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Historical Events

Events 1 - 20 of 20

1st - Joe Louis KOs Harry Thomas in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
4th - 5th Masters Golf Tournament: Henry Picard wins, shooting a 285
5th - Anti-Jewish riots break out in Dabrowa Poland
6th - Teflon invented by Roy J Plunkett
10th - 2nd government of Blum replaced by Daladier government in France
10th - Austria becomes a state of Germany
10th - NY makes syphilis test mandatory in order to get a marriage license
12th - 1st US law requiring medical tests for marriage licenses (NY)
12th - Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
12th - US began requiring medical tests for marriage licenses
13th - Clifford Goldsmith' "What a Life" premieres in NYC
16th - Great Britain recognizes Italian annexation of Abyssinia
18th - Headless Mad Butcher victim found in Cleveland
19th - 42nd Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of RI in 2:35:34.8
19th - Phil Emmett Mueller & Dodger Ernie Koy both homer in their 1st at bat
23rd - Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia demand self government
24th - Lindenheuvel soccer team forms
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe LouisBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis 26th - Austrian Jews required to register property above 5,000 Reichsmarks
30th - Bradman scores 258 Aust v Worcs, 293 mins, 33 fours 1 five
30th - The first televised FA Cup Final takes place between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 59 of 59

1st - John Quade, American actor
2nd - John Larsson, 17th General of The Salvation Army
2nd - Whirlaway, American thoroughbred racehorse, 1941 Triple Crown Winner (d. 1953)
3rd - Jeff Barry, American rock writer (Tell Laura I Love Her), born in Brooklyn, New York
3rd - Philippe Wynne, US soul singer (Detroit Spinners)
4th - A Bartlett Giamatti, pres of Yale/baseball commish (1989), born in Boston, Massachusetts
4th - Michael Parks, Corona California, actor (Then Came Bronson)
4th - Peter Attenborough, British headmaster (Charterhouse)
5th - Colin Bland, cricketer (South African bat Maybe the best cover field)
5th - Ronald Anthony White Jr, singer
5th - Nancy Holt, Worcester Massachusetts, American artist (land art)
6th - Paul Daniels, British magician
6th - Roy Thinnes, actor (Invaders, Falcon Crest, Gen Hospital), born in Chicago, Illinois
7th - Freddie Hubbard, jazz trumpeter (Art Blakey), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
7th - Yvonne Lime, Glendale California, actress (Father Knows Best, Dobie Gillis)
7th - [Edmund G] Jerry Brown Jr, (Governor (D) of California 1975-83, 2011-
8th - Barton Keith McLean, composer
8th - Lory Patrick, Beckley WV, actress (Trina-Tales of Welles Fargo)
8th - Mohammad Farooq, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 7 Tests 1960-65)
9th - Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian politician
10th - Don Meredith, Mount Vernon Texas, NFL QB (Cowboys)/Mon Night Football
11th - Michael Deaver, politician/influence peddler (S&L scandal)
11th - Kurt Moll, German bass
13th - Frederic Rzewski, Westfield Mass, composer (Spacecraft)
13th - John Weston, diplomat
14th - Gloria Dean Randle Scott, educator/pres (Beaumont College)
15th - Carles Marsden, professor (neurology)
15th - Hso Khan Pha, Burmese politician
15th - Claudia Cardinale, Tunisian-born actress (The Pink Panther)
16th - Michael Hirst, chief constable (Leicestershire England)
16th - Gordon Wilson, Scottish politician
16th - Rich Rollins, American baseballer
17th - David Dilks, vice-chancellor (Hull U)
17th - K M P O'Brien, archbishop (St Andrews & Edinburgh)
17th - Ben Barnes, American politician
17th - Kerry Wendell Thornley, co-founder of Discordianism
18th - Andreas J "Cat" Liebenberg, supreme commander (S Afr army)
19th - Jonathan Tunick, composer
20th - Bernard Malivoire, France, cox pair (Olympic-gold-1952)
20th - Betty Cuthbert, Australia 100m/200m/400m dash (Olympic-gold-1956, 64)
20th - Johnny Tillotson, Jacksonville Fla, singer (Gidget, Poetry in Motion)
22nd - Alan Bond, Australian tycoon/yachtsman (America's Cup), born in London, UK
22nd - Adam Raphael, English journalist and author
23rd - Leonard Ernest John Chant, social worker
23rd - Russell Hillhouse, under-sect Scottish Office
23rd - Steven D Symms, (Sen-R-ID, 1981- )
25th - Ton Schulten, Dutch artist
25th - Roger Boisjoly, Lowell, Massachusetts, aerodynamicist (anticipated challenger disaster), (d. 2012)
26th - Duane Eddy, Phoenix, Az, country singer (Peter Gunn, Cannonball)
26th - Maurice Williams, American rocker (Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
26th - Willie Wood, bowler
27th - Earl Anthony, bowler (PBA money champ 1974-6, 1981-3)
28th - Beverly F Albert, architect
28th - Madge Sinclair, Kingston Jamaica, actress (Bell-Roots, Trapper John)
28th - Fred Dibnah, English television personality (d. 2004)
29th - Klaus Voormann, German musician, artist, and record producer
30th - Gary Collins, Venice California, actor (6th Sense, Home Show), (d. 2012)
30th - Larry [Van Cott] Niven, US, sci-fi author (5 Hugo, Neutron Star)
30th - Juraj Jakubisko, Slovak film director

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

American Football Player and Coach Sammy BaughAmerican Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh (10th) 10th - NFL quarterback Sammy Baugh (24) weds his college sweetheart Edmonia Smith in Sweetwater, Texas
28th - King Zog of Albania marries Countess Geraldine of Hungary

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 17 of 17

2nd - Alice Berend, writer, dies
4th - Cyril Christiani, cricket wicket keep (WI 1935), dies of malaria at 24
8th - Harold Baumgartner, cricketer (took 2-99 lefty in test for S Af), dies
10th - Nana Annor Adjaye, Pan-Africanist, dies in W Nzima Ghana
10th - Joe "King" Oliver, American musician (b. 1885)
12th - Feodor Chaliapine, Russian author (Man & Mark), dies at 65
13th - Archibald Belaney, Canadian conservationist (b. 1888)
15th - Caesar Vallejo, Peru/French poet (Trilce, Russia & 1931), dies at 46
16th - Bertram Wagstaff Mills, circus proprietor, dies
16th - Steve Bloomer, English footballer (b. 1874)
18th - Richard Runciman Terry, musicologist, dies
19th - Henry John Newbolt, poet/author (Studies Green & Gray), dies at 75
21st - Muhammad Iqbal, Brt E Indies lawyer/Pakistan national hero, dies at 65
21st - Allama Iqbal, Indian philosopher and poet (b. 1877)
24th - George Grey Barnard, American sculptor (b. 1863)
26th - Edmund Husserl, German philosopher (study of phenomenon), dies at 79
27th - Edmond Rubbens, Belgian minister to Colonies, dies at 44

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