Sunday, January 14, 2018.


1451 Franchinus Gaffurius, composer
1467 Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, German gov/viceroy of Frisia
1566 Angelo Notari, composer
1592 Sjihab al-Din Sultan Choerram Sjah Djahan, leader of India
1615 John Biddle, English minister (Unitarian)
1618 Jan Six, Dutch mayor of Amsterdam
1655 Angelo Predieri, composer
1664 Simon van Slingelandt, Dutch grand pensionary (1727-36)
1684 Jean-Baptiste Vanloo, French painter
1700 Picander, [Christian F Henrici], German writer (Der S„uffer)
1705 Jean-Baptiste C Bouvet de Lozier/Lozier-Bouvet, governor (Reunion Is)
1722 Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer, composer
1730 William Whipple, merchant/judge (Declaration of Independence signer)
1741 Benedict Arnold, fink
1741 Benedict Arnold, US general turn traitor (Revolutionary War)
1741 Benedict Arnold, fink
1751 Corona Elizabeth Wilhelmine Schroter, composer
1780 Francois-Joseph Dizi, composer
1791 Calvin Phillips, became shortest known adult male (67 cm)
1791 Calvin Phillips, became shortest known adult male (67 cm; 2' 2")
1791 Calvin Phillips, became shortest known adult male (67 cm)
1798 Isaac da Costa, Dutch writer/lawyer
1798 Johan R Thorbecke, Premier of Netherlands (Lib-1849..72)
1800 Ludwig A F Ritter von K”chel, Austrian musicologist (Mozart, Fux)
1804 John Park, composer
1806 Matthew Fontaine Maury, Naval Commander (Confederacy)
1812 Carl Gradener, composer
1814 Johannes Josephus Viotta, composer
1817 Harmen S Sytstra, Dutch poet/editor (Iduna)
1818 Zacharias Topelius, Finnish historical novelist (Surgeon's Stories)
1819 Fabio Campana, composer
1819 Frederick Steele, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1868
1822 Nicholas Mori, composer
1831 John Bullock Clark Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1903
1834 William Cleaver Francis Robinson, composer
1836 [Hugh] Judson Kilpatrick, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1881
1839 Emil Bohn, composer
1841 Berthe M P Morisot, French painter/aquarellist
1844 Clara Kathleen Rogers, composer
1845 Henry C K Petty-Fitzmaurice 5th marquess of Landsdowne/gov-gen Canada
1850 Jean de Reszke, [Jan Mieczyslaw], Polish tenor
1850 Pierre Loti, [Julien Viaud], French sea officer/writer (Pˆcheur)
1851 Th‚ophile EA de Bock, Dutch painter/etcher/drawer
1861 Mehmed VI, last sultan of Ottoman Empire (1918-22)
1861 Wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf)
1861 Mehmed VI, last sultan of Ottoman Empire (1918-22)
1863 Pieter Oosterlee, Dutch educator
1868 Catharina A M de Savornin Lohman, Dutch author (Belief)
1871 Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress (Hofslachter)
1874 Thornton Waldo Burgess, author (Peter Rabbit)
1875 Albert Schweitzer, doctor, humanitarian, organist (Nobel 1952)
1875 Albert Schweitzer, doctor/humanitarian/organist (Nobel 1954)
1875 Albert Schweitzer, doctor, humanitarian, organist (Nobel 1952)
1878 Victor A D S‚galen, [Max An‚ly], French writer
1882 Hendrik W van Loon, Netherland, commentator/writer (Story of America)
1886 Hugh Lofting, England, writer & illustrator (Dr Dolittle)
1889 Vincenzo Davico, composer
1892 Hal Roach, early film director and producer.
1892 Hal Roach, early film director/producer (1 Million BC)
1892 Martin Niem”ller, clergyman (German Protestant); imprisoned by Hitler
1892 Hal Roach, early film director and producer.
1895 George Richard Samways, children's writer
1896 John dos Passos, novelist (1919, Big Money, 42nd Parallel)
1898 Helen Flint, Chicago, actress (Sea Devils, Married Before Breakfast)
1899 Fritz Bayerlein, German lt-general (WW I, Poland, Libya, St-Lo)
1901 Bebe Daniels, Scotland, actress (42nd Street, Lonesome Luke)
1901 Carlos P Romulo, Philippine general/diplomat/jurist
1902 Alfred Tarski, Warsaw, mathematician/logician
1902 F C Terborgh, [Reijnier Flaes], Dutch writer (De Turkenoorlog)
1903 Veronica Turleigh, County Donegal Ireland, actress (Promoter)
1904 Cecil Beaton, England, royal family photographer
1906 William Bendix
1906 William Bendix
1906 William Bendix
1906 William Bendix
1906 William Bendix
1906 Walter Knape, composer
1906 William Bendix, NYC, actor (Lifeboat, Babe Ruth Story, Life of Riley)
1907 Derek Richter, British neuro chemist (Aspects of learning & memory)
1907 Sophie Redmond, Suriname's 1st female physician
1908 Carl Esmond, Vienna Austria, actor (Address Unknown, Hitler)
1908 Ruggiero de Rudolpho Columbo, US singer/actor (Miracle of Women)
1909 Joseph Walton Losey, Wisconsin, director (Damned, Accident)
1910 Renier van der Velden, composer
1911 George Amadee Tremblay, composer
1911 Helmut Degen, composer
1912 Rudolf Hagelstange, German author/poet (Spielball der G”tter)
1913 Tillie Olsen, American writer (Tell Me a Riddle)
1914 Harold Russell, actor (Best Years of Our Life)
1915 Andre Frossard, Catholic columnist
1916 John Oliver Killens, novelist
1919 Andy Rooney, Albany NY, CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes)
1919 Giulio Andreotti, 7 x premier (Italy)
1920 Andy Rooney
1920 Andy Rooney
1920 Andy Rooney
1920 Andy Rooney
1920 Andy Rooney
1920 Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux)
1920 Donald Beard, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the 1950's)
1920 George Herman, newsman (CBS-TV)
1921 Charles Gaupp, German/Dutch painter
1921 Mark Lawrence, Wash DC, pianist (Alice Pearce)
1924 Guy Williams, NYC, actor (Zorro, Lost in Space)
1925 Yukio Mishima, Japan, novelist (Temple of Golden Pavilion)
1926 Frank Aletter, Long Island NY, actor (Mac-It's About Time, Tom-Nancy)
1926 Harold Wolpe, sociologist lawyer/Soth African activist
1926 Tom Tryon, Hartford CT, actor (Cardinal, All That Glitters)
1927 Ivan Kalita, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-silver-1968)
1928 Gerald Arpino, Staten Island NY, choreographer
1929 Aleksander Petrovic, film director
1929 Billy Walker, Ralls Tx, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
1930 Edgar Sergeyi Hovhanesyan, composer
1930 Ernest Just, Black biologist, served as VP of American Zoologists
1931 Juraj Pospisil, composer
1932 Caterina Valente, Paris France, singer (Entertainers)
1932 Harriet Andersson, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Cries & Whispers)
1936 Clarence Carter, US singer (Thread the Needle)
1936 John Paul Cain, Sweetwater TX, PGA golfer (1989 Greater Grand Rapids)
1936 Ludmila Pinayeva, USSR, 500m kayak (Olympic-gold-1964, 1968, 1972)
1936 Reiner Klimke, German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1984)
1937 Billie Jo Spears, country singer
1937 Ken Higgs, cricketer (effective Engld pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1965-68)
1938 Jack Jones
1938 Jack Jones
1938 Jack Jones
1938 Jack Jones
1938 Jack Jones
1938 Allen Toussaint, [Naomi Neville], pianist/songwriter (Ride Your Pony)
1938 Jack Jones, LA Calif, singer (Love Boat Theme)
1940 Julian Bond, Nashville Tenn, (D-Ga) civil rights leader
1941 Faye Dunaway
1941 Faye Dunaway
1941 Faye Dunaway
1941 Faye Dunaway
1941 Faye Dunaway
1941 C L "Gibby" Gilbert Jr, Chattanooga TN, PGA golfer (1976 Danny Thomas)
1941 [Dorothy] Faye Dunaway, Bascom Fl, actress (Chinatown, Bonnie & Clyde)
1941 Marjoe Gortner, Long Beach Ca, actor (Speak Up America, Falcon Crest)
1942 Amichand Rajbansi, South African politician
1942 Carol Bellamy, Planfield NJ, (City Council Pres-D-NYC, 1978-85)
1943 Holland Taylor, Phila, actress (Bossom Buddies, Camilla-Naked Truth)
1943 Jos‚ Luis Rodriguez, Caracas Venezuala, singer (Dueno De Nada)
1943 Ronald Hunter, Boston Mass, actor (Lazarus Syndrome)
1943 Shannon Lucid, Shanghai China, astronaut (STS 51G, 34, 43, 58, 76/79)
1944 Graham Vivian Marsh, Kalgoorlie Australia, PGA golfer (1977 Heritage)
1947 Bill Weberniuk, Canadian snookers player
1948 Carl Weathers, New Orlean La, actor (Apollo Creed-Rocky)
1948 T-Bone Burnett, musician/producer
1948 Tim Harris, rocker (Foundations)
1949 Christine Belford, Amityville NY, actress (Banacek, Empire, 90210)
1949 Lawrence Kasdan, Miami FL, director/writer (Accidental Tourist)
1951 Gil Pak Jong, Korea PR, judo (Olympic-1976)
1951 William Risrook, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
1952 Sydney Biddle Barrow, madam/autohr (Mayflower Madam)
1958 Colin Ferguson, murderer (6 people on the LIRR on Dec 7, 1993)
1959 Carl Chas Smash Smyth, rock bassist (Madness-Our House)
1959 Geoff Tate, vocalist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
1959 Paul Terry, cricketer (in Germany Two Tests England v WI 1984)
1959 Susan Smith, Beloit WISC, playmate (Sept, 1981)
1961 Robert Edwin Hall, mountaineer/businessman
1962 Patrica Morrison, rocker (Sisters of Mercy-Walk Away, Black Planet)
1964 Sergei Nemchinov, Moscow Rus, NHL center (NY Islanders, Oly-Silver-98)
1964 Steven Soderbergh, writer (Mimi, Schizoplis)
1965 Dave Lowry, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)
1965 D‚sir‚e Nosbusch, Luxembourg, actress (The Fan)
1965 Jemma Redgrave, London England, actress (Buddha of Suburbia)
1966 Daniel J Schneider, Memphis Tn, actor (Dennis-Head of the Class)
1966 Matt Brock, NFL defensive end/tackle (NY Jets)
1967 Emily Watson, actress (Breaking the Waves, Boxer)
1967 Terry Wooden, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks, KC Chiefs)
1967 Tom Rhodes, actor (Tom Rhodes-Mr Rhodes)
1968 Fred[ric] Honebein, SF Calif, rower (Olympics-5th-1996)
1968 L L Cool J, [James Todd Smith], St Albans NY, rapper (Bigger & Deffer)
1969 Jason Bateman
1969 Jason Bateman
1969 Jason Bateman
1969 Jason Bateman
1969 Jason Bateman
1969 Dave Grohl, drummer (Nirvana, Foo Fighters)
1969 David Webb, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1969 Jason Kent Bateman, Rye NY, actor (David-Valerie, Hogan Family)
1969 Martin Bicknell, cricketer (England pace bowler 1993)
1969 Rico Smith, NFL wide receiver (Cleve Browns)
1970 Eric Charron, Verdun, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
1970 Steve Cooke, Kanai Hawaii, pitcher (Pitts Pirates)
1970 Tyrone Hughes, NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears)
1972 Kyle Brady, NFL tight end (NY Jets)
1972 Michael Davis, NFL cornerback (Cleve Browns)
1973 Ed Howard, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
1973 Lethon Flowers, NFL defensive back (Pitts Steelers)
1973 Rod Myers, Conroe TX, outfielder (KC Royals)
1974 Hugues Legault, Montreal Quebec, 50m swimmer (Olympics-96)
1974 Kevin Jefferson, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
1974 Michael Dritlein, WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)
1974 Nancy Napolski, Hinsdale Idaho, air rifle (Olympics-1996)
1975 Marcel Koning, soccer player (FC The Hague/NEC)
1977 Terry Ryan, St Johns, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
1988 Jamie Altman, son of Lynda Carter & Robert Altman
1988 Jordy, French singer
1989 Sextuplets, Paris France, (to a 29-year-old woman)


1236 English king Henry III marries Eleonora of Provence
1526 Charles V & Francis I sign Treaty of Madrid
1526 Francis I forced to give up claims in Burgundy, Italy & Flanders
1601 Church authorities burn hebrew books in Rome
1639 1st Connecticut constitution (Fundamental Orders) adopted in Hartford
1639 Rodger Ludlow publishes"Fundamental Orders of Connecticut"
1641 United East Indian Company conquerors city of Malakka, 7,000 killed
1659 Battle at Elvas: Portuguese beat Spanish
1690 Clarinet invented, in Nrnberg, Germany
1699 Massachusetts holds day of fasting for wrongly persecuting "witches"
1717 German mob leader "Sjako" sentenced to death in Amsterdam
1724 Spanish King Philip V abdicates throne
1739 England & Spain signs 2nd Convention of Pardo
1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army leaves Glasgow [OS=Jan 3]
1783 Congress ratifies peace treaty between US & England
1784 Revolutionary War ends when Congress ratifies Treaty of Paris
1784 Revolutionary War ends when Congress ratifies Treaty of Paris
1784 Revolutionary War ends; Congress ratifies Treaty of Paris
1785 Mozart completes "Dissonantenkwartet" (opus 10)
1794 Dr Jessee Bennet of Edom Va, performs 1st successful Cesarean section operation on his wife
1799 Eli Whitney receives government contract for 10,000 muskets
1799 King of Naples flees before advancing French armies
1813 Gideon Hawley becomes 1st state school superintendent in US (NY)
1814 King of Denmark cedes Norway to King of Sweden by treaty of Kiel
1847 Conspiracy in New Mexico against US
1858 French Emperor Napoleon III escapes attempt on his life by Felice Orsini, an Italian patriot who was later executed
1861 Ft Pikens, FL falls into state hands
1863 Battle between gunboats at Bayou Teche Louisiana
1864 Battle of Cosby Creek, TN
1864 General Sherman begins his march to the South
1868 NC constitutional convention meets in Raleigh
1868 SC constitutional convention, meets with a black majority
1873 "Celluloid" registered as a trademark
1873 P B S Pinchback elected to Senate
1874 I D Shadd elected Speaker of lower house of Miss legislature
1878 US Supreme court rules race separation on trains unconstitutional
1897 6,960-m (22,834') Cerro Aconcagua (Argentina) 1st climbed
1898 Joe Darling hits the 1st six in Tests (out of the ground)
1900 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Tosca," premieres in Rome
1905 Hubbell, Shubert & Smith's musical "Fontana," premieres in NYC
1908 Roger Hartigan scores century on Test debut v Eng Adelaide (116)
1909 Co”p. Far. Central Management forms
1912 Raymond Poincar‚ becomes premier of France
1914 Henry Ford introduces the Assembly Line for his cars.
1914 Henry Ford introduces the Assembly Line for his cars.
1914 Henry Ford introduces assembly line, for T-Fords
1916 Dutch South Sea dike cracks
1918 Finland & USSR adopts New Style (Gregorian) calendar
1919 John McGraw, Charles A Stoneham, & Judge MCQuade buy NY Giants
1924 Allies direct Fiume (Rijeka) in Italy
1925 Alban Berg's atonale opera "Wozzeck," premieres in Berlin
1927 Toronto Maple Leafs 1st hat trick (Hap Day) vs NY Rangers
1929 Afghan King Amanullah forced to resign
1932 1st totalisator (to record racetrack bets) in US installed, Hialeah
1932 Horse racing legend Eddie Arcaro won his 1st race
1935 Oil pipeline Iraq-Mediterranean goes into use
1936 L.M. "Mario" Giannini elected president of Bank of America.
1936 L.M. "Mario" Giannini elected president of Bank of America.
1936 L M (Mario) Giannini elected president of Bank of America
1938 National Society for Legalization of Euthanasia forms (NY)
1939 All commercial ferry service to the East Bay ends.
1939 All commercial ferry service to the East Bay ends.
1939 All commercial ferry service to East Bay ends
1939 Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica
1940 Commissioner Kenesaw Landis gives free agency to 91 Detroit Tigers
1940 NFL Pro Bowl: Green Bay beats NFL All-Stars 16-7
1942 Japanese troops land at oil center Balikpapan in Borneo
1943 Alex Smart (Mont) is 1st NHLer to score hat trick in his 1st game
1943 FDR & Winston Churchill confer in Casablanca concerning WW II
1943 Heinrich Himmler views Warsaw
1944 Soviet army begins offensive at Oranienbaum/Wolchow
1946 2 jetties collapse in Ganges-160 Hindu pilgrims are crushed
1949 Black/Indian race rebellion in Durban, South Africa; 142 die
1950 "As the Girls Go" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 420 perfs
1950 US recalls all consular officials from China
1951 NFL Pro Bowl: 1st since 1942, Americans beat Nationals 28-27
1952 "Today Show" premieres with Dave Garroway & Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV
1952 Rationing of coffee in Netherlands ends
1952 Snow storm in Sierra Nevada kills 26
1953 Vaughan William's "Sinfonia Antartica," premieres in Manchester
1953 WALA TV channel 10 in Mobile, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 Yugoslavia elects it's 1st president (Marshal Tito)
1954 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio marries actress Marilyn Monroe
1954 Sandy Wilson's musical "Boyfriend," premieres in London
1955 Heitor Villa-Lobos' 8th Symphony, premieres in Phila
1956 Jordan government refuses to join Pact of Baghdad
1956 Little Richard releases "Tutti Frutti"
1960 Tuindorp-Oostzaan in Northern Amsterdam, flooded
1960 US Army promoted Elvis Presley to Sergeant
1961 Chic Bear Willard Dewveall becomes 1st NFLer to join AFL
1962 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-30
1963 George C Wallace sworn in as governor of Alabama, his address states "segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!"
1964 14th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-107 at Boston
1964 Bapu Nadkarni 32-27-5-0 v England, 21 maiden overs in a row
1964 Jacqueline Kennedy's 1st public appearance (TV) since assassination
1966 David Bowie releases his 1st record (Can't Help Thinking About Me)
1967 20,000 attend Human Be-In, SF
1967 Earthquake in Sicily kills 231
1967 NY Times reports Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments
1967 Sonny & Cher release "Beat Goes On"
1968 Soyuz 4 launched
1968 Superbowl II: Green Bay Packers beat Oakland Raiders, 33-14 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB
1969 Soyuz 4 is launched
1969 Soyuz 4 is launched
1969 25 members of US aircraft carrier Enterprise die during maneuvers
1969 Soyuz 4 launched; rendezvous with Soyuz 5 two days later
1971 John Snow takes 7-40 for England to beat Australia by 299 runs
1972 "Sanford & Son" starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV
1972 WMAH TV channel 19 in Biloxi, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 WMAU TV channel 17 in Bude, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 WMAW TV channel 14 in Meridian, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1973 Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in Calif
1973 Superbowl VII: Miami Dolphins beat Wash Red Skins, 14-7 in LA
1973 Tap dancer Ray Castle measured at 1440 taps/min on BBC TV
1973 Superbowl MVP: Jake Scott, Miami, S
1974 World Football League founded
1975 Anita Wold (Norway) sets women's ski jump distance record-98 m
1975 USSR breaks trade agreement with US
1976 "Bionic Woman" with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC (later NBC)
1976 Ted Turner becomes CEO of Atlanta Braves
1978 Sex Pistols' final concert (Winterland, SF)
1979 Pres Carter proposes Martin Luther King's birthday be a holiday
1980 "Blues Brothers" movie with Dan Akwoyd & John Belushi opens
1980 Shakuntala Devi, mentally multiplies 2 13-digit #s in 28 sec
1981 FCC frees stations to air as many commercials an hour as they wish
1984 Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand
1985 16 indicted by US for granting sanctuary to Central American refugees
1985 M Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors & Evert)
1985 œ sinks to record low-$1.11
1986 Constitution of Guatemala takes effect
1986 Vinicio Cerezo becomes only 2nd freely elected president of Guatemala since CIA-sponsored coup in 1954
1987 Catfish Hunter & Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1989 "Romance/Romance" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 297 perfs
1989 1,000 muslims burn Rushdies' "Satanic Verses" in Bradfort England
1989 29 year old French woman gives birth to sextuplets in Paris
1989 Former Belgian premier Paul Vanden Boeynants kidnapped
1990 "Simpsons" premiered on Fox-TV
1990 11th ACE Cable Awards
1990 Perez de Cuellar says he has lost all hope for peace in Gulf
1991 "Barbara DeAngelis Show" premieres on CBS-TV
1991 Jorge Serrano El¡as sworn in as president of Guatemala
1991 Tyne Daly arrested for drunk driving in Van Nuys Calif
1991 Valentin Pavlov become new premier of USSR
1993 "Anna Christie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 54 performances
1993 David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS
1993 Polish ferry boat capsizes in storm, 50 die
1994 Inna Lassovskaya triple-jumps ladies world record (14.61m)
1994 Kathleen Kinmont files for divorce from Lorenzo Lamas
1994 Russian manned space craft TM-17, lands
1995 10,000s South Africans attend state funeral of Joe Slovo
1995 16th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 23 awards
1996 "Holiday" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 49 performances
1996 "Swinging On a Star" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 97 perfs
1996 Liselotte Neumann wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champions
1998 100th episode of "Ellen," airs
1998 Charles Barkley pleads not guilty to an assault charge

That's All....

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