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Wednesday, January 7, 1970.



Birthdays


1528 Jeanne d'Albret, queen of Navarra/mother of French King Henry IV
1539 Sebastin de Covarrubias Horozco, Spanish lexicographer
1611 James Harrington, England, political author (Commonwealth of Oceans)
1612 Paul de La Pierre, composer
1634 Adam Krieger, German composer
1652 Pavao Vitezovic, Croatia, writer/historian
1653 Bernhard Albinus, Germany, court-physician (Frederick of Prussia)
1685 Gerard George Clifford, Dutch director of East India Company
1710 Josef Antonin Sehling, composer
1799 Daniel Tyler, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1882
1800 Millard Fillmore, 13th President (1850-1853)
1800 Millard Fillmore, Locke NY, (Whig) 13th president (1850-53)
1800 Millard Fillmore, 13th President (1850-1853)
1808 Jacob Ammen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1894
1816 Stephen Miller, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1881
1821 Lucius Jeremiah Gartrell, Brig General (Confed Army), died in 1891
1822 Lucius C M Bakker, Frisian physician/author (Goethe)
1822 Theodor Aufrecht, German indologist (Rigveda's Hymns)
1824 James Morrison Hawes, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1889
1830 Albert Bierstadt, Germany, painter (US landscapes)
1830 (Samuel) Emerson Opdycke, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1842 Johan Lindegren, composer
1844 Marie-Bernarde Soubirous, [St Bernadette of Lourdes], saint/visionary
1845 Louis III, last king of Bavaria (1913-18)
1845 Paul Deusen, German philosopher (Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft)
1853 Nikolai Arkas, composer
1855 Elizer Ben-Jehuda, [Perelmann], Latvia, writer (1st hebrew newspaper)
1860 Emanuil Mandlov, composer
1868 Abraham M "Mark" Lidzbarski, Polish/German orientalist
1873 Adolph Zukor, Hungary, movie producer/director/executive (Paramount)
1873 Charles Pierre Pguy, Orlans Fr, Catholic writer (God Speaks)
1875 Thomas Hicks, English/US marathon runner: (Olympic-gold-1904)
1876 William Yeates Hurlstone, composer
1877 Johannes F Buziau, Dutch cabaret performer (1 great dog)
1879 St Bernadette (Marie-Bernarde Soubirous), 1844(?), religious visionary
1883 Andrew Browne, Irish/British admiral (WW II)
1890 Henny Porten, Magdeburg Germany, silent screen star (Deception)
1890 Maurice E McLoughlin, tennis champ (US Open-1912)
1892 Rudolf Moser, composer
1894 Jose Rozo Contreras, composer
1895 Marie-Dominique Chenu, French Roman Catholic theologist
1896 Arnold Ridley, Bath England, actor/dramatist (The Ghost Train)
1898 Art Baker, NYC, TV host (You Asked For It)
1898 Geronimo Baqueiro Foster, composer
1899 Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc, Paris, composer/pianist (Les Biches)
1899 Kenneth Thomson, Pitts, actor (Broadway Melody, Little Giant)
1903 Alan Napier, Birmingham England, actor (Alfred-Batman)
1903 Albrecht Haushofer, writer
1903 Shalva Azmayparashvili, composer
1903 Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, composer
1905 Francis Taylor, builder
1907 Nicanor Zabaleta, San Sebastian, Spain, harpist
1910 Alain JG de Rothschild, France, banker/baron
1910 Jack Lovelock, NZ/US surgeon/runner (Olympic-gold-1936)
1911 Butterfly McQueen, actress (Gone with the Wind)
1911 Merv Waite, cricketer (S Australian all-rounder)
1911 Butterfly McQueen, actress (Gone with the Wind)
1912 Charles Addams
1912 Charles Addams
1912 Charles Addams
1912 Charles Addams
1912 Charles Addams
1912 Charles Addams, cartoonist (New Yorker, Addams Family)
1913 Francis De Wolff, England, actor (From Russia With Love)
1913 Shirley Ross, Omaha NE, actress (Cafe Society, Prison Farm)
1915 Herman Musaph, Dutch psychiatrist/sexologist/founder (NVSH)
1916 Gerrit Schulte, [Le Fou Pedalant], Dutch 6 day bicyclist
1916 Paul Keres, USSR, chess grandmaster (1950)
1917 Ulysses Sipmson Kay, composer
1918 Alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party)
1918 Colin Snedden, cricketer (Test NZ v England 1947, 0-46, did not bat)
1920 Albert Meltzer, anarchist
1920 Aubrey Brabazon, jockey/trainer
1920 Lionel Alexander Bethune [Alastair] Pilkington, engineer/Industrialist
1921 John Lanigan, tenor
1922 Jean-Pierre Rampal
1922 Jean-Pierre Rampal
1922 Jean-Pierre Rampal
1922 Jean-Pierre Rampal
1922 Jean-Pierre Rampal
1922 Jean-Pierre [Louis] Rampal, Marseilles France, flautist
1922 Vincent Gardenia, Naples Italy, actor (All in the Family, LA Law)
1923 Charles Russell Woolen, composer
1924 Roloff Beny, Alberta, painter/photographer (A Time of Gods)
1925 Gerald Malcolm Durrell, Britain, zoologist/writer (Mockery Bird)
1928 William Peter Blatty
1928 William Peter Blatty
1928 William Peter Blatty
1928 William Peter Blatty
1928 William Peter Blatty
1928 Rajindranath, cricketer (4 stumpings in his only Test for India)
1928 William Peter Blatty, NYC, author/director (The Exorcist)
1929 Douglas Kiker, NBC newsman (1970 Peabody Award)
1929 Kenneth Henry, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1952)
1929 Terry Moore, [Helen Luella Koford], LA Cal, actress (Little Sheba)
1931 Mack Mattingly, (Sen-R-GA, 1981-86)
1933 Elliot Kastner, NYC, producer (Bobo, Big Sleep, Ffolkes)
1934 Charles Lamont Jenkins, NYC, 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1956)
1935 Valeri N. Kubasov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 6, 36, Apollo-Soyuz)
1935 Noam Sheriff, composer
1935 Valeri Nikolayevich Kubasov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 6, 19, 36/35)
1935 Valeri N. Kubasov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 6, 36, Apollo-Soyuz)
1936 Eldee Young, US bassist (Young Holt Unlimited-Hang on Sloopy)
1938 Jasperina de Jong, Dutch cabaret performer (Jan Rao en z'n Maat)
1939 David Buchan, ethno-musicologist
1939 Tom Kierman, British(?) rugby player
1940 William Elgin Swinton, child psychiatrist
1941 Ann Susan Hills, freelance journalist
1941 Frederick Drew Gregory, Wash DC, Col USAF/astro (STS 51-B, 33, 44)
1941 Robert Hicks, rocker (Paul Butterfield Blues Band)
1942 Vasili Alexeyev, world champion weight-lifter
1942 Paul Revere, rock keyoardist (Good Thing)
1942 Vasili Alexeyev, USSR, weightlifer (Olympic-gold-72, 76)
1942 Vasili Alexeyev, world champion weight-lifter
1943 Jim Lefebvre, Hawthorne Calif, baseball manager (Seattle Mariners)
1943 Leona Williams, singer/songwriter (Ladies Get the Blues)
1943 Nicholas Warner, test Pilot
1944 Ad [GB] Nijhuis, Dutch MP (VVD)
1944 Mike McGear, Liverpool, singer (Paul McCartney's brother)
1945 Tony Conigliaro, Mass, baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
1946 Andy Brown, rock drummer (Fortunes Birmingham)
1946 Jann S Wenner, publisher (Rolling Stone)
1947 David Porcelijn, Dutch composer/conductor
1948 Kenny Loggins
1948 Kenny Loggins
1948 Kenny Loggins
1948 Kenny Loggins
1948 Kenny Loggins
1948 Kaz Lux, Poland/Netherland, singer
1948 Kenny Loggins, Everett WA, singer (& Messina-This is it, Footloose)
1949 John Christopher Parry, rocker (Cure)
1949 Marshall Chapman, Spartanburg SC, country singer
1950 Erin Gray, Honolulu Hawaii, actress (Silver Spoons, Buck Rogers)
1951 Talgat Amangeldyyevich Musabayev, Russian mjr/cosmonaut (TM-19, TM-27)
1952 Giuliano Ferrara
1953 Agha Zahid, cricketer (open batting for Pak v WI 1975, scored 14 & 1)
1953 Earl Wilber Force "Wire" Lindo, rocker (Bob Marley & the Wailers)
1954 Alan Butcher, cricketer (one Test England v India, scored 14 & 20)
1955 Sandra Bernhard, Arizona (Follow That Bird, King of Comedy)
1956 Robin Walton, Boise ID, LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Heartland Classic-15th)
1956 Rosalyn Bryant, Chic Ill, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1976)
1956 Trudie Styler, England, wife of Sting/sponsor (Rainforest Concert)
1957 Katie Couric
1957 Katie Couric
1957 Katie Couric
1957 Katie Couric
1957 Katie Couric
1957 Katie Couric, [Katherine], Arlington VA, TV news host (Today)
1957 Kristen Meadows, actress (Santa Barbara)
1958 Donna Rice, New Orleans La, model/Gary Hart's lover
1958 Peter R Mokaba, president (South African Youth Congress)
1959 Kathy Valentine, rocker (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat)
1960 David Marciano, Newark NJ, actor (Det Ray Vecchio-Due South)
1960 Tierre Turner, Detroit Mich, actor (Waverly Wonders, Cop & the Kid)
1962 Hallie Todd, actress (Check is in the Mail)
1962 Jeff Montgomery, Wellston OH, pitcher (KC Royals)
1963 Craig Shipley, Australian/US baseball infielder (San Diego Padres)
1964 Nicolas Cage, actor
1964 Nicolas Cage, actor
1964 Nicolas Cage, actor
1964 Nicolas Cage, actor
1964 Nicolas Cage, actor
1964 Francisco Maciel, Mexico, tennis star
1964 Nicolas Cage, [Coppola], actor (Moonstruck, Racing with the Moon)
1965 Mark Rushmere, cricketer (S Afr opening bat in comeback Test 1992)
1966 Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, model/wife of John Kennedy Jr
1966 Jennifer Luff, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1966 Randy Burridge, Fort Erie, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
1967 Guy Hebert, Troy, NHL goalie (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Team USA 98)
1967 Scott Galbraith, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys)
1968 Michael Rosati, hockey goaltender (Team Italy 1998)
1968 Nathaniel Bolton, WLAF running back (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1969 Chris Hatcher, US baseball outfielder (Houston Astros)
1969 Doug E Doug, actor (Cosby)
1969 Erric Pegram, NFL running back (Pit Steelers, NY Giants, SD Chargers)
1969 Todd Kinchen, NFL wide receiver (St Louis Rams, Atlanta Falcons)
1970 Darryl Williams, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks, Cin Bengals)
1970 Frank "Cliff" Mannon, Amarillo TX, team handball (Olympics-1996)
1970 Paul McCallum, CFL/WLAF kicker/punter (Claymores, Sask Roughriders)
1970 Todd Day, NBA guard/forward (Boston Celtics)
1971 David Yost
1971 David Yost
1971 David Yost
1971 David Yost
1971 David Yost
1971 Bobby Hamilton, NFL/WLAF defensive end (Amsterdam Admirals, NY Jets)
1971 Masato Itai, WLAF wide receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
1971 Todd Yeaman, NFL defensive tackle (NY Giants)
1972 Aaron John Mcintosh, Auckland NZ, sailboard yachter (Olympics-96)
1972 Chuck Levy, kick returner/running back (SF 49ers)
1972 Donald Brashear, Bedford, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
1973 Bobby Engram, wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
1973 Brian Milne, fullback (Cincinnati Bengals)
1973 Ricky Wood, Van Nuys Calif, diver (Olympics-96)
1973 Robert Dunn, Glenn Cove NY, team handball left wing (Olympics-1996)
1974 Jennifer LeRoy, Craig CO, playmate (Feb, 1993)
1975 Robert Norman Waddell, Cambridge NZ, Single scull rower (Olympics-96)
1977 Dustin Diamond, San Jose Calif, actor (Screech-Saved By Bell)
1996 Abbey Speakman, England, born 19 days after her twin sister

Events


754 Pope Stefanus II arrives in Ponthion
1325 Afonso IV succeeds Dionysius as king of Portugal
1558 Calais, last English possession in France, retaken by French
1558 Calais, last English possession in France, retaken by French
1558 Calais, last English possession in France, retaken by French
1566 Antonio "Michele" Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V
1566 Michaele Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V
1579 England signs an offensive & defensive alliance with Netherland
1584 Last day of the Julian calendar in Bohemia & Holy Roman empire
1598 Boris Godunov seizes Russian throne on death of Feodore I
1601 Robert, Earl of Essex leads revolt in London against Queen Elizabeth
1608 Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia
1610 Galileo discovers 1st 3 moons of Jupiter, Io, Europa & Ganymede
1610 Galileo discovers 1st 3 moons of Jupiter, Io, Europa & Ganymede
1610 Galileo discovers 1st 3 Jupiter satellites, Io, Europa & Ganymede
1618 Francis Bacon becomes English lord chancellor
1622 Germany & Transylvania sign Peace of Nikolsburg
1630 Composer Pier Cavalli marries rich widow Maria Sosomeno
1654 Fire after heavy storm destroys 2/3 of De Rijp Neth, 1 dies
1698 Russian Czar Peter the Great departs Neth to England
1714 The typewriter is patented (it was built years later)
1714 The typewriter is patented (it was built years later)
1714 Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)
1761 Battle at Panipat India: Afghan army beats Mahratten
1782 1st US commercial bank, Bank of North America, opens in Philadelphia
1784 1st US seed business established by David Landreth, Philadelphia
1785 1st balloon flight across the English Channel.
1785 1st balloon flight across the English Channel.
1785 1st balloon flight across English Channel (Blanchard & Jeffries)
1817 2nd Bank of US opens
1822 Liberia colonized by Americans
1822 Liberia colonized by Americans
1822 1st printing in Hawaii
1822 Liberia colonized by Americans
1830 1st US Railroad Station opens (Baltimore)
1835 HMS Beagle anchors off Chonos Archipelago
1842 Gioacchino Rossini's opera "Stabat Mater" premieres in Paris
1861 Florida troops takeover Ft Marion at St Augustine
1862 Battle of Manassas Junction, VA
1862 Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson march towards Romney, WV
1868 Arkansas constitutional convention meets in Little Rock
1868 Mississippi constitutional convention meets in Jackson
1879 Dutch King Willem II marries Emma von Waldeck-Pyrmont
1888 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Valley of Fear" (BG)
1890 W B Purvis patents fountain pen
1892 Mine explosion kills 100, Krebs, Okla-blacks trying to help rescue white survivors, driven away with guns
1893 Hermann Sudermanns "Heimat," premieres in Berlin
1894 Motion picture experiment of comedian Fred Ott filmed sneezing
1896 Fanny Farmer publishes her 1st cookbook
1899 Walter Camp publishes his 1st All-American football team in Collier's
1903 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Blanched Soldier" (BG)
1903 Vincent d'Indy's opera "L'etranger," premieres in Brussel
1904 Marconi Co establishes "CQD" as 1st intl radio distress signal
1907 Clyde Fitch' "Truth," premieres in NYC
1908 England beat Australia by one wicket at the MCG
1910 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators sweep Galt (Ont) in 2 games
1911 1st airplane bombing experiments with explosives, SF
1911 Dutch Scouts Organization established in Amsterdam
1913 William M Burton patents a process to "crack" petroleum
1914 1st steamboat passes through Panama Canal
1916 German troops conquer Fort Vaux at Verdun
1923 Baltimore Sun warns of Ku Klux Klan
1925 Musical "Big Boy" with Al Jolson premieres in NYC
1927 Coml transatlantic telephone service inaugurated between NY & London
1927 Harlem Globetrotters play 1st game (Hinckley, Ill)
1929 "Tarzan", one of the first adventure comic strips appears.
1929 "Tarzan", one of the first adventure comic strips appears.
1929 "Buck Rogers," 1st sci-fi comic strip, premieres
1929 "Tarzan," one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears
1929 1st telephone connection between Netherlands & East Indies
1930 Edwin Justus Mayer's "Children of Darkness," premieres in NYC
1932 1st game played at Orchard Lake Curling Club, Mich
1933 1st edition of People & Fatherland published in Netherlands
1934 "Flash Gordon" comic strip (by Alex Raymond) debuts
1934 Princess Juliana marries German prince Bernhard von Lippe-Biesterfeld
1935 Ze Akins' "Old Maid," premieres in NYC
1936 Tennis champs Helen Moody & Howard Kinsley volley 2,001 times (1h18m)
1939 US worker's union leader Tom Mooney freed (jailed since 1916)
1942 WW II siege of Bataan starts
1943 Nikola Tesla loses spark of life.
1943 Nikola Tesla loses spark of life.
1943 Nikola Tesla loses spark of life.
1943 Nikola Tesla loses spark of life.
1943 Nikola Tesla loses spark of life.
1944 Air Force announces production of 1st US jet fighter, the Bell P-59
1945 Lord Haw-Haw reports total German victory at Ardennen
1946 Cambodia becomes autonomous state inside French Union
1947 Aust v Eng at MCG drawn in 6 days, 1st cricket draw in Aust since 1882
1948 US president Truman raises taxes for Marshall-plan
1949 1st photo of genes taken at U of S Calif by Pease & Baker
1950 "Happy as Larry" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 3 performances
1950 Hank Snow's 1st appearance on "Grand Ole Opry"
1950 Mental health wing of Mercy Hospital burns, kills 41 (Davenport Ia)
1952 French Plevin govt falls
1953 Pres Truman announces development of hydrogen bomb
1955 Marian Anderson becomes 1st black singer to perform at Met (NYC)
1955 WCIQ TV channel 7 in Mt Cheaha, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956 Vinoo Mankad scores 231 v NZ, 413 opening stand with Roy
1958 USSR shrinks army to 300,000
1959 US recognizes Fidel Castro's Cuban govt
1961 1st NFL Playoff Bowl (runner-up bowl)-Detroit beats Cleveland 17-16
1961 Trucial States (now UAE) issue their 1st postage stamps
1962 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 47-27
1962 Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno, fails
1962 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Hall Wheelock
1963 First Class postage raised from 4 cents to 5 cents.
1963 First Class postage raised from 4 cents to 5 cents.
1963 1st class postage raised from 4 to 5
1964 Bahamas becomes self-governing
1964 Dick Weber rolls highest bowling game in air (Boeing 707)
1965 France announces it will convert $150 million of its currency to gold
1966 Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts
1966 Gene Kiniski beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to become NWA champ
1967 "Newlywed Game" premieres on ABC TV
1968 First Class postage raised from 5 cents to 6 cents.
1968 First Class postage raised from 5 cents to 6 cents.
1968 "GE College Bowl" quiz show premieres on NBC TV
1968 1st class postage raised from 5 to 6
1969 US Congress doubles president salary
1970 Farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused by "Woodstock"
1971 -40F (-40C), Hawley Lake, Ariz (state record)
1972 Iberian Airlines crashes into 800' peak on island of Ibiza, 104 die
1972 LA Lakers chalk up 33rd consecutive win (NBA record)
1972 Lewis F Powell Jr becomes a Supreme Court Justice
1972 William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
1973 "Purlie" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 14 performances
1973 British Darts Organisation founded in North London
1973 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
1973 Johnny Watkins bowls six overs 0-21 v Pakistan Never again
1973 US poet James Merrill wins Bollingen Prize
1973 WNPB TV channel 13 in Marquette, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1974 Dutch rations gasoline
1975 "Shenandoah" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 1050 performances
1975 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to AR Ammons (Sphere)
1975 Gary Geld & Peter Udell's musical "Shenandoah," premieres in NYC
1975 Led Zeppelin fans riot before Boston concert, causing $30,000 damage
1977 Huyman Rights Charta '77 established in Prague
1978 Angola revises its constitution
1979 Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge
1980 Minn ends Phila Flyers' NHL record 35 game unbeaten streak ends
1982 "Fame" premieres on NBC TV
1982 Islander's Bryan Trottier's 10th career hat trick
1983 Australia regain the Ashes with a 2-1 series win v England
1983 Reagan ends US arms embargo against Guatemala
1985 "King & I" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
1985 Japanese space probe Sakigake launched to Halley's comet
1985 KHQ-AM in Spokane WA changes call letters to KLSN (now KAQQ)
1985 Lou Brock & Hoyt Wilhelm, elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
1986 Chicago Bears defeat New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX
1986 Netherlands Bank issues 250 guilder notes
1986 STS 61-C mission scrubbed at T -9m because of weather problems
1986 US president Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya
1987 French airplanes harass Libyan positions in Duadi Doum
1987 Kapil Dev takes his 300th Test wicket, at 28 the youngest
1989 Akhito becomes emperor of Japan
1989 Intl Conference on Limitation of Chemical Weapons opens in Paris
1989 NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers longest win streak (11)
1989 Cleve Cavs block 21 NY Knick shots tying NBA regulation game record
1990 Lynn Jennings runs world record 5K indoor at 15:22.64
1990 Tower Of Pisa closed to the public after leaning too far
1991 "Nia Peeples Party Machine" premieres on TV
1992 AT&T releases video-telephone ($1,499)
1992 Last day of Test cricket for Imran Khan
1992 Tom Seaver & Rollie Fingers elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
1994 South Africa beat Australia in the Sydney Test by 5 runs
1994 US female Figure Skating championship won by Tonya Harding
1994 United Express commuter plane crashes in Ohio, killing 5
1995 "Christmas Carol" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 18 perfs
1995 "Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 280 performances
1996 "Crazy after You" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1622 perfs
1996 "Fool Moon" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after * performances
1996 16th United Negro College Fund raises $12,600,000
1997 Newt Gingrich, narrowly re-elected speaker of the House

That's All....

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