Saturday, December 13, 1969.


1521 Sixtus V, [Felice Peretti/"Montalto"], bishop of Fermo/Pope (1585-90)
1533 Erik XIV Wasa, king of Sweden (1560-69)
1553 Henry IV, 1st Bourbon-king of Navarre/France (1572/89-1610)
1724 Aepinus, [Franz UT Hoch], German physician/physicist
1732 Jean-Claude Trial, composer
1740 Franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer
1770 John Clarke-Whitfeld, composer
1797 Heinrich Heine, Germany, poet/lyricist (Schubert, Liszt)
1810 Clark Mills, US, sculptor (Freedom, Armed Liberty)
1816 Clement Claiborne Clay, MC (Confederacy), died in 1882
1816 E Werner von Siemens, German artillery officer/inventor
1818 Mary Todd Lincoln, 1st lady (1861-65)
1819 Edwin George Monk, composer
1835 Phillips Brooks, clergyman, composer (O Little Town of Bethlehem)
1835 Phillips Brooks, clergyman, composer (O Little Town of Bethlehem)
1835 Phillips Brooks, Episcopal bishop/composer (Little Town of Bethlehem)
1838 Marie-Alexis Castillon de Saint-Victor, composer
1843 George Stephanescu, composer
1850 G F Grace, cricketer (brother of W G )
1850 Iver Paul Fredrik Holter, composer
1853 Joseph Sickman Corsen, Cura‡ao, musician/composer/screenwriter
1858 Jakab Gyula Major, composer
1860 Lucien G Guitry, French actor/theatre director (l'Od‚on)
1863 Johannes Weiss, German New Testament scholar
1865 Gustav Luders, composer
1871 Herman T Colenbrander, Dutch historian
1871 Russell W Porter, Vermont, explorer (Alaska)
1874 Ludwig Curtius, German archaeologist (Die antike Kunst)
1877 Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych, composer
1886 Lambertus J van Apeldoorn, lawyer (martial law)
1889 Clarence Loomis, composer
1890 Marc Connelly, McKeesport Pa, playwright (One Minute Please)
1892 Brand Dirck Ochse, filmer/co-founder (Polygoon)
1893 Curt Jurgens, Munich Germany, actor (Enemy Below, Longest Day)
1897 Drew Pearson, Evanston Ill, newscaster (Drew Pearson)
1898 Daniel Lazarus, composer
1899 Harold Guinzburg, publisher (founder of Literary Guild)
1899 Yusef Greiss, composer
1900 Jonel Perlea, composer
1900 Norman Foster, Richmond IN, actor (Skyscraper Souls)
1901 Georg M Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/theory [OS]
1901 John Wijga, painter/illustrator
1902 Paul Kurzbach, composer
1902 Talcott Parsons, US sociologist
1903 Carlos Montoya, Madrid Spain, guitarist (Suite Flamenco 1966)
1903 Jewgeni Petrow, writer
1903 John Piper, British writer (US Churches in WW I)/official war painter
1906 Ingemar Liljefors, composer
1906 Laurens jan van der Post, soldier/explorer/conservationist
1908 Victor Babin, composer
1910 Lillian Roth, [Rutstein], singer/actress (Animal Crackers)
1910 Van Heflin, Walters Okla, actor (Great Adventure, Madame Bovary)
1911 Kenneth Patchen, US, poet/novelist (Cloth of the Tempest)
1912 Max Croiset, Dutch actor (Dog of Flanders, Little Ark) [or Aug 13]
1913 Archie Moore
1913 Archie Moore
1913 Archie Moore
1913 Archie Moore
1913 Archie Moore
1913 Archie Moore, light-heavyweight boxing champ (1952-60)
1913 Jimmy Carroll, NYC, pianist (Most Important People)
1913 John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy, English art historian
1914 Alan L Bullock, British historian
1914 George "Tiger" Haynes, guitarist/actor (Land Without Music, Guv'nor)
1914 Samuel "Larry" K Parks, Olathe KS, actor (Jolson-Jolson Story)
1915 Balthazar Johannes Vorster, Prime Minister of South Africa (1966-77)
1915 Mark Stevens, Cleveland Ohio, actor (Big Town, Martin Kane)
1915 Ross MacDonald, detective novelist (Goodbye Look)
1917 Dave Street, LA Calif, actor/singer (Broadway Open House)
1920 Don Taylor, Freeport Pa, actor (Father's Little Dividend)
1920 Frits Noske, Dutch musicologist (Signifier & the Signified
1920 George P Schultz, US Secretary of State (1982-89)
1920 Kaysone Phomvihane,/premier/president Laos (Pathet Lao) (1991-92)
1922 Halina Czerny-Stef nska, Polish pianist (Chopin)
1923 Fred van der Spek, Dutch 2nd chamber member (PSP)
1924 Larry Doby, 1st black in baseball's AL (Cleve Indians)
1925 Dick Van Dyke
1925 Dick Van Dyke
1925 Dick Van Dyke
1925 Dick Van Dyke
1925 Dick Van Dyke
1925 Dick Van Dyke, West Plains Mo, actor (Rob Petrie-Dick Van Dyke Show)
1925 Henry C Gordon, USAF/astronaut (Dynasoar)
1926 Carl Erskine, baseball player (Bkln Dodgers)
1927 Christopher Plummer
1927 Christopher Plummer
1927 Christopher Plummer
1927 Christopher Plummer
1927 Christopher Plummer
1928 W Gordon Smith, playwright
1929 Albert Paulsen, Guayaquil Ecuador, actor (Doctors' Hospital)
1929 Christopher Plummer, Toronto, actor (Sound of Music, Doll's House)
1930 Genevieve Page, actress (Day & the Hour)
1930 Robert Prosky, Phila, actor (Christine, Sgt Jablonski-Hill St Blues)
1934 Richard Darryl Zanuck, film producer/executive
1935 Bonno Spieker, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
1935 Karim Aga Khan, prince/billionaire/husband of Rita Hayworth
1935 Thomas Wakefield, writer
1937 Rob Houwer, Dutch director/producer/actor (OK, Professor Columbus)
1938 Alvin Curran, composer
1938 Tom Shaw, Wichita KS, PGA golfer (1969 Doral Open AVCO Golf Classic)
1938 Tony Gomez, rocker (Foundations)
1939 Clive Brain, educationalist
1940 Edith Clever, Wuppertal Germany, actress (Parsifal, L'Adolescente)
1940 Steve Harmon, Bkln NY, actor (Ens Pulver-Mr Roberts)
1941 John Davidson
1941 John Davidson
1941 John Davidson
1941 John Davidson
1941 John Davidson
1941 Anouska Hempel, Forbes NZ, actress (Tiffany Jones)
1941 John Davidson, Pitts, TV host (Hollywood Squares, That's Incredible)
1943 Arturo Ripstein, director (El Lugar Sin Limites, Foxtrot)
1943 Ferguson Jenkins, baseball pitcher (Red Sox)
1947 Les Joslin, cricketer (Test as batsman for Australia 1968, made 7 & 2)
1948 Ted Nugent
1948 Ted Nugent
1948 Ted Nugent
1948 Ted Nugent
1948 Ted Nugent
1948 Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, guitarist (Steely Dan-Deacon Blues)
1948 Kathy Garver, Long Beach Calif, actress (Cissy-Family Affair)
1948 Lillian Board, England, 400m (Olympic-silver-1968)
1948 Ted Nugent, Detroit, guitarist (Cat Scratch Fever, Damn Yankees)
1949 Nana Alexandria, USSR, International Woman's Chess Grandmaster (1976)
1949 Randy Owen, Fort Payne Ala, country music star (Alabama-Mt Music)
1949 R[oberta] A[nn] MacAvoy, US, sci-fi author (Damiano's Lute, Raphael)
1949 Tom Verlaine, [Miller], Mt Morris NJ, rock vocalist (Television)
1949 Walter "Clyde" Owen, rocker
1950 Davey O'List, rocker (Roxy Music)
1950 Heather North, Pasadena Calif, actress (Barefoot Executive)
1950 Wendie Malick, actress (Just Shoot Me)
1951 Robert Lindsay, Ilketson England, actor (Strike it Rich, King Lear)
1952 John Francome, English jockey
1953 Ray Stewart, Matsqui BC, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Dunhill Cup)
1953 Tom Sanders, Jackson Wyoming, aerial cameraman (Living Daylights)
1953 Zoltan Magyar, Hungary, side horse gymnist (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1954 John Anderson, Apopka Fla, country singer/actor (Lone Wolf McQuade)
1954 Steve Forbert, rocker
1956 Dale Berra, baseball infeilder (Pitts Pirates, NY Yankees)
1956 Phillip Gregory Hubbard, Canton Oh, basketball (Olympic-gold-1976)
1957 Steve Buscemi, actor (Fargo)
1958 Clark Brandon, NYC, actor (Fast Food)
1958 Dana Strum, Wash DC, rock bassist (Slaughter-Stick it Live)
1958 Lynn-Holly Johnson, Chicago IL, actress (Ice Castles)
1959 John Whitaker, Van Nuys Calif, actor (Family Affair, Snowball Expr)
1959 Marianne Gravatte, Hollywood CA, playmate of year (Oct, 1982)
1960 Randy Stoklos, Pacific Palisades Ca, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
1960 Richard Dent, defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
1961 Gary Zimmerman, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1962 Karen Witter, CA, actress (Tina-One Life to Live)/playmate (Mar, 1982)
1965 Stacy Sunny, San Bernadino Ca, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets)
1967 Chris O'Loughlin, LA Calif, fencer (Olympics-96)
1967 Deborah Driggs, Oakland Ca, playmate (Mar, 1990)
1967 Jamie Foxx, comedian (In Living Color)
1967 Jenn Thompson, NYC, actor (Dee-Harper Valley PTA)
1967 Mike Mordecai, Birmingham AL, infielder (Atlanta Braves)
1967 Scott Zolak, NFL quarterback (NE Patriots)
1968 Carlos Hasselbaink, Dutch soccer player (VVV/FC Utrecht/Haarlem)
1968 Shaun Stafford, Ocala Florida, tennis star (1992 Taipei)
1969 Norm Krumpschmd, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
1969 Sergei Fedorov, Pskov Russia, NHL forward (Detroit, Oly-S-1998)
1970 Basit Ali, cricketer (exciting Pakistani batsman 1993-)
1970 Elizabeth Patricia Reilly, North Providence RI, Miss America-RI (1996)
1970 George Van Os Jr, Houston TX, team handball left back (Oly-1996)
1970 Tonja Yevette Buford-Bailey, Dayton OH, 400m hurdler (Oly-bronze-96)
1971 Johnny Dixon, WLAF safety (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1971 Miguel Angel Martinez Soto, mariachi
1971 Mike Pelton, NFL defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
1972 Craig Sauer, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
1972 GiGi Gordon, Butler PA, Miss America-Pennsylvania (1997)
1973 Christie Clark, LA, actress (Carrie Brady-Days of Our Life)
1973 Shandon Anderson, NBA forward (Utah Jazz)
1974 Chris Lewis, CFL safety (Calgary Stampeders)
1975 Matt LeCroy, Anderson SC, baseball catcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1975 Sarah Brady, Miss Universe-New Zealand (1996)
1979 Christina Todd, Miss Ohio Teen USA (Miss Congeniality-1997)
1981 Chelsea Hertford, actress (Major Dad)


Geminid meteor shower, radiant in Gemini
Geminid meteor shower, radiant in Gemini
863 Boudouin with the Iron Arm weds Charles de Kales' daughter Judith
1294 Pope Coelestinus V ends term
1545 Council of Trent (19th ecumenical council) opens
1545 Pope Paul III opens council of Trente
1570 Sweden/Denmark signs Peace of Stettin
1572 Spanish army beats Geuzen fleet under admiral Lumey
1577 Sir Francis Drake sets sail from England to go around world
1621 Emperor Ferdinand II delegates 1st anti-Reformation decree
1642 New Zealand discovered by Dutch navigator Abel Tasman
1668 Jean Racines "Britannicus," premieres in Paris
1734 England & Russia sign trade agreement
1742 Willem KH Friso tests his mothers potatoes
1759 1st music store in America opens (Phila)
1769 Dartmouth College in New Hampshire received its charter
1774 1st incident of Revolution-400 attack Ft William & Mary, NH
1816 Patent for a dry dock issued to John Adamson, Boston
1823 Gioacchino Rossini arrives in London
1833 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin arrives in Port Deseado, Patagoni‰
1843 "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens published, 6,000 copies sold
1861 Battle of Alleghany Summit, WV
1862 Battle of Fredericksburg, VA (Marye's Heights)
1864 Battle of Ft McAllister, GA
1879 1st federal fish hatching steamer lauched (Wilmington Delaware)
1889 Belgium rules on women/child labor law
1895 1st complete execution of Gustav Mahlers 2nd Symphony
1900 Battle at Nooitgedacht: generals The la Rey/Smuts beat Britten
1901 Test debut of S F Barnes v Aust SCG, took 5-65 in 1st innings
1903 Wright brothers first airplane flight at Kittyhawk.
1903 Wright brothers first airplane flight at Kittyhawk.
1903 Italo Marcioni patents ice cream cone (NJ)
1903 Wright Bros make 1st flight at Kittyhawk
1906 German chancellor Bernhard von Blow disbands the Parliament
1907 George Gunn scores 119 on Test debut v Australia SCG
1907 German emperor Wilhelm II visits Amsterdam
1913 Mona Lisa stolen in Aug 1911 returned to Louvre
1916 Avalanche kills 10,000 Austrian & Italian troops in 24 hrs in Tyrol
1916 Esme Stuart Lennox Robinsons premieres in Dublin
1916 French chief of staff Joffre replaced by Nivelle
1918 Wilson becomes 1st to make a foreign visit while President.
1918 Wilson becomes 1st to make a foreign visit while President.
1918 US army of occupation crosses Rhine, enters Germany
1918 Wilson, becomes 1st to make a foreign visit as president (France)
1919 Ross & Smith land in Australia from a flight from London
1920 Interferometer used to measure 1st stellar diameter (Betelgeuse)
1920 Interferometer used to measure 1st stellar diameter (Betelgeuse)
1920 F Pease's interferometer measures 1st stellar diameter (Betelgeuse)
1920 League of nations establishes Intl Court of Justice in The Hague
1920 Netherland breaks contact with kingdom of Serbia, Croatia & Slavia
1922 Charles Ebbets proposes putting numbers on players' sleeves or caps
1924 KOA-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions
1928 Clip-on tie designed
1928 George Gershwin's "An American In Paris" premieres (NYC)
1930 George Sisler's career ends when Boston Braves release him
1930 Theodore Steeg forms French govt
1934 Mark Hellinger Theater (Warner Bros) opens at 237 W 51st St NYC
1936 Final Boston Redskin NFL game, lose to Packers 21-6, move to Wash DC
1936 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship
1938 Los Angeles freezes at 28øF
1939 Battle at La Plata - 3 British cruisers vs German Graf Spee
1941 German occupiers forbid National Front & Netherland Union
1941 Lawine battlers destroy Haaraz, Peru; about 3,000 die
1941 U-81 torpedoes British aircraft carrier Ark Royal
1942 Seyss-Inquart allows Dutch Nazi Anton Mussert to call himself Leader
1942 Washington Redskins defeat Chic Bears 14-6, to win NFL title
1943 150 US Marauders bomb Schiphol
1944 Japanese kamikaze crashes into US cruiser Nashville, kills 138
1944 Norman Krasna's "Dear Ruth," premieres in NYC
1946 L‚on Blum elected French premier
1947 "Caribbean Carnival" closes at International NYC after 11 perfs
1947 Maine Turnpike opens to traffic
1949 AL votes down proposal to revive spitball
1949 Knesset votes to transfer Israel's capital to Jerusalem
1950 "Let's Make an Opera" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 5 perfs
1950 James Dean begins his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial
1951 Future British PM Margaret Roberts Thatcher marries Denis Thatcher
1953 KOAM TV channel 7 in Pittsburg-Joplin, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield & $35,000 Robinson retires
1959 Archbishop Makarios elected 1st president of Cyprus
1960 Italy beats US in Davis cup (1st time in 24 years US not in finals)
1960 Laos General Fumi Nosavang occupies Vientiane
1961 Beatles sign a formal agreement to be managed by Brian Epstein
1961 Gideon Hausner in Jerusalem demands death penalty for Adolf Eichmann
1961 Jimmy Dean's Big Bad John album is country music 1st million $ seller
1962 Relay 1 communication satellite launched
1963 Capital records signs right of 1st refusal agreement with Beatles
1964 Shirley Englehorn & Sam Snead wins Haig & Haig Mixed Foursome Golf
1964 In El Paso, Tx, LBJ & M‚xican Pres Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion diverting Rio Grande, to reshape US-M‚xico border
1965 Algerian president Boum‚dienne visits Moscow
1966 1st US bombing of Hanoi
1966 1st battle for Bijlmer flats Amsterdam
1966 Test debut of Clive Lloyd, v India Bombay, 82 & 78
1966 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 United Soccer Assn & Natl Pro Soccer League merge into NASL
1967 Unsuccessful coup against Greek King Constantine II
1968 Playland at Beach reopens
1968 Pres Da Costa e Silva disbands parliament/grabs power
1969 Arlo Guthrie releases "Alice's Restaurant"
1969 Billy Martin fired as Twins' manager
1970 Greg Chappell scores 108 on Test debut v England at the WACA
1970 Neil Simon's "Gingerbread Lady," premieres in NYC
1971 John Sinclair (sentence: 10 yrs, sold 2 marijuana joints) is freed
1973 MPLA/FNLA accord about combat against Portuguese Libya
1973 World Football League grants 1st franchise (Detroit)
1974 Maltese Republic Day is declared.
1974 Maltese Republic Day is declared.
1974 Jim "Catfish" Hunter wins free agent claim against A's owner Finley
1974 Malta becomes a republic
1975 1st time Saturday Night Live uses a time delay (Richard Pryor hosts)
1975 Australian Conservatives & Liberals win parliamentary election
1975 Jane Blalock wins LPGA 14 Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
1975 Roy Fredericks hits 169 v Aust at WACA, hundred in 71 balls
1975 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1976 Golden Gate Bridge District starts ferry service to Larkspur
1976 Longest non-stop passenger airflight (Sydney to SF 13h14m)
1977 14 University of Evansville basketball players die in plane crash
1978 Susan B. Anthony dollar, 1st US coin to honor a woman, issued.
1978 Susan B. Anthony dollar, 1st US coin to honor a woman, issued.
1978 Susan B Anthony dollar, 1st US coin to honor a woman, issued
1979 "Oklahoma!" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 301 performances
1979 Strikes against price increases in Gdansk Poland
1980 "Perfectly Frank" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 16 perfs
1981 Solidarity Day, in Poland.
1981 Solidarity Day, in Poland.
1981 70th Davis Cup: USA beats Argentina in Cincinnati (3-1)
1981 Polish govt declares martial law, arrests Solidarity activists
1982 71st Australian Mens Tennis: Johan Kriek beats Steve Denton (63 63 62)
1982 Earthquake hits Northern Yemen; 2,000 die
1983 9,655 see highest-scoring NBA game: Detroit 186, Denver 184 (3 OT)
1983 British Airways incorporates
1983 Islander's Butch Goring scorings 4 goals against Oilers
1983 KYA-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KOIT
1983 Martha Layne Collins inaugurated as Kentucky's 1st female governor
1984 Artificial heart recipient William Schroeder suffers 1st stroke
1985 David Boon's 1st Test century, 123 v India at Adelaide
1985 Test debut of Merv Hughes, Geoff Marsh & Bruce Reid (v India)
1987 Belgium Christian Democrats (CVP) loses parliamentary election
1987 Browns set club record for most points scored in a quarter, 28
1987 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1988 3 men end 29-hr all-466-station subway ride in NYC
1988 Arafat addresses UN in Geneva
1989 Walter Davis (Denver) ends NBA free throw streak of 53 games
1990 "Peter Pan" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 45 performances
1990 Heavy earthquake strikes Sicily, 18 die
1990 Pres De Klerk of S Afr meets with Mandela to talk of end of apartheid
1991 Both Koreas sign an accord calling for reconcilliation
1991 NY assembly speaker Mel Miller is convicted of federal mail fraud
1991 Ricky Pierce (Seattle) ends NBA free throw streak of 75 games
1992 "Show Off" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
1992 Dawn Coe-Jone wins Pizza-La LPGA Match Play Golf Championship
1992 FCC fines Infinity Broadcasting $600,000
1993 Deadline for Israeli troop withdrawal from Gaza, they don't
1993 Dow Jones hits record 3764.43
1993 Fire in textile factory in Fuzjou China, 60 killed
1993 Space shuttle STS-61 (Endeavour 5), lands
1994 American Eagle commuter plane crashes in NC, killing 15
1995 Christopher Reeves released from physical rehab center
1995 US Federal Court votes that Cable companies must carry local stations
1996 Free agent Roger Clemens signs with Toronto Blue Jays
1997 63rd Heisman Trophy Award: Charles Woodson, Michigan (CB)

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