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0078 Origin of Saka Era (India)
0468 St Simplicius elected to succeed Catholic Pope Hilarius
0493 Ostrogoten King Theodorik the Great beats Odoaker
1409 Austrian civil war ends
1431 Bishop Gabriele Condulmer elected as Pope Eugene IV
1627 Piet Heyn conquerors 22 ships in Bay of Salvador Brazil
1634 1st tavern in Boston opens (Samuel Cole)
1638 Duke Bernard van Saksen-Weimar occupies Rheinfelden
1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Castle of Inverness
1776 US commodore Esek Hopkins occupies Nassau Bahamas
1791 1st internal revenue act (taxing distilled spirits & carriages)
1791 Congress establishes US Mint
1794 1st performance of Joseph Haydn's 101st Symphony in D
1794 Richard Allen founded AME Church
1801 1st US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia
1803 1st impeachment trial of a federal judge, John Pickering, begins
1805 Louisiana-Missouri Territory forms
1812 US passes 1st foreign aid bill (aids Venezuela earthquake vicitims)
1813 Office of surgeon general of the US army forms
1815 US declares war on Algiers for taking US prisoners & demanding tribute
1817 Mississippi Territory is divided into Alabama Territory & Mississippi
1820 Missouri Compromise passes, allowing slavery in Missouri
1835 Congress authorizes a US mint at New Orleans Louisiana
1837 Congress increases Supreme Court membership from 7 to 9
1837 US president Andrew Jackson & Congress recognizes Republic of Texas
1838 Rebellion at Pelee Island, Ontario Canada
1842 1st US child labor law regulating working hours passed (Mass)
1842 1st performance of Felix Mendelssohn's 3rd "Scottish" Symphony
1843 Congress appropriates $30,000 "to test the practicability of establishing a system of electro-magnetic telegraphs" by the US
1845 1st time, US Senate overrides presidential (Tyler) veto
1845 Congress authorizes ocean mail contracts for foreign mail delivery
1845 Florida becomes 27th state
1847 Post Office Department authorized to issue postage stamps
1849 Gold Coinage Act authorizes $20 Double Eagle gold coin
1849 Home Dept (Interior Dept), forms
1849 Minnesota Territory is organizes
1849 Territory of Minnesota organizes
1849 US Department of the Interior established by Congress
1851 Congress authorizes smallest US silver coin (3› piece)
1853 Transcontinental railroad survey is authorized by Congress
1853 US Assay Office in NYC authorized
1855 Congress approves $30,000 to test camels for military use
1855 Congress authorizes registered mail
1861 Russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom [OS=Feb 19]
1862 Battle of New Madrid MO-captured by Union forces
1862 General Pope lays siege in front of New Madrid
1863 1st US wartime military conscription bill enacted
1863 Abraham Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences
1863 Congress authorizes a US mint at Carson City, Nevada
1863 Federal ironclad ships bomb Fort McAllister Georgia
1863 Free city delivery replaces zone postage; 449 letter carriers hired
1863 Gold certificates (currency) authorized by Congress
1863 Idaho Territory forms
1863 Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences
1865 Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, & Abandoned Lands established
1865 Freedmen's Bureau is created to help destitute free blacks
1869 University of South Carolina opens to all races
1871 Congress changes Indian tribes status from independent to dependent
1871 Congress establishes the civil service system
1873 Congress authorizes federal departmental postage stamps
1873 US Congress & government raise own salary, retroactively
1875 1st recorded hockey game (Montreal)
1875 Congress authorizes 20› coin, lasts only 3 years
1875 Georges Bizet's opera "Carmen" premieres (Paris)
1877 Rutherford B Hayes is sworn in as the 19th president
1878 Bulgaria liberated from Turkey (Peace of San Stefano)
1879 1st female lawyer heard by Supreme Court (Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood)
1879 US Geological Survey director authorized in Dept of the Interior
1882 NY Steam Corp begins distributing steam to Manhattan buildings
1883 Congress authorizes the 1st steel vessels in US navy
1885 1st US state (Calif) establishes a permanent forest commission
1885 American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) incorporates
1885 Congress passes Indian Appropriations Act (Indians wards of fed govt)
1885 US Post Office offers special delivery for 1st-class mail
1887 American Protective Assn forms (anti-Catholic) in Clinton Iowa
1887 Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6 year old blind-deaf Helen Keller
1891 Congress creates US Courts of Appeal
1891 Congress creates Office of Supt of Immigration (Treasury Dept)
1891 Office of Superintendent of Immigration (Treasury Dept) created
1892 1st cattle tuberculosis test in US made, Villa Nova, Penn
1893 Columbian Isabella silver quarter authorized
1893 Congress authorizes 1st federal road agency, in Dept of Agriculture
1894 1st Greek-language publication in US begins, "NY Atlantis"
1894 4th & last British government of Gladstone resigns
1899 Congress authorizes Lafayette silver dollar
1899 George Dewey becomes 1st in US with rank of Admiral of the Navy
1900 US Steel Corporation organizes
1901 Congress creates National Bureau of Standards, in Dept of Commerce
1903 North Carolina becomes 1st state requiring registration of nurses
1905 US Forest Service forms
1906 Vuia I aircraft built by Romanian Traja Vuia tested in France
1909 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Montreal Wanderers, 8-3
1911 1st US federal cemetery with Union & Rebel graves opens, Missouri
1913 Ida B Wells-Barnett demonstrates for female suffrage in Washington DC
1915 Natl Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NASA forerunner) created
1917 Congress passes 1st excess profits tax on corporations
1917 Great monarch Michael resigns after 1 day as czar
1917 Nicholas II, last Russian tsar, abdicates (OS)
1918 Richard Göring's "Seeschlacht," premieres in Berlin
1918 Treaty of Brest-Litovsk: Germany, Austria & Russia sign
1919 1st international air mail service from US, Seattle-Victoria, BC
1919 Communist Party in Germany announces a general strike
1920 Montreal Canadiens scores NHL record 16 goals beating Quebec Bulldogs
1921 Toronto's Dr Banting & Dr Best announce discovery of insulin
1922 Italian fascists occupy Fiume & Rijeka
1922 WWJ-AM in Detroit MI begins radio transmissions
1923 Time magazine publishes 1st issue [or March 23]
1923 US Senate rejects membership in Intl Court of Justice, The Hague
1924 German & Turkish friendship/trade treaty signed
1924 Sean O'Casey's "Juno & the Paycock," premieres in Dublin
1926 International Greyhound Racing Association formed (Miami, Fla)
1931 "Star Spangled Banner" officially becomes US national anthem
1931 Cab Calloway records "Minnie Moocher" (Jazz's 1st million seller)
1933 German presidential candidate Earnest Thälmann (KPD) arrested
1933 Mount Rushmore dedicated
1933 NYC premiere of "King Kong"
1934 John Dillinger breaks out of jail using a wooden pistol
1935 Dutch Revolutionary Socialist Worker's party (RSAP), forms
1936 Grimmett ends his Test career with 13 wkts in 5th Test v S Afr
1937 Australia snatch series against England 3-2 after being 2-0 down
1938 American Bowling Congress' largest tournament (24,765 competitors)
1940 Artie Shaw records "Frenesi" on RCA Victor label
1941 Neth NSB-leader Mussert visits Göring in Berlin
1942 1st combat flight for Canada's Avro Lancaster military plane
1943 Bomb fleeing crowd falls into London shelter; 173 die
1943 F Ryerson & Cohn Claues' "Harriet," premieres in NYC
1943 US defeats Japan & wins Battle of Bismark Sea
1944 1st performance of corporal Samuel Barber's 2nd Symphony
1945 Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter
1945 RAF bombing error hits The Hague killing 511
1945 Roermond/Venlo Neth, freed
1945 US & Philippine forces recaptures Corregidor
1945 US 7th Army occupies last part of Westwall
1946 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
1946 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
1950 3 months as National-American Football League takes back NFL name
1951 Bill Mikvy (Temple) scores NCAA basketball record 73 pts
1952 Puerto Rico approves their 1st self written constitution
1953 Canadian Comet crashes at Karachi, 11 killed
1953 Boston Braves, who own Milwaukee minor league franchise, block St Louis Browns attempt to shift their franchise to Milwaukee
1955 Elvis Presley made his 1st TV appearance
1956 Cockie Gastelaars swims world record 100 m freestyle (1:04.2)
1956 Indonesian govt of Harahap resigns
1956 Morocco gains independence from France (Anniversary of throne)
1956 Manhattan Borough President Hulan Jack makes plans for a new 110,000-seat stadium to entice Giants to stay in NY
1957 Corry Brokken wins Eurovision Song festival with "Just as then"
1957 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Spr won by Markham & Jones (GRB)
1957 Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Wagner & Paul (CAN)
1957 Men's Figure Skating Champ in Colo Springs won by David Jenkins (USA)
1957 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
1957 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Colo Spr won by Carol Heiss (US)
1958 KTVU TV channel 2 in Oakland-San Francisco, CA (IND) 1st broadcast
1958 Nuri ash Said becomes premier of Iraq
1959 1st US probe to enter solar orbit, Pioneer 4, launched
1959 Brit govt arrests Hastings Banda of Nyasaland, ends emergency crisis
1959 SF Giant's rename their stadium Candlestick Park
1960 9th largest snowfall in NYC history (14.5")
1961 King Hassan II's ascends to throne of Morocco
1962 British Antarctic Territory forms
1963 Senegal adopts constitution
1965 Temptations' "My Girl" reaches #1
1965 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1965 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1966 Buffalo Springfield form (Steven Stills, Neil Young, et al)
1966 James Goldman's "Lion in Winter," premieres in NYC
1966 Kwame Nkrumah flees Ghana to Guinée
1966 Rock group Buffalo Springfield forms
1966 Twister hits Jackson Miss; 3 minutes after 1st sighting, 57 die
1966 WRFT (now WVFT) TV channel 27 in Roanoke, VA (IND) begins broadcasting
1967 Grenada gains partial independence from Britain
1967 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 White Sox given permission to use semi-DH in training camp with home club permission (use of pinch hitter twice in same game)
1968 "Here's Where I Belong" opens/closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC
1968 Greece, Portugal & Spain's embassies bombed in the Hague
1968 Jean Beliveau (Mont) becomes 2nd NHLer to score 1,000 pts
1969 Apollo 9 launched for 151 Earth orbits (10 days)
1971 South African Broadcasting Corp lifts its ban on the Beatles
1971 Winnie Mandela sentenced to 1 year in jail in South Africa
1972 Sculpted figures of Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee, & Stonewall Jackson are completed at Stone Mountain Georgia
1973 "Shelter" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 31 performances
1973 White Sox Dick Allen signs 3 year contract for record $750,000
1974 "Sextet" opens at Bijou Theater NYC for 9 performances
1974 Despite Billy Harris' hat trick Islanders lose 3-4
1974 George Foreman KOs Ken Norton
1974 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1974 World's worst air disaster, Turkish DC-10 crashes in Paris (346 die)
1975 "Goodtime Charley" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 104 performances
1975 Linda McCartney is charged in US with possession of marijuana
1976 Mozambique closes border with Rhodesia
1977 Ice Pairs Champs at Tokyo won by Irina Rodnina/Alexandr Zaitsev (URS)
1977 Islanders allow Red Wings only 11 shots on goal
1977 Libyan Socialist Arabs People's Republic forms
1977 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Tokyo won by Vladimir Kovalev (USSR)
1977 Worlds Ladies Fig Skating Champ in Tokyo won by Linda Fratianne (USA)
1978 1st day of Test cricket for Desmond Haynes (WI v Australia)
1978 Charles Chaplin's remains are stolen in Switzerland
1980 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1981 Isle's Mike Bossy 9th & final hat trick of season-4 goals
1981 NY Islanders & Edmonton Oilers play to an 8-8 tie
1982 Senate begins debate on expulsion of Sen Harrison Williams (D-NJ)
1984 NY Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Tor Maple Leafs (6)
1984 Peter Ueberroth elected baseball commissioner (Effective Oct 1)
1985 "Moonlighting" with Cybill Shepard & Bruce Willis, premieres
1985 "My One & Only" closes at St James Theater NYC after 767 performances
1985 Betsy King wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
1985 Bill Shoemaker is 1st jockey to surpass $100 million
1985 National Union of Mine Workers in England end a 51 week strike
1985 Willie Shoemaker becomes 1st jockey to win $100 million
1987 Ray Dandridge, 3rd baseman in Negro Leagues, eleected to Hall of Fame
1989 Machinists strike Eastern Airlines; pilots honor picket lines
1989 Robert McFarlane gets $20,000 fine, 2 yrs probation for Iran-Contra
1990 Carole Gist, 20, (Michigan 1st black), crowned 39th Miss USA
1991 "Big Love" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 41 performances
1991 25 die as United Boeing 737 crashes in Colorado Springs
1991 4 LA cops beat Rodney King, it is video taped
1991 Boon completes 10th Test Cricket century, 109* v WI at Kingston
1991 Iraqi generals & Gen Schwarzkopf meet to discuss cease fire
1991 LA Police severly beat Rodney King, captured on amateur video
1991 Latvia & Estonia vote to become independent of the USSR
1991 Merlene Ottey runs world record 200m indoor (22.24 sec)
1991 Miguel Trovoada installed as president of Sao Tomé e Principal
1991 Switzerland votes on lowering voting age from 20 to 18
1991 United Airlines crashes near Colorado Springs, kills 25
1992 Gas explodes in coal mine at Zonguldak Turkey, 100s die
1992 Mike Bossy's #22 is 2nd # retired by NY Islanders
1992 Pres Bush apologizes for raising taxes after pledging not to
1992 Charges are filed in Florida against NY Mets Darryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden of rape (dropped in April)
1993 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Boston (WBCN 104.1 FM-evenings)
1994 "Damn Yankees" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 510 performances
1994 "Philoktetes Variations," with Ron Vawter, premieres in Brussels
1994 IRS investigates Darryl Strawberry
1995 Camilla Parker Bowles & her husband Andrew divorce
1996 26th Easter Seal Telethon
1996 Auckland beat Wellington by 9 wickets to win Shell Trophy Final
1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Fayetteville NC on WRCQ 103.5 FM
1998 Bill Gates testifies at Senate Judiciary Committee

Famous birthdays for this day Events  Deaths

1500Reginald Pole, English Cardinal/"heretic"
1583Edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher
1589Gisbertus Voetius, [Gijsbert Voet], Dutch reformed theologist
1606Edmund Waller, England, poet (Penshust)
1652Thomas Otway, England, playwright/poet (Venice Preserved)
1705Michael Schevenstuhl, composer
1747Kasamir Pulaski, US general (Revolutionary War)
1756William Godwin, philosopher/political writer (Caleb Williams)
1793Ch Sealsfield, writer
1809Sophia Hawthorne, writer
1811Vissarion Belinsky, Sveaborg Finland, Russian author (Literary Review)
1814Charles Kensington Salaman, composer
1820Eduard Douwes Dekker, [Multatuli], Dutch writer (Max Havelaar)
1823Guyla Andr ssy Sr, premier of Hungary (1867-71)
1828Karl Collan, composer
1831George M Pullman, inventor (railway sleeping car)
1838George W Hill, US astronomer (Moon orbit)
1841John Murray, Canada oceanographer (Depths of the Ocean)
1845Georg Cantor, German mathematician (discover transfinite numbers)
1846Desiderio FA Pietri, Italian baker/marathon runner Dorando's father
1847Alexander Graham Bell, Scotland, inventor (telephone)
1849Jacques Oppenheim, Dutch lawyer
1853Vincent Van Gogh, Dutch painter
1857Alfred Bruneau, composer
1865Alexander Gustav Adolfovich Winkler, composer
1867Gustav Strube, composer
1868Alain, [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher/writer
1869Henry J Wood, English conductor (Gentle Art of Singing, Proms)
1872Wee Willie Keeler, outfielder (Baltimore Orioles); hit .432 in 1897
1873William Green, president of American Federation of Labor (1924-52)
1877Garrett Morgan, African-American inventor
1880Anne C Veth, Dutch cartoonist/art critic
1882Floris H L Prims, Flemish priest/historian/archivist of Antwerp
1886James Friskin, composer
1886Reginald Owen Morris, composer
1889Fritz Behrend, composer
1890Norman Bethune, Canada, Doctor in Spain & China
1891Federico Moreno Torroba, composer
1891Jan Donner, Dutch minister of Justice/president High Council
1892Edmund Lowe, actor (Black Sheep, Good Sam, Dillinger, Hot Pepper)
1892Rui Coelho, composer
1893Beatrice Wood, potter/artist/author
1893Bill Nestell, CA, actor (Dangerous Venture, Buckskin Frontier)
1893Karel Lotsy, Dutch insurance director/Olympic-chief d'équipe
1895Alex[ander] Nearmolen, composer
1895Alexander Nicholas Voormolen, Dutch composer
1895Juanita Hansen, Iowa, actress (Fast Company, Broadway Love)
1895Matthew B Ridgway, US gen (WW II/China/Nicaragua/Korea/NATO)
1895Ragnar Frisch, Norway, economist (1st Nobel prize in economy-1969)
1895Robert Gordon, Ks, actor (Loveless)
1897Jose Moreno Gans, composer
1899Alfred M Gruenther, US, commanding general (NATO, 1953-56)
1899Juri Olescha, writer
1900Edna Best, Hove England, actress (Key, Calendar, Escape, Intermezzo)
1902Ruby Dandridge, Memphis Tenn, actress (Father of the Bride)
1903Gilbert Adrian, [Greenberg], Naugatuck CT, costume designer
1903Rabbe A Enckell, Fins author/poet (Lutad about Brunnen)
1906Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer/Swedish Academy (Agadir)
1906Donald Novis, Hastings England, actor (Monte Carlo)
1906Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar, journalist/diplomat
1907Aar van de Werfhorst, [Pieter G Jansen], Dutch writer
1907Canada Lee, NYC, actor (Lost Boundaries)
1907Joy Finzi, [Joyce A Black], British painter
1908Riccardo Nielsen, composer
1909Jay Morris Arena, inventor/pediatrician
1909Kenton Kilmer, poet/translator
1911Francesco Siciliani, opera composer
1911Jean Harlow, [Harlean Carpentier], KS, 30s' sex goddess (Dinner at 8)
1912Joe Stydahar, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears)
1913Margaret AR Bonds, US pianist/composer/arranger
1913Roger Caillois, French writer (Les Jeux et les Hommes)
1914Martin Ritt, actor/director (Slugger's Wife, End of the Game)
1915George Brian Snape, businessman/rugby league entrepreneur
1917Bert van Aerschot, Flemish writer (Elevator, Women)
1918Arnold Newman, photographer (Faces USA)
1918Arthur Kornberg, US biochemist (Nobel 1959)
1918Frank Wigglesworth, composer
1920James Doohan, Vancouver BC, actor (Montgomery Scott-Star Trek)
1920Julius Boros, golfer (PGA Champ 1968, US Open 1952, 63)
1921Allen Ginsberg, beat generation poet (1969 Arts & Letters Award)
1921Diana Barrymore, NYC, actress (Nightmare, Lady Courageous, Fired Wife)
1921Junior Parker, Arkansas, blues vocalist/songwriter (Mystery Train)
1922Kazimierz Serocki, composer
1925Enzo Stuarti, Italy, singer (Yesterday)
1925Richard Vernon, England, actor (Servant, Gandhi, Hard Days Night)
1926James Ingram Merrill, US poet/author (Scripts for the Pageant)
1927Charles O Whitley, (Rep-D-NC, 1977- )
1927Frank Singleton, librarian
1927John McLaughlin, commentator (McLaughlin Report)
1927[Herman] Junior Parker, rocker (Driving Wheel, In the Dark)
1928Dave Dudley, singer (Six Days on the Road)
1928Don Gibson, singer/writer (I can't Stop Loving You, Oh Lonesome Me)
1928G Pausewang, writer
1929Nicos Mamangakis, composer
1931Henk Knol, Dutch 2nd chamber member (PvdA)
1931Piet [van] Bambergen, Dutch cabaretier (Mounties, Sherlock Jones)
1932Mara Corday, Santa Monica CA, playmate (Oct, 1958)
1933Lee Radziwell Ross, NYC, princess (Jackie O's sister)
1933Marco Antonio Mu¤oz, Mexico, spanish singer (Murmullos)
1934Gia Scala, Italy, actress (Angry Hills, Don't Go Near the Water)
1935Zhelyu Zhelev, president of Bulgaria (1990- )
1936Jim Clark, Formula 1 racer (1963 champ)
1938Douglas Leedy, composer
1938Lew De Witt, singer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
1938Willie Chambers, guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers)
1939Hans Pieter Verhagen, poet (Hoepla/Holland's Hole)
1939M L Jaisimha, cricketer (Indian batsman of the sixties)
1942Mike Pender, Liverpool, vocalist/guitarist (Searchers-Needles & Pins)
1942Vladimir Vasilyevich Kovolyonok, USR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 29/31, T-4)
1943Roger Swaybill, actor/writer (Porky's II, Breaking Point)
1944Janice Garfat, rocker (Dr Hook)
1945Farooq Hamid, cricketer (1-107 in Test, Pakistan v Australia 1964)
1945Hattie Winston, Greenville Miss, actress (Nurse, Electric Company)
1946James C Adamson, Warsaw NY, Lt Col USA/astronaut (STS 28, STS 43)
1947Dave Mount, rocker
1948Byron MacGregor, newscaster
1948Reed Hundt, FCC chairman
1949Bonnie J Dunbar, Sunnyside Wash, PhD/astro (STS 61-A, 32, 50, 71, 89)
1949James S Voss, Cordova Alabama, Major USA/astronaut (STS 44, 53, 69)
1950Ed Marinaro, actor (Hill Street Blues)
1950Re Styles, rock vocalist (Tubes)
1950Tim Kazurinsky, Johnstown Pa, comedian (SNL, Police Academy 2, 3, 4)
1951Sergei Aleksandrovich Yemelyanov, Russian cosmonaut
1952Robyn Hitchcock, rocker (Moss Elixir)
1953Aleksandr Viktorovich Borodin, Russia, cosmonaut
1953Dave Amato, rocker (REO Speedwagon-Can't Fight this Feeling)
1954Christopher Hughes, drummer
1954Keith Carlton Fergus, Temple TX, PGA golfer (1995 Honda Classic-8th)
1954Merrick, [Chris Hughes] rock drummer (Adam & The Ants)
1956Jim Barton, Lincoln Neb, soling yachter (Olympics-bronze-1996)
1956John F Reid, cricketer (New Zealand batsman of 70's/80's)
1956Miguel Bosé, Panama, spanish actor (Lo Mejor del A¤o)
1958Bob Bradley, Montclair NJ, soccer coach (Olympics-gold-96)
1958Miranda Richardson, Southport England, actress (Damage, Crying Game)
1959Romeo Zondervan, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
1961Mary Page Keller, actress (Duet, Scared Stiff, Baby Talk)
1962Herschel Walker, WFL/NFL running back (NJ Generals, Dallas Cowboys)
1962Jackie Joyner-Kersee, E St Louis IL, heptathele (Olympic-gold-88, 92)
1963Elizabeth Chavez, Santa Monica Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-91)
1963Jacqueline Sheen, Dallas Texas, playmate (July, 1990)
1963Kelly Miller, Detroit, NHL left wing (Washington Capitals)
1964Arturo Huerta, Mexico, Canadian walker (Olympics-96)
1964Atif Rauf, cricketer (Pakistani Test batsman v New Zealand 1994)
1964Laura Martinez-Herring, Sinaloa Mexico, Miss USA (1985)/(Gen Hospital)
1964Lisa Ann Poggi, Grand Rapids Mich, actress (Jolie-Loving)
1965A J Sager, Columbus Ohio, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
1966Claus Boekweg, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen, FC Zwolle)
1966Dmitri Volkov, Russian swimmer (world record)
1966Ellen Minzner, Lawrence Mass, rower (Olympics-96)
1966Gary Parker, WLAF kicker (Scotland Claymores)
1966Hope Marie Carlton, Riverhead NY, playmate (July, 1985)
1966Noelle Daghe, Decatur IL, LPGA golfer (1994 PING-Cellular One-21st)
1966Tone-Loc, [Anthony Terrell Smith], LA Calif, rocker (Let's Do It)
1966Wendy Fletcher, Boston Mass, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1993)
1967Alexander Volkov, Russia, tennis star
1967Calvin Williams, NFL wide receiver (Phila Eagles)
1967Elizabeth Cheshire, Burbank Calif, actress (Jill-Sunshine)
1968Brian Leetch, Corpus Christi TX, NHL defenseman (Team USA, NY Rangers)
1968Diann Roffe-Steinrotter, Warsaw NY, alpine skier (Oly-gold/silver-92)
1968Scott Radinsky, Simi Valley CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
1969Ronald Humphrey, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
1970Donovan Bergstrom, US 3K steeplechase runner
1970Inzamam-ul-Haq, cricketer (dashing Pakistani batsman)
1970Kristine Radford, Sydney Australia, tennis star (1996 ITF/Lyneham)
1970Rick Mirer, NFL QB (Seattle Seahawks)
1970Scott Keswick, Nevada, gymnast (Coca-Cola-1st-94, Olympics-96)
1970Shawn Marie Brogan, Miss USA-Iowa (1997)
1971Terryl Ulmer, CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1972Christian Oliver, actor (Baby Sitters Club, Brian-Saved by the Bell)
1972Martin Prochazka, Slany CZ, NHL forward (Toronto, Czech Oly-Gold-98)
1973Cory Raymer, NFL center (Washington Redskins)
1973James Dexter, tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
1973Jim Mills, tackle (San Diego Chargers)
1973Tisha Venturini, Modesto Calif, soccer midfielder (Olympics-96)
1973Victoria Nika Zdrok, Kiev Ukraine, playmate (Oct, 1994)
1973Winslow Oliver, running back (Carolina Panthers)
1974Jared Rushton, actor (Big, Honey I Shrank the Kids)
1975Albert Fields, Gary Indiana, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why)
1975Danica McKellar, actress (Winnie Cooper-Wonder Years) [or Jan 3]
1975David Faustino, CA, actor (I Had 3 Wives, Bud-Married With Children)
1977Bas Zuiderent, cricketer (Holland all-rounder 1996 World Cup)
1977Ronan Keating, Bayside Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone)
1978Carol Aquino, Miss Guatemala Universe (1997)
1978Douglas Osmond, Provo Utah, vocalist (Osmond Boys)

Famous deaths for this day Events  Birthdays

0561 Pelagius I, Italian Pope (547-51, 556-61), dies
1191 Saladin [Salah ad-Din]) Yusuf, sultan of Egypt/Syria, dies at 52
1459 Ausias March, Catalan poet, dies
1554 Johan F de Greatmoedige, ruler of Saxon, dies
1554 Johan Frederik, the Generous, elector of Saxon (1532-47), dies at 50
1580 Jacob Hillebrand, Dutch mayor of Groningen, dies
1635 Philips de l'Espinoy, historian/mayor of Ghent, dies
1703 Robert Hooke, scientific genius, dies in London
1706 Johann Pachelbel, organist/composer (Sterbens-Gedancken), dies at 52
1707 Aurangzeb, Emperor of India (1658-1707), dies at 88
1717 Pierre Allix, French/British theologist/vicar, dies at about 75
1766 Gregor Joseph Werner, composer, dies at 73
1768 Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer, dies at 81
1792 Robert Adam, Scottish architect (Syon House, Middlesex), dies at 63
1800 Johann Baptist Christoph Toeschi, composer, dies at 64
1822 Franz Adam Veichtner, composer, dies at 81
1824 Giovanni Battista Viotti, Italian violist/composer, dies at 70
1848 Heinrich Olivier, German painter, dies
1858 József Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic, dies at 54
1864 Ulric Dahlgren, Union colonel, dies in battle at 21
1889 Edward Sydney Smith, composer, dies at 49
1896 ... Dabormida, Italian general (Eritrea), dies of injuries
1902 Isaac D France van de Putte, Dutch premier (1866), dies at 79
1921 Petrus Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam museum), dies at 93
1926 Cyril Metodej Hrazdira, composer, dies at 58
1928 Jan [Jean] T Toorop, Dutch graphic artist (3 Brides), dies at 69
1932 Eugene Francis Charles D'albert, composer, dies at 67
1934 Norman Houstoun O'Neill, composer, dies at 58
1935 Neville Knox, cricketer (bowled in 2 Tests for England 1907), dies
1938 Arthur Koestler, writer, dies at 32
1941 Constant W L Scheurleer, archaeologist/banker/art expert, dies at 59
1941 Ernst Cahn, owner of Amsterdam Koco ice cream parlor, executed
1942 Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, viceroy (Ethiopia), dies at 43
1943 George Thomson, cricketer (all-rounder-6 Tests for Eng 1909-10), dies
1945 Arthur Vanderpoorten, Flemish Internal minister (1940), dies at 61
1945 Koos Speenhoff, Dutch singer, killed in bombing raid at 75
1948 Antonin Artaud, writer, dies at 51
1956 Willem H Keesom, Dutch physicist (Helium I/II), dies at 79
1959 Lou Costello, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 52
1960 Sammy White, actor (711 Ocean Drive, Sound Off), dies at 65
1965 Carlo Gatti, composer, dies at 88
1966 Alice Pearce, comedienne (Gladys Kravitz-Bewitched), dies at 52
1966 William Frawley, actor (Fred Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies at 89
1967 Georges Lonque, composer, dies at 66
1974 Barbara Ruick, actress (Carousel, Fearless Fagan), dies at 43
1974 Frank Wilcox, actor (John-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 66
1975 L szló Németh, Hungarian physician/author (Galilei/Iszony), dies at 73
1976 Alfred Sendrey, composer, dies at 92
1977 Percy Marmont, actor (Secret Agent, Lisbon), dies at 93
1982 Georges Perec, French writer, dies at 45
1983 Arthur Koestler, Hung/Brit writer (Dialogue With Death), dies at 77
1985 Sarah Blanding, 1st US fem college head (Vassar 1946-64), dies at 86
1987 Danny Kaye, comedian (Danny Kaye Show), dies at 74
1988 Lois Wilson, actress (Crash, Deluge, Bright Eyes), dies
1988 Sewall Wright, US geneticist (evolution model), dies at 98
1990 Frans Goedhart, Dutch journalist/founder (Parool), dies at 86
1990 Gerard Blitz, Belgian swimmer/founder (Club Méd), dies at 88
1991 Arthur Murray, dance instructor, dies at 95 of pneumonia
1991 Clara Eggink, [Ebbele], Dutch poet (Life with J C Bloem), dies at 84
1992 Robert Beatty, actor (Odd Man Out), dies at 82
1992 Sandy Dennis, actress (Up the Down Staircase), dies of cancer at 54
1992 Ted Liss, actor (Child's Play), dies of heart attack at 72
1993 Albert Sabin, physician (oral polio vaccine), dies at 86
1993 Carlos Montoya, flamenco guitarist, dies at 89
1993 Cyril Collard, French composer/dir/actor (A Nos Amours), dies at 35
1994 Anita Morris, actress (Nine), dies of cancer at 50
1994 Bob Crisp, cricketer (9 Tests for S Afr, 20 wickets at 37 35), dies
1994 Karel Kryl, folk singer, dies at 49
1995 Gilbert Gadoffre, French scholar, dies at 84
1995 Howard Hunter, US leader of Mormon Church (1994-95), dies at 87
1995 Howard Yanks, founder of the Philadelphia folk festival, dies at 65
1995 Pierre Tisseyre, publisher (Circle du livre de France), dies at 85
1995 Shiv Verma, soldier, dies at 85
1996 David Bowman, trade unionist, dies at 82
1996 John Joseph Krol, cardinal, dies at 95
1996 Leo Malet, writer, dies at 86
1996 Ludwig Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord, journalist, dies at 76
1996 Lyle Talbot, [Henderson], actor (Plan 9 From Outer Space), dies at 76
1996 Marguerite Duras, writer, dies at 81
1996 Meyer Schapiro, art historian, dies at 91
1997 Stanislav Shatalin, Russian economist (500 Days), dies

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