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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #1620 on: December 19, 2013, 10:04:56 AM »
This Day in History for 19th December


Famous Deaths


                 
Novelist Emily Jane Bronte (1848)           Physicist Robert A. Millikan (1953)


401 - Anastasius I, Bishop of Rome (399-401), dies
1075 - Edith of Wessex, wife of Edward the Confessor of England
1327 - Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy
1370 - Urban V, [Guillaume de Grimoard], 1st Avignon Pope (1362-70), dies
1614 - Melchior Bischoff, composer, dies at 67
1737 - James Sobieski, Crown Prince of Poland (b. 1667)
1741 - Vitus J Bering, Dutch navigator/explorer, dies
1749 - Francesco Antonio Bonporti, composer, dies at 76
1751 - Louise of Great Britain, wife of Frederick V of Denmark (b. 1724)
1798 - Charles-Joseph Panckoucke, publisher (Moniteur Universel), dies at 62
1800 - Georg Peter Weimar, composer, dies at 66
1804 - Mary Bright, British PM Rockingham, dies
1807 - Friedrich Melchior, baron von Grimm, German writer (b. 1723)
1810 - Johann Heinrich Egli, composer, dies at 68
1813 - James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1744)
1814 - Joseph Bramah, Inventor and Locksmith, notably invented the beer pump
1815 - Michel Woldemar, composer, dies at 65
1815 - Robert Hudson, composer, dies at 83
1819 - Sir Thomas Fremantle, British naval officer and politician (b. 1765)
1823 - Nicolas-Joseph Hullmandel, composer, dies at 67
1848 - Emily Jane Bronte, English novelist, dies at 30
1848 - Adam FJA van Duyn, governor of South Holland, dies at 77
1851 - J M William Turner, British painter (Rain, Steam & Speed), dies at 76
1867 - Jean-Georges Kastner, composer, dies at 57
1878 - Bayard Taylor, American author and poet (b. 1825)
1914 - Johann F Ritter von Schulte, German catholic lawyer, dies at 87
1915 - Alvis Alzheimer, German neurologist (Alzheimer Disease), dies at 51
1925 - Jose Ignacio Quinton, composer, dies at 44
1930 - Johnny Douglas, cricketer (soccer int, boxing gold medal), drowns
1932 - Yoon Bong-Gil, Korean activist (b. 1908)
1933 - George Jackson Churchward, GWR Chief mechanical engineer. (b. 1857)
1938 - Stephen Warfield Gambrill, U.S. Congressman (b. 1873)
1939 - Eric Fogg, composer, dies at 36
1939 - Karl Wagenfeld, Low German writer (Lucifer, Death & Devil), dies at 70
1939 - Willem Benoy, Flemish actor/director (The White), dies at 57
1941 - L M Dovator, Russian general, dies in battle
1944 - Rudolph Karstadt, German entrepreneur (b. 1856)
1946 - Paul Langevin, French physicist (b. 1872)
1951 - Barton Yarbrough, actor (Dragnet), dies at 51
1952 - Harry Makepeace, cricketer (cricket & soccer intl for England), dies
1953 - Robert A. Millikan, American physicist (Nobel 1923), dies at 85
1953 - Rudolf Leonhard, writer, dies
1957 - John W Van Druten, US stage/screenwriter (I Remember Mama), dies at 56
1959 - Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War, dies at 117
1966 - Ehm Welk, writer, dies at 82
1967 - Alfred Courtens, Belgian sculptor, dies at 78
1968 - Norman Thomas, founder (ACLU)/Socialist Party (1926-55), dies at 84
1977 - Nellie Tayloe Ross, 1st woman governor, dies at 101
1982 - Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer, dies at 71
1982 - Lawrence Collingwood, composer, dies at 95
1982 - Dwight Macdonald, American social critic (b. 1906)
1984 - Michel Magne, composer, dies at 54
1984 - Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (b. 1903)
1986 - V. C. Andrews, American author (b. 1923)
1989 - Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English journalist/author, dies at 87
1990 - Basil Henson, actor (Change Partners), dies of stroke at 71
1991 - Ernest K Gann, US adventure novelist, dies at 81
1991 - Paul Maxwell, actor (City of Fear, Freedom to Die), dies at 70
1991 - Joe Cole, American rock music roadie (b. 1961)
1993 - Anthonius AM "Ton" Kors, writer (Time of Anton de Lange), dies at 47
1993 - Antoon Veerman, Dutch ARP asst sect of Education (1973-75), dies at 77
1993 - Michael Clarke, drummer (Byrds), dies of liver failure at 49
1994 - Noel Pointer, jazz violinist, dies at 39
1995 - Dame Ruth Nita Barrow, governor-general of Barbados, dies at 79
1995 - Harold Watkinson, politician/businessman, dies at 85
1995 - Janet Wilder, stuntwoman, dies at 29
1996 - Marcello Mastroiani, actor (8½, Assassin, Family Diary), dies at 72
1996 - Ronald Howard, actor (Hunting Party, Koroshi), dies at 78
1996 - Yuli Borisovich Khariton, scientist, dies at 82
1997 - Jimmy Rogers, American blues musician, dies at 73
1997 - David Norman Schramm, physicist, dies at 52
1997 - Masaru Ibuka, co-founder (Sony Corp), dies at 89
1998 - Antonio Ordóñez, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1932)
1998 - Mel Fisher, American treasure hunter (b. 1922)
1999 - Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh actor (b. 1914)
2000 - Rob Buck, American guitarist (10,000 Maniacs) (b. 1958)
2000 - Milt Hinton, American jazz double bassist (b. 1910)
2000 - John Lindsay, American politician (b. 1921)
2000 - Pops Staples, American singer (The Staple Singers) (b. 1915)
2001 - Marcel Mule, French saxophonist. (b. 1901)
2002 - Arthur Rowley, English footballer. (b. 1926)
2003 - Peter Carter-Ruck, English lawyer (b. 1914)
2003 - Hope Lange, American actress (b. 1933)
2003 - Les Tremayne, English-born American actor (b. 1913)
2004 - Herbert C. Brown, English-born American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
2004 - Renata Tebaldi, Italian soprano (b. 1922)
2005 - Keith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer (Cosworth; b. 1933)
2005 - Vincent Gigante, American mafioso (b. 1927)
2008 - James Bevel, 1960s Civil rights movement leader (b. 1936)
2008 - Kenny Cox, American jazz musician (b. 1940)
2008 - Dock Ellis, American baseball pitcher (b. 1945)
2008 - Carol Chomsky, American linguist and education specialist (b. 1930)
2009 - Hossein-Ali Montazeri, Iranian dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah (b. 1922)
2009 - Kim Peek, American prodigious savant and inspiration for the 1988 film Rain Man (b. 1951)
2010 - Trudy Pitts, American jazz organist, pianist, and vocalist (b. 1932)
2010 - Anthony Howard, English Journalist (b. 1934)
2012 - Robert Bork, American legal scholar/jurist, dies from heart disease at 85
2012 - Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, Israeli military leader, dies from cancer at 68
2012 - Larry Morris, American NFL player, dies at 79

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #1621 on: December 20, 2013, 11:46:22 AM »
This Day in History for 20th December


Historical Events


                                   
Russian Tsar Peter the Great          Confederate General/KKK Grand Wizard             Entertainer Bob Hope
                                                                    Nathan Bedford Forrest

                                   
Dictator of Nazi Germany                      Baseball Legend Connie Mack             Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Adolf Hitler

                                   
Actor Dustin Hoffman                            Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat           Queen of the United Kingdom
                                                                                                                                    Elizabeth II


69 - General Vespasian's troops occupy Rome after defeating the Emperor Vitellius
1046 - Synod of Sutri: German King Henry III removes Popes Gregory VI
1046 - Benedictus IX & Silvester III & names Bishop Siutger, Pope Clemens II at the Council of Sutri
1192 - Richard the Lionhearted captured in Vienna
1448 - Pope Nicholas V appoints Rudolf of Diepholt, Bishop of Utrecht, as cardinal
1522 - Suleiman the Magnificent accepts the surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who are
           allowed to evacuate. They eventually settle on Malta and become known as the Knights of
           Malta.
1585 - English fleet & Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, reach Vlissingen
1600 - Ottario Rinuccini/Giulio Caccini's opera "Euridice" published
1606 - Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown, Virginia
1626 - Emperor Ferdinand II/Transylvanian monarch Gabor Betlen signs Peace of Pressburg
1661 - Corporation Act enforced in England
1669 - 1st jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection & sentenced to
           flogging, branding & slavery
1688 - Prince William of Orange's troops arrive in London
1694 - Frederik van Brandenburg flees Schweiben
1699 - Peter the Great ordered Russian New Year changed-Sept 1 to Jan 1
1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlie's army reaches the river Esk
1780 - Britain declares war on Holland
1790 - 1st successful US cotton mill to spin yarn (Pawtucket, RI)
1803 - Louisiana Purchase formally transferred from France to US for $27M
1820 - Missouri imposes a $1 bachelor tax on unmarried men between 21 & 50
1823 - Franz Schubert's "Ballet-Musik aus Rosamunde," premieres in Vienna
1830 - Great Britain, France, Prussia, Austria and Russia recognize Belgium
1850 - Hawaiian post office established
1860 - SC votes 169-0 for Ordinace of Secession, 1st state to secede
1861 - Battle of Dranesville, VA
1862 - -Dec 20th] Battle of Kelly's Ford, VA
1862 - -Jan 3rd] Vicksburg campaign
1862 - Battle of Holly Spring, MS
1862 - Brig-gen Nathan Bedford Forrest occupies Trenton, Kentucky
1864 - -Dec 27th] Battle of Ft Fisher, NC
1865 - De Clear-Alkmaar railway opens
1879 - Tom Edison privately demonstrated incandescent light at Menlo Park
1880 - Battle at Bronker's Spruit, Transvaal: Farmers beat Britten
1880 - NY's Broadway lit by electricity, becomes known as "Great White Way"
1883 - Intl cantilever railway bridge opens at Niagara Falls
1891 - Strongman Louis Cyr withstands pull of 4 horses
1892 - Phileas Fogg completes around world trip, according to Verne
1892 - Pneumatic automobile tire patented, Syracuse, NY
1893 - 1st state anti-lynching statute approved, in Georgia
1894 - England beat Australia by 10 runs in the 1st six-day Test Cricket, Australia needed 177 to
           win, all out at 166 on 6th day
1900 - Giacobini discovers a comet (will be 1st comet visited by spacecraft)
1906 - Venezuela (under vice-pres Gomez) attacks Dutch fleet
1907 - Explosion at Yolande Alabama, coal mine kills 91
1912 - J Hartley Manners' "Peg O' My Heart" premieres in NYC
1912 - Paul Claudels "L'Annonce Faite à Marie" premieres in Paris
1915 - Russian troops overrun Qom, Persia
1917 - Soviet state security force and forerunner to the KGB, the Cheka formed under Felix
           Dzerzhinsky
1918 - Eugene O'Neill's "Moon of the Caribees" premieres in NYC
1919 - Canadian National Railways established (N America's longest, 50,000 KM)
1919 - US House of Representatives restricts immigration
1920 - Bert Collins scores 104 on Test Cricket debut v England SCG
1920 - Bob Hope becomes an American citizen
1921 - AL votes to return to best-of-7 World Series, while NL votes best-of-9 Judge Kenesaw
           Mountain Landis casts deciding vote for best-of-7
1922 - 14 republics form Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics (USSR)
1922 - Polish parliament selects Stanislaw Wojcieckowski as president
1924 - Adolf Hitler freed from jail early
1926 - Cards trade Rogers Hornsby to Giants for Frankie Frisch & Jimmy Ring
1926 - Pope Pius XI convicts fascist pursuit in Italy
1926 - Sidney Howard's "Silver Cord" premieres in NYC
1928 - 1st international dogsled mail leaves Minot, Maine for Montreal, Quebec
1928 - Ethel Barrymore Theater opens at 243 W 47th St NYC
1929 - Heinie Wagner replaces Bill Carrigan as Red Sox manager
1929 - Mount Davidson dedicated as a SF city park
1930 - Learie Constantine cricket 100 in 52 mins WI v Tas (10x4, 1x6, 1x5)
1932 - Queensland all out 74 v Victoria, Ironmonger (age 50) 7-13
1933 - Bolivia & Paraguay sign cease fire
1935 - Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Ad Catholici Sacerdotii
1937 - Bill O'Reilly takes 9-41 for NSW against South Australia
1938 - Vladimir K Zworykin (Penn) receives patent on Iconoscope TV system
1939 - Radio Australia begins overseas shortwave service
1940 - Connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000
1941 - Free France under adm Muselier occupies St-Pierre et Miquelon
1941 - Japanese troops lands on Mindanao
1941 - World War II: First battle of the American Volunteer Group, better known as the "Flying
           Tigers" in Kunming, China.
1942 - 1st Japanese bombing of Calcutta
1943 - "Internationale" is no longer USSR National Anthem
1944 - Archbishop De Young & bishop Huibers condemn black market
1944 - Battle of Bastogne, Nazis surround 101st Airborne (NUTS!)
1944 - Bishop forbids membership of non Catholic unions
1944 - Terence Rattigan's "O Mistress Mine" premieres in London
1945 - Rationing of auto tires ends in US
1946 - Darius Milhaud's 2nd Symphony, premieres
1948 - Second Chamber accept 2nd Police Action in Indonesia
1949 - Maurice Ravel/John Cranko's ballet "Beauty & the Beast" premieres
1950 - "Harvey" starring James Stewart premieres in NY
1952 - KHQ TV channel 6 in Spokane, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 - KID (now KIDK) TV channel 3 in Idaho Falls, ID (CBS) 1st broadcasting
1953 - KWTV TV channel 9 in Oklahoma City, OK (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 - Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales
1956 - Military coup under colonel Simbolon in Sumatra
1956 - Montgomery, Ala, removed race-based seat assignments on its buses
1957 - Elvis Presley given draft notice to join US Army for National Service
1959 - Jasu Patel takes 9-69, India v Australia at Kanpur
1960 - Auschwitz commandant Richard Bar arrested in German FR
1960 - National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam is formed.
1962 - Dmitri Shostakovitch's opera "Katerina Ismailova" premieres in Moscow
1962 - Osmond brothers debut on Andy Williams Show
1963 - Berlin Wall opens for 1st time to West Berliners
1963 - Massemba-Debate elected pres of Congo-Brazzaville
1963 - Trial against 21 camp guards of Auschwitz begins
1964 - Levi Eshkol forms Israeli government
1966 - NBA awards Seattle Supersonics a franchise for 1967-68 season
1966 - Nuclear Planning Group forms in Brussels
1966 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 - "The Graduate" starring Dustin Hoffman & Anne Bancroft premieres
1967 - 474,300 US soldiers in Vietnam
1967 - Ian Anderson & Glenn Cornick form rock group Jethro Tull
1968 - The Zodiac Killer kills Betty Lou Jenson and David Faraday in Vallejo, California.
1969 - Peter, Paul & Mary's "Leaving on a Jet Plane" reaches #1
1970 - Edward Gierek succeeds Wladyslaw Gomulka as Poland's communist party leader
1971 - Pakistan president Yahya Khan resigns
1972 - Neil Simons "Sunshine Boys" premieres in NYC
1973 - AL pres Joe Cronin refuses to allow Dick Williams to manage Yankees
1973 - Dutch Antillean government of Evertsz forms
1973 - Montreal Canadien Henri Richard scores his 1,000th NHL point
1974 - Ethiopia becomes socialist one-party state
1974 - George Harrison releases his "Dark Horse" album in UK
1975 - Joe Walsh recruited to join Eagles
1975 - Pope Paul VI named J Willebrands archbishop of Utrecht
1976 - "Music Is" opens at St James Theater NYC for 8 performances
1976 - Israel's PM Yitzhak Rabin resigns
1977 - 1st Space walk made by G Grechko from Salyut
1977 - RAF -terrorist Knut Folkerts sentenced to 20 years
1978 - H R Haldeman, Nixon's White House chief of staff released from jail
1980 - NBC broadcasts NY Jets' 24-17 win over Dolphins without audio
1980 - USSR formally announces death of Alexei Kosygin
1981 - "Dreamgirls" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1522 performances
1981 - Browns set team records for most fumbles (9) & most turnovers (10)
1981 - Doug Small (Winnipeg Jets) ties NHL record scoring at 5 second mark
1981 - Harry Krieger/Tom Eyen's musical "Dreamgirls" premieres in NYC
1983 - El Salvador adopts constitution
1983 - Guy Lafleur, Montreal, became 10th NHLer to score 500 goals
1983 - NY Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Pitts Penguins
1983 - PLO chairman Yasser Arafat & 4,000 loyalists evacuate Lebanon
1984 - 33 unknown Bach keyboard works found in Yale library
1984 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 - Denis Potvin passes Bobby Orr as NHL defenseman scorer (916 points)
1985 - Sportscaster Howard Cosell retires from television sports after 20 years with ABC
1985 - Position of American Poet Laureate established (Robert Warren is 1st)
1986 - White teenagers beat blacks in Howard Beach, NY
1987 - "Nuts" with Barbra Striesand premieres
1987 - 76th Davis Cup: Sweden beats India in Gothenburg (5-0)
1987 - Dona Paz ferry sinks after crash with oil tanker Vector, 4386 die
1987 - Nancy Lopez/Miller Barber wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship
1988 - Animal rights terrorists fire-bomb Harrod's dept store, London
1988 - NBC signs lease to stay in NYC, 33 more years
1988 - Premier Ranasinghe Premadasa elected pres of Sri Lanka
1989 - Premier Lubbers sees CDA-party leader Elco Brinkman as successor
1989 - US troops invade Panama & oust Manuel Noriega, but don't catch him
1990 - Pentagon warns Saddam that US air power is ready to attack on 1/15
1990 - Robert F X Sillerman purchases WAFL NY-NJ Knights for $11 million
1990 - Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze resigns
1991 - NHL grants permanent membership to Tampa Lightning & Ottawa Senators
1991 - Paul Keating installed as premier of Australia
1991 - A Missouri court sentences the Palestinian militant Zein Isa and his wife Maria to death for the
           honor killing of their daughter Palestina.
1992 - Northwest & KLM introduce a new joint logo "Worldwide Reliability"
1992 - Slobodan Milosevic re-elected president of Serbia
1995 - "Paul Roebson" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 14 performances
1995 - American Flight 965 crashes in Columbia, 159 die, 5 survive
1995 - NATO begins peacekeeping in Bosnia.
1998 - Wendy's Three-Tour Golf Challenge
1999 - Portugal returns Macau to China
2001 - Argentine economic crisis: President of Argentina Fernando de la Rúa is forced out of office.
2001 - 90th Davis Cup: France beats Australia in Melbourne (3-2)
2002 - US Senator Trent Lott resigns as majority leader.
2005 - US District Court Judge John E. Jones III rules against mandating the teaching of "intelligent
           design" in his ruling of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District.
2005 - The first same sex civil partnerships in Scotland are celebrated.
2005 - 2005 New York City transit strike: New York City's Transport Workers Union Local 100 goes
           on strike, shutting down all New York City Subway and Bus services.
2006 - A judge rules against the death penalty in the case of Naveed Haq, a man convicted in the
           shooting death and injuries at the Jewish Federation in Seattle.
2007 - Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes the oldest ever monarch of the United Kingdom,
           surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days.
2007 - The painting Portrait of Suzanne Bloch (1904), by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, was stolen
           from the São Paulo Museum of Art, along with O Lavrador de Café, by the major Brazilian
           modernist painter Candido Portinari.
2012 - Apple is denied a patent for mobile pinch-to-zoom gestures by the US patent authorities
2012 - Intercontinental Exchange purchases the New York Stock Exchange, the largest in the world,
           for $8 billion

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #1622 on: December 20, 2013, 11:48:39 AM »
This Day in History for 20th December


Famous Weddings


1949 - "Gone with the Wind" actor Clark Gable (48) weds socialite Sylvia Ashley (45)
1993 - Business magnate Donald Trump (47) weds former model Marla Maples (30) at Trump Plaza
           Hotel
1998 - "Def Jam" business magnate Russell Simmons (41) weds model Kimora Lee (23) on the
           French Caribbean island of Saint Barthelemy
2012 - Actor Facundo Arana (40) weds Maria Susini at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nordelta, Buenos
           Aires, Argentina

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #1623 on: December 20, 2013, 11:50:03 AM »
This Day in History for 20th December


Famous Divorces


2007 - "Hot in Cleveland" actress Valerie Bertinelli (47) divorces guitarist Eddie Van Halen (52) due to
           irreconcilable differences after 25 years of marriage

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #1624 on: December 20, 2013, 11:59:28 AM »
This Day in History for 20th December


Famous Birthdays


                                   
Tire Industrialist                            Psychic, illusionist Uri Geller (1946)      Crime Drama Producer Dick Wolf (1946)
Harvey Firestone (1868)


1494 - Oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555)
1537 - King John III of Sweden (d. 1592)
1539 - Paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer
1566 - Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612)
1579 - John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)
1594 - Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer
1606 - Christoph Schultze, composer
1626 - Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692)
1629 - Pieter de Hoogh, Dutch painter
1659 - Francois Fagel, Dutch lawyer/statesman
1717 - Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French statesman and diplomat (d. 1787)
1720 - Charles Edward Stuart, [Bonnie Prince Charlie/Young Pretender]
1729 - Franz Xaver Thomas Pokorny, composer
1758 - Othon Joseph Vandenbroek, composer
1774 - Guillaume-Perre-Antoine Gatayes, composer
1786 - Pietro Raimondi, composer
1792 - Nicolas Charlet, French painter (d. 1845)
1807 - Richard Lucian Page, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1901
1808 - Thomas Tinsley Craven, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1887
1809 - Friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt, composer
1812 - Achille Peri, composer
1813 - Samuel Jordan Kirkwood, (Gov-Iowa)/US Sect of Interior (1881-82)
1819 - John Geary, 1st SF postmaster, 1st mayor (May 1, 1850)
1825 - Romeyn Beck Ayres, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1888
1833 - Samuel A Mudd, doctor, convicted of giving medical aid to JW Booth
1838 - Edwin Abbott Abbott, English schoolmaster, theologian, and author (d. 1926)
1841 - Ferdinand Buisson, French pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1932)
1858 - Jean/Johannes T "Jan" Toorop, Dutch painter/graphic artist (3 Brides)
1859 - Antonius J Derkinderen, Dutch painter/etcher
1860 - Dan Leno, English entertainer (d. 1904)
1861 - Ivana Kobilca, Slovenian painter (d. 1926)
1865 - Maude Gonne, Irish nationalist (Irish Joan of Arc)
1865 - Elsie De Wolfe, American socialite and interior decorator (d. 1950)
1867 - Fini Valdemar Henriques, composer
1868 - Harvey Firestone, Columbia, Ohio, Industrialist, where the rubber meets the road, (d. 1938)
1869 - Charley Grapewin, Xenia OH, actor (Wizard of Oz, Libeled Lady)
1870 - Pieter C Boutens, Dutch poet (Voices, Carmina)
1871 - Henry Kimball Hadley, composer
1872 - Lorenzo Perosi, Italian composer
1873 - Kwan-Ichi Asakawa, Japanese historian(d. 1948)
1875 - T F Powys, Wales, writer (Captain Patch, Goat Green)
1876 - Jan Van Oudshoorn, [Jan K Feylbrief], Dutch writer (Maze of Senses)
1876 - Walter S Adams, US astronomer/director of Mount Wilson (1923-46)
1881 - Branch Rickey, baseball executive (Dodgers)
1884 - Marius HLW "Max" Blokzijl, Dutch nazi collaborator/traitor
1886 - Domingo Julio Gomez Garcia, composer
1886 - Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, California, tennis player (US Open 1909-11)
1888 - Fred Merkle, American baseball figure (d. 1958)
1889 - Bozidar Sirola, composer
1890 - Yvonne Arnaud, French-born actress (d. 1958)
1894 - Robert Menzies, Australian PM (1939-41, 1949-66)
1895 - Susanne Langer, US, philosopher/educator (Philosophy in a New Key)
1898 - Irene [Marie] Dunne, Louisville, actress (Show Boat, I Remember Mama)
1900 - Gabby Harnett, (NL MVP 1935)
1901 - Louis I Kahn, US architect [or Feb 20]
1901 - Robert Van de Graaff, Alabama, physicist (Mobility of Gaseous Ions)
1902 - George EAE, English prince/earl of St Andrews
1902 - Max Lerner, US, columnist (NY Post)
1902 - Sidney Hook, anticommunist philosopher (Paradoxes of Freedom)
1902 - George Edward Alexander Windsor, Duke of Kent (d. 1942)
1904 - Albert Van Dekker, Brooklyn NY, actor (Dr Cyclops, Beau Gesture)
1904 - [Schmidt] Hans Burkhardt, artist
1905 - "Tiger" Bill O'Reilly, cricketer (mighty Australian leg-spinner)
1906 - Dick White, head of British secret service (MI-5/MI-6)
1906 - Irving Krick, meteorologist
1906 - Lowell Gilmore, MN, actor (Living Christ Series)
1907 - Paul Francis Webster, songwriter (d. 1984)
1908 - Giulio Cesare Brero, composer
1908 - Norman Hackforth, broadcaster
1908 - Dennis Morgan, American actor (d. 1994)
1909 - Vagn Holmboe, composer
1909 - Vakkom Majeed, Indian politician (d. 2000)
1911 - Hortense Calisher, NYC, novelist (Arts & Letters 1967)
1915 - Aziz Nesin, writer
1916 - Michel Chartrand, Quebec union leader
1917 - David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (d. 1992)
1918 - Audrey Totter, Joliet Ill, actress (Carpetbaggers, Set-Up)
1922 - Charita Bauer, Newark NJ, actress (Guiding Light, Aldrich Family)
1922 - George Roy Hill, dir (Slap Shot, Little Drummer Girl, Little Romance)
1923 - Nadine Gordimer, Springs South Africa, novelist
1924 - Errol John, Port-of-Spain Trinidad, actor (PT-109, Assault on a Queen)
1924 - Ingeborg E A "Inge" Beekman, actress (Horizon)
1924 - Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician and broadcaster (d. 1980)
1925 - Bob de Moor, Flemish comic strip artist (Kuifje, Lion of Flanders)
1925 - Datuk Seri Mahathir bin Mahamad, premier of Malaysia (1981- )
1925 - Frederick Edward Nicklin, architect
1925 - Vlastimir Nikolovski, composer
1925 - Benito Lorenzi, Italian footballer (d. 2007)
1926 - David Levine, US painter
1926 - Otto Graf Lambsdorff, German politician
1927 - Jim Simpson, sportscaster
1927 - Kim Young-sam, President of South Korea
1928 - Charles Donald Adams, singer
1928 - Jack Christiansen, Kansas, NFL hall of famer defensive back (Lions)
1929 - Milan Panic, premier of little Yugoslavia
1931 - Mala Powers, American film actress (d. 2007)
1932 - John Hillerman, actor (Magnum PI)
1933 - Gordon Getty
1933 - Rik Van Looy, Belgian cyclist (world champion, 1961)
1933 - Jean Carnahan, U.S. Senator
1935 - Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla, cricketer (166 on debut Pakistan v Aust 1964)
1938 - John Harris Harbison, Orange NJ, composer
1939 - Agatha N "Kim" Weston, US gospel/singer (It Takes Two)
1939 - Dianne Arndt, artist/photographer
1939 - Klaus Schweizer, composer
1939 - Kathryn Joosten, Eustis, Florida, actress (Desperate Housewives), (d. 2012)
1940 - Larry Willis, rock keyboardist (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
1941 - Frank Creton, Suriname/Neth painter
1942 - Robert L Hayes, Jacksonville Fla, 100m/4x100m runner (Oly-2 gold-1964)
1943 - Angel Tompkins, Albany California, actress (Gloria-Search) [or 12/29/49]
1944 - G Wolfgruber, writer
1944 - Robert Colomby, NYC, rock drummer (Blood Sweat & Tears-When I Die)
1944 - Jean Fergusson, English actress
1945 - Peter Criss [George Peter John Criscuola], Brooklyn NY, American drummer and singer (Kiss)
1946 - John Spencer, actor (Tommy Mullanney-LA Law)
1946 - Uri Geller, Tel Aviv, Israel, psychic (bends forks)
1946 - Dick Wolf, New York, American television series creator (Miami Vice, Law & Order)
1947 - Gigliola Cinquetti, Italian singer
1948 - "Little" Stevie Wright, rocker (Easybeats)
1948 - Alan Parsons, London, audio engineer/music producer (The Dark Side of the Moon, Let it Be)
1949 - Claudia Jennings, [Mary Ellen Chestrerton], Minn, playmate (Nov, 1969)
1949 - Soumaïla Cissé, Malian politician
1949 - Cecil Cooper, American baseball player
1950 - Alex Chllton, rocker
1951 - Gilbert Montagné, French musician
1951 - Peter May, Scottish novelist and scriptwriter
1952 - Jenny Agutter, Taunton England, actress (Logan's Run, Equus, Amy)
1952 - Sergio Vastano, Italian actor (Nightclub, Prete Bello)
1954 - Michael Badalucco, American actor
1954 - Sandra Cisneros, American writer
1955 - Ed Kuepper, German/Australian, singer/songwriter (Saints)
1955 - Pierre Bokma, Dutch actor (Avonden, Leedvermaak)
1955 - Sammy Mitchell, US programmer (Qedit/TSE/Semware)
1956 - Blanche Baker, NYC, actress/Carroll Baker's Daughter (French Postcard)
1957 - Anita Baker, [Ward], Detroit Mi, vocalist (Rapture)
1957 - Billy Bragg, singer/songwriter
1957 - Mike Watt, US bassist (Rockband Firehose)
1957 - Joyce Hyser, American actress
1957 - Anna Vissi, Greek-Cypriot singer
1958 - Billy Bragg, British rocker (It Says Here, Ideology)
1958 - Steve Sailer, American political commentator
1959 - David Lutz, NFL guard/tackle (Detroit Lions)
1959 - Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, Prime Minister of Poland
1960 - Carolyn Seaward, Devonshire England, Miss United Kingdom (1979)
1960 - John Fitzgerald, Australia, tennis star
1960 - Piet Keur, Dutch soccer player/trainer, (SC Heerenveen, AZ)
1960 - Nalo Hopkinson, Canadian writer
1961 - Bonnie Marino, Cleveland Oh, playmate (Jun, 1990)
1961 - Gale Gilbert, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers)
1961 - Nate Newton, NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys)
1961 - Mohammad Fouad, Arab singer and actor
1962 - Thomas Newberry, NFL guard (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1963 - Karen Moncrieff, Sacramento California, actress (Xtro 3, Days of Our Lives)
1963 - Pam Casale, Camden NJ, tennis player (Marco Island finals 1985)
1963 - Infanta Elena of Spain
1965 - Robert Cavanah, Scottish actor
1966 - Chris Robinson, Atlanta, rocker (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker)
1966 - Ed de Goey, Dutch soccer goalie (Feyenoord)
1966 - Tim Hauck, NFL safety (Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks)
1966 - Matt Neal , British Race Driver
1966 - Myrra Malmberg, Swedish singer
1967 - Duncan Kennedy, Burlington California, luger (Olympics-1994)
1967 - Wendy Hamilton, Detroit Mich, playmate (Dec, 1991)
1968 - Joe Cornish, British comedian
1969 - Bobby Phills, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Hornets)
1970 - Dino Felicetti, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
1970 - Grant Flower, cricketer (bro of Andy Zimbabwe Test opening batsman)
1970 - Jason Simmons, CFL/WLAF defensive tackle (Roughriders, Claymores)
1970 - Tony Semple, NFL guard (Detroit Lions)
1970 - Travis Green, Castlegar, NHL center (NY Islanders)
1970 - Nicole DeBoer, Canadian actress
1971 - Jerry Ellison, NFL running back (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1972 - Scott Slutzker, American football tight end (Indianapolis Colts)
1972 - Jan Caloun, hockey forward (Team Czech Oly-Gold-1998)
1972 - Jonathan Wyatt, Lower Hutt NZ, 5000m (Olympics-96)
1972 - Anders Odden, Norwegian musician
1973 - Barry Stokes, WLAF offensive linesman (Rhein Fire)
1973 - Cory Stillman, Peterborough, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
1973 - Jenny Boucek, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
1973 - Muadianvita Kazadi, linebacker (St Louis Rams)
1974 - Augie Ojeda, Los Angeles California, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
1974 - Die, Japanese musician (Dir en grey)
1975 - Bartosz Bosacki, Polish footballer
1975 - Jaydy Michel, Mexican model
1976 - Jang Hyuk, Korean actor
1976 - Aubrey Huff, American baseball player
1976 - Adam Powell, Neopets creator
1976 - Ramon Stoppelenburg, world traveler and Dutch author
1977 - Saukrates, Canadian rapper
1978 - Geremi Njitap, Cameroon footballer
1978 - Andrei Markov, Russian ice hockey player
1979 - David DeJesus, American baseball player
1979 - Michael Rogers, Australian cyclist
1980 - Ashley Cole, English footballer
1980 - Fitz Hall, English footballer
1980 - Tony, French-born Portuguese footballer
1981 - Roy Williams, American football player
1981 - James Shields, American baseball player
1981 - Chris Edwards, British musician (Kasabian)
1982 - Mohammed Asif, Pakistani cricket player
1982 - Kasper Klausen, Danish footballer
1982 - David Wright, American baseball player
1982 - David Cook, American singer, winner of American Idol.
1983 - Jonah Hill, American actor
1983 - Lucy Pinder, British model
1983 - Darren Sammy, St. Lucian West Indies cricketer
1983 - Lara Stone, Dutch model
1983 - Adrián Varela, Mexican singer
1984 - David Tavaré, Spanish singer
1987 - Tariel Zintiridis, Greek judoka
1989 - Virgilio Falco, Italian politician
1990 - JoJo, American singer

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #1625 on: December 20, 2013, 12:03:21 PM »
This Day in History for 20th December


Famous Deaths


                 
Playwright Moss Hart (1961)                    Author John Steinbeck (1968)


217 - Pope Zephyrinus
860 - King Ethelbald of Wessex
910 - Alfonso III the Great, King of Leon, Galicia and Asturias, dies
1022 - Elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996)
1073 - Domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies
1355 - Stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies
1494 - Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet
1524 - Thomas Linacre, English scholar and physician
1539 - Johannes Lupi, Flemish composer
1590 - Ambroise Paré, French physician (b. 1510)
1632 - Nicolas Antoine, French cath pastor who converted to Judaism, executed
1676 - John Galle, Flemish engraver/printer, dies at 76
1679 - Johan Maurits, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies at 75
1722 - Kangxi Emperor of China (b. 1654)
1723 - Augustus Quirinus Rivinus (b. 1652)
1740 - Richard Boyle, 2nd Viscount Shannon, English military officer and statesman (b. 1675)
1749 - Pakubuwono II, susuhunan of Mataram Java, dies
1768 - Carlo Innocenzio Maria Frugoni, Italian poet (b. 1692)
1783 - Antonio Francisco Jawer Jose Soler, Sp composer (Fandango), dies at 54
1793 - Joseph Legros, composer, dies at 54
1798 - Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Dutch engraver/art collector, dies at 72
1799 - David Traugott Nicolai, composer, dies at 66
1812 - Sacagawea, Shoshone interpreter for Lewis & Clark, dies
1815 - Giovanni Meli, Sicilian poet (Buccolica), dies at 75
1819 - Louis-Luc Loiseau de Persuis, composer, dies at 50
1821 - Gian Francesco Fortunati, composer, dies at 75
1856 - Francesco Bentivegna, Italian revolutionary (b. 1820)
1862 - Robert Knox Scottish surgeon, anatomist and zoologist
1875 - Michail P Pogodin, Russian historian/writer (Povesti), dies at 75
1876 - Hannah Omish, at 12 is youngest ever hanged in US
1903 - Gavriil Musicescu, composer, dies at 56
1909 - Benjamin Ipavec, composer, dies at 79
1916 - Manuel Giro, composer, dies at 68
1916 - William Wallace Gilchrist, composer, dies at 70
1917 - Lucien Petit-Breton, Argentine-French cyclist (b. 1882)
1921 - Hans Hartwig von Beseler, German general (b. 1850)
1929 - Emile Loubet, French premier (1892)/president (1899-1906), dies at 90
1935 - Martin O'Meara, Australian soldier (b. 1882)
1936 - Baron De Borchgrave, Belgian ambassador, murdered in Madrid
1937 - Erich Ludendorff, German general (WW I), dies at 72
1938 - Annie Armstrong, American missionary leader (b. 1850)
1939 - Hans Langsdorff, German capt (Graaf Spee), commits suicide
1941 - Igor Severyanin, Russian poet (b. 1887)
1942 - Jean Gilbert, [Max Winterfield], German composer, dies at 63
1944 - Abbas Hilmi II, viceroy of Egypt (1892-1914), dies at 70
1945 - Charles Eady, cricketer (Tasmanian player for Aust 1896-1901), dies
1948 - C Aubrey Smith, actor (Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 85
1948 - Ladha Ramji, cricketer (bro of Amar Singh, Test Ind 1933-34), dies
1954 - Emilis Melngailis, composer, dies at 80
1954 - James Hilton, English author (Lost Horizon), dies at 54
1956 - Ramon Carrillo, Argentine neuroscientist and Public Health minister (b. 1906)
1961 - Moss Hart, American dramatist (You can't take it with you), dies at 57
1961 - Earle Page, eleventh Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1880)
1962 - Erik William Gustav Leidzen, composer, dies at 68
1962 - Luis Abraham Delgadillo, composer, dies at 75
1963 - Paul Constantinescu, composer, dies at 54
1965 - Egon Freiherr von Eickstedt, German anthropologist, dies at 73
1968 - Bax Brod, composer, dies at 84
1968 - John Steinbeck, author (Grapes of Wrath, Nobel 1940, 62), dies at 66
1968 - Max Brod, writer, dies at 84
1971 - Roy O Disney, Brother of Walt, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 78
1973 - Bobby Darin, singer (Mack the Knife), dies of heart failure at 37
1973 - Luis Carrero Blanco, PM of Spain (1973), assassinated by ETA
1974 - Andre Jolivet, French composer (L'eunuque), dies at 69
1975 - Vincent Lopez, orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard), dies at 76
1975 - William Lundigan, Syracuse NY, actor (Climax), dies at 61
1976 - Richard J Daley, (Mayor-D-Chicago), dies at 74
1976 - Walter Fitzgerald, actor (Adv of Sadie, Fallen Idol), dies at 80
1981 - Dimitris Rontiris, Greek actor and director (b. 1899)
1982 - Artur Rubinstein, pianist (My Young Years), dies in Geneva at 95
1984 - Gonzalo Márquez, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1946)
1986 - Joe DeSa, American baseball player (b. 1959)
1988 - Max Robinson, 1st black network (ABC) TV anchor, dies of AIDS at 49
1988 - Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian television pioneer (b. 1908)
1989 - Audrey Christie, actress (Splendor in the Grass), dies at 77
1991 - Andries D Copier, Dutch glass designer (Guild glass), dies
1991 - Fop[pe] I Brouwer, biologist (Everything That Lives & Grows), dies
1991 - Helene Heigh, actress (Undercover Woman, Teen Age Thunder), dies at 86
1991 - Sam Rabin, speaker of house, dies at 88
1991 - Stephen Birnbaum, US tourism writer, dies at 54
1991 - Thomas Newman, actor/composer (Cape Fear), dies of heart attack at 60
1991 - Walter Chiari, actor (Girl Under Sheet), dies of heart attack at 67
1991 - Simone Beck, French chef (b. 1904)
1991 - Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (b. 1942)
1993 - Moses Gunn, actor (Shaft), dies at 64
1993 - Sam Wanamaker, actor (Pvt Benjamin), dies from cancer at 74
1993 - W Edwards Deming, US economist (helped Japan after WW II), dies at 93
1994 - Dean Rusk, US Sect of State (1961-69), dies at 85
1994 - J C "Jody" Bateman, fiddler, dies at 75
1995 - John Henry Jacques, co-operative retailer, dies at 90
1995 - Madge Sinclair, actress (Star Trek IV, Conrack, Convoy), dies at 55
1996 - Amata Kabua, Pres of Marshall Islands (1979-96), dies
1996 - Carl Sagan, scientist (Contact), dies at 62
1996 - Roger Peacock), writer, dies at 76
1997 - Dawn Steel, film maker (When Harry Met Sally), dies at 51
1997 - Denise Levertov, poet, dies at 74
1997 - Vincent Ciccone, inventor (Blow-Pops candy), dies at 81
1998 - Irene Hervey, American actress (b. 1910)
1998 - Chester P. Lyons, Canadian naturalist and author (b. 1915)
1999 - Hank Snow, Canadian singer (b. 1914)
1999 - Riccardo Freda, Italian film director (b. 1909)
2000 - Mirza Ghulam Hafiz, Bangladesh statesman, politician, and philanthropist (b. 1920)
2001 - Foster Brooks, American actor and comedian (b. 1912)
2001 - Léopold Sédar Senghor, first President of Senegal (b. 1906)
2005 - Maniam Moorthy, Malaysian climber
2006 - Shi Yuejun, Chinese serial killer
2007 - Nataline Sarkisyan, American medical patient (b. 1990)
2009 - Jack Hixon, English football talent scout (b. 1921)
2009 - Brittany Murphy, American actress (b. 1977)
2009 - Arnold Stang, American comic actor (b. 1918)
2009 - Mairoon Ali, Trinidadian comedienne and actress (b. 1954)
2010 - Brian Hanrahan, British journalist (b. 1949)
2010 - Steve Landesberg, American actor and comedian (b. 1945)
2010 - James R. Mann, American attorney and politician (b. 1920)
2012 - Jimmy McCracklin, American pianist, dies from diabetes and hypertension at 91