Today In History…

november 17 Today In History...

This Day in History for 17th November.

473 - The future Zeno I is named associate emperor by Emperor Leo I.
1183 - Battle of Mizushima.
1278 - 680 Jews arrested (293 hanged) in England for counterfeiting coins
1292 - (O.S.) John Balliol becomes King of Scots.
1511 - England, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire sign anti-French covenant The Treaty of Westminster
1555 - William of Orange becomes member of Council of State
1558 - Elizabeth I ascends English throne upon death of her half sister Mary “Bloody Mary”, Queen of England (1553-58), aged 42
1603 - English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason.
1659 - Peace of the Pyrenees is signed between France and Spain.
1734 - John Zenger, arrested for libel against NY col gov; later acquitted
1785 - Church of England organizes in New England
1796 - Battle of Arcole-Napolean I’s French forces beat Austrians in Italy
1798 - -21) Snow storms in New England, hundreds die
1800 - Congress held 1st session in Wash DC in incompleted Capitol building
1812 - Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Krasnoi during Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow
1827 - The Delta Phi fraternity, America’s oldest continuous social fraternity, was founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York.
1831 - Ecuador and Venezuela were separated from Greater Colombia.
1839 - Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Oberte Conti Di” premieres in Milan
1842 - Fugitive slave George Latimer captured in Boston
giuseppe verdi Today In History...

                       Composer Giuseppe Verdi1842 - Opera “Linda di Chamounix” is produced (London)

1853 - Street signs authorized at San Francisco intersections
1855 - David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now present-day Zambia-Zimbabwe.
1856 - On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.
1858 - Origin of Modified Julian Period
1862 - Confederate Sec of War George B Randolph resigns
1863 - -Dec 4th) Battle of Knoxville, TN
1863 - Lincoln begins 1st draft of his Gettysburg Address
1866 - Opera “Mignon” is produced (Paris)
1869 - Englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race (13K Paris-Rouen)
1869 - Suez Canal (Egypt) opens, links Mediterranean & Red seas
1874 - Emigrant ship Cospatrick catches fire & sinks off Auckland, NZ
1875 - Amer Theosophical Society founded by Mme Blavatsky & Col Olcott
1876 - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s patriotic Slavonic March made its premiere in Moscow to a warm reception by the Russian people.
1877 - Gilbert and Sullivan’s operette “Sorcerer” premieres in London
pyotr ilyich tchaikovsky Today In History...

Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky1878 - First assassination attempt against Umberto I of Italy.

1884 - Cops arrest John L Sullivan in 2nd round for being “cruel”
1888 - Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony premieres in St Petersburg
1889 - Union Pacific begins daily through service, Chicago-Portland & SF
1894 - Daily Racing Form founded
1903 - Dahomey (Benin) becomes a French protectorate.
1904 - George Cohans musical “Little Johnny Jones,” premieres in NYC
1905 - The Eulsa Treaty is signed between Japan and Korea.
1913 - 1st US dental hygienists course forms, Bridgeport, Ct
1914 - US declares Panama Canal Zone neutral
1917 - Lenin defended “temporary” removal of freedom of the press
1918 - Social Democratic Party becomes Communistc Party Holland: CPH
1922 - Turkish sultan Mehmed VI flees to Malta on British warship
1926 - NHL’s Chicago Black Hawks play their 1st game, beat Tor St Pats 4-1
1927 - Tornado hits Washington DC
vladimir lenin Today In History...

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin1928 - Boston Garden officially opens

1928 - Notre Dame finally lost a football game after nearly 25 years
1929 - Pascual Ortiz Rubio elected president of Mexico
1929 - Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo
1930 - Musical “Sweet & Low” with Fanny Brice premieres in NYC
1931 - Bradman scores 135 NSW v South Africa, 128 mins, 15 fours
1932 - German government of von Papen, resigns
1933 - United States recognizes Soviet Union, opens trade
1936 - Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy become overnight success on radio
1937 - Britain’s Lord Halifax visits Germany, beginning of appeasement
1938 - Italy passes its own version of anti-Jewish Nuremberg laws
1939 - German U-boat torpedoes passenger ship
1939 - Jerome Kern/Hammerstein II’s “Very Warm for May,” premieres in NYC
1939 - The Rome-Rio de Janeiro air connection is created.
1940 - Green Bay Packers become 1st NFL team to travel by plane
joseph stalin Today In History...

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin1941 - Virgil Thomson’s 2nd Symphony, premieres

1944 - -Nov 19] Nazi raids in Dutch NE Polder
1945 - ”Girl from Nantucket” closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 12 perfs
1945 - New world air speed record 606 mph (975 kph) set by HJ Wilson of RAF
1947 - The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.
1948 - Britain’s House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry
1953 - St Louis Browns officially become the Baltimore Baseball Club Inc
1953 - The remaining human inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, Kerry, Ireland are evacuated to the mainland.
1956 - Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)
1956 - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1957 - WBOY TV channel 12 in Clarksburg, WV (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1958 - KAII TV channel 7 in Wailuku, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1959 - De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond
1959 - Giants slugger Willie McCovey wins NL Rookie of Year
1959 - William Shea shows proposed NYC stadium with transparent roof
1960 - New Washington franchise is awarded to Elwood Quesada
1962 - ”Nowhere to Go, But Up” closes at Winter Garden NYC after 9 perfs
1962 - President Kennedy dedicates Dulles Intl Airport outside Wash DC
1962 - Simon/Coleman/Leigh’s musical “Little Me” opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 257 performances
1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1963 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational
1964 - British Labour Party installs weapon embargo against South Africa
1965 - General Meeting of UN refuses admittance of China PR
1965 - William Eckert is unanimously elected commissioner of baseball
1966 - Leonids meteor shower peaks (150,000+ per hour)
1967 - Beatles Ltd & Apple Music Ltd swap names
1967 - French author Régis Debray sentenced to 30 years in Bolivia
1967 - Surveyor 6 becomes 1st man-made object to lift off Moon
1968 - ”Zorba” opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 305 performances
1968 - John Kander/Fred Ebbs musical “Zorba,” premieres in NYC
1968 - KHNE TV channel 29 in Hastings, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies’ Golf Invitational
1968 - NBC cuts to show “Heidi” and misses Raider’s rally to beat Jets, 43-32
1968 - Alexandros Panagoulis is condemned to death for attempting to assassinate Greek dictator George Papadopoulos.
1969 - SALT-discussions open in Helsinki Finland
1970 - British newspaper Sun puts 1st pinup girl on pg 3 (Stephanie Rahn)

1970 - Russia lands Lunokhod 1 unmanned remote-controlled vehicle on Moon
1970 - Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse.
1972 - Juan Peron returns to Argentina
1973 - Greek regime attacks students with tanks, 100s killed
1973 - Teri Garr plays role of a stripper on “The Nurse”
1973 - Pres Nixon tells AP “…people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook”
1974 - Bonnie Bryant wins Bill Branch LPGA Golf Classic
1974 - Union of Banana Exporting Countries (UPEB) forms
1974 - Aliança Operário-Camponesa (Worker-Peasant Alliance) founded in Portugal as a front of PCP(m-l).
1976 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1977 - Bernard Pomerance’s “Elephant Man” premieres in London
1977 - Egyptian Pres Sadat formally accepts invitation to visit Israel
1977 - Miss World Contest – Miss UK wears $9,500 platinum bikini
1979 - Daniel Okrent sketches out 1st draft rules for Rotisserie Baseball
1979 - Khomeini frees most black & female US hostages
1979 - NY Stars (WBL) home opener at Madison Square Garden in NYC
1979 - On a flight to Austin, TX, Daniel Okrent sketches out the first
1980 - John Lennon releases “Double Fantasy” album in UK
1981 - ”1st” opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 37 performances
john lennon Today In History...

Musician and Beatle John Lennon1981 - NBA NY Knick Bill Cartwright, ties record of 19 of 19 free throws

1982 - Dale Murphy wins NL MVP
1983 - ”La Tragedie de Carmen” opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 187 perfs
1983 - Harm Wiersma retains checkers world championship
1983 - Phila Flyers win 13th straight NHL game
1984 - Golden State Warrior scores 59 points losing to NJ Nets 124-110
1984 - Islanders score 20 assists against Rangers
1985 - Howard Stern begins broadcasting on 92.3 WXRK FM NY
1985 - NY Jets best offensive production beating Tampa Bay 62-28
1986 - ”Oh Coward!” opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 56 performances
1987 - George Bell is 1st Blue Jay ever to win the AL MVP
1988 - Linda Petursdottir of Iceland, 18, crowned 38th Miss World
1988 - Neil Simon’s “Rumors” premieres in NYC
1989 - Bret Saberhagen signs record $2,966,667 per year KC Royal contract
1991 - ”Brigadoon” closes at New York State Theater NYC after 12 performances
1991 - 1st TV condom ad aired (FOX- TV)
1991 - Detroit Lion Mike Utley is paralized in a game vs LA Rams
1992 - ”Gypsy Passion” opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 55 performances
1992 - Blue Jay Nigel Wilson is 1st pick of Marlins in expansion draft
1992 - Dateline NBC airs a demonstration show General Motors trucks, blowing up on impact, later revealed NBC rigged test
1992 - Erling Kagge begins successful exploration at South pole
1993 - ”Grand Night For Singing” opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 perfs
1993 - Antonov AN-124 flies in South Iran against mountain: 17 killed
1993 - US House of Representatives approve Nafta
1994 - ”Sunset Boulevard” opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 977 performances
1994 - 3rd Germany government of Kohl forms
1994 - Irish government of Reynolds resigns
1996 - ”Present Laughter” opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
1996 - Sam’s Town Bowling Invitational
1997 - Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame
1997 - In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre (The police then kill the assailants).
2000 - A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills 7, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.
2000 - Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as president of Peru.
2004 - Kmart Corp. announces it is buying Sears, Roebuck and Co. for $11 billion USD and naming the newly merged company Sears Holdings Corporation.
2005 - Italy’s choice of national anthem, Il Canto degli Italiani, becomes official in law for the first time, almost 60 years after it was provisionally chosen following the birth of the republic.
2006 - Official naming of element 111, Roentgenium (Rg).
2012 - 50 schoolchildren and a bus driver are killed after a train collides with a school bus in Manfalut, Egypt

Famous Birthdays.

9 - Vespasian, Falacrina, Italy, Roman Emperor (AD 69-79), (d. AD 79)
331 - Flavius Claudius Julianus, [Julian the Apostate], Emperor
1502 - Atahualpa, last emperor of the Inca (d. 1533)
1503 - Il Bronzino, Florentine painter (Eleanor de Toledo & her Son)
1576 - Roque Gonzales, Paraguayan missionary (d. 1628)
1594 - Johan van Beverwijck, Dutch physician/writer (Treasure of Health)
1612 - Dorgon, Manchu prince (d. 1650)
1681 - Pierre François le Courayer, French theologian (d. 1776)
1685 - Pierre Gaultier, French-Canadian trader and explorer (d. 1749)
1690 - Noel-Nicolas Coypel, French painter/cartoonist
1704 - Salomeja Neris, [S Bacinskaite-Buciene], Latvian poet
1729 - Maria Antonietta of Spain, queen of Sardinia (d. 1785)
1755 - Louis XVIII, 1st post-revolutionary king of France (1814-24)
1765 - Étienne-Jacques-Joseph-Alexandre MacDonald, French marshal (d. 1840)
1771 - Jonathan Huntington, composer
1787 - Michele Carafa, composer
1790 - August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician (d. 1868)
1794 - John Barrien Montgomery, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1873
1799 - Titian Ramsey Peale, US, artist/naturalist (American Ornithology)

vespasian Today In History...Roman Emperor Vespasian(9)1808 - Alberich Zwyssig, composer

1814 - Joseph Finegan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1885
1816 - August W Ambros, Austria musicologist (History of Music)
1826 - John McArthur, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906
1827 - Petko Slavejkov, Bulgarian writer (d. 1895)
1834 - Stephen Hinsdale Weed, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1835 - Andrew L. Harris, governor of Ohio (d. 1915)
1837 - David Capriles, director of psychiatry of Monte Christo, Curacao
1837 - Derk J A Haspels, Dutch actor
1837 - Willem Coenen, composer
1854 - Louis HG Lyautey, French minister of Defense (1916-17)
1859 - Gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup, composer
1865 - John S Plaskett, Canadian astronomer (Plaskett’s twins)
1866 - Voltairine de Cleyre, American anarchist (d. 1912)
1876 - Baron Joseph van de Meulebroeck, mayor (Brussels, Belgium)
1877 - Frank Calder, the first NHL President (d. 1943)
1878 - Grace Abbott, Grand Island Neb, social worker (US Children Bureau)
1879 - Gerardus H de Haas, socialist vicar
1881 - Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, English 1st baron of Hesketh Dutch/MP
1883 - Harold Baumgartner, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1913)
1885 - Henry de Man, Belgium, sociologist/chairman (Belgian Workers Party)
1886 - Crane Wilbur, Athens NY, dir/writer (Bat, Canon City, Yellow Cargo)
1887 - Bernard L Montgomery, British field marshall (WW II-African campaign)
1888 - Ariantje “Jeanne” Leg, actress (It Vijgeblaadje, It Hippie)
1890 - Jack Cusack, pro football pioneer (Canton Bulldogs)
1891 - Guido Pannain, composer
1891 - Jean Del Val, [Gautier], France, actor (Sainted Devil, Flying Deuces)
1892 - Max Deutsch, composer
1894 - Eelco van Kleffens, minister of Foreign affairs (1939-46)/diplomat
1894 - Sophocles Venizelos, premier of Greece (1944, 50-51)
1895 - Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher (d. 1975)
1895 - Gregorio López y Fuentes, Mexican author (d. 1966)
1896 - Lev Vygotsky, Russian psychologist (d. 1934)
1897 - Ed Baker, Davis WV, actor (Keystone Kops)
1897 - Frank Fay, San Francisco, California, American actor (God’s Gift to Women, Love Nest)
1897 - Sara Haden, Galveston Tx, actress (A Family Affair)
1899 - Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Coup of Trafalgar)
1899 - Douglas Shearer, Canadian film sound engineer (d. 1971)
1900 - Marcel Dalio, Paris, actor (Casablanca)
1901 - Joyce Wethered, Surrey England, golfer (4 time British Amateur champ)
1901 - Lee Strasberg, Austria, acting coach/actor (Somewhere in the Night)
1901 - Max Zehnder, composer
1901 - Raymond Chevreuille, Belgian composer
1901 - Walter Hallstein, West German politician (CDU) (Hallstein doctrine)
1902 - Eugene Paul Wigner, mathematician/physicist (A Bomb, Nobel 1963)
1902 - Lee Strasberg, Austria, acting coach/actor (And Justice for All)
1903 - Joseph Kaminski, composer
1904 - Isamu Noguchi, sculptor (1963 Fine Arts Medal)
1905 - Arthur Chipperfield, cricketer (Aus batsman & leggie 99 on Test debut)
1905 - Astrid Bernadotte, Princess of Sweden
1905 - Mischa Auer, [Ounskowsky], St Petersburg Russia, actor (My Man Godfrey)
1905 - Wazyk, [Adam Wagman], Polish poet/author (Eyes & Mouth)
1906 - Betty Bronson, Trenton NJ, actress (Evel Knievel, One Stolen Night)
1906 - Soichiro Honda, Japan, founder/CEO (Honda Motor Co)
1906 - Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (d. 2007)
1907 - Israel Regardie, Aleister Crowley’s secretary (d. 1985)
1909 - Gerald Savory, actor playwright/TV producer (Heart of the Matter)
1911 - Charles Walters, US, actor/choreographer/director (Easter parade)
1911 - Nobutaka Shikanai, Japans media CEO (Fujisankei Com Group)
1911 - William Tannen, NYC, actor (Jailhouse Rock, Sitting Bull)
1911 - Christian Fouchet, French diplomat (d. 1974)
1914 - Archie Campbell, Bullsgap Tenn, comedian (Hee Haw)
1916 - Winson Hudson, community activist (rural Mississippi)
1917 - Jack Lescoulie, Sacramento California, TV host (Jackie Gleason Show)
1919 - Hershy Kay, Philadelphia Penn, composer/arranger (Olympic Hymn)
1919 - Ludwig Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord, journalist
1920 - Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish singer (d. 2005)
1921 - Albert Bertelsen, Danish painter
1922 - Emile Noel, international civil servant
1923 - Bert Sutcliffe, cricketer (all-time great NZ left-handed bat)
1923 - Robert Francis Vere Heuston, British professor of law
1923 - Mike Garcia, American baseball player (d. 1986)
1924 - Lucas J “Luc” Lutz, Dutch actor/director (Hague Comedy)
1925 - Charles Mackerras, Schenectady NY, Australian conductor
1925 - Colin Campbell Mitchell, soldier
1925 - Libby Newman, painter/printmaker/curator
1925 - Rock Hudson, Winnetka, Ill, actor (Pillow Talk, A Farewell to Arms)
1927 - Ellis Hillman, politician
1928 - Colin McDonald, cricketer (stalwart Australian opening bat for 1950′s)
1928 - Rance Howard, American actor
1929 - Edgar White, US, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1952)

1929 - Pieter A H Bos, Dutch lawyer/attorney general on Aruba
1929 - Sumner White, US, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1952)
1929 - Norm Zauchin, baseball player (d. 1999)
1930 - Bob Mathias, Tulare, California, American decathlete (Olympic-gold-1948, 52)
1930 - Brian Joseph Lenihan, politician
1930 - David Werner Amram, Philadelphia Pa, composer (Splendor in the Grass)
1933 - Orlando Peña, Cuban baseball player
1934 - James M Inhofe, (Rep-R-Oklahoma)
1934 - Fenella Fielding, English actress
1935 - Anton Sailer, Austria, skier (Olympic-3 golds-1956)
1936 - Leni van Rijn-Vellekoop, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1936 - Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet (d. 2005)
1937 - Peter Edward Cook, Torquay England, actor/comedian (Bedazzled)
1938 - Alvaro Leon Cassuto, composer
1938 - Gordon Lightfoot, Ontario Canada, folksinger (Sundown)
1938 - Peter Snell, NZ, 800m/1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1960, 64)
1938 - Thomas Black, English industrial/auto collector
1939 - Auberon Waugh, British author (d. 2001)
1940 - Luke Kelly, Irish folk music singer and banjo player
1941 - Gene Clark, Los Angeles California, rock vocalist/guitarist (Byrds)
1941 - Peter Hoagland, (Rep-D-Nebraska)
1942 - Annemarie Oster, Dutch actress (Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden)
1942 - Bob Gaudio, Bronx NY, rocker (Four Seasons-Sherry)
martin scorsese Today In History...

Director Martin Scorsese(1942)1942 - Martin Scorsese, Queens, New York, director (Raging Bull, The Departed)

1942 - Khang Khek Leu, Cambodian politician
1943 - Lauren Hutton, [Mary], Charleston SC, model/actress (American Gigolo)
1944 - Danny DeVito, Neptune NJ, actor (Taxi, Ruthless People, Twins)
1944 - Eugene Clarke, Tipton Missouri, rock guitarist
1944 - Lorne Michaels, [Lipowitz], Toronto Ontario, comedian (SNL)
1944 - Tom Seaver, Fresno, California, American MLB pitcher (NY Met, 300 game winner, Cy Young ’69 ’73 ’75)
1944 - Jim Boeheim, Hall of Fame Coach
1944 - Rem Koolhaas, Dutch architect
1945 - Elvin Hayes, NBA star (San Diego, Houston, Baltimore)
1945 - Jeremy Hanley, British Lower house member
1945 - Roland Joffe, director (City of Joy, Mission, Killing Fields)
1946 - Martin Barre, British pop guitarist (Jethro Tull)
1946 - Terry E. Branstad, Governor of Iowa
1947 - Rod Clements, rocker
danny devito Today In History...

Actor Danny Devito (1944)1947 - Stewkey, [Robert Antoni], rocker

1947 - Steven E. de Souza, American scriptwriter
1947 - Inky Mark, Canadian politician
1948 - Jaime Huelamo, Spain, cyclist (Olympic-bronze-1972) drug disqualified
1948 - Howard Dean, American politician
1949 - John Boehner, (Rep-R-Ohio)
1949 - Thomas Lionel Hill, New Orleans, 110m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1972)
1950 - Roland Matthes, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Oly-gold-1968, 72)
1950 - Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and race team owner
1951 - Dean Paul Martin, Santa Monica California, actor (Billy-Misfits of Science)
1951 - Jack Vettriano, Methil Scotland, Scottish painter ( The Singing Butler)
1951 - Stephen Root, American actor
1951 - Butch Davis, American football coach
1952 - M Cyril Ramaphosa, sec-gen of South African Mine Workers’ Union
1952 - Roman Codreanu, Romania, wrestler (Olympic-1980)
1953 - Dino Martin Jr, rocker
1953 - Jilly Johnson, England, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde)
1954 - Mark Brandon Read, Australian criminal
1955 - Bill McCreary, Ontario, NHL referee
1955 - Peter Cox, rocker (Go West-Call Me, Don’t Look Down)
1955 - Yolanda King, actress (Fluke, Ghosts of Mississippi)
1955 - Dennis Maruk, Canadian hockey player
1957 - Debbie Thrower, BBC News Reader
1958 - Allison Finney, Winnetka IL, LPGA golfer (1989 Standard Register)
1958 - Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Oak Park Ill, actress (Color of Money)
1959 - William R Moses, Los Angeles California, actor (Cole-Falcon Crest)
1959 - Terry Fenwick, English footballer
1960 - Jonathan Ross, British talk show host (Tall Guy)
1960 - RuPaul, drag queen/model/actor (RuPaul Show)
1960 - Kirk Fogg, host of Legends of the Hidden Temple
1961 - Merete Van Kemp, Denmark, actress (Grace-Dallas, Princess Daisy)
1961 - Robert Stethem, U.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (d. 1985)
1962 - Eric Olson, Santa Monica California, actress (Apple’s Way)
1962 - Dédé Fortin, Quebec singer (Les Colocs) (d. 2000)
1963 - Marco T Dawson, Freising Germany, PGA golfer (1995 Greater Milw-2nd)
1963 - Pedro Luis Estrada, Brooklyn New York, American murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1964 - Marina Tcherkasova, US, pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1980)
1964 - Michelle Knox-Zaloom, Annapolis MD, rower (Olympics-96)
1964 - Ralph Garman, American actor and radio personality
1965 - Grant Connell, Regina Saskatchawan, tennis player (Olympics-96)
1965 - Paul Sorrento, Somerville MA, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
1965 - Raffaella Reggi, Italy, tennis star
1965 - Rob Koll, Bellefonte PA, 163 lbs/74 kg freestyle wrestler (Olymp-96)
1965 - Winthrop Graham, Jamaica, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1988)
1965 - Amanda Brown, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) and composer
1966 - Jeff Buckley, musician
1966 - Daisy Fuentes, model/MTV veejay (America’s Funniest Videos)
1966 - Jeff Nelson, Baltimore MD, pitcher (NY Yankees)
1966 - Sophie Marceau, Paris France, actress (Braveheart, L’Amour Braque)
1966 - Kate Ceberano, Australian singer
1967 - Howard Griffith, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1967 - Ronnie Devoe, Boston, vocals (New Edition, Bell Div Devoe-Candy Girl)
1967 - Sheila Lussier, La Mesa California, actress (Reform School, My Chauffeur)
1968 - Cacho Conde, WLAF tight end/running back (Barcelona Dragons)
1968 - Sean Miller, American basketball coach
1969 - Takako Inque, Toride Japan, wrestler (Japan)
1969 - Ryotaro Okiayu, Japanese voice actor
1970 - Chris Tamer, Dearborn, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
1970 - Max Huiberts, soccer player (Roda JC)
1970 - Paul Allender, British guitarist (Cradle of Filth)
1971 - Audra Keller, Macon Georgia, tennis star (1993 Futures-Evansville IN)
1972 - Ron Lewis, WLAF OL (Amsterdam Admirals)

1972 - Leonard Roberts, American actor

1972 - Kimya Dawson, American singer
1973 - Scott Rehberg, tackle (New England Patriots)
1973 - Eli Marrero, American baseball player
1973 - Bernd Schneider, German footballer
1974 - Abbygale Williamson Arenas, Miss Universe-Photogenic (Phil, 1997)
1974 - Brandon Call, actor (Baywatch, Blind Fury, Step by Step)
1974 - Marc Edwards, NFL fullback (SF 49ers)
1974 - Leslie Bibb, American actress
1974 - Berto Romero, Spanish humorist
1975 - Lord Infamous, Rapper
1976 - Dafne Zeledon, Miss Universe-Costa Rica (1996)
1976 - Diane Neal, American actress
1976 - Brandon Call, American actor
1977 - Ryk Neethling, South African swimmer
1978 - Zoë Bell, New Zealand actress
1978 - Reggie Wayne, American football player
1979 - Matthew Spring, English footballer
1980 - Isaac Hanson, vocalist (Hansons-Do Wah)
1980 - [Clarke] Isaac Hanson, Tulsa OK, singer (Hansons-MMMMbop)
1980 - Brad Bradley, American professional wrestler
1980 - Mercedes Martinez, professional wrestler
1981 - Sarah Harding, English singer (Girls Aloud)
1982 - Katie Feenstra, American basketball player
1982 - Yusuf Pathan, Indian cricketer
1983 - Christopher Paolini, American novelist
1983 - Yiannis Bourousis, Greek basketball player
1983 - Ryan Braun, Los Angeles, California, American baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers)
1983 - Scott Moore, American baseball player
1983 - Nick Markakis, American baseball player
1983 - Harry Lloyd, English actor
1984 - Park Han-byul, South Korean actress
1985 - Patrick Quinn, Personal Trainer
1986 - Nani, Portuguese football player
1987 - Darren McKillion, Northern Irish sportsman
1988 - Justin Cooper, Los Angeles, California, American actor (Liar, Liar, General Hospital)
1990 - Shanica Knowles, American actress
1992 - Darian Weiss, American actor
1994 - Raquel Castro, American actress

 

Famous Weddings.

1934 - Lyndon B Johnson marries Claudia Alta Taylor
1978 - Gerald Lascelles (under English princess Mary) weds Elizabeth Colvin
2003 - Singer Blake Shelton (27) weds Kaynette Williams in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
2008 - Heartthrob finalist from Top Chef’s second season Sam Talbot (30) weds Colombian model and t-shirt designer Paola Guerrero in a secret wedding ceremony at City Hall in New York City
2012 - Award-winning Chinese actress Chen Yao (33) weds cinematographer Yu Cao in Queenstown, New Zealand

 

Famous Deaths.

375 - Valentinian I “The Great”, Roman Co-Emperor and Ruler of Western Roman Empire (336-75), dies at 54
474 - Leo II, Byzantine Emperor (474), dies
594 - St Gregory of Tours, Frankisch bishop of Tours, dies at 55
641 - Emperor Jomei of Japan (b. 593)
680 - Hilda of Whitby (b. 614)
885 - Queen Liutgard
1093 - Margaret, widow of Scottish king Malcolm III, dies
1231 - Elisabeth of Hungary, daughter of Andrew II of Hungary (b. 1207)
1302 - St. Gertrude the Great (b. 1256)
1326 - Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician (b. 1285)
1494 - Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian philosopher (b. 1463)
1512 - Kempo Roeper, Frisian rebel, quartered
1558 - Reginald Pole, English cardinal/scholar/”heretic”, dies at 58
1562 - Antoine de Bourbon, father of Henry IV of France (b. 1518)
1592 - John III of Sweden (b. 1537)
1600 - Kuki Yoshitaka, Japanese naval commander (b. 1542)
1608 - Adolf, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies in battle at 22
1632 - Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal (b. 1594)
1643 - Jean-Baptiste Budes, Comte de Guébriant, Marshal of France (b. 1602)
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Chronicler/Bishop Gregory of Tours (594)

1648 - Thomas Ford, composer, dies
1665 - John Earle, English bishop
1668 - Joseph Alleine, English preacher (b. 1634)
1690 - Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier (b. 1610)
1713 - Abraham van Riebeeck, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (b. 1653)
1720 - Calico Jack, English pirate (b. 1682)
1747 - Alain R Lesage, French author (Le diable boiteux), dies at 79
1768 - Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st duke of Newcastle, dies at 75
1770 - Gian Francesco de Majo, composer, dies at 38
1776 - James Ferguson, British astronomer (b. 1710)
1780 - Bernardo Bellotto, Italian painter (b. 1720)
1794 - Jacques François Dugommier, French general (b. 1738)
1796 - Catherine the Great [Catherine II], Empress of Russia (1762-96), dies of a stroke at 67
1808 - David Zeisberger, Moravian missionary (b. 1721)
1818 - Charlotte Sophia von Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of England, dies
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Empress of Russia Catherine the Great (1796)

1826 - Louise Reichardt, composer, dies at 47
1848 - Jozef B “Olim” Cannaert, Flemish lawyer, dies
1849 - Prince Alexander of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst, German priest and miracle-worker (b. 1794)
1856 - William Knyvett, composer, dies at 77
1858 - Robert Owen, British father of the cooperative movement (b. 1771)
1862 - Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky, composer, dies at 63
1865 - James McCune Smith, African-American doctor and abolitionist (b. 1813)
1875 - Hilario Ascasubi, Argentina author (pampa, gauchos & indians), dies
1893 - Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg, king of Bulgaria (1879-86), dies at 36
1897 - George Hendric Houghton, American Protestant Episcopal clergyman (b. 1820)
1902 - Hugh Price Hughes, Methodist Social Reformer (b. 1847)
1905 - Adolf WAKF, duke of Nassau/grand duke of Luxembourg, dies at 88
1905 - Philip EFMCBLG, earl of Flanders, dies
1905 - Adolphe of Luxembourg, (b. 1817)
1917 - Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (Baiser, Thinker), dies at 77
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Sculptor Auguste Rodin(1917)1921 - John McLaren, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1912), dies

1921 - Pa Chay Vue, Hmong Nationalist
1922 - Robert Comtesse, Swiss Federal Councillor (b. 1847)
1927 - Adolf A Joffe, Russian author/diplomat, commits suicide at 44
1928 - Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author, politician, & freedom fighter (b. 1865)
1929 - A F A Lilley, cricketer (92 dismissals in 35 Tests 1896-1909), dies
1929 - Herman Hollerith, German/US statistician (punch card), dies at 69
1931 - Georgi Atanasov, composer, dies at 50
1931 - John P Lotsy, botanist/geneticist (Resumptio Genetics), dies at 64
1936 - Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Austrian contralto (b. 1861)
1937 - Jack Worrall, cricketer (Australian batsman 1885-99, 11 Tests), dies
1938 - Ante Trumbić, Croatian politician (b. 1864)
1940 - Eric Gill, British sculptor (b. 1882)
1940 - Raymond Pearl, American biologist (b. 1879)
1941 - Earnest Udet, German general/head air pioneer, commits suicide
1942 - Ben Reitman, American anarchist, physician (b. 1879)
1943 - Paul Charles Rene Landormy, composer, dies at 74
1944 - A C MacLaren, cricketer (England batsman from turn of century), dies
1947 - Ricarda Huch, writer, dies at 83
1947 - Victor Serge, Russian anarchist, novelist, and historian (b. 1890)
1955 - James Price Johnson, composer, dies at 64
1958 - Mort Cooper, baseball player (b. 1913)
1959 - Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer/pianist/conductor, dies at 72
1962 - Arthur Vining Davis, CEO (Alcoa-1910-57), dies at 95 in Miami
1968 - Wilhelm Lehmann, writer, dies at 86
1968 - Mervyn Peake, British writer (b. 1911)
1970 - Naunton Wayne, actor (Dead of Night), dies at 69
1971 - Gladys Cooper, actress (Margaret-The Rogues), dies at 83
1971 - Jackie Cooper, actor (People’s Choice), dies at 49
1971 - Melville Cooper, actor (Diane, Bundle of Joy), dies of cancer at 75
1973 - The Mother, Sri Aurobindo Ashram (b. 1878)
1974 - Clive Brook, actor/director (On Approval), dies at 87
1975 - Kay Johnson, actress (Real Glory, Of Human Bondage), dies at 70
1976 - Victor Alessandro, composer, dies at 60
1978 - Claude Dauphin, actor (Paris Precinct), dies at 75
1978 - James J “Gene” Tunney, heavyweight boxing champ (1926-8), dies at 80
1979 - John Glassock, bass (Jethro Tull), dies at 27 following heart surgery
1981 - Bob Eberly, singer (Jimmy Dorsey Band), dies at 65
1982 - Bill Baldwin, announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 69
1982 - Duk Koo Kim, S Korean boxer, legally declared dead
1982 - Eduard Tubin, composer, dies at 77
1982 - Ruth Donnelly, comedienne, dies at 86 in NYC
1985 - Jimmy Ritz, actor (Ritz Brothers), dies of heart failure at 81
1986 - Alan Hewitt, actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian), dies at 71
1986 - Georges Besse, French president-director of Renault, murdered
1987 - Irene Wicker, singer/actress (Singing Lady), dies at 81
1988 - Sheilah Graham, gossip columnist, dies of heart failure at 84
1989 - Billy Lee, actor (Sons of Legion, Biscuit Eater), dies
1989 - Emerson Buckley, composer, dies at 73
1989 - Gus Farace, American gangster (b. 1960)
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Physicist Robert Hofstadter(1990)

 

1990 - Robert Hofstadter, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

1991 - John Blatnik, (Rep-Minn, 1947-75), dies at 80
1991 - Kelly Jean Van Dyke-Nance, (Jerry Van Dyke’s daughter), suicide at 33
1991 - Paul Reid Roman, actor (Aviator, Blue Knight), dies of cancer at 55
1992 - Audre Lorde, St Croix’ feminist author (Black Unicorn), dies
1993 - Jthm de Vreeze, Dutch MP (KVP, 1956..77), dies at 80
1993 - Gérard D. Lévesque, Canadian politician (b. 1926)
1994 - G Waller, German/Swiss movie journalist (NRC/Variety), dies at 82
1995 - Alan Hull, singer/composer, dies at 50
1995 - Edward LeBone Molotlegi, chief of the Bafokeng, dies at 66
1995 - John Prickett, teacher/ecumenist, dies at 88
1995 - Marguerite Young, writer, dies at 87
1995 - Peter John Welding, record producer, dies at 60
1996 - Andrew John Fairclough, trade union educator, dies at 45
1996 - Johan Fleming Ramsland, broadcaster, dies at 54
1998 - Esther Rolle, American actress (b. 1920)
2000 - Louis Eugène Félix Néel, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
2001 - Michael Karoli, German guitarist (b. 1948)
2002 - Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat (b. 1915)
2003 - Arthur Conley, American singer (b. 1946)
2003 - Don Gibson, American singer (b. 1928)
2004 - Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (b. 1970)
2004 - Alexander Ragulin, Russian hockey player (b. 1941)
2005 - Marek Perepeczko, Polish actor (b. 1942)
2006 - Bo Schembechler, American football coach (b. 1929)
2006 - Flo Sandon’s, Italian singer (b. 1924)
2006 - Ruth Brown, American blues singer (b. 1928)
2006 - Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer (b. 1927)
2008 - Pete Newell, American basketball coach (b. 1915)
2008 - George Stephen Morrison, American admiral and father of The Doors’ lead singer Jim Morrison
2011 - Kurt Budke, American basketball coach (b. 1961)
2011 - Olin Branstetter, American businessman and politician (b. 1929)
2012 - Margaret Yorke, English crime fiction writer, dies at 88

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