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Saturday, December 23, 2017.



Birthdays


1174 Louis I, Duke of Wittelsbach
1544 Anna, duchess of Saxson/wife of prince Willem of Orange (1561-71)
1548 Pieter C Bockenberg, historian (Annales Hollandiae et Zeelandiae)
1582 Severo Bonini, composer
1597 Martin Opitz, Germany, poet "Father of Modern German Poetry"
1644 Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco, composer
1683 F. Nicole --1758
1683 F. Nicole --1758
1683 F. Nicole --1758
1683 F. Nicole --1758
1683 F. Nicole --1758
1689 Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, composer
1699 Joseph Gibbs, composer
1709 Jean-Noel Hamal, composer
1714 Johann Siebenkas, composer
1716 Johann Heinrich Rolle, composer
1732 Richard Arkwright, inventor (spinning frame)
1734 Filinto El¡sio, [Francisco M do Nascimento], Portuguese poet
1749 Johann Lukas Schubaur, composer
1750 Frederik Augustus I, the Righteous, king of Saxony (1806-27)
1763 John Davy, composer
1777 Aleksandr I P Romanov, tsar of Russia (1801-25)
1780 Charles-Louis Panckoucke, French publisher
1790 Jean-Francois Champollion, deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics
1790 Jean-Francois Champollion, deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics
1790 Jean-Fran‡ois Champollion, deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics
1795 Philippe Vandermaelen, Flemish cartographer (Atlas Universel)
1804 Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French critic/writer (Informal Talk)
1805 Joesph Smith, founded Mormon church
1805 Joesph Smith, founded Mormon church
1805 Joseph Smith Jr, Sharon Vt, founder (Mormon Church)
1808 Thomas Turner, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1883
1812 Samuel Smiles, Scotland, author (Self-Help, Character, Duty)
1812 William Hauser, composer
1815 Henry Highland Garnet, Maryland, minister/abolitionist/diplomat
1818 David Addison Weisiger, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1899
1823 Alexandru Flechtenmacher, composer
1827 Wilhelm Freiherr von Tegetthoff, Austrian admiral (Helgoland/Lissa)
1828 Mathilde Wesendonk, German writer/poet (Tagebuchblatter)
1830 Adam Minchejmer, composer
1834 Thomas R Malthus, English vicar/economist (moral restraint)
1845 Emmanuel-Persillier Lachapelle, dr (found Notre Dame Hosp Montreal)
1845 Gustave Ador, union president of Austria (1919)
1853 Giacomo Puccini, Italy, composer
1853 Maria Teresa Carreno, composer
1855 Alan Gray, composer
1858 Vladimir Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, playwright (Life in Russian Theater)
1860 Harriet Monroe, Chicago, poet/editor of Poetry magazine (You & I)
1862 Connie Mack
1862 Connie Mack
1862 Connie Mack
1862 Connie Mack
1862 Connie Mack
1862 Henri Pirenne, Belgian historian (History of Belgium)
1865 Albrecht MAPJ, duke of Wrttemberg/general-fieldmarshal
1867 Madame C J Walker, Louisiana, cosmetic mogul
1883 Hubert M E Pierlot, Belgian advocate/premier (1939-45)
1886 Albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Message from the Madhouse)
1887 Eric Blore, London England, actor (Great Gatsby, Bowery to Baghdad)
1887 John Cromwell, Toledo OH, actor/director (Spitfire, Of Human Bondage)
1888 Eric Blore, English/US actor (Great Gatsby, Bowery to Baghdad)
1888 Friedrich Wolf, writer
1893 Ann O'Neal, Missouri, actress (Nana-Professional Father)
1894 Arthur Gilligan, cricketer (England captain in 1920's)
1896 Alberto Hemsi, composer
1896 Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Sicilian writer (Der Leopard)
1896 G Tomasi di Lampedusa, writer
1897 Julien Carette, Paris France, actor (Sylvia & the Phantom)
1900 Marc All‚gret, French director (Voyage ouch Congo)
1901 Gene Sarazen, golfer (PGA 1922, 23, 33)
1903 Fredi [Fredericka] Carolyn Washington, actress (Black & Tan)
1903 Michael Kalatozov, Russian producer (When the Cranes Fly)
1905 Arn Bjornsson, composer
1906 Ross Lee Finney, Wells Minnesota, composer (Landscapes Remembered)
1907 Don McNeill, Galena Ill, host (Don McNeill TV Club)
1908 Yousuf Karsh, portrait photographer (Life Magazine)
1909 Barney Ross, NYC, Welterweight Boxing Champ (1934)
1909 Don Cleverley, cricketer (two Tests for NZ 1932 & 1946, took 0-130)
1909 Maurice Denham, Beckenham England, actor (Mr Love, Damn the Defiant)
1911 James Gregory, Bronx NYC, actor (My Favorite Martian, Barney Miller)
1911 Niels Jerne, immunologist
1913 Hans Henkemans, composer
1913 Leo A Ketelaars, Dutch oratorio vocalist
1914 Dezider Kardos, composer
1918 Jose Greco
1918 Jose Greco
1918 Jose Greco
1918 Jose Greco
1918 Jose Greco
1918 Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of Germany (SPD, 1974- )
1918 Jos‚ Greco, Italy, flamenco dancer (Holiday for Lovers)
1921 Gerald S O'Loughlin, NYC, actor (Storefront Lawyer, Rookies, Wheels)
1922 Ian Powell Bancroft, civil servant
1922 Micheline Ostermeyer, France, shot-put/discus thrower (Oly-gold-1948)
1923 Bob Barker, Darrington Wash, TV host (Price is Right)
1923 James Stockdale, admiral (Vietnam)/Ross Perot's 1992 running mate
1923 Kenneth Henry Lowry Lamb, broadcaster
1923 Leonard Stern, NYC, producer/TV writer (Phil Silvers Show, Get Smart)
1923 Lucas M Mangope, 1st president of Bophuthatswana (1977-94)
1923 Milt Okun, Bkln NY, orch leader (Starland Vocal Band Show)
1923 Ruth Roman, Boston Mass, actress (Sylvia-Knots Landing, Dallas)
1924 Floyd Kalber, Omaha Neb, newscaster (NBC Weekend News Anchor-1973)
1925 Harry Guardino, NYC, actor (Monty Nash, Perry Mason, Hill St Blues)
1925 Pierre B‚r‚govoy, French premier (1992-93)
1926 Dusan Kostic, composer
1926 James Dewar, journalist/documentary film-maker
1926 Robert Bly, US, poet/editor/translator (Loving a Woman in 2 Worlds)
1927 Joseph Castaldo, composer
1929 Dick Weber, pro bowler (16, 300 games)
1930 Barbara Ruick, Pasadena CA, actress (Apache War Smoke, T£ Para Mi)
1931 Ronnie Schell, Richmond Cal, comedian (Gomer Pyle, Good Morning World)
1932 Revjames Cleveland, rocker
1932 Tertius Metcalf, businessman
1933 Akihito, emperor of Japan (1989- )
1935 Esther Phillips, [EM Jones], US singer (When a Woman Loves a Man)
1935 Paul Hornung, Green Bay Packer (the Golden Boy)
1936 Bobby Ross, NFL coach (SD Chargers)
1936 Claude Albert Coppens, composer
1936 Frederic Forrest, Waxahachie TX, actor (Music Box, Lonesone Dove)
1936 James Stacy, LA Calif, actor (Fred-Adv of Ozzie & Harriet)
1937 Karol Joseph Bobko, NYC, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 6, STS 51D, STS 51J)
1939 Johnny Kidd, [Frederick Heath], London, rocker (Johnny Kidd & Pirates)
1940 Eugene Record, US singer (Chi Lites-Give it Away)
1940 Jorma Kaukonen, Wash DC, rock guitarist (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna)
1941 Elizabeth Hartman, Youngstown Ohio, actress (Walking Tall, Beguilled)
1941 Tim Hardin, Oregon, singer (If I Were a Carpenter, Bird on a Wire)
1942 Friedrich Schenker, composer
1942 Jerry Koosman, pitcher (NY Mets)
1943 Harry Shearer
1943 Harry Shearer
1943 Harry Shearer
1943 Harry Shearer
1943 Harry Shearer
1943 Derek Small, rocker (Spinal Tap)
1943 Harry Shearer, LA Calif, actor (SNL, Simpsons, Pure Luck)
1943 Peter Quaife, Devon England, rock bassist (Kinks-Long Tall Sally)
1943 Roelof den Ambtman, Dutch actor/director (One Evening at Eva)
1943 Ross Edwards, composer
1943 Silvia Sommerlath, German wife of King Carl XVI of Sweden (1973- )
1943 Stephen Wallace, director (For Love Affair, Hunger, Mail Order Bride)
1944 D J D Dees, pharmacist/Dutch minister of WVC (VVD)
1944 Ennes Heerma, Dutch minister of Housing (CDA)
1944 Hans Tentije, [Johann Kr„mer], Dutch poet (Nachtwit)
1944 U C Joshi, cricketer (Sussex off-spinner 1970-74 from India)
1945 Georges Aperghis, composer
1945 Richard C Wohlhuter, 800m runner (Olympic-bronze-1976)
1945 Ronald Bushy, rocker (Iron Butterfly-Ina gada davida)
1946 Tony Craig, [Kulasa], Pittsburgh PA, actor (That Boy Next Door)
1947 Bill Rodgers, marathon runner (Boston, NY)
1948 Susan Lucci
1948 Susan Lucci
1948 Susan Lucci
1948 Susan Lucci
1948 Susan Lucci
1948 Jack Ham, NFL linebacker (Steelers)
1948 Susan Lucci, Scarsdale NY, actress (All My Children, Mafia Princess)
1949 Luther Grosvenor, rocker (Spooky Tooth)
1949 Wally Edwards, cricketer (three Tests Australia v England 1974)
1951 Johnny Contardo, singer (Sha Na Na)
1952 Hans Abrahamsen, composer
1953 John Callahan, Brooklyn NY, actor (Craig-Santa Barbara, Falcon Crest)
1953 Tatsumi Fujinami, wrestler (WWF/NWA)
1954 Brian Teacher, San Diego Cal, tennis star
1955 Dave Murray, English pop guitarist (Iron Maiden-Number of the Beast)
1956 Michele Alboretto, formula-1 racer (Ferrari)
1958 Dave Murray, English pop guitarist (Iron Maiden-Powerslave)
1958 Denise McConnell, Weisbaden Germany, playmate (March, 1979)
1958 Joan Severance, Houston Tx, actress (Hear No Evil, See No Evil)
1960 William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen-Move Any Mountain)
1960 Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson & Winnie Mandela
1962 Jerry Reynolds, NBA guard/forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
1963 Carol Peterka, Little Falls MN, team handball back court (Oly-92, 96)
1963 Jim Harbaugh, NFL quarterback (Indianapolis Colts)
1963 Keiji Muto, wrestler (NWA/WWC/NJPW)
1964 Andy Gabel, Chicago Ill, short track skater (Olympics-1994)
1964 Petr Klima, Chaomutov Cze, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1965 Eddie Vedder, heavy metal singer (Pearl Jam-Justine)
1965 Slash, rocker (Guns N' Roses)
1966 Hans van Arum, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse, Willem II)
1967 Lamar Lathon, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
1969 Rodney Culver, NFL running back (SD Chargers)
1969 Stephen Grant, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
1970 Kimberly Ann Cooley, Grand Forks ND, Miss America-ND (1996)
1970 Martha Byrne, actress (Lily Grimaldi-As the World Turns)
1970 Raymont Harris, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)
1970 Shannon Noelle DePuy, Lynchburg Va, Miss Virg-America (1991-top 10)
1971 Corey Haim
1971 Corey Haim
1971 Corey Haim
1971 Corey Haim
1971 Corey Haim
1971 Corey Haim, Toronto, actor (Silver Bullet, Lucas, License to Drive)
1971 Pete Bercich, NFL linebacker (Minn Vikings)
1971 Steve Stenstrom, quarterback (Chicago Bears)
1973 Tony Graziani, quarterback (Atlanta Falcons)
1977 Becky Ruehl, Lakeside Park Ky, diver (Olympics-4th-1996)
1977 Helen Mahmastol, Miss Universe-Estonia (1996)

Events


619 Boniface V begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1482 Peace of Atrecht
1569 St Philip of Moscow martyred by Ivan the Terrible
1620 French huguenots declare war on King Louis XIII
1672 Giovanni Cassini discovers Rhea, a satellite of Saturn
1672 Giovanni Cassini discovers Rhea, a satellite of Saturn
1672 Giovanni Cassini discovers Rhea, a satellite of Saturn
1688 English king Jacob II flees to France
1690 John Flamsteed sees Uranus but doesn't realize it's undiscovered
1690 John Flamsteed sees Uranus but doesn't realize it's undiscovered
1690 John Flamsteed observes Uranus without realizing it's undiscovered
1715 Russian/Prussian troops occupy Stralsund
1724 Emperor Charles VI names Maria Elisabeth land guardian of Aust Neth
1728 Prussian Emperor Karel VI sign Treaty of Berlin
1751 France sets plan to tax clergymen
1776 Continental Congress negotiates a war loan of $181,500 from France
1776 Thomas Paine writes "These are the times that try men's souls"
1779 Benedict Arnold court-martialed for improper conduct
1783 Washington resigns as US Army's commander-in-chief
1788 Maryland votes to cede a 10ı mile area for Dist of Columbia
1793 Thomas Jefferson warned of slave revolts in West Indies
1823 "Visit from St Nicholas" by C Moore published in Troy (NY) Sentinel
1832 Dutch troops in Antwerp surrender
1834 Joseph Hansom of London receives patent for Hansom cabs
1852 1st Chinese theater in US, Celestial John, opens in San Francisco
1862 Union Gen Ben "Beast" Butler is proclaimed a "felon, outlaw & common enemy of mankind" by Jefferson Davis
1867 1st self-made millionairess (Sarah Breedlove-hair straightner)
1876 Turkey's 1st constitution proclaimed
1888 Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh cuts off his left ear
1893 Opera "H„nsel und Gretel" is produced (Weimar)
1894 Debussy's ballet "L'apr‚s-midi d'un faune," premieres in Paris
1899 Fieldmarshal Lord Roberts departs Southampton to South Africa
1899 Southampton: field marshal lord Roberts departures to South Africa
1899 Tentative Turkish & German treaty on construction of Baghdad railway
1907 1st all-steel passengar railroad coach completed, Altoona, Pa
1909 Albert becomes king of Belgians
1911 Frank Wedekind's "Oaha, die Satire der Satire," premieres in Munich
1911 Opera "I Giojelli Della Madonna" is produced (Berlin)
1912 1st "Keystone Kops" film, titled "Hoffmeyer's Legacy"
1912 Aswan Dam in Nile begins operation
1913 President Woodrow Wilson signs Federal Reserve Act into law
1915 J Kern/S Greene's musical "Very Good Eddie," premieres in NYC
1917 3 British warships come close to Holland
1919 1st hospital ship built to move wounded naval personnel launched
1919 Alice H Parker patents gas heating furnace
1920 Ireland is divided into two parts, each with its own parliament
1920 Ireland is divided into two parts, each with its own parliament
1920 Ireland divided into 2 parts, each with its own parliament
1920 King George V signs Home Rule Act
1922 BBC Radio began daily newscasts
1922 Pope Pius XI pleas for peace: encyclical Ubi arcano
1923 Yankees pitcher Carl Mays sold to Reds for $85,000
1925 Sultan Ibn Saud of Nedzjed conquers Djeddah
1926 KEX-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions
1928 NBC sets up a permanent, coast-to-coast radio network
1930 Bette Davis arrives in Hollywood under contract to Universal Studios
1930 Police Bureau of Criminal Alien Investigation started in NYC
1933 Howie Morenz takes over NHL career goal lead at 251
1933 Marinus van der Lubbe sentenced to death
1933 Train crash in Eastern Paris; 230 die
1938 Margaret Hamilton's costume catches fire in filming of "Wizard of Oz"
1939 Finnish counter offensive at Summa
1939 South Australia score 7-821 against Queensland
1940 John Van Druten's "Old Acquaintance," premieres in NYC
1941 American forces on Wake Island surrender to Japanese
1941 British troops overrun Benghazi Libya
1941 Japan begins assault on Rangoon Burma
1942 Allies air attack on Den Helder
1943 1st telecast of a complete opera (Hansel & Gretel), Schenectady, NY
1943 Gen Montgomery told he is appointed commandant for D-day
1944 Beginning of harsh winter
1945 Frederick Astons "Cinderella" premieres in London
1945 Pope Pius XII encyclical Orientals omnes, about Rutheense church
1946 Belgian Council of State forms
1946 Highest ridership in NYC subway history (8.8 million passengers)
1946 U of Tenn refuses to play Duquesne U, because they may use a black player in their basketball game
1947 Transistor invented by Bardeen, Brattain & Shockley at Bell Labs
1947 Transistor invented by Bardeen, Brattain & Shockley at Bell Labs
1947 Transistor invented by Bardeen, Brattain & Shockley in Bell Labs
1951 Last Belgian communities get electricity
1951 1st coast-to-coast televised football game (Dumont paid $75,000) LA Rams beat Cleve Browns 24-17 in NFL championship game
1953 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim "Junior" Gilliam wins NL Rookie of Year
1957 Test Cricket debut for Wally Grout & Bobby Simpson v S Africa
1958 "Party with Comden & Green" opens at John Golden NYC for 38 perfs
1958 Abdallah Ibrahim forms govt of Morocco
1960 De Quay's Dutch govt falls
1960 King Saudi of Saudi-Arabia takes power
1961 KICU TV channel 43 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
1961 Train accident in Italy, 70 die
1961 Fidel Castro announces Cuba will release 1,113 prisoners from failed 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion for $62M worth of food & medical supplies
1962 Cuba starts returning US prisoners from Bay of Pigs invasion
1962 Dallas Texans beat Houston Oilers 20-17 in AFL championship game
1963 Beach Boys 1st appearance on "Shindig"
1963 Fire on Greek ship Laconia, 128 die
1964 India & Ceylon hit by cyclone, about 4,850 killed
1966 Britains rock TV show, "Ready Steady Go," last program
1967 Brussels: NATO-Council accept "Flexible Response"-strategy
1968 Borman, Lovell & Anders are the first men to orbit the moon.
1968 Borman, Lovell & Anders are the first men to orbit the moon.
1968 1st US case of space motion sickness
1968 82 members of US intelligence ship `Pueblo' released by North Korea
1968 Borman, Lovell & Anders become 1st men to orbit Moon
1968 North Korea releases Pueblo crew
1970 7,511th performance of Agatha Christie's "Mousetrap" (record)
1970 French author R‚gis Debray freed in Bolivia
1970 NY World Trade Center reaches highest point (411 m)
1970 USSR performs nuclear test
1972 16 plane crash survivors rescued after 70d, survived by cannabalism
1972 6.25 Earthquake destroys central Managua Nicaragua, 10,000 die
1972 Chandrasekhar takes 8-79 India v England at Delhi
1972 Islanders end 15 games winless streak
1972 "Immaculate Reception" Steelers turns around a 7-6 defeat with a last second touchdown reception against Raiders to win 13-7
1973 six Persian Gulf nations double their oil prices
1973 six Persian Gulf nations double their oil prices
1973 "Young & Restless" premieres on TV
1973 6 Persian Gulf nations double their oil prices
1973 French Caravelle crashes in Morocco, 106 killed
1974 "Good News" opens at St James Theater NYC for 16 performances
1974 Leningrad: premier of Dmitri Sjotakovitsj' Michelangelo-liederen
1975 Congress passes Metric Conversion Act
1975 Congress passes Metric Conversion Act
1975 Congress passes Metric Conversion Act
1975 Peter Seitz makes Andy Messersmith & Dave McNally free agents
1978 Islanders scored 7 goals in 1 period against NY Rangers, Trottier scores 8 points vs Rangers, 5 goals-NHL record 6 pts in 1 period
1979 NY Islanders greatest shutout lose (8-0) vs Chicago Black Hawks
1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 Sam Shepard's "True West," premieres in NYC
1981 Boycott becomes leading run-scorer in Test Crickets with 8033
1983 Journal Science publishes 1st report on nuclear winter
1984 Viv Richards scores 208 in Test Cricket at MCG
1986 Rutan & Yeager make 1st around-the-world flight without refueling
1986 Rutan & Yeager make 1st around-the-world flight without refueling
1986 Rutan & Yeager make 1st around-the-world flight without refueling
1987 Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, serving a life sentence for attempted assassination of Pres Gerald R Ford escapes from Alderson Prison
1990 "Lettice & Lovage" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 284 perfs
1990 Slovenians vote to secede from Yugoslavia
1991 NY Daily News publisher Kevin Maxwell resigns
1994 Baseball owners impose salary cap, fiercely opposed by players
1996 4 women ordained priests in Jamaica, 1st in 330-year Anglican history
1997 Chic Bull coach Phil Jackson is quickest to reach 500 wins (682 games)
1997 Colo Avalanche Jari Kurri is 8th NHLer to score 600 career goals
1997 Terry Nichols found guilty of manslaughter in Okla bombing
1997 US Agriculture Dept estimates it costs $149,820 to raise a child to 18
1997 Woody Allen, 62 weds Soon-Yi Previn 27, adopted daughter of Mia Farrow

That's All....

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