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Wednesday, February 20, 2019.



Birthdays


1494 Johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)
1507 Gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II)
1523 Jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers)
1632 Thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories)
1633 Jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher
1656 Johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised
1734 Franz Ignaz Beck, composer
1745 Johann Peter Salomon, composer
1751 J H Voá, writer
1752 Charles Broche, composer
1763 Adalbert Gyrowetz, composer
1770 Ferdinando Carulli, composer
1784 Adam Black, Edinburgh Scotland, politician/publisher
1791 Carl Czerny, Vienna Austria, pianist/composer (Schule der Virtuosen)
1796 Eduard W van Dam van Isselt, Dutch military/liberal politician
1802 Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer
1803 Friedrich Theodor Frohlich, composer
1805 Angelina Grimke, reformer/abolitionist/politician/lawyer
1808 Daumier, Marseilles France, artist
1809 Albertus J Duymaer van Twist, gov-gen of Neth-Indies
1809 Henry Walton Wessells, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1889
1816 Josef Michal Ksawery Jan Poniatowski, composer
1820 Mahlon Dickerson Manson, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1895
1827 Edward Stuyvesant Bragg, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1912
1835 Allessandro d'Ancona, Italian philologist
1838 James Barbour Terrill, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1844 Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann, Austria, physicist (statistical mechanics)
1844 Mih ly von Munk csy, [Michael von Lieb], Hungarian painter
1852 Nikolai Garin [Michailovski], Russian author (Tjoma Kartashov)
1854 Louis F M van Westerhoven, actor/singer/opera director (Youth)
1861 Nicolaas van Meeteren, Cura‡ao, folklorist
1870 Pieter Cornelis Boutens, Holland, mystic poet/scholar (Verzen)
1874 Mary Garden, Aberdeen Scotland, opera star
1876 Fyodor Akimenko, composer
1881 Pedro Mu¤oz Seca, Spanish playwright (Vengeanza de Don Mendo)
1883 Shiga Naoya, Japan, novelist (Road Through Dark Night)
1886 Bela Kun, Czehul Romania, head of Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919)
1887 David McKinley Williams, composer
1887 Hesketh Pearson, England, biographer/playwright (Writ for Libel)
1888 Georges Bernanos, France, novelist (Diary of a Country Priest)
1888 Marie Rambert, Warsaw, English ballet producer/director/teacher
1889 Levko Mykolayevich Revutsky, composer
1893 Russel Crouse, journalist/novelist/playwright (Life with Father)
1895 Freida Geiken, autobiographer (National Historic Taping)
1896 Henri de Lubac sj, French theologist/anti-fascist
1897 Ivan Albright, Illinois, painter (Door, Window)
1898 Enzo Ferrari, Italy, sportscar manufacturer (Ferrari)
1899 Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, LI NY, founder (Pan Am Airways)
1899 Leon Woizikowski, Polish dancer/ballet master (Ballets Russes)
1900 Antonio Veretti, composer
1900 Graham Spry, St Thomas Ontario, Canadian radio pioneer
1900 Jean Negulesco
1901 Ali Muhammad Naguib, Khartoum, president of Egypt (1952-54)
1901 Cecil H King, Irish/British daily newspaper publisher (Daily Mirror)
1901 Henry Eyring, Mexican/US chemist
1901 Louis I Kahn, Estonia, architect (Bryn Mawr dormitory) [or Dec 20]
1901 Ren‚ Jules Dubos, France, US microbiologist/author (Health & Disease)
1902 Ansel Adams
1902 Ansel Adams
1902 Ansel Adams
1902 Ansel Adams, knew how to handle a camera and a darkroom.
1902 Ansel Adams
1902 Ansel Adams, knew how to handle a camera and a darkroom.
1902 Ansel Adams
1902 Ansel Adams, photographer (1966 ASMP Award)
1903 Ella Maillart, explorer
1903 Karel Janacek, composer
1903 Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer
1904 Aleksei N Kosygin, Soviet premier (1964-80)
1904 Armin Loos, composer
1904 Bramwell Fletcher, Yorkshire England, actor (White Cargo, Mummy)
1905 Jascha Golowanjuk, Swedish writer (Acrobat)
1907 Malcolm Atterbury, Phila, actor (Jonas-Thicker than Water, Apples Way)
1907 Nadine Conner, Calif, soprano (Carmen, Pamina-Magic Flute)
1907 Owain Jenkins, company director
1908 Grigori Yakovlevich Bakhchivangi, test pilot (BI-1)
1908 Rosalind Laura Burke, aviatrix
1910 Julian Trevelyan, English Surrealist painter/collage maker
1910 Millicent Fenwick, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82)
1911 Margot Grahame
1911 Robert Guyn McBride, Tucson Arizona, composer (Mexican Rhapsody)
1913 Jozef Kresanek, composer
1913 Mary Durack, poet
1913 Nadine Conner, US, opera singer (Carmen, La Boh‚me)
1913 Rex Tucker, TV writer/director
1914 John Daly, S Africa, newscaster/TV game show host (What's My Line)
1914 Marion Kettlewell, British director (WRNS)
1914 Willem J H Baart, Dutch vicar (Cuentanan di Nanzi)
1915 Philip Friend, Horsham England, actor (Vulture, Fur Collar)
1916 Jackie Gleason, Bkln NY, comedian (Ralph Kramden-Honeymooners)
1916 Julius Juzeliunas, composer
1916 Paul Tripp, NYC, TV host (Mr I Magination)
1917 Frederick Page, CEO (British Aerospace Aircraft Group)
1920 Armin Schibler, Dutch Swiss composer (Devil in the Winter Palace)
1920 Liesbeth Tonckens, [Wilhelmina], actress/lecturer (Free People)
1921 Amanda Blake, [Beverly], Buffalo NY, actress (Kitty Russell-Gunsmoke)
1921 Joseph Albert Walker, Wash DC, test pilot (X-15)
1921 Nurv Shiner, singer
1921 Ruth Gipps, British(?) conductor/composer
1923 Forbes Burnham, premier Guyana (1964-85)
1924 Gloria Vanderbilt
1924 Sidney Poitier
1924 Gloria Vanderbilt
1924 Sidney Poitier
1924 Gloria Vanderbilt
1924 Sidney Poitier
1924 Gloria Vanderbilt
1924 Sidney Poitier
1924 Gloria Vanderbilt
1924 Sidney Poitier
1924 Gloria Vanderbilt, don't my jeans look great (poor little rich girl)
1924 Sidney Poitier, actor (Porgy & Bess, A Raisin in the Sun) or 1927
1925 Robert Altman
1925 Robert Altman
1925 Robert Altman
1925 Robert Altman
1925 Robert Altman
1925 Alex La Guma, Cape Town South Africa, novelist (A Walk in the Night)
1925 Pramudya Ananta Tur, Javanese author (Anak semua bangsa)
1925 Robert Altman, Kansas City MO, director (Nashville, M*A*S*H)
1926 Cameron Rusby, British Vice-Admiral
1926 Edgar Meuli, cricketer (opened NZ batting in Test v S Africa 1953)
1926 Kenneth H Olsen, US, engineer/founder (Digital Equipment Corp)
1926 Robert Eugene Richards, Ill, pole vaulter (Olympic-gold-48, 52, 56)
1927 Roy Cohn, lawyer, "grand inquisitor" (for Sen Joseph McCarthy)
1928 Donald Longmore, British cardiac surgeon
1928 Elroy Face, baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
1929 Toshiro Mayuzumi, Yokohama Japan, composer (Sphenogramme)
1930 Bill Walker, British MP
1930 Patricia Smith, New Haven Ct, actress (Bob Newhart Show)
1933 Hannes Postma, Dutch graphic artist
1934 Bobby Unser
1934 Bobby Unser
1934 Bobby Unser
1934 Bobby Unser
1934 Bobby Unser
1934 Bobby Unser, auto racer (1968, 75, 81 Indianapolis 500)
1934 Lady Wharton
1936 Larry Hovis, Wapito Wash, comedian (Gomer Pyle, Hogan's Heroes)
1936 Marj Dusay, [Mahoney], Russell Ks, actress (Kate-Bret Maverick)
1936 Roy Beggs, British MP
1937 Nancy Wilson
1937 Nancy Wilson
1937 Nancy Wilson
1937 Nancy Wilson
1937 Nancy Wilson
1937 David Ackles, Illinois, vocalist/songwriter (American Gothic)
1937 Nancy Wilson, Chillicothe Ohio, jazz vocalist (Feel Like Making Love)
1937 Robert Huber, Munich Germany, biochemist (Nobel 1988)
1937 Roger Penske, auto racer
1938 Jack Bicknell, WLAF head coach (Barcelona Dragons)
1938 Mona Mitchell, Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Alexandra
1939 Barbara Ellis, Olympia Wa, rocker (Fleetwoods)
1939 Roy George Elroy Josephs, jazz dance teacher
1940 Barbara Laine Ellis, singer
1940 Christoph Eschenbach, Breslau, Germany, pianist/conductor
1940 Jimmy Greaves, British broadcaster/soccer player
1940 RA Weiss, director (Institute of Cancer Research)
1940 V Payne, British headmistress (Malvern Girls' College)
1941 Buffy Sainte-Marie
1941 Buffy Sainte-Marie
1941 Buffy Sainte-Marie
1941 Buffy Sainte-Marie
1941 Buffy Sainte-Marie
1941 Buffy Sainte-Marie, Maine, folksinger (Now That the Buffalo Are Gone)
1942 Charlie Gillett, Lancashire, rock broadcaster (Sound of the City)
1942 Claude Miller, director (Garde a Vue, Little Thief, Wild Child)
1942 David O'Dowd, Chief Constable (Northamptonshire)
1942 Mitch McConnell, (Sen-R-KY, 1985- )
1942 Peter Strauss, Croton-on-Hudson NY, actor (Rich Man Poor Man)
1942 Phil Esposito, NHL center/GM (Bruins, Rangers)
1943 Aleksandr Pavlovich Alexandrov, Russian, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-9, TM-3)
1943 Antonio Inoki, [Kanji Rikidozan], wrestler (NJPW/JWA)
1943 Lord McNally
1943 Mike Leigh, dramatist/director (High Hopes, Secrets & Lies)
1944 Lew Soloff, Bkln NY, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
1944 Roger Knapman, British MP
1944 Willem van Hanegem, Dutch soccer champ/coach (Feyenoord)
1945 Alan Hull, singer/composer
1945 Andrew Bergman, director/screenwriter (Soapdish, Honeymoon in Vegas)
1946 Sandy Duncan
1946 Sandy Duncan
1946 Sandy Duncan
1946 Sandy Duncan
1946 Sandy Duncan
1946 Brenda Blethyn, actress (Secrets & Lies)
1946 J[erome] Geils, NYC, rock guitarist (J Geils Band-Centerfold)
1946 Mieke H A Boers-Wijnberg, Dutch MP (CDA)
1946 Sandy Duncan, Henderson Tx, actress (Hogan Family)
1947 Andr‚ van Duin, [Kyvon], Dutch entertainer (Bloemkoole)
1947 Jennifer O'Neill, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, actress (Summer of '42)
1948 Jennifer O'Neill
1948 Jennifer O'Neill
1948 Jennifer O'Neill
1948 Jennifer O'Neill
1948 Jennifer O'Neill
1948 A C Fabian, astronomer
1948 Barry Wordsworth, conductor
1948 Billy Zoom, musician
1948 Gerda Boykin, LPGA golfer
1948 John Browne, group chief executive, British Petroleum Company
1949 Ivana Trump
1949 Ivana Trump
1949 Ivana Trump
1949 Ivana Trump
1949 Ivana Trump
1949 Eddie Hemmings, cricket off-spinner (immense England)
1949 Ivana Trump, Gottwaldov Cz, ex-wife of Donald Trump (1st Wives Club)
1950 John Voldstad, Oslo Norway, actor (Darryl-Newhart)
1950 Walter Becker, NYC, rock bassist (Steely Dan-Peg)
1951 Bonnie Lauer, LPGA golfer
1951 Edward Albert, LA Ca, actor (Jeff-Falcon Crest, Butterflies are Free)
1951 Gordon Brown, British MP
1951 Kathy Baillie, Morristown NJ, country vocalist (Baille Boys-Oh Heart)
1951 Phil Neal, English soccer player
1951 Randy California, [Wolfe], Cal, guitarist (Spirit-I Got a Line on You)
1952 Catherine Cummins, Clintwood Va, 1st of 5 siblings born on 2/20
1953 Carol Cummins, Clintwood Va, 2nd of 5 siblings born on 2/20
1953 Riccardo Chailly, Milan Italy, conductor (West Berlin Symph Orch)
1954 Patty Hearst
1954 Patty Hearst
1954 Patty Hearst
1954 Patty Hearst
1954 Patty Hearst
1954 Anthony Stewart Head, actor (Buffy Vampire Slayer)
1954 Jon Brant, rock bassist (Cheap Trick)
1954 Patty Hearst Shaw, SF, famous kidnap hostage (Tanya)
1954 Vasili Vasilyevich Tsibliyev, Rus col/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-17, TM-25)
1955 Kelsey Grammer, Virgin Islands, actor (Fraiser Crane-Cheers/Fraiser)
1956 Charles Cummins, Clintwood Va, 3rd of 5 siblings born on 2/20
1958 Carol Ficatier, Auscene France, playmate (December, 1985)
1958 James Wilby, Burma, actor (Howards End, Maurice)
1959 Bill Gullickson, US baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
1959 Joel Rifkind, NY serial killer
1959 Scott Evans Brayton, racing car driver
1960 Kee Marcello, rocker (Europe-Final Countdown)
1960 Mark Reilly, [Matt Bianco], rocker (Indio-Big Harvest)
1961 Claudia Cummins, Clintwood Va, 4th of 5 siblings born on 2/20
1961 Imogen Stubbs, Rothbury England, actress (Summer Story)
1961 Steve Lundquist, US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1984)
1962 Adam Schreiber, NFL center/guard (Atlanta Falcons, NY Giants)
1962 Joel Ellis, rocker
1962 Ria Coyne, Scranton Penn, comedienne (Betsy-Batman Forever)
1963 Charles Barkley
1963 Charles Barkley
1963 Charles Barkley
1963 Charles Barkley
1963 Charles Barkley
1963 Charles Barkley, Leads Ab, NBA forward (Phoenix, Rockets, Oly-gold-96)
1963 Ian Brown, English rock vocalist (Stone Roses-Made of Stone)
1963 William Baldwin, NY, actor (Backdraft, Sliver, Flatliners)
1964 Christian Ruuttu, Lappeenranta FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland)
1964 French Stewart, NM, actor (Harry Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun)
1964 Jeffrey Allan Maggert, Columbia MO, PGA golfer (1993 Walt Disney)
1964 Terry Ilous, rock vocalist (XYZ, Cannibal Jacket) [or Jun 28]
1965 Federica Moro, Carate Brianza Italy, Miss Italy (1982)
1966 Cindy Crawford
1966 Cindy Crawford
1966 Cindy Crawford
1966 Cindy Crawford
1966 Cindy Crawford
1966 Britt Hager, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos, St Louis Rams)
1966 Cecilia Cummins, Clintwood Va, 5th of 5 siblings born on 2/20
1966 Cindy Crawford, Dekalb Ill, super model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)
1966 Dennis Allen Mitchell, Cherry Point NC, 100m/200m (Olympics-silver-96)
1966 Derek Lilliquist, US baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indians, Atl Braves)
1967 Andrew Shue
1967 Kurt Cobain
1967 Andrew Shue
1967 Kurt Cobain
1967 Andrew Shue
1967 Kurt Cobain
1967 Andrew Shue
1967 Kurt Cobain
1967 Andrew Shue
1967 Kurt Cobain
1967 Andrew Shue, actor (Melrose Place)
1967 Broderick Thomas, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minn, Cowboys)
1967 Chris Singleton, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
1967 Kurt Cobain, rock vocalist (Pearl Jam)/husband of Courtney Love
1967 Kurt Knudsen, US baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
1967 Lili Taylor, actress (Ransom, Short Cuts)
1967 Rebekka Lynn Armstrong, Bakersfield Ca, playmate (Sep, 1986)
1967 Theresa Luke, Vancouver BC, rower (Olympics-96)
1967 Tom Waddle, NFL player (Chicago Bears/Cincinnati Bengals)
1968 Bennie Goods, CFL defensive tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
1968 Lorraine Olivia, Geneva Ill, playmate (Nov, 1990)
1969 Tommy Vardell, NFL running back (Cleve Browns, Detroit Lions)
1969 [Touchdown] Tommy Vardell, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns)
1970 Bryan Robinson, defensive end (St Louis Rams)
1970 Cheyenne Brando, Papeete Tahiti, daughter of Marlon
1970 Jeff Robinson, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos, St Louis Rams)
1970 Leo Stefan, Chelyabinsk RUS, hockey forward (Team Germany)
1971 Jari Litmanen, soccer player (Ajax)
1971 Shalanda Burt, US murderess
1972 Corinna Harney, Bremerhaven Germany, playmate (Aug, 1991)
1972 Tom Gough, 200« lbs (91 kg) US weightlifter (Olympics-14th-1996)
1973 Vladimir Iiic, WLAF defensive end (Barcelona Dragons, Rhein Fire)
1974 Katerina Kroupova, Olomouc Czech, tennis star (1994 Futures-Sofia-BUL)
1975 Brian Littrell
1975 Brian Littrell
1975 Brian Littrell
1975 Brian Littrell
1975 Brian Littrell
1975 Brendan Witt, Humboldt, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
1975 Brian Littrell, singer (Backstreet Boys)
1975 Ismael Kirui, Marakwet Kenya, 5k runner
1977 Sarah Ryan, Adelaide SA Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1977 Stephon Marbury, NBA guard (Minn Timberwolves)
1977 Veronica Ledesma, Miss Universe-Argentina (1996)
1978 Andrea Moody, Abbotsford BC, 4X100 swimmer (Olympics-96)
1979 Jennifer Love Hewitt, actress (Sarah Reeves-Party of Five)

Events


1525 Swiss & German mercenaries desert Fran‡ois I's army
1547 King Edward VI of England was enthroned following death of Henry VIII
1613 Gerard Reynst appointed Dutch gov-gen of East-Indies
1653 Defeat of Dutch fleet under Adm Van Tromp by Adm Blake off Portsmouth
1673 1st recorded wine auction held (London)
1710 Johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Neth
1725 10 sleeping Indians scalped by whites in NH for œ100/scalp bounty
1732 Estates of Holland ratifies Treaty of Vienna
1737 French minister of Finance, Chauvelin, resigns
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Fort August, Scotland
1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Castle of Inverness
1768 1st American chartered fire insurance company opens (Penn)
1792 US postal service created; postage 6›-12«›, depending on distance
1809 Supreme Court rules federal govt power greater than any state
1811 Austria declares bankruptcy
1816 Rossini's opera "Barber of Seville" premieres in Rome
1823 English Capt James Weddell reaches 74ø 15' S, 1520 km from S pole
1831 Polish revolutionaries defeat Russians in battle of Growchow
1832 Charles Darwin visits Fernando Noronha in Atlantic Ocean
1835 Concepci¢n, Chile destroyed by earthquake; 5,000 die
1839 Congress prohibits dueling in District of Columbia
1846 British occupy Sikh citadel of Lahore
1856 John Rutledge, Liverpool-NY steamer, hits iceberg; many die
1861 Dept of Navy of Confederacy forms
1861 Steeple of Chichester Cathedral blown down during a storm
1864 Civil War battle of Olustee, Florida
1865 M I T forms 1st US collegiate architectural school
1869 Tenn Gov W C Brownlow declares martial law in Ku Klux Klan crisis
1872 Hydraulic electric elevator patented by Cyrus Baldwin
1872 Luther Crowell patents a machine that manufactures paper bags
1872 Metropolitan Museum of Art opens (NYC)
1872 Silas Noble & JP Cooley patents toothpick manufacturing machine
1873 University of California gets its first Medical School (UC/SF).
1873 University of California gets its first Medical School (UC/SF).
1873 U of Calif gets its 1st Med School (UC/SF)
1877 1st cantilever bridge in US completed, Harrodsburg, Kentucky
1877 International Association (minor baseball league) organizes
1887 1st minor league baseball association organizes (Pittsburgh)
1887 Germany, Austria-Hungary & France end Triple Alliance
1890 Amsterdam Theater destroyed by fire
1895 Congress authorizes a US mint at Denver, Colorodo
1899 Ill Tel & Tel granted franchise for Chicago freight tunnel system
1901 First territorial legislature of Hawaii convenes.
1901 First territorial legislature of Hawaii convenes.
1901 1st territorial legislature of Hawaii convenes
1902 Heavy surf breaks over Seal Rocks & damages Sutro Baths, SF
1903 Nick Young remains as NL president as AG Spalding ends challenge
1912 Argentina beat the MCC in their inaugural cricket 1st-class fixture
1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition opens in San Francisco.
1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition opens in San Francisco.
1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition opens in SF
1917 Ammunitions ship explodes in Archangelsk harbor, about 1,500 die
1917 Kern, Bolton & Wodehouse's musical "Oh, Boy!," premieres in NYC
1919 French premier Clemenceau injured during assassination attempt
1921 Riza Khan Pahlevi seizes control of Iran
1922 Marc Connelly & George Kaufman's "To the Ladies," premieres in NYC
1922 Vilinus, Lithuania, agrees to separate from Poland
1922 WOR-AM in New York City begins radio transmissions
1923 Christy Mathewson becomes pres of Boston Braves
1927 Golfers in SC arrested for violating Sabbath
1929 American Samoa organizes as territory of US
1929 Red Sox announce they will play Sunday games at Braves Field
1930 Capelle soccer team forms
1931 Congress allows California to build the Oakland-Bay Bridge.
1931 Congress allows California to build the Oakland-Bay Bridge.
1931 Congress allows California to build Oakland-Bay Bridge
1932 Japanese troops occupy Tunhua China
1933 Curom, Cura‡aose Broadcast System starts: Princess Juliana's speech
1933 House of Reps completes congressional action to repeal Prohibition
1933 Sidney Howard's "Alien Corn," premieres in NYC
1934 Virgil Thomson's opera "4 Saints in 3 Acts" opens in NYC
1935 Karoline Mikkelson is 1st woman on Antarctica
1937 1st automobile/airplane combination tested, Santa Monica, Ca
1938 UK Foreign Sec Eden resigns, says PM Chamberlain appeased Germany
1940 Larry Clinton & his Orchestra record "Limehouse Blues"
1941 1st transport of Jews to concentration camps leave Plotsk Poland
1941 Nazis order Polish Jews barred from using public transportation
1941 Romania breaks relations with Netherlands
1942 Lt E H O'Hare single-handedly shoots down 5 Japanese heavy bombers
1943 Allied troops occupy Kasserine pass in Tunisia
1943 New volcano Paracutin erupts in farmer's corn patch (M‚xico)
1943 Phil Wrigley & B Rickey charter All-American Girls Softball League
1944 Batman & Robin comic strip premieres in newspapers
1944 US takes Eniwetok Island
1947 Chemical mixing error causes explosion that destroys 42ý blocks in LA
1947 Lord Mountbatten appointed as last viceroy of India
1948 Czechoslovakia's non-communist minister resigns
1949 1st International Pancake Race held (Liberal Ks)
1950 Dylan Thomas arrives in NYC for his 1st US poetry reading tour
1950 WOL-AM in Washington DC swaps calls with WWDC
1952 "African Queen" opens at Capitol Theater in NYC
1952 1st black umpire in organized baseball certified (Emmett Ashford)
1953 August A Busch buys the Cards for $3.75 million
1953 US Court of Appeals rules that Organized Baseball is a sport & not a business, affirming the 25-year-old Supreme Court ruling
1954 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open
1954 General Zahedi wins election in Persia
1955 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open
1956 WOSU TV channel 34 in Columbus, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1957 Hughie Tayfield takes 9-113 v England, 13 wkts for match
1958 Jockey Eddie Arcaro rides his 4,000th winner
1958 LA Coliseum Comm approves 2-yr pact allows Dodgers to use facility
1962 John Glenn is first American to orbit the Earth.
1962 John Glenn is first American to orbit the Earth.
1962 John Glenn is 1st American to orbit Earth (Friendship 7)
1963 End of the Test Cricket careers of Neil Harvey & Alan Davidson
1963 Willie Mays (SF Giants) signs a record $100,000 per year contract
1965 Beatles record "That Means a Lot"
1965 Ranger 8 makes hard landing on the Moon, returns photos, other data
1965 Turkish government of Uergpl forms
1966 Author Valery Tarsis banished in USSR
1968 John Cleese (Monty Python) marries Connie Booth
1968 State troopers used tear gas to stop demonstration at Alcorn A & M
1971 Bruin Phil Esposito is NHL's quickest to score 50 goals in a season
1971 General Idi Amin Dada appointed president of Uganda
1971 Maj General Idi Amin Dada appoints himself president of Uganda
1971 Natl Emergency Center erroneously orders US radio & TV stations to go off the air. Mistake wasn't resolved for 30 minutes
1972 1st time Cleve Cavaliers beat NY Knicks (111-109)
1972 Ard Schenk becomes world champ skater
1972 Sicco Mansholt becomes chairman of European Committee
1973 10th time Islanders shut-out-4-0 vs Penguins
1974 Cher files for separation from husband Sonny Bono
1974 Gordie Howe comes out of retirement for $1M from Houston Aeros, WHA
1975 Leonard Baichan scores 105* on Test Cricket debut, v Pakistan Lahore
1975 Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conserv Party
1975 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1976 Muhammad Ali KOs Jan Pierre Coopman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1977 "My Fair Lady" closes at St James Theater NYC after 384 performances
1977 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1978 4th People's Choice Awards: Star Wars, Carol Burnett & Bob Hope
1978 Bob Backland beats Billy Graham in NY, to become WWF wrestling champ
1978 Egypt announces it is pulling its diplomats out of Cyprus
1978 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1979 "Comin' Uptown" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 45 performances
1980 Actress Susan Dey (LA Law) weds producer Bernard Sofronski
1981 Flight readiness firing of Columbia's main engines; 20 seconds
1981 James Sanford equals 50m indoor world record (5.61 sec)
1982 NY Islanders wins then NHL record 15th straight game
1983 Japan launches Tenma satellite to study x-rays (450/570 km)
1983 Roland Liboton becomes world champ cross-country cycling
1985 After defending his WBC flyweight championship, Sot Chitalada's check for $104,000 is stolen by a ringside pickpocket
1986 LA Dodger Orel Hershiser is 1st to win a $1M salary by arbitration
1986 Mike Tyson sexually harasses a woman in Albany NY
1987 Bomb blamed on Unabomber explodes by computer store in Salt Lake City
1987 David Hartman quits ABC's "Good Morning America," after 11 years
1988 500 die in heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro Brazil
1988 Andr‚ Hoffmann skates world record 1500m (1:52.06)
1988 Brian Boitano wins Olympic gold medal in figure skating
1988 Cornelia Oschkenat hurdles indoor world record 50m (6.58 sec)
1988 Kelly Hrudy's 5th Islander shut-out win-Hartford 3-0
1988 Peter Kalikow purchases NY Post from Rupert Murdoch for $37.6 million
1988 Rob Druppers runs world record indoor 1000m (2:16.2)
1988 Stefka Kostadinova high jumps indoor world record (2.06 m)
1989 Members of 1949 Oklahoma football team cancelled an April reunion because of deplorable conduct of Oklahoma players
1991 "Taking Steps" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 78 performances
1991 33rd Grammy Awards: Another Day in Paradise, Mariah Carey
1992 "Private Lives" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 37 performances
1992 Orthodox patriarch Shenouda III visits Netherlands
1992 Ross Perot says he'll run for President on Larry King Show
1993 Florida Marlins open their 1st spring training camp
1993 Lisa Walters wins LPGA Itoki Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
1993 NY Islanders retire Billy Smith's number 31
1994 3 Afghans take 70 Pakistani children hostage
1994 Johann Olav Koss skates world record 10 km (13:30.55)
1994 Pope John Paul II demands juristic discrimination of homosexuals
1997 "Stanley" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC
1997 SF Giants Barry Bonds signs record $22.9M 2 year contract
1998 Tara Lipinski wins Olympic figure skating gold medal
1998 UN Sec-Gen Kofi Annan lands in Baghdad, for peace negotiations
1998 US movie box office hits quickest $1 billion for year (51 days)

That's All....

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