This Day in History for 10th May (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 205

1941 - Adolf Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland
1941 - British House of Commons & Holborn Theatre damaged in an air raid
1941 - Queen Wilhelmina on Radio Orange warns against treason
1942 - World War II: The Thai Phayap Army invades the Shan States during the Burma Campaign.
1944 - Chinese offensive in West-Yunnan
1944 - Smith v Allwright (excluding Blacks from primary voting) is illegal
1945 - Allies capture Rangoon from the Japanese
1945 - Russian troops occupied Prague
1946 - Red Sox win 15th straight beat Yanks 5-4, DiMaggio hits Grand Slam
1946 - Umberto II succeeds Victor Emmanuel III as king of Italy
1947 - "Chocolate Soldier" closes at Century Theater NYC after 69 perfs
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1947 - 73rd Preakness: Doug Dodson aboard Faultless wins in 1:59
1948 - 1st attack by Egyptian irregular forces at Kfar Darom Israel
1948 - Winston Churchill visits The Hague
1950 - 1st Netherlands-US telex sent
1951 - Z Alexander Looby elected to Nashville City Council
1952 - "Shuffle Along" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 4 performances
1953 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open
1953 - KCBD TV channel 11 in Lubbock, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 - Bolshoi Ballet does not appear in Paris
1956 - French government sends 50,000 reservists to Algeria
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 1956 - KFSN TV channel 30 in Fresno, CA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1957 - 1st meeting of legislative of Cameroon
1957 - Dmitri Shostakovitsch's 2nd Piano concerto premieres in Moscow
1959 - Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Howard Johnson Golf Invitational
1959 - Soviet forces arrive in Afghanistan
1959 - Giants Jim Hearn allows 2 runs against Pirates, game is suspended, Hearn is released & charged with loss 2 months after his retirement
1960 - John F Kennedy wins primary in West Virginia
1960 - US atomic sub USS Triton completes 1st submerged circumnavigation of the globe
1961 - "Beyond the Fringe" premieres in London
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 1963 - Decca signs Rolling Stones on advice of Beatle George Harrison
1964 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Squirt Ladies' Golf Open Invitational
1966 - 25°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in May
1967 - Foundation AZ soccer team forms in Alkmaar
1967 - Hank Aaron only inside the park HR (vs Jim Bunning)
1967 - Rolling Stones Keith Richards, Brian Jones & Mick Jagger arrested on drug charges
1967 - Stockholm Vietnam Tribunal declares US aggression in Vietnam/Cambodia
1967 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 - Vietnam peace talks began in Paris between the US & North Vietnam
Baseball Player Hank AaronBaseball Player Hank Aaron 1969 - Apollo 10 transmit 1st color pictures of Earth from space
1969 - Turtles play White House, Mark Volman falls off stage 5 times
1969 - US troops begin attack on Hill 937 ("Hamburger Hill"), Vietnam
1969 - In an interview with the 'Belfast Telegraph' former Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill states: "if you give Roman Catholics a good job and a good house, they will live like Protestants, ... They will refuse to have 18 children"
1970 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1970 - Brave's Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in his 1,000th game, loses to Cards 6-5
Ice Hockey Legend Bobby OrrIce Hockey Legend Bobby Orr 1970 - Bobby Orr scores one of the most famous goals in hockey history, an overtime goal that gives the Boston Bruins its first Stanley Cup since 1941
1971 - US special delivery rates go from 45 cents to 60 cents
1972 - Overloaded South Korean bus plunges into reservoir, killing 77
1972 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 - 27th NBA Championship: NY Knicks beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
1973 - 9th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 8-4
1973 - Establishment of Frente Polisario in Mauritania
1973 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2
1974 - 7th ABA championship: NY Nets beats Utah Stars, 4 games to 1
1975 - Brian Oldfield of US put shot 75', an unofficial record
1978 - "Angel" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 5 performances
1978 - Liverpool wins 23rd European Cup
1979 - Federated States of Micronesia becomes self-governing
1979 - John McMullen becomes CEO of Houston Astros
1979 - Vivekananda (Sri Lanka) completes nonstop cycle ride of 187 hrs, 28 min, around Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka [From May 2]
1980 - "Happy New Year" closes at Morosco Theater NYC after 17 performances
1981 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
1981 - Francois Mitterrand defeats Valery Giscard d'Estang for Presidency of France
1981 - Montreal Expo Charlie Lee no-hits SF Giants, 4-0
1982 - WABC NYC plays its last record (John Lennon's Imagine)
1982 - WABC joins ABC's All Talk radio network
1983 - "Laverne & Shirley" last airs on ABC-TV
1983 - Lee Chin Yong performs 170 continuous chin-ups in Seoul
1983 - Oilers 0-Isles 2-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 1-0 lead
1984 - Intl Court of Justice rules on US blockade of Nicaragua
1985 - Challenger transports back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
1986 - "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco hit #1 on UK pop chart
1987 - Jody Rosentha wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1988 - Edgar Degas' "Danseresje of 14" sold for $10,120,000
1989 - FC Barcelona wins 29th Europe Cup II
1989 - Gen Manuel Noriega's government nullifies country's elections, which the opposition had won by a 3-1 margin
1990 - "Zoya's Apartment" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 45 perfs
1990 - French TGV-train hits record speed of 510.6 kph
Radio shock jock Howard SternRadio shock jock Howard Stern 1990 - Howard Stern holds a mock funeral for rival John DeBella
1991 - Oakland A's Jose Canseco is seen leaving Madonna's apt
1992 - "Hamlet" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
1992 - Bible Lands Museum opens in Jerusalem Israel
1992 - Jennifer Wyatt wins LPGA Crestar-Fresh Farm Golf Classic
1993 - Fire in clothing factory at Bangkok kills 145
1993 - Last TV appearance of Mies Bouwman
1993 - Paul Cézanne still life painting sells for US$28,600,000 in NYC
1993 - Premier Lubbers opens Terminal West on Schiphol
French Painter Paul CézanneFrench Painter Paul Cézanne 1994 - "Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public" opens at Lunt-Font NYC for 16 per
1994 - Barbra Striesand's begins 1st concert tour in 30 years
1994 - Nelson Mandela sworn in as South Africa's 1st black president
1994 - Silvio Berlusconi forms Italian government with 5 neo-fascists
1995 - 30th Academy of Country Music Awards: Reba McEntire wins
1995 - Britain lifts a 23-year ban on ministerial talks with Sinn Fein
1995 - In South Africa, 104 miners killed in an elevator accident
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson MandelaAnti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela 1996 - "Twister" premieres
1996 - 2 US Marine helicopters collided during joint US & British war games
1996 - Excel Communications, Inc. becomes the youngest company ever to join the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), trading under the symbol (ECI).
1997 - Chicago Cubs turn baseballs 68th triple play (vs SF Giants)
2001 - In Ghana, a stampede at a football game kills over 120 spectators.
2002 - Anaheim Angels crush the Chicago White Sox 19-0. The Angels join the 1923 Indians, 1939 Yankees and 1950 Red Sox as the only teams to beat two opponents by 19 or more runs in the same season

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 281

1918 - George Welch, American pilot (d. 1954)
1919 - Ella Grasso, (Gov-D-Ct)
1919 - Louis Sen A Kaw, Surinam dam builder
1919 - Tibor Sarai, composer
1920 - Basil Kelly, Lord Justice of Appeals (Northern Ireland)
1921 - Bert Weedon, rocker
1921 - Nancy Walker, Phila, Bounty ads/actress (Rhoda, McMillan & Wife)
1922 - David Orr, deputy chairman (Inchcape)/CEO (British Council, Unilever)
1923 - John Dugdal, Lord-Lt (Salop)
1923 - Heydar Aliyev, Ex-President and Leader of Azerbaijan Republic (d. 2003)
1925 - Edward Fursdon, British Maj-Gen (defense council)
1926 - Duncan Watson, president (World Blind Union)
1926 - Hugo Banzer, Bolivian dictator (d. 2002)
1927 - Nayantara Sahgal, Indian author
1928 - Arnold Rüütel, Estonian president
1929 - Brian Corby, CEO (Prudential)
1929 - Robin Hill, 8th Marquess of Downshire, Irish peer and the Hereditary Constable of Hillsborough Fort
1930 - June Knox-Mawer, British radio host/novelist (World of Islands)
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat SummerallCBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall (1930) 1930 - Pat Summerall, Lake City Florida, NFL player (NY Giants)/sportscaster (CBS)
1930 - Scott Muni, American radio DJ (d. 2004)
1931 - Lord Michael Mustill, of Pateley Bridge, Lord Justice of Appeal
1931 - Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter
1932 - Ian Leslie, 21st Earl of Rothes, Scottish nobleman
1932 - Francoise Fabian, Hussein Dey Algeria, actress (Happy New Year)
1933 - Barbara Taylor Bradford, author
1934 - Cliff Wilson, snooker player
1934 - William Lithgow, Scottish industrialist/multi-millionaire
1934 - Jeanine Basinger, American film scholar
1935 - Henry Fambrough, US singer (Spinners)
1935 - Larry Williams, rocker
1936 - Anthony Mullens, British Lt-Gen (Deputy chief of defense)
1936 - Gary Owens, Mitchell SD, disc jockey/TV host (Laugh In, Gong Show)
1936 - Michael Stone, English broker/multi-millionaire (Man Group)
1936 - Trevor Clay, Gen-Sec (Royal College of Nursing)
1936 - Jayne Cortez, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, poet (I see Chano Pozo), (d. 2012)
1937 - Arthur Kopit, New York NY, US playwright ('Wings', 'Nine')
1937 - Jim Hickman, baseball player (Mets, Dodgers, Cubs)
1937 - Tamara Press, USSR, shot putter/discus thrower (Oly-gold-60)
1938 - Manuel Santana, tennis player (US Open 1965)
1938 - Maxim Shostakovich, Leningrad Russia, conductor (Atlanta Symph)
1938 - Merritt Ranew, baseball player
1938 - Michael Shea, director (Hanson Trust)/Queen's press sect
1938 - Peter Davies, Major-General/Director-General (RSPCA)
1938 - Philip Gordon Winsor, composer
1938 - Jean Becker, French director, screenwriter and actor
1940 - Wayne Dyer, American psychologist and author (Universe Within You)
1940 - Arthur Alexander, US singer/songwriter (Lonely Just Like Me)
1940 - Taurean Blacque, Newark New Jersey, actor (Neal Washington-Hill Street Blues)
1940 - William Cash, MP
1940 - Wayne A. Downing, retired United States Army general
1941 - Danny Rapp, Phila, rocker (Danny & Juniors)
1941 - Ken Berry, baseball player (White Sox, Angels, Brewers, Indians)
1941 - Win Bischoff, CEO (Schroders)
1942 - Bill Coday, US singer (You're Gonna Then Me)
1942 - Ingram Douglas Marshall, composer
1942 - Youssouf Sambo Bâ, Burkinabé politician
1943 - Bruce Raymond, jockey
1943 - James Earl Chaney, US civil rights activist
1943 - Andrzej Badeński, Polish athlete (400 metres) (d. 2008)
1943 - David Clennon, American actor
1943 - Richard Darman, American economist
1944 - Abdul Kadir, cricketer (Pakistani batsman-keeper in 4 Tests 1964-65)
1944 - Jackie Lomax, Liverpool, rocker (Is This What You Want)
1944 - Jim Abrahams, Shorewood WI, director (Hot Shots, Top Secret)
1944 - Kathy Farrer, LPGA golfer
1944 - Marie-France Pisier, Daclat, Vietnam, French actress and writer (Love on the Run, Cousin cousine)
1945 - John Laws, Lord Justice of Appeal (1999- )
1945 - Pamelo Mounk'a, musician
1946 - Graham Gouldman, Manchester England, bassist (10cc-No Milk Today)
1946 - Maureen Lipman, actress (Educating Rita, Wonderworks)
1946 - Dave Mason, Worcester England, singer/songwriter (We Just Disagree)
1946 - Donovan, Scottish musician
1947 - Jay Ferguson, Burbank California, rocker (Spirit-I Got A Line on You)
1947 - Meg Foster, Conn, actress (Sunshine, Cagney & Lacey)
1947 - Paul Nicholas Young, architect
1947 - Caroline Cooney, American author
1947 - Thomas Tessier, American author
1948 - Christopher Gent, CEO (Vodafone Group)
1949 - Miuccia Prada, Milan Italy, Italian fashion designer
1951 - Ron Banks, US R&B singer (Dramatics-Whatcha See is Whatcha Get)
1951 - Steve Gunderson, (Rep-R-WI, 1981- )
1952 - Lee Brilleaux, Durban South Africa, British musician (Dr Feelgood)
1952 - Sly Dunbar, Kingston Jamaica, reggae drummer (Sly & Robbie)
1952 - Kikki Danielsson, Swedish singer
1953 - Barbara Moxness, LPGA golfer
1953 - Lawrence Lau, actor (Jamie Frame-Another World)
1953 - Steve Thomas, rocker (Shooting Star)
1953 - John Diamond, English journalist (d. 2001)
1953 - Tito Santana, Mexican-American professional wrestler
1954 - Jeff Apple, Miami Florida, producer (In the Line of Fire)
1955 - Bruce Hartzler, Wash DC, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
1955 - Chris Berman, sportscaster (ESPN)
1955 - Mark David Chapman, Forth Work Texas, assassin (John Lennon)
1956 - Vladislav Listyev, Russian television anchor and journalist (d. 1995)
1957 - Phil Mahre, Yakima Wash, alpine slalom skier (Oly-gold/silver-80, 84)
Musician Sid ViciousMusician Sid Vicious (1957) 1957 - Sid Vicious, [John Simon Ritchie], London England, bassist (Sex Pistols)
1957 - Steve Mahre, Yakima Wash, twin alpine slalom skier (Oly-Silver-80, 84)
1958 - Ellen Ochoa, Los Angeles California, PhD/Astronaut (STS 56, 66)
1958 - Jeannette Kohlhaas, LPGA golfer
1958 - Margaret Ward, LPGA golfer

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 130 of 130

1992 - Sylvia Sims [Blagman], American jazz singer dies aged 74
1992 - Joan Merrill, vocalist, dies of a stroke at 74
1992 - John Lund, actor (Perils of Pauline), dies at 81
1992 - Liesbeth Saijers, sculptor, dies
1992 - Sylvia Sims, singer (Flower Drum Song), dies of a heart attack at 74
Serial Killer John Wayne GacySerial Killer John Wayne Gacy (1994) 1994 - John Wayne Gacy, mass murderer, executed in Illinois at 52
1994 - Lucebert [J Swaanswijk], poet/cartoonist (PC Hooft 1967), dies at 69
1994 - Phyllis Flowerdew, school Reading text author, dies at 81
1995 - Harold Berens, comedian, dies at 92
1995 - Hilde Jarecki, educationist, dies at 83
1995 - Jimmy Raney, jazz guitarist, dies at 67
1997 - Joanie Weston, roller derby queen (Bay Bombers), dies at 61
1999 - Shel Silverstein, American poet and composer (b. 1930)
2000 - Dédé Fortin, Quebec singer and songwriter (Les Colocs) (b. 1962)
2000 - Jules Deschênes, Quebec superior court judge (b. 1923)
2001 - Deborah Walley, American actress (b. 1943)
2002 - Lynda Lyon Block, convicted murderer (b. 1948)
2002 - Yves Robert, French actor, screenwriter and director (b. 1920)
2003 - Milan Vukcevich, Yugoslavian chemist and chess problem composer (b. 1937)
2005 - David Wayne, American singer (Metal Church) (b. 1958)
2006 - Raizo Matsuno, Japanese politician (b. 1917)
2006 - A. M. Rosenthal, American newspaper editor (b. 1922)
2006 - Soraya, Colombian-American singer (b. 1969)
2006 - Val Guest, British film director (b. 1911)
2008 - Leyla Gencer, Turkish soprano (b. 1928)
2008 - Jessie Jacobs, Australian Actress (b. 1990)
2010 - Frank Frazetta, American artist (b. 1928)
2011 - Michael Baze, American horse racing jockey (b. 1987)
2012 - Evelyn Johnson, American pilot, dies at 102
2012 - Carroll Shelby, American automobile designer, dies at 89

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