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Sunday, April 8, 2018.



Birthdays


1460 Ponce de Le¢n, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida
1533 Claudio Merulo, organist/composer
1582 Phienas Fletcher, poet
1605 Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter
1605 Philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65)
1631 Cornelis de Heem, painter
1642 Gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral
1655 Louis Willem I, Margrave (Baden-Baden)
1692 Giuseppe Tartini, Italy, violinist/composer (Trillo del Diavolo)
1695 Johann C Gnther, writer
1697 Pierre Prowo, composer
1708 Georg Zarth, composer
1726 Lewis Morris, US farmer (signed Decl of Independence)
1731 William Williams, US merchant (signed Decl of Independence)
1741 Jos‚ B da Gama, Portuguese poet (O Uraguai)
1756 Joseph Gehot, composer
1775 Adam A earl von Neipperg, Austrian general/Napoleon's wife Marie lover
1776 Thaddaus Weigl, composer
1783 John Claudius, London England, horticulturist
1798 Dionysios Solomos, poet
1816 Frederick William Burton, painter
1818 Christaan IX, king of Denmark (1863-1906)
1828 George Baird Hodge, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1831 Allard Pierson, Dutch theologiost/philosopher/art historian/poet
1832 Alfred von Waldersee, Prussian fieldmarshal
1843 Asger Hamerik, [Hammerich], composer
1850 William Henry Welch, US, pathologist (founded John Hopkins)
1859 Edmund Husserl, Germany, philosopher (founded Phenomenology)
1869 Harvey Cushing, US, neurosurgeon (blood pressure studies)
1875 Albert I LCMM von Saksen-Coburg, king of Belgium (1909-34)
1878 Rudolf Nelson, composer
1880 Victor Schertzinger, composer/director (Uptown NY)
1881 Fernand Lamy, composer
1885 Dimitrios Levidis, composer
1886 Margaret A Barnes, writer
1887 Walter Connolly, Cincinnati OH, actor (Good Earth, 5th Avenue Girl)
1889 Sir Adrian Boult, conductor (BBC Symphony Orchestra)
1889 Sir Adrian Boult, conductor (BBC Symphony Orchestra)
1889 Adrian Boult, Chester England, conductor/composer (BBC Sym Orch)
1892 Richard J Neutra, Austrian/US architect (Who Built America?)
1893 Mary Pickford, actress
1893 Mary Pickford, actress
1893 Grace Cunard, Columbus OH, silent screen actress (Resurrection)
1893 Henri Puvrez, Belgian sculptor (Sereniteit)
1893 Mary Pickford, [Gladys Smith], actress (Poor Little Rich Girl)
1895 Bert I Gordon, NY
1895 Sigurdur Thordarson, composer
1896 Karl Hermann Pillney, composer
1897 Herbert Eimert, German composer/musicologist (Glockenspiel)
1898 Achiel H Acker, Belgian premier (1945-46, 1954-58)
1898 Cecil [Maurice] Bowra, British classics expert (Greek experience)
1898 E Y "Yip" Harburg, [Isidore Hochberg], lyricist/librettist
1902 Arthur Wellard, cricketer (big hitting Somerset & England batsman)
1902 Josef Krips, Vienna Austria, conductor (London Symph 1954-63)
1903 Ilka Chase, NYC, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien)
1904 John Antill, composer
1904 John R Hicks, British economist (Nobel 1972)
1905 George Baxter, Paris France, actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged)
1905 Hans Scherfig, Danish marxist/writer (Idealister, Frydenholm)
1905 Helen B M Fennell Joseph, anti-apartheid writer (Side by Side)
1905 Pierre Wigny, Belgian minister of Foreign affairs (1958-61) [or 4/18]
1906 Charles J B Jonckheere, Flemish poet/writer (Mirror of the Sea)
1907 Maurice Stacey, chemist
1908 Neil Lawson, British high court judge
1909 George Dixon, trumpet/sax
1909 Olavi Pesonen, composer
1909 William James Millar Mackenzie, political scientist
1910 George Musso, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)
1910 Wendell Bill, cricketer (NSW bat 1929-36 Century on debut 1930)
1911 Douglas Hyde, socialist/Christian
1911 Emil Mihai Cioran, writer/aphorist
1911 Melvin Calvin, US chemist (photosynthesis, Nobel 1961)
1911 mile M Cioran, writer
1912 Sonja Henie, Oslo Norway, ice skater
1912 Sonja Henie, Oslo Norway, ice skater
1912 Josef Gabc”k, Czech resistance fighter (attacked Heydrich)
1912 Sonja Henie, Oslo Norway, ice skater/actress (Olympic-gold-1928,32,36)
1913 H Ernst, bishop (Breda Neth)
1914 John Cameron, cricketer (brother of Jimmy WI v-capt 1939 England tour)
1918 Betty Ford
1918 Betty Ford
1918 Betty Ford
1918 Betty Ford
1918 Betty Ford
1919 [Douglas] Ian Smith, premier of Rhodesia (1964-..)
1920 Carmen McRae (Clark), US jazz singer/pianist (Dream of Life)
1920 Erik Pausin, Austria, figure skating pairs (Olympics-silver-1936)
1921 Alfie Bass, London England, actor (Moonraker, Are You Being Served)
1921 Betty Bloomer Ford, 1st lady (1975-76)/namesake for Betty Ford Clinic
1921 Jan Novak, composer
1921 Virginia O'Brien, LA Calif, actress/singer (Gus, Ziegfeld Follies)
1923 Edward Mulhare, Cork Ireland, actor (Daniel Gregg-Ghost & Mrs Muir)
1923 Franco Corelli, Anconia Italy, tenor (Don Jos‚-Carmen)
1925 Shecky Greene, Chicago Ill, comedian/actor (Love Machine, Combat)
1926 Shecky Greene
1926 Shecky Greene
1926 Shecky Greene
1926 Shecky Greene
1926 Shecky Greene
1928 Eric Porter, London England, actor (Antony & Cleopatra, 39 Steps)
1928 John Gavin, LA Calif, actor (Back Street, Psycho, Murder for Sale)
1928 Mary Zeldenrust-Noordanus, CEO (NVSH)
1928 Monty Sunshine, jazz bandleader (Gotta Travel On)
1929 Jacques Brel, Belgium, singer/actor (Pain in the A__)
1929 Renzo de Felice, historian
1929 Walter Berry, Austria singer/ex husband of Christa Ludwig
1929 WIlliam K Everson, film historian
1930 Dorothy Tutin, London, actress (Importance of Being Ernest, Cromwell)
1930 John Bartholomew Tucker, Pa, TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island)
1930 John Reardon, NYC, baritone (Falke-Die Fledermaus)
1930 Julien Van Remoortere, [Piet Mortelman], Flemish writer (Fist)
1930 Mary Moore, principal (St Hilda's College, Oxford)
1932 John Gavin, LA Calif, actor (Felony, Jennifer, House of Shadows)
1933 Fred Ebb, lyricist (Cabaret)
1933 Jaroslav Smolka, composer
1935 Albert G Bustamante, (Rep-D-TX, 1985- )
1935 Donald Thompsett, cricket umpire
1935 Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, epidemiologist (Living legacy award-1984)
1936 Klaus Lowitsch, Berlin, actor (Despair, Marriage of Marla Braun)
1937 Ronald Anthony "Tony" Clegg, property trader
1937 Seymour Hersh, award winning investigative reporter (NY Times)
1938 Barton Keith McLean, composer
1938 Lory Patrick, Beckley WV, actress (Trina-Tales of Welles Fargo)
1938 Mohammad Farooq, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 7 Tests 1960-65)
1940 John Havlicek, Martin's Ferry Ohio, NBA hall-of-famer (Boston Celtics)
1941 Peggy Lennon, LA Calif, singer (Lennon Sisters)
1942 Douglas Trumbull, director (Silent Running, Brainstorm)
1942 Eduard Visser, Dutch writer (Fyffes are now called Chiquita)
1943 Carol Lavell, Fairfax Vt, equestrian dressage (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
1943 J P Kavanaugh, racehorse trainer
1943 Michael Bennett, aids victim/choreographer (Chorus Line)
1943 Robby Weaver, actor (Stone)
1943 Tony Banks, English politician (Lab)
1943 William Garth Morrison, Chief scout
1944 Anthony Farrar Hockley, military historian
1944 Christoph Hein, writer
1944 Hywel Bennett, South Wales, actor (Family Way, Shelley)
1944 Roger Chapman, rock vocalist (Family-Family Entertainment)
1944 Santiago Jimenez Jr, US accordionist (El Mero Mero, Viva Seguin)
1945 Ian White, MEP
1946 Jim "Catfish" Hunter, major-league pitcher (A's, Yankees)
1946 Stuart Pankin, Phila, comedian (Striptease, Congo, Earl-Dinosaurs)
1947 Cindy Pickett, Norman Okla, actress (Guiding Light, St Elsewhere)
1947 Hsiao-hsien Hou, dir (Cheerful Wind, City of Sadness, Puppetmaster)
1947 Steve Howe, London, rock guitarist (Asia, Yes-Roundabout)
1947 Thomas D Delay, (Rep-R-Texas, 1985- )
1948 Gerald McRaney, Collins Miss, actor (Rick-Simon & Simon, Major Dad)
1948 Richard Alan Litchfield, Mass, bank robber (FBI most wanted)
1949 Jim Lampley, Hendersonville NC, newscaster (Monday Night Baseball)
1952 Adam Woods, rock drummer/pianist (Fixx)
1954 Gary Carter, catcher (Mont Expos, NY Mets)
1954 John Schneider, Mt Kisco NY, actor (Bo-Dukes of Hazzard)
1955 John Campbell, harness racer (3-time winner of Hambletonian)
1959 Franklyn Stephenson, cricketer (great all-rounder)
1959 Martin Weston, cricketer
1962 Izzy Stradlin, [Jeff Isabelle], Lafayette IN, guitarist (Guns & Roses)
1963 Julian Lennon
1963 Julian Lennon
1963 Julian Lennon
1963 Julian Lennon
1963 Julian Lennon
1963 Alec Stewart, cricketer (son of Micky/opening bat Occasional WK)
1963 Erica Terwillegar, Nelsonville NJ, lugist
1963 Julian Lennon, John's son/singer (Too Late for Goodbyes)
1963 Terry Porter, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
1964 Biz Markie, rocker (Meteor Man, Townsend Television)
1964 Valinda Hilleary, Littleton Co, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1993)
1966 Robin Wright Penn, Dallas Tx, actress (Santa Barbara, Princess Bride)
1967 Kenneth Charlie Griffith Benjamin, cricketer (WI like his namesake)
1968 Don Davey, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1968 Patricia Arquette, NYC, actress (Ed Wood, Nightmare on Elm Street 3)
1969 Steve Jackson, NFL cornerback (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
1970 Derek D Brown, Wash DC, team handball right wing (Olympics-1996)
1970 Gerald Vaughn, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1970 Harold Bishop, NFL tight end (Cleve Browns)
1971 Edward Fryatt, Rochdale England, Nike golfer (1994 NCAA West Regional)
1971 Marc Peers, Edmonton Alberta, tornado yachter (Olympics-96)
1972 Damon Watts, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)
1972 Isaac Davis, NFL guard (SD Chargers)
1972 Katrina Powell, Canberra Australia, field hockey striker (Olympics-96)
1973 Alex Gonzalez, Miami FL, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
1973 Joel Davis, guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
1973 Walter Nicholas Henry Tongue, Auckland NZ, 50m/100m swimmer (Oly-96)
1976 Jim Farnum, Honolulu Hawaii, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
1981 Rebecca Wilson, Queensland Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
1984 Taran Noah Smith, SF Calif, actor (Mark Taylor-Home Improvement)

Events


Kambutsue, celebration of Buddha's birthday, in Japan
Kambutsue, celebration of Buddha's birthday, in Japan
1195 Alexius III Angelus drives out brother Isa„k II as Byzantine emperor
1341 Francesco Petrarca crowned in Rome
1378 Bartolomeo Prignano elected as Pope Urban VI
1455 Alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III
1500 Battle at Novara: King Louis XII beats duke Ludovico Sforza
1513 Ponce de Leon arrives in Florida.
1513 Ponce de Leon arrives in Florida.
1513 Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain
1546 Council of Trent adopts Jerome's Latin Vulgate.
1546 Council of Trent adopts Jerome's Latin Vulgate.
1546 Council of Trent adopts Jerome's Latin Vulgate.
1546 Council of Trent adopts Jerome's Latin Vulgate.
1546 Council of Trent adopts Jerome's Latin Vulgate.
1716 Duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia & marries Czar Peter the Great's niece
1730 1st Jewish congregation in US forms synagogue, "Shearith Israel, NYC"
1759 British troops chase French out of Masulipatam India
1766 1st fire escape patented, wicker basket on a pulley & chain
1781 Premiere of Mozart's violin sonata K379
1783 Catharina II of Russia annexes the Krim
1789 House of Representives 1st meeting
1801 Soldiers riot in Bucharest, kill 128 Jews
1802 French Protestant church becomes state-supported & -controlled
1832 Charles Darwin begins trip through Rio de Janeiro
1838 Steamship "Great Western" maiden voyage (Bristol England to NYC)
1848 1st battle at Gioto: Sardinia-Piemonte beats Austrians
1848 Battle at Xaquixaguana, Peru: Pedro de la Gasca beats Gonzalo Pizarro
1861 US mint at Dahlonega, Georgia seized by confederacy
1862 John D Lynde patents aerosol dispenser
1864 Battle of Mansfield, La Federals routed by Gen Richard Taylor
1865 General Robert E Lee surrenders at Appomattox Court House in Virginia
1869 American Museum of Natural History opens (NYC)
1876 Amiliare Ponchielli's opera "La Gioconda," premieres in Milan
1879 Khedive Ismael of Egypt fires French/British ministers
1879 Milk was sold in glass bottles for 1st time
1893 The Critic reports that ice cream soda is our national drink
1898 Battle of Atbara River, Anglo-Egyptian forces crush 6,000 Sudanese
1904 Gr Brit & France sign Cordial Entente concerning colonial matter
1908 Lord Asquith succeeds Henry Campbell-Bannerman as British premier
1912 Steamers collide in Nile, drowning 200
1913 17th Amendment, requiring direct election of senators, ratified
1913 17th Amendment, requiring direct election of senators, ratified
1913 17th amendment, requiring direct election of senators, ratified
1913 Opening of China's 1st parliament takes place in Peking (now Beijing)
1914 US & Colombia sign a treaty concerning Panama Canal Zone
1916 Norway approves active & passive female suffrage
1920 LONGA soccer team forms in Tilburg
1931 "White Horse Inn" opens in London
1931 Dmitri Sjostakovitch' ballet "The Arrow," premieres
1933 Manchester Guardian warns of unknown nazi terror
1935 2nd Golf Masters Championship: Gene Sarazen wins, shooting a 282
1935 Bart¢ks 5th String quartet premieres in Wash DC
1935 Works Progress Administration approved by Congress
1939 ACV soccer team forms in Axes
1939 King Zog I of Albania, flees
1940 Germany battle cruisers sink British aircraft carrier Glorious
1941 Joe Louis TKOs Tony Musto in 9 for heavyweight boxing title
1942 A Schoenberg & Tudor's ballet "Pillar of Fire," premieres in NYC
1943 Hakuun Yasutani Roshi, founder of Sanbo Kyodan, receives dharma
1943 Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya convicted of involvement with Mau Mau
1943 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
1945 Nazi occupiers executed, Nazi general Christiansen flees Netherlands
1946 League of Nations assembles for last time
1947 Largest recorded sunspot (7,000) observed
1948 Soen Nakagawa & Nyogen Senzaki (Zen teachers) meet in SF
1950 "Miss Liberty" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 308 performances
1952 Pres Truman seizes steel mills to avert a strike
1953 Dag Hammarskj”ld chosen as secretary-general of UN
1954 "By the Beautiful Sea" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 270 perfs
1956 20th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Burke Jr wins, shooting a 289
1956 6 marine recruits drown during exercise at Paradise Is SC
1956 M Bandaranaike's People's front wins election in Ceylon
1960 Neth & Germany sign accord concerning war casualties
1961 "Show Girl" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 100 perfs
1961 British liner "Dara" explodes in Persian Gulf, kills 236
1962 Accords of Evian (Algeria) accepted by referendum in France
1963 35th Academy Awards - "Lawrence of Arabia," A Bancroft & G Peck win
1963 Tigers claim young pitcher Denny McLain from the White Sox for $25,000
1964 Unmanned Gemini 1 launched
1966 AFL chooses 36 year old Al Davis as commissioner
1966 Leonid Brezhnev elected secretary-general of communist party
1966 OAO 1, 1st orbiting astronomical observatory, launched
1968 40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of M L King
1968 Baseball's Opening Day is postponed because of M L King assassination
1968 Czechoslovakia Cernik govt forms
1968 New socialist constitution of East Germany takes effect
1968 WKPI TV channel 22 in Pikeville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 1st Baseball game in Canada - Mont Expos beats NY Mets 10-9
1969 Expansion teams Royals, Expos, Padres & Pilots win their 1st games
1970 "Cry for Us All" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 8 performances
1970 Senate rejects Nixon's nomination of Carswell to Supreme Court
1971 1st legal off-track betting system begins (OTB-New York)
1972 Alvin Kallicharran scores 100* in his 1st Test Cricket innings v NZ
1974 Hank Aaron hits 715th home run, beats Babe Ruth's record.
1974 Hank Aaron hits 715th home run, beats Babe Ruth's record.
1974 Discovery Island opens
1974 Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 715th HR, breaks Babe Ruth's record
1975 47th Academy Awards - "Godfather II," Ellen Burstyn & Art Carney win
1975 Frank Robinson debuts as 1st black baseball mgr (Cleve, beats NY 5-3)
1977 Israel premier Rabin resigns
1979 "Carmelina" opens at St James Theater NYC for 17 performances
1979 204th & final episode of "All in the Family"
1979 8th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sandra Post
1979 People's Republic of China joins IOC
1980 Islander Potvin's 2 shorthanded goals tie NHL record vs Kings & set NHL rec of 2 shorthanded playoff goals in 1 period
1981 Islanders scored 9 goals against Toronto in playoffs
1982 Penguins 2-Isles 4-Preliminary-Isles hold 2-0 lead
1982 Tracy Caulkins, 19, wins her 36th US swimming title
1984 13th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Juli Inkster
1984 4th Golden Raspberry Awards: Lonely Lady wins
1985 "Leader of the Pack" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 120 perfs
1985 Amdahl releases UTS/V, 1st mainframe Unix
1985 India files suit against Union Carbide over Bhopal disaster
1986 Clint Eastwood elected mayor of Carmel, California.
1986 Clint Eastwood elected mayor of Carmel, California.
1986 Clint Eastwood elected mayor of Carmel California, Make his day
1989 1-handed pitcher Jim Abbott debut but lasts only 4 2/3 inn
1989 Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart marries producer Burt Sugarman
1990 "Aspects of Love" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 377 performances
1990 "Twin Peaks" with Peggy Lipton premieres on ABC-TV
1990 54th Golf Masters Championship: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 278
1990 King Birendra of Nepal lifts 30-year ban on political parties
1990 Kris Monaghan wins LPGA Red Robin Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
1990 Norwegian Scandinavian Star catches fire; about 170 die
1991 "I Hate Hamlet" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 88 performances
1991 Jockey, Bill Shoemaker, paralyzed in a car accident
1991 Major league umpires & baseball reach a 4-year agreement
1991 Michael Landon announces he has inoperable cancer of pancreas
1991 Oakland A's stadium becomes 1st outdoor arena to ban smoking
1992 "5 Guys Named Moe" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 445 perfs
1992 After 151 years Britain's "Punch Magazine" final issue
1993 Indians' Carlos Baerga is 1st to switch hit HRs in same inn (vs Yanks)
1993 STS-56 (Discovery) launches into orbit
1994 Atlanta Brave Kent Mercker no-hits Dodgers, 6-0
1994 Darryl Strawberry enters Betty Ford clinic
1994 Japans premier Morihiro Hosokawa resigns
1994 Smoking banned in Pentagon & all US military bases
1995 BPAA US Open won by Dave Husted
1995 Oliver McCall beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1996 Bruce Seldon TKOs Tony Tucker in 7 to win vacated WBA boxing title
1997 Microsoft Corp releases Internet Explorer 4.0
1997 STS 83 (Columbia 22), lands
2001 65th Golf Masters Championship:

That's All....

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