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Saturday, December 8, 2018.



Birthdays


65 BC Horace in Rome, poet
65 BC Horace in Rome, poet
1508 Gemma Frisius, [Jemme Reinersz], Frisian geographer/astronomer
1626 Christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic
1704 Anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi)
1708 Francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765)
1715 John Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery)
1728 Johann G von Zimmermann, Swiss author
1730 John Ingen Housz, Dutch/English personal physician of Maria Theresia
1731 Frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer
1737 Robert Kimmerling, composer
1741 Maximilian JLP Gardel, French dancer/choreographer (Menuet Reine)
1744 Pierre Joseph Candielle, composer
1765 Eli Whitney, inventor (Cotton Gin)
1789 John Fawcett, composer
1795 Jacques Fran‡ois Gallay, composer
1811 Louis Alexander Balthasar Schindelmeisser, composer
1822 Luther Prentice Bradley, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1910
1826 Friedrich Siemens, German industrialist
1828 Clinton Bowen Fisk, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890
1828 Robert Bullock, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1905
1832 Bj”rnstjerne Bj”rnson, Norway, novelist (Pa Guds Veje, Nobel-1903)
1861 William Durant, founded General Motors Corp.
1861 William Durant, founded General Motors Corp.
1861 Aristide Maillol, France, painter/sculptor (Seated Woman)
1861 Georges M‚liŠs, Paris, magician; 1st to film a fictional story
1861 William Crapo Durant, founded General Machine
1862 Georges Feydeau, French playwright (La Dame de Chez Maxim's)
1865 Jean Sibelius, Finnish composer (Finlandia, Valse Triste)
1865 Jean Sibelius, Finnish composer (Finlandia, Valse Triste)
1865 Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (Taylor series)
1865 Jean Sibelius, Tavastehus Finland, composer (Valse Triste, Finlandia)
1872 J C Powys, writer
1877 Paul Emile Ladmirault, composer
1879 Paul Klee, Swiss/German painter/tutor (Bauhaus) [OS]
1881 Padraic Colum, Irish poet/novelist/poet (Collected Poems)
1882 Manuel Mar¡a Ponce, Fresnillo M‚xico, composer (Estrellita)
1886 Diego Rivera, Mexican muralist
1886 Diego Rivera, Mexican muralist
1886 Diego Rivera, [Lenin of Mexico], Mexico, painter/wife of Frida Kahlo
1887 Vicente Emilio Sojo, composer
1888 Fiske Kimball, US architect/art historian
1888 Paul Cavanagh, Chislehurst England, actor (Tarzan & his Mate)
1888 Vesey D'Davoren, character actor
1889 W Hervey Allen, US writer/poet (Anthony Adverse)
1890 Bohuslav Jan Martinu, Policka Czechoslovakia, composer (Hry o Marti)
1890 Bohuslav Martinu, composer
1894 James Thurber
1894 James Thurber
1894 James (Grover) Thurber, Columbus Ohio, humorist (Men, Women & Dogs)
1897 Leslie Heward, composer
1899 James "Pigmeat" Jarrett, pianist
1899 John Qualen, Vancouver BC, actor (Grapes of Wrath, Searchers)
1899 Sarah Williamson, US missionary in Liberia
1903 Adele Simpson, NYC, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1946)
1903 Cleo Brown, pianist
1903 Irene Eisinger, singer
1903 Kathleen (Kitty) Rosalind Muggeridge, author
1903 Zoltan Szekely, composer
1904 Wilmer L Allison Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1935)
1905 Charles Cushing, composer
1905 Ernst Hermann Meyer, composer
1905 Frank Faylen, St Louis Mo, actor (Herbert Gillis-Dobie Gillis)
1905 Julius Silverman, politician
1906 Richard Llewellyn, Wales, novelist (How Green Was My Valley)
1907 Tony Aubin, composer
1908 John Volpe, (Gov-Mass)/US Secretary of Treasury (1969-73)
1911 Lee J. Cobb
1911 Lee J. Cobb
1911 Lee J. Cobb
1911 Lee J. Cobb
1911 Lee J. Cobb
1911 Lee J Cobb, NYC, actor (Virginian, 12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront)
1912 Jura Soyfer, writer
1913 Delmore Schwartz, US, poet/short story writer/critic (Shenandoah)
1913 Paul F‚lix, Flemish architect (Sun Song)
1915 Denis Harding, soldier
1915 George Scheuer, writer/journalist
1916 Dorothy Mae Ballard, labor union rep
1917 Rufo I Wever, Aruban pianist/composer (Ca'i Organ)
1918 G‚rard Souzay, Angers France, baritone (Le Nozze di Figaro)
1918 Ian Johnson, cricketer (Australian Test captbetween Hassett & Craig)
1919 Hans-Dieter Hosalla, composer
1919 Moyssey Samuilovich Vaynberg, composer
1920 Emmanuel McDonald Bailey, Trinidad, 100m runner (Olympic-bronze-1952)
1920 Ron Gulliford, educationalist
1921 Johnny Otis, Calif, R&B talent scout (Cold Shot, Cuttin' Up)
1921 Terence Morgan, London England, actor (Adv of Sir Francis Drake)
1921 Terence Weil, cellist/teacher
1922 George Fullerton, cricketer (South African keeper-batsman 1947-51)
1922 Jean Ritchie, rocker
1922 John B McKay, US test pilot (X-15)
1922 Lucian Freud, Berlin German, artist (Boy With a Rat)
1925 Sammy Davis, Jr.
1925 Sammy Davis, Jr.
1925 Sammy Davis, Jr.
1925 Sammy Davis, Jr.
1925 Sammy Davis, Jr.
1925 James E "Jimmy" Smith, US jazz/organist (Walk on the Wild Side)
1925 Sammy Davis Jr, NYC, singer/dancer/actor (Ocean's 11, Candy Man)
1927 Vladimir A. Shatalov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 4, 8, 10)
1927 Vladimir A. Shatalov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 4, 8, 10)
1927 Vladimir Aleksandrovich Shatalov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 4, 8, 10)
1929 Goffredo Parise, writer
1930 Maximillian Schell
1930 Maximillian Schell
1930 Maximillian Schell
1930 Maximillian Schell
1930 Maximillian Schell
1930 Alain Weber, composer
1930 John Morressy, US, sci-fi author (Starbrat, Greymantle, Kingsbane)
1930 Maximilian Schell, Austria, actor/director (Odessa File, Julia)
1931 Rudolf Komorous, composer
1933 Flip Wilson
1933 Flip Wilson
1933 Flip Wilson
1933 Flip Wilson
1933 Flip Wilson
1933 Flip Wilson, [Clerow], Jersey City NJ, comedian (Flip Wilson Show)
1936 David Carradine
1936 David Carradine
1936 David Carradine
1936 David Carradine
1936 David Carradine
1936 David Carradine, Hollywood CA, actor (Kung Fu, Mean Streets)
1936 Peter Parfitt, cricketer (fine England batsman of the 1960's)
1936 W S "Buster" Farrer, cricketer (South African Test batsman 1962-64)
1937 James MacArthur, LA Calif, actor (Danny Williams-Hawaii 5-0)
1937 Jan van Houwelingen, Dutch undersecretary of Defense (CDA)
1939 James Galway
1939 James Galway
1939 James Galway
1939 James Galway
1939 James Galway
1939 James Galway, Belfast Ireland, flutist (18k gold flute, Royal Phil)
1939 Jerry Butler, Sunflower Miss, rock vocalist (Never Give You Up)
1939 Lynn Wilson, contractor/multi-millionaire
1940 Graham Knight, rocker
1940 Jenny Linden, English actress (Hedda, Dr Who & the Daleks)
1940 Nick Nolte, actor (Teachers, 48 Hours, North Dallas 40)
1941 Albert J Evenhuis, Dutch undersecretary of Economic (VVD)
1941 Geoff Hurst, cricketer (Essex 1962, better known as soccer immortal)
1942 Bobby Elliot, rock drummer (Hollies)
1942 Hemant Kanitkar, cricketer (batted in two Tests India v WI 1974)
1942 Mario Savio, activist
1943 Jim Morrison
1943 Jim Morrison
1943 Jim Morrison
1943 Jim Morrison
1943 Jim Morrison
1943 Jim Morrison, Melbourne Fla, singer (Doors) is he really dead?
1943 Mary Woronov, Brooklyn Hgts NY, actress (Eating Raoul, Terror Vision)
1943 Michael Unger, English editor-in-chief (Evening News, Manchester)
1946 Graham Knight, rocker (Marmalade)
1946 John Rubinstein, LA Calif, actor/composer (Family, Boys from Brazil)
1947 Gregg Allman
1947 Gregg Allman
1947 Gregg Allman
1947 Gregg Allman
1947 Gregg Allman
1947 Belinda Balaski, Inglewood CA, actor (Cannonball, Proud Men, Howling)
1947 Frans Leijnse, Dutch politician (PvdA 2nd Chamber)
1947 Geoff Daking, rocker
1947 Gregg Allman, Nashville, guitarist/vocalist (Allman Brothers Band)
1949 Mary Gordon, US, author
1949 Ray Shulman, rocker
1950 Dan Hartman, rocker
1950 Rick Baker, Binghamton NY, special effects makeup artist (Exorcist)
1952 Richie Morales, drummer (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
1952 Sam Kinison, screaming comedian/actor (Back to School, Charlie Hoover)
1953 Kim Basinger
1953 Kim Basinger
1953 Kim Basinger
1953 Kim Basinger
1953 Kim Basinger
1953 Kim Basinger, Athens Ga, actress (9« Weeks, Batman)
1953 Roy Firestone, sportscaster (Life's Most Embarrassing Moments)
1955 Ian Greig, cricketer (brother of Tony Two Tests for England 1982)
1956 Warren Cuccurullo, rock guitarist (Missing Persons)
1957 Phll Collen, rocker
1958 Billy Hufsey, actor (Christopher-Fame, Days of our Life)
1958 Wayne Dickert, Chattanooga TN, slalom double canoe (Olympics-11th-96)
1959 Mark Dickson, Tampa Fla, tennis star
1959 Marty Raybon, Sanford Fla, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South)
1959 Paul Rutherford, vocalist (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)
1962 Berry van Aerle, Dutch soccer star (PSV)
1962 Stephen John Elkington, Inverell Australia, PGA golfer (1990 Kmart)
1964 Teri Hatcher
1964 Teri Hatcher
1964 Teri Hatcher
1964 Teri Hatcher
1964 Teri Hatcher
1964 James Martinez, Santa Fe NM, rower (Olympics-1996)
1964 Teri Hatcher, Sunnyvale CA, actress (Lois Lane-Lois & Clark)
1965 Greg Truitt, NFL safety/linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
1965 Teresa Weatherspoon, WNBA guard (NY Liberty)
1965 Troy Sadowski, NFL tight end (Cin Bengals)
1966 Sinead O'Connor
1966 Sinead O'Connor
1966 Sinead O'Connor
1966 Sinead O'Connor
1966 Sinead O'Connor
1966 Douglas Allan Martin, Bluffton OH, PGA golfer (1995 Buick-2nd)
1966 Joe Staysniak, NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts)
1966 Matthew Laborteaux, LA Calif, actor (Albert-Little House on Prairie)
1966 Si€ead O'Connor, Dublin Ireland, singer (Nothing Compares 2 U)
1967 Jeff George, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders)
1967 Marina Augusta Baker, Windsor England, playmate (Mar, 1987)
1967 Ron George, linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
1967 Tony Mayberry, NFL center (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1968 Bill Johnson, defensive tackle (St Louis Rams)
1968 Mike Mussina, Williamsport PA, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)
1969 Antoon Kuil, soccer player (Veendam, SC Heerenveen)
1969 Bobby Phillips, WLAF running back (Minn Vikings, Frankfurt Galaxy)
1969 Darrin Shannon, Barrie, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets)
1969 Lisa Marie Munzert, New Castle Delaware, Miss Delaware-America (1991)
1969 Victor Green, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets)
1971 Garvin Alston, Mt Vernon NY, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
1971 James Stewart, NFL running back (Minn Vikings)
1973 Mitch Jacoby, tight end (St Louis Rams)
1973 Monty Montgomery, defensiveback (Indianapolis Colts)
1974 Paul Staight, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
1978 Kate Robinson, Peoria Ill, dance skater (& Kate Robinson)

Events


1326 Daitokuji temple, Rinzai line, established in Kyoto by Daito Kokushi
1710 Battle at Brihuega: English Gen Stanhope captured
1776 George Washington's retreating army crosses Delaware River from NJ
1777 Capt Cook leaves Society Islands
1792 1st cremation in US, Henry Laurens
1794 1st issue of Herald of Rutland, VT published
1813 Ludwig von Beethoven's 7th Symphony in A, premieres
1846 Hector Berlioz's "La Damnation de Faust," premieres
1849 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Luisa Miller," premieres in Naples
1852 Gustav Freytag's "Die Journalisten," premieres in Breslau
1854 Pope Pius IX proclaims Immaculate Conception, makes Mary, free of Original Sin
1857 1st production of Dion Boucicaults "Poor of NY"
1863 2,500 reported killed at Church of La Compana, Santiago Chile
1863 Abraham Lincoln announces plan for Reconstruction of South
1863 Jesuit church in Chile catches fire, 2,500 die in panic
1863 Pres Lincoln offers amnesty for confederate deserters
1864 Pope Pius IX publishes encyclical Quanta cura ("Syllabus errorum")
1869 20th Roman Catholic ecumenical council, Vatican I, opens in Rome
1874 Jesse James gang takes train at Muncie Kansas
1875 Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Volki i Ovsty," premieres in St Petersburg
1876 Suriname begins compulsory education for 7-12 years
1880 5,000 armed Boers gather in Paardekraal South-Africa
1881 Vienna's Ring Theater destroyed by fire, kills between 640-850
1886 American Federation of Labor (AFL) formed by 26 craft unions Samuel Gompers elected AFL president
1895 Battle at Amba Alagi: Ethiopian emperor Menelik II drives Italian general Baratieri's out
1896 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Missing 3 Quarter" (BG)
1899 Natal: British fall/burst out belegerd Ladysmith
1902 Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr became Associate Justice on Supreme Court
1909 Bird banding society found
1913 Construction starts on Palace of Fine Arts in SF
1914 British & German fleets battle at Falkland Island
1914 Connie Mack sells Eddie Collins to the White Sox
1914 Irving Berlin's musical "Watch your Step," premieres in NYC
1915 Jean Sibelius' 5th Symphony in E, premieres
1921 Eamon de Valera publicly repudiates Anglo-Irish Treaty
1923 German-US friendship treaty signed
1923 Labour/Liberals win British parliament
1923 Salary & price freeze in Germany
1930 Broadway Theater opens at 1681 Broadway NYC
1930 Cole Porter's musical "NYCers," premieres in NYC
1931 Coaxial cable is patented
1931 Coaxial cable is patented
1931 Coaxial cable patented
1934 Friedrich Wolf's "Professor Mamlock," premieres in Zrich
1936 Anastasio Somoza elected pres of Nicaragua
1936 NAACP files suit to equalize salaries of black & white teachers
1938 Highest temperature for December in US recorded in La Mesa Calif
1938 LP Beria follows Nikolai Jezjov as head of Russian secret police
1940 1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0
1941 Destruction Camp Chelmo opens
1941 London: Dutch government declares Japan the war
1941 Russian 16th army recaptures Krijukovo
1941 SF 1st blackout, at 6:15 PM
1941 US & Britain declare war on Japan, US enters WW II
1942 8th Heisman Trophy Award: Frank Sinkwich, Georgia (HB)
1943 John Van Druten's "Voice of the Turtle," premieres in NYC
1946 Army rocket plane XS-1 makes 1st powered flight
1947 "Caribbean Carnival" opens at International Theater NYC for 11 perfs
1948 "Marinka" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 168 performances
1948 14th Heisman Trophy Award: Doak Walker, SMU (HB)
1948 Jordan annexs Arabic Palestine
1949 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 740 perfs
1949 Chinese Nationalist govt moves from Chinese mainland to Formosa
1949 Jule Styne's "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," premieres in NYC
1951 "Tree Grows in Brooklyn" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 267 perfs
1951 AL alters its restrictions on night games, adopting NL's suspended game rule & lifting its ban on lights for Sunday games
1952 1st TV acknowledgement of pregnancy (I Love Lucy)
1952 French troops shoot on demonstrators at Casablanca, 50 die
1952 Isaak Ben-Zwi elected pres of Israel
1953 19th Heisman Trophy Award: John Lattner, Notre Dame (HB)
1954 Maxwell Anderson's "Bad Seed," premieres in NYC
1954 WPTZ TV channel 5 in Plattsburgh, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
1955 21st Heisman Trophy Award: Howard Cassady, Ohio State (HB)
1955 Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella wins his 3rd MVP Award
1955 Turkish govt of Menderes forms
1956 16th Olympic games close at Melbourne, Australia
1956 1st test firing of Vanguard satellite program, TV-0
1956 Guy Mitchell's "Singing the Blues," single goes #1 for 10 weeks
1959 Dom Mintoff demands independence for Malta
1959 President Eisenhower watches Pakistan v Aust Test Cricket at Karachi
1960 Expansion LA Angels sign a 4 year lease to use Dodger Stadium
1961 Antwerp Belgium diocese forms
1961 Larry Costello scores 32 consecutive pts without a miss (NBA rec)
1961 S Africa v NZ, Durban debuts for Eddie Barlow & Peter Pollock
1961 Wilt Chamberlain scores the 2nd highest total in the NBA - 78
1962 "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes at Shubert NYC after 300 perfs
1962 114-day newspaper strike begins in NYC
1962 Failed coup in Brunei
1962 Funeral for Queen Wilhelmina of Holland (New Kerk, Delft)
1963 "Girl Who Came to Supper" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 112 perfs
1963 Mickey Wright/Dave Ragan Jr wins LPGA Haig & Haig Scotch Mixed Golf
1963 3 fuel tanks explodes when jetliner is struck by lightning crashing near Elkton, Maryland-Only case of lightning caused crash, 81 die
1965 Abe Burrows' "Cactus Flower," premieres in NYC
1965 Nikolai Podgorny succeeds Mikojan as president of USSR
1965 Pope Paul VI signs 2nd Vatican council
1966 A terrible Yankee trade, Roger Maris for Card's Charlie Smith
1966 US & USSR sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space
1967 Beatles "Magical Mystery Tour" album is released in UK
1967 NHL California Seals change name to Oakland Seals
1969 Greek DC-6B crashes in storm at Athens, 93 killed
1969 Police surprise attack on Black-Panthers in LA
1972 United Airlines crashes at Chicago's Midway Airport killing 45
1973 "Seesaw" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 296 performances
1973 39th Heisman Trophy Award: John Cappelletti, Penn State (RB)
1974 Greek monarchy rejected by referendum
1974 Irish Republican Socialist Party forms
1974 Sandra Post wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open
1974 Soyuz 16 returns to Earth
1975 "Raisin" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 847 performances
1976 UN General Assembly re-elects Kurt Waldheim secretary-General
1976 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 43rd Heisman Trophy Award: Earl Campbell, Texas (RB)
1977 Portugal's premier Soares resigns
1978 Commencement of the 1st day/night WSC cricket supertest at VFL Park
1980 John Lennon dies.
1980 John Lennon dies.
1980 John Lennon dies.
1980 John Lennon dies.
1980 John Lennon dies.
1980 "Bravo" network premieres on cable TV
1981 France performs nuclear test
1982 "Herman Van Veen: All of Him" opens at Ambassador NYC for 6 perfs
1982 Clark Gilles fails in 7th Islander penalty shot
1982 Suriname army leader Bouterse murders 15 opponents
1982 Demanding an end to nuclear weapons, Norman Mayer, held Wash Monument hostage. After 10 hrs, police kill him he had no explosives
1983 9th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 6-lands at Edwards AFB
1983 Richard Baker, Zen teacher, steps down from abbotship of SF Zen Center
1984 73rd Australian Men Tennis: Mats Wilander beats K Curren (67 64 76 62)
1984 Europe & 64 developing countries sign Lom‚ III treaty
1984 Ringo appears on Saturday Night Live
1985 60th Australian Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats C Evert (62 46 62)
1985 Ken O'Brien's 96 yard TD pass (NY Jet record) to Wesley Walker
1985 Laurie Rinker/Larry Rinker wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1986 House Dems select majority leader Jim Wright as 48th speaker
1987 Flyers' Ron Hextall becomes 1st goalie to actually score a goal
1987 Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games
1987 Occupied Palestinians start "intefadeh" (uprising) against Israel
1987 President Reagan & Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev sign a treaty eliminating medium range nuclear missiles
1988 Knick's set NBA record of 11 3-pointers & sink Bucks, 113-109
1989 Great Britain performs nuclear test
1990 Galileo Earth-1 Flyby
1990 Indians agree to a lease new ballpark in Gateway (Jacobs Field)
1991 "Homecoming" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 49 performances
1991 "Nick & Nora" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 9 performances
1991 Kris Tschetter/Billy Andrade wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1991 Russia, Belorussia & Ukraine form Commonwealth of Ind States
1992 Galileo's nearest approach to Jupiter (303 km)
1992 NBC announces that "Cheers" will go off the air in May, 1993
1993 30 killed at religious rebellion in Algeria
1993 4th Billboard Music Awards
1993 Dow-Jones hits record 3734.53
1993 Storm hits West Europe, 11 killed in England
1994 "What's Wrong With this Picture?" opens at Circle in Sq NYC for 12 per
1994 Darryl Strawberry indicted on tax evasion charges
1994 Fire in cinema in Karamay China, 310 killed
1996 "God Said, Ha!" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 22 performances
1996 Donna Andrews & Mike Hulbert win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1997 8th Billboard Music Awards: LeAnn Rimes & Spice Girls win

That's All....

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