Sunday, May 26, 2019.


1478 Clement VII, [Giulio de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1523-34)
1566 Mohammed III, sultan of Turkey (1595-1603)
1591 Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, composer
1667 Abraham De Moivre, French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem)
1689 Mary Wortley Montagu, English essayist, feminist, eccentric
1700 Nikolaus L earl von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, German evangelist
1759 Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, writer/mother of Mary Shelley
1771 Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German saloon owner/author
1773 Hans Georg Nageli, composer
1782 Joseph Drechsler, composer
1788 ? Clark, England, baby of Mary Clark born without a brain
1799 Alexander S Pushkin, Russia, writer (Eugene Onegin)
1799 August Kopisch, German writer (Die Heinzelm„nnchen von K”ln)
1806 Henry Knox Thatcher, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1880
1822 E de Goncourt, writer
1825 Felipe Gutierrez y Espinoza, composer
1835 Edward Porter Alexander, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1846 Arthur Coquard, composer
1850 Christine [Elizabeth C] Poolman, Dutch actress (Stupid force)
1853 Monroe A Althouse, composer
1856 George Templeton Strong, composer
1859 Alfred Edward Housman, Bromsgrove England, poet (A Buried Life)
1865 Akseli V Gallen-Kallela, Fins painter/graphic artist/illustrator
1866 John Eigenhuis, writer (Tough Workers)
1867 Mary, queen of Great Britain/North Ireland
1871 Camille Huysmans, Belgian premier (1946-47)
1873 Cornelis G N de Vooys, translator/founder (New Taalgids)
1874 Henry Farman, French aviation pioneer (double decker)
1876 Jack Root, boxing's 1st light heavyweight champion
1877 Isadora Duncan, dancer
1877 Isadora Duncan, SF, free form/interpretative dancer
1877 Jean Schlumberger, French writer (La Mort de Sparte)
1877 Sadao Araki, Japanese general/minister of War (1931-34)
1877 Isadora Duncan, dancer
1884 Charles Winninger, Athens Wisc, actor (Charlie Farrell Show)
1886 Al Jolson, jazz singer
1886 Al Jolson, [Asa Yoelson], jazz singer/silent actor (Mamie, Swanee)
1886 Al Jolson, jazz singer
1890 Kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudes/portraits)
1893 Eugene Goossens, London England, conductor/composer (Perseus)
1893 Norma Talmadge, NY, actress (Sign on Door, Camille)
1895 Dorothea Lange, US documentary photographer
1895 Paul Lukas, Budapest Hungary, actor (Watch on the Rhine, Sphynx)
1898 Ernst Bacon, composer
1898 Gerard Bertouille, composer
1899 Otto E Neugebauer, Austrian/US math historian
1899 Pieter Menten, Dutch war criminal
1903 Estes Kefauver, (Sen-D-Tn)
1905 Hans Holewa, composer
1907 John Wayne, shootist
1907 Carleton Young, NY, actor (Reefer Madness, Pride of the Bowery)
1907 John Wayne, Winterset IA, actor (Green Berets, True Grit)
1907 John Wayne, shootist
1908 Robert Morley
1908 Robert Morley
1908 Robert Morley
1908 Robert Morley
1908 Robert Morley
1908 Malando, [Arie Maasland], composer/orchestra leader (Ol‚ Guapa)
1908 Robert Morley, England, actor (High Road to China, African Queen)
1909 Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United)
1909 Richard Maibaum, NYC, screenwriter (Goldfinger)
1910 Adolfo Lopez Mateos, president of Mexico
1910 Laurance S Rockefeller, NYC, CEO (Chase Manhattan Bank)
1911 Ben Alexander, NV, actor (Dragnet, Outer Gate, Mr Doodles Kicks Off)
1912 J nos K d r, premier Hungary (1956-58)
1913 Peter Cushing
1913 Peter Cushing
1913 Peter Cushing
1913 Peter Cushing
1913 Peter Cushing
1913 Fred Bertrand, Belgian politician
1913 Peter Cushing, England, actor (Dracula, Star Wars, Dr Who)
1913 Robert Shaw, town planner
1914 Archie Duncan, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Sherlock Holmes)
1919 Jay Silverheels
1919 Jay Silverheels
1919 Jay Silverheels
1919 Jay Silverheels
1919 Jay Silverheels
1919 Jay Silverheels, actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger)
1919 Peter Malcolm Gordon Raleigh, journalist
1920 Peggy Lee
1920 Peggy Lee
1920 Peggy Lee
1920 Peggy Lee
1920 Peggy Lee
1920 Jack Cheetham, cricketer (South African batsman, Test capt early 50's)
1920 Peggy Lee, [Norma Egstrom], Jamestown ND, singer (Thats All There Is?)
1921 Frank Mooney, cricketer (dependable wicket-keeper for NZ in 13 Tests)
1923 James Arness
1923 James Arness
1923 James Arness
1923 James Arness
1923 James Arness
1923 Horst Tapper, German director/actor (Derrick)
1923 James Arness, Minneapolis MN, actor (Matt Dillon-Gunsmoke, Thing)
1923 Oren Lee Staley, 1st pres of National Farmers Organization (1955-79)
1923 Roy Dotrice, Guernsey Channel Island, actor (Wizard)
1924 Cooper Evans, (Rep-R-IA, 1981-87)
1924 Victor Herbert, Irish/US composer (Kiss in Dark)
1925 Alec McCowen, Tunbridge Wells England, actor (Never Say Never Again)
1926 Maria de Lourdes Martins, composer
1927 Jacques Bergerac, France, actor (Gigi, Les Girls, Thunder in Sun)
1929 Hugo Raes, Flemish writer (Horses Jump & Fresh Sea)
1934 Abdulah M "Dulah" Omar, South African attorney/UDF-leader
1937 Yehuda Yannay, composer
1938 Jackie Liebesit, rocker (Can)
1938 Teresa Stratas, [Anastasia Stratakis], Toronto, soprano (Salome)
1938 William Elden Bolcom, Seattle Washington, composer (Oracles)
1939 Brent Musburger
1939 Brent Musburger
1939 Brent Musburger
1939 Brent Musburger
1939 Brent Musburger
1939 Brent Musburger, sportscaster (CBS-TV)
1939 Gerald Ronson, English multi-millionaire
1941 Imants Kalnins, composer
1942 Levon Helm, drummer/singer (Band)
1942 Ray Ennis, England, guitar (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
1943 Erica G Terpstra, Oly swimmer/Dutch MP (VVD)
1944 Verden "Phally" Allen, keyboardist (Mott the Hoople)
1945 Garry Peterson, rocker (Guess Who)
1946 Stevie Nicks, Phoenix Az, rocker (Fleetwood Mac-Bella Donna)
1947 Glenn Turner, cricketer (masterful NZ opening batsman)
1947 Piers Gray, critic/writer
1947 Sherry Bain, Calif, actress (Pipe Dreams)
1948 Stevie Nicks
1948 Stevie Nicks
1948 Stevie Nicks
1948 Stevie Nicks
1948 Stevie Nicks
1948 Geoff Greenidge, cricketer (no relation to Gordon, WI opener 1972-74)
1949 Hank Williams, Jr.
1949 Philip Michael Thomas
1949 Hank Williams, Jr.
1949 Philip Michael Thomas
1949 Hank Williams, Jr.
1949 Philip Michael Thomas
1949 Hank Williams, Jr.
1949 Philip Michael Thomas
1949 Hank Williams, Jr.
1949 Philip Michael Thomas
1949 Dan Pastorini, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Raiders) [or Dec 25]
1949 Dayle Haddon, Montr‚al Qu‚bec Canada, actress (Bedroom Eyes)
1949 Hank Williams Jr, Shreveport La, country singer (Honky Tonk)
1949 Pam Grier, Winston-Salem NC, actress (Big Bird Cage, Tough Enough)
1949 Philip Michael Thomas, Columbus Ohio, actor (Miami Vice)
1950 ?, 1st whooping crane hatched in captivity
1951 Sally Ride
1951 Sally Ride
1951 Sally Ride
1951 Sally Ride
1951 Sally Ride
1951 Muhammed Ahmad Faris, Syria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3)
1951 Sally Kristen Ride, LA Calif, 1st US woman astronaut (STS-7, STS 41G)
1955 Candace L Collins, Dupo Illinois, playmate (Dec, 1979)
1957 Margaret Colin, actress (Independence Day, Three Men & a Baby)
1959 Beverly Lee, rocker
1959 Brian Peaker, London Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)
1959 Nancy White-Brophy, Montague PEI, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's-25th)
1959 Wayne Hussey, rocker (Mission-Lover for Life)
1961 Stephen Robert Pate, Ventura CA, PGA golfer (1987 Southwest Classic)
1962 Bob[cat] Goldthwait, Syracuse NY, comedian (Police Academy)
1962 Colin Vearncombe, rocker (Black-Wonderful Like)
1962 Genie Francis, Englewood NJ, actress (General Hospital, Bare Essence)
1963 Charles Van Eman, Pitts, actor (Charlie-All My Children, Dynasty II)
1963 Eddie Martin Jr, jockey
1964 Kevin Kennedy, baseball manager (Texas Rangers)
1964 Lenny Kravitz, singer/guitar (911 is a Joke, Are You Gonna Go My Way?)
1965 Greg Lloyd, NFL linebacker (Pitts Steelers)
1965 Jacqueline Mary Nelson, Upper Hutt NZ, points race cyclist (Oly-96)
1966 Anthony Edwards, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
1966 Billy Downes, Camden NJ, Nike golfer (1994 New England Classic)
1966 Grant Bradburn, cricketer (son of Wynne NZ off-spinner 1990- )
1966 Zola Budd Pieterse, Bloemfontein South Africa, track star (Oly-1988)
1967 Igor Zemlyanoy, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
1967 Jean Bartholomew, Queens NY, LPGA golfer (1989 Duke U Champ)
1968 Frederik, Heir Apparent Crown Prince of Denmark
1968 Rachael Sporn, Australian basketball forward (Olympics-bronze-96)
1970 Sam Mack, NBA forward/guard (Houston Rockets, Vancouver Grizzlies)
1970 Sebastian Barrie, NFL defensive tackle (SD Chargers)
1971 Darwin Ireland, NFL linebacker (Chic Bears)
1971 Lewis Capes, WLAF defensive tackle (London Monarchs)
1971 Steven Rice, Kitchener, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)
1975 Christopher Lindsey Donaldson, Dunedin NZ, 100m/200m runner (Oly-96)
1975 Travis Lee, San Diego CA, baseball 1st baseman (Olympics-bronze-96)
1976 Benji Gregory, Encino Calif, actor (Brian Tanner-Alf)
1976 Markus Wieland, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
1976 Scott Humphries, Greely Colo, tennis star (1995 doubles Binghampton)
1990 Zenouska Mowatt, granddaughter of English princess Alexandra
1996 Austin Michael Luciano, actor (Dante Carlino-Another World)


961 German King Otto II crowned
1328 William of Ockham forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII
1521 Edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther & his followers
1538 GenŠve throws out Calvijn
1596 England, France & Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain
1637 1st battle of Pequot at New Haven Ct kills 500 indians
1647 Massachusetts disallows priest access to colony
1736 Battle of Ackia (La), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French
1781 Bank of North America incorporates in Philadelphia
1790 Territory South of River Ohio created by Congress
1798 British kill about 500 Irish insurgents at the Battle of Tara
1805 Lewis & Clark 1st see Rocky Mountains
1805 Napoleon is crowned king of Italy
1824 Brazil is recognized by US
1834 Portuguese Civil war ends, Dom Miguel capitulates
1860 Garibaldi occupies Palermo Italy
1861 Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South
1861 Union blockades New Orleans LA & Mobile AL
1864 -30] Skirmish along the Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia
1864 Territory of Montana formed
1865 Battle of Galveston TX, surrender of Edmund Kirby Smith
1868 President Johnson avoids impeachment by 1 vote.
1868 President Johnson avoids impeachment by 1 vote.
1868 President Andrew Johnson avoids impeachment by 1 vote
1874 2nd Preakness: William Donohue aboard Culpepper wins in 2:56«
1876 HMS Challenger returns from 128,000-km oceanographic exploration
1883 11th Preakness: G Barbee aboard Jacobus wins in 2:42«
1884 Fred Spofforth takes 7-34 & 7-3 v England XI in 4 hours
1887 Racetrack betting becomes legal in NY state
1894 Emanuel Lasker (26) becomes World Champion chess player
1896 1st American intercollegiate bicycle race, Manhattan Beach NY
1896 Dow Jones begins an index of 12 industrial stocks (closing is 40.94)
1896 Last Czar of Russia, Nicholas II, crowned
1898 32nd Belmont: F Littlefield aboard Bowling Brook wins in 2:32
1898 SF approves City Charter, allows Municipal ownership of utilities
1900 British troops under Ian Hamilton attack the Vaal in South Africa
1903 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 3 Gables" (BG)
1905 A pogrom against Jews in Minsk Belorussia
1906 Archaeological Institute of America forms
1907 Chic White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits NY Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game
1911 1st Indianapolis 500 auto race is run
1913 Actors' Equity Association forms (NYC)
1915 H H Asquith forms a coalition government in England
1917 Walt Cruise hit 1st HR out of Braves Field
1918 Georgian Social Democratic Republic declares independence from Russia
1922 Lenin suffers a stroke
1923 1st Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance is run
1923 Socialist Workers Youth International forms in Hamburg
1924 German govt of Marx resigns
1924 Pres Coolidge signs Immigration law: restricting immigration
1925 Babe Ruth is finally out of bed, 5 weeks after ulcer surgery
1925 Tigers' Ty Cobb is 1st to collect 1,000 extra-base hits (ends 1,139)
1926 Lebanon adopts constitution
1927 Ford Motor Company manufactures its 15 millionth Model T automobile
1928 A's commit 7 errors & lose to Yanks 7-4
1930 Joe Sewell, strikes out twice of his 3 times in 1930, by Pat Caraway
1930 Supreme Court rules buying liquor does not violate the Constitution
1932 Admiral Makoto Saito forms parliament in Tokyo
1933 2nd emergency Dutch govt of Colijn forms
1933 Phillies Chuck Klein hits for cycle vs St Louis Cards
1934 Century of Progress Exposition reopens in Chicago
1936 1st govt of Zealand in Belgium ends
1937 Golden Gate Bridge opens.
1937 Golden Gate Bridge opens.
1937 Dutch Rail NV at law forms
1937 San Francisco Bay's Golden Gate Bridge opens
1938 House on un-American Activities forms
1940 Operation Dynamo begins evacuating defeated Allied troops from Dunkirk
1941 American Flag House (Betsy Ross' Home) given to city of Phila
1941 Ark Royal airplane sights German battleship Bismarck
1941 German occupiers begin youth labor
1942 Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London
1942 Belgium Jews are required by Nazis to wear a Jewish star
1942 Tank battle at Bir Hakeim: African corps vs British army
1943 1st president of a black country to visit US (Edwin Barclay, Liberia)
1943 Jews riot against Germany in Amsterdam
1943 Premier Churchill & General Marshall fly from US to North Africa
1944 82nd Airborne div D-day-landing at La Haye du Puits to Ste MŠre Eglise
1945 US drop fire bombs on Tokyo
1946 Patent filed in US for the H-Bomb.
1946 Patent filed in US for the H-Bomb.
1946 2-for-42 & hitting .048 for 1946, Mel Ott stops playing baseball
1946 Darius Milhauds 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Prague
1946 Klement Gottwald becomes premier of Czechoslovakia
1946 Patent filed in US for H-Bomb
1948 Entire Hagana-arm forces sworn-in as Israeli soldiers
1948 South Africa elects a nationalist govt with apartheid policy
1951 Vaughan Williams "Pilgrim's Progress," premieres in London
1953 Dutch Convair crashes at Schipholweg, 2 die
1955 "7th Heaven" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 44 performances
1955 Conservatives win British parliamentary election
1955 Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade
1956 Aircraft carrier "Bennington" burns off RI, killing 103
1956 Reds' John Klippstein, Hershel Freemman & Joe Blacks no-hitter, broken up with 2 outs in 10th & lose to Braves in 11th, 2-1
1957 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open
1958 Ceylon emergency crisis proclaimed
1958 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1958 Union Square, SF becomes state historical landmark
1959 Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, loses in 13th
1961 Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta
1961 USAF bomber flies Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours
1962 "All American" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 perfs
1963 15th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth
1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1963 Organization of African Unity forms
1963 Wes Stock becomes only Balt Oriole to win a doubleheader
1964 "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 199 perfs
1965 Dutch Voting Rights Bill passes
1965 Revised Intl Convention on Safety of Life at Sea takes effect
1966 Buddhist sets self on fire at US consulate in Hu‚ South-Vietnam
1966 Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK
1967 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1969 Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth
1969 John & Yoko begin their 2nd bed-in (Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal)
1971 Soviet Union's Concorde, TU-144, makes its 1st appearance
1972 Joe Frazier TKOs Ron Stander in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1972 Nixon & Brezhnev signs SALT accord
1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 Bahrain adopts it's constitution
1973 Beatles' "Beatles 1967-1970," album goes #1
1973 Chic White Sox beat Cleve Indians, 6-3, in 21 inn (game complete 5/28)
1973 Funky Worm by Ohio Players hits #15
1973 Super Fly Meets Shaft by John & Ernest hits #31
1973 Tippett's 3rd Piano sonata, premieres
1974 During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14 year old is trampled
1974 Joanne Carner wins Hoosier LPGA Golf Classic
1975 Tennis game in Surrey championships lasts 31 minutes
1977 George Willig climbs NYC World Trade Center
1977 Movie "Star Wars" debuts
1978 1st legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City
1979 Dancin' Fool by Frank Zappa hits #45
1980 Dietmar Mogenburg of West Germany ties high jump record at 7'8"
1980 Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st NLer to record 6, 1-hitters
1980 Soyuz 36 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Hungarian) to Salyut 6
1981 Marine jet crashes on flight deck of USS Nimitz, killing 14
1982 Aston Villa wins 27th Europe Cup 1 of Rotterdam
1982 British ship Atlantic Conveyor & Coventry were hit in Falkland war
1983 29th Walker Cup: US, 13«-10«
1983 Challenger moves to launch pad for STS-7
1983 LA Lakers set NBA playoff game record of fewest free throws
1983 NASA launches Exosat
1983 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 Floods kill 14 in Tulsa Okla
1984 Frisbee is kept aloft for 1,672 seconds in Philadelphia
1984 Tulsa Oklahoma gets 13" of rain, 14 die
1985 Danny Sullivan wins Indy 500 by 24 seconds following a spin
1985 Explosions destroys 2 tankers off of Gibraltar, 30 die
1985 Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1987 Cecilia Bolocco, 22, of Chile, crowned 36th Miss Universe
1987 Great offensive against Tamil-rebellion in Jaffra Sri Lanka
1987 Supreme Court ruled dangerous defendants could be held without bail
1987 William H Webster replaces Robert M Gates as 14th director of CIA
1988 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
1989 At 7:42 AM, radio has a 30 2nd silence, honoring radio
1989 Danish parliament allows legal marriage among homosexuals
1989 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1990 China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1990 Phila Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20
1991 Betsy King wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1992 Carlos Martinez hits a ball off Jose Canseco's head for a HR
1992 Weird Al Yankovic begins his Off The Deep End tour
1993 Emmy 20th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 14th time
1993 Olympique Marseille wins 38th Europe Cup I at Munich
1993 Long fly ball by Indians' Carlos Martinez bounces off Jose Canseco's head & goes over fence for a home run
1994 Michael Jackson (35) weds Elvis' daughter Lisa Marie Presley (26)
1996 "Midsummer Night's Dream" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 66 perfs
1996 Indianapolis 500 race
1996 Laura Davies wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game
1996 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1997 Sammy Sosa (Cubs) & Tony Womack (Pirates) hit inside the park HRs
1998 Date for Paula Jones sex harassment trial vs Pres Clinton

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