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Friday, August 31, 2018.



Birthdays


12 Caligula, [Gaius C‘sar], 3rd Roman emperor (37-41 AD)
161 Lucius A A Coomodus, emperor of Rome (180-91)
1569 Djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India
1602 Amalia, countess of Solms-Braunfels, wife of Gov Frederik Hendrik
1663 Guillaume Amontons, French physicist
1696 Johann Paul Kunzen, composer
1741 Johann Paul Aegidius Martini, composer
1748 Jean-Etienne Despreaux, composer
1749 Radistschew, writer
1755 Johann Ignaz Walter, composer
1775 Francois de Paule Jacques Raymond de Fossa, composer
1811 Goode Bryan, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1885
1811 Th‚ophile Gautier, Tarbas France, writer/poet (Albertus)
1821 Vaclav Hugo Zavrtal, composer
1822 Fitz John Porter, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1901
1823 Galusha Aaron Grow, MC (Union), died in 1907
1828 George Leonard Andrews, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1834 Amilcare Ponchielli, Paderno Italy, composer (I Lituani)
1852 Georges/Joris Helleputte, Belgian Catholic minister
1855 Stefan Surzynski, composer
1856 Nikoghayos Fadeyi Tigranyan, composer
1864 Max Wilhelm Zach, composer
1870 Maria Montessori
1870 Maria Montessori
1870 Maria Montessori
1870 Maria Montessori
1870 Maria Montessori
1870 Maria Montessori, Italy, educator (spontaneous response)
1878 Albert Riemenschneider, composer
1879 Joshihito, emperor of Japan (1912-26)
1879 Viktor Alexandrovich Uspensky, composer
1880 Wilhelmina HPM, queen of the Netherlands (1898-1948)
1884 George Al Sarton, Belgian/US historian
1885 DuBose Heyward, novelist (Porgy)
1887 Friedrich A Paneth, Austrian/British chemist
1888 Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano)
1889 A Provost Idell, father of modern volleyball
1892 Claire DuBrey, Bonner's Ferry ID, actress (Lightnin' in the Forest)
1895 Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer
1897 Frederic March, Wisc, actor (Dr Jeckyll-Acad Awards 1932/1946)
1897 Marianne Bruns, writer
1899 Paul E Garber, US founder/1st curator of National Air & Space Museum
1899 Walter Muller von Kulm, composer
1900 Roland Culver, London England, actor (Thunderball, Encore)
1903 Arthur Godfrey
1903 Arthur Godfrey
1903 Arthur Godfrey
1903 Arthur Godfrey
1903 Arthur Godfrey
1903 Arthur Godfrey, NYC, radio/TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout)
1903 Bernard Lovell, England, radio astronomer, founded Jodrell Bank
1905 Dore Schary, producer/writer/director (Act 1, Boys Town, Big City)
1905 Sal Tas, Dutch journalist & CIA agent (Het Parool) [or 1897]
1906 Vivienne Byerley, publicist
1907 August F Hawkins, (Rep-D-CA, 1963- )
1907 Ram¢n Magsaysay, Philippines, statesman (US Legion of Merit-1952)
1908 William Saroyan
1908 William Saroyan
1908 William Saroyan
1908 William Saroyan
1908 William Saroyan
1908 Lab Rachel Katherine Hamilton-Russell ouchere, local historian
1908 Peter Conrad Baden, composer
1908 William Saroyan, US, novelist/playwright (Time of Your Life)
1911 Hilde Jarecki, educationist
1912 Ramon Vinay, operatic tenor/baritone
1912 Reinoud Anders, [Lady Blits], Dutch actor (Hamlet)
1913 Michiel P Gorsira, 1st Dutch Antillean in charge of Cura‡ao (1951-67)
1914 Richard Basehart, Zanesville Oh, actor (Voyage to Bottom of Sea)
1916 Daniel Schorr, broadcast journalist (CBS)
1918 Alan Jay Lerner
1918 Alan Jay Lerner
1918 Alan Jay Lerner
1918 Alan Jay Lerner
1918 Alan Jay Lerner
1918 Alan Jay Lerner, lyricist composer (Lerner & Loewe-My Fair Lady)
1918 Lucrecia Roces Kasilag, composer
1920 James Lanphier, NY, actor (Flight of Lost Balloon)
1923 Larry White Grayson, British comedian (Generation Game)
1923 Serafina K "Sera" Anstadt, Polish/Dutch actress/author
1924 Buddy Hackett
1924 Buddy Hackett
1924 Buddy Hackett
1924 Buddy Hackett
1924 Buddy Hackett
1924 Buddy [Leonard] Hackett, Bkln, comedian (God's Little Acre, Music Man)
1924 Klaus Hashagen, composer
1926 Georgiy Petrovich Katys, Russia, cosmonaut (Voskhod 1 backup)
1926 Jan de Koning, minister of Agriculture/Social Businesses (CDA)
1928 James Coburn
1928 James Coburn
1928 James Coburn
1928 James Coburn
1928 James Coburn
1928 James Coburn, Laurel Nebr, actor (Our Man Flint, Magnificent Seven)
1928 Jeremy Stephen Maas, writer/art dealer
1929 Julio Ramon Ribeyro, writer
1930 Owen B Pickett, (Rep-D-Virginia)
1930 Tiny Little Jr, Worthington Minn, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show)
1931 Dan Rather, news anchor (CBS-TV)
1931 Jean Marc Beliveau, NHL center (Montreal Canadiens, 10 Stanley Cups)
1932 Benito Wogatzki, writer
1932 Robert [Franklin] Adams, US, sci-fi author (Castaways in Time)
1932 Roy Castle, entertainer
1935 Eldridge Cleaver
1935 Eldridge Cleaver
1935 Eldridge Cleaver
1935 Eldridge Cleaver
1935 Eldridge Cleaver
1935 Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther turned Republican
1935 Frank Robinson, baseball player/manager (MVP 1961-NL 1966-AL)
1936 Marva Nettles Collins, educator (west side preparatory school)
1937 Guido de Moor, Dutch actor (Apart, Because the Cats)
1937 Warren Berlinger, Bkln, actor (Larry-Joey Bishop Shop, Take Two)
1939 Jerry Allison, Hillsboro Tx, rock drummer (Buddy Holly & Crickets)
1940 Alain Calmat, France, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1964)
1940 Jack Thompson, [John Pain], Sydney Australia, actor (Breaker Morant)
1941 Emanuel Nunes, composer
1941 Henk Terlingen, Dutch radio/TV-host (Paul Meier Show)
1942 Carole Wells, Shreveport La, actress (Pistols 'n' Petticoats)
1942 Isao Aoki, Abiko Chiba Japan, PGA golfer (1983 Hawaiian Open)
1944 Clive Hubert Lloyd, cricketer ("Supercat", 110 Tests 1966-85)
1945 Itzhak Perlman
1945 Van Morrison
1945 Itzhak Perlman
1945 Van Morrison
1945 Itzhak Perlman
1945 Van Morrison
1945 Itzhak Perlman
1945 Van Morrison
1945 Itzhak Perlman
1945 Van Morrison
1945 [George I] Van Morrison, Belfast, singer (Here Comes the Night)
1945 Itzhak Perlman, Tel Aviv Israel, violinist/polio victim (14 Grammys)
1945 Leonid Ivanovich Popov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 35/37, 40, T-7)
1949 Richard Gere
1949 Richard Gere
1949 Richard Gere
1949 Richard Gere
1949 Richard Gere
1949 Richard Gere, Phila Pa, actor (Breathless, Cotton Club, Pretty Woman)
1949 Rick Roberts, rocker (Firefall)
1952 Bruce Soboroff, Chic Il, rocker (Buckinghams)
1952 Rudolf Schenker, German rock guitarist (Scorpions-Virgin Killer)
1953 Marcia Clark, [Kleks], Berkeley CA, LA DA (OJ Simpson Case)
1954 Tula, [Barry Kenneth Cossey], Engld, transsexual (For Your Eyes Only)
1955 Edwin Corley Moses, Dayton, 400m hurdler (Oly-2 gold/br-76, 84, 88)
1957 Gina Schock, rocker (Gogos-Our Lips Are Sealed)
1957 Glenn Tilbrook, London, rock vocalist/guitarist (Squeeze-Tempted)
1957 Tom Candiotti, Walnut creek CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
1958 David H Mattheisen, Blue Island Ill, PhD/astronaut (STS 73 alt)
1959 Rachel Dennison, Knoxville Tn, actress (Doralee Rhodes-9 to 5)
1959 Tony DeFranco, rocker (DeFranco Family)
1961 David Chastain, heavy metal rocker (Chastain-Rule of Wasteland)
1962 Wanda Guenette, Winnipeg Manitoba, volleyballer (Olympics-96)
1963 Reb Beach, heavy metal rocker (Winger-17)
1963 Sonny Silooy, soccer player (Ajax)
1965 Willie Watson, cricket pace bowler (NZ)
1966 Jeff Frye, Oakland CA, infielder (Boston Red Sox)
1967 Diane Madl, Mountain Top PA, field hockey forward/midfielder (Oly-96)
1967 Melanie Sullivan, Branford Ct, WPVA volleyballer (National-13th-1994)
1968 Glenroy Gilbert, Trinidad, Canadian 4X100m sprinter (Olympics-gold-96)
1968 Hideo Nomo, Osaka Japan, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
1968 Jennifer Azzi, Oak Ridge Tenn, basketball guard (Olympics-gold-96)
1968 Jim Bob Howard, Wichita Falls Texas, actor (Flash & Bone)
1968 Jolene Watanabe, LA Calif, tennis star (1994 Futures-Evansville)
1969 Andrei Trefilov, Kirovo Russia, NHL goalie (Buffalo Sabres, Oly-S-98)
1969 Andrew Phillip Cunanan, serial killer (Gianni Versache)
1969 Javagal Srinath, cricketer (Indian right-arm pace bowler since 1991)
1969 Nathan Minchey, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
1969 Victor Alexander, NBA forward/center (NY Knicks)
1970 Debbie Gibson
1970 Debbie Gibson
1970 Debbie Gibson
1970 Debbie Gibson
1970 Debbie Gibson
1970 Deborah (Debbie) Gibson, Brooklyn NY, singer (Only in My Dreams)
1970 James Robinson, NBA guard (LA Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers)
1970 Steve Nikataras, cricketer (left-arm pace bowler for NSW 1996-97)
1971 Greg Jefferson, NFL defensive end (Phila Eagles)
1971 Mike Caldwell, NFL linebacker (Cleve Browns, Arizona Cardinals)
1973 Earl Scott, WLAF OL (Amsterdam Admirals)
1973 Priest Lauderdale, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)
1973 Reggie Geary, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
1973 Scott Niedermayer, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils)
1974 Andrei Medvedev, Kiev Ukraine, tennis star (1991 French Open junior)
1974 Jeremy O'day, CFL offensive linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
1974 Jessy Viceisza, Miss Universe-Bonaire (1996)
1975 Raleigh Roundtree, tackle (San Diego Chargers)

Events


Zeta Draconid meteor shower, radiant in Draco
Zeta Draconid meteor shower, radiant in Draco
1230 Utrecht bishop Willebrand grants Swells state justice
1310 German king Heinrich VII makes his son Johan king of Bohemia
1535 Pope Paul II deposed & excommunicated King Henry VIII
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie reaches Blair Castle Scotland
1751 English troops under sir Robert Clive occupy Arcot India
1772 Hurricane destroy ships off Dominica
1778 British kill 17 Stockbridge indians in Bronx during Revolution
1829 Opera "Guillaume Tell" is produced (Paris)
1836 HMS Beagle anchors in Postage Praia, Cape Verde Islands
1842 US Naval Observatory is authorized by an act of Congress
1842 US Naval Observatory is authorized by an act of Congress
1842 Micah Rugg patents a nuts & bolts machine
1842 US Naval Observatory authorized by an act of Congress
1843 Liberty Party nominates James Birneyas presidential candidate
1850 Calif pioneers organized at Montgomery & Clay Streets
1864 Atlanta Campaign-Battle of Jonesboro Georgia, 1900 casualties
1881 1st US men's single tennis championships (Newport, RI)
1886 1st major earthquake recorded in eastern US, at Charleston SC, 110 die
1886 Crocker-Woolworth National Bank organized
1887 Thomas A Edison patents Kinetoscope, (produces moving pictures)
1889 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Cardboard Box" (BG)
1894 Phillies Billy Hamilton steals 7 bases
1895 1st pro football game (QB John Brallier paid $10 & won 12-0)
1896 Louis Napoleon Parker's "Rosemary," premieres in NYC
1897 General Kitchener occupies Berber, North of Khartoum
1897 Thomas Edison patented his movie camera (Kinetograph)
1900 British troops over run Johannesburg
1900 Dodgers' Brickyard Kennedy walks 6 straight Phillies
1902 Split skirt 1st worn by Mrs Adolph Landeburg (horse rider)
1903 Joe McGinnity wins his 3rd doubleheader of month
1905 25th US Mens Tennis: Beals C Wright beats Holcombe Ward (62 61 119)
1905 Mbunga-rebellion takes German Fort Mahenge East-Africa
1907 Britain & Russia sign treaty with Afghanistan, Persia & Tibet
1907 England, Russia & France form Triple Entente
1909 A J Reach Co patents cork-centered baseball
1909 Thure Johnstown wins Stockholm marathon (2:40:34.2)
1911 Anthony Fokker's demonstrates aircraft "Snip"
1913 Soccer club PSV forms in Eindhoven Netherlands
1914 24.8 cm rainfall at Bloomingdale, Michigan (state record)
1914 General von Kluck decides not to attack Paris
1914 German troops reconquer Soldau/Neidenburg East-Prussia
1914 Germany defeats Russia (battle at Tannenberg/30,000 Russians die)
1915 Chic White Sox Jimmy Lavender no-hits NY Giants, 2-0
1916 Oscar Asche's musical "Chu Chin Chow," premieres in London
1918 Boston Red Sox, win earliest AL pennent ever (season ended Sept 2)
1919 John Reed forms American Communist Labor Party in Chicago
1919 Petlyura's Ukrainian Army kills 35 members of a Jewish defense group
1919 Ukranian (Petlyura) Army recaptures Kiev
1920 Belgium starts paying old age pensions
1920 Detroit radio station is 1st to broadcast a news program on the air
1923 League of Nations gives Belgium mandate of Ruanda-Urundi (was German)
1923 Mussolini's troops occupy Korfu
1924 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:06.2)
1928 Brecht & Weils "Dreigroschenoper" premieres
1934 1st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 0, All-Stars 0 (79,432)
1935 1st national skeet championship (Indianapolis)
1935 Chic White Sox Vern Kennedy no-hits Cleve Indians, 5-0
1935 FDR signs an act prohibiting export of US arms to belligerents
1935 Russian Aleksei Stachanov digs 6 hours, 105 tons of cabbages
1935 White Sox Vern Kennedy no-hits Indians 5-0
1937 Det's rookie Rudy York sets record for HRs of 18 HRs in August
1938 5th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 28, Washington 16 (74,250)
1939 Japanese invasion army driven out of Mongolia
1939 Staged "Polish" assault on radio station in Gleiwitz
1940 1st edition pf illegal opposition newspaper Free Netherlands
1940 56 U-boats sunk this month (268,000 ton)
1940 Fighter Command loses 39/Luftwaffe 41 airplanes
1940 German occupiers in Netherlands begin soap ration
1940 US National Guard assembles
1941 23 U-boats sunk this month (80,000 ton)
1941 Great Gildersleeve, a spin-off of Fibber McGee & Molly debuts on NBC
1942 Battle at Alam Halfa: German & Italians assault
1942 U boats sunk this month 108 ships (544,000 ton)
1943 1st battle of Essex/new Yorktown: US assault on Marcus Island
1943 Japanse occupiers intern Jewish Congregation of Sorabajo
1944 Allied offensive at "Gothen-linie," Italy
1944 French provisional government moves from Algiers to Paris
1944 French troops liberate Bordeaux
1944 Russian-Romanian troops march into Bucharest
1947 Hungarian communist party wins election
1947 NY Giants set season record for HRs by a club 183 (en route to 221)
1948 Queen Wilhelmina celebrates 50th jubilee
1950 Dodger Gil Hodges hits 4 HRs & a single in a game vs Braves
1951 1st 33 1/3 album introduced in Dsseldorf
1953 KRBC TV channel 9 in Abilene, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 WKBG (now WLVI) TV channel 56 in Cambridge-Boston, MA (IND) begins
1954 Census Bureau forms
1954 Hurricane Carol (1st major named storm) hits New England, 70 die
1954 Indians beat Yanks 6-1 for record tying 26 wins in August (1931 A's)
1954 WMTW TV channel 8 in Portland-Poland Spring, ME (ABC) begins
1955 1st microwave TV station operated (Lufkin, Tx)
1955 1st sun-powered automobile demonstrated, Chicago, Ill
1955 KTRE TV channel 9 in Lufkin, TX (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 Malayasia (formerly Malaya) gains independence from Britain
1959 48th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (3-2)
1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
1959 Sandy Koufax breaks Dizzy Dean's NL mark of 18 strikeouts in a game
1960 Agricultural Hall of Fame forms
1961 Amsterdam National Ballet forms
1962 Trinidad & Tobago gain independence from Britain (National Day)
1963 "Hot line" between Moscow-Washington, DC installed
1964 Ground is broken for Anaheim Stadium, future home of Angels
1965 House of Reps joins Senate establish Dept of Housing & Urban Develop
1966 Referee Leo Horn whistles his last soccer match (Ajax-Bulgaria)
1968 12,000 die in 7.8 quake destroys 60,000 buildings in NE Iran
1968 68th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bruce Fleisher
1968 Private Eye magazine reports a John Lennon & Yoko Ono album will have a picture of them nude on cover
1968 Roy Face ties W Johnson's record of 802 pitching appearances with club
1968 Verne Gagne beats Dick Beyers (Dr X) in Minn, to become NWA champ
1969 25,000 attend New Orleans Pop Festival
1970 59th Davis Cup: USA beats Germany in Cleveland (5-0)
1970 Lonnie McLucas, a Black Panther activist, convicted
1970 Molukkers occupy Indonesian ambassador's home in Wassenaar
1970 Peter Yarrow arrested for taking "immoral liberties" with girl, 14
1970 WKMJ TV channel 68 in Louisville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 Adrienne Beames runs female world record marathon (2:46:30)
1971 Dave Scott becomes 1st person to drive a car on Moon
1972 Lasse Viren runs Olympic/world record 10,000m (27:38.4)
1972 Olga Korbut, USSR, wins olympic gold medal in gymnastics
1973 UNIX kernel rewritten in C.
1973 UNIX kernel rewritten in C.
1973 UNIX kernel rewritten in C.
1973 UNIX kernel rewritten in C.
1973 UNIX kernel rewritten in C.
1973 1st heavyweight championship fight in Japan (Foreman beats Roman)
1973 PBA National Championship Won by Earl Anthony
1974 Pirate Radio Veronica moves into Scheveningen harbor
1975 Former Teamsters' president James Hoffa reported missing
1976 George Harrison found guilty of plagurizing "My Sweet Lord"
1976 Mexican peso devalued
1976 Trinidad & Tobago adopts constitution
1976 Waldemar Cierpinski wins 18th Olympics Marathon (2:09:55.0)
1977 Aleksandr Fedotov sets world aircraft altitude record of 38.26 km (125,524 ft) in a Mikoyan E-266M turbojet
1977 Aleksandr Fedotov sets world aircraft altitude record of 38.26 km (125,524 ft) in a Mikoyan E-266M turbojet
1977 Aleksandr Fedotov sets aircraft alt rec of 38.26 km (125,524')
1977 Spyros Kyprianou appointed president of Cyprus
1977 Ian Smith, espousing racial segregation, wins Rhodesian general election with 80% of overwhelmingly white electorate's vote
1978 Constitution adopted by Sri Lanka
1978 Emily & William Harris plead guilty to 1974 kidnapping of Patty Hearst
1978 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 16 yr old Tracy Austin defeats 14 yr old Andrea Jaeger at US Open
1979 Comet Howard-Koomur-Michels collides with Sun
1979 Donald McHenry named to succeed Andrew Young as UN ambassador
1979 Phillies replaces manager Danny Ozark with Dallas Green
1980 Solidarity Labor Union in Poland is founded.
1980 Solidarity Labor Union in Poland is founded.
1980 "Oklahoma!" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 301 performances
1980 80th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Hal Sutton
1980 Poland's Solidarity labor union forms
1981 Dirk Wellham scores 103 on Test Cricket debut, v England at Lord's
1981 Royals manager Jim Frey is fired & replaced by Dick Howser
1982 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1983 Edwin Moses of USA sets 400m hurdle record (47.02) in Koblenz
1984 Pinklon Thomas beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavywgt boxing title
1985 "Prakas" sets trotting mile record of 1:53.4 at Du Quoin, Ill
1985 Angel Cordero becomes 3rd jockey to ride horses earning over $100 M
1985 Night Stalker suspect that terrorized S Calif captured in East LA
1986 Aeromexico DC-9 & small plane collide in LA, killing 82
1986 Russian cargo ship crashes into cruise ship Admiral Nakhimov; 398 die
1987 Curtis Strange sets golf's earning for year record ($697,385)
1987 Michael Jacskon's "Bad" video premieres on CBS TV
1987 South Africa longest mine strike in history ends
1988 5-day power blackout of downtown Seattle begins
1988 Arbitrator George Nicolau rules owners conspired against free agents
1988 Bomb attack on office of South Africa Council of Churches
1989 Aeromexico DC-9 collides over LA, 82 die (15 on the ground)
1989 Arbitrator T Roberts orders owners to pay $105 million for collusion
1990 Dennis Eckersley saves his 40th game of the season
1990 East & West Germany sign a treaty to join legal & political systems
1990 Ken Griffey Sr & Jr are 1st father & son to play on same team each goes 1 for 4 for Seattle Mariners
1991 Houston QB David Klingler sets NCAA record with 6 touchdown passes in the 2nd quarter as the Cougars clobbered Louisiana Tech 73-3
1991 Jan Berry (Jan & Dean) weds Gertie Filip
1991 Richard J Kerr, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1991 Rockies bat out of order against Expos in 1st inning
1991 William H Webster, ends term as 14th director of CIA
1992 44th Emmy Awards: Northern Exposure, Christopher Lloyd & Dana Delane
1992 Dynamite explosion in Philipines mine; 500 die
1992 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Cleveland OH on WNCX 98.5 FM
1993 Minnesota Twins beat Cleve Indians 5-4 in 22 innings
1993 Venezuela president Carlos Perez flees
1994 Last Russian soldiers leave Estonia & Latvia
1994 Northern Ireland Sinn Fein proclaims ceases-fire
1994 Pentium computer beats world chess champ Gari Kasparov
1997 "Gin Game," closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 144 performances
1997 Don Mattingly's #23 is retired by NY Yankees
1997 Last episode of Rolanda airs
1997 Pittsburgh Senior Golf Classic
1997 Scott Hoch wins Greater Milwaukee Golf Open with a 268

That's All....

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