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Historical Events

Events 1 - 38 of 38

1st - British government nationalizes and takes control of the Bank of England, after 252 years
1st - Panama accepts its new constitution
2nd - Dutch troops land on East Bali
2nd - Ho Chi Minh elected president of North Vietnam
2nd - Kingman Douglass becomes deputy director of CIA
3rd - US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
3rd - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
5th - Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech (Fulton Missouri) popularizes the term and draws attention to division of Europe
5th - Hungarian Communists and Social Democrats co-found the Left Bloc.
6th - France recognizes Vietnam statehood within Indo-Chinese federation
7th - "Three to Make Ready" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 323 perfs
7th - Max Frisch' "Santa Cruz" premieres in Zurich
7th - 18th Academy Awards - "The Lost Weekend" Ray Milland & Joan Crawford win
8th - 1st helicopter licensed for coml use (NYC)
9th - Dutch troops land at Batavia/Semarang
Baseball Player Ted WilliamsBaseball Player Ted Williams 9th - Ted Williams is offered $500,000 to play in Mexican Baseball League, he refuses
10th - Train derailment kills 185 near Aracaju Brazil
13th - Paul-Henri Spaak (Belgium Socialist Party) forms Belgium government - shortest Belgium government (ends 31 March)
15th - British Prime Minister Clement Attlee agrees with India's right to independence
16th - "Would-Be Gentleman" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 77 performances
19th - French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique & Reunion become overseas "departments" of France
19th - Nicolai Schwernik succeeds Kalinin as president of USSR
21st - Kenny Washington signs with Rams, 1st black NFLer since 1933
21st - UN set up temporary HQ at Hunter (now Lehman) College (Bronx)
22nd - 1st US rocket to leave the Earth's atmosphere (50 miles up)
British Prime Minister Clement AttleeBritish Prime Minister Clement Attlee 22nd - Britain signs treaty granting independence to Jordan
23rd - 8th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Oklahoma State beats NC 43-40
25th - 1st performance of Igor Stravinsky's "Ebony Concerto"
28th - Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.
29th - 1st Test Cricket between Australia & NZ
29th - Test Cricket debuts of Lindwall, Miller & Tallon
30th - "St Louis Woman" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 113 performances
30th - Australia beats NZ in cricket at 3 30pm on 2nd day
30th - Last Test Cricket appearance of Bill O'Reilly (5-14 & 3-19)
30th - 3rd Golden Globes: The Lost Weekend, Ray Milland, & Ingrid Bergman win
31st - Belgian government of Spaak resigns - shortest ever Belgian government
31st - Belgian government of Acker forms
31st - The first election is held in Greece after World War II.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 80 of 80

1st - Lana Wood, [Svetlana Gurdin], Santa Rosa California, (Diamonds are Forever)
1st - Tony Ashton, Blackburn England, rocker (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke)
1st - Gerry Boulet, French-Canadian singer (d. 1990)
2nd - Brian J Donnelly, (Rep-D-MA, 1979- )
3rd - James C Adamson, Warsaw NY, Lt Col USA/astronaut (STS 28, STS 43)
3rd - John Virgo, British snooker player
4th - Haile Gerima, director (Ashes & Embers)
4th - Harvey Goldsmith, impresario
4th - Michael Ashcroft, English entrepreneur/multi-millionaire (Hawley-ADT)
4th - Ralph Kirshbaum, Denton TX, cellist (RNCM Manchester Intl Festival)
4th - Robert Raymond, rocker
5th - Michael Warren, Indiana, actor (Bobby Hill-Hill Street Blues)
5th - Murray Head, singer
5th - Rocky Bleier, Wisc, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
6th - David Jon Gilmour, Grantchester Cambridgeshire, English rock guitarist (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall)
6th - Martin Kove, American actor (Victor-Cagney & Lacey), born in Brooklyn, New York
6th - Patrick Pierre Roger Baudry, Cameroon, astronaut (STS 18)
6th - Tony Klatka, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
7th - Matthew Fisher, rock keyboardist (Procol Harum), born in London, England
7th - Peter Wolf, rock singer (J Giels Band-Centerfold, Freeze Frame)
8th - Mohammad Nazir, Pakistani cricket off-spinner (14 Tests 1969-83)
8th - Randy Meisner, rock bassist/vocalist (Poco, Eagles-Take it Easy)
9th - Gherman Semyonovich Arzamazov, Russian cosmonaut (backup TM-6)
9th - Jim Cregan, British rock musician
10th - Gaylord Birch, drummer (Reconstruction, Honey Dripper)
10th - Hiroshi Fushida, Japanese racing driver
10th - Mike Hollands, Australian animator
11th - Brigitte Fossey, Tourcoing France, actress (Man Who Died Twice)
Singer & Actress Liza MinnelliSinger & Actress Liza Minnelli (12th) 12th - Liza Minnelli, Hollywood CA, singer/actress (Sterile Cuckoo, Cabaret)
12th - Frank Welker, American voice actor (Scooby-Doo, Curious George), born in Denver, Colorado
12th - Peter Whalley, British television writer and author
13th - Yonatan Netanyahu, Israeli soldier who died leading rescue operation Entebbe in Uganda (d. 1976)
14th - Jasper Carrott, English comedian (Jane & the Lost City, Detectives)
14th - Steve Kanaly, Burbank California, actor (Fleshburn, Ray Krebbs-Dallas)
14th - Wes Unseld, NBA all-star (Baltimore Bullets, MVP 1969)
15th - Bobby Bond, baseball player (Giants, Yankees, etc)
15th - David Wall, English ballet dancers/director (Royal Academy of Dancing)
15th - Howard Scott, San Pedro Cal, rock guitarist/vocalist (War, Cisco Kid)
15th - Masaharu Satō, Japanese seiyū
16th - Erik Estrada, actor (CHiPs, Cross & Switchblade, Lightblast), born in NYC, New York
16th - Hubert Soudant, Dutch conductor
17th - Harold Brown, rock drummer (War-Summer, Galaxy), born in Long Beach, California
17th - Michael Peter Finnissey, composer
18th - Michael Reagan, talk show host, and son of Ronald and Nancy Reagan
18th - Martyn Griffiths, British racing driver
18th - Michel Leclère, French racing driver
19th - Bigas Luna, director/writer (Anguish)
19th - Mohammad Ilyas, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in ten Tests 1964-69)
19th - Paul Atkinson, rock guitarist (Zombies-Never Even Thought)
19th - Ruth Pointer, singer (Pointer Sisters-I'm So Exicted)
20th - Ranger Doug, [Douglas Green], Ill, singer (Riders in Sky-Cowboy Way)
21st - Ray Dorset, rocker (Cold Blue Excursion)
21st - Timothy Dalton, North Wales, actor (James Bond films)
22nd - Don Chaney, NBA player (Houston Rockets)/coach (Detroit Pistons)
22nd - Laraine Ashton, fashion models' agent (London)
22nd - Rudy/Rudolf [von Bittner] Rucker, US, sci-fi author (Wetware)
22nd - Serge, [Ruud Schaap], Dutch singer/guitarist (Saskia & Serge)
24th - Lee Oskar, Denmark, rock harmonicist (War-Why Can't We Be Friends)
24th - Paul Williams, climber
24th - Klaus Dinger, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk)
25th - Bonnie Bedelia [Culkin], American actress (Die Hard, Heart Like a Wheel), born in NYC, New York
25th - Cliff Balsam, English footballer
25th - Maurice Krafft, French vulcanologist (d. 1991)
25th - Gerard John Schaefer, American serial killer (d. 1995)
26th - Johnny Crawford, actor (Mark-The Rifleman), born in Los Angeles, California
26th - Alain Madelin, French politician
27th - Bill Sudakis, baseball player
27th - Carl Weintraub, actor (Harry-Executive Suite)
27th - Jerry Lacy, actor (Rev Trask-Dark Shadows)
27th - Olaf Malolepski, German musician (Die Flippers)
28th - Richard Sussman, American jazz musician and composer
28th - Alejandro Toledo, President of Peru
28th - Wubbo Ockels, Dutch physicist and astronaut, born in Almelo Netherlands, (d. 2014)
29th - Bruce Weber, director (Broken Noses)
29th - Ronald Farrow, radio producer/priest
29th - Billy Thorpe, Australian singer (d. 2007)
31st - Aftab Gul, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in six Tests 1969-71)
31st - Al Nichol, Winston Salem NC, rock guitarist/vocalist (Turtles)
31st - Gabe Kaplan, American comedian/actor (Welcome Back Kotter), born in Brooklyn, New York
31st - Gonzalo Márquez, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 1984)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Author Ernest HemingwayAuthor Ernest Hemingway (14th) 14th - American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway marries Mary Welsh

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 18 of 18

2nd - Fidél Pálffy, Hungarian National socialist (b. 1895)
2nd - George E. Stewart, American Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1872)
4th - Bror von Blixen-Finecke, Danish big-game hunter (b. 1886)
8th - Frederick Lanchester, English Engineer who built the first British petrol automobile (1896), dies at 77
12th - Philip Merivale, dies at 59
13th - Abraham Bredius, Dutch art historian (Rembrandt), dies at 90
13th - Thomas Frederick Dunhill, composer, dies at 69
13th - Werner von Blomberg, German minister of Reichswehr, dies at 67
16th - Marius HLW "Max" Blokzijl, Dutch Nazi propagandist, executed at 61
17th - Dai Li, Chinese spymaster (b. 1897)
19th - Amir Hamzah, Indonesian poet (Buah Rindu), dies at 35
22nd - Clemens A von Galen, bishop of Munster/anti fascist, dies at 68
23rd - Alexandru Zirra, composer, dies at 62
23rd - Gilbert N. Lewis, American Chemist (atomic theory), dies at 70
24th - Alexander A Alekhine, world chess champ (1927-35, 37-46), dies at 53
24th - Gustaf Heintze, composer, dies at 66
28th - Chick Fullis, baseball player (b. 1904)
30th - John S S P V Gort, viscount of Limerick/Hamsterley, dies at 59

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