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History, Births, and Deaths for July 28



388 - Battle at Aquileja: Emperor Theodosius beats emperor Magnus Maximis
754 - Pope Stephen II, [III] makes Pippin de Korte, King of France
1148 - Crusaders attack Damascus
1402 - Battle at Ancyra/Angora/Ankara: Timur Lenk beats sultan Bajezid I
1434 - Navigator Gil Eanes leaves Cape Bojador for Lisbon
1540 - English King Henry VIII marries Catharine Howard, his 5th wife
1579 - Cardinal Granvelle returns to Madrid
1586 - Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe
1586 - The first potato arrives in Britain.
1588 - Spanish Armada sails to overthrow England's Queen Elizabeth I
1609 - Admiral George Somers settles in Bermuda
1635 - Spanish marshal Piccolomini conquerors Schenkenschans
1683 - Anne Stuart marries prince Georges of Denmark
1696 - De Croissy succeeds Le Plectia as French minister of Finance
1708 - Monarch Amengkurat II [Sunan Mas] of Mataram gives himself up to VOC
1717 - Prussian king Frederik Willem I gives compulsory education to 5-12 yrs
1741 - Capt Bering discovers Mount St Elias, Alaska
1742 - Prussia & Austria sign peace treaty
1808 - Mahmud II succeeds Mustafa IV as sultan of Turkey
1821 - Peru declares independence from Spain (National Day)
1830 - Revolution in France replaces Charles X with Louis Philippe
1849 - Memmon is 1st clipper to reach SF, 120 days out of NY
1851 - Total solar eclipse captured on a daguerreotype photograph
1858 - 1st use of fingerprints as a means of identification is made by
1858 - Nadar takes 1st airborne photo (in a balloon)
1858 - William Herschel of the Indian Civil Service in India
1862 - Confederate forces defeated at More's Hill, Mo
1864 - 2nd day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Virginia
1864 - Battle of Atlanta: GA (Ezra Church) - second sortie US700 CS4642
1866 - Metric system becomes a legal measurement system in US
1868 - 14th Amendment ratified, grants citizenship to ex-slaves
1882 - Opera "Parsifal" is produced (Beirut)
1883 - Shocks triggered by volcano Epomeo (Isle of Ischia, Italy) destroyed 1,200 houses at Casamicciola killing 2,000
1886 - English Salisbury govt forms
1896 - City of Miami incorporated
1898 - Spanish troops in Ponce, Puerto Rico, surrender
1898 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Retired Colourman"(BG)
1900 - Hamburger created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut
1906 - Yankees turn triple-play, beat Cleveland 6-4
1911 - 96°F (35.6°C) in De Bilt Netherlands
1913 - 12th Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
1914 - Foxtrot 1st danced at New Amsterdam Roof Garden (NYC, by Harry Fox)
1914 - Minister of Navy W Churchill routes British fleet to Scapa Flow
1914 - World War I began when Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia
1915 - 10,000 blacks march on 5th Ave (NYC) protesting lynchings
1915 - US forces invade Haiti, stays until 1924
1917 - Silent Parade in NYC to protest murders of blacks in race riots
1919 - Vrije Vakbewegings Internationale (VVI) forms in Amsterdam
1926 - US & Panamanian pact about safeguard of Panama Canal
1928 - 9th Olympic Games open in Amsterdam
1929 - Chicago Cardinals become 1st NFL team to train out of state (Mich)
1930 - 114°F (46°C), Greensburg, Kentucky (state record)
1931 - Congress makes "Star-Spangled Banner" our 2nd national anthem
1931 - White Sox score 11 in 8th to beat Yankees 14-12
1932 - Battle between unemployed war veterans & federal troops, 4 die
1932 - Pres Hoover evicts bonus marchers from their encampment
1933 - 1st singing telegram delivered (to Rudy Vallee), NYC
1933 - NFL divides into (2) 5 team divisions
1933 - Spain recognizes the USSR
1934 - 118°F (48°C), Orofino, Idaho (state record)
1935 - Belgium's Romain Maes, wins Tour de France
1937 - Eddie Paynter scores 322 for Lancashire against Sussex
1937 - Richard Moore scores 316 for Hampshire against Warwickshire
1938 - 34,000-ton Cunard-White Star liner Mauretania launched at Birkenhead
1938 - Bradman scores 202 Aust v Somerset, 225 mins, 32 fours
1939 - 5th Dutch govt of Colijn falls
1940 - Radio Orange, London begins
1940 - Yankee Charlie Keller hits 3 HRs to beat White Sox 10-9
1942 - Nazis liquidate 10,000 Jews in Minsk Belorussia Ghetto
1942 - Zionists partisans ZOB forms in Poland
1943 - Italian Facist dictator Benito Mussolini resigns
1943 - Pres FDR announces end of coffee rationing in US
1943 - World War II: Operation Gomorrah: The British bomb Hamburg causing a firestorm that kills 42,000 German civilians.
1944 - Hitler routes 4 division of South France to Normandy
1944 - US 8th Army corp occupies Coutances France
1945 - Japanese premier Suzuki disregards US ultimatum to surrender
1945 - US Army B-25 crashes into 79th floor of Empire State Bldg, 14 die
1945 - US Senate ratifies UN charter 89-2
1947 - Iuliu Maniu's Boer party becomes forbidden in Romania
1948 - I G Farben chemical plant explodes in Ludwigshafen, Germany, 182 die
1948 - The Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the "Battle of London Airport".
1951 - "Kiss Me, Kate" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 1077 perfs
1951 - Walt Disney's "Alice In Wonderland" released
1952 - Rogers Hornsby replaces Luke Sewell, as Cincinnati Reds manager
1954 - Ernest Blochs 4th string quartet, premieres
1955 - The Union Mundial pro Interlingua is founded at the first Interlingua congress in Tours, France.
1957 - Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance (Steve Allen Show)
1957 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
1957 - White Sox' James Landis struck out 5 times in a game
1957 - Heavy rain and a mudslide in Isahaya, western Kyūshū, Japan, kill 992.
1958 - Baltimore Colts wins NFL-championship
1959 - Great-Britain starts using postal codes
1959 - Hawaii's 1st US election sends 1st Asian-Americans to Congress
1960 - Republican National convention selects Richard Nixon as candidate
1962 - 19 die in a train crash in Steelton Pa
1962 - Mariner I launched to Mars falls into Atlantic Ocean
1963 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
1964 - England all out 611 in reply to Australia's 8-656 Match a draw
1964 - Ranger 7 launched toward the Moon; sent back 4308 TV pictures
1965 - LBJ sends 50,000 more soldiers to Vietnam (total of 125,000)
1967 - Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) (England) closes down
1971 - 16 time gold glover Brook Robinson commits 3 errors in 6th inning
1971 - Dutch ends censorship of "Blue Movie"
1972 - 39th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Dallas 20, All Stars 7 (54,162)
1973 - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1973 - Jane Blalock/Sandra Palmer wins Lady Angelo's 4-Ball Golf Tournament
1973 - Skylab 3's astronauts (Bean, Garriott & Lousma) launched
1974 - 69 die when packed bus strikes heavy truck (Belem, Brazil)
1974 - Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA Wheeling Ladies Golf Classic
1976 - 242,000 die in Tientsin-Tangshan (China) 8.2 earthquake
1976 - 8.2 & 7.4 earthquake devastate Tangsha, China (240-750,000 die)
1976 - Eldon Joersz & Geo Morgan set world air speed record of 3,530 kph
1976 - White Sox John Odom (5 inn) & Francisco Barrios (4 inn) no-hits A's
1977 - 1st oil through the TransAlaska Pipeline System reach Valdez, Alaska
1977 - Roy Wilkins turn over NAACP leadership to Benjamin L Hooks
1977 - Test Cricket debut of Ian Botham v Aust Trent Bridge, 5-74 1st innings
1978 - 600,000 attend Watkins Glen Summer Jam in NY
1978 - At Old Timer's Game it's announced Martin will again manage Yankees
1978 - Price of gold tops $200-an-oz level for 1st time
1978 - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1979 - Dave Kingman becomes 6th to have a 2nd 3 HR game
1979 - France performs nuclear Test
1980 - Peru adopts constitution, Fernando Belaúnde Terry becomes president
1983 - AL Pres Lee MacPhail threw out umpire's decision & allows
1983 - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1983 - George Brett's 2 run HR against Yanks on July 24 (pine tar game)
1983 - NASA launches Telstar-3A
1984 - 23rd modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
1985 - 13th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley
1985 - Alan Garcia sworn in as president of Peru
1985 - L Brock, Slaughter, A Vaughan, & H Wilhelm inducted into Hall of Fame
1986 - Bomb attack in East Beirut, 25 killed
1986 - NASA releases transcript from doomed Challenger, pilot Michael Smith could be heard saying, "Uh-oh!" as spacecraft disintegrated
1987 - 42nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Laura Davies
1987 - Angel Cordero Jr becomes 4th jockey to win 6,000 races
1988 - IBM announces price hike on older models
1988 - Israeli diplomats arrive in Moscow for 1st visit in 21 years
1988 - Jordan cancels $1.3 billion development plan in West Bank
1988 - Winnie Mandella's home in Soweto, South Africa destroyed by arson
1988 - Yanks' Tommy John makes 3 errors on 1 play yet beats Brewers 16-3
1989 - Braves Dale Murphy, hits 2 3-run HRs in an inning, 14th man to hit 2 HRs in an inning. Also ties record of 6 RBIs in an inning
1989 - Cards' Vince Coleman is caught stealing ends record streak at 50
1989 - NASA's Lewis Research Center, Cleve, announce new high-temperature superconductors able to operate at 33 to 37 Gigahertz
1990 - Alberto Fujimoro installed as president of Peru
1990 - Blackout hits Chicago
1991 - "Gypsy" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 105 performances
1991 - 12th US Seniors Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus
1991 - 29th Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Nottingham England (2-1)
1991 - Buffalo Bills beat Phila Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley
1991 - Dennis Martinez pitches the 13th perfect game in baseball history
1991 - Juli Inkster wins LPGA Bay State Golf Classic
1991 - Miguel Indurain of Spain wins Tour de France bicycle race
1992 - Ground breaking of Fla Marlins 7,500 seat spring training stadium
1993 - Mariner Ken Griffey Jr is 3rd to hit HRs in 8 straight games
1994 - Baseball players decide to strike on Aug 12, 1994
1994 - Last steel beam is placed on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1994 - Texas Ranger Kenny Rogers pitches baseball's 14th perfect game
1995 - Art Modell's rep begins secrets talks to move team to Baltimore
1996 - NY Yankee Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th HR
1996 - Vicki Fergon wins LPGA Micelob Light Heartland Golf Classic
1996 - Kennewick Man, the remains of a prehistoric man, is discovered near Kennewick, Washington.
1997 - NY Ranger center Mark Messier signs with Vancouver for $20M for 3 yrs
1997 - Peter Graf, father of Steffi, enters German jail for tax evasion
1997 - Guatemala becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
2002 - Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground.
2005 - The Provisional Irish Republican Army call an end to their thirty year long armed campaign in Northern Ireland.
2005 - A tornado touches down in a residential area in south Birmingham, England, causing £4,000,000 worth of damages and injuring 39 people.
2008 - The historic Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier burns down for a second time in 80 years.
2061 - 31st recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet



Births on July 28

1165 - Ibn al-'Arabi, Muslim mystic/philosopher
1347 - Margherita of Durazzo, queen of Naples (d. 1412)
1456 - Jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (Arcadia)
1514 - Maximilian of Burgundy, viceroy of Holland
1609 - Judith J Leyster, Dutch house painter, baptised
1659 - Charles Ancillon, French Huguenot pastor (d. 1715)
1719 - Jan Nepveu, governor-general of Suriname (1769-79) [or Aug 27]
1745 - Piotr A von der Pahlen, milt governor (St Petersburg)
1746 - Thomas Heyward, soldier, signed Decl of Ind
1750 - Fabre d'Églantine French dramatist and politician, creator of the French Republican calendar (d. 1794)
1778 - Charles Stewart, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1869
1796 - Ignaz Bösendorfer, Austrian musician (d. 1859)
1804 - Ludwig A Feuerbach, German philosopher (Man is what he eats)
1808 - Charles Lucas, composer
1809 - Ormsby McKnight Mitchel, astronomer/Major General (Union volunteers)
1813 - Alberto Mazzucato, composer
1815 - Stefan Dunjov, Banat Bulgarian military figure (d. 1889)
1825 - William Duncan Smith, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
1833 - James Henry Lane, Brig General (Confederate Army) [or Jun 22 1814]
1835 - Jose Garcia Robles, composer
1837 - Christian Barnekow, composer
1844 - Gerard Manley Hopkins, England, poet (Windhover)
1857 - Ballington Booth, co-founder of Volunteers of America (d. 1940)
1859 - Balington Booth, founder (Volunteers of America)
1860 - Elias M. Ammons, governor of Colorado (d. 1925)
1860 - Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1922)
1863 - Hussein Khan Nakhichevanski, Russian general (d. 1919)
1866 - Beatrix Potter, England, children's author (Tale of Peter Rabbit)
1867 - Charles Dillon Perrine, American-born astronomer (d. 1951)
1868 - George Morren, Flemish painter/sculptor
1868 - Thomas P Krag, Norwegian writer (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran)
1870 - Henri Jaspar, premier of Belgium (1927-31)
1872 - Albert P Sarraut, Fren gov-gen of Indo-China (1911..19)/PM (1933/36)
1874 - Ernst Cassirer, Germany, philosopher/educator (Essay on Man)
1887 - Marcel Duchamp, French painter (Nude Descending a Staircase)
1890 - Marie Lohr, Sydney Australia, actress (Pygmalion, Small Hotel)
1891 - Ron Oxenham, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1928-32)
1892 - Joe E Brown, Holgate Ohio, comedian (Buck Circus Hour)
1892 - Petro Petridis, Greek composer (Isotope Suite)
1893 - Rued Immanuel Langgaard, composer
1896 - Barbara La Marr, American actress (d. 1926)
1897 - Emmy Arbous, [Emilia J Henke], Dutch actress (Little Rascal)
1898 - Lawrence Gray, American actor (d. 1970)
1900 - Maurice Johnstone, composer
1901 - Rudy Vallee, Vt, singer (Vagabond Dreams, My Time Is Your Time)
1901 - Sandor Vandor, composer
1901 - Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball player (d. 1979)
1902 - Karl Raimund Popper, Austrian/British philosopher (Logic of Forschung)
1902 - Kenneth F Fearing, US, poet (Dead Reckoning)
1903 - Catherine Dale Owen, actress (Behind Office Doors), Louisville KY
1904 - [John] Selwyn [Brooke] Lloyd, British statsman
1905 - Charles William Hutton, architect
1906 - Gottlob Frick, singer
1907 - Earl S Tupper, inventor (Tupperware)
1908 - Zbigniew Turski, composer
1909 - Malcolm Lowry, English novelist (Under the Volcano)
1910 - Bill Goodwin, SF Calif, announcer (Jolson Story, Burns & Allen)
1910 - Clive Robertson Caldwell, British fighter pilot
1911 - Ann Doran, Amarillo Tx, actress (Longstreet, Shirley)
1911 - Gerhard Stoeck, Germany, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1936)
1914 - Carmen Dragon, American composer (d. 1984)
1916 - David Brown, NYC, director (Jaws, Planet of the Apes)
1916 - Laird Cregar, Phila, actor (Charley's Aunt, Hangover Square)
1922 - Jacques Piccard, Switzerland, undersea explorer (bathyscaph Trieste)
1923 - Kent L Lee, US vice-admiral (WW II-Marianas/Palau)
1923 - Mary Jane Odell, Iowa, secretary of state
1923 - Michio Watanabe, politician
1924 - Fred Fisher, cricketer (one Test for NZ v SA 1953)
1924 - Peter James Frederick Green, CEO (LLoyd's of London)
1925 - Bruce Matthews, newspaper executive
1925 - Kenneth M Stewart, euro MP for Merseyside West
1925 - Larry Pruden, composer
1925 - Baruch S. Blumberg, American scientist, Nobel laureate
1926 - Charlie Biddle, American-born Quebec jazz bassist (d. 2003)
1927 - John Ashbery, American poet
1928 - Adrian Ratiu, composer
1929 - Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, NY, 1st lady (1961-63)
1929 - Remco [Wouter] Campert, Dutch literary/poet/son of Jan Campert
1930 - Darryl Hickman, Hollywood Cal, actor (Human Comedy, Tea & Sympathy)
1930 - Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (d. 2006)
1930 - Junior Kimbrough, American bluesman (d. 1998)
1931 - Johnny Martin, Australian cricket left-arm chinaman bowler (60's)
1933 - Charlie Hodge, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender
1934 - Jacques d'Amboise, Dedham Mass, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Company)
1934 - Norman D Shumway, (Rep-R-California, 1979- )
1935 - Simon Dee, British television broadcaster
1936 - Russ Jackson, Canadian football player
1937 - Anthony Ward, writer
1937 - Peter Duchin, NYC, pianist/bandleader (Peter Duchin Orch)
1937 - Francis Veber, French film director and screenwriter
1938 - Alberto Fujimoro, president of Peru (1990- )
1938 - George Cummings, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show)
1938 - Robert Hughes, [Studley Forrest], Australia, writer/critic (Barcelona)
1938 - Luis Aragonés, Spanish football manager
1939 - Clem Cattini, rock drummer (Tornados London)
1940 - Phil Proctor, comedian (Firesign Theater)
1941 - Riccardo Muti, Napoli Italy, conductor (Philadelphia Orch)
1942 - Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster
1943 - Bill Bradley, Crystal Ms, NBA forward (Knicks, Oly-gold-64/Sen-D-NJ)
1943 - Lawrence Elkins, football player FL (Houston Oilers)
1943 - Mike Bloomfield, Chicago Ill, blues guitarist/singer (Analine)
1944 - Daniel Morelon, France, 1K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
1944 - Mike Bloomfield, rocker
1945 - Jim Davis, cartoonist (Garfield)
1945 - Richard William Wright, rock guitarist (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall)
1945 - Rick Wright, keyboardist of Pink Floyd
1946 - Douglas H Bosco, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
1946 - Jonathan Edwards, rocker
1946 - Linda Kelsey, Minneapolis, actress (Billie-Lou Grant, Kate-Day by Day)
1946 - Fahmida Riaz, Pakistani writer and feminist
1947 - Alexei Sergeyevich Borodai, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
1947 - Barbara Ann Ferrell Edmondson, Miss, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1968)
1947 - Elena Novikova-Belova, USSR, foils (Olympic-gold-1968)
1947 - Miguelina Cobian, Santiago Cuba, 4x100m runner (Olympic-silver-1968)
1947 - Sally Struther, Portland Oregon, actress (Gloria-All in the Family)
1948 - Andy Fraser, rocker
1948 - Georgia Engel, Wash DC, actress (Georgette-Mary Tyler Moore Show)
1948 - Sergei Bodrov, Khabarovsk Russia, director (Katala, Somebody to Love)
1948 - Gerald Casale, american musician and director (founding member of Devo)
1949 - Simon Kirke, rock drummer (Bad Company)
1949 - Steven Peregrine Took, rocker (T-Rex)
1949 - Vida Blue, major-league pitcher (Cy Young & AL MVP 1971)
1949 - Steve Peregrin Took, English singer (d. 1980)
1949 - Peter Doyle, Australian singer (The New Seekers) (d. 2001)
1949 - Randall Wallace, American screenwriter and film producer
1950 - Shahyar Ghanbari, Iranian poet
1951 - Greg Gluffria, Wash DC, rock keyboardist (House of Lords-Sahara)
1951 - Anthony A. Williams, Mayor of Washington, D.C.
1951 - Santiago Calatrava, Spanish architect
1952 - Monique Vajiralongkorn, Crown Prince/Heir Apparent to Thailand throne
1952 - Monique van de Ven, Dutch actress (Turkish Fruit)
1952 - Yoshitaka Amano, Japanese artist
1953 - Steve Duncan, Knoxville Tn, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited)
1954 - Ken Margolis, rocker (Mink DeVille)
1954 - Steve Morse, rocker
1954 - Mikey Sheehy, Gaelic footballer
1954 - Bruce Abbott, American actor
1954 - Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela
1954 - Gerd Faltings, German mathematician
1958 - Terry Fox, Canadain one-legged marathoner (1980 Marathon of Hope)
1958 - Terry Fox, Canadian athlete and activist (d. 1981)
1958 - Michael Hitchcock, American actor
1960 - Luiz Fernando Carvalho, Brazilian film director
1960 - Yōichi Takahashi, Japanese mangaka of Captain Tsubasa and Hungry Heart Wild Striker
1961 - David Huff, rocker (Giant)
1961 - Scott E Parazynski, Little Rock Ark, MD/astronaut (STS 66, 86, sk:95)
1961 - Alexander Kurlovitch, Soviet weightlifter
1962 - Rachel Sweet, rocker
1963 - Patrizia Pellegrino, Naples Italy, (Italy's Miss Teenager 1980)
1964 - Bruce Wilkerson, NFL tackle (Jaguars, GB Packers-Superbowl 31)
1964 - Dave Alexander, NFL center (NY Jets)
1964 - Lori Loughlin, American actress
1965 - Priscilla Chan, Hong Kong singer
1965 - Delfeayo Marsalis, American jazz musician
1966 - Shikao Suga, Japanese singer/songwriter
1967 - Alex Galtcheniouk, hockey forward (Team Belarus, Olympics-1998)
1967 - Lori Loughlin, Queens, actress (Edge of Night, New Kids, Full House)
1969 - Corey Raymond, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
1969 - Frank Lickliter, Middletown OH, Nike golfer (1993 White Rose-24th)
1969 - Garth Snow, Wrentham Mass, US hockey goalie (Olympics-1994, Flyers)
1969 - Jaimie Dawson, Geneva Switz, Canadian badminton player (Olympics-96)
1969 - Jarrod Hanks, Lafayette LA, US gymnist (Olympic-92, 96)
1969 - Wendi Simmons, Santa Rosa Calif, heptathlete
1969 - Alexis Arquette, American actor
1969 - Dana White, UFC President
1970 - Paul Strang, cricketer (Zimbabwe's 1st Test match leg-spinner, 1994-)
1970 - Michael Amott, Swedish guitarist (Arch Enemy)
1971 - Larry Kennedy, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
1971 - Stephen Lynch, American musician
1972 - Brenda Schultz, Netherlands, tennis star
1972 - Elizabeth Berkley, Mich, actress (Jessie-Saved by the Bell, Showgirl)
1972 - Manley Woods, NFL/WLAF receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Rhein Fire)
1972 - Stacy Evans, WLAF defensive end (Rhein Fire)
1972 - Ed Templeton, American skateboarder
1972 - Yeom Jeong-ah, South Korean actress
1973 - Nixon A McNamara McClean, West Indies cricket fast bowler (ODI 1996)
1973 - Scott Bloom, Manhasset NY, actor (Keys, Stuff)
1974 - Justin Lee Collins, British comedian
1975 - Leonor Watling, Spanish actress and singer
1976 - Jacoby Shaddix, American singer (Papa Roach)
1977 - Aki Berg, Turku Fin, NHL defenseman (LA Kings)
1977 - Manu Ginóbili, Argentine basketball player
1978 - Hitomi Yaida, Japanese singer/songwriter
1979 - Kimberly Whiting, Miss Idaho Teen USA (1997)
1979 - Henrik Hansen, Danish footballer
1979 - Lee Minwoo, Korean singer (Shinhwa)
1979 - Birgitta Haukdal, Icelandic singer
1980 - Stephen Christian, American singer (Anberlin)
1981 - Michael Carrick, English footballer
1981 - Billy Aaron Brown, American actor
1981 - Jo In Sung, South Korean actor
1982 - Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Icelandic singer and actress
1982 - Tom Pelphrey, American actor
1984 - DeMeco Ryans, American football player
1984 - Zach Parise, American ice hockey player
1985 - Dustin Milligan, Canadian actor
1985 - Tynisha Keli, American singer
1986 - Alexandra Chando, American actress
1988 - Ayla Brown, American singer
1988 - Casper Johansen, Danish footballer
1990 - Soulja Boy, American rapper
1990 - Shana Swash, English actress
1993 - Hannah Lochner, Canadian actress



Deaths on July 28

450 - Theodosius II de Jongere, emperor Austrian Empire, dies
1057 - Victor II, [Gebhard], Pope (1055-57), dies
1101 - Su Tung-p'o, Chinese poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher, dies at 64
1128 - William Clito, Count of Flanders (b. 1102)
1230 - Duke Leopold VI of Austria (b. 1176)
1285 - Queen Keran of Armenia, consort of Leo III of Armenia
1330 - Michael III, Tsar of Bulgaria, dies in battle
1527 - Rodrigo de Bastidas, Spanish conquistador
1540 - Thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII's chief minister, executed
1631 - Guillén de Castro y Bellvis, Spanish dramatist (b. 1569)
1641 - John Amner, composer, dies at 61
1655 - Cyrano de Bergerac, French dramatist/novelist, dies at 36 in Paris
1655 - Savinien Cyrano seigneur de Bergerac, French author, dies at 36
1655 - Suzuki Shosan, Samurai/monk/propagator of Zen Buddhism, dies at 76
1667 - Abraham Cowley, English poet (Mistress/Sex libri plantarum), dies
1675 - Bulstrode Whitelocke, English lawyer (b. 1605)
1685 - Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington, English statesman (b. 1618)
1711 - Gerard Lairesse, painter, buried
1718 - Etienne Baluze, French scholar (b. 1630)
1723 - Mariana Alcoforado, nun (schreef no Lettres Portuguese), dies at 63
1741 - Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, Italian composer, dies at 63
1746 - John Peter Zenger, journalist, involved in 1st amendment fight, dies
1750 - Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (Art of the Fugue), dies at 65
1762 - George Dodington, 1st Baron Melcombe, English politician (b. 1691)
1778 - Arvid Niclas Hopken, composer, dies at 68
1794 - Georges Couthon, French politician, beheaded at 39
1794 - Maximilien Robespierre, Fr revolutionary/avocat (1781), guillotined
1794 - Robespierre, & 22 other terrorists executed to thunderous cheers
1802 - Giuseppe Sarti, Italian composer (Il er pastore, Ifigenia), dies at 72
1811 - Heinrich J von Collin, Austria dramatist/poet (Coriolan), dies
1818 - Gaspard Monge, French mathematician (b. 1746)
1835 - Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French marshal (b. 1768)
1837 - John Ross, composer, dies at 73
1838 - Bernhard Henrik Crusell, composer, dies at 62
1842 - C Brentano, writer, dies at 63
1844 - Joseph Bonaparte, older brother of Napoleon I and King of Naples and Spain (b. 1768)
1849 - Charles Albert, King of Sardinia (1831-49), dies
1850 - Stefano Pavesi, composer, dies at 71
1863 - James Deshler, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 30
1864 - Johann Hermann Kufferath, composer, dies at 67
1864 - Samuel Benton, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at about 44
1869 - Carl G Carus, German arts/psychologist/philosopher, dies
1869 - Jan Evangelista Purkyně, Czech anatomist (b. 1787)
1872 - Friedrich Kaiser, astronomer (Kaiser-Compass), dies
1878 - George Law Curry, Newspaper publisher and Governor of Oregon (b. 1820)
1895 - Joannes Kappeyne van Coppello, Internal minister (1877-89), dies at 72
1904 - Plehve, Russian foreign minister (bomb under carriage), dies
1915 - Vilbrun G Sam, rebellion leader/president of Haiti, lynched
1934 - Louis Tancred, cricketer (fourteen Tests batting for S Africa 1905-14), dies
1934 - Marie Dressler, actress (Dinner at 8, Anna Christie), dies at 64
1937 - Abdul Muslim Mahomayev, composer, dies at 51
1937 - Joseph Lee, father of Playgrounds movement, dies
1939 - William J Mayo, US surgeon/co-founder Mayo Clinic, dies at 78
1940 - Johann Richard Ohlsson, composer, dies at 66
1956 - Ludwig Klages, German philosopher/graphologist, dies at 83
1957 - Edith Abbott, American social worker, educator, and author (b. 1876)
1965 - Maurice Yvain, composer, dies at 74
1965 - Minor Watson, actor (Woman of the Year, Viva Cisco Kid), dies at 75
1965 - Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author (b. 1894)
1967 - Karl W. Richter, Lieutenant, USAF, American aviator (b. 1942)
1968 - Charles W Mayo, US surgeon, dies at 70
1968 - Otto Hahn, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1944), dies at 89
1969 - Ernst Tittel, composer, dies at 59
1969 - Frank H Loesser, US songwriter/composer (Guys & Dolls), dies at 59
1969 - Gabriel von Wayditch, composer, dies at 80
1969 - Ramón Grau, Cuban president (b. 1882)
1970 - John Barbirolli, English conductor (NY Philharmonic Orch), dies at 70
1971 - Diane Arbus, [Nemerov], photographer (Vogue), commits suicide at 48
1971 - Myril Hoag, American baseball player (b. 1908)
1971 - Charles E. Pont, American artist (b. 1898)
1972 - Helen Traubel, American soprano (b. 1903)
1972 - Charu Majumdar, Indian revolutionary leader (b. 1918)
1973 - Royal Butler, actor, dies at 80
1974 - Jack Ellis, cricketer (Victorian WK, Ashes tourist 1926), dies
1974 - Truman Bradley, TV host (Science Fiction Theater), dies at 69
1976 - Jacob Soetendorp, rabbi, dies at 62
1976 - Lucie Mannheim, actress (39 Steps), dies at 77
1978 - Jan Willem van Otterloo, composer, dies at 70
1979 - Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (b. 1898)
1980 - Cecil Burleigh, composer, dies at 95
1981 - Fr. Stanley Rother, Roman Catholic Priest, Martyr and Missionary to Guatemala (b. 1935)
1982 - George Kleinsinger, US composer (Tubby the Tuba), dies at 68
1983 - Alec Marks, cricketer (good NSW batsman 1928-37), dies
1984 - Bess Flowers, actress (View from Pompey's Head), dies at 85
1985 - Grant Williams, actor (Shrinking Man), dies of toxic poisoning at 54
1986 - Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter/sculptor (Iron Tower), dies at 91
1986 - Syd Curnow, S African cricketer (168 runs in 7 Tests), dies
1987 - James Burnham, philosopher (Coming Defeat of Communism), dies at 81
1989 - Jeff Richards, actor (Don't Go Near the Water), dies at 66
1990 - Armando Frid, of Argentina (Born May 24, 1866 Guin rec), dies at 124
1990 - Jill Esmond, actress (13 Women, My Pal Wolfe, FP 1), dies at 82
1990 - Maurice Braddell, actor (Things to Come), dies
1991 - Luis Aravena Munoz, Chilean singer/exiled to Netherlands, dies at 45
1993 - Herbert Joeks, [van Hugten], Dutch actor (Pipo the Clown), dies at 77
1994 - Bernard Delfont, Rus/Brit impresario (Thorn EMI), dies at 84
1994 - Colin Turnbull, anthropologist, dies at 69
1994 - Selwyn Powell, art Editor, dies at 82
1996 - Harold C Fox, Fashion designer/musician, dies at 86
1996 - Mickey Fenn, docker/socialist, dies at 58
1996 - Roger Tory Peterson, ornithologist/artist, dies at 87
1997 - Louis Cohen, physicist, dies at 71
1997 - Seni Pramoj, PM of Thailand (1945-46, 75, 76), dies
1998 - Lenny McLean, English bareknuckle fighter (b. 1949)
1999 - Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1911)
2000 - Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist and historian (b. 1918)
2002 - Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1910)
2003 - Lady Valerie Goulding, Irish politician and activist (b. 1918)
2004 - Francis Crick, English molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1916)
2004 - Sam Edwards, American actor (b. 1915)
2004 - Eugene Roche, American actor (b. 1928)
2004 - Tiziano Terzani, Italian journalist (b. 1938)
2006 - David Gemmell, British writer (b. 1948)
2007 - Jim LeRoy, Airshow pilot (b. 1961)
2007 - Karl Gotch, Belgian professional wrestler (b. 1924)
2008 - Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress, murdered (b. 1977)
2009 - Jim Johnson, NFL Assistant Coach, Eagles Defensive Coordinator from 1999-2009 (b.1941)
2010 - Ivy Bean, English internet celebrity (b. 1905)

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History, Births, and Deaths for July 29



362 - Emperor Julianus of Constantinople ends education laws
626 - Avaren/Slaves under khagan Bajan begin siege of Constantinople
1014 - Battle of Strumitsa-valley: Byzantine destroys Bulgarian armies
1030 - Battle at Stiklestad (Trondheim)
1179 - Lando Sittino proclaimed (anti-)pope Innocent III
1560 - Turkish fleet recaptures Djerba on Spanjaarden
1563 - League of High Nobles routes King Philip II
1565 - Mary Queen of Scots marries her cousin, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley
1567 - James VI is crowned King of Scotland at Stirling.
1579 - Antwerp request union with of Utrecht
1579 - King Philip II arrests plotters Antonio Perez & princess van Eboli
1585 - Friese academy opens
1588 - Attacking Spanish Armada defeated & scattered by English defenders
1588 - Duke Farneses troops ready for invasion of England
1634 - Dutch fleet under Johannes van Walbeeck lands on Curacao
1655 - Biggest townhall in the world opens in Amsterdam
1676 - Nathaniel Bacon declared a rebel for assembling frontiersmen to protect settlers from Indians
1693 - Battle at Neerwinden: French beats English/Dutch army
1693 - War of the Grand Alliance: Battle of Landen - France wins a Pyrrhic victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands.
1696 - French king Louis XIV & Victor Amadeua van Savoye signs peace
1715 - 10 Spanish treasure galleons sinks off Florida coast by hurricane
1751 - 1st international world title prize fight-Jack Stack of England, beats challenger M Petit of France in 29 mins in England
1773 - 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny Mtns completed, Schoenbrunn, OH
1783 - Skaptar Volcano on Iceland erupts killing about 9,000
1786 - 1st newspaper published west of Alleghanies, Pitts Gazette
1793 - John Graves Simcoe decides to build a fort and settlement at Toronto, having sailed into the bay there.
1835 - 1st sugar plantation in Hawaii begins
1836 - Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
1844 - NY Yacht Club forms
1847 - Cumberland School of Law founded in Lebanon, Tennessee, USA. At the end of 1847 only 15 law schools exist in the United States.
1848 - Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt - in Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.
1851 - Annibale de Gasparis discovers asteroid 15 Eunomia.
1858 - 1st commercial treaty between US & Japan signed
1858 - US citizens allowed to live anywhere in Japan
1858 - United States and Japan sign the Harris Treaty.
1864 - 3rd & last day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia
1864 - Battle of Macon, GA (Stoneman's Raid)
1864 - American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, DC.
1874 - Major Walter Copton Wingfield patents a portable tennis court
1899 - 1st motorcycle race, Manhattan Beach, NY
1899 - Southern Calif Golf Assn forms
1899 - The First Hague Convention is signed.
1900 - In Italy, King Umberto I of Italy is assassinated by Italian-born anarchist Gaetano Bresci.
1902 - Union of Orthodox Rabbis of US & Canada forms
1907 - 1st helicopter ascent in Douai, France
1907 - Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms Boy Scouts in England
1908 - St Louis Browns Rube Waddell strikes out 16 Phila Athletics
1910 - JWEL Hilgers is 1st Dutchman to fly above Dutch territory
1911 - Boston Red Sox Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0
1913 - Albania becomes sovereignty under prince Wilhelm von Wied
1914 - 1st transcontinental phone link made between NYC & SF
1914 - Austrian-Hungary bombs Belgrade
1914 - British fleet leaves Portland/passes Straits of Dover
1914 - Russia mobilize troops along Austrian boundary
1915 - Pirate Honus Wagner at 41, hits a grand slam HR
1916 - Postal check & Girodienst establishes
1920 - 1st transcontinental airmail flight from NY to SF
1920 - Mexican rebel Pancho Villa surrenders
1920 - Construction of the Link River Dam begins as part of the Klamath Reclamation Project.
1921 - Cleveland's 125th anniversary celebration: Cy Young, 54, pitches 2 inn
1921 - New rules of language assumed (equal rights Flemings/Walen Belgium)
1921 - Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
1923 - Albert Einstein speaks on pacifism in Berlin
1923 - KPD holds struggle day against fascism, in Germany
1924 - Paul Runyan wins PGA golf championship
1927 - 1st iron lung installed (Bellevue hospital, NY)
1927 - Bellevue Hospital in NY installs 1st iron lung
1927 - Phil Mead scores his 100th 100, Hampshire v Northants
1928 - Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" is released
1928 - Cleve Indians score 17 in 1st 2 inns to beat Yanks 24-6 at Dunn Field they also set a record with 24 singles in 1 game
1929 - Belgium Maurice Dewaele wins Tour de France
1930 - 115°F (46°C), Holly Springs, Mississippi (state record)
1930 - Airship R100, 1st passenger-carrying flight from England to Canada
1932 - Great Depression: in Washington, DC, U.S. troops disperse the last of the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans.
1934 - 17th PGA Championship: Paul Runyan at Park CC Williamsville NY
1936 - RCA shows 1st real TV program (dancing, film on locomotives, Bonwit Teller fashion show & monologue from Tobacco Road & comedy)
1937 - Japanese troops occupies Peking & Tientsin
1937 - Tongzhou Incident
1938 - Comic strip "Dennis the Menace," 1st appears
1938 - Olympic National Park forms
1940 - Urk soccer team forms
1942 - Eastern Blvd in the Bronx renamed Bruckner Blvd
1943 - 1 million inhabitants flee Hamburg
1943 - Nazi's evacuate Hollandsche Theater in Amsterdam
1944 - Allied air force bomb Germany for 6 hours
1944 - Frank McCormick (Reds) HR off Ace Adams (Giants) in both games of DH
1944 - US 4th Armour division occupiers Avranches
1945 - After delivering the Atomic Bomb across the Pacific, the cruiser USS Indianapolis is torpedoed & sunk by a Japanese submarine
1947 - Gas leak explodes in a beauty parlor, 10 women die in Harrisonburg Va
1948 - King George VI opens 14th modern Olympic games in London
1949 - Airlift in West-Germany to West-Berlin ends
1949 - BBC radio begins broadcasting
1950 - Pee Wee Reese, hits the 3,000th Dodger home run
1952 - 1st nonstop transpacific flight by a jet
1953 - US bombers shot down at north of Wladiwostok
1955 - Smokey Burgess hits 3 HRS to help Pirates beat Reds 16-5
1955 - USSR performs nuclear Test
1956 - 11th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Kathy Cornelius
1956 - Jacques Cousteau's Calypso anchors in 7,500 m of water (record)
1956 - WCKT (now WSVN) TV channel 7 in Miami, FL (IND) begins broadcasting
1957 - Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1957 - International Atomic Energy Agency forms by UN
1957 - Jack Paar's Tonight show premieres
1958 - Pres Eisenhower signs NASA & Space Act of 1958
1958 - Southern Pacific Bay ferries stop running
1959 - First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.
1961 - Bob Dylan injured in car accident
1961 - Phillies lose 1st of 23 straight games
1961 - Wallis & Futuna Islands become a French overseas territory
1965 - Beatles movie "Help" premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends
1965 - Gemini 5 returned after 12d 7h 11m 53s
1965 - Major league record 26 strikeouts, Phillies (16), Pirates (10)
1965 - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1966 - Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock NY
1966 - Nigerians chief of staff Jakubu Gowon makes coup
1967 - Fire aboard carrier USS Forrestal in Gulf of Tonkin kills 134
1967 - Moderate quake (6.5) strikes Caracas Venezuela causing severe damage
1967 - U S S Forrestal explodes kills 134. $100 million damage
1968 - Cincinnati Red George Culver no hits Phillies, 6-1
1968 - Gram Parson refuses to play with the Byrds in South Africa
1968 - Mount Arenal, Costa Rica kills 80 in Pelee-type eruption
1968 - Pope Paul VI, in an encyclical entitled "Humanae Vitae" (Of Human Life), declares any artificial forms of birth control prohibited
1968 - Wash DC Ron Hansen makes unassisted triple play vs Cleve
1969 - Mariner 6 begins transmitting far-encounter photos of Mars
1970 - 6 days of race rioting in Hartford Ct
1972 - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1973 - $180,000 in Led Zeppelin receipts are robbed from NY Hilton
1973 - Greek plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy
1974 - 2nd impeachment vote against Nixon by House Judiciary Committee
1974 - Episcopal Church ordained female priests
1974 - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1974 - St Louis Card Lou Brock steals his 700th base
1975 - Ford became 1st US pres to visit Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz
1975 - Military coup by Gen Mohammed/Pres Jakubu Gowon fired
1976 - USSR performs underground nuclear Test
1976 - In New York City, the "Son of Sam" kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.
1978 - 600,000 attend "Summer Jam" rock festival, Watkins Glen, NY
1978 - Penny Dean swims English Channel in record 7h40m
1978 - Pioneer 11 transmits images of Saturn & its rings
1978 - On Old Timer's Day, NY Yankees announce that Billy Martin will return as NY Yankee manager in 1980 & Bob Lemon will become GM
1979 - 7th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Amy Alcott
1981 - Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Amphitheater is dedicated
1981 - Iran ex-president Bani Sadr flees to Paris
1981 - Prince Charles of England weds Lady Diane Spencer
1982 - Andy Taylor of rock group Duran Duran weds Tracie Wilson
1983 - "Friday Night Videos" premieres on NBC TV
1983 - Steve Garvey ends his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak
1984 - 12th du Maurier Golf Classic: Juli Inkster
1984 - 23rd Summer Olympics opens in LA
1985 - 19th Space Shuttle Mission (51-F)-Challenger 8-launched
1986 - Bomb attack in West-Beirut, 30 killed
1986 - Dennis Amiss scores his 100th 100, Warwickshire v Lancashire
1986 - NY jury rules NFL violated antitrust laws, awards USFL $1 in damages
1987 - Ben & Jerry's & Jerry Garcia agree on a new flavor Cherry Garcia
1988 - FDIC bails out 1st Republic Bank, Dallas, with $4 billion
1988 - Gorbachev pushes plan electing president & parliament in March, 1989
1988 - Judge orders NASA to release unedited tape from Challenger cockpit
1988 - Last US Playboy Club (Lansing Mich) closes
1988 - South African govt bans anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom"
1988 - Baltimore trades Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox for Brady Anderson & Curt Schilling
1988 - Rick Sutcliffe swipes home, 1st pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1984 to steal home
1989 - Javier Sotomayor of Cuba sets high jump record (8'0") in San Juan
1989 - Phillies retire Steve Carlton's # 32
1989 - Vince Coleman, record streak stopped at 50 straight stolen bases
1989 - White Sox trade Harold Baines to Rangers for Scott Fletcher & Sam Sosa
1990 - 26th Curtis Cup: US wins 14-4
1990 - 28th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats USSR in Atlanta Georgia (2-1)
1990 - 36th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Beth Daniel
1990 - Boston Red Sox set major league record with 12 doubles in a game
1990 - South Africa Communist Party begins 1st legal conference
1991 - 1st Sunday Night game at Shea Stadium (Mets beat Cubs 6-0)
1991 - Donald Trump gives Marla Maples a 7½ caret engagement ring
1991 - Yankee Stadium fans throw cups & blowup dolls at Jose Canseco
1992 - "Chinese Coffee" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 18 perfs
1992 - Evgueni Sadovyi swims world record/OR 400m freestyle (3:45.00)
1992 - Ray Sharkey, actor (Wiseguys), arrested for narcotic possession
1993 - Cin Red pitcher Thomas Browning arrested for marijuana possession
1993 - Walter Koenig (Checkov-Star Trek) suffers a mild heart attack
1993 - Israeli Court of Appeal overturns (5-0) conviction of John Demjaujuk, saying not enough evidence he is Concentration Camp Ivan the Terrible
1994 - 200,000 Moslems demand death to feminist Taslima Nasrin
1994 - Corrupt Italian ex-premier Craxi gets 8½ year jail sentenced
1994 - H Emans Arubaanse Peoples Party wins parliamentary election
1994 - India army kills 27 Moslem militants
1994 - Jesse Timmedequas, rapes & murders Megan Kanka, 7 (Megan's Law)
1994 - Parliamentary election in Aruba
1995 - Monica Seles beats Martina Naratilova in her return to tennis
1995 - Carolina Panthers beat Jacksonville Jaguars in their 1st NFL exhibition game 20-14
1996 - The controversial child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act (1996) is struck down as too broad by a U.S. federal court.
1997 - US Senior Golf Open ends at Olympia Fields GC Ill
2005 - Astronomers announce their discovery of Eris.



Births on July 29


1166 - Henry II of Champagne (d. 1197)
1590 - Gilles Hayne, composer
1605 - Simon Dach, German poet
1620 - Nicolaas Heinsius, Dutch philologist/diplomat
1646 - Johann Theile, German composer (Adam & Eve)
1723 - Christleib Siegmund Binder, composer
1739 - Johannes Ritschel, composer
1755 - Franz Gotz, composer
1758 - Antonius van Gils, Dutch RC theologist (opposed Enlightenment)
1778 - Carl Borromaus Neuner, composer
1797 - Daniel Drew, American financier (d. 1879)
1801 - George Bradshaw, English publisher (d. 1853)
1805 - Alexis de Tocqueville, France, statesman/writer (Democracy in America)
1817 - James Blair Steedman, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883
1820 - Clement Laird Vallandigham, MC (Union), died in 1871
1828 - Cuvier Grover, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1885
1830 - Alvan Cullem Gillem, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1875
1843 - Johannes Schmidt, German linguist (d. 1901)
1849 - Max Nordau, Austrian author and Zionist leader (d. 1923)
1853 - Esther de Boer-van Rijk, Dutch actress (Kniertje-Hope of Blessing)
1853 - Henry Morton Dunham, composer
1854 - Georg Kerschensteiner, German educator (Theory of Education)
1861 - Alica Hathaway Lee Roosevelt, 1st wife of Theodore Roosevelt
1861 - Sergei D Sazonov, Russian minister of Foreign Affairs (1910-16)
1865 - Nicola Spinelli, composer
1867 - Enrique Granados, Spain, composer
1869 - Booth Tarkington, US, novelist (17, Magnificent Ambersons)
1871 - [Gregory Efimovich] Rasputin, mad Russian monk
1872 - Eric Alfred Knudsen, American folklorist (d. 1957)
1874 - August Stramm, writer
1874 - James Shaver Woodsworth, Canadian politician (d. 1942)
1876 - Maria Ouspenskaya, Tula Russia, actress (Waterloo Bridge)
1878 - Don Marquis, Ill, journalist/poet (archy & mehitabel)
1878 - Don Marquis, American author (d. 1937)
1883 - Benito Mussolini, [Il Duce], Fascist Italian dictator (1922-43)
1883 - Manuel Infante, Spanish composer/conductor
1883 - Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian poet and writer (d. 1942)
1884 - Henri Liebrecht, Belgian playwright/journalist
1884 - Ralph A. Bard, U.S. Navy Undersecretary (d. 1975)
1885 - Theda Bara, American film actress (d. 1955)
1887 - Rudi Stephan, composer
1887 - Sigmund Romberg, Nagykanizsa Hungary, operetta composer (Blossom Time)
1888 - Niles Welch, Hartford CT, actor (Cornered)
1889 - Karl Otten, writer
1891 - Bernhard Zondek, German/Israeli gynaecologist
1892 - Charles L Bass, actor (Business in White Slavery)
1892 - Ernst van Raalte, lawyer (Seen, heard... wrote)
1892 - Karel L Baars, Dutch actor (White Slaves Trade)
1892 - William Powell, Pittsburgh PA, actor (Thin Man, My Man Godfrey)
1893 - Arre Merikanto, Finnish composer (12-tones music)
1895 - Michail M Zosjtsjenko, Russian author
1897 - Sir Neil Ritchie, British general (d. 1983)
1898 - Isidor Isaac Rabi, Poland, physicist (explored atom, Nobel 1944)
1899 - Walter Beall, American baseball player (d. 1959)
1900 - Alexander Vasil'yevich Mosolov, composer [OS]
1900 - Don Redman, Piedmont WV, orch leader (Sugar Hill Times)
1900 - Eyvind Johnson, Sweden, novelist (Return to Ithaca-Nobel 1974)
1900 - Don Redman, American musician (d. 1964)
1904 - J. R. D. Tata, Indian industrialist (d. 1993)
1905 - Clara Bow, silent screen actress (It, Saturday Night Kid)
1905 - Dag Hammarskjoeld, Sweden, 2nd UN Sect-General (1953-61) (Nobel 1961)
1905 - Thelma Todd, [Alison Loyd], Lawrence MA, actress (Dangerous Female)
1905 - Stanley Kunitz, American poet (d. 2006)
1906 - Diana Vreeland, French-born fashion editor (d. 1989)
1907 - Melvin Mouron Belli, Sonora Calif, lawyer (SF's "King of Torts")
1909 - Georgy Mushel, composer
1910 - Henry Brian Boyne, journalist
1911 - Jan Cikker, composer
1911 - Foster Furcolo, 60th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1995)
1911 - Iakovos, Archbishop of America (d. 2005)
1913 - Stephen McNally, NYC, actor (Split Second, 30 Seconds over Tokyo)
1913 - Erich Priebke, Nazi war criminal
1914 - "Professor" Irwin Corey, comedian (Car Wash)
1914 - Abram Games, graphic artist
1914 - Dovie Hudson, community activist in rural Mississippi
1915 - Bruce R. McConkie, LDS apostle and author (d. 1985)
1915 - Francis W. Sargent, 64th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1998)
1916 - Charlie Christian, American jazz guitarist (d. 1942)
1916 - Budd Boetticher, American film director (d. 2001)
1918 - Vladimir Dudentzev, Russian writer
1920 - Rodolfo Acosta, Chihuahua Mexico, actor (Passion, Littlest Outlaw)
1920 - Neville Jeffress, Australian founder of Media Monitors Australia (d. 2007)
1921 - Aled Eames, maritime historian
1921 - Richard Egan, SF Calif, actor (Empire, Redigo, Pollyanna)
1923 - Gordon Mitchell, American actor (d. 2003)
1924 - Arnold Weinstock, English industrial/multi-millionaire (GEC)
1924 - Robert Horton, LA Calif, actor (Kings Row, Wagon Train, Arena)
1924 - Lloyd Bochner, Canadian actor (d. 2005)
1924 - Elizabeth Short, victim in the Black Dahlia case (d. 1947)
1925 - Mikis Michael George Theodorakis, Chios Greece, composer (Raven)
1925 - Ted Lindsay, Canadian hockey player
1926 - Don Carter, bowler, 6-time Bowler of Year (1953-54, 57-58, 60-61)
1926 - Russel Firestone, polo great (Circle F-1959 champs)
1927 - Harry K V Mulisch, writer (Message to King Rat)
1928 - Bidzina Alexandrovich Kvernadze, composer
1929 - Jean Baudrillard, French philosopher
1930 - Paul Taylor, dancer/choreographer (Paul Taylor Dance Company) [or 6/5]
1932 - Marguerite Empey, [Diane Webber], Los Angelas California, playmate (May 1955, Feb 1956)
1932 - Nancy Landon Kassebaum, (Sen-R-Kansas, 1979- )
1933 - Cammie Smith, WI cricket opening batsman (1960-62)
1933 - Robert Fuller, Troy NY, actor (Laramie, Wagon Train)
1933 - Lou Albano, American pro wrestling manager
1934 - Alfred Scott, WI cricket leg-spinner (son of O C, Test 0-140)
1935 - Leonard Lee, rocker (Shirley & Lee)
1935 - Peter Schreier, Meissen Germany, tenor (Dresden State Opera 1961)
1936 - Elizabeth Hanford Dole, US Secretary of Transportation (1983-87)
1937 - Daniel McFadden, American economist, Nobel Prize Laureate
1938 - Peter Jennings, Toronto Canada, news anchor (ABC Evening News)
1938 - Jean Rochon, Quebec politician
1939 - Annea Lockwood, composer
1941 - David Warner, Manchester NH, actor (Star Trek VI, Time Bandits)
1942 - Sharon Gans, actress (Slaughterhouse 5)
1942 - Tony Sirico, American actor
1943 - Charles Hallahan, actor (Hunter)
1943 - Ingrid Kramer, Dresden Germany, diver (Olympic-gold-1964)
1943 - Roz Kelly, Mt Vernon NY, actress (Owl & Pussycat, Happy Days)
1943 - David Taylor, English snooker player
1944 - Terry Jarvis, NZ cricket opener (387 partnership w/Turner v WI 1972)
1945 - Michelle Angelo, Kingsville Tx, actress (Funny Girl)
1946 - Bill Forsyth, director (Local Hero, Breaking In, Housekeeping)
1946 - Neal Doughty, Evantson Ill, rock keyboardist (Reo Speedwagon)
1947 - Janet LePera, LPGA golfer
1947 - Dick Harmon, American golf instructor (d. 2006)
1949 - Marilyn Tucker Quayle, novelist/wife of Vice President Dan Quayle (1989-93)
1949 - Stephen Burleigh, Wheeling WV, actor (Love & Betrayal, Afterburn)
1950 - Maricica Puica, Romania, 2K runner (world record)
1950 - Radu Voina, Romania, team handball (Oly-silver/2 bronze-1972, 76, 80)
1951 - Dean Pitchford, rocker
1951 - Deborah Pryor, Calif, actress (The Godson)/(Rep-R-Ohio)
1951 - Leslie Easterbrook, LA Calif, actress (Ryan's Hope, Police Acadamy 5)
1951 - Dan Driessen, American baseball player
1953 - Geddy Lee, Toronto Canada, lead vocalist/bassist (Rush-Tom Sawyer)
1953 - Ken Burns, epic documentary maker (Civil War, Baseball)
1953 - Ken Burns, American producer and director
1953 - Tim Gunn, American television personality
1954 - Flo Hyman, Inglewood Calif, volleyball player (Olympic-silver-1984)
1955 - "Country" Jem Finer, English banjo player (Pogues-Straight to heck)
1955 - Dave Stevens, American illustrator
1955 - Jean-Hugues Anglade, French actor
1956 - Brenda Hocott, LPGA golfer
1956 - Michael Biehn, Anniston AL, actor (Rampage, Hog Wild, Aliens, Abyss)
1956 - Patti Scialfa, singer (As Long as I Can Be)/Mrs Bruce Springsteen
1956 - Teddy Atlas, American boxing trainer and commentator
1956 - Ronnie Musgrove, Former Governor of Mississippi
1957 - Nellie Kim, Russian gymnast
1957 - Alessandra Marc, American operatic soprano
1959 - Brian James Claar, Santa Monica CA, PGA golfer (1991 AT&T-2nd)
1959 - Gary Springer, NYC, actor (Bernice Bobs Her Hair)
1959 - John Sykes, Irish hard rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy-Blue Murder)
1959 - Nelli Kim, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-2 golds-1976)
1959 - Sanjay Dutt, Indian actor
1959 - Ruud Janssen, Dutch writer and artist
1962 - Corinne Dibnah, Brisbane Australia, LPGA golfer (1988 Brit Open)
1962 - Steve Pelluer, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1962 - Vincent Rousseau, Belgian athlete
1962 - Scott Steiner, American professional wrestler
1963 - Alexandra Paul, NYC, actress (Christine, American Flyers, Dragnet)
1963 - Azeem Hafeez, cricketer (fingerless Pakistani lefty quick)
1963 - Damon Allen, CFL quarterback (BC Lions)
1963 - Michel Boerebach, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
1963 - Patty Dodd, Bogota Columbia, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-2nd-1988)
1963 - Steve Frey, Meadowbrook PA, pitcher (Phila Phillies)
1963 - Graham Poll, English football referee
1963 - Jim Beglin, Irish football commentator
1964 - Lisa Peluso, Phila, actress (Search for Tomorrow, Ava-Loving)
1965 - Doug Burden, Rutland Vt, rower (Olympics-5th-88, 92, 96)
1965 - Henry James, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1965 - Karen Doell, Winkler Manitoba, softball 2nd baseman (Olympics-96)
1965 - Luis Alicea, Santurce Puerto Rico, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
1965 - Chang-Rae Lee, Korean-born author
1966 - Jeff Herrod, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
1966 - Martina McBride, country singer
1966 - Sally Gunnell, 400m hurdler, (Olympic-gold-92)
1966 - Richard Steven Horvitz, American comic voiceactor
1968 - Kristen Babb-Sprague, Calif, US synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-92)
1968 - Mike Williams, Radford VA, pitcher (Phila Phillies)
1968 - Paavo Lotjonen, Finnish Cellist (Apocalyptica)
1969 - Alison Dunlap, Denver Colo, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1970 - John Rennie, cricketer (Zimbabwe pace bowler 1993)
1970 - Maria Checca, Bogota Colombia, playmate (Aug, 1994)
1970 - Sean LaChapelle, NFL/WLAF receiver (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores)
1970 - Steve Wojciechowski, Blue Island IL, pitcher (Oakland A's)
1971 - Bryan Dattilo, Kankakee IL, actor (Calif Dreaming, Days of Our Lives)
1971 - Jayne Fenner, Four Marks England, US sailing (Olympic-92)
1971 - Johnny Ruffin, Butler AL, pitcher (Cin Reds)
1971 - Monica Calhoun, American actress
1971 - Lisa Ekdahl, Swedish singer songwriter
1972 - Steven Branscombe, WLAF WR (Scotland Claymores)
1972 - Wil Wheaton, CA, actor (Star Trek Next Generation-Wesley, Stand By Me)
1973 - Stephen Dorff, Atlanta, actor (I Know My Name is Steven)
1973 - Wanya Morris, [Squirt], Phila Pa, rapper (Boyz II Men)
1974 - Derek Wilkinson, Lasalle, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1975 - Seth Greisinger, Kansas City KS, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1975 - Sheya Shipanga, Miss Namibia Universe (1997)
1975 - Corrado Grabbi, Italian footballer
1977 - Greg Burgess, US, 200m individual medley (Olympics-silver-92, 96)
1979 - Karim Essediri, Tunisian footballer
1979 - Ronald Murray, American basketball player
1980 - Ryan Braun, Canadian baseball player
1980 - Fernando González, Chilean tennis player
1980 - Rachel Miner, American actress
1981 - Jennie Thompson, Wichita Falls TX, gymnast (Jr Natl-champ-93, Oly-96)
1981 - Fernando Alonso, Spanish Formula 1 Driver
1981 - Andrés Madrid, Argentine footballer
1981 - Troy Perkins, American soccer player
1982 - Janez Aljančič, Slovenian footballer
1982 - Jônatas Domingos, Brazilian footballer
1982 - Allison Mack, American actress
1983 - Alexei Kaigorodov, Russian hockey player
1984 - Chad Billingsley, American baseball player
1987 - Sabra Johnson, American dancer
1991 - Miki Ishikawa, American actress



Deaths on July 29

238 - Pupienus, Roman Emperor
238 - Balbinus, Roman Emperor
1030 - Olaf Haraldsson, King of Norway, dies in battle of Stiklestad
1095 - Ladislaus I Arpad de Heilige, King of Hungary, dies
1099 - Urban II, [Odo van Lagery], French Pope (1088-99), dies
1108 - Philip I, co-king of France (1059, 1060-1108), dies at 56
1164 - Olaf, King of Norway, dies
1507 - Martin Behaim, German-born navigator and geographer (b. 1459)
1573 - Spanish prince of Eboli, dies
1596 - Jacobus Latomus, Flemish poet (Psalms/Jeremias) dies at about 84
1612 - Jacques Bongars, French scholar and diplomat (b. 1554)
1632 - Samuel Ampzing, vicar/poet (Biblical Treasures), dies
1644 - Urban VIII, [Maffeo Barberini], Pope (1623-44), dies
1649 - David Teniers I, Flemish painter (altaar stukken), dies
1669 - Christopher Simpson, composer, dies
1752 - Peter Warren, British admiral
1781 - Johann Kies, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1713)
1786 - Franz Asplmayr, composer, dies at 58
1792 - René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (b. 1714)
1797 - Christoph Rheineck, composer, dies at 48
1808 - Selam III, poet/composer/sultan of Turkey (1789-1808), dies
1813 - Jean-Andoche Junot, French general (b. 1771)
1825 - Micah Hawkins, composer, dies at 48
1833 - William Wilberforce, English abolitionist (b. 1759)
1838 - Jonathan Huntington, composer, dies at 66
1839 - Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician (b. 1755)
1844 - Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, composer, dies at 53
1856 - Robert A Schumann, German pianist/composer (Humoresque), dies at 46
1857 - Charles LJL Bonaparte, Corsican/French prince of Canino, dies at 54
1857 - Thomas Dick, Scottish scientific teacher and writer (b. 1774)
1859 - Auguste Mathieu Panseron, composer, dies at 63
1863 - Edward Needle Kirk, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at about 35
1886 - Adolf Muller, composer, dies at 84
1886 - Solomon Gazfried, rabbi/author (Kitzur Shulchan Aruch), dies
1887 - Agostino Depretis, Italian statesman (d. 1813)
1890 - Vincent Van Gogh, painter, dies in Auvers, France
1897 - Joost G Kist, lawyer/president of High Council (1885-97), dies at 74
1900 - Umberto I, Italian King (1878-1900) assassinated by Gaetano Bresci
1906 - Alexandre Luigini, composer, dies at 56
1913 - Tobias MC Asser, lawyer (Nobel 1911), dies
1918 - Ernest William Christmas, Australian painter (b. 1863)
1922 - Edward Gailliard, Flemish language/archaeologist, dies at 81
1930 - Alexander von Fielitz, composer, dies at 69
1933 - Gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup, composer, dies at 73
1934 - Didier Pitre, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1883)
1938 - Nikolai Krylenko, Russian/Soviet jurist and politician (b. 1885)
1941 - James Stephenson, actor (Sea Hawk, River's End), dies at 52
1950 - Joe Fry, British racing driver (b. 1915)
1954 - Coen de Koning, Dutch speed skater (b. 1879)
1956 - Ludwig Klages, German philosopher (Study of Graves), dies at 83
1958 - Charles O'Malley, actor in silent westerns (Iron Horse), dies at 61
1960 - Richard Simon, co-founder (Simon & Shuster), dies
1963 - Dave Smith, cricketer (2 Tests in 1912 Australian side), dies
1963 - Dorian Le Gallienne, composer, dies at 48
1964 - Vean Gregg, American baseball player (b. 1885)
1966 - Pal Jardanyi, composer, dies at 44
1970 - John G B Barbirolli, English conductor/composer, dies at 70
1970 - Jonel Perlea, composer, dies at 69
1973 - Eileen Percy, silent film actress (Wicked, Backstage), dies at 72
1973 - Norm Smith, Australian rules footballer and coach (b. 1915)
1973 - Roger Williamson, English racing driver (b. 1948)
1974 - Cass Elliot, singer (Mamas & Papas), chokes to death in London at 32
1974 - Erich Kästner, German author (b. 1899)
1975 - James [Benjamin] Blish, sci-fi author (Star Trek Reader), dies at 54
1976 - Mickey Cohen, American gangster (b. 1913)
1977 - Austin Matthews, cricketer (Test Eng v NZ 1937), dies
1978 - Wesley La Violette, composer, dies at 84
1979 - Herbert Marcuse, philosopher (Eros & Civilization), dies at 81
1979 - Bill Todman, American television producer (b. 1916)
1980 - Jan Tausinger, composer, dies at 58
1981 - Robert Moses, American urban planner (b. 1888)
1982 - Cor[nelis R J] Kieboom, resistor/President Feyenoord, dies at 81
1982 - Harold Sakata, actor (Kenji-Sarge), dies at 62
1982 - Richard N Gale, English general/paracommandant, dies at 86
1983 - David Niven, actor (Rugues), dies in Switzerland at 73
1983 - J B Charles, [Willem Nagel], Dutch criminologist/writer, dies at 83
1983 - Luis Buñuel, director (Monk), dies of cirrhosis of liver at 83
1983 - Raymond Massey, actor (Dr Kildare), dies of pneumonia at 86
1984 - Fred Waring, orch leader (Fred Waring Show), dies at 84
1984 - Woodrow Parfey, actor (Time Express), dies at 61 of a heart attack
1985 - James F Nolan, actor (Dante), dies of cancer at 69
1987 - Arthur Chipperfield, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia), dies
1987 - Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Bengali author (b. 1894)
1988 - Ellin Berlin, [MacKay], Mrs Irving Berlin, dies at 86
1990 - Bruno Kreisky, union chancellor Austria, dies
1992 - Tavio Amorin, Togolese politician, murdered
1993 - AJA Quintus Bosz, Indonesian/Suriname lawyer, dies at 78
1994 - Dorothy Crowfoot-Hodgkin, chemist (B-12, Nobel 1964), dies at 78
1994 - Francisco Veguillas, Spanish general, murdered at 68
1994 - John Bayard Britton, abortion doctor, killed by Paul Hill
1996 - Aruna Asaf Ali, politician, dies at 88
1996 - Ric Nordman, Canadian politician (b. 1919)
1996 - Jason Thirsk, American bassist (Pennywise) (b. 1967)
1998 - Jerome Robbins, American choreographer (b. 1918)
2001 - Edward Gierek, Polish politician (b. 1913)
2001 - Wau Holland, German computer hacker (b. 1951)
2003 - Foday Sankoh, Sierra Leonean rebel leader (b. 1937)
2004 - Rena Vlahopoulou, Greek actress and singer (b. 1923)
2007 - Mike Reid, English comedian and actor (b. 1940)
2007 - Michel Serrault, French actor (b. 1928)
2007 - Tom Snyder, American television personality (b. 1936)
2007 - Marvin Zindler, American television reporter (b. 1921)
2008 - Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (b. 1989)
2009 - Gayatri Devi, Ex-Maharani of Indian state Jaipur. (b. 1919)



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Pennsylvania

July 29th is historically a rainy day in Waynesburg, PA.

It all began in 1878 when a farmer casually told drug store clerk William Allison that it always seemed to rain on July 29th in this southwestern PA town. The clerk made a note of it and started keeping a yearly tabulation. July 29th, 1974 was the 85th rainfall in the past 97 years on this date.

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Pennsylvania

July 29th is historically a rainy day in Waynesburg, PA.

It all began in 1878 when a farmer casually told drug store clerk William Allison that it always seemed to rain on July 29th in this southwestern PA town. The clerk made a note of it and started keeping a yearly tabulation. July 29th, 1974 was the 85th rainfall in the past 97 years on this date.

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History, Births, and Deaths for July 30


579 - Benedict I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
657 - St Vitalian begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Eugene I
1178 - Frederick I (Barbarossa), Holy Roman Emperor, crowned King of Burgundy
1419 - Anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of executed reformer Jan Hus, stormtown hall in Prague & throw Catholic councillors out the windows
1419 - First Defenestration of Prague.
1537 - Resistant of Bomy: French/Dutch cease fire
1601 - Spanish garrison of Rhine birch surrenders to Earl Mauritius
1608 - At Ticonderoga (now Crown Point, New York), Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs. This was to set the tone for French-Iroquois relations for the next one hundred years.
1618 - Prince Maurits' troops pull into Utrecht
1619 - House of Burgesses Virginia forms, 1st elective US governing body
1626 - Earthquake hits Naples; 10,000 die
1629 - An earthquake in Naples, Italy kills 10,000 people.
1646 - English parliament sets king Charles I Newcastle Propositions
1650 - Prince Willem II occupies Amsterdam
1653 - Johan de Witt sworn in as pension advisor of Holland
1655 - Dutch troops occupy Fort Assahudi Seram
1678 - English troops lands in Flanders
1715 - Spanish gold & silver fleet disappears off St Lucie, Florida
1729 - City of Baltimore founded
1733 - Society of Freemasons opens 1st American lodge in Boston
1733 - First Freemasons's lodge is opened in what will become the United States.
1739 - Caspar Wistar begins glass manufacturing in Allowaystown, NJ
1756 - Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly-built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers.
1775 - Capt Cook with Resolution returns to England
1792 - 500 Marseillaisian men sing France's national anthem for 1st time
1809 - British armed force of 39,000 lands in Walcheren
1811 - Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, leader of the Mexican insurgency, is executed by the Spanish in Chihuahua, Mexico.
1822 - James Varick becomes 1st bishop of Afr Meth Episcopal Zion Church
1824 - Gioacchino Rossini becomes manager of Theatre Italian, Paris
1825 - Malden Island is discovered.
1826 - Java prince Dipo Negoro surprise attacks Dutch colony, 82 killed
1836 - 1st English newspaper published in Hawaii
1839 - Slave rebels, take over slaver Amistad
1844 - 1st US yacht club organized, NY Yacht Club
1863 - Pres Lincoln issues "eye-for-eye" order to shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot
1863 - Indian Wars: Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signs the Treaty of Box Elder, promising to stop harassing the emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah.
1864 - Battle of Chambersburg, PA - burned by Union forces under McCausland
1864 - Battle of the Crater: Gen Burnsides fails on attack of Petersburg
1864 - Confederate troops attack Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in fire
1865 - Pope Pius IX visits Suriname
1866 - Race riot in New Orleans
1866 - New Orleans's Democratic government orders police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.
1870 - Staten Island ferry "Westfield" burns, killing 100
1874 - 1st baseball teams to play outside US, Boston-Phila in British Isles
1878 - German anti-semitism begins during the Reichstag election
1878 - Russian assault on Plevna Turkey, 7,300 Russian casualties
1889 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Naval Treaty" (BG)
1898 - Will Kellogg invents Corn Flakes
1902 - Anti-Jewish rioters attack funeral procession of Rabbi Joseph (NYC)
1905 - Dutch Covenant of Worker's union, NVV, forms
1908 - Around the World Automobile Race ends in Paris
1909 - John A Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League
1909 - Wright Brothers deliver 1st military plane to the army
1913 - Conclusion of 2nd Balkan War
1914 - Austrian-Hungary & Russia proclaim general mobilization
1914 - French troops withdraw 10 km from German border
1914 - John French appointed British supreme commander
1916 - German saboteurs blow up a munitions plant on Black Tom Island, NJ
1916 - Black Tom Island explosion in Jersey City, NJ.
1917 - Board of Commissioners of Cleveland Metroparks has its 1st meeting
1923 - New Zealand claims Ross Dependency
1926 - Albanian boundaries deduced
1928 - George Eastman shows 1st color motion pictures (US)
1930 - 1st broadcast of "Death Valley Days" on NBC-radio
1930 - Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 for soccer's 1st World Cup in Montevideo
1932 - 10th modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
1933 - 28th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats France in Paris (3-2)
1935 - 1st Penguin book is published, starting the paperback revolution
1937 - Phillies Dolph Camilli, plays 1st base & registers no put outs
1938 - Gen Metaxas names himself premier of Greece
1939 - Belgium Sylvere Maes wins 33rd Tour de France
1941 - German occupiers forbid SDAP, VDB, ARP, RKSP, CHU & SGP in Netherlands
1942 - FDR signs bill creating women's Navy auxiliary agency (WAVES)
1942 - German SS kills 25,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia
1942 - German occupiers set night curfew on Jews in Netherlands
1943 - Last Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie released (Girl Crazy)
1943 - US 45th Infantry division occupies San Stefano
1944 - Heavy battles at Tessy-sur-Vire & Villebaudon Normandy
1944 - US 30th division reaches suburbs of St-Lo Normandy
1945 - Philippines Sea: US cruiser Indianapolis torpedoed/sinks, 880 die
1946 - 1st rocket attains 100 mi (167 km) altitude, White Sands, NM
1947 - Cin Reds 16 game win streak ends, losing to NY Giants 5-4
1948 - Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record (10K - 29:59.6)
1948 - Professional wrestling premieres on prime-time network TV (DuMont)
1949 - British warship HMS Amethyst escape down Yangtze River, having been refused a safe passage by Chinese Communists after 3-month standoff
1951 - Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause makes peons of baseball players
1952 - Ford Frick sets waiver rule to bar inter-league deals until all clubs in same league get right to bid
1953 - Rikidōzan holds a ceremony announcing the establishment of the Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance.
1954 - Bob Kennedy hits the 1st grand slam for the new Baltimore Orioles
1954 - Elvis Presley joins Memphis Federation of Musicians, Local 71
1955 - Louison Bobet wins his 3rd Tour de France
1956 - US motto "In God We Trust" authorized
1959 - In his major league debut, SF Giant Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4
1960 - 1st AFL preseason game Boston Patriots defeat Bills in Buffalo (28-7)
1961 - 43rd PGA Championship: Jerry Barber shoots a 277 at Olympia Fields IL
1961 - Judy Kimball wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
1962 - 33rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
1962 - All star MVP: Leon Wagner (LA Angels)
1963 - British spy Kim Philby found in Moscow
1964 - US naval fire on Hon Ngu/Hon Mo, North Vietnam
1965 - Charles Ives' "From the Steeples & the Mountains," premieres
1965 - Duke Ellington's "Golden Brown & the Green Apple," premieres
1965 - LBJ signs Medicare bill, which goes into effect in 1966
1965 - Milwaukee manager Bobby Bragan says his pitchers threw 75 to 80 spitballs in a 9-2 loss to the Giants
1966 - Beatles' "Yesterday... & Today," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
1966 - England beats West Germany 4-2 for soccer's 8th World Cup in London
1966 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Supertest Ladies Golf Open
1966 - US airplanes bombs demilitarized zone in Vietnam
1967 - Clifford Ann Creed/Margie Masters wins Yankee Ladies' Team Golf Champ
1967 - Race riot in Milwaukee (4 killed)
1968 - Beatles' Apple Boutique closes, entire inventory is given away
1968 - Wash Senator Ron Hansen makes 1st unassisted triple-play in 41 years
1969 - Astros Denis Menke & Jim Wynn hit grandslams in 9th inn vs Mets
1969 - Barbra Streisand opens for Liberace at International Hotel, Las Vegas
1969 - KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
1969 - Mariner 6 passes Venus on 3410 km (74 photos)
1970 - -Aug 5] Hurricane Celia, kills 31 in Cuba, Florida & Texas
1970 - 30,000 attend Powder Ridge Rock Festival, Middlefield Ct
1971 - 38th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Baltimore 24, All Stars 17 (52,289)
1971 - George Harrison releases "Bangladesh"
1971 - Japanese Boeing 727 collides with an F-86 fighter killing 162
1971 - US Apollo 15 (Scott & Irwin) lands on Mare Imbrium on the Moon
1972 - "Ain't Supposed to Die Death" closes at Barrymore NYC after 325 perfs
1972 - Jan Ferraris wins LPGA Lady Pepsi Golf Open
1973 - Texas Rangers Jim Bibby no-hits 1st-place Oakland, 6-0
1974 - House Judiciary Committee votes on 3rd & last charge of "high crimes & misdemeanors" to impeach President Nixon in the Watergate cover-up
1975 - Simon Gray's "Otherwise Engaged," premieres in London
1975 - Teamsters Pres Jimmy Hoffa disappears in suburban Detroit
1976 - Giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy
1976 - Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball
1978 - Expos crush Braves, 19-0, collecting 28 hits & NL-record-tying 8 HRs
1978 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
1980 - Houston Astro pitcher J R Richard suffers a stroke
1980 - Vanuatu (New Hebrides) gains independence from Britain & France
1981 - Belgian Senate accept laws against racism
1981 - Simon Gray's "Quartermaine's Terms," premieres in London
1982 - Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats
1982 - USSR performs underground nuclear Test
1983 - Official speed record for a piston-driven aircraft, 832 kph, Calif
1983 - Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg
1984 - Alvenus tanker at Cameron La, spills 2.8 million gallons of oil
1984 - Holly Roffey (11 days) gets heart transplant
1984 - Soap Opera "Santa Barbara" premieres on NBC TV
1985 - Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-I mission
1985 - Valerie Lowrance, of Texas, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss
1988 - Cin Red pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in 1 month
1988 - Harry Drake shoots arrow record 1873m
1988 - James Ogilvy (under Engl princess Alexandra) marries Julia Rawlinson
1988 - John Franco saves record 13th game of July
1988 - Jordanian King Hussein renounces sovereignity over West Bank to PLO
1988 - King Hussein dissolves Jordan's House of Representatives
1988 - Ronald J Dossenbach begins world record ride, pedaling across Canada from Vancouver BC, to Halifax, NS (13 days, 15 hr, 4 min)
1989 - Chile amends its constitution
1989 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
1990 - 5 Bank of Credit & Commerce members found guilty of money
1990 - Graham Gooch scores 123 v India to follow up 1st innings 333
1990 - Soldiers opens fire on worshippers in Monrovian church, 200-600 die
1990 - George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as prinicipal partner of NY Yankees
1990 - The first Saturn automobile rolls off the assembly line.
1991 - MTV announces it will split into 3 channels in 1993
1991 - Red Sox Carlos Quintana is 11th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)
1992 - Lin Li swims female world record/OR 200m medley (2:11.65)
1994 - Record 103.8°F (39.9°C) in Preschen Lausitz Germany
1995 - Becky Iverson wins LPGA Friendly's Golf Classic
1995 - Dominic Cork takes hat-trick in England Test Cricket win v WI
1995 - Lara completes 5th Test Cricket century, 145 at Old Trafford
1995 - Richie Ashburn and Mike Schmidt enter basaeball's Hall of Fame
1996 - Tommy Lasoda retires as LA Dodger manager
1997 - Terrorist double suicide bombing in Jerusalem, kills 14
1997 - Eighteen lives are lost in the Thredbo Landslide in New South Wales, Australia.
2002 - The accounting law referred to as "The Sarbanes Oxley Act" is signed into law by President George W. Bush.
2003 - In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line.
2006 - World's longest running music show Top of the Pops is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show had aired for 42 years.
2009 - A bomb explodes in Palma Nova, Mallorca, killing 2 police officers. Basque separatist group ETA is believed to be responsible.



Births on July 30

1511 - Giorgio Vasari, Italy, painter/art historian (Vasari's Lives)
1549 - Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1609)
1641 - Regnier de Graaf, Dutch physician and anatomist (d. 1673)
1747 - Antonio Benedetto Maria Puccini, composer
1751 - Maria A [Nannerl] Mozart, Austrian pianist/Wolfgang's sister
1763 - Samuel Rogers, English poet (Italy, a poem)
1793 - Josepf Francois Snel, composer
1809 - Charles Chiniquy, Quebec-born excommunicated Catholic priest (d. 1899)
1815 - Thomas Jackson Rodman, Bvt Brig General (Union volunteers)
1817 - Charles Radoux-Rogier, composer
1818 - Emily Jane Bronte, England, novelist (Wuthering Heights)
1818 - John Heemskerk Azn, Dutch minister of Internal minister (1866..88)
1824 - Eugenio Terziani, composer
1825 - Chaim Aronson, inventor and academic (d. 1893)
1831 - Helene P Blavatsky, founder (Theosophist Cooperation)
1837 - Elon John Farnsworth, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1838 - Eugen Richter, German parliament member (Liberal)
1855 - James Edward Kelly, US, sculptor "Sculptor of American History"
1856 - Richard B Haldane, British viscount/lord-chancellor (Life of A Smith)
1857 - Thorstein Veblen, US, economist (Theory of the Leisure Class-1899)
1859 - Henry Simpson Lunn, English humanitarian (d. 1939)
1863 - Henry Ford, Dearborn Township Mich, auto maker (Ford)
1868 - Alfred Weber, German economist/sociologist
1872 - Clementine, Princess of Belgium, wife of Prince Napoleon Bonaparte
1875 - James William Tate, composer
1880 - Robert Rutherford McCormick, US, editor/publisher (Chicago Tribune)
1881 - Smedley Butler, American Marine general (d. 1940)
1882 - Holmes Herbert, Mansfield England, actor (The Kiss)
1882 - Leo van Puyfielde, Flemish art historian
1886 - Johan Algot Haquinius, composer
1887 - Felix A Vening Meinesz, Dutch geophysicist (gravity)
1887 - Timothy Mara, NFL owner (NY Giants)
1888 - Raden Sutomo, Indonesian freedom fighter
1889 - Vladimir K Zworykin, USSR, electronics engineer/inventor, father of TV
1890 - Casey Stengel, baseball manager (Yankees (1949-60)/NY Met's 1st)
1892 - Roy Park, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1920, out 1st ball)
1893 - Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani Mother of the Nation (d. 1967)
1895 - Wanda Hawley, American actress (d. 1963)
1897 - Jacques de Kadt, Dutch politician/writer (Fascism is War!)
1898 - Henry Moore, England, sculptor (Vertebrae)
1899 - Gerald Moore, England, pianist (Am I Too Loud)
1899 - Henricus Moorman, Dutch vice-admiral (KVP)
1899 - John Woods Duke, composer
1901 - Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1955)
1904 - Salvador Novo, Mexican writer (d. 1974)
1906 - L'udovit Rajter, composer
1906 - Serafin Pro, composer
1909 - Cyril Northcote Parkinson, England, historian (Pursuit of Progress)
1910 - Edgar de Evia, American photographer (d. 2003)
1913 - Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski, composer
1913 - Karl Guttmann, Austrian/Neth playwright/director (Albee/Pinter)
1914 - Lord Killanin, Irish IOC president (d. 1999)
1916 - Robert van Spaendonk, Dutch resistance fighter
1916 - Dick Wilson, American actor (d. 2007)
1918 - Joe Daley, jazz tenor/clarinet/flute player
1919 - Berniece Baker Miracle, half-sister of Marilyn Monroe
1921 - Georg G Lampe, Dutch painter/director (Free Academy)
1921 - Jacques Vander Schueren, Belgium, minister of Economic Affairs
1921 - Grant Johannesen, American pianist (d. 2005)
1922 - Zbigniew Wiszniewski, composer
1922 - Henry W. Bloch, American co-founder of H&R Block
1923 - Dipa Nusantara Aidit, Indonesian communist/leader of PKI (1951-65)
1923 - John Richard Brinsley Norton, landowner
1924 - Christopher Shaw, composer
1924 - William Gass, Fargo ND, novelist/philosopher (Omensetter's Luck)
1925 - Antoine Duhamel, composer
1925 - Jacques Sernas, Lithuania, actor (La Dolce Vita, Helen of Troy)
1926 - Peter T Thwaites, British brig-gen/playwright (Love or money)
1927 - Richard Johnson, actor (Never So Few, Restless, Beyond the Door)
1927 - Victor Wong, American actor (d. 2001)
1928 - Eunice Muñoz, Portuguese actress
1929 - Christine McGuire, Middletown Oh singer (McGuire Sisters-Sugartime)
1929 - Sid Kroft, Athens Greece, puppeteer (Barbara Mandrell Show)
1930 - Thomas Sowell, author/activist
1931 - Joan Vohs, St Albans NY, actress (Fort Ti, Vice Squad, Sabrina)
1933 - Edd "Kookie" Byrnes, LA, actor (77 Sunset Strip, Jack the Ripper)
1934 - Andre Prevost, composer
1934 - Ben Piazza, Little Rock Ark, actor (Blues Brothers, Ben Casey, Dallas)
1934 - Bud Selig, owner (Milw Brewers)/acting baseball commissioner
1936 - Buddy Guy, rocker
1936 - George "Buddy" Guy, US blues guitarist (Stone Crazy)
1936 - Istvan Zelenka, composer
1936 - John Burton-Hall, Dorset England, captain (QE2)
1936 - Ralph Taeger, Richmond Hill NY, actor (Klondike, Acapulco, Hondo)
1936 - Yuri Alexandrovich Falik, composer
1936 - Infanta Pilar of Spain
1938 - Vayachselav Ivanenko, USSR, 50K walker (Olympic-gold-1988)
1938 - Hervé de Charette, French politician
1939 - Eleanor Smeal, leader (National Organization for Women)
1939 - Peter Bogdanovich, Kingston NY, director/producer (Last Picture Show)
1940 - Clive Sinclair, British computer inventor (ZX Spectrum)
1940 - Patricia Schroeder, (Rep-D-Colorado, 1973- )
1940 - Reva Rose, Chicago Ill, singer/actress (Temperature's Rising)
1940 - Pat Schroeder, American politician
1941 - Count Desmond, [Edward Benjamin], Binghamton NY, sword swallower
1941 - Paul Anka, Ottawa Ontario, singer (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
1943 - Henri-François Gautrin, Quebec politician
1944 - Frances de la Tour, actress (Bejeweled, Wombling Free)
1944 - Teresa Cahill, opera singer
1945 - David Sanborn, jazz saxophonist (David Letterman Show)
1945 - Patrick Modiano, French novelist
1946 - Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond, rock bassist (Jethro Tull)
1946 - Neil Bonnett, American race car driver (d. 1994)
1947 - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austria, body builder (Commando, Terminator)
1947 - Margo Sappington, Baytown TX, actress (Oh Calcutta)
1947 - William Atherton, Ct, actor (Real Genius, Ghostbusters, Class of 44)
1947 - Jonathan Mann, AIDS activist (d. 1998)
1948 - Jean Reno, Moroccan-born French actor
1949 - Joyce Jones, US singer (1st Choice)
1949 - Duck Baker, American guitarist
1950 - Frank Stallone, NYC, Sylvestor's brother/actor (Barfly, Outlaw Force)
1950 - Wime de Craene, Flemish chansonnier/composer
1953 - Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-9)
1954 - Ken Olin, Chicago Ill, actor (Hill St Blues, Michael-30 Something)
1956 - Anita Hill, professor of law, Clarence Thomas' nemesis
1956 - Delta Burke, Orlando Fla, actress (Suzanne-Designing Women)
1956 - Phil Fearon, rocker (Galaxy, Kandidate-I Don't Want to Lose You)
1956 - Soraida Martinez, American Painter, Creator of Verdadism.
1957 - Bert Oosterbosch, Dutch bicyclist
1957 - Bill Cartwright, basketball player (NY Knicks, Chic Bulls)
1957 - Mark Tymchyshyn, Minneapolis, actor (Gavin-As The World Turns)
1957 - Rat Scabies, [Chris Miller], Surrey England, rock drummer (Damned)
1957 - Nery Pumpido, Argentine footballer
1957 - Clint Hurdle, American baseball player and manager
1958 - Daley Thompson, London, Decathalete (Olympic-gold-1980, 1984)
1958 - Kate Bush, Plumstead England, singer/songwriter (Wild Things)
1958 - Richard Burgi, Montclair NJ, actor (Chad Rollo-Another World)
1959 - Petra Felke, German DR, javelin thrower (world record 1988)
1960 - Richard Linklater, American filmmaker
1961 - Laurence Fishburne, Augusta GA, actor (Red Heat, School Daze)
1961 - Reggie Roby, NFL punter (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1962 - Andy Green, UK, 1st to break sound barrier on land
1962 - Monique Gabrielle, KC Mo, actress (Flashdance, Night Shift)
1962 - Tom Pagnozzi, Tucson AZ, catcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1962 - Vladimir Nikolayevich Dezhurov, Rus lt-colonel/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-21)
1962 - Jay Feaster, American National Hockey League executive
1963 - Chris Mullin, Bkln NY, NBA forward (Warriors, Pacers, Olympic-gold-92)
1963 - Ingrid Butts, Denver Colo, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
1963 - Lisa Kudrow, Encino Calif, actress (Phoebe-Friends, Romy & Michele)
1963 - Monique Gabrielle, LA Cal, actress (Bad Girls 4, Amazon Women on Moon)
1964 - Vivica A. Fox, American actress
1964 - Jürgen Klinsmann, German footballer and manager
1964 - Alek Keshishian, Lebanese-born American film director
1965 - Tex Axile, rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
1965 - Tim Munton, cricketer (England pace bowler in two Tests 1992)
1968 - Charles Gordon, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
1968 - Michael Brandon, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
1968 - Terry Crews, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
1968 - Robert Korzeniowski, Polish athlete
1968 - Sean Moore, Welsh drummer (Manic Street Preachers)
1969 - Duane Bock, Southampton NY, golfer (1991 Low Amateur NY State Open)
1969 - Errol Stewart, S African cricket wicket-keeper (limited-over 1993)
1969 - Robert Porcher, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
1969 - Simon Baker, Australian actor
1970 - Ed Hawthorne, NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
1970 - Joe Montford, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1970 - Tom McManus, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1970 - Werner Hippler, WLAF TE (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1970 - Christopher Nolan, English film director
1971 - Ron Blazier, Altoona PA, pitcher (Phila Phillies)
1971 - Carl Vaughn, NFL/CFL Defensive Back (Redskins and Argos)
1971 - Sagi Kalev, Bodybuilder
1971 - Tom Green, Canadian comedian and actor
1971 - Christine Taylor, American actress
1972 - Clif Groce, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
1972 - Damon House, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
1972 - Jim McIlvaine, NBA center (Washington Bullets, Seattle Supersonics)
1972 - Olga Chernyak, Kiev Ukraine, US fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
1973 - Andrea Gaudenzi, Faenza Italy, tennis star (1990 French Open junior)
1973 - Cara Jackson, Chandler Arizona, Miss America-Arizona (1996)
1973 - Markus Naslund, Bonassund Swe, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)
1973 - Sonu Nigam, Indian singer/actor
1974 - Hilary Swank, Bellingham WA, actress (Karate Kid 4)
1974 - Radostin Kishishev, Bulgarian footballer
1974 - Jason Robinson, English dual-code rugby player
1975 - Tifini Hale, Palm Springs Calif, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why)
1975 - Graham Nicholls, English artist
1977 - Jayme Dickman, South Bend Ind, 3x20 rifle (Olympics-1996)
1977 - Suangsuda Rodprasert, Miss Thailand Universe (1997)
1977 - Jaime Pressly, American actress
1977 - Ian Watkins, Welsh singer (Lostprophets)
1978 - James Branaman, American model and reality show contestant
1979 - Graeme McDowell, Northern Irish golfer
1979 - Carlos Arroyo, Puerto Rican basketball player
1980 - Sara Anzanello, Italian volleyball player
1980 - Chuck Thomas, British TV producer / presenter
1980 - James Anderson, English cricketer
1980 - Justin Rose, British golfer
1981 - Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer
1981 - Juan Smith, South African rugby player
1982 - Yvonne Strahovski, Australian actress
1983 - Sean Dillon, Irish footballer
1984 - Gabrielle Christian, American actress
1984 - Kevin Pittsnogle, American basketball player
1985 - Daniel Fredheim Holm, Norwegian footballer
2002 - Prince Hridayendra of Nepal, Nepalese royal



Deaths on July 30

578 - Jacob Baradaeus, Bishop of Edessa
579 - Benedict I, Italian Pope (575-79), dies
1516 - Johan V Nassau, earl of Nassau-Vianden/Dietz, dies
1528 - Jacopo d'antonio Negreti Palma, Italian painter, dies at about 48
1540 - Robert Barnes, English churchman (martyred) (b. 1495)
1540 - Thomas Abel, English priest (martyred)
1550 - Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton, English politician (b. 1505)
1652 - John Cloppenburg, vicar/theologist, dies at 68
1652 - Charles Amédée de Savoie, 6th Duc de Nemours, French soldier (b. 1624)
1655 - Sigmund Theophil Staden, composer, dies at 47
1680 - Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory, Irish naval commander (b. 1634)
1683 - Maria Theresa of Spain, queen of Louis XIV of France (b. 1638)
1691 - Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (b. 1639)
1712 - Abraham Elsevier, publisher, dies
1718 - William Penn, English Quaker/colonizer (No cross, no crown), dies
1727 - Franz Weichlein, composer, dies at 67
1741 - Wierich PL count von Daun, gov-gen of Austria & Netherlands, dies
1771 - Thomas Gray, English poet, dies at 54
1781 - Augustin Ullinger, composer, dies at 35
1784 - Denis Diderot, writer, dies at 70
1796 - Nicolas the Pigage, French classical architect, dies
1832 - Jean-A-C Chaptal, French chemist/Internal minister, dies
1863 - George Crockett Strong, US Union gen-mjr, dies of injuries at 29
1865 - George Wright, US Union brig-general, dies at 61
1875 - George Pickett, American Confederate general (b. 1825)
1889 - Charles Absolom, cricketer (Test for Eng), dies in an accident
1898 - Otto von Bismarck, German "Iron" chancellor, dies at 83
1900 - Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (b. 1844)
1903 - Servas Daems, [Peeter Klein], Flem writer (Wheelbarrows), dies at 65
1912 - Mutsuhito, 122nd emperor of Japan (1867-1912), dies at 60
1914 - Albert Trott, cricketer (3 Tests for Aus, 2 for Eng), commits suicide
1914 - Jean Jaurès, leading socialist, assassinated in Paris
1918 - Chaim Soloveitchik, Rabbi of Brisk, talmudic scholar, dies
1918 - Joyce Kilmer, American poet (b. 1886)
1927 - Robert Marquies de Flers, French writer (Monsieur Bretonneau), dies
1930 - Joan Gamper, Swiss-Catalan businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (b. 1877)
1936 - Adolf Philipp, composer, dies at 72
1943 - Benjamin James Dale, composer, dies at 58
1947 - George Challenor, cricketer (played in 1st WI Test side 1928), dies
1947 - Joseph Cook, 6th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1860)
1957 - Sem Dresden, Dutch composer/conductor, dies at 76
1958 - Alexander Albrecht, composer, dies at 72
1962 - Myron McCormick, actor (China Girl, Jigsaw), dies of cancer at 54
1965 - Junichiro Tanizaki, Japanese writer (Key), dies at 79
1966 - Edward G Craig, English actor/dir (On Art of Theatre), dies at 94
1967 - Alfried Krupp, German industrialist, dies at 59
1967 - John Macchia, actor (Beach Blanket Bingo), dies of stroke at 35
1968 - Jon Leifs, composer, dies at 69
1970 - George Szell, Hungarian/US conductor (Cleveland Orch), dies at 73
1971 - Kenneth Slessor, Australian poet (b. 1901)
1973 - Erich Katz, composer, dies at 72
1973 - Guy Middleton, actor (Fur Collar, Now & Forever), dies at 65
1974 - Lev Konstantinovich Knipper, composer, dies at 75
1977 - Jorgen Ponto, West German banker, murdered
1979 - Beppie Nooij Jr, Dutch actress (Rooie Sien), dies at 67
1980 - Charles McGraw, actor (Michael-Falcon, Smith Family), dies at 66
1980 - Norman Lloyd, composer, dies at 70
1982 - Frank Nicholson, S African cricket wicket-keeper (1935-36), dies
1982 - Roberta Pedon, American glamour model (b. 1954)
1983 - Howard Deitz, MGM executive, dies at 86 of Parkinson's disease
1983 - Lynn Fontanne, Broadway's premier actress (Emmy 1965), dies at 95
1983 - Howard Dietz, American lyricist (b. 1896)
1984 - Maurice Tremlett, cricketer (England pace bowler 1948-49), dies
1985 - Julia Hall Bowman Robinson, American mathematician (b. 1919)
1987 - Mary Spinell, actress (Last Horror Film), dies
1989 - Lane Frost, American bull rider (b. 1963)
1990 - Ian Gow, British Conservative parliament leader, murdered
1990 - Karl Weber, dies of heart failure at 74
1991 - Leonardus S van Egerat, travel expert, dies at 68
1991 - William Ball, actor (Suburban Commando), dies at 60
1992 - Brenda Marshall, actress (Highway West, Smiling Ghost), dies at 76
1992 - Joe Shuster, co creator (Superman), dies at 78
1992 - Titti Sotto, latin songwriter, dies at 48 of aids
1993 - Edward B A M Raczynski, Polish pres-in-exile (1979-86), dies at 97
1993 - Jay Scott, [Jeffrey Scott Beaven], US/Canada movie critic, dies at 43
1993 - John Castrios, 1st murder in Washington NH in 200 years, killed at 45
1994 - Enid Balint-Edmonds, British psychoanalyst, dies at 90
1994 - Henry Mackie, designer of the Belfast Calorimeter, dies at 73
1994 - Theo van Scheltinga, skater, dies at 80
1995 - Biggie Rodwell Tembo Marasha, musician, dies at 36
1995 - Charles James Dunn, japanese scholar, dies at 80
1995 - Harry Shorto, linguist, dies at 75
1996 - Alan Cheales, dominican priest, dies at 83
1996 - Claudette Colbert, actress (Happened One Night), dies of stroke at 93
1996 - Magda Schneider, actress (Going Gay, Be Mine Tonight), dies at 87
1997 - Bảo Đại, Emperor of Vietnam (b. 1913)
1998 - Buffalo Bob Smith, American television host (Howdy Doody) (b. 1917)
2003 - Sam Phillips, American record producer (b. 1923)
2004 - Andre Noble, Canadian actor (b. 1979)
2005 - Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (b. 1905)
2005 - John Garang, Vice President of Sudan (b. 1945)
2005 - Anthony Walker, English hate crime murder victim (b. 1987)
2006 - Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist (b. 1904)
2006 - Al Balding, Canadian golfer (b. 1924)
2006 - Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist (b. 1921)
2007 - Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian film director (b. 1912)
2007 - Teoctist, Ex-Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church (b. 1915)
2007 - Ingmar Bergman, Swedish stage and film director (b. 1918)
2007 - Bill Walsh, American football coach (b. 1931)
2008 - Anne Armstrong U.S. ambassador to Britain (b. 1927)
2009 - Peter Zadek, German theatre director (b. 1926)




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History, Births, and Deaths for August 2


338 BC - A Macedonian army led by Philip II defeated the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Battle of Chaeronea, securing Macedonian hegemony in Greece and the Aegean.
216 BC - Second Punic War: Battle of Cannae - The Carthaginian army lead by Hannibal defeats a numerically superior Roman army under command of consuls Lucius Aemilius Paullus and Gaius Terentius Varro.
257 - St Stephen I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1057 - Frederik van Lotharingen elected as 1st Belgium, Pope Stephen IX [X]
1492 - Jews are expelled from Spain by King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella
1542 - French troops leave Flanders
1552 - Treaty of Passau: Emperor Charles V accepts Lutheran religion
1578 - Battle of Rijmenam
1581 - Leiden University names Snellius math professor
1610 - Henry Hudson enters bay later named after him, the Hudson Bay
1665 - French expedition against Barbarians in Tunis/Algiers
1704 - Duke of Marlborough beats French & Bavarians at Blenheim
1718 - Austrian joins Triple Alliance
1738 - France offers emperor Karel VI mediation in war against Turkey
1776 - Formal signing of Declaration of Independence
1782 - George Washington creates Honorary Badge of Distinction
1786 - Utrechtse Vroedschap flees
1787 - Horace the Saussure reaches top of Mont Blanc
1790 - The first US Census is conducted.
1791 - Samuel Briggs & his son, patent nail-making machine
1798 - British under Adm Horatio Nelson beat French at Battle of Nile
1802 - Napoleon declared "Counsel for Life"
1819 - 1st parachute jump in US
1831 - Ten day campaign begins, Dutch army occupies Belgium
1832 - 1,300 Illinois militia defeat Sac & Fox indians, end Black Hawk War
1832 - Black Hawk defeated (IA)
1832 - Whites decimate Indians in Battle of Bad Axe River, Wisc
1858 - 1st mailboxes installed in Boston & NYC streets
1858 - Govt of India transferred from East India Company to Crown
1861 - Skirmish at Dug Springs, MI
1864 - 2nd Saratoga Racetrack (NY) opens
1865 - Lewis Carroll publishes "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
1865 - Trans Atlantic Cable being laid by SS Great Eastern snaps & is lost
1870 - Tower Subway, the world's first underground tube railway, opens in London.
1873 - 1st trial run of SF cable car, Clay Street between Kearny & Jones
1875 - 1st roller skating rink opens (London)
1877 - SF Public Library opens with 5,000 volumes
1884 - Dutch Queen Emma appointed regent
1887 - Rowell Hodge patents barbed wire
1892 - Charles A Wheeler patents a prototype of the escalator
1894 - Death duties 1st introduced in Britain
1894 - Dutch Society for Women Suffrage gets royal charter
1903 - Unsuccessful uprising of Macedonians against Turkey
1906 - Chicago White Sox begin AL record 19 game win streak
1907 - Walter Johnson, 19, debuts with Washington & loses 3-2 to Detroit
1909 - 1st Lincoln head pennies minted
1909 - Army Air Corps formed as Army takes 1st delivery from Wright Brothers
1911 - Haiti's dictator Simon flees on US warship near Jamaica
1912 - 18th US Golf Open: John McDermott shoots a 294 at CC of Buffalo NY
1914 - Belgian govt receives German ultimatum
1914 - German press falsely reports that French bombed Nuremberg
1914 - German troops overthrows Luxembourg
1914 - Germany & Turkey signs secret treaty
1914 - Great Britain mobilizes
1914 - Postdam Conference ended
1914 - Russian troops invade Eastern Prussia
1914 - Sherlock Holmes Adventure "His Last Bow" takes place
1916 - World War I: Austrian sabotage causes the sinking of the Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci in Taranto.
1918 - Japan announces that it is deploying troops to Siberia in the aftermath of World War I.
1920 - Marcus Garvey presents his "Back To Africa" program in NYC
1921 - Chicago jury brings in not guilty verdict against the Black Sox
1922 - China, hit by a typhoon; about 60,000 die
1924 - Joe Hauser sets record of 14 total bases in a game
1928 - Mussolini signs peace treaty with Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
1929 - Phillies Don Hurst sets NL record of 6 consecutive games with a HR
1931 - Spanish Catalonia agrees (99+%) for autonomous status
1932 - Charlie Grimm replaces Roger Hornsby as manager of Chic Cubs
1932 - The positron (antiparticle of the electron) is discovered by Carl D. Anderson.
1934 - 1st airplane train, plane tows 3 mail gliders behind it
1934 - Adolph Hitler becomes commander-in-chief of Germany
1934 - William Franks twirls an indian club overhead 17,280 times in 1 hour
1937 - The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 is passed in America, essentially rendering marijuana and all its by-products illegal.
1938 - 1st test of a yellow baseball (Dodgers vs Cardinals)
1939 - Hatch Act prohibits political activity by federal workers
1940 - Clermont-Ferrand sentences Gen Charles de Gaulle to death
1940 - KL-House of saxon & commandos focus on Gross Rosen, Silesia
1941 - German 11st Army surrounds 20 Russian divisions at Oeman
1941 - Hungarian Ruthenia, expels Jews
1941 - Jews are expelled from Hungarian Ruthenia
1942 - 250 Dutch Catholic Jews arrested, transported to Amersfoort camp
1942 - Col-Gen Hoth' Pantser army reaches Kotelnikovo
1943 - Armed revolt breaks out in Treblinka
1943 - Lt John F Kennedy's PT-boat 109 sinks at Solomon islands
1943 - RAF bombs Hamburg
1943 - Sunderland seaplanes sinks U-706 & U-106
1943 - Uprising at Treblinka Concentration Camp (crematorium destroyed)
1944 - Amsterdam soccer team "The Volewijckers" plays in orange shirts
1944 - Jewish survivors of Kovono Ghetto emerge from their bunker
1944 - Turkey breaks diplomatic relationship with nazi-Germany
1945 - Potsdam Conference ended, with Stalin, Truman & Churchill
1953 - Betty Jack Davis, singer (w/Skeeter Davis), killed in car crash
1953 - KCPQ TV channel 13 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begins broadcasting
1954 - Tahar Ben Ammar appointed premier of Tunisia
1955 - USSR performs nuclear test
1958 - Jordan & Iraq disolve their Arab Federation, after 3 months
1959 - 41st PGA Championship: Bob Rosburg shoots a 277 at Minneapolis GC
1959 - Milwaukee Brave Bill Bruton hits 2 bases loaded triples
1959 - SF Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits 1st of his 521 HRs
1961 - Beatles 1st gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club
1961 - Cyrille Adula becomes premier of Congo
1961 - St Louis Cards (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 36-7 in Toronto
1962 - NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m
1963 - 30th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 20, Green Bay 17 (65,000)
1964 - Dutch government gives Indonesia export guarantees
1964 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
1964 - North Vietnam fires on a US destroyer in Gulf of Tonkin
1964 - Race riot in Jersey City NJ
1965 - Morley Safer's sends 1st Vietnam report indicating we are losing
1966 - Radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting
1967 - New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season game, they lose to LA Rams 16-77
1967 - US's Lunar Orbiter 5 launched; enters lunar orbit Aug 5
1967 - The second Blackwall Tunnel opens in Greenwich, London.
1968 - 35th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 34, All-Stars 17 (69,917)
1969 - Bob Dylan makes surprise appearance at Hibbing HS Minn 10th reunion
1969 - Pres Nixon visits Romania
1970 - Baltimore defeats KC 10-8, Orioles 23rd straight win over the Royals
1970 - France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
1970 - Songwriter Sammy Cahn marries Tita Curtis in Calif
1972 - Gold hits record $70 an ounce in London
1973 - George Brett gets his 1st hit
1975 - 104°F (40°C) at Providence, Rhode Island (state record)
1975 - 107°F (42°C) at Chester/New Bedford, Massachusetts (state record)
1979 - "Broadway Opry '79" closes at St James Theater NYC after 6 perfs
1979 - Gilda Radner Live From New York opens on Broadway
1980 - Fascist bomb attack on Bologna Italy train station, 86 killed
1980 - US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships
1981 - Australia set 151 to win, all out 121, Botham 5-11 in 14 overs
1981 - Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1982 - Oakland's Rickey Henderson steals his 100th base of the season
1982 - Roger Ebert's Movie News premieres on ABC FM network
1983 - STS-8 vehicle moves to launch pad
1983 - US District Court begins trying Yonkers accuse of race discrimination
1984 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 - 5 die in a train crash in Westminster Colo
1985 - Delta Lockheed L-1011 crashes at Dallas-Ft Worth Airport, 137 die
1985 - NASA launches space vehicle S-209
1986 - Jackie Joyner-Kersee (US) sets record for heptathlon (7161 pts)
1986 - TODAY/PC born today
1987 - 25th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats USA in Vancouver Canada (2-1)
1987 - Chris Johnson wins Columbia Savings LPGA National Golf Pro-Am
1987 - Cin Red Eric Davis becomes 7th & earliest 30 HR 30 steal man
1987 - Don Brown sets flight record for handbow (1,336 yds 1'3")
1987 - Eric Davis is 7th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases in one season
1987 - Kevin Seitzer (KC Royals), gets 6 hits in one baseball game
1987 - Michael Andretti runs fastest Indy car race in history (171.49 MPH)
1987 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1988 - Raymond Acevedo is retired from singing group Menudo
1988 - System Enhancement Assoc settles case with PKware (ARC vs PKARC)
1989 - NASA confirmed Voyager 2's discovery of 3 more moons of Neptune designated temporarily 1989 N2, 1989 N3 & 1989 N24
1990 - Iraq invades & occupies Kuwait, Emir flees to Saudi Arabia
1990 - Yankees rookie Kevin Maas hits his 10th home run in just 77 at bats
1991 - Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges
1991 - Hedy Lamaar is arrested for shoplifting in LA
1991 - Mike Jeffcoat is 1st AL pitcher to get an RBI since 1972
1991 - Space shuttle STS 43 (Atlantis 9) launched
1992 - "Death & the Maiden" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 159 perfs
1992 - Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Welch's Golf Classic
1992 - Kevin Bacon marries Kyra Sedgwick
1992 - Tom Seaver, R Fingers, Hal Newhouser, & B McGowan enter Hall of Fame
1993 - NYC radio (WFAN) personality Don Imus' lung collapes
1993 - Peter Angelos & William DeWitt purchase Orioles
1993 - Train crash in tunnel at Vega de Anzo Spain, 12 killed
1993 - Shamrock Broadcasting, a Disney company, officially takes ownership of Cleveland's WMMS-FM/100.7 & WHK-AM/1420
1994 - Congressional hearings begin on White Water
1994 - Explosion in lead/zinc mine in Guangxi China, 120+ killed
1994 - NY Supreme Court refuses Howard Stern's non financial disclosure
1994 - Noureddine Morceli runs world record 3000m (7:25.11)
1998 - 26th du Maurier Golf Classic
1998 - 30th Curtis Cup: US wins 10-8 at The Minikahda Club (Minneapolis, Minnesota, US)




Births on August 2

1455 - Johan Cicero, elect of Brandenburg (1486-99)
1533 - Theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (d. 1588)
1627 - Samuel Dircksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter
1632 - Kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner)
1672 - Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar (d. 1733)
1674 - Philip II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France (d. 1723)
1696 - Mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman (Turkey) (1730-54)/fought Austria & Russia
1703 - Lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (d. 1775)
1723 - Nicolas de Pigage, French classical architect
1746 - Joan Lucaz, Dutch journalist/patriot
1754 - Pierre Charles L'Enfant, France, architect laid out Wash DC
1775 - Jose Angel Lamas, composer
1788 - Leopold Gmelin, German chemist (d. 1853)
1802 - Nicholas Patrick Stephen Wiseman, 1st archbishop of Westminster
1815 - Adolf Friedrich von Schack, German writer (d. 1894)
1818 - [Willem] Alexander FCNM, prince of the Netherlands/general-major
1826 - William Denison Whipple, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1902
1828 - Manuel Pavía y Rodríguez de Alburquerque, Spanish general (d. 1895)
1832 - Henry Steel Olcott, co-founder (Theosophical Society)
1834 - Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, Colmar France, sculptor (Statue of Liberty)
1834 - Isaac Capadose, lawyer/evangelist
1835 - Elisha Grey, inventor (Telephone)
1854 - Francis Marion Crawford, British author
1858 - A Emma WT von Waldeck-Pyrmont, queen/regent of Netherlands
1858 - Catherina van Rennes, composer
1858 - William Watson, British poet (Prince's Quest, Father of Forest)
1865 - Irving Babbitt, US writer (Rousseau & Romanticism)
1865 - John Radecki, Australian stained glass artist (d. 1955)
1867 - Ernest C Dowson, British poet
1868 - Constantine I, king of Greece
1871 - John French Sloan, American artist (d. 1951)
1872 - George E. Stewart, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1946)
1875 - Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Russian artist (d. 1957)
1878 - Aino J M Kallas, Finnish writer (White Ship, Estonian Tales)
1878 - Princess Ingeborg, of Sweden
1881 - Ethel Mary Dell, English author (Storm Drift)
1881 - Stanislaw Kazuro, composer
1882 - Johannes Tralow, writer
1882 - Nanny I Larsen-Todsen, Swedish opera singer
1882 - Rik Wouters, Belgian painter/sculptor (Virgin Doll)
1882 - Red Ames, baseball player (d. 1936)
1884 - Rómulo Gallegos, President of Venezuela (d. 1969)
1886 - John Alexander Douglas McCurdy Canadian Aviator ( d. 1961)
1887 - Tommy Ward, Former South African cricketer (d. 1936)
1888 - Oscar Rasbach, composer
1890 - Pauline Hall, composer
1890 - Marin Sais, American actress (d. 1971)
1891 - Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, London, composer (Olympians)
1891 - Mihail Jora, composer
1891 - Viktor Maksimovich Zhirmunsky, Russian literary historian, linguist (d. 1971)
1892 - Jack Warner, US movie studio head (Warner Bros)
1892 - John Kieran, NYC, columnist/author (Natural History of NYC)
1895 - Matthew Henderson, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in NZ's 1st Test)
1896 - Lorenzo Herrera, Venezuelan singer and composer (d. 1960)
1897 - Karl Otto Koch, German SS-officer (d. 1945)
1897 - Max Weber, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1974)
1899 - Charles Bennett, screenwriter
1899 - George Malcolm Thomson, journalist
1900 - Helen Morgan, [Riggins], US, singer/actress (Applause)
1900 - Marinus Adam, Dutch conductor/composer
1902 - Helen Morgan, American actress (d. 1941)
1905 - Karl Amadeus Hartmann, composer
1905 - Myrna Loy, Helena Mont, actress (Jazz Singer, Thin Man, Vanity Fair)
1906 - Albert Goodwin, historian
1907 - Mary Hamman, American writer (d. 1984)
1908 - George Kimble, geographer
1909 - Lord Benson, accountant
1910 - Gertruida EW "Truss" van Aalten, actress (Girl in Blue Hat)
1910 - Lawrence Josset, engraver
1910 - Lou Zara, NYC, writer (Stump the Authors)
1910 - Roger MacDougall, writer (d. 1993)
1912 - Ann Dvorak, [McKim], NYC, actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface)
1912 - Bela Szigeti, theoretical physicist
1912 - George Kimble, geographer
1912 - Vladimir Zerjavic, Croatian statistician (d. 2001)
1913 - Lord Benson, accountant
1914 - Felix Leclerc, composer
1914 - Gary Merrill, Hartford Conn, actor (Young Dr Kildare, All About Eve)
1914 - Ismond Rosen, psychoanalyst/artist
1914 - Beatrice Straight, American actress (d. 2001)
1915 - Johan Limpers, sculptor/resistance fighter
1916 - Beatrice Straight, Old Westbury NY, actress (Poltergeist, Nun's Story)
1916 - Reginald Murley, surgeon
1919 - John Pinkerton, compuer scientist
1920 - Louis Pauwels, writer/editor
1920 - Phyllis James, mystery writer
1920 - Theo Marcuse, WA, actor (Mara of Wilderness)
1922 - Carroll O'Connor, NYC, actor (All in the Family, Heat of the Night)
1922 - Lord Murray of Epping Forest, general secretary (TUC)
1922 - Paul Laxalt, (Sen-R-NV, 1974- )
1923 - Brian Neill, Lord Justice of Appeal
1924 - James Baldwin, NY, author (Go Tell it on Mountain, Another Country)
1924 - Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger (d. 2005)
1925 - Alan Wicker, British broadcaster
1925 - John McCormack, Canadian ice hockey player
1925 - Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentinian dictator
1926 - Betsy Bloomingdale, dept store mogul
1926 - Lord Murray of Epping Forest, general secretary (TUC)
1927 - Brian Neill, British Lord Justice of Appeal
1927 - Peter Swinnereton-Dyer, mathematician
1928 - Hugh Francis Lamprey, ecologist
1928 - Malcolm Hilton, Former England cricketer (d. 1990)
1929 - Alan Wicker, British broadcaster
1929 - John Gale, theatrical producer
1929 - John Hannam, MP
1929 - Lord Waddington, Governor of Bermuda
1930 - Ron de Lugo, (Rep-D-Virgin Islands, 1973-79, 81- )
1930 - Vali Myers, Australian painter (d. 2003)
1931 - Eddie Fuller, cricketer (South African fast bowler in 7 Tests 1952-58)
1931 - Henryck Schiller, composer
1931 - Peter Swinnereton-Dyer, mathematician
1931 - Philippa Duke Schuyler, composer
1931 - Viliam Schrojf, Slovak footballer (d. 2007)
1931 - Pierre DuMaine, Catholic bishop
1932 - Lamar Hunt, NFL owner (KC Chiefs)
1932 - Marvin David Levy, composer
1932 - Peter O'Toole, Ireland, actor (Lord Jim, Beckett, Lawrence of Arabia)
1933 - Alan Tuffin, trade union leader
1933 - John Gale, theatrical producer
1933 - John Hannam, MP
1933 - Lord Waddington, Governor of Bermuda
1934 - Albert W Hall, actor (Apocalypse Now)
1934 - Carl Cecil Cain, Freeport Ill, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1956)
1934 - Valery Bykovsky, cosmonaut (Vostok 5, Soyuz 22, 31)
1935 - Brian Wolfson, CEO (Wembley Pic)
1935 - Derek Anthony Enright, politician
1935 - John MacIvor Perkins, composer
1936 - Anthony Edward Payne, composer
1936 - Christopher Hogg, CEO (Courtaulds & Reuters)
1937 - Alan Tuffin, trade union leader
1937 - Garth Hudson, rocker
1937 - Ronald Brierley, company chairman
1937 - William Cannon, football player (Heisman-1959)
1938 - Brunhilde Hendrix, German FR, relay runner (Olympic-silver-1960)
1938 - Pierre de Bané, French Canadian politician
1939 - Brian Wolfson, CEO (Wembley Pic)
1939 - Edward Pattern, Atlanta Ga, singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
1939 - Wes Craven, Cleveland OH, director (Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream)
1939 - Benjamin Barber, American political theorist
1940 - Doris Kenner, Passaic NJ, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy)
1941 - Doris Coley, rocker
1941 - Homer Banks, US singer/songwriter (Be What You Are)
1942 - Garth Hudson, rock keyboardist (The Band)
1942 - Leo Beenhakker, Dutch soccer trainer
1942 - Isabel Allende, Chilean author
1943 - Garth Hudson, Canada, pop musician (The Band-Life is a Carnival)
1943 - Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1943 - Kathy Lennon, singer (Lennon Sisters)
1943 - Max Wright, Detroit, actor (Buffalo Bill, Alf, Misfits of Science)
1943 - Rose Tremain, British novelist/playwright (Restoration)
1943 - Tom Burgmeier, American baseball player
1943 - Max Wright, American actor
1944 - Joanna Cassidy, [Caskey], Haddonfield NJ, actress (240 Robert)
1945 - Jewell Jackson McCabe, pres (natl coaltion of 100 black women)
1945 - John Bowis, MP
1945 - Alex Jesaulenko, Australian rules footballer
1947 - Rose Tremain, novelist/playwright
1947 - Massiel, Spanish singer
1948 - Robert P Holdstock, UK, sci-fi author (Ghost Dance, Labyrinth)
1948 - Andy Fairweather Low, British guitarist
1949 - "Fat" Larry James, US drummer (Fat Larry's Band)
1949 - Bertalan Farkas, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz 36/35)
1949 - John Bowis, MP
1949 - Madeleine Smith, Sussex England, actress (Vampire Lovers)
1949 - James Fallows, American journalist
1950 - Kathryn Harrold, Tazewell Va, actress (MacGruder & Loud)
1950 - Lance Ito, judge (OJ Simpson trial)
1950 - Mathieu Carriere, Hanover W Germany, actor (Bay Boy, Woman in Flames)
1950 - Sue Rodriguez, Canadian assisted suicide advocate (d. 1994)
1951 - Andrew Gold, Burbank, rocker (Lonely Boy)
1951 - Freddie Wadling, Swedish actor and musician (The Leather Nun, Fleshquartet)
1951 - Per Westerberg, Swedish politician
1952 - Angel Herrera, Cuba, FW/LW boxer (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1952 - Paul David Crews, SC, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1953 - Anne Leuchars, British TV journalist
1953 - Butch Patrick, actor (Eddie Munster-Munster)
1954 - Lisa Brown, KC, Mo, actress (Guiding Light, Iva-As the World Turns)
1954 - Sammy McIlroy, Irish soccer star
1954 - James Charles Kopp, American citizen who murdered Barnett Slepian
1955 - Jimmy Lowe, Nashville Tenn, country singer (Pirates of Ms-Fred Jake)
1955 - Roberta Wallach, NYC, actress (Civil Wars)
1955 - Caleb Carr, American novelist and military historian
1955 - Tim Dunigan, American Actor
1956 - Bill Murchison Jr, Lake Charles LA, Nike golfer (1994 Boise Open-2nd)
1956 - Isabel Pantoja, Spain, spanish singer (Genio y Figura)
1956 - Fulvio Melia, Italian-American physicist/astrophysicist and author
1957 - Anne Leuchars, TV journalist
1957 - Stephen Kelly Petterson, Auckland NZ, Smallbore rifle (Olympics-96)
1957 - Mojo Nixon, American musician and actor
1958 - Arshad Ayub, cricketer (Indian off-spinner of the late 1980's)
1958 - Sammy McIlroy, soccer player
1959 - Britt Helfer, Clearfield Utah, actress (Lily-Loving, Alley Cat)
1960 - Apollonia, [Patricia Kotero], Santa Monica Ca, actress (Purple Rain)
1960 - Linda Fratianne, US, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1980)
1960 - Neal Morse, American musician (Spock's Beard, Transatlantic)
1960 - David Yow, American musician (Scratch Acid, The Jesus Lizard)
1961 - Ed West, NFL tight end (Phila Eagles, Atlanta Falcons)
1961 - Pete de Freitas, Trinidad, rock drummer (Echo & the Bunnyman)
1961 - Cold 187um, American rapper (Above the Law)
1963 - Caroline Pierce, Cheshire Eng, golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple Classic-2nd)
1963 - Cynthia Stevenson, Oakland Calif, actress (Player, Bob, Hope & Gloria)
1963 - Jeff Bloom, Seattle Wash, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Montana Open)
1963 - Daniel Pelosi, American convicted murderer
1964 - John Cullen, Puslinch, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1964 - Mary-Louise Parker, Ft Jackson SC, actress (Fried Green Tomatoes)
1965 - Takayuki Iizuka, wrestler (NJPW)
1966 - Joseph Wanag, Wilson Ct, US judoka (Olympic-92)
1966 - Tim Wakefield, Melbourne FL, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
1966 - Tim Wakefield, American baseball player
1967 - Aaron Krickstein, Ann Arbor Mich, tennis player (Tel Aviv 1983)
1967 - Derek Wells, LA Calif, actor (Fitzpatricks)
1967 - Martin Laamers, soccer player (Vitesse)
1967 - Aline Brosh McKenna, American screenwriter
1968 - Sean Groom, Northford Conn, rower (Olympics-1996)
1968 - Stefan Effenberg, German footballer
1969 - Cedric Ceballos, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns)
1969 - Erik Meijer, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Uerdingen)
1969 - Fernando Couto, Portuguese footballer
1969 - Jan Axel Blomberg Norwegian musician (Dimmu Borgir, Winds, Mayhem)
1969 - Richard Hallebeek, Dutch guitarist
1970 - Chainey Umphrey, Albuquerque NM, gymnast (Olympics-5th-96)
1970 - Elijah Alexander, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos)
1970 - Jonathan Andrew Kaye, Denver CO, PGA golfer (1995 Quad City-2nd)
1970 - Kevin Smith, director (Chasing Amy, Mallrats, Clerks)
1970 - Philo Wallace, cricketer (WI ODI opening batsman 1991-92)
1970 - Tony Amonte, Hingham MA, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks, USA)
1970 - Wes Bender, WLAF/NFL running back (Frankfurt Galaxy, NO Saints)
1971 - Dick Schreuder, Dutch soccer player (PSV/FC Groningen/RKC)
1971 - Fernando Smith, NFL defensive end (Minn Vikings)
1971 - Michael Hughes, Irish footballer
1972 - Lee McClinton, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
1972 - Nathan Thomas, Australian water polo player (Olympics-96)
1972 - Mohamed Al-Deayea, Saudi Arabian footballer
1972 - Jimmy Pop, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
1972 - Justyna Steczkowska, Polish singer
1973 - Fiona Mullally, Miss Ireland Universe (1997)
1973 - George Zidek, NBA center (Denver Nuggets, Charlotte Hornets)
1973 - Kari Anne Safford, Point Pleasant WV, Miss America-WV (1997)
1973 - Karina Habsudova, Bojnice Slovakia, tennis star (1995 Futures Czech)
1973 - Kia Goodwin, Livingston NJ, actress (Tiffany Holloway-227)
1973 - Nancy Drolet, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
1973 - Susie O'Neill, Mackay Austral, butterfly swimmer (Oly-br/gold-92, 96)
1973 - Danie Keulder, Former Namibian cricketer
1974 - Nabil Bouchlal, soccer player (Willem II)
1974 - Paul Grasmanis, defensive tackle (Chicago Bears)
1974 - Jeremy Castle, Oklahoma country singer and songwriter
1974 - Angie Cepeda, Colombian actress
1975 - Mineiro, Brazilian footballer
1975 - Ingrid Rubio, Spanish actress
1976 - Michael Weiss, Washington DC, figure skater (1997 World Champ-7th)
1976 - Reyes Estévez, Spanish athlete
1976 - Sam Worthington, Australian actor
1977 - Edward Furlong, Pasedina Calif, actor (John Connor-Terminator 2)
1978 - Goran Gavrančić, Serbian footballer
1978 - Matt Guerrier, American baseball player
1979 - Reuben Kosgei, Kenyan athlete
1980 - Ivica Banović, Croatian footballer
1980 - Nadia Bjorlin, American actress
1982 - Hélder Postiga, Portuguese footballer
1982 - Grady Sizemore, American baseball player
1983 - Nick Diaz, American MMA fighter
1984 - Chiara Mastalli, Italian actress
1984 - Giampaolo Pazzini, Italian footballer
1985 - Harry Smith, Canadian professional wrestler
1986 - Mathieu Razanakolona, Malagasy skier
1988 - Brittany Hargest, American singer (Jump5)
1990 - Alice Connor, British actress
1991 - Gabriel Anthony Cohen, son of Meredith Viera & Richard Cohen
1992 - Hallie Kate Eisenberg, American actress
1993 - Cassidy Gifford, daughter of Frank & Kathy Lee



Deaths on August 2


257 - Stefanus I, bishop of Rome (254-57)/heretic fighter, dies
640 - Severinus, Italian Pope (640), dies
686 - John V, 1st Greeks-Syrian Pope (685-86), dies
686 - Pope John V
924 - Ælfweard of Wessex
1002 - Abu Amir Mohammed ibn Abd allah ibn Mohammed ibn Abi Amir, dies at 64
1075 - John VIII Xiphilinus, theologian/patriarch of Constantinople, dies
1100 - William II, [Rufus], king of England, shot in New Forest at 44
1222 - Count Raymond VI of Toulouse (b. 1156)
1511 - Andrew Barton, Scottish naval leader
1512 - Alessandro Achillini, Italian physician/philosopher, dies at 48
1589 - Henry III, king of Poland/France (1573-89), assassinated at 37
1600 - Arent van Dorp, Dutch governor of East-Zealand, dies at about 70
1611 - Kato Kiyomasa, Japanese warlord and samurai (b. 1562)
1649 - Elisabeth Bas, wife of Dutch Adm Swartenhondt, dies at about 78
1655 - Alfonso de la Cueva, Spanish marquis of Bedmar/diplomat, dies at 83
1696 - Robert Campbell of Glenlyon, Scottish military commander (b. 1630)
1769 - Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea, English politician (b. 1689)
1776 - Louis François I, Prince of Conti, French military leader (b. 1717)
1788 - Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (Blue Boy), dies at 61
1792 - Nathanael Gottfried Gruner, composer, dies at 60
1799 - Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier, balloonist, dies at 54
1811 - William Williams, US merchant/signer (Decl of Indep), dies at 80
1815 - Guillaume Marie Anne Brune, French marshal (b. 1763)
1823 - Lazare Carnot, French general, politician, and mathematician (b. 1753)
1827 - James Hewitt, composer, dies at 57
1849 - Mehemet Ali, British viceroy to Egypt, dies
1849 - Governor Muhammad Ali of Egypt (b. 1769)
1858 - A Emma WT von Waldeck-Pyrmont, queen/regent, dies at 76
1859 - Horace Mann, American educator and abolitionist (b. 1796)
1869 - Alexandrine Tinne, Dutch explorer/photographer, murdered at 30+
1872 - Judocus Smits, Dutch RC newspaper publisher (De Tijd), dies at 59
1873 - Frank Mori, composer, dies at 53
1876 - Wild Bill Hickok, shot dead (from behind) by Jack McCall while playing poker. He held a pair of Aces & a pair of 8's
1881 - Marcus Andrews Hislop Clarke, author (His Natural Life) at 35
1889 - Eduardo Gutiérrez, Argentinian author (b. 1851)
1903 - Martha Jane Cannary, [Calamity Jane], US desperado, dies
1903 - Edmond Nocard, French veterinarian (b. 1850)
1914 - Gabriel Edouard Xavier Dupont, composer, dies at 36
1916 - Hamish MacCunn, composer, dies at 48
1920 - Ormer Locklear, American stunt pilot (b. 1891)
1921 - Enrico Caruso, Italian opera singer, dies at 48
1922 - Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish/US physicist (telephone), dies
1922 - [Wilhel]Mina JPR Kruseman, Dutch author/feminist, dies at 82
1923 - Warren Harding, 29th Pres (1921-23), dies at Palace Hotel SF at 57
1929 - Mae Costello, American actress (b. 1882)
1932 - Gheorghe Cucu, composer, dies at 50
1934 - Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Hindenburg, soldier/statesman, dies at 86
1938 - Bjarni Thorsteinsson, composer, dies at 76
1939 - Harvey Spencer Lewis, American Rosicrucian mystic (b. 1883)
1941 - Jose Juan Tablada, Mexican poet (La Feria), dies at 70
1942 - Friedrich Aereboe, Dutch landlord, dies at 77
1945 - Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek, composer (Donna Diana), dies at 85
1945 - Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer (Cavalleria Rusticana), dies at 81
1954 - Rene Amengual, composer, dies at 42
1955 - Ruprecht, crown prince of Bayern/general-fieldmarshal, dies
1955 - Wallace Stevens, US poet/writer (Owl's Clover), dies at 75
1955 - Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1901)
1956 - Albert Woolson, last veteran US Union army, dies at 109
1958 - Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80
1959 - Prospero Bisquertt, composer, dies at 78
1961 - Giovanni B Angioletti, Italian writer (I grandi ospiti), dies at 64
1963 - Oliver Hazzard Perry La Farge, US anthropologist/writer, dies at 61
1964 - Jack Kirkwood, actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69
1964 - Jose Maria Castro, composer, dies at 71
1965 - Milton B Babbitt, US composer (Widow's Lament), dies at 49
1967 - Claude A Barnett, founder (Associated Negro Press), dies at 77
1969 - Clarence Dickinson, composer, dies at 96
1971 - Ludwig Marcuse, German philosopher, dies at 77
1972 - Brian Cole, vocalist/bassist (Association), dies of overdose at 29
1972 - Paul Goodman, US social critic/writer, dies at 60
1972 - Rudolf Ganz, composer, dies at 95
1972 - Helen Hoyt, American poet (b. 1887)
1973 - Jean-Pierre Melville, director (Bob Le Flambeur), dies at 57
1974 - W. Douglas Hawkes, British racing driver (b. 1893)
1976 - Fritz Lang, director (Cloak & Dagger, Metropolis), dies at 85
1978 - Carlos Chavez y Ramires, Mexican composer, dies at 79
1978 - Satomi Myodo, Zen nun/attendant of Hakuun Yasutani Roshi, dies at 82
1978 - Totie Fields, [Sophie Feldman], comedienne, dies at about 48
1979 - Thurmon Munson, NY Yankee, killed in a plane crash at Akron Oh at 32
1980 - Verdun John Scott, cricketer (ten Tests for NZ), dies
1982 - Cathleen Nesbitt, English actress (Separate Tables), dies at 93
1982 - Rudolf Maros, composer, dies at 65
1985 - Frank Faylen, vaudevillian, dies of pneumonia at 79
1985 - Sandy Bell, South African cricket pace bowler (16 Tests), dies
1986 - Roy Marcus Cohn, US lawyer (Joseph McCarthy), dies
1986 - Roy Cohn, American politician (b. 1927)
1987 - Myron Stout, US abstract artist, dies at 79
1988 - Raymond Carver, poet/short story writer (Furious Season), dies at 50
1988 - Roger Vuataz, composer, dies at 90
1988 - Joe Carcione, American consumer advocate (b. 1914)
1990 - Norman Mclean, American writer (b. 1902)
1990 - Edwin Richfield, British actor (b. 1921)
1991 - Gabriel Cohen, son of Meredith Viera & Richard Cohen
1991 - Helen Page Camp
1992 - Ephraim Katz, Israeli/US encyclopedist (film encyclopedia), dies
1992 - Jim Whaley, TV host (Cinema Showcase), dies of heart attack at 44
1992 - Julio C Fernandez, Cuban/US journalist (founder Alma Mater), dies
1992 - Michel Berges, French composer, dies of a heart attack at 44
1994 - Bhagwatpersad Ausan, commandant Suriname military police, dies at 38
1995 - Brian Smith, British sportscaster, dies
1995 - Colin Gray, airman, dies at 80
1996 - Humphrey Fisher, TV Producer, dies at 72
1996 - Michel Debre, PM of France in (1959-62), dies
1996 - U Hia Than, politician, dies at 52
1997 - William S Burroughs, author (Naked Lunch), dies at 83
1997 - Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Nigerian musician (b. 1938)
1998 - Shari Lewis, American puppeteer (b. 1933)
2001 - Ron Townson, American singer (The Fifth Dimension) (b. 1933)
2003 - Don Estelle, British actor (b. 1933)
2003 - Mike Levey, American television personality (b. 1948)
2003 - Peter Safar, Austrian physician (b. 1924)
2004 - Don Tosti, American musician (b. 1923)
2004 - François Craenhals, Belgian comics artist (b. 1926)
2005 - Steven Vincent, American journalist and writer (b. 1955)
2007 - Chauncey Bailey, American journalist and editor (b. 1950)
2007 - Holden Roberto, Angolan founder and leader of the FNLA (b. 1923)
2007 - Kay Dotrice, English repertory actress (b. 1929)
2008 - Fujio Akatsuka, Japanese cartoonist (b. 1935)



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History, Births and Deaths for August 3



8 - Roman Empire general Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus.
435 - Deposed Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, was exiled by Byzantine Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.
881 - Battle at Saucourt: French King Louis III beats the Vikings
1108 - Louis VI, "the Fat One," King of France, crowned
1312 - Power of Luik Patriarch murders over 200
1492 - All Jews are expelled from Spain
1492 - Columbus sets sail from Palos, Spain for "Indies"
1527 - First known letter was sent from North America by John Rut while at St. John's, Newfoundland.
1529 - "Ladies' Peace" (treaty of Cambrai)-emperor Charles V & King French I
1557 - Dutch States-General meet at Valenciennes
1596 - David Fabricius discovers light variation of Mira (1st variable star)
1635 - The third of the Tokugawa shoguns, Iemitsu, establishes the system of alternate attendance (sankin kotai) by which the feudal daimyō are required to spend one year at Edo Castle in Tokyo and one year back home at their feudal manor, while their families remained in Tokyo as virtual political hostages. (Traditional Japanese Date: June 21, 1635).
1640 - 2,000 men VOC-army surrounds the city of Malakka
1640 - Zorilla's "Bire el Ojo," premieres in Toledo
1645 - Battle of Allersheim: French defeat Bavarians
1650 - Viceroy Willem II & Amsterdam reach accord about standing army
1676 - Nathaniel Bacon publishes "Declaration of People of Virginia"
1678 - Robert LaSalle builds 1st ship in America, Griffon
1692 - Battle at Steenkerke: French beat English/Dutch army
1704 - English/Dutch fleet under Rooke/Callenburgh occupy Gibraltar
1708 - Battle at Trencsén: Austria beats Hungarian rebellion army
1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlie lands on Eriskay, Hebrides
1778 - Teatro alla Scala opens in Milan
1797 - Emperor Francis I permits Jews who served in military in "Countries of Bohemian Crown" to marry non Jews
1829 - Gioacchino Rossini's "William Tell," premieres in Paris
1833 - HMS Beagle reaches river mouth of Rio Negro
1852 - 1st intercollegiate rowing race, Harvard beats Yale by 4 lengths
1855 - Rotterdam-Gouda railway opens
1860 - American Canoe Association founded at Lake George NY
1860 - The Second Maori War begins in New Zealand.
1861 - Federal fleet bombs Galveston Texas
1863 - Governor Seymour asks Lincoln to suspend draft in NY
1863 - Saratoga Racetrack (NY) opens
1864 - Battle of Mobile AL
1881 - Boers signs Convention of Pretoria: Transvaal semi-autonomous
1881 - US Nation Lawn Tennis Association removes "Nation" from name
1882 - Congress passes 1st law restricting immigration
1897 - John McNally's musical "Good Mr Best," premieres in NYC
1900 - Firestone Tire & Rubber Company founded.
1904 - British journalist Francis Younghusband visits forbidden city Lhasa
1906 - Wash Natl's pitcher Tom Hughes hits HR to win his own game 1-0 in 10th
1913 - Wheatland Hop Riot
1914 - 1st seaworthy ship through Panama Canal
1914 - Belgium rejects demand to allow free crossing for German army
1914 - French fleet sails to North-Africa
1914 - German battle cruiser Goeben leaves Messina
1914 - Germany invades Belgium & declares war on France in WW I
1914 - Great Britain declares war on Germany
1914 - Turkey signs military pact with Germany
1914 - World Alliance for Promoting Intl Friendship through Churches forms
1914 - Yankee catcher Nunamaker throws out 3 would be stealers in 1 inning
1921 - 1st aerial cropdusting (Troy Ohio to kill caterpillars)
1921 - Due to a technicality, 8 Chicago White Sox accused in Black Sox scandal are acquited, however Landis throws them out of baseball
1923 - Baseball games cancelled following the death of President Harding
1923 - VP Calvin Coolidge becomes 30th president
1924 - Cyclist Piet Moeskops regains world sprint championist
1925 - Last US troops leave Nicaragua (there since 1912)
1926 - Traffic lights installed on Piccadilly Circus
1928 - Ray Barbuti saves US team from defeat in Amsterdam Olympics track events by winning 400 m (47.8 sec)
1930 - 2nd time in 1930, Chuck Klein of Phillies hits in 26 straight games
1933 - Yanks are shut out for 1st time after 308 games (since Aug 2, 1931)
1939 - Jean Genets "Ondine," premieres in Paris
1940 - German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies
1940 - Italian troops invade British Somalia
1940 - Lithuanian SSR is accepted into USSR
1940 - Seaplane Clare makes 1st British passagiersvlucht to the US
1941 - Benzine sales limited in US
1941 - Gas sales limited in US
1941 - German troops conquer Roslavl USSR
1941 - Browns pitcher Johnny Niggling gets Joe DiMaggio in 4 at bats to stop DiMaggio's streak of 74 games in reaching base
1943 - Gen Patton slaps a US GI in the hospital accusing him of cowardice
1943 - Nazi occupiers attack city Orel, leave it in fire
1944 - Allied troops conquer Myitkyina Burma
1944 - Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp gases 4,000 gypsies
1944 - General Montgomery visits general Dempsey's headquarter
1944 - Lt-Gen Stilwells troops occupy Myitkyina Burma
1944 - Tommy Brown, just 16 years & 8 months old, plays shortstop for Dodgers
1946 - Belgian govt of Huysmans, forms
1948 - Cleveland's Satchel Paige make his 1st start & goes 7 innings
1948 - FDR advisor Alger Hiss accused to be a "communist"
1949 - Republic Indonesia proclaims cease fire
1949 - Basketball Assoc of America & National Basketball League merge to form National Basketball Association
1951 - William H Jackson, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1952 - 15th Olympic games close in Helsinki Finland
1953 - Frank Blair becomes news anchor of Today Show
1954 - 1st VTOL (Vertical Take-off & Land) flown
1955 - Automobile Association of America ends support of auto racing
1955 - Hurricane Connie begins pounding US for 11 days
1955 - Roger Moens runs world record 800 m (1:45.7)
1956 - Willie Williams of US sets 100 meter record at 10.1
1957 - British offensive against imam Galeb Ben Ali of Oman
1958 - USS Nautilus begins 1st crossing of Arctic Ocean under icecap
1958 - The Billboard Hot 100 is founded
1959 - 27th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Memorial Coliseum, LA
1959 - 50 killed in uprising in Guinea-Bissau
1959 - AL beats NL 5-3 in 27th All Star Game (Dodger Stadium)
1960 - Niger gains independence from France
1962 - 29th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 42, All-Stars 20 (65,000)
1962 - NY Met Frank Thomas hits his 6th HR in 3 games
1963 - "No Strings" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 580 performances
1963 - Allan Sherman releases "Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda"
1963 - Beatles final performance at Cavern Club in Liverpool
1966 - S African govt bans Beatle records
1967 - 45,000 US soldiers sent to Vietnam
1967 - James Law rides entire NYC subway in 22 hrs 12 minutes
1968 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1969 - Reds beats Phillies 19-17
1969 - Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
1970 - 4 day NFL strike ends
1970 - Christopher Hampton's "Philanthropist," premieres in London
1970 - Hurricane "Celia" becomes most expensive Gulf storm in history
1970 - Mairiam Hargrave of Yorkshire, passes her driving test on 40th try
1971 - Paul McCartney announces formation of his group Wings
1972 - British premier Heath proclaims emergency crisis due to harbor strike
1972 - Chozen-ji/Intl Zen Dojo founded by Omori Sogen Roshi, in Hawaii
1972 - U.S. Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
1973 - Flash fire kills 51 at amusement park (Isle of Man, UK)
1973 - National People's party wins Dutch Antilles National elections
1974 - "Little Night Music" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 601 perfs
1974 - "Words & Music" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 127 perfs
1974 - Guitarist Jeff Baxter quits Steely Dan & joins Doobie Brothers
1975 - 500 drown when 2 river boats collide & sink in China's West River
1975 - Louisiana Superdome is dedicated
1975 - Poland & West germany reach accord about returning ethnic Germans
1975 - Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1977 - Radio Shack issues a press release introducing TRS-80 computer 25 existed, within weeks thousands were ordered
1977 - United States Senate Hearing on MKULTRA.
1979 - Fastest jai-alai shot (188 mph), Jose Arieto at Newport Jai Alai, RI
1979 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 - 22nd Olympic games close at Moscow, USSR
1980 - Kaline, Snider, Klein, & Tom Yawkey inducted into Hall of Fame
1980 - Sandra Post wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
1981 - 13,000 Air Traffic Controllers (PATCO) begin their strike
1981 - France performs nuclear test
1981 - Senegalese opposition parties, under the leadership of Mamadou Dia, launch the Antiimperialist Action Front-Suxxali Reew Mi.
1982 - Clyde King replaces Gene Michaels as NY Yankee manager
1983 - John Sain of South Bend, Ind builds 3.91 m house of cards
1983 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 - 365.7 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
1984 - Bomb attack on Madras India airport, 32 killed
1985 - "Nihilator" set harness pacing mile (1:49.6) in East Rutherford, NJ
1985 - Train crash at Flaujac, France: 35 killed
1986 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA National Golf Pro-Am
1986 - Willie McCovey, Bobby Doerr, & Ernie Lombardi inducted in Hall of Fame
1987 - Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 17-6 in London, England (NFL expo)
1987 - Discovery in Orbital Processing Facility is powered up for STS-26
1987 - Jack Morris ties AL record with 5 wild pitches in a 4-2 lose
1987 - Twins Joe Niekro is caught with a file on the mound & is ejected
1988 - Skip Storch swims 246 km of Hudson River from Albany to NYC
1989 - 5th jockey to win 6,000 races (Jorge Valesquez)
1989 - Lawrence Delisle drives his 4 kids into river
1989 - Rickey Henderson sets AL mark of 50 steals in 9 seasons
1989 - Cin Reds send record 20 men to bat with a record 16 hits in 1 inning as they score 14 runs in 1st inning
1990 - "Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 11 perfs
1990 - 98.8°F (37.1°C) in Cheltenham, Glos. (UK record)
1990 - NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 10th HR in 1st 72 at bats
1990 - Radio Kuwait resigns air, due to Iraqi invasion
1990 - US announces commitment of Naval forces to Gulf regions
1990 - For 3rd time in 1990 a no-hitter is broken up with 2 outs in 8th inning. Doug Drabek of Pitts still beats Phila 11-0
1991 - Giant Victory, driven by Jack Moiseyev, wins Hambletonian
1991 - Pan Am games open in Havana
1992 - Dodgers win 3,000th game since moving to Los Angeles (3,000-2,531)
1992 - Paramount inaugurates New York Street on TV/movie lot
1994 - 102.4°F (39.1°C) in Tokyo Japan: record
1994 - 1st Jordanian plane to fly over Israeli airspace (King Hussein pilot)
1995 - CNN en Espanol premieres
1996 - General William F. Garrison accepted responsibility for the outcome of the 1993 raid in Somalia, and he retired from military service.
1997 - 25th du Maurier Golf Classic: Colleen Walker wins
1997 - BankBoston Senior Golf Classic
1997 - Garth Brooks performs a free concert in Central Park NY for HBO
1997 - Phil Mickelson wins golf's Sprint International
1997 - Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre in Algeria; 40-76 villagers killed.
2001 - The Real IRA detonate a car bomb in Ealing, London, U.K injuring seven people. (See 3 August 2001 Ealing bombing).
2004 - The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11, 2001 attacks.
2005 - President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya of Mauritania is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia.



Births on August 3

1509 - Étienne Dolet, French scholar (d. 1546)
1645 - August Kuhnel, composer
1692 - John Henley, English clergyman (d. 1759)
1748 - Carl Ludwig Junker, composer
1770 - Frederik Willem III, reactionary king of Prussia (1797-1840)
1801 - Joseph Paxton, English landscape architect (Crystal Palace)
1808 - Hamilton Fish, American politician (d. 1893)
1811 - Elisha Graves Otis, inventor (safe elevator)
1816 - John Eugene Smith, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1897
1817 - Albrecht FR, arch duke of Austria (Battle at Custozza)
1818 - HM Jozef Schadde, Flemish architect (New Stock exchange Antwerp)
1820 - Luther Orlando Emerson, composer
1820 - William Miller, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1909
1823 - Thomas Francis Meagher, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
1824 - William Burnham Woods, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1832 - Ivan Zajc, composer
1833 - Auguste Schmidt, German teacher/feminist
1847 - Jan de Louter, lawyer/tutor of Dutch Queen Wilhelmina
1850 - Paul A Daum, Dutch writer/founder/editor (Batavian Newspaper)
1850 - Reginald Heber Roe, 2nd Headmaster of Brisbane Grammar School (d. 1926)
1851 - Isabella Caroline Somerset, temperance leader
1854 - Fernand de La Tombelle, composer
1855 - Joe Hunter, Former Australian cricketer (d. 1891)
1856 - Alfred Deakin, 2nd Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1919)
1860 - W. K. Dickson, Scottish inventor (d. 1935)
1867 - Stanley Baldwin, © British PM (1923-24, 1924-29, 1935-37)
1871 - Vernon Louis Parrington, author (Romantic Revolution, Pulitzer 1928)
1872 - Haakon VII, Charlottenlund Denmark, King of Norway (1905-57)
1873 - Albert MLA de Bassompierre, Belgian ambassador to Tokyo (1921-39)
1874 - Eugene Baie, Belgian author (Sub rosa et sub umbra)
1878 - Constantino Gaito, composer
1882 - Charles O'Neill, composer
1882 - Segundo Luis Moreno Andrade, composer
1884 - Louis Gruenberg, near Brest Litovsk Poland, composer (Daniel Jazz)
1885 - Naphtali Siegfried Salomon, composer
1887 - Rupert Brooke, British WW I poet (1914)
1892 - Oscar van Hemel, composer
1894 - Harry Heilmann, SF Cal, baseball hall of famer outfielder (Detroit)
1894 - John H van Maarseveen, Dutch minister of Justice/Internal minister
1895 - Marguerite Nichols, American actress (d. 1941)
1898 - Brother Adam [Kehrle], benedictine monk/beekeeper
1899 - Sally Benson, novelist
1899 - Louis Chiron, Monegasque race car driver (d. 1979)
1900 - Arnoldus J N M Struycken, Dutch lawyer
1900 - Ernie Pyle, England, correspondent during WW II
1900 - John T Scopes, Tennessee teacher convicted for teaching evolution
1901 - Bernard Reichel, composer
1901 - John Stennis, (Sen-D-Miss)
1901 - Stefan Wyszynski, Polish cardinal
1902 - Habib Bourguiba, 1st president of Tunisia (1957-87)
1902 - Judson Laire, NYC, actor/singer (Papa-Mama, Adm Broadway Revue)
1902 - Ray Block, France, orch leader (Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason)
1902 - Regina Jonas, German first woman rabbi (d. 1944)
1904 - Clifford D[onald] Simak, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Empire, Way Station)
1905 - Maggie Kuhn, activist/co-founder (Gray Panthers)
1906 - Leonard Huizinga, Dutch journalist/writer (Adriaan & Olivier)
1907 - Adrienne Ames, Fort Worth TX, actress (Death Kiss, Panama Patrol)
1907 - Ernesto Geisel, politician
1907 - Irene Tedrow, Denver Colo, actress (Lucy-Dennis the Menace, Mr Novak)
1907 - Lawrence Brown, US trombonist (Duke Ellington Orchestra)
1908 - Dolores del Rio, silent screen actress (Deseada, Bugambilia)
1911 - Karel G Bakker, Dutch actor (Lady Windermere's Fan)
1911 - Alex McCrindle, Scottish actor (d. 1990)
1912 - Gene Kelly, actor/dancer (Xanadu, 40 Carats, Marjorie Morningstar)
1913 - Mel Tolkin, Ukrainian-born television comedy writer (d. 2007)
1914 - Rick Slabbinck, Flemish painter
1915 - Sal Santen, Dutch writer
1916 - Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and lyricist (d. 1970)
1916 - José Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer (d. 1978)
1917 - Jordan Whitfield, PA, actor (Swamp Fox)
1918 - James MacGregor Burns, political writer (The Lion & the Fox)
1918 - Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official (d. 1999)
1918 - Larry Haines, American actor (d. 2008)
1920 - Maria Karnilova, Hartford Ct, actress (Olga-Ivan the Terrible)
1920 - P D James, mystery writer (Cover Her Face)
1920 - Phyllis D "P D" James, English thriller writer (Innocent Blood)
1920 - Charlie Shavers, American trumpet player (d. 1971)
1920 - Elmar Tampõld, Estonian-Canadian architect
1921 - Alec Wyton, composer
1921 - Hayden Carruth, Waterbury Ct, novelist (Crow & Heart)
1921 - Marilyn Maxwell, actress (East of Sumatra)
1921 - Richard Adler, NYC composer (Pajama Game, darn Yankees)
1922 - Robert Sumner, American evangelist and author
1923 - Anne Klein, fashion designer (Anne Klein II)
1923 - Roger Foulon, French/Belgian poet
1923 - Shenouda III of Alexandria, Pope of the Coptic Christianity
1924 - Leon Uris, Baltimore, novelist (Exodus, QB VII, Battle Cry)
1924 - Max van der Stoel, Dutch Foreign minister (PvdA)
1926 - Tony Bennett, Queens NY, singer (Left a body part in SF)
1927 - Enrique Pinella, composer
1927 - Gordon Scott, Portland Oregon, actor (Tarzan & the Trappers)
1928 - Cécile Aubry, French actress
1929 - Bethel Leslie, NYC, entertainer (Capt Newman MD, Rabbit Trap)
1930 - James Komack, NYC, writer/director/actor (Courtship of Eddie's Father)
1931 - Alex Cord, [Viespi], NYC, actor (Brotherhood, Fire, Street Asylum)
1932 - Elsa Martinelli, Grosseto Italy, actress (Indian Fighter)
1932 - Mario Montes de Oca, Mexican poet
1933 - Pat Crawford, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1956)
1933 - The Tjong King, Dutch illustrator of children books (Miep Diekman)
1934 - Haystacks Calhoun, American professional wrestler (d. 1989)
1935 - Georgi Stepanovich Shonin, Odessa USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 6)
1935 - Richard D Lamm, (Gov-D-Colo)
1935 - Vic Vogel, Canadian pianist, composer and bandleader
1936 - Edward Petherbridge, English actor
1937 - Duncan Sharpe, cricketer (3 Tests for Pakistan 1959-60)
1937 - Steven Berkoff, English actor
1938 - George Memmoli, NYC, actor (Earl-Hello Larry)
1938 - Terry "5 Wigs" Wogan, British talk show host (Irish Days)
1939 - A K Sen Gupta, cricketer (Test India v WI 1959 without distinction)
1940 - John W Carlin, (Gov-D-KS)
1940 - Joseph Dorfman, composer
1940 - Lance Alworth, Houston Tx, NFL hall of famer (Charger, Cowboys)
1940 - Martin Sheen, [Ramon Estevez], NY, actor (Subject Was Roses, Wall St)
1941 - Beverly Lee, Passaic NJ, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy)
1941 - Martha Stewart, cookbook author/actress (Those Two)
1941 - Wayne Hussey, rocker
1945 - Ron Hendren, Pinehurst NC, TV host (Entertainment Tonight)
1945 - Eamon Dunphy, former Irish footballer
1946 - John Klemmer, rocker
1946 - Jack Straw, British politician
1948 - Pierre Lacroix, National Hockey League executive
1949 - Morris "B B" Dickerson, Torrence Ca, bassist (War, Low Rider, Outlaw)
1949 - Reed Waller, American comic book author
1950 - JoMari Payton Noble, Albany GA, actress (Harriette-Family Matters)
1950 - Waldemar Cierpinski, German DR, marathoner (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1951 - Jon Graham, rock guitarist/vocalist (Earth Wind & Fire-Celebrate)
1951 - Marcel Dionne, Quebec, NHL center (LA Kings, NY Rangers)
1952 - Aleksandr A Volkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
1952 - Jay North, North Hollywood Calif, actor (Dennis the Menace, Maya)
1952 - Wojtek Fibak, Poland, tennis star
1952 - Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentine soccer player
1952 - Frank Schaeffer, American author
1952 - Loles León, Spanish actress
1954 - Denise Craig, WBL forward (Dayton Rockettes, NY Stars)
1954 - Gary Peters, English footballer
1955 - Corey Burton, American voice actor
1956 - Kirk Brandon, rocker (Theatre of Hate, Spear of Destiny-Outland)
1956 - Abhisit Vejjajiva, Thai politician
1957 - Mani Shankar, Indian film maker
1958 - Cindy Nixon, Nashville Tenn, singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel)
1958 - Ana Kokkinos, Greek-Australian film director
1959 - Martin Atkins, rocker
1959 - Victoria Jackson, Miami Fla, actress (Casual Sex, SNL, UHF)
1959 - Koichi Tanaka, Japanese scientist, Nobel laureate
1960 - Gopal Sharma, Indian cricket off-spinner (2 Tests 1984-85)
1960 - Tim Mayotte, Springfield Mass, tennis player (Olympic-silver-1988)
1961 - Ken Wark, Australian field hockey fullback (Oly-4th/silver-88, 92, 96)
1961 - Lee Rocker, [Leon Drucker], rock bassist (Stray Cats-Gonna Ball)
1961 - Molly Hagan, American actress
1962 - Alberto Tous, Spain, tennis star
1962 - Lucky Dube, South African reggae singer
1962 - Tina Lehtola, Finland, women's ski jumper (world's record holder)
1963 - Carlo Imperato, Bronx, actor (Fame)
1963 - James Hetfield, heavy metal rocker (Metallica-Helpless)
1963 - Libor Pimek, Czech, tennis star
1963 - Kyoko Chan Cox, American musician, daughter of Yoko Ono
1963 - Isaiah Washington, American actor
1964 - Joan E Higginbotham, Chicago Il, astronaut
1964 - Johnny Thomas, NFL cornerback (Cleve Browns, SD Chargers)
1964 - Kevin Elster, San Pedro CA, infielder (Texas Rangers)
1964 - Nate McMillan, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics)
1966 - Christine Richters, Fullerton Ca, playmate (May, 1986)
1966 - Eric Esch, American boxer
1967 - John Femia, Bkln NY, actor (Square Pegs, Hello Larry)
1968 - Rod Beck, Burbank CA, pitcher (SF Giants)
1968 - Rod Beck, American baseball player (d. 2007)
1969 - Doug Overton, NBA guard (Phila 76ers, Denver Nuggets)
1970 - Darren Mickell, NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs, NO Saints)
1970 - Masahiro Sakurai, Japanese video game developer
1970 - Stephen Carpenter, American musician (Deftones)
1971 - Moira C Dunn, Utica NY, LPGA golfer (1995 SAFECO Classic-6th)
1971 - Forbes Johnston, Scottish footballer (d. 2007)
1972 - Alain Bolduc, Montreal Quebec, yachter (Olympics-96)
1972 - Jeff Nygaard, Madison Wisc, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96)
1972 - John Lilley, Wakefield Mass, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994)
1972 - Sandis Ozolinsh, Riga Lat, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
1972 - Travis Hall, defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
1973 - Kari Litton, Pontotoc Miss, Miss America (Mississippi-Top 10-1997)
1973 - Kurt Grote, US, 100m/200m breaststroke (Olympics-6th-96)
1973 - Nikos Dabizas, Greek footballer
1973 - Patrick Wilson, American actor
1973 - Jay Cutler, American bodybuilder
1974 - Blaine Wilson, Columbus Ohio, gymnast (Olympics-5th-96)
1974 - Jenny Beck, actress (Claire Carroll-Guns & Paradise)
1975 - Ndukwe Kalu, defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
1975 - Trevor Pryce, NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1975 - Aryiro Strataki, Greek heptathlete
1975 - Chris Nevin, Former New Zealand cricketer
1976 - Sarybel Velila, Miss Universe-Puerto Rico (1996)
1976 - Troy Glaus, Tarzana CA, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
1977 - Tom Brady, American football player
1977 - Tómas Lemarquis, Icelandic actor
1977 - Óscar Pereiro, Spanish cyclist
1978 - Mariusz Jop, Polish footballer
1979 - Kris Jenkins, American football player
1979 - Evangeline Lilly, Canadian model/actress
1980 - Brandan Schieppati, American singer (Bleeding Through)
1980 - Dominic Moore, Canadian ice hockey player
1983 - Mamie Gummer, American actress '
1984 - Jon Foster, American actor
1984 - Amanda Kimmel, American beauty queen
1984 - Yasin Avci, Danish footballer
1984 - Sunil Chetri, Indian Footballer
1984 - Ryan Lochte, American swimmer
1985 - Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand rugby league footballer
1986 - Charlotte Casiraghi, daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco
1987 - Brooklyn Decker, American fashion model
1993 - Yurina Kumai, Japanese singer



Deaths on August 3

808 - P'ang Yun, [Layman P'ang], Exemplary Zen practitioner, dies in China
1387 - Olaf V Haakonsson, King of Denmark (1376-87)/Norway (1380-87), dies
1460 - King James II of Scotland (b. 1430)
1527 - Scaramuccia Trivulzio, Italian cardinal
1530 - Philibert Chalon, prince of Orange/viceroy of Naples, dies
1546 - Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect (b. 1484)
1546 - Étienne Dolet, French scholar and printer (b. 1509)
1604 - Bernardino de Mendoza, Spanish military commander
1621 - Guillaume du Vair, French writer (b. 1556)
1667 - Francesco Borromini, Swiss sculptor and architect (b. 1599)
1712 - Joshua Barnes, English scholar (b. 1654)
1716 - Sebastian Duron, composer, dies at 56
1720 - Anthonie Heinsius, Dutch statesman (b. 1641)
1721 - Grinling Gibbons, Dutch-born woodcarver (b. 1648)
1761 - Johann Matthias Gesner, German classical scholar (b. 1691)
1773 - Stanisław Konarski, Polish writer (b. 1700)
1779 - Henry Kobell, Dutch painter/cartoonist, dies at 27
1780 - Etienne B de Condillac, French philosopher (sensualism), dies at 64
1784 - Giovanni Battista Martini, composer, dies at 78
1792 - Richard Arkwright, English industrialist and inventor (b. 1732)
1797 - Jeffrey Amherst, English gov-gen of America, dies at 80
1800 - Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch, composer, dies at 63
1802 - Henry DFL, prince of Prussia/general/diplomat, dies
1805 - Christopher Anstey, English writer (b. 1724)
1811 - Sebastiaan C Nederburgh, Dutch dir-gen of East Indies Co, dies at 49
1823 - Jacob A Uitenhage de Mist, Dutch politician/colonial dir, dies at 74
1825 - Ambrogio Minoja, composer, dies at 72
1833 - Stoffel Muller, Dutch sect leader, dies
1835 - Wenzel Muller, composer, dies at 67
1839 - Dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (b. 1763)
1857 - Eugène Sue, French novelist (b. 1804)
1867 - Philipp August Böckh, German scholar and antiquarian (b. 1785)
1877 - Karl Georg Lickl, composer, dies at 75
1879 - Joseph Severn, English painter (b. 1793)
1886 - Per August Olander, composer, dies at 62
1890 - Louise Ackermann-Choquet, French author (Journal), dies at 76
1894 - George Inness, US landscape painter (Delaware Water Gap), dies at 69
1902 - August Friedrich Martin Klughardt, composer, dies at 54
1907 - August Saint-Gaudens, Irish/US sculptor (Mrs Henry Adams), dies at 59
1910 - Nicolas Kinet, Belgian pilot, dies
1916 - Roger Casement, Irish nationalist (Easter uprising 1916), executed 51
1918 - Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist (Het Volk), dies at 41
1924 - Joseph Conrad, Polish/British writer (Heart of Darkness), dies at 66
1925 - William Bruce, cricketer (drowns 14 Tests for Australia 1885-95), dies
1929 - Thorstein Veblen, American economist (b. 1857)
1929 - Emil Berliner, German-born telephone and recording pioneer (b. 1851)
1933 - Arthur Collins, singer/comedian (Peerless Quartet), dies at 69
1934 - Carl F baron von Langen-Parow, German equestrian (Olympic-gold-1928)
1938 - Alexander Malyschkin, writer, dies
1939 - Eugust Enna, composer, dies at 80
1940 - Willard Hershberger, catcher (Cin Reds), commits suicide
1944 - Felix Nussbaum, German painter (Widerstandskunst), dies in Auschwitz
1944 - Felka Platek, wife of painter Felix Nussbaum, dies in Auschwitz
1948 - Albert F Pollard, Brit historian (Evolution of parliament), dies at 78
1951 - Neville Tufnell, cricket wicket keeper (Test for England 1910), dies
1954 - Colette, [Willy], France, novelist (Vagabonde), dies at 81
1957 - "Black Jack" Bouvier, father of Jacqueline Kennedy, dies of cancer
1958 - Peter Collins, English race car driver (b. 1931)
1964 - Flannery O'Connor, writer (Good Man is Hard to Find), dies at 39
1966 - Lenny Bruce, comedian, dies of a morphine overdose at 39
1968 - Constantine Rokossovski, vice-premier of Poland (1952-56), dies at 71
1973 - Ariantje "Jeanne" Leg, actress (It Vijgeblaadje/It Hippie), dies at 84
1973 - Richard Marshall, U.S. Army general (b. 1895)
1974 - Almira Sessions, actress (Okla Annie), dies at 85
1975 - Ruth Lee, actress (Middleton Family at 1939 World's Fair), dies at 79
1977 - Alfred Lunt, actor (Guardsman, Sally of Sawdust), dies at 83
1977 - Makarios III, [Michail Mouskos], archbishop/pres (Cyprus), dies at 63
1978 - Ezzedin Kalak, Palestinian PLO representative in Paris, murdered
1979 - Renato Fasano, composer, dies at 76
1979 - Bertil Ohlin, Swedish economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1899)
1981 - Robert Peci, Italian brother of Red Brigade leader, murdered
1983 - Carolyn Jones, actress (Morticia-Addams Family), dies at 54 of cancer
1986 - Paul [Saul] de Groot, chairman Dutch Communist party, dies at 87
1986 - Rupert de Smidt, cricketer (Western Province 1911-13), dies at 102
1986 - Willem Ruis, Dutch TV host (Willem Ruis Show), dies at 41
1990 - Florida Edwards, dies of pneumonia at 79
1992 - Wang Hongwen, vice-President Chinese Comm Party (1973-76), dies
1993 - James Donald, actor (In Which We Serve, Way Ahead), dies at 76
1994 - Carel van Dillen, resistance fighter, dies at 77
1994 - Christy Henrich, US turnster, dies of anorexia nervosa at 22
1994 - Innokenti Smoktunovski, Russian actor (Hamlet), dies at 69
1994 - John Hidalgo Moya, architect, Designer of Skylon, dies at 74
1994 - John van Raay, [John Oradi], radio-imitator (Paul Flanders)
1995 - Carl Donnell "Kansas" Fields, drummer, dies at 79
1995 - Harry Craft, baseball manager, dies at 80
1995 - Ida Lupino, actress/director (Hard Way, High Sierra), dies at 77
1995 - Jose B M Barreto y Casanova, pianist vocalist bandleader, dies at 88
1995 - Marcus Chenault, killer of Martin Luther King Jr's mother, dies at 54
1995 - Edward Whittemore, American writer (b. 1933)
1996 - Guido Alberti, literary patron/businessman, dies at 87
1997 - Pietro Rizzuto, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
1998 - Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer (b. 1934)
2001 - Christopher Hewett, British actor (b. 1922)
2002 - Carmen Silvera, British actress (b. 1922)
2003 - Roger Voudouris, American singer and songwriter (b. 1954)
2004 - Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer (b. 1908)
2005 - Françoise d'Eaubonne, French feminist (b. 1920)
2006 - Arthur Lee, American psychedelic rock musician (b. 1945)
2006 - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, singer (b. 1915)
2007 - John Gardner, British author (b. 1926)
2008 - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer (b. 1918)
2008 - Skip Caray, American TV and radio broadcaster (b. 1939)



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History, Births, and Deaths for August 4



1181 - Supernova seen in Cassiopia
1265 - Battle at Evesham: English prince Edward beats Simon de Montfort
1347 - English troops conquer Ft Calais
1351 - Sea battle at Zwartewaal: Willem V beats Hoeksen & English
1558 - 1st printing of Zohar (Jewish Kabbalah)
1578 - Battle of Alcazarquivir, Moroccans defeat Portuguese, 10,000 killed
1598 - London's head office of Hanze closed
1636 - Johan Mauritius appointed governor of Dutch Brazil
1666 - Hurricane hits Guadeloupe, Martinique & St Christopher; thousands die
1666 - Sea battle between Netherlands & England
1693 - Dom Perignon invents champagne
1693 - Date traditionally ascribed to Dom Perignon's invention of Champagne.
1695 - French garrison of surrenders to Willem III
1704 - War of Spanish Succession, English & Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar
1730 - Crown prince Frederik of Prussia escapes to England
1735 - Jury acquits John Zenger (NY Weekly Journal) charged with seditious libel by royal governor of NY (victory for Freedom of press)
1753 - George Washington becomes a master mason
1760 - Battle at Leignitz: Prussia beats Austria & Russia
1777 - Retired British cavalry officer Philip Astley establishes 1st circus
1789 - French National Meeting ending feudal system
1790 - US Coast Guard founded as Revenue Cutter Service
1791 - Austria & Turkey sign Peace of Sistova
1791 - The Treaty of Sistova is signed, ending the Ottoman-Habsburg wars.
1821 - 1st edition of Saturday Evening Post (publishes until 1969)
1824 - Battle of Kos is fought between Turks and Greeks.
1830 - Plans for city of Chicago laid out
1854 - The Hinomaru is established as the official flag to be flown from Japanese ships.
1855 - John Bartlett publishes "Familiar Quotations"
1862 - US govt collects its 1st income tax
1864 - Land & naval action new Brazos Santiago, Texas
1870 - British Red Cross Society forms
1873 - Indian Wars: whilst protecting a railroad survey party in Montana, the United States 7th Cavalry, under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer, clashes for the first time with the Sioux (near the Tongue River; only one man on each side is killed).
1879 - Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Aeterni Patris
1881 - 122°F (50°C), Seville, Spain (European record)
1886 - Colombia adopts constitution
1892 - Queen Wilhelmina & Emma open Merwede Canal between Amsterdam-Rhine
1892 - Sunday school teacher Lizzie Borden arrested in Fall River, Mass
1897 - Henry A Rucker appointed Collector of Internal Revenue for Georgia
1902 - The Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opens.
1903 - Cardinal Giuseppe Sarto of Venice elected Pope Pius X
1909 - Ump Tim Hurst instigates a riot by spitting at A's 2nd baseman Eddie Collins, who had questioned a call, this leads to Hurst's banishment
1910 - A's Jack Coombs & White Sox Ed Walsh pitch a 16 inn scoreless tie
1914 - German army shoots Belgian priests/burns down village of Battice
1914 - German fleet under admiral Souchon fire on Algerian coast
1914 - Germany declares war on Belgium; Britain declares war on Germany
1914 - King Albert I becomes supreme commander of Belgian army
1914 - Lord Kitchener becomes British minister of War
1914 - US declares neutrality in WW I
1916 - Denmark cedes Danish West Indies, including the Virgin Islands, to the US for $25 million
1917 - Pravda calls for killing all capitalists, priests & officers
1922 - Female 1st baseman Lizzie Murphy plays on AL all-star team
1925 - 1st Dutch Colijn govt forms
1925 - US marines leave Nicaragua after 13-year occupation
1927 - Peace Bridge between US & Canada opens
1929 - 60,000 SA'ers/SS'ers march by Munich
1929 - Indians, in 9th with 2 outs score 9 to beat Yanks 14-6
1929 - Jones Beach in NY opens
1930 - Child labor laws estralished in Belgium
1934 - NY Giants Mel Ott sets record of 6 runs in game & beats Phillies 21-4
1936 - Ioannis Metaxas names himself dictator of Greece
1941 - Dodger Mickey Owens is 1st to catch 3 foul flies in an inning (3rd)
1941 - Winston Churchill departs on Prince of Wales to US
1942 - 1st train with Jews departs Mechelen Belgium to Auschwitz
1942 - British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Cairo
1942 - Col-gen Jeremenko arrives in Stalingrad/welcomed by Nikita Khrushchev
1942 - German occupier orders all Dutch homing pigeons killed
1943 - British premier Churchill travels on the Queen Mary to Canada
1943 - Russian units reach suburbs of Orel
1943 - USAF bombs Germans in Troina
1944 - Anne Frank arrested in Amsterdam by German Security Police (Grüne Polizei) following a tip-off from an informer who was never identified
1944 - British 8th army reaches suburbs of Florence Italy
1945 - Golfer Byron Nelson records most tournament wins (18) in a season
1945 - Red Sox Tom McBride is 3rd to get 6 RBIs in an inning (4th)
1946 - 1946 Dominican Republic earthquake: an earthquake of magnitude 8.0 hits northern Dominican Republic. 100 are killed and 20,000 are left homeless.
1947 - The Supreme Court of Japan is established.
1948 - 5 day Southern States filibuster succeeds in maintaining America's poll tax
1949 - NBL & NBAA merge into National Basketball Association
1953 - Black families move into Trumbull Park housing project in Chicago
1953 - Vic Raschi sets pitcher record by driving in 7 runs & wins 15-0
1954 - Boscombe Down 1st flight of supersonic P-1 Lightning
1954 - The Government of Pakistan approves the National Anthem, written by Hafeez Jullundhry and composed by Ahmed G. Chagla.
1955 - Eisenhower authorizes $46 million for construction of CIA headquarters
1956 - 1st motorcycle rode over 200 mph (Wilhelm Herz-210 mph/338 kph)
1956 - Elvis Presley releases "Hound Dog"
1956 - Indonesia says it will not pay debts to the Netherlands
1958 - Dumont TV Network crumbles
1959 - "Billy Barnes Revue" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 87 perfs
1960 - Rocket propelled USAAF research aircraft sets record at 2,150 MPH
1961 - 108°F, Spokane, WA
1961 - 28th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 28, All-Stars 14 (66,000)
1962 - Nelson Mandela captured by South African police
1963 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
1964 - Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E Chaney, bodies discovered in an earthen Mississippi dam
1964 - North Vietnamese torpedos US ships Gulf of Tonkin
1965 - Cook Islands enters into free association with New Zealand
1967 - 34th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 27, All-Stars 0 (70,934)
1967 - British pirate radio station Radio 355 resigns air
1967 - Shortwave group ANARC's 1st convention (Chicago)
1967 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1968 - 100,000 attend Newport Pop Festival, Costa Mesa, Calif
1968 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Gino Paoli Golf Open
1968 - WXTV TV channel 41 in New York-Paterson, NY (UNI) begins broadcasting
1969 - Willie Stargell is 1st to hit a HR outside of Dodger Stadium
1970 - Jim Morrison arrested for drunkenness
1971 - US launches 1st satellite into lunar orbit from manned spacecraft
1972 - Arthur Bremer jailed for 63 years for shooting Alabama Gov Wallace
1974 - Crawford-Butler Act allows Puerto Ricans to elect own governor
1974 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
1975 - Robert Plant is involved in a car crash in Rhodes
1976 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1977 - Pres Carter establishes Dept of Energy
1977 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 - Italian govt of Cossiga begins
1979 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 - -11] Hurricane Aline, kills 272 in Texas & Caribbean
1980 - John & Yoko begin recording "Double Fantasy"
1980 - Seattle Mariners replace manager Darrell Johnson with Maury Wills
1981 - Columbia mated with SRBs & external tank for STS-2 mission
1981 - Oliver North is assigned to White House duty
1982 - NY Met Joel Youngblood singles in Chicago day game, he is traded, then singles for Expos in Philadelphia night game
1983 - Bettino Craxi sworn in as premier of Italy
1983 - France performs nuclear test
1983 - Revolution in Burkina
1983 - While warming up before 5th inning Yankee Dave Winfield accidentally kills a seagull
1984 - Carl Lewis wins gold medal in 100-meter dash at LA Summer Olympics
1984 - Cliff Johnson sets a record with his 19th pinch hit HR
1984 - Prince's "Purple Rain," album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 24 weeks
1984 - Republic of Upper Volta becomes Bourkina Fasso (National Day)
1985 - "Dreamgirls" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1522 performances
1985 - Calif Angel Rod Carew gets his 3,000th hit
1985 - Penny Hammel wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1985 - Phil Rizzuto Day, Yanks retire #10
1985 - Rod Carew, is 16th to get 3,000 hits
1985 - White Sox Tom Seaver is 17th to win #300, beating Yankees
1986 - OPEC lowers oil production 20%
1987 - At the Kingdome, Ruppert Jones hits a foul ball that sticks in speaker
1987 - FCC vote 4-0 to rescind fairness doctrine for broadcasters
1988 - Congress votes $20,000 to each Japanese-American interned in WW II
1988 - Hertz car rental will pay out $23 million in consumer fraud case
1989 - Blue Jays Dave Steib's perfect game broken up in 9th with 2 outs by NY Yankee Roberto Kelly
1990 - 95.5°F (35.3°C) in De Bilt Neth (highest Aug temp in Neth)
1990 - European community proposes a boycott of Iraq
1991 - 1st time Seattle Mariners are 9 games over .500
1991 - Deb Richard wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament
1991 - The Greek cruise ship Oceanos sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa.
1993 - Angolese air force bombs Huambo
1993 - Rwandian Hutu's & Tutsi's sign peace treaty in Arusha
1993 - Tony Gwynn gets 6 hits, 4th time in 1993 a Padre gets 5 or more hits
1994 - Dwingeloo 1, near milky way system, discovered
1994 - Howard Stern drops out of NY gubernatorial race
1994 - Truck carrying millions of bees overturns on NY parkway
1995 - Darryl Strawberry joins the NY Yankees
1995 - Operation Storm begins in Croatia.
1996 - 24th du Maurier Golf Classic: Laura Davies
1996 - 26th Olympic games close at Atlanta, Georgia (sched)
1996 - J Bunning, E Weaver, B Foster, & N Hanlon inducted in Hall of Fame
1997 - "Keenan Ivory Wayan Show," premieres on Fox TV
1997 - 185,000 Teamsters union United Parcel Service drivers walk off the job.
2002 - Soham murders: 10 year old school girls Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells go missing from the town of Soham, Cambridgeshire.
2005 - Prime Minister Paul Martin announces that Michaëlle Jean will be Canada's 27th — and first black — Governor General.
2006 - Dame Silvia Cartwright steps down as the Governor-General of New Zealand and is replaced by The Honourable Anand Satyanand, who is sworn in on 23 August.
2007 - NASA's Phoenix spaceship is launched.
2010 - California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state's voters in 2008, was overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger.



Births on August 4

1222 - Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, English soldier (d. 1262)
1290 - Duke Leopold I of Austria (d. 1326)
1502 - Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter/carpet designer
1521 - Pope Urban VII (d. 1590)
1604 - François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer (d. 1676)
1664 - Louis Lully, composer
1687 - Johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/monarch of Nassau-Dietz [OS]
1701 - Thomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar (d. 1757)
1705 - Vaclav Matyas Gurecky, composer
1719 - Johann Gottlob Lehmann, German minerologist and geologist (d. 1767)
1721 - Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician (d. 1803)
1731 - Giuseppe Colla, composer
1748 - Maximilian Stadler, composer
1755 - Nicolas-Jacque Conte, inventor (modern pencil)
1776 - Wenzel Sedlak, composer
1792 - Percy Bysshe Shelley, England, romantic poet (Adonais)
1799 - Olof Wilhelm Udden, composer
1805 - William Rowan Hamilton, Irish mathematician (d. 1865)
1816 - Israel Vogdes, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1889
1818 - Lovell Harrison Rosseau, Major General (Union volunteers)
1821 - James White, American theologian (d. 1881)
1823 - Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton, (Gov-Ind), died in 1877
1825 - Arthur Haygarth, cricketer (Middlesex & Surrey bat, famous biographer)
1834 - John Venn, English mathematician (d. 1923)
1839 - Walter Pater, London England, writer (Plato & Platoism)
1843 - Flor van Duyse, composer
1846 - Silas Gamaliel Pratt, composer
1848 - Vladimir Sukhomlinov, Russian general (d. 1926)
1859 - Knut Hamsun, Norway, writer/Nazi (Hunger-Nobel 1920)
1865 - Gus Kempis, South African cricketer (d. 1890)
1867 - Jake Beckley, American baseball player (d. 1918)
1870 - Harry Lauder, Scotland, comedian/singer (Roamin' in the Gloamin)
1873 - Damasco Berenguer y Fuste, Spanish general/minister of War
1884 - Henri Cornet, French cyclist (d. 1941)
1888 - Philip Greeley Clapp, composer
1888 - Syedna Taher Saifuddin, Bohra spiritual leader (d. 1965)
1890 - Erich Weinert, writer
1890 - Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player (d. 1957)
1892 - Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman, composer
1897 - Joseph Calleia, Malta, actor (Jungle Book, Gilda, Touch of Evil)
1899 - Ezra Taft Benson, 13th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1994)
1900 - Arturo Umberto Illia, pres of Argentina (1963-66)
1900 - Douglas L Mays, cartoonist (Punch)
1900 - Elizabeth, Queen Mother Of England, King George VI's wife
1901 - Louie "Satchmo" Armstrong, New Orleans Louisiana, jazz trumpeter (Hello Dolly)
1901 - Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (d. 1972)
1902 - Wild Bill Hallahan, American baseball player (d. 1981)
1903 - Helen Kane, [Schroeder], Bronx NY, actress (Heads Up, Pointed Heels)
1904 - Theodore Newton, NJ, actor (Ace of Aces, Voltaire)
1904 - Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Pornography)
1904 - Joe Tate, English footballer (d. 1973)
1905 - Michael Scott Montague Fordham, Jungian analyst/educator
1906 - Marie-Jose von Saksen-Coburg, Belgian Princess
1908 - Kurt Eichhorn, conductor
1908 - Leslie Wilkinson, journalist
1908 - Osbert Lancaster, English cartoonist/author (Daily Express)
1909 - Glenn Cunningham, US middle distance runner (1930's)
1909 - Roberto Burle Marx, landscape gardener
1909 - Saunders Mac Lane, American mathematician (d. 2005)
1910 - William H Schuman, NYC, composer (Amer Festival Overture, Juilliard)
1910 - Anita Page, American actress (d.2008)
1912 - David Raksin, Phila Penns, composer (Modern Times)
1912 - Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat in WW II (saved 10,000s of Jews)
1912 - Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, physicist, philosopher, and mountaineer (d. 1999)
1913 - Wesley Addy, Omaha Neb, actor (Bostonians, Loving)
1913 - Robert Hayden, American poet (d. 1980)
1914 - Rik Slabbinck, Flemish painter
1915 - Irving Fields, NYC, pianist (Ilona Massey Show)
1915 - Warren Avis, American entrepreneur (d. 2007)
1918 - Iceberg Slim (a.k.a. Robert Beck), American author (d. 1992)
1920 - Helen Thomas, UPI journalist (starts press conferences)
1921 - Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Montreal Canadien (MVP-1947)
1923 - Arthur Butterworth, composer
1923 - Reg Grundy, Australian media and television mogul
1923 - Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi, Pakistani satirical and humor writer
1927 - Jess Thomas, American tenor (d. 1993)
1928 - Udham Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1952, 56, 64)
1928 - Christian Goethals, Belgian racing driver (d. 2003)
1929 - Yasser Arafat, leader (Palestine Liberation Organization)
1929 - Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor (d. 1987)
1930 - David M G Curry, South African Labour Party parliament leader
1930 - John Gorman, printer/socialist historian
1930 - Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iranian shia cleric
1931 - Narendra Tamhane, dependable Indian cricket wicketkeeper (1950's)
1933 - Nathan Eugene Brooks, Cleve Oh, flyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1952)
1933 - Rudi van Dantzig, Dutch choreographer/ballet dancer (Painted Birds)
1934 - Dallas Green, baseball manager (Phillies, Yankees)
1934 - Jonas Savimbi, Angolian leader of Unita
1934 - Rutger Kopland, [Rutger van den Hoofdakker], Dutch poet
1936 - Elsberry Hobbs, rocker (Drifters)
1936 - Assia Djebar, Algerian writer and filmmaker
1937 - David Vickerman Bedford, composer
1937 - Jacobus H "Koos" van de Merwe, S Afr attorney/CP parliament leader
1938 - Ellen Schrecker, American college professor
1939 - Frankie Ford, [Frank Guzzo], Gretna La, rock vocalist (Sea Cruise)
1939 - Frank Vincent, American actor
1940 - Karel Vachek, director (Moravska Hellas, Elective Affinities)
1940 - Rosemarie "Timi" Yuro, US singer (Hurt)
1940 - Abdurrahman Wahid, 4th President of Indonesia
1941 - Quincey Daniels, Biloxi Miss, boxer (Olympic-bronze-1960)
1941 - Ted Strickland, (Rep-D-Ohio)
1941 - Martin Jarvis, English actor
1942 - David Russell Lange, PM (L) NZ (1984-89)
1942 - Cleon Jones, American baseball player
1943 - David Carr, rock keyboardist (Fortunes Leyton, London
1943 - Michael J McCulley, San Diego Calif, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS-34)
1943 - Rodney Stuart Pattison, British yachtsman (Olympics)
1943 - Tina Cole, Hollywood, singer (King Cousins)/actress (Katie-My 3 Sons)
1943 - Bjørn Wirkola, Norwegian ski jumper
1944 - Richard Belzer, KOed by Hulk Hogan/comedian (How to be a Stand Up)
1945 - Fred Hansen, US, pole vaulter (Olympic-gold-1964)
1945 - John Qace Hardbattle, political activist
1946 - Maureen Cox Starkey, 1st wife of Beatle Ringo Starr
1947 - Kenneth Dryden, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens, 6 Stanley Cups)
1947 - Paul Leyton, rocker (Seekers)
1947 - Klaus Schulze, German composer
1948 - James C Slattery, (Rep-D-Kansas, 1983- )
1949 - John Riggins, NFL running back (NY Jets, Wash Redskins)
1951 - Lane Evans, (Rep-D-IL, 1983- )
1952 - Bobby Buntrock, Denver Colo, actor (Harold Baxter-Hazel)
1952 - Daniel Bautista, Mexico, 20k walker (Olympic-gold-1976)
1952 - Kristoffer Tabori, [Siegel], LA Calif, actor (Rappaccini's Daughter)
1952 - Gábor Demszky, Hungarian politician
1952 - Moya Brennan, Irish singer
1954 - Janet Coles, LPGA golfer
1955 - Andrew M Allen, Phila Pa, Captain USMC/astronaut (STS 46, 62, 75)
1955 - Billy Bob Thornton, actor (Sling Blade)
1955 - Charles D "Sam" Gemar, Yankton SD, army/astronaut (STS 38, 48, 62)
1955 - Alberto Gonzales, American U.S. Attorney General
1957 - Robert E Andrews, (Rep-D-New Jersey)
1957 - Brooks D. Simpson, American historian
1957 - John Wark, Scottish footballer
1958 - Greg Foster, Maywood Ill, 110m hurdler (Olympic-silver-1984)
1958 - Mary Decker Tabb Slaney, NJ, olympic track star (mile record 4:16.71)
1958 - Allison Hedge Coke, American poet and writer
1958 - Kym Karath, American actress
1959 - Deedee Lasker, LPGA golfer
1959 - John Gormley, Irish politician
1960 - Robbin Crosby, heavy metal rock guitarist/vocals (Ratt-Round & Round)
1960 - Dean Malenko, American professional wrestler
1960 - Bernard Rose, English director
1960 - Tim Winton, Australian author
1960 - José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Spanish politician
1961 - Barack Obama, 44th United States President (Democrat) and first African--American president
1961 - Lauren Tom, American actress
1962 - Paul Williams, rock guitarist (Flock of Seagulls)
1962 - Roger Clemens, Dayton OH, pitcher (Red Sox, Blue Jays, Cy Young, MVP)
1962 - Paul Reynolds, British musician
1963 - Andrew Bartlett, Australian politician
1964 - B J Surhoff, Bronx NY, infielder (Baltimore Orioles)
1964 - Clyde Simmons, NFL defensive end (Az Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars)
1964 - Gary King, British radio presenter
1965 - Crystal Chappell, Silver Spring Md, actress (Carly-Days of our Lives)
1965 - Trena Trice, WNBA forward/center (NY Liberty)
1965 - Dennis Lehane, American crime writer
1965 - Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish politician
1966 - Kensuke Sasaki, wrestler (WCW/NJPW/Calgary, Power Warrior)
1967 - Carrie Flemmer, Stettler Alberta, softball catcher (Olympics-96)
1967 - Kembra Pfahler, Hermosa Beach Ca, actress (Gotham Gold)
1967 - Marcelo Filippini, Uruguay, tennis star
1967 - Michael Lawrence Marsh, LA Calif, sprinter (Oly-2 gold/silver-92, 96)
1967 - Mike Marsh, US, 200m runner (Olympic-Gold-1992)
1968 - Darcy Arreola, La Mesa Calif, 1.5k runner
1968 - James Francis, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
1968 - Marcus Schenkenberg, model (Calvin Klein)
1968 - Daniel Dae Kim, American actor
1969 - Lee O'Leary, Compton CA, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
1969 - Max Cavalera, Brazilian rock vocalist/guitarist (Sepultura)
1969 - Norm Casola, CFL slot back (Toronto Argonauts)
1969 - Michael DeLuise, American actor
1970 - Orlando Trustfull, soccer player (Feyenoord)
1970 - Owen McMahon, Australian 470 class yachter (Olympics-96)
1970 - Steven Jack, cricketer (South African pace bowler 1994-95)
1970 - John August, American screenwriter
1971 - Greg Frers, CFL safety (BC Lions)
1971 - Jeff Gordon, American race car driver
1972 - Stefan Brogren, Canadian actor
1973 - Alex Molden, cornerback (New Orleans Saints)
1973 - Eddie Cade, NFL full safety (NE Patriots)
1973 - Peter Tsekenis, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1973 - Xavier Marchand, French swimmer
1974 - Canute Curtis, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
1974 - Kily González, Argentine footballer
1974 - Keenan Milton, Professional Skater
1975 - Beau Morgan, running back (Dallas Cowboys)
1975 - Kaipo Spenser, Wailuku HI, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1975 - Andy Hallett, American actor
1975 - Daniella van Graas, Dutch model and actress
1976 - Andrew McLeod, Australian footballer
1977 - Frankie Kazarian, American professional wrestler
1977 - Luís Boa Morte, Portuguese footballer
1978 - Kurt Busch, American race car driver
1979 - Brandi Siegel, Miami Fla, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)
1979 - Robin Peterson, South African cricketer
1980 - Dingdong Dantes, Filipino actor
1980 - Richard Dawson, English cricketer
1981 - Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer
1981 - Marques Houston, American singer and actor (IMx)
1981 - Ben Scott, English cricketer
1981 - Abigail Spencer, American actress
1985 - Mark Milligan, Australian footballer
1985 - Luis Antonio Valencia, Ecuadorean footballer
1985 - Ha Seung-Jin, Korean basketball player
1989 - Ashley Biggin, American actor
1989 - Jessica Mauboy, Australian singer (Young Divas)
1992 - Cole Sprouse, Arezzo Italy, actor (Patrick Kelly-Grace Under Fire)
1992 - Dylan Sprouse, Arezzo Italy, actor (Patrick Kelly-Grace Under Fire)
1992 - Tiffany Evans, American singer



Deaths on August 4

1060 - Henry I, King of France (1027..60), dies at 52
1060 - Henry I of France (b. 1008)
1113 - Gertrude of Saxony (b. 1030)
1204 - Boniface of Montferrat, margrave of Montferrat, murdered
1265 - Simon de Montfort, English earl of Leicester, dies in battle
1265 - Killed in the Battle of Eves
1265 - Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer, killed in the Battle of Evesham (b. 1223)
1306 - Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (b. 1289)
1338 - Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk, son of Edward I of England (b. 1300)
1430 - Philip of Saint-Pol, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies at 26
1476 - Jacob van Armagnac-Pardiac, French duke of Nemours, beheaded
1526 - Juan Sebastian Cano, Spanish explorer, dies
1566 - Girolamo della Robbia, Italian sculptor (Majolica relief), dies
1578 - 2 Moroccan royalist, dies in battle
1578 - Sebastiaan, king of Portugal (1557-78), dies in battle at about 24
1578 - Thomas Stucley, English adventurer
1578 - Sebastian of Portugal (b. 1554)
1584 - John van Hembyze, South Netherlands Calvinist, dies at 71
1598 - William Cecil 1st baron Burghley, English premier, dies at 77
1612 - Hugh Broughton, English scholar (b. 1549)
1633 - George Abbott, English theologist/archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 60
1639 - Juan R Alarcon y Mendoza, Mexican/Spanish playwright, dies at 58
1666 - Johan Evertsen, ltalian admiral of Zeeland, lynched in Brielle
1708 - Vincenzo De Grandis, composer, dies at 77
1712 - Johann Jacob de Neufville, composer, dies at 27
1718 - René Lepage de Ste-Claire, lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France (b. 1656)
1727 - Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie, French general (b. 1647)
1741 - Andrew Hamilton, American lawyer
1778 - Pierre de Rigaud, French colonial governor in North America (b. 1698)
1795 - Timothy Ruggles, American-born Tory politician (b. 1711)
1821 - William Floyd, US soldier/signer (Declar of Independence), dies at 86
1844 - Jakob Aall, Norwegian journalist and statesman (b. 1773)
1850 - Frantisek Tucek, composer, dies at 68
1856 - Johann Gottlieb Schneider, composer, dies at 59
1859 - Jean Vianney, French parish priest (b. 1786)
1873 - Viktor Hartmann, Russian painter (b. 1834)
1875 - Hans Christian Andersen, Danish fairy tale writer, dies at 70
1889 - Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, composer, dies at 75
1891 - George Washington Williams, historian (History of Negro), dies at 41
1900 - Isaac Levitan, Russian painter (b. 1860)
1904 - Arnold Krug, composer, dies at 54
1914 - Jules Lemaître, French critic and dramatist (b. 1853)
1915 - Richard Kiepert, German cartographer (Africa), dies at 68
1919 - D[ave] W Gregory, cricketer (brother of Ned, uncle of Syd), dies
1920 - Vladimir Ivanovich Rebikov, composer, dies at 54
1922 - Enver Pasa, Turkish politician, dies at 40
1925 - Alfons Van de Perre, Flemish physician, dies
1927 - John Dillon, Irish nationalist/British Lower house leader, dies at 75
1930 - Siegfried Wagner, German opera composer, dies at 61
1931 - Daniel H Williams, doctor (pioneer in surgery), dies
1936 - Henry Schoenfeld, composer, dies at 78
1938 - L H Perquin, Dutch radio announcer, dies at 73
1938 - Pearl White, US actress/stunt woman (Perils of Pauline), dies at 49
1938 - Rudolf G Binding, German poet/writer, dies at 70
1940 - Vladimir Jabotinsky, founder of Revisionist Zionism, dies
1942 - Alberto Franchetti, composer, dies at 81
1957 - Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, President of Brazil (b. 1869)
1958 - Ethel Anderson, Australian poet (b. 1883)
1967 - Peter Smith, cricketer (Essex leggie, 3 wickets for England), dies
1973 - Eddie Condon, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show), dies at 68
1975 - John Baragrey, actor (Gamera), dies at 57
1976 - Enrique Angelelli, Argentine bishop
1976 - Roy Herbert Thomson, Canadian publisher (b. 1894)
1977 - Emil Bloch, German philosopher (Principle Hope, Traces), dies at 92
1981 - Melvyn Douglas, [Hesselberg], actor (Woman's Face, Hud), dies at 80
1982 - Bruce Goff, American Architect (b. 1904)
1984 - Edmond Ryan, actor (Human Monster), dies at 79 of a heart attack
1984 - Mary Miles Minter, actress (Drums of Fate), die at 82 of heart failure
1984 - Walter Burke, actor (Jack the Giant Killer), dies at 75 of emphysema
1985 - Zbynek Vostrak, composer, dies at 65
1987 - Kenny Price, comedian (Midwestern Hayride, Hee Haw), dies at 56
1991 - Nikiforos Vrettakos, Greek poet (Hodyne), dies at 80
1992 - Frantisek Tomasek, archbishop of Prague/cardinal, dies at 93
1992 - Ralph Cooper, creator (Amateur Night at the Apollo), dies of cancer
1993 - Bernard Barrow, actor (Louie-Loving, Johnny-Ryan's Hope), dies
1993 - Kenny Drew, US/Danish jazz pianist (Moonlight Desert), dies at 64
1994 - Giovanni Spadolini, Italian historian/journalist, dies at 69
1994 - Richard Du Cann, lawyer QC, dies at 65
1994 - Sol Adler, economist Sinophile, dies at 85
1995 - Dick Bartell, baseball player, dies at 87
1995 - J Howard Smith Oil Tycoon, dies
1996 - Geoff Hamilton, gardner/journalist, dies at 59
1997 - Jeanne Calment, world's oldest person (Feb 21 1875), dies at 122
1998 - Yuri Artyukhin, Russian cosmonaut (b. 1930)
1999 - Victor Mature, American actor (b. 1913)
2000 - Leslie Glass, American adult film actress (b. 1963)
2001 - Lorenzo Music, American actor (b. 1937)
2002 - Holly Wells & Jessica Chapman, Soham murder victims (b. 1991, 1991)
2003 - Frederick Chapman Robbins, American Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1916)
2005 - Anatoly Larkin, Russian-American physicist (b. 1932)
2007 - Lee Hazlewood, American country singer, songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
2008 - Craig Jones, English motorcycle racer. (b. 1985)
2009 - Blake Snyder, American screenwriter (b. 1957




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History, Births and Deaths for August 5



135 - Betar last outpost of Bar Kochba falls to Rome
642 - Battle of Maserfield - Penda of Mercia defeats and kills Oswald of Bernicia.
910 - The last major Viking army to raid England is defeated at the Battle of Tettenhall by the allied forces of Mercia and Wessex, led by King Edward and Earl Aethelred.
1071 - Emperor Romanos IV Diogenes captured/Islam advances through Europe
1100 - Henry I is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey.
1264 - Anti-Jewish riots break out in Arnstadt Germany
1305 - William Wallace, who led Scottish resistance to England, is captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London for trial and execution.
1388 - Battle of Otterburn, a border skirmish between the Scottish and the English in Northern England.
1391 - Castilian sailors fire attack Jewish ghetto of Barcelona, 100's killed
1391 - Jews are massacred in Toledo & Barcelona Spain
1399 - Battle at Worskla: Tataren beat Russians & Litouwers
1420 - Duke John VI of Bavaria visits "Christ's bride"/virgin Liduina
1435 - Battle at Ponza: king Alfonso V of Aragon captured by Genuezen
1543 - French & Turkish troops occupy Nice
1583 - Gilbert claims Newfoundland (1st English colony in North America)
1587 - Spanish troops conquer Lock
1654 - French troops occupy Stenay
1666 - English fleet beats Dutch under Michiel the Ruyter
1667 - State of Holland obtain Eternal Edict
1689 - 1,500 Iroquois attack the village of Lachine, in New France.
1716 - Battle at Peterwardein: Eugenius van Savoye beats Turks
1716 - The Battle of Petrovaradin takes place.
1745 - Skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots
1763 - Pontiac's War: Battle of Bushy Run - British forces led by Henry Bouquet defeat Chief Pontiac's Indians at Bushy Run.
1772 - 1st partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia & Russia
1775 - 1st Spanish ship, San Carlos, enters SF Bay
1781 - Battle at Doggers Bank: Dutch fleet vs English fleet
1812 - War of 1812: Tecumseh's Native American force ambushes Thomas Van Horne's 200 Americans at Brownstone Creek, causing them to flee and retreat.
1837 - 1st ascent of Mt Marcy (5,344') highest in Adirondack, NY
1846 - Oregon country divided between US & Britain at 49th parallel
1858 - Cyrus W Field completes 1st transatlantic telegraph cable
1860 - Carl IV of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Norway, in Trondheim.
1861 - Enlistment increases from 3 months to 2 years
1861 - Naval Engagement at Fernandina, FL-USS Vincennes ends rebel blockade
1861 - US Army abolishes flogging
1861 - US levies its 1st Income Tax (3% of incomes over $800)
1862 - Battle of Baton Rouge, LA
1864 - Battle of Mobile Bay Al-Farragut is given rank of vice-admiral
1864 - Spectrum of a comet observed for 1st time, by Giovanni Donati
1874 - Japan launches its postal savings system, modeled after a similar system in England.
1877 - Henry Morton Stanley's letter in order to aid reaches Boma at Congo
1882 - Martial law is imposed in Japan.
1882 - Standard Oil of New Jersey is established.
1884 - Cornerstone for Statue of Liberty laid on Bedloe's Island (NYC)
1890 - British & French accord to divide African colonization
1891 - 1st travelers checks issued (American Express)
1901 - Peter O'Connor of Ireland, sets then long jump record at 24' 11 3/4"
1912 - Japan's first taxicab service begins in Ginza, Tokyo.
1914 - 1st traffic light installed (Euclid Ave & E 105th St, Cleveland)
1914 - Cuba, Uruguay, Mexico & Argentina proclaim neutrality in WW I
1914 - Dutch Cort Van de Linden govt issues silver bonds as money
1914 - Massive German assault on forts around Luik
1914 - Montenegro declares war against Austria-Hungary in World War I
1914 - US beats Australia, 3-2, to win Davis Cup
1914 - US, Nicaragua sign treaty granting canal rights to US
1914 - Westerschelde leaves due to German invasion in Belgium
1915 - German troops over run Warsaw
1915 - Warsaw, evacuated by the Russians, is occupied by Germans
1917 - British troops attack canal of Ypres in Boesinghe Belgium
1921 - 1st radio baseball broadcast Pirates-8, Phillies-0 (KDKA, Pitts)
1921 - Treaty of Berlin: US & Germany sign separate peace treaty
1923 - 1st American to swim English Channel (Henry Sullivan)
1924 - Comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," by Harold Gray, debuts
1925 - Plaid Cymru is formed with the aim of disseminating knowledge of the Welsh language, which is in danger of dying out.
1926 - 1st talkie movie "Don Juan" at Warner Theatre, NY
1926 - French & German trade agreement signed
1926 - Houdini stays in a coffin under water for 1½ hrs before escaping
1927 - Phillies Cy Williams hits for cycle in just 4 at bats
1931 - Det Tiger Tommy Bridges perfect game is broken up with 2 outs in 9th
1936 - At Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens wins his 3rd Olympic medal
1937 - Ranger (US) beats Endeavour II (England) in 17th America's Cup
1938 - 33rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (3-2)
1940 - "Acquaintance" blows-up Zandvoortse synagouge
1940 - St Louis Brown John Whitehead no-hits Detroit Tigers, 4-0 in 6 innings
1942 - British govt cancels agreement of Munich
1942 - German troops cross Kuban River
1943 - Sicily: 3 US A-36's bomb British headquarter
1943 - Soviet forces reconquer Orel & Bjelgorod
1943 - World War II: at around 11 A.M during the Battle of Troina, Mount Etna erupts sending ash and lava miles into the sky.
1944 - US 79th/90th division occupy Laval/Mayenne
1944 - US troops occupy Vannes Bretagne
1945 - Atom Bomb dropped on Hiroshima (Aug 6th in Japan)
1947 - Netherlands ceases political action in Indonesia, due to UN pressure
1948 - Cleveland Indians set club record for most double plays in a game (6)
1949 - 6.75 Earthquake hits Quito; about 6000 die
1950 - Ezzard Charles KOs Freddie Beshore to retain HW boxing title
1950 - Florence Chadwick swims English Canal (13:23)
1951 - Armed uprising in Ambonezen Camp Middelburg
1953 - Operation "Big Switch" Korean War prisoner exchanged at Panmunjom
1954 - Boxing Hall of Fame's 1st election selects 24 modern & 15 pioneers
1954 - Patty Berg wins LPGA World Golf Championshio
1955 - After playing 274 straight games at 2nd base, Nellie Fox is given a day off he comes back next 798 consecutive games
1956 - KUAM TV channel 8 in Agana, GU (CBS/ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA All American Golf Open
1956 - WCYB TV channel 5 in Bristol-Kingsport, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 - "American Bandstand," begins network TV (ABC)
1957 - Comic strip "Andy Capp" made its debut
1957 - WJZ-TV in Baltimore MD begins radio transmissions
1957 - Bkln Sports Authority gets an engineering report on 50,000-seat stadium in downtown area for estimated $207 million
1958 - Atomic sub USS Nautilus completes 1st trip under North Pole
1958 - Philip Kapleau, Zen teacher, 1st awakening under Yasutani Roshi
1959 - 42.4 cm rainfall in Decatur Co, Iowa (state record)
1959 - Chic Cardinals (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 55-26 in Toronto
1960 - Burkina (formerly Upper Volta) declares independence from France
1960 - Detroit trades mgr Jimmy Dykes for Cleve's mgr Joe Gordon
1961 - 118°F (48°C), Ice Harbor Dam, Washington (state record)
1961 - Chic Bears (NFL) beat Mont Alouettes (CFL) 34-16 in Montreal
1962 - 1st quasar located by radio
1962 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
1962 - Nelson Mandela arrested for incitement & illeagally leaving S Afr
1962 - UN command forbids flights to Katangese airports
1963 - Britain, US & USSR sign nuclear test ban treaty
1963 - Craig Breedlove sets world auto speed record at 407.45 MPH
1963 - US, USSR & Great Britain agree to discuss banning nuclear testing
1964 - Actress Anne Bancroft & comedian Mel Brooks wed
1964 - Beatles record "Leave My Kitten Alone"
1964 - Congo rebellion: Christopher Gbenye/Pierre Mulele conquer Stanleyville
1964 - Ford Frick says he will not run for another term as commissioner
1964 - US begins bombing North Vietnam
1965 - Dave Marr wins PGA title
1966 - 33rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 38, All-Stars 0 (72,000)
1966 - Beatle John Lennon says Beatles are more popular than Jesus
1966 - Beatles' "Revolver" album is released
1966 - Jose Torres beats Eddie Cotton to retain light-HW boxing title
1966 - Martin Luther King Jr stoned during Chicago march
1966 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1966 - Beatles release "Revolver" album in US
1966 - Beatles release "Yellow Submarine" & "Eleanor Rigby" in UK
1967 - 1st time an AFL team beats an NFL team, Broncos beats Detroit 13-7
1967 - Bobby Gentry releases her only hit "Ode to Billy Joe"
1967 - Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) & Radio London close down
1968 - WMCV (now WZTV) TV channel 17 in Nashville, TN (IND) 1st broadcast
1969 - Mariner 7 flies past Mars
1969 - Pirate Willie Stargell is 1st to hit a ball out of Dodger Stadium
1970 - Robert Morley's "How the Other Half Loves," premieres in London
1970 - US Black Panther leader Huey Newton let out of jail
1971 - WNPE TV channel 16 in Watertown, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 - Moody Blues release "Nights in White Satin"
1972 - Uganda president Idi Amin throws out all 80,000 Asians
1972 - Detroit shortstop Ed Brinkman errors ends record streak of 72 games & 331 total chances without a miscue
1973 - Arab terrorists open fire at Athens airport, kills 3 injures 55
1973 - Atlanta Braves Phil Niekro no-hits SD Padres, 9-0
1973 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Pabst Ladies Golf Classic
1973 - USSR launches Mars 6
1974 - Joan Jett forms her rock group Runaways
1974 - Pres Nixon admits he withheld information about Watergate break-in
1975 - Phillies 1st 8 batters get hits for a record, beat Cubs 13-5
1975 - Stevie Wonder signs $13M contract with Motown
1978 - New Orlean Saints beat Phil Eagles 14-7 in Mexico City (NFL expo)
1979 - "But Never Jam Today" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 7 perfs
1979 - Government of Mauretania signs peace treaty with Polisario
1979 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate European Golf Open
1979 - Phillies Pete Rose collects NL record 2,427th career single
1979 - Varetta Shankle (Miss), crowned 12th Miss Black America
1979 - Willie Mays, Warren Giles, & Hack Wilson inducted in Hall of Fame
1980 - Expos Dick Williams wins his 1,000th career game as a manager
1980 - NY Met Doug Flynn ties record of 3 triples in a game
1981 - Federal govt began firing striking air traffic controllers
1981 - Pres Regan fires 11,500 air traffic controllers who struck 2 days ago
1981 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 - Stephabue Hix, of Alabama, 18, crowned Miss National Teen-Ager
1982 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 - Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
1984 - Joan Benoit (US) wins 1st Olympic marathon for women (2:24:52)
1984 - Lou Pinella Day at Yankee Stadium
1984 - Toronto's Cliff Johnson hits record 19th career pinch HR
1985 - Baseball players go on strike for 2 days
1985 - Establishment of a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is announced
1985 - Flexible-wing glider altitude record (214,250') set by Larry Tudor
1986 - Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets 5k woman's record (14:37.33)
1986 - Steve Carlton is 2nd to pitch 4,000 strikeout
1986 - US Senate votes for SDI-project (Star Wars)
1986 - It's revealed Andrew Wyeth had, secretly created 240 drawings & paintings of his neighbor Helga Testorf, in Chadds Ford, Pa
1988 - Mario Biaggi (Rep-D-NY) convicted of racketeering resigns seat
1989 - General elections are held in Nicaragua with the Sandinista Front winning a majority.
1990 - Barb Mucha wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1990 - Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan inducted into hall of fame
1991 - Sergei Bubka of USSR sets pole vault world record (6.10m) in Malmö Sweden
1992 - 4 cops in Rodney King beating case indicted on civil rights charge
1994 - Antonov-12 crash down at Boda, East-Siberia, 47 killed
1994 - Rocker Billy Idol admitted to the hospital after drug overdose
1995 - The city of Knin, a significant Serb stronghold, is captured by Croatian forces during Operation Storm. The date is celebrated as the day of victory (Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day) in Croatia.
1996 - Dallas Cowboys play KC Chiefs in Monterrey Mexico
1997 - Korean Air 747 with 331 aboard crashes in Guam, 29 survive
1997 - Ramzi Yousef, mastermind of world trade center bombing goes on trial
1997 - Soyuz TM-26 crew of Anatoly Solovyov & Pavel Vinogradov, launched
2003 - A car bomb explodes in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta outside the Marriott Hotel killing 12 and injuring 150.



Births on August 5

1301 - Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician (d. 1330)
1397 - Guillaume Dufay, Franco-Flemish composer and theorist (d. 1474)
1461 - Alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (d. 1506)
1540 - Joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating
1604 - John Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized
1607 - Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer
1623 - Antonio Cesti, composer
1624 - William, Jamestown Va, 1st black child born in English America
1641 - John Hathorne, American magistrate (d. 1717)
1662 - James Anderson, Scottish historian (d. 1728)
1694 - Leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo, composer
1711 - Johan Lulofs, Dutch physicist/philosopher/astronomer
1749 - Thomas Lynch, signer (Declaration of Independence)
1797 - Friedrich August Kummer, composer
1802 - Niels H Abel, Norwegian mathematician (Abel's Comparisons)
1811 - Ambroise Thomas, French opera composer (d. 1896)
1813 - Carnot Posey, Confederate brig-general
1813 - Ivar A Aasen, Norwegian linguistic/poet
1815 - Edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica)
1822 - Johann Georg Herzog, composer
1827 - Deodoro da Fonseca, first President of Brazil (d.1892)
1828 - Giovanni Rossi, composer
1828 - WFAA Louisa/Lovisa, queen of Sweden/Norway/princess of Netherlands
1829 - Heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl, composer
1829 - Milo Smith Hascall, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1904
1830 - James A Healy, 1st black bishop in America
1833 - Carola of Vasa, Queen consort of Saxony (d. 1907)
1843 - James Scott Skinner, composer
1850 - Anton Simon, composer
1850 - Guy de Maupassant, France, author (Boule de Suif)
1860 - Joseph Carey Merrick, "Elephant Man"
1862 - Joseph Merrick, the "Elephant Man" (d. 1890)
1864 - Resurreccion Maria de Azkue, composer
1866 - Alfred Holy, composer
1866 - Carl Harries, German chemist (d. 1923)
1866 - Harry Trott, Australian cricketer (d. 1917)
1868 - Oskar Merikanto, composer
1872 - Oswaldo Cruz, Brazilian physician (d. 1917)
1876 - Mary R Beard, Indianapolis, historian (Woman as a Force in History)
1877 - Tom Thomson, Canadian painter (d. 1917)
1880 - Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright (Black Girls Burden)
1882 - Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WW I)
1886 - Oscar Espla, composer
1887 - Reginald Owen, Wheathampstead Engld, actor (Dr Watson-Sherlock Holmes)
1888 - Victor Francen, Belgium, actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio)
1889 - Conrad P Aiken, US, poet/writer (Ushant/Conversation)
1890 - Erich Kleiber, Vienna Austria, conductor (NBC Symphony 1945-46)
1890 - Hans Gal, composer
1890 - Naum Gabo, [Pevsner], Russian/US sculptor (Stillife Flower)
1891 - Donald Kerr, Eagle Grove IA, actor (Carnival Lady, Devil Bat)
1897 - Aksel Larsen, Danish politician (d. 1972)
1899 - Conrad Aiken, US, poet/short story writer/critic (Selected Poems)
1900 - Bodi Rapp, [Johanna PAC Goetmakers], Dutch mezzo-soprano/teacher
1901 - Juan Carlos Paz, composer
1901 - Claude Autant-Lara, French film director (d. 2000)
1904 - Kenneth Thimann, botanist
1906 - Francis Walder, [Francois Waldburger], Belgian author
1906 - John Huston, Nevada Mo, director/writer (African Queen, Chinatown)
1906 - Wassely Leontief, Russ/US economist (Nobel 1973)
1907 - Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, jazz vocalist/trumpeter
1908 - Harold Holt, PM of Australia (1966-67); supported US in Vietnam
1910 - Jacquetta Hawker, English archaeologist/author (A Country)
1910 - Nan Gindele, US javelin thrower (World Record 1932-38)
1910 - [Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/librettist (Aniara)
1911 - Robert Taylor, Filley Neb, actor (Death Valley Days)
1912 - Abbé Pierre, French Catholic priest (d. 2007)
1913 - Nelly Aenders, [Petronella Meyer], Dutch actress (Spanish Fly)
1914 - Anita Colby, Wash DC, model/actress (Pepsi Cola Playhouse)
1914 - David Brian, NYC, actor (Accussed of Murder, Dawn at Sorocco)
1914 - Stjepan Sulek, Croatian violinist/composer (Coriolan)
1918 - Tom Drake, American actor (d. 1982)
1918 - Betty Oliphant, Canadian ballerina (d. 2004)
1920 - G V [Sonny] Montgomery, (Rep-D-Mississippi, 1967- )
1920 - Selma Diamond, London Ontario, comedienne (Selma-Night Court)
1921 - Nazar Mohammad, cricketer (Mudassar's pop, Pakistan's 1st centurion)
1922 - L. Tom Perry, LDS apostle
1923 - Richard Kleindienst, attorney general (1972)
1923 - Devan Nair, President of Singapore
1925 - Cor Witschge, Dutch actor (Pipo the Clown)
1926 - Betsy Jolas, composer
1927 - Gunnar Bucht, composer
1930 - Neil Armstrong, Ohio, X-15 pilot, 1st Moonwalker (Gemini 8, Apollo 11)
1930 - Michal Kováč, President of Slovakia
1932 - Sister Vince Otto, mental health activist
1932 - Tera de Marez Oyens, composer
1933 - Joan Weldon, SF, actress (So This is Love, Them)
1934 - Vern Gosdin, Woodland Al, country singer (Set 'em Up Joe)
1934 - Wendell Berry, American poet, writer and farmer
1935 - John McCartan, St Paul Minn, ice hockey player (Oly-gold-60)
1935 - John Saxon, Bkln, actor (Bees, Nightmare on Elm St, Electric Horseman)
1935 - Zakes Mokae, Johannesburg South Africa, actor (Comedians)
1936 - John Dancy, Jackson Tx, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday)
1937 - Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach (d. 2003)
1938 - Hayes Wendell Jones, Sturksville Mich, 110m hurdler (Oly-gold-1964)
1938 - Ja'net Dubois, Phila, actress (Willona-Good Times, Beverly Hill 90210)
1939 - Irene, Princess of Netherlands
1941 - Leonid Denissovich Kizim, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-3, T-10, T-15)
1942 - Rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
1943 - Sammi Smith, singer
1945 - Jacob Reitsma, economist/Dutch MP (CDA)
1945 - Jo Collins, Oregon, Playboy playmate (Dec, 1964)
1946 - Loni Anderson, St Paul Minn, American actress (Jennifer-WKRP in Cincinnati)
1946 - Erika Slezak, Hollywood, Calif, actress (Viki-One Life to Live)
1946 - Rick van der Linden, Dutch keyboardist (Ekseption)
1946 - Ron Silliman, American poet
1947 - Greg Leskiw, rocker
1947 - Rick Derringer, rocker (I am the Real American (Hulk Hogan's theme)
1947 - Bernie Carbo, American baseball player
1948 - Tony DiCicco, Wethersfield Ct, US women's soccer coach (Olympics-96)
1948 - Ray Clemence, English footballer
1950 - Holly Palance, LA Calif, actress (Thorn Birds, Ripley's Believe It)
1950 - Rosi Mittermaier, German FR, slalom/downhill (Olympic-gold-1976)
1951 - John Jarratt, Australian actor
1953 - Samantha Sang, singer (Emotion)
1954 - Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda, Bx NY, (Twisted Sister-We're Not Gonna Take It)
1956 - Ferdi Bolland, Dutch singer/guitarist (Bolland & Bolland)
1956 - Maureen McCormick, actress (Marcia-Brady Bunch)
1957 - Andrei Yevgeniyevich Zaitsev, cosmonaut
1957 - Pavel V Vinogradov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-26)
1957 - Clayton Rohner, American actor
1959 - Pete Burns, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
1960 - Calvin Hayes, rocker
1960 - Mike Nocito, rocker (Johnny Hates Jazz-Turn Back the Clock)
1960 - Seth Swirsky, American songwriter
1961 - Athula Samarasekera, cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman)
1961 - Tawny Kitaen, SD Calif, actress (Bachelor Party, Witchboard)
1961 - Mark O'Connor, American violinist
1962 - Otis Thorpe, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons)
1962 - Patrick Ewing, Jamaica, NBA center (NY Knicks/Olympic-gold-92)
1962 - Richard De Groen, cricketer (NZ medium pacer 1993-)
1962 - William Roberts, NFL guard (NY Jets, NE Patriots)
1963 - James Wilder, Cleveland OH, actor (Scorchers, Zombie High, Murder 1)
1964 - M C A, [Adam Yauch], rapper (Beastie Boys)
1965 - M V Sridhar, cricketer (score 366 for Hyderabad v Andhra Pradesh 1994)
1965 - Motoi Sakuraba, Japanese composer
1965 - Scott William Winters, American actor
1966 - Jonathan Silverman, LA Cal, actor (Brighton Beach Memoirs, Single Guy)
1967 - Mike Fox, NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
1968 - Andreas Lupzig, Straubing GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
1968 - John Olerud, Seattle WA, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
1968 - Funkmaster Flex, American hip hop DJ
1968 - Oleg Luzhny, Ukrainian footballer
1968 - Terri Clark, Canadian country singer
1968 - Tokimitsu Ishizawa, Japanese professional wrestler
1969 - Halle Cioffi, Cleveland OH, tennis star
1969 - James Fuller, NFL/WLAF safety (N O Saints, Frankfurt Galaxy, Scotland)
1969 - Robert Scott, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1969 - Vasbert Conniel Drakes, cricketer (Barbados fast bowler, WI ODI 1995)
1969 - Venkatesh Prasad, cricketer (consistent Indian Test pace bowler 1996-)
1970 - Andy Antoine, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
1970 - Everett McIver, NFL guard (NY Jets, Miami Dolphins)
1970 - Travis Moore, CFL receiver (Calgary Stampeders)
1970 - James Gunn, American filmmaker
1971 - Perry Carter, cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
1971 - Valeri Karpov, Chelyabinsk Rus, NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1971 - Evil Jared Hasselhoff, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
1972 - Aaqib Javed, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler 1989- )
1972 - Arthur Reid, Nashville Tenn, pairs skater (& Jennifer Darst)
1972 - Darryl Yung, Victoria BC, badminton player (Olympics-96)
1972 - John Wasdin, Ft Belvoir WA, pitcher (Oakland A's)
1972 - Christian Olde Wolbers, Belgian musician (Fear Factory)
1972 - Ikuto Hidaka, Japanese professional wrestler
1973 - Brendan Todd, Australian mistral yachter (Olympics-96)
1973 - Ed Burman, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)
1973 - Sean Sherk, American mixed martial artist
1973 - Sanwar Hossain, Bangladeshi cricketer
1974 - Frankie Hejduk, La Mesa Calif, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96)
1974 - Jamie Lynn Bolding, Lakeland Florida, Miss America-Florida (1997)
1974 - Jason Shelley, WLAF wide receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1974 - Antoine Sibierski, French footballer
1975 - Ami Foster, actress (Margaux-Punky Brewster)
1975 - Erin Gingrich, Yuma Arizona, Miss America-Arizona (1997)
1975 - Eicca Toppinen, Finnish cellist (Apocalyptica)
1975 - Antony Cotton, English actor
1975 - Kajol Mukherjee, Indian actress
1976 - Germain Wattamaleo, soccer player (Sparta)
1976 - Marian Pahars, Latvian footballer
1976 - Kwon Sang-woo, South Korean actor
1977 - Eric Hinske, American baseball player
1977 - Michael Walsh, English footballer
1977 - Mark Mulder, American baseball player
1978 - Kristin Link, Fairfax Va, diver (Olympics-96)
1978 - Lorrie Fair, Los Altos CA, soccer defender (Olympics-96)
1978 - Kim Gevaert, Belgian sprinter
1978 - Nektaria Karantzi, Greek singer
1979 - David Healy, Northern Irish footballer
1980 - Kaylani Lei, Singaporean/American pornographic actress
1980 - Wayne Bridge, English footballer
1980 - Ali Umar, Maldivian footballer
1980 - Sophie Winkleman, English actress
1980 - Jason Čulina, Australian soccer player
1981 - Carl Crawford, American baseball player
1981 - Rachel Scott, American murder victim (d. 1999)
1981 - Kō Shibasaki, Japanese singer
1981 - Erik Guay, Canadian alpine skier
1981 - Cory Williams, American internet celebrity
1981 - Alester Maregwede, Zimbabwean cricketer
1982 - LoLo Jones, American track and field athlete
1982 - Ryu Seung Min, Korean table tennis player
1982 - Tobias Regner, German singer
1983 - Dawn Richard, American singer (Danity Kane)
1985 - Laurent Ciman, Belgian footballer
1985 - Salomon Kalou, Ivorian footballer
1986 - Paula Creamer, American golfer
1987 - Genelia D'Souza, Indian actress
1987 - Xenia Tchoumitcheva, Swiss model
1988 - Federica Pellegrini, Italian swimmer
1993 - Suzuka Ōgo, Japanese actress
1993 - Corey J. Smith, English actor
1995 - Devo Keenan American cellist
2000 - Maya Bond, American singer and musician
2184 - Christine Lauren Chapel, Davenport Heights, Vermont (Star Trek)
2186 - Kevin Thomas Riley, Tasvennir, Tarsus IV (Star Trek)



Deaths on August 5

882 - King Louis III of France (b. 863)
1063 - Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd
1157 - Dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies
1364 - Emperor Kogon of Japan (b. 1313)
1572 - Isaac Luria, Palestinian-born Kabbalist (b. 1534)
1579 - Stanislaus Hosius, Polish Catholic cardinal (b. 1504)
1610 - Alonso García de Ramón, Spanish soldier and twice Royal Governor of Chile
1644 - J Henry Alting, theologist (Statenvertaling), dies at 61
1678 - Juan García de Zéspedes, Mexican musician and composer (b. 1619)
1743 - John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey, English statesman and writer (b. 1696)
1778 - Thomas Linley, composer, dies at 22
1778 - Charles Clémencet, French historian (b. 1703)
1792 - Frederick 7th baron North, English premier (1770-82), dies at 60
1799 - Richard Howe, British admiral (b. 1726)
1830 - Karl Friedrich Horn, composer, dies at 68
1834 - Gijsbert K van Hogendorp, Dutch min of Foreign affairs, dies at 71
1852 - Frantisek L Celakovsky, Czech slavist/poet, dies at 53
1856 - Rubert Lucas Pearsall, composer, dies at 61
1862 - Thomas Williams, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at 47
1863 - Adolf Friedrich Hesse, composer, dies at 53
1864 - Griffin A Stedman, Union-brig-gen (Fort Stedman), dies in battle at 26
1868 - Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist (b. 1788)
1877 - Gustavus, Crown Prince of Sweden (b. 1799)
1880 - Ferdinand Ritter von Hebra, Austrian physician (b. 1816)
1889 - Willem Ruys J Dz, ship owner, dies at 80
1891 - Henry Charles Litolff, French pianist/componist, dies at 73
1895 - Friedrich English, German textile manufacturer/marxist, dies
1900 - James Augustine Healy, black Roman Catholic bishop, dies at 80
1901 - Victoria, Emperor of Germany/Queen of Prussia, dies at 60
1907 - Gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer, dies at 66
1910 - Wojciech Gawronski, composer, dies at 42
1911 - Bob Caruthers, American baseball player (b. 1864)
1916 - George Sainton Kaye Butterworth, composer, dies at 31
1916 - Nikolay Ivanovich Kazanli, composer, dies at 46
1923 - Vatroslav Jagić, Croatian slavist (b. 1835)
1925 - Jennie Lee (actor), American actress (b. 1848)
1927 - Tom Groube, cricketer (Test for Australia 1880), dies
1929 - Millicent Fawcett, British suffragist (b. 1847)
1931 - Ullrich Haupt, actor (Morocco, Du Barry-Woman of Passion), dies at 43
1932 - Israel Querido, writer (Jordan), dies
1934 - Neville Quinn, cricketer (12 Tests for S Africa), dies at 26
1940 - Frederick A Cook, US, explorer (North Pole), dies at 75
1943 - Adam Kuckhoff, writer, dies at 55
1944 - Maurice Turnbull, cricketer (England)/rugby (Wales), dies
1946 - Wilhelm Marx, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1863)
1947 - Joannes D M Cornelissen, historian (Johann de White), dies
1950 - Emil Abderhalden, Swiss physiologist/bio-chemistry, dies at 73
1952 - Sameera Moussa, Egyptian nuclear scientist (b. 1917)
1955 - Carmen Miranda, singer/actress (Down Argentine Way), dies at 42
1957 - Heinrich O Wieland, German chemist (Nobel 1927), dies at 80
1958 - Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80
1959 - Edgar Guest, US poet/newspaperman, dies at 77
1960 - Arthur Meighen, 9th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1874)
1961 - Eva JC Beck, actress (Elckerlyc, Resurrection), dies at 63
1961 - Sidney Holland, PM of New Zealand (1949-57), dies at 67
1962 - Marilyn Monroe, found dead of apparent self-inflicted drug OD at 35
1963 - Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer (b. 1898)
1964 - Moa Martinson, writer, dies
1964 - Art Ross, Canadian hockey player and executive (b. 1886)
1966 - Austin Diamond, cricketer (Australian capt to America 1913), dies
1968 - Luther Perkins American guitarist
1971 - Josef Stanislav, composer, dies at 74
1972 - Frederic Tozere, actor (Mr Phillips-Stanley), dies at 71
1972 - Harry Hylton-Foster, Speaker of the British House of Commons (b. 1905)
1976 - Adrian Roland Holst, poet (Past the Roads), dies at 88
1977 - Charles Carson, actor (Cry the Beloved Country), dies at 87
1978 - Queenie Smith, actress/dancer (Funny Side), dies at 79
1980 - Harold Runnels, American politician (b. 1924)
1982 - Wanda Rotha, actress (Mrs Fitzherbert), dies at 72
1983 - Judy Canova, singer/comedienne (Chatterbox), dies of cancer at 66
1984 - Howard Culver, actor (Howie-Gunsmoke), dies at 66
1984 - R Hagelstange, writer, dies
1984 - Richard Burton, actor (Cleopatra), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 58
1985 - Theodore Sturgeon, sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar), dies at 67
1987 - Zygmunt Mycielsky, composer, dies at 79
1989 - Ralph Meeker, actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Gentle Giant), dies at 68
1990 - Herman Gooding, Suriname police-inspector, dies
1991 - Paul Brown, NFL founder (Cleveland Browns, Cin Bengals), dies at 82
1991 - Soichiro Hondo, CEO & founder (Honda), dies of liver cancer at 84
1992 - Jeff Porcaro, drummer (Toto-Africa), dies of cardiac arrest at 38
1992 - Robert Muldoon, premier NZ (1975-84)/President IMF, dies
1994 - Amy Sacks, producer (ABC sports, Disney), dies of Lupus at 39
1994 - Audrey Langford, sInging teacher, dies at 82
1994 - Clive Robertson Caldwell, British fighter pilot, dies at 84
1994 - Terry Hibbitt, soccer star, dies at 47
1995 - Agha Hasan Abedi, banker, dies at 73
1995 - Anthony Barber Doncaster, bookseller, dies at 81
1996 - Abdulrahman Mohamed Babu, politician, dies at 72
1996 - Bruce Howard Lidington, actor (Sword of Valiant, Mosses), dies at 46
1996 - Frank Ulrich Marcus, playwright/critic, dies at 68
1997 - Don Steele, LA radio personality (KRTH), dies of cancer at 61
1998 - Todor Zhivkov, Bulgarian dictator (b. 1911)
1998 - Otto Kretschmer, German U-boat commander (b. 1912)
2000 - Sir Alec Guinness, British actor (b. 1914)
2000 - Otto Buchsbaum, writer and ecological activist (b. 1920)
2001 - Otema Allimadi, Prime Minister of Uganda (b. 1929)
2002 - Josh Ryan Evans, American actor (b. 1982)
2002 - Chick Hearn, American basketball announcer (b. 1916)
2002 - Franco Lucentini, Italian writer (b. 1920)
2005 - Polina Astakhova, Russian gymnast (b. 1936)
2005 - Jim O'Hora, American football coach (b. 1915)
2005 - Raul Roco, Philippine senator (b. 1941)
2006 - Susan Butcher, American sled dog champion (b. 1954)
2007 - Florian Pittiş, Romanian artist (b. 1943)
2007 - Jean-Marie Lustiger, Cardinal of France
2008 - Reg Lindsay, Australian country and western singer/songwriter (b. 1929)
2009 - Budd Schulberg, American screenwriter and novelist (b. 1914)



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History, Births, and Deaths for August 6



258 - St Sixtus II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
523 - St Hormisdas ends his reign as Catholic Pope
768 - [Constantine] ends his reign as Catholic Pope
939 - Battle at Simancas-Spain beats Moors
1181 - Supernova observed by Chinese & Japanese astronomers
1497 - John Cabot returns to Bristol from North-America
1538 - Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada.
1588 - Spanish Armada under Medina Sidonia anchors
1600 - Henry IV of France invades Savoy after negotiations break down over Saluzzo, controlled by Savoy since 1588
1601 - Spanish garrison of Meurs surrender to earl Mauritius
1623 - Maffeo Barberini elected Pope Urban VIII
1625 - Earl Earnest Casimir appointed as viceroy of Groningen
1661 - Holland sells Brazil to Portugal for 8 million guilders
1661 - The Treaty of The Hague is signed by Portugal and the Dutch Republic.
1675 - Russian Czar Aleksei bans foreign hairs cut
1726 - Emperor Karel VI & tsarina Catharina the Great sign military treaty
1774 - Founder of the Shaker Movement, Mother Ann Lee, arrives in NY
1787 - Constitutional Convention in Phila begans debate
1806 - Holy Roman Empire ends; it was neither holy, Roman, nor an empire
1815 - US flotilla ends piracy by Algiers, Tunis & Tripoli
1819 - Norwich University is founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States.
1821 - 1st edition of "Courrier of Pays-Bas" newspaper published in Brussels
1824 - Battle at Junan - Simon Bolívars army beats Spanish
1825 - Bolivia gains independence from Peru (National Day)
1845 - The Russian Geographical Society is founded in Saint Petersburg.
1854 - Congress passes Confiscation Act
1861 - Lexington KY-Union milt camp forms in neutral state
1861 - The British annex Lagos, Nigeria.
1862 - Confederate Army ironclad "Arkansas" is badly damaged in Union attack
1864 - Rebels evacuate Ft Powell, Mobile Bayd
1870 - Battle at Spicheren: Prussia beats France
1870 - White conservatives suppresed black vote & captured Tenn legislature
1890 - Cy Young pitches & wins 1st game
1890 - Denton True "Cy" Young pitched his 1st major league baseball game
1890 - At Auburn Prison in New York murderer William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed by electric chair.
1896 - France annexes Madagascar
1901 - Kiowa land in Oklahoma is opened for white settlement, effectively dissolving the contiguous reservation.
1905 - 26.7 cm rainfall at Princeton, Indiana (state record)
1908 - St Louis Card John Lush's 2nd no-hitter, beats Dodgers, 2-0 in 6 inn
1909 - Alice Ramsey and three friends become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip.
1910 - NYC Mayor Wm J Gaynor seriously wounded during assassination attempt
1914 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia & Serbia
1914 - French cavalry enter Belgium
1914 - German Zeppelin bombs Liege City, 9 killed
1914 - Serbia declares war against Germany
1914 - Denis Patrick Dowd Jr. enlists in the French Foreign Legion, becoming the first American to fight in World War I.
1917 - World War I: Battle of Mărăşeşti between the Romanian and German armies begins.
1918 - Ferdinand Foch becomes marshal of France
1918 - In WW I 2nd battle of the Marne ends
1919 - 1st air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry Butler)
1919 - Romanian forces destroys Bela Kun Republic in Budapest
1921 - Clason Point, Bronx to College Point, Queens muni ferry system begins
1926 - NY's Gertrude Ederle becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel
1926 - Warner Bros premieres Vitaphone sound-on-disc movie system (NY)
1926 - Don Juan with John Barrymore shown
1930 - Supreme Court Justice John Force Crater disappears in NYC
1930 - Remains of Solomon Andrees' balloon expedition to North Pole in 1897, found at Kvit oya Spitsbergen
1934 - US troops leave Haiti, which had been occupied since 1915
1936 - 1st time in 20th century, 1st 2 batters in a game-Roy Johnson & Rabbit Warstler of Boston Bees-lead off with HRs
1937 - Franco-artillery fire on Madrid
1937 - Indians overturn Yankees' 7-6 win by a protest
1937 - US & USSR sign trade treaty
1939 - 1st broadcast of "Dinah Shore Show" on NBC-radio
1940 - Estonia is annexed into Soviet empire
1941 - Detroit pitcher Al Benton is 1st to collect 2 sacrifices in an inning
1942 - -8] Riots by Dutch Jews
1942 - Assinibaine destroyer sinks U-210
1942 - Churchill fires Gen Auchinlek as Middle-East commandant
1942 - Goering proclaims occupied areas "thoroughly empty to plunder"
1943 - US 1st Infantry division occupies node Troina Sicily
1944 - All 1,200 Jewish death marchers from Lipcani Moldavia have died
1944 - Anti-German attack at Avranches fails
1944 - Deportation of 70,000 Jews from Lodz Poland to Auschwitz begins
1944 - US 20th Army corp under general Walker occupies Nantes
1945 - Hiroshima Peace Day-atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima by "Enola Gay"
1945 - Keith Miller scores 110 in the 4 Victory Test Cricket at Lord's
1946 - US officially submits to jurisdiction of World Court
1947 - 1st performance of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 8"
1948 - Bob Mathias, US, wins decathlon at London Olympics
1948 - Dreesgovt (KVP/Social Democratics/CHU/Liberal) forms
1948 - Fanny Blankers-Koen (Neth) is 1st women to win 3 golds at Olympics
1949 - Luke Appling record of 2,154 (en route to 2,218) games at shortstop
1951 - Typhoon floods kill 4,800 in Manchuria
1952 - Satchel Paige, 47, becomes oldest pitcher to win a complete shutout
1953 - Ted Williams returns to Red Sox from the military
1954 - WLAC (now WTVF) TV channel 5 in Nashville (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - After going bankrupt in 1955, the American broadcaster DuMont Television Network makes its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena.
1958 - Glenn Davis sets record of 49.2 in 400-meter hurdles
1958 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1960 - Pitt Steelers (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 43-16 in Toronto
1961 - Gherman S Titov, 2nd Russian in space aboard Vostok 2 (17 orbits)
1961 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
1961 - 1st case of motion sickness in space reported
1962 - Jamaica becomes independent after 300 years of British rule
1964 - Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Ecclesiam Suam
1964 - Prometheus, the world's oldest tree, is cut down.
1965 - 32nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 24, All-Stars 16 (68,000)
1965 - Beatles release "Help" album in UK
1965 - Federal Voting Rights Act guarantees black voting rights
1965 - Indian troops invade Pakistan
1965 - LBJ signs Voting Rights Act, guaranteeing voting rights for blacks
1966 - Muhammad Ali KOs Brian London in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
1966 - Salazarbrug over Tag opens (longest suspension bridge of Europe)
1966 - US citizens demonstrate against war in Vietnam
1967 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1967 - Minn Twin Dean Chance perfect games Boston Red Sox, 2-0 in 5 innings
1967 - Oriole Brooks Robinson hits into a record 4th triple play
1967 - Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Pro comperto sane
1969 - Balt Orioles pull their 3rd triple play (5-4-3 vs KC Royals)
1970 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1972 - Garry Player wins PGA golf tournament
1972 - Hank Aaron hits 660th & 661st HRs for Braves (record for 1 team)
1972 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Knoxville Ladies Golf Classic
1973 - Roberto Clemente & Warren Spahn inducted into Hall of Fame
1973 - Stevie Wonder involved in car crash, goes into a 4 day coma
1974 - 6th time Phils get just 1 assist in game; no other team did it twice
1974 - Explosion & fire destory Great Northern RR yard in Wenatchee, Wash
1976 - Zulfikar Ali Bhutto lays the foundation stone of Port Qasim, Karachi.
1977 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate European Women's Golf Open
1978 - 60th PGA Championship: John Mahaffey shoots a 276 at Oakmont CC PA
1978 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate Europea Golf Open
1979 - 61st PGA Championship: David Graham shoots a 272 at Oakland Hills Mich
1979 - Marcus Hooper, 12, is youngest person to swim English Channel
1980 - University adm declares 5 Pac-10 schools ineligible for conference titles & post-season play due to transcript & curriculum abuses
1981 - Argentina ex-president Isabel Peron freed
1981 - Due to strike, Yanks, A's, Philles & Dodgers declared 1st ½ champs
1981 - NASA launches Fltsatcom-5, it failed
1981 - crowned Miss National Teen-Ager
1982 - 22nd Curtis Cup: US, 14½-3½
1982 - Calif Doug DeCinces hits 3 HRs again in game (did it 5 days ago also)
1982 - WQXI (Atlanta) is 1st to use Harris Corp AM stereo system
1983 - Minn Vikings beat St Louis Cards 28-10 in London, England (NFL expo)
1983 - Supertanker Castillo de Bellvar crashes at South Africa
1984 - 203.05 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
1984 - Carl Lewis wins 2nd (long jump) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics
1985 - 19th space shuttle mission (51-F), Challenger 8, lands at Edwards AFB
1985 - Major League Baseball Players Assn go on strike
1985 - Players' Association stages a midseason baseball strike (lasts 1 day)
1985 - STS 51-I vehicle moves to launch pad
1986 - Orioles (Dwyer & Sheets) & Rangers (Harrah) hit record 3 grand slams
1986 - Phil Katz releases PKARC version 1.0, for IBM
1986 - Record 3 grand slams hit in game Tx vs Balt (Harrah, Sheets & Dwyer)
1988 - Oakland A's Jose Canseco becomes 11th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases
1988 - Rich Gossage 300th career save (beats Phillies)
1988 - The Tompkins Square Park Police Riot in New York City spurs reform of the NYPD, who were responsible for the melee that transpired the night of August 6-7.
1989 - "Oh! Calcutta!" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 5959 performances
1989 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open
1989 - Boston Red Sox retire Carl Yastrezemski's #8
1989 - Jaime Paz Zamora inaugurated as president of Bolivia
1989 - Pilot Union tells pilots okay to cross Eastern picket lines
1990 - NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 11th HR in 1st 86 at bats
1990 - Pres Ghulam Ishaq Kahn dismisses premier Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan
1990 - UN Security Council votes 13-0 (2 abstensions Cuba & Yemen) to place economic sanctions against Iraq
1991 - Debbie Doom (US) pitches 2nd consecutive perfect game in women's softball at the Pan American Games, beats Nicaragua, 8-0
1991 - Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.
1992 - Harold Wilson's academy award is auctioned for $60,500
1993 - Japan Hosokawa govt begins
1993 - Pope John Paul II publishes Veritatis splendor encyclical
1994 - Algerian Moslem fundamentalists threaten school/Universities
1995 - "darn Yankees" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 510 performances
1995 - Dottie Mochrie wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mountain
1995 - Indians & Browns play in Cleveland on same day for 1st time ever both lose - Chicago 5, Indians 1; Giants 19, Browns 13 (exhibition)
1995 - Thousands of people in Hiroshima tribute on 50th anniversary of bomb
1996 - NASA announces that life may have existed on Mars (ALH84001)
1997 - Microsoft announces it will invest $150 million in Apple Computer Inc
1997 - NHL Nashville Tenn names Barry Trotz as its 1st coach
2008 - Access 31 TV stops broadcasting in Perth, Western Australia.
2008 - A military junta led by Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz stages a coup d'etat in Mauritania, overthrowing president Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi



Births on August 6

1180 - Emperor Go-Toba of Japan (d. 1239)
1504 - Matthew "Nosey" Parker, archbishop of Canterbury
1609 - Richard Bennett, British Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1675)
1619 - Barbara Strozzi, composer
1638 - Nicolas de Malebranche, French philosopher
1644 - Francoise L de la Baume Le Blanc, French mistress of Louis XIV
1651 - Francois Fenelon, France, writer (Playing for Time)
1651 - Johann Michael Zacher, composer
1656 - Claude de Forbin, French naval commander (d. 1733)
1664 - Johann Christoph Schmidt, composer
1665 - Jean-Baptiste Lully, composer
1666 - Maria Sofia of the Palatinate, queen of Portugal (d. 1699)
1697 - Charles VII, Holy Roman emperor (1742-45)
1715 - Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French writer (d. 1747)
1748 - Bernhard Haltenberger, composer
1775 - Louis-Antoine the Bourbon, French duke of Angouleme/General of France
1775 - Daniel O'Connell, Irish politician (d. 1847)
1800 - Catherine Beecher, educator (championed higher education for women)
1804 - Justinus van der Brugghen, Dutch lawyer/minister of Justice (1856-58)
1809 - Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet laureate of England
1811 - Judah Philip Benjamin, Secy War/Secy State (Confederacy) [or Aug 11]
1819 - Samuel Powhatan Carter, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1826 - Thomas Alexander Browne, Australian writer (d. 1915)
1844 - Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1900)
1845 - Anthonie A Vorsterman van Oyen, Dutch genealogist
1858 - Albert Fuchs, composer
1859 - J Arthur S Berson, Austria meteorologist (Balloon flights, Amazon)
1861 - Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, 2nd wife of Theodore Roosevelt
1866 - Chief Thundercloud, [Scott T Williams], MT, actor (Lone Ranger)
1868 - Paul Claudel, France, diplomat/poet (L'Otage-1909)
1871 - Emanuel Querido, [Joost Mendes], author/publisher
1873 - John Wesley Work, composer
1873 - Mary Carr Moore, composer
1874 - Charles Fort, American writer and researcher (d. 1932)
1875 - Marcel Labey, composer
1877 - Wallace H. White, Jr., American politician (d. 1952)
1879 - Joseph Wirth, German politician (Stalin Peace Prize)
1880 - Hans Moser, Austrian actor (d. 1964)
1881 - Alexander Fleming, England, bacteriologist (penicillin; Nobel 1954)
1881 - Leo Carrillo, LA CA, actor (American Empire, Cisco Kid)
1881 - Louella Parsons, American gossip columnist (d. 1972)
1882 - Gerrit H Kersten, Dutch vicar/founder (Calvinist party)
1883 - Francesco Santoliquido, composer
1883 - Scott Nearing, US sociologist/pacifist/author (The Good Life)
1885 - Jozef M E Meeus, Belgian director H-Heart union
1886 - Edward Ballantine, composer
1887 - Dudley Benjafield, British racing driver (d. 1957)
1888 - Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone (d. 1952)
1889 - George Kenney, American Air Force General (d. 1977)
1889 - John Middleton Murry, English poet (d. 1957)
1891 - William Slim, British general (d. 1970)
1892 - Hoot Gibson, Tekamah NE, western actor (Horse Soldier, Last Outlaw)
1893 - Guthrie McClintic, Seattle Wash, Broadway producer/dir (Winterset)
1893 - Wright Patman, American politician (d. 1976)
1896 - Cyril Mockridge, composer
1900 - Cecil H. Green, American geophysicist (d. 2003)
1902 - Michal Vilec, composer
1902 - Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright (Ultimatum Factory) [OS]
1902 - Dutch Schultz, American bootlegger (d. 1935)
1904 - Henry Payne Iba, Easton Mo, US basketball coach (Olympic-gold-64, 68)
1904 - M Revis, [Willem Fisherman], author (Gelakte Brain)
1905 - Clara Bow, silent screen actress (Wings) "it" girl of 1920's films
1906 - Ken Strong, NFL, AFL halfback (Staten Island, NY Yanks, NY Giants)
1906 - Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (d. 1984)
1908 - George Singer, composer
1908 - Helen Hull Jacobs, Berkley Calif, US tennis champ (1932-35)
1908 - James Lees-Milne, architecural historian
1908 - Sol Adler, economist Sinophile
1908 - Svend Erik Tarp, composer
1908 - Will Lee, American actor (d. 1982)
1910 - Charles Crichton, British director (Battle of Sexes)
1910 - Friedrich Schroder, composer
1910 - William J Law, sailor
1911 - Lucille Ball, Jamestown NY, comedienne/actress (I Love Lucy, Mame)
1911 - Norman Gordon, S Afri cricket pace bowler (against England 1938-39)
1914 - Susan Cowdy, ornithologist
1914 - Arthur Charles Dobson, British racing driver (d. 1980)
1916 - Dom[inic] Mintoff, premier Malta
1916 - Michael Burke, sports executive (NY Yankees, NY Knicks)
1917 - Robert Mitchum, Bridgeport Ct, actor (Winds of War, North & South)
1918 - Norman Granz, American record producer (d. 2001)
1919 - Pauline Betz Addie, Dayton Ohio, tennis champ (Wimbledon 1946)
1921 - Ella Raines, Sinoqualmie Falls Wash, actress (Janice Dean RN)
1922 - Freddie Laker, CEO (Laker airlines)
1923 - Jack Parnell, London England, orch leader (Englebert Humperdick Show)
1923 - Jackie Kelk, Brooklyn NY, actor (Homer-Aldrich Family)
1923 - William B Williams, Babylon NY, DJ (WNEW, Sammy & Company)
1923 - Jess Collins, American artist (d. 2004)
1925 - Barbara Bates, Denver Colo, actress (Kathy-It's a Great Life)
1925 - Leland Smith, composer
1926 - Christa Reinig, writer
1926 - Frank Finlay, Farnworth Lancashire England, actor (Robbery, Lifeforce)
1926 - J[anet] O[pal] Jeppson, [nee Janet Asimov], author (2nd Experiment)
1926 - Clem Labine, American baseball player (d. 2007)
1926 - Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (d. 1999)
1927 - Andy Warhol, McKeesport PA, artist/producer (Frankenstein, Bad)
1927 - William David Ford, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1965- )
1928 - Janice-Lee York Romary, Calif, fencer (Olympics-1948-68)
1928 - Herb Moford, American baseball player (d. 2005)
1929 - Anneliese Kuppers, German FR, equestrian dressage (Oly-silver-1956)
1929 - Mike Elliot, rocker
1929 - Roch La Salle, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
1930 - Abbey Lincoln, Chicago IL, actress/singer (Nothing But a Man)
1932 - Anneli Sauli, [Savolainen], actress (Milkmaid)
1932 - Howard Hodgkin, British painter
1933 - A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (India, 100* on debut v NZ 1959)
1934 - John Storey Bonington, UK, mountain climber (Annapurna I in 1970)
1934 - Leopold M de Beer, Dutch MP (VVD)
1934 - Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob, UK, sci-fi author (Chthon, Phthor)
1934 - Billy Boston, Welsh rugby league footballer
1937 - Barbara Windsor, actress (Study in Terror)
1937 - Baden Powell de Aquino, Brazilian guitarist (d. 2000)
1938 - Carry Tefsen, Dutch actress (Say A)
1938 - Paul Bartel, Brooklyn NY, director/actor (Eating Raoul)
1938 - Peter Bonerz, Portsmouth NH, actor (Jerry-Bob Newhart Show, 9 to 5)
1939 - William "Sonny" Sanders, US singer (Rayber Voices)
1940 - Louise Sorel, LA Calif, actress (BS I Love You, Crimes of Passion)
1940 - Mukhu Aliyev, Russian politician, President of Dagestan
1941 - Doris Ernestine Hays, composer
1941 - Hubertus AGM "Bert" Andre, Dutch actor (Turkish Fruit-Come Back)
1941 - Lyle Berman, American poker player
1941 - Ray Culp, American baseball player
1942 - George Jung, American convicted drug felon
1943 - Michael Anderson Jr, London, actor (Clay-The Monroes)
1943 - Ray Buktenica, Greenwich Village NYC, actor (Rhoda, House Calls)
1943 - Jon Postel, American computer scientist (d. 1998)
1945 - Ron Jones, British TV director (d. 1995)
1945 - Andy Messersmith, American baseball player
1946 - Dusty Rhodes, Australian baseball coach (Olympics-1996)
1946 - Allan Holdsworth, British musician
1946 - Roh Moo-hyun, South Korean politician
1946 - Masaaki Sakai, Japanese comedian
1947 - Sally Eaton, Ill, Broadway actress (Jeanie-Hair)
1947 - Tony Dell, cricketer (Australian left-arm quick, 2 Tests 1971 & 74)
1948 - Michael Peters, choreographer (What's Love Got to Do with It)
1949 - Joyce McKinney, Avery County NC, Miss Wyoming (1972)
1949 - Dino Bravo, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1993)
1949 - Alan Campbell, Northern Irish clergyman
1949 - Clarence Richard Silva, Catholic Bishop of Honolulu
1950 - Dorian Harewood, Dayton Ohio, actor (Earl-Glitter, Trauma Center)
1950 - Nathan Purdee, actor (Nathan-Young & Restless, Hank-1 Life to Live)
1950 - Winston E Scott, Miami Fla, USN Commander/astronaut (STS 72, 87)
1951 - Catherine Hicks, Scottsdale Az, actress (Star Trek IV, Child's Play)
1951 - Daryl Somers, Australian television personality
1952 - Barrel Scherpenzeel, rocker (Earth & Fire)
1952 - Ton Scherpenzeel, Dutch rock keyboardist (Earth & Fire)
1952 - Wojiech Fortuna, Poland, ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1972)
1952 - Vinnie Vincent, American musician (Kiss)
1953 - Iqbal Qasim, cricketer (Pakistani slow lefty in the 80's)
1953 - Pat MacDonald, rocker (Timbuk 3)
1954 - Carl C Perkins, (Rep-D-KY, 1984- )
1954 - Paul Steigerwald, American sports announcer
1955 - Tom Inskeep, Bluffton Ind, Canadian Tour golfer
1956 - Stepfanie Kramer, LA Calif, actress (Claudia-We Got it Made, Hunter)
1956 - Vinnie Vincent, heavy metal rocker (Solo-Ashes to Ashes)
1957 - Faith Prince, Augusta Ga, Broadway actress (Guys & Dolls, Carousel)
1957 - Bob Horner, American baseball player
1957 - Jim McGreevey, American politician
1958 - Randy DeBarge, Grand Rapids Mich, rock vocalist/bassist (Debarge)
1958 - Simon Francken, Dutch bassist (Ivy Green)
1959 - Grant Aleksander, Balt Md, actor (Guiding Light, All My Children)
1959 - Joyce Sims, rocker (All & All)
1960 - Dale Ellis, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets)
1961 - Bruce Matthews, center/guard (Tennessee Oilers)
1961 - Carol Norman, Ardmore Okla, bowler (LPBT Rookie of Year 1982)
1961 - Earl Winfield, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1961 - Mary Lou, Daniels Chicago lL, tennis star
1962 - Thomas Jefferson, Cleve Ohio, 200m runner (Olympic-bronze-1984)
1962 - Michelle Yeoh, Chinese-Malaysian actress
1963 - Kimberley Conrad Hefner, Moulton Al, playmate of year (Jan, 1988)
1963 - Thomas Bohrer, US West Islip NY, rower (Olympic-92)
1963 - [Michael] Tony Dees, Pascagoula Miss, hurdler
1964 - John Mooney, Seattle Wash, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)
1964 - Lauren Cowan, Benalla Victoria, golfer (1994 66th English Womens Open)
1964 - Lisa Boyle, Chicago Ill, actress (Showgirls)
1964 - Moosie Drier, Chic Ill, actor (Laugh-in)
1964 - Robert Mimbs, CFL running back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1965 - Brian Kinchen, NFL tight end (Cleve Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
1965 - David Robinson, Fla, NBA center (San Antonio Spurs, Olympic-gold-92)
1965 - Yuki Kajiura, Japanese composer
1965 - Juliane Köhler, German actress
1965 - Mark Speight, British television presenter (d. 2008)
1965 - Vincent Wells, England cricketer
1966 - William Fred Mayfair, Phoenix AZ, PGA golfer (1993 Greater Milw Open)
1967 - Willie Williams, NFL/CFL tackle (Toronto Argonauts, NO Saints)
1967 - Archbishop Alexy (Bondarenko), Ukrainian-born theologian
1967 - Mike Greenberg, American sportscaster
1968 - Celena Mondie-Milner, Milledgeville Ga, 100m/200m runner
1968 - Chris Boardman, English cyclist (world 1 hour record)
1968 - Jack de Gier, soccer player (Cambuur L, Go Ahead Eagles)
1968 - Jeff Barlow, Jackson MS, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Carolina Classic-5th)
1968 - Patricia Tarabini, La Plata Argentina, tennis star (1985 Futures ITA)
1968 - Siran Stacy, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores)
1969 - Roberto Lanckohr, soccer player (MVV)
1969 - Simon Doull, cricket medium pacer (NZ)
1969 - Elliott Smith, American musician (d. 2003)
1970 - Mike Strange, Niagara Falls Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)
1970 - M. Night Shyamalan, Indian/American film director
1970 - Erwin Thijs, Belgian cyclist
1971 - Curtis Shearer, WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1971 - Mike Bales, Saskatoon, NHL goalie (Ottawa Senators)
1971 - Piyal Wijetunge, cricketer (Sri Lanka slow left-armer 1993)
1971 - Merrin Dungey, American actress
1971 - Scott Minto, English footballer
1972 - Geri Estelle Halliwell, "Ginger Spice" singer (Spice Girls)
1972 - Mike Frederick, NFL defensive end (Cleve Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
1973 - Mike Sheldon, WLAF Guard (Rhein Fire)
1973 - Robert Lee, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
1973 - Vera Farmiga, American actress
1973 - Max Kellerman, American sportscaster
1973 - Stuart O'Grady, Australian cyclist
1974 - Adrian Voinea, Focsani Romania, tennis star (1995 Malta)
1974 - Alvin Williams, NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers)
1974 - Bobby Petta, soccer player (Feyenoord, RKC)
1974 - Nelson Vargas, Holoyoke Mass, soccer forward (Olympics-gold-96)
1974 - Ever Carradine, American actress
1975 - Rik Platvoet, Dutch soccer player, (FC Twente, MVV)
1975 - Renate Götschl, Austrian alpine skier
1975 - Victor Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball player
1975 - Jamie McGonnigal, American actor
1976 - Parmeso Emekrasha, Buddhist Monk
1976 - Soleil Moon Frye, Glendora Calif, actress (Punky Brewster)
1977 - Luciano Zavagno, Argentine footballer
1977 - Leandro Amaral, Brazilian footballer
1977 - Jennifer Lyons, American actress
1977 - Jimmy Nielsen, Danish footballer
1978 - Marisa Miller, American model
1979 - Jennifer Exaltacion, Windsor Ontario, gymnist (Olympics-96)
1980 - Danny Collins, Welsh footballer
1980 - Wilber Pan, American/Taiwanese singer
1981 - Travis McCoy, American alternative hip-hop artist
1982 - Adrianne Curry, American model and reality television personality
1982 - Karl Davies, British actor
1982 - Justin Germano, American baseball player
1982 - Kevin van der Perren, Belgian figure skater
1982 - Ryan Sypek, American actor
1983 - Robin van Persie, Dutch footballer
1990 - Jon Benet Ramsey, little beauty queen (murdered in 1996)



Deaths on August 6

258 - Sixtus II, bishop of Rome (257-58), beheaded
258 - Saint Pope Sixtus II
523 - Hormisdas, Pope (514-23), dies
966 - Berengarius II, markgraaf of Ivrea/king of Italy (950-963)
1162 - Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona
1195 - Henry de Leeuw, duke of Saxon/Bayern, dies
1221 - Dominicus, Italian religious order founder (Dominicans)
1272 - Stefanus V, prince of Transylvania/king of Hungary (1270-72), dies
1414 - King Ladislas of Naples (b. 1377)
1458 - Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58), dies at 79
1458 - Pope Callixtus III (b. 1378)
1548 - Georg Rhau/Rhaw, German cantor/composer/music publisher, dies
1623 - Anne Hathaway, wife of William Shakespeare, dies
1628 - Johannes Junius, Mayor of Bamberg (b. 1573)
1637 - Ben Johnson, dramatist/playwright, dies at 65
1637 - Ben Jonson, English writer (b. 1572)
1645 - Lionel Cranfield, 1st Earl of Middlesex, English merchant (b. 1575)
1657 - Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Polish-Lithuanian noble
1660 - Diego Rodriguez de Silva Valezquez, Spanish (court)painter, dies at 61
1661 - Jacqueline-M-A the Sainte Madeleine Arnauld, French abbess, dies
1666 - Tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian, dies in Battle at 43
1679 - John Snell, English royalist (b. 1629)
1686 - Paul Hainlein, composer, dies at 60
1695 - François de Harlay de Champvallon, French Catholic archbishop (b. 1625)
1718 - Jacob F Muller, [Sjako/Jaco], Germ/Neth crowd leader, beheaded at 28
1727 - Francois Valentijn, vicar/writer, dies at 61
1746 - Christian VI, king of Denmark/Norway, dies
1753 - Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (struck by lightning) (b. 1711)
1759 - Eugene Aram, English philologist (b. 1704)
1775 - Heinrich Nikolaus Gerber, composer, dies at 72
1783 - Willem Bachiene, vicar/theologist/geography/astronomer, dies at 70
1784 - Karl Kohaut, composer, dies at 57
1794 - Henry Bathurst, 2nd Earl Bathurst, British politician (b. 1714)
1799 - Joseph Friebert, composer, dies at 74
1815 - James A. Bayard (elder), United States Senator from Delaware (b. 1767)
1816 - Karl Frieberth, composer, dies at 80
1820 - Antonin Vranicky, composer, dies at 59
1820 - M A Elisa Bonaparte, Corsican monarch of Lucca, dies at 43, dies
1821 - Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, composer, dies at 64
1828 - Konstantin von Benckendorff, Russian general and statesman
1848 - Nicola Vaccai, Italian composer, dies at 58
1850 - Edward Walsh, Irish poet (b. 1805)
1853 - Josif Josifovich Genishta, composer, dies at 57
1862 - Francisco Acuna de Figueroa, Uruguay national anthem, dies at 71
1866 - John Mason Neale, English divine, scholar and hymnwriter (b. 1818)
1881 - James White, co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (b. 1821)
1884 - Robert Spear Hudson, English businessman (b. 1812)
1886 - Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian, dies at 45
1890 - John Hart or William Kemmler, US, 1st executed in electric chair (NY)
1893 - Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1811)
1895 - George Frederick Root, composer, dies at 74
1900 - Wilhelm Liebknecht, German journalist/socialist, dies at 74
1904 - Eduard Hanslick, Austrian music critic (b. 1825)
1914 - Ellen Wilson, 1st lady (1913-14), dies at 54
1920 - Stefan Bastyr, Polish aviator, first flight in independent Poland (b. 1890)
1924 - John Henry Roberts, composer, dies at 76
1928 - William Henry Grattan Flood, composer, dies at 68
1931 - Bix Beiderbecke, American musician (b. 1903)
1935 - Alexander Gustav Adolfovich Winkler, composer, dies at 70
1937 - Annie E F Horniman, England, theater owner (Abbey Theatre), dies at 76
1937 - Ferdinand CS Schiller, British philosopher (Mind!), dies at 72
1938 - Warner Oland, actor (Werewolf of London, Jazz Singer), dies at 57
1943 - Tom Garrett, cricketer (last survivor of 1st Test in 1877), dies
1945 - Hiram Johnson, American politician (b. 1866)
1945 - Prince Wu of Korea (b. 1912)
1946 - Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player (b. 1903)
1954 - Theo[by] Van Reijn, sculptor/drawer/lithograph, dies at 70 [or 8/10]
1959 - Preston Sturges, [Edmund Biden], US director/screenwriter, dies at 60
1961 - Jozef E Van Roey, Flemish cardinal/archbishop of Mechelen, dies at 87
1963 - Tom Keene, actor (Our Daily Bread), dies of cancer at 68
1964 - Cedric Hardwicke, actor (Capt Hook-Peter Pan), dies at 71
1965 - Aksel Sandemose, writer, dies
1965 - Everett Sloane, dies of apparent suicide with bartiturates at 55
1965 - Nancy Carroll, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 60
1965 - Peter Ronnefeld, composer, dies at 30
1966 - Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, sci-fi author (Space Lords), dies at 53
1966 - Cordwainer Smith, American writer (b. 1913)
1968 - Ernest Burnelle, Belgian politician, dies at 60
1969 - Theodor Adorno, German philosopher/sociologist, dies at 65
1970 - Ingolf Dahl, German composer (Andante & Arioso), dies at 58
1973 - Fulgencio Batista y Zaldivar, dictator Cuba (1940-58), dies at 72
1974 - Gene Ammons, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1925)
1976 - Gregor Piatigorsky, Russian cellist, dies at 73
1978 - Edward Durrell Stone, US architect, dies at 76
1978 - Paul VI, [Giovanni Montini], Italian Pope (1963-78), dies at 80
1979 - Kurt Kasznar, actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants), dies at 65
1980 - Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player, dies at 66
1983 - Klaus Nomi, German singer (b. 1944)
1986 - Emilio Fernandez, director (La Choca, Flor Silvestre), dies at 82
1986 - Manfred Hausmann, writer, dies at 87
1986 - William J Schroeder, (longest-survivor with permanent artificial) heart, dies at 54, after 620 days with Jarvik VII man-made pump)
1987 - Ira C Eaker, commandant USAF in Europe (WW II), dies at 91
1987 - Sherwood Bailey, actor (Spud-Our Gang), dies
1988 - Anatoli S Levchenko, cosmonaut (TM-4), dies of brain tumor at 47
1988 - J Skelly Wright, US judge (anti-segregationist), dies at 77
1990 - Charles Arnt, actor (Double Exposure), dies of pancreatic cancer at 82
1990 - Gordon Metcalfe, actor (Monster in the Closet), dies of AIDS at 43
1990 - Jacques Soustelle, Fren ethnology/minister of Information, dies at 78
1990 - Mario De Andrade, founder (Movimiento Popular of Lib of Angola), dies
1990 - Robert Alex, shot to death by robber at 31
1991 - Harry Reasoner, newscaster (60 Minutes), dies at 68
1991 - Shapour Bakhtiar, premier Iran (1979), dies in Paris
1991 - Roland Michener, Canadian politician and governor general (b. 1900)
1993 - Milton "Milt" Thompson, US NASA-test pilot/chief-engineer, dies at 67
1994 - Domenico Modugno, Italian singer (Volare), dies at 66
1995 - Paul James Nunn, mountaineer, dies at 52
1995 - Youly Algaroff, ballet dancer, dies at 77
1996 - Buland Al Haidary, poet, dies at 69
1996 - Hernan Siles Zuazo, Pres of Bolivia (1956-60, 1982-85), dies at 82
1996 - Leonard John Coldwell, cricketer, dies at 63
1996 - Muhammad al-Badr, magnate of Northern Yemen (1962), dies
1996 - Ossie Raymond Clark, fashion designer, dies at 54
1996 - Richard Murphey Goodwin, economist, dies at 83
1998 - Andre Weil, French mathematician (b. 1906)
2001 - Jorge Amado de Faria, Brazilian writer (b. 1912)
2001 - Dorothy Tutin, English actress (b. 1930)
2001 - Wilhelm Mohnke, one of the original 120 members of the Nazi SS-Staff Guard (b. 1911)
2002 - Edsger Dijkstra, Dutch computer scientist (b. 1930)
2004 - Rick James, American musician (b. 1948)
2005 - Ibrahim Ferrer, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club) (b. 1927)
2005 - Keter Betts, American jazz bassist (b. 1928)
2005 - Robin Cook, British politician (b. 1946)
2007 - Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian rock guitarist (Bikini, Omen, Carpathia Project Tirana Rockers, solo) (b. 1969)
2007 - Heinz Barth, German convicted war criminal (SS) (b. 1920)
2009 - John Hughes, American film director (b. 1950)

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History, Births, and Deaths for August 7



322 BC - Battle of Crannon between Athens and Macedon following the death of Alexander the Great.
626 - Battle at Constantinople: Slavic/Persians/Avarenvloot defeated
768 - Stephen III [IV] begins his reign as Catholic Pope
936 - Otto I the Great becomes King of Germany
1409 - Council of Pisa closes
1461 - the Ming Dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a coup against the Tianshun Emperor.
1479 - Battle of Guinegate: Emperor Maximilian I vs King Louis XI
1485 - Henry (VII) Tudors army lands in Milford Harbor, South-Wales
1498 - Columbus arrives in Caribbean
1573 - Francis Drakes fleet returns to Plymouth
1575 - Spanish troops conquer Oudewater, almost all inhabitants died
1588 - -8] English assault on Spanish Armada
1606 - The first documented performance of Macbeth performed at the Great Hall at Hampton Court.
1620 - Kepler's mother arrested for witchcraft
1620 - Battle at Ponts-the-Ce, Poitou: French king Louis XIII beats his mother Marie de Medici
1710 - Earl van Godolphin resigns as English minister of Finance
1714 - The Battle of Gangut: the first important victory of the Russian Navy.
1750 - Slave uprising on Curacao
1760 - Ft Loudon, Tennessee surrenders to Cherokee Indians
1782 - George Washington creates Order of Purple Heart
1789 - Congress creates Dept of War & Lighthouse Service
1802 - Napoleon orders re-instatement of slavery on St Domingue (Haiti)
1814 - Pope Pius VII reinstates Jesuits
1819 - Battle of Boyacá; Bolívar defeats Spanish in Colombia
1820 - 1st potatoes planted in Hawaii
1867 - Battle of Moorefield, WV
1879 - The opening of the Poor Man's Palace in Manchester.
1882 - Hatfields of south WV & McCoys of east Ky feud, 100 wounded or die
1884 - Germany annexes Angra Pequena (Southwest-Africa)
1885 - 5 German warships anchor at Zanzibar
1888 - Theophilus Van Kannel of Phila patents revolving door
1893 - 53rd Congress (1893-95) convenes
1900 - Diamond workers in Amsterdam strike
1904 - Train derailed on bridge in Eden Colo during a flash flood, kills 96
1907 - Walter Johnson wins 1st of his 416 wins, 7-2 over Cleveland
1909 - US issues 1st Lincoln penny
1912 - Progressive (Bull Moose) Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for pres
1914 - British Gloucester vs German Breslau/Goeben off Greece
1914 - French govt awards king Albert of Belgium the Great Cross
1914 - French troops under Gen Bonneau occupy Altkitrch at Elzas
1914 - German army occupies city of Liege Belgium
1914 - Lord Kitchner says "Your country needs you," poster spreads over UK
1915 - Assault up Russell's Top at Gallipolis, 232 Australians die
1915 - St Louis 3rd base coach Miller Huggins, calls for ball Bkln rookie obliges, Huggins steps aside, & Card runner scores
1921 - Cyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world champ sprinter
1925 - League of Nation advises against Turk/Iraqi division of Mosoelgebied
1927 - Peace Bridge between US & Canada dedicated
1927 - US rum smuggler Horace Alderman kills 3
1929 - Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms Dutch govt
1929 - Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games
1930 - 2 black guys lynched in Marion Indiana
1930 - Richard Bedford Bennet forms Canadian government
1933 - The Iraqi Government slaughters over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Sumail. The day becomes known as Assyrian Martyrs Day.
1934 - US Court of Appeals upheld lower court ruling striking down govt's attempt to ban controversial James Joyce novel "Ulysses"
1935 - 60% of voters agrees to nazism in Danzig (Gdansk)
1938 - 2 die in a NYC subway accident
1938 - Leo Durocher, hits 2,000th Dodger home run
1938 - Nazi's close theologic department of Innsbruck university
1940 - Churchill recognizes De Gaulle govt in exile
1940 - Largest amount paid for a stamp ($45,000 for 1 1856 British Guiana)
1940 - Alsace Lorraine is annexed by the Third Reich (Germany) during World War II
1941 - 551 Jews are shot in Kishnev ghetto in Romania
1942 - 1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is
1942 - Resistance bombs Rotterdam railway
1942 - Transport 16 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1943 - Red Army recaptures Bogodukov
1944 - Anton de Kom arrested by Surinam resistance fighter
1944 - Canada/Polish offensive direction Falaise: Total Cooperation
1944 - German counter attack at Avranches fails
1944 - July 20th Plot trial under Roland Freis in Berlin begins
1944 - US 3rd Army reaches suburbs of Brest Brittany
1944 - IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I).
1946 - 1st coin bearing portrait of Negro authorized
1947 - Balsa raft Kon Tiki crashes into a Polynesian archipelago reef
1947 - The Bombay Municipal Corporation formally takes over the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST).
1948 - 1st Dutch government of Beel resigns
1948 - Delfo Cabrera wins 11th Olympic marathon (2:34:51.6)
1949 - "All after Love" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 121 perfs
1950 - Police bar white players-Lou Chirban, Stan Mierko, & Frank Dyle, from playing in Negro League
1951 - Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket reaches 1,992 kph
1951 - US viking rocket reaches 210 km height (record)
1953 - Eastern Airlines enters jet age, uses Electra prop-jet
1954 - "Golden Apple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 125 performances
1954 - Charles Mahoney becomes 1st US black to serve as a full UN delegate
1955 - Bar-Ilan University founded in Israel
1955 - KSTF TV channel 10 in Scottsbluff-Gering, NB (CBS/NBC) begins
1955 - Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the precursor to Sony, begins selling its first transistor radios in Japan.
1956 - Boston Red Sox fine Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at Boston fans
1956 - British govt sends 3 aircraft carriers to Egypt
1956 - Dynamite transport explodes in Colombia; about 1200 die
1957 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1959 - Explorer 6 transmits 1st TV photo of Earth from space
1959 - The Lincoln Memorial design on the U.S. penny goes into circulation. It replaces the "sheaves of wheat" design and is still in use.
1960 - Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) gains independence from France
1960 - Students stage kneel-in demonstrations in Atlanta churches
1960 - Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
1961 - Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2
1961 - Soviet premier Khrushchev predicts USSR economy will surpass US
1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1963 - Jac Kennedy becomes 1st, 1st lady to give birth since Mrs Cleveland
1964 - 31st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago 28, All-Stars 17 (65,000)
1964 - Turkey begins air attack on Greek-Cypriots
1964 - US Congress approves Gulf of Tonkin resolution
1966 - Race riot in Lansing Michigan
1970 - 1st computer chess tournament
1970 - Christine Perfect (McVie) joins Fleetwood Mac
1970 - WDHN TV channel 18 in Dothan, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
1970 - 4, including presiding judge, killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, Calif (Police charge Angela Davis provided weapons)
1971 - Apollo 15 returns to Earth
1972 - Hall of Fame inducts Berra, Sandy Koufax, Lefty Gomez & Early Wynn
1974 - Actress Faye Dunaway weds Peter Wolf of J Geils Band
1974 - Philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between twin towers
1976 - Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Colgate-European Golf Open
1976 - US Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth
1976 - Scientists in Pasadena, Calif, announce Viking I found strongest indications to date of possible life on Mars
1977 - "Shenandoah" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 1,050 performances
1978 - Eddie Mathews, Addie Joss, & Larry MacPhail inducted to Hall of Fame
1978 - Thousands of mourners file past body of Pope Paul VI
1980 - Hurricane Allen ravages Caribisch area, about 70 killed
1981 - The Washington Star ceases all operations after 128 years of publication.
1983 - "Merlin" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 199 performances
1983 - 1st World Track & Field Championships
1983 - 65th PGA Championship: Hal Sutton shoots a 274 at Riviera CC LA
1983 - Bobby Murcer Day at Yankee Stadium
1983 - Grete Waitz of Norway, wins 1st all-women Marathon (Helsinki Fin)
1983 - Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1983 - Some 675,000 employees strike AT&T
1984 - David Rabe's "Hurlyburly," premieres in NYC
1984 - Japan beats US for olympic gold medal in baseball
1984 - Jim Deshales becomes 1,000th playing Yankee
1985 - Barbra Streisand records "Broadway Album"
1985 - Baseball players end a 2 day strike
1985 - Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan's first astronauts.
1986 - "Honky Tonk Nights" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 4 performances
1986 - Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel & Anne Knabe begin cycling journey of 15,266 miles from Prudhoe Bay Alaska to Argentina
1987 - 5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala
1987 - Javed Miandad scores 260 v England at The Oval, 28 fours 1 six
1987 - Lynne Cox swims 4.3 km from US to USSR in 39°F (4°C) Bering Sea
1988 - Martha Nause wins Planters Pat Bradley International Golf Tournament
1988 - Writers guild end their 6 months strike
1988 - Rioting in New York City's Tompkins Square Park.
1989 - U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX) and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia.
1990 - Desert Shield begins - US deploys troops to Saudi Arabia
1990 - NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 12th HR in 1st 92 at bats & becomes 21st to hit a ball into 3rd deck of Seattle's Kingdome
1991 - Charles Austin breaks US high jump record at 7'10½"
1991 - Court rules Manuel Noriega, may access some secret US documents
1991 - Darrin Lewis hits his 1st major league HR
1991 - Manhattan Cable final day of amnesty to return illegal cable boxes
1991 - US sets 400m relay record at 37.67 seconds
1992 - Cleveland Indians turn a triple play
1992 - Tampa Bay group purchases SF Giants
1993 - "Camelot" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 56 performances
1993 - Tropical storm Brett ravages Venezuela, 118 killed
1994 - "Hedda Gabler" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 33 performances
1994 - 1st telephone link between Israel & Jordan
1994 - Carolyn Hill wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mountain
1994 - Ernesto Samper sworn in as president of Colombia
1997 - STS 85 (Discovery 23) launches into orbit
1997 - Ung Huot appointed Cambodia's 1st premier
2007 - Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron's record by hitting his 756th home run.
2008 - Georgia launches a military offensive to surround and capture the capital of South Ossetia, Tskhinvali, from Russian control, starting the South Ossetia War.



Births on August 7


317 - Flavius Julius Constantius II, Emperor Egypt/Byzantine/Rome (337-61)
1282 - Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (d. 1316)
1533 - Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595)
1560 - Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer (d. 1614)
1574 - Robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649)
1598 - Georg Stiernhielm, "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules)
1726 - James Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (d. 1790)
1742 - Nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General
1746 - Daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian
1751 - Wilhelmina FS, princess of Prussia/Orange/wife of Willem V
1779 - Carl Ritter, cofounder of modern science of geography
1779 - Louis de Freycinet, French explorer (d. 1842)
1783 - John Heathcoat, inventor (lace-making machinery)
1783 - Princess Amelia of the United Kingdom (d. 1810)
1818 - Henry Charles Litolff, French composer/pianist
1823 - Faustina Hasse Hodges, composer
1826 - Carl AE Ahlqvist, [A Oksanen], Finnish poet (Suomalainen Runousoppi)
1829 - Thomas Ewing Jr, Major General, Bvt (Union volunteers), died in 1896
1833 - Powell Clayton, Brig General (Union volunteers)/(Gov-R-Ark)
1836 - Evander McIvor Law, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1920
1844 - Auguste Michel-Lévy, French geologist (d. 1911)
1860 - Alan Leo, British astrologer (d. 1917)
1862 - Victoria of Baden, Queen of Sweden (d. 1931)
1867 - Emil Nolde, [Hansen], German painter/graphic artist
1868 - Granville Bantock, English composer/conductor (Hebridean Symphony)
1868 - Ladislaus Bortkiewicz, Russian mathematician (d. 1931)
1870 - 19 kittens, born to Tarawood Antigone (4 still born)
1870 - Jozef Brems, Flemish apostole (vicar of Denmark)
1872 - Andries C D de Graeff, governor-general of Neth Indies (1926-31)
1876 - Mata Hari, [Margaretha G Zelle], dancer/courtesan/spy (WW I)
1877 - Ulrich Salchow, Swedish figure skater (d. 1949)
1879 - J J Kotze, South African cricket fast bowler (1902-07)
1880 - Ernst Laqueur, chemist/pharmacology/psychology (sexual hormones)
1883 - J Ringelnatz, writer
1885 - Billie Burke, Washington DC, actress (Glinda-Wizard of Oz)
1885 - Gordon Harker, London England, actor (Facts of Love, Champagne)
1886 - Louis Hazeltine, inventor (neutrodyne circuit, making radio possible)
1887 - Jan HA Eman, Aruban politician
1887 - Luckey Roberts, composer
1895 - Edward Gill, baseball player
1897 - Franz J Weinrich, [Heinrich Lerse], German writer (Himmlisches)
1899 - Ricci Riano, England
1900 - Taylor Caldwell, novelist
1901 - Ann Harding, American actress (d. 1981)
1903 - Louis Leakey, anthropologist (1964 Richard Hooper Medal)
1903 - Saburo Moroi, composer
1904 - Ralph J Bunche, founder/diplomat (UN) (Nobel 1950)
1906 - Gerhard Frommel, composer
1907 - Ben Carter, NYC, actor (Dark Alibi, Dressed to Kill)
1907 - Albert Kotin, American abstract painter (d. 1980)
1911 - R Nicholas Ray, Galesville WI, director (Rebel Without a Cause)
1913 - George Van Eps, American guitarist (d. 1998)
1914 - Ted Moore, South Africa, cinematographer (James Bond)
1918 - Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter
1920 - Jan Walravens, Flemish writer (Motionless at Sea)
1921 - Karel Husa, Prague Czechoslovakia, composer (Trojan Women)
1921 - M J bin Gorion, writer
1921 - Manitas de Plata, Gypsy guitarist
1925 - Felice Bryant, Milwaukee, rock writer (Bye Bye Love)
1925 - Julian Orbon De Soto, composer
1925 - M. S. Swaminathan, Indian scientist
1926 - Amo Houghton, (Rep-R-New York)
1926 - Stan Freberg, LA Calif, satirist/ad executive/cartoon voice (Bertie)
1927 - Carl Switzer, IL, actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang)
1927 - Edwin W Edwards, (Gov-La)
1927 - Art Houtteman, American baseball player (d. 2003)
1928 - Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian marathon runner (Olympic-gold-1960, 64)
1928 - Amazing [James] Randi, Toronto Ontario, skeptic magician (Nova)
1928 - Herbert H Bateman, (Rep-R-Virginia)
1928 - Romeo Muller, American screenwriter (d. 1992)
1929 - Don Larsen, pitcher (NY Yankees), on what must have been a perfect day
1929 - James Pilditch, designer
1929 - Richard T Schulze, (Rep-R-PA, 1975- )
1929 - Ruth Carter-Stapleton, Plains Ga, 1st sister/evangelist
1929 - Don Larsen, American baseball player
1930 - Velio Tormis, composer
1931 - Charles E. Rice, American legal scholar and author
1932 - Ann Harding, US, actress (East is West, Janie)
1932 - Maria M L "Marijke" Bakker, Dutch actress (Mammaloe-Pipo the Clown)
1932 - Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian athlete (d. 1973)
1932 - Maurice Rabb, Jr., American ophthalmologist
1932 - Edward Hardwicke, British actor
1933 - Jerry [Eugene] Pournelle, US, sci-fi author (Mercenary, Red Dragon)
1936 - Charles Pope, US soul singer (Tams-Hey Girl Don't Bother Me)
1936 - Rahsaan Kirk, Roland rocker
1936 - Richard L[ouis] Tierney, US, sci-fi author (Winds of Zarr)
1937 - Don Wilson, cricketer (England slow left-armer between 1963-71)
1938 - Dewi Lorwerth Ellis Bebb, rugby international/journalist
1938 - Helen Caldicott, Melbourne Australia, physician/anti-war activist
1939 - Verna Bloom, Lynn MA, actress (After Hours, Badge 373)
1939 - Anjanette Comer, American actress
1940 - Marlyn Mason, San Fernando Cal, actress (Making It, Peyton Place)
1940 - Tom Barlow, (Rep-D-Kentucky)
1940 - Jean-Luc Dehaene, Belgian politician
1941 - Thomas F Hartnett, (Rep-R-SC, 1981-86)
1942 - Anjanette Comer, Dawson Tx, actress (Baby, Lepke)
1942 - B J Thomas, Houston TX, singer (Raindrops, Growing Pains Theme)
1942 - Garrison Keillor, Minn, PBS radio personality (Prairie Home Companion)
1942 - Masa Saito, wrestler (AWA/WWF/NJPW/CWFI)
1942 - Tobin Bell, American actor
1942 - Carlos Monzón, Argentine boxer
1942 - B.J. Thomas, American singer
1942 - Caetano Veloso, Brazilian musician
1943 - Alain Corneau, director (Choice of Arms)
1943 - Lana Cantrell, Sydney, Australia, singer (Those Were the Days)
1944 - David Rasche, St Louis MO, actor (Sledge Hammer)
1944 - John Glover, Kingston NY, actor (52 Pick-Up, Something Special)
1944 - Robert Mueller, Director of the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
1945 - Alan Page, NFL defensive tackle (Minn Vikings)
1945 - Kerry Chater, rocker (Gary Puckett & Union Gap-Young Girl)
1945 - Patrice Mestral, composer
1946 - Ed Seykota, American commodities and futures trader
1947 - Ann Beattie, writer
1947 - Mosibudi Mangena, South African black leader (On Your Own)
1948 - Greg Chappell, cricketer (bro of Ian Elegant Aussie batsman 1970-84)
1948 - Marty Appel, American public relations executive and author
1949 - Carlo Novi, rocker
1949 - Walid Jumblatt, Lebanese political leader
1950 - David James Wottle, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1972)
1950 - Rodney Crowell, Houston TX, country singer (She's Crazy for Leavin')
1951 - Gary Hall, US swimmer (Olympics-bronze/2 silver-1968, 72)
1952 - Andy Fraser, rock bassist (Free London)
1952 - Richard Joswick, rocker (Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods)
1952 - Alexei Sayle, British comedian
1953 - Anne Fadiman, American writer; daughter of Clifton Fadiman
1954 - Caroline Aaron, Richmond VA, actress (Crimes & Misdemeanors)
1955 - Vladimir Sorokin, Russian writer
1955 - Greg Nickels, mayor of Seattle
1955 - Wayne Knight, American actor
1955 - Gregoris Valtinos, Greek actor and director
1956 - Kent V Rominger, Del Norte Colo, US Navy /astronaut (STS 73, 80, 85)
1957 - Aleksandr Ditiatin, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1980)
1957 - Alexander Dityatin, Soviet gymnast
1958 - Alberto Salazar, marathoner (NYC Marathon Winner)
1958 - Bruce Dickinson, heavy metal rocker (Iron Maiden-Run to Hills)
1958 - Larisa Karlova, USSR, team handball player (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1959 - Ali Shah, cricketer (Zimbabwe all-rounder in two Tests 1992)
1960 - David Duchovny, NYC, actor (Fox Mulder-X Files)
1960 - Jacquie O'Sullivan, rocker (Bananarama-Venus)
1961 - Walter Swimburn, Irish jockey (Derby 1981)
1961 - Yelena Davydova, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1980)
1962 - Bruno Pelletier, Québécois singer
1963 - Marcus Lewis, Pontiac Mich, singer (Sing me a Song)
1963 - Patrick Kennedy, son of President Kennedy, lives only 3 days
1963 - Patrick Newman, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics-10-88, 96)
1963 - Harold Perrineau Jr., American actor
1964 - Patti Liscio, Santa Maria CA, golfer (1994 Chicago Challenge-49th)
1964 - Michael Weishan, American TV host
1964 - John Birmingham, Australian author
1965 - Caroline S Keggi, El Paso TX, LPGA golfer (1994 Dinah Shore-19th)
1965 - Elizabeth Manley, Canada, figure skater (Olympics-Silver-88)
1966 - Kristin Hersch, US singer/songwriter (Throwing Muses)
1966 - Tony Stargell, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs, Chicago Bears)
1966 - Jimmy Wales, American internet entrepreneur
1967 - Charlotte Lewis, Kensington London, actress (Golden Child, Pirates)
1967 - Jason Grimsley, Cleveland TX, pitcher (California Angels)
1968 - Leslie Lyness, Paoli PA, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
1968 - Tomas Carbonell, Barcelona Spain, tennis star
1968 - Lynn Strait, American singer (Snot)
1969 - Dave Smits, soccer player (Willem II)
1969 - Jodi Figley, LPGA golfer
1969 - Keith Cash, NFL tight end (KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders)
1969 - Ludovit Tatos, Lynnwood Wash, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
1969 - Travis Brown, Durango Colo, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1970 - Eric Namesnik, US, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-silver-1992, 96)
1970 - Joe Cocozzo, NFL guard (SD Chargers)
1971 - Chris T Jones, NFL tackle/wide receiver (Phila Eagles)
1971 - Dominic Cork, cricketer (England all-rounder Hat-trick v WI 1995)
1971 - Kevin Gaines, WLAF DB (London Monarchs)
1971 - Sydney Penny, actress (Danni-New Gidget, Thorn Birds, All My Children)
1972 - Oscar Gray, NFL fullback (Seattle Seahawks)
1972 - Tony Bouie, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1972 - Willy Tate, NFL/WLAF tight end (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores)
1972 - Greg Serano, American actor
1973 - Bo Hanson, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1973 - Kevin Muscat, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1973 - Kimmo Rinatnen, hockey forward (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998)
1973 - Danny Graves, American baseball player
1974 - Jeff Buckey, tackle (Miami Dolphins)
1974 - Philippe De Rouville, Victoriaville, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins)
1975 - Alshermond Singleton, linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1975 - Edgar Renteria, Barranquilla Colombia, infielder (Florida Marlins)
1975 - Jimmy van Fessem, soccer player (Willem II)
1975 - Gaahl (Kristian Eivind Espedal), Norwegian musician
1975 - Koray Candemir, Turkish singer
1976 - Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos, Greek footballer
1976 - Shane Lechler, American football player
1977 - Samantha Ronson, British DJ.
1978 - Alexandre Aja, French director
1978 - Jamey Jasta, American singer (Hatebreed)
1978 - Vanness Wu, Taiwanese singer
1978 - Cirroc Lofton, American actor
1979 - Eric Johnson, American actor
1980 - Aurélie Claudel, French model
1982 - Yana Klochkova, Ukrainian swimmer
1982 - Vasileios Spanoulis, Greek basketball player
1983 - Tina O'Brien, British actress
1987 - Sidney Crosby, Canadian hockey player
1988 - Melody Oliveria, American internet blogger
1994 - Jack Antonio, son of Virginia Madisen & Antonio Sabatto Jr
1994 - Sara Grayson, daughter of actress Katey Sagal
1996 - Tessa Allen, American actress



Deaths on August 7


461 - Majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420)
479 - Emperor Yūryaku of Japan
1033 - Frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine
1106 - Henry IV, Roman German king/emperor (1056/84-1105), dies at 54
1485 - Alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince
1547 - Cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies
1609 - Eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60
1613 - Thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544)
1616 - Vincenzo Scamozzi, Ital architect (Procurazie Nuove, Venice), dies
1635 - Friedrich von Spee, German writer (b. 1591)
1639 - Martin van den Hove, Dutch scientist (b. 1605)
1657 - Robert Blake, English admiral (Dover, Dungeness), dies at about 57
1661 - Jin Shengtan, Chinese editor, writer and critic (b. 1608)
1712 - Friederich Wilhelm Zachow, composer, dies at 48
1786 - Friedrich Schwindl, composer, dies at 49
1798 - Johann Gottlieb Sollner, composer, dies at 65
1799 - John Bacon, English sculptor, dies at 58
1816 - Dionysius G van der Keessel, Dut lawyer (Theses selectae), dies at 77
1817 - Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, French industrialist (b. 1739)
1834 - Joseph Marie Jacquard, French weaver and inventor (b. 1752)
1846 - Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer, dies at 76
1848 - Jöns Jakob Berzelius, Swedish chemist (b. 1779)
1855 - Mariano Arista, President of Mexico (b. 1802)
1864 - Li Xiucheng, late Taiping‘s Field Marshal and soul person.(b. 1823)
1867 - Ira F Aldridge, US actor (Othello/Shylock), dies in Lodes Poland at 63
1885 - Antony EJ Modderman, Dutch minister of Justice (1879-83), dies at 46
1893 - Alfredo Catalani, composer, dies at 39
1912 - François-Alphonse Forel, Swiss hydrologist (b. 1841)
1913 - David Popper, composer, dies at 70
1914 - B B (Bransby) Cooper, cricketer (Test for Australia), dies
1914 - Boleslaw Dembinski, composer, dies at 81
1916 - Charles E Manning, Australian judge/major, dies in battle at 36
1917 - Squadron Commander E.H. Dunning, first pilot to land his aircraft on a moving ship. (b. 1891)
1921 - Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat), dies at 40
1923 - Hendrik Pierson, Dutch theologist (H Pierson Foundation), dies at 89
1924 - Camille Zeckwer, composer, dies at 49
1928 - Alphonse MAJ Ariëns, Dutch RC pastor/social worker, dies at 68
1931 - Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke, jazz cornetist (In Mist), dies at 29
1938 - Konstantin S Stanislavski, Russian director (S Method), dies at 75
1941 - Radindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer, dies at 80
1942 - Richard Gott, Brit gen/commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43
1943 - Gustav Schmidt, German lt-general, dies in battle
1957 - Oliver Hardy, comedian of Laurel & Hardy, dies at 65
1959 - Armas Emmanuel Launis, composer, dies at 75
1960 - Vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60
1962 - Morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49
1967 - Max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75
1967 - Max Tak, Dutch violinist/radio commentator, dies at 75
1969 - Joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63
1969 - Russ Morgan, orch leader (Welcome Aboard), dies at 65
1970 - ... Haley, US judge, shot dead
1970 - James McClain, US black activist, shot dead
1970 - Jonathan P Jackson, US black activist, shot dead
1970 - William Christmas, US black activist, shot dead
1972 - Joi Lansing, actress (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 44 of cancer
1973 - Jack Gregory, cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies
1974 - Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet (b. 1925)
1974 - Sylvio Mantha, professional ice hockey player (b. 1902)
1976 - Cecil Weston, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86
1976 - Murvyn Vye, actor (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 63
1978 - Franz Alphons Wolpert, composer, dies at 60
1984 - Esther Phillips, US singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies at 48
1985 - Grayson Hall, actor (Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 58
1987 - Camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon, dies at 87
1987 - Nobusuke Kishi, premier of Japan (1957-60), dies at 90
1989 - Mickey Leland, (Rep-D-Tx), & 15 others dies in plane crash in Ethiopia
1990 - Eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88
1991 - Billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies
1991 - Shapur Bahktiar, PM of Iran (1979), assassinated
1991 - Shotzie, Cincinnati Red dog mascot, dies at 9
1992 - John Anderson, actor, dies of heart attack at 69
1992 - Titti Sotto, Cuban composer (La Esquina Habanera), dies
1993 - Kelly Ahrendt, 1st NYer to die of rabies in 40 years, dies at 14
1993 - Roy Budd, English jazz pianist/composer (Paper Tiger), dies at 46
1994 - Robert Hutton, [Winne], US actor (Rocket), dies at 74
1994 - Larry Martyn, comedy actor (b. 1934)
1995 - Brigid Brophy, novelist/campaigner, dies at 66
1995 - Tom Scott, poet/editor, dies at 77
1996 - Anne Kristen, actress (Truth or Dare, Rachel-Dr Finlay), dies at 59
1996 - Gerald Etheridge Gomez, cricketer, dies at 76
1996 - Peter Winter, naval commander, dies at 78
1996 - Christina Perri, Future Pressident
1997 - Douglas Gray, archivist, dies at 74
1997 - Vincent Gulliver, Britain's oldest man, dies at 109
1999 - Brion James, American actor (b. 1945)
2003 - Mickey McDermott, baseball player (b. 1929)
2004 - Red Adair, American oil field firefighter (b. 1915)
2004 - Colin Bibby, English ornithologist (b. 1948)
2005 - Peter Jennings, Canadian-born news anchor (b. 1938)
2006 - Mary Anderson Bain, American New Deal politician (b. 1911)
2007 - Hal Fishman, Los Angeles based local news anchor. (b. 1931)
2007 - Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director and producer. (b. 1917)
2007 - Angus Tait, New Zealand electronics innovator and businessman (b. 1919)
2008 - Bernie Brillstein, American talent agent/manager and producer (b. 1931)
2008 - Andrea Pininfarina, CEO of Pininfarina S.p.A.
2009 - Louis E. Saavedra, American Mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico (b. 1933)
2009 - Mike Seeger, American folk musician (b. 1933)



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History, Births, and Deaths for August 8


70 - Tower of Antonia destroyed by Romans
870 - Kings Charles the Bare & Louis the German divide Lutherans
936 - German king Otto I the Great, crowned
1220 - Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula.
1322 - Emperor Godaigo, makes Sojiji monastery. chief monastery of Soto Sect
1502 - Jacobus IV of Scotland marries Margaretha Tudor
1509 - The Emperor Krishnadeva Raya is crowned, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire.
1549 - France declares war on England
1567 - Duke of Alva's army enters Brussels Belgium
1570 - Peace of Saint-Germain-and-Laye, more freedom for huguenots
1579 - Cornerstone is laid for Tycho Brahe's Uraniborg observatory
1585 - Pope Sixtus excommunicates Hendrik van Navarra (Henri IV)
1585 - John Davis enters Cumberland Sound in search of the Northwest Passage.
1588 - Sea battle at Grevelingen: English fleet battles Spanish armada
1605 - The city of Oulu, Finland, is founded by Charles IX of Sweden.
1609 - Venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei's telescope
1619 - Duke Maximilian I & Emperor Ferdinand II signs Treaty of Munchen
1647 - The Irish Confederate Wars and Wars of the Three Kingdoms: Battle of Dungans Hill - English Parliamentary forces defeat Irish forces.
1673 - Dutch battle fleet of 23 ships demands surrender of NYC
1700 - Denmark & Sweden sign peace treaty
1709 - 1st known ascent in hot-air balloon, Bartolomeu de Gusmao (indoors)
1758 - British troops occupy & plunder Cherbourg
1786 - Congress adopts silver dollar & decimal system of money
1786 - Jacques Balmat & Michel Paccard are 1st to climb to top of Mont Blanc
1788 - King Louis XVI calls French States & Generals together
1793 - The insurrection of Lyon occurs during the French Revolution.
1794 - Joseph Whidbey and George Vancouver lead an expedition to search for the Northwest Passage near Juneau, Alaska.
1796 - Boston African Society establishes with 44 members
1809 - 70 disciples of Gaon of Vilnus, arrive in Israel (Palestine)
1810 - Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib marries Maaroof, daughter of Nawab Ilahi Baksh, and moves to Delhi.
1814 - Peace negotiations begin in Ghent, Belgium
1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for exile on St Helena
1816 - Bavarian joins Saint Alliance
1829 - French govt of De Polignac forms
1831 - Battle of Hasselt - Dutch army drives out Belgian Army
1839 - Beta Theta Pi is founded in Oxford, Ohio.
1843 - Natal (in South Africa) is made a British colony
1844 - Brigham Young chosen Mormon Church head following Joseph Smith death
1853 - Russian fleet appears at Nagasaki Japan
1854 - Smith & Wesson patents metal bullet cartridges
1860 - Queen of Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) arrives in NYC
1863 - American Civil War: Tennessee's "military" Governor Andrew Johnson frees his personal slaves. During the early 20th century, the day was celebrated by blacks in Tennessee as a holiday.
1864 - Comet C/1864 N1 (Tempel) approaches within 0.0964 AUs of Earth
1864 - Red Cross forms in Geneva
1864 - Union troops/fleet occupy Fort Gaines, Alabama
1868 - Quake destroyes Arica Chile
1870 - Magic (US) defeats Cambria (Engld) in 2nd running of America's Cup
1870 - The Republic of Ploieşti, a failed Radical-Liberal rising against Domnitor Carol of Romania.
1876 - Dan O'Leacy completes 500 mile walk in 139h32m
1876 - Thomas Edison patents mimeograph
1882 - Snow falls on Lake Michigan
1890 - Daughters of American Revolution organizes
1900 - 1st Davis Cup tennis competition, named after Dwight Filley Davis, began at Longwood Cricket Club in Mass, & won by US 2 days later
1902 - 2nd Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in New York (3-2)
1903 - 3rd Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Boston (4-1)
1903 - In 11th an old black ball is put into play against Cleve, Tigers' Nap Lajoie protests ignored, he hurls ball out of park & forfeits game
1910 - The US Army installs the first tricycle landing gear on the Army's Wright Flyer.
1911 - The millionth patent is filed in the United States Patent Office by Francis Holton for a tubeless vehicle tire.
1911 - Public Law 62-5 sets the number of representatives in the United States House of Representatives at 435. The law would come into effect in 1913.
1913 - Richard Corfields "Camel Corps" opens "Mad Mullah" in Burao Somalia
1914 - 3rd pole expedition Ernest Shackleton "Endurance"
1914 - French troops under Gen Bonneau occupy Mulhouse at Elzas
1914 - Montenegro declares war on Germany
1916 - A's set AL record with 19th consecutive loss on road
1918 - Canada/Australian/British breakthrough with 600 tanks at Amiens
1918 - 6 US soldiers are surrounded by Germans in France, Alvin York is given command & shoots 20 Germans & captures 132 more
1919 - Treaty of Rawalpindi, British recognize Afghanistan's independence
1920 - Tigers beat Yanks 1-0 in shortest AL game, 73 minutes
1922 - Italian general strike broken by fascist terror
1922 - Pirates set record of 46 hits in a doubleheader (against Phillies)
1924 - British-Russian trade agreement signed
1925 - 1st national march of Ku Klux Klan (200,000) in Washington, DC
1929 - 1st airship flight around Earth flying eastward begins
1929 - German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight
1929 - Salem Oregon airport dedicated
1930 - St Louis Cards are 12 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant
1931 - Wash Senator Bob Burke no-hits Boston Red Sox, 5-0
1937 - Bonneville Dam on Columbia River begins producing power
1940 - 31 German aircrafts shot down over England
1940 - Battle of Britain began as Germany launches air attacks
1940 - The "Aufbau Ost" directive is signed by Wilhelm Keitel.
1941 - 20 divisions of Russian 6th/12th Army surrender at Oeman
1942 - "Monty" appointed commandant of British 8th Army at Alamein
1942 - 6 convicted Nazi saboteurs who landed in US executed in Wash DC
1942 - Dianthus sinks U-379
1942 - Russ anti-offensive of Voronezh under marshal Timosjenko
1943 - Common Chiefs of staff meet in Quebec
1943 - US amphibians land at St Agata on North coast of Sicily
1943 - Vegetables & fruit rationed in Holland
1944 - Canada/Polish troops occupy Cramesnil/Secqueville/Cintheaux/St-Aignan
1944 - US 15th Army corp occupies Le Mans
1945 - England & Aust Services draw 4th Victory Test
1945 - Pres Harry S Truman signs UN Charter
1945 - US, USSR, England & France sign Treaty of London
1945 - USSR declares war against Japan in WW II
1945 - USSR establishes a communist government in North Korea
1946 - India agrees to give Bhutan 32 sq miles
1946 - Dreyfuss family, owners of Pittsburgh Pirates since 1900, sells club to Frank McKinney & John Galbreath for $25 million
1946 - First flight of the Convair B-36.
1947 - Pakistan's National Flag is approved.
1948 - "Hold It!" opens at National Theater NYC for 46 performances
1949 - Bhutan, land of Dragon, becomes an independent monarchy
1950 - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA All-American Golf Open
1952 - Syngman Ree re-elected president of South-Korea
1953 - Russia's Georgi Malenkov reports possession of hydrogen bomb
1953 - US & South Korea initial a mutual security pact
1955 - Fidel Castro forms "July 26th Movement"
1955 - Geneva conference held to discuss peaceful uses of atomic energy
1956 - Fire & explosion kill 263 miners at Marcinelle, Belgium
1956 - WDIQ (now KMCT) TV channel 2 in Dozier, AL (PBS) begins
1957 - USSR offers Syria economic/military aid
1960 - "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini" hits #1
1960 - Ivory Coast declares independence
1960 - South Kasai secedes from the Congo.
1961 - Ham Tigercats (CFL) beat Buff Bills (NFL) 38-21 in Hamilton, Ontario
1961 - Verne Gagne beats Gene Kiniski in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
1963 - Great Train Robbery in England, £2.6 million ($7.3 million)
1963 - Kingsmen release "Louie, Louie," radio stations label it obscene
1963 - LA Dodgers F Howard & B Skowron are 3rd to hit consecutive pinch HRs
1963 - Verne Gagne beats Fritz Von Erich in Amarillo, to become NWA champ
1964 - "110 in the Shade" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 330 perfs
1964 - Dutch Opera forms in Amsterdam
1964 - Rolling Stones 1st Dutch concert
1965 - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open
1965 - Singapore leaves Malaysian Federation
1966 - Beatles' release "Revolver"
1966 - South Arican Broadcasting bans Beatles (Lennon's anti-Jesus remark)
1967 - Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore & Thailand meet to form Assn of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
1968 - Jarry Park is approved by Mayor Jean Drapeau for interim use by Expos
1968 - Race riot in Miami Florida
1968 - Republican convention in Miami Beach nominates Nixon for pres
1970 - NY Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37 (BTG was there)
1971 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1971 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Pepsi Golf Open
1972 - NY Yanks sign 30-year lease to play in remodeled Yankee Stadium
1973 - VP Spiro T Agnew says reports he took kickbacks are "damned lies" from govt contracts in Maryland. He vowed not to resign (Right!)
1974 - Pres Richard M Nixon announces he'll resign his office 12PM Aug 9
1976 - Chic White Sox suit up in shorts
1977 - Maurine Stuart, ordained as Zen priest by Eido Tai Shimano Roshi
1977 - Texas Rangers turn their 1st triple play (vs A's)
1978 - Pioneer-Venus 2 with 5 atmospheric probes launched toward Venus
1979 - Iraqi president Saddam Hussein executes 22 political opponents
1980 - LBV Conference Center & Club Lake Villas open
1982 - 64th PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Tulsa
1982 - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1983 - Brig Gen Efrain Rios Montt was deposed as president of Guatemela
1983 - Jury in KC, Mo, awards TV anchorwoman Christine Craft $500,000 in sex discrimination suit against KMBC-TV (later overturned)
1983 - Military coup in Guatemala, Pres Rios Montt flees
1984 - "Rink" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 204 performances
1984 - Carl Lewis wins 3rd (200m) of 4 gold medals in Summer
1984 - Milwaukee 10-game losing streak ends
1985 - Baseball's new agreement permits 2 new NL teams in 1993
1985 - Japan launches Planet A, a probe to Halley's comet
1986 - Record 3 grandslams in a game-(Harrah-Tex, Sheets & Dwyer-Orioles)
1986 - Altaf Hussain's address at Nishtar Park Karachi, announcing the establishment of the MQM political movement.
1987 - Brewers' Rob Deer struck-out 5 times in a game
1987 - Lynne Cox became 1st to swim from US to Russia across Bering Strait
1987 - Pakistan all out 708 v England at The Oval, Botham 3-217
1988 - -11] Army in Rangoon shoots on students, 5-10,000 killed
1988 - 9th US Seniors Golf Open: Gary Player
1988 - Angola, Cuba & South Africa sign cease fire treaty
1988 - Discovery of most distant galaxy (15 * 10 ^ 12 light yrs) announced
1988 - Duchess of York gives birth to 6 lb 12 oz baby girl
1988 - Goose Gossage registers career save #300
1988 - Jennifer Levin's parents file $25M suit against Dorrian Red Hand Bar
1988 - Jose Canseco becomes 11th to get 30 HRs & 30 steals in a season
1988 - Matt Biondi swims US record 200m freestyle (1:47.72)
1988 - Minn Twins pull 2nd triple-play of year & beat Cleve 6-2
1988 - Renovated Central Park Zoo reopens after 4 years
1988 - Russian troops begin pull out of Afghanistan after 9 year war
1988 - Sec of State Shultz narrowly escapes assassin attempt in Bolivia
1988 - South Africa declares cease-fire in Angola
1988 - Temperature hits high of 88 on 8/8/88 in NYC
1988 - Cubs & Phillies attempt to play 1st night game ever at Wrigley Field but are rained out in 4th inning with Chicago leading, 3-1
1988 - The "8888 Uprising" occurs in Burma.
1989 - US space shuttle STS-28 launched
1990 - Balt Orioles pull their 10th triple play (1-6-3 vs Oakland)
1990 - Carlton Fisk ties Johnny Bench hitting 327 HRs as a catcher
1990 - Iraq annexes Kuwait as its 19th province
1990 - Pete Rose begins 5-ms prison term at Marion (IL) Federal prison camp
1991 - Billy Preston charged with exhibiting porno to a minor
1991 - Carlos Santana pleads no contest to marijuana possession charge
1991 - Gary Oldman, actor (State of Grace), arrested for drunk driving
1991 - Shite Moslems release British hostage John McCarthy
1991 - With two months left, White Sox set new home attendance (2,150,951)
1991 - The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses.
1992 - Actress Barbara Hershey weds artist Stephen Douglas
1992 - Lou Whitaker hits his 200th career HR
1993 - Calif state senator Tom Hayden (54) weds actress Barbara Williams (40)
1993 - Dana Lofland wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic Dormann at Stratton Mt
1993 - Tropical storm Bret ravages Venezuela, about 100 killed
1995 - Jeff King of Pirates is 16th NL player to HR twice in one inning
1997 - Mariners Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Chic White Sox
2000 - Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor.
2007 - An EF2 tornado touches down in Kings County and Richmond County, New York State, the most powerful tornado in New York to date and the first in Brooklyn since 1889.
2008 - Georgian invasion into South Ossetia. Begin of five-day war between Georgia and Russia.



Births on August 8

1079 - Emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107)
1518 - Conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561)
1571 - John Ward, composer
1586 - Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen
1605 - Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675)
1617 - Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary)
1646 - Godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723)
1653 - Jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar
1673 - John Ker, Scottish spy (d. 1726)
1693 - Laurent Belissen, composer
1694 - Francis Hutcheson, Irish philosopher (d. 1746)
1705 - Gustaaf Imhoff, gov of Ceylon (1736-40)/gov of Neth-Indies (1743-50)
1720 - Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish politician (d. 1796)
1732 - Johann C Adelung, German linguist/librarian
1746 - Hieronymus van Alphen, Dutch attorney/poet (church songs)
1755 - Luigi Marchesi, composer
1763 - Charles Bulfinch, Boston Mass, 1st US pro architect (Mass State House)
1805 - Antoon Jurgens, Dutch margarine manufacturer
1807 - Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish novelist (d. 1892)
1812 - John Rodgers II, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1882
1814 - Esther Hobart Morris, suffragist/anti-slavery activist
1819 - Charles Anderson Dana, Asst Secy War, (Union) died in 1897
1820 - Winfield Scott "Old Swet" Featherston, Army Brig General (Confederate)
1823 - Theodule Augustin Ribot, painter
1824 - Maria Alexandrovna (Marie of Hesse), Tsarina of Russia (d. 1880)
1835 - James William Forsyth, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1906
1839 - Nelson Appleton Miles, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1925
1852 - Barend Barendse, actor/director (Wandering Jew)
1857 - Cecile Chaminade, composer
1857 - Henry Osborn, Conn, paleontologist/author (52 Years of Research)
1861 - William Bateson, English biologist (originator of term "genetics")
1864 - Henri de Vries, [Van Walterop], Dutch actor (Cleopatra, White Cargo)
1866 - Matthew A Henson, 1st Black to reach North Pole (Jun 4 1909)
1871 - William Henry Squire, composer
1875 - Artur da Silva Bernardes, President of Brazil (d. 1955)
1879 - Emiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary, peasant leader
1879 - Bob Smith, American founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1950)
1880 - Earle Page, Australian politician (d. 1961)
1881 - Paul L E von Kleist, German general-fieldmarshal (Eastern Front)
1881 - Albert Kesselring, German field marshal (d. 1960)
1882 - Ladislas Starevich, Polish animator (d. 1965)
1884 - Sara Teasdale, US, poet (1st Pulitzer Prize-1918-"Love Songs")
1886 - Daniel Ruyneman, composer
1886 - Pietro Alessandro Yon, composer
1887 - Esme Percy, London England, actor (Old Spanish Custom)
1887 - J C Heldring, Dutch businessman
1887 - Malcolm Keen, Bristol England, actor (Uncle Chris-Mama)
1887 - Ullrich Haupt, Prussia, actor (Morocco, Du Barry-Woman of Passion)
1889 - Jack Ryder, cricketer (athletic Australian all-rounder & captain)
1891 - Adolf Busch, German violinist (d. 1952)
1892 - Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Spanish footballer (d. 1922)
1895 - Law Pendleton, US, wrestler/actor (Laughing Lady)
1896 - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Wash DC, writer (Yearling)
1898 - Paul Belmondo, French sculptor (Bathing Woman, Orleans)
1898 - Alexis Minotis, Greek actor (d. 1990)
1900 - Josephine Holt Bay, 1st woman to head a firm on NY stock exchange
1900 - Victor Young, Chic Ill, orch leader (Milton Berle Show, In Old Calif)
1901 - Ernest O Lawrence, Canton SC, inventor (Cyclotron-Nobel 1939)
1902 - Paul A M Dirac, England, physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1933)
1903 - August Cool, Belgian union leader/minister of state
1904 - Istvan Szelenyi, composer
1904 - Achille Varzi, Italian race car driver (d. 1948)
1905 - Andre Jolivet, Paris France, composer (L'Eunuque)
1905 - Nino Martini, Verona Italy, actor (Here's to Romance)
1905 - Wachtang Ananjan, writer
1906 - Andre Demedts, Flemish writer (Rainfall of the Days)
1907 - Benny Carter, NYC, musician/composer (Easy Money, King Carter)
1908 - Arthur J Goldberg, Ill, UN ambassador/Supreme Court justice (1962-65)
1908 - Chivu Stoica, premier of Romania (1955-61)
1909 - Bill Voce, cricketer (England left-arm bodyline bowler)
1910 - Francisco Brochado Da Rocha, PM of Brazil (1962)
1910 - Sylvia Sidney, Bronx NY, actress (WKRP, Sabotage, Beetlejuice, Demon)
1911 - Rosetta LeNoire, NYC, actor (Grandma Winslow-Family Matters)
1912 - Daniel Mann, Brooklyn, director (Willard, Butterfield 8)
1913 - Axel Stordahl, Staten Island NY, orch leader (Frank Sinatra Show)
1913 - Daan Wildschut, painter/glazenier/author
1913 - Robert T Stafford, (Sen-R-VT, 1971-88)
1914 - Arthur Holt, politician
1915 - Jumbo Elliott, American track coach (d. 1981)
1918 - Rory Calhoun, LA Calif, actor (Capitol, Motel heck, Bill-Texan)
1919 - Dino De Laurentiis, Torre Annunziata Italy, producer (King Kong)
1920 - Don Cook, foreign Correspondent
1920 - Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (d. 2006)
1920 - Jimmy Witherspoon, American singer (d. 1997)
1921 - Roger Nixon, composer
1921 - John Herbert Chapman, British physicist (d. 1979)
1921 - Webb Pierce, American singer (d. 1991)
1921 - Vulimiri Ramalingaswami, Indian medical scientist (d. 2001)
1922 - Michael Parkin, journalist
1922 - Rory Calhoun, actor (Blue & Gray, Judson Tyler-Capitol)
1922 - Rudi Gernreich, designer (1st women's topless swimsuit, miniskirt)
1922 - Gertrude Himmelfarb, American historian
1923 - Esther Williams, Inglewood Cal, actress/swimmer (Dangerous when Wet)
1924 - Thomas Beversdorf, composer
1925 - Jack Stoddart, designer/socialist
1925 - Alija Izetbegović, Bosniak politician (d. 2003)
1926 - Richard Anderson, Long Beach NJ, actor (Oscar Goldman-6 Million $ Man)
1926 - Webb Pierce, West Monroe La, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
1927 - Elis Juliana, Antillian writer/poet (Lady of the Night: A flower)
1927 - Jim Weaver, (Rep-D-OR, 1975- )
1927 - Juri Kasakow, writer
1927 - Johnny Temple, American baseball player (d. 1994)
1928 - Ken Scowcroft, English insurance magnate/multi-millionaire
1928 - Don Burrows, Australian musician
1929 - Josef Suk, Prague Czechoslovakia, violinist (Artist of Merit-1977)
1929 - Rose Nyland, writer
1929 - Larisa Bogoraz, Soviet dissident (d. 2004)
1930 - Jerry Tarkanian, basketball coach (Calif State, UNLV, 625-122)
1930 - Joan Mondale, wife of US vice-president Walter Mondale (1977-81)
1930 - Nita Talbot, NYC NY, actress (Supertrain, Here We Go Again)
1930 - Terry Nation, writer (Dr Who, Blake 7)
1931 - Jonathan Elkus, composer
1932 - Jimmy Witherspoon, singer
1932 - Mel Tillis, Pahokee Fl, country singer (Who's Julie, M-M-Mel)
1932 - Luis García Meza Tejada, Bolivian dictator
1933 - Joe Tex, singer/songwriter (Hold What You've Got)
1933 - Joe Tex, American singer (d. 1982)
1934 - Julian C Dixon, (Rep-D-California, 1979- )
1935 - Ron Marlenee, (Rep-R-MT, 1977- )
1935 - Sandy Horn, lesbian activist
1935 - Donald P. Bellisario, American television producer
1935 - John Laws, Australia radio personality
1936 - Don Bowden, US, 1st American to run a sub 4 min mile
1936 - Frank Howard, baseball player (NL Rookie of the Year 1960)
1936 - Keith Barron, Mexborough England, actor (At Earth's Core, Baby Love)
1937 - Dustin Hoffman, LA, actor (Graduate, Tootsie, Kramer vs Kramer)
1937 - Louis Neefs, Belgian singer
1938 - Connie Stevens, Bkln, singer/actress (Hawaiian Eye, Back to Beach)
1938 - Jacques Hetu, composer
1939 - Philip E Baisley, Augusta Va, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57)
1939 - Viorica Viscopoleanu, Romania, long jumper (Oly-gold-68)
1939 - William Alden Hibbard, composer
1939 - Alexander Watson, American ambassador and diplomat
1940 - Dilip Sardesai, cricketer (high scoring Indian batsman of 60's)
1942 - Jay David, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show)
1944 - Hans van Eijk, Dutch rock guitarist (Jumping Jewels)
1944 - Michael Johnson, rocker
1944 - Brooke Bundy, American actress
1944 - John Renbourn, English musician
1946 - French W Weisglas, Dutch MP (VVD)
1946 - Robin M Tallon, (Rep-D-SC, 1983- )
1946 - James W. Lewis, American convicted extortionist
1947 - Jose Cruz, leftfielder (St Louis Cards, Houston Astros)
1947 - Larry Wilcox, SD Calif, actor (Lassie, Officer Jon Baker-CHiPs)
1948 - Svetlana Y Savitskaya, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-12, T-15A)
1949 - Airrion Love, US singer (Stylistics-16 Bars)
1949 - Bela Magyari, Hungary, cosmonaut
1949 - Keith Carradine, San Mateo Calif, actor (Young Guns, Pretty Baby)
1949 - Ricardo Londoño, Colombian racing driver
1950 - Willie Hall, rocker
1951 - Martin Brest, Bronx NY, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
1951 - Phil Carlson, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1979)
1951 - Mamoru Oshii, Japanese film director
1951 - Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (d. 1994)
1952 - Robin Quivers, radio/TV personality (Howard Stern's sidekick)
1952 - Jostein Gaarder, Norwegian author
1952 - Sudhakar Rao, Indian cricketer
1953 - "Sweet" Lou Dunbar, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)
1953 - Donny Most, Bkln NY, actor (Ralph Malph-Happy Days)
1953 - Don Most, American actor
1954 - Nigel Mansell, formula-1 racer (Portugal Grand Prix-1990)
1955 - Ali Score, rock drummer (Flock Of Seagulls)
1955 - Diddú, Icelandic soprano and songwriter
1955 - Herbert Prohaska, Austrian footballer
1956 - Chris Foreman, guitarist (Madness-Burning Down the House)
1956 - David Grant, Jamaica, singer/songwriter (Stop & Go, Heaven Knows)
1956 - Wes Chandler, Florida, WLAF wide receiver coach (Rhein Fire)
1956 - Branscombe Richmond, American actor
1957 - Dieuwertje Blok, Dutch TV hostess
1957 - Nancy Glass, TV broadcaster (American Journal)
1958 - Chris[sie Boy] Foreman, rock guitarist (Madness)
1958 - Deborah Norville, news anchor (Today Show, Inside Edition)
1958 - Harry Crosby, LA Calif, actor (Friday the 13th)
1958 - Cecilia Roth, Argentine actress
1959 - Rikki Rockett, rocker (Poison-Every Rose Has a Thorn)
1959 - Ronald Weigel, German DR speed walker (5 km indoor)
1960 - Ulrich Maly, German politician
1961 - Bruce Matthews, NFL guard/center (Houston Oilers)
1961 - Charmaine Crooks, Jamaica, Canadian 4X400m relayer (Oly-silver-1984)
1961 - Paul Jackson, rocker
1961 - The Edge, [Dave Evans], London, rock guitarist (U2-I Will Follow)
1961 - Daniel House, American music executive
1961 - Rikki Rockett, American drummer (Poison)
1962 - Charmaine Crooks, Mandeville JAM, Can 800m runner (Oly-84, 88, 92, 96)
1962 - Jim Sweeney, NFL center/guard (Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers)
1962 - Suzee Pai, Toledo Ohio, actress (Big Trouble in Little China)
1963 - Carol Lewis, Willingboro NJ, high jumper (Olympic-9th-1984)
1963 - Ron Karkovice, Union NJ, catcher (Chic White Sox)
1963 - Jon Turteltaub, American director
1963 - Stephen Walkom, Canadian ice hockey official and executive
1964 - Harry Lee "Butch" Reynolds, US, 400m runner (world record)
1964 - Paul Taylor, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler in one Test 1993)
1964 - Anastasia Ashman, American writer
1965 - Akitoshi Saito, wrestler (NJPW)
1965 - Angus Fraser, cricketer (England right-arm pace bowler 1989- )
1965 - Kate Langbroek, Australian media personality
1965 - Aaron Abeyta, American musician
1966 - Chris Eubank, English boxer
1966 - John Hudek, American baseball player
1967 - Ben Fouchee, Kuruman S Afr, Canadian Tour golfer (1987 S Afr Amateur)
1967 - Howard Cross, NFL tight end (NY Giants)
1967 - Lorraine Pearson, Romford Essex, rock vocalist (5 Star-Silk & Steel)
1967 - Margo Malowney, Saint John New Brunswick, volleyball player (Oly-96)
1967 - Jessica Moore, Italian actress
1967 - Lee Unkrich, American director and film editor
1968 - Abey Kuruvila, cricketer (promising Bombay fast bowler)
1968 - Matthew Lane, Wellington NZ, Nike golfer (1991 S Australian Open-4th)
1968 - Patricia Arquette, NYC actress (Ed Wood, Pretty Smart)
1968 - Suzy Hamilton, US olympic 1500m runner
1969 - Divine Brown, [Estelle Marie Thompson], SF, prostitute (Hugh Grant)
1969 - Jerome Henderson, NFL cornerback (NY Jets, Phila Eagles)
1969 - Dick Togo, Japanese professional wrestler
1970 - Amaia Arruti, LPGA golfer
1970 - Catriona Fallon, Burlingame Calif, rower (Olympics-4th-92, 96)
1970 - Trev Alberts, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
1970 - Pascal Duquenne, Belgian actor
1971 - John Raposo, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
1971 - Marcello Simmons, CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts)
1971 - Steve Hinton, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)
1972 - Axel Merckx, Belgian bicycle racer
1972 - Lüpüs Thünder, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
1973 - Shane Lee, cricket all-rounder (NSW & Somerset, Australian ODI 1995-)
1973 - Senta Moses, American actress
1973 - Scott Stapp, American singer (Creed)
1974 - Andrei Mezin, NHL goaltender (Team Belarus, Oly-98)
1974 - Scott D'Amore, Canadian professional wrestler and manager
1974 - Andy Priaulx, British race car driver
1976 - Liraz Mesilaty, Miss Universe-Israel (1996)
1976 - JC Chasez, American singer (*NSYNC)
1976 - Tawny Cypress, American actress
1976 - Drew Lachey, American singer
1976 - Seung-Yeop Lee, Korean baseball player
1976 - Jeff Simmons, American race car driver
1977 - Kurt Bernard, Costa Rican footballer
1977 - Szilard Nemeth, Slovak footballer
1977 - Lindsay Sloane, American actress
1977 - Rocky Thompson, Canadian ice hockey player
1977 - Mohammad Wasim, Pakistani cricketer
1978 - Alan Maybury, Irish footballer
1978 - Louis Saha, French footballer
1978 - Miho Shiraishi, Japanese actress
1978 - Countess Vaughn, American actress and singer
1979 - Paris Latsis, Greek shipping heir
1979 - Richard Harwood, British cellist
1979 - Rashard Lewis, American basketball player
1979 - Sam Totman, English musician (Dragonforce)
1980 - Mike Hindert, American musician
1980 - Pat Noonan, American footballer
1980 - Sabine Klaschka, German tennis player
1980 - Michael Urie, American actor and director
1981 - Vanessa Amorosi, Australian singer and songwriter
1981 - Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player
1981 - Kaori Iida, Japanese singer and actress
1981 - Bradley McIntosh, British pop singer
1981 - Meagan Good, American actress
1982 - David Florence, British canoeist
1983 - Guy Burnet, British actor
1984 - Martrez Milner, American football player
1984 - Devon McTavish, American footballer
1985 - Brayan Ruiz, Costa Rican football player
1986 - Peyton List, American actress
1987 - Katie Leung, Scottish actress
1988 - Beatrice E M, Duchess of York gives birth to 6 lb 12 oz baby girl
1988 - Danilo Gallinari, Italian basketball player
1989 - Sesil Karatantcheva, Bulgarian tennis player
1995 - Malin Reitan, Norwegian singer



Deaths on August 8

117 - Mark Ulpius Trajanus, adopted son of emperor Nerva/emperor, dies
869 - Lotharius II, King of Middle-France (Lotharingen) (855-869), dies
869 - Lothair II of Lotharingia (b. 825)
1445 - Oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer
1506 - Sesshu Toyo, Zen monk/painter, dies in Yamaguchi Japan at 86
1553 - Girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478)
1555 - Oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494)
1588 - Alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter
1604 - Horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578)
1616 - Cornelis Ketel, Dutch portrait painter/poet, buried at 68
1631 - Konstantinas Sirvydas, Lithuanian lexicographer (b. 1579)
1684 - George Booth, 1st Baron Delamer (b. 1622)
1685 - Sassoferrato, [Giovanni B Salvi], Ital painter (Madonna), dies at 75
1694 - Antoine Arnauld [le grand Arnauld], French lawyer/theology, dies at 82
1700 - Matthias Henriksen Schacht, composer, dies at 40
1705 - Willem Roukens, mayor (Nimegen ort Nimeguen), beheaded
1747 - Madeleine de Verchères, New France heroine (b. 1678)
1759 - Karl Heinrich Graun, German composer, dies at 55
1788 - Louis FAD Duke the Richelieu, French marshal, dies at 92
1816 - Blas de Laserna, composer, dies at 65
1827 - George Canning, British minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 57
1828 - Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish naturalist (b. 1743)
1834 - Silvestro Palma, composer, dies at 80
1863 - Angus MacAskill known as 'Giant MacAskill', circus performer (b.1825)
1879 - Immanuel Hermann Fichte, German philosopher (b. 1797)
1887 - Alexander William Doniphan, American lawyer and soldier (b. 1808)
1888 - Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, composer, dies at 79
1897 - Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss cultural historian, dies at 79
1898 - Eugène Boudin, French painter (b. 1824)
1902 - Jean Y Y Tissot, French painter/illustrator, dies
1908 - Joseph [Maria] Olbrich, architect (Wiener Sezession), dies at 40
1911 - William P. Frye, American politician (b. 1830)
1918 - Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright, dies at 38
1921 - Juhani Aho, Fins journalist/writer (Panu, Tuomio), dies at 59
1928 - Stjepan Radic, founder/leader (Croatian Boer party), dies
1934 - Wilbert Robinson, baseball manager (Bkln Dodgers), dies
1940 - Johnny Dodds, American musician (b. 1892)
1944 - Erwin von Witzleben, German fieldmarshal, hanged at 62
1947 - Anton Ivanovich Denikin, Russian general (b. 1872)
1950 - Ernest F E Douwes Dekker, founder National-India Party, dies
1950 - Nicolai Yakovlevich Miaskovsky, composer, dies at 69
1950 - Fergus McMaster, Australian businessman (b. 1879)
1954 - Gino Tagliapietra, composer, dies at 67
1960 - Danton Walker, columnist (Broadway Spotlight), dies at 61
1961 - Charlie Gemora, actor (who portrayed King Kong), dies at 58
1961 - Franc N D Buchman, US theology (Moral Rearms), dies at 83
1961 - Méi Lánfāng, Chinese opera performer (b. 1894)
1963 - Sandor Jemnitz, composer, dies at 72
1965 - Shirley Hardie Jackson, US author (Road Through the Wall), dies at 45
1966 - Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer, dies at 63
1967 - Jaromir Weinberger, Czech/US composer (Czech Rhapsody), dies at 71
1969 - Sharon Tate, murdered by the Manson family at 26
1969 - Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German eugenicist and Nazi physician (b. 1896)
1972 - Andrea Feldman, American actor (b. 1948)
1973 - Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author and historian (b. 1898)
1974 - Baldur von Schirach, German author/nazi politician, dies at 67
1975 - Julian "Cannonball" Alderly, saxophonist/bandleader, dies of a stroke at 46
1976 - John Roselli, hired by CIA to kill Castro, found murdered
1979 - Nicholas Monsarrat, British novelist (b. 1910)
1980 - Aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician, dies at 63
1980 - Jacqueline Cochrane, US pilot/1st female faster than sound, dies at 70
1980 - Paul Triquet, French Canadian army officer (b. 1910)
1982 - Ferre Grignard, Belgian pop singer/painter (Crucified Jesus), dies
1982 - Hermine Heijermans, author (Snikken en Smartlapjes), dies at 80
1982 - Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist, dies at 62
1982 - Valeer van Kerkhove, Flemish writer/producer (De Weerlozen), dies
1982 - Eric Brandon, British racing driver (b. 1920)
1984 - Richard Deacon, actor (Mel Cooley-Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 62
1984 - Ellen Raskin, American author(b.1928)
1985 - Louise Brooks, actress (Pandora's Box), dies of a heart attack at 78
1987 - Danilo Blanuša, Croatian mathematician (b. 1903)
1988 - Alan Napier, actor (Alfred-Batman), dies at 85
1988 - Ramón Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1923)
1991 - Brad Davis, actor (Sybil, Midnight Express), dies of AIDS at 41
1991 - James B Irwin, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15), dies at 61
1991 - John Brasser, Zaans resistance fighter (White Ko), dies
1991 - Magdalena G Schenk, historical (Vorstenhuizen of our time), dies
1991 - Julissa Gomez, American gymnast (b. 1972)
1992 - Abul Qassim Khoei, Iraqi great-ayatollah/leader of Sjiieten, dies
1992 - Alison L Gertz, US aids-activist/Esquire women of year, dies of aids
1992 - Arthur Lang, US boxer/businessman, dies at 115
1992 - Eitan Berglas, Israeli banker/advisor, dies
1992 - Lou Krugman, actor (I Want to Live), dies of cancer at 78
1992 - Thomas J McIntyre, US, senator/writer (Fear Brokers), dies
1993 - Harry Bellaver, actor (Blue Collar, Old Man & the Sea), dies at 88
1993 - Lou van Raised, impresario, dies at 77
1993 - Roy London, US actor/director (Tiger Warsaw), dies of lymphoma at 50
1994 - Henriette Santer, clinical psychologist, dies at 62
1994 - Leonid Leonov, Russian playwright (Russky Lesson), dies at 95
1994 - Leonid Maksimovich Leonov, novelist/Playwright, dies at 94
1994 - Robin Cavendish, disabled Campaigner, dies at 64
1995 - David Begelman, film producer, dies at 73
1996 - Didi Duprat, French guitarist, dies at 69
1996 - Frank A Whittle, inventor of the Jet engine, dies at 89
1996 - George Richard Samways, children's writer, dies at 101
1996 - Herbert Huncke, writer, dies at 80
1996 - Julian Stryjkowski, writer, dies at 91
1996 - Nevill Francis Mott, physicist, dies at 90
1997 - Duncan Swift, jazz pianist, dies at 74
1998 - Mahmoud Saremi, Iranian journalist
2004 - Fay Wray, American actress (b. 1907)
2004 - Dimitris Papamichael, Greek actor (b. 1934)
2005 - Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (b. 1922)
2005 - Ahmed Deedat, Islamic scholar (b. 1918)
2005 - John H. Johnson, African-American publisher (b. 1918)
2005 - Gene Mauch, American baseball player (b. 1925)
2005 - Monica Sjöö, Swedish artist (b. 1938)
2005 - Ilse Werner, German actress (b. 1921)
2007 - Joybubbles, A notable phone phreak. (b. 1949)
2007 - Ma Lik, Chinese politician (b. 1952)
2007 - Melville Shavelson, American film director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
2008 - Orville Moody, American golfer (b. 1933)
2009 - Daniel Jarque, Spanish football player (b. 1983)
2010 - Patricia Neal, American actress (b. 1926)



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History, Births, and Deaths for August 8


70 - Tower of Antonia destroyed by Romans
870 - Kings Charles the Bare & Louis the German divide Lutherans
936 - German king Otto I the Great, crowned
1220 - Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula.
1322 - Emperor Godaigo, makes Sojiji monastery. chief monastery of Soto Sect
1502 - Jacobus IV of Scotland marries Margaretha Tudor
1509 - The Emperor Krishnadeva Raya is crowned, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire.
1549 - France declares war on England
1567 - Duke of Alva's army enters Brussels Belgium
1570 - Peace of Saint-Germain-and-Laye, more freedom for huguenots
1579 - Cornerstone is laid for Tycho Brahe's Uraniborg observatory
1585 - Pope Sixtus excommunicates Hendrik van Navarra (Henri IV)
1585 - John Davis enters Cumberland Sound in search of the Northwest Passage.
1588 - Sea battle at Grevelingen: English fleet battles Spanish armada
1605 - The city of Oulu, Finland, is founded by Charles IX of Sweden.
1609 - Venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei's telescope
1619 - Duke Maximilian I & Emperor Ferdinand II signs Treaty of Munchen
1647 - The Irish Confederate Wars and Wars of the Three Kingdoms: Battle of Dungans Hill - English Parliamentary forces defeat Irish forces.
1673 - Dutch battle fleet of 23 ships demands surrender of NYC
1700 - Denmark & Sweden sign peace treaty
1709 - 1st known ascent in hot-air balloon, Bartolomeu de Gusmao (indoors)
1758 - British troops occupy & plunder Cherbourg
1786 - Congress adopts silver dollar & decimal system of money
1786 - Jacques Balmat & Michel Paccard are 1st to climb to top of Mont Blanc
1788 - King Louis XVI calls French States & Generals together
1793 - The insurrection of Lyon occurs during the French Revolution.
1794 - Joseph Whidbey and George Vancouver lead an expedition to search for the Northwest Passage near Juneau, Alaska.
1796 - Boston African Society establishes with 44 members
1809 - 70 disciples of Gaon of Vilnus, arrive in Israel (Palestine)
1810 - Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib marries Maaroof, daughter of Nawab Ilahi Baksh, and moves to Delhi.
1814 - Peace negotiations begin in Ghent, Belgium
1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for exile on St Helena
1816 - Bavarian joins Saint Alliance
1829 - French govt of De Polignac forms
1831 - Battle of Hasselt - Dutch army drives out Belgian Army
1839 - Beta Theta Pi is founded in Oxford, Ohio.
1843 - Natal (in South Africa) is made a British colony
1844 - Brigham Young chosen Mormon Church head following Joseph Smith death
1853 - Russian fleet appears at Nagasaki Japan
1854 - Smith & Wesson patents metal bullet cartridges
1860 - Queen of Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) arrives in NYC
1863 - American Civil War: Tennessee's "military" Governor Andrew Johnson frees his personal slaves. During the early 20th century, the day was celebrated by blacks in Tennessee as a holiday.
1864 - Comet C/1864 N1 (Tempel) approaches within 0.0964 AUs of Earth
1864 - Red Cross forms in Geneva
1864 - Union troops/fleet occupy Fort Gaines, Alabama
1868 - Quake destroyes Arica Chile
1870 - Magic (US) defeats Cambria (Engld) in 2nd running of America's Cup
1870 - The Republic of Ploieşti, a failed Radical-Liberal rising against Domnitor Carol of Romania.
1876 - Dan O'Leacy completes 500 mile walk in 139h32m
1876 - Thomas Edison patents mimeograph
1882 - Snow falls on Lake Michigan
1890 - Daughters of American Revolution organizes
1900 - 1st Davis Cup tennis competition, named after Dwight Filley Davis, began at Longwood Cricket Club in Mass, & won by US 2 days later
1902 - 2nd Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in New York (3-2)
1903 - 3rd Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Boston (4-1)
1903 - In 11th an old black ball is put into play against Cleve, Tigers' Nap Lajoie protests ignored, he hurls ball out of park & forfeits game
1910 - The US Army installs the first tricycle landing gear on the Army's Wright Flyer.
1911 - The millionth patent is filed in the United States Patent Office by Francis Holton for a tubeless vehicle tire.
1911 - Public Law 62-5 sets the number of representatives in the United States House of Representatives at 435. The law would come into effect in 1913.
1913 - Richard Corfields "Camel Corps" opens "Mad Mullah" in Burao Somalia
1914 - 3rd pole expedition Ernest Shackleton "Endurance"
1914 - French troops under Gen Bonneau occupy Mulhouse at Elzas
1914 - Montenegro declares war on Germany
1916 - A's set AL record with 19th consecutive loss on road
1918 - Canada/Australian/British breakthrough with 600 tanks at Amiens
1918 - 6 US soldiers are surrounded by Germans in France, Alvin York is given command & shoots 20 Germans & captures 132 more
1919 - Treaty of Rawalpindi, British recognize Afghanistan's independence
1920 - Tigers beat Yanks 1-0 in shortest AL game, 73 minutes
1922 - Italian general strike broken by fascist terror
1922 - Pirates set record of 46 hits in a doubleheader (against Phillies)
1924 - British-Russian trade agreement signed
1925 - 1st national march of Ku Klux Klan (200,000) in Washington, DC
1929 - 1st airship flight around Earth flying eastward begins
1929 - German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight
1929 - Salem Oregon airport dedicated
1930 - St Louis Cards are 12 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant
1931 - Wash Senator Bob Burke no-hits Boston Red Sox, 5-0
1937 - Bonneville Dam on Columbia River begins producing power
1940 - 31 German aircrafts shot down over England
1940 - Battle of Britain began as Germany launches air attacks
1940 - The "Aufbau Ost" directive is signed by Wilhelm Keitel.
1941 - 20 divisions of Russian 6th/12th Army surrender at Oeman
1942 - "Monty" appointed commandant of British 8th Army at Alamein
1942 - 6 convicted Nazi saboteurs who landed in US executed in Wash DC
1942 - Dianthus sinks U-379
1942 - Russ anti-offensive of Voronezh under marshal Timosjenko
1943 - Common Chiefs of staff meet in Quebec
1943 - US amphibians land at St Agata on North coast of Sicily
1943 - Vegetables & fruit rationed in Holland
1944 - Canada/Polish troops occupy Cramesnil/Secqueville/Cintheaux/St-Aignan
1944 - US 15th Army corp occupies Le Mans
1945 - England & Aust Services draw 4th Victory Test
1945 - Pres Harry S Truman signs UN Charter
1945 - US, USSR, England & France sign Treaty of London
1945 - USSR declares war against Japan in WW II
1945 - USSR establishes a communist government in North Korea
1946 - India agrees to give Bhutan 32 sq miles
1946 - Dreyfuss family, owners of Pittsburgh Pirates since 1900, sells club to Frank McKinney & John Galbreath for $25 million
1946 - First flight of the Convair B-36.
1947 - Pakistan's National Flag is approved.
1948 - "Hold It!" opens at National Theater NYC for 46 performances
1949 - Bhutan, land of Dragon, becomes an independent monarchy
1950 - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA All-American Golf Open
1952 - Syngman Ree re-elected president of South-Korea
1953 - Russia's Georgi Malenkov reports possession of hydrogen bomb
1953 - US & South Korea initial a mutual security pact
1955 - Fidel Castro forms "July 26th Movement"
1955 - Geneva conference held to discuss peaceful uses of atomic energy
1956 - Fire & explosion kill 263 miners at Marcinelle, Belgium
1956 - WDIQ (now KMCT) TV channel 2 in Dozier, AL (PBS) begins
1957 - USSR offers Syria economic/military aid
1960 - "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini" hits #1
1960 - Ivory Coast declares independence
1960 - South Kasai secedes from the Congo.
1961 - Ham Tigercats (CFL) beat Buff Bills (NFL) 38-21 in Hamilton, Ontario
1961 - Verne Gagne beats Gene Kiniski in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
1963 - Great Train Robbery in England, £2.6 million ($7.3 million)
1963 - Kingsmen release "Louie, Louie," radio stations label it obscene
1963 - LA Dodgers F Howard & B Skowron are 3rd to hit consecutive pinch HRs
1963 - Verne Gagne beats Fritz Von Erich in Amarillo, to become NWA champ
1964 - "110 in the Shade" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 330 perfs
1964 - Dutch Opera forms in Amsterdam
1964 - Rolling Stones 1st Dutch concert
1965 - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open
1965 - Singapore leaves Malaysian Federation
1966 - Beatles' release "Revolver"
1966 - South Arican Broadcasting bans Beatles (Lennon's anti-Jesus remark)
1967 - Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore & Thailand meet to form Assn of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
1968 - Jarry Park is approved by Mayor Jean Drapeau for interim use by Expos
1968 - Race riot in Miami Florida
1968 - Republican convention in Miami Beach nominates Nixon for pres
1970 - NY Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37 (BTG was there)
1971 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1971 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Pepsi Golf Open
1972 - NY Yanks sign 30-year lease to play in remodeled Yankee Stadium
1973 - VP Spiro T Agnew says reports he took kickbacks are "damned lies" from govt contracts in Maryland. He vowed not to resign (Right!)
1974 - Pres Richard M Nixon announces he'll resign his office 12PM Aug 9
1976 - Chic White Sox suit up in shorts
1977 - Maurine Stuart, ordained as Zen priest by Eido Tai Shimano Roshi
1977 - Texas Rangers turn their 1st triple play (vs A's)
1978 - Pioneer-Venus 2 with 5 atmospheric probes launched toward Venus
1979 - Iraqi president Saddam Hussein executes 22 political opponents
1980 - LBV Conference Center & Club Lake Villas open
1982 - 64th PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Tulsa
1982 - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1983 - Brig Gen Efrain Rios Montt was deposed as president of Guatemela
1983 - Jury in KC, Mo, awards TV anchorwoman Christine Craft $500,000 in sex discrimination suit against KMBC-TV (later overturned)
1983 - Military coup in Guatemala, Pres Rios Montt flees
1984 - "Rink" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 204 performances
1984 - Carl Lewis wins 3rd (200m) of 4 gold medals in Summer
1984 - Milwaukee 10-game losing streak ends
1985 - Baseball's new agreement permits 2 new NL teams in 1993
1985 - Japan launches Planet A, a probe to Halley's comet
1986 - Record 3 grandslams in a game-(Harrah-Tex, Sheets & Dwyer-Orioles)
1986 - Altaf Hussain's address at Nishtar Park Karachi, announcing the establishment of the MQM political movement.
1987 - Brewers' Rob Deer struck-out 5 times in a game
1987 - Lynne Cox became 1st to swim from US to Russia across Bering Strait
1987 - Pakistan all out 708 v England at The Oval, Botham 3-217
1988 - -11] Army in Rangoon shoots on students, 5-10,000 killed
1988 - 9th US Seniors Golf Open: Gary Player
1988 - Angola, Cuba & South Africa sign cease fire treaty
1988 - Discovery of most distant galaxy (15 * 10 ^ 12 light yrs) announced
1988 - Duchess of York gives birth to 6 lb 12 oz baby girl
1988 - Goose Gossage registers career save #300
1988 - Jennifer Levin's parents file $25M suit against Dorrian Red Hand Bar
1988 - Jose Canseco becomes 11th to get 30 HRs & 30 steals in a season
1988 - Matt Biondi swims US record 200m freestyle (1:47.72)
1988 - Minn Twins pull 2nd triple-play of year & beat Cleve 6-2
1988 - Renovated Central Park Zoo reopens after 4 years
1988 - Russian troops begin pull out of Afghanistan after 9 year war
1988 - Sec of State Shultz narrowly escapes assassin attempt in Bolivia
1988 - South Africa declares cease-fire in Angola
1988 - Temperature hits high of 88 on 8/8/88 in NYC
1988 - Cubs & Phillies attempt to play 1st night game ever at Wrigley Field but are rained out in 4th inning with Chicago leading, 3-1
1988 - The "8888 Uprising" occurs in Burma.
1989 - US space shuttle STS-28 launched
1990 - Balt Orioles pull their 10th triple play (1-6-3 vs Oakland)
1990 - Carlton Fisk ties Johnny Bench hitting 327 HRs as a catcher
1990 - Iraq annexes Kuwait as its 19th province
1990 - Pete Rose begins 5-ms prison term at Marion (IL) Federal prison camp
1991 - Billy Preston charged with exhibiting porno to a minor
1991 - Carlos Santana pleads no contest to marijuana possession charge
1991 - Gary Oldman, actor (State of Grace), arrested for drunk driving
1991 - Shite Moslems release British hostage John McCarthy
1991 - With two months left, White Sox set new home attendance (2,150,951)
1991 - The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses.
1992 - Actress Barbara Hershey weds artist Stephen Douglas
1992 - Lou Whitaker hits his 200th career HR
1993 - Calif state senator Tom Hayden (54) weds actress Barbara Williams (40)
1993 - Dana Lofland wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic Dormann at Stratton Mt
1993 - Tropical storm Bret ravages Venezuela, about 100 killed
1995 - Jeff King of Pirates is 16th NL player to HR twice in one inning
1997 - Mariners Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Chic White Sox
2000 - Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor.
2007 - An EF2 tornado touches down in Kings County and Richmond County, New York State, the most powerful tornado in New York to date and the first in Brooklyn since 1889.
2008 - Georgian invasion into South Ossetia. Begin of five-day war between Georgia and Russia.



Births on August 8

1079 - Emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107)
1518 - Conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561)
1571 - John Ward, composer
1586 - Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen
1605 - Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675)
1617 - Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary)
1646 - Godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723)
1653 - Jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar
1673 - John Ker, Scottish spy (d. 1726)
1693 - Laurent Belissen, composer
1694 - Francis Hutcheson, Irish philosopher (d. 1746)
1705 - Gustaaf Imhoff, gov of Ceylon (1736-40)/gov of Neth-Indies (1743-50)
1720 - Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish politician (d. 1796)
1732 - Johann C Adelung, German linguist/librarian
1746 - Hieronymus van Alphen, Dutch attorney/poet (church songs)
1755 - Luigi Marchesi, composer
1763 - Charles Bulfinch, Boston Mass, 1st US pro architect (Mass State House)
1805 - Antoon Jurgens, Dutch margarine manufacturer
1807 - Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish novelist (d. 1892)
1812 - John Rodgers II, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1882
1814 - Esther Hobart Morris, suffragist/anti-slavery activist
1819 - Charles Anderson Dana, Asst Secy War, (Union) died in 1897
1820 - Winfield Scott "Old Swet" Featherston, Army Brig General (Confederate)
1823 - Theodule Augustin Ribot, painter
1824 - Maria Alexandrovna (Marie of Hesse), Tsarina of Russia (d. 1880)
1835 - James William Forsyth, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1906
1839 - Nelson Appleton Miles, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1925
1852 - Barend Barendse, actor/director (Wandering Jew)
1857 - Cecile Chaminade, composer
1857 - Henry Osborn, Conn, paleontologist/author (52 Years of Research)
1861 - William Bateson, English biologist (originator of term "genetics")
1864 - Henri de Vries, [Van Walterop], Dutch actor (Cleopatra, White Cargo)
1866 - Matthew A Henson, 1st Black to reach North Pole (Jun 4 1909)
1871 - William Henry Squire, composer
1875 - Artur da Silva Bernardes, President of Brazil (d. 1955)
1879 - Emiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary, peasant leader
1879 - Bob Smith, American founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1950)
1880 - Earle Page, Australian politician (d. 1961)
1881 - Paul L E von Kleist, German general-fieldmarshal (Eastern Front)
1881 - Albert Kesselring, German field marshal (d. 1960)
1882 - Ladislas Starevich, Polish animator (d. 1965)
1884 - Sara Teasdale, US, poet (1st Pulitzer Prize-1918-"Love Songs")
1886 - Daniel Ruyneman, composer
1886 - Pietro Alessandro Yon, composer
1887 - Esme Percy, London England, actor (Old Spanish Custom)
1887 - J C Heldring, Dutch businessman
1887 - Malcolm Keen, Bristol England, actor (Uncle Chris-Mama)
1887 - Ullrich Haupt, Prussia, actor (Morocco, Du Barry-Woman of Passion)
1889 - Jack Ryder, cricketer (athletic Australian all-rounder & captain)
1891 - Adolf Busch, German violinist (d. 1952)
1892 - Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Spanish footballer (d. 1922)
1895 - Law Pendleton, US, wrestler/actor (Laughing Lady)
1896 - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Wash DC, writer (Yearling)
1898 - Paul Belmondo, French sculptor (Bathing Woman, Orleans)
1898 - Alexis Minotis, Greek actor (d. 1990)
1900 - Josephine Holt Bay, 1st woman to head a firm on NY stock exchange
1900 - Victor Young, Chic Ill, orch leader (Milton Berle Show, In Old Calif)
1901 - Ernest O Lawrence, Canton SC, inventor (Cyclotron-Nobel 1939)
1902 - Paul A M Dirac, England, physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1933)
1903 - August Cool, Belgian union leader/minister of state
1904 - Istvan Szelenyi, composer
1904 - Achille Varzi, Italian race car driver (d. 1948)
1905 - Andre Jolivet, Paris France, composer (L'Eunuque)
1905 - Nino Martini, Verona Italy, actor (Here's to Romance)
1905 - Wachtang Ananjan, writer
1906 - Andre Demedts, Flemish writer (Rainfall of the Days)
1907 - Benny Carter, NYC, musician/composer (Easy Money, King Carter)
1908 - Arthur J Goldberg, Ill, UN ambassador/Supreme Court justice (1962-65)
1908 - Chivu Stoica, premier of Romania (1955-61)
1909 - Bill Voce, cricketer (England left-arm bodyline bowler)
1910 - Francisco Brochado Da Rocha, PM of Brazil (1962)
1910 - Sylvia Sidney, Bronx NY, actress (WKRP, Sabotage, Beetlejuice, Demon)
1911 - Rosetta LeNoire, NYC, actor (Grandma Winslow-Family Matters)
1912 - Daniel Mann, Brooklyn, director (Willard, Butterfield 8)
1913 - Axel Stordahl, Staten Island NY, orch leader (Frank Sinatra Show)
1913 - Daan Wildschut, painter/glazenier/author
1913 - Robert T Stafford, (Sen-R-VT, 1971-88)
1914 - Arthur Holt, politician
1915 - Jumbo Elliott, American track coach (d. 1981)
1918 - Rory Calhoun, LA Calif, actor (Capitol, Motel heck, Bill-Texan)
1919 - Dino De Laurentiis, Torre Annunziata Italy, producer (King Kong)
1920 - Don Cook, foreign Correspondent
1920 - Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (d. 2006)
1920 - Jimmy Witherspoon, American singer (d. 1997)
1921 - Roger Nixon, composer
1921 - John Herbert Chapman, British physicist (d. 1979)
1921 - Webb Pierce, American singer (d. 1991)
1921 - Vulimiri Ramalingaswami, Indian medical scientist (d. 2001)
1922 - Michael Parkin, journalist
1922 - Rory Calhoun, actor (Blue & Gray, Judson Tyler-Capitol)
1922 - Rudi Gernreich, designer (1st women's topless swimsuit, miniskirt)
1922 - Gertrude Himmelfarb, American historian
1923 - Esther Williams, Inglewood Cal, actress/swimmer (Dangerous when Wet)
1924 - Thomas Beversdorf, composer
1925 - Jack Stoddart, designer/socialist
1925 - Alija Izetbegović, Bosniak politician (d. 2003)
1926 - Richard Anderson, Long Beach NJ, actor (Oscar Goldman-6 Million $ Man)
1926 - Webb Pierce, West Monroe La, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
1927 - Elis Juliana, Antillian writer/poet (Lady of the Night: A flower)
1927 - Jim Weaver, (Rep-D-OR, 1975- )
1927 - Juri Kasakow, writer
1927 - Johnny Temple, American baseball player (d. 1994)
1928 - Ken Scowcroft, English insurance magnate/multi-millionaire
1928 - Don Burrows, Australian musician
1929 - Josef Suk, Prague Czechoslovakia, violinist (Artist of Merit-1977)
1929 - Rose Nyland, writer
1929 - Larisa Bogoraz, Soviet dissident (d. 2004)
1930 - Jerry Tarkanian, basketball coach (Calif State, UNLV, 625-122)
1930 - Joan Mondale, wife of US vice-president Walter Mondale (1977-81)
1930 - Nita Talbot, NYC NY, actress (Supertrain, Here We Go Again)
1930 - Terry Nation, writer (Dr Who, Blake 7)
1931 - Jonathan Elkus, composer
1932 - Jimmy Witherspoon, singer
1932 - Mel Tillis, Pahokee Fl, country singer (Who's Julie, M-M-Mel)
1932 - Luis García Meza Tejada, Bolivian dictator
1933 - Joe Tex, singer/songwriter (Hold What You've Got)
1933 - Joe Tex, American singer (d. 1982)
1934 - Julian C Dixon, (Rep-D-California, 1979- )
1935 - Ron Marlenee, (Rep-R-MT, 1977- )
1935 - Sandy Horn, lesbian activist
1935 - Donald P. Bellisario, American television producer
1935 - John Laws, Australia radio personality
1936 - Don Bowden, US, 1st American to run a sub 4 min mile
1936 - Frank Howard, baseball player (NL Rookie of the Year 1960)
1936 - Keith Barron, Mexborough England, actor (At Earth's Core, Baby Love)
1937 - Dustin Hoffman, LA, actor (Graduate, Tootsie, Kramer vs Kramer)
1937 - Louis Neefs, Belgian singer
1938 - Connie Stevens, Bkln, singer/actress (Hawaiian Eye, Back to Beach)
1938 - Jacques Hetu, composer
1939 - Philip E Baisley, Augusta Va, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57)
1939 - Viorica Viscopoleanu, Romania, long jumper (Oly-gold-68)
1939 - William Alden Hibbard, composer
1939 - Alexander Watson, American ambassador and diplomat
1940 - Dilip Sardesai, cricketer (high scoring Indian batsman of 60's)
1942 - Jay David, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show)
1944 - Hans van Eijk, Dutch rock guitarist (Jumping Jewels)
1944 - Michael Johnson, rocker
1944 - Brooke Bundy, American actress
1944 - John Renbourn, English musician
1946 - French W Weisglas, Dutch MP (VVD)
1946 - Robin M Tallon, (Rep-D-SC, 1983- )
1946 - James W. Lewis, American convicted extortionist
1947 - Jose Cruz, leftfielder (St Louis Cards, Houston Astros)
1947 - Larry Wilcox, SD Calif, actor (Lassie, Officer Jon Baker-CHiPs)
1948 - Svetlana Y Savitskaya, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-12, T-15A)
1949 - Airrion Love, US singer (Stylistics-16 Bars)
1949 - Bela Magyari, Hungary, cosmonaut
1949 - Keith Carradine, San Mateo Calif, actor (Young Guns, Pretty Baby)
1949 - Ricardo Londoño, Colombian racing driver
1950 - Willie Hall, rocker
1951 - Martin Brest, Bronx NY, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
1951 - Phil Carlson, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1979)
1951 - Mamoru Oshii, Japanese film director
1951 - Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (d. 1994)
1952 - Robin Quivers, radio/TV personality (Howard Stern's sidekick)
1952 - Jostein Gaarder, Norwegian author
1952 - Sudhakar Rao, Indian cricketer
1953 - "Sweet" Lou Dunbar, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)
1953 - Donny Most, Bkln NY, actor (Ralph Malph-Happy Days)
1953 - Don Most, American actor
1954 - Nigel Mansell, formula-1 racer (Portugal Grand Prix-1990)
1955 - Ali Score, rock drummer (Flock Of Seagulls)
1955 - Diddú, Icelandic soprano and songwriter
1955 - Herbert Prohaska, Austrian footballer
1956 - Chris Foreman, guitarist (Madness-Burning Down the House)
1956 - David Grant, Jamaica, singer/songwriter (Stop & Go, Heaven Knows)
1956 - Wes Chandler, Florida, WLAF wide receiver coach (Rhein Fire)
1956 - Branscombe Richmond, American actor
1957 - Dieuwertje Blok, Dutch TV hostess
1957 - Nancy Glass, TV broadcaster (American Journal)
1958 - Chris[sie Boy] Foreman, rock guitarist (Madness)
1958 - Deborah Norville, news anchor (Today Show, Inside Edition)
1958 - Harry Crosby, LA Calif, actor (Friday the 13th)
1958 - Cecilia Roth, Argentine actress
1959 - Rikki Rockett, rocker (Poison-Every Rose Has a Thorn)
1959 - Ronald Weigel, German DR speed walker (5 km indoor)
1960 - Ulrich Maly, German politician
1961 - Bruce Matthews, NFL guard/center (Houston Oilers)
1961 - Charmaine Crooks, Jamaica, Canadian 4X400m relayer (Oly-silver-1984)
1961 - Paul Jackson, rocker
1961 - The Edge, [Dave Evans], London, rock guitarist (U2-I Will Follow)
1961 - Daniel House, American music executive
1961 - Rikki Rockett, American drummer (Poison)
1962 - Charmaine Crooks, Mandeville JAM, Can 800m runner (Oly-84, 88, 92, 96)
1962 - Jim Sweeney, NFL center/guard (Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers)
1962 - Suzee Pai, Toledo Ohio, actress (Big Trouble in Little China)
1963 - Carol Lewis, Willingboro NJ, high jumper (Olympic-9th-1984)
1963 - Ron Karkovice, Union NJ, catcher (Chic White Sox)
1963 - Jon Turteltaub, American director
1963 - Stephen Walkom, Canadian ice hockey official and executive
1964 - Harry Lee "Butch" Reynolds, US, 400m runner (world record)
1964 - Paul Taylor, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler in one Test 1993)
1964 - Anastasia Ashman, American writer
1965 - Akitoshi Saito, wrestler (NJPW)
1965 - Angus Fraser, cricketer (England right-arm pace bowler 1989- )
1965 - Kate Langbroek, Australian media personality
1965 - Aaron Abeyta, American musician
1966 - Chris Eubank, English boxer
1966 - John Hudek, American baseball player
1967 - Ben Fouchee, Kuruman S Afr, Canadian Tour golfer (1987 S Afr Amateur)
1967 - Howard Cross, NFL tight end (NY Giants)
1967 - Lorraine Pearson, Romford Essex, rock vocalist (5 Star-Silk & Steel)
1967 - Margo Malowney, Saint John New Brunswick, volleyball player (Oly-96)
1967 - Jessica Moore, Italian actress
1967 - Lee Unkrich, American director and film editor
1968 - Abey Kuruvila, cricketer (promising Bombay fast bowler)
1968 - Matthew Lane, Wellington NZ, Nike golfer (1991 S Australian Open-4th)
1968 - Patricia Arquette, NYC actress (Ed Wood, Pretty Smart)
1968 - Suzy Hamilton, US olympic 1500m runner
1969 - Divine Brown, [Estelle Marie Thompson], SF, prostitute (Hugh Grant)
1969 - Jerome Henderson, NFL cornerback (NY Jets, Phila Eagles)
1969 - Dick Togo, Japanese professional wrestler
1970 - Amaia Arruti, LPGA golfer
1970 - Catriona Fallon, Burlingame Calif, rower (Olympics-4th-92, 96)
1970 - Trev Alberts, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
1970 - Pascal Duquenne, Belgian actor
1971 - John Raposo, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
1971 - Marcello Simmons, CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts)
1971 - Steve Hinton, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)
1972 - Axel Merckx, Belgian bicycle racer
1972 - Lüpüs Thünder, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
1973 - Shane Lee, cricket all-rounder (NSW & Somerset, Australian ODI 1995-)
1973 - Senta Moses, American actress
1973 - Scott Stapp, American singer (Creed)
1974 - Andrei Mezin, NHL goaltender (Team Belarus, Oly-98)
1974 - Scott D'Amore, Canadian professional wrestler and manager
1974 - Andy Priaulx, British race car driver
1976 - Liraz Mesilaty, Miss Universe-Israel (1996)
1976 - JC Chasez, American singer (*NSYNC)
1976 - Tawny Cypress, American actress
1976 - Drew Lachey, American singer
1976 - Seung-Yeop Lee, Korean baseball player
1976 - Jeff Simmons, American race car driver
1977 - Kurt Bernard, Costa Rican footballer
1977 - Szilard Nemeth, Slovak footballer
1977 - Lindsay Sloane, American actress
1977 - Rocky Thompson, Canadian ice hockey player
1977 - Mohammad Wasim, Pakistani cricketer
1978 - Alan Maybury, Irish footballer
1978 - Louis Saha, French footballer
1978 - Miho Shiraishi, Japanese actress
1978 - Countess Vaughn, American actress and singer
1979 - Paris Latsis, Greek shipping heir
1979 - Richard Harwood, British cellist
1979 - Rashard Lewis, American basketball player
1979 - Sam Totman, English musician (Dragonforce)
1980 - Mike Hindert, American musician
1980 - Pat Noonan, American footballer
1980 - Sabine Klaschka, German tennis player
1980 - Michael Urie, American actor and director
1981 - Vanessa Amorosi, Australian singer and songwriter
1981 - Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player
1981 - Kaori Iida, Japanese singer and actress
1981 - Bradley McIntosh, British pop singer
1981 - Meagan Good, American actress
1982 - David Florence, British canoeist
1983 - Guy Burnet, British actor
1984 - Martrez Milner, American football player
1984 - Devon McTavish, American footballer
1985 - Brayan Ruiz, Costa Rican football player
1986 - Peyton List, American actress
1987 - Katie Leung, Scottish actress
1988 - Beatrice E M, Duchess of York gives birth to 6 lb 12 oz baby girl
1988 - Danilo Gallinari, Italian basketball player
1989 - Sesil Karatantcheva, Bulgarian tennis player
1995 - Malin Reitan, Norwegian singer



Deaths on August 8

117 - Mark Ulpius Trajanus, adopted son of emperor Nerva/emperor, dies
869 - Lotharius II, King of Middle-France (Lotharingen) (855-869), dies
869 - Lothair II of Lotharingia (b. 825)
1445 - Oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer
1506 - Sesshu Toyo, Zen monk/painter, dies in Yamaguchi Japan at 86
1553 - Girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478)
1555 - Oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494)
1588 - Alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter
1604 - Horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578)
1616 - Cornelis Ketel, Dutch portrait painter/poet, buried at 68
1631 - Konstantinas Sirvydas, Lithuanian lexicographer (b. 1579)
1684 - George Booth, 1st Baron Delamer (b. 1622)
1685 - Sassoferrato, [Giovanni B Salvi], Ital painter (Madonna), dies at 75
1694 - Antoine Arnauld [le grand Arnauld], French lawyer/theology, dies at 82
1700 - Matthias Henriksen Schacht, composer, dies at 40
1705 - Willem Roukens, mayor (Nimegen ort Nimeguen), beheaded
1747 - Madeleine de Verchères, New France heroine (b. 1678)
1759 - Karl Heinrich Graun, German composer, dies at 55
1788 - Louis FAD Duke the Richelieu, French marshal, dies at 92
1816 - Blas de Laserna, composer, dies at 65
1827 - George Canning, British minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 57
1828 - Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish naturalist (b. 1743)
1834 - Silvestro Palma, composer, dies at 80
1863 - Angus MacAskill known as 'Giant MacAskill', circus performer (b.1825)
1879 - Immanuel Hermann Fichte, German philosopher (b. 1797)
1887 - Alexander William Doniphan, American lawyer and soldier (b. 1808)
1888 - Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, composer, dies at 79
1897 - Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss cultural historian, dies at 79
1898 - Eugène Boudin, French painter (b. 1824)
1902 - Jean Y Y Tissot, French painter/illustrator, dies
1908 - Joseph [Maria] Olbrich, architect (Wiener Sezession), dies at 40
1911 - William P. Frye, American politician (b. 1830)
1918 - Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright, dies at 38
1921 - Juhani Aho, Fins journalist/writer (Panu, Tuomio), dies at 59
1928 - Stjepan Radic, founder/leader (Croatian Boer party), dies
1934 - Wilbert Robinson, baseball manager (Bkln Dodgers), dies
1940 - Johnny Dodds, American musician (b. 1892)
1944 - Erwin von Witzleben, German fieldmarshal, hanged at 62
1947 - Anton Ivanovich Denikin, Russian general (b. 1872)
1950 - Ernest F E Douwes Dekker, founder National-India Party, dies
1950 - Nicolai Yakovlevich Miaskovsky, composer, dies at 69
1950 - Fergus McMaster, Australian businessman (b. 1879)
1954 - Gino Tagliapietra, composer, dies at 67
1960 - Danton Walker, columnist (Broadway Spotlight), dies at 61
1961 - Charlie Gemora, actor (who portrayed King Kong), dies at 58
1961 - Franc N D Buchman, US theology (Moral Rearms), dies at 83
1961 - Méi Lánfāng, Chinese opera performer (b. 1894)
1963 - Sandor Jemnitz, composer, dies at 72
1965 - Shirley Hardie Jackson, US author (Road Through the Wall), dies at 45
1966 - Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer, dies at 63
1967 - Jaromir Weinberger, Czech/US composer (Czech Rhapsody), dies at 71
1969 - Sharon Tate, murdered by the Manson family at 26
1969 - Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German eugenicist and Nazi physician (b. 1896)
1972 - Andrea Feldman, American actor (b. 1948)
1973 - Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author and historian (b. 1898)
1974 - Baldur von Schirach, German author/nazi politician, dies at 67
1975 - Julian "Cannonball" Alderly, saxophonist/bandleader, dies of a stroke at 46
1976 - John Roselli, hired by CIA to kill Castro, found murdered
1979 - Nicholas Monsarrat, British novelist (b. 1910)
1980 - Aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician, dies at 63
1980 - Jacqueline Cochrane, US pilot/1st female faster than sound, dies at 70
1980 - Paul Triquet, French Canadian army officer (b. 1910)
1982 - Ferre Grignard, Belgian pop singer/painter (Crucified Jesus), dies
1982 - Hermine Heijermans, author (Snikken en Smartlapjes), dies at 80
1982 - Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist, dies at 62
1982 - Valeer van Kerkhove, Flemish writer/producer (De Weerlozen), dies
1982 - Eric Brandon, British racing driver (b. 1920)
1984 - Richard Deacon, actor (Mel Cooley-Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 62
1984 - Ellen Raskin, American author(b.1928)
1985 - Louise Brooks, actress (Pandora's Box), dies of a heart attack at 78
1987 - Danilo Blanuša, Croatian mathematician (b. 1903)
1988 - Alan Napier, actor (Alfred-Batman), dies at 85
1988 - Ramón Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1923)
1991 - Brad Davis, actor (Sybil, Midnight Express), dies of AIDS at 41
1991 - James B Irwin, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15), dies at 61
1991 - John Brasser, Zaans resistance fighter (White Ko), dies
1991 - Magdalena G Schenk, historical (Vorstenhuizen of our time), dies
1991 - Julissa Gomez, American gymnast (b. 1972)
1992 - Abul Qassim Khoei, Iraqi great-ayatollah/leader of Sjiieten, dies
1992 - Alison L Gertz, US aids-activist/Esquire women of year, dies of aids
1992 - Arthur Lang, US boxer/businessman, dies at 115
1992 - Eitan Berglas, Israeli banker/advisor, dies
1992 - Lou Krugman, actor (I Want to Live), dies of cancer at 78
1992 - Thomas J McIntyre, US, senator/writer (Fear Brokers), dies
1993 - Harry Bellaver, actor (Blue Collar, Old Man & the Sea), dies at 88
1993 - Lou van Raised, impresario, dies at 77
1993 - Roy London, US actor/director (Tiger Warsaw), dies of lymphoma at 50
1994 - Henriette Santer, clinical psychologist, dies at 62
1994 - Leonid Leonov, Russian playwright (Russky Lesson), dies at 95
1994 - Leonid Maksimovich Leonov, novelist/Playwright, dies at 94
1994 - Robin Cavendish, disabled Campaigner, dies at 64
1995 - David Begelman, film producer, dies at 73
1996 - Didi Duprat, French guitarist, dies at 69
1996 - Frank A Whittle, inventor of the Jet engine, dies at 89
1996 - George Richard Samways, children's writer, dies at 101
1996 - Herbert Huncke, writer, dies at 80
1996 - Julian Stryjkowski, writer, dies at 91
1996 - Nevill Francis Mott, physicist, dies at 90
1997 - Duncan Swift, jazz pianist, dies at 74
1998 - Mahmoud Saremi, Iranian journalist
2004 - Fay Wray, American actress (b. 1907)
2004 - Dimitris Papamichael, Greek actor (b. 1934)
2005 - Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (b. 1922)
2005 - Ahmed Deedat, Islamic scholar (b. 1918)
2005 - John H. Johnson, African-American publisher (b. 1918)
2005 - Gene Mauch, American baseball player (b. 1925)
2005 - Monica Sjöö, Swedish artist (b. 1938)
2005 - Ilse Werner, German actress (b. 1921)
2007 - Joybubbles, A notable phone phreak. (b. 1949)
2007 - Ma Lik, Chinese politician (b. 1952)
2007 - Melville Shavelson, American film director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
2008 - Orville Moody, American golfer (b. 1933)
2009 - Daniel Jarque, Spanish football player (b. 1983)
2010 - Patricia Neal, American actress (b. 1926)



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History, Births, and Deaths for August 9


48 BC -Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.
378 - Battle of Adrianople, Visigoth Calvary defeats Roman Army
681 - Bulgaria is founded as a Khanate on the south bank of the Danube, after defeating the Byzantine armies of Emperor Constantine IV south of the Danube delta.
1173 - Construction of the Tower of Pisa begins, and it takes two centuries to complete.
1329 - Quilon the first Indian Diocese was erected by Pope John XXII and Jordanus was appointed the first Bishop
1378 - Cardinals declare pope Urbanus VI lawless (anti christian/devil)
1483 - Opening of the Sistine Chapel
1559 - Willem of Orange becomes viceroy of Holland/Zealand/Utrecht
1596 - Henry van Cuyk becomes bishop of Roermond
1638 - Jonas Bronck of Holland becomes 1st European settler in Bronx
1655 - Lord Protector Cromwell divides England into 11 districts
1666 - Rear Admiral Robert Holmes leads a raid on the Dutch island of Terschelling, destroying 150 merchant ships in the Vlie estuary, and pillaging the town of West-Terschelling, an act later known as "Holmes's Bonfire".
1673 - Admiral Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge recaptures NY
1673 - Dutch recapture NY from English; regained by English in 1674
1726 - Netherlands signs Covenant of Hannover
1757 - English Ft William Henry, NY, surrenders to French & Indians troops
1778 - Captain Cook reaches Cape Prince of Wales, Bering straits
1790 - Columbia returns to Boston after 3 year journey, 1st ship to carry US flag around the world
1803 - 1st horses arrive in Hawaii
1810 - Napoleon annexes Westphalia as part of the First French Empire.
1829 - "Stourbridge Lion" locomotive goes into service
1830 - Louis-Philippe formally accepts crown of France, following abdication of Charles X
1831 - 1st US steam engine train run (Albany to Schenectady, NY)
1832 - King Leopold I of Belgium marries Louisa Maria
1841 - Erie boat in Buffalo NY catches fire; 242 die
1842 - US-Canada border defined by Webster-Ashburton Treaty
1848 - Austria & Sardinia sign cease fire
1848 - Barnburners (anti-slavery) party merges with Free Soil Party nominateing Martin Van Buren for president
1849 - Hungarian Republic crushed by Austria & Russia
1854 - Henry David Thoreau publishes "Walden"
1855 - Battle of Acapulco during Mexican Liberal uprising
1859 - Elevator patented
1862 - Battle of Cedar Mountain VA (Slaughter Mountain, Southwest Mountain)
1862 - Berlioz' opera "Beatrice et Benedict," premieres in Baden-Baden
1862 - Prelude to 2nd Manassas, Jackson is victorious at Battle of Cedar Mt, however Gen Charles S Winder is killed
1864 - Battle of Ft Morgan AL
1890 - 1st 44 Javans arrive in Suriname, to work 5 year on sugar plantations
1893 - 1st US bowling magazine, Gut Holz, published in NY
1901 - 34-35°N/98-99°W open for US colonization
1902 - Edward VII of England crowned after death of his mother Victoria
1902 - Edward VII is crowned king of the United Kingdom.
1905 - Mistaking her husband for a burglar, Ty Cobb's mother kills him
1907 - The first Boy Scout encampment concludes at Brownsea Island in Southern England.
1910 - Alva Fisher patents electric washing machine
1914 - German submarine U-15 sinks British cruiser
1915 - British attack at Chanak Bair at Gallipolis
1918 - Reds manager Christy Mathewson suspects Hal Chase of taking bribes to fix games, & suspends him "for indifferent play"
1920 - Bulgarian & allied Peace of Neuilly-sur-Seine goes into effect
1923 - NY State Golf Assoc formed
1925 - Only time Babe Ruth pinch-hit for, Bobby Veach flies out
1930 - 113°F (45°C) at Perryville, Tennessee (state record)
1930 - Betty Boop debuts in Max Fleischer's animated cartoon Dizzy Dishes
1930 - Percy Williams runs world record 100m (10.3 sec)
1936 - Jesse Owens wins 4th gold medal at Berlin Olympics
1941 - Winston Churchill reaches Newfoundland for 1st talk with FDR
1942 - 200 Jews escape Mir Ghetto in Poland
1942 - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 7th Symphony performed in Leningrad
1942 - Vice-Adm Mikawa lands at Guadalcanal, Solomon Island
1942 - Mahatma Gandhi & 50 others arrested in Bombay after passing of a "quit India" campaign by the All-India Congress
1943 - Bertolt Brecht's "Leben des Galilei," premieres in Zurich
1944 - 12 workers of Dutch illegal paper "Trouw," executed at Camp Vught
1944 - Smokey Bear debuts as spokeman for fire prevention
1944 - US 79th/90th division enter Le Mans
1945 - US drops 2nd atomic bomb "Fat Man" on Japan destroys part of Nagasaki
1946 - 1st time all major-league baseball games (8) are played at night
1950 - Lusty Song wins Hambletonian
1951 - Dutch Korea volunteers win US Collective Unit Citation
1952 - General strike against overtime conscription in Belgium
1953 - Premier Mohammed Abdullah of Kashmir, fired
1956 - 1st state-wide, state-supported educational TV network, Alabama
1956 - South African women demonstrate against pass laws
1957 - 24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 22, All-Stars 12 (75,000)
1960 - Race riot in Jacksonville Florida
1961 - James B Parsons is 1st black appointed to Federal District Court
1963 - Britains rock TV show, Ready Steady Go, premieres
1963 - NY Met Roger Craig's NL record-tying 18-game losing streak ends
1964 - 1st Rolling Stones concert in Netherlands
1964 - Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational
1964 - Bunning continues pitching perfectly to NY Mets until 2 outs in 5th, when Joe Christopher beats out a bunt. He totals 15 innings
1965 - Fire in Titan II silo in Searcy Arkansas, 53 die
1965 - Singapore gains independence from Malaysia (National Day)
1967 - Biafran offensive against Nigerian army
1967 - KYAY TV channel 39 in West Monroe, LA (IND) begins broadcasting
1968 - Yugoslav president Tito visits Prague
1969 - "Zorba" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 305 performances
1969 - Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders
1970 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1970 - Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 US exchange students explodes
1971 - Le Roy (Satchel) Paige inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame
1972 - Rockwell receives NASA contract to construct Space Shuttle
1973 - Henry McCullough & Denny Seiwell quit Wings
1973 - USSR launches Mars 7
1974 - Richard Nixon resigns presidency, VP Gerald Ford becomes 38th pres
1975 - 1st NFL game in Louisiana Superdome, Houston beats Saints 13-7
1975 - Dodger Davey Lopes steals record 32nd consec base without being caught
1975 - Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Colgate European Ladies Golf Open
1976 - Clive Lloyd scores double-ton in 120 mins, WI v Glamorgan
1976 - Pitt Pirate John Candelaria no-hits LA Dodgers, 2-0
1976 - USSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth
1977 - Chris Old completes a century in 37 mins, Yorks v Warwicks
1977 - NHL refuses merger of 6 WHA clubs
1977 - The military-controlled Government of Uruguay announces that it will return the nation to civilian rule through general elections in 1981 for a President and Congress.
1978 - USSR performs (underground) nuclear test
1978 - Yanks score 5 in bottom of 9th beat Brewers 8-7
1979 - English seaside resort Brighton gets 1st British nude beach
1980 - Belgian constitution revised
1981 - 52nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
1981 - 6 English lifeguards set relay swim record English Channel (7:17)
1981 - 63rd PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots a 273 at Atlanta AC Ga
1981 - All star MVP: Gary Carter (Mont Expos)
1981 - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA West Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1981 - NL beats AL 5-4 in 52nd All Star Game (Cleveland Stadium)
1984 - Daley Thomas of Britain sets decathalon record (8,847) in LA Cal
1984 - STS 41-D vehicle again moves out to launch pad
1986 - "Honky Tonk Nights" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 4 perfs
1987 - "Les Miserables," opens at Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv
1987 - 69th PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots 287 at PGA Natl Palm Beach
1987 - LA Rams beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27 in London, England (NFL expo)
1987 - Mary Beth wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
1988 - Cubs beat Mets 6-4 in their 1st official night game at Wrigley Field
1988 - Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for $15-$20 millions
1988 - Just 1 day after 8/8/88 NY's daily number is 888
1990 - 12 Arab leaders agree to send pan-Arab forces to protect Saudi Arabia
1990 - Soyuz TM-10 lands
1992 - "Streetcar Named Desire" closes at Ethel Barrymore NYC after 137 perf
1992 - 25th Olympic Summer games closes in Barcelona, Spain
1992 - Florence Descampe wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mt
1992 - Last day of Test Cricket for David Gower
1992 - Record temperature in Berlin-Dahlem 99.3°F (37.4°C)
1993 - King Albert II of Belgium, crowned
1994 - Phil Rizzuto Hall of Fame Night
1994 - Stanley Betrian put in charge of Curacao
1997 - Security guard Abner Louima, attacked by NYC police
1997 - Yanks break Minn Twins Brad Radke's string of 12 straight wins
1999 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.
1999 - The Diet of Japan enacts a law establishing the Hinomaru and Kimi Ga Yo as the official national flag and national anthem.
2001 - US President George W. Bush announces his support for federal funding of limited research on embryonic stem cells.


Births on August 9

1201 - Arnold Fitz Thedmar, English chronicler (d. 1274)
1593 - Izaak Walton, England, biographer/fisherman/writer (Compleat Angler)
1611 - Henry earl of Nassau-Siegen, colonel/governor of Hulst Neth
1631 - John Dryden, English poet/playwright (Heroic Stanzas) [NS=Aug 19]
1648 - Johann Michael Bach, German composer (d. 1694)
1653 - John Oldham, English poet (d. 1683)
1669 - Eudoxia Lopukhina, Tsarina of Russia (d. 1731)
1674 - František Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect (d. 1766)
1677 - Jacob Campo Weyerman, South Neth's adventurer/painter/writer
1686 - Benedetto Marcello, Venice It, composer (Lettera Famigliare) [or 7/24]
1690 - Lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri, composer
1696 - Jozef Wenceslas, monarch of Liechtenstein/general
1718 - Placidus Cajetan von Camerloher, composer
1722 - Augustus William, Prince of Prussia (d. 1758)
1726 - Francesco Cetti, Italian Jesuit scientist (d. 1778)
1757 - Thomas Telford, Scottish civil engineer (d. 1834)
1758 - Bruno Dalberg/Anonymus Belga, [Petrus the Wacker van Zon], writer
1776 - Amedeo Avogadro, Tuin Italy, 6.022 x 10 ^ 23 (Avogadro's Law)
1781 - Michael Umlauf, composer
1783 - Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1801)
1797 - Charles Robert Malden, British naval officer (d. 1855)
1805 - Joseph Locke, English railway and civil engineer (d. 1860)
1808 - William Thomas Ward, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1809 - William Barret Travis, commander at Battle of the Alamo
1819 - William Thomas Green Morton, dentist, used ether (HOF 1920)
1823 - Daniel Marsh Frost, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1900
1824 - Simon Goodell Griffin, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1825 - Elisha Ferry, (Gov-R-Wash, 1872-80, 1889-93)
1834 - Elias Alvares Lobo, composer
1845 - Xavier Mellery, Belgian painter/illustrator
1845 - André Bessette, Canadian religious figure (d. 1937)
1847 - Maria Victoria al Pozzo della Cisterna, queen consort of Spain (d. 1876)
1861 - Wilhelm Berger, composer
1869 - Randle Ayrton, Chester England, actor (Manxman)
1872 - Archduke Joseph August of Austria, Austrian field marshal (d. 1962)
1875 - Albert William Ketelbey, Aston England, composer (Wonder Worker)
1875 - Reynaldo Hahn, French composer, conductor, music critic and diarist
1883 - George Hoyt, NBA hall of fame referee (elected 1961)
1884 - Maria "Mary" Beekman, actress (Genius against Violence)
1887 - Abraham Schierbeek, Dutch biologist (Swammerdam)
1888 - Hans Oster, German major general/spy/July 20th plotter
1890 - Cesar Cortinas, composer
1890 - Eino Kaila, Finnish psychologist/philosopher
1890 - Sandor Jemnitz, composer
1891 - Max Tak, Dutch violinist/radio commentator
1892 - Charles Delaney, NYC, actor (Air Police, Lonesome Trail)
1895 - Fred Badcock, cricketer (swing bowler in NZ's 1st Test matches)
1895 - Nat Pendleton, Davenport IA, Olympic wrestler/actor (Reckless)
1896 - Jean Piaget, Switz, pioneer developmental psychologist/zoologist
1896 - Leonide Massine, choreographer (Diaghilev Ballet Russe 1914-20)
1896 - Erich Hückel, German physicist (d. 1980)
1897 - Ralph Wyckoff, American pioneer in x-ray crystallography
1898 - David de Jong, Dutch writer (Mutiny on the Canal)
1899 - Armand Salacrou, French playwright
1899 - Pamela Lyndon Travers, writer (Mary Poppins)
1899 - P. L. Travers, Australian author (d. 1996)
1901 - Charles Farrell, Cape Cod Mass, actor (Vern-My Little Margie)
1902 - Zino Francescatti, Marseilles France, violinist (NY Phil-1939)
1903 - Tom Tyler, [Vincent Markowsky], Port Henry NY, actor (Mummy's Hand)
1905 - Elizabeth Lane, 1st female British supreme court justice
1905 - Leo Genn, London England, actor (Affair in Monte Carlo)
1907 - Berta Waterstradt, writer
1909 - John Baur, museum director/author (American Paintings in 19th Century)
1909 - Adam von Trott zu Solz, German diplomat (d. 1944)
1910 - Robert H van Gulik, Dutch diplomat/writer (Judge Ti)
1911 - Khurshed Meher-Homji, cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper 1936)
1911 - Robert McCormick, Danville Ky, NBC newscaster (Current Opinion)
1911 - William A Fowler, US, astrophysicist (Nobel 1983)
1911 - Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer (d. 2001)
1913 - Harry Mills, singer (Mills Brothers-Paper Moon)
1913 - Herman Talmadge, (Sen-D-Ga, Watergate Committee)
1914 - Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian conductor
1914 - Gordon Cullen, architect
1914 - Tove Jansson, Finnish author (Moomins) (d. 2001)
1914 - Joe Mercer, English footballer (d. 1990)
1915 - Haim Alexander, composer
1918 - Robert Aldrich, US director/producer (Dirty Dozen)
1919 - Joop [Johannes] den Uyl, Dutch Premier (PVDA, 1973-77)
1919 - Ralph Houk, baseball manager (Yankees, Tigers)
1920 - Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist and writer
1921 - J James Exon, (Sen-D-Nebraska, 1979- )
1921 - Ernest Angley, televangelist
1922 - Philip Larkin, Coventry England, writer (North Ship, Jill)
1923 - Gerrit Kouwenaar, Dutch literary
1925 - Robert Heppener, composer (Hymns & Conversations, Movie Music)
1925 - David A. Huffman, creator of Huffman coding (d. 1999)
1926 - Denis Atkinson, cricketer (WI all-rounder, 219 v Australia 1955)
1926 - Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch jazz historian (Mister Jazz)
1927 - Marvin Minsky, Artifical intelligence computer scientist (MIT)
1927 - Robert Shaw, England, actor (Deep, Jaws, Sting, Black Sunday)
1927 - Daniel Keyes, American author
1928 - Bob Cousy, NBA guard (Boston Celtics, 1957 MVP)
1930 - Betty Boop, animation
1931 - Mark Weinberg, South African/British fiancier/multi-millionaire
1931 - Chuck Essegian, American baseball player
1932 - John Gomery, Canadian jurist
1933 - Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Japanese television personality and children's author
1935 - George S Leotsakos, composer
1936 - Julián Javier, American baseball player
1938 - Dick Anthony Williams, Chicago Ill, actor (Our Family Honor)
1938 - Rod Laver, Australia, tennis ace (1962, 1969 Grand Slam)
1938 - Leonid Kuchma, Ukrainian politician
1938 - Otto Rehhagel, German football manager
1939 - Billy Henderson, rocker (Spinners-That's What Girls Are Made For)
1939 - Claude Osteen, baseball pitcher (Cin Reds)
1939 - Max Neuhaus, composer
1939 - Tony Budge, English contractor/tank maker/multi-millionaire
1939 - Brito, Brazilian footballer
1940 - Beverlee McKinsey, Okla, actress (Iris-Another World, Guiding Light)
1942 - David Steinberg, Winnipeg Canada, comedian/director (End)
1942 - Miguel Littin, actor (Promised Land, Alsino & Condor)
1942 - Tommie Agee, American baseball player (d. 2001)
1943 - Ken Norton, American boxer
1944 - Smokey the Bear, named after NYC fireman Smokey Joe Martin
1944 - Gerrit Jan Wolffensperger, Dutch MP (D66)
1944 - Sam Elliott, Sacramento Calif, actor (Big Chill, Fatal Beauty)
1944 - Terry Jenner, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1971-75)
1944 - Viv Prince, rocker (Pretty Things)
1945 - Ken Norton, heavyweight boxing champ/TV panelist (Gong Show)
1945 - Posy Simmonds, English cartoonist
1946 - Maarnus Gerritsen, Dutch rocker (Golden Earring)
1946 - Rinus Gerritsen, Dutch rock bassist/keyboardist (Golden Earring)
1946 - Jim Kiick, American football player
1947 - Barbara Mason, US singer (Yes, I'm Ready)
1948 - Bill Campbell, American baseball player
1949 - Jonathan Kellerman, American writer
1950 - Roelof S "Roel" Bakker, Dutch actor/director (Love Potion)
1952 - Vicki Morgan, Colo Springs Colo, mistress (Beautiful Bad Girl)
1952 - Prateep Ungsongtham Hata, Thai politician
1955 - Doug Williams, Louisiana, NFL QB (Tampa Bay Bucaneers, Wash Redskins)
1955 - John E. Sweeney, American politician
1955 - Peter Schmuck, American sportswriter
1957 - Melanie Griffith, actress (Working Girl, Milk Money, Now & Then)
1958 - Amanda Bearse, actress (Marcy Rhodes-Married With Children)
1958 - Greg Chaisson, heavy metal rocker (Badlands-Dreams in the Dark)
1959 - Diane Williams, Hahn AFB Ger, singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel)
1959 - Kurtis Blow, NYC, rapper (Krushgroove-The Breaks)
1961 - Brad Gilbert, Oakland CA, tennis star
1961 - John Key, New Zealand politician
1961 - Amy Stiller, American actress
1962 - Jim Johnson, New Hope, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
1962 - John Williams, NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns)
1962 - Michael Colnroy, Modern English, rocker
1963 - Lonnie Quinn, Cheshire Conn, actor (Will Cooley-All My Children)
1963 - Whitney Houston, Newark NJ, singer (One Moment in Time, Bodyguard)
1964 - Brett Hull, Belleville Ont, NHL right wing (St Louis Blues, USA)
1964 - Yuri Khmylev, Moscow Rus, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
1964 - Hoda Kotb, American television news anchor
1965 - Ezra Polley, Georgetown Kentucky, pitcher (NY Yankees)
1965 - John Smith, Del City Okla, 62kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-2 gold-88, 92)
1965 - Kyle Kyle, Kensington Pa, rock bassist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
1966 - Pat Petersen, LA Calif, actor (Michael-Knots Landing)
1966 - Vinny Del Negro, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
1967 - Debbie Spence, San Jose Cal, tennis star
1967 - Deborah Lee, Hamilton Ontario, LPGA golfer (1989 National Amat France)
1967 - Deion Sanders, NFL cornerback/wide reciever (Dallas Cowboys and NY Yankees)
1967 - Elexa Wills/Orrange, Orange Texas, long jumper/triple jumper
1968 - Gillian Anderson, Chicago IL, actress (X-Files)
1968 - Jay Stacy, Aust field hockey midfielder (Oly-4th/silver-88, 92, 96)
1968 - Eric Bana, Australian actor
1968 - Sam Fogarino, American musician (Interpol)
1968 - Joseph McGinty Nichol, American film producer and director
1969 - Troy Percival, Fontana CA, pitcher (California Angels)
1970 - Chris Gedney, NFL tight end (Chic Bears, Arizona Cardinals)
1970 - Rod Brind'amour, Ottawa, NHL center (Phila Flyers, Team Canada 98)
1970 - Chris Cuomo, American TV journalist
1970 - Thomas Lennon, American actor
1970 - Arion Salazar, American musician (Third Eye Blind)
1971 - Alan Allen, NFL/WLAF wide receiver (NY Jets, London Monarchs)
1971 - David Merritt, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
1971 - Mary Joe Fernandez, Dom Rep, tennis player (US National 16s)
1971 - Nikki Schieler, Norwalk Calif, playmate (Sep, 1997)
1971 - Scott Karl, Fontana CA, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
1971 - Davide Rebellin, Italian cyclist
1971 - James Kim, technology reporter (d. 2006)
1972 - Elizabeth Vassey, Raleigh NC, actress (Emily Martin-All My Children)
1972 - Eric Zomalt, NFL strong safety (Phila Eagles)
1972 - Robert Peal, Chicago Ill, dance skater (& Margot Contois)
1972 - Silvia Ramon-Cortes, Barcelona Spain, tennis star (1994 Futures-Vigo)
1972 - Juanes, Colombian singer
1972 - A-Mei, Taiwanese singer
1973 - James McKeehan, tight end (Tennessee Oilers)
1973 - Jay Hagood, tackle (NY Jets)
1973 - Jimmy King, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
1973 - Jochen Molling, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
1973 - Larry Stallworth, WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)
1973 - Filippo Inzaghi, Italian footballer
1973 - Kevin McKidd, Scottish actor
1974 - Derek Fisher, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
1974 - Tremayne Allen, tight end (Chicago Bears)
1974 - Kirill Reznik, American politician
1974 - Nicola Stapleton, English actress
1975 - Mathew James Coad, Wellington NZ, 100m/200m runner (Olympics-96)
1975 - Mike Lamb, American baseball player
1976 - Jessica Capshaw, American actress
1976 - Rhona Mitra, English actress
1976 - Aled Haydn Jones, Radio 1's The Chris Moyles show Producer
1977 - Mikael Silvestre, French footballer
1977 - Jason Frasor, American baseball player
1977 - Chamique Holdsclaw, American basketball player
1977 - Adewale Ogunleye, American football player
1978 - Audrey Tautou, French actress
1979 - Alizah Allen, NYC NY, figure skater (1997 North Atlantic Sr champ)
1979 - Jessica Gregory, Miss Massachusetts Teen USA (1997)
1980 - Ryu Seung-beom, South Korean actor
1981 - Li Jiawei, Singaporean Olympic table tennis player
1982 - Tyson Gay, American sprinter
1982 - Danieal Manning, American football player
1983 - Ashley Johnson, actress (Chrissy-Growing Pains)
1983 - Shane O'Brien, Canadian hockey player
1984 - Paul Gallagher, Scottish footballer
1984 - Saori Horii, Japanese gravure idol
1985 - Luca Filippi, Italian racing driver
1985 - Hayley Peirsol, American swimmer
1985 - JaMarcus Russell, American football player
1986 - Vanessa Morley, American actress
1989 - Stefano Okaka Chuka, Italian footballer
1989 - Rakesh Parmar, Coolest Kid You'll Ever Know
1990 - Adelaide Kane, Australian actress
1991 - Hansika Motwani, Indian actress


Deaths on August 9

117 - Mark Ulpius Trajanus, emperor of Rome (98-117)
117 - Trajan, Roman Emperor (b. 53)
378 - Flavius Valens, emperor of Byzantium (364-78), dies in battle at 50
803 - Irene, Byzantine empress/wife of emperor Leo IV, dies
1048 - Pope Damasus II [Poppo] dies in Rome, after reigning for only 23 days
1107 - Emperor Horikawa of Japan (b. 1079)
1173 - Najm ad-Din Ayyub, father of Saladin
1250 - King Eric IV of Denmark (b. 1216)
1420 - Pierre d'ailly/Peter de Alliaco, French theologist/cardinal, dies
1516 - Jeroen Bosch, painter (Garden of the Lusten), dies at 66
1534 - Cardinal Cajetan, Italian theologian (b. 1470)
1601 - Michael the Brave, Prince of Wallachia (b. 1558)
1612 - Ottavio M Frangipani, Pope elect, dies
1613 - Giovanni Righi, composer, dies at 36
1634 - Pieter I de Jode, Flemish publisher, dies
1634 - William Noy, English jurist (b. 1577)
1652 - John Both, landscape painter/etcher, dies at about 37
1668 - Francois Anguier, French sculptor, dies at about 64
1672 - Jose Ximenez, composer, dies at 70
1710 - Gabriel Schutz, composer, dies at 77
1720 - Simon Ockley, English orientalist (b. 1678)
1727 - Johann Philipp Treiber, composer, dies at 52
1738 - Pierre Drevet, French engraver, dies
1744 - James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos, English patron of the arts (b. 1673)
1763 - John Althuysen, Fries vicar/poet (Frysk Jierboek), dies at 47
1806 - Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia Christian, composer, dies at 33
1816 - Johann August Apel, German jurist and writer (b. 1771)
1835 - Claus Nielsen Schali, composer, dies at 78
1837 - Xavier Sigalon, French painter (b. 1787)
1848 - Frederick Marryat, English captain/author (Mr Midshipman Easy), dies
1854 - Frederik Augustus II, king of Saxon (1836-54), dies at 57
1862 - Joseph Bennett Plummer, US Union-brig-gen, dies at 42 or 46
1886 - Samuel Ferguson, Northern Irish poet and artist (b. 1810)
1888 - Charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet, dies at 45
1888 - Isaac Strauss, composer, dies at 82
1892 - Matthias de Vries, linguistic (spelling), dies
1896 - Otto Lilenthal, aircraft pioneer, killed during a glider test at 48
1904 - Friedrich Ratzel, German social-geographer (Lebensraum), dies at 59
1915 - Henry Longbottom, English lieutenant, dies in battle
1919 - Ernst Haeckel, German philosopher (Social Darwinism), dies at 85
1919 - Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (Pagliacci), dies at 62
1924 - Jacob P Vis, Dutch founder (NV Royal Salt Industries), dies at 66
1928 - Frederik II W, grand duke of Baden (1907-18), dies at 71
1929 - Heinrich Zille, German cartoonist (Simplicissimus), dies at 71
1942 - Edith Stein, German philosopher, dies
1945 - Harry Hillman, American athlete (b. 1881)
1946 - A E E Vogler, cricketer (South Africa, 15 Tests, 64 wkts), dies
1949 - Harry Davenport, actor (Cowboy & Lady, Enchanted Forest), dies at 83
1955 - Marion Eugene Bauer, composer, dies at 57
1957 - Carl Clauberg, Nazi doctor (b. 1898)
1958 - Felipe Boero, composer, dies at 74
1959 - Emil Frantisek Burian, composer, dies at 55
1961 - Walter Bedell Smith, US general/WW II chief of staff, dies at 75
1962 - Hermann Hesse, German/Swiss poet/author (Nobel 1946), dies at 85
1965 - Creighton Hale, silent film actor (Cat & Canary), dies at 83
1966 - Gosta Nystroem, composer, dies at 75
1967 - Anton Walbrook, actor (Laura, I Accuse), dies of heart attack at 66
1967 - Joe Orton, English actor/playwright (Leaf, Murdered), dies at 34
1969 - Abigail Folger, US, coffee magnate (Folgers), murdered
1969 - George P Marshall, NFL president (Washington Redskins), dies at 72
1969 - Robert Lehman, US multi-millionaire/director (Met Museum of Art), dies
1969 - Sharon Tate, actress (Valley of Dolls), killed by Manson's gang at 26
1969 - Voyteck Freykowski, US director, murdered
1969 - Wojciech Frykowski, Polish writer (murdered) (b. 1936)
1969 - Jay Sebring, American hair stylist (murdered) (b. 1933)
1969 - Steven Parent, American student (murdered) (b. 1951)
1972 - Bill Berns, commentator (Television Screen Magazine), dies at 53
1972 - Richard Elsasser, composer, dies at 45
1973 - Charlie Daniels, US swimmer (Olympics-4 gold-1904, 08), dies at 88
1973 - Dean Corll, shot, he raped & killed 26 boys
1974 - Bill Chase, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1934)
1975 - Dimitri D Shostakovitch, composer (Sun Over Motherland), dies at 68
1975 - Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer (b. 1906)
1976 - Jose Lezama Lima, Cuban poet/novelist, dies at 65
1976 - Max Vredenburg, composer, dies at 72
1977 - Edward Chapman, actor (Promoter, Rembrandt), dies at 75
1978 - James G Cozzens, US writer (Guard of Honor, Pulitzer), dies at 74
1978 - Johan Daisne, [Thiery], Belgian writer (Lago Maggiore), dies at 66
1979 - Allan Frank, actor (Charade Quiz), dies at 64
1979 - Walter O'Malley, CEO (Dodgers), dies at 75
1979 - Raymond Washington, founder of Los Angeles, California gang, the Crips
1980 - Elliott Nugent, actor (Romance), dies
1980 - Oleg Grigoryevich Kononenko, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 41
1980 - P K "Perker" Lee, cricketer (Australian bowler 1931-33, 2 Tests), dies
1980 - Jacqueline Cochran, American aviatrix (b. 1906)
1982 - Aleksandr A Alekseyev, Russian director, dies
1985 - Clive Churchill, Australian rugby league footballer (b. 1927)
1986 - Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Belgian cyclist, dies at 77
1987 - Kees de Galan, Dutch economist, dies at 55
1988 - Alan Napier, (Alfred the Butler-Batman), dies at 85
1988 - Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer (b. 1905)
1990 - Dorothy Appleby, actress (Small Town Boy, Paradise Express), dies
1990 - Joe Mercer, English footballer (b. 1914)
1991 - Corrie Hartong, dance pioneer, dies
1992 - Christopher Todd, [Todd Wangberg], dies of AIDS at 30
1992 - Jan van Baal, antropologist/gov Dutch New-Guinea, dies
1992 - Patrick A Devlin, England, judge/lead house of Lords, dies
1992 - Thomas J McIntyre, (Sen-NH, 1963-79), dies at 77
1993 - Mohamed M Tabet, commissar of Casablanca, raped 518, executed at 54
1994 - Aartje W "Mien" van It Sant-van Bommel, author, dies at 93
1994 - Clarence Ford, sax player, dies at 64
1994 - Toby Rowland, theatrical manager, dies at 77
1995 - Jerry Garcia, rock vocalist (Grateful Dead), dies at 53
1995 - John Schofield, journalist, dies at 29
1995 - Willem Noordhoek, photographer, dies at 78
1996 - James Whitman McLamore, businessman, dies at 70
1996 - Kenneth Fleetwood, fashion Designer, dies at 65
1996 - Ruth Holland, journalist, dies at 54
1999 - Fouad Serageddin, Egyptian politician (b. 1910)
2000 - John Harsanyi, Hungarian-born economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1920)
2000 - Nicholas Markowitz-kidnapped and murdered by Jesse James Hollywood (b. 1984)
2002 - Paul Samson, British guitarist (Samson) (b. 1953)
2002 - Peter Neville, anarchist, sociologist, and peace activist
2003 - Ray Harford, English footballer and manager (b. 1945)
2003 - Gregory Hines, American actor and dancer (b. 1946)
2003 - Jacques Deray, French film director (b. 1929)
2003 - Chester Ludgin, American baritone (b. 1925)
2004 - Robert Lecourt, French politician and president of the European Court of Justice (b. 1908)
2004 - Tony Mottola, American guitarist (b. 1918)
2004 - David Raksin, American film director (b. 1912)
2005 - Matthew McGrory, American actor (b. 1973)
2005 - Judith Rossner, American novelist (b. 1935)
2006 - James van Allen, American physicist (b. 1914)
2006 - Philip E. High, science fiction author (b. 1914)
2007 - Joe O'Donnell, American documentary photographer, photojournalist (b. 1922)
2008 - Bernie Mac, American comedian, actor.(b. 1957)
2008 - Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian prominent poet and writer of prose.(b. 1941)
2010 - Ted Stevens, American politician (b. 1923)



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History, Births, and Deaths for August 10


612 BC - Killing of Sinsharishkun, King of Assyrian Empire. Destruction of Nineveh.
70 - "2nd Temple" of Jews is set aflame (approx)
610 - In Islam, the traditional date of the Laylat al-Qadr, when Muhammad began to receive the Qur'an.
654 - Pope Eugene I elected to succeed Martinus I
843 - Treaty of Verdun: Brothers Lotharius I, Louis the German & Charles the Bare divide France
955 - Battle at Lech: German king Otto I beats Hungarians
955 - Battle of Lechfeld: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor defeats Magyars, ending 50 years of Magyar invasion of the West.
991 - Battle of Maldon: English, led by Bryhtnoth, confront a band of inland-raiding Vikings near Maldon in Essex. The English are defeated and the story is immortalised in a well-known poem.
1304 - -11] Battle at Zierik Sea: Dutch & French fleet beat Flemish fleet
1316 - Second Battle of Athenry
1461 - Alfonso ed Espina, bishop of Osma urges for an Inquistion in Spain
1497 - John Cabot tells King Henry VII of his trip to "Asia"
1500 - Portuguese sea captain Diego Diaz is first European to sight Madagascar
1511 - Portugese troops occupy parts of Malakka
1512 - Battle at Brest: English fleet beats France
1519 - Magellan's 5 ship set sail to circumnavigate Earth
1557 - Battle at St Quentin: Lamoraal of Egmont & Philibert beat France
1566 - Iconoclasm begins
1585 - English Queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: Aid for Neth
1622 - County Maine appended on John Mason/Fernandino Gorges
1627 - Cardinal Richelieu begins siege of La Rochelle
1628 - Wasa sinks at Stockholm, 50 killed
1653 - Sea battle at Heijde, English fleet beats Dutch
1664 - Austria/Turkey signs Peace of Vásvár
1675 - King Charles II lays foundation stone of Royal Observatory, Greenwich
1675 - Portuguese-Jewish synagogue opens in Amsterdam
1678 - Netherlands & France signs peace treaty in Nijmegen
1680 - In N Mex, Popé leads rebellion of Pueblo Indians against Spaniads
1680 - The Pueblo Revolt begins in New Mexico.
1743 - Earliest recorded prize fighting rules formulated
1759 - Carlos III becomes king of Spain
1774 - 1st Surinam newspaper (1st Wednesday Suriname) begins publishing
1776 - American Revolutionary War: word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.
1787 - Mozart completes his "Eine small Nachtmusik"
1787 - Turkey declares war on Russia
1790 - Robert Gray's Columbia, completes 1st American around world voyage
1792 - Mobs in Paris attack palace of Louis XVI
1809 - Ecuador declares independence from Spain (National Day)
1821 - Missouri admitted as 24th US state
1822 - Antioch Syria, hit by Earthquake; about 20,000 die
1827 - Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada)
1831 - Former slave Nat Turner leads uprising against slavery
1831 - Hurricane hits Barbados; about 1,500 die
1833 - Chicago incorporates as a village of about 200
1835 - Mob of whites & oxen pulled black school to a swamp out of Canaan NH
1846 - Congress charters "nation's attic," Smithsonian Institution
1856 - Hurricane washes away 2-300 revelers at Last Island, Louisiana
1861 - Battle of Wilson's Creek MO (Springfield, Oak Hills)-Gen Lyon killed
1862 - Battle of Nueces River TX
1866 - Transatlantic cable laid-Pres Buchanan spoke to Queen Victoria
1869 - O B Brown patents moving picture projector
1876 - 1st phone call between Brantford & Paris, Canada
1877 - Big Hole River: Col John Gibbon murders Nez-Perce indians
1877 - Phillies & Expos play a doubleheader that ends at 3:23 AM
1885 - Leo Daft opens America's 1st coml operated electric streetcar (Balt)
1887 - Excursion train crashes killing 101. (Chatsworth, Illinois)
1888 - NY Giant pitcher Tim Keefe sets a 19 game win streak record
1889 - Dan Rylands patents screw cap
1893 - Chinese deported from SF under Exclusion Act
1895 - 1st Queen's Hall Promenade Concerto (Wagners "Rienzi")
1897 - Automobile Club of Great Britain established (now: Royal Auto Club)
1900 - 1st Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in Boston (3-0)
1901 - Chic White Sox Frank Isbell strands record 11 teammate base runners
1904 - Angelo G Roncalli (Pope John XXIII) becomes a priest
1904 - Dutch newspaper Volk fires gay journalist Jacob de *bleep*
1904 - Japanese fleet defeat Russians off Port Arthur
1904 - Yankees Jack Chesbro ends string of 30 consecutive complete games
1906 - Pope Pius X bans Associations cults
1907 - Prince Scipone Borchesi wins Beijing to Paris, 7,500 mile auto rally
1909 - Algemeene Netherland Toonkunstenars Ver (ANTV) begins
1911 - Parliament Act reduces power of House of Lords
1913 - 2nd Balkan War ends, Treaty of Bucharest, Bulgaria loses
1914 - At Luik, German 12"/16.5" guns reach Belgian boundary
1914 - German battle cruiser Goeben reaches Dardanellen/Turkey joins Germany
1914 - German troops reconquer Mulhouse in Elzas
1914 - Royal Nationally Steuncomite forms
1916 - Turks annex Persian city Hamadan from Russia
1919 - Ukrainian National Army massacres 25 Jews in Podolia Ukraine
1920 - Allies recognize Poland, Czechoslovakia & Romania
1920 - Treaty of Sèvres (Allies & Turkey)
1920 - Turkish Govt renounces its claim to Israel, recognizes British mandate
1921 - FDR stricken with polio at summer home on Canadian Is of Campobello
1925 - Hurricane strikes Borculo, 4 die
1926 - Italian-Spanish peace treaty signed
1929 - Grover Alexander beats Phils 7-1 for his 373rd & last NL win
1932 - A 5.1-kg (11.2-pound) chondrite-type meteorite breaks into at least seven pieces and lands near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri.
1934 - Babe Ruth announces this is his final season as full time player
1936 - 114°F (46°C) at Plain Dealing, Louisiana (state record)
1936 - 120°F (49°C) at Ozark, Arkansas (state record)
1938 - 119°F (48°C), Pendleton, Oregon (state record)
1939 - 2nd Dutch De Geer govt forms (1st with Social Democrats)
1940 - Prince Bernhard Fund forms
1941 - FDR & Churchill's 2nd meeting at Placentia Newfoundland
1942 - Gen B Montgomery becomes commandant British 8th leader in N Africa
1943 - Dutch submarine attacks Island Hertenbeest in NW Bali
1943 - Gen Patton calls injured soldier "cowardly"
1943 - Hitler watches lynching of allied pilots
1944 - Braves Red Barrett throws only 58 pitches to shut out Cin Reds 2-0
1944 - Race riots in Athens Alabama
1944 - US recaptures Guam from Japanese
1944 - US/French offensive at Alencon
1945 - Japan announces willingness to surrender to Allies provided status of Emperor Hirohito remained unchanged
1948 - ABC enters network TV at 7 PM (WJZ, NY)
1948 - Allen Funt's "Candid Camera" TV debut on ABC
1948 - Bradman scores 133* Aust v Lancashire, 216 mins, 17 fours
1948 - WABC TV channel 7 in New York, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
1949 - Ezzard Charles TKOs Gus Lesnevich in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1949 - Natl Military Establishment renamed Dept of Defense
1952 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA All American Women Golf Tournament
1954 - Neth Indonesian Union breaks up
1954 - Sir Gordon Richards retires as a jockey with record 4,870 wins
1954 - At Massena, New York, the groundbreaking ceremony for the St. Lawrence Seaway is held.
1956 - 23rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 26, All-Stars 0 (75,000)
1957 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 - Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Macktown Golf Open
1960 - Discoverer 13 launched into orbit; returned 1st object from space
1960 - Nicolaas Jouwe forms PANA in New-Guinea
1961 - England applies for membership in European Common Market
1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1964 - WJSP TV channel 28 in Columbus, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1965 - Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 82 km
1966 - 1st lunar orbiter launched by US
1966 - Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again
1968 - Race riot in Miami, Chicago & Little Rock
1968 - Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Concord Golf Open
1969 - Don Sutton breaks his 13-game losing streak to Cubs with a 4-2 win
1969 - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Stroh's-WBLY Golf Open
1970 - Jim Morrison is tried in Miami on "lewd & lascivious behavior"
1971 - 16 baseball researchers form Society for American Baseball Research
1971 - Twins' Harmon Killebrew is 10th to amass 500 HRs, & adds his 501st
1972 - 1 million kg heavy meteorite grazes atmosphere above Canada
1972 - Paul & Linda McCartney are arrested in Sweden on drug possession
1973 - 1st BART train travels thru transbay tube to Montgomery St Station
1974 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate-European American Golf Open
1975 - 57th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 276 at Firestone Akron
1975 - David Frost purchases exclusive rights to interview Nixon
1977 - US & Panamana sign Panama Canal Zone accord
1977 - USSR performs (underground) nuclear test
1977 - Postal employee David Berkowitz arrested in Yonkers NY, accused of being "Son of Sam" 44 caliber killer
1978 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1979 - Ecuador adopts its constitution
1979 - Wings release "Getting Closer" & "Baby's Request"
1980 - 62nd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 274 at Oak Hill NY
1980 - 8th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Pat Bradley
1980 - Allen, most powerful hurricane in Caribbean hits Brownsville, Tx
1981 - Coca-Cola Bottling Co agrees to pump $34 million into black business
1981 - Pete Rose, 3,631 career hit, breaks Stan Musial's NL hit record
1981 - Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closes
1984 - Mary Decker trips on heel of Zola Budd during 3,000m Olympic run
1985 - Oakland A's Dave Kingman is 21st to hit 400 HRs (off Matt Young at Seattle)
1985 - Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle song) for $47 million
1985 - Uno Lindstron of Sweden, juggles a soccer ball 13.11 miles
1986 - "Me & My Girl" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 1420 performances
1986 - Betsy King wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
1986 - Billy Martin Day, his uniform number 1 retired
1986 - Marquis Theater opens at 1535 Broadway NYC
1986 - Pitcher Bob Forsch grand slams to lead Cards to a 5-4 win over Pirates
1987 - Flight Readiness Firing of Discovery's main engines is successfully
1987 - Kevin Gross is 2nd pitcher in 8 days to be ejected for scuffing ball
1988 - Matt Biondi swims world record 100m free style (48.42 sec)
1988 - Rodrigo Borja installed as president of Ecuador
1988 - UN estimates Asia's population hits 3 billion
1989 - A's bat out of order against White Sox in 3rd inning
1989 - Australia 0-301 at end of day one, 5th Test Cricket at Trent Bridge
1990 - US's Magellan spacecraft lands on Venus
1990 - The Massacre of more than 127 Muslims in North East Sri Lanka by paramilitaries.
1991 - "Little Night Music" closes at New York State NYC after 7 perfs
1991 - NFL sportscaster Paul Maquire suffers a heart attack at 53
1992 - Satellite TOPEX/Poseidon launched
1992 - Soyuz TM-15 lands
1993 - Charlotte Anne Lopez, 16, of Vermont, crowned 11th Miss Teen USA
1993 - An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale hits the South Island of New Zealand.
1994 - Last British troops leave Hong Kong (been there since Sept 1841)
1995 - Dodgers leading 2-1 in 9th forfeit game to Cards, fans become unruly
1996 - Bob Dole picks Jack Kemp as his Republican VP running mate
1996 - Dare & Go ends Cigars record tying victory streak at 16
1996 - Parlisha Williams (Louisiana) crowned Ms Black USA Metroplex
1996 - Yanks lose ending 3rd best home series victory streak at 24
1997 - 36th Walker Cup: US, 18-6
1997 - Anaheim Angels Tony Phillips arrested for purchasing cocaine
1997 - Atlanta Braves sign Greg Maddux to record 5 year, $575 Million deal
1997 - Deb Richard wins LPGA Friendly's Classic
1997 - Northville Long Island Senior Golf Classic
1997 - Vijay Singh of Fiji wins Buick Open at the Warwick Hills Golf
1998 - The Royal Proclamation of HRH Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah as the Crown Prince of Brunei.
2003 - The highest temperature ever recorded in the UK - 38.5°C (101.3°F) in Kent . It is the first time the UK has recorded a temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
2003 - Yuri Ivanovich Malenchenko becomes the first person to marry in space.
2006 - Scotland Yard disrupts major terrorist plot to destroy aircraft travelling from the United Kingdom to the United States. All toiletries are banned from commercial airplanes.



Births on August 10

1267 - King James II of Aragon (d. 1327)
1296 - John the Blind, King of Bohemia/Count of Luxembourg
1360 - Francesco Zabarella, Italian jurist (d. 1417)
1397 - Albert II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1439)
1489 - Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German statesman and reformer (d. 1553)
1520 - Madeleine de Valois, wife of James V of Scotland (d. 1537)
1556 - Philipp Nicolai, Germany, theologist/poet/composer
1560 - Hieronymus Praetorius, composer
1567 - Girolamo Giacobbi, composer
1589 - Pietro Antonio Tamburini, composer
1602 - Gilles de Roberval, French mathematician (d. 1675)
1645 - Eusebio Kino, Italian Catholic missionary (d. 1711)
1652 - Peterus I Scheemaeckers, Flemish sculptor (tomb stones)
1654 - Bernard Nieuwentyt, Dutch physician/theologist
1657 - Cornelis Chastelein, Dutch colonial director
1699 - Christoph Gottlieb Schroter, composer
1708 - John Stinstra, baptist vicar
1720 - Franz Joseph Leonti Meyer von Schavensee, composer
1737 - Anton Losenko, Russian painter (d. 1773)
1740 - Samuel Arnold, composer
1744 - Alexandrine-Jeanne d'Étiolles (nicknamed "Fanfan"), daughter of the courtesan Madame de Pompadour (d. 1754)
1750 - Daniel Gottlob Turk, composer
1762 - Santiago Ferrer, composer
1782 - Charles Napier, London, soldier
1793 - Heinrich August Neithardt, composer
1794 - Leopold Zunz, German scientist (Synagogical Poetry)
1801 - Robert Woodward Barnwell, MC (Confederacy), died in 1882
1808 - Carl Friedrich Weitzmann, composer
1810 - Camilio Benso di Cavour, Turin Italy, PM
1810 - Cornelis Outshoorn, Dutch architect
1814 - Jacob Edvard Gille, composer
1814 - John Clifford Pemberton, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1881
1814 - William Lowndes Yancey, MC (Confederacy), died in 1863
1814 - Henri Nestlé, Swiss industrialist (d. 1890)
1821 - Jay Cooke, American financier (d. 1905)
1823 - Charles Keene, Hornsey, artist
1823 - Charles Thomas Campbell, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1823 - Hugh Stowell Brown, Manx preacher (d.1886)
1835 - Gyula Beliczay, composer
1836 - Jose Teodor Vilar, composer
1839 - Aleksandr Grigorievich Stoletov, Russian physicist (d. 1896)
1845 - Kunanbajew, writer
1845 - Abai Kunanbaev, Kazakh poet (d. 1904)
1854 - J Scott Lidgett, London, theologist
1856 - Paul Geisler, composer
1860 - Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician (d. 1936)
1861 - Almroth Wright, Yorkshire England, bacteriologist
1865 - Alexander K Glazunov, St Petersburg Russia, composer (Chopiniana)
1869 - Lawrence Binyon, Vienna Austria, poet (Symbolic Wounds)
1874 - Herbert Clark Hoover, West Branch Iowa, ® 31st Pres (1929-1933)
1874 - James (Tod) Sloan, jockey, created monkey crouch riding style
1874 - Bill Johnson, American musician (d. 1972)
1877 - Rudolf Hilferding, German economist/SPD-minister of Finance
1877 - Frank Marshall, American chess player (d. 1944)
1878 - Alfred Döblin, German writer (d. 1957)
1880 - Clarence Cameron White, composer
1880 - Robert L. Thornton, American businessman, philanthropist, and Mayor of Dallas, Texas (d. 1964)
1881 - Albrecht M Sprenger, landbuilder
1882 - Max Kowalski, composer
1883 - Carlos Lavin, composer
1884 - Panait Istrati, Romanian writer (d. 1935)
1886 - Hilda Doolittle, poet/prominent member of imagist movement
1888 - Johanna E F G (Bachigaloupi) Tourniaire, actress (Saint Joan)
1889 - Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, composer
1889 - Irene Steer, England, 4 X 100m relay swimmers (Olympic-gold-1912)
1889 - Charles Darrow, Inventor (d. 1967)
1890 - Angus L. MacDonald, Canadian politician (d. 1954)
1891 - Henry O'Neill, Orange NJ, actor (Lady Killer, Nothing But Trouble)
1893 - Douglas Stuart Moore, Cutchogue NY, composer (Good Night Harvard)
1893 - Viscount Dunrossil, Scotland, Gov Gen of Australia (1959-61)
1893 - Voranc Prezikov, [Lovro Kuhar], Slovenian author (Samorastniki)
1894 - Varahagiri Venkata Giri, Fourth President of India (d. 1980)
1895 - Michail M Soschtschenko, Russian author
1895 - Hammy Love, Former Australian cricketer (d. 1969)
1897 - Edward Orval Gourdin, Jacksonville, long jumper (Olympic-silver-1924)
1897 - Piet[er O] Bakker, Dutch novelist (Ciske the Rat)
1897 - John Galbreath, American businessman (d. 1988)
1899 - Jack Haley, Boston Mass, actor (Tin Man-Wizard of Oz, Ford Star Revue)
1900 - Arthur Porritt, NZ, 100m sprinter (Olympic-bronze-1924)
1902 - Norma Shearer, Canadian actress (d. 1983)
1902 - Curt Siodmak, German-born author (d. 2000)
1902 - Arne Tiselius, Swedish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
1903 - Lisle, British lord
1905 - Bernard Benjamin Gillis, British judge
1905 - Richard F Kahn, baron of Hampstead/British economist
1906 - Era Bell Thompson, [Dakota Dick], US actress (Ebony)
1908 - Gabrielle Keiller, collector/golfer
1908 - Adelino ("Billy") Gonsalves, American soccer player (d. 1977)
1909 - Brian Easdale, composer
1909 - Claude Thornhill, composer
1909 - Frank Bowden, industrialist/landowner
1909 - George W Crockett Jr, (Rep-D-MI, 1980- )
1909 - Julio A Abraham, president (Democratic Party Bonaire)
1909 - Leo Fender, Anaheim California, rocker (Fender guitars)
1909 - Mohammed V ibn Yusuf, King of Morocco (1953, 1955-61)
1910 - Angus Campbell, US, psychologist (Elections & Political Order)
1911 - A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian (d. 1993)
1912 - Herman Strategier, Dutch organist/composer/conductor
1912 - Izaak Samkalden, Dutch Minister of Justice (PvdA)/mayor of Amsterdam
1912 - Jorge Amado, Brazilian writer (O Pais do Carnaval)
1912 - Richard Reeves, NYC, actor (Murph-Date With an Angel)
1912 - Romain Maes, Belgian bicylist (Tour de France 1935)
1913 - Noah Beery Jr, NYC, actor (Rockford Files, Quest, Doc Elliot)
1913 - Steven Nagy, bowler, 1st to bowl 300 on TV (1954)
1914 - Jeff Corey, NYC, actor (Getting Straight, Superman & Mole Men)
1914 - Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver (d. 1973)
1916 - John Clark, Hampton IA, actor (Graveyard of Horror)
1919 - Elizabeth Thomas, literary consultant
1919 - Sacha Vierny, French cinematographer (d. 2001)
1920 - William "Red" Holzman, NBA coach (NY Knickerbockers, 754 wins)
1921 - Leonard Lickorish, dir-gen (British Tourist Authority)
1923 - Fred Ridgway, England cricket pace bowler (1951-52 Indian tour)
1923 - Gillian Brown, diplomat
1923 - Rhonda Fleming, [Marilyn Louis], Hollywood Calif, actress (Spellbound)
1924 - Martha Hyer, TX, actress (Day of the Wolves, Night of the Grizzly)
1925 - Alastair Webster Mackie, poet/teacher
1925 - George Cooper, general
1925 - Lawrence Byford, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary
1926 - Edwin James Nairn Carr, composer
1926 - Marie-Claire Alain, French organist/composer
1927 - Vernon Washington, American actor (d. 1988)
1928 - Eddie Fisher, Phila Pa, singer (Oh My Papa, Lady of Spain)
1928 - Jimmy Dean, Tx, actor/singer (Jimmy Dean Show, Diamonds are Forever)
1928 - Gus Mercurio, American-born Australian actor
1929 - John Alldis, composer/conductor
1930 - Barry Unsworth, novelist (Pascali's Island)
1930 - Saeedi Sirjani, poet
1932 - Alexander Goehr, composer
1933 - Alan Hardcastle, chairman (Lloyds Regulatory Board)
1933 - Bill Nieder, shot putter, (Olympic-gold-1960)
1933 - Butler-Sloss, British Lady Justice
1933 - David Rowland, chairman (Lloyd's)
1933 - Rocky Colavito, Bronx, baseball player (Hit 4 HRs in a game)
1933 - Doyle Brunson, American poker player
1933 - Keith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer (Cosworth; d. 2005)
1934 - James Carl Tenney, composer
1935 - Giya Alexandrovich Kancheli, Georgian composer (Night Prayers)
1935 - Jerrie Anthony Hulme, British major-general
1935 - Lord Stewartby
1936 - Leendert-John Schalm, Dutch banker on Curacao
1937 - Lucinda Williams, US sprinter (Olympic-gold-1960)
1937 - Anatoly Sobchak, Russian politician
1939 - Charles Rose, (Rep-D-North Carolina, 1973- )
1939 - Kate O'Mara, Leicaster England, actress (Caress Morell-Dynasty, AbFab)
1940 - Barbara Mills, QC, British Director of Public Prosecutions
1940 - Bobby Hatfield, Wisc, rocker (Righteous Bros-Unchained Melody)
1940 - Richard Wells, Chief Constable (South Yorkshire)
1940 - Sid Waddell, Darts Commentator for the PDC
1941 - Anita Lonsbrough, England, 200m backstroke swimmer (Oly-gold-1960)
1941 - Kees van Kooten, Dutch TV host/founder (Simplistic Union)
1942 - Betsy Johnson, fashion designer (1971 Winnie Award)
1943 - Ronnie Spector, [Veronica Bennett], NYC, singer (Be My Little Baby)
1943 - Shafqat Rana, Pakistani cricket batsman (5 Tests 1964-69)
1943 - Veronica Bennett, rocker
1943 - Michael Mantler, American trumpeter and composer
1945 - Harry Thomas, Dutch founder (Schlager Festival Gay Party)
1945 - Larry Larden, rocker (Every Mother's Son)
1945 - Harriet Miers, White House counsel
1947 - Alan Ward, England cricket pace bowler (1969-76)
1947 - Ian Anderson, Scotland, rocker (Jethro Tull-Bungle in the Jungle)
1948 - Pal Gerevich, Hungary, fencer (Olympic-bronze-1972, 80)
1948 - Patti Austin, soul singer/actress (Real Me)
1949 - Gene Johnson, Sugar Grove Pa, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
1950 - A L Harris, clinicaloncologist
1950 - Eric Braunn, rocker (Iron Butterfly)
1950 - James Reynolds, Oskaloosa Ks, actor (Abe Carver-Days of our Lives)
1950 - Rémy Girard, Canadian actor
1951 - Maria Combs, LPGA golfer
1952 - Ashley Putnam, NYC, soprano (NY City Opera 1978)
1952 - Nikolai Alekseyevich Pushenko, Russian lt-colonel/cosmonaut
1952 - Pepsi Nunes, marine biologist
1952 - Daniel Hugh Kelly, American actor
1952 - Diane Venora, American actress
1953 - Mark Doty, American poet and prose writer
1955 - Marja-Liisa Hamalainen, Finnish cross country skier (Oly-gold-1984)
1956 - Dianne Fromhottz, Balestrat Australia, tennis star
1956 - Tugboat, [Fred Ottman], WWF wrestler
1958 - Jack Richards, English cricket wicket-keeper (mid-80's)
1959 - Mark Price, bass/vocals (All About Eve, Tin Huey-Contents Dislodged)
1959 - Rosanna Arquette, NYC, actress (Desperately Seeking Susan, After Hour)
1959 - Florent Vollant, Innu-Canadian musician (Kashtin)
1960 - Antonio Banderas, Malaga Spain, actor (Phila, Evita, Mambo Kings)
1960 - [James] Kenneth Perry, Elizabethtown KY, PGA golfer (1991 Memorial)
1960 - Nicoletta Braschi, Italian actress
1960 - Todd David Hess, First USAF Member inducted into Army's Order of Military Medical Merit.
1961 - Beatrice Alda, daughter of Alan Alda, actress (Lisa-Four Seasons)
1961 - Jon Farriss, Australian rock vocalist/drummer (INXS-Kiss the Dirt)
1962 - Dan Donovan, rocker (Bad)
1963 - Andrew Sullivan, English-born journalist
1963 - Phoolan Devi, Indian bandit and revolutionary (d. 2001)
1964 - Andy Stankiewicz, Inglewood CA, infielder (NY Yankees, Montreal Expos)
1964 - Aaron Hall, American songwriter
1965 - Carolyn Schuwalow, Australian distance runner (Olympics-96)
1965 - John Starks, NBA guard (NY Knicks)
1965 - Patricia Spurgin, US scherpschutser (Olympics-gold-1984)
1965 - Claudia Christian, American actress
1965 - Mike E. Smith, American jockey
1966 - Gerald Williams, New Orleans LA, outfielder (NY Yankees)
1966 - Hansi Kürsch, German singer
1967 - Carlos Briceno, Fountain Valley, CA, beach volleyball (Oly-br-92, 96)
1967 - Lori Tatum, LPGA golfer
1967 - Lorraine Pearson, rocker
1967 - Peter Murphy, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1967 - Reinout Scholte, cricketer (Netherlands batsman 1996 World Cup)
1967 - Riddick Bowe, Brooklyn NY, HW boxing champ (Olympic-silver-1988)
1967 - Philippe Albert, Belgian former footballer
1967 - Mart Sander, Estonian singer and actor
1968 - Alex Andrievski, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Oly-98)
1968 - Jennifer Horton, Dover NJ, team handball goalie (Olympics-92, 96)
1968 - Michael Bivins, Boston, rock vocalist (New Edition, Bell Biv Devoe)
1968 - Michel Doesburg, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1968 - Miroslav Mosner, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998)
1968 - Moe Gardner, NFL nose tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
1968 - Peter Docter, American film director
1969 - Earl of Iveagh
1969 - Iain Fraser, Scarborough, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
1970 - Brendon Julian, cricketer (in NZ Australian left-arm quickie 1993-)
1970 - Bret Hedican, St-paul, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
1970 - Gino Torretta, quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1992, Seattle Seahawks)
1970 - Jeff Mangum, American musician
1971 - Craig Newsome, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1971 - Martin Quinney, Quesnel BC, Canada Tour golfer (1994 Glen Meadows-2nd)
1971 - Mike Morreale, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1971 - Paul Newlove, rugby league player
1971 - Roy Keane, soccer player
1971 - Sal Fasano, Chicago IL, catcher (KC Royals)
1971 - Mario César Kindelán Mesa, Cuban boxer
1971 - Justin Theroux, American actor
1971 - Kevin Randleman, American mixed martial artist
1971 - Stephan Groth, Norwegian musician
1972 - Julann Vadnais, Miss Maine USA (1996)
1972 - Lawrence Dallaglio, English rugby union footballer
1972 - Christofer Johnsson, Swedish musician
1973 - Jessica Grieco, Englewood NJ, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1973 - Keisha Delancy, Miss Turks & Caicos islands Universe (1997)
1973 - Lisa Raymond, Norristown Penn, tennis star (1995 Indian Wells doubles)
1973 - Mark Doubleday, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)
1973 - Sherriden May, NFL fullback (NY Jets)
1973 - Javier Zanetti, Argentinian footballer
1974 - Dave Fiore, tackle (San Francisco 49ers)
1974 - Miro Simonovic, hockey goaltender (Team Slovakia 1998)
1974 - Walt Harris, cornerback (Chicago Bears)
1974 - David Sommeil, French footballer
1974 - Luis Marín, Costa Rican footballer
1975 - Lise Mackie, Te Kuiti NZ, Australian swimmer (Olympics-96)
1976 - Michael Depoli, American wrestler
1977 - Danny Griffin, Northern Irish footballer
1977 - Aaron Kamin, American musician (The Calling)
1977 - Matt Morgan, British comedian
1978 - Daniel Allsopp, Australian footballer
1978 - Chris Read, English cricketer
1979 - Yannick Schroeder, French racing driver
1979 - Ted Geoghegan, American filmmaker and author
1979 - Joanna Garcia, Cuban actress
1979 - Dinusha Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer
1980 - Kaysar Ridha, Iraqi-American reality TV contestant
1981 - Natsumi Abe, Japanese singer
1981 - Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian Badminton Player
1982 - Devon Aoki, American supermodel and actress
1983 - Alexander Perezhogin, Russian ice hockey player
1983 - Mathieu Roy, Canadian ice hockey player
1984 - Mariel Rodriguez, Filipino TV host
1985 - Roy O'Donovan, Irish footballer
1989 - Ben Sahar, Israeli footballer
1989 - Sam Gagner, Canadian ice hockey player
1992 - Ko Ah-seong, South Korean actress



Deaths on August 10

612 BC - Sinsharishkun, Assyrian king
258 - Saint Lawrence, martyr
794 - Fastrada, 3rd wife of French king Charles the Great, dies at 30
955 - Conrad the Red, Duke of Lotharingen, dies in battle
1002 - Al-Mansur, Arabic general strategist/regent of Cordoba, dies
1250 - Erik IV Plovpenning, king of Denmark, murdered
1535 - Ippolito de' Medici, ruler of Florence (poisoned) (b. 1509)
1589 - Maarten Schenck Nideggen, Dutch army leader, drowned at about 49
1628 - Hans Jonsson, Swedish fleet commander, drowned
1637 - Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran leader (b. 1582)
1653 - Maarten Harpertsz Tromp, [Bestevaer], lt-adm, dies in battle at 55
1655 - Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter, dies at 50
1717 - Nicolaas Witsen, etcher/mayor (Amsterdam), dies
1723 - Guillaume Dubois, French cardinal and statesman (b. 1656)
1730 - Sebastien de Brossard, composer, dies at 74
1759 - Ferdinand VI, the wise, king of Spain, dies at 46
1784 - Allan Ramsay, Scottish painter and artist (b. 1713)
1802 - Aepinus, [Franz UT Hoch], German physician/physicist, dies at 77
1806 - Johann Michael Haydn, composer, dies at 68
1821 - Salvatore Vigano, composer, dies at 52
1839 - John St Aubyn, British fossil collector (b. 1758)
1841 - Hippolyte Monpou, composer, dies at 37
1843 - Jakob F Fries, German philosopher, dies
1857 - John Wilson Croker, politician
1859 - George Staunton, writer
1861 - Nathaniel Lyon, US Union brig-gen, dies in battle at 43
1862 - Shusaku Honinbo, Japanese Go player (b. 1829)
1867 - Ira Aldridge, famed Shakespearean actor (Othello, Shylock), dies 1867
1875 - Karl (Theodor) Andree, German journalist (Globus), dies at 66
1886 - Eduard Grell, composer, dies at 85
1896 - Otto Lilienthal, German aircraft pioneer, dies
1902 - George Vernon, cricketer (scored 11* & 3 in only England Test), dies
1904 - Pierre M Waldeck-Rousseau, French foreign minister (Dreyfus), dies
1905 - Kinjikitile "Bokero" Ngwale, E African prophet/rebel leader, hanged
1911 - Carl Christian Lumbye, composer, dies at 70
1915 - Henry Moseley, English physicist (b. 1887)
1918 - Erich Lowenhardt, Germany flying ace of World War I (b. 1897)
1920 - Ádám Politzer, Austrian physician (b. 1835)
1921 - John M Martin, last confederate congress member, dies
1928 - Rex Cherryman, American actor (b. 1897)
1929 - Aletta Henriette Jacobs, 1st Dutch female doctor/feminist, dies at 75
1929 - Pierre Fatou, French mathematician (b. 1878)
1930 - William H Taft, US president (1909-13), dies
1932 - Slang, writer, dies
1932 - Rin Tin Tin, German shepherd dog (b. 1918)
1934 - John Kane, Scotish/US miner/painter, dies at 73
1938 - Joseph Moorat, composer, dies at 73
1943 - C Bergsma, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
1943 - J Janzen, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
1943 - J Posthuma, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
1944 - Berthold Schenk von Stauffenberg, attempt Hitler assassination, dies
1945 - Robert H Goddard, US, rocket pioneer, dies at 62
1948 - E Ball-Hennings, writer, dies at 63
1948 - Kwan-Ichi Asakawa, Japanese historian(b. 1873)
1948 - Andrew Brown, Scottish football coach (b. 1870)
1948 - Montague Summers, English writer (b. 1880)
1958 - Frank Demaree, baseball player (b. 1910)
1960 - Emil Strauss, German writer (Vaterland), dies
1960 - Frank Lloyd, director (Berkeley Square, Blood on the Sun), dies at 72
1960 - Oswald Veblin, mathematician
1962 - Ted Husing, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), dies at 60
1963 - Estes Kefauver, (Sen-D-Tn), dies at 60
1963 - Patrick Kennedy, son of President Kennedy, dies at only 3 days
1963 - Ernst Wetter, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1877)
1965 - Rayford Robinson, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1937), dies
1966 - Felix A Vening Meinesz, geophysicist (black force), dies at 79
1966 - Jacobus C Bloem, poet (Cinders), dies
1967 - John Francis Larchet, composer, dies at 83
1969 - Leno LaBianca, American businessman (murdered) (b. 1925)
1969 - Rosemary LaBianca, American housewife (murdered) (b. 1930)
1970 - Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, Germ composer (Requiem), commits suicide at 52
1973 - Douglas Kennedy, actor (Lone Ranger & Lost City of Gold), dies at 57
1974 - Ilona Massey, actress/singer (Ilona Massey Show), dies at 64
1974 - Ivor Dean, British actor (Theatre of Death), dies at 57
1976 - Bert Oldfield, cricketer (54 Tests, 52 stumpings), dies
1976 - Ray "Crash" Corrigan, cowboy (Crash Corrigan's Ranch), dies at 74
1977 - Vince Barnett, actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), dies at 75
1979 - Dick Foran, actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 69
1985 - Kenny Backer, comedian (Time Bandits), dies of a heart attack at 72
1987 - Calvin Culver, actor (Score), dies
1987 - Clara Peller, actress (Where's the Beef), dies at 86
1987 - I W Able, CEO (United Steel Workers of America, 1965-77), dies at 87
1987 - Raquel Torres, actress (Duck Soup, Sea Bat), dies
1988 - Adela Rogers St John, journalist (Free Soul, Honeycomb), dies at 94
1988 - Arias Arnulfo, 3 time president of Panama, dies at 86
1990 - Richard Haines, director (Splatter University), dies
1991 - Josef Lipski, Polish politician, dies
1993 - Ken England, US screenwriter (Good Girls Go to Paris), dies at 82
1993 - Øystein Aarseth, Norwegian musician (Mayhem) (b. 1968)
1994 - Bill Baker, singer, dies at 58
1994 - Kay Petre, early racing driver, dies at 91
1994 - Leendert-John Schalm, Dutch banker on Curacao, murdered at 58
1995 - Fay Honey Knopp, activist, dies at 76
1995 - Peter Lancelot Williams, dance journalist, dies at 81
1996 - Adriano Mandarino Hypolito, priest, dies at 78
1996 - Rex Tucker, TV writer/director, dies at 83
1997 - Jean-Claude Lauzon, director/writer (Leola), dies in air crash at 43
1997 - Conlon Nancarrow, American composer (b. 1912)
1999 - Padma Bhushan Acharya Baldev Upadhyaya, Eminent Sanskrit Scholar in India (b. 1899)
2000 - Gilbert Parkhouse, Former England cricketer (b. 1925)
2001 - Lou Boudreau, American baseball player and manager (b. 1917)
2002 - Michael Houser, American guitarist (Widespread Panic) (b. 1962)
2002 - Kristen Nygaard, Norwegian computer scientist (b. 1926)
2003 - Carmita Jiménez, Puerto Rican singer
2007 - Henry Cabot Lodge Bohler, American member of Tuskegee Airmen and civil rights activist (b. 1925)
2007 - James E. Faust, Second Councilor of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (b. 1920)
2007 - Tony Wilson, British music personality and broadcaster (b. 1950)
2008 - Isaac Hayes, American musician and actor (b. 1942)
2010 - Adam Stansfield, Professional footballer who played for Exeter City F.C. (b. 1978)



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History, Births, and Deaths for August 11


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 11

1467 - Mary of York, English princess (d. 1482)
1600 - Paul Hallman, composer
1613 - Cristoph Kaldenbach, composer
1635 - Thomas Betterton, London, actor/dramatist (Coriolanus)
1667 - Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (d. 1743)
1673 - Richard Mead, London, physician
1718 - Sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (d. 1791)
1720 - Martin Gerbert, composer
1722 - Richard Brocklesby, English physician (d. 1797)
1737 - Joseph Nollekins, London, sculptor
1744 - Johann Gottlieb Schwencke, composer
1748 - Joseph Schuster, composer
1772 - Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount/general
1778 - Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, founder of turnverein (gymnastics) movement
1794 - James Barton Longacre, American engraver (d. 1869)
1799 - Joachim de Barrande, French paleontologist/geologist
1805 - Pieter J Elout van Soeterwoude, Dutch judge/member of parliament
1807 - David R Atchison, pres of USA on March 3rd 1849
1811 - Judah P Benjamin, US lawyer/minister of Confederacy navy [or Aug 6]
1823 - Charlotte Mary Yonge, England, writer (Heir of Redclyffe)
1828 - Edward Saloman, Gov (Union), died in 1909
1832 - Thomas Ogden Osbord, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1833 - Robert Green Ingersoll, NY, author/politician/agnostic (Att Gen-R-Ill)
1833 - Kido Takayoshi, Japanese politician (d. 1877)
1836 - Cato M Guldberg, Norwegian mathematician
1836 - Warren Brown, American politician (d. 1919)
1837 - Marie Francois Carnot, engineer/French pres (1887-94); assassinated
1855 - John Hodges, Australian cricketer (d. 1933)
1858 - Christian Eijkman, Neth, bacteriologist (avitaminos, Nobel 1929)
1860 - Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson etats de Normandie)
1862 - Carrie Jacobs Bond, Janesville Wisc, songwriter (I Love You Truly)
1863 - Arpad Szendy, composer
1867 - Hobart Bosworth, Marietta OH, actor (Woman of Affairs, Big Parade)
1867 - Joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields)
1870 - Tom Richardson, legendary England cricket fast bowler (1893-98)
1870 - Walter Bowman, Canadian soccer player (d. ?)
1872 - Shidehara Kijuro, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1951)
1873 - John Rosamond Johnson, Fla, co-composer (Lift Every Voice & Sing)
1877 - Adolph M. Christianson, justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court (d.1954)
1880 - Frederick Jerome Work, composer
1882 - Rodolfo Graziani, Italian marschal/viceroy of Ethiopia
1883 - Ernst Stadler, writer
1888 - Owen Nares, actor-manager (Maiden Erleigh)
1890 - Erich Wichman, Dutch fascist painter/sculptor
1892 - Hugh MacDiarmid, Scotland, writer (Scots Unbound)
1892 - Mac Diarmid, writer
1892 - Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general
1892 - Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist (d. 1962)
1892 - Archie Wiles, West Indian cricketer (d. 1957)
1894 - Wilhelm Grosz, composer
1897 - Louise Bogan, Maine, writer (Sleeping Fury)
1897 - Enid Blyton, children's writer and fifth most popular author in the world (Famous Five, Secret Seven, The Adventure)
1898 - Arthur Leslie Noel Douglas Houghton, politician/trade unionist
1900 - Alexander Mosolov, Kiev Russia, composer (Zavod) [NS]
1900 - Charles William Paddock, Texas, 100m runner (Olympic-2 gold-1920)
1900 - Philip Phillips, American archaeologist (d. 1994)
1902 - Christian Castries, French general (Dien Bien Phu)
1902 - Lloyd Nolan, SF Calif, actor (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Peyton Place)
1902 - Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (d. 1986)
1903 - Michael Whalley Wickham, artist
1904 - Jess Stacy, pianist
1905 - Erwin Chargaff, Austrian biochemist (d. 2002)
1907 - Ted a'Beckett, cricketer (Australian Test player)
1909 - Gaston Gilbert Litaize, composer
1909 - Hugo Buchthal, art historian
1909 - Jean Lancaster, director (WRNS)
1910 - Denis Moloney, NZ cricket all-rounder (1937 England tour)
1911 - Alphonse de Waelhens, Flemish philosopher (Psychosis)
1911 - Benny Lee, entertainer
1911 - Henry Kulky, Hastings-on-Hudson NY, actor (Otto-Life of Riley)
1911 - Prem Bhatia, journalist
1911 - Ronald Batty, bookseller
1911 - Thanom Kittikachorn, general/premier Thailand (1958..73)
1912 - Jean Parker, Butte Mont, actress (Beyond Tomorrow, Little Women)
1912 - Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs, German astronomer (d. 1954)
1913 - Angus Wilson, England, writer (Mulberry Bush-1955)
1913 - Paul Dupuis, French Canadian actor (d. 1976)
1913 - Bob Scheffing, American professional baseball player and manager (d. 1985)
1914 - José Silva, American parapsychologist (d. 1999)
1915 - Kunio Toda, composer
1916 - Johnny Claes, Belgian racing driver (d. 1956)
1917 - Dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible)
1919 - Ginette Neveu, French violinist (d. 1949)
1920 - Derry Jeffares, Honorary Prof of English Studies (Stirling U)
1920 - William Masselos, Niagara Falls NY, pianist/prof (Juilliard 1976)
1921 - Alex Haley, US, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots)
1923 - Stan Chambers, American television reporter
1924 - Arlene Dahl, Minneapolis Minnesota, actress/TV panelist (Ambush)
1925 - Carl Rowan, gun-toting newspaper columnist (Wash Post)
1925 - Mike Douglas, Chicago Ill, talk show host (Mike Douglas Show)
1925 - Robert Linn, composer
1925 - Floyd Curry, National Hockey League player (d. 2006)
1926 - Aaron Klug, OM/PRS/biochemist
1926 - Bernard Ashley, English fashion designer/pres (Laura Ashley)
1926 - Claus Von Bulow, accused of murdering his wife
1926 - J R S Fincham, geneticist
1926 - Johnny Van Derrick, jazz violinist
1927 - James Eaton, Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Londonderry
1927 - Kenneth Eastham, MP
1927 - Len Rempt-Halmmans de Jongh, Dutch MP (VVD)
1927 - Raymond Leppard, London England, conductor (St Louis Symphony Orch)
1928 - Charles Hugh Shirley, publisher
1928 - Richard Barratt, former Chief Inspector of Constabulary
1928 - Arlene Dahl, American actress
1929 - Alun Hoddinott, Bargoed Wales, composer (Floriture)
1929 - Cora de Man-Canne Meyer, mezzo-soprano (Figaro, Carmen)
1930 - Heinz Werner Zimmermann, composer
1930 - Michael Quinlan, civil servant
1930 - William A O'Neal, (Gov-D-Ct)
1932 - Angela Rumbold, MP
1932 - Fernando Arrabal, Spanish song/romance writer (Baal Babilonia)
1932 - Geoffrey Cass, CEO (Cambridge U Press)
1932 - Lord Varley
1932 - Sam McCluskie, trade unionist
1932 - Wilson "Papa" Godett, Curacaos worker's union leader/boxer
1932 - Israel Asper, Canadian tax lawyer (d. 2003)
1932 - John Gorrie, English director
1933 - Jerry Falwell, US, TV evangelist (Moral Majority)
1933 - Julian Oswald, British Admiral of the Fleet
1933 - Justin Connolly, composer
1933 - Tamas Vasary, pianist/conductor
1934 - Bob Hepple, master (Clare College Cambridge)
1936 - D V Day, Principal (St John's College, Durham U)
1936 - J L Thompson, Bishop (Bath & Wells)
1937 - Allegra Kent, US actress (Addams Family)
1937 - Anna Massey, actress (De Sade, Doll's House)
1937 - Taki Theodoracopoulos, Greek/British journalist/multi-millionaire
1938 - Allegra Kent, Santa Monica, Calif, ballerina
1938 - Rainer Boesch, composer
1938 - Branko Stanovnik, Slovenian chemist
1939 - Attila Bozay, composer
1939 - Ronnie Dawson, American rockabilly performer (d. 2003)
1940 - Kip King, Chicago Ill, actor (Charlie & Company)
1941 - Elizabeth Holtzman, Bkln DA (D-Rep-NY, Watergate Committee)
1941 - Patricio Guzman, director/actor (Cruz del Sur, Moon over Parador)
1942 - Mike Huggs, rock drummer (Manfred Mann) [or 3/11/40]
1943 - Denis Payton, London, English rocker (Dave Clarke Five - Glad All Over)
1943 - James Kale, rocker (Guess Who)
1943 - Kenny Gamble, US songwriter (Me & Mrs Jones)
1943 - Krzysztof Meyer, composer
1943 - Abigail Folger, American heiress and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
1944 - David Pearl, British judge
1944 - Ian McDiarmid, Scottish actor
1946 - John Conlee, Versailles Ky, country singer (Common Man)
1946 - Marilyn Vos Savant, St Louis Mo, writer/world's highest IQ (228)
1947 - Catherine Collard, French pianist (Schumann/Brahms)
1947 - Jeff Hanna, singer/guitarist (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) [or Jul 10]
1947 - Sergey Kovalneko, USSR, basketball (Olympic-bronze-1968)
1947 - Georgios Karatzaferis, Greek politician
1948 - Don Boyd, director (Goldeneye, 21, East of Elephant Rock)
1948 - Jan Palach, Czechoslovakian student protester (d. 1969)
1949 - Eric Carmen, Cleveland Ohio, rocker (All by Myself)
1949 - Ian Charleson, Edinburgh Scotland, actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire)
1949 - Tim Hutchinson, (Rep-R-Arkansas)
1950 - Erik Braunn, Boston Mass, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly)
1950 - Steve Wozniak, co-founder (Apple Computers)
1950 - Gennidy Nikonov, Russian weapons inventor
1951 - Donald DeCicco, Brockton Mass, fictional ID of Beldar in Coneheads
1951 - Vincent Bilodeau, Quebec actor and comedian
1952 - Ann Michelle, England, actress (Virigin Witch, Mistress Pamela)
1952 - Bob Mothersbaugh, AKA Bob 1, American Musician (DEVO)
1953 - Hulk Hogan, [Terry Bollea], Ga, WWF heavyweight champion (1984-89)
1953 - Sanford Jensen, South Haven Mich, actor (Foley Square)
1954 - Joe Jackson, English singer/pianist/composer (The Harder they Come)
1954 - Lina Polito, Naples Italy, actress (Love & Anarchy)
1954 - M V Narasimha Rao, cricketer (Indian leg-spin all-rounder 1978-79)
1954 - Yashpal Sharma, cricketer (Indian right-handed batsman early 80')
1954 - Juan Maria Solare, Argentine composer
1955 - Norio Honaga, wrestler (NJPW)
1955 - Sylvia Hermon, British politician
1955 - Marc Bureau, French Canadian politician
1956 - Pierre-Louis Lions, French mathematician
1957 - Richie Ramone, [Richie Beau], rock drummer (Ramones-Pet Semtary)
1958 - Cordelia Gonzalez, San Juan PR, actor (La Gran Fiesta)
1958 - Lori Garbacz, South Bend IN, LPGA golfer (1989 Circle K Tucson Open)
1959 - Linda Rhys Vaughn, Grossmont Ca, playmate (Apr, 1982)
1959 - Yoshiaki Murakami, Japanese investor
1959 - Gustavo Cerati, Argentinian musician (Soda Stereo)
1960 - Leora "Sam" Jones, Mt Olive NC, US team handball player (Olympic-92)
1961 - Craig Ehlo, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
1961 - Frederick W Sturckow, La Mesa Calif, USMC capt/astronaut (sk: STS 88)
1962 - Jonathan Hayes, NFL tight end (Pitts Steelers)
1962 - Uvais Karnain, cricketer (Sri Lankan ODI bowler in mid 1980's)
1963 - Mike Huff, Honolulu HI, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
1964 - Grant Osten Waite, Palmerston NZ, PGA golfer (1993 Kemper Open)
1964 - Hamish, rocker (The Pasedenas-Riding on the Train)
1964 - Jim Lee, Korean-born comic book artist
1964 - Miguel A. Núñez Jr., American actor
1965 - Marc Bergevin, Canadian professional ice hockey player
1965 - Shinji Mikami, Japanese video game designer (Resident Evil)
1965 - Viola Davis, American actress
1965 - Embeth Davidtz, American actress
1966 - Antonio Goss, NFL linebacker (SF 49ers)
1966 - Nigel Martyn, English footballer
1966 - Embeth Davidtz, American actress
1967 - Brad Dalgarno, Vancouver, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
1967 - Mike Lodish, NFL nose tackle (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1967 - Enrique Bunbury, Spanish singer
1967 - Eric Maleson, Brazilian Bobsleigh 2002 Olympian
1967 - Collin Chou, Taiwanese actor
1967 - Joe Rogan, American television host
1968 - Charlie Sexton, rocker (Arc Angels)
1968 - Alan Kelly, England-born Irish footballer
1968 - Veda Hille, Canadian singer
1968 - Anna Gunn, American actress
1969 - Dave Pashko, Toronto, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 CPGA Winter Tour)
1969 - Eddie Garcia, LA, actor/musician (Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You)
1969 - Wilfried Elzinga, soccer player (FC Twente)
1969 - Jonah Matranga, American singer
1970 - Andy Bell, English musician (Ride, Hurricane #1, Oasis)
1971 - Aaron Miller, Buffalo, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
1971 - Julie Anne Clark, Tucson Az, playmate (Mar, 1991)
1971 - Tommy Mooney, English football player
1971 - Alejandra Barros, Mexican actress
1972 - Curtis Ceaser, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets)
1972 - Jonathon Prandi, American model
1973 - Edgardo Alfonzo, Sta Teresa Venezuela, infielder (NY Mets)
1973 - Thomas Haskins, CFL running back (Montreal Alouettes)
1973 - Nigel Harman, British actor
1974 - Audrey Mestre, French diver
1974 - Will Friedle, American actor
1974 - Hadiqa Kiyani, Pakistani pop star
1974 - Anju Jain, Indian cricketer(women's team)
1975 - Chris Kelly, [Mack Daddy], Teaneck NJ, rapper (Kris Kross-Warm it Up)
1975 - Natasha Bell, Miss Michigan USA (1996)
1975 - Davey von Bohlen, American musician, (The Promise Ring, Maritime)
1975 - Ronald Clarke, American musician and founder of aliennetwork Records
1976 - Lubomir Visnovsky, Topolcany CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
1976 - Will Friedle, Hartford Ct, actor (Eric-Boy Meets World, Gift of Love)
1976 - Ben Gibbard, American musician (Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service)
1976 - Bubba Crosby, American baseball player
1976 - Erick Lindgren, American poker player
1977 - Gemma Hayes, Irish born singer
1978 - Jermain Taylor, American boxer
1978 - Amber Brkich, American reality television personality
1980 - Lee Suggs, American football player
1981 - Fiona Sit, Hong Kong singer and actress
1981 - Sandi Thom, Scottish born singer
1982 - Alan Halsall, British actor
1983 - Chris Hemsworth, Australian Actor
1984 - Melky Cabrera, Dominican baseball player
1984 - Katie Rees, American beauty pageant contestant
1984 - Lucas Di Grassi, Brazilian racing driver
1985 - Grace Adams-Short, British reality television contestant
1986 - Kaori Fukuhara, Japanese voice actress
1987 - Nkem Ojougboh, American basketball player
1988 - Patrick Mills, Australian basketball player
1992 - Allison Lozano, Mexican actress
1993 - Alyson Stoner, American actress



Deaths on August 11

480 BC - Leonidas, King of Sparta (b. circa 540 BC)
353 - Magnentius, Roman usurper (b. 303)
449 - Flavian, Patriarch of Constantinople
897 - Wilfred the Hairy, Count of Barcelona
1171 - Louis I, Earl of Wage/Rieneck, dies
1180 - Guillaume de/Willem van Sens, Fren master builder (Canterbury), dies
1183 - Christian I, archbishop of Mainz, dies
1204 - King Guttorm of Norway (b. 1199)
1253 - Clare of Assisi, Italian follower of Francis of Assisi (b. 1194)
1394 - Jan III, mister of Polanen, dies
1456 - Janos Hunyadi, Hungarian general strategist, dies at about 49
1464 - Nicholas van Cusa, philosopher/bishop of Brixen, dies
1490 - French van Brederode, leader of Hoeksen, dies at about 25
1494 - Hans Memling, [John Memlinc], Flemish painter (Passietaferelen), dies
1519 - Johann Tetzel, Dominican monk, dies at about 79
1522 - Martin Siebenborger, mayor of Vienna, beheaded
1563 - Bartolomé de Escobedo, Spanish composer (b. circa 1500)
1578 - Pedro Nunes, [Nonius], Port mathematician/astronomer (nonius), dies
1589 - Maarten Schenck van Nideggen, lt col (80 year war), dies at about 49
1596 - Hamnet Shakespeare, son of William Shakespeare (b. 1585)
1614 - Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter (b. 1552)
1656 - Prince Octavio Piccolomini, Duke of Amalfi, Austrian field marshal (b. 1599)
1729 - Nicola Francesco Haym, composer, dies at 51
1757 - Jose Pradas Gallen, composer, dies at 67
1774 - Tiphaigne de la Roche, French writer (b. 1722)
1794 - Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht, composer, dies at 72
1813 - Henry James Pye, English poet (b. 1745)
1820 - Janos Lavotta, composer, dies at 56
1844 - Jernej Kopitar, filmologist/censor (Slavic Grammatica), dies at 63
1851 - Lorenz Oken, German naturalist (b. 1779)
1852 - Nicolaas Plomp, Dutch architect (Strugle), dies at 70
1854 - Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist (b. 1798)
1860 - James Wilson, politician
1868 - Halfdan Kierulf, composer, dies at 52
1868 - Thaddeus Stevens, architect of Radical Reconstruction, dies at 76
1872 - Lowell Mason, US organist/composer (Zebulo), dies at 80
1886 - Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet (b. 1843)
1890 - John Henry Newman, English cardinal, dies at 89
1892 - Enrico Betti, Italian mathematician (b. 1813)
1901 - Francesco Crispi, Italian minister of War/premier, dies at about 82
1903 - Eugenio Maria de Hostos, Puerto Rican educator and nationalist (b. 1839)
1908 - Khudiram Bose, Indian freedom fighter (b. 1889)
1919 - Andrew Carnegie, US steel industrialist/philanthropist, dies at 83
1935 - William Watson, British poet (Purple East), dies
1936 - Blas Infante, Spanish writer and politician (b. 1885)
1937 - Bakr Sidqi, general/dictator of Iraq, dies
1937 - Edith N Wharton[-Jones], US author (House of Mirth), dies at 75
1939 - Jean Bugatti, Italian automobile designer (b. 1909)
1942 - Richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60
1949 - Karl Weigl, composer, dies at 68
1951 - Ebbe Hamerik, composer, dies at 52
1952 - Riccardo Martin, composer, dies at 77
1953 - Ludwig Strauss, German/Israeli writer (Heimliche Gegenwart), dies
1954 - Santo Trafficante, Sr., Sicilian-born American mobster (b. 1886)
1956 - Jackson Pollock, abstract artist, dies in auto accident (East Hampton)
1961 - Antanas Škėma, Lithuanian writer actor and director (b. 1910)
1965 - Bill Woodfull, cricketer (35 Tests for Australia), dies
1968 - Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian biblical scholar, dies
1972 - Max Theiler, S Afr/US microbiologist (vaccin-Nobel 1951), dies at 73
1973 - Peggy Castle, actress (Lily Merrill-Lawman), dies of cirrhosis at 46
1974 - Jack Hill, cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1953-55, 8 wickets), dies
1974 - Vicente Emilio Sojo, composer, dies at 86
1975 - Anthony C McAuliffe, US gen/commandant 101st div (Nuts!), dies at 77
1975 - Howard Wendell, actor (Black Dakotas), dies at 81
1980 - Paul Robert, French lexicographer and publisher (b. 1910)
1982 - Tom Drake, actor (Green Years, Warkill), dies of lung cancer at 63
1984 - Alfred A Knopf, US publisher, dies at 91
1984 - Percy Mayfield, US singer (Hit the Road Jack), dies at 63
1984 - Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player (b. 1916)
1987 - Clara Peller, commercial spokesperson (Wendy's), dies at 86
1988 - Anne Ramsey, actress (Throw Mama From Train), dies of cancer at 59
1988 - Jean-Pierre Ponnele, opera director (Carmina Burana), dies at 56
1988 - Pauline Lafont, daughter of Bernadette, dies in hiking accident at 25
1989 - John Meillon, actor (Wild Duck, Crocodile Dundee), dies
1991 - Jef Contryn, Flemish pioneer puppet theatre, dies at 89
1991 - J. D. McDuffie, American NASCAR driver (b. 1939)
1994 - Dorothy Lousie Grenfell Williams, broadcaster, dies at 60
1994 - Gordon Cullen, architect, dies at 80
1994 - Mark "Red" Mitchell, actor (JFK, 8 Seconds, Want to Live), dies at 33
1994 - Peter Cushing, actor (Star Wars, Dr Who), dies of cancer at 81
1995 - Douglas John Gorman, businessman, dies at 58
1995 - Herbert Whitton John Sumsion, organist/composer, dies at 96
1995 - Kenneth Lo, cookery writer/restaurateur, dies at 81
1995 - Phil Harris, Linton In, actor/comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 89
1995 - Wilbur Stark, tV/film producer, dies at 83
1996 - Mel Taylor, drummer, dies at 63
1996 - Rafael Jeronym Kubelik, conductor, dies at 82
1996 - Sigmund Koch, psychologist/philosopher, dies at 79
2000 - Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer (b. 1916)
2001 - Percy Stallard, English racing cyclist (b. 1909)
2002 - Galen Rowell, American photographer and mountain climber (b. 1940)
2003 - Armand Borel, Swiss mathematician (b. 1923)
2003 - Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach (b. 1937)
2005 - James Booth, English actor (b. 1927)
2006 - Mike Douglas, American singer and talk show host (b. 1925)
2009 - Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of Special Olympics, sister of John F. Kennedy (b. 1921)
2010 - Markus Liebherr, German born Swiss owner of Southampton Football Club (b. 1948)



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History, Births, and Deaths for August 12


30 BC - Cleopatra VII Philopator, the last ruler of the Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasty, commits suicide allegedly by means of an asp bite.
3 - Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem
1071 - Alp Arslan beat Byzantines, emperor Romanos IV Diogenes
1099 - Battle at Ascalon: Godfried of Broth beats Egyptians
1099 - Crusaders are victorious at Battle of Ascalon
1121 - Battle of Didgori: the Georgian army under King David the Builder wins a decisive victory over the famous Seljuk commander Ilghazi.
1164 - Battle of Harim: Nur ad-Din defeats the Crusader armies of the County of Tripoli and the Principality of Antioch.
1323 - Treaty of Nöteborg between Sweden and Novgorod (Russia) regulates the border for the first time.
1332 - Battle of Dupplin Moor; Scottish dynastic battle
1336 - English King Edward III endswool export to Flanders
1480 - Battle of Otranto - Ottoman troops behead 800 Christians for refusing to convert to Islam.
1492 - Christopher Columbus discovers Canary Islands
1499 - First engagement of the Battle of Zonchio between Venetian and Ottoman fleets.
1508 - Juan Ponce de Leon arrives in Puerto Rico
1530 - Florence surrenders for emperor Karel I
1549 - French troops occupy Ambleteuse England
1553 - Pope Julius III orders confiscation & burning of Jewish Talmud
1588 - Medemblik surrenders to Spanish army
1658 - 1st US police corps forms (New Amsterdam)
1665 - English fleet beat Dutch fleet
1676 - 1st war between American colonists & Indians ends in New England
1687 - Charles of Lotharingen defeats Turkish leaders
1687 - Ottoman invaders of Hungary routed at Battle of Mohacs
1759 - Battle of Kunersdorf - Russian-Austrian army overpowers Prussians
1793 - The Rhône départment is created when the former département of Rhône-et-Loire was split into two: Rhône and Loire (Lêre).
1812 - Dr Joseph Lister is 1st surgeon to use disinfectant during surgery
1812 - Duke of Wellington's troops enter Madrid
1831 - Dutch troops conquer Leuven
1831 - Netherlands & Belgium sign peace treaty
1833 - Chicago is founded.
1851 - 1st America's Cup-US schooner America beats British yacht Aurora
1851 - Isaac Singer patents sewing machine
1856 - Anthony Fass patents accordion
1861 - Skirmish at Texas-rebels are attacked by Apache Indians
1862 - Gen John Hunt Morgan & his raiders capture Gallatin, TX
1863 - 1st cargo of lumber leaves Burrard Inlet (Vancouver, BC area)
1867 - Pres A Johnson defies Congress suspending Sec of War Edwin Stanton
1876 - Madeline (US) beats Countess Dufferin (Canada) in 4th America's Cup
1877 - Thomas Edison invents Edisonphone, a sound recording device
1879 - 1st National Archery Association tournament (Chicago)
1883 - The last quagga dies at the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam.
1884 - Bill Murdoch scores 1st Test Cricket double-century, 211 at The Oval
1886 - W G Grace made his highest Test Cricket score, v Aust, The Oval
1888 - Bertha, wife of inventor Karl Benz, makes 1st motor tour
1896 - Gold discovered at Klondike River at Dawson
1896 - Willem II soccer team forms in Tilburg
1898 - Hawaii formally annexed to US
1898 - Peace protocol ends Spanish-American War, signed
1901 - Boer general Kritzinger driven out of Cape colony
1905 - King Leopold II opens Central Station Antwerp
1908 - Ford builds the first Model T.
1914 - Cavalery battle at Halen, Belgium ("Battle der Zilveren Helmen")
1914 - German 16.5"/12" guns fires on forts round Luik
1914 - Great Britain declares war on Austria-Hungary
1914 - Russian troops take East-Prussia & occupy Marggrabowa
1915 - "Of Human Bondage," by William Somerset Maugham, published
1916 - Picasso, Max Jacob, Kisling, Ortiz & Paquerette photographed in Paris
1922 - Dedication of Frederick Douglas' home in Wash DC as national shrine
1923 - Dutch AR-leader Coair replaces De Geer as minister of finances
1923 - Enrico Tiraboschi is 1st to swim English Channel westward
1925 - KMA-AM in Shenandoah IA begins radio transmissions
1925 - The first cast of Alpha Psi Omega, drawn from The Masquers of Fairmont College, West Virginia, is initiated.
1927 - "Wings," the only silent film to win an Oscar for best picture, opens
1928 - 9th Olympic Games close in Amsterdam
1931 - Yangtzee River floods after heavy rain crumbles dikes in China
1933 - Cuban dictator Machado y Morales flees after military coup
1935 - Babe Ruth's final game at Fenway Park, 41,766 on hand
1936 - 120°F (49°C), Seymour, Texas (state record)
1936 - Demo baseball game at 1936 Olympics in Berlin, world beats US, 6-5
1936 - Diver Marjorie Gestring is youngest Olympic gold medalist (13y 268d)
1940 - Luftwaffe bombs British radar stations, loses 31 aircrafts
1940 - Netherlands starts rationing textile
1941 - French Marshal Henri Petain gave full support to Nazi Germany
1942 - British premier Churchill arrives in Moscow, meets Stalin
1942 - German 1st tank leader captures Elista, Kalmukkensteppe
1942 - Lt-gen Montgomery arrives in Cairo
1943 - Alleged date of the first Philadelphia Experiment test on United States Navy ship USS Eldridge.
1944 - Churchill & Tito meet in Naples
1944 - Pipeline under ocean (Pluto) begins operating
1944 - Waffen SS troops massacre 560 people in Sant'Anna di Stazzema.
1948 - Cleveland Indians get 29 hits in a 9 inning game
1948 - Court of justice sentences Gen Fr Christiansen to 12 years
1949 - 16th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 38, All-Stars 0 (93,780)
1950 - NY Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 20-6 in Ottawa
1950 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Humani generis
1951 - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
1952 - Hussain ibn Talal proclaimed King of Jordan
1953 - Ann Davidson, 1st woman to sail solo across Atlantic, arrives Miami
1953 - Heavy earthquake strikes Isotope islands, 435 killed
1953 - Soviet Union conducts secret test of its 1st hydrogen bomb
1954 - Senator Eddie Yost draws his 100th walk for 5th year in a row
1955 - 22nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 30, Cleveland 27 (75,000)
1955 - Pres Eisenhower raises minimum wage from 75 cents to $1 an hour
1955 - WPBT TV channel 2 in Miami, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - Canadain actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Gloria Brink
1956 - KOTI TV channel 2 in Klamath Falls, OR (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA World Golf Championship
1956 - William Shatner marries Gloria Rand
1959 - 1st ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island
1959 - Progressive Party under John Steytler forms in South Africa
1960 - 27th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 32, All-Stars 7 (70,000)
1960 - Echo 1, 1st communications satellite, is launched
1960 - Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 8.21m
1960 - USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 41,600 m
1962 - 1st time 2 people in space
1962 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament
1962 - Russia launches Vostok 4, Pavel Popovich, who lands safely Aug 15
1963 - Portuguese dictator Salazar firm on African colonization
1963 - Stan Musial announces he will retire at end of year
1964 - 10th time Mantle switch-hits HR in a game, one goes 502 feet
1964 - Mickey Mantle switch-hits HR record 10th & final time in a game
1964 - Race riot in Elizabeth NJ
1965 - Elizabeth Lane becomes 1st female British supreme court justice
1965 - Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Inc applies for a NL franchise
1965 - Race riot in West Side of Chicago
1967 - New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season victory, beat St Louis 23-14
1969 - Boston Celtics sold for an NBA record $6 million
1970 - Curt Flood loses his $41 million antitrust suit against baseball
1971 - Syriam Pres Assad drops diplomatic relations with Jordan
1972 - "Funny Thing Happened..." closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 156 perfs
1972 - "Oh! Calcutta!" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 1316 performances
1972 - Ian & Greg Chappell both scores centuries in same Test Cricket innings
1972 - Last American combat ground troops leave Vietnam
1973 - 55th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 277 at Canterbury Cleve
1973 - Betty Burfeindt wins LPGA Child & Family Service Golf Opens
1973 - WPBA National Championship won by Betty Morris
1974 - Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 & walks only 2 as Angels top Red Sox, 4-2
1974 - Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford become 1st teammates elected to hall of fame on same day
1976 - 1st approach & lands test (ALT) of orbiter Enterprise
1976 - Christian militia conquer Palestinian camp Tell al-Za'tar, 2000 killed
1977 - For 2nd straight day, Oakland's Manny Sanguillen foils a no-hit bid
1977 - High Energy Astronomy Observatory 1 launched into Earth orbit
1977 - Space shuttle Enterprise makes 1st atmospheric flight
1978 - Arron Marshall completes a record shower of 336 hours
1978 - China & Japan sign peace treaty
1978 - ICE is launched
1979 - "Whoopee!" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 204 performances
1979 - Iran press censors start massive book burnings
1979 - Judy wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic Rankin
1980 - Signature of the Montevideo Treaty establishing the Latin American Integration Association.
1981 - IBM introduces PC & PC-DOS version 1.0
1981 - Jon Erikson (US) becomes 1st to triple cross English Channel (38:27)
1981 - The IBM Personal Computer is released.
1982 - Heavy Israeli bombardement of Beirut
1983 - General Manuel A Noriega becomes commander of Panamanian army
1984 - 23rd Olympic games close at Los Angeles, Calif
1984 - Braves beat Padres 5-3, features 2 brawls & 19 ejections
1984 - Harmon Killebrew, Rick Ferrell, Don Drysdale, Pee Wee Reese, & Luis Aparicio inducted into Hall of Fame
1984 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
1985 - 7th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1985 - Balt Orioles W Gross & L Sheets are 6th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
1985 - Japanese Boeing 747SR crashes, 520 die (worst in-flight toll)
1986 - Don Baylor gets hits by a pitch for a record 25th time in a season
1986 - Red Sox pitcher Tim Lollar gets a pinch-hit single
1987 - Charles Cole climbs 870'Tyrolean Traverse from top of Elephant Rock
1988 - Boston Red Sox set AL consecutive home victories at 23
1988 - Movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released
1988 - Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at hospital
1988 - Red Sox beat Tigers 9-4 for AL record 23rd consecutive win at home
1988 - Richard Thornburgh becomes US Attorney General
1990 - 12th annual Macy's Tap-o-mania
1990 - 72nd PGA Championship: Wayne Grady shoots a 282 at Shoal Creek Ala
1990 - Cathy Gerring wins Stratton Mountain LPGA Golf Classic
1990 - Iraq President Saddam Hussein says he is ready to resolve Gulf crisis if Israel withdraws from occupied territories
1991 - Creditors vote to support Greyhound Bus reorganization plan
1991 - Last day in Test Cricket for Viv Richards, Dujon & Marshall
1992 - Canada, Mexico, and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
1993 - Pope John Paul II begins visit of US
1994 - 1st NFL game on Fox network (exhibition - SF vs Denver)
1994 - Members of the Major League Baseball Players Association strike
1994 - Panic in church of Brazzaville: 142 killed
1994 - Stephen G Breyer, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
1995 - Lara completes 6th Test Cricket century, 152 at Trent Bridge
1996 - "Breakfast on Fox" premieres
2000 - The Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy explodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.
2004 - New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey comes out publicly as a gay man.
2005 - Sri Lanka's foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, is fatally shot by an LTTE sniper at his home.
2005 - An F2 tornado strikes the coal mining town of Wright, Wyoming, destroying nearly 100 homes and killing two people.
2005 - Civil unrest provoked in the Maldives
2005 - An F1 tornado strikes Glen Cove, New York, a rare event on Long Island
2007 - Bulk carrier M/V New Flame collides with oil tanker Torm Gertrud at the southernmost tip of Gibraltar, ending up partially submerged.



Births on August 12

1503 - Christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59)
1566 - Isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands
1592 - Willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden)
1604 - Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651)
1620 - Pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer
1626 - Giovanni Legrenzi, composer
1629 - Tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676)
1644 - Georg Christoph Leuttner, composer
1644 - Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, composer
1647 - Johann Heinrich Acker, German writer (d. 1719)
1686 - John Balguy, English philosopher (d. 1748)
1696 - Maurice Greene, composer
1720 - Martin Gerbert, [von Hornau], prince-abbot/music historian
1720 - Konrad Ekhof, German actor (d. 1778)
1744 - Rowland Hill, preacher
1751 - Johann Baptist Lasser, composer
1753 - Thomas Bewick, England, artist (British Birds, Aesop's Fables)
1757 - ALF, alien life form (ALF)
1762 - George IV, king of England (1820-30)
1762 - King George IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1830)
1774 - Robert Southey, English poet laureate/biographer of Nelson
1778 - Francis Horner, politician
1781 - Robert Mills, US, architect (Washington Monument)
1819 - Daniel Davidson Bidwell, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1864
1820 - Oliver Mowat, a founder of the Canadian Confederation
1825 - Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley, composer
1829 - John Horace Forney, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1902
1832 - Hely Hutchinson Almond, politician/doctor
1833 - William Price Sanders, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1838 - Joseph Barnby, conductor/academic principal
1848 - Macellus Emants, Dutch writer/poet (Along the Nile)
1849 - Abbott Handerson Thayer, painter/naturalist
1853 - Jean Louis Nicode, composer
1854 - Alfred Gilbert, sculptor/goldsmith
1854 - Johannes P Kelly, Dutch [Kellij], actor/operetta writer
1856 - "Diamond Jim" Brady, American financier (d. 1917)
1859 - Katharine Lee Bates, US, author (America the Beautiful)
1866 - Jacinto Benavente y Martínez, Spanish playwright (Nobel 1922)
1867 - Edith Hamilton, US, writer (Mythology)
1868 - Frederick JNT lord Chelmsford, viceroy of British-India (1916-21)
1872 - Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1956)
1875 - Ettore Panizza, composer
1875 - Mezio Agostini, composer
1876 - Mary Roberts Rinehart, mystery writer (Miss Pinkerton)
1880 - Christy Mathewson, HOF baseball pitcher (Won 37 in 1908)
1880 - Marguerite "John" Radclyffe-Hall, author
1881 - Cecil B deMille, Mass, directed God (10 Commandments, Cleopatra)
1881 - Vaclav Vackar, composer
1883 - Jan Schouten, Dutch co-founder (Daily Trouw)/chairman (ARP)
1883 - Pauline Frederick, American actress (d. 1938)
1884 - Frank Arthur Swinnerton, England, novelist (Summer Storm, Sanctuary)
1885 - Alexander Albrecht, composer
1885 - Jean Cabannes, French physicist (d. 1959)
1885 - Marion Lorne, American actress (d. 1968)
1886 - Sir Keith Murdoch, Australian journalist and newspaper owner (d. 1952)
1887 - Erwin Schrödinger, Austrian physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1961)
1888 - Marion Lorne, Phila, actress (Strangers on a Train, Girl Rush)
1888 - Willem Vogt, Dutch radio pioneer/founder (AVRO)
1889 - Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (Dick and Jane) (d. 1981)
1890 - Al Goodman, Nikopol Russia, orch leader (NBC Comedy Hour)
1893 - Howard Smith, Attleboro Mass, actor (Harvey Griffin-Hazel)
1897 - Manuel Blancafort, composer
1897 - Otto (von) Struve, German/US dir (Yerkes/MacDonald observatory)
1897 - Ramon Gonzalez Barron, composer
1898 - Oscar Homolka, Vienna Austria, actor (I Remember Mama)
1899 - Alfred Kantorowicz, German historian (Spanish Diary)
1899 - Ben Sealey, West Indian cricketer (d. 1963)
1900 - Jose Ignacio Prieto Arrizubieta, composer
1900 - Wilhelm Steinitz, Germany, 1st chess champ (1866-1894)
1903 - Frances Clode, CEO (WRVS)
1904 - Aleksei N Romanov, son of tsar Nicolas II [OS=July 30]
1904 - Frank Ervin, harness racer (Hambletonian 1959, 66)
1904 - Kay Campbell, [Catherine Hibben], actress (All My Children)
1905 - Joan [Jacobus J] Remmelts, Dutch actor (Jantjes, Twee Vorstinnen)
1906 - Harry Hopman, Australian-born tennis player and coach (d. 1985)
1906 - Tedd Pierce, American animator (d. 1972)
1907 - James Herbert Lloyd Morrell, bishop
1907 - Joe Besser, American actor and comedian (d. 1988)
1908 - Lord Renton, QC/British govt minister
1909 - Maurice Heath, air marshal
1909 - Richard Bare, American director
1910 - Baroness Phillips, pres/general secretary (Natl Assn of Women)
1910 - Heinrich Sutermeister, Swiss composer (Romeo & Juliet)
1910 - Jane Wyatt, American actress (d. 2006)
1910 - Yusof bin Ishak, first President of Singapore (d. 1970)
1911 - Cantinflas, [Mario Moreno], Mexico, actor (Around World in 80 Days)
1912 - Jane Wyatt, Campgaw NJ, actress (Father Knows Best, Star Trek)
1912 - Samuel Fuller, Worchester Mass, actor (Return to Salem's Lot)
1913 - Kurt Kaszner, Vienna Austria, actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants)
1914 - [Hendrik] Jan Bakker, Dutch resistance fighter/journalist (Parool)
1914 - Gerd Buchdahl, German philosopher (d. 2001)
1914 - Ruth Lowe, Canadian pianist and composer (I'll Never Smile Again) (d. 1981)
1915 - Alex Wojciechowicz, NFL center (Lions, Eagles)
1915 - Michael Kidd, American choreographer (d. 2007)
1917 - Douglas Gunsekera, banker
1918 - Guy Gibson, British aviator, awarded Victoria Cross (d. 1944)
1919 - Michael Kidd, [Milton Greenwald] choreographer (7 Brides for 7 Bros)
1919 - Peter Ambrose Cyprian Luke, playwright
1919 - Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (d. 1971)
1920 - Percy Mayfield, US singer (Please Send Me Someone to Love)
1920 - Peter West, British sports commentator
1921 - Marjorie Reynolds, [Goodspeed], Buhl Id, actress (Peggy-Life of Riley)
1921 - Patrick Howard-Dobson, president (Royal British Legion)
1922 - Andre Kloos, Dutch trade union leader (NVV/VARA)
1922 - Lord Colinbrook, British government minister
1923 - John Holt Jr, cricketer (WI batsman in 17 Tests, 1066 runs at 36 75)
1924 - Derek Shackleton, England cricket pace bowler (50's)
1924 - Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, leader of Pakistan (d. 1988)
1925 - Dale L Bumpers, (Sen-D Arkansas, 1975- )
1925 - Earl Coleman, singer
1925 - Norris McWhirter, author (Guinness Book of World Records)
1925 - Robin Nicholson, metallurgist
1925 - Ross McWhirter, author (Guinness Book of World Records)
1925 - George Wetherill, American scientist (d. 2006)
1926 - John Derek, LA Calif, actor/director (10, Annapolis Story)
1926 - Joe Jones, American R&B singer (d. 2005)
1926 - Wallace Markfield, American writer (d. 2002)
1927 - Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich, cellist/conductor
1927 - Ralph Waite, White Plains NY, actor (John-Waltons, Roots)
1927 - Porter Wagoner, American singer (d. 2007)
1928 - Charles Blackman, Australian artist
1928 - Bob Buhl, American baseball player (d. 2001)
1929 - Buck Owens, [Alvis Edgar], Sherman Texas, country singer (Hee Haw)
1929 - Charles Moore, Coatsville Pa, 400m hurdler (Oly-gold/silver-52)
1929 - Joji Yuasa, composer
1930 - Ronald James Herron, architect
1930 - Jacques *bleep*, Belgian mathematician
1931 - William Goldman, author
1932 - Porter Wagoner, country singer, discovered Dolly Parton (Y'All Come)
1932 - Queen Ferekit, of Thailand (Queens Day)
1932 - Sergey Mikhaylovich Slonimsky, composer
1932 - Charlie O'Donnell, American game show announcer
1934 - Kenneth Eaton, Controller (British Navy)
1935 - Karl Mickel, writer
1935 - John Cazale, Italian-American actor (d. 1978)
1936 - Geoff Hamilton, gardner/journalist
1936 - Gerard Masson, composer
1936 - Hans Haacke, Cologne Germany, artist (Right to Life, Dripper Boxes)
1936 - John Poindexter, US Chief of Staff
1937 - Walter Dean Myers, African-American author
1938 - Anthony Joliffe, mayor of London
1938 - Jean-Paul L'Allier, Canadian Mayor of Quebec
1939 - George Hamilton, Memphis Tn, (Love at 1st Bite, Where the Boys Are)
1939 - Pam Ryan-Kilborn, Australia, hurdler (Olympic-silver-1968)
1939 - Roy Romanow, Canadian politician
1940 - Alexander Yossifov, composer
1940 - Eddie Barlow, cricketer (Great South African all-rounder)
1940 - Michael Brunson, TV reporter/newscaster/actor (Never Say Die)
1941 - Deborah Walley, Bridgeport Ct, actress (Mothers-in-Law, Beach Blanket)
1941 - Jennifer Warren, NYC, actress (Slap Shot, Fatal Beauty, Mutant)
1941 - Sam Andrew, rocker (Big Brother & The Holding Co)
1941 - Réjean Ducharme, Quebec novelist and playwright
1942 - Elizabeth Appleby, QC
1943 - William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud, musician/songwriter
1944 - Donna Michele, playmate (Dec, 1963)/actress (Beach Blanket Bingo)
1944 - Peter Hofmann, German tenor
1947 - Sam Rosen, American sportscaster
1948 - Cliff Fish, rocker (Paper Lace)
1948 - Graham Zellick, principal (Queen Mary & Westfield College London)
1948 - Ron Mael, [J Ronald Day], Culver City Ca, rock keyboardist (Sparks)
1949 - Anthony Akerman, South Africa, director
1949 - Fernando Collor de Mello, president of Brazil (1990-92)
1949 - Mark Knopfler, guitar/vocals (Dire Straits-Sultans of Swing)
1949 - Panagiotis Chinofotis, Greek politician
1950 - Kid Creole, singer (Cocoanuts)
1950 - Jim Beaver, American actor and writer
1951 - Charles E Brady Jr, Pinehurst NC, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 78)
1951 - Hector Rodriguez, Cuba, lightweight judo (Olympic-gold-1976)
1951 - Kid Creole, [August Darnell Browder], US singer (Savannah)
1951 - Willie Horton, American murderer and rapist
1952 - Chen Kaige, Chinese film director
1954 - Pat Methany, jazz guitarist (As Wichita Falls)
1954 - Sam J Jones, Chicago Ill, actor (Chris-Code Red, The Highway Man)
1954 - Sam J. Jones, American actor
1954 - Pat Metheny, American guitarist
1955 - Heintje, [Hendrik Simons], Dutch singer (Mama)
1955 - Ann M. Martin, American author
1956 - Bruce Greenwood, actor (Spy, Another Chance, Malibu Bikini Shop)
1956 - Sidath Wettimuny, Sri Lanka cricket opener (190 v England Lords 1984)
1956 - Terry Taylor, [Paul Klause], wrestler (WCW/WWF/NWA, Red Rooster)
1959 - Lynette Woodard, Wichita Ks, (Olympic-gold-1984, Harlem Globetrotter)
1959 - Suzanne Vega, NYC, rocker (My Name is Luka, Tom's Diner)
1960 - Lonny Chin, Liverpool England, playmate (Jan, 1983)
1960 - Morty Black, heavy metal rocker (TNT-7 Seas)
1960 - Laurent Fignon, French cyclist
1961 - Pete De Freitas, rocker (Echo & the Bunnymen-Heaven Up Here)
1961 - Roy Hay, guitarist (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me)
1961 - Lawrence Hayward, English musician (Felt, Denim, Go Kart Mozart)
1961 - Mark Priest, New Zealand cricketer
1962 - Miss Cleo, American psychic
1963 - Sir Mix A Lot, American rapper
1965 - Angeliki Kanellopoulou, Greece, tennis star
1965 - Barry Manuel, Mamou LA, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
1965 - Peter Krause, American actor
1966 - Bruce Covernton, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
1966 - Dean Hartgraves, Bakersfield CA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
1966 - Gordy Morgan, Minneapolis MN, 163 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-96)
1966 - Greg Manusky, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
1966 - Les Ferdinand, English footballer
1967 - Andrew Glover, NFL tight end (Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings)
1967 - Tom Holkenborg, drummer (Weekend at Waikiki)
1967 - Regilio Tuur, Dutch boxer
1967 - Andrey Plotnikov, Russian race walker
1967 - Andy Hui, Hong Kong actor and singer
1968 - Viktor Karatchoun, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Oly-98)
1968 - Andras Jones, American actor
1969 - Kitty G, [Katia Geiger], Leningrad Russia, cable tv actress
1969 - Lincoln Coleman, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
1969 - Nate Gwynne, Davis Calif, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
1969 - Stuart Williams, cricketer (West Indian opening batsman 1994- )
1969 - Aga Muhlach, Filipino actor
1970 - Alison Inverarity, Australian high jumper (Olympics-8th-92, 96)
1970 - Anthony Swofford, American novelist
1970 - Jim Schlossnagle, baseball coach
1970 - Charles Mesure, British actor
1971 - Jim Walker, Sydney NSW Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
1971 - Pete Sampras, Washington, D.C., tennis champ (US Open-1990, 93 95)
1972 - Allison Cook, Australian basketballl player (Olympics-bronze-96)
1972 - Del "The Funkee Homosapian", rapper
1972 - John Jones, WLAF guard (Rhein Fire)
1972 - Rebecca Gayheart, actress (Hannah Mayberry-Loving)
1972 - Takanohana, Sumo yokozuna
1972 - Mark Kinsella, Irish footballer
1972 - Gyanendra Pandey, Indian cricketer
1973 - Latasha Byears, WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs)
1973 - Moses Ware, NFL wide receiver (Minn Vikings)
1973 - Todd Marchant, Buffalo NY, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers)
1973 - Sayyed Muqtada al-Sadr - son of Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr
1973 - Joseba Beloki, Spanish cyclist
1973 - Jonathan Coachman, American professional wrestler and executive
1973 - Richard Reid, British terrorist, referred to as the "shoe bomber".
1973 - Grey DeLisle, American voice actress
1974 - Peter Pucher, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
1974 - Wendy Palmer, WNBA forward (Utah Starzz)
1975 - Anders Myrvold, Lorenskog Nor, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
1975 - Paul Gaudoin, Australian field hockey halfback (Olympics-96)
1975 - Raegan Scott, WNBA forward/center (Utah Starzz)
1975 - Regan Upshaw, defensive end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1975 - Robyn Hancock, Grand Rapids Ohio, Miss America-Ohio (1997)
1975 - Casey Affleck, American actor
1976 - Antoine Walker, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
1976 - Mikko Viljami "Linde" Lindström, Finnish guitarist
1976 - Wednesday 13, American musician (Wednesday 13, Murderdolls)
1976 - Richard McCourt, English children's television presenter
1976 - Henry Tuilagi, Samoan rugby player
1976 - Pedro Collins, West Indian cricketer
1977 - Iva Majoli, Zagreb Croatia, tennis star (1996 Pan Pacific)
1977 - Jesper Grønkjær, Danish footballer
1977 - Plaxico Burress, American football player
1977 - Park Yong-ha, South Korean actor and singer
1978 - Hayley Wickenheiser, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
1978 - Chris Chambers, American football player
1979 - D.J. Houlton, American baseball player
1979 - Cindy Klassen, Canadian speed skater
1980 - Maggie Lawson, American actress
1980 - Matt Thiessen, Canadian/American musician (Relient K)
1980 - Dominique Swain, American actress
1980 - Jade Villalon, American singer/songwriter
1981 - Tony Capaldi, Northern Ireland footballer
1981 - Djibril Cissé, French footballer
1982 - Alexandros Tzorvas, Greek footballer
1983 - Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Dutch footballer
1984 - Marian Rivera, Philippine actress
1990 - Mario Balotelli, Italian footballer



Deaths on August 12

30 BC - Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator (b. 69 BC)
875 - Louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50
1158 - Anselmus van Havelberg, Brandenburg bshp of Havelberg (1129-55), dies
1350 - Philip VI, king of France, dies
1424 - Yongle, Emperor of China (b. 1360)
1484 - Sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies
1484 - George of Trebizond, Greek philosopher (b. 1395)
1546 - Francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies
1577 - Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (b. 1513)
1588 - Alfonso Ferrabosco, composer, dies at 45
1612 - Giovanni Gabrieli, Italian composer (Madrigali), dies at about 60
1633 - Jacopo Peri, Itallian opera composer, dies at 71
1638 - Johannes Althusius, [Althaut], German lawyer, dies at about 81
1648 - Ibrahim I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1615)
1654 - Cornelis Haga, ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39), dies at 76
1660 - Gilbertus van Zinnik, Flemish architect, dies at about 33
1674 - Philippe de Champaigne, painter, dies
1675 - Karl Rabenhaupt, German/Neth baron of Sucha/army leader, dies at 73
1676 - King Philip, [Metacomet], leader Wampanoag-indians, shot to death
1689 - Innocent XI, [Benedetto Odescalchi], Pope (1676-89), dies at 78
1715 - Nahum Tate, English poet/playwright/poet laureate, dies
1728 - Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies, dies at 61
1750 - Rachel Ruysch, royal painter of soverign Johan von de Pfalz, dies
1778 - Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, British general and politician (b. 1714)
1797 - Ignaz Franz Xaver Kurzinger, composer, dies at 73
1809 - Mikhail Kamensky, Russian field marshal (b. 1738)
1810 - Etienne Louis Geoffroy, French pharmacist and entomologist (b. 1725)
1811 - John FE Acton, cruel premier of Naples, dies at 77
1812 - Jean Joseph Rodolphe, composer, dies at 81
1822 - Robert Stewart, 2nd marguess of Londonderry, commits suicide, dies
1827 - William Blake, English poet/painter, dies at 69
1830 - Franz de Paula Roser, composer, dies at 50
1848 - George Stephenson, locomotive engineer, dies
1849 - Abraham AA "Albert" Gallatin, Min of Finance (1801-14), dies at 88
1857 - William Daniel Conybeare, geologist, dies
1861 - Eliphalet Remington, American inventor, designer of the Remington rifle (b. 1793)
1864 - Sakuma Shōzan, Japanese reformer (b. 1811)
1865 - William Jackson Hooker, botanist, dies
1877 - James Drummond, historical painter, dies
1883 - Last Quagga, zebra with less slashes (in Artis), dies
1885 - Georg Curtius, German classical/linguist/philologist, dies at 65
1891 - James Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat, dies
1896 - Thomas Chamberlain, officer of the 20th Maine at the Battle of Gettysburg
1900 - James E Keeler, US astronomer (rings of Saturn), dies at 42
1900 - Wilhelm Steinitz, Austrian chess player (b. 1836)
1901 - Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish-Swedish explorer (b. 1832)
1911 - Jozef Israels, painter, dies
1911 - Petrus H Hugenholtz, Dutch reformist vicar (Levenslicht), dies at 79
1914 - John Philip Holland, submarine designer, dies
1918 - Anna Held, Polish-born actress and singer (b. 1872)
1922 - Arthur Griffith, Irish nationalist/president (Sinn Fein), dies
1928 - Leoš Janáček, Czech composer (b. 1854)
1934 - Hendrik P Berlage, architect (Stock exchange Amsterdam), dies at 78
1935 - Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (b. 1851)
1938 - Ludwig Borchardt, German egyptologist, dies at 74
1941 - Bobby Peel, cricketer (took 102 wickets for England), dies
1943 - Georges Martin Witkowski, composer, dies at 76
1944 - Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., brother of President John F. Kennedy (b. 1915)
1948 - Harry Brearley, English inventor (b. 1871)
1952 - David Bergelson, Yiddish language writer (b. 1884)
1955 - Thomas Mann, German writer (Dr Faustus, Nobel 1929), dies at 80
1955 - James B. Sumner, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1887)
1959 - Mike O'Neill, Irish-born American baseball player (b. 1877)
1964 - Ian L Fleming, British journalist/writer (James Bond), dies at 56
1968 - Pieter J Auld, mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52), dies at 81
1968 - Esther Forbes, American novelist (b. 1891)
1969 - Dick Ryan, actor (For Heaven's Sake), dies after long illness at 72
1973 - John Clay, cricketer (Glamorgan offie in only Test 1935), dies
1973 - Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1881)
1976 - Thomas Edward Driberg, 1st baron Bradwell, journalist, dies
1982 - Helvi Lemmikke Leiviska, composer, dies at 80
1982 - Henry Fonda, actor (On Golden Pond), dies of heart disease at 77
1982 - Joe Tex, rocker, dies at 49
1982 - Salvador Sanchez, Mexican boxer (b. 1959)
1982 - Varlam Shalamov, Russian writer (b. 1907)
1983 - Henry Gifford Vivian, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ, 17 wkts), dies
1985 - Marcel Mihalovici, composer, dies at 86
1985 - Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (b. 1951)
1988 - Jean-Michel Basquiat, US musician/graffiti painter (Gray, SAMO), dies
1989 - William Shockley, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1910)
1989 - Samuel Okwaraji, Nigerian footballer (b. 1964)
1990 - Dorothy Mackaill, actress (Love Affair), dies of kidney failure at 87
1990 - Sara Seegar, [Stone], actor (Mystery of Room 13), dies at 76
1990 - B. Kliban, American cartoonist (b. 1935)
1991 - Irene Campbell, British actress/dancer (Wicker Man, St Justice), dies
1991 - William Gordon, screenwriter (Back to Bataan), dies
1992 - Beverley Brooks, dies of a stroke at 63
1992 - John Cage, avante-garde composer, dies of a stroke at 79
1992 - Lady Rothermere, [Bubbles], wife of British newspaper magnate, dies
1992 - Queen Mother of Oman, dies
1993 - Jerome Thor, actor (Riot in Juvenile Prison), dies of cardiac at 69
1994 - Gene Cherico, bassist, dies at 59
1994 - Manfred Salzgeber, German film distributor/publicist, dies at about 51
1995 - Frank Cvitanovich, film maker, dies at 68
1996 - Anthony Derrick Parsons, diplomat, dies at 73
1996 - Victor Ambartsumian, astrophysicist, dies at 87
1997 - Luther Allison, blues performer (Motown), dies of cancer at 57
1999 - Jean Drapeau, Quebec politician, mayor of Montreal (b. 1916)
2000 - Loretta Young, American actress (b. 1913)
2002 - Enos Slaughter, American baseball player (b. 1916)
2004 - Sir Godfrey Hounsfield, English electrical engineer and inventor, Nobel laureate (b. 1919)
2004 - Peter Woodthorpe, British actor (b. 1931)
2005 - John Loder, co-founder of the anarcho-punk band CRASS (b. 1946)
2007 - Merv Griffin, American television host and game show creator (b. 1925)
2007 - Mike Wieringo, American comic book artist (b. 1963)
2008 - Christie Allen, British-Australian pop singer (b. 1954)
2009 - Les Paul, American musician (b. 1915)
2010 - Richie Hayward, American musician (Little Feat) (b. 1946)
2010 - Isaac Bonewits, founder of U.S. Druid organization Ar Ndraiocht Fein (b. 1949)
2010 - Guido de Marco, 6th president of Malta, 45th President of the United Nations General Assembly (b. 1931)



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History, Births, and Deaths for August 13


3114 BC - According to the Lounsbury correlation, the start of the Maya calendar.
523 - St John I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1099 - Raniero elected as Pope Paschal II
1326 - Aradia de Toscano, according to legend/folklore, is initiated into a Dianic witchcraft cult and subsequently founds the tradition of Stregheria, later known as the Malandanti.
1415 - King Henry V of England army lands on mouth of Seine River
1516 - Kings Charles I & Francois I signs Treaty of Noyons
1516 - The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis recognises Charles's claim to Naples, and Charles recognises Francis's claim to Milan.
1521 - Spanish conquerors Tenochtitlan (Mexico City) from Aztecs
1536 - Buddhist monks from Kyōto's Enryaku Temple set fire to 21 Nichiren temples throughout Kyoto in the Tenbun Hokke Disturbance. (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1536).
1553 - Michael Servetus is arrested by John Calvin in Geneva as a heretic.
1578 - Duke French van Anjou recognized as protector of Netherlands
1608 - John Smith's story of Jamestown's 1st days submitted for publication
1624 - Cardinal Richelieu appointed Chief Minister of France by Louis XIII
1630 - Ferdinand II fires supreme commander Albrecht von Wallenstein
1642 - Christiaan Huygens discovers Martian south polar cap
1645 - Sweden & Denmark sign Peace of Brömsebro
1651 - Litchfield, CT founded
1695 - -15] French troops under Villeroi shoot in Brussels
1696 - State of Drenthe accredits Willem III as mayor
1704 - French & Bavarian forces were routed by a combined British, German & Dutch army at Blenheim, Germany
1713 - King Frederik Willem declares war on Brandenburg-Prussia
1732 - Voltaire's "Zaire," premieres in Paris
1740 - Hunger strike in Rotterdam
1784 - English parliament accept India Act
1788 - Prussia joins Anglo-Dutch alliance to form Triple Alliance to prevent spread of Russo-Swedish War of 1788-90
1792 - Revolutionaries imprison French royals including Marie Antoinette
1799 - English fleet under lord Seymour overthrows Suriname
1814 - Cape of Good Hope formally ceded to British by the Dutch
1814 - Treaty of London-Netherland stops transporting slaves
1864 - Battle of Deep Bottom VA (Strawberry Plains) & Fussell's Mill VA
1868 - Earthquakes kill 25,000 & causes $300 million damages (Peru & Ecuador)
1876 - Reciprocity Treaty between US & Hawaii ratified
1876 - Wagner's "Of the Ring," premieres
1881 - Henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congolese monarch
1889 - William Gray patents coin-operated telephone
1892 - US black newspaper "Afro-American" begins publishing from Baltimore
1898 - US forces under George Dewey captures Manila during Spanish-Amer war
1902 - England beat Australia by one wicket at The Oval Famous victory
1906 - Black soldiers raid Brownsville Texas
1906 - Cub's Pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 games (187 complete, 15 relief) by Dodgers in 3rd inning
1907 - 1st taxicab (NYC)
1908 - Cy Young Day in Boston, he pitches briefly against an All-Star team
1910 - Dodgers & Pirates play to 8-8 tie, both have 38 at bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, 2 errors, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 pass ball & 1 hit by pitch
1913 - Otto Witte, an acrobat, is purportedly crowned King of Albania.
1913 - Invention of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.
1914 - -14] German army occupies forts at Luik
1914 - Carl Wickman begins Greyhound, the 1st US bus line, in Minnesota
1914 - France declares war on Austria-Hungary, leading to WW I
1917 - Phillies steal 5 bases in an inning against Braves
1918 - Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) established as a public company in Germany.
1919 - British troops fire on Amritsar India demonstrators; killing 350
1919 - Man o'War's only defeat (Upset wins at Saratoga)
1920 - 24th US Golf Open: Ted Ray shoots a 295 at Inverness Club in Ohio
1921 - Simon Kaufman & Marc Connelly's "Dulcy," premieres in NYC
1923 - Germany: Gustav Stresemann becomes premier of coalition govt
1923 - Turkish National Congress selects Moestafa Kemal Pasja as president
1923 - US Steel Corp initiates 8th-hour work day
1928 - Soviet Union Spartacan Games begins
1931 - Cin Red Tony Cuccinello goes 6 for 6
1932 - Hitler refuses Von Hindenburg's proposal to become vice-chancellor
1932 - Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing homers & wins game 1-0 in 10 tying
1933 - 16th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Blue Mound CC Milwaukee
1933 - Jacques van Egmond becomes world champion amateur cyclist
1935 - Transcontinental Roller Derby begins (Chicago Coliseum)
1937 - Japanese attack Shanghai
1937 - Battle of Shanghai begins.
1939 - Yankees set AL shutout margin with 21-0 victory over A's
1939 - Sabotage suspected in crash of 'City of San Francisco'
1940 - Germany air attack on South England (Battle of Britain begins)
1940 - Goering's "Adler Tag" 45-48 German aircrafts shotdown over South-Engld
1941 - Red army evacuates Smolensk
1943 - Red army recaptures Spas-Demensk
1944 - British 8th army occupies Florence
1944 - Generals Montgomery/Dempsey/Bradley discuss naderende breakthrough
1944 - Jackie Gleason-Les Tremayne show premieres on NBC radio
1945 - 35 Jews sacrifice their lives to blow up Nazi rubber plant in Silesia
1946 - Britain transfers illegal immigrants bound to Palestine, to Cyprus
1948 - Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game
1950 - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
1950 - Pres Truman gives military aid to Vietnamese regime Bao-Dai
1951 - Great-Britain & Iraq sign new oil contract
1953 - 4-5 million French go on strike against economizations
1953 - Pres Eisenhower establishes Govt Contract Compliance Committee
1953 - US Gen Omar Bradley's becomes chief of staff
1954 - 21st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 31, All-Stars 6 (93,470)
1955 - Larry Doby's ends AL record of 167 errorless games in outfield
1956 - WBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 - Indians' right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut, hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit 3, Cleveland 2
1959 - Milt satellite Discoverer 5 launched (into polar orbit)
1960 - Central African Republic & Chad proclaim independence from France
1960 - USSR draws adviseors out of China
1961 - Construction of the Berlin Wall begins in East Germany
1961 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Kansas City Golf Open
1962 - Bert Campaneris of Daytona Beach (FSL) pitches ambidextrously
1963 - Custom agents confiscate 21 gold coins from Witte Museum
1963 - Warren Spahn sets left-hander strike out mark at 2,382
1964 - 1st broadcast by Trans World Radio on Bonaire
1967 - WQLN TV channel 54 in Erie, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 - Balt Oriole Jim Palmer no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
1969 - Temp Commissioner Bowie Kuhn elected for 7-year term by unanimous vote
1971 - Paul & Linda McCartney release "Back Seat of My Car"
1972 - Dutch KRO-TV transmits 440th & last "Bonanza"
1972 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Pabst Ladies Golf Classic
1975 - Viv Richards out for 291 v England at Cricket Oval
1977 - 1st test glide of shuttle
1977 - Randy Bachman quits BTO, they disband
1978 - Bomb attack in Beirut, 175 killed
1978 - Judy wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic Rankin
1978 - Yanks score 5 runs in top of 7th. but rain causes game to be halted & thus score goes back to previous inning, Balt wins 3-0
1979 - Lou Brock, is 14th to get 3,000 hits
1980 - Suriname president Johan Ferrier ousted
1980 - Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 1.5k woman's record (3:52.47) in USSR
1981 - Last broadcast of "Waltons" on CBS-TV
1981 - Mary Terstegge Meagher swims world record 200m butterfly (2:05.96)
1984 - Morocco & Libya sign "Arabic-African Union" treaty
1986 - KRE-AM in Berkeley CA changes call letters to KBLX (now KBFN)
1987 - Cards outfield sets record of no putouts in a 4-2 in 13 inning
1987 - Jackie Joyner-Kersee ties world record with 24'5½" jump
1988 - Boston Red Sox win AL record 24 straight home games
1988 - Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit Opens
1988 - US beats Jamacia 5-1, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
1988 - Ronald J Dossenbach sets world record for pedaling across Canada from Vancouver, BC to Halifax, NS in 13 days, 15 hr, 4 min
1989 - 2 hot-air balloon crash at Alice Springs Australia, 13 killed
1989 - 71st PGA Championship: Payne Stewart shoots 276 at Kemper Lakes GC Ill
1989 - US space shuttle STS-28 lands
1991 - Michael Ray Barrowman swims world record 200m breaststroke (2:10.60)
1991 - Test Cricket debut of Mike Whitney versus England at Old Trafford
1991 - VP Quayle makes a speech attacking lawyers
1993 - Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24
1993 - Hotel in Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand, collapses, 114 killed
1993 - US Court of Appeals rules congress must save all E-Mail
1994 - Train crash in Tbilisi Georgia, 24 killed
1995 - 77th PGA Championship: Steve Elkington shoots a 267 at Riviera Calif
1995 - Beth Daniels wins LPGA PING Welch's Golf Championship
1996 - Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 3.0
1997 - Boston Red Sox trade Mike Stanley back to the NY Yankees
1997 - SD Padres trade Rickey Henderson to Anaheim Angels
1997 - South Park's first episode is aired.
2004 - 156 Congolese Tutsi refugees massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.
2004 - Black Friday crackdown by NSS on a peaceful protest in the capital city of Maldives, Malé.
2004 - Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the surrounding area.



Births on August 13

582 - Arnulf of Metz, French bishop and saint (d. 640)
1311 - King Alfonso XI of Castile and Leon (d. 1350)
1422 - William Caxton, 1st English printer (Histories of Troy)
1584 - Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, English politician (d. 1640)
1617 - Johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist
1625 - Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and physicist (d. 1698)
1655 - Johann Christoph Denner, inventor (clarinet)
1662 - Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician (d. 1748)
1666 - William Wotton, English scholar (d. 1727)
1692 - Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, composer
1700 - Heinrich, count von Brühl, German statesman (d. 1763)
1704 - Lorenzo Fago, composer
1717 - Christoph Nichelsmann, German composer
1717 - Louis François I, Prince of Conti, French military leader (d. 1776)
1721 - Francis Ireland, composer
1747 - Adrien-Joseph van Helmont, composer
1748 - Pieter L van de Kasteele, Dutch politician/patriot
1752 - Marie Caroline of Austria, queen of the Two Sicilies (d. 1814)
1764 - Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers, French general (d. 1816)
1790 - William Wentworth, Australian explorer and politician (d. 1872)
1792 - Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, Queen consort of William IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1849)
1802 - Nikolaus Lenau, Hungary, German poet (Faust, Die Albigenser)
1803 - Vladimir Odoevsky, Russian philosopher and writer (d. 1869)
1814 - Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist (d. 1874)
1817 - Karoly Thern, composer
1818 - Lucy Blackwell-Stone, US abolitionist (US Woman's Suffrage Assn)
1819 - George Gabriel Stokes, physicist/mathematician (spectroscope)
1820 - George Grove, London, England, biblical scholar/misicographer
1820 - Joseph Alberdingk Thijm, [Pauwels Foreestier], poet (Dietsche Warande)
1823 - Goldwin Smith, English-born historian and journalist (d. 1910)
1826 - William Thomas Best, composer
1831 - Salomon Jaoassohn, composer
1840 - Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros)
1841 - Unaarrimin, cricketer (played cricket as Johnny Mullagh)
1851 - John Lincoln Clem, Drummer (Union volunteers), died in 1937
1851 - Felix Adler, German-born educator (d. 1933)
1860 - Annie Oakley, Drake Ohio, frontierswoman (Buffalo Bill's Wild West)
1866 - Giovanni Agnelli, Italian industrialist (d. 1945)
1867 - Rudolf Georg Binding, German songwriter/writer (Legenden Der Zeit)
1867 - William A Craigie, Scottish lexicographer (Skotlands Rimur)
1871 - Karl Liebknecht, German revolutionary marxist (Sparta Party)
1872 - Richard Willstätter, German chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1942)
1878 - Leonid Vladimirovich Nikolayev, composer
1878 - Salomon "Sam" de Wolff, Dutch zionist/socialist theorist
1879 - John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Mai-Dun)
1881 - Jacqueline [Pierrette] R van Stuwe, [Eline v S], Dutch author
1884 - Harry Dean, England cricketer (d. 1957)
1886 - Jacob Pierneef, South Africa, painter
1887 - Julius Freed, American inventor and banker (d. 1952)
1888 - John Logie Baird, Scotland, inventor (father of TV)
1888 - Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor (d. 1975)
1889 - Camillien Houde, Quebec politician, mayor of Montreal (d. 1958)
1890 - [Lavinia] Marian Fleming Poe, black US advocate in Virginia
1894 - Ferdinand Sassen, Dutch philosopher/director
1894 - Leonid Alexeyevich Polovinkin, composer
1895 - Bert Lahr, [Irving Lahrheim], US comic/actor (Lion-Wizard of Oz)
1895 - Robert Burton, actor (Dr Gordon-Kings Row)
1896 - Leo[nhard] Pappenheim, conductor
1898 - Jean Borota, France, tennis champ (35 Wimbledons between 1922-64)
1899 - Alfred Hitchcock, London, director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window)
1901 - Ian Whyte, composer
1902 - Bartoes, [Albertus J Wijstma], cabaret performer/comic
1902 - Felix Wankel, Germany, inventor (Wankel rotary-piston engine)
1902 - Lord Sainsbury of Drury Lane, president (J Sansbury Pics)
1902 - Regis Toomey, Pitts Pa, actor (Burke's Law, Petticoat Junction)
1903 - Wilton Graff, St Louis MO, actor (Bloodlust, Just Before Dawn)
1904 - Charles "Buddy" Rogers, Olathe KS, actor (Wings)
1907 - Alfred Alwin Felix Krupp, Essen Germany, arms manufacturer
1907 - Sir Basil Spence, Scottish architect (d. 1976)
1908 - Gene Raymond, NYC, actor (Paris 7000, Fireside Theater)
1909 - John Beal, Joplin MO, actor (10 Who Dare, I Am the Law, Amityville 3D)
1909 - Wilhelmina Von Bremen, US 4X100 relay sprinter (Olympic-gold-1932)
1911 - William Bernbach, Famous Advertiser (d. 1982)
1912 - Ben Hogan, Dublin Tx, PGA golfer (US Open 1950, 51, 53)
1912 - Jan Peeters, Dutch water colors painter/monumental artist
1912 - Max Croiset, playwright/director/actor (Dog of Flanders, Little Ark)
1912 - Metten Koornstra, Dutch painter/graphic artist
1912 - Rita Johnson, Worcester Mass, actress (Honolulu, All Mine to Give)
1912 - Salvador E Luria, Italian/US biologist (Nobel prize 1969)
1913 - Anatoly Vasilyevich Bogatiryov, composer
1913 - Francisco Escudero, composer
1913 - Liesbeth Askonas, concert agent
1913 - Lord Oram, British MP (Labour)
1913 - Makarios III, [Michail Moeskos], archbishop/president Cyprus
1914 - Richard Basehart, actor (Voyage to Bottom of the Sea)
1914 - Luis Mariano, Basque operetta singer (d. 1970)
1917 - Sid Gordon, American baseball player (d. 1975)
1918 - Denis Smallwood, British air chief marshal
1918 - Frederick Sanger, England, biochemist (Nobel 1958, 1980)
1918 - John Bunting, senior civil servant
1919 - Rex Humbard, televanglist
1920 - Charlie Alfred Galbraith, jazz trombonist
1920 - George Shearing, London, blind pianist/composer (Lullabye of Byrdland)
1921 - Neville Brand, Kewanee IL, actor (DOA, Eaten Alive, Fire, Mohawk)
1924 - John Milne, CEO (Blue Circles Industries)
1925 - Benny Bailey, jazz trumpeter
1925 - Leslie Joseph, QC
1926 - Fidel Castro Ruz, Mayari, Oriente, Cuba, dictator (1959- )
1929 - Augustyn Bloch, composer
1929 - Charles Lyon, gen-sect (Transport Salaried Staffs Association)
1929 - Michael Beavis, deputy cmdr-in-chief (Allied Forces Central Europe)
1929 - Pat Harrington Jr, NYC, actor (Danny Thomas Show, 1 Day at a Time)
1930 - Don Ho, Hawaii, ukulele player (Tiny Bubbles)
1930 - Heino Jurisalu, composer
1930 - Marquess Camden
1930 - Don Ho, American musician (d. 2007)
1930 - Wilmer David Mizell, American baseball player (d. 1999)
1931 - Bernard Manning, British comedian
1931 - Norman Read, NZ, 50K walker (Olympic-gold-1956)
1931 - Roy Evans, general sect (British Iron & Steel Trade Confederation)
1933 - Jocelyn Elders, US Surgeon General (-1994)
1933 - Madhur Jaffrey, cookbook writer/actress (Shakespeare Wallah)
1934 - Gary Davidson, US sports league founder (ABA, WHA, WFL)
1934 - Leifur Thorarinsson, composer
1935 - Rod Hull, entertainer
1935 - Mudcat Grant, American baseball player
1938 - Dave "Baby" Cortez, American pop keyboardist
1939 - Saul Steinberg, artist (The Art of Living)
1940 - Ann Armstrong Dailey, founder (Children's Hospice Intl)
1940 - Timothy Wood, British govt asst whip
1941 - Jim Barnes, Tuckerton Ark, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1964)
1941 - Erin Fleming, Canadian actress (d. 2003)
1942 - Robert Lee Stewart, Wash DC, Brig Gen US Army/astronaut (STS 41B, 51J)
1942 - Sheila Armstrong, soprano
1943 - Gary Ilman, US, 100m freestyle (Olympic-4th-1964)
1943 - Susan Jameson, actress (Secret World of Polly Flint)
1943 - Yuri Fedorovich Isaulov, Russia, cosmonaut
1944 - David Mahler, composer
1944 - Kevin Tighe, LA CA, actor (Newsie, Another 48 Hours, K-9)
1944 - Divina Galica, British athlete and racing driver
1945 - Robin Jackman, cricketer (England medium-pacer early eighties)
1945 - Lars Engqvist, Swedish politician
1947 - Gretchen Corbett, Camp Sherman Ore, actress (Beth-Rockford Files)
1947 - John Stocker, Canadian actor
1947 - Margareta Winberg, Swedish politician
1948 - Kathleen Battle, Portsmouth Ohio, soprano (Shephard-Tannhäuser)
1948 - Mosiuoa Patrick "Terror" Lekota, South African UDF/ANC-leader
1948 - Tony Santini, rocker (Sha Na Na)
1949 - Bobby Clarke, Manitoba, NHL player/coach (Phila Flyer)
1949 - Peter J Visclosky, (Rep-D-Indiana, 1985- )
1949 - Sheralee, Ft Lauderdale Fla, vocalist (Your Hit Parade)
1950 - Andre van de Berg, actor/director (Transport)
1951 - Dan Fogelberg, Peoria Ill, rocker (Same Auld Lang Syne)
1951 - Gwen Cheeseman, Harrisburg Pa, field hockey goalie (Oly-bronze-1984)
1951 - Jeff Altman, comedian/actor (Nurses, Pink Lady, Soul Man)
1952 - Marie Helvin, model/actress (Children)
1952 - Herb Ritts, American photographer (d. 2004)
1952 - Hughie Thomasson, American musician (d. 2007)
1953 - Jimmy McCulloch, rocker (Wings)
1954 - Lincoln Diaz-Balart, (Rep-R-Florida)
1954 - Nico Assumpção, Brazilian bass player (d. 2001)
1955 - Betsy King, Reading PA, LPGA golfer (1990 US Women's Open)
1955 - Keith Ahlers, British racing driver
1955 - Hideo Fukuyama, Japanese racing driver
1955 - Paul Greengrass, English film director
1958 - David W Feherty, Bangor N Ireland, PGA golfer (1994 New England-2nd)
1958 - Feargal Sharkey, rocker (Undertones-Never Never, Good Heart)
1958 - Scott Hamilton, Toledo Ohio, figure skater (Oly-gold-1984)
1958 - Randall Shughart, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)
1959 - Bruce French, cricketer (England wicketkeeper in 16 Tests 1986-88)
1959 - Danny Bonaduce, actor (Danny-Partridge Family)/Chicago DJ (WLUP)
1959 - Mark Nevin, rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love)
1959 - Tom Niedenfuer, American baseball player
1960 - Koji Kondo, Japanese composer
1960 - Phil Taylor, English darts player
1961 - Bettine Vriesekoop, Dutch table tennis star
1961 - Dawnn Lewis, actress (Jaleesa-Different World)
1961 - Neil Mallender, cricketer (England pace bowler in two Tests 1992)
1961 - Stuart Maconie, English music writer and broadcaster
1961 - Tom Perrotta, American novelist
1961 - Sunil Shetty, Indian Actor, Producer
1962 - Adam Kase, Socorro NM, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Alberta Open-3rd)
1963 - Elizabeth Bourland, Costa Rica, US 3x20 rifle (Olympics-7th-1996)
1963 - Pamela Jean Stein, Syracuse NY, playmate (Nov, 1987)
1963 - Tigg Ketler, Chula Vista Ca, drummer (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
1963 - John Slattery, American actor
1963 - Sridevi, Indian actress
1964 - Ian Haughland, heavy metal rocker (Europe-The Final Countdown)
1964 - Jay Buhner, Nassau TX, outfielder (Seattle Mariners, NY Yankees)
1964 - Tom Prince, Kankakee IL, catcher (LA Dodgers)
1964 - Hank Cheyne, American actor
1965 - Cris Dishman, NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers, Wash Redskins)
1965 - Leo Groenewegen, CFL guard (Edmonton Eskimos)
1965 - Mark Lemke, Utica NY, infielder (Atlanta Braves)
1965 - Hayato Matsuo, Japanese composer
1966 - Glenn Donald Hamilton, NZ, beach volleyball player (Olympics-96)
1966 - Shayne Corson, NHL forward (Team Canada Oly-1998, Montreal)
1967 - Quinn Cummings, LA Calif, actress (Annie-Family, Goodbye Girl)
1967 - Taro Tan, Montreal Quebec, 65 kg judoka (Olympics-96)
1967 - Tracy Rogers, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
1967 - Amélie Nothomb, Belgian writer
1968 - Joe Garten, WLAF corner/guard (Barcelona Dragons)
1968 - William Thomas, NFL linebacker (Phila Eagles)
1969 - Alex Fernandez, Miami Beach FL, pitcher (Chic White Sox)
1969 - Midori Ito, Tokyo Japan, ice skater (Oly-silver-92)
1970 - Elvis Grbac, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers, KC Chiefs)
1970 - Tim Watson, NFL/WLAF safety (Raiders, Barcelona Dragons)
1970 - Will Clarke, American novelist
1970 - Matt Hyson, American professional wrestler
1970 - Alan Shearer, English footballer
1971 - Camille Thompson, Salmon Arm BC, basketball center (Olympics-96)
1971 - Chad Cota, NFL safety (Carolina Panthers)
1971 - Marcus Ragnarsson, Ostervala SWE, NHL defenseman (SJ Sharks, Sweden)
1971 - Ron Dickerson, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores, London Monarchs)
1971 - Moritz Bleibtreu, German actor
1971 - Patrick Carpentier, Quebec race car driver
1971 - Rolando Molina, Salvadoran-born actor
1972 - Lisa Kiggens, Salinas CA, LPGA golfer (1994 Rochester International)
1972 - Kevin Plank, American entrepreneur (Under Armour)
1973 - Armon Williams, safety/linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)
1973 - Sherman Williams, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
1973 - Brittany Andrews, American pornographic actress
1973 - Molly Henneberg, American journalist
1973 - Eric Medlen, American drag racer and rodeo star (d. 2007)
1974 - Jarrod Washburn, American baseball player
1975 - Jason Gleasman, Wilmington DE, 220 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-1996)
1975 - James Carpinello, American actor
1975 - Joe Perry, English snooker player
1977 - Michael Klim, Poland, Australian swimmer (Olympics-96)
1978 - Kristiina Heinmets, Miss Estonia Universe (1997)
1978 - Benjani Mwaruwari, Zimbabwean footballer
1979 - Taizō Sugimura, Japanese politician
1979 - Román Colón, Dominican baseball player
1979 - Corey Patterson, American baseball player
1982 - Shani Davis, American speed skater
1983 - Ľubomír Michalík, Slovakian footballer
1983 - Ales Hemsky, Czech ice hockey player
1983 - Sebastian Stan, Romanian-born actor
1984 - Niko Kranjčar, Croatian footballer
1984 - Boone Logan, American baseball player
1984 - Heath Pearce, American soccer player
1984 - Baby Blue, American rapper (Pretty Ricky)
1986 - Joseph Lapira, American soccer player
1992 - Katharine Close, Scripps National Spelling Bee champion



Deaths on August 13

586 - Radegund, wife of Clotaire I
587 - Radegundis, daughter of Thurings king Berthar/saint, dies
662 - Maximus Confessor, Greek theologist/crusader, dies
900 - Zwentibold, king of Lutherans (895-900), dies in battle at 29
1134 - Irene [Pirisca], Byzantine empress, dies
1134 - Piroska of Hungary, Empress consort of John II Comnenus
1191 - Philips van Heinsberg, archbishop of Cologne, dies
1278 - Daikaku, Zen teacher Rinzai line/head of Kenchoji, dies in Japan at 65
1382 - Eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (b. 1358)
1523 - Gerard David, Flemish painter
1617 - Johann Jakob Grynaeus, Swiss Protestant clergyman (b. 1540)
1637 - Dirck J Bas, Dutch merchant/regent/govt leader (OIC), dies
1667 - Jeremy Taylor, Irish author and bishop (b. 1613)
1674 - Lars Johnstown, [Lasse Lucidor], Swedish poet, dies at 35
1686 - Louis Maimbourg, French-born historian (b. 1610)
1721 - Jacques Lelong, French bibliographer (b. 1665)
1744 - John Cruger, Dutch-born Mayor of New York (b. 1678)
1749 - J E Schlegel, writer, dies
1762 - John Alberti, theologist/philological, dies at 64
1787 - Isaac de Pinto, merchant/lender/Dutch States-general, dies
1808 - Henri Hardouin, composer, dies at 81
1826 - René Laënnec, French physician (b. 1781)
1841 - Bernhard Heinrich Romberg, German composer, dies at 73
1841 - Bernhard Romberg, German cellist/composer, dies
1860 - Danillo II, ruler of Montenegro, dies
1863 - Eugène Delacroix, French painter (b. 1798)
1865 - Ignaz Semmelweis, gynecologist, dies at 47
1886 - Adolf von Doss, composer, dies at 62
1895 - Christian B Freiherr von Tauchnitz, German publisher (T Edition), dies
1896 - John Everett Millais, English painter, dies at 67
1897 - Antonius von der Linde, Neth/German librarian, dies at 63
1908 - Ira D Sankey, US evangelist/composer/singer (Gospel Hymns), dies at 67
1910 - Florence Nightingale, English nurse, dies at 90
1912 - Jules EF Massenet, French opera composer (Werther, Manon), dies at 70
1913 - F August Bebel, German social-democrat, dies
1916 - Fritz Steinbach, composer, dies at 61
1924 - Julian Aguirre, composer, dies at 56
1927 - James Curwood, US journalist/writer (Valley of Silent Men), dies at 49
1928 - Fernand de La Tombelle, composer, dies at 74
1933 - Paul Joseph Guillaume Hillemacher, composer, dies at 80
1937 - Arthur Plunkett, English civil engineer (b. 1890)
1940 - George C Pearce, actor (Hold tat Lion, British Agent), dies at 75
1946 - H[erbert] G[eorge] Wells, sci-fi author (Time Machine), dies at 79
1946 - Valery Viktorovich Zhelobinsky, composer, dies at 33
1946 - H. G. Wells, English writer (b. 1866)
1947 - Johan H T Norlind, Swedish musicologist, dies
1948 - Edwin Maxwell, actor (Taming of the Shrew), dies at 62
1948 - Elaine Hammerstein, American actress (b. 1897)
1953 - Dmitri Arakishvili, composer, dies at 80
1954 - Hermann W S Waltershausen, German musicologist/composer, dies at 71
1956 - Harry Donnan, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1891-96), dies
1958 - Otto Witte, acrobat and, purportedly, King of Albania (b. 1868)
1959 - Henry Garat, actor (Congress Dances), dies at 57
1961 - Adeline De Walt Reynolds, actress (Son of Dracula), dies at 78
1965 - Ikeda Hayato, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1899)
1967 - Jane Darwell, actress (Girls in Prison), dies of heart attack at 87
1970 - Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer, dies at 75
1971 - King Curtis, [Curtis Ousley], US musician, murdered at 37
1972 - George Wiess, General Manager (NY Yankees), dies at 78
1973 - Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch playwright (Arid Earth), dies at 75
1974 - Hugo Yarnold, cricketer (Umpire in 3 Tests for England), dies
1974 - Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Pray for the Wanderer), dies at 76
1977 - Henry Williamson, English author (Tarka the Otter), dies
1982 - Charles Walters, US actor/choreographer/dir (High Society), dies at 70
1982 - Joe E Ross, comedian (Toody-Car 54, Phil Silvers Show), dies at 77
1982 - Joe Tex, [Joseph Arrington Jr], singer (Getting Scarce), dies at 49
1982 - Joe Tex, American singer and songwriter (b. 1933)
1984 - Clyde Cook, actor (Dawn Patrol, Jazz Heaven), dies in his sleep at 92
1985 - Marion Martin, actress (Dakota Lil, Queen of Burlesque), dies at 67
1986 - Helen Mack, actress (Son of Kong, Milky Way), dies
1987 - Vincent Persichetti, US composer (Sibyl), dies at 72
1988 - Otto E Passman, (Rep-D-La, 1947-77), dies at 88
1989 - Tim Richmond, race car driver (won 13 NASCAR races), dies of AIDS
1989 - Larkin Smith, U.S. Representative from Mississippi (b. 1944)
1990 - Jimmy Starr, actor (Hot Flashes), dies at 86
1991 - Jack Ryan, inventor (Barbie Doll, Hot Wheels), dies at 65
1992 - Bill Elverman, playwright/actor (After Hours), dies at 40
1992 - Clifford Allison, US stock-car racer, dies in an accident
1992 - David Kaplan, news director (ABC), killed in Sarajevo Yugoslavia
1992 - Jan Elburg, [Joannes G], poet (Geen letterheren), dies
1994 - Manfred Worner, German general/sec-gen of NATO (1988-94), dies at 59
1995 - Alison Hargreaves, mountaineer, dies at 33
1995 - Jesse Thomas, blues singer, dies at 84
1995 - Mickey Mantle, baseball great (NY Yankees), dies of cancer at 63
1995 - Per-Jakez Helias, Writer/teacher, dies at 81
1995 - Jan Křesadlo, Czech-born writer (b. 1926)
1996 - Antonio Sebastiao Ribiero de Spinola, soldier/polititican, dies at 86
1996 - Antonio de Spinola, general of Portugal, dies
1996 - Christopher John Gray, priest, dies at 42
1996 - David Randall, priest, dies at 49
1996 - David Tudor, composer, dies at 70
1996 - Tom Mees, ESPN sports anchors (NHL), drowns at 46
1996 - W Gordon Smith, playwright, dies at 67
1998 - Julien Green, American novelist (b. 1900)
1998 - Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer and composer (b. 1934)
1999 - Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and comedian, murdered (b. 1960)
2000 - Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer (b. 1965)
2001 - Otto Stuppacher, Austrian racing driver (b. 1947)
2003 - Ed Townsend, American songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
2004 - Julia Child, American chef and television personality (b. 1912)
2005 - David Lange, 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1942)
2006 - Tony Jay, English actor (b. 1933)
2006 - Payao Poontarat, Thai Olympic boxer (b. 1957)
2007 - Brian Adams, aka Demolition Crush, American professional wrestler (b. 1964)
2007 - Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (b. 1902)
2007 - Yone Minagawa, Japanese woman, oldest person (114) (b. 1893)
2007 - Phil Rizzuto, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1917)
2008 - Bill Gwatney, American political figure (b. 1959)
2008 - Dino Toso, American Formula-1 engineer (b. 1969)
2008 - Jack Weil, American oldest working CEO (b. 1901)
2008 - Sandy Allen, American second-tallest woman in the world (b. 1955)
2008 - Henri Cartan,French Mathematician
2010 - Lance Cade, American professional wrestler (b. 1981)
2010 - Edwin Newman, American broadcast journalist (b. 1919)



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History, Births, and Deaths for August 14th


554 - Ravenna becomes seat of Byzantines milt governor in Italy
1183 - Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures and flee to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan. (Traditional Japanese date: Twenty-fifth Day of the Seventh Month of the Second Year of Juei).
1248 - Construction of Cologne Cathedral begun
1281 - Kublai Khans invading fleet disappears in typhoon near Japan
1385 - Battle at Aljubarotta-Portugal defeats Castile
1385 - Portuguese defeat Castilians at Aljubarrota, retain independence
1395 - Utrecht bishop Frederik of Blankenheim occupies Coevorden
1457 - Oldest known exactly dated printed book (c 3 years after Gutenberg)
1498 - Columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco River in Venezuela
1551 - Turkish fleet under Dragut occupies Tripoli
1559 - Spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay,Fla
1585 - Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of Netherlands
1597 - Cornelis de Houtmans fleet is 1st Dutch visit to Java
1624 - Dutch fleet ceases Callao the Lima in Peru
1636 - Spanish troops occupy Corbie at Amiens
1642 - Able Tasmans ships Heemskerck/Zeehaen depart out of Batavia
1678 - Battle of Mons-French repulse William of Orange
1743 - Prussian army occupies Saksen, beginning 2nd Silezian War
1756 - French capture Fort Oswego, NY
1758 - Battle at Zorndorf: Prussia beat Russia, 1000s killed
1762 - English fleet occupies Havana
1765 - Mass colonists challenge British rule by an Elm (Liberty Tree)
1782 - Suriname forbids selling slave mothers without their babies
1790 - Sweden & Russia sign Peace of Verela
1813 - British warship Pelican attacks & captures US war brigantine Argus
1816 - Great Britain annexes Tristan da Cunha
1820 - 1st US eye hospital, the NY Eye Infirmary, opens in NYC
1824 - General Lafayette returns to US
1825 - Dutch King Willem I throws foreign students out
1842 - Seminole War ends; Indians removed from Florida to Oklahoma
1846 - Henry David Thoreau jailed for tax resistance
1846 - The Cape Girardeau meteorite, a 2.3 kg chondrite-type meteorite strikes near the town of Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.
1848 - Oregon Territory created
1861 - 79th NY troops mutinies
1861 - Martial Law is declared at St Louis, Missouri due to pro-secession sentiment which surged throughout Missouri after the Battle of Wilson's Creek
1862 - Lincoln receives 1st group of blacks to confer with US president
1864 - -16] Confederate General Joe Wheeler besieges Dalton, Georgia
1864 - 2nd day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Virginia: Federal assault
1873 - "Field & Stream" begins publishing
1875 - Society of Regte Afrikaanders establishes in Paarl
1876 - Prairie View State University forms
1880 - Construction of Cologne Cathedral completed (began in 1248)
1882 - Queen Victoria recieves Zulu chief Cetewayo
1885 - Japan's first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint.
1890 - Cecil Rhodes' colonies reach Mashonaland (Fort Victoria)
1893 - France issues 1st driving licenses, included required test
1893 - France introduces motor vehicle registration.
1897 - The town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.
1900 - 1st electric tram in Netherland (Leidseplein-Brouwersgracht)
1900 - 2,000 marines land to capture Beijing, ending Boxer rebellion
1901 - SS Islander hits iceberg near Alaska & sinks killing 70
1901 - The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.
1903 - James J Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 10 for heavywgt boxing title
1905 - Ngindo-rebellion killed 5 RC German clergymen in East-Africa
1907 - "Ha-Tikva" adopted as official Zionist hymn
1908 - Race riot in Springfield Illinois
1908 - The first beauty contest is held in Folkestone, England.
1910 - 6th International Congress of Esperantists held in Washington, DC
1911 - General Leconte appointed temporary pres of Haiti
1911 - United States Senate leaders agree to rotate the office of President pro tempore of the Senate among leading candidates to fill the vacancy left by William P. Frye's death.
1912 - 2,500 US marines invade Nicaragua; US remains until 1925
1914 - British field marshal John French & Gen Wilson land in France
1915 - British transport Royal Edward sank by German U boat kills 1000
1917 - China declares war on Germany & Austria at start of WW I
1917 - Leeuwen soccer team forms
1919 - White Sox Happy Felsch ties record of 4 outfield assists in a game
1919 - Yankee Muddy Ruel hits into a triple-play
1920 - Little Entente formed by Czechoslovakia & Yugoslavia
1920 - Olympic Games open in Antwerp
1921 - Tannu Tuva, later Tuvinian People's Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Russia).
1922 - 1st "old time" musicians broadcasted on radio (Jenkins-WSB Atlanta)
1925 - Mount Rushmore 1st proposed
1925 - The original Hetch Hetchy Moccasin Powerhouse is completed and goes on line.
1928 - Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur's "Front Page," premieres in NYC
1929 - Jewish Agency for Palestine forms
1932 - 10th Olympic Games at Los Angeles closes
1932 - Dodger John Quinn, 49, is oldest pitcher to win a major league game
1932 - Philips makes 1 millionth radio
1933 - Jimmie Foxx hits for cycle & sets AL record with 9 RBIs
1935 - Social Security Act becomes law
1936 - 1st Olympic basketball game (Berlin)
1936 - Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last public execution in the United States.
1937 - China declares war on Japan
1937 - Detroit Tigers score 36 runs in double header vs St Louis Browns
1938 - BBC's 1st feature film on TV (Student of Prague)
1939 - 1st night games at Comiskey Park (White Sox 5, Browns 2)
1940 - Dutch Premier De Geer vacations in Switzerland
1941 - US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issue the joint declaration that later becomes known as the Atlantic Charter
1942 - Dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa
1943 - -Aug 24th: Quadrant conference over strike in Pacific Ocean
1943 - 1st allied air raid on Borneo
1943 - US 45th Division occupies Falcone 40 km outside of Messina
1944 - British premier Winston Churchill arrives at Corsica
1944 - Operation Tractable: new Canadian offensive
1944 - Russian offensive at Weichsel
1945 - V-J Day; Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW II
1947 - India granted independence within British Commonwealth
1947 - Mildred Babe Didrikson Zaharias gives up amateur status for $300,000
1947 - Pakistan gains independence from Britain
1948 - 14th Olympic games close at London, Great Britain
1948 - Bradman's last Test Cricket innings
1948 - England all out for 52 v Australia at Cricket Oval
1949 - Military coup under colonel Sami Hinnawi in Syria
1952 - Mátyás Rákosi appointed premier of Hungary
1953 - 20th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 24, All-Stars 10 (93,818)
1953 - KXLF TV channel 4 in Butte, MT (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 - WGR TV (now WGRZ) TV channel 2 in Buffalo, NY (NBC) begins
1958 - Canadian Football League plays 1st game (Winnipeg 29, Edmonton 21)
1958 - Cleve Indian, Vic Power steals home twice in 1 game
1958 - KLM Superconstellation crashes west of Ireland, killing 99
1959 - 26th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 29, All-Stars 0 (70,000)
1959 - AFL organized with NY, Dallas, LA, Minneapolis, Denver & Houston
1961 - Phila Phillies lose 17th straight game
1962 - French & Italian workers break through at Mount Blanc Vehicular Tunnel
1962 - NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 60,000 m
1962 - US mail truck in Plymouth, Mass robbed of more than $1.5 million
1964 - Bo Belinsky is suspended after attacking sportswriter Braven Dyer
1964 - Egypt/Iraq/Jordan/Kuwait/Syria form common market
1965 - Beatles tape an appearance for Ed Sullivan Show
1965 - Continental Football League plays 1st games
1965 - Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe" hits #1
1966 - 1st US lunar orbiter begins orbiting Moon
1966 - Cleveland Stadium's 1st rock concert is held, featuring Beatles
1966 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1967 - Belgian embassy in Kinshasa, Congo, plundered
1967 - Pirate radio stations Radio 270, Radio London, Radio Ireland
1967 - Radio Scotland & Radio Swinging Holland go off the air
1968 - Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1968 - Montreal Expos officially become a member of NL
1969 - British troops intervene militarily in Northern Ireland
1969 - NY Mets fall 9½ games back, later to win pennant
1970 - City University of NY inaugurates open admissions
1970 - Steven Stills arrested for drug possession
1971 - Bahrain proclaims independence after 110 years of British rule
1971 - British begin internment without trial in Northern Ireland
1971 - Cards Bob Gibson, 35, no-hits Pirates, 11-0
1971 - France performs nuclear test
1972 - Bloody Sunday: British soldiers fire into crowd, kill 13
1972 - East German Aeroflot Illyushin 62 crashes near Moscow, killing 156
1973 - Johnny Unitas files $725,000 suit against Balt Colts
1973 - US ends secret bombing of Cambodia
1974 - Congress authorizes US citizens to own gold
1974 - Turkish army attacks Nicosia Cyprus
1974 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1975 - -15] Pakistani military coup against president Mujib ur-Rahman
1975 - Dmitri Shotakovitch, buried at the Novodevitshi-convent
1975 - Norwegian King Olav V opens Longyearbyen Airport on Spitsbergen
1976 - 10,000 Northern Ireland women demonstrate for peace in Belfast
1977 - 59th PGA Championship: Lanny Wadkins shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach Cal
1977 - 77,691 see NY Cosmos beat Ft Lauderdale Strikers 8-3 at Giant Stad
1977 - Debbie Austin wins LPGA Long Island Charity Golf Classic
1978 - French TV announced a rating of "0" for a program about an Armenian's woman's 40th birthday, (comp: Napoleanic drama-67%, Knockout-33%)
1979 - Rainbow seen in Northern Wales for a 3 hours duration
1980 - 17,000 workers strike in Gdansk, Poland
1980 - Democratic Convention in NYC nominates Jimmy Carter & Walter Mondale
1980 - In Lenin Shipyard Gdansk Poland, 17,000 workers go on strike
1981 - George Foster hits his 8th HR into red seats at Riverfront
1981 - Phils Mike Schmidt hits his 300th career HR off NY Met Mike Scott
1982 - Atlanta snaps an 11-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over Padres
1982 - Iran "Ramadan-offensive" in Iraq
1982 - Pete Rose (Phillies) 12,365 at bat sets record (passes Aaron)
1983 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
1983 - Robert de Castella wins Helsinki marathon (2:10:03
1984 - IBM releases PC DOS version 3.0
1984 - West Indies complete 5-0 series annihilation of England
1986 - Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto arrested
1986 - Phillies & Pirates play a 6 game series in 4 days
1987 - "Les Miserables," opens at Rock Theatre, Szeged Hungary
1987 - Oakland's Mark McGwire sets rookie HR record at 39, en route to 49
1988 - 70th PGA Championship: Jeff Sluman shoots a 272 at Oak Tree GC Edmond
1988 - Detroit beats Sox, 18-6, at Fenway, ends Boston winning streak at 24
1989 - President Pieter W Botha of South Africa, resigns
1990 - Angel's Louis Palonia is 74th to hit an inside park grandslam
1990 - Denver vote for a 1% sales tax to pay for a baseball franchise
1991 - Comedian Jackie Mason marries his manager Jyll Rosenfeld (37)
1991 - Twins Dave Winfield is 23rd to hit 400 HR
1993 - Dr William Masters (78) weds college sweetheart Geraldine Oliver (76)
1993 - Nigerian presidential election
1993 - Reggie Jackson Day - NY Yanks retire 13th # (#44)
1993 - Shari Beadley weds Christopher Martin (Kid 'n Play)
1993 - St Louis reliever Lee Smith is fastest to get 40 saves
1994 - 76th PGA Championship: Nick Price shoots a 269 at Southern Hills Tulsa
1994 - Doc Gooden leaves Betty Ford Center
1994 - Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Golf Open
1994 - Maggie Will wins Children's Medical Center LPGA Golf Classic
1994 - Space telescope Hubble photographs Uranus with rings
1994 - Terrorist "Carlos" arrested in Khartoum Sudan
1995 - Shannon Faulkner becomes 1st woman to attend the Citadel
1997 - "1776," opens at Criterion Theater NYC
1997 - Convicted Okla City bomber Timothy McVeigh formally sentenced to death
1997 - Karrie Webb wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Open
1997 - Okla Court of Appeals upholds death sentence of Timothy McVeigh
1997 - Soyuz TM-25 lands
2003 - Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada.
2007 - The 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 400 people.
2010 - 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games, first ever Youth Olympics, officially starts in Singapore.
2126 - Comet Swift-Tuttle approaches close to Earth



Births on August 14

1297 - Emperor Hanazono, Emperor of Japan (d. 1348)
1473 - Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence (d. 1541)
1479 - Princess Catherine of York (d. 1527)
1552 - Fra Paolo Sarpi, [Paulus Venetus], expert/philosopher
1575 - Robert Hayman, English-born poet (d. 1629)
1586 - William Hutchinson, Rhode Island colonist (d. 1642)
1599 - Méric Casaubon, English classical scholar (d. 1671)
1625 - François de Harlay de Champvallon, Archbishop of Paris (d. 1695)
1626 - Daniel Elsevier, book publisher/publisher
1642 - Cosimo III de' Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723)
1653 - Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English statesman (d. 1688)
1675 - Johann Georg Christian Storl, composer
1687 - Johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/ruler (Nassau-Dietz) [NS]
1688 - Frederik Willem I, king of Prussia (bodyguard of giants)
1714 - Claude-Joseph Vernet, French painter
1727 - Henriette-Anne of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d.1752)
1727 - Louise-Elisabeth of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1759)
1737 - Charles Hutton, mathematician
1740 - Pius VII, [Luigi B Chiaramonti], bishop of Imola/Pope (1800-23)
1742 - Marie Allard, French ballerina (Auguste Vestris)
1758 - Carle [Antoine CH] Vernet, French painter/lithographer
1769 - Friedrich Ludwig Dulon, flautist/composer
1777 - Hans Christian Oersted, Den, physicist/chemist (View of Chemical Law)
1777 - Francis I of the Two Sicilies (d. 1830)
1784 - Francesco Capaccini, Italian cardinal/diplomat
1802 - Letitia Elizabeth Landon, England, poet (Heath's Book of Beauty)
1810 - Samuel Sebastian Wesley, composer
1814 - Henry Hayes Lockwood, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1899
1817 - Alexander H. Bailey, American politician (d. 1874)
1821 - Clement Hoffman "Rock" Stevens, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1823 - Karel Miry, composer
1824 - William Terry, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1888
1836 - Walter Besant, writer/philanthropist (Rebel Queen)
1840 - Baron Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist
1842 - Henry Duff Trail, journalist/author
1847 - Robert Comtesse, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1922)
1850 - Earnest YY [Bachigaloupi] Tourniaire, actor (Kloris & Roses)
1851 - Doc Holliday, American gambler and dentist (d. 1887)
1857 - Max Wagenknecht, German composer (d. 1922)
1860 - Ernest T Seton, naturalist/painter/author (Buffalo Wind-1938)
1861 - Bion Joseph Arnold, electrical engineer/inventor
1863 - Ernest Thayer, American poet (d. 1940)
1865 - Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician (d. 1952)
1866 - Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin, Belgian mathematician (d. 1962)
1867 - John Galsworthy, England, author (Forsyte Saga-Nobel 1932)
1867 - Cupid Childs, American baseball player (d. 1912)
1868 - Leone Sinigaglia, composer
1869 - Edvard Armas Jornefelt, Vyborg Finland, composer (Berceuse)
1876 - Alexander I Obrenovic, King of Serbia/Yugoslavia (1922-34)
1876 - Sibilla Aleramo, [Rina Faccio], Italian feminist/poet (Una Donna)
1878 - Harald Kidde, Danish writer (Aage og Else)
1881 - Francis Ford, American actor (d. 1953)
1882 - Gisela Richter, English art historian (d. 1972)
1883 - Ernest E Just, biologist (pioneered cell division)
1887 - Marija Leiko, Latvian film actress (d.1937)
1891 - Marinus de Jong, composer
1892 - Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, composer
1893 - Alfred Alessandrescu, composer
1893 - Carl Benton Reid, Lansing MI, actor (Pressure Point)
1895 - Jack Gregory, cricketer (Australian all-rounder of post-WWI years)
1899 - Jaroslav Jeremias, composer
1900 - Shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili, composer
1901 - James Pitman, Bath England, educator/publisher/phonetic speller
1903 - John Ringling North, circus director (Ringling Bros)
1903 - Millard Mitchell, Havana Cuba, actor (12 O'Clock High, Gunfighter)
1903 - Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
1905 - Nicolas Cotoner y Cotoner, spanish courtier
1907 - Stanley Adams, songwriter
1908 - Lady Jean Swaythling, chief controller (ATS)
1908 - Manos Katrakis, Greek actor (d. 1984)
1909 - Len Darling, cricketer (South Australian & Test batsman of 30's)
1910 - Pierre Schaeffer, French engineer/composer
1911 - Ethel Lois Payne, journalist (Chic Defender)/1st Lady of Black Press
1911 - Jan Koetsier, composer
1911 - Pieter Platteel, last governor Neth New-Guinea
1912 - Eva Strittmatter, writer
1913 - Fred Davis, English world champ snooker player (1948-49, 51)
1913 - Paul Dean, American baseball player (d. 1981)
1914 - Sydney Wooderson, miler (world record 1937)
1915 - Lord Mishcon, economist
1915 - B.A. Santamaria, Australian political activist and journalist (d. 1998)
1916 - Andrew Kay, surgeon/professor of surgery (U of Glasgow)
1916 - Wellington Mara, Co-Owner of the New York Giants (d. 2005)
1920 - Nehemiah Persoff, Jerusalem Palestine, actor (Al Capone, Yentl)
1921 - Giorgio Strehler, theatre director
1923 - William Flanagan, composer
1924 - Georges Prêtre, French conductor
1925 - Russell Baker, Loudoun County, Va, columnist/humorist (NY Times)
1926 - Alice Adams, US author
1926 - Alice Ghostley, Eve Montana, actress (Bewitched, Designing Women)
1926 - Buddy Greco, Phila Pa, jazz singer (Away We Go, Broadway Open House)
1926 - René Goscinny, French song/cartoon text writer (Asterix)
1927 - Frank Cvitanovich, film maker
1927 - Lord Whaddon, CEO (Daltrade & Skorimpex-Rind)
1928 - Laurentius L M [Laurens] van Deenen, (pathed)physiologist
1928 - Lina Wertmueller, [Arcanguela von Elgg], Rome, actress (7 Beauties)
1929 - Hewlett Thompson, Bishop of Exeter
1929 - Louise M Slaughter, (Rep-D-New York)
1929 - Oliver Neville, principal (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts)
1929 - Dick Tiger, Nigerian boxer (d. 1971)
1930 - Earl Weaver, St Louis Mo, manager (Balt Orioles 1968-82, 85-86)
1930 - Gerald B H Solomon, (Rep-R-New York, 1979- )
1930 - Lord Chorley, mountaineering enthusiast
1931 - Frederic Raphael, writer (After the War, California Time)
1931 - Marylyn Roberts, librarian/founding member (WIC)
1932 - Dom Philip Jebb, headmaster (Downside School Great Britain)
1932 - James V Hansen, (Rep-R-Utah, 1981- )
1932 - Lee Hoffman, American author (d. 2007)
1933 - Richard R. Ernst, Swiss chemist and Nobel Prize Laureate
1934 - Robin McLaren, British ambassador (China)
1936 - Trevor Bannister, British actor
1937 - Brian Fenelly, composer
1938 - Betsy Cullen, LPGA golfer
1938 - Niara Sudarkasa, [Gloria M Clark], educator/pres (Lincoln College)
1938 - Stuart McKinnon, high court judge
1940 - Dash Crofts, Cisco Tx, singer (Seals & Crofts-Summer Breeze)
1940 - Galen Hall, WLAF Head Coach (Orlando Thunder, Rhein Fire)
1941 - Connie Smith, Elkhart, Indiana, singer (Dream Painter, New Horizons)
1941 - David Crosby, LA Calif, rocker (Crosby, Stills & Nash-Southern Cross)
1941 - Peter Truscott, cricketer (one Test NZ v Pakistan 1965, 3 & 26)
1942 - Sandy Gilmour, Montclair NJ, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday)
1943 - Barrie Leadbeater, cricket umpire
1943 - Jon Andrew McBride, Charleston WV, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 41G)
1943 - Keith Hampson, MP
1943 - Ronald Campbell, MP
1944 - Robyn Smith Astaire, jockey/wife of Fred Astaire
1944 - Tim Bogert, Richfiled NJ, rock bassist (Vanilla Fudge) [or 8/27]
1945 - Brenda Benet, Hollywood, actress (Lee-Days of Our Lives, Beach Ball)
1945 - Cheryl Waltz, author/film producer
1945 - Jennifer d'Abo, CEO (Ryman, Moyses Stevens)
1945 - Steve Martin, comedian (Parenthood, Jerk, Roxanne)
1945 - Tony Scannel, actor (Bill, Blue Money) [or 1932]
1945 - Wim Wenders, West German director (American Friend, Hammett)
1946 - Alexander Curly, [Harm Breemer], Dutch artist
1946 - Antonio Fargas, Bronx NY, actor (Huggy Bear-Starsky & Hutch)
1946 - Larry Graham Jr, rocker (Graham Central Station-One in a Million You)
1946 - Marga van Praag, Dutch radio hostess
1946 - Susan Saint James, [Miller], LA CA, actress (McMillian & Wife)
1947 - Daniele Steel, NYC, author (Rememberance, Zoya, Star, Daddy)
1947 - George Newsome, rocker
1947 - Peter Christian, English actor
1947 - Danielle Steel, American novelist
1947 - Maddy Prior, English folk singer
1948 - Terry Adams, American musician (NRBQ)
1949 - John Tarrant, Tasmania, 1st Australian born Zen teacher
1949 - Bob Backlund, American wrestler
1950 - Gary Larson, cartoonist (Far Side)
1951 - Peter Blegvad, American musician (Slapp Happy)
1952 - Debbie Meyer, Annapolis Md, 200m/400m/800m swimmer (Oly-3 gold-68)
1952 - Mark C Lee, Viroqua WI, Mjr USAF/astronaut (STS 30, 47, 64, 82,sk: 98)
1952 - Carl Lumbly, American actor
1953 - James Horner, actor (Titanic, Apollo 13, Balto, Jade, Casper)
1953 - Cliff Johnson, American computer game author
1954 - Mark Fidrych, American baseball player
1956 - Sharon Bryant, vocalist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
1956 - Johnny Lever, Indian actor
1956 - Rusty Wallace, American race car driver
1957 - Jackee [Harry], Winston-Salem NC, actress (Sandra-227)
1957 - Gino Hernandez, American wrestler (d. 1986)
1958 - "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton, wrestler (SMW/ECW/NJPW/WCW, Midnight Express)
1959 - Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Mich, NBA Forward (LA Lakers/Olympic-gold-92)
1959 - Frank Brickowski, NBA forward/center (Seattle Supersonics)
1959 - Marcia Gay Harden, American actress
1960 - Broderick Thompson, NFL tackle/guard (Denver Broncos)
1960 - Fred Roberts, NBA forward (LA Lakers)
1960 - Cecilia Gasdia, Italian soprano
1961 - Sarah Brightman, actress/singer (Phantom of the Opera)
1961 - Susan Olson, Santa Monica Calif, actress (Cindy-Brady Bunch)
1961 - "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler (d. 1995)
1962 - Jerry Foltz, Las Vegas NV, Nike golfer (1991 Pensacola Open-2nd)
1962 - Mark Gubicza, Philadelphia PA, pitcher (KC Royals)
1962 - Mark Robert Isfeld, combat engineer
1962 - Rameez Raja, cricketer (prolific Pakistani batsman)
1964 - Brannon Braga, American scriptwriter
1965 - Emmanuelle Seigner, Paris France, actress (The Smile)
1965 - Lynette Falls, Ridgewood NJ, Miss NJ-America-1991
1966 - David Hallyday, Boulougne France, actor (He's My Girl)
1966 - Halle Berry, American actress
1966 - Karl Petter Løken, Norwegian footballer
1968 - Glenn Leroy McLeay, Invercargill NZ, points race cyclist (Olympics-96)
1968 - Halle Berry, Cleve Ohio, Miss World USA (1986)/actress (Boomerang)
1968 - Praveen Amre, cricketer (Indian batsman, century on Test debut 1992)
1968 - Adrian Lester, English actor
1968 - Billy Mavreas, Greek-Canadian cartoonist
1969 - Stig Tøfting, Danish footballer
1969 - DJ Uncle Al, American hip-hop DJ (d. 2001)
1970 - Arno Doornernik, soccer player (Roda JC)
1970 - Slava Dosedel, Czech, tennis star
1970 - Susan Veasey, Wilmington DE, LPGA golfer (U of S Fla)
1970 - Trise Jackson, WNBA guard (LA Sparks)
1971 - Adam Timmerman, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1971 - Christopher R Nelloms, Dayton Ohio, sprinter
1971 - James Folston, NFL defensive end (Oakland Raiders)
1971 - Mark Loretta, Santa Monica CA, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
1971 - Pramodaya Wickremasinhghe, cricketer (Sri Lankan fast-medium bowler)
1971 - Sean Hill, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins)
1971 - Stan White, NFL/WLAF quarterback (NY Giants, London Monarchs)
1971 - Raoul Bova, Italian actor
1972 - Brian Gragert, WLAF punter (Amsterdam Admirals)
1972 - Ed O'Bannon, NBA forward (NJ Nets)
1972 - Evan Pilgrim, NFL guard (Chic Bears)
1972 - Katja Maaria Lehtd, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
1972 - Ross Schulte, NFL/WLAF kicker/punter (Buffalo Bills, Frankfurt Galaxy)
1972 - Jay Manuel, Canadian make-up artist
1973 - Kieren Perkins, Australian free-style 1500m swimmer (world record)
1973 - Mike Mamula, NFL linebacker/defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
1973 - Nancy Sweetnam, Lindsay Ontario, 400m swimmer (Olympics-7-92, 96)
1973 - Romane Bohringer, Pont-Sainte-Maxene France, actress (Savage Nights)
1973 - Wayne Chrebet, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets)
1973 - Jay-Jay Okocha, Nigerian footballer
1973 - Jared Borgetti, Mexican footballer
1973 - Daisuke Ishiwatari, Japanese game developer and composer
1974 - Chucky Atkins, American basketball player
1974 - Martin Bulloch, Scottish musician (Mogwai)
1974 - Christopher Gorham, American actor
1974 - Ana Matronic, American singer (Scissor Sisters)
1975 - Mike Vrabel, defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1975 - Viaceslav Ivanovski, Israel, Men's Weightlifting 99kg
1976 - Alex Albrecht, American actor
1976 - Maya Nasri, Lebanese actress and singer
1976 - Steve Braun, Canadian actor
1977 - Juan Pierre, American baseball player
1978 - Anastasios Kyriakos, Greek footballer
1978 - Kate Ritchie, Australian actress
1979 - Yoichiro Morikawa, Japanese film director
1979 - Paul Burgess, Australian athlete
1980 - Estrella Morente, Spanish flamenco singer
1980 - Roy Williams, American football player
1981 - Matthew Etherington, English footballer
1981 - Julius Jones, American football player
1983 - Elena Baltacha, Ukrainian/British tennis player
1983 - Mila Kunis, Ukrainian/American actress
1983 - Leo Núñez, Dominican baseball player
1984 - Clay Buchholz, American baseball player
1984 - Josh Gorges, Canadian ice hockey player
1984 - Nick Grimshaw, English DJ/Television presenter
1985 - Christian Gentner, German footballer
1986 - Terin Humphrey, American gymnast
1987 - Tim Tebow, American football player
1988 - Shahd Barmada, Syrian singer
1989 - Kyle Turris, Canadian ice hockey player
1990 - Jaydee Bixby, Canadian singer



Deaths on August 14

582 - Tiberius II Constantine, Byzantine Emperor
1167 - Raynald van Dassel, archbishop of Cologne, dies
1204 - Minamoto no Yoriie, Japanese shogun (b. 1182)
1390 - John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, English soldier (b. 1364)
1433 - Johan I, king of Portugal (1383-1433), dies at 76
1573 - Saitō Tatsuoki, Japanese warlord (b. 1548)
1587 - Gugliemo Gonzaga, composer, dies at 49
1652 - Abraham Elsevier, book publisher/publisher, dies at 60
1691 - Richard Talbot, 1st Earl of Tyrconnel, Irish rebel (b. 1630)
1704 - Roland Laporte, French Protestant leader (b. 1675)
1727 - William Croft, composer, dies at 48
1763 - Giovanni Battista Somis, composer, dies at 76
1774 - Johann Jakob Reiske, German physician (b. 1716)
1778 - Augustus Montague Toplady, hymn writer (Rock of Ages), dies
1784 - Nathaniel Hone, Irish-born painter (b. 1718)
1785 - John William Fletcher, evangelist, dies
1788 - Thomas Sheridan, actor/biographer/lexicographer (Intelligencer), dies
1794 - George Colman, the Elder, playwright, dies
1833 - Luigi Cagnola, architect, dies
1834 - Friedrich Christian Ruppe, composer, dies at 63
1844 - Henry Francis Cary, translator (Dante), dies
1856 - William Buckland, dean (Westminister)/geologist, dies
1856 - Constant Prévost, French geologist (b. 1787)
1858 - George Combe, phrenologist, dies
1860 - André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist (b. 1774)
1863 - Colin Campbell, British officer (Cawnpore), dies at 70
1867 - Niccola Benvenuti, composer, dies at 84
1870 - David [James] Glasgow Farragut, admiral, dies
1874 - Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American politician (b. 1821)
1884 - Arnoldus Pannevis, South African shipping agent/linguist, dies at 46
1887 - Richard Jeffries, naturalist/essayist, dies
1891 - Johnny Mullagh, cricketer (Aboriginal tourist 1868), dies
1905 - Mohammed Abdoe, Egyptian writing expert (Al'Oerwah al-Woethka), dies
1905 - Simeon Solomon, British artist (b. 1840)
1922 - Alfred CW Harmsworth, 1st viscount Northcliffe/newspaper magnate, dies
1923 - Jacob T Cremer, pres (Dutch Handel-Mij), dies at 76
1926 - John H. Moffitt, American politician (b. 1843)
1928 - Klabund, [Alfred Henschke], German writer (Spuk/Rasputin), dies at 37
1932 - Rin Tin Tin, US Hollywood-dog, dies
1936 - Rainey Bethea, hanged, last US public execution
1937 - Sapper, British soldier/novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), dies at 48
1938 - Hugh Trumble, cricketer (32 Tests for Australia, 141 wickets), dies
1938 - J J Kelly, cricketer (36 Tests for Aust 1896-1905, stumped 20), dies
1938 - Landon Ronald, composer/pianist, dies at 65
1941 - Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
1941 - Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (b. 1894)
1943 - Joe Kelley, American baseball player (b. 1871)
1946 - Susan St James, [Susan Jane Miller], LA Calif, actress (Kate & Allie)
1949 - Husni al-Barazi, premier of Syria, shot to death
1949 - Husni el-Zaim, president/dictator of Syria, shot to death
1951 - William Randolph Hearst, newspaper publisher, dies in Beverly Hills
1955 - Fiske Kimball, US architect/art historian, dies at 66
1955 - Herbert Putnam, Librarian of Congress (b. 1861)
1956 - Bertold Brecht, German writer (Mother Courage), dies at 58
1956 - Freiherr Constantine von Neurath, German foreign min (1932-38), dies
1958 - Big Bill Broonzy, rocker, dies of cancer at 65
1958 - Frederic Joliot-Curie, French nuclear physicist (Nobel 1936), dies
1958 - Gladys L Presley, mom of Elvis, dies at 46
1958 - Mary Ritter Beard, American historian, dies at 82
1958 - Konstantin von Neurath, German diplomat (b.1873)
1961 - Clarke Ashton Smith, sci-fi author (Lost Worlds), dies at 68
1961 - Guido Alberto Fano, composer, dies at 86
1961 - Henri-Edouard-Prosper Breuil, priest/archaeologist, dies
1963 - Clifford Odets, US playwright (Golden Boy), dies at 57
1965 - Jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet/writer (Walk at Dawn), dies
1966 - S J "Tip" Snooke, S Afr cricket all-rounder (26 Tests 1905-23), dies
1967 - Bob Anderson, British racing driver (b. 1931)
1969 - Leonard Sidney Woolf, English publisher/writer, dies at 88
1969 - Sigrid Gurie, actor (3 Faces West, Algiers), dies at 58
1970 - Vano Il'ich Muradeli, composer, dies at 62
1971 - Georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer, dies at 59
1972 - Jules Romains, French novelist (Death of Nobody), dies at 86
1972 - Oscar Levant, actor (American in Paris, Dance of Life), dies at 65
1972 - Pierre Brasseur, French actor (Quai des Brumes), dies at 66
1975 - Joris Baers, Flemish bibliographer (founder Boekengids), dies at 87
1978 - Nicolas Bentley, British writer (b. 1907)
1980 - Dorothy Stratten, Playmate, murdered by boyfriend Paul Snider
1981 - Dudley Nourse, cricketer (34 Tests for South Africa, 2960 runs), dies
1981 - Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (b. 1894)
1982 - Patrick Magee, Irish actor (Clockwork Orange, King Lear), dies at 58
1984 - John Boynton Priestley, English, stagewriter (Magicians), dies at 89
1984 - Peter Charles Arthur Wishart, composer, dies at 63
1984 - Tigran Petroshan, Russian chess grand master, dies at 55
1985 - Gale Sondergaard, actress (Letter), dies of cerebral thrombosis at 86
1988 - Enzo Ferrari, Italy, sportscar manufacturer (Ferrari), dies at 90
1988 - Roy Buchanan, American guitarist (b. 1939)
1991 - Douglas Kiker, newscaster (NBC-TV), dies of a heart attack at 61
1991 - Alberto Crespo, Argentine racing driver (b. 1920)
1992 - Alexander Rosemeier, Indonesian/Dutch painter, dies at 104
1992 - Flora SA Benson, US, wife of pres Ezra Taft B of mormon church, dies
1992 - John J Sirica, US, judge (Watergate), dies at 88
1992 - Marion P Ames, US, advocate/activist, dies
1992 - Tony Williams, US, singer (Platters-Great Pretender), dies at 64
1994 - Bill Cowley, creator (Lyke Wake Walk), dies at 78
1994 - Elias Canetti, Bulgaria/British author (Nobel 1981), dies at 89
1994 - Joan Harrison, English producer/Alfred Hitchcock's sect, dies at 83
1994 - Patrick Meehan, petty Criminal, dies at 67
1994 - Tom Greenshields, sculptor, dies at 79
1995 - Joseph Fattorini, businessman, dies at 82
1996 - Camilla Horn, actress (Rebus, Vertigine, Matinee Idol), dies at 93
1996 - Sergiu Celibidache, conductor, dies at 84
1996 - Uzo Egonu, painter/print maker, dies at 64
1999 - Pee Wee Reese, American baseball player (b. 1918)
2000 - Alain Fournier, French-born computer graphics researcher (b. 1943)
2000 - Cuan McCarthy, South African cricketer (b. 1929)
2002 - Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (b. 1972)
2003 - Helmut Rahn, German footballer (b. 1929)
2004 - Trevor Skeet, New Zealand-born British politician (b. 1918)
2004 - Czesław Miłosz, Polish-born writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1911)
2005 - Coo Coo Marlin, American race car driver (b. 1932)
2006 - Bruno Kirby, American actor (b. 1949)
2007 - Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian composer (b. 1913)
2010 - Herman Leonard, American photographer (b. 1923)
2010 - Tahar Wattar, Algerian novelist (b. 1936)



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History, Births, and Deaths for August 16


1290 - Charles van Valois weds Margaretha van Anjou
1384 - The Hongwu Emperor of Ming China, Emperor Dong, hears a case of a couple who tore paper money bills while fighting over them—a case considered equal to the act of destroying stamped government documents, which by law necessitated one hundred floggings by a bamboo rod. However, the Hongwu Emperor decided to pardon them, seeing as how their intention was not to tear up the money.
1513 - Battle at Eguinegatte/Guinegate: Maximilian & Henry VIII beat France
1570 - King Janos Sigismund Zapolyai signs secret treaty with Maximilian II
1625 - Earnest Casimir of Nassau-Dietz appointed viceroy of Drenthe
1691 - Yorktown Va founded
1717 - Prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade
1743 - Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton)
1745 - Skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots
1748 - "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies
1777 - Americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington, Vt
1780 - British decisively defeat Americans in Battle of Camden, SC
1794 - Hungarian revolutionary Ignác Martinovics arrested in Vienna
1797 - Comet C/1797 P1 (Bouvard-Herschel) approaches 0.0879 AUs of Earth
1812 - Gen Hull surrenders Detroit & Michigan territory to England
1819 - Manchester Massacre: English police charge unemployed demonstrators
1829 - Siamese twins Chang & Eng Bunker arrive in Boston to be exhibited
1834 - Charles Darwin climbs Mt Campana in Chile
1846 - Gioacchino Rossini marries Olympe Pélissier in Paris
1858 - Britain's Queen Victoria telegraphs President James Buchanan
1861 - Pres Lincoln prohibits Union states from trading with Confederacy
1861 - Skirmishes at Fredericktown/Kirkville, Missouri
1863 - Chickamauga campaign GA
1863 - Emancipation Proclamation signed
1864 - 4th day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Virginia, Federal assault
1864 - Battle of Front Royal VA (Guard Hill)
1864 - Palace for People's industry official opens in Amsterdam
1865 - Restoration Day in the Dominican Republic: The Dominican Republic regains its independence after 4 years of fighting against the Spanish Annexation.
1869 - Battle of Acosta Ñu: A Paraguay battalion made up of children is massacred by the Brazilian Army during the War of the Triple Alliance.
1870 - Fred Goldsmith demonstrates curve ball isn't an optical illusion
1876 - Opera "Siegfried" premieres in Bayreuth
1882 - British under General Wolseley land in Alexandria
1890 - Alexander Clark, journalist/lawyer, named minister to Liberia
1894 - Indian chiefs from the Sioux & Onondaga tribes met to urge their people to renounce Christianity & return to their old Indian faith
1896 - Gold discovered in Klondike, found at Bonanza Creek, Ala
1898 - Edwin Prescott patents roller coaster
1903 - Tigers play a home game in Toledo Ohio, Yanks win 12-8
1904 - NYC begins building Grand Central Station
1905 - Mbunga-rebellion occupy German post Ifakara East-Africa
1906 - -17] 8.6 earthquake destroys Valparaiso Chile, fire kills 20,000
1907 - Abd al-Hafid proclaims himself sultan of Morocco
1913 - Tōhoku Imperial University of Japan (modern day Tōhoku University) admits its first female students.
1914 - German army occupies last fort at Luik, Belgian general Leman caught
1914 - Zapata & Pancho Villa over run Mexico
1914 - World War I: Battle of Cer begins.
1915 - KC's Alex Main no-hits Buffalo (Federal League), 5-0
1918 - US troops overthrows Archangelsk
1920 - Ray Chapman, of Indians is hit in head by Yanks' Carl Mays pitch; he dies next day, only major league fatality
1922 - AT&T radio station WBAY becomes WEAF (NYC)
1924 - 38th US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla B Mallory (61 63)
1924 - Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
1924 - Dutch-Turkish peace treaty signed
1927 - 1st HR hit out of Comiskey Park Chicago (NY Yankee Babe Ruth)
1930 - The first color sound cartoon, called Fiddlesticks, is made by Ub Iwerks.
1934 - US ends occupation of Haiti (been there since 1915)
1934 - US explorer William Beebe descends 3,028' (923 m) in Bathysphere
1936 - 11th Olympic games closes in Berlin
1940 - 45 German aircrafts shot down over England
1941 - HMS Mercury, Royal Navy Signals School and Combined Signals School opens at Leydene, near Petersfield, Hampshire, England.
1942 - Premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow
1943 - 1st Long Tom bombs on Italian mainland (from Sicily)
1943 - Bulgarian czar Boris III visits Adolf Hitler
1944 - 2nd Canadian Division occupies Falaise Normandy
1944 - Chartres freed
1944 - Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London
1944 - US 15th Army corp reaches Eure, surrounds Dreux
1944 - First flight of the Junkers Ju 287.
1945 - Puyi, the last Chinese emperor and ruler of Manchukuo, was captured by Soviet troops.
1946 - Great Calcutta blood bath - Moslem/Hindu riot (3-4,000 die)
1947 - Ralph Kiner becomes 1st Pirate to hit 3 consecutive HRs
1948 - Arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem
1948 - Israeli pound becomes legal tender
1950 - West Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England
1953 - KTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins
1953 - Shah of Persia & princess Soraya flee to Baghdad & Rome
1954 - "Sports Illustrated" magazine begins publishing
1954 - 200 pilgrims drown in Farahzad Iran rain storm flood
1955 - Fiat Motors orders 1st private atomic reactor
1956 - Adlai E Stevenson nominated as Democratic presidential candidate
1956 - Indians' Rocky Colavito hits his 1st grand slam, Cleveland 5, Tigers 4
1959 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Seattle Golf Open
1959 - USSR introduces installment buying
1960 - Britain grants independence to crown colony of Cyprus
1960 - Joseph Kittinger parachutes from balloon at 31,330 m (84,700')
1960 - Republic of Congo (Zaire, Dem Rep of Congo) forms
1961 - 250,000 West Berliners demonstrate against East Berlin
1961 - Martin L King protests for black voting right in Miami
1962 - Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatle drummer
1963 - Independence is restored to Dominican Republic
1964 - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open Invitational
1964 - St Louis Card Curt Flood gets 8 straight hits in a doubleheader
1965 - AFL awards its 1st expansion franchise (Miami Dolphins)
1967 - Cin Red Jim Maloney retires 19 Pirates, then gets injured & leaves
1967 - WFIQ TV channel 36 in Florence, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 - WATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, GA begins broadcasting
1969 - Woodstock rock festival begins in NY
1970 - 52nd PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots 279 at Southern Hills OK
1970 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cincinnati Golf Open
1972 - 54th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich
1972 - Morocco King Hassan II's B727 shot at
1972 - Philip Potter appointed sect-gen of World council of Churches
1972 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1974 - Ramones concert debut (NY's CBGBs)
1975 - "Rodgers & Hart" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 108 perfs
1975 - Peter Gabriel quits Genesis
1976 - 58th PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots a 281 at Congressional MD
1976 - St Louis Cards beat San Diego Chargers 20-10 in Tokyo (NFL expo)
1977 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 - Yanks blow 9-4 lead in 9th but beat Chicago 11-10 in bottom of 9th
1980 - Bill Ward quits Black Sabbath
1980 - Cozy Powell quits Rainbow
1980 - Jools Holland quits Squeeze
1981 - Highest score in World Cup soccer match (New Zealand-13, Fiji-0)
1981 - Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
1981 - Mary Terstegge Meagher swims world record 100m butterfly (57.93)
1983 - Paul Simon weds Carrie Fisher
1984 - Andrea Doria's safe opened
1984 - LA federal jury acquits auto maker John Z DeLorean on cocaine charges
1984 - Largest harness racing purse ($2,161,000-Nihilator wins $1,080,500)
1984 - NASA launches Ampte
1985 - Madonna weds Sean Penn on her 27th birthday
1986 - Sudan rebels shoot a Fokker's F-27 down, 57 killed
1986 - "Papa Don't Preach," goes #1 for 2 weeks
1986 - Madonna's "True Blue," album goes #1 for 5 weeks & her single
1987 - Astrological Harmonic Convergence-Dawn of New Age
1987 - NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs, 23-9
1987 - Northwest Airlines 255 plane crashes in Detroit, 156 die (1 lives)
1987 - Val Skinner wins LPGA MasterCard International Golf Pro-Am
1988 - Butch Reynolds runs world record 400 m (43.29)
1988 - IBM introduces software for artificial intelligence
1988 - Jailed black nationalist Nelson Mandela struck with tuberculosis
1988 - Mayor Koch says he plans to wipe out street-corner windshield washers
1989 - Roger Kingdom of USA sets 110m hurdle record (12.92) in Zurich
1989 - A solar flare from the Sun creates a geomagnetic storm that affects micro chips, leading to a halt of all trading on Toronto's stock market.
1990 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1990 - Iraq orders 4000 Britons & 2500 Americans in Kuwait to Iraq
1991 - Belgium census is 10,000,963 inhabitants
1991 - Pres Bush declares recession is near an end
1992 - 20th du Maurier Golf Classic: Sherri Steinhaur
1992 - 74th PGA Championship: Nick Price shoots a 278 at Bellerive St Louis
1992 - Moses Kiptanui runs world record 3k (7:28.96)
1993 - The Debian distribution was first announced by Ian Murdock, then a student at Purdue University. Murdock initially called his system the "Debian Linux Release"
1994 - Chandrika Kumaratungo's party wins Sri Lanka elections
1994 - Shauna Gambill, 17, of California, crowned 12th Miss Teen USA
1997 - For only 2nd time Stanley Cup leaves North America (heads to Russia)
1998 - 80th PGA Championship at Sahalee CC, Seattle WA
1998 - Weetabix Women's British Golf Open
2003 - U.S. Representative from South Dakota Bill Janklow hits and kills a motorcyclist with his car at a rural intersection near Trent, South Dakota; he will eventually be convicted of manslaughter and will resign from Congress.
2005 - West Caribbean Airways Flight 708 crashes near Machiques, Venezuela, killing the 160 aboard.
2008 - Usain Bolt sets a new 100 metres dash world record of 9.69 seconds at the Beijing 2008 summer olympics.



Births on August 16

1355 - Philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster
1378 - Hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425)
1397 - Albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany
1401 - Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436)
1550 - Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar
1557 - Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (d. 1602)
1573 - Anna of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1598)
1596 - Frederick V, Elector Palatine (d. 1632)
1622 - Tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian
1637 - Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and poet (d. 1706)
1645 - Jean de La Bruyère, French writer (d. 1696)
1650 - Vincenzo Coronelli, Italian cartographer and encylopedist (d. 1718)
1666 - Henriette Amalia, monarch of Nassau-Dietz
1682 - Louis, duc de Bourgogne, heir-apparent to the French throne (d. 1712)
1761 - Yevstigney Fomin, Russian composer (d. 1800)
1769 - Jean Aime Vernier, composer
1776 - Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer
1795 - Heinrich August Marschner, composer
1815 - John Bosco, Italian priest and educator (d. 1888)
1816 - Joseph Robinson, composer
1817 - Henry Winter Davis, MC (Union), died in 1865
1820 - Andrew Rainsford Wetmore, Canadian politician (d. 1892)
1828 - Joseph Bradford Carr, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1831 - Edward Payson Chapin, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1831 - John Jones Ross, Quebec politician (d. 1901)
1832 - Wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist/psychologist/philosopher
1836 - John Farmer, composer
1837 - Emile A H Seipgens, Dutch priest/beer brewer
1842 - Jakob Rosanes, German mathematician (d. 1922)
1845 - Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist
1846 - Justus van Maurik, Dutch cigar manufacturer/writer/editor (Groene)
1858 - Arthur Achleitner, German writer (d. 1927)
1860 - Jules Laforgue, Uruguay, French poet (Les Complaintas)
1860 - Lord Hawke, cricketer (England batsman 1890's, many official posts)
1862 - Amos Alonzo Stagg, football pioneer, inventor (tackling dummy)
1864 - Ferdinand C S Schiller, British philosopher (Riddles of the Sphinx)
1867 - Antonio Nobre, Portuguese poet (Lonely)
1868 - Bernard MacFadden, publisher (Physical Culture, True Romances)
1868 - Charles Sanford Skilton, composer
1868 - Bernarr McFadden, American publisher (d. 1955)
1871 - Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer
1874 - Arthur Meighen, Canada, PM of Canada (1920, 21, 26)
1876 - Ivan Bilibin, Russian illustrator (d. 1942)
1877 - Karl L Hoschna, composer
1879 - Ethel Barrymore, classic film & stage actress (Pinky, Moonrise)
1882 - Pierre H Ritter Jr, Dutch literary/head (Utrecht Newspaper)
1884 - Adrian S Oppenheim, Dutch lawyer/adviser (British Petroleum/Shell)
1884 - Hugo Gernsback, sci-fi writer (1960 Hugo)
1884 - Walther von Reichenau, German field marshal (d. 1942)
1885 - Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)
1887 - Nadia Boulanger, conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony)
1888 - Armand J. Piron, American musician (d. 1943)
1892 - Harold Foster, cartoonist (created "Prince Valiant")
1892 - Otto Messmer, American cartoonist (d. 1983)
1894 - George Meany, NYC, labor leader (headed AFL-CIO)
1895 - Jacinto Guerrero, composer
1895 - Lucien Littlefield, San Antonia Tx, actor (Mr Beasley-Blondie)
1895 - Albert Cohen, Swiss novelist (d. 1981)
1895 - Liane Haid, Austrian actress (d. 2000)
1897 - Robert Ringling, circus master
1897 - Vicente Ascone, composer
1899 - Glenn Strange, Weed NM, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke)
1902 - Georgette Heyer, England, novelist (Friday's Child)
1902 - Stefan Boleslaw Poradowski, composer
1904 - Wendell Stanley, biochemist, 1st to crystallize a virus (Nobel 1946)
1906 - Franz Josef II, prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89)
1907 - Alexander Uriah Boskovich, composer
1907 - Mae Clarke, [Klotz], Phila, actress (Frankenstein, Waterloo Bridge)
1908 - William Maxwell, American novelist and editor (d. 2000)
1909 - Paul Smith Callaway, composer
1910 - Mae Clarke, Phila, actress (Frankenstein, Nana, Parole Girl)[or 1907]
1912 - Marga AM Klompe, 1st Netherland woman elected minister
1912 - Ted Drake, soccer star
1912 - Ted Drake, English footballer (d. 1995)
1913 - Menachem Begin, Israeli PM (1977-83, Nobel 1978)
1914 - Tullio Pandolfini, Italy, water polo (Olympic-gold-1948)
1915 - Al Hibbler, singer (Unchained Melody)
1916 - Iggy Katona, American race car driver (d. 2003)
1917 - Roque Cordero, Panama, composer (Sonata Breve)
1920 - Charles Bukowski, Andernach Germany, US writer (Hollywood: A Novel)
1922 - Louis E Lomax, author
1923 - Joe Hutton, northumbrian piper/shepherd
1923 - Shimon Peres, Israeli Labor Party leader/prime minister
1923 - Millôr Fernandes, Brazilian playwright
1925 - Fess Parker, Fort Worth Texas, actor (Davy Crockett, Old Yeller)
1925 - Willie Jones, American baseball player (d. 1983)
1928 - Ann Blyth, Mt Kisko NY, actress (Kismet, Mildred Pierce)
1928 - Eddie Kirkland, Jamaican/US blues guitarist (Have Mercy)
1929 - Bill Evans, US jazz pianist
1929 - Helmut Rahn, German footballer (d. 2003)
1929 - Fritz Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1997)
1930 - Frank Gifford, Calif, NFL halfback (NY Giants)/ABC sportscaster
1930 - Marion A Trabert, tennis champ (US Open-1953)
1930 - Robert Culp, Berkley Calif, actor (I Spy, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice)
1930 - Tony Trabert, tennis pro (1955 Wimbledon)
1932 - Eydie Gorme, [Edithe Gormezano], Bronx NY, singer (Bossa Nova)
1932 - Jon Lindbergh, 2nd son of aviator Charles Lindbergh
1933 - Jan van Ginkel, graphic artist/publisher (Perscombinatie)
1933 - Reiner Kunze, writer
1933 - Stuart A "Smokey" Roosa, Durango Colo, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 14)
1934 - Diana Wynne Jones, UK, sci-fi author (Drowned Ammet, Witch Week)
1934 - Ed van Thijn, (Jewish) Dutch foreign min/mayor (Amsterdam, 1983-94)
1934 - John Standing, London England, actor (Edward-Lime Street)
1934 - Ketty Lester, [Revoyda Frierson], US singer/actress (Love Letters)
1934 - Sam Trimble, cricketer (Queensland bat, 12th man for Aust, no Test)
1934 - Pierre Richard, French actor
1935 - Betsy von Furstenberg, Nelheim Ger, actress (Machine Calls it Murder)
1935 - Julie Newmar, Hollywood Calif, actress (Catwoman-Batman, Living Doll)
1935 - Andreas Stamatiadis, Greek footballer and coach
1936 - Anita Gillette, Balt Md, actress (Quincy ME, Marathon, Moonstruck)
1936 - Gary Clarke, LA Calif, actor (Hondo, Virginian, Michael Shayne)
1937 - David Behrman, composer
1937 - Lorraine Gary, NYC, actress (Jaws, Jaws 2, Jaws 4)
1937 - Andrew J[efferson V] Offutt, US, sci-fi author (Undying Wizard)
1937 - David Anderson, Canadian politician
1938 - Oleg Grigoryevich Kononenko, Russia, cosmonaut
1939 - Carol Shelley, London, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple)
1939 - Valeri V Ryumin, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 32)
1939 - Wim Meijer, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1939 - Sir Trevor Mcdonald, Trinidadian-born British television newsreader
1940 - Bruce Beresford, Austral director (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies)
1942 - John Meulendijks, Dutch cryptogram maker (People's Daily)
1944 - Dick Zimmer, (Rep-R-New Jersey)
1944 - Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistan left-arm quick, 1 Test)
1945 - Bob Balaban, Chicago IL, actor/director (2010, Girlfriends)
1945 - Gary Loizzo, Chicago IL, rock guitarist (American Breed)
1945 - Gordon "Snowy" Fleet, Merseyside, rock drummer (Easybeats)
1945 - Kevin Ayers, England, progressive rocker (Joy of a Toy)
1945 - Robert Balaban, Chicago, actor (Absence of Malice, Altered States)
1945 - Suzanne Farrell, Cincinnati, ballerina (Don Quioxote)
1946 - Lesley Ann Warren, NYC, actress (Cinderella, Mission Impossible)
1946 - Massoud Barzani, Iraqi Kurdish politician
1946 - Dick Murdoch, American professional wrestler (d. 1996)
1947 - Carol Moseley-Braun, (Sen-D Illinois)
1947 - John Howard, (US), speed record (152.284 mph at Bonneville Flats, UT)
1948 - Barry Hay, singer/fluitist/saxophonist/guitarist (Golden Earring)
1948 - Mike Jorgensen, American baseball player
1948 - Pierre Reid, Canadian politician and teacher
1949 - Bill Spooner, rock guitarist/vocalist (Tubes)
1949 - Scott Asheton, American musician (The Stooges)
1950 - Hasely Crawford, Trinidad, 100m runner (Olympic-gold-1976)
1950 - Jeff[rey R] Thomson, cricketer (great Aussie fast bowler 1972-85)
1950 - Marshall Manesh, Iranian-born American actor
1950 - Stockwell Day, Canadian politician
1951 - Richard Hunt, American puppeteer (d. 1992)
1952 - Gianna Rolandi, NYC, soprano (Der Rosenkavalier)
1952 - Mahes Goonatillake, cricketer (Sri Lankan keeper in their 1st 5 Tests)
1952 - Reginald Veljohnson, actor (Carl Winslow-Family Matters, Die Hard)
1953 - Catlin O'Heaney, Whitefish Bay Wisc, actress (Snow White-Charmings)
1953 - James Taylor, SC, rocker (Kool & The Gang-Joanna)
1953 - Kathie Lee Gifford, Paris Fla, hostess (Live with Regis & Kathie Lee)
1953 - Nick Leyva, baseball manager (Phillies 1988-91)
1954 - James Cameron, Kapuskasing Ontario, writer/dir (True Lies, Titanic)
1956 - Colleen Walker, Jacksonville FL, LPGA golfer (1988 Mazda Champions)
1956 - Dominic Erban, French rugby international player
1956 - Daniel Willems, Belgian cyclist
1957 - Tim Farriss, Australian pop guitarist (INXS-Kiss the Dirt)
1958 - Angela Bassett, NYC, actress (What's Love Got to Do With It)
1958 - Jonathan Prince, Beverly Hills Pa, actor (Danny-Alice, Pray TV)
1958 - Jose Luis, Clerc Argentina, tennis star
1958 - Madonna, [Ciccone], Bay City Mich, singer/actress (Like a Virgin)
1958 - Peter "Jeff" K Wisoff, Norfolk VA, PhD/Astronaut (STS 57, 68, 81/84)
1959 - Laura Innes, American actress
1959 - Marc Sergeant, Belgian cyclist
1960 - Timothy Hutton, Malibu Calif, actor (Turk 182, Ordinary People)
1961 - Christian Okoye, American football player
1962 - Steve Carell, American actor and comedian
1963 - Scott Dunlap, Pittsburgh PA, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 S Afr Masters)
1964 - Jimmy Arias, Buffalo NY, tennis player (US Davis Cup team)
1964 - Nigel Redman, English rugby international player
1965 - Brian McDonough, Long Beach Calif, points cyclist (Olympics-19th-96)
1965 - Eric van der Luer, soccer player (Roda JC)
1965 - Todd McNair, NFL running back/kick returner (Houston Oilers)
1965 - Xavier Hernandez, Port Arthur TX, pitcher (Houston Astros)
1966 - Ed Olczyk, Chicago, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
1966 - Rosey Edeh, London England, Canadian 400m hurdler (Olympics-4-92, 96)
1966 - Terry Shumpert, Paducah KY, infielder (Chic Cubs)
1967 - Bret Barberie, Long Beach CA, infielder (Chic Cubs)
1967 - Matt Vanderbeek, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
1967 - Ulrika Jonsson, Swedish television personality
1967 - Pamela Smart, American convicted murderess
1968 - Donovan Leitch Jr, actor/musician (I Shot Andy Warhol)
1968 - Eric Jonassen, offensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals)
1969 - Becky Delos Santos, Boston Mass, playmate (April, 1994)
1969 - Ben Coates, NFL tight end (NE Patriots)
1969 - Carl Henkel, Torrance Calif, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
1969 - Andy Milder, American voice actor
1970 - Adrian Hardy, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
1970 - Dena Head, WNBA guard (Utah Starzz)
1970 - Eric Swann, NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
1970 - Lester Smith, CFL safety (Toronto Argonauts)
1970 - Quinton McCracken, Wilmington NC, outfielder (Colorado Rockies)
1970 - Wilco Hellinga, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1970 - Bonnie Bernstein, American sportscaster
1970 - Killah Priest, American rapper
1970 - Manisha Koirala, Indian actress
1970 - Saif Ali Khan, Indian actor
1971 - Nigel Williams, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
1971 - Troy Alexander, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1971 - Willie Jackson, NFL wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1871 - Stefan Klos, German footballer
1972 - Eddie Goines, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
1972 - Michael Reed, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers)
1972 - Michael Thornberry, Virginia Beach Va, team handball circle (Oly-1996)
1972 - Zach Wiegert, tackle (St Louis Rams)
1972 - Stan Lazaridis, Australian footballer
1972 - Emily Robison, American country singer, instrumentalist and songwriter (Dixie Chicks)
1972 - Frankie Boyle, Scottish comedian
1973 - Damian Jackson, American baseball player
1974 - Bryan Chiu, CFL defensive tackle (Montreal Alouettes)
1974 - Krizstina Egerszegi, Hungarian backstroke swimmer (100/200m WR)
1974 - Roger Cedeno, Valencia Edo Venezuela, outfielder (LA Dodgers)
1974 - Ryan Longwell, NFL kicker (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1974 - Iván Hurtado, Ecuadorian footballer
1975 - Felicia Zimmermann, Rochester NY, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
1975 - Didier Agathe, French footballer
1975 - George Stults, American actor
1976 - Jonatan Johansson, Finnish footballer
1976 - Dave Ockun, American concert producer
1977 - Tamer Hosny, Egyptian singer/actor
1978 - Eddie Gill, American basketball player
1978 - Fu Mingxia, Chinese female diver
1979 - Monder Rizki, Belgian athlete
1979 - Michael Stahlman, American rower and coach
1980 - Vanessa Carlton, American singer/songwriter
1980 - Robert Hardy, English musician (Franz Ferdinand)
1981 - Roque Santa Cruz, Paraguayan footballer
1981 - Taylor Rain, American pornographic actress
1982 - Cam Gigandet, American actor
1982 - Joleon Lescott, English footballer
1983 - Colin Griffiths, English TV presenter and DJ
1983 - Colt Brennan, NFL Quarterback, Washington Redskins
1983 - Nikos Zisis, Greek basketball player
1985 - Agnes Bruckner, American actress
1986 - Shawn Pyfrom, American actor
1987 - Kyal Marsh, Australian actor
1988 - Rumer Willis, child of Bruce Willis & Demi Moore
1988 - Kevin Schmidt, American actor
1991 - Evanna Lynch, Irish actress
1991 - Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Canadian actress



Deaths on August 16

14 AD - Augustus, first Roman Emperor (b. 63 BC)
1027 - Giorgi I, King of Georgia (b. 998)
1297 - John II of Trebizond (b. 1262)
1327 - Roch, French saint (b. 1295)
1358 - Duke Albert II of Austria (b. 1298)
1419 - Wenceslaus, King of the Romans, King of Bohemia (b. 1361)
1443 - Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (b. 1434)
1445 - Margaret of Scotland (Dauphine of France), wife of the future King Louis XI (b. 1424)
1508 - Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41
1518 - Loyset Compère, French composer
1532 - John the Steadfast, Elector of Saxony (b. 1468)
1603 - Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri), dies at 62
1661 - Thomas Fuller, English prime minister, dies at 53
1675 - Bogdan Chmilnicki, cosack leader/murderer of 300,000 Jews, dies
1678 - Andrew Marvell, English poet (Definition of Love), ODs at 57
1705 - Jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 50
1733 - Matthew Tindal, English deist (b. 1657)
1738 - Joe Miller, English comic, dies
1748 - Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer, dies at 63
1786 - Henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer/bandmaster, dies at 80
1791 - Charles-François de Broglie, marquis de Ruffec, French soldier and diplomat (b. 1719)
1799 - Vincenzo Manfredini, composer, dies at 61
1807 - Claude C Saunier, French furniture maker, dies at about 72
1831 - Eduard Brendler, composer, dies at 30
1836 - Marc-Antoine Parseval, French mathematician (b. 1755)
1854 - Duncan Phyfe, furniture maker, dies
1855 - Henry Colburn, British publisher (b. ?)
1864 - John Randolph Chambliss Jr, planter/Confederate, dies in battle at 31
1870 - Ludvig Anton Edmund Passy, composer, dies at 80
1886 - Swami Ramakrishna, Indies philosopher, dies at 50
1888 - John Pemberton, American druggist and inventor of Coca-Cola (b. 1831)
1893 - Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist (b. 1825)
1894 - Herman van der Tuuk, Dutch linguist (Toba Batak grammar), dies at 70
1899 - Robert Wilhelm Bunsen, German chemist (b. 1811)
1900 - Eca de Queiroz, writer, dies
1907 - James Hector, Scottish geologist (b. 1834)
1910 - Charles Ferdinand Lenepveu, composer, dies at 69
1911 - Karl Munzinger, composer, dies at 68
1920 - J Norman Lockyer, English physicist (discovered helium in Sun), dies
1921 - Peter I Karadjordjevic, king of Serbia/Yugoslavia, dies [or 8/26]
1929 - Frank Valentine Van der Stucken, composer, dies at 70
1938 - Robert Johnson, US Delta-blues singer/guitarist, poisoned at 27
1938 - Andrej Hlinka, Slovak politician and priest (b. 1864)
1939 - Ron Oxenham, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia, 14 wickets), dies
1940 - Billy Fiske, US RAF-pilot/2nd lieutenant, dies of injuries
1940 - Henri Desgrange, French cyclist/founder (Tour de France), dies at 75
1944 - Roman Padlewski, composer, dies at 28
1945 - Nico Richter, composer, dies at 29
1945 - Takijiro Ohnishi, led Japanese kamikaze pilots (harakiri), dies
1946 - Herman Harrell Horne, philosopher (idealism)
1948 - Babe Ruth, Baseball legend (NY Yankees), dies in NY at 53
1949 - Margaret Mitchell, US writer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 48
1951 - Louis Jouvet, actor (Volpone, Topaze, La Marseillaise), dies at 63
1952 - Lydia Field Emmet, American painter (b. 1866)
1956 - Bela Lugosi, actor (Dracula), dies of heart attack at 73
1957 - Irving Langmuir, American chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1881)
1958 - Paul Panzer, actor (Cat's Paw, Mildred Pierce), dies at 85
1959 - Pedro Humberto Allende Saron, Chilean composer (Tonados), dies at 74
1959 - William "Bull" F Halsey, US vice-admiral (WW II Pacific), dies
1959 - Wanda Landowska, Polish harpsichordist (b. 1879)
1960 - Errol Holmes, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for England 1935), dies
1961 - Maulvi Abdul Haq, Father of Modern Urdu (b. 1870)
1964 - Jack Pennick, actor (Lady From Louisiana), dies at 68
1965 - Vasily Petrovich Shirinsky, composer, dies at 64
1966 - Jack Mather, actor (Cisco Kid), dies of heart attack at 58
1968 - Luis Gianneo, composer, dies at 71
1969 - Russ Bender, actor/writer (Air Patrol, Strangler), dies at 59
1971 - Elsie Baker, actress (Ghosts of Hanley House), dies at 78
1972 - John Barnes Chance, composer, dies at 39
1973 - Selman A Waksman, Russian/US microbiology (Nobel 1952), dies at 85
1973 - Veda Ann Borg, actress (Kid Galahad), dies at 54
1974 - Karl E Mundt, (Rep/Sen), dies
1976 - Beppie Nooij Jr, Dutch actress (Rooie Sien), dies at 83
1977 - Elvis Presley, rocker, dies of heart ailment/drugs at Graceland at 42
1978 - Alidius WL Tjarda van Stachouwer, gov-gen of Neth Indies, dies at 90
1979 - John Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1895)
1983 - Earl Averill, American baseball player (b. 1902)
1984 - Gyorgy Kosa, composer, dies at 87
1986 - John Hurley, song writer (Son of a Preacher Man), dies at 45
1986 - Jaime Saenz, Bolivian poet, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1921)
1988 - Milton Adolphus, composer, dies at 75
1989 - Amanda Blake, actress (Gunsmoke), dies at 58
1990 - Pat O'Connor, New Zealand professional wrestler (b. 1925)
1991 - Robert DiMatte Jr, stage director/actor, dies at 43
1991 - Shamu the Whale, dies of respiratory failure at 16
1991 - Stuart Karl, CEO (Karl Home Video), dies at 38 of skin cancer
1992 - Mark Heard, Christian musician, dies at 41 of a heart attack
1993 - Irene Sharaff, US costume designer (Cleopatra, Can-can), dies at 83
1993 - Joseph Towers, US pilot, dies
1993 - Stewart Granger, actor (Scaramouche), dies of cancer at 80
1993 - Tom Fuccella, actor (Paul-One Life to Live), dies of AIDs at 56
1994 - Earnest Pawel, Polish/US author (Nightmare of Reason), dies at 74
1994 - Frits de Knight, photographer, dies of AIDS at 40
1994 - Henry Geldzahler, US critic, dies
1994 - John Doucette, actor (Fighting Mad, Gang War), dies of cancer at 73
1995 - John Cameron Swayze, news anchor (NBC), dies at 89
1995 - John Priestly McCartjy, detroit DJ, dies at 62
1995 - Robert "Robby" Debarge, r&B Musician, dies at 36
1996 - Eric Cullen, actor (Huntington Tower), dies at 31
1996 - Robert Lynn, anarchist, dies at 72
1997 - Gerard McLarnon, actor/writer, dies at 82
1997 - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani musician (b. 1948)
1999 - Pee Wee King, American country musician and songwriter (b. 1914)
2002 - Jeff Corey, American actor (b. 1914)
2002 - Abu Nidal, Palestinian political leader (b. 1937)
2002 - John Roseboro, American baseball player and coach (b. 1933)
2003 - Idi Amin, Ugandan dictator (b. 1928)
2004 - Ivan Hlinka, Czech ice hockey coach (b. 1950)
2004 - Carl Mydans, American photographer (b. 1907)
2004 - Robert Quiroga, American boxer (b. 1969)
2005 - Joe Ranft, American animator (b. 1960)
2005 - Frère Roger, Swiss monk and mystic (b. 1915)
2005 - Vassar Clements, American musician (b. 1928)
2005 - William Corlett, English children's writer(b. 1938)
2005 - Vicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (b. 1943)
2006 - Alex Buzo, Australian playwright and author (b. 1944)
2006 - Herschel Green, American pilot (b. 1920)
2006 - Jon Nödtveidt, Swedish musician (b. 1975)
2006 - Alfredo Stroessner, President of Paraguay (b. 1912)
2007 - Max Roach, American percussionist, drummer, and composer (b. 1924)
2007 - Bahaedin Adab, Iranian MP (b. 1945)
2007 - The Missing Link, professional wrestler (b. 1939)
2008 - Ronnie Drew, Ex-Singer of The Dubliners & Solo Artist (b. 1934)
2008 - Dorival Caymmi, Brazilian singer and songwriter (b. 1914)
2008 - Elena Leuṣtean, Romanian gymnast and Olympic medalist (b. 1935)
2010 - Bobby Thomson, American baseball player



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