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Saturday, October 6, 2018.



Birthdays


1552 Matteo Ricci, Italian missionary (China)
1618 Miguel Gomez Camargo, composer
1706 Pieter Steyn, Dutch grand pensionary (1749- )
1777 William Russell, composer
1784 P.C.F. Dupin --1873
1784 P.C.F. Dupin --1873
1784 P.C.F. Dupin --1873
1784 P.C.F. Dupin --1873
1784 P.C.F. Dupin --1873
1806 Andreas Randel, composer
1808 Frederik VII, 1st constitutional king of Denmark (1848-63)
1816 William Batchelder Bradbury, composer
1818 Joseph Rummel, composer
1819 Willem A Scholten, Dutch potato-flour manufacturer
1820 Jenny Lind, a Swedish nightingale
1820 Jenny Lind, Sweden, soprano/nightingale (Agathe-Freischütz)
1820 Jenny Lind, a Swedish nightingale
1824 Henry Chadwick, baseball pioneer, developed 1st rule book
1827 Cark Reidel, composer
1831 J W Richard Dedekind, Ger mathematician (Nature & Meaning of Numbers)
1846 George Westinghouse, responsible for alternating current in US.
1846 George Westinghouse, responsible for alternating current in US
1846 George Westinghouse, responsible for alternating current in US.
1847 Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor
1849 Basil Zaharoff, arms dealer, "merchant of death"
1860 Oscar L Helfrich, Dutch governor (Curaçao)
1860 Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch foreign minister (1908-13)
1862 Albert Jeremiah Beveridge, US, politician/author (Progressive)
1866 Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, broadcast 1st voice & music program.
1866 Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, broadcast 1st program of voice & music
1866 Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, broadcast 1st voice & music program.
1873 Oscar George Theodore Sonneck, composer
1880 Julia Culp, mezzo-soprano
1882 Karol Maciej Szymanowski, Timoshovka Ukraine, composer (Stabatmater)
1884 Lloyd Spooner, US, marksman (Olympic-4 gold/1 silver/2 bronze-1920)
1887 George Brown, cricketer (legendary England batsman/keeper of 20's)
1887 Le Corbusier, Switzerland, architect/city planner/artist (Urbanisme)
1887 Maria Jeritza, [Jedlicka], Austria, singer (Vienna Opera)
1887 Martín Luis Guzmán, Mexico, novelist (Eagle & the Serpent)
1888 Li Ta-chao, cofounder with Mao Tse-tung of China's Communist Party
1888 Li Ta-chao, co-founder with Mao Tse-tung (Chinese Communist Party)
1888 Max Butting, composer
1888 Li Ta-chao, cofounder with Mao Tse-tung of China's Communist Party
1889 Maria Dabrowska, Polish writer (Noce I Dnie)
1895 Caroline Gordon, Kentucky, writer (Green Centuries)
1896 Otto Siegl, composer
1897 Jerome Cowan, NYC, actor (Mr Dithers-Blondie, Tab Hunter Show)
1902 Mihovil Logar, composer
1904 Horst Lange, writer
1905 Helen N Willis Moody, tennis pro (8 Wimbledon titles 1927-1938)
1906 Janet Gaynor, Philadelphia, actress (Sunrise, A Star Is Born)
1906 Louis Borell, Amsterdam Neth, actor (Over the Moon, Queer Cargo)
1908 Carole Lombard
1908 Carole Lombard
1908 Carole Lombard
1908 Carole Lombard
1908 Carole Lombard
1909 Carol Lombard, Ft Wayne IN, actress (My Man Godfrey, In Name Only)
1912 Anthony Cuthbert Baines, writer/curator
1913 Meret Oppenheim, writer
1914 Thor Heyerdahl, anthropologist, explorer (Kon Tiki, Aku-Aku)
1914 Thor Heyerdahl, Norway, anthropologist/explorer (Kon Tiki, Aku-Aku)
1914 Thor Heyerdahl, anthropologist, explorer (Kon Tiki, Aku-Aku)
1915 Edgardo Martin, composer
1915 Harry van Doorn, [Henri W], CRM minister/Dutch politician (KVP/PPR)
1916 Tommy Lawton, footballer
1917 Robert Mitchum, actor (2 for the Seesaw, Ryan's Daughter)
1925 Shana Alexander, NYC, journalist (60 Minutes)
1926 Alan Copeland, LA Calif, orch leader/singer (Your Hit Parade)
1926 Cyril Reuben, violinist
1927 Alice Bauer, LPGA golfer
1927 Paul Badura-Skoda, Vienna Austria, pianist (Mozart Interpretation)
1929 Les Favell, cricketer (stoic Australian batsman late 50's)
1930 Hafez al Assad, president (Syria)
1930 Richie Benaud, cricket capt (great Aussie leg-spinner, commentator)
1931 Fred Graham, newscaster/journalist (CBS News, Court TV)
1932 Gloria Lane, educator/author/founder (Women's International Center)
1933 Horst Bingle, writer
1936 Anna Quayle, actress (Mistress Pamela)
1936 Glenn Hild, race horse trainer
1936 Rob Touber, [Robert J Noordervliet], cabaret director (Capers)
1939 Douglas K Bereuter, (Rep-R-Nebraska, 1979- )
1939 John J LaFalce, (Rep-D-NY, 1975- )
1940 Boris Dmitriyevich Andreyev, Russia, cosmonaut
1940 Ellen Travolta, Englewood NJ, actress (Grease, Charles in Charge)
1940 Wyche Fowler Jr, (Rep-D-GA, 1977-87)
1942 Britt Ekland
1942 Britt Ekland
1942 Britt Ekland
1942 Britt Ekland
1942 Britt Ekland
1942 Britt Ekland, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Wicker Man, Asylum)
1942 Fred Travalena, NYC, comedian/impressionist (Buy & Cell)
1943 Cees Veerman, pop guitarist/singer (Cats-Sure He's a Cat)
1943 Michael Durrell, Bkln NY, actor (Shannon, V, Alice, Chiefs)
1943 Udo Zimmermann, composer
1944 Merzak Allouache, director (Salut Cousin, Amour a Paris)
1945 Domonic Barber, attorney (Howard Stern, Jessica Hahn, Joe Buttafucco)
1946 Gary Gentry, baseball player (NY Mets)
1946 Tony Greig, South Africa, cricketer (English all-rounder 1972-77)
1947 Aleksandr Stepanovich Andryushkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
1947 Klaus Dibiasi, Italy, platform diver (Olympic-gold-1968, 72, 76)
1948 Dan Hamburg, (Rep-D-California)
1949 Bobby Farrell, Jamaica, rock vocalist
1950 David Brin, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Sundiver, Postman)
1950 Thomas McClary, US soul guitarist (Commodores-Still)
1951 Kevin Cronin, Champaign Ill, rock vocalist (REO Speedwagon)
1956 Stephanie Zimbalist, NYC, actress (Remington Steele, Centennial)
1957 Dom Galluscio, race horse trainer
1957 Shahzad Altaf, cricketer (UAE off-spinner 1996 World Cup)
1959 [Dennis Ray] "Oil Can" Boyd, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
1959 John Mackin, programmer
1959 Robyn Maher, Australian basketball guard (Olympics-bronze-96)
1959 Walter Ray Williams Jr, bowler (twice Player of the Year)
1960 Albert Lewis, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
1960 Jeffrey Trachta, Staten Island NY, actor (Thorne-Bold & Beautiful)
1960 Richard Jobson, British TV person/rocker (Skids-Scared to Dance)
1960 Scott Stevens, jockey
1961 Kathrin Dörre, East German marathoner (Olympic-bronze-1988)
1961 Tim Burgess, rocker
1963 Elisabeth Shue
1963 Elisabeth Shue
1963 Elisabeth Shue
1963 Elisabeth Shue
1963 Elisabeth Shue
1964 Pam Kometani, Honolulu HI, LPGA golfer (1992 Welch's Classic-27th)
1964 Thomas "Tom" Hunter, US 50M FREESTYLE swimmer (world record)
1965 Cynthia Meyer, NY, Canadian trap shooter (Olympics-96)
1965 David Spaulding, Newport Beach Calif, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
1965 Jim Sharp, US rodeo rider (Las Vegas 1988)
1965 Ruben Sierra, Rio Piedras Puerto Rico, outfielder (NY Yankees)
1966 Archi Cianfrocco, Rome NY, infielder (San Diego Padres)
1966 Jimmie Johnson, NFL tight end (Phila Eagles)
1966 Julianne McNamara, Flushing NY, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1984)
1966 Oscar Caballos, jockey
1969 Byron Black, Zimbabwe, tennis star
1969 Jeff Lay, Ottawa Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)
1969 Martha Richards, Hudson WI, LPGA golfer (1995 Safeco Classic-21st)
1969 Robert Person, St Louis MO, pitcher (NY Mets)
1970 Amy Jo Johnson
1970 Amy Jo Johnson
1970 Amy Jo Johnson
1970 Amy Jo Johnson
1970 Amy Jo Johnson
1970 Darren Oliver, Kansas city MO, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
1971 Chris Hudson, NFL strong safety (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1972 J J Stokes, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)
1973 Rebecca Lobo, Mass, WNBA center (Olympics-gold-96)/(NY Liberty)
1974 Brian Kelly, Mission Viejo Calif, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
1974 Geert Jelle de Vries, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1974 Kenny Jonsson, Angelholm SW, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, NY Islander)
1975 Ines Sainz, Miss Spain Universe (1997)
1975 Jan Harm Schippers, Dutch soccer player: SC Heerenveen, Veendam
1975 John Harm Skippers, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)

Events


891 Formosus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1111 Boudouin VII becomes earl of Flanders
1499 French king Louis XII occupies Milan
1567 Duke of Alva becomes land guardian of Netherlands
1683 13 Mennonite families from Germany found Germantown Pa (Phila)
1689 Pietro Ottoboni replaces Pope Innocent XI as Alexander VIII
1762 English troops occupy Manila Philippines
1777 Battle of Germantown; Washington defeated by British [OS=Sept 27]
1781 Americans & French begin siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown; last battle of Revolutionary War
1783 Benjamin Hanks patents self-winding clock
1799 Battle at Castricum: French & Bataafs army beats English/Russian army
1811 French emperor Napoleon visits Utrecht
1857 American Chess Assn organized; 1st major US chess tournament (NYC)
1861 Naval Engagement at Charleston, SC USS Flag vs BR Alert
1861 Revolt of Russian student shuts down university of Petersburg
1863 Battle at Baxter Springs Kansas
1863 Dr Charles H Sheppard opens 1st public bath, in Brooklyn
1866 1st train robbery in US (Reno Brothers take $13,000)
1869 John Brahms' "Liebeslieder Walzer," premieres
1871 Fisk Jubilee Singers begin 1st national tour
1876 American Library Association organized in Philadelphia
1882 1st World Series game, Cincinnati (AA) beats Chicago (NL) 4-0
1884 Naval War College forms in Newport RI
1886 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Resident Patient" (BG)
1889 Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture.
1889 Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture.
1889 Moulin Rogue opens in Paris
1889 Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture
1890 Mormon Church outlaws polygamy
1893 Nabisco Foods invents Cream of Wheat
1898 Gustav Mahler conducts 1st Wiener Philharmonic
1908 Austria annexes Bosnia & Herzegovina
1908 Tigers beat White Sox, 7-0 to win AL pennant
1908 Yanks lose 100th game of year go 51-103 for season
1910 Braves beat Phillies 20-7
1911 Beatrix van Rijk becomes 1st licensed Dutch woman pilot
1911 Cy Young's farewell appearance in a major league game is a letdown as he loses to Brooklyn 13-3 in a Braves uniform in his 906th game
1912 Pirates Owen "Chief" Wilson hits record 36th triple of season
1918 US ship Otranto sinks between Scotland & Ireland, 425 die
1919 Stambuliski becomes premier of Bulgaria
1919 White Sox catcher Ray Schalk is 2nd man ejected from a World Series
1920 1st brothers oppose each other in World Series, Cleve's Wheeler Johnston pinch-hits as brother Jimmy plays 3rd base for Bkln
1921 Century Theater opens at 7th Ave & 59th St NYC (demolished 1962)
1921 Fewest hits in World Series Game, 5, Yanks (3) beat Giants (2), 3-0
1922 Schwebla replaces Benes govt in Czechoslavakia
1923 1st NL unassisted triple play (Ernie Padgett, Braves against Phillies)
1923 2nd govt of Stresemann in Germany forms
1923 US lt Al Williams fly 392.2 KPH (record)
1923 USSR adopts experimental calendar
1925 Greek premier Papanastasiou orders gen Pángulos arrested
1926 Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in a World Series game, Yanks beat Cards 10-5
1927 "The Jazz Singer", 1st movie with a sound track, premieres.
1927 "The Jazz Singer", 1st movie with a sound track, premieres.
1927 "Jazz Singer," 1st movie with a sound track, premieres (NYC)
1928 11th PGA Championship: Leo Diegel at Five Farms CC Baltimore
1928 Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek becomes president of China
1928 Josip Broz (Tito) sentenced to 5 years in jail
1929 12th PGA Championship: Leo Diegel at Hillcrest CC Los Angeles
1931 Js Van Severen forms Verdinaso (Union of Flemish Natl Solidarists)
1935 Italian army occupies Adua Abyssinia
1935 Market Street Railway starts using trackless trolley coaches
1936 NY Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 2 in 33rd World Series
1938 Yanks Lefty Gomez sets record of 6 World Series wins without a loss
1939 Adolf Hitler denies he intends to go to war against France & Britain
1939 Hitler announces plans to regulate Jewish problem
1940 Zoological Gardens opens on Sloat & Skyline in SF
1941 German army occupies Briansk, USSR
1941 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1, in 38th World Series
1942 Allied assault on oil installations of Bula Ceram
1943 Battle at Vella Lavella, Solomon Island
1943 Himmler wants acceleration of "Final Solution"
1944 Allied aircrafts bombard per accident Fishing, Overijssel
1944 Canadians free Austria
1944 HM Zwaardvis sinks U168 at Java
1944 Soviets march into Hungary & Czechoslovakia
1945 Gen Eisenhower welcomed in Hague (on Hitler's train)
1945 Memorial for executed unveiled in Terbregge
1945 Tavern owner "Billy Goat" Sianis buys seat for his goat for Game 4 of World Series & is escorted out, he casts goat curse on Cubs
1946 90°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct
1946 Pres Truman questions Great Britain Jews about Palestine
1947 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3, in 44th World Series
1948 "Polonaise" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 113 performances
1948 KHJ TV channel 9 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
1949 Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose) sentenced to 10 years & $10,000 fine
1949 Pres Truman signs Mutual Defense Assistance Act (for NATO)
1951 Stalin proclaims Russia has atom bomb
1953 WTVM TV channel 9 in Columbus, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 LSD made illegal in US
1956 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 6th Iron quartet premieres in Leningrad
1956 Dr Albert Sabin discovers oral polio vaccine
1956 South African politician "Kobie" Coetsee marries Helena E Malan
1957 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1957 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA United Voluntary Services Golf Open
1958 US nuclear sub USS Seawolfe remains record 60 days under pole
1959 Soviet Luna 3, first successful photo spacecraft, impacts moon.
1959 Soviet Luna 3, first successful photo spacecraft, impacts moon.
1959 Single game World Series attendence record set (92,706 in LA)
1959 Soviet Luna 3, 1st successful photographic spacecraft, impacts Moon
1961 JFK advises Americans to build fallout shelters
1961 USSR performs nuclear tests at Kapustin Yar & Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 16th NHL All-Star Game: Toronto beat All4-Stars -1 at Toronto
1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1963 Barbra Streisand appears on "Judy Garland Show"
1963 LA Dodgers sweep NY Yankees, in 60th World Series
1964 "Cambridge Circus" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances
1965 Supremes release "I Hear a Symphony"
1965 William Goodhart's "Generation," premieres in NYC
1966 Oriole Jim Palmer, 20, is youngest to pitch a World Series shutout
1966 Partial meltdown at Detroits's Fermi 1 nuclear reactor
1967 Haight-Ashbury hippies throw a funneral to mark end of hippies
1967 USSR performs nuclear test
1969 WMPB TV channel 67 in Baltimore, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 22-car train carrying 2,000 pilgrims derails, kills 208 in Mexico
1973 Egypt and Syria invade Israel - The Yom Kippur war
1973 Egypt and Syria invade Israel - The Yom Kippur war
1973 Yom Kippur War begins as Syria & Egypt attack Israel
1974 "Mack & Mabel," opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 66 performances
1974 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA Sacramento Union Ladies Golf Classic
1976 "Gang of Four" arrested in Beijing
1976 Cubans DC-8 crashes after bomb attack
1976 John Hathaway completes 50,600 mile bicycle tour of every continent
1976 Pres Ford says there is "no Soviet domination in Eastern Europe"
1977 DL Coburns "Gin Game," premieres in NYC
1977 Yankees win AL pennant by rallying for 3 runs in 9th to beat KC Royals 5-3 in 5th & deciding playoff game
1978 Hannah H Gray inaugurated as 1st female head of US university (Chic)
1978 Iraq declares Ayatollah Khomeini an undesirable person
1978 Mick Jagger apologizes for racist lyrics in "Some Girls"
1978 Royals' George Brett hits 3 HRs, Yanks win championship game 3, 6-5
1979 Harry Drake set long distance footbow shot record of 2,006 yds 1'9"
1979 Pope John Paul II is 1st Pope to visit White House
1980 Guyana adopts constitution
1980 John Lydon sentenced to 3 months on assault charges
1982 Auburn's Al Del Greco kicks 6 field goals
1982 Fokker's Fellowship crashes at Moerdijk Neth, 17-22 die
1983 Buffalo Bill QB Joe Ferguson passes 419 yards with 5 TDs
1983 China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1983 Islander's Mike Bossy's 25th career hat trick
1983 NY Jets announce they are leaving Shea for Meadowlands
1983 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1984 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Hitachi Ladies British Golf Open
1985 Marita Koch of Germany sets 400m woman's record (47.6) in Australia
1985 Yankee Phil Niekro becomes 18th pitcher to win 300 games & also at 46 becomes oldest to pitch a shut-out beating Toronto 8-0
1986 Russian nuclear sub sinks in Atlantic Ocean
1987 Milt coup leader Maj-Gen Sitiveni Rabuka declares Fiji a republic
1988 Oakland A's sweep Boston Red Sox in 4 games for AL pennant
1990 Spacecraft Ulysses launched towards pole of Sun
1990 US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) launches into orbit
1990 Ulysses launched (Solar Polar Orbiter)
1991 Elizabeth Taylor weds for 8th time (Larry Fortensky)
1991 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Daikyo World Golf Championship
1991 NY Met David Cone ties NL record by striking out 19 Phillies
1991 Orioles last game at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (vs Det Tigers)
1993 Sydney Australia Stock Market index above 2000, for 1st time
1994 -9] European Campaign against Racism confers in Austria
1994 Ben Mokoena becomes 1st black mayor of Middelburg South Africa
1995 BPAA US Women's Open won by Cheryl Daniels
1995 Colorodo Avalanche (former Que Nordiques) 1st NHL game, beat Detroit
1996 Bob Dole & Pres Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate
1996 Caroline Pierce wins JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
1996 Lois & Clark (fictional characters) wed
1996 NY Jet Nick Lowrey ties Jan Stenerud with 373 NFL field goals

That's All....

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