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Friday, August 16, 2019.



Birthdays


1397 Albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany
1550 Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar
1603 Christianus Schotanus … Sterringa, Frisian theologist/historian
1622 Tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian
1645 Jean de La BruyŠre, French author
1666 Henri‰tte Amalia, monarch of Nassau-Dietz
1763 Frederick of York, English duke/bishop of Osnabrck
1769 Jean Aime Vernier, composer
1776 Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer
1795 Heinrich August Marschner, composer
1816 Joseph Robinson, composer
1817 Henry Winter Davis, MC (Union), died in 1865
1821 A. Cayley --1895
1821 A. Cayley --1895
1821 A. Cayley --1895
1821 A. Cayley --1895
1821 A. Cayley --1895
1828 Joseph Bradford Carr, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1831 Edward Payson Chapin, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1832 Wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist/psychologist/philosopher
1836 John Farmer, composer
1837 Emile A H Seipgens, Dutch priest/beer brewer
1842 J. Rosanes --1922
1842 J. Rosanes --1922
1842 J. Rosanes --1922
1842 J. Rosanes --1922
1842 J. Rosanes --1922
1845 Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist
1846 Justus van Maurik, Dutch cigar manufacturer/writer/editor (Groene)
1860 Jules Laforgue, Uruguay, French poet (Les Complaintas)
1860 Lord Hawke, cricketer (England batsman 1890's, many official posts)
1862 Amos Alonzo Stagg, football pioneer, inventor (tackling dummy)
1863 Henry Constant Gabriel Piern‚, Metz France, composer (Edith)
1864 Ferdinand C S Schiller, British philosopher (Riddles of the Sphinx)
1867 Ant¢nio Nobre, Portuguese poet (Lonely)
1868 Bernard MacFadden, publisher (Physical Culture, True Romances)
1868 Charles Sanford Skilton, composer
1871 Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer
1874 Arthur Meighen, Canada, PM of Canada (1920, 21, 26)
1877 Karl L Hoschna, composer
1879 Ethel Barrymore, classic film & stage actress (Pinky, Moonrise)
1882 Franz MT de Liage B”hl, German/Dutch assyrologist/translator
1882 Pierre H Ritter Jr, Dutch literary/head (Utrecht Newspaper)
1884 Hugo Gernsback, responsible for Science Fiction becoming an independent literary form.
1884 Adrian S Oppenheim, Dutch lawyer/adviser (British Petroleum/Shell)
1884 Hugo Gernsback, sci-fi writer (1960 Hugo)
1884 Hugo Gernsback, responsible for Science Fiction becoming an independent literary form.
1885 Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)
1887 Nadia Boulanger, conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony)
1892 Harold Foster, cartoonist (created "Prince Valiant")
1894 George Meany, NYC, labor leader (headed AFL-CIO)
1895 Jacinto Guerrero, composer
1895 Lucien Littlefield, San Antonia Tx, actor (Mr Beasley-Blondie)
1897 Robert Ringling, circus master
1897 Vicente Ascone, composer
1899 Glenn Strange, Weed NM, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke)
1902 Georgette Heyer, England, novelist (Friday's Child)
1902 Stefan Boleslaw Poradowski, composer
1904 Wendell Stanley, biochemist, 1st to crystallize a virus (Nobel 1946)
1906 Franz Josef II, prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89)
1907 Alexander Uriah Boskovich, composer
1907 Mae Clarke, [Klotz], Phila, actress (Frankenstein, Waterloo Bridge)
1909 Paul Smith Callaway, composer
1910 Mae Clarke, Phila, actress (Frankenstein, Nana, Parole Girl)[or 1907]
1912 Marga AM Klomp‚, 1st Netherland woman elected minister
1912 Ted Drake, soccer star
1913 Menachem Begin
1913 Menachem Begin
1913 Menachem Begin
1913 Menachem Begin
1913 Menachem Begin
1913 Menachem Begin, Israeli PM (1977-83, Nobel 1978)
1914 Tullio Pandolfini, Italy, water polo (Olympic-gold-1948)
1915 Al Hibbler, singer (Unchained Melody)
1917 Roque Cordero, Panama, composer (Sonata Breve)
1920 Charles Bukowski
1920 Charles Bukowski
1920 Charles Bukowski
1920 Charles Bukowski
1920 Charles Bukowski
1920 Charles Bukowski, Andernach Germany, US writer (Hollywood: A Novel)
1922 Louis E Lomax, author
1923 Joe Hutton, northumbrian piper/shepherd
1923 Shimon Peres, Israeli Labor Party leader/prime minister
1925 Fess Parker
1925 Fess Parker
1925 Fess Parker
1925 Fess Parker
1925 Fess Parker
1925 Fess Parker, Fort Worth Texas, actor (Davy Crockett, Old Yeller)
1928 Ann Blyth, Mt Kisko NY, actress (Kismet, Mildred Pierce)
1928 Eddie Kirkland, Jamaican/US blues guitarist (Have Mercy)
1929 Bill Evans, US jazz pianist
1930 Frank Gifford
1930 Robert Culp
1930 Frank Gifford
1930 Robert Culp
1930 Frank Gifford
1930 Robert Culp
1930 Frank Gifford
1930 Robert Culp
1930 Frank Gifford
1930 Robert Culp
1930 Frank Gifford, Calif, NFL halfback (NY Giants)/ABC sportscaster
1930 Marion A Trabert, tennis champ (US Open-1953)
1930 Robert Culp, Berkley Calif, actor (I Spy, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice)
1930 Ted Hughes, England, poet laureate (1984- )
1930 Tony Trabert, tennis pro (1955 Wimbeldon)
1932 Eydie Gorme
1932 Eydie Gorme
1932 Eydie Gorme
1932 Eydie Gorme
1932 Eydie Gorme
1932 Eydie Gorme, [Edithe Gormezano], Bronx NY, singer (Bossa Nova)
1932 Jon Lindbergh, 2nd son of aviator Charles Lindbergh
1933 Jan van Ginkel, graphic artist/publisher (Perscombinatie)
1933 Reiner Kunze, writer
1933 Stuart A "Smokey" Roosa, Durango Colo, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 14)
1934 Diana Wynne Jones, UK, sci-fi author (Drowned Ammet, Witch Week)
1934 Ed van Thijn, (Jewish) Dutch foreign min/mayor (Amsterdam, 1983-94)
1934 John Standing, London England, actor (Edward-Lime Street)
1934 Ketty Lester, [Revoyda Frierson], US singer/actress (Love Letters)
1934 Sam Trimble, cricketer (Queensland bat, 12th man for Aust, no Test)
1935 Betsy von Furstenberg, Nelheim Ger, actress (Machine Calls it Murder)
1935 Julie Newmar, Hollywood Calif, actress (Catwoman-Batman, Living Doll)
1936 Anita Gillette, Balt Md, actress (Quincy ME, Marathon, Moonstruck)
1936 Gary Clarke, LA Calif, actor (Hondo, Virginian, Michael Shayne)
1937 David Behrman, composer
1937 Lorraine Gary, NYC, actress (Jaws, Jaws 2, Jaws 4)
1938 Andr s Balcz¢, Hungary, pentathlete (Olympic-gold-1972)
1938 Oleg Grigoryevich Kononenko, Russia, cosmonaut
1939 Carol Shelley, London, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple)
1939 Valeri V Ryumin, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 32)
1939 Wim Meijer, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1940 Bruce Beresford, Austral director (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies)
1942 Don Wyrtzen, wrote "Worthy is the Lamb."
1942 Don Wyrtzen, wrote "Worthy is the Lamb."
1942 Don Wyrtzen, wrote "Worthy is the Lamb."
1942 Don Wyrtzen, wrote "Worthy is the Lamb."
1942 John Meulendijks, Dutch cryptogram maker (People's Daily)
1942 Don Wyrtzen, wrote "Worthy is the Lamb."
1943 Pedro Chapp‚-Garc¡a, Havana, basketball player (Olympic-bronze-1972)
1944 Dick Zimmer, (Rep-R-New Jersey)
1944 Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistan left-arm quick, 1 Test)
1945 Bob Balaban, Chicago IL, actor/director (2010, Girlfriends)
1945 Gary Loizzo, Chicago IL, rock guitarist (American Breed)
1945 Gordon "Snowy" Fleet, Merseyside, rock drummer (Easybeats)
1945 Kevin Ayers, England, progressive rocker (Joy of a Toy)
1945 Robert Balaban, Chicago, actor (Absence of Malice, Altered States)
1945 Suzanne Farrell, Cincinnati, ballerina (Don Quioxote)
1946 Lesley Ann Warren
1946 Lesley Ann Warren
1946 Lesley Ann Warren
1946 Lesley Ann Warren
1946 Lesley Ann Warren
1946 Lesley Ann Warren, NYC, actress (Cinderella, Mission Impossible)
1947 Carol Moseley-Braun, (Sen-D Illinois)
1947 John Howard, (US), speed record (152.284 mph at Bonneville Flats, UT)
1948 Barry Hay, singer/fluitist/saxophonist/guitarist (Golden Earring)
1949 Bill Spooner, rock guitarist/vocalist (Tubes)
1950 Hasely Crawford, Trinidad, 100m runner (Olympic-gold-1976)
1950 Jeff[rey R] Thomson, cricketer (great Aussie fast bowler 1972-85)
1952 Gianna Rolandi, NYC, soprano (Der Rosenkavalier)
1952 Mahes Goonatillake, cricketer (Sri Lankan keeper in their 1st 5 Tests)
1952 Reginald Veljohnson, actor (Carl Winslow-Family Matters, Die Hard)
1953 Kathie Lee Gifford
1953 Kathie Lee Gifford
1953 Kathie Lee Gifford
1953 Kathie Lee Gifford
1953 Kathie Lee Gifford
1953 Catlin O'Heaney, Whitefish Bay Wisc, actress (Snow White-Charmings)
1953 James Taylor, SC, rocker (Kool & The Gang-Joanna)
1953 Kathie Lee Gifford, Paris Fla, hostess (Live with Regis & Kathie Lee)
1953 Nick Leyva, baseball manager (Phillies 1988-91)
1954 James Cameron
1954 James Cameron
1954 James Cameron
1954 James Cameron
1954 James Cameron
1954 James Cameron, Kapuskasing Ontario, writer/dir (True Lies, Titanic)
1956 Colleen Walker, Jacksonville FL, LPGA golfer (1988 Mazda Champions)
1956 Dominic Erban, French rugby international player
1957 Tim Farriss, Australian pop guitarist (INXS-Kiss the Dirt)
1958 Angela Bassett
1958 Madonna, expressed herself
1958 Angela Bassett
1958 Madonna, expressed herself
1958 Angela Bassett
1958 Madonna, expressed herself
1958 Angela Bassett
1958 Madonna, expressed herself
1958 Angela Bassett
1958 Madonna, expressed herself
1958 Angela Bassett, NYC, actress (What's Love Got to Do With It)
1958 Jonathan Prince, Beverly Hills Pa, actor (Danny-Alice, Pray TV)
1958 Jose Luis, Clerc Argentina, tennis star
1958 Madonna, [Ciccone], Bay City Mich, singer/actress (Like a Virgin)
1958 Peter "Jeff" K Wisoff, Norfolk VA, PhD/Astronaut (STS 57, 68, 81/84)
1960 Timothy Hutton
1960 Timothy Hutton
1960 Timothy Hutton
1960 Timothy Hutton
1960 Timothy Hutton
1960 Timothy Hutton, Malibu Calif, actor (Turk 182, Ordinary People)
1963 Scott Dunlap, Pittsburgh PA, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 S Afr Masters)
1964 Jimmy Arias, Buffalo NY, tennis player (US Davis Cup team)
1964 Nigel Redman, English rugby international player
1965 Brian McDonough, Long Beach Calif, points cyclist (Olympics-19th-96)
1965 Eric van der Luer, soccer player (Roda JC)
1965 Todd McNair, NFL running back/kick returner (Houston Oilers)
1965 Xavier Hernandez, Port Arthur TX, pitcher (Houston Astros)
1966 Ed Olczyk, Chicago, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
1966 Rosey Edeh, London England, Canadian 400m hurdler (Olympics-4-92, 96)
1966 Terry Shumpert, Paducah KY, infielder (Chic Cubs)
1967 Bret Barberie, Long Beach CA, infielder (Chic Cubs)
1967 Matt Vanderbeek, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
1968 Donovan Leitch Jr, actor/musician (I Shot Andy Warhol)
1968 Eric Jonassen, offensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals)
1969 Becky Delos Santos, Boston Mass, playmate (April, 1994)
1969 Ben Coates, NFL tight end (NE Patriots)
1969 Carl Henkel, Torrance Calif, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
1970 Adrian Hardy, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
1970 Dena Head, WNBA guard (Utah Starzz)
1970 Eric Swann, NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
1970 Lester Smith, CFL safety (Toronto Argonauts)
1970 Quinton McCracken, Wilmington NC, outfielder (Colorado Rockies)
1970 Wilco Hellinga, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1971 Nigel Williams, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
1971 Troy Alexander, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1971 Willie Jackson, NFL wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1972 Eddie Goines, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
1972 Michael Reed, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers)
1972 Michael Thornberry, Virginia Beach Va, team handball circle (Oly-1996)
1972 Zach Wiegert, tackle (St Louis Rams)
1974 Bryan Chiu, CFL defensive tackle (Montreal Alouettes)
1974 Krizstina Egerszegi, Hungarian backstroke swimmer (100/200m WR)
1974 Roger Cedeno, Valencia Edo Venezuela, outfielder (LA Dodgers)
1974 Ryan Longwell, NFL kicker (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1975 Felicia Zimmermann, Rochester NY, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
1988 Rumer Willis, child of Bruce Willis & Demi Moore

Events


Kappa Cygnid meteor shower, radiant in Cygnus
Kappa Cygnid meteor shower, radiant in Cygnus
1290 Charles van Valois weds Margaretha van Anjou
1465 Battle at Montlh‚ry
1513 Battle at Eguinegatte/Guinegate: Maximilian & Henry III beat France
1570 King J nos Sigismund Z polyai signs secret treaty with Maximilian II
1625 Earnest Casimir of Nassau-Dietz appointed viceroy of Drenthe
1691 Yorktown Va founded
1717 Prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade
1743 Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton)
1745 Skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots
1748 "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies
1777 Americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington, Vt
1780 British decisively defeat Americans in Battle of Camden, SC
1794 Hungarian revolutionary Ign c Martinovics arrested in Vienna
1797 Comet C/1797 P1 (Bouvard-Herschel) approaches 0.0879 AUs of Earth
1812 Gen Hull surrenders Detroit & Michigan territory to England
1819 Manchester Massacre: English police charge unemployed demonstrators
1829 Siamese twins Chang & Eng Bunker arrive in Boston to be exhibited
1834 Charles Darwin climbs Mt Campana in Chile
1846 Gioacchino Rossini marries Olympe P‚lissier in Paris
1858 Britain's Queen Victoria telegraphs President James Buchanan
1861 Pres Lincoln prohibits Union states from trading with Confederacy
1861 Skirmishes at Fredericktown/Kirkville, Missouri
1863 Emancipation Proclamation signed
1863 Emancipation Proclamation signed
1863 Chickamauga campaign GA
1863 Emancipation Proclamation signed
1864 4th day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Virginia, Federal assault
1864 Battle of Front Royal VA (Guard Hill)
1864 Palace for People's industry official opens in Amsterdam
1870 Fred Goldsmith demonstrates curve ball isn't an optical illusion
1876 Opera "Siegfried" premieres in Bayreuth
1882 British under General Wolseley land in Alexandria
1890 Alexander Clark, journalist/lawyer, named minister to Liberia
1894 Indian chiefs from the Sioux & Onondaga tribes met to urge their people to renounce Christianity & return to their old Indian faith
1896 Gold discovered in Klondike, found at Bonanza Creek, Ala
1898 Edwin Prescott patents roller coaster
1903 Tigers play a home game in Toledo Ohio, Yanks win 12-8
1904 NYC begins building Grand Central Station
1905 Mbunga-rebellion occupy German post Ifakara East-Africa
1906 -17] 8.6 earthquake destroys Valparaiso Chile, fire kills 20,000
1907 Abd al-Hafid proclaims himself sultan of Morocco
1914 German army occupies last fort at Luik, Belgian general Leman caught
1914 Zapata & Pancho Villa over run Mexico
1915 KC's Alex Main no-hits Buffalo (Federal League), 5-0
1918 US troops overthrows Archangelsk
1920 Ray Chapman, of Indians is hit in head by Yanks' Carl Mays pitch; he dies next day, only major league fatality
1922 AT&T radio station WBAY becomes WEAF (NYC)
1924 38th US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla B Mallory (61 63)
1924 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
1924 Dutch-Turkish peace treaty signed
1927 1st HR hit out of Comiskey Park Chicago (NY Yankee Babe Ruth)
1934 US ends occupation of Haiti (been there since 1915)
1934 US explorer William Beebe descends 3,028' (923 m) in Bathysphere
1936 11th Olympic games closes in Berlin
1940 45 German aircrafts shot down over England
1942 Premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow
1943 1st Long Tom bombs on Italian mainland (from Sicily)
1943 Bulgarian czar Boris III visits Adolf Hitler
1944 2nd Canadian Division occupies Falaise Normandy
1944 Chartres freed
1944 Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London
1944 US 15th Army corp reaches Eure, surrounds Dreux
1946 Great Calcutta blood bath - Moslem/Hindu riot (3-4,000 die)
1947 Ralph Kiner becomes 1st Pirate to hit 3 consecutive HRs
1948 Arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem
1948 Israeli pound becomes legal tender
1950 West Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England
1953 KTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins
1953 Shah of Persia & princess Soraya flee to Baghdad & Rome
1954 "Sports Illustrated" magazine begins publishing
1954 200 pilgrims drown in Farahzad Iran rain storm flood
1955 Fiat Motors orders 1st private atomic reactor
1956 Adlai E Stevenson nominated as Democratic presidential candidate
1956 Indians' Rocky Colavito hits his 1st grand slam, Cleveland 5, Tigers 4
1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Seattle Golf Open
1959 USSR introduces installment buying
1960 Britain grants independence to crown colony of Cyprus
1960 Joseph Kittinger parachutes from balloon at 31,330 m (84,700')
1960 Republic of Congo (Zaire, Dem Rep of Congo) forms
1961 250,000 West Berliners demonstrate against East Berlin
1961 Martin L King protests for black voting right in Miami
1962 Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatle drummer
1963 Independence is restored to Dominican Republic
1964 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open Invitational
1964 St Louis Card Curt Flood gets 8 straight hits in a doubleheader
1965 AFL awards its 1st expansion franchise (Miami Dolphins)
1967 Cin Red Jim Maloney retires 19 Pirates, then gets injured & leaves
1967 WFIQ TV channel 36 in Florence, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 Woodstock festival begins in New York.
1969 Woodstock festival begins in New York.
1969 WATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, GA begins broadcasting
1969 Woodstock rock festival begins in NY
1970 Venera 7 launched by USSR for soft landing on Venus
1970 Venera 7 launched by USSR for soft landing on Venus
1970 52nd PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots 279 at Southern Hills OK
1970 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cincinnati Golf Open
1972 54th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich
1972 Morocco King Hassan II's B727 shot at
1972 Philip Potter appointed sect-gen of World council of Churches
1972 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1974 Ramones concert debut (NY's CBGBs)
1975 "Rodgers & Hart" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 108 perfs
1975 Peter Gabriel quits Genesis
1976 58th PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots a 281 at Congressional MD
1976 St Louis Cards beat San Diego Chargers 20-10 in Tokyo (NFL expo)
1977 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 Yanks blow 9-4 lead in 9th but beat Chicago 11-10 in bottom of 9th
1980 Bill Ward quits Black Sabbath
1980 Cozy Powell quits Rainbow
1980 Jools Holland quits Squeeze
1981 Highest score in World Cup soccor match (New Zealand-13, Fiji-0)
1981 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
1981 Mary Terstegge Meagher swims world record 100m butterfly (57.93)
1983 Paul Simon weds Carrie Fisher
1984 Andrea Doria's safe opened
1984 LA federal jury acquits auto maker John Z DeLorean on cocaine charges
1984 Largest harness racing purse ($2,161,000-Nihilator wins $1,080,500)
1984 NASA launches Ampte
1985 Madonna weds Sean Penn on her 27th birthday
1986 Sudan rebels shoot a Fokker's F-27 down, 57 killed
1986 "Papa Don't Preach," goes #1 for 2 weeks
1986 Madonna's "True Blue," album goes #1 for 5 weeks & her single
1987 Astrological Harmonic Convergence-Dawn of New Age
1987 NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs, 23-9
1987 Northwest Airlines 255 plane crashes in Detroit, 156 die (1 lives)
1987 Val Skinner wins LPGA MasterCard International Golf Pro-Am
1988 Butch Reynolds runs world record 400 m (43.29)
1988 IBM introduces software for artificial intelligence
1988 Jailed black nationalist Nelson Mandela struck with tuberculosis
1988 Mayor Koch says he plans to wipe out street-corner windshield washers
1989 Roger Kingdom of USA sets 110m hurdle record (12.92) in Zurich
1990 China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1990 Iraq orders 4000 Britons & 2500 Americans in Kuwait to Iraq
1991 Belgium census is 10,000,963 inhabitants
1991 Pres Bush declares recession is near an end
1992 20th du Maurier Golf Classic: Sherri Steinhaur
1992 74th PGA Championship: Nick Price shoots a 278 at Bellerive St Louis
1992 Moses Kiptanui runs world record 3k (7:28.96)
1994 Chandrika Kumaratungo's party wins Sri Lanka elections
1994 Shauna Gambill, 17, of California, crowned 12th Miss Teen USA
1997 For only 2nd time Stanley Cup leaves North America (heads to Russia)
1998 80th PGA Championship at Sahalee CC, Seattle WA
1998 Weetabix Women's British Golf Open

That's All....

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