This Day In History – January 19th

By dancingintheraine

January 20, 2010

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0379 Theodosius installed as co-emperor of East Roman Empire

0973 Pope Benedictus VI elected

1419 French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years War

1493 France cedes Roussillon & Cerdágne to Spain by treaty of Barcelona

1563 The Heidelberg Catechism was first published in Germany. Written by Peter Ursinus and Caspar Olevianus, it comprised a balanced statement of Calvinist tradition, and was soon after accepted by nearly all of the Reformed churches in Europe.

1568 Death of Miles Coverdale, 80, publisher of the first printed English Bible. He completed the translation of the Old Testament which William Tyndale had left unfinished at his death in 1536.

1668 King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain

1714 Richard Steele publishes “The Crisis”, defending Hanoverian success

1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie’s troops occupy Stirling

1764 John Wilkes was expelled from the British House of Commons for seditious libel.

1770 Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan)

1774 Pioneer Methodist bishop Francis Asbury wrote in his journal: ‘Lord, ever draw my heart after thee! May I see no beauty in any other object, nor desire anything but thee!’

1793 French King Louis XVI was tried by the French Covention, found guilty of treason, and sentenced to death by the guillotine.

1795 Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy

1804 Anglican missionary to Persia Henry Martyn wrote in his journal: ‘To be made fit for the work of a missionary I resigned the comforts of a married life, …and that was a severe struggle. Now again will I put forth the hand of faith, though the struggle will be far more severe.’

1806 Britain occupies the Cape of Good Hope

1808 Louis Napoleon signs 1st Dutch aviation law

1810 Overnight temp at Portsmouth NH drops 50ºF (10ºC)

1825 Ezra Daggett & nephew Thomas Kensett patent a food storage process to preserv salmon, oysters, and lobsters in tin cans

1829 Johann von Goethe’s “Faust, Part 1” premieres

1833 Charles Darwin reaches Straits Ponsonby, Fireland

1839 Aden conquered by British East India Company

1840 Antarctica discovered, Charles Wilkes expedition (Claims for U.S.)

1853 Verdi’s opera “Il Trovatore” premieres, in Rome

1853 Napoleon III marries Eugénie de Montijo

1861 Georgia becomes 5th state to secede

1861 MS troops take Fort Massachusetts an Ship Island

1862 Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky (Fishing Creek, Logan’s Crossroads)(Civil War)

1863 General Mieroslawski appointed dictator of Poland

1865 NV Suriname Bank established

1865 Union occupies Fort Anderson NC

1871 1st Negro lodge of US Masons approved, New Jersey

1883 Thomas Edison’s first village electric lighting system using overhead wires began operation in Roselle, NJ.

1883 Heavy fog in the North Sea causes the collision of two steamers and the death of 357 people when the Cimbria (330-ft, 3,000-ton steamship) collided with the Sultan (smaller Hull & Hamburg Line steamer)

1884 Jules Massenet’s opera “Manon” premieres in Paris

1884 Harper’s Weekly featured a cartoon about trade policy.

1885 Battle at Abu Klea Sudan 800-1000 killed

1886 Aurora Ski Club, 1st in US, founded in Minnesota

1889 The Salvation Army split, as one faction within the denomination renounced allegiance to founder William Booth. Booth’s son Ballington and his wife Maud led the American splinter group, which in 1896 incorporated itself as a separate denomination known as the Volunteers of America.

1898 Brown defeats Harvard 6-0 in 1st intercollegiate hockey game

1899 Anglo-Egyptian Sudan forms

1903 1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US & England

1903 New bicycle race “Tour de France” announced

1906 Gerhart Hauptmann’s “Und Pippa Tanzt!” premieres in Berlin

1907 The first film reviews appeared in “Variety” magazine.

1909 Eugene Walter’s “Easiest Way” premieres in New York City NY

1910 Germany & Bolivia ends commerce/friendship treaty

1910 National Institute of Arts & Letters incorporated by Congress

1913 Raymond Poincaré installed as President of France

1915 More than 20 people were killed when German zeppelins bombed England for the first time. The bombs were dropped on Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn. This was the 1st German Zeppelin attack over Great Britain.

1915 George Claude, of Paris, France, patented the neon discharge tube for use in advertising signs.

1917 Silvertown Essex’s ammunition factory explodes; 300 die

1918 Soviets disallows a Constitution Assembly

1919 “Tidal wave” of molasses 15 meters high x 25 meters wide kills dozens, Boston

1920 Alexandre Millerand forms French government

1920 US Senate votes against membership in League of Nations

1921 Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador sign Pact of Union

1922 Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years

1923 WMC-AM in Memphis TN begins radio transmissions

1925 -48ºF (-44ºC), Van Buren ME (state record)

1927 British government decides to send troops to China

1929 Acadia National Park, Maine established

1929 Clas Thunberg skates world record 500m in 42.8 seconds

1931 Legendary producer Samuel Goldwyn announces he has contracted with fashion designer Coco Chanel to advise United Artists costumers. The move indicated the power that Hollywood was beginning to have on American fashion trends.

1932 Charlie Conacher becomes 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, the 1st coming at 7 seconds of the game

1934 Kenesaw Mountain Landis denies Joe Jackson’s appeal for reinstatement

1935 KLM begins flight path between Curaçao & Aruba

1937 Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajoie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1937 Millionaire Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record (7h28m25s)

1938 GM began mass production of diesel engines

1939 Ernest Hausen of Wisconsin sets chicken-plucking record-4.4 seconds

1940 The Three Stooges film You Natzy Spy is released on this day in 1940. Anticipating Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator by nine months, Moe (Moses Howard) played a Hitler-like dictator of a fictional country, “Moronica.”

1941 British forces in East Africa, acting on information obtained by breaking the Italians’ coded messages, invade Italian-occupied Eritrea-a solid step towards victory in Africa.

1941 British troops occupy Kassalaf Sudan

1942 Japanese forces invade Burma (later Myanmar)

1942 Titus Brandsma (Carmelite priest) arrested by German occupiers for speaking out against Nazism as a “lie” and “pagan”

1943 Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily

1944 The U.S. federal government relinquished control of the nation’s railroads after the settlement of a wage dispute.

1947 SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392

1949 The salary of the President of the United States was increased from $75,000 to $100,000 with an additional $50,000 expense allowance for each year in office.

1950 Maiden flight by Canada’s Avro Canada CF-100 military plane

1950 The People’s Republic of China bestows diplomatic recognition upon the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Communist China’s official recognition of Ho Chi Minh’s communist regime resulted in much needed financial and military assistance in Ho’s battle against the French in Vietnam, and also pushed the United States to take a more intensive and active role in the conflict in Southeast Asia.

1952 The National Football League (NFL) bought the franchise of the New York Yankees from Ted Collins. The franchise was then awarded to a group in Dallas on January 24th.

1952 PGA approves allowing black participants

1953 Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary

1954 General Motors announced a $1 billion plan to expand automobile operation. GM, like other major auto makers, had deep pockets due to the postwar boom in car sales, though sales were slackening in 1953.

1955 U.S. President Eisenhower allowed a filmed news conference to be used on television (and in movie newsreels) for the first time.

1955 “The Millionaire” TV program premieres on CBS

1955 The Cadillac Park Avenue show car was displayed in the NY Motorama in Manhattan’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The Park Avenue served as the prototype for the lavish Eldorado Brougham, a costly car boasting every conceivable extra.

1955 1st Presidential news conference filmed for TV (Eisenhower)

1955 “Scrabble” debuts on board game market

1956 Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing early baseball at Elysian Field

1957 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

1957 Indira Gandhi was elected prime minister of India.

1957 Johnny Cash made his first network TV appearance, on CBS’ “Jackie Gleason Show.”

1958 Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League

1960 Eisenhower & Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact

1961 1st episode for “The Dick Van Dyke Show” is filmed

1961 Outgoing President Dwight D. Eisenhower cautions incoming President John F. Kennedy that Laos is “the key to the entire area of Southeast Asia,” and might even require the direct intervention of U.S. combat troops.

1964 AFL Pro Bowl West beats East 27-24

1964 KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting

1966 Indira Gandhi elected India’s 3rd prime minister

1966 Neil Simon, Coleman & Fields’ musical “Sweet Charity” premieres

1966 Tippett’s cantata “Vision of St Augustine” premieres in London

1967 Herr Karl Tausch writes shortest will “Vse Zene” (All to wife)

1967 Lesly Gore appeared on ABC-TV’s “Batman” as Catwoman’s sidekick, Pussycat.

1968 WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland OH (IND) begins broadcasting

1968 “Sky Soldiers” from the 173rd Airborne Brigade begin Operation McLain with a reconnaissance-in-force operation in the Central Highlands. The purpose of this operation was to find and destroy the communist base camps in the area in order to promote better security for the province. The operation ended on January 31, 1970, with 1,042 enemy casualties.

1969 AFL Pro Bowl West beats East 38-25

1969 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Burdine’s Golf Invitational

1969 In protest against the Russian invasion of 1968, Czech student Jan Palach set himself on fire in Prague’s Wenceslas Square.

1969 NFL Pro Bowl West beats East 10-7

1970 UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist

1970 Dutch bishop says he is in favor of married priest

1970 Nixon nominates G Harrold Carswell to Supreme Court. The noomination was later defeated because of controversy over Carswell’s past racial views.

1971 At the Charles Manson murder trial, the Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” was played. At the scene of one of his gruesome murders, the words “helter skelter” were written on a mirror.

1971 NHL Writers’ Association renamed Professional Hockey Writers’ Association

1971 “No, No Nanette” opens at 46th St Theater New York City NY for 861 performances

1971 24th NHL All-Star Game West beat East 2-1 at Boston

1972 Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn elected to Hall of Fame

1974 Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA-record 88-game basketball win streak

1974 Belgium government of Leburton falls

1975 4 mail truck assault on El Al B-747 in Paris, escape to Iraq

1975 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Colgate Golf Triple Crown

1976 The Beatles turned down an offer of $30 million to play together again on the same stage. The offer was made by rock promoter Bill Sargent.

1977 President Ford pardons Iva Toguri D’Aquino (Tokyo Rose)

1977 World’s largest crowd-12.7 million-for Indian religious festival

1977 Charlie Daniels and the Marshall Tucker Band played for Jimmy Carter’s inauguration.

1977 Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame

1977 Aretha Franklin sang “God Bless America” at a special inaugural concert for President-elect Jimmy Carter.

1978 Eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame

1978 Judge William H Webster appointed head of FBI

1979 John N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison after serving 19 months at a federal prison in Alabama oon Watergate-related crimes.

1981 Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide

1981 US & Iran sign an agreement paving the way for the release of 52 American hostages held for more than 14 months and for arrangements to unfreeze Iranian assets and to resolve all claims against Iran.

1982 Heater explodes at Star Elementary School-Oklahoma, kills 6 kids & teacher

1982 Australia-West Indies one-day game that produced a Privy Council libel case

1983 Klaus Barbie, the “Butcher of Lyons”, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia

1984 California Supreme Court refuses to allow quadriplegic Elizabeth Bouvia to starve herself to death in a public hospital, she appeals and is later granted the right to die

1984 Francesco Moser bicycles world record time 50,808 km (he is the first man to break the 50 km/h barrier)

1985 4 die in a car & train crash in Buda IL

1985 “Born In The USA” by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9

1986 Cerebral Palsy telethon

1986 Israeli premier Simon Peres visits Netherlands

1986 Spain recognizes Israel

1987 Guy Hunt becomes Alabama’s 1st Republican governor since 1874

1988 Metallica began recording their fourth full-length release, “And Justice For All.”

1988 “48 Hours” premieres on CBS-TV

1989 President Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon

1990 Test debut of Mushtaq Ahmed, vs Australia at Adelaide

1991 42nd NHL All Star Game-Campbell beats Wales 11-5 in Chicago

1991 Sergeant Slaughter defeats Ultimate Warrior for WWF championship belt

1991 48th Golden Globes Dances with Wolves

1991 Jumbo Tsuruta beats Stan Hansen to win All Japan Triple Crown title

1992 “City of Angels” closes at Virginia Theater New York City NY after 878 performances

1992 Cerebral Palsy telethon raises 23,500,000

1992 IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992

1992 Nature Boy Ric Flair becomes WWF champ at Royal Rumble

1992 Rowdy Roddy Piper beats Mountie to become WWF Intercontinental Champ

1993 Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal

1993 Oakland A’s unveil new elephant logo

1993 Fleetwood Mac reunited to perform at Bill Clinton’s inauguration.

1993 Tom Waits was allowed to keep the $2.5 million that a judge awarded him after he sued Frito-Lay for using a sound alike in a 1988 commercial. The U.S. Supreme Court supported the amount of the damages.

1993 Robert M Gates, ends term as 15th director of CIA

1993 IBM announced a loss of $4.97 billion for 1992. It was the largest single-year loss in U.S. corporate history.

1993 STS-54 (Endeavour) lands

1994 -20ºF (-29ºC) (5 32 AM) coldest day ever recorded in Cleveland OH

1994 -36ºF (-38ºC) in New Whiteland IN (state record)

1995 Jean-Claude Juncker (28) sworn in as premier of Luxembourg

1995 1995 – Russian forces overwhelmed the resistance forces in Chechnya.

1996 U.S. first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton was subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury. The investigation was concerning the discovery of billing records related to the Whitewater real estate investment venture.

1996 NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix

1997 54th Golden Globes English Patient, Brenda Blethyn & Geoffrey Rush

1997 Cerebral Palsy telethon

1997 Michelle McGann wins LPGA Healthsouth Inaugural

1997 Yasser Arafat returned to Hebron for the first time in more than 30 years. He joined 60,000 Palestinians in celebration over the handover of the last West Bank city in Israeli control.

1998 Pat Boone was awarded the first annual Michael the Archangel Award by the National Assn. of Chiefs of Police.

1999 The U.S. Supreme Court without comment refused to hear a 1998 lawsuit brought by ticket buyers against Ticketmaster. The suit charged that the firm engaged in anticompetitive behaviour and price-fixing with promoters.

1999 A mere three weeks after California passed a law against cyberstalking, Gary Dellapenta is charged with using the Internet to solicit the rape of a woman who had rejected his advances. Dellapenta terrorized a North Hollywood woman by placing ads in her name that claimed she had rape fantasies and provided her address and instructions for disarming her security system. At least six men saw the Internet ads and came to the woman’s home. Many more called with obscene messages.

1999 Bizzy Bone (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) went on trial in Columbus, Ohio, on charges that he dragged a student barber down a flight of stairs.

1999 Jean-Michel Jarre delivered a petition to the European Parliment signed by hundreds of leading European recording artists asking for better legal protection against music piracy on the internet.

2000 In New York’s Time Square, the first WWF restaurant opened.

2001 Texas officials demoted a warden and suspended three other prison workers in the wake of the escape of the “Texas 7.”

2001 In a deal sparing himself possible indictment, President Bill Clinton acknowledged for the first time making false statements under oath about Monica Lewinsky; he also surrendered his law license for five years.

2002 Rapper C-Murder (Corey Miller, 30) was arrested in the shooting death of 16-year old Steve Thomas at a nightclub on January 12.

2004 John Kerry won Iowa’s Democratic presidential caucuses; Howard Dean, who finished third, delivered a fist-pumping, bellowing concession speech that was viewed as politically damaging.

2006 An unmanned NASA spacecraft blasted off on a 3 billion-mile journey to Pluto.


0570 Mohammed Islamic prophet (Koran)

1200 Dogen Kigen Japan, Zen teacher, 1st patriarch of the Japanese Soto

1544 Francis II de Valois-Angoulême king of France (1559-60)

1613 Jacques Huyn composer

1639 Noël Alexandre French theologian/historian

1676 John Weldon composer

1679 Girolamo Chiti composer

1686 Hakuin Ekakuborn Japan, Zen Buddhist

1724 Tai Chen, Chinese philosopher

1736 James Watt Scotland, inventor (steam engine)

1736 Laurens P van de Spiegel Dutch regent/secretary of State 1787-95

1737 Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre French writer (Paul et Virgin)

1749 Isaiah Thomas US, printer/editor/publisher/historian, American anti-British journalist

1760 Melchor Lopez Jimenez composer

1790 Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom Swedish historian/poet (Blommorna)

1798 Auguste Comte French philosopher/founder (sociology & positivism)

1802 [Jean] Silvain van de Weyer 1st Belgian minister of Foreign affairs (1831)

1806 Vaclav Jindrich Veit composer

1807 Robert Edward Lee Stratford VA, General-in-Chief (Confederacy)

1809 Edgar Allan Poe Boston, author (Pit & the Pendulum) born in Boston

1813 Sir Henry Bessemer engineer/inventor (Bessemer engine)

1816 Henry Gray Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1892

1820 John Haskell King Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1888

1827 Carlos Guido y Spano Argentina, conductor (Ráfagas)

1830 George Blake Cosby Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1909

1832 Ferdinand Laub composer

1832 Salvador Giner y Vidal composer

1837 William Williams Keen, First American brain surgeon (brain)

1839 Bohumil Pazdirek composer

1839 Paul Cézanne France, French impressionist painter (Bathers)

1842 George Trumbull Ladd, American philosopher/psychologist

1851 David Starr Jordan NY, biologist/university president (Leland Stanford)

1851 Johannes C Kapteyn Dutch astronomer

1858 Eugene Brieux French playwright (Blanchette, Lesson Avaries)

1859 Alice Eastwood Toronto, botanist (Handbook of Trees of California)

1863 Werner Sombart German fascist (Juden und das Wirtschaftsleben)

1866 Harry Davenport New York City NY, actor/director (Her Unborn Child, My Sin)

1868 Gustav Meyrink writer

1869 Alfred R Zimmerman mayor (Rotterdam 1906-22)/Director (League of Nations)

1873 Hans E Blaich writer

1877 Charles Coburn Savannah GA, actor (Devil and Miss Jones)

1879 Marie Koenen author/wife of Felix Rutten (Wassend Cereal)

1883 Hermann Abendroth German conductor

1884 Albert Louis Wolff composer

1887 Alexander Woollcott New Jersey, American short story writer/critic (Man Who Came to Dinner)

1889 Sophie Taeuber/Täuber-Arp Swiss sculptor/wife of Hans Arp (Dada)

1892 Olafur Thors Icelandic Prime Minister (6 times, 1942-63)

1897 Natacha Rambova Salt Lake City UT, costume designer

1897 René Victor Flemish lawyer/knight (Rechtskundig Weekblad)

1899 [John] Herbert Whitton Sumsion organist/composer

19– Anthony Herrera Wiggins MS, actor (James Stenbeck-As the World Turns, Dane-Loving)

19– Richard Van Vleet Denver CO, actor (Chuck-All My Children)

1902 Heinrich Schmist-Barrien German author (Moorkeerl)

1903 Boris Blacher Newchwang China, German composer

1903 Erwin Nyiregyhazi Budapest Hungary, pianist

1903 Alfred Lane Beit connoisseur

1904 James Winston Watts developer (Frontal Lobotomy)

1905 Anne Schumacher Hummert radio pioneer

1905 Oveta Culp Hobby government official/newspaper publisher/CEO (Houston Post)

1906 Ish Kabbible [Merwyn Bogue], Pennsylvania, comedian (Kay Kyser’s Kollege)

1906 Lanny Ross Seattle, radio singer (Show Boat, The Swift Show)

1907 Lillian Harvey London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)

1910 Willi Schmidt Germany, director

1912 Leonid V Kantorovich St Petersburg Russia, economist (Nobel)

1912 Francis David Charteris Earl of Wemyss & March/Scottish landowner

1912 Jean G H “Sjeng” Tans Dutch socialist democratic chairman (1965-69)

1913 Phyllis Flowerdew school Reading text author

1914 Lester Flatt country musician (Flatt & Scruggs-Ballad of Jed Clampett, Rocky Top)

1915 Alvy West Brooklyn NY, orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show)

1917 John Raitt Bonnie Raitt’s father/singer/actor (Pajama Game)

1917 Rudolf Maros composer

1918 John H Johnson US, publisher (Negro Digest, Ebony, Jet)

1919 Dharam Singh India, field hockey player (Olympics-gold-1964)

1919 Anthony Dexter [Walter Fleischmann], NB Canada, actor (Valentino)

1920 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar Lima Perú, 5th Secretary-General of UN (1982-91)

1921 Patricia Highsmith [Plangman], US/Swiss writer (Strangers on a Train, L’amateur d’escargot)

1922 Arthur Morris cricketer (great Australian lefty opening batsman)

1922 Guy Madison [Robert Moseley], Bakersfield CA, actor (Wild Bill Hickok)

1922 Ken Hughes Liverpool England, director (Casino Royale)

1923 Jean Stapleton New York City NY, actress (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family)

1924 Nicholas Colasanto Providence RI, actor (Coach Ernie-Cheers)

1924 7th Earl of Carnarvon English large landowner

1924 Jean François Revel French journalist/author (Ni Marx ni Jésus)

1925 Nina [Mary] Bawden English author (Afternoon of a Good Woman)

1926 Fritz Weaver Pittsburgh PA, actor (Josef-Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin)

1926 Libera Carlier Flemish author (Action Station Go!)

1928 Dainin Katagiri Osaka Japan, Zen teacher, associate of Shunryu Suzuki

1928 Edward Gerard Schurmann composer

1929 Ulu Grosbard Belgium, actor (Straight Time, Georgia, Falling in Love)

1930 John Waite cricket wicket-keeper (great South African)

1930 Tippi Hedren, Actress (The Birds)

1931 Robert MacNeil Montréal Québec Canada, news anchor (NBC Weekend News 1965-67)

1931 Ron Packard (Representative-R-CA, 1983- )

1932 Richard Lester movie director (Hard Day’s Night, Help!, Petulia)

1932 Joe Schmidt NFL Hall of Fame linebacker (Detroit Lions)

1933 Marc F A Andries Flemish actor (Central Station)

1935 Tippi Hedren Minnesota, actress (The Birds, Marnie, Bold & Beautiful)

1936 Elliott Schwartz composer

1936 Ursula Andress Switzerland, actress (She)

1938 Phil Everly Brownie KY, singer (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie)

1938 Denny Smith (Representative-R-OR, 1981- )

1938 Eskil Hemberg composer

1939 Phil Everly, singer (The Everly Brothers)

1940 Barend J du Plessis South African minister of Finance (1984- )

1940 Mary Mills LPGA golfer

1942 Michael Crawford England, Broadway star (Phantom of the Opera)

1942 Shelly Fabares Santa Monica CA, actress (Donna Reed Show, Coach)

1943 Janis Joplin Port Arthur TX, blues rock singer (Down on Me)

1943 Joe Butler rocker

1943 Margriet Francisca Dutch Princess

1944 Dan Reeves NFL Coach (New York Giants, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons)

1944 Pehr Henrik Nordgren composer

1944 Richard [Erskine Frere] Leakey Nairobi Kenya, anthropologist

1945 Rod Evans rocker (Deep Purple-Come Taste the Band)

1945 Charles Amirkhanian composer

1945 Vadim Abdrashitov director (Fox Hunt, Parade of Planets)

1946 Julian Barnes England, writer (Before She Met Me)

1946 Alexandr Vladimirovich Shchukin Russian cosmonaut

1946 Dolly Rebecca Parton Sevierville TN, country singer (Dolly, 9 to 5)

1947 Ann Compton news reporter (ABC TV)

1947 Paula Deen, television chef

1947 Alessandro Haber actor (China is Near)

1948 Harvey Hinsley rocker

1949 Robert Palmer Batley England, rocker (Addicted to Love, Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley)

1951 Dewey Bunnell Yorkshire England, rock guitarist (America-Daisy Jane, Sister Golden Hair)

1951 Martha Davis vocals/guitar (Motels-Only the Lonely)

1951 Linda Hayden Middlesex England, actress (Blood on Satan’s Claw, Shattered)

1953 Desi Arnaz Jr Los Angeles CA, actor (Craig-Here’s Lucy, Fakeout, Joyride)

1954 Steve DeBerg NFL quarterback (Broncos, Chiefs, Bucs, 49ers)

1954 Katey Sagal Los Angeles CA, actress (Peg Bundy-Married with Children)

1955 Simon Rattle England, orchestra conductor (Birmingham Symphony Orchestra)

1955 Paul Rodriguez, comedian

1957 Michael “Mickey” Virtue Birmingham England, rock keyboardist (UB40-Red Red Wine)

1957 Katey Sagal, Actress (“Married… With Children”)

1957 Ottis “O J” Anderson NFL running back (New York Giants)

1960 Alfrederick Joyner East St Louis IL, triple jumper (Olympics-gold-1984)

1961 Paul McCrane actor (Hotel New Hampshire, We’re Fighting Back)

1961 William Ragsdale Alaska, actor (Fright Night, Mannequin 2, Smooth Talk)

1962 Anthony Edwards Santa Barbara CA, actor (Mike Monroe-Northern Exposure)

1962 Chris Sabo Detroit MI, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles)

1963 Adele Peterson LPGA golfer

1963 Caron Wheeler English singer (Soul II Soul-Keep on Movin’)

1963 Michael Adams NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)

1965 Ricky Reynolds NFL cornerback (New England Patriots)

1966 Anthony Young US baseball pitcher (New York Met, Chicago Cubs)

1966 Ronnie Williams NFL tight end (Miami Dolphins)

1966 Stefan Edberg Sweden, tennis player (Wimbledon 1988, US Open 1991)

1966 Sylvain Cote Duberger, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)

1967 Christine Tucci actress (Amanda Cory-Another World)

1968 Marty Conlon NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)

1968 Whitfield Crane rocker (Ugly Kid Joe-Mad Man, Too Bad)

1969 Andrew Murray Stone Auckland New Zealand, Open 470 yachter (Olympics-96)

1969 Junior Seau NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers)

1969 Trey Lorenz, R&B Singer

1969 Luc Longley NBA center (Chicago Bulls)

1969 Orlando Palmeiro Hoboken NJ, outfielder (California Angels)

1970 Ghetty Chasun Erie PA, actress (Red Lips)

1970 Rick Krivda Mckeesport PA, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)

1970 T J Mathews Belleville IL, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)

1971 Jeff Juden Salem MA, baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants)

1971 Maurice Hofman Dutch soccer player (MVV)

1971 Reggie Brooks NFL running back (Washington Redskins)

1971 Shawn Wayans actor (In Living Color)

1971 Eric Mangini, Cleveland Browns head coach

1972 Drea de Motteo, actress (“The Sopranos”)

1972 Tyrone Wheatley NFL running back (New York Giants)

1973 Chris Stynes Queens NY, infielder (Kansas City Royals)

1974 Amaury Telemaco Higuey Dominican Republic, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)

1974 Gregory Playfair Suriname/Dutch soccer player (PSV)

1974 Tarik Oulida soccer player (Ajax/Seville)

1974 Walter Jones tackle (Seattle Seahawks)

1974 Frank Caliendo, Comedian and impressionist

1975 Natalie Harvey Australian 3k/5k runner (Olympics-96)

1976 Claire Grech Miss Malta-Universe (1997)

1976 Sky Christopherson Tucson AZ, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1977 Taliesin Jaffe Venice CA, actor (Willy-Hail to the Chief)

1977 Anne Miller Midland MI, tennis star (1995 Darmstadt Germany)

1982 Jodie Sweetin actress (Stephanie Tanner-Full House)

1993 John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg son of Caroline Kennedy


0639 Dagobert I king of Austrasia/Soissons/Burgundy/Neustrië, dies

1479 Johan II king of Aragón/Navarra, dies at 81

1547 Henry Howard Earl of Surrey, army commander/poet, beheaded at 29

1549 Barthout van Assendelft 1st land advocate of Holland, dies

1576 Hans Sachs composer, dies at 81

1591 Edmond Auger French jesuit (under Henri III), dies at about 60

1625 Erhard Buttner composer, dies at 32

1629 Abbas I Shah of Persia (1588-1629), dies at 57

1647 Johan van Beverwijck physician (Treasurer of Ongesontheyt), dies at 52

1669 Leo Allatios Greek/Italian theologist/literary, dies at about 82

1692 John Commelin director of Hortus Botanist (Amsterdam), dies at 62

1729 William Congreve English dramatist (Love for Love), dies in London at 58

1747 Johann Bode “discoverer” of Bode’s Law, dies

1795 Maria Teresa Agnesi composer, dies at 74

1805 Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier composer, dies at 43

1830 Wenzel Thomas Matiegka composer, dies at 56

1833 Louis-J-Ferdinand Hérold French composer (Pré aux clercs), dies at 41

1839 Georg Abraham Schneider composer, dies at 38

1847 Charles Bent, New Mexican Governor, angered by the abusive behavior of American soldiers occupying the city, Mexicans in Taos strike back by murdering the American-born governor.

1874 H v Fallersleben writer, dies at 75

1878 Henri V Regnault French physicist/chemist, dies at 67

1885 Fred Burnaby English Colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle

1893 Julius Eichberg composer, dies at 68

1894 François Haverschmidt Dutch writer, dies at 58

1913 David Emlyn Evans composer, dies at 69

1927 Charlotte princess of Belgium/Empress of Mexico (1864-67), dies at 86

1934 Armand Parent composer, dies at 70

1944 Harold Fraser-Simson composer, dies at 71

1945 Ernest B Allo French theologist, dies at 71

1951 Constantin Nottara composer, dies at 60

1951 Wilhelm Schäfer German writer (Mein Leben), dies at 82

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

1962 Snub Pollard actor (Limelight, Arizona Days), dies of cancer at 72

1965 Frank Reicher actor (King Kong, Nazi Agent, Son of Kong), dies at 89

1967 Grace Cunard actress (Untamed, Ressurection), dies at 73

1969 Charles Winninger actor (Cafe Metropole, Coney Island), dies at 84

1970 Albert Mähll German writer, dies at 76

1970 Hal March actor (Atomic Kit, Outrage, Yankee Pasha), dies at 49 v

1973 Max Adrian actor (Boy Friend, Her Favorite Husband), dies at 69

1975 Thomas Hart Benson US artist, dies at 85

1976 Kevin Coughlin actor (T R Ryan-Mama), killed in hit-&-run at 30

1977 Geraldine Brooks actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings), dies at 51

1979 Paul Meurisse actor (Diabolique, Truth, Suspects, Monocle), dies

1980 Richard Franko Goldman composer, dies at 69

1980 William O Douglas member US Supreme court (1939-75), dies at 81

1982 Leopold Trepper Polish/Israeli spy (WWII), dies at 77

1982 Marc Demeyer Belgian bicyclist (Paris-Roubaix ’76), dies at 31

1987 Gerald Brenan English writer, dies at 92

1988 Ballard Berkeley actor (East meets West), dies at 83

1989 Norma Varden actress (Loose in London), dies

1990 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh Indian guru, dies at 58

1990 Herbert Wehner German ex-communist/chairman (1958-73), dies at 83

1991 Don Beddoe actor (Bullwhip, Loophole, Texas), dies at 87

1991 Glenn Langan actor (Big Chase, Jungle Heat, Rapture), dies at 73

1991 John Russell actor/writer (Apache Uprising, Yellow Sky), dies at 70

1993 Chris Street basketball player, dies at 20

1993 Kees Scherer Dutch photographer (World Press Photo), dies at 72

1993 Reginald Lewis CEO (Beatrice), dies of brain cancer at 50

1993 William LeMassena actor (All that Jazz), dies of lung cancer at 76

1995 Eugene Fuller polymath/linguist, dies at 80

1996 Bernard Baily comic artist, dies at 79

1996 Donald Simpson film producer, dies at 52

1996 Harold Wolpe sociologist lawyer/South African activist, dies at 70

1997 Adriana Caseloti voice (Snow White), dies at 70

1997 George Armin Goyder businessman/social philosopher, dies at 88

1997 James Dickey poet/novelist, dies at 84

1998 Carl Perkins (Rockabilly pioneer) singer/songwriter, dies at 65













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