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Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 434

Mar 15th - Persia nationalizes Anglo-Iranian Oil Company
Mar 17th - Government of Drees takes power
Mar 17th - Test Cricket debut of Brian Statham, England v NZ at Christchurch
Mar 18th - Pat O'Sullivan wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
Mar 19th - Herman Wouk's "Caine Mutiny" published
Mar 20th - Indonesian army offensive against Darul Islam on Java
Mar 20th - Fujiyoshida, a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, in the center of the Japanese main island of Honshū is founded.
Mar 21st - 2,900,000 US soldiers in Korea
Mar 21st - Julius & Ethel Rosenberg convicted of espionage
Mar 23rd - Wages in France increase 11%
Mar 25th - 5th Tony Awards: Guys & Dolls & Rose Tattoo win
Mar 25th - E Purcell & EM Ewen detect 21-cm radiation at Harvard physics lab
Mar 26th - Patty Berg wins LPGA Sandhills Women's Golf Open
Mar 26th - USAF flag approved
Mar 27th - 13th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Kansas 68-58
Mar 27th - Frank Sinatra records "I'm a Fool to Want You"
Singer/Actor Frank SinatraSinger/Actor Frank Sinatra Mar 29th - "King & I" opens at St James Theater NYC for 1246 performances
Mar 29th - 23rd Academy Awards - "All About Eve", Judy Holliday & J Ferrer win
Mar 29th - Julius & Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of spying
Mar 29th - Julius Rosenberg and his wife Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of espionage and sentenced to death
Mar 31st - US tanks exceed 38° of latitude in Korea
Apr 3rd - Christopher Fry's "Sleep of Prisoners" premieres in Oxford
Apr 4th - Dutch Prince Bernhard visits Juan & Eva Peron in Buenos Aires
Apr 5th - Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death
Apr 7th - 15th Masters Golf Tournament: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 280
Apr 7th - American Bowling Congress begins 1st masters tournament
Apr 7th - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
Apr 7th - 105th Grand National: John Bullock aboard Nickel Coin wins
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman Apr 11th - US President Harry Truman fires Gen Douglas McArthur
Apr 12th - Israeli Knesset officially designated April 13 as Holocaust Day
Apr 15th - Michael Gorsira is 1st person in charge of Curacao
Apr 16th - British submarine Affray sank in English Channel, killing 75
Apr 17th - NY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4
Apr 18th - "Make a Wish" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 102 performances
Apr 18th - Dutch Antilles government of Da Costa Gomez forms
Apr 18th - France, West Germany & Benelux form European Steel & Coal Community
Apr 19th - "Tree Grows in Brooklyn" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 267 perfs
Apr 19th - 55th Boston Marathon won by Shigeki Tanaka of Japan in 2:27:45
Apr 19th - Gen Douglas MacArthur ends his military career
Apr 20th - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
Apr 20th - Velsen city council demands investigation of police collaborators
WW2 General Douglas MacArthurWW2 General Douglas MacArthur Apr 20th - 4th Cannes Film Festival: "Miss Julie" directed by Alf Sjoberg and "Miracle in Milan" directed by Vittorio De Sica jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
Apr 21st - 5th NBA Championship: Rochester Royals beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3
Apr 21st - Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 1
Apr 22nd - Ticker-tape parade for General MacArthur in NYC
Apr 23rd - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Richmond Women's Golf Open
Apr 24th - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Women's Golf Invitational Open
Apr 26th - Queen Juliana opens Brielsche Mausoleum
Apr 27th - Mohammed Mossadeq chosen as premier of Persia
May 1st - 600,000 march for peace & freedom in Germany
May 1st - Dutch Reformed Church introduces new church choir
May 1st - Mickey Mantle's 1st HR
Baseball Legend Mickey MantleBaseball Legend Mickey Mantle May 1st - Minnie Minoso becomes the 1st black to play for the White Sox
May 3rd - Gil McDougald ties major league record with 6 RBIs in 1 inning
May 3rd - NY Yankee Gil McDougald is 5th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (9th)
May 3rd - Royal Festival Hall opens in London
May 3rd - The Festival of Britain opens.
May 5th - "Out of This World" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 157 perfs
May 5th - 77th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Count Turf wins in 2:02.6
May 6th - Pitts Pirate Cliff Chambers no-hits Boston Brave, 3-0
May 7th - Intl Olympic committee allows Russia to participate in 1952 Olympics
May 7th - Pulitzer prize awarded to Conrad Richter (The Town)
May 8th - Dacron men's suits introduced
May 8th - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
May 9th - Air raid on Chinese positions at Yalu River
May 10th - Z Alexander Looby elected to Nashville City Council
May 11th - Jay Forrester patents computer core memory
May 12th - 1st H Bomb test, on Enewetak Atoll
May 14th - Sammy Fain/EY Harburg's musical "Flahooley" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 40 performances
May 14th - Ernie Kovacs Show, TV Variety debut on NBC
May 15th - AT&T is 1st US company to have one million stockholders
May 15th - The Polish cultural attache in Paris, Czesław Miłosz, asks the French government for political asylum.
May 16th - The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights begin between Idlewild Airport (New York International Airport) and Heathrow Airport (London), operated by El Al Israel Airlines.
May 18th - UN moves HQ to NYC
May 18th - US General Collins predicts use of atom bomb in Korea
May 19th - 76th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold wins in 1:56.4
May 21st - The opening of the Ninth Street Show, otherwise known as the 9th Street Art Exhibition - a gathering of a number of notable artists, and the stepping-out of the post war New York avant-garde, collectively know as the New York School.
May 23rd - Peter Ustinov's "Love of Four Colonels" premieres in London
May 24th - Racial segregation in Wash DC restaurants ruled illegal
May 24th - US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
MLB Legend Willie MaysMLB Legend Willie Mays May 25th - NY Giant Willie Mays 1st major league game (goes 0 for 5)
May 26th - Vaughan Williams' "Pilgrim's Progress" premieres in London
May 27th - Chinese Communists force Dalai Lama to surrender his army to Beijing
May 27th - Maritime Museum at Aquatic Park, SF opens
May 28th - After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his 1st major league home run
May 28th - Bernardus J Alfrink appointed bishop's asst of Utrecht
May 28th - Jerry Colonna Show, debuts on ABC-TV
May 29th - 1st North Pole flight in single engine plane-CF Blair
May 30th - Ezzard Charles beats Joey Maxim in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
May 30th - Indianapolis 500: Lee Wallard wins in 3:57:38.103 (203.170 km/h)
May 31st - Netherlands & South Africa sign cultural accord
Jun 1st - 1st self-contained titanium plant opens (Henderson Nevada)
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard CharlesBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles Jun 1st - International Cheese treaty signed
Jun 2nd - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Evangelii praecones
Jun 3rd - 50th Men's French Championships: Jaroslav Drobny beats Eric Sturgess (6-3, 6-3, 6-3)
Jun 3rd - 50th Women's French Championships: Shirley Fry beats Doris Hart (6-3, 3-6, 6-3)
Jun 4th - Pirate's' Gus Bell hits for cycle helps beat Phillies 12-4
Jun 6th - 1st Berlin International Film Festival opens
Jun 9th - "Doodles Weaver Show" debuts on NBC-TV
Jun 11th - Mozambique becomes an oversea province of Portugal

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 772

Feb 16th - William Katt, American actor (Greatest American Hero, Carrie), born in Los Angeles, California
Feb 18th - Isabel Preysler, Philippines-born Spanish socialite
Feb 19th - Stephen Nichols, Cincinnati OH, actor (Witchboard, Days of our Lives)
Feb 19th - Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri (Db), Pakistani Islamic Sufi Scholar
Feb 20th - Bonnie Lauer, LPGA golfer
Feb 20th - Edward Albert, LA Ca, actor (Jeff-Falcon Crest, Butterflies are Free)
Feb 20th - Gordon Brown, Giffnock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, British Labour Prime Minister (2007–10)
British Prime Minister Gordon BrownBritish Prime Minister Gordon Brown (Feb 20th) Feb 20th - Kathy Baillie, Morristown NJ, country vocalist (Baille Boys-Oh Heart)
Feb 20th - Phil Neal, English soccer player
Feb 20th - Randy California, [Wolfe], Cal, guitarist (Spirit-I Got a Line on You)
Feb 21st - John Parker, cricketer (NZ batsman of 70s)
Feb 21st - Michael Cotten, rock synthesizer (Tubes)
Feb 21st - Vince Welnick, rock keyboardist (Tubes)
Feb 22nd - Elaine Tanner, Canadian swimmer (1966 Commonwealth Games, 1968 Olympics), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
Feb 22nd - Harley O Staggers Jr, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )
Feb 23rd - Ed "Too Tall" Jones, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
Feb 23rd - Nicholas Kenyon, controller (BBC Radio 3)
Feb 23rd - Patricia Richardson, American actress (Double Trouble, Home Improvement), born in Bethesda, Maryland
Feb 24th - Derek Randall, cricketer (England batsman & animated cover fieldsman)
Feb 24th - Helen Shaver, Ontario Canada, actress (WIOU, Praise of Older Women)
Feb 24th - Debra Jo Rupp, American actress
Feb 25th - Don Quarrie, Jamaican runner
Feb 25th - James Brown, American sportscaster
Feb 25th - César Cedeño, Dominican baseball player
Feb 27th - Lee Atwater, Republican National Committee Chairman (1989-91)
Feb 27th - Steve Harley, rocker (Come Up & See Me)
Feb 28th - Gustavo Thoeni, Italy, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1972)
Feb 28th - Karsan Ghavri, cricketer (Indian lefty medium pacer early 80s)
Feb 28th - Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer (d. 1998)
Mar 1st - Barbara DeAngelis, talk show hostess (Barbara DeAngelis Show)
Mar 2nd - Cassie Yates, Macon Ga, actress (Osterman Weekend, Dynasty)
Mar 3rd - Sergei Aleksandrovich Yemelyanov, Russian cosmonaut
Mar 3rd - Lindsay Cooper, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, News from Babel)
Mar 4th - Chris Rea, English rock guitarist (Fool If You Think It Is Over)
Mar 4th - Gwen Welles, actress (Desert Hearts, Sticky Fingers), born in NYC, New York
Mar 4th - Kenny Dalglish, Scottish football player (100+ goals) and manager
Mar 4th - Edelgard Bulmahn, German politician
Mar 4th - Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, American novelist (d. 1982)
Mar 4th - Linda Yamamoto, Japanese singer
Mar 5th - Rodney Hogg, cricketer (prolific Australian wicket-taker 1978-84)
Mar 5th - Giorgos Ninios, Greek actor
Mar 6th - Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch cyclist (d. 2004)
Mar 7th - Francis Rocco Prestia, American musician (Tower of Power)
Mar 8th - Philippe Henri Edmonds, cricketer (in Zambia England slow left-arm)
Mar 9th - Michael Kinsley, American journalist and editor
Mar 9th - Helen Zille, South African politician
Mar 12th - Caren Kaye, actress (My Tutor, Bambi-Blansky's Beauties), born in NYC, New York
Mar 12th - Jack Green, rocker
Mar 13th - Fred Berry, St Louis Mo, actor (Rerun-What's Happening)
Mar 14th - Rick Dees, radio disc jock (KIIS LA)
Mar 14th - Jerry Greenfield, American co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream
Mar 16th - Kate Nelligan, London Ontario, actress (Bethune, Eye of the Needle)
Mar 16th - Ray Benson, Phila Pa, country singer (House of Blue Lights)
Mar 16th - Ritchie Teeter, rocker
Actor Kurt RussellActor Kurt Russell (Mar 17th) Mar 17th - Kurt Russell, actor (Thing, Overboard, Mean Seasons), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
Mar 17th - Scott Gorham, Irish hard rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy-21 Guns)
Mar 17th - Donald Findlay, Scottish lawyer
Mar 18th - Ben Cohen, American co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream
Mar 20th - Guy Perry, rock guitarist/vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
Mar 20th - Jimmie Vaughan, guitarist (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
Mar 20th - Madan Lal, cricketer (Indian medium pacer in the 70's)
Mar 20th - Tanya Boyd, actress (Celeste-Days of our Life), born in Detroit, Michigan
Mar 20th - Curt Smith, American author and media host
Mar 21st - Helena Antonaccio, playmate (June, 1969)
Mar 21st - Russell Thompkins Jr, US soul singer (Stylistics-Sing Baby Sing)
Mar 22nd - Howard Reitzes, Southgate Ca, rocker (Iron Butterfly)
Mar 22nd - Musa Khiramanovich Manarov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-4, TM-11)
Mar 23rd - Dick Mast, Bluffton OH, Nike golfer (1990 Mississippi Gulf Coast)
Mar 23rd - Lis Howell, director of programs (GMTV)
Mar 24th - Dougie Thompson, rocker (Supertramp-Bloody Well Right)
Mar 24th - Earl Williams, NBAer
Mar 24th - Kenneth S Reightler Jr, Patuxent R Md, Cmdr USN/astro (STS 48, 60)
LPGA Golfer Pat BradleyLPGA Golfer Pat Bradley (Mar 24th) Mar 24th - Pat Bradley, Westford Massachusetts, LPGA golfer (1981 US Women's Open)
Mar 25th - Bob Pelander, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Michael Stanley Band)
Mar 25th - Maisie Williams, Montserrat, rock vocalist (Boney M)
Mar 26th - Richard B Shull, US actor (Hail to the Chief, Big Bus)
Mar 27th - Bobby Lalonde, NHLer (Boston Bruins)
Mar 27th - Tony Banks, rocker
Mar 28th - Karen Kain, Canadian ballerina
Mar 28th - Matti Pellonpää, Finnish actor and musician (d. 1995)
Mar 29th - Geoff Howarth, cricketer (NZ captain early 80's)
Mar 30th - John Gosden, racehorse trainer
Mar 30th - Yves Séguin, Quebec politician
Mar 31st - Ed Marinaro, actor (Joe-Hill St Blues, Sonny-Laverne & Shirley), born in NYC, New York
Apr 1st - John Philip Abizaid, U.S. Army General, former CENTCOM commander
Apr 2nd - Ayako Okamoto, Hiroshima Japan, LPGA golfer (1990 Sara Lee)
Apr 2nd - Moriteru Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist
Apr 3rd - Gwen Welles, US actress (Desert Hearts, Nashville)
Apr 3rd - Mel Schacher, MI, bassist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful)
Apr 4th - Steve Gatlin, Olney Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)
Apr 4th - Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia
Apr 5th - Everett Morton, rocker (English Beat)
Apr 5th - Roosevel Ferguson, Arkansas, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
Apr 5th - Dean Kamen, American inventor
Apr 6th - Ralph Cooper, Australia, drummer (Air Supply-All Out of Love)
Apr 6th - Bert Blyleven, Dutch-born baseball player
Apr 7th - Janis Ian, [Janis Eddy Fink], lesbian/folk rocker (At 17), born in NYC, New York
Apr 7th - John Dittrich, Union NJ, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)
Apr 10th - Mark Roth, bowler (4-time PBA Player of Year)
Actor Steven SeagalActor Steven Seagal (Apr 10th) Apr 10th - Steven Seagal, actor (Above the Law, Hard to Kill), born in Detroit, Michigan

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 175 of 175

Jul 9th - Harry Heilmann, baseball hall of famer outfielder (Det), dies at 56
Jul 9th - Jorgen Bentzon, composer, dies at 54
Composer and Painter Arnold SchoenbergComposer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg (Jul 13th) Jul 13th - Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer (Verklärte Nacht) and painter associated with the expressionist movement, dies at 76
Jul 14th - Sammy Jones, cricketer (last survivor of the 1882 Oval Test), dies
Jul 19th - Max Ettinger, composer, dies at 77
Jul 20th - Abdullah Ibn Hussein, Jordan's King (1946-51), killed in Jerusalem
Jul 20th - Mustafa Shuqri Ashu, tailor/murderer of king Abdullah, shot to death
Jul 20th - Friedrich Wilhelm Hohenzollern, Crown Prince of Germany (b. 1882)
Jul 23rd - Henri Philippe Pétain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime), dies
Jul 23rd - Robert Joseph Flaherty, documentary film maker, dies
Jul 31st - J of Oudshoorn, [John K Feylbrief], writer (Maze of Sentences), dies
Aug 3rd - Neville Tufnell, cricket wicket keeper (Test for England 1910), dies
Aug 11th - Ebbe Hamerik, composer, dies at 52
Aug 14th - William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper publisher (San Francisco Examiner, Seattle P-I), dies at 88
Newspaper Publisher William Randolph HearstNewspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst (Aug 14th) Aug 15th - Artur Schnabel, Austria/US pianist (Reflections on Music), dies at 69
Aug 16th - Louis Jouvet, actor (Volpone, Topaze, La Marseillaise), dies at 63
Aug 21st - (Leonard) Constant Lambert, English composer (Rio Grande), dies at 45
Aug 22nd - J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (b. 1884)
Aug 28th - Robert Walker, actor/writer (Bataan, Madame Curie), dies at 32
Sep 1st - Wolfgang Schulze, [Wols], German drawer/painter, dies at 38
Sep 3rd - Arnold Warren, cricketer (only Test for England), dies
Sep 3rd - Robert Franz Richard Hernried, composer, dies at 67
Sep 6th - James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat (b. 1867)
Sep 7th - Maria Montez, actress (Arabian Nights, Sudan), dies at 31
Sep 8th - Jurgen Stroop, Nazi commander of Warsaw Ghetto, executed
Sep 8th - Maria Montez, actress (Arabian Nights), dies of heart seizure at 33
Sep 9th - Cecil Gray, composer, dies at 56
Sep 9th - Gibson Gowland, actor (Greed), dies at 74
Sep 10th - Giuseppe Mule, composer, dies at 66
Sep 14th - Fritz Busch, German conductor (b. 1890)
Sep 15th - Jacinto Guerrero, composer, dies at 56
Sep 17th - Jimmy Yancey, American pianist (b. 1898)
Sep 18th - John Douglas Cockcroft, physicist, dies
Sep 24th - Georges Rency, Belgian poet/literature, dies at 75
Sep 26th - Hans Cloos, German geologist (b. 1885)
Sep 29th - Bradley Barker, dies
Sep 29th - Thomas Cahill, American soccer coach (b. 1864)
Oct 4th - Willie Moretti, American gangster (b. 1894)
Oct 6th - Henry Gurney, British high commissioner to Malaya, assassinated
Oct 6th - Otto Fritz Meyerhof, German-born physician and biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1884)
Oct 6th - Will Keith Kellogg, American food manufacturer (b. 1860)
Oct 7th - Anton F Philips, CEO (Philips), dies at 77
Oct 12th - Simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congo prophet, dies in captivity at 62
Oct 13th - W G (Billy) Quaife, cricketer (7 Tests for England, 228 runs), dies
Oct 16th - Liaquat Ali Khan, PM of Pakistan (1947-51), assassinated by Said Akbar
Oct 29th - De Raymond, French High Director of Cambodia, murdered
Oct 29th - Robert G Aitken, US astronomer (New General Catalogue), dies at 86
Nov 5th - Agrippina J Vaganova, Russian ballet dancer/pegagoge, dies at 72
Nov 5th - Bedrich Antonin Wiedermann, composer, dies at 67
Nov 9th - Resurreccion Maria de Azkue, composer, dies at 87
Nov 9th - Sigmund Romberg, Hungarian/US composer (Blossom Time), dies at 64
Nov 13th - Hugo Leichtentritt, composer, dies at 77
Nov 13th - Nikolai Karlovich Metner, composer, dies at 71
Nov 18th - John H Van Maarseveen, Dutch minister of Justice, dies at 57
Nov 18th - Vaclav Kalik, composer, dies at 60
Nov 18th - William Henry Bennett Vodery, composer, dies at 66
Nov 20th - Thomas Quinlan (impresario) (b. 1881)
Nov 25th - Raden Mas Noto Suroto, Indonesian poet (Wayang Songs), dies at 63
Dec 1st - Felix Petyrek, composer, dies at 59
Dec 5th - "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, of baseball's black sox scandal, dies
Dec 5th - Abanindranath Tagore, Indian writer (b. 1871)
Dec 6th - J Edward Bromberg, dies at 47
Dec 6th - Harold Ross, American magazine editor (b. 1892)
Dec 10th - Algernon Blackwood, English writer (b. 1869)
Dec 12th - Mildred Bailey, American jazz singer (b. 1907)
Dec 13th - Selim Palmgren, Finnish pianist/composer (Daniel Hjort), dies at 73
Dec 15th - Eric Drummond, 1st sec-gen League of Nations (1919-33), dies at 75
Dec 19th - Barton Yarbrough, actor (Dragnet), dies at 51
Dec 22nd - Powell Weaver, composer, dies at 61
Dec 23rd - Alfreds Kalnins, composer, dies at 72
Dec 23rd - Benito Lynch, Irish/Argentine writer (Palo Verde), dies at 66
Dec 25th - Harry T Moore, Florida NAACP official, killed by bomb
Dec 30th - Jozef E Stokvis, Dutch MP (SDAP), dies at 76
Dec 31st - Maxim M Litvinov, [Meyer H Wallach], Russian diplomat, dies at 75
Dec 31st - Philipp A Kohnstamm, Dutch philosopher/physicist, dies at 76

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