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Saturday, April 13, 2019.



Birthdays


1519 Catherine de' M‚dici, Queen of Spain/daughter of Henry II
1519 De Medicis, queen consort (Henry II of France)
1545 Elisabeth van Valois, French queen of Spain/daughter of Henri II
1593 Thomas Wentworth, London, earl of Strafford/Viceroy of Ireland
1626 Aert Jansz van Nes, Lt-admiral, baptised
1648 Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Mothe-Guyon, French mystic (qui‚tisme)
1713 Pierre de Jelyotte, composer
1721 John Hanson, first US President under Articles of Confederation
1721 John Hanson, first US President under Articles of Confederation
1721 John Hanson, Maryland, 1st US Pres under Articles of Confederation
1729 Thomas Percy, English literary/bishop of Dromore
1732 Frederick, Lord North, British Prime Minister (1770-82)
1732 Frederick, Lord North, British Prime Minister (1770-82)
1732 Frederick North, (C) British PM (1770-82)
1733 Johann Heinrich Zang, composer
1743 Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President (1801-1809)
1743 Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President (1801-1809)
1743 Thomas Jefferson, Virginia, (D-R) 3rd pres (1801-09)
1749 Frederik Sigismund van Bylandt, Dutch count/vice-admiral
1756 Louis H J Cond‚, French prince
1762 Johanna C Wattier-Ziesenis, Dutch actress (Phaedra, Lady Macbeth)
1762 Karl Friedrich Horn, composer
1771 Adam FJA van der Duyn, Dutch governor (South Holland)
1771 Richard Trevithick, Cornwall, inventor (steam locomotive)
1784 Cornelis Smit, Dutch ship builder
1791 F‚lix PBOG earl de Merode, Belgian minister of War/Finance
1799 Heinrich F L Rellstab, German music theorist
1799 Joseph Rastrelli, composer
1810 F‚licien C David, French composer (Perle du Br‚sil, D‚sert)
1816 William Sterndale Bennett, composer
1817 Alphonse Wauters, Belgian historian/archivist (Brussels)
1822 Leroy Augustus Stafford, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1822 William Stephen Walker, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1899
1828 Joseph B Lightfoot, English theologist/bishop of Durham
1830 Eduard Lassen, composer
1832 James Wimshurst, British designer/inventor (electricstatic generator)
1847 Cornelis Pijnacker Hordijk, gov-gen (Neth East-Indies)
1849 Enrique Jos‚ Varona, Cuban sociologist/psychologist
1852 F.W. Woolworth, the "five-and-ten" king.
1852 F.W. Woolworth, the "five-and-ten" king.
1852 Frank W Woolworth, 5› & 10› King (Woolworths)
1854 Richard T Ely, US economist (Hard Times)
1860 James Ensor, Flemish painter/etcher (De lampenjongen)
1865 Heinrich Reinhardt, composer
1867 Sammy Woods, cricket bowler (Aust & Engld Rugby wing-forward)
1868 John Blackwood McEwen, composer
1872 A Roda Roda, writer
1873 Theodore Morse, composer
1879 F. Severi --1961
1879 F. Severi --1961
1879 F. Severi --1961
1879 F. Severi --1961
1879 F. Severi --1961
1881 Ludwig Binswanger, Swiss psychiatrist (šber Ideenflucht)
1883 Alexander Alexandrov, composer
1883 Demjan Bednyi, writer
1885 Gy”rgy Luk cs, Hungarian philosopher (Zerst”rung der Vernunft)
1885 Pieter S Gerbrandy, Dutch lawyer/premier in London (1940-45)
1886 Ethel Leginska, composer
1892 Arthur Harris, Cheltenham, Marshal of the RAF
1892 Robert A Watson-Watt, England, physicist (radar)
1894 Ludvig Irgens Jensen, composer
1895 Olga Rudge, violinist
1895 Olof R J„ndel, Swedish poet
1899 Alexander Alexandrovich Davidenko, composer
1899 Alfred Moser Butts, game inventor (Scrabble)
1899 Alfred Schutz, Austrian/US architect/philosopher
1901 Ren‚-Jean Pleven, French premier (1950-52)
1902 Duke of Marlborough
1902 Godfrey Kenton, actor (Well's Theater)
1902 Philippe de Rothschild, Paris, manager (Bordeaux Vineyard)
1903 Rex Evans, actor (Frankenstein meets the Wolfman, Zara, Matchmaker)
1904 Georges Yves Marie Congar, dominican Theologian cardinal
1906 Samuel Beckett
1906 Samuel Beckett
1906 Samuel Beckett
1906 Samuel Beckett
1906 Samuel Beckett
1906 Budd [Lawrence] Freeman, US jazz saxophonist (Eel)
1906 Samuel Beckett, French playwright (Waiting for Godot, Nobel 1969)
1907 Harold Stassen, W St Paul Minn, (Gov-R-Minn) perennial pres candidate
1909 Eudora Welty
1909 Eudora Welty
1909 Eudora Welty
1909 Eudora Welty
1909 Eudora Welty
1909 Eudora Welty, Jackson Ms, novelist (Optimist's Daughter-Pulitzer 1973)
1909 Jan Veldkamp, Dutch geophysicist/director (KNMI)
1909 Mervyn Hugh Cowie, willife conservationist
1911 Nino Sanzogno, composer
1912 Roy Winsor, Chicago, producer (Search for Tomorrow, Love of Life)
1913 Bernard Chacksfield, Air Vice-Marshal
1913 David Donald Albritton, Danville Al, high jumper (Olympic-silver-1936)
1915 Bert [Albert L F] Peleman, [Dirk Dyckmans], Flemish writer
1915 R N Coote, Bishop (Colchester)
1915 Stephan Hermlin, writer
1915 Stephen Roberts, CEO (British Milk Marketing Board)
1915 Tom Greenshields, sculptor
1917 Howard Keel, Ill, actor/singer (7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Kiss Me Kate)
1918 Audrey Barker, writer
1919 Madalyn Murray O'Hair, American atheist (opppsed prayer in school)
1920 Liam Cosgrave, leader (Fine Gael Party)
1921 Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza, industrialist
1921 Carlo Prosperi, composer
1921 James Wilson, British Lt-General
1921 Maxwell Henley Harris, Australian poet/publisher (Gift of Blood)
1922 John Braine, English novelist (Life at the Top)
1924 Stanley Donen, SC, film director/producer (Bedazzled, Damn Yankees)
1925 Frank Chamberlain, CEO (Test & County Cricket Board)
1925 Frank Neville Hosband Robinson, physicist
1925 Hilda Dianda, composer
1926 Don Adams
1926 Don Adams
1926 Don Adams
1926 Don Adams
1926 Don Adams
1926 11th duke of Marlborough, English large landowner
1926 Don Adams, NYC, comedian (Maxwell Smart-Get Smart, Check it Out)
1926 Godfrey Kenton, actor
1927 Lord Wedderburn of Charlton, QC
1927 Mari Blanchard, Long Beach Calif, actress (Kathy-Klondike)
1927 Maurice Ronet, Nice France, actor (Frantic, Sphinz, Circle of Love)
1927 Rosa Joyce Plesters Brommelie, conservation scientist
1929 Marilynn Smith, Topeka KS, LPGA golfer (1972 Pabst Open)
1930 Justice Harman
1931 Beverley Cross, playwright
1931 Michael Burchill, actor
1932 Barney Simon, theatre director/writer
1932 Karl Kroeger, composer
1933 Ben Nighthorse Campbell, (Sen-D Colorado)
1933 Shani Wallis, Ireland, singer/actress (Oliver)
1934 Horace Kay, US singer (Tams-You Lied to Your Daddy)
1934 Siegfried Matthus, composer
1935 Lyle Waggoner
1935 Lyle Waggoner
1935 Lyle Waggoner
1935 Lyle Waggoner
1935 Lyle Waggoner
1935 Erich von D„niken, author (Chariots of the Gods)
1935 Kenneth Hayr, air marshal
1935 Lyle Waggoner, KC Kansas, actor (Carol Burnette Show, Wonder Woman)
1935 Peter Heap, diplomat
1937 Edward Fox, London England, actor (M-Never Say Never Again)
1937 Lanford Wilson, US playwright (Hot L Baltimore)
1937 Peter M Harris, Official Solicitor (Supreme Court)
1938 Frederic Rzewski, Westfield Mass, composer (Spacecraft)
1938 John Weston, diplomat
1939 Barbara-Rose Collins, (Rep-D-Michigan)
1939 Paul Sorvino, actor (Chiefs, Dick Tracy)
1939 Seamus Heaney, poet
1939 Wijnie Jabaaij, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1940 Lester Chambers, Ms, vocalist (Chamber Brothers-Time Has Come Today)
1941 Margaret Price, Tredegar Wales, soprano (Pamlina-Die Zauberfl”te)
1942 Bill Conti, Providence RI, composer (For Your Eyes Only, Rocky IV)
1943 Bill Koch, US skier
1943 Eve Graham, rocker (New Seekers)
1944 Jack Casady
1944 Jack Casady
1944 Jack Casady
1944 Jack Casady
1944 Jack Casady
1944 Brian Pendleton, rocker (Pretty Things)
1944 Charles Burnett, director (When it Rains, Glass Shield)
1944 Jack Casady, Wash DC, rock bassist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane)
1944 Michael Saunders, barrister
1945 Tony Dow
1945 Tony Dow
1945 Tony Dow
1945 Tony Dow
1945 Tony Dow
1945 Carlos Gimenez, Arg/Venez founder (Theater festival of Caracas)
1945 Edward J Caruthers Jr, Troy Ala, high jumper (Olympic-silver-1968)
1945 Lowell George, rock vocalist/guitarist (Little Feat-Time is a Hero)
1945 Raymond van Geytenbeek, Dutch singer/drummer (Les Baroques)
1945 Stacy Johnson, US singer (Sharpees-Tired of Being Alone)
1945 Tony Dow, Hollywood Calif, actor (Wally-Leave it to Beaver)
1946 Al Green
1946 Al Green
1946 Al Green
1946 Al Green
1946 Al Green
1946 Al Green, Forest City Arkansas, singer (Lets Stay Together)
1946 Jim Pons, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
1946 Roy Loney, rocker (Flaming Groovies)
1948 Amy Robinson, Trenton NJ, writer/actress (Mean Streets)
1948 Kathleen Battle, US soprano (Tannh„user)
1948 Peter Swevel, rocker
1949 Jean-Jacques Favier, Kehl Germany, astronaut (STS 78)
1949 Philippe Petit, Nemours France, juggler/aerialist
1950 Riff West, rock bassist (Molly Hatchet)
1950 Ron Perlman, Bronx NY, actor (Quest for Fire, Beauty & the Beast)
1950 Terry Lester, Indianapolis, actor (Young & Restless, As World Turns)
1951 Beatrix "Trixie" Schuba, Austria, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1972)
1951 Jack Quinn, (Rep-R-New York)
1951 Max Weinberg, rock drummer (E Street Band, Conan O'Brien Show)
1951 Peabo Bryson, Greenville SC, R&B vocalist (I'm So into You)
1951 Peter Davison, actor (Dr Who, Sink or Swim, Fiddlers Three)
1952 Jonjo O'Neill, racehorse trainer
1953 Stephen Byers, MP
1954 Barbara Roche, MP
1954 Jimmy Destri, rock keyboardist (Blondie-Heart of Glass, Rapture)
1955 Kabaka of Buganda
1955 Louis Johnson, LA Calif, rock bassist/vocalist (Brothers Johnson)
1956 Michael Nikolay, German DR, gymnist (Olympics)
1957 Gary Kroeger, Cedar Falls Iowa, comedian (SNL, Return of Shaggy Dog)
1957 Saundra Santiago, Bronx NY, actress (Gina-Miami Vice)
1957 Wayne Lewis, keyboardist, (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
1958 Randy Piper, heavy metal rocker (Wasp-Wildchild)
1959 Vicki Witt Lansing MI, playmate (Aug, 1978)
1961 Tammy Stephens, Arlington Tx, singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel)
1963 Gary Kasparov, world chess champion from USSR (1985- )
1963 Gary Kasparov, world chess champion from USSR (1985- )
1963 Gary Kimovich Kasparov, USSR, world chess champion (1985- )
1963 Jan Willem van Ede, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht, PSV)
1963 Mark Leiter, Joliet IL, pitcher (SF Giants)
1964 Bill D'Angelo, heavy metal rocker
1964 Davis Milton Love III, Charlotte NC, PGA golfer (1987 MCI Heritage)
1964 Doug Strange, Greenville SC, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
1964 Jose Rijo, pitcher (NY Yankees, Cin Reds)
1964 Page Hannah, Chicago Ill, actress (Kate Riley-Fame)
1965 Quinn Early, NFL wide receiver (NO Saints, Buffalo Bills)
1966 Rodney Smith, Wash DC, 149« lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-92, 96)
1967 Dana Barros, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
1968 Tami Lyn Jameson, Minneapolis, team handball goalie (Olympics-92, 96)
1968 Ted Washington, NFL nose tackle (Buffalo Bills)
1968 Toni Lee Jameson, Minneapolis, team handball back court (Olympics-96)
1969 Harold Pruett, rocker (Outsiders-Time Won't Let Me)
1970 Rick Schroder
1970 Rick Schroder
1970 Rick Schroder
1970 Rick Schroder
1970 Rick Schroder
1970 Eddie Robinson, NFL linebacker (Houston Oilers, Jacksonville Jaguars)
1970 Monty Brown, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
1970 Ramona Reuter, Miss USA-NY (1997)
1970 Rick Schroder, SI NY, actor (Ricky-Silver Spoons, Champ, Earthling)
1971 Corey Haim
1971 Corey Haim
1971 Corey Haim
1971 Corey Haim
1971 Corey Haim
1971 Charles Outlaw, NBA forward (LA Clippers, Orlando Magic)
1971 Corey Yothers, LA Calif, actor (Off the Rock)
1972 Dave Wohlabaugh, NFL center/guard (NE Patriots)
1972 Jeroen Thesseling, pop bassist (Pestilence, Spheres)
1972 Mariusz Czerkawski, Radomsko Pol, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers)
1972 Mike Kennedy, Vancouver, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
1973 Aaron Hayden, NFL running back (SD Chargers, GB Packers-Superbowl 31)
1973 Dave Wohlabaugh, corner (New England Patriots)
1974 Sergei Gonchar, Chelyabinsk Rus, NHL defenseman (Capitals, Oly-S-1998)
1976 Everton Matambanadzo, Zimbabwean cricket pace bowler (v Paki 1996)
1976 Jonathan Brandis, Danbury Ct, actor (Lucas Wolenczak-seaQuest DSV)
1978 Grace Murray Tubbs, Miss Montana Teen USA (1996)
1979 Monica Ivey, Miss Hawaii Teen USA (1996)
1991 Dylan Francis Penn, LA Calif, daughter of Sean Penn & Robin Wright
1992 Jet Travolta, daughter of John Travolta & Kelly Preston

Events


837 Best view of Halley's Comet in 2000 years
989 Battle at Abydos: Byzantine emperor Basilius II beats Bardas Phocas
1055 Bishop Gebhard van Eichst„tt named Pope Victor II
1111 Pope Paschalis II crowns Roman catholics-German king Hendrik II
1180 Republic day of Gelnhausen
1204 Crusaders occupy Constantinople
1241 Battle at Theiss: Mongols beat Hungarian King B‚la IV
1346 Pope Clemens VI declares German emperor Louis of Bavaria, envoy
1367 Battle at N jera Spain: Castili‰ & England beat Arag¢n & France
1517 Osmaanse army occupies Cairo
1556 Portuguese Marranos who revert back to Judaism burned by order of Pope
1598 Edict of Nantes grants political rights to French Huguenots
1640 English Short Parliament forms (- May 5)
1668 John Dryden (36) becomes 1st English poet laureate
1741 Dutch people protest bad quality of bread
1741 Royal Military Academy forms at Woolwich
1742 George Frederic Handel's "Messiah" performed for 1st time (Dublin)
1759 French beat European Allies in Battle of Bergen
1796 First elephant brought to America
1796 First elephant brought to America
1796 1st elephant arrives in US from India
1796 Battle at Millesimo Italy: Napoleon beats Austrians
1808 William Henry Lane ("Juda") perfects tap dance
1829 English Parliament grants freedom of religion to Catholics
1829 English Parliament grants freedom of religion to Catholics
1829 English Emancipation Act grants freedom of religion to Catholics
1834 HMS Beagle anchors at river mouth of Rio Santa Cruz, Patagonia
1842 Lord Rosse successfully casts 72" (183-cm) mirror for a telescope
1849 Hungarian Republic proclaimed
1860 1st Pony Express reaches Sacramento Calif
1861 After 34 hours of bombardment, Ft Sumter surrenders to Confederates
1863 Battle of Irish Bend, LA (Ft Bisland)
1863 Hospital for Ruptured & Crippled in NY is 1st orthopedic hospital
1865 Battle of Raleigh, NC
1865 Sherman's march through Georgia begins
1869 Steam power brake patented (George Westinghouse)
1870 Metropolitan Museum of Art forms in NYC
1873 Colfax Massacre in Grant Parish Louisiana (60 blacks killed)
1882 Anti-Semitic League forms in Prussia
1883 Alfred Packer convicted of cannibalism
1895 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Solitary Cyclist" (BG)
1902 J C Penney opens his 1st store in Kemmerer, Wyo
1904 Battle at Oviumbo Africa: Herero's chase away German army
1904 Congress authorizes Lewis & Clark Expo $1 gold coin
1906 Mutiny on Portuguese battleships Dom Carlos & Vasco da Gama
1908 Groundbreaking on Philadelphia's Shibe Park (home of A's & Phillies)
1911 Polo Grounds grandstand & left field bleachers go up in flames
1912 Royal Flying Corps forms (later RAF)
1914 1st Federal League Game: Balt Terrapins beat Buffalo 3-2
1918 Electrical fire kills 38 mental patients at Oklahoma State Hospital
1919 Amritsar Massacre-British Army fires on nationalist rioters in India
1919 British forces kill 100s of Indian Nationalists (Amritsar Massacre)
1920 1st woman US Civil Service Commissioner, Helen Hamilton appointed
1923 Army wins 1st college three-weapon fencing championships
1924 Greek plebiscite for a republic
1925 Virginia Theater (ANTA, Guild) opens at 245 W 52nd St NYC
1926 At 41, Walter Johnson pitches his 7th opening day shutout
1926 Bicyclists without bicycle-tax-stamp rounded up in Amsterdam
1927 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Boston Bruins, in 2 games & 2 ties
1928 1st trans atlantic flight Europe-US (Fitzmaurice-von Hnefeld-K”hl)
1932 Kozakken Boys soccer team forms in Werkendam forms
1933 1st flight over Mount Everest (Lord Clydesdale)
1933 Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
1934 4.7 million US families report receiving welfare payments
1934 US Congress passes Johnson Debt Default Act
1936 Metaxas proclaims himself dictator of Greece
1938 Clifford Goldsmith' "What a Life," premieres in NYC
1939 W Saroyan's "My Heart's in the Highlands," premieres in NYC
1940 2nd battle of Narvik-8 German destroyers, destroyed
1940 Cornelious Warmerdam became 1st man to pole vault 15 ft
1940 Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 2
1941 Heavy German assault on Tobruk
1941 Russian-Japan no-attack treaty goes into effect
1943 Catholic University Nijegen closes
1943 FDR dedicates Jefferson Memorial
1943 Nazi's discover mass grave of Polish officers near Katyn
1944 SC rejects black suffrage
1944 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Chicago Blackhawks in 4 games
1944 Transport nr 71 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1945 Canadian army liberates Teuge & Assen Neth from Nazis
1945 Red Army occupy Wien (Vienna)
1945 US marines conquer Minna Shima off Okinawa
1946 Belgian premier Acker proclaims wage & price freeze over
1946 Eddie Klepp, a white pitcher signed by defending Negro League champ Cleveland Buckeyes, is barred from field in Birmingham Alabama
1948 75 scientists ambushed on way to Mount Scopus
1949 3rd NBA Championship: Minn Lakers beat Wash Capitols, 4 games to 2
1953 1st game of Milwaukee Braves, they beat Cin Reds 2-0
1954 Balt Orioles 1st game, loses to Tigers in Detroit 3-0
1954 Milwaukee Braves' Hank Aaron's 1st game
1954 Robert Oppenheimer accused of being a communist
1955 20.33" (51.64 cm) of rainfall, Axis, Alabama (state record)
1956 KETA TV channel 13 in Oklahoma City, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting
1957 "Shinbone Alley" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances
1957 11th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 3
1957 11th Tony Awards: Long Days Journey into the Night & My Fair Lady win
1957 Due to lack of funds, Saturday mail delivery in US is temp halted
1958 12th Tony Awards: Sunrise at Campobello & Music Man win
1959 USAF launches Discoverer II into polar orbit
1959 Vanguard SLV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
1959 Vatican edict forbids Roman Catholics for voting for communists
1960 France becomes 4th nuclear nation exploding an A-Bomb in Sahara
1960 Transit 1B, 1st navigational satellite, placed in Earth orbit
1961 "Carnival!" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 719 performances
1961 UN General Assembly condemns South-Africa's apartheid
1962 Stan Musial scores his 1,869th run, a new NL record
1962 US steel industry forced to give up price increases
1963 Pete Rose triples for his 1st major league base hit
1963 Pirate's Bob Friend balks 4 times in a game
1964 36th Academy Awards - "Tom Jones," Sidney Poitier & Patricia Neal win
1964 Ian D Smith becomes premier of Rhodesia
1964 New Zealand Colin Bosher shears a record 565 sheep in 1 work day
1965 Beatles record "Help"
1965 1st US Senate black page, Lawrence W Bradford Jr, 16, appointed by NY Sen Jacob Javits
1966 Pan Am places $525,000,000 order for 25 Boeing 747s
1969 33rd Golf Masters Championship: George Archer wins, shooting a 281
1970 34th Golf Masters Championship: Billy Casper wins, shooting a 279
1970 Greek composer Mikis Theordorakis freed
1970 Apollo 13 announces "Houston, we've got a problem!" as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon
1970 Oakland uses gold-colored bases during the club's home opener Rules Committee subsequently bans this innovation
1972 1st baseball players' strike ends after 13 days
1975 39th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 276
1975 Chad military coup by General Odingar
1975 Christian Falange kills 27 Palestinians, begins Lebanese civil war
1975 Penguins 5-Isles 4-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 1-0 lead
1976 $2 bill re-introduced as United States currency, failed again.
1976 $2 bill re-introduced as United States currency, failed again.
1976 $2 bill re-introduced as US currency
1976 1st NBA playoff game for Cleve Cavliers, they lose 100-95 to Wash
1976 Federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes
1978 Jackson slugs a 3-run HR in the 1st inning, & the field is showered
1978 NY Yanks defeat White Sox 4-2 in home opener on Reggie Candy Bar Day
1979 Christian Turks occupy St Jansbasiliek
1979 Longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours
1979 Yusuf Lule becomes premier of Uganda
1980 "Grease" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 3,388 performances
1980 "Reggae" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 21 performances
1980 44th Golf Masters Championship: Seve Ballesteros wins, shooting a 275
1980 Amy Alcott wins LPGA American Defender/WRAL Golf Classic
1980 Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation
1980 US boycotts Summer Olympics in Moscow
1981 Pulitzer prize awarded to Beth Henley for "Crimes of the Heart"
1981 Wash Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax)
1982 Penguins 3-Isles 4 (OT)-Preliminary-Isles win series (3-2)
1983 Harold Washington elected 1st black mayor of Chicago
1983 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1983 Undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault
1984 11th Space Shuttle Mission (41C)-Challenger 5-returns to Earth
1984 India beat Pak by 58 runs to win 1st Asia Cricket Cup in Sharjah
1984 Pete Rose becomes 1st NL to get get 4,000 hits in a career
1985 "TASS" denounced US boycott of Moscow Olympics
1985 Atlantis ferried to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas
1985 Caps 1-Isles 2-Patrick Div Semifinals- Caps hold 2-1 lead
1985 Katrin D”rre wins 1st female World Cup marathon (2:33:30)
1985 Ramiz Alia succeeds Enver Hoxha as party leader of Albania
1986 50th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 279
1986 Boston Celtics end season with a 40-1 home win record
1986 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
1986 Pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue
1986 Spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second
1987 1st 3 SD Padres hit HRs off SF starter Roger Mason
1987 Portugal signs agreement to return Macau to China (in 1999)
1988 Italy govt of De Mita forms
1989 "Welcome to the Club" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 12 perfs
1990 4th largest NBA crowd (45,458) see Orlando play at Minneapolis
1990 Final episode of Pat Sajak's late night TV show on CBS
1990 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 6-5, Rangers win preliminary, 4-1
1991 BPAA US Open by Pete Weber
1992 "2 Trains Running" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 160 perfs
1992 5.5 earthquake hits Netherlands
1992 American Airlines reduce its 1st-class fares 20%-50%
1992 Crystal Pepsi begins test marketing in Providence, Denver & Dallas
1992 Great Chicago Flood - Chicago's underground tunnels flood
1992 Lou Conaseca retires as coach of St John's basketball team
1992 Nelson Mandela announces he will seek divorce from Winnie
1992 Longest 2 undefeated baseball teams to meet (NY Yanks 5-0 vs Toronto Blue Jays 6-0); Yanks score 3 in top of 9th to win 5-2
1993 "3 Men on a Horse" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 40 performances
1993 14th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1993 Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia," premieres in London
1994 President guard at Kigali Rwanda, chops 1,200 church members to death
1994 Target date for Israeli complete withdrawal, doesn't occur
1994 United Arab Emirates' 1st official ODI, losing to India
1995 Yankees beat the Mets 2-0
1996 En route to NHL record 62 victories Detroit Red Wings win #61
1996 Ottawa Senators eliminate Stanley Cup Champs NJ Devils from playoff
1997 "American Daughter" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 88 performances
1997 48th time opposing pitchers hit HRS, Carlos Perez (Mon)/Darren Holmes
1997 61st Golf Masters Championship: Tiger Woods at 21 (270 18 under par)
1997 Hartford Whalers last NHL game
1997 NHL Pitts Penguin Mario Lemieux's last NHL regular game
1997 Travis Fryman homers off R Hernandez in both games of double header 1st time since 1961 that 2 doubleheaders are played in the same city Giants vs Mets & Oakland A's vs Yankees in NY

That's All....

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