30 October 2013 - WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY?


WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY?

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  • 0701 - John VI of Greece begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0942 - Alberic nominates Pope Marinus II (Martinus III)
  • 1077 - German king Henry IV gives away bisdom Utrecht county Staveren
  • 1270 - 8th & last crusade is launched
  • 1389 - French king Charles VI visits pope Clemens VII
  • 1468 - Charles the Stout occupies & plunders Luik
  • 1485 - King Henry VII Tudor crowned "Yeomen of the Guard"
  • 1489 - Peace of Tours, between emperor Maximilian I & Flemings
  • 1493 - Christopher Columbus discovers island of Dominica
  • 1503 - Queen Isabella of Spain bans violence against indians
  • 1534 - English Parliament passes Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the English church - a role formerly held by the Pope
  • 1611 - Gustaaf II Adolf (17) becomes king of Sweden
  • 1629 - King Charles I gives Bahamas to Sir Robert Heath
  • 1697 - Germany signs French/English/Spanish/Neth/Brandenburgs peace treaty ending 9 year War
  • 1739 - England declares war on Spain: War of Jenkin's Ear [NS=Oct 19]
  • 1768 - 1st Methodist church in US initiated (Wesley Chapel, NYC)
  • 1772 - Capt Cook arrives with ship Resolution in Capetown
  • 1775 - 1st navy in US forms
  • 1851 - Alfred de Mussets "Bettine," premieres in Paris
  • 1862 - Dr Richard Gatling patents machine gun
  • 1864 - Helena, Montana's capital, founded
  • 1866 - Jesse James gang robs bank in Lexington Missouri ($2000)
  • 1868 - John Menard of Louisiana is 1st black elected to Congress
  • 1871 - Phila Athletics beat Chicago for 1st Natl Assn baseball pennant
  • 1873 - P T Barnum's circus, "Greatest Show on Earth," debuts (NYC)
  • 1883 - Austria-Hungary/Germany/Romania signs military treaty
  • 1886 - Great-Britain/Germany divide boundaries in East-Africa
  • 1888 - In London, Jack the Ripper murders his last victim
  • 1888 - John J Loud patents ballpoint pen
  • 1888 - Ndebele-king Lobengula grants Cecil Rhodes, Mashonaland œ100 per month
  • 1893 - Senate approves repealing Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890
  • 1894 - Daniel Cooper patents time clock
  • 1896 - Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah becomes 1st female senator
  • 1899 - Battle at Ladysmith Natal: Boers beat lt-general Whites army
  • 1899 - British Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill reaches Capetown
  • 1900 - 1st-ever US auto show opens in Madison Square Garden in NYC
  • 1901 - Battle at Bakenlaagte: lt-col Bensons unit vs Boers
  • 1905 - "October Manifesto" Russian Tsar Nicholas II grants civil liberties
  • 1905 - GB Shaw's "Mrs Warren's Profession," premieres in NYC
  • 1905 - Tsar of Russia accepts 1st Duma (Parliament)
  • 1911 - Clark Griffith is named manager of Wash Senators
  • 1914 - Allied offensive at Ypres (Belgium) begins
  • 1917 - British govt gives final approval to Balfour Declaration
  • 1918 - Slovakia asks for creation of Czechoslovakian state
  • 1919 - Baseball league presidents call for abolishment of spitball
  • 1922 - Anxious to compete with the Yankees, the NY Giants pay $65,000 & 3 players for Jack Bentley (hits .349 & is 13-1 as pitcher in 1922)
  • 1922 - Mussolini forms govt in Italy
  • 1925 - KUT-AM in Austin TX begins radio transmissions
  • 1930 - Turkey & Greece sign a treaty of friendship
  • 1931 - W2XB TV channel 1 in NYC, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1938 - Orson Welles panics a nation with broadcast of "War of the Worlds"
  • 1939 - USSR & Germany agree on partitioning Poland, Hitler deports Jews
  • 1939 - German U boat fails on attack of English battleship Nelson with Winston Churchill, Dudley Pound & Charles Forbes aboard
  • 1940 - Cole Porters musical "Panama hattie," premieres in NYC
  • 1941 - USS Reuben James torpedoed by Germans, even though US is not in war
  • 1942 - 8th day of battle at El Alamein: new Australian assault
  • 1942 - US aircraft carrier Enterprise reaches Noum‚a
  • 1943 - Italian director Federico Fellini marries actress Giulietta Masina
  • 1943 - Molotov-Eden-Cordell Hull accord over operations at UN
  • 1943 - Soviet forces under Tolbuchin stick Sivash-bay about
  • 1944 - Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring," premieres in Wash DC
  • 1944 - Anne Frank (of Diary fame) is deported from Auschwitz to Belsen
  • 1944 - Last transport for Auschwitz arrives in Birkenau
  • 1944 - Scottish Highlanders liberate Waalwijk
  • 1944 - Sweden announces intention to stay neutral & refuse sanctuary in WW II
  • 1944 - Tholen Island freed
  • 1945 - Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to a Montreal Royals
  • 1945 - US government announces end of shoe rationing
  • 1947 - 23 countries sign GATT agreement in Geneva
  • 1947 - Darius Milhauds 3rd Symphony "Hymnus Ambrosianus," premieres in Paris
  • 1948 - 20 die & 6,000 made ill by smog in Donora Pennsylvania
  • 1948 - Operation Hiram: Israelis take control of Galilee
  • 1949 - "Lost in the Stars" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 281 perfs
  • 1949 - Kurt Weill & Maxwell Anderson's musical premieres in NYC
  • 1950 - David Diamond's 3rd Symphony, premieres
  • 1951 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1952 - Clarence Birdseye sells 1st frozen peas
  • 1953 - Dr Albert Schweitzer & Gen George C Marshall win Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1954 - Defense Department announces elimination of all segregated regiments
  • 1954 - Linus Pauling won the Nobel prize in chemistry
  • 1954 - US Armed Forces end segregation of races
  • 1955 - Imtiaz Ahmed scores 209 v NZ, the record for a no 8 batsman
  • 1956 - Israel captures Egyptian militay post at El-Thamad
  • 1956 - Dodgers sell Ebbets Field to a real estate group They agree to stay until 1959, with an option to stay until 1961
  • 1957 - Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 11th Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • 1957 - Soviet Union launches, Sputnik II, carrying a dog named Laika
  • 1957 - WLWI (now WTHR) TV channel 13 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1957 - WYTV TV channel 33 in Youngstown, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 - Guatemala's "La Hora" reports plan for invasion on Cuba
  • 1961 - Soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb
  • 1961 - UN unanimously elects U Thant acting secretary general of the UN
  • 1961 - Soviet Party Congress unanimously approves a resolution removing Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb in Red Square
  • 1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
  • 1963 - Morocco & Algeria signs cease fire
  • 1963 - Sandy Koufax wins NL MVP award
  • 1964 - Tran Van Huong appointed premier of South Vietnam
  • 1965 - Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Las Cruces Golf Open
  • 1965 - Fireworks explosions kill 50 in Cartagena, Colombia
  • 1966 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies Golf Open
  • 1967 - Arthur Allyn says White Sox will play 9 games in Milwaukee in 1968
  • 1967 - Ferdinand Bracke bicycles world record time (48,093 km)
  • 1967 - USSR Kosmos 186 & 188 make 1st automatic docking & Venmera 13 launch
  • 1968 - Jaqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis on the island of Scorpios
  • 1968 - Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Lars Onsager (thermodynamics)
  • 1968 - Nobel prize for physics awarded to Luis Alvarez (bubble chamber)
  • 1968 - Queen Juliana opens IJ tunnel in Amsterdam
  • 1969 - WXPO (now WNDS) TV channel 50 in Manchester, NH (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1970 - KVEW TV channel 42 in Kennewick, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 - 45 die in a train crash in Chicago Ill
  • 1972 - Worst US rail accident in 14 years; 45 die in Chicago
  • 1973 - Tom Seaver becomes 1st non-20-game winner to win Cy Young award
  • 1974 - Calif Angel Nolan Ryan throws fastest recorded pitch (100.9 MPH)
  • 1974 - Catfish Hunter is named AL Cy Young Award
  • 1974 - Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in 8th round in Kinshasa Zaire
  • 1975 - Giants pitcher John "the Count of" Montefusco wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1975 - John Bucyk, Boston, became 7th NHLer to score 500 goals
  • 1975 - Juan Carlos assumes power in Spain
  • 1975 - NY Daily News runs headline "Ford to City: Drop Dead"
  • 1976 - "Going Up" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 1976 - Jane Pauley becomes news co-anchor of Today Show
  • 1976 - Rev Joseph Evans elected president of United Church of Christ
  • 1977 - Panama 747SP lands after polar flight around Earth in record 54:07
  • 1978 - Laura Nickel & Curt Noll find 25th Mersenne prime, 2 ^ 21701-1
  • 1978 - Uganda troops attack Tanzania
  • 1979 - NASA launches space vehicle S-203
  • 1979 - Richard Arrington elected mayor of Birmingham
  • 1980 - Honduras & El Salvador settle their boundary dispute
  • 1980 - NASA launches Flt Satcom-4
  • 1982 - Portugal revises constitution
  • 1984 - Tigers reliever Willie Hernandez wins AL Cy Young Award
  • 1985 - 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61-A)-Challenger 9-launched
  • 1986 - Discovery moves to OPF where more than 200 modification are made
  • 1988 - 2 gambling clubs & 1 player share 61.38 M California lotto jackpot
  • 1988 - Beth Daniel wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
  • 1988 - Jim Elliott (US) completes 24-hr paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi
  • 1988 - NY Jets finally beat Pittsburgh Steelers for 1st time
  • 1989 - August A Busch III becomes CEO of St Louis Cards
  • 1989 - Smith Dairy at Orrville Ohio, makes largest milk shake (1,575.2 gal)
  • 1990 - England-France complete "Chunnel"
  • 1991 - Colombian govt negotiate with M-19-guerrilla
  • 1991 - Mark Sauer becomes CEO of Pitts Pirates
  • 1991 - Mid East peace conference begins in Madrid Spain
  • 1991 - Singer Clint Black (34) weds actress Lisa Hartman (29)
  • 1992 - MTA begins installing automated fare collection turnstiles
  • 1993 - Toronto Maple Leafs lose 1st game of season after going 10-0-0
  • 1994 - Leftist coalition wins Marcedonia parliamentary election
  • 1994 - Thomas Nicely reports bug in Intel's Pentium-processor on Internet
  • 1994 - US wins Nichirei LPGA Golf International
  • 1995 - Quebec Referendum votes to remain part of Canada
  • 1997 - "Cherry Orchard," opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • 1997 - Shirley Allen, 51, held Illinois police off for 39 days captured 


 FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS ON THIS DAY:

  • 1391 - Eduard, [Dom Duarte], King of Portugal (1433-38)/author
  • 1576 - Enrico C Davila, Padua Italy, writer (Storia delguerre civili Francia)
  • 1612 - Paul Wirtz, [Wrtz], German/Neth army commander
  • 1620 - Michael de Ronghe, composer
  • 1632 - Richard Brinsley Sheridan, playwright (School for Scandal) (or 1751)
  • 1683 - George II [August], King of Great-Britain (1727-60)
  • 1712 - Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich, German painter
  • 1735 - Edward Miller, composer
  • 1735 - John Adams, Braintree (Quincy) Mass, 2nd president USA (1797-1801)
  • 1741 - Angelica Kauffmann, Swiss painter
  • 1787 - Karl Guhr, composer
  • 1790 - Karol Joseph Lipinski, composer
  • 1790 - Rinse Posthumus, Frisian writer
  • 1807 - James Samuel Wadsworth, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1817 - Hermann Kopp, German chemist (Jahresbericht of Chemistry)
  • 1821 - Cenobio Paniagua y Vasques, composer
  • 1821 - Fjodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski, Russian novelist (Idiot) [NS=11/11]
  • 1829 - Roscoe Conkling, MC (Union), died in 1888
  • 1830 - Fran‡ois Cr‚pin, Belgian botany
  • 1830 - John Stevens Bowen, Major General (Confederate Army) died in 1863
  • 1839 - Alfred Sisley, French impressionist painter
  • 1840 - Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano
  • 1840 - William G Sumner, US sociologist/political analyst
  • 1843 - A G Henri Regnault, French water colors painter
  • 1845 - Gustav Weber, composer
  • 1848 - Zinovi P Rozhestvensky, Russian vice-admiral
  • 1849 - Johan Willem, son of Dutch princess Marianne & coachman
  • 1857 - John H Aberson, 1st chancellor (Dutch Agricultural University)
  • 1864 - Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, composer
  • 1869 - Lawrence Grant, Bournemouth England, actor (Bulldog Drummond)
  • 1871 - Paul Val‚ry, France, poet/essayist/critic (La Jeune)
  • 1873 - Francisco Madero, Mexico, revolutionary, president (1911-13)
  • 1879 - Eily Malyon, London, actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch, Devotion)
  • 1880 - Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal)
  • 1881 - Lena Christ, writer
  • 1882 - William "Bull" F Halsey, US vice-admiral (WW II Pacific)
  • 1884 - Rudolf Forster, Grobming Austria, actor (Threepenny Opera)
  • 1885 - Ezra Loomis Pound, Hailey Idaho, poet (Cantos)
  • 1887 - Eduardo Ciannelli, Italy, actor (Waldo-Johnny Staccato)
  • 1887 - Georg Heym, writer
  • 1893 - Charles Atlas, [Angelo Siciliano], US, bodybuilder
  • 1893 - Jan M Romein, Dutch historian (Low Countries at Sea)
  • 1893 - Willi Apel, German/US musicologist (Harvard dictionary of music)
  • 1894 - Peter Warlock, composer
  • 1896 - Anatoly Grigor'yevich Novikov, composer
  • 1896 - Ruth Gordon, Mass, actress (Rosemary's Baby, Harold & Maude)
  • 1899 - Ernst H Ridder van Rappard, Dutch SS officer/founder (NSNAP)
  • 1900 - Augustin Lara, composer
  • 1902 - Armin Kaufmann, composer
  • 1903 - Konrad Friedrich Noetel, composer
  • 1904 - Alfred Gradstein, composer
  • 1904 - Paul D Stoop, US vice-admiral (WW II-Coral Sea)
  • 1905 - Christian Darnton, composer
  • 1907 - Albert Rice Leventhal, publisher (Little Golden Books)
  • 1907 - Gy”rgy R nki, Budapest Hungary, composer (H¢emberek)
  • 1907 - Renzo Cesana, Rome Italy, TV host (First Date, Continental)
  • 1908 - Franco Margola, composer
  • 1908 - Stuart Hamblen, Texas, singer/composer (This Old House)
  • 1910 - Miguel Hernadez Gilabert, Spain, poet (Viento del Pueblo)
  • 1912 - Preston Lockwood, actor (House of Windsor, Black Candle)
  • 1913 - Joris No‰, Flemish literary
  • 1914 - Marion Ladewig, Mich, bowler (9 time woman bowler of year 1950-63)
  • 1914 - Marius Hendrikus Flothuis, Dutch composer/author (Mozart biography)
  • 1914 - Patsy Montana Ruby Blevins, singer
  • 1915 - Pierre Wissmer, Swiss composer (Capitaine Bruno)
  • 1917 - Ruth Hussey, Providence RI, actress (Another Thin Man, Phila Story)
  • 1918 - Robert Feller, MLB pitcher (Red Sox, led AL in strikeouts 7 times)
  • 1918 - Ted Williams, hitter (Red Sox, AL MVP '46, '49; Trip Crown '42, '47)
  • 1919 - Jane Randolph, singer, backup for Tony Orlando (Dawn)
  • 1921 - Charles Bronson, actor (Magnificent Seven, Dirty Dozen, Deathwish)
  • 1924 - Hannelore Weygrand, German FR, equestrian dressage (Oly-silver-1956)
  • 1924 - Serge Golovine, French ballet choreographer (Death of Narcissus)
  • 1925 - Gus Savage, (Rep-D-IL, 1981- )
  • 1925 - Teo Macero, composer
  • 1927 - Joseph Wilbur Adcock, manager/player (Braves)
  • 1928 - Ernest Flatt, choreographer (Carol Burnett Show)
  • 1928 - Michael Andrews, painter
  • 1928 - William Campbell, Newark NJ, actor (Jerry-Cannonball, Luke-Dynasty)
  • 1929 - Joan Ganz Cooney, founder (Children's Television Workshop)
  • 1930 - Clifford Brown, [Brownie], US jazz trumpeter/composer
  • 1930 - Marilyn Alex, Hollywood Calif, actress (Molly-Young & Restless)
  • 1931 - David Wilson, director of British Museum (1977-92)
  • 1931 - Dick Gautier, LA Calif, actor (Hymie-Get Smart, Mr Terrific)
  • 1931 - John Macchia, CA, actor (Beach Blanket Bingo, Beach Party)
  • 1932 - Louis Malle, France, director (Atlantic City, Black Moon, Viva Maria)
  • 1933 - Ken Berry, actor (Sam-Mayberry RFD, Vinton-Mama's Family)
  • 1933 - Michael S Dukakis, (Gov-D-Mass)/presidential candidate (D-1988)
  • 1934 - Hamilton Camp, London, actor (Andrew-He & She, Meatballs 2)
  • 1935 - Michael Winner, producer/director (Big Sleep, Death Wish)
  • 1936 - Jim Perry, pitcher (Cy Young Award 1970)
  • 1936 - Roy Emerson, tennis player (won 12 Majors in singles from 1961-67)
  • 1937 - Claude Lelouch, movie director (A Man & A Woman, Cat & Mouse, Bolero)
  • 1937 - Pat Williams, (Rep-D-Montana, 1979- )
  • 1939 - Eddie Holland, US singer/songwriter (Jamie, Leaving Here)
  • 1939 - Grace Slick, Chicago, rock vocalist (Jefferson Airplane-White Rabbit)
  • 1939 - Norman West, US singer (Soul Children, Hearsay, Give 'em Love)
  • 1940 - Ed Lauter, Long Beach NY, actor (Sheriff Cain-BJ & the Bear)
  • 1940 - Miguel Calder¢n-G¢mez, Havana, basketball player (Olympic-bronze-1972)
  • 1941 - Otis Williams, rocker (Temptations)
  • 1942 - Sven-David Sandstrom, composer
  • 1943 - Joanna Shimkus, Halifax NS, actress (Marriage of a Young Stockbroker)
  • 1945 - Glenn Poshard, (Rep-D-Illinois)
  • 1945 - Henry Winkler, NYC, actor (Fonz-Happy Days, Night Shift)
  • 1946 - Andrea Mitchell, NYC, newscaster (NBC-TV, Summer Sunday USA)
  • 1946 - Chris Slade, rocker (AC/DC)
  • 1946 - Ian McGeechan, Scottish rugby player
  • 1946 - Lynne Marta, Phila Pa, actress (Love American Style)
  • 1946 - Robert L "Hoot" Gibson, Cooperstown NY, USN/ast (STS 41B,61C,27,47,71)
  • 1947 - Chris Komar, dancer
  • 1947 - Timothy B Schmidt, Oakland CA, rocker (Eagles)
  • 1949 - David Green, Melbourne Australia, rock bassist (Air Supply)
  • 1949 - Larry Holmes, boxer/heavyweight champ (1978-85)
  • 1949 - Otis Williams, [Otis Miles], TX, rock vocalist (Temptations)
  • 1950 - John T Doolittle, (Rep-R-California)
  • 1950 - Louise Duart, Quincy MA, comedienne (Paramount Comedy Theater # 5)
  • 1950 - Phil Chenier, NBA guard (Wash Bullets)
  • 1951 - Frank Pallone Jr, (Rep-D-New Jersey)
  • 1951 - Harry Hamlin, Pasadena Calif, actor (Michael Kuzak-LA Law)
  • 1953 - Alexander Fedorovich Poleshchuk, Moscow, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-16)
  • 1953 - Charles Martin Smith, Van Nuys CA, actor (American Graffiti)
  • 1953 - Kathleen Cody, Bronx NY, actress (Charley & the Angel)
  • 1953 - Peter Hoekstra, (Rep-R-Michigan)
  • 1954 - JoAnne Russell, Miami Fla, tennis player (Wibeldon Double 1977)
  • 1954 - T Graham Brown, Arabi Ga, country singer (Come as you Were)
  • 1955 - Shanna Reed, KC Kansas, actress (Major Dad, Mirrors)
  • 1956 - Juliet Stevenson, Essex England, actress (Secret Rapture, Life Story)
  • 1956 - Leslie Webb, equestrian dressage (Olympics-96)
  • 1956 - Tim Roemer, (Rep-D-Indiana)
  • 1957 - Aleksandr Ivanovich Lazutkin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-25)
  • 1958 - Kevin Pollak, SF, comedian (Usual Suspects, Grumpy Old Men)
  • 1960 - David Valle, Bayside NY, catcher (Texas Rangers)
  • 1960 - Diego A Maradona, Argentina/Italy soccer player (World Cup)
  • 1960 - Kim Thompson, Bath England, actress (Stealing Heaven)
  • 1960 - Monica Bellucci, Citta di Castello Italy, actress (Dracula)
  • 1961 - Hans Segers, soccer goaltender (PSV, Nottingham Forest, Wimbledon)
  • 1962 - Courtney Walsh, cricketer (WI pace bowler, hat-trick v Aust 1988)
  • 1962 - Danny Tartabull, Miami FL, outfielder (NY Yankees, Chic White Sox)
  • 1962 - Mark Portugal, LA Calif, pitcher (Cin Reds)
  • 1963 - Jerry de Borg, English pop guitarist (Jesus Jones-Real, Real, Real)
  • 1963 - Kristina Malandro Wagner, actress (Felicia Jones-General Hospital)
  • 1963 - Mike Veletta, cricketer (West Aussie opening bat, 8 Tests for Aust)
  • 1963 - Todd Sand, Burbank Calif, pairs skaters (Olympics-1994)
  • 1964 - Sandra H Magnus, Belleville Il, PhD/astronaut
  • 1965 - Charnele Brown, East Hampton NY, actress (Kim-A Different World)
  • 1965 - Kevin Edwards, NBA guard (NJ Nets)
  • 1967 - Brenda Catherine Lawson, Wanganui NZ, double scull rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 - Pat Elynuik, Foam Lake, NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1967 - Ty Detmer, quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1969 - Brittany Gae Thompson, Portland Oregon, Miss Oregon-America (1991)
  • 1969 - Mayumi Hirase, Kumamoto Japan, LPGA golfer (Japan Jr-1985, 86, 87)
  • 1970 - Dino Philyaw, NFL running back (NE Patriots)
  • 1970 - James Pedro, Danvers Mass, lightweight judoka (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)
  • 1970 - Kevin Johnson, NFL defensive tackle (Phila Eagles, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1970 - Nia Long, Bkln NY, actress (Guiding Light, Made in America, Soul Food)
  • 1970 - Patrice Tardif, Thetford Mines, NHL center (LA Kings)
  • 1970 - Stefan Gamlin, WLAF offensive linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1970 - Suvat Karadag, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1970 - Wim Bubberman, soccer player (Sparta)
  • 1971 - Edward "Ted" Murphy, Boston Mass, rower (Olympics-5th-1996)
  • 1971 - Henry Ford, NFL defensive end (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1972 - Georgina Douglas, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 - Patrice Denis, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1972 - Trevor Wilmot, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts, Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1973 - Ellis Johnson, NFL defensive back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1973 - Melissa Deanne Holiday, Greenwood SC, playmate (Jan, 1995)
  • 1975 - Joanne Malar, Hamilton Ontario, swimmer (Olympics-11-92, 96)
  • 1975 - Stephanie Camp, Rapid City SD, Miss America-SD (1997)
  • 1976 - Maurice Taylor, NBA forward (LA Clippers)


Clancy's comment: And, of course, Scott Skipper from California, USA - esteemed author of 'In The Blood', 'The Hundred Years Farce' and 'Family Traits'. Happy birthday, Scott.

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