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Historical Events

Events 1 - 29 of 29

1st - 12 Nazi war criminals sentenced to death in Nuremberg
1st - 1st NL playoffs, Dodgers vs Cards (St Louis wins 2 games to 0)
1st - Bob Feller 348th strikeout of season
2nd - 1st network soap opera-Faraway Hill-Dumont
3rd - Cards beat Dodgers 8-4 at Ebbets Field to win NL playoffs 2-0
5th - "Yours Is My Heart" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 36 perfs
5th - 1st Cannes Film Festival ends
6th - 90°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct
6th - US Pres Harry Truman questions Great Britain Jews about Palestine
7th - Charles Ives' 2nd string quartet premieres
8th - Kwo-less-shrew selects Gen Chiang Kai-shek as President of China
8th - Military plane crashes at Christian HBS, 24 die
9th - First electric blanket manufactured; sold for $39.50
9th - Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh" premieres in NYC
10th - Max Frisch' "Die Chinesische Mauer" premieres in Zurich
14th - Netherland & Indonesia sign cease fire
15th - Smallest World Series share since 1918 (Cards $3,748, Red Sox $2,140)
15th - St Louis Cards beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 43rd World Series
Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shekChinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek 15th - Enos Slaughter scores from 1st on a single in World Series
16th - 10 Nazi leaders hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg trials
18th - Aaron Copland's 3rd Symphony premieres
20th - Frank Seno returns kickoff 105 yd, Chicago Cards vs NY Giants
22nd - 2 British ships sink near Albania
23rd - UN General Assembly 2nd session convenes (1st NYC-Flushing Meadows)
24th - Netherlands & Indonesia sign cease fire
24th - A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.
25th - 1st trial against nazi war criminals (Nuremberg)
27th - Georgi Domitrovs National Front wins Bulgaria elections (78%)
28th - German rocket engineers begin work in USSR

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 99 of 99

1st - Alfred Jones, Grace Miss, middleweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1968)
1st - Eva Klobukowska, Poland, relay sprinter (Olympic-gold-1964)
2nd - Jo-el Sonnier, Rayne La, country singer (Louisiana)
2nd - Roger Jett, Cumberland Maryland, actor (Smithereens)
2nd - Eric Peterson, Canadian actor
3rd - Bob Dotson, St Louis Mo, newscaster (Primetime Sunday)
3rd - Tristan Keuris, composer
3rd - Biff Henderson, American television personality
4th - Andre Bolhuis, hockey player (World Cup 1973, European Cup 1978
4th - Susan Sarandon, [Tomaling], Jackson Hgts NY, actress (Bull Durham)
4th - Chuck Hagel, American politician
5th - Richard Kermode, rocker
5th - Zahida Hina, Pakistani columnist
5th - Jean Perron, Canadian ice hockey coach
6th - Gary Gentry, baseball player (NY Mets)
Cricketer and Commentator Tony GreigCricketer and Commentator Tony Greig (6th) 6th - Tony Greig, English cricket captain, all-rounder (1972-77) and commentator, born in Queenstown, South Africa (d. 2012)
6th - Millie Small, Jamaican singer (My Boy Lollipop), born in Clarendon
6th - Eddie Villanueva, JIL Spiritual Director, Owner of ZOE Broadcasting Network
6th - Lloyd Doggett, American politician
6th - Vinod Khanna, Indian actor
7th - Bernard Lavilliers, French singer
7th - Pengiran Anak Saleha, Queen of Brunei
8th - Aleksandr Gorshlov, ice dancer (holds 6 titles)
8th - Jean-Jacques Beineix, director (Betty Blue, Diva)
8th - Dennis Kucinich, American politician
10th - Ben Vereen, actor/dancer (Pippin, Roots, Webster), born in Miami, Florida
10th - Charles Dance, Redditch, Worcestershire, English actor/director (Alien 3, Jewel in the Crown)
10th - Franco Malerba, Genoa Italy, astronaut (STS 46)
10th - John Prine, Maywood Ill, country singer (Hello in There)
10th - Peter Mahvolich, NHL star (Mont Canadiens)
10th - Mildred Grieveson (aka: Anne Mather, Caroline Fleming, Cardine Fleming), English writer
10th - Naoto Kan, Japanese politician
10th - Chris Tarrant, English TV presenter
11th - Felton Perry, actor (Magnum Force, Sudden Death)
11th - Gary Mallaber, rocker (Steve Miller Band-Abracadbra), born in Buffalo, New York
11th - Sawao Kato, Japan, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1968, 72, 76)
11th - Daryl Hall, [Hohl], Penn, rocker/songwriter (Hall & Oates-Sara Smile)
11th - Oba Chandler, American convicted murderer
12th - Ashok Mankad, cricketer (son of Vinoo, batted for India 1969-78)
13th - Bram Vermeulen, Dutch singer (Neerlands Hoop)
13th - Demond Wilson, Valdosta GA, actor (Sanford & Son, Baby I'm Back)
13th - Edwina Currie, British politician
14th - Justin Hayward, England, vocalist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin)
14th - James Robert "Radio" Kennedy, American football coach
14th - Craig Venter, American biologist
14th - Al Oliver, American baseball player
14th - Dan McCafferty, Scottish musician (Nazareth)
15th - Richard Carpenter, New Haven Ct, vocalist (Carpenters-Close to You)
15th - Victor Banerjee, Calcutta India, actor (A Passage to India)
15th - Stewart Stevenson, Scottish politician
16th - Suzanne Somers, San Bruno California, actress (3's Company, Step by Step)
17th - Bob Seagren, Pomona California, actor (Soap)/pole vaulter (Olympic-gold-68)
17th - James Ray Tucker, rock guitarist (Turtles-Eleanor), born in Los Angeles, California
17th - Vicki Hodge, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac), born in London, England
17th - Sir Cameron Mackintosh, British stage producer
17th - Adam Michnik, Polish activist
17th - Drusilla Modjeska, Australian writer and editor
18th - James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter
18th - Howard Shore, Canadian film composer
19th - Bob Holland, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner at age 38)
19th - Philip Pullman, English writer
19th - Kenneth Washington, African-American actor (Sgt Richard Baker-Hogan's Heroes, Westworld)
20th - Connie Chung, news ancher (NBC, CBS), born in Washington, D.C.
20th - Elfriede Jelinek, writer
20th - Lucien Van Impe, Belgian cyclist
21st - Lee Loughnane, rocker (Chicago)
21st - Jim Hill, American sportscaster
21st - Lux Interior, American singer (The Cramps)
22nd - Eddie Brigati, Garfield NJ, rock vocalist (Rascals)
22nd - Richard Loncraine, director (Missionary, Deep Cover, Bellman & True)
22nd - Kelvin MacKenzie, British media tycoon
22nd - Claude Charron, French-Canadian politician and TV personality
23rd - Gerda Lenten-Havertong, Surinam, Dutch singer/actress (Sesame St)
23rd - Miklos Nemeth, Hungary, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1976)
23rd - Mel Martinez, American politician
24th - Jerry Edmonton, Canada, rock drummer (Steppenwolf)
25th - Peter Lieberson, composer
26th - Ivan Reitman, director/producer (Private Parts, Ghostbusters, Dave)
26th - Keith Hopwood, rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits)
26th - Maureen Anderman, actress (Once Upon a Family, Rupture Fatale)
26th - Pat Sajak, TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
26th - Holly Woodlawn, Puerto Rican actress
27th - Leslie Byrne, (Rep-D-Virginia)
27th - Peter Martins, Danish actor(?)
27th - Steven R Nail, Canton Ill, USAF/astr (STS 51-G, 61-A, 37, 55)
27th - Terry J Hart, astronaut (STS 41C), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
28th - Wim Jansen, Dutch footballer and coach
28th - John Hewson, Australian politician
29th - Anura Tennekoon, cricketer (Sri Lankan World Cup captain 1975-79)
29th - Peter Green, [Peter Greenbaum], rocker (Fleetwood Mac), born in London, England
29th - Strinivasa Moodley, South African anti-apartheid activist
30th - Andrea Mitchell, newscaster (NBC-TV, Summer Sunday USA), born in NYC, New York
30th - Chris Slade, rocker (AC/DC)
30th - Ian McGeechan, Scottish rugby player
30th - Lynne Marta, Phila Pa, actress (Love American Style)
30th - Robert L "Hoot" Gibson, Cooperstown NY, USN/ast (STS 41B,61C,27,47,71)
31st - Stephen Rea, Belfast, Northern Ireland, film and stage actor (Crying Game, Michael Collins)
31st - Ramnath Parkar, cricket batsman (Indian in 2 Tests v England 1972-73)
31st - Norman Lovett, British actor

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 14 of 14

8th - Rose Melville, American stage actress (Sis Hopkins) dies at 73
12th - Joseph W Stilwell, US general (China), dies
Nazi Politician Hermann GoeringNazi Politician Hermann Goering (15th) 15th - Hermann Goering, Nazi Reichmarshal, poisons himself in prison at 53
16th - Alfred G Jodl, Col-Gen/German staff chief weather authority, hanged
16th - Alfred Rosenberg, German war criminal, hanged
16th - Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian chancellor (1930s), hanged at 54
16th - Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian Nazi (SS), hanged
16th - Fritz Sauckel, German war criminal, hanged
16th - Granville Ransome Bantock, English composer/conductor, dies at 78
16th - Hans Frank, former Nazi Governor General of Occupied Poland, hanged
16th - Joachim von Ribbentrop, German war criminal, hanged
16th - Wilhelm Frick, German war criminal, hanged
16th - Wilhelm Keitel, German fieldmarshal, hanged
29th - John S Curry, US painter (Baptism in Kansas), dies

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