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Monday, May 20, 2019.



Birthdays


1364 Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican
1470 Pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian
1537 Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)
1547 Melchior Bischoff, composer
1554 Paulo Bellasio, composer
1593 Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist
1743 [Fran‡ois D] Toussaint L'Ouverture, (… Breda), leader (Haiti)
1750 Stephen Girard, bailed out US bonds during the War of 1812
1750 Stephen Girard, bailed out US bonds during War of 1812
1750 Stephen Girard, bailed out US bonds during the War of 1812
1754 Hans Gram, composer
1759 William Thornton, architect (Capitol building, Wash DC)
1764 J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/lithographer
1768 Dolley Dandridge Payne Madison, 1st lady (1809-17)
1772 William Congreve, English officer (design fire rocket)
1799 Honore de Balzac, novelist
1799 Honor‚ de Balzac, France, novelist (Pere Goriot, Human Comedy)
1799 Honore de Balzac, novelist
1806 John Stuart Mill, UK, philosopher/political economist/Utilitarian
1812 Gustav Adolf Mankell, composer
1815 Barth‚l‚my Menn, Swiss graphic artist/painter
1818 William George Fargo, helped to found Wells, Fargo & Co.
1818 William George Fargo, founder (Wells Fargo)
1818 William George Fargo, helped to found Wells, Fargo & Co.
1822 Emile Erckmann, [E-Chatrian], French writer (Waterloo)
1822 Fr‚d‚ric Passy, French economist/pacifist (Nobel 1901)
1825 Antoinette Brown Blackwell, clergy (1st ordained US female minister)
1828 James William Reilly, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1905
1830 Amalia MdGA, princess of Saxon-Weimar-Eisenach/wife of prince Henry
1830 Hector H Malot, French writer (Without Family)
1841 Sara Louisa Oberholtz, social reformer, anti-smoking advocate
1844 Henri Julien Felix Rousseau, French ambassador/painter (Dream)
1850 Eaton Faning, composer
1851 Emile Berliner, Germany, inventor (flat phonograph record)
1851 Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, US, nun/daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne
1856 Henri E Cross [Delacroix], French painter
1861 H.S. White --1943
1861 H.S. White --1943
1861 H.S. White --1943
1861 H.S. White --1943
1861 H.S. White --1943
1872 Albert Steinrck, German actor (Golem)
1874 Folkert E Posthuma, Dutch minister of Agriculture/Industry
1876 John Owen Jones, composer
1881 Wladyslaw Sikorski, premier Poland (WW II general)
1882 Sigrid Undset, Norway, novelist (Kristin Lavransdatter, Nobel 1928)
1883 Paul Arntzenius, painter/graphic artist/etcher
1889 Felix Arndt, composer
1889 Margery Allingham, detective story writer
1889 William Lawther, union leader
1890 Beniamino Gigli, Italy, tenor (Enzo-La Gioconde)
1894 Adela Rogers St John, journalist/author (Foreign Correspondent)
1895 Reginald J "R" Mitchell, English aviation manufacturer (Spitfire)
1899 Estelle Taylor, Delaware, actress (8 Commandments)
1899 John M Harlan, Chicago, 91st Supreme Court justice (1955-71)
1901 Max Euwe, Netherlands, world chess champion (1935-37)
1901 Otto Waldis, Austria, actor (Port of Hell, Unknown World)
1902 Hans Sahl, writer
1903 Jerzy Fitelberg, composer
1904 Russell Hardie, Buffalo NY, actor (Sequoia, In Old Kentucky)
1905 Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Sailing)
1905 Harry Campion, statistician/founder (Brit Central Statistical Office)
1908 James Stewart, actor, home-town boy (It's a Wonderful Life)
1908 Jimmy Stewart, PA, actor (Mr Smith Goes to Wash, Wonderful Life)
1908 James Stewart, actor, home-town boy (It's a Wonderful Life)
1909 Edward Moss Hutchinson, educationalist
1909 John Arkell, director of administration (BBC)
1911 Annie M G Schmidt, writer (Fam Doorsnee, Jip & Janneke)
1911 Gardner F[rancis] Fox, US, sci-fi author (Kothar-Barbarian Swordsman)
1912 Joseph Proce, 3rd victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
1913 William Hewlett, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard Co.
1913 Henry Cadbury Brown, architect
1913 Ion Dumitrescu, composer
1913 William Hewlett, cofounder (Hewlett-Packard Co)
1913 William Hewlett, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard Co.
1915 Moshe Dayan, Israeli general & politician
1915 Moshe Dayan, Israeli general/minister of Defense
1915 Peter Copley, actor (Victim, King & Country)
1915 Moshe Dayan, Israeli general & politician
1916 Cornelie Coposu, politician
1916 John McIntyre, theologian
1916 Owen Chadwick, chancellor (U of East Anglia)
1917 Enyss Djemil, composer
1917 Richard Charles Cobb, historian
1919 George Gobel
1919 George Gobel
1919 George Gobel
1919 George Gobel
1919 George Gobel
1919 George Gobel, Chicago Ill, comedian/TV personality (I Love My Wife)
1920 Betty Driver, actress (Penny Paradise)
1920 John Cruickshank, banker
1920 William Simpson, British trade union leader
1921 John Harrison, British vice admiral/surgeon
1921 John Marchi, (Rep-R-NY)
1921 W Borchert, writer
1922 Clifford Butler, vice chancellor (Loughborough Univ of Technology)
1923 Edith Fellows, Boston, actress (Pennies From Heaven, City Streets)
1923 Hugh Beach, British General
1923 Samuel Selvon, author
1924 Betty Driver, actress (Coronation St, Pardon the Expression)
1924 Peter Shore, MP (Labour)
1925 D French Slaughter Jr, (Rep-R-VA, 1985- )
1926 David Hedison, Providence RI, actor (Colbys, Voyage to Bottom of Sea)
1926 John Lucarotti, scriptwriter
1926 Vic Ames, rocker (Ames Brothers)
1927 David Frederick Barlow, composer
1927 [Harold] Bud Grant, Wisc, CFL/NFL player/coach (Winnipeg, Minnesota)
1927 Walter Aschaffenburg, composer
1928 David Berriman, CEO (Rose Thomson Young group of Lloyds Trustees)
1928 David Hedison, actor (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
1929 Andr‚ Carolus Cirino, Suriname/Indian poet
1930 James McEachin, Pennert NC, actor (Harry-Tenafly)
1930 Robert Bunyard, Commandant (British Police Staff College)
1931 Chiharu Igaya, Japan, slalom (Olympic-silver-1956)
1933 Constance Towers, actress (Capitol, Shock Corrider, Naked Kiss)
1933 Danny Aiello, NYC, actor (Moonstruck, Do the Right Thing)
1936 Anthony Zerbe, Cal, actor (Harry-O, Centennial, They Call Me Mr Tibbs)
1937 Dave Hill, Jackson MI, PGA golfer (1967 Memphis)
1937 Earl of Iveagh, pres (Guiness Pics)
1937 Lord "Benjie" Iveagh, British brewer (Guinness)/large landowner
1937 Teddy Randazzo, song writer (I'm on the Outside Looking In)
1938 Alan Smithers, British professor
1938 Christina Bass-Kaiser, 3K Dutch speed skater (Olympic-gold-1972)
1939 Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norway, PM/feminist/conservatist
1940 Stan Mikita
1940 Stan Mikita
1940 Stan Mikita
1940 Stan Mikita
1940 Stan Mikita
1940 Sadaharu Oh, of Yomiuri Giants (Japan), hit 868 career HR
1940 Shorty Long, soul singer/pianist (Here Comes the Judge)
1940 Stan Mikita, NHL center (led NHL in scoring 4 times)
1941 Goh Chok Sole, premier of Singapore (1990- )
1941 Maria Liberia-Peters, premier of Dutch Antilles (198?-93)
1942 Lynn Davies, long jumper
1942 Paula, [Jill Jackson], Tx, singer (Hey Paula)
1942 Simon Keswick, British financier/merchant (Hong Kong)
1943 Deryck Murray, cricket wicket-keeper (West Indian 1963-80)
1943 Ian Vallance, CEO (British Telecom)
1943 Tison Street, composer
1944 Joe Cocker
1944 Joe Cocker
1944 Joe Cocker
1944 Joe Cocker
1944 Joe Cocker
1944 Boudouin de Groot, Dutch singer (Good night mister president)
1944 Cipa Dichter, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, pianist/wife of Misha Dichter
1944 David M Walker, Columbus Ga, Capt USN/astron (STS 51-A 30, 53, 69)
1944 Joe Cocker, Sheffield Eng, rock vocalist (Little Help From My Friends)
1944 Keith Fletcher, cricket captain (Essex & England)
1945 Harold E Ford, (Rep-D-TN, 1975- )
1945 Lord Hollick, CEO (MAI)
1945 Nikolai Nikolayevich Fefelov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
1945 Wally Herger, (Rep-R-California)
1946 Cher
1946 Cher
1946 Cher
1946 Cher
1946 Cher
1946 Bakhaavaa Buidaa, Mongolia, wrestler (Oly-silver-1972) disqualified
1946 Cher Bono, Cal, rocker/actress (I Got You Babe, Jack Lalane, Mask)
1946 Craig Patrick, NHL coach
1947 Iain Vallance, CEO (British Telecom)
1948 Dave Thomas, St Catherines Ontario, comedian (SCTV, Grace Under Fire)
1948 John Amiel, director (Queen of Hearts, Tune in Tomorrow)
1948 John R McKernan Jr, (Rep-R-ME, 1983-86/Gov-Maine)
1948 Samuel Gejdenson, (Rep-D-Connecticut, 1981- )
1949 Nick Joe Rahall II, (Rep-D-WV, 1977- )
1951 Michael D Crapo, (Rep-R-Idaho)
1951 Thomas D Akers, St Louis, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 41, 49, 61, 79)
1951 William Cullen Bryant, actor (Hell Squad)
1952 Warren Cann, Victoria Canada, rock drummer (Ultravox)
1954 Galina Vasilyevna Amelkina, Russia, doctor/cosmonaut
1954 James Henderson, country singer (Black Oak Arkansas)
1955 Nigel Griffiths, MP (Labour)
1955 Steve George, rock keyboardist (Mr Mister)
1956 Andrew Hilditch, cricketer (Australian opening bat 1979-85)
1956 Tomas Smid, Czech, tennis star
1958 Jane Wiedlin, Wisc, singer/guitarist (GoGos, Fur, Rush Hour)
1958 Mike Engleman, Sonoma Calif, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1958 Ronald Prescot Reagan Jr, LA, Pres son/TV host (Ron Reagon Show)
1959 Bronson Pinchot
1959 Bronson Pinchot
1959 Bronson Pinchot
1959 Bronson Pinchot
1959 Bronson Pinchot
1959 Bronson Pinchot, NYC, actor (Perfect Strangers, Beverly Hills Cop)
1959 Peter Greene, Bkln NY, producer (After Midnight)
1960 John Cowsill, rock vocalist (Cowsills-Hair)
1960 Susan Cowsill, Newport RI, rock vocalist (Cowsills-We Can Fly)
1960 Tony Goldwyn, LA Calif, actor (Ghost, Kuffs, Traces of Red)
1961 Clive Allen, WLAF kicker (London Monarchs)
1961 Kit Clarke, rocker (Danny Wilson-Mary's Prayer)
1961 Nick Heyward, guitar/vocals (Haircut 100-Favourite Shirts)
1961 Sally Quinlan, LPGA golfer
1961 Vaughn Jefferis, Matangi NZ, equestrian 3 day event (Olymp-bronze-96)
1962 Lydia Cheng, NYC, Ms Big Apple bodybuilder (1982) (Pumping Iron 2)
1962 Sylvie Rauch, Munich German FR, nude model/actress
1963 Brian Nash, Glendale Calif, actor (Joel-Please Don't Eat Daisies)
1963 David Wells, Torrance CA, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees)
1963 Dipak Chudasama, cricketer (Kenya opening batsman 1996 World Cup)
1964 Earl Charles Spencer, Sandringham England, brother of Princess Diana
1964 Jeff Schwarz, US baseball pitcher (Calif Angels, Chicago White Sox)
1964 Joseph Sinnott Edwards, Chicago, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1964 Paul W Richards, Scranton PA, astronaut
1964 Todd Peat, WLAF guard (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1965 Bruno Marie-Rose, French runner (world record 200 m indoor)
1965 Fia Porter, Mexia Tx, actress (Audrey Ames-One Life to Live)
1965 Joe Cioe, Cranston RI, Canadian Tour golfer (NH Open-1992, 93)
1965 Todd Stottlemyre, Yakima WA, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals, Blue Jays)
1966 Lawyer Tillman, NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
1966 Liselotte Neumann, Finspang Sweden, LPGA golfer (1988 US Women's Open)
1966 Mindy Cohn, LA, actress (Facts of Life)
1966 Paolo Seganti, actor (Damian-As the World Turns)
1967 Beate Reinstadler, Stuttgart Ger, tennis star (1989 Futures Israel)
1968 Damon Mays, NFL wide receiver (Pitts Steelers)
1968 Phil Hansen, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
1969 Alberto Mancini, Argentina, tennis star
1969 Suzanne Lawrence, Humble Texas, Miss Texas-America (1991) (4th)
1970 Jason York, Nepean, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1970 Missy Cress, Burbank CA, female catcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
1970 Niklas Andersson, Kungalv SWE, NHL forward (Team Sweden, NY Islanders)
1970 Terrell Brandon, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks)
1971 Jonas Berqvist, Angelhorn SWE, hockey forward (Team Sweden, Oly-98)
1971 Niklas Andersson, Kungalv Swe, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
1971 Sandy Schreur, Dutch soccer player (NEC)
1972 Michael Cox, Hannibal Missouri, 1.5k runner
1974 Brandon Jessie, tight end (NY Giants)
1977 Angela Goethals, actress (VI Warshawski, Heartbreak Hotel)
1979 Tamika Thomas, Miss Michigan Teen USA (1996)

Events


325 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nic‘a, Asia Minor
526 Earthquake kills 250,000 in Antioch, Syria
1293 Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed
1303 Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to British in Hundred Years War
1310 Shoes were made for both right & left feet
1347 Rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal
1495 French King Charles VIII leaves Naples
1498 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India
1501 Joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands
1521 Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball
1524 Duke of Albany leaves Scotland
1570 Egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum"
1571 Venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League
1591 Spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius
1631 German army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg
1639 Dorchester Mass, forms 1st school funded by local taxes
1690 England passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II
1704 Elias Neau forms school for slaves in NY
1734 1st Jockey Club forms in SC
1774 Britain gives Qu‚bec, Labrador & territory north of Ohio
1775 Citizens of Mecklenburg County, NC declare independence of Britain
1784 England & Netherlands signs peace treaty (Peace of Paris)
1825 Charles X becomes King of France
1830 1st railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American)
1830 D Hyde patents fountain pen
1845 1st legislative assembly convenes in Hawaii
1861 Cornerstone of University of Washington laid in Seattle
1861 Kentucky proclaims its neutrality in Civil War
1861 North Carolina becomes 11th & last state to secede from Union
1861 US marshals appropriate previous year's telegraph dispatches, to reveal prosecessionist evidence
1862 Homestead Act provides cheap land for settlement of West
1864 Battle at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia, 1,400 killed or injured
1864 Spotsylvania-campaign ends after 10,920 killed/injured person
1867 Brit parliament rejects John Stuart Mills law on women suffrage
1867 Royal Albert Hall foundation laid by Queen Victoria
1868 Republican National Convention, meets in Chicago, nominates Grant
1870 Second Chamber abolishes capital punishment
1874 Levi Strauss markets blue jeans with copper rivets, price $13.50 doz
1875 Intl Bureau of Weights & Measures forms by treaty
1879 5th Kentucky Derby: Charlie Shauer aboard Lord Murphy wins in 2:37
1882 Germany/Austria-Hungary/France sign Triple Alliance
1882 Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts" (Gengangere) premieres in Chicago
1882 St Gotthard-railroad tunnel between Switzerland & Italy opens
1892 George Sampson patents clothes dryer
1892 Triple Alliance between Germany, Italy & Austria forms
1895 1st commercial movie performance (153 Broadway, NYC)
1900 2nd modern Olympic games opens in Paris (lasted 5 months)
1902 Cuba gains independence from Spain
1902 US military occupation of Cuba (since Jan 1, 1899) ends
1910 Funeral for Britain's King Edward VII
1911 Edwin Boaler Alletson hits 189 in 90 mins Notts v Sussex
1913 38th Preakness: James Butwell aboard Buskin wins in 1:53.4
1915 Bataafsche Petroleum Me begins oil extraction of Maracaibo
1916 Codell, Kansas hit by tornado (also on same date in 1917 & 1918)
1916 Saturday Evening Post cover features Norman Rockwell painting
1917 Turkish govt authorizes Jews to return to Tel Aviv & Jaffa
1918 1st electrically propelled warship (New M‚xico)
1919 Volcano Keluit on Java, erupts killing 550
1920 Policemen raid the Cubs' bleachers & arrest 24 fans for gambling
1922 "Egypt" sinks off Ushant after colliding with "Seine," killing 90
1922 Babe Ruth & Bob Meusel, suspended on October 16, 1921, by Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis, return to the NY lineup & go hitless
1923 Stanley Baldwin, becomes PM of UK
1926 Belgian govt of Jaspar takes power
1926 Congress passes Air Commerce Act, licensing of pilots & planes
1926 Railway Labor Act became law
1926 Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talkies
1927 At 7:40am, Lindbergh takes off from New York to cross Atlantic
1927 At 7:40am, Lindbergh takes off from New York to cross Atlantic
1927 At 7:40 AM, Lindbergh takes off from NY to cross Atlantic for Paris
1927 Saudi Arabia becomes independent of Great Britain (Treaty of Jedda)
1930 1st airplane catapulted from a dirigible, Charles Nicholson, pilot
1930 University of California dedicates $1,500 to research on prevention & cure of athlete's foot
1932 Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland 1st woman fly solo across Atlantic
1932 Engelbert Dollfuss becomes chancellor of Austria
1939 "3 Little Fishies," by Kay Kyser hits #1
1939 Pan Am begins transatlantic passenger & air mail service
1939 1st regular transatlantic airmail (NY to Marsseille France)
1940 Gen Guderians tanks reach The Channel (British expeditionary army)
1940 Igor Sikorsky unveils his helicopter invention
1940 Soccer team HZVV forms in Hoogeveen
1940 Trailing 7-1 in 9th to Pitts, Phils win 8-7
1941 Archer's "Christian Calendar & Gregorian Reform" published
1941 Former Dutch PM Colijn says Neth Indies not ready for independence
1941 Germany invades Crete
1941 White Sox Taft Wright sets AL record of RBIs in 13 consecutive games
1942 US Navy 1st permitted black recruits to serve
1943 French, British & US victory parade in Tunis Tunisia
1944 US Communist Party dissolves
1945 Keith Miller scores 105 in the 1st Victory Test Cricket at Lord's
1946 Cubs Claude Passeau makes his 1st error since September 21, 1941, ending pitcher's fielding record of 273 consecutive errorless chances
1948 1st use of Israeli Air Force & 1st war victory, defeating Syrian army
1948 Cleve Indians tie AL record of 18 walks (beat Red Sox 13-4)
1950 76th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hill Prince wins in 1:59.2
1954 Chiang Kai-shek becomes president of Nationalist China
1955 Argentine parliament accepts separation of church & state
1956 Atomic fusion (thermonuclear) bomb dropped from plane-Bikini Atoll
1956 Jordan government of Samir resigns
1958 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1959 Ford wins battle with Chrysler to call its new car "Falcon"
1959 Japanese-Americans regain their citizenship
1959 Shah of Persia visits Netherlands
1959 Yanks sink to last place, 1st time since May 25, 1940
1960 Baseball game in Milwaukee postponed due to dense fog
1961 87th Preakness: Johnny Sellers aboard Carry Back wins in 1:57.6
1961 Henzes opera "Elegy for Young Lovers," premieres in Schwetzingen
1961 Mauritania adopts constitution
1961 White mob attacks "Freedom Riders" in Montgomery, Alabama
1962 Patty Berg wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open
1963 Sukarno appointed president of Indonesia
1964 Buster Mathis defeats Joe Fraizer to qualify for US Olympic team
1965 Pakistani Boeing 720-B crashes at Cairo Egypt, killing 121
1965 Yorkshire all out for 23 v Hampshire at Middlesbrough
1967 10,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam
1967 93rd Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 1:55.2
1967 BBC bans Beatle's "A Day in the Life" (drug references)
1969 US troop capture Hill 937/Hamburger Hill Vietnam
1970 100,000 march in NY supporting US policies in Vietnam
1970 2 die in a NYC subway accident
1970 Beatles' "Let it Be" movie premieres in UK
1971 Pentagon reports blacks constitute 11% of US soldiers in SE Asia
1972 "Different Times" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 24 performances
1972 "Hard Job Being God" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 6 performances
1972 5th ABA Championship: Indiana Pacers beat NY Nets, 4 games to 2
1972 98th Preakness: Eldon Nelson aboard Bee Bee Bee wins in 1:55.6
1972 Cameroon adopts its constitution
1972 Republic of Cameroon declared as constitution is ratified
1973 "2 Gentlemen of Verona" closes at St James Theater NYC after 613 perfs
1973 25th Emmy Awards: Waltons, All in the Family & Mary Tyler Moore
1973 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
1974 Soyuz 14 returns to Earth
1976 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
1978 104th Preakness: Steve Cauthen aboard Affirmed wins in 1:54.4
1978 3 PFLP members kill a cop near El Al airlines in Orly Airport, Paris
1978 US launches Pioneer Venus 1; produces 1st global radar map of Venus
1979 "I Love My Wife" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 864 perfs
1979 1st western pop star to tour USSR-Elton John
1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic
1980 710 families in Love Canal area (Niagara Falls NY) are evacuated
1980 Drummer Peter Criss quits Kiss
1980 Fire in nursing home in Kingston Jamaica, kills 157
1980 In a referendum, 59.5% of Qu‚bec voters reject separatism
1981 Ipswich Town wins 10th UEFA Cup at Amsterdam
1983 Larry Holmes beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1983 Michael Dokes & Mike Weaver fight to a draw in 15 for hw boxing title
1983 Phillies Steve Carlton passes W Johnson with 2nd most strike outs
1984 "On Your Toes" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 505 performances
1984 Barb Bunkowsky wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Classic
1984 Boston's Roger Clemens beats Twins, 5-4, for his 1st victory
1985 1150 Lebanese/Palestinian prisoners exchanged for 3 Israelis
1985 Dow Jones industrial avg closes above 1300 for 1st time
1985 FBI arrests John A Walker Jr, convicted of spying for USSR
1985 Indians-Brewers game at Cleve Stadium is 1st rain-out of 1985, ends record string of 458 ML games since Opening Day without a rain-out
1985 Israel exchanges 1,100+ Arab prisoners for 3 Israeli soldiers
1985 Larry Holmes beats Carl Williams in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1985 US began broadcasts to Cuba on Radio Marti
1986 Christy Fichtner, 23, (Texas), crowned 35th Miss USA
1986 Flintstones 25th Anniversary Celebration airs on CBS-tv
1987 G”tenborg wins 16th UEFA Cup at Dundee
1987 Wrestler Jerry Lawler sues WWF & Harley Race for trademark name "king"
1988 Howard Stern fans disrupt WMMR's & John DeBella's "Louie Louie" parade
1988 Mike Schmidt hits his 535th HR, moving into 8th place
1989 115th Preakness: Pat Valenzuela aboard Sunday Silence wins in 1:53.8
1989 China declares martial law in Beijing
1989 Toonces The Cat takes the wheel on Saturday Night Live
1989 Walter McConnel, 57, is oldest to reach 27,000' Mt Everest top
1990 "Truly Blessed" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 33 performances
1990 Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Planters Pat Bradley Golf International
1990 Hubble Space Telescope sends 1st photograph's from space
1991 Chic Bull Michael Jordan, named NBA's MVP
1991 Jeff Reardon gains his 300th career save
1991 Soviet parliament approves law allowing citizens to travel abroad
1992 FC Barcelona wins 373 Europe Cup 1 at London
1992 India launches its 1st satellite independently
1992 Rap singer raps 597 syllables in under 60 seconds
1992 VP Quayle attacks Murphy Brown for being a single mother
1993 10m meteor comes within 150,000 km of Earth (1993KA)
1993 274th & final "Cheers" on NBC
1993 Ukraine Premier Leonid Koetsjma resigns
1994 Bobcat Goldthwait charged with misdemeanors for fire on Tonight Show
1994 Miss India (Sushmita Sen) selected Miss Universe
1994 Sony Theaters & Cineplex (NYC) hike movie ticket prices to $8.00
1995 121st Preakness: Pat Day aboard Timber Coutry wins in 1:54.4
1995 CBS News fires co-anchor Connie Chung
1995 Twins Marty Cordova ties rookie record of HRs in 5 consecutive games
1997 Cosmos Zenit-2 Launch (Russia), Failed
1997 Thor-2A Delta 2 Launch (Norway/USA), Successful
1997 White Sox Frank Thomas reaches base safely for 15th straight time

That's All....

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