Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
September 29th

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855*Pope Benedict III begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 69
1349*People of Krems Austria accuse Jews of poisoning the wells.Ref: 5
1399*Richard II of England is deposed. Tomorrow, his cousin, Henry of Lancaster, will declare himself king under the name Henry IV.Ref: 2
1650*Henry Robinson opens first marriage bureau (England).Ref: 5
1785*Chaidic sect is excommunicated in Cracow Poland.Ref: 5
1789*The US War Department established a regular army with a strength of several hundred men.Ref: 5
1789*First US congress adjourns.Ref: 5
1803*The first Roman Catholic Church in Boston was formally dedicated. (Catholics had not been permitted any religious freedom within this predominantly Puritan colony prior to the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780.)Ref: 5
1829*Greater London’s Metropolitan Police went into action. There was much opposition to the act of Parliament that authorized the police force. Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel had requested the act (the police were called ‘Bobbies’ in honor of him). The Bobbies first official headquarters were at Scotland Yard; and Scotland Yard became the official name of the police force.Ref: 4
1833*Queen Isabella II succeeds King Ferdinand VII in Spain.Ref: 10
1849*First passenger train service to Peekskill NY (New Haven Railroad).Ref: 5
1850*Mormon leader Brigham Young is named the first governor of the Utah Territory.Ref: 2
1859*Great auroral display in US.Ref: 5
1879*(White River Massacre) In response to a letter from Indian agent Nathan Meeker earlier in the month, an army contingent dispatched by the Colorado governor, led by Major Thomas Thornburgh, was ambushed by several hundred Ute Indians, who killed Thornburgh, ten enlisted men and a wagon-master, and wounded twenty others, including the new commander, Captain Payne. Meeker had been ordered to arrest some disorderly Utes.Ref: 70
1881*Citizens National Bank of Xenia [OH] is organized. (XDG, p 3B, 9/30/2003)Ref: 83
1907*Construction begins on Washington National Cathedral.Ref: 5
1920*Joseph Horne Company’s department store in Pittsburgh, PA advertised radios in The Pittsburgh Sun for $10 and up. One could get a ready-made radio in a box with headphones and tuning knob.Ref: 4
1923*Steinhart Aquarium in Golden Gate Park opens to public.Ref: 5
1927*Tornado strikes St Louis Missouri.Ref: 5
1927*Telephone service between U.S. and Mexico inaugurated.Ref: 10
1932*A five-day work week is established for General Motors workers.Ref: 2
1933*Nazis prohibit Jews from owning land.Ref: 35
1936*Radio used for the 1st time for a presidential campaign.Ref: 5
1940*First US merchant ship "Booker T Washington" commanded by a black captain (Hugh Mulzac), launched at Wilmington Delaware.Ref: 5
1942*Oppenheimer proposes that a "fast-neutron lab" to study fast neutron physics and develop designs for an atomic bomb be created. The idea at this point is for the lab to be a small research institution, it would not be involved in the engineering and production of nuclear weapons.Ref: 91
1958*U.S. Supreme Court orders racial integration of Central High School, Little Rock Arkansas.Ref: 10
1959 Sultan of Brunei promulgates a constitution.Ref: 5
1963*The second session of Ecumenical council, `Vatican II,' opens in Rome.Ref: 5
1973*The Insurance industry announces auto racers get into more highway accidents.Ref: 5
1979*Pope John Paul II became the first pope to visit Ireland as he arrived for a three-day tour. (TWA, 1980)Ref: 95
1979*Gold hits record $400.20 an ounce in Hong Kong.Ref: 5
1983*First time Congress invokes War Powers Act.Ref: 5
1986*USSR releases US journalist Nicholas Daniloff confined on spy charges.Ref: 5
1988*UN peacekeeping forces win Nobel Peace prize.Ref: 5
1990*In Washington, DC, the National Cathedral (officially, the Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul) was completed after 83 years of construction. Begun in 1907, the Gothic edifice had been used in its incomplete form since 1912.Ref: 5
1991*Top leaders of Congress and the Bush administration began closed-door negotiations in an attempt to reach an eleventh-hour budget agreement.Ref: 6
1995*(OJ Simpson) The case goes to the jury.Ref: 87
1995*Three U.S. servicemen were indicted in the rape of a 12-year-old Okinawa girl and handed over to Japanese authorities.Ref: 70
1996*The Nintendo 64 video game system, known as the first ‘true’ 64-bit system, hit North American shelves. That first day, Nintendo sold 500,000 systems, with the Mario64 game selling the same with it. Needless to say, Nintendo’s system was a big sucess.Ref: 4
1996*Three U-S servicemen were indicted in the rape of a 12-year-old Okinawan girl and handed over to Japanese authorities. (They were later convicted.)Ref: 6
1996*CA Governor Pete Wilson abandoned his bid for the 1996 Republican presidential nomination.Ref: 6
2000*The Associated Press reported on the alleged mass killing of civilians by US soldiers in the early days of the Korean War, beneath a bridge at a hamlet called No GunRef: 6
2000*Vice President Al Gore abruptly moved his presidential campaign headquarters from Washington DC to Nashville to get "out of the Beltway and into the heartland."Ref: 6
2002*West Coast longshoremen were ordered off their jobs for a second time in a costly labor dispute with shipping lines.Ref: 70
2003*A US Express flight from Pittsburgh, carrying 50 passengers, makes a successful emergency landing at Dayton Airport after a leak in an air hose stirs up dust and caused an alarm light to trigger. (XDG, p 3A, 9/30/2003)Ref: 83
1493*Christopher Columbus leaves Cadiz, Spain, on his second voyage to the new world.Ref: 2
1950*A new record parachute jump from 42,449 ft. is set.Ref: 50
1950*First automatic telephone answering machine tested by Bell Labs.Ref: 10
1951*S B Nicholson discovers 12th satellite of Jupiter.Ref: 5
1962*Launch of Alouette 1, first Canadian satellite (on US Delta rocket).Ref: 5
1973*Soyuz 12 returns to Earth.Ref: 5
1977*Soviet space station Salyut 6 launched into Earth orbit.Ref: 5
1983*Microsoft introduces its full-featured word processing program, Microsoft Word for MS-DOS 1.00. 
1988*The space shuttle "Discovery" blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, marking America's return to manned space flight following the "Challenger" disaster.Ref: 70
1364*Battle of Auray, English forces defeat French at Brittany.Ref: 5
1833 A civil war breaks out in Spain between Carlisists, who believe Don Carlos deserves the throne, and supporters of Queen Isabella.Ref: 2
1864*Union troops capture the Confederate Fort Harrison, outside Petersburg, Virginia.Ref: 2
1914*Antwerp bombardment begins.Ref: 38
1916*Romanians begin retreat from Transylvania.Ref: 38
1917*Turkish Mesopotamian army, under Ahmed Bey, captured by British.Ref: 38
1918*Allied forces scored a decisive breakthrough of the Hindenburg Line during World War One.Ref: 5
1930 Boquer¢n battle ends Paraguay border dispute.Ref: 5
1939*Nazis and Soviets divide up Poland. Over two million Jews reside in Nazi controlled areas, leaving 1.3 million in the Soviet area.Ref: 35
1942*Japanese plane again bombed Mt. Emily, Oregon. San Francisco Civil Defense intensified preparedness. The I-25 submarine, which launched the plane, then sank two tankers off the coast.Ref: 37
1943*General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio signed an armistice aboard the British ship Nelson off Malta.Ref: 5
1944*Soviet troops invade Yugoslavia.Ref: 5
1950*General Douglas MacArthur officially returns Seoul, South Korea, to President Syngman Rhee.Ref: 2
1790*Daniel Mendoza defeats Richard Humphries in their third fight. Mendoza has a gate built and charges spectators as they pass through it, the first exampe of a paying 'gate' in boxing.Ref: 97
1793*Sporting Magazine in England first mentions new outdoor game- "field tennis.”Ref: 5
1879*NL owners meeting in Buffalo adopt the reserve clause, giving each team exclusive rights to their players.Ref: 5
1890*First pro baseball game, NY Metropolitans beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 in 5 innings at the Polo Grounds in NYC.Ref: 5
1892*First night football game played (Mansfield, Penn).Ref: 5
1907*Phillies' freshman hurler George McQuillan begins his major league career with 32 shutout innings establishing a rookie record.Ref: 1
1911*Yanks steal 15 bases & get 13 walks, beating Browns 16-12; with a major-league record 6 stolen bases in 1 inning.Ref: 5
1913*Senator Walter Johnson beats the Philadelphia A's, 1-0, to finish the season with 36 victories.Ref: 1
1915*Phila Phillies clinch their first pennant.Ref: 5
1919*(Black Sox) Rothstein sends $40,000 to be given to the players. Sullivan gives Gandil $10,000 and bets the rest on the series. Another $40,000 is placed in a safe at the Hotel Congress in Chicago to be paid out after the series.Ref: 87
1920*(Black Sox) Joe Jackson calls the criminal court building and says he also wants to confess.Ref: 87
1920*Babe Ruth sets then home run season record at 54.Ref: 5
1927*Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games.Ref: 5
1928*Yanks (17) Tigers (28) set 9 inning hit record (45)-Tigers win 19-10.Ref: 5
1930*First Canadian football game played under lights, Hamilton-UBC.Ref: 5
1941*Heavyweight Champ Joe Louis KOs Lou Nova in 6.Ref: 5
1946*On the last day of the campaign, by striking out opposing pitcher Hal Newhouser and four others, Bob Feller establishes a major league record striking out his 348 batters in one season. Future research, however, will show Rube Waddell had struck out 349 in 1904.Ref: 1
1946*First time NL pennant ends in a tie (Cards & Dodgers).Ref: 5
1946*Al Couture knockouts Ralph Walton in Lewiston Maine in 10« secs.Ref: 5
1946*Los Angeles (previously Cleveland) Rams play first NFL game in LA.Ref: 5
1951*The University of CA defeated the University of PA 35-0 at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. It was the first network football game to be televised in color -- on CBS.Ref: 4
1952*Stan Musial makes his 1st & last pitching appearance in relief. 
1953*AL approves Balt group purchase of St Louis Browns for $2,475,000.Ref: 5
1954*Centerfielder Willie Mays makes 'The Catch', a spectacular over-the-shoulder grab, robbing Vic Wertz of an extra hit. The Giants, thanks to pinch-hitter Dusty Rhodes home run, beat the Indians 5-2 in Game 1 of the World Series.Ref: 1
1957*The New York Giants played their last game at the Polo Grounds, losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1. The Giants moved to San Francisco for the next season. (Go to article.)Ref: 70
1963*Card's Stan Musial's final game, gets his 3,630th hit. The St. Louis Cardinals retire Stan's uniform No. 6, the first Cardinal number retired.Ref: 86
1963*Houston Colt .45 John Paciorek goes 3 for 3 in his only game.Ref: 5
1965*Ralph Boston of the US, sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4".Ref: 5
1965*St L Cards Charlie Johnson passes for 6 touchdowns vs Cleve (49-13).Ref: 5
1967*Emile Griffith regains the middlewight boxing title from Nino Benvenuti in Madison Square Garden, NY.Ref: 97
1968*Chuck Latourette, sets NFL record 47.7 yd punt return avg (3 punts).Ref: 5
1969*7th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 7-6.Ref: 5
1969*Steve O'Neal of NY Jets, kicks longest NFL punt; 98 yards vs Denver.Ref: 5
1973*Balt Orioles pull their 5th triple play (5-4-3 vs Detroit).Ref: 5
1976*Tommy Lasorda is named to succeed Walter Alston as Dodger manager. 'Smokey', compiled a 2040-1613 record (.558), during his 23-year tenure with the club winning seven pennants and four world championshipsRef: 1
1976*SF Giant John Montefusco no-hits Atlanta Braves, 9-0.Ref: 5
1977*It was the most-watched prize fight in history, as Muhammad Ali defeats Ernie Shavers (in a decision) to retain the heavyweight championship boxing crown in Madison Square Garden NY before an estimated 70 million viewers -- on NBC-TV.Ref: 4
1983*Oakland A's Mike Warren no-hits Chicago White Sox, 3-0.Ref: 5
1986*Mary Lou Retton, who stunned audiences with perfect 10 scores in the Olympics of 1984, called it quits from the wide world of gymnastics.Ref: 4
1986*Mike and Greg Maddux become the first siblings to start a game against one another. In the rookie match-up, Cubs' righty Greg beats his older brother and the Phillies, 6-3.Ref: 1
1987*Don Mattingly hits a grand slam off Boston's Bruce Hurst, setting a Major-League record with six grand slams in a season.Ref: 86
1988*Stacy Marie Allison becomes first U.S. woman to scale Mt. Everest.Ref: 10
1990*The Cincinnati Reds are the 1st NL team to lead from opening day through 162 games. 
1991 US beats Europeans 14« to 13« to capture the Ryder's cup.Ref: 5
1997*Oren L. Benton resigns as vice chairman of the Colorado Rockies.Ref: 86
1998*Kevin Brown, of the San Diego Padres, fans a Division Series-record 16 to outduel Randy Johnson for a 2-1 series-opening win against the Astros.Ref: 86
2000*Gary Sheffield ties Duke Snider's 1956 mark for the Dodgers' franchise single-season home run record with his career best 43rd round tripper as Los Angeles defeats the Padres, 3-0.Ref: 1
2001*On three consecutive pitches, Astros' starter Dave Mlicki gives up homers to Fred McGriff, Rondell White and Todd Hundley. The back-to-back-to-back homers enables the Cubs to beat Houston, 6-2.Ref: 1
2001*Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki gets his 234th hit of the season breaking 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson 1911 record for the hits in a season by a rookie. The historic hit also ties the major league record for singles in a season established in 1985 by Red Sox infielder Wade Boggs with 187.Ref: 1
2001*Miguel Tejada's seventh inning grand slam makes him the 15th player in A's history to hit for the cycle. The slugging shortstop had tripled in the first inning, singled in the third and doubled in the sixth.Ref: 1
2002*On the last day of the season, the Braves use 24 players and the Mets use 21 to tie the major league record for the most players used in a nine-inning game The Expos and the Cubs also combined to use 45 players on Sept. 5, 1978.Ref: 1
2002*Barry Bonds sets a new season mark for on-base percentage with a .582 OBP. The 38-year old Giant left fielder, who became the oldest first-time winner of a batting title hitting .370, easily surpassed the 1941 mark established by Ted Williams with a .553 OBP.Ref: 1
1863*The opera "Pescatori di Perle", more properly known as "Les Pêcheurs de Perles", is produced (Paris).Ref: 5
1902*Impresario David Belasco opened his first Broadway theater.Ref: 5
1930 “This is Lowell Thomas.” Those words were spoken for the first time as a young Lowell Thomas made his debut on CBS Radio. He replaced Floyd Gibbons on the nightly (6:45 p.m.), 15-minute newscast. Thomas, who started as a reporter for the NY Daily News (at age 19), was heard on the radio for the next 46 years.Ref: 4
1930*Bing Crosby, America’s premier crooner for decades, married Dixie Lee.Ref: 4
1940 Double or Nothing, a radio quiz show, was first heard on the Mutual Radio Network. Each time contestants answered questions correctly, their winnings would double -- from $20 to $40 to the big payoff of $80. If they gave an incorrect answer, they were gone! Nobody bet on long how long the show would last. Good thing. It kept going for a dozen years. Among the sponsors: Feen-A-Mint, Chooz breath candy and Campbell’s soup.Ref: 4
1943*Adolf Hitler's book Mein Kampf is published in the United States.Ref: 2
1946 "The Adventures of Sam Spade" debut on CBS radio.Ref: 4
1947*Dizzy Gillespie presented his first Carnegie Hall concert in NY, adding a sophisticated jazz touch to the famous concert emporium. Diz would become one of the jazz greats of all time. His trademark: Two cheeks pushed out until it looked like his face would explode. But, as the hepcats said, “Man, that guy can blow!”Ref: 4
1953*Milton Berle Show premiers.Ref: 5
1953*Danny Thomas, who many now remember as Marlo’s dad and Phil Donahue’s father-in-law, is also remembered for many things that influenced television. At the suggestion of his friend, Desi Arnaz, Thomas negotiated a deal that would allow him to retain ownership rights to his programs, like Make Room for Daddy, which debuted this day on ABC-TV. Later, in 1957, the show would move to CBS under the Desilu/Danny Thomas Productions banner. The rest is, literally, TV history. His success allowed him to give something back to the world, in the form of his philanthropic efforts to build St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis. “All I prayed for was a break,” he once told an interviewer, “and I said I would do anything, anything, to pay back the prayer if it could be answered. All I needed was a sign of what to do and I would do it.” And so it was.Ref: 4
1955*Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge"opens at Coronet Theatre, N.Y.Ref: 10
1960*My Three Sons was welcomed into U.S. homes on ABC-TV. Fred MacMurray, who was a movie actor, had a difficult time making the adjustment to the small screen. But adjust he did, and My Three Sons endured so well that CBS bought the successful hit for somewhere between seven and ten million dollars in 1965.Ref: 4
1961*Bob Dylan signed to CBS recording contract by legendary Columbia Records exec. John Hammond.Ref: 10
1963*Rolling Stones first tour (opening act for Bo Diddley & Everly Bros).Ref: 5
1969*"Love American Style," premiers on ABC-TV.Ref: 5
1970*The New American Bible was published by the St. Anthony Guild Press. It represented the first English version Roman Catholic Bible to be translated from the original Biblical Greek and Hebrew languages. (The Rheims-Douai Version of 1610 had been based on Jerome's Latin Vulgate.).Ref: 5
1976 Armand Hammer acquires ‘Juno' by Rembrandt for record $3.25 million.Ref: 10
1983*On the Great White Way, A Chorus Line became the longest-running show on Broadway, with performance number 3,389. Grease, the rock ’n’ roll production, had been the previous box-office champ since 1980.Ref: 4
1984*The lovely Elizabeth Taylor, undergoing rehabilitation at the Betty Ford Clinic and overcoming a nagging weight problem, was voted as the world’s most beautiful woman in a Louis Harris poll released this day.Ref: 4
1988*Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets the 200m woman's record (21.34).Ref: 5
1989*Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor was convicted of battery for slapping a Beverly Hills police officer who had pulled over her Rolls-Royce for expired license plates.Ref: 70
-106 -BC- Pompey The Great (Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus), Roman statesman and general of the Roman Republic, is born.Ref: 70
1511*Michael Servetus Spain, physician (Christianism Rostituta), is born.Ref: 5
1518*Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti), Italian artist, is born in Venice, Italy.Ref: 68
1527*John Leslie, Scottish bishop; advisor to Queen MaryRef: 70
1547*Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra author: Don Quixote; is born.Ref: 68
1703*Francois Boucher, French painter, engraver and designer, is born.Ref: 70
1725 Clive of India (Robert) is born.Ref: 10
1755*Robert Lord Clive, founded British empire in India, is born.Ref: 5
1758*Horatio Nelson, British naval commander who defeated the French and her allies on numerous occasions during the age of Napoleon, is born.Ref: 2
1838*Henry Hobson Richardson US Romanesque revival architect, is born.Ref: 5
1848*Caroline Ardelia Yale US, educated deaf, is born.Ref: 5
1858*Rudolf Diesel, engineer, inventor of the diesel engine, is born.Ref: 2
1867 Walther Rathenau, German statesman, industrialist and philosopher, is born.Ref: 70
1893*Fabien Sevitzky Vishny Volotchok Russia, conductor (Phila Orch), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Joseph Banks Rhine Penn, parapsychologist (Extra-Sensory Perception), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Enrico Fermi Italy, physicist, gone fission (Nobel-1938), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Miguel Alem n president of Mexico (1946-52), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Greer Garson Academy Award-winning actress: Mrs. Miniver [1942]; Sunrise at Campobello, Pride and Prejudice, Little Women, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, The Singing Nun; is born in North IrelandRef: 68
1903*Ted Decorsia Bkln NY, actor (Police Chief Hegedorn-Steve Canyon), is born.Ref: 5
1907*(Orvon) Gene Autry, cowboy, actor, owner of the Los Angeles Angels, is born in Tioga TX.Ref: 68
1907*Michael Shepley Plymouth England, actor (Dick & the Duchess), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Richard Harkness Artesian SD, newscaster (Story of the Week), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Virginia Bruce actress (Action in Arabia), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Michelangelo Antonioni Ferrara Italy, director (Blow-up), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Stanley E Kramer producer/director (On the Beach), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Brenda Marshall Phillipines, actress (Sea Hawk, Paris After Dark), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Trevor (Wallace) Howard actor: Superman: The Movie, Gandhi, Mutiny on the Bounty, Ryan’s Daughter, The Count of Monte Cristo; is born in Kent, England. (TWA, 1986)Ref: 95
1919*Masao Takemoto Japan, gymnast (Olympic-gold-1960), is born.Ref: 5
1920*James Mitchell CA, actor (OK, Devil's Doorway), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Lizabeth Scott Scranton, Pa, actress (Dark City, Desert Fury), is born.Ref: 5
1923*O.A. "Bum" Phillips football coach (Houston Oilers/New Orlean Saints), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Steve Forrest Huntsville TX, actor (Ben-Dallas, SWAT), is born.Ref: 5
1925*John Tower (Sen-R-TX), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Adhemar Ferreira da Silva Brazil, triple jumper (Olympic-gold-52, 56), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Paul McCloskey (Sen-R-CA), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Bob Newhart Oak Park Ill, actor/comedian (Bob Newhart Show), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Richard Bonynge Sydney Australia, conductor (Aust Orch Sydney-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Anita Ekberg actress: La Dolce Vita, War and Peace, is born in Sweden.Ref: 4
1931*Eddie Barth Phila, actor (Shaft, Simon & Simon), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Robert Benton TX, writer/director (Kramer vs Kramer), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Mike (Michael Francis) McCormick baseball: pitcher: NY Giants, SF Giants [all-star: 1960, 1961/Cy Young Award: 1967], Baltimore Orioles, Washington Senators, NY Yankees, KC Royals, is born.Ref: 4
1939*Larry Linville, Ojai CA, actor (Frank Burns-M*A*S*H, Blue Movie), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Mylene Demongeot Nice France, actress (Just Another Pretty Face), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Jerry Lee Lewis Rock and Roll Hall of Famer [1986]: singer: Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On, Great Balls of Fire, Breathless; cousin of singer Mickey Gilley, and evangelist Jimmy Swaggart, is born in Ferriday LA.Ref: 68
1940*Mike Eischeid football: punter: Oakland Raiders Super Bowl II. Minnesota Vikings Super Bowl VIII, IX, is born.Ref: 4
1941*Kermit Zarley golf: PGA Tour: joined in 1963, Senior PGA Tour: joined in 1992, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Donna Corcoran Quincy Mass, actress (Man Without a Star), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Ian McShane Blackburn England, actor (Roots, Bare Essence), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Jean-Luc Ponty France, fusion violinist (Frank Zappa), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Madeline Kahn, Boston Mass, actress (Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety), is born.Ref: 5
1942*William Nelson (Rep-D-Fla), astronaut (STS 61C), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Lech Walesa Popowo Poland, leads Polish Solidarity (Nobel 1983), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Mike Post Grammy Award-winning composer, arranger, musician, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Patricia Hodge actress: The Heat of the Day, The Shell Seekers, Sunset, Diamond’s Edge, Dust to Dust, Betrayal, The Elephant Man, Rumpole of the Bailey, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Altie Taylor football: Utah State, Detroit Lions, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Bryant Gumble TV host: Today [NBC], Real Sports [HBO], Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel [CBS], The Early Show [CBS]; brother of Greg, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Mark Farner Mich, guitar/vocalist (Grand Funk Railroad-Locomotion), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Viktor Krovopouskov USSR, sabres (Olympic-gold-1976, 1980), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Steve (Steven Lee) Busby baseball: pitcher: KC Royals [all-star: 1974, 1975], is born.Ref: 4
1953*Warren (Livingston) Cromartie baseball: Montreal Expos, KC Royals, is born.Ref: 4
1953*Drake Hogestyn Ft Wayne IN, actor (7 Brides for 7 Brothers), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Cindy Morgan [Cichorski], Chicago Ill, actress (Tron), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Sebastian Coe England, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1980, 84), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Tim (Timothy Earl) Flannery baseball: SD Padres [World Series: 1984], is born.Ref: 4
1957*Andrew Dice Clay actor: The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, Private Resort, Pretty in Pink, Amazon Women on the Moon, Andrew Dice Clay: Banned for Life, is born.Ref: 4
1960*Leslie Graves Silver City NM, actress (Capitol), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Wendy White Atlanta Ga, tennis player, is born.Ref: 5
1964*Julie Peterson Havre de Grace Md, playmate (Feb, 1987), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Tom Sizemore actor: Pearl Harbor, Guilty by Suspicion, Passenger 57, Striking Distance, Wyatt Earp, Natural Born Killers, Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, is born.Ref: 4
1966*Jill Whelan Oakland CA, actress (Vicki-Love Boat), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Luke Goss rocker (Bros-I Owe You Nothing), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Matt Goss rocker (Bros-I Owe You Nothing), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Erika Eleniak Glendale Ca, playmate (Jul, 1989), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Emily Lloyd actress (Wish You Were Here), is born.Ref: 5
235*St Pontianus ends his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
1197*Emperor Henry VI dies in Messina, Sicily.Ref: 2
1530*Andrea del Sarto (Vanucchi or di Francesco) Italian Renaissance artist; subject of poem by Robert Browning; dies.Ref: 4
1833*Ferdinand VII, Spanish king (1808-33), dies at age 48.Ref: 70
1853*Annie Jane: emigrant vessel off coast of Scotland; 348 died.Ref: 85
1867*Sterling Price, American governor of Missouri and Confederate general, dies at age 58.Ref: 70
1902*(Dreyfus) Emile Zola novelist: Therese Raquin, The Rougon-Macquart, The Belly of Paris, The Grog Shop, Nana, Germinal, The Crash, The Three Cities, The Four Gospels, The Experimental Novel, The Naturalistic Novelists, Naturalism in the Theater; an open letter to win a new trial for Alfred Dreyfus: J’accuse; dies.Ref: 4
1910*Winslow Homer artist: On a Lee Shore, Mending the Nets, Eating Watermelon, Inside the Bar, The Maine Coast; dies in Maine at age 74.Ref: 4
1913*Rudolf Diesel, German engineer who designed the compression-ignition engine, dies at age 55.Ref: 70
1915*A hurricane claims 275 in the MS Delta.Ref: 5
1925*Léon Bourgeois, French statesman and promoter of the League of Nations; awared Nobel Prize for Peace (1920), dies at age 74.Ref: 70
1927*Willem Einthoven, Dutch physiologist and developer of the electrocardiograph; won Nobel Prize (1924), dies at age 67.Ref: 70
1941*30,000 Jews are gunned down in Kiev when Henrich Himmler sends four strike squads to exterminate Soviet Jewish civilians and other "undesirables."Ref: 2
1949*(and 30th) SS Einsatzgruppen murder 33,771 Jews at Babi Yar near Kiev.Ref: 35
1957*300 die as express train hits stalled train (Montgomery W Pakistan).Ref: 5
1959*Harold Huber actor (I Cover Times Square), dies at 49.Ref: 5
1962*Patrick Corry developed self-rotating rock drill, dies in the Bronx.Ref: 5
1964*Robert Burton actor (Dr Gordon-Kings Row), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1966*Bernard Gimbel (merchant: Gimbel’s Department Stores) dies.Ref: 68
1967*Carson McCullers (Smith) author: The Member of the Wedding, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Reflections in a Golden Eye; dies.Ref: 4
1970*Edward Everett Horton narrator: Fractured Fairy Tales on The Bullwinkle Show; actor: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Lost Horizon, Sex and the Single Girl, Arsenic and Old Lace; dies at age 84.Ref: 4
1975*Casey (Charles Dillon) Stengel ‘The Old Professor’: baseball: Brooklyn Dodgers; manager: NY Yankees: 7 World Series championships [1949-53, 1956, 1958]; dies at age 85.Ref: 68
1977*Alexander Tcherepnin St Petersburg Russia, composer, dies.Ref: 68
1978*Pope John Paul I was found dead in his Vatican apartment just over a month after becoming head of the Roman Catholic Church.Ref: 69
1982*264,000 bottles of Tylenol, the pain reliever, were recalled after a CA man was poisoned by a strychnine-laced capsule. Seven people died of cyanide poisoning when they unknowingly ingested Tylenol that had been deliberately tampered with. The killer or killers have never been identified.Ref: 4
1985*First of 5 cyanide-laced Tylenol victims dies.Ref: 5
1986*Betty Kean actress (Amy Tucker-Leave it to Larry), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1987*Henry Ford II industrialist: head of Ford Motor Co. [1945-1980], grandson of Henry Ford; dies at age 70.Ref: 4
1988*Charles Addams, cartoonist, creator of "The Addams Family", dies of a heart attack at age 76.Ref: 73
1989*August A. Busch Jr brewer/baseball owner (St Louis Cards), dies at 90Ref: 5
1997*Roy Lichtenstein, American artist, pop art painter; painted comic book panels, dies at age 73.Ref: 70
1998*Thomas Bradley, (D) mayor of Los Angeles (1973-93); dies at age 80.Ref: 4
2000 Israeli riot police stormed a major Jerusalem shrine and opened fire on stone-throwing Muslim worshippers, killing four Palestinians and wounding 175.Ref: 70
2002*Ellis Larkins pianist: favorite accompanist of: Mildred Bailey, Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Williams; dies.Ref: 4
2003*Beatrice Whiting, Harvard anthropologist, dies at age 89 in Cambridge MA. (NY Times, p 30, 10/19/2003) 

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