This Day in History for 4th February (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 200

1968 - "Golden Rainbow" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 355 performances
1968 - Bowie Kuhn replaces William Eckert as 5th commissioner of baseball
1969 - The Palestine National Congress appoints Yasser Arafat chairman of the PLO
1969 - 41,163, then largest NBA crowd, watches doubleheader Cin-Det, SD-Bost
1969 - Beatles appoint Eastman & Eastman, as general cousel to Apple
1969 - John Madden is named head coach of NFL's Oakland Raiders
1969 - Lonnie Elder's "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men," premieres in NYC
1970 - "Charles Aznavour" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 23 performances
1970 - "Gantry" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 1 performance
1970 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Football Coach and Sportscaster John MaddenFootball Coach and Sportscaster John Madden 1971 - Baseball announces a special hall of fame wing for blacks
1971 - British car maker Rolls Royce declared itself bankrupt
1971 - Government exhibit under construction in Brazil collapses, kills 65
1971 - National Guard mobilized to quell rioting in Wilmington NC
1971 - Lieutenant-General Vernon Erskine-Crum becomes General Officer Commanding of the British Army in Northern Ireland
1972 - 6th round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks ends in Vienna Austria
1972 - Senator Strom Thurmond suggests John Lennon be deported
1973 - "No, No Nanette" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 861 performances
1973 - Islanders & Sabres had a penalty free game
1973 - Manfred Kokot runs world record 50m indoor (5.61 sec)
1973 - Reshef, Israel's missile boat, unveiled
1973 - British Army snipers shoot dead a Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer and three civilians at the junction in Belfast during the 'Troubles' in N Ireland
1974 - Chimpanzee Nim Chimsky signs his 1st word, at 2½ months
1974 - Petroleum rationing ends in Netherlands
1974 - Patricia Hearst (19), daughter of publisher Randolph Hearst, kidnapped by Symbionese Liberation Army
1974 - Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb explodes on a bus as it traveled along the M62 motorway in West Yorkshire, England carrying British Army soldiers and some of their family members; nine British Army soldiers and three civilians are killed
1975 - Haicheng earthquake, M 7.3, occurred in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
1976 - 12th Winter Olympic games opens in Innsbruck, Austria
1976 - 7.5 earthquake kills 22,778 in Guatemala & Honduras
1976 - US Federal Judge Judge Oliver upholds Seitz's decision on Andy Messersmith free agency
1976 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 - 30th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-3 at Vancouver
1977 - Elevated train jumps track, crashes onto Chicago st (11 die, 200 hurt)
1977 - Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" released
1977 - Wings release "Maybe I'm Amazed"
1979 - "Co-Ed Fever," TV Comedy, debut & cancelled that outing on CBS
1979 - End of last 3+day D/N game for 15 yrs (WSC, SCG)
1979 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
1980 - Bani Sadr sworn in as premier of Iran
1980 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek
1982 - "Pump Boys & Dinettes" opens at Princess Theater NYC for 573 perfs
1982 - Indoor distance record for a paper airplane (47m) Tacoma Wash
1982 - Musical "Pump Boys & Dinettes," premieres in NYC
1982 - Suriname premier Chin A Sen flees
1983 - Jose Happart becomes mayor of Voeren Belgium
1983 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
1984 - "9" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 739 performances
1984 - "Backstage Magic" opens at CommuniCore
1984 - Frank Aquilera sets world frisbee distance record (168m) Las Vegas
1985 - 20 countries (but not US) sign UN treaty outlawing torture
1985 - Naval exercises canceled when US refuses to tell NZ of nuclear weapons
1986 - 38th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-3 (OT) at Hartford
1986 - Israeli fighters intercept Libyan passenger airliner
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1987 - Pres Reagan's veto of Clean Water Act is overridden by Congress
1987 - Stars & Stripes beats Australia's Kookaburra 3, sweeps America's Cup
1987 - Sacramento Kings score only 4 points 1st quarter against Lakers; fewest in a period since introduction of 24 second shot-clock in 1954
1988 - Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega indicted on drug charges
1989 - Dean Jones scores 216 v WI at the Adelaide Oval
1990 - 10 Israeli tourists murdered near Cairo
1990 - Anders Holmertz swims world record 400 m freestyle (3:40.81)
1990 - Danny Everett runs world record 400m indoor (45:04)
1990 - Lyudmila Narozhi-Lenko runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.69)
1990 - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 27-21
LPGA Golfer Pat BradleyLPGA Golfer Pat Bradley 1990 - Pat Bradley wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic
1990 - Richard Hadlee takes his 400th Test Cricket wicket (Sanjay Manjrekar)
1990 - St Petersburg Pelicans beat West Palm Beach Tropics 12-4 to win 1st Senior Professional Baseball Association Championship
1991 - Hall of Fame's board of directors vote 12-0 to bar Pete Rose
1991 - Martin Crowe & Andrew Jones make 467 stand v SL, world record
1991 - US postage raises from 25 cents to 29 cents
1993 - Admiral William Studeman ends term as acting director of CIA
MLB Player and Manager Pete RoseMLB Player and Manager Pete Rose 1993 - Russian space agency tests a 82-foot wide space mirror
1994 - 10th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
1994 - 20 die in armed assault on mosque in Khartoum, Sudan
1994 - Merlene Ottey runs world record 50 m indoor (6.00 sec)
1994 - Russian team beats ladies world record 4x800 m indoor (8:18.71)
1995 - Dean Jones completes 324* for Victoria v South Australia
1995 - Sandra Volker swims female European record 50m backstroke (27.77)
1995 - Zimbabwe's 1st Test Cricket victory, over Pakistan by an inning
1996 - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 20-13
1997 - Mario Lemieux is 7th NHL player to score 600 goals
NHL Legend and Owner Mario LemieuxNHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux 1997 - US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright announces she just discovered that her grandparents were Jewish
1997 - En route to Lebanon, two Israeli Sikorsky CH-53 troop-transport helicopters collide in mid-air over northern Galilee, Israel killing 73.
1997 - After at first contesting the results, Serbian President Slobodan Milošević recognizes opposition victories in the November 1996 elections.
1998 - Bill Gates gets a pie thrown in his face in Brussels, Belgium
1998 - An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale in northeast Afghanistan kills more than 5,000.
1999 - MV New Carissa runs aground near Coos Bay, Oregon.
1999 - Unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot dead by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race-relations in the city.
Microsoft Founder Bill GatesMicrosoft Founder Bill Gates 2000 - German extortionist Klaus-Peter Sabotta is jailed for life for attempted murder and extortion in connection with the sabotage of German railway lines.
2001 - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 38-17
2003 - The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is officially renamed Serbia and Montenegro and adopts a new constitution.
2006 - A stampede occurs in the ULTRA Stadium near Manila killing 71.
2007 - Super Bowl XLI: Indianapolis Colts beat Chicago Bears, 29-17 at the Dolphin Stadium MVP: Peyton Manning, Indianapolis, QB
2012 - Tens of thousands of people are stranded by floods in the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland
NFL Quarterback Peyton ManningNFL Quarterback Peyton Manning 2013 - 20 people are killed after an apartment building was struck by a rocket in Aleppo, Syria
2013 - 22 people are killed and 44 are injured after a suicide bombing in Taji, Iraq
2013 - 8 people are killed and 30 are injured after a bus collides with two vehicles and flips in Yucaipa, California
2013 - 22 people are killed and 24 are injured after a bus and a truck collide in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
2013 - Europol announces it will investigate over 680 football matches alleged to involve match fixing
2014 - 10 people are killed & 35 injured after a bus falls into a ravine in Pune, India
2014 - Same-sex marriage is legalized in Scotland

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 244

1918 - Norman Wisdom, London England, comedian (Kraft Music Hall)
1918 - Luigi Pareyson, Italian philosopher (d. 1991)
1918 - Janet Waldo, American actress
1919 - Frank van Klingeren, Dutch architect (De Meerpaal, Dronten)
1920 - Derek Worlock, English RC archbishop (Liverpool)
1920 - John Hartford Worlock, Roman Catholic Bishop of Liverpool
1921 - Betty Friedan, Peoria, Illinois, American feminist writer and feminist (Feminine Mystique)
Writer Betty FriedanWriter Betty Friedan (1921) 1922 - Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Indian Classical Singer
1923 - Conrad Bain, Alberta Canada, actor (Maude, Diff'rent Strokes), (d. 2013)
1925 - Russell Hoban, US children's book author (Riddley Walker/Pilgermann)
1926 - John Edward Caulwell Hearne, writer
1928 - Dave Ketchum, Quincy Ill, actor (Agent 13-Get Smart)
1929 - Mary Joan Nielubowicz, rear admiral/nurse
1929 - Paul Burlison, rocker
1929 - Jerry Adler, American actor
1931 - Argentina Rioja
1931 - Isabel Peron, [Maria Martinez], dancer/president Argentina
1932 - Ivan Davis, Electra Texas, pianist/writer (Hunger, Corn is Green)
1934 - Jouko Sakari Linjama, composer
1935 - Martti Talvela, Hiitola Karelia Finland, operatic basso
1935 - Wallis Mathias, cricketer (1st non-Muslim to play for Pakistan)
1936 - Daan van Golden, Dutch sculptor
1936 - Gary Conway, Boston Mass, actor (Burke's Law, Land of the Giants)
1936 - David Brenner, American comedian
1937 - Collin Wilcox, Highlands NC, actor (To Kill a Mocking Bird)
1937 - John Devitt, Australia, 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1960)
1937 - Magnar Solberg, Norway, 20K biathalete (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
1937 - David Newman, American filmmaker (d. 2003)
1938 - Donald W Riegle Jr, (Sen-D-MI, 1976- )
1939 - Jacques Charlier, Belgian sculptor
1939 - Stan Lundine, (Rep-D-NY, 1976-86)
1940 - John Schuck, Boston, Massachusetts, American actor (McMillan & Wife, Holmes & Yoyo)
Actor & Director George RomeroActor & Director George Romero (1940) 1940 - George A Romero, actor/director (Creepshow, Martin, 2 Evil Eyes)
1941 - John Steel, rock drummer (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1942 - Johnny Gamble, rocker (Classics)
1943 - Cheryl Miller, Sherman Oaks California, actress (Paula-Daktari, Born Free)
1943 - Alberto João Jardim, Portuguese president of the regional government of Madeira
1943 - Ken Thompson, American computer scientist
1944 - Daniel A Mica, (Rep-D-FL, 1979- )
1944 - Florence LaRue Gordon, Penn, rocker (5th Dimension-One Less Bell)
1945 - David Brenner, Phila, comedian/TV talk show host (Nightlife)
1946 - Mary Meyer, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-silver-1968)
1946 - Roy Yeager, Doraville Ga, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
1947 - James Danforth "Dan" Quayle, Indianapolis Indiana, USA (Sen-R-Ind, 44th Vice President 1989-93)
1947 - Jeannie Wilson, Memphis Tenn, actress (Simon & Simon, Stir Crazy)
1947 - Sanford Bishop, (Rep-D-Georgia)
Rocker Alice CooperRocker Alice Cooper (1948) 1948 - Alice Cooper, [Vincent Furnier], Detroit, rocker (School's Out)
1948 - Rakesh Shukla, cricket leg-spinner (1 Test India v Sri Lanka 1982)
1948 - Robert Coover, novelist (Pricksongs & Descants)
1948 - Rod Grams, (Rep-R-Minnesota), (d. 2013)
1949 - Michael Beck, Memphis Tn, actor (Hans Helms-Holocaust)
1950 - James Dunn, US vocalist (Stylistics-You make me feel Brand New)
1950 - Pamela Franklin, Tokyo Japan, actress (Satan's School for Girls)
1950 - Philip Ehart, rock drummer (Kansas)
1950 - Robert-John Stips, rock keyboardist/singer (The Nits)
1951 - Patrick Bergin, Irish actor
1951 - Dariush Eghbali, Iranian singer and musician
1951 - Stan Papi, American baseball player
1952 - Jerry Shirley, rock drummer (Humble Pie-Hot N Nasty, Eat It)
1952 - Lisa Eichhorn, Reading Pa, actress (Cutter's Way, Yanks)
1952 - Li Yinhe, Chinese sexologist
1953 - Svetlana Ulmasova, USSR, 3K (world title 1978)
1953 - Kitaro, Japanese composer
1955 - Mikuláš Dzurinda, Slovak Prime minister
1957 - Don Davis, American composer
1957 - Evan Wolfson, American attorney and activist
1958 - Mary Ann Pascal, actress (Samantha-Brothers)
1958 - Werner Schwab, writer
1958 - Tomasz Pacyński, Polish writer
Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence TaylorHall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor (1959) 1959 - Lawrence Taylor, Williamsburg Virginia, NFL's greatest linebacker (NY Giants)
1959 - Zenani Mandela, daughter of Nelson & Winnie Mandela
1960 - Pamelyn Ferdin, actress (Happy Birthday Wanda June, Tool Box Murders)
1960 - Tim Booth, British singer (James)
1960 - Siobhan Dowd, British/Irish author (d. 2007)
1960 - Jenette Goldstein, American actress
1960 - Jonathan Larson, American composer (d. 1996)
1961 - Denis Savard, Pointe Gatineau Ca, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
1961 - Vern Fleming, LIC NY, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
1961 - Stewart O'Nan, American author
1962 - Clint Black, Long Branch NJ, country vocalist (A Better Man)
1962 - Dan Plesac, Gary IN, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
1962 - Vern Fleming, NBA guard (NJ Nets)
1962 - Alfred Twardecki, Polish historian
1962 - Michael Riley, Canadian actor
1963 - Jane Leary, Sydney Australia, golfer (1992 Australian Amateur Champ)
1963 - Pirmin Zurbriggen, Swiss alpine skier (Olympic-gold-1988)
1963 - Tracie Ruiz-Conforto, Hawaii, sync swimmer (Oly-2 gold/silver-84, 88)
1964 - Noodles, American guitarist (The Offspring)
1965 - John van Loen, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord, San Frecce)
1966 - Barry Klein, Grand Rapids Mich, rower (Olympics-1996)
1966 - Marissa Laakso, Boston Mass, Miss Mass-America (1991)
1966 - Spike, rocker [or Sep 18]
1966 - Viatcheslav Ekimov, Russian cyclist
1967 - Sergei Grinkov, Russian ice skater
1968 - Kristen Marie, actress (Cheryl McKinnon-Another World)
1968 - Marko Matvere, Estonian actor
1969 - Brad Cornett, US baseball pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
1969 - Chris Crooms, WLAF safety (Barcelona Dragons)
1969 - Dallas Drake, Trail, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
1969 - Joe Sacco, Medford, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 114 of 114

2006 - Myron Waldman, American animator (b. 1908)
2007 - Steve Barber, American baseball pitcher (b. 1938)
2007 - José Carlos Bauer, Brazilian World Cup footballer (b. 1925)
2007 - Ilya Kormiltsev, Russian poet and translator (b. 1959)
2007 - Jules Olitski, Ukrainian-born American abstract painter and sculptor (b. 1922)
2007 - Barbara McNair, American singer and actress (b. 1934)
2008 - Stefan Meller, Polish foreign minister (b. 1942)
2009 - Lux Interior, Frontman of the garage rock band The Cramps (b. 1946)
2012 - Florence Green, last surviving veteran of World War One, dies at 110
2012 - Robert Glaser, American educational psychologist, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 91
2012 - Istvan Csurka, Hungarian writer and politician, dies at 77
2012 - Robert Daniel, five term American congressman for Virginia, dies at 75
2013 - Pat Halcox, British trumpeter, dies at 82
2013 - Reg Presley, English rocker, dies from lung cancer at 71

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