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Thursday, August 29, 2019.



Birthdays


1387 Henry V, king of England (1413-22)/France (1416-19)
1434 Janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet/translator
1476 Kano Motonobu, Kyoto Japan, co-founder (Kano school of painting)
1561 Bartholomeus Pitiscus, German mathematician (Trigonometry)
1609 Sassoferrato, [Giovanni B Salvi], Italian painter (Madonna)
1619 Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister of Naval/baron
1632 John Locke, England, empiricist philosopher; disproved substance
1686 Wilhelm Hieronymus Pachelbel, composer
1773 Raphael G Kiesewetter, Austria musicologist (Arab Music)
1780 Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter (Valpincon Bather)
1808 Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch, German politician/reformer
1809 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Cambridge MA, physician/author (Old Ironsides)
1811 Henry Bergh, 1st president of SPCA
1815 Anna Ella Carroll, US, civil war writer (Reconstruction)
1842 Alfred Shaw, cricketer (pioneering England Test bowler)
1849 Titus A J van Asch van Wijck, Dutch governor Suriname (1891-97)
1851 Willem M d'Ablaing, Dutch lawyer
1855 Emil Pauer, composer
1862 P M B Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgium, poet (Blue Bird, Nobel 1911)
1874 Walter Field
1876 Charles F Kettering, Ohio, inventor (auto self-starter)
1877 Alfred DPR Pound, British admiral/1st Sealord (Jutland, WW II)
1879 Han Yong-woon, Hongsung County Korea, Zen teacher
1880 Marie-Louise Meilleur, Canada, lived past 117
1881 Edvin Kallstenius, composer
1881 Valery Nicolas Larbaud, France, novelist/translator (Enfantines)
1884 Ehm Welk, writer
1891 Michael Chekhov, Russia, actor (Abie's Irish Rose, Rhapsody)
1894 E Franklin Frazier, sociologist, died in 1962
1898 Preston Sturges
1898 Preston Sturges
1898 Preston Sturges
1898 Preston Sturges
1898 Preston Sturges
1898 Preston Sturges, [Edmund P Biden], Chic, director (Sullivan's Travels)
1899 George Macready, Providence RI, actor (Martin Peyton-Peyton Place)
1899 Lyman L Lemnitzer, Marine Corps general (WW II)
1900 Oscar Nitzchke, German architect (Alcoa building/Centre Pompidou)
1903 Ernst Kreuder, writer
1903 Olive Ann Beech, aircraft industry executive
1904 L. Roth --1968
1904 L. Roth --1968
1904 L. Roth --1968
1904 L. Roth --1968
1904 Werner Forssman, German urologist (Nobel 1956)
1904 L. Roth --1968
1905 Lan Adomian, composer
1905 Martinus A Jansen, Bishop of Rotterdam (1956-70)
1906 Lurene Tuttle, Pleasant Lake Ind, actress (Father of Bride, Julia)
1907 Joseph Wechsberg, Austria/US writer (Looking For a Bluebird)
1909 Francis Henry Smith, librarian
1909 Roy Reuther, Wheeling WV, labor leader
1910 Robert Pineda-Duque, composer
1912 Barry Sullivan, NYC, actor (Duffy's Tavern, Man Called X, Tall Man)
1912 Emil Schumacher, German painter (Tangible Objects)
1913 Len Butterfield, cricketer (NZ all-rounder, Test)
1915 Ingrid Bergman
1915 Ingrid Bergman
1915 Ingrid Bergman
1915 Ingrid Bergman
1915 Ingrid Bergman
1915 Denys Hay, historian
1915 Ingrid Bergman, Stockholm, actress (Casablanca, Cactus Flower)
1916 George Montgomery, Brady Mont, actor (Battle of Bulge, Hallucination)
1916 Leo Horn, Dutch soccer referee/columnist/businessman
1917 Isabel Sanford
1917 Isabel Sanford
1917 Isabel Sanford
1917 Isabel Sanford
1917 Isabel Sanford
1917 Isabel Sanford, NYC, actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family)
1918 Jelle Zijlstra, economist/minister/pres Netherlands Bank
1920 Charlie "Bird" Parker
1920 Charlie "Bird" Parker
1920 Charlie "Bird" Parker
1920 Charlie "Bird" Parker
1920 Charlie "Bird" Parker
1920 Charles White, Perth Amboy NJ, actor (Airpot 95, Serpico)
1920 Charlie "Bird" Parker, US jazz saxophonist
1920 Susan Damante Shaw, London England, actress (Wilderness Family)
1922 Emile Habibi, writer
1922 Yorgos Sicilianos, composer
1923 Richard Attenborough
1923 Richard Attenborough
1923 Richard Attenborough
1923 Richard Attenborough
1923 Richard Attenborough
1923 Hirulal Gaekwad, cricket all-rounder (Test for India 1952-53)
1923 Lester Albert Trimble, composer
1923 Reinier Braams, Dutch biophysicist/MP (VVD)
1923 Richard Attenborough, England, actor/director (Gandhi, Young Winston)
1924 Dinah Washington, Chicago, singer (What a Difference a Day Makes)
1924 James W Wood, USAF/astronaut (Dynasoar)
1925 Donald O'Connor, Chicago Ill, dancer/actor (Singing in the Rain)
1927 Marion Williams, US gospel singers (Stars of Faith)
1928 Dick O'Neill
1928 Dick O'Neill
1928 Dick O'Neill
1928 Dick O'Neill
1928 Dick O'Neill
1928 Charles Gray, Bournemouth England, actor (Clay-Rawhide)
1928 Thomas Stewart, San Saba Texas, baritone (La Roche Capriccio)
1929 Thom Gunn, Kent England, poet (The Wound)
1930 Marius J J van Amelsvoort, Dutch undersecretary (CDA)
1933 Jehan Sadat, 1st lady of Egypt
1933 Ramses Shaffy, Dutch cabaret actor (Zaak MP, Liefdesbekentenissen)
1934 David H Pryor, (Sen-D Arkansas, 1979- )
1934 Gene Allison, US R&B-singer (You Can Make It If You Try)
1934 Jean-Pierre Guezek, composer
1934 John Guy, cricketer (solid left-handed batsman for NZ in late 1950's)
1935 Hugo Brandt Corstius, Dutch essayist/mathematician
1936 John McCain
1936 John McCain
1936 John McCain
1936 John McCain
1936 John McCain
1936 Gilbert Amy, French composer (Coeur de Fum‚e)
1936 John McCain, (Rep-R-Arizona, 1983-86)
1937 James J Floria, (Rep-D-NJ, 1975-90/Gov-D-NJ, 1990-94)
1938 Elliott Gould
1938 Elliott Gould
1938 Elliott Gould
1938 Elliott Gould
1938 Elliott Gould
1938 Elliott Gould, Queens NY, actor (M*A*S*H, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice)
1939 William Friedkin
1939 William Friedkin
1939 William Friedkin
1939 William Friedkin
1939 William Friedkin
1939 William Friedkin, Chic, dir (Exorcist, Cruising, French Connection)
1940 James Brady, press secretary (wounded during Reagan assassin attempt)
1940 Wilhelm Ruska, Holland, judo champ (Olympic-gold-1972)
1941 Robin Leach
1941 Robin Leach
1941 Robin Leach
1941 Robin Leach
1941 Robin Leach
1941 Robin Leach, London England, TV host (Life Styles of Rich & Famous)
1942 Holmes Sterling Morrison, musician
1943 Mohamed Amin, cameraman
1943 Richard Halligan, Troy NY, rock vocalist (Blood Sweat & Tears)
1945 Chris Copping, Essex England, rock bassist (Procol Harum)
1945 Wyomia Tyus, Griffin Ga, 100m runner (Olympic-gold-1964, 68)
1946 Bob Beamon, Jamaica NY, high jumper (Olympics-gold-68, 29' 2«" 8.9m)
1948 Charles David Walker, astronaut (STS 12 STS 16 STS 23)
1949 Peter John Wiegold, composer
1950 Mark McHale, WLAF offensive line coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
1953 Rick Downey, rocker drummer/vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult)
1954 Chet Catallo, guitarist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
1954 Julio Fernandez, jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
1954 Michael P[aul] Kube-McDowell, US, sci-fi author (Enigma, Empery)
1955 Diamanda Galas, composer
1956 Edddie Murray, NFL kicker (Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings)
1956 Kelly Murray, Vancouver, Canadian Tour golfer (985 Alberta Open)
1957 Pim Kops, rock musician (Dike, Bloedend Heart)
1957 Therese Hession, LPGA golfer
1958 Michael Jackson
1958 Michael Jackson
1958 Michael Jackson
1958 Michael Jackson
1958 Michael Jackson
1958 Michael Jackson
1958 Michael Jackson
1958 Michael Jackson
1958 Michael Jackson
1958 Michael Jackson
1958 Michael Jackson, Gary Indiana, singer (Thriller, Bad)
1959 Chris Hadfield, Sarnia Ontario Canada, RCAF/astronaut (STS 74, sk: 99)
1959 Eddi Reader, rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love)
1961 Rebecca De Mornay, Santa Rose Cal, actress (Hand that Rocks Cradle)
1961 Tony MacAlpine, heavy metal rocker (Solo-Edge of Insanity)
1962 Carl Banks, NFL linebacker (Cleve Browns, NY Giants)
1963 Elizabeth Brown, minister healer/writer
1963 Greg Holmes, Covina Cal, tennis star
1963 Greg Steele, rocker (Faster Pussycat-Wake Me When It's Over)
1964 Jordi Arrese, Spain, tennis star
1965 Alphons Arts, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
1965 Will Perdue, NBA center (San Antonio Spurs)
1966 Dan Truman, St George Utah, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
1967 Shaun Van Allen, Shaunavon, NHL center (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1968 Darren Joseph, CFL fullback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1969 Amanda Hope, Austin TX, playmate (Jul, 1992)
1969 Brady Katytman, Greece NY, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
1969 Jerry Simons, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, Vitesse)
1970 Jacco Elringh, Netherlands, tennis star
1971 Dennis de Brown, soccer player (Sparta)
1972 Michael Roan, NFL tight end/halfback (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
1973 Devin Wyman, defensive tackle (New England Patriots)
1973 Jermane Mayberry, guard/tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
1973 Joe Carollo, WLAF G (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1973 Leigh Sherer, Jasper Alabama, Miss America (Alabama-Top 10-1996)
1974 Brad Boston, Sarnia Ontario, soling yachter (Olympics-96)
1976 Chris Renaud, Fredericton New Brunswick, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1976 Kasia Kulesza, Warsaw Poland, Canadian synchro swimmer (Oly-silver-96)
1976 Stephanie Worcester, Miss USA-Maine (1997)
1978 Aim‚e Michelle Voshell, Felton Delaware, Miss America-Delaware (1997)
1978 Larissa Meek, Miss Missouri Teen USA (1997)
1979 Natasha Fisher, Miss Nebraska Teen USA (1997)

Events


Zeta Draconid meteor shower, radiant in Draco
Zeta Draconid meteor shower, radiant in Draco
284 Gen Gaius Aurelius V Diocletianus Jovius (3) becomes emperor of Rome
284 Origin of Era of Diocletian (Martyrs)
1178 Anti-Pope Callistus III gives pope title to Alexander III
1261 Jacques Pantal‚on elected as Pope Urban IV
1475 Treaty of Picquigny] king Louis XI buys English contacts
1484 Giovanni B Cibo elected as Pope Innocent VIII
1526 Hungary conquered by Turks in Battle of Moh cs
1526 Hungary conquered by Turks in Battle of Moh cs
1526 Hungary conquered by Turks in Battle of Moh cs
1533 Last Incan King of Peru, Atahualpa, killed by Spanish conquerors
1533 Last Incan King of Peru, Atahualpa, killed by Spanish conquerors
1533 Francisco Pizarro orders death of last Incan King of Peru, Atahualpa
1540 Emperor Karel deprives city Gent definitive rights/privileges
1612 Battle at Surat India: English fleet beats Portuguese
1640 English King Charles I signed a peace treaty with Scotland
1655 Swedish king Karel X Gustaaf occupies Warsaw
1664 Adriaen Pieck/Gerrit de Ferry patent wooden firespout in Amsterdam
1708 English troops occupy Menorca & Sardinia
1708 Haverhill, Mass destroyed by French & Indians
1742 Edmond Hoyle published his "Short Treatise" on the card game whist
1756 England & France meet in war
1756 Prussian Libya occupies Saxson: beginning 7 years War
1758 New Jersey Legislature forms 1st Indian reservation
1776 Americans withdraw from Manhattan to Westchester
1786 Shay's Rebellion in Springfield, Mass
1792 English warship Royal George capsizes in Spithead; kills 900
1793 Slaves in French colony of St Domingue (Haiti) freed
1831 Michael Faraday demonstrates 1st electric transformer
1842 Gr Britain & China sign Treaty of Nanking, ends Opium war
1844 1st white-indian lacrosse game in Montreal, Indians win
1854 Self-governing windmill patented (Daniel Halladay)
1862 2nd Battle of Bull Run (Manassas) begins
1862 Battle of Aspromonte-Italian royal forces defeat rebels
1862 Battle of Bull Run, VA (Manassas, Gainesville, Bristoe Station)
1862 US Bureau of Engraving & Printing begins operation
1864 William Huggins discovers chemical composition of nebulae
1882 Australia beat England by 7 runs "Death of English cricket"
1882 Fred Spofforth completes 14-90 for match v England (7-46 & 7-44)
1883 Seismic sea waves created by Krakatoa eruption create a rise in English Channel 32 hrs after explosion
1885 Gottlieb Daimler receives German patent for a motorcycle
1885 Phillies Charlie Ferguson no-hits Providence 1-0
1885 Boxing's 1st heavyweight title fight with 3-oz gloves & 3-minute rounds fought between John L Sullivan & Dominick McCaffrey
1889 1st American Intl pro lawn tennis contest (Newport RI)
1896 Chop suey invented in NYC by chef of visiting Chinese Ambassador
1896 Chop suey invented in NYC by chef of visiting Chinese Ambassador
1896 Chop suey invented in NYC by chef of visiting Chinese Ambassador
1904 3rd modern Olympic Games opens in St Louis
1905 Pierre de Brazza leaves Brazzaville
1906 Bridge in St Lawrence Canada caves in; 70 die
1906 William J Clothier wins the US Tennis Open
1908 NY gives a ticker tape parade to returning US Olympians from London
1909 AH Latham of France sets world airplane altitude record of 155 m
1909 World's 1st air race held in Rheims France. Glenn Curtiss (USA) wins
1913 Pieter Cort Van de Linden forms Dutch govt
1914 4th day of Tannenberg: Russian Narev-army panics, Gen Martos caught
1914 Arizonian is 1st vessel to arrive in SF via Panama Canal
1914 Battle at St Quentin: French counter attack under General Lanrezac
1916 Congress creates US Naval reserve
1916 Gen Von Hindenburg becomes German Chief of Staff
1916 Transportship Hsin-Yu & cruiser Hai-Yung collide; 1000 die
1916 US Congress accept Jones Act: Philippines independence
1916 Von Hindenburg replaces Von Falkenhayn as German chief of staff
1924 German Republic day accepts Dawes plan
1925 After a night on the town, Babe Ruth shows up late for batting practice Miller Huggins suspends Ruth & slaps a $5,000 fine on him
1929 German airship Graf Zeppelin ends a round-the-world flight
1932 International Anti-War Committee forms in Amsterdam
1932 United Cigar Stores shuts 800 shops
1935 2nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 5, All-Stars 0 (77,450)
1937 Phila A's Bob Johnson is 2nd to get 6 RBIs in an inning (1st)
1939 Chaim Weizmann informs England that Palestine Jews will fight in WW II
1940 7th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 45, All-Stars 28 (84,567)
1941 German Einsatzkommando in Russia kills 1,469 Jewish children
1943 Denmark scuttles their warships so as not to be taken by Germany
1944 15,000 American troops liberating Paris march down Champs Elysees
1944 Anti German rebellion in Slovakia
1945 British liberate Hong Kong from Japan
1945 Gen MacArthur named Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in Japan
1947 Constantine Tsaldaris follows Maximos as Greece premier
1949 USSR explodes its 1st atomic bomb
1949 USSR explodes its 1st atomic bomb
1949 USSR explodes its 1st atomic bomb
1950 Intl Olympic Committee votes admission to West Germany & Japan in '52
1953 KHSL TV channel 12 in Chico, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 USSR explodes its 1st hydrogen bomb
1954 San Francisco International Airport (SFO) opens.
1954 San Francisco International Airport (SFO) opens.
1954 SF International Airport (SFO) opens
1956 French govt routes troops to Cyprus near Suez crisis
1957 Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957
1957 Strom Thurmond (Sen-D-SC) ends 24 hr filibuster against civil rights
1958 Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colo
1958 George Harrison joins Quarrymen (Lennon-McCartney-Best-Sutcliffe)
1960 Jordan premier Hazza-el-Madjali deadly injured at bomb attack
1962 Some provisions of Kuwaiti constitution are suspended
1962 US U-2 flight sees SAM launch pads in Cuba
1963 Harmon Killebrew (Twins) HRs off Pete Burnside (Senators) in DH
1964 "Funny Thing Happened" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 965 perfs
1964 Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" released
1964 On Elston Howard Night, Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record (1,330)
1965 Astronauts Cooper & Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5
1965 Willie Mays sets NL record for HRs in a month with his 17th of August
1966 Beatles last public concert (Candlestick Park, SF)
1966 Dutch Internal minister Smallenbroek resigns after driving drunk
1967 Final TV episode of "Fugitive"
1967 Yanks longest day, Red Sox take 1st game 2-1 in 9, Yanks win 2nd game in 20, 4-3 a total of 8 hours & 19 minutes
1968 1st US Open tennis match (Billie Jean King beats Dr Vija Vuskains)
1968 Democratics nominate Hubert H Humphrey for president (Chicago)
1968 Norwegian king Harald V marries Sonja
1969 Joe Pepitone quits Yanks after being fined $500 for leaving the bench
1969 KYUS TV channel 3 in Miles City, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1970 Black Panthers confront cops in Phila (1 cop killed)
1972 SF Giant Jim Barr retires 1st 20 batters he faces added to last 21 he retired 6 days earlier for record 41 in a row
1974 USSR performs underground nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1975 Star in Cygnus goes nova becoming 4th brightest in sky
1976 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
1977 St Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3
1978 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1978 USTA National Tennis Center opens in Flushing NY
1979 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 Sheridan Broadcasting Corp purchases Mutual Black Network
1981 28th Walker Cup: US wins 15-9
1981 Phillies minor leaguer Jeff Stone steals pro baseball record 121st base en route to 122 (Spartanburg (South Atlantic League))
1982 38řF lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August
1982 George Brett gets his 1,500th hit
1982 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
1982 Steve Miller's "Abracadabra" hits #1
1985 Atlantis moves to launch pad for 51-J mission
1985 Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation
1985 NY Yank Don Baylor is hit by a pitch for a record 190th time
1986 Heike Drechsler of E Germany ties world women's 200 m mark (21.71s)
1986 Morocco king Hassan II signs unity treaty with Libya
1987 Nolan Ryan passes the 200-strikeout barrier for record 11th time
1987 Rosa Mota becomes wins female Rome marathon (2:25:17)
1988 Macy's Tap-o-Mania sets Guiness record
1988 USSR launches 3 cosmonauts (Valery Polyakav, 1 Afghan) to station Mir
1990 C-5 transport plane crashes at Ramstein AFB, Germany, killing 13
1990 Saddam Hussein declares America can't beat Iraq
1991 JFK Jr wins his 1st battle as an attorney
1991 USSR suspends Communist Party activities
1992 Largest wrestling crowd out side of US (75,000) at Wembley Stadium
1992 Randy Myers blows his 6th save of the season & it marks the 5th time he's blown a potential win for Greg Harris
1992 Brave's Charlie Leibrandt 1,000th strikeout & decides to keep the ball He rolls it to the dugout, allows Ricky Jordan to take 2nd on error
1993 21st du Maurier Golf Classic: Brandie Burton
1993 93rd US Golf Amateur Championship won by John Harris
1993 Actress Elke Sommer (52) weds Wolf Walther (46)
1993 Actress Marlee Matlin (28) weds Kevin Grandalski (28)

That's All....

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