This day in History JULY 25

(Today) JULY 25 in all of history

Events, Deaths, and Birthdays

Just an example, here is today’s total history, at the bottom is my birth Month and Year’s history. If you’d like to know the history of your birth Month and Year let me know and I’ll do it for you. Btw I chose to do Month & Year, if you’d like I can do Month, Year, and birthDAY. You can see your exact birthDAY within the M/Y info, there won’t be as much information, but it will narrow it down to your exact date (M,D,Y) for you.

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  • 1132 – Battle of Nocera between Ranulf II of Alife and Roger II of Sicily.
  • 1148 – Louis VII of France lays siege to Damascus during the Second Crusade.
  • 1411 – Battle of Harlaw, one of the bloodiest battles in Scotland, takes place.
  • 1487 – Citizens of Leeuwarden Neth rebel against ban on foreign beer
  • 1534 – Jacques Cartier lands in Canada, claims it for France
  • 1567 – Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate; her 1-year-old son becomes King James VI of Scots
  • 1577 – Spanish army/German mercenaries conquer Namur
  • 1577 – Treason of Don Juan in Brussels
  • 1581 – States of Holland/Zealand recognized by Willem van Orange
  • 1651 – Anthony Johnson, a free African American, receives grant of 250 acres in Va
  • 1673 – Edmund Halley enters The Queen’s College, Oxford, as an undergraduate
  • 1683 – 1st settlers from Germany to US, leave aboard Concord
  • 1692 – French defeat William III of England at Steinkirk (Enghein)
  • 1701 – Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac found trading post at Ft Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit
  • 1704 – English & Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar
  • 1712 – Battle at Denain: France under Villars beat Dutch army
  • 1758 – George Washington admitted to Virginia House of Burgess
  • 1783 – Georgia becomes a protectorate of tsarist Russia
  • 1793 – France passes 1st copyright law
  • 1823 – Slavery is abolished in Chile.
  • 1824 – Harrisburg Pennsylvanian newspaper publishes results of 1st public opinion poll. Clear lead for Andrew Jackson
  • 1832 – Benjamin Bonneville leads the first wagon train across the Rocky Mountains by using Wyoming’s South Pass.
  • 1833 – HMS Beagle departs Maldonado Uruguay
  • 1847 – Brigham Young & his Mormon followers arrive at Salt Lake City, UT
  • 1847 – Rotary-type printing press patents by Richard March Hoe, NYC
  • 1851 – Window tax abolished in Britain
  • 1861 – Skirmish at Taylor Mountain, (W)VA – CS Gen Wise retreats
  • 1863 – Battle at Battle Mountain, Virginia
  • 1864 – Battle of Winchester, VA US1200 CS600
  • 1866 – Tennessee becomes 1st Confederate state readmitted to Union
  • 1870 – 1st trans-US rail service begins
  • 1877 – 1st time federal troops are used to combat strikers
  • 1883 – Arabi Pasha declares a holy war in Egypt
  • 1886 – China takes British protectorate of Burma
  • 1893 – For only time in history of US Tennis championships, an event is held off the Eastern seaboard. Men’s double championship in Chicago
  • 1900 – Race riot in New Orleans, 2 white policemen killed
  • 1901 – O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.
  • 1902 – Victor Trumper scores a century for Australia before lunch 4th Test Cricket v England
  • 1902 – In Turkey, the Sultan Abdul-Hamid, under pressure from within the Ottoman Empire, appoints a commission to consider reforms that might pacify Macedonian revolutionaries
  • 1905 – Tsar Nicholas II (Russia) and Emperor Wilhelm II (Germany) sign the Björkö Treaty, whereby each country agrees to come to the other’s defense if attacked by European powers
  • 1905 – 5th Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Wimbledon (5-0)
  • 1908 – John Hayes wins 4th olympics marathon (2:55:18.4 world record)
  • 1908 – After days of discussion with his ministers, Sultan Abdul Hamid of Turkey announces he is restoring the liberal constitution of 1876 and will become more responsive to demands of dissidents
  • 1909 – Bkln Dodger Nap Rucker strikes out 16 Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 1910 – Matador Juan Belmonte (18) kills his 1st bull
  • 1911 – Hiram Bingham discovers Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas
  • 1911 – Cleve’s League Park hosts 1st unofficial ML All Star game (benefit game for Addie Joss’ family). Cleveland Naps lose to All Stars 5-3
  • 1915 – Excursion ship Eastland capsizes in Lake Michigan, 852 die
  • 1919 – Race Riot in Washington DC (6 killed, 100 wounded)
  • 1921 – Belgium’s Leon Scieur wins Tour de France
  • 1923 – Allied Powers & Turkey sign peace treaty, Lausanne
  • 1925 – John T Scopes found guilty of teaching evolution in the “Scopes monkey trial”, Dayton, Tennessee, fined $100 & costs
  • 1927 – The Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres.
  • 1929 – NY to SF foot race ends (2½ months) winner is 60 year old Monteverde
  • 1929 – President Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war
  • 1931 – George Gunn gets 183 & son of a gunn George Vernon 100* same innings
  • 1931 – Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2 mile (8:59.6)
  • 1931 – A fire at a home for the elderly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kills 48 people.
  • 1933 – German judge Vogt signs deed of accusation against Van der Lubbe
  • 1934 – 1st ptarmigan hatched & reared in captivity, Ithaca, NY
  • 1935 – 1st greetings telegram sent in Britain
  • 1935 – The world’s first children’s railway opens in Tbilisi, USSR.
  • 1936 – 118°F (48°C), Minden, Nebraska (state record)
  • 1936 – 121°F (49°C), near Alton, Kansas (state record)
  • 1936 – Generals Mola & Cabanellas form Spanish anti-government
  • 1937 – Alabama drops charges against 5 blacks accused of rape in Scottsboro
  • 1938 – Instant coffee invented
  • 1940 – 1st illegal “Newsletter of Pieter It Hen” publishes in Netherlands
  • 1940 – Linthorst Homan, de Quay & Einthoven forms Dutch Union
  • 1941 – FDR demands Japanese troops out of Indo-China
  • 1941 – Nazis kill entire Jewish population of Grodz, Lithuania
  • 1941 – Red Sox Lefty Grove, 41, wins his 300th game
  • 1942 – Irving Berlin’s musical “This is the Army” premieres in NYC
  • 1943 – RAF bombs Hamburg (20,000 dead)
  • 1944 – 300 allied bombers drop fire bombs on Allied/German positions
  • 1944 – Soviet forces liberate concentration camp Majdanek
  • 1944 – US troops land on Tinian
  • 1945 – US destroyer Underhill torpedoed West of Guam
  • 1946 – 9 Spokane baseball players (Western League) die in a bus crash
  • 1946 – US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island
  • 1948 – 4 Duluth Minn Dukes (St Louis Cards Class C farm team) die in crash
  • 1948 – Soviets blockades Berlin from west
  • 1949 – Inidian pitcher Bob Lemon hits 2 HRs to beat Senators, 7-5
  • 1950 – V-2/WAC Corporal rocket launch; 1st launch from Cape Canaveral
  • 1952 – 112°F (44°C), Louisville, Georgia (state record)
  • 1952 – Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record 5K (14:06.6)
  • 1952 – US President Harry Truman settles 53-day steel strike
  • 1953 – KEYT TV channel 3 in Santa Barbara, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 – Ali Sastroamidjojo of government resigns in Indonesia
  • 1955 – Betty Jameson/Mary Faulk wins Virg Hot Springs 4-Ball Golf Tournament
  • 1956 – Brendan Behan’s “Quare Fellow” premieres in London
  • 1956 – Dodgers lose to the Reds, 2-1, playing in Jesey City
  • 1957 – KTVC TV channel 6 in Ensign, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 – US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test SiteJuly 26, 2015 72213 AM PDT
  • 1958 – 14 people named 1st life peers in UK
  • 1958 – Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston fans again
  • 1958 – Test Cricket debuts against NZ for Dexter, Illingworth & Subba Row
  • 1959 – 500,000th Dutch TV set registered
  • 1959 – US VP Nixon argues with Khrushchev, known as “Kitchen Debate”
  • 1960 – 42nd PGA Championship: Jay Hebert shoots a 281 at Firestone CC Akron
  • 1961 – Beginning of a trend, a US commercial plane is hijacked to Cuba
  • 1961 – Edwin Newman becomes news anchor of Today Show
  • 1961 – Roger Maris hits 4 home runs, in a doubleheader
  • 1963 – 124 Unification church couples wed in Korea
  • 1963 – Dutch government of Marijnen forms
  • 1964 – -27) race riot in Rochester, New York, 4 killed
  • 1965 – “Flora, the Red Menace” closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 87 perfs
  • 1965 – Bob Dylan release “Like a Rolling Stone”
  • 1965 – Casey Stengel resigns as manager of NY Mets
  • 1965 – Rock group “The Animals” 1st time in British charts
  • 1966 – 48th PGA Championship: Al Geiberger shoots a 280 at Firestone CC Akron
  • 1966 – Gloria Ehret/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Yankee Women’s Golf Open
  • 1967 – 49th PGA Championship: Don January shoots a 281 at Columbine CC Colo
  • 1967 – Beatles sign a petition in Times to legalize marijuana
  • 1967 – Charles de Gaulle says ‘Vive le Quebec libre! Long live free Quebec!’
  • 1967 – Chinese army/air force/fleet repress uprising in Wuhan City
  • 1967 – Norway requests European Common Market membership
  • 1967 – Race riots in Cambridge, Maryland
  • 1967 – Race riots in Detroit force postponement of Tigers-Orioles game
  • 1968 – Hoyt Wilhelm’s 907th breaks Cy Young’s record for pitching appearances

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  • -(Pic)Buzz Aldrin’s bootprint, one of the first steps taken on the Moon
  • 1969 – Apollo 11 returns to Earth
  • 1969 – Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game
  • 1969 – Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in US Army on appeal
  • 1970 – International Law Tennis Association institutes 9 point tie break rule
  • 1970 – USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1971 – WUHQ TV channel 41 in Battle Creek, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 – Jigme Singye Wangchuk becomes king of Bhutan at 16
  • 1972 – Bugojno group is caught by Yugoslav security forces.
  • 1973 – 44th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Royals Stadium, KC
  • 1973 – All star MVP: Bobby Bonds (SF Giants)
  • 1974 – Supreme Court unanimously rules Nixon must turn over Watergate tapes
  • 1975 – Apollo 18 returns to Earth
  • 1976 – John Naber is 1st to swin 200m backstroke under 2 minutes
  • 1977 – 32nd US Women’s Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
  • 1977 – Pete Rose passes Frankie Frisch as switch-hit leader with 2,881
  • 1977 – Seattle’s John Montague pitches 6 2/3 innings of perfect relief tying 2 game record of retiring 33 consecutive batsmen
  • 1978 – “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” premieres in NYC
  • 1978 – Margaret Gardiner, of South Africa, crowned 27th Miss Universe
  • 1978 – Pete Rose ties NL hitting streak of 37 games
  • 1978 – Billy Martin resigns as Yankee manager after “one is a born liar the other a convicted one” comment about Steinbrenner & Jackson
  • 1979 – Pres Carter names Paul Volcker, pres of Federal Reserves
  • 1979 – Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th HR
  • 1979 – Allister Carter, English professional snooker player
  • 1980 – Toni Vilander, Finnish racing driver
  • 1980 – Diam’s, French rapper
  • 1980 – Shawn Riggans, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Conor Casey, American soccer player
  • 1981 – Jani Rita, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1982 – Brad Renfro, American actor (d. 2008)
  • 1982 – Monde Zondeki, South African cricketer
  • 1984 – Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Greek basketball player
  • 1985 – James Lafferty, American actor
  • 1985 – Jasmine Lennard, English model
  • 1985 – Nelson Piquet Jr., Brazilian race car driver
  • 1987 – Michael Welch, American actor
  • 1988 – Heather Marks, Canadian model
  • 1988 – Anthony Stokes, Irish footballer
  • 1989 – Noel Callahan, Canadian actor
  • 1981 – Mohammed Ali Rajai elected president of Iran
  • 1982 – “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” closes at E O’Neill NYC after 63 perfs
  • 1982 – KHJ (LA) & KFRC (SF) become 2nd & 3rd stereo AM stations
  • 1982 – Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299.
  • 1983 – “Mame” opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • 1983 – 21st Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Germany in Zurich Switz (2-1)
  • 1983 – Lauren Howe wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • 1983 – Laurent Fignon wins Tour de France
  • 1983 – Pine Tar Game: Brett’s HR disallowed against Yanks (overturned)
  • 1983 – Sonya Robinson, (Milwaukee), 23, crowned 16th Miss Black America
  • 1985 – Gandhi signs peace contract with Sikh leader Harchand Singh Longowai
  • 1985 – French DGSE officers Dominique Prieur and Alain Mafart are arrested and charged with murder over the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior
  • 1986 – SF Federal jury convicts navy radioman Jerry Whitworth of espionage
  • 1987 – IBM-PC DOS Version 3.3 (updated) released
  • 1987 – USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • 1988 – 43rd US Women’s Open Golf Championship won by Liselotte Neumann
  • 1988 – US & Jamacia play scoreless tie, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • 1989 – Paula Gwynn, 22, crowned 21st Miss Black America
  • 1990 – Ms. Magazine hits newstands again after an 8 month hiatus
  • 1990 – US warships in Persian Gulf placed on alert after Iraq masses nearly 30,000 troops near its border with Kuwait
  • 1991 – Ottawa Rough Riders Board of Directors resign
  • 1991 – U of Manchester scientist announce finding a planet outside of solar system
  • 1992 – Faye Vincent reinstates Yankee owner George Steinbrenner (eff 3/1/93)
  • 1992 – Vickers Viscount crashes, 70 die
  • 1993 – Met Vince Coleman injures 3 when he throws cherry bomb at Dodger fans
  • 1993 – NY Met Anthony Young loses record 27th straight
  • 1994 – 32nd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
  • 1994 – 49th US Women’s Open Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan
  • 1994 – Asociación de Estados del Caribe (AEC) forms
  • 1994 – Bodo kills 37 Muslims in Bashbari NE India
  • 1994 – Miguel Indurain wins Tour de France
  • 1998 – Russell Eugene Weston Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial.
  • 1997 – K.R. Narayanan is sworn-in as India’s 10th president and the first Dalit— formerly called “untouchable”— to hold this office.
  • 1997 – Scientists announce the first human stem cells to be cultured in a laboratory using tissue taken from aborted human embryos
  • 1999 – 54th US Women’s Open Golf Championship
  • 2000 – Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde supersonic passenger jet, F-BTSC, crashes just after takeoff from Paris killing all 109 aboard and 4 on the ground.
  • 2001 – Faced with declining oil prices, OPEC ministers agree to cut crude oil production quotas by about 4%, or 1 million barrels per day
  • 2007 – Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India’s first woman president
  • 2012 – The 2012 Summer Olympics begin (Opening ceremony 27th)
  • 2012 – Ivica Dačić is sworn in as Prime Minister of Serbia
  • 2012 – Italy’s credit rating is downgraded to CCC+ by Egan-Jones
  • 2012 – The UK economy returns to recession with a fall of 0.2% in GDP in the first quarter of 2012 following a fall of 0.3% in the last quarter of 2011
  • 2012 – The double dip recession in the UK economy continues with a fall of 0.7% in GDP in the second quarter of 2012
  • 2014 – Israeli airstrike kills leader of Islamic Jihad’s military wing, Salah Abu Hassanein
  • 2014 – Both Israel and Hamas review US Secretary of State John Kerry’s proposal for an immediate ceasefire and meetings in Cairo
  • 2014 – Palestinian officials call for a “Day of Rage” in the West Bank and within Israel against Israel’s operation against Gaza; Israeli Defence Force prepares for protests
  • 2001 – Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the last Tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child, is sworn in as Prime Minister of Bulgaria, becoming the first monarch in history to regain political power through democratic election to a different office.
  • 2001 – An Iranian warship in the Caspian Sea threatens a BP oil exploration ship off the coast of Azerbaijan
  • 2002 – James Traficant is expelled from the United States House of Representatives on a vote of 420 to 1.
  • 2002 – On 200th anniversary of his birth French author Alexandre Dumas’ (‘The Three Musketeers’) ashes are interred in the Panthéon in Paris in a televised ceremony.
  • 2005 – Lance Armstrong retires after winning a record seventh consecutive Tour de France victory (stripped for doping in 2012)
  • 2007 – Libya frees all six of the Medics in the HIV trial in Libya.
  • 2012 – John Dramani becomes President of Ghana after the death of President John Atta Mills
  • 2012 – Four barrels containing 248 human fetuses are found in Sverdlovsk, Russia
  • 2013 – 22 are left dead after a conflict between the Knights Templar Cartel and Mexican police in Michoacan
  • 2013 – 80 people are killed and 140 are injured after a high-speed train derails in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • 2014 – 116 people are killed after Air Algérie Flight 5017 crashed in Mali
  • 2014 – Fuad Masum is elected as the President of Iraq
  • 2014 – Reuven Rivlin is sworn in as the President of Israel
  • 2014 – Over 10,000 Palestinians protest Israel’s operation in Gaza; 2 Palestinians killed after Al-Aqsa Brigades members fire at Israeli forces
  • 2008 – Tracy Hall, American inventor (b. 1919)
  • 2008 – Jeff Fehring, Australian rules footballer (b. 1955)
  • 2009 – Harry Patch, the last surviving soldier to have served in the Trenches in World War I, dies aged 111. (b. 1898)
  • 2009 – Vernon Forrest, Professional boxer, 2-division world champion (b. 1971)
  • 2009 – Alexis Cohen, American Idol contestant (unsuccessful), viral phenomenon (b. 1984)
  • 2009 – Yasmin Ahmad, Malaysian film director, writer and scriptwriter (b. 1958)
  • 2010 – Redford White, Filipino comedian (b. 1955)
  • 2011 – Mihalis Kakogiannis, Cypriot filmmaker (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – Bernadette Lafont, French actress, dies from cardiac arrest at 74
  • 2014 – Salah Abu Hassanein, leader of Islamic Jihad’s military wing, dies in Israeli airstrike
  • 2014 – Bel Kaufman, American actor dies 

My Events, Deaths, and Birthdays🎂(M/Y)

  • – Famous Deaths
  • 1115 – Matilda, Countess of Tuscany (b. 1046)
  • 1240 – Konrad von Thüringen, fifth Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights
  • 1345 – Jacob van Artevelde, statesman, murdered
  • 1568 – Prince Don Carlos of Spain (b. 1545)
  • 1594 – John Boste, Catholic saint and martyr (b. 1544)
  • 1652 – Johann Weichmann, composer, dies at 32
  • 1712 – Cornelis earl of Nassau, general-major/mister of Woudenberg, dies
  • 1739 – Benedetto Marcello, composer, dies on 53rd birthday
  • 1756 – George Vertue, engraver, dies
  • 1758 – John Dyer, poet, dies
  • 1768 – Nathanial Lardner, English theologian (b. 1684)
  • 1809 – Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer, dies at 74
  • 1812 – Joseph Schuster, composer, dies at 63
  • 1819 – Sophie Gail, composer, dies at 43
  • 1826 – Jacob Kimball, composer, dies at 65
  • 1831 – Maria Agata Szymanowska, composer, dies at 41
  • 1837 – Charles Hodges, English/Dutch portrait painter
  • 1842 – John Sell Cotman, landscape painter, dies
  • 1846 – Joseph Leopold Eybler, Austrian composer/choir master, dies at 81
  • 1846 – Louis Napoleon, French King of the Netherlands (1806-10), dies at 67
  • 1862 – Martin Van Buren, 8th US president (1837-41), dies of heart failure at 79
  • 1865 – Johan Filip von Schantz, composer, dies at 30
  • 1868 – George Cattermole, painter/illustrator, dies
  • 1876 – Thomas Molleson Mudie, composer, dies at 66
  • 1883 – Matthew Webb, English Channel swimmer, drowns above Niagara Falls
  • 1900 – Ferdinand Hamet, Dutch missionary in Mongolia, murdered at 59
  • 1908 – Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet (b. the same day 1867)
  • 1910 – Arkhip Kuindzhi, Russian painter (b. 1841)
  • 1927 – Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer (b. 1892)
  • 1931 – Marie WF Treub, Dutch economist/minister of finance, dies at 75
  • 1933 – Max von Schillings, composer, dies at 65
  • 1936 – James Philip Dunn, composer, dies at 52
  • 1944 – Jan Postma, leader of illegal Dutch party (CPN), executed at 49
  • 1947 – Ernest Austin, composer, dies at 72
  • 1954 – Mary Church Terrell, educator/civil rights leader, dies at 90
  • 1957 – Sacha Guitry, actor/playwright/director (Lovers & Thieves), dies at 72
  • 1960 – Carl Deis, composer, dies at 77
  • 1960 – Hans Albers, German actor (Blue Angel), dies at 68
  • 1962 – Victor Moore, comedian, dies of heart attack at 86
  • 1964 – Erwin F Finlay-Freundlich, British astronomer, dies
  • 1965 – Constance Bennett, actress (Madame X, Topper), dies at 59
  • 1965 – Irene Browne, actress (Peg O’ My Heart), dies of cancer at 69
  • 1966 – Tony Lema, US golfer, dies at 32
  • 1967 – Little Billy Rhodes, dies of stroke at 72
  • 1969 – Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Dziennik), dies at 64
  • 1970 – Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman (b. 1897)
  • 1971 – Alan Rawsthorne, composer, dies at 66
  • 1972 – Bobby Ramirez, drummer (White Trash), killed at 23 in bar brawl
  • 1973 – Mary Frasca, singer/actress, dies in NYC
  • 1974 – Chris Chubbock, newscaster, shoots self on air
  • 1974 – Ernest Milton, actor (Julius Caesar, Cat Girl), dies at 84
  • 1974 – James Chadwick, English physicist (Nobel 1935), dies at 82
  • 1979 – Archie Duncan, actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 65
  • 1980 – Peter Sellers, actor (Pink Panther, Mouse that Roared), dies at 54
  • 1980 – Uttam Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1926)
  • 1986 – Fritz A Lipman, discoverer (co-enzymes, Nobel 1953), dies at 87
  • 1986 – Laurie Nash, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1932-36), dies
  • 1989 – Ernest Morrison, actor (Peggy Does Her Darndest), dies
  • 1990 – Alan Clarke, director (Elephant, Road, Scum, Firm), dies at 54
  • 1991 – Freddie Brown, cricketer (English Test captain 1950-51), dies
  • 1991 – Isaac B Singer, Polish/US writer (Yentl, Nobel 1978), dies at 87
  • 1991 – Karl Ellis, dies at 41
  • 1992 – Arlette-Leonie Arletty, dies at 94
  • 1992 – Khaled Mahmoud Saeed, asst to Palestine terrorist Abu Nidal, murdered
  • 1992 – Lillian Oppenheimer, orgamist, dies of a heart attack at 93
  • 1992 – Sam Berger, Canadian football owner (b. 1900)
  • 1993 – Ben[jamin S] Polak, Dutch physician/resistance fighter, dies
  • 1993 – Francis Bouygues, French entrepreneur/billionaire, dies at 70
  • 1993 – Lonnie D’Orsa, dies at 96
  • 1993 – Rene Requiestas, Filipino comedian (b. 1957)
  • 1994 – Grete Schickedanz, German head mistress, dies at 82
  • 1994 – Wangila Napunyi, welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1988), dies at 26
  • 1995 – Don Richard Carpenter, novelist, dies at 64
  • 1995 – Jeremiah Jerry Patrick Lordam, songwriter/compser, dies at 61
  • 1995 – Jerzy Bonawentura Toeplitz, film maker/teacher, dies at 94
  • 1995 – Werner Grusch, film director, dies at 51
  • 1996 – “Jock” John Wallace, soccer player/manager, dies at 60
  • 1996 – Howard Vernon, actor (Faceless, Delicatessen), dies at 82
  • 1996 – Jock Wallace, football player/manager, dies at 60
  • 1996 – Virginia Christine, actress (Mrs Olson), dies at 76
  • 1997 – Saw Maung, general/president of Myanmar (Burma) (1988-92), dies
  • 1997 – William J Brennan, supreme court justice (1956-90), dies at 91
  • 2000 – Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (b. 1925)
  • 2001 – Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)
  • 2005 – Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (b. 1912)
  • 2007 – Albert Ellis, American psychologist (b. 1913)
  • 2007 – Chaney Kley, American Actor (b. 1972)
  • 2008 – Norman Dello Joio, American composer (b. 1913)
  • 2009 – E. Lynn Harris, American Author (b. 1955)
  • 2010 – Alex Higgins, Northern Irish snooker player (b. 1949)
  • 2011 – Frank Dietrich, German politician (b. 1966)
  • 2012 – Chad Everett, American actor, dies from lung cancer at 75
  • 2012 – Sherman Hemsley, American Actor, dies from natural causes at 74
  • 2012 – John Atta Mills, Ghanaian President, dies at 68
  • 2012 – Robert Ledley, American physiologist, biophysicist, and radiologist, dies at 86
  • 1st – PGA inaugurates all-exempt tour
  • 1st – Penn State beats Georgia in Sugar Bowl for college football title
  • 1st – World Communications Year begins
  • 1st – TCP/IP protocols become the only approved protocol on the ARPANET, replacing the earlier NCP protocol
  • 1st – ‘New age music’ radio program “Hearts of Space” makes its national syndication debut on U.S. National Public Radio
  • 2nd – “Annie” closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 2,377 performances
  • 2nd – “Sophisticated Ladies” closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 767 perfs
  • 2nd – Don Muraco beats Pedro Morales to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
  • 2nd – Gary Trudeau takes a 20-month break from writing “Doonesbury”
  • 2nd – Ken Anderson of Cincinnati completes record 20 consecutive passes
  • 2nd – Several African National Congress(ANC) members detained in Swaziland decide to leave the country voluntarily for Mozambique.
  • 3rd – Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yd rush, Dallas vs Minnesota
  • 4th – US Football League holds its 1st player draft
  • 7th – Australia regain the Ashes with a 2-1 series win v England
  • 7th – President Reagan ends US arms embargo against Guatemala
  • 9th – British PM Margaret Thatcher visits Falkland Islands
  • 10th – NY Supreme Court issues a preliminary injunction barring NY Yankees from playing season-opening series against Tigers in Denver
  • 11th – Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 3rd time
  • 12th – Brooks Robinson & Juan Marichal elected to Hall of Fame
  • 12th – NCAA creates football Kickoff Classic to begin in August
  • 13th – AMA urges ban on boxing sites Muhammad Ali’s deteriorating condition
  • 13th – Quebec Nordiques play 251st NHL game without being shut out
  • 15th – Dutch political party DS’70 disbands
  • 15th – Hartford Whalers smallest crowd 4,812 (beat Devils) during blizzard
  • 15th – Javed Miandad & Mudassar Nazar make 451 stand v India
  • 15th – Thom Syles keeps a life saver intact in his mouth for over 7 hours
  • 17th – 10th American Music Awards: John Cougar & Rick Springfield, Olivia Newton-John
  • 17th – Alabama Gov George C Wallace, becomes governor for record 4th time
  • 17th – Nigeria expels 2 million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians
  • 18th – IOC restores Jim Thorpe‘s Olympic medals 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semipro baseball
  • 19th – Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia
  • 20th – American gangster Roy DeMeo is found murdered in his car trunk after disappearing a few days earlier
  • 21st – Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Anthony E Hecht
  • 21st – President Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for US military aid
  • 22nd – 2nd flight readiness firing of Challenger’s main engines; 22 seconds
  • 22nd – Houston is 1st NBA team to be held scoreless in an overtime Portland Trail Blazers out score them 17-0 & win 113-96
  • 23rd – “A-Team” with Mr T premieres on NBC
  • 23rd – Bjorn Borg announces his retirement from tennis
  • 23rd – Cerebral Palsy telethon raises $14,700,000
  • 23rd – In NBA, Portland scores all 17 pts in overtime to beat Houston 113-96
  • 23rd – Russian radioactive satellite falls into Indian Ocean
  • 23rd – Schone skates ladies world record 5 km (7:40.97)
  • 23rd – “Mud Bowl”, Miami Dolphins beat the New York Jets 14-0 in the AFC Championship Game on a wet, muddy field, which negated the Jets significant speed and skill advantage
  • 24th – Hulk Hogan pins Iron Sheik for World Wrestling Federation title
  • 25th – China’s supreme court commutes Chiang Ch’ing’s death sentence to life
  • 25th – Infrared telescope satellite launched into polar orbit
  • 25th – Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie arrested in Bolivia
  • 26th – Dutch/British infrared satellite IRAS launched from Calif
  • 27th – World’s longest underwater tunnel (53.90 km) opens, Honshu-Hokkaid
  • 29th – “Down Under” by Men At Work hit #1 on UK pop chart
  • 29th – 40th Golden Globes: Gandhi, ET & Tootsie win
  • 30th – Hilbert van Thumb becomes European skating champ
  • 30th – Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda of Deer Creek Golf Classic
  • 30th – Super Bowl XVII: Wash Red Skins beat Miami Dolphins, 27-17 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: John Riggins, Washington, RB
  • 31st – In an effort to reduce driving deaths, a new law in UK requires drivers and front-seat passengers to wear seatbelts
  • – Famous Birthdays
  • 1st – Ali Bastian, English actress and model
  • 1st – Calum Davenport, English footballer
  • 1st – Emi Kobayashi, Japanese model
  • 2nd – Kate Bosworth, American actress
  • 5th – Sean Dockery, American basketball player
  • 7th – Liesbeth Mouha, Belgian beach volleyball player
  • 7th – Natalie Gulbis, American golfer
  • 8th – Chris Mordetzky, American wrestler
  • 8th – Felipe Colombo, Argentine-Mexican actor and singer
  • 8th (Pic) – Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of North Korea (2011-), born in Pyongyangkim-jong-un
  • 10th – Danilo Dirani, Brazilian racing driver
  • 10th – Li Nina, Chinese aerial free-style skier
  • 11th – Matthew Palleschi, Canadian soccer player
  • 11th – Adrian Sutil, German racing driver
  • 13th – Julian Morris, English actor
  • 13th – William Hung, American Idol contestant
  • 13th – Ronny Turiaf, French basketball player
  • 14th – Maxime Monfort, Belgian cyclist
  • 15th – Jermaine Pennant, English footballer
  • 15th – Hugo Viana, Portuguese footballer
  • 16th – Emanuel Pogatetz, Austrian footballer
  • 17th – Alvaro Arbeloa, Spanish Footballer
  • 17th – Andrea Lowell, American Model
  • 17th – Rick Kelly, Australian racing driver
  • 17th – Julie Budet, French Electronic-Pop Musician
  • 17th – Johannes Herber, German basketball player
  • 18th – Samantha Mumba, Irish singer and actress
  • 19th – Hikaru Utada, American-born Japanese singer and songwriter
  • 20th – Geovany Soto, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 20th – Paula Taylor, English-Thai actress, model and presenter
  • 20th – Mari Yaguchi, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
  • 21st – Maryse Ouellet, French-Canadian model and professional wrestler
  • 21st – Moritz Volz, German footballer
  • 21st – Peter Philipakos, Greek-American soccer player
  • 22nd – Shaun Cody, American football player
  • 22nd – Robert Steinhäuser, German perpetrator of the Erfurt massacre (d. 2002)
  • 24th – Shaun Maloney, Scottish footballer
  • 24th – Scott Speed, American race car driver
  • 25th – Andrée Watters, Canadian singer
  • 27th – Carlo Colaiacovo, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 27th – Gavin Floyd, American baseball player
  • 27th – Mike Zagurski, American baseball player
  • 29th – Nedžad Sinanović, Bosnian basketball player
  • 31st – Tom Vangeneugden, Belgian swimmer
  • 31st – James Sutton, British television actor
  • – Famous Deaths
  • 2nd – Bernard George Stevens, composer, dies at 66
  • 2nd – Dick Emery, actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), dies at 65
  • 2nd – Harriet Parsons, producer (Susan Slept Here), dies at 76 of cancer
  • 7th – August Cool, Belgian trade union leader, dies at 79
  • 8th – Gale Page, actress (4 Daughters, Knute Rockney), dies of cancer at 72
  • 8th – Lois Wilson, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 88
  • 8th – Tom McCall, Governor of Oregon (b. 1913)
  • 8th – Gerhard Barkhorn, German fighter pilot (b. 1919)
  • 8th – Ron Frazer, Australian actor (b. 1924)
  • (Pic) Gangster Roy DeMeo(10th)
  • 10th – Roy DeMeo, American gangster (Gambino crime family), murdered at 40
  • 11th – Nikolaj V Podgorny, president USSR, dies at 79
  • 11th – Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist and educator (b. 1894)
  • 12th – Rebop Kwaku Baah, Nigerian percussionist (b. 1944)
  • 13th – Arthur Space, actor (Doc Weaver-Lassie), dies of cancer at 74
  • 13th – D Mack Reynolds, US writer (Amazon Planet, Once Departed), dies
  • 13th – Doodles Weaver, comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers), dies at 71
  • 13th – John McHugh, actor (Unspeakable), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • 15th – Meyer Lansky, reputed mobster, dies in Miami Beach Fla at 80
  • 15th – Shepperd Strudwick, actor (Psychomania), dies of cancer at 75
  • 17th – Doodles Weaver, actor/comedian (Ring of Fire), shoots himself at 71
  • 20th – Garrincha, Brazilian footballer (b. 1933)
  • 22nd – Fred Bakewell, cricketer (dashing England bat of 30s, 6 Tests), dies
  • (Pic) Mobster Meyer Lansky(15th)
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  • 24th – George Cukor, director, dies of stroke & heart attack at 83
  • 26th – Paul “Bear” Bryant, college football coach (Alabama), dies at 69
  • 27th – Louis De Funes, actor/writer (Mad Adv of Rabbi Jacobs), dies at 68
  • 27th – Paul “Bear” Bryant, US football coach (Alabama), dies at 69
  • 27th – Robert Christian, actor (Bustin’ Loose), dies of cancer at 42
  • 28th – Billy Fury, actor (That’ll Be the Day), dies at 42 of heart failure
  • 28th – Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1890)
  • 30th – Joan Valerie, actress (Pier 13), dies of pneumonia
  • 30th – [Dallas] Mack/McCord Reynolds, sci-fi author (Earth War), dies at 65
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