This Day In History – January 17th

By dancingintheraine

January 19, 2010

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0336 St Mark begins his reign as Catholic Pope

0350 General Maxentius drives out Western Roman emperor Constans

0532 Nika uprising at Constantinople fails, 30-40,000 die

1307 German king Albrecht I makes his son Rudolf king of Bohemia

1478 Grand Duke Ivan II of Moscow occupies Novgorod

1486 King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV

1520 Christian II of Denmark & Norway defeats the Swedes at Lake Asunde

1535 Francisco Pizarro founds Lima Peru

1562 The Council of Trent Ä called by the popes to deal with the monumental problems caused by the Reformation Ä reconvened, following a suspension of ten years.

1644 Perplexed Pilgrims in Boston reported America’s 1st UFO sighting

1650 French Prince Louis II of Condé captured

1671 Pirate Henry Morgan defeats Spanish defenders, captures Panamá

1691 English king Willem III travels to The Hague

1701 Frederik I/Sophie Charlotte van Hanover crowned king/queen of Prussia

1733 1st polar bear exhibited in America (Boston)

1776 The Council of Safety in Savannah, Georgia, issues an arrest warrant for the colony’s royal governor, James Wright. Patriots led by Major Joseph Habersham of the Provincial Congress then took Wright into custody and placed him under house arrest.

1777 San Jose CA founded

1778 English navigator Captain James Cook stumbles over the Hawaiian Islands, which he called the “Sandwich Islands.”

1788 The first English settlers arrived in Australia’s Botany Bay to establish a penal colony. The group moved north eight days later and settled at Port Jackson.

1795 French admitted to Amsterdam without resistance

1795 Governor/Viceroy Willem V flees Scheveningen to England

1803 Thomas Jefferson, in secret communication with Congress, sopught authorization for the first official exploration by the U.S. government.

1817 San Martin leads a revolutionary army over Andes

1840 Electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, 1st US electrical journal, appears

1846 Taylor University was established in Fort Wayne, Indiana, under Methodist sponsorship.

1850 British blockade Piræus, Greece to enforce mercantile claims

1854 Filibuster William Walker proclaims Republic of Sonora in NW México

1862 Confederate Territory of Arizona is formed

1865 Battle of Fort Moultrie SC

1869 Elegant California Theatre opens in San Francisco CA

1871 2nd German Empire proclaimed by Kaiser Wilhelm I (King of Prussia from 1861) & Bismarck

1884 General Charles Gordon departs London for Khartoum

1886 The Hockey Association was formed in England. This date is the birthday of modern field hockey.

1891 The first Armenian Church in the U.S. was consecrated in Worcester, MA. New churches were later consecrated in Fresno, CA (1900); West Hoboken, NJ (1907); and Fowler, CA (1910).

1895 Amsterdam’s AFC soccer team forms

1896 1st demonstration of an x-ray machine in the US, New York City NY

1896 British troops occupy Kumasi, West Africa

1896 The x-ray machine was exhibited for the first time.

1900 Jan Blockx’s “Tÿl Uilenspiegel” premieres in Brussels

1901 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Graves De Communi Re

1905 French government of Combes falls

1908 Frederick Delius’ “Brigg Fair” premieres

1911 For the first time an aircraft landed on a ship. Pilot Eugene B. Ely flew from Tanforan Park onto the deck of the USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco harbor.

1912 After a 2-month ordeal, the expedition of British explorer Robert Falcon Scott arvies at the South Pole.

1913 Turkish-Greek sea battle near Troy

1915 Train crashes at Colima-Guadalajara Mexico, about 600 die

1919 WWI Peace Congress opens in Versailles, France

1919 PResident Woodrow Wilson attends the Paris Peace Conference that would formally end WWI and lay the groundwork for the formation of the League Of Nations.

1919 Bentley Motors was established in London, England.

1921 William Archer’s “Green Goddess” premieres in New York City NY

1922 Irish author Liam O’Flaherty & others occupy the Rotunda in Dublin

1923 1st radio telegraph message from Netherlands to Dutch East Indies

1929 “New York Daily Mirror” columnist Walter Winchell debuts on radio

1929 Stalin proposes to ban Trotsky from the Politburo

1930 -27ºF (-33ºC), Watts OK (state record)

1930 Dmitri Shostakovich’s opera “The Nose” premieres in Leningrad

1933 White Sands National Monument, NM established

1934 Eugene O’Neill’s “Days Without End” premieres in New York City NY

1936 In Washington, DC, Catholic biblical scholars met to discuss two proposals: the preparation of a new Bible translation and the formation of a society of Catholic biblical scholars. In result, the Catholic Biblical Association (CBA) was formed in 1937, and the New American Bible (NAB) was published in 1970.

1937 CBS radio debuted “Aunt Jenny’s Real Life Stories”.

1938 Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to the Hall of Fame

1938 Bradman scores 104* for South Australia vs New South Wales at the SCG

1939 Louis Armstrong and his orchestra recorded “Jeepers Creepers.”

1939 South African wicketkeeper Bradman gets his 6th straight ton, 135* vs New South Wales

1942 Nazis arrest journalists Frans Goedhart & Wiardi Beckman

1942 Heinrich Himmler promoted Auschwitz camp commandant Rudolf Hess to SS major.

1943 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto begin resistance of Nazis

1943 Germans resume the deportation of Jews by order of Heinrich Himmler, from the Warsaw ghetto to a second extermination camp constructed at the railway village of Treblinka (62 miles northeast), but not without much bloodshed and resistance along the way. The ghetto had been surrounded first by barbed wire and then by brick walls. He said it was to be depopulated- “a total cleansing”, as he described it.

1943 Presliced bread sale banned to reduce bakery demand for metal parts

1943 During World War II, the Soviets announced that they had broken the Nazi siege of Leningrad, which had began in September of 1941

1944 1st Chinese naturalized US citizen since repeal of exclusion acts

1944 The first jazz concert was held at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. The performers were Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.

1947 Small river steamer sank on Yangtze River, kills 400

1947 “Red Mill” closes at Ziegfeld Theater New York City NY after 831 performances

1947 Detroit Tigers sell Hank Greenberg to Pirates (for $25-35,000)

1948 1st courses begin at University of Ibadan, Nigeria

1948 Ted Mack’s “Original Amateur Hour” begins, DuMont (later NBC/ABC/CBS). The show was on the air for 22 years.

1949 “They Stand Accused” courtroom drama premieres on CBS (later DuMont)

1949 1st US Congressional standing committee headed by Negro (W Dawson)

1949 South African Reverend Andries P Treurnicht marries Engela Dreyer

1950 The federal tax on oleomargarine was repealed.

1950 Christopher Fry’s “Venus Observed” premieres in London

1950 Indians pitcher Bob Feller, after 15-14 season, takes $20,000 salary cut to $45,000, pay cut is Feller’s own suggestion

1950 The People’s Republic of China and Soviet Union formally recognizes the communist Democratic Republic of Vietnam and agrees to furnish it military assistance.

1951 NFL rules tackles, guards & centers ineligible for forward pass

1951 NFL takes control of the failing Baltimore Colts

1951 1st use of lie detector in Netherlands

1951 Joan Blondell made her TV debut on “Pot of Gold” episode of “Airflyte Theatre” on CBS-TV.

1951 Hermann Flake sentenced to death due to “hate campaign against German Democratic Republic”

1953 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open

1954 Fanfani forms Italian government

1956 German Democratic Republic forms own army (National People’s Army)

1957 3 B-52’s set record for around-the-world flight, 45 hours 19 minutes

1957 The first, non-stop, around-the-world, jet flight came to an end at Riverside, CA. The plane was refueled in mid-flight by huge aerial tankers.

1958 1st black in the NHL (William O’Ree, Boston Bruins)

1958 The NHL is integrated. Willie O’Ree made his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins. He was the first black player to enter the league.

1959 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open

1960 US & Japan sign joint defense treaty

1960 The song “Running Bear” by Johnny Preston topped the charts and stayed there for three weeks.

1961 Zanzibar’s Afro-Shirazi party wins 1 seat by a single vote & parliament by a single seat

1962 Southern University closed due to demonstrations

1962 US begins spraying foliage in Vietnam to reveal Viet Cong guerrillas

1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1963 Reinier Paping wins Dutch 11-Cities Skating Race (10 59)

1964 Beatles 1st appearance in Billboard Chart (I Want to Hold Your Hand-#35)

1964 Plans for the World Trade Center announced (New York City NY)

1965 H L de Vries appointed Dutch Governor of Suriname

1965 Barbra Streisand and Bobbby Darin sang for Lyndon Johnson’s presidential inauguration.

1966 Robert C Weaver, confirmed as 1st black cabinet member (HUD)

1967 Yellowknife replaces Ottawa as capital of NW Territories, Canada

1967 20th NHL All-Star Game: Montréal beats All-Stars 3-0 at Montréal

1967 Albert DeSalvo, who claimed to be the “Boston Strangler,” was convicted in Cambridge, MA, of armed robbery, assault and sex offenses. He was sentenced to life in prison. Desalvo was killed in 1973 by a fellow inmate.

1967 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1968 “Happy Time” opens at Broadway Theater New York City NY for 286 performances

1968 Hester & Appolinar’s musical “Your Own Thing” premieres in New York City NY

1968 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakstan/Semipalatinsk USSR

1969 Expanded 4 party Vietnam peace talks began in Paris

1969 Pete Best won his defamation suit against the Beatles. He was asking for 8 million dollars, but won considerably less.

1969 Heavy rain leads to a series of landslides and floods in Southern California that kills nearly 100 people.

1969 Soyuz 5 returns to Earth

1970 Hasse Börjes skates world record 500 minutes in 38.9 seconds

1970 NFL Pro Bowl West beats East 16-13

1971 Ivan Koloff beats Bruno Sammartino in NY, to become WWF champ

1971 In a televised speech, Senator George S. McGovern (D-SD) begins his anti-war campaign for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination by vowing to bring home all U.S. Soldiers from Vietnam if he is elected.

1972 Former Rhodesian prime minister Garfield Todd and his daughter were placed under house arrest for campaigning against Rhodesian independence

1973 Islanders break 12 game losing streak, 20 game road winless streak

1973 Pink Floyd began recording “Dark Side Of The Moon.”

1973 The Rolling Stones’ benefit concert raised $200,000 for Nicaraguan earthquake relief. Mick Jagger donated $150,000 more.

1973 Boston Red Sox sign Orlando Cepeda as 1st player signed as a DH

1973 John Cleese’s final episode on “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” on BBC

1974 “The $6 Million Man” starring Lee Majors premieres on ABC TV

1974 Bad Company was formed by ex-members of several groups. Those groups included Free, Mott the Hoople and King Crimson.

1974 Israel & Egypt sign weapons accord

1975 “The Jeffersons” spin-off from “All in the Family” premieres on CBS-TV

1975 The Song “Mandy” by Barry Manilow topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1976 Super Bowl X Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 21-17 in Miami; Super Bowl MVP Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh, Wide Receiver

1977 Imran Khan takes 12 wickets in match for Pakistan win at the SCG

1978 Roof of 3-year-old Civic Center in Hartford CT collapses (no injuries)

1978 Thiokol conducts 2nd test firing of space shuttle’s SRB

1978 Neil Sedaka received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1978 Geoff Boycott captains England for the 1st time, vs Pakistan Karachi

1978 The European Court of Human Rights cleared the British government of torture but found it guilty of inhuman and degrading treatment of prisoners in Northern Ireland.

1979 Peter Jenkins finishes “A Walk Across America”, Florence OR

1980 Gold reaches $1,000 an ounce

1980 Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” hits #1

1980 Capricorn Records filed for bankruptcy.

1980 Studio 54 owners Steve Rubell & Ian Schrager sentenced to 3½ years in prison for tax evasion & fined $20,000

1981 Iran accepts US offer of $7.9 billion in frozen assets

1981 Wendy O Williams arrested in Milwaukee for on-stage obscenity

1983 IOC restores Jim Thorpe’s Olympic medals 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semipro baseball

1984 80th Islander & 3rd dual hat trick (Carroll & Bossy) 9-1 win

1985 The U.S. walks out of a case for the first time since joining the World Court in 1946. The case that caused this dramatic walkout concerned U.S. paramilitary activities against the Nicaraguan government. US renounces jurisdiction of World Court despite previous promise

1985 Mary Decker broke a world, indoor record when she ran the women’s, 2,000-meter race in 5:34.2. She also ran the outdoor mile in 4:16.7

1986 24th Space Shuttle (61-C) Mission-Columbia 7-returns to Earth

1986 AIDS charity record “That’s What Friends are For” hits #1

1986 The Willys-Overland Company, the primary contractor that built the Jeep for the U.S. military during WWII, reentered the commercial automobile market. It offered the Willys Aero, a sporty two-seater.

1986 New York Lotto pays $30.5 million to one winner (#s are 19-20-27-34-41-46)

1986 The song “That’s What Friends Are For” for Dionne & Friends topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks.

1987 11th Soap Opera Digest Poll Awards – Days of Our Live wins

1987 Steve Winwood married Eugenia Grafton.

1987 For the first time in history the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) was seen by over 100 million viewers. The audience was measured during the week of January 12-18.

1988 Airliner crashes in SW China, killing all 108 on board

1989 Astronomers discover pulsar in remnants of Supernova 1987A (LMC)

1989 Candace Thomas marries Steve Garvey

1989 IBM announces earnings up 10.4% in 1988

1989 Otis Redding, Dion, Rolling Stones, Temptations & Stevie Wonder inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

1989 West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win the World Series Cup

1990 South Africa says its reconsidering ban on African National Congress

1990 Washington DC, Mayor Marion Barry arrested for drug possession in an FBI drug enforcement sting. He was later convicted of a misdemeanor.

1990 A jury in Los Angeles, CA, acquitted former preschool operators Raymond Buckey and his mother, Peggy McMartin Buckey, of 52 child molestation charges.

1991 Eastern Airlines goes out of business after 62 years of business due to financial problems.

1991 Iraq launches SCUD missiles against Israel

1991 US acknowledges CIA and US Army paid Noriega $320,000 over his career

1991 WLAF’s New York Knights become New York-New Jersey Knights

1991 Three people were crushed to death at an AC/DC concert in Salt Lake City by people who rushed the stage.

1991 Longest tennis match at the Australian Open, Boris Becker beats Italy’s Omar Camporese in 5 hours & 11 minutes

1991 Three people were crushed to death at an AC/DC concert in Salt Lake City by people who rushed the stage.

1992 Comedian Pat McCormick injured in a car accident

1992 43rd NHL All Star Game – Campbell-10, Wales-6 (Brett Hull, MVP) at Philadelphia

1992 49th Golden Globes

1992 Actress Joan Chen (Twin Peaks) marries Dr Peter Hui

1992 The song “All 4 Love” by Color Me Badd topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

1993 Martin Luther King Jr holiday observed in all 50 states for 1st time

1993 West Indies win the World Series Cup, beating Australia 2-0

1995 Kumble takes 16-99 in match for Karnataka vs Kerala

1995 A network of caves were discovered near the town of Vallon-Pont-d’Arc in southern France. The caves contained paintings and engravings that were 17,000 to 20,000 years old.

1995 Jerry Garcia crashed a rented BMW into a guardrail near Mill Valley, CA. He was unhurt.

1995 Pope John Paul II begins visit to Australia

1996 The Musical Revival “Hello Dolly!” closed at the Lunt Fontaine Theatre after 118 performances.

1996 Baseball owners unanimously approve interleague play in 1997

1996 Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson in NY

1997 47th NHL All-Star Game East beat West 11-7 at San Jose Arena

1997 Hutu militiamen killed three Spanish aid workers and three soldiers and seriously wound an American in a night attack in NW Rwanda.

1998 “Ragtime” opens at Ford Center for the Performing Arts, New York City NY

1998 48th NHL All-Star Game North America beats World 8-7 at Vancouver

1998 55th Golden Globes Awards

1998 ABL All-Star Game at Disney complex in Orlando FL (West beats East 102-73)

1998 Boston Celtics retire Robert Parrish’s #00

1998 Kelly Robbins wins Healthsouth Golf Inaugural

1998 UCP Telethon

2002 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of a saliva-based ovulation test.


1543 Alfonso Ferrabosco composer

1641 François Michel le Tellier French statesman (Marquis de Louvois)

1657 Hendrik Casimir II Dutch Fieldmarshal (Nassau)

1685 Tiberius Hemsterhuis Dutch Classical prof, baptized

1689 Charles de Montesquieu France, philosopher/writer (Lettres Persanes)

1726 Hendrik prince of Prussia/diplomat

1732 Jean-Guillain Cardon composer

1751 Ferdinand Kauer composer

1779 Peter Roget thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard)

1782 Daniel Webster Salisbury NH, orator/politician/lawyer

1793 William Henry Havergal composer

1795 Anna Paulowna Romanova monarch of Russia/daughter of czar Paul I

1809 Richard Caswell Gatlin Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1896

1813 Joseph Farwell Glidden inventor (1st commercial usable barbed wire)

1815 James Chesnut Jr Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1885

1815 Birth of L.F.K. Tischendorf, German biblical and textual scholar. In 1844 he discovered one of the oldest and most valuable manuscripts of the Greek Bible, the Codex Sinaiticus, which dates back to the 4th century.

1815 Richard Yates Warsaw KY, Governor-Illinois (1861-65), died in 1873

1817 Jacques Gregoir composer

1818 Johannes van Vloten Dutch literary/theologist

1820 Abraham Buford Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1884

1829 Louis van Haecke Flemish chaplain/author (Blood to Bridge)

1831 Edward Ferrero Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1899

1835 César A Cui Vilna Lithuania, fort architect/composer

1835 Jan van Droogenbroeck Flemish poet

1840 Austin Dobson England, poet/critic/biographer

1840 Ernst Rudorff composer

1841 Alexis-Emmanuel Chabrier France, composer (Le Roi Malgré Lui)

1849 Sir Edmund Barton 1st PM of Australia (1900-03)

1854 Thomas A Watson needed by Bell, inventor assistant (Telephone)

1856 Dr Daniel Nathan Hale Williams famous African-American

1856 John Hyatt Brewer composer

1857 Otto von Below German commandant (WWI)

1861 Hans Goldschmidt German chemist

1861 Raymond Huntington Woodman composer

1867 Rubén Darío national poet (Nicaragua)

1869 Willem De Vreese Flemish linguist/biblographer

1870 Berend Modderman printer (Drukkers yearbook)

1871 Franz Blei [Peregrinus Steinhövel], Austrian painter/critic

1872 Paul Leautaud [Maurice Boissard], France, writer (Petit ami)

1878 Hendrik Baels Belgian politician

1879 Henri-Honoré Giraud French General /member of parliament

1880 Paul Ehrenfest Austria/Netherlands physicist (adiabates hypothesis)

1881 Gaston Gallimard French publisher (Librairie Gallimard)

1882 Alan Alexander Milne English author (Winnie-the-Pooh)

1882 Jacob Clay Dutch philosopher/physicist (Mesones)

1882 Sylvia Pankhurst English feminist

1884 Arthur Ransome English author (Swallows & Amazons)

1886 Antoine Pevsner French sculptor

1886 Peter Alma Dutch painter/graphic artist

1892 Oliver Hardy Harlem GA, comedy team member (Laurel & Hardy)

1893 John Lawrence Seymour composer

1893 Jorge Guillén Valladolid Spain, poet/critic (Cántico, Final)

1894 Wilhelm HC Tenhaeff Dutch parapsychologist

1896 Hans H Holm Norwegian poet (Jonsoknatt)

19– Jose Luis Perales Spain, Spanish singer (Con El Paso del Tiempo)

19– Mike Marquis rocker (Kik Tracee-Hot Wire)

1901 Arie Querido Dutch social psychiatrist

1903 Berthold Goldschmidt German/British (opera)composer (Beatrice Cenci)

1904 Cary Grant England, actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest)

1904 Henri-Georges Adam French etcher/painter/sculptor (Grand Nude)

1905 Chick Chandler Kingston NY, actor (Barney-One Happy Family)

1906 Hans Aeschbacher Swiss sculptor (Venus de Six-Tours)

1907 Janos Ferencsik Budapest Hungary, conductor (Budapest Opera)

1908 Albert P Morano (Representative-R-CT, 1951-59)

1908 Jacob Bronowsky British mathematician/cultural historian

1910 Arthur John Howard actor (Frieda, Last Holiday, Paradiso, Glass Cage)

1911 Gabor Darvas composer

1912 William Sansom English writer (The Loving Eye)

1912 Charles Moeller Belgian theologist (Humanisme et sainteté)

1912 René Gabriëls Belgian billiard pro (7 World/9 European championships)

1913 Danny Kaye Brooklyn NY, UNICEF/comedian/actor (Danny Kaye Show)

1914 Arno Schmidt writer

1916 Alec Coxon cricketer (England pace bowler in one Test, 2-90 & 1-82)

1917 Oscar Lewenstein impressario

1918 Adriano Mandarino Hypolito priest

1918 Bohuslav Jeremias composer, dies at 58

1918 Ton Brandsteder CEO/founder (Sony Nederland)

1919 Juan Antonio Orrego-Salas Santiago Chile, composer

1921 Bruce Woodcock boxer

1922 Constance Moore Sioux City IA, actress (Window on Main Street)

1922 Yehezkiel Braun composer

1924 Donald Baverstock TV producer

1925 Anthony Joly de Lotbiniere TV producer

1925 Gilles Deleuze philosopher

1925 Roepie Kruize Dutch field hockey player (Olympics-Bronze-48/Silver-52)

1932 Joe Schmidt NFL Hall-of-Famer

1932 Robert Anton Wilson US, sci-fi author (Trick Top Hat)

1933 John Boorman producer/director (Exorcist II, Deliverance, Zardoz)

1933 David Bellamy English botanist/tv-program maker

1933 Ray Dolby sound expert/inventor (Dolby noise limiting system)

1933 Vladimir Yevgrafovich Bugrov cosmonaut

1935 Raymond Briggs English author (Fungus the Bogeyman)

1939 Bernard Glassman New York, Zen teacher/head (Zen Center of NY)

1941 Bobby Goldsboro Marianna FL, singer (Honey)

1941 David Ruffin Mississippi, vocalist (Temptations-Papa Was a Rolling Stone)

1941 Tom Bailey rock vocalist (Thompson Twins-Doctor Doctor)

1941 Iva Zanicchi actress (Ragazza Tutta d’Oro)

1943 Dave Greene rocker

1944 Larry “Legs” Smith rocker (Bonzo Dog Band-Urban Spaceman)

1944 Relus ter Beek Dutch Minister of defense (PvdA)

1946 Katia Ricciarelli actress (Falstaff, Otello, Turandot)

1948 Takeshi Kitano Tokyo Japan, actor (Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence)

1950 John Hughes director (Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Weird Science)

1950 Claudia de Colombia Bogato Columbia, Spanish singer (Yo Creo En Ti)

1950 Gilles Villeneuve Canadian auto racer

1953 Brett Hudson Portland OR, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show)

1955 Johannes AM “Hans” van Tongeren Dutch actor (Hunk)

1955 Kevin Costner Los Angeles CA, actor (Fandango, Silverado, Bull Durham)

1955 Mable Fergerson Los Angeles CA, 4x400m runner (Olympics-silver-1972)

1956 Mark Collie Waynesboro TN, country singer (Another Old Soldier)

1957 Tom Bailey rock vocalist/keyboardist (Thompson Twins-Doctor Doctor)

1958 Jeffrey N Williams Superior WI, Major Army/astronaut

1958 Larry Smith NBA player

1959 Bob Rosenberg rocker (Will To Power)

1961 Mark D Messier Edmonton Alberta, NHL Center (Edmonton, New York Rangers)

1962 Philip Boa

1962 Alison Arngrim actress (Nellie-Little House of the Prairie)

1962 David O’Connor equestrian 3-day (Olympics-silver-96)

1963 Jane Horrocks Lancashire England, actress (Absolutely Fabulous)

1964 Brady Anderson Silver Spring MD, outfielder (Baltimore Orioles)

1964 Jenny Holliday Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)

1965 Richard Dunwoody British jockey)

1967 M C Tab [Sharon Richard], New York City NY, rapper

1967 Kim Perrot WNBA guard (Houston Comets)

1967 Peter Cox Jr Bronxville NY, fencer-sabre (Olympics-96)

1969 Larry Webster defensive tackle (Baltimore Ravens)

1969 Marvin Pope CFL defensive end (Calgary Stampeders)

1970 Leo Araguz NLF/WLAF punter (Oakland Raiders, Rhein Fire)

1971 Andre Coleman NFL wide receiver/kick returner (San Diego Chargers)

1971 Greg Engel NFL center (San Diego Chargers)

1972 Dwayne Carswell NFL tight end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl XXXII)

1972 Mike Lieberthal Glendale CA, catcher (Philadelphia Phillies)

1972 Ryan Kuehl defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)

1972 Steven Conley linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)

1972 Vinod Kambli cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1993-)

1973 Crispian Mills London, vocalist/guitarist (Kula Shaker)

1973 Edward Jasper defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)

1973 Junior Burrough NBA forward (Boston Celtics)

1973 Regilio Vreede soccer player (Blue White, RKC)

1974 Devon Odessa actor (Sharon-My So Called Life, Girl of Limberlost)

1974 Shane Burton defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)

1975 Derek Smith linebacker (Washington Redskins)

1976 Laurence Courtois Kortrijk Belgium, tennis star (1995 finalist Jakarta)

1976 Vincent Polvliet soccer player (FC Utrecht)

1981 Kimberly Gloudemans Miss California Teen-USA (1997)

1981 Latoya Farley Miss Oklahoma Teen-USA (1996)


1367 Pedro I king of Portugal (1357-67), dies at 46

1479 Louis IX the Rich, duke of Bayern (U of Ingolstadt), dies at 61

1580 Antonio Scandello Italian composer (Passion of John), dies at 63

1659 Benedikt Lechler composer, dies at 64

1664 Moise Amyrault French theologist/vicar, dies

1666 Adriaen A Bloemaert Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 56

1677 John A van Riebeeck Dutch founder Cape Colony, dies at 57

1730 Peter II czar of Russia (1727-30), dies at 14

1760 Claudio Casciolini composer, dies at 62

1769 Hakuin Ekaku Zen teacher (reformer of Rinzai school), dies in Japan

1854 Juda Turo American philanthropist, dies

1862 John Tyler 10th US President (1841-45), dies in Richmond VA at 71

1875 Joseph Philbrick Webster composer, dies at 55

1886 Michal Czajchovski [Sadik Pasja], writer, dies

1890 Amadeus I FM king of Spain (1870-73), dies at 44

1902 Filippo Marchetti composer, dies at 70

1906 Bartolomé Mitre President of Argentina (1862-70), dies at 84

1913 Edmond R H Regout Dutch industrialist/politician, dies at 49

1919 John C F son of English king George V, dies at 13

1921 Adolf von Hildebrand German sculptor, dies at 73

1923 Wallace Reid actor (Birth of a Nation), dies at 31

1936 Rudyard Kipling author (Gunga Din, Nobel 1907), dies in Burwash England at 70

1940 Kazimierz P Tetmajer Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74

1951 Robert Mark US chairman (Caste World Congress), dies at 41

1954 Sydney Greenstreet actor (Conflict, Maltese Falcon), dies at 74

1962 Raymond Moulaert composer, dies at 86

1963 Johnnie Moyes journalist/cricketer (South Australian batsman), dies

1966 Kathleen Norris US author, dies at 85

1967 Barney Ross Welterweight Boxing Champ (1934), dies at 57

1967 Albert Conti actor (Eagle, Jazz Heaven, Topaz), dies at 79

1967 Harry Antrim actor (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies of heart attack at 83

1967 Reese “Goose” Tatum basketballer (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 45

1967 Simon Berkelbach van der Sprenkel vicar/theologist, dies at 84

1968 Lee Tracy actor (Martin Kane-Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 69

1968 Bert Wheeler actor (Rainmakers, High Flyers, Dixiana), dies at 72

1968 John Ridgely actor (Air Force, Possessed, Big Sleep), dies at 58

1970 David O McKay 9th Mormon president, dies at 96

1971 Catherine Calvert actress (Fires of Faith), dies of stroke at 80

1972 Rudolf Wittelsbach composer, dies at 69

1976 Ad Verhoeven soccer player (Xerxes, Sparta), dies in crash

1976 Sonia Dresdel actor (Fallen Idol, Secret Tent), dies at 67

1977 Carl Zuckmayer German/Swiss/US playwright (Second Wind), dies at 80

1977 Paul Nordoff US composer (Frog Prince), dies at 67

1977 Yvonne Printemps actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), dies at 81

1978 Carl Betz actor (Alex Stone-Donna Reed Show), dies at 56

1978 Ivan Ivonovich Dzerzhinsky composer, dies at 68

1979 Cyril Mockridge composer, dies at 82

1980 Cecil Beaton British photographer, dies at 76

1982 Trent Lehman actor (Butch-Nanny & the Professor), dies at 20

1982 Burnet Corwin Tuthill US composer (Laurentia), dies at 93

1982 Ramón (J) Sender (Garcés) Spanish writer, dies at 79

1984 Malcolm H Kerr 9th president of American University of Beirut, shot dead

1985 Mahmoud Taha Sudanese Moslem leader, hanged at 76

1985 Wilfrid Brambell actor (Hard Day’s Night, Boys), dies at 72

1986 Claire James actress (Jack Armstrong), dies

1989 Bruce Chatwin British writer, dies at 49

1990 Melanie Appleby rocker (Mel & Kim), dies of liver cancer at 23

1991 Hamilton Fish congressman (NY), dies at 102

1991 Lillian Bond actress (Air Mail, Pick-up, Blond Cheat), dies at 83

1991 Leo Huritz documentary film pioneer (The Plow That Broke the Plains, Verdict Tomorrow, Why We Fight) dies at age 82

1991 Nita Krebs actor (Munchkin-Wizard of Oz), dies of heart attack at 85

1992 John Remme entertainer, dies of AIDS at 56

1992 Tom Elios entertainer, dies

1993 M Eleonore Lippits 1st Dutch female missionary doctor, dies at 85

1993 Mia Meijer Dutch playwright/director (Machine Child), dies

1993 Mike Templeton 2nd person to receive a heart pump, dies at 34

1994 Arthur Altman songwriter, dies at 83

1995 Adolph F J Butenandt German bio-chemist (Nobel 1939), dies at 91

1995 Charles Baskerville vocalist, dies at 54

1995 Joseph Kagan businessman, dies at 79

1996 Leonor Fini painter, dies at 87

1996 Minnesota Fats [Rudolf Wanderone Jr], billiard hustler, dies at 82

1996 N T Rama Rao PM of Andhra Pradesh India (1983-84, 84-89, 94-95), dies

1997 Myfanwy Piper librettist, dies at 85

1997 Neville Crump racehorse trainer, dies at 86

1997 Paul Tsongas (Senator-D-MA), dies at 55












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