Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday to MEEEEEE!!!

13Dec04

I’m 29-years-old today. I feel like I’m 150 though.

Twelve people have greeted me today, Jong last last week and Geno last Friday. That makes it fourteen! Yay!

Nothing much is happening on this “special” day of mine. Hell! It’s not “my” day techinically. I probably share this birthday with 100 million other people of which the notables are:

1521 – Sixtus V, [Felice Peretti/”Montalto”], bishop of Fermo/Pope (1585-90)
1533 – Erik XIV Wasa, king of Sweden (1560-69)
1553 – Henry IV, 1st Bourbon-king of Navarre/France (1572/89-1610)
1585 – William Drummond, Scottish Poet
1724 – Aepinus, [Franz UT Hoch], German physician/physicist
1732 – Jean-Claude Trial, composer
1740 – Franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer
1770 – John Clarke-Whitfeld, composer
1780 – Johann Wolfgang Dubereiner, chemist
1797 – Heinrich Heine, Germany, poet/lyricist (Schubert, Liszt)
1810 – Clark Mills, US, sculptor (Freedom, Armed Liberty)
1816 – Clement Claiborne Clay, MC (Confederacy), died in 1882
1816 – E Werner von Siemens, German artillery officer/inventor
1818 – Mary Todd Lincoln, 1st lady (1861-65)
1819 – Edwin George Monk, composer
1835 – Phillips Brooks, Episcopal bishop/composer (Little Town of Bethlehem)
1838 – Marie-Alexis Castillon de Saint-Victor, composer
1843 – George Stephanescu, composer
1844 – John Henry Patterson, manufacturer
1850 – G F Grace, cricketer (brother of W G )
1850 – Iver Paul Fredrik Holter, composer
1853 – Joseph Sickman Corsen, Cura‡ao, musician/composer/screenwriter
1858 – Jakab Gyula Major, composer
1860 – Lucien G Guitry, French actor/theatre director (l’Od‚on)
1863 – Johannes Weiss, German New Testament scholar
1865 – Gustav Luders, composer
1871 – Herman T Colenbrander, Dutch historian
1871 – Russell W Porter, Vermont, explorer (Alaska)
1871- Emily Carr, Canadian artist and writer
1874 – Ludwig Curtius, German archaeologist (Die antike Kunst)
1877 – Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych, composer
1886 – Lambertus J van Apeldoorn, lawyer (martial law)
1889 – Clarence Loomis, composer
1890 – Marc Connelly, McKeesport Pa, playwright (One Minute Please)
1892 – Brand Dirck Ochse, filmer/co-founder (Polygoon)
1893 – Curt Jurgens, Munich Germany, actor (Enemy Below, Longest Day)
1897 – Drew Pearson, Evanston Ill, newscaster (Drew Pearson)
1898 – Daniel Lazarus, composer
1899 – Harold Guinzburg, publisher (founder of Literary Guild)
1899 – Yusef Greiss, composer
1900 – Jonel Perlea, composer
1900 – Norman Foster, Richmond IN, actor (Skyscraper Souls)
1901 – Georg M Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/theory [OS]
1901 – John Wijga, painter/illustrator
1902 – Paul Kurzbach, composer
1902 – Talcott Parsons, US sociologist
1903 – Carlos Montoya, Madrid Spain, guitarist (Suite Flamenco 1966)
1903 – Jewgeni Petrow, writer
1903 – John Piper, British writer (US Churches in WW I)/official war painter
1906 – Ingemar Liljefors, composer
1906 – Laurens jan van der Post, soldier/explorer/conservationist
1908 – Victor Babin, composer
1910 – Lillian Roth, [Rutstein], singer/actress (Animal Crackers)
1910 – Van Heflin, Walters Okla, actor (Great Adventure, Madame Bovary)
1911 – Kenneth Patchen, US, poet/novelist (Cloth of the Tempest)
1912 – Max Croiset, Dutch actor (Dog of Flanders, Little Ark) [or Aug 13]
1913 – Archie Moore, light-heavyweight boxing champ (1952-60)
1913 – Jimmy Carroll, NYC, pianist (Most Important People)
1913 – John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy, English art historian
1914 – Alan L Bullock, British historian
1914 – George “Tiger” Haynes, guitarist/actor (Land Without Music, Guv’nor)
1914 – Samuel “Larry” K Parks, Olathe KS, actor (Jolson-Jolson Story)
1915 – Balthazar Johannes Vorster, Prime Minister of South Africa (1966-77)
1915 – Mark Stevens, Cleveland Ohio, actor (Big Town, Martin Kane)
1915 – Ross MacDonald, detective novelist (Goodbye Look)
1917 – Dave Street, LA Calif, actor/singer (Broadway Open House)
1920 – Don Taylor, Freeport Pa, actor (Father’s Little Dividend)
1920 – Frits Noske, Dutch musicologist (Signifier and the Signified
1920 – George P Schultz, US Secretary of State (1982-89)
1920 – Kaysone Phomvihane,/premier/president Laos (Pathet Lao) (1991-92)
1922 – Halina Czerny-Stef nska, Polish pianist (Chopin)
1923 – Fred van der Spek, Dutch 2nd chamber member (PSP)
1924 – Larry Doby, 1st black in baseball’s AL (Cleve Indians)
1925 – Dick Van Dyke, West Plains Mo, actor (Rob Petrie-Dick Van Dyke Show)
1925 – Henry C Gordon, USAF/astronaut (Dynasoar)
1925 – Wayne Walker, country music composer
1926 – Carl Erskine, baseball player (Bkln Dodgers)
1927 – Christopher Plummer (Orme), actor
1928 – W Gordon Smith, playwright
1929 – Albert Paulsen, Guayaquil Ecuador, actor (Doctors’ Hospital)
1929 – Christopher Plummer, Toronto, actor (Sound of Music, Doll’s House)
1930 – Genevieve Page, actress (Day and the Hour)
1930 – Robert Prosky, Phila, actor (Christine, Sgt Jablonski-Hill St Blues)
1934 – Richard Darryl Zanuck, film producer/executive
1935 – Bonno Spieker, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
1935 – Karim Aga Khan, prince/billionaire/husband of Rita Hayworth
1935 – Thomas Wakefield, writer
1937 – Rob Houwer, Dutch director/producer/actor (OK, Professor Columbus)
1937 – Robin Renwick, former ambassador to the United States
1938 – Alvin Curran, composer
1938 – Tom Shaw, Wichita KS, PGA golfer (1969 Doral Open AVCO Golf Classic)
1938 – Tony Gomez, rocker (Foundations)
1939 – Clive Brain, educationalist
1940 – Edith Clever, Wuppertal Germany, actress (Parsifal, L’Adolescente)
1940 – Steve Harmon, Bkln NY, actor (Ens Pulver-Mr Roberts)
1941 – Anouska Hempel, Forbes NZ, actress (Tiffany Jones)
1941 – John Davidson, Pitts, TV host (Hollywood Squares, That’s Incredible)
1943 – Arturo Ripstein, director (El Lugar Sin Limites, Foxtrot)
1943 – Ferguson Jenkins, baseball pitcher (Red Sox)
1947 – Les Joslin, cricketer (Test as batsman for Australia 1968, made 7 and 2)
1948 – Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, guitarist (Steely Dan-Deacon Blues)
1948 – Kathy Garver, Long Beach Calif, actress (Cissy-Family Affair)
1948 – Lillian Board, England, 400m (Olympic-silver-1968)
1948 – Ted Nugent, Detroit, guitarist (Cat Scratch Fever, Damn Yankees)
1948 – Lester Bangs, writer
1949 – Nana Alexandria, USSR, International Woman’s Chess Grandmaster (1976)
1949 – R[oberta] A[nn] MacAvoy, US, sci-fi author (Damiano’s Lute, Raphael)
1949 – Randy Owen, Fort Payne Ala, country music star (Alabama-Mt Music)
1949 – Tom Verlaine, [Miller], Mt Morris NJ, rock vocalist (Television)
1949 – Walter “Clyde” Owen, rocker
1950 – Davey O’List, rocker (Roxy Music)
1950 – Heather North, Pasadena Calif, actress (Barefoot Executive)
1950 – Wendie Malick, actress (Just Shoot Me)
1951 – Robert Lindsay, Ilketson England, actor (Strike it Rich, King Lear)
1952 – John Francome, English jockey
1953 – Ray Stewart, Matsqui BC, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Dunhill Cup)
1953 – Tom Sanders, Jackson Wyoming, aerial cameraman (Living Daylights)
1953 – Zoltan Magyar, Hungary, side horse gymnist (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1954 – John Anderson, Apopka Fla, country singer/actor (Lone Wolf McQuade)
1954 – Steve Forbert, rocker
1954 – Berton Averre, singer
1956 – Dale Berra, baseball infeilder (Pitts Pirates, NY Yankees)
1956 – Phillip Gregory Hubbard, Canton Oh, basketball (Olympic-gold-1976)
1957 – Steve Buscemi, actor (Fargo)
1958 – Clark Brandon, NYC, actor (Fast Food)
1958 – Dana Strum, Wash DC, rock bassist (Slaughter-Stick it Live)
1958 – Lynn-Holly Johnson, Chicago IL, actress (Ice Castles)
1959 – John Whitaker, Van Nuys Calif, actor (Family Affair, Snowball Expr)
1959 – Marianne Gravatte, Hollywood CA, playmate of year (Oct, 1982)
1960 – Randy Stoklos, Pacific Palisades Ca, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
1960 – Richard Dent, defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
1961 – Gary Zimmerman, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1962 – Karen Witter, CA, actress (Tina-One Life to Live)/playmate (Mar, 1982)
1965 – Stacy Sunny, San Bernadino Ca, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets)
1967 – Chris O’Loughlin, LA Calif, fencer (Olympics-96)
1967 – Deborah Driggs, Oakland Ca, playmate (Mar, 1990)
1967 – Jamie Foxx, comedian (In Living Color), actor, writer, producer, director, singer
1967 – Jenn Thompson, NYC, actor (Dee-Harper Valley PTA)
1967 – Mike Mordecai, Birmingham AL, infielder (Atlanta Braves)
1967 – Scott Zolak, NFL quarterback (NE Patriots)
1968 – Carlos Hasselbaink, Dutch soccer player (VVV/FC Utrecht/Haarlem)
1968 – Shaun Stafford, Ocala Florida, tennis star (1992 Taipei)
1969 – Norm Krumpschmd, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
1969 – Sergei Fedorov, Pskov Russia, NHL forward (Detroit, Oly-S-1998)
1970 – Basit Ali, cricketer (exciting Pakistani batsman 1993-)
1970 – Elizabeth Patricia Reilly, North Providence RI, Miss America-RI (1996)
1970 – George Van Os Jr, Houston TX, team handball left back (Oly-1996)
1970 – Tonja Yevette Buford-Bailey, Dayton OH, 400m hurdler (Oly-bronze-96)
1971 – Johnny Dixon, WLAF safety (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1971 – Miguel Angel Martinez Soto, mariachi
1971 – Mike Pelton, NFL defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
1972 – Craig Sauer, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
1972 – GiGi Gordon, Butler PA, Miss America-Pennsylvania (1997)
1973 – Christie Clark, LA, actress (Carrie Brady-Days of Our Life)
1973 – Shandon Anderson, NBA forward (Utah Jazz)
1974 – Chris Lewis, CFL safety (Calgary Stampeders)
1975 – Matt LeCroy, Anderson SC, baseball catcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1975 – Sarah Brady, Miss Universe-New Zealand (1996)
1975 – Tom Delonge, guitarist, blink182
1979 – Christina Todd, Miss Ohio Teen USA (Miss Congeniality-1997)
1981 – Chelsea Hertford, actress (Major Dad)

Heck! Tom Delonge has done more things than I’ll be able to do even I was born 20 years earlier.

At the other side of the coin, those who died on my birthday are:

0838 – Pippijn I, King of Aquitania, dies
1048 – Al-Biruni, Arabic royal astrologer, dies at 74
1124 – Callistus II, [Guido di Borgogna], Italian Pope (1119-24), dies
1126 – Hendrik IX, the Black, Duke of Bayern (1120-26), dies
1204 – Maimonides, Jewish philosopher/talmudic scholar, dies in Cairo at 69
1250 – Frederick II, German Emperor (1212-1250), dies at 55
1404 – Albrecht, duke of Bavaria, dies at 74
1521 – Manoel I “the Great”, King of Portugal (1495-1521), dies at 52
1557 – Niccol¢ Tartaglia, Italian mathematician, dies
1565 – Konrad von Gesner, naturalist, dies at 49
1574 – SelŒm II Sari, the blonde, sultan of Turkey (1566-74), dies at 50
1603 – Franciscus Vieta, mathematician, dies in Paris at 63
1622 – Jan Campanus, composer, dies at 50
1672 – Jan II Kazimierz, king of Poland (1648-68), dies at 63
1693 – Dodoftei, Romanian metropolitan of Moldavia/writer (Saint Lives), dies
1693 – Willem Van de Velde, Dutch the Old, seascape painter, dies at about 82
1729 – Anthony Collins, Engl philosopher (On Liberty and Necessity), dies at 53
1738 – Gotthard Wagner, composer, dies at 59
1769 – C F Gellert, writer, dies at 54
1774 – Susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother, dies at 50
1784 – Samuel Johnson, poet, critic, writer
1793 – Johann Joachim Christoph Bode, composer, dies at 63
1812 – Marianne von Martinez, composer, dies at 68
1814 – Charles Joseph Prince of Ligne, Belg fieldmarshal/author, dies at 79
1862 – Conrad Feger Jackson, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at 49
1862 – Maxcy Gregg, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 48
1862 – Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb, Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 39
1863 – Friedrich Hebbel, writer, dies at 50
1872 – Helena Beeloo, Hague’s maid, murdered by Henry Jut
1872 – W T van der Kouwen-ten Cate, Hague’s Dame, murdered by Henry Jut
1881 – August Senoa, Croatian writer (Kletva [The Curse]), dies at 43
1894 – Sarah Parker Remond, US/Italian abolitionist, dies at 68
1898 – George Frederick Bristow, composer, dies at 72
1909 – Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet/interpreter, dies at 53 [OS 11/30]
1911 – Reg Duff, cricketer (23 Tests for Australia 1902-05, 1317 runs), dies
1919 – Amintore Galli, composer, dies at 74
1921 – Frederick Martin, cricketer (14 wkts in 2 Tests for Eng 1890-92), dies
1924 – Samuel Gompers, organizer (American Federation of Labor), dies at 74
1929 – Knut Algot Hakanson, composer, dies at 42
1935 – John Nicolson, cricketer (South African lefty batsman 1926-27), dies
1940 – Dusty Tapscott, cricket (bro of Doodles, 4and1 in only S Af Test), dies
1940 – George Macaulay, cricketer (took 24 wkts in 8 Tests, Eng 22-33), dies
1942 – Eleanor Everest Freer, composer, dies at 78
1944 – Lupe Velez, actress (Joe Palooka), overdoses on seconal at 34
1944 – Vassily Kandinsky, abstract artist (Dreamy Inspiration), dies at 78
1945 – Robert van Genechten, Dutch Nazi (NSB), commits suicide
1945 – Vittorio Mario Vanzo, composer, dies at 83
1951 – Selim Palmgren, Finnish pianist/composer (Daniel Hjort), dies at 73
1958 – Ahmed Mukhtar Baban, premier of Iraq, executed
1958 – Barhanuddin Bashajan, Iraqi minister of Foreign affairs, executed
1958 – Brand Dirck Ochse, film/bioscope pioneer (Polygoon), dies at 66
1958 – Rafiq Aref, Iraqi chief-staff Arabs Statenbond, executed
1958 – Tim Moore, actor (Kingfish-Amos ‘n’ Andy), dies at 70
1961 – Grandma [Anna M] Moses, US painter, dies at 101
1963 – Hubert ME Pierlot, Belgian advocate/premier (1939-45), dies at 79
1966 – Charles Watts, actor (Lone Ranger and Lost City of Gold), dies of cancer
1968 – Siegfried Reda, composer, dies at 52
1969 – Raymond A Spruance, US admiral (battle of Midway), dies at 83
1971 – Max Mell, Austria artillery officer/literary, dies at 88
1972 Leslie Poles Harrley (writer)
1972 Mary Renault (writer)
1974 – Rufe Davis, actor (Floyd Smoot-Petticoat Junction), dies at 66
1975 – Cyril Delevanti, actor (Lucius-Jefferson Davis), dies at 88
1975 – Hendrik Kruls, Dutch gen/chief milt authority (1944-46), dies at 73
1976 – Eduard Claudius, writer, dies
1979 – Jon Hall, actor (Ramor of the Jungle), dies at 66
1980 – Harm van Riel, Dutch Liberal Party politician, dies at 73
1981 – Cornelius Cardew, composer, dies at 45
1981 – Pigmeat Markham, comedian (Here Comes da Judge-Laugh In), dies at 75
1982 – Jack Badcock, cricketer (7 Tests, 1 century but inconsistent), dies
1983 – Leora Dana, actress (Amityville II, Change of Habit), dies at 60
1983 – Leora Dana, actress (Sylvie Kosloff-Another World), dies
1983 – Mary Renault [Challans], British author (Funeral games), dies at 78
1986 – Heather Angel, actress (Lifeboat, Daniel Boone), dies at 77
1990 – Alice Marble, Calif, tennis star, dies at 77
1990 – Friedrich D�rrenmatt, Swiss writer (Besuch der alten Dame), dies at 69
1991 – Andr‚ Pieyre de Mandiargues, French writer (La marge), dies at 82
1992 – Bernard Drukker, Dutch pianist/orch leader (duivelswiel), dies
1993 – Charles JB Jonckheere, Flemish poet/writer: Ogentroost, dies at 87
1993 – Myrna Loy, actress (Thin Man, Vanity Fair), dies at 88
1994 – Antoine Pinay, PM of France (1952-53), dies
1994 – Herman W “Fritz” Liebert, US librarian/Yale-curator, dies at 83
1994 – Norman Beaton, actor (Eureka, Black Joy, Mighty Quinn), dies at 60
1995 – Evangeline Bruce, hostess, dies at 81
1995 – Nancy LaMott, singer, dies at 43
1996 – Cao Yu, dramatist, dies at 86
1996 – Charles Edwin Molnar, computer pioneer, dies at 61
1996 – Edward Blishen, writer teacher/broadcaster, dies at 76
1996 – Mae Barnes, singer, dies at 89
1997 – Alexander Oppenheim, mathematician, dies at 94
1997 – Martin Carter, poet/critic, dies at 70
1997 – Rafael Jose Fernandez de la Calzada y Ferrer, restaurateur, dies at 83

Oh, yeah! I’m supposed to be 30 today since the Chinese aren’t allowed to have “9” in their age. Or something like that.

SInce I’m on a roll here, these are the things that happened on December 13 through out history:

0863 – Boudouin with the Iron Arm weds Charles de Kales’ daughter Judith
1294 – Pope Coelestinus V ends term
1545 – Council of Trent (19th ecumenical council) opens
1545 – Pope Paul III opens council of Trente
1570 – Sweden/Denmark signs Peace of Stettin
1572 – Spanish army beats Geuzen fleet under admiral Lumey
1577 – Sir Francis Drake sets sail from England to go around world
1621 – Emperor Ferdinand II delegates 1st anti-Reformation decree
1642 – New Zealand discovered by Dutch navigator Abel Tasman
1668 – Jean Racines “Britannicus,” premieres in Paris
1734 – England and Russia sign trade agreement
1742 – Willem KH Friso tests his mothers potatoes
1759 – 1st music store in America opens (Phila)
1769 – Dartmouth College in New Hampshire received its charter
1774 – 1st incident of Revolution-400 attack Ft William and Mary, NH
1816 – Patent for a dry dock issued to John Adamson, Boston
1823 – Gioacchino Rossini arrives in London
1833 – HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin arrives in Port Deseado, Patagoni‰
1843 – “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens published, 6,000 copies sold
1861 – Battle of Alleghany Summit, WV
1862 – Battle of Fredericksburg, VA (Marye’s Heights)
1864 – Battle of Ft McAllister, GA
1879 – 1st federal fish hatching steamer lauched (Wilmington Delaware)
1889 – Belgium rules on women/child labor law
1895 – 1st complete execution of Gustav Mahlers 2nd Symphony
1900 – Battle at Nooitgedacht: generals The la Rey/Smuts beat Britten
1901 – Test debut of S F Barnes v Aust SCG, took 5-65 in 1st innings
1903 – Italo Marcioni patents ice cream cone (NJ)
1903 – Wright Bros make 1st flight at Kittyhawk
1906 – German chancellor Bernhard von Bulow disbands the Parliament
1907 – George Gunn scores 119 on Test debut v Australia SCG
1907 – German emperor Wilhelm II visits Amsterdam
1913 – Mona Lisa stolen in Aug 1911 returned to Louvre
1916 – Avalanche kills 10,000 Austrian and Italian troops in 24 hrs in Tyrol
1916 – Esme Stuart Lennox Robinsons premieres in Dublin
1916 – French chief of staff Joffre replaced by Nivelle
1918 – US army of occupation crosses Rhine, enters Germany
1918 – Wilson, becomes 1st to make a foreign visit as president (France)
1919 – Ross and Smith land in Australia from a flight from London
1920 – F Pease’s interferometer measures 1st stellar diameter (Betelgeuse)
1920 – League of nations establishes Intl Court of Justice in The Hague
1920 – Netherland breaks contact with kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slavia
1922 – Charles Ebbets proposes putting numbers on players’ sleeves or caps
1924 – KOA-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions
1928 – Clip-on tie designed
1928 – George Gershwin’s “An American In Paris” premieres (NYC)
1930 – George Sisler’s career ends when Boston Braves release him
1930 – Theodore Steeg forms French govt
1934 – Mark Hellinger Theater (Warner Bros) opens at 237 W 51st St NYC
1936 – Final Boston Redskin NFL game, lose to Packers 21-6, move to Wash DC
1936 – Green Bay Packers win NFL championship
1938 – Los Angeles freezes at 28øF
1939 – Battle at La Plata – 3 British cruisers vs German Graf Spee
1941 – German occupiers forbid National Front and Netherland Union
1941 – Lawine battlers destroy Haaraz, Peru; about 3,000 die
1941 – U-81 torpedoes British aircraft carrier Ark Royal
1942 – Seyss-Inquart allows Dutch Nazi Anton Mussert to call himself Leader
1942 – Washington Redskins defeat Chic Bears 14-6, to win NFL title
1943 – 150 US Marauders bomb Schiphol
1944 – Japanese kamikaze crashes into US cruiser Nashville, kills 138
1944 – Norman Krasna’s “Dear Ruth,” premieres in NYC
1946 – L‚on Blum elected French premier
1947 – “Caribbean Carnival” closes at International NYC after 11 perfs
1947 – Maine Turnpike opens to traffic
1949 – AL votes down proposal to revive spitball
1949 – Knesset votes to transfer Israel’s capital to Jerusalem
1950 – “Let’s Make an Opera” opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 5 perfs
1950 – James Dean begins his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial
1951 – Future British PM Margaret Roberts Thatcher marries Denis Thatcher
1953 – KOAM TV channel 7 in Pittsburg-Joplin, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 – Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield and $35,000 Robinson retires
1959 – Archbishop Makarios elected 1st president of Cyprus
1960 – Italy beats US in Davis cup (1st time in 24 years US not in finals)
1960 – Laos General Fumi Nosavang occupies Vientiane
1961 – Beatles sign a formal agreement to be managed by Brian Epstein
1961 – Gideon Hausner in Jerusalem demands death penalty for Adolf Eichmann
1961 – Jimmy Dean’s Big Bad John album is country music 1st million $ seller
1962 – Relay 1 communication satellite launched
1963 – Capital records signs right of 1st refusal agreement with Beatles
1964 – Shirley Englehorn and Sam Snead wins Haig and Haig Mixed Foursome Golf
1964 – In El Paso, Tx, LBJ and M‚xican Pres Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion diverting Rio Grande, to reshape US-M‚xico border
1965 – Algerian president Boum‚dienne visits Moscow
1966 – 1st US bombing of Hanoi
1966 – 1st battle for Bijlmer flats Amsterdam
1966 – Test debut of Clive Lloyd, v India Bombay, 82 and 78
1966 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 – United Soccer Assn and Natl Pro Soccer League merge into NASL
1967 – Unsuccessful coup against Greek King Constantine II
1968 – Playland at Beach reopens
1968 – Pres Da Costa e Silva disbands parliament/grabs power
1969 – Arlo Guthrie releases “Alice’s Restaurant”
1969 – Billy Martin fired as Twins’ manager
1970 – Greg Chappell scores 108 on Test debut v England at the WACA
1970 – Neil Simon’s “Gingerbread Lady,” premieres in NYC
1971 – John Sinclair (sentence: 10 yrs, sold 2 marijuana joints) is freed
1973 – MPLA/FNLA accord about combat against Portuguese Libya
1973 – World Football League grants 1st franchise (Detroit)
1974 – Jim “Catfish” Hunter wins free agent claim against A’s owner Finley
1974 – Malta becomes a republic
1975 – 1st time Saturday Night Live uses a time delay (Richard Pryor hosts)
1975 – Australian Conservatives and Liberals win parliamentary election
1975 – Jane Blalock wins LPGA 14 Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
1975 – Roy Fredericks hits 169 v Aust at WACA, hundred in 71 balls
1975 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1976 – Golden Gate Bridge District starts ferry service to Larkspur
1976 – Longest non-stop passenger airflight (Sydney to SF 13h14m)
1977 – 14 University of Evansville basketball players die in plane crash
1978 – Susan B Anthony dollar, 1st US coin to honor a woman, issued
1979 – “Oklahoma!” opens at Palace Theater NYC for 301 performances
1979 – Strikes against price increases in Gdansk Poland
1980 – “Perfectly Frank” closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 16 perfs
1981 – 70th Davis Cup: USA beats Argentina in Cincinnati (3-1)
1981 – Polish govt declares martial law, arrests Solidarity activists
1982 – 71st Australian Mens Tennis: Johan Kriek beats Steve Denton (63 63 62)
1982 – Earthquake hits Northern Yemen; 2,000 die
1983 – 9,655 see highest-scoring NBA game: Detroit 186, Denver 184 (3 OT)
1983 – British Airways incorporates
1983 – Islander’s Butch Goring scorings 4 goals against Oilers
1983 – KYA-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KOIT
1983 – Martha Layne Collins inaugurated as Kentucky’s 1st female governor
1984 – Artificial heart recipient William Schroeder suffers 1st stroke
1985 – David Boon’s 1st Test century, 123 v India at Adelaide
1985 – Test debut of Merv Hughes, Geoff Marsh and Bruce Reid (v India)
1987 – Belgium Christian Democrats (CVP) loses parliamentary election
1987 – Browns set club record for most points scored in a quarter, 28
1987 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1988 – 3 men end 29-hr all-466-station subway ride in NYC
1988 – Arafat addresses UN in Geneva
1989 – Walter Davis (Denver) ends NBA free throw streak of 53 games
1990 – “Peter Pan” opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 45 performances
1990 – Heavy earthquake strikes Sicily, 18 die
1990 – Pres De Klerk of S Afr meets with Mandela to talk of end of apartheid
1991 – Both Koreas sign an accord calling for reconcilliation
1991 – NY assembly speaker Mel Miller is convicted of federal mail fraud
1991 – Ricky Pierce (Seattle) ends NBA free throw streak of 75 games
1992 – “Show Off” closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
1992 – Dawn Coe-Jone wins Pizza-La LPGA Match Play Golf Championship
1992 – FCC fines Infinity Broadcasting $600,000
1993 – Deadline for Israeli troop withdrawal from Gaza, they don’t
1993 – Dow Jones hits record 3764.43
1993 – Fire in textile factory in Fuzjou China, 60 killed
1993 – Space shuttle STS-61 (Endeavour 5), lands
1994 – American Eagle commuter plane crashes in NC, killing 15
1995 – Christopher Reeves released from physical rehab center
1995 – US Federal Court votes that Cable companies must carry local stations
1996 – Free agent Roger Clemens signs with Toronto Blue Jays
1997 – 63rd Heisman Trophy Award: Charles Woodson, Michigan (CB)

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