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Historical Events

Events 1 - 20 of 20

1st - Orissa constituted a province of British India
1st - Charles "Lucky" Luciano" is arrested in Arkansas on a criminal warrant from New York
3rd - Al Carr KOs Lew Massey on 1 punch, :07 of 1st round
3rd - Shortest boxing bout with gloves lasts only 10 seconds
5th - Tupelo Mississippi virtually annihilated by a tornado, 216 die
6th - 3rd Golf Masters Championship: Horton Smith wins, shooting a 285
6th - ANP begins telex service in Amsterdam
6th - Tornado, kills 203 & injuring 1,800 in Gainesville Georgia
10th - 200" mirror blank arrives in Pasadena
11th - Rodgers & Hart's musical "On Your Toes" premieres in NYC
11th - Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
13th - Metaxas proclaims himself dictator of Greece
NYC Gangster Charles NYC Gangster Charles "Lucky" Luciano 18th - Pan-Am Clipper begins regular passenger flights from San Francisco to Honolulu
19th - Anti-Jewish riots break out in Palestine
19th - First day of the Great Uprising in Palestine.
20th - 40th Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown of RI in 2:33:40.8
20th - Jews repel an Arab attack in Petach Tikvah Palestine
23rd - Carl Hubbell's 1st start of season is his 17th straight win
26th - Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 4th Symphony
29th - 1st pro baseball game in Japan is played Nagoya defeats Daitokyo, 8-5

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 59 of 59

1st - Jean-Pascal Delamuraz, Swiss politician, president of the Confederation in 1989 and 1996 (d. 1998)
2nd - Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver (world champ 1966)
3rd - Scott LaFaro, American musician (d. 1961)
3rd - Jimmy McGriff, American jazz organist
3rd - Reginald Hill, British crime author (Andrew Dalziel and Peter Pascoe novels)
4th - Margo J Sylvia, rocker (Tune Weavers)
5th - John Albert, professor (Master of University College Oxford)
5th - John White, Berlin, English composer and musical performer
5th - Michael Livesay, British admiral/pres (RN College Greenwich)
5th - John Kelly, Irish republican politician (d. 2007)
6th - Manfred Schoof, composer
7th - Jean-Pierre Changeux, French neuroscientist
8th - Klaus Lowitsch, Berlin, actor (Despair, Marriage of Marla Braun)
9th - Jerzy Maksymiuk, composer
9th - Michael Somare, British foreign affairs minister (Paupa & New Guinea)
Football Coach and Sportscaster John MaddenFootball Coach and Sportscaster John Madden (10th) 10th - John Madden, Austin Minnesota, NFL coach (Oakland Raiders)/sports commentator (CBS, FOX)
10th - Michael Naylor, insurance broker
10th - Robert "Bobby" Smith, US singer (Spinners), (d. 2013)
11th - Janet Allen, Headmistress (Benenden School)
12th - Charles Napier, actor (Night Stalker, Rambo)
12th - Kennedy A Simmonds, premier (St Kitts & Nevis, 1983-95)
14th - Robert Herman Nichols, Louisville KY, PGA golfer (1986 Showdown)
14th - Kenneth Mars, American actor
14th - Frank Serpico, American policeman
15th - Hector Quintanar, composer
15th - Jack Noreiga, cricketer (9-95 WI v India 1971)
15th - Maurice Shock, rector (Lincoln College in Oxford)
15th - Raymond Poulidor, French cyclist
16th - James Rand, British judge (Advocate General)
17th - Lord Justice Aldous
17th - Pete Graves, rocker (Moonglows)
18th - Brian Fuller, commandant (Fire Service College, England)
18th - Harold Innocent, [HS Harrison], English actor (Tall Guy)
18th - Madeleine Gillian Jinkinson, medical administrator
19th - Csaba Szabo, composer
19th - Ruby Johnson, US singer (I'll Run Your Hurt Away)
19th - Wilfried Martens, premier (Belgium, 1979-81, 1981-92), (d. 2013)
20th - Pat Roberts, Topeka, Kansas, US Senator (Rep-R-KS, 1981-1997)
20th - Pauli Ellefsen, Miðvágur, Vágar, Faroe Islands, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
21st - Anthony Joseph Gnazzo, composer
21st - Bob Cleary, US, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960)
21st - James Dobson, American evangelist
22nd - Glen Campbell, Delight Ark, actor/singer (Time I Get to Phoenix)
22nd - Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist (d. 1998)
23rd - Elias, [Etienne Michiels], Flemish painter
23rd - Estelle Harris, actress (Estelle Castanza-Seinfeld)
23rd - John D'Arcy, cricketer (NZ Test batsman on 1958 England tour)
23rd - Joseph Willaert, Flemish painter
23rd - Roy Orbison, Vernon Tx, rocker (Pretty Woman)
24th - Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)
26th - Edward Cazalet, British High Court Judge
27th - Khalid Wazir, cricketer (son of S Wazir Ali 2 Tests for Pakistan 1954)
27th - Geoffrey Shovelton, English opera singer
28th - John Martin Tchicai, composer, (d. 2012)
29th - April Stevens, Niagara Falls NY, rock vocalist (Deep Purple)
29th - Jacob Rothschild, English banker/multi-millionaire
29th - Lane Smith, Memphis TN, actor (Perry White-Lois & Clark)
29th - Zubin Mehta, Bombay India, conductor (NY Philharmonic)
30th - Zohra Lampert, actress (Doctors' Hospital, Girl With Something Extra)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 20 of 20

1st - Mikhail Vladimirovich Ivanov-Boretsky, composer, dies at 61
2nd - Jean-Baptiste Eugène Estienne, French general (b. 1860)
3rd - Bruno Hauptmann, convicted Lindbergh baby killer, executed
8th - Robert Bárány, Austrian physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1876)
9th - Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist (b. 1855)
11th - Mitya Stillman, composer, dies at 44
13th - Demertzis, Greek premier, dies
13th - Milton Brown, American swing bandleader (b. 1903)
17th - Charles J M Ruys de Beerenbrouck, Dutch PM (1918-23, 29-33), dies
18th - Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer (Belkis), dies at 56
18th - Seaborn M Denson, composer, dies at 82
23rd - Teresa de la Parra, Venezuelan writer (b. 1889)
24th - Alphons Diepenbrock, composer, dies at 73
24th - Bernard van Dieren, composer, dies at 51
26th - Tammany Young, American actor (b.1886)
27th - Frederik A Stoett, linguist (Dutch Proverbs), dies at 72
27th - Karl Pearson, mathematician, dies
28th - Foead I, king of Egypt (1922-36), dies
29th - Florentinus M Wibaut, Amsterdam social alderman, dies at 76
30th - Alfred Edward Housman, English poet (b. 1859)

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