Saturday, December 14, 2019.


1363 John Van [Jean C] Gerson, French theologist
1503 Nostradamus, astrologer and physician
1503 Nostradamus, astrologer and physician
1503 Nostradamus, [Michel de Nostre-Dam], French astrologist/prophet
1546 Tycho Brahe, astronomer
1546 Tycho Brahe, astronomer
1546 Tycho Brahe, Knudstrup Denmark, astronomer (Golden nose)
1553 Henri IV the Bourbon, king of Navarra (Henri III)/France
1720 Justus M”ser, writer
1730 Capel Bond, composer
1738 Johann Antonin Kozeluch, composer
1777 Juan N Gallego, Spanish poet/interpreter (El dos the mayo)
1779 Mariano Rodriguiz de Ledesma, composer
1780 Karl Robert von Nesselrode, Germ/Russian minister of Foreign Affairs
1783 Johann Christoph Kienlen, composer
1789 Maria Agata Szymanowska, composer
1812 Charles J Canning, English earl/1st viceroy of British-Indies
1824 Pierre C Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (Panth‚on)
1829 John Mercer Langston, 1st black to hold US political office
1830 Allen Thomas, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1907
1832 Daniel Harris Reynolds, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1902
1837 William Wells, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1892
1853 Salvador Diaz Miron, Mexican poet (Los Cien Mejores Poemas)
1862 Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [OS]
1862 John M Acket, Dutch literary (Grammatic Conceptions)
1868 Richard Batka, composer
1870 Dirk J de Geer, Dutch premier (1926-29, 39-40)
1870 Karl Renner, Austrian Chancellor/president (1918-20, 45-50)
1873 Marie-Alphonse-Nicolas-Joseph Jongen, composer
1875 Dobri Khristov, composer
1877 Lieven Duvosel, Flemish music writer/composer (Leiecyclys)
1883 Manolis Kalomiris, Greek opera composer
1883 Morihei Ueshiba, founder (Aikido)
1884 Regina Ullmann, writer
1894 Joaquin Zamacois Soler, composer
1895 George VI, king of England (1936-52)
1895 Paul Eluard, French communist/poet/resistance fighter (Le Ph‚nix)
1896 James H. Doolittle, sinker of ships and self
1896 James H. Doolittle, sinker of ships and self
1896 James H Doolittle, USAF General (Raid on Tokyo 1942)
1897 Margaret Chase Smith, (Rep/Sen-R-Maine)
1898 Frederick Douglass Hall, composer
1900 Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, composer
1901 Henri Cochet, tennis champ (US Open-1928)
1901 Paul I, King of Greece (1947-64)
1902 Frances Beauvier, actress (Aunt Bea-Andy Griffith Show)
1905 Sydney Lipton, bandleader/violin
1906 Helmut Bornefeld, composer
1907 Guy Middleton, Hove England, actor (Gentlemen Marrie Brunettes)
1908 Laurence Naismith, Surrey England, actor (Judge Fulton-Persuaders)
1909 Edward L Tatum, US, molecular geneticist (Nobel 1958)
1909 Phia [Sophia R] Berghout, harpist/founder Eduard of Beinumstichting
1911 Spike Jones
1911 Spike Jones
1911 Spike Jones
1911 Spike Jones
1911 Spike Jones
1911 Ota Adler, Czech/British fur trader/founder (Federal Trust)
1911 Spike Jones, Long Beach Calif, composer (In a Secluded Rendesvous)
1912 Morey Amsterdam, Chicago Ill, comedian (Buddy-Dick Van Dyke Show)
1914 Morey Amsterdam
1914 Morey Amsterdam
1914 Morey Amsterdam
1914 Morey Amsterdam
1914 Morey Amsterdam
1914 Dan Dailey, NYC, dancer/actor (Gov Drinkwater-Governor & JJ)
1914 Karl Carstens, German (CDU)/pres Germany (1979-84)
1914 Rosalyn Tureck, Chicago Illinois, pianist (Bach & Rock)
1915 Clay Warnick, Tacoma Wash, choral director (Jimmie Rodgers Show)
1917 Elyse Knox, Hartford Ct, actress (Hit the Ice, Black Gold)
1917 Wilf Ferguson, cricket leg-spinner (West Indian of post-WWII years)
1919 Shirley Jackson
1919 Shirley Jackson
1919 Shirley Jackson
1919 Shirley Jackson
1919 Shirley Jackson
1919 Shirley Jackson, US, writer (Road Through the Wall)
1920 Albertus Meintser, office clerk/resistance fighter
1920 Quinton Hazell, businessman
1922 Charley Trippi, NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals)
1922 Don Hewitt, NYC, CBS news executive producer (60 Minutes)
1923 Gerard K "Simon" van het Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings, Dear Guys)
1923 Leonardus S van Egeraat, Dutch travel expert
1923 Sully Boyar, NYC, actor (Car Wash)
1924 Marion Morgan, singer (Stop the Music)
1924 Siiri Rantanen, Finland, cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1956)
1926 Frank King, cricketer (WI fast bowler in 14 Tests in 50's, 29 wkts)
1927 Jacobus G Rietkerk, Dutch internal minister (VVD) (1982-86)
1929 Ron Nelson, composer
1932 Charlie Rich
1932 Charlie Rich
1932 Charlie Rich
1932 Charlie Rich
1932 Charlie Rich
1932 Abbe Lane, Bkln, aka Mrs Xavier Cugat/singer (Xavier Cugat Show)
1932 Charlie "Silver Fox" Rich, Colt Ark, vocalist (Behind Closed Doors)
1932 George Furth, Chicago Ill, actor/dir (Tammy, Good Guys, Dumplings)
1933 Leo N Wright, US saxophonist (I left my heart in SF)
1934 Petrus van Doorne, Dutch industrialist
1935 Lee Remick
1935 Lee Remick
1935 Lee Remick
1935 Lee Remick
1935 Lee Remick
1935 Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Bath England, actress (Search for the Nile)
1935 David White, cricketer (Engld opening attack Brown & White v Pak 1961)
1935 Lee Remick, Quincy MA, actress (Days of Wine & Rose, Long Hot Summer)
1935 Lewis Arquette, Chicago IL, actor (Horror Show, Book of Love)
1936 Robert Alan Ridley Parker, NYC, PhD/astronaut (STS 9, STS 35)
1938 Charlie Griffith, cricketer (WI fast bowler (or did he chuck?))
1938 Hal Williams, Columbus Ohio, actor (Pvt Benjamin, 227, Sanford & Son)
1938 Janette Scott, actress (Day of the Triffids)
1938 Leonardo Boff, Italy, Brazilian Catholic theologian
1939 Ernest Davis, 1st black to win Heisman Trophy (1961)
1939 Marilyn Cooper, NYC, actress (Broadway Bound, Survivors)
1941 Barry Hadlee, cricketer (bro of Dayle & Richard, NZ World Cup 1975)
1942 David Band, banker
1942 Rex Thompson, NYC, actor (Young Bess, King & I, Her 12 Men)
1943 Frank Allen, rock vocalist (Searchers-Needles & Pins)
1946 Michael Ovitz
1946 Patty Duke
1946 Michael Ovitz
1946 Patty Duke
1946 Michael Ovitz
1946 Patty Duke
1946 Michael Ovitz
1946 Patty Duke
1946 Michael Ovitz
1946 Patty Duke
1946 Anthonius A M "Ton" Kors, Dutch writer (Hannie Schaft)
1946 Jackie McCauley, North Ireland, rock pianist (Them Coleraine)
1946 Jane Birkin, London England, actress (Mrs Don Juan, Dark Places, Dust)
1946 Joyce Vincent Wilson, Detroit Mich, singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn)
1946 Michael Ovitz, president (Walt Disney Co)
1946 Patty Duke, [Anna Marie], Elmhurst NY, actress (Miracle Worker)
1946 Ruth Fuchs, German DR, javelin thrower (Oly-2 gold-72, 76)
1946 Stanley R Smith, tennis champ (Wimbledon 1972, US Open-1971)
1947 Christopher Parkening, LA Calif, guitarist (transcribed sacred music)
1948 Boudewijn Buch, Dutch writer/TV host
1949 Bill Buckner, Calif, 1st baseman, error cost Red Sox 1986 world series
1949 Cliff Williams, Sydney Australia, rock bassist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell)
1949 Dee Wallace Stone, [Deanna Bowers], KC Mo, actress (Critters, 10, ET)
1950 Vicki Michelle, Essex England, actress (Virgin Witch, Allo Allo)
1951 Jan Timman, Dutch chess player
1952 Tamara Danz, singer
1953 Joe Toplyn, Boston, comedic writer (Late Night with David Letterman)
1953 Vijay Amritraj, India, tennis player/actor (Octopussy)
1954 Alan Kulwicki, Greenfield Wisc, NASCAR racer (Winston Cup)
1954 Eva Mattes, Tegernsee Germany, actress (Celeste, Man Like Eva)
1954 Hans William Schlegel, Oberlingen Germany, Astronaut (STS 55)
1954 Ib Anderson, Copenhagen, ballet dancer
1954 James Horean, actor (Loving)
1954 Steven Glenwood MacLean, Ottawa Ontario, astronaut (STS 52)
1955 Jane Crafter, Perth Australia, golfer (1987 JC Penney Mixed Teams)
1956 Hanni Wenzel, Liechtenstein, Slalom (Olympic-2 gold-1980)
1956 T K Carter, LA Calif, actor (Mike-Punky Brewster, Just our Luck)
1958 Jan Dijksma, Dutch bassist (Weekend at Waikiki)
1958 Mike Scott, Scottish rocker (Blues Inc, Waterboys-Rainbow Warrior)
1958 Spider Tracy, English rock vocalist (The Pogues)
1958 Steven Rock-Savage, Mellville Louisiana, (LSU), actor
1959 Franco Iglesia, Cuba, spanish singer
1960 Catherine G Coleman, Charleston SC, Phd/Capt USAF/astronaut (STS 73)
1961 Jeff Robinson, baseball player (Det, Balt)
1962 Bharat Arun, cricketer (Indian pace bowler late-80's)
1962 Chris Dahlquist, Fridley, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators)
1963 Cindy Gibb, Bennington Vt, actress (Search for Tomorrow, Youngblood)
1964 C[arl] J[eff] Snare, Wash DC, vocalist (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime)
1964 Chelsea Noble, actress (Kate-Growing Pains)
1965 Christine Burton, Adelaide Aust, golfer (1990 T25 Victorian Open)
1965 Craig Biggio, Smithtown NY, infielder (Houston Astros)
1965 Ken Hill, Lynn MA, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
1965 Lawrence Clay-Bey, Hartford Ct, super heavyweight boxer (Olympics-96)
1966 Anthony Mason, NBA forward (NY Knicks, Charlotte Hornets)
1966 Bill Ranford, Brandon Man, NHL goalie (Team Canada, Boston)
1966 Carl Herrera, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
1967 Ali Wood, Long Beach Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1995)
1967 Eldridge Recasner, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets)
1967 Noelle Beck, Baltimore, actress (Trisha-Loving, Fletch Lives)
1968 Cees Marbus, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
1968 Jamie Crysdale, CFL corner (Calgary Stampeders)
1969 Arthur Numan, soccer player (PSV)
1969 Craig Jones, Nambour Australia, Canadian Tour golfer (NZ Open-1994)
1969 Dave Nilsson, Brisbane Australia, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
1969 Rogerick Green, NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1970 Bradford Banta, NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts)
1971 Chris Therien, Ottawa, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers)
1971 Lisa-Marie Vizaniari, Australian discus/shot putter (Olympics-96)
1972 Johnny Mcwilliams, tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
1973 Eelco Wassenaar, Neth, US field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
1974 Billy Koch, Garden City NY, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1975 Inga Drozdova, Latvia, playmate (Nov, 1997)
1975 James Cotton, NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics)
1975 Tamecka Dixon, WNBA guard (LA Sparks)
1977 Tisha Dabber, Shelbyville Indiana, actress (New Mickey Mouse Club)


Halcyon Days begin
Halcyon Days begin
644 Osman ibn Affan appointed 3rd kalief of islam
867 Adrian II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
872 John VIII elected as Catholic Pope
1124 Theobald Buccapecus elected Pope Coelestinus II (he refuses)
1287 Zuider Zee seawall collapses with loss of 50,000 lives
1490 Anna van Bretagne marries a proxy Maximilian of Austria
1575 Polish Parliament selects Istv n B thory as king of Poland
1582 Zealand/Brabant Neth adopt Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is 12/25
1600 Olivier van Noort sinks Sp galleon San Diego at Bay of Manila, 350 die
1656 Artificial pearls 1st manufactured by M Jacquin in Paris made of gypsum pellets covered with fish scales
1708 Prosper Jolyot's "Electre," premieres in Paris
1774 Mass militiamen successfully attacked arsenal of Ft William & Mary
1782 Charleston, SC evacuated by British
1793 1st state road authorized, Frankfort, Ky to Cincinnati
1798 David Wilkinson of Rhode Island patents a nut & bolt machine
1819 Alabama becomes the 22nd state
1819 Alabama becomes the 22nd state
1819 Alabama admitted to Union as 22nd state
1825 Decembrist uprising in Russia against Tsar Nicholas I begins
1849 1st chamber music group in US gives their 1st concert (Boston)
1863 Battle of Bean's Station-Confederacy repulses Union in Tenn
1882 Henry Morton Stanley returns to Brussels from the Congo
1889 American Academy of Political & Social Science organized, Phila
1894 Day One 1st Test Cricket Aus v Eng Aust 5-346 (Giffen 161, Gregory 85)
1894 Test Cricket debut of Joe Darling, Ernie Jones, Archie MacLaren
1901 1st table tennis tournament is held (London Royal Aquarium)
1903 Reg Foster completes 287 England v Australia on Test Cricket debut
1911 South Pole 1st reached by Amundsen.
1911 South Pole 1st reached by Amundsen.
1911 South Pole 1st reached, by Norwegian Roald Amundsen
1913 Greece formally takes possession of Crete
1915 Jack Johnson is 1st black world heavyweight boxing champion
1917 UFA, Universal Film AG, forms in Germany
1918 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Il Trittico," premieres in NYC
1920 Heavyweight Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in NYC
1920 Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1923 Gerard K "Simon" van het Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings)
1924 Chiang Kai-shek occupies Hankou
1924 Respighi's symphony "Pini di Roma," premieres in Paris
1926 Danish Madsen govt, forms
1927 Iraq gains independence from Britain, but British troops remain
1928 2nd Test Cricket Australia v England starts with Bradman 12th man
1929 Alexander Zaimis elected pres of Greece
1930 NY Giants defeat Notre Dame 22-0 in a charity game
1931 1st assembly of Anton Musserts NSB in Utrecht
1932 French govt of Herriot falls
1933 Josephine Baker performs in Amsterdam
1934 1st streamlined steam locomotive introduced (Albany NY)
1935 Test Cricket debut of "Chuck" Fleetwood-Smith v S Africa, Durban
1937 Japanese troops conquer/plunder Nanjing
1938 AL permits Cleveland & Philadelphia to play night games
1938 Major leagues agrees on standard ball
1938 Major leagues disagree on increasing rosters from 23 to 25
1938 Will Harridge is elected to a 10-year-term as AL president
1939 Soviet Union attacks Finland-League of Nations drops Soviet Union
1941 1st NFL division playoff, Bears beat Packers 33-14
1941 Premier Winston Churchill travels to US on board HMS Duke of York
1941 U-557 torpedoes British cruiser Galatea
1944 Begin(ning) Liese-Aktion: werving of labor force for Germany
1944 Congress establshes rank of General of Army (5-star General)
1944 German occupiers forbid use of electricity in parts of Holland
1945 Elmer Rice' "Dream Girl," premieres in NYC
1946 "Three to Make Ready" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 323 perfs
1946 Togo made a trusteeship territory of UN
1946 UN General Assembly votes to establish UN HQs in NYC
1947 Cleve Browns beat NY Yankees 14-3 in AAFC championship game
1950 "Bless You All" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 84 perfs
1950 UN Gen Assembly establishes High Comm for Refugees (Nobel 1954)
1950 Baseball owners choose Lou Perini (Braves), Phil Wrigley (Cubs), Del Webb (Yankees), & Ellis Ryan (Indians) to select new commissioner
1952 KROD (now KDBC) TV channel 4 in El Paso, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
1952 R H Shodhan scores 110 on Test Cricket debut v Pakistan, Calcutta
1952 Uprising of captives in Pongam South Korea, 82 die
1953 Brooklyn Dodgers sign pitcher Sandy Koufax
1954 WOAY TV channel 4 in Oak Hill-Beckley, WV (ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 Dutch Reformed Church condemns woman/wife as vicar
1955 Tappan Zee Bridge in NY opens to traffic
1956 Paul-Henri Spaak appointed secretary-general of NATO
1957 "Most Happy Fella" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 678 perfs
1957 "Rumple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 45 performances
1959 Archbishop Makarios proclaimed president of Cyprus
1959 J B Jordan in F-104C sets world altitude record, 31,513m
1960 Australia v West Indies 1st Test Cricket at the Gabba ends in a tie
1960 Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) forms
1960 Washington Senators joins American League
1961 Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John" is 1st country song to get a gold record
1962 Mariner 2 makes 1st US visit to another planet (Venus)
1962 Mariner 2 makes 1st US visit to another planet (Venus)
1962 Mariner 2 makes 1st US fly-by of another planet (Venus)
1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 Verne Gagne beats The Crusher in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
1964 Michael Brown meets Rene Fladen, then writes "Walk Away Rene"
1965 "La Grusse Valise" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 7 performances
1967 DNA created in a test tube
1969 "La Strada" opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 1 performance
1969 Bishen Bedi takes 7-98 (career-best) v Australia at Calcutta
1969 Jackson Five made their 1st appearance on "Ed Sullivan Show"
1971 Golden Gate Bridge lights out all night due to power failure
1971 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 Eugene Cernan & Harrison Schmitt leave the Moon
1972 Willy Brandt re-elected West German chancellor
1974 Islander Glenn Resch's 1st shut-out opponent-Kings 3-0
1974 Viv Richards scores 1st Test Cricket ton 192 v India 20 fours 6 sixes
1975 "Treemonisha" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 64 performances
1975 6 So Moluccan terrorists surrender, holding 23 hostages for 12 days
1975 WCPR (Bkln NY pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM
1976 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns Dutch Liberal/social dem abortion laws
1977 "Saturday Night Fever,"starring John Travolta, premieres in NYC
1977 Egypt & Israel reps gather in Cairo for 1st formal peace conference
1977 Red Sox trade Fergie Jenkins to Rangers for John Poloni & cash
1977 Test Cricket debut of Abdul Qadir, v England at Lahore
1977 War criminal Pieter Menten sentenced in Amsterdam to 15 years
1978 "Ballroom" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 116 performances
1978 China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1978 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1979 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 "Onward Victoria" opens/closes at Martin Beck NYC for 1 performance
1980 Anders Kailur scores on 6th Islander penalty shot
1980 At 2 PM EST there is 10 minutes of silence in memory of John Lennon
1980 Minn Vikings pass for 456 yards against Cleve Browns, winning 28-24
1980 Nancy Lopez/Curtis Strange wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1980 New Orleans Saints end 14 game losing streak, beat NY Jets 21-20
1980 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1981 Israel annexes Golan Heights (seized from Syria in war of 1967)
1982 Marcel Dionne, LA, becomes 9th NHLer to score 500 goals
1983 "Peg" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 5 performances
1984 Howard Cosell retires from Monday Night Football
1985 US Foreign Minister George Shultz arrives in West Berlin
1986 Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan & Jeana Yeager, took off from Edwards AFB, Calif on 1st non-stop, non-refueled flight around world
1987 Allan Border scores 205 v NZ to become Australia's top rungetter
1987 Chrysler pleads no contest to selling driven vehicles as new
1988 CBS' $1.1 B bid wins exclusive 1990-94 major-league baseball rights
1988 NBA's Miami Heat wins 1st game ever, 89-88 (Clippers), after 17 loses
1988 Spanish General strike to protest austerity measures
1988 US agrees to talk to Palestine Liberation Org (1st time in 13 yrs)
1990 Louis Jordan's revue "Five Guys Named Moe," premieres in London
1990 Right to Die case permits Nancy Cruzan to have her feeding tube removed, she dies 12 days later
1991 57th Heisman Trophy Award: Desmond Howard, Michigan (WR)
1991 Ferry boat Salem Express sinks in Red Sea, 476 killed
1992 Lennox Lewis given WBC title, when Riddick Bowe refused to fight him
1993 Moslem fundamentalists murder 12 Kroates/Bosnians in Algeria
1995 "Les Miserables" opens at Cable Hall, Helsinki
1995 AIDS patient Jeff Getty recieves baboon bone marrow transplant
1996 12th Soap Opera Digest Awards
1996 62nd Heisman Trophy Award: Danny Wuerffel, Florida (QB)
1997 "View From the Bridge," opens at Criterion Theater NYC
1997 Diners Club Senior Golf Match
1997 Juli Inkster & Dottie Pepper win LPGA Diners Club Matches
1997 Phoenix Coyote Mike Gartner is 5th NHLer to score 700 goals

That's All....

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