Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
February 12th

Home Click on * for the link to the relevant chronology. New Date
1049*Bruno count of Egesheim & Dagsburg crowned Pope Leo IX.Ref: 69
1111 German King Hendry V arrives at St Peter, Rome.Ref: 5
1130*Pope Innocent II elected.Ref: 5
1502*Granada Moslems forced to convert to Catholicism.Ref: 5
1528 Treaty of Dordrecht between emperor & ecclesiastical power.Ref: 5
1577 Spanish land guardian Don Juan of Habsburg signs "Eternal Edict".Ref: 5
1624*English parliament comes together.Ref: 5
1709 Alexander Selkirk, Scottish seaman is rescued after 4+ years from Fernandez Island (inspiration for Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe").Ref: 5
1733*English colonists led by James Oglethorpe found Savannah, Georgia.Ref: 5
1736*Maria Theresa Habsburg marries French Stefanus (emperor François I).Ref: 5
1763*John Casteret appointed British minister of foreign affairs.Ref: 5
1793*The first US Fugitive Slave Law law passed; requires return of escaped slaves.Ref: 5
1818*Chile gains independence from Spain.Ref: 5
1821*Mercantile Library of the City of New York opens.Ref: 5
1825*Creek Indian treaty signed; Tribal chiefs agree to turn over all their land in Georgia to the government & migrate west by Sept 1, 1826.Ref: 5
1832 Ecuador annexes Galápagos Islands.Ref: 5
1839*Boundary dispute between Maine & New Brunswick leads to Aroostook.Ref: 5
1840*Housatonic Railroad opens.Ref: 5
1848*The Bowersville Post Office [in Jefferson Twp, Greene County, OH] is established when Peter Bowermaster is commissioned as Postmaster. (XDG, p.6A, 5/29/2003)Ref: 83
1850*Original Washington's Farewell Address manuscript sells for $2,300.Ref: 5
1865*Rev. Henry Highland Garnet became the first African-American to deliver a sermon in the US House of Representatives. (XDG, p 4A, 2/12/2000)Ref: 83
1870*Women in the Utah Territory gain the right to vote.Ref: 70
1870*Official proclamation sets April 15 as last day of grace for US silver coins to circulate in Canada.Ref: 5
1873*Congress abolishes bimetallism & authorizes $1 & $3 gold coins.Ref: 5
1874*King David Kalakaua of Sandwich Island HI, is first king to visit US.Ref: 5
1877*U.S. railroad workers began strikes to protest wage cuts.Ref: 5
1879 News about slaughtering of Isandlwana reaches London.Ref: 5
1880*The National Croquet League was organized in Philadelphia, PA.Ref: 4
1882 Social-Democratic Union forms in Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1885 Carl Peters founds German East-Africa Society.Ref: 5
1886*2nd British government of Salisbury forms.Ref: 5
1892*President Lincoln's birthday was declared a national holiday.Ref: 70
1899*-47ºF (-44ºC), Camp Clarke NB (state record).Ref: 5
1901 Dutch Penitentiary children's law proclaimed.Ref: 5
1906*(Shipp) Johnson's attorneys tell Judge McReynolds they plan to appeal. The judge suggests that they return the next day to file their motion.Ref: 87
1907*(Shipp) James Maher, deputy clerk of the Supreme Court, begins taking evidence in the United States Custom House in Chattanooga in the trial of Shipp and the other defendants. Testimony from 31 government witnesses concerning the lynching continues for five days, then the trial is recessed until June.Ref: 87
1908*Anna Jeanes bequeathes $1,000,000 to Swarthmore to become all female.Ref: 5
1909*National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.Ref: 5
1909 Netherlands' SDAP suspends Marxist Tribune group (Gorter & Wijnkoop).Ref: 5
1912*China adopts the Gregorian calendar.Ref: 5
1912*Last Ch'ing (Manchu) emperor of China, Henry P'u-I, abdicates; China becomes a republic.Ref: 5
1915*The cornerstone for the Lincoln Memorial was laid in Washington, D.C.Ref: 70
1919*(day unspecifed) "Go-Head!", a circular attributed to "The American Anarchists", appears throughout New England. In it, the American Anarchists, presumably the Italian-American Anarchists, threaten to "dynamite" officials in retaliation for the ongoing deportations and repression the anarchists are enduring.Ref: 87
1920*14,000 Rotterdam/Amsterdam harbor workers strike.Ref: 5
1921*Winston Churchill becomes British, minister of Colonies.Ref: 5
1925*First federal arbitration law approved by Congress.Ref: 5
1925 Estonia forbids Communist Party.Ref: 5
1929*Charles Lindbergh announces his engagement to Anne Morrow.Ref: 2
1932 Communist Party of Holland forms Unemployed Combat Committees.Ref: 5
1933*German vice-chancellor von Papen demands Catholic aid for Nazis.Ref: 5
1934 Export-Import Bank incorporates.Ref: 5
1934*France hit by a general strike against fascists & royalists.Ref: 5
1936*Adolf Hitler decides the time is right for Germany to re-occupy the Rhineland. 
1938*Japan refuses to reveal naval data requested by the U.S. and Britain.Ref: 2
1938*Austrian chancellor Schuschnigg visits Hitler in Berchtesgaden.Ref: 5
1938*German troops entered Austria.Ref: 5
1940*First deportation of German Jews into occupied Poland.Ref: 35
1941*Jewish Council for Amsterdam forms, under Ascher/Cohen.Ref: 5
1941*Occupation Police arrest "Jewish Foursome".Ref: 5
1944*Wendell Wilkie (R) enters the American presidential race against Franklin D. Roosevelt.Ref: 2
1945*San Francisco selected for site of United Nations ConferenceRef: 5
1947*Daytime fireball & meteorite fall seen in eastern Siberia.Ref: 5
1948*First Lieutenant Nancy Leftenant becomes 1st black in army nursing corps.Ref: 5
1948*The Pentecostal awakening known as the "Latter Rain Movement" traces its origin to this date, when students at the Sharon Orphanage and Schools in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada began experiencing a mass spiritual awakening.Ref: 5
1950*Senator Joe McCarthy claims to have list of 205 communist government employees.Ref: 5
1950*Albert Einstein warns against hydrogen bomb.Ref: 5
1953*The Soviets break off diplomatic relations with Israel after the bombing of Soviet legation.Ref: 2
1954*Pierre Etchebaster, the reigning, world, open-court tennis champion for the previous 16 years, retired at age 59. He may have said, “I’ve had enough of this racket,” but, we haven’t confirmed that at this time. We do know, however, that he ‘netted’ quite a name for himself throughout the tennis world, and his popularity is forever ‘set’ in the history of the sport. Pierre Etchebaster was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1978.Ref: 4
1957 Researchers announce Borazan (harder than diamonds) been developed.Ref: 5
1958*General Miguel Ydegoras Fuentes elected President of Guatemala.Ref: 5
1962*Bus boycott starts in Macon GA.Ref: 5
1963*Argentina asks extradition of Ex-President Peron.Ref: 5
1965*Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean.Ref: 5
1972*Senator Edward Kennedy advocates amnesty for Vietnam draft resisters.Ref: 2
1973*The State of Ohio went metric, becoming the first in the U.S. to post metric distance signs along Interstate 71. These new signs showed the distance in both miles and kilometers. The metric system, though standard in many nations around the world, never quite caught on in the United States, except on major-league baseball stadium fences -- and on that highway in Ohio.Ref: 4
1974*(Patty Hearst) The Symbionese Liberation Army asks the Hearst family for $230 million in food for the poor.Ref: 2
1976*Roberta A Kankus became the first woman licensed to operate a nuclear power plant. (XDG, p 4A, 2/12/2000)Ref: 83
1976*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1981*Admiral Bobby R Inman, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA.Ref: 5
1981*Arbitrator Goetz declares Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk a free agent.Ref: 5
1981 Cape Verde amends its constitution.Ref: 5
1982*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1987*A Court in Texas upholds $8.5 billion of a fine imposed on Texaco for the illegal takeover of Getty Oil.Ref: 2
1987*Survivors of a black man murdered by KKK members awarded $7 million damages.Ref: 5
1991 Iceland recognizes Lithuania's independence.Ref: 5
1992*A jury finds serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is found sane in each of 15 murders, and five days later he was sentenced to fifteen consecutive life sentences.Ref: 3
1994*Edvard Munch's painting "The Cry" stolen (in Oslo).Ref: 5
1994*Model Anna Nicole Smith hospitalized for drug overdose.Ref: 5
1994*President Clinton signs an $8.6B relief package for victims of the Northridge earthquake in southern California. (XDG, p 4A, 2/12/2004)Ref: 83
1995*(OJ Simpson) Jurors take field trip to Simpson home and Bundy Drive crime scene.1995 0104 (OJ Simpson)Ref: 87
1995 PRI loses/PAN wins Mexican regional elections.Ref: 5
1997*(OJ Simpson) Fred Goldman says he will settle for a signed murder confession from O J Simpson in lieu of his $20.5 million judgement.Ref: 5
1998*Intel unveils its first graphics chip i740.Ref: 5
1998*US district judge T Hogan declares line-item veto law unconstitutionalRef: 5
1999*The Senate voted to acquit President Clinton on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. Chief Justice William Rehnquist announces the result of the vote; President Clinton tells Americans he is "profoundly sorry" for what he'd said and done in the Monica Lewinsky affair that triggered it all.Ref: 70
1999*Swarms of anxious travelers are left stranded when American Airlines again scrubs more than 1000 flights after its pilots defy a court order and continued their mass sickout. (XDG, p 4A, 2/12/2004)Ref: 83
2002*Former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay expressed "profound sadness" about the collapse of the energy giant, but refused to testify at a Senate hearing.Ref: 70
2002 Former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic went on trial in The Hague, accused of war crimes.Ref: 70
2002*Pakistan charged three men in connection with the kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in Karachi. (They, and a fourth man, were later convicted of Pearl's murder.)Ref: 70
2003 India conducts its fourth missile test of 2003, firing a supersonic cruise missile capable of hitting major cities in Pakistan. (XDG, p 4A, 2/12/2004)Ref: 83
2003*The U.N. nuclear agency declared North Korea in violation of international treaties, sending the dispute to the Security Council.Ref: 70
1541*Santiago, Chile is founded.Ref: 62
1772*Yves de Kerguelen of France discovers Kerguelen Archipelago, India.Ref: 5
1831*Boston inventor J.W. Goodrich invents rubber galoshes.Ref: 10
1877*Alexander Graham Bell publicly demonstrates the telephone (between Boston & Salem, MA).Ref: 5
1877*First news dispatch by telephone, between Boston & Salem MA.Ref: 5
1925*E Thieffry departs with Handley Page for the Belgian Congo.Ref: 5
1955*Soviets decides space center built in Baikonur, Kazachstan.Ref: 5
1961*Soviets launch Venera 1, the first spacecraft to fly by Venus. Contact was lost 7 days later. Venera 1 passed within 100,000 km of Venus on May 19-20, 1961.Ref: 40
1979*Kosmos 1076, first Soviet oceanographic satellite, launched.Ref: 5
2001*The NEAR spacecraft touched down on Eros, completing the first landing on an asteroid.Ref: 70
1429*Battle of the Herrings salt fish convoy for English army at siege of Orleans repulses French.Ref: 10
1683 A Christian Army, led by Charles, the Duke of Lorraine and King John Sobieski, routes a huge Ottoman army surrounding Vienna. The siege is lifted.Ref: 2
1762 English fleet occupies Martinique.Ref: 5
1836*Travis is elected commander of the regular army forces at the Alamo, while Jim Bowie is chosen to lead the volunteers. Ref 
1836*Mexican General Santa Anna crosses the Rio Grande en route to the Alamo.Ref: 2
1861*State troops seize US munitions in Napoleon AK.Ref: 5
1918*All theatres in New York City were shut down in an effort to conserve coal.Ref: 4
1921*Soviet troops invade Georgia (theirs, not ours).Ref: 5
1927*British expeditionary army lands in Shanghai.Ref: 5
1940*The Soviet Union signs a trade treaty with Germany to aid against the British blockade.Ref: 2
1941*German General Erwin Rommel arrives in Tripoli, North Africa.Ref: 36
1942*3 German battle cruisers escape via Channel to Brest N Germany.Ref: 5
1943*General Eisenhower departs Algiers to Tebessa.Ref: 5
1949 Unidentified aircraft bomb Jerusalem.Ref: 5
1955*President Eisenhower sends first US advisors to South Vietnam.Ref: 5
1960 Chinese army kills 12 Indian soldiers.Ref: 5
1966*The South Vietnamese win two big battles in the Mekong Delta.Ref: 2
1973*First US POWs in N Vietnam released; 116 of 456 flown to Philippines.Ref: 5
1876*Al Spalding opens his sporting good shop.Ref: 5
1878*Frederick W. Thayer, the captain of the Harvard University Baseball Club, patents the now-familiar, baseball catcher’s mask (pat # 200,358).Ref: 4
1879*The first indoor ice skating rink in the US is officially opened. It was built by Thomas Rankin at Madison Square Garden, in New York. (XDG, p 4A, 2/12/2000)Ref: 83
1899 First 2-man team 6-day bicycle race in US begins, Madison Square Garden, NYC.Ref: 5
1908*The now famous, New York-to-Paris automobile race began via Seattle and Yokohama, Japan. The race started at Times Square in New York City. Six automobiles were entered in the race. George Schuster got the checkered flag after 170 days. He spent 88 of them actually driving.Ref: 4
1909*Robert Fowler runs world record marathon (2:46:52.6).Ref: 5
1920*NL votes 6-2 for 1 commissioner AL votes 6-2 to keep group commission.Ref: 5
1924*The National League announces it will join the AL in awarding a thousand dollars to the player selected by writers as the league's MVP.Ref: 1
1926*Barendrecht soccer team forms.Ref: 5
1929 Karst Leemburg wins Dutch 11 cities skate (11:30).Ref: 5
1930*After leading his A's to a world championship, Connie Mack becomes the first Philadelphian sports figure to receive the prestigious Edward W. Bok Prize.Ref: 1
1931*Japan makes its first television broadcast--a baseball game.Ref: 2
1935*Signing a contact written in French, Senator outfielder Gus Dugas, a French-Canadian, is obtained by Montreal of the International League.Ref: 1
1937*Cleveland (now Los Angeles) Rams granted an NFL franchise.Ref: 5
1944*After managing in the minors for twenty-three years, Bob Coleman is named as manager of the Boston Braves.Ref: 1
1947 Record 100.5-kg sailfish caught, C W Stewart, Galapagos Islands.Ref: 5
1949*Team Canada beats Denmark 47-0 in hockey.Ref: 5
1956*Fay Crocker wins LPGA Miami Beach Golf Open.Ref: 5
1958*Celtic Bill Russell grabs 41 rebounds to beat Syracuse 119-101.Ref: 5
1961*Celtic Bill Russell grabs 40 rebounds to beat Warriors 136-125.Ref: 5
1961*Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open.Ref: 5
1964 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming.Ref: 5
1964 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen.Ref: 5
1967 Kees Verkerk becomes world champion all round skater.Ref: 5
1977*Toronto Maple Leafs shutout Washington Capitals 10-0.Ref: 5
1978*George Gervin, of the San Antonio Spurs, scores 23 points in the fourth quarter of a game with the Golden State Warriors. (XDG, p 4A, 2/12/2000)Ref: 83
1978*Debbie Austin wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1978 US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne.Ref: 5
1978 US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner.Ref: 5
1980*Charles Finley's plan to sell his A's to oil man Marv Davis is thwarted when the AL offers to buy out the Oakland Coliseum lease. Davis had hoped to move the franchise to Denver.Ref: 1
1980*New York Islanders 2nd scoreless tie, vs Winnipeg Jets.Ref: 5
1981 Pete Squires sets record for 1575 steps of Empire State Building, 10m.Ref: 5
1982*Wayne Gretsky scores 153rd point of season, tying NHL record.Ref: 5
1984*Cale Yarborough, becomes first Daytona 500 qualifier, above 200 MPH.Ref: 5
1984*Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean skate "Bolero" at the Olympics receiving all perfect scores for quality & the gold medal.Ref: 5
1984*Alice Miller wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1985*37th NHL All-Star Game Wales beat Campbell 6-4 at Calgary.Ref: 5
1986*Recently acquired by the White Sox from the Yankees, catcher Ron Hassey is traded back to the Bronx Bombers along with three minor-leaguers for Neil Allen, Scott Bradley and a minor leaguerRef: 1
1987*The highest arbitration award to date is won by pitcher Jack Morris. The Tigers will pay him 1.85 million for his services next season.Ref: 1
1989*Gretzky sets 2 records, his 45th hat trick & 10th 40+ goal season.Ref: 5
1989 Thursday's Child sets sailing record, New York-Cape Horn-San Francisco, 80 days 20 hours.Ref: 5
1989*39th NBA All-Star Game West beats East 143-134 at Houston.Ref: 5
1989*50th PGA Seniors Golf Championship Larry Mowry.Ref: 5
1989 US male Figure Skating championship won by Christopher Bowman.Ref: 5
1991*North & South Korea form a joint team for table tennis competition.Ref: 5
1994*The XVIIth Winter Olympic Games opened in Lillehammer, Norway. The games ran through Feb 27th.Ref: 4
1994*Inna Lassovskaya jumps world record 14.90m.Ref: 5
1995*The Dodgers sign five-time Japanese all-star pitcher, Hideo Nomo. 'Tornado Boy' is the first player to move directly from the majors in Japan to the North American majors.Ref: 1
1995*45th NBA All-Star Game West beats East 139-112 at Phoenix.Ref: 5
1995 Angela Kennedy swims woman's world record 50 meter butterfly.Ref: 5
1995 Bonnie Blair skates female world record 500 meter (38.69 seconds).Ref: 5
1995*Dieter Baumann runs European record 3k indoor (7 minutes 37.51 seconds).Ref: 5
1995 Jeff Rouse swims world record 50 meter backstroke (24.37 seconds).Ref: 5
1995*Moses Kiptanui runs world record 3k indoor (7 minutes 35.15 seconds).Ref: 5
1995*Sun Cayun pole vaults indoor female world record (4.13 meters).Ref: 5
1995 Susan Auch skates female world record 500 meter (38.94 seconds).Ref: 5
1998*Dallas Cowboys sign Chan Gailey as their 4th head coach.Ref: 5
1998*At Nagano, Norwegian Bjorn Daehlie becomes the first man to win six Winter Olympic medals when he places first in the 10 km classical cross-country race. (XDG, p 4A, 2/12/2003)Ref: 83
2002*The Red Sox sign 43-year-old Rickey Henderson to a minor-league contract. Last season with the Padres, the future Hall of Famer got his 3000th career hit and broke the all-time records for walks and runs.Ref: 1
2002*For the first time in its history, Major League Baseball will own a team after acquiring the Expos from Jeffrey Loria. The former Montreal owner sells the Expos for $120 million then buys the Florida Marlins for $158.5 million with the difference being made up with a loan from MLB.Ref: 1
2002*One of the pairs figure skating judges, Marie-Reine LeGougne of France, in an unsolicited outburst, admits she was approached by Didier Gailhauet, head of the French Skating Federation, who instructed her on which pair to place first. 
2002*The International Skating Union announces it will conduct an "internal assessment" of the Olympic judging that gave the Russians the pairs figure skating gold medal over the Canadians. (XDG, p 4A, 2/12/2003)Ref: 83
2003*The Mets sign 40-year-old David Cone to a minor league contract. The righthander, who compiled an 80-48 record with the team from 1987-1992, is coming out of retirement hoping to win the fifth spot in the rotation.Ref: 1
2003*Federal Judge James Holderman has given the Cubs and the owners of rooftop bleachers which provide fans a view of Wrigley Field a year to settle their dispute. The team believes the seating provided above the field via rooftops directly compete with the club for ticket sales revenue and the surrounding neighbors, in turn, have not been sympathetic to team's expansion plans.Ref: 1
1738*First puppet show in America held in New York City-"The Adventures of Harlequin”Ref: 10
1797*Franz Haydn's AUSTRIAN HYMN was first performed for the Emperor Francis II's fifth birthday in Vienna. Today, AUSTRIAN HYMN is the most common melody to which we sing the popular hymn, "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken."Ref: 5
1848*Ballet "Faust" premieres, Milan.Ref: 5
1889*César Francks Symphony in D, premieres.Ref: 5
1889 Henrik Ibsen's "Fruen fra Haven" premieres in Oslo.Ref: 5
1906*George M Cohans musical "George Washington" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1912 "La Dame aux Camelias,"the movie released in Paris starring Sarah Bernhardt.Ref: 10
1916*First edition of Joseph Patterson/Sidney Smith strip "Gumps".Ref: 5
1924*George Gershwin's groundbreaking symphonic jazz composition Rhapsody in Blue premieres with Gershwin himself playing the piano with Paul Whiteman's orchestra.Ref: 2
1924*Calvin Coolidge, known by many as the ‘Silent President’, made the first presidential political speech on radio. The speech originated from New York City and was broadcast on five radio stations. Some five million people tuned in to hear the President speak.Ref: 4
1924 The Eveready Hour became radio’s first sponsored network program. The National Carbon Company took the honor of being the first sponsor of a network show.Ref: 4
1924*George Kaufman's "Beggar on Horseback" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1924*Bandleader Paul Whiteman presented his unique symphonic jazz at the Aeolian Hall in New York City. The concert marked the first public performance of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue. The composer, himself, was at the piano this night. Distinguished guests included John Philip Sousa and Jascha Heifetz.Ref: 4
1940*"The Adventures of Superman" premiers on Mutual Radio, starring Bud Collyer in the title role. In 1942 it is syndicated by the Mutual Network. (also Daniels, Les, "Superman", 1998, ISBN 0-8118-2162-5)Ref: 4
1942*Mildred Bailey recorded More Than You Know on Decca Records.Ref: 4
1949*"Annie Get Your Gun" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1147 performances.Ref: 5
1949 Panic in Quito Ecuador, after "War of the World" played on radio.Ref: 5
1952*The Roman Catholic program "Life is Worth Living" debuted on television. Hosted by (then-) Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, the half-hour program aired on Tuesday nights. It became the longest-running religious TV series of its day, and ran through February of 1957.Ref: 5
1955*McGuire Sisters' "Sincerely" single goes to #1 & stays #1 for 10 weeks.Ref: 5
1964*The Beatles play two concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York City, concluding a very successful American tour.Ref: 4
1967*Keith Richards, Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful busted for drugs.Ref: 5
1967*Pirate Radio Free Harlem (NYC) begins transmitting.Ref: 5
1968*Singer and famed guitarist, Jimi Hendrix, received an honorary high school diploma from Garfield High School in Seattle, WA, where he had dropped out at the age of 14.Ref: 4
1968 "Soul on Ice" by Eldridge Cleaver was first published. (XDG, p 4A, 2/12/2003)Ref: 83
1970*Anthony Shaffers "Sleuth" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1972*Al Green’s Let’s Stay Together knocked American Pie out of the top spot on the music charts. The record stayed at the top for one week, before giving way to Nilsson’s Without You. Green returned to his gospel roots in 1980 and is a minister in Memphis, TN. Green recorded 14 hit songs with six of them making it to the Top 10.Ref: 4
1978*"Jesus Christ Superstar" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 96 performances.Ref: 5
1980*"Canterbury Tales" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 16 performances.Ref: 5
1985*Johnny Carson surprised his audience by shaving the beard he had been sporting on The Tonight Show. Carson quipped: “I had to do it when a little old lady said that she had confused me for one of the Smith Brothers.” There was silence from the studio audience, until Johnny timed it perfectly by saying, "You know, the cough drop guys." Uproarious laughter.Ref: 4
1994*20th century premiere of 6 restored Haydn-sonatas in Boston.Ref: 5
1994*Celine Dion’s The Power of Love was the #1 single in the U.S. It ruled the musical roost for four weeks: “We're heading for something; Somewhere I've never been; Sometimes I am frightened; But I'm ready to learn; Of the power of love.”Ref: 4
1998*"Freak" opens at Cort Theater NYC.Ref: 5
2001*(Napster) The Ninth Circuit Court says that Napster must stop allowing music fans to use its free internet-based service to share copyright material. (WSJ, p B1, 9/09/2003)Ref: 33
1211*Henry VII Roman catholic German king (1220-35), is born.Ref: 5
1438*Adolf van Egmond duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen, is born.Ref: 5
1474*Lorenzo Campeggi(o) archbishop of Bologna/diplomat, is born.Ref: 5
1567*Thomas Campion England, composer/poet/physician, is born.Ref: 5
1584*Casparus Barleaus Flemish theologist/poet (Muiderkring), is born.Ref: 5
1585*Caspar Bartholin Malmö, physician, theologian, writer on anatomy, is born.Ref: 5
1588*John Winthrop English attorney/puritan/1st Governor of Massachusetts, is born.Ref: 5
1636*Herman Witsius [Wits], Dutch reformed theologist, is born.Ref: 5
1637*John Swammerdam Dutch anatomist/entomologist (Bible of Nature), is born.Ref: 5
1663*Dr Cotton Mather witchcraft authority, is born.Ref: 5
1665*Rudolph J Camerarius German botanist/physician (sexuality plant), is born.Ref: 5
1706*Josef Christian German sculptor, is born.Ref: 5
1740*Matej Sojka composer, is born.Ref: 5
1751*Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot composer, is born.Ref: 5
1753*Lambert-François Godecharle composer, is born.Ref: 5
1758*Christian Ignatius Latrobe composer, is born.Ref: 5
1760*Jan Ladislav Dussek Bohemia, pianist/composer, is born.Ref: 5
1768*Francis II Florence Italy, last Holy Roman emperor (1792-1806), is born.Ref: 5
1775*Louisa Catherine Adams, wife of the 6th US president, is born.Ref: 15
1778*Franz Joseph Volkert composer, is born.Ref: 5
1791*Peter Cooper, American inventor, manufacturer and philanthropist (Cooper Union), is born.Ref: 5
1791*Jan D Zocher Jr Dutch garden architect (Vondelpark Amsterdam), is born.Ref: 5
1792*Ferdinand de Braekeleer Belgian painter, is born.Ref: 5
1807*Simon Kenton's son William Miller Kenton, is born.Ref: 58
1809*Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in a one room log cabin on Nolin Creek in present-day Larue County, Kentucky.Ref: 68
1809*Charles Darwin, Shrewsbury England, discovered evolution (Origin of species), is born.Ref: 5
1818*Otto Ludwig German writer (Die Heiterethei), is born.Ref: 5
1824*Arya Samaj Maha Rishi Dayanand Sarsvati Indian Hindu leader, is born.Ref: 5
1828*George Meredith England, poet/novelist (Shaving of Shagpat), is born.Ref: 5
1828*Robert Ransom Jr Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1892, is born.Ref: 5
1831*John Morrissey boxer/developer of Saratoga Springs horse race track, is born.Ref: 5
1838*Charles Carroll Walcott, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1898, is born.Ref: 5
1841 Gijsbert van Tienhoven Dutch mayor (Amsterdam)/foreign minister, is born.Ref: 5
1843*John Graham Chambers , English sportsman and journalist, is born.Ref: 70
1850*Amaat Vyncke Flemish missionary (Flemish Flag), is born.Ref: 5
1852*Hendrik Blink geographer (Van de Eems tot de Schelde), is born.Ref: 5
1853*Bertram Luard-Selby composer, is born.Ref: 5
1857*Eugene Atget, French photographer, took over 10,000 photographs documenting Paris, is born.Ref: 2
1861*Lou [Andreas-]Salomé Russian/German author (Im Kampf um Gott), is born.Ref: 5
1865*Kazimierz P Tetmajer Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), is born.Ref: 5
1867*Joe Howard New York NY, singer (Gay Nineties Revue), is born.Ref: 5
1867*Hedwig Courths-Mahler German author (Warbride), is born.Ref: 5
1868 Johan H A Schaper Dutch MP/founder (SDAP), is born.Ref: 5
1869 Hendrik P Marchant Dutch minister of Education/Arts (VVD), is born.Ref: 5
1870*Marie Lloyd (Matalida Alice Wood) British musical entertainer known for her impersonations, is born.Ref: 17
1873*Jón Trausti [Gudmundur Magnússon], Icelandic writer (Heidarbylid), is born.Ref: 5
1874*Auguste Perret, French architect, pioneer in designs of reinforced concrete buildings, is born.Ref: 2
1880*John Llewellyn Lewis union leader (United Mine Workers, 1920-60), is born.Ref: 5
1882*Walter Vaes Flemish painter/etcher, is born.Ref: 5
1883*Ludwig Stossel Austria, actor (Man With a Camera), is born.Ref: 5
1884*Max Beckmann German painter/graphic artist, is born.Ref: 5
1884*Alice Roosevelt Longworth, American politically influential daughter of Theodore Roosevelt, is born.Ref: 70
1885 Julius Streicher German district leader (Stürmer), is born.Ref: 5
1885*Licinio Refice composer, is born.Ref: 5
1886*Gustaf Lazarus Nordqvist composer, is born.Ref: 5
1886*Michel Brusselmans composer, is born.Ref: 5
1891*Maurice Yvain composer, is born.Ref: 5
1891*Max Terhune actor (Arizona Stagecoach, Hit the Saddle, Range Justice), is born.Ref: 5
1893*(Chairman, Joint Chiefs) Omar Bradley General of Army WWII "The GI General", is born.Ref: 5
1893*Marcel G J Minnaert Dutch astronomer, is born.Ref: 5
1894*Hans Guido von Bülow German conductor, is born.Ref: 5
1897*Louis Buchalter, American crime boss, is born.Ref: 70
1898*Leroy "Roy" Harris Oklahoma, composer (When Johnny Comes Marching Home), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Wallace Ford [Samuel Jones Grundy], Batton England, actor (The Deputy), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Albert Huybrechts composerRef: 5
1900*Ferenc Körmendy Hungarian/US author (Budapest Kaland), is born.Ref: 5
1900*Fred Emney London England, actor (Let the People Sing, Lilac Domino), is born.Ref: 5
1902*William D Revelli Spring Gulch CO, band leader, is born.Ref: 5
1904*Ted Mack (William Maguiness) (of "Ted Mack's Original Amature Hour") is born in Denver, CO.Ref: 4
1905*Harry Bellaver actor (Sergeant Arcaro-Naked City), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Barry Wood New Haven CT, singer (Your Hit Parade), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Forsyth Hardy documentary film pioneer, is born.Ref: 5
1910 Lee Byung Chull Korean industrialist/founder (Samsung Business), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Charles Mathiesen Norway, 1500 meter speed skater (Olympics-gold-1936), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Frank Hercules writer, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Sylvstre A Guzman Fernandez President (Dominican Republic), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Ernest Clark London England, actor (Doctor in the House), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Eddie J Bush golf professional, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Pedro Gastao de Orleans e Bragança grandson of emperor Pedro I, is born.Ref: 5
1914*(Gordon) Tex Beneke bandleader, singer, tenor sax: Glenn Miller Orchestra: Chattanooga Choo Choo, Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree; is born.Ref: 4
1914*Nello Celio Swiss President, is born.Ref: 5
1915*Lorne Greene newscaster: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC]; actor: Bonanza, The Silver Chalice, Earthquake, Battlestar Galactica; pseudo-singer: Ringo; is born in Ottawa, Canada.Ref: 4
1915*Andrew J Goodpaster US, General/Supreme Commander (NATO-Europe), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Joseph L Alioto (Mayor-San Francisco), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Karl Hubert Rudolf Schiske Austrian composer (Vom Tode), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Dom (Dominic Paul) DiMaggio ‘The Little Professor’: baseball: Boston Red Sox [all-star: 1941, 1942, 1946, 1949-1952/World Series: 1946]; younger brother of Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio, is born.Ref: 68
1917*Thomas K Scherman New York NY, conductor (Little Orchestra Society 1947-75), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Julian S Schwinger US physicist, is born.Ref: 5
1919*Forrest Tucker Plainfield IN, actor (O'Rourke-F Troop, Dusty Trail), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Franco Zeffirelli Florence Italy, movie director (Romeo & Juliet), is born.Ref: 5
1923*James Abdnor (Senator-R-SD, 1981-87), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Mel Powell pianist, composer: Mission to Moscow for Benny Goodman; music educator: Dean of Music at California Institute of Arts; is born.Ref: 5
1924*Hans Berghuis Dutch author/poet (3 Women, Adam), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Paul Hamlyn English publisher/multi-millionaire (Octopus), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Joe (Joseph Henry) Garagiola baseball: catcher: SL Cardinals [World Series: 1946]; Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, NY Giants; sportscaster: NBC’s Game of the Week; TV host: Today, Westminster Dog Show; author: Baseball is a Funny Game, It’s Anybody’s Ballgame, is born in St Louis MO.Ref: 4
1927*Anne Gillis Little Rock AR, actress (Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Little Men), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Agustin Gonzalez Acilu composer, is born.Ref: 5
1930*Arlen Specter (Senator-R-PA, 1981- ), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Gerhard Rühm writer, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Constance A Morella (Representative-R-MD), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Lincoln Kilpatrick St Louis MO, actor (BJ-Leslie Uggams Show), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Costa-Gavras director, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Ivan Nikolayevich Anikeyev cosmonaut, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Juanita [Ruth] Coulson sci-fi author (Web of Wizardry, Space Trap), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Annette Crosbie Edinburgh Scotland, actress (Six Wives of Henry VIII, One Foot in the Grave), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Bill Russell Monroe LA, NBA star (Boston Celtics, Olympics-gold-56), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Ken Still golf: champ: Florida Citrus Open [1969], Greater Milwaukee Open [1969], Kaiser Open [1970], is born.Ref: 4
1935*Ray Manzarek keyboardist (The Doors-Light My Fire, Unknown Soldier), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Gene McDaniels US vocalist/bandleader/actor (Young Swingers), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Paul Shenar, Milwaukee WI, actor (Carrington-Roots), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Arnost Parsch composer, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Fang Lizhi Chinese astrophysicist/dissident, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Joe Don Baker actor: Cool Hand Luke, The Natural, Fletch, Citizen Cohn, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, Ring of Steel, Charlie Varrick, is born in Groesback TX.Ref: 17
1937*Charles Everett Dumas Tulsa OK, high jumper (Olympics-gold-1956), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Johnny Rutherford auto racer: Indpls 500 winner: 1974, 1976, 1980 [oldest driver to win an Indy race]Ref: 4
1938*Judy Blume Elizabeth NJ, author (Wifey, Are You There God? It's Me Margaret, Blubber, Forever), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Ray Manzarek musician: keyboards: group: The Doors: The End, Light My Fire, People are Strange, Love Me Two Times, Riders on the Storm, is born.Ref: 4
1939*John D Hancock actor/director (Black Marble, Traxx, Houston Knights), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Hank Brown (Representative-R-CO, 1981-88), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Naomi Uemura mountain climber (1st Japanese to scale Everest), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Pat (Patrick Edward) Dobson baseball: pitcher: Detroit Tigers [World Series: 1968], San Diego Padres, Baltimore Orioles [World Series: 1971/all-star: 1972], Atlanta Braves, NY Yankees, Cleveland Indians, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Chananjit Vohra Kenyan/British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire, is born.Ref: 5
1942*Lionel Grigson professor of jazz, is born.Ref: 5
1942*Rick Frank rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1944*Charles Pasarell tennis: UCLA; lost to Pancho Gonzalez in longest tennis match in Wimbeldon history [112 games in 5 hours, 12 minutes: 1969], is born.Ref: 4
1944*Desmond Nuttall English educator, is born.Ref: 5
1944*Jackie Torrence story teller/artist, is born.Ref: 5
1944*Moe Bandy singer: Americana, Where’s the Dress, Till I’m Too Old to Die Young; ten #1 hits, 45 top-ten hits; LP: Good Ol’ Boys [w/Joe Stampley, is born in Meridian MS.Ref: 4
1945*Maud Adams Lulea Sweden, actress (Octopussy, Rollerball, Tattoo), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Cliff De Young Los Angeles CA, actor (F/X, Hunger, Shock Treatment), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Joe Schermie Madison WI, bassist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Ever Meulen [Eddy Vermeulen], Dutch designer (children stamps 1992), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Guus Willemse Dutch bassist/singer (Solution), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Joe Schermie musician: bass: group: Three Dog Night: One, Easy to be Hard, Eli’s Cooming, Mama Told Me [Not to Come], Joy to the World, Black & White, Shambala, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Cindy Hill LPGA golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1949*Stanley Knight country artist (Black Oak Arkansas-High on the Hog), is born.Ref: 5
1949 Scott Turow is born.Ref: 10
1949*Len (Leonard Shenoff) Randle baseball: Washington Senators, Texas Rangers, NY Mets, NY Yankees, Chicago Cubs, Seattle Mariners, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Steve Hackett rock guitarist (Genesis-Against All Odds/GTR), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Michael Ironside actor: V, Scanners, Top Gun, Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling, Total Recall, Free Willy, SeaQuest DSV, ER, Starship Troopers, The Perfect Storm, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Gil "The Bird" Moore rocker (Triumph), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Dr Salvador Pineda Mexico City, doctor, is born.Ref: 5
1952*Simon MacCorkindale Cambridge England, actor (Counterstrike, Falcon Crest, Manimal, Jaws 3D), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Joanna Kerns [de Varona], San Francisco CA, actress (Maggie-Growing Pains), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Arsenio Hall Emmy Award-winning TV talk-show host: Emmy Award-winning TV talk-show host: The Arsenio Hall Show Show [1990, 1993]; MTV Video Music Awards [1988-1991], The Late Show, The 1/2 Hour Comedy Hour; actor: Harlem Nights, Coming to America, Amazon Women on the Moon, Martial Law; entertainer: Thicke of the Night, Motown RevueRef: 68
1955*Daniele Masala Italy, pentathlete (Olympics-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Paula Zahn Omaha NB, news anchor (ABC, CBS This Morning), is born.Ref: 5
1956 Ad P Melkert Dutch minister of Social Affairs (1994- ), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Ruth Guerri St Louis MO, playmate (July, 1983), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Ingrid Klich Whittier CA, rower (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Nancy Remy reporter (NYC's Shadow Traffic), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Omar Hakim drummer (Dire Straits, Weather Report), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Sigrid Thornton Australia, actress (Amelia Lawson-Guns of Paradise), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Per Gessle rocker (Roxette-Joy Ride), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Chris Heyne Offenbach Germany, WLAF General Manager (Frankfurt Galaxy), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Brent Jones NFL tight end (San Francisco 49ers), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Maurice Douglass NFL safety (New York Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Michel Petit St Malo France, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Raphael Sbarge actor (Glenn-Risky Business, Sherman-My Science Project, Brian-Better Days), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Ruben Amaro US baseball outfielder (Cleveland Indians), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Boty Goodwin artist, is born.Ref: 5
1967*Stephen Baldwin actor (William Cody-The Young Riders), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Andrew Dunkley Kent England, golfer (1991-93 Co-Captain University of West Florida), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Chynna Phillips singer: group: Wilson Phillips; daughter of singers John and Michelle Phillips; half-sister of actress Mackenzie Phillips; married to actor Billy Baldwin, is born.Ref: 4
1968*Josh Brolin actor (Johnny-Private Eye, Jimmy Hickok-Young Riders), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Todd Fanning Saskatoon Saskatchewan, golfer (Manitoba Amateur-1984, 90, 91, 92), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Josh Brolin actor (Johnny-Private Eye, Jimmy Hickok-Young Riders), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Colin Keely Buffalo NY, water polo driver (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Shauna Lyn Searles Miss California-USA (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Bryan Roy Surinam/Dutch soccer star (Ajax), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Dell Demps NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Lamar Thomas NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Lincoln Kennedy tackle (Oakland Raiders), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Romeo Bandison NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland Browns), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Shane Tonkin Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Shante Carver NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Tracy Kennick Miss Utah-USA (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Andrew Cassesse actor (Wormser-Revenge of Nerds, TV 101), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Brendon Mark Cameron Pirongia New Zealand, 4k pursuit cyclist (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Ian Mcintyre Montréal, NHL left wing (Vancouver Canucks), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Chris Szarka CFL full back (Saskatchewan Roughriders), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Matt Finkes linebacker (New York Jets), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Scot Pollard NBA center (Detroit Pistons), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Seth Payne defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Christopher Pettiet Los Angeles CA, actor (Young Riders), is born.Ref: 5
1980*Christina Ricci actress (Wednesday-Addams Family, Mermaids, Casper), is born.Ref: 5
1980*Sarah Lancaster Kansas City KS, actress (Rachel-Saved By Bell New Class)Ref: 5
1128 Toghtekin slave/atabek of Damascus, dies.Ref: 5
1242*Hendrik VII Roman Catholics German king (1220-35), commits suicide.Ref: 5
1294*Kublai Khan, the conqueror of Asia, dies at the age of 80.Ref: 2
1538*Albrecht Altdorfer German painter, dies at about 57.Ref: 5
1554*Lady Jane Grey was Queen of England for nine days. She and her husband, Lord Guildford Dudley, are beheaded on this day. She was barely 17 years old.Ref: 68
1586 Augustus, Elector of Saxony & leader of Protestant Germany, dies at age 59.Ref: 70
1590*François Hotman/Hotomanus French lawyer/diplomat, dies at age 65.Ref: 5
1616 John Drusius of Driesschen, Flemish Hebraist, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1684*Pietro Andrea Ziani composer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1690*Charles Le Brun, French painter, designer and decorator, dies at age 70.Ref: 70
1728 Agostino Steffani Italian/German diplomat/composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1738*James Sherard composer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1762*Laurent Belissen composer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1771*Adolf Frederik king of Sweden (1751-70), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1787*Ruggiero Boscovich Italian physicist/astronomer/philosopher, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1799*Frantisek Xaver Dusek composer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1804*Immanuel Kant German philosopher (Zum ewigen Frieden), dies in Königsberg, Prussia at 79.Ref: 5
1820*Guillaume Albert Teniers composer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1834*Friedrich Schleiermacher German theologist/philosopher, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1837*Ludwig Börne writer, dies at 50.Ref: 5
1861*Hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard composer, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1886*P J Edvard Backström Swedish writer, dies at 44.Ref: 5
1894*Hans von Bülow Dresden, pianist/virtuoso conductor/musical writer, dies at age 64.Ref: 68
1896*Charles Louis Ambrose Thomas, French composer (Mignon), dies at age 84.Ref: 5
1896*Isaac Murphy jockey, 628 win on 1,412 mounts (44.5%), dies at 35.Ref: 5
1901*Ramón de Campoamor bon Campoosorio Spanish poet (Colón), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1905*Marcel Schwob French writer/journalist (Coeur double), dies.Ref: 5
1915*Charles Emile Waldteufel composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1916*J W Richard Dedekind German mathematician, dies.Ref: 5
1920*Emile Sauret composer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1920 Jean Allemane French socialist/communard (allemanisten), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1920*Ottalee Baker Frank "Home Run" Baker's wife, dies at 31.Ref: 5
1929*Lillie Langtry, British actress, dies at age 75.Ref: 70
1929*Freiherr Albert von Schrenk-Notzing German para-psychologist, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1933*Henri Duparc French composer, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1935*Auguste Escoffier ‘King of Chefs and Chef of Kings’: invented Peach Melba; Legion d’Honneur: contribution to international reputation of French cuisine; dies at age 88.Ref: 4
1935*The Macon, the last U.S. Navy dirigible, crashes off the coast of California, killing two people.Ref: 2
1942*Former Texarkana outfielder Gordon Houston is the first professional ballplayer to be killed in WW II.Ref: 1
1942*Painter Grant Wood, creator of "American Gothic," died in Iowa City, Iowa, a day before his 50tht birthday.Ref: 70
1945*Henrietta Szold founder (Hadassah, Youth Aliyah), dies.Ref: 5
1945*Walraven [Wally] van Hall Dutch banker/resisted Nazis, executed at 39.Ref: 5
1945*... de Jong Dutch vicar/resistance fighter, executed.Ref: 5
1947*Sidney Toler actor (Charlie Chan, Dark Alibi), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1949*Moslem Brotherhood chief Hassan el Banna is shot to death in Cairo.Ref: 2
1954*Dziga Vertov [Kaufman], Russian director (3 Songs of Lenin), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1955*Tom Moore actor (Ladies be Seated, Majority Rules), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1957*Johannes Anker Larsen Danish writer (Martha og Maria), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1958*Marcel Cachin first communist French senator, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1959*George Antheil US pianist/composer (Ballet Mécanique), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1960*Bobby Clark vaudevillian (World's funniest circus clown), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1962*Jay Norwood Darling, American political cartoonist, dies at age 85.Ref: 70
1965*John Hays Jr. b. Hammond, American inventor; developed radio remote control, dies at age 77.Ref: 1
1965*Henry Kulky actor (Otto-Life of Riley), dies at 53.Ref: 5
1969*Johanna EFG Tourniaire actress (Potasch & Perlemoer), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1970*Andre Souris composer, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1971*George Shelton actor (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1971*James Cash Penney, US founder (J C Penney), dies at 95.Ref: 5
1973*Benjamin Frankel composer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1976*James Clifton Williams composer/band master (Sinfonians), dies at 52.Ref: 5
1976*Sal Mineo (Salvatore Mineo, Jr.) singer: Start Movin’, Lasting Love; actor: The Gene Krupa Story; is stabbed at age 37, and dies.Ref: 4
1979*Jean Renoir French writer/director (Human Beast), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1980*Floyd Taliaferro Alderson actor (Crossing Trails), dies.Ref: 5
1980*Gale Robbins actress, singer: The Barkley’s of Broadway, The Fuller Brush Girl, Three Little Words, The Belle of New York; dies.Ref: 4
1981*Jean Dixon actress (Joy of Living, You Only Live Once), dies.Ref: 5
1982*Victor Jory Dawson City Yukon Territory Canada, actor (Adventures of Tom Sawyer, first Lady, Jigsaw), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1982*Cornelis Rijnsdorp Dutch writer (Culprit), dies at 87.Ref: 5
1983*Eubie (James Hubert) Blake, ragtime composer/pianist (I'm Just Wild About Harry, Memories of You), dies at age 100.Ref: 4
1984 Anna Anderson Manahan [claimed to be Grand Duchess Anastasia] dies in Virginia.Ref: 5
1984*Julio Cortázar Argentine writer (Final del Juego), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1985*Nicholas Colssanto actor (Coach-Cheers), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1986*Sid Stone comedian (Milton Berle Show), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1986*Guy Douglas Hamilton Warrack composer, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1987*Lang Jeffries Canadian actor (Skip-Rescue 8), dies at 55.Ref: 5
1989*Mauritius Balfoort French/Flemish director, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1989*Thomas Bernhard Dutch/Austrian writer (Heldenplatz), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1989 5 Pakistani Moslem rioters killed protesting "Satanic Verses" novel.Ref: 5
1989*5 Pakistani Moslem rioters killed protesting "Satanic Verses" novel.Ref: 5
1991*Edward A Blatt director (Between 2 Worlds), dies at 88.Ref: 5
1991*Robert Wagner mayor (NYC-D-1954-65), dies.Ref: 5
1992*Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren boxing champion (Olympics-gold-1928), dies.Ref: 5
1992*Dorothy Tree actress (Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Nazi Agent), dies.Ref: 5
1992 Ton Brandsteder CEO (Sony Netherlands BV), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1993*Two 10-year-old boys, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, lured 2-year-old James Bulger from his mother at a shopping mall in Liverpool, England, then beat him to death. (After serving 8 years in a reformatory, Thompson and Venables were released after a parole board found they no longer posed a danger to the public.)Ref: 70
1993*Eubie Blake ragtime composer/pianist (I'm Just Wild About Harry, Memories of You), dies at age 100.Ref: 70
1994*Donald Judd US furniture maker/architect/artist, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1995*Earring George Mayweather blues harmonica player, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1995*L Jansma Fries publisher (Friese stamp), dies.Ref: 5
1995*Rachid Mimouni Algerian author (L'Honneur de la Tribu), dies at 49.Ref: 5
1995*Terence Beckles pianist/teacher, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1995*Tony Secunda rock band manager, dies at 54.Ref: 5
1996*Roger Omond journalist, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1997*Nora Beloff journalist, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1997*Walter Ritchie sculptor, dies at 77Ref: 5
1998*250-car Italy pile-up due to fog, 4 die & 50 hurt.Ref: 5
2000*Charles Schulz cartoonist: Peanuts; Emmy Award-winning writer: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving [1973]; dies at the age of 77.Ref: 4
2000*Tom Landry Pro Football Hall of Famer: coach: Dallas Cowboys [1960-1988], record: 270-178-6, 20 straight winning seasons, five NFC titles, two Super Bowl wins; dies in Irving TX, at age 75.Ref: 4
2000*Oliver (Swofford), singer: Jean, Good Morning Starshine; dies.Ref: 4
2000*Screamin’ Jay (Jalacy) Hawkins R&B singer, pianist: I Put a Spell on You [Rolling Stone magazine voted it one of 50 greatest songs of the 1950s]; dies.Ref: 4
2002*An Iranian passenger jet crashes, killing all 119 aboard. (XDG, p 4A, 2/12/2003)Ref: 83
2003*Holiday Inn founder Kemmons Wilson dies in Memphis TN at age 90. (XDG, p 4A, 2/12/2004)Ref: 83

Last Update: October 27th, 2005
© 2000-2005   Kenneth Fussichen