Union Society is founded.
1816 - -14] Teatro San Carlo in Naples destroyed by fire
1826 - American Temperance Society, forms in Boston
1832 - 1st appearance of cholera at London
1837 - Riot in New York due to a combination of poverty and increase in the cost of flour
1858 - Sir Richard Burton & John Speake explore Lake Tanganyika, Africa
1860 - King Basse Kajuara departs Boni South-Celebes
1861 - 1st military action to result in Congressional Medal of Honor, AZ
1861 - Abraham Lincoln declared president
1861 - Col Bernard Irwin attacks & defeats hostile Chiricahua Indians
1862 - -Feb 16th) Siege of Ft Donelson TN
1864 - Miridian Campaign fighting at Chunky Creek & Wyatt, Mississippi
1866 - Jesse James holds up his 1st bank, Liberty, Missouri ($15,000)
1867 - Johann Strauss' "Blue Danube" waltz premieres in Vienna
1880 - Work begins on the covering of the Senne, burying Brussels's primary river and creating the modern central boulevards.
1881 - The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert.
1886 - Painter Thomas Eakins resigns from Philadelphia Academy of Art after controversial over use of male nudes in a coed art class
1895 - Moving picture projector patented
1899 - -16°F (-27°C), Minden Louisiana (state record)
1899 - -1°F (-18°C) New Orleans, La
1899 - -2°F (-19°C) Tallahassee, Florida (state record)
1905 - -29°F (-34°C) Pond, Arkansas (state record)
1905 - -40°F (-40°C) Lebanon, Kansas (state record)
1905 - -40°F (-40°C) Warsaw, Missouri (state record)
1907 - English suffragettes storm British Parliament & 60 women are arrested
1912 - England regains cricket's Ashes
1914 - American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers-ASCAP forms in NYC
1920 - National Negro Baseball League organizes
1920 - League of Nations recognizes perpetual neutrality of Switzerland
1920 - Switzerland rejoin League of Nations
1923 - 1st Black pro Basketball team, "Renaissance," organizes
1924 - King Tut's tomb opened
1925 - US Congress makes Surpreme Court appeal more difficult
1927 - Uprising against Portuguese regime of Gen Carmona defeated
1929 - Cruiser Act: OKs construction of 19 new cruisers & an aircraft carrier
1929 - Vladimir Mayakofsky's "Klop," premieres in Moscow
1932 - "Free Eats" introduces George "Spanky" McFarland to "Our Gang"
1934 - Austrian Dollfuss government bans socialistic party
1934 - The Soviet steamship Cheliuskin sinks in the Arctic Ocean.
1935 - 1st US surgical operation for relief of angina pectoris, Cleveland
1935 - Bruno Hauptmann found guilty of kidnap & murder of Lindbergh's infant
1937 - "Prince Valiant" comic strip appears; known for historical detail
1937 - Bradman scores 123 SA v Queensland, 165 mins, 10-4s 1-6 in cricket
1937 - Maribel Vinson wins her 9th US figure skating championship
1937 - NFL Boston Redskins move to Wash DC
1937 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
1937 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
1940 - Bradman scores 209* in 161 minutes for South Aust at the WACA
1941 - Nazi leaders attack Dutch Jewish Council
1942 - Hitler's Operation Sealion (invasion of England) cancelled
1943 - German assault on Sidi Bou Zid Tunisia, Gen Eisenhower visits front
1943 - Women's Marine Corps created
1945 - Allied planes bomb Dresden Germany; 135,000 die
1945 - Gerbrandy British government refuses Dutch Jewish right to buy
1945 - USSR captures Budapest, after 49-day battle with Germany; 159,000 die
1946 - "Duchess Misbehaves" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 5 performances
1948 - Andy Ganteaume scores 112 for W Indies in only Test Cricket innings
1948 - Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Lannoy & Baugniet of BEL
1948 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Richard Button USA
1948 - Wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to US from England
1952 - Rocky Marciano defeated Lee Savold for his 39th straight win
1953 - A's change name of Shibe Park to Connie Mack Stadium
1954 - Frank Selvey scores 100 points for Furman beating Newberry 149-95
1955 - Israel acquires 4 of 7 Dead Sea scrolls
1955 - KRCG TV channel 13 in Jefferson City, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 - Patty Berg wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
1956 - KYW-AM in Philadelphia Penn gives calls to WTAM (now WWWE) Cleveland
1957 - Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans
1959 - Barbie doll goes on sale
1959 - Miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns
1960 - "Beg, Borrow or Steal" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 perfs
1960 - "Saratoga" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 performances
1960 - France performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria
1961 - Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Bros Records
1961 - Soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus
1965 - Peggy Fleming, 16, wins ladies senior figure skating title
1965 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
1965 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti
1966 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1968 - US sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam
1969 - Mary Hopkin's Postcard album on Apple is released
1969 - Suriname government of Pengel resigns
1970 - Man-eating tiger is reported to have killed 48, 80 km from New Delhi
1970 - NL offices begins move from Cin to SF (completed Feb 23)
1971 - 12,000 South Vietnamese troops cross into Laos
1971 - Golfing VP Spiro Agnew hits 2 tee shots into crowd, injuring 2
1972 - "1776" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,217 performances
1972 - "Grease" opens on Broadway
1972 - 11th Winter Olympic games close at Sapporo, Japan
1973 - Musical "El Grande de Coca-Cola," premieres in NYC
1973 - US dollar devalues 10%
1974 - "Rainbow Jones" opens & closes at Music Box Theater NYC
1974 - Dissident Nobel writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from USSR
1974 - James "Cool Papa" Bell is named to baseball's Hall of Fame
1975 - Cyprus premier Denktash procliams Turkish-Cypriot Federation
1976 - Dorothy Hamill wins Olympic figure-skating gold, Innsbruck, Austria
1976 - Peter Casserly of NZ hand-sheers record 353 lambs in 9 holes
1977 - "Guys & Dolls" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 239 performances
1977 - "Ipi Tombi" closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 39 performances
1977 - "Robber Bridegroom" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 145 perfs
1977 - Eric Heiden is 1st American to win world speed skating championship
1977 - Pam Higgins wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic
1978 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 - 2nd Emmy Sports Award presentation
1979 - Washington State's Hood Canal Bridge breaks up in windstorm
1980 - Apollo Computer Inc incorporated
1980 - NZ beats West Indies by one wicket in cricket at Dunedin
1981 - Longest sentence published by NY Times-1286 words
1981 - A series of sewer explosions destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky.
1982 - Dark Side of the Moon, is on charts for 402nd week
1982 - Islander's Bryan Trottier scores 5 goals against Flyers
1983 - "Merlin" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 199 performances
1983 - 33rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-123 at LA
1983 - Australia beats NZ 2-0 to win World Series Cup
1983 - Donna White wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
1983 - E Bernstein, Levinson & Link's musical "Merlin" premieres in NYC
1983 - World Boxing Council becomes 1st to cut boxing from 15 to 12 rounds
1984 - 6 year old Texan Stormie Jones gets 1st heart & liver transplant
1984 - Konstantin Chernenko succeeds Yuri Andropov as USSR leader
1985 - Dow Jones closes at 1297.92 (record high) after topping 1300 earlier
1985 - Polish police arrests 7 Solidarity leaders
1987 - Tigers' Jack Morris awarded $1.85 million salary by arbitrator
1988 - 15th Winter Olympic games opens at Calgary, Canada
1988 - Christine Wachtel runs world record 800m indoor (1:56:40)
1988 - European Community plans removal of inner boundaries on Jan 1, 1992
1988 - Heike Dreschler long jumps world record indoor (7.37m)
1988 - Ronald Weigel runs unofficial world record speed walking (18:11.41)
1989 - Kidnapped Belgian Premier Vanden Boeynants freed
1989 - Salvadoran army attacks Encuentros hospital, rapes, kills patients
1989 - Oklahoma football player Charles Thompson is charged with selling cocaine; he is later sentenced to 2 years in prison
1990 - 50 killed at Inkatha-UDF battle in Natal, South Africa
1990 - Larry Bird (Celtics) ends NBA free throw streak of 71 games
1990 - US, England, France & England give Germany OK to reunify
1991 - Syria tells Germany they are ready to recognize Israel
1991 - US bombs Iraqi air raid shelter, killing 334
1991 - US air raid on the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad kills more than 408 civilians
1992 - "Most Happy Fella" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 229 performances
1992 - Jose Canseco repeatedly rams his Porsche into wife Esther's BMW
1992 - West beats East 14 to 9 in Major Soccer League all star game
1993 - Ljubow Kremljowa runs world record 1000m indoor (2:34:84)
1993 - Merlene Ottey runs world record 200m indoor (21.87 sec)
1993 - Sergei Bubka pole vaults indoor record (6.14 m)
1994 - 44th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 127-118 at Minneapolis
1994 - Inna Lassovskaya jumps world record 14.9m
1994 - Johann Olav Koss skates world record 5000m 6:34,96
1994 - Ship disaster near Ranong Thailand, kills 200
1995 - Howard Stern radio show premieres in San Diego CA on KIOZ 105.3 FM
1995 - West Indies beat NZ by innings & 332, Courtney Walsh 13-55
1996 - Howard Stern announces he will be making the film "Private Parts"
1996 - Rock musical "Rent," by Jonathan Larson, opens off-Broadway
1997 - "Three Sisters," opens at Criterion Theater NYC
1997 - Discovery captures Hubble Space Telescope
2000 - The last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.
2001 - An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
2004 - The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics discovers the universe's largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093.
2007 - Taiwan opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou resigns as the chairman of the Kuomintang party after being indicted by the Taiwan High Prosecutors Office on charges of embezzlement during his tenure as the mayor of Taipei; Ma also announces his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election.
2008 - Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes an historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations.
2009 - Unix time passed 1,234,567,890 seconds February 13, 2009 at exactly 23:31:30 (UTC).
2010 - A bombing at the German Bakery in Pune, India, kills 10 and injures 60 more.

Famous Birthdays

711 BC - Jimmu, Japanese emperor (d. 585 DC)
1440 - Hartmann Schedel, German physician/humanist/historian
1457 - Mary of Burgundy, daughter of Charles the Bold and wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1482)
1480 - Girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1542)
1599 - Alexander VII, [Fabio Chigi], Siena Italy, pope (1655-67)
1610 - Jean de la Badie, French divine, founder of Lagardists
1622 - Adam Pijnacker, landscape painter/etcher, baptized
1658 - Jan B Wellekens, Dutch poet/painter
1660 - Johann Sigismund Kusser, composer
1672 - Étienne François Geoffroy, French chemist (d. 1731)
1682 - Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Venice, painter (Fortune Teller)
1713 - Domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas, composer
1721 - John Reid, composer
1728 - John Hunter, Scottish surgeon (d. 1793)
1743 - Joseph Banks, English botanist and naturalist (d. 1820)
1754 - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, French politician (d. 1838)
1755 - Francois Alexander Sallantin, composer
1756 - Joannes van der Linden, lawyer/judge (Ware Pleiter)
1757 - John C Hespe, Dutch journalist/politician
1764 - Talleyrand, France/Napolean's foreign minster
1768 - Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French marshal (d. 1835)
1769 - Ivan Krylov, Russian fabulist (d. 1844)
1778 - Fernando Sor, composer
1787 - James P Carrell, composer
1805 - David Dudley Field, lawyer/law codifier
1805 - Peter G L Dirichlet, Germany, number theorist/analysist
1807 - Bartolommea Capitanio, Italian monastery founder (Liefdezusters)
1813 - Charles Pierre Schimpf, governor of Suriname (1855-59)
1820 - Bela Albrecht Pal Keler, composer
1822 - Lev A Mej, Russian nobleman/poet
1829 - Gerard Keller, writer (Netherlands Spectator)
1831 - John Aaron Rawlins, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1869
1833 - William Whedbee Kirkland, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1915
1835 - Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (d. 1908)
1837 - Valentin de Zubiaurre y Unionbarrenechea, composer
1840 - Georg Jacobi, composer
1849 - Lord Randolph Churchill, England, politician, Winston's father
1852 - Johan L E Dreyer, Danish astronomer (New gen catalogue of nebulae)
1855 - Paul Deschanel, French President (d. 1922)
1859 - Frank van de Goes, Dutch writer/marxist theorist
1859 - William Strang, Scottish painter/engraver
1861 - Uchimura Kanzo, Tokyo, religious writer (How I Became a Christian)
1862 - Karel Weis, composer
1870 - Leopold Godowsky, Lithuania, virtuoso pianist/composer
1874 - Hendrik Spiekman, Dutch politician (social-democratic)
1876 - Fritz Buelow, German-born American baseball player (d. 1933)
1877 - Jazeps Medins, composer
1879 - Sarojini Naidu, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1949)
1881 - Eleanor Farjeon, English writer (Martin Pippin)
1883 - Bainbridge Crist, composer
1883 - Harold "Hal" Chase, baseball player/manager
1884 - Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American athlete, inventor, and businessman (d. 1961)
1885 - Elizabeth Virginia [Bess] Truman, US 1st lady (1945-52)
1887 - Alvin York, famed US soldier with 25 kills in WW I
1888 - Georgios Papandreou, Greek prefect of Lesbos/minister/premier
1888 - Heintje Davids, [Hendrika], Dutch revue star
1891 - Kate Roberts, Welsh nationalist and writer (d. 1985)
1892 - Grant Wood, US, painter (American Gothic)
1892 - Robert Houghwout Jackson, 84th Supreme Court justice (1941-54)
1893 - Ana Pauker-Rabensohn, Romania, communist/foreign minister (1945-52)
1895 - Fred Essler, Austria, actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown, Saratoga Trunk)
1898 - Neville Pearson, English publisher
1902 - Blair Moody, New Haven Ct, (Sen-Mich)
1902 - Karl Menger, Austria/US mathematician (theory of dimension)
1903 - Georges Simenon, Belgium, mystery writer (Snow Was Black)
1906 - Agostinho da Silva, Portuguese philosopher (d. 1994)
1907 - Katy de la Cruz, Filipino singer (d. 2004)
1908 - Gerald Strang, Claresholm Canada, composer
1908 - Pauline Frederick, journalist/correspondent (UN, NBC TV)
1908 - Sulo Nurmela, Finland, 4 X 100K relay skier (Olympic-gold-1936)
1910 - William B Shockley, London, US physicist (Nobel 1956), racist
1911 - Jean Muir Fullarton, actress
1912 - French J Van den Brande, Flemish actor
1912 - Jose de Capriles, US, fencer (Olympic-1936, 48, 52)
1912 - Margaretta Scott, actress (Crescendo, Where's Charley, Counterblast)
1913 - Arthur Carleton Hetherington, public servant
1913 - Guiseppe Dossetti, politician/priest
1914 - Earl Cadogan, British large landowner (Military Cross)
1914 - George Kleinsinger, San Bernardino CA, composer (Tubby the Tuba)
1915 - Lyle Betther, Phila, actor (Harry-Grand Jury, Lone Ranger)
1915 - Aung San, Burmese general and politician (d. 1947)
1916 - James Griffith, LA California, actor (Sheriff of Cochise)
1917 - Polly Rose, actress (Myrtle-Love That Jill)
1918 - Helen Stephens, Fulton Mo, 100m runner (Olympic-gold-1936)
1918 - Patty Berg, Minneapolis MN, LPGA golfer (1938 US Amateur)
1919 - Eddie Robinson, winningest college football coach (Grambling)
1919 - Joan Edwards, NYC, vocalist (Joan Edwards Show)
1919 - Tennessee Ernie Ford, Bristol Tn, country vocalist/actor (pea picker)
1920 - Bryant Boudleaux, Shellman Ga, rock writer (Bye Bye Love)
1920 - Eileen Farrell, Willimantic Conn, opera soprano (Interrupted Melody)
1921 - Henk van Galen Last, Dutch journalist
1921 - Zao-Wou-Ki, Chinese/French painter/graphic artist
1922 - Lord Pym of Sandy, British minister of foreign affairs
1922 - Gordon Tullock, American economist
1923 - Chuck Yeagar, US test pilot (1st man to break sound barrier)
1923 - Michael Anthony Bilandic, American politician (d. 2002)
1923 - Yfrah Neaman, Lebanese violinist (d. 2003)
1924 - Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French economist/politician
1925 - Gene Ames, singer
1925 - Jan Arends, Dutch poet/author
1926 - Barney Childs, composer
1927 - Harry Wich, Dutch set designer
1929 - Omar Torrijos Herrera, president Panama
1930 - Dotty McGuire, Middletown Oh, vocalist (McGuire Sisters)
1930 - Ernst Fuchs, Austrian artist
1931 - Marjorie Jackson, Austria, 100m/200m dash (Oly-gold-1952) [or Sep 13]
1932 - Susan Oliver, American actress (d. 1990)
1933 - Caroline Blakiston, actress (At Bertram's Hotel)
1933 - Emanuel Ungaro, France, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1969)
1933 - Kim Novak, [Marilyn], Chicago Ill, actress (Vertigo, Of Human Bondage)
1933 - Paul Biya, president of Cameroon (1982- )
1934 - George Segal, actor/banjo player (Carbon Copy, Fun with Dick & Jane)
1935 - Tommy Jacobs, golfer
1935 - Dr. Don Panoz, American entrepreneur and motorsports impresario (ALMS)
1936 - John Harris, British(?) cricket player
1936 - Leamon King, Tulare California, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-gold-1956)
1937 - Sigmund Jaehn, German DR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 31/29)
1937 - Susan Oliver, NYC, actress (Ann-Peyton Place, Star Trek-Cage)
1937 - Ali El-Maak, Sudanese writer (d. 1992)
1938 - Oliver Reed, London England, actor (Big Sleep)
1939 - Valery Illych Rozhdestvensky, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 23)
1939 - Beate Klarsfeld, German Nazi hunter
1941 - Bo Svenson, Goteborg Sweden, actor (North Dallas 40, Walking Tall)
1941 - Andrea Conte, First Lady of Tennessee
1941 - Sigmar Polke, German painter
1942 - Carol Lynley, NYC, actress (Night Stalker, Fantasy Island, Immortal)
1942 - Donald E Williams, Lafayette Ind, Capt USN/astro (STS 51D, STS 34)
1942 - Peter Tork, American musician and actor (The Monkees)
1943 - F C Delius, writer
1943 - Leo Frankowski, US, sci-fi author (High Tech Knight, Flying Warlord)
1944 - Jerry Springer, London England, talk show host (Jerry Springer Show)
1944 - Peter Tork, Wash DC, singer/actor (Monkees-Last Train to Clarksville)
1944 - Sal Bando, baseball player (Oakland A's)
1944 - Stockard Channing, NYC, actress (Grease, Big Bus, Without a Trace)
1944 - Rebop Kwaku Baah, Nigerian percussionist (d. 1983)
1944 - Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor (d. 2006)
1945 - Keith Nichols, jazz pianist
1945 - King Floyd, rocker
1945 - Roy Dyke, Liverpool, rock drummer (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke)
1945 - David Tremlett, English Artist
1946 - Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German director/actor (Ehe der Maria Braun)
1946 - Louis Kondos, Greek actor
1947 - Mike Krzyzewski, basketball coach
1947 - Tony Butler, rock bassist (Big Country-It's a Big Country, Wonderland)
1950 - Leonard Pascoe, cricketer (dynamic Aussie quick 1977-82)
1950 - Peter Gabriel, Surrey England, rock vocalist (Genesis, In Your Eyes)
1951 - David Naughton, Hartford Ct, actor (My Sister Sam, Separate Vacations)
1951 - Greg Fulginiti, American mastering engineer
1952 - David Puilum Choi, Hong Kong, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1952 - Ed Gagliardi, NYC, rock bassist (Foreigner-Cold As Ice)
1952 - Freddy Maertens, Belgian cyclist
1953 - Sharon Wyatt, Lebanon Tenn, actress (Tiffany-General Hospital)
1953 - Suleiman Nyambui, Tanzanian runner (world record 5k indoor)
1953 - Rico J. Puno, Filipino pop singer
1955 - Jan de Ligt, Dutch saxophonist (I've Got the Bullets)
1955 - Scott Smith, rock bassist (Loverboy-Get Lucky)
1955 - Joe Birkett, American lawyer
1956 - Liam Brady, British soccer player
1956 - Peter Hook, English rock bassist (New Order-Round & Round, Run)
1956 - Richard Eden, actor (Brick-Santa Barbara, Solar Crisis, Robocop)
1956 - Yiannis Kouros, Greek-Australian runner
1956 - Princess Alia bint Al Hussein, Jordanian Royal Family member
1957 - Doris King, Nashville Tenn, vocalist (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel)
1957 - Thelston Payne, cricket wicket-keeper (WI 1986)
1957 - Denise Austin, American fitness expert
1958 - Mark Fox, congas/percussionist (Haircut 100-Nobody's Fool)
1958 - Pernilla August, Swedish actress
1958 - Marc Emery, Canadian cannabis activist
1958 - Derek Riggs, British artist
1958 - Tip Tipping, British actor and stuntman (d. 1993)
1959 - Gaston Gingras, National Hockey League defenceman
1959 - Gord Hampson, Canadian ice hockey player
1960 - Kelly McCormick, Anaheim California, diver (Olympic-silver-1984)
1960 - Matt Salinger, Windsor VT, actor (Capt America, Deadly Deception)
1960 - Michael Craig, rock bassist (Culture Club-Do You Want to Hurt Me)
1960 - Pierluigi Collina, Italian football referee
1960 - Gary Patterson, American football coach
1960 - Artur Yusupov, Russian-German chess player
1961 - Henry Rollins, US vocalist/poet (Big Ugly Mouth, Talking From the Box)
1961 - Kyi Hla Han, Yangon, Australasia golfer
1961 - Les Warner, rocker (Cult-Fire Woman)
1962 - Jackie Silva, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, volleyballer (Pan Am-Bronze)
1962 - Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, American politician
1963 - Penelope Ann Miller, actress (Awakenings, Chaplin, Freshman) [or 1/13]
1963 - Roberta Vasquez, LA California, playmate (November, 1984)
1964 - Evi Strasser, Bavaria German, equestrian (Olympics-96)
1964 - Mark Patton, American actor
1964 - Ylva Johansson, Swedish politician
1965 - Kenny Harrison, Milwaukee Wisc, triple jumper
1965 - Stephen Manley, LA California, actor (Donny-Married the 1st Year)
1966 - Freedom Williams, rock vocalist (C&C Music Factory-Everbody Dance Now)
1966 - Tally Chanel, Tel Aviv Israel, actress (Warrior Queen)
1967 - Bas Roorda, soccer player (FC Groningen) [or Feb 21]
1967 - Eddie Pye, US baseball infielder (LA Dodgers)
1967 - Melanie Denise Bridges, Derry NH, Miss NH-America (1991)
1967 - Stanimir Stoilov, Bulgarian footballer and coach
1968 - Matt Mieske, US baseball outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
1969 - Ahlam, Bahraini singer
1970 - Kevin Stocker, US baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
1970 - Ruben Brown, NFL guard (Buffalo Bills)
1970 - Vernon Patao, 141 lbs (64 kg) US weightlifter (alt-Olympics-1996)
1970 - Karoline Krüger, Norwegian singer
1971 - Jim Reid, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers)
1971 - Mats Sundin, Bromma SWE, NHL center (Team Sweden, Toronto Maple Leafs)
1971 - Shelly Hammonds, NFL safety (Minnesota Vikings)
1971 - Todd Williams, US baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers)
1971 - Sonia, British singer
1972 - Charlie Garner, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
1972 - Juha Ylonen, Helsinki FIN, NHL forward (Oly-Bronze-1998, Phoenix)
1973 - Willie Smith, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)
1974 - Anthony Mortas, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
1974 - Gus Hansen, Danish professional poker player
1974 - Robbie Williams, English singer
1974 - Jeff Duran, American radio personality
1975 - Mark Gerald Keddell, Christchurch NZ, 200m (Olympics-96)
1975 - Iván González, Puerto Rican writer and musician
1976 - Martin Sastre, Uruguayan artist
1976 - Feist, Canadian singer and songwriter
1976 - Dave Padden, Canadian musician (Annihilator)
1977 - Randy Moss, American football player
1977 - Ben Collins, British racing driver
1978 - Hamish Glencross, Scottish guitarist My Dying Bride
1978 - Mini Anden, Swedish model and actress
1979 - Julie Nagle, Miss North Dakota Teen USA (1997)
1979 - Rafael Márquez, Mexican footballer
1979 - Mena Suvari, American actress
1980 - Kristy Powell, Fla, gymnast (Olympics-96)
1980 - Sebastian Kehl, German footballer
1981 - Luisão, Brazilian footballer
1981 - Liam Miller, Irish footballer
1981 - Luke Ridnour, American basketball player
1982 - Michael Turner, Running Back for the San Diego Chargers
1982 - Lanisha Cole, American model
1985 - Alexandros Tziolis, Greek footballer
1985 - Kwak Ji-min, South Korean actress
1985 - David Padgett, American basketball player
1986 - Luke Moore, English footballer
1986 - Jamie Murray, Scottish tennis player
1989 - Rhys Palmer, Australian footballer
1989 - Rodrigo Possebon, Brazilian Footballer
1989 - Carly McKillip, Canadian actress
1990 - Olivia Allison, British synchronized swimmer

Famous Deaths

858 - Kenneth I of Scotland
1130 - Honorius II, [Lamberto], Pope (1124-30), dies
1141 - Béla II of Hungary (b. 1110)
1199 - Stefanus Nemanja (Symeon), monk, dies
1219 - Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun (b. 1192)
1237 - Jordanus of Saxon, 2nd general of Dominicans, drowns
1315 - Jean I of Chalon-Arlay, mayor of Neuchôtel, dies
1332 - Andronicus II Paleologus, Byzantine emperor (1282-1328)/monk, dies
1539 - Isabella d'Este, Marquise of Mantua (b. 1474)
1542 - Catharine Howard, queen of England/5th wife of Henry VIII, beheaded
1585 - Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish Jesuit biblical scholar (b. 1515)
1592 - Jacopo Bassano, Italian painter
1600 - Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Italian painter (b. 1538)
1602 - Alexander Nowell, English churchman, dean of St Paul's, dies
1608 - Konstanty Wasyl Ostrogski, Lithuanian prince (b. 1526)
1624 - Stephen Gosson, English satirist (b. 1554)
1629 - Girolamo Giacobbi, composer, dies at 61
1635 - Georg R Weckerlin, German poet, dies at 50
1660 - Charles X Gustaaf, king of Sweden (1654-60), dies at 37
1662 - Elisabeth Stuart, English daughter of James I, dies at 65
1662 - Elizabeth Stuart (b. 1596)
1693 - Johann Kaspar von Kerll, German composer, dies at 65
1724 - Francisco Jose Coutinho, composer, dies at 43
1727 - William Wotton, English scholar (b. 1666)
1728 - Cotton Mather, American Puritan minister (b. 1663)
1732 - Charles-René d'Hozier, French historian (b. 1640)
1741 - Johann Joseph Fux, Austrian composer/music theorist, dies at about 80
1784 - Charles Gravier, French earl of Vergennes/min of For affairs, dies
1787 - Ruđer Bošković, Croatian scientist and diplomat (b. 1711)
1787 - Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French statesman and diplomat (b. 1717)
1798 - Wilhelm H Wackenroder, German writer (Fantasies of Art), dies at 24
1813 - Samuel Ashe, Governor of North Carolina (b. 1725)
1814 - Augustin Holler, composer, dies at 69
1818 - George Rogers Clark, American military leader (b. 1752)
1826 - Petr Alekseevich Pahlen, Russian general (b. 1745)
1837 - Mariano José de Larra, Spanish journalist and writer (b. 1809
1841 - Thomas Ainsworth, English/Dutch industrialist, dies at 45
1845 - Henrik Steffens, Norwegian-German philosopher (b. 1773)
1849 - Christian Rummel, composer, dies at 61
1873 - Petrus AS van Limburg Brouwer, [Abraham van Luik], literary, dies
1882 - Henry Highland Garnet, diplomat, dies in Monrovia Liberia at 66
1883 - Pavel Melnikov, [Petsjerski], Russian historian, dies at 64
1883 - Wilhelm Richard Wagner, composer, dies at 69
1888 - Jean Baptiste Lamy, 1st Archbishop of Santa Fe (b. 1814)
1889 - João Maurício Wanderley, Brazilian magistrate and politician (b. 1885)
1891 - David Dixon Porter, US rear admiral (Union), dies at 77
1893 - Ignacio M Altamirano, Mexican author (El Zarco), dies at 58
1894 - Franjo Racki, Croatian historian/politician, dies at 65
1896 - Karl Reinthaler, composer, dies at 73
1905 - Konstantin Savitsky, Russian painter (b. 1844)
1906 - Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter (b. 1866)
1907 - Marcel Bertrand, French mine engineer, dies at 59
1917 - Joel Angel, Russian musicologist/composer, dies at 48
1921 - Willem P C Knuttel, Dutch bibliography/librarian, dies at 67
1927 - Brooks Adams, US philosopher (New Empire), dies at 78
1935 - Violet Paget, British author (Gospels of Anarchy), dies at 78
1937 - C A Bernoulli, writer, dies
1942 - Epitácio Pessoa, Brazilian president (b. 1865)
1943 - William Walraven, journalist/writer (Neglected Grouser), dies at 55
1945 - George Studd, cricketer (4 Tests with brother v Aus 1882-83), dies
1950 - Rafael Sabatini, Italian author (b. 1875)
1951 - Lloyd C. Douglas, American author (b. 1877)
1952 - Alfred Einstein, German/US musicologist, dies at 71
1952 - Josephine Tey, English author (b. 1896)
1958 - Georges Rouault, French painter (Christ aux outrages), dies at 86
1958 - Dame Christabel Pankhurst, a leading suffragette (English) "Queen of the mob" (b.1880)
1959 - William L Axt, composer, dies at 70
1960 - Delmar G Roos, designer of jeep, dies at 79
1963 - Harry Steers, bowling hall of famer, dies
1964 - Werner Heyde, German psyhiatrist (b. 1902)
1965 - Jerry Burke, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies
1965 - William H Kilpatrick, US mathematician/philosopher, dies at 93
1966 - Elio Vittorini, writer, dies
1968 - Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, dies at 87
1968 - Mae Marsh, actress (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), dies at 72
1970 - Herbert Strudwick, cricketer (28 Tests for Engld, ct 60 stp 12), dies
1975 - Dagmar Godowsky, actress (Common Law, Red Lights), dies at 78
1975 - Eric Harding Thiman, composer, dies at 74
1975 - Henry P Van Dusen, US protestant theologist, dies at 77
1976 - General Murtala Mohammed, head of Nigeria, killed during a coup
1976 - Lily Pons, French/US soprano/opera diva (Met Opera), dies at 71
1977 - Jack Gardner, actor (Wild Bill Hickok, 3 Russian Girls), dies at 77
1979 - Jean Renoir, actor/director (Rules of the Game), dies at 84
1980 - David Janssen, [Meyer], actor (Fugitive, Harry O), dies at 49
1982 - Zeng Jinlian, Hunan China, grew to 8'1" (tallest woman), dies at 17
1983 - Marian Nixon, actress (Dr Bull, Sweepstakes), dies of cancer at 78
1984 - Andre Stander, South African police captain and bank robber (b. 1946)
1987 - M L "Curly" Page, cricketer (NZ Test capt 1933), dies
1989 - Wayne Hays, American politician (b. 1911)
1990 - Ken Lynch, actor (Paratroop Command, Legend of Tom Dooley), dies at 79
1991 - Bernard Sauer, Yiddish actor, dies of heart attack at 67
1991 - Eddie Bartell, actor (Every Night at Eight), dies at 83
1992 - Bob den Uyl, Dutch journalist/writer (Restless Travel), dies at 61
1992 - Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
1993 - Agatha Hagtingius-Seger, Dutch author (Sparkles Chain), dies at 91
1994 - Michael Francis Morris Lindsay, orientalist, dies at 84
1994 - Theo Bitter, Dutch painter/set designer, dies at 79
1995 - Abdelhafid Said, Algerian student leader, murdered
1995 - Alberto Burri, Ital's physician/sculptor/painter), dies at 79
1995 - Azeddine Medjoubi, head Algerian nationally theater, murdered at 49
1995 - Joan A C Ramsey nee Hamilton, lady Ramsey of Canterbury, dies at 84
1995 - Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair, saxophonist, dies at 68
1996 - Daniel K Womack, singer/guitarist, dies at 91
1996 - Martin Balsam, actor (Archie's Place), dies at 76
1997 - Mark Krasnosel'skii, Russian-Ukrainian mathematician (b. 1920),Jessica Browne,singer and dancer
1998 - Jo Clayton, author, Cancer Died, Drums of Chaos, dies at 58
2000 - James Cooke Brown, American author and inventor (b. 1921)
2002 - Waylon Jennings, American musician (b. 1937)
2003 - Kid Gavilan, Cuban boxer (b. 1926)
2003 - Axel Jensen, Norwegian author (b. 1932)
2003 - Walt Rostow, U.S. government official (b. 1916)
2004 - Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, Chechen leader (b. 1952)
2005 - Nelson Briles, baseball player (b. 1943)
2005 - Lúcia Santos, Carmelite nun and Fatima visionary (b. 1907)
2005 - Maurice Trintignant, French race car driver (b. 1917)
2005 - Dick Weber, American professional bowler (b. 1929)
2005 - Emilios T. Harlaftis, Greek astrophysicist (b. 1965)
2006 - Andreas Katsulas, Greek-American actor (b. 1946)
2006 - Peter Frederick Strawson, British philosopher (b. 1919)
2007 - Elizabeth Jolley, Australian writer (b. 1923)
2007 - Charlie Norwood, American politician (b. 1941)
2007 - Richard Gordon Wakeford, Air Marshal, Royal Air Force (b. 1922)
2007 - Johanna Sällström, Swedish actress (b. 1974)
2008 - Roger Voisin, Trumpet player, Boston Symphony (b. 1918)
2010 - John Reed, British singer of Gilbert & Sullivan (b. 1916)
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Historical Events

842 - Charles II & Louis the German sign treaty
1009 - First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.
1014 - Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry II, Roman German emperor
1076 - Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV
1130 - Jewish Cardinal Pietro Pierleone elected as anti-pope Anacletus II
1540 - Emperor Charles V enters Ghent without resistance, executes rebels
1556 - Archbishop Thomas Cranmer declared a heretic
1610 - Polish king Sigismund III, Forges Dimitri #2 & Romanov family sign covenant against czar Vasili Shushki
1613 - King James I's daughter Elizabeth marries Frederik
1630 - Dutch fleet of 69 ships reaches Pernambuco Brazil
1670 - Roman Catholic emperor Leopold I chases Jews out of Vienna
1689 - English parliament places Mary Stuart/Prince Willem III on the throne
1711 - Handel's opera Rinaldo, premieres
1743 - Henry Pelham becomes British Prime Minister.
1746 - Henry Pelham appointed English premier
1766 - Dutch governor Falck signs Treaty of Batticaloa with rebels
1778 - "Stars & Stripes" arrives in foreign port for 1st time (France)
1794 - 1st US textile machinery patent granted, to James Davenport, Phila
1803 - Apple parer patented by Moses Coats, Downington, Penn
1803 - Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of U.S. Congress that conflicts with the Constitution is void.
1804 - Karadjordje leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
1831 - Ras Marye of Yejju marches into Tigray and defeats and kills Dejazmach Sabagadis in the Battle of Debre Abbay.
1848 - James K Polk became 1st pres photographed in office (Matthew Brady)
1849 - In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken.
1855 - Texas is linked by telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas.
1859 - Oregon admitted as 33rd state
1862 - Galena, 1st US iron-clad warship for service at sea, launched, Conn
1867 - Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Co issues 1st policy
1867 - Morehouse College organizes (Augusta Georgia)
1872 - 1st state bird refuge authorized (Lake Merritt CA)
1876 - A G Bell & Elisha Gray apply separately for telephone patents Supreme Court eventually rules Bell rightful inventor
1879 - Chilean troops occupy Antofagasta
1883 - 1st state labor union legislation; NJ legalizes unions
1887 - Cubs sell Mike King Kelly to Boston for record $10,000
1889 - 1st train load of fruit (oranges) leaves LA for east
1890 - 1st NSW v South Australia 1st-class cricket game
1894 - Venus is both a morning star & evening star
1895 - Oscar Wilde's "Importance of Being Earnest," opens in London
1896 - George Lohmann takes a hat-trick v South Africa, 8-7 for inning
1896 - South Africa all out for 30 v England - their lowest ever
1896 - Stanley Cup: Winnipeg Victorias beat Montreal Victorias, 2-0
1896 - Theodor Herzl publishes "Der Judenstaat"
1899 - US Congress begins using voting machines
1900 - Date of events in movie "Picnic at Hanging Rock"
1900 - Russia responds to international pressure to free Finland by tightening imperial control over the country.
1903 - US Dept of Commerce & Labor forms
1907 - 1st US fox hound association forms in NYC
1912 - 1st US submarines with diesel engines commissioned, Groton, Ct
1912 - Arizona was admitted to the Union as the 48th state
1914 - High Council of Labor forms in Hague Netherlands
1918 - H Atteridge & S Rombergs musical "Sinbad," premieres in NYC
1918 - USSR adopts New Style (Gregorian) calendar (originally Feb 1)
1919 - United Parcel Service forms
1919 - The Polish-Soviet War begins.
1920 - League of Women Voters forms in Chicago
1921 - Canadian 5 cent nickel coin is authorized
1921 - Little Review faces obscenity charges for publishing "Ulysses," NY
1924 - IBM Corporation founded by Thomas Watson
1925 - State of emergency crisis in Bayern ends, NSDAP re-allowed
1929 - St Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, 7 gangsters killed
1931 - Bradman scores 152 Aust v WI, 154 minutes, 13 fours 2 fives
1931 - Spanish government of General Damasco Berenguer falls
1932 - South Africa all out for 36 in 1st innings v Aust (Ironmonger 5-6)
1934 - NHL Ace Bailey Benefit Game: Toronto beats All-Stars 7-3 in Toronto
1936 - National Negro Congress organizes in Chicago
1936 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
1936 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
1939 - Victor Fleming replaces George Cukor as director of Gone With the Wind
1940 - British merchant vessel fleet is armed
1941 - 1,000,000th vehicle traverses the NY Midtown Tunnel
1941 - Carson McCuller's "Reflections in a Golden Eye" published
1941 - Cebrie Park in the Bronx renamed Halsey Street
1941 - German Africa Corps lands in Tripoli, Libya
1942 - Japanese parachutists land near oil center Palembang Sumatra
1942 - Rotterdam's Maas tunnel opens
1942 - Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.
1943 - German offensive through de Faid-pass Tunisia
1943 - Soviets recapture Rostov
1943 - World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
1944 - Anti-Japanese revolt on Java
1944 - Carl Wick publishes "Salmon Trolling for Commercial & Sport Fishing
1945 - 8th Air Force bombs Dresden
1945 - Peru, Paraguay, Chile & Ecuador joins UN
1945 - World War II: Prague is bombed probably due to a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.
1945 - World War II: Mostar is liberated by Yugoslav partisans.
1946 - Bank of England nationalized
1949 - 1st session of Knesset (Jerusalem Israel)
1949 - Dutch Drees government presents plan for the building of 30,000 houses
1950 - Moroney scores cricket twin centuries for Australia at Johannesburg
1950 - USSR & China sign peace treaty
1951 - Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta & takes middleweight title
1952 - 6th Olympic winter games open at Oslo, Norway
1952 - Comedian Joey Adams marries gossip columnist Cindy Heller
1954 - Beverly Hanson wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
1954 - Sen John Kennedy appears on "Meet the Press"
1954 - WTOC TV channel 11 in Savannah, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 - WFLA (now WXFL) TV channel 8 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (NBC) begins
1956 - 20th Congress of CPSU opens in Moscow
1956 - Indonesia withdraws from Neth Indonesian Union
1956 - Verhoeven/Nauta/De King/Wijnhout win Dutch 11 city skate
1957 - Georgia Senate unanimously approves Sen Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites
1958 - Arab Federation of Iraq & Jordan forms
1959 - $3.6 million heroin seizure in NYC
1960 - Beverly Hanson wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
1960 - Marshal Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan
1961 - Element 103, Lawrencium, 1st produced in Berkeley Calif
1961 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Royal Poinciana Golf Invitational
1962 - 1st lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducts White House tour on TV
1963 - US launches communications satellite Syncom 1
1966 - Australia introduces 1st decimal currency postage stamps
1966 - Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points
1966 - Writers Andrei Sinjavski & Joeij Daniel found guilty
1966 - Australian currency is decimalised.
1967 - Aretha Franklin records "Respect"
1967 - Latin American nuclear free zone proposal drawn up
1968 - Pennsylvania Railroad/NYC Central merge into Penn Central
1968 - WHKY TV channel 14 in Hickory, NC (IND) begins broadcasting
1970 - "Gantry" closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 1 performance
1971 - Movie "Ben Hur" 1st shown on television
1971 - Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House
1972 - John & Yoko co-host "Mike Douglas Show" for entire week
1972 - Luna 20 (Russia) launched to orbit & soft landing on Moon
1975 - Bomb explodes at annex of Amsterdam metro station
1976 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 - 1st "micro on a chip" patented by Texas Instruments
1978 - In girls' HS basketball, Chicago Latin beats Harvard St George
1979 - "Whoopee!" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 204 performances
1979 - In Kabul, Muslims kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police.
1980 - "West Side Story" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 341 performances
1980 - 13th Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, NY
1980 - US launches Solar Maximum Mission Observatory to study solar flares
1981 - Stardust Disaster: A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people
1982 - "Night of 100 Stars" takes place at NY's Radio City Music Hall
1982 - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
1984 - Singer Elton John marries Renate Blauel in Sydney Australia
1985 - Hostage CNN reporter Jeremy Levin is released in Beirut
1987 - 53,745 largest NBA crowd to date-Phila at Detroit
1988 - 49th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player
1988 - Alfredo Stroessner re-elected president of Paraguay
1988 - Bobby Allison at 50 becomes oldest driver to win Daytona 500
1988 - General hospital star Jackie Zeman marries Glenn Gorden
1988 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
1989 - African National Congress (ANC) opens office in Amsterdam
1989 - Boxer Mike Tyson divorces actress Robin Givens
1989 - Khomeini orders Moslems to murder "Satanic Verses" novelist Rushdie
1989 - Robin Givens is granted a divorce from Mike Tyson in Dom Rep
1989 - Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 mill damages for Bhopol disaster
1989 - World's 1st satellite Skyphone opens
1989 - The first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System are placed into orbit.
1990 - Alan Ayckbourn's "Man of the Moment," premieres in London
1990 - Perrier recalls 160 million bottles of sparkling water after traces of benzene, a carcinogen, are found in some
1990 - Space probe Voyager 1 takes photograph of entire solar system
1991 - "Mule Bone" opens at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC for 67 performances
1991 - NL Cy Young winner Doug Drabek wins record $3 mil salary arbitration
1992 - Andre Cason runs world record 6 m indoor (6.41 sec)
1992 - Cease fire in Somalia begins
1992 - Kieren John Perkins swims world record 800m freestyle (7:46.60)
1992 - Merlene Ottey runs world record 60m indoor (6.96 sec)
1993 - Fire in Linxi department store in Tangshan China, kills 79
1994 - Alexander Golubev skates Olympic record 500m (36.33)
1994 - Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia (51) weds Deborah Koons
1994 - Andrei Chikatilo, a Russian serial killer is executed by shooting.
1995 - Roseanne weds bodyguard Ben Thomas
1995 - Wellington 2-498d & 4-475 beat Canterbury 496 & 2-476d
1998 - Authorities in the United States announce that Eric Robert Rudolph is a suspect in an Alabama abortion clinic bombing.
2000 - The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.
2002 - The Tullaghmurray Lass sinks off the coast of Kilkeel, County Down, Northern Ireland killing three members of the same family on board.
2004 - In a suburb of Moscow, Russia, the roof of the Transvaal water park collapses, killing more than 25 people, and wounding more than 100 others.
2005 - Lebanon's former Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri, is assassinated, prompting the country to fall into chaos.
2005 - Seven people are killed and 151 wounded in a series of bombings by suspected Al-Qaeda-linked militants that hit the Philippines' Makati financial district in Metro Manila, Davao City, and General Santos City.
2008 - Northern Illinois University shooting: a gunman opened fire in a lecture hall of the DeKalb County, Illinois university resulting in 24 casualties; 6 fatalities (including gunman) and 18 injured.
2011 - The 2011 Bahraini uprising commenced.

Famous Birthdays

1462 - Edzard I Cirksena, the Great, earl of East-Friesia (1494-1528)
1468 - Johann Werner, German mathematician (d. 1522)
1483 - Zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, prince/founder Mogols-dynasty
1487 - Henry II of Bavaria, bishop of Utrecht/Worms/Freising
1513 - Domenico Maria Ferrabosco, Italian composer
1515 - Frederick III, the Pious, elect of the Palts
1533 - Christianus Adrichomius, Dutch priest/writer (Vita Jesu Christi)
1546 - Johann Pistorius, German theologist/historian
1572 - Hans Christoph Haiden, composer
1602 - Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian opera composer
1638 - Sybilla Schwarz, writer
1670 - Georg Gabriel Schutz, composer
1679 - Georg Friedrich Kauffman, composer
1680 - John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, English privy councillor (d. 1737)
1692 - Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French writer (d. 1754)
1701 - Enrique Florez, Spanish historian (d. 1773)
1760 - Richard Allen, Phila, 1st black ordained by Methodist-Episcopal church
1763 - Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general (d. 1813)
1766 - Thomas Malthus, England, population expert (Law of Malthus)
1778 - Fernando Joseph Maria Sor, composer
1788 - Fernando Sor, Spanish composer (d. 1839)
1800 - Emory Washburn, 22nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1877)
1806 - Lajos, Count Batthy ny, revolutionary premier of Hungary (1848-49)
1812 - Alfred Thomas Agate, American artist (d. 1846)
1813 - Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, composer
1813 - John McNeil, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1891
1818 - Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist/lecturer/editor (exact year unknown)
1819 - James Green Martin, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1878
1824 - Winfield Scott Hancock, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1828 - Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (d. 1885)
1829 - Alfred Iverson Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1911
1835 - Francois Haverschmidt, Dutch writer (Snikken en grimlachjes)
1838 - Margaret Knight, inventor, "the female Thomas Edison"
1845 - Cecil De Vere, 1st official British chess champion (1866)
1846 - Julian Scott, American artist and Civil War Medal of Honor recipient. (d. 1901)
1847 - Anna Howard Shaw, US, suffragette
1847 - Maria Pia of Italy, queen of Portugal (d. 1911)
1848 - Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer (d. 1934)
1853 - Jan van Rijswijck, Flemish journalist/mayor (Antwerp)
1856 - Frank Harris, England, journalist/writer (My Life & Loves)
1858 - Charles Beach Hawley, composer
1858 - Joseph Thomson, Scotland, geologist (Thomson's gazelle)
1859 - George Washington Gale Ferris, engineer/inventor (Ferris Wheel)
1860 - Eugen Schiffer, German politician (d. 1954)
1864 - Israel Zangwill, England, Jewish author/Zionist (Children of Ghetto)
1864 - Robert E Park, US, sociologist (human ecology, marginal man)
1868 - Henricus A Poels, Dutch RC theologist/social foreman
1869 - Charles Wilson, English physicist (Wilson cloud chamber-Nobel)
1871 - Gerda Lundequist, Swedish actress (d. 1959)
1880 - Aida Overton Walker, US dancer/singer (In Dahomey, Salome)
1880 - Edgar Leslie Bainton, composer
1881 - Otto Selz, German psychologist
1881 - William John Gruffydd, Welsh poet/scholar (Ynys yr Hud)
1882 - George Jean Nathan, US, editor/author/critic (American Mercury)
1882 - Ignaz Friedman, composer
1884 - Hezekiah M. Washburn, missionary (d. 1972)
1884 - Joe Jagersberger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1952)
1884 - Kostas Varnalis, Greek poet (d. 1974)
1885 - Syed Zafarul Hasan, Prominent Muslim Indian/Pakistani philosopher (d. 1949)
1886 - Theodor Werner, German painter
1890 - Nina Hamnett, Welsh artist (d. 1956)
1892 - Nikolaj A Orloff, Russian/British pianist (Chopin)
1892 - Radola Gajda, Czech military commander (d. 1948)
1893 - Kay Fisker, Danish architect (Hornbeck House, Copenhagen)
1894 - Jack Benny, [Benjamin Kubelski], Waukegan Ill, "Oh! Rochester!"
1895 - Max Horkheimer, German philosopher/sociologist (Studies in prejudice)
1895 - Nigel Bruce, Baja Mexico, actor (Son of Lassie, Spider Woman)
1897 - Jorgen Bentzon, composer
1898 - Fritz Zwicky, Swiss astronomer (super nova)
1899 - John Randall Jr, Michigan, historian/philosopher (Western Man)
1902 - Fred Scott, Fresno California, vocalist/actor (Vincent Lopez)
1902 - Ray "Crash" Corrigan, Milwaukee, cowboy (Crash Corrigan's Ranch)
1902 - Stu Erwin, Squaw Valley California, actor (Stu Erwin Show)
1902 - Valentin Ruiz Azner, composer
1902 - Thelma Ritter, American actress (d. 1969)
1904 - Charles William Oatley, electrical engineer
1904 - Hanning Phillips, Lord Lieutenant (Dyfed)
1904 - Hertha Kuusinen, Finnish communist
1905 - Thelma Ritter, Bkln NY, actress (Miracle on 34th Street)
1907 - Johnny Longden, jockey/trainer (1958 Racing Hall of Fame)
1909 - A Moses Klein, Montreal, poet (Hath Not a Jew...)
1911 - Florence Rice, Cleveland OH, actress (Double Wedding, Riding on Air)
1911 - Willem J Kolff, Dutch/US internist/inventor (Artificial Kidney)
1912 - Edmund George Love, US, teacher/historian/author (A Small Bequest)=
1912 - Juan Pujol Garcia, [Garbo/Arabel], Spanish British/German double agent
1912 - Oliver Wendell Harrington, cartoonist
1912 - Tibor Sekelj, Croatian explorer (d. 1988)
1913 - Woody Hayes, [Wayne], college football coach (Ohio, 1968 coach of the year)
1913 - Ab [Albert] Visser, Dutch poet/writer (Man Without a Head)
1913 - James Pike, Oklahoma City, bishop (Beyond Anxiety)
1913 - Jimmy Hoffa, Teamsters leader who disappeared in 1975
1913 - Mel Allen, Birmingham Alabama, American sportscaster (voice of NY Yankees)
1914 - Margarete Mewes, Nazi overseer at concentration camp
1914 - Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer (d. 2007)
1915 - A W H Stewart-Moore, CEO (Gallaher)
1915 - Irving Gordon, songwriter
1916 - Edward Platt, Staten Island NY, actor (Chief-Get Smart)
1916 - Masaki Kobayashi, Japanese director (Joi-uchi)
1916 - Wawrzyniec Jerzy Zulawski, composer
1916 - Marcel Bigeard, French general
1917 - Herbert A Hauptman, NYC, x-ray crystallographer (Nobel 1985)
1920 - Arnold Elton, consultant surgeon
1921 - Albert Sloman, Vice-Chancellor (Essex U)
1921 - Hugh Downs, Akron Oh, TV journalist (20/20, Concentration)
1921 - Jeanne Demessieux, composer
1921 - Piet Kraak, Dutch soccer player
1921 - Skeezix, of "Gasoline Alley" discovered on Wallets' doorstep
1922 - Murray the K, American impresario and disk jockey (d. 1982)
1923 - Derrick Holden-Brown, CEO (Allied-Lyons)
1923 - Jay Herbert, golfer (1960 PGA winner)
1924 - Arghyris Kounadis, composer
1924 - Countess Mountbatten, of Burma
1925 - Elliot Lawrence, Phila, orchestra leader (Guide Right, Howard Cosell)
1926 - John Clark, CEO (Plessey Company)
1927 - Lois Maxwell, Kitchener Ontario, actress (Miss Moneypenny)
1928 - Ben Garrido Blaz, (Rep-R-Guam, 1985- )
1928 - Juan Garcia Hortelano, Spanish author (Tormenta de verano)
1929 - Matthew G Martinez, (Rep-D-CA, 1982- )
1929 - Vic Morrow, American actor (d. 1982)
1930 - Duncan Montgomery Stewart, principal (Lady Margaret Hall-Oxford)
1931 - Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, NHL right wing (Canadiens, Rangers)
1931 - Lord Rossmore
1931 - Phyllis McGuire, Middletown Oh, vocalist (McGuire Sisters)
1931 - Vic Morrow, Bronx NY, actor (Combat, Roots, Twilight Zone the Movie)
1931 - Brian Kelly, American actor (d. 2005)
1932 - Alexander Kluge, writer
1932 - Jack Hibbert, director (Central Statistical Office)
1932 - Jocelyn Stevens, CEO (English Heritage)
1932 - Michael Ball, Bishop (Truro)
1932 - Peter Ball, Bishop (Gloucester)
1933 - Andrey Mikhaylovich Volkonsky, composer
1933 - Bertram Jay Turetzky, composer
1933 - Evelyn Ebsworth, Vice-Chancellor (Durham U)
1933 - Madhubala, Indian actress (d. 1969)
1934 - Florence Henderson, Dale Ind, actress/singer (Carol-Brady Bunch)
1934 - Marlene Matthews, Australia, sprinter (Oly-2 bronze-1956)
1934 - Michel Corboz, Swiss conductor
1935 - Christine CT "Christel" Adelaar, Dutch actress (Pipo the Clown)
1935 - David Wilson, British governor (Hong Kong)
1935 - Lord Wilson of Tillyorn
1935 - Mickey Wright, San Diego CA, LPGA golfer (4 times LPGA champ)
1935 - Peter Phillips, printer
1936 - Andrew Pine, Jennings Fla, actor (V, WEB, Wide Country)
1936 - Fanne Foxe, [Annabella Battistella], Argentina, (Wilbur Mills affair)
1936 - Andrew Prine, American actor
1937 - John MacGregor, British MP
1937 - Magic Sam, rocker (Chicago Bluesman)
1938 - Lee Chamberlin, NYC, actor (Once Upon a Family, Rupture Fatale)
1939 - Chris Pyne, trombonist
1939 - Michael Rudman, English theater director/producer (Donkeys' Years)
1940 - Porpoise, 1st born in captivity in US (Marineland, Fla)
1941 - John Butterfill, MP
1941 - Paul Tsongas, (Sen-D-Mass)
1941 - Donna Shalala, American educator
1942 - Margaret Wright, chief commissioner (Guide Association)
1942 - Andrew Robinson, American actor
1942 - Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (d. 1962)
1943 - Eric Anderson, Pittsburgh Pa, vocalist (Avalanche, Be True to You)
1943 - Ischa Meijer, journalist/critic/actor (Boezemvriend)
1943 - Maceo Parker, US tenor saxophonist (King's One, Mo' Roots)
1943 - Robert J Murphy Jr, Brooklyn NY, PGA golfer (1968 Phila Classic)
1943 - Aaron Russo, American movie producer (d. 2007)
1944 - Alan Parker, English actor (Bugsy Malone, Evita)
1944 - Bruce Summerhays, St Louis MO, PGA golfer (Provo Open-1966, 91 93)
1944 - Carl Bernstein, Washington Post investigative reporter (Watergate)
1944 - Ronnie Peterson, Swedish racing driver (d. 1978)
1945 - Gregory Hines, NYC, actor/dancer (White Nights, Taps)
1945 - Hans Adam, prince of Liechtenstein
1945 - K M Jenkins, British director of personnel (Royal Mail)
1945 - Vic Briggs, England, rocker (Animals)
1945 - William Hill Boner, (Rep-D-TN, 1979- )
1946 - David Green, English TV/video producer
1946 - Tim Buckley, Wash DC, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears-When I Die)
1946 - Tina Aumont, Hollywood California, actress (Master of Love, Casanova)
1946 - Bernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (d. 2003)
1947 - Heidemarie Rosendahl, German FR, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1972)
1947 - Judd Gregg, (Rep-R-NH, 1981- )
1947 - Pham Tuan, Vietnam, cosmonaut (Soyuz 37/36)
1947 - Salah-ud-Din, cricketer (played 5 Tests for Pakistan 1965-69)
1948 - ... Teller, Phila, magician (Penn & Teller)
1948 - Jackie Martling, "Jackie the Jokeman", comedian (Howard Stern Show)
1948 - Pat O'Brien, reporter (Entertainment Tonight)
1948 - Wally Tax, Dutch guitarist
1949 - Ewa Aulin, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Candy, Fiorina LeVacca)
1949 - Jimmy Randell, rocker
1949 - Richard E Neal, (Rep-D-Massachusetts)
1950 - Raymond van het Groenewoud, Belgian vocalist/actor (Brussels by Night)
1950 - Roger Fisher, American musician (Heart)
1951 - Kevin Keegan, British soccer player/manager (Newcastle United)
1951 - Michael Doucet, singer/musician (Beausoleil)
1951 - JoJo Starbuck, American ice skater
1952 - Nancy Keenan, current NARAL president
1953 - Wayne Siegel, composer
1955 - R Jeremy H Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary
1955 - Ronald Desruelles, Belgian athlete
1955 - James Eckhouse, American actor
1955 - Carol Kalish, American publishing executive (d. 1991)
1955 - Rip Rogers, American professional wrestler
1956 - Dave Dravecky, pitcher (SF Giants), had arm amputated
1956 - Howard Edward Davis Jr, Glen Cove NY, lw boxer (Olympic-silver-1976)
1956 - Ken Wahl, Chicago IL, actor (Wanderers)
1957 - Soile Isokoski, Finnish soprano
1957 - Alan Hunter, one of the original MTV VJs
1958 - Perry Stephens, Frankfurt Germany, actor (Loving, All My Children)
1958 - Grant Thomas, Australian rules footballer
1959 - Renée Fleming, American soprano
1960 - Jim Kelly, NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills)
1960 - Meg Tilly, [Margaret], LA California, actress (Big Chill, Impulse)
1961 - Phillip Hamilton, American author
1961 - Latifa, Tunisian singer
1962 - Kevyn Aucoin, American cosmetologist (d. 2002)
1962 - Michael Higgs, English actor
1962 - Sakina Jaffrey, Indian actress
1963 - D'Wayne Wiggins, singer (Tony! Toni! Tone!)
1963 - Jeff Dellenbach, NFL center (NE Patriots, GB Packers-Superbowl 31)
1963 - John Marzano, Philadelphia PA, catcher (Seattle Mariners)
1963 - Zach Galligan, NYC, actor (Gremlins)
1963 - Enrico Colantoni, Canadian actor
1964 - Darrick Brilz, NFL center (Cin Bengals)
1964 - Gianni Bugno, Italian cyclist
1965 - Jessie Tuggle, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
1966 - Clark Sherwood Dennis, Houston TX, PGA golfer (1990 Hawaiian Open-3rd)
1966 - Petr Svoboda, Most Cze, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Oly-gold-1998)
1967 - Calle Johansson, Goteborg Swe, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
1967 - Laura Martin, LaJolla California, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-13th-1994)
1967 - Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere, Sofia Bulgaria, tennis player (1984 US Mix)
1967 - Stelios Haji-Ioannou, British entrepreneur
1968 - Chris Lewis, cricketer (in Guyana England all-rounder)
1968 - Jules Asner, American television personality
1969 - Chad Magee, Tyler TX, Nike golfer (1993 NIKE Shreveport Open-36th)
1969 - Harry Colon, NFL safety (Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions)
1969 - Jeff Graham, NFL wide receiver (Chic Bears, NY Jets)
1969 - Roy Barker, NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings, SF 49ers)
1969 - Shana Zadrick, Grand Junction Colo, model (Guess Jeans)
1970 - David Podlich, Brisbane QLD, Australasia golfer
1970 - Elaine Youngs, Orange California, volleyball outside hitter (Olympics-96)
1970 - Guillaume Raoux, France, tennis star
1970 - Kelly Stinnett, US baseball catcher (NY Mets)
1970 - Richard Smehlik, Ostrava CZE, NHL defenseman (Team Czech Rep, Buffalo)
1970 - Sean Hill, Duluth, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators)
1970 - Giuseppe Guerini, Italian cyclist
1970 - Simon Pegg, British comedian and actor
1971 - Derrick Witherspoon, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
1971 - Gheorghe Muresan, NBA center (Washington Bullets/Wizards)
1971 - Kenny Shedd, WLAF receiver (Barcelona Dragons, Oakland Raiders)
1971 - Lonnie Johnson, NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills)
1971 - Kris Aquino, Filipino Actress and TV Host
1971 - Noriko Sakai, Japanese singer
1971 - Tommy Dreamer, American professional wrestler
1972 - Bruno Heppell, CFL full back (Montreal Alouettes)
1972 - Drew Bledsoe, NFL quarterback (NE Patriots)
1972 - Erika Rachael Schwarz, Folsom La, Miss America (Louisiana-2nd-1997)
1972 - Mayne One, rocker (Young Nation)
1972 - Raymond Beerens, Dutch soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen)
1972 - Rob Thomas, lead singer of pop band Matchbox Twenty
1972 - Big Daddy V, American professional wrestler
1972 - Hiroshi, Japanese comedian
1972 - Najwa Nimri, Spanish actress
1973 - George Hegamin, NFL/WLAF tail back (Dallas Cowboys, Frankfurt Galaxy)
1973 - Michael "Mike" Theodore Lambert IV, Thomaston Ga, rower (Oly-1996)
1973 - Steve McNair, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers)
1973 - Tyus Edney, NBA guard (Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings)
1974 - Michael Lowery, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)
1974 - Rob Jahrling, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1974 - Filippa Giordano, Italian singer
1974 - Philippe Léonard, Belgian footballer
1975 - Jennifer Michelle Roberts, Greensboro NC, Miss America-NC (1997)
1975 - Yul Kwon, American Survivor contestant
1976 - Liv Kristine, Norwegian singer (Leaves' Eyes)
1977 - Nathan Osmond, Utah, vocalist (Osmond Boys)
1977 - Darren Bennett, a Professional Latin Ballroom Dancer
1977 - Cadel Evans, Australian cyclist
1977 - Darren Purse, English footballer
1977 - Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (d. 2007)
1978 - Laurie Schwoy, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
1978 - Dean Gaffney, British actor
1978 - Richard Hamilton, American basketball player
1978 - Darius Songaila, basketball player
1978 - Dwele, American R&B/Soul singer
1979 - Pablo Pallante, Uruguayan footballer
1980 - Fátima Leyva, Mexican footballer
1980 - Michelle Ye, Hong Kong actress
1980 - Josh Senter, American screenwriter
1982 - Marián Gáborík, Slovak hockey player
1983 - Bacary Sagna, French footballer
1983 - Rhydian Roberts, Welsh Singer, X factor Runner Up
1984 - Hamed Namouchi, Tunisian footballer
1985 - Jacob Parker, actor (Evening Shade)
1985 - Natsume Sano, Japanese gravure idol
1985 - Philippe Senderos, Swiss footballer
1985 - Karima Adebibe, Moroccan-English actress and model
1985 - Tyler Clippard, American baseball player
1985 - Heart Evangelista, Filipina singer, TV and movie actress
1985 - Miki Yeung, Hong Kong singer and actress
1986 - Aschwin Wildeboer, Spanish swimmer
1986 - Michael Ammermüller, German racing driver
1986 - Roxanne Guinoo, Filipina actress
1987 - Joseph Pichler, American actor
1987 - Julia Savicheva, Russian singer
1987 - David Wheater, English footballer

Famous Deaths

270 - St. Valentine marking Valentines Day (some sources say 269, others 273).
869 - Cyrillus, Greek apostle of Slaves, dies
869 - Saint Cyril, Greek monk, scholar, theologian and linguist (b. 827)
1317 - Marguerite of France, queen of Edward I of England (b. 1282)
1400 - Richard II, king of England (1377-99), murdered at age 33 at Pontefract Castle
1405 - Timur/Tamerlan "Lenk", [Crippled], Mongols monarch, dies at about 68
1528 - Edzard I the Great, count of Austria-E Frisia (1494-1528), dies at 66
1571 - Benvenuto Cellini, Ital sculptor/writer (Perseus), dies at 70
1571 - Odet de Coligny, Cardinal of Châtillon/count of Beauvais, dies at 53
1676 - Abraham Bosse, French engraver and artist
1681 - Francesco Nigetti, composer, dies at 77
1714 - Maria Luisa of Savoy, Queen Consort of Spain (b. 1688)
1737 - Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1685)
1760 - Francois Collin de Blamont, composer, dies at 69
1779 - James Cook, Scottish explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50
1780 - William Blackstone, English lawyer, dies at 56
1790 - Capel Bond, composer, dies at 59
1808 - John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania (b. 1732)
1818 - John C Hespe, Dutch journalist/politician, dies at 61
1820 - Charles F, Duke of Berry, murdered at 42
1831 - Vincente Guerrero, Mexican revolutionary hero, dies
1841 - Antun Sorkocevic, composer, dies at 65
1846 - Cornelis F van Maanen, Dutch supreme court justice, dies at 76
1857 - Johannes B van Bree, Dutch violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 56
1857 - John B van Bree, violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 56
1870 - St. John Richardson Liddell, American Civil War Confederate General (b. 1815)
1873 - Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg, composer, dies at 52
1881 - Fernando Wood, New York City mayor (b. 1812)
1885 - Jules Vallès, French writer (b. 1832)
1891 - William Tecumseh Sherman, Union Civil War General, dies at 71
1894 - Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian mathematician (b. 1814)
1901 - Edward John Hopkins, composer, dies at 82
1908 - Georges Jean Pfeiffer, composer, dies at 72
1916 - Petko J Todorov, Bulgaria writer (Zmejova), dies at 36
1922 - Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish politician (assassinated) (b. 1880)
1929 - Tom Burke, American runner (b. 1875)
1937 - Erkki Gustav Melartin, composer, dies at 62
1942 - Adnan Bin Saidi, Officer of the Malay Regiment killed in the defense of Singapore (b. 1915)
1943 - David Hilbert, German mathematician (Hilbert Space), dies at 81
1943 - Frieda Reiss, French 11 month old baby, murdered in Auschwitz
1943 - Dora Gerson, German actress, cabaret singer, and Holocaust victim (b. 1899)
1948 - Mordecai Brown, American baseball player (b. 1876)
1949 - Yusuf Salman Yusuf, Iraqi-Assyrian communist leader (b. 1901)
1950 - Eduard Hermann, German linguist (Homer), dies at 80
1950 - Karl G Jansky, Czech discoverer of cosmic radio sources, dies at 44
1952 - Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (b. 1896)
1955 - Charles Cuvillier, composer, dies at 77
1958 - Abdul Rab Nishtar, veteran leader of Pakistan Movement, (b. 1899)
1959 - Baby Dodds, American jazz drummer (b. 1898)
1961 - Wallis Clark, actress (Easy Money), dies at 78
1965 - Desire-Emile Inghelbrecht, French composer/conductor, dies at 84
1967 - James Schneider, actor (Keystone Kops), dies at 85
1967 - Sig Ruman, actor (Schultz-Life With Luigi), dies at 82
1969 - Vito Genovese, US mafia chief, dies at 71
1969 - Wolfe Barzell, actor (Blue Angel), dies of heart attack at 72
1972 - Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre, composer/conductor (Dike), dies at 65
1974 - C S Dempster, cricketer (10 Tests for NZ, 723 runs), dies
1975 - Heintje Davids, [Hendrika David], Dutch cabaret artist, dies at 87
1975 - Julian S Huxley, English scholar/dir-gen (UNESCO), dies at 87
1975 - Pelham G Wodehouse, English/US writer (Piccadilly Jim), dies at 93
1978 - Paul Governali, American professional football player (b. 1921)
1979 - Adolph Dubs, US ambassador to Afghanistan, murdered
1980 - Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor
1982 - Henk Schaer, [Hendricus J M Schaareman], Dutch actor, dies at 79
1983 - Lina Radke, German athlete (b. 1903)
1987 - Bola Sete, guitarist, dies at 63
1987 - Dmitry Borisovich Kabalevsky, composer, dies at 82
1987 - Karolos Koun, Greek theater director (b. 1908)
1988 - Frederick Loewe, US composer (My Fair Lady), dies at 84
1989 - James Bond, American ornithologist (b. 1900)
1990 - Graeme Hole, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia, 789 runs), dies
1990 - Jean Wallace, [Walasek], actress (Big Combo), dies of hemorrhage at 66
1990 - Tony Holiday, German singer
1991 - Arno Breker, German sculptor (Third Reich), dies at 90
1991 - John A McCone, Head of CIA (1961-65), dies
1992 - Angelique Pettyjohn, actress (Biohazard), dies of cancer at 48
1992 - Jacob "Bob" de Uyl, journalist/author (Restless Travel), dies at 61
1992 - Roepie Kruize, hockey player (Olympic-bronze-48/silver-52), dies at 67
1993 - Buddy Pepper, composer, dies of heart failure at 70
1994 - Christopher Lasch, author (Culture of Narcissism), dies at 61
1994 - Gary "BB" Coleman, blues vocal/guitarist/producer, dies at 47
1995 - Alberto Burri, Ital physician/sculptor/painter, dies at 79
1995 - Michael Vincent Gazzo, US actor/playwright (Godfather 2), dies at 71
1995 - Nigel Lucius Graeme Finch, TV Director/film-maker, dies at 45
1995 - Patricia Highsmith, writer, dies at 74
1995 - Roger de Grey, English chairman of Royal Academy (1984-93), dies at 76
1995 - Siem Suurhoff, TV-director (Behind the News, Sonja), dies at 58
1995 - U Nu, PM of Burma (1948-56, 57-58, 60-62), dies
1995 - U Nu, Burmese politician (b. 1907)
1996 - Bob Paisley, football manager, dies at 77
1996 - Caroline Blackwood, writer, dies at 64
1996 - Eva Hart, Titanic survivor, dies at 90
1996 - Ivan William Hannaford, sociologist, dies at 64
1999 - John Ehrlichman, American presidential advisor (b. 1925)
1999 - Buddy Knox, American singer and songwriter (b. 1933)
2002 - Nándor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer (b. 1922)
2003 - Dolly the sheep, first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell dies young form a progressive lung disease aged 6
2003 - Johnny Longden, English jockey (b. 1907)
2004 - Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (b. 1970)
2005 - Najai Turpin, American boxer
2005 - Rafik Hariri, Lebanese politician and billionaire businessman (b. 1944)
2006 - Shoshana Damari, Israeli singer and actress (b. 1923)
2006 - Lynden David Hall, British singer (b. 1974)
2006 - Darry Cowl, French musician and actor (b. 1925)
2007 - Gareth Morris, British flautist (b. 1920)
2007 - Ryan Larkin, Canadian animated film maker. (b. 1943)
2009 - Sir Bernard Ashley, Welsh businessman and entrepreneur. (b. 1926)
2010 - Doug Fieger, American musician The Knack (b. 1952)
2010 - Dick Francis, British jockey-turned-novelist (b. 1920)
2011 - Sir George Shearing, Anglo-American jazz pianist (b. 1919)
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Historical Events

399 - Philosopher Socrates sentenced to death
590 - Khosrau II is crowned as king of Persia
732 - Ho-tse Shen-hui, Zen teacher disputes founder of Northern Ch'an line
1145 - Bernardo elected Pope Eugene III
1313 - Peace of Angleur
1386 - Duke Philip the Stout forms Council of Flanders
1539 - Emperor Charles receives Cardinal Pole in Toledo
1552 - Dutch coast hit by heavy storm
1563 - Russian troops occupy Polotsk Lithuania
1637 - Ferdinand III succeeds Ferdinand II as Holy Roman Emperor
1677 - King Charles II reports anti-French covenant with Netherlands
1686 - Jean Baptiste Lully's opera "Armide," premieres in Paris
1689 - German Parliament declares war on France
1745 - Colley Cibbers "Papal Tyranny," premieres in London
1763 - Austria, Prussia & Saxony sign Peace of Hubertusburg
1764 - St Louis founded as a French trading post by Pierre Laclade Ligue
1764 - The city of St. Louis, Missouri is established.
1768 - 1st mustard manufactured in America advertised, Philadelphia
1775 - Angelo Braschi chosen as Pope Pius VI
1797 - Battle of Cape St Vincent
1799 - 1st US printed ballots authorized, Pennsylvania
1804 - New Jersey becomes last northern state to abolish slavery
1805 - Harmony Society is officially formed.
1842 - 1st adhesive postage stamps in US (private delivery company), NYC
1845 - William Parsons, Earl of Rosse, 1st uses 72" (183 cm) reflector
1848 - Sarah Roberts barred from white school in Boston
1851 - Black abolitionists invade Boston courtroom rescueing a fugitive slave
1852 - Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, London, admits 1st patient
1861 - Ft Point completed & garrisoned (but has never fired cannon in anger)
1862 - Grant's major assault on Ft Donelson, Tennessee
1864 - Fire in Rotterdam Neth damages Museum Boymans
1869 - Charges of Treason against Jefferson Davis are dropped
1870 - Ground broken for Northern Pacific Railway near Duluth, Minn
1876 - Historic Elm at Boston blown down
1879 - Congress authorizes women lawyers to practice before Supreme Ct
1882 - 1st cargo of frozen meat leaves NZ for Britain, on SS Dunedin
1891 - AIK is founded at Biblioteksgatan 8 in Stockholm by Isidor Behrens.
1895 - 23 cm (9") of snow falls on New Orleans
1898 - USS Maine sinks in Havana harbor, cause unknown-258 sailors die
1900 - General French relieves Kimberley/Cecil Rhodes
1902 - Underground railway (U-Bahn)
1903 - 1st Teddy Bear introduced in America, made by Morris & Rose Michtom
1905 - 1st race meet at Oaklawn Park (Hot Springs, Ark)
1906 - British Labour Party organizes
1910 - The Boy Scouts of America is founded.
1912 - Fram reaches latitude 78° 41' S, farthest south ever by ship
1913 - 1st avant-garde art show in America opens in NYC
1916 - NY Yankees buy Frank "Home Run" Baker from the Athletics for $37,500
1917 - SF Public Library (Main Branch at Civic center) dedicated
1918 - 1st WW I US army troop ship torpedoed & sunk by Germany, off Ireland
1918 - Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania adopt Gregorian calendar
1919 - American Legion organizes in Paris
1921 - Arthur Mailey completes 9-121 v England, Australian Test Cricket rec
1922 - Marconi begins regular broadcasting transmissions from Essex
1926 - Brooks Atkinson Theater opens at 256 W 47th St NYC
1926 - Contract air mail service begins in US
1930 - Weona beats Toluca in Illinois Basketball Tournament in 10 overtimes
1931 - 1st Dracula movie released
1931 - Spring training site of NY Yankees in St Petersburg is renamed Miller Huggins Field in honor of the team's late manager
1932 - 3rd Winter Olympic games close at Lake Placid, NY
1932 - Aust beat South Africa in cricket by an inn in 5 hrs 53 min playing time
1932 - George Burns & Gracie Allen debuted as regulars on "Guy Lombardo Show"
1932 - John Van Druten's "There's Always Juliet," premieres in NYC
1932 - US bobsled team member Eddie Eagan becomes only athlete to win gold in both Summer & Winter Olympics (1920 boxing gold)
1933 - Karl Radek praises invincible force of German communist party
1933 - Pres-elect Franklin Roosevelt survives assassination attempt
1933 - Social-democratic newspaper "Vorwarts" banned again in Berlin
1936 - -60°F (-51°C), Parshall, North Dakota (state record)
1936 - Hitler announce building of Volkswagens (starting slug-bug game)
1936 - Sonja Henie, Norway, wins 3rd consecutive Olympic figure skating gold
1939 - German battleship Bismarck was launched
1939 - Lillian Hellman's "Little Foxes," premieres in NYC
1941 - Duke Ellington 1st records "Take the A Train"
1942 - German U-boat shells at Antillian oil refinery
1942 - Japanese troops march into Palembang, South Sumatra
1942 - Singapore surrenders to Japanese
1943 - Women's camp Tamtui on Ambon (Moluccas) hit by allied air raid
1944 - 891 British bombers attack Berlin
1944 - Bombing & shooting at Monte Cassino convent Italy, begins
1946 - Bank of England nationalized
1947 - "Toplitzky of Notre Dame" closes at Century Theater NYC after 60 perfs
1948 - Mao Zedong's army occupies Yenan
1949 - Dmitri Shostakovitch' "Song of the Woods," premieres in Leningrad
1950 - KENS TV channel 5 in San Antonio, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
1950 - WM Inge's "Come Back, Little Sheba," premieres in NYC
1950 - WSYR (now WSTM) TV channel 3 in Syracuse, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
1950 - Walt Disney's "Cinderella" released
1952 - King George VI is buried in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
1954 - 1st bevatron in operation-Berkeley, California
1954 - WRDW TV channel 12 in Augusta, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 - 1st pilot plant to produce man-made diamonds announced
1956 - Urho Kekkonen appointed president of Finland
1956 - Pirates & KC A's cancel an exhibition game in Birmingham Alabama, because of local ordinance barring black from playing against white
1957 - Andrei A Gromyko succeeds Dmitri Shepilov as Soviet foreign minister
1958 - Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by June Markham/Courtney Jones GRB
1958 - Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Barbara Wagner/Rob Paul of CAN
1958 - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Carol Heiss of USA
1958 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by David Jenkins USA
1958 - Sjafroeddin Prawiranegara forms anti-government of Middle Sumatra
1959 - Antonio Segni forms Italian government
1959 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Tournament
1961 - Australia beat WI 2-1 in one of best Test Cricket series ever
1961 - Entire US figure skating team of 18, dies in Belgian Sabena 707 crash
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 - 1st US female world figure skating champ (Tenley Albright)
1963 - Ken Lynch records "Misery," 1st Lennon-McCartney song by someone else
1964 - Beatles' "Meet the Beatles!," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 11 weeks
1964 - Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton
1965 - Canada replaces Union Jack flag with Maple Leaf
1965 - John Lennon passes his driving test
1965 - Maple Leaf becomes official flag of Canada
1966 - Kees Verkerk becomes world champion all-round skater
1967 - 1st anti-bootleg recording laws enacted
1967 - D66 (D'66) wins 7 seats in Dutch 2nd Chamber
1967 - Longest dream (REM sleep) on record, Bill Carskadon, Chicago (2:23)
1968 - Anaheim's Les Salvage scores 10, 3-pt baskets in ABA game vs Denver
1968 - WVUT TV channel 22 in Vincennes, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 - Ard Schenk becomes world champion all-round skater
1970 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
1970 - Dominican DC-9 crashes into sea at Santo Domingo, kills 102
1970 - KAMU TV channel 15 in College Station, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 - Nationalists disrupt UN session on Congo
1971 - After 1,200 years Britain abandons 12-shilling system for decimal
1971 - Decimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day.
1972 - Bill Torrey becomes 1st Islander General Manager
1972 - Dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes metropolitan of Imbros/Tenedos
1972 - Pres Velasco Ibarra of Ecuador deposed for 4th time
1972 - Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.
1973 - Friendsville Academy (Tenn) ends 138-game basketball losing streak
1973 - USSR launches Prognoz 3 to study sun (589/200,300 km)
1976 - 12th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
1976 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1977 - Social-democrats win Danish parliamentary election
1978 - England all out 64 for 1st loss to NZ in cricket (Boycott capt)
1978 - Escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola, Fla
1978 - Leon Spinks beats Muhammad Ali in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1978 - Zaire revises constitution
1979 - 21st Grammy Awards: Just the Way You Are, Taste of Honey wins
1979 - Paul Shirley (21) of Australia, sucked a lifesaver for 4 hrs 40 mins
1979 - Temple City Kazoo Orchestra appears on Mike Douglas Show
1979 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 - Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 500m in 38.03 sec
1980 - Wayne Gretzy assists on NHL-record-tieing 7 goals
1981 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
1981 - Rocket-powered ice sled attains 399 kph, Lake George, NY
1982 - Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), begins streak of 63 consecutive free throw
1982 - Ocean Ranger oil-drilling platform lost off Newfoundland, 84 die
1984 - 500,000 Iranian soldiers move into Iraq
1985 - STS 51-E vehicle moves to launch pad
1985 - World chess championship match abandoned-Karpov 25, Kasparov 23
1986 - 44,180 largest NBA crowd to date-Phila at Detroit
1986 - Ferdinand Marcos wins rigged Philippines presidential election
1986 - Phil Natl Assembly authorizes 6 more years for Ferdinand Marcos
1987 - ABC-TV begins broadcasting "Amerika" mini-series
1987 - Karlstad skates world record 10km (14:03,92)
1987 - Nikolai Guljajev becomes world champion skater
1987 - Craig Stadler disqualified from Andy Williams Open for kneeling on a towel to make a shot
1988 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989 - Israel attacks border strip Taba near Egypt
1989 - Soviet military occupation of Afgh nist n ends
1990 - Baseball owners lock out players
1991 - Freighter with dynamite explodes in Phang Nga Thailand, 120 die
1991 - Troy State sets NCAA Div II record with 103 points in 2nd half routing DeVry Institute 187-117
1992 - 100th episode of "Cops" airs on Fox
1992 - Jeffrey Dahmer found sane & guilty of killing 15 boys
1993 - Bomb strike on mafia drug lords in Bogot , Colombia; kills 14
1993 - Bombings by mafia drug lords kill 14 in Bogota Colombia
1993 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Rochester NY on WNVE 95.1 FM
1993 - Katie Elizabeth Hillyard was born, famous English young composer of the year 2007.England
1994 - US asks Aristide to adopt a peace plan from Haiti
1995 - Burundi premier Anatole Kanyenkiko, resigns
1995 - Dow-Jones closes at record 3986.17
1995 - Population of People's Republic of China hits 1.2 billion
1996 - Mortar attack on the US Embassy in Athens, Greece.
1997 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Tara Lipinski
1997 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldridge
1998 - Dale Eggeling wins Los Angeles Women's Golf Championship
1998 - Daytona 500 race
1999 - Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the terrorist organization PKK, was arrested in Kenya.
2000 - Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails.
2001 - First draft of the complete Human Genome is published in Nature
2002 - At the Tri-State Crematory in La Fayette, Georgia, investigators find uncremated bodies disposed of in the woods and buildings on the crematorium's property. The discovery reveals one of the worst incidents of abuse in the funeral service industry.
2003 - An estimated eleven million people around the world take to the streets to protest against the looming war with Iraq
2005 - YouTube, the popular Internet site on which videos may be shared and viewed by others, is launched in the United States.
2011 - Libyan protests begin opposing Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi's rule

Famous Birthdays

1368 - Sigismund, Nornberg Germany, Holy Roman emperor (1410-37)
1458 - Ivan the Young, Ruler of Tver (d. 1490)
1471 - Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (d. 1503)
1483 - Babur, founder of Mughal dynasty in India (1526-30
1497 - Philipp Melanchthon, German Protestant
1519 - Pedro Menendez de Aviles, explorer (found St Augustine Florida)
1524 - Charles de Guise, archbishop/cardinal of Reims
1557 - Alfonso Fontanelli, composer
1564 - Galileo Galilei, Pisa Italy, astronomer/physicist
1571 - Michael Praetorius, Kreuzberg Germany, composer (Syntagma music)
1620 - Francois Charpentier, French scholar/archaeologist
1650 - Anne Jules duke de Noailles, marshal of France (hugenot)
1660 - Frans Anneessens, Belgian merchant/dean of artisans
1666 - Antonio M Valsalva, Italian anatomist (eardrums, glottis)
1705 - Charles A Vanloo, French painter
1707 - Claude Prosper, Paris France, novelist
1710 - Louis XV the Well-Beloved, Versailles, King of France (1715-74)
1725 - Abraham Clark, American founding father (d. 1794)
1726 - Abraham Clark, farmer/lawyer, signed Declaration of Independence
1739 - Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart, French architect (d. 1813)
1740 - Ernst Eichner, composer
1748 - Jeremy Bentham, London England philosopher/originator (Utilitarian)
1759 - Friedrich A Wolfius, [Wolf], German philological (Prolegomena)
1760 - Jean-Francois Le Sueur, composer
1764 - Jens I Baggesen, Danish writer/linguist (Danske V'rker)
1766 - Thomas Malthus, Rookery Surrey UK, economist/demographer
1768 - Jozef B Cannaert, [Olim], Flemish lawyer
1774 - W G Frederik, prince of Orange
1780 - Carel Asser, Dutch jurist
1783 - Johann Nepomuk Poissl, composer
1785 - Claude Louis Marie Navier
1789 - Friedrich Fesca, composer
1795 - Charles Niellon, Belgian brigade general (10 day campaign)
1797 - Henry Engelhard Steinway, piano maker (Steinway)
1800 - Frederik W Conrad, Dutch hydraulic engineer/railway pioneer
1803 - John Augustus Sutter, Swiss/US colonist (New Helvetia Ca, Sutter Mill)
1807 - Ignacy Feliks Dobrzynski, composer
1809 - Cyrus Hall McCormick, inventor (Mechanical reaper)
1809 - André Dumont, Belgian geologist (d. 1857)
1811 - Domingo F Sarmiento, president of Argentina (1868-74)
1812 - Charles Lewis Tiffany, Killingly Ct, jeweler (Tiffany)
1817 - Charles F Daubigny, French restauranteur/painter
1819 - Christopher Sholes, Mooresburg Penn, inventor (typewriter)
1820 - Susan Brownell Anthony, Adams Mass, woman's suffragette
1821 - Abraham de Amorie van der de Have, theologist/poet
1822 - Theodor Uhlig, composer
1823 - Li Hung-Tshang, Chinese rebel leader/viceroy of Tsheli Canton
1825 - Carter Harrison, Sr., American politician (d. 1893)
1826 - George J Stoney, Irish physicist
1828 - Johan H van Dale, schoolmaster (New Dutch Language Dictionary)
1829 - Silas Weir Mitchell, US physician/author (Roland Blake)
1834 - William Preece, English electrical engineer/wireless pioneer
1835 - Alexander Stuart Webb, Major General (Union Army), died in 1911
1835 - Demetrius Vikelas, Greek author (d. 1908)
1841 - Manoel Ferraz de Campos Salles, Brazilian politician (d. 1913)
1845 - Elihu Root, (R)/US Sec of State (1905-09)/Nobel Peace Prize (1912)
1847 - Robert Fuchs, composer
1855 - Gustav Hollaender, composer
1856 - Frank Harris, Galway England, writer
1856 - Emil Kraepelin, German psychiatrist (d. 1926)
1858 - William Pickering, Boston, astronomer (9th & 10th moons of Saturn)
1861 - Alfred North Whitehead, Engl mathematician/philosopher (Adv of Ideas)
1861 - Halford John Mackinder, Gainsborough Lincolnshire, geographer
1866 - Bannister Fletcher, London, architect & architectural historian
1874 - Emilis Melngailis, composer
1874 - Ernest H Shackleton, Kilkee Ireland, explorer (Endurance, Antarctica)
1877 - Louis Renault, French automobile executive (d. 1944)
1882 - John Barrymore, [Blythe], Phila, actor (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde)
1883 - Sax Rohmer, English author (d. 1959)
1885 - Richard Wurz, composer
1886 - Sax Rohmer, England, author (Dr Fu Manchu)
1887 - H M Bateman, Sutton Forest NSW, cartoonist
1890 - Robert Ley, German chemist/MP (NSDAP)
1890 - Robert Ley, Nazi official (d. 1945)
1892 - James Forrestal, US, banker/minister of Navy
1893 - Harm H Kamerlingh Onnes, painter/etcher/ceramist
1893 - Walter Donaldson, US pianist/composer (Girl Crazy, Whoopee)
1894 - Oswaldo Aranha, Brazil, lawyer/statesman (1st pres of UN)
1895 - Earl Thomson, Canadian athlete (d. 1971)
1896 - Arthur Shields, Dublin Ireland, actor (River, Enchanted Island)
1897 - Earl H Blaik, Det, college football hall of fame coach (elected 1965)
1898 - Toto, (Antonio de Curtis), Naples Italy, actor (Motorizzate, Noi Duri)
1898 - Allen Woodring, American runner (d. 1982)
1899 - Gale Sondergard, Litchfield Mn, actress (Cat & Canary, Road to Rio)
1899 - Georges Auric, Lodve France, Composer
1899 - Lillian Disney, Mrs Walt Disney
1901 - Andre Parrot, French archaeologist/theologist (Assur)
1901 - Christmas Humphreys, Engld, lawyer/writer/Buddhist (Awakening of Zen)
1901 - Paul Haesaerts, Flemish architect/painter (Animisme)
1904 - Antonin Magne, French bicyclist (Tour de France 1931, 34)
1904 - Mary Adshead, muralist/painter
1905 - Harold Arlen, [Hyman Arluck], US, composer (Over the Rainbow)
1906 - Stephen Brown, CEO (Stone-Platt Industries)
1907 - Cesar Romero, NYC, actor (Joker-Batman, Ocean's 11, Thin Man)
1907 - Jean Langlais, composer
1908 - Sidney Gilliat, producer
1908 - Ypk fan der Fear, Frisian writer (Reade Runen)
1908 - Sarto Fournier, Quebec politician (d. 1980)
1909 - Harold Beeley, British diplomat
1909 - Miep Gies, Dutch biographer of Anne Frank
1910 - 9th earl of Jersey, English large landowner/art collector
1911 - Leonard Woodcock, labor leader (UAW)
1912 - George Mikes, Hungary, British writer (How to Be an Alien)
1913 - Willy Vandersteen, Belgian cartoonist (Suske & Wiske)
1913 - Erich Eliskases, Austrian chess player (d. 1997)
1914 - Arthur Sydney Martin, spy catcher
1914 - Kevin McCarthy, Seattle, actor (Invasion of Body Snatchers, Howling)
1914 - R W Woods, bishop (Worcester)
1914 - Hale Boggs, American politician (d. 1972)
1915 - Paul Ferris, British author
1916 - Ian Ballantine, publisher (Ballantine Books)
1916 - Mary Jane Croft, American actress (d. 1999)
1918 - Alan Arbus, NYC, actor (Dr Sidney Freedman-M*A*S*H)
1920 - Ingmar Milveden, composer
1920 - Piet van Aken, Flemish writer (Devil Sails to US, Niggers)
1920 - Richard O'Brien, CEO (Manpower Services Commission)
1920 - Endicott Peabody, 62nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1997)
1921 - Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (d. 1985)
1922 - Herman Kahn, NJ, writer (Thinking About the Unthinkable)
1922 - John Bayard Anderson, American politician
1923 - Justice Drake, British justice
1923 - Keene Curtis, Salt Lake City Utah, actor (Magician, Amanda's)
1923 - Yelena Bonner, Moscow, soviet disident/wife of Andre Sakharov
1927 - Frank Dunlop, director (Edinburgh International Festival)
1927 - Gottfrid Grasbeck, composer
1927 - Harvey Korman, Chicago, actor (Carol Burnett Show, Blazing Saddles)
1927 - William Bentley, diplomat
1929 - Countess of Dysart
1929 - Gerald Harper, broadcaster/actor (Tunes of Glory, Extra Day)
1929 - Graham Hill, London, auto racer (1962, 68 international racing champ)
1929 - James Schlesinger, US Secretary of Defense (1973-75)
1930 - C F Payne, Cleveland, British chief constable
1930 - Nico Minardos, American actor
1931 - W K Reid, British ombudsman
1931 - [Patricia] Claire Bloom, London, actress (Charly, Look Back in Anger)
1931 - Geoff Edwards, American television game show host
1932 - Adrian Swire, British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific)
1933 - Adolfo, Cardones Cuba, fashion designer (Nancy Reagan)
1934 - Niklaus Wirth, Switzerland, computer programmer/inventor (PASCAL)
1934 - Graham Kennedy, Australian actor (d. 2005)
1935 - John R Block, US Secretary of Agriculture (1981-86)
1935 - Roger B Chaffee, Grand Rapids Michigan, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut
1935 - Susan Brownmiller, Brooklyn, feminist author (Against Our Wills)
1936 - Andrew Miller, British principal (Stirling U)
1937 - Nicholas Bayne, diplomat
1937 - P J Squire, British headmaster (Bedford Modern School)
1937 - Terry Everett, (Rep-R-Alabama)
1937 - Zoltan Pesko, composer
1937 - Gregory Mcdonald, American author
1938 - Jack Tinker, drama critic
1938 - Lord Justice Ward, British judge
1939 - Jo Clayton, US, sci-fi author (Irsud, Maeve, Star Hunters)
1939 - Tony Bloom, deputy CEO (Sketchley)
1939 - Robert Hansen, American serial killer
1940 - John Hadl, American football player
1940 - Hamzah Haz, Indonesian politician
1941 - Brian Holland, US pianist/producer (Holland/Dozier/Holland)
1941 - Dan Crompton, Nottinghamshire, Chief Constable
1941 - Florinda Bolkan, Ceara Brazil, actress (Damned, Last Valley, Word)
1944 - Aleksandr A Serebrov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-8, TM-8, TM-17)
1944 - Mick Avory, rock drummer (Kinks-Lola)
1944 - Tineke Netelenbos, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1945 - John Helliwell, British musician (Supertramp)
1945 - Douglas Hofstadter, American academic and writer
1946 - Clare Short, British MP
1946 - John Greenway, British MP
1946 - Esko Seppänen, Finnish politician
1947 - John Adams, Worcester Mass, composer (Nixon in China)
1947 - Marisa Berenson, NYC, actress (Barry Lyndon, Death in Vienna, SOB)
1947 - Rusty Hamer, Tenafly NJ, actor (Rusty-Make Room for Daddy)
1948 - Ron "Penguin" Cey, Tacoma Wash, 3rd baseman (LA Dodgers)
1948 - Ron Cey, American baseball player
1948 - Art Spiegelman, American cartoonist
1949 - Christopher Rouse, composer
1949 - Earl of Carlisle
1949 - Jess Walton, Mich, actress (Jill Foster Abbott-Young & Restless)
1949 - Ken Anderson, NFL quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals)
1949 - Hans Graf, Austrian conductor
1950 - Donna Hanover Giuliani, TV news anchor (WPIX)/wife of Mayor Giuliani
1950 - Nikolai Sergeivich Grekov, Russia, cosmonaut
1951 - Jane Seymour, [Joyce Frankenberg], England, actress (Dr Quinn)
1951 - Melissa Manchester, Bronx NY, vocalist (Don't Cry Out Loud)
1953 - Derek Conway, British MP
1953 - Tony Adams, Irish film producer (d. 2005)
1954 - Matt Groening, cartoonist (Life in Hell, Simpsons)
1954 - Armand Parmentier, Belgian athlete
1955 - Bev Francis, Australia, world women's power-lifting champion
1955 - Clive Aslet, British editor (Country Life)
1955 - Christopher McDonald, American actor
1955 - Janice Dickinson, American Ex-Supermodel
1956 - Desmond Haynes, cricket (WI opener-greatest batsman in 1-day history)
1956 - Hilda Beatriz "Hildita" Guevara, Cuba, daughter of "Che" Guevara
1956 - Hitoshi Ogawa, Japanese racing driver (d. 1992)
1957 - Bienvenida Buck, Velencia Spain, lover of Brit Peter Harding
1957 - Charles Edward Pevensey Tennant, aristocrat
1957 - Jake E Lee, rocker (Badlands-Dreams in the Dark)
1957 - Jimmy Spencer, American race car driver
1957 - Steve Farhood, American boxing historian and analyst
1958 - Chrystine Brouillet, Quebec novelist
1959 - Ali Campbell, British reggae vocalist/guitarist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
1959 - Guy De Alwis, cricket wicket-keeper (Sri Lankan mid 80s)
1959 - Joe Hesketh, US baseball player (Boston Red Sox)
1959 - Hugo Savinovich, Ecuadorian wrestler
1960 - Darrell Green, NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins)
1960 - Jeanne Goldsmith, LA California, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1987)
1960 - Mikey Craig, rock bassist (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me)
1962 - [Babette] Renee Props, Oklahoma, actress (Elly Snyder-As the World Turns)
1964 - Chris Farley, actor (SNL, Wayne's World, Coneheads)
1964 - Mark Price, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Orlando Magic)
1965 - Craig Matthews, cricket pace bowler (South African Test)
1966 - Melido Perez, Dominican/US baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
1966 - Petra Huber, Austria, tennis star
1967 - Michael Easton, actor, (Ally McBeal)
1967 - Jane Child, Canadian musician
1968 - Kurt Robin McKinney, Louisville Ky, actor (Ned-General Hospital)
1968 - Michael Easton, LA California, actor (Tanner-Days of Our Lives)
1968 - Axelle Red, Belgian singer and songwriter
1968 - Mieke Suys, Belgian triathlete
1969 - Brian Williams, Lancaster SC, pitcher (Detroit Tigers, Astros)
1969 - Edgar Bennett, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1969 - Josh Marshall, American journalist
1969 - Bryan Williams, American record executive and rapper
1970 - Gloria Trevi, Mexico, sexy spanish vocalist (A Gatas)
1970 - Nathaniel Mills, Evanston Ill, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
1970 - Tyrone Legette, NFL cornerback (NO Saints)
1970 - Craig Gass, American impressionist and comedian
1971 - Barbara Failey-Herbert, South Africa, golfer (1989 winner SA Champ)
1971 - Jim Butler, Iowa City Iowa, table tennis player (Olympics-92, 96)
1971 - Renee O'Connor, actress, (Xena Warrior Princess)
1971 - Tyrone Legette, cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1971 - Ray Sefo, New Zealand kick boxer
1972 - Jaromir Jagr, Kladno Cze, NHL right wing (Penguins, Czech Oly-G-1998)
1972 - Lance Scott, NFL offensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals)
1973 - Amy Van Dyken, 50m/100m freestyle/100m butterfly swimmer (Oly-2 g-96)
1973 - Alex Borstein, American actress and animator
1974 - Erik Schulz, Port Huron Mich, pairs skater (& Ilana Goldfogel)
1974 - Jodie McMullen, Miss Universe-Australia/Miss Congeniality (1996)
1974 - Tim Hall, running back (Oakland Raiders)
1974 - Ugueth Urbina, Caracas Venezuela, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
1974 - Miranda July, American performance artist
1974 - Tomi Putaansuu, Finnish singer (Lordi)
1974 - Seattle Slew, American racehorse (d. 2002)
1974 - Alexander Wurz, Austrian race car driver
1975 - Robert Fuchs, soccer player (PSV)
1975 - Brendon Small, American comedian and animator
1976 - Brandon Boyd, American musician (Incubus)
1976 - Óscar Freire, Spanish cyclist
1976 - Ronnie Vannucci Jr., American musician (The Killers)
1977 - Brook Wackman, rocker
1977 - Brooks Wackerman, American musician
1978 - Kimberly Goss, American singer and musician (Sinergy)
1978 - Tuan Le, American poker player
1979 - Kaj-Erik Eriksen, actor (Quarantine)
1979 - Gordon Shedden, Scottish Race Car Driver
1979 - Alenka Kejžar, Slovenian swimmer
1979 - Josh Low, English footballer
1980 - Conor Oberst, American singer and songwriter (Bright Eyes)
1981 - Diego Martínez, Mexican footballer
1981 - Matt Hoopes, American musician (Relient K)
1981 - Olivia Longott, American singer
1981 - Jenna Morasca, American model
1983 - Russell Martin, Canadian baseball player
1983 - Ashley Tesoro, American actress and singer
1984 - Meera Jasmine, Indian actress
1984 - Dorota Rabczewska, Polish singer (Virgin)
1986 - Gabriel Paletta, Argentine footballer
1988 - Hironori Kusano, Japanese Idol
1990 - Erwin Sak, Polish footballer
1991 - Nicholas Garland, son of Pamela Sue Martin

Famous Deaths

1043 - Gisela, wife of RC-German emperor Conrad II the Salier, dies at 52
1145 - Lucius II, [Gherardo Caccianemici], Italian Pope (1144-45), dies
1152 - Konrad III, Roman-German King (1138-1152), dies at about 58
1503 - Henry Deane, Archbishop of Canterbury (1501-03), dies
1568 - Hendrik van Brederode, Dutch noble (Compromise of Nobles), dies at 36
1580 - Cunerus Petri, Dutch theologist/bishop of Leeuwarden, dies
1597 - Pieter J Kies, Dutch mayor of Haarlem (1572-73), dies at about 66
1600 - Jose the Acosta, Spanish missionary (Peru), dies at 59(?)
1621 - Michael Praetorius, German composer (In Dulce Jubilo), dies at 50
1637 - Ferdinand II, King of Bohemia/Hun/German Emperor (1619-37), dies at 58
1660 - Klaas Geritsz Compaen, Dutch buccaneer/merchant, dies at 72
1680 - Jan Swammerdam, Dutch entomologist (Bible of Nature), dies at 41
1680 - John Swammerdam, anatomist/entomologist (Bible of Nature), dies at 43
1701 - Adam Drese, German composer, dies at 80
1713 - Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, writer, dies
1738 - Matthias Braun, Czech sculptor (b. 1684)
1744 - Frantisek Antonin Mica, composer, dies at 49
1744 - John Hadley, inventor (sextant), dies
1759 - Alexander von Papenhoven, Flemish religious sculptor, dies at 89
1761 - Carlo Cecere, composer, dies at 54
1775 - Peter Dens, Flemish Catholic theologian (b. 1690)
1778 - Johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer, dies at 80
1780 - William Blackstone, jurist, dies
1781 - G E Lessing, writer, dies at 52
1781 - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Saxon playwright/critic, dies
1818 - Charles XIII, King of Sweden (1809-18)/Norway (1814-18), dies at 69
1820 - Pierre-Joseph Cambon, member of Committee the Salut Public, dies at 63
1820 - William Ellery, US attorney (signed Decl of Independence), dies at 92
1831 - Henry Maudslay, inventor (metal lathe), dies
1832 - Hardenack Otto Conrad Zinck, composer, dies at 85
1835 - Henry Hunt, British politican, dies
1839 - Chevalier de Lorimier, Quebec notary (b. 1803)
1841 - Sibrand Acker Stratingh, Dutch dr/chemist (electrical car), dies at 53
1843 - Theodoros Kolokotronis, Greek military figure (b. 1770)
1844 - Henry Addington Lord Sidmouth, Brit premier (1801-04), dies at 86
1847 - Germinal Pierre Dandelin, Belgian mathematician (b. 1794)
1848 - Hermann von Boyen, Prussian field marshal (b. 1771)
1849 - Pierre F Verhulst, Belgian mathematician (logistic curve), dies at 44
1857 - Mikhail Glinka, composer, dies
1857 - Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, Russian composer, dies at 53
1864 - Israel Zangwill, writer/Zionist/philanthropist, dies
1864 - William Dyce, painter, dies
1865 - Nicholas Wiseman, 1st Archbishop of Westminster (1850-65), dies
1869 - Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet (b. 1796)
1885 - Leopold Damrosch, composer, dies at 52
1887 - Alexander Borodin, composer, dies
1896 - E J Nicholson, writer, dies
1902 - Wilhelmina JR Albregt-Engelman, Dutch actress, dies at 68
1903 - Julie Verstraete-Lacquet, Flemish actress, dies at 69
1905 - Lewis Wallace, US diplomat/writer (Ben Hur), dies at 77
1910 - Albert Fuchs, composer, dies at 51
1911 - Theodor Escherich, German pediatrician (b. 1859)
1916 - Nikolay Nikolayevich Lodizhensky, composer, dies at 73
1917 - Charles A van Ophuysen, Dutch orientalist, dies at 60
1919 - Pieter K Pel, Dutch internist (Pel-Ebstein fever), dies at 66
1921 - Hans Haym, composer, dies at 60
1922 - Clara [G Meijer-]Wichmann, German/Dutch anarchist/feminist, dies at 36
1923 - Josephine B Willson Bruce, US black theorist, dies at 69
1924 - Lionel Monckton, English composer (Country Girl), dies at 62
1928 - Hubert H Asquith, premier Great-Britain (1908-16), dies at 75
1928 - H. H. Asquith, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1852)
1932 - Minnie Maddern Fiske, actress (Henrik Ibsen's plays), dies at 66
1933 - Anton J Cermak, (Mayor-D-Chicago), assassinated in Miami
1939 - Foppe G Scheltema, Dutch lawyer, dies at 47
1939 - Henri Jaspar, premier of Belgium (1926-31), dies at 68
1939 - Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Russian painter (b. 1878)
1942 - Guido Adler, Austrian musicologist, dies at 91
1942 - Stanislav Binicki, composer, dies at 69
1943 - William Victor Harris, composer, dies at 73
1955 - S Z Sakall, actor (Dolly Sisters, Casablanca), dies at 71
1959 - Owen W Richardson, English physicist (Nobel 1928), dies at 69
1961 - Jack Whiting, actor (Top Speed, Life of the Party), dies at 59
1961 - Marubel Vinaon Owen, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1932), dies
1962 - Vladimir Sokoloff, actor (Road to Morocco, Cloak & Dagger), dies at 72
1964 - Ken Hubbs, 2nd baseman (Chicago Cubs), dies in plane crash at 22
1964 - Robert L. Thornton, American businessman and politician (b. 1880)
1965 - Nat King Cole, singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa), dies at 49
1966 - Camillo Torres, Colombian priest/guerrilla fighter, dies
1966 - Gerard Ciołek, Polish architect (b. 1909)
1967 - Antonio Moreno, Spanish actor/director (It, Careers), dies at 79
1967 - William C Bullitt, 1st US ambassador in USSR, dies at 76
1968 - Little Walter, rocker, dies at 37
1970 - Sir Hugh Dowding, commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain (b. 1882)
1971 - Marian Viktorovich Koval, composer, dies at 63
1971 - Dimitrios Loundras, Greek gymnast (b. 1885)
1972 - Edgar P Snow, US author/journalist (Battle for Asia), dies at 66
1972 - Jef [Josephus CF] Last, Dutch poet/Indonesian politician, dies at 73
1973 - Tim Holt, actor (Stagecoach, Hitler's Children), dies of cancer at 55
1973 - Wally Cox, actor (Mr Peepers, Hollywood Squares), dies at 48
1974 - Kurt Magnus Atterberg, composer, dies at 86
1975 - Julian Huxley, biologist, dies
1975 - Pelham G Wodehouse, writer, dies
1978 - Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party), dies at 72
1979 - Alex Bradford, actor/composer (Your Arms too Short...), dies at 51
1979 - Mehdi Rahimi, Iran general/milt governor of Teheran, executed
1981 - Jack Crapp, cricketer (7 Tests for England 1948-49, 319 runs), dies
1981 - Mike Bloomfield, rocker (Electric Flag), dies of drug overdose at 36
1981 - Thomas Beversdorf, composer, dies at 56
1981 - Karl Richter, German conductor (b. 1926)
1982 - Rolfe Sedan, actor (Mailman-George Burns Show), dies at 86
1984 - Avon Long, dancer/actor (Roots: Next Generation), dies of cancer at 73
1984 - Ethel Merman, singer/actress (Kid Million), dies in her sleep at 76
1984 - Leamon Hunt, US director-General in Sinai, killed by communists
1987 - Jimmy Holiday, US singer (Baby I Love You), dies at 42
1987 - Osmo Uolevi Lindeman, composer, dies at 57
1988 - Frederick [Fritz] Loewe, composer, dies
1988 - Gardiner Means, US economist, dies at 91
1988 - Gerard Holt, architect, dies at 83
1988 - Neil R[onald] Jones, sf writer (Space War, Twin Worlds), dies at 78
1988 - Richard P Feynman, physicist (Nobel 1965, Physical Law), dies at 69
1990 - Henry Brandon, actor (Assault on Precinct 13), dies at 77
1990 - Jack Fletcher, actor (Any Wednesday), dies of heart attack at 68
1991 - Gary Gears, Chicago disk jockey, dies at 46 of a heart attack
1991 - Luis Escobar, Spanish actor (Don Juan My Love), dies at 78
1992 - William H Schuman, US composer (Pulitzer)/Pres of Julliard, dies at 81
1992 - María Elena Moyano, Peruvian activist (b. 1960)
1993 - George Wallington, [Giacinto Figlia], Italian bebop-pianist/, dies
1994 - Andrei Tsjikatilo, [Rostov Ripper], Russian mass murdered, executed
1994 - Tiger Haynes, US actor (Moscow on the Hudson, Cosby Show), dies at 79
1995 - Francis Taylor, builder, dies at 90
1995 - Joseph Ortiz, French-Algerian extremist/rebel, dies at 77
1995 - Lord Taylor of Hadfield, Brit pres of Taylor Woodrow Group, dies at 90
1995 - Nabila Diahnine, Algerian architect/feminist, murdered at 33
1995 - Sahnoun Jawhari, Tunisian Annahda-leader, dies at 40 in jail
1995 - Viscount Camrose, British large landowner/Conservative, dies
1996 - Bruno Ferenc Straub, Hungarian statesman, dies
1996 - Margaret Courtenay, actress (Royal Flash, Duet for One), dies at 72
1996 - McLean Stevenson, actor (M*A*S*H, Hello Larry), dies at 66
1996 - Oscar Abrams, community organiser, dies at 58
1996 - Tommy Rettig, actor (Lassie)/computer programmer (Clipper), dies at 54
1998 - Martha Gelhorn, female war correspondent (Reuters), dies at 89
1999 - Big L, American rapper (b. 1974)
1999 - Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1926)
2002 - Howard K. Smith, American journalist (b. 1914)
2002 - Kevin Smith, New Zealand actor (b. 1963)
2004 - Jens Evensen, Norwegian minister and jurist (b. 1917)
2004 - Jan Miner, American actress (b. 1917)
2005 - Samuel Francis, American journalist (b. 1947)
2005 - Pierre Bachelet, French singer and songwriter (b. 1944)
2007 - Walker Edmiston, actor (b. 1926)
2007 - Ray Evans, American songwriter (b. 1915)
2008 - Amnon Netzer, Iranian-Israeli historian (b. 1934)
2008 - Ashley Callie, South African actress (b. 1976)
2009 - Joe Cuba, Puerto-Rican musician (b. 1931)
2009 - Dr. Diether H. Haenicke, university president (b. 1935)
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Historical Events

374 - 9th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
600 - Pope Gregory the Great decreea saying "God bless You" is the correct response to a sneeze
1249 - Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khan of the Mongols.
1486 - Diet of Frankfort
1512 - Battle at Valeggio: French troops beat Venetianen
1559 - Pope Paul IV calls for deposition of sovereigns supporting heresy
1641 - English king Charles I accept Triennial Act
1646 - Battle of Great Torrington, Devon - the last major battle of the first English Civil War.
1655 - Dutch Grand Pensionary advisor Johan de Witt marries Wendela Bicker
1659 - 1st known check (£400) (on display at Westminster Abbey)
1666 - Netherlands & Brandenburg sign treaty
1677 - Earl of Shaftesbury arrested/confined in London Tower
1741 - Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Mag) begins publishing
1742 - Earl of Wilmington becomes British premier
1751 - 1st publication of Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard"
1760 - Native American hostages killed in Ft Prince George SC
1771 - Messier presents his original list of 45 M-objects to French Academy
1777 - Messier adds M53 to his catalog (globular cluster in Coma Berenice)
1804 - Lt Stephen Decatur raids Tripoli Harbor & burns Navy frigate "Philadelphia" after pirates seized it
1824 - Athenaeum founded
1832 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches St-Pauls (1°N, 29°W)
1838 - Kentucky passes law permitting women to attend school under conditions
1838 - Weenen Massacre: Hundreds of Voortrekkers along the Blaukraans River, Natal are killed by Zulus.
1840 - American Charles Wilkes discovers Shackleton Ice Shelf, Antarctica
1846 - Battle of Sobraon ends 1st Sikh War in India
1852 - Studebaker Brothers wagon company, precursor of the automobile manufacturer, is established.
1854 - Franz Liszts symphony "Orpheus," premieres
1857 - Gallaudet College (Natl Deaf Mute college) forms (Wash DC)
1859 - The French Government passes a law to set the A-note above middle C to a frequency of 435 Hz, in an attempt to standardize the pitch.
1860 - Dutch Rochussen/Van Bosse government resigns
1862 - Ft Donelson captured by Gen Grant (1,400 confederates surrender)
1864 - Battle of Mobile, AL - operations by Union Army
1866 - Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington becomes the British Secretary of State for War.
1868 - Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks forms (NY)
1878 - Silver dollar became US legal tender
1880 - American Society of Mechanical Engineers forms (NYC)
1883 - "Ladies Home Journal" begins publishing
1887 - 1st newspaper convention (Rochester NY)
1887 - Eduard Douwes Dekker writes his last text (Lf8-c5)
1892 - Opera "Werther," premieres in Vienna
1894 - British troops occupy Ilorin, Gold Coast
1899 - Pelham Warner scores 132 on Test Cricket debut (Eng v SA Johannesburg)
1899 - President Félix Faure of France dies in office.
1899 - Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur Iceland's first football club is founded.
1900 - 1st Chinese daily newspaper in US publishes (Chung Sai Yat Po-SF)
1900 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, 3 games to 1
1903 - -59°F (-51°C), Pokegama Dam, Minnesota (state record)
1905 - 1st US Esperanto club organizes in Boston
1909 - 1st subway car with side doors goes into service (NYC)
1909 - Serbia mobilizes against Austria-Hungary
1912 - VSV soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
1913 - President Taft agrees not to intervene in Mexico
1914 - 1st airplane flight (LA to SF)
1915 - Frank Home Run Baker, 28, announces retirement following a contract dispute with Connie Mack. He sits out 1915 season
1916 - Russian troops conquer Erzurum Armenia
1917 - 1st synagogue in 425 years opens in Madrid
1918 - Lithuania declares independence from Russia & Germany (National Day)
1923 - Allies accept Latvia's occupation of Memel territory
1923 - Howard Carter finds Pharaoh Tutankhamen
1923 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard
1923 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
1926 - Suzanne Lenglen defeats Helen Wills in Tennis at Cannes France
1927 - Noel Coward's "Marquise," premieres in London
1927 - US restores diplomatic relations with Turkey
1929 - KID-AM in Idaho Falls ID begins radio transmissions
1931 - Extreme right wing Svinhufvud becomes president of Finland
1932 - 1st patent issued for a tree, to James Markham for a peach tree
1933 - Catholic newspaper Germania warns against nazis/communists
1933 - England regains the Ashes, thanks to bodyline tactics
1934 - Austrian Civil War ends with the defeat of the Social Democrats and the Republican Schutzbund.
1934 - Commission of Government is sworn in as form of direct rule for the Dominion of Newfoundland.
1936 - 4th Winter Olympic games close at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
1936 - Spanish Frente Popular (People's Front) wins elections
1937 - DuPont Corp patents nylon, developed by employee Wallace H Carothers
1937 - Jean Anouilh's "Le Voyageur Sans Baggage," premieres in Paris
1938 - US Federal Crop Insurance program authorized
1940 - British search plane finds German Altmark off Norway
1942 - German submarines attack Aruba oil refinery
1943 - -32°F (-36°C), Falls Village, Connecticut (state record)
1943 - British premier Winston Churchill gets pneumonia
1943 - Red army conquers Kharkov
1943 - Withdrawing Africa Corps reaches Mareth-line in North-Africa
1943 - Sign on Munich facade: "Out with Hitler! Long live freedom!" done by "White Rose" student group, caught on 2/18, beheaded on 2/22
1943 - World War II: The USSR reconquers Kharkov.
1945 - US forces land on Corregidor, complete conquest on March 3
1945 - Venezuela declares war on nazi-Germany
1946 - "Duchess Misbehaves" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 5 perfs
1946 - 1st commercially designed helicopter tested, Bridgeport Ct
1947 - Morton Gould's 3rd Symphony, premieres
1948 - 1st newsreel telecast, "20th Century Fox-Movietone News" shown on NBC
1948 - Miranda, famous moon of Uranus, photographed for 1st time
1950 - Longest-running prime-time game show, "What's My Line" begins on CBS
1950 - Writers fail to elect anyone to Baseball's Hall of Fame
1951 - NYC passes bill prohibiting racism in city-assisted housing
1951 - SF City Hall dome fire
1952 - Hall of Famer Honus Wagner, 77, retires; Pirates retire his #33
1952 - Ian Craig makes NSW cricket debut aged 16 years 249 days (NSW record)
1954 - WNEM TV channel 5 in Bay City, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 - Britain abolishes death penalty
1957 - The "Toddlers' Truce", a controversial television closedown between 6.00pm and 7.00pm was abolished in the United Kingdom.
1958 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
1959 - Fidel Castro named himself Cuba's premier after overthrowing Batista
1959 - Leonard Spigelgass' "Majority of One," premieres in NYC
1960 - US nuclear submarine USS Triton set off on underwater round-world trip
1961 - 1st all-solid-propellant rocket put in orbit, Wallops Island, Va
1961 - China uses it's 1st nuclear reactor
1961 - US satellite Explorer 9 is launched
1962 - Darius Milhaud's 12th Symphony, premieres
1962 - US Open Tennis: Jimmy Bostwick defeats brother Pete to win
1963 - 1st round-trip swim of Strait of Messina, Italy (Mary Revell of US)
1963 - Beatles top British rock charts with "Please, Please Me"
1963 - C & A Building in Amsterdam burns down
1964 - "Foxy" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances
1964 - Beatles' 2nd appearance on "Ed Sullivan Show"
1965 - "Baker Street" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 313 performances
1965 - Pegasus 1 launched to detect micro-meteors
1966 - Bob Cowper makes 307 v England at the MCG, 727 mins, 20 fours
1966 - End of Wally Grout's Test Cricket career, 187 dismissals as Aust WK
1966 - France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1967 - Red Ruffing selected to Hall of Fame
1968 - Country's 1st 911 phone system went into service in Haleyville, Ala
1968 - Elvis Presley receives gold record for "How Great Thou Art"
1968 - Beatles George Harrison & John Lennon & wives fly to India for transcendental meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
1970 - Joe Frazier TKOs Jimmy Ellis in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1972 - 1st NBA to score 30,000 points (Wilt Chamberlain in 940 games)
1972 - German mass murderers "Three of Breda" freed
1972 - Test Cricket debut of Lawrence Rowe WI v NZ Kingston, 214 & 100
1972 - Wilt Chamberlain hit 30,000 point mark during a game with Phoenix Suns
1973 - WI v Australia at Kingston, 1st time since 1955 without Sobers
1975 - Washington Capitals 1st NHL shutout, beating KC Scouts 3-0
1977 - USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
1978 - 1st Computer Bulletin Board System (Ward & Randy's CBBS, Chicago)
1979 - George Harrison releases "Blow Away"
1979 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 - Continuous traffic jam extends 176 km north of Lyons, France
1980 - Eric Heiden skates 5k in 7:02.29 (Olympic Record)
1982 - Agatha Barbara elected as 1st female president of Malta
1982 - Assembled STS-3 vehicle moves from Vandenberg AFB to launch pad
1982 - Lee Majors & Farrah Fawcett Majors divorce
1983 - The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia claim the lives of 75 people in Australia's worst ever fires.
1984 - Bill Johnson becomes 1st American to win Olympic downhill skiing gold
1984 - NJ Devils 1st OT goal, Jan Ludvig beats Hartford Whalers 6-5
1985 - Largest NBA crowd to date, 43,816, sees Phila at Detroit
1985 - Livingston Bramble defeats Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini to win WBA champ
1985 - NJ Devils score their fastest hat trick in 42 seconds
1985 - The founding of Hezbollah.
1986 - "Uptown... It's Hot!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 24 perfs
1986 - French air force bombs Ouadi Doum airport in Chad
1986 - Hein Vergeer becomes world champion skater
1986 - Karlstad skates world record 10 km (14:12.14)
1986 - Mario Soares (Socialist) elected Portugal's 1st civilian pres
1987 - John Demjanjuk, accused of being "Ivan the Terrible" trial begins
1988 - 1st documented combat action by US military advisors in El Salvador
1989 - Egypt, Iraq, Jordan & North Yemen form common market
1989 - Jane Fonda & Tom Hayden separate after 16 years of marriage
1989 - Orel Hershiser, Dodger pitcher signs $7.9M-3 year contract
1989 - Roger Clemens, Red Sox pitcher signs $7.5M-3 year contract
1989 - William Hayden becomes governor-general of Australia
1991 - Dutch PPR, Political Party Radicals, disbands
1991 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Tonya Harding
1992 - Former silver Goodyear blimps are now painted yellow & blue
1992 - LA Lakers retire Magic Johnson's #32 uniform
1993 - Sandra V"lker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.33 sec)
1993 - Western Australia's and Australia's first woman Premier, Carmen Lawrence, is voted out of office.
1994 - 6.5 earthquake strikes SE Sumatra, kills 200
1994 - Johann Olav Koss skates world record 1500m (1:51.29)
1994 - Premier Alfonso Bustamente ends government in Peru
1996 - Gary Kirsten scores 188* for South Africa v UAE at Rawalpindi
1997 - At age 25, Jeff Gordon is youngest winner in Daytona 500 history
1997 - GTE Suncoast Senior Golf Classic
1997 - Paul Stankowski wins Hawaiian Golf Open
1997 - Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Los Angeles Women's Championship
1998 - Tellabs Inc acquires Coherent Communications Systems for $670 million
1999 - O.J. Simpson's 1968 Heisman Trophy is sold for $230,000 to help settle a $33.5 million civil judgement against Simpson for the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend
1999 - Across Europe, Kurdish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after Turkey arrested one of their rebel leaders, Abdullah Öcalan.
2003 - Michael Waltrip wins motor racing's Daytona 500 after rain stops the race for a second time at lap 109
2004 - The Pittsburgh Penguins lose their 12th consecutive home game, a NHL record
2005 - 2004-05 NHL season is canceled by league commissioner Gary Bettman. This was the first time that a North American professional sports league had to cancel a season due to a labor dispute
2005 - The Kyoto Protocol comes into force, following its ratification by Russia.
2006 - The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.

Famous Birthdays

1032 - Emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067)
1075 - Ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet
1497 - Philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie)
1519 - Gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral
1543 - Kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (d. 1590)
1620 - Frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia
1643 - John Sharp, English Archbishop of York (d. 1714)
1669 - Arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter
1684 - Bohuslav M Czernohorsky, Czech monk/composer
1684 - Bohuslav Matej Czernohorsky, Czech monk/composer
1698 - Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (heliometer)
1709 - Charles Avison, composer
1727 - Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Austrian scientist (d. 1817)
1740 - Giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni)
1746 - Johann Heinse, German Sturm und Drang novelist/art critic
1761 - Charles Pichegru, French general (d. 1804)
1774 - Pierre Rode, composer
1786 - Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1859)
1787 - Andreas Schelfhout, Dutch painter/etcher/lithographer
1788 - Juan van Halen, Dutch/Spanish officer/adventurer
1790 - Chretien Urhan, composer
1802 - Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, American philosopher (d. 1866)
1804 - Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold, German physiologist (d. 1885)
1807 - Lysander Cutler, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1866
1812 - Henry Wilson, (R) 18th VP (1873-75)
1813 - Joseph Reid Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) died in 1892
1813 - Semyon Stepanovich Gulak-Artemovsky, composer
1821 - Heinrich Barth, Hamburg Germany, geographer/explorer (Central Africa)
1822 - Francis Galton, Birmingham England, anthropologist & geneticist
1822 - James Patton Anderson, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1872
1823 - John Daniel Imboden, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1895
1824 - Peter Kozler, Slovenian cartographer and geographer (d. 1879)
1826 - Franz von Holstein, composer
1826 - Joseph V von Scheffel, German writer (Gaudeamus)
1831 - Nikolai Leskow, writer
1832 - Camille Armand Jules Marie de Polignac, Mjr General (Confederate Army)
1834 - Ernst Heinrich Haeckel, Potsdam Germ, biologist (Causes of Evolution)
1836 - Benjamin Edward Woolf, Dutch composer
1838 - Arnoldus Pannevis, South African ship's doctor/linguist
1838 - Henry Adams, Boston Mass, historian, writer (Education of Henry Adams)
1847 - Ludwig Philipp Scharwenka, German composer (Album polonaise)
1848 - Hugo de Vries, Dutch botanist (How species emerge)
1850 - Octave Mirbeau, France, writer (Journal of a Lady's Maid)
1852 - Charles Taze Russell, religion founder (Jehovah's Witnesses)
1852 - William Scarborough, Macon Ga, linguist/author (Birds of Aristophanes)
1854 - Oscar Fetras, composer
1856 - Willem Kes, Dutch violinist/composer/conductor (Parkorkest Amsterdam)
1856 - Rudolph Karstadt, German entrepreneur (d. 1944)
1858 - Laurence "Lon" Myers, US, track star (top US miler)
1866 - Johann Strauss, Austria, composer (Waltz King)
1866 - Vyacheslav I Ivanov, Russian philosopher/classical/poet [NS=Feb 28]
1866 - William "Sliding Billy" Hamilton, NJ, hall of fame baseball player
1868 - Wilhelm Schmidt, German anthropologist/linguist (Anthropos)
1874 - Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German soprano (d. 1935)
1876 - George Macauley Trevelyan, England, historian (Giuseppi Garibaldi)
1878 - Selim Palmgren, Finnish pianist/composer/conductor (Peter Schlemihl)
1880 - Frank Burke, American baseball player (d. 1946)
1881 - Maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Youth of a Poet)
1883 - Elizabeth Craig, British writer (d. 1980)
1884 - Robert Flaherty, Mich, father of documentary film (Nanook of North)
1886 - Andrew Ducat, cricketer (Test for Eng 1921 (3 & 2) Soccer intl)
1886 - Van Wyck Brooks, NJ, literary historian/writer (Ordeal of Mark Twain)
1887 - Kathleen Clifford, American actress (d. 1962)
1890 - Semyon Semyonovich Bogatiryov, composer
1891 - Hans F. K. Günther, German eugenicist (d. 1967)
1893 - Ivor Armstrong Richards, England, literary critic [OS]
1896 - Alexander Brailowsky, Russia, pianist (Chopin)
1898 - Katharine Cornell, actress (Barretts of Wimpole St)
1900 - Albert Maurice Hackett, playwright/screenwriter
1901 - Chester Morris, NYC, actor (Diagnosis: Unknown)
1901 - Wayne King, Savannah Ill, saxophonist/bandleader (Waltz King)
1901 - Vincent Coleman, American actor (d. 1971)
1903 - Edgar Bergen, Chicago, ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy)
1903 - George-Henri Lévesque, Quebec priest and sociologist (d. 2000)
1904 - Ellis Achong, cricketer (West Indian SLA, 8 wickets in 6 Tests)
1904 - George F Kennan, Milwaukee Wisc, US ambassador (to Moscow)
1905 - Jose Munoz Molleda, composer
1905 - Lord Franks, British ambassador (to US)
1906 - Jeffrey Lynn, actor (Tony Rome, Butterfield 8, Up Front)
1906 - Vera Menchik, Moscow, 1st official women's world chess champ (1927)
1907 - Fernando Previtali, composer
1907 - Henri van Albada, Belgian sculptor (Charles V)
1909 - Hugh Beaumont, Lawrence Ks, actor (Ward Cleaver-Leave it to Beaver)
1909 - Jeffrey Lynn, Auburn Mass, actor (My Son Jeep, Roaring Twenties)
1909 - Richard McDonald, American fast food pioneer (d. 1998)
1910 - Michael Milne-Watson, CEO (BUPA)
1910 - Miguel Bernal Jiminez, composer
1911 - Hal Porter, Australia, writer (Tilted Cross, Paper Chase)
1912 - Arthur Crook, British editor (Times Literary Supplement)
1912 - Bob Tadema Sporry, Dutch (female) author
1912 - Del Sharbutt, Cleburne Tx, TV announcer (Your Hit Parade)
1912 - Machito "Frank Grillo", Florida, bandleader (created salsa music)
1912 - Maitland Mackie, Lord Lt (Aberdeenshire)
1914 - J Tobin, British anaesthetist
1914 - Jimmy Wakely, Mineola Ark, country vocalist (5 Star Jubilee)
1915 - Michael Relph, British film producer and director (d. 2004)
1916 - William Ballard Doggett, jazz musician
1918 - Patty Andrews, American singer
1920 - Hubert van Herreweghen, Flemish writer/journalist
1920 - Lee Russell, Cleveland Oh, vocalist (Vincent Lopez)
1920 - Patty Andrews, Minneapolis MN, vocalist (Andrews Sisters)
1920 - Anna Mae Hays, American army general
1921 - Jean Behra, auto racer
1921 - Vera-Ellen [Westmeier Rohe], Norwood, Ohio, American actress/dancer (Wonder Man)
1921 - Araucaria, British crossword compiler
1922 - Geraint Evans, British opera vocalist (Knaben Wunderhorn)
1922 - Paul van 't Veer, Dutch journalist/writer (Het Vrije Volk)
1924 - James Swaffield, director-general (Swaffield & Clerk to the GLC)
1924 - Peter Webster, British High Court Judge
1925 - David Emms, director (London Goodenough Trust for Overseas Graduates)
1925 - John Schlesinger, London England, director (Midnight Cowboy, Darling)
1925 - PER Bailey, director (Gatwick & Stansted Airports)
1925 - Carlos Paredes, Portuguese guitar master (d. 2004)
1926 - Jack Levy, mechanical engineer
1926 - John Schlesinger, film director, (Midnight Cowboy)
1927 - June Brown, British actress
1929 - Peter NF Porter, Australian/British author/poet (Chair of Babel)
1929 - Gerhard Hanappi, Austrian footballer (d. 1980)
1930 - F G R Cuming, painter
1930 - Peggy King, Greensburg Pa, vocalist/actress (George Gobel Show)
1930 - Ricou Browning, Florida, director/actor (Thunderball)
1931 - A Kolleritsch, writer
1931 - Gamini Goonesena, cricket leg-spinner (all-rounder for Ceylon, Notts)
1931 - George E Sangmeister, (Rep-D-Illinois)
1931 - Ken Takakura, [Goichi Oda], Kita Japan, actor (Story of Antarctic)
1932 - A Appelfeld, writer
1932 - Gretchen Wyler, Bartlesville Oklahoma, actress (Silk Stockings)
1932 - Nand Baert, Belgian radio/TV-host
1932 - Otis Blackwell, composer/singer
1932 - Harry Goz, American actor (d. 2003)
1932 - Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, President of Sierra Leone
1934 - Austin "Ted" Taylor, US gospel/R&B-singer (Be Ever Wonderful)
1934 - Marlene Bauer Hagge, Eureka SD, LPGA golfer (1950 Woman Athlete)
1935 - Brian Bedford, England, actor (Anthony-Coronet Blue)
1935 - Robin Clark, chemist (FRS)
1935 - Sonny Bono, Detroit, vocalist (Sonny & Cher)/(Rep-R-Ca, 1995-98)
1936 - Jill Kinmont, American skier
1937 - Paul Bailey, novelist
1937 - Valentin Vasilyevich Bondarenko, cosmonaut
1938 - Barry Primus, NYC, actor (Sgt McKenna-Cagney & Lacey, Boxcar Bertha)
1938 - John Corigliano, NYC, composer (Fern Hill, Ghosts of Versailles)
1939 - David Griffiths, portrait painter
1939 - Harold Kalin, singer
1940 - Karoli Ruth Needles, painter
1941 - Vitali Kuznetsov, USSR, judo (Olympic-silver-1972)
1942 - Gabriel Brncic, composer
1942 - Kim Chong-Il, [Yura], president of North-Korea (1994- )
1942 - Kim Jong-il, Supreme Leader of North Korea (1994-2011) [disputed birthdate, 1941]
1943 - Anthony Dowell, London, ballet dancer (Royal Ballet)
1943 - J D Moore, headmaster (St Dunstan's College)
1943 - James Beaton, British GC
1944 - Richard Ford, US author (Sportswriter)
1944 - António Mascarenhas Monteiro, 2nd President of Cape Verde
1945 - Frank Welker, American voice actor
1946 - Aleksandr Shaparenko, USSR, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1972)
1946 - Ian Lavender, British actor (Stupid Boy in Dad's Army)
1946 - J R Farndon, British consultant surgeon
1948 - Eckhart Tolle, Author and spiritual teacher
1949 - Dorus Vrede, Surinam poet (Otobanda; the Other Bank)
1950 - Peter Hain, British MP
1950 - William Katt, LA California, actor (Greatest American Hero, 1st Love)
1950 - Kazuki Tomokawa, Japanese acid-folk singer
1950 - Roman Tam, Hong Kong famous singer (d. 2002)
1952 - Barry Foote, Major League Baseball player
1953 - Andre St Lauren, NHLer
1953 - George Martin, NFLer (NY Giants)
1953 - Mike Ford, NYC, Canadian Tour golfer (1976 Port Jefferson Open)
1953 - Roberta Williams, computer game designer
1954 - David Lombardo, rocker
1954 - Iain [Menzies] Banks, UK, sci-fi author (Wasp Factory)
1954 - Michael Holding, cricket fast bowler (Whispering Death-Awesome for WI)
1954 - Margaux Hemingway, Portland Or, actress (Lipstick, They Call Me Bruce)
1955 - George Martin, NFL defensive back (NY Giants)
1955 - Guy Gallo, New Orleans LA, writer (Under the Volcano)
1955 - Jeff Clayton, US jazz saxophonist/composer (Groove Shop)
1955 - Hunt Block, American actor
1956 - James Ingram, vocalist (On the Wings of Love)
1957 - LeVar Burton, Landstuhl Germany, (Roots, Star Trek Next Generation)
1958 - Herb Williams, NBA center (Toronto Raptors, NY Knicks)
1958 - Ice-T, rap singer/actor (New Jack City, Tank Girl, Crazy Six)
1958 - John Paul Morse, Marshall MI, PGA golfer (1995 United Airlines)
1958 - Lisa Loring, actress (As the World Turns, Wednesday-Addams Family)
1958 - Ice-T, American rapper, songwriter, and actor
1958 - Michael W. Burns, American politician
1959 - John McEnroe, American tennis great (US Open 1979-81, 84 Wimb 1981, 83, 84)
1959 - Kelly Tripuka, Glenn Ridge NJ, NBA forward (Det Pistons, Utah Jazz)
1960 - Cherie Chung, Hong Kong actress
1961 - Andy Taylor, Engld, rock guitarist (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
1962 - Alexa Kenin, NYC, actress (Mousie-Coed Fever)
1962 - Tony Kiley, rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
1962 - John Balance, English musician (Coil, Psychic TV) (d. 2004)
1963 - Dave Lombardo, Cuban drummer (Slayer)
1963 - Dano Halsall, Swiss swimmer
1964 - Mark Price, NBA guard (Cleveland Caveliers)
1964 - Bebeto, Brazilian footballer
1964 - Christopher Eccleston, English actor
1966 - Eric Uptagrafft, Spokane Wash, prone rifle (Olympics-1996)
1967 - Robert Massey, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions)
1967 - John Valentin, Mineola NY, infielder (Boston Red Sox)
1967 - Keith Gretzky, former hockey player; brother of Wayne Gretzky
1968 - Cecil Gray, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
1968 - Erik Regtop, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1968 - Warren Ellis, British comic book writer
1969 - Claude Lambert, Montreal Quebec, boxer (Olympics-96)
1969 - Fermin Cacho, Barcelona Spain, 1500m (Olympics-2 gold-92, 96)
1969 - Tim Costo, US baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
1969 - David Heath, American professional wrestler better known as Gangrel
1970 - Saskia Linssen, Venlo Holland, playmate (Jun, 1991)
1970 - Serdar Ortac, Turkish popstar
1970 - D.J. Wallis, American fitness competitor
1970 - Angelo Peruzzi, Italian footballer
1971 - Anthony Abrams, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs)
1971 - Chi Kredell, Long Beach Ca, water polo driver (Olympics-96)
1971 - Larry Jones, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
1971 - Marco Sas, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
1971 - Mike Hubbard, Lynchburg VA, catcher (Chicago Cubs)
1971 - Shivanthini Dharmasiri, Miss Universe-Sri Lanka (1996)
1971 - Van Tuinei, defensive end (San Diego Chargers)
1972 - Jerome Bettis, running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1973 - Cathy Freeman, Mackay Aust, 100m/200m/400m (Olympics-silver-92, 96)
1973 - James Young, Australian water polo player (Olympics-96)
1973 - Nikos Kostakis, Greek footballer
1973 - Christian Bassedas, Argentine former footballer
1974 - Jevon Langford, defensive end (Cincinnati Bengals)
1974 - Kathy McCormack, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-Silver-98)
1974 - Kimberly Dawn Whipany, Oklahoma, rocker (PC Quest-Can You See)
1974 - Fanis Katergiannakis, Greek footballer
1975 - Casey Barrett, Montreal Quebec, 200m Butterfly (Olympics-96)
1975 - Marty Murray, Deloraine, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
1975 - Nanase Aikawa, Japanese singer
1975 - Vanina Ickx, Belgian racing driver
1975 - Don Jeffcoat, American actor
1976 - Eric Byrnes, American baseball player
1976 - Kyo, Japanese singer (Dir en grey)
1976 - Joe Odagiri, Japanese actor
1977 - Alexei Morozov, NHL forward (Team Russia Oly-Silver-1998, Pittsburgh)
1977 - Trina Jackson, 4X200m freestyle swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
1977 - Ian Clarke, Irish computer programmer
1977 - Ahman Green, American football player
1978 - Caroline Hunt, Chic Ill, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96)
1978 - Tia Hellebaut, Belgian athlete
1978 - John Tartaglia, Broadway actor and Muppeteer
1978 - Wasim Jaffer, Indian Cricketer
1979 - Emma Louise DeSilets, Miss Washington Teen USA (1997)
1979 - Valentino Rossi, Italian motorcycle racer
1979 - Eric Mun, Korean rapper (Shinhwa)
1980 - Agim Kaba, American actor and film producer
1980 - Ashley Lelie, American football player
1981 - Jay Howard, British racing driver
1981 - Jerry Owens, American baseball player
1981 - Qyntel Woods, American basketball player
1982 - Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, American rapper
1985 - Zoi Dimoschaki, Greek swimmer
1987 - Theresa Goh, Singaporean Paralympic swimmer
1988 - Denílson Pereira Neves, Brazilian footballer
1998 - Mr Jefferson, Virginia, 1st cloned calf
2335 - Geordi La Forge, character on Star Trek Next Generation

Famous Deaths

309 - Pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded
923 - Abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari, islamic historian, dies at 83
1247 - Heinrich Raspe, Landgrave of Thuringia (b. 1204)
1279 - Afonso III, King of Portugal (1248-79), dies
1391 - Johannes V Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantium (1341-91), dies
1531 - Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1452)
1538 - Everhard/Erardus van de Mark, prince-bishop of Liege, dies at 65
1560 - Jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat
1653 - Johannes Schultz, composer, dies at 70
1710 - Esprit Fléchier, French writer and Bishop of Nîmes (b. 1632)
1721 - James Craggs the Younger, English politician (b. 1686)
1754 - Richard Mead, physician, dies
1779 - William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies
1791 - Richard earl d'Alton, Austria general of S Neth, commits suicide at 58
1799 - Charles Theoby, ruler (Palts & Bayern), dies at 74
1803 - Jan V clav Stich, Bohemian composer, dies at 56
1820 - Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish Lieutenant General and war hero (b. 1758).
1823 - Johann Gottfried Schict, composer, dies at 69
1825 - George Gerson, composer, dies at 34
1829 - Francois-Joseph Gossec, Belg/Fr composer (Messe of Morts), dies at 95
1834 - Lionel Lukin, life boat pioneer, dies
1844 - Joseph Crosfield, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1792)
1851 - Anne Nagell van Ampsen, Dutch politician, dies at 95
1857 - Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, French engraver, dies at 77
1857 - Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic explorer (Kane Basin), dies at 37
1858 - Georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian, dies at 86
1864 - Vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer, dies at 58
1892 - Henry Walter Bates, naturalist/explorer (South America), dies
1898 - Thomas Bracken, New Zealand poet (b. 1843)
1899 - Francois Félix Faure, president of France (1895-99), dies at 57
1900 - George Labram, US mine engineer in South Africa, dies in battle
1907 - Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1835)
1910 - Albert Heinrich Zabel, composer, dies at 75
1912 - Edgar Evans, British explorer (Antarctica), dies
1912 - St. Nikolai of Japan, Eastern Orthodox priest (b. 1836)
1915 - Emil Waldteufel, [Charles Levy], French composer (Estudiantina), dies
1916 - Jeltje de Bosch Kemper, Dutch feminist, dies at 79
1916 - [Gerard] Jan Ligthart, Dutch educator (Ot & Sien), dies at 57
1917 - Octave Mirbeau, French writer (b. 1848)
1919 - Vera Kholodnaya, Russian film star (b. 1893)
1928 - Eddie Foy, American singer and dancer (b. 1856)
1932 - Ferdinand Buisson, French pacifist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1841)
1933 - Archie Jackson, cricketer (of TB, Aus bat too briefly Avg 47.4), dies
1934 - Eduard Bagritsky, [Dzjubin], Russ poet/journalist, dies at 38
1936 - Tommy Ward, South African cricket wicket keeper (23 Tests), electrocuted
1938 - Otto zur Linde, German author (Lieder of the Leids), dies at 64
1939 - Jura Soyfer, writer, dies at 26
1944 - Edmund von Borck, composer, dies at 37
1945 - Billy Frank, cricketer (Test South Africa v Eng 1896, 5 & 2, 1-52), dies
1945 - Rudolf Vornlund, Swedish playwright (Upproret), dies at 45
1950 - David Denton, cricketer (England batsman in 11 Tests 1905-10), dies
1951 - Henri Velge, 1st chairman (Belgian Council of State), dies at 65
1952 - Knut [Pedersen] Hamsun, Norwegian writer (Wanders, Nobel 1920), dies
1957 - Leslie Hore-Belisha, [Lord Halifax], Brit min of Transport, dies at 63
1963 - Laszlo Lajtha, composer, dies at 70
1966 - Hendrik W Tilanus, artillery officer/leader (CHU 1939-63), dies at 81
1967 - Smiley Burnette, cowboy (Charlie-Petticoat Junction), dies at 55
1968 - Healey Willan, composer, dies at 87
1973 - Pieter Van der Bijl, cricketer (outstanding S Af bat in 1938-39), dies
1974 - John Garand, Canadian rifle engineer and manufacturer (b. 1888)
1975 - Morgan Taylor, American athlete (b. 1903)
1975 - Norman Treigle, American bass-baritone (b. 1927)
1978 - E. Roland Harriman, American financier (b. 1895)
1979 - Louise Allbritton, actress (Celia-Stage Door), dies at 58
1979 - Nematullah Nassiri, Iran general/head of Savak, executed
1979 - William Gargan, actor (New Adventures of Martin Kane), dies at 73
1980 - Erich Hückel, German physicist (b. 1895)
1981 - Howard Hanson, composer, dies at 84
1984 - Ken Williams, TV announcer (Video Village), dies at 69
1985 - Larry Ward, actor (Frank Ragan-Dakotas), dies at 69
1986 - Howard Da Silva, Cleve Oh, actor (Ben Franklin-1776), dies at 76
1987 - Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky, composer, dies at 82
1988 - Jean Carignan, French Canadian fiddler (b. 1916)
1990 - Keith Haring, artist/cartoonist (brilliant baby), dies of AIDs at 31
1991 - Enrique B Varela, commandant Nicaragua contra's, dies
1992 - Abbas Musawi, leader of Hezbollah, assassinated
1992 - Angela Carter, British novelist (Magic Toyshop), dies of cancer at 51
1992 - George Mann MacBeth, Scottish journalist/poet (A War Quartet), dies
1992 - Janio Quadros, president of Brazil (1961), dies
1992 - Winand J Borgerhoff Mulder, court judge Amster (squaters), dies at 78
1993 - Donald Phelps, dies of AIDS at 61
1993 - Richard Salant, news president (CBS-60 Minutes), dies at 78
1995 - John Everett Allen, US businessman, dies at 91
1995 - Martin Soames, traveller, dies at 91
1996 - Charles McCorquodale, art historian, dies at 47
1996 - Edmund G "Pat" Brown, politician, dies at 90
1996 - Kenneth Robinson, politician/businessman, dies at 84
1996 - MacLean Stevenson, actor (M*A*S*H), dies of heart attack at 66
1996 - Roger Bowen, actor (M*A*S*H, Main Event, What about Bob), dies at 62
1996 - Susan Bosence, textile designer, dies at 82
1996 - Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee, American blues singer/guitarist, dies at 80
1997 - Chien-Shiung Wu, Chinese-American physicist (b. 1912)
1999 - Michael Larson, Press Your Luck Big-winning contestant (b. 1949)
2000 - Marceline Day, American actress (b. 1908)
2000 - Karsten Solheim, Norwegian-born engineer and inventor (b. 1911)
2000 - Lila Kedrova, Russian-born actress (b. 1918)
2001 - Howard W. Koch, American film director (b. 1916)
2001 - William Masters, American gynecologist and sexologist (b. 1915)
2001 - Bob Buhl, baseball player (b. 1928)
2002 - Walter Winterbottom, England football manager (b. 1913)
2003 - Eleanor "Sis" Daley, wife of Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley (b. 1907)
2004 - Doris Troy, American singer (b. 1937)
2005 - Nicole DeHuff, American actress (pneumonia) (b. 1975)
2005 - Queen Narriman, second and last wife of King Farouk and mother of their only child King Fuad II
2006 - Johnny Grunge, American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
2006 - Ernie Stautner, German-born American football player (b. 1925)
2009 - Stephen Cardinal Kim Sou-hwan, Korean Cardinal, Protopriest of the Holy Roman Church (b. 1921)
2010 - Wan Chi Keung, Hong Kong soccer player and actor. (b. 1956)
2011 - Justinas Marcinkevičius, Lithuanian poet and playwright (b. 1930)
2011 - Len Lesser, American actor (b. 1922)
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Historical Events

1370 - Battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania
1500 - Battle of Hemmingstedt.
1568 - Holy Roman Emperor agrees to pay tribute to the Sultan for peace
1598 - Boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia
1600 - Philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori in Rome, charged of heresy.
1621 - Miles Standish appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony
1634 - William Prynne tried in Star Chamber for publishing "Histrio-masti
1670 - France & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty
1676 - Kings Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty
1691 - Thomas Neale granted British patent for American postal service
1714 - Parliament of Paris accepts Pope Clemens XI's "Unigenitus" degree
1772 - 1st partition of Poland-Russia & Prussia, joined later by Austria
1776 - 1st volume of Gibbon's "Decline & Fall of Roman Empire" published
1791 - Messier catalogs M83 (spiral galaxy in Hydra)
1795 - Thomas Seddal harvests 8.3-kg potato from his garden Chester, England
1801 - House breaks electoral college tie, chooses Jefferson pres over Burr
1814 - Battle of Mormans.
1817 - 1st US city lit by gas (Baltimore)
1818 - Baron Karl von Drais de Sauerbrun patents "draisine" (early bicycle)
1836 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leaves Tasmania
1841 - Dutch ex-king Willem I marries Henriette d'Oultremont de Wégimont
1848 - Toscane gets liberal Constitution
1854 - British recognize independence of Orange Free State (South Africa)
1859 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Un Ballo in maschera" premieres in Napoli
1864 - Confederate sub "HL Hunley" sinks Union ship "Housatonic"
1865 - -18] Battle of Charleston SC
1865 - Columbia SC burns down during Civil War
1867 - 1st ship passes through Suez Canal
1867 - Gyula Andressy becomes premier of Hungary
1870 - Esther Morris appointed 1st female judge
1870 - Mississippi becomes 9th state readmitted to US after Civil War
1876 - Sardines 1st canned (Julius Wolff-Eastport, Maine)
1878 - 1st telephone exchange in SF opens with 18 phones
1880 - Tsar Alexander II of Russia survives an assassination attempt
1882 - 1st Test Cricket match played at Sydney Cricket Ground
1883 - A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London
1885 - Bismarck gives Carl Peters' firm management of East-Africa
1896 - London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective
1897 - National Organization of Mothers forms (Parent Teacher Association)
1904 - Giacomo Puccini's opera "Madama Butterfly," premieres in Milan
1905 - Frances Willard becomes 1st women honored in National Statuary Hall
1906 - Theodore Roosevelt's daughter Alice marries in the White House
1911 - 1st hydroplane flight to & from a ship (Glenn Curtiss, San Diego)
1913 - 1st minimum wage law in US takes effect (Oregon)
1913 - NY Armory Show introduces Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp to US public
1915 - Edward Stone, 1st US combatant to die in WW I, is mortally wounded
1916 - Romberg/Hanley/Atteridge/Smith' musical premieres in NYC
1921 - Arthur Honegger's "Pastorale D'ete," premieres
1923 - Ottawa Senator Cy Denneny becomes NHL's all time scorer (143 goals)
1924 - Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard freestyle record (52.4 seconds)
1926 - Avalanche buries 75 in Sap Gulch Bingham Utah, 40 die
1926 - Tennis star Suzanne Lenglen beats Helen Wills in their only match
1930 - French government of Tardieu, falls
1931 - 1st telecast of a sporting event in Japan (baseball)
1931 - Hockey's Hershey Bears (now with AHL) 1st game
1932 - Irving Berlin's musical "Face the Music," premieres in NYC
1933 - 1st issue of "Newsweek" magazine published
1933 - Blondie Boopadoop married Dagwood Bumstead in the comic Blondie
1933 - Marinus van der Lubbe arrives in Glindow, at Potsdam
1933 - US Senate accept Blaine Act: ending prohibition
1934 - 1st high school auto driving course offered (State College, Penn)
1936 - "Phantom" cartoon strip by Lee Falk debuts
1936 - -58°F (-50°C), McIntosh, South Dakota (state record)
1936 - SN Behrmann's "End of Summer," premieres in NYC
1936 - The world's first superhero, The Phantom, makes his first appearance in comics.
1938 - 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
1939 - Katwijk soccer team forms
1940 - Bradman scores 135 in a non-Shield match for SA v West Australia
1940 - British destroyers board German Altmark off Norway
1941 - Joe Louis KOs Gus Dorazio in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1943 - -19] Hitler visits fieldmarshal von Mansteins hq in Zaporozje
1943 - Dutch churches protest at Seyss-Inquart against persecution of Jews
1943 - Gen-major Bradley flies to Wash DC
1943 - NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio, enlists into the US army
1944 - Battle of Eniwetok Atoll begins; US victory on Feb 22
1944 - US begins night bombing of Truk
1946 - Humanistic Covenant forms in Amsterdam
1947 - Dutch RC bishops publish manifest against "godless communism"
1947 - Voice of America begins broadcasting to USSR
1949 - Chaim Weitzman elected 1st president of Israel
1949 - Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Andrea Kekesy/Ede Kiraly of HUN
1949 - Ladies Figure Skating Champions in Paris won by Alena Vrzanova of CZE
1949 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Richard Button USA
1949 - Richard Button retains world figure skating championship in Paris
1950 - 31 die in a train crash in Rockville Center NY
1953 - Baseball star/pilot Ted Williams uninjured as plane shot down in Korea
1953 - DSB soccer team forms in Eindhoven
1955 - Ice Dance Championship at Vienna Austria won by J Westwood/Demmy GRB
1955 - Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Frances Dafoe & Bowden of CAN
1955 - KTVF TV channel 11 in Fairbanks, AK (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Tenley Albright US
1955 - Mike Souchak sets PGA 72-hole record of 257
1956 - Ice Dance Championship at Garmisch won by Pamela Weight/P Thomas GRB
1956 - Ice Pairs Championship at Garmisch won by Schwarz & Oppelt of AUT
1956 - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Garmisch won by Carol Heiss USA
1956 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Garmisch won by H A Jenkins USA
1957 - Fire in Warreton Mo, kills 72
1957 - Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
1957 - Suez Canal reopens
1957 - A fire at a home for the elderly in Warrenton, Missouri kills 72 people.
1958 - Comic strip "BC" 1st appears
1958 - WETV (now WPBA) TV channel 30 in Atlanta, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1959 - 1st weather satellite launched, Vanguard 2, 9.8 kg
1962 - Beach Boys introduced a new musical style with their hit "Surfin"
1962 - Storm in Hamburg, kills 265
1962 - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs St Louis
1963 - Toru Terasawa runs world record marathon (2:15:15.8
1964 - 101st member elected to baseball's hall of fame (Luke Appling)
1964 - US House of Reps accept Law on the civil rights
1964 - US Supreme court rules - 1 man 1 vote (Westberry v Sanders)
1964 - WMEM TV channel 10 in Presque Isle, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
1965 - US Ranger 8 launched, will transmit 7,137 lunar pictures
1965 - US-Japan baseball relations suspended over Masanori Murakami dispute
1966 - French satellite Diapason D-1A launch into Earth orbit
1967 - Beatles release "Penny Lane" & "Strawberry Fields"
1967 - Kosmos 140 (Soyuz Test) launches into Earth orbit
1968 - Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Mass, opens
1969 - Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash record an album (never released)
1969 - Golda Meir sworn in as Israel's 1st female prime minister
1970 - Jeffrey McDonald slices up his wife & daughter
1970 - Joni Mitchell's final concert (Royal Albert Hall)
1970 - Robert Marasco's "Child's Play," premieres in NYC
1971 - England regains cricket Ashes with a 2-0 series win
1972 - British Parliament votes to join European Common Market
1972 - President Nixon leaves Washington DC for China
1972 - Sales of the Volkswagen Beetle model exceed those of Ford Model-T.
1973 - Rodney Redmond scores 107 on debut v Pakistan, his only Test Cricket
1974 - 49 die in stampede for seats at soccer match, Cairo, Egypt
1974 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Naples Lely Golf Classic
1974 - Robert K. Preston, a disgruntled U.S. Army private, buzzes the White House with a stolen helicopter.
1976 - "Rockabye Hamlet" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 7 performances
1976 - Macau adopts constitution (Organic Law of Macau)
1976 - NZ scores their 1st innings win in Test Cricket, v India
1976 - Richard Hadlee takes 7-23 v India, his 1st match-winning spell
1979 - China invades Vietnam
1979 - Eric Heiden equals skating world record 1000m (1:14.99)
1979 - The Sino-Vietnamese War begins.
1980 - Buddy Baker wins Daytona 500 (177.6 MPH/285.8 kph)
1980 - Dot Germain wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
1981 - Chrysler Corp reports largest corporate losses in US history
1982 - Commencement of Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket match, v England
1983 - Bob Bourne fails on 8th Islander penalty shot
1983 - Netherlands adopts constitution
1983 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 - 1st class postage rises from 20 cents to 22 cents
1985 - 1st day/night game at the MCG, Australia v England
1985 - 3rd person to receive an artificial heart (Murray Haydon)
1985 - Hein Vergeer becomes world champion skater
1985 - Laffit Pincay Jr is third to ride 6,000th winners at Santa Anita
1986 - 1st Francophone Summit convenes at Versailles
1986 - Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC morning radio (WXRK 92.3 FM)
1986 - Johnson & Johnson announces it no longer sell capsule drugs
1986 - Libyan bombers attack N'djamena Airport in Chad
1987 - Don Mattingly wins highest salary arbitration ($1,975,000 per year)
1987 - Michelle Renee Royer, 21, (Texas), crowned 36th Miss USA
1988 - Lebanese terrorists kidnap UN truce observer Lt Col William Higgins
1988 - US Lt Col Wm Higgins kidnapped by Lebanese terrorists & later killed
1989 - 6-week study of Arctic atmosphere shows no ozone "hole"
1989 - Former baseball player/manager Leo Durocher injured in a car crash
1989 - Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia & Libya form common market
1989 - Orel Hershiser, Dodger pitcher signs record $7.9M-3 year contract
1989 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1989 - Whitesnake's rocker David Coverdale weds actress Tawny Kitaen
1991 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
1993 - Haitian ferry boat capsize in storm, 800-2,000 die
1993 - Mark Foster swims world record 50m free style (21.60 sec)
1995 - 11th Soap Opera Digest Awards
1995 - Colin Fergusson found guilty of killing 6 people on the LIRR in NY
1995 - Tiger mgr Sparky Anderson takes unpaid leave due to baseball strike
1995 - Federal judge allows lawsuit claiming US tobacco makers knew nicotine was addictive & manipulated its levels to keep customers hooked
1996 - 1st full ODI for the Netherlands, v NZ, cricket World Cup Nolan Clarke makes ODI debut for Netherlands at age 47
1997 - Carl Sagan Public Memorial at Pasadena Calif
1997 - Weekly Standard shows evidence Larry Flint sex abused his daughter
1998 - Diane Zamora, 20, Naval Academy cadet convicted of capital murder
1998 - Larry Wayne Harris & Bill Levitt arrested for possession of anthrax
1998 - USA Women's Ice Hockey Team beats Canada and wins the first Olympic Gold medal
2002 - Westlife go to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'World Of Our Own.' The Irish boy band's 10th UK No.1 single.
2002 - 'Always On Time' by R&B artist Ja Rule featuring Ashanti starts a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart.
2003 - The London Congestion Charge scheme begins.
2006 - A massive mudslide occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126.
2008 - Kosovo declares independence from Serbia.

Famous Birthdays

1444 - Rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist
1490 - Charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy)
1519 - Francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563)
1581 - Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653)
1583 - J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist
1646 - Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714)
1653 - Arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)
1667 - Georg Bronner, composer
1675 - Johann Melchior Conradi, composer
1696 - Baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer
1697 - Louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer
1699 - Hans Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, German architect (Sanssouci)
1718 - Matthew Tilghman, American Continental Congressman (d. 1790)
1723 - Tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination
1740 - Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist
1747 - Narciso Casanovas, composer
1752 - Friedrich M Klinger, German playwright (Wirrwarr)
1754 - Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer
1754 - Nicolas Baudin, French explorer (d. 1803)
1758 - John Pinkerton, Scottish historian
1774 - Raphaelle Peale, US, painter (After the Rain-1823)
1781 - René-Theophile-Hyacinthe Lannec, France, inventor (stethoscope)
1796 - Giovanni Pacini, composer
1796 - Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (d. 1866)
1804 - Samuel Read Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1883
1816 - Friedrich Wilhelm Markull, composer
1816 - Haller Nutt, Southern Plantation owner (d. 1864)
1820 - Henri Vieuxtemps, Verviers Belgium, composer/teacher (Brussels Cons)
1820 - Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Catholic cardinal (d. 1898)
1821 - Lola Montez, Irish dancer (d. 1861)
1824 - William Farrar "Baldy" Smith, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1903
1831 - Francisco Salvador Daniel, composer
1836 - Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Spanish poet (d. 1870)
1837 - Francis Jay Herron, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1902
1837 - Sam[uel] van Houten, Dutch (lib) minister (child labor laws)
1844 - A Montgomery Ward, found mail-order business (Montgomery Ward)
1848 - Louisa Lawson, Australian suffragist and writer (d. 1920)
1849 - Selwyn Image, Bodiam Sussex, painter
1850 - Anton Urspruch, composer
1850 - Ludwig Bonvin, composer
1854 - Friedrich A Krupp, German arms manufacturer
1855 - Otto Liman von Sanders, German general in Turkey (WW I)
1857 - Samuel Sidney McClure, Irish-American newspaper editor/publisher
1858 - Ernest Ford, composer
1861 - Princess Helena, Duchess of Albany (d. 1922)
1862 - Edward German (Jones), Whitchurch Shropshire, British composer
1862 - Mori Ōgai, Japanese novelist and poet (d. 1922)
1863 - Fyodor Sologub, Russian symbolist novelist and poet (d. 1927)
1864 - Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, NSW Australia, poet (Waltzing Matilda)
1864 - Jozef Murgaš, Slovak inventor (d. 1929)
1867 - William Cadbury, England, chocolate manufacturer (Cadbury)
1870 - Louis de Raet, Belgian economist/founder (Flemish People's Party)
1874 - Thomas J Watson, US, representative/founder (IBM)
1877 - Henri Vandeputte, Belgian author/poet (L'homme Jeune)
1877 - Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and writer (d. 1904)
1877 - André Maginot, French politician (d. 1932)
1879 - Dorothy Canfield Fisher, US, novelist (Book-of-Month-Club)
1880 - Alvaro Obregon, general/president Mexico (1920-24)
1882 - Kurt Schindler, composer
1882 - Noah Beery, Smithville AR, actor (Story of Esther, Mark of Zorro)
1884 - Arthur Vanderpoorten, Flemish minister of Internal affairs (1940)
1885 - Steve Evans, American baseball player (d. 1943)
1887 - Leevi Antti Madetoja, composer
1888 - Henrietta P "Hetty" Beck, actress (Bouwmeester Award)
1888 - Otto Stern, German/US physicist (Stern-Gerlach-experiment, Nobel 1943)
1888 - Ronald Aburthnott Knox, English priest/writer (Viaduct Murder)
1889 - H[aroldson] L Hunt, Texas oil multi-millionaire
1891 - Georg Britting, writer
1892 - Theodor Plievier, German writer (Des Kaisers Kulis, Stalingrad)
1893 - Wally Pipp, American baseball player (d. 1965)
1895 - Anita Stewart, NY, actress (South of Hell Mountain)
1895 - Edna Park Edwards, PA
1897 - Johan[nes A] Kaart, Dutch actor/stage manager (My Fair Lady)
1898 - Tom Lowry, cricketer (NZ batsman in seven Tests & their 1st Test capt)
1902 - Marian Anderson, Phila, operatic contralto (banned by D.A.R.)
1903 - Johannes Linthorst Homan, director of the queen in Groningen
1904 - Albert Kuyle, [Louis Kuitenbrouwer], Dutch writer (Jesus' Robe)
1904 - Hans Morgenthau, German political philosopher (d. 1980)
1906 - Galo Plaza Lasso, pres of Ecuador (1948-52), head of OAS (1968-75)
1906 - Ramon Tapales, composer
1907 - Alec Wilder, Rochester NY, composer (1973 ASCAP award)
1907 - Charles B Timmer, Dutch translator/writer (Russia Black on White)
1908 - Staats Cotsworth, Oak Park IL, actor (Peyton Place)
1908 - Walter L "Red" Barber, Miss, sports announcer (Bkln Dodgers, NY Yanks)
1909 - Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Belgian cyclist (champ sprinter 1932-37)[NS]
1909 - Marjorie Lawrence, Australia, soprano (Venus-Tannhäuser)
1910 - Ai Qing, poet
1910 - Marc Lawrence, NYC, actor (Man With Golden Gun)
1911 - Arthur Hunnicutt, Gravelly AR, actor (Big Sky, Apache Uprising)
1912 - Andre Norton, American author (d. 2005)
1913 - Josephine F "Fietje" van Anrooy, Dutch actress/director
1913 - Oskar Danon, composer
1913 - Rene Leibowitz, composer
1914 - Albert Westerlinck, [Jose J M Aerts], Flemish literary
1914 - Arthur Kennedy, Worcester Mass, actor (Fantastic Voyage, Peyton Place)
1914 - Per-Jakez Helias, writer/teacher
1914 - [Bert de] Wayne Morris, LA California, WW II-pilot/actor (Paths of Glory)
1915 - Homer Keller, composer
1916 - Don Tallon, cricketer (perhaps Australia's greatest wicket-keeper)
1916 - Raf Vallone, Tropea Italy, actor (El Cid, 2 Women, Greek Tycoon)
1916 - Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(d. 1940)
1917 - Abdur Rahman Badawi, Egyptian philosopher (d. 2002)
1917 - Guillermo González Camarena, Mexican inventor (d. 1965)
1918 - Charles A Hayes, (Rep-D-IL, 1983- )
1918 - Olive Gibbs, peace campaigner
1919 - Jock Mahoney, Chicago, actor (Dallas, Yancy Derringer, Day of Fury)
1919 - Joseph R Hunt, tennis champ (US Open-1943)
1919 - Kathleen Freeman, Chicago Ill, actress (Beverly Hillbillies)
1920 - Colin Franklin, doctor
1920 - Paul Fetler, composer
1920 - Trevor Oswald Ling, religious studies professor
1922 - Tommy Edwards, rock vocalist (It's All in the Game)
1922 - Enrico Banducci, American nightclub owner (d. 2007)
1922 - Marshall Teague, American race car driver (d. 1959)
1923 - Alden Winship Clausen, Hamilton Ill, banker (Pres of World Bank)
1924 - Margaret Truman, Mo, pres daughter/writer (Murder at FBI)/pianist
1924 - Gevork Vartanian, Iran, Soviet intelligence agent (Operation Long Jump), (d. 2012)
1925 - Fritz Behrendt, German/Dutch cartoon character (The Slogan)
1925 - Hal Holbrook, Cleveland, actor (All the President's Men, Mark Twain)
1925 - Ron Goodwin, English composer and conductor (d. 2003)
1926 - Friedrich Cerha, composer
1926 - Lee Hoiby, Madison Wisconsin, composer (1957 Arts & Letters)
1928 - Marta Romero, Puerto Rican actress & singer
1929 - Chaim Potok, NYC, novelist (Promise)
1929 - Yasser Arafat, PLO-leader (Achille Lauro, Nobel 1994)
1929 - Paul Meger, Canadian ice hockey player
1930 - Usko Merilainen, composer
1930 - Ruth Rendell, English writer
1932 - Buck Trent, Spartanburg SC, banjoist/singer (Hee Haw)
1933 - Bobby Lewis, rocker (Tossin' & Turnin')
1933 - Craig Thomas, (Rep-R-Wyoming)
1934 - Alan Bates, Allestree Engld, actor (Zorba the Greek, Unmarried Woman)
1934 - Barry Humphries, Australia TV host (Dame Edna Everage)
1934 - Buddy Ryan, NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles, Phoenix Cardinals)
1935 - Johnny Bush, country singer
1935 - Christina Pickles, UK-born American actress
1936 - Barry Jarman, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper in 60's)
1936 - Jim Brown, Ga, NFL full back (Cleveland Browns)/actor (Dirty Dozen)
1936 - Peter Walker, cricket all-rounder (Glamorgan did little for Eng 1960)
1937 - Mickey McGill, US vocalist (Dells-Love is Blue)
1938 - Mary Frances Berry, educator/head (US Commission on Civil Rights)
1939 - Mary Ann Mobley, Biloxi Ms, Miss America-1959/actr (Diff'rent Strokes)
1939 - John Leyton, British singer
1940 - Dennis Gamsy, cricketer (South African bat in 2 Tests v Australia 1970)
1941 - Gene Pitney, Hartford Ct, vocalist/songwriter (Town Without Pity)
1941 - Heidi Biebi, German Fed Rep, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1960)
1942 - Huey Newton, Black Panther leader
1944 - Bernie Grant, British politician (Labour)
1944 - Karl Jenkins, Welsh composer
1945 - Brenda Fricker, Dublin Ireland, actress (My Left Foot)
1945 - Patricia Morrow, actress (Rita-Peyton Place)
1945 - Willie J L Swildens-Rozendal, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1946 - Andre Dussollier, Annecy France, actor (3 Men & a Cradle)
1946 - Valdemar Bandolowski, Denmark, yachting (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1946 - Zina Bethune, NYC, actress (Nurses, Who's That Knocking at My Door), (d. 2012)
1947 - Ben Cramer, Dutch vocalist (Clown)
1947 - Dallas Adams, British actor/painter/writer (Terror From Within)
1947 - Dodie Stevens, actress (Mary Hartman!)
1948 - José José, Mexican singer and actor
1949 - Fred Frith, English guitarist/violinist/bassist (Skeleton Crew)
1950 - Rick Medlocke, rock guitarist/vocalist (Blackfoot)
1952 - Guillermo Vilas, tennis player (1977 US Open)
1952 - Insook Bhushan, Seoul Korea, US US table tennis player (Olympic-92)
1952 - Karin Janz, East German gymnast
1953 - Janice Dickinson, Bkln NY, model (Vogue)
1954 - Rene Russo, actress (Ransom)
1955 - Mo Yan, Chinese novelist
1956 - Richard Karn, American actor
1957 - Loreena McKennitt, Canadian musician
1958 - Heidi Hagman, actress (Linda-Archie Bunker's Place)
1958 - Karen Lende O'Connor, Concord Ma, equestrian 3-day (Oly-silver-96)
1959 - Ambrose "Rowdy" Gaines, US, 100m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1984)
1959 - Daniel Ray "Danny" Ainge, basketball & football star
1959 - Richard Karn, Seattle WA, actor (Al-Home Improvement)
1959 - Rowdy Gaines, US swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1984)
1959 - Aryeh Deri, Israeli rabbi and politician
1961 - Deb[ra] Richardson, Minneapolis MN, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
1961 - Guy McIntyre, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
1962 - David McComb, Australia, vocalist/songwriter (Triffids)
1962 - Hennie Meijer, soccer player (Cambuur L, FC Heerenveen)
1962 - Lou Diamond Phillips, Philippines, actor (La Bamba, Stand & Deliver)
1962 - Tony Blain, cricketer (NZ Test wicket-keeper)
1962 - Samuel Bayer, American music video director
1963 - Dan Reed, rocker/actor (HOTS, Lake Consequence)
1963 - Michael Jordan, NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls) and sports superstar
1963 - Larry the Cable Guy, American comedian
1964 - Mike Campbell, Seattle WA, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
1964 - Buster Olney, American sports columnist
1965 - Clayton Prince, Phila, actor (Hairspray, Reuben-Another World)
1965 - Jim Bowie, Japanese/US baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics)
1965 - Michael Bay, American film director
1966 - Luc Robitaille, Montreal, NHL left wing (NY Rangers, Pitts Penguins)
1966 - Melissa Brooke-Belland, rocker (Voice of the Beehive-Let it Bee)
1966 - Ioannis Kalitzakis, Greek footballer
1966 - Quorthon, Swedish musician (Bathory) (d. 2004)
1966 - Michael Lepond, American musician
1967 - Gary Shuchuk, Edmonton, NHL center (LA Kings)
1967 - Michelle Forbes, Austin TX, actress (Ensign Ro-Star Trek Next Gen)
1967 - Chanté Moore, American singer
1968 - Bryan Cox, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears)
1968 - Celita Schutz, Riverdale NJ, half-middleweight judoka (Olympics-96)
1968 - Patrick Uterwijk, pop guitarist (Pestilence, Consuming Impulse)
1968 - Bryan Cox, National Football League player
1969 - David Klingler, NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders, Cin Bengals)
1969 - Joel Steed, NFL nose tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1969 - Levon Kirkland, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1969 - Traci Adell, New Orleans La, playmate (July, 1994)
1969 - Tuesday Knight, American actress
1970 - Tommy Moe, Anchorage Alaska, nordic skiier (Olympic-gold/silver-1994)
1970 - Tim Mahoney, American musician (311)
1970 - Dominic Purcell, English-born actor
1971 - Martyn Bennett, Canadian composer (d. 2005)
1971 - Jeremy Edwards, British actor
1971 - Denise Richards, American actress
1972 - Billie Joe Armstrong, singer/musician (Green Day)
1972 - Lloy Ball, Ft Wayne Ind, volleyball setter (Olympics-96)
1972 - Richard MacQuire, Melbourne VIC Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
1972 - Stephen Robinson, Arlington Va, rower (Olympics-1996)
1972 - Tony Lawson, NSA Australia, diver (Olympics-96)
1972 - Vladimir Vujtek, NHL forward (Team Czech Oly-Gold-1998, Tampa Bay)
1972 - William Floyd, full back (San Francisco 49ers)
1972 - Taylor Hawkins, American musician (Foo Fighters)
1972 - Valeria Mazza, Argentinian model
1972 - Yuki Isoya, Japanese singer (formerly Judy and Mary)
1973 - Chris Robinson, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
1973 - Drew Barry, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
1973 - Frank Sanders, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
1973 - Raymond Jackson, NFL defensive back (Buffalo Bills)
1973 - SaRenna Lee, American pornographic actress
1974 - Jerry O'Connell, NYC, actor (Scream 2, Andrew-My Secret Identity)
1974 - Valeria Mazza, Rosario Argentina, model (Cosmo-July 1995)
1974 - Kaoru, Japanese musician
1974 - Bryan White, American singer
1975 - Sung-Hee Park, Pusan Korea, tennis star (1993 Futures-Seoul)
1975 - Todd Harvey, Hamilton, NHL center (Dallas Stars)
1975 - Vaclav Prospal, NHL forward (Team Czech Oly-Gold-1998, Philadelphia)
1975 - Wish Bone, American rapper
1975 - Harisu, South Korean singer, model and actress
1976 - Kelly Carlson, American actress
1976 - Scott Williamson, American baseball player
1978 - Jacob Wetterling, American kidnapping victim
1979 - Dee, Puerto Rican pornographic actress
1979 - Josh Willingham, American baseball player
1980 - Shanyn MacEachern, Brampton Ontario, gymnist (Olympics-96)
1980 - Klemi Saban, Israeli footballer
1980 - Al Harrington, American basketball player
1980 - Jason Ritter, American actor
1981 - Donielle Thompson, Wheatridge CO, gymnast (World-bronze-95, Oly-96)
1981 - Lisa Skinner, Queensland Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
1981 - Paris Hilton, American actress and heiress
1982 - Joseph Gordon-Levitt, actor (Tommy Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun)
1982 - Adriano, Brazilian footballer
1982 - Lupe Fiasco, American rapper
1982 - Brian Bruney, American baseball player
1983 - Gérald Cid, French footballer
1983 - Marios Kaperonis, Greek boxer
1984 - Jimmy Jacobs, American professional wrestler
1984 - Kenta Kamakari, Japanese actor and seiyuu
1984 - AB de Villiers, South African cricketer
1985 - Anne Curtis, Filipino actress and commercial model
1986 - Joey O'Brien, Irish footballer
1986 - Sandra Nilsson, Swedish model
1988 - Natascha Kampusch, Austrian kidnapping victim
1991 - Bonnie Wright, British actress
1992 - Meaghan Jette Martin, American child actress and singer
1996 - Sasha Pieterse, South African child actress

Famous Deaths

364 - Flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32
364 - Jovian, Roman Emperor
440 - Mesrop Mashtots
956 - Hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55
1339 - Otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301)
1371 - Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria
1596 - Friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar (b. 1536)
1600 - Giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake
1609 - Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549)
1612 - Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Luik/archbish Cologne, dies at 57
1612 - Jodocus Hondius, Flemish cartoonist/mathematician, dies at 48
1624 - Juan de Mariana, Spanish historian (b. 1536)
1652 - Gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67
1654 - Michael Lohr, composer, dies at 62
1659 - Abel Servien, French diplomat (b. 1593)
1673 - Moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies
1673 - Molière, French playwright (b. 1622)
1680 - Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (b. 1599)
1688 - Rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian
1715 - Antoine Galland, French interpreter, dies at 68
1732 - Louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63
1768 - Arthur Onslow, English politician (b. 1691)
1780 - Andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian (b. 1706)
1796 - James Macpherson, poet, dies
1815 - Franz Gotz, composer, dies at 59
1827 - Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss educator, dies at 81
1841 - Ferdinando Carulli, composer, dies at 70
1847 - William Collins, landscape painter, dies
1852 - Micha Joseph Levenson, Hebrew poet, dies
1854 - Hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer, dies at 71
1854 - John Martin, English painter (b. 1789)
1856 - Heinrich Heine, German poet, dies at 58 in Paris
1856 - John Braham, singer/composer, dies at 81
1874 - [Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet, Belg astronomer/sociologist, dies at 77
1875 - Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet, dies at 33
1878 - Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59
1883 - Napoleon Coste, composer, dies at 76
1883 - Vasudeo Balwant Phadke, Indian revolutionary (b. 1845)
1890 - Christopher Sholes, American inventor (b. 1819)
1901 - Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, composer, dies at 38
1903 - Joseph Parry, composer, dies at 61
1905 - Serge Alexandrovich, gov-gen Moscow, murdered
1907 - Henry Olcott, co-founder (Theosophical Society-Madras), dies
1907 - Henry Steel Olcott, US co-founder (Theosophist Society), dies at 74
1908 - Geronimo, Apache chief, dies at about 79
1912 - Aloys von Aerenthal, foreign minister (Austria-Hungary), dies at 57
1912 - Lawrence Oates, British explorer (Antarctica), dies
1917 - Edmund Bishop, English secretary of Thomas Carlyle, dies at 70
1918 - Wilfrid Laurier, Canadian PM (1896-1911), dies
1924 - Oskar Merikanto, composer, dies at 55
1929 - John Read, cricketer (batted in 17 Tests for Eng for 463 runs), dies
1932 - Frans Gailliard, Belgian painter/graphic artist (Egina), dies at 70
1933 - Henri[cus A] Viotta, Dutch composer (Handbook of Music), dies at 84
1934 - Albert I LCMM von Saksen-Coburg, king of Belgium (1909-34), dies at 58
1934 - Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player (b. 1862)
1936 - Erich Schaeder, German theologist (Theozentrische), dies at 74
1939 - Willy Hess, German violinist (b. 1859)
1943 - Armand J. Piron, American jazz violinist and composer (b. 1888)
1943 - Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (b. 1872)
1944 - Fausto Agnelli, Swiss painter, dies at 64
1951 - Nikoghayos Fadeyi Tigranyan, composer, dies at 94
1954 - Evert Gorter, children artist (Kindergeneeskunde), dies at 72
1955 - Otto J Gombosi, Hungarian/US musicologist, dies at 52
1958 - Hugh McCrae, Australian writer (b. 1876)
1959 - Kathryn Adams, actress (Meet the Chump, 5th Avenue Girl), dies
1959 - Tim Mara, co-founder of NFL's NY Giants, dies
1961 - Nita Naldi, actress (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies of heart attack at 63
1962 - Bruno Walter, symphony conductor (NY Philharmonic), dies at 85
1962 - Joseph Kearns, actor (George-Dennis the Menace), dies at 55
1966 - Frank Pettingell, actor (Becket, Up the Creek), dies at 75
1966 - Gail Kane, actress (White Sister, Arizona), dies at 81
1966 - Hans Hofmann, German/US painter (Search for the Real), dies at 85
1968 - Donald Wolfit, actor (Lawrence of Arabia), dies of heart ailment at 65
1970 - Agnon, [SJ Czaczkes], Hebrew writer (Nobel 1966), dies at 81
1970 - Alfred Newman, US composer, dies at 69
1970 - Schmuel J Agnon, novelist (Nobel 1966), dies
1971 - Teddy Hart, actor (3 Men on a Horse), dies at 73
1972 - Gavril Nikolayevich Popov, composer, dies at 67
1976 - Jean Servais, Belgian actor (Every Man is My Enemy), dies at 65
1976 - Johan[nes A] Card, actor/stage manager (My Fair Lady), dies at 78
1977 - Quincy Howe, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), dies at 76
1977 - Janani Luwum, Ugandan Archbishop (b. 1922)
1979 - William Gargan, actor (Rain, Bells of St Mary), dies at 73
1980 - Graham Sutherland, painter, dies
1980 - Jerry Fielding, composer (Bewitched, Hogan's Heroes), dies at 57
1982 - Lee Strasberg, acting coach/actor (And Justice for All), dies at 81
1982 - Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (b. 1922)
1982 - Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 64
1984 - Lucille Benson, actress (Lilly-Bosom Buddies), dies at 69
1985 - Wanda Perry, actress (Roberta, Death of a Salesman), dies at 67
1986 - Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (Kingdom Happiness), dies at 90
1986 - Paul Stewart, actor (Opening Night, In Cold Blood, Window), dies
1987 - Hal K Dawson, actor (Another Language, Wells Fargo), dies
1987 - Verree Teasdale, actress (Skyscraper Souls), dies
1989 - Lefty Gomez, pitching great (NY Yankees), dies at 80
1990 - Erik Rhodes, actor (Top Hat), dies of pneumonia at 84
1990 - Frans Kellendonk, Dutch writer (Good for Nothing), dies at 39
1990 - Keith Haring, US graffiti-artist, dies at 31
1990 - Marc Clement, actor (Career Opportunities, Sluggers Wife), dies
1990 - Hap Day, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (b. 1901)
1991 - Enrique Bermudez, commandant (Contra), dies
1993 - Alfredo de Leon, leader (Philippines Red Scorpio Gang), killed
1993 - George E Wilburn, film editor, dies of emphysema at 77
1993 - Leslie Townsend, cricket all-rounder (Engld in 4 Tests 1930-34), dies
1994 - Randy Shilts, US journalist (& the band played on), dies of AIDs at 41
1995 - Jan Bart Klaster, music editor (The Slogan), dies at 50
1995 - Thelma Hulbert, painter, dies at 81
1995 - Timothy Hugh Brown, theatre critic, dies at 52
1995 - Uta Graf, singer/teacher, dies at 80
1996 - Bentley Bridgewater, british Museum secretary, dies at 84
1996 - Henry Guinness, missionary, dies at 87
1996 - Jean Writer-Pierre Herve Bazin, dies at 84
1996 - Michael Raptis, writer/recolutionary, dies at 84
1996 - [Elsie] Evelyn Laye, actress/singer (Sun Child), dies at 95
1997 - Zein Isa, Palestinian militant imprisoned in the United States for the honor killing of his daughter
1998 - Ernst Juenger, German writer, dies at 102
1998 - Bob Merrill, American composer and lyricist (b. 1921)
2001 - Khalid Abdul Muhammed, American Nation of Islam spokesman (b. 1948)
2001 - Bob Geary, Canadian football player and manager (b. 1933)
2004 - José López Portillo, President of Mexico (b. 1920)
2005 - Dan O'Herlihy, Irish actor (b. 1919)
2005 - Omar Sivori, Argentine footballer (b. 1935)
2006 - Ray Barretto, Puerto Rican musician (b. 1929)
2006 - Bill Cowsill, American singer (The Cowsills) (b. 1948)
2007 - Jurga Ivanauskaitė, Lithuanian writer (b. 1961)
2007 - Mike Awesome, American professional wrestler (b. 1965)
2007 - Dermot O'Reilly, Irish-born Canadian musician, producer and songwriter (b. 1943)
2007 - Maurice Papon, French Nazi collaborator (b. 1910)
2008 - Brian Harris, English footballer (b. 1935)
2009 - Gazanfer Özcan, Turkish actor (b. 1931)
2009 - Conchita Cintrón, Chilean bullfighter (b. 1922)
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Historical Events

3102 BC - Epoch (origin) of the Kali Yuga.
1129 - Jerusalem taken by Emperor Frederik II
1268 - The Livonian Brothers of the Sword are defeated by Dovmont of Pskov in the Battle of Rakovor.
1332 - Amda Seyon I, Emperor of Ethiopia begins his campaigns in the southern Muslim provinces.
1478 - George, Duke of Clarence, convicted of treason against his older brother Edward IV of England, is privately executed in the Tower of London.
1503 - Henry Tudor created Prince of Wales (later Henry VIII)
1536 - France & Turkey sign milt/trade agreement against King Karel
1563 - Huguenot Jean Poltrot de Mere shoots gen Francois De Guise
1574 - Zeeland falls to Dutch rebels
1634 - Ferdinand II orders commander Albrecht von Wallenstein, execution
1678 - John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" is published
1685 - Fort St. Louis is established by a Frenchman at Matagorda Bay thus forming the basis for France's claim to Texas.
1688 - Quakers conduct 1st formal protest of slavery in Germantown, Pa
1713 - French invade under Jacques Cassard on Curacao
1735 - 1st opera performed in America, "Flora," in Charleston, SC
1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Inverness Scotland
1787 - Austrian emperor Jozef II bans children under 8 from labor
1797 - Trinidad is surrendered to a British fleet under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby.
1804 - 1st US land-grant college, Ohio University, Athens Ohio, chartered
1814 - The Battle of Montereau occurs.
1828 - More than 100 vessels destroyed in a storm, Gibraltar
1834 - 1st US labor newspaper, "The Man," published, NYC
1839 - Detroit Boat Club forms (& still exists)
1841 - 1st continuous filibuster in US Senate began, lasting until March 11
1849 - 1st regular steamboat service to California starts (or 02/28)
1850 - California Legislature creates 9 Bay Area counties
1856 - American (Know-Nothing) Party abolishes secrecy
1856 - The American Party (Know-Nothings) convene in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to nominate their first Presidential candidate, former President Millard Fillmore.
1857 - Insurrection of Chinese in Sarawak, Borneo
1861 - Confederate President Jefferson Davis inaugurated at Montgomery Ala
1861 - King Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia becomes 1st king of Italy
1865 - Battle of Ft Moultrie, SC occupied by Federals
1865 - Evacuation of Charleston, SC; Sherman's troops burn city
1865 - Union troops force Confederates to abandon Ft Anderson, NC
1876 - Direct telegraph link established between Britain & NZ
1878 - John Tunstall is murdered by outlaw Jessie Evans, sparking the Lincoln County War in Lincoln County, New Mexico.
1879 - Arabs capture Egyptian premier Nabar Pasha
1884 - General Charles Gordon arrives in Khartoum
1884 - Police seize all copies of Tolstoy's "What I Believe In"
1885 - Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," published
1891 - Capt Archinard's army fights with Nyamina of Niger in West-Sudan
1896 - Cave of Winds at Niagara Falls goes almost dry for 1st time in 50 yrs
1899 - 80°F in SF
1899 - SF named as a port of dispatch for Army transports
1899 - Stanley Cup: Mont Shamrocks sweep Queens U (Kingston Ont) in 2 games
1900 - Ajax soccer team forms in Amsterdam
1900 - Battle at Paardeberg, 1,270 British killed/injured
1900 - British troops occupy Monte Christo Natal
1901 - H Cecil Booth patented a dust removing suction cleaner
1901 - Winston Churchill makes his maiden speech in the British House of Commons.
1902 - Opera "Hunchback of Notre Dame," premieres in Monte Carlo
1903 - Kuyper government launches anti strike laws
1905 - Frank Wedekind's "Hidada, oder Sein und Haben," premieres in Munich
1906 - Vincent d'Indy's "Jour D'été à La Montagne," premieres in Paris
1908 - 1st US postage stamps in rolls issued
1909 - Boston Red Sox trade Cy Young, at 41, to Cleveland Naps
1911 - The first official flight with air mail takes place in Allahabad, British India, when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 km away.
1913 - French painting "Nude Descending a Staircase" displayed in NYC
1915 - Germany begins a blockade of England
1919 - Cy Denneny of NHL Ottawa Senators scores record 52nd goals
1921 - British troops occupy Dublin
1922 - Kenesaw Mountain Landis resigns his judgeship to work for baseball
1922 - WOC-AM in Davenport IA begins radio transmissions
1923 - Belgium: Borinage-mine workers strike for higher wages
1924 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard
1924 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
1924 - US, min of marine Edwin Denby ends term due to Teapot Dome-scandal
1927 - 1st US radio broadcast of "Cities Service Concerts"
1927 - US & Canada begin diplomatic relations
1929 - The first Academy Awards are announced.
1930 - Cow flown & milked, milk sealed in paper containers & parachuted
1930 - Luigi Pirandello's "Come Tu Mi Vuoi," premieres in Milan
1930 - Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's "Simple Simon," premieres in NYC
1930 - US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto
1932 - Japan declares Manchuria Independent
1932 - Sonja Henie wins her 6th straight World Women's figure skating title
1936 - NHL record 32 points scored, NY Americans (28) & Mont Maroons (24)
1939 - Golden Gate International Exposition opens on Treasure Island
1942 - Japanese troop land on Bali
1943 - 1st edition of Dutch resistance newspaper "Trouw"
1943 - Augusto Pinochet Ugarte (Chilean gen/dictator) marries Lucia Hiriart
1943 - Munich resistance group "White Rose" captured by Nazis
1943 - William D Cox buys Philadelphia Phillies
1944 - Maastricht resistance fighter JAJ Janssen arrested
1944 - Youngest baseball player, Cin Reds sign 15 year old Joe Nuxhall
1947 - 24 die in a train crash in Gallitzin Pa
1947 - Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Telephone," premieres in NYC
1950 - "Dance Me a Song" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 35 performances
1951 - 3 City College of NY basketball players admit to accepting bribes
1951 - Nep l becomes a constitutional monarchy
1951 - Netherlands Radio School forms
1952 - 4th Emmy Awards: Red Skelton, Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca wins
1953 - "Bwana Devil," the 1st 3-D movie, opened in New York
1953 - "Maggie" opens at National Theater NYC for 5 performances
1953 - KOLN TV channel 10 in Lincoln, NB (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - Premiere of 1st 3-D feature film-"Bwana Devil" (NYC)
1954 - The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.
1955 - Baghdad Pact signed, making Turkey & Iraq a defense alliance
1957 - Dedan Kimathi, a Kenyan rebel leader is executed by the British colonial government.
1960 - 8th Winter Olympic games open in Squaw Valley, Colo
1960 - Walter O'Malley, LA Dodger owner, purchases Chavez Ravine for $494,000
1961 - Henk van der Grift becomes world champion skater
1962 - France & Algerian Moslems negotiate truce to end 7 year war
1962 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
1964 - Muriel Resnik's "Any Wednesday," premieres in NYC
1964 - Papandreou government takes power in Greece
1965 - "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 72 perfs
1965 - 27 copper miners die in avalanche, Granduc Mountain, BC
1965 - Frank Gifford announces his retirement from football for broadcasting
1965 - Gambia gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1965 - The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
1967 - Bob Seagren sets pole vault record at 17'3"
1967 - Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out 6 straight major leaguers
1968 - 10,000 demonstrators against US in Vietnam War in West-Berlin
1968 - 10th Winter Olympic games close at Grenoble, France
1968 - British adopts year-round daylight savings time
1968 - David Gilmour joins rock group Pink Floyd
1969 - Doug Walters scores 2nd innings century after 242 in 1st
1969 - PLO-attack El-Al plane in Zurich Switzerland
1970 - Chicago 7 defendants found innocent of inciting to riot
1970 - US president Nixon launches "Nixon-doctrine"
1972 - California Supreme Court abolishes death penalty
1972 - Giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy
1972 - John & Yoko end a week of co-hosting Mike Douglas Show
1973 - 54-kg octopus measuring 7m across captured in Hood Canal, Wash
1973 - Belgian Emiel Puttemans runs 3000m indoor record 7:39.2
1973 - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Pompano Beach Golf Classic
1974 - NASA launches Italian satellite San Marcos C-2 (235/843 km)
1974 - US ambassador to India Daniel Moynihan present $2,046,700,000 check
1975 - 2nd American Music Award:
1975 - Italy broadens abortion law
1977 - George Harrison releases "True Love"
1977 - Space Shuttle above a Boeing 747 goes on it's maiden flight
1977 - Test Cricket debuts of Colin Croft & Joel Garner v Pakistan Bridgetown
1978 - 1st Iron Man Triathlon (swim, bike ride, marathon) held, Kona, Hawaii
1979 - -52°F (-47°C), Old Forge, New York (state record)
1979 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
1979 - Miniseries "Roots: Next Generations" premieres on ABC TV
1979 - NASA launches space vehicle S-202
1979 - Pres Zia ur-Rahmans National Party wins elections in Bangladesh
1979 - Snow falls in Sahara Desert
1980 - Billy Wyman said he will leave Rolling Stones in 1983 (Sure!)
1980 - Pierre Elliott Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canada's elections
1983 - NBA Indiana Pacers begin a 28 game road losing streak
1984 - Revised concordat between Italy & Vatican signed
1986 - San Antonio's Alvin Robertson scores NBA 2nd quadruple double-20 pts, 11 rebounds, 10 assists & 10 steals against Phoenix
1988 - Anthony M Kennedy, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
1989 - Sherri Turner wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open/Itoki Pro-Am
1989 - Steve Garvey marries Candace Thomas while at same time being accused of fathering children by 2 other women
1990 - Jane Crafter wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament
1991 - Edmonton Oiler goalie Grant Fuhr returns to NHL after season-long suspension for substance abuse & shuts out NJ Devils 4-0
1993 - Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester NY
1994 - Actor Joe Pantoliano (41) weds model Nancy Sheppard (31)
1994 - Dan Jansen skates world record 1000m (1:12.43)
1994 - Shreveport Pirates join CFL as 4th US team
1995 - Angela Kennedy swims world record 100m butterfly
1995 - Barb Thomas Whitehead wins Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
1995 - Pamela Anderson (Baywatch) & Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) wed
1995 - Warnecke swims world record 50m freestyle
1996 - 1st full ODI for Kenya, Cricket World Cup v India
1996 - Daytona 500 race
1996 - Tendulkar scores 127* in India's Cricket World Cup win over Kenya
1998 - NY Rangers fire head coach Colin Campbell
1998 - Two white separatists are arrested in Nevada and accused of plotting a biological attack on New York City subways.
2000 - Stjepan Mesić becomes the second president of Croatia.
2001 - FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. He was ultimately convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
2003 - Comet C/2002 V1 (NEAT) makes perihelion, seen by SOHO.
2003 - Nearly 200 people die in the Daegu subway fire in South Korea.
2004 - Up to 295 people, including nearly 200 rescue workers, die near Neyshabur in Iran when a run-away freight train carrying sulfur, petrol and fertiliser catches fire and explodes.

Famous Birthdays

1374 - Saint Jadwiga of Poland, queen of Poland (d. 1399)
1404 - Leon B Alberti, Italian humanist/architect (Della Pittura)
1486 - Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Bengali saint, bhakti yoga developer
1516 - Mary I Tudor, [Bloody Mary], Greenwich, queen of England (1553-58)
1530 - Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1578)
1543 - Charles III, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1608)
1559 - Isaac Casaubon, naturalized English classical scholar, theologian
1602 - Per Brahe (the younger), Swedish soldier (d. 1680)
1609 - Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, English PM (1660-67)
1632 - Giovanni Battista Vitali, composer
1635 - Johan Göransson Gyllenstierna, Swedish statesman (d. 1680)
1642 - Marie Champmeslé, French actress (d. 1698)
1658 - Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (d. 1743)
1677 - Jacques Cassini, French astronomer (rings of Saturn)
1716 - Gaspard Fritz, composer
1745 - Count Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Gerolamo Umberto Volta, Como, Italy, physicist and inventor (battery)
1751 - Karl Haack, composer
1770 - Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer
1771 - Friedrich Christian Ruppe, composer
1775 - Thomas Girtin, London, artist/watercolorist
1776 - John Parry, composer
1781 - Henry Martyn, Truro, missionary
1790 - Marshall Hall, Basford Nottinghamshire, physician
1795 - George Peabody, South Danvers Mass, merchant/philanthropist
1805 - Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough, Rear Admiral (Union Navy)
1814 - Samuel Fenton Cary, U. S. Congressman (d. 1900)
1815 - Henri Leys, Flemish painter
1817 - Lewis Addison Armistead, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1817 - Walter Page Lane, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1892
1819 - Joseph Philbrick Webster, composer
1829 - Jean Jacques Alfred Mouton, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1833 - James Deshler, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1836 - Ramakrishna, Hooghly Bengal, Hindu saint (preached unity of religions)
1836 - Swami Ramakrishna [Gadadhar Chatterji], Indian mystic/hindu leader
1838 - Ernst Mach, Chirlitz-Turas Austria, physicist/philosopher/psychologist
1841 - Samuel Prowse Warren, composer
1844 - Willem Maris, Dutch painter (Hague School)
1846 - Wilson Barrett, English playwright (d. 1904)
1848 - Louis Comfort Tiffany, glassmaker (stained glass windows)
1849 - Alexander L Kielland, Norwegian writer/politician (Garman og Worse)
1850 - George Henschel, composer
1853 - August Belmont Jr, breeder (Man 'O War)/founder (NY Jockey Club)
1857 - Max Klinger, German graphic artist/painter/sculptor
1858 - Louise M A, princess of Belgium
1859 - Sholem Aleichem, [Solomon Rabinowitz], author (Fiddler on the Roof)
1860 - Anders Zorn, Swedish painter/etcher/sculptor (Gustavus Vasa)
1870 - William Laurel Harris, American mural painter, writer (d. 1924)
1871 - Harry Brearley, English inventor (d. 1948)
1875 - Walter Andrae, German archaeologist (Babylon, Assur)
1877 - Betsy Ranucci-Beckmann, [Theodora], Dutch author/actress (Dead Water)
1880 - Eric De Lamarter, composer
1883 - Tom Walls, Kingsthorpe England, actor/producer (Undercover)
1883 - Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek author (d. 1957)
1884 - Burt Mustin, Pitts Pa, actor (All in the Family, Andy Griffith Show)
1884 - Andrew Watson Myles, Canadian politician (d. 1970)
1887 - Nikos Kasandsakis, writer
1888 - Gladys Cooper, England, actress (Margaret-Rogues)
1889 - Sybold van Ravesteyn, architect (Blijdorp, CS Rotterdam, Utrecht)
1890 - Adolphe Menjou, Pittsburgh, actor (Front Page, Star is Born)
1890 - Edward Arnold, NYC, actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington)
1890 - Lauri SA Haarla, Finnish (stage)writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja)
1891 - Chester Clute, NJ, actor (Niagra Falls)
1892 - Wendell Wilkie, presidential candidate (R-1940)/author (One World)
1892 - Wendell Willkie, American politician (d. 1944)
1894 - Andres Segovia, guitarist, Linares, Spain
1895 - George "The Gipper" Gipp, football star (Notre Dame)
1895 - Semjon Timoshenko, Russ marshal/inspector-general (WW II)
1896 - Andre Breton, French writer (d. 1966)
1897 - Charles Kuentz, WW1 veteran, changed nationality 4 times (d.2005)
1898 - Enzo Ferrari, racing car manufacturer, Modena
1898 - K'Tut Tantri, broadcaster/hotelier
1898 - Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet (d. 1980)
1899 - Arthur Bryant, English historian (King Charles II)
1901 - Reginald Sheffield, London England, actor (Second Chance)
1902 - Walter Herbert, German-born conductor and impresario (d. 1975)
1903 - Nikolaj V Podgorny, pres USSR (1965-77)
1906 - Hans Asperger, Austrian pediatrician (d. 1980)
1907 - Billy Dewolfe, Wollaston Mass, actor (Good Morning World)
1907 - Harm van Riel, Dutch politician (Dutch Liberal Party)
1909 - Matti Jarvinen, Finland, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1932)
1909 - Wallace Stegner, novelist/critic (Pulitzer-1971-Angle of Repose)
1913 - Artur Axmann, nazi youth leader
1913 - Dane Clark, Bkln, actor (Wire Service, Bold Venture, Perry Mason)
1914 - Edward George Edwards, chemist
1914 - Pee Wee King, Milwaukee Wisc, country vocalist (Pee Wee King Song)
1915 - Marcel Landowsky, composer
1915 - Phyllis Calvert, British actress (d. 2002)
1916 - Betty Phyllis Gathergood, curator
1916 - Jean Drapeau, mayor of Montreal (1954- )
1917 - Phyllis Calvert, London, actress (Man in Grey)
1918 - Jane Loevinger, American psychologist (d. 2008).
1920 - Bill Cullen, Pitts, TV game show host (over 20 different games)
1920 - Jack Palance, [Walter Palanuik], Lattimer Pa, actor (City Slickers)
1920 - Eric Gairy, Grenadan politician (d. 1997)
1921 - Barbara Hale, actress (Della Street-Perry Mason)
1922 - Eric Gairy, premier (Grenada)
1922 - Helen Gurley Brown, Portland Maine, US author/publisher and editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan
1922 - Juhan Smuul, Estonian author (d. 1971)
1923 - Allan Melvin, KC Mo, actor (Brady Bunch, Barney-All in Family)
1924 - Humberto Fernández Morán, Venezuelan scientist (d. 1999)
1924 - Louis Laberge, Quebec labour union leader (d. 2002)
1925 - George Kennedy, NYC, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Airport, Blue Knight)
1925 - Marcel Barbeau, Quebec artist
1926 - Harry "Little" Caesar, blues singer/actor (City Heat, Homer & Eddie)
1926 - Len Ford, NFL end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers)
1927 - Fazal Mahmood, cricketer (Pakistani medium-pace workhorse 1952-62)
1927 - John W Warner, (Sen-R-VA, 1979- ), married Liz Taylor
1927 - Tabe Bas, actor/opera vocalist (Leiser Wolf in Anatevka)
1927 - Luis Arroyo, Puerto Rican baseball player
1928 - Jim McElreath, auto racer (1970 Ontario 500)
1928 - Tom Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player
1929 - Leonard Cyril Deighton, English author (Ipcress File, Fighter)
1929 - André Mathieu, Quebec composer (d. 1968)
1930 - Theodore C Freeman, Haverford Penn, capt USAF/astronaut
1930 - Gahan Wilson, American cartoonist
1931 - Dieter Schonbach, composer
1931 - Johnny Hart, cartoonist
1931 - Maxwell Thurman, US General
1931 - Swraj Paul, Indian/British industrial/multi-millionaire (Caparo)
1931 - Toni Morrison, Ohio, novelist (Tar Baby, Beloved, Song of Solomon)
1931 - Bob St. Clair, American football player
1932 - Milos Forman, Czech/US director (Cuckoos Nest, Amadeus)
1933 - Bobby Robson, British soccer coach (PSV)
1933 - Elisabeth S "Elly" Belder-Ameling, Dutch soprano
1933 - Mary Ure, England, model/actress (Reflection of Fear, Windom's Way)
1933 - Yoko Ono Lennon, [Mrs John Lennon], Tokyo Japan, singer
1933 - Mary Ure, Scottish actress (d. 1975)
1934 - Aldo Ceccato, Milan Italy, conductor (Detroit Symph Orch 1973-77)
1935 - Michel Aoun, Lebanese prime minister
1936 - Marin Sorescu, poet/dramatist
1936 - Ronald William Eastman, cinematogrpaher
1936 - Jean Auel, American writer
1937 - Jeff Farrell, US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1960)
1938 - Barry Knight, cricketer (England all-rounder mid-60s)
1938 - Elke Erb, writer
1938 - Manny Mota, baseball outfielder (LA Dodgers)
1938 - István Szabó, Hungarian film director
1939 - Claude Ake, political scientist
1939 - Marlos Nobre, composer
1939 - Petronella CM "Carletta" Banning, actress (Potasch & Perlemoer)
1939 - Dal Maxvill, American baseball player
1939 - Marek Janowski, Polish-born conductor
1941 - David Blue, [Cohen], Providence RI, rocker (Cupid's Arrow)
1941 - Herb Santiago, vocalist (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers-Why Do Fools Fall)
1941 - Irma Thomas, [Lee], US vocalist (It's Raining)
1943 - Graeme Garden, Scottish writer
1945 - Judy Rankin, St Louis Mo, LPGA golfer (Vare Trophy 1976-77)
1945 - Michael Nader, St Louis Mo, actor (Peter-Gidget, Dex Dexter-Dynasty)
1946 - Michael Buerk, British newsreader
1946 - Jean-Claude Dreyfus, French actor
1947 - Carlos A Lopes, Portugal, marathon runner (Olympic-gold-1984)
1947 - Dennis De Young, Chicago Il, vocalist (Styx-Its Raining Again)
1947 - Eliot L Engel, (Rep-D-NY)
1947 - Princess Maria Christina, [Marijke], of Netherlands
1948 - Bruce Francis, cricketer (Australian opener in 3 Tests 1972)
1948 - Carolyn B Maloney, (Rep-D-NY)
1948 - Sinead Cusack, Ireland, actress (Waterland, Revenge)
1949 - Cybill Shepherd, Memphis Tn, actress (Moonlighting, Last Picture Show)
1949 - Gary Ridgway, American serial killer
1950 - John Hughes, director (Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller)
1950 - Michel Gauthier, Quebec politician
1951 - Isabel Preysler, Philippines-born Spanish socialite
1952 - Juice Newton, [Judy Cohen], Virginia, vocalist (Angel of the Morning)
1952 - Veronica "Randy" Crawford, US vocalist (One Day I'll Fly Away)
1953 - Derek Pellicci, rock drummer (Little River Band-Help Is On It's Way)
1953 - Nico Arzbach, rock guitarist/singer (Stampei, Dike)
1953 - Robin Bachman, Winnipeg, guitarist (BTO-You Aint Seen Nothing Yet)
1954 - John Travolta, Englewood NJ, actor (Welcome Back Kotter, Pulp Fiction)
1955 - Miles Tredinnick, English playwright
1955 - Raymond Rougeau, Canadian professional wrestler
1956 - Ted Gärdestad, Swedish singer (d. 1997)
1957 - Marita Koch, German DR, 400m sprinter (Oly-gold-1980)
1957 - Vanna White, [Rosich], N Myrtle Beach SC, TV host (Wheel of Fortune)
1958 - Peter Koech, Kiliburani Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic-silver-1988)
1958 - Gar Samuelson, American drummer (d. 1999)
1960 - Andy Moog, NHL goalie (Oilers, Bruins, Olympics-Canada-1988)
1960 - Greta Scacchi, Milan Italy, actress (Coca-Cola Kid, White Mischief)
1960 - Roger Wijesuriya, cricketer (bowling avg 294 in 4 Tests for Sri Lanka)
1960 - Carol McGiffin, British TV and radio presenter
1961 - Alycia Moulton, Sacramento CA, tennis star
1962 - Gary Reasons, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
1962 - Julie Strain, Concord California, actress (Witchcraft IV)
1962 - Simon Fletcher, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
1963 - John Gesek, NFL center (Washington Redskins)
1963 - Rob Andrew, English rugby player
1963 - Henry Winter, English football journalist
1964 - Kevin Tapani, Des Moines IA, pitcher (Chic White Sox, Minnesota Twins)
1964 - Lisa Elaine Comshaw, Akron Ohio, actress (Scanner Cop, Lukas' Child)
1964 - Matt Dillon, New Rochelle NY, actor (Flamingo Kid, Tex, Kansas)
1964 - Paul Hanley, British musician (The Fall, Tom Hingley and the Lovers)
1965 - Dr. Dre, [Andre Romelle Young], Compton, California, American rapper and record producer
1965 - Peter Martini, journalist
1966 - Kris King, Bracebridge, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets)
1966 - Phillip De Freitas, cricket pace bowler (in Dominica England 1986-95)
1966 - Guy Ferland, American television director
1967 - Colin Jackson, Cardiff Wales, 100m hurdler (Olympic-silver-1988)
1967 - Matt Turner, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
1967 - Roberto Baggio
1967 - Tracey Edmonds, American film and television producer
1967 - Harry Van Barneveld, Belgian judoka
1968 - Molly Ringwald, Roseville California, actress (16 Candles, Pretty in Pink)
1969 - Alexander Mogilny, Khavarovsk, 1st soviet to defect to NHL (Sabres)
1969 - Igor Larionov, Voskresensk Russia, NHL forward (Team Russia, Detroit)
1970 - Tyler Green, US baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
1970 - Raine Maida, Canadian musician (Our Lady Peace)
1970 - Susan Egan, American actress
1971 - George Teague, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers)
1971 - Reggie Holt, WLAF safety (London Monarchs)
1971 - Constantin Popa, Romanian-Israeli basketball player
1972 - Lubomir Rybovic, Kosice CZE, hockey forward (Team Slovakia)
1972 - Marc Lillibridge, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
1972 - Shani Lynn Nielsen, New Albany IN, Miss America (Indiana-Top 10-1997)
1973 - Claude Makélélé, French footballer
1974 - Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Russia, tennis star
1974 - Jamey Carroll, American baseball player
1974 - Ruby Dhalla, Canadian politician
1975 - Scott Tucker, Birmingham Ala, 400m/800m freestyle relay (Olympics-96)
1975 - Gary Neville, English footballer
1976 - Chanda Rubin, Lafayette LA, tennis star (1996 Australian Open doubles)
1976 - Jason Podollan, Vernon, NHL center (Florida Panthers)
1976 - Volker Schenk, WLAF RB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1976 - Leilani Munter, American race car driver
1977 - Kátia, Brazilian footballer
1977 - Sean Watkins, American guitarist and songwriter
1977 - Chrissie Wellington, British triathlete
1978 - Josip Šimunić, Croatian footballer
1979 - Julia Greville, Perth Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1980 - Alison Rachel Fitch, Hamilton NZ, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1980 - Regina Spektor, Russian-born singer and songwriter
1980 - Nikolai Antropov, Kazakh ice hockey player
1981 - Andrei Kirilenko, Russian basketball player
1981 - Ivan Sproule, Irish footballer
1981 - Kim Jae Won, South Korean actor
1981 - Alex Rios, American baseball player
1983 - Jermaine Jenas, English footballer
1983 - Juelz Santana, American rapper
1983 - Jason Maxiell, American basketball player
1984 - Buddy Nielsen, American singer (Senses Fail)
1985 - Anton Ferdinand, English footballer
1985 - Lee Boyd Malvo, American serial killer
1986 - Marc Torrejón, Spanish footballer
1988 - Maiara Walsh, American actress
1988 - Shane Lyons, actor and private chef

Famous Deahts

806 - Tarasius, Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 730)
814 - Angilbert, Frankish monk and confidant of Charlemagne
901 - Thabit ibn Qurra, Arab astronomer and mathematician (b. 826)
999 - Gregory V, [Bruno] 1st German Pope, dies
1139 - Prince Yaropolk II of Kiev (b. 1082)
1217 - Alexander Neckum de Sancto Albano, Engl encyclopedist, dies at 59
1294 - Kublai Khan, Mongol Emperor (b. 1215)
1379 - Albert II of Mecklenburg (b. 1318)
1397 - Enguerrand VII, French master of Coucy/count of Soissons, dies at 56
1405 - Tamerlane, Mongol Emperor (b. 1336)
1455 - Fra Angelico, Italian monk/painter, dies
1478 - Duke of Clarence, forced drowning in a wine barrel
1535 - Agrippa von Nettesheim, German royal astrologer, dies at 48
1535 - Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim, physician/theologian, dies
1546 - Martin Luther, biblical scholar/religious reformer, dies at 62
1564 - Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian sculptor/painter (David), dies at 88
1583 - Antonio Francesco Grazzini, Italian writer (b. 1503)
1587 - Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44 [OS=Feb 8]
1654 - Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, French writer (b. 1594)
1660 - Judith Jansdochter Leyster, Dutch painter, buried
1683 - Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem, Dutch landscape painter/etcher, dies at 62
1712 - Duke of Bourgondie, French king Louis XIV's grandson, dies
1712 - Louis, duc de Bourgogne, heir to the throne of France (b. 1682)
1718 - Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (b. 1663)
1743 - Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (b. 1667)
1745 - Nicola Fago, composer, dies at 67
1748 - Otto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun, Austrian field marshal (b. 1677)
1772 - Johann Hartwig Ernst, Count von Bernstorff, Danish statesman (b. 1712)
1778 - Joseph Marie Terray, French statesman (b. 1715)
1780 - Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1714)
1788 - John Whitehurst, English clockmaker and scientist (b. 1713)
1790 - Wilhelm Gottfried Enderle, composer, dies at 67
1799 - Maurus Haberhauer, composer, dies at 52
1803 - J W L Gleim, writer, dies
1807 - August G Meissner, German estheticus/literary, dies at 53
1807 - S von Laroche, writer, dies at 75
1817 - Giacomo Quarenghi, master builder (Hermitage Theater), dies at 72
1829 - Jan Krtitel Kuchar, composer, dies at 77
1830 - Charles G G, Earl of Merode, mayor (Brussels), dies at 67
1833 - Georg Johann Schinn, composer, dies at 64
1833 - Ignac Ruzitska, composer, dies at 55
1842 - Thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1779)
1846 - Giovanni Liverati, composer, dies at 73
1851 - Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi, German mathematician (b. 1804)
1861 - Louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74
1878 - Peter D Regout, industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht), dies at 76
1885 - Charlotte Helen Sainton-Dolby, composer, dies at 61
1890 - Guyla Andr ssy Sr, earl/premier of Hungary (1867-71), dies at 66
1893 - Serranus Clinton Hastings, American politician (b. 1814)
1895 - Albrecht FR, arch duke of Austrian (Battle at Custozza), dies at 77
1895 - Karl Abs, German professional wrestler (b. 1851)
1898 - Frances Willard, founder (Woman's Christian Temperance), dies at 58
1899 - M Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician, dies at 56
1900 - Clinton L. Merriam, American politician (b. 1824)
1902 - Charles Lewis Tiffany, American founder of Tiffany & Co. (b. 1812)
1905 - Jules de Geyter, Belgian poet (International), dies at 75
1906 - Willem Doorenbos, literary/critic, dies at 85
1906 - John Batterson Stetson, American manufacturer (b. 1830)
1911 - Bill Murdoch, cricketer, dies while watching Aust v South Africa Test
1917 - Charles E Barber, US chief engraver (1879-1917), dies
1925 - James Lane Allen, US writer (Choir Invisible), dies at 75
1931 - Milan Šufflay, Croatian politician (b. 1879)
1932 - Frederik Augustus III, King of Saxon (1904-18), dies at 66
1933 - James Corbett, (Gentleman Jim), heavyweight box champ (1892-97), dies
1938 - Alida JM Tartaud-Little, actress (Rotterdam Stage), dies at 64
1938 - Edward Anseele, Belgian minister of Rail, dies at 81
1938 - David King Udall, American politician (b. 1851)
1939 - Ludwig Bonvin, composer, dies at 89
1942 - Albert Payson Terhune, American author (b. 1872)
1943 - Henri Polak, Dutch union leader/politician (soc-dem), dies at 74
1949 - Niceto A Zamora y Torres, premier of Spain (1931-36), dies at 71
1950 - Voranc Prezikov, [Lovro Kuhar], Slavic author (Jamnica), dies at 56
1951 - Piet A W Hopmans, bishop of Breda (Crusade), dies at 85
1955 - Sadako Sasaki, School student(b. 1944)
1956 - Gustave Charpentier, French opera composer (Louise), dies at 95
1957 - Henry N Russell, co-author (temperature-luminosity graph), dies
1957 - Dedan Kimathi, Kenyan rebel leader (b. 1920)
1959 - Alfred Alessandrescu, composer, dies at 65
1959 - Eric Zeisl, composer, dies at 53
1959 - Jaroslav Kvapil, composer, dies at 66
1963 - Monte Blue, silent film actor (Apache), dies of heart attack at 73
1963 - Todd "Hugh" Gaitskell, leader British Labour Party, dies at 56
1964 - Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Quebec inventor and industrialist (b. 1907)
1966 - Anne Anema, Dutch lawyer/journalist/politician (ARP), dies at 94
1966 - Casimir von Paszthory, composer, dies at 79
1966 - Grigori Grigoyevich Nelyubov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 31
1966 - Robert Rossen, American screenwriter, producer, and director (b. 1908)
1967 - Manuel Palau Boix, composer, dies at 74
1967 - Robert J Oppenheimer, creator of atomic bomb, dies at 62
1967 - Dragiša Cvetković, Kingdom of Yugoslavia prime minister (b. 1893)
1968 - Sigurd Erixon, etnologist (Atlas "ver Svensk Folkkultur), dies at 79
1969 - Dragisa Cvetkovic, Serbian premier of (Yugoslavia 1939-4.), dies at 76
1970 - Desiderius A Stracke, Flemish jesuit/literature historian, dies at 94
1973 - Franc Costello, US gangster, dies at 82
1975 - Chivu Stoica, [Stoica Chivu), premier of Romania (1955-61), dies at 66
1975 - Luigi Dallapiccola, composer, dies
1975 - Raymond Moley, US advisor to pres Roosevelt "Brain Trust", dies at 88
1975 - Syed Nazir Ali, cricketer (2 Tests for India, 4 wickets), dies
1976 - Anton Betzner, writer, dies at 81
1976 - Eddie Dowling, composer (Anywhere USA), dies at 81
1976 - Joseph Henabery, actor/director (Cobra), dies at 88
1977 - Andy Devine, [Jeremiah Schwartz], actor (Andy's Gang), dies at 71
1977 - Maria Realino, teacher (Botany of Curacao), dies at 87
1977 - Ralph Graves, actor (Extra Girl), dies at 77
1978 - Charlotte Greenwood, actress (Oklahoma, Moon over Miami), dies at 84
1978 - Derrick De Marney, actor (Inheritance, Projected Man), dies at 71
1978 - Maggie McNamara, actress (3 Coins in a Fountain, Cardinal), dies at 49
1980 - Gale Robbins, actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Mr Hex), dies at 58
1981 - John Knudsen Northrop, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1895)
1982 - Edith Ngaio Marsh, NZ detective writer/producer, dies at 82
1982 - Tina Carver, actress (Inside Detroit, Uranium Boom), dies at 58
1985 - Willy Alberti, [Carel Verbruggen], Dutch singer, dies at 58
1990 - Hulk, fictional character in "Death of Incredible Hulk" on NBC, dies
1993 - Edward S "Ted" Haworth, US set designer (Sayonara, Marty), dies at 76
1993 - Jacqueline Hill, dies of cancer at 63
1993 - Leslie Norman, English director/producer (Dunkirk), dies at 82
1993 - Michael David Morrison, actor (Caleb-As the World Turns), dies at 33
1993 - Kerry Von Erich, American professional wrestler (b. 1960)
1994 - Peter Caddy, founder of the Findhorn Community, dies at 76
1995 - Calder Willingham, US scriptwriter (End as a Man), dies at 72
1995 - Denny Cordel, rock music producer-Laverack, dies at 51
1995 - Eddie Williams, blues/Jazz Bassist, dies at 82
1995 - John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, trumpeter, dies at 83
1995 - Yank Lawson, US jazz trumpeteer (Stormy weather), dies at 84
1995 - Bob Stinson, American guitarist (b.1959)
1996 - Brian Daley, writer, dies at 48
1996 - Jack Thieuloy, writer, dies at 64
1996 - Nicholas Beriozoff, ballet master, dies at 89
1996 - Richard Leslie Hill, historian, dies at 94
1997 - Emily Hahn, writer, dies at 91
1997 - Enrique Peralta Azurdia, milt pres of Guatemala in (1963-66), dies
1997 - Eric William Fenby, musician, dies at 90
1998 - Harry Caray, sportscaster (Chicago Cubs), dies at 77
1998 - Mya Than Tint, Myanmarese author, dies of brain hemorrhage at 69
1998 - Robert Merrill, songwriter (Funny Girl), commits suicide at 76
1998 - Robbie James, Welsh footballer (b. 1957)
1999 - Noam Pitlik, American actor and director (b. 1932)
2000 - Willy Maltaite, Belgian comics creator (b. 1927
2001 - Balthus, Polish-born painter (b. 1908)
2001 - Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (b. 1951)
2001 - Eddie Mathews, American baseball player (b. 1931)
2003 - Isser Harel, Israeli Mossad leader (b. 1912)
2003 - Johnny Paycheck, American country singer/songwriter (b. 1938)
2004 - Jean Rouch, French filmmaker and ethnologist (b. 1917)
2006 - Richard Bright, American actor (b. 1937)
2008 - Sir Richard Knowles, British politician (b. 1917)
2008 - Mihaela Mitrache, Romanian actress, (b. 1955)
2008 - Mickey Renaud, Canadian professional ice hockey player (b. 1988)
2009 - Al-Tayyib Salih, Sudanese novelist and columnist (b. 1929)
2010 - John Babcock, Last known Canadian veteran of World War I (b. 1900)
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Historical Events

197 - Lucius Septimius Severus' army beats Clodius Albinus at Lyon
356 - Emperor Constantius II shuts all heathen temples
607 - Boniface III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
842 - Medieval Iconoclastic Controversy ends as a council in Constantinople formally reinstated the veneration of icons in the churches
1512 - French troops under Gaston de Foix occupy Brescia
1537 - Weavers of Leiden Neth strike
1539 - Jews of Tyrnau Hungary (then Trnava Czech), expelled
1574 - Spanish troops plunder Krommenie, Wormerveer & Jisp Neth
1582 - Francis of Valois becomes duke of Brabant
1594 - Having already inherited the throne of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth through his mother Catherine Jagellonica of Poland, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of Sweden, succeeding his father John III of Sweden.
1600 - The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.
1619 - Trial against Johan van Oldenbarnevelt begins in The Hague
1634 - Battle at Smolensk: Polish king Wladyslaw IV beats Russians [NS=Mar 1]
1674 - Netherlands & England sign Peace of Westminster (NYC becomes English)
1700 - Last day of Julian calendar in Denmark
1736 - Georg F Handel's "Alexander's Feast," premieres
1771 - Messier adds M46-M49 to his catalog (galactic clusters in Puppis & Hydra & galaxy in Virgo)
1797 - 1/3 of papal domain ceded to France
1803 - Congress accepts Ohio's constitution, statehood not ratified till 1953
1807 - British squadron under Adm Duckworth forces passage of Dardanelle
1807 - VP Aaron Burr arrested in Alabama for treason; later found innocent
1819 - British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III.
1825 - Franz Grillparzer's "Konig Ottokars Gluck," premieres in Vienna
1831 - 1st practical US coal-burning locomotive makes 1st trial run, Penn
1846 - Texas state government formally installed in Austin
1852 - The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity is founded at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
1856 - Tin-type camera patented by Hamilton Smith, Gambier, Ohio
1859 - Dan Sickles is acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity 1st time this defense is successfully used
1861 - Russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom [NS=Mar 3]
1861 - Serfdom is abolished in Russia.
1864 - Knights of Pythias form 1st lodge in Wash DC (12 members)
1869 - US Assay Office in Boise, Idaho authorized
1878 - Thomas Alva Edison patents gramophone (phonograph)
1881 - Kansas becomes 1st state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages
1884 - Tornadoes in Miss, Ala, NC, SC, Tenn, Ky & In kill 800 people
1900 - British troops occupy Hlangwane Natal
1906 - WK Kellogg & Ch Bolin find Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co
1910 - English premiere of Richard Strauss' "Elektra"
1913 - 1st prize inserted into a Cracker Jack box
1913 - Mexican General V Huerta takes power with US support
1914 - Riccardo Zandonai's opera "Francesco da Rimini," premieres in Turin
1915 - British fleet fire on Dardanellen coast
1919 - Pan-African Congress, organized by W E B Du Bois (Paris)
1920 - Netherlands joins League of Nations
1922 - Ed Wynn becomes 1st talent to sign as a radio entertainer
1923 - Jean Sibelius' 6th Symphony, premieres
1923 - Philip Barry's "You & I," premieres in NYC
1927 - General strike against British occupiers in Shanghai
1928 - 2nd Winter Olympic games close at St Moritz, Switzerland
1928 - Canadian hockey team wins 3rd consecutive gold medal
1929 - Medical diathermy machine 1st used, Schenectady, NY
1932 - William Faulkner completes his novel "Light in August"
1933 - Prussian minister Goering bans all Catholic newspapers
1934 - Bob & Dolores Hope marry
1934 - US contract air mail service canceled, replaced by US army for 6 mos
1935 - Clifford Odets' "Awake & Sing," premieres in NYC
1936 - Manuel Azaña becomes Spanish premier
1938 - Soviet arctic ice research station North Pole 1 evacuated, Denmark
1941 - Nazi police attacks & driven away from Koco Amsterdam (by young Jews)
1941 - Nazi raid Amsterdam & round up 429 young Jews for deportation
1942 - About 150 Japanese warplanes attacked the Australian city of Darwin
1942 - Bill Longson beats Managoff & Sandor Szabo, to become wrestling champ
1942 - Dutch actors protest obligatory membership of Culture Chamber
1942 - FDR orders detention & internment of all west-coast Japanese-Americans
1942 - Japanese troop land on Timor
1942 - Tommy Dorsey & his orchestra recorded "I'll Take Tallulah"
1942 - NY Yankees annouce 5,000 uniformed soldiers admitted free at each of their upcoming home games
1943 - German tanks under brig gen Buelowius attack Kasserine Pass Tunesia
1944 - 823 British bombers attack Berlin
1944 - U-264 sinks off Ireland
1945 - 30,000 US Marines land on Iwo Jima
1945 - 900 Japanese soldiers reportedly killed by crocodiles in 2 days
1945 - Brotherhood Day-1st celebrated
1945 - US 5th Fleet launches invasion of Iwo Jima against the Japanese
1946 - Giants outfielder Danny Gardella is 1st major leaguer to announce he is jumping to the "outlaw" Mexican League
1947 - CBS radio premiere of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 3"
1949 - "Inside USA" closes at Century Theater NYC after 339 performances
1949 - 1st Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Ezra Pound
1949 - Mass arrests of communists in India
1952 - French offensive at Hanoi
1953 - Georgia approves US 1st literature censorship board
1953 - Ted Williams safely crash-lands his damaged Panther jet
1953 - William Inge's "Picnic," premieres in NYC
1954 - WAST (now WNYT) TV channel 13 in Albany-Troy, NY (NBC) 1st broadcast
1955 - South East Asia Collective Defense Treaty goes into effect
1956 - Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
1958 - Carl Perkins leaves Sun Records for Columbia Records
1959 - Britain, Turkey & Greece sign agreement granting Cyprus independence
1959 - Gabon adopts its constitution
1959 - USAF rocket-powered rail sled attains Mach 4.1 (4970 kph), NM
1960 - Bil Keane's "Family Circus" cartoon strip debuts
1960 - Protest strike in Poznan Poland
1961 - Albania disavows Chinese "Revisionism"
1961 - Henk van der Grift (Neth) becomes world champ all-round skater
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 - Robert Frost wins Bollingen Prize
1963 - USSR informs JFK it's withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba
1964 - UK flies ½ ton of The Beatles wigs to the US
1965 - NFL adds 6th official
1967 - Stien Kaiser becomes world champion lady's skater
1968 - 1st US Teachers strike (Florida)
1969 - 1st Test flight of Boeing 747 jumbo jet
1970 - AL Cy Young winner Denny McLain suspended for bookmaking
1970 - USSR launches Sputnik 52 & Molniya 1-13 communications satellite
1971 - Paul McCartney releases "Another Day" in UK
1971 - Walt Wesley becomes 1st Cleve Cavalier to score 50 pts in a game
1972 - Glenn Turner carries his bat for 223* v WI at Kingston
1972 - The Asama-Sanso hostage standoff begins in Japan.
1974 - 1st American Music Award:
1976 - Frente Polisario forms Democratic Republic of Sahara
1977 - 19th Grammy Awards: This Masquerade, Starland Vocal Band
1977 - A's sell pitcher Paul Lindblad to the Rangers for $400,000
1977 - Doug Walters scores 250 v NZ, 217 stand for 7th wicket w/Gilmour
1977 - Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" album released
1977 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1977 - Shuttle Enterprise makes 1st Test flight atop a 747 jetliner
1978 - "On the 20th Century" opens at St James Theater NYC for 460 perfs
1978 - Brigitte Kraus runs world record 1000 m indoor (2:34.8)
1978 - Coleman, Comden & Green's musical premieres in NYC
1980 - Botham a century & 13 wickets in Jubilee Test Cricket at Bombay
1980 - Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 1000m in 1:15.18
1981 - George Harrison is ordered to pay ABKCO Music $587,000 for "subconscious plagiarism" "My Sweet Lord" with "He's So Fine"
1982 - Hanneke Jagersma installed as Neth's 1st Communist mayor
1982 - Sharie Langford, California, sets women's bowling series record of 853
1982 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1983 - Fernando Valenzuela wins his salary arbitration of $1 million
1983 - Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 400 m free style swimming record
1984 - "Doonesbury" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 104 performances
1984 - 14th winter Olympic games close at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
1984 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1984 - 1st brother combo to win Gold & Silver in same event at Olympics (Phil & Steve Mahre-Slalom)
1985 - 150 killed when a Spanish jetliner crashed approaching Bilbao, Spain
1985 - ADM of Amsterdam declares bankruptcy
1985 - Canned & bottled Cherry Coke introduced by Coca-Cola
1985 - Mickey Mouse welcomed in China
1985 - William Schroeder is 1st artificial heart patient to leave hospital He spent 15 minutes outside Humana Hospital in Louisville, Ky
1986 - Jordanian King Hussein severs ties with PLO
1986 - US Senate ratifies UN's anti-genocide convention 37 years later
1986 - USSR launches Mir space station into Earth orbit
1987 - "Stardust" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 102 performances
1987 - Anti-smoking ad airs for 1st time on TV, featuring Yul Brynner
1987 - Less than a month after re-signing, A's pitcher Vida Blue retires
1987 - Minn sheriff office arrest FBI most wanted, Thomas G Harrelson
1987 - Reagan lifts trade boycott against Poland
1988 - Helga Arendt, Silke-Beate Knoll, Mechthild Kluth, Gisela Kinzel walk indoor female world record 4x200m (1:32.55)
1989 - "Legs Diamond" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 64 perfs
1989 - Edgar Bowers wins Bollingen Prize
1990 - Police kill 8 demonstrators for multi party system in Nepal
1990 - Soyuz TM-9 lands
1992 - "Crazy For You" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1622 performances
1992 - Ken Ludwig's musical "Crazy for You," premieres in NYC
1992 - Peter Collins discovers nova Cygni 1992
1992 - Porn producer Jim Mitchell found guilty of killing his brother Artie
1993 - Kenya Moore, 22, (Michigan), crowned 42nd Miss USA
1994 - Marta Figueras-Dotti wins Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
1995 - 1st broadcast of "Woman of Independent Means" on NBC-TV
1995 - Irina Privalova runs indoor woman's European record 200m (22.10 sec)
1995 - Kenneth Koch wins Bollingen Prize
1995 - Linford Christie runs world record 200m indoor (20.25 sec)
1995 - Linford Christie runs European record 60m indoor (6.47 sec)
1995 - Michael Tippett's "Rose Lake," premieres
1996 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in York PA on WQXA 105.7 FM
1997 - FCC makes available 311 for non-emergency calls & 711 for hearing or speech-impaired emergency calls
1998 - Soyuz TM-26 lands
1998 - US hockey team destroys their rooms at Olympic village in Japan
2001 - An Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
2002 - NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
2004 - Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal is awarded an honorary knighthood in recognition of a "lifetime of service to humanity."
2007 - Three Salvadoran deputies to the Central American Parliament and their driver are murdered in Guatemala.
2008 - Toshiba announces its formal recall of its HD DVD video formatting, ending the format war between it and Sony's Blu-Ray Disc

Famous Birthdays

3 - Sadiq Hidajat, Persian writer (Blind Person Owl)
1473 - Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish mathematician and astronomer (d. 1543)
1526 - Charles de L'Ecluse, Flemish botanist (d. 1609)
1552 - Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal and statesman (d. 1630)
1588 - Pieter de Carpentier, Flemish gov-gen of Dutch East-Indies
1611 - Andries de Graeff, mayor of Amsterdam (1657..71)
1616 - Jacques de Saint-Luc, composer
1630 - Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire (d. 1680)
1660 - Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (d. 1742)
1671 - Charles-Hubert Gervais, composer
1683 - Philip V, France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46)
1687 - Johann Adam Birkenstock, composer
1717 - David Garrick, actor/producer/writer (Aboan-Oroonoko)
1722 - Tiphaigne de la Roche, French writer (d. 1774)
1743 - [Ridolfo] Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer, cellist (Minuet)
1751 - Cornelis de Gijselaar, Dutch politician/patriot
1754 - Vincenzo Monti, Italian poet/translator (Al Signor di Montgolfier)
1755 - Pieter G van Overstraten, governor-general of Neth-Indies
1762 - Friedrich Franz Hurka, composer
1763 - Adalbert Gyrowetz, composer
1780 - Friedrich H von der Hagen, German germanist (Nibelungenlied)
1780 - Richard McCarty, American politician (d. 1844)
1802 - Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1881)
1804 - Carl Freiherr von Rokitansky, German physician (d. 1878)
1804 - David Wark, Canadian politician (d. 1905)
1812 - Lauro Rossi, composer
1817 - Willem III, last male King of Netherlands (1849-90)
1819 - Mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author/novelist/writer
1821 - Francis Preston Blair Jr, Lexington Ky, (Rep-Missouri)
1824 - Constantine D Uschinsky, Russian educator [NS=Mar 2]
1827 - Charles Robert Woods, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1855
1828 - Johannes von Miquel, German politician
1841 - Felipe Pedrell, composer
1843 - Adelina Patti, Madrid Spain, opera soprano (Lucio)
1859 - Svante August Arhenius, Swedish physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903)
1863 - Emanuel Moor, composer
1864 - Aritius S Talma, Dutch minister of Agriculture (Work Law of 1911)
1865 - Adrian van Oordt, Dutch writer (neo-romantic)
1865 - Sven Hedin, Sweden, scientist/explorer (Tibet)
1877 - Else Berg, German/Dutch painter
1877 - Louis Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (Habanera)
1877 - Gabriele Münter, German painter (d. 1962)
1880 - Arthur Shepherd, composer
1881 - Armin Knab, German composer (Eichendorff-cycle)
1881 - Evert Gorter, founder of Dutch medical child care
1881 - Paul Zech, writer
1886 - George Luther Foote, composer
1888 - Aurora Quezon, First Lady of the Philippines (d. 1949)
1889 - Jose Eustasio Rivera, Colombia, poet/novelist (Vortex)
1891 - J C "Farmer" White, cricketer (Somerset slow lefty 1909-37)
1893 - Cedric Hardwicke, Stourbridge England, actor (Peter Pan, Richard III)
1893 - Pietro Pancrazi, Italian critic (Scrittori d'Oggi)
1894 - Herb Pennock, hall of fame pitcher (Yankees, 243 career wins)
1895 - Louis Calhern, NYC, actor (Julius Caesar, Blackboard Jungle)
1896 - André Breton, French poet (d. 1966)
1897 - Alma Rubens, American actress (d. 1931)
1898 - Lauwrens Voorthuyzen, [Lou de Palingboer], Dutch sect leader
1899 - Yury Olesha, Russian novelist (d. 1960)
1900 - Giorgos Seferis, writer
1901 - Cor[nelis RJ] Kieboom, Dutch resistance fighter/chairman (Feyenoord)
1902 - Hugo Haas, Brno Czechoslovakia, actor/director (2 Smart People)
1902 - John Bubbles, Louisville Ky, rhythm tap dancer (No Maps on My Taps)
1902 - Nydia Westman, NYC, actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins)
1902 - Kay Boyle, American writer (d. 1992)
1903 - Kay Boyle, St Paul Minn, novelist (Plagued by Nightingales)
1904 - Havank, [HF vqan der Kallen], Dutch thriller writer (St Eustache)
1906 - Grace Mary Williams, composer
1906 - Hendrik W C Spruit, Dutch conductor
1909 - Charlie Walker, South Aust cricket wicket-keeper (toured but no Tests)
1911 - Merle Oberon, Calcutta India, actress (Assignment Foreign Legion)
1911 - Nikola Hercigonja, composer
1912 - Adolf Rudnicki, Polish writer (Niekochana)
1912 - Peter Francis de Sautoy, publisher
1912 - Stan Kenton, [Newcomb], Wichita Ks, jazz musician (Music 55)
1912 - Saul Chaplin, American composer (d. 1997)
1913 - Alvin Derold Etler, composer
1914 - Jacques Dufilho, French comedian (d. 2005)
1915 - John Freeman, British politician (Labour)/ambassador/TV host
1916 - Eddie Arcaro, jockey (1958 Racing Hall of Fame, 2 triple crowns)
1917 - Carson McCullers, US, novelist (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter)
1920 - Frances K Bairstow, educator/labor relations consultant
1920 - George Rose, Bicester England, actor (Beacon Hill, Holocaust)
1920 - C. Z. Guest, American socialite (d. 2003)
1920 - Jaan Kross, Estonian writer (d. 2007)
1921 - Andries Treurnicht, [Dr No], founder (S Afr Conservative Party)
1921 - Claude Rene Georges Pascal, composer
1922 - Beant Singh, politiician
1922 - Josef Matej, composer
1923 - Donald Lybbert, composer
1924 - Bruce Norris, NHL owner (Detroit Red Wings)
1924 - Lee Marvin, NYC, actor (Paint Your Wagon, Cat Ballou)
1924 - David Bronstein, Ukrainian chess player (d. 2006)
1925 - Jindrich Feld, composer
1925 - Leslie Laing, Linstead Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-gold-1952)
1926 - Gyorgy Kurtag, composer
1927 - Rene Firino-Martell, cognac manufacturer
1929 - Jacques Deray, French film director (d. 2003)
1930 - John Frankenheimer, NYC, director (Birdman of Alcatraz)
1932 - Jean-Pierre Ponnele, Paris France, opera director (Carmina Burana)
1932 - Joseph P Kerwin, Oak Park Ill, Capt Med Corps USN/astro (Skylab 2)
1934 - David Hugh Jones, Poole Dorset England, director (Betrayal)
1934 - Julian Belfrage, theatre Agent
1934 - Carole Eastman, American screenwriter (d. 2004)
1936 - Bob Engemann, singer
1936 - Ione Mylonas Shear, archeologist
1937 - Norman O'Neill, cricketer (great Aussie bat of 60's Brilliant field)
1938 - Penny Zavichas, LPGA golfer
1939 - Gwen Taylor, British actress (Life of Brian, Sob Sisters, Screaming)
1940 - Smokey Robinson, American R&B and soul singer-songwriter (The Miracles-Tears of a Clown)
1940 - Bobby Rogers, US vocalist (Miracles-You Really Got a Hold on Me)
1940 - Carlin Glynn, US actress (Continental Divide)
1940 - William "Smokey" Robinson, Det, vocalist (& Miracles-Being With You)
1940 - Saparmurat Niyazov, President of Turkmenistan (d. 2006)
1941 - Carlos Roque Alsina, composer
1941 - Stephen Dobyns, US author/poet (Cold Dog Soup)
1942 - Kenneth R Kramer, (Rep-R-CO, 1979- )
1943 - "Mama" Cass Elliot, actress (Mamas & Papas-Monday Monday)
1943 - Lou Christie, [Lugee Sacco], Penn, vocalist (Lightning Striking Again)
1943 - Lou Christie, American singer
1943 - Homer Hickam, American author and retired NASA engineer
1943 - Tim Hunt, British biochemist, Nobel laureate
1944 - Jan Bart Klaster, mythologist (Slogan)
1945 - Jon Whiteley, actor (Moonfleet)
1945 - Michael Nader, actor (Dynasty, All My Children)
1945 - Thomas Brasch, writer
1946 - Paul Dean, rock guitarist/vocalist (Loverboy)
1946 - Pierre van der Linden, Dutch drummer (Brainbox)
1946 - Peter Hudson, Australian rules footballer
1947 - Peter Bird, ocean rower
1947 - Tim Shadbolt, mayor of Invercargill, New Zealand
1948 - Byron K Lichtenburg, Stroudsburg Pa, astronaut (STS 9, STS 45)
1948 - Mark Andes, Philadelphia Pa, rock bassist (Spirit, Heart, Fireball)
1948 - Tony Iommi, rock guitarist (Black Sabbath-Paranoid, Iron Man)
1948 - Pim Fortuyn, Dutch politician (d. 2002)
1948 - Big John Studd, American professional wrestler (d. 1995)
1949 - Eddie Hardin, keyboardist/singer
1949 - Edward Hardin, NYC, rock guitarist (Spencer Davis Group)
1949 - Ewa Aulin, Stockholm, actress (Candy)
1949 - Dan Bunten, American software developer (d. 1998)
1949 - William Messner-Loebs, American comics writer
1950 - Andy Powell, rocker (Wishbone Ash)
1951 - Stephen Nichols, Cincinnati OH, actor (Witchboard, Days of our Lives)
1951 - Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri (Db), Pakistani Islamic Sufi Scholar
1952 - Rudolfo Neri-Vida, Mexico, PHD/astronaut (STS 23)
1952 - Amy Tan, American novelist
1953 - Bill Kirchenbauer, actor/comedian (Coach-Just the 10 of Us)
1953 - Cristina Elisabet Fernández - Argentinian politician
1954 - Frances Bucholz, rocker (Scorpions-Wind of Change)
1954 - Jamie West-Oram, rock guitarist (Fixx)
1954 - Socrates, Brazilian footballer
1955 - Jeff Daniels, GA, actor (Something Wild, Dumb & Dumber, Speed)
1956 - Dave Wakeling, rock singer/guitarist
1956 - George David Low, Cleveland Ohio, astronaut (STS 32, STS 43)
1956 - Peter Holsapple, rocker (Continental Drifters)
1956 - Steve Randell, Tasmanian cricket Test umpire (international panel)
1956 - Roderick MacKinnon, American biologist, Nobel laureate
1957 - Dave "Smoke" Stewart, Oakland California, pitcher (Oakland Athletic)
1957 - Falco, [John Hoelcel], rock vocalist (Rock Me Amadeus)
1957 - Johann Hoelzel Falco, musician
1957 - Paul Dean, guitarist
1957 - Ray Winstone, British actor
1958 - Helen Fielding, English writer
1960 - Holly Johnson, England, rock vocalist (Frankie Goes To Hollywood)
1960 - Keith Musa[kawukhathi] Zondi, South African head of Inkatha Youth Brigade
1960 - Prince Andrew, Albert Christian Edward, of Britain/Duke of York
1960 - Vicki Lynn Lasseter Iola Kansas, playmate (Feb, 1981)
1961 - Justin Fashanu, English footballer (d. 1998)
1961 - Andy Wallace, English race car driver
1962 - Alvaro Espinoza, Venezuela, baseball shortstop (NY Yanks, NY Mets)
1962 - Hana Mandlikova, Prague Czechoslovakia, tennis player (1985 US Open)
1962 - John Laroche, American orchid poacher
1963 - Jessica Tuck, NYC, actress (Megan-1 Life to Live)
1963 - Seal, English vocalist/songwriter (Killer, Crazy, Kiss by a Rose)
1963 - Laurell K. Hamilton, American writer
1964 - Doug Aldrich, rocker
1964 - Dmitri Lipskerov, Russian writer
1964 - Sonu Walia, Indian actress
1965 - Andrew Jameson, British(?) swimmer
1965 - John Commins, cricketer (South African Test batsman v NZ 1994-95)
1966 - Justine Bateman, Rye NY, actress (Mallory-Family Ties, Satisfaction)
1966 - Matthew Ryan, Port Jefferson NY, team handball circle (Olympics-1996)
1966 - Paul Haarhuis, Eindhoven Neth, tennis star (1994 US/Austral doubles)
1966 - Peter Douris, Toronto, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1966 - Prince Markie D, [Mark Morale], rocker (Fat Boys-Jail House Rock)
1966 - William White, NFL safety (KC Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons)
1966 - Enzo Scifo, Belgian footballer
1967 - Benicio Del Toro, Puerto Rico, actor (Licence to Kill, Usual Suspects)
1967 - Roel Liefden, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, FC Groningen)
1968 - Frank Watkins, US heavy metalist bass (Obituary, Cause of Death)
1968 - Rob Dimaio, Calgary, NHL right wing (Phila Flyers)
1969 - Burton C. Bell, American vocalist
1970 - Garland Hawkins, NFL defensive end (Chic Bears)
1970 - Ruwan Kalpage, cricket off-spinner (Sri Lankan)
1971 - Becca Lee, Tennessee, Miss USA (Tenn-3rd-1996)
1971 - Becky Dyroen-Lancer, San Jose California, synchro swimmer (Oly-gold-96)
1971 - Glyn Milburn, NFL running back/kick returner (Den Broncos, Det Lions)
1971 - Richard Green, Australasia golfer
1971 - Wally Williams, NFL center/guard (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
1971 - William Henderson, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1971 - Gil Shaham, Israeli/American violinist
1972 - Andrey Pchelyakov, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
1972 - Francine, American professional wrestler
1973 - Masafumi Kawaguchi, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
1973 - Terrence Rencher, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)
1973 - Tommy Bennett, safety (Arizona Cardinals)
1974 - Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Sochi Russia, tennis star (1995 doubles-Hamburg)
1974 - Danny Doring, American professional wrestler
1975 - Paul Frey, Boston MA, dance skater (& Ponte-1995 Eastern Jr champ)
1975 - Raymond Graanoogst, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
1975 - Mikko Kavén, Finnish footballer
1975 - Daewon Song, Korean professional skateboarder
1977 - Gianluca Zambrotta, Italian footballer
1977 - Ola Salo, Swedish singer (The Ark)
1978 - Michalis Konstantinou, Greek-Cypriot footballer
1978 - Immortal Technique, American rapper
1979 - Mariska, Finnish rapper
1979 - Clinton Morrison, Irish footballer
1979 - Mariana Ochoa, Mexican singer and actress
1979 - Steve Cherundolo, American soccer player
1980 - Neleh Dennis, American Survivor contestant
1980 - Mike Miller, American basketball player
1981 - Ronnie Arniell, Canadian professional wrestler
1981 - Beth Ditto, American singer (The Gossip)
1981 - Gil Reyes, American boxer
1981 - Nicky Shorey, English footballer
1981 - Vitas, Russian singer
1981 - Daniel Letterle, American Actor and Singer
1983 - Assunta De Rossi, Filipino actress
1983 - Mika Nakashima, Japanese singer/actress
1984 - Chris Richardson, American Idol finalist
1985 - Haylie Duff, American singer/actress
1985 - Arielle Kebbel, American actress
1986 - Kyle Chipchura, Canadian ice hockey player
1986 - Henri Karjalainen, Finnish racing driver
1986 - Marta, Brazilian footballer
1986 - Reon Kadena, Japanese model/actress
1986 - Maria Mena, Norwegian singer
1989 - L A Baby orangutan, at Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle
1993 - Victoria Justice, American Actress (The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody, Lola Martinez in Nickelodeon show Zoey 101)

Famous Deaths

197 - D Clodius Septimus Albinus, Roman bequest in England, dies in battle
440 - Mesrop Mashtots, Armenian monk, theologian and linguist (b. 361/362)
1133 - Irene Ducaena, wife of Alexius I Comnenus (b. 1066)
1260 - Boniface, of Lausanne, Belgian bishop/saint, dies
1401 - William Sawtree, 1st English religious martyr, burned in London
1414 - Thomas Arundel, archbishop of Canterbury/chancellor of England, dies
1545 - Pierre Brully, [Peter Brulius], calvinist minister, burned to death
1553 - Erasmus Reinhold, German mathematician, dies at 41
1568 - Miles Coverdale, translator (1st complete English Bible), dies at 80
1589 - Saint Philothei, Orthodox martyr and Patron of Athens (b. 1522)
1602 - Philippe Emmanuel, Duke of Mercoeur, French soldier (b. 1558)
1605 - Orazio Tiberio Vecchi, composer, dies at 54
1620 - Roemer P Visscher, poet, buried in Amsterdam
1622 - Sir Henry Savile, English educator (b. 1549)
1653 - Luigi Rossi, composer, dies
1663 - Adam Adami, German bishop and diplomat (b. 1603)
1670 - King Frederick III of Denmark (b. 1609)
1672 - Charles Chauncy, English-born president of Harvard College (b. 1592)
1709 - Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (b. 1646)
1716 - Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (b. 1634)
1785 - Johann Christoph Richter, composer, dies at 84
1789 - Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and President of Delaware (b. 1738)
1790 - Jean-Baptiste Krumphultz, composer, dies at 47
1799 - Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor (b. 1733)
1806 - Elizabeth Carter, English writer (b. 1717)
1815 - Leonhard von Call, composer, dies at 47
1822 - Jeronymo Francisco de Lima, composer, dies at 78
1837 - Georg Büchner, German playwright (b. 1813)
1858 - Alois Basil Nikolaus Tomasini, composer, dies at 78
1864 - William Edwin Baldwin, US Confederate brig-general, dies
1873 - Vasil Levski, Bulgarian revolutionary (b. 1837)
1875 - Jean B Vuillaume, French violin maker (octobas), dies at 76
1878 - Charles F Daubigny, French restaurateur/painter, dies at 61
1887 - Eduard Douwes Dekker, Dutch writer (Max Havelaar), dies at 66
1887 - Multatuli, Dutch writer (b. 1820)
1892 - Monty Bowden, cricket Capt (England v South Africa 1889), dies at 26
1894 - Ernesto Camillo Sivori, composer, dies at 78
1897 - Karl T Weierstrass, German mathematician, dies at 81
1915 - Gopal Krishna Gokhale, India's social reformer/politician, dies
1916 - Ernst Mach, Austrian physicist/philosopher/psychologist, dies at 78
1923 - Jeronimo Gimenez y Bellido, composer, dies at 68
1927 - Georg Brandes, [Cohen], Danish literary-historian/critic, dies at 85
1927 - Robert Fuchs, composer, dies at 80
1933 - Arnold Ludwig Mendelssohn, composer, dies at 77
1936 - Charles Harding Firth, British historian (b. 1857)
1941 - Alexander Josiah Webbe, English cricket keeper (v Aus 1879), dies
1941 - Hamilton Hamilton Harty, composer/conductor, dies at 61
1942 - Frank Abbandando, American gangster (executed) (b. 1910)
1944 - Siegfried Garibaldi Kallenberg, composer, dies at 76
1945 - Wim Speelman, Dutch resistance fighter, executed at 26
1949 - Auguste Jean Maria Charles Serieyx, composer, dies at 83
1950 - Edyth Walker, US singer, dies at 82
1951 - Andre[-Paul-Guillaume] Gide, French writer (Nobel 1947), dies at 82
1952 - Knut Hamsun, writer, dies at 92
1952 - Lawrence Grant, actor (Bulldog Drummond), dies at 82
1957 - Maurice Garin, French cyclist (b. 1871)
1962 - Albert Israel Elkus, composer, dies at 77
1962 - Georgios Papanikolaou, Greek doctor, inventor of the Pap smear (b. 1883)
1965 - Forrest Taylor, actor (This is Life, Man Without a Gun), dies at 81
1965 - Gheorge Gheorghiu Dej, Romanian president, dies at 63
1967 - Wilmer King, 1st casuality on Tappan Zee Bridge NY, dies
1968 - Ralph Dunn, actor (Mr Rudge-Norby), dies at 65
1968 - Georg Hackenschmidt, Estonian professional wrestler (b. 1878)
1969 - Madge Blake, American actress (b. 1899)
1970 - Ralph Edward Flanders, (Sen-VT), dies at 89
1972 - John Grierson, Scottish documentary filmmaker (b. 1898)
1972 - Tedd Pierce, American animator (b. 1906)
1975 - Luigi Dallapiccola, Italian 12-tone composer, dies at 71
1977 - Mike González, Cuban baseball player (b. 1890)
1977 - Anthony Crosland, British politician (b. 1918)
1980 - Bon Scott, Aust rock vocalist (AC/DC-Whole Lotta Rosie), dies at 33
1981 - Frank Merrik, composer, dies at 94
1983 - Alice White, actress (Employees' Entrance), dies at 78 of a stroke
1984 - Ina Ray Hutton, orchestra leader (Ina Ray Hutton Show), dies at 66
1985 - Elizabeth Julesberg, author (Dick & Jane), dies
1985 - George Holmes, actor (Man in the Trunk), dies at 66
1986 - Adolfo Celi, actor (Thunderball), dies at 63
1986 - James O Eastland, (Sen-D-Miss), dies at 81
1986 - Paul Stewart, actor (Top Secret USA, Deadline), dies at 77
1988 - André Frédéric Cournand, French-born physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
1989 - Jaap van de Merwe, Dutch journalist/cabareter (Hadjememaar), dies
1989 - Merwe, journalist/cabaret performer (Hadjememaar), dies
1990 - Michael Powell, Engl director (Life & Death of Col Blimp), dies at 84
1991 - Peggy Mondo, actress (Who's Minding the Store), dies at 50
1992 - Chet Leaming, dies after brief illness at 66
1993 - Gerhard Gesell, judge (Pentagon Papers), dies of liver cancer at 82
1993 - Michael Morrison, actor (Caleb-As the World Turns), dies at 33
1994 - Derek Jarman, actor/director (Tempest), dies of AIDS at 52
1994 - Georges Watin, Algerian/French officer (OAS), dies at 71
1994 - Renske Vellinga, Dutch speed-skater, dies in auto-accident at 19
1995 - Calder Willingham, novelist/Scriptwriter, dies at 72
1995 - Ian Ball, photographer, dies at 80
1995 - Shlomo Averbach, Israeli ultra-orthodox rabbi, dies at 84
1996 - Brenda Bruce, actress (December Bride, Nightmare), dies at 77
1996 - Charles O Finley, baseball owner (Oakland A's), dies at 76
1996 - Grant Sawyer, US politician, dies at 76
1996 - Madhaviah Krishnan, naturalist, dies at 83
1997 - Deng Xiaoping, head (Chinese Communist Party), dies at 92
1997 - Leo Rosten, writer/humourist (Joys of Yiddish), dies at 88
1997 - Stanley Pearson, footballer, dies at 76
1998 - Grandpa Jones, country comic/banjo wizard (Hee Haw), dies at 84
1999 - Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr, Iraqi Shiite leader (assassinated)
2000 - Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian artist (b. 1928)
2001 - Priscilla Davis, American socialite (b. 1942)
2001 - Stanley Kramer, American director (b. 1913)
2001 - Charles Trenet, French singer (b. 1913)
2003 - Johnny PayCheck, American singer (b. 1938)
2007 - Janet Blair, American actress (b. 1921)
2007 - Celia Franca, founder of National Ballet of Canada (b. 1921)
2008 - Lydia Shum, Hong Kong comedian and actress (b. 1945)
2008 - Yegor Letov, Russian song writer and singer (b. 1964)
2009 - Kelly Groucutt, Bass guitarist and singer for the band Electric Light Orchestra (b.1945)
2009 - Miika Tenkula, Finnish guitarist for the band Sentenced (b.1974)
2010 - Laura Spurr, Tribal Chairperson, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (b. 1945)
2011 - Ollie Matson, American Football Running Back (b. 1930)
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Historical Events

1472 - Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment.
1525 - Swiss & German mercenaries desert Francois I's army
1547 - King Edward VI of England was enthroned following death of Henry VIII
1613 - Gerard Reynst appointed Dutch gov-gen of East-Indies
1653 - Defeat of Dutch fleet under Adm Van Tromp by Adm Blake off Portsmouth
1673 - 1st recorded wine auction held (London)
1710 - Johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Neth
1724 - Georg F Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto," premieres in London
1725 - 10 sleeping Indians scalped by whites in NH for £100 a scalp bounty
1732 - Estates of Holland ratifies Treaty of Vienna
1737 - French minister of Finance, Chauvelin, resigns
1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Fort August, Scotland
1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Castle of Inverness
1768 - 1st American chartered fire insurance company opens (Penn)
1792 - US postal service created, postage 6 cents - 12 cents depending on distance
1798 - Louis Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power.
1809 - Supreme Court rules federal government power greater than any state
1810 - Andreas Hofer, Tyrolean patriot and leader of rebellion against Napoleon's forces, was executed.
1811 - Austria declares bankruptcy
1816 - Rossini's opera "Barber of Seville" premieres in Rome
1823 - English Capt James Weddell reaches 74°15' S, 1520 km from S pole
1831 - Polish revolutionaries defeat Russians in battle of Growchow
1832 - Charles Darwin visits Fernando Noronha in Atlantic Ocean
1835 - Concepcion, Chile destroyed by earthquake; 5,000 die
1839 - Congress prohibits dueling in District of Columbia
1846 - British occupy Sikh citadel of Lahore
1856 - John Rutledge, Liverpool-NY steamer, hits iceberg; many die
1861 - Dept of Navy of Confederacy forms
1861 - Steeple of Chichester Cathedral blown down during a storm
1864 - Civil War battle of Olustee, Florida
1865 - M I T forms 1st US collegiate architectural school
1869 - Tenn Gov W C Brownlow declares martial law in Ku Klux Klan crisis
1872 - Hydraulic electric elevator patented by Cyrus Baldwin
1872 - Luther Crowell patents a machine that manufactures paper bags
1872 - Metropolitan Museum of Art opens (NYC)
1872 - Silas Noble & JP Cooley patents toothpick manufacturing machine
1873 - University of California gets its 1st Med School (UC/SF)
1877 - 1st cantilever bridge in US completed, Harrodsburg, Kentucky
1877 - International Association (minor baseball league) organizes
1887 - 1st minor league baseball association organizes (Pittsburgh)
1887 - Germany, Austria-Hungary & France end Triple Alliance
1890 - Amsterdam Theater destroyed by fire
1895 - Congress authorizes a US mint at Denver, Colorodo
1899 - Ill Tel & Tel granted franchise for Chicago freight tunnel system
1901 - 1st territorial legislature of Hawaii convenes
1902 - Heavy surf breaks over Seal Rocks & damages Sutro Baths, SF
1903 - Nick Young remains as NL president as AG Spalding ends challenge
1909 - Publication of the Futurist Manifesto in the French journal Le Figaro.
1912 - Argentina beat the MCC in their inaugural cricket 1st-class fixture
1913 - King O'Malley drives in the first survey peg to mark commencement of work on the construction of Canberra.
1915 - Panama-Pacific International Exposition opens in SF
1917 - Ammunitions ship explodes in Archangelsk harbor, about 1,500 die
1917 - Kern, Bolton & Wodehouse's musical "Oh, Boy!," premieres in NYC
1919 - French premier Clemenceau injured during assassination attempt
1921 - Riza Khan Pahlevi seizes control of Iran
1922 - Marc Connelly & George Kaufman's "To the Ladies," premieres in NYC
1922 - Vilinus, Lithuania, agrees to separate from Poland
1922 - WOR-AM in New York City begins radio transmissions
1923 - Christy Mathewson becomes pres of Boston Braves
1927 - Golfers in SC arrested for violating Sabbath
1929 - American Samoa organizes as territory of US
1929 - Red Sox announce they will play Sunday games at Braves Field
1930 - Capelle soccer team forms
1931 - Congress allows California to build Oakland-Bay Bridge
1932 - Japanese troops occupy Tunhua China
1933 - Curom, Curacaose Broadcast System starts: Princess Juliana's speech
1933 - House of Reps completes congressional action to repeal Prohibition
1933 - Sidney Howard's "Alien Corn," premieres in NYC
1934 - Virgil Thomson's opera "4 Saints in 3 Acts" opens in NYC
1935 - Karoline Mikkelson is 1st woman on Antarctica
1937 - 1st automobile/airplane combination tested, Santa Monica, Ca
1938 - UK Foreign Sec Eden resigns, says PM Chamberlain appeased Germany
1940 - Larry Clinton & his Orchestra record "Limehouse Blues"
1941 - 1st transport of Jews to concentration camps leave Plotsk Poland
1941 - Nazis order Polish Jews barred from using public transportation
1941 - Romania breaks relations with Netherlands
1942 - Lt E H O'Hare single-handedly shoots down 5 Japanese heavy bombers
1942 - Lieutenant Edward O'Hare becomes America's first World War II flying ace.
1943 - Allied troops occupy Kasserine pass in Tunisia
1943 - New volcano Paracutin erupts in farmer's corn patch (Mexico)
1943 - Phil Wrigley & B Rickey charter All-American Girls Softball League
1943 - American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies.
1944 - Batman & Robin comic strip premieres in newspapers
1944 - US takes Eniwetok Island
1944 - World War II: The "Big Week" began with American bomber raids on German aircraft manufacturing centers.
1947 - Chemical mixing error causes explosion that destroys 42 blocks in LA
1947 - Lord Mountbatten appointed as last viceroy of India
1947 - State of Prussia ceases to exist.
1948 - Czechoslovakia's non-communist minister resigns
1949 - 1st International Pancake Race held (Liberal Ks)
1950 - Dylan Thomas arrives in NYC for his 1st US poetry reading tour
1950 - WOL-AM in Washington DC swaps calls with WWDC
1952 - "African Queen" opens at Capitol Theater in NYC
1952 - 1st black umpire in organized baseball certified (Emmett Ashford)
1953 - August A Busch buys the Cards for $3.75 million
1953 - US Court of Appeals rules that Organized Baseball is a sport & not a business, affirming the 25-year-old Supreme Court ruling
1954 - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open
1954 - General Zahedi wins election in Persia
1955 - Fay Crocker wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open
1956 - WOSU TV channel 34 in Columbus, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1957 - Hughie Tayfield takes 9-113 v England, 13 wkts for match
1958 - Jockey Eddie Arcaro rides his 4,000th winner
1958 - LA Coliseum Comm approves 2-yr pact allows Dodgers to use facility
1959 - The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.
1960 - Jimi Hendrix, rock and roll guitarist, plays his first gig.
1962 - John Glenn is 1st American to orbit Earth (Friendship 7)
1963 - End of the Test Cricket careers of Neil Harvey & Alan Davidson
1963 - Willie Mays (SF Giants) signs a record $100,000 per year contract
1965 - Beatles record "That Means a Lot"
1965 - Ranger 8 makes hard landing on the Moon, returns photos, other data
1965 - Turkish government of Uerguplu forms
1966 - Author Valery Tarsis banished in USSR
1968 - John Cleese (Monty Python) marries Connie Booth
1968 - State troopers used tear gas to stop demonstration at Alcorn A & M
1971 - Bruin Phil Esposito is NHL's quickest to score 50 goals in a season
1971 - General Idi Amin Dada appointed president of Uganda
1971 - Maj General Idi Amin Dada appoints himself president of Uganda
1971 - Natl Emergency Center erroneously orders US radio & TV stations to go off the air. Mistake wasn't resolved for 30 minutes
1972 - 1st time Cleveland Cavaliers beat NY Knicks (111-109)
1972 - Ard Schenk becomes world champ skater
1972 - Sicco Mansholt becomes chairman of European Committee
1973 - 10th time Islanders shut-out-4-0 vs Penguins
1974 - Cher files for separation from husband Sonny Bono
1974 - Gordie Howe comes out of retirement for $1M from Houston Aeros, WHA
1975 - Leonard Baichan scores 105* on Test Cricket debut, v Pakistan Lahore
1975 - Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conserv Party
1975 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1976 - Muhammad Ali KOs Jan Pierre Coopman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1976 - The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization disbands.
1977 - "My Fair Lady" closes at St James Theater NYC after 384 performances
1977 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1978 - 4th People's Choice Awards: Star Wars, Carol Burnett & Bob Hope
1978 - Bob Backland beats Billy Graham in NY, to become WWF wrestling champ
1978 - Egypt announces it is pulling its diplomats out of Cyprus
1978 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1979 - "Comin' Uptown" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 45 performances
1980 - Actress Susan Dey (LA Law) weds producer Bernard Sofronski
1981 - Flight readiness firing of Columbia's main engines; 20 seconds
1981 - James Sanford equals 50m indoor world record (5.61 sec)
1982 - NY Islanders wins then NHL record 15th straight game
1983 - Japan launches Tenma satellite to study x-rays (450/570 km)
1983 - Roland Liboton becomes world champ cross-country cycling
1985 - After defending his WBC flyweight championship, Sot Chitalada's check for $104,000 is stolen by a ringside pickpocket
1986 - LA Dodger Orel Hershiser is 1st to win a $1M salary by arbitration
1986 - Mike Tyson sexually harasses a woman in Albany NY
1987 - Bomb blamed on Unabomber explodes by computer store in Salt Lake City
1987 - David Hartman quits ABC's "Good Morning America," after 11 years
1988 - 500 die in heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro Brazil
1988 - Andre Hoffmann skates world record 1500m (1:52.06)
1988 - Brian Boitano wins Olympic gold medal in figure skating
1988 - Cornelia Oschkenat hurdles indoor world record 50m (6.58 sec)
1988 - Kelly Hrudy's 5th Islander shut-out win-Hartford 3-0
1988 - Peter Kalikow purchases NY Post from Rupert Murdoch for $37.6 million
1988 - Rob Druppers runs world record indoor 1000m (2:16.2)
1988 - Stefka Kostadinova high jumps indoor world record (2.06 m)
1989 - Members of 1949 Oklahoma football team cancelled an April reunion because of deplorable conduct of Oklahoma players
1989 - An IRA bomb destroys a section of a British Army barracks in Ternhill, England
1991 - "Taking Steps" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 78 performances
1991 - 33rd Grammy Awards: Another Day in Paradise, Mariah Carey
1991 - A gigantic statue of Albania's long-time dictator, Enver Hoxha, is brought down in the Albanian capital, Tirana, by mobs of angry protesters.
1992 - "Private Lives" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 37 performances
1992 - Orthodox patriarch Shenouda III visits Netherlands
1992 - Ross Perot says he'll run for President on Larry King Show
1993 - Florida Marlins open their 1st spring training camp
1993 - Lisa Walters wins LPGA Itoki Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
1993 - NY Islanders retire Billy Smith's number 31
1994 - 3 Afghans take 70 Pakistani children hostage
1994 - Johann Olav Koss skates world record 10 km (13:30.55)
1994 - Pope John Paul II demands juristic discrimination of homosexuals
1997 - "Stanley" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC
1997 - SF Giants Barry Bonds signs record $22.9M 2 year contract
1998 - Tara Lipinski wins Olympic figure skating gold medal
1998 - UN Sec-Gen Kofi Annan lands in Baghdad, for peace negotiations
1998 - US movie box office hits quickest $1 billion for year (51 days)
2002 - In Reqa Al-Gharbiya, Egypt, a fire on a train injures over 65 and kills at least 370.
2003 - During a Great White concert in West Warwick, Rhode Island, a pyrotechnics display sets the club ablaze, killing 100 and injuring over 300 others.
2005 - Spain becomes the first country to vote in a referendum on ratification of the proposed Constitution of the European Union, passing it by a substantial margin, but on a low turnout.
2010 - In Madeira Island, Portugal, heavy rain causes floods and mudslides, leaving at least 32 deaths in the worst disaster on the history of the archipelago.

Famous Birthdays

1494 - Johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)
1507 - Gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II)
1523 - Jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers)
1632 - Thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories)
1633 - Jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher
1656 - Johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised
1734 - Franz Ignaz Beck, composer
1745 - Johann Peter Salomon, composer
1745 - Henry James Pye, English poet (d. 1813)
1751 - Johann Heinrich Voß, German poet (d. 1826)
1752 - Charles Broche, composer
1753 - Louis Alexandre Berthier, French marshal (d. 1815)
1757 - John 'Mad Jack' Fuller, English philanthropist (d. 1834)
1763 - Adalbert Gyrowetz, composer
1770 - Ferdinando Carulli, composer
1779 - Augustus Callcott, landscape painter, Kensington
1784 - Adam Black, Edinburgh Scotland, politician/publisher
1791 - Carl Czerny, Vienna Austria, pianist/composer (Schule der Virtuosen)
1794 - William Carleton, Irish novelist (d. 1869)
1796 - Eduard W van Dam van Isselt, Dutch military/liberal politician
1802 - Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer
1803 - Friedrich Theodor Frohlich, composer
1805 - Angelina Grimke, reformer/abolitionist/politician/lawyer
1808 - Daumier, Marseilles France, artist
1809 - Albertus J Duymaer van Twist, gov-gen of Neth-Indies
1809 - Henry Walton Wessells, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1889
1816 - Josef Michal Ksawery Jan Poniatowski, composer
1819 - Alfred Escher, Swiss politician, railroad entrepreneur (d. 1882)
1820 - Mahlon Dickerson Manson, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1895
1827 - Edward Stuyvesant Bragg, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1912
1835 - Allessandro d'Ancona, Italian philologist
1838 - James Barbour Terrill, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1839 - Benjamin Waugh, American minister; founder of the NSPCC (d. 1908)
1844 - Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann, Austria, physicist (statistical mechanics)
1844 - Joshua Slocum, Canadian seaman and adventurer (d. 1909)
1848 - Edward Henry Harriman, American railroad executive (d. 1909)
1850 - Nérée Beauchemin, Canadian physician and poet (d. 1931)
1852 - Nikolai Garin [Michailovski], Russian author (Tjoma Kartashov)
1854 - Louis F M van Westerhoven, actor/singer/opera director (Youth)
1861 - Nicolaas van Meeteren, Curacao, folklorist
1866 - Carl Westman, Swedish architect and designer (d. 1936)
1867 - Louise, Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife (d. 1931)
1870 - Pieter Cornelis Boutens, Holland, mystic poet/scholar (Verzen)
1874 - Mary Garden, Aberdeen Scotland, opera star
1876 - Fyodor Akimenko, composer
1880 - Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French aristocrat and novelist (d. 1923)
1881 - Pedro Munoz Seca, Spanish playwright (Vengeanza de Don Mendo)
1883 - Shiga Naoya, Japan, novelist (Road Through Dark Night)
1886 - Bela Kun, Czehul Romania, head of Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919)
1887 - David McKinley Williams, composer
1887 - Hesketh Pearson, England, biographer/playwright (Writ for Libel)
1888 - Georges Bernanos, France, novelist (Diary of a Country Priest)
1888 - Marie Rambert, Warsaw, English ballet producer/director/teacher
1889 - Levko Mykolayevich Revutsky, composer
1893 - Russel Crouse, journalist/novelist/playwright (Life with Father)
1893 - Elizabeth Holloway Marston, American psychologist (d. 1993)
1895 - Freida Geiken, autobiographer (National Historic Taping)
1896 - Henri de Lubac sj, French theologist/anti-fascist
1897 - Ivan Albright, Illinois, painter (Door, Window)
1899 - Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, LI NY, founder (Pan Am Airways)
1899 - Leon Woizikowski, Polish dancer/ballet master (Ballets Russes)
1900 - Antonio Veretti, composer
1900 - Graham Spry, St Thomas Ontario, Canadian radio pioneer
1900 - Jean Negulesco
1901 - Ali Muhammad Naguib, Khartoum, president of Egypt (1952-54)
1901 - Cecil H King, Irish/British daily newspaper publisher (Daily Mirror)
1901 - Henry Eyring, Mexican/US chemist
1901 - Louis I Kahn, Estonia, architect (Bryn Mawr dormitory) [or Dec 20]
1901 - René Jules Dubos, France, US microbiologist/author (Health & Disease)
1902 - Ansel Adams, photographer (1966 ASMP Award)
1903 - Ella Maillart, explorer
1903 - Karel Janacek, composer
1903 - Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer
1904 - Aleksei N Kosygin, Soviet premier (1964-80)
1904 - Armin Loos, composer
1904 - Bramwell Fletcher, Yorkshire England, actor (White Cargo, Mummy)
1905 - Jascha Golowanjuk, Swedish writer (Acrobat)
1907 - Malcolm Atterbury, Phila, actor (Jonas-Thicker than Water, Apples Way)
1907 - Nadine Conner, California, soprano (Carmen, Pamina-Magic Flute)
1907 - Owain Jenkins, company director
1908 - Grigori Yakovlevich Bakhchivangi, test pilot (BI-1)
1908 - Rosalind Laura Burke, aviatrix
1910 - Julian Trevelyan, English Surrealist painter/collage maker
1910 - Millicent Fenwick, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82)
1911 - Margot Grahame
1911 - Robert Guyn McBride, Tucson Arizona, composer (Mexican Rhapsody)
1912 - Pierre Boulle, French author (d. 1994)
1913 - Jozef Kresanek, composer
1913 - Mary Durack, poet
1913 - Rex Tucker, TV writer/director
1914 - John Daly, South Africa, newscaster/TV game show host (What's My Line)
1914 - Marion Kettlewell, British director (WRNS)
1914 - Willem J H Baart, Dutch vicar (Cuentanan di Nanzi)
1915 - Philip Friend, Horsham England, actor (Vulture, Fur Collar)
1916 - Jackie Gleason, Bkln NY, comedian (Ralph Kramden-Honeymooners)
1916 - Julius Juzeliunas, composer
1916 - Paul Tripp, NYC, TV host (Mr I Magination)
1917 - Frederick Page, CEO (British Aerospace Aircraft Group)
1918 - Leonore Annenberg American Billionaire
1920 - Armin Schibler, Dutch Swiss composer (Devil in the Winter Palace)
1920 - Liesbeth Tonckens, [Wilhelmina], actress/lecturer (Free People)
1920 - Evgeny Dragunov, Russian weapons designer (d. 1991)
1921 - Amanda Blake, [Beverly], Buffalo NY, actress (Kitty Russell-Gunsmoke)
1921 - Joseph Albert Walker, Wash DC, test pilot (X-15)
1921 - Nurv Shiner, singer
1921 - Ruth Gipps, British(?) conductor/composer
1923 - Forbes Burnham, premier Guyana (1964-85)
1924 - Gloria Vanderbilt, don't my jeans look great (poor little rich girl)
1924 - Sidney Poitier, actor (Porgy & Bess, A Raisin in the Sun) or 1927
1925 - Alex La Guma, Cape Town South Africa, novelist (A Walk in the Night)
1925 - Pramudya Ananta Tur, Javanese author (Anak semua bangsa)
1925 - Robert Altman, Kansas City MO, director (Nashville, M*A*S*H)
1925 - Heinz Kluncker, German trade union leader
1926 - Cameron Rusby, British Vice-Admiral
1926 - Edgar Meuli, cricketer (opened NZ batting in Test v South Africa 1953)
1926 - Kenneth H Olsen, US, engineer/founder (Digital Equipment Corp)
1926 - Robert Eugene Richards, Ill, pole vaulter (Olympic-gold-48, 52, 56)
1926 - Richard Matheson, American author
1927 - Roy Cohn, lawyer, "grand inquisitor" (for Sen Joseph McCarthy)
1927 - Sidney Poitier, American actor
1928 - Donald Longmore, British cardiac surgeon
1928 - Elroy Face, baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
1929 - Toshiro Mayuzumi, Yokohama Japan, composer (Sphenogramme)
1929 - Amanda Blake, American actress (d. 1989)
1930 - Bill Walker, British MP
1930 - Patricia Smith, New Haven Ct, actress (Bob Newhart Show)
1930 - Willie Cunningham, Northern Irish footballer
1932 - Adrian Cristobal, Filipino writer (d. 2007)
1933 - Hannes Postma, Dutch graphic artist
1934 - Bobby Unser, auto racer (1968, 75, 81 Indianapolis 500)
1934 - Lady Wharton
1936 - Larry Hovis, Wapito Wash, comedian (Gomer Pyle, Hogan's Heroes)
1936 - Marj Dusay, [Mahoney], Russell Ks, actress (Kate-Bret Maverick)
1936 - Roy Beggs, British MP
1937 - David Ackles, Illinois, vocalist/songwriter (American Gothic)
1937 - Nancy Wilson, Chillicothe Ohio, jazz vocalist (Feel Like Making Love)
1937 - Robert Huber, Munich Germany, biochemist (Nobel 1988)
1937 - Roger Penske, auto racer
1938 - Jack Bicknell, WLAF head coach (Barcelona Dragons)
1938 - Mona Mitchell, Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Alexandra
1939 - Barbara Ellis, Olympia Wa, rocker (Fleetwoods)
1939 - Roy George Elroy Josephs, jazz dance teacher
1939 - Frank Arundel, English footballer
1940 - Barbara Laine Ellis, singer
1940 - Christoph Eschenbach, Breslau, Germany, pianist/conductor
1940 - Jimmy Greaves, British broadcaster/soccer player
1940 - RA Weiss, director (Institute of Cancer Research)
1940 - V Payne, British headmistress (Malvern Girls' College)
1941 - Buffy Sainte-Marie, Maine, folksinger (Now That the Buffalo Are Gone)
1942 - Charlie Gillett, Lancashire, rock broadcaster (Sound of the City)
1942 - Claude Miller, director (Garde a Vue, Little Thief, Wild Child)
1942 - David O'Dowd, Chief Constable (Northamptonshire)
1942 - Mitch McConnell, (Sen-R-KY, 1985- )
1942 - Peter Strauss, Croton-on-Hudson NY, actor (Rich Man Poor Man)
1942 - Phil Esposito, NHL center/GM (Bruins, Rangers)
1943 - Aleksandr Pavlovich Alexandrov, Russian, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-9, TM-3)
1943 - Antonio Inoki, [Kanji Rikidozan], wrestler (NJPW/JWA)
1943 - Lord McNally
1943 - Mike Leigh, dramatist/director (High Hopes, Secrets & Lies)
1944 - Lew Soloff, Bkln NY, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
1944 - Roger Knapman, British MP
1944 - Willem van Hanegem, Dutch soccer champ/coach (Feyenoord)
1944 - Robert de Cotret, French Canadian politician (d. 1999)
1945 - Alan Hull, singer/composer
1945 - Andrew Bergman, director/screenwriter (Soapdish, Honeymoon in Vegas)
1945 - Brion James, American actor (d. 1999)
1945 - Annu Kapoor, Indian actor
1946 - Brenda Blethyn, actress (Secrets & Lies)
1946 - J[erome] Geils, NYC, rock guitarist (J Geils Band-Centerfold)
1946 - Mieke H A Boers-Wijnberg, Dutch MP (CDA)
1946 - Sandy Duncan, Henderson Tx, actress (Hogan Family)
1947 - Andre van Duin, [Kyvon], Dutch entertainer (Bloemkoole)
1947 - Jennifer O'Neill, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, actress (Summer of '42)
1947 - Eggert Magnusson, Icelandic football executive
1947 - Peter Osgood, English footballer (d. 2006)
1947 - Peter Strauss, American actor
1948 - A C Fabian, astronomer
1948 - Barry Wordsworth, conductor
1948 - Billy Zoom, musician
1948 - Gerda Boykin, LPGA golfer
1948 - John Browne, group chief executive, British Petroleum Company
1949 - Eddie Hemmings, cricket off-spinner (immense England)
1949 - Ivana Trump, Gottwaldov Cz, ex-wife of Donald Trump (1st Wives Club)
1950 - John Voldstad, Oslo Norway, actor (Darryl-Newhart)
1950 - Walter Becker, NYC, rock bassist (Steely Dan-Peg)
1950 - Ken Shimura, Japanese performer and actor
1951 - Bonnie Lauer, LPGA golfer
1951 - Edward Albert, LA Ca, actor (Jeff-Falcon Crest, Butterflies are Free)
1951 - Gordon Brown, Giffnock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, British Labour Prime Minister (2007–10)
1951 - Kathy Baillie, Morristown NJ, country vocalist (Baille Boys-Oh Heart)
1951 - Phil Neal, English soccer player
1951 - Randy California, [Wolfe], Cal, guitarist (Spirit-I Got a Line on You)
1952 - Catherine Cummins, Clintwood Va, 1st of 5 siblings born on 2/20
1953 - Carol Cummins, Clintwood Va, 2nd of 5 siblings born on 2/20
1953 - Riccardo Chailly, Milan Italy, conductor (West Berlin Symph Orch)
1953 - Poison Ivy, American musician (The Cramps)
1954 - Anthony Stewart Head, actor (Buffy Vampire Slayer)
1954 - Jon Brant, rock bassist (Cheap Trick)
1954 - Patty Hearst Shaw, SF, famous kidnap hostage (Tanya)
1954 - Vasili Vasilyevich Tsibliyev, Rus col/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-17, TM-25)
1955 - Kelsey Grammer, Virgin Islands, actor (Fraiser Crane-Cheers/Fraiser)
1956 - Charles Cummins, Clintwood Va, 3rd of 5 siblings born on 2/20
1956 - Charlie Adler, American voice actor
1957 - Glen Hanlon, Canadian ice hockey coach
1958 - Carol Ficatier, Auscene France, playmate (December, 1985)
1958 - James Wilby, Burma, actor (Howards End, Maurice)
1959 - Bill Gullickson, US baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
1959 - Joel Rifkind, NY serial killer
1959 - Scott Evans Brayton, racing car driver
1960 - Kee Marcello, rocker (Europe-Final Countdown)
1960 - Mark Reilly, [Matt Bianco], rocker (Indio-Big Harvest)
1960 - Joel Hodgson, American comedian (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
1960 - Kee Marcello, Swedish guitarist
1961 - Claudia Cummins, Clintwood Va, 4th of 5 siblings born on 2/20
1961 - Imogen Stubbs, Rothbury England, actress (Summer Story)
1961 - Steve Lundquist, US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1984)
1962 - Adam Schreiber, NFL center/guard (Atlanta Falcons, NY Giants)
1962 - Joel Ellis, rocker
1962 - Ria Coyne, Scranton Penn, comedienne (Betsy-Batman Forever)
1962 - Kenn Nesbitt, American children's author
1963 - Charles Barkley, Leads Ab, NBA forward (Phoenix, Rockets, Oly-gold-96)
1963 - Ian Brown, English rock vocalist (Stone Roses-Made of Stone)
1963 - William Baldwin, NY, actor (Backdraft, Sliver, Flatliners)
1963 - Marilisa Xenogiannakopoulou, Greek politician
1963 - Jon Lynn Christensen, former Nebraska Congressman
1964 - Christian Ruuttu, Lappeenranta FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland)
1964 - French Stewart, NM, actor (Harry Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun)
1964 - Jeffrey Allan Maggert, Columbia MO, PGA golfer (1993 Walt Disney)
1964 - Terry Ilous, rock vocalist (XYZ, Cannibal Jacket) [or Jun 28]
1964 - Rodney Rowland, American actor
1965 - Federica Moro, Carate Brianza Italy, Miss Italy (1982)
1966 - Britt Hager, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos, St Louis Rams)
1966 - Cecilia Cummins, Clintwood Va, 5th of 5 siblings born on 2/20
1966 - Cindy Crawford, Dekalb Ill, super model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)
1966 - Dennis Allen Mitchell, Cherry Point NC, 100m/200m (Olympics-silver-96)
1966 - Derek Lilliquist, US baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indians, Atl Braves)
1967 - Andrew Shue, actor (Melrose Place)
1967 - Broderick Thomas, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minn, Cowboys)
1967 - Chris Singleton, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
1967 - Kurt Cobain, rock vocalist (Nirvana)/husband of Courtney Love
1967 - Kurt Knudsen, US baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
1967 - Lili Taylor, actress (Ransom, Short Cuts)
1967 - Rebekka Lynn Armstrong, Bakersfield Ca, playmate (Sep, 1986)
1967 - Theresa Luke, Vancouver BC, rower (Olympics-96)
1967 - Tom Waddle, NFL player (Chicago Bears/Cincinnati Bengals)
1967 - Katherine Soucie, American voice actress
1968 - Bennie Goods, CFL defensive tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
1968 - Lorraine Olivia, Geneva Ill, playmate (Nov, 1990)
1968 - Ted Hankey, English darts player
1969 - Tommy Vardell, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions)
1969 - [Touchdown] Tommy Vardell, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns)
1969 - Vaginal Davis, American drag queen and performance artist
1969 - Gedo, Japanese professional wrestler
1970 - Bryan Robinson, defensive end (St Louis Rams)
1970 - Cheyenne Brando, Papeete Tahiti, daughter of Marlon
1970 - Jeff Robinson, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos, St Louis Rams)
1970 - Leo Stefan, Chelyabinsk Russia, hockey forward (Team Germany)
1971 - Jari Litmanen, soccer player (Ajax)
1971 - Shalanda Burt, US murderess
1971 - Shawn McKenzie, American programmer
1972 - Corinna Harney, Bremerhaven Germany, playmate (Aug, 1991)
1972 - K-OS, Canadian musician/rapper
1973 - Vladimir Iiic, WLAF defensive end (Barcelona Dragons, Rhein Fire)
1974 - Katerina Kroupova, Olomouc Czech, tennis star (1994 Futures-Sofia-BUL)
1974 - Ophelie Winter, French actress
1975 - Brendan Witt, Humboldt, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
1975 - Brian Littrell, singer (Backstreet Boys)
1975 - Ismael Kirui, Marakwet Kenya, 5k runner
1975 - Liván Hernández, Cuban baseball player
1976 - Rohan Gavaskar, Left-handed batsman, India ODI 2004 (son of Sunil Gavaskar)
1976 - Ed Graham, English drummer (The Darkness)
1976 - Gail Kim, Canadian professional wrestler
1977 - Sarah Ryan, Adelaide SA Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1977 - Stephon Marbury, NBA guard (Minn Timberwolves)
1977 - Veronica Ledesma, Miss Universe-Argentina (1996)
1977 - Bartosz Kizierowski, Polish swimmer
1977 - T.J. Slaughter, American football player
1977 - Amal Hijazi, Lebanese singer and model
1978 - Andrea Moody, Abbotsford BC, 4X100 swimmer (Olympics-96)
1978 - Lauren Ambrose, American actress
1978 - Jakki Degg, English glamour model/actress
1978 - Jay Hernandez, American actor
1978 - Julia Jentsch, German actress
1980 - Artur Boruc, Polish footballer
1980 - Imanol Harinordoquy, French rugby union footballer
1981 - Tony Hibbert, English footballer
1981 - Chris Thile, American musician
1982 - Jason Hirsh, American baseball player
1983 - Jose Morales, Puerto Rican baseball player
1983 - Justin Verlander, American baseball player
1985 - Ryan Sweeney, American baseball player
1985 - Yulia Volkova, Russian singer (t.A.T.u.)
1988 - Rihanna, Barbadian singer
1989 - Melanie Leishman, Canadian actress

Famous Deaths

702 - K'inich Kan B'alam II, king of the Maya state of Palenque (b. 635)
1054 - Yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies
1154 - Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett
1171 - Conan IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1138)
1194 - Tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies
1258 - Al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad
1408 - Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (b. 1342)
1431 - Martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies
1431 - Pope Martin V (b. 1368)
1524 - Tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya
1569 - Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50
1579 - Nicholas Bacon, English politician (b. 1509)
1595 - Ernst, archduke of Austria, dies at 41
1618 - Philip William, Prince of Orange (b. 1554)
1626 - John Dowland, composer, dies
1628 - Gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63
1656 - James Ussher, Irish bible scholar/anglican archbishop, dies at 76
1667 - David ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies
1707 - Aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies
1731 - Frederich Karl Erbach, composer, dies at 50
1737 - Elizabeth Rowe, poet, dies
1746 - Guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Mary Leszczynska), dies at 68
1762 - Tobias Mayer, German astronomer (b. 1723)
1771 - Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist (b. 1678)
1773 - Charles Emanuel I, King of Sardinia/Duke of Savoy (CE III), dies at 71
1778 - Laura Bassi, Italian scholar (b. 1711)
1786 - Johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht, composer, dies at 70
1788 - Gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Dutch regent (Utrecht), dies at 68
1790 - Joseph II, Emperor of Holy Roman empire, dies at 48
1803 - Marie Dumesnil, French actress (b. 1713)
1806 - Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (b. 1725)
1809 - Johann Joseph Emmert, composer, dies at 76
1810 - Andreas Hofer, milt leader (fought Napoleon's France), executed at 42
1810 - Johann Friedrich Kranz, composer, dies at 57
1817 - Martin de Ron, composer, dies at 27
1845 - Pavel Ivanovich Dulgorukov, composer, dies at 57
1848 - [Willem] Alexander FCNM, prince of Neth/gen-maj, dies at 29
1851 - Josef Alois Ladurner, composer, dies at 81
1855 - Joseph Hume, social reformer, dies
1860 - Henry Drummond, English banker/religious leader, dies at 69
1871 - Paul Kane, Irish-born painter (b. 1810)
1892 - Hermann Kopp, German chemist (Law of Kopp), dies at 74
1893 - P.G.T. Beauregard, American Confederate general (b. 1818)
1895 - Frederick Douglass, escaped slave, anti-slavery leader, dies at 77
1904 - Gustav Adolf Heinze, composer, dies at 83
1905 - Jeremiah W. Farnham, American merchant captain
1907 - [Ferdinand-Frederic-]Henri Moissan, chemist (Nobel 1906), dies at 54
1910 - Boetros Ghali, Egyptian premier, murdered
1911 - Alexander Alexandrovich Kopilov, composer, dies at 56
1911 - Peter Nicolai von Wilm, composer, dies at 76
1916 - Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Swedish politician (Nobel 1908), dies at 71
1920 - Robert E Peary, US pole explorer (North Pole, 6/4/1909), dies at 63
1936 - John Hope, president of Atlanta University, dies at 67
1936 - Max Schreck, German actor (b. 1879)
1937 - "Barlow" Carkeek, Aust cricket wicketkeeper (1912 series), dies
1941 - La Bolduc, French Canadian singer and songwriter (b. 1894)
1942 - Guido Gasperini, composer, dies at 76
1946 - Hugh Allen, musician, dies
1951 - Howard Brockway, composer, dies at 80
1958 - Thurston Hall, actor (Mr Schuyler-Topper), dies at 75
1959 - Ray McDonald, dancer, dies of barbituate overdose at 38
1960 - Leonard Woolley, archaeologist, dies
1961 - Otto E Huiswoud, [Frank Billings], editor (Negro Worker), dies at 67
1961 - Percy Aldridge Grainger, Australian/US composer/pianist, dies at 78
1962 - Halliwell Hobbes, dies at 64
1963 - Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian conductor (b. 1914)
1963 - Jacob Gade, Danish composer(b. 1879)
1964 - R T Stanyforth, English cricket wicketkeeper (South Africa 1927-28), dies
1965 - Fred Immler, German actor (b. 1880)
1966 - Chester W Nimitz, US admiral (WW II), dies at 80
1968 - Anthony Asquith, dies
1969 - Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor/composer, dies at 85
1969 - Jack Ingram, actor (Law of the West), dies of heart attack at 66
1970 - Albert Louis Wolff, composer, dies at 86
1970 - Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist (b. 1885)
1972 - Herbert Menges, composer, dies at 69
1972 - Walter Winchell, writer/actor (Dondi, Love & Hisses), dies at 74
1973 - Brigitte Reimann, writer, dies at 39
1973 - Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian/US violinist, dies at 80
1973 - Maurice Dallimore, actor (Collector), dies at 60
1974 - David Monrad Johansen, composer, dies at 85
1975 - Edgar "Cookie" Fairchild, bandleader (Jerry Colonna Show), dies at 76
1975 - Lillian Fontaine, actress (Suddenly it's Spring), dies at 88
1975 - Robert Strauss, actor (Sgt Gruzewsky-Mona McCluskey), dies at 61
1976 - Kathryn Kuhlman, religious leader/faith healer, dies
1980 - Alice Longworth Roosevelt, youngest daughter of Theodore, dies at 96
1983 - James G Richardson, (Tim Cassidy-Sierra), dies at 37 in ski accident
1983 - Ray Vitte, actor (Doc, Cody-Quest), killed by police at 33
1983 - Fritz Köberle, Austrian-Brazilian physician (b. 1910)
1984 - Fikret Dzhamil Amirov, composer, dies at 61
1984 - Paul Dirac, British theoretical physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics (b. 1902)
1985 - Clarence Nash, voice (Donald Duck), dies at 80 of leukemia, in Calif
1986 - Francisco Paolo Mignone, composer, dies at 88
1986 - Jacobus G Rietkerk, Dutch foreign minister (VVD), dies at 58
1987 - Ivan Brkanovic, composer, dies at 80
1992 - Andrew Schenck, conducter, dies of melanoma at 51
1992 - Dick York, actor (Bewitched), dies of emphysema at 63
1992 - Joan Dixon, actress (Hot Lead, Bunco Squad, Gunplay), dies at 66
1992 - Roberto D'Aubuisson, El Salvadorian founder (ARENA), dies
1993 - Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian auto-designer (Miura), dies
1994 - Derek Jarman, English director (Last of England), dies at 52
1994 - Manuel F "Garincha" dos Santos, soccer player (Brazil), dies at 49
1995 - John Humphreys Whitfield, italianist, dies at 88
1995 - Shlomo Averbach, Rabbi, buried in Jerusalem, 250,000 attend
1996 - Jeffrey Kindersley Quill, Test pilot, dies at 83
1996 - Michael Herford Wooller, TV/film producer, dies at 69
1996 - Toru Takemitsu, composer, dies at 65
1996 - Walter Charles Marshall, scientist, dies at 63
1996 - Solomon Asch, American psychologist (b. 1907)
1997 - Zachary Breaux, American jazz guitarist (b. 1960)
1999 - Sarah Kane, English playwright (b. 1971)
1999 - Gene Siskel, American film critic (b. 1946)
2000 - Anatoly Sobchak, Russian politician (b. 1937)
2001 - Rosemary DeCamp, American actress (b. 1910)
2003 - Maurice Blanchot, French author (b. 1907)
2003 - Orville Freeman, American politician (b. 1918)
2003 - Mushaf Ali Mir, Pakistani Chief of the Air Staff (b. 1947)
2003 - Harry Jacunski, American football player
2003 - Ty Longley, American guitarist (Great White) (b. 1971)
2005 - Sandra Dee, American actress (b. 1944)
2005 - John Raitt, American actor (b. 1917)
2005 - Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (b. 1937)
2005 - Tom Willmore, English geometer (b. 1919)
2005 - Pam Bricker, American jazz singer and Thievery Corporation vocalist (b. 1954)
2006 - Curt Gowdy, American sportscaster (b. 1919)
2006 - Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist, writer and traveller (b. 1920)
2007 - F. Albert Cotton, American chemist (b. 1930)
2007 - Mike Awesome, Pro Wrestler (b. 1965)
2008 - Emily Perry, English Actress (b. 1907)
2008 - Larry Davis (criminal)
2009 - Larry H. Miller, American businessman and owner of the Utah Jazz (b. 1944)
2010 - Alexander Haig, American soldier and politician (b. 1924)
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