Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
May 1st

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305*Emperor Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus Jovius of Rome resigns.Ref: 5
408*Theodosius II succeeds to the throne of Constantinople.Ref: 2
1006*Supernova observed by Chinese & Egyptians in constellation Lupus, explosion of massive star lasted 3 months.Ref: 5
1045*Benedict IX ends his second reign as Catholic Pope by effectively selling it to his godfather, John Gratian and becomes Pope Gregory VI.Ref: 69
1048*Bishop Bernold flees St Pieterskerk for Utrecht Netherlands.Ref: 5
1348*(approximately) The Black Plague arrives in Paris. 
1349*(approximately) The Black Plague arrives in Norway. 
1394*Ekiho, exorcised the Zen temple & it's surroundings from an old badger.Ref: 5
1501*In his encyclical "Ad ea quae circa decorem," Pope Alexander VI sanctioned the Minim Friars, a religious order founded by Francis of Paola (1416-1507) in 1435.Ref: 5
1523*Danish king Christian III arrives in Veere.Ref: 5
1551*Council of Trente resumes.Ref: 5
1625*Prince Frederik Henry appointed viceroy of Holland.Ref: 5
1628*Meiboom in Quincy MA degenerates into orgy with Indian women.Ref: 5
1707*England, Wales & Scotland form UK of Great Britain.Ref: 5
1711 Arch duke Karel of Austria/Hungarian rebellion sign Peace of Szatmar.Ref: 5
1725 Spain & Austria sign trade treaty.Ref: 5
1757 Austria & France divide Prussia.Ref: 5
1776 Adam Weishaupt founds the secret society of Illuminati.Ref: 5
1781 Emperor Jozef II decrees protection of population.Ref: 5
1795*Congress changes the flag to have 15 stars and 15 stripes for the newest states of Vermont and Kentucky. It was this flag that inspired the "Star Spangled Banner".Ref: 62
1803*The official birthday of Greene County, OH.Ref: 55
1805*The state of Virginia passes a law requiring all freed slaves to leave the state, or risk either imprisonment or deportation.Ref: 2
1814*Xenia OH was to have been incorporated as a town but for reasons lost to antiquity the law had become inoperative. A second attempt is made in 1817.Ref: 54
1819*Freedom of the Press in France.Ref: 10
1822*John Phillips becomes the first mayor of Boston.Ref: 5
1834*Belgian parliament accept railway laws.Ref: 5
1840*First adhesive postage stamps ("Penny Blacks" from England) issued, invented by Rowland Hill.Ref: 5
1841*First emigrant wagon train leaves Independence MO for California.Ref: 5
1844*Whig convention nominates Henry Clay as presidential candidate.Ref: 5
1845*At a convention in Louisville, KY, the Methodist Episcopal Church, South was organized as a new denomination, separate from its parent, the Methodist Episcopal Church.Ref: 5
1846 Ida Pfeiffer (48) begins trip around world.Ref: 5
1847*The Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC is formally dedicated.Ref: 17
1850*John Geary becomes first San Fransisco mayor.Ref: 5
1853 Argentina adopts it's constitution.Ref: 5
1854 Amsterdam begins transferring drinking water out of the dunes.Ref: 5
1865*(Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy) President Andrew Johnson orders that the Lincoln assassination conspirators be tried by a military commission.Ref: 87
1866*American Equal Rights Association forms.Ref: 5
1867*Howard University chartered.Ref: 5
1867*Reconstruction in the South begins with black voter registration.Ref: 2
1871*(date calculated) After serving a six-month sentence Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward "Ned" Kelly, arrived home. Wild Wright, a neighbour, had borrowed a chestnut horse at Mansfield and rode to Mrs Kelly's for a spree, then left, asking the Kellys to mind the horse until his return. Ned innocently rode the horse into Greta, where he was pounced upon by Constable Hall, torn off his horse, knocked unconscious by five men, handcuffed by Hall, trussed hand and foot, and taken to Wangaratta. Tried on a charge of receiving a stolen horse, he was found guilty, and sentenced to three years' hard labour at Pentridge jail. Ned was then sixteen. Ref 
1873*First US postal card issued.Ref: 5
1875*238 members of "Whiskey Ring" accused of anti-US activities.Ref: 5
1876*Queen Victoria of England is proclaimed Empress of India.Ref: 17
1877*President Ruthoford B. Hayes withdraws all Federal troops from the South, ending Reconstruction.Ref: 2
1883*Xenia National Bank commences operations. (XDG, 10/1/1883)Ref: 83
1884*The first skyscraper in America was under construction. No, it wasn’t in NY. It was a 10-story building located on the corner of LaSalle and Adams in Chicago, IL.Ref: 4
1885*Maria "Goeie Mie" Swanenburg sentence to life for killing 27 in Netherlands.Ref: 5
1886*The Knights of Labor take to the streets demanding a universal 40-hour work week.Ref: 5
1889 First International Workers Day, according to the 2nd International.Ref: 5
1892*US Quarantine Station opens on Angel Island, San Fransisco Bay.Ref: 5
1907*Metered taxis arrived in NY City. The new Paris cabs were the first in the United States.Ref: 17
1907*Belgian Government of De Trooz forms.Ref: 5
1907*Indian Mine Laws passes (concessions from Netherlands-Indies).Ref: 5
1908*World's most intense rain shower (2.47" in 3 minutes) at Portobelo Panamá.Ref: 5
1909 Netherlands begins unity with Belgium.Ref: 5
1911*The Supreme Court orders the dissolution of Standard Oil Company and American Tobacco Company, ruling they were in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.Ref: 70
1912*Beverly Hills Hotel opens.Ref: 5
1914*China's first president Yuan Shikai wins dictatorial qualification.Ref: 5
1915*The luxury liner Lusitania leaves NY Harbor for a voyage to Europe.Ref: 2
1917*Russian spokesman, Miliukov, sends a note to the Allies indicating Russia's intent to continue the war.Ref: 90
1920 Belgian-Luxembourg toll tunnel opens.Ref: 5
1921 Drusian sultan Pasja al-Atrasj elected Governor of Suwayda.Ref: 5
1922*(date given as May, 1922) The Kiwanis Club of Xenia [OH] is officially chartered, designated Club No. 732. (XDG, p 4B, 9/30/2003)Ref: 83
1922 The first National Labor Congress of China opens in Canton.Ref: 17
1924*Admiral Paul Koundouriótis becomes President of Greece.Ref: 5
1924*Greece becomes a republic after the overthrow of King George II.Ref: 5
1925*Cyprus becomes a British Crown Colony.Ref: 5
1926*British coal-miners go on strike.Ref: 5
1927*First British airliner to serve cooked meals (Imperial Airways).Ref: 5
1927*Adolf Hitler holds his first Nazi meeting in Berlin.Ref: 2
1928*Pitcairn Airlines (later Eastern) begins service.Ref: 5
1928*Lei Day begun (a Hawaiian celebration).Ref: 5
1928*Drunken fascist Erich Wichman attacks VARA-radio transmitter.Ref: 5
1929*Farm workers strike begins in East-Groningen.Ref: 5
1931 Norway claims Peter I Island.Ref: 5
1931*NY's 102-story Empire State Building was dedicated.Ref: 5
1931*First Baha'i temple opens at Wilmette, Ill.Ref: 10
1932 First Suriname union congress at Paramaribo.Ref: 5
1934*The Philippine legislature accepts a US proposal for independence.Ref: 2
1934 Austria signs pact with Vatican.Ref: 5
1935*Canada's first silver dollar is circulated.Ref: 5
1935*Boulder Dam completed.Ref: 5
1936*FBI's J Edgar Hoover arrests Alvin Karpis.Ref: 5
1937*President Franklin Roosevelt signs an act of neutrality, keeping the United States out of World War II.Ref: 2
1939*"Back to the Bible Broadcast" was launched by founder Theodore Epp, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Today, over 600 radio stations nationwide carry the program.Ref: 5
1941*General Mills introduces Cheerios.Ref: 5
1942*Radio Orange calls to defy order to wear "Jewish star".Ref: 5
1945 General Belgian Labor Union (ABVV) party forms.Ref: 5
1946*Fieldmarshal Montgomery appointed British supreme commander.Ref: 5
1946*Mrs Emma Clarissa Clement named "American Mother of the Year".Ref: 5
1947*Lieutenant General Hoyt S Vandenberg, USA, ends term as 2nd head of CIA. Rear Admiral Roscoe H Hillenkoetter, USN, becomes 3th director of the CIA.Ref: 5
1947*Rear Admiral Roscoe H Hillenkoetter, USN, becomes 3th director of the CIA.Ref: 5
1948*Glenn Taylor, Idaho Senator, arrested in Birmingham AL for trying to enter a meeting through a door marked "for Negroes".Ref: 5
1948*North Korea proclaims itself People's Democratic Republic of Korea.Ref: 5
1948*The prime minister of Nepal, General Padma Rana, resigns and is replaced by his son, Maharaja Chandra Rana.Ref: 17
1950 Mayor of Brussels reluctantly bans May Day parade.Ref: 5
1950 New marriage laws enforced in People's Republic China.Ref: 5
1951 600,000 march for peace & freedom in Germany.Ref: 5
1951*Dutch Reformed Church introduces new church choir.Ref: 5
1952*Marines take part in an atomic explosion training in NV.Ref: 5
1952*TWA introduces tourist class.Ref: 5
1954*HSA-UWC Established (Unification Church) (The Moonies).Ref: 5
1957*US give Poland credit of $95 million.Ref: 5
1957*Luis Samoza is inaugurated as president of Nicaragua.Ref: 17
1958*Arturo Frondizi sworn in as President of Argentina.Ref: 5
1959 West Germany introduces 5 day work week.Ref: 5
1959*West Germany introduces 5 day work week.Ref: 5
1960*An American U-2 plane invaded Soviet airspace. The Soviets reacted by shooting down the plane piloted by the C.I.A.’s Francis Gary Powers. It took five days for the Soviets to announce the occurrance to the rest of the world. At first the U.S. referred to the U-2 as a weather reconnaissance plane, denying that Powers was a spy. Later, the U.S. State Department admitted that the mission was to photograph Soviet military installations, and that the mission was justified. Powers was tried as a spy by the Soviet Union. He was sentenced to solitary confinement for 10 years in "Matrosskaya Tishina". In 17 months, he was exchanged for Russian spy Rudolf Abel who had been exposed by the CIA.Ref: 4
1960 India's Bombay state split into Gujarat & Maharashtra states.Ref: 5
1961 Fidel Castro announces there will be no more elections in Cuba.Ref: 5
1961*Tanganyika granted full internal self-government by Britain; Julius Nyerere becomes the first prime minister.Ref: 5
1961*First airplane skyjack by Antillo Ortiz.National Airlines twin-engine Convair flown to Havana.Ref: 5
1962*First French underground nuclear experiment in the Sahara at Ecker Algeria.Ref: 5
1962*JFK authorizes Area Redevelopment Act (ARA).Ref: 5
1963 Indonesia takes control of Irian Jaya (west New Guinea) from Netherlands.Ref: 5
1965*USSR launches Luna 5; later impacts on Moon.Ref: 5
1967*Anastasio Somoza Debayle becomes President of Nicaragua.Ref: 5
1967 Jelle Zijlstra becomes president of Netherlands Bank.Ref: 5
1969*43 Unification church couples wed in NYC.Ref: 5
1970*Students from Kent State University riot in downtown Kent, Ohio, in protest of the American invasion of Cambodia.Ref: 2
1971*Amtrak, which combined and streamlined the operations of 18 intercity passenger railroads, went into service.Ref: 70
1972*Radio's Mutual Black Network premieres.Ref: 5
1975*Smokey the Bear retiresRef: 62
1977*Empress Lilly dedicated.Ref: 5
1978*First black mayor of New Orleans (Ernest Morial) inaugurated.Ref: 5
1979*Marshall Islands (in the Pacific) become self-governing.Ref: 5
1979*Home rule introduced to Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland).Ref: 5
1981*Senator Harrison A. Williams Jr (D-NJ) was convicted in NY of charges related to the FBI's "ABSCAM" probe.Ref: 5
1984*Great Britain performs nuclear test at NV Test Site.Ref: 5
1985*US President Reagan ends embargo against Nicaragua.Ref: 5
1986*The Tass News Agency reports the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident.Ref: 2
1987*Pope John Paul II beatified Edith Stein, a Jewish-born Carmelite nun who was gassed in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.Ref: 70
1989*US Supreme Court rules employees have legal burden to prove non-discriminatory reasons for not hiring or promoting.Ref: 5
1992*On the third day of the Los Angeles riots, Rodney King appeared in public to appeal for calm, asking "Can we all get along?"Ref: 70
1996*PLO leader Yasser Arafat received a statesman's welcome at the White House, where he met with President Clinton for 45 minutes, then lashed out at Israel for keeping its borders closed to Palestinian workers.Ref: 6
1996*(Prudential Insurance) A multistate task force of insurance regulators finds "widespread violalations" throughout the country. (Wall Street Journal, p C1, 7/09/1999)Ref: 33
1997*Toni Blair elected PM of UK.Ref: 5
2001*Thomas Blanton Jr. became the second ex-Ku Klux Klansman to be convicted in the 1963 bombing of a church in Birmingham, Ala., that claimed the lives of four black girls.Ref: 70
2002 Israeli armored vehicles began leaving Yasser Arafat's battered West Bank compound, ending his five months of confinement.Ref: 70
2003*President GW Bush, a former National Guard pilot, co-pilots an S-3B Viking jet as it lands on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. (USA Today, p 8A, 5/02/2003)Ref: 13
1486*Christopher Columbus convinces Queen Isabella to fund expedition to the West Indies.Ref: 2
1528*Pánfilo the Narvaéz begins exploration to with 350 men to Florida.Ref: 5
1598*Jacob van Necks merchant fleet departs for Java.Ref: 5
1682*Louis XIV & his court inaugurate the Paris Observatory.Ref: 5
1844*Samuel Morse sends first telegraphic message.Ref: 5
1889*Bayer introduces aspirin in powder form (Germany).Ref: 5
1947*Radar for commercial & private planes first demonstrated.Ref: 5
1949*Gerard Kuiper discovers Nereid, (2nd satellite of Neptune).Ref: 5
1952*Mr Potato Head, introduced.Ref: 5
1957*Vanguard TV-1 booster test reaches 195 km.Ref: 5
1964*First BASIC program runs on a computer (Dartmouth).Ref: 5
1965*Leo Spies composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1978*Naomi Uemura became first to reach North Pole overland alone.Ref: 5
1981*Radio Shack releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3.Ref: 5
1986*Will Stegers expedition reaches North Pole.Ref: 5
1999*The Mercury space capsule Liberty Bell 7 that was flown by Gus Grissom was found in the Atlantic 300 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral, 38 years after it sank.Ref: 70
1429*Joan of Arc, inspiring loyal French troops, raises seige of Orleans, driving back the English and Burgundian soldiers.Ref: 17
1544 Turkish troops occupy Hungary.Ref: 5
1625 Portuguese & Spanish expedition recaptures Salvador (Bahia).Ref: 5
1703 Battle at Pultusk: Charles XII of Sweden beats the Russians under Peter the Great.Ref: 17
1715 Prussia declares war on Sweden.Ref: 5
1759*British fleet occupies Guadeloupe, West-Indies, on France.Ref: 5
1808*Napoleon forces both Charles IV of Spain and his son Ferdinand to relinquish the Spanish crown in his favor.Ref: 17
1809*Napoleon annexes the Papal States; Pope Pius VII is held prisoner at Savona.Ref: 17
1857*William Walker, conqueror of Nicaragua, surrenders to US Navy.Ref: 5
1861*Lee orders Confederate troops under T J Jackson to Harper's Ferry.Ref: 5
1862*Union captain David Farragut conquers New Orleans.Ref: 5
1863*The Union Army under Gen. Hooker is decisively defeated by Lee's much smaller forces at the Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia as a result of Lee's brilliant and daring tactics. Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson is mortally wounded by his own soldiers. Hooker retreats. Union losses are 17,000 killed, wounded and missing out of 130,000. The Confederates, 13, 000 out of 60,000. "I just lost confidence in Joe Hooker," said Hooker later about his own lack of nerve during the battle.Ref: 2
1863*Battle of Port Gibson, MS.Ref: 5
1863*Confederate congress passed resolution to kill black soldiers.Ref: 5
1863*Confederate "National Flag" replaces "Stars & Bars".Ref: 5
1864*Wilderness campaign.Ref: 5
1864*Atlanta campaign, Georgia.Ref: 5
1864*Battle at Alexandria LA (Red River Campaign).Ref: 5
1865 Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay form alliance against Paraguay.Ref: 10
1898*Commodore George Dewey gave the command, "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley," as an American naval force destroyed a Spanish fleet in Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.Ref: 5
1915*American steamer merchant ship, tanker Gulflight is torpedoed off Scilly Isles by a German submarine; 3 lives are lost.Ref: 5
1936*(or 2nd) Emperor Haile Selassie leaves Ethiopia as Italian invades.Ref: 5
1940*Rudolf Höss is chosen to be kommandant of Auschwitz.Ref: 35
1941*A German attack on Tobruk is repulsed.Ref: 36
1942*Japanese occupy Mandalay in Burma. 
1942*Submarine U-69 shells Canadian merchant ship James E. Newsom northeast of Bermuda in the Atlantic Ocean. 
1943*Food rationing begins in US.Ref: 5
1943*German plane sinks boat loaded with Palestinian Jews bound for Malta.Ref: 5
1943*German Wehrmacht deployed in order to break Dutch strikes.Ref: 5
1943*Greece is placed under martial law by the Nazis.Ref: 17
1944*Surprise attack on Weteringschans Amsterdam, fails.Ref: 5
1944*The Messerschmitt Me 262, the first combat jet, makes its first flight.Ref: 2
1945*Soviet army reach Rostock.Ref: 5
1945*Admiral Karl Doenitz forms German government.Ref: 5
1945*Martin Bormann, private secretary to Adolf Hitler, escapes the Fuehrerbunker as the Red Army advances on Berlin.Ref: 2
1945*900 occupiers of Demmin Vorpommeren commit suicide.Ref: 5
1945*Australian & Dutch troops lands on Tarakan.Ref: 5
1958 Ambonese rebellion bombed Ambon/conquer Morotai.Ref: 5
1966*US troops shooting targets in Cambodia.Ref: 5
1968*In the second day of battle, US Marines, with the support of naval fire, continue their attack on a North Vietnamese Division at Dai Do. Dateline Vietnam.Ref: 2
1972*North Vietnamese troops occupy Quang Tri Activities Committee.Ref: 5
1975*The Communist victory in Vietnam is complete.Ref: 17
1991 Angola's civil war ends.Ref: 5
2003*(date unspecified) Mohammed Al Rehaief, the Iraqi who helped US Marines locate POW Jessica Lynch, his wife and 5-year old daughter were relocated to the US when homeland security grants them "humanitarian parole", according to an Associated Press story. (XDG, p 5A, 5/2/2003)Ref: 83
1751 America’s first cricket tournament was held in NY City. Cricket is a popular European sport, played by teams of 11 players who use bats, balls and wickets.Ref: 4
1883*The New York Gothams (NL) play their first game at a field once used for polo matches at 110th Street and Sixth Avenue. Owners John B. Day and Jim Mutrie are also the owners of the American Association's New York Metropolitans.Ref: 86
1883*America’s first professional sports trainer, Bob Rogers, was hired by the New York Athletic Club.Ref: 4
1883*National League baseball returns to the City of Brotherly Love as Philadelphia hosts its first National League game since 1876. The Quakers, after holding their first spring training at Recreation Park, open their season there bowing to the Providence Grays, 4-3.Ref: 1
1884*In an American Association game against the Louisville Eclipse, Toledo Blue Stockings' catcher Moses Fleetwood Walker becomes first black to play in the major leagues.Ref: 1
1891*In front of 10,000 fans, Cy Young pitches first game played in Cleveland's League Park Cleveland Spiders 12, Cincinnati Redlegs 3.Ref: 5
1900*Roermond soccer team forms in Roermond.Ref: 5
1901*White Sox Herm McFarland hits the first grand slam in AL history in a game which features the Detroit Tigers committing 12 errors.Ref: 1
1906*Striking out 11 batters while walking three, Phillie hurler John Lush no-hits the Dodgers, 1-0 .Ref: 1
1912*Amsterdam-North soccer team DWV forms.Ref: 5
1920*The longest baseball game (by innings) was played. The Boston Braves and the Brooklyn Dodgers played an incredible 26 innings -- with the same pitchers! Leon Cadore of Brooklyn and Boston’s Joe Oeschger went the distance and saw the game end in a 1-1 tie.Ref: 4
1920*Babe Ruth's first Yankee homerun & 50th of his career, is hit out of the Polo GroundsRef: 5
1922*White Sox hurler Charlie Robertson becomes the third modern pitcher to throw a perfect no-hit, no-run game as he beats the Tigers at Navin Field, 2-0.Ref: 1
1923*49th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Zev wins in 2:05.4.Ref: 5
1925*In a game against Washington, 17 year-old A's rookie catcher Jimmie Foxx pinch-hits a single in his first at-bat.Ref: 1
1926*The legendary Satchel Paige makes his pitching debut in Negro Southern League.Ref: 1
1927*Netherlands beats Belgium 3-2 in soccer match in Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1927*Panningen soccer team forms in Panningen.Ref: 5
1928*Rotterdam soccer team Black White '28 forms.Ref: 5
1929 Brooklyn's Johnny Finn sets 100 yard sack race in 14.4 seconds.Ref: 5
1939*At Comiskey Park, the White Sox defeat the Cubs and Dizzy Dean, 4-1,in an exhibition game to benefit Monty Stratton. The former pitcher, who lost his leg in an off-season hunting accident, tries to pitch in the game and receives a new car and nearly $30,000 as a result outfielder the contest.Ref: 1
1940*The 1940 Olympics are cancelled.Ref: 5
1943*69th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 2:04.Ref: 5
1947*Cleveland Indians abandon League Park to play all games at Municipal Stadium.Ref: 5
1948*74th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:05.4; this is Arcaro's 4th win.Ref: 5
1949*A's Elmer Valo is first American League'er to hit 2 bases-loaded triples in a game.Ref: 5
1949*Joe Louis retires as undefeated Heavyweight Boxing Champion. (He comes out of retirement the following year to fight Ezzard Charles and is defeating in an upset.) 
1951*Minnie Minoso, the first black to play for the White Sox, makes his White Sox debut hitting a home run against Yankee Vic Raschi in his first plate appearance. In the same game, White Sox Randy Gumpert gives up Mickey Mantle's first major league homer in a 8-3 loss to the Yankees.Ref: 1
1951*White Sox Randy Gumpert gives up Mickey Mantle's first major league homer in a 8-3 loss to the Yankees.Ref: 1
1954*80th Kentucky Derby: Raymond York aboard Determine wins in 2:03.Ref: 5
1955*Indian starters put on a 'pitching clinic' during a doubleheader sweep of the Red Sox. Veteran Bob Feller holds Boston hitless for 6+ innings and hurls his major league record 12th one-hitter in a 2-0 victory and in the night cap, rookie left-hander Herb Score strikes out the first nine batters (he will whiff a total of 16) enroute to a 2-1 four-hitter win.Ref: 1
1955*Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Tournament.Ref: 5
1955*Jockey Willie Shoemaker rode the legendary Swaps to a win in the Kentucky Derby in Louisville. The Run for the Roses was worth $108,400. (Swap’s colt, Chateaugay, would win the.Derby with the exact same time as his daddy’s: 2 minutes, 1-4/5 seconds.) This was Shoemaker’s first Derby win. He would win again in 1959 aboard Tommy Lee and in 1965 on Lucky Debonair.Ref: 4
1957*Flevo Boys soccer team forms in Emmeloord.Ref: 5
1959*At the age of 39, White Sox hurler Early Wynn pitches a one-hitter striking out 14 and hits a double and home run to beat the Red Sox, 1-0.Ref: 1
1959*Floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for heavyweight boxing title.Ref: 5
1960*Pancho Gonzalez retires from tennis.Ref: 5
1962*Bo Belinsky pitches a no-hitter, in his 4th start.Ref: 5
1963 First American (James Whittaker) conquers Mount Everest.Ref: 5
1965*Stanley Cup: Montréal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 3.Ref: 5
1965*91st Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker on Lucky Debonair wins in 2:01.2.Ref: 5
1966*Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational.Ref: 5
1968*Phillies J Boozer is ejected for throwing spitballs during his warmup.Ref: 5
1969*At Crosley Field, Astro Don Wilson no-hits the Reds, 4-0 one day after the Reds' Jim Maloney beat Houston with a no-hitter.Ref: 1
1969*Leonard Tose, a trucking executive from Philadelphia PA, buys NFL Philadelphia Eagles for $16,155,000.Ref: 5
1971*97th Kentucky Derby: Gustavo Avila on Canonero II wins in 2:03.2.Ref: 5
1972*Mohammed Ali wins a decision over George Chuvalo in the 15th round in Vancouver, Canada.Ref: 96
1973*The Giants score seven runs with two outs in the ninth inning to defeat the Pirates, 8-7.Ref: 1
1974*Tom Seaver strikes out 16 Dodgers and gives up only three hits in over twelve innings, but Mets lose in the 14th, 2-1.Ref: 1
1974*Using just five pitches, Pirate starter Doc Ellis hits the first three Reds' batters (Rose, Morgan and Driessen) he faces. Pittsburgh pilot Danny Murtaugh removes Ellis when his pitcher throws two pitches behind Tony Perez's head before walking the clean-up hitter and then goes 0-2 on the next batter, Johnny Bench.Ref: 1
1975*Islanders Parise & Potvin score within 14 seconds in playoffs Flyers 5-Isles 4-semifinals-Flyers hold 2-0 lead.Ref: 5
1975*A year after he beat Babe Ruth's homer record, Hank Aaron breaks RBI record of 2,209.Ref: 17
1976*102nd Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr on Bold Forbes wins in 2:01.6.Ref: 5
1976*Jos Hermens, Netherlands sets record for 20,000 meter, 57:24.2.Ref: 5
1977 Bruno Sammartino loses his WWF title to "Superstar" Billy Graham. Ref 
1977*Debbie Austin wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1977*Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:35:15.4).Ref: 5
1978*MVV soccer team forms in Maastricht.Ref: 5
1980*Sabres & Islanders play to 1:20 of 5th period in a playoff.Ref: 5
1981*Billie Jean King admits to a lesbian affair with Marilyn Barnett.Ref: 5
1982*(day unspecified) Garry Kasparov places first Grandmaster tournament in Bugojno. The drama was in being able to play in this tournament in the first place. Since the wounding by Fischer of Soviet chess system, the authorities were keen to ensure that Karpov would be dominant as their national chess flag for quite some time. As such they did not really need another champion. Kasparov was denied by the officials at first the right to play in Bugojno, and was offered instead the low category tournament at Dortmund. Kasparov gave a ten minute speech which was in effect a coded message to Geidar Aliev asking for support for Kasparov's experience abroad. He got the support and Karpov was not at this tournamentRef:78
1982*108th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Gato Del Sol wins in 2:02.4.Ref: 5
1982*Nordiques 4-Isles 5 (OT)-semifinals-Isles hold 3-0 lead.Ref: 5
1983*Hollis Stacy wins LPGA CPC International Golf Tournament.Ref: 5
1985*Jimmy Key becomes the first left-handed starter in 614 games to win a game for Blue Jays.Ref: 1
1986*Race car driver Bill Elliott set a stock car speed record with his Ford Thunderbird in Talladega, AL. Elliott zipped around the track at 212.229 mph.Ref: 4
1987*46 homeruns hit in 13 baseball games.Ref: 5
1988*Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1989*Jockey Chris Antley ends record of 64 consecutive winning days.Ref: 5
1991*The Toronto Blue Jays extend a radio contract with CJCL through 1994 and in Texas.Ref: 86
1991*Texas Ranger Nolan Ryan throws his seventh career no-hitter in a 3-0 win over Toronto at Arlington Stadium. His seven no-hitters are a major league record and at 44 years, three months and one day, Ryan is the oldest pitcher ever to throw a no-hitter.Ref: 86
1991*A's Rickey Henderson breaks Lou Brocks record with his 939th steal (vs Yankees).Ref: 5
1991*Milwaukee Brewers beat Chicago Cubs, 10-9, in 19 innings.Ref: 5
1992*Rickey Henderson steals his 1,000th base.Ref: 5
1992*NY Rangers win their first ever 7th game of a playoff (vs New Jersey Devils).Ref: 5
1992*Los Angeles Dodgers postpone 3 games due to racial riots due to Rodney King.Ref: 5
1993*(day unspecified) FIDE announce that Kasparov and Short will be dropped from the FIDE rating list.Ref:78
1993*119th Kentucky Derby: Jerry Bailey aboard Sea Hero wins in 2:02.4.Ref: 5
1994*Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Sprint Senior Challenge Golf Tournament.Ref: 5
1994*Sherri Steinhauer wins LPGA Sprint Golf Championship.Ref: 5
1996*Gerald Williams is first New York Yankee since 1934 to get 6 hits in a game.Ref: 5
1999 The body of George Mallory explorer, mountain climber: last seen in 1924 climbing Mt. Everest “Because it is there.”; is found at 27,000' on Mt. Everest.Ref: 4
1999*125th Kentucky Derby: Chris Antley aboard Charismatic wins in 2:03.2Ref: 5
2000*With the help of a Quilvio Veras homer, the Braves establish a franchise-record 14th straight victory beating the Dodgers, 2-1.Ref: 1
2000*San Francisco's left fielder Barry Bonds becomes the first player to hit a ball into San Francisco Bay (McCovey's Cove); the first 'splashdown' home run at Pacific Bell Park helps the Giants to beat the Mets, 10-3.Ref: 1
2001*As a result being struck by the flying barrel of a broken bat, Mike Fyhrie breaks the ulna bone in his left arm. The Cubs' righty reliever used his arm to protect himself as Padres' Santiago Perez broken bat exploded in the direction of the mound.Ref: 1
2002*Recording his 321st save for San Diego, Tevor Hoffman establishes a new big league record for the most saves for one team surpassing Dennis Eckersley's mark of 320 with Oakland. The long-time Padre closer, now eighth on the all-time list, was traded as a rookie pitcher by the Marlins as part of the Gary Sheffield deal in 1993.Ref: 1
1704*Boston Newsletter publishes first newspaper ad.Ref: 5
1777 RB Sheridans "School for Scandal" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1786*Mozart's opera "The Marriage of Figaro" premieres in Wien (Vienna).Ref: 5
1851*Great Exhibition opens in London's Hyde Park, at Crystal Palace.Ref: 5
1869*The Folies-Bergere opens in Paris.Ref: 5
1873 Emperor Franz Jozef opens 5th World's Fair in Wien (Vienna).Ref: 5
1883*Amsterdam World's Fair opens.Ref: 5
1893*The World's Columbian Exposition was officially opened in Chicago by President Cleveland.Ref: 5
1901*Pan-American Exposition opens in Buffalo.Ref: 5
1902 In Paris, Georges Melies exhibits unique movie "A Trip to the Moon”; first with special effects.Ref: 10
1913*Longacre Theater opens at 220 W 48th St New York NY.Ref: 5
1931*Singer Kate Smith begins her long and illustrious radio career with CBS on this, her birthday. The 22-year-old Smith started out with no sponsors and a paycheck of just $10 a week for the nationally broadcast daily program. However, within 30 days, her salary increased to a more respectable $1,500 a week!Ref: 4
1933*The first issue of "The Catholic Worker" was published. Founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, the monthly newspaper promoted social reconstruction through shared farming and housing for the urban poor.Ref: 5
1939*Batman Comics hit the street.Ref: 5
1939*Pulitzer Prize awarded to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (The Yearling).Ref: 5
1939*The two-part Sy Oliver arrangement of Lonesome Road was recorded by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Listening carefully, one might note that the lead trombone is not that of Tommy Dorsey, but of Dave Jacobs, instead.Ref: 4
1941 The film Citizen Kane, directed and starring Orson Welles, opens at the RKO Palace in New York City.Ref: 2
1943*First edition of illegal "The Free Artist" appears in Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1944*Pulitzer prize awarded to Martin Flavin (Journey in the Dark).Ref: 5
1945 Radio Budapest, Hungary re-enters shortwave broadcasting after WWII.Ref: 5
1948*Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Auspicia quaedam.Ref: 5
1950*Gwendolyn Brooks becomes the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for her book of poetry called Annie Allen.Ref: 2
1950*Pulitzer prize awarded to Rodgers & Hammerstein (South Pacific).Ref: 5
1954*Bishops publish Mandement (member socialist organization forbidden).Ref: 5
1957 Larry King's first radio broadcast.Ref: 5
1961*Pulitzer prize awarded to Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird).Ref: 5
1965*Beatles give their last live performance in England at Wembley Stadium.Ref: 10
1966*Last British concert by the Beatles (Empire Pool in Wembley).Ref: 5
1966 Radio RSA, South Africa begins shortwave transmitting.Ref: 5
1967*Elvis Presley got hitched to a girl he had dated since his army days in West Germany. Elvis and Priscilla Beaulieu married in Las Vegas, NV. The wedding cake, incidentally, cost $3,500. The marriage lasted until 1973.Ref: 4
1967*Pulitzer prize awarded to Bernard Malamud (The Fixer).Ref: 5
1968*"Ben Franklin in Paris" closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC after 215 performances.Ref: 5
1970*Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin combined for the first time on Elton’s first American album simply titled, Elton John. The LP contained Elton’s first hit, Your Song, which made it to the top ten on the music charts in December.Ref: 4
1971*Rolling Stones release "Brown Sugar".Ref: 5
1972*"Different Times" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 24 performances.Ref: 5
1972*Pulitzer prize awarded to Wallace Stegner (Angle of Repose).Ref: 5
1979*Elton John becomes first pop star to perform in Israel.Ref: 5
1980*"Day in Hollywood, Night in Ukraine" opens at John Golden NYC for 588 performances.Ref: 5
1980*15th Academy of Country Music Awards: Barbara Mandrell wins.Ref: 5
1980 American Book Award: William Styron (Sophie Choice)/T Wolfe (Right Stuff).Ref: 5
1982*1982 World's Fair in Knoxville TN opens.Ref: 5
1982*I Love Rock ’N Roll, by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, appeared at the top of the pop music charts for the seventh, and final, week. The rocker stayed on the charts for 16 weeks. Jett from Philadelphia, PA played guitar and formed the all-female rock band, The Runaways in the mid-’70s. The Blackhearts were founded in 1980. Jett starred in the film, Light of Day, playing the role of leader of a rock band called The Barbusters. The movie also starred Michael J. Fox and Michael McKean. The title song, Light of Day, was written by Jett and Bruce Springsteen. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts had nine hits on the charts into 1990, but I Love Rock ’N Roll was the group’s only million-plus selling record.Ref: 4
1983*"My One & Only" opens at St James Theater NYC for 767 performances.Ref: 5
1984*Mick Fleetwood (of Fleetwood Mac) files for bankruptcy.Ref: 5
1985*William Hoffman's "As Is" premieres in NYC.Ref: 5
1988*"Romance/Romance" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 297 performances.Ref: 5
1989*135 acre Disney's MGM studio officially opens to the public.Ref: 5
1990*"Prelude to a Kiss" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC.Ref: 5
1991*Actor Robert Duvall weds Sharon Brophy.Ref: 5
1991*"Will Rogers Follies" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 983 performances.Ref: 5
1991*Skin-Spit-Skin featuring lesbian, homosexual & heterosexual nude couples caressing, is seen by 5,000 in NYC.Ref: 5
1994*Charles Kuralt retires as CBS newsman (On the Road).Ref: 5
1994*"My Fair Lady" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 165 performances.Ref: 5
1994*"Rise & Fall of Little Voice" opens at Neil Simon NYC for 9 performances.Ref: 5
1995*"On the Waterfront" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 8 performances.Ref: 5
1996*"Ideal Husband" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 308 performances.Ref: 5
1999*(Napster) (date given as May, 1999) Napster file-sharing service founded by Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker. (WSJ, p B1, 9/09/2003)Ref: 33
2000*About three and a-half million Time Warner cable subscribers temporarily lost access to seven Disney-owned ABC stations in a quarrel over transmission rights.Ref: 6
1218*King Rudolph I Germany, founder of the Hapsburg Dyansty, is born.Ref: 17
1238*Magnus VI Lagabuter King of Norway (1263-80), is born.Ref: 5
1245*Philippe III Poissy Yvelines France, King of France (1270-85), is born.Ref: 5
1493*Phillippus Paracelsus, Switzerland, physician/alchemist, is born.Ref: 5
1545*Franciscus Junius [François du Jon], French/Netherlands calvinist theologist, is born.Ref: 5
1567*Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt Dutch royal painter, is born.Ref: 5
1577 François van Kinschot Dutch treasurer, is born.Ref: 5
1582*Marco da Gagliano Italian opera composer, is born.Ref: 5
1592*Johann A Schall von Bell German missionaries/astronomer, is born.Ref: 5
1633*Sébastien le Prestre de Vauban French fortress architect, is born.Ref: 5
1672*Joseph Addiso, English essayist: periodicals: The Spectator, The Tatler, The Guardian, The Freeholder; author: Cato; is born.Ref: 4
1735*John H van Kinsbergen Dutch Lieutenant-Admiral/founder of Dutch Marines Corps, is born.Ref: 5
1750*James Galloway Sr, an early settler and a leading citizen of Xenia OH, is born in Pennsylvania. He fought in the Revolutionary War with General Roger Clark and was regarded by contemporaries much like Daniel Boone.Ref: 54
1759 Jacob Albright [Albrecht], German/US predictor, is born.Ref: 5
1764*Benjamin Henry Latrobe, architect of the US Capitol, is born.Ref: 2
1764*Gottfried Rieger composer, is born.Ref: 5
1769*Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, British PM (C) (1828-30), English general; defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo (1815), British PM (C) (1828-30), is born.Ref: 5
1771*George Guest composer, is born.Ref: 5
1775*Jacob-Joseph-Balthasar Martinn composer, is born.Ref: 5
1800*Ret Thomas Aloysius Dornin Commander (Union Navy), died in 1874, is born.Ref: 5
1807*John Bankhead "Prince John" Magruder Major General (Confederate Army), is born.Ref: 5
1818*José Amador de los Ríos Spanish historian/poet, is born.Ref: 5
1819*William Steele Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1885, is born.Ref: 5
1824*Alexander William Williamson, British chemist, is born.Ref: 17
1825*George Inness artist: Peace and Plenty, Delaware Valley, Spring Blossoms; is born.Ref: 4
1827*Jules Adolphe Breton, French painter, is born.Ref: 17
1828*Adelardo Lopez del Ayala y Herrera, Spanish dramatist, politician, is born.Ref: 17
1829*José M de Alencar, Brazilian writer/minister of Justice, is born.Ref: 5
1830*Mary Harris Jones (Mother Jones, ‘The Miner’s Angel'), American labor leader, is born.Ref: 4
1835*Alfred Napoleon Alexander "Natti" Duffie Brigadier General (Union volunteers), is born.Ref: 5
1839*Louis-Maire-Hilaire Bernigaud Chardonnet, French chemist, inventor of rayon, is born.Ref: 68
1851*Eberhard Nestle German oriëntalist/biblical scholar, is born.Ref: 5
1852*Calamity [Martha] Jane [Burke] frontier adventurer/Indian fighter, is born.Ref: 5
1852*Santiago Ramon y Cajal, Spanish histologist (Nobel, 1906 in medicine) is born.Ref: 17
1855*Cecilia Beaux, American portrait painter, is born.Ref: 70
1858*Anthony Johnson Showalter composer, is born.Ref: 5
1859*Bohuslav Jeremias composer, is born.Ref: 5
1859 Willem J Leyds Dutch/South Africa lawyer/politician/diplomat, is born.Ref: 5
1861*Daniel Kelly, brother of Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward "Ned" Kelly is born. Ref 
1862 Anthony G Kröller entrepreneur/government advisor/husband of Helene Müller, is born.Ref: 5
1862*Marcel Prévost French publisher/writer (Les demis-vierges), is born.Ref: 5
1872*Hugo Alfvén Stockholm Sweden, composer (Midsommarvaka), is born.Ref: 5
1878*James Graham, inventor of the first naval aircraft-carrying ship and first man to film a total eclipse of the Sun, is born.Ref: 2
1880*Conrad Weiss German writer/poet (Tantum dic verbo), is born.Ref: 5
1880*Albert Davis Lasker, US advertising executive, is born.Ref: 17
1881*Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, France, philosopher/paleontologist, is born.Ref: 5
1884*Felipe Boero composer, is born.Ref: 5
1887*Alan Gordon Cunningham Irish/British general/director of Palestine (1945-48), is born.Ref: 5
1892*Howard Barlow Plain City OH, conductor (Voice of Firestone), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Leo Sowerby Grand Rapids MI, composer (Pulitzer 1946), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Mark Clark, American general during World War II, is born.Ref: 2
1898*Eugene R Black, US, President of World Bank (1953-62), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Jón Leifs Iceland, composer/conductorRef: 5
1900*Ignazio Silone Italy, novelist/politician (Bread and Wine), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Leila Hyams New York NY, actress (Big House, Ruggles of Red Gap), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Nikolai Tikhonov Soviet PM (1980-85), is born.Ref: 5
1907 Jan Pauw CEO (Aruban Theater Group), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Giovanni Guareschi Italian writer (Don Camillo, Peppone), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Kate Smith Greenville AL, singer (God Bless America)/Philadelphia Flyer luck charm, is born.Ref: 17
1909*Ethel Jane Cain original UK Speaking Clock voice, is born.Ref: 5
1909*George Melachrino composer, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Yannis Ritsos Greek poet, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Cliff Battles Akron OH, NFL hall of famer (Braves, Redskins), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Anna Pollak mezzo-soprano, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Felipe Padilla de Leon composer, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Winthrop Rockefeller, American philanthropist and governor of Arkansas (1967-71), is born.Ref: 70
1913*Walter Susskind Praha (Prague) Czechoslovakia, conductor, is born.Ref: 5
1915*Archie Williams Olympic Gold Medalist: 400 meters in 46.5 seconds [1936], disputing Hitler’s theory of Aryan superiority, is born.Ref: 4
1916*Glenn Ford (Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford), Québec Canada, actor (Cade's County, Big Heat, Midway), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Jack Parr Canton OH, TV host (Jack Paar Show), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Jane Jacobs Scranton PA, urbanologist, is born.Ref: 5
1917*Danielle Darrieux France, actress (Alexander the Great, Mayerling), is born.Ref: 5
1917*John Beradino Los Angeles CA, actor (Steve Hardy-General Hospital), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Louis G "Lo" van Hensbergen actor/author (Amsterdam Affair), is born.Ref: 5
1918*TV personality Jack Paar is born in Canton OH.Ref: 68
1919*Dan O'Herlihy Ireland, actor (Fail Safe, Last Starfighter, Robocop), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Alwyn Farquharson Scottish clan-captain/large landowner, is born.Ref: 5
1921*12th Lord Middleton English large landowner/multi-millionaire, is born.Ref: 5
1921 Paul Daels president (Flemish Iron Pilgrimage committee), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Louis Nye Hartford CT, comedian (Steve Allen, Happy Days), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Julian Goodman president, chairman: NBCRef: 4
1923*Joseph Heller Brooklyn NY, novelist (Catch-22, 1963 Arts & Letters Award), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Art Fleming Bronx NY, TV host (Jeopardy), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Patricia Roberts Harris first US black woman cabinet member, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Terry Southern, novelist and screenwriter (Dr. Strangelove, Easy Rider), is born.Ref: 2
1924*Earl George composer, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Enrico Josif composer, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Malcolm Scott Carpenter, Boulder CO, astronaut (Mercury 7-Aurora 7), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Chuck Bednarik Pennsylvania, NFL hall of fame center/linebacker (Philadelphia), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Harry [Harold George Jr] Belafonte, NY NY, calypso singer (The Banana Boat Song), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Greta Andersen Denmark, 100 meter freestyle swimmer (Olympics-gold-1948), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Lord Bathurst English earl/large landowner/multi-millionaire, is born.Ref: 5
1927*Roland Verhavert Flemish screen writer (Sea Gulls Die in the Harbor), is born.Ref: 5
1927*William Mitchell Byers musician, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Raoul Servais Belgian cartoonist/president (l'ASIFA), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Sonny James [James Loden] Hackelburg AL, rocker (Young Love), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Ollie Matson Pro Football Hall of Famer is born. San Francisco Univ. All-American; US Olympic medal winner [track: 1952]; Chicago Cardinals [#1 draft pick: 1952/Pro Bowl MVP: 1956], LA Rams, Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles; 12,844 combined net yards, 5,173 yards rushing, 222 receptions, 438 points, record 9 TDs on punt, kickoff returns, played in 5 Pro BowlsRef: 4
1930*Little Walter [Marion Walter Jacobs] rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Joan Hackett East Harlem New York NY, actress (Defenders, Another Day), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Uwe Greßmann writer, is born.Ref: 5
1934*Alette Beaujon Curaçaos poet (Gedichten on the Bay & Elsewhere), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Bo Nilsson Swedish composer (Doppelspiel), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Judy Collins, Seattle WA, singer (Send in the Clowns, Both Sides Now, Clouds), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Max Robinson Richmond VA, black news anchor (ABC Evening News), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Elsa Peretti, US model, designer, is born.Ref: 17
1940*Bobbie Ann Mason author: In Country, Spence and Lila, is born.Ref: 4
1941*Barbara Barendrecht [BHM Wurfbain], actress (Dirty Picture), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Juraj Hatrick composer, is born.Ref: 5
1942*Stephen Macht Philadelphia PA, actor (Joe-Knots Landing, Cagney & Lacey), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Joy Harmon St Louis MO, actress (Cool Hand Luke), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Rita Coolidge Nashville TN, singer (Higher & Higher, We're All Alone), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Rita Coolidge Nashville TN, singer (Higher & Higher, We're All Alone), is born.Ref: 17
1946*Nick Fortune (Fortuna) musician: bass: The Buckinghams: Kind of a Drag, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Valentin Muratov USSR, floor exercise gymnast (Olympics-gold-1956), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Bruce Robinson actor (Story of Adele H), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Jerry Weiss New York NY, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Joanna Lumley Kashmir India, actress (Ab Fab, On Her Majesty's Secret Service), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Tony Ashton rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1947*Jerry Heard golf, is born. Struck by lightning [w/Lee Trevino, Bobby Nichols] during 1975 Western Open [forced new safety standards in weather preparedness at PGA events].Ref: 4
1947*Carlos Ward rocker (B T Express), is born.Ref: 5
1948*James Wise US soul singer (Archie Bell & the Drells), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Douglas Barr Cedar Rapids IA, actor (Howie-The Fall Guy), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Margo Miller San Fransisco CA, fencer-epee (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Marina Stepanova Russian hurdler (world record 1986), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Felix Hanemann rocker (Zebra), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Mindy Moore LPGA golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1954*Michael Scott reporter (Entertainment Tonight), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Ray Parker Jr Detroit MI, rock guitarist/vocalist (Ghostbusters-Who You Gonna Call?), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Byron Stewart Baxter Springs KS, actor (Warren Coolidge-St Elsewhere), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Steve Farris musician: guitar: group: Mr. Mister: Broken Wings, Kyrie, Is It love, is born.Ref: 4
1957*Dick Swett (Representative-D-NH), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Paul D Ronney Los Angeles CA, ScD/astronaut (STS 83 alternate), is born.Ref: 5
1958*John Diehl Cincinnati OH, actor (Detective Zito-Miami Vice), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Phil Smith musician: saxophone: group: Haircut 100: Favourite Shirts [Boy Meets Girl], Love Plus One, Fantastic Day, Nobody’s Fool, is born.Ref: 4
1959*Eddie Johnson NBA guard/forward (Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Steve Cauthen horse jockey: Triple Crown Winner [1978], riding Affirmed, is born.Ref: 68
1960*Albert McDonald Dartmouth Nova Scotia, US canoe (alternate-Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Charlie O'Brien Tulsa OK, catcher (Brewers, Mets, Braves, Blue Jays), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Gary Clark NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Paula Weishoff Hollywood CA, volleyballer (Olympics-silver-84, bronze-92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Reggie Pleasant CFL cornerback (Edmonton Eskimos), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Robert Seguso Minneapolis MN, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1964*Bruno Ravel Paris France, rocker (Danger Danger-Screw It), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Carlos Aalbers Dutch soccer player (NEC), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Ruth Picardie journalist, is born.Ref: 5
1964*Sarah FE Armstrong-Jones daughter of princess Margaret & Lord Snowdon, is born.Ref: 5
1965*Jon Warren Akron OH, 1.5k runner, is born.Ref: 5
1966*Armando Reynoso San Luis Potosi México, pitcher (Colorado Rockies), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Charlie Schlatter New York NY, actor (18 Again, Heartbreak Hotel), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Johnny Colt Cherry Point NC, rock bassist (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Mark Coogan Manhaset NY, marathoner (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Bill Schultz NFL/WLAF offensive tackle (Denver Broncos, Scot Claymores), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Marvcus Patton NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Scott Coffey Hawaii, actor (Satisfaction, Shout), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Tawni Cable Salem OR, playmate (June 1989), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Yael Arad Israel, Women's half middleweight judoka (Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Anton Scheutjens soccer player (Roda JC), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Lisa Campbell Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Mark Scott Paramus NJ, rock drummer (Trixter-Give It To Me Good), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Billy Owens NBA forward/guard (Sacramento Kings), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Bryan Marchment Scarborough, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Carrie Stevens Buffalo NY, playmate (June 1997), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Roy Rosello singer (Menudo-Cannonball), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Alex Van Pelt NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Allen DeGraffenreid WLAF wide receiver (Scotland Claymores), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Alundis Brice NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Damon Diletti Australian field hockey goal keeper (Olympics-silver-92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Ethan Albright NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Jamie Marie Swenson Miss USA-South Dakota (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Renee Poetschka Australian 200 meter/400 meter (Olympics-92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Stuart Appleby Cohuna Australia, Nike golfer (1994 Victorian PGA), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Bobby Chouinard Manilla Phillipines, pitcher (Oakland A's), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Curtis Martin NFL running back (New England Patriots), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Frank Beede NFL center (Seattle Seahawks), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Keri Phebus Laguna Beach CA, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1974*Matthew Hatchette NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Vladimir Zavyalov hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Olympics-1998), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Austin Croshere NBA forward (Indiana Pacers), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Darius McCrary Walnut CA, actor (Edward Winslow-Family Matters), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Anna Louise Wilson Dunedin New Zealand, 100 meter breast stroke (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Jennifer Botterill ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics-98), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Kimberly Grigsby Miss Virginia Teen USA (1997)Ref: 5
1171*Dermot MacMurrough last Irish king of Leinster, dies.Ref: 5
1277*Stefanus IV Uros I de Great King of Serbia (1243-76), dies.Ref: 5
1308*King Albrecht I van Habsburg German King (1298-1308), is murdered by his nephew John, because he refused his share of the Habsburg lands.Ref: 5
1447*Louis VII Duke of Baveria (1413-43), dies.Ref: 5
1456*Hugues de Lannoy Flemish viceroy of Holland/Zealand, dies.Ref: 5
1471*Thomas a Kempis spiritual writer (Navolging of Christ), dies at 91.Ref: 5
1555*Marcellus II [Marcello Cervini] Italian Pope (1555), dies at 53.Ref: 5
1572*Pius V [Antonio Ghislieri] great-inquisiteur/Pope (1566-72), dies.Ref: 5
1679*Esaias Reusner composer, dies at 43.Ref: 5
1700*John Dryden English poet/playwright (Rival Ladies), dies at age 68.Ref: 5
1703*Kiva Yoshinaka Japanese monarch, murdered.Ref: 5
1733*Nicolas Coustou French sculptor (Saôn), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1772 Gottfried Achenwall German lawyer/statistics/economist, dies at 52.Ref: 5
1831*Antonius van Alphen apostle vicar of De Bosch, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1854*Jean Coralli, French dancer/choreographer, dies at age 75.Ref: 70
1863*Edward Dorr Tracy US Confederate Brigadier-General, dies in battle at 29.Ref: 5
1869*A colt is reported killed by a meteorite near New Concord OH.Ref: 5
1870*Francisco Solano López fieldmarshal/President of Paraguay, dies.Ref: 5
1872*Amalia princess of Weimar/wife of prince Hendrik the Navigator, dies.Ref: 5
1873*David Livingstone, missionary, explorer, the Livingstone of “Dr. Livingstone, I presume,” dies at age 60.Ref: 4
1874*Vilem Blodek composer, dies at 39.Ref: 5
1886*Conrad Busken Huet writer (Country of Rubens).Ref: 5
1886*Heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl composer, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1892 Willem A Scholten manufacturer (potatoes), dies at 89.Ref: 5
1896*Naser ed-Din shah of Persia (1848-96), murdered at 65.Ref: 5
1898*Alphonse Wauters Belgian historian, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1900*Premature blast collapses mine tunnel killing 200 at Scofield UT.Ref: 5
1900*Mihály von Munkácsy [Michael von Lieb], German painter, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1902*John Glover English chemist (production sulfuric acid), dies at 85.Ref: 5
1903*Luigi Arditi violist/composer, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1904*Antonin Dvorak, Czechoslovakia, composer: Slavonic Dances, Fifth Symphony, The Water Nymph, Carnival, Gypsy Melodies; dies at age 62.Ref: 4
1917*José E Rodo Uruguayan writer (Motivos de proteo), dies.Ref: 5
1919*Mount Kelud (Indonesia) erupts, boiling crater lake which broke through crater wall killing 5,000 people in 104 small villages.Ref: 5
1921*Louis Campbell-Tipton composer, dies at 43.Ref: 5
1924*August Cuppens Flemish author (Limburgs Driemanschap), dies at 62.Ref: 5
1926 Nicolaus Adriani translator (Middle-Celebes Language), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1928*6 children die & 10 injured by hailstones in Klausenburg, Romania.Ref: 5
1929 Police kill 19 Mayday demonstrators in Berlin.Ref: 5
1931*Mary Elizabeth Wood, American librarian and missionary, dies at age 69.Ref: 70
1932*Paul Doumer President of France (1931-32), assassinated by Russia's Paul Gargalov.Ref: 5
1934*Alexander Alexandrovich Davidenko composer, dies at 35.Ref: 5
1937*Snitz Edwards actor (Phantom of the Opera, College), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1939*Wilhelm Normann German chemist (harden van oliën), dies.Ref: 5
1940*140 Palestinian Jews die as German planes bomb their ship.Ref: 5
1941 John R Locksmith de Brown vicar/CHU-politician, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1945*Paul Josef Goebbels, Nazi minister on propoganda, commits suicide at age 47.Ref: 5
1945*Desider Antalffy-Zsiross Hungarian organist/composer, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1946*Edward Cuthbert Bairstow composer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1946*Percy William Whitlock composer, dies at 42.Ref: 5
1947*Sanner, leader of Norger blood bath, executed.Ref: 5
1948*Christos Ladas Greek minister of Justice, murdered.Ref: 5
1952*William Fox [Fried] US film pioneer (Nickelodeon), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1954*Tom Tyler actor (Lost Ranch, Coyote Trails), dies at 50.Ref: 5
1957*Grant Mitchell actor (Great Lie, Laura, Cairo, Conflict), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1959*Oscar Torp Norwegian premier, dies.Ref: 5
1965*Spike (Lindley Armstrong) Jones musician: drummer; band leader: City Slickers: Cocktails for Two, Der Fuhrer’s Face; dies at age 53.Ref: 4
1968*Sir Harold Nicolson, English author and diplomat, dies at age 81.Ref: 70
1969*Ella Logan actress (52nd Street, Woman Chases Man), dies at 56.Ref: 5
1971*Edith Day actress (Romance of Air), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1971*Glenda Farrell actress (Grand Slam, Exposed), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1976*Rex O'Malley actor (Camille, Zara, Midnight, Thief), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1978*Aram (Ilyich) Katchaturian Russian composer (The Earth), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1981*Dr Clarence A Bacote historian & political scientist, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1981*Peter Huchel writer, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1982*Gene Sheldon actor (Bernardo-Zorro), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1984*Gordon Jenkins orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1985*"Communist" bomb attack kills 2 firemen in Brussels.Ref: 5
1988 Carroll Righter astrologer, dies at 88 of postate cancer.Ref: 5
1988*Paolo Stoppa actor (Garibaldi, Visit, Freedom Fighters), dies.Ref: 5
1988*IRA attack in Roermond, kills 3.Ref: 5
1989*David Webster South African white anti-apartheids activist, murdered.Ref: 5
1989*Douglass Watson actor (Mac Cory-Another World), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1989*Marion Mack actress (General), dies.Ref: 5
1990*Sunset Carson (Winifred Maurice Harrison) actor: Stage Door Canteen, Rio Grande Raiders, Alias Billy the Kid; dies at age 62.Ref: 4
1990*Sergio Franchi, tenor, dies in Stonington CT at age 57. (TWA, 1991)Ref: 95
1991*Richard Thorpe director (Jailhouse Rock, Night Must Fall), dies.Ref: 5
1992*OLIVEHUST, Calif.: Eric Houston, 20, kills four people and wounds 10 in an armed siege at his former high school where he failed history four years earlier. Prosecutors said the attack was in retribution for a failing grade. Houston was convicted and was given a death sentence.Ref: 9
1993*Pierre Bérégovoy PM of France (1992-93), commits suicide at 67.Ref: 5
1993*Ranasinghe Premadasa President (Sri Lanka, 1989-93), assassinated at 68, along with 25 others in a bomb attack.Ref: 5
1993 Hans [Henri EA] Tuynman provo (Full-time Provo), dies at 50.Ref: 5
1994*Tornado & hail storms hit Jiangxi China, 95 killed.Ref: 5
1994*Ayrton Senna Brazilian Grand prix driver, dies in crash at 34.Ref: 5
1994*Imre Gyöngyössy Hungarian director, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1996*Asher Wallfish journalist, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1996*Ivo Rudolph Jarosy film scholar/exhibitor, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1996*William Mitchell Byers musician, dies on 79th birthday.Ref: 5
1997*Bebe AKA Flipper, dolphin, dies at 40Ref: 5
1998*Eldridge Cleaver, the fiery Black Panther leader who later renounced his past and became a Republican, dies in Pomona, CA, at age 62. (TWA, 1999)Ref: 95
2000*Steve Reeves Mr. Universe; actor: Hercules, Hercules Unchained, Goliath and the Barbarians, The Last Days of Pompeii; died May 1, 2000Ref: 4
2001*‘Happy’ (Harold) Hairston basketball: Sacramento Kings, LA Lakers; dies.Ref: 4

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