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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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History, Births, and Deaths for August 17


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



Births on August 17

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



Deaths on August 17

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



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History, Births, and Deaths for August 18


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


Births on August 18

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



Deaths on August 18

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



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History, Births, and Deaths for August 20


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



Births on August 20

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



Deaths on August 20

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



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History, Births, and Deaths for August 22


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



Births on August 22

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

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




Deaths on August 22


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



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History, Births, and Deaths for August 23


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



Births on August 23


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




Deaths on August 23


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



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History, Births, and Deaths for August 25


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



Births on August 25

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



Deaths on August 25

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



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