This Day In History – January 20th

By dancingintheraine

January 21, 2010

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0250 St Fabian ends his reign as Catholic Pope (236-50)

0820 Book of mother, published

1045 Giovanni di Sabina elected Pope Sylvester III

1265 1st English Parliament called into session by Earl of Leicester in Westminster Hall

1320 Duke Wladyslaw Lokietek becomes king of Poland

1356 Scottish king Edward Baliol resigns

1503 Casa Contratacion (Board of Trade) found (Spain) to deal with American affairs

1513 Christian II succeeds Johan I as Danish/Norwegian king

1613 Peace of Knärod ends War of Kalmar between Denmark & Sweden

1648 Cornerstone of Amsterdam town hall laid

1667 Treaty of Andrussovo-ends 13 year war between Poland & Russia

1669 Birth of Susannah Annesley, “Mother of Methodism.” Born the 25th child in her family, she married Samuel Wesley in 1689 and bore him 19 children, the last two being John (1703) and Charles (1707) Wesley.

1758 English founder of Methodism John Wesley wrote in a letter: ‘I cannot think of you, without thinking of God. Others often lead me to Him, as it were, going round about. You bring me straight into His presence.’

1777 Brigadier General Philemon Dickinson leads 400 “raw” men from the New Jersey militia and 50 Pennsylvania riflemen under Captain Robert Durkee in an attack against a group of 500 British soldiers foraging for food led by Lieutenant Colonel Robert Abercromby near Van Nest’s Mills in Millstone, New Jersey.

1778 1st American military court martial trial begins, Cambridge MA

1781 1st edition of Pieter It Hoens “Post of Neder-Rhijn” published

1783 Hostilities cease in Revolutionary War

1785 Samuel Ellis advertises to sell Oyster Island (Ellis Island), no takers

1788 Pioneer African Baptist church organizes in Savannah GA

1800 Napoleon I’s sister Carolina marries King Joachim Murat of Naples

1801 John Marshall appointed US chief justice

1807 Napoleon convenes the great Sanhedrin, Paris

1809 1st US geology book published by William Maclure

1839 Chile defeated a confederation of Peru and Bolivia in the Battle of Yungay.

1840 Dumont D’Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica

1840 Dutch King Willem II crowned

1841 China cedes the island of Hong Kong to Great Britain. It returned to Chinese control in July 1997.

1850 Investigator, 1st ship to effect northwest passage, leaves England

1860 Dutch troops conquer Watampone in Celebes

1863 Union General Ambrose Burnside’s Army of the Potomac begins an offensive against General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia that quickly bogs down as several days of heavy rain turn the roads of Virginia into a muddy quagmire. The campaign was abandoned three days later

1866 Prim’s Insurrection in Spain ends

1868 Florida constitutional convention meets in Tallahassee

1869 Elizabeth Cady Stanton becomes 1st woman to testify before Congress

1870 “City of Boston” vanishes at sea with all 177 aboard

1870 Hiram R Revels elected to fill unexpired term of Jefferson Davis

1872 California Stock Exchange Board organized

1879 British troops under Lord Chelmsford set camp at Isandlwana

1879 Birth of Albert S. Reitz, American Baptist evangelist and clergyman. He published over 100 hymns during his lifetime. Of these, the one best remembered today is “Teach Me to Pray, Lord.”

1883 Billy Barnes takes a hat-trick, England vs Australia MCG

1885 The roller coaster was patented by L.A. Thompson

1886 The Mersey Railway Tunnel was officially opened by the Prince of Wales

1887 US Senate approves the naval base lease of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as a naval base

1891 James Hogg took office as the first native-born governor of Texas.

1892 1st official basketball game played by students at the Springfield (Massachusetts) YMCA Training School

1910 Ottawa Senators sweep Edmonton in 2 for the Stanley Cup (2nd of 1910)

1910 Director D.W. Griffith and his stock company arrive in Los Angeles 1910 to film for the first time.

1918 In Russia, following the Bolshevik Revolution, all church property was confiscated and all religious instruction in the schools was abolished.

1918 British and German forces clash in the Aegean Sea when the German battleships Goeben and Breslau attempt a surprise raid on Allied forces off the Dardanelle Straits.

1920 Dutch 2nd Chamber passes school laws

1921 Mountain Autonomous Republic established in RSFSR

1921 Turkey declared in remnants of the Ottoman Empire

1921 British submarine K5 leaves with man & mouse

1921 Dagestan ASSR forms in RSFSR

1922 Arthur Honegger’s ballet “Skating Rink” premieres, Paris

1925 USSR & Japan sign treaty of Peking, Seychelles back to USSR

1926 2nd German government of Luther begins

1929 1st full-length feature talking motion picture taken outdoors, “In Old Arizona” was released

1930 1st radio broadcast of “Lone Ranger” (WXYZ-Detroit)

1934 Japan sends Henry Pu Yi as regent to emperor of Manchuria

1936 Edward VIII succeeds British king George V

1937 -45ºF (-43ºC), Boca CA (state record)

1937 Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the first U.S. President to be inaugurated on January 20th. The 20th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution officially set the date for the swearing in of the President and Vice President.

1939 Charles Ives’ 1st sonata “Concord” premieres

1939 Hitler proclaims to German parliament to exterminate all European Jews

1941 Béla Bartók’s 6th string quartet, premieres in New York City NY

1942 Nazi officials hold notorious Wannsee conference in Berlin deciding on “final solution” calling for extermination of Europe’s Jews

1942 Japanese air raid on Rabaul New Britain

1942 At the notorious Wannsee Conference in Berlin, German Nazi officials decided on their “final solution,” which called for a mass extermination of all the Jews in Europe.

1942 Harry Babbitt sang as Kay Kyser and his Orchestra recorded, “Who Wouldn’t Love You”, on Columbia Records.

1942 Japanese invade Burma

1943 Lead SD, temp is 52ºF, while 1.5 miles away Deadwood SD records -16ºF

1943 Operation-Weiss Assault of German, Italian, Bulgarian & Croatian

1944 British RAF drops 2,300 tons of bombs on Berlin

1945 FDR sworn-in for an unprecedented 4th term as President

1946 F Gouin follows De Gaulle as temporary leader of French government

1946 The first Kaiser-Frazer automobiles were introduced at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The Kaiser-Frazer Corporation was formed after World War II by industrialist Henry J. Kaiser and Joseph W. Frazer, president of the Graham-Paige Motor Company. They produced several successful cars, most notably the 1951 Kaiser two-door. In 1953, however, the company was renamed the Kaiser Motors Corporation, and soon abandoned the passenger car business in favor of manufacturing commercial and military vehicles.

1947 Brigadier General Edwin K Wright, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA

1949 In his inaugural address, President Harry S. Truman calls for a “bold new program for making the benefits of our scientific advances and industrial progress available for the improvement and growth of underdeveloped nations.”The resulting Point Four program (so-called because it was the fourth point in Truman’s speech) resulted in millions of dollars in scientific and technical assistance–as well as hundreds of U.S. experts–sent to Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern, and African nations.

1949 J Edgar Hoover gives Shirley Temple a tear gas fountain pen

1950 “Dance Me a Song” opens at Royale Theater New York City NY for 35 performances

1950 Suriname becomes independent part in Realm of Netherlands

1952 In Juarez, Mexico, Patricia McCormick debuted as the first professional woman bullfighter from the United States.

1952 British army occupies Ismailiya, Suez Canal Zone

1952 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open

1953 1st live coast-to-coast inauguration address (Eisenhower)

1953 “Studio One” became the first television show to be transmitted from the United States to Canada.

1953 1st US telecast transmitted to Canada-from Buffalo NY

1954 -70ºF (-57ºC), Rogers Pass, Montana (state 48 record)

1954 The National Negro Network was formed on this date. Forty radio stations were charter members of the network.

1954 Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Concertino opus 94” premieres

1956 Buddy Holly records “Blue Days Black Night” in Nashville

1957 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open

1957 Gomulka wins Poland’s parliamentary election

1957 Morton Gould’s “Declaration” premieres in Washington DC

1958 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open

1958 Get a Job” by the Silhouettes was released.

1958 Elvis Presley got his orders to report to duty from the U.S. Army. He was allowed a 60-day deferment so he could finish the film “King Creole”.

1958 KUED TV channel 7 in Salt Lake City UT (PBS) begins broadcasting

1959 Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Moscow-Tsjerjomoesjki” premieres in Moscow

1960 Patrice Lumumba sentenced to 6 months in Belgian Congo

1961 Robert Frost recites “The Gift Outright” at JFK’s inauguration

1961 Arthur M Ramsay becomes archbishop of Canterbury

1961 Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller were divorced. They were married on June 29, 1956.

1961 JOhn F. Kennedy inaugurated

1961 87-year-old Robert Frost recited his poem “The Gift Outright” at the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy. Although Frost had written a new poem for the occasion, titled “Dedication,” faint ink in his typewriter made the words difficult to read, so he recited “The Gift Outright” from memory.

1961 Francis Poulenc’s “Gloria” premieres in Boston

1961 Yugoslav ex-Vice-President Milovan Djilas flees

1962 “Kean” closes at Broadway Theater New York City NY after 92 performances

1964 The album “Meet The Beatles” album released in US on Capitol Records. It was their U.S. debut L.P.

1965 JPL proposes modified Apollo flight to fly around Mars & return

1965 The Beatles appear on Shindig (ABC-TV)

1965 The Rolling Stones and the Kinks made their first appearance on ABC-TV’s “Shindig!”

1965 The Byrds record “Mr Tambourine Man”

1965 Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to discuss legitimizing Jewish communities in Spain

1967 Arthur Conley recorded “Sweet Soul Music”.

1968 Houston ends UCLA’s 47-game basketball winning streak, 71-69

1968 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming

1968 US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood

1969 Richard M Nixon inaugurated as President

1969 Elvis Presley recorded “In the Ghetto” and “Suspicious Minds.” It was the first time he had recorded in Memphis since 1956.

1969 U of Arizona reports 1st optical id of pulsar (in Crab Nebula)

1970 20th NBA All-Star Game East beats West 142-135 at Philadelphia

1970 23rd NHL All-Star Game East beat West 4-1 at St Louis

1970 Super Fight, computer mock championship between Ali & Marciano

1971 John Lennon meets Yoko Ono’s parents in Japan

1971 The Jaguar XJ13 prototype was displayed in Lindley, England, by British Leyland, the automotive conglomerate that included Jaguar at that time. The XJ13 was destined to become the next luxury Jaguar, but bad luck changed its destiny: the prototype car was wrecked on its first test run by test-driver Norman Dewis, ending the XJ13 development program. The ruined car was kept and later restored by the company.

1971 Ard Schenk skates world record 1000m (1 18.8)

1972 The number of unemployed in Britain exceeded 1 million.

1972 In continued efforts to disrupt an anticipated communist offensive, a contingent of more than 10,000 South Vietnamese troops begin a sweep 45 miles northwest of Saigon to find and destroy enemy forces. There was much speculation that the North Vietnamese would launch such an offensive around the Tet (Chinese New Year) holiday. Although the communists did not attack during the Tet holiday in early February, in March they launched a massive invasion involving more than 150,000 main force troops and large amounts of tanks and artillery pieces. The battles raged throughout South Vietnam into the fall and resulted in some of the fiercest fighting of the war.

1973 Jerry Lee Lewis mades his debut at the Grand Ole Opry.

1974 Essex Community College beats Englewood Cliffs 210-67 in basketball

1974 4th NFL Pro Bowl AFC beats NFC 15-13

1974 Stevie Wonder played his first show after an auto accident that almost took his life five months earlier.

1974 7th ABA All-Star Game East 128 beats West 112 at Virginia

1975 5th NFL Pro Bowl NFC beats AFC 17-10

1975 William Morris agent Michael Ovitz leaves the agency he joined in 1968 to found a new agency, which he developed into the most powerful firm in Hollywood. In the early 1990s, Ovitz was hired by Disney chief Michael Eisner. The partnership lasted only a year; Ovitz left with nearly $90 million in compensation.

1975 Terrence McNally’s “Ritz” premieres in New York City NY

1976 29th NHL All-Star Game Wales beat Campbell 7-5 at Philadelphia

1977 George Bush, ends term as 11th director of CIA

1977 Mr Knoche, serves as acting director of CIA through March 9

1978 Columbia Pictures pays $9.5 million for movie rights to “Annie”

1980 President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow and calles for them to be moved from that city

1980 Super Bowl XIV Pittsburgh Steelers beat Los Angeles Rams, 31-19 in Pasadena; Super Bowl MVP Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, Quarterback

1980 US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne

1980 Bleachers at a bullring in Sincelejo, Colombia, collapse, resulting in the deaths of 222 people

1980 US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner

1981 Iran released 52 Americans that had been held hostage for 444 days. The hostages were flown to Algeria and then to a U.S. base in Wiesbaden, West Germany. The release occurred minutes after the U.S. presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan.

1981 Islander Glenn Resch’s 25th & last shut-out opponent-Flames 5-0

1981 Admiral Stansfield Turner, USN (Retired), ends term as 12th director of CIA

1981 Ronald Reagan inaugurated as President

1982 7 miners killed in an explosion in Craynor KY

1982 Honduras constitution goes into effect

1982 Ozzy Osborne bit the head off of a bat in Des Moines, IA, and was hospitalized to undertake a series of rabies shots.

1982 Piet Dankert elected chairman of European Parliament

1984 US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners

1985 Cold front strikes US, at least 40 die (-27ºF (-33ºC) in Chicago)

1985 The most-watched Super Bowl game in history was seen by an estimated 115.9 million people. The San Francisco 49ers downed the Miami Dolphins, 38-16 in Stanford. Super Bowl XIX marked the first time that TV commercials sold for a million dollars a minute.Super Bowl MVP Joe Montana, San Francisco, Quarterback

1986 The U.S. observed the first federal holiday in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

1986 Chunnel announced (railroad tunnel under English Channel) Britain AND France make the announcements of their plans.

1986 New footage of the 1931 “Frankenstein” was found. The footage was originally deleted because it was considered to be too shocking.

1986 Military coup in Lesotho under General-Major Lekhanya & premier Leabua Jonathan

1987 Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite taken hostage in Beirut, Lebanon. He was there attempting to negotiate the release of Western hostages. He was not freed until November 1991

1987 Rhino Records 1st #1-Billy Vera & the Beaters’ “At This Moment”

1988 Arizona committee opens hearing on impeachment of Governor Evan Mecham

1988 André Hoffman skates world record 1500m (1 52.06)

1989 Bush inaugurated as 41st President & Quayle becomes 44th Vice President

1989 Reagan becomes 1st President elected in a “0” year, since 1840, to leave office alive

1989 Wayne Holdsworth takes a wicket 1st ball in 1st-class cricket

1990 US 64th manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) returns from space

1990 47th Golden Globes Born on 4th of July, Driving Miss Daisy win

1991 Buffalo Bills beat Los Angeles Raiders 51-3 for AFC title

1991 Iraq pardes captured Allied airmen on TV

1991 Matt Barr’s field goal with no time left gives New York Giant 15-13 victory over defending champs San Francisco 49ers, for NFC title

1991 US Patriot missiles begins shooting down Iraqi missiles

1991 “Black & Blue” closes at Minskoff Theater New York City NY after 829 performances

1991 “Les Miserables” opens at Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles

1991 “Peter Pan” closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City NY or 45 performances

1991 “Shogun – The Musical” closes at Marquis Theater New York City NY after 72 performances

1991 13th UCP Telethon

1991 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic

1992 Score begins selling international soccer cards

1992 Australia beat India 2-0 to win the World Series Cup

1993 Admiral Studeman, serves as acting director of CIA

1993 Bill Clinton inaugurated as 42nd President

1994 Shannon Faulkner became the first woman to attend classes at The Citadel in South Carolina. Faulkner joined the cadet corps in August 1995 under court order but soon dropped out.

1995 “Love! Valor! Compassion!” opens at Walter Kerr New York City NY for 276 performances

1995 1994-95 NHL Season begin after a lengthy strike

1995 Russian ruble drops to 3,947 per dollar (record)

1996 46th NHL All-Star Game East beat West 5-4 at Fleet Center Boston

1996 Yasser Arafat was elected president of the Palestinian Authority and his supporters won two thirds of the 80 seats in the Legislative Council.

1996 Australia defeat Sri Lanka 2-0 to win World Series Cup

1996 US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan

1996 WPAT FM New York City NY radio station switches to English-Spanish format

1997 Comet Hale-Bopp crosses Mars’ orbit

1997 Bill Clinton was inagurated for his second term as president of the United States

1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in New Orleans LA on KKND 106.7 FM

1997 Pakistan defeats West Indies 2-0 to win Australia one-day Series

1998 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts Mama & Papas, Eagles

1998 Warner Brothers TV Network begins Tuesday night programming

1998 American researchers announced that they had cloned calves that may produce medicinal milk.

1998 In Chile, a judge agreed to hear a lawsuit that accused Chile’s former dictator Augusto Pinochet with genocide.

1999 The China News Service announced that the Chinese government was tightening restrictions on internet use. The rules were aimed at ‘Internet Bars.’

2000 Greece and Turkey signed five accords aimed to build confidence between the two nations.

2002 Michael Jordan (Washington Wizards) played his first game in Chicago as a visiting player. The Wizards beat the Bulls 77-69.

2002 Sting won his first Golden Globe for his song “Until” from the “Kate & Leopold” soundtrack.

2010 America went to hell when Barack Hussein Obama was inaugurated


1586 Johann Hermann Schein German composer (Fontana d’Israel)

1622 Susanna van Baerle Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns

1654 Michiel de Swaen South Netherlands physician/poet

1681 Francesco Bartolomeo Conti composer

1703 Joseph-Hector Fiocco composer

1716 Carlos III king of Naples/Spain (1759-88) Pompei/Jesuits

1716 Jean-Jacques Barthélemy French historical writer (Greek Antiquity)

1732 Richard H Lee US farmer (signed Declaration of Independence)

1743 Pascal Boyer composer

1760 Charles III king of Spain (1759-88)

1761 Giovanni Domenico Perotti composer

1762 Jerome-Joseph de Momigny composer

1763 Theobald Wolfe Tone Irish patriot

1775 Andre-Marie Ampere Lyon France, discovered electromagnetism

1782 Johan B J F S archduke of Austria

1806 Nathaniel Willis writer/editor/founder (American Monthly Magazine)

1809 Sebastian de Iradier Spanish composer (La Paloma)

1812 Ralph Pomeroy Buckland Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1892

1813 Jacon Gartner Lauman Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867

1820 Anne Jemima Clough England, promoted higher education for women

1831 Pieter J Joubert General (South Africa)

1843 Pierre-Paul Cambon French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)

1844 Johan Peter Selmer composer

1847 W R Pettiford Founder (Alabama Penny Savings Bank)

1855 Amedee-Ernest Chausson Paris France, composer (Poème for Violin & Orchestra)

1865 Friedrich A H von Waldeck brother of queen Emma/last ruler of Waldeck

1866 Richard Le Gallienne English writer (Maker of Gainborg)

1868 Wilhelm Schäfer German writer (Ein Totschläger)

1870 Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu composer

1873 Charles A Ellwood US, sociologist/psychologist

1873 Johannes V Jensen Denmark, novelist/poet/essayist (Energy Storage, Nobel 1944)

1877 Ruth St Denis Newark NJ, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses)

1878 Finlay Currie Scotland, actor (Quo Vadis, Ivanhoe, Avengers)

1883 Betram Home Ramsay English admiral/Commander Allied Naval Forces

1884 A[braham P] Merritt US, sci-fi author (Moon Pool, Creep Shadow!)

1889 Huddie “Leadbelly” Ledbetter Mooringsport LA, blues 12 string guitarist (Rock Island Line)

1891 Mischa Elman Talnoye Ukraine, US violinist

1892 Roscoe Ates Grange MS, actor (Deputy Roscoe-Marshal of Gunsight Pass)

1893 Kaj Birket-Smith Danish etnologist/anthropologist (Eskimos)

1894 Harold L Gray creator (Little Orphan Annie)

1894 Walter Hamor Piston Rockland Maine, composer (Incredible Flutis)

1895 Eva A Jessye US singer/actress/songwriter (Hallelujah)

1896 George Burns [Nathan Birnbaum], New York City NY, actor/comedian (Oh God)

1896 Rolfe Sedan New York City NY, actor (Mailman-George Burns Show)

1896 Elmer R Diktonius Finnish musicologist/author (Janne Kubik)

1897 Mae Busch Australian/US actress (Cowboy Socialist)

1898 Colin Clive [Greig], St Malo France, actor (Bride of Frankenstein)

1899 Alexander Tcherepnin composer

1899 Kenjiro Takayanagi Vice President (JVC)

19– Colleen Zenk Pinter Barrington IL, actress (Barbara-As the World Turns)

19– Karen Morris Gowdy Cheyenne WY, actress (Faith-Ryan’s Hope)

1900 Boris Semyonovich Shekhter composer

1900 Doris Deane Wisconsin, entertainer

1903 Leon Ames Portland Indiana, actor (Mr Ed, Father of the Bride)

1903 Sybil Marion Rosenfeld theatre historian

1904 Theodore Brameld author/educator (Use of Explosive Ideas)

1904 Alexandra Danilova Peterhof Russia, ballerina (Turning Point)

1904 Renato Caccioppoli Italian mathematician/grandson of Bakunin

1907 Roy Welensky Premier (Rhodesia/Nyasaland 1956-63)

1908 Ian Peebles cricketer (Scottish leg-spinner, England 1927-31)

1908 Paula Wessely Austrian actress/producer (Masquerade)

1908 Wilfred Conwell Bain composer

1910 Abram Hill director/playwright/founder (American Negro Theater)

1910 Joy Adamson naturalist/author (Born Free)

1910 Ennio Porrino composer

1910 Lauritz Lauritzen German politician

1910 Nina Verchinina dancer choreographer/teacher

1912 Christopher Casson Irish actor (Zardoz, Educating Rita)

1914 Wensley Pithey Cape Town South Africa, actor (Winston Churchill-Ike)

1915 Joe Hitchcock darts player (leader of St Dunstan’s Four)

1915 C W Ceram [Kurt W Marek], German/US writer (March of Archaeology)

1916 Jopie [Johan A] Pengel premier of Suriname (1963-69)

1916 Walter Bartley biochemist

1919 Alex Nicol Ossining NY, actor (Man From Laramie, Air Cadet)

1919 Royalton Kisch British conductor

1919 Stepan Lucky composer

1920 DeForest Kelley Atlanta GA, actor (Dr McCoy-Star Trek)

1920 Federico Fellini Rimini Italy, director (8½, Satyricon, La Dolce Vita)

1920 Peter Clemoes anglo-Saxon scholar

1920 Richard John Copeland Atkinson archaeologist

1920 Sam M Gibbons (Representative-D-FL, 1963- )

1921 Bernt Engelmann Germany, writer

1922 Ray Anthony Pennsylvania, orchestra leader (Ray Anthony Show, Peter Gunn Theme)

1922 Lord James Hanson English industrialist/House of Lords (Conservative)

1924 Yvonne Loriod Houilles France, pianist

1925 E Cardenal writer

1925 Edwin Gordon New York City NY, VOA correspondent

1925 Eugen Gomringer writer

1925 George Connol NFL Hall-of-Famer

1926 Patricia Neal Packard KY, actress (Hud, Subject Was Roses)

1926 Robert L Van Citters cardiology/advisory panelist/UW dean

1926 David Eugene Tudor Philadelphia PA, composer

1926 Michael Higgins Brooklyn NY, actor (1918, Wanda, Black Stallion)

1927 Geoffrey WT Atkins British World Champion racket player (1954-72)

1927 Olivier Strebelle Belgian sculptor/ceramist

1928 Martin Landau Brooklyn NY, actor (Mission Impossible, Tucker, Space 1999)

1928 Peter Donat Kentville Nova Scotia, actor (Flamingo Road, Different Story)

1928 William Berger Austria, actress (Adventure of Hercules)

1929 Arte Johnson Chicago IL, comedian (Laugh-in, Don’t Call Me Charlie)

1930 Edwin E “Buzz” Aldrin Jr Montclair NJ, USAF/astronaut (Gemini 12, Apollo 11)

1931 Sawako Ariyoshi Japanese writer (Compound Pollution, Doctor’s Wife)

1931 Thomas Roy Garrett museum curator

1933 Ron Townson St Louis MO, rock vocalist (5th Dimension-Up Up & Away)

1934 Tom Baker actor (Angels Die Hard, Vault of Horror)

1936 Eldred G Maduro minister (Netherlands Antilles)

1937 Dorothy Provine Deadwood SD, actress (Good Neighbor Sam, Darn Cat)

1939 Murle Breer LPGA golfer

1939 Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe Indian astronomer

1940 Carol Heiss Jenkins New York City NY, figure skater (Olympics-gold/silver-56, 60)

1940 Jorge Peixinho composer

1941 Ronald Townson rock vocalist (5th Dimension-Aquarius)

1942 Slim Whitman yodeler/country singer (Home on the Range)

1943 Roeland HG “Roel” van Duyn Dutch Provo politician

1944 Isao Okano Japan, middleweight judo (Olympics-gold-1964)

1944 Eddie Shah English publisher (Today, Post)

1944 Lieven Soete Dutch publicist (Molotov-Ribbentrop-pact)

1945 Eric Stewart rock guitarist (10CC-I’m Not in Love)

1945 Peter Beckwith English real estate developer/multi-millionaire

1946 David Lynch Missoula MT, actor/director (Blue Velvet, Dune, Eraserhead, Twin Peaks)

1947 George Grantham rocker (Poco-Crazy Eyes)

1947 Malcolm McLaren founded rock group (Sex Pistols-God Save the Queen)

1948 Jerry L Ross Indiana, Lieutenant-Colonel USAF/astronaut (STS 61B, 27, 37, 55, 74, 88)

1948 Anatoly Shcharansky Soviet human rights activist/émigré

1948 Melvyn John Pritchard England, rocker (Barclay James Harvest)

1949 Ivana Trump former wife of Donald

1949 Kieron Walsh academic

1950 Henk Batenburgh cabaret performer/singer (Waaldrecht)

1951 Magomed Omarovich Tolboyev Russian cosmonaut

1952 Ian Hill bass guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin the Law)

1952 Paul Stanley [Eisen], rock guitarist (KISS-Beth)

1955 Joe Doherty Ireland, IRA activist (jailed in US)

1955 Michael Anthony rock bassist/singer (Van Halen-Pretty Woman, Jump, 1984)

1956 John Naber US, 100m/200m backstroke swimmer (Olympics-4 gold-1976)

1956 Bill Maher comedian (Politically Incorrect)

1956 John McNally Naha Okinawa, US rapid fire pistol (Olympics-84, 88, 92, 96)

1956 John Phillips Naber Evanston IL, swimmer (Olympics-4 gold/silver-76)

1957 Leonard C Clements Cherry Point NC, PGA golfer (1994 Bob Hope-2nd)

1958 Lorenzo Lamas Los Angeles CA, actor (Lance-Falcon Crest, California Fever)

1959 Lea Antonoplis West Covina CA, tennis star

1963 Scott Fisher San Jose CA, Australian basketball forward (Olympics-96)

1964 Ozzie Guillen Oculare del Tuy Venezuela, shortstop (Chicago White Sox)

1964 Roger Smith Freeport Bahamas, tennis doubles player

1964 Ron Harper NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)

1964 Victoria Sellers London England, actress (Crime Zone, Warlords)

1965 Brad Brink US baseball pitcher (San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies)

1966 Tia Carrere Honolulu HI, actress (Wayne’s World, General Hospital)

1966 Bert Weidner NFL guard (Miami Dolphins)

1966 Chris Morris NBA forward (Utah Jazz)

1966 Rich Gannon NFL quarterback (Kansas City Chiefs)

1966 Tracii Guns rock guitarist (LA Guns-It’s Over Now)

1967 Joe Pasquale rocker (Prey)

1967 Mark Stepnoski NFL center (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)

1967 Stacey Dash Bronx NY, actress (Dionne-Clueless)

1968 Junior Murray cricketer (West Indies keeper, no relation to Derryck or David)

1968 Nick Anderson NBA guard/forward (Orlando Magic)

1969 Tia Marie Zorne Las Vegas NV, Miss America-Nevada (1990)

1969 Andre Romal Cason Virginia Beach VA, 100m runner

1969 Melissa Rivers New York City NY, TV hostess (MTV, CBS Morning News)

1970 Anita St Rose Miss Great Britain-Universe (1996)

1970 Dennis Hulshof soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)

1970 Deon Figures cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)

1970 Marvin Benard Bluefields Nicaragua, outfielder (San Francisco Giants)

1970 Rob Gaudreau Lincoln, NHL center (Ottawa Senators)

1970 Ron Carpenter NFL/WLAF safety (New York Jets, Amsterdam Admirals)

1970 Skeet Ulrich actor (Scream)

1970 Terry Kirby NFL running back (Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers)

1970 Thomas “Tom” Murray Buffalo NY, rower (Olympics-1996)

1971 Alan Young NFL defensive end (New York Jets)

1971 Andrei Skabelka NHL forward (Belarus, Olympics-98)

1971 Johnny Mitchell NFL tight end (New York Jets)

1971 Karin Smith Miss Minnesota USA (1996)

1972 Alcides Catanho NFL outside linebacker (New England Patriots)

1973 Eddie Kennison wide receiver (St Louis Rams)

1973 Jalen Rose NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)

1974 Calvin Harrison Orlando Florida, 200m/400m runner

1974 Rae Carruth wide receiver (Carolina Panthers) Football pro football player convicted of hiring someone to kill his pregnant girlfriend

1977 Paul “Goggo” Adams cricketer (lefty very unorthodox bowler for South Africa)


0250 Fabianus Pope (236-50)/saint, dies

0820 Abu Abdallah M ibn Idris al-Sjafi’i Islamic (Book of Mother), dies

0842 Theophilus Byzantine kaiser (829-42), dies

0882 Louis II/III the Younger German king (876-82), dies

1479 John II king of Aragon/Navarra, dies at 81

1569 Miles Coverdale English bible translator Great bible, dies at 80

1612 Rudolf II von Habsburg emperor of Germany (1576-1612), dies at 59

1639 Mustapha I sultan of Turkey (1622-23), dies

1666 Anna of Austria queen of France/daughter of Philip III, dies at 64

1691 Christian de Placker composer, dies at 77

1713 Pavao Vitezovic Croatian historian, dies

1727 John van Bylevelt Catholic apostle, dies

1745 Charles VII Albert German emperor (1742-45), dies at 47

1779 John Burman Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71

1789 Johann Christoph Oley composer, dies at 50

1798 Christian Cannabich German composer/royal chaplain master, dies at 66

1813 C M Wieland writer, dies at 79

1819 Carlos IV King of Spain (1788-1808), dies at 70

1830 Michal Bogdanowicz composer, dies at 50

1837 John Soane English architect (Book of Designs), dies at 84

1838 Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges composer, dies at 64

1857 Edward Francis Fitzwilliam composer, dies at 32

1859 B v Arnim writer, dies at 73

1859 Bettina Brentano composer, dies at 73

1862 General Felix Zollicoffer killed after mistakenly riding into union lines

1862 Felix Zollicoffer General killed after mistakenly riding into Union lines

1882 John Linnell British painter/miniaturist/engraver, dies

1890 Franz Paul Lachner composer, dies at 86

1891 David Kalakahua emperor of Hawaii, dies

1896 Heinrich M von Battenberg German son-in-law of Victoria, dies at 37

1900 John Ruskin English writer/critic (Dearest Mama Talbot), dies of influenza at 81

1900 R D Blackmore English novelist (Lorna Doone), dies at 74

1900 Richard D Blackmore English novelist (Lorna Doone), dies at 74

1905 Stanislaw Pilinski composer, dies at 65

1914 Emil Liebling composer, dies at 62

1914 Henry Southwick Perkins composer, dies at 80

1936 King George V of Britain dies at 70, succeeded by Edward VIII

1943 Giacomo Benvenuti composer, dies at 57

1947 Josh Gibson Negro League slugger, dies of a brain tumor at age 35

1948 Mahatma Gandhi India’s pacifist, assassinated

1949 Josephus T J Cuypers architect (Amsterdam Stock Exchange), dies at 87

1952 Arthur Farwell composer, dies at 74

1954 Fred Root cricketer (England pace bowler in 3 Tests vs Australia 1926), dies

1954 Warren Bardsley cricketer (41 Tests for Australia, 2469 runs), dies

1957 James Connolly 1st Olympic winner (1896) since Barasdates (369 CE), dies

1959 Carl Switzer actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang), shot to death at 31

1960 Matt Moore actor (Deluge, Coquette), dies at 72

1962 Robinson Jeffers poet/playwright (Dear Judas), dies at 75

1964 Jan Rychlik composer, dies at 47

1965 Alan Freed DJ (Big Beat), dies at 42

1971 Gilbert M Anderson actor (1st Movie Cowboy), dies at 88

1973 Amilcar L Cabral fought for Guinea Bissau independence, murdered 51

1974 Edmund Blunden British poet/critic, dies at 77

1975 Franz André Belgian conductor, dies at 81

1984 Peter John [Johnny] Weissmuller actor (Tarzan, Jungle Jim), dies after a series of strokes in Acapulco at 79

1984 Jackie Wilson rocker, dies at 49 from a heart attack

1985 Jo Juda Dutch musician, dies at 75

1987 Tom Dollery cricketer (4 Tests for England 1947-50), dies

1988 Philippe de Rothschild Bordeaux Vineyard manager, dies in Paris at 86

1989 Beatrice Lillie actress (Thoroughly Modern Millie), dies at 94

1990 Barbara Stanwyck [Ruby Stevens], actress (Big Valley), dies at 82

1990 Miloslav Istvan composer, dies at 61

1990 Naruhito Higashi-Kuni Japanese PM (1945), dies

1991 Bill Riordon US tennis promoter (Jimmy Connors), dies

1991 Louis Seigner actor (Eclipse, Special Section), dies in a fire at 87

1992 Muhammad Abd al-Khaliq Hassuna Secretary-General of Arab League (1952-72), dies

1992 Roberto d’Aubuisson leader of El Salvador, dies

1993 Audrey Hepburn actress (Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Roman Holiday), dies of colon cancer in Tolochenaz, Switzerland at 63

1993 Joseph Anthony [Deuster] US director/actor (Rainmaker), dies at 80

1993 Mercer McCleod entertainer, dies of heart failure at 86

1994 Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Kenyan Vice-President (1963-66), dies at about 81

1994 Matt Busby Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United), dies at 84

1995 John Halas Hungarian/US cartoonist (Animal Farm), dies at 81

1995 Mehdi Bazargan director Iranian oil corp/premier (1979), dies at 86

1995 Robert Shaw town Planner, dies at 81

1996 Buster Benton singer/guitarist, dies at 63

1996 David Robin Francis Guy Greville 8th Duke of Warwick, dies at 61

1996 Ellis Hillman politician, dies at 68

1996 Gerald Joseph Mulligan baritone saxophonist/composer, dies at 68

1996 Liesbeth Askonas concert agent, dies at 83

1996 Peter Stadlen pianist/critic, dies at 85

1996 Sidney Korshak lawyer, dies at 87

1997 Curt Flood centerfielder (Cards), dies of throat cancer at 59

1997 Edith Haisman the oldest survivor of Titanic, dies at 100

1997 Vladimir Yamnikov owner (Kristall vodka), dies of cirrhosis at 56

1998 Zevulun Hammer Vice PM of Israel, dies







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