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Wednesday, January 31, 2018.



Birthdays


1517 Gioseffo Zarlino, composer
1573 Ambrosius Metzger, composer
1573 Giulio Cesare Monteverdi, composer
1601 Pieter de Bloot, Dutch landscape painter
1607 James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby
1612 Hendrik Casimir I, count of Nassau-Dietz/mayor of Frisia
1614 Nicolas Saboly, composer
1620 Georg F von Waldeck, German commander-in-chief
1623 Fran‡ois-Xavier de Laval
1633 Nathaniel Crew, English bishop (Durham)
1734 Julien-Amable Mathieu, composer
1734 Robert Morris, merchant (signed Declaration of Independence)
1741 Theodor Gotlieb von Hippel, East Prussian author/mayor of K”ningsberg
1750 Gerrit J Pijman, Dutch minister of War (1798-1800, 1803-06)
1759 Fran‡ois Devienne, composer
1778 Franz Anton graaf von Kolowrat, Austrian premiere of Bohemia (1848)
1784 Carl Wilhelm Henning, composer
1787 Louis Angely, German, comedy writer (Sieben M„dchen in Uniform)
1797 Franz Schubert, composer (Unfinished Symphony)
1797 Franz Peter Schubert, Lichtenthal Aust, composer (Unfinished Symphony)
1797 Franz Schubert, composer (Unfinished Symphony)
1798 Karl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer
1802 Jan C J van Speijk, Dutch naval hero
1804 J¢zsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic
1810 Daniel Ruggles, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1897
1812 John Randolph Tucker, Capt (Confederate Navy), died in 1883
1813 Samuel Sarphati, Amsterdam, physician/pharmacist/social activist
1817 Antony Winkler Prins, Dutch writer (Groiler Encyclopaedia)
1818 William Raine Peck, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1871
1830 James G. Blaine, the 'Plumed Knight'.
1830 James G Blaine, the "Plumed Knight"
1830 James G. Blaine, the 'Plumed Knight'.
1836 Henryk Szulc, composer
1863 F Henri Berz, French existensialist philosopher (Revue the Synthesis)
1866 Emil Strauss, Germany, writer (Naked Man)
1866 Henry Forster, cricketer (Oxford blue 1887-89, later Aust Gov-General)
1868 Theodore William Richards, chemist (atomic weights, Nobel-1914)
1869 Henry graaf Carton de Wiart, Belgian literary/premier (1920-21)
1872 Zane Grey, American West novelist (Riders of the Purple Sage)
1877 Max Ettlinger, German philosopher
1878 Willem J M van Eysinga, Dutch international law jurist
1881 Irving Langmuir, inventor (tungsten filament lamp/Nobel 1932)
1881 Joseph A Cushman, US, palaentologist
1882 Anna Pavlova, St Petersburg Russia, ballerina/choreographer
1882 Josephus RH van Schaik, Dutch lawyer/vice-premier
1884 Nicholas Joy, Paris France, actor (Boss Lady)
1886 Alfonso Lopez, Colombia, statesman (Pres UN security council-1948)
1889 F R Foster, cricketer (330 runs & 45 wickets for England)
1890 Adolf Bach, German language/sociologist (Deutsche Namenkunde)
1891 Max Drischner, composer
1892 Eddie Cantor, NYC, comedian (Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater)
1893 Freya Stark, English explorist/author
1894 Percy Helton, NY, actor (Jail Busters, Harbor of Missing Men)
1901 Blaz Arnic, composer
1901 Marie Luise Kaschnitz, writer
1902 Alva Myrdal, Uppsala Sweden, diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize-1982)
1902 Jean C M Picart le Doux, France, carpet designer
1902 Julian H Steward, US anthropologist/professor
1903 Gardner Cowles, Iowa, publisher/founder (Look Magazine)
1903 Tallulah Bankhead, Huntsville Ala, actress (Lifeboat, Die Die Darling)
1904 E van Ruller, Dutch journalist/ARP-alderman/co-founder (Trouw)
1904 L‚on N H Jungschl„ger, head of military intelligence (Neth-Indies)
1905 Anna Blaman, [Johanna P Vrugt], Dutch writer (Wife & Friend)
1905 Charles de Trooz, Belgian literary (Le Magister et Ses MaŒtres)
1905 John O'Hara, Pottstown Penn, novelist (Appointment at Samarra)
1906 Benjamin Frankel, composer
1906 R W Bonham, founder (International Braille Chess Association)
1908 Ren‚ Simone Mathieu, France, doubles tennis star (Wimbledon 1934)
1909 Foley Newns, British colonial administrator
1909 Miron Grindea, literary editor
1910 Herbert Ashworth, CEO (Nationwide Building Society)
1911 A G Ogston, president (Trinity College-Oxford)
1911 Christina Foyle, book seller
1913 Don Hutson, NFL end (Packers)
1913 Hector Iglesias Villoud, composer
1913 Wayne Millner, NFL end (Boston/Washington Redskins)
1914 Carey Lofton, Blountsville Fla, actor (Skinner-Troubleshooters)
1914 Jersey Joe Walcott, heavyweight boxing champ (1951-52)
1914 Louis Osman, architect/artist/goldsmith
1915 Garry Moore
1915 Garry Moore
1915 Garry Moore
1915 Garry Moore
1915 Garry Moore
1915 Bobby Hackett, Providence RI, trumpeteer/orch leader (Air Time '57)
1915 Garry Moore, [Thomas Garrison Morfit], Balt, host (I've Got a Secret)
1915 John Profumo, president (Toynbee Hall)
1915 Thomas Merton, France, Trappist monk/poet/essayist (7 Storey Mt)
1915 William Crosbie, artist
1916 Ciro D Crown, premier of Dutch Antilles (1968-69)
1916 Frank A Parker, tennis champ (US Open-1944)
1916 Violet Cane, statistician
1917 Erich Geiringer, general practitioner campaigner
1917 Jose Maceda, composer
1919 Jackie Robinson
1919 Jackie Robinson
1919 Jackie Robinson
1919 Jackie Robinson
1919 Jackie Robinson
1919 Jackie Robinson, Ga, 1st black major league baseball player (Dodgers)
1919 Lord Lowry
1920 Patrick Heron, painter
1920 Robert Hersant, press baron
1920 Stewart L Udall, St Johns Ariz, US Secretary of Interior (1961-69)
1921 Mario Lanza
1921 Mario Lanza
1921 Mario Lanza
1921 Mario Lanza
1921 Mario Lanza
1921 Carol Channing, Wash, actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Hello Dolly)
1921 John Agar, Chicago, actor (Fort Apache, Sands of Iwo Jima)
1921 Mario Lanza, Phila, actor/singer (Great Caruso, Toast of New Orleans)
1922 Michael Wilford, diplomat
1922 William Sylvester, Oakland Calif, actor (2001, Gorgo, Gemini Man)
1923 Carol Channing
1923 Norman Mailer
1923 Carol Channing
1923 Norman Mailer
1923 Carol Channing
1923 Norman Mailer
1923 Carol Channing
1923 Norman Mailer
1923 Normal Mailer, novelist, NYC mayoral candidate (Naked & the Dead)
1923 Carol Channing
1923 Norman Mailer
1923 Eddie Ryder, NYC, actor (Slick Jones-General Hospital)
1923 Joanne Dru, Logan WV, actress (Guestwood Ho, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon)
1923 Norman Mailer, NJ, NYC mayoral candidate/novelist (Naked & the Dead)
1923 Normal Mailer, novelist, NYC mayoral candidate (Naked & the Dead)
1924 Robert Gatehouse, former High Court judge
1924 Tengiz Abuladze, filmmaker
1925 Benjamin Hooks, civil rights leader
1925 Charles Aidman, Frankfort Ind, narrator (New Twilight Zone)
1925 Fred Catherwood, MP
1926 Jean Simmons, London England, actress (Thorn Birds, Guys & Dolls)
1926 Prunella Briance, founder (National Childbirth Trust)
1928 Chuck Willis, rock vocalist (C C Rider)
1928 Eric Ash, rector (Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine)
1928 Richard Buckley, royal equerry
1928 Robert Clatworthy, sculptor
1929 Jean Simmons
1929 Jean Simmons
1929 Jean Simmons
1929 Jean Simmons
1929 Jean Simmons
1929 Rudolf M”ssbauer, Germany, physicist (Nobel 1961)
1930 Lynn Carlin, LA Calif, actress (Joan Hunter-James at 15)
1931 Ernie Banks
1931 Ernie Banks
1931 Ernie Banks
1931 Ernie Banks
1931 Ernie Banks
1931 Bill Watson, cricketer (NSW & Australian opening batsman mid-50s)
1931 Christopher Chataway, British MP/athlete (world record 5k)
1931 Ernie Banks, "Mr Cub" Chicago Cubs, Hall-of-Famer (1st baseman)
1931 Jean Burroughs, educationalist
1931 Nicholas Gordon Lennox, diplomat
1932 Pieter Brattinga, Dutch graphic artist
1932 Rick Hall, country/R&B singer
1933 Joseph D Early, (Rep-D-MA, 1975- )
1933 Walter Paulis, mineworker/pilot/Dutch MP (CDA)
1934 Brian Bolus, cricketer (England opening batsman early 60's)
1934 James Franciscus, Clayton Mo, actor (Mr Novak, Longstreet, Hunter)
1934 Ron Weatherburn, jazz pianist
1935 Bojidar Dimov, composer
1935 Oe Kenzaburo, Japanese novelist (Catch, Personal Matter)
1936 Marvin Junior, singer (Dells-Oh What a Night)
1937 Suzanne Pleshette
1937 Suzanne Pleshette
1937 Suzanne Pleshette
1937 Suzanne Pleshette
1937 Suzanne Pleshette
1937 Philip Glass, Baltimore Md, minimal composer (Einstein on the Beach)
1937 Steve Karmen, Bronx NY, jingle writer (I Love NY, This Bud's for You)
1937 Suzanne Pleshette, NYC, actress (Birds, Emily-Bob Newhart Show)
1938 Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, queen of Netherlands (1980- )
1938 Ajip Rosidi, Indonesian poet/writer (Madjalah Sunda, Pesta)
1938 Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, queen of Netherlands (1980- )
1938 James G Watt, Colo, US Secretary of Interior (1981-83)
1938 Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, queen of Netherlands (1980- )
1940 Jessica Walter, Bkln NY, actress (Play Misty For Me, Amy Prentiss)
1940 Stuart Margolin, Davenport Iowa, actor (Love American Style)
1941 Richard Gephardt
1941 Richard Gephardt
1941 Richard Gephardt
1941 Richard Gephardt
1941 Richard Gephardt
1941 George S Mickelson, (Gov-SD)
1941 Richard A Gephardt, (Rep-D-MO, 1977- )
1941 Sharon Miller, LPGA golfer
1942 Derek Jarman, actor/director (Angelic Conversation, Edward II)
1942 Gerald Chanberlain, rocker
1944 Anton Korteweg, Dutch poet (For the Good Order)
1944 Charley Musselwhite, blues musician (Stand Back, Louisiana Fog)
1944 Eugene Terre Blanche, S Afr leader of Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging
1944 John Inverarity, cricketer (Australian batsman 1968-72)
1945 Noah Creshevsky, composer
1946 Glynn Turman, NYC, actor (Lew-Peyton Place, Manimal, Centennial)
1946 Jonathan Banks, Wash DC, actor (Armed & Dangerous, Cold Steel)
1946 Subroto Guha, cricketer (right arm swing bowler for India 1967-69)
1946 Terry Kath, rocker (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now)
1947 Nolan Ryan
1947 Nolan Ryan
1947 Nolan Ryan
1947 Nolan Ryan
1947 Nolan Ryan
1947 Jim Nollman, composer
1947 Nolan Ryan, pitcher (Mets, Angels, Astros) (7 no-hitters, 5,714 Ks)
1949 Carol Hawkins, actress (Dialing for Dingbats)
1951 Harry Casey, [KC], rock vocalist (KC & Sunshine Band-Give It)
1951 Phil Manzanera, rock guitarist (Roxy Music-Let's Stick Together)
1951 Presiley Baxendale, British QC
1952 Rosanne Musgrave, headmistress (Blackheath HS)
1953 Aart Mol, Dutch bassist (Catapult)
1954 Adrian Vandenberg, Amsterdam Neth, rock guitarist (Whitesnake)
1954 Sheik Faoud Ahamul Bacchus, cricketer (West Indian bat late 70's)
1955 Virginia Ruzici, Romania, tennis star
1956 Johnny Rotten, [John Lydon], rocker (Sex Pistols-God Save the Queen)
1956 Lloyd Cole, rocker
1956 Trevor A Manuel, South African UDF/ANC-leader
1957 Brett "the Hitman" Hart, Alberta Canada, WWF champion
1957 Shirley F Babashoff, Calif, swimmer (Olympics-6 silver/2 gold-72, 76)
1958 Rafael Santana, shortstop (NY Mets, NY Yankees)
1958 Tom Schuman, pianist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
1959 Anthony LaPaglia, actor (Murder One)
1959 Kelly Lynch, actress (Drugstore Cowboy)
1960 Elaine Roque, Santa Monica Ca, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
1961 Lloyd Cole, guitar/vocals (& the Commotions-Rattlesnakes)
1963 John Dye, Amory Mass, actor (Andrew-Touched by an Angel)
1963 Scott Ian Rosenfeld, Bayside NY, rocker (Anthrax-Protest & Survive)
1964 Oto Hascak, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
1964 Remi Bouchard, Lasalle Que, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 India Open)
1964 Sharon Cain, San Antonio TX, team handball center back (Olympics-1996)
1965 Adam Johnson, Portland Ore, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
1965 Bianca Yasmin Salahshourian, Fairfield Conn, Miss Conn-America (1991)
1965 Bobby Dollas, Montreal, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1965 Kim Clarke, Tulsa Okla, team handball back court (Olympics-88, 92, 96)
1965 Ren‚ Trost, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
1966 Al Jaworsky, [Alan Doughty], pop bassist (Jesus Jones)
1966 Charles Dimry, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs, Phila Eagles)
1966 Jamie Taras, CFL guard (BC Lions)
1967 Jason Cooper, The Cure
1967 Jason Cooper, The Cure
1967 Jason Cooper, The Cure
1967 Jason Cooper, The Cure
1967 Jason Cooper, The Cure
1968 Doug Pederson, NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1968 Michael Sinclair, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
1968 Steve Phoenix, US baseball pitcher (Oakland Athletics)
1969 Mathew Pallister, Sydney NSW Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
1970 Greg Skrepenak, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers)
1970 Rachel Jean Marteen, Atlanta GA, playmate (Aug, 1995)
1970 Travis Hannah, NFL/WLAF receiver (Houston Oilers, Frankfurt Galaxy)
1971 Minnie Driver
1971 Minnie Driver
1971 Minnie Driver
1971 Minnie Driver
1971 Minnie Driver
1971 Brandi Sherwood, Miss USA-Idaho (1997, 2nd)
1971 Corey Holliday, NFL wide receiver (Pitts Steelers)
1971 Minnie Driver, actress (Good Will Hunting)
1972 Ben Cavil, guard (Baltimore Ravens)
1972 Fritz Fequiere, WLAF guard (Barcelona Dragons, London Monarchs)
1972 Marvin Coleman, CFL defensive back (Calgary Stampeders)
1972 Pulu Poumele, guard (San Diego Chargers)
1972 Reinier Robbemond, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
1973 Latario Rachal, WLAF/NFL receiver (Amsterdam Admirals, SD Chargers)
1974 Bob Mulder, soccer player (Appingedam, FC Groningen)
1974 Lorenzo Styles, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
1974 Othella Harrington, NBA forward (Houston Rockets)
1974 Pavi Sald, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
1974 Tory Toogood, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1975 Kenard Lang, defensive end (Washington Redskins)
1977 Naomi Darrell, Miss Bermuda Universe (1997)
1981 Justin Timberlake
1981 Justin Timberlake
1981 Justin Timberlake
1981 Justin Timberlake
1981 Justin Timberlake
1985 Andrew Giuliani, son of Rudy (Mayor-R-NYC, 1994-2002)

Events


314 St Silvester I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
876 Charles becomes king of Italy
1504 By treaty of Lyons, French cede Naples to Ferdinand of Aragon
1531 Kings Ferdinand of Austria/J nos Z polyai of Hungary accept each other
1560 Spanish king Philip II marries Elisabeth van Valois
1578 Battle of Gembloers
1596 Catholic League disjoins
1609 Wisselbank of Amsterdam established
1627 Spanish government goes bankrupt
1675 Cornelia/Dina Olfaarts found not guilty of witchcraft
1679 Jean-Baptiste Lully's opera "Bell‚rophon," premieres in Paris
1696 Revolt of undertakers after funeral reforms (Amsterdam)
1779 Charles Messier adds M57 (Ring Nebula in Lyra) to his catalog
1804 British vice-admiral William Blighs fleet reaches Cura‡ao
1817 Franz Grillparzer's "Die Ahnfrau," premieres in Vienna
1842 John Tyler's daughter Elizabeth marries in White House
1849 Corn Laws abolished in Britain
1851 San Francisco Orphan's Asylum, 1st in California, founded.
1851 San Francisco Orphan's Asylum, 1st in California, founded.
1851 Gail Borden announces invention of evaporated milk
1851 SF Orphan's Asylum, 1st in Calif, founded
1854 Dutch KNMI established (Royal Meteorological Institute)
1855 Western railroads blocked by snow
1861 Friedrich Hebbel's "Siegfrieds Tod," premieres in Weimar
1861 State of Louisiana takes over US Mint at New Orleans
1862 Telescope maker Alvin Clark discovers dwarf companion of Sirius
1862 Telescope maker Alvin Clark discovers dwarf companion of Sirius
1862 Telescope maker Alvin Clark discovers dwarf companion of Sirius
1863 1st black Civil War regiment, SC Volunteers, mustered into US army
1865 Congress passes 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery in America (121-24)
1865 Gen Robert E Lee named Commander-in-Chief of Confederate Armies
1871 Birds fly over the western part of San Francisco in such large numbers that they actually darken the sky.
1871 Birds fly over the western part of San Francisco in such large numbers that they actually darken the sky.
1871 Millions of birds fly over western SF, darkens sky
1874 Jesse James gang robs train at Gads Hill, Missouri
1893 "Westminster Gazette" begins publishing
1895 Jos‚ Mart¡ & others leave NYC for invasion of Spanish Cuba
1901 Boer general John Smuts & De la Rey conqueror Mud river Transvaal
1901 Chekhov's "Three Sisters" opens at Moscow Art Theater
1901 Winnipeg Victorias sweep Montr‚al Shamrocks in 2 for Stanley Cup
1904 B‚la Bart¢k's symphony "Kossuth," premieres
1905 1st auto to exceed 100 mph (161 kph), A G MacDonald, Daytona Beach
1905 Carroll Wright appointed 1st US Commissioner of Labor
1906 Strongest instrumentally recorded earthquake, Colombia, 8.6 Richter
1911 Congress passes resolution naming San Francisco as the site of the celebration of the opening of the Panama Canal.
1911 Congress passes resolution naming San Francisco as the site of the celebration of the opening of the Panama Canal.
1911 Congress names SF as Panama Canal opening celebration site
1915 1st (German) poison gas attack, against Russians
1916 Dutch Girl Guides form
1917 Germany notifies US that U-boats will attack neutral merchant ship
1920 1st Ukrainian daily newspaper in US (NYC) begins publication
1920 Joe Malone, Qu‚bec Bulldogs, sets NHL record with 7 goals in a game
1920 Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, at Howard University, incorporates
1925 Premier Ahmed Zogu becomes president of Angola
1927 Intl allies military command in Germany disbands
1927 NL Pres John Heydler rules Rogers Hornsby can't hold stock in the Cardinals & play for the Giants
1928 Scotch tape 1st marketed by 3-M Company
1929 Erich Maria Remarques publishes "Im West nieces Neues" in Berlin
1929 Leon Trotsky expelled from Russia to Turkey
1930 1st US glider flight from a dirigible, Lakehurst, NJ
1931 NHL's Quebec Bulldogs' Joseph Malone scores a record 7 goals
1931 Philip Barry's "Tomorrow & Tomorrow," premieres in NYC
1932 US railway unions accept 10% wage reduction
1933 French govt of Daladier takes power
1933 Hitler promises parliamentary democracy
1934 FDR devalus dollar in relation to gold at $35 per ounce
1936 "Green Hornet" radio show is 1st heard on WXYZ Radio in Detroit
1940 40 U boats sunk this month (111,000 ton)
1940 C Turney & J Horwin's "My Dear Children," premieres in NYC
1941 21 U boats sunk this month (127,000 ton)
1941 Anti-German demonstration in Haarlem Netherlands
1941 Joe Louis KOs Red Burman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1942 62 U boats sunk this month (327,000 ton)
1943 39 U boats sunk this month (203,100 ton)
1943 Chile breaks contact with Germany & Japan
1943 Gen Friedrich von Paul surrenders to Russian troops at Stalingrad
1944 Operation-Overlord (D-Day) postponed until June
1944 U-592 sunk off Ireland
1944 US forces invade Kwajalein Atoll
1945 US 4th Infantry division occupies Elcherrath
1946 Yugoslavia adopts new constitution, becomes a federal republic
1948 J D Salinger's "A Perfect Day for Banana Fish" appears in NY
1948 Magnetic tape recorder developed by Wireway
1949 1st daytime soap on TV "These Are My Children" (NBC in Chicago)
1950 President Truman authorizes production of H-Bomb
1950 President Truman authorizes production of H-Bomb
1950 Pres Truman OKs building of hydrogen bomb
1952 Dutch Lutheran Church reunites after 1« centuries
1952 Harry Heilmann & Paul Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1953 "Princess Victoria" capsized off Stanraer Scotland; 133 die
1953 Hurricane-like winds flood Netherlands drowning 1,835
1953 NY, Cleveland, & Boston retaliate at Bill Veeck, forcing the Browns to play afternoon games to avoid sharing TV revenues
1955 RCA demonstrates 1st music synthesizer
1956 French govt of Mollet forms
1956 Juscelino Kubitschek becomes president of Brazil
1957 Liz Taylor's 2nd divorce (Michael Wilding)
1957 Trans-Iranian oil pipe line finished
1958 James van Allen discovers radiation belt
1958 1st U.S. satellite launched, Explorer I.
1958 James van Allen discovers radiation belt
1958 1st U.S. satellite launched, Explorer I.
1958 "Jackpot Bowling" premieres on NBC with Leo Durocher as host
1958 James van Allen discovers radiation belt
1958 US launches their 1st artificial satellite, Explorer 1
1959 Joe Cronin signs 7 year pact to become head of AL
1960 Songwriter Adolph Green marries actress/singer Phyllis Newman in NYC
1961 Ham the chimp is the first animal sent into space by the US.
1961 Ham the chimp is the first animal sent into space by the US.
1961 David Ben-Gurion resigns as premier of Israel
1961 Ham is 1st primate in space (158 miles) aboard Mercury/Redstone 2
1961 Houston voters approve bond to finance luxury domed stadium
1961 Kanhai completes twin tons (117 & 115) v Aust at Adelaide
1961 NATO secretary-general Paul-Henri Spaak says he'll resign
1961 USAF launches Samos spy satellite to replace U-2 flights
1962 Gen Charles P Cabell, USAF, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1962 Samuel Gravely assumes command of destroyer escort "USS Falgout"
1963 Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "What'd I Say" & "Ruby Baby"
1964 US report "Smoking & Health" connects smoking to lung cancer
1965 Pud Galvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1966 Luna 9 launched for moon
1966 Luna 9 launched for moon
1966 Belgian state police kills 2 striking mine workers
1966 USSR launches Luna 9 towards Moon
1968 Bobby Simpson takes 5-59 v India in his last Test for ten years
1968 Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) declares independence from Australia
1968 Record high barometric pressure (1083.8 mb, 32"), at Agata, USSR
1968 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 Viet Cong's Tet offensive begins
1969 Beatles perform last live gig (42-min concert on roof of Apple HQs)
1969 Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1970 Grateful Dead members busted on LSD charges
1971 Apollo 14 is launched, 1st landing in lunar highlands.
1971 Apollo 14 is launched, 1st landing in lunar highlands.
1971 "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison hit #1 on UK pop chart
1971 Apollo 14 launched, 1st landing in lunar highlands
1971 Jake Beckley, Joe Kelley, Harry Hooper, Rube Marquard, Chick Hafey
1971 US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
1971 US male Figure Skating championship won by John Misha Petkevich
1971 & Dave Bancroft & George Weiss elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1972 Aretha Franklin sings at Mahalia Jackson's funeral
1972 Birenda, becomes leader of Nepal
1972 Military coup ousts civilian government of Ghana
1972 US launches HEOS A-2 for interplanetary observations (396/244,998)
1974 MacDonald's founder Ray Kroc buys San Diego Padres
1975 Barry Manilow's "Mandy" goes gold
1975 John Lennon releases "#9 Dream"
1975 UCLA wins NCAA basketball championship
1976 "Love Rollercoaster" by Ohio Players hits #1
1976 Lance Gibbs becomes highest Test wicket-taker at 308
1977 Frenchman Fran‡ois Claustre freed, after 33 months as hostage in Chad
1977 Joe Sewell, Amos Rusie, & Al Lopez elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1978 "Elvis: The Legend Lives!" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 101 perfs
1978 Israel turns 3 milt outposts in West Bank into civilian settlements
1980 Police storm occupied Spanish embassy in Guatemala City, killing 41
1981 "The Tide Is High" by Blondie hits #1
1981 38th Golden Globes: Ordinary People, Coal Miner's Daughter
1981 Gaetan Boucher skates world record 1000m (1:13.39)
1982 10 Arabian oryx (extinct except in zoos) released in Oman
1982 12th AFC-NFC pro bowl, AFC wins 16-13
1982 32nd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 120-118 at New Jersey
1982 Gustafson skates world record 10 km (14:26.59)
1982 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek
1982 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 16-13
1982 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
1984 36th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-6 at NJ
1984 Edwin Newman retires from NBC News after 35 years with the network
1984 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 "Harrigan 'n Hart" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 5 performances
1985 S Afr pres PW Botha offers to free Mandela if he denounces violence
1986 Mary Lund of Minn, is 1st female recipient of an artificial heart
1987 44th Golden Globes: Platoon, Marlee Matlin win
1987 United Steel workers union ratified a concessionary with USX Corp
1988 Barge sinks near Anacortes, WA, spills 70,000 gallons of oil
1988 Superbowl XXII: Wash Redskins beat Denver Broncos, 42-10 in San Diego Superbowl MVP: Doug Williams, Washington, QB
1990 1st McDonalds in Russia opens in Moscow, world's biggest McDonalds
1990 1st ever all-sports daily "National" begins publishing
1990 Jushin "Thunder" Liger beats Naoki Sano to become New Japan IWGP champ
1991 Nugget's Michael Adams becomes shortest NBAer to get a triple-double
1991 Robert Gibson flies record 27,040 feet altitude
1992 MTA raised tolls on most NYC bridges from $2.50 to $3.00
1992 Sportscaster Howard Cosell retires
1993 "St Joan" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 49 performances
1993 81st Australian Mens Tennis: Jim Courier beats S Edberg (62 61 26 75)
1993 Superbowl XXVII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 52-17 in Pasadena Superbowl MVP: Troy Aikman, Dallas, QB
1994 Barcelona opera theater "Gran Teatro del Liceo" burns down
1994 Dow Jones hits a record 3,978.36
1998 72nd Australian Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beats C Martinez (63 63)
1998 STS 89 (Endeavour 12) lands
1999 NFL Pro Bowl

That's All....

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