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Tuesday, January 16, 2018.



Birthdays


1587 Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter
1672 Francesco Mancini, composer
1697 Richard Savage, poet
1728 Niccol Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola)
1749 Vittoria A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda)
1757 Samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem)
1804 Karl August Krebs, composer
1807 Charles Henry Davis, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1877
1815 Adolph Trube, composer
1815 Henry Wagner "Old Brains" Halleck, Maj-General (Union Army)
1834 Albert Lindley Lee, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1907
1837 James Phillip Simms, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1887
1847 Klmn Mikszth, Hungary, writer (Wonderparaplu)
1853 Andr Michelin, French industrialist, tire manufacturer
1853 Andr Michelin, France, industrialist/tire manufacturer (Michelin)
1853 Johnston Forbes-Robertson, English actor/theater director (Kathleen)
1853 Andr Michelin, French industrialist, tire manufacturer
1864 Frank Bacon, actor/author (Lightnin)
1868 Cyril Metodej Hrazdira, composer
1870 Wilhelm Normann, German chemist (hardening of oils)
1872 Edward G Craig, actor/director (On the art of theatre)
1872 Henri-Paul Busser, composer
1873 Boyd Alexander, English explorer
1874 Robert Service, England, Canadian poet (Cremation of Sam McGee)
1878 Harry Carey Sr, Bronx NY, actor (Aces Wild, Border Cafe, Air Force)
1878 Henry Dewitt "Harry" Carey II, US actor (Informer)
1878 Robert Garbe, German poet (Grniek)
1885 Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland (1939-40)
1887 John Hamilton, Penn, actor (Perry White-Superman)
1890 Karl Freund, Czech/Austrian cameraman/director
1890 Lloyd Bacon, San Jose CA, actor (Charlie Chaplin)
1893 Henry C Rmke, Dutch psychiatrist (Periods in Man's Life)
1894 Guy Chamberlin, early NFL end/coach (Canton, Frankford, Cards)
1901 Fulgencio Batista, president/dictator of Cuba (1933-44, 1952-59)
1902 Eric Liddell, China, English 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1924)
1902 Evelyn Levine, composer
1904 Max Vredenburg, composer
1905 Ernesto Halffter, composer
1906 Clement Greenberg, art critic
1906 Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)
1907 Alexander Knox, Canada, actor (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind)
1907 Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist
1908 Ethel Merman, stage & screen actress (Anything Goes, Call Me Madam)
1909 Ethel Merman
1909 Ethel Merman
1909 Ethel Merman
1909 Ethel Merman
1909 Ethel Merman
1910 David McCampbell, US pilot/capt (WW II-Pacific-downed 34 Jap planes)
1911 Dizzy Dean
1911 Dizzy Dean
1911 Dizzy Dean
1911 Dizzy Dean
1911 Dizzy Dean
1911 Gilbert Gadoffre, French scholar
1911 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, HOF baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1912 Franz Tumler, Austria, author/novelist (Cloak, Aufruf)
1914 Roger Aubert, Belgium, church historian (Le Pontificat de Pie IX)
1916 Frederick Stewart, British geologist
1917 Buddy Lester, Chicago Ill, actor (Nick-Phil Silvers Show)
1918 Stirling Silliphant, screenwriter
1919 Bob Boucher, Kent Ohio, orch leader (Music on Ice)
1920 Elliot Reid, NYC, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
1923 Martin Stokken, Norway, nordic relay (Olympic-silver-1952)
1923 Roy Lanham, rocker (Sons of the Pioneers)
1923 Willem Aantjes, Dutch politicial leader (CDA)
1924 Katy Jurado, Mxico, actress (High Noon, Trapeze, Barabbas, AKA Pablo)
1926 John "Jack" Layden, local politician
1928 Ezra Sims, composer
1928 John William Fozard, aircraft designer
1928 William Kennedy, US writer
1929 Allard Lowenstein, radical (Students for Democratic Action)
1929 Francesco Scavullo, Staten Island NY, celebrity photographer
1929 Tage Nielsen, composer
1930 Norman Podhoretz, Brooklyn NY, author/editor (NY Post)
1931 Vladimir Skutina, writer playwright/journalist
1932 Dian Fossey, zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist)
1932 Jim Berry, cartoonist (Berry's World)
1933 Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A, 27, T-3)
1933 Susan Sonntag, writer
1934 Marilyn Horne in Pennsylvania
1934 Bill Alexander, (Rep-D-AR, 1969- )
1934 Marilyn Horne, Bradford, Pa, mezzo-soprano
1934 Richard Wernick, Boston Mass, composer
1934 Marilyn Horne in Pennsylvania
1935 A.J. Foyt
1935 A.J. Foyt
1935 A.J. Foyt
1935 A.J. Foyt
1935 A.J. Foyt
1935 A J Foyt, Houston, auto race driver (Indy 500 1961, 64, 67, 77)
1936 Michael White, theater/film producer (From Russia With Love)
1937 Bob Bogle, Portland, rock bassist/guitarist (Ventures-Batman Theme)
1937 Conny Vandenbos, Dutch singer (My rose, my little rose)
1938 Michael Pataki, Youngstown Ohio, actor (Get Christie Love)
1939 Cliff Thorburn, English snookers player
1941 Christine Janes, tennis player
1941 Richard Bohringer, Paris France, actor (Diva, I Married a Shadow)
1941 Tmen G J "Tim" Beekman, actor (Nosferatu)
1942 Barbara Lynn, rocker
1942 Bill Francis Mobile Al, rocker (Dr Hook)
1942 Tony P Hall, (Rep-D-OH, 1979- )
1942 William Francis, rocker
1943 Brian Ferneyhough, composer
1943 Gavin Bryars, composer
1944 Ronnie Milsap
1944 Ronnie Milsap
1944 Ronnie Milsap
1944 Ronnie Milsap
1944 Ronnie Milsap
1944 Chris de Marigny, painter/designer
1944 Jim Stafford, Eloise Fla, singer (Spiders & Snakes, My Girl Bill)
1944 Ronnie Milsap, Robbinsville NC, country singer (Legend in My Time)
1945 Kabir Bedi, actor (Thief of Baghdad, Terminal Entry)
1946 Michael L Coats, Sacramento Ca, Capt USN/astr (STS 41-D, 29, 39)
1947 Georgette Mosbacher, CEO (La Prairie cosmetics)
1947 Juliet Berto, Grenoble France, actress (Le Sex Shop)
1948 John Carpenter
1948 John Carpenter
1948 John Carpenter
1948 John Carpenter
1948 John Carpenter
1948 Anatoli Yakovlevich Solovyov, Riga, cosmonaut (TM-5,9,15,26, STS 71)
1948 Christopher Moran, English financier/multi-millionaire
1948 Cliff Thorburn, Victoria, BC, champion snooker player
1948 John Carpenter, Carthage NY, director (Halloween, The Thing)
1950 Debbie Allen
1950 Debbie Allen
1950 Debbie Allen
1950 Debbie Allen
1950 Debbie Allen
1950 Caroline Munro, Windsor England, actress (Spy Who Loves Me) [or 12/16]
1950 Debbie Allen, Houston Tx, dancer/actress (3 Girls 3, Lydia-Fame)
1950 Jesse Dizon, Oceanside CA
1951 Richard Thompson, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
1952 Lloyd Blaine Hammond Jr, Savannah Ga, Major USAF/astr (STS 39, 64)
1952 Roberta Baskin, NY, correspondent (48 Hours)
1955 Jerry M Linenger, Mt Clemens Mich, PhD/Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 81/84)
1956 Wayne Daniel, cricketer (WI fast bowler 1976-84)
1958 Anatoli Boukreev, mountaineer
1959 Sade
1959 Sade
1959 Sade
1959 Sade
1959 Sade
1960 Sad, [Helen Ady] Nigeria, rocker (Taboo; Grammy 1986-Best new singer)
1962 Jan Koster, Dutch drummer (Sleeze Beez-Powertool)
1962 Kevin Ross, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons, KC Chiefs)
1962 Paul Webb, rocker (TalkTalk)
1964 Gail Graham, Vanderhoof BC, LPGA golfer (1995 Fieldcrest Cannon)
1964 Mark Collins, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Giants, KC Chiefs, GB Packers)
1964 Trevor Barsby, cricketer (Queensland opening batsman since 1984-85)
1966 Anthony Washington, Glasgow Montana, discus thrower (Olympics-4th-96)
1966 Jack McDowell, Van Nuys CA, pitcher (NY Yankees, White Sox, Indians)
1967 Jeff Branson, Waynesboro Miss, infielder (Cin Reds)
1967 Maxine Waters Jones, rocker (En Vogue)
1968 David Chokachi, actor (Baywatch)
1969 Chelan Kozak, Revelstoke BC, equestrian (Olympics-96)
1969 Roy Jones, Pensacola Fla, Light-MW boxer (Olympic-silver-1988)
1970 Don MacLean, NBA forward (NJ Nets, Denver Nuggets)
1970 Ron Villone, Englewood NJ, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
1971 Josh Evans, actor (Ricochett, The Doors)
1971 Jukka-Pekka Nummi, WLAF cornerback (Scottish Claymores)
1971 Junior Bryant, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
1971 Michel Kreek, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
1971 Scott Williams, Orange Calif, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
1971 Sergei Bruguera, Spain, tennis star
1971 Ulrich van Gobbel, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
1972 Desiree Leipham, Spokane Wash, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-17th-1995)
1972 Joe Horn, wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
1972 Lee McIntyre, Peak Hill Aust, golfer (T3 1995 NSW Trainee Champ)
1973 Josie Davis, LA Calif, actress (Sarah-Charles in Charge) [or Jun 19]
1973 Mario Bates, NFL-running back (New Orleans Saints)
1973 Willie Whitehead, CFL defensive end (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1974 Kate Moss
1974 Kate Moss
1974 Kate Moss
1974 Kate Moss
1974 Kate Moss
1974 Kate Moss, Addiscomb Surrey England, model (Calvin Klein)
1976 Trisha Stillwell, Miss USA-Oklahoma (1997, top 10)
1986 Mason Gamble, actor (Dennis the Menace)

Events


National Hat Day
National Nothing Day
National Hat Day
National Nothing Day
1219 Floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, 1,000s killed
1325 Laure de Noves, beloved of Petrarch, marries Hugues de Sade
1493 Columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip
1531 English Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting
1547 Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar of Moscow
1556 Emperor Karel appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain
1581 English parliament passes laws against Catholicism
1756 England & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster
1759 British Museum opens in London
1765 Charles Messier catalogs M41 (galactic cluster in Canis Major)
1776 Continental Congress approves enlistment of free blacks
1777 Vermont declares independence from NY
1780 Battle at Cape St Vincent: admiral Rodney beats Spanish fleet
1795 French army under Pichegru occupies Utrecht Neth
1819 Godert baron van der de Capellen becomes governor of Dutch-Indies
1832 Charles Darwin lands at San Tiago, Cape Verde
1863 -Aug 23rd) Cruise of CSS Florida
1864 Heavy fighting takes place near Dandridge, Tennessee
1865 Confederate brig-gen John Pegram marries Hetty Cary
1865 Drunken sailor attacks munitions at Ft Fisher NC, 40 die
1865 Gen Wm Sherman issues Field Order #15 (land for blacks)
1865 SF Dramatic Chronicle started
1868 Refrigerator car patented by William Davis, a fish dealer in Detroit
1870 Virginia becomes 8th state readmitted to US after Civil War
1871 Jefferson Long of Georgia sworn in as 2nd black congressman
1877 Color organ (for light shows) patented, by Bainbridge Bishop
1879 January record 13" of snow falls in NYC (broken Jan 7, 1996)
1883 Pendleton Act creates basis of federal civil service system
1883 Pendleton Act creates basis of federal civil service system
1883 Pendleton Act creates basis of US Civil Service system
1883 Quebec Rugby Football Union forms
1887 Cliff House badly damaged when a cargo of gunpowder on the schooner "Parallel" explodes nearby.
1887 Cliff House badly damaged when a cargo of gunpowder on the schooner "Parallel" explodes nearby.
1887 Cliff House damaged when schooner "Parallel"'s powder cargo explodes
1889 128F (53C), Cloncurry, Queensland (Australian record)
1897 John Dewey's essay "My Pedagogic Creed" appears in School Journal
1905 Baseball outfielder Frank Huelsman traded for 6th time in 8 months
1905 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Dawson City (Yukon) in 2 games Ottawa Silver 7 beats Dawson City (Yukon) 23-2 for Stanley Cup, this is most lopsided playoff game, Frank McGee scores 14 goals
1906 -13] Conference of Algeciras (about Morocco)
1906 -Apr 13] Conference of Algeciras (about Morocco)
1908 Pinnacles National Monument, Calif established
1909 British explorer Ernest Shackleton finds magnetic south pole
1909 David, Mawson & Mackay reach south magnetic pole
1911 Pandora becomes 1st 2-man sailboat to round Cape Horn west to east
1913 British House of Commons accepts Home-Rule for Ireland
1914 Writer Maksim Gorki returns to Russia
1915 Congress authorizes $1 & $50 Panama-Pacific Intl Expo gold coin
1919 Prohibition ratified by 3/4 of states; Nebraska is 36th
1920 18th Amendment, prohibition, goes into effect; repealed in 1933
1920 18th Amendment, prohibition, goes into effect; repealed in 1933
1920 18th Amendment, prohibition, goes into effect; repealed in 1933
1920 1st assembly of League of Nations (Paris)
1920 Georgia declares independence
1925 Gen M Froense replaces Trotsky as People's Commissioner of Defense
1925 Leon Trotsky dismissed as CEO of Russian Revolution Military Council
1931 Bradman scores 223 Australia v WI, 297 mins, 26 fours
1933 Bert Oldfield flattened by Larwood delivery in Adelaide Test
1936 1st photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track in Hialeah Fla
1936 Screen Actors Guild incorporates with King Vidor as president
1936 Spanish socialists/communists/anarchists form Unidad Popular
1938 Benny Goodman refuses to play Carnegie Hall when black members of his band were barred from performing
1939 Comic strip "Superman" debuts
1941 US vice admiral Bellinger warns of an assault on Pearl Harbor
1941 War Dept forms 1st Army Air Corps squadron for black cadets
1942 William Knudsen becomes 1st civilian appointed a general in US army
1943 -60F (-51C), Island Park Dam, Idaho (state record)
1943 1st US air raid on Ambon
1943 German 2nd SS-Pantzer division evacuates Charkow
1943 Red Army recaptures Pitomnik airport at Stalingrad
1944 Gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London
1945 Scottish 52nd land division/1st Commando brigade-assault at Heinsberg
1945 US 1st & 3rd army meet at Houffalise
1947 Vincent Aurial elected president of France
1948 35 Haganah members are ambushed & killed in Gush Etzyon
1949 "Rape of Lucretia" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 23 perfs
1949 KNBH (now KNBC) TV channel 4 in Los Angeles, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
1949 WTOP (now WUSA) TV channel 9 in Washington, DC (CBS) 1st broadcast
1950 Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands recognize Israel
1951 Viet Minh offensive against Hanoi
1951 World's largest gas pipeline opens (Brownsville Tx, to 134th St, NYC)
1952 New Dutch bible translation finished
1952 US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary
1953 27th Australian Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beat J Sampson (63 62)
1953 41st Australian Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Mervyn Rose (60 63 64)
1953 Egyptian Premier Gen Naguib disbands all political parties
1953 KXLY TV channel 4 in Spokane, WA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 "South Pacific" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 1928 performances
1955 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open
1955 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-19
1956 Egyptian pres Nasser pledges to reconquer Palestine
1957 3 B-52s leave Calif for 1st non-stop round world flights
1957 Cavern Club (Beatle's) opens on Matthews Street in England
1958 William Gibson's "Two for the Seesaw," premieres in NYC
1961 "Conquering Hero" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 8 performances
1961 Russian espionage ring detected in Great Britain
1962 Shooting begins on "Dr No"
1962 Suit accuses NYC Board of Education uses "racial quotas"
1963 Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb
1963 Tennessee Williams' "Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore," premieres
1964 "Hello, Dolly!" opens at St James Theater NYC for 2,844 performances
1964 AL owners vote 9-1 against Charlie Finley moving KC A's to Louisville
1965 "Oh What a Lovely War" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 125 performances
1965 "Outer Limits" last airs on ABC-TV
1965 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-14
1965 Searchers' "Love Potion #9" peaks at #3
1965 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1966 Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic bishop in US
1966 Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center
1967 1st black government installed in Bahamas
1967 Lucius Amerson, becomes 1st southern (Ala) black sheriff in 20th cent
1968 21st NHL All-Star Game: Toronto beat All-Stars 4-3 at Toronto
1968 Jay Allen's "Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," premieres in NYC
1969 Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space
1969 Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space
1969 Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space
1970 Col Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya
1970 Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause
1970 NFL realigns into 3 divisions (down from 4)
1970 AAU player Steve Myers makes a basketball field goal of 92'3" from out of bounds, Tacoma-it shouldn't have counted, but was allowed
1971 Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (1:58.7)
1972 Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes European all-round lady skating champ
1972 Super Bowl VI: Dallas Cowboys-24, Miami-3 in New Orleans Superbowl MVP: Roger Staubach, Dallas, QB
1973 USSR's Lunakhod begins radio-controlled exploration of moon
1973 USSR's Lunakhod begins radio-controlled exploration of moon
1973 NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza"
1973 USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of Moon
1974 "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published
1974 L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville, Oregon
1974 NY Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford elected to Hall of Fame
1976 "Donny & Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV
1976 Peter Frampton released platinum live album "Frampton Comes Alive"
1977 Cap's H Monahan scored on 2nd penalty shot against Islanders
1978 5th American Music Award: Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & C Twitty
1978 Soyuz 27 returns to Earth
1979 Iranian revolution overthrows shah.
1979 Iranian revolution overthrows shah.
1979 Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt
1980 Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession
1981 Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even took his gold teeth
1981 John Lennon releases "Woman" in UK
1981 Protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband
1981 Ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Bjorn Borg
1984 11th American Music Award: Michael Jackson
1984 Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis
1985 "Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds
1986 Police arrested 3 IRA-terrorists in Amsterdam
1988 Intel 80836SX uses 16-bit bus.
1988 Intel 80836SX uses 16-bit bus.
1988 Intel 80836SX uses 16-bit bus.
1988 Intel 80836SX uses 16-bit bus.
1988 Intel 80836SX uses 16-bit bus.
1988 4th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Live wins
1988 Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks
1988 NFL St Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix
1989 Police arrest writer Vaclav Havel in Prague
1989 USSR announces plan for 2-yr manned mission to Mars
1990 2 Bank of Credit & Commerce members plea guilty to money laundering
1991 US led air forces begin raids on Iraq in response to Iraq's August 1990 takeover of Kuwait.
1991 US led air forces begin raids on Iraq in response to Iraq's August 1990 takeover of Kuwait.
1991 7th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Live wins
1991 US & 27 allies attack Iraq for occupying Kuwait (US time)
1992 "2 Shakespearean Actors" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 29 performances
1994 Scott skates world record 1000m (1:12.54)
1995 UPN (Universal-Parmount Network) begins telecasting (WWOR in NYC)
1997 Anthony Stuart takes ODI hat-trick, Aus v Pakistan, MCG

That's All....

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