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Wednesday, August 28, 2019.



Birthdays


865 Rhazes, [Abu Bakr Mohammed ibn Zakarijja al-Razi], Persian physician
1476 Motonoboe, Japanese painter (Kano-school)
1592 George Villiers, 1st duke of Buckingham/PM (1625-28)
1673 Conrad Michael Schneider, composer
1700 Carolomannus Pachschmidt, composer
1713 Louis A A Count d'Affry, French general/ambassador to Netherland
1748 Amalia Frstin von Gallitzin, wife of Russian monarch Golitsyn
1749 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, social philosopher
1749 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Frankfurt, social philosopher (Faust)
1749 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, social philosopher
1754 Peter Winter, composer
1774 Elizabeth Ann Seton
1774 Elizabeth Ann Seton
1774 Elizabeth Ann Seton
1774 Elizabeth Ann Seton
1774 Elizabeth Ann Seton
1774 Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, 1st American Catholic saint (1975)
1775 Sophie Gail, composer
1794 Johannes Zwijsen, archbishop (Utrecht Netherlands)
1795 Joannes A Paredis, Belgian Bishop of Roermond
1798 Gershom Jaques Van Brunt, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1863
1801 Antoine A Cournot, French philosopher/mathematician (rule of Cournot)
1824 Carel JCH van Nispen of Sevenaer, Dutch Catholic politician
1826 Walter Cecil Macfarren, composer
1827 Teresa Milanollo, composer
1828 Leo Tolstoi, Russian writer (War & Peace, Anna Karenina) [OS]
1828 William Alexander Hammond, Brig General (Union Army), died in 1900
1829 Albert Dietrich, composer
1831 Fredrick Vilhelm Ludvig Norman, composer
1831 Lucy Ware Webb Hayes, 1st lady (1877-81)
1833 Edward Burne-Jones, England, Pre-Raphaelite painter/designer
1840 Ira D Sankey, US evangelist/composer/singer (Gospel hymns)
1842 Willem Linnig jr, Flemish painter/graphic artist
1860 Marianne V von Werefkin, Russian/German/Swiss painter [OS]
1872 Alfred Baldwin Sloan, composer
1878 George Hoyt Whipple, US, astrophysicist (Nobel-1934)
1881 Arne Eggen, composer
1882 Carl W de Vries, Dutch jurist (Unknown Thorbecke)
1882 Ernst Wei, writer
1883 E E Clive, Monmouthshire Wales, actor (Night Must Fall, Dark Hour)
1885 Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, composer
1887 Daniel Zamudio, composer
1889 Charles Boyer, France, actor (Algiers, Fanny, Barefoot in the Park)
1890 Ivor Gurney, composer
1891 Stanley Andrews, Chicago IL, actor (Shine on Harvest Moon)
1894 Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter/sculptor (Iron Tower)
1894 Karl Bhm, Austrian conductor/composer
1897 Morris Ankrum, IL, actor (Kronos, Half Human, Earth vs Flying Saucers)
1898 Ludwig Turek, writer
1899 Charles Boyer
1899 Charles Boyer
1899 Charles Boyer
1899 Charles Boyer
1899 Charles Boyer
1901 Cornelis J Kelk, Dutch writer (Dance of Young Feet)
1901 Paul Henry Lang, Budapest, critic/musicologist (NY Herald Tribune)
1903 Rudolph Wagner-Regeny, composer
1905 Cyril Walters, cricketer (solid England batsman of 30's)
1905 Sam Levene, Russia, actor (Demon, Gung Ho, Boomerang)
1906 John Betjeman, poet laureate of England (Mt Zion)
1907 Philip A Edwards, Brit Guiana, runner (Olympic-bronze-1928, 32, 36)
1908 Roger Tory Peterson, NY, ornithologist/writer (How to Know Birds)
1911 Jose Antonio Giron de Velasco, politician
1911 Joseph MAH Luns, foreign minister/secr-general (NATO)
1912 Ruurd Faber, mayor of Aalten (1971-75)
1913 John Terence Reese, bridge master
1913 Lindsay Hassett, cricketer (great Australian bat & capt after Bradman)
1913 Richard Tucker, [Reuben Ticker], Brooklyn NY, Tenor (NY Met Opera)
1914 Glenn Osser, Munising Mich, orch leader (Paul Whiteman Goodyear Revue)
1916 C Wright Mills, sociologist, writer (The Power Elite) [or May 28]
1916 Jack [Holbrook] Vance, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugo, Dirdir, Pnume)
1917 Jack Kirby, cartoonist (X-Men, Spiderman, Hulk, Capt America)
1918 Alejandro Lanusse, army officer/politician
1919 Ernest H Martin, [Markowitz], producer (Feuer & Martin-Chorus Line)
1921 Joop Doderer, Velsen Netherlands, actor (Swiebertje)
1921 Nancy Kulp, Harrisburg PA, actress (Miss Hathaway-Beverly Hillbillies)
1924 Janet Frame, NZ, novelist (Intensive Care, Owls Do Cry)
1924 Peggy Ryan, Long Beach Calif, actress (Jenny-Hawaii Five-0)
1924 Tony MacGibbon, NZ cricket fast bowler (took 70 wickets in 1950's)
1924 Vilayat Khan, composer
1925 Donald O'Connor
1925 Donald O'Connor
1925 Donald O'Connor
1925 Donald O'Connor
1925 Donald O'Connor
1925 Arkadi N Strugazki, USSR, sci-fi author (Tale of the Troika)
1925 John Gillett, film researcher
1925 Marvin Davis, Newark NJ, CEO (Davis Oil Company)
1928 James Wild, music teacher
1929 Istvn Kertsz, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Budapest Opera 1953-57)
1929 Rokie Roker, Miami Fla, actress (Helen-Jeffersons)
1930 Ben Gazzara
1930 Ben Gazzara
1930 Ben Gazzara
1930 Ben Gazzara
1930 Ben Gazzara
1930 Ben Gazzara, NYC, actor (Run for Your Life, QB VII)
1931 John Perkins, rocker (Crew Cuts)
1931 John Shirley-Quirk, Liverpool England, baritone (Death in Venice)
1932 Andy Bathgate, Canada, NY Ranger (1958 NHL MVP)
1932 Carlene Polite, US dancer/activist/author (Sister X)
1932 [Moriyuki] Pat Morita, Isleton CA, actor (Hiroshima, Karate Kid)
1936 Harry McLevy, trade Unionist
1937 12th duke of Argyll, Scottish Campbell-captain/large landowner
1939 Cassie Mackin, newswoman (NBC TV)
1939 Clem Cattini, rocker
1939 Edward Patten, US soul singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
1940 Richard Sanders, actor (Les Nessman-WKRP)
1940 William S Cohen, (Sen-R Maine, 1979- )
1941 Paul Peter Plishka, Old Forge Penn, bass (Bronx Botanical Gardens)
1943 David Soul
1943 David Soul
1943 David Soul
1943 David Soul
1943 David Soul
1943 Anne "Honey" Lantree, rocker
1943 David Soul, [Solberg] Chicago, actor (Starsky & Hutch)
1943 Lou Pinella, Yankee manager (1969 AL rookie of the year)
1945 Bruno Nuytten, director (Camille Claudel)
1947 Alice Playton, NYC, actress (Who Killed Mary Whats 'er Name)
1948 Daniel Seraphine, Chicago, rock drummer (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now)
1948 Murray Parker, cricketer (brother of John Three Tests for NZ 1976)
1948 Vonda N[eel] McIntyre, US, sci-fi author (Star Trek II, III, IV)
1949 Hugh Cornwell, rocker (The Stranglers-Dreamtime)
1950 Ron "Louisiana Lightning" Guidry, Yankee pitcher (Cy Young 1978)
1951 Dave Hlubek, rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet)
1951 Wayne Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie)
1953 Gates McFadden, Columbus Ohio, actress (Star Trek Next Generation)
1956 Beverley Goddard-Callender, Barbados, 4x100m (Olympic-bronze-1980, 84)
1957 Daniel Stern
1957 Daniel Stern
1957 Daniel Stern
1957 Daniel Stern
1957 Daniel Stern
1957 Daniel Stern, Stamford Ct, actor (City Slickers, Wonder Years)
1957 Rick Rossovich, Palo Alto CA, actor (Top Gun, Roxanne, ER)
1958 Scott Hamilton
1958 Scott Hamilton
1958 Scott Hamilton
1958 Scott Hamilton
1958 Scott Hamilton
1958 Scott Scovell Hamilton, Toledo Oh, ice skater (Olympic-gold-1984)
1959 Mary Murphy, Birmingham MI, LPGA golfer (1990 US Women's Open-5th)
1960 Cunningham T Ngcukana, South African worker's union leader
1960 Emma Samms, [Samuels], London, actress (Colby's, General Hospital)
1960 Leroy Chiao, Milwaukee Wisc, astronaut (STS 65, 72, sk: 92)
1961 Kim Appleby, rocker (Mel & Kim-Coming to America)
1962 Richard Elliott Fehr, Seattle WA, PGA golfer (1986 BC Open)
1963 Abe Button, soccer player (Vitesse)
1963 Regina Marie Jacobs, LA CA, 800m/1500m runner (Olympics-10th-1996)
1963 Reyna Thompson, NFL cornerback (NY Giants)
1964 Lee MacLeod Janzen, Austin MN, PGA golfer (1993 US Open)
1965 Shania Twain
1965 Shania Twain
1965 Shania Twain
1965 Shania Twain
1965 Shania Twain
1965 James Jagger, son of Mick Jagger & Jerry Hall
1966 Jerry Fehily, rocker (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go)
1966 Teresa Zarzeczny Bell, Washington Crossing NJ, rower (Oly-silver-1996)
1967 Chris Armstrong, CFL slot back (Montreal Alouettes)
1967 Darren Lewis, Berkeley CA, outfielder (Chic White Sox)
1968 Scarlet Annette Morgan, Pfafftown NC, Miss NC-America-1991
1968 Tom Fitzgerald, Melrose, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
1969 Jason Priestley
1969 Jason Priestley
1969 Jason Priestley
1969 Jason Priestley
1969 Jason Priestley
1969 Jason Priestley, Vancouver BC, actor (Brandon-Beverly Hills 90210)
1969 Mary McCartney, daughter of Beatle Paul McCartney
1969 Pierre Turgeon, Rouyn, NHL center (NY Islanders, Montreal Canadiens)
1970 Gavin Maxwell, Mississauga Ontario, canoeist (Olympics-96)
1970 Jaime Fields, NFL/WLAF linebacker (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores)
1971 Janet Evans, Fullerton CA, 400m/800m swimmer (Oly-4 gold-88, 92, 96)
1971 Olaf Sheep, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, NAC)
1971 Raul Marquez, Mexico, US boxer (Olympic-92)
1971 Scott Eldredge, Chatham Mass, 1996 World Mens' Champion
1971 Shane Andrews, Dallas TX, infielder (Montreal Expos)
1971 Todd Eldredge, Chatham Mass, figure skater (1997 National Sr champ)
1972 Darby Hendrickson, Richfield Minn, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994)
1972 Mike Cawley, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1973 Eric Lindros, NHLer (Phila Flyers)
1974 Mark Smith, defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
1982 LeAnn Rimes
1982 LeAnn Rimes
1982 LeAnn Rimes
1982 LeAnn Rimes
1982 LeAnn Rimes
1982 Le Ann Rimes, country singer (Blue, Holiday in Your Heart)

Events


Zeta Draconid meteor shower, radiant in Draco
Zeta Draconid meteor shower, radiant in Draco
476 German ruler Odoacer captures Pavia
476 West Roman Empire formally disbands/emperor Romulus August ousted
1521 Turkish sultan Suleiman I's troops occupy Belgrade
1565 St Augustine, Fla established
1565 St Augustine, Fla established
1565 Oldest city in the US, St Augustine Fla, established
1609 Delaware Bay explored by Henry Hudson for the Netherlands
1609 Delaware Bay explored by Henry Hudson for the Netherlands
1609 Henry Hudson, discovers & explores Delaware Bay
1619 Ferdinand II elected Holy Roman Emperor
1632 Henry Casimir I appointed viceroy of Drenthe
1637 WIC-colonel Hans Koin conquerors Fort Elmina, West Africa
1655 New Amsterdam & Peter Stuyvesant bars Jews from military service
1789 William Herschel discovers Enceladus, satellite of Saturn
1789 William Herschel discovers Enceladus, satellite of Saturn
1789 Sir William Herschel discovers Saturn's moon Enceladus
1828 Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy was born near Tula.
1828 Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy was born near Tula.
1830 1st locomotive in US, "Tom Thumb," runs from Balt to Ellicotts Mill
1837 Pharmacists John Lea & William Perrins manufactures Worcester Sauce
1840 9 Jewish prisoners are released from Damascus jails
1849 Venice under Daniele Manin surrenders to Austrians under Radetsky, after been under siege since July 20 after proclaiming independence
1850 Richard Wagner's opera "Lohengrin" premieres at Weimar Germany
1861 Battle of Fort Hatteras NC
1862 Battle of Thoroughfare Gap VA
1862 Battle of Groveton, VA (Manassas Plains) [->AUG 19] US7000 CS7000
1862 Belle Boyd released from Old Capital Prison in Washington, DC
1867 US occupies Midway Islands in Pacific
1879 Battle at Ulundi: Lord Chelmsford beats king Cetshwayo's Zuluz
1883 Slavery banned throughout British Empire
1884 1st known photograph of a tornado is made near Howard SD
1884 Mickey Welsh strikes-out 1st 9 men he faces
1907 United Parcel Service begins service, in Seattle
1907 United Parcel Service begins service, in Seattle
1907 United Parcel Service begins service, in Seattle
1908 14th US Golf Open: Fred McLeod shoots a 322 at Myopia Hunt Club Mass
1911 45.7 cm rainfall at St George, Georgia (state record)
1913 Queen Wilhelmina opens Peace Palace (The Hague)
1914 3rd day of battle at Tannenberg: violent German/Russian battles
1914 Battle at Helgoland: British fleet beats German, 1100 killed
1914 John French evacuate Amiens
1916 Germany declares war on Romania
1916 Italy declares war against Germany during WW I
1917 10 suffragists were arrested as they picketed the White House
1917 10 suffragists were arrested as they picketed the White House
1917 10 suffragists arrested as they picket White House
1918 Tris Speaker suspended for season due to assault on ump Tom Connolly
1919 General John Smuts becomes premier of South Africa
1920 19th amendment acknowledges women's rights
1921 2nd Pan-African Congress meets (London, Brussels & Paris)
1921 Babe Ruth starts streak of an extra-base hit in 9 straight games
1922 1st Walker Cup: US beats England 8-4
1922 Albert von Tilzer & Neville Fleesons musical premieres in NYC
1922 WEAF in NYC airs 1st radio coml (Queensboro Realty-$100 for 10 mins)
1925 Meteorite falls on Ellemeet, Schouwen, Devil Island
1926 Indian Emil Levsen pitches complete doubleheader victory (Red Sox)
1929 Frank Woolley scores his 100th first-class hundred
1938 Mauthausen concentration camp opens in Austria
1938 Northwestern U awards honorary degree to dummy Charlie McCarthy
1938 On Connie Mack Day at Shibe Park, the A's win a doubleheader
1939 "Monty" becomes commandant of 3rd "Iron" Infantry division
1939 Netherland mobilizes
1939 Sammy Fain/Jack Yellen's musical "George White's Scandals" premieres
1940 French colonies Cameroon/Congo-Brazzaville support Gen De Gaulle
1941 8th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 37, All-Stars 13 (98,203)
1941 Last meeting of resistance fighter Comte d'Estienne d'Orves
1942 9th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 21, All-Stars 0 (101,100)
1942 Gunther Hagg (Sweden) sets world record for 3,000m (8:01.2)
1942 Transport nr 25 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1943 Denmark, declares a universal strike against Nazi occupiers
1943 Mussolini transfered from La Maddalena Sardinia to Gran Sasso
1944 Last German troops in Marseille surrendered & Toulon cleared
1944 US air raid on Ambon
1949 38th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
1949 Riot prevents Paul Robeson from singing near Peekskill NY
1950 Earle & Roy Mack, purchase 54% of A's from Connie Mack Jr
1951 Braves sell pitcher Johnny Sain to the Yankees for $50,000
1951 Pirates snap NY Giants 16 game win streak
1952 German & Israeli reach accord about recovery payments
1952 Jakob Malik succeeds Zorine as Foreign minister
1953 "Me & Juliet" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 358 performances
1955 1st NFL preseason sudden death football, Rams beats Giants 23-17
1955 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament
1956 England retain cricket Ashes, Jim Laker 46 wickets in the series
1957 Sen Thurmond begins 24-hr filibuster against civil rights bill
1958 Nellie Fox sets record for consecutive games without striking out (98)
1960 White Sox Ted Kluzewski's 3-run HR is disallowed as ump called time
1962 55.9 cm rainfall at Hackberry, Louisiana (state record)
1962 Dr Geza DeKaplany tortures wife with acid
1962 Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)"
1963 Martin Luther King Jr. announces, "I have a dream," to a quarter-million demonstrators at March on Washington.
1963 Martin Luther King Jr. announces, "I have a dream," to a quarter-million demonstrators at March on Washington.
1963 Martin Luther King Jr. announces, "I have a dream," to a quarter-million demonstrators at March on Washington.
1963 Martin Luther King Jr. announces, "I have a dream," to a quarter-million demonstrators at March on Washington.
1963 Martin Luther King Jr. announces, "I have a dream," to a quarter-million demonstrators at March on Washington.
1963 200,000 demonstrate for equal rights in Washington, DC
1963 Evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle & Bellevue opens
1963 Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream speech" at Lincoln Memorial
1964 Race riot in Philadelphia
1964 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 US weather satellite Nimbus 1 launched
1964 WEWS-TV Channel 5's "Upbeat" debuts in Cleveland
1965 Astronauts Cooper & Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5
1965 Astronauts Cooper & Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5
1966 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Glass City Golf Classic
1967 Asif Iqbal & Intikhab Alam make 190 stand for 9th wkt v Eng
1967 Boston signs 1st free-agent outfielder Ken Harrelson for $75,000 bonus
1968 1 day marriage of character Murphy Brown
1968 Police & anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Dem Natl Conven
1970 Phillies Larry Bowa steals home for 2nd time in 1970
1972 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1973 "Monster Mash" goes gold
1973 "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple goes gold
1973 6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527
1973 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1973 India & Pakistan sign POW accord
1973 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1974 Soyuz 15 returns to Earth
1976 NY Cosmos beat Seattle Sounders 2-1 for NASL cup
1976 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1977 Bonnie Lauer wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1977 NY Yankee Ron Guidry faces just 28 men & beats Texas Rangers 1-0
1977 Nolan Ryan strikes out 300 batters for 5th straight year
1977 NY Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders, 2-1, at Civic Stadium in Portland Ore, winning their 2nd North American Soccer League championship
1978 Donald Vesco rode 21'-long Kawasaki motorcycle at 318.598 mph
1978 Ja'afar Sharif-Emami appointed premier of Iran
1979 IRA bomb explodes on Brussels Great Market
1979 Train crash at Nijmegen, 7 die
1981 John Hinckley Jr pleads innocent in attempt to kill Pres Reagan
1981 Sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken)
1981 National Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis & Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men
1982 "Sugar Babies" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 1208 perfs
1982 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1983 "Mame" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 41 performances
1983 Greg Luzinski is 1st player to put 3 HRs onto roof at Comiskey Park
1983 Israeli PM Menachem Begin announces resignation
1983 Joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour
1983 Pat Bradley wins Columbia Savings Golf Classic
1984 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1986 Bolivia president Victor Paz Estensoro calls state of siege
1986 Largest wrestling crowd in Canada (69,300) at Toronto Stadium
1986 Tina Turner's star unveiled in Hollywood
1986 US Navy officer Jerry A Whitworth sentenced to 365 years for spying
1987 Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams & Willie McCovey with 522 HRs
1988 40th Emmy Awards: 30something, Wonder Years & Richard Kiley
1988 70 killed in crash of 3 Italian AF fighters at air show in Germany
1988 88th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Eric Meeks
1988 Italian stunt flyers crashes in flames in West Germany, killing 50
1988 Patty Jordan wins LPGA Ocean State Golf Open
1988 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
1989 1st regular-season matchup of defending Cy Young Award winners
1989 Frank Viola & Mets outduel Orel Hershiser & Dodgers 1-0
1990 Cub's Ryne Sandberg is 1st 2nd baseman to hit 30 HRs, consecutively
1990 Stefan Edberg (#1 seeded player) loses in 1st round to Alex Volkov
1991 Lexington Ave IRT subway train derails at Union Square, 5 die
1991 Red Tom Browning vs Expo Dennis Martinez both perfect game pitcher
1992 Test Cricket debut of Muttiah Muralitharan, vs Australia at Colombo
1993 Dam breaks in Qinghai West China, 223 killed
1993 Jakovlev-42 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 76 killed
1993 Long Beach Calif beats Panama for little league world championship
1993 Singapore vice-premier Teng Cheong elected president
1994 1st Japanese gay pride parade
1994 22nd du Maurier Golf Classic: Martha Nause
1994 94th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
1995 Last day of Test Cricket for Richie Richardson
1995 Northants 7-781 decl defeat Nottinghamshire 527 & 157
1996 Liam Botham takes 5-67 on 1st-class debut Hants v Middlesex
1997 32nd Ryder Cup: at Sotogrande Spain
1997 Belgian amusement park riders were stuck upside down for 90 minutes

That's All....

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