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76Publius A Hadrianus, 14th Roman Emperor (117-138)
1664John Vanbrugh, London, dramatist/architect (baptized)
1679Christian von Wolff, German philosopher
1705Farinelli, [Carlo Broschi], Andria Italy, castrato
1712Frederick I (the Great), king of Prussia (1740-86)
1712Frederick II, (the Great), king of Prussia (1740-86)
1712Georg F Schmidt, German engraver/etcher
1732Pierre de Baumarchais, France, playwright (Barber of Seville)
1746Gustav III, king during Swedish Enlightenment (1771-92)
1750Wybo Fijnje, Dutch politician/patriot/journalist
1758Johann Chrysostomus Drexel, composer
1767Antony CW Staring, Dutch lawyer/poet (Jaromir)
1774Karl Moser, composer
1776Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer/judge/composer (Undine)
1778Charles F, duke of Berry/son of French king Charles X
1798Karl von Holtei, Silezian actor/playwright (Die Vagabunden)
1798Karl von Staudt, German math professor (projective geometrician)
1800Edwin Chadwick, British social reformer
1814Abraham Czn van Stolk, Dutch art collector
1814Abraham Czn van Stolk, resources/art collector
1820John Milton Thayer, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906
1828Adam Jacoby Slemmer, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1868
1828Ferdinand J Cohn, German botanist/publicist
1828Karol Studzinski, composer
1829William Mason, composer
1832John Pegram, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1865
1833Bernhard Erdmannsd”rffer, German, historian (Deutsche Geschichte)
1859Alexander Alexandrovich Il'yinsky, composer
1862Edith Wharton[-Jones], US, novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth)
1874Arthur Shomburg, famous African
1880Elisabeth Achelis, creator (World Calendar)
1883Estelle Winwood, [Goodwin], England, actress (Miracle on 34th Street)
1888Ernst Heinrich Heinkel, built 1st rocket-powered aircraft.
1888Ernst Heinrich Heinkel, German inventor (1st rocket-powered aircraft)
1888Hedwig "Vicki" Baum, Austrian/US author (Men Never Know)
1888Henry King, US, director (Jesse James, 12 O'Clock High)
1891Max Ernst, German/French surrealist painter/sculptor
1891Walter Model, German fieldmarshal
1895Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet/author (Der Halbe Mensch)
1895Eugen Roth, writer
1895Hans Fischb”ck, Austria, Finance minister (Nazi-occupied Holland)
1902Oskar Morgenstern, German/US economist
1902Walter Keirnan, New Havens Ct, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret)
1903Robert Gwathmey, artist (Arts & Letters)
1906Norman Cook, museum curator
1907Alfonse Vranckx, Belgian lawyer/politician
1907Maurice Couve de Murville, France premier (1968-69)
1909Ann Todd, Hartford England, actress (Paradine Case, 7th Veil)
1909Tiny Winters, musician
1911C[atherine] L[ucille] Moore, US, sci-fi author (Judgment Night)
1912Ken Weekes, cricketer (WI batsman v England 1939, 137 at The Oval)
1913Mark Goodson, TV game-show proudcer (Goodson-Toddman)
1913Norman Dello Joio, [Dello Ioio], NYC, composer
1915Ernest Borgnine, Hamden Ct, actor (Ice Station Zebra, McHale, Marty)
1915Robert B Motherwell, US, painter (Elegies to the Spanish Republic)
1915Vitezslava Kapralova, composer
1916John Corner, scientist
1916Vic Stollmeyer, cricketer (bro of Jeff Scored 96 in only Test innings)
1918Gottfried von Einem, Bern Switzerland, Austrian composer (Dantons Tod)
1918John McLiam, Alberta, actor (Parker-Men From Shiloh)
1918Oral Roberts, Televangelist; needs $8,000,000 (Oral Roberts College)
1919Leon Kirchner, Brooklyn NY, opera composer (Lily)
1919Nora Beloff, journalist/author
1920Don Saddler, Van Nuys Calif, dancer (Holiday Hotel)
1920Jerry Maren, actor (munchkin-Wizard of Oz, Mayor McCheese)
1921Bernard J Dwyer, (Rep-D-NJ, 1981- )
1922Neil Franklin, soccer star
1923Simeon ten Holt, composer
19248th earl Spencer, English large landowner/father of Diane
1924David Craighead, composer
1924Klaus George Roy, composer
1924Marvin Kaplan, Brooklyn NY, actor (Top Cat, Henry-Alice)
1924Robert W Kastenmeier, (Rep-D-WI, 1959- )
1925Maria Tallchief, Fairfax Ok, ballerina
1925William Hudson, Calif, actor (I Led 3 Lives)
1927Paula Hawkins, (Sen-R-FL, 1981-86)
1928Desmond Morris, English zoologist (Human Ape, Body Language)
1930Bernard Matthews, English turkey farmer/multi-millionaire
1931Ib Norholm, composer
1931Kees Z˜lstra, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1932Werner Steger, composer
1933Ron Townson, rock vocalist (5th Dimension-Aquarius) [or Jan 29]
1933Zeke Carey, US R&B-singer (Flamingos-I Only Have Eyes For You)
1936Daniel Goode, composer
1936Doug Kershaw, La, plays electric fiddle
1936Jack Scott, Canada, rocker (My True Love)
1938Julius Arthur Hemphill, saxophonist
1939Ray Stevens, Clarksdale Ga, singer (Ahab the Arab, Streak)
1940Flip Buurmeijer, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1941Aaron Neville, US singer/keyboardist (Neville Brothers)
1941Michael Chapman, Leeds England, rocker (Looking for 11)
1941Neil Diamond, Brooklyn NY, singer/actor (Jazz Singer)
1943Julie Bennett, Beverly Hills CA, actress (Hey There It's Yogi Bear)
1943Sharon Tate, Dallas Tx, actress (Valley of the Dolls)
1944David Gerrold, [Jerrold David Friedman], author (World of Star Trek)
1946Hubert M "Jubi" Kirindongo, Cura‡aos sculptor/painter
1946John Harrison, South Africa correspondent (BBC)
1946Michael Ontkean, Vancouver BC, actor (Rookies, Slap Shot, Twin Peaks)
1947David Randall, priest
1947Giorgio Chinaglia, soccer star (Lazio of Italy, NY Cosmos)
1947Warren Zevon, Chicago, rocker (Excitable Boy)
1948Elliott Abrams, asst secretary of state/supplied arms to the Contras
1949John Belushi, commedian, actor (Sat Night Live, Blues Brothers)
1949Bart Gordon, (Rep-D-TN, 1985- )
1949John Belushi, Chicago Ill, comedian/actor (SNL, Blues Brothers)
1950Daniel Auteuil, Algeria, actor (Elegant Criminal, Manon of Spring)
1951Yakov Smirnoff, Russia, comedian (It's a wonderful country)
1952William F Readdy, Quonset Point RI, astronaut (STS 42, 51, 79)
1953Brian Matthews, Phila, actor (Burning)
1955James Montgomery, US 100m swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1976)
1955Julian Holland, rocker (Squeeze)
1958Frank Ullrich, East Germany, world biathlon champion
1960Nastassja Kinski, Berlin Germany, actress (Tess, Cat People)
1961Krasimir Mikhailov Stoyanov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut
1962Sultan Zarawani, cricketer (United Arab Emirates capt 1996 World Cup)
1964Rob Dibble, Bridgeport Ct, pitcher (Cin Reds)
1964Ronnie McCann, Evander South Africa, Nike golfer (1993 Hawkeye-37th)
1965Ross MacDonald, Vancouver BC, star yachter (Olympics-96)
1966Kim Saiki, Inglewood CA, golfer (1994 Standard Register PING-13th)
1966Mike Forgeron, Main-A-Dieu Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics-96)
1967Chris Warren, NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks)
1967Shannon Butler, South Lake Tahoe Calif, 10k runner
1968Mark Burmester, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test all-rounder in 3 Tests 1992)
1968Mary Lou Retton, Fairmont WV, gymnist (Oly-gold/2 silver/2 bronze-84)
1968Ross Powell, US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros)
1968Scott Mercier, Harbor City Calif, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1969Louise McPaul, Australian javelin thrower (Olympics-silver-92, 96)
1969Stephanie Romanov, actress (Teri Spencer-Models Inc)/model (Elite)
1970Chris Bartolone, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
1970Matthew Lillard, actor (Scream)
1971Cory Bailey, US baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
1971Joe Panos, NFL guard/center (Phila Eagles)
1971John Reece, WLAF/NFL cornerback (Amsterdam Admirals, Dallas Cowboys)
1971Saalman Raelyn, Fostoria Ohio, actress (Attack of 60' Centerfold)
1971Tonya Crowe, Long Beach Calif, actress (Olivia-Knots Landing)
1972Jay Walker, quarterback (Minnesota Vikings)
1972Joe Garten, WLAF center (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1972Raphael Graetz, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1972Salima Davidson, Pittsburgh Penn, volleyball setter (Olympics-96)
1972Shannon Garrett, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1973Chris Ferraro, Port Jefferson, NHL right wing (Oly-94, NY Rangers)
1973Erik Gervais, Valleyfield Quebec, kayaker (Olympics-96)
1973Peter Ferraro, Port Jefferson, NHL right wing (Oly-94, NY Rangers)
1973Richard Aimonetto, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
1974Kristy Sargeant, Edmonton Alberta, ice pairs (1994 Skate Canada)
1974Layla Linn, Miss New Mexico USA (1996)
1974Tim Biakabutuka, running back (Carolina Panthers)
1975Danielle Connors, Miss Virginia USA (1996)
1976Laure Belleville, Miss Universe-France (1996)
1976Shae-Lyn Bourne, Chatham Ontario, ice dancer (1995 World Champs-4th)
1976Shae-Lynn Bourne, Ontario, pairs skater (Bourne & Kraatz)
1977Lenka Cenkova, Trinec Czech, tennis star (1995 Futures-Vaihingen-GER)
1979Tatyana M Ali, NYC, actress (Sesame St, Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
1993Ashley Jade Stern, daughter of radio personality Howard Stern

Historial events:

772Stephen III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
817St Paschal I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Stephen IV
1076Synod of Worms: German King Henry IV fires Pope Gregory VII
1118Giovanni Caetani elected Pope Gelasius II
1328King Edward III of England marries Philippa of Henegouwen
1458Matthias I Corvinus chosen king of Hungary
1534Fran‡ois I signs classified treaty with evangelical German monarchy
1556Heavy earthquake strikes Shaaxi China, kills 830,000
1568Abdij Church in Middelburg destroyed by fire
1568In Netherlands, Duke of Alva declares William of Orange an outlaw
1613Amsterdams merchant Hans Bontemantel baptized
1616Jacques Le Maire discovers Street Lemaire/Cape Receiver
1634Emperor Ferdinand II declares Albrecht von Wallenstein a traitor
1639Connecticut colony organizes under Fundamental Orders
1644Battle at Nantwich Cheshire: Parliamentary armies win
1652Duke of Orl‚ans joins Fronde rebels
16561st Jewish doctor in US, Jacob Lumbrozo, arrives in Maryland
1659Pierre Corneille's "Oedipe," premieres in Paris
1679King Charles II disbands English parliament
1722Czar Peter the Great begins civil system
1722Edward Wigglesworth appointed 1st US divinity professor (Harvard)
1742German leaders elect Charles VII Albert Emperor
1764Gov Winthrop Telescope, is destroyed in a Harvard fire
1839Charles Darwin elected member of Royal Society
18471,500 New Mexican Indians & Mexicans defeated by US Col Price
1848James Marshall finds gold in Sutter's Mill in Coloma, Calif
1848James Marshall finds gold in Sutter's Mill in Coloma, Calif
1861Arsenal at Augusta, Ga seized by Confederacy
1861Federal troops from Ft Monroe are sent to Ft Pikens
1862Romania principality arises under King Alexander Cuza
1874Gen J van Swieten conquerors Kraton Atjeh, after 1000's die
1874Mussorgsky's opera "Boris Godunov," premieres in St Petersburg
1875Camille Saint-Sa‰ns' "Danse Macabre," premieres
1892battle at Mengo, Uganda: French missionaries attack Brit missionaries
1899The rubber heel is patented by Humphrey O'Sullivan.
1899Belgium govt of Vandenpeereboom forms
1899Rubber heel patented by Humphrey O'Sullivan
1900Battle at Tugela-Spionkop, South Africa (Boers vs British army)
1900Newcastle Badminton Club, world's oldest, forms in England
19011st games played in baseball's American League
1901Emily Hobhouse view lord Kitcheners concentration camp at Bloemfontein
1902Denmark sells Virgin Islands to USA
1908Gen Baden-Powell starts Boy-Scouts
1913Franz Kafka stops working on "Amerika"; it will never be finished
1914Opera "Madeleine," premieres in NYC
1915German-British sea battle at Doggersbank & Helgoland
1922-54øF (-48øC), Danbury, Wisconsin (state record)
1922Eskimo Pie patented by Christian K Nelson of Iowa (not an Eskimo)
1922Lehman Caves National Monument established
1923Aztec Ruins National Monument, NM established
1924Mussolini disallows non-fascists work union
1924Russian city of St Petersburg renamed Leningrad
1925Moving picture of a solar eclipse taken from dirigible over Long Is
1925Sandler follows Branting as premier of Sweden
1930J E Mills scores 117 on Test Cricket debut, NZ v England, Wellington
1930Stewie Dempster scores New Zealand's 1st Test century
1933No‰l Coward's "Design for Living," premieres in NYC
19351st beer in cans is sold.
19351st canned beer, "Krueger Cream Ale," is sold by Kruger Brewing Co
1936Benny Goodman & orch record "Stompin' at the Savoy" on Victor Records
193930,000 killed by earthquake in Concepcion Chile
1939Eddie Collins, Willie Keeler & George Sisler elected to Hall of Fame
1939Spanish govt moves to Figueras
1941British troops march into Abyssinia
1942Musical "Star & Garter," premieres in NYC
1943Hitler orders nazi troops at Stalingrad to fight to death
1943Jewish patients/nurses/doctors incinerated at Auschwitz-Birkenau
1944Allied troops occupy Nettuno Italy
1945Scottish 52nd Lowland division occupies Heinsberg
1947NFL adds 5th official (back judge) & allows sudden death in playoffs
1948"Music in My Heart" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 124 perfs
1948Australia all out 674 v India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*)
1948Dutch Liberal Party forms-People's party for Freedom & Democracy (VVD)
1950Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history
1951Dutch govt Drees-van Schaik resigns
19521st NFL team in Texas, Dallas Texans formerly NY Yanks
1952Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base
1954BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Don Carter
1954Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open
195696.5 cm precipitation at Kilauea Plantation, Hawaii (state record)
1958After warming to 100,000,000ø, 2 light atoms are bashed together to create a heavier atom, resulting in 1st man-made nuclear fusion
1959"Party with Comden & Green" closes at John Golden NYC after 38 perfs
1959Dmitri Shostakovitch's comedy "Cheryomushk," premieres in Moscow
1959WHCT TV channel 18 in Hartford, CT (IND) begins broadcasting
1960Algeria uprises against French president De Gaulle
1961Edward Albee's "American Dream," premieres in NYC
1961Lazard Brothers Ltd draw a check for $334,867,807.68
196228 refugees escape from East to West Germany
1962Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles
1962Jackie Robinson is 1st Black elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1962Mickey Wright/Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1963Buddy Rogers & Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto, Rogers becomes WWF wrestling champ & Thesz becomes NWA champ
1964CBS purchases 1964 & 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million
1964Martin Kresses final comic strip of Eric the Viking
196424th Amendment to US Constitution goes into effect & states voting rights could not be denied due to failure to pay taxes
1966WDIO TV channel 10 in Duluth, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting
1969Queen Juliana appointed honorary citizen of Addis Ababa
1969Spanish Gen Franco announces state of emergency
19703rd ABA All-Star Game: West 128 beats East 98 at Indiana
1970Valeri Muratov skates world record 500m (38.99 sec)
1971NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 27-6
1972WRIP (now WDSI) TV channel 61 in Chattanooga, TN (IND) 1st broadcast
1973Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1975"Hot l Baltimore" situation comedy premieres on ABC TV
1975Fastest Earth-bound object, 7200 kph, in vacuum centrifuge, England
1976Cleve Cavaliers biggest margin victory-43 pts (beat Milwaukee 132-89)
1976George Foreman KOs Ron Lyle in 5th round of a real slugfest
19775 lawyers murdered by fascist in Madrid
197831st NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 3-2 (OT) at Buffalo
1978Carter Executive Order on Intelligence (# 12036)
1979US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1981Islanders scored 5 power play goals against Nordiques
1981Kim Hughes scores 213 v India at Adelaide
1982San Francisco 49'ers win their 1st Super Bowl, 26-21.
1982Superbowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
1982Superbowl XVI: SF 49ers beat Cin Bengals, 26-21 in Pontiac Mich
1983Hulk Hogan pins Iron Sheik for World Wrestling Federation title
1984Apple Computer Inc unveila its Macintosh personal computer
198515th Space Shuttle Mission - Discovery 3 is launched
198515th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 is launched
1986Voyager 2 makes 1st fly-by of Uranus finds new moons, rings
198643th Golden Globes: Whoopi Goldberg, Color Purple win
1986NY Islander Mike Bossy scores his 1,000th point
1986South Yemen Premier Haydar Bakr al-Attas becomes interim-president
1986Voyager 2 makes 1st fly-by of Uranus (81,593 km), finds new moons
198761st Australian Womens Tennis: H Mandlikova beat M Navratilova (75 76)
19881st WWF Royal Rumble - Jim Duggan wins
198876th Australian Mens Tennis: M Wilander beats P Cash (63 67 36 61 86)
19889th ACE Cable Awards
1988Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
1988Cerebral Palsy telethon
19891st reported case of AIDS transmitted by heterosexual oral sex
1990Japanese MUSES-A (Hiten) launched towards moon
1991"Les Miserables," opens at Theatre St Denis, Montreal
199314th annual star-athon $24,000,000
1993Polish ferry boat John Heweliusz sinks, 52 killed
1993Soyuz TM-16 launches
1993US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis
1994Dow Jones closes above 3,900 for 1st time (3,914.48)

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