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Friday, December 21, 2018.



Birthdays


1117 Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury
1518 Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician
1537 Johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)
1573 Mathurin R‚gnier, French poet (Macette)
1616 Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer
1628 Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer
1639 Jean Racin, writer
1728 Hermann Friedrich Raupach, composer
1756 Thomas Anton Kunz, composer
1800 Barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), died in 1876
1804 Benjamin Disraeli, (Tory) British PM (1868, 1874-80)
1810 Ludwig Schuncke, composer
1815 Thomas Couture, French painter/author
1818 Amalia, wife of king Otto of Greece
1818 Lewis H Morgan, US, etnologist (Systems of Consanguinity)
1823 Jean Henri Fabre, France, entomologist (insects & spiders)
1826 Ernst Pauer, composer
1832 John Henry Ketcham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906
1840 Mehmed N Kemal, Turkish journalist (Vatan)
1848 Edward Everett Rice, composer
1849 James Lane Allen, US writer (Kentucky Cardinal)
1850 Zdenek Fibich, composer
1853 Isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter)
1859 Gustave Kahn, France, poet (claimed to have invented vers libre)
1860 Henrietta Szold, founder (Hadassah)
1867 John Winter Thompson, composer
1872 Albert P Terhune, US, novelist (Lad, a Dog)
1874 Juan Bautista Sacasa, pres of Nicaragua (1932-36)
1879 Joseph Stalin
1879 Joseph Stalin
1879 Joseph Stalin
1879 Joseph Stalin
1879 Joseph Stalin
1879 Joseph Stalin, [Dzoegashvili], Russian dictator; murdered 11,000,000
1879 Theodore Limperg, business economist (substitute value)
1886 George Norman Peterkin, composer
1886 Hermann A J Kees, German Egyptologist (Problems of Egyptology)
1890 Fred M Vinson, US Supreme Court Justice (1946-53)
1891 John W McCormack, (D) Speaker of House (1962-70)
1892 Rebecca West, [Cicily I F Andrews], Engl author (Meaning of Treason)
1892 Walter Hagen, Rochester NY, PGA golfer (US Open 1914, 19)
1895 Paul Hoffer, composer
1896 Carl Romme, Dutch catholic foreman/KVP-min Socialist Business
1896 Constantine Rokossovski, Russian marshal/vice-premier of Poland
1896 Leroy Robertson, composer
1898 EugŠne Dabit, French writer/painter (H“tel du Nord)
1898 Ira S Bowen, US physicist/astronomer (Mt Wilson/Palomar)
1899 Guy Wilkerson, TX, actor (Dead or Alive, West of Texas, Shootin' Iron)
1900 Oda Schaefer, German author/poet (Die Windharfe, Ladies Only)
1900 Wischnewski, writer
1901 Juan A de Zunzunegui y Loredo, Spanish writer
1901 Robin Irvine, London England, actor (Easy Virtue)
1905 Anthony Powell, England, novelist (Infants of Spring)
1907 Garmt Stuiveling, Dutch literary (Poet in Love)
1908 Pat Weaver, LA Calif, TV Executive (started Today show)
1909 George Ball, Iowa, lawyer/undersecretary of state
1909 Seich“ Matsumoto, Dutch Japanese detective/playwright (10 to Sen)
1911 Josh Gibson, in professional baseball, the "Negro Babe Ruth"
1911 Josh Gibson, in professional baseball, the "Negro Babe Ruth"
1911 Josh Gibson, pro baseball player, "Negro Babe Ruth" (hit 800+ HRs)
1911 Paul Burkhard, composer
1913 Raich Carter, soccer star
1916 Eve Perrick, journalist
1916 John Boon, publisher
1917 Alicia Alonso, Havana Cuba, ballerina (American Ballet Theatre)
1917 Andre Eglevsky, choreographer (Limelight)
1917 Heinrich B”ll, Germ, writer (Group Portrait with Lady, Nobel '72) [NS]
1918 Donald Regan, White House staffer/US Secretary of Treasury (1981-85)
1918 Kurt Waldheim, Nazi/4th UN Sec-Gen (1972-81)/Austrian pres (1986-92)
1919 Gert Fredriksson, Sweden, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)
1921 Alica Alonso, Havana, ballerina
1921 James Tye, safety expert
1921 Joan Dickson, cellist
1922 Paul Winchell
1922 Paul Winchell
1922 Paul Winchell
1922 Paul Winchell
1922 Paul Winchell
1922 Paul Winchell, NYC, ventriloquist (Jerry Mahoney, Knucklehead Smith)
1924 Joe Paterno, football coach (Penn State, SI Sportsman of 1986)
1924 Johan W "Jo" van Marle, KNVB-chairman (1980-93)
1924 Rita Reys, [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer
1926 John Herbert McDowell, composer
1926 Pedro Gonzales-Gonzalez, Aguilares Tx, actor (Rio Bravo)
1927 Michael Carreras, film director
1928 Ed Nelson, New Orleans La, actor (Peyton Place, A Long Came a Spider)
1928 Thomas Rajna, composer
1929 Jack Philip Cannon, composer
1930 Willem R "Wim" van der Zee, secretary of Council of Churches
1931 Caroline Kaart, [Paterson Raitt], Dutch alto singer
1931 David Baker, Indianapolis Indiana, composer (Reflections)
1932 Ilja Zeljenka, composer
1933 Huib Eversdijk, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
1933 Jackie Hendriks, cricketer (West Indian wicket-keeper of 60's)
1933 Miklos Kocsar, composer
1934 Hanif Mohammad, cricketer (prolific Pakistani batsman 1952-69)
1935 Phil Donahue
1935 Phil Donahue
1935 Phil Donahue
1935 Phil Donahue
1935 Phil Donahue
1935 Phil Donahue, Cleve Ohio, talk show host (Phil Donahue Show)
1937 Jane Fonda
1937 Jane Fonda
1937 Jane Fonda
1937 Jane Fonda
1937 Jane Fonda
1937 Harald, Crown Prince, son of King Olav V, heir apparent of Norway
1937 Jane Fonda, NYC, actress (Barbarella, Klute), physically fit
1938 Larry Bryggman, Concord CA, actor (Dr John Dixon-As the World Turns)
1940 Frank Zappa
1940 Frank Zappa
1940 Frank Zappa
1940 Frank Zappa
1940 Frank Zappa
1940 Frank Zappa, Baltimore, rocker (Mothers of Invention, Catholic Girls)
1940 Paul, [Ray Hildebrand], Tx, singer (Hey Paula)
1942 Carla Thomas, US singer (Let Me Be Good to You)
1943 Albert Lee, rocker
1943 Jack Nance, actor (Rubbed Out)
1943 Walter Spanghero, French rugby player
1944 Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
1944 Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
1944 Jared Martin, NYC, actor (Varian-Fantastic Voyage, Dusty-Dallas)
1944 Michael Tilson Thomas, LA Calif, conductor (NY Phil Young People)
1945 Doug Walters, cricketer (Aussie batting genius 1965-81 Extrovert)
1945 Millie Hughes-Fulford, Wells Tx, astronaut (STS 40)
1946 Carl Dean Wilson, Hawthorne Calif, rock vocalist (Beach Boys-Barbie)
1946 Christopher Keene, Berkeley Calif, conductor (La Traviata)
1946 Josh Mostel, NY, actor (Windy City, Animal Behavior, Money Pit)
1948 Samuel L. Jackson
1948 Samuel L. Jackson
1948 Samuel L. Jackson
1948 Samuel L. Jackson
1948 Samuel L. Jackson
1948 Barry Gordon, Brookline Mass, actor (Gary-Archie Bunker's Place)
1948 Carol Potter, NYC, actress (Beverly Hills 90210, Today's FBI)
1948 Dave Kingman, baseball player (Mets, Yanks, Giants)
1948 Samuel L Jackson, actor (Amos & Andrew, White Sand, Pulp Fiction)
1948 Willem AFG Vermeend, Dutch economist/undersecretary of Finance (1994-)
1952 Dennis Boutsikaris, Newark NJ, actor (Batteries Not Included)
1952 Steve Furniss, US swimmer (Olympics-bronze-1972)
1953 Andras Schiff, Budapest Hungary, pianist (Tchaikovsky-1974)
1953 Arie Luyendyk, Netherlands, Indy-car racer (1990 Indianapolis 500)
1953 Betty Wright, US gospel/singer/TV hostess (Little Miss Broadway)
1953 Tina Brown, journalist (New Yorker)
1954 Chris Evert
1954 Chris Evert
1954 Chris Evert
1954 Chris Evert
1954 Chris Evert
1954 Chris Evert Lloyd Mills, Ft Lauderdale, tennis pro 'Miss pokerface'
1956 Kevin Burnham, Hollis NY, 470 yachter (Olympics-8th-1992, 96)
1956 Lee Roy Parnell, Abilene Texas, country singer (Oughta be a Law)
1957 Joshua Mostel, NYC, actor (Delta House, At Ease)
1957 Lisa Gerritsen, LA Calif, actress (Bess-Mary Tyler Moore Show)
1957 Ray Romano, Queens NY, actor (Ray Barone-Everybody Loves Raymond)
1959 Florence Griffith Joyner
1959 Florence Griffith Joyner
1959 Florence Griffith Joyner
1959 Florence Griffith Joyner
1959 Florence Griffith Joyner
1959 Florence Griffith Joyner, LA Calif, runner (Olympic-3 gold-1988)
1960 Andy Van Slyke, baseball player
1960 Michael Swain, Elizabeth NJ, judoka (Olympics-bronze-88)
1960 Roger McDowell, Cincinnati OH, pitcher (NY Mets, Balt Orioles)
1961 Trevor Bayliss, cricketer (NSW batsman)
1962 Christy Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)
1964 Ed Jongsma, Dutch pop bassist (Sleeze Beez-Look Like Hell)
1964 Joey Kocur, Calgary, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)
1964 Keith Taylor, NFL safety (Washington Redskins)
1965 Andy Dick, Charleston SC, actor (Matthew-Newsradio)
1965 Gabrielle Glaser, musician (Luscious Jackson)
1965 Rodney Thomas, WLAF cornerback (Barcelona Dragons)
1965 Sue Thomas, Texarkana TX, LPGA golfer (1991 Orix Hawaiian Ladies-14th)
1966 Kiefer Sutherland
1966 Kiefer Sutherland
1966 Kiefer Sutherland
1966 Kiefer Sutherland
1966 Kiefer Sutherland
1967 Ervin Johnson, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks)
1967 Kristi Cooke, Marion Ohio, Miss Ohio-America (1991)
1967 Terry Mills, NBA forward (Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons)
1968 Anthony Lynn, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1968 Khrystyne Haje, Santa Clara, Cal, actress (Simone-Head of the Class)
1969 Chuck Smith, NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons)
1969 Julie Delpy, actress (Before Sunrise)
1969 Leon Searcy, NFL offensive tackle (Pitts Steelers, Jackson Jaguars)
1970 Irving Spikes, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
1970 Monique Ambers, WNBA forward (Phoenix Mercury)
1970 Ronnie Woolfork, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1971 Ernest Hunter, NFL running back (Cleve Browns)
1971 Irena Slavutskay, Israel, athlete (Oly-1996)
1971 Jey Phillips, WLAF DB (Amsterdam Admirals)
1971 Tommie Boyd, NFL/WLAF receiver (Detroit Lions, Rhein Fire)
1973 Mike Alstott, fullback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1974 Karrie Webb, Ayr Queensland Aus, LPGA golfer (1994 Aust Strokeplay)
1974 Raymond Austin, cornerback/safety (NY Jets)
1974 Tommie Boyd, wide reciever (Detroit Lions)
1978 Amber Corwin, Harbor City Ca, figure skater (1997 National Sr - 5th)
1978 Michael Vitar, LA Calif, actor (D2, D3, Sunset Grill, Sandlot Kids)

Events


Ursid meteor shower
Winter Solstice (at 2:21 PM PDT), shortest day of the year.
Ursid meteor shower
Winter Solstice (at 2:21 PM PDT), shortest day of the year.
1163 Hurricane hits villages in Holland/Friesland, causing floods
1561 Archbishop Granvelle installed
1582 Flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583
1620 The pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock.
1620 The pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock.
1620 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock [OS=Dec 11]
1650 Johan de Witt installed as Dutch pension advisor of Dordrecht
1688 Pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham
1762 James Cook marries Elizabeth Batts
1784 John Jay becomes 1st US secretary of state (foreign affairs)
1788 Hue Tay Son becomes emperor Quang Trung of Vietnam
1829 1st stone arch railroad bridge in US dedicated, Baltimore
1835 HMS Beagle sails into Bay of Islands (New Zealand)
1849 1st US skating club formed (Phila)
1864 Gen Sherman conquers Savannah
1866 Cheyennes, Arapho's, Sioux, Fetterman Massacre
1890 Pim Mulier 1st & only trip to "Alvesteddetocht"
1891 18 students play 1st basketball game (Springfield College)
1898 Scientists Pierre & Marie Curie discovers radium
1900 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Michael Kramer," premieres in Berlin
1907 Dutch govt of De Master falls due to war budget
1909 1st junior high school established (Berkeley Calif)
1909 Clyde Fitch' "City," premieres in NYC
1909 U of Coopenhagen rejects Cook's claim that he was 1st to North Pole
1910 Explosion in coal mine in Hulton England, 344 mine workers dies
1912 Denmark, Norway & Sweden declare neutrality in Comende war
1913 1st crossword puzzle (with 32 clues), printed in New York World
1913 1st crossword puzzle (with 32 clues), printed in New York World
1913 1st crossword puzzle (with 32 clues) printed in NY World
1914 "Tillie's Punctured Romance," 1st six-reel feature comedy debuts
1914 1st feature-length silent film comedy, "Tillie's Punctured Romance" released. (Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand & Charles Chaplin)
1915 10.17" (25.83 cm) of rainfall, Glenora, Oregon (state record)
1918 Red Sox trade Dutch Leonard, Ernie Shore & Duffy Lewis to Yankees for Ray Caldwell & Slim Love, Frank Gilhooey, Al Walters & $15,000
1919 J Edgar Hoover deports anarchists/feminist Emma Goldman to Russia
1920 Jerome Kern/BG DeSylva's musical "Sally," premieres in NYC
1921 Supreme Court rules labor injunctions & picketing unconstitutional
1923 Nepal changes from British protectorate to independent nation
1925 Eisenstein's movie Potemkin premieres in Moscow
1925 Stork Hendry scores 325 for Victoria against NZ
1926 Soccer team DOS Struggle forms
1929 1st group hospital insurance plan offered (Dallas Tx)
1932 Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, 1st joint movie (Flying Down to Rio)
1932 Giants sign former outfielder Billy Southworth as a coach
1933 Dried human blood serum 1st prepared, Univ of Pennsylvania
1933 Fox signs Shirley Temple, 5, to a studio contract
1933 Newfoundland reverts to being a crown colony
1936 Bradman's 2nd consecutive Test Cricket duck! Australia all out 80
1937 the first feature-length cartoon with color and sound premieres, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". Still one of the best.
1937 the first feature-length cartoon with color and sound premieres, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". Still one of the best.
1937 1st feature-length color & sound cartoon premieres (Snow White)
1937 O'Reilly completes 14-98 for cricket match, NSW v South Aust
1939 Hitler named Adolf Eichmann leader of "Referat IV B"
1941 Chicago Bears Ray McLean makes last NFL drop kick for an extra point
1941 Chicago bears win the NFL championship
1941 David Diamond's 1st Symphony, premieres
1941 German submarine U-567 sinks
1941 Last NFL drop kick for an extra point (Ray McLean, Chicago Bears)
1942 US Supreme court declares Nevada separation legal
1944 Cards' Marty Marion wins NL MVP
1945 "Billion Dollar Baby" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 219 performances
1945 Gould/Comden/Green's "Billion Dollar Baby," premieres in NYC
1946 "If the Shoe Fits" closes at Century Theater NYC after 20 performances
1946 Earthquake in South Japan, kills 1,086
1946 Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life," premieres
1946 Morton Gould's "Minstrel Show," premieres in Indianapolis
1948 O'Neil Place in the Bronx erronously renamed O'Neill Place
1948 State of Eire (formerly Irish Free State) declares its independence
1949 Dutch 1st Chamber accept soeveregnty of Indonesia
1950 "Out of This World" opens at New Century Theater NYC for 157 perfs
1950 Cole Porter's musical "Out of this World," premieres in NYC
1951 Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement
1952 Broadway Tunnel opens in SF
1952 WSBT TV channel 22 in South Bend, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 KOMU TV channel 8 in Columbia, MO (NBC/PBS) begins broadcasting
1954 Dr Sam Sheppard's wife Marilyn is murdered (he is accused of crime)
1957 Indonesia proclaims end to state of war
1958 Charles De Gaulle wins 7 year term as 1st pres of 5th Rep of France
1959 10th largest snowfall in NYC history (13.7")
1959 Citizens of Deerfield Ill block building of interracial housing
1959 Shah of Persia marries Farah Diba
1959 Tom Landry accepts coaching job with Dallas Cowboys (stays until 1988)
1961 Beatles record "Sweet Georgia Brown" & "Ready Teddy"
1961 JFK & British PM MacMillan meet in Bermuda
1962 Angolin leaves Comecon
1962 US & Cuba accord, releases bay of pigs captive
1966 USSR launches Luna 13; soft-landed in Oceanus Procellarum
1968 Apollo 8 (Borman, Lovell, Anders), first manned moon voyage
1968 Apollo 8 (Borman, Lovell, Anders), first manned moon voyage
1968 Apollo 8 (Borman, Lovell & Anders) 1st manned Moon voyage
1968 David Crosby, Stephen Stills & Graham Nash premiere together in Calif
1969 Diana Ross final TV appearance as a Supreme (Ed Sullivan Show)
1969 Vince Lombardi (Redskins) coaches his last football game, losing
1970 WUTV TV channel 29 in Buffalo, NY (IND) begins broadcasting
1971 UN Security Council chooses Kurt Waldheim as 4th secretary General
1972 Soviet Union signs a separate peace with East Germany
1973 Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, US & USSR meet in Geneva: peace?
1973 Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, US & USSR meet in Geneva: peace?
1973 Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, US & USSR meet in Geneva
1975 "Hello, Dolly" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 51 performances
1975 "Very Good Eddie" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 307 performances
1975 1st NY Jet to gain 1,000 yards rushing (John Riggins)
1975 64th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Czechoslovakia in Stockholm (3-2)
1975 Madagascar adopts constitution
1975 Buffalo Sabres set NHL record of 40 points beating Caps 14-2 scoring 5 goals vs Washington Caps in 4:57
1976 20th Islander shut-out opponent-Billy Smith 3-0 vs Bruins
1976 Patricia R Harris named secretary of HUD
1976 UN General Assembly passes a resolution declaring 1979-Year of Child
1976 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 "Broadway Musical" opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC
1978 Police in Des Plaines Ill, arrest John Wayne Gacy Jr for murder
1979 Gary Unger plays in record 914th consecutive NHL game
1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1979 Zimbabwe adopts constitution
1980 Harold Carmichael ends NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions
1981 Cincinnati beats Bradley 75-73 in 7 OTs (NCAA record)
1983 "Tap Dance Kid" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 669 performances
1983 Loretta Swit weds Dennis Holahan
1983 Musical "Tap Dance Kid" with H Battle premieres in NYC
1983 NBA Indiana Pacers end a 28 game road losing streak
1983 NCAA rules rescinded last 2-minute men's basketball free throw rule
1984 Islander Kelly Hrudy's 1st shut-out win-Whalers 1-0
1984 USSR launches Vega 2 for fly-by of Halley's Come
1985 ARCO Anchorage runs aground near Port Angeles, WA
1985 Alice Miller/Don January wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship
1985 Heart's "Heart," album goes #1
1986 75th Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2)
1986 Amy Alcott/Bob Charles wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship
1987 3 white NY teens convicted of manslaughter in death of a black man
1987 Soyuz TM-4 launches 3 cosmonauts to space station Mir
1987 Vladimir Titov & Musa Manarov launched
1988 Drexel agrees guilt to security felonies, pays a $650 million fine
1988 NY bound Pan Am jumbo jet explodes over Scotland all 258 aboard die
1988 Vladimir Titov & Musa Manarov return to earth (a year) with Chretien
1989 Romania's dictator Nicolae Ceausescu's final speech (executed 12/25)
1989 VP Quayle sends out 30,000 Xmas cards with word beacon spelled beakon
1990 Steve & Mark Waugh complete 464* partnership for NSW v WA
1991 95 share in Madrid Spain $1.3 billion lottery (#47996)
1991 El Sayid Nosair acquitted of killing Meir Kahane
1991 US actress Jane Fonda marries CNN-director Ted Turner
1991 Soviet Union formally dissolves 11 of 12 republics sign treaty forming Commonwealth of Independent States
1992 Dutch DC-10 in fire at landing on Faro Portugal, 56 die
1994 Bomb goes off on #4 train on Fulton Street NYC
1995 Martina Ertl of Germany wins her 3rd giant slalom world cup
1995 SF Giants announce plans to build a new stadium to open in 2000
1996 Pakistan all out 67 to lose to Tasmania by an inning
1997 Detroit Lions Barry Sanders is 3rd to run for 2,000 yards in a season
1997 Detroit Lions linebacker Reggie Brown, knocked unconscious in game
1997 Lexus Senior Golf Challenge
1997 Wendy's Three-Tour Senior Golf Challenges
1997 Wendy's Three-Tour LPGA Challenge

That's All....

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