Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
May 28th

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640*Severinus begins his reign as Catholic Pope (elected in 638).Ref: 5
1037 German emperor Koenraad II removes "Constitutio the Feudis".Ref: 5
1521*Pope Leo X signs treaty with German emperor Charles V.Ref: 5
1533*England's Archbishop declared the marriage of King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.Ref: 5
1664*First Baptist Church is organized (Boston).Ref: 5
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) An arrest warrant is issued for John and Elizabeth Proctor's second son, William. An arrest warrant is also issued for John Alden. Martha Carrier is also ordered arrested upon the complaints of Joseph Holton and John Walcott.Ref: 21
1731*All Hebrew books in Papal State are confiscated.Ref: 5
1774*First Continental Congress convenes (Virginia).Ref: 5
1804*First Republic of France ends; Era of Napoleon begins.Ref: 10
1818*Former president Thomas Jefferson set forth in a letter to a Jewish journalist his opinion of religious intolerance: 'Your sect by its sufferings has furnished a remarkable proof of the universal point of religious insolence, inherent in every sect, disclaimed by all while feeble and practised by all when in power. Our laws have applied the only antidote to this vice, protecting our religions, as they do our civil rights, by putting all on equal footing. But more remains to be done.'.Ref: 5
1830*Simon Kenton is granted a pension of $240 per year as a Virginia Continental, retroactive to January 1, 1829.Ref: 60
1830*Congress authorizes Indian removal from all states to western prairie.Ref: 5
1845*Fire in Québec Canada, 1,500 houses destroyed.Ref: 5
1851*Sojourner Truth attends Women's Rights Convention.Ref: 5
1865*John Kelly, father of Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward "Ned" Kelly, made a desperate effort to get food for his hungry family, now six children. He killed a heifer-calf that had strayed into his paddock. Ref 
1866*Dutch Government of Zuylen van Nijevelt/Heemskerk forms.Ref: 5
1892*Sierra Club is organized by John Muir in San Fransisco, for conservation of nature.Ref: 5
1894*Belgium Princess Josephine marries Prince Karl von Hohenzollern.Ref: 5
1900*Solar eclipse darkens much of Northern hemisphere.Ref: 5
1900*Britain annexes Orange Free State (as Orange River Colony).Ref: 5
1901 Laws against phosphor matches enacted (inhibition white phosphorous).Ref: 5
1906*(Shipp) The Department of Justice files papers at the Supreme Court accusing named individuals, including Shipp and his deputies, of contempt of court.Ref: 87
1907*First Auto-Cycle Union Tourist Trophy.Ref: 5
1918*Tatars declares Azerbaijan, in Russian Caucasus, independent.Ref: 5
1919*Armenia declares it's independence.Ref: 5
1923*Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers anywhere.Ref: 5
1923*US unemployment has nearly ended.Ref: 5
1926*United States Customs Court created by CongressRef: 5
1926*Military coup by General Manuel Gomes da Costa in Portugal.Ref: 5
1928*Chrysler and Dodge merge in biggest auto industry merger in history.Ref: 5
1930*Georges Forbes succeeds Joseph Ward as premier of New Zealand.Ref: 5
1932 Dam closed, at current monument (South Seas).Ref: 5
1933*The Nazi's win election in DanzigRef: 62
1937*President Franklin D. Roosevelt pushed a button in Washington signaling that vehicular traffic could cross the just-opened Golden Gate Bridge in California.Ref: 70
1937*Neville Chamberlain became prime minister of Britain.Ref: 70
1938 Foundation for Tel Aviv harbor laid.Ref: 5
1944*First test of the exploding wire detonator, used to achieve precise, reliable simultaneous detonation for implosion.Ref: 91
1945*Target Committee meets with Lt. Col. Tibbets in attendance. The meeting reviews preparation for delivering atomic bombs, and status of conventional bombing of Japan. Tibbets estimates that by Jan. 1, 1946 all major cities of Japan will have been destroyed by fire bombing. The target list is now Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Niigata.Ref: 91
1951*Bernardus J Alfrink appointed bishop's assistant of Utrecht.Ref: 5
1956*First baseman Dale Long sets a major league record by hitting a home run in his eighth consecutive game, a 3-2 win over the Brooklyn Dodgers at Forbes Field.Ref: 86
1956*Eisenhower signs farm bill allows government to store agricultural surplus.Ref: 5
1957*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1958*French Government of Pflimlin resigns/200,000 demonstrate against De Gaulle.Ref: 5
1958*The Presbyterian Church in the U.S. merged with the Presbyterian Church of North America to form the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (UPCUSA).Ref: 5
1961*Observer article about prisoners by Brit lawyer Peter Benenson leads to founding of Amnesty International (Nobel Peace Prize 1977).Ref: 10
1961*Last trip (Paris to Bucharest) on Orient Express (after 78 years).Ref: 5
1962*Suit alleging de facto school segregation filed in Rochester NY.Ref: 5
1962*US stock market drops $20.8 B in 1 day.Ref: 5
1963*Jomo Kenyatta becomes first PM of Kenya.Ref: 5
1964 Palestine National Congress forms the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) in Jerusalem.Ref: 5
1967*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1968*Senator Eugene McCarthy wins Democratic primary in Oregon.Ref: 5
1972*White House "plumbers" break into Democratic National HQ at Watergate.Ref: 5
1979 European Market accepts Greece as member.Ref: 5
1982*The legendary train, Orient Express, made popular through Agatha Christie’s thrilling mystery novel, Murder on the Orient Express, was reborn. The 26-hour train trip resumed across the European continent after a long respite.Ref: 4
1982*Pope John Paul II is first pope to visit Great Britain.Ref: 5
1984*President Reagan led a state funeral at Arlington National Cemetery for an unidentified American soldier killed in the Vietnam War. (However, the remains were later identified as those of Air Force First Lieutenant Michael J. Blassie, and were sent to St. Louis for hometown burial.)Ref: 70
1985*Gay Mullins, a retiree from Seattle, WA, founded Old Cola Drinkers of America. This was an effort to bring back the original Coca-Cola, instead of the New Coke that the Atlanta-based company had foisted on the American cola-drinking market. By July of 1985, with arms firmly twisted behind their backs, Coca-Cola Company executives relented and returned the old formula to colaholics and with a new name: Classic Coke.Ref: 4
1985*David Jacobsen, director of the American University Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon, was abducted by pro-Iranian kidnappers (he was freed 17 months later).Ref: 70
1986 Democratic Labor Party wins parliamentary election in Barbados.Ref: 5
1987*Mathias Rust, a 19-year-old West German pilot, landed a private plane in Moscow's Red Square after evading Soviet air defenses.Ref: 18
1987*60th National Spelling Bee: Stephanie Petit wins spelling staphylococci.Ref: 5
1987*Monitor, Civil War warship, is discovered by a deep sea robot.Ref: 5
1990*César Gaviria Trujillo installed as President of Colombia.Ref: 5
1990 Eugenia Charles' Dom'n Freedom Party wins election in Dominica.Ref: 5
1992*65th National Spelling Bee: Amanda Goad wins spelling lyceum.Ref: 5
1993*200,000 demonstrate against mafia terror.Ref: 5
1993*Polish Government of Suchocka falls.Ref: 5
1993*A jury in Orlando FL acquits Miami police officer William Lozano of manslaughter in the 1989 shooting death of of a black motorcyclist and the resulting fatal crash of the cyclist's passenger. Lozano had been convicted in an earlier trial but that verdict was overturned. (XDG, p 4A, 5/28/2003)Ref: 83
1995*Southwestern Florida outside of Tampa begins using new area code 941.Ref: 5
1996*President Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, were convicted of fraud.Ref: 70
1997*Linda Finch completes Amelia Earhart attempted around-the-world flight.Ref: 5
1998*Pakistan matched India with five nuclear test blasts of its own, raising fears of a nuclear arms race.Ref: 70
2002 NATO declared Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.Ref: 70
2003*President Bush signed a 10-year, $350 billion package of tax cuts, saying they already were "adding fuel to an economic recovery."Ref: 70
8113 Crypt of Civilization time capsule, sealed at Ogilthorpe Univ., Atlanta on 5/28/1940, is scheduled to be opened.Ref: 10
1539*Hernando de Soto lands in Florida.Ref: 5
1818*First steam-vessel to sail Great Lakes launched.Ref: 5
1902*Thomas A. Edison announces his invention of the alkaline storage battery.Ref: 10
1915*John B Gruelle patents Raggedy Ann doll.Ref: 5
1959*First meeting of COBOL definition committee (eventually CODASYL)Ref: 62
1959*Congressional Committee of Astronautics meets Project 7 astronauts.Ref: 5
1959*Monkeys Able & Baker zoom 300 miles (500 km) into space on Jupiter missile, became first animals retrieved from a space mission.Ref: 5
1964*Unmanned Apollo 2 Saturn test launched into Earth orbit.Ref: 5
1971*USSR Mars 3 launched, first spacecraft to soft land on Mars.Ref: 5
1975*Soyuz 18 launches.Ref: 5
1985*Discovery moves to Vandenberg Air Force Base for mating of STS 51-G.Ref: 5
1987*Stacking of Discovery's SRBs completed.Ref: 5
1998*California astronomer Susan Terebey announces she photographed what may be a planet some 450 light-years from earth. (XDG, p 4A, 5/28/2003)Ref: 83
-585*-BC- Thales Miletus predicts solar eclispe a during a battle outside of Sardis in western Turkey between Medes and Lydians. The eclipse interupts the battle which ends in a draw.Ref: 2
1156 Battle at Brindisi: King Willem of Sicily beats Byzantine fleet.Ref: 5
1358*Daint-Leu at Oise begins French boer uprising.Ref: 5
1674 German Parliament declares war on France.Ref: 5
1741 Spain & Bavaria sign treaty.Ref: 5
1754*Lieutenant Colonel George Washington leads a party of Virginians and Mingos to attack a French party under Ensign Coulon de Jumonville, who is killed under circumstances called "assassination" by the French.Ref: 92
1754*George Washington and troops capture French east of Uniontown PA at Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh).Ref: 5
1756*French capture Minorca.Ref: 92
1859 The French army launches a flanking attack on the Austrian army in Northern France.Ref: 2
1863*The 54th Massachusetts, a regiment of African-American recruits, leaves Boston, headed for Hilton Head, South Carolina.Ref: 2
1863*Edmund Kirby Jr Union-Brigadier-General, dies of injuries at 23.Ref: 5
1864*Henry H Giesy US Union-Brigadier-General, dies in battle.Ref: 5
1871*The Paris commune is suppressed by troops from Versailles.Ref: 2
1917*General Pershing leaves New York harbor for France. 
1918*28th Regiment of US 1st Division goes into action at town of Cantigny. 
1940*British-French troops capture Narvik Norway.Ref: 5
1940*Belgium surrenders to Germany, King Leopold III gives himself up Also.Ref: 5
1941*British army begins evacuation of Kreta.Ref: 5
1942*1,800 Czechoslovakians murdered by Nazis during attack on Heydrich.Ref: 5
1943*British militia reaches Tito.Ref: 5
1945*The Battle of the Atlantic ends, and ships switch on their running lights. 
1948 Iraq captures Ge'ulim settlement.Ref: 5
1991 Ethiopian rebels seize Addis Ababa.Ref: 5
1742*First indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London).Ref: 5
1875*3rd Preakness: L Hughes aboard Tom Ochiltree wins in 2:43½.Ref: 5
1880*8th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Grenada wins in 2:40½.Ref: 5
1900*In the early morning, the main grandstand of League Park, the Cincinnati Reds' home field at Findlay and Western, burned. The club moved home plate where the right field corner was, built temporary stands and finished the season.Ref: 86
1901*26th Preakness: Fred Landry aboard The Parader wins in 1:47.2.Ref: 5
1904*29th Preakness: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Bryn Mawr wins in 1:44.2.Ref: 5
1941*First night game at Washington DC, Griffith Stadium (Yankees 6, Senators 5).Ref: 5
1946*The first night game is played at Yankee Stadium and the Yankees suffer a 2-1 loss vs. Washington before 49,917 fans.Ref: 86
1951*After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his first homerun (also his 1st major league hit).Ref: 5
1955*81st Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 1:54.6.Ref: 5
1955*Bob Sweikert wins Indpls 500 with an average speed of 128.213 mph.Ref: 5
1955*Fay Crocker wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open.Ref: 5
1956*Pirate Dale Long hits his eighth home run in eight games. This major league record will be later tied by Yankee first baseman Don Mattingly and Mariner outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr.Ref: 1
1957*With an unanimous vote, National League owners grant permission to both the Dodgers and Giants to move to the West Coast if they so desire.Ref: 1
1958*Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open.Ref: 5
1961*Record 27 homeruns hit in 7 American League games.Ref: 5
1967 British yachtsman Sir Francis Chicester sails into Plymouth, England after circumnavigation of globe.Ref: 5
1968*The American League voted to divide itself into two divisions and reduce its schedule to 156 games.Ref: 1
1968*National League grants San Diego Padres a franchise.Ref: 5
1971*Due to a dispute with owner Paul Richards and manager Lum Harris over alleged team rules and mismanagement, infielder Clete Boyer gets his wish and is released by the Braves. Ken and Cloyd's brother ends his career hitting safely in his last nine games including five HRs and nine RBIs.Ref: 1
1973*Chicago White Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 6-3, in 21 innings (game started 5/26).Ref: 5
1976*Ron LeFlore's 30-game hitting streak comes to end as Detroit loses to the Yankees, 9-5. Ed Figueroa and Tippy Martinez hold the Tiger outfielder hitless in four at-bats.Ref: 1
1978*Al Unser became 5th to win Indpls 500 (average speed of 161.363 mph), 3 times.Ref: 5
1980*2 Oakland A's steal home in first inning.Ref: 5
1980*Joe Darby does a standing long jump of 12'5".Ref: 5
1982*During an argument with the umpires, Durham Bulls skipper Bobby Dews throws second base into the stands and then takes off his jersey and powders under his arms with the rosin bag before kicking it into the air.Ref: 1
1986*White Sox Joe Cowley sets record striking out first 7 Rangers he faces.Ref: 5
1987*Baltimore Oriole Mike Young hits 2 homeruns in extra innings.Ref: 5
1987*Bob Milacki sets Southern league pitching record 11 1/3 no hit innings.Ref: 5
1987 Paul Pearman jumps 21 barrels on a skateboard in Augusta.Ref: 5
1988*Jack McKeon is named manager of the San Diego Padres replacing Larry Bowa.Ref: 86
1989*The Toronto Blue Jays play their final game at Exhibition Stadium, defeating the Chicago White Sox 7-5.Ref: 86
1989*Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1989*Emerson Fittipaldi wins the Indpls 500 with an average speed of 167.581 mph.Ref: 5
1990*Longest wheelie (David Robilliard with 5 hours 12 minutes 33 seconds (Channel Islands).Ref: 5
1994*Twin's Dave Winfield passes Rod Carew into 15th hit list (3,054).Ref: 5
1995*The San Diego Padres tie a 20th Century N.L. record with 9 runs in the 10th inning of a 13-5 victory at Philadelphia.Ref: 86
1995*Alison Nichols wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1995*Dottie Mochrie wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game.Ref: 5
1995*White Sox (5) & Tigers (7) combine for record 12 homeruns at Tiger Stadium.Ref: 5
1996*In a 12-8 win at the Kingdome, Oriole Cal Ripken has his first career three-homer game and collects a career-high eight RBIs.Ref: 1
1997 Wallace Berg, 42, is 4th American to scale Mount Everest for 3rd timeRef: 5
2000*The Diamondbacks team-record 11-game home winning streak is halted by the Brewers,4-3. Marquis Grissom's RBI single in the 11th inning is the difference.Ref: 1
2000*Homering in their 15th straight game, the Astros set a team record in a 4-3 victory over the Braves. Ken Caminiti and Lance Berkman each go deep helping Houston to establish the record.Ref: 1
2000*The Angels, for the first time in franchise history, hit four home runs in one inning. Anaheim goes yard four times in the fifth inning with Darin Erstad, Mo Vaughn, Tim Salmon and Garret Anderson supplying the fireworks in the 11-4 victory.Ref: 1
2001*Marlin skipper John Boles (22-26, 8.5 GB) is fired a day after reliever Dan Miceli blasts the skipper and his coaching staff for their lack of major league playing experience. Tony Perez, an Hall of Farmer, is named to take Bowles place on an interim basis.Ref: 1
2001*Collecting five singles and a three-run homer, Dodger backstop Paul Lo Duca goes 6-for-6 in against the Rockies to tie a National League record for hits in an extra-inning game.Ref: 1
2002*The Carolina Hurricanes (of the NHL) defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs to earn their first trip to the Stanley Cup Finals, which they lose to the Detroit Red Wings, 4-1. (USA Today, p 3C, 2/02/2004)Ref: 13
2003*When Rafael Furcal, Mark DeRosa and Gary Sheffield all go deep off Reds' Jeff Austin in the bottom of the first inning, the Braves become only the second team in big league history to begin a game with three consecutive home runs. On April 13, 1987, in San Diego's home opener, the Padres wasted no time making up a two-run first inning deficit as the each of the first three Padres (Marvell Wynn, Tony Gwynn, and John Kruk) all went yard in the bottom of the first inning off Giant starter Roger Mason.Ref: 1
1608 Claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna" premieres in Mantua.Ref: 5
1635 Zorilla's "El Desafio de Carlos V" premieres in Madrid.Ref: 5
1849*Princess WFLC Marianne & Albrecht of Prussia separate.Ref: 5
1858 Dion Boucicault's "Foul Play" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1870*First stamp auction in America held in New York City.Ref: 10
1892*Comedienne Marie Dressler made her New York City singing debut in the comic opera, The Robber of the Rhine.Ref: 4
1898*In Italy, the Shroud of Turin was first photographed by Secundo Pia in Turin's Cathedral, where it had rested for 320 years.Ref: 5
1906*Shields/Cobbs musical "His honor, the Mayor" premieres in NYC.Ref: 5
1922*Otto Krueger conducted the Detroit News Orchestra, the first known radio orchestra, which was heard on WWJ Radio in Detroit, MI. The Detroit News owned the radio station at the time.Ref: 4
1929 Warner Brothers debuted the first all-color talking picture. The film debuted at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City. Ethel Waters, Joe E. Brown and Arthur Lake starred in On With the Show.Ref: 4
1931*WOR radio in New York City premiered The Witch’s Tale. The program was broadcast on the Mutual Broadcasting System (of which WOR was the flagship station) where it aired until 1938.Ref: 4
1938*Hindemiths opera "Mathis der Maler" premieres in Zürich.Ref: 5
1940*Irving Berlin's musical "Louisiana Purchase" premieres in NYC.Ref: 5
1941*Frank Sinatra joined Tommy Dorsey’s orchestra in recording This Love of Mine for Victor Records.Ref: 4
1951*Goon Show (Crazy People Featuring the Goons) broadcast in UK with Sellers, Secombe & Milligan.Ref: 10
1951*Jerry Colonna Show, debuts on ABC-TV.Ref: 5
1953*The first 3-D (three-dimensional) cartoon premiered at the Paramount Theatre in Hollywood, California. The production, a Walt Disney creation/RKO picture, was titled, "Melody".Ref: 4
1957 The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) was established. This is the organization that brings us the Grammy Awards for all forms of musical entertainment each year.Ref: 4
1959*Johnson & Bart's musical "Lock Up Your Daughters" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1960*"Greenwillow" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 95 performances.Ref: 5
1962 Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio.Ref: 5
1964*Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 9th String quartet.Ref: 5
1966*Percy Sledge hit number one with his first -- and what turned out to be his biggest -- hit. When a Man Loves a Woman would stay at the top of the pop music charts for two weeks. It was the singer’s only hit to make the top ten and was a million seller.Ref: 4
1966*Dmitri Shostakovich's 11th String quartet, premieres in Leningrad.Ref: 5
1966*"Ballad Of Irving" by Frank Gallop hits #34.Ref: 5
1967*Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 2nd Violin concerto.Ref: 5
1971*Paul McCartney releases his 2nd solo album "Ram".Ref: 5
1974*26th Emmy Awards: MASH, Alan Alda & Mary Tyler Moore win.Ref: 5
1974*Emmy first Daytime Award presentation.Ref: 5
1974*Stephen Schwartz' musical "Magic Show" premieres at Cort Theater NYC for 1859 performances.Ref: 5
1975*The Doobie Brothers went gold with the album, Stampede. The group, formed in San Jose, CA, recorded 16 charted hits. Two made it to number one, becoming million-selling, gold record winners: Black Water [March, 1975] and What a Fool Believes [April, 1979].Ref: 4
1982*Leonard Maltin's first appearance on Entertainment Tonight.Ref: 5
1983*"Ricky" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #63.Ref: 5
1985*Vanity Fair magazine, with a picture of President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy smooching on the cover, went on sale.Ref: 4
1988*Genie Francis (General Hospital) weds Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek TNG).Ref: 5
1989*Delta Burke (Designing Women) weds Gerald McRaney (Major Dad).Ref: 5
1990*Dave Thomas Comedy Show, debuts on CBS-TV.Ref: 5
1994*"Cafe American" last airs on NBC-TV.Ref: 5
1995*"Inspector Calls" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 454 performances.Ref: 5
1997*Bob Dylan hospitalized in England with histoplasmosis.Ref: 5
1371*John the Fearless Burgundy France, Duke of Burgundy/warrior, is born.Ref: 5
1577 Floris II van Pallandt Dutch earl of Culemborg/politician, is born.Ref: 5
1660*George I king of England (1714-27), is born.Ref: 5
1738*Dr Joseph Ignace Guillotin France, physician/inventor (guillotine), is born.Ref: 5
1759*William Pitt the Younger (C), English PM (1783-1801, 1804-06), is born.Ref: 5
1765*Jean Baptiste Cartier composer, is born.Ref: 5
1777*Joseph-Henri-Ignace Mees composer, is born.Ref: 5
1778*Friedrich Westenholz composer, is born.Ref: 5
1779*Thomas Moore poet, lyricist: Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms, The Last Rose of Summer, Oft in the Stilly Night; is born.Ref: 4
1780*Joseph Frohlich composer, is born.Ref: 5
1782*Wouter J van Troostwijk Dutch painter, is born.Ref: 5
1789*Bernard S Ingemann Danish author (Tomorrow- og Aftensange), is born.Ref: 5
1798*Josef Dessauer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1807*Jean Agassiz, naturalist and educator, is born.Ref: 2
1807*Jan van Swieten Dutch general/Governor of West-Sumatra, is born.Ref: 5
1807*Louis Agassiz Switzerland, naturalist/geologist/teacher, is born.Ref: 5
1810*Alexandre Calamo Switzerland, painter/etcher/lithographer, is born.Ref: 5
1818*Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, St-Bernard LA, US Confederate General (Hero of Sumter), is born.Ref: 5
1819*William Birney Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1907, is born.Ref: 5
1820*Willem Doorenbos [Keerom] literary/critic, is born.Ref: 5
1828*Alpheus Baker Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1891, is born.Ref: 5
1828 Bartel Wilton machinefabrikant/ship builder, is born.Ref: 5
1830*George Lucas Hartsuff Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1874, is born.Ref: 5
1830*Karoly Filtsch composer, is born.Ref: 5
1831 Eliza Ann Gardner underground railway conductor, is born.Ref: 5
1837*Tony Pastor, American vaudeville entertainer, is born.Ref: 70
1838*Basil Wilson Duke Kentucky, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1916, is born.Ref: 5
1841*Giovanni Sgambati composer, is born.Ref: 5
1844*Leon Felix Augustin Joseph Vasseur composer, is born.Ref: 5
1862*Henry W Slocum Jr tennis champion (US Open-1888), is born.Ref: 5
1863*Georg Adler German state economist, is born.Ref: 5
1865*Gerrit Grijns Dutch physiologist (Vitamin E), is born.Ref: 5
1868*Claude Anet [Jean Schopfer] French writer (Fille Perdue), is born.Ref: 5
1874*G K Chesterton writer, is born.Ref: 5
1879*Milutin Milankovic Yugoslavian astronomer/meteorologist, is born.Ref: 5
1883*George Dyson composer, is born.Ref: 5
1883*Luigi Perrachio composer, is born.Ref: 5
1884*Edvard Benes, premier/President of Czechoslovakia (1921-22, 35-48), is born.Ref: 5
1884*Theo(door) van Reijn Dutch sculptor/lithographer, is born.Ref: 5
1886*Nicolai Sokoloff near Kiev Ukraine, conductor (Seattle Symphony), is born.Ref: 5
1887*Hank Mann New York NY, actor (City Lights, Smoky, Dawn Trail, Fugitive Road), is born.Ref: 5
1888*Jim [James Francis] Thorpe Shawnee OK, decathlete (Olympics-gold-1912), is born.Ref: 68
1889*Jose Padilla composer, is born.Ref: 5
1892*Minna Gombell Baltimore MD, actress (Bad Girl, Thin Man, Hello Sister), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Sammy White Rhode Island, actor (711 Ocean Drive, Sound Off), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Marius Monnikendam Dutch choir composer, is born.Ref: 5
1896*Warren Giles baseball's National League president, is born.Ref: 5
1897*Henry Kendall London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich & Strange), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Andy Kirk jazz musician, is born.Ref: 5
1900*Taffy Abel U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer: first American to carry the flag in opening Winter Olympics ceremonies; one of 1st U.S. born NHL players: NY Rangers; Chicago Black Hawks; is born.Ref: 4
1900 Owen Aisher president (Marley), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Bob Hope (Leslie Townes), comedian, is born.Ref: 68
1903*Gaston Duribreux Flemish writer (Golden Sail), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Shalva Mikhaylovich Mshvelidze composer, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Mary Ralton director (British WRAC), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Phil Regan singer (My Wild Irish Rose), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Frederick George Emmison archivist/historian, is born.Ref: 5
1907*Henry Ritz comedian/dancer (Ritz Brothers), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Patrick Browne British Lord justice of appeal, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Ian Fleming, novelist (creator of James Bond), is born in London, England.Ref: 68
1909*John Schepens [Jean Baudoux] Flemish journalist/writer (Polyfoto), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Rachel Kempson actress (Captive Heart), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Stuart Piggott archaeologist, is born.Ref: 5
1910*T-Bone Walker Linden TX, blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Jean-Pierre Levy resistance leader, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Randolph Churchill, English author, journalist and politician, is born.Ref: 70
1912 Leslie Monson diplomat, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Patrick White, Australia, novelist (Happy Valley, Nobel 1973), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Gordon Wolstenholme physician, is born.Ref: 5
1914*W G G Duncan-Smith fighter pilot, is born.Ref: 5
1915*Scott McKay Pleasantville IA, actor (Stage Door), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Wolfgang Schneiderhan violinist, is born.Ref: 5
1916*C Wright Mills US sociologist (Power Elite) [or Aug 28], is born.Ref: 5
1916 Gerald McArthur detective, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Thora Hird actress (Nightcomers, Kind of Loving), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Walker Percy Birmingham AL, writer (Adventures of a Bad Catholic), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Barry Commoner Brooklyn NY, biologist (Science & Survival), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Gerald Cash Governor-General (Bahamas), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Marshall Reed Englewood CA, actor (Fred Asher-Lineup), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Papa John Creech rocker (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Herb Shriner, radio humorist, is born.Ref: 2
1919*May Swenson, poet, is born.Ref: 2
1919*Duke of Rutland British land owner/multi-millionaire, is born.Ref: 5
1919*Frank Middlemass actor (Island, Oliver Twist), is born.Ref: 5
1919 John Eldridge CEO (Matthews Wrightmson), is born.Ref: 5
1922*John Alderson chief constable (Devon & Cornwall UK), is born.Ref: 5
1923*György Ligeti Dicsöszentmartin Transylvania Hungary composer, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao India, film star (Patala Bhairavi), is born.Ref: 5
1924 Edward du Cann CEO (Lonrho), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Lord Rippon British MP, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Reginald Eyre solicitor/MP, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Zehlendorf Germany, baritone (Doktor Faust), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Martha Vickers Ann Arbor MI, actress (Alimony, Man I Love, Ruthless), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Marvin Panch auto racer: Daytona 500 winner [1961], is born.Ref: 4
1927*Bernhard Lewkovitch composer, is born.Ref: 5
1927*François Nourissier French writer (Un petit bourgeois), is born.Ref: 5
1927 Norman Ireland CEO (Bowater), is born.Ref: 5
1927 Robert Evans CEO (British Gas), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Albert Booth British government minister, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Jacob R Druckman composer, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Patrick McNair-Wilson MP, is born.Ref: 5
1930*Edward Seaga PM (Jamaica), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Julian Penkivil Slade composer, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Ervin Junger composer, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Peter Talbot Westergaard composer, is born.Ref: 5
1931 Raymond Miquel chairman (Scottish Sports Council), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Stephen Birmingham Hartford, author (Real Lace America's Irish Rich), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Stephen Birmingham, novelist and biographer, is born.Ref: 2
1932*Henning Christiansen composer, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Lord Timothy Renton MP (Conservative), is born.Ref: 5
1933*John Karlen Brooklyn NY, actor (Harvey Lacey-Cagney & Lacey), is born.Ref: 5
1933 Philip Otton high court judge, is born.Ref: 5
1934*The Dionne quintuplets -- Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne -- were born to Elzire Dionne at the family farm in Ontario, Canada.Ref: 94
1934*Julian Slade composer, is born.Ref: 5
1934*Rob du Bois composer, is born.Ref: 5
1935*Carroll Baker, Johnstown PA, actress (Andy Warhol's Bad, Babydoll, Harlow), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Kenneth Kleinwort English banker/multi-millionaire, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Betty Shabazz, civil rights leader, wife of Malcom X; is born.Ref: 68
1936*Fred Chappell, poet and novelist, is born.Ref: 2
1936*Maki Ishii composer, is born.Ref: 5
1938*Jerry West Cabin Creek WV, NBA superstar (Los Angeles Lakers, Olympics-gold-1960), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Prince Buster Jamaican reggae musician/producer (Madness), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Maeve Binchy, Irish writer (Circle of Friends, The Copper Beach).Ref: 2
1940*Betty Shabazz educator/talk show hostess/widow (Malcolm X), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Hans Dulfer tenor saxophonist/director (Paradiso), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Thomas E Petri (Representative-R-WI, 1979- ), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Beth Howland Boston MA, actress (Vera-Alice, Company), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Guntram Vesper writer, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Dennis Riley composer, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Liz Edgar horse show jumper, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Ray Mitchell governor (Albany Prison, England), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Tony Mansfield [Anthony Bookbinder], rock drummer (Billy J Kramer), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Rudolph Giuliani (Rudolph William Louis Giuliani III) politician: (Mayor-R/L-NYC, 1994-2001), is born.Ref: 4
1944*Adriaan T "Ad" Zuiderent poet/critic (On the Droge), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Billy Vera musician (& the Beaters-At This Moment, Into the Night), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Gladys Knight Atlanta GA, singer, leader of the Pips (Last train), is born.Ref: 5
1945*John Fogerty songwriter; singer: group: Creedence Clearwater: Proud Mary, Have You Ever Seen the Rain, Bad Moon Rising, Lookin’ Out My Back Door; group: The Blue Ridge Rangers: Jambalaya, Hearts of Stone, The Old Man Down the Road, Centerfield, is born in Berkeley CA.Ref: 4
1945*Gary Stewart Latcher County KY, country singer (She's Actin' Single), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Ted Snell hockey: NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins, Kansas City Scouts, Detroit Red Wings, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Madeleine Le Roux Wyoming, Broadway actress (Cry Uncle), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Kevin O’Shea hockey: NHL: Buffalo Sabres, St. Louis Blues, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Beth Howland Boston MA, actress (Vera-Alice), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Faith Brown impressionist, is born.Ref: 5
1947*Patti Reynolds Chicago IL, playmate (Sept, 1965), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Sondra Locke Shelbyville TN, actress (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Bruce Taylor College Football Hall of Famer: Boston Univ., is born.Ref: 4
1948*Bob Shearer Melbourne Victoria Australia, Australasia golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1948*Ray Laidlaw British rock drummer (Jack the Lad), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Shelley Hamlin San Mateo CA, LPGA golfer (1978 Patty Berg Classic), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Sue Holderness actress (Marlene-Only Fools & Horses, Sandbaggers), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Wendy O[rleans] Williams Rochester NY, punk rocker (Plasmatics), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Errol Thompson hockey: NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Terry Schmidt football: Chicago Bears, is born.Ref: 4
1953*Arto Lindsay rocker/actor (Cookie, Desperately Seeking Susan), is born.Ref: 5
1954*George E Mahlberg Astrophysicist, Mount Palomar/Mount Wilson CA (1974-78), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Joâo Carlos De Oliveira Brazil, triple jumper (Olympics-bronze-1976, 80), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Mark Howe hockey: Olympic silver medalist [1972]; World Hockey Assoc. Rookie of the Year [1973]: Houston Aeros: played with brother Marty and Hockey Hall of Famer Dad, Gordie Howe; NHL: New England/Hartford Whalers, Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings, is born.Ref: 4
1956*Mark Alexander Lees rowing Coach, is born.Ref: 5
1956*Susie Diane Owens Arkansas City KS, playmate (March, 1988), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Germaine Montenesdro 2nd victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Kirk Gibson Michigan, outfield (Tigers, Dodgers, 1988 National League MVP), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Walter R Tucker (Representative-D-CA), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Yvet Anna painter, is born.Ref: 5
1959*Leon "The Bop" Klaasse rock drummer/singer (The Pilgrims-Red), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Roland Gift Birmingham England, rocker (Fine Young Cannibals-She Drives Me Crazy), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Roland Gift singer: group: Fine Young Cannibals: Johnny Come Home, is born.Ref: 4
1962*Brandon Cruz actor (Eddie-Courtship of Eddie's Father), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Eugene Robinson NFL safety (Seattle Seahawk, Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Armon Gilliam NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Beth Herr Middletown OH, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1964*Leisa Sheridan Omaha NE, playmate (July 1993), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Mark MacKay Brandon Germany, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Catherine Tanvier France, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1965*Chantal Bailey Champaign IL, speed skater (Olympics-1994), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Christa Miller New York NY, actress (Kate-Drew Carey Show), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Michael Charles Brisky Brownsville TX, PGA golfer (1995 Buick-2nd), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Glen Rice NBA guard/forward (Charlotte Hornets), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Kari Wuhrer Brookfield CT, MTV/actress (Remote Control, Beverly Hills 90210, Out Of Sync), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Tory Epps NFL defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Char Thompson WLAF running back (Barcelona Dragons), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Kylie Minogue Melbourne Australia, rock vocalist (Locomotion), is born.Ref: 5
1968*(Long Island) Sandra Bacher Long Island NY, half-heavyweight judoka (Olympics-92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Tomas P Pukstys Chicago IL, javelin thrower (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Bob Meeks WLAF corner (Barcelona Dragons), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Damian Rhodes St Paul, NHL goalie (Ottawa Senators), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Frank McCormack Leicester MA, cyclist (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Ben Williams WLAF defensive end (London Monarchs), is born.Ref: 5
1970*David Roberts Alameda CA, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Jason Belser NFL cornerback (Indpls Colts), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Morgan Fox Prince George British Columbia, playmate (December 1990), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Jeff Gove Seattle WA, Nike golfer (1991 Ralphs Senior Classic), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Nick Bravin New York NY, fencer-foil (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Cheryl Demkowski Syracuse NY, dance skater (& Gregory Maddalone), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Denise Booker Liverpool, golfer (South Australian Jr champion 1990), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Pat Peake Rochester, NHL center (Washington Capitals), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Todd Sweeris Grand Rapids MI, table tennis player (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Caresa Winters Miss South Dakota USA (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Mike Fisher Naperville IL, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Ashley Ryan Ruiz Offord Miami FL, singer (Menudo-Cannonball), is born.Ref: 5
1980*Cheri Wheeler Miss Georgia Teen USA (1997)Ref: 5
1089*Lanfrance Archbishop of Canterbury, dies.Ref: 5
1259*Christoffel I King of Denmark, dies.Ref: 5
1317*Guy van Avesnes/Henegouwen bishop of Utrecht, dies at about 63.Ref: 5
1349*60 Jews murdered in Breslau Silesia.Ref: 5
1357*Afonso IV King of Portugal (1325-57), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1521*Willem van Croij duke of Soria, dies at about 62.Ref: 5
1534 Dirk Martens Flemish printer/humanist, dies at about 83.Ref: 5
1650*Gilles Hayne composer, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1685*Pieter de la Court economist/historian, dies at about 67.Ref: 5
1787*Johann Georg Leopold Mozart Austrian composer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1791*Joseph Schmitt composer, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1805*Ridolfo Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer/cellist (Minuet), dies at 62.Ref: 5
1833*Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner composer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1836*Anton Reicha composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1838*Thomas Busby composer, dies.Ref: 5
1843*Noah Webster author, lexicographer: Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language; dies at age 84.Ref: 4
1849*Anne Bronte English novelist/poet (Tenant of Wildfell Hall), dies at age 29.Ref: 70
1878*Lord John Russel, Prime Minister of England from 1846 to 1852 and 1865 to 1866, dies.Ref: 68
1883*August Freyer composer, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1889 Willem M d'Ablaing lawyer, dies at 37.Ref: 5
1890*Viktor Ernst Nessler composer, dies at 49.Ref: 5
1898*Edward Bellamy US author (Looking Backward), dies.Ref: 5
1900*Sir George Grove, English writer of the Dictionary of Music and Musicians, dies at age 79.Ref: 70
1911*Stephanus J du Toit South African theologist/journalist (African Bond), dies.Ref: 5
1913*Lord Avebury [John Lubbock] British banker/politician, dies.Ref: 5
1914*Adolf Gustaw Sonnenfeld composer, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1921*Geo Mestdagh Belgian aviation pioneer, dies.Ref: 5
1922*Carl Tieke composer, dies at 58.Ref: 5
1927*Georges Eekhoud Belgian writer (Belgian Kempen), dies.Ref: 5
1929*Alice Sophia Stopford Green, Irish historian and strong supporter of Irish independence, dies at age 81.Ref: 70
1937*Alfred Adler, Austrian physician/psychologist, dies at age 67.Ref: 70
1940*Adriaan J Enschedé director (Dutch printers Joh Enschedé), dies at 50.Ref: 5
1940*Randle Ayrton actor (Manx Man), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1940*Theodor Streicher composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1940*Walter Connolly actor (It Happened One Night, Good Earth), dies at 53.Ref: 5
1942*Jean F van Royen German secretary PTT (Camp Amersfoort), dies.Ref: 5
1944*Katri Vala Finnish poet, dies at 42.Ref: 5
1946*Carter Glass, US Secretary of the Treasury (1918-1920), US Senator (1920-1946), dies.Ref: 17
1954*Achille Longo composer, dies at 54.Ref: 5
1958*Mikulas Schneider-Trvavsky composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1963*Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin composer, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1963*Cyclone hits Chittagong, Bangladesh; estimated 22,000 die & 1 million houses destroyed.Ref: 5
1964*John Finley Williamson conductor (Westminster Choir), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1964*Jawaharlal Nehru cremated in New Dehli.Ref: 5
1965*Fire & explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad India kills 400.Ref: 5
1969*Rhys Williams actor (Nightmare, Okinawa, Corn is Green), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1971*Audie Murphy American hero: most decorated GI of WWII [27 US decorations including Medal of Honor plus 5 decorations from France and Belgium]; actor: The Red Badge of Courage, The Unforgiven, Arizona Raiders, To Hell and Back; is killed in plane crash at age 46.Ref: 68
1972*Edward Patrick David England’s Duke of Windsor/Edward VIII: only British monarch to voluntarily abdicate the throne; dies in Paris at age 77.Ref: 4
1973*Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt German composer/conductor (Hassan), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1973*Jacques Lipchitz Polish/French/US art critic sculptor, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1974*Italians fascist bomb demonstrators in Brescia, 6 killed.Ref: 5
1975*Eric Emerson entertainer, dies.Ref: 5
1975*Roy Roberts actor (Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1977*165 people were killed when fire raced through the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1977*Jiri Reinberger composer, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1981*Mary Lou Williams black musician, dies at 71 in Durham NC.Ref: 5
1981*Stefan Wyszynski Polish Cardinal, dies.Ref: 5
1984*Eric Morecambe British comedian (Morecambe & Wise), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1986*Lurene Tuttle actress (Father of Bride, Julia), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1987*Charles Ludlam actor (Big Easy), dies at 44.Ref: 5
1988*Sy (Melvin James) Oliver trumpeter, singer, arranger, bandleader, composer: Easy Does It, Swing High, Well, Git It, Opus No. 1; dies.Ref: 5
1990*Giorgio Manganelli writer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1990*Hussein Bin Onn first minister of Malasia (1976-81), dies.Ref: 5
1990*Joseph Hardy actor/director (Tree Grows in Brooklyn), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1991*Brigitte B Fischer writer, dies.Ref: 5
1991*Ethel Lois Payne journalist (Chicago Defender), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1993*Billy Conn boxer/actor (Pittsburgh Kid), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1994*Julius Boros golfer: U.S. Open Champion [1952. 1963]; PGA Champion [1968]; dies.Ref: 4
1994*Rita Gillespie TV Director, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1995*Daniela Rocca actress (Battle of Austerlitz), dies at 57.Ref: 5
1995*Henning Kronstam dancer, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1995*Jean Elizabeth Leuckert Muir British designer dressmaker/model, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1995*Earthquake hits Russian town of Khabarovsk, killing 2,000 people.Ref: 5
1996*Sidney Greenbaum grammarian, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1996 John "Jack" Layden local politician, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1997*Tornado in Jarrell TX kills at least 28.Ref: 5
1998*Phil Hartman actor, comedian: Saturday Night Live, NewsRadio, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Dennis the Menace, Amazon Women on the Moon, Loaded Weapon 1, Coneheads, Stuart Saves His Family, Jingle All the Way; shot to death by his wife Brynn.Ref: 4
2001*U.S. Rep. Joseph Moakley, D-Mass., died at age 74.Ref: 70
2002*Wes Westrum baseball: San Francisco Giants catcher [all-star: 1952, 1953]; NY Mets, SF Giants manager; dies.Ref: 4
2003*Martha Scott actress: Ben-Hur, The Ten Commandments, Desperate Hours, Our Town, Sayonara, The Turning Point; dies.Ref: 70

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