This Day in History for 14th February (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 172 of 172

1960 - Beverly Hanson wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
1960 - Marshal Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan
1961 - Element 103, Lawrencium, 1st produced in Berkeley Calif
1961 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Royal Poinciana Golf Invitational
1962 - 1st lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducts White House tour on TV
1963 - US launches communications satellite Syncom 1
1966 - Australian currency is decimalised, and decimal currency postage stamps introduced
1966 - Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points
1966 - Writers Andrei Sinjavski & Joeij Daniel found guilty
1967 - Aretha Franklin records "Respect"
1967 - Latin American nuclear free zone proposal drawn up
1968 - Pennsylvania Railroad/NYC Central merge into Penn Central
NBA Legend Wilt ChamberlainNBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain 1968 - WHKY TV channel 14 in Hickory, NC (IND) begins broadcasting
1970 - "Gantry" closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 1 performance
1971 - Movie "Ben Hur" 1st shown on television
1971 - Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House
1972 - John & Yoko co-host "Mike Douglas Show" for entire week
1972 - Luna 20 (Russia) launched to orbit & soft landing on Moon
1972 - CBS "Late Movie" premieres
1975 - Bomb explodes at annex of Amsterdam metro station
1976 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
37th US President Richard Nixon37th US President Richard Nixon 1978 - 1st "micro on a chip" patented by Texas Instruments
1978 - In girls' HS basketball, Chicago Latin beats Harvard St George
1979 - "Whoopee!" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 204 performances
1979 - In Kabul, Muslims kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police.
1980 - "West Side Story" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 341 performances
1980 - 13th Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, NY
1980 - US launches Solar Maximum Mission Observatory to study solar flares
1981 - Stardust Disaster: A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people
1982 - "Night of 100 Stars" takes place at NY's Radio City Music Hall
1982 - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
1985 - Hostage CNN reporter Jeremy Levin is released in Beirut
1987 - 53,745 largest NBA crowd to date-Phila at Detroit
Golfer Gary PlayerGolfer Gary Player 1988 - 49th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player
1988 - Alfredo Stroessner re-elected president of Paraguay
1988 - Bobby Allison at 50 becomes oldest driver to win Daytona 500
1988 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
1989 - African National Congress (ANC) opens office in Amsterdam
1989 - Khomeini orders Moslems to murder "Satanic Verses" novelist Rushdie
1989 - Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 mill damages for Bhopol disaster
1989 - World's 1st satellite Skyphone opens
1989 - The first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System are placed into orbit.
1990 - Alan Ayckbourn's "Man of the Moment," premieres in London
1990 - Perrier recalls 160 million bottles of sparkling water after traces of benzene, a carcinogen, are found in some
1990 - Space probe Voyager 1 takes photograph of entire solar system
1991 - "Mule Bone" opens at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC for 67 performances
1991 - NL Cy Young winner Doug Drabek wins record $3 mil salary arbitration
1992 - Andre Cason runs world record 6 m indoor (6.41 sec)
1992 - Cease fire in Somalia begins
1992 - Kieren John Perkins swims world record 800m freestyle (7:46.60)
1992 - Merlene Ottey runs world record 60m indoor (6.96 sec)
1993 - Fire in Linxi department store in Tangshan China, kills 79
1994 - Alexander Golubev skates Olympic record 500m (36.33)
1994 - Andrei Chikatilo, a Russian serial killer is executed by shooting.
MLB Legend Barry BondsMLB Legend Barry Bonds 1994 - 2nd ESPY Awards: Barry Bonds, Julie Krone win
1995 - Wellington 2-498d & 4-475 beat Canterbury 496 & 2-476d
1998 - Authorities in the United States announce that Eric Robert Rudolph is a suspect in an Alabama abortion clinic bombing.
2000 - The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.
2000 - 8th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Mia Hamm win
2002 - Fishing vessel Tullaghmurray Lass sinks off the coast of Kilkeel, County Down, Northern Ireland killing three members of the same family on board.
2004 - In a suburb of Moscow, Russia, the roof of the Transvaal water park collapses, killing more than 25 people, and wounding more than 100 others.
Golfer Tiger WoodsGolfer Tiger Woods 2005 - Lebanon's former Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri, is assassinated, prompting the country to fall into chaos.
2005 - Seven people are killed and 151 wounded in a series of bombings by suspected Al-Qaeda-linked militants that hit the Philippines' Makati financial district in Metro Manila, Davao City, and General Santos City.
2008 - Northern Illinois University shooting: a gunman opened fire in a lecture hall of the DeKalb County, Illinois university resulting in 24 casualties; 6 fatalities (including gunman) and 18 injured.
2010 - Alexandre Bilodeau wins the Gold Medal in the freestyle skiing men's moguls event, becoming the first Canadian to win a Gold Medal during a Canadian-hosted Olympics
Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandre BilodeauTwo Time Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandre Bilodeau 2011 - The 2011 Bahraini uprising commenced.
2013 - A suicide bombing kills 4 police officer and injures 5 in Dagestan
2013 - Oscar Pistorius, a South African amputee sprint runner, is charged with the murder of Reeva Steenkamp
2013 - The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, will be switched off for two years for upgrading
2013 - The recession in the Eurozone economy deepens with a fall of 0.6% in GDP in the fourth quarter of 2012
2013 - Japan remains in recession as the economy shrinks by a further 0.1%
2014 - Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta resigns after less than a year in office

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 305

1921 - Hugh Downs, Akron Oh, TV journalist (20/20, Concentration)
1921 - Jeanne Demessieux, composer
1921 - Piet Kraak, Dutch soccer player
1921 - Skeezix, of "Gasoline Alley" discovered on Wallets' doorstep
1922 - Murray "the K" Kaufman, NYC DJ (5th Beatle)
1923 - Derrick Holden-Brown, CEO (Allied-Lyons)
1923 - Jay Herbert, golfer (1960 PGA winner)
1924 - Arghyris Kounadis, composer
1924 - Countess Mountbatten, of Burma
1925 - Elliot Lawrence, Phila, orchestra leader (Guide Right, Howard Cosell)
1926 - John Clark, CEO (Plessey Company)
1927 - Lois Maxwell, Kitchener Ontario, actress (Miss Moneypenny)
1928 - Ben Garrido Blaz, (Rep-R-Guam, 1985- )
1928 - Juan Garcia Hortelano, Spanish author (Tormenta de verano)
1929 - Matthew G Martinez, (Rep-D-CA, 1982- )
1929 - Vic Morrow, American actor (d. 1982)
1930 - Duncan Montgomery Stewart, principal (Lady Margaret Hall-Oxford)
1931 - Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, NHL right wing (Canadiens, Rangers)
1931 - Lord Rossmore
1931 - Phyllis McGuire, Middletown Oh, vocalist (McGuire Sisters)
1931 - Vic Morrow, Bronx NY, actor (Combat, Roots, Twilight Zone the Movie)
1931 - Brian Kelly, American actor (d. 2005)
1932 - Alexander Kluge, writer
1932 - Jack Hibbert, director (Central Statistical Office)
1932 - Jocelyn Stevens, CEO (English Heritage)
1932 - Michael Ball, Bishop (Truro)
1932 - Peter Ball, Bishop (Gloucester)
1933 - Andrey Mikhaylovich Volkonsky, composer
1933 - Bertram Jay Turetzky, composer
1933 - Evelyn Ebsworth, Vice-Chancellor (Durham U)
1933 - Madhubala, Indian actress (d. 1969)
1934 - Florence Henderson, Dale Ind, actress/singer (Carol-Brady Bunch)
1934 - Marlene Matthews, Australia, sprinter (Oly-2 bronze-1956)
1934 - Michel Corboz, Swiss conductor
1935 - Christine CT "Christel" Adelaar, Dutch actress (Pipo the Clown)
1935 - David Wilson, British governor (Hong Kong)
1935 - Lord Wilson of Tillyorn
1935 - [Mary] Mickey Wright, San Diego California, LPGA golfer (4 times LPGA champ)
1935 - Peter Phillips, printer
1936 - Andrew Pine, Jennings Fla, actor (V, WEB, Wide Country)
1936 - Fanne Foxe, [Annabella Battistella], Argentina, (Wilbur Mills affair)
1936 - Andrew Prine, American actor
1937 - John MacGregor, British MP
1937 - Magic Sam, rocker (Chicago Bluesman)
1938 - Lee Chamberlin, NYC, actor (Once Upon a Family, Rupture Fatale)
1939 - Chris Pyne, trombonist
1939 - Michael Rudman, English theater director/producer (Donkeys' Years)
1940 - Porpoise, 1st born in captivity in US (Marineland, Fla)
1941 - John Butterfill, MP
1941 - Paul Tsongas, (Sen-D-Mass)
1941 - Donna Shalala, American educator
1942 - Margaret Wright, chief commissioner (Guide Association)
1942 - Andrew Robinson, American actor
1942 - Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (d. 1962)
1943 - Eric Anderson, Pittsburgh Pa, vocalist (Avalanche, Be True to You)
1943 - Ischa Meijer, journalist/critic/actor (Boezemvriend)
1943 - Maceo Parker, US tenor saxophonist (King's One, Mo' Roots)
1943 - Robert J Murphy Jr, Brooklyn NY, PGA golfer (1968 Phila Classic)
1943 - Aaron Russo, American movie producer (d. 2007)
1944 - Alan Parker, English actor (Bugsy Malone, Evita)
1944 - Bruce Summerhays, St Louis MO, PGA golfer (Provo Open-1966, 91 93)
Investigative Reporter Carl BernsteinInvestigative Reporter Carl Bernstein (1944) 1944 - Carl Bernstein, Washington Post investigative reporter (Watergate)
1944 - Ronnie Peterson, Swedish racing driver (d. 1978)
1945 - Gregory Hines, NYC, actor/dancer (White Nights, Taps)
1945 - Hans Adam, prince of Liechtenstein
1945 - K M Jenkins, British director of personnel (Royal Mail)
1945 - Vic Briggs, England, rocker (Animals)
1945 - William Hill Boner, (Rep-D-TN, 1979- )
1945 - Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Piriápolis, Uruguay, football goalkeeper, (d. 2013)
1946 - David Green, English TV/video producer
1946 - Tim Buckley, Wash DC, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears-When I Die)
1946 - Tina Aumont, Hollywood California, actress (Master of Love, Casanova)
1946 - Bernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (d. 2003)
1947 - Heidemarie Rosendahl, German FR, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1972)
1947 - Judd Gregg, (Rep-R-NH, 1981- )
1947 - Pham Tuan, Vietnam, cosmonaut (Soyuz 37/36)
1947 - Salah-ud-Din, cricketer (played 5 Tests for Pakistan 1965-69)
1948 - ... Teller, Phila, magician (Penn & Teller)
1948 - Jackie Martling, "Jackie the Jokeman", comedian (Howard Stern Show)
1948 - Pat O'Brien, reporter (Entertainment Tonight)
1948 - Wally Tax, Dutch guitarist
1949 - Ewa Aulin, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Candy, Fiorina LeVacca)
1949 - Jimmy Randell, rocker
1949 - Richard E Neal, (Rep-D-Massachusetts)
1950 - Raymond van het Groenewoud, Belgian vocalist/actor (Brussels by Night)
1950 - Roger Fisher, American musician (Heart)
1951 - Kevin Keegan, British soccer player/manager (Newcastle United)
1951 - Michael Doucet, singer/musician (Beausoleil)
1951 - JoJo Starbuck, American ice skater
1952 - Nancy Keenan, current NARAL president
1953 - Wayne Siegel, composer
1955 - R Jeremy H Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary
1955 - Ronald Desruelles, Belgian athlete
1955 - James Eckhouse, American actor
1955 - Carol Kalish, American publishing executive (d. 1991)
1955 - Rip Rogers, American professional wrestler
1956 - Dave Dravecky, pitcher (SF Giants), had arm amputated
1956 - Howard Edward Davis Jr, Glen Cove NY, lw boxer (Olympic-silver-1976)
1956 - Ken Wahl, Chicago IL, actor (Wanderers)
1957 - Soile Isokoski, Finnish soprano

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 107 of 107

2007 - Gareth Morris, British flautist (b. 1920)
2007 - Ryan Larkin, Canadian animated film maker. (b. 1943)
2009 - Sir Bernard Ashley, Welsh businessman and entrepreneur. (b. 1926)
2010 - Doug Fieger, American musician The Knack (b. 1952)
2010 - Dick Francis, British jockey-turned-novelist (b. 1920)
2011 - Sir George Shearing, Anglo-American jazz pianist (b. 1919)
2012 - Dory Previn, American singer-songwriter, dies at 86

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