Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
November 27th

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-43*-BC- Octavian, Antony and Lepidus form the triumvirate of Rome.Ref: 2
399*St Anastasius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
1095*In Clermont, France, Pope Urban II solemnly proclaimed the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont. Urban's twin_purpose was to relieve the pressure by the Seljuk Turks on the Eastern Roman Empire, and to secure free access to Jerusalem for Christian pilgrims.Ref: 5
1538 States of Gelderland accepts Willem van Kleef as viceroy.Ref: 5
1556 Willem of Orange becomes knight of Guilder Flies.Ref: 5
1582*William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway.Ref: 10
1593*Vatican opens 7 year trial against scholar Giordano Bruno.Ref: 5
1662*First American lime kiln begins operation (Providence RI).Ref: 5
1671*Pirate Henry Morgen lands at Panama City.Ref: 5
1676*First major fire in America occurs in Boston. 46 houses demolished & other buildings too.Ref: 10
1710*Czar Peter the Great sets first Russian state budget.Ref: 5
1736*Abdication of Stanislas, last king of Poland.Ref: 5
1755*Land for the first Jewish settlement in America was purchased by Joseph Salvador, who bought 10,000 acres near Fort Ninety-Six, in the southern part of the Carolina Colony.Ref: 5
1770*(Boston Massacre) The trial of the eight soldiers begins.Ref: 87
1779*The College of Pennsylvania became the University of Pennsylvania and the first legally recognized university in America.Ref: 4
1785*First US state university chartered, Athens GA.Ref: 5
1815*Cracow (Poland) declared a free republic.Ref: 5
1823*President Monroe appoints first US ambassadors to South America.Ref: 5
1836*Glinka's opera Life for the Tsar (Ivan Susanin).Ref: 89
1839*American Statistical Association organizes in Boston.Ref: 5
1862*George Armstrong Custer meets his future bride, Elizabeth Bacon, at a Thanksgiving party. Tom Custer Died Alongside Brother GeorgeRef: 2
1870*First sorority (Kappa Alpha Theta) (DePauw University in Greencastle IN).Ref: 5
1870*Manitoba & Northwest Territories incorporated.Ref: 5
1870*After accepting 15th amendment, Virginia is readmitted to Union.Ref: 5
1873*The Hoosac Railroad Tunnel completed in NW MassachusettsRef: 62
1886*First British government of Salisbury resigns.Ref: 5
1888*National Geographic Society organizes (Washington DC).Ref: 5
1889*Curtis P. Brady was issued the first permit to drive an automobile through Central Park in NY City. Mr. Brady had to pledge to NY’s finest that he would not frighten the horses in the park.Ref: 4
1890*First signal box for San Francisco Police Department goes into operation.Ref: 5
1895*Alfred Nobel establishes Nobel Prize.Ref: 5
1900*Social Democrat Party of America (Debs' party) holds first convention.Ref: 5
1901*The U.S. Army War College was established in Washington, D.C.Ref: 70
1905*Maurice Rouvier forms government in France.Ref: 5
1910*New York's Pennsylvania Station opened; at that time, the world's largest railway terminalRef: 70
1912 Albanian National Flag adopted.Ref: 5
1912*Parcel post postage-due one-cent stamp issued.Ref: 51
1912 Spanish protectorate in Morocco established.Ref: 5
1914 First two women police report for duty at Grantham, Lincs.Ref: 10
1916*Communist party "Spartacus Letters" first published in Berlin.Ref: 5
1918*Woodrow Wilson receives first passport issued to a U.S. President in office.Ref: 10
1919 Bulgaria signs peace treaty with Allies at Neuilly, France, fixing war reparations and recognizing Yugoslavian independence.Ref: 2
1922 Allied delegates bar the Soviets from the Near East peace conference.Ref: 2
1924*Egyptian king Foead nominates Saad Zaghloel Pasja premier.Ref: 5
1925*(Sweet) After 46 hours of deliberation, the jury says it is unable to reach a verdict. Judge Murphy declares a mistrial and dismisses the jury.Ref: 87
1926*Restoration of Williamsburg, Virginia, begins.Ref: 5
1926*US Senate agrees to join World Court.Ref: 5
1933 Otto Meisnner dines with British ambassador Rumbold.Ref: 5
1934*French government of Chautemps falls (Stavisky Affair).Ref: 5
1934 VARA refuses to hire after commemoration of Marinus Van de Lubbe.Ref: 5
1936*Great Britain's Anthony Eden warns Hitler that Britain will fight to protect Belgium.Ref: 2
1940*-17ºF (-27ºC), CCC Camp F-16, Georgia (state record).Ref: 5
1942*-19ºF (-27.4ºC), Netherlands' coldest day since 1850.Ref: 5
1945*General George C. Marshall was named special US envoy to China to try to end hostilities between the Nationalists and the Communists.Ref: 5
1945*C.A.R.E. (Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere) was founded this day, as 22 American organizations formed a cooperative to rush lifesaving CARE packages to survivors of World War II.Ref: 4
1945 Wally van Hall, "banker in defiance", arrested.Ref: 5
1948*First locomotive to carry 1,000,000 pounds (450,000 kg) operates.Ref: 5
1949*Chinese liner "Taiping" collides with a collier off south China.Ref: 5
1953 Netherlands end Marshall aid.Ref: 5
1954*Alger Hiss, convicted of being a Soviet spy, is freed after 44 months in prison.Ref: 2
1957*Army withdraws from Little Rock AR, after Central HS integration.Ref: 5
1958*USSR abrogates Allied war-time agreements on control of Germany.Ref: 5
1958*Ferenc Münnich follows Kádár as premier of Hungary.Ref: 5
1959 Demonstrators march in Tokyo to protest a defense treaty with the United States.Ref: 2
1964*Margaret Chase Smith (Senator-R-ME) tries for Republican Presidential bid.Ref: 5
1966*The first tidal power station in the world, opens near St. Malo, FranceRef: 62
1967*Gold pool nations pledge support of $35 per ounce gold price.Ref: 5
1967*Charles DeGaulle vetoes Great Britain's entry into the Common Market again.Ref: 2
1967*Lyndon Johnson appoints Robert McNamara to presidency of the World Bank.Ref: 2
1967*Treaty banning military use of nuclear weapons in space, signed.Ref: 5
1967*Charles DeGaulle vetoes Great Britain's entry into the Common Market again.Ref: 2
1969 Noordiers vicar Ian Paisley sentenced to 3 years.Ref: 5
1970 Syria joins the pact linking Libya, Egypt and Sudan.Ref: 2
1970*Pope Paul VI, visiting the Philippines, was slightly wounded at the Manila airport by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.Ref: 70
1971*Montgomery St Station, last link in BART, `holed thru'.Ref: 5
1972*In Columbia, the white and black United Methodist conferences of South Carolina -- separated since the Civil War -- voted in their respective meetings to adopt a plan of union.Ref: 5
1973*The Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, who'd resigned.Ref: 70
1973*William Rogers & Nguyen Duy Trinh sign US-N Vietnam treaty.Ref: 5
1982*Mauno Koivisto installed as President of Finland.Ref: 5
1982*Roberto S Cordova installed as President of Honduras.Ref: 5
1983 World's longest subaqueous tunnel (53.90 km) opens, Honshu-Hokkaid.Ref: 5
1985*The British House of Commons approved the Anglo-Irish accord giving Dublin a consultative role in the governing of British-ruled Northern Ireland.Ref: 70
1988*(US Supreme Court Justice) Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves nomination of Judge Anthony M Kennedy to US Supreme Court.Ref: 5
1989*German war criminals Fischer & Austrian der Fünten freed.Ref: 5
1990*Britain's Conservatives choose John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as party leader, paving the way for his appointment as Prime Minister. (XDG, p 4A, 11/27/2000)Ref: 83
1990 Dissolution of Polish communist party.Ref: 5
1991 Israel signalled its anger with what it regarded as the high-handedness of the United States by rejecting an invitation to attend Mideast peace talks in Washington on Dec. 4. The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution paving the way for the establishment of a U.N. peacekeeping operation in war-ravaged Yugoslavia.Ref: 64
1991 Dutch PSP, Pacifist Socialistic Party, disbands.Ref: 5
1991*Nadine Strossen is first female president of the ACLU.Ref: 5
1992*Presidential candidate Bill Clinton (D) & Genifer Flowers accuse each other of lying over her assertion they had a 12-year affair.Ref: 5
1994*Mary McKillop, Australia's first saint, is beautified by Pope John Paul II at St Francis' Church. Ref 
1994*Carlos Reina succeeds President Callejas in Honduras.Ref: 5
1994 Romanian social-democrats form government with anti-Semites.Ref: 5
1995*Microsoft announces the release of the final version of Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 for Windows 95. 
1996*A federal judge blocked enforcement of a CA initiative to dismantle affirmative action, saying civil rights groups had a "strong probability" of proving it unconstitutional. Evan C. Hunziker, an American jailed by North Korea on spy charges, was set free, ending a three-month ordeal.Ref: 64
1996*15 day old Siamese twins separated-Sarah Morales survives, Sarahi dies.Ref: 5
1996*Catherine Roskam becomes the first New York female Episcopal bishop.Ref: 5
1996*France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island.Ref: 5
1996*Germany celebrates its first Holocaust Remembrance Day.Ref: 5
1998*Answering 81 questions put to him three weeks earlier, President Clinton wrote the House Judiciary Committee that his testimony in the Monica Lewinsky affair was "not false and misleading."Ref: 70
1998*Crane crashes into Roosevelt Is (New York City NY) Tram, injuring 10.Ref: 5
2000*A day after George W. Bush was certified the winner of Florida's presidential vote, Al Gore laid out his case for letting the courts settle the nation's long-count election. Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien's Liberal Party won a third straight majority in the House of Commons.Ref: 64
2002*The Boy Scouts of America announces it will require criminal background checks for new volunteers beginning in 2003. (XDG, p 11A, 11/29/2002)Ref: 83
2002*U.N. specialists began a new round of weapons inspections in Iraq.Ref: 70
2002*President George W. Bush appointed former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to lead an investigation into why the government failed to foil the Sept. 11 attacks. (Kissinger stepped down the following month, citing controversy over potential conflicts of interest with his business clients.)Ref: 70
1826*Jebediah Smith's expedition reaches San Diego, becoming the first Americans to cross the southwestern part of the continent.Ref: 2
1826*The friction match is invented in EnglandRef: 62
1880*Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp.Ref: 5
1885*Earliest photograph of a meteor shower made.Ref: 5
1908*Pasiphaë, a satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Melotte.Ref: 5
1948*First tape recorder sold.Ref: 5
1951*First rocket to intercept an airplane, White Sands, NM.Ref: 5
1965*First French satellite launched, France becomes 3rd nation in space.Ref: 5
1965*First ground station-to-aircraft radio communication via satellite.Ref: 5
1971*Soviet Mars 2 becomes first spacecraft to crash land on Mars.Ref: 5
1980*Soyuz T-3 carries 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched.Ref: 5
1985*15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 returns to Earth.Ref: 5
1989*US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) returns from space.Ref: 5
1989*First successful living donor liver transplant at the University of Chicago.Ref: 10
1998 Roland Clarkson discovers 2^3021377-1 (37th known Mersenne prime).Ref: 5
1382*The French nobility, led by Olivier de Clisson, crush the Flemish rebels at Flanders.Ref: 2
1812*One of the two bridges being used by Napoleon Bonaparte's army across the Beresina River in Russia collapses during a Russian artillery barrage. Napoleon's costly retreat from Moscow.Ref: 2
1817*US soldiers attack Florida Indian village, beginning Seminole War.Ref: 5
1864*Civil War skirmish at Kelly's Ford VA.Ref: 5
1864*Battle of Fair Gardens, Tennessee.Ref: 5
1897*British troops occupy Bida Gold Coast (Ghana).Ref: 5
1904 The German colonial army defeats Hottentots at Warmbad in southwest Africa.Ref: 2
1909*U.S. troops land in Bluefields, Nicaragua, to protect American interests there.Ref: 2
1915*US Marines occupy Haiti.Ref: 5
1941*Soviet troops retake Rostov.Ref: 36
1941*USSR begins a counter offensive causing Germany to retreat.Ref: 5
1941*Peruvian agent Rivera-Schreibér warns of Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor.Ref: 5
1942*During World War II, the French navy at Toulon scuttled its ships and submarines to keep them out of the hands of the Nazis.Ref: 70
1943*First US air attack on Germany (Wilhelmshafen).Ref: 5
1944*Leningrad liberated from Germany in 880 days with 600,000 killed.Ref: 5
1944*Gigantic explosion in England as 1,500 two-ton blockbuster bombs accidentally detonate in Staffs.Ref: 10
1950*East of the Chosin River, Chinese forces annihilate an American task force.Ref: 2
1976 Morocco-Algeria battles in Westerly Sahara.Ref: 5
1894*First college basketball game, University of Chicago beats Chicago YMCA 19-11.Ref: 5
1906 Rudolf Gundersen skates world record 500m at 44.8 seconds.Ref: 5
1917 Coen de Koning wins 2nd official 11 cities race (9 53) (record).Ref: 5
1924*The largest crowd to see a high school football game went through the turnstiles in Los Angeles this day. Los Angeles High and Polytechnic High fought to a 7-7 tie. The attendance? 57,000 people!Ref: 4
1926*110,000 watch Army & Navy play a 21-all tie.Ref: 5
1927*Harlem Globetrotters play their first game.Ref: 5
1934*27th Australian Men's Tennis Open Fred Perry beat Crawford (63 75 61).Ref: 5
1944*Casey Stengel, manager of the Boston Braves since 1938, resigns Lou Perini, Guido Rugo, & Joseph Maney buy control of Boston Braves.Ref: 5
1947*Triple Crown winner Ted Williams (.343, 32, 162) is edged out by the Yankee Clipper Joe DiMaggio (.315, 20, 97) for the AL MVP by one point.Ref: 1
1950*Former Cleveland shortstop standout Lou Boudreau signs a two-year contract with the Red Sox for $150,000.Ref: 1
1951*The first black horse-racing jockey was licensed in Florida. He was Hosea Richardson and was sixteen years old at the time.Ref: 4
1956*Dodger pitcher Don Newcombe (27-7) becomes baseball's first Cy Young winner.Ref: 1
1956*NFL's New York Giants switches games from Polo Grounds to Yankee Stadium.Ref: 5
1957*Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open.Ref: 5
1960*Trailing 38-7 late in 3rd quarter, Buffalo Bills tie Broncos at 38-38.Ref: 5
1960*Gordie Howe becomes first NHLer to score 1,000 points.Ref: 5
1961*Gordie Howe becomes first to play in 1,000 NHL games.Ref: 5
1963 Jevgeni Grishin skates world record 500m in 39.6 seconds.Ref: 5
1963*Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, & John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.Ref: 5
1966*In highest-scoring NFL game, Wash Redskins defeat NY Giants 72-41.Ref: 5
1966*Wisconsin State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W Roller rules either the Braves stay in Milwaukee or National League must promise Wisconsin an expansion team for 1966.Ref: 5
1967*The Mets obtain the rights to manager Gil Hodges by sending pitcher Bill Denehy and $100,000 to the Washington Senators.Ref: 1
1967*New Orleans Saints sign their first player (Paige Cothren-kicker).Ref: 5
1970*Expo Carl Morton, who finishes the season with a record of 18-11 for his last place club, wins the NL Rookie of the Year beating out the Reds' Bernie Carbo, 11-8.Ref: 1
1972*Yanks trade Ellis, Torres & Spikes to Indians for Nettles & Moses.Ref: 5
1973*UCLA's basketball team wins 61st consecutive game (NCAA record).Ref: 5
1973 US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn (her 5th consecutive win).Ref: 5
1973 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr.Ref: 5
1976*9th ABA All-Star Game Denver 144 beats ABA 138 at Denver.Ref: 5
1979*Islanders ends 23 undefeated games at home streak (15-0-8).Ref: 5
1980*10th NFL Pro Bowl NFC beats AFC 37-27.Ref: 5
1982*5th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 3-0.Ref: 5
1982*Philadelphia trades Larry Bowa & Ryne Sandberg to Cubs for Ivan DeJesus.Ref: 5
1984*Los Angeles Kings end Wayne Gretzky's NHL-record 51-game scoring streak.Ref: 5
1985*Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1985 Mark Mckoy cycles world record 50m hurdles indoor (5.25).Ref: 5
1985*NFL Pro Bowl AFC beats NFC 22-14.Ref: 5
1986*Lou Holtz signed a five-year pact to lead the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. Holtz left the head coaching job with the Golden Gophers of the University of Minnesota to take the new position.Ref: 4
1987 Midnight Rockers beat Buddy Rose & Doug Somers for AWA World Tag Team.Ref: 5
1989*Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games.Ref: 5
1989*Oklahoma's linebacker, Mark VanKeirsblilck assaults an Oklahoma grad student.Ref: 5
1990*64th Australian Open Women's Tennis Steffi Graf beats Mary Jo Fernandez (63 64).Ref: 5
1991 Undertaker beats Hulk Hogan to become new WWF champ.Ref: 5
1991*79th Australian Open Men's Tennis Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (16 64 64 64).Ref: 5
1992*Mike Tyson goes on trial for rape (he is found guilty).Ref: 5
1995*All-Star third baseman Vinny Castilla signs a two-year contract with the Colorado Rockies, through 1997.Ref: 86
1995*69th Australian Open Women's Tennis Mary Pierce beats A S Vicario (63 62).Ref: 5
1996*70th Australian Open Women's Tennis Monica Seles beats Anke Huber (64 61).Ref: 5
1998*WNBA begins filling rosters of Washington Mystics & Detroit ShockRef: 5
2001*The major league owners vote unanimously to extend baseball commissioner Bud Selig's contract through 2006.Ref: 1
1778 Piccinni's opera "Roland" premieres, Paris.Ref: 5
1843*The opera "The Bohemian Girl" is produced (London).Ref: 5
1870*NY Times dubs baseball "The National Game".Ref: 5
1894*Midwinter Fair opens in Golden Gate Park.Ref: 5
1903*The opera "Die Heugierigen Frauen" is produced (Munich).Ref: 5
1911*"Playboy of the Western World" by John M. Synge opens in N.Y.; actors pelted by vegetables.Ref: 10
1918*"Tarzan of the Apes", first Tarzan film, premieres at Broadway Theater.Ref: 5
1926*Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong recorded You Made Me Love You on Okeh Records.Ref: 4
1930 Broadcasting from “…a little theatre off Times Square,” according to the show’s introduction, The First Nighter was first heard on radio. The program, which actually originated from Chicago, then from Hollywood, aired for 23 years and featured dramas and comedies.Ref: 4
1935*Eeny Meeny Miney Mo was recorded by Ginger Rogers and Johnny Mercer. The tune was recorded at Decca Records in Los Angeles.Ref: 4
1935*"Boy Meets Girl" starts 669 performance run on Broadway.Ref: 10
1937*Pins and Needles, opened in NY City. The cast of the stage play consisted of members of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU). The show ran two years.Ref: 4
1939*The play "Key Largo," by Maxwell Anderson, opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in NY.Ref: 70
1943*St. Joseph's Medical Center, across the street from the Disney Studio in Burbank is dedicated. Walt had designed his buildings like hospital wards, so in the event he went bankrupt he figured he could sell the property to the hospital.Ref: 73
1945*S Romberg, H&D Fields' musical premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1950*2nd Emmy Awards Ed Wynn Show & Texaco Star Theater win.Ref: 5
1951*"Peter Pan" closes at Imperial Theater New York City NY after 320 performances.Ref: 5
1955*"Plain & Fancy" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City NY for 476 performances.Ref: 5
1961*"Sing Along with Mitch" [Miller] premieres on NBC TV.Ref: 5
1962*"Family Affair" opens at Billy Rose Theater New York City NY for 65 performances.Ref: 5
1964*"Introducing the Beatles" album released in US.Ref: 5
1967*The Beatles released their Magical Mystery Tour album -- and the world began singing along to: Magical Mystery Tour, The Fool on the Hill, Flying, Blue Jay Way, Your Mother Should Know, I Am the Walrus, Hello Goodbye, Strawberry Fields Forever, Penny Lane, Baby You’re a Rich Man and All You Need is Love.Ref: 4
1967*Beatles sign a 9 year worldwide contract with EMI records.Ref: 5
1967*The Association, a California group, earned a gold record for the hit Never My Love, on Warner Bros. Records. The group also earned worldwide fame for other hits including Windy, Cherish and Along Comes Mary.Ref: 4
1968*"Darling of the Day" opens at George Abbott Theater New York City NY for 31 performances.Ref: 5
1969*The Rolling Stones used portions of their stint at NY’s Madison Square Garden this day for their live album Get Yer Ya-Yas Out (released in 1970). Tracks on the album: Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Carol, Stray Cat Blues, Love in Vain, Midnight Rambler, Sympathy for the Devil, Live with Me, Little Queenie, Honky Tonk Women and Street Fighting Man.Ref: 4
1969*Actress Thelma Ritter suffers a heart attack (she dies Feb 4th).Ref: 5
1970*George Harrison releases 3 album set "All Things Must Pass".Ref: 5
1970 Movie rating system modifies "M" rating to "PG".Ref: 5
1974*"Lorelei" opens at Palace Theater New York City NY for 320 performances.Ref: 5
1976*"Laverne & Shirley" spin-off from "Happy Days" premieres on ABC TV.Ref: 5
1977*It was a big day for sweat hog Vinnie Barbarino, formerly of TV’s Welcome Back Kotter. His new character, Tony Manero, set box office records as Saturday Night Fever made a superstar of John Travolta. The soundtrack album, by the Bee Gees and others, sold more than 11 million copies.Ref: 4
1979*36th Golden Globes Midnight Express, Jon Voight & Jane Fonda.Ref: 5
1980*"Comin' Uptown" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City NY after 45 performances.Ref: 5
1982*"Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat" opens at Royale New York City NY for 747 performances.Ref: 5
1982*The #1 song in the U.S. was former Commodore Lionel Richie’s Truly. The love song stayed at the top of the charts for two weeks. The song was his first solo hit and followed Endless Love, a duet with Diana Ross (1981).Ref: 4
1984*John & Yoko release "Milk & Honey" album.Ref: 5
1984*Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial.Ref: 5
1985*"Doug Henning & His World..." closes at Lunt-Fontanne NY after 60 performances.Ref: 5
1986*13th American Music Award Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis & Crystal Gayle.Ref: 5
1989*George Harrison releases "Cheer Down" & "Poor Little Girl".Ref: 5
1992*"Crazy He Calls Me" opens at Walter Kerr Theater New York City NY for 7 performances.Ref: 5
1992*19th American Music Award C & C Music Factory, Michael Bolton win.Ref: 5
1992*Jane Fonda undergoes arthroscopic surgery on her right knee.Ref: 5
1994*"No Man's Land" opens at Criterion Theater New York City NY for 61 performances.Ref: 5
1997*"Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" opens at Gershwin New York City NY.Ref: 5
1997*24th American Music Award Toni Braxton & Alanis Morissette win.Ref: 5
1546 Joachim III Frederick elector (Brandenburg), is born.Ref: 5
1556*Abbas I "the Great", shah of Persia (1587-1629), is born.Ref: 5
1592*Pierre de La Barre composer, is born.Ref: 5
1662*Richard Bentley Oulton, scholar/controversialist, is born.Ref: 5
1679*Jean-François de Troy French painter, is born.Ref: 5
1701*Anders Celsius, astronomer who devised the centigrade temperature scale, is born.Ref: 2
1701*Johann N von Hontheim German church historian/suffragan (bishop), is born.Ref: 5
1715*Vaclav Kalous composer, is born.Ref: 5
1720*Samuel Foote England, actor/dramatist (Mirror), is born.Ref: 5
1723*Johann A Cramer prime minister/poet, is born.Ref: 5
1746*Robert Livingston, delivered oath of office to George Washington, is born.Ref: 5
1775*Friedrich von Schelling Germany, philosopher (Views on Christianity), is born.Ref: 5
1775*Manuel del Popolo Vicente Rodriguez García Spanish tenor/composer, is born.Ref: 5
1784*Martin-Joseph Mengal composer, is born.Ref: 5
1804*Sir Julius Benedict Stuttgart Germany, opera composer (Protoghesi), is born.Ref: 5
1805*Samuel Palmer London, painter/etcher (Valley of Vision), is born.Ref: 5
1806*Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga y Balzola Spanish composer, is born.Ref: 5
1808*David F Strauss Germany, theologist (Jesus' Life), is born.Ref: 5
1809*Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble England, Shakespearian actress (Juliet), is born.Ref: 5
1822*Thomas Leiper Kane Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883, is born.Ref: 5
1823*Edouard-Victoire-Antoine Lalo France, composer (Symphonie Espagnole), is born.Ref: 5
1824*Jozef Israëls Dutch painter, is born.Ref: 5
1826*Richard Taylor Lieutenant-General (Confederate Army), died in 1879, is born.Ref: 5
1828*Louis Schubert composer, is born.Ref: 5
1828*Samuel Allen Rice Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1864, is born.Ref: 5
1830*Georg Hellmesberger composer, is born.Ref: 5
1830*William Henry Fitzhugh Payne Brigadier General (Confederate Army), is born.Ref: 5
1832*Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson], author (Alice in Wonderland), is born.Ref: 5
1834*Dmitri Mendeleev chemist (discovered periodic table of the elements), is born.Ref: 5
1834*Robert Sanford Foster Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), is born.Ref: 5
1836*Leopold von Sacher-Masoch Austrian writer (masochism), is born.Ref: 5
1839*Birth of John Julian, famed English authority on sacred music. His undoubted masterwork is the monumental "Dictionary of Hymnology" which he published in 1892 (later revised, updated and reissued in 1957).Ref: 5
1850*Samuel Gompers Dutch/US, first president-American Federation of Labor, is born.Ref: 5
1851*Rafael Obligado Argentina, writer (Santos Vega), is born.Ref: 5
1857*Sir Charles Scott Sherrington 1932 Nobel Laureate in Medicine & Physiology; author of the classic "The Integrative Action of the Nervous System"; discoverer of Sherrington's Law; coiner of the terms "neuron" and "synapse"., is born.Ref: 5
1858*Neel [Cornelia H] Doff Dutch/French/Belgian painter's model/writer, is born.Ref: 5
1859*Kaiser Wilhelm II Potsdam, German emperor (1888-1918), is born.Ref: 5
1862*Birth of Adelaide Pollard, Presbyterian hymnwriter. Plagued with frail health most of her life, she lived the life of a mystic. Of the several hymns she penned, "Have Thine Own Way, Lord" is still popular today.Ref: 5
1865*Jose Asuncion Silva Colombia, poet (Nocturno III), is born.Ref: 5
1867*Charles Koechlin Paris France, composer (Jacob Chez Luban), is born.Ref: 5
1867*Claude Antoine Terrasse composer, is born.Ref: 5
1868*Cato Engelen-Sewing Dutch soprano prima donna (Dutch Opera), is born.Ref: 5
1869*Will Marion Cook composer, is born.Ref: 5
1870*Joseph Mack inventor: passenger bus; builder of gasoline-powered delivery wagons; founder [w/brothers] of Mack Truck Company, is born.Ref: 4
1872*Learned Hand Albany NY, Chief judge (US Court of Appeals), is born.Ref: 5
1874*Chaim Weizmann, the Zionist leader instrumental in establishing Israel as a national home for Jews and first president of the state of Israel, is born.Ref: 70
1874*Charles A. Beard historian: “perhaps the quintessential economic-school historian”; writer: An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States, The Basic History of the United States; helped found New School for Social Research in NY City; is born.Ref: 4
1882*Giuseppe Prezzolini Italy, writer (La Voce, La Cultura Italiano), is born.Ref: 5
1885*Jerome Kern New York City NY, Broadway composer (Showboat, Roberta), is born.Ref: 5
1885*Eduard Künneke German composer (Vetter aus Dingsda), is born.Ref: 5
1887*Carl Blegen Minneapolis MN, archaeologist (excavator at Troy, Pylos), is born.Ref: 5
1889*Balthasar van der Pol physicist (Comparison of Van der Pol), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Ilya Ehrenburg Kiev Ukraine, writer (Fall of Paris, The Thaw), is born.Ref: 5
1892*Mitya Stillman composer, is born.Ref: 5
1894*Fritz Pollard early black NFL star (1920-26), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Joseph Rosenstock Cracow Poland, conductor (Nippon Philharmonic Orchestra 1936-41), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Claudio Carneyro composer, is born.Ref: 5
1899*Granville English composerRef: 5
1900*Leon Barzin Brussels Belgium, conductor (NY City Ballet 1948-58), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Ted Husing NYC, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Art Rooney NFL team owner (Pittsburgh Steelers), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Willy Fritsch German actor (Spies, Women in the Moon), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Johnny Blood aka John McNally, early NFL halfback (Green Bay), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Mona Washbourne actress: Mrs. Pearce, My Fair Lady, Night Must Fall, Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter, Brideshead Revisited; is born.Ref: 5
1903*Reginald Gardiner Wimbledon England, actor (Pruitts of So Hampton), is born.Ref: 5
1903*John Eccles British physiologist/neurologist, is born.Ref: 5
1905*Howard McNear Los Angeles CA, actor (Floyd-Andy Griffith Show, Jetsons), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Luther Diamond radio personality, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Radames Gnattali composer, is born.Ref: 5
1907*Henry Cotton English golf champion (won 3x British Open), is born.Ref: 5
1908*William Randolph Hearst Jr newspaper publisher (Hearst Publishing), is born.Ref: 5
1909*James Agee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author (A Death in the Family), is born.Ref: 2
1911*David Merrick (Margulois) Broadway producer: Gypsy, Hello, Dolly!, Beckett, Oliver, Fanny, Stop the World: I Want to Get Off, 42nd Street, is born.Ref: 4
1911*Benay Venuta San Francisco CA, actress (Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister), is born.Ref: 5
1912*David Merrick Broadway producer (Hello Dolly), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Lawrence Durrell Indian/British writer (Private Country), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Milton Adolphus composer, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Valery Viktorovich Zhelobinsky composer, is born.Ref: 5
1914 Anna Larina revolutionary, is born.Ref: 5
1915*Jack Brymer clarinettist, is born.Ref: 5
1917*"Buffalo" Bob Smith Buffalo NY, TV host (Howdy Doody), is born.Ref: 68
1917*-Dunboyne Lord, is born.Ref: 5
1917*Merrivale Lord, is born.Ref: 5
1918*Elmore James musician (Dust My Broom), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Skitch Henderson Birmingham England, orchestra leader (Tonight Show), is born.Ref: 5
1919*David Seville [Ross Bagdasarian], Fresno CA, (Alvin & Chipmunks), is born.Ref: 5
1919*H D Halsey Bishop of Carlisle, is born.Ref: 5
1919*Nina Milkina pianist, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Alexander Dubcek headed Czech Communist Party (1968-69), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Wilfrid Bourne QC/Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Alexander Georgiyevich Chugayev composer, is born.Ref: 5
1924 Kenneth Corfield CEO (STC), is born.Ref: 5
1924 Rauf Denktasj Turkish-Cypriot politician, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Rix Lord, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Sabu [Dastagir], India, actor (Elephant Boy, Drum), is born.Ref: 5
1924*William van Straubenzee British MP, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Derroll Adams folk musician: banjo; singer: Feelin’ Fine [w/Wiz Jones]; songwriter: Portland Town, Wish I was a Rock; in film: Don’t Look Back; is born.Ref: 4
1925*Ernie Wise, England, comedian (Morecambe & Wise), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Michael Tolan, Detroit MI, actor (Nurses, Senator), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Marshall Thompson Peoria IL, actor (Bog, To Hell & Back, Daktari), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Geoffrey Tucker British political consultant, is born.Ref: 5
1925*John Bury designer, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Marshall Thompson actor: The Turning Point, George!, East of Kilimanjaro, To Hell and Back, The Caddy, The Purple Heart, Daktari, Angel; is born.Ref: 68
1927*Doretta Morrow New York City NY, actress (Because You're Mine), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Joe Perry AAFC/NFL Hall of Fame fullback (San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Colts), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Michael Craig Poona India, actor (Escape 2000, Vault of Horror), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Nancy Dickerson journalist (NBC), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Jean-Michel Damase composer, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Ingrid Thulin Solleftea Sweden, actress (Cries & Whispers, Damned), is born.Ref: 5
1929 Richard Du Cann lawyer QC, is born.Ref: 5
1930*Bobby "Blue" Bland Rosemark TN, blues singer (Call on the Drummer), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Esteban Edward Torres (Representative-D-CA, 1983- ), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Roger Sims British MP, is born.Ref: 5
1931*John Hopkins writer, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Mordecai Richler Montréal, author (Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Rudi Maugeri rocker (Crew Cuts), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Vinson Lord, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Benigno Aquino Jr Philippine opposition leader; assassinated in 1983, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Neville Trotter British MP, is born.Ref: 5
1933 Mohamed Al Fayed CEO (Harrods), is born.Ref: 5
1933 Rita Hennessy matron-in-chief (QARANC), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Federico Mayor Zaragoza Barcelona, Spain, UNESCO director (1987- ), is born.Ref: 5
1934 Donald Spiers controller (Aircraft MoD), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Edithe Cresson premier of France (1991-92), is born.Ref: 5
1934 Julian Ogilvie Thompson CEO (De Beers), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Willie (Wilfred) Pastrano boxer: Light Heavyweight Champion [1963-65]; is born.Ref: 4
1935*Al Jackson Jr. drummer: groups: Booker T. and the M.G.’s, Roy Milton Band; is born.Ref: 4
1935*Gillian Beer professor/president (Clare Hall-Cambridge), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Troy Donahue New York City NY, actor (Surfside Six, Cockfighter, Hawaiian Eye), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Ismail Kadare Albanian author/poet (Dimri i Madh), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Gail Henion Sheehy, author, journalist: Passages, The Silent Passage: Menopause, Pathfinders, is born.Ref: 5
1937*John Ogdon Manchester England, pianist/composer, is born.Ref: 5
1938*Kim Gardner rocker (Byrds), is born.Ref: 5
1938 Timothy Elworthy, Captain of The Queen's Flight, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Dave (David John) Giusti baseball: pitcher: Houston Colt .45’s, Houston Astros, SL Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates [World Series: 1971/NL Fireman of the Year: 1971 (his 30 saves led the league)/all-star: 1973], Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics, is born.Ref: 4
1939*Mike Hill Jackson MI, PGA golfer (1977 Ohio Kings Island Open), is born.Ref: 5
1939*N R Bomford head master (Harrow School), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Rawlings Baroness, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Tigran Yegiayi Mansuryan composer, is born.Ref: 5
1940*Bruce Lee (Lee Jun Fan) actor: martial arts cult star; The Green Hornet, Game of Death, Return of the Dragon, Fists of Fury, Enter the Dragon, Chinese Connection, Marlowe; subject of the movie, Dragon; is born.Ref: 4
1940*Brian T O'Leary Boston MA, astronaut, is born.Ref: 5
1940*Harry Kümel Flemish director (Monsieur Hawarden), is born.Ref: 5
1940*James Cromwell Los Angeles CA, actor (Stretch-All in the Family, Babe), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Jimi (James Marshall) Hendrix musician, singer: Foxy Lady, Purple Haze, All Along the Watch Tower, The Wind Cries Mary, Manic Depression, Spanish Castle Magic; is born.Ref: 4
1942*Petr Kotik composer, is born.Ref: 5
1943 A H Harper CEO (Baltic Exchange), is born.Ref: 5
1943 Cumberlege Baroness, is born.Ref: 5
1944*Eddie Rabbitt songwriter: Kentucky Rain [Elvis Presley]; singer: I Love A Rainy Night, Travelin’ My Life Away, Suspicions, Every Which Way But Loose; his 17 albums garnered 26 #1 country hits and 8 pop hits; died May 7, 1998Ref: 4
1944*Dozy (Trevor Davies) musician: bass: group: Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Eddie Rabbitt Brooklyn, country singer (I Love a Rainy Night), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Kevin Coyne rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1945*Barbara Anderson, Brooklyn, actress (Eve-Ironside, Mission Impossible), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Mairead Corrigan-Maguire North Irish peace activist (Nobel 1976), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Nicholas Berkeley Mason drummer (Pink Floyd-The Wall, Money), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Kim Gardner England, rock bassist (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Don Adams basketball: Detroit Pistons, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Nedra Telley New York City NY, vocalist (Ronettes-Be My Little Baby), is born.Ref: 5
1948*-Actor James Avery is born.Ref: 64
1948*Jimmy Gunn football: USC all-American DE; USC Athletic Hall of Famer, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Chuck Larsen rocker (Snuff), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Jim Price basketball: University of Louisville all-American, Milwaukee Bucks all-star, Buffalo, Denver, LA Lakers, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Lifford Viscount, is born.Ref: 5
1950*Hans-Joachim Fassnacht swimmer: 1972 Olympics, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Jayne Kennedy Wash DC, Miss Ohio [1970]; sportscaster (CBS)/actress (Body & Soul), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Brian Downey rock drummer (Thin Lizzy-Boys are Back in Town), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Scott Lane New York City NY, actor (Gary-McKeever & the Colonel), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Seth Justman Washington DC, rock vocalist/keyboardist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), is born.Ref: 5
1952*James D Wetherbee Flushing NY, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS-32, sk:46), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Ike Harris football: New Orleans Saints, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Brian Gottfried Baltimore MD, tennis star (Wimbledon Doubles 1976), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Peter Garland composer, is born.Ref: 5
1953*Boris Grebenshikov Russian rock musician, is born.Ref: 4
1954*Curtis Armstrong actor (Moonlighting), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Patricia McPherson Oak Harbor Wash, actress (Bonnie-Knight Rider), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Curtis Armstrong actor (Moonlighting), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Mimi Rogers Coral Gables FL, actress (Paper Dolls, The Rousters), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Richard Young Glasgow KY, singer (Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Fred Quillan Portland Oregon, WLAF offensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Caroline (Bouvier) Kennedy former First Daughter: daughter of 35th President of U.S. John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline KennedyRef: 4
1957*Karen Kondazian Boston MA, actress (Irene-Shannon, Mortal Sins), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Frank Miller US, comicbook writer (Batman-The Dark Knight Returns), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Charles Waltz rocker (Shooting Star), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Alan Milburn British MP, is born.Ref: 5
1959*Charlie Burchill musician: guitar: group: Simple Minds: Changeling, Premonition, The American, Love Song, Don’t You [Forget About Me], is born.Ref: 4
1959*Patti Cohoon Whittier CA, actress (Molly-Here Come the Brides), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Cris Collinsworth NFL wide receiver/TV sportscaster, is born.Ref: 5
1959*Keith Olbermann TV sportscaster, is born.Ref: 5
1960*Ken O'Brien QB (NY Jets), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Sarah Kennedy Coquille OH, comedienne (Laugh in), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Princess rocker (Desirez Heslop, All For Love), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Charlotte Kemp Omaha NE, playmate (December 1982), is born.Ref: 5
1961*(Long Island) Karen Velez Rockville Center NY, playmate (December 1984), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Martin Degville rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Gillian Gilbert Manchester England, rocker (New Order-Round & Round), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Jean-Paul Banos Lavelanet France, Canada sabre (Olympics-9/10-88, 92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Margo Timmins singer (Cowboy Junkies), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Calvin Hayes rocker (Johnny Hates Jazz-Turn Back the Clock), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Charlie Benante Bronx NY, rock drummer (Anthrax-Protest & Survive), is born.Ref: 5
1962*James F Doehring Santa Barbara CA, shot putter (Olympics-silver-1992), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Michael Collins clarinettist, is born.Ref: 5
1963*Fisher Stevens Chicago, actor (My Science Project, Short Circuit), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Rebecca Michelle Ferratti, Helena Mt, playmate (Jun, 1986), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Robin Simone Givens [Mrs Mike Tyson] NYC, (Darlene-Head of the Class), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Migi [Miguel Drummond] rock (Curiosity Killed Cat-Keep Your Distance), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Bridget Fonda Los Angeles CA, actress (Scandal, Single White Female), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Cathy Podewell California, actress (Dallas), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Inga Thompson Reno NV, US cyclist (Olympics-8th-88, 84, 92), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Jack Haley NBA center (Chicago Bulls), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Woody Austin Tampa FL, PGA golfer (1995 Buick Open), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Jordan Lee (Gloria Lynn Grimes) actress: X-rated films, is born.Ref: 4
1965*Fiachna O'Broanain rocker (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Igor Matoushkin NHL defenseman (Belarus, Olympics-98), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Michael De Angelis hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Tamlyn Tomita Okinawa, actress (Karate Kid 2, Ming Li-Santa Barbara), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Carrington Garland Los Angeles CA, actress (Kelly Capwell-Santa Barbara), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Alfred Oglesby NFL defensive tackle (Cincinnati Bengals), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Dave Manson Prince Albert, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Laura Golarsa Italy, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1967*Sue Palmer Collingwood Ontario, cyclist (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Anthony Pleasant NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Eric Wedge US baseball catcher (Boston Red Sox), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Matt Stover NFL kicker (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Mike Patton Eureka CA, rocker (Faith No More-The Real Thing), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Reggie Johnson NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Rusty Meacham Stuart FL, pitcher (Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Tracy Lawrence Atlanta TX, country singer (Sticks & Stones), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Kristen Danihy Lawton OK, team handball circle/wing (Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Phil Plantier Manchester NH, outfielder (San Diego Padres, Red Sox, A's), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Carlos Javier Bernardo Dutch prince, is born.Ref: 5
1970*Dario Brose Queens NY, US soccer halfback (Olympics-92), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Mark Noordlander soccer player (Sparta), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Patrice Brisebois Montréal Québec Canada, NHL defenseman (Montréal Canadiens), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Bryant Young NFL defensive tackle (San Francisco 49ers), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Chad Askew NFL wide receiver (New York Jets), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Mark Lawrence Burlington, NHL right wing (Dallas Stars), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Eddie Davis CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Margot Bourgeois Miss Trinidad & Tobago-Universe (1997-3rd place), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Jaleel White Los Angeles CA, actor (Steve Urkel-Family Matters), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Tyrone SuttonRef: 5
1976*Haimish Karrasch Australian rower (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Mike Ferrier Suriname/Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam, Salernitana), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Rhett Warrener Shaunavon, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Jessica Lynn Ferdinand Miss New York Teen-USA (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1981*Jonny Lang blues musicianRef: 5
-8*-BC- Horace Latin poet & satirist, dies.Ref: 5
511*Clovis, king of the Franks, dies and his kingdom is divided between his four sons.Ref: 2
1540*Angela Merici Italian monk/monastery, dies.Ref: 5
1565*Robrecht de Berghes prince-bishop of Liege (1557-64), dies.Ref: 5
1612*Maarten van Valckenborch Flemish painter, buried at about 77.Ref: 5
1625 Adriaen Valerius notary/Netherlands Gedenck-clanck, dies at about 49.Ref: 5
1629*Hieronymus Praetorius composer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1669*Gaspar de Crayer Flemish painter, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1699*William Temple statesman, dies.Ref: 5
1731*Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori Italian piano builder, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1763*John Theodor of Bavaria prince-bishop of Liege/cardinal, dies.Ref: 5
1802*Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg composer, dies at 42.Ref: 5
1814*Johann Gottlieb Fichte philosopher, dies.Ref: 5
1814*Philip Astley theatre manager, dies.Ref: 5
1816*Samuel Hood first Viscount Hood/admiral, dies.Ref: 5
1850*J Gottfried Schadow German sculptor/cartoonist/writer, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1850*Philipp Roth composer, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1851*John James Audubon conservationist (Audubon Society), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1851*Karl Moser composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1852*Ada Byron, Lady Lovelace, inventor of the programming loop, first suggested a binary storage system, dies.Ref: 62
1857*Dorothea von Benckendorff Baltic monarch of Lieven, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1858*Gerrit van der Linde Jz Dutch "Principal", poet, dies at 49.Ref: 5
1859*Carl A Agardh Swedish botanist/bishop of Karlstad, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1860*Janó Bolyai Hungarian mathematician (parallel), dies at 57.Ref: 5
1864*Franz von Klenze German architect (palace Leuchtenberg), dies at 59.Ref: 5
1866*John Gibson sculptor, dies.Ref: 5
1868*Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer's 7th Cavalry kills Chief Blackkettle and about 100 Cheyenne (mostly women and children) on the Washita River. Lakota Noon at the Greasy Grass.Ref: 2
1887*U.S. Deputy Marshall Frank Dalton, brother of the three famous outlaws, is killed in the line of duty near Fort Smith, Ark.Ref: 2
1889*Ivan S Aksakov Russian journalist, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1891*Mine explosion kills 109 at Mount Pleasant PA.Ref: 5
1893*James G Blaine US minister of foreign affairs, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1895*Alexandre Dumas fils France, playwright/novelist (Camille), dies.Ref: 5
1898*Side-wheeler "Portland" sinks off Cape Cod, 190 die.Ref: 5
1901*Clement Studebaker, American manufacturer; leader in the auto industry, dies at age 70.Ref: 70
1901*Giuseppe Verdi Italian composer (Rigoletto/Traviata/Aïda), dies in Milano at 87.Ref: 5
1902*5 workers killed on explosion during IRT subway construction (New York City NY).Ref: 5
1904*Adam Minchejmer composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1919*Endre Ady Hungarian poet (Margita élni akar), dies at 41.Ref: 5
1922*Giovanni Verga Italian writer (I Mala Voglia), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1924*Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square.Ref: 5
1925*Roger de La Fresnaye, French painter, dies at age 40.Ref: 5
1928*Marie Verstraete actress (Frou-Frou/Nora), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1930*Jean Hure composer, dies at 52.Ref: 5
1934*Baby Face Nelson is shot and killed by federal agents in Barrington, Illinois. Also killed were Inspector Sam Cowley and Agent Herman Hollis. Buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery, River Grove, Illinois.Ref: 42
1936*Ivan Pavlov (physiologist: 1904 Nobel Laureate in Medicine; developer of Pavlov’s Theory; dies.Ref: 4
1941*Iver Paul Fredrik Holter composer, dies at 90.Ref: 5
1949*Boris Asafiev composer, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1953*Eugene (Gladstone) O’Neill Nobel Prize [1936] and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright: The Ice Man Cometh [1946]; Long Day’s Journey into Night; dies.Ref: 4
1953*Martinus Nijhoff Dutch poet/interpreter/linguist, dies at 58.Ref: 5
1954*Paul-Marie Masson composer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1955*Arthur Honegger composer: film scores: Crime and Punishment; dies.Ref: 4
1955*Ernst Penzoldt writer, dies.Ref: 5
1956*Erich Kleiber Austrian conductor, dies.Ref: 5
1963*John Farrow actor/director (Botany Bay), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1964*Lieb Glantz composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1965*Harry Harvey Sr actor (It's a Man's World), dies at 64.Ref: 5
1965*Theo Uden Marsman Dutch orchestra leader, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1967*Roger B Chaffee astronaut, dies at 31 in Apollo I fire.Ref: 5
1967*Virgil I (Gus) Grissom astronaut, dies at 41 in Apollo I fire.Ref: 5
1967*Alphonse Juin French marshal, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1967*Edward Higgins White II Lieutenant-Colonel USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4), dies in Apollo I fire at 36.Ref: 5
1969*Charles Winninger actor (Charlie Farrell Show), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1969*Hanns Jelinek composer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1969*14 spies hung in Baghdad.Ref: 5
1969*9 Jews publicly executed in Damascus Syria.Ref: 5
1970*Ed Ford comedian (Can You Top This?), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1972*Mahalia Jackson gospel singer (He Got the Whole World), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1972*Richard Courant German/US mathematician, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1974*Georgios Grivas Greek General/opposition leader on Cyprus (EOKA), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1974*Paula Ludwig writer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1975*Ross McWhirter Guinness Book of Records keeper, is murdered.Ref: 5
1977*Walter Baldwin actor (Gay Amigo), dies at 88.Ref: 5
1978*San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death inside City Hall by former supervisor Dan White.Ref: 70
1978*Marguerite Canal composer, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1978*Oscar Homolka actor (7 Year Itch, Ball of Fire), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1981*Lotte Lenya (Karoline Blamauer) Tony Award-winning singer, actress, dies at age 81.Ref: 4
1981*Leo Collard Belgian minister of Education (1946/54-58), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1982*Iris Korn actress (Widder-Palmerstown USA), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1983*183 people were killed when a Colombian Avianca Airlines Boeing 747 crashed near Madrid's Barajas airport. (XDG, p 4A, 11/27/2002)Ref: 83
1983*Louis De Funes actor/writer (Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacobs), dies from a heart attack at 68.Ref: 5
1983*Paul "Bear" Bryant US football coach (Alabama), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1983*Robert Christian actor (Bustin' Loose), dies of cancer at 42.Ref: 5
1984*Percy Norris deputy high commissioner of India, shot dead.Ref: 5
1984*Lou Crosby TV announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1986*Steve Tracy actor (Percival-Little House on the Praire), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1986*L Ron Hubbard novelist/founder (Church of Scientology), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1986*Lilli Palmer [Lillie Marie Peiser] German actress (Boys from Brazil, Kinder), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1988*John Carradine actor, dies at 82 of kidney failureRef: 5
1989*107 people were killed when a bomb blamed by police on drug traffickers destroyed a Colombian jetliner.Ref: 5
1990*Helen Jerome Eddy actress (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 92.Ref: 5
1992*Francesca Primus columnist (Back Stage), dies at 45.Ref: 5
1992*Gene Harris entertainer, dies after long illness.Ref: 5
1992*Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies British actress (The Master Blackmailer, Eliza Dolittle), dies at 101.Ref: 5
1993*Andre "the Giant" Roussimoff WWF wrestler, dies of heart attack at 49.Ref: 5
1993*Erik Mörk Danish actor (Europe), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1993*DC-3 crashes in Kinshasa, killing 12.Ref: 5
1994*Claude Akins actor (Rio Bravo, Lobo), dies of cancer at 75.Ref: 5
1994*Eddie Calhoun jazz Bassist, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1994*Joe Mays actor (Mr Saturday Night), dies of AIDS at 44.Ref: 5
1994*Stanley Adams songwriter, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1995*Halsey S Colchester British SAS/MI6-spy/priest, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1995*Jean Tardieu author, dies at 91.Ref: 5
1995*Willem R "Wim" van der Zee General-Secretary Council of Churches, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1996*Barbara Skelton writer, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1996*John Patrick Sutton Ludlow actor (Agatha), dies at 93.Ref: 5
1996*Julian Hill research chemist, dies at 91.Ref: 5
1996*Olga Havlova political activist, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1996*Ralph Webster Yarborough politician, dies at 92.Ref: 5
1997*Buck Leonard, American baseball player, dies at age 90.Ref: 70
1997*Cecil Lewis airman/writer, dies at 98.Ref: 5
1997*Matthew Coady journalist, dies at 73Ref: 5
1998*John (Richmond Reed) Carradine ‘The Bard of the Boulevard’ actor: appeared in over 200 films including: The Bride of Frankenstein, Captains Courageous, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Stagecoach, The Grapes of Wrath, House of Dracula; dies at age 82.Ref: 4

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