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Friday, March 30, 2018.



Birthdays


1135 Maimonides, [Moses Ben Maimon], C•rodoba Spain, philosopher/physician
1222 Nichiren, Japan, Buddhist priest/saint
1432 Mehmed II [Fƒtih], Sultan of Turkey (1451-81)
1672 Peter I "the Great" Romanov, great tsar of Russia (1682-1725)
1674 Jethro Tull, agricultural writer (Basildon), baptised
1681 Pieter Snyers, Flemish painter/engraver
1687 Johann Balthasar Freisslich, composer
1697 John-Baptist Xavery, Flemish sculptor
1719 Sir John Hawkins, wrote 1st history of music in English
1719 Sir John Hawkins, wrote 1st history of music in English
1719 John Hawkins, England, wrote 1st history of music
1727 Tommaso MFS Traetta, Ital's opera composer/band leader (Farnace)
1746 Francisco Jose de Goya, Fuendetodos Spain, painter/etcher (Naked Maja)
1750 John Stafford Smith, composer
1772 Johann Wilhelm Wilms, composer
1790 Joseph Smith, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1877
1804 Salomon Sulzer, composer
1805 Adrien de La Fage, composer
1811 Angelo Catelani, Italian composer/conductor
1815 Wincenty Studzinski, composer
1823 Joseph Farmer Knipe, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1901
1824 Innis Newton Palmer, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1825 Samuel Bell Maxey, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1895
1830 Auguste Tolbecque, composer
1830 Julius F A Bahnsen, German philosopher
1835 Bernhard Scholz, composer
1836 Karl Freiherr von Stumm-Halberg, German industrialist/politician
1842 Dr Crawford Long, 1st physician to use ether as anesthetic
1842 John Fiske, [Edmund Fisk Green], US historian/philosopher
1844 Paul M Verlaine, France, lyric poet (Sagesse Bonbeur)
1853 Vincent van Gogh, artist who always lent an ear
1853 Vincent van Gogh, artist who always lent an ear
1853 Vincent van Gogh, Zundert Neth, artist who always lent an ear (Irises)
1864 Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist/politician
1865 Heinrich Rubens, German physicist
1872 Sergey Nikiforovich Vasilenko, composer
1876 Clifford Whittingham Beers, US, mental hygiene pioneer
1880 Sean O'Casey, Ireland, playwright (Playboy of the Western World)
1882 Melanie Klein, Austrian/British psycho analysis
1883 Jo Davidson, US, sculptor (Woodrow Wilson, Walt Whitman)
1886 Stanislaw Lesniewski, Poland, logician/mathematician
1887 Albert P Termote, Flemish/Dutch sculptor (Charles the Great)
1888 Anna Q Nilsson, Sweden, actress (Shenandoah, Uncle Tom's Cabin)
1891 Jan B Cammans, Flemish actor (Brothers Karamazov)
1892 Erwin Panofsky, German/US art historian
1894 Sergei Ilyushin, Russian airplane builder (Ilyushin)
1895 Jean Giono, French writer (World Chant)
1898 Heinz Risse, writer
1898 Joyce Carey, English actress (Black Windmill)
1899 Irving Thalberg, US producer (MGM)
1903 Countee Cullen, US poet (Color, Ballad of the Brown Girl)
1903 Sol C Siegel, US, producer (High Society, Gentlemen prefer blondes)
1904 Akarova, [Marguerite Acarin], Belgian dancer (Les Biches)
1905 Mikio Oda, Japan, triple jumper (Olympic-gold-1928)
1908 Camille Schmit, composer
1908 Kurt Bruggemann, composer
1908 Leslie O'Brien "Chuck" Fleetwood-Smith, Chinese cricket bowler
1909 Ernst Gombrich, OM/FBA/director (Warburg Institute)
1911 Dennis Gomm, musician
1912 Andrew Rodger Waterson, scholar/naturalist
1912 Jack Cowie, cricketer (successful NZ fast bowler either side of WWII)
1913 Frankie Laine
1913 Frankie Laine
1913 Frankie Laine
1913 Frankie Laine
1913 Frankie Laine
1913 Frankie Laine, Chicago Ill, actor (Frankie Laine Show, Rawhide)
1913 Gottfried Reinhardt, theatre producer
1913 Richard Helms, CIA head (1966-73)
1914 Sonny Boy Williamson, [John Lee], blues musician (Down & Out Blues)
1917 Els Aarne, composer
1917 Herbert Anderson, actor (Henry-Dennis The Menace)
1917 Rudolf Bruci, composer
1918 John Gray, FRS/marine biologist
1918 Joseph Allen Jr, Boston MA, actor (Death of a Champion)
1919 McGeorge Bundy, Boston, national security adviser (JFK)
1919 Ramsay Ames, actress (G-Men Never Forget, Ali Baba & 40 Thieves)
1920 Turhan Bey, Vienna Austria, actor (Dragon Seed, Ali Baba & 40 Thieves)
1921 Countess of Sutherland, English great land owner/multi-millionaire
1921 Kan Ishii, composer
1921 Oto Ferenczy, composer
1922 German Germanovich Galinin, composer
1922 J F Coates, naval architect
1922 Peter Jona Korn, composer
1923 Herbert Asmodi, writer
1924 Milko Kelemen, composer
1925 Ivo Malek, composer
1925 John Wells, MP
1926 John Heddle Nash, singer
1926 Lord Rayner
1926 Ray McAnally, Ireland, actor (My Left Foot, Empire State, Sicilian)
1926 Werner Torkanowsky, Berlin Germany, conductor (New Orleans Symph)
1927 Lord Armstrong of Ilminster
1927 Peter Marshall, Huntington WV, TV game show host (Hollywood Squares)
1927 Wally Grout, cricketer (great Aussie wicket-keeper)
1928 Diether de la Motte, composer
1928 Richard Trant, Brit general
1928 Tom Sharpe, English historian/author (Riotous Assembly, Want)
1929 Richard Dysart, Brighton Mass, actor (Leland MacKenzie-LA Law)
1929 Shirley Stoler, Brooklyn NY, actress (Frankenhooker, 7 Beauties)
1930 John Astin
1930 Peter Marshall
1930 John Astin
1930 Peter Marshall
1930 John Astin
1930 Peter Marshall
1930 John Astin
1930 Peter Marshall
1930 John Astin
1930 Peter Marshall
1930 Browne-Wilkinson, lord
1930 David Staple, joint pres (Council of Churches for Brit & Ireland)
1930 John Astin, Balt Md, actor (I'm Dickens He's Fenster, Addams Family)
1930 Rolf Harris, Australian/British cartoonist
1931 Aleksey Vasilyevich Sorokin, Russian cosmonaut
1931 Harold Burrage, US singer/pianist (Hi Yo Silver)
1931 Sandor Szokolay, composer
1932 A J Zuckerman, Dean (Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine)
1933 Jean-Claude Brialy, Aumale Algeria, actor (Circle of Love, Cousins)
1934 Lord Tanlaw
1935 Alan Jackson, CEO (BTR)
1935 Gordon Mumma, composer
1935 John Charles Eaton, composer
1936 Mark Burns, British director (Juggernaut)
1936 Richard Baker, Santa Fe NM, Zen teacher (Dharma Sangha)
1937 Warren Beatty
1937 Warren Beatty
1937 Warren Beatty
1937 Warren Beatty
1937 Warren Beatty
1937 Jay W Macintosh, Gainesville Ga, actress (Sons & Daughters)
1937 J S Jennings, CEO (Shell Transport & Trading Co)
1937 Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth
1937 Warren Beatty, Richmond Va, actor (Bonnie & Clyde,Shampoo, Dick Tracy)
1938 Martin Dunne, Lord-Lt (Warwickshire)
1940 Astrud Gilberto
1940 Astrud Gilberto
1940 Astrud Gilberto
1940 Astrud Gilberto
1940 Astrud Gilberto
1940 Astrud Gilberto, Brazil, singer (Girl From Ipanema)
1940 Jerry Lucas, Middletown OH, NBA center (Oly-gold-60, NY Knicks)
1940 Norman Gifford, cricketer (respected England slow left-armer 1964-73)
1941 Brendan O'Friel, CEO (Prison Governors Assn)
1941 Robert C Smith, (Rep-R-NH, 1985- )
1941 Ron Johnston, Vice-Chancellor (Essex U)
1941 Sven Hamrin, Sweden, road race cycler (Olympic-bronze-1964)
1942 George Esson, Chief Constable (Dumfries & Galloway)
1942 Graeme Edge, England, rock drummer (Moody Blues-Your Wildest Dreams)
1943 Bob Blewett, cricketer (father of Greg South Aust batsman 1975-79)
1944 Gerrit Komrij, Dutch poet/essayist (Happy Schizo)
1945 Eric Clapton
1945 Eric Clapton
1945 Eric Clapton
1945 Eric Clapton
1945 Eric Clapton
1945 Eric Clapton, Ripley England, singer/guitarist (Tears in Heaven)
1948 Dave Ball, rocker (Procul Harum)
1948 Jim Dandy Mangrum, vocalist (Black Oak Arkansas-Jim Dandy)
1948 Justin Deas, Penn, actor (Dream Lover, Montana, Intimate Strangers)
1948 M A King, FBA, economist
1948 Nigel Jones, British MP
1949 Leslie Joan Corn, theatre producer/director/writer
1949 Sue Cook, British broadcaster
1950 Dave McCurdy, (Rep-D-OK, 1981- )
1950 Eugene Bowen, composer (Wonder's Edge)
1950 Rupert Greenall, rock keyboardist (Fixx)
1951 John Gosden, racehorse trainer
1955 Randy Wanwarmer, Denver, vocalist (Just When I Needed You Most)
1957 Paul Reiser
1957 Paul Reiser
1957 Paul Reiser
1957 Paul Reiser
1957 Paul Reiser
1957 Elena V Kondakova, Moscow Russia, cosmonaut (STS 84)
1957 Paul Reiser, NYC, actor (My 2 Dads, Diner, Aliens, Mad About You)
1957 Yelena Vladimirovna Kondakova, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM 20, STS 84)
1958 Joseph Paul Sindelar, Ft Knox KY, PGA golfer (BC Open-1985, 87)
1959 Daniel Seifried, Kitchener Ont, Canadia Tour golfer (1981 Thunder Bay)
1960 William D Johnson, US alpine skier
1962 Hammer
1962 Hammer
1962 Hammer
1962 Hammer
1962 Hammer
1962 M C Hammer, [Stanley Kirk Burrell], Oakland Ca, rapper (Hammer Time)
1963 Jenny Lidback, Lima Peru, LPGA golfer (1995 du Maurier Ltd Classic)
1963 Lomas Brown, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals)
1964 Corey Millen, Cloquet, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
1964 Dave Ellett, Cleveland, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
1964 Tracy Chapman, US singer/songwriter (Freedom Now, I Got a Fast Car)
1965 Karel Novacek, Prostejov Czech, tennis star (1994 Hilversum)
1965 Piers Morgan, editor (Daily Mirror)
1967 Ian Ziering, West Orange NJ, actor (Steve Sanders-Beverly Hills 90210)
1967 Julie Richardson, Auckland NZ, tennis star (1992 Futures-Canberra)
1968 Celine Dion
1968 Celine Dion
1968 Celine Dion
1968 Celine Dion
1968 Celine Dion
1968 Celine Dion, Quebec Canada, singer (I'm Your Woman)
1968 Donna D'Errico, Dothan AL, playmate (Sep, 1995)
1969 Marco Foddis, pop drummer (Pestilence)
1969 Mark Astley, Calgary, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
1970 George Coghill, WLAF safety (Scottish Claymores)
1970 Mark Consuelos, Zaragosa Spain, actor (Mateo Santos-All My Children)
1970 Secreteriat, race horse, triple crown (1973)
1970 Shane Bertsch, Denver CO, Nike golfer (1994 Permina Basin Open-14th)
1971 Mari Holden, Milwaukee Wisc, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1972 Brenden Stai, NFL guard (Pitts Steelers)
1972 Matt Joyce, NFL/WLAF guard/tackle (Cardinals, Seahawks, Claymores)
1972 Peggy Zlotkowski, Miss France-Universe (1989)
1973 Caroline Ramagos, Miss Mississippi USA (1996)
1973 Kareem Streete-Thompson, Ithaca NY, 100m/long jumper
1973 [Kirk] Kareem Streete-Thompson, Ithaca NY, long jumper
1973 Melinda Penn, Miss British virgin islands Universe (1997)
1973 Rodney Thomas, running back (Tennessee Oilers)
1974 Martin Love, cricketer (high scoring Queensland batsman, Aust 1995)
1976 Chris Canty, cornerback (New England Patriots)
1976 Toby Gowin, punter (Dallas Cowboys)
1978 Wendy Christina Roberts, Miss South Carolina Teen USA (1996)
1980 Liriel Higa, LA Calif, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)
1983 ?, California condor chick, SD Calif, 1st born in captivity hatches

Events


804 Liudger becomes 1st bishop of Mnster
988 Boudouin IV with the Beard becomes earl of Flanders
1282 Furious inhabitants of Palermo attack French occupation force
1422 Ketsugan, Zen teacher, performs exorcisms to free aizoji temple
1456 Prince Louis of Bourbon elected bishop of Liege
1474 Duke Sigismund van Tirol ends contacts with Switzerland
1492 King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella sign decree expelling Jews from Spain
1533 Henry VIII divorces his 1st wife, Catherine of Aragon
1533 Thomas Cranmer becomes archbishop of Canterbury
1603 Battle at Mellifont: English army under Lord Mountjoy beats Irish
1778 Playwright Voltaire crowned with laurel wreath
1814 Britain & allies march into Paris after defeating Napoleon
1822 Congress combined East & West Florida into Florida Territory
1842 Dr. Crawford Long, first uses ether as an anesthetic.
1842 Dr. Crawford Long, first uses ether as an anesthetic.
1842 Ether was used as an anaesthetic for 1st time by Dr Crawford Long (Ga)
1853 Patent granted to Hyman Lipman for a pencil with an ERASER!
1853 Patent granted to Hyman Lipman for a pencil with an ERASER!
1854 Julliard Academy of Music is founded in New York City
1854 Julliard Academy of Music is founded in New York City
1856 Russia signs Peace of Paris, ending the Crimean War
1858 Pencil with attached eraser patented (Hyman L Lipman of Phila)
1863 Danish prince Wilhelm Georg of Sleesw˜k-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glcksburg chosen as king George of Greece
1864 Skirmish at Mount Elba, Arkansas
1865 -4] Battle at 5 Forks Virginia
1866 Bedrich Smetana's "Verkaufte Braut" (Sold Bride), premieres
1867 US purchases Alaska for $7,200,000 (Seward's Folly)
1867 US purchases Alaska for $7,200,000 (Seward's Folly)
1867 US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2› an acre-Seward's Folly)
1870 15th Amendment passed, guarantees right to vote to all races
1870 15th Amendment passed, guarantees right to vote to all races
1870 15th Amendment passes, guarantees right to vote regardless of race
1870 Texas becomes last confederate state readmitted to Union
1889 John T Reid opens 1st US golf course (Yonkers, NY)
1893 Thomas F Bayard becomes 1st US ambassador in Great Britain
1895 British inventor Birt Acres films Oxford-Cambridge
1900 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Compulsory education law
1909 Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan & Queens
1911 L”tschberg tunnel in Switzerland (13,735 m) completed
1912 French protectorate in Morocco established
1916 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (NHA) beat Portland Rosebuds (PCHA), 3 games to 2
1918 Stanley Cup: Toronto Arenas (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2
1919 Belgian Army occupies Dsseldorf
1919 Gandhi announces resistance against Rowlatt Act
1919 Paul Claudel's "Tˆte d'Or," premieres in Paris
1922 KGY-AM in Olympia WA begins radio transmissions
1922 WWL-AM in New Orleans LA begins radio transmissions
1923 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, formed at Howard U in 1920, incorporates
1925 Stalin supports rights of non-Serbian Yugoslavians
1925 Stanley Cup: Vict Cougars (WCHL) beat Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1
1930 Babberich-H soccer team forms
1932 Amelia Earhart is 1st woman to fly across the Atlantic solo
1932 Amelia Earhart is 1st woman to fly across the Atlantic solo
1932 Amelia Earhart is 1st woman to fly solo cross the Atlantic
1935 Newfoundland changes time to 3« hrs W of Greenwich, repeats 44 sec
1940 2nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana U beats Kansas 60-42
1941 German counter offensive in North-Africa
1942 1st RSHA-transport from France arrives in camp Birkenau
1942 SS murders 200 inmates of Trawniki labor camp
1943 5th NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: U of Wyoming beat Georgetown 46-34
1943 British 1st army recaptures Sejenane
1943 Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!," premieres in NYC
1944 781 British bombers attack Neurenberg
1945 289 anti-fascists murdered by nazis in Rombergpark Dortmund
1945 USSR invades Austria during WW II
1946 "St Louis Woman" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 113 performances
1946 Australia beats NZ in cricket at 3 30pm on 2nd day
1946 Last Test Cricket appearance of Bill O'Reilly (5-14 & 3-19)
1950 Invention of the Phototransistor is announced at Murray Hill, NJ
1950 Invention of the Phototransistor is announced at Murray Hill, NJ
1950 Phototransistor invention announced, Murray Hill, NJ
1952 6th Tony Awards: Fourposter & King & I win
1952 Patty Berg wins LPGA New Orleans Women's Golf Open
1953 Einstein announces revised unified field theory
1954 Test Cricket debut of Garry Sobers v England at Kingston
1955 27th Academy Awards - "On the Waterfront," Brando & Grace Kelly win
1956 USSR performs nuclear test
1957 1st performance of Walter Piston's 4th Symphony
1959 WNED TV channel 17 in Buffalo, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 169,600' (51,690 m)
1963 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1964 Astronaut John Glenn withdraws from Ohio senate race
1966 Barbra Streisand stars on "Color Me Barbra" special on CBS
1967 Cover picture of Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's" is photographed
1968 General Ludvik Svoboda elected president of Czechoslovakia
1969 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Port Malabar Golf Invitational
1970 "Applause" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 900 performances
1970 Miles Davis Bitches Brew released
1970 Soap opera "Somerset" premieres
1970 Strouse, Adams, Comden & Green's musical "Applause," premieres in NYC
1970 USSR wins its 8th straight world hockey championship
1972 "Funny Thing Happened..." opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 156 perfs
1972 North Vietnamese troops enter South Vietnam
1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 Ellsworth Bunker resigns as US ambassador to South Vietnam
1975 Ron Lalonde scores the 1st hat trick by a Washington Capital
1976 Israel kills 6 Palestinians protesting land confiscation
1978 "History of the American Film" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 21 perfs
1980 Mark Medoff's "Children of a Lesser God," premieres in NYC
1980 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1981 43rd NCAA Men's Basketball Champ: Indiana beats North Carolina 63-50
1981 Pres Reagan shot & wounded by John W Hinckley III
1982 3rd space shuttle mission-Columbia 3 lands at White Sands, NM
1982 John Pielmeier's "Agnes of God," premieres in NYC
1983 Ray Cooney's "Run for your Wives," premieres in London
1983 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1984 US ends participation in multinational Lebanon peace force [0126?]
1986 "Tango Argentino" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 198 perfs
1986 5th NCAA Women Basketball Championship: Texas beats Southern Cal 97-81
1987 59th Academy Awards - "Platoon," Paul Newman & Marlee Matlin win
1987 Vincent van Goghs "Sunflowers" sells for record œ22.5M ($39.7 million)
1988 2nd Soul Train Music Awards
1988 Tamil Nadu beat Railways by inns & 144 to win Ranji Trophy
1990 Jack Nicklaus made his debut in the "Seniors" golf tournament
1991 "Speed of Darkness" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 36 perfs
1991 1st exhibition baseball games at Joe Robbie Stadium (Yanks-Orioles)
1991 Last issue of Dutch Newspaper "Vr˜e Folk" (Free People)
1991 Northern Michigan wins its 1st NCAA hockey title
1991 PBA National Championship Won by Mike Miller [3/30?]
1991 William Kennedy Smith allegedly rapes a woman (found not guilty)
1992 64th Academy Awards - "Silence of Lamb," A Hopkins & Jodie Foster win
1992 CBS TV premieres overnight news program "Up To The Minute"
1992 Man accidentally backs in A's Jose Canseco's $225,000 Lamborghini
1992 P J Patterson, resigns as 6th PM of Jamaica
1992 WNSR-FM (105.1) changes callsign to WMXV-FM (NYC)
1993 "Redwood Curtain" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 40 perfs
1993 French govt of Balladur forms
1993 Jamaican premier Percival Patterson wins parliamentary election
1993 Lanford Wilson's "Redwood Curtain," premieres in NYC
1993 New South Wales beat Qld by eight wkts to win Sheffield Shield
1993 Punjab beat Maharashtra by 120 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
1994 ABC Masters Tournament won by Hobo Boothe
1994 Bombay beat Bengal by 8 wickets to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
1994 England Cricket all out for 46 at Port-of-Spain
1995 "Arcadia" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 204 performances
1996 Lara hits 146 cricket not out in ODI vs NZ at Port-Of-Spain
1996 NY Mets beats NY Yankees 5-3 in an exhibition game
1996 Prince Edward & girl-friend Sophie visited Graystoke Castle
1997 16th NCAA Women's Basketball Champion: Tenn beats Old Dominion 68-59
1997 26th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King
1997 Southwestern Bell Dominion Senior Golf
1997 Steve Elkington wins Golf's Players Championship
1998 60th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at Alamodome San Antonio

Reminders

"Spring Forward" One hour at 2am, the first Sunday in April.

"Spring Forward" One hour at 2am, the first Sunday in April.

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