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1416Antonio Squarcialupi, composer
1554Everhardus van Bronchorst, Dutch lawyer
1665Benjamin Neukirch, German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau)
1702Johann Ernst Eberlin, composer
1710Joseph Marie Clement dall' Abaco, composer
1746Augustin Ullinger, composer
1746Carlo Bonaparte, Corsican attorney/father of emperor Napoleon
1757Richard John Samuel Stevens, composer
1760Ishmail Spicer, composer
1760MJ Auguste Vestrius, French ballet dancers
1765Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher/theologist
1772Giovanni Liverati, composer
1780August L Crelle, German inventor/mathematician (1st Prussian Railway)
1785Louis XVII Charles, king of France (1793-95)
1797Alfred V Comte de Vigny, French musketeer/writer (Mo‹se, Chatterton)
1809Georges Eugene Haussmann, Paris France, architect
1810A Glabbrenner, writer
1813Nathaniel Currier, lithographer (Currier & Ives)
1816George Elvey, composer
1818Jakob Axel Josephson, composer
1823Samuel Kosciusko Zook, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers)
1844Alophus Washington Greely, US, Arctic explorer
1845Wilhelm Konrad R”ntgen, Germany, discovered X-rays (Nobel 1901)
1847Otto Wallach, Germany, chemist (Nobel 1910)
1851Paul-Marie-Theodore-Vincent d'Indy, Paris, comp (Symphonie C‚venole)
1851Ruperto Chapi y Lorente, composer
1854Edgar Tinel, Flemish composer (Le Chant Gr‚gorien)
1857Karl Pearson, London England, mathematician
1857Pearson, mathematician
1858Peter Christian Lutkin, composer
1859George Giffen, cricketer (one of Australia's greatest all-rounders)
1863Henry Royce, automobile founder (Rolls-Royce)
1867Edyth Walker, US singer
1868Patty Smith Hill, author/songwriter (Happy Birthday To You)
1871Heinrich Mann, Germany, novelist/essayist (Blue Angel); bros of Thomas
1871Petrus J M Aalberse, Dutch minister of Labor (1918-25)
1879Edward Steichen, pioneered American photography
1883Jan Kunc, composer
1886Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, German/US architect (Bauhaus)
1889Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoglu, Turkish writer/diplomat
1891Lajos Zilahy, Hungarian/US author (Arar t/Sd a nap)
1892Ferde (Ferdinand Rudolf von) Grof‚, NY, composer
1892Thorne Smith, author (Topper, Rain in the Doorway, Stray Lamb)
1893Dragoljub "Draza" Mihailovic, Yugoslavian general/nazi collaborator
1893Karl Mannheim, Hung/German/British sociologist (Ideology & Utopia)
1894William Harrigan, NYC
1897Carlo Mierendorff, German politician/anti-fascist
1897... Hartree, mathematician
1899Gloria Swanson, Chicago Ill, actress (Sadie Thomson, Queen Kelly) [NS]
1901Albert Henneberg, composer
1901Erich Ollenhauer, German politician (SPD)
1901Sato Eisaku, (Lib) Japanese PM (1964-72) (Nobel 1974)
1901Wilhelm Conrad von R”ntgen, physicist (Nobel)
1902Mary Armour, artist
1903Walt Kiesling, NFL guard/coach (HOF)
1905... Kalm r, mathematician
1907Mary Treen, St Louis Mo, actress (Emily-Willy)
1908Jacques [Iza„k] den Haan, Dutch writer (Dangerous Book)
1909Ben[jamin F] Webster, US tenor saxophonist
1909Golo Mann, [Gottfried], German/US historian (Antisemitism)
1910Rudi Ball, Germany, Jewish ice hockey star (Olympic-bronze-1932)
1912James Callaghan, (L) British PM (1976-79)
1912Reuel Lahmer, composer
1912Robert Watson Hughes, composer
1913Godfrey Turner, composer
1914Budd Schulberg, NYC, novelist (On the Waterfront)
1914Richard Denning, Poughkeepsie NY, actor (Steve-Karen, Hawaii Five-0)
1914Snooky Lanson, Memphis Tn, singer (Your Hit Parade, 5 Star Jubilee)
1915Richard Sharp, civil servant
1917Cyrus R Vance, US Secretary of State (1977-80)
1917Harry West, Unionist party leader (Unionist)
1919Julian Amery, conservative minister
1919Simon van Collem, Dutch journalist/TV host (Amsterdamned)
1920Richard Hayman, bandleader/conductor/pianist (Theme of 3 Penny Opera)
1921Tom Bevill, (Rep-D-AL, 1967- )
1922Margaret Stacey, sociologist
1923Louis Simpson, Jamaican/US poet (Good News of Death)
1923Shusaku Endo, writer
1923Victor Hochhauser, British impresario (Israeli Philharmonic Orch)
1924Harold Nicholas, US actor (Tap, 5 Heartbeats, Stormy Weather)
1924Sarah L Vaughan, Newark NJ, jazz scat singer (Broken Hearted Melody)
1925Lord Plumb, MEP
1925Robert Cohan, artistic director (Contemporary Dance Trust)
1925R P Cohan, choreographer
1926Louis Blom-Cooper QC/press arbiter
1927Anthony Lewis, columnist (NY Times)/author (Gideon's Trumpet)
1927Cecil B”dker, writer
1927Lord Fanshawe of Richmond, MP
1927Mstislav Leopold Rostropovich, Baku USSR, cellist/conductor
1928Douglas Applegate, (Rep-D-OH, 1977- )
1930Bob den Uyl, Dutch journalist/writer (Bird Watching)
1930David Janssen, [Meyer], Naponee Nebraska, actor (Fugitive, Harry O)
1930Richard Hayman, Cambridge Mass, orch leader (Vaughn Monroe Show)
1931Burt Collins, trumpeter
1931R P Bauman, CEO (British Aerospace)
1931Yoriaki Matsudaira, composer
1932Wes Covington, baseball player (Phila Phillies)
1933DRG Andrews, CEO (Land Rover-Leyland)
1933Frank Taylor, Chief Constable (Durham)
1933J Geoffrey Parker, high master (Manchestrer Grammar School)
1934Arthur Mitchell, choreographer (Dance Theater of Harlem)
1934David Hancock, secretary (British Dept of Education & Science)
1935Earl of Suffolk & Berkshire
1935Julian Glover, London England, actor (QED, Heat & Dust, Mandela)
1936Jerry Lacy, Sioux City Iowa, actor (Play it Again Sam)
1936Malcolm Goldstein, composer
1937Johnny "Clyde" Copeland, US blues guitarist/singer (Lion's Den)
1938A J Bellingham, president (Royal College of Pathologists)
1938Jock Slater, admiral
1938P Daubeny, CEO (Electricity Assn)
1939Cale Yarborough, auto racer (Daytona 500-1968, 77, 83, 84)
1939Jay C Kim, (Rep-R-California)
1939Judy Carne, comedienne (Laugh-In, Love on a Rooftop)
1939Lord Lyell
1939Ruth Ashton, general secretary (Royal College of Midwives)
1940Austin Pendleton, Warren OH, actor (Short Circuit, Simon, Hello Again)
1940June Wilkinson, Eastbourne England, actress (Absolutely Glamarous)
1941Charles Pashayan Jr, (Rep-R-CA, 1979- )
1941Liese Prokop, Austria, pentathlete (Olympic-silver-1968)
1942Michael York, England, actor (Cabaret, Logan's Run, 3 Musketeers)
1942Raymond J McGrath, (Rep-R-NY, 1981- )
1943M Robert Carr, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1975-81, 83- )
1945Briton Selby, NHLer
1946Bill Sudakis, baseball player
1946Carl Weintraub, actor (Harry-Executive Suite)
1946Jerry Lacy, actor (Rev Trask-Dark Shadows)
1947Daphne Todd, president (Royal Society of Portrait Painters)
1947Dough Wilkerson, football
1947Tom Sullivan, Boston MA, blind actor (If You Could See What I Hear)
1949Patrick Deuchar, CEO (Albert Hall)
1950Maria Ewing, opera singer
1950Tony Banks, rock keyboardist (Genesis-Against All Odds)
1950Vic Harris, baseball
1951Bobby Lalonde, NHLer (Boston Bruins)
1951Tony Banks, rocker
1952Chick Vennera, Herkimer NY, actor (High Risk, Milagro Beanfield War)
1952Maria Schneider, Paris, actress (Last Tango in Paris, Crime of Honor)
1952Rocky Maffit, rocker (Champaign)
1953Annemarie Moser-Pr”ll, Austria, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1980)
1953Pamela Roylance, Seattle Wash, actress (Sarah-Little House on Prairie)
1955Kim Brassey, racehorse trainer
1955Patrick McCabe, novelist
1956Brian Kelly, CFL wide receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
1956Thomas Wassberg, Sweden, 15K/50K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1980)
1957Billy MacKenzie, rock vocalist (The Associates-Affectionate Punch)
1957Duncan Goodhew, England, 100m breast stroke swimmer (Oly-Gold-1980)
1957Nicholas Hawkins, MP
1958Bart Connor, gymnast/sportscaster (Olympic-gold-1984)
1958Shaun Cassidy, rocker/actor (Hardy Boys, Texas Guns)
1958Susan Molinari, (Rep-R-NY)
1960Clare Lucy Madeleine Evans, historian
1960Jennifer Grey, actress (Dirty Dancing); Joel Grey's daughter
1960Steve Jarvin, Australian soling yachter (Olympics-96)
1961Clark Datchler, vocalist (Johnny Hates Jazz-Don't Say it's Love)
1961Ellery Hanley, rugby league player
1963Dave Koz, saxophonist
1963Ed Pinckney, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)
1963Quentin Tarantino, director/screenwriter (Pulp Fiction)
1963Randall Cunningham, NFL QB (Phila Eagles, Minnesota Vikings)
1963Todd Graves, Laurel Miss, skeet (Olympics-1992, 96)
1963Xuxa, [Maria da Graca Meneghel], Brazil, actress (Xuxa Park)
1966Kate Donahoo, Las Vegas NV, US judoka (Olympic-92)
1967Jaime Navarro, Bayamon Puerto Rico, pitcher (Chic Cubs)
1967Talisa Soto, [Miriam], Brooklyn NY, actress (License to Kill)
1967Tom Hammonds, NBA forward (Minn Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets)
1968Irina Belova, Russian pentathelete (world record 1992)
1969Tom Beer, NFL running back (Detroit Lions)
1970Anthony Prior, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets, Minnesota Vikings)
1970Corey Page, actor (Richard Wilkins-Loving/City)
1970Ed Philion, NFL nose tackle (Buffalo Bills)
1971Mariah Carey, NYC, singer (Love Takes Time, Hero)
1972Kirby Dar Dar, wide reciever (Miami Dolphins)
1973Serge Tremblay, La Malbaie Quebec, weightlifter (Olympics-96)
1974Rosanna Gimenez, Miss Paraguay Universe (1997)
1975B J Gallis, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
1975Gregory DuBois, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
1976Danny Fortson, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets)
1976Roberta Alma Anastase, Miss Universe-Romania (1996)
1977Tom van der Leegte, Dutch soccer player (PSV)
1984Emily Ann Lloyd, actress (Sarah Kramer-Something So Right)
1984J P Steur, actor (Grace Under Fire)
1986Melissa Stern, [Baby M]/[Sara Whitehead], surrogate baby
1988Kerri Ann Darling, actress (Alli Fowler-Another World)

Historial events:

1513Spaniard Juan Ponce de Leon discovers Florida
1599Robert Devereux becomes lt-general of Ireland
1625Charles I, King Of England, Scotland & Ireland, ascends English throne
1668English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company
1708English pretender to the throne James III flees to Dunkerk
1709Dike at Hardinxveld breaks (Alblasserwaard flooded)
1713Spain losses Menorca & Gibraltar
1721France & Spain sign Treaty of Madrid
1758Battle at Emmerich: British army floats around France the Rhine
1790The shoelace invented
1794US Navy forms
1802Treaty of Amiens-French Revolutionary War ends
1808Joseph Haydns oratorio "Die Sch”pfung" premieres in Vienna
1814Battle at Horseshoe Bend: Gen Andrew Jackson beats Creek-indians
18361st Mormon temple dedicated (Kirtland Ohio)
18411st US steam fire engine tested, NYC
1848John Parker Paynard originates medicated adhesive plaster
1849Joseph Couch patents steam-powered percussion rock drill
1855Abraham Gesner patents kerosene
1860M L Byrn patents "covered gimlet screw with a 'T' handle" (corkscrew)
1861Black demonstrators in Charleston staged ride-ins on street cars
1863President Davis calls for this to be a day of fasting & prayer
1865Siege of Spanish Fort, AL-captured by Federals
1866Andrew Rankin patents the urinal
1866Pres Johnson vetoes civil rights bill; it later becomes 14th amend
18711st international rugby game-Scotland 1, England 0
1879Longest championship fight (136 rounds)
18841st long-distance telephone call, Boston-NY
19121st Japanese cherry blossom trees planted in Wash DC
19141st successful blood transfusion (in Brussels)
1920Film stars Mary Pickford & Douglas Fairbanks wed
1920Hermann Mller becomes German chancellor (SPD)
1924Canada recognizes USSR
1924New French govt of Poincar‚ begins
1928KGB-AM in San Diego CA begins radio transmissions
1928US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
1928US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
1929US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
1929US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
19301st US radio broadcast from a ship at sea
1931Charlie Chaplin receives France's distinguished Legion of Honor
1931John McGraw says night baseball will not catch on
1932De Bataven soccer team forms in Gendt
1933Farm Credit Administration (US) authorized
1933Japan leaves League of Nations
1933Polythene discovered by Reginald Gibson & Eric William Fawcett
1936WOS-AM in Jefferson City Missouri goes off the air
1937Feyenoord-stadium official opens in Rotterdam
19391st NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: U of Oregon beats OH State 46-33
1940Himmler orders building of Auschwitz concentration camp, at Katowice
1941Britain leases defense bases in Trinidad to US for 99 years
1941Hitler signs Directive 27 (assault on Yugoslavia)
1941Yugoslavian coup gets rid of pro-German Prince Paul
1942-28] Allies raid German submarine base in St Nazaire
1942Japan forces Java to use "Tokyo time" 1« hour forward
1942Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title (NYC)
1943Assassination attempt on Van de Peat at Amsterdams census bureau
1943Blue Ribbon Town (with Groucho Marx) 1st heard on CBS Radio
1943US begins assault on Fondouk-pass, Tunisia
19441,000 Jews leave Drancy France for Auschwitz Concentration Camp
19442,000 Jews are murdered in Kaunas Lithuania
194440 Jewish policemen in Riga Latvia ghetto are shot by the gestapo
1944Children's Aktion-Nazis collect all the Jewish children of Lovno
19457th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Okla State beats NYU 49-44
1945British premier Churchill sails to eastern banks of Rhine
1945DePaul beats Bowling Green for NIT title
1945Ella Fitzgerald & Delta Rhythm Boys record "It's Only a Paper Moon" 54904 "S
1945Iwo Jima occupied, after 22,000 Japanese & 6,000 US killed
1945US 20th Army corps captures Wiesbaden
1950Jazz pianist, Erroll Garner's solo concert (Cleve OH)
1950Netherlands recognizes People's Republic of China
1950WHAS TV channel 11 in Louisville, KY (CBS) begins broadcasting
195113th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Kansas 68-58
1951Frank Sinatra recorded "I'm a Fool to Want You" 54912 "S
1952Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records
195321 die in a train crash in Conneaut Ohio
19559th Tony Awards: Desperate Hours & Pajama Game win
1955Steve McQueen makes his network TV debut (Goodyear Playhouse)
1955WPRI TV channel 12 in Providence, RI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956French commandos land in Algeria
1956US seizes US communist newspaper "Daily Worker" 54920 "S
1958CBS Labs announce new stereophonic records
1958Havana Hilton opens
1958Nikita Khrushchev becomes Soviet premier & 1st sect of Communist Party
1960Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Royal Crown Golf Open
1961Belgium govt of Eyskens resigns
1961Failed assassination attempt on King Saif al-Islam Achmad of Yemen
1962Ann Jellicoe's "Knack," premieres in London
1962Archbishop Rummel ends race segregation in New Orlean Catholic school
1962Jacques Plante ties record winning 6th NHL Vezina trophy
19641st true Pirate Radio station, Radio Caroline (England)
1964Earthquake strikes Alaska, 8.4 on Richter scale, 118 die
1964Great Train Robbers sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars
1964UN troops arrive on Cyprus
1966Anit Vietnam war demonstrations in US, Europe & Australia
1966Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Louise Suggs Delray Beach Golf Invitational
1968Japanese Trade & Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in SF
1968Suharto succeeds Sukarno as president of Indonesia
1969Black Academy of Arts & Letters forms in Boston
1969Launch of Mariner 7, flies 2,190-mi above southern Mars
1970Ringo releases his 1st solo album "Sentimental Journey" 54941 "S
197133rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Villanova 68-62 UCLA wins their 5th consecutive NCAA basketball title
1972Adolph Rupp retires after 42 years of coaching U of Kentucky
1972Venera 8 launched to Venus
1973Dennis Amiss out for 99 v Pakistan, 3rd 99 in Test Cricket
1973Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) stopped for speeding & LSD possession
197345th Academy Awards - "Godfather," Marlon Brando & Liza Minnelli win Marlon Brando turns down Oscar for best actor in support of Indians
1976Delta States beat Immaculata, 69-64, for AIWA basketball title
1976Washington DC underground Metro opens
1977583 die in aviation's worst disaster KLM-Pan Am 747 crash on Tenerife
1977Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic
197840th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Duke 94-88
1978Bob Fosse's "Dancin'" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1,774 perfs
1978Rutles "All You Need is Cash" is shown on British TV
1979Supreme Court rules, 8-1, cops can't randomly stop cars
1980"Happy New Year" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 17 performances
1980"Reggae" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 21 performances
1980Elevator in Vaal Reef S Afr gold mine crash 1900m down (23 die)
1980Mount St Helens becomes active after 123 years
1981John Lennon releases "Watching the Wheels" in UK
1982"Best Little Whorehouse..." closes at 46th St NYC after 1577 perfs
1982Imran takes 14-116 for cricket match v Sri Lanka at Lahore
1982Randy Holt sets Wash Cap record of 34 penalty minutes
198313th Easter Seal Telethon
1983Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1983Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs," premieres in NYC
1984Andrew Lloyd Webber/Richard Stilgoe's "Starlight Express," premieres
1985Billy Dee Williams receives a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
1986Disney-MGM Studio Tour ground breaking
1987President Habr‚'s troops reconquer Faya Largeau Chad
1988Ice Dance Championship at Budapest won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)
1988Ice Pairs Championship at Budapest won by E Valova & O Vasiliev (URS)
1988Ladies Fig Skating Championship in Budapest won by Katarina Witt (GDR)
1988Men's Figure Skating Champions in Budapest won by Brian Boitano (USA)
1988Ok-Hee Ku wins Standard Register Turquoise Classic Golf Tournament
1988Wrestlemania IV at Trump Plaza, "Macho Man" Savage pins Ted Dibiase
19891st half-black soap opera, "Generations," premieres on NBC-TV
1989Delhi beat Bengal by innings & 210 to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
1990Bus accidentally touches high voltage wire in Karagpur India; 21 die
1990NSW beat Queensland by 345 runs to win Sheffield Shield Final
1991NCAA bans U of Minn football team from postseason play in 1992
1991New Kid Donnie Wahlberg, arrested on arson charges in Kentucky
1991Scotty Bowman & Neil Armstrong elected to NHL Hall of Fame
1992Bruce Springsteen releases "Human Touch" & "Lucky Town" 54985 "S
1994Church in Piedmont Alabama collapses in tornado, 19 killed
1994Ice Dance Championship at Chiba Japan won by Gritschuk & Platov (RUS)
1994Ice Pairs Championship at Chiba won by Shishkova/Vadim Naumov (RUS)
1994Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Yuka Sato (JPN)
1994Men's Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Elvis Stojko (CAN)
1994Radio personality Rush Limbaugh weds wife #3, Marta Fitzgerald
199567th Academy Awards - "Forest Gump," Jessica Lange & Tom Hanks win
1996"State Fair," opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 118 performances
1997"Young Man From Atlanta," opens at Longacre NYC for 85 performances
199739 cult memebers in Calif commit mass suicide (Hale-Bopp)
1997Martin Luther King's son meets with James Earl Ray
1998Soul Train Award
213432nd recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

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