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Welcome to It's History! for yesterday, Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Events for yesterday in history Birthdays  Deaths
0607 Comet 1P/607 H1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0898 AUs of Earth
1451 Alam Shah of Delhi resigns throne
1524 Pope Clemens VII fires Neth inquisitor-general French Van de Holly
1529 2nd Parliament of Spiers bans Lutheranism
1539 Charles, protestant German monarch, signs Treaty of Frankrfurt
1552 Mauritius of Saksen captures Karel
1587 Sir Frances Drake sails into Cadiz Spain & sinks Spanish fleet
1591 Chartres surrenders to king Henri IV in France
1619 Theatrum Anatomicum opens in Amsterdam
1713 Emperor Karel VI ends Pragmatic Sanctions
1770 Amsterdam buys Van Aerssens family 1/3 part of Suriname
1770 Capt James Cook 1st sees Australia
1774 CW Glucks opera "Iphigenia in Aulis," premieres in Paris
1775 Minutemen Capt John Parker orders not to fire unless fired upon
1775 Revolution begins-Lexington Common, shot "heard round the world"
1782 Netherlands recognizes US
1825 33 patriotic exiles return to Uruguay
1836 Nikolai Gogol's "Revisor," premieres in St Petersburg
1837 Cheyney University forms as the Institute for Colored Youth
1839 Treaty of London constitutes Belgium an independent kingdom & Luxembourg a Grand Duchy
1852 Calif Historical Society forms
1853 Netherlands Van Hall govt forms
1861 Baltimore riots-4 soldiers, 9 civilians killed
1861 Lincoln orders blockade of Confederate ports (Civil War)
1863 Union troops/fleet occupy For Huger, Virginia
1864 Naval Engagement at Cherbourg, FR: USS Kearsage vs CSS Alabama
1874 Barracks on Alcatraz Island destroyed in fire
1877 Opera "Les Cloches de Cornerville" is produced (Paris)
1890 Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in Brussels
1892 Charles Duryea takes 1st American-made auto out for a spin (Mass)
1894 Jules Massenet's opera "Werther," premieres in NYC
1896 Herzl's "The Jewish State" is published
1897 1st American marathon ran, John J McDermott wins in 2:55:10 (Boston)
1897 1st Boston Marathon won by John McDermott of NY in 2:55:10
1897 1st performance of Debussy's "Pelléas et Mélisande"
1898 2nd Boston Marathon won by Ron McDonald of Mass in 2:42:00
1899 3rd Boston Marathon won by Lawrence Brignolia of Mass in 2:54:38
1900 4th Boston Marathon won by Jim Caffrey of Canada in 2:39:44.4
1900 Highest scoring opening game, Phils beat Braves 19-17 in 10
1901 5th Boston Marathon won by Jim Caffrey of Canada in 2:29:23.6
1901 James J Caffrey wins Boston marathon (2:29:23.6)
1902 6th Boston Marathon won by Sam Mellor of NY in 2:43:12
1904 8th Boston Marathon won by Michael Spring of NY in 2:38:04.4
1904 Much of Toronto destroyed by fire
1905 9th Boston Marathon won by Fred Lorz of NY in 2:38:25.4
1906 10th Boston Marathon won by Tim Ford of Mass in 2:45:45
1906 Belgian naval education ship Comte The Stain de Naeyer sets sail
1906 SF Earthquake ends killing 452
1907 11th Boston Marathon won by Tom Longboat of Canada in 2:24:24
1909 13th Boston Marathon won by Henri Renaud of NH in 2:53:36.8
1909 Joan of Arc, declared a saint
1910 14th Boston Marathon won by Fred Cameron of Canada in 2:28:52.4
1910 Halley's comet seen by naked eye 1st time this trip (Curacao)
1911 15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:21:39.6
1911 George Bernard Shaw's "Fanny's First Play," premieres in London
1912 16th Boston Marathon won by Mike Ryan of NY in 2:21:18.2
1913 17th Boston Marathon won by Fritz Carlson of Minn in 2:25:14.8
1915 19th Boston Marathon won by Edouard Fabre of Canada in 2:31:41.2
1916 "Bing Boys are Here" opens in London
1916 20th Boston Marathon won by Arthur Roth of Mass in 2:27:16.4
1916 Italians troops conquer Col di Lana at Merano
1917 21st Boston Marathon won by Bill Kennedy of NY in 2:28:37.2
1919 23rd Boston Marathon won by Carl Linder of Mass in 2:29:13.4
1919 French assembly decides on 8 hour work day
1919 Leslie Irvin of US makes 1st parachute jump & free fall
1919 Opera "Monsieur Beaucaire" is produced (London)
1920 24th Boston Marathon won by Peter Trivoulidas of Greece in 2:29:31
1921 25th Boston Marathon won by Frank Zuna of NJ in 2:18:57.6
1921 Funeral of last German Emperoress, Augusta Victoria
1922 26th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:18:10
1923 27th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:23:37.4
1923 New Egyptian law allows suffrage for men, except soldiers
1924 "National Barn Dance" premieres on WLS Chicago
1924 28th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:29:40.2
1926 30th Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:25:40.4
1927 "Vagabond King" opens in London
1927 31st Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:40:22.2
1928 32nd Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:37:07.8
1928 Japanese troops occupies Sjantung-schiereiland
1928 Yanks are out of 1st place for 1st time since May 1926
1929 33rd Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:33:08.6
1930 34th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:34:48.2
1932 36th Boston Marathon won by Paul de Bruyn of Germany in 2:33:36.4
1932 Pres Herbert Hoover suggests 5 day work week
1933 37th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of RI in 2:31:01.6
1933 FDR announces US will leave gold standard
1934 38th Boston Marathon won by Dave Komonen of Canada in 2:32:53.8
1934 Shirley Temple appears in her 1st movie, "Stand Up & Cheer"
1935 39th Boston Marathon won by John A Kelley of Mass in 2:32:07.4
1936 Anti-Jewish riots break out in Palestine
1937 41st Boston Marathon won by Walter Young of Canada in 2:33:20
1937 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1938 42nd Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of RI in 2:35:34.8
1938 Phil Emmett Mueller & Dodger Ernie Koy both homer in their 1st at bat
1939 43rd Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown of RI in 2:28:51.8
1939 Connecticut finally approves Bill of Rights (148 years late)
1940 "Lake Shore Ltd" derails speed killing 34 near Little Falls NY
1940 44th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Coté of Canada in 2:28:28.6
1940 Dutch prime minister De Geer declares state of siege
1941 45th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of RI in 2:30:38
1941 B Brecht's "Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder," premieres in Zrich
1941 Bulgarian troops invade Macedonia
1941 Milk rationed in Holland
1942 46th Boston Marathon won by Joe Smith of Mass in 2:26:51.2
1943 -May 16] Revolt in Warsaw Ghetto under Mordechai Anielewicz
1943 47th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Coté of Canada in 2:28:25.8
1943 Jews attack Nazi occupation forces at Warsaw Ghetto
1943 SS-lt-gen Jrgen Stoop leads destruction of ghetto of Warsaw
1944 Allied fleet attack Sabang Sumatra
1945 49th Boston Marathon won by John A Kelley of Mass in 2:30:40.2
1945 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "Carousel" opens on Broadway
1945 US aircraft carrier Franklin heavy damaged in Japanese air raid
1945 US offensive against Shuri-barrier on Okinawa
1946 Yankees switch from 3rd base to 1st base dug out
1947 51st Boston Marathon won by Yun Bok Soh of Korea in 2:25:39
1947 AAU record for a 25' rope climb is set in 4.7 seconds
1947 French ship explodes in Texas City harbor, kills about 522
1947 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
1947 Suh Yun Buck wins world record marathon (2:25:39)
1948 52nd Boston Marathon won by Gerard Coté of Canada in 2:31:02
1948 ABC-TV network begins
1948 Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China
1949 53rd Boston Marathon won by Gosta Leandersson of Sweden in 2:31:50.8
1949 Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth
1950 54th Boston Marathon won by Kee Yong Ham of Korea in 2:32:39
1951 "Tree Grows in Brooklyn" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 267 perfs
1951 55th Boston Marathon won by Shigeki Tanaka of Japan in 2:27:45
1951 Gen Douglas MacArthur ends his military career
1952 56th Boston Marathon won by Doroteo Flores of Guatemala in 2:31:53
1953 Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open
1953 WAFB TV channel 9 in Baton Rouge, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 58th Boston Marathon won by Veikko Karvonen of Finland in 2:20:39
1954 7-time winner of Boston Marathon, 65-year-old Clarence Demar, runs his last race at Boston finishing 78th
1955 59th Boston Marathon won by Hideo Hamamura of Japan in 2:18:22
1956 1st ML baseball game in NJ, Dodgers beat Phils in Roosevelt Stadium
1956 60th Boston Marathon won by Antti Viskari of Finland in 2:14:14
1956 US actress Grace Kelly marries Monaco's Prince Rainier III (in Church)
1958 62nd Boston Marathon won by Franjo Mihalic of Yugoslavia in 2:25:54
1959 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1959 Uprising in La Paz Bolivia, fails
1960 64th Boston Marathon won by Paavo Kotila of Finland in 2:20:54
1960 Baseball uniforms begin displaying player's names on their backs
1960 Comiskey Park's famed "exploding" scoreboard begins operating
1961 65th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:39
1962 66th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:48
1962 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 46,900m
1963 "Hot Spot" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 43 performances
1963 67th Boston Marathon won by Aurele Vandendriessche of Belg in 2:18:58
1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational
1964 Rightist coup in Laos, Suvanna Phuma remains premier
1964 Roger Sessions' opera "Montezuma," premieres in West-Berlin
1965 1st all news radio station (WINS 1010 AM in NYC) begins operating
1965 69th Boston Marathon won by Morio Shigematsu of Japan in 2:16:33
1965 T.A.M.I. Show premieres in London
1965 At a cost of $20,000, the outer Astrodome ceiling is painted because of sun's glare, this causes the grass to die
1966 In 1st regular season game at Anaheim Stadium, Angels lose 3-1 to Chic
1966 70th Boston Marathon won by Kenji Kimihara of Japan in 2:17:11
1966 Roberta Bignay becomes 1st woman to run in the Boston Marathon
1967 "Casino Royale" premieres
1967 71st Boston Marathon won by Dave McKenzie of New Zealand in 2:15:45
1967 Beatles sign a contract to stay together for 10 years (they don't)
1967 US Surveyor III lands on Moon
1967 Yugoslav author Mihaljo Mihaljov sentenced 4« years
1968 72nd Boston Marathon won by Amby Burfoot of Conn in 2:22:17
1968 Belgian construction workers strike
1968 NL owners approve expansion for 2 new teams
1970 "Look to the Lilies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 perfs
1970 24th Tony Awards: Borstal Boy & Applause win
1970 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational
1971 75th Boston Marathon won by Alvaro Mejia of Colombia in 2:18:45
1971 Charles Manson sentenced to life (Sharon Tate murder)
1971 Sierra Leone becomes a republic (Natl Day)
1971 USSR Salyut 1 launched; 1st manned lab in orbit
1972 "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" opens at Playhouse NYC for 1,065 perfs
1972 Bangladesh becomes a member of British Commonwealth
1972 Hungary revises constitution
1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday & Tomorrow"
1973 Steinbrenner replaces Mike Burke with Gabe Paul as Yankee president
1973 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1974 Oriole Al Bumbry hits an inside-the-park HR against NY Yankees
1975 India launches 1st satellite with help of USSR
1976 5th Boston Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt of Wis in 2:47:10
1976 80th Boston Marathon won by Jack Fultz of Wash, DC in 2:20:19
1978 Yitzhak Navron elected 5th president of Israel
1979 FCC raids & shuts down pirate radio station WFAT (Bkln NY)
1979 Following a 6-3 loss to the Orioles, Yanks Goose Gossage & Cliff
1979 Johnson brawl, Gossage sustains a sprained ligament in his left thumb
1981 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Florida Lady Citrus Golf
1981 Oakland A's runs record to 11-0
1981 William Finn's musical "March of Falsettos," premieres in NYC
1981 Rochester Red Wings & Pawtucket Red Sox play to 2-2 tie in 32 innings, game suspended at 4:07 AM (Pawtucket later wins in 33rd)
1982 11th Boston Women's Marathon won by Charlotte Teske of Ger in 2:29:33
1982 86th Boston Marathon won by Alberto Salazar of Oreg in 2:08:51
1982 Guinon Bluford announced as 1st black astronaut
1982 Rosie Ruiz, marathon race cheater, arrested for forgery
1982 Sally Ride announced as 1st woman astronaut
1982 USSR Salyut 7 space station put into orbit
1983 France performs nuclear test
1984 Nemesis, death star of dinosaurs 1st appears in print (Nature mag)
1985 16th Space Shuttle Mission (51-D)-Discovery 4 returns to Earth
1985 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1986 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1987 Brendon Kuruppu scores 201* on Test Cricket debut (Sri Lanka v NZ)
1987 Brewers score 5 runs in 9th to win 6-4 & record 12th straight AL win
1987 Gregory Robertson does 200-mph free fall to save unconscious skydiver
1987 Jacqueline Blanc, sets women's downhill ski speed rec (124.902 mph)
1987 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Santa Barbara Golf Open
1987 LA Clippers end season with a terrible 12-70 record
1987 Last wild condor captured on California wildlife reserve
1987 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1989 Gun turret explodes on USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors
1989 Kevin Elster (NY Mets), sets errorless shortstop mark at 73
1989 Republic Day in Sierra Leone
1990 Contra guerrillas, leftist Sandinistas & incoming govt agree to truce
1990 Marla Maples appears on ABC's Prime-Time
1990 Pistons & 76'ers get into a fight accruing $162,500 fines (NBA record)
1990 Truce in Nicaragua's civil war
1991 Evander Holyfield beats George Foreman in 12 for heavywgt boxing title
1991 Greyhound Bus posts $195 million loss for 1990
1992 "4 Baboons Adoring the Sun" closes at Beaumont NYC after 38 perf
1992 Balki & Mary Ann wed on "Perfect Strangers"
1992 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Sega Women's Golf Championship
1993 22nd Boston Women's Marathon won by Olga Markova of Russia in 2:25:27
1993 97th Boston Marathon won by Cosmas N'deti of Kenya in 2:09:33
1993 Branch Davidians in Waco Texas commit suicide after 51 day siege
1993 Fire in psychiatric institute in South Korea, kills 40
1994 15th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1994 Graeme Obree bicycles world record 10km (11:25.88)
1994 Inkatha ends boycott of South African multi-racial election
1994 Rodney King award $3,800,000 in compensation of police beating
1994 Supreme Court outlaws excluding people from juries because of gender
1995 Chopper 4 1st used on WNBC TV (NYC) news
1995 Truck bomb at Federal Building in Okla City, kills 168 & injures 500
1996 Rangers scores 16 in 8th vs Orioles
1996 South Africa defeat Pakistan to win the Pepsi Cup in Sharjah
1997 Renee Slaughter, crowned 14th Miss Hawaiian Tropic Intl
1997 SD Padres & St Louis Cards play at Aloha Stadium Hawaii
1998 59th PGA Seniors Golf Championship:
1998 wins City of Hope Golf Classic
Birthdays for yesterday in history Events  Deaths
1320Pedro I, King of Portugal (1357-67)
1605Orazio Benevoli, composer
1660Sebastian Duron, composer
1700Georg Abraham Schneider, composer
1715James Nares, composer
1721Roger Sherman, signer (Decl of Ind, Constitution)
1721Thomas McKean, attorney (signed Declaration of Independence) [or 3/19]
1728Francisco Albergati Capacelli, Italian playwright
1737Geert Reinders, Dutch cattle breeder/inoculation propagandist
1768Adrian H Haworth, English entomologist/botanist
1771Giuseppe Cartufo, composer
1772David Ricardo, economist
1785Alexandre Pierre François Boely, composer
1795Christian Gottfried Ehrenburg, German zoologist
1798Franz Joseph Glaser, composer
1798Heinrich Maria von Hess, historical painter
1801Gustav T Fechner, [Dr Mises], German philosopher/physicist
1805Charles Edmond-Hénri de Coussemaker, Belgian musicologist/historian
1817John Philip, painter
1821Mortimer Dormer Leggett, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1896
1830Rudolf Cornely, German bible expert/jesuit
1832José Echegaray y Eizaguirre, mathematician/dramatist (Nobel 1904)
1832Lucretia Rudolph Garfield, 1st lady (1881)
1838August[us] Allebé, Dutch painter/lithographer
1840Andrea Bezzola, writer
1850Edward John Gregory, painter/engraver
1850Theo Mann-Bouwmeester, Dutch actress (Pink Bernd, Hedda Gabler)
1857Lucien Levy-Bruhl, philosopher
1858May Robson, [Mary J Robison], Melbourne Aust, actress (Apple Annie)
1858Siegfried Ochs, composer
1861Warden Oncle, [Edward Vermeulen], Flemish farmer/writer
1863Felix Blumenfeld, composer
1866Henri WA Deterding, Dutch oil magnate (Royal Oil, Shell)
1868Max Von Schillings, German composer/conductor (Der Pfeifertag)
1873Sydney Barnes, cricketer (probably England's greatest bowler)
1874Firmin Baes, Flemish painter
1876Hendrik W A E, duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin/king of Netherlands
1877Ole Evinrude, inventor (outboard marine engine)
1879Richard Scheibe, German sculptor (Adler mit Hakenkreuz)
1883Get£lio Vargas, president of Brazil (1930-45, 1951-54), modernizer
1888William L Axt, composer
1890Lou Bandy, [Lodewijk F Dieben], revue-artist (Look for the Sun)
1891Francoise Rosay, Paris, actress (Interlude, Women in Prison, Saraband)
1891Ricardo Bacchelli, Italian writer/poet (La Ronda)
1892Germaine Tailleferre, [Les Six], Pau-St-Maur France, composer
1897Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, sculptor/art benefactor
1897Vivienne Segal, Phila, Broadway actress (Pal Joey)
1898Constance Talmadge, Brooklyn NY, comedienne/actress (Intolerance)
1898Sybil Andrews, English/Canadian painter
1900Richard Arthur Warren Hughes, English writer (Fiction as Truth)
1903Eliot Ness, untouchable (FBI agent-Chicago)
1905John S "Jimmy" Thach, US pilot/admiral (WW II)
1905Tommy Benford, jazz drummer
1907Alan Wheatley, England, actor (Adventure of Robin Hood)
1907Gino Contilli, composer
1907Lina Basquette, Mateo Cal, actress (Paradise Park, Pleasure, Goldie)
1910Andrew Gilchrist, historian/diplomat
1911Francesco Maria Saraceni, composer
1912Glen T Seaborg, US chemist (AEC, plutonium, Nobel 1951)
1912Glenn T Seaborg, chemist/discoverer (Plutonium)
1912William Murray, teacher/educationalist
1913Cyril English, British educator
1914Andrew Wilkinson, pediatrician
1915Dorian Le Gallienne, composer
1915Harry Craft, baseball manager
1917Johnny Hoes, Dutch musician/producer (Wished I'd stayed with my Mom)
1919Gil Langley, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1951-56)
1920Frank Fontaine, Cambridge Mass, comedian (Crazy Guggenheim)
1921Glyn England, CEO (CEGB, Windcluster Ltd)
1921Will Ogdon, composer
1922Erich Hartmann, German WW II pilot (downed 352 Russian aircrafts)
1922Luigi Barbbarito, reverend (Apostolic ProNuncio)
1925Hugh O'Brian, [Krampke], Rochester NY, actor (Wyatt Earp, Search)
1927Don Barbour, Greencastle Ind, singer (4 Freshmen)
1928Alexis Korner, Paris, musician (Blues Inc-Bootleg Him)
1928John Horlock, British vice-chancellor (Open College)
1929Edward Crook, Detroit Mich, middleweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1960)
1931Alex Webster, football coach (NY Giants)
1931Denis Henry, British high court judge
1931Garfield Morgan, Brtish actor (Odessa File, To Catch a Spy)
1931Hendrick J "Kobie" Coetsee, South Africa minister of Defense/Justice
1932Andrea Mead Lawrence, Rutland Vt, alpine slalom skier (Oly-2 gold-52)
1932Jayne Mansfield, [Vera Jane Palmer], Bryn Mawr Pa, actress (Fat Spy)
1933Dick Sargent, Carmel Calif, actor (Darrin-Bewitched)
1933Harold "Dickie" Bird, cricketer (noted England Test umpire)
1934Dickie Goodman, parody singer (Flying Saucer)
1934Jan Helge Guttorm Bark, composer
1934John Roch, high court judge
1935Dudley Moore, London England, actor (10, Arthur, Bedazzled, 6 Weeks)
1935Peter Scott, QC
1936Csaba Szabo, composer
1936Ruby Johnson, US singer (I'll Run Your Hurt Away)
1936Wilfried Martens, premier (Belgium, 1979-81, 1981-92)
1937Elinor Donahue, Tacoma Wash, actress (Father Knows Best, Get a Life)
1938Jonathan Tunick, composer
1939E Clay Shaw Jr, (Rep-R-FL, 1981- )
1939Ellen Weston, NYC, actress (Betty-SWAT)
1939Michael Macaulay, cricketer (Tvl, W Prov, OFS, NE Tvl, E Prov & S Afr)
1940Algy Cluff, CEO (Spectator, Cluff Resources)
1941Michel Roux, chef de cuisine
1942Alan Price, Eng, rock keyboardist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1943Mike Kelly, rocker (Duprees)
1944Bernard Worrell, US keyboardist (Funkadelic-Cosmic Slop)
1944Margo MacDonald, Scotish national broadcaster
1944Mark "Flo" Volman, rocker (Flo & Eddie, Turtles-Eleanor)/DJ (WKRK)
1945Nuria Ortiz, Mexico, skeet shooter (Olympic-13th-1968)
1946Leon Wessels, S Afr lawyer/underminister of Law & Order
1946Tim Curry, Cheshire England, actor (Rocky Horror Show)
1946Viktor Viktorovich Zabolotsky, Russia, cosmonaut (BST-02)
1947Frits Castricum, journalist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
1947Murray Perahia, NYC, pianist (Avery Fischer Prize-1975, Grammy 1988)
1947Wilf Stevenson, director (British Film Institute)
1949Myra McCulloch, teacher academic/administrator
1949Paloma Picasso, [Gilot], Paris France, actress (Immoral Tales)
1950Jeff Hammond, cricketer (Australian fast bowler on 1973 WI tour)
1950Marc Demeyer, Belgian bicyclist (Paris-Brussel '74)
1952Adny Shernoff, rocker
1953Sara Simeoni, Italy, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1980)
1954Trevor Francis, British soccer manager
1956Lori West, Denver CO, LPGA golfer (1994 State Farm-5th)
1956Sue Barker, England, tennis star
1957Belinda Lipscomb, vocalist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
1957Bo[as] Watson, vocalist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
1957Rod Morgenstern, rocker (Winger)
1960Frank Viola, Hempstead NY, pitcher (Twins, Mets/Cy Young-1988)
1961Richard Phelps, British pentathelete
1962Al Unser Jr, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)
1962Christa Teno, Tecumseh Ontario, LPGA golfer (1989 Mitsubishi-44th)
1964Harris Barton, NFL tackle (SF 49ers)
1964Scott Kamienicki, pitcher (NY Yankees)
1965Melita Rhn, Romania, horse vaulter (Olympic-bronze-1980)
1966Paul Reiffel, cricketer (Victorian & Australian pace bowler)
1966Randolph Keys, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
1968Ashley Taylor Judd, Granada Hills Calif, actress (Kuffs, Sisters)
1968Brent Mayne, Loma Linda CA, catcher (NY Mets)
1968Keith McCants, NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
1968Roger Reinson, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
1968Thomas Nock, Zurich Switzerland, actor (Tartort, Gemini-Twin Stars)
1969Carlos Reyes, Miami FL, pitcher (Oakland A's)
1969Danelle Marie Folta, Hammond IN, playmate (Apr, 1995)
1969James Westphal, Oak Park Illinois, 10k runner
1970Luis Miguel, Vera Cruz México, spanish singer
1970Michael Barrow, NFL linebacker (Houston Oilers, Carolina Panthers)
1970Rick Hamilton, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
1971Otis Scott, Gainesville Fla, 400m/800m runner
1972Eric Jack, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
1972Jeff Wilkins, NFL kicker (SF 49ers)
1974Ante Moric, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1975Jason Gillespie, cricketer (SA fast bowler, Australia 1996)
1975Nazarena Almada, Miss Argentina Universe (1997)
1975Temoc Suarez, Greenwood SC, soccer forward (Olympics-gold-96)
1976Vanessa Guzman, Miss Universe-Mexico (1996)
1978Adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996)
1978Whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96)
1979Challen Sievers, Downers Grove Ill, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)
1979Mariah Billado, Miss Vermont Teen USA (1997)
Deaths for yesterday in history Events  Birthdays
0843Judith, French empress/2nd wife of Louis de Vrome, dies
1044Gothelo, duke of Neth-Lotharingen, dies
1054Leo IX, [Bruno von Egesheim und Dagsburg], Pope (1049-54), dies at 51
1390Robert II, King of Scotland, dies
1529John Cuspinianus, [Spiessheimer], German physician, dies at about 55
1560Philipp Melanchton (Schwazerd), church reformer, dies at 63
1567Michael Stifel, German theologist/mathematician, dies at about 79
1588Paolo Veronese (Cagliari), painter, dies
1608Earl of Dorset, poet/statesman, dies
1645Anton van Diemen, gov-gen (Neth East Indies), dies at about 51
1645William Smith, composer, dies at 42
1658Robert Rich 2nd earl of Warwick, Engl Lord High Admiral, dies at ñ70
1689Christina, Queen of Sweden (1644-54), dies
1706Galenus Abrahamsz de Haen, Dutch baptist leader, dies
1739Nicholas Saunderson, mathematician, dies
1768Filippo della Valle, Italian sculptor, dies at about 70
1770Esprit Joseph Antoine Blanchard, composer, dies at 74
1772Johann Peter Kellner, composer, dies at 66
1773Florian Johann Deller, composer, dies at 43
1776Jacob Israel Emden, [Jacob ben Tswi], German rabbi, dies at 78
1791Richard Price, nonconformist minister/writer (Alabi's World), dies
1799Pieter Hellendaal, violinist/organist/composer (Glees), dies at 78
1813Benjamin Rush, physician/abolotionist (signed Decl of Ind), dies at 67
1824George Gorden Noel "Lord" Byron, poet, dies at 36
1852Vasili A Zjukovski, Russian folk poet/translator (Homerus), dies at 69
1862Louis Powell Harvey, US governor of Wisconsin, drowns
1862Simon Fraser, Canadian explorer, dies
1867Robert Smirke, British architect, dies
1870Andreas Schelfhout, painter/etcher/lithographer, dies at 83
1870Camille Marie Stamaty, composer, dies at 59
1870William Henry Havergal, composer, dies at 77
1874Owen Jones, architect, dies
1876Samuel Sebastian Wesley, composer, dies at 65
1881Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl (Beaconsfield)/novelist, dies
1881Michel Abeloos, Flemish sculptor, dies at 53
1882Charles Robert Darwin, evolutionist (Origin of Species), dies
1889Warren De La Rue, astronomer/chemist, dies
1893John Addington Symonds, critic/poet, dies
1895George Scharf, critic, dies
1895Victor J van Hinsbergh, South Neth engraver (PTT-stempels), dies at 70
1900Ivan K A‹vazovski, Russian painter (harbor scenes), dies at 82
1906Pierre Curie, French physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903), dies
1914Charles Pierce, philosopher/scientist, dies
1923Thomas Paine Westendorf, composer, dies at 75
1926Squire Bancroft, [Butterfield], actor/manager (Haymarket), dies at 84
1932Wladyslaw Rzepko, composer, dies at 77
1937William M Conway, English historian/explorer (Spitzbergen), dies at 81
1938Henry John Newbolt, poet/author (Studies Green & Gray), dies at 75
1938Marie-Clémentine "Suzanne" Valadon, French acrobat/model, dies at 72
1941Johanna Muller-Hermann, composer, dies at 63
1943Alexander Schmorell, German resistance fighter, beheaded
1943Gustave Doret, composer, dies at 76
1943Kurt Huber, German resistance fighter, beheaded
1943Willy Graf, German resistance fighter, beheaded
1944Tommy Hitchcock, polo player (Westchester Cup 1924, 27), dies at 44
1945J P Heyboer, resistance fighter, executed
1950Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th baron Berners/composer, dies at 66
1954Joe Laurie Jr, comedian (Can You Top This?), dies at 61
1956Ernst R Curtius, German literature historian, dies at 70
1956Lionel K P "Buster" Crabb, British diver (WW II), dies at 47
1956Léon N H Jungschlaeger, head milt intelligence Neth-Indies, dies at 52
1957Charles Funk, Encylopediest (Funk & Wagnalls), dies at 76
1957Johan W Albarda, 1st Dutch SDAP minister (1939-45), dies at 79
1964Cyril Merry, cricketer (WI batsman in 2 Tests 1933), dies
1965George Davis, actor (Private Lives, Devil May Care), dies at 75
1966Väinö A Tanner, Finnish premier (1926-27)/minister, dies at 85
1967Conrad Adenauer, West Germany chancellor (1949-63), dies at 91
1968Tommy Bridges, US baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), dies at 61
1969Casper Höweler, music critic, dies at 71
1972Adolf Bach, German philologist/sociologist, dies at 82
1978Emile de Strijker, Belgian philosopher, dies at 70
1980Ethel Wilson, actress (Aunt Harriet-Aldrich Family), dies at 88
1980Tony Beckley, actor (Assault, When a Stranger Calls), dies at 51
1981Ernst Levy, composer, dies at 85
1983Jerzy Andrzejewski, writer (Ashes & Diamonds), dies at 73
1983Lorene Scott, actress (Faraway Hill), dies at 74
1986Alvin Childress, actor (Amos-Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 78
1986Dag Ivar Wiren, composer, dies at 80
1987Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum, Actor (Mr Green Jeans), dies at 77
1987Maxwell D Taylor, US commander 101st airborne (WW II), dies at 85
1989Daphne Du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca, Jamaica Inn), dies at 82
1990Vladislav Ivanovich Gulyayev, Russia, cosmonaut, dies at 52
1992Alice Mary Riley, entertainer, dies of cancer at 51
1992Frankie Howerd, actor (Carry on Doctor, Up the Front), dies at 70
1992Pat Thompson, actress (Strictly Ballroom), dies at 51
1992Robert F Clayton, drummer (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
1992Robert Paul Haynes, bassist (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
1993David Koresh, [Vernon Howell], cult leader (Davidians), suicide
1993George Mickelson, Gov of SD, & 7 others, die in a plane crash
1994Frederick Ferrari, crazy Gang Member, dies at 81
1994Larry Davis, blues Singer/Guitarist, dies at 57
1994Louis Simmonds, bookseller, dies at 87
1994Michael Carreras, film Director, dies at 67
1994Michel van Rooy, Dutch actor (Doctor Vlimmen, The Attack), dies at 43
1995"King" Herbert Whitaker, tenor sax, dies at 66
1995Igor Hajek, translator/writer, dies at 64
1995J Peter Grace Jr, CEO (W R Grace), dies at 81
1995Joseph Peter Grace, businessman, dies at 61
1995Kenneth Burslam Gardner, librarian/Orientalist, dies at 70
1996Bernard Edwards, bass player, dies at 44
1996Norman Oldfield, cricketer (scored 99 runs in Test for England), dies
1996Peg Ridge, peace campaigner, dies at 72

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