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Tuesday, December 16, 1969.



Birthdays


1485 Catherine of Aragon, 1st wife of Henry VIII
1485 Catherine of Aragon, 1st wife of Henry VIII
1485 Catherine of Aragon, Spanish princess/1st wife of Henry VIII
1622 Kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder
1652 Giovanni Maria Casini, composer
1685 Charles Cressent, France, cabinetmaker (Régence)
1734 Georg Peter Weimar, composer
1742 Gebhard Leberecht Fürst Blücher von Wahlstatt, German fieldmarshal
1748 Ferdinand-Philippe-Joseph Staes, composer
1770 Ludwig von Beethoven, invented the classical symphony
1770 Ludwig von Beethoven, invented the classical symphony
1770 Ludwig von Beethoven, Bonn Germany, composer (Ode to Joy)
1775 Jane Austen
1775 Jane Austen
1775 Jane Austen
1775 Jane Austen
1775 Jane Austen
1775 François-Adrien Boieldieu, composer
1775 Jane Austin, England, novelist (Pride & Prejudice)
1777 Janos Fusz, composer
1809 Peter P van Bosse, Dutch attorney/liberal minister of Finance
1812 William Grose, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1900
1819 Robert Selden Garnett, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1861
1822 Charles Edward Horsley, composer
1825 Henry Heth, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1899
1825 Robert Prescott Stewart, composer
1827 John A C Oudemans, Dutch geographer/astronomer
1828 John Beatty, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1914
1830 John Frederick Hartranft, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1889
1834 Léon Walras, French economist (border use theory)
1847 Augusta Mary Anne Holmes, composer
1850 Fred Morley, cricketer (legendary Notts & England bowler 1880-83)
1851 Theodoor H de Meester, Dutch premier (1905-08)
1857 Edward Emerson Barnard, Tenn, astronomer (Jupiter's 5th satellite)
1862 EugŐne Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la robe)
1863 George Santayana, philosopher, poet, humanist.
1863 George Santayana, philosopher, poet, humanist.
1863 George Santayana, Spain, philosopher/poet/humanist (Last Puritan)
1863 Ralph Adams Cram, US, gothic architect (Cathedral of St Joan NYC)
1865 Victor Rousseau, Belgian sculptor
1869 Albert F Pollard, British historian (Dict of natural biography)
1879 William Duncan, Scotland, actor (Thunder Trail)
1882 Jack Hobbs, cricketer (1st-class runs, the most ever)
1882 John Berry Hobbs, England, 1st cricket played knighted (1953)
1882 Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner effect)
1882 Zoltán Kodály, Kecskemét Hungary, composer (Psalmus Hungaricus)
1883 Max Linder, Caverne France, actor/comic/director (Max Prend un Bain)
1888 Alphonse Juin, French marshal
1890 Harlan Sanders, founder/CEO (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
1892 A "Shon NŐnŐ" Morales, Antillean/Neth very old lady
1892 Cameron Prud'Homme, Auburn CA, actor (Rainmaker)
1893 Vladimir Golschmann, Paris France, conductor with Immortal Downbeat
1895 Lidj Jasu, emperor of Ethiopia
1897 Jacobus Petrus Duminy, cricketer (three Tests for S Africa 1927-29)
1897 Paul Neuhuys, Belgian playwright (Le Canari et le Cerise)
1899 Noel Coward
1899 Noel Coward
1899 Noel Coward
1899 Sir Noel Coward, playwright
1899 Noel Coward
1899 Sir Noel Coward, playwright
1899 Noel Coward
1899 Harold Walter Bailey, philologist
1899 Noël Coward, England, playwright (In Which We Serve-1942 Acad Award)
1900 Victor S Pritchett, literary critic/author (Myth Makers)
1901 Margaret Mead
1901 Margaret Mead
1901 Margaret Mead
1901 Margaret Mead
1901 Margaret Mead
1901 Margaret Mead, Phila, anthropologist (Coming of Age in Samoa)
1903 Hardie Albright, Pittsburgh, actress (Silver Streak, Scarlet Letter)
1903 Rafael Alberti, Spanish poet (El hombre deshabitado)
1904 Edward Morris Bernstein, economist
1904 Norbert E Fonteyne, Flemish writer (Guest house VivŐs)
1905 Piet Hein, poet/inventor
1906 John Morrison, politician/landowner
1906 Lord Margadale, English Conserv parliament leader/large landowner
1907 Ray C Bliss, (R) Ohio State Republican Chairman
1907 Syd Curnow, cricketer (South African batsman in 7 Tests 1930-32)
1909 Henricus Verbunt, civil servant/resistance fighter
1909 Lall Singh, cricketer (scored 15 & 29 in India's 1st Test match)
1910 Freddie Brown, Peru, cricketer ("Lettuces! Hearts as big as ")
1910 Robert Noehren, composer
1910 Stanojlo Rajicic, composer
1915 Georgi Sviridov, composer
1915 Georgy Vasilevich Svirdov, composer
1916 Theo Bitter, Dutch painter/set designer
1916 Udom Patpongsiri, property developer
1917 Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction author (Childhood's End, 2001).
1917 Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction author (Childhood's End, 2001).
1917 Arthur C[harles] Clarke, sci-fi author (2001, 2010, Childhood's End)
1918 Henry Clarke, fashion photographer
1919 Manke Nelis, [Cornelis Pieters], Dutch folk vocalist (Small Yodel Boy)
1922 Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist
1923 Tip [Silvio A] Marugg, Antillian writer (Weekend pilgrimage)
1923 Werner Haentjes, composer
1926 Alfred Koerppen, composer
1926 James McCracken, Gary Ind, dramatic tenor (Rodolfo-La Bohéme)
1927 G Randall P D Garrett, US, sci-fi writer (Takeoff (too)!)
1927 Peter [Malcolm] Dickinson, Zambia, sci-fi author (Heartsease)
1928 Peter Nailor, civil servant/historian
1928 Philip K[indred] Dick, US, sci-fi author (Hugo-1963, Blade Runner)
1929 Ian Board, barkeeper
1932 Rodion Konstantinovich Schedrin, Moscow, composer (Humpback Horse)
1937 Jim Glaser, Spalding Neb, singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again)
1937 Joe Farrell, rocker
1937 Joyce Bulifant, Newport News Va, actress (Marie-Mary Tyler Moore Show)
1938 Michael Greer, Durham NC, actor (Bobby Gentry Show)
1939 Liv Ullmann
1939 Liv Ullmann
1939 Liv Ullmann
1939 Liv Ullmann
1939 Liv Ullmann
1939 Liv Ullman, Tokyo Japan, actress (Cries & Whispers, 40 Carats)
1940 Dimitri van Toren, Dutch vocalist/composer
1941 Leslie Stahl
1941 Leslie Stahl
1941 Leslie Stahl
1941 Leslie Stahl
1941 Leslie Stahl
1941 Lesley Stahl, newscaster/correspondent (CBS)
1941 Vittoria Mezzogiorno, Italian actor (L'homme blessé, Tre fratelli)
1943 Steven Bochco
1943 Steven Bochco
1943 Steven Bochco
1943 Steven Bochco
1943 Steven Bochco
1943 Anthony Hicks, rock guitarist (Hollies)
1943 Steven Bochco, prod (Hill St Blues, LA Law, St Elsewhere, NYPD Blue)
1943 Tony Hicks, rocker (Hollies-The Air That I Breathe)
1944 John Abercrombie, rocker
1946 Benny Andersson
1946 Benny Andersson
1946 Benny Andersson
1946 Benny Andersson
1946 Benny Andersson
1946 Adriaan van Dis, Dutch TV host/writer (Promised Country)
1946 Benny Andersson, Stockholm Sweden, singer (ABBA-Money! Money! Money!)
1946 Fred Borgman, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
1947 Ben Cross, England, actor (Chariots of Fire, Far Pavillions)
1947 Vincent Matthews, US, 400m dash (Olympic-gold-1972)
1949 Billy Gibbons
1949 Billy Gibbons
1949 Billy Gibbons
1949 Billy Gibbons
1949 Billy Gibbons
1949 Billy Gibbons, Houston TX, jazz guitarist (Moving Sidewalks, ZZ Top)
1950 Caroline Munro, Windsor, actress (Golden Voyage of Sinbad) [or 1/16]
1950 Ieremia Tabai, pres of Kiribati (Gilbert Islands) (1979-91)
1952 Elayne Boosler, comedienne (Night Court)
1952 Joel Garner, cricketer (two-metre West Indian pace bowler 1977-87)
1953 Filip Bolluyt, Dutch actor (Daybreak)
1953 Joel Garner, Barbados, bowler
1954 Joslyn Y Hoyte-Smith, Barbados, 4X400m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1980)
1955 Carol M Browner, US Administrator (EPA)
1955 Graeme Stevenson, cricketer (England medium pacer 1980-81)
1958 Bart Oates, NFL center (NY Giants, SF 49ers)
1959 Alison La Placa, NJ, actress (Duet, Catherine-John Larroquette Show)
1959 Steven Irvine, rock drummer (Lloyd Cole & The Commotions)
1961 Kelly Tough, Vancouver BC, playmate (Oct, 1981)
1962 William "Refrigerator" Perry
1962 William "Refrigerator" Perry
1962 William "Refrigerator" Perry
1962 William "Refrigerator" Perry
1962 William "Refrigerator" Perry
1962 Jon Tenney, actor (Brooklyn South)
1962 Maruschka Detmers, Schoonebeek Holland, actress (Devil in the Flesh)
1962 Melanie Smith, Scranton Pa, actress (Emily-As the World Turns)
1962 William "The Refrigerator" Perry, NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears)
1963 Benjamin Bratt, Calif, actor (Det Reynaldo Curtis-Law & Order)
1963 Brian Clark, Brandon Man, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Morden Pro-Am)
1963 Cathy Johnston-Forbes, High Point NC, LPGA golfer (1990 du Maurier)
1963 Silvio Diliberto, WLAF kicker (Amsterdam Admirals)
1964 Billy Ripken, Havre de Grace MD, 2nd baseman (Bal Orioles, Tx Rangers)
1964 Evelyn Conley, SF Calif, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1989)
1964 Gail Harris, Dewsbury England, actress (Virtual Desire)
1964 Heike Drechsler, Gera German DR, sprinter (1988 world record)
1965 Brent Franklin, Barrie Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Japan Open-2nd)
1965 Chris Jones, Utica NY, outfielder (NY Mets)
1965 Cynthia Lynne White, Okla City Okla, Miss Okla-America (1991-top 10)
1965 Moe Elewonibi, NFL/CFL tackle (Phila Eagles, BC Lions)
1965 Page Dunlap, Harrisonburg VA, LPGA golfer (1994 Atlanta Women's-8th)
1965 Romallis Ellis, Wash DC, lightweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1988)
1966 Clifford Robinson, NBA center (Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers)
1967 Donovan Bailey, Manchester Jamaica, Canada 100m runner (Oly-2 gold-96)
1968 Darryll Lewis, NFL cornerback (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
1968 Paul Scherrer, actor (Children of Corn II, Free Spirit)
1968 Wendy Doolan, Sydney Australia, LPGA golfer (1991 Brit Amat Champ-2nd)
1969 Charles Mincy, NFL safety (Minn Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1969 Craig White, cricketer (England all-rounder 1994-95, AIS graduate)
1969 Martin Ulrich, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
1971 Michael McCary
1971 Michael McCary
1971 Michael McCary
1971 Michael McCary
1971 Michael McCary
1971 Catherine "Cathy" Symon, Wash DC, rower (Olympics-96)
1971 Kristen Kane, Jacksonville Fl, diver (Olympics-96)
1971 Michael S McCary, [Boss], Phila Pa, rapper (Boyz II Men)
1973 Kristie Boogert, Rotterdam Neth, tennis star (1996 Paris)
1979 Nicole Werra, Miss Wisconsin Teen USA (1996)

Events


882 Marinus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding John VIII
1431 King Henry VI of England crowned king of France
1538 King François I orders renewed pursuit of Protestants
1577 Danzig surrenders to troops of Polish king István Báthory
1617 Spanish viceroy Hernando Arias de Saavedra founds provinces Río de la Plata (Argentina)/Guaira (Paraguay)
1631 Mount Vesuvious, Italy erupts, destroys 6 villages & kills 4,000
1653 Oliver Cromwell sworn in as English Lord Protector
1659 General Monck demands free parliamentary election in Scotland
1689 English Parlimnt adopts Bill of Rights after Glorious Revolution
1689 English Parlimnt adopts Bill of Rights after Glorious Revolution
1689 English Parliament adopts Bill of Rights after Glorious Revolution
1740 Prussian Libya falls to Silezie
1761 Russian army occupies Kolberg
1767 Van Ritter von Glucks opera "Alceste" premiers
1773 Big Tea Party in Boston Harbor. Indians most welcome.
1773 Big Tea Party in Boston Harbor. Indians most welcome.
1773 Big tea party in Boston harbor-indians welcome (Boston Tea Party)
1809 Napoleon Bonaparte divorces Empress Josephine by French Senate
1811 8.0 earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri
1817 Leaders of Molukkas uprising hanged in Ambon
1824 Great North Holland Canal opens
1835 Fire consumes over 600 buildings in NYC
1838 Boers beat Zulu chieftain Dingaan in South Africa
1857 Earthquake in Naples, Italy
1858 Dutch govt decides to vacate Schokland Island
1862 Kingdom of Nepal accepts its constitution
1864 Battle of Nashville ends after 4400 casualities
1877 Anton Bruckner's 3rd Symphony in D, premieres
1880 Republic of South-Africa forms
1884 Great Britain recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State
1886 Rift at Dutch Reformed Church over "Doleantie"
1890 Negro Methodist Episcopal Church founded in Jackson, TN
1892 Commencement of 1st Sheffield Shield cricket game, SA v NSW
1893 Antonin Dvorák's New World Symphony premieres
1893 Antonin Dvorák's New World Symphony premieres
1893 Anton Dvorak's "New World Symphony" premieres
1897 1st submarine with an internal combustion engine demonstrated
1900 Boer army under gen Kritzinger take Cape colony
1901 Boer general Kritzinger captured
1903 Majestic Theater, NYC, becomes 1st in US to employ women ushers
1905 "Variety", covering all phases of show business, 1st published.
1905 "Variety", covering all phases of show business, 1st published.
1905 "Variety," covering all phases of show business, 1st published
1907 Great White Fleet sails from Hampton Downs on its World Cruise
1907 Great White Fleet sails from Hampton Downs on its World Cruise
1907 Eugene H Farrar is 1st to sing on radio (Bkln Navy Yard NY)
1907 Great White Fleet sails from Hampton Downs on it's World Cruise
1908 1st credit union in US forms (Manchester NH)
1909 US pressure forces Nicaraguan Pres José Santos Zelaya from office
1912 1st US postage stamp picturing an airplane, 20Ť parcel post, issued
1912 Austria-Hungary engage in conflict with Serbia
1913 Charlie Chaplin began his film career at Keystone for $150 a week
1914 French offensive in Artois (Pétain)
1915 Albert Einstein publishes his "General Theory of Relativity"
1918 Jack Dempsey KOs Carl Morris in 14 seconds
1920 8.6 earthquake destroys 15,000ř miles (Kansu China); Over 180,000 die
1922 Mutual Assn of Eastern Colored Baseball Clubs) formally organizes
1922 NSW all out for 786 against South Australia Cricket
1924 Noel Coward's "Vortex," premieres in London
1926 Darius Milhauds opera "Le Pauvre Matelot," premieres in Paris
1926 Kenesaw Mountain Landis renewed 7-years as baseball commissioner
1926 WOW-AM in Omaha NE begins radio transmissions
1927 Cricket 1st-class debut of Don Bradman, NSW v South Australia
1929 Chic Blackhawks 1st game at Chicago Stadium, beat Pitts Pirates, 3-1
1930 Golfer Bobby Jones wins James E Sullivan Award
1931 German SPD begins Eiserne Front against fascism
1932 Heavy earthquake ravages Kansu China, 70,000 killed
1933 Abe de Vries & Sipke Castelein win Elfstedentocht
1936 John Monks/Fred Finklehoff's "Brother Rat," premieres in NYC
1938 Bradman scores 143 South Aust v NSW, 11 fours 91 singles
1939 Bradman scores 251* SA v NSW, 271 minutes, 38 fours 2 sixes
1940 British air raid on Mannheim
1940 Joe Louis KOs Al McCoy in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in Chicago
1941 Sarawak occupied by Japanese
1942 Hitler orders combat against partisans in Russia & Balkan
1943 "Tamiami Champion" trains collide, kills 73 & injures 200
1944 Battle of Bulge begins in Belgium
1944 Gen Eisenhower's clerk Rickey marries corporal Pearlie
1944 German V-2 strikes Antwerp bioscope (638 kill)
1944 US 2nd Inf division occupies "Heartbreak Crossroads" Wahlerscheid
1945 Cleveland Rams win NFL championship
1948 "Lend an Ear" opens at National Theater NYC for 460 performances
1949 Sukarno becomes president Indonesia, Mokammed Hatta premier
1950 "Let's Make an Opera" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 perfs
1950 Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism"
1953 1st White House Press Conference (Pres Eisenhower & 161 reporters)
1953 Charles E Yeager fly > 2,575 kph in Bell X-1A
1956 "Fanny" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 888 performances
1958 Bogotá warehouse fire kills 82
1959 Snow falling in Lowarai Pass West Pakistan kills 48
1960 "Wildcat" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 172 performances
1960 TWA 266 & United 826 collide over Staten Island, kills 134
1961 "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC after 55 perfs
1962 David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" premieres
1962 NY Giant YA Title sets NFL season touchdown pass record at 33 with 6 touchdowns vs Dallas (41-31)
1962 Nepal gets constitution/becomes Constitutional Hindu Monarchy
1964 US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
1965 Gemini VI returns to Earth
1965 Gemini VI returns to Earth
1965 Gemini 6 returns to Earth
1965 Pioneer 6 launched into solar orbit
1965 Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, becomes King of Tonga
1966 Beatles release "Everywhere its Christmas" in UK
1966 Jimi Hendrix Experience releases its 1st single, "Hey Joe," in the UK
1967 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila 76ers scores 68 points vs Chicago
1968 KFIZ TV channel 34 in Fond du Lac, WI begins broadcasting
1969 Brit House of Commons votes 343-185 abolishing the death penalty
1969 "War is Over! If You Want It, Happy Christmas from John & Yoko" posters begin appearing
1970 1st successful landing on Venus (USSR)
1970 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1971 Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares independence from Pakistan
1971 Don McLean's 8+ minute version of "American Pie" released
1971 India's army occupies Dacca, West Pakistani troops surrenders
1972 Bangladesh Constitution goes into effect
1972 Miami Dolphins become 1st undefeated NFL team (14-0-0)
1973 O J Simpson becomes 1st NFLer to rush 2,000 yard in a season
1973 US kidnap victem Paul Getty III freed
1974 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1975 1st broadcast of "One Day at a Time" on CBS TV
1975 Bill Veeck buys 80% of White Sox from John Allyn
1976 Andrew Young named Ambassador & Chief US Delegate to UN
1976 Charlie Finley's $10 million damage suit against Bowie Kuhn begins
1976 Govt halts swine flu vaccination prog following reports of paralysis
1976 Liberian tanker stranded at Nantucket, 180,000 barrels oil in sea
1978 Ronald Reagan denounces Pres Jimmy Carter's recognition of China PR
1979 68th Davis Cup: USA beats Italy in San Francisco (5-0)
1979 QB Roger Staubach's last regular season game with the Dallas Cowboys
1980 Alexander Haig named Reagan's Secretary of State
1980 Pres-elect Reagan announces Alexander Haig as secretary of state
1981 Dutch Van Agt's 2nd govt falls
1982 Tom Seaver agrees to new contract with Mets
1983 Spokesperson for The Who announces the group is disbanding
1983 Yogi Berra named Yankee manager for 2nd time
1983 Riverside, Cal judge denies cerebral palsy victim Elizabeth Bouviato request to starve herself to death in a county hospital
1985 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-L mission
1987 Roh Tae Woo elected president of South Korea
1988 Political cult leader Lyndon LaRouche convicted of tax, mail fraud
1989 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket play at Bellerive Oval, Hobart (v SL)
1989 Geoff Marsh completes 355* for WA against South Australia
1990 Jean-Bertrand Aristide elected pres of Haiti
1990 KUSW, Salt Lake City Utah, final shortwave radio transmissions
1990 Rev Jean Betrand Aristide elected president of Haiti
1991 Fla Marlins sign their 1st player, 16 year old pitcher Clemente Nunez
1991 UN reverses ruling that Zionism is racism by 111-25 (13 abstain) vote
1993 "Red Shoes" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 5 performances
1993 Shannen Doherty (Brenda) is fired from Beverly Hills 90210
1994 Davy Jones (Monkees), charged with DWI
1997 President Clinton names his Labrador retriever, "Buddy"

That's All....

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