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Historical Events

Events 1 - 45 of 45

1st - 21st Olympic games close at Montreal Canada
1st - Flash flood in Big Thompson Canyon Colo on Route 34, kills 139
1st - Seattle Seahawks play 1st (preseason) game (SF 27, Seattle 20)
4th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
6th - Zulfikar Ali Bhutto lays the foundation stone of Port Qasim, Karachi.
7th - Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Colgate-European Golf Open
7th - US Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth
7th - Scientists in Pasadena, California, announce Viking I found strongest indications to date of possible life on Mars
8th - Chicago White Sox suit up in shorts
9th - Clive Lloyd scores double-ton in 120 mins, WI v Glamorgan
9th - Pitt Pirate John Candelaria no-hits LA Dodgers, 2-0
9th - USSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth
10th - A Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer is shot dead by the British Army as he drove along a road in Belfast; his car then went out of control and killed 3 children, sparking a series of "peace rallies" throughout the month by a group that became known as 'Peace People'
Rocker Keith MoonRocker Keith Moon 11th - Keith Moon, drummer for Who, collapses & is hospitalized in Miami
11th - Race riot in Cape Town, South Africa; 17 die
12th - 1st approach & lands test (ALT) of orbiter Enterprise
12th - Christian militia conquer Palestinian camp Tell al-Za'tar, 2000 killed
13th - South Africa pledges support for a negotiated settlement in Rhodesia
14th - 10,000 Northern Ireland women demonstrate for peace in Belfast
15th - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
16th - 58th PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots a 281 at Congressional MD
16th - St Louis Cards beat San Diego Chargers 20-10 in Tokyo (NFL expo)
17th - An earthquake & tidal wave in the Philippines kills up to 8,000
17th - Big win for WI at The Oval Michael Holding 14-149 for match
18th - USSR's Luna 24 soft-lands on Moon
18th - In the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjeom, the Axe Murder Incident results in the death of two US soldiers.
38th US President Gerald Ford38th US President Gerald Ford 19th - President Gerald R Ford wins Republican presidential nomination at KC convention
21st - Al Bumbry hits 17th inside-the-park HR in Oriole history
21st - Battle, East Sussex: Mary Langdon becomes 1st British firewoman
21st - Operation Paul Bunyan at Panmunjeom, Korea.
22nd - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
23rd - Heavy earthquake strikes China, 1,000s die
24th - Soyuz 21 returns to Earth
25th - Harm Wiersma becomes world checker champion
25th - Yanks beat Twins 5-4 in 19 innings
27th - Transsexual Renee Richards barred from competing in US Tennis Open
28th - NY Cosmos beat Seattle Sounders 2-1 for NASL cup
28th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
29th - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
30th - Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of Today Show
30th - Turks & Caicos Islands adopts constitution
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 31st - George Harrison found guilty of plagiarising "My Sweet Lord"
31st - Mexican peso devalued
31st - Trinidad & Tobago adopts constitution
31st - Waldemar Cierpinski wins 18th Olympics Marathon (2:09:55.0)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 81 of 81

1st - David Nemirovsky, Toronto, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
1st - Eryn Bulmer, Edmonton Alberta, diver (Olympics-96)
1st - Nwankwo Kanu, soccer player (Ajax)
1st - Hasan Şaş, Turkish footballer
1st - Søren Jochumsen, Danish footballer
1st - Kevin Joseph, American baseball player
2nd - Michael Weiss, Washington DC, figure skater (1997 World Champ-7th)
2nd - Reyes Estévez, Spanish athlete
2nd - Sam Worthington, Australian actor
3rd - Sarybel Velila, Miss Universe-Puerto Rico (1996)
3rd - Troy Glaus, Tarzana CA, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
4th - Andrew McLeod, Australian footballer
5th - Germain Wattamaleo, soccer player (Sparta)
5th - Marian Pahars, Latvian footballer
5th - Kwon Sang-woo, South Korean actor
6th - Parmeso Emekrasha, Buddhist Monk
6th - Soleil Moon Frye, Glendora California, actress (Punky Brewster)
7th - Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos, Greek footballer
7th - Shane Lechler, American football player
8th - Liraz Mesilaty, Miss Universe-Israel (1996)
8th - JC Chasez, American singer (*NSYNC)
8th - Tawny Cypress, American actress
8th - Drew Lachey, American singer
8th - Seung-Yeop Lee, Korean baseball player
8th - Jeff Simmons, American race car driver
9th - Jessica Capshaw, American actress
9th - Rhona Mitra, English actress
9th - Aled Haydn Jones, Radio 1's The Chris Moyles show Producer
10th - Michael Depoli, American wrestler
11th - Lubomir Visnovsky, Topolcany CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
11th - Will Friedle, Hartford Ct, actor (Eric-Boy Meets World, Gift of Love)
11th - Ben Gibbard, American musician (Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service)
11th - Bubba Crosby, American baseball player
11th - Erick Lindgren, American poker player
12th - Antoine Walker, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
12th - Mikko Viljami "Linde" Lindström, Finnish guitarist
12th - Wednesday 13, American musician (Wednesday 13, Murderdolls)
12th - Richard McCourt, English children's television presenter
12th - Henry Tuilagi, Samoan rugby player
12th - Pedro Collins, West Indian cricketer
14th - Alex Albrecht, American actor
14th - Maya Nasri, Lebanese actress and singer
14th - Steve Braun, Canadian actor
15th - Boudewijn Send, soccer player (PSV)
15th - Ger Unterluggauer, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
16th - Jonatan Johansson, Finnish footballer
16th - Dave Ockun, American concert producer
17th - Scott Halberstadt, American actor
18th - Daphnee Lynn Duplaix, Manhattan NY, playmate (July 1997)
18th - Tom Malchow, US, 200m butterfly/free (Olympics-silver-96)
18th - Bryan Volpenhein, American rower
20th - Chris Drury, American hockey player
21st - Jeff Cunningham, Jamaican American soccer player
22nd - Jim Weaver, Northridge California, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
22nd - Lia Victoria Borrero, Miss Panama Universe (1997)
23rd - Kate Sobrero, soccer defender (Olympics-96)
23rd - Linette Smith, Miss Universe-British Virgin Islands (1996)
23rd - Scott Caan, American actor
24th - Bjorn van der Doelen, Dutch soccer player (PSV)
24th - Nordin Wooter, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
25th - Philippe Comtois, Montreal Quebec, Canadian 3m springboard diver (Olympics-96)
25th - Sam Mackinnon, Melbourne VIC Australia, basketball forward (Oly-96)
25th - Sarah Nadeau, Portland Maine, Miss America-Maine (1997)
25th - Alexander Skarsgård, Swedish actor
26th - Carey Tally, Memphis Tenn, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
26th - Amaia Montero, Spanish singer (La Oreja de Van Gogh)
26th - Zemfira, Russian singer
27th - Cartos Moya, Spain, tennis star
27th - Craig Mills, Toronto, NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets)
27th - Milano Collection Akihito Terui, Japanese professional wrestler
28th - Federico Magallanes, Uruguayan footballer
29th - Chris Renaud, Fredericton New Brunswick, swimmer (Olympics-96)
29th - Kasia Kulesza, Warsaw Poland, Canadian synchro swimmer (Oly-silver-96)
29th - Stephanie Worcester, Miss USA-Maine (1997)
29th - Jon Dahl Tomasson, Danish footballer
29th - Kevin Kaesviharn, American football player
29th - Pablo Mastroeni, American soccer player
30th - Mike Koplove, American baseball player
30th - Sarah-Jane Potts, English actress
31st - Vincent Delerm, French singer-songwriter, pianist and composer
31st - Roque Júnior, Brazilian footballer

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Magazine Publisher Larry FlyntMagazine Publisher Larry Flynt (21st) 21st - Magazine publisher Larry Flynt (33) weds Althea Leasure (23)

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

Actress Elizabeth TaylorActress Elizabeth Taylor (1st) 1st - Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 6th divorce from actor Richard Burton (their 2nd divorce together)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 35 of 35

2nd - Fritz Lang, director (Cloak & Dagger, Metropolis), dies at 85
4th - Enrique Angelelli, Argentine bishop
4th - Roy Herbert Thomson, Canadian publisher (b. 1894)
5th - Adrian Roland Holst, poet (Past the Roads), dies at 88
6th - Gregor Piatigorsky, Russian cellist, dies at 73
7th - Cecil Weston, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86
7th - Murvyn Vye, actor (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 63
8th - John Roselli, hired by CIA to kill Castro, found murdered
9th - Jose Lezama Lima, Cuban poet/novelist, dies at 65
9th - Max Vredenburg, composer, dies at 72
10th - Bert Oldfield, cricketer (54 Tests, 52 stumpings), dies
10th - Ray "Crash" Corrigan, cowboy (Crash Corrigan's Ranch), dies at 74
12th - Thomas Edward Driberg, 1st baron Bradwell, journalist, dies
15th - Jean P J C Haesaert, Flemish lawyer/sociologist, dies at 84
16th - Beppie Nooij Jr, Dutch actress (Rooie Sien), dies at 83
17th - Murvyn Vye, actor (Road to Bali, Escape to Burma), dies at 63
17th - William Redfield, actor (Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop), dies at 48
19th - Alastair Sim, actor (Christmas Carol, Green for Danger), dies at 75
19th - Jeno Kenessey, composer, dies at 70
19th - Ken Wadsworth, cricketer (Exciting NZ keeper), dies of cancer at 29
20th - Phyllis Konstam, actress (Murder, Skin Game), dies at 69
21st - Ken James, cricketer (kept wicket for NZ in 11 Tests), dies
22nd - Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, pres of Brazil (1955-60), dies at 73
22nd - Oskar Brusewitz, East German vicar, sets self on fire
22nd - Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist (b. 1913)
24th - Michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76
25th - Eyvind Johnson, Swedish author (Nobel-1974), dies at 76
25th - Perc Hornibrook, cricketer (6 Tests 1928-30, 17 wickets), dies
26th - Lotte (Krause-)Lehmann, German soprano (More than singing), dies at 88
26th - Warner Anderson, actor (Doctor, Lineup, Peyton Place), dies at 65
27th - Mukesh, Indian playback singer (b. 1923)
29th - Anissa Jones, actress (Buffy-Family Affair), ODs at 18
29th - Jimmy Reed, rocker, dies of epileptic seizure at 50
29th - Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher (b. 1899)
31st - Kornelis H Miskotte, theologist (If the Gods Keep Silent), dies at 81

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