This Day in History for 24th October (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 171 of 171

1964 - Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla scores 166 on Cricket debut v Australia
1964 - Test Cricket debut of Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan & Khalid Ibadulla v Aust
1965 - Benjamin Britten's "Voices for Today" premieres
1965 - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament
1968 - Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful busted for pot, released on £50 bail
1968 - The People's Democracy (PD) stage a protest demonstration at Stormont Parliament buildings, Belfast, Northern Ireland
1969 - Hanif, Mushtaq & Sadiq Mohammad start their only Test Cricket together
1970 - Nancy Walker creates Ida Morgenstein role on Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970 - Salvador Allende Gossens elected president of Chile
1971 - Harry Drake sets longest arrow flight by a footbow (1 mile 268 yds)
1971 - Texas Stadium opens-Cowboys beat Patriots 44-21
1971 - President of Sinn Féin Ruairi O'Brady, then (SF), address a SF Ard Fheis in Dublin, claiming that the North of Ireland must be made ungovernable as first step in achieving a united Ireland
1971 - A member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) is shot dead by undercover Royal Ulster Constabulary officers during a bomb attack in Belfast
1972 - 2 Catholic men are found dead at a farm at Aughinahinch, near Newtownbbutler, County Fermanagh - British soldiers carry out the killings
1973 - Heavy fog causes 65 car collision killing 9 on NJ Turnpike
1973 - John Lennon sues US government to admit FBI is tapping his phone
1973 - Yom Kippur War ends, Israel 65 miles from Cairo, 26 from Damascus
1974 - Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Texas Rangers)
1975 - Turkish diplomat shot dead in Paris
1976 - 1st Jewish film & TV festival
1976 - 6th NYC Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:39:11
1976 - 7th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:10:10
1976 - Hua Guofeng succeeds Mao as China's party leader
1976 - Sadiq & Mushtaq Mohammad score tons in same Test Cricket innings v NZ
1978 - Keith Richards convicted of heroin possession in Toronto
1978 - NHL Toronto Maple Leafs set own team record of 28 pts vs NY Islanders
1979 - Billy Martin punches a marshmallow salesman, puts job in jeopardy
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartneyMusician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney 1979 - Guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc
1980 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 - Iraqi troops occupies Khorramshar
1980 - John Lennon releases "(Just Like) Starting Over" in UK
1980 - Polish government legalizes independent labor union Solidarity
1981 - Pablo Picasso's 1937 painting Guernica goes on display in Madrid Spain to celebrate the centenary of the artist's birth
1982 - "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." opens at St James Theater NYC for 9 perfs
1982 - 12th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:14
1982 - 13th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29
Tennis Player Steffi GrafTennis Player Steffi Graf 1982 - Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match
1984 - 11 members of Colombo crime family arrested
1984 - Intelsat 5 re-enters Earth's atmosphere 5 months after it failed
1986 - Dodgers' Bill Russell, 38, announces his retirement
1986 - Great Britain drops diplomatic relations with Syria
1987 - Bork's supreme court nomination rejected by senate
1987 - NBC technicians accept pact, end 118 day strike
1988 - NY Islander's & NHL high scorer, Mike Bossy retires
1988 - Traveling Wilburys Volume One is released
1988 - Typhoon Ruby sinks Philippine ferry; hundreds drown
1989 - After a weeks delay due to earthquake, World Series game 3 is played
NHL Right Winger Mike BossyNHL Right Winger Mike Bossy 1989 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1989 - Rev Jim Bakker is sentenced to 50 years for fraud
1990 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1991 - "Dancing at Lughnasa" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 421 perfs
1991 - Larry Ryckman purchases CFL Calgary Stampeders
1992 - Toronto Blue Jays beat Atl Braves, 4 games to 2, in 88th World Series
1993 - "Wonderful Tennessee" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 9 performances
1994 - Bomb attack on opposition in Sri Lanka, 55+ killed
1995 - Total solar eclipse in SW/S Asia (2m09s)
1996 - Hasan Raza makes Test Cricket debut for Pakistan age 14 yrs 238 days
1996 - Last game at Atlanta County Fulton Stadium. Yanks win record 8th straight road post season win (with no loses)
1997 - Marv Albert sentenced in assault case
1998 - Launch of Deep Space 1 comet/asteroid mission
2002 - Police arrest spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, ending the Beltway sniper attacks in the area around Washington, DC.
2003 - Concorde makes its last commercial flight.
2004 - 10 people, including 4 family members of Rick Hendrick, are killed in a plane crash near Martinsville Speedway. The plane was owned by NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports.
2006 - Justice Rutherford of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck down the "motive clause", an important part of the Canadian Anti-Terrorism Act.
2008 - "Bloody Friday" saw many of the world's stock exchanges experienced the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10% in most indices.
2008 - Iceland receives a £1.3 billion bailout package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as the first European country to require an emergency loan with the aim of stabilising the collapsed currency and strengthening the tax system as well as the nationalised banks
2009 - First International Day of Climate Action, organized with 350.org, a global campaign to address a claimed global warming crisis.
2012 - Libyan militias capture Bani Walid resulting in 130 civilian deaths
2012 - 3 people are shot dead and two critically wounded after being shot by an unknown gunman in Downey, California
2012 - Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in Jamaica killing 1 person and causing over $50 million in damage
2013 - St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox to tie the MLB 2013 World Series 1-1

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 229

1934 - Margie Masters, LPGA golfer
1936 - Annelien Kappeyne van de Coppello, Dutch politican (VVD)
1936 - Bill Wyman, England, rocker (Rolling Stones-Under My Thumb)
1936 - David Nelson, NYC, actor (Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet)
1936 - Rainer Kunad, composer
1937 - Miguel Angel Coria, composer
1938 - Fred E Finn, SF California, pianist (Mickie Finn's)
1939 - Uri Sharvit, composer
1940 - David Sainsbury, English billionaire/founder (Dutch Soc-Dem)
1940 - F Murray Abraham, Pittsburgh PA, actor (Amadeus, Mad Man)
1941 - Frank AM Aendenboom, Flemish actor (Lion of Flanders)
1941 - William H. Dobelle, American biomedical engineer
1943 - Jose Serrano, (Rep-D-New York)
1944 - Ted Templeman, rocker
1944 - Viktor Prokopenko, Ukranian footballer and coach (d. 2007)
1945 - Anthony Christian, English artist
1945 - Gérald Larose, Quebec labour union executive
1946 - Jerry Edmonton, Canada, rock drummer (Steppenwolf)
1947 - Edgar Broughton, rocker
Actor Kevin KlineActor Kevin Kline (1947) 1947 - Kevin Kline, St Louis, actor (Sophie's Choice, Big Chill)
1948 - Dale "Buffin" Griffin, rock drummer (Mott The Hoople)
1948 - Kweisi Mfume, (Rep-D-Maryland)/CEO (NAACP)
1948 - Paul and Barry Ryan, British composers-singers
1949 - Robert Pickton, Canadian charged with the first degree murder of twenty-six women
1950 - Terry Buffin, rock drummer (British Lions)
1950 - Steven Greenberg, American composer
1950 - Rawly Eastwick, American baseball player
1951 - Todd Crespi, Frankfurt Germany, actor (Magician)
1953 - Billy Thomas, Ft Meyers Fla, singer (McBride & Ride-I Count on You)
1953 - James di Donato, twin who swam the butterfly 406 miles
1953 - Jonathan di Donato, twin who swam the butterfly 406 miles
1954 - Doug Davidson, Glendale CA, actor (Paul Williams-Young & Restless)
1954 - Jaap J Feenstra, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1954 - Perry Lee "Tiny" Tavares, rocker
1954 - Brad Sherman, American politician
1954 - Thomas J. Mulcair, Quebec politician
1954 - Mike Rounds, American politician
1954 - Jozef Ráž, Slovak musician
1955 - Ghulam Parkar, cricketer (Indian batsman v England 1982)
1956 - Dale Maharidge, American author
1957 - Ron Gardenhire, German-born American baseball manager
1957 - John Kassir, American actor and comedian
1958 - Mathilde Santing, Dutch rock singer (Breast & Brow)
1958 - Pam Gietzen, LPGA golfer
1960 - Carolien de Windt, Suriname/Dutch singer (Mai Tai)
1960 - Ian Baker-Finch, Nambour Queensland, PGA golfer (1991 British Open)
1960 - B.D. Wong, American actor
1960 - Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and comedian (d. 1999)
1960 - Joachim "Jo" Winkelhock, German race car driver
1961 - Rafael Belliard, Pueblo Nuevo Dom Rep, infielder (Atlanta Braves)
1961 - Russell Swanson, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer
1961 - Susan Leigh Still, Augusta Ga, lt cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 83, 94)
1961 - Mary Bono, American politician
1961 - Dave Meltzer, American wrestling journalist
1962 - B D Wong, SF CA, actor (Freshman, Mystery Date)
1962 - Jay Novacek, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
1963 - John Hendrie, Scottish footballer
1964 - Griffin O'Neal, actor (April Fools Day, Wraith)
1964 - Patrick Hunter, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals)
1965 - Donald Frank, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
1965 - Vernice Smith, NFL guard (Washington Redskins, St Louis Rams)
1965 - Kyriakos Velopoulos, Greek politician
1966 - F P Santangelo, Livonia MI, outfielder (Montreal Expos)
1966 - Shawn Lee, NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers)
1966 - Roman Abramovich, Russian oil magnate
1967 - Ian Bishop, cricketer (West Indian fast bowler)
1968 - Adrian Dale, cricketer (prolific Glamorgan & England A batsman)
1968 - Francisco Claver, Spain, tennis star
1968 - Ken Ryan, Pawtucket RI, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
1968 - Robert Wilonsky, American journalist
1969 - Arthur Rhodes, Waco Texas, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)
1969 - Kelvin Pritchett, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1969 - Morena Corwin, Seoul, Korea, playmate (Sep, 1992)
1969 - Adela Noriega, Mexican actress
1970 - Alonza Bevan, London, bassist/tabla (Kula Shaker)
1970 - Lamont Hollinquest, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
1970 - Todd Riech, Polson Montana, javelin thrower
1970 - Walter Dunson, NFL running back/kick returner (Arizona Cardinals)
1970 - Rob Leslie-Carter, British Engineer and Project Manager
1971 - Aaron Bailey, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
1971 - Mike Verstegen, NFL guard (NO Saints)
1971 - Dervla Kirwan, Irish actress
1972 - Eric Sutton, CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1972 - Louis Michael Anthony Sassin, Boston, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun)
1972 - Natasha Ann Courter, Davenport Iowa, Miss America-Iowa (1997)
1972 - Pat Williams, defensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
1972 - Ruxandra Dragomir, Pitesti Rom, tennis star (1996 Bournemouth doubles)
1972 - Susan Barnett, Miss Pennsylvania USA (1996)
1972 - T J Cunningham, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks)
1972 - Tom Fletcher, NFL defensive safety (Seattle Seahawks)
1972 - Kim Ji-soo, South Korean actress
1972 - Scott Peterson, American murderer
1972 - Pat Williams, American football player
1973 - Kenny Holmes, defensive end (Tennessee Oilers)
1973 - Levi Leipheimer, American cyclist
1973 - Mike Matthews, American baseball player
1973 - Jackie McNamara, Scottish footballer
1974 - Alexander PGR duke of Ulster, son of English prince Richard
1974 - Nathan Parks, tackle (KC Chiefs)
1974 - Jamal Mayers, Professional Hockey Player

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 119 of 119

2003 - Rosie Nix Adams, Stepdaughter of Johnny Cash (b. 1958)
2003 - Ross Taylor [Robert Murray Taylor], Scottish transplant surgeon who pioneered kidney transplantations in the U.K., dies from cancer of the stomach at 70
2004 - Randy Dorton, American race car crew member (b. 1954)
2004 - Ricky Hendrick, American race car team owner (b. 1980)
2004 - James Cardinal Hickey, American Catholic archbishop (b. 1920)
2005 - José Azcona del Hoyo, President of Honduras (b. 1926)
2005 - Robert Sloman, writer (b. 1926)
Civil Rights Activist Rosa ParksCivil Rights Activist Rosa Parks (2005) 2005 - Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist, dies of natural causes at 92
2005 - Immanuel C.Y. Hsu, scholar of modern Chinese intellectual and diplomatic history (b. 1923)
2005 - Mokarrameh Ghanbari, Iranian painter (b. 1928)
2006 - Enolia McMillan, American civil rights activist (b. 1904)
2006 - William Montgomery Watt, Islamic studies scholar, orientalist and historian (b. 1909)
2007 - Petr Eben, Czech organ composer (b. 1929)
2007 - Alisher Saipov, Kyrgyz journalist
2007 - Ian Middleton, New Zealand novelist (b. 1928)
2008 - Moshe Cotel, American composer and pianist (b. 1943)
2010 - Lamont Johnson, American television director (b. 1922)
2010 - Joseph Stein, American playwright (b. 1912)
2012 - Margaret Osborne DuPont, American tennis player, dies at 94

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