facebook
twitter
linkedin
tumblr
google






Sunday, August 5, 2018.



Birthdays


1540 Joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating
1604 John Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized
1607 Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer
1623 Antonio Cesti, composer
1624 William, Jamestown Va, 1st black child born in English America
1694 Leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo, composer
1711 Johan Lulofs, Dutch physicist/philosopher/astronomer
1749 Thomas Lynch, signer (Declaration of Independence)
1797 Friedrich August Kummer, composer
1802 Niels H Abel, Norwegian mathematician (Abel's Comparisons)
1811 C L Ambroise Thomas, French composer (Ca‹d, Fran‡oise de Rimini)
1813 Carnot Posey, Confederate brig-general
1813 Ivar A Aasen, Norwegian linguistic/poet
1815 Edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica)
1822 Johann Georg Herzog, composer
1823 Joseph E Labb‚, French lawyer
1828 Giovanni Rossi, composer
1828 WFAA Louisa/Lovisa, queen of Sweden/Norway/princess of Netherlands
1829 Heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl, composer
1829 Milo Smith Hascall, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1904
1830 James A Healy, 1st black bishop in America
1843 James Scott Skinner, composer
1850 Anton Simon, composer
1850 Guy de Maupassant, France, author (Boule de Suif)
1856 Achad Ha'am, [AsjŠr Ginsberg], Hebrew philosopher/writer
1860 Joseph Carey Merrick, "Elephant Man"
1864 Resurreccion Maria de Azkue, composer
1866 Alfred Holy, composer
1868 Oskar Merikanto, composer
1876 Mary R Beard, Indianapolis, historian (Woman as a Force in History)
1880 Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright (Black Girls Burden)
1882 Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WW I)
1886 Oscar Espla, composer
1887 Reginald Owen, Wheathampstead Engld, actor (Dr Watson-Sherlock Holmes)
1888 Victor Francen, Belgium, actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio)
1889 Conrad P Aiken, US, poet/writer (Ushant/Conversation)
1890 Erich Kleiber, Vienna Austria, conductor (NBC Symphony 1945-46)
1890 Hans Gal, composer
1890 Naum Gabo, [Pevsner], Russian/US sculptor (Stillife Flower)
1891 Donald Kerr, Eagle Grove IA, actor (Carnival Lady, Devil Bat)
1899 Conrad Aiken, US, poet/short story writer/critic (Selected Poems)
1900 Bodi Rapp, [Johanna PAC Goetmakers], Dutch mezzo-soprano/teacher
1901 Juan Carlos Paz, composer
1904 Kenneth Thimann, botanist
1906 John Huston
1906 John Huston
1906 John Huston
1906 John Huston
1906 John Huston
1906 Francis Walder, [Fran‡ois Waldburger], Belgian author
1906 John Huston, Nevada Mo, director/writer (African Queen, Chinatown)
1906 Wassely Leontief, Russ/US economist (Nobel 1973)
1907 Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, jazz vocalist/trumpeter
1908 Harold Holt, PM of Australia (1966-67); supported US in Vietnam
1910 Jacquetta Hawker, English archaeologist/author (A Country)
1910 [Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/librettist (Aniara)
1910 Nan Gindele, US javelin thrower (World Record 1932-38)
1911 Robert Taylor, Filley Neb, actor (Death Valley Days)
1912 Abb‚ Pierre, [Henri Pierre GrouŠs], French priest who helps poor
1913 Nelly Aenders, [Petronella Meyer], Dutch actress (Spanish Fly)
1914 Anita Colby, Wash DC, model/actress (Pepsi Cola Playhouse)
1914 David Brian, NYC, actor (Accussed of Murder, Dawn at Sorocco)
1914 Stjepan Sulek, Croatian violinist/composer (Coriolan)
1920 G V [Sonny] Montgomery, (Rep-D-Mississippi, 1967- )
1920 Selma Diamond, London Ontario, comedienne (Selma-Night Court)
1921 Nazar Mohammad, cricketer (Mudassar's pop, Pakistan's 1st centurion)
1923 Richard Kleindienst, attorney general (1972)
1925 Cor Witschge, Dutch actor (Pipo the Clown)
1926 Betsy Jolas, composer
1927 Gunnar Bucht, composer
1930 Neil Armstrong, X-15 pilot, the first man on the moon
1930 Neil Armstrong, Ohio, X-15 pilot, 1st Moonwalker (Gemini 8, Apollo 11)
1930 Neil Armstrong, X-15 pilot, the first man on the moon
1932 Sister Vince Otto, mental health activist
1932 Tera de Marez Oyens, composer
1933 Joan Weldon, SF, actress (So This is Love, Them)
1934 Vern Gosdin, Woodland Al, country singer (Set 'em Up Joe)
1935 John McCartan, St Paul Minn, ice hockey player (Oly-gold-60)
1935 John Saxon, Bkln, actor (Bees, Nightmare on Elm St, Electric Horseman)
1935 Zakes Mokae, Johannesburg South Africa, actor (Comedians)
1936 John Dancy, Jackson Tx, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday)
1938 Hayes Wendell Jones, Sturksville Mich, 110m hurdler (Oly-gold-1964)
1938 Ja'net Dubois, Phila, actress (Willona-Good Times, Beverly Hill 90210)
1939 Irene, Princess of Netherlands
1941 Leonid Denissovich Kizim, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-3, T-10, T-15)
1942 Rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
1943 Sammi Smith, singer
1944 Loni Anderson, St Paul Minn, actress (Jennifer-WKRP in Cincinnati)
1945 Jacob Reitsma, economist/Dutch MP (CDA)
1945 Jo Collins, Oregon, Playboy playmate (Dec, 1964)
1946 Loni Anderson
1946 Loni Anderson
1946 Loni Anderson
1946 Loni Anderson
1946 Loni Anderson
1946 Erika Slezak, Hollywood, Calif, actress (Viki-One Life to Live)
1946 Rick van der Linden, Dutch keyboardist (Ekseption)
1947 Greg Leskiw, rocker
1947 Rick Derringer, rocker (I am the Real American (Hulk Hogan's theme)
1948 Tony DiCicco, Wethersfield Ct, US women's soccer coach (Olympics-96)
1950 Holly Palance, LA Calif, actress (Thorn Birds, Ripley's Believe It)
1950 Rosi Mittermaier, German FR, slalom/downhill (Olympic-gold-1976)
1953 Samantha Sang, singer (Emotion)
1954 Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda, Bx NY, (Twisted Sister-We're Not Gonna Take It)
1956 Maureen McCormick
1956 Maureen McCormick
1956 Maureen McCormick
1956 Maureen McCormick
1956 Maureen McCormick
1956 Ferdi Bolland, Dutch singer/guitarist (Bolland & Bolland)
1956 Maureen McCormick, actress (Marcia-Brady Bunch)
1957 Andrei Yevgeniyevich Zaitsev, cosmonaut
1957 Pavel V Vinogradov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-26)
1959 Pete Burns, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
1960 Calvin Hayes, rocker
1960 Heidi S”renson, Vancouver BC, playmate (Jul, 1981)
1960 Mike Nocito, rocker (Johnny Hates Jazz-Turn Back the Clock)
1961 Athula Samarasekera, cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman)
1961 Tawny Kitaen, SD Calif, actress (Bachelor Party, Witchboard)
1962 Patrick Ewing
1962 Patrick Ewing
1962 Patrick Ewing
1962 Patrick Ewing
1962 Patrick Ewing
1962 Otis Thorpe, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons)
1962 Patrick Ewing, Jamaica, NBA center (NY Knicks/Olympic-gold-92)
1962 Richard De Groen, cricketer (NZ medium pacer 1993-)
1962 William Roberts, NFL guard (NY Jets, NE Patriots)
1963 James Wilder, Cleveland OH, actor (Scorchers, Zombie High, Murder 1)
1964 M C A, [Adam Yauch], rapper (Beastie Boys)
1965 M V Sridhar, cricketer (score 366 for Hyderabad v Andhra Pradesh 1994)
1966 Jonathan Silverman, LA Cal, actor (Brighton Beach Memoirs, Single Guy)
1967 Mike Fox, NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
1968 Andreas Lupzig, Straubing GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
1968 John Olerud, Seattle WA, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
1969 Halle Cioffi, Cleveland OH, tennis star
1969 James Fuller, NFL/WLAF safety (N O Saints, Frankfurt Galaxy, Scotland)
1969 Robert Scott, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1969 Vasbert Conniel Drakes, cricketer (Barbados fast bowler, WI ODI 1995)
1969 Venkatesh Prasad, cricketer (consistent Indian Test pace bowler 1996-)
1970 Andy Antoine, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
1970 Everett McIver, NFL guard (NY Jets, Miami Dolphins)
1970 Travis Moore, CFL receiver (Calgary Stampeders)
1971 Perry Carter, cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
1971 Valeri Karpov, Chelyabinsk Rus, NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1972 Aaqib Javed, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler 1989- )
1972 Arthur Reid, Nashville Tenn, pairs skater (& Jennifer Darst)
1972 Darryl Yung, Victoria BC, badminton player (Olympics-96)
1972 John Wasdin, Ft Belvoir WA, pitcher (Oakland A's)
1973 Brendan Todd, Australian mistral yachter (Olympics-96)
1973 Ed Burman, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)
1974 Frankie Hejduk, La Mesa Calif, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96)
1974 Jamie Lynn Bolding, Lakeland Florida, Miss America-Florida (1997)
1974 Jason Shelley, WLAF wide receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1975 Ami Foster, actress (Margaux-Punky Brewster)
1975 Erin Gingrich, Yuma Arizona, Miss America-Arizona (1997)
1976 Germain Wattamaleo, soccer player (Sparta)
1978 Kristin Link, Fairfax Va, diver (Olympics-96)
1978 Lorrie Fair, Los Altos CA, soccer defender (Olympics-96)
2184 Christine Lauren Chapel, Davenport Heights, Vermont (Star Trek)
2186 Kevin Thomas Riley, Tasvennir, Tarsus IV (Star Trek)

Events


135 Betar last outpost of Bar Kochba falls to Rome
1071 Emperor Romanos IV Diogenes captured/Islam advances through Europe
1264 Anti-Jewish riots break out in Arnstadt Germany
1391 Castilian sailors fire attack Jewish ghetto of Barcelona, 100's killed
1391 Jews are massacred in Toledo & Barcelona Spain
1399 Battle at Worskla: Tataren beat Russians & Litouwers
1420 Duke John VI of Bavaria visits "Christ's bride"/virgin Liduina
1435 Battle at Ponza: king Alfonso V of Arag¢n captured by Genuezen
1543 French & Turkish troops occupy Nice
1583 Gilbert claims Newfoundland (1st English colony in North America)
1587 Spanish troops conquer Lock
1654 French troops occupy Stenay
1666 English fleet beats Dutch under Michiel the Ruyter
1667 State of Holland obtain Eternal Edict
1716 Battle at Peterwardein: Eugenius van Savoye beats Turks
1745 Skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots
1772 1st partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia & Russia
1775 The 1st Spanish ship, 'San Carlos', enters San Francisco bay.
1775 The 1st Spanish ship, 'San Carlos', enters San Francisco bay.
1775 1st Spanish ship, San Carlos, enters SF Bay
1781 Battle at Doggers Bank: Dutch fleet vs English fleet
1837 1st ascent of Mt Marcy (5,344') highest in Adirondack, NY
1846 Oregon country divided between US & Britain at 49th parallel
1858 Cyrus W Field completes 1st transatlantic telegraph cable
1861 US levies its first Income Tax (3% of incomes over $800).
1861 US levies its first Income Tax (3% of incomes over $800).
1861 Enlistment increases from 3 months to 2 years
1861 Naval Engagement at Fernandina, FL-USS Vincennes ends rebel blockade
1861 US Army abolishes flogging
1861 US levies its 1st Income Tax (3% of incomes over $800)
1862 Battle of Baton Rouge, LA
1864 Spectrum of a comet observed for 1st time, by Giovanni Donati
1864 Spectrum of a comet observed for 1st time, by Giovanni Donati
1864 Battle of Mobile Bay Al-Farragut is given rank of vice-admiral
1864 Spectrum of a comet observed for 1st time, by Giovanni Donati
1877 Henry Morton Stanley's letter in order to aid reaches Boma at Congo
1884 Cornerstone for Statue of Liberty laid on Bedloe's Island (NYC)
1890 British & French accord to divide African colonization
1891 1st travelers checks issued (American Express)
1901 Peter O'Connor of Ireland, sets then long jump record at 24' 11 3/4"
1914 1st traffic light installed (Euclid Ave & E 105th St, Cleveland)
1914 Cuba, Uruguay, Mexico & Argentina proclaim neutrality in WW I
1914 Dutch Cort Van de Linden govt issues silver bonds as money
1914 Massive German assault on forts around Luik
1914 Montenegro declares war against Austria-Hungary in World War I
1914 US beats Australia, 3-2, to win Davis Cup
1914 US, Nicaragua sign treaty granting canal rights to US
1914 Westerschelde leaves due to German invasion in Belgium
1915 German troops over run Warsaw
1915 Warsaw, evacuated by the Russians, is occupied by Germans
1917 British troops attack canal of Ypres in Boesinghe Belgium
1921 1st radio baseball broadcast Pirates-8, Phillies-0 (KDKA, Pitts)
1921 Treaty of Berlin: US & Germany sign separate peace treaty
1923 1st American to swim English Channel (Henry Sullivan)
1924 Comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," by Harold Gray, debuts
1926 1st talkie movie "Don Juan" at Warner Theatre, NY
1926 French & German trade agreement signed
1926 Houdini stays in a coffin under water for 1« hrs
1927 Phillies Cy Williams hits for cycle in just 4 at bats
1931 Det Tiger Tommy Bridges perfect game is broken up with 2 outs in 9th
1936 At Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens wins his 3rd Olympic medal
1937 Ranger (US) beats Endeavour II (England) in 17th America's Cup
1938 33rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (3-2)
1940 "Acquaintance" blows-up Zandvoortse synagouge
1940 St Louis Brown John Whitehead no-hits Detroit Tigers, 4-0 in 6 innings
1942 British govt cancels agreement of Munich
1942 German troops cross Kuban River
1943 Sicily: 3 US A-36's bomb British headquarter
1943 Soviet forces reconquer Orel & Bjelgorod
1944 US 79th/90th division occupy Laval/Mayenne
1944 US troops occupy Vannes Bretagne
1945 Atom Bomb dropped on Hiroshima (Aug 6th in Japan)
1947 Netherlands ceases political action in Indonesia, due to UN pressure
1948 Cleveland Indians set club record for most double plays in a game (6)
1949 6.75 Earthquake hits Quito; about 6000 die
1950 Ezzard Charles KOs Freddie Beshore to retain HW boxing title
1950 Florence Chadwick swims English Canal (13:23)
1951 Armed uprising in Ambonezen Camp Middelburg
1953 Operation "Big Switch" Korean War prisoner exchanged at Panmunjom
1954 Boxing Hall of Fame's 1st election selects 24 modern & 15 pioneers
1954 Patty Berg wins LPGA World Golf Championshio
1955 After playing 274 straight games at 2nd base, Nellie Fox is given a day off he comes back next 798 consecutive games
1956 KUAM TV channel 8 in Agana, GU (CBS/ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 Louise Suggs wins LPGA All American Golf Open
1956 WCYB TV channel 5 in Bristol-Kingsport, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 "American Bandstand," begins network TV (ABC)
1957 Comic strip "Andy Capp" made its debut
1957 WJZ-TV in Baltimore MD begins radio transmissions
1957 Bkln Sports Authority gets an engineering report on 50,000-seat stadium in downtown area for estimated $207 million
1958 Atomic sub USS Nautilus completes 1st trip under North Pole
1958 Philip Kapleau, Zen teacher, 1st awakening under Yasutani Roshi
1959 42.4 cm rainfall in Decatur Co, Iowa (state record)
1959 Chic Cardinals (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 55-26 in Toronto
1960 Burkina (formerly Upper Volta) declares independence from France
1960 Detroit trades mgr Jimmy Dykes for Cleve's mgr Joe Gordon
1961 118øF (48øC), Ice Harbor Dam, Washington (state record)
1961 Chic Bears (NFL) beat Mont Alouettes (CFL) 34-16 in Montreal
1962 1st quasar located by radio
1962 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
1962 Nelson Mandela arrested for incitement & illeagally leaving S Afr
1962 UN command forbids flights to Katangese airports
1963 Nuclear Test Ban Treaty signed.
1963 Nuclear Test Ban Treaty signed.
1963 Britain, US & USSR sign nuclear test ban treaty
1963 Craig Breedlove sets world auto speed record at 407.45 MPH
1963 US, USSR & Great Britain agree to discuss banning nuclear testing
1964 Actress Anne Bancroft & comedian Mel Brooks wed
1964 Beatles record "Leave My Kitten Alone"
1964 Congo rebellion: Christopher Gbenye/Pierre Mulele conquer Stanleyville
1964 Ford Frick says he will not run for another term as commissioner
1964 US begins bombing North Vietnam
1965 Dave Marr wins PGA title
1966 33rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 38, All-Stars 0 (72,000)
1966 Beatle John Lennon says Beatles are more popular than Jesus
1966 Beatles' "Revolver" album is released
1966 Jose Torres beats Eddie Cotton to retain light-HW boxing title
1966 Martin Luther King Jr stoned during Chicago march
1966 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1966 Beatles release "Revolver" album in US
1966 Beatles release "Yellow Submarine" & "Eleanor Rigby" in UK
1967 1st time an AFL team beats an NFL team, Broncos beats Detroit 13-7
1967 Bobby Gentry releases her only hit "Ode to Billy Joe"
1967 Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) & Radio London close down
1968 WMCV (now WZTV) TV channel 17 in Nashville, TN (IND) 1st broadcast
1969 Mariner 7 flies past Mars
1969 Pirate Willie Stargell is 1st to hit a ball out of Dodger Stadium
1970 Robert Morley's "How the Other Half Loves," premieres in London
1970 US Black Panther leader Huey Newton let out of jail
1971 WNPE TV channel 16 in Watertown, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 Moody Blues release "Nights in White Satin"
1972 Uganda president Idi Amin throws out all 80,000 Asians
1972 Detroit shortstop Ed Brinkman errors ends record streak of 72 games & 331 total chances without a miscue
1973 Arab terrorists open fire at Athens airport, kills 3 injures 55
1973 Atlanta Braves Phil Niekro no-hits SD Padres, 9-0
1973 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Pabst Ladies Golf Classic
1973 USSR launches Mars 6
1974 Joan Jett forms her rock group Runaways
1974 Pres Nixon admits he withheld information about Watergate break-in
1975 Phillies 1st 8 batters get hits for a record, beat Cubs 13-5
1975 Stevie Wonder signs $13M contract with Motown
1978 New Orlean Saints beat Phil Eagles 14-7 in Mexico City (NFL expo)
1979 "But Never Jam Today" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 7 perfs
1979 Government of Mauretania signs peace treaty with Polisario
1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate European Golf Open
1979 Phillies Pete Rose collects NL record 2,427th career single
1979 Varetta Shankle (Miss), crowned 12th Miss Black America
1979 Willie Mays, Warren Giles, & Hack Wilson inducted in Hall of Fame
1980 Expos Dick Williams wins his 1,000th career game as a manager
1980 NY Met Doug Flynn ties record of 3 triples in a game
1981 Federal govt began firing striking air traffic controllers
1981 Pres Regan fires 11,500 air traffic controllers who struck 2 days ago
1981 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 Stephabue Hix, of Alabama, 18, crowned Miss National Teen-Ager
1982 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
1984 Joan Benoit (US) wins 1st Olympic marathon for women (2:24:52)
1984 Lou Pinella Day at Yankee Stadium
1984 Toronto's Cliff Johnson hits record 19th career pinch HR
1985 Baseball players go on strike for 2 days
1985 Establishment of a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is announced
1985 Flexible-wing glider altitude record (214,250') set by Larry Tudor
1986 Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets 5k woman's record (14:37.33)
1986 Steve Carlton is 2nd to pitch 4,000 strikeout
1986 US Senate votes for SDI-project (Star Wars)
1986 It's revealed Andrew Wyeth had, secretly created 240 drawings & paintings of his neighbor Helga Testorf, in Chadds Ford, Pa
1988 Mario Biaggi (Rep-D-NY) convicted of racketeering resigns seat
1990 Barb Mucha wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1990 Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan inducted into hall of fame
1991 Sergei Bubka of USSR sets pole vault record (20'¬") in Malm” Sweden
1992 4 cops in Rodney King beating case indicted on civil rights charge
1994 Antonov-12 crash down at Boda, East-Siberia, 47 killed
1994 Rocker Billy Idol admitted to the hospital after drug overdose
1996 Dallas Cowboys play KC Chiefs in Monterrey Mexico
1997 Korean Air 747 with 331 aboard crashes in Guam, 29 survive
1997 Ramzi Yousef, mastermind of world trade center bombing goes on trial
1997 Soyuz TM-26 crew of Anatoly Solovyov & Pavel Vinogradov, launched

That's All....

<< Yesterday Today Tomorrow >>





 
logo_banner