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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #120 on: January 17, 2013, 07:56:59 AM »
This Day in History for 17th January


Famous Birthdays


                                               
United States founding father                  Gangster Al Capone (1899)                     Heavyweight Boxing Champ   
Benjamin Franklin (1706)                                                                                         Muhammad Ali (1942)


1342 - Philip, the Bold, duke of Burgundy
1463 - Frederick III, the Wise, elector of Saxony (1486-25), protector Luther
1484 - George Spalatin, German reformer (d. 1545)
1501 - Leonhard Fuchs, Germany, botanist (History of Plants)
1504 - Pius V, [Antonio Ghislieri] saint, pope (1566-72)
1517 - Antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of Johannes)
1545 - Antonio Pace, composer
1560 - Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (d. 1624)
1574 - Robert Fludd, composer
1600 - Calderon, writer
1612 - Thomas Fairfax, Lord Fairfax, English Parliamentary general
1657 - Pieter van Bloemen, [Standaart], Flemish painter, baptized
1659 - Antonio Veracini, composer
1683 - Gerard van Loon, Dutch historian
1686 - Archibald Bower, Scottish historian (d. 1766)
1706 - Benjamin Franklin, Boston, Mass., kite flyer/statesman/wit/inventor, (d. 1790)
1712 - John Stanley, composer
1719 - Jean-Joseph Vade, composer
1719 - William Vernon, American merchant (d. 1806)
1728 - Johann Gottfried Muthel, composer
1732 - Stanislaw II August Poniatowski, last king of Poland (1764-95)
1733 - Thomas Linley, composer
1734 - Francois-Joseph Gossec, Belgian-French composer (Les Pêcheurs, Mirza)
1745 - Nicolas Roze, composer
1759 - Paul Cuffe, Mass, merchant/shipbuilder/black nationalist
1761 - James Hall, Scotland, geologist
1769 - Ole Andreas Lindeman, composer
1771 - Charles Brockden Brown, father of American novel (Wieland)
1789 - August Neander, German theologian (d. 1850)
1806 - James Madison Randolph, (Jefferson's grandson) 1st born in White House
1814 - Ellen Wood, English author (East Lynne, Pomeroy Abbey)
1818 - Antoine Dorion, (L) joint premier of Canada (1858, 1863-64)
1820 - Anne Bronte, English novelist/poet (Tenant of Wildfell Hall)
1828 - Lewis Addison Grant, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1918
1828 - Eduard Remenyi, Hungarian violinist (d. 1898)
1831 - Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria (d. 1903)
1834 - Wilhelmina J R Albregt-Engelman, Dutch actress/daughter of Mimi Bia
1834 - August Weismann, German biologist (d. 1914)
1835 - Antanas Baranauskas, Lithuanian bishop/poet/dialectologist
1835 - Johan Filip von Schantz, composer
1836 - Jose Silvestre de los Dolores White Lafitte, composer
1842 - Anton G van Hamel, founder (Roman Philology in Netherlands)
1845 - Lucas Lindeboom, Dutch vicar/evangelist (Vredebond)
1850 - Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev, St Petersburg Russia, composer
1851 - A. B. Frost, American illustrator (d. 1928)
1853 - Alva Belmont, American socialite & suffragette (d. 1933)
1857 - Eugene Augustin Lauste, developer (1st sound-on-film recording)
1857 - Wilhelm Kienzl, Austrian composer (Evangelimann)
1858 - Tomas Carrasquilla, Colombian author (Frutos de mi Tierra)
1860 - Douglas Hyde, President of Ireland (d. 1949)
1862 - John E Akkeringa, Dutch painter/etcher
1863 - David Lloyd George, (L-PM-Britain, 1916-22)
1863 - Henry Charles Tonking, composer
1863 - Konstantin S Stanislavski, Russia, director (Stanislavski Method)
1864 - Lucien Herr, France, scientist (Corresp entre Schiller et Schiller)
1865 - Gen Sir Charles Fergusson, Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1951)
1867 - Carl Laemmle, German-born film executive (d. 1939)
1871 - David Earl Beatty British admiral (d. 1936)
1873 - Francois Rasse, composer
1875 - Florencio Sánchez, Uruguayan dramatist (d. 1910)
1876 - Olga Fastrova, writer
1876 - Frank Hague, American politician (d. 1956)
1877 - Hans Jelmoli, composer
1877 - May Gibbs, Australian children's author (d. 1969)
1878 - Oscar Apfel, Cleve, actor (Abraham Lincoln, Inspiration, Before Dawn)
1880 - Mack Sennett, movie creator (Keystone Kops)
1881 - Alfred R Radcliffe-Browne, British anthropologist (Andaman Islanders)
1881 - Antoni Łomnicki, Polish mathematician (d. 1941)
1884 - Noah Beery, US actor (Mark of Zorro, Sea Wolf)
1885 - E Ball-Hennings, writer
1885 - Joseph Arendt, Belgian worker's union leader
1886 - Glenn Luther Martin, aviator (Collier Trophy-1933)
1886 - Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
1887 - Ola Raknes, Norwegian psychoanalyst and philologist (d. 1975)
1891 - Marjorie Gateson, Bkln NY, actress (One Man's Family)
1891 - Norman "Squab" Read, US aviator who lived to be 101
1891 - Walter Eucken, German economist
1896 - Harry Reser, Ohio, orchestra leader (Sammy Kaye Show)
1897 - Nils Asther, Malmö Sweden, actor (Bluebeard, Night Monster)
1897 - Marcel Petiot, French mass murderer (d. 1946)
1899 - Al Capone, Italy, gangster (Chicago bootlegging)
1899 - Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
1899 - Robert Maynard Hutchins, US, educator/civil libertarian
1899 - Roel [Martinus F] Houwink, Dutch literary (1 Man Without Character)
1900 - Olga Maria Nicolis di Robilant, patron of the arts
1901 - Vasily Petrovich Shirinsky, composer
1901 - Aron Gurwitsch, Lithuanian-born philosopher (d. 1973)
1902 - Geoffrey W Lloyd, British minister of Brandstoffen/Energy (1951-55)
1903 - Warren Hull, Gasport NY, actor (Strike it Rich, Who in the World)
1903 - Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, Assamese poet, playwright, film maker (d. 1953)
1904 - Grant Withers, Pueblo CO, actor (Oklahoma, Annie)
1904 - Patsy Ruth Miller, actress (Quebec, Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds)
1905 - Franz Schmid, Germany, ascended northside of Matterhorn (1931)
1905 - Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (d. 1966)
1905 - Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (d. 2005)
1907 - Henk H Badings, Bandung Indonesia, Dutch opera composer (Orestes)
1908 - Akkineni LV Lakshmi Varaprasada Rao Prasad, producer
1908 - Cus D'Amato, American boxing manager (d. 1985)
1910 - Edith S Green, (Rep-D-Ore)
1910 - Michael Economides, restaurateur
1911 - Hermann Pfrogner, Austria, musicologist (Zerrissene Orpheus)
1911 - Luis W Alvarez, US, physicist (sub atomic, Nobel 1968) [or Jun 13]
1912 - Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov, composer
1913 - Werenfried [Flip] van Straaten, founder (Oostpriesterhulp)
1913 - Yuvraj of Patiala, cricketer (scored 24 & 60 in only Test India v Eng)
1914 - Anacleto Angelini, Chilean businessman (d. 2007)
1916 - Joel Herron, Chicago Ill, orchestra leader (Jaye P Morgan Show)
1917 - Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran, (MGR), Indian film star, politician
1917 - Oskar Morawetz, Svetla Czechoslovakia, composer
1917 - Ulyses Simpson Kay, composer
1917 - Ramón Cardemil, Chilean huaso (d. 2007)
1918 - Joseph Walker Barr, banker/politician
1920 - Joseph George Handy Hendleman, musician
1920 - Nora Kaye, NYC, prima ballerina
1921 - Dehl Berti, Pueblo Colo, actor (John Taylor-Guns of Paradise)
1921 - Antonio Prohias, Cuban cartoonist (d. 1998)
1922 - Betty White, Oak Park, actress (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Golden Girls)
1922 - Luis Echeverria Alvarez, president Mexico
1922 - Nicholas Katzenbach, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, lawyer (US Attorney General), (d. 2012)
1923 - Onno Molenkamp, Dutch actor (Lifespan, Broken Mirrors, The Lift)
1923 - Carol Raye, Australian actress
1924 - Jewel Plummer Cobb, educator/pres (California State U at Fullerton)
1925 - A H Kardar, cricketer (Pak 1st Test capt, prev played for India)
1925 - Annie Delorie, Dutch opera singer (Scenes & Arias)
1925 - Duane Hanson, US sculptor
1925 - Robert Cormier, American author (d. 2000)
1925 - Edgar Ray Killen, American convict, former preacher and K.K.K. member
1926 - Clyde Walcott, cricketer (one of the three W's, later ICC chairman)
1926 - Moira Shearer, Dunfermline Scotland, ballerina (Red Shoes)
1926 - Richard Michael Hills, comedy script writer
1926 - Newton N. Minow, American lawyer and statesman
1927 - Donald Erb, Youngstown, Ohio, composer
1927 - Eartha Kitt, singer/actress (Catwoman-Batman)
1927 - Michael Herford Wooller, TV/film producer
1927 - Dr Tom Dooley, American humanitarian (d. 1961)
1928 - Ken Archer, cricketer (Australian batsman, 5 Tests early 50s)
1928 - Vidal Sassoon, London, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson), (d. 2012)
1928 - Jean Barraqué, French composer (d. 1973)
1929 - Jacques "Jake the Snake" Plante, Quebec, NHL goaltender (#1)
1930 - Bill Benyon, English large landowner/Conservative Lower house leader
1930 - Robert Ceely, composer
1930 - Eddie LeBaron, American football player
1931 - Frederick Alfred Fox, composer
1931 - James Earl Jones, Miss, actor (Darth Vader, Exorcist II, Soul Man)
1931 - L Douglas Wilder, (Gov-D-Va)
1931 - Don Zimmer, American baseball coach
1933 - Aga Khan, religious leader (Muslims)
1933 - Bruno Schroder, British baron/banker/multi-millionaire
1933 - Dalida, Cairo, actress/singer, Miss Egypt (The 6th Day)
1933 - Sheree North, [Dawn Bethel], LA, actress (Mary Tyler Moore Show)
1933 - Yolande Christina Dalida, Cairo Egypt
1934 - Donald Cammell, film director
1934 - Shari Lewis, Bronx NY, ventriloquist/puppeteer (Lamb Chop)
1934 - Sydney Phillip Hodkinson, composer
1935 - Jimmy Powell, Dallas TX, PGA golfer (1990 Southwestern Bell Classic)
1935 - Paul O[sborne] Williams, US, sci-fi author (Ends of the Circle)
1935 - Ruth Ann Minner, Governor of Delaware
1936 - Jerry Fogel, Rochester NY, actor (Jerry-Mothers-in-Law, White Shadow)
1938 - John Bellairs, US, sci-fi author (Chessmen of Doom)
1939 - Antao D'Souza, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in six Tests 1959-62)
1939 - Maury Povich, TV host (Current Affair, Maury)/Mr Connie Chung
1939 - Toini Gustafson, Sweden, 5K/10K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1968)
1940 - H Kipchoge "Kip" Keino, Kenya, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
1940 - Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali, South African poet (Fireflames)
1941 - Dame Gillian Weir, New Zealand organist
1942 - Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], Louisville Kentucky, heavyweight champ boxer (1964-7 74-8)
1942 - Randy Boone, Fayetteville NC, actor (Cimarron Strip, Virginian)
1942 - Ita Buttrose, Australian journalist and businesswoman
1942 - Ulf Hoelscher, German violinist
1942 - Nancy Parsons, American actress (d. 2001)
1943 - Chris Montez, rocker
1943 - Daniel Charles Brandenstein, Watertown Wi, ast (STS 8, 51-G, 32, 49)
1943 - René Préval, President of Haiti
1943 - Geoffrey Deuel, American actor
1944 - Françoise Hardy, French singer
1945 - William Hart, US singer (4 Gents, Delfonics-I'm Sorry)
1945 - Javed Akhtar, Indian lyricist, poet and scriptwriter
1946 - Michèle Deslauriers, Quebec actress
1947 - Gail Toushin, LPGA golfer
1947 - Jane Elliot, NYC, actress (Baby Boom, Gen Hospital, Knots Landing)
1947 - Todd Susman, St Louis Mo, actor (Goodnight Beantown)
1947 - Ulysses Dove, dancer/choreographer
1948 - Alexander "Alec" Erwin, South African worker's union leader
1948 - Mick Taylor, rock bassist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)
1948 - Anne Queffélec, French pianist
1949 - Andy Kaufman, NYC, comedian/actor (Latka Gravas-Taxi)
1949 - Debbie Watson, La Mirada California, actress (Karen, Tammy)
1950 - Luis López Nieves, Latin American writer
1951 - Rolando Thoeni, Italy, slalom (Olympic-bronze-1972)
1952 - Larry Fortensky, former husband of Liz Taylor (7th)
1952 - Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jap, rocker (Academy Award 1988, Yellow Magic Orch)
1952 - Darrell Porter, American baseball player (d. 2002)
1953 - Sheila Hutchinson, rocker
1954 - Janet Dykman, Monterey Park California, archer (Olympics-1996)
1954 - Robert F Kennedy Jr, attorney (Natural Resources Defense Council)
1954 - Susan Kiefel, Australian lawyer and judge
1955 - Steve Earle, San Antonio Tx, country singer (Guitar Town)
1956 - David Caruso, actor (NYPD Blue, Michael Hayes)
1956 - Mitch Vogel, Alhambra California, actor (Jamie-Bonanza)
1956 - Paul Young, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Every Time You Go Away)
1957 - Donna Stone, NJ, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)
1957 - Steve Harvey, American actor, comedian and radio personality
1957 - Ann Nocenti, American comic book writer
1957 - Michel Vaarten, Belgian cyclist
1958 - Jez Strode, rocker (Kajagoogoo)
1959 - Susanna Hoffs, actress/rocker (Bangles-Walk Like an Egyptian)
1959 - Momoe Yamaguchi, Japanese singer and actress
1960 - Chili Davis, Kingston Jamacia, outfielder (California Angels)
1960 - John Crawford, Palo Alto Ca, bass (Berlin-You Take My Breath Away)
1960 - Chatchai Plengpanich, Thai actor
1961 - Maia Chiburdanidze, Kutaisi USSR, women's world chess champ
1961 - Brian Helgeland, American writer and film director
1962 - Jim Carrey, Ontario Canada, actor (Living Color, Dumb & Dumber, Mask)
1962 - Sebastian Junger, American journalist and author
1963 - Kai Hansen, German singer and guitarist (Gamma Ray)
1964 - Jeff Tabaka, US baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres)
1964 - Michelle Obama, wife of Barack Obama
1965 - Nikos Nioplias, Greek footballer
1965 - Sylvain Turgeon, Canadian ice hockey player
1966 - Anna Ivan, La Jolla Cal, tennis star
1966 - Don Myrah, Oakland California, cyclist (Olympics-20th-96)
1966 - Karissa Rushing, Benton Arkansas, Miss Arkansas-America (1991)
1966 - Rexton Gordon, Jamaican dj/rapper (Shabba Ranks-Extra Naked)
1966 - Shabba Ranks, reggae singer
1966 - Trish Johnson, Bristol England, LPGA golfer (1993 Las Vegas)
1967 - Gregory Caccia, Bayshore NY, team handball right back (Olympics-1996)
1967 - William Michael Heinen Jr, Rayne LA, PGA golfer (1994 Shell Houston)
1967 - Filippo Raciti, Italian police officer (d. 2007)
1967 - Song Kang-ho, South Korean actor
1968 - Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer, Dutch writer
1968 - Svetlana Masterkova, Russian athlete
1969 - Lukas Moodysson, Swedish film writer and director
1969 - Naveen Andrews, British actor
1969 - Tijs Verwest, (DJ Tiësto) Dutch DJ
1970 - Candace Murray, Vancouver BC, softball shortstop (Olympics-96)
1970 - Darnell Walker, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons, SF 49ers)
1970 - Jeremy Roenick, Boston MA, NHL center (Team USA, Blackhawks, Coyotes)
1970 - Genndy Tartakovsky, Russian-born animator
1970 - James Wattana, Thai snooker player
1971 - Derek Plante, Cloquet, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres)
1971 - Peter Winter, Australian decathlete (Olympics-96)
1971 - Tyler Houston, US baseball catcher (Atlanta Braves)
1971 - Kid Rock, American singer
1971 - Richard Burns, English rally driver (d. 2005)
1971 - Leonardo Ciampa, Italian-American musician
1971 - Youki Kudoh, Japanese actress
1971 - Ann Wolfe, female boxer
1972 - Rohn Meyer, CFL offensive linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
1972 - Wendall Gaines, NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
1972 - Ken Hirai, Japanese singer and songwriter
1972 - Benno Fürmann, German actor
1973 - Amanda Elizabeth Spivey, Spartanburg SC, Miss America-SC (1996)
1973 - Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Mexican footballer
1973 - Liz Ellis, Australian netball captain
1974 - Derrick Mason, wide receiver (Tennessee Oilers)
1974 - Guillermo Mercedes, Dominican/US baseball infielder (Texas Rangers)
1974 - Marcus Spriggs, offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
1974 - Sharon Marie Ferris, NZ, yachter (Olympics-96)
1974 - Vesko Kountchev, Bulgarian musician
1974 - Yang Chen, Chinese footballer
1975 - Tom Jenkinson, English musician (Squarepusher)
1975 - Freddy Rodriguez, Puerto Rican-American actor
1975 - Rami Yacoub, Swedish songwriter/producer
1977 - Ali el Kattabi, soccer player (Sparta)
1977 - Kevin Fertig, American professional wrestler
1977 - Leigh Whannell, Australian screenwriter/actor
1978 - Irina A Borisova, Miss Universe-Ukraine (1996)
1980 - Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Ukrainian ballroom dancer
1980 - Gareth McLearnon, Northern Irish flautist
1980 - Zooey Deschanel, American actress
1980 - Kimberly Spicer, American model
1981 - Ray J, singer
1981 - Warren Feeney, Northern Irish footballer
1981 - Scott Mechlowicz, American actor
1981 - Ray J, American R&B singer
1982 - Dwyane Wade, American basketball player
1982 - Amanda Wilkinson, Canadian singer
1982 - Alex Varkatzas, American Singer (Atreyu)
1983 - Alvaro Arbeloa, Spanish Footballer
1983 - Andrea Lowell, American Model
1983 - Rick Kelly, Australian racing driver
1983 - Julie Budet, French Electronic-Pop Musician
1983 - Johannes Herber, German basketball player
1985 - Simone Simons, Dutch singer (Epica)
1985 - Riyu Kosaka, Japanese singer BeForU
1985 - Kang-In, South Korean singer/dancer/actor/MC/DJ(Super Junior)

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #121 on: January 17, 2013, 07:59:46 AM »
This Day in History for 17th January


Famous Deaths


 
Chess Champion Bobby Fischer (2008)

395 - Theodosius I, the Great, Spanish emperor of Rome, dies at 49
1103 - Frutolf, German monk/musicologist/historian, dies
1119 - Boudouin VII Hapkin, count of Flanders, dies
1229 - Albert, Bishop of Riga/Albert of Buxhoeveden, founder of the Livonian Brothers of the Sword, dies at about 68
1369 - King Peter I of Cyprus (murdered) (b. 1328)
1468 - Skanderbeg, Albanian leader (b. 1405)
1598 - Fyodor I Tsar of Russia (b. 1557)
1604 - Santino Garsi, composer, dies at 61
1617 - Pieter C Bockenberg, Dutch historian, dies at 68
1617 - Faust Vrančić, Croatian inventor (b. 1551)
1620 - Diego Alvarez de Paz, Span missionary/writer (Peru), dies at about 59
1625 - Nicolo Rubini, composer, dies at 50
1654 - Paul Potter, Dutch painter, buried
1661 - Andres Malong, Philippines rebel leader, executed
1676 - Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian opera composer, dies at 73
1702 - Thomas Franklin, English smith/uncle of B Franklin, dies [OS=Jan 6]
1705 - John Ray, English naturalist (b. 1627)
1718 - Captain Benjamin Church, Plymouth Colony settler and military leader
1737 - Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, German architect (b. 1662)
1738 - Jean-Francois Dandrieu, composer, dies
1750 - Tomaso Albinioni, Italian composer (Adagio in G Minor), dies at 78
1781 - Marie de Negre Dables, marquess, dies
1788 - Alessio Prati, composer, dies at 37
1805 - Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil du Perron, French interpreter, dies at 73
1820 - Daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classicist/historian, dies at 73
1823 - Zacharius Werner, German playwright, dies at 36
1826 - Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Spanish composer (b. 1806)
1830 - W Waiblinger, writer, dies
1833 - James Ball Antyne, Scot founder (Ball Antyne Press), dies at about 60
1833 - William Rush, Indians sculptor (Spirit of the Schuylkill), dies
1834 - Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist (b. 1762)
1856 - Thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer, dies at 41
1861 - Lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821)
1863 - E J Horace Vernet, French painter, dies at 73
1869 - Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, composer, dies at 55
1874 - Chang & Eng Bunker, Chinese/Thai Siamese twins, dies at 62
1884 - Hermann Schlegel, German ornithologist (b. 1804)
1887 - William Giblin, Premier of Tasmania (b. 1840)
1889 - Juan Montalvo, Ecuadorian author (Siete Tratados), dies at 56
1890 - Salomon Sulzer, composer, dies at 85
1891 - Johannes Josephus Hermanus Verhulst, composer, dies at 74
1892 - Alexandre Levy, composer, dies at 27
1893 - Rutherford B Hayes, 19th US Pres (1877-81), dies in Fremont Ohio at 70
1901 - Jacob G Agarah, Swedish algologist, dies at 87
1902 - Gideon Scheepers, South Africa Boer leader, executed
1903 - Ignaz Wechselmann, Hungarian architect and philanthropist (b. 1828)
1908 - Ferdinand IV SMJJBFLGRRJ, ruler of Toscane, dies at 72
1909 - Sir Francis Smith, Premier of Tasmania (b. 1819
1910 - Thomas Crapper, inventor (flush toilet), dies
1910 - Wilhelm F Kohlrausch, Germ physicist (Additiviteitsregel), dies at 69
1911 - Francis Galton, English scholar, dies at 88
1913 - Carl Baermann, composer, dies at 73
1917 - Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70
1927 - Juliette Gordon Low, American founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA (b. 1860)
1932 - Albert Jacka, VC, Australian soldier (b. 1893)
1933 - John Hodges, cricketer (6 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), dies
1933 - Louis Comfort Tiffany, American artist and designer (b. 1848)
1936 - Mateiu Caragiale, Romanian author (b. 1885)
1938 - William H Pickering, astronomer (predicted Pluto), dies at 79
1941 - Jose Leite de Vasconcelos, Portuguese scholar (Etnografia), dies at 82
1942 - Frederick Jerome Work, composer, dies at 61
1942 - Walther von Reichenau, German field marshal (b. 1884)
1946 - Gottfried Rudinger, composer, dies at 59
1947 - Pyotr Krasnov, Russian counter-revolutionary (b. 1869)
1947 - Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, French Archbishop of Quebec (b. 1883)
1952 - Walter O "Spike" Briggs, owner (Det Tigers), dies at 74
1955 - J A Veraart, economist, dies at 68
1955 - Joannes A Veraart, Dut judge/MP, (Jews in Neth), dies at 68
1959 - Abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi
1961 - Patrice Lumumba, African revolutionary, murdered at 36
1962 - Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Dead End), dies at 56
1964 - Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), dies at 57
1964 - T.H. White, English author (b. 1906)
1966 - Vincent J Donehue, director (Lonelyhearts), dies of Hodgkin's at 50
1967 - Evelyn Nesbit, actress (Redemption), dies at 82
1968 - Julis Deutsch, Austria politician/general Spanish rep army, dies at 83
1969 - Grazyna Bacewicz, composer, dies at 59
1970 - Billy Stewart, singer (I Do Love You), dies in auto-accident at 32
1970 - Simon Kovar, Russian-American bassoonist (b. 1890)
1972 - Rochelle Hudson, actress (That's My Boy), dies at 55
1972 - Betty Smith, American writer and singer (b. 1896)
1973 - Fred Essler, actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 77
1976 - Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes/Sparta), dies in auto-accident
1977 - Gary Gilmore, executed in Utah, 1st US execution since 1967
1980 - Barbara Britton, actress (Pamela-Mr & Mrs North), dies at 59
1981 - Loukas Panourgias, Greek footballer (b. 1899)
1983 - Doodles Weaver, actor/comedian (Ring of Fire), shoots himself at 71
1987 - Hugo Fregonese, Argentine film director (b. 1908)
1989 - Sterling A Brown, US poet/critic (Southern Road), dies at 87
1990 - Charles Hernu, French minister of Defense (1981-85), dies
1991 - Olav AFEC van Sleeswijk-Holstein-S-G V, king of Norway (1957), dies
1992 - Bill Walker, actor (Big Mo, Mask, Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 95
1992 - Charlie Ventura, jazz sax (Bop for the people), dies at 75 of cancer
1992 - Dorothy Alison, actress (Maggie, 3rd Key, Long Arm), dies
1992 - Frank Pullen, English businessman and racehorse owner (b. 1915)
1993 - Ger ter Horst, Dutch soccer trainer (Sparta), dies
1993 - Albert Hourani, English historian (b. 1915)
1994 - Allan G Odell, Ad exec (Burma Shave), dies at 90
1994 - Chung Il Kwon, PM of S Korea (1964-70), dies
1994 - Grady "Fats" Jackson, tenor Sax Player, dies at 66
1994 - Han Jansen, Dutch journalist (Volkskrant), dies at 61
1994 - Klaas Peereboom, Dutch sports reporter (Het Parool), dies at 77
1994 - Noel Chiboust, trumpeter/sax, dies at 84
1994 - Helen Stephens, American 100m runner and double Olympic champion, dies at 75
1994 - Yevgeny Ivanov, Soviet spy involved in the Profumo affair (b. 1926)
1995 - Isador Caplan, lawyer/Aldeburgh Festival pioneer, dies at 82
1995 - Urias Nooteboom, Dutch journalist/critic (The Time), dies at 54
1996 - Barbara Charline Jordan, politician, dies at 59
1996 - Charles Henry Madge, poet writer/sociologist, dies at 83
1996 - Giles William Playfair, writer, dies at 85
1996 - John Adrian Hope, politician/businessman, dies at 83
1996 - Robert Covington, drummer/singer, dies at 54
1996 - Amber Hagerman, American namesake of the Amber Alert system (b. 1986)
1996 - Mostafa Sid Ahmed, Sudanese singer (b. 1953)
1997 - Andrea Fisher, artist, dies at 21
1997 - Asfa Wossen, [Amha Selassie], crown emperor of Ethiopia in exile, dies
1997 - Clyde William Tombaugh, discoverer (Pluto), dies at 90
1997 - Bert Kelly, Australian politician (b. 1912)
1998 - Emil Sitka, actor (3 Stooges shorts), dies of stroke at 82
1999 - Robert Eads, American transsexual (b. 1945)
2000 - Philip Jones, British trumpeter (b. 1928)
2001 - Gregory Corso, American poet (b. 1930)
2002 - Bishop Karas, Sudanese-born American religious leader (b. 1955)
2002 - Camilo Jose Cela, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
2002 - Queenie Leonard, American actress (b. 1905)
2003 - Richard Crenna, American actor (b. 1926)
2003 - Balint Vazsonyi, Hingarian pianist (b. 1936)
2004 - Harry Brecheen, American baseball player (b. 1914)
2004 - Czeslaw Niemen, Polish musician (b. 1939)
2004 - Ray Stark, American stage and film producer (b. 1915)
2004 - Noble Willingham, American actor (b. 1931)
2005 - Charlie Bell, Australian fast food executive (b. 1960)
2005 - Virginia Mayo, American actress (b. 1920)
2005 - Albert Schatz, American microbiologist (b. 1920)
2005 - Zhao Ziyang, Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1919)
2006 - Clarence Ray Allen, American murderer (b. 1930)
2006 - Pierre Grondin, French Canadian cardiac surgeon (b. 1925)
2007 - Art Buchwald, American humorist (b. 1925)
2007 - Yevhen Kushnaryov, Ukrainian politician (b. 1951)
2008 - Bobby Fischer, American chess player (b. 1943)
2008 - Ernie Holmes, American football player (b. 1948)
2008 - Allan Melvin, American actor (b. 1923)
2009 - Anders Isaksson, Swedish journalist, writer, and historian (b. 1943)
2010 - Jyoti Basu, Indian politician (b. 1914)
2010 - Daisuke Gouri, Japanese seiyu (b. 1952)
2010 - Gaines Adams, American football player (b. 1983)
2011 - Don Kirshner, American composer (b. 1934)
2012 - Johnny Otis, R&B musician and talent scout, known as the godfather of rhythm and blues, 
          dies at 90.
2012 - Marty Springstead, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor, dies of
          heart attack at 74

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #122 on: January 18, 2013, 06:48:08 AM »
This Day in History for 18th January


Historical Events


                                               
Captain/Explorer James Cook                 Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck            Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin 

                                             
Jazz Trumpeter Louis Armstrong             Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe

                                             
264th Pope John Paul II                              Princess of Rock and Roll
                                                                      Lisa Marie Presley


336 - St Mark elected Catholic Pope
350 - General Maxentius drives out Western Roman emperor Constans
474 - Leo II briefly becomes Byzantine emperor.
532 - Nika uprising at Constantinople fails, 30-40,000 die
1126 - Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong.
1307 - German king Albrecht I makes his son Rudolf king of Bohemia
1478 - Grand Duke Ivan II of Moscow occupies Novgorod
1520 - Christian II of Denmark & Norway defeats Swedes at Lake Asunde
1535 - Francisco Pizarro founds the city of Lima, Peru
1591 - King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Minchit Sra of Burma in single combat, for which this
           date is now observed marked as Royal Thai Armed Forces day.
1644 - Perplexed Pilgrims in Boston reported America's 1st UFO sighting
1650 - French Prince Louis II of Condé captured
1671 - Pirate Henry Morgan defeats Spanish defenders, captures Panama
1691 - English king Willem III travels to The Hague
1701 - Frederick I and Sophie Charlotte van Hanover crowned king/queen of Prussia
1733 - 1st polar bear exhibited in America (Boston)
1776 - James Wright, Royal Governor of Georgia, is placed under house arrest by Major Joseph
           Habersham
1777 - San Jose California, founded
1778 - Capt James Cook stumbles over Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands)
1788 - The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at
          Botany Bay to setup a penal colony
1795 - French admitted to Amsterdam without resistance
1795 - governor/viceroy Willem V flees Scheveningen to England
1817 - San Martinleads a revolutionary army over Andes
1840 - Electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, 1st US electrical journal, appears
1850 - British blockade Piraeus, Greece to enforce mercantile claims
1854 - Filibuster William Walker proclaims Republic of Sonora in NW Mexico
1861 - American Civil War - Georgia joins South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama in
          seceding from the United States.
1862 - Confederate Territory of Arizona forms
1865 - Battle of Ft Moultrie, SC
1869 - Elegant California Theater opens in SF
1871 - 2nd German Empire proclaimed by Kaiser Wilhelm I & Bismarck
1884 - General Charles Gordon departs London for Khartoum
1884 - Dr. William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, Jesus Christ Price, setting a
           legal precedent for cremation in the United Kingdom.
1886 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.
1895 - Amsterdam's AFC soccer team forms
1896 - 1st demonstration of an X-ray machine in US (NYC)
1896 - British troops occupy Kumasi, West Africa
1900 - Jan Blockx's "Tÿl Uilenspiegel" premieres in Brussels
1901 - Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Graves De Communi Re
1905 - French government of Combes falls
1908 - Frederick Delius' "Brigg Fair," premieres
1911 - 1st shipboard landing of a plane (Tanforan Park to USS Pennsylvania)
1912 - English explorer Robert F Scott & his expedition reach South Pole, only to discover that Roald
           Amundsen had gotten there before
1913 - Turkish-Greek sea battle near Troy
1915 - Train crashes at Colima-Guadalajara Mexico, about 600 die
1915 - Japan issues the "Twenty-One Demands" to the Republic of China in a bid to increase its
            power in East Asia.
1916 - A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite stikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone
           County, Missouri.
1919 - WW I Peace Congress opens in Versailles, France
1919 - Bentley Motors Limited is founded.
1921 - William Archer's "Green Goddess," premieres in NYC
1922 - Irish author Liam O'Flaherty & others occupy Rotunda in Dublin
1923 - 1st radio telegraph message from Netherlands to Dutch East Indies
1929 - "NY Daily Mirror" columnist Walter Winchell debuts on radio
1929 - Stalin proposes to ban Trotsky from the Politburo
1930 - -27°F (-33°C), Watts, Oklahoma (state record)
1930 - Shostakovitch' opera "The Nose," premieres in Leningrad
1933 - White Sands National Monument, NM established
1934 - Eugene O'Neill's "Days Without End," premieres in NYC
1938 - Bradman scores 104* for South Australia v NSW at the SCG
1938 - Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to Hall of Fame
1939 - SA wicketkeeper Bradman gets his 6th straight ton, 135* v NSW
1942 - Nazi's arrest Frans Goedhart & Wiardi Beckman
1943 - Presliced bread sale banned to reduce bakery demand for metal parts
1943 - Soviets announce they broke long Nazi siege of Leningrad
1943 - US rations bread & metal
1944 - 1st Chinese naturalized US citizen since repeal of exclusion acts
1944 - The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The
           performers were Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy 
           Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.
1945 - Warsaw freed by Soviet army
1947 - "Red Mill" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 831 performances
1947 - Detroit Tigers sell Hank Greenberg to Pirates (for $25-35,000)
1947 - Small river steamer sank on Yangtze River, kills 400
1948 - 1st courses begin at University of Ibadan, Nigeria
1948 - Ted Mack's "Original Amateur Hour" begins, DuMont (later NBC/ABC/CBS)
1949 - "They Stand Accused" courtroom drama premieres on CBS (later DuMont)
1949 - 1st US Congressional standing committee headed by Negro (W Dawson)
1950 - Christopher Fry's "Venus Observed," premieres in London
1950 - Indians pitcher Bob Feller, after 15-14 season, takes $20,000 salary cut to $45,000, pay cut
           is Feller's own suggestion
1951 - 1st use of lie detector in Netherlands
1951 - Hermann Flake sentenced to death due to "hate campaign against GDR"
1951 - NFL rules tackles, guards & centers ineligible for forward pass
1951 - NFL takes control of failing Baltimore Colts
1953 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1954 - Fanfani forms Italian government
1955 - Battle of Yijiangshan occurred.
1956 - German DR forms own army (National People's Army)
1957 - 3 B-52's set record for around-the-world flight, 45 hr 19 min
1958 - 1st black in NHL (William O'Ree, Boston Bruins)
1959 - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1960 - US & Japan sign joint defense treaty
1961 - Zanzibar's Afro-Shirazi party wins 1 seat by a single vote & parliament by a single seat
1962 - Southern University closed due to demonstrations
1962 - US begins spraying foliage in Vietnam to reveal Viet Cong guerrillas
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 - Reinier Paping wins Dutch 11-Cities Skating Race (10:59)
1964 - Beatles 1st appear on Billboard Chart (I Want to Hold Your Hand-#35)
1964 - Plans for World Trade Center announced (NYC)
1965 - H L de Vries appointed Dutch governor of Suriname
1966 - Robert C Weaver, confirmed as 1st black cabinet member (HUD)
1967 - 20th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 3-0 at Montreal
1967 - Albert DeSalvo (Boston Strangler) sentenced to life in prison
1967 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 - Yellowknife replaces Ottawa as capital of NW Territories, Canada
1968 - "Happy Time" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 286 performances
1968 - Hester & Appolinar's musical "Your Own Thing," premieres in NYC
1968 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1969 - Expanded 4 party Vietnam peace talks began in Paris
1970 - Hasse Borjes skates world record 500m in 38.9 sec
1970 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 16-13
1971 - Ivan Koloff beats Bruno Sammartino in NY, to become WWF champ
1973 - Boston Red Sox sign Orlando Cepeda as 1st player signed as a DH
1973 - Islanders break 12 game losing streak, 20 game road winless streak
1973 - John Cleese's final episode on "Monty Python's Flying Circus," on BBC
1974 - "$6 Million Man" starring Lee Majors premieres on ABC TV
1974 - Israel & Egypt sign weapons accord
1975 - "Jeffersons" spinoff from "All in the Family" premieres on CBS
1976 - Superbowl X: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 21-17 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Lynn
           Swann, Pittsburgh, WR
1977 - Imran Khan takes 12 wickets in match for Pakistan win at the SCG
1977 - Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious
           Legionnaires' disease.
1978 - Geoff Boycott captains England for the 1st time, v Pak Karachi
1978 - Roof of 3-yr-old Civic Center in Hartford, Ct collapses (no injuries)
1978 - Thiokol conducts 2nd test firing of space shuttle's SRB
1979 - Peter Jenkins finishes "A Walk Across America," Florence Oregon
1980 - Gold reaches $1,000 an oz
1980 - Pink Floyd's "Wall" hits #1
1980 - Studio 54 owners Steve Rubell & Ian Schrager sentenced to 3½ years in prison for tax
           evasion & fined $20,000
1981 - Iran accepts US offer of $7.9 billion in frozen assets
1981 - Wendy O Williams arrested in Milwaukee for on-stage obscenity
1983 - IOC restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals 70 years after they were taken from him for being
           paid $25 in semipro baseball
1984 - 80th Islander & 3rd dual hat trick (Carroll & Bossy) 9-1 win
1985 - US renounces jurisdiction of World Court despite previous promise
1986 - 24th Space Shuttle (61-C) Mission-Columbia 7-returns to Earth
1986 - AIDS charity record "That's What Friends are For," hits #1
1986 - NY Lotto pays $30.5 million to one winner (#s are 19-20-27-34-41-46)
1987 - 11th Soap Opera Digest Poll Awards - Days of Our Live wins
1988 - Airliner crashes in SW China, killing all 108 on board
1989 - Astronomers discover pulsar in remnants of Supernova 1987A (LMC)
1989 - IBM announces earnings up 10.4% in 1988
1989 - Otis Redding, Dion, Rolling Stones, Temptations & Stevie Wonder
1989 - West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win the World Series Cup
1990 - South Africa says its reconsidering ban on African Natl Congress
1990 - Wash DC, Mayor Marion Barry arrested in drug enforcement sting
1991 - Iraq launches SCUD missiles against Israel
1991 - US acknowledges CIA & US Army paid Noriega $320,000 over his career
1991 - WLAF's NY Knights become NY-NJ Knights
1991 - Longest tennis match at the Australian Open, Boris Becker beats Italy's Omar Camporese in 5
           hours & 11 mins
1991 - Eastern Air Lines goes out of business after 62 years, citing financial problems.
1992 - 43rd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 10-6 at Phila
1992 - 49th Golden Globes
1992 - Comedian Pat McCormick injured in a car accident
1992 - NHL All Star Game - Campbell-10, Wales-6 (Brett Hull, MVP) at Phila
1993 - Martin Luther King Jr holiday observed in all 50 states for 1st time
1993 - West Indies win the World Series Cup, beating Australia 2-0
1994 - The Cando event, a possible bolide impact in Cando, Spain. Witnesses claim to have seen a
           fireball in the sky lasting for almost one minute.
1995 - Kumble takes 16-99 in match for Karnataka v Kerala
1995 - Pope John Paul II begins visit to Australia
1996 - Baseball owners unanimously approve interleague play in 1997
1996 - Lisa Marie Presley files for divorce from Michael Jackson in NY
1997 - 47th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 11-7 at San Jose Arena
1997 - In north west Rwanda, Hutu militia members kill 3 Spanish aid workers, 3 soldiers and
           seriously wound one other.
1997 - Boerge Ousland of Norway becomes the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided.
1998 - "Ragtime," opens at Ford Theater NYC
1998 - 48th NHL All-Star Game: North America beats World 8-7 at Vancouver
1998 - ABL All-Star Game at Disney complex in Orlando
1998 - Boston Celtics retire Robert Parrish's #00
1998 - Kelly Robbins wins Healthsouth Golf Inaugural
1998 - UCP Telethon
2000 - The Tagish Lake meteorite impacts the Earth.
2002 - Sierra Leone Civil War was finally declared over.
2003 - A bushfire kills 4 people and destroys more than 500 homes in Canberra, Australia.
2007 - The strongest storm in the United Kingdom in 17 years kills 14 people, Germany sees the
            worst storm since 1999 with 13 deaths. Hurricane Kyrill, causes at least 44 deaths across 20
            countries in Western Europe. Other losses include the Container Ship MSC Napoli destroyed
            by the storm off the coast of Devon, England.
2012 - Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) blackout becomes the largest protest in the history of the
           internet

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #123 on: January 18, 2013, 06:50:30 AM »
This Day in History for 18th January


Famous Weddings


1486 - King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV
1893 - British Poet and writer Rudyard Kipling (26) marries Carrie Balestier (29) in London
1949 - South African Rev Andries P Treurnicht marries Engela Dreyer
1989 - Candace Thomas marries Steve Garvey
1992 - Actress Joan Chen (Twin Peaks) marries Dr Peter Hui

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« Reply #124 on: January 18, 2013, 06:51:25 AM »
This Day in History for 18th January


Famous Weddings


1996 - Lisa Marie Presley files for divorce from Michael Jackson in NY

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #125 on: January 18, 2013, 06:58:53 AM »
This Day in History for 18th January


Famous Birthdays


                                               
American Statesman                         Heart surgeon Daniel Williams (1858)             Actor Kevin Costner (1955)
Daniel Webster (1782)


885 - Daigo, Emperor of Japan (d. 930)
1519 - Isabella Jagiełło, queen of Hungary (d. 1559)
1543 - Alfonso Ferrabosco, composer
1641 - Francois Michel le Tellier, French statesman (Marquis de Louvois)
1657 - Hendrik Casimir II, Dutch Fieldmarshal (Nassau)
1672 - Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French writer (d. 1731)
1685 - Tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dutch Classical prof, baptized
1688 - Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1765)
1689 - Charles de Montesquieu, France, philosopher/writer (Letters Persanes)
1726 - Hendrik D F L, prince of Prussia/diplomat
1732 - Jean-Guillain Cardon, composer
1751 - Ferdinand Kauer, composer
1779 - Peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard)
1782 - Daniel Webster, Salisbury NH, orator/politician/lawyer, (d. 1852)
1793 - William Henry Havergal, composer
1795 - Anna Paulowna Romanova, monarch of Russia/daughter of czar Paul I
1809 - Richard Caswell Gatlin, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
1813 - Joseph Farwell Glidden, inventor (1st coml useable barbed wire)
1815 - James Chesnut Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1885
1815 - Richard Yates Gov, MC (Union), died in 1873
1815 - Constantin von Tischendorf, German biblical scholar (d. 1874)
1817 - Jacques Gregoir, composer
1818 - Johannes van Vloten, Dutch literary/theologist
1820 - Abraham Buford, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1884
1829 - Louis van Haecke, Flemish chaplain/author (Blood to Bridge)
1831 - Edward Ferrero, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1899
1835 - Caesar A Cui, Vilna Lithuania, fort architect/composer
1835 - Jan van Droogenbroeck, Flemish poet
1840 - Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer
1840 - Ernst Rudorff, composer
1841 - Alexis-Emmanuel Chabrier, France, composer (Le Roi Malgré Lui)
1842 - Albert Alonzo Ames, Mayor of Minneapolis (d. 1911)
1848 - Ioan Slavici, Transylvanian writer (d. 1925)
1849 - Edmund Barton, 1st PM of Australia (1900-03)
1850 - Seth Low, American politician (d. 1916)
1854 - Thomas A Watson, needed by Bell, inventor assistant (Telephone)
1856 - John Hyatt Brewer, composer
1857 - Otto von Below, German commandant (WW I)
1858 - Daniel Williams, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, surgeon (1st open heart operation), (d. 1931)
1861 - Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist
1861 - Raymond Huntington Woodman, composer
1867 - Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan Journalist, Diplomat, Poet (d. 1916)
1869 - Willem De Vreese, Flemish linguist/biblographer
1870 - Berend Modderman, printer (Drukkers yearbook)
1872 - Paul Leautaud, [Maurice Boissard], France, writer (Petit ami)
1877 - Samuel Zemurray, U.S. businessman (d.1961)
1878 - Hendrik Baels, Belgian politician
1879 - Henri Giraud, French general (d. 1949)
1880 - Paul Ehrenfest, Austria/Neth physicist (adiabates hypothesis)
1881 - Gaston Gallimard, French publisher (Librairie Gallimard) [or 1908]
1882 - Alan Alexander Milne, English author (Winnie-the-Pooh)
1882 - Jacob Clay, Dutch philospher/phyicist (Mesones)
1882 - Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist
1884 - Arthur Ransome, English author (Swallows & Amazons)
1886 - Antoine Pevsner, French sculptor
1886 - Peter Alma, Dutch painter/graphic artist
1892 - Oliver Hardy, Harlem Ga, comedy team member (Laurel & Hardy)
1892 - Paul Rostock, German surgeon (d. 1956)
1893 - John Lawrence Seymour, composer
1894 - Wilhelm HC Tenhaeff, Dutch parapsychologist
1896 - Hans H Holm, Norwegian poet (Jonsoknatt)
1896 - C. M. Eddy, Jr., American writer (d. 1967)
1901 - Arie Querido, Dutch social psychiatrist
1901 - Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1973)
1903 - Berthold Goldschmidt, German/British (opera)composer (Beatrice Cenci)
1904 - Cary Grant, England, actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest)
1904 - Henri-Georges Adam, French etcher/painter/sculptor (Grand Nude)
1904 - Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist (d. 2006)
1905 - Chick Chandler, Kingston NY, actor (Barney-One Happy Family)
1905 - Joseph Bonanno, Italian-born gangster (d. 2002)
1906 - Hans Aeschbacher, Swiss sculptor (Venus de Six-Tours)
1907 - Janos Ferencsik, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Budapest Opera)
1908 - Albert P Morano, (Rep-R-Conn, 1951-59)
1908 - Jacob Bronowsky, British mathematician/cultural historian
1908 - Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1972)
1910 - Arthur John Howard, actor (Frieda, Last Holiday, Paradiso, Glass Cage)
1911 - Gabor Darvas, composer
1912 - Charles Moeller, Belgian theologist (Humanism et saintete)
1912 - William Sansom, English writer (Loving Eye)
1913 - Danny Kaye, Bkln NY, UNICEF/comedian/actor (Danny Kaye Show)
1914 - Arno Schmidt, writer
1915 - Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer and songwriter (d. 1984)
1916 - Alec Coxon, cricketer (England pace bowler in one Test, 2-90 & 1-82)
1916 - James Crow, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, geneticist and influential educator (Genetic Theories and Influences: Comments on the Value of Diversity), (d. 2012)
1917 - Oscar Lewenstein, impressario
1917 - Wang Yung-ching, Taiwanese businessman
1918 - Adriano Mandarino Hypolito, priest
1918 - Bohuslav Jeremias, composer, dies at 58
1918 - Ton Brandsteder, CEO/founder (Sony Nederland)
1918 - Gustave Gingras, French Canadian physician (d. 1996)
1919 - Juan Antonio Orrego-Salas, Santiago Chile, composer
1921 - Bruce Woodcock, boxer
1921 - Robert Glaser, Providence, Rhode Island, educational psychologist (National Assessment of Educational Progress), (d. 2012)
1922 - Constance Moore, Sioux City Iowa, actress (Window on Main Street)
1922 - Yehezkiel Braun, composer
1922 - Bob Bell, American clown (d. 1997)
1924 - Donald Baverstock, TV producer
1925 - Anthony Joly de Lotbiniere, TV producer
1925 - Gilles Deleuze, philosopher
1925 - Roepie Kruize, Dutch field hockey player (Olympic-Bronze-48/Silver-52)
1927 - Sundaram Balachander, Indian veena player (d. 1990)
1932 - Joe Schmidt, NFL Hall-of-Famer
1932 - Robert Anton Wilson, US, sci-fi author (Trick Top Hat)
1933 - David Bellamy, English botanist/tv-program maker
1933 - John Boorman, producer/dir (Exorcist II, Deliverance, Zardoz)
1933 - Ray Dolby, sound expert/inventor (Dolby noise limiting system)
1933 - Vladimir Yevgrafovich Bugrov, cosmonaut
1935 - Raymond Briggs, English author (Fungus the Bogeyman)
1935 - Jon Stallworthy, English poet
1935 - Gad Yaacobi, Israeli minister (d. 2007)
1938 - Curt Flood, American baseball player (d. 1997)
1939 - Bernard Glassman, NY, Zen teacher/head (Zen Center of NY)
1940 - Pedro Rodriguez, Mexican racing driver (d. 1971)
1941 - Bobby Goldsboro, Marianna Fla, singer (Honey)
1941 - David Ruffin, Miss, vocalist (Temptations-Papa Was a Rolling Stone)
1941 - Iva Zanicchi, actress (Ragazza Tutta d'Oro)
1941 - Denise Bombardier, Quebec journalist, television host and novelist
1943 - Dave Greene, rocker
1943 - Kay Granger, American politician
1944 - Larry "Legs" Smith, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band-Urban Spaceman)
1944 - Relus ter Beek, Dutch Minister of defense (PvdA)
1944 - Paul Keating, twenty-fourth Prime Minister of Australia
1944 - Carl Morton, American baseball player (d. 1983)
1945 - José Luis Perales, Spanish singer
1946 - Katia Ricclarelli, actress (Falstaff, Otello, Turandot)
1946 - Joseph Deiss, Swiss Federal Councilor
1948 - Takeshi Kitano, Tokyo Japan, actor (Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence)
1949 - Philippe Starck, French designer
1949 - Bill Keller, American newspaper editor
1950 - Claudia de Colombia, Bogato Columbia, spanish singer (Yo Creo En Ti)
1950 - Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer
1950 - John Hughes, director (Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Weird Science)
1951 - Bob Latchford, English footballer
1951 - Bram Behr, Surinamese journalist (d. 1982)
1952 - R. Stevie Moore, American singer, songwriter, and home recording pioneer
1952 - Michael Behe, American advocate of Intelligent Design
1953 - Brett Hudson, Portland Ore, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show)
1954 - Ted DiBiase, Retired Professional Wrestler
1955 - Johannes AM "Hans" van Tongeren, Dutch actor (Hunk)
1955 - Kevin Costner, Los Angeles California, American actor (Fandango, Silverado, Bull Durham)
1955 - Mable Fergerson, LA California, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1972)
1956 - Mark Collie, Waynesboro Tn, country singer (Another Old Soldier)
1957 - Tom Bailey, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Thompson Twins-Doctor Doctor)
1958 - Jeffrey N Williams, Superior Wisc, Major Army/astronaut
1958 - Larry Smith, NBA player
1959 - Bob Rosenberg, rocker (Will To Power)
1961 - Mark D Messier, Edmonton Alberta, NHL Center (Edmonton, NY Rangers)
1961 - Peter Beardsley, English footballer
1961 - Jeff Yagher, American actor
1962 - Alison Arngrim, actress (Nellie-Little House of the Prairie)
1962 - David O'Connor, equestrian 3-day (Olympics-silver-96)
1963 - Jane Horrocks, Lancashire England, actress (Absolutely Fabulous)
1963 - Maxime Bernier, French Canadian politician
1963 - Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland
1963 - Yury Zakharevich, Soviet weightlifter
1964 - Brady Anderson, Silver Spring MD, outfielder (Baltimore Orioles)
1964 - Jenny Holliday, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1964 - Enrico Lo Verso, Italian actor
1965 - Richard Dunwoody, British(?) jockey)
1965 - Dave Attell, American writer and comedian
1966 - Alexander Khalifman, Russian chess player
1966 - André Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver
1967 - Kim Perrot, WNBA guard (Houston Comets)
1967 - M C Tab, [Sharon Richard], NYC, rapper
1967 - Peter Cox Jr, Bronxville NY, fencer-sabre (Olympics-96)
1967 - Iván Zamorano, Chilean footballer
1968 - Frank Quitely, Scottish comic book artist
1969 - Larry Webster, defensive tackle (Baltimore Ravens)
1969 - Marvin Pope, CFL defensive end (Calgary Stampeders)
1969 - Jesse L. Martin, American actor and singer
1969 - Dave Bautista, American professional wrestler
1970 - Leo Araguz, NLF/WLAF punter (Oakland Raiders, Rhein Fire)
1970 - DJ Quik, American rapper
1970 - Peter van Petegem, Belgian cyclist
1971 - Andre Coleman, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (San Diego Chargers)
1971 - Greg Engel, NFL center (San Diego Chargers)
1971 - Jonathan Davis, American singer (KoЯn)
1971 - Christian Fittipaldi, Brazilian race car driver
1971 - Josep Guardiola, Spanish footballer
1971 - Seamus O'Regan, Canadian broadcast journalist
1972 - Dwayne Carswell, NFL tight end (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1972 - Mike Lieberthal, Glendale CA, catcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
1972 - Ryan Kuehl, defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
1972 - Steven Conley, linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1972 - Vinod Kambli, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1993-)
1973 - Crispian Mills, London, vocalist/guitarist (Kula Shaker)
1973 - Edward Jasper, defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
1973 - Junior Burrough, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
1973 - Regilio Vreede, soccer player (Blue White, RKC)
1974 - Devon Odessa, actor (Sharon-My So Called Life, Girl of Limberlost)
1974 - Shane Burton, defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
1974 - Michael Tunn, Australian television and radio
1974 - Christian Burns, English musician (BBMak)
1974 - Maulik Pancholy, American actor
1974 - Princess Claire of Belgium
1975 - Derek Smith, linebacker (Washington Redskins)
1976 - Laurence Courtois, Kortrijk Belg, tennis star (1995 finalist Jakarta)
1976 - Vincent Polvliet, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
1976 - Damien Leith, Australian Idol 2006
1977 - Curtis Cregan, American actor
1977 - Alina Jidkova, Russian tennis player
1977 - Richard Archer, British singer (lead singer of Hard-Fi)
1978 - Brian Falkenborg, American baseball player
1979 - Paulo Ferreira, Portuguese footballer
1979 - Jay Chou, Taiwanese singer and producer
1979 - Brian Gionta, American ice hockey player
1979 - Kenyatta Jones, American football player
1980 - Robert Green, English footballer
1980 - Julius Peppers, American football player
1980 - Jason Segel, American actor
1980 - Estelle Swaray, English singer
1981 - Kimberly Gloudemans, Miss California Teen USA (1997)
1981 - Latoya Farley, Miss Oklahoma Teen USA (1996)
1981 - Khari Stephenson, Jamaican footballer
1981 - Kang Dong-won, South Korean model and actor
1981 - Olivier Rochus, Belgian tennis player
1982 - Joanna Newsom, American harpist
1983 - Samantha Mumba, Irish singer and actress
1984 - Benji Schwimmer, American dancer
1984 - Maarja Kivi, Estonian singer
1984 - Seung-Hui Cho, shooter at Virginia Tech
1984 - Kristy Lee Cook, American Idol 7 cast member
1984 - Michael Kearney, American child prodigy
1985 - Dale Begg-Smith, Australian freestyle skier
1985 - Riccardo Montolivo, Italian soccer player
1985 - Minnisha Lamba, Indian Actress and Model
1988 - Ronald Guglielmone Jr., American singer-songwriter
1993 - Morgan York, American actress

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #126 on: January 18, 2013, 07:02:23 AM »
This Day in History for 18th January


Famous Deaths


                                               
US President John Tyler (1862)                Poet Rudyard Kipling (1936)


52 BC - Publius Clodius Pulcher (murdered) (b. 93 BC)
474 - Leo I, Byzantine Emperor (b. 401)
1367 - Pedro I, king of Portugal (1357-67), dies at 46
1425 - Edmund de Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, English politician (b. 1391)
1471 - Emperor Go-Hanazono of Japan (b. 1419)
1479 - Louis IX, the Rich, duke of Bayern (U of Ingolstadt), dies at 61
1580 - Antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of John), dies at 63
1586 - Margaret of Austria, regent of The Netherlands (b. 1522)
1659 - Benedikt Lechler, composer, dies at 64
1664 - Moses Amyraut, French theologian (b. 1596)
1666 - Adriaen A Bloemaert, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 56
1677 - John A van Riebeeck, Dutch founder Cape Colony, dies at 57
1760 - Claudio Casciolini, composer, dies at 62
1769 - Hakuin Ekaku, Zen teacher (reformer of Rinzai school), dies in Japan
1803 - Ippolit Bogdanovich, Russian poet (b. 1743)
1854 - Juda Turo, American philanthropist, dies
1862 - John Tyler, 10th US pres (1841-45), dies in Richmond Va at 71
1873 - Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, English author (b. 1803)
1875 - Joseph Philbrick Webster, composer, dies at 55
1878 - Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist (b. 1788)
1886 - Michal Czajchovski, [Sadik Pasja], writer, dies
1886 - Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (b. 1819)
1890 - Amadeus I FM, king of Spain (1870-73), dies at 44
1892 - Anton Anderledy, Swiss Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1819)
1896 - Charles Floquet, French statesman (b. 1828)
1902 - Filippo Marchetti, composer, dies at 70
1906 - Bartolomé Mitre, president of Argentina (1862-70), dies at 84
1913 - Edmond R H Regout, Dutch industrialist/politician, dies at 49
1919 - John C F, son of English king George V, dies at 13
1921 - Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor, dies at 73
1923 - Wallace Reid, actor (Birth of a Nation), dies at 31
1936 - Rudyard Kipling, author (Gunga Din, Nobel 1907), dies at 70
1940 - Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74
1951 - Robert Mark, US chairman (Caste World Congress), dies at 41
1952 - Curly Howard, American actor and comedian (b. 1903)
1954 - Sydney Greenstreet, actor (Conflict, Maltese Falcon), dies at 74
1962 - Raymond Moulaert, composer, dies at 86
1963 - Johnnie Moyes, journalist/cricketer (S Aust batsman), dies
1966 - Kathleen Norris, US author, dies at 85
1967 - Albert Conti, actor (Eagle, Jazz Heaven, Topaz), dies at 79
1967 - Barney Ross, welterweight Boxing Champ (1934), dies at 57
1967 - Harry Antrim, actor (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies of heart attack at 83
1967 - Reese "Goose" Tatum, basketballer (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 45
1967 - Simon FHJ Berkelbach van der Sprenkel, vicar/theologist, dies at 84
1968 - Bert Wheeler, actor (Rainmakers, High Flyers, Dixiana), dies at 72
1968 - John Ridgely, actor (Air Force, Possessed, Big Sleep), dies at 58
1968 - Lee Tracy, actor (Martin Kane-Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 69
1969 - Hans Freyer, German sociologist (b. 1887)
1970 - David O McKay, 9th Mormon president, dies at 96
1971 - Catherine Calvert, actress (Fires of Faith), dies of stroke at 80
1972 - Rudolf Wittelsbach, composer, dies at 69
1975 - Gertrude Olmstead, American actress (b. 1897)
1976 - Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes, Sparta), dies in crash [or 1/17]
1976 - Sonia Dresdel, actor (Fallen Idol, Secret Tent), dies at 67
1977 - Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright (Second Wind), dies at 80
1977 - Paul Nordoff, US composer (Frog Prince), dies at 67
1977 - Yvonne Printemps, actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), dies at 81
1978 - Carl Betz, actor (Alex Stone-Donna Reed Show), dies at 56
1978 - Ivan Ivonovich Dzerzhinsky, composer, dies at 68
1978 - Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher, critic and writer (b. 1919)
1978 - Walter H. Thompson, English Scotland Yard detective, bodyguard of Winston Churchill (b. 1890)
1979 - Cyril Mockridge, composer, dies at 82
1980 - Cecil Beaton, British photographer, dies at 76
1982 - Burnet Corwin Tuthill, US composer (Laurentia), dies at 93
1982 - Trent Lehman, actor (Butch-Nanny & the Professor), dies at 20
1984 - Malcolm H Kerr, 9th pres of American U of Beirut, shot dead
1984 - Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer and songwriter (b. 1915)
1985 - Mahmoud Taha, Sudanese Moslem leader, hanged at 76
1985 - Wilfrid Brambell, actor (Hard Day's Night, Boys), dies at 72
1986 - Claire James, actress (Jack Armstrong), dies
1989 - Bruce Chatwin, British writer, dies at 49
1990 - Melanie Appleby, rocker (Mel & Kim), dies of liver cancer at 23
1990 - Rusty Hamer, American actor (b. 1947)
1991 - Hamilton Fish, congressman (NY), dies at 102
1991 - Lillian Bond, actress (Air Mail, Pick-up, Blond Cheat), dies at 83
1991 - Nita Krebs, actor (Munchkin-Wizard of Oz), dies of heart attack at 85
1992 - John Remme, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 56
1992 - Tom Elios, entertainer, dies
1993 - M Eleonore Lippits, 1st Dutch female missionary doctor, dies at 85
1993 - Mia Meijer, Dutch playwright/director (Machine Child), dies
1993 - Mike Templeton, 2nd person to receive a heart pump, dies at 34
1993 - Eleanor Hibbert, British author (b. 1906)
1994 - Arthur Altman, songwriter, dies at 83
1995 - Adolph F J Butenandt, German bio-chemist (Nobel 1939), dies at 91
1995 - Charles Baskerville, vocalist, dies at 54
1995 - Joseph Kagan, businessman, dies at 79
1995 - Ron Luciano, American baseball umpire (b. 1937)
1996 - Leonor Fini, painter, dies at 87
1996 - Minnesota Fats, [Rudolf Wanderone Jr], billiard hustler, dies at 82
1996 - N T Rama Rao, PM of Andhra Pradesh India (1983-84, 84-89, 94-95), dies
1996 - Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, Indian actor (b. 1923)
1997 - Myfanwy Piper, librettist, dies at 85
1997 - Neville Crump, racehorse trainer, dies at 86
1997 - Paul Tsongas, (Sen-D-Mass), dies at 55
2000 - Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect (b. 1897)
2001 - Al Waxman, Canadian actor (b. 1935)
2003 - Edward "The Sheik" Farhat, American professional wrestler (b. 1926)
2005 - Lamont Bentley, American actor (b. 1973)
2006 - Jan Twardowski, Polish poet (b. 1915)
2007 - Brent Liles, American musician (Agent Orange/Social Distortion) (b. 1963)
2008 - Georgia Frontiere, American football team owner (b. 1927)
2008 - Frank Lewin, American composer and music theorist (b. 1925)
2008 - John Stroger, first African-American Cook County Board President (b. 1929)
2009 - Tony Hart, British artist and TV presenter (b. 1925)
2009 - Grigore Vieru, Romanian poet (b. 1935)
2009 - Bob May, American actor (b. 1939)
2011 - Sargent Shriver, American politician (b. 1915)

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #127 on: January 19, 2013, 08:36:16 AM »
This Day in History for 19th January


Historical Events


                                               
1st Duke of Wellington &                          Inventor Thomas Edison                                Author and Nobel                     
British Prime Minister                                                                                             Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Arthur Wellesley

                                 
Hall of Fame MLB shortstop                   Heavyweight Boxing Champ
Ernie Banks                                                       Muhammad Ali

                                 
New York Yankees Owner                     Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
George Steinbrenner


379 - Theodosius installed as co-emperor of East Roman Empire
973 - Pope Benedictus VI elected
1419 - French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years War
1493 - France cedes Roussillon & Cerdagne to Spain by treaty of Barcelona
1511 - Mirandola surrenders to the French.
1520 - Sten Sture the Younger, the Regent of Sweden, was mortally wounded at the Battle of
           Bogesund.
1607 - San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is currently the oldest church in the
           Philippines
1668 - King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain
1714 - Richard Steele publishes "Crisis," defending Hanoverian success
1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Stirling [OS= Jan 8]
1770 - Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan)
1785 - First manned balloon flight in Ireland
1793 - French King Louis XVI sentenced to death
1795 - Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy
1806 - Britain occupies Cape of Good Hope
1808 - Louis Napoleon signs 1st Dutch aviation law
1810 - Overnight temp at Portsmouth NH drops 50°F (10°C)
1812 - Peninsular War: After a ten day siege, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, orders British
           soldiers of the Light and third divisions to storm Ciudad Rodrigo.
1825 - Ezra Daggett & nephew Thomas Kensett patent food storage in tin cans
1829 - Johann von Goethe's "Faust, Part 1," premieres
1833 - Charles Darwin reaches Straits Ponsonby, Fireland
1839 - Aden conquered by British East India Company
1840 - Antarctica discovered, Charles Wilkes expedition (US claim)
1853 - Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore," premieres in Rome
1861 - Georgia becomes 5th state to secede
1861 - MS troops take Ft Massachusetts an Ship Island
1862 - Battle of Mill Springs, KY (Fishing Creek, Logan's Crossroads)
1863 - General Mieroslawski appointed dictator of Poland
1865 - NV Suriname Bank established
1865 - Union occupies Fort Anderson, NC
1871 - 1st Negro lodge of US Masons approved, New Jersey
1883 - The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins
            service at Roselle, New Jersey.
1884 - Jules Massenet's opera "Manon," premieres in Paris
1885 - Battle at Abu Klea Sudan: 800-1000 killed
1886 - Aurora Ski Club, 1st in US, founded in Minnesota
1893 - Henrik Ibsen's play The Master Builder premieres in Berlin.
1898 - Brown defeats Harvard 6-0 in 1st intercollegiate hockey game
1899 - Anglo-Egyptian Sudan forms
1903 - 1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US & England
1903 - New bicycle race "Tour de France" announced
1906 - Gerhart Hauptmann's "Und Pippa Tanzt!," premieres in Berlin
1909 - Eugene Walter's "Easiest Way," premieres in NYC
1910 - Germany & Bolivia ends commerce/friendship treaty
1910 - National Institute of Arts & Letters incorporated by Congress
1913 - Raymond Poincaré installed as president of France
1915 - 1st German Zeppelin attack over Great Britain, 4 die
1915 - Neon Tube sign patented by George Claude
1917 - Silvertown Essex's ammunition factory explodes; 300 die
1918 - Soviets disallows a Constitution Assembly
1918 - Finnish Civil War: The first serious battles between the Red Guards and the White Guard.
1919 - "Tidal wave" of molasses 15 m high x 25 m wide kills dozens, Boston
1920 - Alexandre Millerand forms French government
1920 - US Senate votes against membership in League of Nations
1921 - Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador sign Pact of Union
1922 - Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years
1923 - WMC-AM in Memphis TN begins radio transmissions
1925 - -48°F (-44°C), Van Buren, Maine (state record)
1927 - British government decides to send troops to China
1929 - Acadia National Park, Maine established
1929 - Clas Thunberg skates world record 500m in 42.8 sec
1932 - Charlie Conacher becomes 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, 1st coming at 7
           seconds of game
1934 - Kenesaw Mountain Landis denies Joe Jackson's appeal for reinstatement
1935 - KLM begins flight path between Curacao & Aruba
1935 - Coopers Inc. sells the world's first briefs.
1937 - Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1937 - Millionaire Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record (7h28m25s)
1938 - General Motors begins mass production of diesel engines
1939 - Ernest Hausen of Wisconsin sets chicken-plucking record-4.4 sec
1941 - British offensive in Eritrea
1941 - British troops occupies Kassalaf Sudan
1942 - Japanese forces invade Burma
1942 - Titus Brandsma arrested by German occupiers
1943 - Uprising in Warsaw ghetto
1943 - Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily
1947 - SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392
1949 - Cuba recognises Israel.
1950 - Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Canada CF-100 military plane
1952 - NFL takes control of NY Yanks
1952 - PGA approves allowing black participants
1953 - Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary
1955 - "Millionaire" TV program premieres on CBS
1955 - "Scrabble" debuts on board game market
1955 - 1st presidential news conference filmed for TV (Eisenhower)
1956 - Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing
           early baseball at Elysian Field
1957 - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1958 - Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League
1960 - Eisenhower & Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact
1961 - 1st episode for "Dick Van Dyke Show" is filmed
1964 - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 27-24
1964 - KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 - Indira Gandhi elected India's 3rd prime minister
1966 - Neil Simons, Coleman & Fields' musical "Sweet Charity," premieres
1966 - Tippetts cantate "Vision of St Augustine," premieres in London
1967 - Herr Karl Tausch writes shortest will "Vse Zene" (All to wife)
1968 - WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
1969 - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-25
1969 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
1969 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 10-7
1970 - Dutch bishops says he is in favor of married priest
1970 - Nixon nominates G Harold Carswell to Supreme Court (fails)
1970 - UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist
1971 - "No, No Nanette" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 861 performances
1971 - 24th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 2-1 at Boston
1971 - Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is played at Charles Manson trial
1971 - NHL Writers' Association renamed Professional Hockey Writers' Association
1972 - Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn elected to Hall of Fame
1974 - Belgium government of Leburton falls
1974 - Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA-record 88-game basketball win streak
1975 - 4 mail truck assault on El Al B-747 in Paris, escape to Iraq
1975 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Colgate Golf Triple Crown
1975 - Triple J begins broadcasting in Sydney, Australia.
1977 - Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame
1977 - Pres Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose)
1977 - World's largest crowd-12.7 million-for Indian religious festival
1977 - Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that snowfall has
           occurred. It also fell in the Bahamas.
1978 - Eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame
1978 - Judge William H Webster appointed head of FBI
1978 - The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden. Beetle production
           in Latin America would continue until 2003.
1979 - John N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison
1981 - Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide
1981 - US & Iran sign agreement to release 52 American hostages
1982 - Aust-WI one-day game that produced a Privy Council libel case
1982 - Heater explodes at Star Elementary School-Oklahoma, kills 6 kids & teacher
1983 - Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia
1984 - Francesco Moser bicycles world record time: 50,808 km
1984 - California Supreme Court rejects quadriplegic Elizabeth Bouvia, who wants to starve herself to
          death in a public hospital
1985 - "Born In The USA" by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9
1985 - 4 die in a car & train crash in Buda Ill
1986 - Cerebral Palsy telethon
1986 - Israeli premier Simon Peres visits Netherlands
1986 - Spain recognizes Israel
1987 - Guy Hunt becomes Alabama's 1st Republican governor since 1874
1988 - "48 Hours" premiers on CBS-TV
1989 - Pres Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon
1990 - Test debut of Mushtaq Ahmed, v Australia at Adelaide
1991 - 42nd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 11-5 at Chicago
1991 - 48th Golden Globes: Dances with Wolves
1991 - Eastern Airlines shuts down operation
1991 - Jumbo Tsuruta beats Stan Hansen to win All Japan Triple Crown title
1991 - Sgt Slaughter defeats Ultimate Warrior for WWF championship belt
1992 - "City of Angels" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 878 performances
1992 - Cerebral Palsy telethon raises 23,500,000
1992 - IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992
1992 - Nature Boy Ric Flair becomes WWF champ at Royal Rumble
1992 - Rowdy Roddy Piper beats Mountie to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
1993 - Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal
1993 - Oakland A's unveil new elephant logo
1993 - Robert M Gates, ends term as 15th director of CIA
1993 - STS-54 (Endeavour) lands
1994 - -20°F (-29°C) (5:32 AM) coldest day ever recorded in Cleveland Ohio
1994 - -36°F (-38°C) in New Whiteland, Indiana (state record)
1995 - Jean-Claude Juncker (28) sworn in as premier of Luxembourg
1996 - NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix
1997 - 54th Golden Globes: English Patient, Brenda Blethyn & Geoffrey Rush
1997 - Cerebral Palsy telethon
1997 - Michelle McGann wins LPGA Healthsouth Inaugural
1997 - Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the
           handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.
2006 - A Slovak Air Force Antonov An-24 crashes in Hungary.
2006 - The New Horizons probe is launched by NASA on the first mission to Pluto.
2006 - Terrorist blows himself up in Tel Aviv, killing only himself but injuring 20 people, one of them
            seriously.
2007 - Armenian Journalist Hrant Dink assassinated in front of his newspaper's office by 17 year old
          Turkish ultranationalist Ogün Samast.
2012 - FBI shuts down Megaupload.com for alleged copyright infringement, hacker group
           Anonymous responds by attacking government and entertainment industry websites

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #128 on: January 19, 2013, 08:37:24 AM »
This Day in History for 19th January


Famous Weddings


2012 - Indian bollywood actress Deepshikha Nagpal (34) weds Indian actor Kaishav Arora in Mumbai

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #129 on: January 19, 2013, 08:44:39 AM »
This Day in History for 19th January


Famous Birthdays


                                               
Confederate General                               Author Edgar Allan Poe (1809)          Country singer Dolly Parton (1946)
Robert E Lee (1807)


399 - Pulcheria, Byzantine empress (d. 453)
570 - Mohammed, Islamic prophet (Koran)
1200 - Dogen Kigen, Japan, Zen teacher, 1st patriarch of the Japanese Soto
1544 - Francis II de Valois-Angouleme, king of France (1559-60)
1613 - Jacques Huyn, composer
1639 - Noel Alexandre, French theologian/historian
1676 - John Weldon, composer
1679 - Girolamo Chiti, composer
1686 - Hakuin Ekakuborn, Japan, Zen Buddhist
1736 - James Watt, Scotland, inventor (steam engine)
1736 - Laurens P van de Spiegel, Dutch regent/secretary of State 1787-95
1737 - Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Fr writer (Paul et Virgin)
1739 - Joseph Bonomi the Elder, Italian architect (d. 1808)
1749 - Isaiah Thomas, US, printer/editor/publisher/historian
1752 - James Morris III, American army officer (d. 1820)
1757 - Augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf, German Princess (d. 1831)
1760 - Melchor Lopez Jimenez, composer
1790 - Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish historian/poet (Blommorna)
1798 - Auguste Comte, philosopher/founder (sociology & positivism)
1802 - [Jean] Silvain van de Weyer, 1st Belgium min of Foreign affairs (1831)
1806 - Vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer
1807 - Robert E Lee, Stratford Virginia, American Confederate General in Chief, (d. 1870)
1808 - Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (d. 1887)
1809 - Edgar Allan Poe, Boston, author (Pit & the Pendulum)
1813 - Henry Bessemer, engineer/inventor (Bessemer engine)
1816 - Henry Gray, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1892
1820 - John Haskell King, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1888
1827 - Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentina, conductor (Rafagas,)
1830 - George Blake Cosby, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1909
1832 - Ferdinand Laub, composer
1832 - Salvador Giner y Vidal, composer
1837 - William Williams Keen, surgeon (brain)
1839 - Bohumil Pazdirek, composer
1839 - Paul Cézanne, French painter (d. 1906)
1848 - John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman (d. 1904)
1851 - David Starr Jordan, NY, biologist/university pres (Leland Stanford)
1851 - Johannes C Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer
1858 - Eugene Brieux, French playwright (Blanchette, Lesson Avaries)
1859 - Alice Eastwood, Toronto, botanist (Handbook of Trees of California)
1863 - Werner Sombart, German fascist (Juden und das Wirtschaftsleben)
1866 - Harry Davenport, NYC, actor/director (Her Unborn Child, My Sin)
1868 - Gustav Meyrink, writer
1869 - Alfred R Zimmerman, mayor (Rotterdam 1906-22)/Dir (League of Nations)
1873 - Hans E Blaich, writer
1877 - Charles Coburn, Savannah Ga, actor (Devil & Miss Jones)
1878 - Herbert Chapman, English football player and manager (d. 1934)
1879 - Marie Koenen, author/wife of Felix Rutten (Wassend Cereal)
1879 - Boris Savinkov, Russian writer (d. 1925)
1883 - Hermann Abendroth, German conductor
1884 - Albert Louis Wolff, composer
1887 - Alexander Woollcott, NJ, short story writer (Man Who Came to Dinner)
1892 - Olafur Thors, Icelandic PM (6 times, 1942-63)
1897 - Natacha Rambova, Salt Lake City UT, costume designer
1897 - René Victor, Flemish lawyer/knight (Rechtskundig Weekblad)
1899 - [John] Herbert Whitton Sumsion, organist/composer
1902 - Heinrich Schmist-Barrien, German author (Moorkeerl)
1903 - Alfred Lane Beit, connoisseur
1904 - James Winston Watts, developer (Frontal Lobotomy)
1905 - Anne Schumacher Hummert, radio pioneer
1905 - Oveta Culp Hobby, government official/newspaper publisher/CEO (Houston Post)
1906 - Ish Kabbible, [Merwyn Bogue], Penns, comedian (Kay Kyser's Kollege)
1906 - Lanny Ross, Seattle, radio singer (Show Boat, The Swift Show)
1907 - Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
1908 - Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh, Russian mathematician (d. 1971)
1909 - Hans Hotter, German bass-baritone (d. 2003)
1910 - Willi Schmidt, Germany, director
1912 - Francis David Charteris, earl of Wemyss & March/Scottish landowner
1912 - Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans, Dutch soc dem chairman (1965-69)
1912 - Leonid V Kantorovich, St Petersburg Russia, economist (Nobel)
1913 - Phyllis Flowerdew, school Reading text author
1913 - Rex Ingamells, Australian poet (d. 1955)
1913 - "Minnesota Fats", American billiards player (d. 1996)
1914 - Lester Flatt, country musician (Flatt and Scruggs)
1914 - Bob Gerard, British racing driver (d. 1990)
1915 - Alvy West, Bkln NY, orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show)
1917 - John Raitt, Bonnie Raitt's father/singer/actor (Pajama Game)
1917 - Rudolf Maros, composer
1918 - John H Johnson, US, publisher (Negro Digest, Ebony, Jet)
1919 - Anthony Dexter, [Walter Fleischmann], NB Canada, actor (Valentino)
1919 - Dharam Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964)
1920 - Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian United Nations Secretary General
1921 - Patricia Highsmith, [Plangman], US/Swiss writer (Strangers on a Train)
1921 - "Billy Batts" Devino, American gangster (d. 1970)
1922 - Arthur Morris, cricketer (great Australian lefty opening batsman)
1922 - Guy Madison, [Robert Moseley], California, actor (Wild Bill Hickok)
1922 - Ken Hughes, Liverpool England, director (Casino Royale)
1923 - Jean Stapleton, NYC, actress (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family)
1923 - Markus Wolf, German spy (d. 2006)
1924 - 7th earl of Carnarvon, English large landowner
1924 - Jean Francois Revel, French journalist/author (Ni Marx ni Jesus)
1924 - Nicholas Colasanto, Providence RI, actor (Coach Ernie-Cheers)
1925 - Nina [Mary] Bawden, English author (Afternoon of a Good Woman), (d. 2012)
1926 - Fritz Weaver, Pitts Pa, actor (Josef-Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin)
1926 - Libera Carlier, Flemish author (Action Station Go!)
1928 - Dainin Katagiri, Osaka Japan, Zen teacher, associate of Shunryu Suzuki
1928 - Edward Gerard Schurmann, composer
1929 - Ulu Grosbard, Belgium, actor (Straight Time, Georgia, Falling in Love)
1930 - John Waite, cricket wicket-keeper (great South African)
1930 - Tippi Hedren, American actress
1931 - Robert MacNeil, Montreal, news anchor (NBC Weekend News, 1965-67)
1931 - Ron Packard, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
1932 - Joe Schmidt, NFL Hall of Fame linebacker (Detroit Lions)
1932 - Richard Lester, movie director (Hard Day's Night, Help!, Petulia)
1933 - Marc F A Andries, Flemish actor (Central Station)
1935 - Tippi Hedren, Minnesota, actress (The Birds, Marnie, Bold & Beautiful)
1936 - Elliott Schwartz, composer
1938 - Denny Smith, (Rep-R-OR, 1981- )
1938 - Eskil Hemberg, composer
1938 - Phil Everly, Brownie Ky, singer (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie)
1940 - Barend J du Plessis, South African minister of Finance (1984- )
1940 - Mary Mills, LPGA golfer
1940 - Paolo Borsellino, Italian magistrate (d. 1992)
1940 - Mike Reid, English comedian (d. 2007)
1941 - Tony Anholt, British actor (d. 2002)
1941 - Colin Gunton, British theologian (d. 2003)
1941 - Pat Patterson, Canadian wrestler
1942 - Michael Crawford, England, Broadway star (Phantom of the Opera)
1942 - Shelly Fabares, Santa Monica California, actress (Donna Reed Show, Coach)
1943 - Janis Joplin, Port Arthur Tx, bluesy rock singer (Down on Me)
1943 - Joe Butler, rocker
1943 - Margriet Francisca, Dutch Princess
1943 - Petchara Chaowarat, Thai film actress
1944 - Dan Reeves, NFL Coach (NY Giants, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons)
1944 - Pehr Henrik Nordgren, composer
1944 - Richard [Erskine Frere] Leakey, Nairobi Kenya, anthropologist
1944 - Shelley Fabares, American actress
1944 - Laurie London, English singer
1944 - Peter Lynch, American investor
1945 - Charles Amirkhanian, composer
1945 - Rod Evans, rocker (Deep Purple-Come Taste the Band)
1945 - Vadim Abdrashitov, director (Fox Hunt, Parade of Planets)
1946 - Alexandr Vladimirovich Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut
1946 - Dolly Parton, Sevierville Tn, country singer (Dolly, 9 to 5)
1946 - Julian Barnes, England, writer (Before She Met Me)
1947 - Alessandro Haber, actor (China is Near)
1947 - Ann Compton, news reporter (ABC TV)
1947 - Paula Deen, American chef and restaurateur
1948 - Harvey Hinsley, rocker
1949 - Robert Palmer, Batley England, singer (Power Station)
1950 - Sébastien Dhavernas, Quebec actor
1950 - Grant Nordman, Canadian politician
1951 - Linda Hayden, Middlesex England, actress (Blood on Satan's Claw)
1952 - Dewey Bunell, Yorkshire England, rock guitarist (America-Daisy Jane)
1953 - Desi Arnaz Jr, LA California, actor (Craig-Here's Lucy, Fakeout, Joyride)
1953 - Linda Hayden, English actress
1953 - Richard Legendre, Canadian politician
1954 - Katey Sagal, Los Angeles, California, singer/actress (Peggy Bundy-Married With Children)
1954 - Steve DeBerg, NFL quarterback (Broncos, Chiefs, Bucs, 49ers)
1954 - Cindy Sherman, American artist
1954 - Katharina Thalbach, German actress and film director
1955 - Simon Rattle, England, orchestra conductor (Birmingham Symph Orch)
1955 - Paul Rodriguez, Mexican-born actor and comedian
1956 - Carman Licciardello, American Christian singer
1957 - Mickael Virtue, rock keyboardist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
1957 - Ottis "O J" Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants)
1957 - Kenneth McClintock, Puerto Rican politician
1958 - Thomas Kinkade, Sacramento, California, artist, (d. 2012)
1960 - Alfrederick Joyner, E St Louis Ill, triple jumper (Olympic-gold-1984)
1961 - Paul McCrane, actor (Hotel New Hampshire, We're Fighting Back)
1961 - William Ragsdale, AK, actor (Fright Night, Mannequin 2, Smooth Talk)
1962 - Chris Sabo, Detroit Michigan, third baseman (Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles)
1962 - Hans Daams, Dutch cyclist
1963 - Adele Peterson, LPGA golfer
1963 - Caron Wheeler, English singer (Soul II Soul-Keep on Movin')
1963 - Michael Adams, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
1963 - Martin Bashir, Pakistani-born reporter
1964 - Janine Antoni, Bahamian artist
1964 - Ricardo Arjona, Guatemalan singer
1965 - Ricky Reynolds, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
1966 - Anthony Young, US baseball pitcher (NY Met, Chicago Cubs)
1966 - Ronnie Williams, NFL tight end (Miami Dolphins)
1966 - Stefan Edberg, Sweden, tennis player (Wimbledon 1988, US Open 1991)
1966 - Sylvain Cote, Duberger, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
1966 - Lena Philipsson, Swedish singer
1967 - Christine Tucci, actress (Amanda Cory-Another World)
1967 - Javier Cámara, Spanish actor
1968 - Marty Conlon, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
1968 - Whitfield Crane, rocker (Ugly Kid Joe-Mad Man, Too Bad)
1969 - Andrew Murray Stone, Auckland NZ, Open 470 yachter (Olympics-96)
1969 - Junior Seau, NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers), (d. 2012)
1969 - Luc Longley, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
1969 - Orlando Palmeiro, Hoboken NJ, outfielder (California Angels)
1969 - Predrag Mijatović, Yugoslavian footballer
1969 - Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-born American author
1969 - Steve Staunton, Irish footballer
1970 - Ghetty Chasun, Erie Penn, actress (Red Lips)
1970 - Rick Krivda, Mckeesport PA, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)
1970 - T J Mathews, Belleville IL, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1970 - Kathleen Smet, Belgian triathlete
1970 - Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian
1971 - Jeff Juden, Salem MA, baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, SF Giants)
1971 - Maurice Hofman, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
1971 - Reggie Brooks, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
1971 - Shawn Wayans, actor (In Living Color)
1971 - John Wozniak, American singer and songwriter (Marcy Playground)
1972 - Tyrone Wheatley, NFL running back (NY Giants)
1972 - Joana Benedek, Mexican actress
1972 - Ron Killings, American professional wrestler
1972 - Princess Kalina of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family
1973 - Chris Stynes, Queens NY, infielder (KC Royals)
1973 - Antero Manninen, Finnish Cellist
1973 - Drea de Matteo, American actress
1973 - Aaron Yonda, YouTube celebrity
1974 - Amaury Telemaco, Higuey Dom Rep, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
1974 - Gregory Playfair, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (PSV)
1974 - Tarik Oulida, soccer player (Ajax/Seville)
1974 - Walter Jones, tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
1974 - Jaime Moreno, Bolivian footballer
1974 - Frank Caliendo, American comedian
1975 - Natalie Harvey, Australian 3k/5k runner (Olympics-96)
1975 - Noah Georgeson, American Musician and Producer
1976 - Claire Grech, Miss Malta Universe (1997)
1976 - Sky Christopherson, Tucson Ariz, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1976 - Tarso Marques, Brazilian racing driver
1977 - Anne Miller, Midland Mich, tennis star (1995 Darmstadt Germany)
1977 - Taliesin Jaffe, Venice California, actor (Willy-Hail to the Chief)
1977 - Lauren Etame Mayer, Cameroonian footballer
1977 - Nicole, Chilean singer
1977 - Cocco, Ryukyuan singer
1979 - Josu Sarriegi, Spanish/Basque footballer
1979 - Svetlana Khorkina, Russian gymnast
1979 - Wiley, English Rapper (Grime)
1980 - Jenson Button, English Formula One driver
1980 - Kotoko, Japanese Singer
1981 - Asier Del Horno, Spanish footballer
1981 - Lucho González, Argentine footballer
1982 - Jodie Sweetin, actress (Stephanie Tanner-Full House)
1982 - Angela Chang, Taiwanese singer and actress
1982 - Mike Komisarek, American ice hockey player
1983 - Hikaru Utada, American-born Japanese singer and songwriter
1984 - Euan Blair, Eldest son of Tony Blair
1984 - Karun Chandhok, Indian racing driver
1984 - Thomas Vanek, Austrian ice hockey player
1985 - Benny Feilhaber, American soccer player
1985 - Esteban Guerrieri, Argentine racing driver
1985 - Rika Ishikawa, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
1987 - Edgar Manucharyan, Armenian footballer
1991 - Erin Sanders, American child actress
1992 - Logan Lerman, American child actor
1992 - Shawn Johnson, American Gymnastics Champion
1993 - John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg, son of Caroline Kennedy

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #130 on: January 19, 2013, 08:45:36 AM »
This Day in History for 19th January


Famous Deaths


639 - Dagobert I, king of Austrasia/Soissons/Burgundy/Neustrië, dies
1479 - Johan II, king of Aragon/Navarra, dies at 81
1526 - Isabella of Burgundy, wife of Christian II of Denmark (b. 1501)
1547 - Henry Howard, earl of Surrey, army commander/poet, beheaded at 29
1549 - Barthout van Assendelft, 1st land advocate of Holland, dies
1576 - Hans Sachs, composer, dies at 81
1591 - Edmond Auger, French jesuit (under Henri III), dies at about 60
1625 - Erhard Buttner, composer, dies at 32
1629 - Abbas I, Shah of Persia (1588-1629), dies at 57
1647 - Johan van Beverwijck, physician (Treas of Ongesontheyt), dies at 52
1661 - Thomas Venner, Fifth Monarchist (executed) (b. 1799)
1669 - Leo Allatios, Greek/Italian theologist/literary, dies at about 82
1692 - John Commelin, director of Hortus Botanist (Amsterdam), dies at 62
1729 - William Congreve, English dramatist (Love for Love), dies at 58
1747 - Johann Bode, "discoverer" of Bode's Law, dies
1757 - Thomas Ruddiman, Scottish classical scholar (b. 1674)
1785 - Jonathan Toup, English classical scholar and critic (b. 1713)
1795 - Maria Teresa Agnesi, composer, dies at 74
1805 - Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, composer, dies at 43
1830 - Wenzel Thomas Matiegka, composer, dies at 56
1833 - Louis Joseph Ferdinand Herold, French composer (b. 1791)
1839 - Georg Abraham Schneider, composer, dies at 38
1851 - Esteban Echeverría, Argentine writer (b. 1805)
1865 - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French philosopher and anarchist (b. 1809)
1874 - H v Fallersleben, writer, dies at 75
1878 - Henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist, dies at 67
1885 - Fred Burnaby, English colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle
1893 - Julius Eichberg, composer, dies at 68
1894 - Francois Haverschmidt, Dutch writer, dies at 58
1905 - Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher (b. 1817)
1913 - David Emlyn Evans, composer, dies at 69
1927 - Charlotte MAAVCL, princess of Belg/emp of Mexico (1864-67), dies at 86
1927 - Empress Carlotta of Mexico (b. 1840)
1929 - Liang Qichao, Chinese scholar (b. 1873)
1934 - Armand Parent, composer, dies at 70
1939 - Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (b. 1898)
1944 - Harold Fraser-Simson, composer, dies at 71
1945 - Ernest B Allo, French theologist, dies at 71
1948 - Tony Garnier, French architect (b. 1869)
1951 - Constantin Nottara, composer, dies at 60
1954 - Theodor Kaluza, German scientist (b. 1885)
1957 - József Dudás, Romanian/Hungarian resistance fighter (b. 1912)
1962 - Snub Pollard, actor (Limelight, Arizona Days), dies of cancer at 72
1964 - Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (b. 1886)
1965 - Frank Reicher, actor (King Kong, Nazi Agent, Son of Kong), dies at 89
1967 - Grace Cunard, actress (Untamed, Ressurection), dies at 73
1968 - Ray Harroun, American race car driver (b. 1879)
1969 - Charles Winninger, actor (Cafe Metropole, Coney Island), dies at 84
1970 - Hal March, actor (Atomic Kit, Outrage, Yankee Pasha), dies at 49
1971 - Harry Shields, American musician (b. 1899)
1972 - Michael Rabin, American violinist (b. 1936)
1973 - Max Adrian, actor (Boy Friend, Her Favorite Husband), dies at 69
1975 - Thomas Hart Benton, American painter dies at 85 (b. 1889)
1976 - Kevin Coughlin, actor (T R Ryan-Mama), killed in hit-&-run at 30
1976 - Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (b. 1886)
1977 - Geraldine Brooks, actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings), dies at 51
1979 - Paul Meurisse, actor (Diabolique, Truth, Suspects, Monocle), dies
1980 - Richard Franko Goldman, composer, dies at 69
1980 - William O Douglas, member US Supreme court (1939-75), dies at 81
1982 - Leopold Trepper, Polish/Israeli spy (WW II), dies at 77
1982 - Marc Demeyer, Belgian bicyclist (Paris-Roubaix '76), dies [or 1/20]
1982 - Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (b. 1945)
1984 - Max Bentley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1920)
1987 - Gerald Brenan, English writer, dies at 92
1988 - Ballard Berkeley, actor (East meets West), dies at 83
1989 - Norma Varden, actress (Loose in London), dies
1990 - Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, indian guru, dies at 58
1990 - Herbert Wehner, German ex-communist/chairman (1958-73), dies at 83
1990 - Semprini, English musician (b. 1908)
1991 - Don Beddoe, actor (Bullwhip, Loophole, Texas), dies at 87
1991 - Glenn Langan, actor (Big Chase, Jungle Heat, Rapture), dies at 73
1991 - John Russell, actor/writer (Apache Uprising, Yellow Sky), dies at 70
1991 - Marcel Chaput, Quebec politician (b. 1918)
1993 - Chris Street, basketball player, dies at 20
1993 - Kees Scherer, Dutch photographer (World Press Photo), dies at 72
1993 - Reginald Lewis, CEO (Beatrice), dies of brain cancer at 50
1993 - William LeMassena, actor (All that Jazz), dies of lung cancer at 76
1995 - Eugene Fuller, polymath/linguist, dies at 80
1995 - Gene MacLellan, Canadian composer and singer (b. 1938)
1996 - Bernard Baily, comic artist, dies at 79
1996 - Donald Simpson, film producer, dies at 52
1996 - Harold Wolpe, sociologist lawyer/South African activist, dies at 70
1997 - Adriana Caseloti, voice (Snow White), dies at 70
1997 - George Armin Goyder, businessman/social philosopher, dies at 88
1997 - James Dickey, poet/novelist, dies at 84
1998 - Carl Perkins, singer/songwriter, dies at 65
1999 - Ivan Francescato, Italian rugby union footballer (b. 1967)
2000 - Bettino Craxi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1934)
2000 - Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-born actress (b. 1913)
2001 - Dario Vittori, Argentinean actor (b. 1921)
2003 - Françoise Giroud, French writer and journalist (b. 1916)
2004 - Harry E. Claiborne, American judge (suicide) (b. 1917)
2004 - David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1955)
2005 - Anita Kulcsár, Hungarian handball player (b. 1976)
2005 - Bill Andersen, New Zealand communist and trade union leader (b. 1924)
2005 - K. Sello Duiker, South African novelist (b. 1974)
2006 - Anthony Franciosa, American actor (b. 1928)
2006 - Aoun Al-Sharif Qasim, Sudanese writer and Islamic scholar (b. 1933)
2006 - Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricket player (b. 1921)
2006 - Wilson Pickett, American singer (b. 1941)
2007 - Scott "Bam Bam" Bigelow, American professional wrestler (b. 1961)
2007 - Hrant Dink, Turkish-Armenian newspaper editor (b. 1954)
2007 - Denny Doherty, Canadian singer (The Mamas and the Papas) (b. 1940)
2007 - Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer and composer (b. 1969)
2008 - Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (b. 1937)
2008 - John Stewart, American musician (The Kingston Trio) (b. 1939)
2008 - Don Wittman, Canadian sportscaster for CBC (b. 1936)
2010 - Bill McLaren Scottish rugby commentator (b. 1923)
2010 - Jennifer Lyon American reality television personality (Survivor) (b. 1972)
2011 - Ernest McCulloch, stem cell research pioneer (b. 1926)

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #131 on: January 20, 2013, 07:29:48 AM »
This Day in History for 20th January


Historical Events


                                               
King of Great Britain Edward VIII                First Director of the FBI                         Singer Buddy Holly
                                                                          J Edgar Hoover

                                               
Spanish Dictator Francisco Franco           Artist & Musician Yoko Ono            US President & Actor Ronald Reagan

                                               
US President George H. W. Bush            42nd US President Bill Clinton              44th US President Barack Obama


250 - St Fabian ends his reign as Catholic Pope (236-50)
820 - Book of mother, published
1045 - Giovanni di Sabina elected Pope Sylvester III
1156 - According to legend, freeholder Lalli slays English crusader Bishop Henry with an axe on the ice of lake Köyliönjärvi in Finland.
1265 - 1st English Parliament called into session by Earl of Leicester
1320 - Duke Wladyslaw Lokietek becomes king of Poland
1356 - Edward Balliol abdicates as King of Scots.
1502 - The present-day location of Rio de Janeiro is first explored.
1503 - Casa Contratacion (Board of Trade) found (Spain) to deal with American affairs
1513 - Christian II succeeds Johan I as Danish/Norwegian king
1523 - Christian II is forced to abdicate as King of Denmark and Norway.
1576 - The Mexican city of León is founded by order of the viceroy Don Martín Enríquez de Almansa.
1613 - Peace of Knarodends War of Kalmar between Denmark & Sweden
1648 - Cornerstone of Amsterdam townhall laid
1667 - Treaty of Andrussovo-ends 13 year war between Poland & Russia
1778 - 1st American military court martial trial begins, Cambridge, Mass
1781 - 1st edition of Pieter It Hoens "Post of Neder-Rhijn" published
1783 - Hostilities cease in Revolutionary War
1785 - Samuel Ellis advertises to sell Oyster Island (Ellis Is), no takers
1788 - Pioneer African Baptist church organizes in Savannah, Ga
1801 - John Marshall appointed US chief justice
1807 - Napoleon convenes great Sanhedrin, Paris
1809 - 1st US geology book published by William Maclure
1839 - In the Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats a Peruvian and Bolivian alliance.
1840 - Dumont D'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica
1840 - Dutch King Willem II crowned
1841 - China cedes Hong Kong to British
1850 - Investigator, 1st ship to effect northwest passage, leaves England
1860 - Dutch troops conquer Watampone in Celebes
1866 - Prim's Insurrection in Spain ends
1868 - Florida constitutional convention meets in Tallahassee
1869 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton becomes 1st woman to testify before Congress
1870 - "City of Boston" vanishes at sea with all 177 aboard
1870 - Hiram R Revels elected to fill unexpired term of Jefferson Davis
1872 - California Stock Exchange Board organized
1879 - British troops under Lord Chelmsford set camp at Isandlwana
1883 - Billy Barnes takes a hat-trick, England v Aust MCG
1887 - US Senate approves naval base lease of Pearl Harbor
1892 - 1st basketball game played (Mass)
1910 - Ottawa Senators sweep Edmonton in 2 for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1910)
1920 - Dutch 2nd Chamber passes school laws
1920 - The American Civil Liberties Union is founded.
1921 - British submarine K5 leaves with man & mouse
1921 - Dagestan ASSR forms in RSFSR
1921 - Mountain Autonomous Republic established in RSFSR
1921 - Turkey declared in remnants of Ottoman Empire
1922 - Arthur Honegger's ballet "Skating Rink" premieres, Paris
1925 - USSR & Japan sign treaty of Peking, Seychelles back to USSR
1926 - 2nd German government of Luther begins
1929 - 1st feature talking motion picture taken outdoors, "In Old Arizona"
1930 - 1st radio broadcast of "Lone Ranger" (WXYZ-Detroit)
1934 - Japan sends Henry Pu Yi as regent to emperor of Manchuria
1936 - Edward VIII succeeds British king George V
1937 - -45°F (-43°C), Boca, California (state record)
1937 - 1st Inauguration day on Jan 20th, (held every 4th years there-after)
1939 - Charles Ives' 1st Sonate "Concord," premieres
1939 - Hitler proclaims to German parliament to exterminate all European Jews
1941 - Bela Bartok's 6th string quartet, premieres in NYC
1942 - Japanese air raid on Rabaul New Britain
1942 - Japanese invade Burma
1942 - Nazi officials hold notorious Wannsee conference in Berlin deciding on "final solution" calling
           for extermination of Europe's Jews
1943 - Lead SD, temp is 52°F, while 1.5 miles away Deadwood SD records -16°F
1943 - Operation-Weiss: Assault of German, Italian, Bulgarian & Croatian
1944 - RAF drops 2300 ton bombs on Berlin
1945 - FDR sworn-in for an unprecedented 4th term as president
1945 - Hungary ends its involvement in the Second World War, agreeing to an armistice with the
           Allies.
1946 - F Gouin follows De Gaulle as temporary leader of French government
1947 - Brigadier General Edwin K Wright, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA
1949 - J Edgar Hoover gives Shirley Temple a tear gas fountain pen
1949 - Pres Harry Truman announces his point 4 program
1950 - "Dance Me a Song" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 35 performances
1950 - Suriname becomes independent part in Realm of Netherlands
1952 - British army occupies Ismailiya, Suez Canal Zone
1952 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1953 - 1st US telecast transmitted to Canada-from Buffalo NY
1953 - 1st live coast-to-coast inauguration address (Eisenhower)
1954 - -70°F (-57°C), Rogers Pass, Montana (US 48 state record)
1954 - Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' "Concertino opus 94," premieres
1954 - The National Negro Network is established with 40 charter member radio stations.
1955 - 1st atomic sub, USS Nautilus, launched at Groton Conn
1956 - Buddy Holly records "Blue Days Black Night" in Nashville
1957 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1957 - Gomulka wins Poland's parliamentary election
1957 - Morton Gould's "Declaration," premieres in Washington, DC
1958 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1958 - KUED TV channel 7 in Salt Lake City, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1959 - Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' Moscow-Tsjerjomoesjki, premieres in Moscow
1960 - Patrice Lumumba sentenced to 6 months in Belgian Congo
1961 - Arthur M Ramsay becomes archbishop of Canterbury
1961 - Francis Poulenc's "Gloria," premieres in Boston
1961 - Robert Frost recites "Gift Outright" at JFK's inauguration
1961 - Yugoslav ex-vice-president Milovan Djilas flees
1962 - "Kean" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 92 performances
1964 - "Meet The Beatles" album released in US
1965 - Beatles appear on Shindig (ABC-TV)
1965 - Byrds record "Mr Tambourine Man"
1965 - JPL proposes modified Apollo flight to fly around Mars & return
1965 - Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to discuss legitimizing
           Jewish communities in Spain
1968 - Houston ends UCLA's 47-game basketball winning streak, 71-69
1968 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
1968 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood
1968 - The Houston Cougars defeat the UCLA Bruins 71-69 to win the Game of the Century.
1969 - Richard M Nixon inaugurated as president
1969 - U of Az reports 1st optical id of pulsar (in Crab Nebula)
1970 - 20th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 142-135 at Philadelphia
1970 - 23rd NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 4-1 at St Louis
1970 - Super Fight, computer mock championship between Ali & Marciano
1971 - Ard Schenk skates world record 1000m (1:18.8)
1971 - John Lennon meets Yoko Ono's parents in Japan
1974 - 4th NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 15-13
1974 - 7th ABA All-Star Game: East 128 beats West 112 at Virginia
1974 - A college basketball game ends 210-67
1974 - Essex Comm College beats Englewood Cliffs 210-67 in basketball
1975 - 5th NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 17-10
1975 - Terrence McNally's "Ritz," premieres in NYC
1976 - 29th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-5 at Phila
1977 - George Bush, ends term as 11th director of CIA
1977 - Mr Knoche, serves as acting director of CIA
1978 - Columbia Pictures pays $9.5 million for movie rights to "Annie"
1980 - President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow
1980 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
1980 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
1980 - Superbowl MVP: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, QB
1980 - Superbowl XIV: Pittsburgh Steelers beat LA Rams, 31-19 in Pasadena
1981 - 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days freed
1981 - Adm Stansfield Turner, USN (Ret), ends term as 12th director of CIA
1981 - Frank C Carlucci, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1981 - Islander Glenn Resch's 25th & last shut-out opponent-Flames 5-0
1981 - Ronald Reagan inaugurated as president
1982 - 7 miners killed in an explosion in Craynor Ky
1982 - Honduras constitution goes into effect
1982 - Piet Dankert elected chairman of European Parliament
1984 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners
1985 - Cold front strikes US, at least 40 die (-27°F (-33°C) in Chicago)
1985 - Superbowl XIX: SF 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16 in Stanford Superbowl MVP: Joe
            Montana, San Francisco, QB
1986 - 1st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr
1986 - Chunnel announced (railroad tunnel under Canal)
1986 - Milt coup in Lesotho under gen-mjr Lekhanya & premier Leabua Jonathan
1987 - Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite taken hostage in Beirut, Lebanon
1987 - Rhino Records 1st #1-Billy Vera & Beaters' "At This Moment"
1988 - Andre Hoffman skates world record 1500m (1:52.06)
1988 - Arizona committee opens hearing on impeachment of Gov Evan Mecham
1989 - Bush inaugurated as 41st president & Quayle becomes 44th vice pres
1989 - Wayne Holdsworth takes a wicket 1st ball in 1st-class cricket
1989 - Reagan becomes 1st pres elected in a "0" year, since 1840, to leave office alive
1990 - 47th Golden Globes: Born on 4th of July, Driving Miss Daisy win
1990 - US 64th manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) returns from space
1990 - Black January - crackdown of Azerbaijani pro-independence demonstrations by Soviet army in
           Baku.
1991 - "Black & Blue" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 829 performances
1991 - "Les Miserables," opens at Pantages Theatre, LA
1991 - "Peter Pan" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC or 45 performances
1991 - "Shogun - The Musical" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 72 perfs
1991 - 13th UCP Telethon
1991 - Buffalo Bills beat LA Raiders 51-3 for AFC title
1991 - Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic
1991 - US Patriot missiles begins shooting down Iraqi missiles
1991 - Matt Barr's field goal with no time left gives NY Giant 15-13 Victory over defending champs SF
           49ers, for NFC title
1991 - Sudan's government imposes Islamic law nationwide, worsening the civil war between the
           country's Muslim north and Christian south.
1992 - Australia beat India 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
1992 - Score begins selling international soccer cards
1993 - Adm Studeman, serves as acting director of CIA
1993 - Bill Clinton inaugurated as 42nd president
1995 - "Love! Valor! Compassion!" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 276 perfs
1995 - 1994-95 NHL Season begin after a lengthy strike
1995 - Russian ruble drops to 3,947 per dollar (record)
1996 - 46th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at Fleet Center Boston
1996 - Australia defeat Sri Lanka 2-0 to win World Series Cup
1996 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan
1996 - WPAT FM NYC radio station switches to English-Spanish format
1997 - Comet Hale-Bopp crosses Mars' orbit
1997 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in New Orleans LA on KKND 106.7 FM
1997 - Pakistan defeat West Indies 2-0 to win Aust one-day Series
1998 - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts Mama & Papas & Eagles
1998 - Warner Brothers TV Network begins Tueday night programming
1999 - The China News Service announces new government restrictions on Internet use aimed
           especially at Internet cafés.
2001 - Philippine president Joseph Estrada is ousted in the EDSA II Revolution and is succeeded by
          Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
2009 - Barack Obama, inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becomes
           the United States' first African-American president

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #132 on: January 20, 2013, 07:31:11 AM »
This Day in History for 20th January


Famous Weddings


1382 - King Richard II of England marries Anne of Bohemia and daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor
          at Westminister Abbey. Anne died of plague in 1394.
1800 - Napoleon I's sister Carolina marries King Joachim Murat of Naples
2001 - "Fast Lane" actor Peter Facinelli (27) weds actress and director Jennie Garth (28) at Our Lady
           of Mount Carmel Church in Montecito, California

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #133 on: January 20, 2013, 07:37:54 AM »
This Day in History for 20th January


Famous Birthdays


                                               
Blues Musician Lead Belly (1888)              Actress Patricia Neal (1926)                 Astronaut Edwin Aldrin Jr (1930)


225 - Gordian III, Roman Emperor (d. 244)
1292 - Elisabeth I of Bohemia (d. 1330)
1358 - Eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (d. 1382)
1435 - Ashikaga Yoshimasa, Japanese shogun (d. 1490)
1554 - King Sebastian of Portugal (d. 1578)
1586 - Johann Hermann Schein, German composer (Fontana d'Israel)
1622 - Susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns
1654 - Michiel de Swaen, South Netherland physician/poet
1664 - Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian writer and jurist (d. 1718)
1681 - Francesco Bartolomeo Conti, composer
1703 - Joseph-Hector Fiocco, composer
1716 - Carlos III, king of Naples/Spain (1759-88) Pompei/Jesuits
1716 - King Charles III of Spain (d. 1788)
1716 - Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French writer and numismatist (d. 1795)
1732 - Richard H Lee, US farmer (signed Declaration of Independence)
1743 - Pascal Boyer, composer
1761 - Giovanni Domenico Perotti, composer
1762 - Jerome-Joseph de Momigny, composer
1763 - Theobald Wolfe Tone, Irish patriot
1775 - André-Marie Ampère, French physicist (d. 1836)
1781 - Joseph Hormayr Freiherr zu Hortenburg, Austrian politician (d. 1848)
1782 - Johan B J F S, archduke of Austria
1783 - Justus Johann Friedrich Dotzauer, German cellist and composer (d. 1860)
1798 - Anson Jones, 5th and last President of Texas (d. 1858)
1804 - Eugène Sue, French novelist (d. 1857)
1806 - Nathaniel Willis, writer/editor/founder (American Monthly Mag)
1809 - Sebastian de Iradier, Spanish composer (La Paloma)
1812 - Ralph Pomeroy Buckland, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1892
1812 - Thomas Meik, Scottish engineer (d. 1896)
1813 - Jacon Gartner Lauman, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
1820 - Anne Jemima Clough, England, promoted higher education for women
1831 - Pieter J Joubert, general (South Africa)
1834 - George D. Robinson, 34th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)
1837 - David Josiah Brewer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1910)
1843 - Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)
1844 - Johan Peter Selmer, composer
1847 - W R Pettiford, Founder (Alabama Penny Savings Bank)
1855 - Amedee-Ernest Chausson, composer
1865 - Friedrich A H von Waldeck, brother of queen Emma/last ruler of Waldeck
1866 - Richard Le Gallienne, English writer (Maker of Gainborg)
1867 - Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress (d. 1944)
1870 - Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu, composer
1873 - Charles A Ellwood, US, sociologist/psychologist
1873 - Johannes V Jensen, Denmark, novelist/poet (Energy Storage, Nobel 1944)
1876 - Józef Hofmann, Polish pianist (d. 1967)
1877 - Ruth St Denis, Newark NJ, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses)
1878 - Finlay Currie, Scotland, actor (Quo Vadis, Ivanhoe, Avengers)
1880 - Walter W. Bacon, American politician (d. 1962)
1883 - Betram Home Ramsay, English admiral/Commander Allied Naval Forces
1884 - A[braham P] Merritt, US, sci-fi author (Moon Pool, Creep Shadow!)
1888 - Lead Belly, Louisiana, blues 12 string guitarist (Rock Island Line), (d. 1949)
1889 - Allan Haines Loughead, American aviation executive (d. 1969)
1891 - Mischa Elman, Talnoye Ukraine, US violinist
1892 - Roscoe Ates, Grange Miss, actor (Dep Roscoe-Marshal of Gunsight Pass)
1893 - Kaj Birket-Smith, Danish etnologist/anthropologist (Eskimos)
1893 - Georg Åberg, Swedish athlete (d. 1946)
1894 - Harold L Gray, creator (Little Orphan Annie)
1894 - Walter Hamor Piston, Rockland Maine, composer (Incredible Flutis)
1895 - Eva A Jessye, US singer/actress/songwriter (Hallelujah)
1896 - Elmer R Diktonius, Finnish musicologist/author (Janne Kubik)
1896 - George Burns, [Nathan Birnbaum], NYC, actor/comedian (Oh God)
1896 - Rolfe Sedan, NYC, actor (Mailman-George Burns Show)
1896 - Isabel Withers, American actress (d. 1968)
1897 - Mae Busch, Australian/US actress (Cowboy Socialist)
1898 - Colin Clive, [Greig], St Malo France, actor (Bride of Frankenstein)
1898 - U Razak, Burmese politician (d. 1947)
1899 - Alexander Tcherepnin, composer
1899 - Kenjiro Takayanagi, VP (JVC)
1900 - Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer
1900 - Doris Deane, WI, entertainer
1900 - Colin Clive, British actor (d. 1937)
1903 - Leon Ames, Portland Indiana, actor (Mr Ed, Father of the Bride)
1903 - Sybil Marion Rosenfeld, theatre historian
1904 - Alexandra Danilova, Peterhof Russia, ballerina (Turning Point)
1904 - Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/grandson of Bakunin
1904 - Theodore Brameld, author/educator (Use of Explosive Ideas)
1907 - Roy Welensky, Premier (Rhodesia/Nyasaland 1956-63)
1908 - Ian Peebles, cricketer (Scottish leg-spinner, England 1927-31)
1908 - Paula Wessely, Austrian actress/producer (Masquerade)
1908 - Wilfred Conwell Bain, composer
1910 - Abram Hill, director/playwright/founder (American Negro Theater)
1910 - Ennio Porrino, composer
1910 - Joy Adamson, naturalist/author (Born Free)
1910 - Lauritz Lauritzen, German politician
1910 - Nina Verchinina, dancer choreographer/teacher
1912 - Christopher Casson, Irish actor (Zardoz, Educating Rita)
1912 - Walter Briggs, Jr., American sports executive (d. 1970)
1914 - Wensley Pithey, Cape Town South Africa, actor (Winston Churchill-Ike)
1915 - C W Ceram, [Kurt W Marek], German/US writer (March of Archaeology)
1915 - Joe Hitchcock, darts player (leader of St Dunstan's Four)
1915 - Ghulam Ishaq Khan, President of Pakistan (d. 2006)
1916 - Jopie [Johan A] Pengel, premier of Suriname (1963-69)
1916 - Walter Bartley, biochemist
1919 - Alex Nicol, Ossining NY, actor (Man From Laramie, Air Cadet)
1919 - Royalton Kisch, British(?) conductor
1919 - Stepan Lucky, composer
1920 - DeForest Kelley, Atlanta GA, actor (Dr McCoy-Star Trek)
1920 - Peter Clemoes, anglo-Saxon scholar
1920 - Richard John Copeland Atkinson, archaeologist
1920 - Sam M Gibbons, (Rep-D-FL, 1963- )
1920 - Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (d. 2006)
1921 - Bernt Engelmann, Germany, writer
1921 - Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer (d. 2006)
1922 - Lord James Hanson, English industrialist/House of Lords (Conservative)
1922 - Ray Anthony, Penn, orchestra leader (Ray Anthony Show, Peter Gunn Theme)
1922 - Ray Anthony, American trumpeter, bandleader and actor
1923 - Nora Brockstedt, Norwegian singer
1924 - Yvonne Loriod, Houilles France, pianist
1924 - Slim Whitman, American singer
1925 - E Cardenal, writer
1925 - Edwin Gordon, NYC, VOA correspondant
1925 - Eugen Gomringer, writer
1925 - George Connol, NFL Hall-of-Famer
1926 - David Eugene Tudor, Phila Penn, composer
1926 - Michael Higgins, Brooklyn NY, actor (1918, Wanda, Black Stallion)
1926 - Patricia Neal, Packard Ky, actress (Hud, Subject Was Roses), (d. 2010)
1926 - Robert L Van Citters, cardiology/advisory panelist/UW dean
1926 - Jamiluddin Aali, Pakistani poet, essayist and columnist
1926 - Qurratulain Hyder, Pakistani novelist (d. 2007)
1927 - Geoffrey WT Atkins, British World Champion racket player (1954-72)
1927 - Olivier Strebelle, Belgian sculptor/ceramist
1928 - Martin Landau, Bkln NY, actor (Mission Impossible, Tucker, Space 1999)
1928 - Peter Donat, Kentville Nova Scotia, (Flamingo Road, Different Story)
1928 - William Berger, Austria, actress (Adventure of Hercules)
1929 - Arte Johnson, Chicago Ill, comedian (Laugh-in, Don't Call Me Charlie)
1929 - Bob Denard, French mercenary
1930 - Edwin Aldrin Jr, Montclair NJ, USAF/astro (Gem 12, Ap 11)
1931 - Sawako Ariyoshi, Japanese writer (Compound Pollution, Doctor's Wife)
1931 - Thomas Roy Garrett, museum curator
1931 - Hachidai Nakamura, Japanese songwriter and pianist (d. 1992)
1932 - Lou Fontinato, Canadian ice hockey player
1933 - Ron Townson, St Louis Mo, rock vocalist (5th Dimension-Up Up & Away)
1934 - Tom Baker, British actor (Angels Die Hard, Vault of Horror)
1935 - Joan Weston, Roller Derby Queen (d. 1997)
1936 - Eldred G Maduro, minister (Netherland Antilles)
1937 - Dorothy Provine, Deadwood SD, actress (Good Neighbor Sam, Darn Cat)
1938 - William Berger, Austrian actor (d. 1993)
1939 - Murle Breer, LPGA golfer
1939 - Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe, Indian astronomer
1939 - Paul Coverdell, American politician (d. 2000)
1940 - Carol Heiss Jenkins, NYC, figure skater (Oly-gold/silver-56, 60)
1940 - Jorge Peixinho, composer
1940 - Krishnam Raju, Indian actor and politician
1941 - Pierre Lalonde, Quebec singer and television host
1942 - Slim Whitman, yoddler/country singer (Home on the Range)
1943 - Roeland HG "Roel" van Duyn, Dutch Provo politician
1943 - Farhad Mehrad, Iranian musician
1944 - Eddie Shah, English publisher (Today, Post)
1944 - Isao Okano, Japan, middleweight judo (Olympic-gold-1964)
1944 - Lieven Soete, Dutch publicist (Molotov-Ribbentrop-pact)
1945 - Eric Stewart, rock guitarist (10cc-I'm Not in Love)
1945 - Peter Beckwith, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
1945 - Christopher Martin-Jenkins, cricket commentator and correspondent
1946 - David Lynch, Missoula Montana, actor/director (Dune, Eraserhead)
1947 - George Grantham, rocker (Poco-Crazy Eyes)
1947 - Malcolm McLaren, founded rock group (Sex Pistols-God Save the Queen)
1947 - Ronald Townson, rock singer (5th Dimension-We Can Fly)
1947 - Cyrille Guimard, French cyclist and directeur sportif
1948 - Jerry Ross, Ind, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (STS 61B, 27, 37, 55, 74,sk:88)
1948 - Melvyn Paul Pritchard, England, rocker (Barclay James Harvest)
1948 - Natan Sharansky, Russian-born physicist and politician
1948 - Nancy Kress, American writer
1949 - Kieron Walsh, academic
1950 - Henk Batenburgh, cabaret performer/singer (Waaldrecht)
1950 - Liza Goddard, British actress
1950 - Edward Hirsch. American poet
1950 - Chuck Lefley, Canadian ice hockey player
1950 - Mahamane Ousmane, President of Niger
1951 - Magomed Omarovich Tolboyev, Russian cosmonaut
1951 - Ivan Fischer, Hungarian conductor
1952 - Ian Hill, bass guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin the Law)
1952 - Paul Stanley, [Eisen], rock guitarist (KISS-Beth)
1955 - Joe Doherty, Ireland, IRA activist (jailed in US)
1955 - Wyatt Knight, American actor
1955 - Hiromi Ōta, Japanese singer
1956 - Bill Maher, comedian (Politically Incorrect)
1956 - John McNally, Naha Okinawa, US rapid fire pistol (Oly-84, 88, 92, 96)
1956 - John Phillips Naber, Evanston Ill, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold/silver-76)
1956 - Maria Larsson, Swedish politician
1957 - Leonard C Clements, Cherry Point NC, PGA golfer (1994 Bob Hope-2nd)
1958 - Lorenzo Lamas, LA California, actor (Lance-Falcon Crest, California Fever)
1959 - Lea Antonoplis, West Covina Cat, tennis star
1963 - Scott Fisher, San Jose California, Australian basketball forward (Oly-96)
1963 - James Denton, American actor
1964 - Ozzie Guillen, Oculare del Tuy Venezuela, shortstop (Chic White Sox)
1964 - Roger Smith, Freeport Bahamas, tennis doubles player
1964 - Ron Harper, NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)
1964 - Victoria Sellers, London England, actress (Crime Zone, Warlords)
1964 - Kazushige Nojima, Japanese game scenario writer
1965 - Brad Brink, US baseball pitcher (SF Giants, Philadelphia Phillies)
1965 - Anton Weissenbacher, Romanian footballer
1965 - Colin Calderwood, Scottish footballer
1965 - Greg Kriesel, American bassist (The Offspring)
1965 - John Michael Montgomery, American singer
1966 - Bert Weidner, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins)
1966 - Chris Morris, NBA forward (Utah Jazz)
1966 - Rich Gannon, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs)
1966 - Tracii Guns, rock guitarist (LA Guns-It's Over Now)
1967 - Joe Pasquale, rocker (Prey)
1967 - Mark Stepnoski, NFL center (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
1967 - Stacey Dash, Bronx NY, actress (Dionne-Clueless)
1968 - Junior Murray, cricketer (WI keeper, no relation to Derryck or David)
1968 - Nick Anderson, NBA guard/forward (Orlando Magic)
1968 - Rainn Wilson, American actor
1969 - Andre Romal Cason, Virginia Beach VA, 100m runner
1969 - Melissa Rivers, NYC, TV hostess (MTV, CBS Morning News)
1969 - Tia Marie Zorne, Las Vegas Nevada, Miss Nevada-America (1991)
1969 - Patrick K. Kroupa, American computer hacker
1969 - Nicky Wire, British Musician (Manic Street Preachers)
1970 - Anita St Rose, Miss Universe-Great Britain (1996)
1970 - Dennis Hulshof, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
1970 - Deon Figures, cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1970 - Marvin Benard, Bluefields Nicaragua, outfielder (SF Giants)
1970 - Rob Gaudreau, Lincoln, NHL center (Ottawa Senators)
1970 - Ron Carpenter, NFL/WLAF safety (NY Jets, Amsterdam Admirals)
1970 - Skeet Ulrich, actor (Scream)
1970 - Terry Kirby, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins, SF 49ers)
1970 - Thomas "Tom" Murray, Buffalo NY, rower (Olympics-1996)
1970 - Mitch Benn, UK comedian, songwriter, actor
1971 - Alan Young, NFL defensive end (NY Jets)
1971 - Andrei Skabelka, NHL forward (Belarus, Oly-98)
1971 - Johnny Mitchell, NFL tight end (NY Jets)
1971 - Karin Smith, Miss Minnesota USA (1996)
1971 - Gary Barlow, English singer (Take That)
1971 - Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, American drummer (The Roots)
1971 - Brian Giles, American baseball player
1972 - Alcides Catanho, NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots)
1973 - Eddie Kennison, wide receiver (St Louis Rams)
1973 - Jalen Rose, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
1973 - Princess Mathilde, Duchess of Brabant
1974 - Calvin Harrison, Orlando Florida, 200m/400m runner
1974 - Rae Carruth, wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)
1975 - David Eckstein, American baseball player
1975 - Norberto Fontana, Argentine racing driver
1977 - Paul "Goggo" Adams, cricketer (lefty very unorthodox bowler for S Afr)
1977 - Melody, Belgian singer
1978 - Sonja Kesselschläger, German heptathlete
1978 - Allan Søgaard, Danish footballer
1978 - Joy Giovanni, American actress and glamour model
1979 - Rob Bourdon, American musician (Linkin Park)
1979 - Asaka Kubo, Japanese gravure idol of 20th Century
1979 - Will Young, British singer
1980 - Philippe Cousteau Jr., Freanch oceanographer; grandson of Jacques Cousteau
1980 - Brigitte Olivier, Belgian judoka
1980 - Matthew Tuck, Welsh guitarist (Bullet for My Valentine)
1981 - Freddy Guzmán, Dominican baseball player
1981 - Christine Bleakley, BBC Television Host
1981 - Owen Hargreaves, English international footballer
1981 - Crystal Lowe, Canadian actress
1983 - Geovany Soto, Puerto Rican baseball player
1983 - Paula Taylor, English-Thai actress, model and presenter
1983 - Mari Yaguchi, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
1984 - Olivia Hallinan, English Actress
1984 - Toni Gonzaga, Filipina Actress and Singer

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #134 on: January 20, 2013, 07:40:58 AM »
This Day in History for 20th January


Famous Deaths



Actress Audrey Hepburn (1993)


250 - Fabianus, Pope (236-50)/saint, dies
287 - St. Sebastian
820 - Muslim jurist Abu Abdallah M ibn Idris al-Sjafi'i, dies
842 - Theophilus, Byzantine kaiser (829-42), dies
882 - Louis II/III the Younger, German king (876-82), dies
1156 - Bishop Henry, patron saint of Finland
1191 - Frederick VI, Duke of Swabia (b. 1167)
1479 - John II, king of Aragon/Navarra, dies at 81
1569 - Miles Coverdale, English bible translator Great bible, dies at 80
1612 - Rudolf II von Habsburg, emperor of Germany (1576-1612), dies at 59
1639 - Mustapha I, sultan of Turkey (1622-23), dies
1666 - Anna of Austria, queen of France/daughter of Philip III, dies at 64
1691 - Christian de Placker, composer, dies at 77
1707 - Humphrey Hody, English theologian (b. 1659)
1709 - François de la Chaise, French confessor of Louis XIV of France (b. 1624)
1713 - Pavao Vitezovic, Croatian historian, dies
1727 - John van Bylevelt, Catholic apostole, dies
1739 - Francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (b. 1659)
1745 - Charles VII Albert, German emperor (1742-45), dies at 47
1751 - John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, English politician (b. 1665)
1770 - Charles Yorke, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1722)
1779 - John Burman, Dutch botanist/director (botanical gardens), dies at 71
1779 - David Garrick, English actor (b. 1717)
1789 - Johann Christoph Oley, composer, dies at 50
1798 - Christian Cannabich, German composer/royal chaplain master, dies at 66
1810 - Benjamin Chew, Chief Justice of colonial Pennsylvania (b. 1722)
1813 - C M Wieland, writer, dies at 79
1819 - Carlos IV, King of Spain (1788-1808), dies at 70
1830 - Michal Bogdanowicz, composer, dies at 50
1837 - John Soane, English architect (Book of Designs), dies at 84
1838 - Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges, composer, dies at 64
1848 - Christian VIII of Denmark (b. 1786)
1850 - Adam Oehlenschläger, Danish poet (b. 1779)
1857 - Edward Francis Fitzwilliam, composer, dies at 32
1859 - B v Arnim, writer, dies at 73
1859 - Bettina Brentano, composer, dies at 73
1862 - Felix Zollicoffer, Gen killed after mistakenly riding into Union lines
1873 - The Venerable Father Basil Anthony Marie Moreau, Founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross (b. 1799)
1875 - Jean-François Millet, French painter (b. 1814)
1882 - John Linnell, British painter/minaturist/engraver, dies
1890 - Franz Paul Lachner, composer, dies at 86
1891 - David Kalakahua, emperor of Hawaii, dies
1896 - Heinrich M von Battenberg, German son-in-law of Victoria, dies at 37
1900 - John Ruskin, English writer (Dearest Mama Talbot), dies of flu at 81
1900 - Richard D Blackmore, English novelist (Lorna Doone), dies at 74
1901 - Zénobe Gramme, Belgian engineer (b. 1826)
1905 - Stanislaw Pilinski, composer, dies at 65
1914 - Emil Liebling, composer, dies at 62
1914 - Henry Southwick Perkins, composer, dies at 80
1920 - Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (b. 1876)
1936 - George V, King of Britain (1910-36), dies at 70
1936 - King George V of the United Kingdom (b. 1865)
1940 - Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)
1943 - Giacomo Benvenuti, composer, dies at 57
1944 - James McKeen Cattell, American psychologist (b. 1860)
1947 - Josh Gibson, Negro League slugger, dies of a brain tumor at age 35
1949 - Josephus T J Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam Stock Exchange), dies at 87
1952 - Arthur Farwell, composer, dies at 74
1954 - Fred Root, cricketer (Engld pace bowler in 3 Tests v Aus 1926), dies
1954 - Warren Bardsley, cricketer (41 Tests for Australia, 2469 runs), dies
1957 - James Connolly, 1st Oly winner (1896) since Barasdates (369 CE), dies
1959 - Carl Switzer, actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang), shot to death at 31
1960 - Matt Moore, actor (Deluge, Coquette), dies at 72
1962 - Robinson Jeffers, poet/playwright (Dear Judas), dies at 75
1964 - Jan Rychlik, composer, dies at 47
1965 - Alan Freed, DJ (Big Beat), dies at 42
1971 - Gilbert M Anderson, actor (1st Movie Cowboy), dies at 88
1973 - Amilcar L Cabral, fought for Guinea Bissau independence, murdered 51
1973 - Lorenz Böhler, Austrian physician (b. 1885)
1974 - Edmund Blunden, British poet/critic, dies at 77
1975 - Franz Andre, Belgian conductor, dies at 81
1979 - Gustav Winckler, Danish singer (b. 1925)
1982 - Marc Demeyer, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Brus 1974), dies at 31[or 1/19]
1983 - Garrincha, Brazilian footballer (b. 1933)
1984 - Johnny Weissmuller, US swimmer (Olympics-5 gold-1924, 28), dies at 79
1985 - Jo Juda, Dutch musician, dies at 75
1987 - Tom Dollery, cricketer (4 Tests for Eng 1947-50), dies
1988 - Philippe de Rothschild, Bordeaux Vineyard manager, dies in Paris at 86
1988 - Dora Stratou, Greek choreographer and folklorist (b. 1903)
1989 - Beatrice Lillie, actress (Thoroughly Modern Millie), dies at 94
1989 - Alamgir Kabir, Bangladeshi film director (b. 1938)
1990 - Barbara Stanwyck, [Ruby Stevens], actress (Big Valley), dies at 82
1990 - Miloslav Istvan, composer, dies at 61
1990 - Naruhito Higashi-Kuni, Japanese PM (1945), dies
1990 - Hayedeh, Persian singer (b. 1942)
1991 - Bill Riordon, US tennis promotor (Jimmy Connors), dies
1991 - Louis Seigner, actor (Eclipse, Special Section), dies in a fire at 87
1992 - Muhammad Abd al-Khaliq Hassuna, sec-gen of Arab League (1952-72), dies
1993 - Audrey Hepburn, actress (Roman Holiday), dies of colon cancer at 63
1993 - Joseph Anthony [Deuster], US director/actor (Rainmaker), dies at 80
1993 - Mercer McCleod, entertainer, dies of heart failure at 86
1994 - Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, Kenyan vice-pres (1963-66), dies at about 81
1994 - Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United), dies at 84
1995 - John Halas, Hungarian/US cartoonist (Animal Farm), dies at 81
1995 - Mehdi Bazargan, director Iranian oil corp/premier (1979), dies at 86
1995 - Robert Shaw, town Planner, dies at 81
1996 - Buster Benton, singer/guitarist, dies at 63
1996 - David Robin Francis Guy Greville, 8th Duke of Warwick, dies at 61
1996 - Ellis Hillman, politician, dies at 68
1996 - Gerald Joseph Mulligan, baritone saxophonist/composer, dies at 68
1996 - Liesbeth Askonas, concert agent, dies at 83
1996 - Peter Stadlen, pianist/critic, dies at 85
1996 - Sidney Korshak, lawyer, dies at 87
1997 - Curt Flood, centerfielder (Cards), dies of throat cancer at 59
1997 - Edith Haisman, the oldest survivor of Titanic, dies at 100
1997 - Vladimir Yamnikov, owner (Kristall vodka), dies of cirrhosis at 56
1998 - Zevulun Hammer, Vice PM of Israel, dies
1998 - Bobo Brazil, American professional wrestler (b. 1924)
2002 - Carrie Hamilton, actress and singer (b. 1963)
2003 - Al Hirschfeld, American caricaturist (b. 1903)
2003 - Nedra Volz, American actress (b. 1908)
2003 - Bill Werbeniuk, Canadian snooker player (b. 1947)
2004 - Guinn Smith, American athlete (b. 1920)
2005 - Per Borten, Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1913)
2005 - Roland Frye, American literary critic and theologian (b. 1921)
2005 - Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, Polish journalist, writer, and politician (b. 1913)
2005 - Miriam Louisa Rothschild, British zoologist, entomologist, and author (b. 1908)
2008 - Ali Sadikin, former Jakarta famous governor (b. 1927)
2009 - Stéphanos II Ghattas, Patriarch Emeritus of Alexandria for the Coptic Catholic Church (b.
           1920)
2009 - Stan Hagen, Canadian politician (b. 1940)
2009 - David Newman, American jazz musician, nicknamed "Fathead" (b. 1933)
2009 - Sheila O'Nions Walsh (aka Sheila Walsh, Sophie Leyton), English romance writer (b. 1928)
2012 - John F Baker Jnr, United States Army Master Sergeant and Medal of Honour recipient dies at
           66
2012 - Etta James, American singer, dies from leukaemia at 73