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Wednesday, February 27, 2019.



Birthdays


274 Constantine I, Great Roman emperor (306-337), adopted Christianity
1539 Franciscus Raphelengius, Dutch book publisher
1622 Rembrandt Carel Fabritius, Dutch painter
1649 Johann Philipp Krieger, composer
1702 Johann Valentin Gorner, composer
1745 Silverius Muller, composer
1746 Gian Francesco Fortunati, composer
1759 Johann Carl Friedrich Rellstab, composer
1784 Elias Annes Borger, Dutch theologist/poet (To the Rhine)
1784 Job Plimpton, composer
1792 Don Joaquin B F Espartero, Spanish adventurer/fieldmarshal
1802 William George Frederick Cavendish Bentinck, Lord George Bentinck
1807 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Portland Maine, poet (Hiawatha)
1811 [Catherine] Mildred Lee, daughter of US general Robert E Lee
1822 Eugene Gautier, composer
1823 Ferdinand Van Derveer, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1892
1823 William Buel Franklin, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1903
1827 Richard W Johnson, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1897
1832 Alfred Pollard Edward, Civil War journalist, died in 1872
1835 Charles Cartuyvels, Belgian pulprit orator
1835 Richard Garnett, English author (Ananda the Miracle Worker)
1841 [Eleanor] Agnes Lee, daughter of US general Robert E Lee
1846 Joaquin Valverde, composer
1847 Ellen Alice Terry, Coventry Engl, actress/director (Imperial Theatre)
1848 Charles Hubert H Parry, England, musicologist/composer (Jerusalem)
1850 Henry Edwards Huntington, US, railroad exec
1861 Rudolph Steiner, Kraljevic Aust, founder (doctrine of anthroposophy
1867 Irving Fisher, US economist (compensating dollar)
1867 Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, composer
1869 Alice Hamilton, physician/writer (workmen's compensation laws)
1870 Louis Coerne, composer
1874 Max Ettinger, composer
1879 Jose Sancho Marraco, composer
1881 Luitzen [Bertus] Brouwers, Dutch mathematician
1881 Sveinn Bj”rnsson, 1st president of Iceland (1944-52)/poet (Figur ild)
1886 Hugo L Black, Ala, (Sen-D-Ala)/78th Supreme Court justice (1937-71)
1887 James D Innes, English painter
1888 Lotte Lehmann, Perleberg Germany, soprano (Fidello)
1891 David Sarnoff
1891 David Sarnoff
1891 David Sarnoff
1891 David Sarnoff
1891 David Sarnoff
1891 David Sarnoff, US, radio/TV pioneer/CEO (RCA)
1891 Georges E Migot, French composer
1892 William Demarest, St Paul Minn, actor (Uncle Charlie-My 3 Sons)
1893 Joseph Messner, composer
1893 Ralph Linton, US cultural anthropologist (Tree of Culture)
1894 Robert-Lucien Siohan, composer
1895 Edward Brophy, actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy, Cameraman, Doughboys)
1897 Marian Anderson
1897 Marian Anderson
1897 Marian Anderson
1897 Marian Anderson
1897 Marian Anderson
1897 Bernard F Lyot, French astronomer (Lyot filter)
1897 G Paul H Schuitema, graphic designer/photographer (System-O-Color)
1898 Allison Danzig, sports writer (Tennis Pictorial History)
1898 Rutkowski Bronislaw, composer
1899 Charles H Best, Maine, physiologist/co-discoverer (Insulin)
1899 Ian Keith, Boston MA, actor (Rochefort-3 Musketeers)
1899 Sulo Nikolai Salonen, composer
1901 Marino Marini, Italian sculptor/painter
1902 John Steinbeck
1902 John Steinbeck
1902 John Steinbeck
1902 John Steinbeck, compassionate novelist.
1902 John Steinbeck
1902 John Steinbeck, compassionate novelist.
1902 John Steinbeck
1902 Ethelda Bleibtrey, 100m/300m US swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1920)
1902 Gene Sarazen, Harrison NY, PGA golfer (Masters 1935, US Open 1922, 32)
1902 John Steinbeck, Salinas Calif, author (Grapes of Wrath-Nobel 1962)
1903 Reginald Gardiner, Wimbledon England, actor (Great Dictator)
1904 James Thomas Farrell, US, author (Studs Lonigan trilogy)
1904 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor/director (Innocent Heart)
1905 Charles de Keukeleire, Belgian director (Evil Eye)
1905 Franchot Tone, Niagara Falls NY, actor (Dr Freeland-Ben Casey)
1906 Alexander Matheson, NZ cricket pace bowler (2 Tests 1930-31)
1906 H Algernon F "Algy" Rumbold, English diplomat (S Africa/Tibet)
1907 Gerhard Alexander, [Veldheer], Dutch actor (Prince Willem of Orange)
1909 Elisabeth Welch, singer (Song of Freedom, Over the Moon)
1910 Joan Bennett, Palasades NJ, actress (Little Women, Disraeli)
1910 Peter De Vries, Chicago, author (Reuben Reuben, Prick of Noon)
1912 Hugues Panassi‚, French jazz saxophonist/author (Hot Club of France)
1912 Lawrence Durrell, Darjeeling India, writer (Alexandria Quartet)
1913 Frank Allaun, British MP (L)
1913 Irwin Shaw, US, novelist (Rich Man Poor Man)
1915 Arthur Gilson, Belgian attorney/minister of Defense (1958-..)
1917 John Connally, (Gov-D/R-Texas), shot in Kennedy motorcade
1919 Lawrence Durrell, writer
1919 Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, composer
1920 David Vere Bendall, former diplomat
1920 Jose Melis, Havana Cuba, orch leader (Jack Paar Program)
1920 Reg Simpson, cricketer (prolific England opener 1948-55)
1921 Andras Szollosy, composer
1921 Michael Fox, US, actor (Quincy, Dallas, Bold & the Beautiful)
1922 Mervyn Jones, author (Nobody's Fault, 5 Hungarian Writers)
1923 Dexter Gordon, US, tenor saxophonist/actor (Connection)
1923 Viktor Kalabis, composer
1924 M M Shearer, former Lord Lieutenant of Shetland
1924 Norman Marshall, cricketer (brother of Roy, one Test for WI 1955)
1925 Hugh Leggatt, art dealer
1925 Michael Kaye, director (City of London Festival)
1925 Richard AFM Auwerda, Dutch journalist/writer
1926 Peter Emery, British MP
1927 Guy Mitchell, [Al Cernick], Detroit Mich, rocker/actor (Red Garters)
1927 Lord Belhaven & Stenton
1927 Michael Butler, Pro-Provost/chairman (Royal College of Art)
1930 Joanne Woodward
1930 Joanne Woodward
1930 Joanne Woodward
1930 Joanne Woodward
1930 Joanne Woodward
1930 Joanne Woodward, Thomasville Ga, actress (3 Faces of Eve, Rachel)
1930 Lieux Dressler, actress (Alice Grant-General Hospital)
1931 Andrew Sloan, Chief Constable (Strathcourt)
1932 Casey Kasem
1932 Elizabeth Taylor
1932 Casey Kasem
1932 Elizabeth Taylor
1932 Casey Kasem
1932 Elizabeth Taylor
1932 Casey Kasem
1932 Elizabeth Taylor
1932 Casey Kasem
1932 Elizabeth Taylor
1932 Dolf Zwerver, Dutch painter
1932 Elizabeth Taylor, London, actress (Cleopatra) violet eyes
1932 Lord Young of Graffham, CEO (Cables & Wireless)
1933 6th marquess of Bute, Scottish large landowner/bibliophile
1933 Edward Lucie-Smith, poetry critic
1933 Geoffrey Maitland Smith, CEO (Sears)
1933 Malcolm Wallop, (Sen-R-WY, 1977- )
1933 Raymond Berry, Texas, NFL hall of famer (Baltimore Colts)
1934 Ralph Nader
1934 Ralph Nader
1934 Ralph Nader
1934 Ralph Nader, ex-Corvair fan
1934 Ralph Nader
1934 Ralph Nader, ex-Corvair fan
1934 Ralph Nader
1934 [Navarre] Scott Momaday, US author (House Made of Dawn, Pulitzer 1969)
1934 Ralph Nader, Winsted Conn, consumer advocate (Unsafe at Any Speed)
1934 Van Williams, Fort Worth Tx, actor (Green Hornet, Tycoon)
1935 Alberto Remedios, opera/concert singer
1935 Mirella Freni, Modena Italy, lyric soprano (Madame Butterfly)
1936 Chuck Glaser, Spalding Neb, singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again)
1936 Roger M Mahoney, Hollywood Ca, archbishop of Los Angeles (1985- )
1936 Timothy Spall, actor (1871, Life is Sweet, Crusoe, Remembrance)
1936 Virginia Maskell, actress (Suspect, Doctor in Love, Man Upstairs)
1937 Barbara Babcock, Pasadena CA, actr (Dr Quinn, Dallas, Hill St Blues)
1937 Donald MacKay, CEO (Scottish Enterprise)
1937 L Jay Silvester, US, discus thrower (Olympic-silver-1972)
1937 Viscount Head
1938 Pascale Petit, PAris, actor (Code Name: Jaguar, End of Desire)
1939 R.B. Gardner --1998
1939 R.B. Gardner --1998
1939 R.B. Gardner --1998
1939 R.B. Gardner --1998
1939 Antoinette Sibley, ballerina (Turning Point)
1939 Kenzo Takada, Japanese director (Dream After Dream)
1939 Lester King, cricketer (WI fast bowler, 2 Tests 1962-68, 9 wkts)
1939 Peter Revson, auto racer (1971 Indianapolis pole winner)
1939 R.B. Gardner --1998
1940 Howard Hesseman
1940 Howard Hesseman
1940 Howard Hesseman
1940 Howard Hesseman
1940 Howard Hesseman
1940 Barbara Kelly, CEO (Scottish Consumer Council)
1940 Howard Hesseman, Salem Or, actor (Dr Johnny Fever-WKRP, Head of Class)
1941 Ian McGarry, general secretary (British Actors' Equity Association)
1941 Paddy Ashton, New Delhi India, British MP (Soc/Lib Democrat)
1941 Sandy Wilson
1942 Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Due West SC, news reporter (McNeil-Lehrer)
1943 Mary Frann
1943 Mary Frann
1943 Mary Frann
1943 Mary Frann
1943 Mary Frann
1943 Mary Frann, St Louis Mo, actress (Joanna-Newhart, Days of Our Live)
1944 Alan Fudge, Wichita Ks, actor (Man From Atlantis, Paper Dolls)
1944 Graeme Pollock, cricketer (South African batting prodigy)
1944 Roger Scruton, philosopher
1945 Daniel Olbrychski, Poland, actor (La Truite)
1947 Ashley Woodcock, cricketer (one Test Aust v NZ 1974, only knock 27)
1947 Gidon Kremer, Riga Latvia, violinist (Tchaikovsky Prize 1970)
1947 Marian G Klaren, Dutch mime/actress (Red Cabbage)
1948 Eddie Gray, rock guitarist (Tommy James & Shondells-Crystal Blue)
1948 Stephen Curtis, CEO (DVLA)
1950 Franco Moschino, fashion Designer
1950 Julia Neuberger, British Rabbi
1951 Lee Atwater, Republican National Committee Chairman (1989-91)
1951 Steve Harley, rocker (Come Up & See Me)
1952 Dwight Elmo Jones, Houston Tx, basketball player (Olymp-silver-1972)
1952 Henk Westbroek, Dutch singer (Good Cause)
1952 Kevin Raleigh, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Michael Stanley Band)
1954 Neal Schon, rock guitarist (Journey-Open Arms, Bad English)
1955 Garry Christian, rocker
1955 Sally Spencer, actress (M J McKinnon-Another World)
1957 Adrian Smith, heavy metal guitarist (Iron Maiden-Aces High)
1960 Andres Gomez, Ecuador, tennis pro (Madrid Grand Prix-1990)
1960 Bolik Dahan, Suriname singer/radio host (Radio KBC)
1960 John van Grinsven, soccer player (MVV)
1960 Paul Humphreys, rock synthesizer (OMD-Crush, Pacific Age)
1960 Stoney Jackson, Richmond Va, actor (White Shadow, Insiders)
1961 Grant Shaud, actor (Miles Silverburg-Murphy Brown)
1961 James Worthy, NBA forward (LA Lakers, 1988 Playoff MVP)
1962 Adam Baldwin, actor (Full Metal Jacket, My Bodyguard)
1962 Grant Show, Detroit Mich, actor (Jack Hanson-Melrose Place)
1962 Kory Tarpenning, Portland Oregon, pole vaulter
1962 Veronica Ribot-Canales, Buenos Aires Argentina, US diver (Olympics-96)
1963 Francesco Cancellotti, Italy, tennis star
1964 April Heinrichs, Littleton Colo, US women's soccer coach (Olympic-96)
1964 Ewen Vernal, British pop bassist (Deacon Blue-Your Town)
1964 Richard de Vries, soccer player (De Graafschap)
1965 Sandra Cecchini, Bologna Italy, tennis star (1995 Warsaw doubles)
1966 Chris Howard, US baseball catcher (Seattle Mariners)
1966 Gregg Rainwater, actor (Buck Cross-Young Riders)
1966 Pete Smith, US baseball player (Atlanta Braves, NY Mets)
1967 Dallas Eakins, Dade City, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
1967 Frantisek Kaberle, Brno CZE, hockey forward (Team Czech Rep)
1967 Robert Kron, Brno Cze, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)
1968 Loy Vaught, NBA forward (LA Clippers)
1968 Mike Sullivan, Marshfield, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
1968 Ron Cox, NFL linebacker (Chic Bears)
1969 Greg Stevenson, Sherbrooke Quebec, rower (Olympics-11-92, 96)
1969 Robert Massey, NFL cornerback (NY Giants)
1969 Robert Molenaar, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)
1969 Victoria Fair, Jackson Michigan, Miss Michigan-America (1991)
1969 Willie Banks, US baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
1970 David White, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
1971 Ivan Robinson, Phila Pa, US boxer (Olympic-92)
1971 Jaroslav Modry, Ceske-budejovice C, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators)
1971 Rich Tylski, guard/center (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1973 "Pooh" Clark, rocker (High-5)
1973 Terence Davis, WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)
1974 Chris Dishman, guard (Arizona Cardinals)
1974 Jim Maher, cricketer (Queensland lefty batsman victorious 1995 side)
1975 Christina Nigra, actress (Out of This World)
1975 Dana Marie Lane, Cheyenne Wyoming, Miss America-Wyoming (1996)
1975 Duce Staley, running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
1975 Marcus Robinson, wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
1976 Tony Gonzalez, tight end (KC Chiefs)
1980 Chelsea Clinton
1980 Chelsea Clinton
1980 Chelsea Clinton
1980 Chelsea Clinton
1980 Chelsea Clinton
1980 Chelsea Clinton, daughter of President Clinton (1993-2001)

Events


Independence Day, celebrated in the Dominican Republic
Independence Day, celebrated in the Dominican Republic
837 15th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
1526 Saxony & Hesse form League of Gotha (league of Protestant princes)
1531 Evangelical German monarchy/towns form Schmalkaldische Union
1557 1st Russian Embassy opens in London, Russia & US sign trade agreement
1563 William Byrd is appointed organist at Lincoln Cathedral
1594 Henri IV crowned king of France
1665 Battle at Elmina, Gold Coast: Vice-adm De Ruyter beats English
1667 Abraham Crijnssen conquerors Fort Willoughby (Zeelandia), Suriname
1670 Jews expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I
1678 Earl of Shaftesbury freed out of London Tower
1696 English/Welsh nobles lay down Oath of Assn
1700 Pacific Island of New Britain discovered
1713 French troops bomb Willemstad Cura‡ao
1801 Washington DC placed under Congressional jurisdiction
1803 Great fire in Bombay, India
1813 1st federal vaccination legislation enacted
1813 Congress authorizes use of steamboats to transport mail
1814 Ludwig von Beethovens 8th Symphony in F, premieres
1816 Dutch regain Suriname
1827 1st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans
1844 Dominican Republic gains it's independence.
1844 Dominican Republic gains it's independence.
1844 Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti (National Day)
1854 Composer Robert Schumann saved from suicide attempt in Rhine
1861 Russians shoot at Poles protesting Russian rule of Poland
1861 US Congress authorizes 1st stamped newspaper wrappers for mailing
1861 Warsaw Massacre: Russians fire on crowd demonstrating against Russia
1864 6th & last day of battle at Dalton, Georgia (about 600 casualties)
1864 Near Andersonville GA, rebels open a new POW camp "Camp Sumpter"
1865 Civil War skirmish near Sturgeon, Missouri
1869 John Menard is 1st black to make a speech in Congress
1871 Meeting of Alabama claims commission
1872 Charlotte Ray, 1st Black woman lawyer, graduated Harvard U
1873 Dutch socialist Samuel van Wooden demands law against child labor
1874 Baseball 1st played in England, at Lord's Cricket Grounds
1877 US Electoral College declares R Hayes winner presidential election
1879 Constantine Fahlberg discovers saccharin (artificial sweetener)
1881 Battle at Amajuba, S Afr: Boers vs Brit army under Gen Colley
1883 Oscar Hammerstein patents 1st cigar-rolling machine
1890 D Needham & P Kerrigan box 100 rounds (6 h 39 m), SF; match is draw
1900 Battle at Pietershoogte
1900 Boer General Cronj‚ surrenders to English in Pardenberg, South-Africa
1900 British Labour Party forms
1901 NL Rules Committee decrees that all fouls are to count as strikes except after two strikes
1906 France & Britain agree to joint control of New Hebrides
1908 Sacrifice fly adopted (repealed in 1931, reinstated 1954)
1908 Star #46 was added to US flag for Oklahoma
1912 Lord Kitchener opens Khartoum-El Obeid (Nyala) railway
1919 1st public performance of Holst's "Planets"
1919 American Association for Hard of Hearing forms (NYC)
1921 US female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard
1921 US male Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
1922 Commerce Sec Herbert Hoover convenes 1st National Radio Conference
1922 G B Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh I/II," premieres in NYC
1922 Supreme Court unanimously upheld 19th amend woman's right to vote
1924 Belgium's Theunis govt falls
1925 Hitler's resurrects NSDAP political party in Munich
1925 Test Cricket debut of Clarrie Grimmett, who took 5-45 & 6-37 v England
1927 For 2nd Sunday in a row golfers in SC arrested for violating Sabbath
1929 Turkey signs Litvinov-pact
1930 Bouvet Island declared a Norwegian dependency
1932 Explosion in coal mine Boissevain, Virginia, USA (38 dead)
1933 German parliament building, Reichstag, destroyed by fire
1933 Jean Genet's "Intermezzo," premieres in Paris
1933 Nazis set fire to German parliament, blame it on Communists
1936 Willy den Ouden swims world record 100 m free style (1:04.6)
1937 Bradman scores 169 in 5th Test Cricket v England in 223 minutes
1938 Britain & France recognize Franco govt in Spain
1939 Belgian govt of Pierlot falls
1939 English Spook house Borley Rectory destroyed in a fire
1939 France recognizes Franco's regime in Spain
1939 Supreme Court outlaws sit-down strikes
1942 1st transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany
1942 Battle of Java Sea began 13 US warships sunk-2 Japanese
1942 J S Hey discovers radio emissions from Sun
1945 Battle of US 94 Infantry
1946 4th "Road" film, "Road to Utopia" premieres (NYC)
1947 Paul-Emile Victor French polar expeditions organized
1949 Chaim Weizmann becomes 1st Israeli president
1950 General Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China
1951 22nd amendment ratified, limiting president to 2 terms
1955 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
1956 Elvis Presley's releases "Heartbreak Hotel"
1956 Female suffrage in Egypt
1957 Mao's speech "On Correct Handling of Contradictions Among People"
1957 Premiere of only prime-time network TV show beginning with an "X": "Xavier Cugat Show" on NBC (until X-Files)
1958 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1959 Chicago Cards trade running back Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players
1959 Boston Celtic Bob Cousy sets NBA record with 28 assists Boston Celtics score 173 points against Minneapolis Lakers
1960 Oil pipe line from Rotterdam to Ruhrgebied opens
1960 US Olympic Ice Hockey Team beats USSR 3-2 en route to gold medal
1962 South-Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem's palace bombed, 1st US killed
1963 Mickey Mantle of NY Yankees sign a baseball contract worth $100,000
1964 "What Makes Sammy Run?" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 540 perfs
1965 "High Spirits" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 375 performances
1965 Dutch Marijnen govt resigns
1965 France performs Underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1966 Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler/Bernard Ford GRB
1966 Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Belousova & Protopopov of URS
1966 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Peggy Fleming of US
1966 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Emmerich Danzer AUT
1967 Antigua & St Christopher-Nevis become associated states of UK
1967 Dominica gains independence from England
1967 Pink Floyd release their 1st single "Arnold Layne"
1967 Rio de la Plata Treaty
1969 Gen Hafez al-Assad becomes head of Syria via milt coup
1969 President Nixon visits West-Berlin
1970 NY Times (falsely) reports US army has ended domestic surveillance
1972 Pres Nixon & Chinese Premier Chou En-lai issued Shanghai Communique
1973 American Indian Movement occupy Wounded Knee in South Dakota
1973 Dick Allen signs a record $675,000 3-yr contract with White Sox
1973 Members of American Indian Movement begin occupation of Wounded Knee
1973 Pope Paul VI publishes constitution motu proprio Quo aptius
1973 White Sox slugger Dick Allen signs 3-year $750,000 contract
1974 "People" magazine begins sales
1974 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1975 CDU-politician Peter Lorentz kidnapped in West Berlin
1975 House of Reps pass $21.3 billion anti-recession tax-cut bill
1976 Final meeting between Mao tse Tung & Richard Nixon
1977 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
1977 Keith Richards gets suspended sentence for heroin possession, Canada
1978 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1980 22nd Grammy Awards: What a Fool Believe, Streisand-Diamond duet
1980 Israel & Egypt exchange ambassadors
1980 Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins elections in Zimbabwe
1980 Terrorists occupies Dominican embassy in Bogota
1981 Greatest passenger load on a commercial airliner-610 on Boeing 747
1981 Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder record "Ebony & Ivory"
1982 Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), hits on 63rd consecutive free throw
1982 Earl Anthony becomes 1st pro bowler to win more than $1 million
1982 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1982 Wayne Williams found guilty of murdering 2 of 28 blacks in Atlanta
1983 Eamonn Coghlan set indoor mile record of 3:49.78
1983 Jan Stephenson wins Tucson Conquistadores LPGA Golf Tournament
1984 Carl Lewis jumps world record indoor (8,675 m)
1984 WRC-AM in Washington DC changes call letters to WWRC
1984 Worker's union leader Billy Nair freed in South Africa
1985 Farmers converge in Washington to demand economic relief
1985 Mauritania's new constitutional charter published
1985 US dollar is worth Ÿ3.9355 (Netherlands)
1987 "Washington Week In Review," 20th anniversary on PBS
1987 Donald Regan resigned as White House chief of staff
1987 Mike Conley triple jumps world indoor record (17.76m)
1987 NCAA cancels SMU's entire 1987 football schedule for gross violations of NCAA rules regarding athletic corruption
1988 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Orient Leasing Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
1988 Bonnie Blair (US) wins Olympic 500m speed skating in record 39.1
1988 Gulfstream G-IV goes around the world 36:08:34
1988 Katarina Witt (GDR) wins 2nd consecutive Olympic figure skating
1989 German war criminals Aus der Fnten/Fischer, freed in Holland
1990 Exxon Corp & Exxon Shipping are indicted on 5 criminal counts (Valdez)
1990 No one elected to Hall of Fame for 2nd time in 3 years
1991 President Bush declares a cease-fire, halting the Gulf War.
1991 President Bush declares a cease-fire, halting the Gulf War.
1991 Ben Elton's "Silly Cow," premieres in London
1991 Gulf War ends after Iraqi troops retreated & Kuwait is liberated
1991 Noureddine Morcelli set 1500m mark at 3:34:16
1991 Singer James Brown is released from prison
1991 US led allied 6 week war with Iraq ends
1992 Larry Smith, named 9th Commissioner of the CFL
1992 Tiger Woods, 16, becomes youngest PGA golfer in 35 years
1993 PBA National Championship Won by Ron Palombi Jr
1994 17th Winter Olympic games closes in Lillehammer, Norway
1994 Maronite church near Beirut bombed, 10 killed
1995 Car bomb explodes in Zakho, North-Iraq (54-80 killed)
1996 Mark Waugh scores 126 in World Cup against India
1997 "Last Night of Ballyhoo" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC
1997 Singer Sade (Helen Folasade), arrest in Jamaica for disobeying a cop
1998 14th Soap Opera Digest Awards
1998 Apple discontinues developing Newton computer
1998 FBI arrests 10 most wanted suspected serial killer Tony Ray Amati
1998 NE Patriot David Meggett arrested in Toronto on sex assault charges

That's All....

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