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Friday, November 16, 2018.



Birthdays


1569 Paul Sartorius, composer
1587 Joost van den Vondel, Cologne Germany, Dutch poet/dramatist (Jephtha)
1615 Guillaume Dumanoir, composer
1642 Cornelis Evertsen the Younger, Dutch buccaneer/lt admiral of Zeeland
1653 Joan van Hoorn, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1707-09)
1684 Abraham Alewijn, Dutch poet/playwright (Puiterveense Helleveeg)
1715 Girolamo Abos, composer
1717 Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, French philosopher/mathematician
1720 Carlo Antonio Campioni, composer
1730 Gualtherius "Wouter" van Doeveren, Zealand-Flanders physician
1757 Daniel Read, composer
1762 Petronella Moens, Frisian author/poetess
1766 Rodolphe Kreitzer, France, composer/virtuoso violinist (Paris Conserv)
1780 Robert Archibald Smith, composer
1793 Francis Danby, Irish painter
1807 Fran‡ois Hainl, composer
1810 Friedrich Wilhelm Kucken, composer
1822 Charles Smith Hamilton, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1891
1827 James Southerton, cricketer (Test debut in the 1st ever Test at 49)
1829 Anton G Rubinstein, Russian pianist/conductor/composer [OS]
1835 E. Beltrami --1906
1835 E. Beltrami --1906
1835 E. Beltrami --1906
1835 E. Beltrami --1906
1835 Elliott Warren Rice, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1887
1835 E. Beltrami --1906
1840 Frederick Scotson Clark, composer
1854 Jules van de Heuvel, Belgian lawyer/politician
1857 Henry Potoni‚, German paleo-botanist/geologist (sapropelium)
1860 Edmund Schuecker, composer
1861 Vaclav Suk, composer
1862 Charles Thomas Biass Turner, cricketer (the "Terror")
1870 Alfred Hill, composer
1873 William Handy, established the popularity of the blues
1873 William Handy, established the popularity of the blues
1873 W[illiam] C[hristopher] Handy, Alabama, jazz star (St Louis Blues)
1874 Johanna HC Albregt, Dutch actress (Dumb August)/wife of Henri Dons
1880 Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat) [NS=11/28]
1883 Eugeen Van de Velde, Flemish musicologist/composer (In Tempore Belli)
1887 Philip Frohman, US architect
1888 Burnet Corwin Tuthill, NYC, composer (Laurentia)
1888 Clinton Golden, Penn, founder (United Steelworkers of America)
1888 Henri [Ferdinand M J] Bosco, French author/poet (Gogol)
1889 August Croegaert, Flemish liturgist
1889 George S Kaufman, Pittsburgh Pa, playwright (This is Show Business)
1889 Luis Cluzeau-Mortet, composer
1890 Aloys-Henri-Gerard Fornerod, composer
1890 Elpidio Quirino, president of Philippines (1949-53)
1890 George Seldes, journalist
1893 Cornelis J van der Klauw, Dutch biologist/zoologist
1894 Count Richard Coudenhove Kalergi, Austrian politician
1894 Mabel Normand, [Muriel Fortescue], Boston MA, comedienne (Mickey)
1895 Paul Hindemith, German composer
1895 Paul Hindemith, German composer
1895 Eduard Bagritsky, [Dzhubin], Russ poet/journalist (South-West)
1895 Michael Arlen, Armenia, English author (An American Verdict)
1895 Paul Hindemith, Hanau Germany, composer (Tutti F„ntchen)
1896 Lawrence Tibbett, Bakersfield Calif, baritone (Metropolitan 1923-50)
1896 Oswald Mosley, baron/British nazi
1897 Halliwell Hobbes, Stratford-on-Avon Engld, actor (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde)
1899 Mary Margaret McBride, Paris Mo, radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC)
1901 George Gallop, what's your opinion?
1901 George Gallop, what's your opinion?
1902 Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist
1904 Eddie Condon, Goodland Ind, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show)
1904 Frederik van der Meer, Dutch archaeologist/art historian
1904 Nnamdi Benjamin "Zik" Azikiwe, politician
1905 Astrid SLT Bernadotte, Queen of Belgium/Princess of Sweden
1908 Burgess Meredith
1908 Burgess Meredith
1908 Burgess Meredith
1908 Burgess Meredith
1908 Burgess Meredith
1908 Burgess Meredith, Cleve Ohio, actor (Mr Novak, Penguin-Batman, Rocky)
1912 Anton [Tom] Koolhaas, author (Weird White)
1912 George Petrie, actor (Honeymooners)
1916 Daws Butler
1916 Daws Butler
1916 Daws Butler
1916 Daws Butler
1916 Daws Butler
1916 Daws Butler, Toledo OH, animation voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound)
1917 John Whiting, British dramatist/actor (Saint's Day)
1919 Udo Kasemets, composer
1920 Betty Hicks, LPGA golfer
1922 Royal Dano, NYC, actor (Red Badge of Courage, Cocaine Wars, House II)
1924 Joep J P de Boer, Dutch MP (CDA)
1926 Ton de Leeuw, Dutch composer
1927 Barbara Payton, Cloquet MN, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde)
1928 Clu Gulager, Holdenville Okla, actor (Virginian, Survivors, Tall Man)
1929 Renate Rubinstein, [Tamar], German/Ned's author/columnist (Tamar)
1930 Alice Adams, sculptor
1930 Chinua Achebe, Nigerian author (Christmas in Biafra)
1931 Bob Gibson, rocker
1932 Barbara Romack, LPGA golfer
1933 Guy Stockwell, NYC, actor (Chris-Adventures in Paradise)
1935 Elizabeth Drew, journalist (Politics & Money: The Road to Corruption)
1935 France-Albert Rene, president of Seychelles (1977- )
1936 Shirvani Chalayev, composer
1938 Richard Landry, composer
1938 Toni Brown, US guitarist/singer/keyboardist (Joy of Cooking)
1940 Chris Balderstone, cricket batsman (England, belated faced WI in 1976)
1941 Ann Dore McLaughlin, US Secretary of Labor (1987- )
1941 Dan Penn, US songwriter/producer/gospel singer (Out in Left Field)
1942 Donna McKechnie, Pontiac Michigan, actress/dancer (Company)
1943 Winfred "Blue" Lovett, US singer (Manhattans-One Life to Live)
1944 Charles Jay Hammer, actor (Fletcher Reade-Guiding Light)
1944 David O'Sullivan, NZ cricket left-arm spinner (in 11 Tests 1973-76)
1944 Hugo Dittberner, writer
1944 Joanna Pettit, London, actress (Knots Landing, Cry of the Innocent)
1945 Martine van Hamel, Brussels Belgium, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co)
1946 Barbara Leigh, Ringgold Ga, actress (Vampirella)
1948 Aline Issermann, director (Amant Magnifiquew)
1948 Chi Coltrane, US pianist/singer
1948 Steve Railsback, actor (Blue Monkey, Green Monkey, Escape 2000)
1949 Pattie Santos, rocker
1949 William Ackerman, composer
1950 Carl J Meade, Illinos, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 38, STS 50, 64)
1950 David Leisure, actor (Joe Isuzu, Airplane, Charley-Empty Nest)
1953 Griff Rhys Jones, British humorist/actor (Morons From Outer Space)
1957 Frank Milton "Pete" Higgins II, VP (Microsoft Desktop)
1958 Harry Rushakoff, rocker (Concrete Blonde)
1958 Marg Helgenberger, North Bend Nebraska, actress (China Beach)
1958 Roberto Guerrero, Medelin Colombia, Indy racer (Rookie of Year 1984)
1959 Bert Cameron, Spanish Town Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silv-1988)
1959 Corey Allen Pavin, Oxnard CA, PGA golfer (1995 US Open)
1961 Frank Bruno, British boxer (European champ)
1962 Chuck Finley, pitcher (Angels)
1963 Gay "Mani" Mournfield, English pop bassist (Stone Roses)
1963 Zina Garrison Jackson, Houston Tx, tennis star (1988/90 Wimbledon)
1964 Dwight Gooden
1964 Dwight Gooden
1964 Dwight Gooden
1964 Dwight Gooden
1964 Dwight Gooden
1964 Dwight Gooden, Tampa FL, pitcher (NY Yankees, NY Mets)
1965 Glen Edward Day, Mobile AL, PGA golfer (1994 Anheuser-Busch-2nd)
1965 Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Turin Italy, actress (Normal People)
1966 Dan Nowosielski, Montreal Quebec, fencing epee (Olympics-96)
1966 Lisa Brown Miller, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
1966 Tammy Lauren, SD Calif, actress (Angie, Out of the Blue)
1966 Tim Scott, Hanford Calif, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
1966 Tricia Cast, Medford NY, actr (Amanda-Bad News Bear, Young & Restless)
1967 Lisa Bonet
1967 Lisa Bonet
1967 Lisa Bonet
1967 Lisa Bonet
1967 Lisa Bonet
1967 Gabriel Jongejans, Dutch drummer (Lo‹s Lane)
1967 Lawrence Dawsey, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1967 Lisa Bonet, SF, actress (Cosby Show, Different World, Angel Heart)
1968 Chris Haney, Baltimore MD, pitcher (KC Royals)
1968 Ebrahim Essop-Adam, cricketer (one ODI for Zimbabwe 1992)
1968 Melvin Stewart, US butterfly swimmer (200m record)
1968 Suzi Simpson, Athens Greece, playmate (Jan, 1992)
1969 Mike Devlin, NFL guard/center (Buffalo Bills, Cardinals)
1969 Thomas Ingalsbe, 238+ lbs (108+ kg) US weightlifter (Olympics-1996)
1970 Jason Carthen, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
1970 Martha Plimpton, NYC, actress (Goonies, Mosquito Coast)
1971 Donald Wolf, computer game creator
1971 Waqar Younis, cricketer (brilliant Pakistani fast/swing bowler)
1973 Howard Smothers, NFL guard (Phila Eagles)
1973 Joe Hudepohl, US, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics-gold-96)
1973 Sedrick Shaw, running back (New England Patriots)
1977 Oksana Baiul, Ukraine, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1994)
1979 Michael Faustino, actor (brother of David)
1979 Salli Wills, Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
1992 Adam Robert Worton, Newark DE, twin actor (Baby's Day Out)
1992 Jacob Joseph Worton, Newark DE, twin actor (Baby's Day Out)

Events


Leonid meteor shower, radiant in Leo
Leonid meteor shower, radiant in Leo
13 Tiberius' triumphant procession through Rome after siege of Germany
1380 French King Charles VI declares no taxes for ever
1532 Pizarro seizes Incan emperor Atahualpa
1532 Pizarro seizes Incan emperor Atahualpa
1532 Pizarro captures Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca
1572 Don Frederiks troops occupy/plunder Zutphen
1632 Battle at Ltzen: Sweden beats imperial armies under Von Wallenstein
1676 1st colonial prision organized, Nantucket Mass
1677 French troops occupy Freiburg
1683 Hendrik Casimir II of Nassau-Dietz marries Henri‰tte Amalia
1700 Monarch of Brandenburg becomes king of Prussia
1763 English journalist John Wilkes injured at duel
1764 Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac
1771 West Indian Company & Amsterdam divide up Suriname
1776 1st gun salute - for US Andrea Doria at Ft St Eustatius
1776 British troops captured Fort Washington during American Revolution
1798 Kentucky becomes 1st state to nullify an act of Congress
1801 1st edition of New York Evening Post
1805 Battle at Sch”ngrabern: Russian army stop French
1811 Earthquake in Missouri caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards
1824 NY City's Fifth Avenue opens for business
1835 Charles Darwins voyage published in Cambridge Philosophical Society
1841 Life preservers made of cork are patented by Napoleon Guerin (NYC)
1841 N E Guerin of NY patents cork-filled life preserver
1856 Amsterdam post office at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal opens
1859 Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Groza," premieres in Moscow
1863 Battle of Campbell's Station TN, 492 casualities
1864 Sherman begins his march to sea thru Georgia
1864 Sherman begins his march to sea thru Georgia
1864 Confederate retreat at Lovejoy, Georgia
1864 Union Gen William T Sherman begins march to sea during Civil War
1870 Spanish Cortes selects King Amadeus I
1875 Battle at Gundet: Ethiopian emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians
1875 William Bonwill, patents dental mallet to impact gold into cavities
1882 British HMS Flirt fire at & destroy Abari village in Niger
1894 6,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan
1894 French capt Henri Decoeurs troops reach Nikki West Africa
1901 3 autos race on Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, fastest speed achieved by Henry Fournier who drives a mile in 51 4/5 seconds
1903 V Herbert & H Smith' musical "Babette," premieres in NYC
1905 Neth/Russ Count Witte becomes premier of Russia
1907 Oklahoma becomes the 46th state
1907 Oklahoma becomes the 46th state
1907 Oklahoma becomes 46th state
1908 Arturo Tuscanini begins conducting NY's Metropolitan Opera
1909 EVV Eindhoven soccer team forms
1914 Federal Reserve System formally opens
1914 Pope Benedict XV calls for peace
1916 Eugene O'Neill's "Bound East for Cardiff," premieres in NYC
1916 I Berlin/V Herbert/H Blossoms musical premieres in NYC
1916 USSR La Satannaya ammunitions factory explodes, killing 1,000
1917 British occupy Tel Aviv & Jaffa
1918 Hungarian People's Republic declared
1919 Admiral Horthy conquerors Budapest from B‚la Kuns Soviet Republic
1920 1st postage stamp meter is set in Stamford Conn
1922 Pope Pius XI calls on Belgian people to unite
1922 Turkish kalief/sultan Mehmed VI asks British army for help
1924 Cleveland Bulldogs lose to Frankford Yellowjackets, ends 31-game undefeated streak (NFL & major-league football record)
1925 American Association for Advancement of Atheism forms (NY)
1925 Philip Barry's "In a Garden," premieres in NYC
1926 NY Rangers 1st game, beat Montreal Maroons 1-0
1933 Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union
1933 Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union
1933 Brazilians president Getulio Vargas names himself dictator
1933 Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with USSR
1935 Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's musical "Jumbo," premieres in NYC
1936 German air force begins bombing of Madrid
1938 K B Regiment refuses round-table conference in East-India
1939 Al Capone freed from Alcatraz jail
1939 German U-boat torpedoes tanker Sliedrecht near Ireland
1941 German troops conquer Kertsh (probably)
1942 Assault of US B-17 Flying Fortresses on airport at Sidi Ahmed
1944 US 9th division & 1st Army attacks at Geilenkirchen
1945 Yeshiva College (Univesity), chartered in NY, 1st US Jewish College
1947 15,000 demonstrate in Brussels against mild sentence of nazis
1948 Operation Magic Carpet - 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel
1950 Egyptian king Faruk demands departure of all British troops
1950 UN gets US govt approval to issue postage stamps
1950 US pres Truman proclaims emergency crisis caused by communist threat
1952 Papagos' Greek Concentratie wins Greeks parliamentary election
1955 1st speed-boat to exceed 200 mph (322 kph) (D M Campbell)
1955 Johnny Cash made his 1st chart appearance with "Cry Cry Cry"
1955 KLM orders 8 DC-8's
1955 Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Yussuph V returns to Morocco
1957 "Copper & Brass" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 perfs
1957 Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Phila 111-89
1957 Ed Gein butchers last victim
1957 Okla's NCAA win streak ends at 47 after losing to Notre Dame 7-0
1959 "Sound of Music" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 1443 perfs
1960 NL batting champion Dick Groat wins MVP
1961 Great Britain limits immigration from Commonwealth countries
1962 Kuwait adopts constitution (1st, Islamitic)
1962 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 73 points vs NY Knicks
1963 Toledo, OH newspaper strike began
1963 Touch-tone telephone introduced
1964 Radio CJCX Sydney Nova Scotia (Canada) starts shortwave transmission
1964 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1965 Venera 3 launched, 1st land on another planet (Crashes on Venus)
1965 Venera 3 launched, 1st land on another planet (Crashes on Venus)
1965 Venera 3 launched, 1st to land on another planet (crashes into Venus)
1965 Walt Disney launches Epcot Center: Prototype Community of Tomorrow
1966 Dr Sam Sheppard freed after 9 years in jail, by a jury
1966 Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP
1969 1968 massacre of civilians at Mylai S Vietnam, by US is 1st reported
1972 "Dear Oscar" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 5 performances
1973 Skylab 4 launched into earth orbit. Look out Australia!
1973 Skylab 4 launched into earth orbit. Look out Australia!
1973 John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album
1973 Pres Nixon authorizes construction of Alaskan pipeline
1973 Skylab 4 launched into Earth orbit
1974 1st intentional interstellar radio message sent, Arecibo telescope towards M 41, a cluster of stars some 25,000 light years away
1974 John Lennon's only solo #1 "Whatever Gets You Through the Night"
1974 Milwaukee Bucks lose their 11th straight NBA game (team record)
1975 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Jacksonville Ladies Golf Open
1976 Ren‚ Levesque's "Parti Qu‚b‚‡ois" wins elections in Quebec
1976 Rick Barry (SF), ends then longest NBA free throw streak of 60
1977 Rod Carew wins AL MVP award
1978 Major Indoor Soccer League holds its 1st draft
1979 Paul McCartney releases "Wonderful Christmas"
1980 Tampa Bay Buccaneer QB Doug Williams throws for 486 yards
1981 "Merrily We Roll Along" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 performances
1981 Dennis Lillee kicked Javed Miandad, who waved his bat at Dennis
1981 Luke marries Laura on General Hospital (16 million watch)
1982 5th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 5-lands at Edwards AFB
1982 Aggrement reached ending 57 day football strike
1982 Space Shuttle Columbia completes its 1st operational flight
1982 Tom Stoppard's "Real Thing," premieres in London
1983 Kapil Dev takes 9-83 v WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose
1984 14th Shuttle Mission (51A) -Discovery 2- lands at Kennedy Center
1984 Houston blocks 20 Denver shots tying NBA regulation game record
1984 Imran Khan makes his 1st appearance for NSW Cricket
1984 John Lennon releases "Every Man has a Woman Who Loves Him"
1987 Actress Lisa Bonet marries singer Lenny Kravitz
1987 Paul McCartney releases "Once Upon a Long Ago"
1988 Benazir Bhutto wins 1st free Pakistani elections in 11 years
1988 Estonia declares sovereignty in internal affairs
1988 Jose Canseco is 1st unanimous AL MVP since Reggie Jackson
1988 Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto's PPP wins parliamentary election
1988 Robin Givens sues Mike Tyson for $125 million for libel
1989 "Gypsy" opens at St James Theater NYC for 477 performances
1989 6 Jesuit priests are killed by El Salvadorian troops
1989 S Afr Pres FW de Klerk announces scrapping of Separate Amenities Act
1990 Manuel Noriega claims US denied him a fair trial
1993 "Any Given Day" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 32 performances
1993 James Carrey files for divorce from Melissa
1993 Russian President Yeltsin shuts Lenin museum
1993 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Arcangues, Brocco, Cardmania, Hollywood Wildcat, Kotashaan, Lure, Phone Chatter at Belmont
1995 Attorney General Janet Reno announces she has Parkinson disease
1995 Queen Mother Elizabeth undergoes hip surgery
1996 "Into the Whirlwind" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 2 perfs
1996 18th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 28 awards
1997 "1776," closes at Criterion Theater NYC
1997 CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Saskatchawan, 47-23

That's All....

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