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0079 Pompei buried by Mt Vesuvius
0996 1st use of name "Austria" for Ostarrichi/in oorkonde
1210 King John of England begins imprisoning Jews
1248 Earl Willem II of Holland crowned as RC German emperor
1349 Duke of Brabant orders execution of all Jews in Brussels, accusing them of poisoning the wells
1462 Arch duke Albrecht VI van Habsburg occupies Vienna
1512 Michelangelo's paintings on ceiling of Sistine Chapel, 1st exhibited
1570 Netherlands hit by flood disaster, 1,000s killed
1604 William Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello" 1st presented
1611 Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Tempest" 1st presented
1623 Fire at Plymouth, Massachusetts destroys several buildings
1628 French king Louis XIII occupies La Rochelle
1671 French King Louis XIV & RC German emperor Leopold I sign secret anti-Dutch treaty
1721 Prince Eugenius of Savoye unveals statue of himself
1755 Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000
1765 Stamp Act goes into effect in British colonies
1776 Mission San Juan Capistrano founded in California
1783 Continental Army dissolved; George Washington's "Farewell Address"
1784 Maryland grants citizenship to Lafayette & his descendents
1787 1st free school in NYC (African Free School) opens
1800 1st president to live in white house (John Adams)
1834 1st published reference to poker (as Mississippi riverboat game)
1848 1st US woman's medical school opens (Boston)
1849 Dutch govt of Thorbecke forms
1861 Gen George B McClellan made general in chief of Union armies
1863 -8] Averell's Raid (on)to Lewisburg, West Virginia
1863 Fortifications built on Angel Island (SF Bay) by troops
1864 -Dec) Tennessee campaign
1865 Zutphen-Fishing Dutch railway opens
1866 1st Civil Rights Bill passes
1867 "Harpers Bazaar" publishes
1869 Deli Me forms T B V tobacco in Sumatra
1870 US Weather Bureau begins operations (24 locations)
1876 King Willem III opens North Sea Canal (Amsterdam-IJmuiden)
1877 Dutch govt of Heemskerk-Van Lynden resigns
1878 Edward Scripps & John Sweeney found Penny Press (Cleveland Press)
1885 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Immortale Dei
1889 North & South Dakota entered the union as the 39th & 40th states
1894 Vaccine for diphtheria announced by Dr Roux of Paris
1896 1st bare women breast (Zulu) to appear in National Geographic Mag
1904 George Bernard Shaws "John Bull's Other Island," premieres in London
1910 1st issue of "Crisis" published by editor W E B Du Bois
1913 Notre Dame upsets Army 35-13, 1st to use forward pass effectively
1914 Connie Mack asks waivers on Jack Coombs, Eddie Plank & Chief Colby
1914 German-British fleet battle at Coronel, Chile
1914 Pope Benedictus Xv's encyclical Ad beatissimi, against integrity
1914 Von Hindenburg named marshal of Eastern front
1917 In WW I, the 1st US soldiers are killed in combat
1918 102 die in a NYC BMT subway derailment at Malbone Street Brooklyn
1918 Yugoslav battleship Viribus Unitis sunk by Italians
1920 Eugene O'Neill's "Emperor Jones," premieres in NYC
1920 Warren Harding elected 29th president
1921 National Birth Control League & Voluntary Parenthood League merge as American Birth Control League
1922 Ottoman Empire abolished
1922 Queen Wilhelmina opens Dutch Historical Maritime museum in Amsterdam
1923 Bruno E Lucander forms Aero E/Y (Finnair)
1924 1st US NHL franchise, Boston Bruins founded
1924 Forest Peters of Montana State U hits 17 of 22 attempted field goals
1925 VARA, Vereniging van Workers Radio Amateurs forms in Amsterdam
1926 Air Commerce Act passes
1928 1st celebration of Author's Day
1928 Bradman scores a century each innings (131 & 133*), NSW v Qld
1928 Graf Zeppelin sets airship distance record of 6384 km
1929 Lundy, part of British Isles, issue their own stamps
1931 Dupont introduces synthetic rubber
1932 Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program
1935 TS Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral," premieres in London
1936 Mussolini describes alliance between Italy & Germany as an "axis"
1936 Rodeo Cowboy's Association founded
1938 German colonel-general Gerd von Runstedt retires
1938 NL batting champ Ernie Lombardi is named MVP
1938 Seabiscuit beats War Admiral in a match race at Pimlico
1939 1st animal conceived by artificial insemination (rabbit) displayed
1939 1st jet plane, Heinkel He 178, demonstrated to German Air Ministry
1939 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Sertum laetitiae
1940 1st US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pa
1940 Dutch "Curfew" forms (12 AM - 4 AM)
1941 Chetniks attacks Tito's partizans in Uzice Yugoslavia
1941 Japanese marine staff officiers Suzuki/Maejima arrive in Pearl Harbor
1942 10th day of battle at El Alamein
1942 John H Johnson publishes 1st issue of Negro Digest
1942 Vice-admiral Cunningham becomes British commander-in-chief
1943 Dim-out ban lifted in SF Bay area
1943 US troops land on Bougainville Island on Solomon Island
1944 Mary Coyle Chase' "Harvey," premieres in NYC
1944 Zeeuws & Flanders freed
1945 1st issue of Ebony magazine published by John H Johnson
1946 Charles S Johnson becomes 1st black president of Fisk University
1946 Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck's right foot is amputated
1946 German "Country" Nedersaksen forms
1946 Marken soccer team forms
1946 NY Knicks 1st basketball game beat Toronto Huskies 68-66
1946 Right foot of Cleve Indian's owner Bill Veeck is amputated
1946 WABC becomes WCBS radio in NYC
1946 WEAF radio changes call letters to WNBC (NYC)
1946 West German state of Niedersachsen formed
1947 "Medium & The Telephone" closes at Barrymore NYC after 211 perfs
1947 1st Aloha Week Parade held in Hawaii
1947 Howard Hughes flies "Spruce Goose," a large wooden airplane
1947 UN trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, NZ & UK
1948 Mao's Red army conquerors Mukden, Manchuria
1948 Pres Truman re-elected in an upset over Republican Thomas Dewey
1950 1st negro player in NBA, (Celtic's Charles Cooper) Ft Wayne Ind
1950 82°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Nov
1950 Puerto Rican nationalists try to kill Pres Truman at Blair House
1951 "Top Banana" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 356 performances
1951 1st atomic explosion witnessed by troops, NM
1951 Brooklyn Dodger catcher Roy Campanella wins 1st of his 3 NL MVP
1951 Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella wins NL MVP
1951 Jet magazine founded by John H Johnson
1951 Johnny Mercers "Top Banana," premieres in NYC
1951 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1952 1st hydrogen device exploded at Eniwetok Atoll in Pacific Fusion occurs for 1st time on Earth
1953 Emile Zatopek runs world record 10K (29:01.6) & 6 mile (28:08.4)
1953 KCEN TV channel 6 in Temple-Waco, TX (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 KMGH TV channel 7 in Denver, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 WHEC TV channel 10 in Rochester, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 Algeria begins rebellion against French rule
1954 General Fulgencio Batista elected pres of Cuba
1954 India takes over administration of 4 French Indian settlements
1954 KUON TV channel 12 in Lincoln, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
1954 US Senate admonishes Joseph Mccarthy because of slander campaign
1955 Time bomb aboard United DC-6 kills 44 above Longmont Colorado
1956 Delhi becomes a territory of Indian union
1956 Indian state of Madhya Pradesh forms
1956 Indian states of Punjab, Patiala & PEPSU merge as Punjab protection
1956 Nagy government of Hungary withdraws from Warsaw Pact
1956 Nobel for physics awarded to Shockley, Brattain & Bardeen
1956 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Laetamur admodum
1957 KVII TV channel 7 in Amarillo, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
1957 KXGN TV channel 5 in Glendive, MT (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1957 WICZ TV channel 40 in Binghamton, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 World longest suspension bridge opens (Mackinac Straits Mich)
1958 USSR performs nuclear test
1959 1st NHL goalie to wear a hockey mask (Jacques Plante)
1959 Jim Brown scores 5 TDs in Cleveland Browns 38-31 win over Balt
1959 Patrice Lumumba arrested in Belgian Congo
1959 WOV-AM in NYC changes call letters to WADO
1960 Balitmore Oriole shortstop Ron Hansen voted AL Rookie of Year
1960 Benelux treaty goes into effect
1962 Cuban missile crisis ends, JFK says USSR is dismantling missile bases
1962 Greece enters European Common Market
1962 KYVE TV channel 47 in Yakima, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1962 USSR launches Mars 1; radio contact lost before arrival at Mars
1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1962 WNYC TV channel 31 in New York, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 WZZM TV channel 13 in Grand Rapids, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1964 George Blanda of Houston throws NFL-record 37 passes in 68 attempts
1964 KC Chief Len Dawson passes for 6 touchdowns vs Denver (49-39)
1964 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies' Golf Open
1964 Vietcong-assault on airport Bien Hoa at Saigon
1965 1st concert at Fillmore Auditorium, SF
1965 Ernie Terrel beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing
1965 Trackless trolley plunged into Nile River drowning 74 (Cairo Egypt)
1966 Indian Haryana state created from Punjab; Chandigarh terr created
1966 NFL awards New Orleans its 16th franchise (All Saints Day)
1966 Sandy Koufax becomes 1st 3-time Cy Young Award winner
1966 William Dana in X-15 reaches 93 km
1968 "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 36 perfs
1968 Detroit Tiger Denny McLain unanimously wins AL Cy Young Award
1968 Motion Picture Assn of America introduces rating system (G, M, R, X)
1968 US pro soccer 14 teams merged into 1 all star team
1968 University of Suriname opens
1969 Beatles' "Abbey Road," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 11 weeks
1970 1st regular season Giants-Jets game, Giants win 22-10 at Shea
1970 Discotheque in Grenoble France burns, all exits padlocked & 142 die
1970 Fire on Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France, 144 die
1970 KGTF TV channel 12 in Agana, GU (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 Eisenhower dollar put into circulation
1972 1st gay theme TV movie - "That Certain Summer"
1972 Germaoin Gagnon scores 1st Islander hat trick
1973 "Molly" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 68 performances
1974 Fire kills 189 in less than 25 min (Sao Paulo Brazil)
1974 UN affirms independence of Cyprus
1976 "Don't Step on My Olive Branch" opens at Playhouse NYC for 16 perfs
1976 Britain gives Gilbert Island (Kiribati) self rule
1976 W German Gens Krupinski/Franke admit to being Nazis
1977 Islander Goran Hogosta's only shut-out Flames 9-0-Trottier 4 goals
1977 Pres Carter raises minimum wages of $2.30 to $3.35 for Jan 1 1981
1977 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 NY Yankee Ron Guidry unanimously wins AL Cy Young Award
1979 A L Webber musical "Joseph & Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," premieres
1979 Bolivia military coup under Gen Busch, pres Guevara flees
1979 Edward Bennett Williams buys Orioles from Hoffberger for $12.3 million
1979 Federal government made $1.5 billion loan to Chrysler
1979 Tanker Burmah Agate off Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 10.7 m gallons of oil, in US's worst oil spill disaster
1980 USSR performs nuclear test
1981 1st Class Mail raised from 18› to 20›
1981 3rd meeting of Giants-Jets, Jets up 2-1 with 26-7 win
1981 Antigua & Barbuda gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1981 Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Pioneer Cup Golf Tournament
1982 Andrew "Dice" Clay & George Wendt appear in "Trick or Treatment"
1982 Major leagues vote not to renew Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's contract
1983 Pres Reagan established Dr Martin Luther King Jr holiday
1984 1st NBA game at LA Memorial Sports Arena - Clipper beat Knick, 107-105
1984 Larry Shues "Foreigner," premieres in NYC
1984 Willem de Kooning's "Two Women" sells for $1,980,000
1984 Despite Mike Bossy 4 goals Islanders lose 5-6 to Canadians making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-77-3-4
1985 Neth decides definative sites for cruise missiles
1985 Nostalgia Television begins on cable
1986 Fire in Sandoz-factory Basel, 30 tons of chemicals in the Rhine
1986 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Brave Raj, Capote, Lady's Secret, Last Tycoon, Manila, Skywalker, Smile at Santa Anita
1987 17th NYC Women's Marathon won by Priscilla Welch in 2:30:17
1987 18th NYC Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein in 2:11:01
1987 22,000 run in NYC Marathon (won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya 2:11:01)
1987 Fukumi Tani wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
1987 NY Jets retire Don Maynards #13
1987 New Orleans Saints shutout Atlanta Falcons 38-0
1988 Actor Jeff Goldblum & actress Gena Davis wed in Las Vegas
1988 Chris Sabo, wins NL Rookie of Year award
1988 Staten Island ferry gets 1st pay phones
1989 "Les Miserables," opens at Curran Theatre, SF
1989 Pakistan beat West Indies by 4 wickets to win Cricket's Nehru Cup
1989 Scandinavian Airlines System bans smoking on many flights
1990 "Oh, Kay!" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 77 performances
1990 Last of Margaret Thatcher's original govt resigns, Deputy PM Howe
1990 Rhetoric escalates as Bush likens Saddam to Hitler
1990 Sandra Miller awarded $100 for Mike Tyson fondling her breasts
1991 New Dutch Regulations Traffic rules & Traffic signs enforced
1992 22nd NYC Women's Marathon won by Lisa Ondieki in 2:24:40
1992 23rd NYC Marathon won by Willie Mtolo in 2:09:29
1992 NY Jet Al Toon becomes 10th NFL to catch a pass in 100 straight games
1992 Space Shuttle STS 52 (Columbia 13) lands (scheduled)
1993 Atlantic Radio (20 radio stations) becomes American Radio Systems
1993 Last day in 1st-class cricket for Mike Whitney, NSW v NZ
1993 STS-58 (Columbia) lands
1994 Moslem fundamentalists in Mostaganem Algeria murder 5 children
1995 "Tempest" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 71 performances
1998 Nichirei Golf International

Famous birthdays for this day Events  Deaths

0846Louis II, the Stutterer, King of France (877-79)
1050Henry IV, German emperor (1056/84-1105) [or Nov 11]
1500Benvenuto Cellini, sculptor/goldsmith/author (Perseus)
1607Georg Philipp Harsdörfer, Nrnberg Germany, poet (Poetischer Trichter)
1618Johannes Flittner, composer
1666James Sherard, composer
1731Theodore-Jean Tarade, composer
1748Christoph Rheineck, composer
1757Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor
1761Antonin Josef Alois Volanek, composer
1762Spencer Perceval, (Tory), British PM (1809-12)
1782Viscount Goderich, (Tory), British PM (1827-28)
1798Benjamin Lee, Baronet Guinness, Irish brewer/Dublin mayor
1805Alessandro Nini, composer
1815Crawford Williamson Long, surgeon/pioneer (use of ether)
1815Douglas Hancock Cooper, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1879
1825Joseph Benjamin Palmer, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1890
1832Johann Gottfred Matthison-Hansen, composer
1835Godfrey Weitzel, (Union volunteers Major general, died in 1884)
1853José Santos Zelaya, (L), ruler of Nicaragua (1893-1910)
1855Guido Adler, Austria, musicologist (Still in the Music)
1859Charles Brantley Aycock, (Gov-NC)
1859William Henry Grattan Flood, composer
1862Johan Wagenaar, Dutch composer/conductor/organist (Cyrano)
1863Alfred Reisenauer, composer
1865Monty Bowden, cricketer (England Test capt v S Africa at 23)
1871Alexander Afanasii Spendiaryan, composer
1871Stephen Crane, US, novelist/poet (Red Badge of Courage)
1877Roger Quilter, British composer
1878Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Argentina, jurist (Nobel Peace Prize 1936)
1879Pal Teleki-von Szek, geographer/premier Hungary (1920-21, 39-41)
1880Alfred L Wegener, German meteorologist (continental shift)
1880Grantland Rice, sportswriter (NY Her Trib 1914-30, Colliers 1925-37)
1880Karel Paul van der Mandele, financier/director (Rotterdamsche Bank)
1880Sholem Asch, Poland, Yiddish novelist/playwright (Three Cities)
1886Hermann Broch, Austria, novelist (Sleepwalkers, Bewitchment)
1887Max Trapp, composer
1889Philip John Noel-Baker, statesman/disarmament advocate (Nobel 1959)
1890James Barton, NJ, Broadway actor (Tobacco Road, Iceman Cometh)
1891Dirk Vollenhoven, Dutch composer/philosopher
1892Alexander Alekhine, Russia, world chess champion (1927-35, 37-46)
1896Edmund Blunden, English poet/critic (Undertones of War)
1897Naomi Mitchison, author (African Heroes, Return to Fairy Hill)
1902Eugen Jochum, Babenhausen Bavaria, German conductor (Hamburg Orch)
1902Nordahl Grieg, Norwegian poet/dramatist/novelist (The Defeat)
1903Don Robey, US gospel singer
1903Gerard "Gé" Nabrink, Dutch anarchist/co-founder (NVSH)
1903Jean Tardieu, author
1903Max Adrian, Enniskillen Northern Ireland, actor (Devils, Music Lover)
1904Laura Laplante, St Louis MO, actress (Cat & Canary)
1907Rio Gebhardt, composer
1907Terence Tenison Cuneo, artist
1909Bruno Bjelinski, composer
1914William "Sabby" Lewis, jazz pianist/arranger
1915Carlos A Nicolaas, Bonaire, teacher/poet
1915Michael Denison, York England, actor (Importance of Being Ernest)
1917Clarence E Miller, (Rep-R-OH, 1967- )
1917Margaret Taylor Burroughs, US author/house painter (Black Queen)
1917Zenna [Chlarson] Henderson, US, sci-fi author (Anything Box)
1919John Secondari, Rome Italy, newscaster (Open Hearing)
1920James J Kilpatrick, Okla City Okla, columnist (60 Minutes)
1921Ilse Aichinger, Austria, author
1921Jan Tausinger, composer
1921John Willard Peterson, composer
1922George S Irving, Springfield Mass, singer/actor (Dumplings)
1922Jeff Richards, Portland Oregon, actor (Don't Go Near the Water)
1923Bruce Dooland, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner, 3 Tests mid-forties)
1923Edward A de Jongh, Antillian author (The Arch)
1923Gordon R[upert] Dickson, Canada, sci-fi author (Genetic General)
1924Robert N Rapoport, social anthropologist
1924Victoria de los Angeles, Spain, soprano (Mimi-La Bohéme)
1926Gnter de Bruyn, writer
1928James Edward Bradford, DC, HW weightlifer (Olympic-silver-1952, 56)
1928Leon Hart, NFLer (Heisman Trophy)
1929Betsy Palmer, E Chicago Ind, actress (Mr Roberts, Friday the 13th)
1929Nicholas Mavroules, (Rep-D-MA, 1979- )
1929Rudy [Herman R] Kousbroek, literary (Leopold the Buch)
1934Aat Veldhoen, Dutch artist
1934Hugh Bidwell, mayor (London)
1934Umberto Agnelli, VP (Fiat)
1934William James Matthias, composer
1935Gary J Player, Johannesburg S Afr, PGA golfer (Brit Open-1959, 68, 74)
1937Bill Anderson, country singer (Still, From This Pen)
1938Patrick Buchanan, commentator/politician (Crossfire)
1939Barbara Bosson, Belle Vernon Pa, actr (Fay-Hill St Blues, Hooperman)
1941Joe Louis Caldwell, Texas City, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1964)
1941Johnny Kendall, [Johan Donkerkaat], Dutch blues singer
1941Robert Foxworth, Houston Tx, actor (Chase-Falcon Crest, Frankenstein)
1942John M Spratt Jr, (Rep-D-SC, 1983- )
1942Larry Flynt, magazine publisher (Hustler)
1942Marcia Wallace, Creston Iowa, actress (Carol-Bob Newhart Show)
1942Michael Zaslow, Inglewood CA, actor (Roger Thorpe-Guiding Light)
1942Shere Hite, author/sex therapist
1944Keith Emerson, England (Emerson, Lake & Palmer-Brain Salad Surgery)
1945Rick Grech, Bordeaux France, rock bassist (Blind Faith, Traffic)
1947Anna Stuart, actress (Donna Love-Another World)
1947Rolando Garbey, Oriente Cuba, light MW boxer (Olympic-silver-1968)
1949Jeannie Berlin, LA Cal, actress (Heartbreak Kid, Portnoy's Complaint)
1950Dan Peck, Panama City Fla, rock vocalist/guitarist (America)
1950Tony Hymphris, political activist
1951Craig Serjeant, cricketer (Australian batsman late seventies)
1951Ronald Bell, Youngstown Oh, rock sax (Kool & The Gang)
1953Jackie Zeman, actress (Bobbie Spencer-General Hospital)
1953Michael Zaslow, Inglewood CA, actor (One Life to Live, Guiding Light)
1953N Jan Davis, Cocoa Beach Florida, PhD/astronaut (STS 47, 60, 85)
1954Ruben Guerrero, Mexico, relay swimmer (Olympic-1968)
1956Charles Moore, British editor-in-chief (Sunday Telegraph)
1956Lyle Lovett, Klein Tx, country singer (God Will, Joshua Judges Ruth)
1958Rachel Ticotin, NYC, actress (Grace-For Love & Honor, Total Recall)
1959Eddie MacDonald, rocker (The Alarm-Knocking on Heaven's Door)
1960Damon Green, Pensacola FL, Nike golfer (1990 Pensacola Open-49th)
1960Elizabeth Dennehy, actress (Guiding Light) [or Oct 1]
1960Fernando Valenzuela, Navajua Mexico, pitcher (LA Dodgers, SD Padres)
1960Said Aquita, runner (Oly-gold/bronze-1984)
1961Anne Donovan, Ridgewood NJ, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
1961Kim Krizan, Calif, writer/actress (Slacker, Dazed & Confused)
1961Magne Furuholmen, Oslo Norway, keyboardist/vocalist (Aha-Take on Me)
1961Paul Jackson, cricketer (slow lefty bowler for Victoria & Queensland)
1962Anthony Kiedis, rock vocalist (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
1962Kelly Kelland, London Ontario, softball 1st baseman (Olympics-96)
1962Maga Furuholmen, rocker
1962Michelle Estill, Scottsdale AZ, LPGA golfer (1991 PING-Cellular One)
1962Robert Willis, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer
1963Antonella Ella, Italian entertainer
1963Brian Forde, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
1963Rick Allen, rock drummer (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages)
1964Eddie Williams, Sheveport LA, infielder (Detroit Tigers)
1964Joe LeSté, San Diego Cal, rock vocalist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
1964Kosala Kuruppuarachchi, cricketer (bowls 2 Tests for Sri Lanka 86-87)
1964Richard Cooper, NFL tackle (NO Saints, Phila Eagles)
1965Richard Stephens, NFL guard/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
1966Bob Wells, Yakima WA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
1966Danny Everett, 4x400m runner (Olympic-gold-1988)
1966Paul Lewis, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics-silver-92, 96)
1966Ruud Cabbage, soccer player (FC Twente)
1967Steve Fritz, Salina Kansas, decathlete
1968Bernard Dafney, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens)
1968Kent Graham, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals)
1969Barron Wortham, NFL linebacker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
1969Darryl Ashmore, NFL tackle (Washington Redskins)
1969Jill Reeve, Hoosick Falls NY, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
1969Tie Domi, Windsor, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
1970Alla Korot, Odessa USSR, actress (Jenna Norris-Another World)
1970Dawn Marple, Salem Ohio, team handball wing/back (Olympics-1996)
1970Sherwin Campbell, cricketer (WI opening batsman 1995)
1971Keith Whitecotton, Camrose Alberta, golfer (Alberta Jr-1989, 90)
1971Laura Moss, Kings Mt Ohio, actress (Amanda Cory-Another World)
1971Rob Waldrop, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
1971Terry Dean, WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)
1972Glen Murray, Halifax, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins)
1972Jenny McCarthy, Chicago IL, playmate (Oct, 1993)/host (Singled Out)
1974V V S Laxman, cricketer (Indian Test batsman v S Africa 1996- )
1975Van Hiles, NFL safety (Chicago Bears)

Famous deaths for this day Events  Birthdays

1535 Francesco Sforza, Italian ruler (Milan), dies
1546 Giulio Romano, Italian painter/architect (Ondergang der Titanen), dies
1672 Heinrich Schutz, composer, dies at 87
1676 Gisbertus Voetius, [G˜sbert Voet], reformed theologist, dies at 87
1700 Carlos II, King of Spain (1665-1700), dies at 39
1711 Christian Demelius, composer, dies at 68
1750 Giuseppe Sammartini, composer, dies at 55
1750 Gustaaf W van Imhoff, Dutch governor of Ceylon (1736-40), dies at 45
1768 Pierre van Maldere, composer, dies at 39
1788 Johann Samuel Schroeter, composer, dies
1810 Georg Anton Kreusser, composer, dies at 64
1817 Giovanni Calisto Andrea Zanotti, composer, dies at 79
1825 Rodrigo Ferreira da Costa, composer, dies at 49
1841 Antoine PFGdV Celles, Belgium/Dutch/French MP, dies
1844 August Ferdinand Haeser, composer, dies at 45
1881 Jacques F H Perk, Dutch poet (Iris), dies at 22
1891 John A Neuhuys, painter, dies at 59
1894 Aleksandr III A Romanov, czar of Russia (1881-94), dies at 49
1895 Aleksander Zarzycki, composer, dies at 61
1903 [Christian M] Theodor Mommsen, German historian (Nobel 1902), dies
1907 Alfred Jarry, writer, dies at 33
1914 Christopher "Kit" Cradock, English admiral, dies in battle
1926 Louis H Chrispijn, Dutch actor/director (Krates), dies at 72
1926 Wilfred Flowers, cricketer (England spinner in 8 Tests 1884-93), dies
1927 Florence Mills, dancer/singer, dies in NYC at 32
1941 Camille Melloy, [the Paepe], Belgian priest/poet (Requiem), dies at 50
1942 Hugo Distler, composer, dies at 34
1947 Man O' War, racehorse, dies
1949 Leslie Gay, cricket wicket-keeper/goalkeeper (England in 1890's), dies
1950 Griselio Torresola, attempted to assassinate Pres Truman, shot dead
1955 W H van Eemlandt, [Haasse], author (Treasure Hunter of Amstel), dies
1956 Lajos Asztalos, International Chess Master (1950), dies at 67
1956 Pietro Badoglio, Italian general (1922-43), dies at 85
1959 Gershon Agron, mayor of Jerusalem, dies at 66
1961 Alexander Cohen, Dutch anarchist/author, dies at 97
1961 Joan McCracken, actress (Claudie The Story of a Marriage), dies at 38
1962 Winter Haynes Watts, composer, dies at 78
1963 Elsa Maxwell, author (Jack Paar Show), dies at 80
1963 Ngo Dinh Diem, South Vietnamese PM, assassinated in a coup at 62
1967 Benita Hume, actress (Vicky-Thew Halls of Ivy), dies at 61
1968 Georgios Papandreou, Greek minister/premier, dies at 80
1971 G von Le Fort, writer, dies at 95
1972 Ezra Loomis Pound, US poet (Throne), dies at 87
1974 Ralf Harolde, actor (Safe, Framed, Stolen Harmony), dies at 75
1975 Doro Merande, actress (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 77
1975 Jacki Ray, actor (In Like Flint), dies at 58
1975 Norbert Rosseau, composer, dies at 67
1975 Philip James, composer, dies at 85
1975 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian poet/author/director, murdered at 53
1976 Oscar Beregi Jr, actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in City), dies at 58
1979 Jacques Mesrine, French "enemy of the state", shot to death
1982 James Broderick, actor (Doug-Family), dies of cancer at 55
1982 King Vidor, director (War & Peace), dies at 88 of a heart ailment
1982 Leighton Lucas, composer, dies at 79
1983 Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch musicologist (Haydn Catalog), dies at 96
1984 Norman Krasna, author (Dear Ruth), dies of a heart attack at 74
1985 Phil Silvers, comedic actor (Sgt Bilko), dies in his sleep at 73
1986 Paul Frees, animation voice (Bullwinkle), dies at 66
1986 Sippie Wallace, blues singer, dies at 88
1987 Réne Lévesque, Quebec premier (1976-85), dies at 65
1991 Joseph Papp, US theater producer (Chorus Line, Hair), dies at 70
1992 Jeremias Chitunda, vice-chairman (Angolese Unita-rebellion), dies
1993 Anatoli Fyodorovich Voronov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12a backup), dies at 63
1993 George Sheehan, cardiologist/marathoner, dies of prostate cancer at 74
1994 Richard Krautheimer, art historian, dies at 97
1994 Syd Dernley, hangman, dies at 73
1995 Brian Joseph Lenihan, politician, dies at 64
1995 Desmond Shawe-Taylor, critic, dies at 88
1995 James Ralph Darling, teacher, dies at 96
1995 Lex Hixon, religious teacher/author, dies at 53
1996 Junius Richard Jayawardene, PM of Sri Lanka (1977-78), dies at 90
1996 Maati Bouabid, PM of Morroco (1979-83), dies

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