This Day in History for 6th May (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 199 of 199

1961 - 87th Kentucky Derby: John Sellers aboard Carry Back wins in 2:04
1961 - Omer Vanaudenhove chosen chairman of Belgium Liberal Party
1962 - 1st nuclear warhead fired from Polaris submarine (Ethan Allen)
1962 - Antonio Segni elected president of Italy
1962 - Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Tournament
1962 - Pathet Lao breaks cease fire/conquerors Nam Tha Laos
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
1963 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Barbara Tuchman (Guns of August)
1964 - Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr Sloan" premieres in London
1965 - Lawry & Simpson complete opening stand of 382 against W Indies
1966 - Canadian Minister of Finance announces a $20 Centennial gold coin
1966 - Most runs scored in 11th inning (9) Phils score 5 to beat Pirates 8-7
1966 - Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors Murders in England.
1967 - 400 students seize administration building at Cheyney State College
1967 - 93rd Kentucky Derby: Bobby Ussery on Proud Clarion wins in 2:00.6
1967 - Maureen Wilton runs female world record marathon (3:15:22)
1967 - Zakir Hussain elected 1st Moslem president of India
1968 - Street battle between students & troops in Paris, 1000 injured
1968 - Giants reliever Lindy McDaniel sets NL record of 225th consecutive errorless game (108 chances consecutively since June 16, 1964)
1968 - Spain closes border to Gibraltar except to Spaniards
1970 - Yuchiro Miura of Japan skies down Mt Everest
1972 - 98th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:01.8
1972 - Deniz Gezmiş, Yusuf Aslan and Hüseyin İnan are executed in Ankara for attempting to overthrow the Constitutional order.
1973 - 1st WHA championship, New England Whalers beat Win Jets, 4 games to 1
1973 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic
1974 - A's pitcher Paul Lindblad makes an errant throw in 1st inning of 6-3 loss to Balt ends his record streak of 385 consecutive errorless games
1974 - Bundy victim Roberta Parks disappears from OSU, Corvallis, Ore
1974 - Smallest attendance at Phila's Veterans Stadium (4,149)
1974 - Stolen "Guitar Player" painting by Jan Vermeer found in London
1974 - W German chancellor W Brandt resigns
1975 - Bundy victim Lynette Culver disappears from Pocatello, Idaho
1975 - Early warnings provided by REACT (ham radio operators) means only
1975 - 3 people die in tornado that strikes Omaha, Nebraska
1976 - An earthquake strikes Friuli, causing 989 deaths and the destruction of entire villages.
1977 - "Beatles at Hollywood Bowl" released in UK
1978 - 104th Kentucky Derby: Steve Cauthen aboard Affirmed wins in 2:01.2
1978 - South Africa military goes into Angola
1979 - Fred Markham set a bicycle speed record of 818 kph over 200 m
1979 - Louis LaRusso II's "Knockout" premieres in NYC
1979 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Women's International Golf Tournament
1979 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1981 - "Inacent Black" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 14 performances
1981 - Mariners manager Maury Wills is fired & replaced by Rene Lachemann
1981 - US expels Libyan diplomats
1982 - Seattle Mariner Gaylord Perry becomes 15th pitcher to win 300 games
1984 - Balt Oriole Cal Ripken Jr hits for cycle
1984 - Jose Napoleon Duarte wins El Salvador presidential election
1985 - 17th Space Shuttle Mission (51-B)-Challenger 7 lands at Edwards AFB
1986 - Berlin: Real Madrid wins 15th UEFA Cup
1986 - Donald E Pelotte becomes 1st native American bishop
1986 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1987 - Gary Hart denies affair with model Donna Rice
Racing Car Driver Mario AndrettiRacing Car Driver Mario Andretti 1987 - Mario Andretti sets one-lap speed record at Indy at 218.204 MPH
1987 - Niroslav Milhailovic begins 54 hours of telling jokes
1987 - PTL's Jim Bakker & Rich Dortch dismissed from Assemblies of God
1987 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1988 - Graeme Hick scores 405 for Worcs v Somerset 35 fours 11 sixes
1988 - Doughnutgate incident: NJ Devils' coach Jim Schoenfeld tells referee Don Koharski to 'eat another doughnut you fat pig!,' he is suspended
1989 - 115th Kentucky Derby: Pat Valenzuela on Sunday Silence wins in 2:05
1990 - Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1990 - Former president PW Botha quit South Africa's ruling National Party
Actor Tom CruiseActor Tom Cruise 1990 - Tom Cruise is ticketed for careless operation of a vehicle in SC
1991 - Phillie Lenny Dykstra slams his sports car into 2 trees
1991 - Seppo Raty of Finland sets javelin record to 301' 9"
1991 - Space Shuttle STS 39 (Discovery 12) lands
1992 - NY Met Anthony Young begins losing streak of at least 26 games
1992 - Werder Bremen wins 32nd Europe Cup II
1993 - STS-55 (Columbia) lands
1994 - Chunnel linking England & France officially opens
1994 - Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait sets fire to the couch on Tonight Show
1994 - House passes the assault weapons ban
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox LewisHeavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis 1994 - Lennox Lewis TKOs Phil Jackson in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1994 - Nelson Mandela & his ANC, finally confirmed winners in South Africa
1995 - 121st Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Thunder Gulch wins in 2:01.2
1995 - ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Mike Aulby
1995 - Classic Sports Network begins on cable TV
1996 - Guatemala's leftist guerrillas sign key accord with government of President Alvaro Arzu aimed at ending 35 years of civil war
1996 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Hartford CT on WCCC 106.9 FM
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson MandelaAnti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela 1996 - The body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he disappeared.
1997 - Army Staff Sgt Delmar Simpson gets 25-year sentence for rape
1997 - Michael Jackson & Bee Gees inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1997 - NHL Hartford Whalers become Carolina Hurricanes
1997 - Rick Pitino becomes coach of Boston Celtics
1997 - The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank's 300-year history.
1998 - Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his 5th career start.
King of Pop Michael JacksonKing of Pop Michael Jackson 2000 - 126th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Fusaichi Pegasus wins in 2:01.12
2001 - During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.
2002 - Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is shot and killed by an animal rights activist.
2004 - The season finale of the sitcom Friends airs
2006 - 132nd Kentucky Derby: Edgar Prado aboard Barbaro wins in 2:01.36
2008 - Chaiten Volcano erupts in Chile, forcing the evacuation of more than 4,500 people.
2010 - The second largest intraday point swing in Dow Jones Industrial Average history occurs.
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 2012 - Francois Hollande elected President of France
2012 - Greeck parliamentary election results in 60% support for parties opposed to austerity measures
2013 - 10 people are killed and 26 people are injured after a wave of attacks across Iraq
2013 - 13 people are killed in clashes with Bangladeshi police in Dhaka
2013 - 15 people are killed and 50 are injured after a bomb detonates at a political rally in Pakistan
2013 - Wal-Mart becomes the largest company by revenue on the Fortune 500 list
2013 - The US Senate passes a bill enabling taxing of online sales

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 244

1921 - Robert Fell, CEO (British Stock Exchange)
1922 - Alan Ross, editor (London Magazine)
1922 - Carlos J Moorhead, (Rep-R-CA, 1973- )
1922 - John Ernest, constructionist artist
1922 - Pat Harder, Milwaukee, NFL fullback (Cardinals, Lions)
1922 - Camille Laurin, Quebec psychiatrist and politician (d. 1999)
1923 - Elizabeth Sellars, Glasgow Scotland, actress (Chalk Garden)
1923 - Guiseppe Martelli, physicist
1923 - Vladimir Etush, Russian actor
1924 - Mimi Benzell, Bridgeport Ct, operatic soprano (Gilda-Rigoletto)
1924 - Denny Wright, British guitarist (d. 1992)
1925 - Patrick Meany, CEO (Rank Organization)
1926 - John Hamilton-Jones, CEO (Richmond Enterprises)/British Maj-Gen
1926 - Marguerite Piazza, New Orleans LA, operatic soprano (Young Broadway), (d. 2012)
1926 - [Martin] Ross Hunter, Cleveland OH, actor (Ever Since Paris)
1926 - Gilles Grégoire, Quebec politician, co-founder of the Parti Québécois (d. 2006)
1927 - Ettore Manni, Rome Italy, actor (Fatal Desire, Heroes in Hell)
1927 - Michael Frederick, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1954, scored 0 & 30)
1928 - Robert Poujade, French politician
1929 - John Polk Allen, Carnegie Oklahoma, CEO (Biosphere 2)
1929 - John Taylor, bishop (St Albans)/Lord High Almoner to Queen
1929 - Rosemary Camp, president (Council for British Archaeology)
1931 - Marvin Leath, (Rep-D-TX, 1979- )
1931 - Willie Mays, Westfield Alabama, baseball centerfielder (Giants, NY Mets), "Say Hey Kid" (660 HRs, MVP 1954)
1932 - Gunther Hauk, composer
1932 - John Bond, cricket umpire
1932 - Viscount Coke, English large landowner/art collector
1933 - John Willoughby Denison-Pender, 3rd Baron Pender
1934 - Richard C Shelby, (Rep-D-AL (1979-86)/Sen-D-AL, 1987- )
1936 - Joanna Dunham, actress (Possession, House the Dripped Blood)
1936 - Sylvia Robinson, rocker (Mickey & Sylvia-Love is Strange)
1936 - Bernard Lemaire, French Canadian businessman (Cascades)
1937 - Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Clifton, New Jersey, American boxer whose murder convictions were overturned after 19 years in prison
1938 - Eleanor Platt, QC
1938 - Jean Garon, Quebec economist and politician
1938 - Larry Gogan, Irish radio personality
1939 - Anthony Blacker, master-general of Ordnance
1939 - Herbie Cox, rocker (Cleftones)
1939 - Zhanna Dmitriyevna Yerkina, Russian cosmonaut
1940 - Henry Habibe, Arubian poet (Kerensentenchi)
1940 - Murray Sidlin, Baltimore Maryland, conductor (Natl Symph 1973-77)
1941 - Fred J Eckert, (Rep-D-NY, 1985-87)
1941 - Ghena Dimitrova, actress (Nabucco)
1942 - Colin Earl, rocker
1942 - Rin Kaiho, professional Go player
1943 - Andreas Baader, leader of the German organization Red Army Faction (d. 1977)
1944 - Anton Furst, American production designer (d. 1991)
1944 - Masanori Murakami, First Japanese baseball player in major leagues
1945 - Bob Seger, Dearborn Mich, folk singer (Silver Bullet Band-Shake Down)
1945 - Richard Eyers, Los Angeles California, actor (My Friend Irma, Stagecoach West)
1945 - Victoria Bond, composer
1946 - Jim Ramstad, (Rep-R-Minnesota)
1946 - Susan Brown, actress (Gail Baldwin-General Hospital)
1947 - Andy Roberts, cricketer (NZ batsman 1976)
1947 - Ben Masters, Corvalis OR, actor (Vic-Another World, Making Mr Right)
1947 - Dennis Cowan, London, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band)
1947 - Sandra Fisher, painter
1947 - Martha Nussbaum, American philosopher
1947 - Alan Dale, New Zealand actor
1948 - Richard Cox, NYC, actor (Mark-Executive Suite)
1949 - David Cornell Leestma, Muskegon Mich, USN/astronaut (STS 41-G, 28, 45)
1950 - Robbie McIntosh, drummer (Avg White Band-Show your Hand)
1951 - Samuel Doe, President of Liberia (d. 1990)
1952 - Chiaki Naito-Mukai, Tatebayashi Japan, astronaut (STS 65, sk:95)
1952 - Christian Clavier, French actor
1952 - Michael O'Hare, American actor
1953 - Lynn Whitfield, Baton Rouge, actress (Josephine Baker, Equal Justice)
1953 - Tony Blair, British Prime Minister (Labour, 1997-2007 )
1953 - Michelle Courchesne, Quebec politician
1953 - Graeme Souness, Scottish footballer/manager
1954 - Sergei Nikolayevich Tresvyatsky, Russia, cosmonaut
1954 - Dora Bakoyannis, Greek politician
1955 - Donald A Thomas, Cleve Ohio, PhD/Astronaut (STS 65, 70, 83, 94)
1955 - John Hutton, MP
1955 - Tom Bergeron, American game show host
1958 - Lolita Flores, Spanish singer and actress
1959 - Charles Hendry, Cuckfield Sussex, British Conservative Party politician
1959 - Eric D Fingerhut, (Rep-D-Ohio)
1959 - Kate Collins, Boston Mass, actress (Natalie Hunter-All My Children)
1959 - Scott Hood, Seattle Wash, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Montana Open-2nd)
1960 - Bart de Boer, Dutch guitarist (Ivy Green)
1960 - Julianne Phillips, Lake Oswego Oregon, actress (Frankie Reed-Sisters)
1960 - Larry Steinbachek, rock synthesizer (Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy)
1960 - John Flansburgh, American musician
1960 - Phyllis Treigle, American soprano
1961 - Clay O'Brien, Ray Az, actor (Weedy-Cowboys)
Actor George ClooneyActor George Clooney (1961) 1961 - George Clooney, Lexington Kentucky, actor (Dr Douglas Ross-ER, Batman)
1961 - Roma Downey, Derry Ireland, actress (1 Life to Live, Touched by an Angel)
1962 - Neil Foster, cricketer (England right-fast medium)
1962 - Adam Yellin, American record producer
1963 - Alessandra Ferri, British ballerina (American Ballet Theater)
1964 - Dana Hill [Goetz], Van Nuys California, actress (2 of Us, Shoot the Moon)
1964 - Kim Oden, Ala, US Olympic volleyball player (NCAA Play of Decade-80s)
1964 - Mike Grob, Billings Montana, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Manitoba-3rd)
1964 - Mike McGruder, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1965 - Bob Bassen, Calgary, NHL center (Dallas Stars)
1965 - Ken Harvey, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
1965 - Norman Whiteside, British soccer player
1965 - Paul Frase, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
1965 - Tim Simpson, Atlanta GA, Nike golfer (1985 Southern Open)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 117 of 117

2000 - Leonard Lopes-Salzedo, British composer
2002 - Otis Blackwell, American pianist, singer and songwriter (b. 1932)
2002 - Pim Fortuyn, Dutch politician (b. 1948)
2003 - Art Houtteman, baseball player (b. 1927)
2004 - Philip Kapleau, American Zen teacher (b. 1912)
2004 - Barney Kessel, American jazz guitarist (b. 1923)
2006 - Lillian Asplund, last American RMS Titanic survivor (b. 1906)
2006 - Shigeru Kayano, Japanese Ainu activist (b. 1926)
2006 - Grant McLennan, co-founder of Australian band The Go-Betweens (b. 1958)
2006 - Lorne Saxberg, Canadian television journalist (b. 1958)
2007 - Enéas Carneiro, Brazilian politician (b. 1938)
2007 - Curtis Harrington, American film director (b. 1926)
2007 - Đorđe Novković, Croatian songwriter (b. 1943)
2009 - Kevin Grubb, former NASCAR driver (b. 1978)
2010 - Robin Roberts, American baseball player (b. 1926)
2012 - George Lindsey, American actor, dies at 83
2013 - Giulio Andreotti, Italian Prime Minister, dies at 94

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