CDAY Almanac Today in history, birthdays, holidays CDAY 1 Birthdays Philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223)<br> Fran‡ois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint<br> Henri II, Duke de Rohan-Gi‚, French Huguenot leader<br> Johann Friedrich Treiber, composer<br> Afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill)<br> Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building.<br> Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building<br> Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building.<br> Jose Pradas Gallen, composer<br> Lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet<br> Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter<br> Johann Georg Witthauer, composer<br> William IV, king of England (1830-37)<br> Jernej Kopitar, Slovenian censor (Slovenian Grammar)<br> Augustin-Louis, Baron Cauchy, French mathematician<br> Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France, L'Amour)<br> Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, WW II Dutch statesman/historian<br> Johannes Frederick Frohlich, composer<br> Francesco Schira, composer<br> Thomas Jefferson McKean, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)<br> William Barksdale, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863<br> John Sanford Mason, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1897<br> Kate Fanny Loder, composer<br> Otto Goldschmidt, composer<br> Arthur T Verhaegen, Belgian worker's union leader<br> Benedetto Junck, composer<br> Leonid N Andrejev, Russian journalist/writer (Red Laugh)<br> Aubrey Beardsley<br> Aubrey Beardsley<br> Aubrey Beardsley<br> Aubrey Beardsley<br> Aubrey Beardsley<br> Aubrey Beardsley, England, artist (Salome)<br> Herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1918-27)<br> Maurice Lippens, Belgian earl/minister/governor of Congo<br> Henry Ainley, Leeds England, actor (As You Like It)<br> Johan H Westerveld, Dutch WW II resistance fighter/leader (OD)<br> Bill Henry, SF Calif, newscaster (Who Said That?)<br> Charles Vanel, Rennes France, actor (Wages of Fear)<br> Juliette Marie Olga Lili Boulanger, composer<br> Lili Boulanger, composer<br> Blossom Rock, actress, (Grandmamma-Addams Family)<br> Raymond Herreman, Flemish writer (Rose of Jericho)<br> Roark Bradford, writer/humorist (Ol' Man Adan an' His Chillun)<br> Eileen Percy, Belfast Ireland, silent film actress (Let's Go)<br> Renato Fasano, composer<br> Yannis Constantinidis, composer<br> Count Basie<br> Count Basie<br> Count Basie<br> Count Basie<br> Count Basie<br> [William] Count Basie, Red Bank NJ, jazz musician (Blazing Saddles)<br> Isadore I Friz Freleng, KC MO, animator (Warner Bros cartoons)<br> Joachim Homs, composer<br> Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, advertising magnate<br> Miguel Torga, [Adolfo Correia da Rocha], Portuguese author<br> Roy K Marshall, Glen Carbon Ill, TV scientist (Nature of Things)<br> David Farrar, Forest Gate England, actor (Beat Girl, I Accuse)<br> C Dillon Douglas, Geneva Switz, US Secretary of Treasury (1961-65)<br> Jon William Jr Haussermann, composer<br> Bruce Trent, singer<br> Cornelius Johnson, LA Calif, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1936)<br> Diana Churchill, actress (Spider, Sally Bishop, Housemaster)<br> Victor Rosow, writer<br> Dallas Pratt, collector<br> Doug Wright, cricketer (England's leg-spinning genius of 30's & 40's)<br> Jack Weston, [Morris Weinstein], Cleveland, actor (4 Seasons, Rad)<br> William John Raff Hooper, cartoonist<br> Christopher R Milne, son of Alan A Milne (Winnie the Pooh)<br> Chris Schenkel<br> Chris Schenkel<br> Chris Schenkel<br> Chris Schenkel<br> Chris Schenkel<br> Chris Schenkel, Biuppus Ind, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights)<br> Jack Weston<br> Jack Weston<br> Jack Weston<br> Jack Weston<br> Jack Weston<br> Gerald D Lascelles, son of English princess Mary<br> Ben-Zion Orgad, composer<br> Wilhelm Jr Killmayer, composer<br> Gillian Sheen, England, foils (Olympic-gold-1956)<br> Zdenek Lukas, composer<br> Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada, leader of S Afr Communist Party<br> Frank Perry, film director<br> Margaret Rose, princess of Engl (Sister of Queen Elizabeth) [or 4/21]<br> Gregg Smith, composer<br> Nancy Hadley, LA Calif, actress (Love That Jill, Joey Bishop Show)<br> Melvin Van Peebles<br> Melvin Van Peebles<br> Melvin Van Peebles<br> Melvin Van Peebles<br> Melvin Van Peebles<br> Melvin Van Peebles, Chicago IL, actor/director (Sophisticated Gent)<br> Janet Baker, York England, mezzo-soprano (Owen Wingrave)<br> Ken Taylor, cricketer (England opening batsman three times 1959-64)<br> Wilt Chamberlain<br> Wilt Chamberlain<br> Wilt Chamberlain<br> Wilt Chamberlain<br> Wilt Chamberlain<br> Mart Crowley, playwright (Boys in the Band)<br> Wilt Chamberlain, NBA great center (LA Laker, 5 time MVP)<br> Robert Stone, US writer (Who'll Stop the Rain, WUSA)<br> Kenny Rogers<br> Kenny Rogers<br> Kenny Rogers<br> Kenny Rogers<br> Kenny Rogers<br> Kenny Rogers, singer (Through the Years)/actor (Coward of the County)<br> Clarence Williams III, NYC, actor (Mod Squad, 52 Pick Up, Purple Rain)<br> Harold W Reid, Augusta County Va, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57)<br> Ana Isabel Anderson-Imbert, physician, rheumatologist<br> Robert Camac, horse trainer<br> Jackie DeShannon, Hazel Kentucky, singer (What the World Needs Now)<br> Peter Weir, Sydney Aust, director/writer (Witness, Dead Poets Society)<br> Patty McCormack, Bkln NY, actress (Mama, Peck's Bad Girl, Ropers)<br> Lev Alburt, USSR, International Chess Master (1976)<br> Carl Giammarese, Chicago Ill, rock guitarist (Buckinghams)<br> Taurean Blacque, actor (Hill Street Blues)<br> Bernhard Germeshausen, German DR, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)<br> Harry Smith, Hammond Ind, TV co-anchor (CBS Morning Show)<br> Joe Strummer, vocals/guitarist (Clash-Rock the Casbah) [or 1/25/1955]<br> Archie Griffin, NFL runningback (won 2 Heisman Trophies, Ohio State)<br> Steve Smith, LA Calif, rock drummer (Journey)<br> Carol Charbonnier, LPGA golfer<br> Kim Cattrall, Liverpool England, actress (Mannequin, Star Trek VI)<br> Budgie, rock drummer (Slits, Siouxsie & the Banshees-Wild Thing)<br> Janice Thomas, WBL guard (NY Stars)<br> Kim Sledge, Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)<br> Dom Mamzi, horse trainer<br> Anne Hobbs, England, tennis star<br> Bud Schultz, Meriden Conn, tennis star<br> Jim McMahon, NFL QB (Chicago Bears, SD Chargers, Phila Eagles)<br> Richard Zokol, Kitimat BC, Canadian Tour golfer (1982 BC Open)<br> Danny Sheaffer, Jacksonville FL, catcher (St Louis Cardinals)<br> Lance Earl Deal, Riverton Wyoming, hammer thrower (Olympics-silver-96)<br> Melvin Douglas, Topeka KS, 198 lbs/90 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-96)<br> Jim Bullinger, New Orleans LA, pitcher (Chic Cubs)<br> John Wetteland, San Mateo CA, pitcher (NY Yanks, Rangers, Expos)<br> Michael Bendetti, actor (Officer Tony McCann-21 Jump Street)<br> Tuineau Alipate, NLF/WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, Minn Vikings)<br> Barbara Ann Moore, Spokane WA, playmate (Dec, 1992)<br> Shinichi Iwasaki, hockey goaltender (Team Japan 1998)<br> Andujar Cedeno, La Romana Dom Rep, infielder (Detroit Tigers)<br> Josee Chouinard, Rosemont Quebec, figure skater (Olymp-9th-1994)<br> Bill Roth, Yonkers NY, gymnast (Pan Am-gold-1995, Olympics-96)<br> Mark Hatfield, CFL guard (BC Lions)<br> Paulo Barrancos Guerra, Portugal, 10k runner<br> Steve Everitt, NFL center (Cleve Browns, Phila Eagles)<br> Shayne Edge, NFL/WLAF punter (Steelers, Barcelona Dragons)<br> Johnnie Harris, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)<br> Ben Mann, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics-1996)<br> Ismael Valdes, Ciudad Victoria Mexico, pitcher (LA Dodgers)<br> Amy Fisher, Long Island NY, shot Mary Jo Buttafucco<br> Pietra Gay, WNBA guard/forward (Houston Comets)<br> Alicia Witt, actress (Cybill)<br> Aiesha Lee Hendrick, Miss New York Teen USA (1996)<br> Ashley Whitney, Nashville TN, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics-96)<br> Hayden Panettiere, actress (One Life to Live) General events Zeta Draconid meteor shower, radiant in Draco<br> Zeta Draconid meteor shower, radiant in Draco<br> Erachus becomes bishop of Luik<br> 160 Jews of Chincon France, burned at stake<br> Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy<br> -22] Deed of Transfers proclaims Netherlands independence<br> Sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English & French fleet<br> Pueblo Indians takes possession of Santa F‚ from Spanish<br> Turkish army removes sultan Mustafa II<br> Emperor Karel VI, Turkey & Venice sign peace treaty<br> Nat Turner slave revolt kills 55 (Southampton County, Virginia)<br> John Hampson patents the venetian blind<br> John Hampson patents the venetian blind<br> John Hampton patents venetian blind<br> 1st Lincoln-Douglas debate (Illinois)<br> Raid at Lawrence KS by William Quantrill<br> BBT Charleston, SC [->DEC 31]<br> Battle at Globe Tavern, Virginia, ends after 2500 casualties<br> Battle of Grubbs Crossroads, KY<br> Battle of Summit Point, VA<br> Gen-major Nathan B Forrests assault on Memphis, Tennessee<br> American Bar Association organizes at Sarasota, NY<br> Edward Pooley completes record 8 stumpings in a cricket match<br> Providence shuts out Phillies 28-0<br> Mighty (Dan) Casey struck-out in a game with NY Giants!<br> William Seward Burroughs patents adding machine<br> Dutch Mackay govt resigns<br> Oldsmobile begins operation as a General Motors Corp division<br> 21st US Mens Tennis: William Larned beats Beals C Wright (62 68 64 64)<br> Joe McGinnity, suspended from NL for punching & spitting on an ump<br> Mr Carter-Cotton chosen 1st chancellor of Univ of British Columbia<br> 20th US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 290 at Midlothian CC Ill<br> Belgium: German troops occupy Tamines<br> French offensive in the Ardennen/Sambre<br> 3rd PGA Championship: Jock Hutchison at Flossmoor CC Flossmoor Ill<br> Curly Lambeau & Green Bay Football Club granted NFL franchise<br> BV Emmen soccer team forms<br> -22] Uprising against Greek president/dictator Pangalos<br> White Sox Ted Lyons no hits Red Sox 6-0 in just 67 minutes at Fenway<br> 4th Pan-African Congress meets (NYC)<br> Chicago Cardinals become 1st pro football team to train out of town<br> Prohibition of Wieringermeer finished<br> Babe Ruth hits his 600th HR, off George Blaeholder of Browns<br> Wes Ferrell is 1st to win 20 games in each of his 1st 4 seasons<br> Ruth's homer leads AL to a 4-2 win in 1st All Star Game<br> Red Sox Wes Ferrell, walks off mound when he feels he did no get good feilding, Sox suspend him<br> Italy bars all Jewish teachers in Public & High School<br> Alpine hunters plant German flag on Elbroezgebergte, Kaukasus<br> Transport nr 22 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany<br> Gromyko named USSR-ambassador in Washington<br> Japan leaves Aleutian Islands<br> Germans storm up Hill 262 (Mont Ormel) Normandy<br> Grieg/Work/Forest's musical "Song of Norway," premieres in NYC<br> Raid on Jewish childrens house in Secr‚tan/St-Mand‚<br> US 12nd Army corp occupies Sens<br> Pres Truman ends Lend-Lease program<br> 1st Little League World Series Maynard Midgets of Williamsport PA win<br> Indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson<br> Phila fans cause A's to forfeit game when they riot over a trapped line drive by Rich Ashburn, Giants leading 4-2 in 9th declared winners<br> Baseball player reps Ralph Kiner (NL) & Allie Reynolds (AL) hire John Norman Lewis at $15,000 to give legal advice to players in negotiation<br> Marion Carl in Douglas Skyrocket reaches record 25,370 m<br> Sultan Sidi Mohammed Am Joessoef V of Morocco deposed<br> WTVW TV channel 7 in Evansville, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting<br> 1st launching in Baikonur, Kazachstan (R7 "Semiorka"-rocket)<br> KUT-FM in Austin Texas begins radio transmissions<br> Hawaii became the 50th state.<br> Hawaii became the 50th state.<br> Hawaii becomes 50th US state<br> Jomo Kenyatta freed in Kenya<br> Verne Gagne beats Mister M (doctor X) in Minn, to become NWA champ<br> Jerry Lynch's record 15th pinch-hit HR gives Pirates a 7-6 win<br> Martial law declared in S Vietnam, following raids on Buddhist pagodas<br> Gemini 5 launched into earth orbit (2 astronauts)<br> Gemini 5 launched into earth orbit (2 astronauts)<br> Gemini 5 launched into Earth orbit (2 astronauts)<br> Romania adopts constitution<br> The Crusher beats Mad Dog Vachon in St Paul, to become NWA champ<br> Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open<br> China reports downing of 2 US bombers<br> Ken Harrelson becomes baseball's 1st free agent<br> Liquid gas tanker explodes in Martelange Belgium, 22 killed<br> Mikis Theodorakis arrested in Greece<br> William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight)<br> Soviet Union invades Czechoslovakia.<br> William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight)<br> Soviet Union invades Czechoslovakia.<br> After 5 years Russia once again jams Voice of America radio<br> Democratic Convention opens in Chicago<br> Marine James Anderson Jr is 1st black Medal of Honor winner<br> Radio Prague (Czech) at 12:50 AM announces a soviet led invasion<br> Warsaw Pact forces enter Czechoslovakia to end reform movement<br> William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight)<br> Fire in Al-Aksa-mosque in Jerusalem<br> US orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus is launched<br> US orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus is launched<br> 1st hot air balloon flight over Alps<br> British harbor strike ends<br> Grace Slick maced by police when a band official called cops, pigs<br> Republican convention opens in Miami Beach<br> US orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus launched<br> 3 truck pile up kills 10, injures 26 on French highway<br> Rick & Paul Reuschel become 1st brothers to pitch a combined shut out<br> US lightens trade embargo against Cuba<br> Al Bumbry hits 17th inside-the-park HR in Oriole history<br> Battle East Sussex: Mary Langdon becomes 1st British firewoman<br> Debbie Austin wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic<br> Donna Patterson Brice sets high speed water skiing rec (111.11 mph)<br> 1st gay theme telefilm - Matlovich vs US Air Force<br> Mets win a protested game against Astros, 5-0<br> Linda Ronstadt opens in "Pirates of Penzance" on Broadway<br> Palestinian terrorists are dispersed from Beirut<br> Rollie Fingers (Brewers) becomes 1st pitcher to get save #300<br> "La Cage aux Folles" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 1761 performances<br> 110øF (43øC) at Fayetteville, North Carolina (state record)<br> Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf<br> Mary Decker Slaney runs mile in world record 4:16.71<br> NY Lotto pays $41 million to three winner (#s are 14-17-22-23-30-47)<br> "Rags" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances<br> Ian Botham takes world-record 356th Test Cricket wkt (v NZ, The Oval)<br> Lake Nios Volcano in Cameroon kills 1,746<br> Red Sox Spike Owens scores 6 runs in a 24-5 rout of Cleve Indians<br> Surinames Ronnie Brunswijks Jungle commandos kill 2 govt officials<br> Volcanic eruption in Cameroon releases poison gas, killing 2,000<br> With 2 outs in 6th inning, Red Sox score 11 runs<br> "Mack Lobell" set harness racing's trotting mil (1:52)<br> Clayton Lonetree, 1st marine court-martialed for spying, convicted<br> Silke H”rneer swims female world record 100m breaststroke (1:07.91)<br> Cease fire between Iran & Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war<br> Juli Inkster wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic<br> Yordanka Donkova runs world record 100 m hurdles (12.21)<br> Voyager 2 begins a flyby of planet Neptune<br> Second Russian revolution fails as coup leaders flee. Gorbachev returns to find Yeltsin a hero. <br> Second Russian revolution fails as coup leaders flee. Gorbachev returns to find Yeltsin a hero. <br> Communist coup is crushed in USSR in 2 days<br> Latvia declares it's independence from USSR<br> Lyricist Bernie Taupin weds Strephanie Haymes<br> NASA loses contact with Mars Observer<br> -23] Typhoon Fred ravages Chinese county Zhejiang, 700+ killed<br> Ernesto Zedillo wins Mexican presidential election<br> Jane Geddes wins LPGA Chicago Golf Challenge<br> Royal Air Maroc ATR-42 crash down at Agadir, 44 killed<br> US marshals move in on Randy Weaver's cabin in Idaho<br> "Hughie," opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC<br> Christie Lee Woods, 18, of Texas, crowned 14th Miss Teen USA<br> Netscape Browser 3.0 is released<br> Typhoon Winnie kills 140, injures 3,000 in East China<br> US govt forces closure of Hudson Foods due to E Coli break out<br> Next total solar eclipse visible from North America