Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
January 10th

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69*Roman emperor Galba adopts Marcus Piso Licinianus as Cæsar.Ref: 5
236*St Fabian begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
681*St Agatho ends his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
1356 German emperor Charles I delegates Golden Degree.Ref: 5
1429 Order of the Golden Fleece established in Austria-Hungary & Spain.Ref: 5
1430 Order of the Guilder forms.Ref: 5
1430*Duke Philip the Good marries Isabella of Portugal.Ref: 5
1535*Francisco Pizarro founds La Ciudad des Los Reyes (City of Kings), later known as Lima Peru. (Ref: Dictionary of Hispanic Biography, ISBN 0-8103-8302-0) 
1538*(Protestant Reformation) Regarding the doctrine of purgatory, German Reformer Martin Luther reported in a "Table Talk": 'God has placed two ways before us in His Word: salvation by faith, damnation by unbelief (Mark 16:16). He does not mention purgatory at all. Nor is purgatory to be admitted, for it obscures the benefits and grace of Christ.'Ref: 5
1550*First sitting of "Vurige Chamber" in Paris.Ref: 5
1642*King Charles I & family flee London for Oxford.Ref: 5
1663*King Charles II affirms charter of Royal African Company.Ref: 5
1724*King Philip V shocks all of Europe when he abdicates his throne in favor of his eldest son, Louis.Ref: 2
1731 Charles Farnese becomes duke of Parma/Piacenza.Ref: 5
1808 Herman Daendels succeeds A Wiese as Governor-General of Netherlands Indies.Ref: 5
1810*French church annuls marriage of Napoleon I & Joséphine.Ref: 5
1839*Tea from India first arrives in UK.Ref: 5
1840*First adhesive stamp in the world issued-Penny Post in England (but stamps not available till 6 May)Ref: 17
1842*(day unspecified) The Amistad Africans arrive in Sierra Leone; mission experiences problems; many of the Africans abandon missionaries.Ref: 87
1847*Donner Party: Los Angeles is taken by the US Marines. This will free up manpower for rescue efforts.Ref: 27
1861*Fort Jackson & Fort Philip are taken over by Los Angeles state troops.Ref: 5
1861*Florida becomes 3rd state to secede from the Union.Ref: 5
1870*Georgia legislature reconvenes.Ref: 5
1870*John D. Rockefeller and his brother William found the Standard Oil Company of Ohio, in Cleveland.Ref: 2
1878*Senator Arlen A. Sargent of California introduces a constitutional amendment: "The right of citizens to vote shall not be abridged by the United States or any State on account of sex." This same amendment would be introduced each session of Congress over the next 41 years.Ref: 87
1889*Ivory Coast declared a protectorate of France.Ref: 5
1890*Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Sapientiae Christianae.Ref: 5
1899 Filipino leader Emilio Aguinaldo renounces the Treaty of Paris, which annexed the Philippines to the United States.Ref: 2
1901*The Automobile Club of America installs signs on major highways.Ref: 2
1901*Greatest oil strike in history at Spindletop well in Beaumont, Texas at 10:30 a.m.Ref: 17
1903*Argentina bans the importation of American beef because of sanitation problems.Ref: 2
1908*(date approximate) James P. Miller, a hired assassin now a claiming he is a Mexican cattle buyer, offers to purchase the Garrett ranch. However, Miller doesn't want the goats, and Wayne Brazel, who has leased Garrett's ranch, refuses to either move them or cancel the five-year lease. Ref 
1908*(Haywood Trial) (day unspecified) Darrow defends George Pettibone, on trial for the Steunenberg murder. Pettibone is acquitted.Ref: 87
1911 Honduras signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified).Ref: 5
1912*Caillaux government in France resigns.Ref: 5
1918*The House of Representatives passes women's suffrage.Ref: 2
1920*Silver reaches record $1.37 an ounce.Ref: 5
1920*The League of Nations is established and conducts first meeting as the Treaty of Versailles went into effect.Ref: 5
1923*The United States withdraws its last troops from Germany, specifically, from the Rhineland.Ref: 2
1925*Miriam (Ma) Ferguson is sworn in as Texas Governor, nation's 2nd woman governor.Ref: 5
1925 France-Saarland forms.Ref: 5
1928*(or 11th) The Soviet Union orders the exile of Leon Trotsky.Ref: 5
1930 Mordovian Autonomous Region in RSFSR constituted.Ref: 5
1932*(Scottsboro Boys) (day unspecified) The NAACP withdraws from case. (The NAACP and International Labor Defense (ILD) had been battling for the right to represent the Scottsboro boys since April, 1931).Ref: 87
1933*(Scottsboro Boys) (day unspecified) Samuel S. Leibowitz, a New York lawyer, is retained by the ILD to defend the Scottsboro boys.Ref: 87
1935*(Scottsboro Boys) (day unspecified) The U. S. Supreme Court agrees to review the most recent Scottsboro convictions.Ref: 87
1938*Eduard van Beinum becomes world's first conductor at Concert Hall.Ref: 5
1941*Seyss-Inquart begins registration of Jews.Ref: 5
1942*(day unspecified) Compton creates the Metallurgical Laboratory (Met Lab) at the University of Chicago to act as a consolidated research center. He transfers work on "uranium burners" - reactors - to it. Oppenheimer organizes a program on fast neutron theoretical physics at Berkeley.Ref: 91
1943*(day unspecified) Groves acquires the Hanford Engineer Works, 780 square miles of land on the Columbia River in Washington for plutonium production reactors and separation plants.Ref: 91
1944*The GI Bill is passed.Ref: 2
1944*(day unspecified) Kistiakowsky arrives at Los Alamos to assist Neddermeyer in implosion research. It becomes increasingly clear that Neddermeyer's academic research style is unsuited to directing a rapidly expanding research and engineering program.Ref: 91
1944*(day unspecified) Problems with developing suitable diffusion barriers leads Groves to switch planned production to a new type of barrier, creating months of delays in equipping K-25 for operation.Ref: 91
1944*(day unspecified) Abelson, at the Naval Research Laboratory, begins constructing a thermal diffusion uranium enrichment plant.Ref: 91
1944*(day unspecified) Upon learning about the problems with the Manhattan Project's gaseous diffusion plant, Abelson leaks information about his technology to Oppenheimer.Ref: 91
1944*(day unspecified) Groves and Oppenheimer decide to plan for a fission bomb test (none was envisioned before this). Groves stipulates that the active material must be recoverable if a fizzle occurs, so the construction of Jumbo, a 214 ton steel container (25 ft x 12 ft), is authorized.Ref: 91
1944*(Scottsboro Boys) (day unspecified) Norris and Andy Wright are paroled.Ref: 87
1945*Los Angeles Railway (with 5 streetcar lines) forced to close.Ref: 5
1945*(day unspecified) The prospects for the plutonium bomb are looking up although meeting an August 1 deadline imposed by Groves is far from certain.Ref: 91
1945*(day unspecified) Y-12 output reaches an average of 204 grams of 80% U-235 a day; projected production of sufficient material for a bomb (~40 kg) is July 1.Ref: 91
1945*(day unspecified) Usable barrier tubes begin arriving at the K-25 plant. 160 g of plutonium from the X-Pile is on hand at Los Alamos. The first shipment from Hanford has not yet arrived.Ref: 91
1945*(day unspecified) Substantial production of ~0.85% enriched uranium begins at S-50, with ten of 21 racks going in to operation.Ref: 91
1946 Chiang Kai-shek and the Yenan Communist forces halt fighting in China.Ref: 2
1946*The first General Assembly of the United Nations, comprising fifty-one nations, convenes at Westminster Central Hall in London, England. (XDG, p 4A, 1/10/2001)Ref: 83
1947*British stop ships Independence & In-Gathering from landing in Israel.Ref: 5
1951*Donald Howard Rogers piloted the first passenger jet on a trip from Chicago to New York City. He got to the Big Apple in one hour and 42 minutes.Ref: 4
1951*UN headquarters opens in Manhattan NY.Ref: 5
1952*(Rosenberg) Appeal before the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.Ref: 87
1957*Anthony Eden resigns & Harold Macmillan becomes PM Britain.Ref: 5
1964 Panama breaks ties with the U.S. and demands a revision of the canal treaty. Panama breaks ties with the U.S. and demands a revision of the canal treaty.Ref: 2
1965*(Mississippi Burning) (day unspecified) A federal grand jury in Jackson reindicts the nineteen conspirators.Ref: 87
1966 India & Pakistan sign peace accord.Ref: 5
1966*Julian Bond denied seat in Georgia legislature for opposing Vietnam War.Ref: 5
1967*Dutch Princess Margret marries Pieter van Vollenhoven.Ref: 5
1967*Lester Garfield Maddox, a restaurant owner who made national headlines for his opposition to desegregation, is sworn in as governor of Georgia. Maddox, a high school dropout, achieved notoriety in 1964 when he employed violence to drive African Americans from his Pickrick Restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia.Ref: 3
1967*Massachusetts Republican Edward W. Brooke, the first black elected to the US Senate by popular vote, takes his seat.Ref: 5
1969*Sweden (1st Western country) recognizes North Vietnam.Ref: 5
1972*Sheik Mujib ur-Rahman arrives in Dacca, East-Pakistan.Ref: 5
1974*(Chicago 7) (date unknown) Hoffman has plastic surgery and goes underground in upstate New York for seven years to avoid trial on cocaine charges. He serves a sentence in a work-release program in 1981-82.Ref: 87
1979*The last convertible Volkswagen Beetle is produced.Ref: 3
1979*First brother Billy Carter makes allegedly anti-Semitic remarks.Ref: 5
1982*-17ºF (27.2ºC) in Braemar Grampian (equals UK record).Ref: 5
1984*Argentine ex-president/General Bignone arrested.Ref: 5
1984*The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations for the first time in 117 years.Ref: 2
1985*Daniel Ortega Saavedra inaugurated as President of Nicaragua.Ref: 5
1986 Palau signs Compact of Free Association with US.Ref: 5
1990 Chinese Premier Li Peng lifted Beijing's 7-month-old martial law and said that by crushing pro-democracy protests the army had saved China from "the abyss of misery."Ref: 70
1990*Time Inc. aquired Warner Communications for the tidy little sum of $14.1 billion. Thus began Time Warner, one of the world’s largest media and entertainment conglomerates.Ref: 4
1990 Japan ends routine fingerprinting of all adult ethnic Koreans.Ref: 5
1991*US Congress begins debate on Persian Gulf crisis.Ref: 5
1991 Japan ends routine fingerprinting of all adult ethnic Koreans.Ref: 5
1992*President Bush returned home from his grueling 12-day journey to Australia, Singapore, South Korea and Japan, boasting of "dramatic progress" on trade issues.Ref: 64
1994 Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan agree to abolish trade tariffs.Ref: 5
1994*Ukraine says it will give up world's 3rd largest nuclear arsenal.Ref: 5
1994*Lorena Bobbitt went on trial in Manassas, Va., charged with malicious wounding of her husband, John. She was acquitted by reason of temporary insanity.Ref: 70
1994 On the first day of a two-day NATO summit in Belgium, leaders sign a document inviting nations of the former Warsaw Pact to join in a "partnership for peace". (XDG, p 4A, 1/10/2004)Ref: 83
1994 Talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resume in Taba, Egypt. (XDG, p 4A, 1/10/2004)Ref: 83
1996 Israel frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners.Ref: 5
1996*The third day of the ‘Blizzard of ’96’ saw the northeastern U.S. buried under 1.5 to 3 feet of snow. The big storm caused $1 billion in damage and killed 100 people. New York City had the heaviest snowfall in 48 years.Ref: 4
1997*Right-winger Arnoldo Aleman sworn in as President of Nicaragua.Ref: 5
1997*Italy's new 1,000 lire coin shows divided Germany on map.Ref: 5
1997*Dow Corning provides $2.95 billion to settle breast implant suits.Ref: 5
1997*(OJ Simpson) Simpson on the stand again.Ref: 87
1998*(My Lai) (month, day unspecified) Hugh Thompson honored in 30th anniversary commemoration for his heroism at My Lai.Ref: 87
1999*Republicans and Democrats disagreed over whether to call witnesses in President Clinton's impeachment trial, with Republicans pressing to hear testimony from Monica Lewinsky and others, and Democrats saying that such testimony could unnecessarily prolong the proceedings. (XDG, p 4A, 1/10/2004)Ref: 83
2000*America Online, “the company that brought the Internet to the masses,” announced that it had agreed to buy Time Warner, the largest traditional media company in the U.S., for $165 billion.Ref: 4
2001*A 7.1 earthquake hits the Kodiak Island region, Alaska.Ref: 85
2001*President-elect Bush moved quickly in search of a new candidate for labor secretary after the abrupt withdrawal of his first choice, Linda Chavez.Ref: 64
2002*With just three left in office, Illinois Gov George Ryan pardons four death row inmates he sadi had been tortured by Chicago police inot falsely confessing to murders in the 1980s. (XDG, p 4A, 1/10/2004)Ref: 83
2003*North Korea withdraws from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. (WSJ, p A4, 7/22/2003)Ref: 33
1845*(date uncertain) Dr. Horace Wells of Hartford, CT attempts to demonstrate nitrous oxide as an anesthetic at Massachusetts General Hospital. The demonstration failed, perhaps due to an insufficient dose of nitrous oxide. Ref 
1863*London's Metropolitan, the world's first underground passenger railway, opened to the public. First trains run from Farringdon St. to Paddington.Ref: 70
1890*Cleopatra's tomb discovered.Ref: 10
1910*World airplane altitude record set (4,165 ft) at first international air show in LA at Dominiquez Field. Glenn Curtiss was the star of the show, not the Wright Brothers.Ref: 62
1911*Major Jimmie Erickson shoots the first photograph from an airplane while flying over San Diego, California.Ref: 4
1912*The World's first flying-boat airplane, designed by Glenn Curtiss, makes its maiden flight at Hammondsport, NY.Ref: 2
1944*First mobile electric power plant delivered, Philadelphia.Ref: 5
1946*US Army establishes first radar contact with Moon, Belmar NJ.Ref: 5
1960*First CDC 1604 delivered to NavyRef: 62
1968*US Surveyor 7 lands near lunar crater Tycho.Ref: 5
1969*USSR's Venera 6 launched for parachute landing on Venus.Ref: 5
1978*Soyuz 27 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station.Ref: 5
1986*STS 61-C mission scrubbed T -9m because of bad weather at Kennedy.Ref: 5
1993*Maiden flight of Ultrair (Houston to Los Angeles).Ref: 5
1997*First Comet of 1997 Discovered Comet 1997 A1.Ref: 5
-49 -BC- (or 11th) Julius Cesar crosses the Rubicon, invades Italy.Ref: 5
1072 Robert Guiscard and his brother Roger take Palermo in Sicily.Ref: 2
1806 Dutch in Cape Town, South African surrender to the British.Ref: 5
1847*General Stephen Kearny and Commodore Robert Stockton retake Los Angeles in the last California battle of the Mexican War.Ref: 2
1861*US forts & property seized by Mississippi.Ref: 5
1862*Battle of Romney WV.Ref: 5
1862*Battle of Big Sandy River KY (Middle Creek).Ref: 5
1863 January-uprising begins in Poland.Ref: 5
1863*General McClernand's Union troops surround Fort Hindman AR.Ref: 5
1900*Lord Roberts & Lord Kitchener reach Capetown.Ref: 5
1911 Two German cruisers, the Emden and the Nurnberg, suppress a native revolt on island of Ponape in the Caroline Islands in the Pacific when they fire on the island and land troops.Ref: 2
1916*Russian offensive in Kaukasus.Ref: 5
1917*Germany is rebuked as the Entente officially rejects a proposal for peace talks and demands the return of occupied territories from Germany.Ref: 2
1923 Lithuania seizes & annexes country of Memel.Ref: 5
1940*German planes attack 12 ships off the British coast; three sink and 35 are dead. German planes attack 12 ships off the British coast; three sink and 35 are dead.Ref: 2
1941*The Soviets and the Germans agree on the East European borders and the exchange of industrial equipment.Ref: 2
1942*Japan invades North-Celebes, Dutch East Indies.Ref: 5
1942*The Ford Motor Company signed on to make Jeeps, the new general-purpose military vehicles desperately needed by American forces.Ref: 3
1943*The Soviets begin an offensive against the German 6th/4th Armies in Stalingrad.Ref: 36
1943*1st US President to visit a foreign country in wartime-FDR leaves for Casablanca, Morocco.Ref: 5
1944*British troops conquer Maungdaw, Burma.Ref: 5
1964*Battles between moslems & hindus in Calcutta.Ref: 5
1981 El Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens "general offensive".Ref: 5
1914 Oscar Mathisen skates world record 500 minutes in 43.7 seconds in Oslo.Ref: 5
1920*Montréal Canadiens (14) & Toronto St Patricks (7) score NHL record 21 goals.Ref: 5
1928*The Giants trade Rogers Hornsby to the Boston Braves for Shanty Hogan and Jimmy Welsh. It's the Rajah's third team in three years.Ref: 1
1931*Philadelphia Quakers defeat Montréal, ends NHL-record 15-game losing streak.Ref: 5
1934*William Walker is elected president of the Cubs replacing Bill Veeck, who died during the World Series.Ref: 1
1945*Baseball writers do not elect a new HOFer this year; Frank Chance, Rube Waddell and Ed Walsh get the most votes but fall short of the necessary three-forths of the ballots.Ref: 1
1950*The Indians dismiss coach George Susce when his son signs with the Red Sox.Ref: 1
1950*Ben Hogan, appearing for the first time in a golf tournament since an auto accident a year earlier, tied ‘Slammin’ Sammy Snead in the Los Angeles Open. Hogan lost in a playoff.Ref: 4
1953*NFL Pro Bowl National Conference beats American Conference 27-7.Ref: 5
1957*Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in the Detroit Tigers, even though he owns part of Pittsburgh Pirates.Ref: 5
1963*The Chicago Cubs become the first baseball club to hire an athletic director. He was Robert Whitlow.Ref: 4
1965*NFL Pro Bowl West beats East 34-14.Ref: 5
1972*Los Angeles Lakers 33 straight win streak snapped, losing to Bucks 120-104.Ref: 5
1980*Jim Stewart, Bruin's rookie goalie allows 3 goals in his first 4 minutes & a total of 5 in 1st period; he never again plays in the NHL.Ref: 5
1981 John Severin sets 100-mile unicycle speed record, 9 h 21 m.Ref: 5
1982 Petra Schneider swims world record 1500 meter freestyle (15 43.31).Ref: 5
1982*Bengals beat Chargers in -59ºF (-51ºC) to win AFC championship.Ref: 5
1983*A preliminary injunction is issued by NY Supreme Court barring the Yankees from playing their opening games against the Tigers in Denver. The Bronx Bombers sought to move games fearing the renovations to the stadium would not be completed on time.Ref: 1
1984*Luis Aparicio, Harmon Killebrew, & D Drysdale are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.Ref: 5
1990*NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players.Ref: 5
1991*In one of the worst trades ever made in baseball history, the Orioles send pitchers Curt Schilling and Pete Harnish and outfielder Steve Finley to the Astros for first baseman Glen Davis. Davis, who averaged 27 home runs in six seasons playing in the Astrodome with Houston, will hit only 24 dingers in three injury-filled years as Schilling becomes one of the most dominant hurlers in the game and Harnish and Finley develop into solid major league players.Ref: 1
1992*Dennis Green becomes the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. (XDG, p 4A, 1/10/2001)Ref: 83
1996*Jimmy Johnson announced as new coach of Miami Dolphins.Ref: 5
1997*Dallas police ended their investigation into Dallas Cowboys stars Erik Williams and Michael Irvin, saying a woman's claim that Williams had raped her while Irvin held a gun to her head was false.Ref: 64
1998*Single game tickets go on sale for the Arizona Diamondbacks Opening Day on March 31 against the Colorado Rockies. All tickets are gone before lunch.Ref: 86
2001*In an effort to authenticate autographed and game-used merchandise sold by its licensees, Major League Baseball has hired Arthur Andersen, an accounting company to assure the authenticity of approximately 40,000 items this season. The memorabilia will have a tamper proof hologram and an ID number with a company official observing the removal of the item being physically taken from the player or event.Ref: 1
2001*As part of its 100th Anniversary festivities, the Indians present three-time All-Star Jim Thome with his very own bobblehead doll. The first baseman is one of seven current Cleveland players which will be part of the bobblehead doll promotional giveaways to celebrate the club's centennial this season.Ref: 1
2002*Although he missed most the second half of the season playing for the White Sox due to undergoing back surgery, the Yankees sign David Wells to a two-year, $7-million contract to re-join the team. After posting a 34-14 record including a perfect game from 1997-98, 'Boomer' was traded to the Blue Jays, where he had his only 20-win season, in a deal for Roger Clemens.Ref: 1
2002*Representative John Conyers Jr., the House Judiciary Committee's ranking Democrat, said he would back off asking Bud Selig to resign if the commissioner dropped his threat to eliminate teams this season. Selig in a two-page letter to the Michigan lawmaker was unequivocal in his response stating the suggestions made were wholly unacceptable.Ref: 1
2003*The NBA unanimously approves an expansion franchise for Charlotte NC (to replace the departing Hornets) to be owned and operated by Robert L Johnson. (USA Today, p 3C, 2/02/2004)Ref: 13
1514*The first section of the Complutensian Polyglot (the world's first multi-language Bible) was printed at Alcala, Spain. (The complete translation was published in 6 volumes in 1517.).Ref: 5
1776*Thomas Paine publishes "Common Sense."One out of four Americans reads it.Ref: 17
1799 Friedrich von Schiller's "Die Piccolomini" premieres in Weimar.Ref: 5
1833*Felix Mendelssohn's "Die erste Walpurgisnacht" premieres in Berlin.Ref: 5
1845*Poets Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning begin corresponding.Ref: 5
1853 Charles Reade's "Gold" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1858*English poet Frances Ridley Havergal, 21, while on a visit in Germany, penned the verses which later became her first popular hymn: "I Gave My Life for Thee."Ref: 5
1890 Edward Macdowell's "Lancelot & Elaine" premieres.Ref: 5
1893*Richard Drigo's ballet "The Magic Flute" premieres, St Petersburg.Ref: 5
1897 Henrik Ibsen's "John Gabriel Borkman" premieres in Helsingfors.Ref: 5
1897 Vincent d'Indy's "Istar" premieres in Amsterdam & Brussels.Ref: 5
1902 Alphons Diepenbrock's "Te Deum" premieres (Amsterdam).Ref: 5
1910*Lunt-Fontanne Theater (Globe) opens at 205 W 46th St NY City NY.Ref: 5
1914 First edition of Hague's Post under SF van Oss, published.Ref: 5
1927 Fritz Lang's Metropolis premieres.Ref: 5
1928*George and Ira Gershwin/Romberg/Wodehouse's musical "Rosalie" premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1929*Elmer Rice's "Street Scene" premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1932*"Pete the Tramp" cartoon strip by C D Russell debuts.Ref: 5
1932*"Mickey Mouse" & "Silly Symphony" comics syndicated.Ref: 5
1935*Actress Mary Pickford marries actor Douglas Fairbanks.Ref: 5
1938 Jean Anouilh's "La Sauvage" premieres in Paris.Ref: 5
1938*Paul Vincent Carroll's "White Seed" premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1938*Vin Sullivan, editor of Detective Comics and the proposed Action Comics sees "Superman" that had been sent to Wheeler-Nicholson in 1935 and asks for Siegal to turn out 13 pages of Superman for Action Comics. Shuster and Siegal agree. (Daniels, Les, "Superman", 1998, ISBN 0-8118-2162-5) 
1941*Joseph Kesselring's "Arsenic & Old Lace" premieres in NY City NY.Ref: 5
1943 The quiz show, The Better Half, was first heard on Mutual radio this day. The wartime radio program brought four married couples to compete in stunts involving traditional concepts of, er, ‘manhood’ and ‘womanhood’.Ref: 4
1945*Erskine Hawkins waxed a classic for Victor Records. The tune, with the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra, was titled Tippin’ In.Ref: 4
1947*"Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NY City NY for 725 performances.Ref: 5
1948*"Call Me Mister" closes at National Theater New York City NY after 734 performances.Ref: 5
1949*RCA introduces the 45 RPM record.Ref: 5
1949*First Jewish family show "The Goldbergs" premieres on CBS.Ref: 5
1952 Jean Anouilh's "La valse des toréadors" premieres in Paris.Ref: 5
1953 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Archibald MacLeish.Ref: 5
1953*"My Darlin' Aida" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City NY after 89 performances.Ref: 5
1954 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to W H Auden.Ref: 5
1956*Elvis Presley recorded his first tunes as an RCA Victor artist. Recording in Nashville, Elvis sang Heartbreak Hotel, I Was the One, I’m Counting On You, I Got a Woman and Money Honey. Heartbreak Hotel was #1 by April 11, 1956 and stayed there for eight weeks. It was #1 on the pop and rhythm and blues charts and number five on the country music list.Ref: 4
1958*Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" reaches #1 on the country and r&b charts, #2 on the pop chart.Ref: 5
1960 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Delmore Schwartz.Ref: 5
1960*Marty Robbins’ hit tune, El Paso, held the record for the longest #1 song to that time. The song ran 5 minutes and 19 seconds, giving many radio station Program Directors fits; because the average record length at that time was around 2 minutes, and formats didn’t allow for records much longer than that, (e.g., 2-minute record, 3 minutes for commercials, 60 seconds for promo, 2-minute record, etc.).Ref: 4
1964*US version of "That Was The Week That Was" premieres.Ref: 5
1965 Bollingen prize for poetry awarded to Horace Gregory.Ref: 5
1967*PBS (the National Educational TV) begins as a 70 station network.Ref: 5
1969*Elvis Presley’s single, Don’t Cry Daddy, entered the Top 10 on the pop charts this day. If you listened to this song carefully, you’d hear a vocal duet with country artist Ronnie Milsap.Ref: 4
1969 The final issue of The Saturday Evening Post appeared after 147 years of publication. It returned in limited publication years later. Norman Rockwell’s art was a popular item in the Post.Ref: 4
1971 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Richard Wilbur.Ref: 5
1971*"Masterpiece Theatre" premiered on PBS with host Alistair Cooke introducing a drama series, "The First Churchills."Ref: 70
1971*"Light, Lively & Yiddish" closes at Belasco Theater New York City NY after 87 performances.Ref: 5
1972*Triple album set "Concert for Bangladesh" released in UK.Ref: 5
1976*C.W. McCall’s Convoy was the #1 single in the U.S. -- on both pop and country charts. “Ah, breaker one-nine, this here’s the Rubber Duck ... You gotta copy on me, Pig Pen, c’mon? Ah, yeah, 10-4, Pig Pen, fer shure, fer shure. By golly, it’s clean clear to Flag Town, c'mon. Yeah, that’s a big 10-4 there, Pig Pen, yeah, we definitely got the front door, good buddy. Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a convoy...”Ref: 4
1979*Entertainer of the Year Awards.Ref: 5
1980*Last broadcast of "Rockford Files" on NBC.Ref: 5
1981*The Pirates of Penzance, by Gilbert and Sullivan, opened on Broadway. The show, starring pop singers Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith, was made into a movie in 1983.Ref: 4
1984*Clara Peller first asks, "Where's the Beef?".Ref: 5
1984*Cyndi Lauper became the first female recording artist since Bobbie Gentry [1967] to be nominated for five Grammy Awards: Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Performance (Female), Record of the Year and Song of the Year. She went one better for copping the award for Worst Hair Coloring by a Woman on the Planet.Ref: 4
1988*"Don't Get God Started" closes at Longacre Theater New York City NY after 86 performances.Ref: 5
1989*Singer Madonna and actor Sean Penn divorce.Ref: 24
1990 "Les Miserables" opens at Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore MD.Ref: 5
1992*8th Soap Opera Digest Awards.Ref: 5
1993*"My Favorite Year" closes at Vivian Beaumont New York City NY after 37 performances.Ref: 5
1993*"Sea Gull" closes at Lyceum Theater New York City NY after 48 performances.Ref: 5
1995*"Late Late Show" with Tom Snyder premieres on CBS at 12 30 AM.Ref: 5
1997*4,000th episode of "Entertainment Tonight".Ref: 5
1997*"Rehearsal" closes at Criterion Theater New York City NY.Ref: 5
1502*Hendrik Niclaes German/Dutch merchant/cult leader (Children of God), is born.Ref: 5
1628*Jan Theunisz Blanckerhoff [Jan Maet], seascape painter), is born.Ref: 5
1635*Willem à Brakel Frisian theologist (Reasonable religion), is born.Ref: 5
1638*Niels Stensen Danish astronomer, is born.Ref: 5
1638*Nicolaus Steno, Danish geologist and anatomist, is born.Ref: 70
1644*Louis Boufflers marshall of France, is born.Ref: 5
1683*Gasparo Visconti composer, is born.Ref: 5
1701*Johann Caspar Simon composer, is born.Ref: 5
1747*Abraham L Breguet French clock maker, is born.Ref: 5
1760*Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg composer, is born.Ref: 5
1766*Louis Massonneau composer, is born.Ref: 5
1768*James Varicick first AME Zion Bishop, is born.Ref: 5
1769*Michel Ney French marshal (Waterloo), is born.Ref: 5
1780*M Heinrich C Lichtenstein German zoologist, is born.Ref: 5
1814*Aubrey de Vere Irish writer (Victorian Observer), is born.Ref: 5
1815*Alexander Brydie Dyer Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1874, is born.Ref: 5
1815*Thomas Williams Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862, is born.Ref: 5
1825*Alexander Travis Hawthorn Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1899, is born.Ref: 5
1834*Lord Acton [John E.E. Dalberg], English historian, editor of The Rambler, is born.Ref: 2
1835*Yukichi Fukuzawa, Japanese educator and publisher, is born.Ref: 70
1843*Frank James, outlaw, is born in Clay County, MORef: 68
1850*John Wellborn Root, American architect, is born.Ref: 70
1854*Peter Gast composer, is born.Ref: 5
1855*Peter J Blok Dutch historian (History of the Dutch People), is born.Ref: 5
1858*Heinrich Zille German cartoonist (Cheerful Blätter, Simplicissimus), is born.Ref: 5
1867*Gerhard Anschütz German MP, is born.Ref: 5
1871*Enrica Freiin von Handel-Manzetti Austrian author (Jesse & Maria), is born.Ref: 5
1876*Johannes W "Jan" Eisenloeffel Dutch goldsmith, is born.Ref: 5
1877*Frederick Gardner Cottrell inventor (electrostatic precipitator), is born.Ref: 5
1880*Manuel Azaña y Díaz PM/President of 2nd Spanish republic (1936-39), is born.Ref: 5
1880 Eduard M Meijers Dutch lawyer (Short Cause), is born.Ref: 5
1880 French van Cauwelaert Flemish minister/mayor of Antwerp, is born.Ref: 5
1880*Grock [Adrien Wettach], Swiss clown/circus director, is born.Ref: 5
1882*Charles Trowbridge, Vera Cruz Mexico, actor (Fatal Hour), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Alex Tolstoy, author of "Peter the Great" is born.Ref: 68
1883*Florence Reed Philadelphia PA, silent film actress (Dancing Girl), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Francis X. (Xavier) Bushman actor: The Rosary, Neptune’s Daughter, The Thirteenth Man, Dick Tracy, Hollywood Boulevard, David and Bathsheba, Sabrina, The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini; is born in Norfolk VA.Ref: 4
1884*James Philip Dunn composer, is born.Ref: 5
1886*Jose Antonio de Donostia composer, is born.Ref: 5
1887*Robinson Jeffers US, poet/playwright (Tamar & Other Poems, Medea), is born.Ref: 5
1888*Emile van Bosch Dutch revue/operetta-artist (Fair Folks), is born.Ref: 5
1890*Douglas MacLean Philadelphia PA, silent film comedian/producer (Going Up), is born.Ref: 5
1890*Ernest Milton San Francisco CA, actor (Cat Girl, Fiddler's Three), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Jos Speybrouck Flemish painter, is born.Ref: 5
1892*Dumas Malone Mississippi, historian (Jefferson & His Time), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Reginald Denham London England, Broadway director (Obsession, The Bad Seed), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Uri Zvi Greenberg, Hebrew and Yiddish poet, is born.Ref: 70
1897*Albert Moeschinger composer, is born.Ref: 5
1898*Sergei M Eisenstein Russian director (Alexandr Nevski)Ref: 5
1901*Pauline Starke Joplin MO, actress (Dante's Inferno, Dance Magic), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Jean Morel Abbeville France, conductor, is born.Ref: 5
1903*Dame Barbara Hepworth, English abstract sculptor/actress (Rescued by Rover), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Jens A Schade Danish writer (Schadebogen, Losses Højsang), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Ray Bolger Dorchester MA, actor/dancer (Wizard of Oz), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Jesus Garcia Leoz composer, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Bernard Lee London England, actor (M in James Bond movies), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Paul Henreid (Paul Georg Julius Hernreid Ritter Von Wassel-Waldingau) actor: The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Deep in My Heart, Casablanca, Goodbye, Mr. Chips; director: Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Battle in Blue, Battle Shock, Tall Lie; is born in Trieste.Ref: 4
1909*Grace Mitchell educator, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Rudolf Kubin composer, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Galina Sergeyevna Ulanova, one of the greatest ballet dancers of the 20th century, is born.Ref: 70
1910*Dorothy Stroud garden historian, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Jean Martinon Lyons France, conductor/composer, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Jan Boon [Tjalie Robinson], Dutch East Indies publicist (Tong Tong), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Gustav Husak President of Czechoslovakia (1975-89), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Haywood Frank Henry sax player, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Polly Rowles Philadelphia PA, actress (Aunt Laurie-Jamie), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Claude Gallimard France, publisher, is born.Ref: 5
1915*Dean Dixon Zug Switzerland, conductor, is born.Ref: 5
1917*Jerry Wexler music producer (Aretha Franklin/Bob Dylan), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Georges Marchal Nancy France, actor (Evil Eden, Gina, Milky Way), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Rodger Ward (auto racer: Indianapolis 500 winner [1959 and 1962]) is born.Ref: 3
1923*Ingeborg Drewitz writer, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Ludmilla Chiraeff ballet dancer, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Max Roach, jazz drummer, composer: Freedom Now Suite; educator: taught at Lennox, MA School of Jazz and Yale; Professor of Music at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is born. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1926*June Haver Mrs Fred MacMurray/actress (Dolly Sisters), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Gisele MacKenzie Winnipeg Manitoba, singer/actress (Your Hit Parade), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Lee Philips Brooklyn NY, actor (Ellery Queen), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Johnnie Ray singer: Cry, Please, Mr. Sun, The Little White Cloud That Cried, Walkin’ My Baby Back Home, Just Walking in the Rain; is born in Dallas OR.Ref: 4
1928*Donald Brooks fashion designer (Emmy 1983), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Wallace Berry composer, is born.Ref: 5
1930*Roy E Disney CEO (Disney) Jr, is born.Ref: 5
1930*Byron "Wild Child" Gipson blues singer, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Alexander L "Alex" Boraine South Africa vicar/MP, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Ron Galella celebrity photographer (sued by Jackie O), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Akira Miyoshi composer, is born.Ref: 5
1935*-Blues artist Eddy Clearwater is born.Ref: 64
1935*Ronnie Hawkins Ark, rocker (The Band-Who Do You Love?), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Sherrill Milnes Hinsdale IL, baritone, is born.Ref: 5
1935*Georg Katzer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1938*Francis W "Frank" Mahovlich NHL Hall of Famer (Montréal Canadiens), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Ivan Twigden English contractor/multi-millionaire (Twigden PLC), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Willie (Lee) ‘Stretch’ McCovey, Baseball Hall of Famer: 1st baseman SF Giants #44 [NL Rookie of the Year: 1959/World Series: 1962/all-star: 1963, 1966, 1968-1971/Baseball’s Writer’s National League MVP Award: 1969], SD Padres, Oakland Athletics, is born.Ref: 4
1939*Sal Mineo (Salvatore Mineo, Jr.) singer: Start Movin’, Lasting Love; actor: The Gene Krupa Story; is born in New York City.Ref: 4
1939*Bill Toomey Philadelphia PA, decathlon champ (Olympics-gold-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Harry Gant NASCAR driver, is born.Ref: 5
1942*Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko Russia, cosmonaut, is born.Ref: 5
1942*Jack Regan broadcaster, is born.Ref: 5
1942*Walter Hill director (48 Hours, Extreme Prejudice), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Jim Croce Philadelphia PA, singer/songwriter (Time in a Bottle, Bad Bad Leroy Brown), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Frank Sinatra Jr Jersey City NJ, singer/bandleader (Golddiggers), is born.Ref: 68
1945*Rod Stewart London, England, singer (Maggie Mae, Da Ya Think I'm Sexy), is born.Ref: 17
1945*Ronny Light songwriter, Nashville studio musicianRef: 4
1945*Frank Sinatra Jr Jersey City NJ, singer/bandleader (Golddiggers), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Alexis Nihon Jr Bahamas, wrestler (Olympics-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Aynsley Dunbar rocker (Journey, Jefferson Starship), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Bob Lang rock bassist (Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders), is born.Ref: 5
1947*George Alec Effinger US, sci-fi author (Nick of Time), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Cyril Neville US singer/percussionist (Neville Bros-Yellow Moon), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Donald Fagen Passaic NJ, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Steely Dan-Peg), is born.Ref: 5
1948*William Sanderson Memphis TN, actor (Larry-Newhart, Deuce-Babylon 5, Blade Runner), is born.Ref: 5
1949*XXX Actress Linda Lovelace is born.Ref: 24
1949*George Foreman, world heavyweight champion from 1973 to 1974 then lost it to Mohammed Ali. He regained it in 1994 at the age of 46.Ref: 2
1949*Walter S Browne US chess champion (1974-78, 1980-84), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Teresa Graves Houston TX, actress (Laugh-in, Get Christie Love), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Kathleen Bradley Youngstown Oh, model (Price is Right), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Scott Thurston keyboardist/guitarist (Motels-Only the Lonely), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Pat Benetar (Patricia Andrzejewski), singer, is born.Ref: 17
1953*Bobby Rahal (auto racer: Indianapolis 500 winner [1986]) is born.Ref: 3
1953*Pat Benatar [Andrezejewski], Brooklyn NY, singer (Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Hell Is for Children), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Luci Martin rocker vocalist (Chic), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Michael Schenker heavy metal rocker (McAuley Schenker Groups-Coming on Strong, Scorpions), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Robert Thompson Houston TX, Nike golfer (1990 Boise Open-2nd), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Shawn Colvin singer/guitarist, is born.Ref: 5
1959*Chandra Cheesborough Jacksonville FL, 4X100 runner (Olympics-gold-84), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Don Letts rocker (Big Audio Dynamite), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Kirk & Curtwood musician (Meat Puppets), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Nadja Salerni-Sonnenberg Rome Italy, concert violinist, is born.Ref: 5
1961*Evan Handler New York City NY, actor (Dear Mr Wonderful), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Janet Jones Bridgeton MO, actress (American Anthem, Flamingo Kid), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Janet Jones-Gretzky dancer, actress: Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach, Dance Fever, The Beastmaster, The Flamingo Kid, A League of Their Own, The Firm: Total Body Low Impact Aerobics; wife of hocky great Wayne Gretzky, is born.Ref: 4
1962*Jim Lindeman US baseball outfielder (New York Mets), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Frank Wijnhoven Dutch soccer player (NEC, Treffers), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Krista Tesreau St Louis MO, actress (Mindy-Guiding Light, Tina-OLTL, Silk Stalkings), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Nathan rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret), is born.Ref: 5
1965*James Washington NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Mick Hankers Dutch dancer (Josephine, Sound of Motown), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Micky Michelle [Ingrid Hankers], Dutch dancer (Josephine), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Trini Alvarado actor: The Frighteners, Little Women, Stella, The Chair, Mrs. Soffel, Rich Kids, is born.Ref: 4
1968*Lyle Menendez NY, accused of killing his parents (Menendez Brothers), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Malcolm Showell WLAF defensive end (Amsterdam Admirals), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Doug E Doug rapper/comedian (Operation Dumbo Drop, Jungle Fever), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Juanita Clayton Manitou Manitoba, softball catcher (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Cameron MacKenzie Australian 100m/200m/400m (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Deon Figures NFL cornerback/PR (Pittsburgh Steelers), is born.Ref: 5
1970*James Wilson WLAF defensive end (Rhein Fire), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Guylaine Cloutier Levis Québec Canada, 100m breast stroke swimmer (Olympics-4-92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Sergi Bruguera Italy, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1972*Thomas Lewis NFL wide receiver (New York Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Berry Radstraat Dutch soccer player (NEC, SCH), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Glenn Robinson Gary IN, NBA forward (Milwaukee, Olympics-gold-96), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Travis Davis NFL strong safety (New Orleans Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Andre Kirwan CFL receiver (Toronto Argonauts), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Hollis Thomas defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Shannon Kavanaugh Boston MA, rocker (Ivory Soul), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Chris H E Smith [Daddy Mack], Atlanta, rapper (Kris Kross-Warm it Up), is born.Ref: 5
681*Agatho Sicilian pope (678-81), dies.Ref: 5
866*Lin-chi I-hsuan [J Rinzai Gigen], Zen teacher, dies.Ref: 5
976*John I Tzimisces co-emperor of Byzantium (969-76), dies at 51.Ref: 5
1271*Otto II the Lame, Earl of Gelre, dies.Ref: 5
1276*Gregorius X [Tedaldo Visconti], pope, dies.Ref: 5
1542*Gerardus Noviomagus [Gerrit Geldenhauer], Dutch theologist, die at 59.Ref: 5
1645*The Archbishop of Canterbury, William Laud, 71, is beheaded on Tower Hill, accused of acting as an enemy of the Parliament (treason).Ref: 2
1674*Jacob de Witt Dutch mayor (Dordrecht)/MP, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1754 Daniel Raap Dutch porcelain salesman/politician, dies at about 51.Ref: 5
1768*Charles Cressent French court furniture maker, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1775*Jemeljan Pugatshov Russian kosak leader/"czar Peter III", dies.Ref: 5
1778*Carolus Linnaeus [Carl von Linné], Swedish botanist; created system for defining genera and species, dies at age 70.Ref: 70
1780*Francesco Antonio Vallotti Italian organist/composer, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1785*Henry William Stiegel, German-born American ironmaster and glassmaker, dies at age 55.Ref: 70
1789*Pierre Lyonet Dutch zoologist/cryptologist, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1792*Jean-Louis Laruette composer, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1800*Johan Wikmanson composer, dies at 46.Ref: 5
1811*An uprising of over 400 slaves is put down in New Orleans. Sixty-six blacks are killed and their heads are strung up along the roads of the city.Ref: 2
1811*Marie-Joseph de Chénier French poet (Chant du Départ), dramatist, politician and revolutionary, dies at age 46.Ref: 5
1824*Victor Emanuel I king of Sardinia (1802-21), dies at 64.Ref: 5
1824*Thomas Edward Bowdich, English traveler and scientific writer, dies at age 32.Ref: 70
1824*Victor Emanuel I king of Sardinia (1802-21), dies at 64.Ref: 5
1833*Antoinio da Silva Leite composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1833*Adrien Marie Legendre dies.Ref: 5
1846*Etienne P de Senancour French writer (De l'Amour), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1855*Mary Russell Mitford English playwright/poet (Julian), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1862*Samuel Colt inventor (6 shot revolver), dies at 47.Ref: 5
1871*Pierre A du Terrail French writer, dies at 41.Ref: 5
1876*Charles EH de Coussemaker Belgian musicologist/historian, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1883*Fire at uninsured Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee WI kills 71; General Tom Thumb of P T Barnum fame, escapes unhurt.Ref: 5
1883*Dr Samuel Mudd, the physician who help John Wilkes Booth, dies.Ref: 68
1889*Martin Andreas Udbye composer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1892*Heinrich Ludwig Egmont Dorn composer, dies at 91.Ref: 5
1895*Benjamin Louis Paul Godard composer, dies at 45.Ref: 5
1899*Gerard Keller Dutch writer (Vlugmaren), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1908*Anna S Barbiers Dutch actress (Klaasje Zevenster), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1917*William (Frederic) Cody (Buffalo Bill), a former frontier army scout and world-famous showman, dies in Denver, Colorado, at the age of 70.Ref: 3
1927*August(us) Allebé Dutch painter/lithograph, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1934*Marinus van der Lubbe Dutch communist, beheaded in Berlin at 24.Ref: 5
1935*Edwin H Flack English 800/1500m runner (Olympics-gold-1896), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1938 Willem de Vreese Flemish linguist, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1939*Jameson Thomas actor (Piccadilly, Farmer's Wife), dies at 50.Ref: 5
1939*Julius Bittner Austria composer (Missa Austriaca, Little Violet), dies at 64.Ref: 5
1941*Frank Bridge English violinist/composer (Sea), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1941*Joseph Schmidlin German church historian, murdered at 67.Ref: 5
1943*Agustin P Justo y Rolon President of Argentina (1931-38), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1943*J Arthur S Berson Austrian meteorologist, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1945*Rudolf Borchardt writer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1947*Greek steamer "Himara" strikes a wartime mine in Saronic Gulf south of Athens with loss of 392 of 637 aboard.Ref: 5
1951*Athos Palma composer, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1951*(Harry) Sinclair Lewis first American Nobel prize-winning author [Main Street, 1930]: Elmer Gantry; refused Pulitzer prize: Arrowsmith [1926]; Main Street; dies at age 65.Ref: 5
1953*Theo Mackeben German pianist/composer (Golden Cage), dies at 56.Ref: 5
1954*Fred Raymond composer, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1956*Henricus P Bremmer Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1956*Karl L Schmidt German/Swiss theologist (Urchristentum), dies at 64.Ref: 5
1957*Gabriela Mistral Chilean poet (Nobel Prize 1945), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1957*Laura Ingalls Wilder, author who wrote "Little House in the Big Woods" which was basis for television's "Little House on the Prairie", dies at age 90.Ref: 17
1958*Charles de Trooz Belgian writer, dies at 52.Ref: 5
1961*Dashiell Hammett author (Maltese Falcon, Thin Man), dies from throat cancer at 66.Ref: 5
1962*Eruptions on Mount Huascaran in Peru destroy 7 villages & kill 3,500.Ref: 5
1962*4,000 die in avalanche, Ranrahirca, Perú.Ref: 5
1963*Tadeusz Szeligowski composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1964*A Marja Dutch author (Man of Day & Night), dies at 46.Ref: 5
1966*Hermann Kasack writer, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1967*Emerson Treacy actor (Prowler), dies after surgery at 66.Ref: 5
1967*Vilem Petrzelka composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1968*Howard Smith actor (Harvey Griffin-Hazel), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1968*Basil Sydney actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73.Ref: 5
1968*Josue Teofilo Wilkes composer, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1968*Louis-François-Marie Aubert French composer (La Momie), dies at 90.Ref: 5
1968*Theophilus E Dönges South African Internal minister, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1970*Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod II), dies at 44.Ref: 5
1971*Coco (Gabriel Bonheur) Chanel fashion designer; perfume creator: Chanel #5; dies at age 87.Ref: 4
1972*Al Goodman Russian/US orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1972 Georg Rendl Austrian miner/bee-keeper (Satan on Earth), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1972*Sverre Jordan composer, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1973*Gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die.Ref: 5
1976*Howlin’ Wolf (Chester Burnett) blues musician: rhythm guitar, singer: How Many More Years, Smoke Stack Lightning, Evil; dies following brain surgery at 65.Ref: 4
1978*John D Rockefeller III US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1978*Don Gillis US composer (Symphony #5½), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1978*Pedro Joaquín Chamorro of La Prensa, assassinated in Managua.Ref: 5
1978*Zeb Turner country-rock performer (Chew Tobacco Rag), dies at 62.Ref: 5
1980*Former AFL-CIO president George Meany died in Washington, D.C., at age 85.Ref: 68
1981*Richard (Allen) Boone actor: Have Gun Will Travel, Winter Kills, The Robe, Rio Conchos, Ten Wanted Men, The War Lord, Big Jake; dies at age 63.Ref: 4
1982*Paul Lynde comedian/actor (Uncle Arthur-Bewitched, Bye Bye Birdie, Bewitched), dies at 55.Ref: 5
1982*Lazar Weiner composer, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1984*Bulgarian Tupolev 134 crashes at Sofia airport in Bulgaria, 50 die.Ref: 5
1984*Suvanna Phuma premier of Laos, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1986*Joseph Kraft US columnist, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1989*Valentin Glushko, Soviet rocket scientist, dies at age 80.Ref: 70
1990*Juliet Berto screenwriter/actress (Bastienne Bastien), dies at 42.Ref: 5
1990*Yvonne Peattie Marquard actress (Donovan's Reef), dies.Ref: 5
1991*Dimitris Myrat dies of cancer at 62.Ref: 5
1992*Barbara Couper British actress (Last Days of Dolwyn), dies at 89.Ref: 5
1993*Diana Adams ballerina, dies.Ref: 5
1993*Noorjahan Begum "adulterous" wife in Bangladesh, stoned to death.Ref: 5
1994*Charles "Chub" Feeney baseball president (National League), dies at 72Ref: 5
1994*Catharina I "Ien" Dales minister of Internal affairs (1989-94), dies at 62.Ref: 5
1994*Michael Aldridge actor (Murder in the Cathedral), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1995*Elaine Greene literary Agent, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1995*Halton Kathleen Tynan writer, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1996*Alexander Robertus organic chemist, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1996*Arthur Sydney Martin spycatcher, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1997*Alvinio Misciano Italian tenor, killed in a fall from a window.Ref: 5
1997*Elspeth Josceline Huxley writer, dies at 96.Ref: 5
1997*George Young footballer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1997 Hilary Grover Barratt Brown conservationist, dies at 71Ref: 5
1997*Sheldon Leonard (Bershad) actor: It’s a Wonderful Life, Guys and Dolls; Emmy Award-winning Director: The Danny Thomas Show [1957, 1961], and Executive Producer: My World and Welcome to It [1970]; dies.Ref: 4
2001*A 17-year old boy is killed by police after he first shoots and takes a hostage at Hueneme High School, north of Los Angeles. (USA Today, p 1A, 3/6/2001)Ref: 13
2002*A 6.7 earthquate kills 1 in near the northern coast of New Guinea.Ref: 85
2004*Spalding Gray (actor: Diabolique, Beyond Rangoon, Bad Company, King of the Hill, Our Town, Beaches, Swimming to Cambodia, True Stories, The Killing Fields, Hard Choices; screenwriter, actor: Monster in a Box) dies.Ref: 4

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