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Wednesday, May 9, 2018.



Birthdays


1265 Dante Alighieri, Italian poet (Divina Commedia)
1596 Abraham van Diepenbeeck, painter
1738 John Pindar, [Peter], physician/poet
1740 Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer (Barber of Seville)
1746 G. Monge --1818
1746 G. Monge --1818
1746 G. Monge --1818
1746 G. Monge --1818
1746 G. Monge --1818
1783 Alexander Ross, Canada, pioneer/fur trader
1785 James Pollard Espy, Penns, meteorologist (Philosphy of Storms)
1793 Johannes C de Jonge, Dutch historian/archivist
1796 August Pauly, German classicus (Real Encyclopedia)
1800 John Brown, abolitionist
1800 John Brown, abolitionist; led attack on Harpers Ferry
1800 John Brown, abolitionist
1801 Samuel Cousins, mezzotint engraver
1810 Louis Gallait, historical painter
1810 WFLC Marianne, princess of Orange-Nassau/daughter of king Willem I
1814 Adolph von Henselt, composer
1824 William Edmonson "Grumble" Jones, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1829 Ciro Pinsuti, pianist/composer
1833 Boleslaw Dembinski, composer
1837 Adam Opel, German manufacturer (cycling, motorcars)
1843 Belle Boyd, spy (Confederate)/actress/lecturer
1844 [Maria] Catharina Beersmans, Belgian actress (Bad Herders)
1846 Nikolay Feopemptovich Solov'yov, composer
1855 Julius Rontgen, composer
1860 James Matthew Barrie, Scotland, novelist (Margaret Ogilvy, Peter Pan)
1865 August de Boeck, composer
1873 Howard Carter, Egyptologist who found tomb of Pharoah Tutankhamen
1873 Howard Carter, British archaeologist (found King Tutankhamen's tomb)
1873 Lilian Mary Baylis, manager (Old Vic & Sadler's Wells Theater)
1873 Howard Carter, Egyptologist who found tomb of Pharoah Tutankhamen
1882 Henry J. Kaiser, built Liberty Ships, Jeeps
1882 Henry J Kaiser, builder (Liberty Ships, Jeeps, Boulder Dam)
1882 Henry J. Kaiser, built Liberty Ships, Jeeps
1887 Jules Van de Leene, Belgian writer
1892 Eric Westberg, composer
1892 Zita, empress (Austria)/Queen (Hungary)
1895 Lucian Blaga, Romaniams philosopher/poet (Dogmatic Aeon)
1895 Richard Barthelmess, NYC, actor (Broken Blossoms, Noose)
1899 Edward Pollock, saxophone/clarinet
1901 Fuzzy Knight, Fairmont WV, actor (Oklahoma Annie, Cowby & the Lady)
1901 George Duckworth, cricket wicket-keeper (England late 20's early 30's)
1903 Walter Dehmel, writer
1906 Eleanor Estes, author (Ginger Pye, Moffats)
1907 Baldur von Schirach, German writer/nazi politician (Frame)
1910 Barbara Woodhouse, dog training expert
1910 P E Palia, cricketer (appeared in India's 1st Test-Lord's 1932)
1911 Harry Simeone, Newark NJ, choral director (Kate Smith Show)
1912 Pedro Armendariz, Mexico, actor (From Russia With Love)
1913 John Hayes, Admiral
1913 Victor Smith, Admiral (Australian Chiefs of Staff)
1914 Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
1914 Frank Chacksfield, arranger/orch leader
1914 Hank Snow, Nova Scotia Canada, country singer (I Went to Your Wedding)
1914 Josef Muller-Brockmann, graphic designer/writer
1914 Theodore Kheel, labor negotiator (Fair Employment Practices)
1915 Richard Janvrin, British vice admiral
1916 Bernard William George Rose, composer/organist
1916 Cyril Bowles, bishop of Derby
1916 Douglas Guest, organist
1917 George Fleming, cyclist
1917 John Arnatt, actor (Circumstantial Evidence)
1918 Mike Wallace
1918 Mike Wallace
1918 Mike Wallace
1918 Mike Wallace
1918 Mike Wallace
1918 Mike Wallace, Brookline Mass, newscaster (Biography, 60 Minutes)
1918 Orville Freeman, Minneapolis, (Sen-D-Mn)/Sec of Agriculture (1961-69)
1919 Arthur English, comedian/actor (Malachi's Cove)
1920 Richard Adams, author (Day Gone By)
1922 Sheila Burrell, actress (Black Orchid, Paranoiac, Laughter in Dark)
1924 Bulat S Okudzjava, Russian author (Student!)
1924 Connie Russell, NYC, singer (Club Embassy, Garroway at Large)
1924 Gerard Wernars, Dutch graphic designer (Library stamps 1991)
1924 Jean J A Girault, French director/screenwriter (l'Amour)
1925 Peter Leng, Master General of the Ordnance
1926 Alistair MacFarlane, principal (Heriot-Watt University England)
1926 Francis Kennedy, British diplomat
1926 Joshua Hassan, chief minister (Gibralter)
1926 Robin Cooke, pres (NZ Court of Appeal)
1927 John McDermott, Lord Justice of Appeal (Northern Ireland)
1927 Manfred Eigen, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1967)
1927 Ray Katt, baseball player
1928 Barbara Ann Scott, Ottawa Ontario, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1948)
1928 Pall Pampichier Palsson, composer
1928 Richard A "Pancho" Gonzalez, LA Calif, tennis star (US 1948-49)
1929 Anthony Lloyd, Lord Justice of Appeal
1930 Joan Sims, actress (Carry on Behind, Carry on Cleo)
1931 Vance DeVoe Brand, Longmont Co, astro (Apollo 18, STS-5, 41B, 35)
1932 Conrad Hunte, cricketer (great West Indian opener 1958-66)
1932 David Plastow, CEO (Medical Research Council)
1932 Gavin Lyall, author (Conduct of Major Maxim)
1932 Geraldine McEwan, actress (Henry V)
1932 J Alex McMillan, (Rep-R-NC, 1985- )
1933 Johnny Grant, unofficial mayor of Hollywood
1934 Alan Bennett, Engld, playwright/actor (Secret Policeman's Other Ball)
1934 John Robertson, deputy chairman (Barclays de Zoete Wedd)
1934 Roy Massey, Master of Choristers (Hereford Cathedral)
1936 Albert Finney
1936 Glenda Jackson
1936 Albert Finney
1936 Glenda Jackson
1936 Albert Finney
1936 Glenda Jackson
1936 Albert Finney
1936 Glenda Jackson
1936 Albert Finney
1936 Glenda Jackson
1936 Albert Finney, Salford UK, actor (Dresser, Under the Volcano)
1936 Floyd Robinson, baseball player (White Sox, Reds, A's)
1936 Glenda Jackson, Cheshire England, actress (Women in Love)
1936 Terry Downes, middleweight boxing champ (1961-62)
1936 Terry Drinkwater, TV newsman (CBS)
1937 Dave Prater, Ocilla Ga, rock vocalist (Sam & Dave)
1937 Sonny Curtis, Texas, guitarist (Crickets)
1938 Geoffrey Holland, civil servant
1938 Nokie Edwards, rocker (Ventures)
1939 Bruce Mather, composer
1939 Herbert Hippauf, baseball player
1939 Jim Dent, Augusta GA, PGA golfer (1989 MONY Syracuse Senior)
1939 Kenneth Warby, fastest man on water at 300 knots (345 mph)
1939 Nokle Edwards, rocker
1939 Ralph Boston, Laurel Miss, long jumper (Oly-gold/sil/brz-60, 64, 68)
1940 James L. Brooks
1940 James L. Brooks
1940 James L. Brooks
1940 James L. Brooks
1940 James L. Brooks
1940 Dick Morrissey, saxophonist
1940 James L Brooks, producer/director (Broadcast News, Taxi, Critic)
1941 Dorothy Hyman, England, sprinter (Oly-silver-60)
1941 Jan Dibbets, sculptor/artist (Dutch Mountains)
1941 Pete Birrell, rock bassist (Freddie & The Dreamers)
1942 John D Ashcroft, (Gov-MO)
1942 Mike Millward, rocker
1942 Tommy Roe, Atlanta, rocker (Hooray for Hazel)
1942 William Olner, MP
1943 Bruce Milner, rocker (Every Mother's Son)
1943 Maurice Foster, cricketer (West Indies batsman of 70's)
1943 Tommy Roe, rocker
1944 Don Dannemann, rocker (Cyrkle)
1944 Richard Furay, Ohio, rock vocalist (Buffalo Springfield, Poco)
1945 Steve Katz, NYC, rock guitarist/vocalist (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
1946 Candice Bergen
1946 Candice Bergen
1946 Candice Bergen
1946 Candice Bergen
1946 Candice Bergen
1946 Candice Bergen, Beverly Hills, actr (Carnal Knowledge, Murphy Brown)
1947 Anthony Corlan, Cork City Ireland, actor (Something for Everyone)
1948 John Drayton Mahaffey, Kerrville TX, PGA golfer (1978 PGA Champ)
1949 Billy Joel
1949 Billy Joel
1949 Billy Joel
1949 Billy Joel
1949 Billy Joel
1949 Billy Joel, Bronx, rock vocalist (Pianoman, Capt Jack, Bridge)
1949 Oleg Yuriyevich Atkov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10)
1950 James A Butts, LA Calif, triple jumper (Olympic-silver-1976)
1950 Matthew Kelly, actor/TV host (Holding the Fort, Relative Strangers)
1950 Tom Petersson, Rockford Il, rock bassist (Cheap Trick)
1951 Alley Mills, Chicago Ill, actress (Norma Arnold-Wonder Years)
1952 Patrick Ryecart, actor (Silas Mariner)
1953 Daniel Talbot, Montreal Que, golfer (Quebec Open-1979, 81, 84)
1953 Gregory Beecroft, Chorpus Christi TX, actor (Guiding Light)
1953 Ron Jackson, baseball player
1953 Scott McInnis, (Rep-R-Colorado)
1954 Balazs Taroczy, Hungary, tennis star
1955 Kevin Peter Hall, Pitts Pa, actor (Misfits of Science)
1955 Myra Blackwelder, LPGA golfer
1957 Fred Markham, 1st man to pedal a bike 65 mph
1957 John Stuper, baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1958 Esko Rechardt, Finland, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1980)
1959 Andrew Jones, cricketer (highly consistent for NZ at 1st drop)
1959 Asantha De Mel, cricketer (pioneering Sri Lankan Test opening bowler)
1960 Tony Gwynn
1960 Tony Gwynn
1960 Tony Gwynn
1960 Tony Gwynn
1960 Tony Gwynn
1960 Iain Butchart, cricket all-rounder (Zimbabwe, Test v Pak 1995)
1960 Jim Reilly, rocker (Red Rockers)
1960 Tony Gwynn, LA CA, outfielder (San Diego Padres)
1961 Rene Capo, Pinal del Rio Cuba, half-heavyweight judoka (Olympics-96)
1962 Dave Gahan, Essex, rock vocalist (Depeche Mode-Dreaming of Me)
1962 John Corbett, actor/singer (Chris-Northern Exposure)
1962 Paul Heaton, rocker (Housemartins-Happy Hour, Over There)
1964 Miloslav Mecir, Czechoslovakia, tennis player (Olympic-gold-1988)
1965 Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot, rocker (Curiosity Killed Cat-Keep Distance)
1965 Marc Logan, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
1965 Steve Yzerman, Cranbrook BC, NHL forward (Team Canada, Detroit)
1966 Mark Tinordi, Red Deer, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
1968 Bruce Pickens, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
1968 David Benoit, NBA forward (Utah Jazz, NJ Nets)
1968 Marie-Jos‚ P‚rec, Guadeloupe, French 200m/400m runner (Oly-2 gold-96)
1968 Vince Workman, NFL running back (Packers, Panthers, Colts)
1969 Carla Overbeck, Pasadena Calif, soccer defender (Olympics-96)
1969 Renn Crichlow, Ottawa Ontario, canoeist (Olympics-8-92, 96)
1970 Doug Christie, NBA guard/forward (Toronto Raptors)
1972 Dan Hollander, Royal Oak Mich, figure skater (1996 Great Lakes champ)
1972 Dave Barr, WLAF quarterback (Scotland Claymores)
1972 Simon Hollingsworth, Australian 400m hurdler (Olympics-92, 96)
1974 Pete Kelley, 218¬ lbs (99 kg) US weightlifter (Olympics-14th-1996)
1974 Shin Yahata, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
1974 Stephane Yelle, Ottawa, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)
1976 Faye Johnstone, Auckland NZ, archer (Olympics-96)
1980 Angela Nikodinov, Spartanburg SC, figure skater (1997 Pacif Sr champ)
1980 Tatewin Means, Miss South Dakota Teen USA (1996)

Events


1002 After trailing 9-0, St Louis Cards beat Atlanta Braves 12-11
1092 Lincoln Cathedral consecrated
1336 Italian poet Francesco Petrarca climbs Mont Ventoux
1386 Treaty of Windsor between Portugal-England
1460 Court yard episcopal palace Atrecht has witch burnings
1502 Columbus left Spain on his 4th & final trip to New World
1519 Austrian adel/burgerij in uprising against central government
1573 Polish Parliament selects duke of Anjou as king
1588 Duke Henri de Guises troops occupy Paris
1671 Col Thomas Blood attempts to steal Crown Jewels
1689 English King Willem III declares war on France
1738 England routes fleet in Mediterranean Sea & West-Indies
1753 King Louis XV disbands French parliament
1754 1st newspaper cartoon in America-divided snake "Join or Die"
1766 John Byron back in England after trip around the world
1785 British inventor Joseph Bramah patents beer-pump handle
1788 English parliament accepts abolishing of slave trade
1836 HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin departs Port Louis, Mauritius
1837 "Sherrod" burns in Mississippi River below Natchez Miss; 175 dies
1846 Battle of Resaca de la Palma-US sends Mexico back to Rio Grande
1862 Battle of Farmington, MS
1862 Battle of Ft Pickens, FL (Pensacola), evacuated by CS
1862 US Naval Academy relocated from Annapolis MD to Newport, RI
1864 -20] Skirmish at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia
1864 Battle of Cloyd's Mt, & Swift Creek, VA (Drewery's Bluff, Ft Darling)
1864 Battle of Dalton, GA
1864 Ship battle at Helgoland, Austria-Denmark
1868 Anton Bruckner's 1st Symphony in C, premieres
1874 Victoria Embankment, in London opens
1882 Telegraph Hill RR Co organized
1889 15th Kentucky Derby: Thomas Kiley aboard Spokane wins in 2:34«
1896 1st horseless carriage show in London (featured 10 models)
1899 Lawn mower patented
1901 Australia opens its 1st parliament in Melbourne
1901 Cleve's Earl Moore no-hits Chic White Sox 9 inn but loses in 10th 4-2
1908 Dirk Fock becomes governor of Suriname
1911 Fire breaks out at Empire Theater in Edinburgh Scotland
1913 17th amendment provides for election of senators by popular vote
1914 40th Kentucky Derby: John McCabe aboard Old Rosebud wins in 2:03.4
1914 Pres Wilson proclaims Mother's Day
1915 German & French fight Battle of Artois
1916 British-France Sykes-Picot meet over division of Turkey
1925 Cornerstone for Hebrew University, Jerusalem laid
1926 Richard Byrd & Floyd Bennett make 1st flight over North Pole
1927 53rd Preakness: Whitey Abel aboard Bostonian wins in 2:01.6
1927 Canberra replaces Melbourne as the capital of Australia
1929 NY Giant Carl Hubbell no-hits Pitts Pirates
1929 WJW-AM in Cleveland Ohio begins radio transmissions
1930 56th Preakness: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6
1931 57th Preakness: George Ellis aboard Mate wins in 1:59
1932 58th Preakness: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 1:59.8
1932 Piccadilly Circus, 1st lit by electricity
1932 WOC-AM in Davenport Iowa merges with WHO to become WHO-WOC
1933 Spanish anarchists call for general strike
1934 Bradman out for a Cricket duck against Cambridge University!
1936 1st KLM airplane to land on Bonaire
1936 Italy takes Addis Abba, annexing Absynnia (Ethiopia)
1937 Reds beat Phillies 21-10 (Ernie Lombardi goes 6 for 6)
1939 Catholic church beatified the 1st Native American, Kateri Tekakwitha
1941 English Army breaks German spy codes
1942 68th Preakness: Basil James aboard Alsab wins in 1:57
1943 5th German Pantser army surrenders in Tunisia
1943 Rotschild-Haddassh University Hospital opens
1944 1st eye bank opens (NYC)
1944 Country singer Jimmie Davis becomes governor of Louisiana
1944 Dutch resistance fighter Gerard Musch arrested
1944 Joe McCarthy returns as Yankee manager after an illness
1944 Russians recapture Crimea by taking Sevastopol
1945 Czechoslovakia liberated from Nazi occupation (Natl Day)
1945 Jersey liberated from nazis
1945 Nazi propagandist Max Blokzijl arrested
1945 New balata ball used in baseball, 50% livilier
1945 Norwegian nazi collaborators Vidkun Quisling arrested
1945 Victory celebration at Red Square
1946 1st hour long entertainment TV show, "NBC's Hour Glass" premieres
1946 1st variety show on TV "NBC's Hour Glass," premieres
1946 King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicates, replaced by Umberto
1949 Britain's 1st launderette opens in Queensway London
1949 Prince Rainier III becomes leader of Monaco
1950 French Foreign min Robert Schuman calls for European community EGKS
1950 Norman Dello Joco's premieres in Bronxville
1951 Air raid on Chinese positions at Yalu River
1955 German Federal Republic joins NATO
1958 Botvinnik recaptures world chess championship
1959 Dorothy Rigney, husband John, & Hank Greenberg resign from White Sox
1960 Nigeria becomes a member of British Commonwealth
1960 US is 1st country to use the birth control pill legally
1960 US send U-2 over USSR
1961 Balt Oriole Jim Gentile hits 2 grand slams (9 RBIs) vs Minn Twins
1961 FCC Chairman Newton N Minow criticizes TV as a "vast wasteland"
1961 Jim Gentile is 4th to hit grand slams in consecutive innings
1962 Beatles sign their 1st contract with EMI Pstlophone
1962 Laser beam successfully bounced off Moon for 1st time
1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1963 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 Khrushchev visits Egypt
1964 Peter & Gordon release "World Without Love"
1965 Beatles attend a Bob Dylan concert
1965 Luna 5 launched (USSR) 1st attempt to soft land on Moon (fails)
1966 1st black member of Federal Reserve Board (A F Brimmer)
1966 China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1967 1st flight of Fokker F-28 Fellowship
1967 Gijsbert van Hall resigns as mayor of Amsterdam
1969 BPAA All-Star Bowling Tournament won by Billy Hardwick
1970 100,000s demonstrate against Vietnam War
1971 23rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman & Jean Stapleton
1971 Elizabeth Bonner runs female world record marathon (3:01:42)
1971 Friends of Earth return 1500 non-returnable bottles to Schweppes
1971 Largest walk in crowd (31,626) in Balt Oriole history
1971 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA San Antonio Alamo Golf Open
1973 For 2nd time, Johnny Bench hits 3 HRs in a game
1974 House Judiciary Committee begin formal hearings on Nixon impeachment
1975 Brian Oldfield shot puts 22.86 m (world record)
1975 Flyers 1-Isles 5-Semifinals-Flyers hold 3-2 lead
1976 "So Long 174th St" closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 16 perfs
1976 Sally Little wins LPGA Ladies Masters at Moss Creek Golf Tournament
1977 Hotel Poland in Amsterdam destroyed by fire, 33 killed
1977 Mabel Murphy Smythe confirmed as ambassador to Rep of Cameroon
1977 Patty Hearst let out of jail
1978 "Ain't Misbehavin'" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 1604 perfs
1978 Corpse of kidnapped ex-premier Aldo Moro found
1978 Fee Waybill of Tubes breaks a leg falling off stage
1978 Musical "Ain't Misbehavin'," premieres in NYC
1978 PSV beats Bastica, 3-0, to win UEFA Cup in Eindhoven Neth
1979 US & USSR sign Salt 2 treaty, limiting nuclear weapons
1980 35 motorists die as a Liberian freighter rams a Tampa Bay Bridge
1981 Kazimiroff Blvd in Bronx named for a Bronx historian
1982 "9" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 739 performances
1982 Arthur Kopit's musical "Nine," premieres in NYC
1982 Sally Little wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1983 18th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Willie Nelson
1984 Alexander Calder's "Big Crinkly" sells for $852,000
1984 Chicago White Sox beat Milw Brewers, 7-6, in 25 inn (started 5/8)
1984 White Sox & Brewers play 8:06, game, longest timed baseball game
1987 183 die aboard a Polish jetliner that crashes in Warsaw
1987 Actor Tom Cruise (27) & actress Mimi Rogers (33), marry
1987 Oriole Eddie Murray is 1st to switch hit HRs in 2 consecutive games
1988 A's winning streak hits 14, ends tommorow
1988 Australia's new parliament house is opened by Queen Elizabeth
1988 Belgium: 8th govt of Martens forms
1989 "Saratina!" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 597 performances
1989 Journalist petition Chinese govt for freedom of press
1989 NY Mets Kevin Elster, errors after 88 errorless games at shortstop
1989 NY Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 errorless games as catcher
1989 VP Quayle say in United Negro College Fund speech: "What a waste it is to lose one's mind" instead of "a mind is terrible thing to waste"
1990 NY Newsday reporter Jimmy Breslin suspended for a racial slur
1990 Sampdoria wins 30th Europe Cup II
1991 Italian actress Laura Antonelli found guilty of cocaine possession
1991 Michael Landon appears on Tonight Show to talk about his cancer
1992 America Cup finals begin in San Diego
1992 Final episode of "Golden Girls" airs on NBC-TV
1992 Michelle McLean, 19, of Namibia, crowned 41st Miss Universe
1993 "Ain't Broadway Grand" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 perfs
1993 "Song of Jacob Zulu" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 53 perfs
1993 Landslide in Nambija Ecuador, kills 300
1993 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1993 Mustapha Matura's "Playboy of West Indies," premieres in NYC
1993 Paraguay holds its 1st pres & parliamentary elections in 50 years
1994 "Passion" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 280 performances
1994 Mass murderer Joel Rifkind found guilty in NY
1995 Cleveland Indians tie record of scoring 8 runs before making an out, they beat Twins 10-0
1995 Kinshasa, Zaire under quarantine after an outbreak of Ebola virus
1997 1st US ambassador since Saigon fell arrives in Vietnam
1997 San Diego Padres retire #35 worn by pitcher Randy Jones
1998 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by

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