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Thursday, January 8, 1970.



Birthdays


1081 Henry V, Roman German king/emperor (1098/1111-25)
1583 Simon Episcopius, Dutch bishop/theologist
1587 Johannes Fabricius, Dutch astronomer who discovered sunspots
1587 Johannes Fabricius, Denmark, astronomer (discovered sunspots)
1587 Johannes Fabricius, Dutch astronomer who discovered sunspots
1589 Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatisch writer (Dubravka)
1628 Franois de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxemburg, French soldier
1632 Samuel, Freiherr von Pufendorf, German jurist
1658 Nicolas Coustou, French sculptor (Descente de Croix)
1668 Jean Gilles, composer
1767 Abraham de Veer, Dutch governor-general of Suriname (1822-28)
1777 Filippo Traetta, Italy, composer/musicologist
1779 John White, composer
1786 Nicholas Biddle, made 2nd bank of US 1st effective central bank
1787 Johann Ludwig Bohner, composer
1788 Erik Drake, composer
1791 Jacob Collamer, (Sen-Vt)
1792 Lowell Mason, Medfield Mass, organist/composer (Zebulo)
1810 Robert Schumann, Zwickau Germ, composer (Neue Zeitschrift fuer Musik)
1812 Sigismond Fortune Franois Thalberg, composer
1812 William Henry Holmes, composer
1814 Johannes Kneppelhout, [Klikspaan], Dutch humorist
1814 Thomas Green, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1815 George Webb Morell, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883
1815 Lawrence Pike Graham, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1905
1817 John Selden Roane, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1867
1821 James Longstreet, Confederate general (1st Corps, ANV)
1822 Alfredo Carlo Piatti, composer
1823 Alfred Russel Wallace, British zoologist/co-discoverer (evolution)
1824 Per August Olander, composer
1824 William Wilkie Collins, English novelist (Woman in White)
1830 Gouverneur Kemble Warren, Major Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1882
1830 Hans von Blow, Dresden, pianist/virtuoso conductor/musical writer
1836 Fannie M Jackson, pioneer & educator, 1st US Black woman college grad
1836 Lawrence Alma Tadema, Dutch/British painter/husband of Laura Epps
1846 Albert Cahen, composer
1846 William Wallace Gilchrist, composer
1851 Grard Leman, Belgian count/general
1860 Nancy Jones, US black missionary in Africa
1862 Frank Nelson Doubleday, publisher & founder of Doubleday & Co.
1862 Frank Nelson Doubleday, publisher/founder (Doubleday & Co)
1862 Frank Nelson Doubleday, publisher & founder of Doubleday & Co.
1863 Paul Scheerbart, [Bruno Kfer], German writer (The Seasnake)
1867 Emily Balch, US sociologist, feminist, pacifist (Nobel 1946)
1867 Emily Green Balch, US, sociologist/feminist/pacifist (Nobel 1946)
1867 Emily Balch, US sociologist, feminist, pacifist (Nobel 1946)
1868 Sir Frank Dyson, proved Einstein right: gravity bends light.
1868 Frank Dyson, proved Einstein right about light bent by gravity
1868 Sir Frank Dyson, proved Einstein right: gravity bends light.
1870 Miguel Primo de Rivera Orbaneja, dictator of Spain (1923-30)
1873 Lucien Capet, composer
1883 Josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer
1885 John Curtin, Victoria, Australian PM (Labor, 1941-45)
1886 Noble Drew Ali, [Timothy Drew], NC, prophet (Moorish Science Temple)
1888 Matt Moore, County Meath Ireland, actor (Coquette, Deluge)
1888 Richard Courant, German/US mathematician (What is mathematics?)
1889 Paul Hartmann, Furth Germany, actor (Haunted Castle)
1890 Sandor Rado, Hungarian/US psycho analyst
1891 Walther Bothe, German subatomic particle physicist (Nobel 1954)
1891 Bronislava Nijinska, ballet choreographer
1891 Storm Jameson, English novelist (The Green Man, Cousin Honor)
1891 Walter Bothe, Germany, subatomic particle physicist (Nobel 1954)
1891 Walther Bothe, German subatomic particle physicist (Nobel 1954)
1892 Werner Wehrli, composer
1896 Jaromir Weinberger, Prague Czechoslovakia, composer (Bird's Opera)
1896 Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, Chile, writer (Men of the South)
1899 Solomon WRD Bandaranaike, premier of Ceylon (1956-59)
1900 Queen Marie, of Yugoslavia
1901 Edmond Vandercammen, French/Belgian writer (L'amour responsable)
1902 Alexander Gray, Wrightsville Pa, actor (This is Music)
1902 Carl R[ansom] Rogers, US, psychologist (Client-Centered Therapy)
1902 Georgy M Malenkov, Stalin's successor as head of CPSU, PM (1953-55)
1902 Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreography (Silent Song)
1903 Gene Roth, [Eugene Stutenroth], SD, actor (She Demons, Spider)
1904 Peter Arno, NYC, cartoonist (New Yorker)
1905 Carl Gustav Hempel, German Logical Positivist philosopher
1905 Giacinto Scelsi, composer
1906 Jacob C van Marken, Dutch peanut butter maker (Calv-Delft)
1906 Jan A H J S Bruins Slot, Dutch founder illegal Trouw/MP (ARP)
1906 Serge Poliakoff, Russian/French painter/guitarist
1908 (Fearless) Mary Nadia Wadia, actress
1908 William Hartnell, London England, actor (Agitator, Jackpot)
1909 Bruce Mitchell, cricketer (S African bat, their top run-scorer (3471))
1909 Jos Ferrer, Santurce PR, oscar winning actor (Cyrano de Bergerac)
1910 Richard Cromwell, [LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh], LA Calif, actor (Jezebel)
1911 Andrej Ocenas, composer
1911 Butterfly McQueen, [Thelma], Tampa Fla, actress (Gone With the Wind)
1912 Jos Ferrer, actor, director (Cyrano de Bergerac)
1912 Jose Ferrer, Santurce PR, actor/director (Blood Tide, Dune)
1912 Jose Ferrer, Santurce PR, B01051840 John Doby Kennedy, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
1912 Rudolf G Escher, Dutch composer (True Face of Peace)
1912 Jos Ferrer, actor, director (Cyrano de Bergerac)
1913 Horace Smith, cricketer (NZ, only Test wkt off his 1st ball (Paynter))
1914 Charles Borromeo Mills, composer
1917 Peter Taylor, US writer
1917 Stanley Prager, NYC, comedian (College Bowl)
1920 Hendrikus J Wittebold, civil servant/resistance fighter
1922 Abbey Simon, NYC, pianist
1923 Larry Storch
1923 Larry Storch
1923 Larry Storch
1923 Larry Storch
1923 Larry Storch
1923 Giorgio Tozzi, Chicago Illinois, basso
1923 Iva Michiels, [Rik Ceuppens], Flemish writer (Ksiega Alfa)
1923 Johnny Wardle, cricketer (Yorkshire & England left-arm bowler of 50's)
1923 Joseph Wiezenbaum, artificial intelligence pioneer
1923 Larry Storch, NYC, comedian (F Troop, Larry Storch Show)
1924 Ron Moody
1924 Ron Moody
1924 Ron Moody
1924 Ron Moody
1924 Ron Moody
1924 Antai Ribari, composer
1924 Benjamin Lees, [Lysniansky], Harbin Manchuria, composer
1924 Robert Starer, Vienna Austria, composer
1924 Ron Moody, London England, actor (12 Chairs, Wrong is Right)
1925 James Saunders, English chemist/playwright (Ark)
1926 Soupy Sales
1926 Soupy Sales
1926 Soupy Sales
1926 Soupy Sales
1926 Soupy Sales
1926 Evelyn Lear, [Shulman], Brooklyn, NY, soprano
1926 Jani Christou, composer
1926 Soupy Sales, [Milton Hines], NC, comedian (Soupy Sales Show)
1928 Sander Vanocur, Cleve Ohio, news anchor (NBC Weekend News)
1930 Doreen Wilber, US, archer (Olympic-gold-1972)
1931 Bill Graham, Germany, rock promoter (Fillmore)
1931 May Wynn, [Donna Lee Hickey], NYC, actress (Caine Mutiny, Noah's Ark)
1933 Charles Osgood
1933 Charles Osgood
1933 Charles Osgood
1933 Charles Osgood
1933 Charles Osgood
1933 Charles Osgood, NYC, news anchor (CBS Weekend News)
1933 Jean-Marie Straub, France, director (Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach)
1934 Jacques Anquetil, France, Tour de France bicycle racer (5-time winner)
1934 Michael Grierson Jarrett, archaeologist
1934 Piet Dankert, Dutch politician (PvdA)
1934 Roy Kinnear, Lancashire England, actor (TW3, Help!, The 3 Musketeers)
1935 Elvis Presley, singer.
1935 Elvis Aaron Presley, Tupelo Miss, singer (Blue Suede Shoes, Hounddog)
1935 Jesse Garon Presley, stillborn twin brother of Elvis
1935 Nolan Miller, Burkburnett Tx, fashion designer (Dynasty, Love Boat)
1935 Elvis Presley, singer.
1936 Ferdinand Hartzenberg, South African minister of Education (1979-82)
1937 Shirley Bassey
1937 Shirley Bassey
1937 Shirley Bassey
1937 Shirley Bassey
1937 Shirley Bassey
1937 Robert Moran, composer
1937 Shirley Bassey, Cardiff Wales, singer (Goldfinger, Moonraker)
1938 Bob Eubanks, Flint Mich, TV host (Newlywed Game)
1939 Yvette Mimieux
1939 Yvette Mimieux
1939 Yvette Mimieux
1939 Yvette Mimieux
1939 Yvette Mimieux
1939 Yvette Mimieux, Hollywood Cal, actr (Time Machine, Where the Boys Are)
1940 Anthony Gaurdine, (Little Anthony & Imperials-Goin Out of My Head)
1940 Cristy Lane, US, country/gospel singer
1940 Little Anthony [Gourdine], rocker (& Imperials)
1941 Graham Chapman, England, comedian (Monty Python's Flying Circus)
1941 Robby Krieger, rocker (Doors)
1942 Stephen Hawking
1942 Stephen Hawking
1942 Stephen Hawking
1942 Stephen Hawking
1942 Stephen Hawking
1942 John Peterson, rocker
1942 Stephen Hawking, English physicist (Black Holes & Baby Universes)
1942 Vyacheslav Dmitriyevich Zudov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 23)
1943 Lee Jackson, rocker (Nice)
1943 Marcus Hutson, rock vocalist (Whispers)
1944 Terry Brooks, US, sci-fi author (Sword of Shannara)
1945 John Peters, rock drummer (Harpers Bizarre)
1945 Terry Sylvester, rocker (Hollies)
1946 Elaine Cheris, Dotham Al, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)
1946 Kathleen Noone, actress (All My Children, Party of 5, Knots Landing)
1946 Robbie Kreiger, LA Calif, guitarist (Doors-Come on Baby Light My Fire)
1946 Tod Brannan, VP (Logos Network Corp)
1947 David Robert Hayward Jones, later to be known as David Bowie, born in Brixton, England, Moon in Taurus
1947 David Robert Hayward Jones, later to be known as David Bowie, born in Brixton, England, Moon in Taurus
1947 David Robert Hayward Jones, later to be known as David Bowie, born in Brixton, England, Moon in Taurus
1947 David Robert Hayward Jones, later to be known as David Bowie, born in Brixton, England, Moon in Taurus
1947 David Robert Hayward Jones, later to be known as David Bowie, born in Brixton, England, Moon in Taurus
1947 David Bowie, [Jones], London, singer/actor (Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust)
1947 Igor Ivanov, Leningrad, Canadian chess champion (1981-84, 1985- )
1947 Terry Sylvester, rocker (Hollies-You are the Air that I Breathe)
1948 Gillies Mackinnon, director (Playboys)
1948 Mel Pritchard, rocker
1948 Paul King, rocker (Blue Oyster Cult)
1949 Lawrence Rowe, cricketer (prolific WI batsman, 302 v Eng 1974)
1951 Grard Leman, Belgian general
1951 John McTiernan, Albany NY, actor (Predator, Die Hard, Medicine Man)
1951 Paul Dresher, composer
1952 Lauri Walters, SF Calif, actress (8 is Enough, Harrad Experiment)
1952 Norm Jarvis, Prince Albert Sask, golfer (1984 Chilliwack)
1953 Bruce Sutter, pitcher (Cubs, Cards, Braves)
1955 Mike Reno, Vancouver BC Canada, rock vocalist (Loverboy)
1959 Michael Harwood, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer
1960 Jolanda Egger, Luzean Switz, playmate (June, 1983)
1961 Shoaib Mohammad, cricketer (son of Hanif Patient & prolific batsman)
1963 Hiromi Kobayashi, Fukushima Japan, LPGA golfer (1993 JAL Big Apple)
1964 Peter [Ped] Gill, rocker (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax) [or 3/5]
1964 Virgil Hill, Missouri, middleweight boxer (Olympic-silver-1984)
1965 Champaka Ramanayake, cricketer (Sri Lankan opening bowler)
1965 Eric Wohlberg, Sudbury Ontario, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1965 Maria Pitillo, Matwah NJ, actress (Ryan's Hope)
1965 Michelle Forbes, actress (Julianna Cox-Homicide)
1966 Darryl Hall, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
1966 Loretta Lee, [Lee Lai Chan], China, actress (Happy Ghost)
1967 Hollis Conway, Chicago Ill, high jumper (Olympics-silv/bronze-88, 92)
1967 Kent Jones, Portales NM, golfer (NM State Amateur-1990-91)
1967 Roger Rowland, Jacksonville FL, Nike golfer (1990 Macon Open-2nd)
1967 Willie Anderson, US, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Olympic-bronze-1988)
1968 Alexander Alexeev, NHL defenseman (Belarus, Oly-98)
1968 Ami Dolenz, LA Calif, actress (General Hospital, Can't Buy Me Love)
1968 Brian Johnson, Oakland Calif, catcher (San Diego Padres)
1968 Mark Duane Croghan, Akron Ohio, 3k steeplechase (Olympics-5th-96)
1968 Paul Carey, US baseball infielder (Baltimore Orioles)
1969 Ami Dolenz
1969 Ami Dolenz
1969 Ami Dolenz
1969 Ami Dolenz
1969 Ami Dolenz
1969 Brian Boehringer, St Louis MO, pitcher (NY Yankees)
1969 R Kelly, singer (I Wish I Could Fly)
1970 Jon Klemm, Calgary, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
1971 Billy Joe Hobert, NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders)
1971 Branislav Janos, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
1971 Brenda Lee Armstrong, Albert Lea Minn, Miss Minn-America (1991)
1971 Brook Mahealani Lee, Miss Universe/Miss USA (1997-Hawaii)
1971 Darren Langdon, Deere Lake, NHL left wing (NY Rangers)
1971 Jason Giambi, West Covina CA, infielder (Oakland A's)
1971 Roosevelt Potts, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
1971 Stephane Barin, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
1972 Brandie Burton, San Bernardino CA, LPGA golfer (1993 du Maurier Ltd)
1972 Devlin Murphy, Honolulu Hawaii, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
1974 Arjan Blaauw, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)
1974 Brian Roberson, wide receiver (NY Giants)
1975 Jenny Lewis, Las Vegas Nv, actress (Becky-Life With Lucy)
1975 Star Behl, Miss Delaware USA (1996)
1975 Vitali Yachmenev, Chelyabinsk Rus, NHL right wing (LA Kings)
1976 Brad Snyder, Ontario, shot putter (Olympics-96)
1977 Pearl Amoah, Miss Universe-Ghana (1996)
1977 Ryan Frances, actor (Trevor-Sisters)
1978 Petra Minarova, Miss Czech Republic Universe (1997)
1979 Sarah Polley, actress (Sweet Hereafter)
1979 Sequoyah, chimpanzee (son of Washoe)
1982 Gaby Hoffman, actress (Field of Dreams, Uncle Buck, Now & Then)

Events


624 Moslem army occupies Kurashitische Caravan
794 Vikings attacked Lindisfarne Island
871 Battle at Ashdown: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army
1198 Lotario di Segni elected Pope Innocentius III
1214 Earl Ferrand of Flanders drops ties with France
1499 Louis XII of France after papal divorce marries Anne, Duchess of Brittany to keep duchy for the crown
1558 French troops under duke de Guise occupy Calais
1598 Genoa Italy expels Jews
1598 Jews are expelled from Genoa Italy
1656 Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins (Haarlem, Netherlands)
1675 1st American commercial corporation chartered (NY Fishing Co)
1705 Georg F Hndels 1st opera "Almira," premieres in Hamburg
1716 Dutch gang leader "Sjako" arrested
1745 England, Austria, Neth & Saxon sign anti-Prussian Quadruple Alliance
1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie's troops occupy Stirling [NS=Jan 19]
1760 Comet C/1760 A1 (Great comet) approaches within 0.0682 AUs of Earth
1790 George Washington delivers 1st state of union address (or Jan 4)
1798 11th Amendment ratified, judicial powers construed
1800 Austrians defeat French in 2nd battle of Novi
1800 Wild Boy of Aveyron discovered in southern France
1806 Cape colony becomes English colony
1806 Lewis & Clark find skeleton of 105' blue whale in Oregon
1811 Louisiana slave revolt by Charles Deslondes at German Coast
1815 Battle of New Orleans, made a hero out of Andrew Jackson (the War of 1812 had ended on 12/24/1814, but nobody knew that).
1815 Battle of New Orleans, made a hero out of Andrew Jackson (the War of 1812 had ended on 12/24/1814, but nobody knew that).
1815 Battle of New Orleans-War of 1812 ended 12/24/1814 but nobody knew
1830 Dutch King Willem I fires him displeasing parliament members
1833 Boston Academy of Music, 1st US music school, established
1838 1st telegraph message sent using dots & dashes (NJ)
1838 Rebellion at Amherstburg, Ontario breaks out
1842 Dutch King Willem II charters Technical College Delft
1848 Austrian soldiers kill 10 students, Pavia
1853 1st US bronze equestrian statue (of Andrew Jackson) unveiled, Wash
1856 Dr John A Veatch discovers borax, Tuscan Springs, Calif
1857 Dion Boucicauly's "Poor of NY," premieres in NYC
1865 Sen Everett Dirksen introduces a bill to make marigold the natl flower
1867 Legislation gives suffrage to DC blacks, despite Pres Johnson's veto
1870 US mint at Carson City, Nevada begins issuing coins
1878 Secret meeting of King Leopold II's agent & Henry Morton Stanley
1880 The passing of Norton I, Emperor of the US, Protector of Mexico
1880 The passing of Norton I, Emperor of the US, Protector of Mexico
1884 Chrome tanning process for leather patented by Augustus Schultz
1889 1st Computer patented
1889 Dr Herman Hollerith receives 1st US patent for a tabulating machine
1894 Columbus World's fair in Chicago destroyed by fire
1897 Michael Eagan wins 1st US national amateur handball championship
1901 NSW score 918 all out vs South Australia in 560 minutes
1902 1st National Bowling Championship held (Chicago, Ill)
1904 Pope Pius X banned low cut dresses in the presence of churchmen
1913 Frank Chance becomes Yankee manager
1917 Austria-Hungarian troops conquer Forlani Italy
1918 Mississippi becomes 1st state to ratify 18th amendment (prohibition)
1918 Pres Wilson outlines his 14 points for peace after WW I
1923 Typography strike in Amsterdam
1925 1st all-female US state supreme court appointed, Texas
1926 Abdul-Aziz ibn Sa'ud becomes king of Hejaz; renames it Saudi Arabia
1929 1st telephone connection between Netherlands & West-Indies
1929 CBS radio network buys WABC in NYC
1930 Belgium Princess Marie-Jos marries Italian's crown prince Umberto
1931 Phila Quakers set then NHL record of 15 straight loses
1932 Ratification of present San Francisco City Charter.
1932 Ratification of present San Francisco City Charter.
1932 Ratification of present SF City Charter
1934 Jaap Speyers "Bluejackets" premieres in Amsterdam
1935 Spectrophotometer patented, by AC Hardy
1935 Spectrophotometer patented, by AC Hardy
1935 Spectrophotometer patented, AC Hardy
1937 -50F (-45.6C), San Jacinto, Nevada (state record)
1938 Bradman scores 107 for South Australia v Qld (1st innings)
1940 Britain's 1st WW II rationing (bacon, butter & sugar)
1941 British Air Marshal Richard Peirse resigns
1945 "Youth for Christ" organizes
1947 Gen George Marshall becomes Sect of State
1947 Toronto Maple Leaf rookie Howie Meeker scores 5 goals in a game
1948 Queen Wilhelmina signs death sentence against Ans van Dijk for treason
1949 "Make Mine Manhattan" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 429 perfs
1949 "My Romance" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 95 performances
1949 "Small Wonder" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 134 performances
1951 Thought extinct since 1615, a Cahow is rediscovered in Bermuda
1952 Jordan adopts constitution
1953 Indians bar night games with Browns (who refuse to share TV receipts)
1953 Ren Mayer forms French govt
1954 Elvis Presley pays $4 to a Memphis studio & records his 1st two songs, "Casual Love" & "I'll Never Stand in Your Way"
1955 Furman sets NCAA basketball single-game scoring record with 154 pt
1955 Georgia Tech ends Kentucky's 130-game home basketball win streak
1955 Louise Sugg wins LPGA LA Golf Open
1955 WUNC TV channel 4 in Chapel Hill, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Conrad Aiken
1956 Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog," single goes to #1 & stays #1 for a record 11 weeks (for a single)
1958 Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana
1958 Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana
1958 Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana
1959 Charles de Gaulle inaugurated as pres of France's 5th Republic
1961 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Yvor Winters
1962 Dutch express train crashes into slow commuter train, 93 die (Neth)
1962 Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, 1st pro appearance, he came in 50th
1963 "Mona Lisa," on loan, unveiled in America's National Gallery of Art
1963 Dmitri Shostakovitch' Katharina Ismailova, premieres in Riga
1964 European Parliament accept Mansholt Plan
1964 President Lyndon B Johnson declares "War on Poverty"
1965 Sen Dirksen proposes marigold as national flower (didn't pass)
1965 Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History
1966 Beatles' "Rubber Soul," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks
1966 Beatles' "We Can Work It Out," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
1966 Georges Pompidou appointed French premier
1966 Who & the Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC
1968 US Surveyor 7 lands near crater Tycho on moon
1968 US Surveyor 7 lands near crater Tycho on moon
1968 Jacques Cousteau's 1st undersea special on US network TV
1971 29 pilot whales beach themselves & die at San Clemente Island, Calif
1971 Voyageurs National Park, Minn established
1972 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 15th Symphony, premieres in Moscow
1972 NCAA announces freshman can play on teams starting in fall
1973 USSR launches Luna 21 for moon landing
1973 USSR launches Luna 21 for moon landing
1973 "Tricks" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 8 performances
1973 Greg Chappell's best Test bowling, 5-61 v Pakistan at SCG
1973 Secret peace talks between US & North Vietnam resumed near Paris
1973 USSR launches Luna 21 for Moon landing
1974 E Wilson Jr's musical "Let My People Come," premieres in NYC
1974 Gold hits record $126.50 an ounce in London
1974 Loch Ness Monster photographed
1974 Silver hits record $3.40 an ounce in New York
1975 Judge Sirica orders release of Watergate's John W Dean III, Herbert W Kalmbach & Jeb Stuart Magruder from prison
1976 Franklin Mint strikes 1st gold coins for Netherlands Antilles
1978 Intel releases 16-bit 8086 processor.
1978 Intel releases 16-bit 8086 processor.
1978 Intel releases 16-bit 8086 processor.
1978 Intel releases 16-bit 8086 processor.
1978 Intel releases 16-bit 8086 processor.
1978 Israeli govt votes to `strengthen' settlements in occupied Sinai
1979 512 die as oil tanker Bantry Bay blows up
1979 Argentina & Chile sign Beagle Canal accord
1979 Today Show gets a new theme song
1979 Vietnamese troops overtook Khmer Rouge & occupy Phnom Penh
1980 Islander Glenn Resch's 20th shut-out opponent-Canucks 3-0
1980 NCAA decides to sponsor women's championships in 5 sports
1981 "Pirates of Penzance" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 772 performances
1981 India all out 63 in one-day international v Australia
1981 Reds become last team to sign a free agent (Larry Biitner)
1982 AT&T agrees to divest itself of 22 Bell System companies
1982 Johnny Cash Parkway opens in Hendersonville Tennessee
1982 Justice Dept withdraws antitrust suit against IBM, pending since
1984 NCAA announces that basketball tournament will have 64 teams
1984 Wash Caps Bengt Gustafsson scores 5 goals to beat Phila 7-1
1985 Japan launches Sakigake space probe to Halley's Comet
1986 Willie McCovey is 16th elected to Hall of Fame in his 1st year
1987 Dow Jones closes above 2,000 for 1st time (2,002.25)
1987 Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games
1988 9th largest NBA crowd 38,873-Chicago at Detroit
1988 Dow Jones down 140.58 points
1988 Hewlett-Packard introduces HP-28S Advanced Scientific Calculator
1988 US female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas
1989 "42nd Street" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 3,486 perfs
1989 "Starlight Express" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 761 perfs
1989 Boeing 737-400 crashes in England, 46 die
1989 Soviet Union promises to eliminate stockpiles of chemical weapons
1991 "Davis Rules," with Jonathan Winters & Randy Quaid premieres on ABC-TV
1991 Gaylord Perry, Ferguson Jenkins & Rod Carew elected to Hall of Fame
1991 Rod Carew is 22nd player elected to Hall of Fame on 1st try
1991 Tams Darnyi swims world record 400m medley (4:12.36)
1992 George Bush gets ill & vomits on Japanese prime minister's lap
1993 Chicago Bull Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point
1993 Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale
1993 Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point
1993 NBC offers "Tonight Show" to David Letterman
1994 Rintje Ritsma skates world record 1500m (1:51.60)
1994 Russian manned space craft TM-18, launches into orbit
1994 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis
1995 "Guys & Dolls" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 1143 perfs
1995 15th United Negro College Fund raises $12,200,000
1995 Mike Schmidt is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
1996 Blizzard buries eastern US causing at least 50 deaths
1996 For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1998 NY Giant GM George Young resigns to accept NFL position
1998 Roseanne files for divorce from 3rd husband Ben Thomas
1998 Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski asks to act as his own lawyer
1998 World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Ahmed Yousef sentenced to life

That's All....

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