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Thursday 15th of November 2018

On This Day In History

  • On November 15...
    319th day of year with 46 days left (Numerology = 8)
    Happy Birthday to:
    In 1316, Jean I, king of France (Nov 15-19, 1316) (he lived only 4 days)
    In 1397, Nicholas V, [Tommaso Parentucelli], Italy, Pope (1447-55)
    In 1559, Albrecht, arch duke of Austrian/cardinal-archbishop of Toledo
    In 1604, Davis Mell, composer
    In 1619, Philips Koninck, Amsterdams painter/etcher
    In 1640, Nicolaus Adam Strungk, composer
    In 1696, Gerhardus Havingha, composer
    In 1705, Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, composer
    In 1708, William Pitt the Elder, (Whig) UK PM (1756-61, 66-68) `Great Commoner'
    In 1731, William Cowper, English lawyer/poet (John Gilpin) [OS]
    In 1738, F William Herschel, German/English astronomer (discovered Uranus)
    In 1741, Johann C Lavater, Swiss vicar/philosopher
    In 1746, Joseph Quesne, composer
    In 1755, Jan Blanken, Dutch hydraulic engineer
    In 1774, William Horsley, composer
    In 1775, Georges-Julien Sieber, composer
    In 1793, Michel Chasles, French mathematician (geometry)
    In 1800, George Rodwell, composer
    In 1814, Pleasant Adam Hackleman, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
    In 1815, John Banvard, NYC, painted worlds largest painting (3 mile canvas)
    In 1816, Joseph Bennett Plummer, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
    In 1829, Petrus A S van Limburg Brouwer, MP/critic (Akbar)
    In 1836, Pierce Manning Butler Young, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1896
    In 1840, Aleksei N Apuchtin, Russian poet/friend of Tsjaikovski [NS=11/27]
    In 1862, Adolf Bartels, German folk art writer
    In 1862, Gerhart Hauptmann, Germany, author (Before Dawn-Nobel 1912)
    In 1872, Robert marquess of Flers, French author (Habit Vert)
    In 1874, Schack August Steenberg Krogh, Denmark, physiologist (Nobel-1920)
    In 1878, Bela Reinitz, composer
    In 1879, Lewis Stone, Worcester Mass, actor (Prisoner of Zenda)
    In 1881, Franklin P Adams, Chicago Ill, columnist (Information Please)
    In 1882, Felix Frankfurter, Vienna Aust, 80th Supreme Court Justice (1939-62)
    In 1886, Pedro Sanju n, San Sebastian, Spain, composer (Castilla)
    In 1887, Georgia O'Keefe, Sun Prairie Wisc, sculptor/painter (Cow's Skull)
    In 1887, Hitoshi Asida, Japanese politician
    In 1887, Marianne Moore, St Louis, poet (Pulitzer 1951, Collected Poems)
    In 1887, Ren‚ Maran, Martinique, author (Batouala, Prix Goncourt)
    In 1888, James Morrison, Mattoon IL, actor (Little Detectives)
    In 1891, Erwin Rommel, German fieldmarshal (WW II-African campaign)
    In 1891, W Averell Harriman, US, (Gov-D-NY)/ambassador to USSR (1943-46)
    In 1895, Ina Claire, actress (Claudia, Ninotchka, Rebound)
    In 1897, Sacheverell Sitwell, English poet/author (People's Palace)
    In 1898, Willy Alfredo, [Willem Jue], Dutch entertainer/poet (Fish-Trap)
    In 19--, Buck Adams, XXX actor (Adultress, Campus Cuties, Club Exotica)
    In 19--, James Widdoes, Pitts Pa, actor (Charles in Charge, Delta House)
    In 19--, Judith Chapman, actress (Ryan's Hope)
    In 19--, Margaret Reed, actress (Shannon O'Hara-As The World Turns)
    In 1902, Frederico Freitas, composer
    In 1902, Jack Ingram, IL, actor (2« Stars, Law of the West, Roaring Westward)
    In 1903, Stewie Dempster, cricketer (1st great NZ Test batsman)
    In 1904, Tilly Losch, Vienna Austria, actress (Garden of Allah)
    In 1906, Curtis E Le May, air force general/VP candidate
    In 1907, Count Claus Schenck von Stauffenberg, German anti fascist colonel
    In 1909, Don Large, Canada, choral director (Wayne King)
    In 1913, Rick Schagen, Dutch actress (Saartje-Swiebertje)
    In 1914, Gheorghe Dumitrescu, composer
    In 1914, Jorge Bolet, Havana Cuba, pianist (C'eurties Instituka)
    In 1916, Dame Ruth Nita Barrow, governor-general of Barbados
    In 1917, Gerardus H de Bold, bishop of Breda (1962-67)
    In 1919, Carol Bruce, [Shirley Levy], Great Neck NY, actress (Lillian-WKRP)
    In 1919, Joseph Albert Wapner, La, judge (People's Court)
    In 1922, Francesco Rosi, Naples Italy, director (Lucky Luciano)
    In 1922, Giorgio Manganelli, writer
    In 1922, Paul Acket, Dutch publisher/organizer (Music Express, North Sea Jazz)
    In 1923, Peter Hammond, London England, actor (Buccaneers)
    In 1925, Howard Baker, (Sen-R-Tenn), presidential chief of staff
    In 1925, Jurriaan Andriessen, [Leslie Cool], Dutch pianist/composer
    In 1929, Edward Asner, KC Kansas, actor (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant)
    In 1930, J[ames] G[raham] Ballard, China, sci-fi author (Drowned World)
    In 1930, Whitman Mayo, NYC, actor (Grady-Sanford & Son)
    In 1931, Jan Terlouw, Dutch MP (D-66)/author (Winters in Wartime)
    In 1931, John Kerr, NYC, actor (South Pacific, Peyton Place, Pit & Pendulum)
    In 1932, Clyde L McPhatter, Durham NC, singer (Drifters-Treasure My Love)
    In 1932, Petula Clark, Surrey England, rock vocalist (Downtown, My Love)
    In 1933, Barbara Carson, Memphis Tn, actress (Comedy Tonight, Carter Country)
    In 1933, Jack Burns, Boston Mass, comedian (Burns & Schreiber)
    In 1934, Joanna Barnes, Boston, actr (Parent Trap, Spartacus, Goodbye Charlie)
    In 1934, Peter Dickinson, composer
    In 1935, Ariston Muguranayanga Chambati, politician/businessman
    In 1935, Peter John Welding, record producer
    In 1936, Wolf Biermann, writer
    In 1937, William E "Little Willie" John, [Woods], US R&B singer (Fever)
    In 1937, Yaphet Kotto, NYC, actor (Brubaker, Alien, Raid on Entebbe, Homicide)
    In 1939, Erik Hansen, Denmark, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1960)
    In 1939, Thalmus Rasulala, [Jack Crowder], Miami Fla, actor (Blacula, Roots)
    In 1940, Sam Waterson, Cambridge Mass, actor (Capricorn One, Heaven's Gate)
    In 1941, Daniel Manus Pinkwater, US, sci-fi author (Magic Moscow)
    In 1942, Daniel Barenboim, Buenos Aires Argentinia, pianist/conductor
    In 1943, Roger Donaldson, director (Cocktail, Cadillac Man, White Sands)
    In 1945, Anni-Frid Lyngsdtad, [Fryeda Anderson], Sweden, rocker (ABBA)
    In 1946, Carmine Appice, NYC, rock drummer (Vanilla Fudge)
    In 1946, Janet Lennon, Culver City Calif, singer (Lennon Sisters)
    In 1947, William B Richardson, (Rep-D-New Mexico, 1983- )
    In 1948, Roy P Dyson, (Rep-D-MD, 1981- )
    In 1950, Mac Maurice Wilkins, discus thrower (1st to break 70m)
    In 1951, Dave Zelmon, rocker
    In 1952, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, [Poffo], Sarasota FL, wrestler (WWF/SMW/ICW)
    In 1953, Yuri Viktorovich Prikhodko, Russian cosmonaut
    In 1954, Ab Bryant, rock bassist/vocalist (Chilliwack)
    In 1954, Beverly D'Angelo, Columbus Ohio, actress (Vacation, European Vacation)
    In 1955, Oliver Conant, NYC, actor (Summer of '42)
    In 1956, Ashley Cox, Dallas Texas, playmate (December, 1977)
    In 1957, Joe Leeway, rocker (Thompson Twins)
    In 1957, Kevin Eubanks, bandleader (Tonight Show)
    In 1958, Marty Davis, San Jose Cat, tennis star
    In 1960, Tilda Swinton, London England, actress (Orlando)
    In 1963, Gideon Joe Ng, Toronto Ontario, table tennis player (Olympics-96)
    In 1963, Michele McAnany, LA Calif, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets)
    In 1966, Petra Huber, Austria, tennis star
    In 1967, Greg Anthony, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies, Seattle Supersonics)
    In 1967, Harvey Franklin, WLAF WR (Amsterdam Admirals)
    In 1967, Laura Garrone, Italy, tennis star
    In 1967, Michiyoshi Ohara, wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
    In 1967, Pedro Borbon, Mao Dom Rep, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
    In 1967, Scott Schrader, California, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Golden State)
    In 1968, Brenda Alyce Bassett, Kokomo Indiana, Miss Indiana-America (1991)
    In 1968, James Brady, Brooklyn NY, columnist (NY Post)
    In 1969, Helen Kelesi, Canada, tennis star
    In 1969, Peter Martin, cricketer (Lancashire & England pace bowler 1995)
    In 1970, Cecil Doggette, WLAF cornerback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
    In 1970, Karin van Breeschoten, Rotterdam Holland, playmate (Sept, 1989)
    In 1970, Lesley Reddon, ice hockey goalie (Canada, Oly-98)
    In 1970, Mirjam van Breeschoten, Rotterdam Holland, playmate (Sept, 1989)
    In 1971, Natalia Medvedeva, Kiev Ukraine, tennis star (1993 Prague Essen)
    In 1971, Rohan Robinson, Australian hurdler (Olympics-96)
    In 1971, Sandra Kim, [Caldarone], French singer (J'aime la Vie)
    In 1972, Christian van der Weerden, Dutch soccer player (NEC, Vitesse)
    In 1972, Greg Bloedorn, NFL center (Seattle Seahawks)
    In 1973, Jason Dunn, tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
    In 1973, Jorge Diaz, guard (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
    In 1973, Rachel Kathleen English, Thomaston Ga, Miss America-Georgia (1996)
    In 1974, Fred Brock, wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
    In 1976, Jessica Amey, Montreal Quebec, 100m butterfly/4 x 100 (Olympics-96)
    In 1977, Peter Mark Andrew Phillips, 9th in succession to British throne
    In 1981, Natalie Lacuesta, Chicago Ill, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)

    Sorry to see these people go:
    In , Justitianus I, [Petrus Sabbatius], Byzantine emperor (527-65), dies
    In 1194, Margaretha van Elzas, wife of count Boudouin V of Henegouwen, dies
    In 1280, Albertus Magnus the Great, German leader/bishop Regensburg, dies at 87
    In 1629, Bethlen G bor, King of Hungary (1620-29), dies at 49
    In 1630, Johann Kepler, German astronomer, dies at 58
    In 1634, Johann Staden, composer, dies at 53
    In 1658, Jacobus Revius, [Reefsen], theologist/writer/poet, dies at about 72
    In 1670, Jan A Comenius, [Komensky], Czech/Neth educator/philosopher, dies
    In 1691, Albert Cuyp, landscape painter, buried at 71
    In 1787, Christoph W Ritter von Gluck, composer (Iphig‚nie Tauride), dies at 73
    In 1788, Peregrinus Pogl, composer, dies at 77
    In 1812, Eagle Fokke Simonsz, writer (Year 3000), dies at about 57
    In 1815, Johann Lukas Schubaur, composer, dies at 65
    In 1831, Vincenc Masek, composer, dies at 76
    In 1832, Jean Baptiste Say, French economist, dies at 63
    In 1842, Joseph Rastrelli, composer, dies at 43
    In 1848, P Rossi, Italian, murdered
    In 1863, Frederik VII, 1st constitutional king of Denmark (childless), dies
    In 1897, John Mercer Langston, US black jurist, dies at 67
    In 1907, Horatio Richmond Palmer, composer, dies at 73
    In 1908, Cixi [the old Buddha], empress-widow of China, dies
    In 1908, Tz'u-hsi (Cixi), empress of China, dies at 73
    In 1910, Wilhelm Raabe, [Jakob Corvinus], German author, dies at 79
    In 1918, Georges Antoine, composer, dies at 26
    In 1919, Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913), dies
    In 1931, Cornelis A J van Dishoeck, publisher, dies
    In 1933, Affie Jarvis, cricketer (11 Tests for Australia, 9 catches), dies
    In 1934, Anton CR Dreesmann, German/Neth's manufacturer (Devout & D), dies
    In 1938, George Glover, cricketer (Test for S Africa 1895-96), dies
    In 1944, Maarten Reuchlin, resistance fighter, executed
    In 1954, Lionel Barrymore, [Blythe], actor (Dr Kildare, Key Largo), dies at 76
    In 1955, Lloyd Bacon, director (Fuller Brush Girl, 42nd Street), dies at 65
    In 1958, Tyrone Power, actor (Mark of Zorro), dies of a heart attack at 44
    In 1959, Alex Kennedy, cricketer (31 wkts in 5 Tests for England 1922-23), dies
    In 1961, Douglas Walton, actor (Bad Lands), dies of heart attack at 51
    In 1961, Elsie Ferguson, actress (Lie, Footlights, Scarlet Pages), dies at 76
    In 1961, Johanna Westerd˜k, 1st Dutch woman prof (Utrecht, 1917-52), dies at 78
    In 1963, Fritz Reiner, Hung/US conductor (Chicago Symphony Orch), dies at 74
    In 1967, Alice Lake, silent screen actress (Frisco Kid, Wicked), dies at 72
    In 1967, Michael James Adams, USAF pilot (X-15), dies in X-15 crash at 37
    In 1969, Roy D'Arcy, actor (Lovers, Actress), dies at 75
    In 1974, James Morrison, actor (Don't, Black Beauty), dies on his 86th birthday
    In 1975, Willem Scheps, Dutch journalist, dies at 77
    In 1976, Jean Gabin, French actor (Quai des Brumes), dies at 72
    In 1978, Margaret Mead, anthropologist (Thoughts & Female), dies in NY at 76
    In 1980, Annunzio Mantovani, Italian orchestra leader (Mantovani), dies at 75
    In 1981, Enid Markey, actress (Foolish Mothers, Civilization), dies at 85
    In 1983, John Le Mesurier, British actor (Jabberwocky, Dad's Army), dies at 71
    In 1984, Baby Fae, who received a baboon's heart, dies at 3 weeks
    In 1985, Spencer W Kimball, US head of mormon church, dies at 90
    In 1986, Alexandre Tansman, Polish composer (Dyptique), dies at 89
    In 1988, Mona Washbourne, actress (Blue Bird, Games), dies at 84
    In 1990, Bill E Herndon, actor (Rivals), dies at 54
    In 1993, Luciano Liggio, Italian mafia leader/painter, dies
    In 1993, Maurice Bessy, French film historian (Cin‚monde), dies at 82
    In 1993, Mouin Shabaita, Palestinian al-Fatah commandant, murdered
    In 1993, Theo Huizenaar, Dutch boxing trainer (Bep van Klaveren), dies at 93
    In 1994, Anthony Ward, writer, dies at 57
    In 1994, James Winston Watts, developer of the Frontal Lobotomy, dies at 90
    In 1994, Janet Ahlberg, illustrator, dies at 50
    In 1994, Volodymyr Ivashko, Pres of Ukraine (1990-91), dies
    In 1995, Eve Perrick, journalist, dies at 78
    In 1995, Herbert Delauney Bill Hughes, educationist, dies at 81
    In 1995, Kristian Lundin, record producer, dies at 22
    In 1996, Alger Hiss, former alleged spy/lawyer, dies at 92
    In 1997, Saul Chaplin, director (West Side Story), dies at 85
    In 1997, William Perrie, prison governor, dies at 79

    In 1315, Battle at Morgarten: Swiss beat duke Leopold I (II?) of Austrian
    In 1316, Jan I becomes king of France, dies 4 days later
    In 1348, Rudolph of Oron claims Jews have confessed to poisoning wells
    In 1491, 6 Jews & 5 Conversos accused of killing Christians in La Guardia Spain
    In 1491, Anna van Bretagne becomes devoted to end "la guerre folle"
    In 1492, Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco
    In 1492, In Spain, 6 Jews & 5 Conversos are accused of using black magic
    In 1527, Treaty of Beautiful garden (emperor-ecclesiastical goods)
    In 1532, Pope Clemens VII tells Henry VIII to end relationship with Anna Boleyn
    In 1533, Francisco Pizarro arrives at Cuzco
    In 1577, Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington
    In 1583, Gelders Earl Willem of the Bergh flees
    In 1660, 1st kosher butcher (Asser Levy) licensed in NYC (New Amsterdam)
    In 1679, English house of Commons accept Exclusion Bill
    In 1688, Prince Willem III's army lands at Torbay England
    In 1715, Barrier Treaty, Austria cedes area to Netherlands
    In 1727, NY General assembly permits Jews to omit phrase "upon the faith of
    In 1727, a Christian" from abjuration oath
    In 1763, Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line
    In 1763, between Pennsylvania & Maryland
    In 1777, Articles of Confederation adopted by Continental Congress
    In 1791, 1st Catholic college in US, Georgetown, opens
    In 1806, 1st US college magazine, Yale Literary Govt, publishes 1st issue
    In 1806, Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak (Colorado)
    In 1813, Allied troops occupies Groningen
    In 1813, Tax revolt in Amsterdam
    In 1824, Series of fires kills 10 (Edinburgh Scotland)
    In 1826, Dutch Business Me gets monopoly on opium trade in Java/Madura
    In 1827, Creek-indians lose all their property in US
    In 1832, Felix Mendelssohn's "Reformation," premieres
    In 1835, HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Tahiti
    In 1837, Isaac Pitman introduces his steno system
    In 1845, Opera "Maritana" is produced (London)
    In 1849, 1st US poultry show opens in Boston
    In 1852, H Goldschmidt discovers asteroid #21 Lutetia
    In 1864, 1st US mines school opens in basement of Columbia University, NY
    In 1864, Union Major General Sherman burns Atlanta
    In 1869, Free postal delivery formally inaugurated
    In 1870, Bathe becomes member of Noordduitse Union
    In 1881, American Federation of Labor (AFL) founded (Pittsburgh)
    In 1882, British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba Niger
    In 1884, Colonization of Africa orgainized at Intl conference in Berlin
    In 1887, British SS Wah Yeung catches fire on Canton River off Hong Kong
    In 1889, Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, deposed; republic proclaimed
    In 1892, A Charlois discovers asteroid #344 Desiderata
    In 1892, Max Wolf discovers asteroids #343 Ostara & #549 Jessonda
    In 1899, Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill & wife captured in Natal
    In 1901, Heavyweight James J Jeffries KOs Gus Ruhlin in SF
    In 1901, James J Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
    In 1902, Leopold II, King of Belgium almost assassinated by Italian anarchist
    In 1903, Eugen d'Alberts opera "Tiefland," premieres in Prague
    In 1904, King C Gillette patents Gillette razor blade
    In 1911, Proclamation sets designs for Canadian $5 & $10 gold coins
    In 1914, Ital socialist Benito Mussolini founds newspaper Il populo d'italia
    In 1919, Senate 1st invokes cloture to end a filibuster (Versailles Treaty)
    In 1920, Ernst Toller's "Massen und Menschen," premieres in Neurenberg
    In 1920, Free City of Danzig forms under League of Nations protection
    In 1920, League of Nations holds 1st meeting, in Geneva
    In 1921, KYW-AM in Philadelphia PA begins radio transmissions
    In 1922, British Conservative wins election/Labour 2nd party
    In 1924, Dutch Christian Radio Society (NCRV) forms
    In 1925, B Jekhovsky discovers asteroid #3881 Doumergua
    In 1925, E Delporte discovers asteroid #1052 Belgica
    In 1926, 1st formal radio network, RCA takes over AT&T 25 station Network (NBC)
    In 1926, AT&T sells WEAF radio to RCA (NYC)
    In 1930, E Delporte discovers asteroid #1176 Lucidor & #3567
    In 1931, K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1207 Ostenia & #5703 Hevelius
    In 1932, Walt Disney Art School created
    In 1934, Nobel for chemistry awarded to Harold C Urey (deuterium)
    In 1935, Commonwealth of Philippines inaugurated
    In 1936, A Patry discovers asteroid #1515 Perrotin & #1797 Schaumasse
    In 1936, Nazi-Germany & Japan sign Anti-Komintern pact
    In 1937, 1st congressional session in air-conditioned chambers
    In 1938, 1st telecast of an unscheduled event (fire), W2XBT, NY
    In 1938, Farewell Parade of International Brigades in Barcelona
    In 1939, Anti-German demonstrations in Czechoslovakia
    In 1939, FDR lays cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC
    In 1939, Nazis begin mass murder of Warsaw Jews
    In 1939, Social Security Administration approves 1st unemployment check
    In 1940, 1st 75,000 men called to armed forces duty during peacetime
    In 1940, 1st black to sign hockey contract-Arthur Dorrington & AC Seagulls
    In 1940, NY Midtown tunnel linking Manhattan and Queens opens to traffic
    In 1941, Cow Palace opens in San Francisco
    In 1941, Yugoslav government in exile names Draza Mihailovic premier
    In 1944, Surprise attack on office of Nethche Bank
    In 1945, The rules are revised for election of modern players to the Hall of
    In 1946, Joseph McCarthy's HUAC interrogates astronomer Harlow Shapley
    In 1946, Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP
    In 1947, Bradman scores his 100th 100, 172 v Indians at the SCG
    In 1947, Soccer team GVVV forms in Veenendaal
    In 1948, William Lyon Mackenzie King retires as PM of Canada
    In 1949, KRON TV channel 4 in San Francisco, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
    In 1949, WSAZ TV channel 3 in Huntington-Charleston, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast
    In 1950, 1st Negro player in organized hockey-Arthur Dorrington signed
    In 1950, Arthur Dorrington is 1st black man in organized hockey (Atl City
    In 1950, Seagulls of Eastern Amateur Hockey League
    In 1951, Cricket 1st-class debut of Hanif Mohammad, Pak XI v MCC, Lahore
    In 1951, NY Yankee Gil McDougald wins AL Rookie of Year
    In 1953, WIBW TV channel 13 in Topeka, KS (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
    In 1953, WRBL TV channel 3 in Columbus, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
    In 1954, 1st regularly scheduled commercial flights over North Pole begins
    In 1955, Poland & Yugoslavia sign trade agreement
    In 1956, "Li'l Abner" opens at St James Theater NYC for 693 performances
    In 1956, Elvis Presley's 1st film "Love Me Tender," premieres in NYC
    In 1957, US sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years & $3,000
    In 1959, Cleve Browns' halfback Bobby Mitchell sets club record for longest
    In 1959, Robert White & Perry Smith kill Clutters
    In 1959, run from scrimmage (90-yards), beat Wash 31-17
    In 1960, Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks
    In 1960, USS G Washington, 1st sub with nuclear ballistic missiles, launched
    In 1961, Comet C/1961 T1 (Seki) approaches within 0.1019 AUs of Earth
    In 1961, Roger Maris is voted AL MVP
    In 1961, UN bans nuclear arms
    In 1962, Don Drysdale wins Cy Young Award
    In 1964, Ajax soccer star Johan Cruijff debuts against GVAV
    In 1964, KBYU TV channel 11 in Provo, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
    In 1964, Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open
    In 1964, Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro
    In 1964, Sudan Premier Ibrahim Abbud resigns
    In 1965, Craig Breedlove sets land speed record (600.601 mph-966.57 kph)
    In 1966, Gemini XII (Lovell/Aldrin) returns to Earth
    In 1967, Boston's Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP
    In 1967, Michael Adams in X-15 reaches 80 km
    In 1967, WLTV TV channel 23 in Miami, FL (IND) begins broadcasting
    In 1968, 1st date in controversial Jim Bouton baseball diary "Ball Four"
    In 1969, 1st Jackson Five record to enter top 100 (I Want You Back)
    In 1969, 1st commercial ad on English TV: Birds-Eye Peas on ATV (Midland)
    In 1969, 250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Wash DC against Vietnam War
    In 1969, Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar & indicent language in Tampa, Fla
    In 1969, Wendy's Hamburgers opens
    In 1971, Intel advertises 4004-processor
    In 1972, Circle-in the-Square Theater opens at 1633 Broadway NYC
    In 1972, Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 48 launched to study gamma rays
    In 1972, White Sox Dick Allen wins AL MVP
    In 1973, Egypt & Israel exchange prisoners of war
    In 1974, Ringo releases "Goodnight Vienna" & "Only You" in UK
    In 1975, Miss Teenage America Pageant
    In 1976, Syrian army conquerors Beirut
    In 1977, Pres Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran
    In 1978, 183 die as Icelandic Airlines DC-8 crashes in Colombo, Sri Lanka
    In 1978, Harold Pinter's "Betrayal," premieres in London
    In 1978, Pirates outfielder Dave Parker wins NL MVP
    In 1979, ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage
    In 1979, Brit govt identifies Sir Anthony Blunt as 4th man in Soviet spy ring
    In 1979, E F Helin discovers asteroid #4015 Wilson-Harrington
    In 1980, Pope John Paul II began 5 day visit to West Germany,
    In 1981, "Camelot" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 48 performances
    In 1982, E Bowell discovers asteroid #3537, #6630 Skepticus, #7077 & #7162
    In 1982, Funeral services held in Moscow's Red Square for Leonid I Brezhnev
    In 1983, 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
    In 1983, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus proclaimed
    In 1986, 2nd time Saturday Night Live uses a time delay (Sam Knison hosts)
    In 1987, 28 of 82 aboard Continental Airlines DC-9, die in crash at Denver
    In 1987, A Mrkos discovers asteroid #6379, #6596, #6897 & #7464
    In 1987, Carla Beurskens runs Dutch female record marathon (2:26:34)
    In 1987, Leile McBridge (Denver), crowned Miss Black America
    In 1987, NY Giant Raul Allegre kicks 2, 50 or more yard field goals in a game
    In 1987, S Ueda & H Kaneda discover asteroid #4096 Kushiro, #5371 & #7930
    In 1987, USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
    In 1987, Z Vavrova discovers asteroid #6086 & #6476
    In 1988, 91 m radio telescope dish at Green Bank, WV collapses
    In 1988, Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson wins NL MVP Award
    In 1988, PLO proclaims State of Palestine, recognizes Israeli existence
    In 1988, Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)
    In 1989, "Batman" is released on video tape
    In 1989, "Few Good Men" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 497 performances
    In 1989, Aaron Sorkin's "Few Good Men," premieres in NYC
    In 1989, Bret Saberhagen wins AL Cy Young Award
    In 1989, France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
    In 1989, Test Cricket debut of Waqar Younis & Sachin Tendulkar at Karachi
    In 1989, Walter Davis (Denver) begins NBA free throw streak of 53 games
    In 1990, E W Elst discovers asteroid #7651 Villeneuve
    In 1990, L I Chernykh discovers asteroid #5827 & #7469
    In 1990, Pres Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990
    In 1990, Producers confirm that Milli Vanilla didn't sing on their album
    In 1990, T Seki discovers asteroid #5966 Tomeko
    In 1990, US 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) launches into orbit
    In 1991, Dow Jones avg drops 120.31 points (5th largest dive)
    In 1991, Ricky Pierce (Seattle) begins NBA free throw streak of 75 game
    In 1992, Cuban Ilyushin IL-18 flight to Puerto Plata crashes, 34 die
    In 1992, Praveen Amre scores century on Test Cricket debut (103 v SA, Durban)
    In 1993, F Uto discovers asteroid #8041
    In 1993, Howard Stern radio show premieres in Myrtle Beach SC on WYAV 104.1 FM
    In 1993, Joe Buttafuoco sentence to 6 months for statutory rape of Amy Fisher
    In 1993, T Kobayashi discovers asteroid #8197
    In 1994, "Glass Menagerie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 57 performances
    In 1994, 6.7-8.1 earthquake strikes Philippines, killing 45
    In 1994, Helmut Kohl elected German chancellor (341-340 votes)
    In 1994, Nepal Communist party Dutch Communist Party-UML wins election
    In 1995, "Master Class" opens at Golden Theater NYC for 601 performances
    In 1995, K Endate & K Watanabe discover asteroid #7674
    In 1995, Space shuttle Atlantis docks with orbiting Russian space station Mir
    In 1996, "Into the Whirlwind" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 2 perfs
    In 1996, T Kobayashi discovers asteroid #7538
    In 1996, Y Shimizu & T Urata discover asteroid #7502
    In 1997, 19th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 32 awards
    In 1997, William Shatner (66) weds Norine Kidd
    In 1999, Next transit of Mercury visible in North America

    [Belgium] King's Day
    [Brazil] Republic Day (1889)
    [Japan] 7-5-3 Festival Day
    [West Germany] Repentance Day

    In 1288, [RC] Mem of St Albert the Great, bishop/confessor/doctor (opt)
    [Christian] St Leopold
    [RC] Albertus Magnus/Albert the Great, German scholar/bishop
    [RC] Desiderius, bishop of Cahors
    [RC] Leopold III/Luitbald/Luitpold, patron of Austria
    [RC] Marianus & Anianus, Irish profit

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