Wednesday, May 22, 2019.


1671 Abraham Patras, governor-general of East-Indies (1735-37)
1722 Johannes Schmidlin, composer
1759 Gervais-Fran‡ois Couperin, composer
1780 Jan Emmanuel Dulezalek, composer
1783 Thomas Forbes Walmisley, composer
1804 John William (Turk) Livingston, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1885
1808 G de Nerval, writer
1813 Richard Wagner
1813 Richard Wagner
1813 Richard Wagner
1813 Richard Wagner
1813 Richard Wagner
1813 Richard Wagner, Leipsig Germany, composer (Ring, Flying Dutchman)
1820 Alexander Ernst Fesca, composer
1821 Alfred Sully, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1879
1826 George Parr, cricketer (legendary Notts batsman, 1st Eng touring capt)
1828 Albrecht Grafe, pioneer eye surgeon, founded modern ophthalmolog
1828 Albrecht Gr„fe, pioneer eye surgeon; founded modern ophthalmology
1828 Albrecht Grafe, pioneer eye surgeon, founded modern ophthalmolog
1844 Mary Cassat
1844 Mary Cassat
1844 Mary Cassat
1844 Mary Cassat
1844 Mary Cassat
1844 Mary Cassatt, US, Impressionist painter (Woman Bathing)
1848 H.C.H. Schubert --1911
1848 H.C.H. Schubert --1911
1848 H.C.H. Schubert --1911
1848 H.C.H. Schubert --1911
1848 H.C.H. Schubert --1911
1850 Johann Schrammel, composer
1852 Emile Sauret, composer
1859 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, brought Sherlock Holmes to life (twice)
1859 Arthur Conan Doyle, UK, author brought Sherlock Holmes to life twice
1859 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, brought Sherlock Holmes to life (twice)
1862 August Cuppens, Flemish author/pastor
1865 Enrique Morera, composer
1874 Daniel F Malan, premier of South-Africa (1948-54)
1874 Francesco Paolo Neglia, composer
1879 Eastwood Lane, composer
1879 Hendrik Heyman, Belgian minister of N˜verheid/mayor
1879 Jean Emile Paul Cras, composer
1879 Warwick Armstrong, cricketer (Big Ship Great Aussie skipper 1920-21)
1884 Alceo Toni, composer
1885 Julio Fonseca, composer
1891 J R Becher, writer
1891 Robert Gordon Sproul, educator/college pres (Univ of Calif)
1892 Louis van Tulder, Dutch tenor (From Office Stool to High C)
1895 Jiddu Krishnamurti, India, philosopher (Songs of Life) [OS=May 12]
1897 Robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (Waters of Babylon)
1898 Ren‚ de Vos, Dutch actor/composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven)
1902 Al Simmons, Milwaukee, outfielder (A's)/lifetime batting avg of .334
1904 Anne de Vries, writer (Bartje)
1906 Harry Ritz, US comic (Ritz Brothers-Silent Movie)
1907 Laurence Olivier, actor
1907 Herg‚, [Georges R‚mi], Belgian cartoonist (Kuifje)
1907 Laurence Olivier, England, actor (Rebecca, Hamlet, Jazz Singer)
1907 Laurence Olivier, actor
1910 Johnny Olson, TV announcer (Price is Right)
1911 Anatol Rapoport, Russ/US mathem/biologist (game theory)
1912 Hendrik Koekoek, Dutch MP (Farmers Party)
1913 Andrea C Bensddorp, Dutch/South African actress (Commensaal)
1913 Carlyle Blackwell Jr, CA, actor (Docks of NY)
1914 Vance Packard, Granville Summit Pa, author (Hidden Persuaders)
1916 Gordon Binkerd, composer
1917 Jean-Louis Laffitte Curtis, novelist
1918 David Land, impressario
1919 Paul Vanden Boeynants, premier Belgium (1966-68, 1978-79)
1920 Thomas Gold, astronomer, established the steady-state theory of the universe.
1920 Hugh Armstrong Clegg, industrial relations academic
1920 Thomas Gold, astronomer (proposed steady-state theory of universe)
1920 Thomas Gold, astronomer, established the steady-state theory of the universe.
1922 Judith Crist, NY, movie critic (TV Guide)
1924 Charles Aznavour, Armenia, French singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum)
1924 Claude Andre Francois Ballif, composer
1924 Helen Wedemeyer, Hilo Hawaii, actress (Hawaii Five-O)
1925 Jean Tinguely, Swiss sculptor artist (movement objects)
1927 Eric Petrie, cricketer (NZ wicketkeeper of the late 1950's)
1927 Michael Constantine, Penn, actor (Room 222, Don't Drink the Water)
1928 Roscoe Robinson, US gospel singer
1928 T Boone Pickens, CEO (Shamrock, Mesa Petroleum Co)
1929 Asher Ben-Yohanan, composer
1930 Dieuwke Y W de Graaff-Nauta, Dutch undersecretary of the Interior
1931 Kenny Ball, rocker
1933 John Browning, Denver Colorado, pianist (Leventritt Award-1956)
1934 Peter Nero, NYC, conductor/pianist (A Sunday in NY)
1938 Richard Benjamin
1938 Susan Strasberg
1938 Richard Benjamin
1938 Susan Strasberg
1938 Richard Benjamin
1938 Susan Strasberg
1938 Richard Benjamin
1938 Susan Strasberg
1938 Richard Benjamin
1938 Susan Strasberg
1938 Frank Converse, actor (It's About Time, Dr Cook's Garden, Movin' On)
1938 Richard Benjamin, NYC, director/actor (Goodbye Columbus, He & She)
1938 Susan Strasberg, NYC, actress (In Praise of Older Women, Manitou)
1940 Bernard Shaw, news correspondant (CBS, CNN)
1940 Erapalli Prasanna, cricketer (one of India's big four spinners)
1940 Michael Sarrazin, actor (Seduction, They Shoot Horses Don't They)
1941 Paul Winfield
1941 Paul Winfield
1941 Paul Winfield
1941 Paul Winfield
1941 Paul Winfield
1941 Paul Winfield, LA, actor (Star Trek II, Huckleberry Finn, Mars Attack)
1941 Sebastian Forbes, composer
1942 Barbara Parkins, Vancouver BC, actress (Betty-Peyton Place, Asylum)
1942 Calvin Simon, US rock vocalist (Funkadelic-1 Nation Under a Groove)
1942 Malika A Sabirova, Russian dancer
1942 Pallo Jordan, South African ANC member/heads (Radio Freedom)
1943 Tommy John, pitcher (Yankee/Dodger)
1948 Richard Baker, (Rep-R-Louisiana)
1950 Bernie Taupin, lyricist (writes with Elton John)
1952 Jan Todd, woman power lifter, once lifted 248 kg in a squat
1952 R W Eaks, Colorado Springs CO, Nike golfer (1990 Quicksilver Open)
1953 John Edward Stevens, NYC, bank robber (FBI Most Wanted List)
1954 Jerry Dammers, keyboardist (Specials-Special)
1955 Iva Davies, rock guitarist/vocalist (Icehouse)
1955 Sam Coppersmith, (Rep-D-Arizona)
1956 Douglas Heyes Jr, LA Calif, actor (Captains & Kings, Aspen)
1959 Morrissey
1959 Morrissey
1959 Morrissey
1959 Morrissey
1959 Morrissey
1959 Ed Fry, actor (Larry-As the World Turns, Adam Cory-Another World)
1959 Morrissey, British rock vocalist (Everyday is Like Sunday)
1959 [Patrick] Morrissey, rocker (Depeche Mode-Somebody)
1961 Dana Williams, Dayton Ohio, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
1962 Andrew Donald Magee, Paris France, PGA golfer (1988 Pensacola Open)
1964 David Lidberg, jockey
1966 Donald Royal, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets, Orlando Magic)
1966 Jose Mesa, Azua Dom Rep, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
1968 Alan Levine, Park Ridge IL, pitcher (Chic White Sox)
1968 Brent Geiberger, Santa Barbara CA, Nike golfer (1994 Queen Mary-2nd)
1968 Carmie Vairo, Vancouver BC, softball infielder (Olympics-96)
1968 Mike Harbold, Oakland Calif, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)
1968 Randy Brown, NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)
1969 Tim Wiley, Lexington Mass, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
1969 Vaughn Eshelman, Philadelphia PA, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
1970 Naomi Campbell
1970 Naomi Campbell
1970 Naomi Campbell
1970 Naomi Campbell
1970 Naomi Campbell
1970 Clyde Johnson, cornerback (KC Chiefs)
1970 Eric Wunderlich, US, 200m breaststroke (Olympics-7th-96)
1970 Marcus Dowdell, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Arizona Cardinals)
1970 Naomi Campbell, London England, model/actress (Cool as Ice, Unzipped)
1971 Corey Croom, NFL running back (NE Patriots)
1971 Troy Barnhart, Hanford CA, water polo 2m offense (Olympics-96)
1972 Alison Eastwood, daughter of actor Clint/actress (Tightrope)
1972 Mike Hollis, NFL kicker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1972 Rich Owens, NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins)
1973 Aaron Graham, corner (Arizona Cardinals)
1973 Daniel Tiatto, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1973 Julian Tavarez, Santiago Dom Rep, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
1973 Leslie Ratliffe, WLAF offensive tackle (Rhein Fire)
1974 Greg Jones, linebacker (Washington Redskins)
1975 Cole Hauser, Santa Barbara CA, actor (Randy-High Incident)[or Mar 22]
1975 Jaane Niinimaa, Raahe FIN, NHL defenseman (Finland Oly-br-98, Flyers)
1976 Christian Vande Velde, Chicago Ill, cyclist (Olympics-96)


760 14th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
1176 Murder attempt by "Assassins" on Saladin near Aleppo
1200 Peace of Goulet
1370 Jews are expelled/massacred from Brussels Belgium
1455 Open battle in England's 30-year War of the Roses (St Albans)
1455 Richard of York takes St Albans, kidnapping King Henry VI
1526 Pope Clemens VII, France, Genoa, Venice, Florence & Milan form Anti-French League of Cognac
1570 1st atlas, with 70 maps, published
1594 Earl Mauritius & Willem Louis begins siege of Groningen
1629 Emperor Ferdinand II & Danish King Christian IV sign Peace of Lbeck
1659 France, England & Netherlands sign "Hedges Concerto" treaty
1712 Emperor Karel VI crowned king of Hungary
1746 Russia & Austria signs treaty of cooperation
1761 1st life insurance policy in US, issued in Phila
1762 Sweden & Prussia sign peace treaty
1784 Ceylonese student leader Pieter Quint Ondaatje demands democracy
1803 1st public library opens (Connecticut)
1807 Former VP Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond Va (acquitted)
1807 Townsend Speakman 1st sells fruit-flavored carbonated drinks (Phila)
1819 1st steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic (Savannah leaves Ga)
1836 Felix Mendelssohn's oratorium "St Paul," premieres in Dsseldorf
1843 1st wagon train, 1000+ depart Independence Missouri for Oregon
1849 Abraham Lincoln patents a buoying device
1856 Violence in Senate, SC rep Brooks used a cane on Mass Sen Sumner
1858 Confederaci¢n Granadina (now Colombia) forms
1863 General Grant begins siege on Vicksburg
1863 War Dept establishes Bureau of Colored Troops
1864 Battle of N Anna River, VA (Totopotamy River, Haw's Shop, Hanovertown)
1868 Great Train Robbery-7 men (Reno Brother) make off with $98,000 in cash
1872 Amnesty Act restores civil rights to Southerners (except for 500)
1877 3rd Kentucky Derby: Billy Walker aboard Baden-Baden wins in 2:38
1883 Cub's Billy Sunday's 1st at bat, begins 14 consecutive strikes out
1884 1-armed pitcher Hugh Daily fanned 13 hitters
1885 13th Preakness: Jim McLaughlin aboard Tecumseh wins in 2:49
1888 Leroy Buffington patents a system to build skyscrapers
1891 1st motion picture shown to Natl Federation of Women's Clubs
1892 Dr Washington Sheffield invents toothpaste tube
1893 Montreal Athletic Assn beat Ottawa Generals 2-1, in 1st Cup Game
1900 Associated Press organizes in NYC as non-profit news cooperative
1900 Edwin S Votey patents pneumatic piano player
1902 36th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Mastermam wins in 2:22.6
1905 Royal Academy in Delft Holland becomes Technical High School
1906 10th anniversary Olympic games close at Athens, Greece
1906 31st Preakness: Walter Miller aboard Whimsical wins in 1:45
1906 Wright Brothers patents an aeroplane
1907 Albert Trott takes two hat-tricks in an innings, Mddx v Somerset
1909 1st SF fireboat, David Scannell, launched
1911 Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row
1915 Local train collides with troop train killing 226 (Gretna Scotland)
1916 French troops occupy parts of Fort Douaumont Verdun
1923 Stanley Baldwin succeeds Andrew Bonar Law as British premier
1924 In Chicago, Nathan Leopold & Richard Loeb kidnap Robert Franks
1926 "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1
1926 Chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Guomindang China
1926 Dutch Communist Party expels David Wijnkoop
1927 8.3 earthquake strikes Nan-Shan China, 200,000 killed
1927 Dodgers beat Phillies, 20-4
1928 US Congress accept Jones-White Merchant Naval Act
1930 Ruth hits 3 consecutive HR (8th-10th of 60 in 1930)
1930 Yankee "Bronx Bombers" hit 14 HRs in a game
1931 Canned rattlesnake meat 1st goes on sale in Florida
1933 Loch Ness Monster is 1st reportedly sighted by John Mackay
1933 World Trade Day/National Maritime Day 1st celebrated
1938 Dodgers announce contracts to install lights at Ebbets Field
1939 Hitler & Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel"
1940 Dutch Premier De Geer begins working with nazis
1940 Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris
1941 British troops attack Baghdad
1942 Mexico declares war on nazi-Germany & Japan
1943 1st jet fighter is tested
1943 RAF scatters 1st copies of "The Flying Hollander"
1943 Stalin disbands Komintern
1945 6th Marine division reaches suburbs of Naha Okinawa
1945 NSB-Fhrer Rost van Tonningen attempts & fails at suicide
1946 Yankees turn triple-play & defeat Tigers' 5-3
1947 "Truman Doctrine" goes into effect, aiding Turkey & Greece
1947 1st US ballistic missile fired
1950 Celal Bayar elected president of Turkey
1950 Dutch poet Gerrit Achterberg wins PC Hooft prize
1950 Richard Strauss' "4 Last Songs" (4 letzte Lieder) in London
1953 President Eisenhower signs Offshore Oil Bill
1953 Yankee Irv Noren hits into a triple-play, Yanks beat Wash 12-4
1954 80th Preakness: Johnny Adams aboard Hasty Road wins in 1:57.4
1954 KREX TV channel 5 in Grand Junction, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 Robert Zimmerman aka Bob Dylan is Bar Mitzvahed
1955 Oldest man to drive in the Grand Prix (aged 55) finishes 6th
1956 "Bob Hope Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1956 KRIS TV channel 6 in Corpus Christi, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 KBTX TV channel 3 in Bryan, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
1957 Red Sox set AL record by smashing 4 HRs in 6th inning in 11-0 win
1957 South Africa govt approves race separation in universities
1959 Benjamin O Davis Jr becomes 1st black gen-major in USAF
1960 Virtually all coastal towns between 37th & 44th parallels severly damaged by tsunami that strikes Hilo, Hawaii at 01:04 AM
1961 "Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe hits #1
1961 "Touchables In Brooklyn" by Dickie Goodman hits #42
1961 1st revolving restaurant (Top Of The Needle in Seattle), opens
1962 14th Emmy Awards: Bob Newhart Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth
1962 Neth telephone net becomes completely automated
1962 Robert A Rushworth, USAF major, takes X-15 to 30,600m
1962 Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inn game
1963 A C Milan wins 8th Europe Cup 1 at London
1963 Greek parliament leader Lambrakis injured
1963 Mickey Mantle hits a ball off Yankee Stadium's facade
1964 LBJ presents "Great Society"
1965 "Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious" hits #66
1965 Beatles' "Ticket to Ride," single goes #1
1965 Mad Dog Vachon beats Igor Vodic in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1966 18th Emmy Awards: Fugitive, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore
1966 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
1967 "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," debuts on NET (now PBS)
1967 Egyptian president Nassar closes Straits of Tiran to Israel
1967 Fire at L'Innovation dept store kills 322 (Brussels, Belgium)
1968 Pitts Pirate Willie Stargell hits 3 HRs, a double & a single
1969 Stafford & Cernan pilot Apollo 10 LEM 9.4 mi(15km) above lunar surface
1970 Arab terrorists kill 9 children & 3 adults on a school bus
1970 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1970 Mel Stottlemyre sets record by walking 11, but wins 2-0
1972 Ceylon becomes Republic of Sri Lanka as its constitution is ratified
1972 Ton Sijbrands becomes world checker champion
1972 US president Nixon begins visit Moscow
1973 Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation
1973 President Nixon confesses his role in Watergate cover-up
1974 Ruffian begins her racing career as a filly & dies 14 months later
1974 Soccer team Veendam forms
1974 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1975 8th ABA Championship: Kentucky Colonels beat Ind Pacers, 4 games to 1
1976 NASA launches space vehicle S-179
1976 St Louis Cardinal Reggie Smith hits 3 HR
1977 Final European scheduled run of Orient Express (94 years)
1977 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic
1977 Red Sox (6) & Brewers (5) tie single game HR record of 11
1979 Canadians elect conservatives, Joseph Clark replaces Pierre Trudeau
1979 Commencement of 1st ICC Trophy (PNG v E Afr & Singapore v Arg)
1980 Marlo Thomas & Phil Donahue marry
1981 Soyuz 40 returns to Earth
1983 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Tournament
1983 Toronto Blue Jay Cliff Johnson hits record 18th pinch hit HR
1985 Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as NL run scoring leader
1985 Real Madrid wins 14th UEFA Cup at Madrid
1985 US sailor Michael L Walker arrested for spying for USSR
1986 Cher called David Letterman an asshole on Late Night on NBC
1987 30 killed in a Texas tornado
1988 34th LPGA Championship won by Sherri Turner
1988 K roly Gr¢sz succeeds party leader J nos K d r in Hungary
1990 Windows 3.0 released, supporting 80386 processor.
1990 Windows 3.0 released, supporting 80386 processor.
1990 Windows 3.0 released, supporting 80386 processor.
1990 Windows 3.0 released, supporting 80386 processor.
1990 Windows 3.0 released, supporting 80386 processor.
1990 Andre Dawson sets record being intentionally walked 5 times
1990 Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,852.23
1990 Final episode of "Newhart" airs
1990 Microsoft releases Windows 3.0
1990 North & South Yemen merge to form Republic of Yemen
1991 Inter Milan wins 20th UEFA Cup at Rome
1991 NFL Owners agree to add 2 teams in 1994
1991 Roh Jai Bong resigns as premier of South Korea
1992 Calif Angels, are involved in a bus crash, in NJ
1992 India launches its Agni rocket
1992 Johnny Carson's final appearance as host of Tonight Show
1993 Riddick Bowe TKOs Jesse Ferguson in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1994 Elaine Crosby wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1994 Toronto NBA franchise unveils name "Raptors" & logo
1995 Laverne & Shirley 20th anniversary reunionn special, televised
1996 "Tartuffe: Born Again," opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 perfs
1996 Emmy 23rd Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 16th time
2002 Sun Microsystems releases Solaris 9.
2002 Sun Microsystems releases Solaris 9.
2002 Sun Microsystems releases Solaris 9.
2002 Sun Microsystems releases Solaris 9.
2002 Sun Microsystems releases Solaris 9.

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