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Thursday, April 26, 2018.



Birthdays


121 Antonius Marcus Aurelius, [Marcus A Verus], Emperor of Rome (161-180)
1319 Jean II, the Good, king of France (1350-64)
1538 Giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato)
1564 William Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright (Hamlet)
1567 Nicolas Forme, composer
1573 Marie de'Medici, Queen of France
1603 Francesco Nigetti, composer
1637 Philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized
1648 Pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706)
1711 David Hume, English empiricist/philosopher (Treatise of Human Nature)
1718 Esek Hopkins, US, 1st commander-in-chief (US Navy)
1726 Pasquale Paoli, Corsican freedom fighter
1776 Joan M Kemper, Dutch lawyer (designed civil code law book)
1782 Maria Amalia of Bourbon-Sicily, wife of Louis Phillip of Austria
1785 John James Audubon, Haiti, bird watcher/artist
1787 Ludwig Uhland, writer
1796 Auguste-Matthieu Panseron, composer
1798 Ferdinand Eugne Delacroix, French painter/lithograph/etcher (Journal)
1806 Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, composer
1808 Martha Finley, children's book author
1812 Alfred Krupp, German arms merchant
1820 Alice Cary, Cincinnati, American poet (Cincinnati Sentinel)
1822 Frederick Law Olmsted, architect/writer (designed Central Park)
1822 Jan Albert van Eyken, composer/organist
1827 Charles Edward Hovey, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1834 Artemus Ward, (Charles Farrar Browne), humorist
1834 Horatio Richmond Palmer, composer
1836 Erminnie Adelle Platt, US, ethnologist (Iriquois-English Dictionary)
1839 Cyrus Hamblin, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
1841 Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian
1860 Alphonse M A J Arins, Dutch pastor
1863 Arno Holz, writer
1863 Charles Haslewood Shannon, lithographer/painter
1868 Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere/Newspaper publisher
1868 Robert Herrick, US writer (Common lot)
1873 Otto zur Linde, German author (Charon)
1874 J H "Biddy" Anderson, cricketer (one Test S Africa v Australia 1902)
1875 Syngman Rhee, South Korean statesman
1875 Syngman Rhee, South Korean statesman
1875 Syngman Rhee, South Korea, pres of South Korea (1948-60) [or Mar 26]
1878 Ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds, We Live Again)
1879 Owen Williams Richardson, England, physicist (Nobel 1928)
1880 Mikhail Fokine, Russia, choreographer/founder of modern dance
1884 Harry Sothern, actor (Dr Huer-Buck Rogers)
1886 Ma Rainey, [Gertrude Pridgett], "Mother of the Blues", US blues singer
1888 Aleksandr Mikhailov, USSR astronomer
1888 Aleksandr Mikhailov, USSR astronomer
1888 Aleksandr Mikhailov, USSR, astronomer
1889 Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austria, philosopher (Tractatus)
1890 Edgar "E Livingstone" Kennedy, US actor/director (My Old Dutch)
1893 Anita Loos, author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
1894 Rudolf Hess, Hitler's Deputy Fhrer, only prisoner at Spandau
1895 Rudolf Hess, Hitler's deputy Fuerher
1895 Rudolf Hess, Hitler's deputy Fuerher
1897 Olga Chekova, Russia, actress (Italian Strawhat, Cry of the Children)
1898 Edward PF Eagan, Denver, boxer (Oly-gold-20)/bobsledder (Oly-gold-32)
1898 John Grierson, documentary film maker
1898 Vicente Aleixandre, Spain, writer (Ambito, Bird of Paper, Nobel 1977)
1899 Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, TX, actor (Hoedown, Country Fair, Blackmail)
1900 Charles Richter, he tells us how bad the quakes are.
1900 Charles Richter, he tells us how bad the quakes are.
1900 Charles Richter, Ohio, Earthquakes seismologist (Richter scale)
1900 Douglas Sirk, director (Zu Neuen Ufern, Boefje)
1900 James Sutherland, English literature scholar/actor (Rob Roy 1953)
1903 Geoffrey Worthington, Air vice-marshall
1903 Niven Busch, US screenwriter (Postman Always Rings Twice)
1904 Paul E "Cardinal" Leger, archbishop (Montreal)
1904 William "Count" Basie, jazz pianist (Policy Man, Blazing Saddles)
1905 Charles K Feldman, [Gould], NYC, producer (Casino Royale)
1905 Denis O'Dea, Dublin, actor (Esther & the King, Treasure Island)
1905 Jean Vigo, France, actor/director (Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante)
1906 Gracie Allen, Mrs George Burns, comedienne (George Burns Show)
1906 Leopold Spinner, composer
1907 Theun de Vries, writer (February; PC Hooft prize 1981)
1909 Richard Howorth, cricketer (English all-rounder, three county doubles)
1910 Erland von Koch, composer
1910 Ernst Tittel, composer
1910 Johan Doorn, Dutch journalist/resistance fighter (Orange Newspaper)
1910 Tomoyuki Tanaka, director (Godzilla)
1911 Marianne Hoppe, Rostock Germany (Bei Thea, Liebrauen)
1912 A[lfred] E[lton] van Vogt, Canada, sci-fi author (Wizard of Linn)
1914 Bernard Malamud, US, novelist (Fixer, Natural, Pulitizer 1967)
1914 Charlie Chester, British comedian (Never Say Die)
1914 Horace Leonard Gold, Sci-Fi writer/editor
1914 James William Rouse, US builder (shopping malls/Columbia, Maryland)
1914 Wilfred Howard Mellers, composer
1916 Morris West, Australian novelist (Shoes of the Fisherman)
1916 Morris West, Australian novelist (Shoes of the Fisherman)
1916 Arnoldus Christian Vlok van Wyk, composer
1916 Morris L West, Australia, novelist (Shoes of the Fisherman)
1917 I.M. Pei, architect
1917 I.M. Pei, architect
1917 I[eoh] M[ing] Pei, Canton, China, architect (1961 Brunner Prize)
1917 Sal "The Barber" Maglie, pitcher (NY Giants, 8th best won-lost pct)
1918 Fanny Blankers-Koen, Holland, 100m/200m dash, hurdler (Olym-gold-1948)
1918 Jack Morpurgo, American Literature scholar (Leeds University)
1918 Stafford Repp, Calif, actor (Chief O'Hara-Batman, Plunder Road)
1920 Juan C Lampe, Aruba, pianist/composer
1921 Harry Knutton, Maj-Gen/dir-general (London City & Guilds Institute)
1921 Jimmy Giuffre, jazz musician
1921 Margaret Gowing, professor (history, science)
1922 James Holt, medieval historian
1922 Jeanne Sauv, 1st female Governor-General (Canada, 1984-90)
1922 Margaret Scott, founder (Australian Ballet School)
1922 Mike Kellin, Hartford Ct, actor (Honestly Celeste, Fitz & Bones)
1922 Paul-Andre Gaillard, composer
1922 Pol Bury, Belgian sculptor
1923 Oliver Millar, Surveyor (Queen's Pictures)
1924 Russell Nype, Zion Ill, singer/actor (Burton Farley-Dorothy)
1926 Anton PO Ekstrm, Swedish writer (Summer Dances)
1926 David Coleman, sports commentator
1926 Michael Joughin, CEO (Scottish Hydro-Electric)
1926 Oldrich Frantisek Korte, composer
1926 Preston "Bob" Tisch, NFL co-owner (NY Giants)
1927 Anne McLaren, biologist/zoologist/actress (Things to Come)
1927 Jack Douglas, comedian (My Brother Was an Only Child, Jack Paar Show)
1928 Gordon Downey, British Comptroller General/Reader Rep (Independent)
1928 Hertha Krftner, writer
1930 Derek Waring, actor (Barnacle Bill, Arthur-Heart of the Country)
1930 Justin Gosling, principal (St Edmund Hall Oxford)
1930 Roger Moens, Belgium, 800m runner (Olympic-silver-1960)
1933 Carol Burnett
1933 Carol Burnett
1933 Carol Burnett
1933 Carol Burnett
1933 Carol Burnett
1933 Carol Burnett, San Antonio Tx, comedian/actress (Annie, 4 Seasons)
1934 J Micheal McCloskey, environmentalist/chairman (Sierra Club)
1936 Edward Cazalet, British High Court Judge
1937 Robert Boozer, Omaha Neb, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1960)
1938 Duane Eddy
1938 Duane Eddy
1938 Duane Eddy
1938 Duane Eddy
1938 Duane Eddy
1938 Duane Eddy, Phoenix, Az, country singer (Peter Gunn, Cannonball)
1938 Maurice Williams, rocker
1938 Willie Wood, bowler
1939 Roger Buckley, British High Court Judge
1940 Giorgio Moroder, composer (Let it Ride, Cat People, Top Gun)
1941 John Battle, MP
1942 Bobby Rydell
1942 Bobby Rydell
1942 Bobby Rydell
1942 Bobby Rydell
1942 Bobby Rydell
1942 Bobby Rydell, Phila Pa, rock singer (Wild One, Bye Bye Birdie)
1942 Claudine Auger, Paris France, Miss France (1958)/actress (Thunderball)
1942 Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russia, cosmonaut
1943 Claudine Auger, Miss France (1958)/actress (Thunderball)
1943 Gary Wright, singer, dream weaver (Spooky Tooth-It's All About)
1944 Bruce Johnston, US pop musician (Beach Boys-God Only Knows) [or 6/24]
1944 David O'B Martin, (Rep-R-NY, 1981- )
1944 Martha Rockwell, Providence RI, skier (Mount Washington)
1945 Giorgio Moroder, producer/singer/songwriter (150 gold discs)
1945 V K Ramaswamy, cricketer (Indian Test umpire stood in 1996 World Cup)
1947 Donna Elizabeth De Varona, Greenwich Ct, swimmer (Olympic-2 gold-64)
1947 Gervase Frank Ashworth Jackson-Stops, architectural adviser
1948 Boyd Matson, TV host/correspondent (National Geographic Explorer)
1948 Gerry Sikorski, (Rep-D-MN, 1983- )
1948 Stevie Nicks, Calif, rocker/druggie (Fleetwood Mac-Rumours)
1949 Jimmy Hall, rocker (Wet Willie)
1950 Howard "Leon" Reeder, rock guitarist (Champaign)
1950 Peter Schaufuss, director of ballet (Deutsche Opera Berlin)
1951 Lynne Jones, MP
1952 Popo Simon Molefe, secretary-general (South Africa UDF)
1956 Koo Stark, [Kathleen Dee-Anne], photographer/actress (Emily)
1958 Giancarlo Esposito, actor (Bob Roberts, School Daze, King of NY)
1958 Johnny "Earl of" Dumfries, racing driver
1959 Ann O'Neill, Toowoomba QLD, golfer (1989 Downs District Champ)
1960 Roger Taylor, rock drummer (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
1961 Albert Lawrence, Jamaica, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)
1961 Joan Chen, [Chen Chong], Shanghai China, actress (Heaven & Earth)
1961 Nancy Scranton, Centralia IL, golfer (1991 du Maurier Ltd Classic)
1962 Graham "Skin" Skinner, rocker (Hipsway)
1962 Michael Damian, San Diego, singer (Rock on)/actor (Young & Restless)
1963 Bill Wennington, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
1963 Michael Damian, actor/singer (Joseph & Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat)
1963 Thomas Searle, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
1964 Tod Bass, LA Calif, actor (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In)
1966 Andrea Temesvari, Budapest Hungary, tennis star (1985 US Clay Courts)
1967 Klaus Merk, Augsburg GER, hockey goaltender (Team Germany 1998)
1967 Matt Peterson, Chicago IL, Nike golfer (1992 Hawkeye Open-7th)
1968 Ahmed Elmaghraby, Suez Egypt, US field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
1971 Ryan Yarborough, NFL wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens, NY Jets)
1972 Francisco Cordova, Veracruz Mexico, pitcher (Pitts Pirates)
1972 Marco Rivera, NFL/WLAF guard (Scot Claymores, GB Packers-Superbowl 31)
1972 Natrone Means, NFL running back (SD Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars)
1973 Damien Munoz, Miss USA-Colorado (1997)
1973 Mark Davis, NBA guard/forward (Phila 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves)
1973 Tracy Kathleen Hayes, Wheaton Ill, Miss America (Illinois-5th-1996)
1975 Jabbar Threats, defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1975 Trudi Ferguson, Miss Universe-Jamaica (1996)
1976 Sarah Tueting, ice hockey goalie (USA, Oly-98)
1979 Sean Fox, actor (3 Ninjas Kick Back, Calendar Girl)
1980 Jordana Brewster, Panama, actress (Nikki Graves-As the World Turns)
1980 Marne Patterson, Sherman Oaks Cal, actress (Nicole-Something So Right)
1984 Ryan O'Donohue, Pomona Ca, actress (Byrds of Paradise, Boys are Back)

Events


TV-Turnoff Week
TV-Turnoff Week
TV-Turnoff Week
TV-Turnoff Week
TV-Turnoff Week
757 Paolo Orsini replaces his brother Pope Stephen II, as Paul I
1220 German king Frederick II grants bishops sovereign rights
1478 1st Easter
1478 Pazzi conspirators attack Lorenzo & kill Giuliano de'Medici
1514 Copernicus makes his 1st observations of Saturn
1532 Sultan Suleiman through Hungary on away to Vienna
1564 William Shakespeare baptized
1607 First British to establish an American colony land at Cape Henry.
1607 First British to establish an American colony land at Cape Henry.
1607 1st British to establish an American colony land at Cape Henry, Va
1654 Jews are expelled from Brazil
1655 Dutch West Indies Co denies Peter Stuyvesant's desire to exclude Jews from New Amsterdam
1677 Emperor Leopold I forms University of Innsbruck
1709 Frisian viceroy Johan Willem Friso marries countess Maria Louisa
1721 Smallpox vaccination 1st administrated
1755 1st Russian university opens (Moscow)
1777 16 year old Sybil Ludington rides from NY to CT rallying her father's militia to fight the British in Danbury.
1777 16 year old Sybil Ludington rides from NY to CT rallying her father's militia to fight the British in Danbury.
1777 Sybil Ludington, 16, rode from NY to Ct rallying her fathers militia
1803 Meteorites fall in L'Aigle, France
1814 King Louis XVIII lands on Calais, from England
1819 Odd Fellows Lodge forms
1828 Russia declares war on Turkey to support Greece's independence
1835 Frdric Chopins "Grand Polonaise Brillante," premieres in Paris
1841 "Bombay Gazette" begins publishing on silk
1853 Dutch King William III disbands 2nd Chamber
1855 Composer Gioacchino Rossini leaves Italy
1865 Battle of Durham Station, NC (Greensboro)
1865 Battle of Ft Tobacco, VA
1865 Confederate Gen J E Johnston surrenders Army of Tenn, at Durham NC
1887 Huntsville Electric Co forms to sell electricity
1890 Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London
1893 1st Cleveland Board of Park Commissioners forms
1900 AL opener in Cleve draws 6,500
1904 Bell Telephone Company of Antwerp Belgium forms
1905 Cubs Jack McCarthy becomes only major league player to throw out 3 runners at plate in 1 game, all were ends of a double play
1906 1st motion pictures shown in Hawaii
1907 Jamestown, Va Tercentenary Exposition opens
1912 1st homerun hit at Fenway Park (Hugh Bradley, Red Sox)
1913 Panama-Pacific International Exposition opens in SF
1913 Sun Yet San calls for revolt against pres Yuan Shikai in China
1915 Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France & Russia
1920 Shapley and Curtis hold the "Great Debate" on nature of nebulae.
1920 Shapley and Curtis hold the "Great Debate" on nature of nebulae.
1920 H Shapley & H D Curtis hold "great debate" on nature of nebulae
1923 English prince Albert (George VI) marries lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
1925 Pulitzer prize awarded to Edna Ferber for "So big"
1926 Germany & Russia sign neutrality/peace treaty
1926 Karachai Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR (until 1943)
1928 Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London
1929 1st non-stop England to India flight lands
1931 Lou Gehrig hits a HR but is called out for passing a runner, mistake costs him AL home run crown; he & Babe Ruth tie for season
1932 Jean Anouilh's "L'Ermine," premieres in Paris
1933 Jewish students are barred from school in Germany
1935 Frank Boucher is given NHL's Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship permanently for winning it 7 of 11 years
1936 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 4th Symphony
1937 German Luftwaffe destroys Basque town of Guernica in Spain
1938 Austrian Jews required to register property above 5,000 Reichsmarks
1941 A tradition begins, 1st organ at a baseball stadium (Chicago Cubs)
1941 Potatoes rationed in Holland
1942 Coal mine explosion kills 1,549 at Honkeiko Manchuria
1942 Luftwaffe bombs Bath
1944 1st B-29 attacked by Japanese fighters, one fighter shot down
1944 Papandreou govt in Greece forms
1945 Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, leader of France's Vichy collaborationist regime during WW II, arrested for treason
1947 "Bless the Bride" musical opens in London
1950 Last horse race at Havre de Grace Track in Md, is run
1950 U of Miami ends William & Mary straight tennis match victories at 82
1951 Queen Juliana opens Brielsche Mausoleum
1952 Patty Berg scores 64, best competitive round of golf by a woman
1952 US minesweeper "Hobson" rams aircraft carrier "Wasp," kills 176
1954 Nationwide test of the Salk anti-polio begins.
1954 Nationwide test of the Salk anti-polio begins.
1954 Far Eastern Affairs conference opens in Geneva
1954 Nationwide test of Salk anti-polio vaccine begins
1957 Jamestown, Va 350th Anniversary Festival opens
1959 Cuba invades Panama
1959 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open
1961 French paratroopers' revolt suppressed in Algeria
1961 Roger Maris hits 1st of 61 homers in 1961
1962 US/UK launched Ariel; first Intl payload.
1962 US/UK launched Ariel; first Intl payload.
1962 1st Lockheed A-12 flies
1962 Ariel 1 Launch (1st UK Satellite)
1962 Ranger 4 crash lands on (backside of) Moon
1962 Red Sox Bill Monbouquette no-hits White Sox 1-0
1962 US/UK launch Ariel; 1st international payload
1964 18th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 1
1964 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1964 Tanganyika & Zanzibar form United Republic of Tanganyika & Zanzibar
1965 Ives' 4th Symphony premieres
1966 Arnold "Red" Auerbach retires as Boston Celtic's coach
1967 "Hallelujah, Baby!" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 293 perfs
1967 KSPS TV channel 7 in Spokane, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 San Marco 2 Launch (1st Equatorial Launch)
1968 Students seize administration building at Ohio State
1968 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 US underground nuclear test, "Boxcar," 1 megaton device
1969 "Celebration" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 110 performances
1969 "George M!" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 435 performances
1969 Firestone World Bowling Tournament (Mercury Open) won by Jim Godman
1970 "Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 690 performances
1971 San Francisco Lightship is replaced by an automatic buoy.
1971 San Francisco Lightship is replaced by an automatic buoy.
1971 Heaviest rains ever in Bahia district of Brazil, 15" in 24 hrs
1971 SF lightship replaced by automatic buoy
1971 Turkey state of siege proclaimed
1973 "2 Gentlemen of Verona," musical opens in London
1973 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 Landslide in Huancavelica Province Peru creates a natural dam
1974 Malta adopts constitution
1974 Yankees trade Peterson, Beene, Kline & Buskey to Indians for Chambliss, Tidrow & Upshaw
1975 Mario Soares' Socialist Party wins 1st free election in Portugal
1975 Penguins 0-Isles 1-Quarterfinals-Isles win series 4-3
1975 Phillies Mike Schmidt's 2 HRs ties NL record of 11 HRs in April
1976 Pan Am begins non-stop flights NYC-Tokyo
1977 NY's famed disco Studio 54 opens
1978 France sends troops to Chad
1978 NASA launches space vehicle S-201
1980 Gerard Nijboer runs Dutch record marathon (2:09:01)
1980 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 Iran begins scattering US hostages from US Embassy
1980 Longest jump by a jet boat is set at 120'
1980 Phillies' Steve Carlton pitches his 6th 1-hitter (beats Cards)
1981 "Copperfield" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 13 performances
1981 Beth Solomon wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
1981 Largest US bank robbery (Tucson Ariz), more than $33 million stolen
1982 Argentina surrenders to Britain on S Georgia near Falkland Island
1982 CBS radio begins youth oriented broadcast Radio Radio
1982 Gene Michael becomes NY Yankee manager for 2nd time
1982 Rod Stewart is mugged, gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche
1983 Bruins 2-Isles 5-Wales Conf Championship-Isles hold 1-0 lead
1983 Dow Jones Industrial Avg breaks 1,200 for 1st time
1983 San Antonio spurs beat Denver Nuggets, 152-133 in NBA playoff game
1984 Liverpool's Cavern Club reopens
1984 Pres Reagan visits China
1986 Chernobyl - world's worst nuclear power plant disaster.
1986 Chernobyl - world's worst nuclear power plant disaster.
1986 Actor/body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger weds newscaster Maria Shriver
1986 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Marshall Holman
1986 France performs nuclear test
1986 Game between Angels & Twins delayed for 9 minutes by strong winds
1986 Worst nuclear disaster, 4th reactor at Chernobyl USSR explodes, 31 die
1987 "Barbara Cook: A Concert..." closes at Ambassador NYC after 13 perfs
1988 1st TNN Viewers choice awards-Randy Travis wins in 5 categories
1988 NBA approves addition of 3rd referee in 1988-89 season
1988 NY Met Davey Johnson becomes 2nd manager to record 400 victory in 1st 4 years (Al Lopez did it 1st)
1989 AT&T announces NJ's 201 area code will split into 908 & 201
1989 Mike Tyson is ticketed for driving 71 MPH in 30 mile zone in Albany
1990 "Accomplice" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 52 performances
1990 126 die in a (6.9) earthquake in China
1990 Danny Wood of New Kids, steps on a stuffed animal & twists his ankle
1990 NY court of appeals ends 2 year legal battle over 1988 America's Cup by refusing jurisdiction of case
1990 Nolan Ryan ties Bob Feller's record of pitching 12 1-hitters
1991 "Dinosaurs" premieres on ABC-TV
1991 23 killed in Kansas & Okla by tornadoes
1991 Soccer star Diego Maradona, suspended for using cocaine, arrested in Argentina for possession & distribution of illegal narcotics
1992 "Grand Hotel" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 1,018 perfs
1992 "Growing Pains," final episode on ABC TV
1992 "Jelly's Last Jam" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 569 performances
1992 "Master Builder" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 45 performances
1992 "Metro" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 13 performances
1992 "Who's The Boss," final episode after 8 years on ABC TV
1992 Alex Haley, (Roots), wins 1992 Ellis Island Award, posthumously
1992 Maggie Will wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1992 Ozzie Smith steals his 500th base
1993 "Shakespeare for My Father" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 266 perfs
1993 Boeing 737 crashes at Aurangabad, kills 56
1993 NBC announces Conan O'Brien to replace David Letterman
1993 STS-55 (Columbia) launches into orbit
1994 26.9C in Prestebakke Norway (Norwegian April high temp record)
1994 Mad About You actress Leila Kenzel (33) weds Neil Monaco (34)
1994 Taiwan Airbus A-300 crashes at Nagoya Japan, 262 killed
1994 1st multi-racial election in South Africa begins [3 days] Dr Nomaza Paintin in NZ is 1st black South African to vote
1995 Baseball season begins after lengthy strike
1995 Coors Field, opens in Denver, Rockies beat Mets 11-9 in 14 innings
1996 Shaun Pollock takes 4 wkts in 4 balls for Warwickshire in B&H
1996 Sotherby ends 4 day auction of Jackie O stuff-take in $34.5 million
1997 "Life," opens at Barrymore Theater NYC
1998 wins Chick-fil-A Golf Charity Championship

That's All....

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