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Tuesday, December 30, 1969.



Birthdays


39 Titus, 10th Roman emperor (79-81), conqueror of Jerusalem
1566 Alessandro Piccinini, composer
1569 Georg Quitschreiber, composer
1644 Philips van Almonde, Dutch Zeeuws lt-admiral
1678 William Croft, composer
1741 Bartolomeo Giacometti, composer
1756 Pavel Vranicky, composer
1774 Pieter G Witsen Geysbeek, Dutch historian/literary [or Dec 31]
1775 Heinrich Carl Ebell, composer
1784 Dorothea von Benckendorff, Baltic monarch of Lieven
1818 James Cantey, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1874
1819 John White Geary, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1873
1819 Theodor Fontane, German writer (Effi Briest)
1828 Mark Perrin Lowrey, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1885
1847 John Peter Altgeld, German/US (Gov-Ill)/pardoned Haymarket-anarchists
1848 Mary Frances Allitsen, composer
1851 Asa Griggs Candler, developed Coca-Cola
1851 Asa Griggs Candler, developed Coca-Cola
1851 Asa Griggs Candler, developed Coca-Cola
1853 Andre-Charles-Prosper Messager, composer
1855 Heinrich Hart, German writer (Song of Humanity)
1859 Josef Bohuslav Foerster, composer
1864 Alessandro Longo, composer
1865 Rudyard Kipling
1865 Rudyard Kipling
1865 Rudyard Kipling
1865 Rudyard Kipling
1865 Rudyard Kipling
1865 Rudyard Kipling, Bombay, author (Jungle Book, Gunga Din-Nobel 1907)
1867 Simon Guggenheim, philanthropist (died aboard Titanic)
1869 Adolphe Max, Belgian Rep (Lib)
1869 Stephen Leacock, Canada, economist/humorist/professor
1872 William A Larned, tennis champ (US Open-1901)
1879 Sri Ramana Maharshi, Hindu philosopher/yogi (Maharshi Research Inst)
1880 Alfred Einstein, German/US musicologist/nephew of Albert Einstein
1883 Lester Patrick, NHL pioneer
1883 Mary Forbes, Hornsey England, actress (Terror by Night)
1884 Tojo Hideki, Japanese Prime Minister in WWII
1884 Tojo Hideki, Japanese Prime Minister in WWII
1884 Karl Heinrich David, composer
1884 Tojo Hideki, Japanese PM during WW II
1887 Henry George Ley, composer
1889 Georg von der Vring, German painter/writer (Soldier Suhren)
1891 Antoine Pinay, French premier (1952)/minister of Foreign affairs
1892 Jaromir Fiala, composer
1892 John Litel, Albany WI, actor (Virginia City, My Hero)
1895 August De Boodt, Belgian politician
1896 Tom Keene, Rochester NY, actor (Our Daily Bread)
1898 Vincent Lopez, Bkln NY, orch leader (Welcome Aboard)
1904 Dmitri B Kabalevsky, St Petersburg Russia, composer (In the Fire) [NS]
1905 Emmanuel Levinas, philosopher
1906 Carol Reed, motion picture director (3rd Man)
1906 Johan A earl von Kielmansegg, German general/commandant NATO-Europe
1907 Christina E "Christine" Auwen, Dutch model/singer (Haghezangers)
1907 Robert Grant Grant-Ferris, politician
1910 Dennis Morgan, actor (Cattle Town, Canyon Pass, Waterfront)
1910 Herman van der Horst, Dutch cinematographer (Faja Lobbi)
1910 Paul Frederic Bowles, US composer/writer (Shelting Sky)
1911 Jeanette Nolan, LA Calif, actress (Richard Boone Show, Virginian)
1913 Svend Simon Schultz, composer
1914 Bert Parks
1914 Bert Parks
1914 Bert Parks
1914 Bert Parks
1914 Bert Parks
1914 Bert Parks, [Jacobson], Atlanta Ga, TV host (Miss America)
1917 Nancy Coleman, Everett WA, actress (Edge of Darkness)
1918 W Eugene Smith, US photographer (Saipan, Walk to Paradise Garden)
1919 David Valentine Willcocks, composer
1919 Dick Spooner, England, cricket wicketkeeper (Godfrey Evans' shadow)
1919 Jo Van Fleet, Oakland, actress (Gunfight at OK Corral, East of Eden)
1920 Aad de Haas, Dutch religious painter/graphic artist/cartoonist
1920 Michael Allinson, London England (George Washington)
1921 Michael Hollings, catholic priest/crusader
1921 Rashid Karami, Lebanon, 10 time PM: 1955..87 of Lebanon
1923 Sara A Lidman, Swedish author (Jag Och Min Son, Samtal in Hanoi)
1926 Stanley Tracey, composer
1927 Bernard Barrow, NYC, actor (Ryan's Hope, Louie Slavinsky-Loving)
1927 M Lawrence Antouin, college president (Emeritis)
1928 Bo Diddley
1928 Bo Diddley
1928 Bo Diddley
1928 Bo Diddley
1928 Bo Diddley
1928 Bo Diddley, [Ellas Bates], Miss, rock `n' roll pioneer (Bo Diddley)
1928 Jack Lord, NYC, actor (Steve McGarrett-Hawaii 5-0, God's Little Acre)
1929 Barbara Nichols, Jamaica NY, actress (Dear Heart, Disorderly Orderly)
1929 Bob Bouma, Dutch TV host (For a Postcard in the Front Row)
1930 Jerome Theisen, benedictine
1931 Charles A Bassett II, Dayton Ohio, Captain USAF/astronaut
1931 Richard Christ, writer
1931 Skeeter Davis, [Mary Penick], Dry Ridge Ky, singer (End of World)
1932 John Hillerman, Denison Tx, actor (Magnum PI, Blazing Saddles)
1934 Russ Tamblyn
1934 Russ Tamblyn
1934 Russ Tamblyn
1934 Russ Tamblyn
1934 Russ Tamblyn
1934 Barry Briggs, NZ auto maker (World Champion 1957, 58, 64, 66)
1934 Nicolas Coster, Lond, actor (Our Private World, Ryan's Four) [or 12/3]
1934 Russ Tamblyn, LA Calif, actor (Win Place or Steal, Twin Peaks)
1935 Sandy Koufax
1935 Sandy Koufax
1935 Sandy Koufax
1935 Sandy Koufax
1935 Sandy Koufax
1935 Bruno Canino, composer
1935 Omar [Albert B] Bongo, president of Gabon (1967- )
1935 Sandy Koufax, Dodger pitcher (Cy Young '63, '65, '66, perfect-1967)
1937 Noel Paul Stookey
1937 Noel Paul Stookey
1937 Noel Paul Stookey
1937 Noel Paul Stookey
1937 Noel Paul Stookey
1937 John Hartford, NYC, country singer (Gentle on My Mind)
1937 Paul Stookey, singer/musician (Peter, Paul, & Mary)
1938 Joseph Bologna, Brooklyn NY, actor (Citizen Cohn, My Favorite Year)
1939 Del Shannon, [Charles Westover], Coopersville Mich, rocker (Runaway)
1939 Doeke Eisma, sociologist/Dutch MP (D66)
1940 James Burrows, TV producer/director (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers)
1942 Michael Nesmith
1942 Michael Nesmith
1942 Michael Nesmith
1942 Michael Nesmith
1942 Michael Nesmith
1942 Fred Ward, SD Calif, actor (Chain Reaction, Thunderheart, Equinox)
1942 Michael Nesmith, Houston, rocker (Monkees-Last Train to Clarksville)
1942 Robert Quine, rocker
1943 Rolf Gehlhaar, composer
1945 Davy Jones
1945 Davy Jones
1945 Davy Jones
1945 Davy Jones
1945 Davy Jones
1945 Davy Jones, Manchester Eng, singer (Monkees-Last Train to Clarksville)
1945 John Kevin Moorhouse, test pilot
1945 Preston Andrew Trombly, composer
1947 Jeff Lynne, rocker (ELO-Telephone Line, Travelling Wilburys)
1947 Michael Burns, Mineola LI, actor (Barnaby West-Wagon Train)
1947 Stephanus S "Tian" van Merwe, leader (South Africa Democratic Party)
1948 Surinder Amarnath, cricketer (son of Lala 124 on debut v NZ 1976)
1949 Bruce Davidson, equestrian 3-day (Olympics-silver-96)
1950 Yunus I Mahomed, South African attorney/leader (UDF)
1951 Nancy LaMott, singer
1952 Larry Bartlett, photographic printer
1952 Somtow Sucharitkul, [SP Somtow], Thailand, sf author (Utopia Hunters)
1953 Daniel T Barry, Norwalk Ct, PhD/MD/astronaut (STS 72)
1956 "Chrie" Samba (Mbimba N'zinga), Zare painter (Pitie la prostitue)
1956 Patricia Kalember, actress (Sisters)
1956 Sheryl Lee Ralph, actress (Moesia, Designing Women)
1956 Suzy Bogguss, Aledo Ill, singer (I Want to be a Cowboy's Sweetheart)
1957 Matt Lauer, TV host (Today Show)
1957 Patricia Kalember, Schnectady NY, actress (Georgie Whitsig-Sisters)
1958 Brandon Clark, NYC, actor (Sean-The Fitzpatricks)
1958 Steven L Smith, Phoenix Arizona, astronaut (STS 68, 82)
1959 Tracey Ullman
1959 Tracey Ullman
1959 Tracey Ullman
1959 Tracey Ullman
1959 Tracey Ullman
1959 Tracey Ullman, Slough England, singer/actress (Tracey Ullman Show)
1960 Addy Bucek, Australian 470 class yachter (Olympics-9-92, 96)
1961 Ben Johnson, 100m runner (Olympic-gold-1988-disqualified)
1961 Sue Malaxos, Australian marathoner (Olympics-96)
1962 Paul Crowder, rocker (The Adventures-Sea of Love)
1963 Alessandra Mussolini, Naples Italy, actress (Ferragosto OK)
1963 Johnny van 't Schip, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, Genua)
1963 Milan Srejber, Czech, tennis star
1963 Robert Jenkins, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
1964 Kimberly Taylor, [Cindy], model/Penthouse Pet (1990)
1964 Kris Tschetter, Detroit MI, LPGA golfer (1992 Northgate Computer)
1965 Brad McNamara, cricketer (NSW all-rounder)
1965 David Baker, Sheffield England, UK cyclist
1965 Tony Jones, WLAF receiver (Amsterdam Admirals, Frankfurt Galaxy)
1967 Colleen Miller, Winnipeg Manitoba, rower (Olympics-96)
1968 Kevin Dahl, Regina, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
1968 Sean Higgins, NBA guard/forward (Phila 76ers, Portland Trailblazers)
1969 Anthuan Maybank, Georgetown SC, 200m/400m runner
1969 Jeff Thomason, NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1969 Michelle McGann, West Palm Beach FL, golfer (1995 Sara Lee Classic)
1970 Grant Carter, CFL defensive end (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1970 Gus Nketia, Auckland NZ, 100m sprint (Olympics-96)
1970 Kevin Salvadori, NBA center (Sacramento Kings)
1970 Robert Hall, WLAF wide reciever (Amsterdam Admirals)
1971 Scotty Lewis, WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1971 Steve Hardin, NFL/WLAF offensive tackle (Ind Colts, Rhein Fire)
1971 Sylvester Wright, NFL linebacker (Phila Eagles)
1971 Thomas Strzalkowski, Krakow Poland, US fencer-sabre (Olympics-96)
1972 Kerry Collins, NFL quarterback (Carolina Panthers)
1972 Loren Meyer, NBA center (Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks)
1972 Maureen Flannigan, actress (Evie-Out of This World)
1973 Don Reid, NBA guard/forward (Detroit Pistons)
1973 Robert Walker, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1975 Tiger Woods
1975 Tiger Woods
1975 Tiger Woods
1975 Tiger Woods
1975 Tiger Woods
1975 Tiger Woods, golfer
1976 Rhoshii Wells, Austin Tx, middleweight boxer (Olympics-bronze-96)
1976 Solveig Lilja Gudmundsdottir, Miss Iceland Universe (1997)
1978 Dikla Hamdy, Miss Israel Universe (1997)
1980 Eliza Dushku, Boston MA, actress (This Boy's Life, True Lies, Journey)
1983 Rachel & Ross Trudeau, twins of Jane Pauley & Gerry Trudeau

Events


274 St Felix I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
987 French King Hugo Capet crowns his son Robert the compassionate king
1317 Pontifical degree "Sancta Romania" against spiritualists
1621 English king James I cracks Protestation of Parliament
1665 "Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi departs to Constantinople
1666 Abraham Crijnssen departs to Suriname
1672 Baron Karl Rabenhaupt occupies Coevorden Neth
1685 Don Francisco de Agurto installed as land guardian of S Netherlands
1689 Henry Purcell & Tates opera "Dido & Aeneas," premieres in Chesea
1703 Tokyo hit by Earthquake; about 37,000 die
1731 1st US music concert (Peter Pelham's great room in Boston)
1794 French troops conquer Grave Neth
1809 Wearing masks at balls is forbidden in Boston
1809 Wearing masks at balls is forbidden in Boston
1809 Wearing masks at balls forbidden in Boston
1813 Danzig surrenders to allied armies
1817 first coffee is planted in Hawaii
1817 first coffee is planted in Hawaii
1817 1st coffee planted in Hawaii (Kona)
1835 After gold discovery in Ga, Cherokees forced to move across Miss R
1835 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin sails from NZ to Sydney
1836 Lehman-theater in St Petersburg catches fire; 100s die
1844 Opera "Stradella" after being rewritten is produced (Hamburg)
1853 Gadsden Purchase 45,000 sq miles by Gila River from Mexico for $10 million. Area is now southern Arizona & New Mexico
1853 Gadsden Purchase 45,000 sq miles by Gila River from Mexico for $10 million. Area is now southern Arizona & New Mexico
1853 Gadsden Purchase 45,000 mi (120,000 km) by Gila River from Mxico for $10 million, area is now southern Arizona & New Mxico
1854 Pennsylvania Rock Oil Co, 1st in US, incorporated in NYC
1861 US, banks stops payments in gold
1869 Philadelphia Knights of Labor forms
1873 American Metrological Society forms (NYC) weights, measures & money
1875 Andrassy Note calls for Christian-Muslim religious freedoms
1877 Johnannes Brahms' 2nd Symphony in D, premieres in Vienna
1879 Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," premieres
1884 Anton Bruckner's 7th Symphony in E, premieres in Leipzig
1888 Belgium: king Leopold II installs Order of African Star
1892 Dr Miles V Lynk, physician, publishes 1st Black medical journal
1893 Russia signs military accord with France
1896 Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-5
1897 Province of Zululand annexed to Natal colony
1903 American Political Science Association founded at New Orleans
1903 Fire at Chicago's Iriquois Theater kills 602
1906 Iran becomes a constitutional monarchy
1907 Abraham Mills' commission declares Abner Doubleday invented baseball
1908 Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers outscore Edmonton, 13-10 in 2 game set
1911 Crickets S F Barnes takes 5-6 in 1st 11 overs v Aust at MCG
1911 Sun Yat-sen elected 1st pres of Republic of China
1913 Barnes takes 17 wickets vs South Africa (8-56 & 9-103)
1915 Cromarty Harbour, Scot-British cruiser Natal explodes: 405 die
1917 -32F (-36C) in Mountain City, Tennessee (state record)
1917 -37F (-38C) in Lewisburg, WV (state record)
1918 John E Hoover decides to be called J Edgar Hoover
1922 Soviet Union organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR & Transcaucasian SSR
1924 Edwin Hubble announces existence of other Milky Way systems
1924 Edwin Hubble announces existence of other Milky Way systems
1924 Edwin Hubble announces existence of other galactic systems
1925 NSW score 705 against Victoria, go from 8-475 to 9-701
1926 Paul Eliot Greens "In Abraham's Bosom," premieres in NYC
1926 Chicago Tribune reports the Tigers threw a 4-game series to the White Sox in 1917 to help Chicago win the pennant (never substaniated)
1927 Japan dedicates 1st subway in Orient (route under 2 miles long)
1929 Cole Porter's musical "Wake Up & Dream," premieres in NYC
1929 Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority incorporates
1932 Bradman out for a duck v England at cricket MCG
1933 -50F (-46C) in Bloomfield, Vermont (state record)
1933 Govt disallows NSB-membership for civil service
1933 Jack Badcock scores 274 v Victoria, Tasmania's 1st double-ton
1935 Italian bombers destroy Swedish Red Cross unit in Ethiopia
1936 United Auto Workers stage 1st sit-down strike, at Fisher Body Plant
1938 Electronic television system patented, VK Zworykin
1938 Electronic television system patented, VK Zworykin
1938 Electronic television system patented (V K Zworykin)
1939 Bradman scores 267 SA v Vic, world record 34th double cricket century
1939 O'Reilly takes 14-45 (8-23 & 6-22) as NSW crush Qld in 2 days
1940 California's 1st freeway, (Arroyo Seco Parkway), opens
1941 Al Capone's son Sonny marries in Miami Beach
1941 Nazibezetters oblige artsen member to become of Artsenkamer
1941 Nazis require Dutch physicians to join Nazi organization
1941 Winston Churchill addresses Canadian parliament
1943 Phillies trade Babe Dahlgren to Pitts for Babe Phelps & cash
1944 King George II of Greece, abdicates his throne
1947 36th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
1947 King Michael of Romania, forced by communists abdicates his throne
1947 Romanian republic proclaimed
1948 "Kiss Me, Kate" opens at New Century Theater NYC for 1077 performances
1949 India recognizes People's Republic of China
1950 Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia become Independent states in France Union
1952 Tuskegee Inst reports 1952 as 1st yr in 71 with no lynchings in US
1954 "House of Flowers" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 165 performances
1954 1st use of 24-sec shot clock in pro basketball (Rochester vs Boston)
1954 Harold Arlen/Truman Capotes musical premieres in NYC
1956 NY Giants beat Chicago Bears 47-7 in NFL championship game
1957 Israeli govt of Ben-Gurion, resigns
1957 New York Giants win NFL championship
1958 French franc devalued
1959 George Washington, 1st ballistic missile sub commissioned
1961 Moscow: premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' 4th Symphony (out 1936)
1962 Green Bay Packers beat NY Giants 16-7 in NFL championship game
1963 "Let's Make A Deal," debuts on NBC-TV
1963 Congress authorizes Kennedy half dollar
1963 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship
1964 Edward Albee's "Tiny Alice," premieres in NYC
1965 Ferdinand Marcos inaugurated as president of the Phillipines
1967 Beatles' "Hello Goodbye," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
1967 Great Western Forum opens in LA
1968 -48F (-44C), Mazama & Winthrop, Washington (state record)
1969 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1970 Paul McCartney sues his bandmates to dissolve the Beatles
1971 Long Island NHL franchise purchased (NY Islanders)
1971 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1972 Pres Nixon halts bombing of North Vietnam & announces peace talks
1973 1st picture of a comet from space (Comet Kohoutek-Skylab)
1973 Miami Dolphins beat Oakland Raiders 27-10 in AFC championship game
1973 Minn Vikings beat Dallas Cowboys 27-10 in NFC championship game
1974 Beatles are legally disbanded (4 years after suit was brought)
1975 Democratic Republic of Madagascar founded
1975 Democratic Republic of Madagascar founded
1975 "Boccaccio" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 7 performances
1975 Constitution of Democratic Republic of Madagascar comes into force
1976 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1977 Carter holds 1st news conf by US pres in Eastern Europe (Warsaw)
1978 "King & I" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 719 performances
1978 Ohio State dismisses Woody Hayes as its football coach
1979 Rock group, Emerson, Lake & Palmer break up
1979 Togo adopts constitution
1980 "Wonderful World of Disney," last performance on NBC-TV
1981 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record of 50 goals by 39th game of season
1982 Anthony Shaffers "Whodunnit," premieres in NYC
1982 England defeat Australia by three runs at cricket MCG
1982 US Assay Office in New York City, NY closes
1984 Miss Elizabeth (Hulette) & Macho Man Randy Savage (Poffo) wed
1985 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 released
1985 Pakistan restores constitution
1987 Australia hang on for draw v NZ at MCG, 1 wkt left 17 runs short
1987 Premier Mugabe elected president of Zimbabwe
1988 Canadian Senate OK's free trade pact; with US
1988 Former Soviet Pres Brezhnev's son-in-law sentenced to 12-yr (bribery)
1988 Mercedes-Benz pays $20.2-M fine failed to meet '86 govt fuel standard
1988 North subpoenas Reagan & Bush as defense witnesses for upcoming trial
1989 10th United Negro College Fund raises $12,000,000
1989 Dmitri Volkov swims world record 50m freestyle (27.15 sec)
1990 "Miser" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 93 performances
1990 11th United Negro College Fund raises $10,000,000
1992 Last day of Test Cricket for Michael Whitney
1992 Shane Warne takes 7-52 to lead Australian MCG win v West Indies
1993 "Candles, Snow, & Mistletoe" closes at Palace NYC after 7 perfs
1993 Singer Deni Hines (22) weds INXS guitarist Kirk Pengilly (35)
1993 Vatican recognizes Israel
1995 Carquest Bowl 6: North Carolina beats Arkansas, 20-10
1997 An abandoned building collapses on NY's 42nd St, no one hurt

That's All....

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