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

Historical Events

Events 101 - 168 of 168

1964 - Dr Kenneth David Kaunda becomes president of Zambia
1964 - Zambia (N Rhodesia) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
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
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
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
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.
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 228

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
1975 - Corey Dillon, HB (Cincinnati Bengals)

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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