Thursday, May 16, 2019.


1558 Andreas of Austria, Bohemia cardinal/gov of Netherlands (1598-1600)
1609 Ferdinand, Austria, cardinal of Spain/governor of Netherlands
1641 Dudley North, financier/economist
1659 Campegius Vitringa, Dutch theologist
1718 M.G. Agnesi --1799
1718 M.G. Agnesi --1799
1718 M.G. Agnesi --1799
1718 M.G. Agnesi --1799
1718 Maria G Agnesi, Italy mathematician curves= xy=a(a-y)
1718 M.G. Agnesi --1799
1748 Antonius van Alphen, apostolic vicar of De Bosch
1761 John Opie, artist
1763 Louis-Nicolas Vauquelin, chemist (discovered chromium, beryllium)
1782 John Sell Cotman, water color artist
1788 F Rckert, writer
1788 Friedrich Rckert, poet
1801 William H. Seward, bought Alaska at $0.02/acre.
1801 William Henry Seward, Sec of State (1861-69, buys Alaska at 2/acre)
1801 William H. Seward, bought Alaska at $0.02/acre.
1804 Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, educator/founder (US kindergarten)
1806 George C Cadwalader, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1879
1816 Henry Hopkins Sibley, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1886
1819 Daniel Ammen, Capt (Union Navy), died in 1898
1822 Eduard Hille, Dutch composer/conductor
1824 Edmund Kirby Smith, Fla, General (Confederate Army), died in 1893
1824 Levi Parsons Morton, (R) 22nd US VP (1889-93)
1827 Petrus J H Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam Museum, Central station)
1831 David Edward Hughes, inventor (microphone, teleprinter)
1832 Philip Danforth Armour, founder (Armour Foods)
1845 Dietrich Schfer, German historian (Deutsche Hanse)
1850 Arthur Henry Mann, organist/composer
1857 Juan Morel Campos, composer
1858 Frank Lynes, composer
1858 Hanus Trnecek, composer
1866 Ernest Watson Burgess, US sociologist (ecological school)
1878 Taylor Holmes, Newark NJ, actor (Tobor the Great, Beware My Lovely)
1880 Julian Tannen, NY, comedian (Great Moment)
1887 Bull Montana, Vogliera Italy, actor (Brass Buttons, Victory)
1887 J van Hoddis, writer
1889 Joan Collette, Dutch (male) painter (New Church, Delft)
1892 Coenraad B van Haeringen, linguist/etymologist (Dutch Dictionary)
1892 Richard Tauber, [Ernst Seiffert], Austria/British, tenor/conductor
1893 Jos Calvo Sotelo, Spanish minister of Finance (1925-30)
1893 Paul Amadeus Pisk, composer
1897 Walther Geiser, composer
1898 August de Schrijver, Belgian politician/founder (CVP)
1902 Jan Kiepura, Sosnowiec Poland, vocalist/actor (Her Wonderful Lie)
1904 Hugh Plaxton, Canada, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1928)
1904 Lily Pons, opera singer/actress (That Girl From Paris)
1905 Henry Fonda
1905 Henry Fonda
1905 Henry Fonda
1905 Henry Fonda
1905 Henry Fonda
1905 Henry Fonda, Grand Is Nebraska, actor (Mr Roberts, On Golden Pond)
1905 H[erbert] E[rnest] Bates, novelist (Feast for July, Love for Lydia)
1906 Arturo Uslar Pietri, Venezuela, writer/minister (Lanzas Coloradas)
1906 Ernie McCormick, cricketer (Australian quickie of late 30's)
1906 Nicholas Beriozoff, ballet master
1907 Robert Tisdall, Ireland, 400m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1932)
1908 Hilary Preston, editor
1908 Mohammed Roem, Indonesian foreign minister (Linggadjati)
1909 Charles Wislon, principal (Glasgow University)
1911 Margaret Sullavan, Norfolk Va, actress (Back Street)
1911 Olaff J de Landell, [JB Wemmerslager van Sparwoude], writer
1912 Studs Terkel, NYC, author/host (Stud's Place, Working)
1913 Woody Herman, jazz clarinetist/bandleader/composer (Thundering Herds)
1916 Adriana Caselotti, cartoon voice
1916 Bernard Braden, broadcaster/actor (All Night Lone, Full Treatment)
1916 Ephraim Katzir, biophysicist/president (Israel)
1916 Irene Elizabeth Beatrice Ighodaro, doctor/social reformer
1917 George Gaynes, Helsinki Finland, actor (Henry-Punky Brewster)
1917 Geraint Jones, conductor/organist
1918 Edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert
1918 Juan Rulfo, Mexican writer (Pedro Pramo)
1918 Kevin Skelton, Bishop (Lichfield)
1919 Liberace, West Allis WI, pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman)
1919 Richard Mason, author
1919 [Wladziu Valentino] Liberace, West Allis Wisconsin, pianist
1920 Martine Carol, [Maryse Mopurer], Saint-Mande France, actress (Nana)
1921 Harry Carey Jr, Saugus Calif, actor (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon)
1921 Robert Croften Brown, politician
1922 Colin Cole, Principal King of Arms
1922 Russell Wood, treasurer (Queen Elizabeth)
1924 Dawda Kairaba Jawara, president (Gambia, 1970-94)
1924 Frank F Mankiewicz, NYC, columnist (Perfectly Clear)
1926 Jan Zimmer, composer
1927 John Walford, solicitor
1928 Billy Martin, baseball 2nd baseman/manager (NY Yankees, Oakland A's)
1928 Reginald Askew, dean (King's College London)
1929 Adrienne Cecile Rich, Balt Md, feminist writer (Diamond Cutters)
1929 John Conyers Jr, (Rep-D-MI, 1965- )
1929 Osmo Uolevi Lindeman, composer
1930 Desmond Langley, gov (Bermuda)
1930 Don Conicannon, govt minister
1930 Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist/composer (Hangman's Songs)
1931 Donald James Martino, Plainfield NJ, composer (Noturnno-Pulitzer 1974)
1931 Jack Dodson, Pitts Pa, actor (Howard Sprage-Andy Griffith Show)
1931 Lowell P Weicker, (Sen-R-CT, 1971-88/Gov-D-CT)
1931 Peter Levi, poet/writer
1932 Isaac "Redd" Holt, US drummer (Young-Holt Unlimited-In Crowd)
1934 Anthony Walker, commandant (Royal College of Defense Studies)
1934 Nicholas Goodison, CEO (TSB Group)
1936 Philippe de Montebello, Paris, art exhibitionist (Treasures of Tut)
1936 Roy Hudd, comedian (Blood Beast Terror, Vampire Beast Craves Blood)
1937 James Hunt Jr, (Gov-NC)
1937 Yvonne Craig, Taylorville Ill, actress (Batgirl-Batman, Kissin Cousin)
1938 Anthony Walker, commandant (Royal College of Defense Studies)
1938 Stuart Bell, MP
1940 Bernardo Bertolucci, Parma Italy, director (1900, Last Emperor)
1940 Gareth Roberts, chancellor (Sheffield University)
1941 John McWilliams, MP
1941 Maurice Henry Weddington, composer
1943 Dan Coats, (Rep-R-IN, 1981- )
1943 Jon Jost, director (All the Vermeers in NY)
1944 Billy Cobham, Panam, jazz artist (Same Ole Love)
1945 Brewster H Shaw Jr, Mich, Col USAF/astro (STS-9, STS 61B, STS-28)
1945 James Moran, (Rep-D-Virginia)
1945 Nicky Chinn, English songwriter/producer (Chinn & Chapman)
1946 Jessi B Wilson, Mississippi, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1946 Roger Earl, rocker (Foghat)
1947 Barbara Lee, US singer (Chiffons, He's So Fine)
1947 Bill Smitrovich, actor (Crime Story, Miami Vice)
1947 Rosie Barnes, MP
1949 Jimmy Hood, MP
1949 Rick Reuschel, pitcher (NY Yankees)
1949 William Sputnik Spooner, rock guitarist (Grateful Dead, Tubes)
1950 Jock Bartley, rocker (Firefall)
1950 Johannes Bednorz, German superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987)
1951 Jonathan Richman, rocker (Modern Lovers-New England, Egyptian Reggae)
1952 Pierce Brosnan
1952 Pierce Brosnan
1952 Pierce Brosnan
1952 Pierce Brosnan
1952 Pierce Brosnan
1952 Pierce Brosnan, County Meath Ire, actor (Remington Steele, Golden Eye)
1953 David Maclean, British minister of state
1953 Richard Page, LA Calif, rocker (Mr Mister)
1953 Rick Rhoden, pitcher (NY Yankees)
1954 [Dafydd] Rhys Williams, Saskatoon Canada, MD/astronaut (sk: STS 90)
1954 Janet Maw, actress (Sparrow, King John, Mayor of Casterbridge)
1955 Debra Winger
1955 Debra Winger
1955 Debra Winger
1955 Debra Winger
1955 Debra Winger
1955 Debra Winger, Columbus Oh, actress (Officer & Gentleman)
1955 Hazel O'Connor, Coventry England, singer/actress (Breaking Glass)
1955 Jack Morris, St Paul Minn, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
1955 Olga Korbut, Grodno Belorussia, gymnist (Olympic-2 golds-1972)
1957 Joan Benoit Samuelson, Cape Elizabeth ME, marathoner (Oly-gold-1984)
1958 Glenn Gregory, rock vocalist (Heeaven 17-Electric Dreams)
1959 Bob Patterson, Jacksonville FL, pitcher (Chic Cubs)
1959 Mare Winningham, Phoenix Az, actress (St Elmo's Fire, Turner & Hooch)
1959 Ty Armstrong, Waxahachie TX, Nike golfer (1993 Anheuser-Busch-19th)
1960 Anne Parillaud, Paris France, actress (Subway, Nikita, Innocent Blood)
1961 Nina Arvesen, White Plains NY, actress (Cassandra-Young & Restless)
1962 Gary Crocker, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman)
1963 Jimmy Osmond, rocker (Osmond Brothers)
1964 John Salley, NBA star (Detroit Pistons)
1965 Brent Jasmer, Portland Oregon, actor (Sly-Bold & Beautiful)
1965 Lori Sippel, Stratford Ontario, softball pitcher (Olympics-96)
1966 Janet Jackson
1966 Janet Jackson
1966 Janet Jackson
1966 Janet Jackson
1966 Janet Jackson
1966 Janet Jackson, Gary Indiana, singer, Michael's sister (Control)
1966 Scott Reeves, Santa Monica Calif, actor (Ryan-Young & Restless)
1966 Sean Quilty, Australian marathoner (Olympics-96)
1966 Thurman Thomas, NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)
1968 Ralph Tresvant, Boston, singer (New Editon)
1969 Tracey Gold
1969 Tracey Gold
1969 Tracey Gold
1969 Tracey Gold
1969 Tracey Gold
1969 Marcel Schewe, cricketer (Holland wicket-keeper 1996 World Cup)
1969 Steven Earl Lewis, LA Calif, 4X100/400m runner (Olympic-gold-1988)
1969 Tracey Gold, NYC, actress (Carol-Growing Pains, Incredible Sunday)
1969 Tricia Cast, actress (Nina-Young & Restless)
1970 Eric Lynch, NFL running back (Detroit Lions)
1970 Gabriela Sabatini, Argentina, tennis player (Olympic-silver-1988)
1971 Khari Jones, CFL/WLAF quarterback (BC Lions, Scottish Claymores)
1972 Keith Burns, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1972 Matthew Hart, cricketer (NZ lefty spinner 1994- )
1973 Tori Spelling
1973 Tori Spelling
1973 Tori Spelling
1973 Tori Spelling
1973 Tori Spelling
1974 Conal Groom, Northford Conn, rower (Olympics-1996)
1974 Keith Thibodeaux, cornerback (Washington Redskins)
1978 Vincent Larusso, Livingston, NJ, actor (Adam-Mighty Ducks, D2, D3)
1979 Evan Ferrante, actor (Owen-Swan's Crossing)
1981 Jessica Ponzo, Miss New Jersey Teen USA (1996)


Armed Forces Day
Armed Forces Day
955 Alberich II, (bastard?) son of Octavianus elected pope
1165 Ramjbam & his family reach Acre Palestine
1527 Florence becomes a republic
1532 Sir Thomas More resigns as English Lord Chancellor
1547 Protestant German monarch surrenders to Karel in Wittenberg
1568 Mary Queen of Scotland flees to England
1571 Johannes Kepler, by his own calculations, is conceived at 4:37 AM
1584 7 Westfriese towns divide monasteries of Egmond/Blokker/St-Pietersdal
1605 Camillo Borghese elected to succeed Pope Leo XI becomes Paul V
1606 2,000 foreigners murdered in Russia
1648 Battle at Zlty Wody: Bohdan Chmielricki's cosacks beat John Casimir
1747 Prince Willem V sworn in as admiral-general of Neth
1763 James Boswell's 1st meeting with Samuel Johnson
1763 Samuel Johnson meets his future biographer James Boswell in London
1770 Marie Antoinette (14) marries future King Louis XVI (15) of France
1792 Denmark abolishes slave trade
1795 Hedges Treaty: Bataafse Republic becomes French vassel state
1796 Lombardije Republic forms
1803 Peace of Amiens ends
1804 Senate & Tribune declare Napolean leader of France
1811 Peninsular War-Allies defeat French at Albuera
1817 Mississippi River steamboat service begins
1860 -18] Chicago: Republican convention selects Abraham Lincoln candidate
1861 Confederate govt offers war volunteers $10 premium
1861 Kentucky proclaims its neutrality
1862 Jean Joseph Etienne Lenoir builds 1st automobile
1863 Battle of Champion's Hill, MS-bloodiest action of Vicksburg Campaign
1864 Atlanta Campaign-battle of Resaca, ends (since May 13)
1864 Battle of Bermuda Hundred, VA
1864 Last battles at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia (6,666 casualties)
1866 Congress authorizes nickel 5-cent piece (the silver half-dime was used up to this point).
1866 Congress authorizes nickel 5-cent piece (the silver half-dime was used up to this point).
1866 Charles Elmer Hires invents root beer
1866 Congress authorizes nickel 5 piece (replaces silver half-dime)
1866 US Treasury Dept authorizes nickel
1868 Bedrich Smetana's opera "Dalibor," premieres in Prague
1868 By one vote, Senate fails to impeach President Andrew Johnson
1869 Cincinnati Reds play their 1st baseball game, win 41-7
1872 Metropolitan Gas Company lamps lit for 1st time
1874 1st recorded dam disaster in US (Williamsburg Mass)
1875 Quake in Venezuela & Colombia kills 16,000
1879 Antonin Dvork's "Slavic Dancing," premieres
1879 Treaty of Gandamak to set up Afghan state between Russia & English
1881 World's 1st elec tram goes into service in Lichterfelder (near Berlin)
1882 8th Kentucky Derby: Babe Hurd aboard Apollo wins in 2:40
1884 10th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Buchanan wins in 2:40
1888 CPR opens Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
1891 George A Hormel & Co introduce Spam
1894 Fire in Boston destroys baseball stadium & 170 other buildings
1901 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Priory School" (BG)
1902 2 deaf-mutes face each other for 1st time as Dummy Hoy leads off for the Reds against Dummy Taylor of the Giants, Reds win 5-3
1903 1st transcontinental motorcycle trip begins at SF (George Wymann)
1903 George Wyman makes 1st motorcycle trip across the US
1910 US Bureau of Mines forms
1911 Remains of a neanderthal man found in Jersey UK
1911 Zeppelin "Deutscheland" wrecked at Dusseldorf
1914 American Horseshoe Pitchers Assn organizes in Kansas City
1914 Ewing Field, near Masonic Street, opens
1916 41st Preakness: Linus McAtee aboard Damrosch wins in 1:54.8
1920 Joan of Arc (Jean D'arc) canonized a saint
1920 Spanish bullfighter Joselito is fatally gored fighting his last bull
1921 47th Preakness: F Coltiletti aboard Broomspun wins in 1:54.2
1922 White Star Line Majestic completes 5 day maiden voyage
1924 108F (42C) in Blitzen Oregon
1925 51st Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Flying Ebony wins in 2:07.6
1927 NY Yankee Bob Meusel steals 2nd, 3rd & home
1927 Supreme Court ruled bootleggers must pay income tax
1929 1st Oscars announced (best film was 'Wings').
1929 1st Oscars announced (best film was 'Wings').
1929 1st Academy Awards - "Wings," Emil Jennings & Janet Gaynor wins
1930 6th Walker Cup: US, 10-2
1931 57th Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on Twenty Grand wins 2:01.8
1932 Yanks 4th straight shutout to equal record set by Cleveland & Boston
1933 Cecil Travis becomes 1st player to get 5 hits in his 1st game
1936 1st British air hostess (Daphne Kearley) flight to France
1936 62nd Preakness: George Woolf aboard Bold Venture wins in 1:59
1938 1st animal breeding society forms (NJ)
1938 38 die in Terminal Hotel fire (Atlanta Ga)
1938 In cricket Bradman scores 278 Aust v MCC, 349 mins, 35 fours 1 six
1939 1st AL night game, Phila Shribe Park (Indians 8, Athletics 3 in 10)
1939 Food stamps are 1st issued
1940 Nazi's forbid non-professional auto workers
1940 Premier Winston Churchill returns to London from Paris
1941 1st US/radio performance of Bennett's "Symphony in D for the Dodgers"
1941 Germans made their last major air attack on Britain
1941 Italian army under Aosta surrenders to Britain at Amba Alagi Ethiopia
1941 Last great German air attack on Great Britain (Birmingham)
1941 Nazis forbid Dutch Organization of Actors (NOT)
1942 1st transport of British/Dutch prisoners to South Burma
1943 -17th] RAF bombs Mhne & Eder (Battle of Ruhr)
1943 German troops destroy synagogue of Warsaw
1943 Jewish resistance in the Warsaw ghetto ends after 30 days of fighting
1944 1st of 180,000+ Hungarian Jews reach Auschwitz
1944 Milt police attack gypsies
1945 Violent battles around Sugar Loaf/Half Moon Okinawa
1946 Musical "Annie Get Your Gun," starring Ethel Merman premieres in NYC
1948 Botvinnik wins 5-player tournament to determine world chess champion
1948 CBS news correspondent George Polk's body is found in Greece
1948 Chaim Weizmann elected 1st president of Israel
1948 Egyptians enter the Gaza
1948 George Polk, CBS news correspondant, body found
1948 Israel issues its 1st postage stamps
1952 "New Faces (of 1952)" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 365 performances
1953 Phillies Curt Simmons gives up a single, then retires next 27 in a row
1954 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA National Capital Golf Open
1954 Ted Williams gets 8 hits in 1st game (DH) since breaking collarbone
1954 WGAN (now WGME) TV channel 13 in Portland, ME (CBS) 1st broadcast
1955 Heavyweight Rocky Marciano KOs Don Cockell in SF
1955 King Baudouin of Belgium visits Congo
1955 Ray Lindwall scores his 2nd Test Cricket century 118 at Bridgetown
1955 Rocky Marciano TKOs Don Cockell in 9 for heavyweight boxing title
1956 Egypt recognizes People's Republic of China
1956 Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Monte Bello Is Australia
1956 Kraft Theater presents an act from "Profiles in Courage"
1956 Laker takes 10-88 for Surrey v Australians at the Oval
1957 Maj Irwin, USAAF flies a Lockheed Starfight to a record 1,404.18 MPH
1957 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Invicti Athletae
1957 US launches its 3rd atomic submarine, USS Skate, at Groton Conn
1957 Yanks involved in Copacabana Incident, leads to Billy Martin trade
1958 Eli Beeding experiences 83 g deceleration on a rocket sled, New Mex
1958 Walter Irwin flies 2,259 KPH in F-104A Starfighter
1959 85th Preakness: William Harmatz aboard Royal Orbit wins in 1:57
1959 WTOM TV channel 4 in Cheboygan, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1960 Big 4 summit in Paris collapses as USSR levels spy charges against US
1961 13rd Emmy Awards: Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr & Barbara Stanwyck
1963 "Beast in Me" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 4 performances
1963 Gordon Cooper completes 22 orbits in Faith 7, ends US Proj Mercury
1964 90th Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 1:56.8
1964 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1964 Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1965 "Roar of the Greasepaint" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 232 perfs
1965 Balt Oriole Jim Palmer's pitching debut, beats Yankees 7-5 & homers
1965 Bomb destroys USAF base Bien Hoa South Vietnam
1965 Spaghetti-O's 1st sold
1965 Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open
1965 WNJU TV channel 47 in NY-Linden, NY (TEL) begins broadcasting
1966 Beach Boys' "Pets Sounds" is released
1966 National Welfare Rights Organization organizes
1966 Stokely Carmichael named chairman of Student Nonviolent Coordinating
1967 Phila voters approve a $13 million bond issue to build a new stadium
1968 Earthquake kills 47 in Japan
1969 Barbra Streisand appears at a Friars Club Tribute
1969 Students occupies Magden House Amsterdam
1969 US nuclear sub Guitarro sinks off SF
1969 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1969 Venera 5 lands on Venus, returns data on atmosphere
1969 Who's Pete Townsend & Roger Daltrey charged with assault
1970 96th Preakness: Eddie Belmonte aboard Personality wins in 1:56.2
1970 Grover Henson Feels Forgotten by Bill Cosby hits #70
1971 First Class Mail now costs 8 cents (was 6 cents).
1971 First Class Mail now costs 8 cents (was 6 cents).
1971 1st class postage now costs 8 (was 6)
1971 Benjamin Britten's opera "Owen Wingrave," premieres in Aldwych
1971 Bulgaria adopts it's constitution
1972 "Don't Play Us Cheap" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 164 perfs
1972 Greg Luzinski's 500' HR hits Liberty Bell monument in Phila Vet
1972 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Suzuki Golf Internationale
1973 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Dave Soutar
1973 AC Milan wins 13th Europe Cup II in Saloniki
1974 Helmut Schmidt becomes West German chancellor
1974 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1975 India annexes Principality of Sikkim
1975 Japanese Junko Tabei became 1st woman to reach Mt Everest's summit
1975 Muhammad Ali TKOs Ron Lyle in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1975 Wings release "Listen to What the Man Said" in UK
1976 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Phila Flyers in 4 games
1976 Sue Roberts wins LPGA American Defender Golf Classic
1977 5 die as NY Airway helicopter topples on Pan Am bldg in NYC
1977 Muhammad Ali beats Alfredo Evangelist in 15 for heavywgt boxing title
1979 FC Barcelona wins 19th Europe Cup II in Basel
1979 NL approves Astros sales from Ford Motors to John J McMullen for $19M
1980 34th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Phila 76ers, 4 games to 2
1980 Brian May of rock group Queen collapses on stage with hepatitis
1980 Paul McCartney releases "McCartney II" album
1980 Former Buggles members Geoff Downes & Trevor Horn replace Jon Anderson & Rick Wakeman in Yes
1981 "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes hits #1 for next 9 weeks
1981 107th Preakness: Jorge Velasquez aboard Pleasant Colony wins in 1:54.6
1981 Houston Astro Craig Reynolds hits 3 triples beating Cubs 6-1
1981 Pretenders' Martin Chambers weds Tracy Atkinson
1982 "Barnum" closes at St James Theater NYC after 854 performances
1982 "Is There Life after High School?" closes at Barrymore after 12 perfs
1982 Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating in preparation for STS-4
1982 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
1982 Salvador Jorge Blanco wins presidential election in Dominican Rep
1982 Stanley Cup: NY Islanders sweep Vancouver Canucks in 4 games
1983 Lebanese parliament accept peace accord with Israel
1984 Guinea-Bissau adopts constitution
1984 Juventus wins 24th Europe Cup II in Basel
1984 Phillie pitcher Steve Carlton hits a grand slam homer
1984 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1984 Mackay pays $218,718 for 44,166 tickets to keep Twins in Minn Twins sell 51,863 tickets but only 6,346 fans show up for the game
1985 Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year
1985 Pope John Paul II arrives in Belgium
1986 "Top Gun," premieres
1986 Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) comes back from dead on Dallas
1986 Joaqun Balaguers PRSC wins Dominican Rep parliamentary election
1986 South African Pres P W Botha sends Coetsee to visit Mandela
1987 "Mystery of Edwin Drood" closes at Imperial NYC after 608 perfs
1987 113th Preakness: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 1:55.8
1987 Rocker David Crosby weds Jan Dance in LA
1987 Weird Al Yankovic performs live at 72nd National Orange Show
1987 "Bobro 400," a barge carrying 3,200 tons of garbage, set sail from NY, beginning an unsuccesful 8-week search for a dumping site
1988 Surgeon Gen C Everett Koop reports nicotine as addictive as heroin
1988 US Supreme Court rules trash may be searched without a warrant
1989 Soviet president Mikhail S Gorbachev & Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping ended a 30-year rift when they formally met in Beijing
1990 Dominican Republic President Joaqun Ricardo Balaguer re-elected
1990 Juventus wins 19th UEFA Cup in Avellino
1991 Daily Planet fires cub reporter Jimmy Olson (Superman character)
1991 Queen Elizabeth becomes 1st British monarch to address US congress
1992 "Smells Like Nirvana," by Weird Al Yankovic hits #35
1992 118th Preakness: Chris McCarron aboard Pine Bluff wins in 1:55.6
1992 Polls show Perot, Bush & Clinton could be in a deadlock
1992 US space shuttle STS-49 lands (maiden voyage of Endeavour)
1993 "3 Men on a Horse" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 40 performances
1993 "Wilder, Wilder, Wilder" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 30 perfs
1993 Farmer Sugeng finds 1.2 million year old Pithecanthropus IX skull
1993 Judd Nelson pleads no contest to kicking Kim Evans in the head
1993 Laura Davies wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1993 Sleyman Demirel elected president of Turkey
1994 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Orlando FL on WTKS 104.1 FM
1994 Jacqueline Onassis admitted to the hospital for cancer treatment
1994 Joaqun Balaguer (86) elected president of Dominican Republic
1994 Tennis star Jennifer Capriati arrested on possession of marijuana
1995 Japanese police arrest cult leader Shoko Asahara & charged him with Nerve-gas attack on Tokyo's subways two months earlier
1996 Sammy Sosa is 1st Chic Cub to hit 2 HRS in 1 inning
1997 Atlanta Braves beat St Louis Cardinals, 1-0 in 13 innings
1997 Brandi Sherwood, (Idaho) replaces Brook Lee (Miss Univ) as Miss USA
1997 Brook Mehealani Lee, 26, of US crowned 46th Miss Universe
1997 Expos trailing SF Giants by 9 runs comeback to win 14-13
1997 St Louis Cards Gary Gaetti records his 2,000th hits
1998 124th Preakness
1999 125th Preakness

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