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Monday, December 29, 1969.



Birthdays


1563 Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer
1586 Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona
1678 Gotthard Wagner, composer
1709 Elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia/daughter of Peter the Great
1721 Madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th
1743 Alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer
1767 Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer
1776 Charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric
1792 Archibald Alison, Scottish historian (History of Europe)
1800 Charles Goodyear
1800 Charles Goodyear
1800 Charles Goodyear
1800 Charles Goodyear, invented vulcanization process for rubber
1800 Charles Goodyear
1800 Charles Goodyear, invented vulcanization process for rubber
1800 Charles Goodyear
1800 Charles Goodyear, inventor (vulcanization process for rubber)
1808 Andrew Johnson
1808 Andrew Johnson
1808 Andrew Johnson
1808 Andrew Johnson, 17th President (1865-1869)
1808 Andrew Johnson
1808 Andrew Johnson, 17th President (1865-1869)
1808 Andrew Johnson
1808 Andrew Johnson, Raleigh NC, (Unionist), 17th pres (1865-69)
1808 Gy”rgy Apponyi, Hungarian Parliament member
1809 William Ewart Gladstone, British statesman
1809 William Ewart Gladstone, British statesman
1809 Albert Pike, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1891
1809 William Ewart Gladstone, (Lib) British PM (1868-74, '80-86, '92-94)
1813 Etienne-Joseph Soubre, composer
1831 Adam Badeau, Bvt Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1895
1833 John James Ingalls, (Rep-Ks)
1843 Elisabeth OL, queen of Romania/poet (Rum„nische Dichtungen)
1850 Tomas Breton y Hernandez, composer
1856 Thomas J Stieltjes, mathematician (Stieltjes integral)
1859 Venustiano Carranza, pres of M‚xico (1915-20)
1866 Joseph Limburg, liberal Second-Member of parliament (1905-19)
1869 Bill Howell, cricketer (Australian bowler at turn of century)
1876 Pablo Casals, cellist
1876 Pablo Casals, cellist
1876 Pablo Casals, Vendrell Catalonia Spain, violinist/conductor/composer
1878 Felix M Abel, French bible scholar (J‚rusalem Nouvelle)
1879 Billy Mitchell, aviation hero Gen (WW I)
1880 Jean-Fernand Vaubourgoin, composer
1887 Kiyoshi Nobutoki, composer
1888 Joseph Beran, Czech archbishop of Prague/cardinal
1890 Jozef Cantr‚, Flemish sculptor/wood carver
1892 Emory Parnell, St Paul MN, actress (Rocket Man, County Fair)
1896 David Alfaro Siqueiros, M‚xico, painter/muralist (Lib of Chile)
1897 Hermann Heiss, composer
1898 Jeanne Leleu, composer
1900 Willie Humphrey, jazz Clarinetist
1903 Clyde McCoy, jazz trumpeter/bandleader
1907 James Gardner, designer
1908 Claire Dodd, AR, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy)
1908 Gerben Sonderman, Dutch test pilot (Fokker)
1912 Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Melbourne Australia, composer (Triad)
1913 Laurence Gower, academic
1915 Charles L[eonard] Harness, US, sci-fi author (Paradox Men, Wolfhead)
1915 John P W Meefout, Dutch sculptor (Laying Woman)
1915 Robert Ruark, US writer (Something of Value)
1917 Tom Bradley, (Mayor-D-LA) (1973- )
1919 Pieter Terpstra, Dutch journalist/writer (De dei is forroun/Havank-T)
1919 Roman Vlad, composer
1920 Syd Dernley, hangman
1920 Viveca Lindfors, Uppsala Sweden, actress (Way We Were, Welcome to LA)
1921 Dobrica Cosic, writer
1921 Mala Powers, SF Calif, actress (Cyrano de Bergerac) [or 12/20/31]
1927 Jim Simpson, Wash DC, sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball)
1928 Bernard Cribbins, Oldham England, actor (Val Doonican Show)
1930 Willy Giefer, composer
1931 Barbara Steele, England, actress (Castle of Blood, Dark Shadows)
1932 Inga Swenson, Omaha Nebraska, actress (Gretchen-Benson)
1933 Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist
1934 Ed Flanders, Minneapolis Mn, actor (Dr Westphall-St Elsewhere)
1934 Tom Jarriel, LaGrange Ga, newscaster (ABC Weekend News, 20/20)
1935 Tony Bramall, England, auto dealer/multi-millionaire (Harrogate)
1936 Mary Tyler Moore
1936 Mary Tyler Moore
1936 Mary Tyler Moore
1936 Mary Tyler Moore
1936 Mary Tyler Moore
1936 Ray Nitschke, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers)
1936 Vitaly Alexeyevich Godzyatsky, composer
1937 Mary Tyler Moore, Bkln, actress (Mary Tyler Moore, Ordinary People)
1938 Jon Voight
1938 Jon Voight
1938 Jon Voight
1938 Jon Voight
1938 Jon Voight
1938 Jon Voight, Yonkers, NY, actor (Deliverance, Midnight Cowboy)
1938 Wayne Huizenga, CEO (Waste Management, Blockbuster, Miami Dolphins)
1939 Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, president of Maldives (1978- )
1940 Brigitte Kronauer, writer
1940 Ed Buce, Keiser Ar, country singer (Texas)
1940 Peter Koelewijn, Dutch writer/vocalist (Come off that Roof)
1941 Ray Thomas, England, rock vocalist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin)
1942 Jerry Summers, rocker
1943 JHR Maij-Wegge, Dutch traffic minister (19..-94)
1944 Rodney Redmond, NZ cricket (opener scored century in Test v Pak 1973)
1945 Adje Roland, Dutch disc-jockey
1946 Marianne Faithfull
1946 Marianne Faithfull
1946 Marianne Faithfull
1946 Marianne Faithfull
1946 Marianne Faithfull
1946 Laffit Pincay Jr, jockey (Ky Derby 1984, Belmont 1982-84, Swale)
1946 Marianne Faithfull, Hampstead England, vocalist (Money)
1946 Paul Trible, (Sen-R-Va)
1947 Ted Danson
1947 Ted Danson
1947 Ted Danson
1947 Ted Danson
1947 Ted Danson
1947 Cozy Powell, England, rock drummer (Jeff Beck Group, Whitesnake, ELP)
1947 Ted Danson, SD Calif, actor (Sam Malone-Cheers, 3 Men & a Baby)
1949 Syed Kirmani, cricketer (Indian keeper after Engineer)
1950 Jon Polito, Phila, actor (Fire With Fire, Homicide)
1951 Laurel Masse, Holland Mich, jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Operator)
1951 Yvonne Elliman, US actress/singer (I Don't Know How to Love Him)
1952 Gelsey Kirkland, Bethlehem Pa, ballerina/druggie (Nutcracker)
1952 Nikolai Andrianov, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1972, 76, 80)
1953 Kate Schmidt, US javelin thrower (Olympic-bronze-1972)
1954 Ed Autry
1954 Ed Autry
1954 Ed Autry
1954 Ed Autry
1954 Ed Autry
1954 Glenn Myernick, Trenton NJ, US soccer coach (Olympics-gold-96)
1954 Roger Voudouris, Sacramento Ca, rock vocalist
1955 Jan Pijnenburg, Dutch rock drummer (Doe Maar-Bomb)
1955 Neil Giraldo, rocker (Pat Benatar Band)
1956 Dolf de Vries, Dutch musical/director/arranger (Josephine)
1958 Curt Allen Byrum, Onida SD, PGA golfer (1989 Hardee's Golf Classic)
1959 Leslie Graves, Silver City NM, actress (Brenda-Capitol)
1959 Paula Poundstone, comedienne (Emmy Awards)
1960 Dave Gilbert, cricketer (Aussie pace bowler in 9 Tests 1985-86)
1960 David Boon, cricketer (short backward square from Tasmania)
1961 Robert Louis Tewdwr Moss, journalist/travel writer
1962 Devon White, Kingston Jamacia, outfielder (Florida Marlins)
1964 Craig Grebeck, Cerritos CA, infielder (Florida Marlins)
1964 Kimberly Russell, actress (Sarah-Head of the Class)
1965 David Delfino, hockey goaltender (Team Italy 1998)
1966 Bruce Bulina, Vancouver BC, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 Alberta Open)
1966 Drew Hartt, Calgary Alta, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 Desert Tour)
1967 Henry Jones, NFL safety (Buffalo Bills)
1967 Jason Gould, son of Elliot Gould/Barbra Streisand, (Prince of Tides)
1967 Kevin Toth, Cleveland Ohio, shot putter
1967 Tony Tolbert, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
1968 Carlo H L Ponti Jr, son of Carlo Ponti & Sophia Loren
1968 Darren Perry, NFL free safety (Pitts Steelers)
1968 James Mouton, Denver CO, outfielder (Houston Astros)
1968 James Mouton, outfielder (Houston Astros)
1970 Yaroslav Ihorovych Pustovyi, Kostroma Ukraine, cosmonaut
1971 Jay Fiedler, NFL quarterback (Phila Eagles)
1971 Jay Fiedler, WLAF QB (Amsterdam Admirals)
1971 Margot Thien, SD Calif, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
1971 Mark Montreuil, NFL cornerback (SD Chargers)
1971 Toby Mills, WLAF corner (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1972 Jude Law
1972 Jude Law
1972 Jude Law
1972 Jude Law
1972 Jude Law
1972 Jessica Lee McMinn, Miss North Carolina USA (1996)
1972 Malcolm Seabron, NFL wide receiver (Houston Oilers)
1972 Melissa Hall, Miss USA-Minnesota (1997)
1972 Randy Neal, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
1973 Tomas Perez, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
1974 Brad Hodge, cricketer (promising Victorian middle-order batsman)
1974 James Darling, linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
1974 Tom Knight, cornerback (Arizona Cardinals)
1975 Kalin Olson, Hot Springs Ark, playmate (Aug 1997)
1979 Laura Larson, Miss Maine Teen USA (1996)
1985 Alexa Ray Joel, daughter of Billy Joel & Christie Brinkley

Events


1503 Battle at Carigliano: Spanish army beats France
1539 St Jacobs Church burns after being hit by lightning
1541 Isabella of Poland & King Ferdinand of Austria sign Treaty of Gyalu
1558 Charles V, German emperor, buried
1705 Prosper Jolyot's "Idomen‚e," premieres in Paris
1708 Great Alliance occupies Gent
1778 English troops occupy Savannah, Georgia
1782 1st nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston
1813 British burn Buffalo, NY during War of 1812
1837 Canadian militia destroy Caroline, a US steamboat docked at Buffalo
1837 Steam-powered threshing machine patented, Winthrop, Maine
1841 King/grand duke Willem II installs Order of Eikenkroon
1845 Texas becomes the 28th state
1845 Texas becomes the 28th state
1845 Texas admitted as 28th state
1848 Gas lights installed at White House for 1st time
1848 Gas lights installed at White House for 1st time
1848 Gas lights 1st installed at White House (Polk's administration)
1851 1st Young Men's Christian Association chapter opened (Boston)
1852 Emma Snodgrass arrested in Boston for wearing pants
1857 Franz Liszt's "Die Hunnenschlacht," premieres in Weimar
1862 Battle of Chichasaw Bayou: confederate armies defeat Gen Sherman
1862 Bowling ball invented
1864 Fire Dept celebrates 1st annual ball
1867 1st telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck & Co, NY
1876 11 passenger cars crash in a ravine near Ashtabula Ohio, 92 die
1876 Fr‚d‚ric A Bartholdi (Statue of Liberty sculptor) weds Jeanne-Emilie
1885 Gottlieb Daimler patents 1st bike (Germany)
1890 US 7th Cavalry massacre 200+ captive Sioux at Wounded Knee, SD
1891 Edison patents "transmission of signals electrically" (radio)
1895 Dr L S Jameson begins failed raid on Johannesburg
1899 English fleet brings German postschip Bundesrath up
1900 General Viljoen surprise attack British garrison to Helvetia
1903 French Equatorial Africa separates into Gabon, Chad & Ubangi-Shari
1906 Montreal Wanderers beat New Glasgow (NS) for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1906)
1908 Patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc
1911 San Francisco Symphony is formed.
1911 San Francisco Symphony is formed.
1911 Proclamation restores "Dei Gratia" from Canada's coins
1911 SF Symphony formed
1913 1st movie serial, "Adventures of Kathlyn," premieres in Chicago
1920 The netherlands/Venezuela recover diplomatic relations
1920 Yugoslav govt bans communist party
1921 William Lyon Mackenzie King succeeded Arthur Meighen as Canadian PM
1922 Dutch Constitution proclaimed
1922 Revised Netherlands Law proclaims suffrage
1926 Vatican puts French fascist Charles Maurras' work on the index
1926 Victoria (1107) beat NSW (221 & 230) by an innings 656 runs
1929 Police arrest Sukarno & 100s PNI-leaders
1930 Fred P Newton completes longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minn, to New Orleans
1931 Identification of heavy water publicly announced, HC Urey
1931 Identification of heavy water publicly announced, HC Urey
1931 Identification of heavy water publicly announced, HC Urey
1931 Victoria score 7 for 435 in second innings to beat NSW
1933 Yank refuses to release Babe Ruth so he can manage the Cin Reds
1934 1st collegiate basketball doubleheader (MSG)
1934 Federico Garc¡a Lorca's "Yerma," premieres in Madrid
1934 Japan renounces Wash Naval Treaty of 1922 & London Treaty of 1930
1937 Pan Am starts San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand service.
1937 Pan Am starts San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand service.
1937 2nd Irish constitution goes into effect; Irish Free State renamed Erie
1937 Ireland adopts constitution (Irish Free State becomes Eire)
1937 Lou Thesz beats E Marshall in St Louis, to become wrestling champ
1937 Pan Am starts San Francisco-to-Auckland, New Zealand service
1938 Construction on Lake Washington Floating Bridge, Seattle, begins
1940 Germany begins dropping incendiary bombs on London (WW II)
1940 NFL Pro Bowl: Chi Bears beats NFL All-Stars 28-14
1944 Belgian nazi L‚on Degrelle at default to the death sentenced
1944 Gen Eisenhowers train returns to Versailles
1947 Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine
1948 "Rape of Lucretia" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 23 performances
1948 Canada recognizes Israel
1948 US State Dept announces work on placing objects into Earth orbit
1949 first UHF TV station operating regular basis, Bridgeport CT
1949 first UHF TV station operating regular basis, Bridgeport CT
1949 1st UHF television station operating regular basis (Bridgeport Ct)
1949 Hungary nationalized its industries
1951 Flying Enterprise in difficulty in Canal
1952 first transistorized hearing aid offered for sale, Elmsford NY
1952 first transistorized hearing aid offered for sale, Elmsford NY
1952 1st transistorized hearing aid offered for sale (Elmsford NY)
1954 Kingdom of Netherlands, with Netherlands & Netherlands Antilles as autonomous parts, comes into being
1955 Barbra Streisand's 1st recording "You'll Never Know" at age 13
1957 Detroit Lions beat Cleve Browns 50-14 in NFL championship game
1957 Singers Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas
1958 Balt Colts beat NY Giants 23-17 in NFL championship game
1958 TV soap "Young Dr Malone" debuts
1959 Saul Levitt's "Andersonville Trial," premieres in NYC
1962 Doug Walters makes 1st-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 8 days
1963 52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2)
1965 "Thunderball" premieres in US
1965 CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year
1965 Supremes release "My World is Empty Without You"
1966 Pirate Radio Phoenix, 1st transmission (Worcester, Mass)
1967 Star Trek's "Trouble With Tribbles" 1st airs
1967 Turkish-Cypriot government forms in Cyprus
1968 Balt Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game
1968 Israeli commandos destroy 13 Lebanese airplanes
1968 NY Jets beat Oakland Raiders 27-23 in AFL championship game
1969 NY Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball & challenge the reserve clause
1972 Eastern Tristar Jumbo Jet crashes near Everglades killing 101
1972 Life magazine ceases publication
1972 Test Cricket debut of Jeff Thomson & Max Walker v Pakistan at MCG
1974 Murray Schisgal's "All Over Town," premieres in NYC
1975 11 killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in NYC
1977 Ronald Ribman's "Cold Storage," premieres in NYC
1978 Shah of Iran, asks Shapour Bahktiar to form a civilian govt
1978 Spain constitution goes into effect
1978 Test Cricket debut of Allan Robert Border, v England at the MCG
1979 Red Army beats NY Islanders 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
1980 Shuttle STS-1 moves from Vandenberg AFB to Launch Complex 39A
1982 Bob Marley postage stamp issued in Jamaica
1982 Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant ends his career with Alabama (323 wins)
1983 Gavaskar makes the highest Test Cricket score by an Indian, 236* v WI
1983 Graeme Yallop completes 268 v Pakistan at cricket MCG
1983 US announced withdrawal from UNESCO
1984 5th United Negro College Fund
1984 Blues took 27 shots against Islanders in 1 period
1984 Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi claims victory in parlimetary elections
1988 Soviet Red Army Team edges NY Islanders, 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
1988 Victorian Post Office Museum in Australia closes
1989 Jane Pauley says goodbye to NBC's "Today" show
1989 Vaclav Havel becomes president of Czechoslovakia
1989 Wayne Gretzky & Martina Navratilova, named athletes of decade by AP
1990 Olympic gymnist Mary Lou Retton weds Shannon Kelley
1991 "Christmas Carol" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 14 perfs
1991 12th United Negro College Fund
1991 Boeing 747-200F of China Airlines crash into mountain at Taipei
1992 Gov Cuomo grants Jean Harris (Scarsdale Diet Dr killer) clemency
1993 Courtney Love sues doctors for leaking news of her methadone treatment
1993 Todd Bridges arrested for transporting methamphetamine (speed)
1994 B737-400 flies into a mountain at Edremit East Turkey, 54 killed
1994 Bangladesh govt of Zia resigns
1994 Billionaire J Paul Getty Jr marries Victoria Holdsworth on Barbados
1994 Last Dutch electro-magnetic telephone exchange shuts down
1994 Shane Warne takes a hat-trick v England at cricket MCG
1996 "Dreams & Nightmares" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
1996 "Skylight" closes at Royale Theater NYC after
1996 "Taking Sides" closes at Atkinson Theater NYC
1997 Carquest Bowl 8: Georgia Tech beats West Virginia, 35-30
1997 Hong Kong begins slaughtering all its chickens to prevent bird flu
1997 Orville Lynn Majors, 36, arrested for many deaths under his care
1997 Russia signs agreement to build a $3B nuclear power plant in China

That's All....

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