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History, Births, and Deaths for August 17


682 - St Leo II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1180 - Yoritomo Minamoto leads uprising against emperor Kiyomori Taira
1498 - Cardinal Borgia renounced his vows & office to marry a French princess
1544 - Imperial/English armies occupy Saint-Dizier France
1563 - King Charles IX of France (13) declared an adult
1577 - Peace of Bergerac: Political rights for Huguenots
1579 - Francois van Anjou visits English queen Elizabeth I
1585 - Antwerp surrenders after 8 months siege by duke of Parma
1590 - John White returns to Roanoke, Virginia to find no trace of colonist's he had left there 3 yrs earlier [or Aug 18, 1591]
1648 - -20] Battle at Preston, Lancashire: Henry Ireton beats Scottish
1717 - France, Russia & Prussia sign agreement
1743 - Sweden & Russia sign peace treaty
1787 - Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups
1788 - Losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded
1795 - Slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao
1796 - English beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay
1807 - Robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River
1808 - Napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain
1827 - Dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord
1834 - Charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile
1835 - Solymon Merrick patents wrench
1836 - British parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death
1836 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leave South-America for last time
1846 - US fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California
1858 - 1st bank in Hawaii opens
1859 - 1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind
1862 - Confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky
1863 - Federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC
1863 - Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Sparta), Tennessee
1866 - Bathe & Prussia signs peace treaty
1869 - 1st international boat race (Thames River, Oxford beats Harvard)
1870 - 1st ascent of Mt Rainier, Washington
1870 - Mrs Esther Morris becomes 1st woman magistrate (South Pass, Wyoming)
1876 - Opera "Götterdämmerung" premieres in Bayreuth
1877 - Asaph Hall discovers Mars' moon Phobos
1877 - Phobos (Martian satellite) discovered (A Hall)
1879 - Ferdinand de Lesseps forms French Panama Canal Company
1883 - The first public performance of the Dominican Republic's national anthem, Himno Nacional.
1891 - 1st public bathhouse with showers opens in NYC (People's Bath)
1891 - Electric self-starter for automobile patented
1892 - Russian/French generals Obruchev/Boisdeffre signs Duple Alliance
1894 - Phils get 36 hits, Sam Thompson hits for cycle beating Louisville 29-4
1896 - George Washington Carmack discoveres gold in Klondike region of Yukon
1897 - W B Purvis patents electric railway switch
1903 - Joe Pulitzer donated $1 million to Columbia U & begins Pulitzer Prizes
1904 - Boston's Jesse Tannehell no-hits Chic White Sox, 6-0
1905 - Dutch govt of De Master begins
1907 - Bishop forbids Christian membership in Dutch Textile Union
1908 - B Tarkington & HL Wilson's "Man from Home," premieres in NYC
1908 - Bank of Italy opens new HQ at Clay & Montgomery
1908 - Projection in Paris of the very first cartoon, Fantasmagorie realized by Émile Cohl.
1914 - French troops under gen de Castelnau occupy Chateau Salins
1914 - Lithuiana surrenders to Germans
1915 - German troops over run Kovno Lithuiana
1915 - Hurricane strikes Galveston, TX (275 killed)
1915 - Mob lynches Jewish businessman Leo Frank in Cobb County, Ga after death sentence for murder of 13-year-old girl commuted to life
1916 - Bulgarian offensive in Macedonia
1917 - Italy declares war on Germany & Turkey
1918 - British troops attack Baku Azerbaijan
1918 - Samuel Riddle buys Man o'War for $5,000
1918 - Turkish troops overthrow Caukasus
1918 - Bolshevik revolutionary leader Moisei Uritsky is assassinated.
1920 - In memory of Ray Chapman (died Aug 16), Yanks cancel game with Indians
1924 - French-German trade agreement signed
1926 - Greek-Serbian/Croatian/Slavs peace treaty signed
1933 - Lou Gehrig breaks record by playing in his 1,308th straight game
1933 - Lou Gehrig plays record 1,308th consecutive game
1933 - Soviet Union test GIRD-R1 rocket ("Object 09")
1938 - 1st aircraft owned by Forest Service in service (Oakland)
1938 - Henry Armstrong won his 3rd concurrent boxing championship
1939 - "Wizard of Oz" opens at Loew's Capitol Theater in NY
1940 - FDR & Canadian PM William M King agree to joint defense commission
1940 - Greece mobilizes
1940 - Hitler orders total blockade of Great-Britain
1941 - German raider attacks Dutch SS Kota Nopan
1942 - 1st European bombing run undertaken by US forces
1942 - 1st US/8th Air Force bombs Europe
1942 - Task Force 17 leaves Pearl Harbor under adm George Murray on Hornet
1942 - Transport nr 20 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1942 - US bombers staged 1st independent raid on Europe attack Rouen, France
1943 - 498 British bombers attack Peenemunde
1943 - Gen Patton enters Messina, completing conquest of Sicily by Allies
1943 - US 8th Air Force loses 60 B-17O at attack on Regensburg/Schweinfurt
1944 - 4th Canadian Armour division occupiers Trun Normandy
1944 - Canadian 2nd division conquerors Falaise Normandy
1944 - German fieldmarshal Model replaces von Kluge in Normandy
1944 - Russian troops arrive at Austria-Prussia border
1944 - US 12 Army corp occupies Orleans
1944 - US 320th regiment infantry occupies Châteaudun
1944 - Yanks Johnny Lindell ties record with 4 consecutive doubles in a game
1945 - Indonesia (Dutch E Indies) declares independence from Netherlands
1945 - Koreas divided on 38th parallel with US occupying the southern area
1945 - Indonesian Declaration of Independence.
1946 - Arthur Honegger's 3rd Symphony "Liturgique," premieres
1947 - The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed.
1948 - Alger Hiss denies ever being a Communist agent
1948 - Phillies commit 8 errors in a game
1948 - Tom Henrich hits his then record tying 4th grand slam of season
1950 - Indonesia gains independence from Netherlands
1950 - Pee Wee Reese (Dodgers) & Sam Calderone (Giants) hit inside park HRs
1951 - 18th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 33, All-Stars 0 (92,180)
1951 - Hurricane winds drive 6 ships ashore, Kingston, Jamaica
1952 - "Fallout" 1st used (NY Times)
1952 - Betty Jameson wins LPGA World Golf Championship
1953 - Addiction: First meeting of Narcotics Anonymous in Southern California.
1955 - Hurricane Diane, following hurricane Connie floods Connecticut River killing 190 & doing $1.8 billion damage
1956 - Bundesverfassungsgericht bans KPD in West Germany
1957 - Richie Ashburn, fouls hit fan Alice Roth twice in same at bat 1st one breaks her nose, 2nd one hits her while she is on the stretcher
1958 - Bonnie Hoffman wins LPGA Kansas City Golf Open
1958 - World's 1st Moon probe, US's Thor-Able, explodes at T +77 sec
1959 - 7.1 quake strikes Yellowstone National Park
1959 - USSR & Iraq signs contract for building Iraqi nuclear reactor
1960 - Francis Gary Powers U-2 spy trial opens in Moscow
1960 - Gabon gains independence from France (National Day)
1960 - Indonesia drops diplomatic relations with Netherlands
1961 - Kennedy administration establishes Alliance for Progress
1962 - Beatles replaces Pete Best with Ringo Starr
1962 - E German border guards shot & kill Peter Fechter, 18, attempting to cross Berlin Wall into western sector
1963 - Jim Hickman becomes 1st NY Met to hit for cycle
1963 - Oriole's Dick Hall retires his 28th consecutive player in relief
1964 - Boycott scores his 1st Test Cricket century, 113 v Aust at the Oval
1966 - Pioneer 7 launched into solar orbit
1966 - Willie Mays takes 2nd place on all-time HR list
1968 - Dick Beyers (Dr X) beats Verne Gagne, to become NWA champ
1969 - -18] Hurricane Camille, kills 256 in Miss & Louisiana
1969 - 51st PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 276 at NCR GC Dayton Ohio
1969 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Southgate Ladies' Golf Open
1969 - NY Jets beat NY Giants 37-14 in their 1st meeting (pre season)
1970 - Venera 7 (US), 1st softlanding on Venus, launched
1972 - Phillies Steve Carlton wins his 15th straight game
1973 - Lee Trevino's 1st hole-in-one
1973 - Willie Mays hits 660th & last HR (off Don Gullett of Cincinnati)
1975 - Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1976 - An earthquake & tidal wave in the Philippines kills up to 8,000
1976 - Big win for WI at The Oval Michael Holding 14-149 for match
1977 - Russian nuclear sub "Artika" is 1st to North Pole
1977 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1977 - Thomas Wessinghage/Harald Hudak/Michael Lederer/Karl Fleschen walk world record 4x1500m (14:38.8)
1978 - 1st successful crossing of the Atlantic by balloon (3 Americans)
1979 - 2 Russian passenger planes collide above Ukraine, 173 killed
1979 - Monty Python's "Life of Brian" premieres
1980 - "Blackstone" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 104 performances
1980 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1980 - George Brett goes 4-for-4, raising his batting average to .401
1980 - Azaria Chamberlain disappears, likely taken by a dingo, leading to what was then the most publicised trial in Australian history.
1982 - LA Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game completed 8/18)
1982 - South Bend, Ind jury acquits self-avowed racist Joseph Paul Franklin
1982 - The first Compact Discs (CDs) were released to the public in Germany.
1983 - -19] Hurricane Alicia, kills 17 in Texas
1984 - Pete Rose returns to Cin Reds as player-manager (gets 2 hits)
1985 - 1,400 meatpackers walk off the job at a Geo A Hormel & Co plant
1985 - Rajiv Gandhi announces Punjab state elections in India
1985 - Sara Trollinger forms House of Hope in Orlando
1986 - Bronze pig statue unveiled at Seattle's Pike Place Market
1986 - Cindy Mackey wins LPGA MasterCard International Golf Pro-Am
1986 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
1986 - Rioting at DMC concert, 40 injured
1986 - Red Sox trade shortstop Rey Quinones & pitcher Mike Trujillo to Mariners for shortstop Spike Owen & outfielder Dave Henderson
1987 - Bunt single gives Paul Molitor longest hit streak of 1980s at 32 games
1987 - Dow Jones Industrial Avg closes above 2,700 for 1st time (2,700.57)
1987 - Mohammad Ali elected to "Ring" magazine's Boxing Hall of Fame
1988 - Butch Reynolds runs world record 400m (43.29)
1988 - LIRR says Penn station will get air conditioning in 1991
1988 - NYC 1st case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (9 year old Bronx boy)
1988 - Republicans nominate George Bush for president
1988 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1988 - Pakistani President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel are killed in a plane crash.
1989 - 32nd Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland, 12½-11½
1989 - Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken moves into 3rd place (1,208th cons game)
1990 - "Exorcist 3" premieres
1990 - Carlton Fisk hits White Sox record 187th HR
1990 - Phyllis Polander sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment
1991 - Royals Warren Cromartie's 1st major league HR since 1983
1992 - Kevin Gross of Dodgers tosses only 9-inning no-hitter of season, a 2-0
1994 - Lesotho king Letsie II fires premier Ntsu Mokhehle
1994 - NY Central park reservior officially named after Jackie Kennedy Onasis
1995 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1996 - Soyuz TM-24, launched into orbit
1997 - 79th PGA Championship: Davis Love III shoots a 269 at Winged Foot GC
1997 - First of America Senior Golf Classic
1997 - Macy's Tap-o-mania
1997 - Weetabix Women's British LPGA Open
1998 - Monica Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he "misled people" about his relationship.
1999 - A 7.4-magnitude earthquake strikes İzmit, Turkey, killing more than 17,000 and injuring 44,000.
2004 - MD5 collision found by Chinese researchers.
2004 - The National Assembly of Serbia unanimously adopts new state symbols for Serbia: Boze Pravde becomes the new anthem and the coat of arms is adopted for the whole country.
2005 - The first forced evacuation of settlers, as part of the Israel unilateral disengagement plan, starts.



Births on August 17

1473 - Richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?)
1578 - Francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660)
1586 - Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg)
1607 - Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins (Fermat's Last Theorem) [or 1608]
1629 - King John III of Poland (d. 1696)
1686 - Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer
1720 - Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)
1753 - Josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828)
1768 - Louis Charles Antoine Desaix, French general (d. 1800)
1775 - Philippe Libon, composer
1779 - Franz de Paula Roser, composer
1786 - Davy Crockett, US, frontiersman/adventurer/politician (Alamo)
1786 - Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, mother of Queen Victoria (d. 1861)
1794 - Prince Alexander of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst, German priest (d. 1849)
1811 - Johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will)
1817 - Joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71)
1819 - James Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1828 - George William Warren, composer
1828 - Jules Bernard Luys, French neurologist (d. 1897)
1834 - Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata)
1839 - Hubert Platt Main, composer
1839 - Thijs [Matthijs] Maris, Dutch painter/etcher
1840 - Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)
1841 - Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet
1844 - Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913)
1851 - Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist
1856 - Violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master)
1863 - Gene Stratton-Porter, American author and naturalist (d. 1924)
1866 - Mir Mahboob Ali Khan, 6th Nizam of Hyderabad (d. 1911)
1866 - Julia Marlowe, English actress (d. 1950)
1870 - Frederick Russell, developed 1st successful typhoid fever vaccine
1873 - John A. Sampson, American gynecologist (d. 1946)
1876 - Eric Drummond, 1st Secretary-General of League of Nations (1919-33)
1876 - Henri G Winkelman, Dutch general/supreme commander/navy 1940
1878 - Reg Duff, cricketer (Australian bat, century on debut 1902)
1880 - Leo Ascher, composer
1880 - Percy Sherwell, cricketer (great S African batsman-keeper-captain)
1882 - Samuel Goldwyn, [Goldfish], movie producer (MGM)
1885 - Clara [G Meijer-]Wichmann, German anarchists/feminist (Wife & society)
1885 - Kurt Hiller, writer
1887 - Charles I, last emperor of Austria-Hungary (1916-18)
1887 - Marcus Garvey, began back-to-Africa movement among US blacks
1888 - Monty Wooley, NYC, actor (Pied Piper, Man Who Came to Dinner)
1890 - Harry L Hopkins, US politician (Loan & Lease law)
1890 - Stefan Bastyr, Polish aviator (d. 1920)
1893 - Mae West, American actress (d. 1980)
1894 - Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author (Jorden)
1894 - Johan Polet, Dutch sculptor
1896 - Henry P de Vries, Dutch painter/poet (Laws of the Americas)
1896 - Leslie Groves, American military engineer (d. 1970)
1898 - Gerard Schmook, Flemish librarian/historian/custodian
1900 - Quincy Howe, Boston Mass, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)
1903 - Abram Chasins, composer
1904 - Leopold Nowak, Austrian musicologist (d. 1991)
1904 - Mary Cain, American newspaper editor and politician (d. 1984)
1905 - John Hay Whitney, publisher (NY Herald Trib 1961-67)
1906 - Hazel Bishop, chemist/cosmetics manufacturer
1906 - Marcello J das Neves Alves Caetano, premier of Portugal (1968-74)
1907 - Marian Viktorovich Koval, composer
1908 - Kurt Hessenberg, composer
1909 - Larry Clinton, American trumpeter and bandleader (d. 1985)
1910 - Eric Aaltonen, composer
1910 - J A Manusama, Moluccan politician
1910 - R Peyrefitte, writer
1911 - Frederik de Merode, Belgian prince
1911 - Jan Lode Cantens, Flemish dramatist (God's Murderer)
1912 - Edgar Fernhout, Dutch painter/son of Charley Toorop
1913 - W. Mark Felt, American Watergate informant
1913 - Rudy York, American baseball player (d. 1970)
1913 - Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Argentine racing driver (d. 1989)
1914 - Franklin D Roosevelt Jr, son of FDR/(Rep-D-NY, 1949-55)
1916 - Eleanor Steber, opera singer
1916 - John de Young, resistance fighter
1917 - P Roger Peyrefitte, French writer (Singular Love)
1917 - Safa Khulusi, writer
1918 - Mort Marshall, NYC, actor (Cully-Dumplings)
1920 - Georgia Gibbs, Worcester Mass, singer (Ballin the Jack, Kiss of Fire)
1921 - Geoffery Rudolph Elton, historiographer
1921 - Maureen O'Hara, [Fitzsimmons], Dublin, actress (Miracle on 34th St)
1922 - Paul Wiens, writer
1922 - Ralph Roberts, Salisbury NC, actor (Tradition, Gone are the Days)
1922 - Roy Tattersall, cricketer (brilliant England off-spinner early 50's)
1923 - Anton Kersjes, violinist/conductor (Amsterdam Philharmonic Orch)
1923 - Larry Rivers, [Grossberg], NYC, painter (Wash crossing Delaware-1953)
1924 - Evan S Connell, US writer
1924 - Helen Wallis, cartographer/librarian
1924 - John A Emmens, art historian/poet (Kunst & Vliegwerk)
1924 - Laurence Richard Deniz, jazz guitarist
1925 - John Hawkes, US writer (2nd Skin)
1925 - John Howard Purnell, scientist
1926 - Haakon Barfod, Norway, yachting (Olympic-gold-1948, 52)
1926 - Jean Poiret, French actor/writer (Le Dernier Metro)
1926 - Jiang Zemin, Chinese politician
1926 - George Melly, British singer (d. 2007)
1927 - Bernard "Bernie" Cornfeld, Romanian/US financier (Fund of Funds)
1927 - Robert Moore, Detroit Mich, actor (Marshall-Diana)
1928 - Jean R Adams, entomologist
1928 - Thomas Jefferson Anderson, composer
1928 - Willem Duys, Dutch radio/TV host
1929 - Francis Gary Powers, US spy (USSR captures him in 1959 U-2 incident)
1930 - James Gulliver, businessman
1930 - Ted Hughes, British poet laureate
1930 - Glenn Corbett, American actor (d. 1993)
1931 - Alain Mimoun O'Kacha, Fran, marathoner (Olympic-gold-1956) [or 1/1/21]
1932 - Chet Allen, Chickasha Okla, actor (Jerry-Bonino, Slats-Troubleshooter)
1932 - Vidiadhar S Naipaul, Trinidad, novelist (Middle Passage)
1933 - Eugene F. Kranz, American NASA executive
1933 - Mark Dinning, American singer (d. 1986)
1934 - Maureen Connally, champion tennis player (Wimbledon)
1935 - Oleg Tabakov, Russian actor
1936 - Ivan Parik, composer
1936 - Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Native American musician-actor (d. 2007)
1937 - Yevgeni Aleksandrovich Illyin, Russia, cosmonaut
1938 - Abu Bakar Bashir, Indonesian Muslim cleric
1938 - Theodoros Pangalos, Greek politician
1939 - Luther Allison, Mayflower Ark, rock guitarist (Bad News is Coming)
1939 - Anthony Valentine, British actor
1940 - David E Price, (Rep-D-North Carolina)
1940 - Thomas Williams, US, ice hockey play (Olympic-gold-1960)
1941 - Boog Powell, baseball player (AL MVP 1970)
1941 - Ibrahim Babangida, president of Nigeria (1985- )
1943 - Edward Cowie, composer
1943 - Koos Postema, editor-in-chief (Vrije Volk)/Dutch TV host
1943 - Robert De Niro, NYC, actor (Bang the Drum Slowly, Taxi Driver)
1943 - Yukio Kasaya, Japan, 70m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1972)
1943 - Dave "Snaker" Ray, American musician (d. 2002)
1944 - Lawrence Joseph Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation, Billionaire
1946 - Hans Vandenburg, Dutch singer/guitarist (Gruppo Sportivo)
1947 - Gary Talley, Memphis Tn, rock guitarist (Box Tops)
1948 - Bo Rucker, Tampa FL, actor (Superman, Soup for One, Lock Up)
1948 - Rod MacDonald, American musician
1949 - Sib Hashian, Boston Mass, rock drummer (Boston)
1949 - Norm Coleman, American politician
1951 - Alan Minter, England, light-middleweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1972)
1951 - Robert Joy, Montreal Quebec, actor (Big Shots, Suicide Club)
1952 - Guillermo Vilas, Argentina, tennis champ (US Open-1977)
1952 - Kathryn C Thornton, Montgomery Ala, PhD/astronaut (STS 33, 49, 61, 73)
1952 - Nelson Piquet, auto racer, 3-time Formula One champ (1981, '83, '87)
1952 - Thomas J Hennen, Albany GA, astronaut (STS 44)
1952 - Dr. Mario Theissen, German F1 team principal (BMW Sauber)
1953 - Kevin Rowlands, rock vocalist (Dexy's Midnight Runners-Come on Eileen)
1953 - Robert Brent Thirsk, BC Canada, astronaut (STS 78)
1953 - Judith Regan, American book publisher
1954 - Eric Johnson, American guitarist
1955 - Colin Moulding, English pop guitarist (XTC)
1955 - Janet Quist Austin TX, playmate (Dec, 1978)
1955 - Kevin Welch, Calif, country songwriter/actor (Thing Called Love)
1955 - Richard Hilton, American heir
1956 - Gail Berman, American film executive
1956 - Álvaro Pino, Spanish cyclist
1958 - Belinda Carlisle, Hollywood Ca, (GoGos lead singer, Heaven on Earth)
1959 - David Koresh, American cult leader (d. 1993)
1959 - Jonathan Franzen, American author
1960 - Bruce Penhall, Balboa CA, actor (Savage Beach)
1960 - Sean Penn, Santa Monica Calif, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
1960 - Stephan Eicher, Swiss singer
1961 - Jamie Macoun, Newmarket, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
1962 - Gilby Clarke, US pop guitarist (Guns n' Roses-Civil War)
1962 - Buddy Landel, American professional wrestler
1963 - Carmen Berg, Bismark ND, playmate (July, 1987)
1963 - S. Shankar, Indian film director.
1964 - Pete McCutcheon, Boston Mass, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Quebec Open)
1964 - Colin James, Canadian musician
1965 - Dottie Mochrie Pepper, Saratoga Springs NY, golfer (1992 Dinah Shore)
1965 - Fred Grim, soccer player (Cambuur L, Ajax)
1965 - Glen Goldsmith, rocker (What You See is What You Get)
1965 - Robert Manry, Cleve newspaper editor/sailed the Atlantic (in craft)
1965 - Steve Gorman, Hopkinsville Ky, rock drummer (Black Crowes)
1966 - Cedric Figaro, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
1966 - Zefross Moss, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions, NE Patriots)
1966 - Maysa Leak, American Jazz Singer
1966 - Rodney Mullen, American skateboarder
1966 - Don Sweeney, Canadian ice hockey player
1967 - James Jenkins, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins)
1967 - Kenny Davidson, NFL defensive end (Houston Oilers)
1967 - Nelson Emerson, Hamilton, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)
1967 - Kevin Max, American singer (dc talk)
1968 - Ed McCaffrey, NFL wide reciever (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1968 - Vince Marrow, WLAF TE (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1968 - Helen McCrory, English actress
1969 - Christian Laettner, NBA forward/center (Atlanta Hawks, Oly-gold-92)
1969 - Donald E Wahlberg Jr, Boston, rocker (New Kids-Hangin' Tough)
1969 - Ed Cunningham, NFL center (Arizona Cardinals)
1969 - Maria Strandlund, Akersberga Sweden, tennis star (1987 Futures NOR)
1970 - Bernard Wilson, NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
1970 - Brad Bretz, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1970 - Jim Courier, Sanford Florida, tennis champ (1990, 91 French)
1970 - Oyvind Leonhardsen, Norwegian footballer
1970 - Rupert Degas, English actor and voice artist
1971 - Uhm Jung-hwa, South Korean singer and actress
1971 - Jorge Posada, Puerto Rican baseball player
1971 - Shaun Rehn, Australian Rules footballer
1972 - Ernie Conwell, tight end (St Louis Rams)
1972 - Habibul Bashar, Bangladeshi cricketer
1972 - Ken Ryker, American pornographic actor
1973 - A J Wood, Pittsburgh, soccer forward (Olympics-gold-96)
1973 - Kerry Mock, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1973 - Paul Wiggins, offensive linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1973 - Tim Forsyth, Australian high jumper (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)
1974 - Tony Hajjar, Lebanese musician (At the Drive-In, Sparta)
1974 - Nicola Kraus, American novelist
1975 - İlhan Mansız, Turkish footballer
1975 - Giuliana DePandi, Italian-born American television personality
1976 - Scott Halberstadt, American actor
1977 - Jake Patellis, actor (Paul Bowman-Good Life)
1977 - William Gallas, French footballer
1977 - Nathan Deakes, Australian race walker
1977 - Thierry Henry, French footballer
1977 - Tarja Turunen, Finnish singer
1978 - Vibeke Stene, Norwegian singer (Tristania)
1979 - Antwaan Randle El, American football player
1979 - Marcus Patric, British actor
1980 - Jan Kromkamp, Dutch footballer
1980 - Keith Dabengwa, Zimbabwean cricketer
1980 - Shannon Lucio, American actress
1980 - Lene Marlin, Norwegian singer
1981 - Kristin Holt, American television personality
1982 - Phil Jagielka, English footballer
1982 - Melissa Anderson, American professional wrestler
1983 - Dustin Pedroia, American baseball player
1984 - Garrett Wolfe, American professional footbal player
1984 - Dee Brown, American basketball player
1985 - Yū Aoi, Japanese actress
1986 - Bryton McClure, Lakewood Calif, actor (Richie-Family Matters)
1986 - Rudy Gay, American basketball player
1986 - Tyrus Thomas, American basketball player
1988 - Brady Corbet, American actor
1988 - Erika Toda, Japanese actress
1990 - Colin Bates, American actor
1990 - Rachel Hurd-Wood, British actress
1996 - Ella Cruz, Filipina actress



Deaths on August 17

754 - Karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39
1153 - Eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130)
1304 - Emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243)
1464 - Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies
1510 - Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded
1510 - Richard Empson, English treasurer, beheaded
1536 - Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight - on Index), dies
1553 - Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies
1635 - Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48
1673 - Regnier de Graaf, Dutch physician and anatomist (b. 1641)
1676 - Grimmelshausen, writer, dies
1681 - Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Rus-orthodox church, dies at 76
1720 - Anne Lefèvre, French scholar (b. 1654)
1723 - Joseph Bingham, English scholar (b. 1668)
1730 - Mauritius Vogt, composer, dies at 61
1731 - Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer, dies at 57
1768 - Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (b. 1703)
1777 - Giuseppe Scarlotti, composer, dies at 54
1785 - Jonathan Trumbull, US patriot, dies
1786 - Frederik II, king of Prussia (1740-86)/composer, dies at 74
1792 - Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38
1804 - Barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies
1834 - Husein Gradaščević, Bosnian rebel leader (b. 1802)
1850 - Jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies
1861 - Alcée Louis la Branche, American Politician (b. 1806)
1865 - Johann Nepomuk Poissl, composer, dies at 82
1865 - Mosby Munroe Parsons, US Confederate gen-maj, dies in battle
1875 - Wilhelm Bleek, German linguist (b. 1827)
1878 - Richard Upjohn, US architect, died
1880 - Ole Bull, composer, dies at 70
1880 - Ole Bull, Norwegian violinist (b. 1810)
1887 - Franz Commer, composer, dies at 74
1888 - James Jameson, British nature investigator (Congo), dies
1889 - Ernst Franck, German composer/conductor, dies at 42
1893 - Aleksei N Apuchtin, Russian poet (Stichotvorenia), dies at 52[NS=8/29]
1896 - Bridget Driscoll, 1st Brit to die in an auto-accident
1898 - Carl Johann Adam Zeller, composer, dies at 56
1901 - Edmond Audran, composer, dies at 61
1909 - Richard Hoffman, composer, dies at 78
1914 - James Grierson, British general
1915 - Leo Frank, lynched for raping 12 year old in Georgia
1920 - Ray Chapman, hit in the head by Yanks' Carl Mays pitch, dies
1920 - Ray Chapman, American baseball player (b. 1891)
1924 - Pavel S "Paul" Urysohn, Russian mathematician, drowns at 26
1924 - Tom Kendall, cricketer (14 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), dies
1925 - Ioan Slavici, Transylvanian writer of Romanian origin (b. 1848)
1927 - Horace Alderman, US, murderer, hanged
1936 - Pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Surgery & Foules), dies at 36
1944 - John Trumble, cricketer (brother of Hugh 7 Tests 1885-86), dies
1945 - Gino Marinuzzi, composer, dies at 61
1945 - Pater Bleijs, [Louis], resistance fighter, dies in car accident
1948 - Nico J Polak, Dutch economist, dies at 60
1949 - Gregorio Perfecto, Filipino jurist & politician (b. 1891)
1953 - Johannes B Tielrooy, literature (French Living Lesson), dies at 66
1954 - Billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale), dies at 77
1958 - Florent Schmitt, French composer/critic (Jardin Secret), dies at 87
1961 - Carlos Leon Salzedo, composer, dies at 76
1962 - Peter Fechter trying to cross the Berlin Wall (b. 1944)
1963 - Richard Barthelmess, actor (Heroes for Sales), dies of cancer at 68
1966 - Archibald Palm, cricketer (Test S Africa v England 1927-28), dies
1966 - Michael Garrison, producer (Crowded Sky), dies after a fall at 43
1969 - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, architect (November Group), dies at 83
1969 - Philip Blaiberg, after 19 days with artificial heart, dies
1970 - Rattana Pestonji, Thai filmmaker (b. 1908)
1971 - Horace McMahon, actor (Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 64
1971 - Wilhelm List, German field marshal (b. 1880)
1972 - Raymond Brulez, Flemish author (Schoone slaapster), dies at 76
1972 - Wampilow, writer, dies
1973 - Conrad Aiken, US poet (Pulitzer), dies at 74
1973 - Paul Williams, rocker (Temptations), commits suicide at 32
1973 - Jean Barraqué, French composer (b. 1928)
1974 - Aldo Palazzeschi, [Giurlani], Italian writer, dies at 89
1974 - Edgar Dearing, actor (Free & Easy, Abraham Lincoln), dies at 81
1975 - Sig Arno, Hamburg Germany, actor (My Friend Irma), dies at 80
1975 - Vladimir Kutz, Russian distance runner (Olympic-gold-56) dies at 48
1976 - Murvyn Vye, actor (Road to Bali, Escape to Burma), dies at 63
1976 - William Redfield, actor (Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop), dies at 48
1979 - Vivian Vance, actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies of cancer at 67
1981 - Robert Russell Bennett, US composer/arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 87
1982 - Barney Phillips, actor (Dragnet, Felony Squad), dies at 68
1982 - Ruth Voorst, South African (A World Apart), killed by letter bomb
1983 - Ira Gershwin, lyricist, dies in Beverly Hills at 86
1984 - Holly Roffey, youngest heart transplant, dies at 4 weeks
1987 - Charles Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet, dies at 84
1987 - Rudolph Hess, Nazi (46 years in Spandau Prison), commits suicide at 93
1987 - Shaike Ophir, Israeli actor (b. 1929)
1988 - Franklin D Roosevelt Jr, (Rep-D-NY, 1949-55), dies on 74th birthday
1988 - Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, pres of Pakistan (1978-88), dies in plane crash at 64
1988 - Victoria Shaw, actress (Alvarez Kelly, Westworld), dies
1990 - Pearl Bailey, actress (Landlord)/singer, dies of heart attack at 72
1990 - Roderick Cook, actor (Rockabye), dies of apparent heart attack at 58
1991 - Don Dubbins, actor (Enchanted Island, DI), dies at 63
1991 - Leo Geerts, [Marcel van der Linden], Belgian writer/critic, dies
1991 - Mervyn Nelson, director (Some of My Best Friends Are...), dies at 76
1992 - Andre de Villiers, South African, murdered
1992 - Barbara Morgan, photographer (Martha Graham), dies at 92
1992 - Tommy Nutter, fashion designer (bell bottom pants), dies of AIDs at 49
1993 - Max de Metz, Dutch publisher/translator/interpreter, dies at 72
1993 - Max de Metz, Dutch publisher/translator, dies at 72
1993 - Robert C Maynard, CEO (Oakland Tribune), dies at 56
1993 - Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician (b. 1920)
1994 - Elias Canetti, buried next to James Joyce
1994 - Joseph Paul Jack Sharkey Zukauskas, boxer, dies at 91
1995 - David Warrilow, actor (Simon, Radio Days, Barton Fink), dies at 60
1995 - Howard Koch, screenwriter, dies at 92
1995 - Marjorie Sykes, peace campaigner, dies at 90
1995 - William Strethan "Wild Bill" Davis, musician, dies at 76
1995 - Ted Whitten, Australian rules footballer (b. 1933)
1996 - Edward Digby Baltzell, Ivy League sociologist, dies at 80
1998 - Wladyslaw Komar, Polish track and field athlete (b. 1940)
1998 - Tadeusz Slusarski, Polish track and field athlete (b. 1950)
2004 - Thea Astley, Australian writer (b. 1925)
2004 - Gérard Souzay, French baritone (b. 1918)
2005 - John Bahcall, American astrophysicist (b. 1934)
2007 - Bill Deedes, British journalist and politician (b. 1913)
2007 - Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (b. 1982)
2008 - Franco Sensi, Italian oil tycoon and president of A.S. Roma
2010 - Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and eighth President of the Italian Republic (b. 1928)



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History, Births, and Deaths for August 18


390 BC - Roman-Gaulish Wars: Battle of the Allia - a Roman army is defeated by raiding Gauls, leading to the subsequent sacking of Rome.
64 - Great Fire of Rome begins (Nero didn't fiddle)
1290 - King Edward I of England orders expulsion of Jews
1330 - Battle of Velbuzd
1334 - The bishop of Florence blesses the first foundation stone for the new campanile (bell tower) of the Florence Cathedral, designed by the artist Giotto di Bondone.
1536 - Pope's authority declared void in England
1572 - Willem van Orange recognized as viceroy of Holland/Friesland/Utrecht
1588 - Admiral Howard beats Spanish Armada
1630 - Spanish troops occupy Mantua
1656 - -20] Battle at Warsaw: Swedish king Karel X Gustaafbeats Johan II Kasimir & occupies Warsaw
1696 - Czar Peter I's fleet occupies Azov at mouth of Don River
1716 - Decree orders all Jews expelled from Brussels
1737 - Battle at Banja Luka: Turkish army beats Austrians
1743 - 1st half-page newspaper ad is published (NY Weekly Journal)
1753 - Lemuel Haynes, escapes from slave holder in Framingham Mass
1766 - Society of the Dutch Literary forms
1768 - Boston Gazette publishes "Liberty Song," America's 1st patriotic song
1814 - British capture Prairie du Chien (Wisc)
1853 - Completion of Grand Trunk Line, trains begin running over 1st North American railroad between Portland, Maine & Montreal
1857 - Louis Faidherbe, French governor of Senegal, arrives to relieve French forces at Kayes, effectively ending El Hajj Umar Tall's war against the French.
1861 - Battle of Blackburn's Ford, VA US57 CS68 - Manassas -
1862 - Battle of Newburgh, IN - captured by Union forces
1863 - Battle of Fort Wagner, SC - Second assault US1500 CS174
1864 - President Lincoln asks for 500,000 volunteers for milt service
1870 - Pontifical infalliability proclaimed
1872 - Britain introduces secret ballot voting
1882 - Louisville Tony Mullane is 1st to pitch righty then lefty
1893 - Harry Graham scores 107 on cricket debut Australia v England, Lord's
1896 - 2nd US Golf Open: James Foulis shoots a 152 at Shinnecock Hills NY
1896 - George Giffen is 1st to complete 1000/100 double, in 30th Test Cricket
1896 - Ranjitsinhji completes 154* on Test Cricket debut v Aust, Old Trafford
1897 - Cap Anson, is 1st to get 3,000 hits
1907 - Florenz Ziegfeld's "Follies of 1907," premieres in NYC
1907 - French troops occupy Casablanca
1912 - Chic Cubs get 21 hits but lose to Phila Phillies in 11 innings
1913 - After 68 straight innings Christy Mathewson gives up a walk
1914 - US army air service 1st comes into being, in Signal Corps
1915 - 2nd Battle of Isonzo begins & ends with loss of 280,000 men
1915 - Boston Braves start move from last place to become world series champs
1918 - US & French forces launch Aisne-Marne offensive in WW I
1921 - Black Sox trial begins in Chicago
1923 - England's House of Lords accepts new divorce law
1924 - KPD points out Rote Frontkampferbund against Nazi
1925 - Hitler publishes Mein Kampf
1927 - Ty Cobb's 4,000th career hit
1930 - SHO soccer team forms in Old Beijerland
1931 - 1st air-conditioned ship (Mariposa) launched
1932 - Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands sign Unity treaty
1932 - US & Canada sign a treaty to develop St Lawrence Seaway
1935 - Amsterdam city council accept city growth plan through the year 2000
1936 - Spanish Civil War begins, Gen Francisco Franco led uprising
1938 - Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan arrives in Ireland-left NY for Calif
1940 - 1st successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct
1940 - British govt signs Bruma law under Japanese pressure
1940 - Democratic Convention nominates FDR for a 3rd term
1941 - SS drowns 40 Jews in Dvina River, Belorussia
1942 - 1st legal NJ horse race in 50 years; Garden State Park track opens
1942 - Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe, 1st jet fighter, takes 1st flight
1942 - World War II: the Germans test fly the Messerschmitt Me-262 using only its jet engines for the first time.
1943 - British assault on Catania Sicily
1943 - Giants & Phillies strand record 30 baserunners, NY wins, 10-6
1944 - 7:45 Operation-Goodwood: British assault east of Caen
1944 - Allies air raid railways at Vaires Paris
1944 - Arne Andersson runs world record 1 mile (4:01.6)
1944 - British Mosquito's attack Cologne & Berlin
1944 - British air raid on German convoy SW of Helgoland
1944 - British troops occupy Bourquebus hill range Normandy
1944 - Polish troops under gen Anders occupy Ancona Italy
1944 - US troop march into St-Lo
1947 - British seize "Exodus 1947" ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine
1947 - King George VI signs Indian Independence Bill
1947 - President Truman signs Presidential Succession Act
1947 - Tigers shut out Yanks 2-0, end 19 game win streak
1947 - US begins administering Trust Territory of Pacific Islands
1948 - "Marinka" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 168 performances
1948 - Pat Seerey of Chicago White Sox hits 4 HRs in a game
1948 - White Sox Fat Pat Seerey, hits 4 HRs in 11 inning game
1951 - Uruguay accepts its constitution
1951 - Jersey Joe Walcott at 37 becomes oldest to win heavyweight champion
1951 - Jersey Joe Walcott KOs Ezzard Charles in 7 for hw boxing title
1952 - KWGN TV channel 2 in Denver, CO (IND) begins broadcasting
1954 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Inverness Four-Ball Golf Tournament
1954 - Cards losing 8-1 to Phillies begin stalling in 5th, they forfeit game
1955 - 1st electric power generated from atomic energy sold commercially
1955 - 280 mm rain in Martinstown, Dorset (UK-record)
1956 - Erno Gero succeeds Matyas Rákosi as party leader of Hungary
1959 - 1st black to win a major golf tournament (William Wright)
1960 - 1st UN troops reach Congo
1960 - Baseball's NL votes to add Houston & NY franchises
1960 - Premier Kishi of Japan, resigns
1961 - Commissioner Ford Frick rules Babe Ruth's record of 60 HR in 154-game sched in 1927, must be broken in 1st 154 of 162 games
1962 - Minn Twins Bob Allison & Harmon Killebrew hit grand slams in 1st inn & Harmon Killebrew connect in a club-record, 11-run 1st inning
1962 - Minn is 1st AL team to hit 2 grand slams in an inning as Bob Allison
1963 - Failed military coup in Syria
1964 - Race riot in Harlem (NYC); riots spread to Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bkln)
1965 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Yankee Golf Open
1965 - Zond 3 launched to fly by Moon, enters solar orbit
1966 - Carl Sagan turns 1 billion seconds old
1966 - Gemini 10 launched (John Young & Michael Collins)
1967 - Silver hits record $1.87 an ounce in NY
1968 - Intel incorporates
1968 - The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California
1969 - Joe Namath agrees to sell interest in Bachelors 3, to stay in NFL
1970 - "Boy Friend" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 119 performances
1970 - Arthur Brown arrested for stripping on stage in Palemo Sicily
1970 - Ron Hunt gets hit by a pitch for a record 119th time
1970 - WJCL TV channel 22 in Savannah, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1970 - Willie Mays becomes 10th baseball player to get 3,000 hits
1971 - Eddy Merckx wins his 3rd Tour de France
1972 - 200,000 attend Mt Pocono rock festival in Penns
1972 - Egypt president Sadat throws 20,000 Russian military aids out
1972 - Mike Procter 8-73 with hat-trick, plus 51 & 102, Gloucs v Essex
1974 - US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1974 - World's tallest structure, 646-m Polish radio mast, completed
1975 - Jury can't decide on trial of Dave Forbes of Boston Bruins (1st athlete indicted for excessive violence during play)
1976 - "Something's Afoot" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 61 performances
1976 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
1976 - Lucien van Impe wins Tour de France
1976 - Stockhausens "Sirius," premieres in NYC
1976 - Thiokol conducts 2-min firing of space shuttle's SRB at Brigham, Ut
1976 - Nadia Comăneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
1977 - Hugh Leonard's "Da," premieres in London
1977 - Vietnam becomes member of UN
1978 - Billy Martin suspends Reggie Jackson for not bunting
1978 - Egyptian & Israeli officials begin 2 days of talks
1979 - Gold hits record $303.85 an ounce in London
1979 - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 - Billy Joel's Glass Houses album tops charts
1980 - Failed attack on Iran ex-premier Bakhtiar in Neuilly France
1980 - Federal court voids Selective Service Act as it doesn't include women
1980 - Quett Masire installed as president of Botswana
1980 - Rohini 1, 1st Indian satellite, launches into orbit
1981 - Part of Hyatt Regency Hotel KC caves in (113 killed)
1981 - Poland communist party selects ex-party leader Edward Gierek
1982 - "Blues in the Night" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 53 perfs
1982 - 111th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 284 at Royal Troon
1982 - Sally Little wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
1983 - Despite being in 1st place in NL East, Phils fire manager Pat Corrales
1984 - James Huberty kills 21 McDonald's patrons in San Ysidro Calif
1984 - Walter F Mondale wins Democratic presidential nomination in SF
1985 - USSR performs underground nuclear Test
1986 - 115th British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 280 at Turnberry Scotld
1986 - Royals announce manager Dick Howser, 50, has a brain tumor
1986 - Videotapes released showing Titanic's sinksen remains
1987 - Molly Yard elected new pres of Natl Org for Women
1987 - NY Yanks Don Mattingly ties record of HRs in 8 cons games
1988 - Abu Nidal terrorists kill 9 on City of Poros cruise ship
1988 - Shooting begins on "License to Kill"
1989 - 48 cm rainfall at Rockport, West Virginia (state record)
1991 - Florida Marlins' logo unveiled
1991 - Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants
1992 - Film critic Roger Ebert marries Chaz Hammel-Smith
1992 - Helen Windsor (daughter of English prince Edward) weds Timothy Taylor
1992 - Sharon Belden, of Fla, 25, crowned Miss World USA
1992 - Singers Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown marry
1992 - The ten victims of the La Cantuta massacre disappear from their university in Lima.
1993 - 122nd British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 267 at Royal St George
1993 - Afghanistan president Ishaq Khan & premier Nawaz Sharif resign
1993 - Graeme Obree bicycles world record time (51,596 K)
1993 - Hiromi Kobayash wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
1993 - Liberal-Democratic Party loses Japan's parliamentary election
1994 - Bomb attack on Jewish center AMIA in Buenos Aires, 86 killed
1994 - Comet Shoemaker-Levy collides with Jupiter
1994 - Court upholds NBA salary cap and draft rights
1994 - Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan, 22, weds Don Burton, 32
1994 - Crayola announces introduction of scented crayons
1994 - Houston Astros tie NL comeback record, trailing 10-0, beat Cards 15-12
1994 - NY Jets sign USA soccer goalkeeper Tony Miola as a place kicker
1995 - DC3 crashes at Antananarivo Madagaskar, 34 die
1996 - Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River, beginning one of Québec's costliest natural disasters ever.
1999 - 128th British Golf Open: at Carnoustie Scot Paul Lawrie wins after play off
2009 - Five members of one family are found murdered at Epping, New South Wales.


Births on August 18

472 - Flavius Ricimer, general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker
1414 - Jami, Persian poet (d. 1492)
1450 - Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet
1579 - Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange
1587 - 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare)
1587 - Virginia Dare, 1st American born of English parents
1596 - Jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (d. 1665)
1605 - Henry Hammond, English churchman (d. 1660)
1606 - Maria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary (d. 1646)
1611 - Ludwika Maria Gonzaga, queen of Poland (d. 1650)
1657 - Ferdinando Galli Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (d. 1743)
1685 - Brook Taylor, England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem
1692 - Louis Henri, Duc de Bourbon, Prime Minister of France (d. 1740)
1720 - Laurence Shirley, 4th Earl Ferrers, English murderer (d. 1760)
1745 - Vaclav Josef Bartolomej Praupner, composer
1750 - Antonio Salieri, Italy, composer (Tatare)
1754 - François, marquis de Chasseloup-Laubat, French general (d. 1833)
1769 - Alexandre Stievenard, composer
1774 - Meriwether Lewis, Charlottsville VA, capt (Lewis & Clark Expedition)
1778 - Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen, 1st to circumnavigate Antarctica
1792 - John, 1st Earl Russell, British Whig PM (1846-52, 1865-66)
1803 - Nathan Clifford, American statesman, diplomat, and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1881)
1805 - Josef Danhauser, Austrian painter (Mutterliebe)
1807 - Charles Francis Adams, (Union), died in 1886
1813 - Benjamin Alvord, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1884
1818 - William Farquhar Barry, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1879
1819 - Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaievna, Duchess of Leuchtenberg (d. 1876)
1823 - Willem J F Nuyens, Dutch physician/RC historian
1830 - Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria (d. 1916)
1834 - Marshall Field, Conway Massachusetts, owner (Field Dept Store)
1849 - Benjamin Louis Paul Godard, composer
1855 - Alfred Wallis, English artist and mariner (d. 1942)
1856 - Charles Hutchison Gabriel, composer
1856 - Jan Karol Gali, composer
1857 - Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate (d. 1926)
1870 - Hugh Bromley-Davenport, England cricketer (d. 1954)
1871 - Johan J Arch, graphic artist (wood cutter)
1873 - Leo Slezak, Austria tenor/actor (Othello)
1873 - Otto Harbach, songwriter (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes)
1875 - Johan E Elias, historian (Amsterdam)
1878 - Fritz Brun, composer
1879 - Aleksandr Rodzyanko, Russian general (d. 1970)
1881 - Hermann Karl Josef Zilcher, composer
1882 - Eugeen Calleen, Flemish sculptor
1882 - Marcel Louis Auguste Samuel-Rousseau, composer
1883 - Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer (Chanel)
1885 - Nettie Palmer, Australian poet and essayist (d. 1964)
1887 - Nico J Polak, Dutch economist
1890 - Walther Funk, German Nazi politician (d. 1960)
1893 - Ernest MacMillan, composer
1893 - Burleigh Grimes, American baseball player (d. 1985)
1896 - Alan Mowbray, London England, actor (Dante, Colonel Flack)
1896 - Jack Pickford, Canadian-born actor (d. 1933)
1900 - Walter O'Keefe, Hartford Ct, songwriter/TV host (Mayor of Hollywood)
1900 - Glenn Albert Black, American archaeologist (d. 1964)
1902 - Julius Kalas, composer
1902 - Adamson-Eric, Estonian painter (d. 1968)
1903 - Ake Olof Sebastian Udden, composer
1903 - Lucienne Boyer, French singer (d. 1983)
1904 - Max Factor Jr, CEO (Max Factor Cosmetics)
1904 - Sterling W Cole, (Rep-R-NY)
1904 - [Francis] Max Factor, cosmetics manufacturer (Max Factor)
1905 - Greta Garbo, actress famed recluse
1905 - Peter Paul Kreuder, composer
1906 - Andre Van Gyseghem, England, actor (Search for the Nile)
1907 - Cecilia Grace Hunt Reeves Gillie, Executive (BBC)
1907 - Enoch Light, Canton Ohio, orch leader (Gulf Road Show with Bob Smith)
1907 - Howard Swanson, composer
1907 - Otto Mortensen, composer
1908 - Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Belenggu)
1908 - Bill Merritt, cricketer (early NZ Test leg-spinner, also Northants)
1908 - Edgar Faure, thriller writer/PM of France (1952, 52-56)
1908 - Milan Ristic, composer
1909 - Miliza Korjus, Warsaw Poland, actress (Great Waltz)
1910 - Charles Wegg-Prosser, solicitor
1910 - Herman Berlinski, composer
1915 - Max Lanier, baseball player
1916 - Elsa Morante, Italy, writer (L'isola di Arturo)
1916 - Moura Lympany, Saltash England, pianist (OBE-1979)
1917 - Casper Weinberger, US Secretary of Defense (1981-87)
1918 - Elsa Morante, writer
1919 - Walter J Hickel, (Gov-R-Alaska)/US Secretary of Interior (1969-71)
1920 - Bob Kennedy, baseball player
1920 - [Thomas] Godfrey Evans, English cricket keeper (1950's)
1920 - Shelly Winters, American actress (A Place in the Sun, A Patch of Blue & Poseidon Aventure)
1921 - Zdzisław Żygulski, Jr., Polish art historian
1922 - Alain Robbe-Grillet, France, novelist (Voyeur)
1922 - Eric William Hunter Christie, barrister
1923 - Jahangir Khan Irani, cricket wicketkeeper for India (1947-8 Aust tour)
1923 - Sadu Shinde, cricketer (Indian leg-spinner late 1940's/early 1950's)
1923 - Jenni Irani, Indian cricketer (d. 1982)
1924 - Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, pres of Pakistan (1977-88)[or Aug 12]
1925 - Brian W[ilson] Aldiss, UK, sci-fi author (Helliconia Trilogy)
1925 - Tonny Til, rocker
1925 - Pierre Grondin, French Canadian cardiac surgeon (d. 2006)
1927 - Rosalynn Smith Carter, Georgia, 1st lady (1977-1981), Jimmy's lust
1928 - Marge Schott, CEO (Cincinnati Reds)
1929 - Hugues Aufray, French singer
1930 - Carl Barger, Lewistown Pa, baseball pres (Pitts Pirates, Fla Marlins)
1930 - Grant Williams, NYC, actor (Hawaiian Eye, Incredible Shrinking Man)
1930 - Johnny Preston, Port Arthur, Tx, rocker (Feel So Fine)
1930 - Liviu Librescu, Israeli professor, killed in the Virginia Tech massacre
1931 - Henricus AFMO "Hans" van Mierlo, Dutch minister of Defense (D66)
1931 - Bramwell Tillsley, Canadian Salvation Army general
1931 - Dick White, English footballer
1932 - William R. Bennett, Premier of British Columbia
1933 - Roman Polanski, Poland, director (Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, Pirates)
1933 - Just Fontaine, French footballer
1934 - Rafer Lewis Johnson, Hillsboro Tx, decathlete (Olympic-gold-1960)
1934 - Roberto Clemente, US baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
1934 - Vincent Bugliosi, attorney/author (Helter-Skelter)
1934 - Ronnie Carroll, British singer
1935 - Gail Fisher, Orange NJ, actress (Peggy-Mannix)
1935 - Lajos Papp, composer
1935 - Rafer Johnson, Hillsboro Texas, decathlete (Olympics-gold-60)
1935 - Howard Morrison, New Zealand entertainer
1936 - Robert Redford, Santa Monica California, American actor (Sting, Candidate, Natural, Great Gatsby)
1937 - William George Rushton, London, actor/author/cartoonist (TW3)
1938 - Joe Frank, American radio personality
1939 - Joe Azcue, baseball player
1939 - Johnny Preston singer (Running Bear, Cradle of Love)
1939 - Molly Bee, Oklahoma City OK, actress (Pinky Lee Show)
1939 - Harald Heide-Steen Jr., Norwegian actor and comedian (d. 2008)
1939 - Robert Horton, British businessman
1940 - Frankie Avalon, rocker (Venus, Beach Blanket Bingo)
1940 - Joan Joyce, Waterbury CT, LPGA golfer (1984 S&H Golf Classic-6th)
1941 - Christopher Jones, Jackson TN, actor (Wild in the Streets)
1941 - Matt Snell, NFL running back (NY Jets, Super Bowl III)
1943 - Martin Mull, Chic Ill, actor/comedian (Bad Manners, Flick, Serial)
1943 - Sarah Dash, Trenton NJ, rock vocalist (Patti LaBelle & Bluebirds)
1943 - Gianni Rivera, Italian footballer and politician
1944 - Carl Wayne, rocker (Move)
1945 - Barbara Harris, US singer (Toys-A Lover's Concerto)
1945 - Nona Hendryx, Trenton NJ, rocker (LaBelle-Lady Marmalade)
1948 - Carol O'Neal, playmate (July, 1972)
1948 - Rudy Hartono Kurniawan, Indonesia, All-England tennis champ
1948 - Joseph Marcell, British actor
1949 - Nigel Griggs, rocker (Split Enz)
1950 - Candice Earley, Ft Hood TX, actress (Donna Tyler-All My Children)
1950 - Dennis Elliot, London, rock drummer (Foreigner)
1950 - Lynn Adams, Kingsville TX, LPGA golfer
1951 - Greg Pruitt, NFL running back (LA Raiders, Super Bowl XVIII)
1952 - Elayne Boosler, Brooklyn NY, comedienne (Broadway Baby, Party of One)
1952 - Nicholas John, dramaturge
1952 - Patrick Swayze, Houston Tx, actor/dancer (Dirty Dancing, Ghost)
1952 - Ricky Villa, Argentine former footballer
1953 - Louie Gohmert, American politician
1954 - Umberto Guidoni, Rome Italy, PhD/astronaut (STS 75)
1955 - Taher ElGamal, Egyptian scientist
1956 - Sandeep Patil, cricketer (Indian batsman Great 174 v Adelaide 1981)
1956 - John Debney, American composer
1956 - Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz, American musician
1957 - Carole Bouquest, Paris, actress (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
1957 - Dennis Leary, actor/comic (MTV)
1957 - Ron Strykert, Australia, rock guitarist (Men At Work-Who Can it Be)
1958 - Madeleine Stowe, LA Calif, actress (Tropical Snow, Bad Girls)
1959 - Tom Prichard, American wrestler
1960 - Sonny Skinner, Porstmouth VA, Nike golfer (1993 NIKE Shreveport Open)
1961 - John Viscardi, NYC, actor (Father Tony-One Life to Live)
1961 - Bob Woodruff, American journalist, anchor
1962 - Sandra Marie Miller Farmer-Patrick, Kingston Jamaica, 400m hurdler
1962 - Felipe Calderón, President of Mexico
1963 - Luiz Mattar, Brazil, tennis star
1964 - Edith Frost, American singer/songwriter
1964 - Craig Bierko, American actor
1964 - Kenny Walker, American basketball player
1965 - Koji Kikkawa, Japanese singer
1965 - Jim Florentine, American comedian
1966 - Cees Lock of hair, soccer player (NEC)
1966 - Steve Avery, NFL fullback (Pitts Steelers)
1966 - Gustavo Charif, Argentine artist
1966 - Kang Soo-yeon, South Korean actress
1967 - Blas Elias Gomez, Kennedy TX, rock drummer (Slaughter-Stick it Live)
1967 - John Jurkovic, defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1967 - Julie Kristen Smith, Nuhremburg Germany, choreographer (Showgirls)
1967 - Tracy Tracy, rocker (Primitives-Lovely, Lump of Coal)
1967 - Brian Michael Bendis, American comic book writer
1967 - Dan Peters, American musician
1967 - Daler Mehndi, Indian bhangra/pop singer
1968 - Brian Mitchell, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
1968 - Carolyn Crudgington, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1968 - Greta Lind, Goshen NY, actress (Katie Kennicott-All My Children)
1968 - Griffin Drew, Hazelhurst Georgia, actress (Dinosaur Island)
1968 - John Coyle, West Bloomfield Mich, short track skater (Olympics-1994)
1968 - Justin Strzelczyk, NFL guard/offensive tackle (Pitts Steelers)
1968 - Lee Seung-yeon, South Korean actress
1969 - Christian Slater, actor (Robin Hood, Untamed Heart, Heathers)
1969 - Isaac Austin, NBA center (Miami Heat)
1969 - Masta Killa, American rapper
1969 - Everlast, American musician
1969 - Edward Norton, American actor
1970 - Malcolm Jamal Warner, Jersey City NJ, actor (Theodore-Cosby Show)
1970 - Richie Cunningham, kicker (Dallas Cowboys)
1970 - Robert Higginson, Philadelphia PA, outfielder (Detroit Tigers)
1970 - Greg Dean Schmitz, American online film journalist
1971 - Jada Pinkett, actress (Set it Off, Nutty Professor, Menace II Society)
1971 - Jonathan David Winter, Wellington NZ, 100m backstroker (Olympics-96)
1971 - Kevin Bouie, NFL running back (Phila Eagles, Ariz Cardinals)
1971 - Mindy Czuleger, Inglewood Ca, WPVA volleyballer (Myrtle Bch-17th-1994)
1971 - Trey Ames, Canton Oh, actor (David-A Year in the Life)
1972 - Richard D James, Irish-born musician (Aphex Twin)
1971 - Jacob Vargas, American actor
1972 - Derrick Harris, running back (St Louis Rams)
1972 - Loraine Lambert, Ipswich Queensland, golfer (NZ champ 1991, 92)
1972 - Nate Jones, Chicago Ill, heavyweight boxer (Olympics-bronze-96)
1972 - Ray Jacobs, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
1972 - Keiko Yamada, Japanese singer
1972 - Leo Ku, Hong Kong singer
1972 - Shaun Wilson, Australian artist
1973 - Alex Pijper, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)
1973 - Clarence Benford, NFL tight end (Seattle Seahawks)
1973 - Luke Fickell, defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints)
1974 - Sekou Soumah, soccer player (Willem II)
1974 - Shivnarine Chanderpaul, cricketer (WI left-handed batsman 1994-)
1976 - Daphnee Lynn Duplaix, Manhattan NY, playmate (July 1997)
1976 - Tom Malchow, US, 200m butterfly/free (Olympics-silver-96)
1976 - Bryan Volpenhein, American rower
1977 - Régine Chassagne, Canadian musician Arcade Fire
1978 - Andy Samberg, American comedian
1979 - Selena Silver, pornographic actress
1980 - Esteban Cambiasso, Argentine footballer
1980 - Athina Papayianni, Greek race walker
1980 - Preeti Jhangiani, Indian actress
1980 - Rob Nguyen, Australian racing driver
1980 - Jeremy Shockey, American football Tight End
1981 - César Delgado, Argentine footballer
1981 - Dimitris Salpigidis, Greek footballer
1981 - Jonathan Schneck, American musician (Relient K)
1983 - Kris Boyd, Scottish footballer
1983 - Michael Montgomery, American football player
1983 - Mica Penniman (Mika), Lebanese-born musician
1983 - Daniel Keith Swain (Danny!), American record producer/hip-hop artist
1984 - Robert Huth, German footballer
1987 - Mika Boorem, American actress
1992 - Riko Narumi, Japanese actress
1994 - Jessie Flower, American actress
1995 - Parker McKenna Posey, American actress



Deaths on August 18

353 - Decentius, Roman usurper
849 - Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian
1227 - Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies
1236 - Theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies
1258 - Theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea
1276 - Adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies
1318 - Clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268)
1430 - Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (drowned) (b. 1406)
1503 - Alexander VI, [Rodrigo de Borja], Spanish Pope (1492-1503), dies
1559 - Paul IV, [Giampietro Caraffa], Pope (1555-59), dies at 83
1563 - Étienne de La Boétie, French judge and writer (b. 1530)
1613 - Giovanni Artusi, Italian composer
1620 - Wanli, Emperor of China (b. 1563)
1634 - Urbain Grandier, French priest (b. 1590)
1642 - Guido Reni, Italian painter (b. 1575)
1645 - Eudoxia Streshneva, Tsarina of Mikhail I of Russia (b. 1608)
1652 - Benjamin G Cuyp, historical painter, dies at about 40
1683 - Charles Hart, English actor (b. 1625)
1707 - William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, English soldier and statesman (b. 1640)
1712 - Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier
1765 - Frans I Stefanus, RC German emperor (1745-65), dies at 56
1765 - Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1708)
1803 - James Beattie, Scottish poet/philosopher (Essay on Truth), dies at 67
1809 - Matthew Boulton, English manufacturer and engineer (b. 1728)
1811 - Johann Heinrich Zang, composer, dies at 78
1815 - Chauncey Goodrich, American politician (b. 1759)
1840 - Antony CW Staring, Dutch patriot/poet (Jaromir), dies at 73
1842 - Louis de Freycinet, French explorer (b. 1779)
1850 - H de Balzac, writer, dies at 51
1853 - Peter Lichtenthal, composer, dies at 73
1863 - Thomas Welsh, US Union brig-general (Antietam), dies at 39
1870 - Felix Salm-Salm, Prussian/US prince/brig-general, dies in battle
1894 - William Charles Levey, composer, dies at 57
1896 - Frederick Nichols Crouch, composer, dies at 88
1901 - Richard Kleinmichel, composer, dies at 54
1907 - John Kerr, physicist (magneto-optic Kerr-effect), dies at 82
1916 - Edward D Pain, English journalist (NY World), dies in battle at 36
1919 - Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian distillery founder (b. 1841)
1934 - Delilah L Beasley, US author/columnist (Oakland Tribune), dies at 61
1940 - Walter P. Chrysler, American automobile executive (b. 1875)
1942 - Erwin Schulhoff, Czech/Russian composer/pianist, dies at 48
1943 - Hans Jeschonnek, German air force general/chief-staff, commits suicide
1943 - Ali-Agha Shikhlinski, Russian-Azerbaijani general (b. 1865)
1944 - Cecile Chaminade, composer, dies at 87
1944 - Ernst "Teddy" Thalmann, leader of German KPD, dies
1949 - Paul J Mares, US jazz trumpetist/composer (Tin Roof Blues), dies at 49
1950 - Julien Lahaut, chairman Belgian Communist Party, murdered
1952 - Ralph Byrd, actor (Dick Tracy TV Show), dies at 43
1952 - Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga, Chilean Jesuit saint (b. 1901)
1957 - Wawrzyniec Jerzy Zulawski, composer, dies at 41
1961 - Learned Hand, Chief judge of US court of Appeals, dies at 89
1961 - Leonhard Frank, writer, dies at 78
1962 - Cleo Ridgely, silent screen actress (I Remember Mama), dies at 68
1966 - Isaac Keesing, Dutch founder (System Keesing), dies at 80
1966 - Watze Cuperus, Frisian author (Struggle & Blessing), dies at 75
1968 - Cy Walter, pianist (3's Company), dies at 52
1969 - Laci Boldemann, composer, dies at 48
1969 - Mildred Davis, actress (Haunted Spooks), dies of coronary at 68
1969 - Otto Stern, German/US physicist (Nobel 1943), dies at 81
1980 - Norman Cazden, composer, dies at 65
1981 - Anita Loos, US (stage)author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 88
1982 - Beverly Bayne, actress (Romeo & Juliet, Passionate Youth), dies at 87
1983 - Nikolaus Pevsner, German-born art historian (b. 1902)
1988 - Alexandr V Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut, dies in SU-26 crash at 42
1988 - Frederick Ashton, choreographer (Cinderella), dies at 83
1989 - Bert Oosterbosch, cyclist, dies
1989 - Luis Carlos Galan, Colombian presidential candidate, murdered
1990 - B F Skinner, psychologist (Skinner Box), dies of Leukemia at 86
1990 - Raf Reymen, Flemish actor, dies
1990 - Grethe Ingmann, Danish singer (b. 1938)
1991 - Vaughn Shoemaker, US cartoonist (John Q Public, Pulitzer), dies
1992 - Gerard Sonder, Dutch radio host (AVRO), dies
1992 - John Stuges, director (Gunfight at OK Corral), dies of emphysema at 82
1992 - Christopher McCandless, subject of the book Into the Wild (b. 1968)
1993 - Alf Bold, German festival programmer, dies of AIDS at 47
1994 - Gottlob Frick, singer, dies at 88
1994 - John Beavan, newspaper Editor, dies at 84
1994 - Judy Ann Scott-Fox, agent, dies at 56
1994 - Richard Lawrence Millington Synge, chromatographer, dies at 79
1995 - James Ackley Maxwell, actor/director (Traitors, Otley), dies at 66
1995 - Sylvester Louis Adams, murderer, dies at 39
1996 - Geoffrey Dearmer, poet, dies at 103
1996 - Hugo Gabriel Gryn, rabbi, dies at 66
1996 - Thoams Eric Evans, dean of St Paul's, dies at 68
1998 - Persis Khambatta, Indian actress (b. 1950)
2001 - David Peakall, British scientist (b. 1931)
2002 - Dean Riesner, American film and television writer (b. 1918)
2003 - Tony Jackson, English musician (The Searchers) (b. 1938)
2004 - Elmer Bernstein, American composer (b. 1922)
2004 - Hiram Fong, former U.S. Senator from Hawaii (b. 1906)
2005 - Christopher Bauman, American wrestler (b. 1982)
2005 - Gao Xiumin, Chinese comedy actress (b. 1959)
2006 - Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor (b. 1934)
2006 - Jamie Astaphan, Caribbean-born physician (b. 1946)
2007 - Michael Deaver, Reagan Administration Deputy White House Chief of Staff (b. 1938)
2009 - Kim Dae-jung,15th President of South Korea (b. 1925)
2009 - Robert Novak, American journalist and commentator (b. 1931)
2010 - Hal Connolly, American Athlete and hammer thrower (b.1931)
2010 - Scott Davis, American Announcer of Track and Field (b.1943)
2010 - Benjamin Kaplan, copyright scholar



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History, Births, and Deaths for August 20


2 - Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem
573 - Gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours
636 - Battle at Yarmuk: Moslems beat Byzantines [or August 15]
917 - Battle at Anchialus: Bulgaria army counter attacks Byzantines
1000 - The foundation of the Hungarian state, Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary.
1191 - Crusader King Richard I kills 3,000 muslim prisoners in Akko
1391 - Konrad von Wallenrode becomes the 24th Hochmeister of the Teutonic Order.
1534 - Turkish admiral Chaireddin"Barbarossa" occupies Tunis
1566 - Iconoclasm reaches Antwerp Belgium
1585 - English queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: aid to Netherland
1597 - 1st Dutch East India Company ships returned from Far East
1604 - Spanish garrison of Sluis surrenders to count Maurice
1619 - 1st Black slaves brought by Dutch to colony of Jamestown Virginia
1641 - Britain & Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification
1648 - Battle of Lens: French duke d'Enghien defeats Spaniards
1672 - Former Grand Pensionary Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis are brutally murdered by an angry mob in The Hague.
1741 - Alaska discovered by Danish explorer Vitus Bering
1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlie reaches Blair Castle Scotland
1781 - George Washington begins to move his troops south to fight Cornwallis
1791 - Danish navigator Vitus Jonas Bering discovers Alaska
1794 - Gen Mad Anthony Wayne defeated the Indians at Fallen Timbers Ohio
1795 - Joseph Haydn returns to Vienna from England
1828 - Gioacchino Rossini's opera "Le Comte Ory," premieres in Paris
1852 - Steamer "Atlantic" collided with fishing boat, sinks with 250 aboard
1856 - Wilberforce University forms in Ohio
1861 - Skirmish at Jonesboro MO
1864 - 8th/last day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Va (about 3900 casualties)
1865 - Pres Johnson proclaims an end to "insurrection" in Tx
1866 - Pres Andrew Johnson formally declares Civil War over
1879 - Govt Kappeijne of Coppello resigns
1882 - Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" opens in Moscow
1888 - Longest US men's single tournament match Palmer Presbrey defeats T S Tailer, 19-21, 8-6, 6-1, 6-4, an 80-game 1st-round contest
1893 - Shechita (ritual slaughtering) prohibited in Switzerland
1895 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Norwood Builder" (BG)
1896 - Dial telephone patented
1900 - Great Britain beats France in cricket in Olympic Games
1900 - Japan's primary school law is amended to provide for four years of mandatory schooling.
1901 - Fawcett committee visits Mafeking concentration camp in Cape Colony
1908 - Congo Free State becomes Belgian Congo
1910 - US supported opposition brings down Madriz in Nicaragua
1912 - Plant Quarantine Act goes into effect
1912 - Wash Senator Carl Cushion no-hits Cleve Indians, 2-0 in 6 innings
1913 - 1st pilot to parachute from an aircraft (Adolphe Pégoud-France)
1913 - Piotr Nesterow 1st flight (Kiev Ukraine)
1914 - German General von Bulow executes 211 Belgians
1914 - -24] Battle of Bounderies: Lorraine, Ardennen, Sambre & Meuse, Mons
1914 - Battle at Gumbinnen, East-Prussia: Russian beat Germans
1914 - Battle at Morhange: German troops chase French, killing 1000s
1914 - Bavarian troops kill 50 inhabitants of Nomeny France
1914 - German army captured Brussels as the Belgian army retreated to Antwerp
1915 - White Sox obtain Joe Jackson from Cleve in exchange for Robert Roth, Larry Chappell, Ed Klepfer, & $31,500
1918 - Britain opens offensive on Western front during WW I
1919 - Wichita outfielder Joe Wilhoit (Western League) fails to get a hit, ending a 69-game streak (155 hits in 299 at bats for a .505 avg)
1920 - 1st US coml radio, 8MK (WWJ), Detroit began daily broadcasting
1920 - Allen Woodring wins Oympic 200 m dash wearing borrowed shoes
1920 - Israel publishes it's 1st medical journal "Ha-Refuah"
1920 - Preliminary meeting in Akron to form American Pro Football League
1920 - Red Sox-Indians game postponed in Boston to allow Indian players to attend Ray Chapman's funeral in Cleveland
1921 - 35th US Womens Tennis: Molla B Mallory beats M Browne (46 64 62)
1922 - 1st world championship athletics for women, held in Paris
1923 - London harbor strike ends
1925 - WJR-AM in Detroit MI begins radio transmissions
1926 - Uprising against Reza Shah Pahlawi in Persia
1926 - Japan's public broadcasting company, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai(NHK) is established.
1929 - 1st airship flight around Earth flying eastward completed
1930 - Bradman scores 232 in 5th Test Cricket at The Oval
1930 - Dumont's 1st TV broadcast for home reception (NYC)
1931 - 45th US Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Eileen Whitingstall (64 61)
1934 - Ponsford out for 266 in his final Test Cricket match
1935 - Milt coup by General Pons & president Ibarra in Ecuador
1938 - Lou Gehrig hits record 23rd & last grand slam
1939 - 1st black bowling league formed (National Bowling Assoc)
1939 - Russian offensive under General Zjoekov against Japanese invasion in Mongolia
1940 - 1st Polish squadrons fight along in the Battle of Britain
1940 - Leon Trotsky, revolutionary, icepicked by Frank Jackson, dies Aug 21
1940 - British PM Churchill says of Royal Air Force, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few"
1941 - Police raid 11th district of Paris, takes 4,000+ Jewish males
1942 - Dim-out regulations implemented in SF
1944 - "Anna Lucasta," opens on Broadway
1944 - 26th PGA Championship: Bob Hamilton at Manito G & CC Spokane Wash
1944 - Gen de Gaulle returns to France
1944 - Russian offensive at Jassy & Kisjinev
1944 - US & British forces destroy German 7th Army at Falaise-Argentan Gap
1945 - Dodgers Tommy Brown, 17, is youngest player to hit a HR
1945 - Robert Hamilton wins PGA golf tournament
1945 - Russian troops occupy Harbin & Mukden
1945 - Tommy Brown, Bkln Dodger becomes youngest HR hitter (17)
1947 - Boston Braves hit a million attendance for 1st time
1947 - Turner Caldwell in D-558-I sets aircraft speed record, 1131 kph
1948 - 15th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Cards 28, All-Stars 0 (101,220)
1948 - US expels Soviet Consul General in New York, Jacob Lomakin
1949 - 78,382 watch White Sox play Indians at Cleveland
1949 - Hungary (Magyar People's Republic) accepts constitution
1952 - Stalin meets Chou Enlai
1953 - General Fazlollah Zahedi arrests premier Mossadeq of Persia
1953 - Russia publicly acknowledges hydrogen bomb test detonation
1955 - 1st airplane to exceed 1800 mph (2897 kph)-HA Hanes, Palmdale Ca
1955 - Hundreds killed in anti-French rioting in Morocco & Algeria
1956 - Republicans convene at Cow Palace
1957 - "Simply Heavenly" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 62 performances
1957 - Chic White Sox Bob Keegan no-hits Wash Senators, 6-0
1957 - USAAF ballon breaks an altitude record at 102,000' (310,896 m)
1957 - White Sox Bob Keegan no-hits Senators 6-0
1958 - Cubs use 1st baseman Dale Long as their 1st lefty catcher since 1906
1958 - Dale Long becomes 1st major league lefty catcher in 52 years
1958 - Detroit Tiger Jim Bunning no-hits Boston Red Sox, 3-0
1959 - Belgium shortens conscription to 12 months
1960 - Senegal breaks from Mali federation, declaring independence
1960 - USSR recovers 2 dogs, 1st living organisms to return from space
1961 - Phillies set then dubious record of 23 straight loses, beat Braves
1961 - East Germany begins erecting 5' high wall along the border with the west to replace the barbed wire put up Aug 13
1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1964 - LBJ signs anti-poverty measure totaling nearly $1 billion
1964 - President Johnson signs Economic Opportunity Act
1964 - Rex Sellers bowls 5-1-17-0 v India in only Test Cricket innings
1964 - Yankee Phil Linz plays harmonica on bus despite Yogi Berra's orders
1965 - Rolling Stones release "Satisfaction" (their 1st #1 US hit)
1965 - Eddie Mathews & Hank Aaron (1954-65) pass Babe Ruth-Lou Gehrig hitting 772 HRs while playing together on the same team
1966 - Beatles pelted with rotten fruit during Memphis concert
1967 - Alvin Dark (52-69) is fired, rehired, & fired again as manager of A's
1967 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
1968 - 650,000 Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia
1968 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1969 - 69 cm rainfall in Nelson Co., Virginia (state record)
1970 - -21] Hurricane Dorothy, kills 42 in Martinique
1971 - FBI begins covert investigation of journalist Daniel Schorr
1972 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
1972 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1974 - Brooklyn pitcher Dan Bankhead is 1st black to homer in his 1st at bat
1974 - Nelson Rockefeller becomes VP
1974 - Nolan Ryan pitch measured at record 161.6 kph (100.4 mph)
1974 - Pres Gerald Ford, assumes office after Richard Nixon's resignation
1975 - Il-62 crashes south of Damascus, Syria, killing 126
1975 - Viking 1 launched to orbit around Mars, soft landing
1977 - NASA launches Voyager 2 towards Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus & Neptune
1978 - Gunmen open fire on an Israeli El Al Airline bus in London
1978 - Mark Vinchesi of Amherst Mass keeps a frisbee aloft 15.2 seconds
1978 - Sandra Post wins LPGA Lady Stroh's Golf Open
1978 - Tatyana Providokhina runs female world record 1k (2:30.6)
1979 - India premier Charan Singh resigns
1979 - Singer Vikki Carr & Michael Nilsson wed
1979 - The East Coast Main Line rail route between England and Scotland is restored when the Penmanshiel Diversion opens.
1980 - Mt Everest climbed by Italian Reinhold Messner, alone
1980 - NY Yankee Bob Watson hits Seattle Kingdome speaker, 2nd straight day
1980 - Pitts Omar Moreno steals record 70 bases for 3rd consecutive season
1980 - Reinhold Messner of Italy is 1st to solo ascent Mt Everest
1980 - Cleve Dan Spillner, 545 ERA, is 2 outs from a no-hitter when White Sox rookie Leo Sutherland singles
1980 - UN Security Council condemns (14-0, US abstains) Israeli declaration that all of Jersualem is it's capital
1982 - Don Lever becomes 1st captain of NJ Devils
1982 - US marines land in Beirut Lebanon
1983 - Miss National Teen-Ager
1985 - 1st NL pitcher to strike out 200+ in 1st 2 seasons (Dwight Gooden)
1985 - Israel ships 96 TOWs to Iran on behalf of US
1985 - Libya throws out 1000s Tunisian/Egyptian gas workers
1985 - Met Dwight Gooden strikes out 16 on way to his 13th consecutive win
1985 - Hanspeter Beck of South Australia, finishes a 3,875 mile, 51 day trip from Western Australia to Melbourne on a unicycle
1986 - Mail carrier Patrick Sherrill, Edmond Ok, shot 14 fellow workers dead
1986 - Phils Don Carmen perfect game bid is broken in 9th
1988 - 6.5 earthquake strikes India/Nepal, 1,000s killed
1988 - Yordanka Donkova of Bulgaria sets 100m hurdle woman's record (12.21)
1988 - "Black Saturday" of the Yellowstone fire in Yellowstone National Park
1988 - Peru becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1989 - Aak crashes into pleasure boat The Margin on the Thames, 51 killed
1989 - Howard Johnson joins B Bonds & W Mays to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases
1989 - Janet B Evans swims female world record 800m freestyle (8:16.22)
1989 - Said Aouita runs world record 3000 m (7:29.45)
1990 - Gene Michael names NY Yankee VP/GM replacing Harding Peterson
1990 - George Steinbrenner steps down as NY Yankee owner
1990 - Iraq moves Western hostages to military installations (human shields)
1990 - NY Yankee Kevin Mass is quickest to reach 15 HRs (approx 132 at bat)
1991 - After the attempted coup in the Soviet Union, Estonia declares
1991 - Norbert Rosza swims world record 100m breast stroke (1:01.29)
1991 - Dolphin Dan Marino surpasses Joe Montana as the highest paid NFL player with a 5-year extension for $25 million
1991 - Estonia declares it's independence from USSR itself independent
1992 - England get 7-363 in 55 overs vs Pakistan, then world ODI record
1992 - Rocker Sting weds Trudie Styler
1993 - Colin Jackson runs world record 110m hurdles (12.91)
1993 - Howard Stern is fired from WLUP-AM, Chicago
1993 - Mother Teresa hospitalized with malaria
1993 - After rounds of secret negotiations in Norway, the Oslo Peace Accords are signed, followed by a public ceremony in Washington, D.C. the following month.
1994 - 109.8°F (43.2°C) in Cordoba Spain
1994 - Archbishop Quarracino wants all homosexuals to leave Argentina
1994 - Ferry boat sinks at Chandpur Bangladesh, 300-350 killed
1995 - "Play's the Thing" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 75 perfs
1995 - Indians' Jose Mesa sets record with his 37th consecutive save
1995 - Kerrie Webb wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Golf Open
1996 - India defeat Pakistan in Under-15 World Challenge Final at Lord's
1997 - Shelly Moore, 18, of Tenn, crowned 15th Miss Teen USA
1997 - Souhane massacre in Algeria; over 60 people are killed and 15 kidnapped.
1998 - The Supreme Court of Canada rules that Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval.
1998 - U.S. embassy bombings: the United States military launches cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum is destroyed in the attack.
2002 - A group of Iraqis opposed to the regime of Saddam Hussein take over the Iraqi Embassy in Berlin for five hours before releasing their hostages and surrendering.
2008 - Spanair Flight 5022, from Madrid to Gran Canaria, skids off the runway and crashes at Barajas Airport. 146 people are killed in the crash, 8 more die afterwards. Only 18 people survive.



Births on August 20

1517 - Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75)
1526 - Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)
1561 - Jacopo Peri, composer
1625 - Thomas Corneille, French playwright
1632 - Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (d. 1704)
1637 - Cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam
1665 - Bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed)
1666 - Alphonse d' Eve, composer
1702 - Stepan F graaf Apraksin, Russian general-fieldmarshal
1710 - Thomas Simpson, English mathematician (rules of Simpson)
1719 - Charles-François de Broglie, marquis de Ruffec, French soldier and diplomat (d. 1791)
1719 - Christian Mayer, Czech astronomer (d. 1783)
1720 - Bernard de Bury, composer
1756 - Bernardo Bittoni, composer
1764 - Charles F Bentinck, Dutch minister of Colonies
1776 - Bernardo O'Higgins, South American revolutionary (d. 1842)
1778 - Bernardo O'Higgins, won independence for Chile
1779 - Jöns Jakob Berzelius, Swedish chemist (d. 1848)
1785 - Oliver Hazard Perry, US Naval hero ("We have met the enemy")
1788 - Jose Bernardo Alcedo, composer
1799 - Heinrich WA Freiherr von Gagern, German liberal politician
1802 - Cadwalader Ringgold, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1867
1811 - Gilman Marston, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1890
1820 - Adolfe Louis Eugene Fetis, composer
1824 - Absalom Baird, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1905
1832 - Thaddeus Sobieski Constantine Lowe, inventor, died in 1913
1833 - Benjamin Harrison, North Bend Ohio, ® 23rd Pres (1889-1893)
1842 - Juliaan de Vriendt, Flemish painter
1845 - St. Albert Chmielowski, Polish Catholic Saint (d. 1916)
1847 - Bolesław Prus, Polish writer (d. 1912)
1847 - Andrew Greenwood, England cricketer (d. 1889)
1856 - Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet/interpreter (Laodania) [NS Sept 1]
1856 - Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, Sorbian writer (d. 1909)
1860 - Raymond Poincaré, France, president/PM (1912)
1865 - Bernard Tancred, South African cricketer (d. 1911)
1868 - Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (d. 1954)
1873 - Eliel Saarinen, Finland, architect (GM Tech Institute, Mich)
1873 - William Henry Bell, composer
1881 - Edgar Albert Guest, Detroit Mich, poet/newspaperman
1881 - Nikolay Yakovlevich Myaskovsky, composer
1885 - Dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti orfici)
1886 - Paul Tillich, German/US theologist (Die sozial Entscheidung)
1888 - George Sklavos, composer
1889 - Witold Friemann, composer
1890 - H P Lovecraft, US, Gothic novelist (At the Mountains of Madness)
1890 - Howard Phillips Lovecraft, US horror writer (Weird Tales)
1897 - Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian author (Det Store Spelet)
1898 - G Kraus, director Santpoort (Insanity in Netherlands)
1898 - Leopold Infeld, Polish nuclear physicist (Whom the God's Love)
1898 - Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author and historian (d. 1973)
1899 - Hanns Lilje, German Lutherian bishop/antifascist (Church und Welt)
1900 - Edward J "Murt" O'Donoghue, snooker player, 1st witnessed 147 break
1901 - Salvatore Quasimodo, Italy, poet/critic/translator (Nobel 1959)
1902 - Ernest Charles Melvin Patrick Ekundio Marke, club owner
1904 - Jaap [Jacob AW] Burger, chairman (PvdA)
1905 - Duncan Macrae, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Casino Royale, Kidnapped)
1905 - Jack [Weldon J] Teagarden, US trombonist/actor (Meet Band Leaders)
1905 - Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet (d. 1973)
1907 - Alan Reed, NYC, actor (Mr Adams & Eve)/voice (Fred Flintstone)
1907 - Anatole Fistoulari, conductor
1907 - Shirley Booth, [Thelma Booth Ford], NYC, actress (Hazel)
1907 - Stanley Devon, photographer
1908 - Alfonso Lopez, baseball player (AL Manager of the year 1959)
1908 - Jeanne Stern, writer
1908 - John Reginald Bevins, politician
1908 - Kingsley Davis, sociologist/demographer, coined (population explosion)
1909 - Albert Roberts, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in 5 Tests 1932-37)
1909 - Andre Morell, London England, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles)
1910 - Eero Saarinen, Finnish/US architect (IBM Building, MIT Chapel)
1911 - Ronald Udell, England, production designer (Pinewood Studios)
1912 - Philip Kapleau, founder (Rochester Zen Center in New Haven)
1913 - Conrad Hermann Hubertius Maria Apollinaris Josten, jazz guitarist
1914 - Kitei Sohn, Korean marathon runner/coach (Olympic-gold-1936)
1916 - Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player (d. 1984)
1918 - Jacqueline Susann, American novelist (d. 1974)
1921 - Jack Wilson, cricket slow left-armer (Test for Australia 1956)
1921 - Jacqueline Susann, Phila Pa, author (Valley of the Dolls)
1924 - Jim Reeves, US country singer/actor (Gun Fury, Kimberley Jim)
1926 - Nobby Wirkowski, American and Canadian football player and coach
1927 - Geriatric1927, English video blogger
1927 - Yootha Joyce, English actress (d. 1980)
1929 - Norma Connolly, Boston, Mass, actress (Ruby Anderson-General Hospital)
1930 - Mario Bernardi, Canadian conductor
1931 - Bernhard Becher, photographer (industrialist builder 19th/20th)
1931 - Don King, boxing promoter best known for his association with Mike Tyson and for his unusual hairstyles
1932 - Anthony Ainley, British actor (d. 2004)
1932 - Vasily Aksyonov, Russian novelist
1933 - Don Fuqua, (Rep-D-FL, 1963-86)
1933 - George John Mitchell, (Sen-D-ME, 1980-94/Senate Whip 1989- )
1933 - Larry Robideaux, horse trainer
1934 - Armi Kuusela, Finnish beauty queen
1935 - Charles Shere, composer
1935 - J J Malone, US soul singer (It's a shame)
1935 - Justin Tubb, San Antonio Tx, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)
1935 - Ron Paul, US Congressman, 1988 and 2008 presidential candidate
1936 - Carla Fracci, Milan Italy, ballerina
1936 - Hideki Shirakawa, Japanese chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1937 - Corrie E Moret-de Jong, Dutch MP (CDA)
1937 - George Thoma, German FR, cross country ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1960)
1937 - Jim Bowen, English comedian
1937 - El Fary, Spanish singer and actor (d. 2007)
1938 - Jean-Loup Jaques Marie Chretien, France, cosmonaut (T-6, TM-7, STS 86)
1938 - Alain Vivien, French politician
1939 - Fernando Poe Jr., Filipino actor and politician (d. 2004)
1940 - John Lantree, rocker
1940 - Rex Sellers, Aust cricketer leg-spinner (bowled 5 overs in Tests)
1940 - Sam Melville, Utah, actor (Mike Danko-Rookies, Roughnecks)
1940 - Rubén Hinojosa, American politician
1941 - Slobodan Milocevic, premier Serbia
1941 - William H Gray III, Baton Rouge La, (Rep-D-PA, 1978- )
1941 - Dave Brock, British musician and founder of Hawkwind
1941 - Rich Brooks, American football coach
1941 - Robin Oakley, British journalist
1941 - Jo Ramirez, Mexican motor racing team manager and author
1942 - Hans-Joachim Klein, German FR, 100m swimmer (Olympic-bronze-1964)
1942 - Isaac Hayes, Covington TN, composer (Shaft)
1942 - Fred Norman, American baseball player
1943 - Robert Plant, English rock vocalist (Led Zeppelin-Whole Lotta Love)
1943 - Sylvester McCoy, Scottish actor
1944 - Graig Nettles, 3rd baseman (NY Yankees, SD Padres, Cleve Indians)
1944 - John Povey, rocker
1944 - Rajiv Gandhi, PM of India (1984-89)
1946 - Connie Chung, TV news anchor (NBC, CBS)
1946 - Ralf Hütter, German musician (Kraftwerk)
1946 - N.R. Narayana Murthy, Indian businessman
1947 - James Pankow, Chicago IL, rocker (Chicago)
1948 - John Noble, Australian actor
1948 - Robert Plant, British Musician (Led Zeppelin)
1949 - Nikolas Asimos, Greek composer and singer (d. 1988)
1949 - Norman Featherstone, South African cricketer
1949 - Alan Hardwick, English TV presenter
1949 - Phil Lynott, Irish musician (d. 1986)
1951 - Greg[ory Dale] Bear, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Eon, Eternity)
1951 - Phil Lynott, Dublin Ireland, rock bassist (Thin Lizzy)
1951 - Svetlana Oktyabrevna Omelchenko, Russia, cosmonaut
1952 - John Emburey, England cricket off-spinner (1978-95, captain 1988)
1952 - John Hiatt, US singer/songwriter (Have a Little Faith in Me)
1952 - Rudy Gatlin, Olney Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)
1953 - Peter Horton, Bellevue Wash, actor (Gary-30 Something)
1954 - Al Roker, Queens NY, weatherman (NBC, Today)
1954 - Theresa Saldana, Bkln NY, actress (Rachel Scali-Commish)
1954 - William Quinn Buckner, Phoenix Ill, basketballer (Olympic-gold-1976)
1954 - Tawn Mastrey, American disc jockey (d. 2007)
1954 - Don Stark, American actor
1955 - Jay Acovone, Mahopac NY, actor (Det Rado-Hollywood Beat)
1955 - Ned Overend, Taipei Taiwan, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1955 - Rob Wiedijk, Dutch rock vocalist (Bob Color)
1956 - Alvin Greenidge, cricketer (WI opener, no relation to Gordon or Geoff)
1956 - Joan Allen, Ill, actress (Peggy Sue Got Married, Tucker, In Country)
1956 - Rick Olsen, rock guitarist (Berlin-Take My Breath Away)
1957 - Cindy Nicholas, Canada, swimmer (swam English Channel 19 times)
1957 - Doug Fleger, rocker
1957 - Jim "Bullseye" Bowen, British TV game show host
1957 - Mike Dodd, Manhattan Beach CA beach volleyballer (Olympics-silver-96)
1957 - Scott Ayakatubby, beach volleyball champ
1958 - Lenny Henry, British comedian (3 of a Kind)
1958 - Patricia Rozema, Canadian film director and screenwriter
1959 - Missie McGeorge, Pueblo CO, LPGA golfer (1994 PING-Cellular One)
1959 - Richard DeStasio, horse trainer
1960 - Elizabeth Alda, daughter of Alan Alda, actress (Beth-Four Seasons)
1960 - Mark Langston, San Diego CA, pitcher (California Angels)
1960 - Troy Young, horse trainer
1961 - Linda Mantz, NYC, actress (Frankie-Dorothy)
1961 - Rick Rael, heavy metal rocker
1961 - Greg Egan, Australian author
1961 - Joe Pasquale, English comedian
1962 - Duffy James Joseph Waldorf Jr, LA CA, PGA golfer (1995 LaCantera Tx)
1962 - Loretta Alderete, LA CA, LPGA golfer (1992 Oldsmobile-14th)
1962 - Robert Meyer, Sacramento Cal, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Morningstar)
1962 - James Marsters, American actor
1962 - Dong-Wook Song, South Korean tennis player
1963 - Bruce Hick, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1964 - Giuseppe Giannini, Rome Italy, soccer player (Rome A Team)
1965 - Joe Durigon, jockey
1965 - KRS-One, American rapper
1966 - Courtney Gibbs, Miss USA (1988)/actress (Baywatch)
1966 - Greg Jackson, NFL strong safety (Phila Eagles, SD Chargers)
1966 - Steven Finn, Laval, NHL defenseman (LA Kings)
1966 - Dimebag Darrell, heavy metal guitarist (Pantera)
1967 - Andy Benes, Evansville IN, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1967 - Michael "Sean" Hall, Williamsburg Va, rower (Olympics-1996)
1967 - Colin Cunningham, American actor
1967 - Terri Poch, American yogini and former professional wrestler
1968 - Sandy Brondello, Australian basketball guard (Olympics-bronze-96)
1968 - Klas Ingesson, Swedish footballer
1968 - Yuri Shiratori, Japanese voice actress and singer
1969 - Bart Spark, soccer player (Veendam, SC Heerenveen)
1969 - Francisco Torres, jockey
1969 - Duke Droese, American professional wrestler
1970 - Els Callens, Antwerp Belgium, tennis star (1996 quarterfinalist Essen)
1970 - Jay McNeil, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders)
1970 - Fred Durst, American singer (Limp Bizkit)
1971 - Bernard Whittington, defensive end (Indianapolis Colts)
1971 - Brett Bech, wide receiver (New Orleans Saints)
1971 - Ke Huy Quan, Saigon Vietnam, actor (Sam-Together We Stand)
1971 - Kevin Hickman, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)
1971 - Oronde Gadsden, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
1971 - Brad Avery, American musician (former guitarist for Third Day)
1971 - Steve Stone, English footballer
1971 - David Walliams, British comedian
1971 - Derrick Alston, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)
1973 - Todd Helton, American baseball player
1974 - Denesha Reid, Miss USA-Georgia (1997)
1974 - Maxim Vengerov, Russian violinist
1974 - Amy Adams, American actress
1974 - Big Moe, American rapper (d. 2007)
1974 - Szabolcs Sáfár, Hungarian footballer
1974 - Andy Strachan, Australian musician (The Living End)
1975 - Marianne Garvey, American reporter
1975 - Marcus Mastin, American author
1976 - Chris Drury, American hockey player
1977 - Ivar Ingimarsson, Icelandic footballer
1977 - Felipe Contepomi, Argentine rugby player
1977 - Manuel Contepomi, Argentine rugby player
1977 - Mayra Veronica, Cuban model and actress
1977 - James Ormond, England cricketer
1978 - Sanna Lankosaari, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Oly-98)
1979 - Tara Shaffer, Miss Ohio Teen USA (1996)
1979 - Cory Sullivan, American baseball player
1980 - Corey Carrier, actor (Young Indiana Jones)
1980 - Rochelle Gadd, British actress
1981 - Lauri Illy, Virginia Beach Va, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)
1981 - Bernard Mendy, French footballer
1981 - Benjamin Barnes, English actor (Prince Caspian)
1982 - Cléber Luis Alberti, Brazilian footballer
1982 - Youssouf Hersi, Ethiopian footballer
1982 - Joshua Kennedy, Australian footballer
1982 - Barney Rogers, Zimbabwean cricketer
1984 - Mirai Moriyama, Japanese actor
1984 - Golan Yosef, Dutch actor
1986 - Robert Clark, Canadian actor
1987 - Cătălina Ponor, Romanian gymnast
1990 - Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Dutch swimmer
1991 - Marko Đoković, Serbian tennis player
1992 - Demi Lovato, American Actress
1994 - White buffalo, Janesville Wisconsin
2003 - Prince Gabriel of Belgium



Deaths on August 20

535 - Mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick
984 - John XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies
984 - Pope John XIV
1153 - Bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies
1384 - Geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies
1384 - Geert Groote, Dutch founder of the Brethren of the Common Life (b. 1340)
1538 - Aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake
1572 - Miguel López de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502)
1580 - Jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506)
1632 - Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38
1639 - Martin Opitz, German poet/historian (Troerinnen), dies at 41
1643 - Anne Hutchinson, English Puritan preacher (b. 1591)
1648 - Edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher, dies at 65
1672 - Cornelis de Witt, Dutch, statesman, lynched at 49
1672 - Johan de Witt, advisor of Holland, lynched
1679 - Jacob Alting, Dutch theologist, dies at 60
1680 - William Bedloe, English informer (b. 1650)
1701 - Charles Sedley, English playwright (b. 1639)
1707 - Nicolas Gigault, French organist and composer (b. 1627)
1773 - Enrique Florez, Spanish historian (b. 1701)
1799 - Johann Christian Gottlob Eidenbenz, composer, dies at 37
1804 - Charles Floyd, only fatality of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
1811 - Louis Antoine de Bougainville, French explorer (b. 1729)
1813 - Jan Krtitel Vanhal, composer, dies at 74
1823 - Pius VII, [Luigi B Chiaramonti], Pope (1800-23), dies at 83
1825 - Richard Wainwright, composer, dies at 68
1825 - William Waldegrave, 1st Baron Radstock, Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1753)
1854 - Friedrich WJ von Schelling, German philosopher, dies at 79
1856 - Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer, dies at 80
1864 - Daniel Chaplin, US Union brig-general, dies
1864 - John H Kelly, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 24
1885 - Edouard J A Agneessens, Flemish painter (Slave Market), dies at 42
1887 - Jules Laforgue, French poet (b. 1860)
1908 - Louis Varney, composer, dies at 64
1910 - Arthur Coquard, composer, dies at 64
1912 - William Booth, English minister/founder (Leader des Heils), dies
1914 - Pius X, [Giuseppe M Sarto], Pope (1903-14), dies
1915 - Paul Ehrlich, Germ geneologist (Chemotherapy, Nobel 1908), dies in 61
1917 - JFW Adolf Ritter von Baeyer, German chemist (Nobel 1905), dies
1919 - Gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests 1890-93), dies
1919 - Greg MacGregor, England cricketer (b. 1869)
1930 - Charles Bannerman, cricketer (1st three Tests for Australia), dies
1931 - Waldemar von Baussnern, composer, dies at 64
1932 - Emille-Louis-Victor Mathieu, composer, dies at 87
1932 - Paul Keller, German writer (Vergrabenes Gut), dies at 59
1932 - Tadeusz Joteyko, composer, dies at 60
1935 - Otakar Ostrcil, composer, dies at 56
1945 - A Roda Roda, writer, dies at 73
1947 - Franz VM Cumont, Belgian religious historian, dies at 79
1948 - David John de Lloyd, composer, dies at 65
1952 - Kurt Schumacher, German politician/chairman (SPD), dies
1959 - Alfred Kubin, writer, dies at 82
1960 - Rudolf Moser, composer, dies at 68
1961 - Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Arctic explorer, dies at 82
1963 - Joan Voûte, Dutch astronomer (b. 1879)
1968 - Earl Sande, US jockey (Kentucky Derby), dies at 69
1970 - Hildo Krop, modernistic sculptor, dies at 86
1971 - Rashid Minhas, Pakistani Air Force pilot (b. 1951)
1974 - Ilona Massey, actress (Love HAppy, Holiday in Mexico), dies at 62
1976 - Phyllis Konstam, actress (Murder, Skin Game), dies at 69
1978 - Ivan Jirko, composer, dies at 51
1978 - Petros John Petridis, composer, dies at 86
1980 - Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank, dies at 91
1980 - Joe Dassin, American singer (b. 1938)
1982 - Ulla Jacobsson, Swedish actress (Zulu), dies of bone cancer at 53
1983 - Kerwin Duinmeijer, Antillean boy, murdered by racist at 15
1985 - Harchand Singh Longowai, Sikh leader, shot by Sikh extremists
1986 - Donn Bennett, TV host (The Big Idea), dies at 76
1986 - Thad Jones, jazz trumpeter, dies of cancer at 63
1986 - Walter Brooke, actor (DA Scanlon-Green Hornet), dies at 71
1986 - Milton Acorn, Canadian poet (b. 1923)
1990 - Marc Turfkruijer, Flemish movie journalist/writer, dies
1991 - Betty Bowden, British dancer/actress (Vote for Nigel), dies at 86
1991 - Lenore Strunsky Gershwin, widow of Ira Gershwin, dies at 90
1992 - Ivan Nikolayevich Anikeyev, cosmonaut, dies at 59
1992 - William Taylor, chairman (FDIC), dies at 53
1993 - Bernard Delfgaauw, philosopher (Johnson murderer!), dies at 80
1994 - Aleksander Petrovic, film Director, dies at 65
1994 - Kalman Kahana, Polish co-founder of state Israel, dies at 81
1995 - Hugo Pratt, graphic artist, dies at 68
1995 - John E Gilmore, tenor Saxophonist, dies at 63
1995 - Paul Foster, singer, dies at 75
1995 - Vladimir Skutina, writer playwright/journalist, dies at 64
1995 - Von McDaniel, baseball player, dies at 56
1995 - William Kennedy, baseball player, dies at 76
1996 - George Brian Snape, businessman/rugby league entrepreneur, dies at 81
1996 - Rio Reiser, rock singer, dies at 46
1997 - Norris Bradbury, American physicist (b. 1909)
1998 - Raquel Rastenni, Danish singer (b. 1915)
2001 - Sir Fred Hoyle, English astronomer and science fiction writer (b. 1915)
2001 - Kim Stanley, American actress (b. 1925)
2005 - Thomas Herrion, American football player (b. 1981)
2005 - Krzysztof Raczkowski, Polish drummer (b. 1970)
2006 - Claude Blanchard, French-Canadian singer, comedian and actor (b. 1932)
2006 - Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (b. 1911)
2006 - Cpl Bryan Budd VC, British soldier (Afghanistan) (b. 1977)
2007 - Leona Helmsley, American hotel operator and real estate investor (b. 1920)
2007 - Larry Hartsell, American martial artist, bodyguard, trainer, student of Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto (b. 1942)
2008 - Hua Guofeng, former Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, succeeding Mao Zedong in 1976 and being replaced by Hu Yaobang in 1981 (b. 1921)
2008 - Stephanie Tubbs Jones, American politician (b. 1949)
2008 - Gene Upshaw, American football player and union leader (b. 1945)
2009 - Larry Knechtel, American keyboard player and bassist (b. 1940)



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History, Births, and Deaths for August 22


392 - Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor.
476 - Odoacer is named Rex italiae by his troop.
565 - St Columba reported seeing monster in Loch Ness
851 - Erispoe defeats Charles the Bald near the Breton town of Jengland.
1138 - English defeated Scots at Cowton Moor Banners of various saints were carried into battle which led to being called Battle of the Standard
1454 - Jews are expelled from Brunn Moravia by order of King Ladislaus
1485 - Battle of Bosworth Field - Henry VII's forces defeat Richard III
1543 - Emperor Charles V's army occupies Duren
1559 - Spanish archbishop Bartholome de Carranza arrested as heretic
1572 - Failed assassination on admiral De Coligny
1582 - King James IV of Scotland captured
1603 - 1st stones layed in Zuiderkerk Amsterdam
1614 - Trades people under Vincent Fettmilch chase & plunder Jews out of ghetto in Frankfurt
1632 - Prince Frederik Hendrik occupies Maastricht
1639 - Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers.
1642 - Civil War in England began between Royalists & Parliament
1654 - Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam (modern day Manhattan) aboard the Peartree, one ot the first Jewish colonists
1707 - Prince Eugenius van Savoye siege of Toulon
1707 - Sweden & Prussia sign military treaty
1715 - Handel's "Watermusic" premieres on Thames
1717 - Spanish troops lands on Sardinia
1762 - 1st female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport RI, Mercury
1770 - James Cook's expedition lands on the east coast of Australia.
1775 - King George III proclaims colonies to be in open rebellion
1780 - Resolution, without Capt Cook, returns to England
1787 - John Fitch's steamboat completes its tests, years before Fulton
1788 - Sierra Leone, settled by British as a former haven for slaves
1791 - Haitian Slave Revolution begins under voodoo priest Boukman
1798 - French troops land in Kilcummin harbour, County Mayo, Ireland to aid Wolfe Tone's United Irishmen's Irish Rebellion.
1818 - Grand duchy of Bathe forms
1826 - Colonies under Jedediah Strong Smith move near Salt Lake Utah
1827 - José de La Mar becomes President of Peru.
1848 - The United States annexes New Mexico
1849 - The first air raid in history. Austria launches pilotless balloons against the Italian city of Venice.
1851 - Gold fields discovered in Australia
1851 - Yacht "America" wins 1st Royal Yacht Squadron Cup (America's Cup)
1862 - Battle of Catlett's Station VA
1862 - Santee Sioux indian attack Fort Ridgely
1864 - Geneva Convention signed by 12 nations
1864 - International Red Cross forms
1867 - Fisk University forms, 1867
1875 - The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands.
1877 - Nez Perce-indians flee into to Yellowstone National Park
1900 - Gabriel Faures opera "Prométhée," premieres in Beziers
1901 - Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
1902 - Pres Teddy Roosevelt became 1st US chief executive to ride in a car
1906 - 1st Victor Victrola manufactured
1907 - Colin Buchanan, town planner
1907 - Cyril Astley Clarke, British geneticist
1908 - Henri Cartier-Bresson, France, photographer (Decisive Moment)
1910 - Japan annexes Korea after 5 years as a protectorate
1911 - Mona Lisa stolen from Louvre (Recovered in 1913)
1911 - Vincenzo Perugia steals Mona Lisa from Louvre, Paris
1912 - England defeat Australia to win the Triangular Tournament
1912 - Richard Catling, commissioner of police (Kenya)
1913 - Robert Martineau, bishop of Blackburn
1914 - Battle at Charleroi begins: Gen von Bulows troops beat French
1914 - 1st encounter between British & German troops (in Belgium)
1914 - Battle in Ardennen: Neufchateau, Rossignal, Tintigny & Virton
1914 - Canada's Finance Act, 1914, receives assent
1914 - General Martos' troops occupy Soldau/Neidenburg East Prussia
1914 - German troops execute 384 inhabitants of Tamines Belgium
1914 - Von Ludendorff & von Hindenburg move into E Prussia enroute to Russia
1917 - Pitts Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Dodgers
1921 - J Edgar Hoover becomes asst director of FBI
1923 - Paavo Nurmi runs world record mile (4:10.4)
1926 - Gold discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa
1926 - Greek dictator Gen Pangulos driven out
1927 - Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers
1930 - Australia regain Ashes on 6th day of 5th Cricket Test
1932 - BBS begins experimental regular TV broadcasts
1932 - The BBC first experiments with television broadcasting. (See also Timeline of the BBC.)
1933 - Bill Veeck, urges midsummer inter-league games & a split season
1933 - International Zionists Congress opens in Prague
1934 - Australia beat England by 562 runs to regain Cricket Ashes
1934 - Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell hits 2 HRs to beat White Sox 3-2 in 12
1939 - Dutch border guards take positions for German invasion
1939 - Premier De Geer recalls Dutch vacationers in Black Forest
1941 - Nazi troops reach Lenningrad
1942 - Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy
1943 - Soviet troops free Karkov
1944 - Hitler orders Paris to be destroyed [or 23rd]
1944 - Last transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany
1945 - Bob Cristofani scores 110 for Aust Services at Old Trafford
1945 - England defeat Aust Services by 6 wkts in 5th Victory Test Cricket
1945 - Noel Coward's revue "Sigh no More," premieres in London
1945 - Vietnam conflict begins as Ho Chi Minh leads a successful coup
1946 - Baseball approves a 168-game schedule, but later rescinds it
1946 - Mikko Hietanen wins Oslo marathon (2:24:55)
1947 - 14th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Chi Bears 0 (105,840)
1950 - Abdel Rehim swims English Channel (10:50)
1950 - Althea Gibson becomes 1st black competetor in natl tennis competition
1950 - Rotterdam harbor strike end
1951 - Harlem Globetrotters play in Olympic Stadium, Berlin before 75,052
1952 - The penal colony on Devil's Island is permanently closed.
1953 - John Norman Lewis contends players have no desire to form a union
1953 - Shah of Persia returns to Teheran
1954 - WPTV TV channel 5 in Palm Beach, FL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 - Elvis Presley begins filming "The Reno Brothers" (Love Me Tender)
1956 - Pres Eisenhower & VP Nixon renominated by Rep convention in SF
1957 - Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1958 - Argos' Boyd Carter, Dave Mann combine for record 131-yd punt return
1958 - Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1959 - Cin Red Frank Robinson hits 3 consecutive HRs
1960 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Asheville Golf Open
1960 - Gil Hodges set NL righty HR record with #352
1961 - Maris hits his 50th of 61 homers
1962 - Failed assassination on president De Gaulle
1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 - Savannah, world's 1st nuclear-powered ship, completes maiden voyage from Yorktown, Va, to Savannah, Ga
1963 - NASA civilian test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 67 miles (106 km)
1964 - Guinee, Liberia & Ivory Coast form joint market
1964 - Supreme's "Where Did Our Love Go," reaches #1
1965 - Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open
1965 - LA Dodger pitcher Juan Marachal hits SF Giant catcher John Roseboro on the head with his bat causing a 14 minute brawl
1966 - Beatles arrive in NYC
1968 - 1st papal visit to Latin America (Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota)
1968 - Cynthia Lennon sues John Lennon for divorce on adultry
1968 - Pope Paul VI opens Eucharistic congress in Bogota
1969 - Beatles record a video for "Long & Winding Road"
1969 - Gloria O Smith, (NY), crowned 2nd Miss Black America
1969 - Hurricane Camille strikes US Gulf Coast kills 255
1971 - Bolivian military coup under col Hugo Banzer, pres Torres driven out
1971 - Pam Barnett wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open
1971 - J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the Camden 28.
1972 - International Olympic Committee exspells Rhodesia
1972 - Rhodesia is expelled by the IOC for its racist policies.
1973 - Chilean parliament accuses pres Allende violating laws
1973 - Henry Kissinger succeeds William Rogers as min of Foreign affairs
1975 - Assassination attempt on president Gerald Ford
1975 - McNichols Sports Arena in Denver opens
1976 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1978 - Sandinistas occupy National Palace in Managua Nicaragua
1979 - 200 black leaders, meet in NY, to support Andrew Young
1980 - Bill Veeck agrees to sell Chicago White Sox to Eddie DeBartolo Sr for $20,000,000, AL owners block the sale
1982 - Gen Ariel Sharon urges Palestinians to discuss peaceful coexistence
1982 - Israeli General Ariel Sharon urges Palestinians to discuss peace
1982 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
1984 - Evelyn Ashford of US ties world women's mark for 100 m, 10.76 sec
1984 - Last Volkswagen Rabbit produced
1984 - Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200
1984 - Rep convention in Dallas renominates Pres Reagan & VP Bush
1984 - South African election for parliament boycvotted
1985 - 30th Walker Cup: US wins 13-11
1985 - Airtours Boeing-737 crashes at airport of Manchester, 55 killed
1986 - Gas from Volcano Chamberoen kills 1,734 (Cameroon)
1986 - NASA announces tests designed to verify ignition pressure dynamics
1987 - Madonna's "Who's That Girl," single goes #1
1988 - Australia unveils 1st platinum coin (Koala)
1988 - NBC premieres "Later" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee)
1988 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989 - 1st complete ring around Neptune discovered
1989 - Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson)
1990 - Pres Bush calls up military reserves
1991 - Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 100 m backstroke (1:00.31)
1992 - Matthews & Warne spin Australia to a famous win v Sri Lanka
1992 - FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
1993 - "In the Summer House" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 25 perfs
1993 - Hiromi Kobayash wins Minnesota LPGA Golf Classic
1994 - DNA testing links OJ Simpson to murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman
1994 - Wim Cook govt forms in Neth
1995 - FBI agent Lon Horiuchi shoots at Randy Weaver's cabin in Idaho
2003 - Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is suspended after refusing to comply with a federal court order to remove a rock inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the Alabama Supreme Court building.
2004 - A version of The Scream and Madonna, two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from a museum in Oslo, Norway.
2007 - The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.
2007 - The Storm botnet, a botnet created by the Storm Worm, sends out a record 57 million e-mails in one day



Births on August 22

1530 - Bartolomeo Spontone, composer
1601 - Georges de Scudéry, French writer (d. 1667)
1615 - Christopher Gibbons, composer
1624 - Jean Renaud de Segrais, French writer (d. 1701)
1647 - Denis Papin, French physicist (Papiniaanse pot, steam machine)
1679 - Pierre Guérin de Tencin, French cardinal (d. 1758)
1681 - Pierre Danican Philidor, composer
1753 - Christian Friedrich Ruppe, composer
1760 - Leo XII, [Annibale Sermattei], Italy, Pope (1823-29)
1764 - Charles Percier, French architect (d. 1838)
1766 - Joseph-Denis Doche, composer
1771 - Jan Joseph Rosler, composer
1771 - Henry Maudslay, English inventor (d. 1831)
1773 - Aimé Bonpland, French explorer (d. 1858)
1779 - James Kirke Paulding, American author (d. 1860)
1788 - Thomas Tredgold, engineer/carpenter
1795 - Abraham Capadose, physician/missionary
1800 - William S. Harney, U.S. general (d. 1889)
1800 - Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar (d. 1865)
1811 - William Kelly, American inventor (d. 1888)
1822 - George Stoneman, US Union general-major/(Gov-Calif, 1883-87)
1822 - Virginia Clemm Poe, wife of Edgar Allan Poe (d. 1847)
1827 - Edouard Silas, composer
1827 - Josef Strauss, Austria, composer (Dorfschwalben aus Austria)
1827 - Joseph Anthony Mower, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1870
1827 - Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman, industrialist and politician (d. 1906)
1834 - Nathaniel Harrison Harris, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1834 - Samuel Pierpont Langley, American astronomer (d. 1906)
1836 - Archibald M Willard, US, artist (Spirit of '76)
1845 - William Lewis Douglas, 42nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1924)
1846 - B Amalie Skram-Alver, Norway, writer (Hellemyrsfolket)
1847 - Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, composer
1848 - Melville E. Stone, American newspaper publisher (d. 1929)
1852 - Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy)
1854 - Milan I, King of Serbia
1857 - Ned Hanlon, American baseball player and manager (d. 1937)
1860 - Paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow Award)
1860 - Eleonore of Reuss-Köstritz, tsaritsa of Bulgaria (d. 1917)
1862 - Claude Debussy, St Germain-en-Laye, composer (La Mer, Clair de lune)
1865 - Piet A W Hopmans, bishop of Breda (Eucharistic Crusade)
1867 - Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist (d. 1939)
1873 - Karl Nef, Swiss musicologist
1873 - Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician and philosopher (d. 1928)
1874 - Edward Cuthbert Bairstow, composer
1874 - Max Scheler, German philosopher (Vom Umsturz der Werte)
1880 - George Herriman, American cartoonist (d. 1944)
1880 - Gorch Fock, German author and poet (d. 1916)
1882 - Harry Makepeace, cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21)
1888 - Violet Farebrother, Grimsby England, actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue)
1890 - Floyd Henri Allport, US psychologist/sociologist
1891 - Francis McDonald, Bowling Green Ky, actor (Will-Adv of Champion)
1891 - Jacques Lipchitz, Polish/French/US painter/cubist sculptor
1892 - Percy Fender, cricketer (legendary Surrey & England all-rounder)
1893 - Dorothy Parker, NJ, short story writer (1958 Marjorie Peabody Award)
1894 - Cecil Kellaway, South Africa, actor (Mr Earnshaw-Wuthering Heights)
1895 - Paul White, Bangor Maine, composer (Adante & Rondo for Cello)
1895 - Paul Comtois, French Canadian politician (d. 1966)
1897 - Bill Woodfull, cricketer (Australian captain in the Bodyline series)
1898 - Francine Larrimore, Verdun France, actress (John Meade's Woman)
1900 - Elizabeth Bergner, Vienna Austria, actress (Catherine the Great)
1900 - Sergei Ozhegov, Russian lexicographer (d. 1964)
1902 - Leni Riefenstahl, [Helene Bertha Amalie], Germany, actress (Tiefland)
1902 - Roy Armstrong, English historian (History of Sussex)
1902 - Thomas Pelly, American politician (d. 1973)
1903 - René Wellek, Vienna Austria, writer (Concepts of Criticism)
1904 - Deng Xiaoping, Chinese party leader (1976-1983)
1905 - Wade Crosby, IA, actor (Sign of Wolf, Tales of Robin Hood)
1907 - Oliver F McGowan, Kipling AL, actor (Banning, Stagecoach)
1908 - Henri Cartier-Bresson, Chanteloup, France, photographer
1909 - Mel Hein, NFL center (NY Giants)
1909 - Sergius Kagen, composer
1909 - Stojan T Daskalov, Bulgaria, writer (A Farm)
1909 - Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter (d. 2000)
1911 - Edith Atwater, Chic, actress (Phyllis-Love on a Rooftop)
1911 - Somerset de Chair, MP
1912 - Edith Porada, art historian/archaeologist
1913 - Robert Schollum, composer
1913 - Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist (d. 1993)
1915 - David Dellinger, American social rights and peace movement leader (d. 2004)
1915 - Hugh Paddick, British actor (d. 2000)
1915 - James Hillier, Co-inventor of the electron microscope (d. 2007)
1916 - John Slater, London England, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass)
1917 - John Lee Hooker, Clarksdale Mississippi, blues guitarist (Canned Heat)
1918 - Mary McGrory, American journalist (d. 2004)
1919 - Earl Cathcart, British major-general
1919 - Leo Pliatzky, senior civil servant
1920 - Anthony Tuke, CEO (Savoy Hotel Groups)
1920 - Denton Cooley, Houston, heart surgeon (1st artifical heart transplant)
1920 - Pierre A Lauffer, Antillian poet (Patria)
1920 - Ray[mond Douglas] Bradbury, Ill, sci-fi author (Fahrenheit 451)
1920 - W Schnurre, writer
1921 - James Menter, principal (Queen Mary College)
1922 - Micheline Presle, Paris, actress (Nea, Donkey Skin)
1923 - Gerald Long, journalist/CEO (Reuters)
1924 - Andrzej Markowski, composer
1924 - James Kirkwood, LA CA, actor/writer (Hired Wife)
1924 - Peter Allsop, publisher
1926 - Bob Flannigan, rocker (Four Freshmen)
1926 - Honor Blackman, London, actress (*bleep* Galore-Goldfinger)
1926 - Marc Bohan, dress designer
1927 - Aleksandar Obradovic, composer
1928 - John Lupton, Highland Park Ill, actor (Tom-Broken Arrow)
1928 - Tinga Seisay, Sierra Leonean diplomat and pro-democracy advocate
1929 - Baroness Ewart-Biggs, British (Lab) spokesperson on Home Affairs
1930 - Gilmar, Brazilian football player
1932 - Gerald P Carr, Denver Colorado, Col USMC/astronaut (Skylab 4)
1932 - Theoni Vachliotis aldredge, award winning costume designer
1933 - Irmtraud Morgner, writer
1933 - Sylva Koscina, Zagreb Yugo, actress (Jessica, Hercules)
1934 - Diana Sands, NYC, actress (Raisin in the Sun, Doctor's Wife)
1934 - H Norman Schwarzkopf, Trenton NJ, 4-star Army general (Gulf War)
1934 - John M Chowning, composer
1934 - Margaret Douglas, chief political adviser (BBC)
1935 - Morton Dean, Fall River Mass, TV newscaster (CBS, ABC)
1935 - Richard W Howard, Okla City Ok, 400m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1960)
1935 - E. Annie Proulx, American author
1936 - Anne Downey, British circuit judge
1936 - Lex P Humphries, drummer
1937 - Donald MacLeary, dancer
1937 - Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)
1938 - Dale Hawkins, music writer (Suzy Q)
1938 - Paul Maguire, American football commentator
1939 - Candido Lima, composer
1939 - Carl Yastrzemski, NY, Boston Red Sox great (1967 AL MVP, Hall of Fame)
1939 - Fred Milano, Bronx NY, rocker (Dion & The Belmonts) [or 8/26/40]
1940 - Antony Crosthwaite-Eyre, English publisher/multi-millionaire
1940 - David Vance, horse trainer
1940 - George Reinholt, Phila, actor (Steve-Another World, One Life to Live)
1940 - John Banham, director-general (CBI)
1940 - Valerie Harper, Sufferin NY, (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, Valerie)
1941 - Bill Parcells, NFL coach (NY Giants, NY Jets, NE Patriots)
1941 - Hannspeter Winter, Austrian plasma physicist
1942 - Kathy Lennon, Santa Monica Calif, singer (Lennon Sisters)
1942 - Uğur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer (d. 1993)
1943 - Alun Michael, MP (Labour)
1943 - Masatoshi Shima, Japanese computer scientist
1944 - Henk Veldhoen, biochemist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
1945 - Derek Fatchett, MP (Labour)
1945 - James G Richardson, Gainesville Fla, actor (Tim Cassidy-Sierra)
1945 - Ron Dante, Staten Island NY, rock vocalist (Archies-Sugar, Sugar)
1945 - Steve Kroft, Kokomo Ind, co-editor (60 Minutes)
1945 - Erol Gelenbe, Turkish computer scientist and mathematician
1946 - Felix Meurders, Dutch radio host
1947 - Bud Cramer, (Rep-D-Alabama)
1947 - Cindy Williams, Van Nuys Calif, actress (Shirley- Laverne & Shirley)
1947 - Donna Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead)
1948 - Rob Buckman, British broadcaster/actor (Pink Medicine Show)
1948 - Eleonora Brown, Italian actress
1949 - Diana Nyad, swimmer (1st to swim Bahamas to Fla-1979)
1949 - Doug Bair, baseball player
1949 - Þórarinn Eldjárn, Icelandic writer
1949 - Alfred Musema, Rwandan genocidaire
1950 - Teresa Davis, rocker
1950 - Ray Burris, baseball player
1950 - I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, White House Chief of Staff
1951 - Chandra Prakash Mainali, Nepalese politician
1952 - Peter Laughner, American musician (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu) (d. 1977)
1953 - Paul Ellering, American wrestling manager
1954 - Frank Marino, rocker
1954 - John Colwell, Kingston Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1978 Simon Fraser)
1955 - Will Shetterly, writer
1955 - Chiranjeevi, Telugu film actor
1956 - Jeff Lloyd, jockey
1956 - Paul Molitor, St Paul MN, infielder (Mn Twins, 1993 World Series MVP)
1956 - Peter Taylor, cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-92)
1957 - Holly Dunn, San Antonio Tx, country singer (Daddy's Hands)
1957 - Randy Romero, Garden City NY, jockey (Breeder's Cup 1987-89)
1957 - Steve Davis, snooker player
1958 - Elhadjdia Ba, Dakar Senegal, hurdler (Olympic-silver-1988)
1958 - Ian Mitchell, Edinburgh, rocker (Bay City Rollers)
1958 - Colm Feore, American actor
1958 - Lane Huffman, American professional wrestler
1958 - Vernon Reid, American musician (Living Colour)
1959 - Denise Curry, Daivs Calif, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
1959 - Juan Croucier, heavy metal rocker (Ratt-Round & Round)
1959 - Pia Gjellerup, Danish politician
1961 - Debbi Peterson, LA Calif, rock drummer (Bangles-Eternal Flame)
1961 - Jay Ashton, rocker (Gene Loves Jezebel)
1961 - John Kidd, NFL punter (Miami Dolphins)
1961 - Roland Orzabal, rock vocalist (Tears for Fears-Shout, Head over Heels)
1962 - Gene Craig Sauers, Savannah GA, PGA golfer (1986 Bank of Boston)
1962 - James Debarge, Grand Rapids Mi, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Debarge)
1962 - Marie Laurie Mahabir, Guadeloupe, N Amer Bodybuilding Champ (1985-87)
1963 - Lily Yip, Canton China, US table tennis player (Olympics-92, 96)
1963 - Terry Catledge, NBA star (Orlando Magic)
1963 - Thomas Ansberry, Okinawa Japan, US 10K runner
1963 - Tori Amos, [Myra Ellen Amos], NC, pianist/vocalist (Under The Pink,)
1964 - Dean Evason, Flin Flon, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
1964 - Mats Wilander, Vaxjo Sweden, tennis star (1988-US, Aust, French)
1965 - Patricia Hy-Boulais, Cambodia, tennis star (1994 Auckland doubles)
1965 - Tom Gibis, American voice actor
1966 - Mark Michaels, heavy metal guitarist (Teach Yourself Rhythm Guitar)
1966 - Rob Witschge, Dutch soccer star (Ajax/Feyenoord)
1966 - GZA, American rapper
1967 - Curt Bourque, jockey
1967 - Layne Staley, US rock singer/guitarist (Alice in Chains-Dirt)
1967 - Wale', Lagos Nigeria, model
1967 - Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, British actor
1967 - Ant, American comedian
1967 - Ty Burrell, American actor

1967 - Alfred Gough, American screenwriter
1967 - Yukiko Okada, Japanese singer (d. 1986)
1968 - Henrik Holm, Sweden, tennis star
1968 - Horst Skoff, Austria, tennis star
1968 - Michael Curry, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks)
1968 - Paul Ereng, Kenya, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1988)
1968 - Paul Colman, Australian guitarist (Newsboys)
1968 - Casper Christensen, Danish comedian
1968 - Rich Lowry, American magazine editor
1968 - Alexander Mostovoi, Russian footballer
1969 - Hipolito Pichardo, Esperanza Dom Rep, pitcher (KC Royals)
1969 - Maurice Graef, soccer player (VVW, Roda JC)
1970 - Jean-Michel Bombardier, Brantford Ont Canada, ice pairs (1995, 96 Can)
1970 - Charlie Connelly, English writer
1970 - Giada De Laurentiis, Italian/American chef and television host
1971 - Bernard Carter, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Jaguars, Frankfurt Galaxy)
1971 - Richard Armitage, English actor
1971 - Rick Yune, American actor
1972 - Marliece Andrada, Manteca Calif, playmate (March 1998)
1972 - Stephen Boyd, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)
1972 - Max Wilson, Brazilian racing driver
1973 - Jennifer Makris, Miss USA-New Jersey (1997, top 10)
1973 - Kristen Wiig, American comedian
1973 - Howie Dorough, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
1974 - Brimstone, American professional wrestler
1974 - Agustín Pichot, Argentine rugby player
1974 - Stefano Verderi, Italian guitarist
1975 - Charles C Smith, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
1975 - Mbali Gasa, Miss South Africa Universe (1997)
1975 - Robert Enes, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1975 - Clint Bolton, Australian footballer
1975 - Sheree Murphy, British actress
1975 - Rodrigo Santoro, Brazilian actor
1976 - Jim Weaver, Northridge Calif, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1976 - Lia Victoria Borrero, Miss Panama Universe (1997)
1977 - Heiðar Helguson, Icelandic footballer
1978 - Jeff Stinco, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
1979 - Brandon Quintin Adams, American actor
1980 - Roland Benschneider, German footballer
1980 - Christi Shake, American model and actress
1980 - Nicolas Macrozonaris, French-Canadian track-and-field athlete
1981 - Alex Holmes, American football player
1983 - Theo Bos, Dutch cyclist
1983 - Laura Breckenridge, American actress
1984 - Lee Camp, English footballer
1986 - Keiko Kitagawa, Japanese actress




Deaths on August 22


408 - Flavius Stilicho, West Roman field leader (395-408), dies at 48
634 - Abd Allah Abu Bekr, Arabic merchant/1st kalief of Islam, dies
1155 - Konoe, Emperor of Japan (b. 1139)
1188 - Ferdinand II, King of Leon (b. 1137)
1241 - Gregory IX, [Ugolino di Segni], Italian Pope, dies
1280 - Nicholas III, [Giovanni Gaetano Orsini], Italian Pope (1277-80), dies
1286 - Erik V Klipping, king of Denmark, murdered
1304 - John II, Count of Hainaut (b. 1247)
1350 - Philips VI, of Valois, King of France (1328-50), dies
1358 - Isabella, Queen of England (b. circa 1295)
1367 - Egidius AC Albornor, Spanish archbishop of Toledo, dies at about 57
1485 - Richard III, king of England (1483-85), killed in battle at 32
1532 - William Warham, English archbishop of Canterbury (1502-32), dies at 82
1553 - John Dudley, English Lord Admiral/premier (1551-53), beheaded
1572 - Thomas Percy, 7th Earl of Northumberland (b. 1528)
1584 - Jan Kochanowski, Polish writer (b. 1530)
1599 - Beatrice Cenci, Italian noblewoman (b. 1577)
1599 - Luca Marenzio, Italian composer (b. c. 1553)
1607 - Bartholomew Gosnold, English explorer and privateer (b. 1572)
1609 - Maharal of Prague, Jewish mystic and philosopher (b. 1525)
1652 - Jacob De la Gardie, Swedish soldier and statesman (b. 1583)
1680 - Johann Georg II, Elector of Saxony (1656-80), dies at 67
1701 - John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman (b. 1628)
1711 - Louis François, duc de Boufflers, French marshal (b. 1644)
1752 - William Whiston, English mathematician (b. 1667)
1755 - Caspar Burman, historian/mayor (Utrecht), dies
1773 - George Lyttelton, English writer and politician (b. 1709)
1793 - Louis Duke de Noailles, marshal of France, dies at 80
1797 - Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, Alsatian-born Austrian general (b. 1724)
1801 - Pieter G van Overstraten, gov-gen of Neth-Indies, dies at 46
1806 - Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French artist (b. 1732)
1818 - Warren Hastings, 1st governor-general of India (1773-84), dies at 85
1828 - Franz Joseph Gall, German/French physician (frenology), dies at 70
1831 - John White, composer, dies at 52
1850 - Nikolaus Lenau, writer, dies at 48
1861 - Xianfeng, Emperor of China (b. 1831)
1862 - Henry Bohlen, German/US brig-general (Union), dies in battle at 51
1866 - George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies
1874 - Sydney Thompson Dobell, poet, dies
1879 - Friedrich August Kummer, composer, dies at 82
1886 - Jose da Silva Mendes Leal, Portuguese author (Indiana), dies at 67
1889 - John Sanger, circus entrepreneur, dies
1890 - Vasile Alecsandri, Romania poet/Foreign minister, dies at 69
1891 - Jan Neruda, Czech author (b. 1834)
1893 - Ernst II, duke of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93)/composer, dies at 75
1901 - Gunnar Wennerberg, composer, dies at 83
1903 - Robert A T G C Salisbury, British premier (1885..1902), dies at 73
1910 - George Palmer, cricketer (17 Tests for Aust 1880-86, 78 wickets), dies
1912 - Pope Gregory IX, dies
1914 - Raffenel, French general (3rd Colonial Div, WW I), dies in battle
1914 - Rondoney, French general (3rd Colonial Div, WW I), dies in battle
1914 - Giacomo Radini-Tedeschi Italian religious figure
1918 - Korbinian Brodmann, German neurologist (b. 1868)
1920 - Anders Zorn, Swedish painter (Gustavus Vasa), dies at 60
1922 - Michael Collins, Irish nationalist leader, killed in ambush
1926 - Charles William Elliot, Pres of Harvard (1869-1909), dies at 92
1926 - Charles William Eliot, American University president (b. 1834)
1929 - Otto Liman von Sanders, German general in Turkey (WW I), dies at 74
1933 - Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses), dies at 62
1936 - Juliette Adam-Lamber, French author (Salon/Nouvelle Revue), dies at 99
1937 - David C Salas, Antillian writer (Josephina), dies
1940 - Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, English physicist (b. 1851)
1942 - Henry Eichheim, composer, dies at 72
1942 - Mikhailmichel Fokine, Russian ballet dancer/choreographer, dies
1944 - Raymond Aimos, actor (Golem, Mayerling, La Bandera), dies at 55
1950 - Kirk Bryan, American geologist (b. 1888)
1951 - J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (b. 1884)
1953 - Jim Tabor, American baseball player (b. 1916)
1958 - Roger Martin du Gard, novelist/playwright, dies
1960 - Eduard Pütsep, Estonian wrestler (b. 1898)
1963 - William Richard Morris, 1st viscount Nuffield motor manufacturer, dies
1965 - Henriette de Vreker-Verschuur, actress (Revolt in Mental Home), dies
1965 - Ellen Church, American airline stewardess (b. 1904)
1966 - Apolinary Szeluto, composer, dies at 82
1967 - Tom Conway, actor (Mrs Minerva), dies of liver ailment at 63
1967 - Gregory Goodwin Pincus, American endocrinologist (b. 1903)
1970 - Richard Frank Donovan, composer, dies at 78
1970 - Vladimir Propp, Russian structuralist scholar (b. 1895)
1973 - Louise Huff, actress (Sea Waif, Caprice, Disraeli), dies at 77
1974 - Jacob Bronowsky, British mathematician/cultural historian, dies at 66
1976 - Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, pres of Brazil (1955-60), dies at 73
1976 - Oskar Brusewitz, East German vicar, sets self on fire
1976 - Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist (b. 1913)
1977 - Sebastian Cabot, actor (Mr French-Family Affair), dies at 59
1978 - Ignazio Silone, Italian author (Fontamara, Pane e vino), dies at 78
1978 - Jomo Kenyatta, 1st premier of Kenya (1963-78), dies at 83
1979 - Henry Beernink, politician, dies at 69
1979 - James T Farrell, US writer (French Girls are Vicious), dies
1980 - James Smith McDonnell, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1899)
1980 - Alfred Neubauer, German racing team manager (b. 1891)
1984 - Charles Whittenberg, composer, dies at 57
1985 - Ginty Lush, cricketer (NSW quickie of 30's), dies
1989 - Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (b. 1933)
1990 - Merlin Marston, actor (Blue Sky), dies of non-Hodgkins lymphoma at 45
1991 - Boris Pugo, USSR minister of Interior (1990), commits suicide
1991 - Colleen Dewhurst, actress (Murphy Brown), dies of cancer at 67
1993 - Don Getz, US filmer (Playpoint)
1993 - Kasdi Merbah, PM of Algeria (1988-89), assassinated
1994 - Leo Lerman, actor/manager/critic (Dance Magazine), dies at 80
1994 - Tom Quirke, journalist, dies at 42
1995 - Jose Antonio Giron de Velasco, politician, dies at 83
1996 - David Donaldson, painter, dies at 80
1996 - Robert Lewis Campbell Lorimer, publisher, dies at 77
1996 - William James Millar Mackenzie, political scientist, dies at 87
1997 - Mary Louise Smith, chairman (Rep), dies at 82
2003 - Arnold Gerschwiler, Swiss figure skating trainer (b. 1914)
2003 - Generosa Ammon, American widow of Ted Ammon (b. 1956)
2003 - Imperio Argentina, Argentinian singer and actress (b. 1906)
2004 - Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (b. 1960)
2004 - Daniel Petrie, Canadian television and movie director (b. 1920)
2004 - Al Dvorin, American Elvis Presley concert announcer (b. 1922)
2005 - Luc Ferrari, French composer (b. 1929)
2006 - Bruce Gary, American rock drummer (The Knack) (b. 1951)
2008 - Gladys Powers, Canadian World War I veteran (b. 1899)
2009 - Elmer Kelton, American Western novelist (b. 1926)
2010 - Stjepan Bobek, Yugoslav football player (b. 1923)



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History, Births, and Deaths for August 23


79 - Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
406 - Battle at Florence: Stilicho's Roman army beats Radagaisus' Barbarians
476 - Odoacer elected King of Byzantine
1046 - King Henry III gives money to Utrecht Deventer diocese
1305 - William Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England.
1328 - Battle at Kassel: French troops stop uprising of Flemish farmers
1328 - King Philip VI of France, crowned
1441 - Holland & Hanzesteden sign cease fire treaty
1514 - Battle of Chaldiran ended with a decisive victory for the Sultan Selim I, Ottoman Empire, over the Shah Ismail I, Safavids founder.
1541 - French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada.
1542 - Rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code
1553 - Bishop Stephen Gardiner appointed English Lord Chancellor
1555 - Calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands.
1566 - Beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam
1566 - Land guardian Margaretha van Parma grants Calvinists rights
1582 - French van Valois pays tribute to earl of Flanders
1595 - Michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni.
1614 - University of Groningen opens
1617 - 1st one-way streets open (London)
1708 - Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.
1711 - Admiral Hovenden Walkers fleet reach St Lawrence
1784 - Eastern Tennessee settlers declare their area an independent state & name it Franklin; a year later the Continental Congress rejects it
1796 - African Methodist Episcopal Church incorporated
1799 - Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power.
1813 - Battle of Grossbeeren - Prussians under Von Bulow repulse French
1821 - Mexico declares independence
1833 - Britain abolishes slavery in colonies; 700,000 slaves freed
1838 - Mt Holyoke Female Seminary (South Hadley, Mass) 1st graduating class
1839 - British capture Hong Kong from China
1850 - 1st national women's rights convention convenes in Worcester Mass
1862 - Skirmish at Big Hill, Kentucky (2 Federal regiments)
1864 - Union troops/fleet occupy Fort Morgan, Alabama
1866 - Treaty of Prague ends Austro-Prussian war
1869 - 1st carload of freight (boots & shoes) arrives in SF, from Boston
1872 - 1st Japanese coml ship visits SF, carrying tea
1873 - Albert Bridge creossing Thames opens
1879 - Governor-general Charles Gordon of Sudan returns to Cairo
1883 - Phillies make 27 errors against Providence (wild pitches, walks & & passballs count as errors prior to 1888)
1889 - 1st ship-to-shore wireless message received in US (SF)
1896 - First Cry of the Philippine Revolution is made in Pugad Lawin (Quezon City), in the province of Manila.
1898 - 18th US Mens Tennis: Malcolm Whitman beats Dwight Davis (36 62 62 61)
1900 - National Negro Business League organizes (Boston)
1903 - 6th Zionist Congres, Theodor Herzl declares Jewish state
1904 - Automobile tire chain patented
1906 - Chicago White Sox win 19th straight, beating Wash Senators
1906 - Cuba's 1st president Tomés Estrada Palma asks for US intervention
1907 - Pitts Howie Camnitz no-hits NY Giants, 1-0 in 5 inning game
1910 - Fred Clarke makes a record 4 outfield assists for Pittsburgh
1911 - British premier Asquith holds secret meeting about British strategy in case of war with Germany
1914 - -24] German troops plunder Belgium
1914 - Battle at Mons: general von Klucks troops beat Britten
1914 - Gen von Hausen executes 612 inhabitants of Dinant Belgium
1914 - Japan declares war on Germany in World War I
1915 - Czar Nicolaas II takes control of Russian Army
1916 - Military court of Berlin sentences Karl Liebknecht to 4 years
1917 - Race riot in Houston Texas (2 blacks & 11 whites killed)
1919 - "Gasoline Alley" cartoon strip premieres in Chicago Tribune
1920 - M R Rinehart & A Hopwood's "Bat," premieres in NYC
1923 - Capt. Lowell Smith and Lt. John P. Richter performed the first mid-air refueling on De Havilland DH-4B, setting an endurance flight record of 37 hours.
1924 - Mars' closest approach to Earth since 10th century
1926 - 40th US Womens Tennis: Molla B Mallory beats Elizabeth Ryan (46 64 97)
1929 - Arabs attack Jews in Israel
1930 - 44th US Womens Tennis: Betty Nuthall beats Anna McCune Harper (61 64)
1931 - 45th US Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Eileen B Whitingstall (64 61)
1931 - Count Gyula Károlyi becomes premier of Hungary
1931 - Phila A's Lefty Grove, loses 1-0 (Browns) after winning 16 straight
1933 - 1st TV boxing match - Archie Sexton & Laurie Raiteri in London
1936 - 17 year old Bob Feller's 1st game, he strikes out 15 St Louis Browns
1938 - England score 7-903 decl v Australia Hutton 364
1939 - John Cobb (Britain) drives 365.85 MPH (593.48 KPH) at Bonneville Flats
1939 - Molotov-Ribbentrop pact: East Europe divided between Hitler & Stalin
1939 - USSR & Germany sign a non-agression pact
1939 - Molotov-Ribbentrop-pact (Soviet Union neutral/Poland divided)
1940 - German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London
1940 - Queen Wilhelmina fires premier De Geer
1942 - 1st US flights to land on Guadalcanal
1942 - Battle of Stalingrad: 600 Luftwaffers bomb Stalingrad (40,000 die)
1942 - British Premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Cairo
1942 - Walter Johnson pitches to Babe Ruth in pregame attraction that draws 69,000 for NY-Wash game (raises $80,000 for Army-Navy relief
1942 - World War II: The last cavalry charge in history takes place at Izbushensky.
1943 - Red army recaptures Charkow
1943 - World War II: Kharkov liberated.
1944 - 94.5°F (34.7°C) in De Bilt Netherlands & 101.5°F (38.6°C) in Warnsvelt
1944 - Allied troops capture Marseilles France
1944 - General George Leclercs troops advance towards Paris
1944 - General Montgomery consults with Generals Bradley/Eisenhower
1944 - King Michael of Romania ordered his forces to cease fire against Allies & dismissed the pro-Axis premier, Marshal Ion Antonescu
1944 - Romania liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day)
1944 - Sammellager Drancy freed
1944 - US 20th Army corp enter Fontainebleau/Melun de Seine
1944 - US B-24 crashes into school in Freckelton England, 76 killed
1944 - World War II: Marseille liberated.
1946 - 13th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Los Angeles 0 (97,380)
1946 - Ordinance No. 46 of the British Military Government constitutes the German Land (state) of Schleswig-Holstein.
1947 - Pres Truman's daughter, Margaret's 1st public singing concert
1948 - Earl Bernadotte asks aid for fugitives to Palestine
1948 - World Council of Churches formed by 147 churches from 44 countries
1950 - Jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12)
1950 - West Germany & Japan readmitted to Intl Amateur Athletic Federation
1952 - Arab League security pact goes into effect
1952 - Giants Bob Elliot is ejected for arguing a strike, Bobby Hoffman complete his at bat, he strikes out & is also ejected for arguing
1953 - Braves Phil Paine is 1st former major leaguer to play in Japan
1953 - Cyclist Arie Van Vliet becomes world champion sprinter
1953 - Dutch DC-6 crashes near Ymuiden in North Sea, 21 die
1953 - KBAK TV channel 29 in Bakersfield, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 - Phil Grate sets record for throwing a baseball (443'3")
1953 - USSR performs nuclear test
1954 - President Getulio Vargas of Brazil resigns temporarily
1954 - First flight of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.
1955 - Betty Jameson wins LPGA White Mountain Golf Open
1957 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 - China PR resumes fire on Quemoi & Matsoe
1958 - Marie Ashton completes playing piano a female record 133 hours
1958 - Chinese Civil War: The Second Taiwan Strait crisis begins with the People's Liberation Army's bombardment of Quemoy.
1959 - Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open
1960 - World's largest frog (3.3 kg) caught (Equatorial Guinea)
1961 - Belgium sends troops to Rwanda-Urundi
1961 - East Germany imposed new curbs on travel between West & East Berlin
1961 - US lunar probe Ranger 1 reaches 190 km from Earth, falls back
1962 - 1st Europe-US live TV program (via Telstar)
1962 - John Lennon weds Cynthia Powell
1963 - Beatles release "She Loves You" in UK
1963 - Ringo admits he wrote a song "Don't Pass Me By"
1963 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 - Marilynn Smith wins Albuquerque Professional Amateur Golf Tournament
1964 - St Louis Cards are 11 games back in NL, & win World Series
1966 - Lunar Orbiter 1 takes 1st photograph of Earth from Moon
1968 - Ringo quits Beatles over a disagreement, temporarily
1968 - Yanks & Tigers play 3-3 tie in 19 due to 1 AM curfew
1969 - Audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno
1969 - France's Une De Mai wins International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)
1970 - Kathy Ahern wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
1970 - Roberto Clemente compiles his record 2nd straight 5-hit game
1971 - WGTU TV channel 29 in Traverse City, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1972 - Republican convention (Miami Beach, Fla) renominates VP Agnew but not unanimous-1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley)
1972 - Chicago's Dick Allen is 4th (Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, & Alex Johnson) to homer into Comiskey Park's center field bleachers
1973 - Intelsat communications satellite launched
1974 - John Lennon reports seeing a UFO in NYC
1974 - Zaheer Abbas scores 240 Pakistan v England at The Cricket Oval
1975 - Classical Way wins Championship Cup at Roosevelt Raceway
1975 - Communists take over Laos
1975 - Ethiopian junta under Mengistu Haile
1975 - Free guitarist Paul Kossoff revived from dead after heart attack
1975 - Philip Kapleau conducts 1st jukai ceremony in Poland
1975 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1976 - Heavy earthquake strikes China, 1,000s die
1977 - 1st man-powered flight of a mile (Bryan Allen in Gossamer Condor)
1977 - Marxist philosopher Rudolf Bahro imprisoned in German DR
1978 - Iranian students occupies Iranian embassy at Wassenaar
1979 - Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in NYC
1979 - Iran army opens offensive against Kurds
1979 - UN's Vienna office opens
1980 - Charlie Finley sells A's for $127M to Haas (owners of Levi Strauss)
1981 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf
1982 - Lebanese falangist leader Bechir Gemayel elected as president
1982 - Seattle Mariner pitcher Gaylord Perry ejected for throwing a spitter
1982 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1985 - Said Aouita of Morocco sets 1.5k record (3:29.46) in Berlin
1985 - South African attorney/UDF leader "Dulah" Omar arrested
1985 - West German top counter espionage Hans Tiedge moves to German DR
1985 - Paul Hornung awarded $1,160,000 by a Louisville court against NCAA who barred him as a college football analyst for betting on games
1986 - "Rags" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 performances
1986 - Vrijkomend vulkaangas kills 1500 people in Nyos-more, Cameroon
1987 - 15-years old boy hijacks KLM B737, demands $1 billion
1987 - Betsy King wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic
1987 - Violent rainfall/floods in Bangladesh, kills 100s
1988 - Mike Tyson & Mitch Green brawl at 4 A.M. in Harlem
1989 - LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos, 1-0, in 22 innings (Rick Dempsey HR)
1989 - Lewis/Everett/Burrell/Heard run world record 4x200 m (1:19.38)
1990 - Armenia declares independence
1990 - East & West Germany announced that they would unite on Oct 3
1990 - US begins call up of 46,000 reservists to the Persian Gulf
1992 - Kris Tschetter wins LPGA Northgate Computer Golf Classic
1992 - Dennis Eckersley, who previously set record for most consecutive saves (40), is 1st pitcher to record 40 saves in 4 different seasons
1993 - NY Dow Jones index reaches record high of 3,638.96 points
1993 - Fred McGriff & David Justice are 6th to hit back-to-back HRs twice in same game
1995 - Indians' Jose Mesa sets record with his 38th consecutive save
1995 - Larry Hagman receives a liver transplant
1996 - Osama bin Laden issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.'
2000 - A Gulf Air Airbus A320 crashes into the Persian Gulf near Manama, Bahrain, killing 143.
2000 - Nicaragua becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. This essentially deprecated the Buenos Aires Convention treaty, because as of this date, all members of the BA Convention were also signatories to Berne.
2005 - Hurricane Katrina forms over the Bahamas, later becomes a category 5 hurricane
2005 - TANS Peru Flight 204 crashes near Pucallpa, Peru, killing 41.
2006 - Natascha Kampusch, who was abducted at the age of 10, managed to escape from her captor Wolfgang Priklopil, after 8 years of captivity.
2010 - Manila hostage crisis, which occurred at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila, where a dismissed police officer took hostage a tour bus full of Chinese nationals.



Births on August 23


686 - Charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741)
1486 - Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat
1524 - Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)
1593 - Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)
1623 - Stanisław Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675)
1724 - Abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796)
1727 - Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer
1740 - Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41)
1741 - Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse, French explorer (d. 1788)
1751 - Louis-Francois Beffara, lexicographer
1754 - Louis XVI, Versailles, king of France (1774-93) eventually guillotined
1769 - Georges Cuvier, French biologist and statesman (d. 1832)
1773 - Jakob F Fries, German philosopher
1783 - William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer (d. 1852)
1805 - Anton von Schmerling, Austrian statesman (d. 1893)
1809 - Juliusz Slowacki, Polish poet (Trip to H Land)
1814 - James Roosevelt Bayley, first Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, and the eighth Archbishop of Baltimore (d. 1877)
1818 - Rufus Ingalls, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1893
1829 - Moritz B Cantor, German math historian
1832 - Alexander Chambers, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1888
1836 - Marie Henriette of Austria, Queen of the Belgians (d. 1902)
1843 - William Southam, Canadian newspaper publisher (d. 1932)
1846 - Alexander Milne Calder, American sculptor (d. 1923)
1847 - Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer (d. 1927)
1849 - William Ernest Henley, British poet, critic, and editor (d. 1903)
1852 - Arnold Toynbee, English economist and social reformer (d. 1883)
1852 - Clímaco Calderón, President of Colombia. (d. 1913)
1854 - Moritz Moszkowski, composer
1864 - Eleftherios K Venizalos, premier of Greece (1910-15, 28-32)
1867 - Marcel Schwob, Frans writer/journalist (Le Croisade des Enfants)
1869 - Edgar Lee Masters, poet/novelist (Spoon River Anthology)
1869 - James (Sunny Jim) Rolph, SF mayor (1912-31), MUNI backer
1875 - William Eccles, English radio pioneer (d. 1966)
1875 - Eugene Lanceray, Russian artist (d. 1946)
1879 - Alfreds Kalnins, composer
1880 - Alexander Grin, Russian writer (d. 1932)
1881 - Louis Schelfhout, Dutch painter/graphic artist
1883 - Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV, U.S. general (d. 1953)
1884 - Will Cuppy, American humorist (d. 1949)
1884 - Ogden L. Mills, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1927-1932 (d. 1937)
1885 - Henry Thomas Tizard, scientist
1886 - Gottfried Rudinger, composer
1887 - Jo Sternheim, Dutch actor/playwright
1887 - Jo Sternheim, Dutch actor/playwright (Fatherland)
1887 - Jo Sternheim, Dutch actor/playwright
1889 - A Lichtenstein, writer
1893 - Roy Agnew, composer
1894 - Gareth Hughes, Llanelly Wales, actor (Midnight Girl)
1900 - Ernst Krenek, Vienna Austria, composer (Johnny Spielt Auf)
1900 - Malvina Reynolds, American folk singer/songwriter (d. 1978)
1901 - Cecil Rolph Hewitt, journalist/policeman
1901 - John Sherman Cooper, (Sen-Ky)
1903 - Mauritius van Haegendoren, Flemish historian/senator
1903 - William Primrose, Glasgow Scot, violist (Method for Violin & Viola)
1905 - Leonard Constant Lambert, London England, composer (King Pest)
1908 - Arthur Adamov, Kislovodsk Russia, playwright (Paolo Paoli)
1908 - Ben Barnett, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1938 England tour)
1908 - Cornelis van Dis, Dutch MP
1908 - Hannah Frank, Scottish Artist and Sculptor
1909 - Syd Buller, England First Class Cricketer and English test umpire (d. 1970)
1910 - Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer (d. 1979)
1911 - Albert Alberts, writer/journalist (French battle)
1911 - Birger Ruud, Norway, 90m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1932, 36)
1911 - Carl Dolmetsch, director (Haslemere Festival)
1911 - Elizabeth "Betty" Robinson, US 100m sprinter (Olympic-gold-1928)
1912 - Gene Kelly, Pitts, dancer/actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way)
1912 - Jara Ribnikar, writer
1912 - Lord Kissin, president (GPG)
1913 - Bob Crosby, Spokane Wa, Bing's brother, orch leader (Bob Crosby Show)
1913 - Luis-Felipe Ramon y Rivera, composer
1913 - Stanley Kitchen, British chartered accountant
1917 - Tex Williams, American singer (d. 1985)
1918 - Guus [August CM] Hermus, Dutch actor (Jantjes, Soldaat van Oranje)
1919 - James Quinn, film producer/actor (Joey, Hammett, Overlord)
1919 - Robert Crichton-Brown, CEO (Rothmans International)
1920 - Aart Verstegen, ballet dancers/choreographer (Jolly Joker's Last Joke)
1921 - Sam Cook, cricketer (England slow left-armer in only Test)
1921 - Kenneth Arrow, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner
1922 - Brian Young, Chairman (Christian Aid)
1922 - Jack Boddy, British trade union leader
1922 - George Kell, baseball player
1922 - Jean Darling, American child actress
1922 - Pierre Gauvreau, Quebec painter, television writer and producer
1923 - Humphrey Fisher, TV producer
1923 - Kenneth Rickards, cricketer (WI batsman two Tests 104 runs)
1923 - Richard Adler, composer/songwriter (darn Yankees, Pajama Game)
1923 - Wolfgang Sawallisch, Munich Ger, conductor (Vienna Symph 1960-70)
1923 - Edgar F. Codd, English computer scientist (d. 2003)
1924 - Denis Sargan, econometrician
1924 - Edvard Fliflet Braein, composer
1924 - Ephraim Kishon, writer
1924 - Siti Hartinah Suharto, wife of President Suharto of Indonesia
1925 - Sulkhan Fyodorovich Tsintsadze, composer
1925 - Wlodzimierz Kotonski, composer
1926 - Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist, (d. 2006)
1927 - Dick Bruna, Dutch illustrator
1927 - Houari Boumedienne, president of Algeria (1965-78)
1927 - John Hoskyns, director-general (Institute of Directors)
1927 - Martial Solal, composer
1928 - Gerd Natschinski, composer
1928 - Marian Seldes, American actress
1929 - Peter Thompson, golfer
1930 - Andy Ireland, (Rep-R-FL, 1977- )
1930 - Jack Bannister, cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart)/commentator (BBC)
1930 - John Fairclough, British scientific adviser
1930 - Michel Rocard, Courbevoie France, Prime Minister of France
1930 - Vera Miles, [Ralston], Boise City ID, actress (Psycho)
1931 - Richard Vincent, British chief of Defense
1932 - Mark Russell, Buffalo NY, political satirist/pianist (Real People)
1932 - Houari Boumedienne, President of Algeria (d. 1978)
1933 - Manfred Donike, chemist drug test pioneer
1933 - Pete Wilson, (Sen-R-CA, 1983-88/Gov-R-Ca 1991- )
1933 - Robert Curl, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1934 - Barbara Eden, [Huffman], Tucson Az, actress (Dream of Jeannie)
1934 - Christian "Sonny" Jurgensen, NFL QB (Eagles, Redskins)
1934 - Lojze Lebic, composer
1934 - Sonny Jurgensen, NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins)/sportscaster
1935 - Brendan Jackson, British air marshal
1935 - Loren Rush, composer
1935 - Roy Strong, writer/art historian/director (Victoria & Albert Museum)
1936 - Rudy Lewis, rocker (Drifters)
1936 - Henry Lee Lucas, American serial killer (d. 2001)
1938 - Roger Greenaway, composer
1938 - Ronny Cox, actor/singer (Robocop, Dr John Gideon-St Elsewhere)
1939 - Charles Wardle, MP/under sect of state British home office
1939 - Ronald [Ronny] A Casseres, minister of Dutch Antilles
1940 - Lee Majors, Wyandotte, actor ($6,000,000 Man, The Fall Guy)
1940 - Richard Sanders, Harrisburg Pa, actor (Les-WKRP, Spencer, Berrengers)
1940 - Tony Bill, SD Cal, actor (What Really Happened to the Class of '65)
1941 - Gloria Ehret, LPGA golfer
1942 - Nancy Richey Gunther, San Ant Tx, tennis player (US Doubles 1965, 66)
1942 - Patricia McBride, Teaneck, NJ, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co)
1943 - Bobby Diamond, LA Calif, actor (Duncan Gillis-Dobie Gillis)
1943 - Dale Campbell-Savours, MP (Lab)
1943 - Peter Lilley, MP/sect of state for British social security
1943 - Nelson DeMille, American novelist
1944 - Antonia Novello, 14th US Surgeon General (1990-92)
1944 - Lena Tabori, Stockholm Sweden, model/daughter of Viveca Lindfors
1945 - Rayfield Wright, American football player
1947 - Keith Moon, English rock drummer (Who-I'm A Boy)
1947 - Rex Allen Jr, Chicago, country singer (Nashville on the Road)
1947 - Terje Rypdal, composer
1947 - Willy Russell, author/playwright (Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita)
1947 - David Robb, British actor
1948 - Ernst Jansz, Dutch keyboardist/singer (Doe Maar)
1948 - Ron Blomberg, 1st baseman (NY Yankees)/1st designated hitter
1948 - Andrei Pleşu, Romanian writer, essayist
1948 - Daniel Ruettiger "Rudy", University of Notre Dame football legend
1949 - Christopher Blake, actor (Alexa)
1949 - Geoff Capes, shot putter
1949 - John Bauldie, music journalist/dylanologist
1949 - Norah Ellen O'Neill, airline pilot (Flying Tigers)
1949 - Pieter J Biesheuvel, lawyer/Dutch MP (CDA)
1949 - Rick Springfield, Australia, (General Hospital, Jessie's Girl)
1949 - Shelley Long, Fort Wayne Indiana, actress (Diane-Cheers, Money Pit)
1949 - Woody Paul, [Paul Chrisman], Nashville, singer (Riders in the Sky)
1949 - Katiana Balanika, Greek actress and singer
1951 - Barbra Mizrahie, LPGA golfer
1951 - Jimi Jamison, rocker (Survivor)
1951 - Mark Hudson, Portland Ore, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show)
1951 - Queen Noor, of Jordan
1951 - Akhmad Kadyrov, President of Chechnya (d. 2004)
1952 - Cathy St George, Norfolk Va, playmate (Aug, 1982)
1952 - Dalton Reed, singer
1952 - Mac Cone, Memphis Tenn, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics-96)
1952 - Vicky Leandros, Greek singer and politician
1953 - Bobby Gubby, rocker (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies)
1953 - Klaus-Dietrich Flade, German FR, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-14)
1956 - David A Wolf, Indianapolis Ind, MD/astronaut (STS 58, sk: 89/91)
1956 - Andreas Floer, German mathematician (d. 1991)
1956 - Valgerd Svarstad Haugland, Norwegian politician
1956 - Skipp Sudduth, American actor
1957 - Tasos Mitropoulos, Greek footballer and politician
1958 - Julio Franco, Atlanta Braves, oldest regular position player in MLB history
1959 - George Kalovelonis, Greek tennis player
1960 - Helen Rees, director (Design Museum)
1960 - Rodney Alan Greenblat, American graphic artist
1960 - Chris Potter, Canadian actor
1961 - Bobby Gubby, rocker
1961 - Julio Franco, Sp de Macrois Dom Rep, infielder (Cleveland Indians)
1961 - Dean DeLeo, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots)
1962 - Glenn Healy, Pickering, NHL goalie (NY Rangers)
1962 - Kyle Clifton, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
1962 - Martin Cauchon, Canadian politician
1963 - Blaine Schmidt, CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1963 - Richard Illingworth, cricketer (England slow-left-armer 1991- )
1964 - Cam Emerson, Hamilton Ont, Canadian golfer (1989 Canadian Long Drive)
1964 - Johan Bruyneel, Belgian cyclist
1964 - Kong Hee, Singaporean, Founder and Senior Pastor of the City Harvest movement in Asia
1964 - Yoshikazu Taru, Japanese professional wrestler
1965 - Anne Minter, Austratia, tennis star
1965 - Roger Avary, Canadian-born screenwriter, director, and producer
1966 - Laura Richmond, Fort Dix NJ, playmate (Sep, 1988)
1966 - Rhonda Cator, Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
1966 - Rik Smits, NBA center (Indiana Pacers)
1967 - Karen Noble, Morristown NJ, LPGA golfer (1995 Dinah Shore-32nd)
1967 - Markus Ketterer, Helsinki FIN, hockey goalie (Team Finland)
1967 - Nancy Jane Cox, Campbellsville Kentucky, Miss Kentucky-America-1991
1968 - Christian Dean DiMarco, Huntington NY, PGA golfer (1994 Deposit-3rd)
1968 - Cortez Kennedy, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
1968 - Scott Kowalkowski, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)
1969 - Amanda Hope, Austin Texas, playmate (Jul, 1992)
1969 - Clayton Holmes, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
1969 - Keith Tyson, English artist
1969 - Jeremy Schaap, American sportswriter
1970 - Andrew Henry, CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1970 - Fabian Wilnis, Dutch soccer player (NAC, De Graafschap)
1970 - LaMark Carter, Shreveport Louisiana, triple jumper
1970 - River Phoenix, Madras Ore, actor (Little Nikta, Stand By Me)
1970 - Jay Mohr, American actor and comedian
1970 - Lawrence Frank, American head coach
1970 - Brad Mehldau, American pianist
1971 - Hugh Douglas, NFL defensive end (NY Jets)
1971 - Demetrio Albertini, Italian footballer
1972 - Anthony Calvillo, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1972 - Sheldon Benoit, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
1972 - Tony Carter, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)
1972 - Martin Grainger, English footballer
1972 - Raul Casanova, Puerto Rican baseball player
1973 - James Roe, wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens)
1973 - Jason Clemett, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
1973 - Casey Blake, American baseball player
1973 - Malaika Arora Khan, Indian actress and model
1974 - Paula Gaye Montgomery, Cabot Ark, Miss America (Arkansas-3rd-1996)
1974 - Ray Park, Scottish actor
1974 - Shifty, American musician (Crazy Town)
1974 - Benjamin Limo, Kenyan runner
1974 - Christian Beranek, American graphic novelist and actor
1975 - Joe Andruzzi, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1975 - Eliza Carthy, English singer and fiddler
1976 - Kate Sobrero, soccer defender (Olympics-96)
1976 - Linette Smith, Miss Universe-British Virgin Islands (1996)
1976 - Scott Caan, American actor
1977 - Nicole Bobeck, Chic, figure skater (US Champ 1995)
1977 - Douglas Sequeira, Costa Rican footballer
1978 - Kobe Bryant, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
1978 - Julian Casablancas, American musician
1979 - Edgar Sosa, Mexican boxer
1979 - Ritchie Neville, British musician
1980 - Denny Bautista, Dominican baseball player
1980 - Rex Grossman, American football player
1981 - Stephan Loboué, Ivorian footballer
1981 - Carlos Cuéllar, Spanish footballer
1981 - Ozzy Lusth, American Survivor contestant
1981 - Carmen Luvana, American pornographic actress.
1982 - Natalie Coughlin, American swimmer
1982 - YTCracker, American musician
1982 - Scott Palguta, professional soccer player
1983 - Sun Ming Ming, Chinese basketball player
1984 - Glen Johnson, English footballer
1986 - Neil Cicierega, American cartoonist and musician
1986 - Josh Morris, Australian rugby league player for St. George Illawarra Dragons
1986 - Brett Morris, Australian rugby league player for St. George Illawarra Dragons
1987 - Nikki Gil, Filipina actress, host and singer
1988 - Daniel Schwaab, German footballer




Deaths on August 23


93 - Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (b. 40)
634 - Aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies
634 - Abu Bakr, Arabian caliph
1106 - Magnus, Duke of Saxony
1176 - Emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164)
1305 - William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded
1328 - Nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle
1387 - King Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370)
1507 - Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72
1519 - Philibert Berthelier, Swiss patriot
1540 - Guillaume Budé, French scholar
1591 - Luis de Leon, scholar/poet, dies
1618 - Gerbrant A Bredero, poet/playwright (Moortje), dies at 33
1628 - George Viliers, 1st duke of Buckingham, assassinated by Felton at 36
1652 - John Byron, 1st Baron Byron, English royalist politician (b. 1600)
1668 - Artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), dies
1706 - Colonel Edward Nott, Esq., British Crown Governor of Virginia (b. 1654)
1723 - Antoine Mouque, composer, dies at 64
1723 - Increase Mather, New England Puritan minister (b. 1639)
1777 - Giuseppe Sellitto, composer, dies at 77
1802 - Corona Elizabeth Wilhelmine Schroter, composer, dies at 51
1806 - Charles Augustin de Coulomb, Fren physicist (coulometrie), dies at 70
1813 - Alexander Wilson, Scottish-born ornithologist (b. 1766)
1819 - Oliver Hazard Perry, naval hero, dies on 34th birthday
1825 - Amos Bull, composer, dies at 81
1831 - August WA Grave von Gneisenau, Prussian fieldmarshal, dies at 70
1839 - Charles Philippe Lafont, composer, dies at 57
1853 - Alexander Calder, first mayor of Beaumont, Texas (b. 1806)
1867 - Auguste-Marseille Barthélemy, French poet (b. 1796)
1878 - Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, composer, dies at 77
1892 - Deodoro da Fonseca, 1st President of Brazil (b. 1827)
1898 - Joseph Robinson, composer, dies at 82
1903 - Paul J C Gabriel, Dutch water colors painter/etcher, dies at 75
1914 - Felix Fivet, Belgian baby, executed by German troops at 3 weeks
1914 - George A Pogson, British consul in Puerto Rico, dies
1926 - Rudolph Valentino, silent movie idol (Sheik), dies in NY at 31
1927 - Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti, executed in Mass
1929 - Charles Van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God on Sea), dies
1933 - Adolph Loos, Austrian architect, dies at 62
1937 - Albert Charles Paul Marie Roussel, composer, dies at 68
1939 - Sidney Coe Howard, playwright (Silver Cord, Pulitzer 1925), dies at 48
1941 - Jack O'Connor, cricketer (four Tests for Aust 1908-09, 13 wkts), dies
1943 - Johann P Zilcher, German composer, dies at 88
1944 - Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer, dies at 63
1955 - Reginald Tate, British actor (b. 1896)
1956 - ... Kennedy, daughter of future Pres Kennedy, dies same day
1958 - Martin du Gard, writer, dies
1960 - Oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway librettist, dies at 65
1962 - Hoot Gibson, silent screen cowboy actor (Last Outlaw), dies at 70
1962 - Irving Fine, composer (Toccata), dies at 47
1962 - Walter Anderson, German folklorist (b. 1885)
1963 - Glen Gray, American jazz musician and leader of the Casa Loma Orchestra (b. 1900)
1965 - John Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer, dies at 67
1966 - Francis Xavier Bushman, actor (Ben-Hur), dies at 83
1967 - Georges Berger, Belgian racing driver (b. 1918)
1970 - Nel Rose, dancer, dies at 55
1971 - Gisela Hernandez Gonzalo, composer, dies at 58
1971 - Oliver F McGowan, actor (Banning, Stagecoach), dies at 64
1971 - The original Shamu, Sea World orca
1972 - Balis Dvarionas, composer, dies at 68
1974 - Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist (b. 1888)
1975 - Hank Patterson, actor (Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), dies at 87
1977 - Sebastian Cabot, actor (Giles French-Family Affair), dies at 59
1979 - Mian Mohammad Saeed, cricketer (1st Pakistan capt 1948-49), dies
1979 - Richard Hearne, actor (Capt Horatio Hornblower), dies at 70
1980 - Norman Shelley, English radio actor (Churchill's Speech), dies at 77
1982 - Alberto Cavalcanti, Brazilian director (Herr Puntila), dies at 85
1982 - Stanford Moore, US biochemist (Nobel 1977), dies
1986 - Charles Janssens, Belgian actor (Mira, Malpertuis), dies at 80
1987 - Siegfried Borris, composer, dies at 80
1987 - Didier Pironi, French racing car driver (b. 1952)
1989 - Helen le Clerq, Dutch dancer, dies
1989 - Ronald Laing, British psychiatrist (anti-psychiatry), dies
1989 - Yusef Hawkins, shot by 30 whites in Bensonhurst because he's black
1989 - Mohammed Abed Elhai, Sudanese writer and academic (b. 1944)
1990 - David Rose, composer (Holiday for Strings, Stripper), dies at 80
1991 - Florence B Seibert, bio-chemist (TB), dies at 93
1992 - Malcolm Atterbury, actor (7 Days in May, Wild River), dies at 85
1992 - Virginia Sale-Wren, entertainer, dies of heart failure at 92
1992 - Wayne McLaren, Marlboro Man, dies of lung cancer at 51
1993 - Charles Scorsese, actor (Cape Fear, Goodfellas, Wise Guys), dies at 80
1993 - Edwina Lewis, actress (Boy Who Cried *bleep*), dies of heart attack 42
1993 - Victorine Hefting, historian/wife of Bert Baker, dies at 88
1994 - Henri Rousselot, admiral, dies at 82
1994 - Paolo Volponi, Italian communist/author (Machina Mondiale), dies at 70
1994 - Rabah Stambouli, Algerian sociologist/politician, murdered at 65
1994 - Richard Jock Kinneir, graphic designer, dies at 77
1995 - Alfred Eisenstaedt, photojournalist, dies at 96
1995 - Arthur Holt, politician, dies at 81
1995 - Dwayne Rudolph Goettel, musician, dies at 31
1995 - Hedda J Garza, writer/political activist, dies at 66
1995 - James Pilditch, designer, dies at 66
1995 - Johnny Carey, soccer star, dies at 76
1995 - Vincent Gordon Lindsay White, tycoon, dies at 72
1997 - Eric Gairy, PM of Grenada (1974-79), dies
1999 - Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (b.1926)
1999 - James White, Northern Irish writer (b. 1928)
2000 - John Anthony Kaiser, Roman Catholic priest (b. 1932)
2001 - Kathleen Freeman, American actress (b. 1919)
2001 - Peter Maas, American novelist (b. 1929)
2002 - Hoyt Wilhelm, American baseball player (b. 1922)
2003 - Jack Dyer, Australian rules footballer (b. 1913)
2003 - John Geoghan, American Catholic priest (b. 1935)
2003 - Bobby Bonds, American baseball player and manager (b. 1946)
2005 - Brock Peters, American actor (b. 1927)
2005 - Ninjalicious, Canadian author and urban explorer (b. 1973)
2006 - Maynard Ferguson, Canadian jazz trumpeter and bandleader (b. 1928)
2007 - Robert Symonds, American actor (b. 1926)
2008 - John Russell, British-born American art critic and author



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History, Births, and Deaths for August 25


451 - The Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Empire takes place. The Armenians are defeated militarily but are guaranteed freedom to openly practice Christianity.
961 - German King Otto II crowned
1328 - William of Ockham forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII
1538 - Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years.
1596 - England, France & Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain
1637 - 1st battle of Pequot at New Haven Ct kills 500 indians
1647 - Massachusetts disallows priest access to colony
1647 - Alse Young becomes the first person executed as a witch in the American colonies, when she is hanged in Hartford, Connecticut.
1736 - Battle of Ackia (La), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French
1770 - The Orlov Revolt, a first attempt to revolt against the Turks before the Greek War of Independence ends in disaster for the Greeks.
1781 - Bank of North America incorporates in Philadelphia
1790 - Territory South of River Ohio created by Congress
1798 - British kill about 500 Irish insurgents at the Battle of Tara
1805 - Lewis & Clark 1st see Rocky Mountains
1805 - Napoleon is crowned king of Italy
1824 - Brazil is recognized by US
1828 - Mysterious feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg.
1834 - Portuguese Civil war ends, Dom Miguel capitulates
1860 - Garibaldi occupies Palermo Italy
1861 - Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South
1861 - Union blockades New Orleans LA & Mobile AL
1864 - -30] Skirmish along the Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia
1864 - Territory of Montana formed
1865 - Battle of Galveston TX, surrender of Edmund Kirby Smith
1868 - President Andrew Johnson avoids impeachment by 1 vote
1869 - Boston University is chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
1874 - 2nd Preakness: William Donohue aboard Culpepper wins in 2:56.5
1876 - HMS Challenger returns from 128,000-km oceanographic exploration
1883 - 11th Preakness: G Barbee aboard Jacobus wins in 2:42.5
1884 - Fred Spofforth takes 7-34 & 7-3 v England XI in 4 hours
1887 - Racetrack betting becomes legal in NY state
1894 - Emanuel Lasker (26) becomes World Champion chess player
1894 - Nicholas II becomes Tsar of Russia.
1896 - 1st American intercollegiate bicycle race, Manhattan Beach NY
1896 - Dow Jones begins an index of 12 industrial stocks (closing is 40.94)
1896 - Last Czar of Russia, Nicholas II, crowned
1896 - James Dunham murders six people in Campbell, California.
1898 - 32nd Belmont: F Littlefield aboard Bowling Brook wins in 2:32
1898 - SF approves City Charter, allows Municipal ownership of utilities
1900 - British troops under Ian Hamilton attack the Vaal in South Africa
1903 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 3 Gables" (BG)
1905 - A pogrom against Jews in Minsk Belorussia
1906 - Archaeological Institute of America forms
1906 - Vauxhall Bridge is opened in London.
1907 - Chic White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits NY Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game
1908 - At Masjed Soleyman (مسجد سليمان) in southwest Persia, the first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made. The rights to the resource are quickly acquired by the United Kingdom.
1911 - 1st Indianapolis 500 auto race is run
1913 - Actors' Equity Association forms (NYC)
1913 - Emily Duncan becomes Great Britain's first woman magistrate.
1915 - H H Asquith forms a coalition government in England
1917 - Walt Cruise hit 1st HR out of Braves Field
1918 - Georgian Social Democratic Republic declares independence from Russia
1918 - Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarapat.
1922 - Lenin suffers a stroke
1923 - 1st Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance is run
1923 - Socialist Workers Youth International forms in Hamburg
1924 - German govt of Marx resigns
1924 - Pres Coolidge signs Immigration law: restricting immigration
1925 - Babe Ruth is finally out of bed, 5 weeks after ulcer surgery
1925 - Tigers' Ty Cobb is 1st to collect 1,000 extra-base hits (ends 1,139)
1926 - Lebanon adopts constitution
1927 - Ford Motor Company manufactures its 15 millionth Model T automobile
1928 - A's commit 7 errors & lose to Yanks 7-4
1930 - Joe Sewell, strikes out twice of his 3 times in 1930, by Pat Caraway
1930 - Supreme Court rules buying liquor does not violate the Constitution
1932 - Admiral Makoto Saito forms parliament in Tokyo
1933 - 2nd emergency Dutch govt of Colijn forms
1933 - Phillies Chuck Klein hits for cycle vs St Louis Cards
1934 - Century of Progress Exposition reopens in Chicago
1936 - 1st govt of Zealand in Belgium ends
1937 - Dutch Rail NV at law forms
1937 - San Francisco Bay's Golden Gate Bridge opens
1938 - House on un-American Activities forms
1940 - 1st successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky
1940 - Operation Dynamo begins evacuating defeated Allied troops from Dunkirk
1941 - American Flag House (Betsy Ross' Home) given to city of Phila
1941 - Ark Royal airplane sights German battleship Bismarck
1941 - German occupiers begin youth labor
1942 - Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London
1942 - Belgium Jews are required by Nazis to wear a Jewish star
1942 - Tank battle at Bir Hakeim: African corps vs British army
1943 - 1st president of a black country to visit US (Edwin Barclay, Liberia)
1943 - Jews riot against Germany in Amsterdam
1943 - Premier Churchill & General Marshall fly from US to North Africa
1944 - 82nd Airborne div D-day-landing at La Haye du Puits to Ste Mere Eglise
1945 - US drop fire bombs on Tokyo
1946 - 2-for-42 & hitting .048 for 1946, Mel Ott stops playing baseball
1946 - Darius Milhauds 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Prague
1946 - Klement Gottwald becomes premier of Czechoslovakia
1946 - Patent filed in US for H-Bomb
1948 - Entire Hagana-arm forces sworn-in as Israeli soldiers
1948 - South Africa elects a nationalist govt with apartheid policy
1951 - Vaughan Williams "Pilgrim's Progress," premieres in London
1953 - Dutch Convair crashes at Schipholweg, 2 die
1955 - "7th Heaven" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 44 performances
1955 - Conservatives win British parliamentary election
1955 - Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade
1956 - Aircraft carrier "Bennington" burns off RI, killing 103
1956 - Reds' John Klippstein, Hershel Freemman & Joe Blacks no-hitter, broken up with 2 outs in 10th & lose to Braves in 11th, 2-1
1957 - Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open
1958 - Ceylon emergency crisis proclaimed
1958 - US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1958 - Union Square, SF becomes state historical landmark
1959 - Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, loses in 13th
1961 - Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta
1961 - USAF bomber flies Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours
1962 - "All American" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 perfs
1963 - 15th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth
1963 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1963 - Organization of African Unity forms
1963 - Wes Stock becomes only Balt Oriole to win a doubleheader
1964 - "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 199 perfs
1965 - Dutch Voting Rights Bill passes
1965 - Revised Intl Convention on Safety of Life at Sea takes effect
1966 - Buddhist sets self on fire at US consulate in Hué South-Vietnam
1966 - Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK
1967 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1969 - Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth
1969 - John & Yoko begin their 2nd bed-in (Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal)
1970 - The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2.
1971 - Soviet Union's Concorde, TU-144, makes its 1st appearance
1972 - Joe Frazier TKOs Ron Stander in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1972 - Nixon & Brezhnev signs SALT accord
1972 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 - The British state-owned travel firm Thomas Cook & Son is sold to a consortium of private businesses headed by the Midland Bank.
1973 - Bahrain adopts it's constitution
1973 - Beatles' "Beatles 1967-1970," album goes #1
1973 - Chic White Sox beat Cleve Indians, 6-3, in 21 inn (game complete 5/28)
1973 - Funky Worm by Ohio Players hits #15
1973 - Super Fly Meets Shaft by John & Ernest hits #31
1973 - Tippett's 3rd Piano sonata, premieres
1974 - During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14 year old is trampled
1974 - Joanne Carner wins Hoosier LPGA Golf Classic
1975 - Tennis game in Surrey championships lasts 31 minutes
1977 - George Willig climbs NYC World Trade Center
1978 - 1st legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City
1979 - Dancin' Fool by Frank Zappa hits #45
1980 - Dietmar Mogenburg of West Germany ties high jump record at 7'8"
1980 - Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st NLer to record 6, 1-hitters
1980 - Soyuz 36 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Hungarian) to Salyut 6
1981 - Marine jet crashes on flight deck of USS Nimitz, killing 14
1981 - The Italian Prime Minister Arnaldo Forlani and his coalition cabinet resign following a scandal over membership of the pseudo-masonic lodge P2 (Propaganda Due).
1982 - Aston Villa wins 27th Europe Cup 1 of Rotterdam
1982 - British ship Atlantic Conveyor & Coventry were hit in Falkland war
1983 - 29th Walker Cup: US, 13½ - 10½
1983 - Challenger moves to launch pad for STS-7
1983 - LA Lakers set NBA playoff game record of fewest free throws
1983 - NASA launches Exosat
1983 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 - Floods kill 14 in Tulsa Okla
1984 - Frisbee is kept aloft for 1,672 seconds in Philadelphia
1984 - Tulsa Oklahoma gets 13" of rain, 14 die
1985 - Danny Sullivan wins Indy 500 by 24 seconds following a spin
1985 - Explosions destroys 2 tankers off of Gibraltar, 30 die
1985 - Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1987 - Cecilia Bolocco, 22, of Chile, crowned 36th Miss Universe
1987 - Great offensive against Tamil-rebellion in Jaffra Sri Lanka
1987 - Supreme Court ruled dangerous defendants could be held without bail
1987 - William H Webster replaces Robert M Gates as 14th director of CIA
1988 - Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
1989 - At 7:42 AM, radio has a 30 2nd silence, honoring radio
1989 - Danish parliament allows legal marriage among homosexuals
1989 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1990 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1990 - Phila Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20
1991 - Betsy King wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1992 - Carlos Martinez hits a ball off Jose Canseco's head for a HR
1992 - Weird Al Yankovic begins his Off The Deep End tour
1993 - Emmy 20th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 14th time
1993 - Olympique Marseille wins 38th Europe Cup I at Munich
1993 - Long fly ball by Indians' Carlos Martinez bounces off Jose Canseco's head & goes over fence for a home run
1994 - Michael Jackson (35) weds Elvis' daughter Lisa Marie Presley (26)
1996 - "Midsummer Night's Dream" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 66 perfs
1996 - Indianapolis 500 race
1996 - Laura Davies wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game
1996 - Rosie Jones wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1997 - Sammy Sosa (Cubs) & Tony Womack (Pirates) hit inside the park HRs
1998 - Date for Paula Jones sex harassment trial vs Pres Clinton
1998 - The United States Supreme Court rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.
2002 - The Mars Odyssey finds signs of large ice deposits on the planet Mars.
2002 - Álvaro Uribe becomes President of Colombia.
2003 - Only three days after a previous record, Sherpa Lakpa Gelu climbs Mount Everest in 10 hours 56 minutes. The tourism ministry of Nepal confirms this record in July that year.
2004 - The New York Times publishes an admission of journalistic failings, claiming that its flawed reporting and lack of skeptism towards sources during the buildup to the 2003 war in Iraq helped promote the belief that Iraq possessed large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.
2004 - The United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.
2006 - The May 2006 Java earthquake kills over 5,700 people, leaves 200,000 homeless.



Births on August 25

1530 - Ivan IV (the Terrible), 1st tsar of Russia (1533-84)
1561 - Philippe van Lansberge, Dutch astronomer (d. 1632)
1624 - François de la Chaise, French confessor of Louis XIV of France (d. 1709)
1662 - John Leverett the Younger, American educator (d. 1724)
1664 - Johan van de Bergh, Leids regent
1718 - Johann Jacob Rowalt, composer
1724 - George Stubbs, England, animal painter (House Frightened by Lion)
1741 - Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian (d. 1792)
1744 - Johann G von Herder, German philosopher/theologist/poet
1758 - Franz Teyber, composer
1767 - Antoine Louis Léon de Richebourg de Saint-Just, French revolutionary and writer (d. 1794)
1775 - Charlotte J T, infant of Portugal (Court in Rio de Janeiro)
1786 - [Charles] Louis I, (Augustus), King of Bavaria (Lola Montez)
1788 - Cornelis J van Assen, Dutch jurist (Language of the Constitution)
1796 - James Lick, American land baron (d. 1876)
1803 - Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, the Duque de Caxias, Brazilian military leader
1811 - Joseph Dana Webster, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1812 - Percival Drayton, Capt (Union Navy), died in 1865
1819 - Allan Pinkerton, founded Chicago detective agency
1823 - John Newton, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895
1825 - Henry Warner Birge, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1836 - Bret Harte, US, author (Outcasts of Poker Flat)
1841 - Theodor Kocher, Swiss surgeon, thyroid specialist (Nobel 1909)
1845 - Ludwig II, mad king of Bavaria (1864-86)
1846 - Louise J Gautier, French poetess
1851 - [Willem] Alexander KHF, prince of Orange/Netherlands
1860 - George Fawcett, US actor (Intolerance)
1867 - James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat (d. 1951)
1868 - Nikolaos Levidis, Greek shooter
1880 - Robert E Stolz, Austrian composer/conductor (...smaller guard)
1882 - Seán T. O'Kelly, Irish politician (d. 1966)
1887 - Olav Fartein Valen, composer
1891 - Alberto Savinio, [Andrea de Chirico], Italian writer/composer
1891 - Luis Iruarrizaga Aguirre, composer
1891 - Samuel Gardner, composer
1893 - Henry Trendley Dean, American dental researcher (d. 1962)
1896 - Dick Ryan, CT, actor (For Heaven's Sake, Born to be Bad)
1897 - Jaroslav Ridky, composer
1898 - Helmut Hasse, German mathematician (d. 1975)
1898 - Arthur Wood, England cricketer (d. 1973)
1900 - Mary Bruce, dance Teacher
1901 - Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright/director (Tivoli)
1902 - Stefan Wolpe, Berlin Germany, composer (Zeus & Elidco)
1903 - Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian/US psycho-analyst (Uses of Enchantment)
1903 - Arpad Elo, American chess writer (d. 1992)
1905 - Clara Bow, Bkln, actress (Wings, Down to the Sea in Ships)
1905 - Undine Smith Moore, composer
1905 - Faustina Kowalska, Polish mystic (d. 1938)
1906 - Eugen Gerstenmaier, German politician (CDU)
1906 - Mollie Panter-Downes, writer
1906 - William J Brennan, Newark, supreme court justice (1957-90) [or 4/25]
1906 - Jim Smith, England cricketer (d. 1979)
1907 - Desmond Flower, publisher
1908 - Esther Waterhouse, doctor/methodist
1908 - Philip Coolidge, Concord MA, actor (I Want to Live, Tingler)
1909 - Arwel Hughes, composer
1909 - Michael Rennie, Engld, actor (Robe, Klatuu-Day the Earth Stood Still)
1909 - Ruby Keeler, Halifax NS, dancer (Dames, 42nd Street)
1910 - J B Charles, [Willem H Nagel], criminologist/writer
1910 - Pierre Musy, Switzerland, 4-man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1936)
1911 - Jacopo Napoli, composer
1911 - Vo Nguyen Giap (Võ Nguyên Giáp), Vietnamese general and statesman
1912 - Erich Honecker, Germany, Pres (East Germany)
1913 - Walt Kelly, cartoonist, creator (Pogo)
1913 - Don DeFore, American actor (d. 1993)
1914 - Alexei Haieff, Blagovestchensk Siberia, composer (Princess Zondilda)
1915 - Walter Trampler, Munich Germany, violist (Beaux Arts Trio)
1916 - Erich Von Stroheim Jr, actor/director (Napoleon, Sunset Blvd)
1916 - Frederic Robbins, US bacteriologist
1916 - Van Johnson, Newport RI, actor (Brigadoon) always wore red socks
1916 - Frederick Chapman Robbins, American pediatrician and virologist; Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)
1916 - Saburo Sakai, Japanese aviator (d. 2000)
1917 - Don Defore, Cedar Rapids Iowa, actor (George-Hazel, Ozzie & Harriet)
1917 - Mel Ferrer, Elberon New Jersey, American actor (Longest Day, Eaten Alive, 5th Floor)
1918 - Leonard Bernstein, Lawrence MA, conductor/composer (West Side Story)
1918 - Richard Greene, Plymouth England, composer/actor (Adv of Robin Hood)
1919 - George C Wallace, Clio Ala, (gov-D-Ala)/pres candidate
1920 - Jef Diederen, Dutch painter
1921 - Brian Moore, Ireland, novelist (Catholics, Doctor's Wife)
1921 - Bryce Mackasey, Canadian politician (d. 1999)
1922 - Ronnie Potsdammer, Dutch singer/song writer/programmer
1923 - Monty Hall, Winnipeg Canada, TV game show host (Lets Make a Deal)
1925 - Thea Astley, Australian writer, (d. 2004)
1927 - Althea Gibson, Silver SC, 1st black tennis champion in a major event
1928 - Karl Korte, composer
1928 - Darrell Johnson, American baseball player (d. 2004)
1930 - Ariana CE Amsberg, Dutch publicist/actress (Aside, Sekstant)
1930 - Graham Javis, Toronto Ontario, actor (Charlie-Mary Hartman)
1930 - Page Johnson, WV, actress (Passages from Finnegan's Wake)
1930 - Sean Connery, Edinburgh Scotland, actor (James Bond)
1930 - Graham Jarvis, Canadian actor (d. 2003)
1930 - Bruce Allpress, New Zealand actor
1931 - Regis Philbin, host (Joey Bishop Show, Live with Regis & Kathie Lee)
1932 - Anatoli Yakovlevich Kartashov, Russia, cosmonaut
1933 - Regis Philbin, TV talk show host (Joey Bishop, Regis & Kathie Lee)
1933 - Tom Skerritt, Detroit Mich, actor (Ryan's Four, Alien, Big Bad Mama)
1933 - Wayne Shorter, rocker (Weather Report)
1934 - John Stears, Middlesex England, special effects expert (Dr No)
1934 - Valery F Bykovsky, USSR, cosmonaut (Vostok V, Soyuz 22, 31/39)
1934 - Lise Bacon, French Canadian politician
1934 - Eddie Ilarde, Filipino disk jockey, television host, and Senator
1935 - David Canary, Elwood Ind, actor (Peyton Place, Candy-Bonanza)
1935 - Lones Wigger, Great Falls Mont, shooter (Oly-gold/silver-1964, 72)
1935 - Charles Wright, American poet
1938 - Frederick Forsyth, author (Day of the Jackal, Deceiver, Odessa File)
1938 - David Canary, American actor
1939 - John Badham, Luton England, director (Dracula, Short Circuit)
1939 - Liselot[te JM] Beekmeyer, actress (Issue Blum)
1940 - Jose Van Dam, Brussels Belgium, bass-baritone (Francois d'Assisif)
1941 - Shirley Carter Burden, patrician
1942 - Imogen Hassall, Surrey England, Countess of Cleavage (Carry on Lovng)
1942 - Margaret L Thompson Murdock, US, small bore rifle (Olympic-silver-76)
1942 - Nathen Deal, (Rep-D-Georgia)
1942 - Walter Williams, US, rock vocalist (O'Jays-Use to Be My Girl)
1944 - Anthony Heald, New Rochelle NY, actor (Orphans, Silence of Lambs)
1944 - Sherley Anne Williams, US literary (Dessa Rose)
1944 - Conrad Black, newspaper magnate
1946 - Larry LaRocco, (Rep-D-Idaho)
1946 - Rollie Fingers, relief pitcher (Oakland Athletics, MVP/Cy Young-1981)
1946 - Charles Ghigna (Father Goose), American poet and Children's Author
1946 - Charlie Sanders, American football player
1947 - Anne Archer, LA Cal, actress (Fatal Attraction, Patriot Games)
1947 - Wim J van Gelder, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1949 - Anson Williams, actor (Happy Days)
1949 - Gene Simmons, [Chaim Witz], Haifa Israel, rock guitarist (KISS-Beth)
1949 - John Savage, Old Bethpage NY, actor (Deer Hunter, Maria's Lovers)
1949 - Martin Amis, English novelist
1949 - Fariborz Lachini, Canadian-Iranian composer
1950 - Willy Deville, NYC, rock vocalist/guitarist (Mink Deville)
1950 - Charles Fambrough, American jazz musician
1951 - Rob Halford, heavy metal (Judas Priest-Got Another Thing) [or Oct 25]
1952 - Duleep Mendis, cricketer (big-hitting Sri Lankan batsman of 80's)
1952 - Geoff Downes, English keyboardist (Buggles, Yes, Asia)
1954 - Elvis Costello, [Declan Patrick McManus], Lon, rock vocalist (Allison)
1954 - Gilbert "Gibus" Duclos-Lassalle, French cyclist
1954 - Martin Jourard, keyboardist/vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
1955 - Vijayakanth, Tamil actor and politician
1956 - Matt Aitken, rocker (Stock Aitken & Waterman-Road Block)
1956 - Henri Toivonen, Finnish rally driver (d.1986)
1957 - Sikander Bakht, cricketer (Pakistani change bowler late 70's)
1958 - Christian LeBlanc, NC, actor (Michael Baldwin-Young & Restless)
1958 - Saskia van Orly, Dutch singer (Tambourine)
1958 - Tim Burton, American film director
1960 - Ashley Crow, American actress
1961 - Billy Ray Cyrus, Flatwoods Ky, country singer (Achy Breaky Heart)
1961 - Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, Manchester England, actress (Kill Me Again)
1962 - Dan Turk, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
1962 - Mazzi Rawd, heavy metal rocker
1962 - Ron Heller, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
1962 - Shahid Mahboob, cricketer (batted in one Test for Pakistan 1989)
1962 - Vivian Campbell, heavy metal rocker (White Snake-Here I Go Again)
1962 - David Packer, American actor
1963 - James Backhouse, British artist
1964 - Blair Underwood, Tacomma Wash, actor (Jonathan-LA Law, High Incident)
1964 - Morgan Englund, actor (Dylan Lewis-Guiding Light)
1964 - Timothy Nicholson, journalist
1964 - Maxim Kontsevich, Russian mathematician
1964 - Vassilios Kotronias, Greek chess grandmaster
1964 - Marti Noxon, American television writer and producer
1965 - Cornelius Bennett, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills)
1965 - Kathleen Horvath, Chic Ill, tennis player (French Open Jr 1980)
1965 - Nate Odomes, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
1965 - Sanjeev Sharma, cricketer (Indian pace bowler 1988-89)
1965 - Mia Zapata, American singer (The Gits) (d. 1993)
1966 - Albert Belle, Shreveport LA, outfielder (Indians, White Sox)
1966 - Derek Sherinian, American keyboardist
1966 - Robert Maschio, American Actor ("The Todd" in Scrubs)
1967 - Jeff Tweedy, American singer (Wilco)
1968 - Dave Thomas, NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1968 - Rafet El Roman, Turkish singer and composer
1968 - Stuart Murdoch, Scottish musician (Belle & Sebastian)
1968 - Takeshi Ueda, Japanese singer and composer
1968 - Spider One, American musician (Powerman 5000)
1969 - Catriona Matthew, Edinburgh Scotland, golfer (1995 British Open-12th)
1969 - Derek Fung, Hong Kong, Canadian Tour golfer
1969 - Elly Hakami, San Francisco CA, tennis star
1969 - Mike Gisler, corner (New England Patriots)
1969 - Mike Jones, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
1969 - Vivek Razdan, cricket pace bowler (Indian Test 1989-90)
1970 - Claudia Schiffer, Rheinbach Germany, super model (Elle, Rolling Stone)
1970 - Debbie Graham, Walnut Creek Calif, tennis star (1993 Taranto doubles)
1970 - Doug Glanville, Hackensack NJ, outfielder (Chic Cubs)
1970 - Katherine "Katie" Scanlon, Fairfield Ct, rower (Olympics-96)
1970 - Robert Horry, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Houston Rockets)
1970 - Ronald Waterreus, soccer player (Roda JC, PSV)
1970 - Jo Dee Messina, American country music singer
1971 - Makoto Kawahira, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
1971 - Michael Chack, Toms River NJ, figure skater (1997 Pac Coast Sr champ)
1971 - Quintis "Chico" Ristie, Suriname radio host
1971 - Mike Lockwood, professional wrestler (d. 2003)
1971 - Thalia Sodi, Mexican actress and singer
1972 - Bryan Stoltenberg, corner (NY Giants)
1972 - Marlo Perry, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
1972 - Marvin Harrison, wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
1972 - Tony Dumas, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks)
1973 - Fatih Akin, Turkish-German film director
1974 - Chris Mantilla, West Palm Beach Fla, diver (Olympics-96)
1974 - Darren Benson, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
1974 - Mike Jenkins, wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals)
1974 - Eric Millegan, American actor
1974 - Dave Luza, Dutch comedian
1975 - Molly Tuter, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury)
1975 - Petria Thomas, Lismore NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-silver-96)
1975 - Jeremy Horn, American MMA Fighter
1976 - Philippe Comtois, Montreal Quebec, Canadian 3m springboard diver (Olympics-96)
1976 - Sam Mackinnon, Melbourne VIC Australia, basketball forward (Oly-96)
1976 - Sarah Nadeau, Portland Maine, Miss America-Maine (1997)
1976 - Alexander Skarsgård, Swedish actor
1977 - Sophie Cadieux, Quebec actress
1977 - Diego Corrales, American boxer (d. 2007)
1977 - Jonathan Togo, American actor
1978 - Kel Mitchell, American actor
1979 - Marlon Harewood, English footballer
1980 - Neal Musser, American baseball player
1981 - Rachel Bilson, American actress
1981 - Clare Oliver, Australian cancer activist (d. 2007)
1983 - James Righton, English musician (Klaxons)
1983 - James Rossiter, British racing driver
1983 - Janet Chow, Canadian/Chinese beauty pageant contestant
1987 - Stacey Farber, Canadian actress
1987 - Blake Lively, American actress
1987 - James Wesolowski, Australian footballer
1987 - Liu Yifei, Chinese actress and singer
1987 - Justin Upton, American baseball player
1988 - Angela Park, Brazilian/American golfer
1988 - Raymond Quinn, English singer
1992 - Miyabi Natsuyaki, Japanese singer
1994 - Josh Flitter, American actor
1997 - Holly Gibbs, English actress
1998 - China Anne McClain, American actress



Deaths on August 25

79 - Gaius Plinius Secundus, [Plinius Maior], Roman admiral/writer, dies
383 - Flavius Gratianus, Emperor of Rome (375-383), murdered at 25
383 - Gratian, Roman Emperor (b. 359)
471 - Gennadius I, Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 458)
882 - Louis III, King of France (879-82), dies at 19
1192 - Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1142)
1227 - Ghengis Khan, [Temudjin], founded Mongolia, dies
1270 - Louis IX, the Saint, King of France (1226-70), dies from plague at 56
1282 - Thomas Cantilupe, English saint (b. ca 1218)
1330 - Sir James Douglas, Scottish soldier (b. 1286)
1346 - Louis of Nevers, Count of Flanders, dies in battle
1554 - Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, English great admiral, dies
1556 - David Jorisz, Flemish glass blower/sect leader, dies at about 54
1580 - Frederick Schenk van Toutenburg, last archbishop of Utrecht, dies
1632 - Thomas Dekker, English dramatist (b. ca. 1572)
1649 - Richard Crashaw, English clergyman/poet, dies at about 36
1688 - Henry Morgan, Welsh lt-governor of Jamaica
1699 - King Christian V of Denmark (b. 1646)
1711 - Edward Villiers, 1st Earl of Jersey, English politician
1742 - Jose Antonio Carlos de Seixas, composer, dies at 38
1773 - Franz Nikolaus Novotny, composer, dies at 29
1774 - Nicolo Jommelli, composer, dies at 59
1776 - David Hume, Scottish philosopher and historian (b. 1711)
1789 - Mary Ball Washington, mother of George, dies
1791 - Pietro Domenico Paradisi, composer, dies
1792 - Jacques Cazotte, French writer (b. 1719)
1822 - F William Herschel, German astronomer (discovered Uranus), dies at 85
1835 - Ann Rutledge, said to be Lincoln's true love, dies in Ill at 22
1840 - K L Immermann, writer, dies at 44
1842 - Jerome-Joseph de Momigny, composer, dies at 80
1846 - Giuseppe Acerbi, Italian nature investigator/diplomat, dies at 73
1867 - Michael Faraday, English scientist (b. 1791)
1868 - Costache Negruzzi, Romanian author/poet, dies at about 60
1868 - Henry P Scholte, Dutch/US vicar (Iowa), dies at 62
1868 - Jacob van Lennep, Dutch 2nd member of parliament, dies at 66
1900 - Friedrich Nietschze, philosopher (Also sprach Zarathustra), dies at 55
1900 - Kuroda Kiyotaka, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1840)
1901 - Clara Maass, army nurse sacrificied her life at 25 to prove that the mosquito carries yellow fever
1904 - William Hall, Canadian Royal Naval sailor (b. 1827)
1908 - Henri Becquerel, French physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1852)
1924 - Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general (b. 1818)
1925 - Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Austro-Hungarian field marshal (b. 1852)
1929 - Frederick Burton, cricketer (Australian wicketkeeper 1886-87), dies
1930 - Siegfried Wagner, composer, dies at 61
1936 - Grogorij J Zinovjev, Russian revolutionary, dies
1938 - Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Jama), dies at 67
1939 - Babe Siebert, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1904)
1942 - George EAE, English prince/earl of St Andrews, dies in battle at 39
1942 - Panayot Pipkov, composer, dies at 70
1942 - W van Daalen, opposition leader on Celebes, beheaded
1942 - George Edward Alexander Windsor, Duke of Kent (b. 1902)
1944 - Krijn van den Helm, resistance fighter (KP Leeuwarden), shot to death
1944 - Mussa Dshalil, writer, dies
1945 - John Birch, American intelligence officer and missionary (b. 1918)
1947 - Clark Wissler, US cultural anthropologist, dies at 76
1950 - Earl Caddock, professional wrestler (b. 1888)
1956 - Alfred C Kinsey, US sexologist (Kinsey Report), dies
1965 - Moonlight Graham, American baseball player
1967 - George Lincoln Rockwell, head of American Nazi Party, assassinated
1967 - Paul Muni, actor (Good Earth), dies after lengthy illness at 71
1967 - Stanley Bruce, eighth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1883)
1968 - John George, actor (Kolb-Adventures of Fu Manchu), dies at 70
1968 - Stan McCabe, cricketer (39 Tests for Australia 1930-38), dies
1971 - Ted Lewis, [Theodore L Friedman], bandleader, dies at 80
1971 - Ted Lewis, American musician and entertainer (b. 1890)
1972 - Juan Carlos Paz, composer, dies at 71
1972 - Robert Denzler, composer, dies at 80
1975 - Frans van Amelsvoort, choir conductor, dies at 75
1975 - John R Dunning, US physicist, dies at 67
1976 - Eyvind Johnson, Swedish author (Nobel-1974), dies at 76
1976 - Perc Hornibrook, cricketer (6 Tests 1928-30, 17 wickets), dies
1979 - Stan Kenton, orch leader (Music 55), dies at 67
1980 - Gower Champion, dancer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), dies at 60
1982 - John AM "Hans" van Tongeren, actor (Hunk), commits suicide at 27
1984 - Truman Capote, author (In Cold Blood), dies at 59
1984 - Waite Hoyte, knuckleball pitcher, dies at 84
1984 - Viktor Chukarin, Soviet gymnast (b. 1921)
1985 - Samantha Smith, actress (Elizabeth-Lime Street), dies in plane at 13
1986 - Allen Case, actor (Deputy, Legend of Jesse James), dies at 51
1988 - Price Daniel, (Gov/Sen-D-Texas), dies at 77
1989 - Gunnar Johnsen Berg, composer, dies at 80
1990 - Morley Callaghan, Canadian writer (b. 1903)
1991 - Don Nute, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 56
1991 - Niven Busch, US writer (Duel in the Sun), dies
1991 - Sergei Ajromeiev, soviet general, commits suicide
1992 - Alma Graciela Haro Esmerelda, singer, dies of diabetes at 65
1992 - Frederick O'Neal, actor (Anna Lucasta, Free White & 21), dies at 86
1992 - Jan G Toonder, writer (Castle in Ireland), dies at 78
1993 - Amy Biehl, US activist in South-Africa, murdered at 26
1994 - Ramdas Nayak, Indies hindu leader/politician, murdered at about 52
1995 - John Killan Houston Brunner, British sci-fi writer, dies at 60
1995 - R B Hudmon, R&B/Soul Singer, dies at 41
1996 - Alexander Colleridge Vanderpuiye Baka Tetteh, actor/lawyer, dies at 64
1996 - Dai Houying, writer, dies at 58
1996 - Erskine Childers, UN official/civil servant, dies at 67
1996 - Les Burns, local councillor, dies at 53
1996 - Sylvia Fisher, opera Singer, dies at 86
1997 - Clodomiro Almeyda Medina, Chilean external minister (1970-73), dies
1997 - James Dewar, journalist/documentary film-maker, dies at 70
1997 - Robert Pinget, novelist/Playwright, dies at 78
1999 - Rob Fisher, English musician (b. 1956)
2000 - Carl Barks, American cartoonist (b. 1901)
2000 - Jack Nitzsche, American record producer (b. 1937)
2001 - Aaliyah, American singer and actress (b. 1979)
2001 - Carl Brewer, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
2001 - Ken Tyrrell, former race driver and founder of Tyrrell Racing (b. 1924)
2001 - Philippe Léotard, French actor and singer (b. 1940)
2002 - Dorothy Hewett, Australian writer (b. 1923)
2005 - Peter Glotz, German politician (b. 1939)
2007 - Ray Jones, English footballer (b. 1988)
2008 - Kevin Duckworth, American basketball player (b. 1964)
2008 - Pavle Kozjek, Slovenian mountaineer (b. 1959)
2009 - Edward M. Kennedy, United States Senator from Massachusetts (b. 1932)



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History, Births, and Deaths for August 26


580 - Chinese invents toilet paper
1071 - Battle of Manzikert, Byzantine Armenia (modern Malazgirt, Turkey). Fought between Byzantine Empire and Seljuq Turks.
1278 - Battle of Marchfeld: Rudolf van Habsburg defeats Ottokar II
1303 - Ala ud din Khilji captures Chittorgarh.
1346 - Battle at Crécy-England's longbows defeat France, cannons used for 1st time in battle
1466 - A conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de' Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered.
1498 - Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà.
1541 - Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Buda/annexes Hungary
1545 - Pope Paul III names his son Pierluigi Farnese, duke of Parma
1549 - Battle at Dussingdale: John Dudley beats rebels
1629 - Cambridge Agreement, Mass Bay Co stockholders agree to emigrate
1634 - Battle at Nordlingen Bavarian: emperor Ferdinand II & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants
1641 - West India Company conquerors Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola
1648 - People's uprising against Anna of Austria & Cardinal Mazarin
1652 - Sea battle at Plymouth: Ayscue vs De Ruyter
1745 - England, Prussia & Hannover sign treaty
1748 - The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1778 - The first recorded ascent of Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia.
1791 - John Fitch grants US patent for his working steamboat
1794 - French troops occupy Lock
1839 - The ship Amistad is captured off Long Island.
1843 - Charles Thurber patents a typewriter
1846 - Felix Mendelssohn's "Elijah," premieres
1846 - W A Bartlett appointed 1st US mayor of Yerba Buena (SF)
1858 - First news dispatch by telegraph.
1863 - Battle of Rocky Gap WV (White Sulphur Springs)
1873 - 1st free kindergarten in the U.S. started by Susan Blow in Carondelet, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri
1874 - 16 blacks lynched in Tennessee
1883 - -27] Krakatoa erupts with increasingly large explosions kills 36,000
1894 - Social-Democratic Worker's party (SDAP) forms
1895 - Electric central at Niagara Falls gives 1st steam
1896 - Armenian revolutionairy assault on Ottoman Bank Constantinople
1903 - Phillies walk 17 Dodgers in a game
1907 - Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 sec
1909 - Frank Tarrant scores cricket 145 & 13-67 for Middlesex v Gloucs
1909 - Middlesex beat Gloucs (Bristol) by Inn & 31 in a single day
1912 - 32nd US Mens Tennis: M E McLoughlin beats W F Johnson (36 26 62 64 62)
1912 - Walter Johnson's 16-game winning streak ends
1913 - 33rd US Mens Tennis: M E McLoughlin beats R N Williams (64 57 63 61)
1914 - -9/10] Russian army attacks Austrian army in Galicia
1914 - Battle of Tannenberg - 8th German army defeats Russian Narev army
1915 - German troops over run Brest-Litovsk, Russia
1916 - Phila A's Bullet Joe Bush no-hits Cleve, 5-0
1916 - Yanks turn triple-play beating Browns 10-6
1918 - W Smith & F Bacons "Lightnin'," premieres in NYC
1920 - 19th amendment passes-women's suffrage granted (about time!)
1920 - Percy Fender (Surrey v Northants) scores 100 in 35 mins
1922 - Japanese cruiser Niitaka leaves in storm at Kamchatka, 300 killed
1924 - (August 13 Old Style) The Catastrophe of Smyrna, known as the Asia Minor Catastrophe to Greeks, occurs. The Ottoman army expels Greeks and other non-Turks from Asia Minor.
1929 - 1st US roller coaster built
1930 - Hack Wilson hits his 44th HR, breaks Chuck Klein's NL record
1933 - Jan van Houten bicycles world record time (44,588 km)
1935 - CCC camp opens in Brecksville Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks
1937 - Franco's troops conquer Santander
1937 - Pumping to build Treasure Island in SF Bay is finished
1938 - British leaders & Arabians fight in Palestine
1938 - Montreal Maroons dropped from NHL
1939 - 1st major league baseball telecast-Reds beat Bkln Dodgers (W2XBS NY)
1939 - Belgium mobilizes
1939 - Kroatia gets autonomous status
1940 - RKC soccer team forms in Waalwijk
1940 - Chad is the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Félix Éboué, France's first black colonial governor.
1942 - 7,000 Jews are rounded up in Vichy-France
1942 - Japanse troops lands on New-Guinea, Milne Bay
1942 - Russian counter offensive begins in Moscow
1942 - Transport nr 24 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1944 - Bulgaria announces withdrawal & German troops are to be disarmed
1944 - De Gaulle marches to Champs-Elysees
1944 - US 12nd Army Corps crosses river Seine East of Paris
1945 - Japanese diplomats board Missouri to receive instructions on Japan's surrender at the end of WW II
1946 - George Orwell published "Animal Farm"
1947 - 1st black baseball pitcher Don Bankhead (Hit a HR on 1st at bat)
1950 - 39th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (4-1)
1951 - Jongbloed in Paris demonstrates artificial heart
1952 - Fluoridation of SF water begins
1955 - 1st color telecast (NBC) of a tennis match (Davis Cup)
1956 - KREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 - Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Denver Golf Open
1956 - Yankees announce purchase of outfielder Enos Slaughter from KC
1957 - USSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile
1961 - Official Intl Hockey Hall of Fame opens in Toronto
1962 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Salt Lake City Golf Open
1962 - Minn Twins Jack Kralick no-hits KC A's, 1-0
1963 - W I beat England 2-1 in series, 1st holders of Wisden Cricket Trophy
1964 - Italians CP selects Luigi Longo as chairman
1964 - LBJ nominated at Democratic convention in Atlantic City, NJ
1966 - Balt Orioles Roznovsky & B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
1966 - KLOC (now KCSO) channel 42 in Charlotte, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 - Beatles, Mick Jagger & Marienne Faithful meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
1967 - Dean Chance pitches a 2-1 no-hitter, & Twins sweep Cleveland
1967 - Dutch 2nd Chamber demands US stop bombing North Vietnam
1971 - Dutch Queen Juliana & Prince Bernhard visit Indonesia
1971 - NY Giant football team announces they're leaving Bronx for NJ in 1975
1971 - Orioles' Don Buford struck out 5 times in a game
1972 - 20th Olympic games open at Munich German FR
1972 - Leo Durocher replaces Harry Walker as manager of Astros
1972 - NY Cosmos beat St Louis Stars, 2-1 to win NASL championship
1972 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1973 - David Eisenhower writes his last sports column
1973 - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
1973 - U of Tx (Arlington) is 1st accredited school to offer belly dancing
1973 - 10-year-old Mary Boitano is 1st woman to win 6.8-mile Dipsea Race in Marin County, CA, beating a field of 1,500 runners
1974 - Guinee-Bissau becomes independent of Portugal
1974 - Soyuz 15 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3
1977 - Frank Martinus Arion forms Surinamese Writers group 77
1978 - Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice becomes Pope John Paul I
1978 - Soyuz 31 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 East German) to Salyut 6
1979 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1980 - Pete Comita replaces Tom Peterson as bassist of Cheap Trick
1980 - John Birges plants a bomb at Harvey's Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada.
1981 - Space Shuttle vehicle moves to Launch Complex 39A for STS-2 mission
1981 - Voyager 2 takes photo's of Saturn's moon Titan
1982 - NASA launches Telesat-F
1983 - Flooding destroys most of the old town of Bilbao, Spain.
1984 - Betsy King wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
1984 - Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 3k woman record (8:22.62) in Leningrad
1984 - Zdena Silvaha (Cz) throws discus 74.55 m (women's world record)
1985 - Balt Oriole Eddie Murray knocks in 9 RBIs in a game vs Calif Angels
1985 - French government claims no knowledge of assault on Rainbow Warrior
1986 - Rosa Mota wins Stuttgart female marathon (2:28:38)
1987 - Paul Molitor goes 0-for-4 ends hitting streak at 39 consecutive games
1988 - Mehran Karimi Nasseri arrives at Charles de Gaulle International Airport.
1989 - Trumbull Conn, is 1st US team since 1983 to win Little League WS
1990 - 2 slain college students found in Gainesville Florida
1990 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Northgate Golf Classic
1990 - Bo Jackson hits 4th of 4 consecutive HRs
1991 - Royal Brett Saberegen no-hits White Sox 7-0
1992 - "Anna Karenina" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 46 performances
1995 - Andrew Symonds hits 20 sixes in match for Gloucs v Glamorgan
1995 - Lara completes 7th Test Cricket century, 179 at The Oval
1996 - Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policy
1997 - Beni-Ali massacre in Algeria; 60-100 people killed.
1999 - Michael Johnson breaks the 400 metres world record with a time of 43.18 seconds.
2002 - Earth Summit 2002 begins in Johannesburg, South Africa.
2003 - The Columbia Accident Investigation Board releases its final reports on Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
2008 - Russia unilaterally recognizes the independence of the former Georgian breakaway republics Abkhazia and South Ossetia.



Births on August 26

1469 - Ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496)
1540 - King Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583)
1596 - Frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)
1627 - Thomas Bullis, composer
1676 - Robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5]
1687 - Willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph)
1694 - Elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755)
1726 - Karl Kohaut, composer
1728 - Johann Heinrich Lambert, German scientist (d. 1777)
1736 - Jean-Baptiste L. Romé de l'Isle, French chemist (d. 1790)
1740 - Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (ballooning)
1743 - Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, Paris, father of mod chemistry (Oxygen)
1745 - Francois Guichard, composer
1749 - Johann Ernst Rembt, composer
1775 - William Joseph Behr, German writer (d. 1851)
1788 - Aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist
1789 - Abbas Mirza, Prince of Persia (d. 1833)
1792 - Manuel Oribe, Uruguayan political figure (d. 1857)
1811 - Danville Leadbetter, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1866
1813 - Nicaise de Keyser, Flemish painter (Battle of Guilder Tracks)
1819 - Albert "Bertie" von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, husband of queen Victoria
1820 - James Harlan, (Rep-Iowa)/US Secretary of Interior (1865-66)
1823 - Wilhelm Troszel, composer
1825 - Jacobus J Backer, German sea historian
1826 - Princess Alexandra of Bavaria (d. 1875)
1828 - Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni, composer
1833 - Charles Jackson Paine, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1835 - Theodore Washington Brevard, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1842 - Heinrich I Quincke, German internist (Lumbaalpunctie)
1843 - George August Lumbye, composer
1845 - Mary Ann Nichols, English victim of Jack the Ripper (d. 1888)
1850 - Charles Richet, French physiologist (anaphylaxis-Nobel 1913)
1854 - Arnold Fothergill, England cricketer (d. 1932)
1862 - Herbert Booth, American son of William and Catherine Booth (d. 1926)
1870 - Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok) [NS=Sept 7]
1873 - Lee De Forest, Council Bluffs, inventor (Audion vacuum (radio) tube)
1874 - Zona Gale, American novelist (d. 1938)
1875 - John Buchan, Scotland, Gov-Gen of Canada/writer (Battle of Somme)
1880 - Guillaume Apollinaire, France, poet/movie critic (Alcoola)
1882 - James Franck, German naturalist (Nobel 1925)
1882 - Johannes Lindeboom, vicar/church historian (Neth Archives)
1884 - Earl Biggers, author ("Charlie Chan" detective series)
1885 - Jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will)
1887 - Luis Abraham Delgadillo, composer
1890 - Tommy Andrews, cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's)
1891 - Emmy van Lokhorst, Dutch author
1891 - Ferdinand Bruckner, [Theodor Tagger], Austrian playwright (Races)
1894 - Sparky Adams, Baseball player (d. 1989)
1896 - Richard Hammond, composer
1896 - Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1990)
1897 - Yoon Boseon, President of South Korea (d. 1990)
1898 - Peggy Guggenheim, art patron & collector
1899 - Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter
1900 - Hellmuth Walter, German engineer and inventor (d. 1980)
1901 - Gen Maxwell D Taylor, former US Army chief of staff
1901 - Jan de Quay, Dutch minister of war/premier (KVP, 1959-63)
1901 - Tullio Campagnolo, Italy, bicycle manufacturer (Fiat)
1901 - Chen Yi, Chinese communist military commander and politician (d. 1972)
1903 - Jimmy Rushing, US blues singer
1904 - Christopher W Bradshaw-Isherwood, Brit/US writer (Goodbye to Berlin)
1906 - Albert B Sabin, Russia, US microbiologist (oral polio vaccine)
1908 - Bill Hunt, cricketer (NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933)
1908 - W. B. Henning, Prussian-born Iranist (d. 1967)
1909 - Eric Quail Davies, cricket pace bowler (5 Tests for S Africa 1935-39)
1909 - Frank Gasparro, Phila Pa, US chief engraver (1965-81)
1909 - Jim Davis, American actor (d. 1981)
1909 - Gene Moore, baseball player (d. 1978)
1910 - Mother Teresa, [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Yugoslavia (Nobel Peace Prize 1979)
1911 - Lester Lanin, orchestra leader (40 Beatle Hits)
1913 - Cees de Lange, Dutch conferencier
1913 - Robertson William Davies, novellist essayist/dramatist
1913 - Tschakowski, writer
1914 - Julio Cortázar, Argentine writer (d. 1984)
1915 - Humphrey Searle, England, writer (20th Century counterpoint)
1915 - Jim Davis, Edgerton Mo, actor (Jack Ewing-Dallas)
1915 - William Bardwell, composer
1916 - Allan Leslie Merson, historian
1917 - Jan Clayton, Tularosa NM, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie)
1917 - William French Smith, Attorney General (1981-85)
1918 - Louis W "Louis" Stotijn, bassoonist/conductor (Residence Orchestra)
1919 - Ronny Graham, Phila Pa, actor (Bob Crane Show, Chico & the Man)
1920 - Brant Parker, American cartoonist (d. 2007)
1921 - Ben Bradlee, Boston, editor/journalist/executive (Washington Post)
1921 - David Begelman, film producer
1921 - William Preston, Columbia Penn, actor (Fisher King, Waterworld)
1922 - Lazar Nikolov, composer
1922 - Irving R. Levine, American journalist
1924 - Alex Kellner, baseball player (d. 1996)
1925 - Jack Hirshleifer, American economist (d. 2005)
1925 - Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and writer (d. 1999)
1925 - Sangharakshita, Buddhist Philosopher, Founder of the Western Buddhist Order
1927 - Francois Leydet, sierra club (Last Redwoods)
1927 - Sam Massell, (Mayor-Atlanta)
1927 - B. V. Doshi, Indian architect
1928 - Peter Appleyard, Canadian jazz vibraphonist
1928 - Naïm Kattan, Canadian novelist and essayist
1930 - Joe Solomon, cricketer (WI batsman of 50's Cap fell on wkt v Aust)
1931 - Dane Skerl, composer
1931 - Gordon Greig, journalist
1931 - Guy Vander Jagt, (Rep-R-MI, 1966- )
1932 - Joe H Engle, Abilene Ks, Brig Gen USAF/astro (STS T-2, T-4, 2, 51I)
1934 - Arthur Gordon Clough, journalist
1935 - Cornelis B Vaandrager, [Cor Vaan], Dut poet (Long Live Joop Massaker)
1935 - Geraldine Ferraro, (Rep-D-NY) 1st female dem VP candidate (1984)
1936 - Yvette Vickers, KC, playmate (Jul 1959)/actress (Attack of 50' Woman)
1937 - Tom Heinsohn, NBA star/coach (Boston Celtic)
1938 - Francine York, Aurora Minn, actress (Slattery's People)
1938 - Maurice Williams, rocker
1938 - Jet Black, English Drummer, one of the founder members of The Stranglers
1940 - Don LaFontaine, American voice actor (d. 2008)
1941 - Barbet Schroeder, director (Barfly, Single White Female, More)
1941 - Chris Curtis, [Chris Crummy], rock drummer/vocalist (Deep Purple)
1941 - Akiko Wakabayashi, Japanese actress
1942 - John E Blaha, San Antonio, USAF/astronaut (STS 29, 33, 43, 58, 79/81)
1942 - Vic Dana, Buffalo, singer/dancer (Talent Scouts)
1943 - Ulf Sundelin, Sweden, yachtsmen (Olympic-gold-1968)
1944 - Cornelia J "Corry" Arends, Dutch actress (Fool's Hat)
1944 - Richard A W G, English prince/duke of Gloucester
1944 - Stephen Greif, English actor
1945 - Melvin Watt, (Rep-D-North Carolina)
1945 - Thomas J Ridge, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania, 1983- )
1945 - Tom Ridge, first United States Secretary of Homeland Security
1946 - Alison Steadman, Liverpool England, actress (Life is Sweet)
1946 - Valerie Simpson, American singer
1946 - Mark Snow, American composer
1946 - Chantal Renaud, Quebec singer and actress
1947 - Candy Moore, Maplewood NJ, actress (Lunch Wagon, Tomboy & Champ)
1947 - Emiliano Díez, Cuban actor
1948 - Jet Black, rocker (Stranglers-Dreamtime)
1948 - Valerie Simpson, Bronx, singer, Ashford's partner (Like a Rock)
1949 - John Baldwin, Detroit, light middleweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1968)
1950 - Richard Cowsill, Newport RI, rocker (Cowsills-Hair, We Can Fly)
1950 - Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (d. 2006)
1951 - Robert G Torricelli, (Rep-D-New Jersey, 1983- )
1952 - Billy Rush, rocker
1952 - John Kinsella, USA, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)
1952 - Michael Jeter, Lawrenceburg TN, actor (Fisher King)
1952 - Willie Rush, rocker (Asbury Jukes)
1952 - Will Shortz, American crossword editor
1953 - Pat Sharkey, Irish footballer
1954 - Michael Chetwood, rocker
1954 - Sarah Lundy, horse trainer
1954 - Steve Wright, Britain's wacky DJ/actor (Funny Man)
1954 - Wally Murphy, rocker
1954 - Efren Reyes, Filipino pool player
1956 - Mark Mangino, American football coach
1957 - Alex Trevino, catcher (LA Dodgers)
1957 - Dr. Alban, Nigerian-Swedish singer
1957 - Rick Hansen, Canadian paraplegic athlete
1958 - Jan Nevens, Belgian cyclist
1959 - Jim Rutledge, Victoria, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 Indian Open)
1959 - Joanne Gail Abbott, executive (MTV)
1959 - Kathryn P Hire, Mobile Alabama, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (sk: STS 90)
1960 - Branford Marsalis, jazz saxophonist (Bring on the Night, Tonight Show)
1960 - Nancy Martinez, rocker
1960 - Ola Ray, St Louis Mo, playmate (Jun, 1980)/actress (Thriller)
1961 - Jeff Parrett, Indianapolis IN, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1961 - Jimmy Olander, Palos Verdes Cal, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in Middle)
1962 - Roger Kingdom, US 60m hurdler (world record)
1962 - Bob Mionske, American cyclist and attorney
1963 - David Byas, cricketer (left-handed Yorkshire batsman)
1964 - Bobby Jurasin, CFL defensive end (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1964 - Chad Kreuter, Marin County CA, catcher (Chic White Sox)
1964 - Dave Boyes, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)
1964 - Karla Karch-Gailus, Vancouver BC, basketball guard (Olympics-96)
1965 - Chris Burke, actor with down syndrome (Corky-Life Goes On)
1965 - Jon Hensley, Doylestown PA, actor (Holden Snyder-As the World Turns)
1965 - Bobby Duncum, Jr., wrestler (d. 2000)
1966 - Jacques Brinkman, Dutch field hockey player
1966 - Shirley Manson, Scottish singer
1967 - Myron Guyton, NFL full safety (NE Patriots)
1968 - Courtney Hall, NFL center (SD Chargers)
1968 - Gavin Stratfold, Darwin NT, Australasia golfer
1968 - Byron Lawson, Canadian actor
1969 - Elaine Irwin Mellencamp, Allentown Penn, wife of John Cougar
1969 - Mike Gisler, NFL guard/center (NE Patriots)
1969 - Nicole Arendt, Somerville NJ, tennis star (1996 Aust doubles finalist)
1969 - Ricky Bottalico, New Britain CT, pitcher (Phila Phillies)
1970 - Brett Schultz, cricket pace bowler (South African Test)
1970 - Jacco Eltingh, Heerde Neth, tennis star (1993 ATP World Doubles)
1970 - Olimpiada Ivanova, Russian athlete
1971 - Jocelyn Borgella, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
1971 - Sharon Tina Jenkins, Auckland NZ, badminton player (Olympics-96)
1971 - Thalía, Mexican singer
1972 - Sherell Ford, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics)
1973 - Barret Robbins, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
1974 - Freddie Scott, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
1974 - Kelvin Cato, NBA center (Portland Trailblazers)
1974 - Eric D. Snider, American humor columnist / movie reviewer
1975 - Shea Seals, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
1975 - Morgan Ensberg, American baseball player
1976 - Carey Tally, Memphis Tenn, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
1976 - Amaia Montero, Spanish singer (La Oreja de Van Gogh)
1976 - Zemfira, Russian singer
1977 - Liam Botham, cricketer (son of Ian Hampshire all-rounder 1996)
1977 - Saeko Chiba, Japanese seiyū
1977 - Morris Peterson, American basketball player
1978 - Raja Kashif, Pakistani singer
1979 - Cristian Mora, Ecuadorian footballer
1979 - Rubén Pazos, Spanish footballer
1979 - Jamal Lewis, American football player
1980 - Macaulay Culkin, NYC, actor (Home Alone, My Girl, Richie Rich)
1980 - Brendan Harris, American baseball player
1980 - Chris Pine, American actor
1981 - Jesse Martin, Australian yachtsman
1981 - Petey Williams, Canadian professional wrestler
1981 - Demetria McKinney, American actress
1981 - Tino Best, West Indian cricketer
1982 - David Long, New Zealand musician
1983 - Félix Porteiro, Spanish racing driver
1986 - Cassie, American singer
1988 - Princess Maria Laura of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este
1988 - Danielle Savre, American actress
1988 - Evan Ross, American actor
1990 - Lil' Chris, British singer
1992 - Yang Yilin, Chinese gymnast
1993 - Keke Palmer, American actress



Deaths on August 26

1278 - Ottokar II, King of Bohemia (1253-78), dies in battle
1346 - Jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle
1346 - Killed in the Battle of Cr
1346 - Charles II of Alençon, killed in the Battle of Crécy (b. 1297)
1346 - Rudolph, Duke of Lorraine, killed in the Battle of Crécy (b. 1320)
1349 - Thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury
1368 - Engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies
1486 - Ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45
1518 - Giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara
1551 - Margareta Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1516)
1572 - Petrus Ramus, French philosopher (b. 1515)
1595 - Antonio, Prior of Crato, claimant to the throne of Portugal (b. 1531)
1616 - Johan van de Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC), dies at 66
1661 - Louis Couperin, composer, dies
1666 - Frans Hals, Dutch painter (b. circa 1580)
1683 - Christoph Schultze, composer, dies at 76
1712 - Sebastian Anton Scherer, composer, dies at 80
1714 - Edward Fowler, English Bishop of Gloucester (b. 1632)
1723 - Thonis van Leeuwenhoek, biologist/inventor (microscope), dies at 90
1770 - Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright/poet, dies at 42
1785 - George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville, British soldier and politician (b. 1716)
1813 - Daniel Gottlob Turk, composer, dies at 63
1813 - Karl Theodor Korner, German poet (Vetter aus Bremen), dies at 21
1832 - Henryk Klein, composer, dies at 96
1849 - Jacques-Fereol Mazas, composer, dies at 66
1850 - Louis-Philippe of France (b. 1773)
1860 - Friedrich Silcher, composer, dies at 71
1860 - Philipp Friedrich Silcher, composer, dies at 71
1863 - John Buchanan Floyd, US min of War (1857-60)/Confederate general, dies
1865 - Johann F Encke, German astronomer (Comet Encke), dies at 73
1865 - Marcellus Monroe Crocker, US attorney/Union brig-general, dies at 35
1869 - Henri Leys, Flemish painter, dies at 54
1873 - Carl Wilhelm, composer, dies at 57
1894 - PPH van Ham, general-major, dies in battle on Lombok
1908 - Tony Pastor, American vaudeville performer (b. 1837)
1910 - William James, American psychologist and philosopher (b. 1842)
1915 - John Bunny American comedian (b. 1863)
1921 - Ludwig Thoma, writer, dies
1921 - Matthias Erzberger, German min of Finance, murdered at 45
1921 - Peter I Karadjordjevic, King of Serbia/Yugoslavia (1903-21), dies
1930 - Lon Chaney, actor (Thunder, Big City, Unholy 3), dies at 47
1944 - Adam von Trott zu Solz, German diplomat (b. 1909)
1945 - Franz Werfel, Czech/German/US poet/writer (Mirror Man), dies at 54
1946 - Jeanie MacPherson, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1887)
1948 - Oscar L Fernandez, Brazilian conductor/composer (Imbapara), dies at 50
1949 - Nico van Suchtelen, publisher, dies at 70
1956 - Alfred Wagenknecht, German-born American activist (b. 1881)
1958 - Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer, dies at 85
1960 - Mark Hambourg, composer, dies at 81
1963 - Larry Keating, actor (George Burns Show, Roger-Mr Ed), dies at 67
1966 - Art Baker, TV host (You Asked For It), dies at 67
1967 - Andres Sas, composer, dies at 67
1967 - Dilawar Hussain, cricketer (Indian wicketkeeper in the 1930's), dies
1968 - Kay Francis, actress (Charley's Aunt, Play Girl), dies of cancer at 65
1968 - Kay Francis, American actress (b. 1899)
1971 - Francesco Santoliquido, composer, dies at 88
1972 - Jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist, dies at 63
1974 - Charles Lindbergh, aviator, dies at 72
1975 - Cullen Landis, entertainer, dies at 80
1976 - Lotte (Krause-)Lehmann, German soprano (More than singing), dies at 88
1976 - Warner Anderson, actor (Doctor, Lineup, Peyton Place), dies at 65
1977 - HA Rey, author of popular constellation book, dies at 78
1977 - Heinz Rottger, composer, dies at 67
1977 - Willis Bouchey, actor (Battle Cry, From Here to Eternity), dies at 34
1978 - Charles Boyer, actor (Gaslight, Rogues), dies at 78
1978 - Charles Trowbridge Haubiel, composer, dies at 86
1978 - José Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer (b. 1916)
1979 - Mika Waltari, Finnish author (b. 1908)
1980 - Miliza Korjus, actress (Great Waltz), dies at 71
1980 - Rosa Albach-Retty, German actress (b. 1874)
1980 - Tex Avery, American cartoonist (b. 1908)
1981 - Lee Hays, rocker, dies of a heart attack
1981 - Roger Nash Baldwin, founder (ACLU), dies at 97
1983 - Mike Kellin, actor (Honestly Celeste), dies at 61 of cancer
1984 - Julie Stevens, actress (Lorelei-Big Town), dies at 67
1985 - Pieter Jongeling, Dutch MP/editor (GPV, Netherlands Daily), dies at 76
1986 - Jennifer Levin, strangled by Robert Chambers in Central Park
1986 - Ted Knight, [Tadeus Konopka], actor (Mary Tyler Moore), dies at 62
1987 - John Goddard, cricketer (West Indian captain 1948-53), dies
1988 - Paul Francis Lloyd, entertainer, dies
1988 - Carlos Paião, Portuguese singer (b. 1957)
1989 - Henk Heidweiller, ambassador of Suriname, dies
1989 - Irving Stone, US writer (Love is Eternal, Lust for Life), dies
1990 - Minoru Honda, Japanese astronomer (b. 1913)
1992 - Bob the Moor, Flemish comic strip artist (Kuifje), dies
1992 - Arthur Leigh Allen, American suspected murderer (b. 1933)
1993 - Rockin Dopsie Sr, Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco), dies at 61
1994 - Tariq Yunus, actor (Bollywood, Ashanti, Deceivers), dies at 54
1995 - David James Moore, educationalist, dies at 62
1995 - Evelyn Wood, speed reading guru, dies at 86
1995 - John Costello, historian, dies at 52
1995 - Omukama Patrick D Matthew Olimi Kaboyo II, king of Toro, dies at 49
1995 - Ronald Anthony White Jr, singer, dies at 57
1996 - Alejandro Lanusse, army officer/politician, dies at 77
1996 - Baron Baker, activist, dies at 71
1996 - Catherine Mary Hall, nurse, dies at 73
1998 - Frederick Reines, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
2000 - Akbar Adibi, Iranian scientist (b. 1939)
2001 - Louis Muhlstock, Canadian painter (b. 1904)
2003 - Jim Wacker, American football coach (b. 1937)
2004 - Laura Branigan, American singer (b. 1957)
2005 - Denis D'Amour, Canadian guitarist (Voivod) (b. 1960)
2005 - Robert Denning, American interior designer (b. 1927)
2005 - Ed White, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1949)
2006 - Rainer Barzel, German politician (b. 1924)
2006 - Clyde Walcott, Barbadian West Indies cricketer (b. 1926)
2007 - Gaston Thorn, Luxembourger politician (b. 1928)
2007 - Ramon Zamora, Filipino martial arts actor (b. 1935)
2009 - Dominick Dunne, American writer, Vanity Fair correspondent (b. 1925)



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History, Births, and Deaths for August 27


479 BC - Greco-Persian Wars: Persian forces led by Mardonius are routed by Pausanias, the Spartan commander of the Greek army in the Battle of Plataea. Along the with the Greek victory on the same day in the Battle of Mycale, the Persian invasion of Greece is halted.
663 - Remnants of the Korean Baekje Kingdom and their Yamato Japanese allies engage the combined naval forces of the Tang Chinese and Silla Koreans on the Geum River in Korea; the outcome is a significant Tang-Silla victory, while the Japanese would not attempt another invasion of Korea until the Japanese invasions of Korea of the late 16th century.
1232 - Kioto Staatsraad accept Joei Legislation
1232 - The Formulary of Adjudications is promulgated by Regent Hōjō Yasutoki. (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 1232)
1549 - Battle at Dussindale: John Dudley destroys English boer army
1569 - Pope Pius names Cosimo I de' Medici, grand duke of Toscane
1585 - Duke van Parma's troops occupy Antwerp
1601 - Olivier van Noort completes 1st Dutch exploration of new world
1610 - Polish King Wladyslaw crowned king of Russia
1619 - Monarch Frederik van Palts chosen king of Bohemia
1626 - Battle at Lutter: Catholic League beats Danish king Christian IV
1628 - Java sultan Agung van Mataram attacks Batavia
1634 - Battle of Nordingen-Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar, loses Duchy of Francomia
1665 - "Ye Bare & Ye Cubb" is 1st play, performed in N America (Acomac, Va)
1667 - Earliest recorded hurricane in US (Jamestown Virginia)
1689 - The Treaty of Nerchinsk is signed by Russia and the Qing empire.
1776 - British defeat Americans in Battle of Long Island
1783 - 1st hydrogen balloon flight (unmanned); reaches 900 m altitude
1788 - Jacques Neeker names French minister of Finance
1789 - French Natl Assembly issues "Decl of Rights of Man & Citizen"
1798 - Battle at Castelbar, Ireland: French army hunts The English
1799 - English invasion army lands in North-Holland
1813 - Battle of Dresden-Napoleon defeats Austrians
1816 - Lord Exmouth bombs Algiers, a refuge for Barbary pirates
1828 - Uruguay gains independence during Brazil-Argentina peace talk
1828 - The Russians defeat the Turks at the Battle of Akhalzic.
1832 - Black Hawk, leader of Sauk-indians, gives himself up
1859 - 1st successful oil well drilled, near Titusville, Penn by Edwin Drake
1861 - Battle of Cape Hatteras SC-Union troops take Ft Clark
1862 - Battle of Cub Run, VA
1881 - Hurricane hits Florida & Carolinas; about 700 die
1883 - Krakatoa, west of Java, explodes with a force of 1,300 megatons
1892 - NYC Metropolitan Opera House catches fire
1894 - Congress passes Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act, which includes a graduated income tax later struck down by the Supreme Court
1895 - 15th US Mens Tennis: Fred H Hovey beats Robert D Wrenn (63 62 64)
1896 - England defeated Zanzibar in a 38-minute war (9:02 AM-9:40 AM)
1897 - Roger Bresnahan debuts as Wash Senator pitcher (later HOF catcher)
1900 - Battle at Bergendal: Gen Buller beats Boer general Botha
1903 - 23rd US Mens Tennis: Hugh L Doherty beats William A Larned (60 63 108)
1908 - Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club re-organizes as the Tigers
1909 - Jack Chesbro's final Yankee game
1910 - Using 20, 137,000 candlepower arc lights, 2 amateur baseball teams play a night game at White Sox Park
1910 - Wash Red Killefer sacrifices record 4 times against Detroit
1911 - Chic White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits Boston, 5-0
1912 - Edgar Rice Burroughs' publishes "Tarzan of the Apes"
1913 - Lt Peter Nestrov, of Imperial Russian Air Service, performs a loop in a monoplane at Kiev (1st aerobatic maneuver in an airplane)
1914 - 2nd day of battle at Tannenberg: German bombs Usdau
1914 - US war reporter Richard H Davis visits Leuven
1916 - Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary
1917 - Indians set club record by stealing eight bases in a game
1918 - Christy Mathewson resigns as Reds manager to accept a commission as a captain in chemical warfare branch of Army
1918 - Dr Joseph L Johnson named minister to Liberia
1921 - J E Clair of Acme Packing Co of Green Bay granted an NFL franchise
1922 - Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000m (8:28.6)
1927 - Parks College, America's oldest aviation school, opens
1928 - 16 die in a NYC subway's 2nd worst accident
1928 - 42nd US Womens Tennis: Helen W Moody beats Helen Hull Jacobs (62 61)
1928 - Kellogg-Briand Pact, where 60 nations agree to outlaw war
1932 - 200,000 English textile workers strike
1932 - Intl anti-war congress opens in Amsterdam
1933 - Earl Averill becomes 2nd Cleveland ballplayer to hit for cycle Moody defaults in 3rd set, trailing 3-0
1934 - Arlen, Ira Gershwin & Harburgs musical premieres in NYC
1937 - Bkln Dodger Fred Frankhouse no-hits Cin, 5-0 in 7 2/3 inn game
1937 - George E T Eyston sets world auto speed record at 345.49 MPH
1938 - Yanks Monte Pearson no-hits Indians 13-0, DiMaggio hits 3 triples
1939 - Erich Warsitz makes 1st jet-propelled flight (in a Heinkel He-178)
1939 - Heinkel He-178 makes 1st manned flight with rocket/jet propulsion
1939 - Nazi Germany demands Danzig & Polish corridor
1939 - Queen Wilhelmina receives German ambassador Grave Zech
1940 - Caproni-Campini CC-2, experimental jet plane, maiden flight (Milan)
1941 - Shah of Iran abdicates throne to his son Reza Pahlawi
1942 - Cuba declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy
1944 - 200 Halifax bombers attack oil-installations in Homburg
1945 - US troops land in Japan after Japanese surrender
1948 - 102°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August
1950 - 1st transmission of a TV program from continental Europe shown on BBC
1950 - General Foods blacklists Jean Muir of Aldrich Family as a communist
1952 - Emil Zatopek wins 12th olympics marathon (2:23:03.2)
1955 - "Guinness Book of World Records" 1st published
1955 - Sandy Koufax fans 14 Reds, both teams combine for record 23 strikeouts
1956 - Curt Robert of Columbus (Intl League) hits 4 HRs in 7 inning game
1957 - Hickory Smoke wins Hambletonian Stakes
1957 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 - The Constitution of Malaysia comes into force.
1958 - Clark Griffith says Senators will prob accept offer to move to Minn
1958 - US performs nuclear test at S Atlantic Ocean
1958 - USSR launches Sputnik 3 with 2 dogs aboard
1960 - Anita Lonsbrough swims world/olympic record 200m (2:49.5)
1960 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Grossinger Golf Open
1961 - Francis the Talking Mule is mystery guest on "What's My Line"
1961 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Women's Golf Open
1962 - Mariner 2 launched; 1st probe to fly by Venus
1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1965 - Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley
1965 - WTVI TV channel 42 in Charlotte, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 - Francis Chichester begins 1st solo sail around world
1966 - Oakland Pitcher Paul Lindblad begins a 385 cons errorless streak
1966 - Race riot in Waukegan Illinois
1966 - Sir Francis Chichester begins 1st solo ocean voyage around the world
1967 - Naomi Sims is 1st black model on US cover (Fashion of the Times)
1967 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Amarillo Ladies' Golf Open
1969 - Lindy's Pride win Hambletonian Stakes
1969 - Mike Procter hits six consecutive sixes (across two overs)
1972 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
1972 - US bombs Haiphong North Vietnam
1974 - NY Met Benny Ayala hits a HR in his 1st at bat
1975 - 1st night match at US Tennis Open (Parun defeats Smith)
1975 - Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) complete tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world
1976 - Transsexual Renee Richards barred from competing in US Tennis Open
1977 - "Chicago" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 947 performances
1977 - Army shoots on market vendor women in Conakry Guinee
1977 - Toby Harrah & Bump Wills hit back-to-back inside-the-park-homers off Yankee Ken Clay at Yankee Stadium, Rangers won 8-2
1978 - Gerrie Knetemann becomes world cyclist champion
1978 - Reds Joe Morgan is 1st to hit 200 HRs & have 500 stolen bases
1978 - Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1978 - Yankee Catfish Hunter's 6-2 win gives him a perfect 6-0 in Aug 1978
1979 - 18 British militia die in ambush/bomb attack in Northern Ireland
1980 - Chon Doo Hwan elected pres of South Korea
1981 - Divers begin to recover a safe found aboard Andrea Doria
1981 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 - Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark
1982 - Soyuz T-7 returns to Earth
1983 - Haiti adopts constitution
1983 - US performs nuclear test
1984 - President Reagan announces Teacher in Space project
1984 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1985 - 20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I)-Discovery 6-launched
1985 - Mary Joe Fernandez, 14 years & 8 days old is youngest to win a US Tennis Open match (beats Sara Gomer in 1st round)
1986 - Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation
1988 - Dodger Tommy Lasorda wins 1,000th game as manager tops Phila, 4-2
1989 - 100 march through Bensonhurst protesting racial killings
1989 - 89th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Chris Patton
1989 - Betsy King wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
1989 - Tina Barrett wins LPGA Mitsubishi Motors Ocean State Golf Open
1990 - 52 Americans arrive in Turkey from Iraq
1990 - Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed 35 minutes due to gnats
1990 - Rosa Mota wins female marathon (2:31:27)
1990 - WWF Summer Slam-Ultimate Warrior beats Rick Rude
1991 - Moldavia declares independence from USSR
1992 - CFL revokes BC Lions franchise
1992 - Mets trade David Cone to Toronto for Jeff Kent & Ryan Thompson
1993 - Yak-40 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 79 killed/1 lives
1993 - The Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo's Shibaura and the island of Odaiba, is completed.
1994 - "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" closes at R Rodgers NYC after 320 perfs
1995 - "Arcadia" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 204 performances
1995 - 23rd du Maurier Golf Classic: Jenny Lidback
1995 - 95th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
1995 - Worst fire in NY in 80 years ends after 4 days
2000 - 540-metre (1,772 ft)-tall Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire, three people are killed.
2003 - Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing 34,646,418 miles (55,758,005 km) distant.
2006 - Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky bound for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Of the passengers and crew, 49 of 50 are confirmed dead in the hours following the crash.
2008 - Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States


Births on August 27

1407 - Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (d. 1425)
1471 - George von Saksen-Meissen, German potester of Frisia
1471 - George, Duke of Saxony (d. 1539)
1487 - Anna of Brandenburg, queen of Denmark (d. 1514)
1545 - Alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma/general/diplomat
1562 - Hans Leo Hassler, composer
1583 - Simon Besler, composer
1630 - Maria van Oosterwijck, Dutch flower painter
1637 - Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, Governor of the Province of Maryland (d. 1715)
1650 - Johann Samuel Welter, composer
1665 - John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, English politician (d. 1751)
1666 - Ivan V, co-tsar of Russia (1682-89)
1669 - Anne Marie of Orléans, queen of Italy (d. 1728)
1677 - Otto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun, Austrian field marshal (d. 1748)
1698 - Baal Shem Tov, Founder of the Chasiddic movement {d. 1760)
1719 - John/Jean Nepveu, Dutch governor of Suriname (1768-79)
1724 - John Joachim Zubly, Swiss-born Continental Congressman (d. 1781)
1730 - Hamann, writer
1739 - Michel Delalande, composer
1752 - Herman Muntinghe, Dutch theologist (History of Mankind)
1768 - Anne-Francois Mellinet, French/Belgian general (Maastricht)
1770 - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher/inventor (dialectic)
1803 - Edward Beecher, American theologian (d. 1895)
1809 - Hannibal Hamlin, ® 15th VP (1861-65)
1824 - Hiram Gregory Berry, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1826 - Frank Stillman Nickerson, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1826 - Hermann Kipper, music teacher/critic/composer
1832 - James Alexander Walker, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901
1835 - Albijn van de Abeele, Flemish author/mayor/painter
1837 - Heinrich Urban, composer
1839 - Emory Upton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1881
1847 - Gustave J Waffelaert, Flemish theologist/bishop of Bridge
1849 - Manuel Acuna, Mexican poet (Nocturno)
1856 - Iwan Franko, writer
1858 - Giuseppe Peanoin Cuneo, Piemonte Italy, mathematician
1865 - Charles Gates Dawes, ® 30th VP (1925-29, Nobel 1925)
1865 - Emmuska Orczy, British writer (Scarlet Pimpernel)
1865 - James Henry Breasted, American Egyptologist (d. 1935)
1867 - Umberto Giordano, composer
1869 - Karl Haushofer, soldier/geographer
1870 - Amado Nervo, [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican writer/poet
1871 - Theodore Dreiser, US, novelist (Sister Carie, American Tragedy)
1874 - Karl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, Nobel 1931)
1875 - Katharine McCormick, American women's rights activist (d. 1967)
1877 - Charles Stewart Rolls, British auto manufacturer (Rolls-Royce Ltd)
1877 - Lloyd Cassel Douglas, novelist
1877 - Ernst Wetter, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1963)
1878 - Joseph John Richards, composer
1882 - Jaroslav Kricka, composer
1882 - Samuel Goldwyn, [Gelbfisch], film magnate (MGM)
1884 - Harry Antrim, Chicago IL, actor (Miracle on 34th St, Devil's Doorway)
1884 - Vincent Auriol, president of France (1947-53)
1886 - Eric Coates, Hucknall Nottinghamshire England, viola player/composer
1886 - Rebecca Clarke, composer
1890 - Man Ray, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American artist and photographe (Dada)
1894 - Charles Meredith, Knoxville Pa, actor (Court of Last Resort)
1896 - Faina Ranevskaya, Russian actress (d. 1984)
1897 - Ad van Emmenes, Dutch soccer reporter
1898 - Enny de Leeuwe, [Engelina], actress (Anatevka)/wife of Pierre Mols
1899 - Byron Foulger, Ogden UT, actor (River's Edge, Up in Smoke)
1899 - Cecil Scott Forester, Engld, historical novelist (Horatio Hornblower)
1899 - C. S. Forester, British author (d. 1966)
1901 - Al Ritz, [Joaquim], Newark NJ, actor (Ritz Brothers, Hi Ya Chum)
1901 - Roger Pryor, NYC, actor (Belle of the Nineties, Identity Unknown)
1902 - Herbert Menges, composer
1903 - Xavier Villaurrutia, Mexican poet (Nocturno de los Angeles)
1904 - Norah Lofts, British author (d. 1983)
1904 - John Hay Whitney, American financier (d. 1982)
1905 - Alexander Johnston, CEO (Board of Inland Revenue)
1905 - Frederick O'Neal, Brooksville Miss, actor (Car 54 Where Are You)
1906 - Ed Gein, American serial killer (d. 1984)
1908 - Donald [George] Bradman, Australian cricketer (6,996 runs)
1908 - Frank Leahy, O'Neill Nebraska, football coach (Notre Dame)
1908 - Lyndon B Johnson, Stonewall Tx, (D) 36th Pres (1963-1969)
1908 - Kurt Wegner, German artist (d. 1985)
1909 - Lester W "Pres" Young, US jazz saxophonist
1909 - Sidney R Yates, (Rep-D-IL, 1949-62, 65- )
1909 - Sylveer Maes, Belgian bicylist
1911 - Patience Edney, nurse/communist
1911 - Kay Walsh, British actress (d. 2005)
1912 - Peter Gretton, British vice admiral
1913 - Arthur Benfield, head of Cheshire CID
1913 - Donald McKenzie MacKinnon, philosopher
1913 - Stewart Crawford, British diplomat
1914 - Catherine Marshall, editor/writer
1915 - Walter W Heller, economist (Old Myths & New Realities)
1916 - Martha Raye, [Margaret Reed], Butte Mont, actress (Martha Raye Show)
1916 - Tony Harris, cricketer (Springbok 5/8th, Test batsman))
1917 - Peanuts Lowrey, American baseball player (d. 1986)
1918 - Lord Winstanley, physician/British MP (Labour)
1919 - John Cox, Flemish/US painter/dir (Museum of Fine Physician, Boston)
1919 - Lord Dormand, of Eastington, British MP (Labour)
1920 - James Molyneaux, MP (Ulster unionist)
1921 - Georg Alexander, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1996)
1921 - Leo Penn, American film director (d. 1998)
1924 - David Rowbotham, Australian poet
1925 - Ken Grieves, cricketer (NSW leg-spin all-rounder)
1925 - Richard Rutt, bishop of Leicester
1925 - Tony Crombie, drummer/bandleader
1925 - Viscount Rothermere, newspaper owner
1925 - Darry Cowl, French actor (d. 2006)
1926 - Pat Coombs, English actress (d. 2002)
1926 - Kristen Nygaard, Norwegian mathematician (d. 2002)
1927 - Hugh Byatt, British diplomat
1927 - Liselott Linsenhoff, German FR, equestrian (Olympic-gold-1972)
1928 - Jack Thompson, MP (Labour)
1928 - Joan Kroc, wife of Ray Korc/owner (McDonalds & San Diego Padres)
1928 - Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi, premier of Kwazulu (Shaka Zulu)
1928 - Peter Richard Tahourdin, composer
1929 - Ad J Hermes, Dutch MP (KVP/CDA)
1929 - Elizabeta Bagrintseve, USSR, discus thrower (Olympic-silver-1952)
1929 - Ira Levin, author (Rosemary Baby, Boys From Brazil, This Perfect Day)
1930 - John Daly, British trade union leader
1930 - John Watts, chief of defense (Omani Armed Forces)
1931 - Sri Chinmoy, Indian guru (d. 2007)
1931 - Joe Cunningham, American baseball player
1932 - Antonia Fraser, biographer (Mary Queen of Scots)
1932 - Francois Glorieux, composer
1932 - M N Burdayev, cosmonaut
1932 - Mikhail Nikolayevich Burdayev, cosmonaut
1933 - Joke Smit, Dutch feminist
1935 - Frank Yablans, NYC, writer (North Dallas Forty)
1935 - Michael Holroyd, author
1935 - Ernie Broglio, American baseball player
1936 - Joel Kovel, American politician
1937 - Alice Coltrane, jazz musician
1937 - Mark Potter, British court judge
1937 - Phil Shulmon, rocker (Gentle Giant)
1937 - Tommy Sands, Chicago IL, singer/actor (Teenage Rock, Dream With Me)
1940 - David Hart, gen-sect (National Assn of Head Teachers)
1940 - Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, jazz guitarist
1941 - Yuri Vassilyevich Malyshev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-2, T-11)
1941 - Harrison Page, American actor
1942 - Daryl Dragon, Pasadena Calif, keyboardist (Capt & Tennille)
1942 - Brian Peckford, Canadian politician
1943 - Bob Kerrey, (Sen-D Nebraska)
1943 - [Susan] Tuesday Weld, NYC, actress (Dobie Gillis, Wild in Country)
1944 - Barry Conyngham, composer
1944 - Tim Bogert, rocker
1944 - Wim Jurg, corrector/chairman (Werelddambond FMJD)
1945 - G W Bailey, Port Arthur Tx, actor (Dr Beale-St Elsewhere)
1946 - Tony Howard, cricketer (WI off-spinner one Test v NZ 1972)
1947 - Jacques Arnold, MP (Conservative)
1947 - John Morrison, cricketer ("Mystery" NZ batsman 1973-82)
1947 - Susie McAllister, LPGA golfer
1947 - Barbara Bach, American actress
1947 - Harry Reems, American actor
1948 - Andy Turnell, horse trainer
1948 - Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek musician (d. 1990)
1949 - Andrew McKay, conservative MP
1949 - Barbara Bach, [Goldbach], Queens NY, actress (Spy Who Loved Me)
1949 - Douglas Fred Tewell, Baton Rouge LA, PGA golfer (1980 Sea Pines)
1949 - Edith Valckaert, Belgian violinist
1949 - Edmund Weiner, lexicographer
1949 - Jeff Cook, Fort Payne Ala, country guitar/vocalist (Alabama-Mt Music)
1949 - Simon Kirke, rocker (Bad Company)
1950 - Charles Fleischer, Wash DC, comedian (Roger Rabbit)
1950 - Cynthia Potter, US, springboard diver (Olympic-bronze-1976)
1951 - Don [Sheldon George] Pooley Jr, Phoenix AZ, PGA golfer (1980 BC Open)
1952 - Pee-wee Herman, [Paul Reubens], NY, actor (Pee-wee's Big Adventure)
1953 - Alex Lifeson, Toronto Canada, rock guitarist (Rush)
1953 - Willy "Mink" Deville, [Borsay], US blues/rock singer (Hey! Joe)
1953 - Peter Stormare, Swedish-born actor
1954 - Derek Warwick, race car driver
1954 - John Lloyd, England, tennis star (former husband of Chris Everet)
1955 - Diana Scarwid, Savannah GA, actress (Extermites, Psycho 3, Heat)
1955 - Roderick Hopkins Davis, Auckland NZ, yachting Star class (Olympics-96)
1955 - Laura Fygi, Dutch singer
1955 - Robert Richardson, American cinematographer
1956 - Glen Matlock, rock bassist (Sex Pistols)
1957 - Bernhard Langer, golfer
1958 - Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, Rus, cosmonaut (TM-7, TM-12, STS 60)
1958 - Yoshinori Mizumaki, Tokyo Japan, PGA golfer (1994 Byron Nelson-2nd)
1958 - Normand Brathwaite, Canadian comedian and television and radio host
1958 - Tom Lanoye, Belgian author
1959 - Gerhard Berger, formula-1 racer (Italian Grand Prix-1988)
1959 - Juan Fernando Cobo, Colombian artist
1960 - Damon Keeve, SF Calif, heavyweight (209+ lbs) judoka (Olympics-92, 96)
1961 - "Downtown" Julie Brown, TV host (Club MTV, Inside Edition)
1961 - Tom Ford, American fashion designer
1962 - Scott Davis, Santa Monica CA, tennis star
1962 - Vic Mignogna, American voice actor
1963 - Patty Duffek, Woodland Hills Calif, playmate (May, 1984)
1963 - Downtown Julie Brown, Welsh TV personality and MTV VJ
1964 - Frankie Thorn, American actress
1965 - Michael Perry, NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos)
1965 - Patricia Hy-Boulais, Phnom Penh Kampuchea, Canada tennis (Oly-92, 96)
1965 - Wayne James, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test wicketkeeper v Pakistan 1993)
1966 - Deena Wigger, Colorado Springs CO, US shooter (Olympic-92)
1966 - Juhan Parts, Prime Minister of Estonia
1967 - Brian McRae, Bradenton FL, outfielder (Chic Cubs)
1967 - Rob Burnett, NFL defensive end (Cleve Browns/Baltimore Ravens)
1967 - Bob Nastanovich, American musician (Pavement, Silver Jews)
1968 - Christine Schaefer, Florence Ky, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-5th-1994)
1968 - Emanual Davis, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
1968 - Martin Lowenfish, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
1968 - Michael Long, Cromwell NZ, Australasia golfer
1969 - Kipp Vickers, NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts)
1969 - Mark Ealham, cricketer (Kent & England Test all-rounder 1996)
1969 - Steven Van Randwijck, Wash DC, field hockey player (Olympics-96)
1969 - Cesar Millan, professional dog trainer
1969 - Chandra Wilson, American actress
1970 - Andy Bichel, cricketer (Australian pace bowler v WI 1997)
1970 - Dene Hills, cricketer (prolific Tasmanian batsman)
1970 - Greg Woodcroft, Hamilton Ontario, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-96)
1970 - Jim Thome, Peoria IL, infielder (Cleveland Indians)
1970 - Mark Ilott, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler 1993-)
1970 - Reggie Slater, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors)
1970 - Peter Ebdon, English snooker player
1970 - Tony Kanal, English-born musician (No Doubt)
1970 - Jeff Kenna, Irish footballer
1971 - Ernest Faber, soccer player (PSV)
1971 - Jim Flanigan, NFL defensive tackle (Chic Bears)
1971 - Julian Cheung, Hong Kong actor and singer
1972 - Chris Imes, South Paris Maine, US hockey defenseman (Olympics-1994)
1972 - Donta Jones, NFL linebacker (Pitts Steelers)
1972 - Denise Lewis, English heptathlete
1972 - Dalip Singh, Indian professional wrestler
1972 - Mike Smith, Canadian actor
1973 - Carlene Begnaud, American professional wrestler
1973 - Cory Bowles, Canadian actor
1973 - Danny Coyne, Welsh footballer
1973 - Dietmar Hamann, German footballer
1974 - Sean Woodson, safety (Buffalo Bills)
1974 - José Vidro, Puerto Rican baseball player
1974 - Michael Mason, New Zealand cricketer
1975 - Jonny Moseley, American skier
1975 - Mark Rudan, Australian footballer
1976 - Cartos Moya, Spain, tennis star
1976 - Craig Mills, Toronto, NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets)
1976 - Milano Collection Akihito Terui, Japanese professional wrestler
1977 - Michelle Kathlene Cardamon, California, Miss Teen USA (1996-3rd)
1977 - Sarah Chalke, Ottawa, actress (Becky-Roseanne, Ernest Goes to School)
1977 - Trisha Williams, Hobbs New Mexico, Miss America-New Mexico (1997)
1977 - Deco, Portuguese footballer
1977 - Mase, American rapper
1979 - Ara Francis, Miss Colorado Teen USA (1996)
1979 - Giovanni Capitello, American filmmaker/actor
1979 - Tian Liang, Chinese diver
1979 - Sarah Neufeld, Canadian musician (Arcade Fire)
1980 - Stephanie Michelle Steele, Abilene TX, country singer
1980 - Kyle Lowder, American actor
1983 - Wilson Chen, Taiwanese actor
1984 - David Bentley, English footballer
1984 - Sulley Muntari, Ghanaian footballer
1985 - Alexandra Nechita, Romanian/American artist
1986 - Mario, American R&B singer
1987 - Darren McFadden, American football player
1988 - Alexa Vega, American actress



Deaths on August 27

542 - Saint Caesarius of Arles
827 - Pope Eugene II
1208 - Irene Angelina, daughter of Isaac II Angeles, dies
1312 - Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1262)
1394 - Chokei, Emperor of Japan (b. 1343)
1450 - Reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr, English politician (b. 1395)
1521 - Josquin Des Prez, composer, dies
1522 - Giovanni A Amadei/Amadeo, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at about 75
1545 - Piotr Gamrat, Polish Catholic archbishop (b. 1487)
1572 - Claude Goudimel, French composer
1576 - Titian, [Tiziano Vecelli], Italian painter, dies of plague
1577 - Titian, Italian artist
1590 - Sixtus V, [Felice Peretti/"Montalto"], Pope (1585-90), dies at 68
1608 - Hendrik van Kinschot, [Henricus Kinschotus], lawyer, dies at 66
1611 - Tomés L de Victoria, Spanish composer/singer/organist, dies
1635 - Lope Felix de Vega, playwright/poet (Angelica, Arcadia), dies at 72
1651 - Jacob A Backer, painter, dies at about 43
1664 - Francisco Zurbarán, Spanish painter (b. 1598)
1667 - Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, buried at 33
1746 - Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer, composer, dies
1748 - James Thomson, dies
1773 - Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian general (b. 1721)
1827 - Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff, Austrian earl/prince/diplomat, dies
1828 - Eise J Eisinga, constructed planetarium at Franeker, dies at 84
1830 - Louis H J Condé, French prince, commits suicide at 74
1840 - William Kneass, 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40), dies in office
1841 - Ignaz Xaver von Seyfried, composer, dies at 65
1846 - Frantiszek Scigalski, composer, dies at 64
1846 - Gottfied Wilhelm Fink, composer, dies at 63
1855 - Francisco Eduardo da Costa, composer, dies at 36
1857 - Rufus Wilmot Griswold, American literary critic and editor (b. 1812)
1865 - Jozef Nowakowski, composer, dies at 64
1867 - Karol Katski, composer, dies at 51
1868 - Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee, composer, dies at 82
1871 - William Whiting Boardman, American politician (b. 1794)
1874 - Johan George Schwartze, painter, dies
1874 - John Henry Foley, sculptor, dies
1875 - William Chapman Ralston, American banker (b. 1826)
1879 - Rowland Hill, introduced postage stamps, dies at 84
1883 - August Friedrich Pott, composer, dies at 76
1887 - Wilhelm Volkmar, composer, dies at 74
1910 - Clement of Maasdijk, 1st Dutch aircraft death
1914 - John Weiss, German new testament, dies
1919 - Louis Botha, South African soldier/statesman, dies
1922 - Carl Fuchs, composer, dies at 83
1929 - Herman Potočnik Noordung, Slovenian rocket scientist (b. 1892)
1930 - Didericus G van Epen, genealogist/Dutch Patriarch, dies at 62
1931 - Willem H Nolens, priest/2nd Chamber member, dies
1931 - Frank Harris, Irish author and editor (b. 1856)
1931 - Francis Marion Smith, American borax magnate (b. 1846)
1943 - Otto Selz, German psychologist (In Auschwitz), dies
1944 - Georg von Boeselager, German nobleman (b. 1915)
1948 - Oley Speaks, composer, dies at 74
1948 - Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez, composer, dies at 50
1948 - Charles Evans Hughes, U.S. Supreme Court justice (b. 1862)
1949 - Arthur Chesney, actor (Lodger, Chelsea Life), dies at 67
1950 - Cesare Pavese, Italian writer (Fuoco Grande), dies at 41
1953 - Nicolai Berezowsky, composer, dies at 53
1955 - Joachim Wach, philosopher/sociologist (Sociology of Religion), dies
1958 - Ernest O Lawrence, inventor (Cyclotron-Nobel 1939), dies at 57
1962 - Carlos Lavin, composer, dies at 79
1963 - W E B Du Bois, scholar/founder (NAACP), dies at 95 in Accra Ghana
1963 - William Edward Burghardt du Bois, educational editor/author, dies
1963 - Garrett Morgan, American inventor (b. 1877)
1963 - Allama Mashriqi, Pakistani scholar and politician (b. 1888)
1964 - Alexey Semyonovich Zhivotov, composer, dies at 59
1964 - Gracie Allen, actress (Burns & Allen), dies at 62
1965 - Edmond of Dooren, Flemish painter, dies at 68
1965 - Gerald Bond, cricketer (South Africa 1938-39), dies
1965 - Le Corbusier, [Charles Jeanneret], Swiss/French architect, dies at 77
1965 - Otto Reinhold, composer, dies at 66
1967 - Brian Epstein, rock manager (Beatles), dies of drug overdose at 32
1967 - Henri-Georges Adam, French painter/cartoonist/sculptor, dies at 63
1968 - Marina, princess of Greece/Denmark/Dutchess of Kent, dies at 61
1968 - William E B Dubois, US founder NAACP (Souls of black people), dies
1969 - Claire Whitney, silent film actress (Blind Fools), dies at 79
1969 - Erika Mann, German/US author/daughter of Thomas Mann, dies
1969 - Henri EJA de Page, Belgian lawyer, dies
1969 - Ivy Compton-Burnett, novelist, dies
1971 - Bennett Cerf, (Random House)/panelist (What's My Line), dies at 73
1971 - Margaret Bourke-White, US photographer, dies at 67
1975 - Emperor Haile Selassie, depossed Ethiopian emperor, strangled at 83
1976 - Mukesh, Indian playback singer (b. 1923)
1977 - George Merritt, actor (I Monster, Canterbury Tale), dies at 86
1977 - Steve Dunne, actor (Professional Father), dies at 59
1978 - Robert Shaw, actor (Dan-Buccaneers), dies of heart attack at 51
1979 - Boleslaw Szabelski, composer, dies at 82
1979 - Louis Mountbatten, British adm of the Fleet, assassinated by IRA
1979 - Nicholas Mountbatten, Lord Mountbatten's grandson, murdered at 14
1980 - Sam Levenson, humorist (Sam Levenson Show), dies at 68
1980 - Douglas Kenney, American humorist (b. 1947)
1981 - Joan Edwards, singer (Joan Edwards Show), dies at 62
1981 - Valery Kharlamov, Soviet ice hockey player (b. 1948)
1984 - Bernard Youens, British actor (Coronation Street), dies at 69
1984 - Billy Sands, actor (Phil Silvers Show, McHale's Navy), dies at 73
1987 - Scott La Rock, American DJ (Boogie Down Productions) (b. 1962)
1988 - Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor (b. 1928)
1990 - Raymond St Jacques, actor/dir (Falcon Crest), dies of cancer at 60
1990 - Stevie Ray Vaughan, blues guitarist, dies in a helicopter crash at 35
1991 - Gordon Heath, actor (Sapphire, Staircase, Animal Farm), dies
1991 - Vince Taylor, [Brian Holden], Brit singer (Brand new Cadillac), dies
1993 - Bob Verstraete, Dutch actor/screenwriter/director (Alicia), dies at 71
1994 - Roberto Goyeneche, [El Polaco], Argentine tango singer (Maria), dies
1995 - Carl Ronald Giles, cartoonist, dies at 78
1995 - Dick Bentley, entertainer, dies at 88
1995 - Martin Louis "Marty" Paich, jazz arranger, dies at 70
1996 - Abram Games, graphic artist, dies at 82
1996 - Alexander Lanusse, military president of Argentina (1971-73), dies
1996 - Greg Morris, actor (Mission Impossible), dies at 61
1997 - Brandon Tartikoff, TV exec (NBC), dies at 48
1997 - Jeep Swenson, actor (Batman & Robin), dies of heart failure at 40
1999 - Hélder Câmara, Brazilian Roman Catholic archbishop (b. 1909)
2001 - Abu Ali Mustafa, leader of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (assassinated) (b. 1938)
2001 - Michael Dertouzos, Greek internet pioneer, Director of the M.I.T. Laboratory for Computer Science (b. 1936)
2002 - Dr. Edwin Louis Cole, "Father of the Modern Day Men's Movement," Founder of the Christian Men's Network (CMN)
2003 - Pierre Poujade, French politician (b. 1920)
2004 - Willie Crawford, American baseball player (b. 1946)
2005 - Seán Purcell, Gaelic footballer (b. 1929)
2006 - Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian film director (b. 1922)
2006 - Maria Capovilla, oldest woman alive from 2004-2006 (b. 1889)
2006 - Jesse Pintado, Mexican-born guitarist (Napalm Death) (b. 1969)
2007 - Emma Penella, Spanish actress (b. 1930)
2008 - Mark Priestley, Australian actor (b. 1976)
2009 - Sergey Mikhalkov, Russian writer and poet (b. 1913)
2010 - Luna Vachon, Professional Wrestler (b. 1962)



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History, Births, and Deaths for August 28


475 - The Roman general Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital city, Ravenna.
476 - German ruler Odoacer captures Pavia
476 - West Roman Empire formally disbands/emperor Romulus August ousted
489 - Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths defeats Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy.
1189 - Third Crusade: the Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan
1511 - The Portuguese conquer Malacca.
1521 - Turkish sultan Suleiman I's troops occupy Belgrade
1542 - Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) - Battle of Wofla: the Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and afterwards executed.
1565 - Oldest city in the US, St Augustine Fla, established
1609 - Henry Hudson, discovers & explores Delaware Bay
1619 - Ferdinand II elected Holy Roman Emperor
1632 - Henry Casimir I appointed viceroy of Drenthe
1637 - WIC-colonel Hans Koin conquerors Fort Elmina, West Africa
1640 - Second Bishop's War: King Charles I's English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn
1655 - New Amsterdam & Peter Stuyvesant bars Jews from military service
1777 - American Revolutionary War - Battle of Cooch's Bridge takes place near Newark, Delaware.
1789 - Sir William Herschel discovers Saturn's moon Enceladus
1830 - 1st locomotive in US, "Tom Thumb," runs from Balt to Ellicotts Mill
1830 - The Tom Thumb presages the first railway service in the United States.
1837 - Pharmacists John Lea & William Perrins manufactures Worcester Sauce
1840 - 9 Jewish prisoners are released from Damascus jails
1845 - Scientific American magazine publishes its first issue.
1849 - Venice under Daniele Manin surrenders to Austrians under Radetsky, after been under siege since July 20 after proclaiming independence
1850 - Richard Wagner's opera "Lohengrin" premieres at Weimar Germany
1859 - A geomagnetic storm causes the Aurora Borealis to shine so brightly that it is seen clearly over parts of USA, Europe, and even as far afield as Japan.
1861 - Battle of Fort Hatteras NC
1862 - Battle of Thoroughfare Gap VA
1862 - Battle of Groveton, VA (Manassas Plains) [->AUG 19] US7000 CS7000
1862 - Belle Boyd released from Old Capital Prison in Washington, DC
1867 - US occupies Midway Islands in Pacific
1879 - Battle at Ulundi: Lord Chelmsford beats king Cetshwayo's Zuluz
1883 - Slavery banned throughout British Empire
1884 - 1st known photograph of a tornado is made near Howard SD
1884 - Mickey Welsh strikes-out 1st 9 men he faces
1898 - Caleb Bradham renames his carbonated soft drink "Pepsi-Cola".
1907 - United Parcel Service begins service, in Seattle
1907 - UPS is founded by James E. Casey in Seattle, Washington.
1908 - 14th US Golf Open: Fred McLeod shoots a 322 at Myopia Hunt Club Mass
1911 - 45.7 cm rainfall at St George, Georgia (state record)
1913 - Queen Wilhelmina opens Peace Palace (The Hague)
1914 - 3rd day of battle at Tannenberg: violent German/Russian battles
1914 - Battle at Helgoland: British fleet beats German, 1100 killed
1914 - John French evacuate Amiens
1916 - Germany declares war on Romania
1916 - Italy declares war against Germany during WW I
1917 - 10 suffragists arrested as they picket White House
1918 - Tris Speaker suspended for season due to assault on ump Tom Connolly
1919 - General John Smuts becomes premier of South Africa
1920 - 19th amendment acknowledges women's rights
1921 - 2nd Pan-African Congress meets (London, Brussels & Paris)
1921 - Babe Ruth starts streak of an extra-base hit in 9 straight games
1922 - 1st Walker Cup: US beats England 8-4
1922 - Albert von Tilzer & Neville Fleesons musical premieres in NYC
1922 - WEAF in NYC airs 1st radio coml (Queensboro Realty-$100 for 10 mins)
1924 - Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.
1925 - Meteorite falls on Ellemeet, Schouwen, Devil Island
1926 - Indian Emil Levsen pitches complete doubleheader victory (Red Sox)
1929 - Frank Woolley scores his 100th first-class hundred
1937 - Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
1938 - Mauthausen concentration camp opens in Austria
1938 - Northwestern U awards honorary degree to dummy Charlie McCarthy
1938 - On Connie Mack Day at Shibe Park, the A's win a doubleheader
1939 - "Monty" becomes commandant of 3rd "Iron" Infantry division
1939 - Netherland mobilizes
1939 - Sammy Fain/Jack Yellen's musical "George White's Scandals" premieres
1940 - French colonies Cameroon/Congo-Brazzaville support Gen De Gaulle
1941 - 8th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 37, All-Stars 13 (98,203)
1941 - Last meeting of resistance fighter Comte d'Estienne d'Orves
1942 - 9th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 21, All-Stars 0 (101,100)
1942 - Gunther Hagg (Sweden) sets world record for 3,000m (8:01.2)
1942 - Transport nr 25 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1943 - Denmark, declares a universal strike against Nazi occupiers
1943 - Mussolini transfered from La Maddalena Sardinia to Gran Sasso
1944 - Last German troops in Marseille surrendered & Toulon cleared
1944 - US air raid on Ambon
1949 - 38th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
1949 - Riot prevents Paul Robeson from singing near Peekskill NY
1950 - Earle & Roy Mack, purchase 54% of A's from Connie Mack Jr
1951 - Braves sell pitcher Johnny Sain to the Yankees for $50,000
1951 - Pirates snap NY Giants 16 game win streak
1952 - German & Israeli reach accord about recovery payments
1952 - Jakob Malik succeeds Zorine as Foreign minister
1953 - "Me & Juliet" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 358 performances
1955 - 1st NFL preseason sudden death football, Rams beats Giants 23-17
1955 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament
1956 - England retain cricket Ashes, Jim Laker 46 wickets in the series
1957 - Sen Thurmond begins 24-hr filibuster against civil rights bill
1958 - Nellie Fox sets record for consecutive games without striking out (98)
1960 - White Sox Ted Kluzewski's 3-run HR is disallowed as ump called time
1962 - 55.9 cm rainfall at Hackberry, Louisiana (state record)
1962 - Dr Geza DeKaplany tortures wife with acid
1962 - Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)"
1963 - 200,000 demonstrate for equal rights in Washington, DC
1963 - Evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle & Bellevue opens
1963 - Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream speech" at Lincoln Memorial
1964 - Race riot in Philadelphia
1964 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 - US weather satellite Nimbus 1 launched
1964 - WEWS-TV Channel 5's "Upbeat" debuts in Cleveland
1965 - Bob Dylan booed for playing electric guiter at a concert in New York's Forest Hills
1966 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Glass City Golf Classic
1967 - Asif Iqbal & Intikhab Alam make 190 stand for 9th wkt v Eng
1967 - Boston signs 1st free-agent outfielder Ken Harrelson for $75,000 bonus
1968 - 1 day marriage of character Murphy Brown
1968 - Police & anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Dem Natl Conven
1970 - Phillies Larry Bowa steals home for 2nd time in 1970
1971 - The dollar is allowed to float against the yen for the first time.
1972 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1973 - "Monster Mash" goes gold
1973 - "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple goes gold
1973 - 6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527
1973 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1973 - India & Pakistan sign POW accord
1973 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1974 - Soyuz 15 returns to Earth
1976 - NY Cosmos beat Seattle Sounders 2-1 for NASL cup
1976 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1977 - Bonnie Lauer wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1977 - NY Yankee Ron Guidry faces just 28 men & beats Texas Rangers 1-0
1977 - Nolan Ryan strikes out 300 batters for 5th straight year
1977 - NY Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders, 2-1, at Civic Stadium in Portland Ore, winning their 2nd North American Soccer League championship
1978 - Donald Vesco rode 21'-long Kawasaki motorcycle at 318.598 mph
1978 - Ja'afar Sharif-Emami appointed premier of Iran
1979 - IRA bomb explodes on Brussels Great Market
1979 - Train crash at Nijmegen, 7 die
1981 - John Hinckley Jr pleads innocent in attempt to kill Pres Reagan
1981 - Sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken)
1981 - National Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis & Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men
1982 - "Sugar Babies" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 1208 perfs
1982 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1982 - The first Gay Games are held in San Francisco.
1983 - "Mame" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 41 performances
1983 - Greg Luzinski is 1st player to put 3 HRs onto roof at Comiskey Park
1983 - Israeli PM Menachem Begin announces resignation
1983 - Joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour
1983 - Pat Bradley wins Columbia Savings Golf Classic
1984 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1986 - Bolivia president Victor Paz Estensoro calls state of siege
1986 - Largest wrestling crowd in Canada (69,300) at Toronto Stadium
1986 - Tina Turner's star unveiled in Hollywood
1986 - US Navy officer Jerry A Whitworth sentenced to 365 years for spying
1987 - Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams & Willie McCovey with 522 HRs
1988 - 40th Emmy Awards: 30something, Wonder Years & Richard Kiley
1988 - 70 killed in crash of 3 Italian AF fighters at air show in Germany
1988 - 88th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Eric Meeks
1988 - Italian stunt flyers crashes in flames in West Germany, killing 50
1988 - Patty Jordan wins LPGA Ocean State Golf Open
1988 - Rosie Jones wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
1989 - 1st regular-season matchup of defending Cy Young Award winners
1989 - Frank Viola & Mets outduel Orel Hershiser & Dodgers 1-0
1990 - Cub's Ryne Sandberg is 1st 2nd baseman to hit 30 HRs, consecutively
1990 - Stefan Edberg (#1 seeded player) loses in 1st round to Alex Volkov
1991 - Lexington Ave IRT subway train derails at Union Square, 5 die
1991 - Red Tom Browning vs Expo Dennis Martinez both perfect game pitcher
1992 - Test Cricket debut of Muttiah Muralitharan, vs Australia at Colombo
1993 - Dam breaks in Qinghai West China, 223 killed
1993 - Jakovlev-42 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 76 killed
1993 - Long Beach Calif beats Panama for little league world championship
1993 - Singapore vice-premier Teng Cheong elected president
1994 - 1st Japanese gay pride parade
1994 - 22nd du Maurier Golf Classic: Martha Nause
1994 - 94th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
1995 - Last day of Test Cricket for Richie Richardson
1995 - Northants 7-781 decl defeat Nottinghamshire 527 & 157
1996 - Liam Botham takes 5-67 on 1st-class debut Hants v Middlesex
1997 - Belgian amusement park riders were stuck upside down for 90 minutes
1998 - Pakistan's National Assembly passes a constitutional amendment to make the "Qur'an and Sunnah" the "supreme law" but the bill is defeated in the Senate.
2003 - An electricity blackout cuts off power to around 500,000 people living in south east England and brings 60% of London's underground rail network to a halt.
2005 - Hurricane Katrina hammers the south eastern United States, especially New Orleans, Louisiana, and coastal Mississippi



Births on August 28

865 - Rhazes, [Abu Bakr Mohammed ibn Zakarijja al-Razi], Persian physician
1025 - Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (d. 1068)
1476 - Motonoboe, Japanese painter (Kano-school)
1582 - Taichang Emperor, of the Ming dynasty of China (d. 1620)
1592 - George Villiers, 1st duke of Buckingham/PM (1625-28)
1612 - Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch scholar (d. 1653)
1667 - Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1721)
1673 - Conrad Michael Schneider, composer
1691 - Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1750)
1700 - Carolomannus Pachschmidt, composer
1713 - Louis A A Count d'Affry, French general/ambassador to Netherland
1714 - Anthony Ulrich II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1774)
1749 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Frankfurt, social philosopher (Faust)
1754 - Peter Winter, composer
1774 - Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, 1st American Catholic saint (1975)
1775 - Sophie Gail, composer
1789 - Stéphanie de Beauharnais, Grand Duchess of Baden (d. 1860)
1794 - Johannes Zwijsen, archbishop (Utrecht Netherlands)
1795 - Joannes A Paredis, Belgian Bishop of Roermond
1798 - Gershom Jaques Van Brunt, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1863
1801 - Antoine A Cournot, French philosopher/mathematician (rule of Cournot)
1814 - Sheridan le Fanu, Irish writer (d. 1873)
1824 - Carel JCH van Nispen of Sevenaer, Dutch Catholic politician
1826 - Walter Cecil Macfarren, composer
1827 - Teresa Milanollo, composer
1827 - Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1894)
1828 - Leo Tolstoi, Russian writer (War & Peace, Anna Karenina) [OS]
1828 - William Alexander Hammond, Brig General (Union Army), died in 1900
1829 - Albert Dietrich, composer
1831 - Fredrick Vilhelm Ludvig Norman, composer
1831 - Lucy Ware Webb Hayes, 1st lady (1877-81)
1833 - Edward Burne-Jones, England, Pre-Raphaelite painter/designer
1840 - Ira D Sankey, US evangelist/composer/singer (Gospel hymns)
1840 - Alexander Cameron Sim, Scottish merchant (d. 1900)
1842 - Willem Linnig jr, Flemish painter/graphic artist
1853 - Vladimir Shukhov, Russian engineer and inventor (d. 1939)
1860 - Marianne V von Werefkin, Russian/German/Swiss painter [OS]
1872 - Alfred Baldwin Sloan, composer
1878 - George Hoyt Whipple, US, astrophysicist (Nobel-1934)
1881 - Arne Eggen, composer
1882 - Carl W de Vries, Dutch jurist (Unknown Thorbecke)
1883 - E E Clive, Monmouthshire Wales, actor (Night Must Fall, Dark Hour)
1885 - Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, composer
1885 - Vance Palmer, Australian author (d. 1959)
1887 - Daniel Zamudio, composer
1889 - Charles Boyer, France, actor (Algiers, Fanny, Barefoot in the Park)
1890 - Ivor Gurney, composer
1891 - Stanley Andrews, Chicago IL, actor (Shine on Harvest Moon)
1894 - Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter/sculptor (Iron Tower)
1894 - Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (d. 1981)
1897 - Morris Ankrum, IL, actor (Kronos, Half Human, Earth vs Flying Saucers)
1898 - Ludwig Turek, writer
1899 - Charles Boyer, French actor (d. 1978)
1901 - Cornelis J Kelk, Dutch writer (Dance of Young Feet)
1901 - Paul Henry Lang, Budapest, critic/musicologist (NY Herald Tribune)
1903 - Rudolph Wagner-Regeny, composer
1904 - Secondo Campini, Italian jet engine pioneer (d. 1980)
1905 - Cyril Walters, cricketer (solid England batsman of 30's)
1905 - Sam Levene, Russia, actor (Demon, Gung Ho, Boomerang)
1906 - John Betjeman, poet laureate of England (Mt Zion)
1907 - Philip A Edwards, Brit Guiana, runner (Olympic-bronze-1928, 32, 36)
1908 - Roger Tory Peterson, NY, ornithologist/writer (How to Know Birds)
1910 - Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch-born economist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
1911 - Jose Antonio Giron de Velasco, politician
1911 - Joseph MAH Luns, foreign minister/secr-general (NATO)
1912 - Ruurd Faber, mayor of Aalten (1971-75)
1913 - John Terence Reese, bridge master
1913 - Lindsay Hassett, cricketer (great Australian bat & capt after Bradman)
1913 - Richard Tucker, [Reuben Ticker], Brooklyn NY, Tenor (NY Met Opera)
1914 - Glenn Osser, Munising Mich, orch leader (Paul Whiteman Goodyear Revue)
1915 - Max Robertson, British sports commentator
1915 - Tasha Tudor, American illustrator (d. 2008)
1916 - C Wright Mills, sociologist, writer (The Power Elite) [or May 28]
1916 - Jack [Holbrook] Vance, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugo, Dirdir, Pnume)
1916 - Hélène Baillargeon, Quebec singer and folklorist (d. 1997)
1917 - Jack Kirby, cartoonist (X-Men, Spiderman, Hulk, Capt America)
1918 - Alejandro Lanusse, army officer/politician
1919 - Ernest H Martin, [Markowitz], producer (Feuer & Martin-Chorus Line)
1920 - Frits Bernard, pedophile activist (d. 2006)
1921 - Joop Doderer, Velsen Netherlands, actor (Swiebertje)
1921 - Nancy Kulp, Harrisburg PA, actress (Miss Hathaway-Beverly Hillbillies)
1921 - Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (d. 2007)
1924 - Janet Frame, NZ, novelist (Intensive Care, Owls Do Cry)
1924 - Peggy Ryan, Long Beach Calif, actress (Jenny-Hawaii Five-0)
1924 - Tony MacGibbon, NZ cricket fast bowler (took 70 wickets in 1950's)
1924 - Vilayat Khan, composer
1925 - Arkadi N Strugazki, USSR, sci-fi author (Tale of the Troika)
1925 - John Gillett, film researcher
1925 - Marvin Davis, Newark NJ, CEO (Davis Oil Company)
1925 - Billy Grammer, American country music singer and guitarist
1928 - James Wild, music teacher
1928 - F. William Free, American advertising executive (d. 2003)
1929 - Rokie Roker, Miami Fla, actress (Helen-Jeffersons)
1930 - Ben Gazzara, NYC, actor (Run for Your Life, QB VII)
1930 - Windsor Davies, British actor
1931 - John Perkins, rocker (Crew Cuts)
1931 - John Shirley-Quirk, Liverpool England, baritone (Death in Venice)
1931 - Tito Capobianco, Argentinian stage impresario
1932 - Andy Bathgate, Canada, NY Ranger (1958 NHL MVP)
1932 - Carlene Polite, US dancer/activist/author (Sister X)
1932 - [Moriyuki] Pat Morita, Isleton CA, actor (Hiroshima, Karate Kid)
1935 - Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician (d. 1998)
1936 - Harry McLevy, trade Unionist
1936 - Don Denkinger, American baseball umpire
1937 - 12th duke of Argyll, Scottish Campbell-captain/large landowner
1938 - Paul Martin, Canadian politician
1938 - Maurizio Costanzo, Italian television journalist
1939 - Cassie Mackin, newswoman (NBC TV)
1939 - Clem Cattini, rocker
1939 - Edward Patten, US soul singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
1940 - Richard Sanders, actor (Les Nessman-WKRP)
1940 - William S Cohen, (Sen-R Maine, 1979- )
1940 - Ken Jenkins, American actor
1940 - Roger Pingeon, French cylist
1940 - Nik Turner, English musician (Hawkwind)
1941 - Paul Peter Plishka, Old Forge Penn, bass (Bronx Botanical Gardens)
1941 - Sybille de Selys Longchamps, Belgian aristocrat
1943 - Anne "Honey" Lantree, rocker
1943 - David Soul, [Solberg] Chicago, actor (Starsky & Hutch)
1943 - Lou Pinella, Yankee manager (1969 AL rookie of the year)
1943 - Surayud Chulanont, Thai 24th Prime Minister (former)
1944 - Marianne Heemskerk, Dutch swimmer
1944 - Melvin Dummar, American claimant to the Howard Hughes estate
1945 - Bruno Nuytten, director (Camille Claudel)
1945 - Bob Segarini, Musician and radio personality
1947 - Alice Playton, NYC, actress (Who Killed Mary Whats 'er Name)
1947 - Shoto Tanemura, Japanese martial artist
1948 - Daniel Seraphine, Chicago, rock drummer (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now)
1948 - Murray Parker, cricketer (brother of John Three Tests for NZ 1976)
1948 - Vonda N[eel] McIntyre, US, sci-fi author (Star Trek II, III, IV)
1949 - Hugh Cornwell, rocker (The Stranglers-Dreamtime)
1950 - Ron "Louisiana Lightning" Guidry, Yankee pitcher (Cy Young 1978)
1951 - Dave Hlubek, rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet)
1951 - Wayne Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie)
1951 - Keiichi Suzuki, Japanese composer
1952 - Rita Dove, American poet
1952 - Wendelin Wiedeking, German businessman
1952 - Guy Nadon, Canadian actor
1952 - Jacques Chagnon, Canadian politician
1953 - Gates McFadden, Columbus Ohio, actress (Star Trek Next Generation)
1954 - George Church, American geneticist
1956 - Beverley Goddard-Callender, Barbados, 4x100m (Olympic-bronze-1980, 84)
1956 - Luis Guzmán, Puerto Rican actor
1957 - Daniel Stern, Stamford Ct, actor (City Slickers, Wonder Years)
1957 - Rick Rossovich, Palo Alto CA, actor (Top Gun, Roxanne, ER)
1958 - Scott Scovell Hamilton, Toledo Oh, ice skater (Olympic-gold-1984)
1959 - Mary Murphy, Birmingham MI, LPGA golfer (1990 US Women's Open-5th)
1960 - Cunningham T Ngcukana, South African worker's union leader
1960 - Emma Samms, [Samuels], London, actress (Colby's, General Hospital)
1960 - Leroy Chiao, Milwaukee Wisc, astronaut (STS 65, 72, sk: 92)
1961 - Kim Appleby, rocker (Mel & Kim-Coming to America)
1961 - Kim Appleby, English singer
1962 - Richard Elliott Fehr, Seattle WA, PGA golfer (1986 BC Open)
1962 - Paul Allen, English footballer
1962 - David Fincher, American music video and film director
1963 - Abe Button, soccer player (Vitesse)
1963 - Regina Marie Jacobs, LA CA, 800m/1500m runner (Olympics-10th-1996)
1963 - Reyna Thompson, NFL cornerback (NY Giants)
1964 - Lee MacLeod Janzen, Austin MN, PGA golfer (1993 US Open)
1965 - James Jagger, son of Mick Jagger & Jerry Hall
1965 - Shania Twain, Canadian singer
1966 - Jerry Fehily, rocker (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go)
1966 - Teresa Zarzeczny Bell, Washington Crossing NJ, rower (Oly-silver-1996)
1966 - Priya Dutt, Indian social worker and politician
1967 - Chris Armstrong, CFL slot back (Montreal Alouettes)
1967 - Darren Lewis, Berkeley CA, outfielder (Chic White Sox)
1967 - Frederick Kesner, Philippine-born Australian poet
1968 - Scarlet Annette Morgan, Pfafftown NC, Miss NC-America-1991
1968 - Tom Fitzgerald, Melrose, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
1968 - Billy Boyd, Scottish actor
1969 - Jason Priestley, Vancouver BC, actor (Brandon-Beverly Hills 90210)
1969 - Mary McCartney, daughter of Beatle Paul McCartney
1969 - Pierre Turgeon, Rouyn, NHL center (NY Islanders, Montreal Canadiens)
1969 - Jack Black, American actor
1970 - Gavin Maxwell, Mississauga Ontario, canoeist (Olympics-96)
1970 - Jaime Fields, NFL/WLAF linebacker (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores)
1970 - Rick Recht, Jewish singer
1971 - Janet Evans, Fullerton CA, 400m/800m swimmer (Oly-4 gold-88, 92, 96)
1971 - Olaf Sheep, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, NAC)
1971 - Raul Marquez, Mexico, US boxer (Olympic-92)
1971 - Scott Eldredge, Chatham Mass, 1996 World Mens' Champion
1971 - Shane Andrews, Dallas TX, infielder (Montreal Expos)
1971 - Todd Eldredge, Chatham Mass, figure skater (1997 National Sr champ)
1972 - Darby Hendrickson, Richfield Minn, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994)
1972 - Mike Cawley, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1972 - Jay Witasick, American baseball player
1973 - Eric Lindros, NHLer (Phila Flyers)
1973 - Matthew John Armstrong, American actor
1973 - DJ Assault, American musician
1974 - Mark Smith, defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
1974 - Takahito Eguchi, Japanese composer
1974 - Johan Andersson, Swedish game programmer
1974 - Carsten Jancker, German footballer
1975 - Jamie Cureton, English footballer
1975 - Gareth Farrelly, Irish footballer
1975 - Vera Jordanova, Finnish actress and model
1976 - Federico Magallanes, Uruguayan footballer
1978 - Jess Margera, American drummer (CKY)
1978 - Shaniqua, American wrestling valet
1979 - Markus Pröll, German footballer
1979 -Robert Hoyzer, German football referee
1979 - Shaila Durcal, Spanish singer
1979 - Kristen Hughes, Australian netballer
1979 - Ruth Riley, American basketball player
1980 - T.J. Beam, American baseball player
1981 - Daniel Gygax, Swiss footballer
1981 - Vaggelis Moras, Greek footballer
1981 - Agata Wróbel, Polish weightlifter
1981 - Raphael Matos, Brazilian racing driver
1981 - Martin Erat, Czech hockey player
1982 - Le Ann Rimes, country singer (Blue, Holiday in Your Heart)
1982 - Anderson Silva de França, Brazilian footballer
1982 - Thiago Motta, Brazilian footballer
1982 - Kevin McNaughton, Scottish footballer
1983 - Lasith Malinga, Sri Lankan cricketer
1983 - Alfonso Herrera, Actor, and singer in the Latin pop group RBD
1985 - Ralph Woolfolk IV, American actor
1986 - Gilad Shalit, Israeli corporal
1988 - Ray Jones, English footballer (d. 2007)
1990 - Bojan Krkić, Serbian-Spanish footballer
1991 - Kyle Massey, American actor
1991 - Sarah Jane Santos, Filipino singer
1999 - Prince Nikolai of Denmark



Deaths on August 28

388 - Magnus Maximus, Spanish West Roman Emperor (383-88), executed
430 - Aurelius Augustinus, church elder/thinker (Belijdenissen), dies at 75
430 - Augustine of Hippo, North African saint and theologian (b. 354)
876 - Louis the German, King of East France Empire (833-76), dies
1065 - Frederik van Luxembourg, duke of Neth-Lutherans (1046-65)
1341 - King Leo V of Armenia (b. 1309)
1481 - Afonso V, King of Portugal, dies
1484 - Diogo, duke of Viseu, murdered
1539 - Lieven Pain, Flemish, beheaded at about 75
1544 - Alardus Aemstelredamus, priest/humanist, dies at about 53
1550 - Nicolas Perrenot de Granvelle, Charles V's asst sec of state, dies
1645 - Hugo Grotius, Dutch philosopher and writer (b. 1583)
1646 - Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Poesie liriche), dies at 53
1647 - Johann Dilliger, composer, dies at 53
1654 - Axel Gustafson Oxenstierna, Swedish earl/chancellor/regent, dies at 71
1676 - Joan Cererols, composer, dies at 57
1677 - Wallerand Vaillant, painter/engraver/etcher/cartoonist, dies at 54
1678 - John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton, English soldier (b. 1602)
1757 - David Hartley, English philosopher (b. 1705)
1767 - Johann Schobert, composer, dies
1778 - Jacob Wallenberg, Swedish writer/shipminister, dies
1784 - Junípero Serra, Spanish missionary (b. 1713)
1793 - Adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/parliament member, dies
1798 - James Wilson, Scot/US judge/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 55
1803 - Charles L Fournier, Flemish writer/painter, dies
1805 - Alexander Carlyle, Scottish church leader (b. 1722)
1818 - Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable, trader, founder of Chicago, dies
1820 - Andrew Ellicott, American surveyor (b. 1754)
1839 - William Smith, English geologist (b. 1769)
1885 - Julius Hopp, composer, dies at 66
1900 - Henry Sidgwick, English philosopher (Women on University), dies
1903 - August Labitzky, composer, dies at 70
1903 - Frederick Law Olmsted, American landscape architect (b. 1822)
1914 - Anatol Konstantinovich Lyadov, composer (Baba Yaga), dies at 59 [NS]
1914 - Anatoli Liadov, composer, dies at 59
1916 - Francis W Warre-Cornish, Engl vice-provost of Eton (1893-1916), dies
1919 - Louis Botha, South African Boer leader, dies
1922 - Louis PMFG of Orleans, earl of Eu/Brazil, dies at 80
1930 - Alvar Gullstrand, Swedish optician (Nobel 1911), dies
1933 - Helen Dunbar, American actress (b. 1863)
1943 - Boris III, of Saksen-Coburg, King of Bulgaria (1918-43), dies
1944 - Ernst Thalmann, German communist, dies in Buchenwald
1947 - Manolete, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1917)
1951 - Robert Walker, actor/writer (Bataan, Madame Curie), dies at 32
1955 - Emmett Till, kidnapped & lynched at 14, in Money Mississippi
1958 - Nikolay Semyonovich Golovanov, composer, dies at 67
1959 - Bohuslav Jan Martinu, Czech composer (Hry o Marti), dies at 68
1960 - Anton Lajovic, composer, dies at 81
1961 - Thomas Connolly, 1st baseball umpire elected to hall of fame, dies
1964 - Gracie Allen, Mrs George Burns/comedian (Burns & Allen), dies at 62
1964 - Lumsden Hare, actor (Oregon Trail, Desert Fox), dies at 89
1965 - Giulio Racah, Israeli physicist (b. 1909)
1967 - Charles Darrow, US inventor of Monopoly, dies
1967 - Paul Muni [Muni Weisenfreund] actor (Good Earth), dies at 71
1968 - John Gordon Mein, US ambassador in Guatemala, dies
1968 - Nick Castle, choreographer (Dinah Shore, Judy Garland), dies at 58
1969 - Clarence R Hennecke, actor (Keystone Kops), dies at 74
1971 - Nathan Leopold, US kidnapper/murderer of Bobby Franks (1924), dies
1972 - William HAF, Engl prince/grandson of George V, dies in accident at 29
1975 - Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor (b. 1907)
1978 - Bruce Catton, US historian/writer (Civil War), dies at 78
1979 - Simonow, writer, dies
1981 - Béla Guttman, Hungarian footballer (b. 1900)
1982 - G W A Chubb, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa, 21 wickets), dies
1982 - Nini de Boel, Flemish operetta singer (White Horse), dies at 84
1983 - Jan Clayton, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie), dies at 66
1985 - Ruth Gordon, actress (Big Bus), dies of a stroke in her sleep at 88
1987 - John Huston, US/Irish actor/director (Maltese Falcon), dies at 81
1988 - Hazel Dawn, US singer/actress (Under Clover, Margie), dies at 98
1988 - Paul Whitelaw, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v England 1933), dies
1990 - Willy Vandersteen, Flemish cartoonist (Suske & Wiske), dies
1991 - Christian Anders, actor/composer (Death Stone, Love Cult), dies
1991 - Eleanor Berry, actress (Death Valley Days), dies
1993 - René Ray, English countess/actress (Farewell again), dies at 80
1993 - William Stafford, American poet (b. 1914)
1994 - David Wright, poet, dies at 74
1994 - Jean-Marie Vincent, Haitian pater, murdered
1994 - Pieter de Cort, Belgian rock guitarist (Betty Goes Green), dies at 25
1995 - Agnes Patrick, campaigner, dies at 85
1995 - Michael Ende, German writer (Neverending Story), dies at 65
1995 - Michael VerMeulen, journalist, dies at 38
1995 - Earl Bascom, American rodeo pioneer (b. 1906)
1996 - Lynda Carr, educationist, dies at 50
1996 - Phyllis Pearsall, painter/writer, dies at 89
2003 - Brian Douglas Wells, American criminal (failed) (b. 1956)
2005 - Jacques Dufilho, French actor (b. 1914)
2005 - Esther Szekeres, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1910)
2005 - George Szekeres, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1911)
2006 - Benoît Sauvageau, French Canadian politician (b. 1963)
2006 - Melvin Schwartz, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1932)
2007 - Arthur Jones, American inventor of the Nautilus exercise machines (b. 1926)
2007 - Hilly Kristal, American Founder of CBGB/Punk rock legend (b. 1932)
2007 - Paul B. MacCready, Jr., American aeronautical engineer (b. 1925)
2007 - Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (b. 1984)
2007 - Francisco Umbral, Spanish journalist, novelist, biographer and essayist (b. 1935)
2007 - Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-born American actress (b. 1929)
2007 - Nikola Nobilo, New Zealand winemaker (b. 1913)
2008 - Phil Hill, American race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (b. 1927)
2009 - Adam Goldstein, American DJ also known as DJ AM (b. 1973)
2010 - William P. Foster, notable band director and founder of the Marching 100 of Florida A&M University



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History, Births, and Deaths for September 1


69 - Traditional date of destruction of Jerusalem
462 - Possible start of first Byzantine indiction cycle.
891 - Northmen defeated near Louvaine, France
1067 - Boudouin VI becomes earl of Flanders
1181 - Ubaldo Allucingoli replaces Alexander III as Pope Lucius III
1267 - Rabbi Moses Ben Nachman establishes a Jewish community in Jerusalem
1355 - Tvrtko I writes in castro nostro Vizoka vocatum from old town Visoki.
1482 - Krim-Tataren plunders Kiev
1511 - Council to Pisa opens
1535 - French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Hochelaga (Montreal)
1547 - Charles demands creation of Imperial League (German state)
1598 - Spanish king Philip II receives sacraments
1609 - Pieter Both sworn in as 1st gov-gen of East Indies
1614 - Vincent Fettmich expels Jews from Frankfurt-on-Main, Germany
1632 - Battle at Castelnaudary: Henri de Montmorency's rebellion army loses
1638 - -4] French queen-mother Maria de' Medici visits Amsterdam
1647 - French cardinal Mazarin & duke of Modena sign treaty against Milan
1661 - 1st Yacht race, England's King Charles vs his brother James
1689 - Russia began taxing men's beards
1695 - Dutch/English army under king Willem III occupies Names
1715 - King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.
1730 - Benjamin Franklin marries Miss Read
1739 - 35 Jews sentenced to life in prison in Lisbon Portugal
1752 - Liberty Bell arrives in Phila
1763 - Catherine II of Russia endorses Ivan Betskoy's plans for a Foundling Home in Moscow
1772 - Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa forms in California
1785 - Mozart publishes 6 string quartet opus 10 in Vienna
1797 - 2nd National Meeting in Hague
1798 - England signs treaty with nizam of Hyderabad, India
1799 - Bank of Manhattan Company opens in NYC (forerunner to Chase Manhattan)
1804 - Juno, one of the largest main belt asteroids, was discovered by German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.
1807 - Aaron Burr acquitted of charges of plotting to set up an empire
1821 - 1st colonies along Santa Fe Trail
1831 - Charles Darwin travels aboard HMS Beagle
1836 - Reconstruction begins on Synagogue of Rabbi Judah Hasid in Jerusalem
1836 - Narcissa Whitman, one of the first white women to settle west of the Rocky Mountains, arrives at Walla Walla, Washington.
1849 - California Constitutional Convention held in Monterey
1858 - 1st transatlantic cable fails after less than 1 month
1859 - 1st Pullman sleeping car in service
1859 - R C Carrington & R Hodgson make 1st observation of solar flare
1859 - A solar superstorm affects electrical telegraph service.
1861 - Grant assumes command of Federal forces at Cape Girardeau MI
1861 - Skirmish at Boone Court House WV & Blue Creek WV
1862 - Battle at Chantilly (Ox Hill) Virginia (2100 casualties)
1862 - Federal tax levied on tobacco
1863 - 6th Ohio Cavalry ambush at Barbees Crossroads Virginia
1863 - Federal troops reconquer Fort Smith Arkansas
1863 - RR & ferry connection between SF & Oakland inaugurated
1864 - 2nd day of battle at Jonesboro Georgia, about 3,000 casualties
1864 - Battle of Petersburg VA
1864 - Skirmish at Hood evacuated confederates from Atlanta GA
1865 - Joseph Lister performs 1st antiseptic surgery
1866 - Last Navaho chief Manuelito, turns self in at Fort Wingate
1867 - Robert T Freeman is 1st black to graduate from Harvard Dental School
1870 - Napoleon III captured at Sedan
1873 - Cetshwayo ascends to the throne as king of the Zulu nation following the death of his father Mpande.
1874 - 28th Postmaster General: Marshall Jewell of Conn takes office
1874 - Sydney General Post Office opens in Australia
1875 - A murder conviction effectively forces the violent Irish anti-owner coal miners, the "Molly Maguires", to disband.
1878 - 1st female telephone operator starts work (Emma Nutt in Boston)
1886 - Neth's New Code of Criminal law enforced
1887 - Dutch Amateur Photography Cooperation established
1888 - Dutch Railway Deventer-Almelo opens
1890 - 1st baseball tripleheader-Boston vs Pittsburgh
1897 - The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America.
1898 - Dutch soccer team Receiver forms
1898 - Lord Kitcheners army bombs Omdurman Sudan
1901 - Construction begins on NY Stock Exchange
1902 - Tinker, Evers, & Chance appear together for 1st time
1905 - Alberta & Saskatchewan become 8th & 9th Canadian provinces
1906 - Alberta adopts Mountain Standard Time
1906 - British New Guinea becomes Australian Papua New Guinea
1906 - Joseph Harris (Boston) & Jack Coombs (A's) pitch complete 24 inn game
1906 - NY Highlanders win 6th game in 3 days from Wash (3 straight DHs)
1906 - Papua placed under Australian administration
1906 - The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) is established.
1911 - M Fourny sets world aircraft distance record of 720 km
1913 - George Bernard Shaws "Androcles & the Lion," premieres in London
1913 - Yuan Shikai captures Nanjing "2nd Chinese revolution"
1914 - 34th US Mens Tennis: R Norris W III beats M E McLoughlin (63 86 10-8)
1914 - Lord Kitchener arrives in Paris
1914 - St Petersburg, Russia changes name to Petrograd
1914 - Von Glucks army meets up with British expeditionary army
1914 - The last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo.
1916 - Bulgaria declares war on Romania
1916 - Keating-Owen Act (child labor banned from interstate commerce)
1918 - Baseball season ends due to WW I
1918 - Ty Cobb pitches 2 innings against Browns
1918 - US troops land in Vladivostok, Siberia, stay until 1920
1919 - Frank Wedekind's "Herakles," premieres in Munich
1920 - France creates Lebanon
1920 - New townhall of Rotterdam opens
1921 - Nederlander Theater opens at 208 W 41 St NYC (Billy Rose, Trafalgar)
1922 - NYC law requires all "pool" rooms to change name to "billiards"
1923 - 18th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
1923 - 7.9 earthquake strikes Tokyo & Yokohama, kills 142,000
1923 - US beats Australia in tennis, for their 4th straight Davis Cup
1924 - Kenchoji Rinzai temple in Kamakur Japan, heavily damaged by earthquake
1925 - Pierre de Coubertin steps down as chairman of Intl Olympic Committee
1926 - British Columbia Rugby Football Union forms
1926 - Turkey allows civil marriage
1928 - Albania becomes a kingdom, with Zogu I as king
1930 - NY World reports disappearance of supreme court justice Joseph Crater
1931 - Gehrig hits his 3rd grand slam in 4 days & his 6th HR in consec games
1932 - NYC Mayor James J "Gentleman Jimmy" Walker resigns (graft charges)
1933 - Soccer team DVS '33 forms
1934 - Spelling-Marchand Laws enforced
1934 - SMJK Sam Tet was founded by Father Fourgs from the St. Michael Church, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
1936 - Middleweight Staff Roth KOs Heinz Lazek
1937 - 4th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 6, Green Bay 0 (84,560)
1937 - Battle of Gijon in Spain begins
1938 - Mussolini cancels civil rights of Italian Jews
1939 - Hitler orders extermination of mentally ill
1939 - Last day of 1st-class cricket in England for 6 years
1939 - Physical Review publishes 1st paper to deal with "black holes"
1939 - Switzerland proclaims neutrality
1939 - WW II starts, Germany invades Poland, takes Danzig
1939 - The Wound Badge for Wehrmacht, SS, Kriegsmarine, and Luftwaffe soldiers is instituted. The final version of the Iron Cross was also instituted on this date.
1939 - Switzerland mobilizes its forces and the Swiss Parliament elects Henri Guisan to head the Swiss Army (an event that can happen only during war or mobilization).
1940 - Gen George Marshall sworn in as chief of staff of US army
1941 - Jews living in Germany are required to wear a yellow Jewish star
1942 - Fed judge upholds detention of Japanese-Americans
1942 - German troops land on Taman peninsula
1944 - Bulgaria govt of Bagrjanow, resigns
1944 - King George VI promotes Montgomery to field marshal
1945 - Japan surrenders ending WW II (US date, 9/2 in Japan)
1945 - Phillies Vince DiMaggio ties NL record with 4th grand slam of season
1946 - 1st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Berg
1946 - Greece votes for monarchy
1947 - NY Giants 183-185 HR of year breaks Yankee mark of 182 in 1936
1948 - Bradman scores 143 Aust v South of England, 17 fours 1 six
1948 - Communist form North China People's Republic
1948 - UN's World Health Organization forms
1949 - 1st network detective series-Private Eyes-premieres
1949 - KMTV TV channel 3 in Omaha, NB (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 - Viljo Heino runs world record 10k (29:27.2)
1950 - 13 North Korean divisions open assault on UN lines
1950 - West Berlin granted a constitution
1951 - PM Ben-Gurion orders establishment of Israeli secret service Mossad
1951 - US, Australia & New Zealand sign ANZUS treaty
1952 - Sutro Baths, SF purchased by George Whitney
1952 - Willem Drees forms new Dutch govt
1953 - 101°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Sept
1953 - Fokker begins building F-27 Fokker Friendship
1953 - WNOK (now WLTX) TV channel 19 in Columbia, SC (CBS) 1st broadcast
1953 - WTCN (now KARE) TV channel 11 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (MET) begins
1954 - Hurricane Carol strikes Long Island/New England, kills 68
1954 - Ted Kluszewski is 1st Cin Red to hit 40 HRs en route to 49
1955 - 2 Egyptian fighters shot down over Israel
1955 - KARD (now KSNW) TV channel 3 in Wichita, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 - Indian state of Tripura becomes a territory
1956 - KELP (now KCOS) TV channel 13 in El Paso, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
1957 - Excursion train crashed into a ravine killing 175, injuring 400
1957 - WAVY TV channel 10 in Portsmouth-Norfolk, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 - WHC (now WPXI) TV channel 11 in Pittsburgh, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast
1957 - WTLV TV channel 12 in Jacksonville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1958 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open
1958 - St Louis Card Vinegar Bend Mizell walks a record 9 men in a shutout
1960 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
1960 - Robert Bolt's "Man For All Seasons," premieres in London
1961 - 1st conference of neutral countries held in Belgrade
1961 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1961 - The Eritrean War of Independence officially begins with the shooting of the Ethiopian police by Hamid Idris Awate
1962 - 12,000 die in an earthquake in western Iran
1962 - KATC TV channel 3 in Lafayette, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1962 - UN announces Earth population has hit 3 billion
1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 - Channel Television launches to 54,000 households in the Channel Islands.
1963 - Language laws in Belgium goes into effect causing a riot
1963 - St Louis Cards pitcher Curt Simmons steals home plate
1963 - WCTI TV channel 12 in New Bern, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
1964 - Masanori Murakami is 1st Japanese player in majors (NY Mets)
1965 - India & Pakistan border fights
1966 - KIFW (now KTNL) TV channel 13 in Sitka, AK (CBS) begins broadcasting
1967 - KMNE TV channel 7 in Bassett, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 - SF Giants beat Cincinnati Reds, 1-0, in 21 innings
1967 - WIRT TV channel 13 in Hibbing, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting
1967 - WJRJ (WTCG, WTBS) TV channel 17 in Atlanta, GA (IND) begins
1968 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Willow Park Ladies Golf Invitational
1968 - Earthquake destroys Ferdows Persia, 2,000 killed
1968 - Pirate Radio Marina (Netherlands) begins transmitting
1969 - Jerry Lewis' 4th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
1969 - Libyan revolution, Col Moammar Gadhafi deposes King Idris
1969 - A revolution in Libya brings Col. Muammar al-Gaddafi to power, which was later transferred to the People's Committees.
1970 - Failed assassination attempt on Jordanian king Hussain
1970 - Jose Velasco Ibarra re-elected president of Ecuador
1971 - John Newcombe is 1st top-seed man to lose in 1st round of US Open
1971 - Qatar declares independence from Britain
1971 - Rolling Stones sue manager Allen Klein
1972 - Bobby Fischer (US) defeats Boris Spassky (USSR) for world chess title
1972 - Egypt & Libya form federation
1973 - 74-year-old Hafnia Hotel burns, killing 35 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
1973 - George Foreman KOs Jose "King" Roman in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1974 - Dutch law against pirate radio goes into effect
1974 - Jane Blalock/Sue Roberts wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
1974 - Train accident at Zagreb Yugoslavia, 121 killed
1974 - The SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London: 1 hour 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds.
1975 - All political parties forbidden in Bangladesh
1975 - Gunsmoke resigns the air
1975 - Jerry Lewis' 10th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
1975 - KOL-AM in Seattle Wash changes call letters to KMPS
1975 - NY Met Tom Seaver is 1st to strike out 200 in 8 consecutive seasons
1975 - NYC transit fare rises from 35 cents to 50 cents
1976 - NASA launches space vehicle S-197
1976 - NJ Meadowlands racetrack opens
1976 - Wayne L Hays, (Rep-D-Oh), resigns (scandal with Elizabeth Ray)
1977 - 1st TRS-80 Model I computer sold
1977 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1978 - Indians' Sammy Stewart tosses 7 consecutive strikeouts (vs Balt)
1978 - Last broadcast of "Columbo" on NBC TV
1978 - Jacqueline Smith of Great Britain scores 10 straight dead center strikes on a 4" disk in World Parachute Championships in Yugoslavia
1978 - #4655 Marjoriika, #4814 Casacci, #5344 Ryabov, #6262 Javid & #8064
1979 - Debbie Boone & Gabriel Ferrer wed in LA
1979 - LA Court orders Clayton Moore to stop wearing Lone Ranger mask
1979 - Pioneer 11 makes 1st fly-by of Saturn, discovers new moon, rings
1980 - Dutch embassy in Israel moves from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv
1980 - Jerry Lewis' 15th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $31,103,787
1980 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1980 - Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope ends in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
1981 - Fiona Brothers sets women's propeller boat speed record (116.279 MPH)
1981 - Milt coup under general Kolingba in Cent Afr Rep, Pres Dacko flees
1981 - RKO radio network is 1st to offer 2 separate overnight services
1981 - RKO radio network premieres America Overnight talk show
1982 - Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls," premieres in London
1982 - Max speedometer reading mandated at 85 MPH
1982 - Mexico President Lopez Portillo nationalizes banks
1982 - Palestinian Liberation Organization leaves Lebanon
1982 - The United States Air Force Space Command is founded.
1983 - Korean Boeing 747 strays into Siberia & is shot down by a Soviet jet
1983 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1983 - WGH-AM in Newport News VA changes call letters to WNSY
1985 - Cyclist Joop Zoetemelk becomes world champion
1985 - US-French expedition locates wreckage of Titanic off Newfoundland
1986 - Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1986 - Jerry Lewis' 21st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $34,096,733
1986 - Paul McCartney releases "Press to Play" album
1986 - Texas Rangers O McDowell & Porter are 7th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
1987 - 15 yr old Michael Chang is youngest man to win US Tennis Open match
1987 - Smoking forbidden in public buildings in Belgium
1988 - Timberlake Westenbaker's "Our Country's Good," premieres in London
1989 - "Anything Goes" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 804 performances
1989 - Princess Anne & Mark Phillips announce their separation
1990 - "Heidi Chronicles" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 621 perfs
1990 - "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" closes at Imperial NYC after 634 perfs
1990 - Gelindo Bordin sets European marathon record (2:14:02)
1990 - Highest combined CFL score (111), Toronto Argonauts beat BC 68-43
1991 - Hiromi Taniguchi wins 3rd world championship marathon (2:14:57)
1991 - Richard J Kerr, serves as acting director of CIA
1992 - NYC police commisioner Brown resigns
1992 - Tommy Smothers undergoes arthroscopic surgery
1993 - "White Liars/Black Comedy" opens at Criterion NYC for 38 perfs
1993 - Goran Ivanisevic & Daniel Nestor play longest tie-break in US Tennis
1995 - Infinity Radio agrees to voluntarily pay $1.7 million to US Treasury
1995 - NYC reinstates the death penalty
1995 - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland Ohio
1996 - Balt Ravens (Cleve Browns) 1st NFL game, beat Oakland Raiders, 17-14
1997 - "Doll's House," closes at Belasco Theater
1997 - Cartoon Channel premieres in Japan
1997 - Cindy Figg-Currier wins LPGA State Farm Rail Classic
1997 - Jerry Lewis' 32nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $50,500,000
2004 - The Beslan school hostage crisis begins when armed terrorists take hundreds of school children and adults hostage in the Russian town of Beslan in North Ossetia.
2005 - Seven members and former members of the AFL-CIO form a new trade union organization, the Change to Win Federation.
2006 - Luxembourg became the first country to complete the move to all digital television broadcasting.



Births on September 1

1286 - Elisabeth Richeza of Poland, Queen of Poland (d. 1335)
1453 - Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Spanish general (d. 1515)
1529 - Taddeo Zuccari, Italian painter
1549 - Charles Philip of Croij, marquis of Havre/earl of Fontenoy, etc
1566 - Edward Alleyn, English actor (d. 1626)
1588 - Henry II, Prince of Condé, French nobleman (d. 1646)
1608 - Giacomo Torelli, composer
1651 - Nataliya Kyrillovna Naryshkina, Tsaritsa of Russia (d. 1694)
1653 - Johann Pachelbel, composer
1689 - Kilian I von Dientzenhofer, Bavarian master builder (Prague)
1711 - Willem IV KH Friso, Dutch prince of Orange-Nassau
1712 - Simon Fokke, Dutch book illustrator
1724 - John Nieuwenhuijzen, theologist/co-founder (Society of It General)
1732 - Johann Gottlieb Sollner, composer
1732 - Thomas Alexander Erskine Kelly, composer
1751 - Emmanuel Johann Joseph Schikaneder, composer [or Apr 9]
1758 - Wilhelmus Kist, writer/director of Dutch Staatscourant
1768 - Carl Bernhard Wessely, composer
1787 - John Bake, classical composer
1789 - Franz Anton Adam Stockhausen, composer
1791 - Lydia Sigourney, US, religious author (How to Be Happy)
1795 - James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American newspaper publisher (d. 1872)
1798 - Richard Delafield, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1873
1803 - Jacobus T Abels, Dutch painter
1816 - Gustav Schmidt, composer
1824 - Isaac Hardin Duval, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1902
1827 - Jacobus J Cremer, painter/author (Overbetuwsche Novellen)
1829 - James Conner, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1883
1845 - Paul S Methuen, English fieldmarshal/governor of Natal/Malta
1848 - Auguste-Henri Forel, Swiss entomologist (d. 1931)
1849 - Elizabeth Harrison, US, educator (Natl Congress of Parents & Teachers)
1854 - Engelbert Humperdinck, Germany, opera composer (Parisfal)
1855 - Innokenty Annensky, Russian poet (d. 1909)
1856 - Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet/interpreter (Laodania)
1856 - Sergei Winogradsky, Russian scientist (d. 1953)
1862 - Adolphe Appia, Swiss set designer/theorist
1862 - Alphons Diepenbrock, Dutch composer [or Sept 2]
1864 - Roger David Casement, Irish nationalist (Easter uprising 1916)
1866 - James "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, heavyweight champion boxer (1892-97)
1868 - Henri Bourassa, French Canadian politician and publisher (d. 1952)
1870 - Timotei Popovici, composer
1871 - J. Reuben Clark, Jr., American Undersecretary of State (d. 1961)
1873 - Guy Standing, English actor (Cradle Song)
1874 - Heinrich Otto Ludwig, composer
1874 - Ismar Elbogen, German/US rabbi (Encyclopedia Judaica)
1875 - Edgar Rice Burroughs, US, sci-fi author (Tarzan of Apes, Mars Saga)
1876 - Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (d. 1961)
1877 - Francis William Aston, Nobel laureate (d. 1945)
1878 - Princess Alexandra of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1942)
1883 - Didier Pitre, French Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1934)
1884 - Sigurd Wallén, Swedish actor and filmdirector (d. 1947)
1886 - Othmar Schoeck, composer
1887 - Blaise Cendrars, [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Swiss poet/writer
1887 - Otto Eissfeldt, German old testament scholar
1888 - Andrija Štampar, Croatian physician (d. 1958)
1889 - Richard Arlen, American actor (d. 1976)
1892 - Leverett Saltonstall, 55th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1979)
1893 - Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Japans/US painter/etcher/lithographer
1895 - Edit Angold, Germany, actor (Suspense, Molly, Blue Angel)
1895 - Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, Indian musician (d. 1974)
1896 - A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian theologian (d. 1977)
1897 - Andy Kennedy, Irish footballer (d. 1963)
1898 - Marilyn Miller, [Renolds], US actress (Sunny)/wife of Jack Pickford
1900 - Andrei Vlasov, Russian general (Red Army, Wehrmacht)
1900 - Kazimierz Wilkomirski, composer
1900 - Richard Arlen, Virginia, actor (Alice in Wonderland, Crawling Hand)
1904 - Johnny Mack Brown, Dothan AL, actor (Lawman is Born, Back Trail)
1904 - Ray Flaherty, AFL/NFL/AAFC coach (NY Giants)
1905 - Gervase Hughes, composer
1905 - Elvera Sanchez, Puerto Rican dancer (d. 2000)
1906 - Franz Biebl, German composer (d. 2001)
1907 - Joaquin Balaguer, president Dominican Republic
1907 - Walter Reuther, labor leader/president (UAW & CIO)
1908 - Jean Crepin, soldier/industrialist
1908 - Amir Elahi, Pakistani cricketer (d. 1980)
1909 - E. Herbert Norman, Canadian diplomat (d. 1957)
1910 - Jack Hawkins, London, actor (Ben-Four Just Men, Zulu, Malta Story)
1911 - Komei Abe, composer
1911 - Marinus Ruppert, Dutch chairman (CNV)/trade union leader
1913 - Christian Nyby, American director and film editor (d. 1993)
1916 - Sydney Dawson Bailey, pacifist/campaigner
1920 - Hubert Lampo, Flemish writer/essayist (Coming of Joachim Stiller)
1920 - Richard Farnsworth, LA Calif, actor (Misery, Havana, Sylvester)
1921 - Matt Higgins Doran, composer
1921 - Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch writer (Mandarins on Sulfuric Acid)
1922 - Melvin R Laird, (Rep-R-Mich), US Secretary of Defense (1969-73)
1922 - Vittorio Gassman, Genoa Italy, actor (War & Peace)
1922 - Yvonne De Carlo, Vancouver BC, actress (10 Commandments, Munsters)
1923 - Rocky Marciano, heavyweight champion boxer (1952-56)
1923 - Theo H Joekes, journalist/Dutch MP (VVD)
1925 - Art[hur E] Pepper, US, alto saxophonist
1925 - Ruth S White, composer
1925 - Art Pepper, American musician (d. 1982)
1926 - Abdur Rahman Biswas, President of Bangladesh
1927 - Tommy Evans, rocker (Drifters)
1928 - George Maharis, actor (Rich Man, Poor Man, Route 66)
1928 - Clifford Lincoln, Canadian politician
1929 - Anne Ramsey, American actress (d. 1988)
1931 - "Boxcar" Willie, singer
1931 - Matthew J Rinaldo, (Rep-R-NJ, 1973- )
1933 - Ann Richards, (Gov-D-Tx)
1933 - Conway Twitty, [Harold Jenkins], Miss, country singer (Hello Darlin')
1933 - Tom Vreugdenhil, Dutch MP (CDA)
1933 - Ann W. Richards, American politician (d. 2006)
1935 - Seiji Ozawa, Hoten Manchuria, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
1937 - Al Geiberger, Red Bluff CA, PGA golfer (1962 Ontario Open)
1937 - Ron O'Neal, Utica NY, actor (Superfly)
1938 - Alan Dershowitz, NYC, attorney (Claus Von Bulow, OJ Simpson)
1938 - Art Agnos, US, politician(?)
1938 - George Maharis, Astoria NY, actor (Buz-Route 66, Most Deadly Game)
1939 - Heinrich Messner, Austria, downhill skier (Olympic-bronze-1972)
1939 - Katie Webster, [Swamp-Boogie Queen]/US R&B pianist/singer
1939 - Lily Tomlin, Detroit, comedienne/actress (9 to 5, Laugh-in, All of Me)
1941 - Sid Pye, drummer
1942 - C[arolyn] J[anice] Cherry, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Faded Sun Trilogy)
1942 - C. J. Cherryh, American writer
1943 - Pat Connolly-Daniels-Winslow-Banks, US pentathlete (Olympics-7th-1968)
1944 - Archie Bell, US singer (& the Drells-Tighten up)
1944 - Don Stroud, Honolulu Hawaii, actor (Coogan's Bluff, Buddy Holly Story)
1944 - Leonard Slatkin, LA Calif, conductor (Concert Orch, Neth)
1945 - Mustafa Balel, Turkish writer
1946 - Barry Gibb, Manchester England, guitarist/singer (Bee Gees)
1946 - Greg Errico, US drummer (Sly & Family Stone-Stand!)
1946 - Gregg Errico, rocker (Sly & Family Stone)
1946 - Roh Moo-Hyun, President of South Korea
1947 - Al Green, American politician
1948 - Józef Życiński, Polish archbishop and philosopher
1949 - P.A. Sangma, Indian politician
1950 - Phillip Fulmer, American football coach
1951 - Timothy Zahn, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Cobra Strike)
1951 - David Bairstow, England cricketer (d. 1998)
1953 - Chuck Orton, US sysop, (Emerald BBS, Oregon)
1953 - Beau Billingslea, American voice actor
1953 - Ted Petty, American professional wrestler (d. 2002)
1954 - Gabor Ormai, viola Player
1954 - Dave Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player
1955 - Bruce Foxton, rock guitarist (Jam)
1955 - Billy Blanks, American martial artist
1957 - Gloria Estefan, [Fajardo], Havana, singer (Miami Sound Machine-Conga)
1957 - Duško Ivanović, Montenegrin basketball coach
1958 - Armi Aavikko, Finnish singer (d. 2002)
1959 - Keith Allen Clearwater, Long Beach CA, PGA golfer (1987 Colonial Natl)
1959 - Kenny Mayne, American sports journalist
1961 - Bam Bam Bigelow, Secaucus NJ, WWF wrestler (Wrestlemania XI)
1962 - Robert L Haller, coon Dog Trainer
1962 - Ruud Gullit, Suriname/Dutch soccer star (Feyenoord, PSV, AC Milan)
1962 - Tony Cascarino, Irish footballer
1963 - Carola Smit, Dutch singer (BZN-Bad bad woman)
1963 - David Zhuang, China, US table tennis player (Olympics-96)
1963 - Stephen Kernahan, Australian rules footballer
1964 - Brian Bellows, Canadian ice hockey player
1964 - Cécilia Rhode, Swedish model
1964 - Ray D'Arcy, Irish DJ and TV presenter
1965 - Aldo Swager, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1965 - Hardy Nickerson, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1966 - Katja Bienert, Berlin Germany, actress (Praxis Bulowbogen)
1966 - Stephane Talbot, Greenfield Park Que, golfer (1992 Quebec PGA)
1966 - Tim Hardaway, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
1967 - David Whissell, Quebec politician
1968 - Mardi Lunn, Liverpool Australia, LPGA golfer (1994 McDonald's-17th)
1968 - Michelle Buckingham, LA Calif, Canadian 61 kg judoka (Olymp-20-92, 96)
1968 - Mohammed Atta, Egyptian terrorist (d. 2001)
1969 - Florence Descampe, Brussels Belgium, LPGA golfer (1992 McCall)
1969 - Henning Berg, Norwegian footballer
1970 - Barbara Paulus, Vienna Austria, tennis star
1970 - Flora Perfetti, Faenza Italy, tennis star
1970 - Jodi Lambert, Australian 100m/200m sprinter (Olympics-96)
1970 - Hwang Jung-min, South Korean actor
1970 - Padma Lakshmi, Indian actress
1970 - Vanna, Croatian singer
1971 - Gabe Wilkins, NFL defensive end (GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
1971 - Moses Kiptanui, Kenyan 3K runner (world record)
1971 - Hakan Şükür, Turkish footballer
1971 - Ricardo Antonio Chavira, American actor
1971 - Yoshitaka Hirota, Japanese composer
1971 - Lââm, French singer
1971 - Jimmy Snuka, Jr., American professional wrestler
1972 - Eiman Thakeb, Miss Egypt Universe (1997)
1972 - Josh Davis, US, 800m freestyle swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
1972 - Louise Dobson, Shepparton Aust, field hockey fullback (Olympics-96)
1972 - Matt O'Dwyer, NFL guard (NY Jets)
1972 - Doug Williams, British professional wrestler
1973 - Gillian Boxx, Fontana CA, softball catcher (Olympics-gold-96)
1973 - Trent Bray, NZ, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics-96)
1973 - Ram Kapoor, Indian actor
1973 - J. D. Fortune, Canadian singer (INXS)
1973 - Zach Thomas, American football player
1973 - Polly Shannon, Canadian actress
1974 - Jason Taylor, American football player
1974 - Jhonen Vasquez, American comic book artist
1975 - Scott Speedman, English-born actor
1975 - Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Puerto Rican guitarist
1975 - Cuttino Mobley, American basketball player
1976 - Sebastián Rozental, Chilean footballer
1976 - Marcos Ambrose, Australian racing driver
1976 - Erik Morales, Mexican boxer
1976 - Jada Fire, American *bleep* actress
1976 - Clare Connor, England Woman cricketer
1977 - Raffaele Giammaria, Italian racing driver
1977 - Aaron Schobel, American football player
1977 - Shoshana Bean, American stage actress
1977 - Aamir Ali, Indian television actor
1977 - David Albelda, Spanish footballer
1978 - Max Vieri, Australian soccer player
1978 - Lucie Blackman, English murder victim (d. 2000)
1979 - James O'Connor, Irish footballer
1980 - Sammy Adjei, Ghanaian footballer
1980 - Chris Riggott, English footballer
1981 - Clinton Portis, American football player
1981 - Adam Quick, Australian basketball player
1982 - Paul Dumbrell, Australian racing driver
1982 - Ryan Gomes, American basketball player
1982 - Jeffrey Buttle, Canadian figure skater
1983 - José Antonio Reyes, Spanish footballer
1984 - Joseph Trohman, American musician (Fall Out Boy)
1984 - Nick Noble, American soccer player
1985 - Camile Velasco, Filipino-American singer
1986 - H Debehogne discovers asteroid #8265 La Silla
1986 - Gaël Monfils, French tennis player
1986 - Anthony Allen, English rugby union player
1987 - Dann Hume, New Zealand musician (Evermore)
1988 - Gabriel Ferrari, American soccer player
1988 - Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladeshi cricketer
1989 - Juliana Lohmann, Brazilian actress
1993 - Ilona Mitrecey, French singer
1994 - Bianca Ryan, American singer



Deaths on September 1

1067 -Boudouin V, earl of Flanders/guardian of king of France, dies
1067 - Baldwin V of Flanders
1159 - Adrian IV, [Nicole Breakspear], only English pope (1154-59), dies
1215 - Otto van Gelre, son of Otto I/earl-elect of Utrecht
1256 - Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shogun (b. 1218)
1406 - Johanna, duchess of Brabant/Limburg (Joyful Entry), dies at 84
1414 - William de Ros, 7th Baron de Ros, Lord Treasurer of England (b. 1369)
1557 - Jacques Cartier, French explorer, dies (birth date unknown)
1581 - Guru Ram Das, fourth Sikh Guru (b. 1534)
1600 - TadeᚠHájek, Czech physician (b. 1525)
1615 - Étienne Pasquier, French lawyer (b. 1529)
1648 - Marin Mersenne, French mathematician (Number of Mersenne), dies at 59
1666 - French Neck, portrait painter (Women Portrait), dies at about 86
1671 - Hugues de Lionne marquis de Berny, French ambassador to Rome, dies
1685 - Leoline Jenkins, Welsh lawyer (b. 1625)
1687 - Henry More, English philosopher (b. 1614)
1715 - Louis XIV, the great, king of France (1643-1715), dies at 76
1715 - François Girardon, French sculptor (b. 1628)
1731 - Pierre Danican Philidor, composer, dies at 50
1777 - Johann Ernst Bach, composer, dies at 55
1780 - Reynier de Klerk, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1777-1800), dies at 69
1801 - Robert Bage, English writer (Hermsprong), dies
1814 - Erik Eriksson Tulindberg, composer, dies at 53
1838 - William Clark, 2nd lt of Lewis & Clark Expedition, dies at 68
1862 - Isaac Ingalls Stevens, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 44
1862 - Oliver Tilden, of the Bronx, killed in Civil War in Virginia
1862 - Philip "Phil" Kearny, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 48
1867 - Edward Hodges, composer, dies at 71
1880 - Antoon Jurgens, margarine maker, dies at 75
1896 - Johannes Habert, composer, dies at 62
1903 - Charles Renouvier, French philosopher (neo criticism), dies
1912 - Sam[uel E] van Beem, actor (Dollar Princess), dies at 62
1912 - Samuel Coleridge Taylor, African-British composer, dies at 37
1914 - Martha, last known passenger pigeon, dies at Cincinnati Zoo
1941 - Benjamin Dwight, US tennis championship umpire, dies
1943 - Charles Atangana, Cameroonian chief (b. 1880)
1945 - Jacobus W G Balfoort, Dutch actor (Heimwee, Head On), dies at 57
1947 - Frederick Russell Burnham, father of the international Scouting movement (b. 1861)
1951 - Wolfgang Schulze, [Wols], German drawer/painter, dies at 38
1953 - Bernard O'Dowd, Australian poet (b. 1866)
1955 - Philip Loeb, actor (Jake-Goldbergs), dies at 61
1957 - Helen Haye, actress (Girl in the Taxi, Spy in Black), dies at 83
1957 - Dennis Brain, English musician (b. 1921)
1961 - Eero Saarinen, Finnish/US architect (Dulles Airport), dies at 51
1961 - William S Foster, chairman (US Communist Party, 1945-57), dies at 80
1963 - Guy Burgess, British spy for the USSR
1963 - Jean Canneel, Flemish sculptor, dies at 73
1964 - George Georgescu, composer, dies at 76
1967 - Ilja Ehrenburg, writer, dies at 76
1967 - Siegfried L Sassoon, English poet/writer (Counterattack), dies at 80
1967 - Ilse Koch, Nazi war criminal (b. 1906)
1968 - Granville English, composer, dies at 69
1969 - Drew Pearson, newscaster (Drew Pearson), dies at 71
1969 - William Flanagan, composer, dies at 46
1970 - Francois Mauriac, writer, dies
1972 - May Aufderheide, composer, dies at 84
1977 - Ethel Waters, actress (Beulah)/singer (Stormy Weather), dies at 76
1978 - Olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina, dies at 33
1979 - Doris Kenyon, silent screen actress (Alexander Hamilton), dies at 81
1981 - Albert Speer, German NSDAP-architect/minister of Army at 76
1981 - Ann Harding, actress (When Ladies Meet, Devotion), dies
1981 - Bui Thanh Liem, Vietnam, cosmonaut, dies in Mig-21 crash at 32
1982 - Clifford M Curzon, England, pianist, dies at 75
1982 - Wladislaw Gomulka, Polish partisan/party leader, dies at 76
1982 - Haskell Curry, American mathematician (b. 1900)
1983 - Henry "Scoop" Jackson, (Sen-D-Wash), dies at 71
1983 - Lennox Brown, cricket leg spinner (3 wickets at 63 for S Africa), dies
1983 - Larry McDonald, American congressman (b. 1935)
1984 - Howland Chamberlin, actor (Force of Evil, Pickup), dies at 73
1985 - Stefan Bellof, German race car driver (b. 1957)
1985 - Jay Youngblood, American wrestler (b. 1955)
1986 - Murray Hamilton, actor (Rich Man Poor Man), dies at 63
1988 - Leonor Sullivan, (Rep-D-Missouri, 1955-77), dies at 86
1989 - A Bartlett Giamatti, baseball commissioner, dies of heart attack at 51
1989 - Tadeusz Sendzimir, American inventor (b. 1894)
1991 - Mark Robinson, British actor (The Girl), dies at 30
1991 - Steve Kemp, British light enterpeneur, dies
1992 - Morris Carnovsky, US actor (Dead Reckoning), dies at 94
1993 - Gerben Wagenaar, resistance fighter/communist, dies at 80
1993 - Hew Lorimer, British sculptor, dies at 86
1993 - Jacqueline Wijchers, film publicist (Havenloods, Sextant), dies at 89
1994 - Clifford Leofric Purdy Bishop, bishop, dies at 88
1994 - Pieter C "Piet" Author, sailor/corrector, dies at 71
1994 - Wallis Mathias, cricketer (scored 783 in 21 Tests for Pakistan), dies
1994 - Boris Malenko, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)
1995 - Elizabeth Brown, minister healer/writer, dies at 32
1995 - Ernest Charles Melvin Patrick Ekundio Marke, club Owner, dies at 93
1996 - Brother Adam Kehrle, benedictine monk/beekeeper, dies at 98
1996 - Charles Daniels, archaeologist, dies at 63
1996 - George Levy, antique dealer/heritage campaigner, dies at 69
1996 - Vagn Holmboe, composer, dies at 86
1998 - Józef Krupiński, Polish poet (b. 1930)
1998 - Cary Middlecoff, American golfer (b. 1921)
1999 - W. Richard Stevens, Zambian computer scientist (b. 1951)
2001 - Brian Moore British sports commentator (b. 1932)
2003 - Sir Terry Frost, British artist (b. 1915)
2004 - Ahmed Kuftaro, Grand Mufti of Syria (b. 1915)
2005 - R. L. Burnside, American musician (b. 1926)
2005 - Thanos Leivaditis, Greek actor (b. 1934)
2006 - Sir Kyffin Williams, Welsh landscape painter (b. 1918)
2006 - Bob O'Connor, mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (b. 1944)
2006 - Nellie Connally, wife of Texas governor John Connally (b. 1919)
2006 - Warren Mitofsky, American pollster (b. 1934)
2007 - Roy McKenzie, New Zealand philanthropist (b. 1922)
2008 - Don LaFontaine, American voice actor (b. 1940)
2009 - Jang Jin-young, South Korean actress (b. 1974)
2010 - Wakanohana Kanji I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 45th Yokozuna (b. 1928)



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History, Births, and Deaths for September 2


44 BC - Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion.
44 BC - The first of Cicero’s Philippics (oratorical attacks) on Mark Antony. He will make 14 of them over the next several months.
31 BC - Final war of the Roman Republic: Battle of Actium - off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
911 - Viking-monarch Oleg of Kiev-Russia signs treaty with Byzantines
1192 - Sultan Saladin & king Richard the lion hearted sign cease fire
1519 - 1st Battle of Tehuacingo, San Salvador vs Mexico
1537 - King Christian III publishes "Ordinance on the Danish Church"
1644 - Battle at Lostwithiel: Robert Devereux' infantry surrenders
1649 - The Italian city of Castro is completely destroyed by the forces of Pope Innocent X, ending the Wars of Castro.
1666 - Great Fire of London begins at 2am in Pudding Lane, 80% of London is destroyed
1686 - Habsburgse armies occupy Buda on Turks
1732 - Pope Clement XII renews anti-Jewish laws of Rome
1743 - England/Austria/Savoye-Sardinia sign Treaty of Worms
1752 - Last Julian calender day in US & England (no Sept 3-Sept 13th)
1752 - Last day of Julian calendar in Britain, British colonies
1789 - US Treasury Department established by Congress
1792 - Paris masses remove nobles/clergymen out of jails & slaughter them
1792 - During what became known as the September Massacres of the French Revolution, rampaging mobs slaughter three Roman Catholic Church bishops, more than two hundred priests, and prisoners believed to be royalist sympathizers.
1796 - Jews of the Netherlands are emancipated
1806 - A side of Rossberg Peak collapses into Goldau Valley Switz, kills 500
1807 - The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon.
1839 - Salon of Varietes opens in Amsterdam
1856 - Tianjing's struggle Incident in Nanjing, China.
1859 - Gas lighting introduced to Hawaii
1859 - A solar super storm affects electrical telegraph service.
1864 - Union General William T Sherman captures and burns Atlanta
1867 - 1st Girl School opens in Haarlem Neth
1870 - Napoleon III surrenders to Prussian armies
1885 - In Rock Springs, Wyoming, 150 white miners, who were struggling to unionize so they could strike for better wages and work conditions, attack their Chinese fellow workers, killing 28, wounding 15, and forcing several hundred more out of town.
1894 - -3] Amsterdam Municipal theater opens
1894 - Forest fires destroy Hinckley Minnesota: about 600 die
1897 - "McCall-magazine 1st published
1898 - Battle of Omdurman: Lord Kitchener retakes Sudan for Britain
1898 - Machine gun 1st used in battle
1900 - Telegraph use between Germany & US begins
1901 - VP Theodore Roosevelt advises, "Speak softly & carry a big stick"
1902 - "A Trip To The Moon," the 1st science fiction film released
1908 - Tommy Burns KOs Bill Lang in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1909 - English King Edward VII signs South Africa Bill
1911 - Joao Chagas forms Portuguese govt
1913 - Amsterdam reroutes sewage of canals to South Seas
1914 - -3] Gen von Hausen & countess of France regime flees to Bordeaux
1917 - Deutsche Vaterlands Party forms (by admiral Tirpitz)
1919 - Communist Party of America organizes in Chicago
1919 - Italy agress to general voting right/proportional representation
1919 - National Commission recommends a best-of-9 World Series
1920 - W Somerset Maugham's "East of Suez," premieres in London
1922 - Pres Ebert declares "Deutschland uber alas" as German national anthem
1924 - 44th US Mens Tennis: William Tilden beats William Johnston (61 97 62)
1924 - Rudolf Friml's "Rose Marie" opens to rave reviews in NYC
1925 - The U.S. Zeppelin the USS Shenandoah crashes, killing 14.
1926 - Italy signs treaty with Yemen
1927 - Rumour starts that Yankee Lou Gehrig will be traded to Tigers
1929 - Unilever forms by merger of Margarine Union & Lever Bros
1929 - WOR (NYC) ends affiliation with CBS radio network
1930 - 1st non-stop airplane flight from Europe to US (37 hrs)
1935 - A hurricane slams Florida Keys killing 423
1936 - 1st transatlantic round-trip air flight
1937 - US Housing Authority created by National Housing Act
1940 - 23rd PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Hershey CC Hershey Pa
1940 - Great Smoky Mountains National Park dedicated
1941 - Academy copyrights Oscar statuette
1942 - German troops enter Stalingrad
1944 - Belgium's Emissie bank closes
1944 - During WW II, George Bush ejects from a burning plane
1944 - Holocaust diarist Anne Frank was sent to Auschwitz
1944 - US leaders meet in Belgium
1945 - 59th US Womens Tennis: Sarah P Cooke beats Pauline Betz (36 86 64)
1945 - Ho Chi Minh declares Vietnam independence from France (National Day)
1945 - V-J Day; formal surrender of Japan aboard USS Missouri (WW II ends)
1946 - Johnny Neun replaces Bill Dickey as Yankee manager
1946 - Nehru forms govt in India
1949 - Fire in riverfront area kills 1,700 (Chungking China)
1951 - Australia, NZ & US sign ANZUS-pact
1952 - Dr Floyd J Lewis 1st uses deep freeze technique in heart surgery
1954 - Hurricane Edna batters NE US, killing 20
1954 - WTVD TV channel 11 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 - KCRA TV channel 3 in Sacramento, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 - Collapse of a RR bridge under a train kills 120 (India)
1956 - Orioles trailing Red Sox 8-0 come back to win 11-10 in 9 innings
1956 - Washington-Jackson cable line replaced by bus service
1957 - 1st edition newspaper the Ware Time (in Suriname), 1,700 die
1957 - Milwaukee Braves' Frank Torre scores 6 runs in 1 game
1957 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 - Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1958 - Henry Verwoerd appointed PM of South Africa
1958 - KAYS TV channel 7 in Hays, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 - Minn announces $9 million bond issue to improve Metropolitan Stadium
1958 - National Defense Education Act was signed
1958 - U.S. Air Force C-130A-II is shot down by fighters over Yerevan, Armenia when it strays into Soviet airspace while conducting a sigint mission. All crew lost.
1959 - US President Eisenhower arrives in Paris
1960 - Tamara & Irina Press (USSR) become 1st sisters to win olympic gold
1960 - William Walton's 2nd Symphony, premieres
1960 - The first election of the Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration, in history of Tibet. The Tibetan community observes this date as the Democracy Day.
1962 - Stan Musial's 3,516th hit moves over Tris Speaker into 2nd place
1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1963 - Alabama Gov George C Wallace prevents integration of Tuskegee HS
1963 - CBS & NBC expand network news from 15 to 30 minutes
1963 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Idaho Centennia Golf Tournament
1964 - Indonesian paratroopers lands in Malaysia
1964 - Norman Manley scores 2-consecutive holes-in-one at Del Valley, Cal
1965 - Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits his 400th HR (off Curt Simmons)
1965 - Treblinka trial in Dusseldorf ends
1966 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Ladies' World Series of Golf
1967 - KUHI (now KSNF) TV channel 16 in Joplin, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1967 - The Principality of Sealand is established, ruled by Prince Paddy Roy Bates.
1968 - Jerry Lewis' 3rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon
1969 - NY Yankee Joe Pepitone is reinstated
1969 - Ralph Houk signs 3-year contract to manage Yankees at $65,000 a season
1969 - The first automatic teller machine in the United States is installed in Rockville Center, New York.
1970 - 1st tennis tie break at a Grand Slam (US Open) (9 pt sudden death)
1971 - Cesar Cedeno hits an inside-the-park grand slammer
1971 - Chris Evert & Jimmy Connors win their 1st US Open tennis matches
1971 - NY's Electric Circus Club goes out of business
1972 - Chic White Sox Milt Pappas no-hits SD Padres, 1-0
1972 - Renate Stecher runs 100m European female record (11.07 sec)
1972 - Rod Stewart's 1st #1 hit (You Wear it Well)
1972 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1973 - Billy Martin fired as manager of Tigers
1973 - Netherlands wins hockey world's championship
1973 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
1974 - Jerry Lewis' 9th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
1974 - Prest Gerald Ford signs Employee Retirement Income Security Act
1978 - George Harrison marries Olivia
1978 - Gloria Fajardo (21) marries Emilio Estefan (25) (Miami Sound Machine)
1978 - Graham Salmon set worlds record for 100 meters by a blind man
1978 - John McClain performs 180 outside loops in an airplane over Houston
1978 - Reggie Jackson is 19th player to hit 20 HR in 11 straight years
1979 - "I Remember Mama" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 108 perfs
1979 - 79th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Mark O'Meara
1980 - John Arlott calls his last game, England v Australia at Lord's
1981 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1982 - Rolling Stone Keith Richard's house burns down
1983 - Yitzhak Shamir (Herut) endorsed by Menachem Begin for Israeli PM
1984 - "Zorba" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 362 performances
1985 - Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1985 - Jerry Lewis' 20th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $33,100,000
1986 - Cathy Evelyn Smith sentenced to 3 years for death of John Belushi
1987 - Donald Trump takes out a full page NY Times ad lambasting Japan
1987 - Kevin Bass is 1st NLer to switch hit HRs in a game twice in 1 season
1987 - Philips introduces CD-video
1987 - West German pilot Mathias Rust, who flew a private plane from Helsinki Finland, to Moscow's Red Square, forms trial in Russia
1988 - Amnesty International's Human Rights Now! tour begins in Wembley
1989 - Rev Al Sharpton leads a civil rights march through Bensonhurst
1990 - "Grapes of Wrath" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 188 performances
1990 - Steve Allen, installed as a new abbot of Hartford St Zen Center, SF
1991 - Jerry Lewis' 26th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,071,657
1991 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1991 - US officially recognizes independence of Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania
1992 - Nicaragua struck by earthquake/floodings; 118 die
1992 - US dollar valued at 156.50 guilder (record)
1993 - 10th MTV Awards: Pearl Jam, En Vogue wins
1993 - Central African Republic ex-emperor Bokassa freed
1993 - Day of Peace in South Africa
1994 - Miguel Indurain bicycles world record time (53,040 km)
1995 - Actor Charlie Sheen (30th birthday) marries Donna Peele (25)
1995 - Frank Bruno beats Oliver McCall in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1995 - Southern California begins using new area code 562
1996 - Jerry Lewis' 31st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $49,200,000
1996 - Michelle McGann wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic
1996 - Soyuz TM-24, lands
1996 - A peace agreement is signed between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front in Malacañang Palace.
1997 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Montreal Canada on CHOM 97.7 FM
1997 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Toronto Canada on CILQ 107.1 FM
1998 - Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia. All 229 people on board are killed.
1998 - The UN's International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda finds Jean-Paul Akayesu, the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide.



Births on September 2

1243 - Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Hertford, English politician (d. 1295)
1548 - Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (d. 1616)
1661 - Georg Bohm, German organist/composer
1675 - William Somervile, English poet (d. 1742)
1716 - Johann Trier, composer
1731 - Johann F von Cronegk, German playwright (Olint und Sophronia)
1750 - Pehr Frigel, composer
1753 - Marie Josephine Louise of Savoy, queen of France (d. 1810)
1763 - Caroline von Schelling, [Michaelis], German author
1778 - Leopold FJJJ van Sassen Ysselt, Dutch politician
1778 - Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland (d. 1846)
1798 - Thomas Holliday Hicks, (Union Gov) died in 1865
1805 - Esteban Echeverría, Argentine writer (d. 1851)
1810 - William Seymour Tyler, American educator and historian (d. 1897)
1814 - Ernst Curtius, German archaeologist/historian
1830 - William P. Frye, American politician (d. 1911)
1837 - James Harrison Wilson, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1925
1838 - Liliuokalani, [Lydia Paki], last queen of Hawaii (1891-93)
1839 - Henry George, land reformer/writer (Progress & Poverty)
1847 - Roger Wolcott, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1900)
1850 - Albert Spaulding, baseball player/founded Spaulding sports company
1850 - Eugene Field, author/journalist (Little Boy Blue)
1850 - Woldemar Voigt, German physicist (d. 1919)
1852 - Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (d. 1935)
1853 - Wilhelm Ostwald, Germany, physical chemist (Nobel 1909)
1854 - Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (d. 1910)
1856 - Yang Hsiu-ch'ing, commander in chief of Taiping Rebellion
1857 - Thomas Groube, Australian cricketer (d. 1927)
1862 - Franjo Krežma, Croatian violinist (d. 1881)
1866 - Hiram Johnson, (Gov-Progressive-Cal)
1870 - Marie Ault, [Mary Cragg], Wigan England
1870 - Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (d. 1947)
1877 - Frederick Soddy, British chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1956)
1878 - Werner von Blomberg, German minister of Reichswehr
1879 - An Jung-geun, Korean assassin of Ito Hirobumi (d. 1910)
1883 - Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, "The Red Archduchess" (d. 1963)
1884 - Frank Laubach, Benton Pa, educator, taught reading through phonetics
1892 - Felix Wolfes, composer
1894 - Joseph Roth, Austria, journalist/writer (Hotel Savoy)
1901 - Andreas Embirikos, Greek surrealist poet (d. 1975)
1901 - Adolph Rupp, American college basketball coach (d. 1977)
1904 - Vera Vague, [Barbara Jo Allen], NYC, actress (Follow the Leader)
1908 - Barbara Jo Allen, NYC, actress (Ice Capades Revue, Rosie the Riveter)
1910 - Bruce Boyce, singer/teacher
1911 - Eileen Way, actress (Les Miserables, Rainbow, Vikings, Assassin)
1911 - Rene Amengual, composer
1911 - Romare Bearden, African American painter (d. 1988)
1912 - Johan Daisne, [Herman Thiery], Belgian writer (magic realism)
1912 - Ernest Bromley, Australian cricketer (d. 1967)
1913 - Bill Shankly, English Football Manager (d. 1981)
1914 - Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist
1914 - Tom Glazer, American folk singer and songwriter (d. 2003)
1915 - Dai-Keong Lee, composer
1915 - Hans Joachim Koellreutter, composer
1915 - Meinhardt Raabe, actor, notable as Munchkin Coroner on The Wizard of Oz
1915 - Benjamin Aaron, American labor law expert (d. 2007)
1916 - Dorothy May Bundy-Cheney, winner of more than 141 US tennis titles
1916 - Penny Santon, Greenwich Village NY, actress (Roll Out, Matt Houston)
1917 - Cleveland Amory, Nahant Mass, conservationist/TV reviewer (TV Guide)
1917 - Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian guitarist (developed bossa nova)
1918 - Allen Drury, author (Advise & Consent-1960 Pulitzer Prize)
1918 - Laurindo Almeida, composer/guitarist
1918 - Martha Mitchell, wife of Attorney General John Mitchell
1919 - Gideon William Waldrop, composer
1919 - Marge Champion, LA Calif, dancer (Marge & Gower Champion Show)
1923 - Rene Thom, French mathematician (d. 2002)
1924 - Daniel arap Moi, President of Kenya
1925 - Ronnie Stevens, London England, actor (Rodney-Dick & Duchess)
1925 - Hugo Montenegro, American composer and bandleader (d. 1981)
1927 - Francis Matthews, British actor (On the Bowery, Paul Temple)
1927 - Leonard Katzman, TV producer
1927 - Trudi Jochum-Beiser, Austria, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1952)
1927 - Tzvi Avni, composer
1928 - Miloslav Istvan, composer
1928 - Peter Mansfield, writer
1929 - Hal Ashby, American film director (d. 1988)
1930 - Andrey Pavlovich Petrov, composer
1931 - Alan K Simpson, minority whip (Sen-R-WY, 1979- )
1931 - Pierre Huyskens, Dutch radio host
1933 - Victor Spinetti, Welsh actor
1934 - Michael Sahl, composer
1935 - Jim Moody, (Rep-D-WI, 1983- )
1936 - David Leonard Blake, composer
1936 - Joan Kennedy, 1st wife of Mass Senator, Ted
1936 - Andrew Grove, American computer chip manufacturer
1937 - Peter Ueberroth, organized LA Olympics (1984)/baseball commissioner
1937 - Derek Fowlds, British actor
1938 - Glyn Worsnip, broadcaster
1939 - Bobby Purify, rocker
1939 - Robert Lee Dickey, US singer (I'm your puppet)
1939 - Sam Gooden, Chattanooga Tenn, rock vocalist (Impressions-Gypsy Woman)
1940 - Beverly Sanders, Hollywood Calif, actress (Lotsa Luck, CPO Sharkey)
1940 - Jimmy Clanton, Baton Rogue, La, rock vocalist (Just a Dream)
1940 - Mike Pyne, jazz Pianist
1941 - Tommy Aycock, Edinburg TX, PGA golfer (1994 Las Vegas Senior-5th)
1943 - Glenn Sather, NHL coach (Edmonton Oiler)
1943 - Joe Simon, US singer (Power of Love)
1943 - Rosalind Ashford, Detroit, rock vocalist (Martha Reeve & Vandellas)
1944 - Claude Nicollier, Vevey Switzerland, astronaut (STS 61-K, 46, 61, 75)
1946 - Luis Avalos, Havana Cuba, actor (Condo, E/R, I Had 3 Wives)
1946 - Marty Grebb, Chicago, rocker (Buckinghams)
1946 - Billy Preston, Houston, Texas, American soul musician/singer and pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show)
1947 - Richard Coughlan, English drummer and percussionist (Caravan)
1948 - Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe, teacher/astronaut (STS 25)
1948 - Terry Bradshaw, NFL QB (Pittsburgh Steelers)/announcer (CBS, FOX)
1949 - Albert West[laken], Dutch singer (Dumb Willie)
1950 - Rosanna DeSoto, American actress
1950 - Michael Rother, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk, Harmonia, Cluster)
1950 - Yuen Wah, Chinese actor and stuntman
1951 - Mark Harmon, Burbank Calif, actor (Dr Caldwell-St Elsewhere)
1951 - Michael Gray, Chicago Ill, actor (Ronnie-Brian Keith Show)
1951 - Mike Kaminsky, rocker
1951 - Jim DeMint, American politician
1952 - Earl Pomeroy, (Rep-D-North Dakota)
1952 - Jimmy Connors, tennis brat (US Open-78, 82, 83 Wimbledon-74, 82)
1953 - Gerhard P J Thiele, Brenz Germany, astronaut
1953 - Ahmad Shah Massoud, Afghan commander and a war hero (d. 2001)
1953 - John Zorn, American musician
1955 - Linda Purl, Greenwich Ct, actress (Gloria-Happy Days, Matlock)
1956 - Mario Tremblay, Canadian hockey player and coach
1956 - Angelo Fusco, Provisional Irish Republican Army member
1957 - Steve Porcaro, LA Cal, rock keyboards/vocalist (Toto-Roseanna, Africa)
1957 - Tony Alva, American skateboarder
1958 - Marlene Janssen, Rock Island Ill, playmate (Nov, 1982)
1959 - Esther Oosterbeek, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots)
1959 - Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil
1960 - Eric Dickerson, Texas, NFL halfback (LA Rams, Colts/2,105 yds in 1984)
1960 - Rex Hudler, Tempe AZ, outfielder (NY Yankees, California Angels)
1960 - Kristin Halvorsen, Norwegian politician
1960 - John S. Hall, American poet and spoken-word artist
1961 - Jeff Russell, Cincinnatti OH, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
1961 - Carlos Valderrama, Colombian footballer
1962 - Prachya Pinkaew, Thai film director
1962 - Eugenio Derbez, Mexican comedian and actor
1962 - Jon Berkeley, author and illustrator
1963 - Sam Mitchell, NBA forward (Minn Timberwolves)
1964 - Keanu Reeves, Beirut, actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Speed)
1965 - Doug Linton, Santa Ana CA, pitcher (KC Royals)
1965 - Lennox Lewis, London England, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1988, WBC boxing champ)
1965 - Partho Sen-Gupta, Indian filmmaker
1966 - Salma Hayek, actress (Desparado)
1966 - Dino Cazares, American musician
1966 - Olivier Panis, French race car driver
1966 - Tuc Watkins, American actor
1967 - Andreas Möller, German footballer
1968 - Ricardo de Jongh, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
1968 - Cynthia Watros, American actress
1969 - Mark Brettschneider, Cincinnati Oh, actor (Jason-One Life to Live)
1969 - Russell Freeman, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
1969 - Shani Waugh, Bunbury Aust, LPGA golfer (Aust sub-jr champ-1986, 87)
1969 - Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, American singer
1969 - Chris Kuzneski, American bestselling author
1969 - Stephen Peall, Zimbabwean cricketer
1971 - Rich Aurilia, Brooklyn NY, infielder (SF Giants)
1971 - Shauna Sand, San Diego Calif, actress (Renegade)
1971 - Tommy Maddox, NFL quarterback (NY Giants)
1971 - Kjetil André Aamodt, Norwegian skier
1971 - Pawan Kalyan, Indian actor
1971 - Tom Steels, Belgian cyclist
1972 - James Willis, NFL linebacker (Phila Eagles)
1972 - Katarina Studenikova, Bratislava Slovak Rep, tennis star
1973 - Matthew Dunn, Leeton NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1973 - Jason Blake, American hockey player
1974 - Jason Lawson, NBA center (Orlando Magic)
1974 - Karina Wieland, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1974 - Daniel Southworth, American actor and stunt performer
1976 - Phil Lipscomb, American musician (Taproot)
1976 - Erin Hershey, American actress.
1977 - Ramiro Muñoz, Colombian musician
1977 - Frédéric Kanouté, Malian footballer
1979 - Tomer Ben Yosef, Israeli footballer
1979 - Ron Ng, Hong Kong actor
1980 - Ashley Witmer, Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA (1997)
1980 - Hiroki Yoshimoto, Japanese racing driver
1980 - Dany Sabourin, French Canadian Goaltender in the National Hockey League
1981 - Katie Teft, Grand Rapids Mich, gymnast (Olympics-96)
1981 - Fariborz Kamkari, Iranian film director/producer
1981 - Chris Tremlett, English cricketer
1981 - Bracha van Doesburgh, Dutch actress
1982 - Joey Barton, English footballer
1982 - Mandy Cho, Hong Kong actress
1982 - Jason Hammel, American baseball player
1983 - Mark Foster, English rugby player
1984 - Jack Peñate, English/Spanish singer
1987 - Spencer Smith, American musician (Panic at the Disco)
1988 - Ishant Sharma, Indian Cricketer
1989 - Alexandre Pato, Brazilian footballer
1989 - Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (d. 2008)
1990 - Marcus Ericsson, Swedish Racing Driver



Deatths on September 2

490 BC - Pheidippides, Greek hero
421 - Flavius Constantine III, emperor of Westromeinse, dies at about 51
421 - Constantius III, Roman Emperor
1031 - Saint Emeric of Hungary
1274 - Prince Munetaka, Japanese shogun (b. 1242)
1384 - Louis I, duke of Anjou/king of Naples (Battle of Poitiers), dies
1397 - Francesco Landini, Italian composer
1418 - Jan III Chalon, prince of Orange/gov of Burgundy, dies
1540 - Lebna Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1501)
1547 - Hernan Cortes, Spanish general defeated Aztec Indians
1566 - Taddeo Zuccari, Italian painter, dies at 37
1606 - Carel van Mander, Flemish painter/art historian, dies at 58
1645 - lady Alice Lisle, English widow of John Lisle, beheaded
1680 - Per Brahe, Swedish soldier and statesman (b. 1602)
1688 - Robert Viner, Lord Mayor of London (b. 1631)
1690 - Philipp Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (b. 1615)
1698 - Justus Vingboons, Architect, buried
1715 - Constantin Christian Dedekind, composer, dies at 87
1764 - Nathaniel Bliss, English Astronomer Royal (b. 1700)
1765 - Henry Bouquet, Swiss-born British army officer (b. 1719)
1768 - Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician (b. 1703)
1779 - Onno Zwier van Hairs, Fries poet (Agon), dies at 66
1790 - Johann N von Hontheim, German religious historian/Bishop, dies
1813 - Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general (mortally wounded in battle) (b. 1763)
1820 - Jiaqing, Emperor of China (b. 1760)
1832 - Franz Xaver, Baron Von Zach, Austrian astronomer (b. 1754)
1834 - Thomas Telford, Scottish civil engineer (b. 1757)
1862 - Thornton F Brodhead, US lawyer/politician/brig-general, dies at 40
1870 - Charles Victor Arthur Saint-Leon, composer, dies at 48
1872 - Nicolai Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher (b. 1783)
1877 - Constantine Kanaris, Greek admiral, freedom fighter and politician (b. 1793)
1891 - Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger, composer, dies at 76
1896 - Nat Thompson, cricketer (played 1st Two Tests for Australia), dies
1896 - Nat Thomson, Australian cricketer (b. 1839)
1898 - Hubert Howard, British journalist (Times), dies through friendly fire
1898 - Wilford Woodruff, fourth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1807)
1905 - Walter Cecil Macfarren, composer, dies at 79
1906 - Guiseppe Giacosa, Ital screenwriter (libretti opera Puccini), dies
1910 - Henri "le Douanier" Rousseau, French ambassador/painter, dies
1915 - August Stramm, writer, dies at 41
1921 - Henry Austin Dobson, English poet (b. 1840)
1921 - Anthony Francis Lucas Croatian-born oil pioneer (b. 1855)
1934 - Ruggiero de Rudolpho "Russ" Columbo, US singer/violist, dies at 26
1934 - Alcide Nunez, American musician (b. 1884)
1934 - James Allan, New Zealand rugby union player, All Black (b. 1860)
1937 - Esther de Farmer-of Rich, actress (Kniertje-On hope of blessing), dies
1937 - Pierre de Coubertin, baron/revivor of Olympics, dies at 74
1942 - Tom Williams, Irish republican (b. 1924)
1944 - George W Norris, US senator (lame duck-amendement), dies
1944 - Bella Rosenfeld, subject of many of Marc Chagall paintings (b. 1895)
1948 - Sylvanus Morley, American archaeologist and spy (b. 1883)
1953 - Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV, U.S. general (b. 1883)
1955 - Rudolf Kattnigg, composer, dies at 60
1957 - William A Craigie, Scottish lexicographer, dies at 90
1961 - Greet Koeman, Dutch singer, dies at 54
1962 - William Wilkerson, Founder of the Hollywood Reporter, The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas and nightclubs such as Ciro's (b. 1890)
1964 - Francisco H Craveiro Lopes, Portuguese gen/pres (1951-58), dies at 70
1964 - Morris Ankrum, actor (Kronos, Earth vs Flying Saucers), dies at 67
1964 - Glenn Albert Black, American archaeologist (b. 1900)
1964 - Alvin York, American soldier (b. 1887)
1965 - Johannes Bobrowski, writer, dies at 48
1968 - Ernest Claes, Belgium, author (The White), dies at 82
1969 - Harry Williams Millard, producer, dies of cancer at 41
1970 - Allan Walker, actor/writer (Red Buttons Show), dies at 64
1970 - Cornelis L "Kees" van Baaren, Dutch composer (Hollow Men), dies at 63
1973 - John R R Tolkien, British story writer (Hobbit), dies of ulcer at 81
1973 - Carl Dudley, American film director (b. 1910)
1976 - Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish writer (b. 1934)
1979 - Felix Aylmer, actor (Quartet, Hamlet, Dreaming Lips), dies at 90
1979 - Otto P. Weyland, American military figure (b. 1903)
1980 - William Douglas Denny, composer, dies at 70
1982 - Jay Novello, actor (Harum Scarum, Rebel Breed), dies of cancer at 78
1982 - Tom Bakker, actor (Golden Voyage of Sinbad), dies of a drug OD at 42
1984 - Manos Katrakis, Greek actor (b. 1908)
1985 - Abe Lenstra, Dutch soccer star, dies at 64
1985 - Jay Youngblood, American professional wrestler
1989 - A Bartlett Giamatti, baseball commisioner, dies at 51
1991 - Alfonso Garcia Robles, Mexican foreign minister (Nobel 1982), dies
1991 - Concetto Lo Bello, Italian intl soccer judge, dies
1992 - Barbara McClintock, US, geneticist (Nobel 1983), dies at 90
1992 - Piotr Jaroszewicz, premier of Poland (1970-80), dies
1993 - Eric Berry, English/US actor (Pippin, 49th Parallel), dies at 80
1993 - John/Eoin Higgins, N Ire supreme court justice (1984-93), dies at 66
1994 - Detlef Macha, German DR cyclist (5x world champ), dies at 35
1994 - Harry Vincent Kemp, poet, dies at 82
1994 - Mildred Mcafee Horton, US 1st head mistress of WAVES, dies
1994 - Richard M Major, US anti-terror specialist (CIA Red Book), dies at 72
1994 - Roy Castle, entertainer, dies at 62
1995 - Vaclav Neummann, conductor, dies at 74
1996 - Cyril Reuben, violinist, dies at 69
1996 - Emily Kngwarreye, artist, dies at 86
1996 - Kenneth M Stewart, euro MP for Merseyside West, dies at 71
1996 - Otto Luening, composer, dies at 96
1996 - Paddy Clift, cricketer (Rhod & Leicester all-rounder 1970-88), dies
1997 - Rudolf Bing, opera manager (NY Met Opera), dies at 95
1997 - Viktor Frankl, psychotherapist (Man's Search for Meaning), dies at 92
1998 - Allen Drury, American author (b. 1918)
1998 - Jackie Blanchflower, Irish footballer (b. 1933)
2000 - Elvera Sanchez, Puerto Rican dancer (b. 1905)
2000 - Curt Siodmak, German-born author (b. 1907)
2001 - Christiaan Barnard, South African heart surgeon (b. 1922)
2001 - Troy Donahue, American actor (b. 1936)
2002 - Dick Reynolds, Australian rules footballer and coach (b. 1915)
2004 - Joan Oró, Catalan scientist (b. 1923)
2004 - Eleni Zafeiriou, Greek actress (b. 1916)
2005 - Bob Denver, American actor (b. 1935)
2006 - Bob Mathias, American athlete and congressman (b. 1930)
2006 - Willi Ninja, dancer and choreographer (b. 1961)
2007 - Max McNab, National Hockey League executive (b. 1924)
2007 - Franz-Benno Delonge, German game designer (b. 1957)
2007 - Rajae Belmlih, Morrocan singer (b. 1962 in Casablanca)
2008 - Bill Meléndez, American character animator (b. 1916)
2009 - Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India (b. 1949)



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History, Births, and Deaths for September 9


701 - St Sergius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1000 - Battle of Svolder, Viking Age.
1379 - Treaty of Neuberg, splitting the Austrian Habsburg lands between the Habsburg Dukes Albert III and Leopold III.
1492 - Columbus' fleet sets sail west
1493 - Battle of Krbava field, a decisive defeat of Croats in Croatian struggle against the Ottoman Empire invasion.
1513 - Battle of Flodden Fields; English defeat James IV of Scotland
1543 - Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling.
1556 - Pope Paul IV refuses to crown Ferdinand of Austria emperor
1561 - Sermon of Poissy
1567 - Lomaraal van Egmond & Philip van Hoorne captured
1591 - -10] Battle at Flores Azores: Spanish beat English
1675 - New England colonies declare war on Wampanoag indians
1683 - Expelled Polish & Lotharings reach Wienerwald
1739 - Slave revolt in Stono SC led by Jemmy (25 whites killed)
1753 - 1st steam engine arrives in US colonies
1776 - Continental Congress renames "United Colonies," "US"
1817 - Alexander Lucius Twilight, probably 1st black to graduate from US college, receives BA degree at Middlebury College
1830 - Charles Durant, 1st US aeronaut, flies a balloon from Castle Garden, NYC to Perth Amboy, NJ
1839 - John Herschel takes 1st glass plate photograph
1841 - Great Lakes steamer "Erie" sinks off Silver Creek NY, kills 300
1850 - California becomes 31st state
1850 - Territories of New Mexico & Utah created
1850 - California is admitted as the thirty-first U.S. state.
1861 - Sally Tompkins is only Confederate Army female commissioned officer
1862 - Lee splits his army & sends Jackson to capture Harpers Ferry
1863 - Battle of Cumberland Gap, TN
1867 - Luxembourg gains independence
1875 - Lotta's Fountain (Kearny & Market) dedicated
1880 - President Hayes visits SF
1881 - Egyptian military coup under colonel Arab "El Wahid"
1886 - The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works is finalized.
1892 - E E Barnard at Lick discovers Amalthea, 5th Jupiter moon
1895 - American Bowling Congress forms (NYC)
1898 - Ottawa Football Club re-organizes into the Rough Riders
1899 - French Capt Alfred Dreyfus sentenced on unjust grounds
1903 - 6 km long Engadin-railroad tunnel of Switzerland inaugurated
1904 - Mounted police 1st used in NYC
1904 - Boston Herald again refers to NY baseball club as Yankees, when it reports "Yankees take 2," Yankee name not official till 1913
1908 - Orville Wright makes 1st 1-hr airplane flight, Fort Myer, Va
1908 - Russia takes part of Poland
1909 - Jack Johnson fights Al Kaufman to no decision in 10 for boxing title
1911 - 1st European airpost (Hendon to Windsor, England)
1912 - J Verdrines becomes 1st to fly over 100 mph (107 mph/172 kph)
1913 - Assn for Study of Negro Life & History organizes in Chicago
1914 - -12] Belgian offensive from Antwerp
1914 - Battle of Marne (German advance stalls, Paris saved)
1914 - Boston Brave George Davis no-hits Phila Phillies, 7-0
1914 - World War I: The creation of the Canadian Automobile Machine Gun Brigade, the first fully mechanized unit in the British Army.
1915 - Assn for study of Negro Life & History forms by Carter G Woodson
1918 - Dutch govt of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms
1919 - Boston's police force forms strike
1922 - St Louis Brown "Baby Doll" Jacobson hits 3 triples beating Tigers 16-0
1922 - Turkish troops conquer Smyrna/murder Greek citizens
1922 - William T Cosgrave replaces Irish premier Collins
1923 - Albin Stenroos runs world record 20 km (1:07:11.2)
1924 - Hanapepe Massacre occurs on Kauai, Hawaii.
1926 - National Broadcasting Co created by Radio Corporation of America
1926 - Train disaster at Wassenaar Neth, 4 die
1926 - The U.S. National Broadcasting Company formed.
1927 - Tony Lazzeri Day at Yankee Stadium
1928 - Silvio Cator of Haiti, sets then long jump record at 26' ½"
1932 - Frank Crosetti ties record, striking out twice in 1 inning
1932 - Mine strikes at Belgian Borinage ended
1932 - Spanish Cortes grants Catalonia autonomy
1932 - Steamboat SS Observation explodes in NYC East River (71 killed)
1933 - 53rd US Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats Jack Crawford (63 1113 46 60 61)
1934 - Armas Toivonen becomes 1st European marathoner (2:52:29.0)
1934 - G Kaufman & M Hart's "Merrily We Roll Along," premieres in NYC
1936 - Yankees sweep Indians, NY clinches pennant on earliest date in history
1939 - Nazi army reaches Warsaw
1940 - 28 German aircraft shot down above England
1940 - 60th US Mens Tennis: W D McNeill beats Robert L Riggs (46 68 63 63 75)
1942 - 1st bombing on continental US soil, Mount Emily Oregon (WW II)
1942 - Compulsory work for women, children & old males in Batavia
1942 - Japanese planes drop incendiary bombs on Oregon
1943 - 15 German JU-88's sink Italian flag ship Rome
1943 - Italy surrenders to Allies
1943 - Lt-Gen Bradley flies from Algiers to to Marrakech/Prestwick
1943 - Red Army occupies Bachmatsj
1943 - US, British & French troops land in Salerno (operation Avalanche)
1944 - Allied forces liberate Luxembourg
1944 - Bulgaria liberated from Nazi control (National Day)
1944 - Resistance fighter Jaap Musch arrested in Nijverdal Neth
1944 - US 113th cavalry passes Belg-Dutch borders
1944 - Very strong hurricane hits Netherland
1945 - Japanese in S Korea, Taiwan, China, Indochina surrender to Allies
1945 - Jimmie Foxx hits his 534th & final HR
1945 - Phila A's Dick Fowler no-hits St Louis Brown, 1-0
1945 - 1st "bug" in a computer program discovered by Grace Hopper, a moth was removed with tweasers from a relay & taped into the log
1948 - "Hilarities (of 1949)" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 14 perfs
1948 - Bkln Dodger Rex Barney no-hits NY Giants, 2-0
1948 - People's Democratic Republic of Korea proclaimed
1950 - "Texas, Li'l Darlin'" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 293 perfs
1950 - "Where's Chartev?" closes at St James Theater NYC after 792 perfs
1950 - 1st use of TV laugh track-Hank McCune
1950 - Massive arrests of communists in France
1951 - 1st broadcast of "Love of Life" on CBS-TV
1951 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Carrollton Georgia Golf Open
1953 - KGTV TV channel 10 in San Diego, CA (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 - WFIE TV channel 14 in Evansville, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 - Earthquake strikes Orleansville Algeria: 1,400 killed
1954 - Indians becomes 1st Cleveland team to win 100 games in a season
1955 - Don Zimmer, hits 4,000th Dodger home run
1955 - Elvis Presley's 1st appearance on Ed Sullivan's Show
1955 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open
1956 - 70th US Womens Tennis: Shirley J Fry beats Althea Gibson (63 64)
1956 - 76th US Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Lewis Hoad (46 62 63 63)
1956 - African Party for Liberation of Guinea-Bissau & Cape Verde forms
1956 - Elvis Presley appears on national TV for 1st time (Ed Sullivan)
1957 - "Diana" by Paul Anka reaches #1
1957 - Nashville's new Hattie Cotton Elementary School dynamited
1957 - Pres Eisenhower signs 1st civil rights bill since Reconstruction
1958 - Pirate Roberto Clemente ties record of 3 triples in a game
1958 - Race riots in Notting Hill Gate, London
1960 - 4th American Football League plays 1st game (Denver 13, Boston 10)
1961 - Maria Beale Fletcher (NC), 19, crowned 34th Miss America 1962
1962 - 76th US Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith Court beats Darlene Hard (97 64)
1962 - 82nd US Mens Tennis: Rodney G Laver beats Roy Emerson (62 64 57 64)
1962 - Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Eugene Golf Open
1962 - Soviet economist Liberman plead for autonomous businesses
1962 - WNYS (now WIXT) TV channel 9 in Syracuse, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
1963 - Landslide into Vaiont Dam emptys lake, kills 3-4,000 (Italy)
1963 - Alabama Gov George Wallace served a federal injunction to stop orders of state police to bar black students from enrolling in white schools
1964 - German DR govt allows short visits to West Germany
1964 - John Osborne's "Inadmissable Evidence," premieres in London
1965 - Francois Mitterrand nominated for French presidency
1965 - Sandy Koufax pitches his 4th no-hitter, a perfect game vs Cubs (1-0)
1965 - Tibet is made an autonomous region of China
1966 - John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at an avante-garde art exposition
1966 - The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.
1967 - 1st successful Test flight of a Saturn V
1967 - Debra Dene Barnes (Kansas), 20, crowned 40th Miss America 1968
1967 - Uganda declares independence from Great Britain
1968 - 1st US Open, held as an "open" (Arthur Ashe-wins)
1968 - Arthur Ashe defeats Tom Okker to win US Tennis Open
1968 - WGIQ TV channel 43 in Louisville, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - WVPT TV channel 51 in Staunton, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 - Allegheny 853 collides with Piper Cherokee above Indiana, kills 82
1969 - Seaplane crashes at Indianapolis, kills 83
1969 - Smallest US Tennis Open single session-131 (men's doubles final only)
1969 - WCVN TV channel 54 in Covington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 - Bowie Kuhn suspends Denny McLain for carrying a gun
1970 - Feyenoord wins soccer's World Cup
1971 - 1,000 convicts riot & seize Attica, NY prison
1971 - John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear on Dick Cavett Show (ABC-TV)
1971 - John Lennon releases "Imagine" album
1971 - NHL great Gordie Howe retires
1972 - 86th US Womens Tennis: Billie Jean M King beats K Melville (63 75)
1972 - Terry Anne Meeuwsen (Wisc), 23, crowned 45th Miss America 1973
1973 - 93rd US Mens Tennis: John Newcombe beats Jan Kodes (64 16 46 62 62)
1973 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1974 - 88th US Womens Tennis: B J M King beats E Goolagong Cawley (36 63 75)
1975 - Viking 2 Mars probe launch
1977 - 1st TRS-80 computer sold
1977 - Tiger rookies Lou Whitaker & Allan Trammell debut together & will play together for 19 years
1978 - 3rd game of Boston Massacre; Yanks beat Red Sox 7-0
1978 - 92nd US Womens Tennis: Chris E L Mills beats Pam Shriver (75 64)
1978 - Balt Orioles pull their 7th triple play (5-4-3 vs Toronto)
1978 - Iraqi Ayatollah Khomeini calls for uprising in Irani army
1978 - Kylene Barker (Virginia), crowned 51st Miss America 1979
1979 - 31st Emmy Awards: Taxi, Lou Grant, Ron Leibman & Ruth Gordon
1979 - 93rd US Womens Tennis: Tracy Austin beats C E Lloyd Mills (64 63)
1979 - 99th US Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Vitas Gerulaitis (75 63 63)
1979 - Sally Little wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
1979 - Sid Bernstein offers $½ billion for a Beatle reunion
1979 - Yusef Islam (Cat Stevens) weds Fouzia Ali at Kensington Mosque
1981 - Vernon E Jordan resigns as president of National Urban League
1982 - "Your Arms are Too Short..." opens at Alvin NYC for 69 performances
1982 - Columbia mated with SRBs & external tank in preparation for STS-5
1982 - Conestoga 1, 1st private commercial rocket, makes suborbital flight
1983 - Challenger returns to Kennedy Space Center via Sheppard AFB, Texas
1983 - Radio Shack announces their color computer 2 (Coco2)
1983 - Vitas Gerulatis bets his house that Martina Navratilova can't beat 100th ranked male tennis player
1984 - 104th US Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Ivan Lendl (63 64 61)
1984 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship
1985 - President Reagan orders sanctions against South Africa
1985 - Race riot in Birmingham England
1986 - Minn Tommy Krammer passes for 6 touchdowns vs Green Bay (42-7)
1986 - NYC jury indicts Gennadly Zakharov (Soviet UN employee) of spying
1987 - Gary Hart admits on "Nightline," to cheating on his wife
1987 - Largest US Tennis Open single night session (total) 21,016
1987 - Larry Bird (Celtics), begins NBA free throw streak of 59
1987 - Nolan Ryan strikes out his 4,500th batter
1988 - Braves Bruce Sutter joins Fingers & Gossage to save 300 games
1988 - Chris Evert defaults at US Open due to a stomach flu
1988 - US swamps NZ at 27th America`s Cup: NZ set to appeal
1989 - 103rd US Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats M Navratilova (36 75 61)
1990 - 110th US Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi (64 63 62)
1990 - Bush & Gorbachev meet in Helsinki & urge Iraq to leave Kuwait
1990 - Liberia president Samuel K Doe is captured by Mr Johnson's forces
1990 - Oakland beats NY 7-3 to complete a 12-game sweep of Yankees this year
1990 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Ping-Cellular One Golf Championship
1991 - Mike Tyson indicted for rape of Desiree Washington
1991 - Only 1,695 fans watch Boston Red Sox play Cleveland
1992 - 1st time Baltimore Orioles draw 3 million fans at home
1992 - 9th MTV Awards: Howard Stern appears as Fartman
1992 - Robin Yount, is 17th to get 3,000 hits
1993 - Croupier of casino in Bristol England, shoots a 4, a record 8 times
1993 - PLO recognizes state of Israel
1993 - Ukraine premier Leonid Koetsjma, resigns
1994 - Space shuttle STS 64 (Discovery 20), launches into orbit
1994 - Tu-22 crashes into Aeroflot Tu-134a at Zhukovsky, 7 killed
1995 - "Broadway Limited" last train ride (began in 1902)
1995 - 109th US Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (76 06 63)
1995 - Chynna Phillips weds William Baldwin
1995 - Dean St Station in Brooklyn, is 6th MTA station to close since 1904
1995 - Ice Skater Nancy Kerrigan (25) weds her agent Jerry Solomon (41)
1997 - Sinn Fein accepts Mitchell Principles on para-military disarmamen
2001 - Ahmed Shah Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance, is assassinated in Afghanistan.
2002 - Pitcher Randy Johnson reaches 300 strikeouts for the fifth consecutive season, extending his major league record
2004 - 2004 Australian embassy bombing: A bomb explodes outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, killing 10 people.



Births on September 9

214 - Aurelian, Roman Emperor (d. 275)
384 - Flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423)
1349 - Duke Albert III of Austria (d. 1395)
1427 - Thomas de Ros, 10th Baron de Ros, English politician (d. 1464)
1466 - Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (d. 1523)
1558 - Philippe Emmanuel, Duke of Mercoeur, French soldier (d. 1602)
1583 - Girolamo Frescobaldi, composer
1585 - Armand-Jean du Plessicide de Richelieu, premier of France (1624-42)
1618 - Joan Cererols, composer
1629 - Cornelis Tromp, Dutch lt-adm-gen/son of Maarten Tromp
1646 - Zeger B van Espen, Flemish theologist
1664 - Johann Christoph Pez, composer
1687 - Jean-Baptiste Maurice Quinault, composer
1700 - Princess Anna Sophie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (d. 1780)
1711 - Thomas Hutchinson, American politician (d. 1780)
1731 - Francisco Javier Clavijero, Mexican writer (d. 1787)
1752 - Johann Friedrich Christmann, composer
1754 - William Bligh, nasty ship's captain (HMS Bounty)
1755 - Benjamin Bourne, American politician (d. 1808)
1769 - Cornelis F van Maanen, Dutch minister of Justice (1807..42)
1789 - William Cranch Bond, US, astronomer (codiscovered Hyperion)
1809 - William Radford, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1890
1817 - Speed Smith Fry, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1892
1819 - Martin Luther Smith, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1866
1822 - Napoleon J K P Bonaparte, French prince/member National Convention
1826 - Frederich I W L, Grand Duke of Baden (1856-1907)
1826 - Thomas John Lucas, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1908
1828 - Leo Tolstoy, Russia, novelist (War & Peace, Anna Karenina) [NS]
1834 - Joseph H Shorthouse, English writer (John Inglesant)
1834 - William MacRae, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1882
1840 - Gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer
1850 - Harishchandra, India, poet/dramatist/father of modern Hindi
1850 - Leopoldo Miguez, composer
1853 - Frederick R Spofforth, Australia, cricketer (Demon)
1855 - Houston S Chamberlain, British/German race theorist
1855 - Anthony Francis Lucas Croatian-born oil exploration pioneer (d. 1921)
1858 - Benjamin Kidel, English Sudan (Control of the Tropics)
1865 - Edwin Lehare, composer
1868 - Mary Austin, Ill, feminist/nature writer (Land of Little Rain)
1872 - Delilah L Beasley, US author/columnist (Negro trail-blazers)
1872 - Josef Stransky, composer
1873 - Edward Burlingame Hill, composer
1877 - Frank Chance, baseball player/manager, Tinkers to Evers to Chance
1878 - Adelaide Crapsey, American poet (d. 1914)
1878 - Sergio Osmeña, 4th President of the Philippines (d. 1961)
1880 - Viking Eggeling, Sweden, artist/film maker (Diagonal Symphony)
1882 - Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (d. 1962)
1887 - Alfred M Landon, (R-Ks) pres candidate (1932, 1936)
1887 - Raymond Walburn, Plymouth In, actor (Christmas in July)
1887 - Alf Landon, American politician (d. 1987)
1890 - Harland Sanders, Henryville Ind, colonel/CEO (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
1892 - Bruno Sturmer, composer
1892 - Tsuru Aoki, Japanese-born American actress (d. 1961)
1894 - Arthur Freed, American songwriter and film producer (d. 1973)
1894 - Bert Oldfield, Australian cricketer (d. 1976)
1896 - Fritz Reuter, composer
1898 - Frank "Fordham Flash" Frisch, NYC, baseball player (NL MVP 1931)
1899 - Louis Cheslock, composer
1899 - Neil Hamilton, Lynn Mass, actor (Commisioner Gordon-Batman)
1899 - Waite Hoyt, American baseball player (d. 1984)
1900 - James Hilton, English novelist (Goodbye Mr Chips)
1903 - Phyllis Whitney, American writer (d. 2008)
1904 - Feroze Khan, Pakistani field hockey player (d. 2005)
1905 - Hussain Sha - Indian Saint, Philosopher ,Pithapuram
1907 - Leon Edel, biographer
1907 - Pinky Tomlin, Eureka Springs Ark, singer/actor (Tip-Waterfront)
1908 - Cesare Pavese, Italian writer (La belle estate)
1908 - John Haeton, US, bobsled (Olympic-silver-1928, 48)
1909 - Jane Baxter, [Feodora Forde], Bremen Germany, actress (We Live Again)
1909 - Kwame Nkrumah, communist/premier Gold Coast/president Ghana (1960-66)
1911 - John Gorton, Australian politician (d. 2002)
1911 - Paul Goodman, American poet and writer (d. 1972)
1912 - Kurt Sanderling, Arys Germany, conductor (E Berlin Symph 1960-77)
1917 - Rolf Wenkhaus, German actor (d. 1942)
1919 - Jacques Marin, Paris, actor (Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo)
1919 - Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder, gambler/sportscaster (lay you 5 to 1)
1919 - Richard Webb, Bloomington IL, actor (Invisible Monster, Git)
1919 - Gottfried Dienst, Swiss football referee (d. 1998)
1920 - Michael Aldridge, Glastonbury England, actor (Murder in Cathedral)
1920 - Robert Wood Johnson III, American philanthropist (d. 1970)
1920 - Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician (d. 1993)
1921 - Andrzej Dobrowolski, composer
1922 - Anthony Derrick Parsons, diplomat
1922 - MacKenzie John, pipe major
1922 - Manolis Glezos, Greek politician and writer
1922 - Hoyt Curtin, American songwriter (d. 2000)
1923 - Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, American virologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
1924 - Jane Greer, Wash DC, actress (Prisoner of Zenda, Clown)
1924 - Nino Bibbia, Italy, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1948)
1924 - Rik Van Steenbergen, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)
1925 - Cliff Robertson, La Jolla Calif, actor (Charly)/spokesman for AT&T
1926 - Annie nee Becker Kriegel, historian
1926 - Jake Carey, US R&B-singer (Flamingos-I Know Better)
1926 - Yusuf al-Qaradawi, prominent Egypt Muslim cleric
1927 - Elvin Jones, rocker
1928 - Julian E "Cannonball" Adderley, US, jazz musician (Black Messiah)
1929 - Stan Parris, (Rep-R-VA, 1973-74, 81- )
1929 - Claude Nougaro, French singer (d. 2004)
1930 - Paolo Castaldi, composer
1930 - Frank Lucas, Drug Lord
1932 - Ali Doelman-Pel, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1932 - Sylvia Miles, NYC, actress (Midnight Cowboy, Farewell My Lovely)
1934 - Sonia Sanchez, US playwright/poet (The Bronx is Next)
1935 - [Chaim] Topol, Tel Aviv Israel, actor (Fiddler on the Roof)
1935 - Gopal Baratham, Singaporean author
1936 - Augustinius Franz Kropfreiter, composer
1937 - Mikhail N Tai, Latvia, World chess champion (1960-61)
1938 - Richard Sharpe, English rugby player
1939 - Howard P McKeon, (Rep-R-California)
1939 - Carlos Ortiz, Puerto Rican boxer
1940 - Joe Negroni, rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers)
1941 - Curtis Otto Bismark Curtis-Smith, composer
1941 - Les Braid, England, bass (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
1941 - Otis Redding, Dawson Ga, rock bassist (Sitting on the Dock of the Bay)
1941 - Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist
1942 - Inez Foxx, Greensboro NC, rocker (Mockingbird, Hi Diddle Diddle)
1942 - John Linder, (Rep-R-Georgia)
1942 - Luther Simmons, rocker (Main Ingredient
1943 - George Roger Waters, keyboardist (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall)
1943 - Art LaFleur, American actor
1944 - Olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina
1945 - Dee Dee Sharpe, [Dione Larue], US singer (I Love You Anyway)
1945 - Omukama Patrick David Matthew Olimi Kaboyo II, king of Toro
1945 - Dee Dee Sharp, American R&B singer
1946 - Christopher Francis Palmer, orchestrator/Author
1946 - Doug Ingle, Omaha Nebraska, rock vocalist/keyboards (Iron Butterfly)
1946 - Pete Gavin, rocker
1946 - Hayato Tani, Japanese actor
1947 - David Rosenboom, composer
1947 - Freddy Weller, Georgia, rocker (Paul Revers & The Raiders)
1947 - Lol Creme, [Lawrence Creme], England, rock vocalist/guitarist (10cc)
1947 - Lynn Fitzgerald, marathoner (ran 133 miles 939 yards in 24 hrs)
1949 - Joe Theismann, NFL QB (Redskins)/sportscaster
1949 - John Curry, England, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1976)
1949 - Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesian politician
1950 - Tom Wopat, Lodi WI, actor (Durning Rage, Christmas Comes to Willow)
1951 - Corry Konings, Dutch singer
1951 - Michael Keaton, Pitts Pa, actor (Gung Ho, Batman, Beetlejuice)
1951 - Robert Desiderio, Bronx NY, actor (Det Kennedy-Heart of the City)
1951 - Tom Wopat, Loda Wisc, TV actor (Luke-Dukes of Hazzard)
1951 - Alexander Downer, Australian politician
1952 - Angela Cartwright, England (Make Room for Daddy, Lost in Space)
1952 - Bonnie Large, Glendale CA, playmate (March 1973)
1952 - David Stewart, rock guitarist (Eurtyhmics-Here Comes the Rain Again)
1952 - Lee M Morin, Manchester NH, cmdr USN/astronaut
1952 - Manuel Göttsching, German musician (Ash Ra Tempel)
1954 - Walter Paul Davis, Pineville NC, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1976)
1954 - Jeffrey Combs, American actor
1955 - John Kricfalusi, Canadian animator
1956 - Anatoli Pavlovich Artsebarsky, Russia, colonel/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-12)
1957 - Pierre-Laurent Aimard, French pianist
1957 - Gabriele Tredozi, Italian engineer
1958 - Lita Ford, London England, vocalist (Kiss Me Deadly, Runaways)
1959 - Eric Serra, French composer
1960 - Christopher Sherratt White, Hamilton NZ, rower (Olympics-96)
1960 - Hugh Grant, London England (4 Weddings & a Funeral, 9 Months)
1960 - Mario Batali, American chef and restaurateur
1960 - Bob Stoops, American football coach
1961 - Jim Corsi, Newtonville MA, pitcher (Oakland A's)
1962 - Aleta Rzepecki Sill, Detroit Mich, bowler (1983 WIBC single)
1962 - Derek Kennard, NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys)
1962 - Jack Trudeau, NFL quarterback (Carolina Panthers)
1963 - Leslie Thompson, Burlington Vt, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
1964 - Brett Hull, NHL right wing (MVP 1991, 86 goals)
1964 - Skip [Jules I] Kendall, Milwaukee WI, PGA golfer (1993 Intl-8th)
1964 - Willie Broughton, NFL defensive tackle (NO Saints)
1965 - Brenda Epperson, actress (Ashley Abbott-Young & Restless)
1965 - Dan Majerle, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
1965 - Marc Dunn, Kingston Ontario, volleyball player (Olympics-96)
1965 - Todd Zeile, Van Nuys CA, infielder (Phila Phillies)
1966 - Adam Sandler, actor/comedian (Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, SNL)
1966 - Alison Sydor, Edmonton Alberta, x-ctry cyclist (Olympics-silver-96)
1966 - David Bennent, Lausanne, actor (Tin Drum, Legend)
1966 - Kevin Hatcher, Detroit MI, NHL defenseman (Team USA, Dallas, Pitts)
1966 - Georg Hackl, German luger
1967 - B J Armstrong, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
1967 - Laurence Tremolet, Rodez France, actress (Cyclo, Metisse,)
1967 - Akshay Kumar, Indian Actor
1968 - Jonathan A Drummond Jr, Phila, 4X400m runner (Olympics-silver-96)
1968 - Julia Sawalha, actress (Saffron-Abfab, Chrissy-Buddy's Song)
1968 - Thomas P Auth, Orange NJ, rower (Olympics-1996)
1968 - Jon Drummond, American former sprinter
1968 - Clive Mendonca, English Footballer
1969 - Christine Smith, Darien Conn, rower (Olympics-96)
1969 - Scott DeFreitas, Newton Mass, actor (Andy Dixon-As the World Turns)
1969 - Sean Rooks, NBA center (LA Lakers)
1969 - Constance Marie, American actress
1970 - Dan Miceli, Newark NJ, pitcher (Pitts Pirates)
1970 - Joey Hamilton, Statesboro GA, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
1970 - Mike Faulkerson, NFL fullback (Chic Bears)
1970 - Natalia Streignard, Venezuelan actress
1971 - Jill Sudduth, Balt MD, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
1972 - Ben Bronson, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
1972 - Mike Hampton, Brooksville FL, pitcher (Houston Astros)
1972 - Miriam Oremans, Berlicum Neth, tennis star
1972 - James Farmer, American educator and artist
1972 - Natasha Kaplinsky, British newsreader
1972 - Goran Višnjić, Croatian actor
1973 - Mike Schlegel, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
1973 - Peter Scott, Newcastle Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)

1973 - Todd McMillon, CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1973 - Troy Rudolph, production asst (Suburbanators, Viper)
1973 - Kazuhisa Ishii, Japanese baseball player
1974 - Jennie Kwan, Glendale Calif, actress (Samantha Woo-Calif Dreams)
1974 - Leah O'Brien, Garden Grove Calif, softball infielder (Olympic-gold-96)
1974 - Mathias Färm, Swedish guitarist (Millencolin)
1974 - Vikram Batra, Officer of the Indian Army
1974 - Ana Carolina, Brazilian singer, composer and musician
1975 - Michael Bublé, Canadian singer and actor
1976 - Mattias Ohlund, NHL goaltender (Vancouver Canucks, Team Sweden 1998)
1976 - Kristoffer Rygg, Norwegian musician (Ulver, ex-Borknagar)
1976 - Aki Riihilahti, Finnish footballer
1976 - Emma de Caunes, French film actress
1976 - Chace Ambrose, American actor and writer
1976 - Juan A. Baptista, Venezuelan actor
1977 - Chae Jung-an, South Korean actress and singer
1977 - Soulja Slim, American rapper (d. 2003)
1977 - Kyle Snyder, Major League Baseball pitcher
1978 - Jhane Landwier, Miss Bonaire Universe (1997)
1978 - Kurt Ainsworth, Major League Baseball pitcher
1978 - Shane Battier, American basketball player
1978 - Mariano Puerta, Argentine tennis player
1980 - Todd Coffey, American baseball player
1980 - Michelle Williams, American actress
1981 - Julie Gonzalo, Argentinian actress
1982 - Ai Otsuka, Japanese singer and songwriter
1983 - Kyle Davies, American baseball player
1983 - Edwin Jackson, Major League Baseball pitcher
1983 - Sam Hollenbach, National Football League quarterback
1983 - Cleveland Taylor, International footballer
1984 - James Hildreth, English Cricketer
1985 - Luka Modrić, Croatian footballer
1985 - J.R. Smith, American basketball player
1986 - Justice Chibhabha, Zimbabwean cricketer
1986 - Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Cameroonian basketball player
1986 - Michael Bowden, American baseball player
1987 - Alexandre Song, Cameroonian footballer
1987 - Joshua Herdman, English actor
1990 - Melody Klaver, Dutch actress
2000 - Victoria Federica de Marichalar y de Borbón, granddaughter of king Juan Carlos I of Spain



Deaths on September 9

546 - St. Ciarán of Clonmacnoise, Irish bishop
1000 - Olaf I of Norway
1087 - William I, The Conqueror, King of England/Duke of Normandy, dies
1398 - King James I of Cyprus (b. 1334)
1438 - Eduard [Dom Duarte], King of Portugal (1433-38)/writer, dies
1487 - Chenghua, Emperor of China (b. 1447)
1488 - Francois II of Bretagne, dies
1488 - Francis II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1433)
1513 - James IV, king of Scotland (1488-1513), dies in battle at 40
1573 - Andre de Resende, Portuguese dominican/humanist, dies
1596 - Anna Jagiellon, Polish Queen
1612 - Nakagawa Hidenari, Japanese warlord (b. 1570)
1676 - Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, French army officer (b. 1612)
1680 - Henry Marten, English regicide (b. 1602)
1683 - Algernon Sidney, English Whig politician/plotter, beheaded
1713 - Giovanni A di Bartlommeo Viscardi, Swiss architect, dies
1755 - Johann Lorenz von Mosheim, German historian (b. 1694)
1770 - Bernard S Albinus, [Weiss], German surgeon/anatomist, dies at 73
1770 - Georg D Ehret, German/English cartoonist, dies at 62
1803 - Armand-Emmanuel Trial, composer, dies at 32
1806 - William Paterson, American jurist and statesman (b. 1745)
1810 - Johann Baptiste Hagenauer, Austrian sculptor, dies at 78
1815 - John Singleton Copley, British painter, dies at 77
1817 - Paul Cuffe, civil rights activist (Sierre Leone), dies at 58
1832 - Bernhard Joseph Klein, composer, dies at 39
1841 - Augustin P de Candolle, Swiss botanist, dies at 63
1866 - Gergely Czuczor, Hungarian/Czech poet/translator, dies at 65
1876 - American Horse, Sioux chief, dies in battle
1878 - Jacobo Ficher, composer, dies at 18
1888 - John van Swieten, Dutch governor of West-Sumatra, dies at 71
1891 - Jules Grévy, President of France (b. 1813)
1898 - Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (b. 1842)
1901 - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter, dies at 36
1901 - Willem baron of Goltstein of Oldenaller, minister of Cologne dies
1902 - Titus AJ van Asch van Wijck, gov of Suriname (1891-97), dies at 53
1907 - Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (b. 1840)
1909 - Edward Henry Harriman, American railroad entrepreneur (b. 1848)
1913 - Count Paul J Smet de Naeyer, Belgian politician, dies
1915 - Albert Spalding, American baseball player and sporting goods manufacturer (b. 1850)
1926 - David Lobo, Dutch actor, dies in railway accident
1926 - Greta Lobo-Braakensiek, Dutch actress in railway accident
1931 - Lujo [Ludwig J von] Brentano, German economist dies at 86
1939 - S M Tretjakow, writer, dies at 47 [or Aug 9]
1941 - Gustav Ehrismann, German germanist, dies at 85
1946 - Mynona, writer, dies at 74
1948 - James Baskett, dies
1951 - Cecil Gray, composer, dies at 56
1951 - Gibson Gowland, actor (Greed), dies at 74
1952 - Joseph Allen Sr, dies
1954 - Alfred Gradstein, composer, dies at 49
1957 - Ettore Pozzoli, composer, dies at 84
1958 - Charles Macartney, cricket (35 Tests 1907-26, 2131 runs 45 wkts), dies
1959 - Max d' Ollone, composer, dies at 84
1959 - O'Neil Gordon Collie Smith, WI cricket all-rounder, dies in car crash
1960 - Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, composer, dies at 75
1960 - Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (b. 1911)
1962 - Pat Rooney, vaudevillian (Night club), dies at 82
1963 - Ernst Kantorowicz, German/US historian, dies at 68
1963 - Jan Schouten, Dutch founder (illegal Trouw)/chairman (ARP), dies
1964 - Charles O'Neill, composer, dies at 82
1965 - Julian Antonio Carillo-Trujillo, composer, dies at 90
1966 - Antonio Massana, composer, dies at 76
1966 - Leon de Smet, Flemish painter, dies at 85
1966 - Nestor Paiva, actor (3 Stooges in Orbit), dies of cancer at 61
1967 - Helen Flint, actress (Sea Devils), dies after being hit by a car at 69
1969 - Cecil Dixon, cricketer (S Afr 1913-14, dismissed Hobbs twice), dies
1969 - Katherine Singleton, actress/Miss Universe (1926), dies at 65
1969 - Willy Mairesse, Belgian racing driver (b. 1928)
1971 - Billy Gilbert, US actor (Great Dictator, His Gal Friday), dies at 76
1973 - Samuel N Behrman, US stage/screenwriter (Quo Vardis), dies at 80
1974 - Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer, dies at 55
1975 - Ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds), dies at 97
1975 - John McGiver, actor (Patty Duke Show, Jimmy Stewart Show), dies at 61
1975 - Minta Durfee, actress (Keystone Comedies, Mickey), dies at 85
1976 - Mao Tse-Tung, Chinese communist party chairman (1949-76), dies at 82
1977 - John Breeden, actor (Madame Racketeer, Salute), dies at 73
1978 - Jack L Warner, US movie production (Warner Bros), dies at 86)
1978 - Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet (b. 1892)
1979 - Solon Michaelides, composer, dies at 73
1980 - John Howard Griffin, American writer (b. 1920)
1981 - Phiroz Edulji Palia, cricket (2 Tests for India, 29 runs & 0-13), dies
1982 - Frederic Dannay, [Ellery Queen], US, detective writer, dies at 76
1984 - Walter Kaufmann, composer, dies at 77
1984 - Yilmaz Gueney, director (Yol, Arkadas, Baba, Agit), dies at 47
1985 - Paul Flory, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
1987 - Gerrit John Heijn, senior executive (Ahold), kidnapped/murdered
1989 - Tim Hovey, actor (Slim Carter, Man Afraid), dies of a drug overdose
1990 - Rimantas Antanas Stankiavichus, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 46
1990 - Samuel Doe, Liberian politician (b. 1951)
1991 - Edwin M McMillan, US, chemist (neptunium, plutonium, Nobel 1951), dies
1991 - John Lawrence, doctor, dies
1991 - Joop H Zwart, Spanish fighter/publicist (Black Widow), dies
1991 - Paul Michael Lombardi, actor, dies of AIDS at 31
1993 - David Tendlar, animator (Betty Boop), dies
1993 - Helen O'Connell, singer (Green Eyes), dies of cancer at 74
1994 - Keith Davis, voice Tutor/Author, dies at 85
1994 - Patrick O'Neal, US actor (King Rat, Night of the Iguana), dies at 66
1994 - Roy Castle, actor (Dr Who & the Daleks), dies of lung Cancer
1995 - Ida Carroll, musician, dies at 89
1996 - Bill Monroe, bluegrass vocalist (created bluegrass music), dies at 84
1996 - Edward Greenall, businessman/sportsman, dies at 67
1996 - Jack Pepys, immunologist, dies at 82
1996 - Ruggero Mastroianni, film editor, dies at 66
1996 - William Smith Monroe, bluegrass musician, dies at 84
1997 - Myra McCulloch, teacher academic/administrator, dies at 48
1997 - Richie Ashburn, HOF baseball player (Phillies, Mets), dies at 70
1998 - Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer (b. 1951)
1999 - Catfish Hunter, American baseball player (b. 1946)
1999 - Ruth Roman, American actress (b. 1922)
1999 - Chan Parker, American author; wife of Charlie Parker and Phil Woods (b. 1925)
2000 - Julian Critchley, British politician (b. 1930)
2001 - Ahmed Shah Massoud, Afghani military leader (b. 1953)
2003 - Larry Hovis, American actor (b. 1936)
2003 - Edward Teller, Hungarian-born physicist (b. 1908)
2004 - Roland Sherwood "Ernie" Ball, American businessman (b. 1930)
2005 - John Wayne Glover, English serial killer (b. 1932)
2006 - Gérard Brach, French screenwriter (b. 1927)
2006 - Richard Burmer, American composer and musician (b. 1955)
2006 - William B. Ziff, Jr., American publishing executive (b. 1930)
2006 - Matt Gadsby, English footballer (b. 1979)
2007 - Hughie Thomasson, American musician (b. 1952)
2008 - Warith Deen Muhammad, American religious leader (b. 1933)



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History, Births, and Deaths on September 10


422 - St Celestine I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
506 - The bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde.
918 - Arnulf I the Old becomes landsheer of Flanders
1349 - Jews who survived a massacre in Constance Germany are burned to death
1419 - John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy is assassinated by adherents of the Dauphin, the future Charles VII of France.
1510 - Bishop Frederik of Bathe recaptures Oldenzaal
1547 - Battle at Pinkie, Midlothian: English beat the Scots
1547 - English demand Edward VI, 10, wed Mary Queen of Scots, 5
1608 - John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va
1776 - George Washington asks for a spy volunteer, Nathan Hale volunteers
1785 - Prussia signs trade agreement with US
1798 - British Honduras beats Spain in battle of St George
1813 - Comm Oliver H Perry defeats British in Battle of Lake Erie
1823 - Simon Bolivar named president of Peru
1838 - Hector Berlioz' opera "Benvenuto Cellini," premieres in Paris
1845 - King Willem II opens Amsterdam Stock exchange
1846 - Elias Howe patents sewing machine
1846 - Japan invents the rickshaw
1847 - 1st theater opens in Hawaii
1849 - 1st performance by US actor Edwin Booth (Richard III)
1858 - John Holden hits 1st recorded HR (Bkln vs NY)
1858 - George Mary Searle discovers the asteroid 55 Pandora.
1861 - -15] Battle at Cheat Mountain, Elkwater West Virginia
1861 - Battle of Carnifex Ferry VA, 170 casualities
1863 - George Bizets opera "Les Pêcheurs de Perles," premieres in Paris
1869 - Baptist minister invents rickshaw in Yokohama, Japan
1870 - Dutch Jurist Cooperation forms
1872 - Karl Marx speaks in Amsterdam
1880 - Pierre de Brazza signs treaty with King Makoko of Congo
1882 - 1st international conference to promote anti-semitism meets Dresden Germany (Congress for Safeguarding of Non-Jewish Interests)
1884 - Congressman John R Lynch presides over Republican National Convention
1894 - London taxi driver George Smith is first fined for drunk driving
1897 - Police shoot at striking mine workers in Penns, kills 20
1897 - Lattimer Massacre - a sheriff's posse kills twenty unarmed immigrant miners in Pennsylvania, United States.
1898 - Lord Kitchener's ships sails from Kartoum to Fashoda
1898 - Empress Elizabeth of Austria is assassinated by Luigi Lucheni.
1899 - 2nd quake in 7 days (8.6) hits Yakutat Bay Alaska
1900 - 20.3 cm rainfall at Elk Point, South Dakota (state record)
1902 - Utrecht soccer team UVV forms
1905 - Japanese battleship Mikasa explodes
1910 - Great Idaho Fire destroys 3 million acres of timber
1913 - Cleveland Call & Post forms
1913 - George W Buckner, named minister to Liberia
1913 - Lincoln Highway opens as 1st paved coast-to-coast highway
1918 - Players on both sides threaten to strike the World Series unless they are guaranteed $2,500 to the winners & $1,000 each for the losers
1919 - Indian's Ray Caldwell no-hits Yankees 3-0
1919 - NYC welcomes home Gen John J Pershing & 25,000 WW I soldiers
1919 - Treaty of St Germain: Austria ends incorporation with Germany
1922 - Largest Polo Grounds crowd see Meusel, Ruth & Gehrig consecutive HRs
1923 - Irish Free state joins League of Nations
1924 - Giants rip Braves 22-1, Frisch goes 6-for-6 before grounding out
1924 - Leopold & Loeb found guilty of murder
1926 - Allies-German treaty of Koblenz drawn
1926 - Germany joins League of Nations
1927 - 22nd Davis Cup: France beats USA in Philadelphia (3-2)
1927 - France had its first Davis Cup win, though it had competed since 1905.
1930 - Charles E Mitchell, named minister to Liberia
1931 - Lord Cecil of British Govt says War was never so improbable
1932 - 52nd US Mens Tennis: Henry E Vines beats Henri Cochet (64 64 64)
1932 - Dodgers Johnny Frederick hits record 6th pinch-hit HR of the season
1932 - Independent City Owned Rapid Transit Railroad (IND) opens in NYC
1933 - 1st Negro League All-Star Game, West beats East 11-7 (Comiskey Park)
1933 - 53rd US Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats J H Crawford (63 11-13 46 60 61)
1937 - 2nd American Football League plays 1st game (LA 21, Pittsburgh 0)
1937 - Cleveland (Los Angeles) Rams plays their 1st NFL game, lose 28-0
1939 - Canada declares war on Germany
1939 - In WW II, Canada declared war on Germany
1940 - Buckingham Palace hit by German bomb
1942 - British troops lands on Madagascar
1942 - RAF drops 100,000 bombs on Dusseldorf
1943 - British 8th army occupies Tarente
1943 - German troops occupied Rome & took over the protection of Vatican City
1943 - Italian fleet anchors at Malta
1943 - Lt-Gen Bradley arrives in Prestwick/London
1944 - Lt-gen Frederick Browning against Montgomery "But, sir, I think we might be going a bridge too far"
1945 - KLS-AM in Oakland Ca changes call letters to KWBR (now KDIA)
1945 - Vidkun Quisling sentenced to death for collaborating with Nazis
1945 - Mike the Headless Chicken is decapitated; he survives for another 18 months before choking to death.
1948 - Bijz Criminal division sentences war criminal Jacob Folks to life
1948 - Bradman scores 153 in his last 1st-class cricket innings in England
1949 - "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" closes at Broadway NYC after 76 perfs
1950 - Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st to hit 3 HR in a game at Griffith Stadium
1951 - British begins economic boycott of Iran
1952 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Thomasville Golf Open
1953 - Swanson sells it's 1st "TV dinner"
1954 - 12 second shock kills 1,460 in Orleansville Algeria
1954 - WLUK TV channel 11 in Green Bay, WI (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 - Attempting to handle Hoyt Wilhelm's knuckleball catcher Ray Katt of Giants sets a major league record with 4 passed balls
1955 - "Gunsmoke" premieres on CBS TV
1956 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1956 - Louisville Ky public schools integrates
1956 - WSYE (now WETM) TV chan 18 in Elmira-Corning, NY (NBC) 1st broadcast
1957 - "Mask & Gown" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 39 performances
1958 - WJCT TV channel 7 in Jacksonville, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1960 - Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:15:16.2)
1960 - NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 643' HR over right field roof in Detroit
1961 - 75th US Womens Tennis: Darlene R Hard beats Ann Haydon Jones (63 64)
1961 - 81st US Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Rodney G Laver (75 63 62)
1961 - Mickey Mantle becomes 7th to hit HR # 400
1961 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1961 - Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators hit by his Ferrari.
1962 - 82nd US Mens Tennis: Rodney G Laver beats Roy Emerson (62 64 57 64)
1962 - KLRN TV channel 9 in San Antonio, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 - WDCN TV channel 8 in Nashville, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1963 - 20 black students entered public schools in Alabama
1963 - Phillies beat Houston Colt .45s, 16-0
1963 - Stan Musial hits a HR in his 1st at bat as a grandfather
1964 - Palestinian Liberation Army (PLA) forms
1964 - Rod Steward records his 1st single "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"
1965 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1965 - Phillies 10,000th game to a decision since 1900, Phils beat Cards
1965 - WUND TV channel 2 in Columbia, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 - Beatles' "Revolver," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks
1966 - Muhammad Ali TKOs Karl Mildenberger in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1966 - Neal Diamond's 1st chart song (Cherry Cherry)
1967 - 81st US Womens Tennis: Billie Jean M King beats Ann H Jones (119 64)
1967 - 87th US Mens Tennis: John Newcombe beats Clark Graebner (64 64 86)
1967 - Chic White Sox Joel Horlen no-hits Det Tigers, 6-0
1967 - Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Pacific Golf Classic
1967 - Gibraltar votes 12,138 to 44 to remain British & not Spanish
1967 - Joel Horlen revives Chicago's pennant hopes with a 5-0 no-hit win
1967 - KVVU TV channel 5 in Henderson-Las Vegas, NV (IND) begins broadcasting
1969 - NY Mets sweep Montreal Expos putting them in 1st place for 1st time
1969 - US performs nuclear test at Grand Valley Colorado
1971 - KVUE TV channel 24 in Austin, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
1972 - 20th Olympic games close at Munich, German FR
1972 - 92nd US Mens Tennis: Ilie Nastase beats Arthur Ashe (36 63 67 64 63)
1972 - Emerson Fittipaldi is youngest to win an auto race World Championship
1972 - Frank Shorter wins 17th Olympic marathon (2:12:19.8)
1972 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1972 - US Men's olympic basketball teams 1st lose, 51-50 to USSR (disputed)
1972 - WKAR TV channel 23 in East Lansing, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1973 - Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton
1973 - NY Jets trade pro footballs leading receiver Don Maynard to St Louis
1974 - Lou Brock ties (104) & then sets (105) baseball stolen base mark
1974 - NY Dolls disband
1974 - Portugal recognizes independence of Rep of Guinea-Bissau
1974 - Teuvo Louhivouri sets cycling distance record of 515.8 mi in 24 hrs
1976 - 2 airliners collide over Yugoslavia, kills all 176 aboard
1976 - 5 Croatian terrorists capture TWA-plane at La Guardia Airport, NY
1977 - 91st US Womens Tennis: Chris Evert L Mills beats W Turnbull (76 62)
1977 - Blue Jays beat Yankees 19-3 with 20 hits
1977 - Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:34:47.5)
1977 - Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1977 - Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation
1977 - Susan Perkins (Ohio), crowned 50th Miss America 1978
1977 - Hamida Djandoubi, convicted for torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by Guillotine in France.
1978 - "Timbuktu!" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 243 perfs
1978 - 98th US Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Bjorn Borg (64 62 62)
1978 - Arlyne Rhode sets female footbow distance record (1,113 yds & 30")
1978 - Jimmy Connors is 1st player to win US Open on 3 different surfaces
1978 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
1978 - 4th game of Boston Massacre; Yanks beat Red Sox 7-4. This ties them for 1st place. Yanks out hit 'em 67-21; score 42-9
1979 - 3 Puerto Rican nationalists who attempted to kill Truman are freed
1980 - Expos Bill Gullickson, sets rookie record of striking out 18
1980 - Peter Comita replaces Tom Peterson of Cheap Trick
1981 - "Guernica" of Pablo Picasso returns to Spain
1982 - Decca releases Beatle audition "Complete Silver Beatles" album
1983 - 97th US Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert L Mills (61 63)
1983 - Larry Holmes TKOs Scott Frank in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1984 - Discovery returns to Kennedy Space Center via Altus AFB, Okla
1984 - Sean O'Keefe (11) is youngest to cycle across US (24 days)
1986 - Bryan O'Connor named chairman of Space Flight Safety Panel
1988 - -18] Hurricane Gilbert, kills 300 in Jamaica, Texas & Yucatan
1988 - 102nd US Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini (63 36 61)
1988 - Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson (Minn), 22, crowned 62nd Miss America 1989
1989 - 109th US Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (76 16 63 76)
1989 - 5 days after hitting a HR for Yankees in a 12-2 win over the Mariners
1989 - Browns allow Pittsburgh only 53 net yards, a team defensive record
1989 - East Germans begin their flight to west (via Hungary & Czech)
1989 - Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship
1989 - Deion Sanders returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown
1990 - 19 year old Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi to win US Open
1990 - 1st time since 1966 that all 8 grand slam tennis champs are different
1990 - Ellis Island reopens as a museum
1990 - George Bush & Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Helsinki
1990 - Hard Rock Cafe opens in Las Vegas Nevada
1990 - Iran agrees to resume diplomatic ties with Iraq
1990 - Mariner Matt Young becomes 21st AL'er to strike out 4 in 1 inning
1990 - 1st time in NY Yankee history they are completely swept season series, Oakland A's beat them 12 games to 0
1991 - Senate Committee begins hearings on Clarence Thomas' nomination
1991 - Yolanda Gail Devers runs US female record 100m hurdles (12.48 secs)
1992 - Bud Selig becomes interm commissioner of baseball
1992 - Lucy in Peanuts comics raises her Pyschiatric Help from 5 cents to 47 cents
1992 - MTV Video Music Awards, Howard Stern appears as fartman
1993 - 1,000 Boeing 747 jumbo plane produced
1993 - Actress Loretta Young, 80, weds costume designer Jean Louis, 85
1993 - Israel & PLO sign joint recognition statements
1994 - 108th US Womens Tennis: Aranxta S Vicario beats Steffi Graf (16 76 64)
1994 - Chong Hey swims female record 400m medley (4:01.67)/100m backstroke
1995 - 115th US Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi (64 63 46 75)
1995 - 35th Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland beats US, 14-10
1995 - 47th Emmy Awards: NYPD Blue, ER, Fraiser & Candice Bergen wins
1995 - Alison Nicholas wins PING-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
1995 - Browns & Indians, play simultaneous regular season games in Cleve for only time, Browns 22-6 over Tampa, Indians 5-3 over Orioles
1997 - Discovery buys Travel Channel for $20 million
1997 - Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation
1997 - Mark McGwire joins Babe as only players to hit 50 HRs in 2 consec yrs
2000 - The musical Cats closes on Broadway.
2002 - Switzerland, traditionally a neutral country, joins the United Nations
2003 - Anna Lindh, the foreign minister of Sweden, is fatally stabbed while shopping, and dies of her wounds on September 11.
2007 - Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.
2008 - The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in the history of mankind is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.



Births on September 10

1169 - Alexius II Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor (d. 1183)
1487 - Julius III, Counter-Reformation pope (1550-55)
1550 - Alonso de Guzmán El Bueno, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, Spanish Armada commander (d. 1615)
1561 - Hernando Arias de Saavedra, Spanish colonial governor (d. 1634)
1585 - Ercole Porta, composer
1588 - Nicholas Lanier, composer
1624 - Thomas Sydenham, English physician (d. 1689)
1638 - Maria Theresa of Spain, queen of Louis XIV of France (d. 1683)
1645 - Romeyn de Hooghe, Haarlem Neth, painter/goldsmith
1714 - Niccolo Jommelli, Italy, composer
1736 - Carter Braxton, US farmer/signer (Declaration of Independence)
1751 - Bartolomeo Campagnoli, Italian violinist/composer/conductor
1752 - John Soane, English architect (Bank of England, Soane Museum)
1758 - Hannah Webster Foster, American author (d. 1840)
1779 - Louis Alexandre Piccinni, composer
1786 - Nicolás Bravo, Mexican politician and soldier (d. 1854)
1786 - William Mason, American politician (d. 1860)
1787 - John Jordan Crittenden, MC (Union), died in 1863
1788 - Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist (d. 1868)
1801 - Marie Laveau, American Voodoo practitioner (d. 1881)
1810 - Albert Gallatin Blanchard, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1815 - Eleazer Arthur Paine, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1823 - Adolf von Doss, composer
1832 - Randall Lee Gibson, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1892
1836 - Joseph Wheeler II, Maj Gen (Confederacy/Cavalry/Army of Tennessee)
1836 - Karl Merz, composer
1839 - Isaac Kauffman Funk, US, publisher (Funk & Wagnalls)
1839 - Charles Peirce, American philosopher (d. 1914)
1844 - Abel Hoadley, Australian confectioner (d. 1918)
1848 - William M Harnett, US painter (Old Violin)
1852 - Alice Brown Davis, Seminole chief (d. 1935)
1854 - Anton CR Dreesmann, German/Neth manufacturer (Vroom & Dreesman)
1857 - James E Keeler, US, astronomer (rings of Saturn)
1861 - Niels Hansen Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and ceramist (d. 1941)
1866 - Tor Bernhard Vilhelm Aulin, composer
1866 - Jeppe Aakjær, Danish writer (d. 1930)
1869 - Caro Roma, composer
1871 - Charles Collett, British mechanical engineer (d. 1952)
1872 - Josephina "Frieda" Herberich, actress (Verdoold Sheep)
1872 - Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji, India, cricketer/politician
1875 - Paul Scheinpflug, composer
1877 - Georgia B D Camp Johnson, US, poet/playwright (Autumn Love Cycle)
1882 - Paul Harvey, IL, actor (Calamity Jane, Heldorado, Jamboree)
1883 - Euphemia "Phemia" Molkenboer, Dutch author/poster artist
1885 - Berthold Altaner, German church historian (Patrologie)
1885 - Carl Clinton Van Doren, US literary (9th Wave)
1885 - Johannes de Jong, cardinal/archbishop of Utrecht (Handbook)
1886 - Hilda Doolittle, US, poetess (imagisten)
1887 - Giovanni Gronchi, president of Italy
1889 - Vilem Petrzelka, composer
1890 - Franz Werfel, Austria, author (40 Days of Musa Dagh)
1890 - Elsa Schiaparelli, French couturiere (d. 1973)
1892 - Arthur H Compton, US physicist (X-rays)
1893 - Al "Fuzzy" St John, Santa Ana Calif, actor (Lash of the West)
1893 - Maria de Jesus, Portuguese supercentenarian
1895 - Kavi Samrat Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Telugu writer (d. 1976).
1896 - Elsa Schiaparelli, French fashion designer
1896 - Ye Ting, Chinese military leader (d. 1946)
1896 - Adele Astaire, American dancer and entertainer (d. 1981)
1896 - Robert Taschereau, Canadian judge and politician (d. 1970)
1897 - Nancy Keene Lancaster, designer/Collector
1897 - Georges Bataille, French writer (d. 1962)
1897 - Hilde Hildebrand, German actress (d. 1976)
1898 - Adele Marie Astaire, Omaha NE, sister of Fred Astaire, entertainer
1898 - Bessie Love, Midland TX, actress (Broadway Melody, Children of Damned)
1898 - Waldo Semon, American inventor (d. 1999)
1902 - Toivo R Pekkanen, Finnish writer (Wegwerkers)
1904 - Max Shachtman, American politician (d. 1972)
1906 - Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre, composer/conductor (Hooglied)
1907 - Alva R. Fitch, American army officer (d. 1989)
1908 - Raymond Harry Warnow Scott, Bkln NY, orch leader (Your Hit Parade)
1908 - Waldo Wedel, American Archaeologist (d. 1996)
1912 - Brother William Oliver Antoninus Everson, poet
1912 - Mary Walter, Filipina actress (d. 1993)
1913 - Zeph[ania L] Mothopeng, pres South Afr Pan-African Congress (1986- )
1914 - Robert Wise, director (Day the Earth Stood Still, West Side Story)
1915 - Edmond O'Brien, NYC, actor (Sam Benedict, Johnny Midnight)
1916 - Niall MacDermott, lawyer/politician
1917 - Franfo Fortini, poet
1917 - Miguel Serrano, Chilean author and diplomat
1918 - Rin Tin Tin, German shepherd dog (d. 1932)
1919 - John Noorda, resistance fighter
1919 - Lex van Delden, Dutch composer/writer
1920 - Egbert van Paridon, Dutch actor/director (Assault)
1920 - Fabio Taglioni, Italian motorcycle engineer (d. 2001)
1921 - Cornelis A H Wagtho, student/resistance fighter
1922 - Yma Súmac, Peruvian singer
1924 - Boyd K. Packer, LDS apostle
1924 - Ted Kluszewski, American baseball player (d. 1988)
1925 - Roy James Brown, New Orleans, boxer/soul singer (Good Rockin' Tonight)
1926 - Beryl Cook, British painter
1927 - Gwen Watford, British actress (Body in the Library, Ghoul)
1927 - Yma Sumac, [Chavarri], Ichocan Peru, 5 octave soprano (Omar Khayyam)
1928 - Leo P[atrick] Kelley, US, sci-fi author (Dead Moon, Vacation in Space)
1928 - Jean Vanier, Canadian disabilities advocate
1928 - Walter Martin, American Christian apologist (d. 1989)
1929 - Akio Yashiro, composer
1929 - Arnold Daniel Palmer, Latrobe PA, PGA golfer (1964 Masters)
1929 - Pentti Siimes, [Pentti Kalevi Siimes], Helsinki Finland
1930 - Kenneth Kweku Sinaman Dadzie, diplomat
1931 - Philip Baker Hall, American actor
1932 - Bo Goldman, American screenwriter
1933 - David Rowland, English real estate developer/broker/multi-millionaire
1933 - Yevgeny Vassilyevich Khrunov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5)
1934 - Charles Kuralt, Wilmington NC, newscaster (On the Road)
1934 - James L Oberstar, (Rep-D-Minnesota, 1975- )
1934 - Larry Sitsky, composer
1934 - Roger Maris, Yankee, HR champ (61 in 1961, AL MVP 1960, 1961)
1934 - Vasil Kazandzhiev, composer
1935 - John Palmer, Kingsport Tenn, news anchor (NBC Weekend News)
1935 - Paul van Vliet, Dutch cabaret performer
1935 - Mary Oliver, American poet
1937 - Alun Edward Islwyn Pask, rugby International
1937 - Paul Martin Palombo, composer
1937 - Jared Diamond, American biologist and author
1939 - Artie Tripp, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
1939 - Greg Mullavey, Buffalo NY, actor (Tom-Mary Hartman, Rituals)
1939 - Topham Brinton, English carpet magnate/multi-millionaire
1940 - Roy Ayers, LA, disco jazz artist (Fever, You Send Me)
1940 - Yevgeni Nikolayevich Khludeyev, Russia, cosmonaut
1941 - Pyotr I Klimuk, Poland, cosmonaut (Soyuz 13, 18B, 30)
1941 - Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist (d. 2002)
1941 - Gunpei Yokoi, Japanese inventor and video game designer (d. 1997)
1942 - Danny Hutton, Ireland, rock vocalist (Three Dog Night)
1943 - Garrett List, composer
1943 - Eldridge Coleman ("Superstar" Billy Graham), American professional wrestler
1943 - Daniel Truhitte, American actor
1943 - Neale Donald Walsch, American author
1944 - Thomas Allen, British opera singer
1945 - Jose Feliciano, Lares PR, singer/songwriter (Light my Fire)
1945 - Rein van den Broek, Dutch trumpeteer (Ekseption)
1945 - Richard M Mullane, Tx, USAF/astro (STS 41-D, STS-27, STS-36)
1945 - Tom Ligon, New Orleans, actor (Joyride)
1946 - James R Hines, Dumas Ark, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-gold-1968)
1946 - Jim Hines, American athlete
1946 - Michèle Alliot-Marie, French politician
1947 - Larry Gene Nelson, Ft Payne AL, PGA golfer (1980 Atlanta Classic)
1948 - Bob Lanier, NBA center (Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks)
1948 - Judy Geeson, Arundei Sussex Engld, actress (To Sir With Love, Berserk)
1948 - Margaret Trudeau, Vancouver BC, former Canadian 1st lady
1948 - Tony Gatlif, Algerian-born director
1948 - Bob Lanier, American basketball player
1948 - Zhang Chengzhi, Chinese writer
1948 - Charlie Waters, American football player
1949 - Barriemore Barlow, rocker (Jethro Tull)
1949 - Don Muraco, professional wrestler
1949 - Bill O'Reilly, American journalist and commentator
1950 - Don Powell, England, rock drummer (Slade)
1950 - Joe Perry, Boston Mass, rock guitarist (Aerosmith-Walk this Way)
1950 - Joe Perry, American musician
1951 - Albert R Wynn, (Rep-D-Maryland)
1951 - Alder Taylor, rocker
1951 - Peter Tolson, rocker
1952 - Gerry Conway, Marvel comics writer (Punisher)
1952 - Vic Toews, Canadian politician
1953 - Amy Irving, Palo Alto, Cal, actress (Yentl, Carrie, Crossing Delancy)
1954 - Martha Nause, Sheboygan WI, LPGA golfer (1994 du Maurier Ltd Classic)
1955 - Charlotte Lewis, Chic Ill, basketball player (Olympic-silver-1976)
1955 - Giannina Facio Franco, San Jose Costa Rica, Mrs Phillipe Junot
1955 - Pat Mastelotto, rock drummer (Mr Mister)
1956 - Johnny Fingers, rocker (Boomtown Rats)
1956 - Johnny Hickman, American musician
1957 - Brian Fitzpatrick, Upper Darby Pa, actor (Rick Alden-Loving)
1957 - Kate Burton, Geneva Switzerland, actress (Ice Storm, August)
1957 - Siobhan Fahey, Dublin, rocker (Bananarama-Venus, Shakespear's Sister)
1957 - Carol Decker, UK singer
1958 - Chris Columbus, writer/director (Mrs Doubtfire, Nine Months)
1959 - Peter Nelson, American actor
1960 - Colin Firth, Hampshire England, actor (Femme Fatale, Hostages)
1960 - Miranda Wilson, Nebraska, actress (Sandra-Santa Barbara)
1960 - Alison Bechdel, American cartoonist
1960 - David Lowery, American musician
1962 - Esteban Toledo, Mexicali Mexico, Nike golfer (1991 Ben Hogan Reno-2nd)
1963 - Carol Decker, rocker (T'Pau-Heart & Soul)
1963 - David Titlow, rocker (Blue Mercedes-Rich & Famous)
1963 - Susan Gautier-Smith, TV producer
1963 - Bill Stevenson, American music producer and musician
1964 - Karl Wilson, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
1964 - Peter Vogler, Australian baseball outfielder (Olympics-1996)
1964 - Tim Harris, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
1964 - John E. Sununu, American politician
1965 - Allison Daughtry, actress (Guilding Light)
1965 - Brian Washington, NFL safety (KC Chiefs)
1966 - Joe Nieuwendyk, NHL forward (Dallas Stars, Team Canada 1998)
1966 - Kimble Anders, NFL fullback (KC Chiefs)
1966 - Ted Popson, NFL tight end (SF 49ers)
1968 - Yvo Joordens, soccer player (MVV)
1968 - Big Daddy Kane, American rapper
1968 - Guy Ritchie, British film director
1969 - Bob Spitulski, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
1969 - Matt Geiger, NBA center (Charlotte Hornets)
1969 - Jonathon Schaech, American actor
1970 - Julie Halard, Versailles France, tennis star (1995 Prague)
1970 - Robert Green, NFL running back (Chic Bears)
1970 - Paula Kelley, musician
1971 - Brandon Harrison, NFL wide receiver (SD Chargers)
1971 - Brian Earley, Fresno Calif, diver (Olympics-96)
1971 - Chris Oeding, Santa Ana Calif, water polo driver (Olympics-96)
1972 - James Duval, American actor
1973 - Ghada Shouaa, Syria, heptatlete (Olympics-gold-96)
1973 - Ferdinand Coly, Senegalese footballer
1974 - Ben Wallace, NBA forward (Wash Wizards)
1974 - Jill Chartier, Miss Oregon USA (1996)
1974 - Sandra Cacic, Joliet Ill, tennis star
1974 - Ryan Phillippe, American actor
1975 - Temple Taggart, Miss USA-Utah (1997, top 6)
1975 - Jonathan Hoenig, American investment advisor
1976 - Gregory Robert Henderson, Dunedin NZ, 4k pursuit cyclist (Olympics-96)
1979 - Jacob Young, American actor and singer
1980 - Timothy Goebel, Evanston Ill, figure skater (1996 National Jr champ)
1986 - Hiroki Uchi, Japanese Idol
1988 - Jordan Staal, Canadian ice hockey player



Deaths on September 10

210 BC - Qin Shi Huang, first emperor of China.
918 - Boudouin II the Bare, originator of Flanders territory, dies
918 - Count Baldwin II of Flanders (b. 865)
954 - Louis IV, of overseas, King of France, dies
1167 - Empress Matilda, wife of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1102)
1197 - Henry II of Champagne (b. 1166)
1217 - William de Reviers, 5th Earl of Devon
1279 - Robert Kilwardby/Anglicus, English philosopher/Cardinal, dies
1305 - Nicholas van Tolentino, Italian saint, dies
1308 - Emperor Go-Nijō of Japan (b. 1285)
1382 - Louis I, the Great, King of Hungary/Poland, dies
1419 - Jan zonder Vrees, duke of Burgundy/count of Flanders, murdered
1419 - John the Fearless, Burgundy/French warrior, murdered at 48
1482 - Federico da Montefeltro, Italian Renaissance condottiero and arts patron
1519 - John Colet, English churchman and educator
1547 - Pierlugi Faraese, Italian son of Pope Paul III, murdered
1559 - Anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (b. 1501)
1600 - John Bruhesius, [Bruhesen], bishop of Groningen, dies
1604 - William Morgan, Welsh Bible translator (b. 1545)
1607 - Luzzasco Luzzaschi, Italian composer and organist (b. 1545)
1623 - John I Van de Velde, calligrapher (Mirror of Write-Konste), dies
1669 - Henrietta Maria, queen of Charles I of England (b. 1609)
1676 - Gerrard Winstanley, English religious reformer (b. 1609)
1680 - Marco Uccellini, composer, dies
1680 - Baldassare Ferri, Italian castrato (b. 1610)
1748 - Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, foundress of the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary (b. 1663)
1749 - Émilie du Châtelet, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1706)
1759 - Ferdinand Konščak, Croatian explorer (b. 1703)
1765 - Jacob Gilles, pension advisor, dies at about 74
1797 - Mary Wollstonecraft, English author (b. 1759)
1801 - Jason Fairbanks, American murderer (b. 1780)
1806 - Johann C Adelung, German translator/librarian, dies at 74
1828 - Count d'Andreossi, French general/parliament leader, dies at 67
1831 - George Guest, composer, dies at 60
1839 - Pieter Fontijn, Dutch painter, dies at 66
1842 - Letitia Tyler, Pres Tyler's (1841-45) wife, dies at 51
1845 - Karl August von Lichtenstein, composer, dies at 78
1851 - Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, American educator (b. 1787)
1858 - Henry Wellington Greatorex, composer, dies at 44
1862 - Carlos A Lopez, president of Paraguay (1844-62), dies at 71
1867 - Simon Sechter, composer, dies at 78
1868 - Franz Anton Adam Stockhausen, composer, dies at 79
1895 - Harrison Millard, composer, dies at 64
1898 - Elisabeth AE, empress of Austria/wife of Franz Joseph I, dies at 60
1905 - Pete Browning, American baseball player (b. 1861)
1915 - Charles Boucher de Boucherville, Premier of Quebec (b. 1822)
1916 - Friedrich Gernsheim, composer, dies at 77
1922 - Arpad Szendy, composer, dies at 59
1924 - Walter Lees, cricketer (26 wkts on 5 Tests Eng v SA 1905-06), dies
1930 - G A Faulkner, cricketer (S Afr googly all-rounder), commits suicide
1931 - Alfonso Randano, composer, dies at 78
1931 - Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician (b. 1869)
1932 - Percy Fletcher, composer, dies at 52
1934 - George Henschel, composer, dies at 84
1937 - Sergei Tretyakov, Russian writer (b. 1892)
1942 - Nachman N "Neddy" Bamberg, actor, dies in Auschwitz at 63
1944 - Jaap P Musch, Dutch resistance fighter, murdered by Nazis
1945 - Vaino Raitio, composer, dies at 54
1951 - Giuseppe Mule, composer, dies at 66
1952 - Youssef Aftimus, Lebanese civil engineer and architect (b. 1866)
1954 - Peter Anders, German opera singer, dies
1955 - Robert Blackburn, British aviation pioneer, dies at 70
1960 - Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga - matushka-reka), dies at 63
1961 - Leo Carrillo, actor (Pancho-Cisco Kid), dies at 81
1961 - Wolfgang von Trips, German racing driver (b. 1928)
1965 - Bobby Jordan, actor (Dead End Kids), dies of sclerosis of liver at 42
1965 - Father Divine, American religious leader (b. 1880)
1966 - James Langridge, cricketer (242 runs & 19 wkts for England), dies
1966 - Emil Gumbel, German mathematician and pacifist (b. 1891)
1971 - Bella Darvi, actress (Racers), commits suicide at 42
1971 - Pier Angeli, actress (Octaman), dies of barbiturate overdose at 39
1972 - Sidney Pegler, cricket leg spinner (leading S Afr prior to WWI), dies
1976 - Dalton Trumbo, US writer/director (Johnny Got His Gun), dies at 70
1976 - Dorothy Devore, actress (Newscast, Senor Daredevil), dies at 77
1976 - George Baxter, actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged), dies at 71
1976 - Mordecai Johnson, 1st black president of Howard U, dies at 86
1977 - Hamida Djandoubi, convicted murderer last to, die by guillotine
1978 - Ronnie Peterson, Swedish race car driver (b. 1944)
1979 - Agostinho Neto, poet/1st pres of Angola, dies at 56
1979 - Stanislav Pylypovych Lyudkevych, composer, dies at 99
1982 - Max Winders Maximilien, brought Belgium gold reserve to England, dies
1983 - Balthasar J "John" Vorster, S African premier (1966-78), dies at 67
1983 - Felix Bloch, Swiss-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
1985 - Alexa Kenin, actress (Mousie-Coed Fever), dies at 23
1989 - Jeff Stollmeyer, cricketer (32 Tests for WI), murdered
1990 - Samuel Kanyon Doe, president of Liberia (1980-90), assassinated
1991 - Sarah Sally Lawrence, entertainer, dies at 61
1991 - Yves Montand, actor (Lets Make Love, Z), dies at 70
1991 - Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player (b. 1908)
1993 - Janice Carroll, actress (End, April Fools), dies of cancer at 61
1993 - Rita Karin, Polish-Latvia/US actress (Sophie's Choice), dies at 73
1994 - Amy Clampitt, British poet (Silence Opens), dies at 74
1995 - Charles Denner, actor (Mado, Stella, Z, Landru), dies at 69
1995 - Derek Meddings, special Effects technician, dies at 64
1995 - Molly Mary Hyde, cricketer, dies at 81
1996 - Ray Coleman, journalist, dies at 59
1996 - Hans List, Austrian scientist and inventor (b. 1896)
1997 - Burgess Meredith, actor (Penguin-Batman, Rocky), dies at 88
1997 - Jack Adkisson, professional wrestler (b. 1929)
1998 - Carl Forgione, British actor (b. 1944)
1999 - Alfredo Kraus, Spanish tenor (b. 1927)
2000 - Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Pakistani journalist and writer. (b. 1921)
2001 - DJ Uncle Al (b.1969)
2004 - Brock Adams, American politician (b. 1927)
2005 - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American musician (b. 1924)
2006 - Patty Berg, American golf player (b. 1918)
2006 - King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV of Tonga (b. 1918)
2007 - Jane Wyman, American actress (b.1917)
2007 - Anita Roddick, British businesswoman (b.1942)
2007 - Ted Stepien, former basketball team owner (b. 1925)



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History, Births, and Deaths for September 14

81 - Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus.
786 - Harun al-Rashid becomes the Abbasid caliph upon the death of his brother al-Hadi.
891 - Stephen V ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1163 - Pastor Frederik forms convent at Mariengaarde Friesland
1180 - Battle of Ishibashiyama in Japan.
1515 - Battle at Marignano ends in French/Venetian victory
1607 - Flight of the Earls from Lough Swilly, Donegal, Ireland.
1629 - Spanish garrison surrenders to prince Frederik Henry
1662 - Netherlands & England sign peace treaty
1682 - Bishop Gore School, one of the oldest schools in Wales, founded.
1716 - 1st lighthouse in US lit (Boston Harbor)
1741 - George Frederick Handel finishes "Messiah" oratorio, after working on it non-stop for 23 days
1752 - US & England adopts Gregorian calender (no Sept 3-Sept 13th)
1759 - Austrian troops occupy Dresden
1807 - Aaron Burr acquitted of a misdemeanor charge
1812 - Napoleon occupies Moscow & fires start (fire extinguished on the 19th)
1814 - Francis Scott Key inspired to write "Star-Spangled Banner"
1829 - Peace of Adrianopel: ends Russian-Turkish war
1830 - Princess WFLC Marianne marries Albrecht of Prussia
1834 - Charles Darwins company passes Tagua-tagua-more Chile
1847 - US Marines under General Scott enter Mexico City (halls of Montezuma)
1848 - Alexander Stewart opens 1st US dept store
1852 - 18th Postmaster General: Samuel D Hubbard of Conn takes office
1854 - Allied armies, including those of Britain & France, land in Crimea
1856 - Battle of San Jacinto, Nicaragua defeats invaders
1862 - Battle at Crampton's Gap: Union troops chases away Confederates
1862 - Battle at South Mountain: Union troops chases away Confederates
1862 - Battle of Munfordsville KY
1862 - Federal troops escape from beleaguered Harpers Ferry West Virginia
1862 - Skirmish at Mountain MD (Boonesboro, Crampton's Gap, Fox's Gap)
1868 - Golf's 1st recorded hole-in-one (Tom Morris at Prestwick's 8th hole)
1872 - Britain pays US$15½m for damages during Civil War
1876 - Henry Morton Stanley's expedition leaves Rwanda
1876 - Leopold II closes Congo-conference
1882 - British General Wolseley reaches Cairo
1886 - George K Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee patents typewriter ribbon
1891 - "Empire State Express" train goes from NYC to East Buffalo, a distance of 436 miles, in a record 7H6M
1892 - AP Giannini marries Clorinda Cuneo
1894 - Hottentotten uprising in Southwest-Africa fails
1899 - Henry Bliss becomes 1st automobile fatality (NY)
1903 - NY Giant Red Ames no-hits St Louis, 5-0 in a 5 inning game
1905 - Albert Cuypstrat street market in Amsterdam inaugurated
1905 - Dutch AR-politician AWF Idenburg named governor of Suriname
1905 - RAC Tourist Trophy, 1st run, on Isle of Man
1913 - 27th US Womens Tennis: Mary K Browne beats Dorothy Green (62 75)
1913 - Cubs Larry Cheney hurls record 14-hit shutout against Giants (7-0)
1914 - German staff-chief von Moltke replaces von Falkenhayn
1914 - German troops withdraw from Aisne/invent trenches
1916 - Christy Mathewson pitches & wins his final game
1917 - Kerenski regime declares Russian republic
1917 - Provisional government of Russia forms, Republic proclaimed
1919 - British regime forbids Sinn Fein Dáil
1923 - Jack Dempsey KOs Luis Firpo in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1923 - Miguel Primo de Rivera becomes dictator of Spain
1923 - Red Sox 1st baseman George Burns pulls off an unassisted triple play
1924 - Walter Johnson elected AL MVP
1926 - Guido Companions birthplace as a museum opens
1929 - 49th US Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats Francis Hunter (36 63 46 62 64)
1929 - A's clinch AL pennant with a 5-0 win over White Sox
1930 - Detroit Lions (as Portsmouth Spartans) play 1st NFL game, win 13-6
1930 - Nazis gain 107 seats in German election
1932 - Military coup in Chile under Arturo Alessandri
1933 - 2 billion board feet of lumber destroyed in Tillamook Oregon fire
1933 - Schaduwproces-Rijksdagbrand opens in London
1936 - Paul Waner ties Rogers Hornsby's NL record of 200 hits for 7 times
1938 - Graf Zeppelin II, world's largest airship, makes maiden flight
1939 - British fleet attacks German U-39 boat
1939 - Minister Winston Churchill visits Scapa Flow
1940 - Congress passes 1st peace-time conscription bill (draft law)
1940 - German bomb hits shelter in Chelsea; 100s die
1942 - Battle of Edson's Ridge (Japanese assault) at Guadalcanal
1942 - German troops occupy train station Stalingrad-1
1942 - Yanks clinch pennant #13
1943 - Comedians Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara marries
1943 - Yanks clinch pennant #14
1944 - 6,500 Dutch/Indonesian captives sent to Junyo Maru
1944 - Gulpen, Meerssen & Maastricht freed
1944 - Hurricane hits New England: 389 die
1944 - US 28th Infantry division occupies 1.5 km of Roscheid
1944 - US 4th Ivy League Inf division pushes through Westwall
1947 - 61st US Womens Tennis: A Louise Brough beats M O duPont (86 46 61)
1947 - 67th US Mens Tennis: Jack Kramer beats Frank A Parker (46 26 61 60 63)
1948 - Gerald Ford upsets Rep Bartel J Jonkman in Mich 5th Dist Rep primary
1948 - Ground breaking ceremony for UN world headquarters
1948 - Milton Berle starts his TV career on Texaco Star Theater
1950 - Western allies rearm West Germany
1951 - Giant's Bob Niemans homers on his 1st 2 at bats
1953 - Comedians Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara marry
1953 - Yanks clinch 5th straight pennant with 8-5 win over Indians
1954 - B Britten's opera "Turn of the Screw," premieres in Venice
1954 - Giants' Willie Mays gets 82nd extra-base hit, breaks Mel Ott's record
1954 - Hurricane Edna (2nd of 1954) hits NYC, $50 million damage
1954 - USSR performs nuclear test
1955 - Herb Score sets rookie record of 235 strikeouts (en route 245)
1956 - 1st prefrontal lobotomy performed, Washington DC
1957 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1957 - UN resolution deplores & condemns USSR invasion of Hungary
1957 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 - Jackie Pung wins LPGA Jackson Golf Open
1958 - WTAE TV channel 4 in Pittsburgh, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1958 - Yankees win 24th pennant, & 9th under Casey Stengel
1958 - Two rockets designed by the German engineer Ernst Mohr, the first German post-war rockets, reach the upper atmosphere.
1959 - Soviet Union's Luna-2 is 1st spacecraft to land on the Moon
1959 - WQEX TV channel 16 in Pittsburgh, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1960 - Chubby Checker's "Twist" hits #1
1960 - Coup under Col Joseph-Desire Mobutu in Congo
1960 - Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi-Arabia & Venezuela form OPEC
1960 - KERA TV channel 13 in Dallas, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
1960 - Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) forms
1961 - Dmitri Shostakovitch becomes member of CP of USSR
1961 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 - Mary Ann Fischer, Aberdeen, SD, gave birth to America's 1st surviving quintuplets, 4 girls & a boy
1964 - WCVE TV channel 23 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 - Walt Disney awarded Medal of Freedom at White House
1965 - "F-Troop" premieres
1965 - 4th meeting of 2nd Vatican council opened
1967 - Melville Abrams Ball Field in Bronx named
1967 - Thomas Pell Wildlife Refuge & Sanctuary opens in Bronx
1968 - 1st broadcast of "60 Minutes" on CBS-TV
1968 - Detroit Tigers' Denny McLain's 30th victory of season
1968 - Dmitri Shostakovitch' 12th string quartet, premieres in Moscow
1968 - USSR's Zond 5 is launched on 1st circumlunar flight
1969 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open
1969 - Males of Swiss kanton Schaffhausen rejects female suffrage
1970 - Stevie Miracle marries Rita Wright, [Syreeta]
1971 - Cleve Indians & Wash Senators, play 20 innings
1972 - "Waltons" TV program premieres
1972 - Jason Miller's "That Championship Season," premieres in NYC
1972 - West Germany & Poland establish diplomatic relations
1973 - Indianapolis is awarded a WHA franchise
1973 - Israel shoots down 13 Syrian MIG-21s
1973 - Pres Nixon signed into law a measure lifting pro football's blackout
1974 - Charles Kowal discovers Leda, 13th satellite of Jupiter
1975 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open
1975 - Pope Paul VI declares Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton 1st US saint
1975 - Rembrandts "Nightwatch" slashed & damaged in Amsterdam
1975 - Robin Yount breaks Mel Ott's record, playing in 242 games as a teen
1977 - Christmas Tinto sentenced to 7 years in Robbeneiland South Africa
1978 - Braves' Jim Bouton, 38, beats Giants, his 1st win since 1970
1978 - Portugal govt of Da Costa falls
1979 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1979 - Theodore Coombs completes 5,193 mile roller skate from LA to NYC & back to Yates Center, Ks
1980 - "Charlie & Algernon" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 17 perfs
1980 - Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1980 - Dwight Clark begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
1981 - Entertainment Tonight premieres on TV
1982 - 36" snow (Red Lodge, MT)
1982 - Cindy Nicholas of Canada makes her 19th swim of English Channel
1982 - Trevor Baxter sets skateboard high jump record of 5' 5.7"
1983 - US House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia for shooting down a Korean jetliner
1984 - 1st MTV awards-Bette Midler & Dan Aykroyd host
1985 - Susan Akin (Miss), 21, crowned 59th Miss America 1986
1986 - Bo Jackson's 1st HR-a 475-foot blast (longest at Royal Stadium)
1986 - Bomb attack in Paris, 2 killed
1986 - Bomb explosion on airport Kimpo at Seoul, 5 killed
1986 - Judy Dickinson wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1986 - Saskatchewan & Hamilton play 1st CFL regular-season overtime game
1987 - "Les Miserables," opens at Rock Theatre, Vigzinhaz Budapest
1987 - 107th US Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (67 60 76 64)
1987 - Cal Ripken's streak of 8,243 consecutive innings (908 games) is broken
1987 - Toronto Blue Jays hit a record 10 HRs vs Baltimore Orioles
1988 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1989 - Calgary Flames become 1st NHL team to play in USSR, win 4-2
1989 - Jeff Reardon is 1st to record 30 saves in 5 consecutive seasons
1989 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1990 - Ken Griffey, Sr & Jr, hit back-to-back HRs in 1st inning
1991 - Carolyn Suzanne Sapp (Hawaii), 24, crowned 65th Miss America 1992
1991 - Freshman Marshall Faulk of San Diego State rushed for NCAA record
1991 - Magic Johnson weds Erieatha "Cookie" Kelly
1991 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1991 - 386 yards & scored 7 touchdowns as the Aztecs beat Pacific 55-34
1992 - 1st subway car completed to be exported from US (to Taiwan)
1994 - All 28 baseball owners vote to cancel rest of 1994 season
1995 - Body Worlds opens in Tokyo, Japan
1996 - A's Mark McGwire is 13th player to hit 50-HRs in a season
1996 - Dean Headley takes 3rd cricket hat-trick of season, Kent v Hampshire
1996 - NY Met Todd Huntley sets record of 41 HRs by a catcher
1996 - Tara Dawn Holland (Kansas), 23, crowned 70th Miss America 1997
1997 - 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
1997 - Bank One Senior Golf Classic
1997 - Chicago Whites Sox retire Carlton Fisk's #72
1997 - Karrie Webb wins LPGA SAFECO Classic
1997 - Loren Roberts wins CVS Charity Golf Classic with a 266
1998 - Week of Fed Cup
1998 - Telecommunications companies MCI Communications and WorldCom complete their $37 billion merger to form MCI WorldCom.
1999 - Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations.
2001 - Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks. A similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital.
2003 - In a referendum Sweden rejects adopting the euro.
2003 - Estonia approves joining the European Union in a referendum.
2007 - Restrictions on the traditional Latin Mass are officially removed in the Roman Catholic Church as Pope Benedict XVI's motu proprio Summorum Pontificum takes effect.


Births on September 14

1169 - Alexios II Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1183)
1388 - Claudius Clavus, Danish geographer
1486 - Agrippa von Nettesheim, German occultist/alchemist/royal astrologer
1531 - Philipp Apianus, [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German geography/cartographer
1543 - Claudio Aquaviva, Italian Jesuit (d. 1615)
1547 - Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Dutch Grand Pensionary
1580 - Francisco de Quevedo, Spanish writer (d. 1645)
1644 - Gijsbert Cuper, Dutch classicist/regent
1656 - Thomas Baker, British antiquarian (d. 1746)
1713 - Johann Kies, German mathematician (d. 1781)
1721 - Eliphalet Dyer, American statesman and judge (d. 1807)
1722 - Joseph Paul Ziegler, composer
1737 - Johann Michael Haydn, composer
1742 - James Wilson, Scot/US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)
1748 - Johann Paul Schulthesius, composer
1760 - M Luigi CZS Cherubini, Italian prodigy/composer
1761 - Pavel Lambert Masek, composer
1768 - Georg Johann Schinn, composer
1769 - Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist and explorer (d. 1859)
1771 - Nikolay Raevsky, Russian general and statesman (d. 1829)
1792 - Gino Capponi, Italian marquis/literary/premier of Toscane
1804 - John Gould, British ornithologist (d. 1881)
1804 - Louis Desiré Maigret, French Catholic prelate (d. 1882)
1817 - Theodor Storm, German judge/author (Imense China)
1819 - Henry Jackson Hunt, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1889
1835 - J A de Smit-Rog, oldest citizen of Netherlands (Died 1940)
1835 - Joseph Hayes, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1912
1835 - YES de Smit-Rog, oldest citizen of Netherlands (Died 5/30/1940)
1836 - Abraham PC Van Karnebeek, Dutch Foreign Minister (Liberal, 1918-27)
1837 - Nikolai Bugaev, Russian mathematician (d. 1903)
1838 - John Pelham, Major (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1840 - George Elbridge Whiting, composer
1849 - Ivan Pavlov, Russia, physiologist/pioneer in psychology (Nobel 1904)
1860 - Hamlin Garland, American writer (d. 1940)
1864 - Lord Cecil of Chelwood, UK, help form League of Nations (Nobel 1937)
1864 - Robert Cecil, viscount of Chelwood (Nobel 1937)
1867 - Charles Dana Gibson, illustrator, drew "Gibson Girl"
1869 - Kid Nichols, American baseball player (d. 1953)
1879 - Margaret Sanger, feminist/nurse/birth control proponent
1880 - Paul Fechter, German writer (Der Zauberer Gottes)
1880 - Metropolitan Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Orthodox missionary and writer (d. 1961)
1880 - Archie Hahn, American athlete (d. 1955)
1882 - Harald Fryklof, composer
1883 - Martin Dibelius, German theologist (Die Lade Jahwes)
1885 - Vittorio Gui, Italian conductor/composer (Batture d'aspetto)
1886 - Jan Garrique Masaryk, Czech, statesman/minister to London (1918-35)
1887 - Karl Taylor Compton, physicist/atomic bomb scientist
1887 - Stanley "Midnight Assassin" Ketchel, HW boxing champ (1908-10)
1891 - Ivan Matveyevich Vinogradov, Russian mathematician (d. 1983)
1898 - Ernest Nash, German-born archaeologist (d. 1974)
1899 - Hal Wallis, movie producer (Maltese Falcon, Barefoot in the Park)
1900 - Sidney Marion, MA, entertainer
1902 - Giorgos Papasideris Greek musician (d. 1977)
1904 - Anton Zischka, Austrian writer (Lebendiges Europa)
1904 - Gaston Vandermeulen, Flemish actor (Heilig Experiment)
1904 - Richard Mohaupt, Breslau Germany, composer (Bucolica)
1907 - A Cecil Snyder, Chief Justice of Puerto Rico
1907 - Cecil Brown, news correspondent (CBS)
1908 - Bernie Green, NYC, orch leader (Arthur Godfrey Show, Garry Moore Show)
1909 - Peter Scott, British naturalist and explorer (d. 1989)
1910 - Gaston Deferre, French politician
1910 - Lehman Engel, Jackson Miss, conductor/comp (Streetcar Named Desire)
1910 - Yiannis Latsis, Greek shipping tycoon (d. 2003)
1913 - Jacobo Arbenz, president of Guatemala (1951-54); overthrown by CIA
1914 - Kay Medford, NYC, actress (Dean Martin Show, To Rome With Love)
1914 - Michael Spisak, composer
1914 - Pietro Germi, Genoa Italy, actor/director (Divorce Italian Style)
1914 - Lída Baarová, Czech actress (d. 2000)
1914 - Clayton Moore, Chicago Illinois, American actor (d. 1999)
1914 - Robert McCloskey, American author (d. 2003)
1915 - Douglas Kennedy, NY, actor (Lone Ranger & Lost City of Gold)
1916 - Eric Bentley, England, critic/writer (In Search of Theater)
1918 - Jack Somack, Chic Ill, actor (Ball Four, Stockard Channing Show)
1918 - Georges Berger, Belgian racing driver (d. 1967)
1919 - Deryck Victor Cooke, composer
1920 - Bud Palmer, Hollywood Calif, NBAer (NY Knicks)/sportscaster
1920 - Alberto Calderón, Argentine mathematician (d. 1998)
1921 - Hughes Rudd, TV newscaster (CBS/ABC)
1922 - Michel Auclair, [Vujovic], Germany, actor (Story of a Love Story)
1924 - Jerry Coleman, 2nd baseman/sportscaster (NY Yankees, SD Padres)
1924 - John Michael Grimes, set Designer
1924 - Abioseh Nicol, Sierra Leonean diplomat and author (d. 1994)
1925 - M L de Braauw, Dutch minister (DS'70)
1925 - Ruth Mompati, S Afr sec of Nelson Mandela/W Sisulu
1926 - Hovhannes Gorgeni Ter-T'at'evosyan, composer
1926 - Richard Elsasser, composer
1927 - Martin Caidin, American aviation writer (d. 1997)
1928 - Albert Shanker, American labor leader (Amer Fed of Teachers)
1928 - Sir Angus Ogilvy, London, United Kingdom, husband of English princess Alexandra
1928 - John Reginald "Nat" Allen, planning enforcement officer/climber
1929 - John Gutfreund
1929 - Mel Hancock, (Rep-R-Missouri)
1929 - Larry Collins, American writer (d. 2005)
1929 - Maurice Vachon, French Canadian professional wrestler
1930 - Allan Bloom, American academic (d. 1992)
1932 - Harry Sinden, NHL player/coach (Team Canada)
1932 - Joshua Culbreath, Penn, 400m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1956)
1932 - John Tembo, Malawian politician
1933 - Harve Presnell, Modesto Calif, actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown)
1933 - Zoe Caldwell, Australia, actress (Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)
1934 - Hans Faverey, Dutch poet
1934 - Kate Millett, St Paul Minn, feminist/author (Sexual Politics)
1934 - Sarah Kofman, philosopher
1935 - Fujio Akatsuka, Japanese cartoonist (d. 2008)
1936 - Stan Williams, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers)
1936 - Terence Daniel Donovan, photographer
1936 - Walter Koenig, American actor
1936 - Ferid Murad, American physician and pharmacologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
1936 - Harry Danielsen, Norwegian politician
1937 - Renzo Piano, Italian architect
1938 - Nicol Williamson, Scotland, actor (Excalibur, Robin & Marian, Spawn)
1938 - Walter Koenig, Chicago Ill, actor (Checkov-Star Trek)
1939 - DeWitt T Weaver Jr, Danville KY, PGA golfer (1972 Southern Open)
1939 - Piet R Stoffelen, Dutch ambassador/MP (PvdA)
1940 - Larry Brown, NBA player/NBA coach (NY Knicks)
1940 - Leo H Ferrier, Suriname writer (Atman)
1941 - Alberto Naranjo, Venezuelan musician
1942 - Kuldar Sink, composer
1942 - Oliver Eugene Lake, composer
1942 - Bernard MacLaverty, Northern Irish writer
1944 - Joey Heatherton, Rockville Center NY, dancer/actress (Bluebeard)
1945 - Martin Tyler, British sports broadcaster
1946 - Jim Angle, American television reporter
1947 - Joan Thirkettle, journalist
1947 - Jon "Bowser" Bauman, Queens NY, singer (Sha Na Na)
1947 - Sam Neill, Northern Ireland, actor (Jurassic Park, Dead Calm, Piano)
1947 - Wolfgang Schwartz, Austria, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1968)
1948 - Fred "Sonic" Smith, guitarist
1949 - Steve Gaines, Seneca Mo, rock vocalist (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
1949 - Tommy Seebach, Danish musician (d. 2003)
1949 - Eikichi Yazawa, Japanese singer
1950 - Paul Kossoff, London England, rock guitarist (Free)
1950 - Masami Kuwashima, Japanese race car driver
1950 - Michael Nifong, American attorney
1951 - Eugene H Trinh, Saigon Vietnam, PhD/astronaut (STS 50)
1952 - Margit Schumann, German DR, luge (Olympic-gold-1976)
1953 - Tom Cora, American cellist and composer (d. 1998)
1953 - Judy Playfair, Australian swimmer
1954 - Barry Cowsill, Newport RI, rock bassist (Cowsills-We Can Fly)
1956 - Joe Penny, London, actor (Gangster Wars, Riptide, Jake & the Fatman)
1956 - Kostas Karamanlis, Greek prime-minister
1956 - Ray Wilkins, English former footballer
1956 - Lefteris Zagoritis, Greek politician
1957 - Jerry Don Gleaton, baseball player
1957 - Tim Wallach, Huntington Park, infielder (California Angels)
1957 - Tim Wallach, American baseball player
1958 - John Bennett Herrington, Wetumka OK, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut
1959 - Mary Crosby, LA Calif, actress (Kristin-Dallas, Ice Pirates)
1959 - Morten Harket, Konigsberg Norway, rocker (Aha-Take on Me)
1959 - Ashlyn Gere, American pornographic actress
1960 - Anthony Addabbo, actor (Jason-Generations)
1960 - Melissa Leo, American actress
1960 - Callum Keith Rennie, Canadian actor
1961 - Antonia De Sancha, London England, lover of Brit MP David Mellor
1963 - Antonia Real, Spain, 400m freestyle (Olympic-1976)
1963 - Jaromir Dragan, Liptovsky CZE, hockey goalie (Team Slovakia 1998)
1964 - Faith Ford, Louisiana, actress (Another World, Corky-Murphy Brown)
1964 - Kurt Gouveia, NFL linebacker (Phila Eagles)
1965 - Troy Neel, baseball player
1965 - Dmitry Medvedev, President of Russia
1966 - Mike Cooley, American guitarist
1967 - John Smit, soccer player (NAC)
1968 - Dan Cortese, actor/TV host (Jess Hanson-Melrose Place)
1968 - Ginger Helgeson Nielson, St Cloud Minn, tennis star
1968 - Pete Chilcutt, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
1970 - Satoshi Kojima, wrestler (NJPW)
1970 - Ben Garant, American actor
1970 - Craig Montoya, American musician (Everclear)
1970 - Francesco Casagrande, Italian cyclist
1971 - Jonathan "Adam" Holland, Philadelphia, rower (Olympics-1996)
1971 - Kimberly Williams, actress (Father of the Bride)
1971 - Mario Henry, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons)
1971 - Jeff Loomis, American guitarist (Nevermore)
1971 - Andre Matos, Brazilian musician
1972 - David Bell, Cincinnati Ohio, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
1972 - Donnell Bennett, NFL fullback (KC Chiefs)
1973 - Terrell Fletcher, NFL running back (SD Chargers)
1973 - Tony Bui, Vietnamese film director
1973 - Linvoy Primus, English footballer
1973 - Mike Ward, Canadian comedian
1974 - Hicham El Guerrouj, Moroccan athlete
1975 - Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton canonized as 1st US-born saint
1976 - Jeremy Dunham, video game journalist
1976 - Agustín Calleri, Argentine tennis player
1978 - Carmen Kass, Estonian model
1978 - Danielle Peck, country music singer
1978 - Ben Cohen, English rugby union footballer
1979 - Jesse Marunde, American Strongman/Athlete (d. 2007)
1981 - Miyavi, Japanese singer and actor
1982 - Hiroki Narimiya, Japanese actor
1983 - Frostee Rucker, National Football League defensive end
1983 - Amy Winehouse, English singer
1984 - Adam Lamberg, American actor
1984 - Melissa McGhee, American singer
1985 - Paolo Gregoletto, American bassist (Trivium)
1985 - Aya Ueto, Japanese actress and singer
1985 - Delmon Young, American baseball player
1986 - Ai Takahashi, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
1986 - A.J. Trauth, American actor
1986 - Alan Sheehan, Irish footballer
1988 -Kirsten Haglund, American Beauty Queen
1989 - Jesse James, American actor



Deaths on September 14

258 - Thascius C Cyprian, Saint/Bishop of Carthage, dies at 58
407 - Johannes Chrysostomus, patriarch, dies
585 - Emperor Bidatsu of Japan (b. 538)
775 - Constantine V, Byzantine Emperor (b. 718)
786 - Al-Hadi, Abbasid caliph
891 - Stephen V, [VI], Italian Pope (885-91), dies
1146 - Imad ad-Din Zengi, gov of Basra, murdered
1164 - Emperor Sutoku of Japan (b. 1119)
1214 - Albert Avogadro, Italian patriarch of Jerusalem (b. 1149)
1321 - Dante Alighieri, Italian poet (Divine Commedy), dies at 56
1404 - Albert IV of Austria (b. 1377)
1435 - John, Duke of Bedford, regent of England (b. 1389)
1523 - Adrian VI, [Adriaan F Bieyens], only Dutch Pope (1522-23), dies at 64
1538 - Henry of Nassau-Dillenburg & Dietz, viceroy of Holland, dies
1605 - Jan Tarnowski, Archbishop of Krakow (b. 1550)
1637 - Pierre Vernier [Peter Werner], French mathematician, dies
1638 - John Harvard, American clergyman (b. 1607)
1645 - Heinrich Steuccius, composer, dies at 65
1646 - Robert Devereux, 3rd earl of Essex, dies
1646 - Thomas H earl of Arundel, English art collector (Marbles), dies
1693 - Aert Jansz van Nes, [Young boer Jaep], lt-admiral, dies at 67
1712 - Jean [Giovanni] D Cassini, Italian/French astronomer, dies
1743 - Johann Michael Muller, composer, dies at 59
1743 - Nicolas Lancret, French painter (b. 1690)
1749 - Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English soldier and politician (b. 1675)
1750 - Carl T Pachelbel, US organist/composer
1759 - Louis Joseph Montcalm, French general (Plains of Abraham), dies at 47
1763 - Johann Philipp Sack, composer, dies at 40
1788 - John Penn, US attorney, signed (Decl of Independence), dies at 47
1788 - Theodore-Jean Tarade, composer, dies at 56
1807 - George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, British field marshal (b. 1724)
1819 - Erik Acharius, Swedish botanist, dies
1836 - Aaron Burr, 3rd VP, dies
1836 - Vincenzo Lavigna, composer, dies at 60
1844 - Oliver Holden, composer, dies at 78
1851 - James Fenimore Cooper, American author (b. 1789)
1852 - Arthur Wellesley, General/Duke of Wellington, dies at 83
1852 - James F Cooper, writer, dies at 62
1852 - Augustus Pugin, English architect (b. 1812)
1861 - Fortunato Santini, composer, dies at 83
1862 - Jesse Lee Reno, Union general-major (Reno Nevada), dies at 39
1862 - Samuel Garland Jr, US Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle
1872 - Yury Nikolayevich Golitsin, composer, dies at 48
1879 - Bernhard von Cotta, German geologist (b. 1808)
1886 - Hubert Reis, composer, dies at 84
1887 - Friedrich T Vischer, German philosopher/writer (Auch einer), dies
1895 - Alfred J Verwee, Flemish painter, dies at 57
1898 - Paul A Daum, writer/founder/editor (Batavian Newspaper), dies
1898 - William Seward Burroughs, American inventor (b. 1857)
1899 - Henry Bliss, 1st auto death (NYC)
1901 - Pres William McKinley, dies in Buffalo, of gunshot wounds inflicted
1902 - Reinhold Finsterbusch, composer, dies at 76
1905 - Pietro/Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, 1st French Congo gov (1890-98), die
1910 - Huo Yuan Jia, Chinese martial artist
1916 - Josiah Royce, US philosopher (Conception of Immortality), dies
1926 - Johan LE Dreyer, Danish astronomer (Catalog of Nebulae), dies at 74
1927 - Isadora Duncan, dies as her scarf became entangled in her car's wheel
1932 - Jean Emile Paul Cras, composer, dies at 53
1936 - Ossip Gabrilovich, composer, dies at 58
1937 - Tomés G Masaryk, philosopher/pres of Czech (1918-35), dies at 87)
1937 - TomᚠMasaryk, 1st President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1850)
1942 - E.S. Gosney, American eugenicist (b. 1855)
1951 - Fritz Busch, German conductor (b. 1890)
1955 - F C Weiskopf, writer, dies
1959 - Wayne Morris, actor (Kid Galahad), dies of heart attack at 45
1960 - M. Karagatsis, Greek author (b. 1908)
1962 - Marcel Delannoy, composer, dies at 64
1964 - Mary Howe, composer, dies at 82
1965 - Jack Hearne, cricketer (806 runs in 24 Tests for England), dies
1966 - Gertrude Berg, actress (Molly Goldberg-Goldbergs), dies at 66
1966 - Nikolai Cherkasov, actor (Ivan the Terrible), dies at 63
1967 - Mohammed Abdul Hakim Amer, Egyptian vice-PM, commits suicide at 47
1969 - James Anderson, actor (Connection, Five), dies at 48
1970 - Rudolph Carnap, German philosopher/mathematician, dies at 79
1971 - Bill Copson, cricketer (England pace bowler before & after WW2), dies
1972 - Kornelis Posthumus, chemist, dies at 70
1974 - Barbara Jo Allen, actress (Girl Rush, Melody Ranch), dies at 66
1974 - Pieter Y Adriani, Dutch tax lawyer, dies at 95
1974 - Vera Vague, [Barbara Jo Allen], actr (Follow the Leader), dies at 70
1974 - Warren Hull, actor (Strike it Rich, Who in the World), dies at 71
1975 - Walter Herbert, German conductor and impresario (b. 1902)
1979 - Raymond Loucheur, composer, dies at 80
1981 - Yasuji Kiyose, composer, dies at 81
1981 - [Walter] Furry Lewis, father of blues, dies at 88 of a heart attack
1982 - Bashir Gemayel, falangist Lebanon's president-elect, killed by a bomb
1982 - Grace Kelly, princess of Monaco, dies in a car crash at 52
1982 - John C Gardner, US, writer (Life & Times of Chaucer High), dies at 49
1982 - Christian Ferras, French violinist (b. 1933)
1984 - Janet Gaynor, actress (Sunrise), dies at 77 from a traffic accident
1988 - Louis Quinn, actor (Unholy Rollers), dies at 73 of cancer
1989 - Edwin McLeod, cricketer (one Test for NZ), dies
1989 - Dámaso Pérez Prado, Cuban musician (b. 1916)
1990 - Wime de Craene, Flemish chansonnier/composer, dies
1991 - Julie Bovasso, actress (Saturday Night Fever), dies at 61 of cancer
1991 - Russell Lynes, American art historian and magazine editor (b. 1910)
1992 - David Jones, actor, commits suicide (had terminal cancer) at 76
1992 - S A Banerjee, cricketer (1 Test for India 1948, no runs, 5 wkts), dies
1992 - Ted Weiss, (Rep-NY, 1977-92), dies at 64
1992 - Paul Joseph James Martin, Canadian politician (b. 1903)
1994 - David van Cup, sculptor/painter, dies at 57
1995 - Eiji Okada, actor (Traffic Jam, Yakuza, Ugly American), dies at 75
1995 - Maurice K. Goddard, American state government official (b. 1912)
1996 - Clive Beadon, airman, dies at 77
1996 - Joe Elsby Martin, boxing coach, dies at 80
1996 - Juliet Prowse, actress/dancer (Mona McCluskey), dies at 59
1999 - Charles Crichton, English film director (b. 1910)
2000 - Beah Richards, American actress (b. 1920)
2000 - Jerzy Giedroyc, Polish writer and activist (b. 1906)
2001 - Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer (b. 1931)
2003 - Yetunde Price, half-sister of Venus and Serena Williams (b. 1972)
2003 - John Serry, Sr., American musician, (b. 1915)
2005 - William Berenberg, American physician (b. 1915)
2005 - Robert Wise, American filmmaker (b. 1914)
2005 - Vladimir Volkoff, French writer (b. 1932)
2006 - Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian actor and bodybuilder (b. 1926)
2006 - Esme Melville, Australian actress (b. 1918)
2008 - Ştefan Iordache, Romanian actor (b. 1941)
2008 - Domagoj Kapeć, Croatian hockeyplayer (b. 1989)
2009 - Keith Floyd, British TV chef (b. 1943)
2009 - Jody Powell, American press secretary to Jimmy Carter (b. 1943)
2009 - Darren Sutherland, Irish boxer (b. 1982)
2009 - Patrick Swayze, American actor, dancer, and songwriter (b. 1952)
2009 - Henry Gibson, American actor and songwriter (b. 1935)



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History, Births, and Deaths for September 16


1400 -Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers.
1575 - King Johan Casimir of Palts promises military aid to hugenots
1597 - French troops chase away Albrecht of Austria
1630 - Mass village of Shawmut changes name to Boston
1652 - Spanish troops occupy Dunkerk
1654 - Russian troops occupy Smolensk on Poland
1662 - Flamsteed sees solar eclipse, 1st known astronomical observation
1666 - "Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi becomes Islamiet
1668 - King John II Casimir of Poland resigns, flees to France
1701 - James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the "Old Pretender", becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland.
1702 - Emperor Leopold I declares war on France, Cologne & Bavaria
1729 - Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Groningen
1741 - George Frederick Handel's "The Messiah," premieres in Dublin
1747 - French troops occupy Bergen on Zoom
1782 - Great Seal of US used for 1st time
1795 - British capture Capetown South Africa
1795 - United Kingdom conquers Cape Town, South Africa.
1810 - Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, which called for the end of Spanish rule Mexican Independence Day celebrates this event
1812 - Fire of Moscow
1830 - Oliver Wendell Holmes writes "Old Ironsides"
1847 - United Shakespeare Company buys his home in Stratford-upon-Avon
1848 - Slavery abolished in all French territories
1857 - Mexican constitution of force (fiercely attacked by Pope Pius IX)
1857 - Typesetting machine patent
1858 - 1st overland mail for California
1859 - Lake Nyasa, which forms Malawi's boundary with Tanzania & Mozambique discovered by British explorer David Livingstone
1861 - Battle of Princeton WV
1861 - British Post Office Savings Banks opens
1862 - Battle of Antietam, bloodiest day in Civil War (Sharpsburg Md)
1862 - Gen Bragg's army surrounds 4,000 federals at Munfordville, KY
1862 - Liliuokalani, queen of Hawaii (1891-93) marries John Owen Dominis
1863 - Robert College of Istanbul-Turkey, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.
1864 - Battle of Coggin's Point, Virginia (Hampton-Rosser Cattle Raid)
1867 - Ottawa Rough Riders & Senators play Canadian Football game
1873 - German troops leave France
1885 - Puritan (US) beats Genesta (England) in 6th running of America's Cup
1890 - Newswriter George Whitney Calhoun names Green Bay team Packers
1892 - Amsterdam swim club renamed "The Y"
1893 - Cherokee Strip, Oklahoma opens white settlement homesteaders
1901 - Alturas, California, is incorporated as the only city in Modoc County.
1906 - Kaarlo Nieminen wins 1st Finnish marathon
1906 - Roald Amundsen discovers Magnetic South Pole
1908 - Carriage-maker, William Durant, founded General Motors Corp
1908 - William Crapo Durant incorporates General Motors in Janesville Wisc
1913 - 1000s of women demonstrate for Dutch female suffrage
1915 - Czar Nicolas II adjourns 4th Duma
1915 - US takes control of customs & finances of Haiti for 10 years
1919 - American Legion incorporated by an act of Congress
1919 - Dutch Ruether beats Giants 4-3 to clinch Cincinnati 1st NL pennant
1920 - Bomb explosion in Wall Street, kills 30
1922 - 42nd US Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats W M Johnston (46 36 62 63 64)
1922 - Turkish troops chase Greeks out of Asia
1924 - Cardinal Jim Bottomley bats in 12 RBIs in 1 game
1926 - -22] Hurricane in Florida & Alabama, kills 372
1926 - Italian-Romanian peace treaty signed
1926 - Philip Dunning & George Abbott's "Broadway," premieres in NYC
1926 - St Louis Cards beat Phillies 23-3
1927 - Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden for US Lawn Tennis Assn title
1928 - Hurricane hits West Palm Beach-Lake Okeechobee Florida; 3,000 die
1929 - Police shoots at strikers at Maastricht, 2 killed
1930 - Phillies trailing 10-5, score 5 in 9th, then Pirates score 4 in top of 10th, so Phillies score 5 in bottom of 10th to win 15-14
1931 - Blimp is moored to Empire State Building (NYC)
1931 - St Louis Cards repeat as NL champions with a 6-3 win over Phillies
1932 - 30.8 cm rainfall at Westerly, Rhode Island (state record)
1938 - George E T Eyston sets world auto speed record at 357.5 MPH
1939 - 53rd US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Helen Hull Jacobs (60 810 64)
1939 - 59th US Mens Tennis: Robert L Riggs beats S Welby van Horn (64 62 64)
1939 - NY Yankees clinch their 11th & 4th successive pennant
1940 - Dutch SS forms
1940 - FDR signs Selective Training & Service Act (1st peacetime draft)
1940 - Leo Durocher suspended from Ebbetts Field for "inciting a riot"
1940 - Luftwaffe attacks center of London
1940 - Samuel T Rayburn of Tx elected speaker of House
1940 - St Louis Browns Johnny Lucadello is 2nd to HR from each side of plate
1941 - German armour troops surround Kiev Ukraine
1941 - Hitler orders for every dead German, 100 Yugoslavian be killed
1941 - Jews of Vilna Poland confined to Ghetto
1942 - Japanese attack on Port Moresby repelled
1943 - Montgomery's 8th army contacts invasion - arm forces at Salerno
1943 - Soviet army under general Vatutin reconquer Romny
1945 - Barometric pressure at 856 mb (25.55") off Okinawa (record low)
1947 - John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 394.2 MPH
1947 - Typhoon Kathleen hit Saitama, Tokyo and Tone River erea, at least 1,930 killed.
1948 - "Heaven on Earth" opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 performances
1948 - "Mr Strauss Goes to Boston" closes at Century NYC after 12 perfs
1949 - KABC TV channel 7 in Los Angeles, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1950 - Cleveland Rams (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, beat Phila 35-10)
1950 - Viet Minh-offensive against French bases in Vietnam
1951 - 6th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1951 - NL ump Frank Dascoli clears the Dogers bench ejecting 15 players
1953 - AL approves St Louis Browns move to become Baltimore Orioles
1954 - CKLW TV channel 9 in Windsor, ON (CBC) begins broadcasting
1955 - Bauer & Berra homer in 9th beating Red Sox 5-4 taking over 1st
1955 - US Auto Club forms to oversee 4 major auto reacing categories
1955 - Yankee Mickey Mantle pulls a hamstring muscle running out a bunt
1956 - Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Clock Golf Open
1957 - Coup in Thailand (Premier Songgram deposed)
1957 - LA City Council approves 300-acre site in Chavez Ravine for Dodgers
1959 - President De Gaulle recognizes Algerian right of self determination
1960 - Amos Alonzo Stagg retires as a football coach at 98
1960 - Mil Brave Warren Spahn no-hits Phila Phillies, 4-0
1961 - CDU loses West German election
1961 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1961 - WLKY TV channel 32 in Louisville, KY (ABC) begins broadcasting
1962 - Brian Kilby wins marathon: (2:23:18.8)
1962 - Gerda Kroon runs European record 800 m in 2:02.8
1962 - Public TV channel 13 begins in NYC
1962 - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open
1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1963 - "Outer Limits" premieres on ABC-TV
1963 - Malaysia formed from Malaya, Singapore, Br No Borneo & Sarawak
1963 - WVAN TV channel 9 in Savannah, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 - "Shindig" premieres on ABC-TV
1965 - Boston Red Sox Dave Morehead no-hits Cleve Indians, 2-0
1965 - Sobibor trial opens in Hagen West Germany
1966 - Metropolitan Opera opens at NY's Lincoln Center
1967 - Anni Pede runs female world record marathon (3:07:26)
1967 - KPAZ TV channel 21 in Phoenix, AZ (IND) begins broadcasting
1967 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1968 - KLNI (now KADN) TV channel 15 in Lafayette, LA (IND) begins
1968 - Richard Nixon appears on "Laugh-in"
1970 - Jordan king Hussein forms military govt
1971 - 6 Klansmen arrested in connection with bombing of 10 school buses
1971 - West German chancellor Willy Brandt meets with Soviet president Brezhnev
1972 - 1st TV series about mixed marriage-Bridgit Loves Bernie
1972 - Penny Marshall appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Fly Unfriendly Skies"
1973 - "Desert Song" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 15 performances
1973 - Buff Bill OJ Simpson rushes 250 yards (2 TDs), beating NE Pats 31-13
1973 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
1974 - BART begins regular transbay service
1974 - Bob Dylan records Blood on the Tracks
1974 - Pres Ford announces conditional amnesty for US, Vietnam War deserters
1974 - US General Haig becomes NATO-supreme commander in Europe
1975 - Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia (National Day)
1975 - Pirates beat Cubs 22-0, Rennie Stennett is 3rd to go 7 for 7
1975 - Rennie Stennett is 2nd to hit 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game
1975 - The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.
1976 - Egypt president Sadat re-elected
1976 - Episcopal Church approves ordination of women as priests & bishop
1976 - Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from the trolleybus that had fallen into Erevan reservoir.
1977 - 90 minute pilot of "Logan's Run" premieres on TV
1977 - Ringo releases "Drowning in Sea of Love"
1977 - Seattle beats Royals, 4-1, to end KC's winning streak at 16 games
1978 - 25,000 die in 7.7 earthquake in Tabar Iran
1978 - Filming on Monty Python's Life of Brian, begins
1978 - Grateful Dead perform in Cairo Egypt
1978 - Yanks beat Red Sox for 6th time in 2 weeks, 3-2
1979 - 23rd Ryder Cup: US wins, 17-11 at The Greenbrier (White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, US)
1979 - Catfish Hunter Day at Yankee Stadium
1979 - Coup in Afghanistan under Hafizullah Amin
1979 - KC's Willie Wilson hits 5th inside-the-park HR (most since 1925)
1979 - Nancy Lopez/JoAnn Washam wins Portland- Ping Team Golf Championship
1979 - USSR performs nuclear test
1981 - 1st broadcast of "Miami Vice" on NBC-TV
1982 - Massacre of 1000+ Palestinian refugees at Chatila & Sabra begins
1983 - Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen
1984 - "Miami Vice" premieres
1984 - Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1984 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1986 - Fire in Kinross gold mine, Transvaal South Africa, 177 killed
1987 - Calif's Bob Boone catches record 1,919th major league game
1987 - NASA launches space vehicle S-209
1987 - NY's WNET-TV channel 13 begins round clock broadcasting
1987 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1988 - Cin Reds Tom Browning pitches a perfect game, beats Dodgers, 1-0
1988 - Fish leaves rock group Marillion
1988 - Javed Miandad completes 211, his 5th Test Cricket double, v Australia
1988 - Jury awards Valerie Harper $1.6 M in dispute over TV series
1988 - Tom Browning of Cincinnati Reds pitches a perfect game against LA
1989 - Debbye Turner (Mont), 23, crowned 63rd Miss America 1990
1989 - Singer Natalie Cole marries record producer Andre Fisher
1990 - 101 year old Sam Ackerman weds 95 year old Eva in New Rochelle NY
1990 - 42nd Emmy Awards: LA Law, Murphy Brown, Peter Falk & Patricia Wettig
1990 - Dennis Quaid & Meg Ryan wed
1990 - Iraq televises an 8 minute uncensored speech from George Bush
1990 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1990 - Pirate Radio NY International begins transmissions on WWCR
1991 - Atlanta's Otis Nixon suspended for rest of 1991 due to cocaine
1991 - US trial of Panamanian leader Noriega begins
1991 - Norm Charlton suspended for 7 days for intentionally hitting Steve Scioscia with a pitch
1992 - "Les Miserables," opens at Nuevo Apolo, Madrid
1992 - 900 die in flood in Pakistan
1992 - FCC votes to allow competition for local phone service
1992 - Vanna White suffers a miscarriage
1993 - Minn Twins Dave Winfield, is 19th to get 3,000 hits
1993 - Singer Karen Akers (48) weds businessman Kevin Powers (41)
1994 - Fire Dept puts out smokey electrical fire in White House
1995 - Greg Maddux of Braves sets record of 17 consecutive road victory
1995 - Shawntel Smith (Okla), 24, crowned 69th Miss America 1996
1995 - Stephen Hawkins (53) weds Elaine Mason
1996 - 1st one-day international in Canada, India v Pakistan at Toronto
1996 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Panama City FL on WTBB 97.7 FM
1996 - Paul Molitor of Twins is 21st player to reach 3,000 hits
1996 - Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), launches into space
1997 - ABL MVP Nikki McCray signs with WNBA
1997 - Apple Computer Inc names co-founder Steve Jobs temporary CEO
1997 - Mark McGwire signs with the St Louis Cards for $26M
2000 - Sammy Sosa's becomes the second player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years, joining Mark McGwire
2005 - Camorra boss Paolo Di Lauro is arrested in Naples.
2007 - One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.



Births on September 16

16 - Drusilla, daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder (d. 38)
1098 - Hildegard of Bingen, German magistra and the first composer whose biography is known (d. 1179)
1386 - Traversari Ambrosius, Italian humanist//sciencist/general
1387 - Henry V, king of England (1413-22)
1507 - Jiajing, Emperor of China (d. 1567)
1547 - Abu al-Faiz ibn Mubarak Faizi, Persian-Dutch East Indies poet
1557 - Jacques Mauduit, composer
1574 - Samuel Coster, Dutch physician/playwright (Polyxena)
1584 - Matthias Gallas, Austria earl of Campo/duke of Lucerna/general-major
1638 - Louis XIV, [Sun King], king of France (1643-1715) [NS]
1651 - Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and traveler (d. 1716)
1666 - Antoine Parent, French mathematician (d. 1716)
1678 - Henry St John, English statesman and philosopher (d. 1751)
1685 - John Gay, English poet (Beggar's Opera)
1722 - Gabriel Christie, British general (d. 1799)
1725 - Nicolas Desmarest, French geologist (d. 1815)
1736 - Johann N Tetens, German/Danish philosopher/mathematician
1745 - Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (d. 1813)
1762 - Charles G G, earl of Merode/mayor of Brussels/French senator
1782 - Daoguang, Emperor of China (d. 1850)
1797 - Anthony Panizzi, Librarian at British Museum
1800 - Jozef Nowakowski, composer
1818 - Francis Seymour Haden, English surgeon/graphic artist
1822 - Charles S Crocker, Pres of Central & South Pacific Railroad
1823 - Francis Parkman, American historian/author (Oregon Trail)
1823 - Michael Obrenovic, ruler of Serbia
1827 - Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist (d. 1908)
1832 - George Washington Custis Lee, Major General (Confederate Army)
1837 - Pedro V van Alcantara, king of Portugal (1853-61)
1838 - James J Hill, Canada, RR entrepreneur (Great Northern Railroad)
1847 - Albert Ross Parsons, composer
1853 - Albrecht Kossel, German physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1927)
1858 - Andrew Bonar Law, British PM (C, 1922-23)
1872 - Henriette de Vreker-Verschuur, Dutch/Flemish actress (Rose Kate)
1875 - James Cash Penney, department store founder (J C Penney)
1877 - James J Jeans, cosmologist/astrophysicist (Mysterious Universe)
1877 - Willem H Rassers, Dutch cultural anthropologist (Panji)
1878 - Karl Albiker, German sculptor (German Art, female nudes)
1880 - Alfred Noyes, British poet/essayist (Loom of Years, Highwayman)
1881 - Clive Bell, English art critic (d. 1964)
1882 - Mart Saar, composer
1883 - T. E. Hulme, English writer (d. 1917)
1885 - Karen Horney, German/US, neo-freudian psychoanalyst
1887 - Hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor
1888 - Almira Sessions, Washington DC, actress (Okla Annie)
1889 - Claude A Barnett, founder (Associated Negro Press)
1890 - Ernst Deutsch, [Dorian], Prague Czech, actor (Moon is Down, 3rd Man)
1891 - Czeslaw Josef Marek, composer
1891 - Isabel Jeans, London England, actress (Easy Virtue, Heavens Above)
1891 - Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-born German spy (d. 1972)
1891 - Karl Dönitz, German naval leader (d. 1980)
1893 - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Hungary, biochemist (Vitamin C, Nobel 1937)
1893 - Alexander Korda, British movie producer (3rd man)
1894 - Clarence R Hennecke, Omaha NE, actor (Keystone Kops)
1895 - Charles W Bidwill Sr, Chicago, NFL hall of famer (Chicago Cardinals)
1895 - Karol Rathaus, composer
1896 - Andre Cheron, French chess/bridge theorist
1898 - H.A. Rey, American children's author, creator of "Curious George" (d. 1977)
1899 - Hans Swarowsky, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Graz Opera 1947-50)
1901 - Andree Joly Bunet, France, figure skater pair (Olympic-gold-1928, 32)
1901 - CFH "Freddie" Gough, British major scout (WW II, Arnhem)
1903 - Richard Hall, composer
1905 - Vladimír Holan, Czech poet (d. 1980)
1906 - Annie Hermes, Dutch singer
1906 - Jack Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill, commando
1908 - Beecher Moore, sailor
1908 - Jacobus "Ko" van de Bosch, actor/cabaret performer/director (Nemo)
1908 - James "Jimmy" Johnson, English Labor MP (1950-59, 64-83)
1909 - John Megaw, British Lord Justice of Appeal
1909 - [Hans JM] Fernand Lodewick, literature historian
1910 - Joan Alice Chetwode Ramsey nee Hamilton, lady Ramsey of Canterbury
1910 - Karl Kling, German race car driver (d. 2003)
1910 - Erich Kempka, Adolf Hitler's chauffeur (d. 1975)
1911 - Wilfred Burchett, Australia, communist/writer (Catapult to Freedom)
1912 - Jerry Wald, NYC, producer (Mildred Pierce, Johnny Belinda)
1914 - Allen Funt, Bkln NY, TV host & creator (Candid Camera)
1915 - Cy Walter, Minneapolis Mn, pianist (3's Company)
1916 - Lord Ryder of Eaton hastings, CEO (Intl Publishing House)
1916 - Willem Noordhoek, photographer
1916 - M.S. Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (d. 2004)
1916 - Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader (d. 1999)
1918 - Baroness Pike, MP
1919 - Andy Russell, LA Calif, singer (Andy & Della Russell Show)
1919 - Milan Harasta, composer
1919 - Laurence J. Peter, Canadian born educator and writer (d. 1990)
1920 - Franco Pandolfini, Italy, water polo (Olympic-gold-1948)
1920 - Hannie [Jannetje J] Schaft, "Girl with red hair"
1920 - Sheila Quinn, adviser (British Red Cross)
1921 - Dusty Hughers, playwright
1921 - Fritz Geissler, composer
1921 - John Hendricks, lyricist singer (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross)
1921 - William Johnston, Chaplain to Queen of Scotland
1922 - Janis Paige, Tacoma Wash, actress (Lanigan's Rabbi, Trapper John MD)
1922 - Marcel Mouloudji, singer
1923 - Lee Kuan Yew, Prime Minister, Senior Minister and Minister Mentor of Singapore
1924 - Lauren Bacall, Staten Island, actress (Dark Passage, Key Largo)
1924 - Paddy Stone, Winnipeg Manitoba, choreographer (Piccadilly Palace)
1925 - B[lues] B[oy] King, Itta Bena Miss, blues singer (Thrill is Gone)
1925 - Charles Haughey, Irish president (1979-81, 82, 87-92)
1925 - Charlie Byrd, guitarist (Desfinado)
1925 - B. B. King, American musician
1926 - John Knowles, US writer (Morning in Antibes)
1926 - Robert Schuller, televangelist (Glass Cathedral, Hour of Power)
1926 - Tommy "Butch" Bond, actor (Butch-Our Gang)
1927 - Jack Kelly, Astoria Queens, actor (Bart-Maverick, Get Christie Love)
1927 - Peter Falk, Ossining NY, actor (Colombo, Scared Straight)
1929 - Dale E Kildee, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1977- )
1930 - Ken Coates, MEP (Labour)
1931 - Jan Johansson, composer
1932 - Anne Francis, Ossining NY, actress (Honey West, Pancho Villa)
1932 - Mickey Stewart, manager (England Cricket Team)
1933 - George Chakiris, Norwood Ohio, actor (West Side Story)
1933 - Jim Gilbert, artist
1934 - Elgin Baylor, NBA star (1958-59 Rookie of Year-Lakers)
1934 - Eva Clayton, (Rep-D-North Carolina)
1934 - Ronnie Drew, Ex-Singer of The Dubliners and Solo Artist (d.2008)
1935 - Carl Andre, US sculptor (minimal/conceptual art)
1935 - Bob Kiley, American public transit specialist
1936 - Frits Niessen, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1937 - Aleksandr Medved, USSR, super heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1964 68, 72)
1937 - Vincent J Naimoli, Paterson NJ, owner (SF Giants)
1941 - Jim McBride, NYC, director/actor (Hot Times, Breathless, Big Easy)
1941 - Joe Butler, Glen Cove NY, rock vocalist/drummer (Lovin' Spoonful)
1941 - Tommy Carberry, jockey
1941 - Richard Perle, American political advisor
1942 - Amos Tom Wargo, Marlette MI, PGA golfer (1993 PGA Seniors Champion)
1942 - Bernie Calvert, rock bassist (Hollies)
1942 - Linda G Miller, NYC, actress (Night of the Juggler, Mississippi)
1943 - David Wilshire, British MP ©
1943 - Dennis W Conner, yachting pro (4-time America's Cup-winning skipper)
1943 - James Alan McPherson, American writer
1944 - Ard Schenk, Holland 1500m, 5K, 10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1972)
1944 - Betty Kelly, Detroit, rocker (Martha Reeves & Vandellas)
1946 - Lord Walton of Detchant, physician (Warden of Green College Oxford)
1946 - Cathee Dahmen, American fashion model
1946 - Mike Reynolds, Australian politician
1946 - Camilo Sesto, Spanish singer
1947 - Aleksandr V Rutskoi, Ukrainian Hero of USSR/VP (1991- )
1947 - Andy Irvine, rugby player
1947 - Ilona Gusenbauer, Austria, high jumper (Olympic-bronze-1972)
1947 - Lucius Allen, NBA star (Milwaukee Bucks)
1947 - Michael R McNulty, (Rep-D-NY)
1947 - Russ Abbott, British TV comedian (September Song)
1947 - Enrique Krauze, Mexican historian and writer
1948 - Kenny Jones, London, rock drummer/vocalist (Small Faces)
1948 - Rosemary Casals, tennis star (US Open doubles 1967,71,74) [or Oct 10]
1948 - Ron Blair, American bassist
1949 - Ed Begley Jr, LA Cal, actor (Eating Raoul, St Elsewhere, Parenthood)
1949 - Susan Ruttan, Oregon City Ore, actress (Roxanne Melman-LA Law)
1950 - David Bellamy, Darby Fla, singer (Bellamy Bros-Let Your Love Flow))
1950 - Loyd Grossman, American television presenter
1952 - Nile Rodgers, Bronx NY, rock guitarist (Honeydrippers)
1952 - Ron Blair, Macon Ga, rock bassist (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
1953 - Earl Klugh, Jazz pianist/guitarist
1953 - Gene Taylor, (Rep-D-Mississippi)
1953 - Jerry Pate, Macon Ga, PGA golfer (US Open 1976, Canadian Open 1976)
1953 - Lenny Clarke, Boston, actor (Officer Hampton-John Larroquette Show)
1953 - Alan Barton, English musician (Black Lace, Smokie) (d. 1995)
1953 - Nancy Huston, Canadian-born novelist and essayist
1954 - Colin Newman, English musician (Wire)
1954 - Frank Reed, American singer (Chi-Lites)
1955 - Liz Knights, publisher
1955 - Robin Yount, baseballer (Mil Brewers, MVP 1982, 1989, 3,142 hits)
1955 - Vicki Tabor, LPGA golfer
1955 - Yolandita Monge, Puerto Rican singer
1956 - Anatoly Beloglazov, USSR, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic-gold-1980)
1956 - Charles Fearing, rock guitarist (Raydio)
1956 - David Copperfield, [Kotkin], US, magician
1956 - Kevin R Kregel, NYC NY, Pilot/astronaut (STS 70, 78, 87)
1956 - Mark Daniel Gearan, Gardner Mass, campaign manager (Al Gore)
1956 - Nick Banton, founder (Body Positive)
1956 - Peter Zaremba, rocker (Fleshtones)
1956 - Sergei Beloglazov, USSR, 57 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic-gold-1980)
1956 - Mickey Rourke, American actor
1957 - Keith Connor, Anguilla, British triple jumper (Olympic-bronze-1984)
1957 - David McCreery, Irish footballer
1958 - Jennifer Tilly, LA Calif, actress (Let it Ride, Off Beat, Psycho II)
1958 - Orel Hershiser, pitcher (LA Dodgers, Cleveland Indians)
1958 - Terry McBride, Austin Tx, singer (McBride & Ride-Can I Count on You)
1958 - Neville Southall, Welsh footballer
1959 - Tim Raines, American baseball player
1960 - Mickey Tettleton, Oklahoma City OK, catcher (Texas Rangers)
1960 - Kurt Busiek, American comic book writer
1961 - Alessandro Cecchi Paone, Italian entertainer
1961 - Mark Parent, Ashland OR, catcher (Detroit Tigers)
1961 - William M "Bill" Hicks, comedian
1961 - Bilinda Butcher, British singer (My Bloody Valentine)
1962 - Julie Larsen Piers, Westchester NY, LPGA golfer (1995 Edina Realty)
1962 - Kimberly McArthur, Fort Worth Texas, playmate (January, 1982)
1963 - Garth Jax, NFL middle linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
1963 - Richard Marx, Chicago Ill, rocker (Hold on to the Night)
1964 - David Michael Sabo, Perth Amboy NJ, rocker (Skid Row-Psycho Love)
1964 - Molly Shannon, American actress
1964 - Mary Coustas, Austalian entertainer
1964 - Rossy de Palma, Spanish actress
1965 - Katy Kurtzman, Wash DC, actress (Lindsay-Dynasty)
1966 - Kevin Curtis Young, LA Calif, 400m hurdler
1967 - Bernie Parmalee, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
1967 - Dana Dormann, Oxnard CA, LPGA golfer (1993 McCall's LPGA Classic
1967 - Michael Smith, Kenora Ontario, decathlete (Olympics-96)
1967 - Hiroya Oku, Japanese Manga-ka
1968 - Charles McRae, NFL guard/tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1968 - Tara Cross-Battle, Houston Texas, volleyball hitter (Oly-br-92, 96)
1968 - Marc Anthony, American singer
1968 - Walt Becker, American director and writer
1969 - Andrew Borodow, Montreal, 130 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-5-92, 96)
1969 - Chester McGlockton, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
1969 - Kathi Wolfgram, Minneapolis, rocker (Jets-You Got it All)
1969 - Marthijn Pothoven, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
1969 - Justine Frischmann, English musician (Elastica)
1970 - Anthony Marshall, NFL safety (Chic Bears)
1970 - Paul Shuey, Lima OH, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
1970 - Mark Schultz, American musician
1971 - Charlie Fields, Bkln NY, actor (Shannon)
1971 - Derrell Mitchell, NFL/CFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons, Argonauts)
1971 - Shawntel Smith, Oklahoma, Miss America (1996)
1971 - Amy Poehler, American comedian (Saturday Night Live)
1972 - Don Sasa, NFL defensive tackle (SD Chargers)
1972 - Mark Bruener, NFL tight end (Pitts Steelers)
1972 - Ramon van Haaren, soccer player (RKC)
1972 - Shalane McCall, actor (Charlie Wade-Dallas)
1972 - Steve Russ, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
1973 - Clint Peay, Columbia Md, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96)
1973 - Alexander Vinokourov, Kazakh cyclist
1973 - Justin Haythe, American writer
1973 - George Corrie, English Footballer
1974 - Justin Whalin, SF Calif, actor (Jimmy Olsen-Lois & Clark)
1975 - Kip Harkrider, Carthage TX, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
1976 - Andres Javier Blazquez, PR, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)
1976 - Tina Barrett, British singer (S Club)
1977 - Greg Ball, American politician
1978 - Dan Dickau, American basketball player
1978 - Matthew Rogers, American singer
1979 - Bobby Korecky, American baseball player
1980 - Patrik Stefan, Czech hockey player
1981 - Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress
1981 - Alexis Bledel, American actress (Gilmore Girls)
1982 - Leon Knight, English footballer
1982 - Michael McCall, Irish chemist
1983 - Kirsty Coventry, Zimbabwean Olympic swimmer
1984 - Sabrina Bryan, American actress and singer
1984 - Katie Melua, Georgian-British singer
1985 - Madeline Zima, American actress
1986 - Kyla Pratt, American actress
1987 - Harum Scarum, Batman aficionado, zombie rights activist,
and esteemed contributor to the Accuweather Forums

1987 - Madeline Zima, New Haven Ct, actress (Grace Sheffield-Nanny)
1987 - Louis Clement Ngwat-Mahop, Cameroonian football player
1987 - Travis Wall, American Dancer/Dance Instructor
1987 - Daren Kagasoff, American actor
1988 - Teddy Geiger, American singer
1988 - Sarah Steele, American actress
1992 - Nick Jonas, American singer, member of The Jonas Brothers
2005 - Princess Jalilah bint Ali, of Jordan


Deaths on September 16

96 - Titus Flavius Domitianus, emperor of Rome (81-96), murdered at 45
655 - Martinus I, bannished Pope (649-53), dies
827 - Pope Valentine
1087 - Victor III, [Dauferio/Desiderius], Italian Pope (1086-87), dies
1100 - Bernold of Constance, German chronicler (b. 1054)
1345 - John IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1295)
1380 - Charles V, the Wise, King of France (1364-80), dies
1394 - Clement VII, [Robert de Geneve], Pope (1378-94), dies
1406 - Cyprian, Metropolitan of Moscow (b. 1336)
1498 - Tomas de Torquemada, inquisitor who burned 10,000 people, dies
1542 - Diego de Almagro, Spanish captain-general of Peru, beheaded
1589 - Michael Baius, Flemish theologian (b. 1513)
1652 - Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, Dutch composer, dies at 61
1672 - Anne Bradstreet, American poet, dies (birth date unknown)
1696 - Lambert Pietkin, composer, dies at 83
1701 - James II of England and VII of Scotland (b. 1633)
1736 - Daniel G Fahrenheit, Prussian/Neth physicist (thermometer), dies at 50
1775 - Allen Bathurst, 1st Earl Bathurst, English privy councillor (b. 1684)
1798 - Damasus Brosmann, composer, dies at 67
1803 - Nicolas Baudin, French explorer (b. 1754)
1824 - Louis XVIII SX, earl of Province/king of France (1814-24), dies
1829 - Nikolay Raevsky, Russian general and statesman (b. 1771)
1834 - Antoine-Vincent Arnault, French writer (Guillaume the Nassau), dies
1837 - Pedro V van Alcantara, king of Portugal (1853-61), dies
1845 - John Kinker, translator/philosopher/poet, dies at 81
1864 - John Hanning Speke, English explorer (b. 1827)
1865 - Christian Julius De Meza, Danish general (b. 1792)
1896 - Carlos Gomez, composer, dies at 60
1898 - Ramón Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican politician, medical doctor and diplomat (b. 1827)
1911 - Edward Whymper, English mountaineer (Ascent of Matterhorn), dies
1920 - Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet/writer (Polar History), dies at 32
1925 - Leo Fall, Austria operetta composer (That Pink von Stambul), dies
1925 - Leopold Fall, composer, dies at 52
1925 - Alexander Alexandrovich Friedman, Russian physicist (b. 1888)
1926 - Rudolf C Eucken, German philosopher (Nobel 1908), dies at 80
1932 - Ronald Ross, English physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1857)
1933 - George Gore, baseball player (b. 1857)
1936 - Irving Thalberg, US producer (MGM), dies
1936 - Karl Buresch, Austrian politician, dies
1944 - Gustav Bauer, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1870)
1945 - John "Pa" van de Steur, philanthropist (Java), dies at 80
1945 - John McCormack, Irish singer (Irish national anthem/folk songs), dies
1946 - James Jeans, English physicist/mathematician/astronomer, dies at 69
1948 - Ferdinand I MKLM, prince of Saxony-Coburg/tsar of Bulgaria, dies
1950 - Pedro De Cordoba, actor (Club Havana, Swamp Fire), dies at 68
1953 - Colin G Fink, US chemist (electro-chemistry), dies
1955 - Leopold C M S Amery, Brit minister of Colonies (India), dies at 81
1957 - Ch'i Pai-shih, traditional Chinese painter, dies at 93
1961 - A P F Chapman, cricketer (26 Tests for England), dies
1961 - Yme C Schuitmaker, potato farmer/dramatist, dies
1962 - Saif al-Islam Achmad, monarch of Yemen, dies at about 71
1964 - Leo Weismantel, German writer (Das Totenliebespar), dies at 76
1965 - Ahn Eak-tai, Korean musician, composer, and conductor (b. 1906)
1971 - Ferdinand LR Sassen, priest/philosopher (Descartes), dies at 77
1973 - Frederic Meyer, actor (Faraway Hill), dies at 63
1975 - Irene Hayes, Ziegfeld girl and businesswoman (b. 1896)
1977 - Marc Bolan, rock vocalist/guitarist (T Rex), dies in a car crash at 29
1977 - Maria Callas, American-born prima donna, dies in Paris at 53
1979 - Nur Mohammed Taraki, president of Afghanistan (1978-79), killed
1982 - Rolfe Sedan, actor (Mr Beasley-Burns & Allen Show), dies at 86
1987 - Howard Moss, American poet, dramatist, and critic
1990 - Loretta Tupper, radio/TV entertainer, dies of cancer at 84
1990 - Steve Condos, tap dancer, dies of heart attack at 71
1991 - Carol White, actress (Prehistoric Women, Dulcima), dies at 47
1992 - Duke Robbins, entertainer, dies of pneumonia at 71
1992 - Lee Tully, entertainer, dies
1992 - Millicent Fenwick, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82), dies at 82
1993 - Johanna F Zandstra-Giezen, oldest person in Netherland, dies at 111
1993 - Willie Mosconi, world billiards champ, dies of heart attack at 80
1994 - Alain Bernardin, impressario of the Crazy Horse Saloon, dies at 78
1994 - Albert de Courtray, French archbishop of Lyon/cardinal, dies at 71
1994 - Bernie Lazaroff Leighton, pianist, dies at 73
1994 - Dolly Hare, German/British actress (Broken Blossom), dies at 84
1994 - Jack Dodson, actor (Howard Sprague-Andy Griffith Show), dies at 63
1995 - Michael Balfour, historian, dies at 86
1995 - Pierre Olaf, cabaret artist/clown, dies at 67
1996 - Andrew MacElhone, bar owner, dies at 73
1996 - Gene Nelson, actor/dancer (SOB, Purple Hills, Starlift), dies at 76
1996 - McGeorge Bundy, US national security advisor (1961-66), dies at 77
1997 - Antony Kearey, television producer, dies at 77
2000 - Georgiy Gongadze, Ukrainian journalist (b. 1969)
2001 - Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (b. 1918)
2002 - James Gregory, American actor (b. 1911)
2003 - Sheb Wooley, singer and actor (b. 1921)
2005 - Gordon Gould, inventor of the laser (b. 1920)
2006 - Rob Levin, creator of Freenode (b. 1955)
2006 - Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)
2007 - Robert Jordan, author of the Wheel of Time series (b. 1948)
2008 - Norman Whitfield, associated with the Temptations (b. 1940)
2009 - Myles Brand, NCAA President (b. 1942)
2009 - Mary Travers, American singer (Peter, Paul, and Mary) (b. 1936)

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History, Births, and Deaths for September 16
1400 -Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers.
1575 - King Johan Casimir of Palts promises military aid to hugenots
1597 - French troops chase away Albrecht of Austria
1630 - Mass village of Shawmut changes name to Boston
1652 - Spanish troops occupy Dunkerk
1654 - Russian troops occupy Smolensk on Poland
1662 - Flamsteed sees solar eclipse, 1st known astronomical observation
1666 - "Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi becomes Islamiet
1668 - King John II Casimir of Poland resigns, flees to France
1701 - James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the "Old Pretender", becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland.
1702 - Emperor Leopold I declares war on France, Cologne & Bavaria
1729 - Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Groningen
1741 - George Frederick Handel's "The Messiah," premieres in Dublin
1747 - French troops occupy Bergen on Zoom
1782 - Great Seal of US used for 1st time
1795 - British capture Capetown South Africa
1795 - United Kingdom conquers Cape Town, South Africa.
1810 - Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, which called for the end of Spanish rule Mexican Independence Day celebrates this event
1812 - Fire of Moscow
1830 - Oliver Wendell Holmes writes "Old Ironsides"
1847 - United Shakespeare Company buys his home in Stratford-upon-Avon
1848 - Slavery abolished in all French territories
1857 - Mexican constitution of force (fiercely attacked by Pope Pius IX)
1857 - Typesetting machine patent
1858 - 1st overland mail for California
1859 - Lake Nyasa, which forms Malawi's boundary with Tanzania & Mozambique discovered by British explorer David Livingstone
1861 - Battle of Princeton WV
1861 - British Post Office Savings Banks opens
1862 - Battle of Antietam, bloodiest day in Civil War (Sharpsburg Md)
1862 - Gen Bragg's army surrounds 4,000 federals at Munfordville, KY
1862 - Liliuokalani, queen of Hawaii (1891-93) marries John Owen Dominis
1863 - Robert College of Istanbul-Turkey, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.
1864 - Battle of Coggin's Point, Virginia (Hampton-Rosser Cattle Raid)
1867 - Ottawa Rough Riders & Senators play Canadian Football game
1873 - German troops leave France
1885 - Puritan (US) beats Genesta (England) in 6th running of America's Cup
1890 - Newswriter George Whitney Calhoun names Green Bay team Packers
1892 - Amsterdam swim club renamed "The Y"
1893 - Cherokee Strip, Oklahoma opens white settlement homesteaders
1901 - Alturas, California, is incorporated as the only city in Modoc County.
1906 - Kaarlo Nieminen wins 1st Finnish marathon
1906 - Roald Amundsen discovers Magnetic South Pole
1908 - Carriage-maker, William Durant, founded General Motors Corp
1908 - William Crapo Durant incorporates General Motors in Janesville Wisc
1913 - 1000s of women demonstrate for Dutch female suffrage
1915 - Czar Nicolas II adjourns 4th Duma
1915 - US takes control of customs & finances of Haiti for 10 years
1919 - American Legion incorporated by an act of Congress
1919 - Dutch Ruether beats Giants 4-3 to clinch Cincinnati 1st NL pennant
1920 - Bomb explosion in Wall Street, kills 30
1922 - 42nd US Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats W M Johnston (46 36 62 63 64)
1922 - Turkish troops chase Greeks out of Asia
1924 - Cardinal Jim Bottomley bats in 12 RBIs in 1 game
1926 - -22] Hurricane in Florida & Alabama, kills 372
1926 - Italian-Romanian peace treaty signed
1926 - Philip Dunning & George Abbott's "Broadway," premieres in NYC
1926 - St Louis Cards beat Phillies 23-3
1927 - Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden for US Lawn Tennis Assn title
1928 - Hurricane hits West Palm Beach-Lake Okeechobee Florida; 3,000 die
1929 - Police shoots at strikers at Maastricht, 2 killed
1930 - Phillies trailing 10-5, score 5 in 9th, then Pirates score 4 in top of 10th, so Phillies score 5 in bottom of 10th to win 15-14
1931 - Blimp is moored to Empire State Building (NYC)
1931 - St Louis Cards repeat as NL champions with a 6-3 win over Phillies
1932 - 30.8 cm rainfall at Westerly, Rhode Island (state record)
1938 - George E T Eyston sets world auto speed record at 357.5 MPH
1939 - 53rd US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Helen Hull Jacobs (60 810 64)
1939 - 59th US Mens Tennis: Robert L Riggs beats S Welby van Horn (64 62 64)
1939 - NY Yankees clinch their 11th & 4th successive pennant
1940 - Dutch SS forms
1940 - FDR signs Selective Training & Service Act (1st peacetime draft)
1940 - Leo Durocher suspended from Ebbetts Field for "inciting a riot"
1940 - Luftwaffe attacks center of London
1940 - Samuel T Rayburn of Tx elected speaker of House
1940 - St Louis Browns Johnny Lucadello is 2nd to HR from each side of plate
1941 - German armour troops surround Kiev Ukraine
1941 - Hitler orders for every dead German, 100 Yugoslavian be killed
1941 - Jews of Vilna Poland confined to Ghetto
1942 - Japanese attack on Port Moresby repelled
1943 - Montgomery's 8th army contacts invasion - arm forces at Salerno
1943 - Soviet army under general Vatutin reconquer Romny
1945 - Barometric pressure at 856 mb (25.55") off Okinawa (record low)
1947 - John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 394.2 MPH
1947 - Typhoon Kathleen hit Saitama, Tokyo and Tone River erea, at least 1,930 killed.
1948 - "Heaven on Earth" opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 performances
1948 - "Mr Strauss Goes to Boston" closes at Century NYC after 12 perfs
1949 - KABC TV channel 7 in Los Angeles, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1950 - Cleveland Rams (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, beat Phila 35-10)
1950 - Viet Minh-offensive against French bases in Vietnam
1951 - 6th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1951 - NL ump Frank Dascoli clears the Dogers bench ejecting 15 players
1953 - AL approves St Louis Browns move to become Baltimore Orioles
1954 - CKLW TV channel 9 in Windsor, ON (CBC) begins broadcasting
1955 - Bauer & Berra homer in 9th beating Red Sox 5-4 taking over 1st
1955 - US Auto Club forms to oversee 4 major auto reacing categories
1955 - Yankee Mickey Mantle pulls a hamstring muscle running out a bunt
1956 - Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Clock Golf Open
1957 - Coup in Thailand (Premier Songgram deposed)
1957 - LA City Council approves 300-acre site in Chavez Ravine for Dodgers
1959 - President De Gaulle recognizes Algerian right of self determination
1960 - Amos Alonzo Stagg retires as a football coach at 98
1960 - Mil Brave Warren Spahn no-hits Phila Phillies, 4-0
1961 - CDU loses West German election
1961 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1961 - WLKY TV channel 32 in Louisville, KY (ABC) begins broadcasting
1962 - Brian Kilby wins marathon: (2:23:18.8)
1962 - Gerda Kroon runs European record 800 m in 2:02.8
1962 - Public TV channel 13 begins in NYC
1962 - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open
1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1963 - "Outer Limits" premieres on ABC-TV
1963 - Malaysia formed from Malaya, Singapore, Br No Borneo & Sarawak
1963 - WVAN TV channel 9 in Savannah, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 - "Shindig" premieres on ABC-TV
1965 - Boston Red Sox Dave Morehead no-hits Cleve Indians, 2-0
1965 - Sobibor trial opens in Hagen West Germany
1966 - Metropolitan Opera opens at NY's Lincoln Center
1967 - Anni Pede runs female world record marathon (3:07:26)
1967 - KPAZ TV channel 21 in Phoenix, AZ (IND) begins broadcasting
1967 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1968 - KLNI (now KADN) TV channel 15 in Lafayette, LA (IND) begins
1968 - Richard Nixon appears on "Laugh-in"
1970 - Jordan king Hussein forms military govt
1971 - 6 Klansmen arrested in connection with bombing of 10 school buses
1971 - West German chancellor Willy Brandt meets with Soviet president Brezhnev
1972 - 1st TV series about mixed marriage-Bridgit Loves Bernie
1972 - Penny Marshall appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Fly Unfriendly Skies"
1973 - "Desert Song" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 15 performances
1973 - Buff Bill OJ Simpson rushes 250 yards (2 TDs), beating NE Pats 31-13
1973 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
1974 - BART begins regular transbay service
1974 - Bob Dylan records Blood on the Tracks
1974 - Pres Ford announces conditional amnesty for US, Vietnam War deserters
1974 - US General Haig becomes NATO-supreme commander in Europe
1975 - Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia (National Day)
1975 - Pirates beat Cubs 22-0, Rennie Stennett is 3rd to go 7 for 7
1975 - Rennie Stennett is 2nd to hit 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game
1975 - The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.
1976 - Egypt president Sadat re-elected
1976 - Episcopal Church approves ordination of women as priests & bishop
1976 - Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from the trolleybus that had fallen into Erevan reservoir.
1977 - 90 minute pilot of "Logan's Run" premieres on TV
1977 - Ringo releases "Drowning in Sea of Love"
1977 - Seattle beats Royals, 4-1, to end KC's winning streak at 16 games
1978 - 25,000 die in 7.7 earthquake in Tabar Iran
1978 - Filming on Monty Python's Life of Brian, begins
1978 - Grateful Dead perform in Cairo Egypt
1978 - Yanks beat Red Sox for 6th time in 2 weeks, 3-2
1979 - 23rd Ryder Cup: US wins, 17-11 at The Greenbrier (White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, US)
1979 - Catfish Hunter Day at Yankee Stadium
1979 - Coup in Afghanistan under Hafizullah Amin
1979 - KC's Willie Wilson hits 5th inside-the-park HR (most since 1925)
1979 - Nancy Lopez/JoAnn Washam wins Portland- Ping Team Golf Championship
1979 - USSR performs nuclear test
1981 - 1st broadcast of "Miami Vice" on NBC-TV
1982 - Massacre of 1000+ Palestinian refugees at Chatila & Sabra begins
1983 - Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen
1984 - "Miami Vice" premieres
1984 - Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1984 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1986 - Fire in Kinross gold mine, Transvaal South Africa, 177 killed
1987 - Calif's Bob Boone catches record 1,919th major league game
1987 - NASA launches space vehicle S-209
1987 - NY's WNET-TV channel 13 begins round clock broadcasting
1987 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1988 - Cin Reds Tom Browning pitches a perfect game, beats Dodgers, 1-0
1988 - Fish leaves rock group Marillion
1988 - Javed Miandad completes 211, his 5th Test Cricket double, v Australia
1988 - Jury awards Valerie Harper $1.6 M in dispute over TV series
1988 - Tom Browning of Cincinnati Reds pitches a perfect game against LA
1989 - Debbye Turner (Mont), 23, crowned 63rd Miss America 1990
1989 - Singer Natalie Cole marries record producer Andre Fisher
1990 - 101 year old Sam Ackerman weds 95 year old Eva in New Rochelle NY
1990 - 42nd Emmy Awards: LA Law, Murphy Brown, Peter Falk & Patricia Wettig
1990 - Dennis Quaid & Meg Ryan wed
1990 - Iraq televises an 8 minute uncensored speech from George Bush
1990 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1990 - Pirate Radio NY International begins transmissions on WWCR
1991 - Atlanta's Otis Nixon suspended for rest of 1991 due to cocaine
1991 - US trial of Panamanian leader Noriega begins
1991 - Norm Charlton suspended for 7 days for intentionally hitting Steve Scioscia with a pitch
1992 - "Les Miserables," opens at Nuevo Apolo, Madrid
1992 - 900 die in flood in Pakistan
1992 - FCC votes to allow competition for local phone service
1992 - Vanna White suffers a miscarriage
1993 - Minn Twins Dave Winfield, is 19th to get 3,000 hits
1993 - Singer Karen Akers (48) weds businessman Kevin Powers (41)
1994 - Fire Dept puts out smokey electrical fire in White House
1995 - Greg Maddux of Braves sets record of 17 consecutive road victory
1995 - Shawntel Smith (Okla), 24, crowned 69th Miss America 1996
1995 - Stephen Hawkins (53) weds Elaine Mason
1996 - 1st one-day international in Canada, India v Pakistan at Toronto
1996 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Panama City FL on WTBB 97.7 FM
1996 - Paul Molitor of Twins is 21st player to reach 3,000 hits
1996 - Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), launches into space
1997 - ABL MVP Nikki McCray signs with WNBA
1997 - Apple Computer Inc names co-founder Steve Jobs temporary CEO
1997 - Mark McGwire signs with the St Louis Cards for $26M
2000 - Sammy Sosa's becomes the second player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years, joining Mark McGwire
2005 - Camorra boss Paolo Di Lauro is arrested in Naples.
2007 - One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.
Births on September 16

16 - Drusilla, daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder (d. 38)
1098 - Hildegard of Bingen, German magistra and the first composer whose biography is known (d. 1179)
1386 - Traversari Ambrosius, Italian humanist//sciencist/general
1387 - Henry V, king of England (1413-22)
1507 - Jiajing, Emperor of China (d. 1567)
1547 - Abu al-Faiz ibn Mubarak Faizi, Persian-Dutch East Indies poet
1557 - Jacques Mauduit, composer
1574 - Samuel Coster, Dutch physician/playwright (Polyxena)
1584 - Matthias Gallas, Austria earl of Campo/duke of Lucerna/general-major
1638 - Louis XIV, [Sun King], king of France (1643-1715) [NS]
1651 - Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and traveler (d. 1716)
1666 - Antoine Parent, French mathematician (d. 1716)
1678 - Henry St John, English statesman and philosopher (d. 1751)
1685 - John Gay, English poet (Beggar's Opera)
1722 - Gabriel Christie, British general (d. 1799)
1725 - Nicolas Desmarest, French geologist (d. 1815)
1736 - Johann N Tetens, German/Danish philosopher/mathematician
1745 - Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (d. 1813)
1762 - Charles G G, earl of Merode/mayor of Brussels/French senator
1782 - Daoguang, Emperor of China (d. 1850)
1797 - Anthony Panizzi, Librarian at British Museum
1800 - Jozef Nowakowski, composer
1818 - Francis Seymour Haden, English surgeon/graphic artist
1822 - Charles S Crocker, Pres of Central & South Pacific Railroad
1823 - Francis Parkman, American historian/author (Oregon Trail)
1823 - Michael Obrenovic, ruler of Serbia
1827 - Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist (d. 1908)
1832 - George Washington Custis Lee, Major General (Confederate Army)
1837 - Pedro V van Alcantara, king of Portugal (1853-61)
1838 - James J Hill, Canada, RR entrepreneur (Great Northern Railroad)
1847 - Albert Ross Parsons, composer
1853 - Albrecht Kossel, German physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1927)
1858 - Andrew Bonar Law, British PM (C, 1922-23)
1872 - Henriette de Vreker-Verschuur, Dutch/Flemish actress (Rose Kate)
1875 - James Cash Penney, department store founder (J C Penney)
1877 - James J Jeans, cosmologist/astrophysicist (Mysterious Universe)
1877 - Willem H Rassers, Dutch cultural anthropologist (Panji)
1878 - Karl Albiker, German sculptor (German Art, female nudes)
1880 - Alfred Noyes, British poet/essayist (Loom of Years, Highwayman)
1881 - Clive Bell, English art critic (d. 1964)
1882 - Mart Saar, composer
1883 - T. E. Hulme, English writer (d. 1917)
1885 - Karen Horney, German/US, neo-freudian psychoanalyst
1887 - Hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor
1888 - Almira Sessions, Washington DC, actress (Okla Annie)
1889 - Claude A Barnett, founder (Associated Negro Press)
1890 - Ernst Deutsch, [Dorian], Prague Czech, actor (Moon is Down, 3rd Man)
1891 - Czeslaw Josef Marek, composer
1891 - Isabel Jeans, London England, actress (Easy Virtue, Heavens Above)
1891 - Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-born German spy (d. 1972)
1891 - Karl Dönitz, German naval leader (d. 1980)
1893 - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Hungary, biochemist (Vitamin C, Nobel 1937)
1893 - Alexander Korda, British movie producer (3rd man)
1894 - Clarence R Hennecke, Omaha NE, actor (Keystone Kops)
1895 - Charles W Bidwill Sr, Chicago, NFL hall of famer (Chicago Cardinals)
1895 - Karol Rathaus, composer
1896 - Andre Cheron, French chess/bridge theorist
1898 - H.A. Rey, American children's author, creator of "Curious George" (d. 1977)
1899 - Hans Swarowsky, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Graz Opera 1947-50)
1901 - Andree Joly Bunet, France, figure skater pair (Olympic-gold-1928, 32)
1901 - CFH "Freddie" Gough, British major scout (WW II, Arnhem)
1903 - Richard Hall, composer
1905 - Vladimír Holan, Czech poet (d. 1980)
1906 - Annie Hermes, Dutch singer
1906 - Jack Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill, commando
1908 - Beecher Moore, sailor
1908 - Jacobus "Ko" van de Bosch, actor/cabaret performer/director (Nemo)
1908 - James "Jimmy" Johnson, English Labor MP (1950-59, 64-83)
1909 - John Megaw, British Lord Justice of Appeal
1909 - [Hans JM] Fernand Lodewick, literature historian
1910 - Joan Alice Chetwode Ramsey nee Hamilton, lady Ramsey of Canterbury
1910 - Karl Kling, German race car driver (d. 2003)
1910 - Erich Kempka, Adolf Hitler's chauffeur (d. 1975)
1911 - Wilfred Burchett, Australia, communist/writer (Catapult to Freedom)
1912 - Jerry Wald, NYC, producer (Mildred Pierce, Johnny Belinda)
1914 - Allen Funt, Bkln NY, TV host & creator (Candid Camera)
1915 - Cy Walter, Minneapolis Mn, pianist (3's Company)
1916 - Lord Ryder of Eaton hastings, CEO (Intl Publishing House)
1916 - Willem Noordhoek, photographer
1916 - M.S. Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (d. 2004)
1916 - Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader (d. 1999)
1918 - Baroness Pike, MP
1919 - Andy Russell, LA Calif, singer (Andy & Della Russell Show)
1919 - Milan Harasta, composer
1919 - Laurence J. Peter, Canadian born educator and writer (d. 1990)
1920 - Franco Pandolfini, Italy, water polo (Olympic-gold-1948)
1920 - Hannie [Jannetje J] Schaft, "Girl with red hair"
1920 - Sheila Quinn, adviser (British Red Cross)
1921 - Dusty Hughers, playwright
1921 - Fritz Geissler, composer
1921 - John Hendricks, lyricist singer (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross)
1921 - William Johnston, Chaplain to Queen of Scotland
1922 - Janis Paige, Tacoma Wash, actress (Lanigan's Rabbi, Trapper John MD)
1922 - Marcel Mouloudji, singer
1923 - Lee Kuan Yew, Prime Minister, Senior Minister and Minister Mentor of Singapore
1924 - Lauren Bacall, Staten Island, actress (Dark Passage, Key Largo)
1924 - Paddy Stone, Winnipeg Manitoba, choreographer (Piccadilly Palace)
1925 - B[lues] B[oy] King, Itta Bena Miss, blues singer (Thrill is Gone)
1925 - Charles Haughey, Irish president (1979-81, 82, 87-92)
1925 - Charlie Byrd, guitarist (Desfinado)
1925 - B. B. King, American musician
1926 - John Knowles, US writer (Morning in Antibes)
1926 - Robert Schuller, televangelist (Glass Cathedral, Hour of Power)
1926 - Tommy "Butch" Bond, actor (Butch-Our Gang)
1927 - Jack Kelly, Astoria Queens, actor (Bart-Maverick, Get Christie Love)
1927 - Peter Falk, Ossining NY, actor (Colombo, Scared Straight)
1929 - Dale E Kildee, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1977- )
1930 - Ken Coates, MEP (Labour)
1931 - Jan Johansson, composer
1932 - Anne Francis, Ossining NY, actress (Honey West, Pancho Villa)
1932 - Mickey Stewart, manager (England Cricket Team)
1933 - George Chakiris, Norwood Ohio, actor (West Side Story)
1933 - Jim Gilbert, artist
1934 - Elgin Baylor, NBA star (1958-59 Rookie of Year-Lakers)
1934 - Eva Clayton, (Rep-D-North Carolina)
1934 - Ronnie Drew, Ex-Singer of The Dubliners and Solo Artist (d.2008)
1935 - Carl Andre, US sculptor (minimal/conceptual art)
1935 - Bob Kiley, American public transit specialist
1936 - Frits Niessen, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1937 - Aleksandr Medved, USSR, super heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1964 68, 72)
1937 - Vincent J Naimoli, Paterson NJ, owner (SF Giants)
1941 - Jim McBride, NYC, director/actor (Hot Times, Breathless, Big Easy)
1941 - Joe Butler, Glen Cove NY, rock vocalist/drummer (Lovin' Spoonful)
1941 - Tommy Carberry, jockey
1941 - Richard Perle, American political advisor
1942 - Amos Tom Wargo, Marlette MI, PGA golfer (1993 PGA Seniors Champion)
1942 - Bernie Calvert, rock bassist (Hollies)
1942 - Linda G Miller, NYC, actress (Night of the Juggler, Mississippi)
1943 - David Wilshire, British MP ©
1943 - Dennis W Conner, yachting pro (4-time America's Cup-winning skipper)
1943 - James Alan McPherson, American writer
1944 - Ard Schenk, Holland 1500m, 5K, 10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1972)
1944 - Betty Kelly, Detroit, rocker (Martha Reeves & Vandellas)
1946 - Lord Walton of Detchant, physician (Warden of Green College Oxford)
1946 - Cathee Dahmen, American fashion model
1946 - Mike Reynolds, Australian politician
1946 - Camilo Sesto, Spanish singer
1947 - Aleksandr V Rutskoi, Ukrainian Hero of USSR/VP (1991- )
1947 - Andy Irvine, rugby player
1947 - Ilona Gusenbauer, Austria, high jumper (Olympic-bronze-1972)
1947 - Lucius Allen, NBA star (Milwaukee Bucks)
1947 - Michael R McNulty, (Rep-D-NY)
1947 - Russ Abbott, British TV comedian (September Song)
1947 - Enrique Krauze, Mexican historian and writer
1948 - Kenny Jones, London, rock drummer/vocalist (Small Faces)
1948 - Rosemary Casals, tennis star (US Open doubles 1967,71,74) [or Oct 10]
1948 - Ron Blair, American bassist
1949 - Ed Begley Jr, LA Cal, actor (Eating Raoul, St Elsewhere, Parenthood)
1949 - Susan Ruttan, Oregon City Ore, actress (Roxanne Melman-LA Law)
1950 - David Bellamy, Darby Fla, singer (Bellamy Bros-Let Your Love Flow))
1950 - Loyd Grossman, American television presenter
1952 - Nile Rodgers, Bronx NY, rock guitarist (Honeydrippers)
1952 - Ron Blair, Macon Ga, rock bassist (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
1953 - Earl Klugh, Jazz pianist/guitarist
1953 - Gene Taylor, (Rep-D-Mississippi)
1953 - Jerry Pate, Macon Ga, PGA golfer (US Open 1976, Canadian Open 1976)
1953 - Lenny Clarke, Boston, actor (Officer Hampton-John Larroquette Show)
1953 - Alan Barton, English musician (Black Lace, Smokie) (d. 1995)
1953 - Nancy Huston, Canadian-born novelist and essayist
1954 - Colin Newman, English musician (Wire)
1954 - Frank Reed, American singer (Chi-Lites)
1955 - Liz Knights, publisher
1955 - Robin Yount, baseballer (Mil Brewers, MVP 1982, 1989, 3,142 hits)
1955 - Vicki Tabor, LPGA golfer
1955 - Yolandita Monge, Puerto Rican singer
1956 - Anatoly Beloglazov, USSR, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic-gold-1980)
1956 - Charles Fearing, rock guitarist (Raydio)
1956 - David Copperfield, [Kotkin], US, magician
1956 - Kevin R Kregel, NYC NY, Pilot/astronaut (STS 70, 78, 87)
1956 - Mark Daniel Gearan, Gardner Mass, campaign manager (Al Gore)
1956 - Nick Banton, founder (Body Positive)
1956 - Peter Zaremba, rocker (Fleshtones)
1956 - Sergei Beloglazov, USSR, 57 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic-gold-1980)
1956 - Mickey Rourke, American actor
1957 - Keith Connor, Anguilla, British triple jumper (Olympic-bronze-1984)
1957 - David McCreery, Irish footballer
1958 - Jennifer Tilly, LA Calif, actress (Let it Ride, Off Beat, Psycho II)
1958 - Orel Hershiser, pitcher (LA Dodgers, Cleveland Indians)
1958 - Terry McBride, Austin Tx, singer (McBride & Ride-Can I Count on You)
1958 - Neville Southall, Welsh footballer
1959 - Tim Raines, American baseball player
1960 - Mickey Tettleton, Oklahoma City OK, catcher (Texas Rangers)
1960 - Kurt Busiek, American comic book writer
1961 - Alessandro Cecchi Paone, Italian entertainer
1961 - Mark Parent, Ashland OR, catcher (Detroit Tigers)
1961 - William M "Bill" Hicks, comedian
1961 - Bilinda Butcher, British singer (My Bloody Valentine)
1962 - Julie Larsen Piers, Westchester NY, LPGA golfer (1995 Edina Realty)
1962 - Kimberly McArthur, Fort Worth Texas, playmate (January, 1982)
1963 - Garth Jax, NFL middle linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
1963 - Richard Marx, Chicago Ill, rocker (Hold on to the Night)
1964 - David Michael Sabo, Perth Amboy NJ, rocker (Skid Row-Psycho Love)
1964 - Molly Shannon, American actress
1964 - Mary Coustas, Austalian entertainer
1964 - Rossy de Palma, Spanish actress
1965 - Katy Kurtzman, Wash DC, actress (Lindsay-Dynasty)
1966 - Kevin Curtis Young, LA Calif, 400m hurdler
1967 - Bernie Parmalee, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
1967 - Dana Dormann, Oxnard CA, LPGA golfer (1993 McCall's LPGA Classic
1967 - Michael Smith, Kenora Ontario, decathlete (Olympics-96)
1967 - Hiroya Oku, Japanese Manga-ka
1968 - Charles McRae, NFL guard/tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1968 - Tara Cross-Battle, Houston Texas, volleyball hitter (Oly-br-92, 96)
1968 - Marc Anthony, American singer
1968 - Walt Becker, American director and writer
1969 - Andrew Borodow, Montreal, 130 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-5-92, 96)
1969 - Chester McGlockton, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
1969 - Kathi Wolfgram, Minneapolis, rocker (Jets-You Got it All)
1969 - Marthijn Pothoven, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
1969 - Justine Frischmann, English musician (Elastica)
1970 - Anthony Marshall, NFL safety (Chic Bears)
1970 - Paul Shuey, Lima OH, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
1970 - Mark Schultz, American musician
1971 - Charlie Fields, Bkln NY, actor (Shannon)
1971 - Derrell Mitchell, NFL/CFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons, Argonauts)
1971 - Shawntel Smith, Oklahoma, Miss America (1996)
1971 - Amy Poehler, American comedian (Saturday Night Live)
1972 - Don Sasa, NFL defensive tackle (SD Chargers)
1972 - Mark Bruener, NFL tight end (Pitts Steelers)
1972 - Ramon van Haaren, soccer player (RKC)
1972 - Shalane McCall, actor (Charlie Wade-Dallas)
1972 - Steve Russ, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
1973 - Clint Peay, Columbia Md, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96)
1973 - Alexander Vinokourov, Kazakh cyclist
1973 - Justin Haythe, American writer
1973 - George Corrie, English Footballer
1974 - Justin Whalin, SF Calif, actor (Jimmy Olsen-Lois & Clark)
1975 - Kip Harkrider, Carthage TX, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
1976 - Andres Javier Blazquez, PR, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)
1976 - Tina Barrett, British singer (S Club)
1977 - Greg Ball, American politician
1978 - Dan Dickau, American basketball player
1978 - Matthew Rogers, American singer
1979 - Bobby Korecky, American baseball player
1980 - Patrik Stefan, Czech hockey player
1981 - Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress
1981 - Alexis Bledel, American actress (Gilmore Girls)
1982 - Leon Knight, English footballer
1982 - Michael McCall, Irish chemist
1983 - Kirsty Coventry, Zimbabwean Olympic swimmer
1984 - Sabrina Bryan, American actress and singer
1984 - Katie Melua, Georgian-British singer
1985 - Madeline Zima, American actress
1986 - Kyla Pratt, American actress
1987 - Harum Scarum, Batman aficionado, zombie rights activist,
and esteemed contributor to the Accuweather Forums

1987 - Madeline Zima, New Haven Ct, actress (Grace Sheffield-Nanny)
1987 - Louis Clement Ngwat-Mahop, Cameroonian football player
1987 - Travis Wall, American Dancer/Dance Instructor
1987 - Daren Kagasoff, American actor
1988 - Teddy Geiger, American singer
1988 - Sarah Steele, American actress
1992 - Nick Jonas, American singer, member of The Jonas Brothers
2005 - Princess Jalilah bint Ali, of Jordan
Deaths on September 16

96 - Titus Flavius Domitianus, emperor of Rome (81-96), murdered at 45
655 - Martinus I, bannished Pope (649-53), dies
827 - Pope Valentine
1087 - Victor III, [Dauferio/Desiderius], Italian Pope (1086-87), dies
1100 - Bernold of Constance, German chronicler (b. 1054)
1345 - John IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1295)
1380 - Charles V, the Wise, King of France (1364-80), dies
1394 - Clement VII, [Robert de Geneve], Pope (1378-94), dies
1406 - Cyprian, Metropolitan of Moscow (b. 1336)
1498 - Tomas de Torquemada, inquisitor who burned 10,000 people, dies
1542 - Diego de Almagro, Spanish captain-general of Peru, beheaded
1589 - Michael Baius, Flemish theologian (b. 1513)
1652 - Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, Dutch composer, dies at 61
1672 - Anne Bradstreet, American poet, dies (birth date unknown)
1696 - Lambert Pietkin, composer, dies at 83
1701 - James II of England and VII of Scotland (b. 1633)
1736 - Daniel G Fahrenheit, Prussian/Neth physicist (thermometer), dies at 50
1775 - Allen Bathurst, 1st Earl Bathurst, English privy councillor (b. 1684)
1798 - Damasus Brosmann, composer, dies at 67
1803 - Nicolas Baudin, French explorer (b. 1754)
1824 - Louis XVIII SX, earl of Province/king of France (1814-24), dies
1829 - Nikolay Raevsky, Russian general and statesman (b. 1771)
1834 - Antoine-Vincent Arnault, French writer (Guillaume the Nassau), dies
1837 - Pedro V van Alcantara, king of Portugal (1853-61), dies
1845 - John Kinker, translator/philosopher/poet, dies at 81
1864 - John Hanning Speke, English explorer (b. 1827)
1865 - Christian Julius De Meza, Danish general (b. 1792)
1896 - Carlos Gomez, composer, dies at 60
1898 - Ramón Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican politician, medical doctor and diplomat (b. 1827)
1911 - Edward Whymper, English mountaineer (Ascent of Matterhorn), dies
1920 - Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet/writer (Polar History), dies at 32
1925 - Leo Fall, Austria operetta composer (That Pink von Stambul), dies
1925 - Leopold Fall, composer, dies at 52
1925 - Alexander Alexandrovich Friedman, Russian physicist (b. 1888)
1926 - Rudolf C Eucken, German philosopher (Nobel 1908), dies at 80
1932 - Ronald Ross, English physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1857)
1933 - George Gore, baseball player (b. 1857)
1936 - Irving Thalberg, US producer (MGM), dies
1936 - Karl Buresch, Austrian politician, dies
1944 - Gustav Bauer, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1870)
1945 - John "Pa" van de Steur, philanthropist (Java), dies at 80
1945 - John McCormack, Irish singer (Irish national anthem/folk songs), dies
1946 - James Jeans, English physicist/mathematician/astronomer, dies at 69
1948 - Ferdinand I MKLM, prince of Saxony-Coburg/tsar of Bulgaria, dies
1950 - Pedro De Cordoba, actor (Club Havana, Swamp Fire), dies at 68
1953 - Colin G Fink, US chemist (electro-chemistry), dies
1955 - Leopold C M S Amery, Brit minister of Colonies (India), dies at 81
1957 - Ch'i Pai-shih, traditional Chinese painter, dies at 93
1961 - A P F Chapman, cricketer (26 Tests for England), dies
1961 - Yme C Schuitmaker, potato farmer/dramatist, dies
1962 - Saif al-Islam Achmad, monarch of Yemen, dies at about 71
1964 - Leo Weismantel, German writer (Das Totenliebespar), dies at 76
1965 - Ahn Eak-tai, Korean musician, composer, and conductor (b. 1906)
1971 - Ferdinand LR Sassen, priest/philosopher (Descartes), dies at 77
1973 - Frederic Meyer, actor (Faraway Hill), dies at 63
1975 - Irene Hayes, Ziegfeld girl and businesswoman (b. 1896)
1977 - Marc Bolan, rock vocalist/guitarist (T Rex), dies in a car crash at 29
1977 - Maria Callas, American-born prima donna, dies in Paris at 53
1979 - Nur Mohammed Taraki, president of Afghanistan (1978-79), killed
1982 - Rolfe Sedan, actor (Mr Beasley-Burns & Allen Show), dies at 86
1987 - Howard Moss, American poet, dramatist, and critic
1990 - Loretta Tupper, radio/TV entertainer, dies of cancer at 84
1990 - Steve Condos, tap dancer, dies of heart attack at 71
1991 - Carol White, actress (Prehistoric Women, Dulcima), dies at 47
1992 - Duke Robbins, entertainer, dies of pneumonia at 71
1992 - Lee Tully, entertainer, dies
1992 - Millicent Fenwick, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82), dies at 82
1993 - Johanna F Zandstra-Giezen, oldest person in Netherland, dies at 111
1993 - Willie Mosconi, world billiards champ, dies of heart attack at 80
1994 - Alain Bernardin, impressario of the Crazy Horse Saloon, dies at 78
1994 - Albert de Courtray, French archbishop of Lyon/cardinal, dies at 71
1994 - Bernie Lazaroff Leighton, pianist, dies at 73
1994 - Dolly Hare, German/British actress (Broken Blossom), dies at 84
1994 - Jack Dodson, actor (Howard Sprague-Andy Griffith Show), dies at 63
1995 - Michael Balfour, historian, dies at 86
1995 - Pierre Olaf, cabaret artist/clown, dies at 67
1996 - Andrew MacElhone, bar owner, dies at 73
1996 - Gene Nelson, actor/dancer (SOB, Purple Hills, Starlift), dies at 76
1996 - McGeorge Bundy, US national security advisor (1961-66), dies at 77
1997 - Antony Kearey, television producer, dies at 77
2000 - Georgiy Gongadze, Ukrainian journalist (b. 1969)
2001 - Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (b. 1918)
2002 - James Gregory, American actor (b. 1911)
2003 - Sheb Wooley, singer and actor (b. 1921)
2005 - Gordon Gould, inventor of the laser (b. 1920)
2006 - Rob Levin, creator of Freenode (b. 1955)
2006 - Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)
2007 - Robert Jordan, author of the Wheel of Time series (b. 1948)
2008 - Norman Whitfield, associated with the Temptations (b. 1940)
2009 - Myles Brand, NCAA President (b. 1942)
2009 - Mary Travers, American singer (Peter, Paul, and Mary) (b. 1936)


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History, Births, and Deaths for September 17


335 - Church of Heilig Grave initiated in Jerusalem
642 - Arabs conquer Alexandria, library destroyed
1156 - Markgraafschap Austria becomes a temple (Privilegium minus)
1176 - The Battle of Myriokephalon is fought.
1394 - Jews are expelled from France by order of King Charles VI
1462 - The Battle of Świecino (or Battle of Żarnowiec) is fought during Thirteen Years' War.
1562 - Council of Trente takes ecclesiastical canon
1584 - Gent surrenders to duke of Parma
1595 - Pope Clemens VIII recognizes Henri IV as king of France
1598 - Netherland sailors discover Mauritius
1630 - The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.
1631 - Battle of Breitenfeld: King Gustaaf Adolf defeats Gen Tilly
1644 - French troops occupy Mainz
1678 - France & Spain signs peace treaty
1683 - Antonie van Leeuwenhoek reports existence of bacteria
1691 - Colony Massachusetts Bay gets new charter
1697 - Battle at Zenta: Prince Eugen of Savoye beats Turks
1730 - Turkish coup under Mahmud I; Sultan Ahmed III flees
1737 - Georg-August University opens in Göttingen
1745 - Edinburg occupied by Jacobites under Young Pretenders
1776 - Presidio of SF forms as a Spanish fort
1776 - The Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain.
1778 - 1st treaty between the US & Indian tribes signed (Fort Pitt)
1787 - Prussian troops conquer Gorinchem
1787 - US constitution adopted by Philadelphia convention
1789 - William Herschel discovers Mimas, satellite of Saturn
1796 - Pres George Washington delivers his farewell address
1809 - Peace between Sweden and Russia in the Finnish War. The territory to become Finland is ceded to Russia by the Treaty of Fredrikshamn.
1819 - 1st whaling ship arrives in Hawaii
1835 - Charles Darwins lands on Chatham Galapagos-archipelago
1850 - Great fire in San Francisco
1859 - Man in SF claims himself Norton I, emperor of America
1861 - 1st day school for freedmen forms at Fortress Monroe Virginia
1861 - Hampton Institute forms
1862 - Battle of Cumberland Gap, TN-evacuted by Federals
1862 - Battle of Mumfordville, KY-US Col J Wilder surrenders city
1862 - Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)-bloodiest day of Civil War, 23,110 die
1862 - American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the war.
1863 - Pope Pius IX encyclical On persecution in New Grenada
1864 - Grant approves Sheridan's plan for Shenandoah Valley Campaign
1871 - Mont Cenis railway tunnel Switzerland opens
1872 - Phillip W Pratt patents his sprinkler system for extinguishing fires
1873 - 19 students attend opening class at Ohio State University
1876 - Race riots in SC
1897 - 3rd US Golf Open: Joe Lloyd shoots a 162 at Chicago GC in Wheaton Ill
1899 - 1st British troops leave Bombay for South Africa
1900 - Commonwealth of Australia proclaimed
1900 - Queen Victoria disbands British parliament
1900 - Philippine-American War: Filipinos under Juan Cailles defeat Americans under Colonel Benjamin F. Cheatham at Mabitac.
1901 - Battle at Blood River Port: Boer Gen Botha beats mjr Goughs cavalry
1901 - Battle at Elands River Port: Boer Gen Smuts destroys unit 17th Lancers
1902 - US protests anti-semitism in Romania
1903 - Boston Pilgrims clinch AL pennant, beating Cleveland, 14-3
1906 - Playing as "Sullivan," Columbia U jr Eddie Collins debuts with A's
1908 - Thomas Selfridge becomes 1st fatality of powered flight
1911 - 1st transcontinental airplane flight, NY-Pasadena in 82 hrs 4 min
1911 - 25th US Womens Tennis: Hazel H Wightman beats F Sutton (8-10 61 97)
1912 - Center fielder Casey Stengel breaks in with Brooklyn & hits 4 singles
1914 - Andrew Fisher becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
1916 - 40,000 Amsterdam demonstrators demand general voting right
1916 - World War I: Manfred von Richthofen ("The Red Baron"), a flying ace of the German Luftstreitkräfte, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France.
1920 - Cards set a record of 12 consecutive hits in 4th (10) & 5th (2) innings
1920 - National Football League organizes in Canton Ohio 12 teams pay $100 each to join American Prof Football Assn
1922 - Bicyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world sprint champ
1922 - Radio Moscow begins transmitting (12 KWs-most powerful station)
1923 - Sutton Vane's "Outward Bound," premieres in London
1924 - Italy signs treaty of Rapallo
1926 - Hurricane hits Miami & Palm Beach Florida; about 450 die
1927 - 47th US Mens Tennis: Rene Lacoste beats William T Tilden (119 63 119)
1927 - Charles Lindbergh visits San Francisco
1928 - 48th US Mens Tennis: Henri Cochet beats F T Hunter (46 64 36 75 63)
1928 - Henri Cochet wins US Tennis Open
1928 - Hurricane hits Lake Okeechobee Florida drowning 1,800-2500
1928 - Pitcher Ray Boggs hits 3 batters in 1 inning
1929 - British troops begin evacuating
1931 - 1st LP record demonstrated (RCA Victor, NYC), venture failed
1931 - Operetta "Victoria & Her Husband," premieres in London
1931 - Red Sox Earl Webb sets record with 65 en route to 67 doubles
1934 - RCA Victor re leases 1st 33 1/3 rpm recording (Beethoven's 5th)
1934 - USSR joins League of Nations (Netherland, Switz & Portugal vote no)
1935 - Manuel Luis Quezón y Molina chosen 1st president of Philippines
1937 - 1st NFL game in Washington, DC; Redskins beat NY Giants 13-3
1938 - 52nd US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Nancye Wynne Bolton (60 63)
1938 - 58th US Mens Tennis: J Donald Budge beats C Gene Mako (63 68 62 61)
1938 - British premier Neville Chamberlain leaves Munich
1938 - Don Budge wins US Tennis open & completes Grand Slam
1939 - German U-29 sinks British aircraft carrier Courageous, 519 die
1939 - Poland's president Moscicki & PM Slawoj-Skladkowski flee to Romania
1939 - Russia invades Eastern Poland, takes 217,000 Poles prisoner
1939 - Soviet Union invades Poland during WW II
1939 - Taisto Mäki becomes the first man to run the 10,000 metres in under 30 minutes, in a time of 29:52.6
1940 - Nazis deprive Jews of possessions
1941 - Cards' Stan Musial makes his major league debut, going 2-for-4
1941 - World War II: A decree of the Soviet State Committee of Defense, restoring Vsevobuch in the face of the Great Patriotic War, is issued
1943 - Load of "ammunition in transit" explodes at Norfolk Naval Air Station
1943 - Red Army recaptures Brjansk
1943 - World War II: The Russian city of Bryansk is liberated from Nazis.
1944 - British Premier Winston Churchill travels to US
1944 - Dutch begin railroad strike against German occupiers
1944 - Operation Market Garden: British airborne division lands Arnhem Neth
1946 - "Gypsy Lady," opens at Century Theater NYC for 79 performances
1946 - "If the Shoe Fits," opens at Century Theater NYC for 20 performances
1947 - Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News
1947 - James Forrestal sworn in as 1st US secretary of defense
1947 - US Dept of Defense forms
1948 - KCOP TV channel 13 in Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA (IND) begins
1948 - WLS TV channel 7 in Chicago, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
1949 - 128 die as fire guts Canadian passenger steamer Noronic in Toronto
1949 - 8th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 7-5 at Ganton GC, England
1949 - North Atlantic Treaty Council meets for 1st time
1949 - WFAA TV channel 8 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
1950 - San Francisco 49ers (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, lose 21-17
1951 - "Borscht Capades" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 90 performances
1951 - Romanian bishop A Pacha of Timisoara sentenced to 18 years
1952 - "I am an American Day" & "Constitution Day" renamed "Citizenship Day"
1953 - 1st successful separation of Siamese twins
1953 - Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player
1954 - Rocky Marciano KOs Ezzard Charles in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1955 - "Ankles Aweigh" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 176 perfs
1955 - Future Hall of Famer Oriole Brooks Robinson goes 2-4 in his 1st game
1956 - Black students enter Clay Ky elementary school
1956 - Yanks clinch pennant #22 on Mantle's 50th homer of year
1956 - Television is first broadcast in Australia.
1957 - KETV TV channel 7 in Omaha, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
1957 - Scott Crossfield takes X-15 up for 1st powered flight
1957 - Thailand military coup under marshal Sarit Thanarat
1957 - 2 male attorneys "stand in" as actress Sophia Loren & producer Carlo Ponti wed by proxy in Juarez, Mexico
1957 - The North East Humanists group is founded in Newcastle upon Tyne.
1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1959 - 59th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jack Nicklaus
1959 - Transit 1A, 1st navigational satellite launched; failed to orbit
1959 - Typhoon kills 2,000 in Japan & Korea
1960 - "Vintage '60" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 8 perfs
1960 - Cuba nationalizes US banks
1961 - Minnesota Vikings' 1st NFL game (beat Chicago Bears 37-13)
1961 - Samuel Beckett's "Happy Days," premieres in NYC
1961 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1962 - Justice Dept files 1st suit to end segregation in public schools
1962 - US space officials announce selection of 9 new astronauts
1963 - "Fugitive" premieres on ABC TV
1963 - Train struck makeshift bus full of migrant workers, killing 32
1964 - "Bewitched" premieres on ABC TV
1964 - Beatles are paid a then record $150,000 for a concert (Kansas)
1964 - Mickey Mantle gets hits #1999, 2000 & 2001 & his 450th HR
1964 - Supremes release "Baby Love"
1965 - WPHL TV channel 17 in Philadelphia, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
1966 - Cleve pitchers set AL record striking out 19 batters in 1st 9 innings
1967 - "Mission Impossible" premieres on CBS-TV
1967 - Mount Washington cog railway train derails, kills 8 (NH)
1967 - New Orleans Saints 1st NFL game, they lose to LA Rams 27-13
1967 - Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
1968 - Gaylord Perry (Giants) no-hits St Louis Cardinals, 1-0
1968 - Zond 5 completes circumnavigation of Moon
1970 - Jordan launches offensive against guerrilla army
1970 - Jordanian King Hussein moves against PLO guerrillas
1970 - WSWP TV channel 9 in Grandview, WV (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 - "M*A*S*H," premieres on NBC TV
1972 - BART begins passenger service in SF
1972 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Quality First Golf Classic
1972 - Tanzania troops march in to Uganda
1974 - Courageous (US) beats Southern Cross (Aust) in 23rd America's Cup
1975 - Rollout of 1st space shuttle orbiter Enterprise (OV-101)
1976 - Amnesty International receives Erasmus-prize
1976 - NASA publicly unveils space shuttle Enterprise in Palmdale, Calif
1976 - Ringo releases "Ringo's Rotogravure" album
1977 - 22nd Ryder Cup: US, 12½-13½ at Royal Lytham & St Annes England
1977 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1977 - Dave Kingman hits his 1st Yankee homer, Reggie hits 2 more
1977 - Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors" is #1 for 19th straight week
1978 - 30th Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Ed Asner & Sada Thompson win
1978 - Begin, Sadat & Carter sign Camp David accord
1978 - Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
1978 - Red Sox finally beat Yanks in Sept 1978, 7-3
1979 - Pietro Mennea runs world record 200 m (19.72")
1979 - Royals George Brett is 6th to have 20 doubles/triples/HRs in a season
1980 - "Divine Madness" starring Bette Midler, premieres
1980 - Iraq (Saddam Hussein) signs accord with Algeria
1980 - Solidarity labor union in Poland forms
1980 - South Korea opposition leader Kim Dae Jung sentenced to death
1980 - Oak A's Rick Langford is removed with 2 outs in 9th inning ending his consecutive complete-game streak at 22
1981 - Fernando Valenzuela sets NL rookie record with 8th shutout of season
1982 - NJ Devils 1st exhibition game, beating Caps 3-1 in Hershey Pa
1983 - Chicago White Sox clinch their 1st-ever AL West championship
1983 - Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st black
1984 - Brian Mulroney sworn in as Canada's 18th PM succeeding John Turner
1984 - Dwight Gooden ties record of 32 strikeouts in consecutive games
1984 - Reggie Jackson is 13th to hit 500 HRs
1984 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1985 - Soyuz T-14 carries 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
1986 - Bomb attack in Paris, 6 killed
1986 - Marina Stepanova of USSR sets 400m hurdle woman's record (52.94)
1986 - Mets clinch NL East Championship
1986 - US Senate confirms William Rehnquist as 16th chief justice
1987 - Phila celebrates 200th anniversary of Constitution
1988 - 24th Olympic games open at Seoul, Korea
1988 - Jeff Reardon becomes 1st to record 40 or more saves in both AL & NL
1988 - Military coup in Haiti: Lt Gen Avril takes control, Henri Namphy flees
1989 - -21] Hurricane Hugo, kills 85 in Charleston SC
1989 - 41st Emmy Awards: LA Law, Cheers, Dana Delany & Candice Bergen win
1989 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1989 - Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1989 - Hurricane Hugo begins 4 day sweep through Caribbean, killing 62
1989 - NYC court of appeals overturns lower court decision & returns America's Cup back to US (from NZ)
1990 - Newspaper Guild votes 242-35 to keep NY Post publishing
1990 - Soviet Union & Saudi Arabia restore diplomatic ties
1991 - 4,355 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
1991 - UN admits Estonia, Latvia, Lithuiania, North & South Korea, Marshall Islands & Micronesia
1991 - The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.
1992 - Amsterdam stock exchange hits record Ÿ8.8 billion
1992 - House votes 280 to 128 to give FCC control of cable TV rates
1992 - NFL decides to suspend World League Football
1993 - Last Russian troops leave Poland.
1994 - Andy Waller out handled the ball for Mashonaland CD v Mash U24
1994 - Heather Whitestone, 21, (Ala), crowned 68th Miss America 1995
1994 - Princess Christina separates
1995 - "Love! Valor! Compassion!" closes at Walter Kerr NYC after 276 perfs
1995 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1996 - Dodger Hideo Nomo no-hits Colo Rockies, 9-0 at Coors Field
1997 - Dr Sam Sheppard's body (Fugitive) is exhumed for DNA test
2004 - Tamil is declared the first classical language in India.
2007 - AOL, once the largest ISP in the U.S., officially announces plans to refocus the company as an advertising business and to relocate its corporate headquarters from Dulles, Virginia to New York, New York.
2008 - The IAU named another dwarf planet, Haumea
2010 - The 54 year run of the soap opera As the World Turns ends as its final episode is broadcast.



Births on September 17

64 - Julia Flavia, daughter of Roman Emperor Titus; lover of Domitian.
879 - Charles III, [The Simple], king of France (893-923)
1192 - Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun (d. 1219)
1271 - Wenceslas II, king of Bohemia & Poland (1278-1305)
1550 - Pope Paul V (d. 1621)
1552 - Paul V, [Camillo Borghese], Italy, Pope (1605-21)
1580 - Charlotte Brabantia, countess of Nassau/daughter of Willem of Orange
1605 - Francesco Sacrati, composer
1619 - John Lambert, English general-major/parliament leader
1630 - Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma (d. 1694)
1639 - Hans Herr, Mennonite bishop (d. 1725)
1643 - Gilbert Burnet, Bishop of Salisbury/author
1677 - Stephen Hales, English physiologist, chemist, and inventor (d. 1761)
1687 - Durastante Natalucci, Italian historian (d. 1772)
1688 - Maria Luisa of Savoy, first queen of Philip V of Spain (d. 1714)
1711 - Ignaz Jakob Holzbauer, composer
1714 - Gottlieb W Rabener, German author (Vom Misbrauch of the Satire)
1730 - Friedrich WLGA von Steuben, Prus/US inspector-gen of Washington's army
1739 - John Rutledge, 2nd (appointed) Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1800)
1743 - Jean-Marie Caritat, France, mathematician
1743 - Marquis de Condorcet, France, enlightenment philosopher
1748 - Robert Wainwright, composer
1764 - John Goodricke, English astronomer/member Royal Society
1765 - Gregory XVI, [Bartolomeo A Cappellari/Mauro], Italy, Pope
1767 - Henri-Montan Berton, composer
1771 - Johann August Apel, German jurist and writer (d. 1816)
1774 - Joseph Caspar Mezzofanti, Cardinal/linguist (understood 70 languages)
1783 - Samuel Prout, water-color painter
1795 - Giuseppi Saverio Rafaele Mercadante, composer
1798 - Antonia M B Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat
1800 - Franklin Buchanan, Admiral (Confederate Navy), died in 1874
1801 - Edward William Lane, translator (Thousand & 1 Nights)
1814 - Stefano Ronchetti-Molnteviti, composer
1818 - Halfdan Kjeruif, composer (Kjerulf)
1819 - Jean-Bernard-Leon Foucault, physicist (pendulum proved Earth rotates)
1819 - Marthinus Wessels Pretorius, 1st president (Republic South Africa)
1819 - Thomas Andrews Hendricks, (D) 21st US VP; died in office
1820 - Earle Van Dorn, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1820 - Émile Augier, French dramatist (d. 1889)
1821 - Charles Victor Arthur Saint-Leon, composer
1825 - Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, MC (Confederacy), died in 1893
1826 - G F Berhard Riemann, German mathematician (zeta-function)
1834 - Edouard Pailleron, French attorney/stage writer
1849 - Vaclav Juda Novotny, composer
1853 - Clemens Baeumker, German historian (Patristischen Philosophie)
1854 - Hans Muller, music historian
1854 - David Dunbar Buick, American automobile pioneer (d.1929)
1857 - Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, pioneer in rocket & space research
1859 - Frank D Adams, Canada geologist/educator
1859 - Richard Henry Warren, composer
1861 - Owen Seaman, poet/editor (Punch)
1868 - James Alexander Calder, Canadian politician (d. 1956)
1869 - Christian Lange, Norway, pacifist/internationalist (Nobel 1921)
1874 - Ben[jamin] Turpin, US, comic (Uncle Tom Without the Cabin)
1875 - Vyacheslav Gavrilovich Karatigin, composer
1877 - Jean Hure, composer
1878 - Vincenzo Tommasini, composer
1879 - Rube Foster, American baseball player, manager and executive (d. 1930)
1879 - Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, Indian Social Reformer (d. 1973)
1881 - Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter, English soldier (d. 1955)
1882 - Anton H Blaauw, Dutch botanist (Perception of Light)
1883 - Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson Berners, 14th baron/composer
1883 - William Carlos Williams, poet
1884 - Bastiaan de Gaay Fortman, Dutch historian/Justice of Curacao
1884 - Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Elmira NY, composer (White Peacock)
1885 - George Cleveland, Sydney Nova Scotia, actor (Courage of Lassie)
1885 - Uzeir Abdul Huseyn Hajibeyov, composer
1890 - Lubov Tchernicheva, Russian ballerina
1891 - Leslie Lincoln Henson, actor (Lady Luck, Funny Face, Harvey)
1892 - Hendrik F Andriessen, Dutch organist/composer (Ballade of Merel)
1893 - Abel J Herzberg, Russ/Dutch writer (Persecution of Jews)
1894 - Fay Compton, [Virginia Lillian Emeline Compton], actress (Haunting)
1896 - Denise Grey, [Edouardine Verthuy], Turin Italy, actress (Julietta)
1899 - Winnie Lightner, Greenport NY, comedienne (Sit Tight, Side Show)
1900 - John Willard Marriott, American hotelier (d. 1985)
1900 - Hughie Critz, baseball player (d. 1980)
1901 - Francis Charles Chinester, yachtsman/aviator
1901 - Francis Chichester, English adventurer (d. 1972)
1902 - Esther Ralston, Bar Harbor ME, American Venus/actress (Old Ironsides)
1903 - Karel Miljon, Dutch boxer (d. 1984)
1904 - Frederick Ashton, British choreographer (Cinderella)
1904 - Jerry Colonna, Boston MA, actor (Road to Morocco, Road to Singapore)
1905 - Dolores Costello, Pittsburgh PA, actress (Little Lord Fauntleroy)
1905 - Hans Freudenthal, Dutch mathematician/director (OW&OC)
1905 - Jorge Urrutia Blondel, composer
1906 - Junius Richard Jayawardene, president (Sri Lanka, 1978-89)
1906 - Edgar Wayburn, American environmentalist
1907 - Desmond Heap, authority on British planning law
1907 - Helen Vinson, TX, actress (Transatlantic Tunnel, In Name Only)
1907 - Warren E Burger, Minn, Supreme Court chief justice (1969-86)
1908 - Franz J A Grothe, German composer
1909 - Elizabeth Wilkinson, professor German University College London
1909 - Kenneth Darling, Commander-in-chief Allied Forces, Northern Europe
1910 - Vernon Thompson, thoracic surgeon
1912 - Pauline Parsons, matron in chief (PMRAFNS)
1912 - Irena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress and comedian
1913 - Jorgen Jersild, composer
1914 - Shin Kanemaru, politician
1916 - Mary [Florence Elinor] Stewart, UK, sci-fi author (Crystal Cave)
1916 - Ove J Abildgaard, Danish poet (Uglegylp)
1917 - Isang Yun, composer
1917 - Lawrence Jacob, Atlantic City NJ, artist (Sanitarium)
1917 - Peter Bennett, London, actor (Leonides-Adv of Sir Lancelot)
1918 - Chaim Herzog, president (Israel, 1983-93)
1920 - Dinah Sheridan, actress (Genevieve, Railway Children)
1920 - Marjorie S Holt, (Rep-R-MD, 1973- )
1921 - Virgilio Barco Vargas, president of Colombia (1986-90)
1922 - Agostinho Neto, poet/president Angola [or Dec 27]
1922 - Naomi Datta, geneticist
1922 - Ursula Howells, London, actress (Girly, Murder is Announced)
1923 - Hank Williams, country singer (Cold, Cold Heart, Hey Good Lookin')
1923 - John Hale, linguist
1926 - Bill Black, rocker
1926 - Donald Acheson, England's chief medical officer
1926 - Reginald Marsh, actor (Sicilians, It Happened Here)
1927 - George Blanda, Penn, NFL kicker/quarterback (Bears, Oilers, Raiders)
1927 - Ted Weiss, (Rep-D-NY, 1977-92)
1928 - Brian Matthew, British disc jockey
1928 - Roddy McDowall, London Engld, actor (Planet of Apes, Lord Love a Duck)
1929 - John Stewart-Clark, MEP ©
1929 - Lord Craig of Radley, marshal (RAF)
1929 - Stirling Moss, London England, race car driver
1929 - Pat Crowley, American actress
1930 - David Huddleston, Vinton Va, actor (How the West Was Won)
1930 - Dorothy Loudon, Cambridge Mass, actress/singer (Garry Moore Show)
1930 - Edgar Dean Mitchell, Hereford Texas, Capt USN/astronaut (Apollo 14)
1930 - Gwyn Francis, British Forestry commissioner
1930 - Thomas P Stafford, Weatherford Ok, USAF/astronaut (Gem 6 9, Ap 10 18)
1930 - Jim Rohn, American business philosopher
1930 - Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist
1931 - Anne Bancroft, Bronx, actr (Graduate, Miracle Worker)/Mrs Mel Brooks
1933 - Charles E Grassley, (Sen-R-Iowa, 1981- )
1933 - D A Fenner, British headmaster (Alleyn's School)
1933 - Desmond Fennell, British high court judge
1933 - Patricia Crowley, Olyphant Pa, actress (Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
1933 - Dorothy Loudon, American actress (d. 2003)
1934 - Little Milton [Campbell], rocker
1934 - Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly, Ca, tennis, 1st woman grand slam (1953)
1934 - Orlando Cepeda, Giants player (NL MVP 1967)
1935 - Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1935 - Timothy Bavin, Bishop of Portsmouth
1936 - Jennifer Dickson, artist/photographer
1936 - Mischa de Vreede, poetess (Our Eternal Hunger)
1936 - Richard Gaskell, solicitor/president (Law Society)
1937 - Albertine Sarrazin, French author (L'astragale, La Cavale)
1937 - Orlando Cepeda, Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player
1938 - Alec Broers, master (Churchill College Cambridge)
1938 - Paul Benedict, Silver City NM, actor (Harry-Jeffersons)
1939 - David H Souter, Weir NH, 107th Supreme Court Justice (1990- )
1939 - Joseph Mosikili, South African actor/singer
1939 - Lamonte McLemore, St Louis Mo, rock vocalist (5th Dimension)
1939 - Shelby Flint, American singer
1940 - Jan Eliasson, Swedish diplomat
1940 - Sotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (d. 2007)
1941 - Robert T Matsui, (Rep-D-California, 1979- )
1941 - William Grut, Sweden, penthalete (Olympic-gold-1948)
1942 - Beverly Aadland, Hollywood Cal, Errol Flynns last girlfriend
1942 - Desmond Lynam, British sportscaster
1942 - Doris Brown-Heritage, US, 800m track star (Olympic-gold-1968)
1942 - Robert Graysmith, Zodiac killer researcher
1943 - Samuel T Durrance, Tallahassee Fl, PhD/astronaut (STS 35, STS 67)
1943 - Sarah Lucas, theatre administrator
1944 - Mary Lou Crocker, LPGA golfer
1944 - Reinhold Messner, Italian mountain climber (Mount Everest)
1945 - Phil Jackson, Deer Lodge Montana, NBA star (Knicks)/coach (Bulls)
1945 - Bruce Spence, New Zealand actor
1946 - Billy Bonds, British soccer player
1946 - Michael Jack, British minister of state-home office
1947 - Jeff MacNelly, Puliter Prize-winning cartoonist (Shoe)
1947 - Robert Kidd, marine geoscientist
1947 - Tessa Jowell, British MP
1948 - John Ritter, Burbank Calif, actor (Jack-3's Company, Hearts Afire)
1948 - Patricia Kluge, Baghdad Iraq, wife of Billionaire John Kluge
1950 - Fee Waybill, Ohaha Neb, rocker (Tubes)
1950 - Narendra Modi, Indian politician
1950 - Chris Heister, Swedish politician
1951 - Cassandra Peterson, [Elvira], KS, actress (Echo Park, Elvira)
1952 - Steve Sanders, Richland Ga, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)
1953 - Altaf Hussain, Pakistani politician and founder of MQM
1954 - Joël-François Durand, French composer
1955 - Rita Rudner, comedienne (Funny People)
1955 - Scott William Simpson, San Diego CA, PGA golfer (1987 US Open)
1955 - Koralia Karanti, Greek actress
1955 - Charles Martinet, American actor
1956 - Thad Bosley. American major league baseball player
1956 - Brian Andreas, American writer, sculptor, painter and publisher
1957 - David Bintley, choreographer
1958 - Daniel Nunez, Cuba, weightlifter (Olympic-gold-1980)
1959 - Hank Ilesic, Edmonton, CFL punter, place kicker (Edmonton, Toronto)
1960 - Hank Baran, San Diego Calif, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Won Mexican)
1960 - John Franco, Brooklyn NY, pitcher (NY Mets)
1960 - Terry Nihen, Concord Mass, playmate (December, 1983)
1961 - Pamela Ann Melroy, Palo Alto Calif, Major USAF/astronaut (sk:STS 92)
1961 - Ty Tabor, American guitarist and singer (King's X)
1962 - Dustin Nguyen, Saigon Vietnam, actor (Harry-21 Jump Street)
1962 - Wayne Riley, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer
1962 - Baz Luhrmann, Australian film director
1963 - Masahiro Chono, wrestler (NJPW)
1963 - Rami Saari, Israeli poet and translator
1963 - Michael Adler, American businessman
1963 - Steven Dye, English musician (Scarlet Party), (The Alan Parsons Project)
1963 - Wendy Northcutt, Author of the Darwin Awards
1963 - Amy Roloff, American reality star
1963 - James Urbaniak, American actor
1964 - Christian Conrad, actor (Charley Hannah, High Mountain Rangers)
1964 - Karen Straker, horse show jumper
1965 - Yuji Naka, Japanese video game programmer
1965 - Guy Picciotto, American musician (Rites of Spring, Fugazi)
1965 - Bryan Singer, American director
1966 - Fred Childress, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders)
1967 - Dan Dupuis, Ashcroft BC, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Canadian Golf)
1967 - Derek Ware, NFL tight end (Cin Bengals)
1967 - Malik Yoba, actor (NY Undercover-Det JC Williams)
1967 - Maurice Hurst, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
1968 - Lord Jammer, rocker (Brand Nubian)
1968 - Stacey Dillard, NFL defensive tackle (NY Giants)
1968 - Suzy Cote, Santa Barbara Calif, actress (Samantha-Guiding Light)
1968 - Valeri Zelepukin, NHL forward (NJ Devils, Team Russia Oly-Sil-98)
1968 - Anastacia, American singer
1968 - Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece
1969 - Keith Flint, singer/musician (Prodigy)
1969 - Rob Zamuner, NHL forward (Tampa Bay Lightning, Team Canada 1998)
1969 - Ken Doherty, Irish snooker player
1970 - Al Fontenot, NFL defensive end (Chic Bears)
1970 - Ashley Ambrose, NFL cornerback (Indianapolis Colts)
1970 - Mark Brunell, NFL quarterback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1970 - Wolfgang Kromp, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
1971 - Annika Duckmark, Miss Universe-Sweden (1996)
1971 - David Hynes, Australian baseball outfielder (Olympics-1996)
1971 - Octus Polk, NFL guard (Chic Bears)
1971 - Paul Janssen, soccer player (Fortuna S, NAC)
1972 - Allen Williams, NFL running back (Detroit Lions)
1972 - Darrius Johnson, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
1972 - Bobby Lee, American comedian
1973 - David Reid, Phila, light middleweight boxer (Olympics-gold-96)
1973 - Demis Nikolaidis, Greek footballer
1973 - Ada Choi, Hong Kong actress
1974 - Bas Leferink, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
1974 - Jason Hewitt, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)
1974 - Rasheed Wallace, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)
1974 - Tormod Granheim, Norwegian adventurer
1974 - Mirah, American musician
1975 - Jimmie Johnson, American race car driver
1975 - Austin St. John, American actor
1975 - Constantine Maroulis, American singer
1976 - Jonathan Nichols, Wilmington Del, dance skater (& Tami Tyler)
1976 - Trincy Low, Miss Malaysia Universe (1997)
1976 - Daniella Rush, Czech pornographic actress
1977 - Becky Turner, Marietta Ga, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)
1977 - Latoya Warning, Suriname 4th Miss Teenager (1993)
1977 - Tony Goskowicz, Wauwautosa Wis, short track skater (Olympics-1994)
1977 - Simone Perrotta, Italian football player
1978 - Shawn Horcoff, Canadian ice hockey player
1979 - Steffen Algreen, Danish footballer
1979 - Akin Ayodele, American football player
1979 - Chuck Comeau, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
1980 - Asashoryu Akinori, Mongolian sumo wrestler (born as Dolgorsuren Dagvador)
1980 - Danny Haren, American baseball player
1981 - Bakari Koné, Ivorian footballer
1981 - Casey Janssen, American baseball player
1981 - Francis Manioru, Solomon Islander sprinter
1981 - Jonathan Radtke, American musician (Kill Hannah)
1982 - Hope Larson, American illustrator and cartoonist
1982 - Garth Murray, Canadian ice hockey player
1983 - Jennifer Peña, American singer
1984 - Eugenia Volodina, Russian supermodel
1985 - Alexander Ovechkin, Russian hockey player
1985 - Brendan Clarke, Irish Soccer Player with St. Patrick's Athletic
1985 - Jon Walker, American musician (Panic at the Disco)
1985 - TomᚠBerdych, Czech tennis player
1985 - Mason Raymond, Canadian ice hockey player
1986 - Landry Mulemo, Belgian footballer
1986 - Dimitrios Regas, Greek sprinter
1987 - Paul Huntington, English footballer
1991 - Jordan McCoy, American entertainer
1994 - Taylor Ware, American yodeler



Deaths on September 17

1179 - Hildegard van Bingen, mystic/composer (Ordo Virtutum), dies at 81
1312 - Ferdinand V, king of Castile/Leon, dies at 26
1322 - Robert III of Flanders (b. 1249)
1422 - Constantine II of Bulgaria
1563 - Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland, English soldier
1574 - Pedro Menendez de Aviles, soldier/navigator, dies
1575 - Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss religious reformer (b. 1504)
1604 - Lucas Osiander, composer, dies at 69
1621 - Robert Bellarmine, Italian saint (b. 1542)
1630 - Thomas Lake, English statesman (b. 1567)
1652 - Bonaventura Elsevier, book publisher/merchant, dies at about 69
1665 - Philip IV, King of Spain (1621-55), dies
1676 - Sabbatai Zevi, Montenegrin rabbi, kabbalist, and founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement (b. 1626)
1679 - Juan Jose of Austrian, Spanish gen/gov of Netherlands, dies at 50
1679 - John of Austria the Younger, Spanish general (b. 1629)
1702 - Olof Rudbeck, composer, dies at 71
1727 - Glückel of Hameln, German businesswoman (b. 1647)
1732 - Josef Antonin Planicky, composer, dies at 40
1762 - Francesco Xaverio Geminiani, composer, dies at 74
1771 - Tobias George Smollett, novelist (Adv of Roderick Random), dies at 50
1803 - Franz Xaver Sussmayr, composer, dies
1808 - Benjamin Bourne, American politician (b. 1755)
1820 - Henri Hamal, composer, dies at 76
1823 - Abraham L Breguet, French clock maker, dies at 76
1824 - Giacomo Tritto, composer, dies at 91
1836 - Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (b. 1748)
1839 - Ethel Mary Dell, [Mrs G T Savage], romantic novelist, dies
1846 - Francesco Giuseppi Pollini, composer, dies at 84
1858 - Dred Scott, US slave (REV-decision Supreme court), dies
1862 - Lawrence O'Bryan Branch, (Rep-D)/Confederate brig-general, dies at 41
1862 - William Edwin Starke, Conf brig-gen, dies in battle at about 48
1863 - Albartus Telting, Fries poet/2nd-Member of parliament, dies
1863 - Alfred Victor Comte de Vigny, poet, dies
1864 - Walter Savage Landor, author, dies
1868 - Roman Nose (Wiquini), Cheyenne indian leader, dies
1869 - Peter M Roget, England, lexographer (Roget's Thesaurus), dies
1873 - Alexander Berry, Scottish adventurer (b. 1781)
1877 - William Henry Fox Talbot, photographic pioneer, dies at 77
1879 - Eugene Emmanuel Violletle-Duc, gothic archetect, dies
1879 - Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect (b. 1814)
1884 - Louis Schubert, composer, dies at 56
1892 - Ignaz V Zingerle Edler von Simmersberg, Austrian, dies
1894 - Deng Shichang, Chinese admiral (b. 1849)
1895 - Auguste Toulet, Belgian balloonist, dies
1899 - Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist (b. 1842)
1907 - Ignaz Brull, composer, dies at 60
1908 - Thomas E Selfridge, earlier US aviator, 1st to die in an air crash
1926 - August Sauer, Austria literature historian, dies at 70
1933 - Joseph De Piro, Maltese missionary (b. 1877)
1934 - Edmund van der Straeten, composer, dies at 79
1936 - Ettie Annie Rout, New Zealand activist (b. 1877)
1938 - Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet (b. 1901)
1943 - Dick Tyldesley, cricketer (7 Tests for England), dies
1944 - ... Kussin, German gen-maj/commanding Arnhem, dies in battle
1946 - Frank Burke, American baseball player (b. 1880)
1948 - Count Folke Bernadotte, UN mediator for Palestine, assassinated
1948 - Lillian Brainthwaite, Brit actress (Man About the House), dies at 75
1948 - Ruth Benedict, anthropoligst, dies
1951 - Jimmy Yancey, American pianist (b. 1898)
1953 - Emil Ermatinger, Switz, literature critic, dies at 80
1953 - Henry Holden Huss, composer, dies at 91
1956 - Mildred E "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias, (Olympic-gold-1932), dies at 42
1957 - John W "John" Eisenloeffel, goldsmith, dies at 81
1958 - Eugene Jungers, Belgian governor of Rwanda Urundi, dies at 70
1958 - Friedrich Adolf Paneth, Austrian/British chemist, dies at 71
1959 - Bert Leysen, Belgian TV director, dies at 39
1960 - Jose Sancho Marraco, composer, dies at 81
1961 - Adnan Menderes, PM of Turkey (1950-60), dies at 62
1961 - Simon Delmonte, actor/director (Bleke Bet), dies at 68
1966 - Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58), dies at 35
1972 - Akim Tamiroff, actor (Hotel Paradisio, Lord Jim), dies at 72
1973 - Hugo Winterhalter, composer, dies at 63
1979 - Miloslav Kabelac, composer, dies at 71
1980 - Anastasio Somoza, former Nicaraguan Pres, assassinated in Paraguay
1980 - Katherine A Porter, US author (Ship of Fools, Pulit-66), dies at 90
1982 - Manos Loïzos, Greek composer (b. 1937)
1983 - Humberto Madeiros, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 67
1984 - Richard Basehart, actor (Rage), dies following several strokes at 70
1985 - Laura Ashley, Welsh fashion designer, dies by accident
1986 - Patricia Phoenix, English actress (Coronation Street), dies at 62
1987 - Harry Locke, British character actor (b. 1913)
1989 - Jay Stewart, annoucer on Lets Make a Deal, commits suicide
1991 - Zino Francescatti, French violinist (b. 1902)
1992 - Feodor Chaliapin Jr, actor (King's *bleep*), dies after illness at 87
1992 - William A Swanberg, biographer (Henry Luce, Pulitzer 1973), dies at 84
1993 - Christian Nyby, US director (Big Sleep, Thing), dies at 80
1994 - Henk Figee, author/publisher (Shoes of the Sea), dies at 46
1994 - John DeLaFose, zydeco musician, dies at 55
1994 - Karl R Popper, philosopher (Poverty of Historianism), dies at 92
1994 - Paul Nicholas Young, architect, dies at 47
1995 - Grady Sutton, actor (Come Blow Your Horn, Flying Blind), dies at 87
1995 - Yehuda Meir Getz, rabbi/soldier/religious leader, dies at 71
1995 - Lucien Victor, Belgian cyclist (b. 1931)
1996 - Jessie "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" Hill, jazz musician, dies at 63
1997 - Jan Peder Syse, PM of Norway (1989-90), dies
1997 - John Seldon Whale, theologian, dies at 100
1997 - Red Skelton, comedian (Red Skelton Show), dies at 84
1998 - Ted Binion, Las Vegas casino heir (b. 1943)
1999 - Frankie Vaughan, British singer (b. 1928)
2000 - Nicole Reinhart, American cyclist (b. 1976)
2000 - Paula Yates, English TV personality (b. 1960)
2001 - Lou Dog, Sublime mascot.
2003 - Erich Hallhuber, German actor (b. 1951)
2005 - Alfred Reed, American composer (b. 1921)
2006 - Patricia Kennedy Lawford, American socialite (b. 1924)
2009 - Noordin Mohammad Top, Malaysian Islamist terrorist (b. 1968)



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History, Births, and Deaths for September 21


1192 - English king Richard I the Lion hearted, captured
1217 - The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights.
1348 - Jews in Zurich Switzerland are accused of poisoning wells
1435 - Treaty of Atrecht: Philip of Bourgondy vs French king Charles II
1451 - Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa orders Jews of Holland to wear a badge
1589 - Battle at Arques: French king Henri IV beats Catholic League
1591 - French bishops recognize Henri IV as king of France
1621 - King James of England gives Canada to Sir Alexander Sterling
1648 - -23] Battle at Pilawce: Bohdan Chmielricki's beats John Casimir [NS]
1676 - Benedetto Odescalchi elected as Pope Innocent XI
1677 - John & Nicolaas van der Heyden patents fire extinguisher
1745 - Battle at Preston Pans: Bonnie Prince Charles beats English army
1746 - French expeditionary army occupies Labourdonnais & Dupleix Madras
1765 - Antoine de Beauterne announces he had killed the Beast of Gévaudan, but was later proved wrong by more attacks.
1776 - 5 days after British take NY, a ¼ of city burns down
1776 - Great fire in NY
1776 - Nathan Hale, spied on British for American rebels, arrested
1780 - Benedict Arnold gives British Major Andre plans to West Point
1784 - 1st daily newspaper in America (Penns Packet & General Advertiser)
1784 - Pennsylvania Packet & Daily Advertiser 1st success US daily newspaper
1792 - 1st French Republic forms
1792 - Proposal by Collot D'Herbois, to abolish the monarchy in France
1814 - "Star Spangled Banner" published as a poem
1815 - King Willem I takes oath in Brussels
1823 - Moroni 1st appears to Joseph Smith, according to Smith
1827 - According to Joseph Smith, Jr., the angel Moroni gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of which Joseph translated into The Book of Mormon.
1837 - Charles Tiffany founded his jewelry & china stores
1860 - In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao.
1863 - Union forces retreat to Chattanooga after defeat at Chickamauga
1872 - John Henry Conyers of SC becomes 1st black student at Annapolis
1883 - 1st direct US-Brazil telegraph connection
1885 - Dutch demonstrate for general voting right
1893 - Frank Duryea drives 1st US made gas propelled vehicle (car)
1895 - 1st auto manufacturer opens-Duryea Motor Wagon Company
1896 - General Kitcheners army occupies Dongola Sudan
1897 - NY Sun runs famous "Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus," editorial
1898 - China's empress-mother Ci Xi & emperor De Zong arrested
1898 - Empress Dowager Cixi seizes power and ends the Hundred Days' Reform in China.
1903 - 1st cowboy film "Kit Carson," premieres in US
1905 - Atlanta Life Insurance Co forms
1906 - Yankee 1st baseman Hal Chase's 22 put-outs ties record
1913 - 1st aerobatic maneuver, sustained inverted flight, performed in France
1913 - Turkey & Bulgaria sign peace treaty in Constantinople
1915 - CH Chubb buys Stonehenge for £6,600
1915 - Emanuel Querido ("Kerido") begins publishing Querido
1919 - 33rd US Womens Tennis: Hazel H Wightman beats M Zinderstein (61 62)
1921 - Gas explodes at Bradishe Aniline chemical works in Germany, 565 die
1921 - Pope Benedictus XV donates 1 million lire to feed Russians
1921 - Oppau explosion, a storage silo at a fertilizer producing plant exploded in Oppau, Germany, 500—600 killed.
1922 - Pres Warren G Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine
1928 - "My Weekly Reader" magazine made its debut
1929 - 1st legal pass in Canada was thrown by Gerry Seiberling & 1st reception by Ralph Losie of Calgary Altomah-Tigers against Edmonton
1930 - Johann Ostermeyer patents flashbulb
1931 - Britain abandons gold standard/pound devalues 20%
1933 - Trial against Marinus der Lubbe opens
1934 - St Louis Card Paul Dean no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 3-0
1934 - Typhoon strikes Honshu Island Japan, kills 4,000
1936 - Spanish fascist junta names Franco to generalissimo/supreme commander
1937 - J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" is published
1938 - Hurricane (183 MPH winds) in New England kills 700
1938 - Winston Churchill condemns Hitler's annexation of Czechoslovakia
1938 - The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people.
1939 - Reinhard Heydrich meets in Berlin to discuss final solution of Jews
1941 - US launches its 1st Liberty-ship, "Patrick Henry"
1942 - 116 hostages executed by Nazis in Paris
1942 - Transport nr 35 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1943 - Arundel (Solomon Island) in US hands
1943 - Lynch Triangle (Square) in Bronx named
1943 - Russian 13th/61st Army reconquer Chyernigov
1943 - Soviet forces reach Dnjepr
1944 - Last British paratroopers at bridge of Arnhem surrenders
1946 - Indians play their final game in League Park, ending a 55-year stay
1948 - "Texaco Star Theater" with Milton Berle premieres on NBC-TV
1949 - Chinese Communist leaders proclaims People's Republic of China
1949 - Federal Republic of [West] Germany created under 3-power occupation
1950 - George Marshall sworn in as the 3rd Secretary of Defense of United States.
1951 - Emil Zatopek runs 15,000m in record 44 min, 54.6 sec
1953 - Allied forces form West Germany
1953 - KRDO TV channel 13 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (ABC) 1st broadcast
1954 - 1st nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, commissioned
1954 - Kleffens appointed chairman of General Meeting UN
1955 - Last allied occupying troops leave Austria
1955 - Rocky Marciano KOs Archie Moore in 9 for heavyweight boxing title
1955 - USSR performs nuclear test
1955 - Heavyweight champ Rocky Mariano KOs Archie Moore in round 9
1956 - Yanks set dubious record, stranding 20 men on base Mantle hits a 500' plus homer but Red Sox win 13-9 in Fenway
1957 - "Perry Mason" with Raymond Burr premieres on CBS-TV
1957 - German sailing school ship Pamir sails Atlantic Ocean
1957 - Olav V, becomes king of Norway
1957 - Pote Sarasin forms govt in Thailand
1958 - 1st airplane flight exceeding 1200 hours, lands, Dallas Tx
1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1959 - 600 Indian Dutch emigrate to US
1961 - Antonio Abertondo swims English Channel round trip (44 miles)
1961 - Maiden flight of the CH-47 Chinook transportation helicopter.
1964 - Constellation (US) beats Sovereign (England) in 20th America's Cup
1964 - Malta gains independence from Britain
1964 - Reds Chico Ruiz steals home, beats Phillies 1-0. Phillies start a 10 game losing streak that gives Cards the pennant
1964 - Malta becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
1964 - The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world's first Mach 3 bomber, made its maiden flight from Palmdale, California.
1965 - O Kommissarova (USSR) sets women's longest parachute jump (46,250')
1965 - Singapore admitted as a part of the United Nations.
1966 - 5" of rain falls on NYC
1966 - Jimmy Hendrix changes spelling of his name to Jimi
1967 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1969 - 58th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Cleveland (5-0)
1969 - Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
1969 - NY Jet Steve O'Neal punts 98 yards against Denver Broncos
1969 - Ron Hill wins European marathon (2:16:47.8)
1970 - "Monday Night Football" premieres on ABC - Browns 31, Jets 21
1970 - KAPP TV channel 35 in Yakima, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1970 - Luna 16 leaves Moon
1970 - Oakland A's Vida Blue no-hits Minn Twins, 6-0
1970 - New York Times starts first modern op-ed page.
1971 - AL OKs Washington Senator move to Arlington (Texas Rangers)
1971 - John Lennon & Yoko Ono are Dick Cavett's only guest
1972 - Marcos declares martial law in Philippines
1972 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1973 - Jackson Pollocks painting "Blue Poles" sold for $2,000,000
1973 - NY Mets go into 1st place (at .500) after trailing 12½ games
1973 - Nate Archibald signs 7 yr contract with NBA KC Kings for $450,000
1974 - US Mariner 10 makes 2nd fly-by of Mercury
1975 - Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
1976 - Wings performs in Zagreb Yugoslavia
1976 - Orlando Letelier is assassinated in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the Chilean socialist government of Salvador Allende, overthrown in 1973 by Augusto Pinochet.
1977 - US minister of Foreign affairs Cyrus Vance dismissed
1979 - Two RAF Hawker Siddeley Harrier jump-jets from RAF Wittering collide over the UK. Both pilots ejected safely. One of the jets broke up in midair and fell harmlessly into a field but the other dropped onto the centre of Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, destroying two houses and a bungalow. Several people were injured in the accident and three people were killed.
1980 - Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic
1980 - LA Ram Johnnie Johnson scores a 99 yard interception
1980 - Richard Todd of NY Jets completes 42 passes in a game (NFL record)
1980 - Kerry GAA beat Roscommon GAA in Croke Park during the All-Ireland Football Final by 1-9 to 1-6 thus winning the championship and a three-in-a-row.
1981 - Belize (British Honduras) gains independence from UK
1981 - Sandra Day O'Conner becomes 1st female Supreme Court Justice
1981 - Steve Carlton strikes out NL record 3,118th (Andre Dawson)
1982 - 2,251 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
1982 - Devils beat Rangers 3-2 in exhibition; 1st hockey in Meadowlands (NJ)
1982 - NFL players begin a 57 day strike
1982 - SF cable cars cease operations for 2 years of repairs
1982 - STS-5 vehicle moves to launch pad
1983 - 11 killed in anti Marcos demonstrations in Manila
1983 - David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross," premieres in London
1983 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 - NASA launches Galaxy-C
1985 - Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 to become Heavyweight Boxing Champion
1986 - 38th Emmy Awards: Golden Girls, Cagney & Lacey & Michael J Fox win
1986 - Miami Dan Marino passes for 6 touchdowns vs NY Jets (51-45)
1986 - NY Jets beat Miami Dolphins 51-45 in OT; record 884 passing yards
1986 - New Orleans Saints Mel Gray returns kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown
1986 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
1986 - SD Padre Jimmy Jones pitchs 1-hitter in his major league debut
1986 - Kerry GAA beat Tyrone GAA in Croke Park during the All-Ireland Football Final by 2-15 to 1-10 thus winning the championship and a three-in-a-row.
1987 - 3 Belgian minesweepers depart to Persians Gulf
1988 - Mike Tyson smashes TV camera outside his Bernardsville NJ home
1989 - Poland's Sejm (National Assembly) approves prime minister Mazowiecki
1990 - Oakland A's Bob Welch becomes 1st 25 game winner in 10 years
1990 - Pirate Bobby Bond is 2nd to hit 30 HRs & steal 50 bases in a season (so he can play in 6 decades) because it is a publicity stunt
1990 - Faye Vincent turns down White Sox bid to reinstate Minnie Minoso, 68
1991 - Armenia votes on whether to remain in Soviet Union
1991 - USA Basketball announces "Dream Team" for the 1992 Olympics
1993 - Ukraine govt of Kutshma resigns
1994 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Ft Laud/Miami Fl (WBGG 105.9 FM)
1995 - The Hindu milk miracle occurs, in which statues of the Hindu God Ganesh began drinking milk when spoonfuls were placed near their mouths.
1996 - Christie Brinkey gets married for 4th time, she marries Peter Cook
1996 - John F Kennedy Jr marries Caroline Bisset
1997 - Brickyard Crossing Senior Golf Championhsip
1997 - Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA PING Welch's Championship
1997 - Mike Piazza is 2nd to hit a HR out of Dodger Stadium
1997 - NY Yankee Cecil Fielder hits his 300th HR
1997 - Tim Herron wins Texas Golf Open shooting a 271
1999 - Chi-Chi earthquake occurs in central Taiwan, leaving about 2,400 people dead.
2001 - Deep Space 1 flies within 2,200 km of Comet Borrelly.
2001 - University of Roorkee, becomes India's 7th Indian Institute of Technology, rechristened as IIT Roorkee
2001 - AZF chemical plant explodes in Toulouse, France, killing 29 people
2003 - Galileo mission terminated by sending the probe into Jupiter's atmosphere, where it is crushed by the pressure at the lower altitudes.
2004 - The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People's War and the Maoist Communist Centre of India merge to form the Communist Party of India (Maoist).
2004 - Construction of the Burj Dubai starts.
2008 - Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the two last remaining independent investment banks on Wall Street, become bank holding companies as a result of the subprime mortgage crisis.
2008 - President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa resigns from office, effective September 25.
2008 - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel formally resigns from office, effective as soon as his successor Tzipi Livni has successfully assembled a new government.
2008 - The final home game is played at Yankee Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles.



Births on September 21

1051 - Bertha of Savoy, German queen and Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1087)
1328 - Hongwu Emperor of China (d. 1398)
1372 - Frederik I van Hohenzollern, monarch of Brandenburg (1417-40)
1411 - Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, claimant to the English throne (d. 1460)
1415 - Frederick III, Innsbruck Austria, German Emperor (1440-1493)
1428 - Jingtai Emperor of China (d. 1457)
1452 - Girolamo Savonarola, monk/reformer/dictator of Florence (1494-98)
1527 - Matthaus Ludecus, composer
1629 - Philip Cardinal Howard, English Catholic cardinal (d. 1694)
1645 - Louis Joliet, Canadian explorer (d. 1700)
1706 - Jacob Wilhelm Lustig, composer
1706 - Polyxena Christina of Hesse-Rotenburg, queen of Sardinia (d. 1735)
1728 - Louis Emmanuel Eadin, composer
1737 - Francis Hopkinson, US, writer/lawyer (helped design Stars & Stripes)
1752 - Louise MC, countess of Albany
1756 - John Loudon McAdam, created macadam road surface (asphalt)
1758 - Christopher Gore, 8th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1827)
1760 - Gaetano Valeri, composer
1760 - Ivan Dmitriev, Russian statesman (d. 1837)
1788 - Margaret Smith Taylor, 1st lady (1849-50)
1817 - Carter Littlepage Stevenson, Major General (Confederate Army)
1817 - Charles Balmer, composer
1819 - Princess Louise Marie Thérèse of France (d. 1864)
1820 - Williams Carter Wickham, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1824 - Joseph Andrew Jackson Lightburn, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1827 - Michael Corcoran, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1832 - Friedrich Wilhelm Langhans, composer
1832 - Samuel Sprigg Carroll, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1893
1833 - Josef Richard Rozkosny, composer
1840 - Murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876)
1842 - Abd-ul-Hamid II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1918)
1843 - David Emlyn Evans, composer
1849 - Edmund Gosse, London, translator/critic (Father & Son)
1849 - Maurice Barrymore, Indian-born patriarch of the Barrymore family (d. 1905)
1853 - Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist (liquid helium, Nobel 1913)
1859 - Cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron/writer (Sursum Corda, Ace Knave)
1862 - James E. Talmage, LDS apostle and author (d. 1933)
1863 - John Bunny, American film comedian (d. 1915)
1866 - Charles Jean Henri Nicolle France, bacteriologist (Nobel-1928)
1866 - H. G. Wells, English writer (d. 1946)
1867 - Henry Lewis Stimson, US minister of War (1911-13)
1869 - Henryk Melcer-Szczawinski, composer
1871 - Ernst Heldring, Dutch merchant/ship owner/financier
1873 - Papa Jack Laine, American musician (d. 1966)
1874 - Gustav Theodore Holst, Cheltenham, England, composer (Planets)
1880 - Henry Louis Mencken, US essayist/critic (American Mercury)
1882 - Alf Thorbald Hurum, composer
1884 - Hugh "Shorty" Ray, supervisor of NFL officials, HOF member
1885 - Thomas Alexandrovich de Hartmann, composer
1886 - Teiichi Igarashi, Japan, climed Mt Fuji at age 99
1887 - Lodewijk de Vocht, composer
1889 - Otto Forst de Battaglia, Austrian diplomat/genealogist
1893 - Moses Pergament, composer
1894 - Tullio Carminati, Zara Dalmatia Italy, actor (Roman Holiday)
1895 - Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet (d. 1925)
1898 - Tushar Kanti Ghosh, world's oldest/longest serving newspaper Editor
1899 - Luc Haesaerts, Flemish art critic (Flandre)
1899 - Frederick Coutts, the 8th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1986)
1901 - Adele Bochner
1902 - Allen Lane, English publisher/founder (Penguin Books)
1902 - Learie [Nicholas] Constantine, Trinidad cricket player
1902 - Limari Salminen, Finland, 10K run (Olympic-gold-1936)
1904 - Hans Hartung, German/French painter
1905 - Robert Lebel, French Canadian ice hockey executive (d. 1999)
1906 - Derrick De Marney, London England, actor (Inheritance)
1906 - Henry Beachell, American plant breeder (d. 2006)
1907 - Helen Foster Snow, writer
1907 - Lloyd Gough, actor (Mike Axford-Green Hornet)
1912 - Chuck Jones, animator (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck)
1912 - György Sándor, Hungarian pianist (d. 2005)
1913 - Ulrich Ernst Simon, theologian
1914 - John Kluge, Chemnitz Germany, media CEO (Metromedia)/billionaire
1916 - Jagernath Lachmon, premier Suriname
1916 - Françoise Giroud, French journalist and politician (d. 2003)
1917 - Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (d. 1968)
1918 - Rand Brooks, LA Calif, actor (Cpl Boone-Rin Tin Tin)
1919 - Aya Zikken, author (Atlasvlinder, Rameh)
1919 - Mario Bunge, Argentine philosopher and physicist
1919 - Fazlur Rahman, Pakistani scholar (d. 1988)
1920 - Jay Ward, cartoonist (Rocky & his Friends, Bullwinkle)
1922 - Lode Backx, Flemish pianist
1923 - Harry JN Vane 11th Lord Barnard, English large landowner
1924 - Gail Russell, Chicago IL, actress (Uninvited, Moonrise, Unseen)
1926 - Donald A Glaser, physicist (Nobel-1960)
1926 - Noor Jehan, Pakistani singer and actress (d. 2000)
1929 - Bernard Williams, English philosopher (d. 2003)
1929 - Sándor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer (d. 1979)
1930 - Dawn Addams, Felixstown Engl, actress (Alan Young Show, Star Maidens)
1931 - Larry Hagman, Fort Worth Tx, actor (I Dream of Jeannie, JR-Dallas)
1932 - Don Preston, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
1932 - Melvin Van Peebles, US, playwright/director (Watermelon Man)
1934 - Leonard Cohen, Montreal, singer/songwriter (Death of Ladies Man)
1935 - Henry Gibson, Germantown Pa, comedian (Nashville, Laugh-In's poet)
1935 - Jimmy Armfield, Former English Footballer and Manager
1936 - Yuriy Luzhkov, Russian politician, mayor of Moscow
1936 - Dickey Lee, American singer and songwriter
1938 - Atli Heimir Sveinsson, composer
1938 - Yuji Takahashi, composer
1940 - Bill Kurtis, Pensacola Fla, newscaster (American Parade)
1940 - Hermann Knoflacher, Austrian civil engineer
1941 - Tony Moon, rocker
1941 - R. James Woolsey, Jr., Central Intelligence Agency director
1941 - Jack Brisco, American professional wrestler
1942 - Ann Elder, Cleve Oh, comedienne (Smothers Brothers Show, Laugh-In)
1943 - Dickey Lee, [Dick Lipscomb], rocker
1944 - Fannie Flagg, Birmingham Ala, actress/comediene (Candid Camera)
1944 - Hamilton Jordan, political advisor (Crisis, Last Year of Carter Pres)
1944 - Susan Maureen Fleetwood, Scotland, actress (Krays, Sacrifice)
1944 - Steve Beshear, Democratic Governor of Kentucky.
1945 - Bjarni V Tryggvason, Reykjavik Iceland, astronaut (STS 85)
1945 - Ombrettqa Colli, Italian entertainer
1945 - Richard Childress, NASCAR team owner
1945 - Shaw Clifton, the 18th General of The Salvation Army
1946 - Moritz Leuenberger, Swiss Federal Councilor
1947 - Don Felder, Gainesville Florida, American rocker (Eagles)
1947 - Stephen [Edwin] King, US, sci-fi author (Carrie, Shining, Kujo)
1947 - Marsha Norman, American playwright
1948 - Artis Gilmore, ABA all star (Kentucky Colonels)
1948 - Michael Finneran, diver (1st perfect 10 on 10m platform)
1950 - Bill Murray, Evanston Ill, comedian (SNL, What About Bob, Stripes)
1950 - Charles Clarke, British politician
1951 - Bob Franks, (Rep-R-NJ)
1951 - Bruce Arena, Bkln NY, soccer coach (Olympics-gold-96)
1951 - Henk Hofstede, Dutch singer/guitarist/keyboardist (Nits)
1951 - Aslan Maskhadov, Chechen rebel leader (d. 2005)
1952 - Anneliese Michel, German exorcism victim (d. 1976)
1953 - Betty Wright, rocker
1953 - John Mengatti, NYC, actor (Nick-White Shadow, For Love & Honor)
1954 - Philthy Animal, [Philip Taylor], rock drummer (Motorhead)
1954 - Shinzo Abe, Japanese politician
1955 - Rebecca Balding, Little Rock Ark, actress (Carla-Lou Grant, Soap)
1955 - Richard J Hieb, Jamestown ND, astronaut (STS 39, 49, 65)
1955 - Mika Kaurismäki, Finnish director
1956 - Jack Givens, American basketball player
1956 - Marta Kauffman, American television producer
1957 - Ethan Coen, Minneapolis Mn, producer (Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink)
1957 - Lynette Love, US tai kwan do champ 1987/(Olympics 1988)
1957 - Kevin Rudd, Australian politician
1958 - Rick Mahorn, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
1958 - Bruno Fitoussi, French poker player
1959 - Corrinne Drewery, rocker (Swing Out Sister-Swing Out)
1959 - David Coulier, Detroit, actor (Joey Gladstone-Full House)
1960 - David James Elliott, Toronto, actor (Seinfeld, Lt Harmon Rabb-Jag)
1961 - Michel R Vassallucci, French/Neth publisher (Arena)
1961 - Nancy Travis, NYC, actress (Kim-Almost Perfect, Chaplin, 8 Men Out)
1962 - Grant Fuhr, Edmonton Alberta, NHL goalie (Oilers)
1962 - Rob Morrow, New Rochelle NY, actor (Dr Fleishman-Northern Exposure)
1963 - Cecil Fielder, LA Calif, infielder (Detroit Tigers, NY Yankees)
1963 - Curtly Ambrose, Antiguan West Indies cricketer
1963 - Angus Macfadyen, Scottish actor
1964 - Danny Hoekman, soccer player (NEC)
1964 - Danny Villa, NFL guard (KC Chiefs)
1964 - Jorge Drexler, Uruguayan singer and composer
1965 - Richard Brown, NFL linebacker (Minn Vikings)
1966 - Ronna Reeves, Big Spring TX
1967 - Andrea Thies, Irvington NY, rower (Olympics-92, 96)
1967 - Romeo van Aerde, soccer player (RKC)
1967 - Faith Hill, American singer
1967 - Tyler Stewart, Canadian drummer (Barenaked Ladies)
1968 - Ricki Lake, NYC, actress (Hairspray)/talk show host (Ricki)
1968 - Trugoy, rocker (De La Soul)
1969 - Jason Christiansen, Omaha NE, pitcher (Pitts Pirates)
1969 - Lia Biehl, LPGA golfer
1969 - Randal Hill, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
1970 - Michael O'shea, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
1970 - John Cudia, American actor
1971 - Alfonso Ribeiro, NYC, actor/pianist (Alfonso-Silver Spoons)
1971 - John Crawley, English cricketer
1971 - Luke Wilson, American actor
1972 - Alicia Rickter, Long Beach CA, playmate (Oct, 1995)
1972 - Brooke Bushnell, LA Calif, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96)
1972 - Jon Kitna, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks)
1972 - Liam Gallagher, English singer (Oasis)
1972 - David Silveria, American drummer (KoЯn)
1973 - Virginia Ruano-Pascual, Madrid Spain, tennis star
1973 - Oswaldo Sanchez, Mexican footballer
1973 - Vanessa Grigoriadis, American journalist
1974 - Taral Hicks, American musician
1974 - Andy Todd, English footballer
1975 - Doug Davis, American baseball player
1976 - Adrian Olivo, Arlington Va, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
1976 - Jana Kandarr, tennis star
1976 - Poul Hübertz, Danish footballer
1976 - Jonas Bjerre, Danish singer and guitarist (Mew)
1977 - Brian Tallet, American baseball player
1978 - Doug Howlett, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1979 - Richard Dunne, Irish footballer
1979 - Chris Gayle, Jamaican West Indies cricketer
1979 - Julian Gray, English footballer
1979 - Jaymee Ong, Chinese-Australian model
1980 - Raegan Tomaster, East Patgchogue NY, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)
1980 - Robert Hoffman, American actor
1980 - Kareena Kapoor, Indian actress
1980 - Nyree Lewis, British Paralympic swimmer
1980 - Aleksa Palladino, American actress
1980 - Autumn Reeser, American actress
1980 - Tomas Scheckter, South African racing driver
1981 - Nicole Richie, American socialite
1981 - Rimi Sen, Indian actress
1981 - Meilinda Soerjoko, Indonesian-Australian actress
1982 - Eduardo Azevedo, Brazilian racing driver
1982 - Danny Kass, American snowboarder
1982 - Marat Izmailov, Russian footballer
1982 - Rowan Vine, English footballer
1983 - Joseph Mazzello, actor (Internal Affairs)
1983 - Fernando Cavenaghi, Argentinian footballer
1983 - Maggie Grace, American actress
1983 - Anna Meares, Australian cyclist
1984 - Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, American swimmer
1985 - Maryam Hassouni, Dutch actor
1986 - Faris Rotter, English vocalist (The Horrors)
1987 - Jimmy Clausen, American football player
1987 - Courtney Paris, American basketball player
1987 - Ashley Paris, American basketball player
1988 - Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Pakistani politician
1989 - Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, American skateboarder
1990 - Allison Scagliotti, American actress
1990 - Christian Serratos, American actress
1991 - Jordan Hasay, American track and field athlete
1998 - Brino quadruplets, American actor/actresses



Deaths on September 21

19 BC - Virgil, Roman poet (b. 70 BC)
454 - Aëtius, Roman general (bc. 396)
687 - Conon, Sicilian Pope (686-87), dies
1217 - Lembitu of Lehola, Estonian soldier
1327 - Edward II, king of England (1307-1327), assassinated at 43
1397 - Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (executed) (b. 1346)
1433 - Zweder van Kuilenberg, bishop of Utrecht
1440 - Frederik I van Hohenzollern, ruler Brandenburg (1417-40), dies at 68
1481 - Bartholomeus Platinum, Italian humanist/pontifical librarian, dies
1519 - Hans Backofen/Backoffen, German sculptor, dies at about 49
1520 - Selam I Jawuz, the Barse, poet/cruel sultan of Turkey, dies
1542 - Juan Boscán Almogáver, Spanish poet
1558 - Charles V, King of Spain (Carlos I)/Holy Roman Emperor, dies at 58
1576 - Girolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician, dies at 74
1586 - Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, viceroy of Naples (1571-75), dies at 69
1590 - Ascanio Trombeti, composer, dies at 45
1626 - François de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguières, Constable of France (b. 1543)
1629 - John Pieterszoon Coen, merchant/gov-gen of East-Indies, dies at 42
1705 - Willem Hadriaan of Nassau, corrupt mister of Odijck, dies
1719 - Johann Heinrich Acker, German writer (b. 1647)
1743 - Jai Singh II, King of Amber-Juiper (b. 1688)
1748 - John Balguy, English philosopher (b. 1686)
1796 - François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French general (b. 1769)
1798 - George Read, US judge/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 65
1809 - Alexander Reinagle, composer, dies at 53
1812 - Emmanuel Johann Joseph Schikaneder, composer, dies at 61
1820 - Joseph R Drake, US poet (American Flag), dies at 25)
1832 - Walter Scott, Scottish attorney/poet/writer (Ivanhoe), dies
1836 - John Stafford Smith, composer, dies at 86
1839 - Jacob Gottfried Weber, German composer, dies at 60
1860 - Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (b. 1788)
1874 - JBAL Leonce Elie the Beaumont, French geologist, dies at 75
1883 - Johannes van Vloten, Dutch man of letters/theologist, dies at 65
1897 - Wilhelm Wattenbach, German historian (b. 1819)
1904 - Chief Joseph, US indian chief (Nez Perces), dies
1905 - Rudolf Baumbach, writer of German student drinking songs, dies at 64
1906 - Samuel Arnold, Lincoln conspirator (b. 1838)
1908 - Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist/composer (Spanish Dancer), dies
1911 - Arab Pasha, "al-Misri" [Pasha Ahmad Arab), Egyptian minister, dies
1915 - Anthony Comstock, anti-vice crusader, dies at 71 in NYC
1922 - Tom Armitage, cricketer (England lob bowler v Australia 1877), dies
1926 - Leon Charles Thevenin, French telegraph engineer (b. 1857)
1937 - Henri [Lucien] Capitant, French lawyer, dies at 72
1938 - Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic Croatian writer (b. 1874)
1939 - Armand Calinescu, premier of Romania, murdered
1946 - Leo Bittermieux, Flemish missionary (Congo), dies at 66
1946 - Olga Engl, Austrian actress (b. 1971)
1947 - Harry Carey Sr, actor/director (Red River, Sundown), dies at 69
1953 - Roger Quilter, British composer, dies at 75
1954 - Kokichi Mikimoto, Japanese inventor (b. 1858)
1956 - Anastasio Somoza, Nicaraguan dictator, assassinated by Roliberto Lopez
1956 - Robert Mills Delaney, composer, dies at 53
1957 - Haakon VII (CF Charles WA), Danish king of Norway (1905-57), dies
1961 - Earle Dickson, inventor (band-aid), dies at 68
1961 - Maurice Delage, composer, dies at 81
1963 - Paulino Masip, Spanish playwright (b. 1899)
1964 - Jim Koethe, Dallas Times Herald reporter, killed by karate chop
1966 - Paul Reynaud, premier France (1940), dies
1970 - Gijsbert Friedhoff, architect (Wibautstrat tax office), dies
1971 - Bernardo Houssay, Argentine physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
1972 - Henry M de Montherlant, French author (Port Royal), dies at 76
1973 - Diana Sands, actress (Landlord, Raisin in the Sun), dies at 39
1973 - William CF Plomer, S Afr libretto writer (Curlew River), dies at 69
1974 - Jacqueline Susann, author (Valley of the Dolls), dies of cancer at 53
1974 - Walter Brennan, actor (Real McCoys), dies at 80
1976 - Orlando Letelier, minister Chile, dies
1979 - John McQuade, actor (Charlie Wild Private Detective), dies at 73
1980 - Ernest White, composer, dies at 80
1981 - Nigel Patrick, actor/director (Sapphire, Prize of Gold), dies at 68
1981 - Tony Aubin, composer, dies at 73
1982 - Hovhannes Bagramyan, Soviet general (b. 1897)
1985 - Gu Long, Taiwanese writer of wuxia novels (b. 1937)
1986 - Pierre Wigny, Belg minister of Foreign affairs (1958-61), dies at 81
1987 - Ruth Attaway, actress (Porgy & Bess, Conrack, Being There), dies
1987 - Jaco Pastorious, jazz bassist and composer (Weather Report) dies at 36
1988 - Christine Norden, actress (Little Shop of Horroers, Night Beat), dies
1988 - Henry Koster, director, dies
1988 - Robert Gwathmey, artist, dies at 85
1988 - Glenn Robert Davis, member of United States Congress (b. 1914
1989 - F Fischer, German war criminal (4, Two of Breda), dies
1991 - Angelo "Little Moe" Rossitto, dwarf actor (Carousel), dies at 83
1991 - Angelo Rossitto, dwarf known as "Little Moe"/actor (Dark), dies at 83
1991 - JA Mommersteeg, Dutch state sect of Defense (KVP), dies
1992 - Billy Williams, actor (Adv of Kit Carson), dies at 76 of brain tumor
1992 - Hans Rosenberg, astronomer/alderman of Utrecht, dies
1993 - Fernand Ledoux, Belgian/French actor (L'Homme de Londres), dies at 96
1993 - Kamaran Abdalla, Iraq/Engl/Neth actor (Best Thing in Life), dies at 34
1994 - Arthur Krim, US director (United Artists, Orion Pictures), dies
1994 - Oswald "Ossie" Stevens Nock, railway Writer, dies at 69
1995 - Irven Spence, animator, dies at 86
1995 - Peter Shankland, film maker/writer, dies at 94
1995 - Vernell Townsend, blues/gospel singer, dies at 64
1995 - William Murray, teacher/educationalist, dies at 83
1995 - Rudy Perpich, American politician (b. 1928)
1996 - John Stachniewski, scholar/teacher, dies at 42
1996 - Julius Silverman, politician, dies at 90
1996 - Sabine Zlatin, nurse, dies at 89
1997 - Tommy Cecil, ferryman, dies at 51
1997 - Jennifer Holt, American actress (b. 1920)
1998 - Florence Griffith Joyner, American athlete (b. 1959)
2000 - Bryan Smith, Man who ran over Stephen King (b. 1957)
2002 - Robert L. Forward, American physicist and writer (b. 1932)
2004 - Barry Noble Wakeman, American naturalist and educator (b. 1939)
2004 - Bob Mason, British actor (b. 1952)
2006 - Boz Burrell, English rock musician (b. 1946)
2007 - Hallgeir Brenden, Norwegian Olympic gold medalist (b. 1929)
2007 - Alice Ghostley, American actress (b. 1926)
2007 - Rex Humbard, American television evangelist (b. 1919)



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History, Births, and Deaths for September 23


951 - Otto I the Great becomes king of Italy
1122 - Concord of Worms
1122 - Concordat of Worms.
1408 - Battle of Othee
1459 - Battle of Blore Heath, the first major battle of the English Wars of the Roses, is fought at Blore Heath in Staffordshire.
1513 - King Henry III & Emperor Maximilian conquer Doornik
1561 - King Philip II of Spain forbids Spanish settlements in Florida
1642 - Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass, 1st commencement
1666 - Princess Maria of Orange-Nassau marries Mauritius earl of Simmeren
1719 - Liechtenstein declares independence from German empire
1739 - Russia & Turkey sign Peace of Belgrade
1746 - Jacob Gilles appointed Dutch pension advisor
1779 - John Paul Jones' "Bon Homme Richard" defeats HMS Serepis
1780 - Brit Maj John Andre reveals Benedict Arnold's plot to betray West Pt
1795 - Conseil of the Cinq-Cents (Council of 500), forms in Paris
1803 - Battle of Assaye-British-Indian forces beat Maratha Army
1806 - Lewis & Clark return to St Louis from Pacific Northwest
1818 - Border demarcation markers for Moresnet formally installed.
1821 - Fall of Tripolitsa, Greece, massacre of 30.000 Turks.
1830 - Dutch troops occupy Brussels
1835 - HMS Beagle sails to Charles Island in Galapagos archipelago
1845 - 1st baseball team, NY Knickerbockers organize, adopt rule code
1845 - Hunger strike in Hague
1846 - Johann Gottfried Galle & Heinrich d'Arrest find Neptune
1857 - Russian warship Leffort disappears in Finland Gulf in storm; 826 die
1862 - Lincoln's Emancipation is published in Northern Newspapers
1863 - Confederate siege of Chattanooga begins
1864 - Battle of Athens VA
1868 - Grito de Lares proclaims Puerto Rico's independence (crushed by Spain)
1873 - Tom Allen beats Mike McCale for Heavyweight Boxing title
1876 - Ottawa Rough Riders play their 1st game
1877 - Hurricane strikes Curacao & Bonaire kills 200
1879 - Baldwin steam motors tram 1st tried in Sydney Australia
1879 - Richard Rhodes invented a hearing aid called the Audiophone
1880 - Jules Ferry forms French govt
1884 - Herman Hollerith patents his mechanical tabulating machine.
1889 - Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda.
1890 - Ed Cartwright bats in 7 RBIs in 1 inning
1895 - French labor union CGT (Confederation Generale du Travail) forms
1897 - 1st frontier days rodeo celebration (Cheyene Wyoming)
1904 - Francis Younghusbands leaves Lhasa Tibet
1905 - Mbunga-siege of Fort Mahenge German East-Africa broken
1907 - Proclamation sets fineness & weight of silver & bronze coins of Canada
1908 - Giant Fred (Bonehead) Merkle fails to touch 2nd, causes 3rd out in 9th & disallows winning run (game ends tied, Cubs win replay & pennant)
1908 - University of Alberta opens
1911 - Earl Ovington becomes 1st air mail pilot
1912 - 1st Mack Sennett "Keystone Comedy" movie released
1912 - Mark Sennet presents 1st Keystone Cops film (Cohen Collects a Debt)
1913 - Roland Garros is 1st to fly over Mediterranean Sea
1913 - Serbian troops march into Albania
1914 - Reds drop their 19th straight game, then beat Boston Braves
1920 - Alexander Millerand elected president of France
1922 - B Brechts "Drum in the Night," premieres in Germany
1922 - Gdynia Seaport Construction Act passed by the Polish parliament.
1923 - 80,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against Fleet law
1925 - George Kaufman's "Butter & Egg Man," premieres in NYC
1925 - Washington shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh is named AL MVP
1926 - Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1932 - Kingdom of Hejaz & Nejd merge into Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
1933 - Yanks commit 7 errors in 1 game but beat Boston 16-12
1936 - Giants Carl Hubbell notches his 16th en route to 24 consecutive wins
1937 - Yankees lose 9-5 but clinch pennant when Red Sox beat Detroit
1938 - British premier Neville Chamberlain flies to Munich
1938 - Time capsule, to be opened in 6939, buried at World's Fair in NYC (capsule contained a woman's hat, man's pipe & 1,100' of microfilm)
1939 - Cookie Lavagetto goes 6 for 6-Dodgers get 27 hits & beat Phillies 22-4
1940 - -27] French/British assault on French fleet in Dakar, flees
1940 - Dutch nazi collaborator Mussert's 1st meeting with Hitler
1941 - General de Gaulle forms govt in exile in London
1941 - German air raid on Russ naval base Kronstadt (battleship Marat sinks)
1941 - The first gas murder experiments are conducted at Auschwitz.
1942 - Auschwitz begins experimental gassing executions
1942 - Russian counter offensive at Stalingrad
1942 - Transport nr 36 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1948 - Braves clinch NL pennant
1949 - Indian owner Bill Veeck holds funeral services to bury 1948 pennant
1949 - Truman announces evidence of USSR's 1st nuclear device detonation
1950 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Sunset Hills Golf Open
1950 - Phila A's Joe Astroth is 4th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)
1950 - US Mustangs accidentally bombs British on Hill 282 Korea, 17 killed
1952 - 1st closed circuit pay-TV telecast of a sports event
1952 - Dodgers clinch NL pennant
1952 - Richard Nixon makes his "Checker's" speech
1952 - Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
1953 - KHQA TV channel 7 in Hannibal-Quincy, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 - Pakistan signs Pact of Baghdad
1955 - Yanks clinch pennant by beating Red Sox, 3-2
1957 - "That'll Be Day" by Buddy Holly & Crickets reaches #1
1957 - Milwaukee Braves clinch NL pennant by beating Cards 4-2
1957 - WTIC TV channel 61 in Hartford, CT (CBS/FOX) begins broadcasting
1957 - White mob forces 9 black students who had entered a Little Rock high school in Arkansas to withdraw
1958 - Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1958 - Stravinsky's "Thieni," premieres in Venetië
1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1959 - 1959 The M/S Princess of Tasmania Australia’s first passenger RO/RO diesel ferry makes maiden voyage across Bass Strait.
1961 - 1st movie to become a TV series-How to Marry a Millionaire
1961 - Ernie Banks ends 717 consecutive-games-played streak
1962 - ABC's 1st color TV series-Jetsons
1962 - LA Dodger Maury Wills steals record setting #97 on his way to 104
1962 - Martin Walser's "Esche und Angora," premieres in Berlin
1962 - Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Visalia Golf Open
1962 - NY's Philharmonic Hall (since renamed Avery Fisher Hall) opens as 1st unit of Lincoln Center for Performing Arts
1963 - Georgette Ciselet is 1st woman on Belgian Council of State
1963 - WMEB TV channel 12 in Orono, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 - "Fiddler on the Roof" with Zero Mostel premieres in NYC
1967 - Greek Colonels regime frees ex-premier Georgios Papandreou
1967 - Radio Malta stops testing
1968 - WKAS TV channel 25 in Ashland, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - WKGB TV channel 53 in Bowling Green, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - WKLE TV channel 46 in Lexington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - WKMA TV channel 35 in Madisonville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - WKMR TV channel 38 in Morehead, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - WKON TV channel 52 in Owenton, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - WKSO TV channel 29 in Somerset, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - WKZT TV channel 23 in Elizabethtown, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 - 1st broadcast of "Marcus Welby MD" on ABC-TV
1969 - Northern Star starts rumor that Paul McCartney is dead
1969 - "Clues Hint at Beatle's Death," reported in Illinois Univ newspaper, sparking widespread rumours of Paul McCartney's death
1970 - Abdul Razak bin Hussain becomes premier of Malaysia
1970 - Gary Muhrcke wins 1st NY Marathon
1971 - John Vermeers painting "The liefdesbrief" stolen
1972 - Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos declares martial law
1972 - President Marcos ends emergency crisis in Philippines
1973 - Former Argentine President Juan Peron returns to power
1973 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Open
1973 - Largest known prime, 2 ^ 132,049-1, is discovered
1974 - "Gypsy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 120 performances
1974 - BBC Ceefax begins 1st teletext service
1976 - Ford-Carter TV debate
1976 - South Africa decides to allow multi-racial teams to represent them
1976 - Soyuz 22 returns to Earth
1977 - 3rd test of Space Shuttle Enterprise
1977 - Cheryl Ladd replaces Farrah Fawcett on Charlie's Angels
1978 - 100,000 cheering Egyptians welcome Sadat home from Camp David summit
1979 - Jane Fonda & 200,000 attend anti-nuke rally in Battery Park, NYC
1979 - Sandra Post wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic
1979 - Somali constitution approved by president
1979 - St Louis legend Lou Brock steals 938th & final base of his career
1980 - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opens
1982 - "Doll's Life" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 5 performances
1982 - Amin Gemayel sworn in as president of Lebanon
1982 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1983 - Argentina milt regime gives amnesty to military/political assassins
1983 - Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating in preparation of STS-9
1983 - Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1983 - Heavyweight Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in Ohio
1983 - Phillies Steve Carlton is 16th to wins 300 game (beating Cards)
1984 - 36th Emmy Awards: Hill St Blue, Cheers, John Ritter & Tyne Daly
1984 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic
1984 - SF 49er Joe Montana misses his 1st start in 49 games
1984 - Sparky Anderson is 1st manager to win 100 games in both leagues
1986 - Astro Jim Deshaies strikes out 1st 8 Dodger of game (ends with 10)
1986 - Congress selects the rose as US national flower
1988 - Fiji's new constitution is proposed
1988 - Jose Canseco is baseball's 1st to steal 40 bases & hit 40 HRs
1988 - Rosa Mota wins 2nd female olympic marathon (2:25:39)
1989 - Blue Jays bat out of order against Brewers in 6th inning
1990 - Nancy Lopez wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic
1990 - PBS begins an 11 hour miniseries on Civil War
1990 - Saddam says he will destroy Israel
1991 - NY Islanders Mike Bossy & Denis Potvin inducted into NHL Hall of Fame
1992 - Bill Comrie purchases BC Lions from CFL
1992 - Bradlees announces it will take over Alexander's dept stores in NYC
1992 - Jackson Browne reportedly beats girlfriend Daryl Hannah
1992 - Mud storm kills 30 in South France
1992 - 1st female to play in a NHL exhibition game (Manon Rheaume, goalie) for Tampa Bay Lightning - gives up 2 goals on 9 attempts in 1 period
1993 - "Les Miserables," opens at Playhouse, Edinburgh
1993 - Paul Chu group reports super conduction at -123°C (record high)
1994 - Pinatubo volcano in Philippines erupts, kills at least 14
1996 - Howard Stern radio show premieres in Wilkes-Barre PA (WZMT 97.9 FM)
1996 - Howard Stern radio show premieres in West Palm Beach FL (WCLB 95.5 FM)
1997 - Seattle Mariners break record for most HRs in a year (258)
1999 - NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.
1999 - Qantas Flight 1 overruns the runway in Bangkok during a storm. While some passengers only received minor injuries, it is still the worst crash in Qantas's history to date.
2002 - The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox ("Phoenix 0.1") is released.
2004 - At least 1,070 in Haiti reported killed by floods due to Hurricane Jeanne
2005 - FBI killing of Filiberto Ojeda on Plan Bonito Hormigueros, Puerto Rico.



Births on September 23

480 BC - Euripides, Greek playwright (d. 406 BC)
63 BC - Augustus Caesar, Roman Emperor (d. 14)
1158 - Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1186)
1161 - Emperor Takakura of Japan (d. 1181)
1215 - Kublai Khan of the Mongol Empire (d. 1294)
1434 - Yolande of Valois, Duchess of Savoy (d. 1478)
1555 - Louise de Coligny, French 4th wife of Willem of Orange
1591 - Michael Lohr, composer
1596 - Joan Blaeu, cartographer/publisher
1598 - Eleonore Gonzaga, wife of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1655)
1605 - Daniel von Czepko, German poet
1641 - Adrian "Aart" van Wijck, theologist (against jansenisme)
1642 - Giovanni Maria Bononcini, composer
1647 - Joseph Dudley, American statesman (d. 1720)
1650 - Jeremy Collier, English bishop (d. 1726)
1684 - Johann Theodor Romhild, composer
1703 - Jean-Marie Leclair, composer
1712 - Ferdinand VI, the wise, King of Spain (1746-59)
1740 - Empress Go-Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1813)
1745 - John Sevier, Tennessee, indian fighter (Gov/Rep-Tn)
1768 - William Wallace, Scottish mathematician (Rights of Wallace)
1771 - Emperor Kokaku of Japan (d. 1840)
1781 - Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (d. 1860)
1782 - Jacques-Fereol Mazas, composer
1791 - Johann F Encke, German astronomer (Encke Comet)
1791 - Karl T Korner, German poet (Zriny, Leyer und Schwerdt)
1800 - William H McGuffey, educator (McGuffey Readers)
1804 - David Van de Kellen, coin engraver
1805 - Matthew Adams Stickney, Rowley Mass, numismatist
1816 - Elihu Benjamin Washburne, MC (Union), died in 1887
1816 - Julius White, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890
1817 - Leon Charles Francois Kreutzer, composer
1819 - Hippolyte Fizeau, French physicist (d. 1896)
1820 - Thomas Kilby Smith, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1838 - Victoria Chaflin Woodhull, Ohio US, feminist/reformer
1842 - Karl Munzinger, composer
1849 - Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ivanov, composer
1852 - William Stewart Halsted, established 1st US surgical school
1853 - Marcel Planiol, French private law scholar
1854 - Cornelis W Lely, Dutch engineer/gov of Suriname (1902-05)
1856 - William Archer, Scotland, writer (Green Goddess)
1861 - Edmond H H Allenby, English fieldmarshal/high director (Egypt)
1861 - Robert Bosch, German inventor and industrialist (d. 1942)
1863 - Alexandre EJ Yersin, Swiss/French bacteriologist (bacteria plague)
1863 - Mary Church Terrell, civil rights activist
1864 - Draga Mašin, Queen of Serbia (d. 1903)
1866 - Edouard Combe, composer
1870 - John Lomax, Miss, folk song collector/ethnomusicologist
1871 - Frantisek Kupka, Czech writer
1880 - John Boyd Orr, nutritionist, UN's FAO (Nobel 1949)
1888 - Gerhard Kittel, German anti-semitic theologist (Die Oden Salomons)
1889 - Walter Lippmann, NYC, journalist/political writer (Men of Dystany)
1890 - Arthur Walter Kramer, composer
1890 - Friedrich von Paul, German gen-fieldmarshal (Netherlands)
1890 - Friedrich Paulus, German general (d. 1957)
1894 - Kornelis H Miskotte, theologist (Edda & Thora)
1895 - Miron Merzhanov, Soviet architect (d. 1975)
1895 - Johnny Mokan, American baseball player (d. 1985)
1897 - Paul Delvaux, Belgian painter (surrealist)
1897 - Walter Pidgeon, New Brunswick Can, actor (Mrs Miniver, Madame Curie)
1899 - Louise Nevelson, sculptor
1899 - Marcel Dalio, [Israel Blauschild], Paris France, actor (China Gate)
1899 - William Levi Dawson, composer
1900 - Louise Nevelson, US, sculptor (Sky Cathedral)
1900 - Bill Stone, British serviceman; one of the last surviving veterans of World War I
1901 - Adrian Pitlo, lawyer
1901 - Jaroslav Seifert, Czech poet (Nobel 1984)
1902 - Su Buqing, Chinese mathematician and educator (d. 2003)
1904 - Meyer Schapiro, art historian
1904 - Wallace "Scotty" Scott, rock vocalist (Whispers)
1905 - Jeno Kenessey, composer
1906 - Willard F McMurry, musician
1907 - Jarmila Novotna, soprano (Met Opera)/pres of Czechoslovakia (1957-68)
1907 - Dominique Aury, French novelist (d. 1998)
1907 - Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, heir to the throne of Portugal (d. 1976)
1909 - Marianne Straub, weaver
1910 - Elliot Roosevelt, son of FDR/writer (Murder in the Oval Office)
1910 - Soulima Stravinsky, Lausanne Switz, Russian pianist (Igor's son)
1911 - Frank Moss, United States Senator from Utah (d. 2003)
1912 - Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani researcher, critic and linguist (d. 2005)
1912 - Tony Smith, American sculptor (d. 1980)
1913 - Alexey Davidovich Machavariani, composer
1914 - Norman Cazden, composer
1914 - Omar Ali Saifuddin III, Sultan of Brunei (d. 1986)
1915 - Finn Arnestad, composer
1915 - Ian Dawson-Shepherd, campaigner
1916 - Aldo Moro, Italian politician (d. 1978)
1917 - Imry Nemeth, Hungary, hammer thrower (Olympic-gold-1948)
1920 - Alexander Arutiunian, composer
1920 - Gerard W Taylor, South African/British surgeon
1920 - Jiri Jaroch, composer
1920 - Mickey Rooney, American actor
1922 - Philip Owen Arnould Sherrard, scholar theologian poet/translator
1925 - Barry Linehan, actor (Bullseye, Dark Places, Witchcraft)
1925 - Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (d. 2006)
1925 - Eleonora Rossi Drago, Italian actress
1926 - John Coltrane, jazz saxophonist (Round Midnight)
1928 - Robert Helps, composer
1929 - Wally Whyton, musician/broadcaster
1930 - Colin Blakely, Bangor N Ireland, actor (Shattered, Equus, King Lear)
1930 - Pyotr Ivanovich Kolodin, cosmonaut (Soyuyz 7, 10, 11 backup)
1930 - Ray Charles, Albany Ga, singer/pianist (Georgia)
1930 - Ray Charles, American musician (d. 2004)
1930 - Sehba Akhtar,poet of Pakistan (d.1996)
1931 - Ruud van den Hende, sports reporter
1931 - Gerald Stairs Merrithew, Canadian educator (d. 2004)
1934 - Per Olov Enquist, Swedish writer (Hour of the Lynx)
1935 - Pierre Marietan, composer
1936 - Valentín Paniagua, Peruvian politician
1938 - Clifford Ann Creed, LPGA golfer
1938 - Romy Schneider, Vienna Austria, actress (Bloodline, Death Watch)
1938 - Tom Lester, American actor
1939 - Roy Buchanan, Ozark Ark, rocker
1939 - Henry Blofeld, English cricket commentator
1939 - Roy Buchanan, American guitarist (d. 1988)
1939 - Janusz Gajos, Polish actor
1940 - Tim Rose, rocker
1941 - Simon Nolet, French-Canadian ice hockey player
1942 - Sila María Calderón, Puerto Rican politician
1943 - Bob Clement, (Rep-D-Tennessee)
1943 - Julio Iglesias, Spain, singer (Of All the Girls I Loved Before)
1943 - Walter Scott, rock vocalist (Whispers)
1943 - Marty Schottenheimer, American football coach
1944 - Loren J Shriver, Iowa, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 51-C, STS 31, STS 46)
1945 - Paul Petersen, Glendale Calif, actor (Jeff Stone-Donna Reed Show)
1945 - Ronald Bushy, Washington DC, rock drummer (Iron Butterfly)
1945 - Igor Ivanov, Russian politician
1946 - Franz Fischler, Austrian politician
1947 - Don Grolnick, jazz musician
1947 - Mary Kay Place, Tulsa Okla, actress/country singer (Mary Hartman!)
1948 - Rob van Koningsbruggen, sculptor
1949 - Bruce Springsteen, [Boss], Asbury NJ, rock musician (Born in the USA)
1951 - Ron Klink, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
1954 - Charlie Barnett, American actor (d. 1996)
1955 - Patti Weaver, WV, actress (Days of our Life, Gina-Young & Restless)
1956 - June Forester, Chattanooga Tn, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)
1956 - Lili Carati, Varese Italy, Miss Italy (1975)/actress (Alcove)
1956 - Maren Jensen, Arcadia Calif, actress (Athena-Battlestar Galactica)
1956 - Paolo Rossi, Italian footballer
1956 - Peter David, American writer
1957 - Sylvie Garant, Montmagny Quebec, playmate (Nov, 1979)
1957 - Tony Fossas, Cuba, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1957 - Rosalind Chao, American actress
1957 - Kumar Sanu, Indian playback singer
1958 - Larry Hogan Mize, Augusta GA, PGA golfer (1987 Masters)
1958 - Danielle Dax, British musician
1958 - Marvin Lewis, American football coach
1959 - Heather Drew, St Louis MO, LPGA golfer (1987 Henredon Classic-5th)
1959 - Jason Alexander, [Greenspan], Newark NJ, actor (George-Seinfeld)
1959 - Elizabeth Peña, American actress
1960 - John Rocca, English funk singer (Southern Freeze)
1961 - Elizabeth Pena, Havana Cuba, actress (La Bamba, Jacob's Ladder)
1961 - Phyllis Hines, Nashville TN, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1961 - William C McCool, San Diego Calif, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut
1961 - Chi McBride, American actor
1962 - Jack Warren Pierce, Cherry Hill NJ, hurdler
1963 - Gabriele Reinsch, German DR, discus thrower (world record 1988)
1964 - Diane Dixon, Bkln NY, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1988)
1964 - Leon Meijs, soccer player (Willem II)
1964 - Clayton Blackmore, Welsh footballer
1964 - Koshi Inaba, Japanese singer (B'z)
1965 - Ian Leggatt, Cambridge Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 Canadian Tour)
1965 - Mark Woodforde, Adelaide Australia, tennis star (1993 Wimbledon mixed)
1966 - Doug Widell, NFL guard (Detroit Lions)
1966 - Pete Harnisch, Commack NY, pitcher (NY Mets)
1966 - LisaRaye, American actress
1968 - Yvette Fielding, English television presenter
1969 - Jeff Cirillo, Pasadena CA, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
1969 - Patrick Fiori, French singer
1969 - Tapio Laukkanen, Finnish rally driver
1970 - Brian Wells, Carmel Calif, pairs skater (& Lyons-1995 Midwest champ)
1970 - Georgios Koltsidas, Greek footballer
1970 - Ani DiFranco, American musician
1971 - Eric Montross, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
1971 - Marcel Boudesteyn, soccer player (Excelsior/FC Groningen)
1971 - Osamu Nishimura, wrestler (NJPW)
1971 - Taunya Harris, Miss USA-New Mexico (1997)
1971 - Willie Greene, Milledgville GA, infielder (Cin Reds)
1972 - Karl Pilkington, British radio personality
1973 - Grant McDonald, Australian baseball outfielder (Olympics-1996)
1973 - Michelle Tolson, Manchester NH, Miss America-NH (1997)
1973 - Ingrid Fliter, Argentinian pianist
1974 - Doris Glenn Easterly, Richmond Va, diver (Olympics-96)
1974 - Matt Hardy, American professional wrestler
1974 - Harumi Inoue, Japanese actress and model
1975 - Vitaliy Yeremeyev, hockey goalie (Team Kazkhstan 1998)
1975 - Jaime Bergman, American model and actress
1975 - Layzie Bone, American rapper (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
1975 - Chris Hawkins, British radio personality
1976 - Faune A. Chambers, American actress
1976 - Kip Pardue, American actor and model
1977 - Rachael Yamagata, American singer and songwriter
1977 - Matthieu Descoteaux, Canadian ice hockey player
1977 - Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress (d. 2008)
1978 - Worm Miller, American filmmaker
1978 - Keri Lynn Pratt, American actress
1979 - Red, LA Calif, rapper (Another Bad Creation)
1979 - Ricky Davis, American basketball player
1980 - Cameron Litvack, American television producer
1981 - Robert Doornbos, Dutch race car driver
1981 - Natalie Horler, German singer (Cascada)
1981 - Misti Traya, American actress
1984 - Anneliese van der Pol, American actress
1984 - Louie Stephens, American musician (Rooney)
1984 - Nathan Jendrick, American author
1984 - Matt Kemp, American baseball player
1985 - Maki Goto, Japanese pop singer
1985 - Jared High, American victim of bullying (d. 1998)
1985 - Brian Brohm, American football player
1985 - LukᚠKašpar, Czech ice hockey player
1985 - Hossein Ka'abi, Iranian footballer
1985 - Joba Chamberlain, American baseball player
1986 - Martin Cranie, English footballer
1989 - Brandon Jennings, American basketball player



Deaths on September 23

79 - Pope Linus
775 - Constantine V Copronymus, Emperor of Byzantium (720-75), dies
918 - Koenraad I, German duke/king (911-18), dies at 42
965 - Aboe a-Taia-H al-Moetanabbi, Arabic royal poet (Diwan), murdered
1241 - Snorri Sturluson, Icelandic historian, poet, and politician (b. 1178)
1390 - John I, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1346)
1535 - Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1513)
1541 - Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist, dies at 47
1571 - John Jewel, English bishop (b. 1522)
1573 - Azai Hisamasa, Japanese warlord (b. 1524)
1605 - Pontus de Tyard, French poet
1624 - Willem Pietersz Buytewech, painter/etcher, dies at about 32
1675 - Valentin Conrart, founder of the Académie Française (b. 1603)
1694 - Francesco Passarini, composer, dies at 57
1700 - Nicolaus Adam Strungk, composer, dies at 59
1728 - Christian Thomasius, German jurist (b. 1655)
1738 - Hermannus Boerhaave, medical/botanist, dies at 69
1764 - Robert Dodsley, English writer (b. 1703)
1773 - Johann Ernst Gunnerus, Norwegian bishop and botanist (b. 1718)
1778 - Balthazar Huydecoper, translator/historian, dies at 83
1780 - John Andre, hanged as a British spy at 29
1789 - John Rogers, American Continental Congressman (b. 1723)
1797 - Johann Georg Roser, composer, dies at 57
1835 - Vincenzo Bellini, Italian opera composer (Norma), dies at 33
1837 - Richard John Samuel Stevens, composer, dies at 80
1844 - Alexander von Benckendorff, Russian general and statesman (b. 1783)
1846 - John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (b. 1818)
1847 - Henri MG earl the Merode, Belg revolutionary (Souvenirs), dies at 65)
1850 - José Gervasio Artigas, Uruguayan hero (b. 1764)
1870 - Prosper Mérimée, French author (b. 1803)
1871 - Alexander N Afanasjev, Russian story teller, dies at 45
1873 - Jean Chacornac, French astronomer (b. 1823)
1877 - Urbain JJ Leverrier, codiscoverer of Neptune, dies
1889 - William W Collins, English writer (Moonstone), dies
1889 - Wilkie Collins, British author (b. 1824)
1896 - Ivar A Aasen, Norwegian linguistic/poet, dies at 83
1896 - Louis-Gilbert Duprez, composer, dies at 89
1900 - William Marsh Rice, American philanthropist and university founder (b. 1816)
1902 - John Wesley Powell, US geologist (Grand Canyon), dies at 68
1906 - Jan van Rijswijck, Flemish journalist/mayor of Antwerp, dies
1910 - H J H "Tup" Scott, cricketer (Australian Test captain 1886), dies
1917 - Werner Voss, German World War I pilot (b. 1897)
1929 - Richard A Zsigmondy, Austria chemist (Nobel 1925), dies at 64
1930 - Jonkvrouw Catharina AM de Savornin Lohman, author, dies at 62
1937 - Caro Roma, composer, dies at 68
1939 - Sigmund Freud, created psychoanalysis, dies at 83
1943 - Elinor Glyn, English author (b. 1864)
1944 - Colijn, Neth PM, buried
1947 - Nikola Petkov, leader of Bulgaria Boer party, hanged
1950 - Sam Barry, American basketball player and coach (b. 1892)
1956 - Earl Godwin, newscaster (Meet the Veep), dies at 75
1960 - Kathlyn Williams, actress (Single Man), dies of heart attack at 72
1961 - Billy House, actor (Imitation of Life, Bedlam, Egg & I), dies at 71
1961 - Elmer R Diktonius, Finnish musicologist/author (Stenkol), dies at 65
1968 - Francesco Forgione, "Padre Pio", Catholic saint (b. 1887)
1970 - Bourvil, French actor and singer (b. 1917)
1971 - Billy Gilbert, actor (Paradise Alley, Safari, Rio), dies at 77
1971 - J. W. Alexander, American mathematician (b. 1888)
1972 - Carl Frank, actor (Uncle Gunnar-Mama), dies at 63
1973 - A S Neill, British headmaster, dies at at 89
1973 - Manuel Borguno, composer, dies at 87
1973 - Pablo Neruda, [N R R Basoalto], poet (100 Love Sonnets), dies at 69
1974 - Cliff Arquette, comedian (Charlie Weaver), dies at 68
1974 - Gerhard Nebel, writer, dies at 70
1974 - Robbie Mcintosh, drummer (Average White Band), overdoses at 24
1975 - Ian Hunter, actor/writer (Rockets Galore, Ziegfield Girl), dies at 75
1978 - Jay Adler, actor (Macon County Line, Illegal, Big Combo), dies at 79
1978 - Lyman Bostock, outfielder (Angels), shot & killed at 27
1979 - Catherine Lacey, actress (October Man, Carnival), dies at 75
1981 - Chief Dan George, actor (Harry & Tonto, Little Big Man), dies at 82
1982 - Jimmy Wakely, country western singer, dies of heart failure at 68
1984 - Anatoly Grigor'yevich Novikov, composer, dies at 87
1985 - Mickey Simpson, actor (Wagonmaster), dies of a heart attack at 72
1987 - Bob Fosse, choreographer (All the Jazz), dies at 62
1987 - O B McClinton, US country singer (Man needs a woman), dies at 47
1988 - Arwel Hughes, composer, dies at 79
1988 - Tibor Sekelj, Croatian explorer (b. 1912)
1991 - Chuck Vincent, Adult film director, dies of heart attack at 51
1991 - Ernestine McClendon, director/actress (Homer & Eddie), dies
1992 - Bernice Gera, 1st female basball ump (1969 NY-Penn League) dies at 61
1992 - James A Van Fleet, US general (D-Day, Battle of Bulge), dies at 100
1992 - Martin Arsenault, actor (Guilty by Suspicion), dies of an ulcer
1992 - Paul E Garber, 1st curator (Natl Air & Space Museum), dies at 93
1993 - William Cort, actor/producer (Ghost, Dear Heart), dies of cancer at 53
1994 - Alec Dickson, founder of VSO, dies at 80
1994 - Ali Kouider Benyahia, [sheik Boualem], Alg Moslem leader, shot at 26
1994 - Cherif Gousmi, [kalief Abu Abdallah Ahmed], Alger Moslem leader, shot
1994 - Dalton Reed, singer, dies at 42
1994 - Georgi, Czar Nicholas II's brother, buried
1994 - John van Damme, businessman, hanged in Singapore at 59
1994 - Madeleine Renaud, French actress (Longest Day)/director, dies at 94
1994 - Robert Bloch, screenwriter (Psycho), dies of cancer at 77
1994 - Jerry Barber, American golfer (b. 1916)
1995 - Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist, dies at 81
1995 - Odut Joseph Olutola Oluola Oguntala, soho club owner, dies at 74
1996 - Denis Dowling, baritone, dies at 86
1996 - Jack Newman, cricketer (NZ left-arm pacer 1932-33), dies at 94
1996 - Stuart Pigott, archaeologist, dies at 86
1996 - Fujiko F. Fujio, Japanese cartoonist (b. 1933)
1997 - Abe Gibron, head coach (Chicago Bears), dies at 72
1997 - Murray Burnett, writer (Everybody Goes to Rick-Casablanca), dies at 86
1997 - Shirley Clarke, actress (Cool World), dies at 78
1998 - Mary Frann, American actress (b. 1943)
1999 - Ivan Goff, Australian screenwriter (b. 1910)
2000 - Aurelio Rodríguez, Mexican Major League Baseball player (b. 1947)
2000 - Carl Rowan, American journalist (b. 1925)
2001 - Ron Hewitt, Welsh footballer (b. 1928)
2002 - Veteran BBC/Radio Ceylon Broadcaster, Vernon Corea died in New Malden, Surrey, UK at 75
2003 - Ronnie Dawson, American rockabilly musician (b. 1939)
2003 - Yuri Senkevich, Russian TV anchorman (b. 1937)
2004 - André Hazes, Dutch singer (b. 1951)
2004 - Billy Reay, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1918)
2005 - Roger Brierley, English actor (b. 1935)
2005 - Filiberto Ojeda, Puerto Rican revolutionary (b. 1933)
2006 - Sir Malcolm Arnold, English composer and professional trumpeter (b. 1921)
2006 - Etta Baker, American blues guitarist (b.1913)
2008 - Peter Leonard, Australian journalist (b. 1942)
2009 - Paul B. Fay, American businessman and cabinet member in the Kennedy administration (b. 1918)
2010 - Malcolm Douglas, Australian conservationist (b. 1941)
2010 - Teresa Lewis, American murderer (b. 1969)



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