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Birthdates which occurred on your SELECTED date of November 01:

1500 Benvenuto Cellini sculptor/goldsmith/writer (Perseus)
1607 Georg Philipp Harsdorfer Nurenberg Germany, poet (Poetischer Trichter)
1762 Spencer Perceval (Tory), British PM (1809-12)
1782 Viscount Goderich (Tory), British PM (1827-28)
1798 Sir Benjamin Lee Baronet Guinness, Irish brewer/Dublin mayor
1815 Crawford Williamson Long surgeon/pioneer (use of ether)
1853 Jose Santos Zelaya (L), ruler of Nicaragua (1893-1910)
1859 Charles Brantley Aycock (Gov-NC)
1871 Stephen Crane US, novelist/poet (Red Badge of Courage)
1878 Carlos Saavedra Lamas Argentina, jurist (Nobel Peace Prize 1936)
1880 Grantland Rice sportswriter (NY Herald Tribune 1914-30, Colliers 1925-37)
1880 Sholem Asch Poland, Yiddish novelist/playwright (Three Cities)
1886 Hermann Broch Austria, novelist (Sleepwalkers, Bewitchment)
1889 Philip John Noel-Baker statesman, disarmament advocate (Nobel '59)
1890 James Barton NJ, Broadway actor (Tobacco Road, Iceman Cometh)
1892 Alexander Alekhine Russia, world chess champion (1927-46)
1896 Edmund Blunden English poet/critic (Undertones of War)
19-- Anna Stuart actress (Dana-Another World)
19-- Belita Moreno actress (Lydia Markham-Perfect Strangers)
19-- Helene Udy actress (As the World Turns)
19-- Lauren-Marie Taylor actress (Stacey-Loving)
19-- Mary Linda Rapeleye actress (As the World Turns)
1902 Eugen Jochum Babenhausen Bavaria, German conductor (Hamburg Orchestra)
1902 Nordahl Grieg Norwegian poet, dramatist, novelist (The Defeat)
1915 Michael Denison York England, actor (Importance of Being Earnest)
1919 John Secondari Rome Italy, newscaster (Open Hearing)
1920 James J Kilpatrick Oklahoma City OK, columnist (60 Minutes)
1922 Jeff Richards Portland Oregon, actor (Don't Go Near the Water)
1922 George S Irving Springfield MA, singer/actor (Dumplings)
1924 Victoria de los Angeles Spain, soprano (Mimi-La Boheme)
1929 Betsy Palmer E Chicago IN, actress (Mr Roberts, Friday the 13th)
1935 Gary Player South Africa, PGA golfer (US 1965, British 1959,68,74)
1937 Bill Anderson country singer (Still, From This Pen)
1939 Barbara Bosson Belle Vernon PA, actress (Fay-Hill St Blues, Hooperman)
1941 Robert Foxworth Houston TX, actor (Chase-Falcon Crest, Frankenstein)
1942 Larry Flynt magazine publisher (Hustler)
1942 Marcia Wallace Creston Iowa, actress (Carol-Bob Newhart Show)
1944 Keith Emerson England (Emerson, Lake & Palmer-Brain Salad Surgery)
1949 Jeannie Berlin Los Angeles CA, actress (Heartbreak Kid, Portnoy's Complaint)
1953 Jackie Zeman actress (Bobbie Spencer-General Hospital)
1953 Michael Zaslow actor (One Life to Live, Guiding Light)
1953 N Jan Davis Cocoa Beach Florida, PhD/astronaut (sk:STS-47)
1954 Ruben Guerrero Mexico, relay swimmer (Olympic-1968)
1958 Rachel Ticotin NYC, actress (Grace-For Love & Honor)
1959 Eddie MacDonald rocker (The Alarm-Knocking on Heaven's Door)
1960 Elizabeth Dennehy actress (Guiding Light)
1960 Fernando Valenzuela pitcher (Los Angeles Dodgers)
1960 Lyle Lovett country singer (Desert Rose Band, Give Back My Heart)
1961 Mags Furuholmen Norway, rocker (Aha-Take on Me)
1963 Rick Allen rocker (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages)
1964 Joe Leste San Diego Cal, rock vocalist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)

Deaths which occurred on November 01:

1927 Florence Mills dancer/singer, dies at 32 in NYC
1947 Man O' War dies
1956 Lajos Asztalos International Chess Master (1950), dies at 67
1959 Gershon Agron mayor of Jerusalem, dies at 66
1961 Joan McCracken actress (Claudie The Story of a Marriage), dies at 38
1963 Elsa Maxwell writer (Jack Paar Show), dies at 80
1963 Ngo Dinh Diem, South Vietnamese PM, assassinated in a military coup
1967 Benita Hume actress (Vicky-Thew Halls of Ivy), dies at 61
1975 Doro Merande actress (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 77
1982 James Broderick actor (Doug-Family), dies of cancer at 55
1982 King Vidor director, dies at 88 of a heart ailment
1984 Norman Krasna writer/director, dies of a heart attack at 74
1985 Phil Silvers comedic actor (Sgt Bilko), dies at 73 in his sleep
1986 Paul Frees animation voice (Bullwinkle), dies at 66
1987 Rene Levesque Quebec premier (1976-85), dies at 65
1994 Noah Beery Jr in California, actor (Rockford Files, Quest, Doc Elliot), dies at 81


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On this day...

79 Pompei buried by Mt Vesuvius
1210 King John of England begins imprisoning Jews
1512 Michelangelo's paintings on ceiling of Sistine Chapel, 1st exhibited
1604 William Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello" 1st presented
1611 Shakespeare's romantic comedy "The Tempest" 1st presented
1623 Fire at Plymouth, Massachusetts destroys several buildings
1755 Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000
1765 Stamp Act went into effect in the British colonies
1776 Mission San Juan Capistrano founded in California
1784 Maryland grants citizenship to Lafayette & his descendants
1787 1st free school in NYC (African Free School) opens
1800 1st President to live in the white house (John Adams)
1834 1st published reference to poker (as Mississippi riverboat game)
1848 1st US women's medical school opens (Boston)
1861 Gen George B McClellan made general in chief of Union armies
1863 Fortifications built on Angel Island (San Francisco Bay) by troops
1870 US Weather Bureau begins operations (24 locations)
1894 Vaccine for diphtheria announced by Dr Roux of Paris
1910 1st issue of "The Crisis" published by editor W E B Du Bois
1913 Notre Dame upsets Army 35-13, 1st to use forward pass effectively
1918 97 die in NYC subway's worst accident
1922 Ottoman Empire abolished
1924 1st US NHL franchise, Boston Bruins founded
1924 Forest Peters of Montana State U hits 17 of 22 attempted field goals
1928 1st celebration of Author's Day
1928 Graf Zeppelin sets airship distance record of 6384 km
1929 Lundy, part of the British Isles, issue their own stamps
1932 Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program
1936 Mussolini describes alliance between Italy & Germany as an "axis"
1936 Rodeo Cowboy's Association founded
1938 Seabiscuit beats War Admiral in a match race at Pimlico
1939 1st animal conceived by artificial insemination (rabbit) displayed
1939 1st jet plane, Heinkel He 178, demonstrated to German Air Ministry
1940 1st US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pa
1942 John H Johnson publishes 1st issue of Negro Digest
1943 Dim-out ban lifted in San Francisco Bay area
1945 1st issue of Ebony magazine published by John H Johnson
1946 Charles S Johnson becomes 1st black President of Fisk University
1946 NY Knicks 1st basketball game beat Toronto Huskies 68-66
1946 West German state of Niedersachsen formed
1947 1st Aloha Week Parade held in Hawaii
1947 UN trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, NZ & UK
1950 1st negro player in NBA, (Celtic's Charles Cooper) Fort Wayne IN
1950 Puerto Rican nationalists try to kill President Truman at the Blair House
1951 1st atomic explosion witnessed by troops, NM
1951 Jet magazine founded by John H Johnson
1952 1st hydrogen device exploded at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific
1952 Fusion occurred for the 1st time on Earth
1954 Algeria begins rebellion against French rule
1954 India takes over administration of 4 French Indian settlements
1955 Time bomb aboard United DC-6 kills 44 above Longmont Colorado
1956 Delhi becomes a territory of the Indian union
1956 Indian state of Madhya Pradesh formed
1956 Indian states of Punjab, Patiala & PEPSU merge as Punjab protection
1956 Nagy government of Hungary withdraws from Warsaw Pact
1959 1st NHL goalie to wear a hockey mask (Jacques Plante)
1959 WOV-AM in New York City changes call letters to WADO
1960 Benelux treaty goes into effect
1962 Greece enters the European Common Market
1962 USSR launches Mars 1; radio contact lost before arrival at Mars
1963 Revolt against the Diem regime in South Vietnam
1964 George Blanda of Houston throws NFL-record 37 passes in 68 attempts
1964 Kansas City Chief Len Dawson passes for 6 touchdowns vs Denver (49-39)
1965 1st concert at Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco
1965 Trackless trolley plunged into Nile River drowning 74 (Cairo Egypt)
1966 Indian Haryana state created from Punjab; Chandigarh terr created
1966 NFL awards New Orleans its 16th franchise (All Saints Day)
1966 William Dana in X-15 reaches 93 km
1968 US pro soccer 14 teams merged into 1 all star team
1969 Beatles' "Abbey Road," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 11 weeks
1970 1st regular season Giants-Jets game, Giants win 22-10 at Shea
1970 Discotheque in Grenoble France burns, all exits padlocked & 142 die
1971 Eisenhower dollar put into circulation
1972 Germain Gagnon scores 1st Islander hat trick
1974 Fire kills 189 in less than 25 min (Sao Paulo Brazil)
1976 Gilbert Is (Kiribati) obtains internal self-gov't from Britain
1977 Islander Goran Hogosta's only shut-out Flames 9-0-Trottier 4 goals
1979 Federal government made $1.5 billion loan to Chrysler
1979 Tanker Burmah Agate off Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 10.7 m gallons of oil, in US's worst oil spill disaster
1981 1st Class Mail raised from 18 to 20
1981 3rd meeting of Giants-Jets, Jets up 2-1 with 26-7 win
1981 Antigua & Barbuda gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1982 Andrew "Dice" Clay & George Wendt appear in "Trick or Treatment"
1984 Despite Mike Bossy 4 goals Islanders lose 5-6 to Canadians making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-77-3-4
1985 Nostalgia Television begins on cable
1987 22,000 run in NYC Marathon (won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya 2h11m1s)
1987 New Orleans Saints shutout Atlanta Falcons 38-0
1987 NY Jets retire Don Maynards #13
1988 Actor Jeff Goldblum & actress Geena Davis wed in Las Vegas
1988 Staten Island ferry gets 1st pay phones
1989 Scandinavian Airlines System bans smoking on many flights
1990 Last of Margaret Thatcher's original cabinet resigns, Deputy PM Sir Geoffrey Howe
1990 Rhetoric escalates as Bush likens Saddam to Hitler
1990 Sandra Miller awarded $100 for Mike Tyson fondling her breasts
1993 European Union comes into existence


Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Algeria : Revolution Day (1954)
Antigua : State Day (1981)
Celtic : Samhain; beginning of year & most important holiday
San Marino : Commemoration of the Dead
Togo : Memorial Day
US : Author's Day
Vietnam : Revolution Day (1963)
Virgin Islands : Liberty Day - - - - - ( Monday )
Liberia : Thanksgiving Day - - - - - ( Thursday )
Denmark : Esbjerg Cup-World's largest ice skating championship - - - - - ( Saturday )

Religious Observances

Ang, RC, Luth : Solemnity of All Saints' Day (741)

Religious History

0451 The Council of Chalcedon (located in modern Turkey) adjourned. Begun on Oct 8th, its 17 sessions were attended by over 500 bishops __ more than participated in any other ancient Church council.
1512 Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo, 37, unveiled his 5,808_square_foot masterpiece, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. He had been commissioned in 1508 by Pope Julius II to do a work depicting the whole story of the Bible.
1537 German reformer Martin Luther stated during one of his "Table Talks": 'There are many fluent preachers who speak at length but say nothing, who have words without substance.'
1950 Pope Pius XII proclaimed the dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. His Apostolic Constitution "Munificentissimus Deus" taught that, at the end of her earthly life, Jesus' mother was taken, body and soul, into heaven to be united with the risen Christ.
1963 English linguistic scholar J.R.R. Tolkien wrote in a letter: 'In the last resort, faith is an act of will, inspired by love.'

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
Additional information supplied by the author. Contact via E-mail: William D. Blake. (

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