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Monday, February 5, 2018.



Birthdays


1589 Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright/poet
1626 Marie de S‚vign‚, Paris, letter-writer (Portrait in Letters)
1662 Giuseppi Vignola, composer
1711 Joseph Umstatt, composer
1723 John Witherspoon, clergyman/signed Declaration of Independence
1732 Nathanael Gottfried Gruner, composer
1744 John Jeffries, colonial physician/meteorologist
1748 Christian Gottlob Neefe, German composer/conductor/tutor of Beethoven
1753 Coert L van Beyma thoe Kingma, Frisian regent/patriot
1770 Alexandre Brongniart, Paris, mineralogist/geologist (Tertiary)
1775 Margaretha J de Neufville, author (Small Pligten)
1778 Robert Peel, British PM (1834-46)/founder (Tories)
1779 Frans van Campenhout, Belgian vocalist/composer (Braban‡onne)
1788 Karoly Kisfaludy, Hungarian literary (A Tat rok Magyarorsz gon)
1788 Robert "Bobbie" Peel, British conservative premier/founder (Bobbies)
1799 John Lindley, English botanist (Elements of Botany)
1804 Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finland, poet
1810 Ole Bull, composer
1833 John Watkinson, founder of British Chess Magazine (oldest chess mag)
1837 Dwight Lyman Moody, US, evangelist (Student Volunteer Movement)
1840 John Boyd Dunlop, developed the pneumatic rubber tire.
1840 John Boyd Dunlop, developed the pneumatic rubber tire.
1840 Hiram Stevens Maxim, inventor (automatic single-barrel rifle)
1840 John Boyd Dunlop, Scotland, developer (pneumatic rubber tire)
1848 Belle Starr [Myra Belle Shirley], US female outlaw (wild west)
1848 Joris-Karl Huysmans, France, writer (Against the Grain)
1856 Otto Brahm, German critic/founder (Neue Deutsche Rundschau)
1860 Jackson Showalter, 1st US chess champion (1888-92, 1895-97, 1906-0?)
1862 Felipe Villanueva y Guti‚rrez, Mexico, composer
1863 Armand Parent, composer
1864 Carl Tieke, composer
1865 Harvey Worthington Loomis, composer
1866 Arthur Keith, Scottish anthropologist
1866 Henri [Hendrik J] Hall, Dutch MP/comic (Put a Lid on it)
1866 Rossetter Gleason Cole, composer
1867 Casper A Lingbeek, vicar/Dutch MP (HSP, 1925..37)
1868 Lodewijk Mortelmans, composer
1871 Jovan Ducic, Serb poet (Blue Legends)
1878 Andre-Gustave Citroen, French automaker
1878 Andre-Gustave Citroen, French automaker
1878 Andr‚-Gustave Citro‰n, France, auto maker
1879 Edward Rigby, England, actor (Star Look Down, Young & Innocent)
1881 Frederick Leonard Lonsdale, British playwright (Balkan Princess)
1882 Felice Lattuada, composer
1887 A P Gtersloh, writer
1889 Elias Henry "Patsy" Hendren, cricketer (prolific England bat of 20's)
1889 Ernest Tyldesley, cricketer (1st Lancastrian to score 100 100's)
1889 Ioan Dumitru Chirescu, composer
1891 Elizabeth Ryan, Anaheim Calif, doubles tennis champ (6 time Wimbled)
1891 Karl L Schmidt, German/Swiss theologist (Urchristentum)
1892 George Saiko, writer
1893 Roman Ingarden, Polish philosopher (Studia philosophica)
1897 Dirk U Stikker, director (Heineken)/Dutch foreign minister/NATO
1900 Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.
1900 Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.
1900 Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.
1900 Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.
1900 Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.
1900 Adlai E Stevenson, (Gov-D-Ill), pres candidate (D) (1952, 1956)
1902 Bronislaw Kaper, composer
1903 Ivan Galamian, Tabriz Persia, violinist
1903 Joan Whitney Payson, owner (NY Mets & horse stables)
1903 Nathaniel Owings, Indianapolis, architect (Oak Ridge, TN; Sears)
1906 John Carradine, Greenwich Village NY, actor (Grapes of Wrath, Howling)
1907 Jan Klaasesz, Dutch governor Suriname (1949-56)
1907 Norton Simon, business executive (Simon & Schuster)
1907 Pierre E J Pflimlin, premier France
1909 Grazyna Bacewicz, composer
1910 Martha van Och-Scholl, German/Dutch resistance fighter (WW II)
1912 Willard Parker, NYC, actor (Kiss Me Kate, What A Woman)
1912 Zoltan Pongracz, composer
1913 Rozelle Claxton, pianist/arranger
1914 William Burroughs
1914 William Burroughs
1914 William Burroughs
1914 William Burroughs
1914 William Burroughs
1914 Alan Hodgkin, British physicist (Nobel 1963)
1914 William S Burroughs, St Louis, novelist (Naked Lunch)
1915 Robert Hofstadter, US atomic physicist
1917 Zsa Zsa Gabor, [Zsa Sari], Budapest, actress (Queen of Outer Space)
1918 Charles J "Tim" Holt, US actor (Treasure of Sierra Madre)
1918 Kara Abulfazogli Karayev, composer
1918 Tim Holt, Beverly Hills CA, actor (Stagecoach, Hitler's Children)
1919 Red Buttons
1919 Red Buttons
1919 Red Buttons
1919 Red Buttons
1919 Red Buttons
1919 Andrea George Papandreou, Greek premier (1981-89, 93- )
1919 Red Buttons, [Aaron Chwatt], Bronx NYC, comedian/actor (Sayonara)
1921 John M Pritchard, London England, conductor
1922 Bernard Kalb, spokesman (State Dept)/actor (Dave)
1923 Stephen J Cannell, TV producer/writer
1924 Robert Lynn, anarchist
1926 Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, NYC, publisher (NY Times)
1927 Robert Brown, Herbrides Is, actor (Here Come the Brides, Primus)
1927 Val Dufour, New Orleans LA, actor (Eugenie Grandet, Another World)
1928 Andrew Greeley
1928 Andrew Greeley
1928 Andrew Greeley
1928 Andrew Greeley
1928 Andrew Greeley
1928 Andrew M Greeley, author/reverend
1928 Pananayiotis Taki Vatikiotis, middle east scholar
1929 Fred Sinowatz, (SP™), chancellor of Austria (1983-86)
1933 J”rn Donner, Helsinki Finland, director (Anna, Tenderness)
1933 Nick Georgiade, NYC, actor (Untouchables, Run Buddy Run)
1933 Ron Wilson, US percussionist (Joy of Cooking)
1934 Henry "Hank" Aaron
1934 Henry "Hank" Aaron
1934 Henry "Hank" Aaron
1934 Henry "Hank" Aaron
1934 Henry "Hank" Aaron
1934 Hank Aaron, baseball player (record 755 HRs, 1957 NL MVP)
1935 Alex Harvey, rocker (Just Visiting This Planet)
1935 John J "Jannie" Geldenhuys, supreme commander S Africa army 1980- )
1937 Cocky van Oost, [Kommertje van Vliet], Dutch dancer (Sylphides)
1937 Gaston Roelants, Belgium, world cross-country champion
1937 Stuart Damon, Bkln NY, actor (Alan Quartermaine-General Hospital)
1938 Dick van Niehoff, Dutch vocalist (Fouryo)
1938 John Guare, US writer (6ų of Separation, Atlantic City, Taking Off)
1939 Brian Luckhurst, cricketer (England opener of 60's & early 70's)
1939 Jane Bryant Quinn, newscaster/financial writer (Everyone's Money Book)
1940 H.R. Giger
1940 H.R. Giger
1940 H.R. Giger
1940 H.R. Giger
1940 H.R. Giger
1940 H R Giger, artist, special effects designer, (Alien)
1941 Barrett Strong, Detroit, vocalist (Money, That's What I Want)
1941 David Selby, Morganstown WV, actor (Falcon Crest, Flamingo Road)
1941 Rick Laird, jazz musician (Gerry Niewood & Timepiece)
1941 Stephen J Cannell, producer (Rockford Files)
1942 Roger Staubach
1942 Roger Staubach
1942 Roger Staubach
1942 Roger Staubach
1942 Roger Staubach
1942 Cory Wells, Buffalo NY, rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World)
1942 Roger Staubach, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
1942 Susan Hill, English playwright (Magic Apple Tree)
1943 Charles Winfield, Penn, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears-Spinning Wheel)
1943 Craig Morton, Flint Mich, NFL quarterback (Dallas, Denver)
1943 Ivan Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, composer
1943 Larry Tamblyn, rock guitarist (Standells-Dirty Water)
1943 Michael Mann, Chicago IL, actor/director (Sexpot, Close Friends)
1943 Nolan Bushnell, founder (Atari)/creator (Pong)
1943 Sven Johnson, rocker (Tangerine Dream
1944 Al Kooper, rock keyboards/vocalist (Blood Sweat & Tears-When I Die)
1944 Cory Wells, rocker
1944 J R Cobb, Birmingham Ala, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section, Classic IV)
1946 Charlotte Rampling, England, actress (Zardoz, Night Porter, Verdict)
1947 Claude King, singer
1947 David Ladd, LA Calif, actor (Raymie, Catlow, Misty, Deathline)
1947 Mary Louise Cleave, Southampton NY, PhD/astronaut (STS 61-B, STS 30)
1948 Barbara Hershey
1948 Barbara Hershey
1948 Barbara Hershey
1948 Barbara Hershey
1948 Barbara Hershey
1948 Barbara Hershey, [Herzstein], Atlanta, (Stuntman, Shy People)
1948 Christopher Guest, NYC, actor (SNL, Heartbeeps, This is Spinal Tap)
1948 David Denny, rock guitarist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra)
1948 Elco [LC] Brinkman, Dutch minister WVC (CDA)
1948 Nigel Tufnel, rocker (Spinal Tap)
1949 David Sullivan, English softporno/newspaper publisher (Sunday Sport)
1949 Maidarjabyn Ganzorig, Mongolia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 39 backup)
1949 Nigel Olsson, rock guitarist/drummer (Elton John Band)
1950 Ann Sexton, US vocalist (You're Gone too Long)
1951 Elizabeth Swados, Buffalo NY, composer/playwright (1972 TONY)
1954 Roseanne Katan, Jamacia, playmate (Sep, 1978)
1955 Debra Jo Fondren, Los Angeles Cal, playmate of year (September, 1977)
1957 Craig Wilson, Beeville TX, US water polo goalie (Olym-silver-84, 88)
1958 Jennifer Jason Leigh, [Morrow], LA Cal, actress (Single White Female)
1959 Glenn Dubis, Lincoln Neb, US 3x40 rifle (Olympics-1984, 88, 96)
1960 Jane Geddes, Huntington NY, LPGA golfer (1987 Women's Kemper Open)
1960 William John Readings, literary theorist
1962 Jennifer Jason Leigh
1962 Jennifer Jason Leigh
1962 Jennifer Jason Leigh
1962 Jennifer Jason Leigh
1962 Jennifer Jason Leigh
1962 Duff McKagan, [Michael], Seattle Wash, bassist (Guns & Roses)
1962 Tommy Skeoch, rock vocalist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
1964 Jim Pugh, Burbank CA, tennis star
1965 Ben Lee, Rangoon Burma, US badminton player (Olympic-92)
1965 James David McGovern, Teaneck NJ, PGA golfer (1993 Shell Houston Open)
1965 Tarik Benhabiles, Algeria, tennis star
1966 Jose Maria Olazabal, golfer
1968 Chris Barron, rocker (Spin Doctors)
1968 Regina Rajchitova, Czech, tennis star
1968 Roberto Alomar, Salinas Puerto Rico, infielder (Baltimore Orioles)
1968 Will Furrer, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, St Louis Rams)
1969 Bobby Brown, Roxbury Ma, vocalist (Ghostbusters, Don't Be Cruel)
1970 Darren Lehmann, cricketer (SA & Vic LHB Australian ODI 1996)
1970 Forey Duckett, NFL/WLAF cornerback/safety (Saints, Scot Claymores)
1971 Dennis Hall, Milwaukee, 125« lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-sil-92, 96)
1971 Dianne Norman, Sault Ste Marie Ontario, basketball forward (Oly-96)
1971 Marcus Redman, actor (Raymond-Doogie Howser)
1971 Peter "Chip" Cipollone, Ardmore Pa, rower (Olympics-1996)
1972 Chris Bailey, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Oly-98)
1972 Erin Phillips, Mexico Missouri, Miss America-Missouri (1996)
1972 Tony Johnson, tight end (New Orleans Saints)
1973 Diego Serrano, Quito Ecuador, actor (Tomas Rivera-Another World)
1973 Israel Raybon, defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
1973 Laura Espinoza-Watson, Torrance CA, female infielder (Silver Bullets)
1973 Richard Matvichuk, Ft Saskatchewan C, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
1974 Adrienne Johnson, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
1975 Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
1975 Jan l'Ami, Dutch soccer player (Willem II)
1976 Nancy Feber, Antwerp Belgium, tennis star (1995 Puerto Rico)
1978 Kristina Cherina, Miss Croatia Universe (1997)

Events


816 Frankish emperor Louis grants archbishop Salzburg immunity
1428 King Alfonso V, orders Sicily's Jews to attend conversion sermons
1488 Roman catholic German emperor Maximilian I caught in Belgium
1512 French troops under Gaston de Foix rescues Bologna
1556 Kings Henri I & Philip II sign Treaty of Vaucelles
1572 Beggars assault Oisterwijk Neth, drive nuns out
1576 Henry of Navarre abjures Catholicism at Tours
1631 Rhode Island, founder, Roger Williams arrives in Boston from England
1644 1st US livestock branding law passed, by Connecticut
1649 Prince of Wales becomes king Charles II
1663 Earthquake in Canada
1679 German emperor Leopold I signs peace with France
1736 Methodists John & Charles Wesley arrive in Savannah, Georgia
1777 Georgia becomes 1st US state to abolish both entail & primogeniture
1778 Articles of Confederation ratified by 1st state, South Carolina
1782 Spanish take Minorca (western Mediterranean) from English
1783 Earthquakes ravage Calabria, killing 30,000
1783 Sweden recognizes US independence
1795 Zealand Neth surrenders to French general Michaud
1816 Rossini's Opera "Barber of Seville," premieres in Rome
1817 1st US gas co incorporated, Baltimore (coal gas for street lights)
1825 Hannah Lord Montague of NY creates 1st detachable shirt collar
1831 Jan van Speijk blows up his gunboat in Antwerp, killing about 30
1846 "Oregon Spectator" is 1st newspaper to be published on the West Coast
1850 Adding machine employing depressible keys patented, New Paltz, NY
1855 British govt of Palmerston forms
1861 1st moving picture peep show machine is patented by Samuel Goodale
1861 Kinematoscope patented by Coleman Sellers, Phila
1861 Louisiana delegation except Mr Bouligny withdraws from Congress
1864 Federals occupy Jackson, Mississippi
1865 Battle of Hatcher's Run, VA (Armstrong's Mill, Dabney's Mill)
1870 1st motion picture shown to a theater audience, Philadelphia
1879 Joseph Swan demonstrates light bulb using carbon glow
1881 Phoenix, Az incorporates
1885 News of fall of Khartoum reaches London
1887 Snow falls on San Francisco.
1887 Snow falls on San Francisco.
1887 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Otello" premieres at La Scala in Italy
1887 Snow falls on SF
1893 Alfred Naess skates world record 500m (49.4 sec)
1894 Female suffrage organization in Amsterdam forms
1897 Marcel Proust meets Jean Lorrain in a pistol duel
1900 British troops under Gen Buller occupy Vaal Krantz, Natal
1901 Loop-the-loop centrifugal RR (roller coaster) patented by Ed Prescot
1901 Pierpont Morgan forms US Steel Corp
1904 American occupation of Cuba ends
1907 Arnold Sch”nberg's 1st string quartet premieres in Vienna
1911 Society of Dutch Composers forms in Amsterdam
1916 Enrico Caruso recorded "O Solo Mio" for the Victor Talking Machine Co
1917 Congress overrides Wilson's veto, curtailing Asian immigration
1917 Morosco Theater opens at 217 W 45th St NYC (demolished 1982)
1917 Present Mexican constitution adopted
1918 1st US pilot to down an enemy airplane, Stephen W Thompson
1918 Separation of church & state begins in USSR
1919 NL pres John Heydler dismisses charges that Hal Chase bet against his team & threw games in collusion with gamblers
1921 Yankees purchase 20 acres in Bronx for Yankee Stadium
1922 Reader's Digest magazine 1st published
1923 General mine strike against wage cuts in Saar
1923 Mass arrests of socialists & communists in Italy
1927 Buster Keaton's movie "The General" released & bombed
1929 Jimmy Hatlo's "They'll Do It Every Time" cartoon debuts in SF
1930 5th Aliyah to Israel begins
1931 Maxine Dunlap becomes 1st US women to earn a glider pilot license
1933 Marinus van der Lubbe passes Dutch/German boundary
1936 National Wildlife Federation forms
1937 1st Charlie Chaplin talkie, "Modern Times," released
1937 FDR proposes enlarging Supreme Court, "court packing" plan failed
1938 Hans Engnestangen skates world record 500m (41.8 sec)
1940 Gen Winckelman replaces Gen Reijnders as Dutch supreme commander
1940 Glenn Miller & his Orchestra record "Tuxedo Junction"
1941 Dutch Premier De Geer returns from Lisbon to Netherlands
1942 "Woman of the Year," starring Hepburn & Tracy opens at Radio City
1942 Braves get Tommy Holmes from Yanks for Buddy Hassett & Gene Moore
1943 Amsterdam resistance group CS-6 shoots nazi general Seyffardt
1943 Clandestine Radio Atlantiksender, Germany, 1st transmission
1944 358 RAF-bombers attack Stettin
1945 Big Racket becomes fastest race horse at 69t.6 kph (440 yd/20.8 s)
1945 British premier Churchill arrives in Yalta, the Krim
1945 US troops under General Douglas MacArthur enter Manilla
1947 Bolewet Beirut becomes president of Poland
1948 "Nature of Things" science show premieres on NBC prime time
1948 Dick Button becomes 1st US figure skating Olympic champion
1948 Gretchen Fraser becomes 1st US woman Olympic slalom champion
1949 Huaso sets official world equestrian high-jump record, 2.47 m, Chic
1953 Walt Disney's "Peter Pan" released
1953 Walt Disney's "Peter Pan" released
1953 "Peter Pan" by Walt Disney opens at Roxy Theater, NYC
1953 5th Emmy Awards: I Love Lucy, Thomas Mitchell & Helen Hayes wins
1954 WCDC TV channel 19 in Adams, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 7th Winter Olympic games close at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
1956 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Havana Golf Open
1956 NY Mayor Robert Wagner & Bkln Boro Pres Frank Cashmore sponsor a bill to create a $30M Brooklyn Sports Center Authority to build
1957 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd Piano Concert
1958 Clifton R Wharton confirmed as 1st US black foreign minister (Romania)
1958 Gamel Abdel Nasser nominated 1st president of United Arab Republic
1958 Test Cricket debut of Lance Gibbs, WI v Pakistan, Port-of-Spain
1958 Vanguard TV-3 back-up launches into Earth orbit; reaches 6 km
1959 "Redhead" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 455 performances
1959 Australia regain the Ashes with a 10 wicket victory at Adelaide
1962 French President de Gaulle calls for Algeria's independence
1962 Suit to bar Englewood NJ from "racial segregated" schools, filed
1962 Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter & Saturn within 16ų
1963 Maarten Schmidt discovers enormous red shifts in quasars
1963 Soviet lunar probe failure
1965 Beursschouwburg opens in Brussels
1966 BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island
1967 "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC)
1967 Anastasio Somoza elected president of Nicaragua
1967 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Robert Penn Warren
1968 KDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
1968 Skater Kees Verkerk wins olympic gold in the 1500m
1969 "Turn-On," debuts & cancelled by ABC after flopping so badly
1969 US population reaches 200 million
1969 Vince Lombardi, becomes part owner, vp, gm & head coach of Redskins
1970 1st Test Cricket ton of Barry Richards, 126, 164 balls, 20 fours 1 six
1970 Test Cricket debut of John Traicos, South Africa v Australia, Durban
1970 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 WSCV TV channel 51 in Ft Lauderdale, FL (IND) suspends broadcasting
1971 Apollo 14, 3rd manned expedition to moon, lands near Fra Mauro
1971 Apollo 14, 3rd manned expedition to moon, lands near Fra Mauro
1971 Apollo 14, 3rd US manned Moon expedition, lands near Fra Mauro Alan Shepard & Edward Mitchell (Apollo 14) walk on Moon for 4 hrs
1972 "Another Puff" by Jerry Reed peaks at #65
1972 Bob Douglas is 1st black elected to Basketball Hall of Fame
1972 US airlines begin mandatory inspection of passengers & baggage
1973 Comic strip "Hagar The Horrible" debuted
1973 Funeral for LC William Nolde, last US soldier killed in Vietnam War
1973 Juan Corona sentenced to 25 consecutive life terms for 25 murders
1974 Mariner 10 takes first close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure
1974 Mariner 10 takes first close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure
1974 British mine strike
1974 Mats Wermelin, Sweden, scores all points in 272-0 basketball win
1974 Maximum speed on Autobahn reduced to 100 kph
1974 Patty Hearst kidnapped
1974 US Mariner 10 returns 1st close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure
1976 Australia complete 5-1 series drubbing of West Indies
1976 Last day of Test Cricket for Lance Gibbs & Ian Redpath
1977 "CB Savage" by Rod Hart peaks at #67
1977 "Dis-Gorilla (part 1)" by Rick Dees peaks at #56
1977 "In The Mood" by Henhouse 5 Plus Too (Ray Stevens) peaks at #40
1977 "Turn Loose On My Leg" by Jim Stafford peaks at #98
1977 "Up Your Nose" by Gabriel Kaplan peaks at #91
1977 General Mills Adventure Theater premieres on CBS radio
1977 Sugar Ray Leonard beats Luis Vega in 6 rounds in his 1st pro fight
1977 US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
1977 US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
1978 Fred Newman makes 88 consecutive basketball free throws blindfolded
1979 According to Census Bureau, US population reaches 200 million
1979 According to Census Bureau, US population reaches 200 million
1979 Costliest single periodical ad, $3.2 million, Gulf + Western in Time
1979 Sears Radio Theater premieres on CBS
1980 32nd NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 6-3 at Detroit
1980 Egyptian parliament votes to end boycott of Israel
1981 "Piaf" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 165 performances
1981 Largest Jell-O made (9,246 gallons of watermelon-flavor) in Brisbane
1981 Milt jury in NC convicts Robert Garwood of collaborating with enemy
1982 Chin A Sen ends term as president of Suriname
1982 DEA announces seizure of 3,192 tons of marijuana, 495 people
1982 Laker Airways collapse owing œ270M ($351M)
1982 Suriname pres Chin A Sen resigns & flees to Neth
1983 Former Nazi Gestapo official Klaus Barbie brought to trial
1984 NZ beat England (82 & 93) by an innings in 3 days
1984 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
1986 Corazon Aquino & Ferdinand Marcos appear on "Nightline"
1987 Dow Jones avg closes above 2,200 for 1st time
1987 Soyuz TM-2 launches
1988 1st prime-time wrestling match in 30 yrs-Andre beats Hulk Hogan
1988 Arizona House of Reps vote to impeach Republican Gov Evan Mecham
1988 Panamanian Gen Manuel Noriega indicted by US grand jury for drugs
1989 Kareem Abdul-Jabar becomes 1st NBA player to score 38,000 points
1990 Notre Dame becomes 1st team to sell its game to a major network (NBC)
1991 A Michigan court bars Dr Jack Kevorkian from assisting in suicides
1991 All American Bowl ends after 14 years
1991 Big East Football conference forms
1991 Joni Mitchel inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame
1991 LA King Dave Taylor becomes 29th NHler to score 1000 points
1991 Howard Stern kisses NY Giant Leonard Marshall's ass over bet, Stern lost claiming the Giants would lose the Superbowl
1992 Jury selection begins in the LA cops beating Rodney King case
1992 Last day of Test Cricket cricket for Dilip Vengsarkar
1992 Mike Whitney career-best 7-27 at WACA in Test Cricket win v India
1993 Grenade explodes in Sarajevo, killing 63 & injuring 160
1993 R James Woolsey, becomes 16th director of CIA
1994 "Where On Earth Is Carmen San Diego," debuts on Fox TV
1994 Medgar Evers' murderer Byron De La Beckwith sentenced to life, in Jackson Miss, 30 years after the crime
1995 Japan's Shinshinto Party wins local elections
1995 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 41-13
1995 Sandra V”lker swims female European record 50m backstroke: 27.77
1997 3 Swiss banks create $70 million Holocaust fund
1997 Brook Lee, Hawaii, crowned 46th Miss USA (en route to Miss Universe)
1998 Alberto Acciarito convicted of harassing his ex-wife Ingrid Rossellini
1998 Author Tom Clancy confirms he signed agreement to purchase Minn Vikings for slightly more than $200 million, an NFL franchise record
1998 Nancy Kerring & Tonya Harding talk on FOX (Taped Dec 22nd)
2001 Microsoft Corp. announces Whistler will be called Windows XP.
2001 Microsoft Corp. announces Whistler will be called Windows XP.
2001 Microsoft Corp. announces Whistler will be called Windows XP.
2001 Microsoft Corp. announces Whistler will be called Windows XP.
2001 Microsoft Corp. announces Whistler will be called Windows XP.

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