2 February 2014 - WHAT HAPPENED TODAY?


WHAT HAPPENED TODAY?

G'day guys,

Ever wondered what happened on this day in history? Check these. You might find some long-lost relatives.

  • 0506 - King Alarik II of Visigoten delegates Lex Romania Visigothorum out
  • 0962 - Pope John XII crowns German King Otto I the Great Emperor
  • 1032 - Koenraad II succeeds Rudolf III as king of Bourgundy
  • 1119 - Guido di Borgogna elected Pope Callistus II
  • 1141 - Battle at Lincoln: King Stephen captured
  • 1461 - 2nd battle of St Alban's-Lancastrian defeat Yorkists
  • 1536 - Pedro de Mendoza finds Argentine city of Buenos Aires
  • 1550 - English Edward Seymour duke of Somerset, freed
  • 1633 - M Rossi's opera "Erminia sul Giordano," premieres in Rome
  • 1637 - Zorilla's "El m s Impropio Verdugo Para Las," premieres in Madrid
  • 1653 - New Amsterdam becomes a city (later NYC)
  • 1709 - British sailor Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being marooned on a desert island for 5 years, his story inspires "Robinson Crusoe"
  • 1714 - Nicholas Rowe's "tragedy of Jane Shore," premieres in London
  • 1731 - Georg F H„ndels opera "Poro," premieres in London
  • 1732 - King Frederik Willem I moves Lutherans towards East-Prussia
  • 1742 - British Walpole govt resigns
  • 1762 - Thomas Arnes opera "Artaxerxes," premieres in London
  • 1795 - Joseph Haydns 102nd Symphony in B, premieres
  • 1798 - Federal St Theater, Boston, becomes 1st in US destroyed by fire
  • 1802 - 1st leopard exhibited in US, Boston (admission 25›)
  • 1811 - Russian settlers establish Ft Ross trading post, north of SF
  • 1823 - Rossini's opera "Semiramide" premieres in Venice
  • 1829 - Madman Jonathan Martin sets York Cathedral afire, does œ60,000 damage
  • 1843 - US & British settlers in Oregon Country choose govt committee
  • 1848 - 1st ship load of Chinese arrive in SF
  • 1848 - Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends Mexican War; US acquires Texas California, New Mexico & Arizona for $15 million
  • 1852 - 1st British public men's toilet opens (Fleet St London)
  • 1852 - Alexandre Dumas Jr's "Le Dame aux Cam‚lias," premieres in Paris
  • 1854 - Pope Pius IX encyclical "On persecution of Armenians"
  • 1863 - Samuel Clemens becomes Mark Twain for 1st time
  • 1864 - -Oct 7th) Cruise of CSS Florida
  • 1869 - James Oliver invents removable tempered steel plow blade
  • 1870 - Cardiff Giant (supposed petrified human) proved to be gypsum
  • 1870 - Mark Twain, 34, marries Olivia Langdon in Elmira, NY
  • 1876 - Baseball's National League forms with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, St Louis
  • 1878 - Greece declares war on Turkey
  • 1880 - SS Strathleven arrives in London with 1st Australian frozen mutton
  • 1882 - Knights of Columbus forms in New Haven, Conn
  • 1892 - Bottle cap with cork seal patented by William Painter (Baltimore)
  • 1892 - Johnny Briggs takes a hat-trick, England v Aust SCG
  • 1892 - Longest boxing match under modern rules; 77 rounds in Nameoki, Illinois between Harry Sharpe & Frank Crosby
  • 1893 - 1st movie close-up (of a sneeze), Edison studio, West Orange, NJ
  • 1894 - US warship Kearsarge wrecked on Roncador Reef, near Solomon Island
  • 1900 - Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise" premieres in Paris
  • 1901 - Female Army Nurse Corps established as a permanent organization
  • 1904 - US blues singer Gertrude Pridgett marries comic William Rainey
  • 1906 - Pope encyclical against separation of church & state
  • 1909 - Italian writer Marinetti publishes Futurist Manifest in Paris
  • 1912 - Frederick R Law, parachutes from Statue of Liberty (stunt for Pathe)
  • 1913 - NY football Giants sign Jim Thorpe
  • 1913 - NYC's Grand Central Terminal opens
  • 1914 - James Royce Shannon's musical "Shameen Dhu," premieres in NYC
  • 1919 - Monarchist riot in Portugal
  • 1920 - Estonia declares its Independence from Russia (Dorpat Peace)
  • 1920 - France occupies (German) Memel territory
  • 1920 - Tarto/Dorpat peace treaty: USSR recognizes Estonian independence
  • 1922 - It was 2:22:22 on 2/2/22
  • 1922 - James Joyce's "Ulysses" published in Paris (1,000 copies)
  • 1923 - Ethyl gasoline 1st marketed, Dayton, Ohio
  • 1923 - US signs friendship treaty with Central American countries
  • 1924 - International Ski Federation (FIS) forms
  • 1925 - Belgian episcopacy rejects liberalism, communism & socialism
  • 1925 - Dogsleds reach Nome with emergency diphtheria serum after 1000-km
  • 1925 - NL holds Golden Jubilee Year meeting at same hotel where NL began
  • 1926 - 3 men dance Charleston for 22« hours
  • 1927 - Harry Tierney/Joseph McCarthy's "Rio Rita," premieres in NYC
  • 1927 - Ziegfeld Theater (Loew's Ziegfeld) opens at 6th Ave & 54th St NYC
  • 1931 - 1st siyyum of Talmud celebrated by Daf Yomi students
  • 1931 - 1st use of a rocket to deliver mail (Austria)
  • 1932 - Al Capone sent to prison (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • 1932 - Geneva disarmament conference begins with 60 countries
  • 1932 - Grimmett takes 14 wickets v South Africa (7-116 & 7-83)
  • 1932 - Reconstruction Finance Corp organized
  • 1933 - 2 days after becoming chancellor, Adolf Hitler dissolves Parliament
  • 1933 - G”ring bans communist meetings/demonstrations in Germany
  • 1933 - Ucicky's "Rotten Morning," premieres in Berlin
  • 1934 - Dutch RC Bishops warn against fascism/nazism
  • 1935 - Lie detector 1st used in court (Portage Wisc)
  • 1940 - Frank Sinatra's singing debut in Indianapolis (Tommy Dorsey Orch)
  • 1942 - LA Times urges security measures against Japanese-Americans
  • 1942 - US auto factories switch from commercial to war production
  • 1943 - Battle of Stalingrad ends with final surrender of the German army
  • 1943 - Cubs return to original uniform after experimenting with a vest
  • 1943 - German 6th Army surrenders at Stalingrad, turning point of WW II
  • 1944 - 4th US marine division conquerors Roi, Marshall Islands
  • 1944 - Allied troops 1st set foot on Japanese territory
  • 1944 - Baseball meets in NYC to discuss postwar action
  • 1944 - Edward Chodorov's "Decision," premieres in NYC
  • 1945 - Escape attempt at Mauthausen concentration camp
  • 1946 - "Nellie Bly" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 1948 - President Truman urges congress to adopt a civil rights program
  • 1949 - 1st 45 RPM record released
  • 1949 - Golfing champ Ben Hogan seriously injured in an auto accident
  • 1950 - "Arms & the Girl" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 134 performances
  • 1950 - 1st broadcast of "What's My Line," on CBS-TV
  • 1951 - -35øF (-37øC), Greensburg, Indiana (state record until 1994)
  • 1951 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1954 - Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 113 pts in basketball game
  • 1954 - Pres Eisenhower reports detonation of 1st H-bomb (done in 1952)
  • 1954 - Snow falls on Gibraltar
  • 1955 - 1st presidential news conference on network TV-Eisenhower on ABC
  • 1956 - Coasters sign with Atlantic Records
  • 1957 - "Candide" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 73 performances
  • 1957 - Liz Taylor's 3rd marriage (Mike Todd)
  • 1957 - UN adopts a resolution calling for Israeli troops to leave Egypt
  • 1958 - Fay Crocker wins LPGA Havana Biltmore Golf Open
  • 1958 - Syria joins Egypt in United Arab Republic
  • 1958 - WRIK (now WLUZ) TV channel 7 in Ponce, PR (PTC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 - Buddy Holly's last performance
  • 1959 - Vince Lombardi signs a 5 year contract to coach Green Bay Packers
  • 1960 - Michale Eufemia sinks 625 balls in pool match without a miss
  • 1961 - Prince Bernhard opens new RAI building in Amsterdam
  • 1962 - 1st pole vault over 16' (4.88m) (John Uelses-16¬', Melrose Games)
  • 1962 - 8 of 9 planets align for 1st time in 400 years
  • 1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1963 - Helen Shapiro begins tour (Beatles are part of undercard)
  • 1964 - GI Joe, debuts as a popular American boy's toy
  • 1964 - Sjoukje Dijkstra (Neth) wins Olympic gold for figure skating
  • 1964 - Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, & Miller Huggins are selected to Hall of Fame
  • 1965 - Joe Ortons "Loot," premieres in Brighton
  • 1967 - Bolivia adopts its constitution
  • 1967 - Formation of American Basketball Association is announced
  • 1968 - Springer Publishers in West Berlin, bombed
  • 1969 - KMST TV channel 46 in Monterey-Salinas, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 - Stan Coveleski & Waite Hoyt are voted into baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1970 - Pete Maravich becomes 1st to score 3,000 college basketball points
  • 1971 - Idi Amin ousts Milton Obote to become dictator of Uganda
  • 1972 - Lefty Gomez, Ross Youngs & William Harridge selected for Hall of Fame
  • 1972 - Tom Stoppard's "Jumpers," premieres in London
  • 1973 - "Midnight Special" rock music show debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1973 - James R Schlesinger, becomes 9th director of CIA (until July)
  • 1973 - Richath Helms, ends term as 8th director of CIA
  • 1973 - Test Cricket debut of Richard John Hadlee, NZ v Pakistan, Wellington
  • 1974 - Barbra Striesand's 1st #1 hit, "The Way We Were"
  • 1974 - Pope Paul VI encyclical "To Honor Mary"
  • 1974 - Smallest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Golden State-1,641)
  • 1975 - Army offensive against rebels in Eritrea Ethiopia
  • 1975 - Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
  • 1975 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
  • 1975 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
  • 1976 - "Honeymooners Second Honeymoon" airs on TV
  • 1976 - "Rich Little Show," debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1976 - Roger Connor, Fred Lindstrom & ump Cal Hubbard elected to Hall of Fame
  • 1977 - Burn up of Salyut 4 Space Station (USSR)
  • 1977 - Radio Shack officially begins creating TRS-80 computer
  • 1977 - Toronto's Ian Turnbull scores 5 goals, NHL REcord for a defenseman
  • 1980 - FBI releases details of Abscam, a sting operation that targeted 31 elected & public officials for bribes for political favors
  • 1982 - "Late Night with David Letterman" premieres on NBC
  • 1982 - Govt troops & Moslem-fundamentalists battle in Hamah Syria
  • 1982 - San Diego beats Miami 41-38 in OT after blowing a 24-0 lead
  • 1983 - Chicago Absp Joseph L Bernardin is among 18 new cardinals invested
  • 1983 - Pope John Paul II names 18 new cardinals
  • 1984 - 8th Soap Opera Digest Poll Awards
  • 1984 - Lebanese army fight in Beirut
  • 1985 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
  • 1986 - "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" closes at Ritz NYC after 13 perfs
  • 1986 - Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
  • 1986 - Dalai Lama meets Pope John Paul II in India
  • 1986 - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 28-24
  • 1986 - Oscar Arias Sanchez elected president of Costa Rica
  • 1987 - KC Royal pitcher Dennis Leonard (3X 20 game winner), retires
  • 1987 - Philippines adopts constitution
  • 1988 - David Boon's 6th Test Cricket century, 184* v England at Sydney
  • 1989 - 0øF (-18øC) or below in 15 US states
  • 1989 - FW de Klerk replaces Botha as South Africa's National Party leader
  • 1989 - NL announces Yanks' broadcaster Bill White will be 1st black president
  • 1990 - Marina Ogilvy (daughter of Engl princess Alexandra) weds Paul Mowatt
  • 1990 - South Africa's Pres FW de Klerk promises to free Nelson Mandela & legalizes ANC & 60 other political orgs
  • 1991 - Aravinda De Silva scores 267 v NZ at Wellington
  • 1991 - NH snaps its 32-game losing streak at home beating Holy Cross, 72-56
  • 1991 - US postage is raised from 25› to 29›
  • 1992 - Colleen Walker wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1992 - Danny Everett runs world record 400m indoor (45.02 sec)
  • 1992 - David Boon's 13 Test Cricket century, 107 v India at Perth
  • 1992 - IRS & Willie Nelson settle on $9M tax bill (of $16.7M)
  • 1992 - Kieren Perkins swims world record 1500m freestyle (14:32.40)
  • 1992 - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 21-15
  • 1993 - Frito Lay pays court ordered $2,500,000 to Tom Wait for using his song
  • 1993 - Irina Privalova runs world record 50m indoor (6.05 sec)
  • 1995 - "Moliere Comedies" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • 1995 - Henry Olonga no-balled for throwing in Zimbabwe-Pakistan Test Cricket
  • 1995 - US space shuttle Discovery launched
  • 1996 - Ali Landry, 22, (Louisiana), crowned 45th Miss USA
  • 1997 - "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" closes at Gershwin NYC
  • 1997 - Mark O'Meara wins Pebble Beach National Golf Pro-am
  • 1997 - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 26-23 (OT)
  • 1997 - Royal Caribbean Senior Golf Classic
  • 1998 - Daniel Baldwin hospitalized in NYC for cocaine overdose
  • 1998 - Philippine DC-9 crashes apparently killing all 104 on board 

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS ON THIS DAY:




  • 1583 - Anna Roemers Visscher, Dutch poetess
  • 1595 - Jacob van Campen, painter/architect (New Church, Amsterdam)
  • 1600 - Gabriel Naud‚, France, librarian (Mazarin Library)
  • 1649 - Benedict XIII, [Pierfrancesco Orsini], Italy, 245th pope (1724-30)
  • 1650 - Nell [Eleanor] Gwyn, English actress/mistress (King Charles II)
  • 1669 - Louis Marchand, composer
  • 1714 - Gottfried August Homilius, composer
  • 1748 - Christian Gottfried Thomas, composer
  • 1773 - Vincenc Tomas Vaclav Tucek, composer
  • 1780 - Johannes van den Bosch, gov-gen (Neth East Indies)
  • 1802 - Jean-Baptiste JD Boussingault, French chemist
  • 1803 - Albert Sidney Johnston, Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1862
  • 1804 - Leopold Eugen Mechura, composer
  • 1813 - J¢zsef E”tv”s, Hungarian Minister of Education (1848)
  • 1815 - Nathaniel Collins McLean, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1905
  • 1817 - John Glover, English chemist (sulfuric acid)
  • 1817 - Jose Maria de la Purificacion Ventura, composer
  • 1820 - Hans E Schack, Danish politician/writer (Phantasterne)
  • 1827 - Abner Monroe Perrin, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
  • 1827 - Oswald Aschenbach, German painter
  • 1835 - Luigi Manzotti, Milano, ballet choreographer
  • 1840 - Louis Bourgault-Ducoudray, composer
  • 1844 - Leander Schlegel, composer
  • 1847 - Jules Fran‡ois Blasini, Cura‡aos pianist/composer
  • 1850 - Carel V Gerritsen, Dutch free thinker
  • 1852 - Hƒmid Abdlhak, Istanbul, Turkish romantic poet/playwright
  • 1852 - Teunis Stoel, actor/director (Small Theater, Rotterdam)
  • 1856 - Makar Grigori Ekmalyan, composer
  • 1857 - Jan Six, Dutch art historian/art collector
  • 1859 - Havelock Ellis, US physician/sexologist (Psychology of Sex)
  • 1861 - Mehmed VI, last sultan of Ottoman Empire (1918-22)
  • 1861 - Mohammed VI Vahideddin, last sultan of Turkey (1918-22)
  • 1861 - Solomon R Guggenheim, philanthropist (Guggenheim Museum NYC)
  • 1873 - Freiherr Konstantin von Neurath, German secretary of State (1932-38)
  • 1873 - Johan P earl van Limburg Stirum, Dutch diplomat
  • 1873 - Leopold Fall, Austria, operetta composer (Dollar Princess)
  • 1875 - Annette Kolb, German/French author (Small Fanfare)
  • 1875 - Fritz Kreisler, Vienna Austria, violinist/composer
  • 1878 - Christian Gauss, educator/writer (Phi Beta Kappa award namesake)
  • 1881 - Karl Frederick, pistol champ (Olympic-gold-1920)
  • 1882 - James Joyce, Ire, novelist/poet (Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnigan's Wake)
  • 1882 - James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold)
  • 1883 - Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin, composer
  • 1884 - Julis Deutsch, Austria politician/General Spanish rep army
  • 1884 - S Z Sakall, Budapest Hungary, actor (Dolly Sisters, Casablanca)
  • 1885 - Aldo Palazzeschi, [Giurlani], Italian writer (I cavalli bianchi)
  • 1886 - Kurt Baschwitz, German/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Du und)
  • 1886 - William R Ben‚t, writer
  • 1888 - Candelario Huizar, composer
  • 1888 - Frank Lloyd, Scotland, actor/director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist)
  • 1890 - Jean J M de Lattre de Tassigny, French gen (Indo-China)
  • 1891 - Antonio Segni, premier/president (Italy)
  • 1891 - Frank Foyston, NHL Hall of Famer (Seattle)
  • 1895 - George S Halas, [Papa Bear], end/coach (Bears), co-founder NFL
  • 1896 - Jane Wilde, writer
  • 1898 - Josephina J "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Theatre De la Mar)
  • 1899 - Benny Rubin, Boston Mass, actor/comedian (Benny Rubin Show)
  • 1900 - Asa Smith Bushnell Jr, Springfield Ohio, Sec of US Olympics (1945-65)
  • 1901 - Connie Gilchrist, Bkln NY, actress (Cry Havoc, Letter to 3 Wives)
  • 1901 - Jascha Heifetz, Vilna Lithuania, US violin virtuoso (Carnegie Hall)
  • 1902 - Tyra Ryman, Arboga Sweden, actress (Peter the Tramp)
  • 1903 - Frank McGrath, Mound City Mo, actor (Wagon Train)
  • 1904 - Buzurg Alavi, Persian author (Panjah va sih nafar, Namal'ha)
  • 1904 - Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer
  • 1905 - Ayn Rand, writer (Atlas Shrugged, Fountainhead)
  • 1905 - Jean-Pierre Guerlain, cosmetics pioneer
  • 1907 - Bernardas Brazdzionis, Lithuania, poet/editor/critic
  • 1908 - Anita Garvin, actress (Swiss Miss, Blotto, Charlatan, Hats Off)
  • 1908 - Cal Tinney, Okla, comedian (Stop Me If You Heard This One)
  • 1908 - Clarence "Buster" Crabbe, Calif, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1932)/actor
  • 1908 - Pavel Sivic, composer
  • 1908 - Renzo Rossellini, Italian composer
  • 1909 - Franc Albertson, Fergus Falls MN, actor (Psycho, Alice Adams)
  • 1910 - Charlotte Auerbach, computer Pioneer/Mathematician
  • 1910 - Hendrik H K Beernink, Dutch politician (CHU)
  • 1911 - Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer
  • 1911 - Johan J "Jussi" Bj”rling, Swedish tenor
  • 1912 - Burton Lane, Broadway composer (Finian's Rainbow)
  • 1912 - Burton Lane, composer
  • 1912 - Stefan Schnabel, German actor (Anna, Dracula's Widow, Firefox)
  • 1915 - Evert Werkman, Dutch journalist (Het Parool)
  • 1918 - Hella [S Lelyveld-]Haasse, Dutch author (Cider for Poor People)
  • 1919 - Allie Reynolds, NY Yankee pitcher (1952 AL ERA leader (2.07))
  • 1919 - Lisa Debeljevic-della Casa, Swiss vocalist
  • 1920 - An Wang, founder (Wang Labs, Wang Computers)
  • 1923 - Al "Red" Schoendienst, baseball manager/2nd baseman (St Louis Cards)
  • 1923 - Bonita Granville, NYC, actress (Hitler's Children, Lone Ranger)
  • 1923 - James Dickey, Atlanta, poet/actor (Deliverance)
  • 1923 - Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Smith, Tx, journlist/author (WNBC, NY Daily News)
  • 1923 - Peter Fowler, physicist
  • 1924 - Tine Balder, [Clementine AL Cobbaut], Flemish actress (Antigone)
  • 1925 - David Abell Wood, priest
  • 1925 - Michel Paul Philippot, composer
  • 1926 - Elaine Stritch, Detroit Mich, actress (My Sister Eileen, Company)
  • 1926 - Miguel Cardinal Obando y Bravo, 1st Cent American cardinal (Nicaragua)
  • 1926 - Nydia M E Ecury, Arubian poet/actress (Kantika pa Mama Tera)
  • 1926 - Val‚ry Giscard d'Estaing, pres of France (1974-81)
  • 1926 - Wanda Lewis, Struther Ohio, actress (This is Music, Paul Dixon Show)
  • 1927 - Friedrich K Flick, German industrialist
  • 1927 - Richard Ray, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- ) [or Jan 2]
  • 1927 - Richard Vance Maxfield, composer
  • 1927 - Stan Getz, Phila, jazz tenor saxophonist (Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey)
  • 1928 - Alan Fluck, musical educationalist
  • 1928 - Howard Caine, Nashville Tn, actor (Californians)
  • 1928 - Luigi Ciriaco De Mita, PM of Italy (1988-89)
  • 1929 - Reiner Bredemeyer, composer
  • 1931 - Andreas "Andries" van Agt, Dutch premier (CDA, 1977-82)
  • 1932 - Robert Mandan, Clever Mo, actor (Chester-Soap, James-3's a Crowd)
  • 1934 - [Clyde] Skip Batten, LA Calif, rocker (Byrds-Turn Turn Turn)
  • 1937 - Martina Arroyo, NYC, opera soprano (NY Met)
  • 1937 - Tom Smothers, NYC, comedian (Smother Brother Show, Serial)
  • 1939 - Rachel English, London, author (My 1st 500)
  • 1940 - Alan "Tea" Caddy, rock guitarist (Tornados-Globetrotter)
  • 1940 - Martina Arroyo, NYC, soprano
  • 1940 - Thomas M[ichael] Disch, US, sci-fi author (Genocides, 102 H-Bombs)
  • 1941 - Serge Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, composer
  • 1942 - Barry Diller, founder (Fox-TV)
  • 1942 - Bo Hopkins, Greenville SC, actor (Dynasty, Doc Elliot, Rockford Files)
  • 1942 - Graham Nash, guitarist (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young-Southern Cross)
  • 1943 - Peter MacBeth, rocker (Foundations)
  • 1944 - Andrew Davis, Ashbridge, England, conductor (New Phil Orch-London)
  • 1944 - Katherine Crawford, LA Calif, actress (Gemini Man, Captains & Kings)
  • 1944 - Ursula Oppens, NYC, pianist/co-founder (Speculum Musicae-NYC)
  • 1945 - Ronnie Goodson, rocker
  • 1946 - Farrah Fawcett, Texas, actress (Charley's Angels, Burning Bed)
  • 1946 - Howard Bellamy, Darby Fla, vocalist (Bellamy Bros-Let Your Love Flow)
  • 1947 - Aleksandr Medved, USSR, wrestler (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
  • 1947 - Derek Shulman, rocker
  • 1947 - Peter Lucia, rock drummer (Tommy James & Shondells-Crystal Blue)
  • 1948 - Alan McKay, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Boogie Wonderland)
  • 1948 - Jessica Savitch, Kennet Sq PA, news anchor (NBC)
  • 1948 - Tony DeMeur, rocker (Fabulous Poodles-Anna Rexia, Suicide Bridge)
  • 1949 - Jetty Weels, Surinamese/Dutch vocalist (Mai Tai)
  • 1949 - Ross Valory, SF, rock bassist (Journey-Who's Crying Now, Open Arms)
  • 1949 - Sherry Mathis, actress (Search for Tomorrow)
  • 1949 - Tom Tripplehorn, rocker (Gary Lewis & Playboys-This Diamond Ring)
  • 1950 - Barbara Sukowa, Germany, actress (Zentropia, Sicilian, Voyager, Lola)
  • 1950 - Osamu Kido, wrestler (NJPW/UWF)
  • 1951 - Alphonso Johnson, jazz bassist
  • 1951 - Kim Zimmer, Mich, actress (Guiding Light, Doctors, One Life to Live)
  • 1952 - Simon MacCorkindale, Cambridge Engl, actor (Jaws 3, MacBeth) [or 2/12]
  • 1953 - James Mndaweni, South African worker's union leader/president (NACTU)
  • 1953 - Penny Pulz, LPGA golfer
  • 1954 - Christie Brinkley, [Ex-Mrs Billy Joel], model/actress (SI, Vacation)
  • 1954 - Jayantha Amerasinghe, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka v NZ 1983)
  • 1955 - Brent Spiner, Houston TX, actor (Data-Star Trek the Next Generation)
  • 1955 - Michael Talbott, Waverly Iowa, actor (Stan-Miami Vice)
  • 1957 - Laurie Mann, current DPS curator/geek
  • 1957 - Sandra Joyce Cagle Milwukee WI, playmate (Feb, 1980)
  • 1958 - Dexter Manley, NFLer (Wash Redskins)
  • 1958 - Holly Hunter, Conyers Ga, actress (Broadcast News, Once Around)
  • 1960 - Eric Shea, actor (Castaway Cowboy)
  • 1960 - Lee Chill, Cleveland Ohio, Canadian Tour golfer (1977 Ohio Jr)
  • 1961 - Joey Benjamin, cricket pace bowler (in St Kitts England in 1994)
  • 1962 - Ben Testerman, Knoxville Tenn, tennis star
  • 1962 - Michael T Weiss, Chicago, actor (Jarod-Pretender, Days of our Lives)
  • 1963 - Pebbles Flintstone, fictional character on "The Flintstones"
  • 1963 - Stephen McGann, Liverpool England, actor (Catherine the Great)
  • 1965 - Harry Swayne, NFL tackle (SD Chargers, Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
  • 1966 - Andrei Chesnokov, Russia, tennis star
  • 1966 - Bob Alan Estes, Graham TX, PGA golfer (1994 Texas Open)
  • 1966 - Tony Plourde, Chibougamau Quebec, sabre (Olympics-96)
  • 1966 - Victor Muhammad, WLAF running back (London Monarchs)
  • 1968 - Paul McKenzie, Australian Finn class yachter (Olympics-96)
  • 1968 - Sari Krooks, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1968 - Scott Erickson, Long Beach CA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins, Balt Orioles)
  • 1968 - Sean Elliott, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
  • 1968 - Steve Henson, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1968 - Ventson Donelson, CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1969 - Ijaz Ahmed Jr, cricketer (one Test Pakistan v Sri Lanka 1995)
  • 1969 - Jeff Christy, corner (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1969 - Jody Hull, Cambridge, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
  • 1970 - Chris Luneburg, WLAF T (London Monarchs)
  • 1970 - Diego Martos, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1970 - Erik ten Hag, soccer player (FC Twente, RKC, FC Utrecht)
  • 1970 - Ivan Vukov, soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • 1971 - Ken Dilger, NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1971 - Tony Miller, Mount Pleasant Texas, 400m runner
  • 1972 - Charlie Williams, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1972 - Ivan Droppa, Liptovsky Mikulas CZE, NHL defenseman (Chicago)
  • 1972 - Lance Brown, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1973 - Dan Brandenburg, linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1973 - Jose White, WLAF/NFL defensive tackle (Minn Vikings, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1973 - Patrick Jeffers, NFL wide reciever (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
  • 1973 - Radka Bobkova, Prague Czech Rep, tennis star (quarter Bournemouth)
  • 1973 - Sergio Gonzalez, rocker (Menudo-Cannonball)
  • 1973 - Tim Denton, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1974 - David Buck, Honolulu Hawaii, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1974 - J R Conrad, offensive tackle/guard (NY Jets)
  • 1974 - Jeff Cassar, soccer goalkeeper (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1975 - Macey Brooks, wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1975 - Todd Bertuzzi, Sudbury, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
  • 1976 - Steven Dewick, Sydney NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1978 - Annabel Ellwood, Canberra Australia, tennis star (1995 Futures NC)
  • 1979 - Brandee Dawn McCoskey, Miss Alaska Teen USA (1996)
  • 1979 - Lindsay Langston, Modesto Calif, archer (Olympics-1996)
  • 1979 - Petra Cada, Prague Czech, Canadian table tennis player (Olympics-96)
  • 1992 - Rebop Rundgren, son of Michelle Gray & Todd
  • 2338 - Data, android character on Star Trek Next Generation 
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