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Birthdates which occurred on March 27:

1416 Antonio Squarcialupi composer
1554 Everhardus van Bronchorst Dutch lawyer
1665 Benjamin Neukirch German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau)
1702 Johann Ernst Eberlin composer
1710 Joseph Marie Clement dall' Abaco composer
1746 Augustin Ullinger composer
1746 Carlo Bonaparte Corsican attorney/father of emperor Napoleon
1757 Richard John Samuel Stevens composer
1760 Ishmail Spicer composer
1760 MJ Auguste Vestrius French ballet dancers
1765 Franz Xaver von Baader German philosopher/theologist
1772 Giovanni Liverati composer
1780 August L Crelle German inventor/mathematician (1st Prussian Railway)
1785 Louis XVII pretender to the throne during the French Revolution (1793-95)
1797 Alfred V Comte de Vigny French musketeer/writer (Moďse, Chatterton)
1809 Georges Eugene Haussmann Paris France, architect
1810 A Glabbrenner writer
1813 Nathaniel Currier lithographer (Currier & Ives)
1816 George Elvey composer
1818 Jakob Axel Josephson composer
1823 Samuel Kosciusko Zook Brevet Major General (Union volunteers)
1844 Adolphus Washington Greely US, Arctic explorer, US Army General Greely was a Medal of Honor recipient, decorated by Great Britain and France to acknowledge his numerous contributions to telecommunications; General Greely was an outstanding soldier/communicator to whom Greely Hall, Fort Huachuca, Arizona was rededicated in a bicentennial year observance on 21 June 1976; His nineteen year service as Chief Signal Officer (1887-1906) represents the longest continuous period an incumbent has occupied
1845 Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Germany, discovered X-rays (Nobel 1901)
1847 Otto Wallach Germany, chemist (Nobel 1910)
1851 Paul-Marie-Theodore-Vincent d'Indy Paris France, composer (Symphonie Cévenole)
1851 Ruperto Chapi y Lorente composer
1851 Vincent d'Indy Paris France, dandy composer (Symphonie Cévenole)
1854 Edgar Tinel Flemish composer (Le Chant Grégorien)
1857 Karl Pearson London England, mathematician
1858 Peter Christian Lutkin composer
1859 George Giffen cricketer (one of Australia's greatest all-rounders)
1863 Sir Henry Royce automobile founder (Rolls-Royce)
1867 Edyth Walker US singer
1868 Patty Smith Hill author/songwriter (Happy Birthday To You)
1871 Heinrich Mann Germany, novelist/essayist (Blue Angel); brother of Thomas
1871 Petrus J M Aalberse Dutch minister of Labor (1918-25)
1879 Edward Steichen pioneered American photography
1883 Jan Kunc composer
1886 Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe German/US architect (Bauhaus)
1889 Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoglu Turkish writer/diplomat
1891 Lajos Zilahy Hungarian/US author (Ararát/Süd a nap)
1892 Ferde (Ferdinand Rudolf von) Grofé New York NY, composer
1892 Thorne Smith author (Topper, Rain in the Doorway, Stray Lamb)
1893 Dragoljub "Draza" Mihailovic Yugoslavian General/Nazi collaborator
1893 Karl Mannheim Hung/German/British sociologist (Ideology & Utopia)
1893 William Harrigan New York NY, actor (Affair of Three Nations, Cabaret)
1897 Carlo Mierendorff German politician/anti-fascist
1897 Douglas Rayner Hartree mathematician
1899 Gloria Swanson Chicago IL, actress (Sadie Thomson, Queen Kelly)
19-- Brian Tarantina New York NY, actor (Uncle Buck, Lucky-One Life to Live)
19-- Michael Palance Long Island NY, actor (Dan-One Life to Live, Robert-Ryan's Hope)
1901 Albert Henneberg composer
1901 Erich Ollenhauer German politician (SPD)
1901 Sato Eisaku (Liberal) Japanese Prime Minister (1964-72) (Nobel 1974)
1902 Mary Armour artist
1903 Walt Kiesling NFL guard/coach (Hall of Fame)
1905 László Kalmár Edde Hungary, mathematician/promoted the development of computer science in Hungary
1907 Mary Treen St Louis MO, actress (Emily-Willy)
1908 Jacques [Izaäk] den Haan Dutch writer (Dangerous Book)
1909 Ben[jamin F] Webster US tenor saxophonist
1909 Golo Mann [Gottfried], German/US historian (Antisemitism)
1910 Rudi Ball Germany, Jewish ice hockey star (Olympics-bronze-1932)
1912 James Callaghan (L) British Prime Minister (1976-79)
1912 Reuel Lahmer composer
1912 Robert Watson Hughes composer
1913 Godfrey Turner composer
1914 Budd Schulberg New York NY, novelist (On the Waterfront)
1914 Richard Denning Poughkeepsie NY, actor (Steve-Karen, Hawaii Five-0)
1914 Snooky Lanson Memphis TN, singer (Your Hit Parade, 5 Star Jubilee)
1915 Richard Sharp civil servant
1917 Cyrus R Vance US Secretary of State (1977-80)
1917 Harry West Unionist party leader (Unionist)
1919 Julian Amery conservative minister
1919 Simon van Collem Dutch journalist/TV host (Amsterdamned)
1920 Richard Hayman bandleader/conductor/pianist (Theme of 3 Penny Opera)
1921 Tom Bevill (Representative-Democrat-AL, 1967- )
1922 Margaret Stacey sociologist
1923 Louis Simpson Jamaican/US poet (Good News of Death)
1923 Shusaku Endo writer
1923 Victor Hochhauser British impresario (Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra)
1924 Harold Nicholas US actor (Tap, 5 Heartbeats, Stormy Weather)
1924 Sarah L Vaughan Newark NJ, jazz scat singer (Broken Hearted Melody)
1925 Lord Plumb MEP
1925 Robert P Cohan artistic director/choreographer (Contemporary Dance Trust)
1926 Louis Blom-Cooper QC press arbiter
1927 Anthony Lewis newspaper columnist (New York Times)/author (Gideon's Trumpet)
1927 Cecil Bödker writer
1927 Lord Fanshawe of Richmond MP
1927 Mstislav Leopold Rostropovich Baku USSR, cellist/conductor/teacher (Moscow Conservatory)
1928 Douglas Applegate (Representative-Democrat-OH, 1977- )
1930 Bob den Uyl Dutch journalist/writer (Bird Watching)
1930 David Janssen [Meyer] Naponee NE, actor (Fugitive, Harry O)
1930 Richard Hayman Cambridge MA, orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show)
1931 Burt Collins trumpeter
1931 R P Bauman CEO (British Aerospace)
1931 Yoriaki Matsudaira composer
1932 Junior Parker blues musician (Driving Wheel, Outside Man)
1932 Wes Covington baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies)
1933 DRG Andrews CEO (Land Rover-Leyland)
1933 Frank Taylor Chief Constable (Durham)
1933 J Geoffrey Parker high master (Manchester Grammar School)
1934 Arthur Mitchell choreographer (Dance Theater of Harlem)
1934 David Hancock secretary (British Department of Education & Science)
1935 Earl of Suffolk & Berkshire
1935 Julian Glover London England, actor (QED, Heat & Dust, Mandela)
1936 Jerry Lacy Sioux City IA, actor (Play it Again Sam, Reverend Trask-Dark Shadows)
1936 Malcolm Goldstein composer
1937 Johnny "Clyde" Copeland US blues guitarist/singer (Lion's Den)
1938 A J Bellingham president (Royal College of Pathologists)
1938 Jock Slater Admiral
1938 P Daubeny CEO (Electricity Association)
1939 Jay C Kim (Representative-Republican-CA)
1939 Judy Carne comedienne (Laugh-In, Love on a Rooftop)
1939 Lord Lyell
1939 Ruth Ashton general secretary (Royal College of Midwives)
1940 Austin Pendleton Warren OH, actor (Short Circuit, Simon, Hello Again)
1940 Cale Yarborough auto racer (Won Daytona 500 4 times-1968, 77, 83, 84)
1940 June Wilkinson Eastbourne England, actress (Absolutely Glamorous, Pajama Tops)
1941 Charles Pashayan Jr (Representative-Republican-CA, 1979- )
1941 Liese Prokop Austria, pentathlete (Olympics-silver-1968)
1942 Michael York Fulmer Buckinghamshire England, actor (Cabaret, Logan's Run, 3 Musketeers)
1942 Raymond J McGrath (Representative-Republican-NY, 1981- )
1943 M Robert Carr (Representative-Democrat-MI, 1975-81, 83- )
1945 Briton Selby NHLer
1946 Bill Sudakis baseball player
1946 Carl Weintraub actor (Harry-Executive Suite)
1947 Daphne Todd president (Royal Society of Portrait Painters)
1947 Dough Wilkerson football
1947 Tom Sullivan Boston MA, blind actor (If You Could See What I Hear)
1949 Patrick Deuchar CEO (Albert Hall)
1950 Maria Ewing opera singer
1950 Tony Banks East Heathly Sussex England, rock keyboardist (Genesis-Invisible Touch, Misunderstanding)
1950 Vic Harris baseball
1951 Bobby Lalonde NHLer (Boston Bruins)
1952 Chick Vennera Herkimer NY, actor (High Risk, Milagro Beanfield War)
1952 Maria Schneider Paris France, actress (Last Tango in Paris, Crime of Honor)
1952 Rocky Maffit rocker (Champaign)
1953 Annemarie Moser-Pröll Austria, downhill skier (Olympics-gold-1980)
1953 Pamela Roylance Seattle WA, actress (Sarah-Little House on Prairie)
1955 Kim Brassey racehorse trainer
1955 Patrick McCabe novelist
1956 Brian Kelly CFL wide receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
1956 Thomas Wassberg Sweden, 15K/50K cross country skier (Olympics-gold-1980)
1957 Billy MacKenzie rock vocalist (The Associates-Affectionate Punch)
1957 Duncan Goodhew England, 100 meter breast stroke swimmer (Olympics-Gold-1980)
1957 Nicholas Hawkins MP
1958 Bart Connor gymnast/sportscaster (Olympics-gold-1984)
1958 Michael O'Leary St Paul MN, actor (Guiding Light, Fatal Games)
1958 Shaun Cassidy rocker/actor (Hardy Boys, Texas Guns)
1958 Susan Molinari (Representative-Republican-NY)
1960 Clare Lucy Madeleine Evans historian
1960 Jennifer Grey actress (Dirty Dancing); Joel Grey's daughter
1960 Steve Jarvin Australian soling yachter (Olympics-96)
1961 Ellery Hanley rugby league player
1963 Dave Koz saxophonist
1963 Ed Pinckney NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
1963 Quentin Tarantino director/screenwriter (Pulp Fiction)
1963 Randall Cunningham NFL QB (Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings)
1963 Todd Graves Laurel MS, skeet (Olympics-1992, 96)
1963 Xuxa [Maria da Graca Meneghel] Brazil, actress (Xuxa Park)
1964 Clark Datchler vocalist (Johnny Hates Jazz-Shattered Dreams)
1966 Kate Donahoo Las Vegas NV, US judoka (Olympics-92)
1967 Jaime Navarro Bayamon PR, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
1967 Talisa Soto [Miriam], Brooklyn NY, actress (License to Kill)
1967 Tom Hammonds NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets)
1968 Irina Belova Russian pentathlete (world record 1992)
1969 Tom Beer NFL running back (Detroit Lions)
1970 Anthony Prior NFL cornerback/safety (New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings)
1970 Corey Page actor (Richard Wilkins-Loving/City)
1970 Ed Philion NFL nose tackle (Buffalo Bills)
1970 Mariah Carey New York NY, singer (Vision of Love, Love Takes Time, Hero)
1972 Kirby Dar Dar wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
1973 Serge Tremblay La Malbaie Québec Canada, weightlifter (Olympics-96)
1974 Rosanna Gimenez Miss Paraguay-Universe (1997)
1975 B J Gallis CFL linebacker (British Columbia Lions)
1975 Gregory DuBois hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
1976 Danny Fortson NBA forward (Denver Nuggets)
1976 Roberta Alma Anastase Miss Romania-Universe (1996)
1977 Tom van der Leegte Dutch soccer player (PSV)
1984 Emily Ann Lloyd actress (Sarah Kramer-Something So Right)
1984 J P Steur actor (Grace Under Fire)
1986 Melissa Stern aka "Baby M" aka Sara Whitehead, surrogate baby, awarded to her dad William Stern
1988 Kerri Ann Darling actress (Alli Fowler-Another World)

Deaths which occurred on March 27:

0922 Al-Hallaj al-Mughith-al-Hsayn Mansur Persian mystic, beheaded at 64
0965 Arnulf I the Elder/the Great, count of Flanders (918-65), dies
1211 Sancho I King of Portugal (1185-1211), dies at 56
1378 Gregory XI [Pierre R the Beaufort], last French Pope (1370-78), dies
1472 Janus Pannonius Hungarian poet/translator, dies at 37
1482 Maria duchess of Burgundy/countess of Holland, dies at 25
1625 James I Stuart king of Scotland (1567)/England (1603-25), dies at 58
1668 Clemens Thieme composer, dies at 36
1679 Abraham Mignon Dutch still life painter, dies at 38
1701 Anne Hilarion de Cotentin count of Tourville/French Admiral, dies at 58
1714 Anton Ulrich German duke of Brunswick/poet, dies at 80
1757 Johann Wenzel Anton Stamitz composer, dies at 39
1761 Johann Ludwig Steiner composer, dies at 72
1769 Josef Antonin Gurecky composer, dies at 60
1770 Giovanni B Tiepolo Italian painter (Banquet of Cleopatra), dies at 73
1809 Joseph M Vien French (court)painter/etcher, dies at 92
1826 Jakob Haibel composer, dies at 63
1850 Wilhelm Bear German banker/astronomer (Moon Map), dies at 53
1875 Edgar Quinet French writer/historian (Ahasvérus), dies at 72
1878 Dobri Voynikov composer, dies at 44
1878 George Gilbert Scott architect, dies
1889 Moritz Furstenau composer, dies at 64
1894 Verney L Cameron English explorer (Tanganyika), dies at 49
1898 Sajjid Ahmad Chan co founder (Pakistan), dies at 80
1900 Pieter J Joubert [Smart Piet] South African General, dies at 69
1910 Alexander E Agassiz US businessman/biologist/geologist, dies at 74
1910 David Duffle Wood composer, dies at 72
1920 Johan G Danser Dutch poet (Meetings), dies at 26
1922 Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov composer, dies at 63
1924 Walter Parratt composer, dies at 83
1925 Carl G Neumann German mathematician/physicist, dies at 92
1928 Leslie Stuart composer, dies at 64
1929 ... Shatunovsky mathematician, dies
1931 Arnold Bennett novelist, dies
1933 Lionel Palairet cricketer (49 runs in 2 Tests for England 1902), dies
1938 Louis William Stern German/US philosopher/psychologist, dies at 66
1939 Constance Lindsay Skinner author (Rivers of America), dies at 57
1943 Grigori Yakovlevich Bakhchivangi test pilot (BI-1), killed in crash
1945 Jřrgen Nielsen Danish writer (romance), dies at 42
1946 Gabriela Preissová writer, dies
1947 Charles Smith cricketer (batted for South Africa in 1902-03), dies
1948 Karel Candael Flemish composer, dies at 64
1953 Narciso Garay composer, dies at 76
1956 Frans Beelaerts van Blokland minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 84
1959 Grant Withers actor (Oklahoma Annie), suicide with sleeping pills at 54
1960 Ian Whyte composer, dies at 58
1961 Jack Kane orchestra leader (Steve & Eydie, Andy Williams Show), dies at 37
1966 Mien Labberton Dutch poet, dies at 82
1967 Gerardus H de Vet the Bold, bishop of Breda (1962-67), dies at 49
1968 Yuri Gagarin 1st man to orbit Earth, & Seryogin, dies in plane crash at 34
1972 Maurits C Escher Dutch lithograph carver (Praedestinatie), dies at 73
1973 Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov composer, dies at 72
1975 Arthur Bliss English composer/conductor (Checkmate), dies at 83
1975 Gertrude Niesen actress (Start Cheering), dies at 63
1977 Diana Hyland actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough), dies at 41
1977 Eve Meyer [Turner] Playboy Playmate/actress (Immoral Mr Teas), dies in a plane crash at 46
1977 Lodewijk de Vocht composer, dies at 89
1978 Wilfred Pickles actor (Billy Liar, Gay Dog), dies at 73
1979 Ronald Adam actor (Phantom Shot), dies at 82
1982 Joris Noë Flemish literary, dies at 68
1983 James Hayter actor (Pickwick Papers, Trio, Great Game), dies at 75
1983 Janis Ivanovs composer, dies at 76
1986 Cass Canfield US publisher, dies at 88
1987 Lloyd Goodrich American Arts Museum director, dies at 90
1988 Jan van den Weghe Flemish writer, dies at about 67
1989 May Allison actress (Youth for Salem Men of Steel), dies
1991 Aldo Ray western actor (Battle Cry), dies of cancer at 64
1991 Elinor Remick Warren composer, dies at 91
1991 Leueen McGrath actress (Edward My Son, Saint's Vacation), dies at 77
1991 Ralph Bates British actor (Persecution, Graveyard), dies at 50
1992 Anita Colby US model/actress/author (Pepsi Coke), dies at 77
1992 Easley Blackwood expert bridge player, dies at 89
1992 Gerry Duggan dies at 82
1992 James E Webb head of NASA (1961-68), dies at 84
1992 Martin Engelman Dutch cartoonist/painter/graphic artist, dies
1993 Carlos Gimenez director (Theater Festival of Caracas), dies at 47
1993 Clifford Jordan tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 61
1993 Kate Reid British actress (Lil-Dallas), dies of cancer at 62
1993 Katherine Hynes De Groot dies of stroke at 88
1993 Wilhelmus M J Russell Dutch MP (KVP, CDA), dies at 74
1994 Dennis Hartas flier, dies at 69
1995 Albert Drach writer, dies
1995 Bernard Cornfeld Romanian/US financier (Fund of Funds), dies at 67
1995 Chet Gierlach music publisher/composer, dies at 75
1995 Rene Allio film Director, dies at 70


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1513 Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León sights Florida
1599 Robert Devereux becomes Lieutenant-General of Ireland
1625 Charles I, King Of England, Scotland & Ireland, ascends to throne
1668 English King Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company
1708 English pretender to the throne James III flees to Dunkerk
1709 Dike at Hardinxveld breaks (Alblasserwaard flooded)
1713 Spain losses Menorca & Gibraltar
1721 France & Spain sign Treaty of Madrid
1758 Battle at Emmerich: British army floats around France the Rhine
1790 The shoelace invented
1794 Congress authorizes the President "to provide a naval armament" (US Navy)
1802 Treaty of Amiens-French Revolutionary War ends
1808 Joseph Haydns oratorio "Die Schöpfung" premieres in Vienna
1814 Battle at Horseshoe Bend: General Andrew Jackson beats Creek-Indians
1836 1st Mormon temple dedicated (Kirtland OH)
1841 1st US steam fire engine tested, New York NY
1848 John Parker Paynard originates medicated adhesive plaster
1849 Joseph Couch patents steam-powered percussion rock drill
1855 Abraham Gesner patents kerosene
1860 M L Byrn patents "covered gimlet screw with a 'T' handle" (corkscrew)
1861 Black demonstrators in Charleston staged ride-ins on street cars
1863 President Davis calls for this to be a day of fasting & prayer
1865 Siege of Spanish Fort AL: captured by Federals
1866 Andrew Rankin patents the urinal
1866 President Johnson vetoes civil rights bill; it later becomes 14th Amendment
1871 1st international rugby game-Scotland 1, England 0
1879 Longest championship fight (136 rounds)
1884 1st long-distance telephone call, Boston-New York
1912 1st Japanese cherry blossom trees planted in Washington DC
1914 1st successful blood transfusion (in Brussels)
1917 Seattle Metropolitans, 1st US team to win Stanley Cup beat Canadiens
1920 Film stars Mary Pickford & Douglas Fairbanks wed
1920 Hermann Müller becomes German chancellor (SPD)
1924 Canada recognizes USSR
1924 New French government of Poincaré begins
1928 KGB-AM in San Diego CA begins radio transmissions
1928 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Maribel Vinson
1928 US Men's Figure Skating Championship won by Roger Turner
1930 1st US radio broadcast from a ship at sea
1931 Charlie Chaplin receives France's distinguished Legion of Honor
1931 John McGraw says night baseball will not catch on
1932 De Bataven soccer team forms in Gendt
1933 Farm Credit Administration (US) authorized
1933 Japan leaves League of Nations
1933 Polythene discovered by Reginald Gibson & Eric William Fawcett
1936 WOS-AM in Jefferson City MO goes off the air
1937 Feyenoord-stadium official opens in Rotterdam
1939 1st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: University of Oregon beats Ohio State 46-33
1940 Himmler orders building of Auschwitz concentration camp, at Katowice
1941 Britain leases defense bases in Trinidad to US for 99 years
1941 Hitler signs Directive 27 (assault on Yugoslavia)
1941 Yugoslavian coup gets rid of pro-German Prince Paul
1942 Allies raid German submarine base in St Nazaire
1942 Japan forces Java to use "Tokyo time" 1˝ hour forward
1942 Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title (New York NY)
1943 Assassination attempt on Van de Peat at Amsterdams census bureau
1943 Blue Ribbon Town (with Groucho Marx) 1st heard on CBS Radio
1943 US begins assault on Fondouk-pass, Tunisia
1944 1,000 Jews leave Drancy France for Auschwitz Concentration Camp
1944 2,000 Jews are murdered in Kaunas Lithuania
1944 40 Jewish policemen in Riga Latvia ghetto are shot by the gestapo
1944 Children's Aktion-Nazis collect all the Jewish children of Lovno
1945 7th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Oklahoma State beats NYU 49-44
1945 British premier Churchill sails to eastern banks of Rhine
1945 DePaul beats Bowling Green for NIT title
1945 Ella Fitzgerald & Delta Rhythm Boys record "It's Only a Paper Moon"
1945 General Eisenhower declares German defenses on Western Front broken
1945 Iwo Jima occupied, after 22,000 Japanese & 6,000 US killed
1945 US 20th Army corps captures Wiesbaden
1950 Jazz pianist, Erroll Garner's solo concert (Cleveland OH)
1950 Netherlands recognizes People's Republic of China
1950 WHAS TV channel 11 in Louisville KY (CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 13th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Kansas 68-58
1951 Frank Sinatra recorded "I'm a Fool to Want You"
1952 Failed assassination attempt of German Chancellor Adenauer
1952 Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records
1953 21 die in a train crash in Conneaut OH
1955 9th Tony Awards: Desperate Hours & Pajama Game win
1955 Steve McQueen makes his network TV debut (Goodyear Playhouse)
1955 WPRI TV channel 12 in Providence RI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 French commandos land in Algeria
1956 US seizes US communist newspaper "Daily Worker"
1957 29th Academy Awards: "Around World in 80 Days", Yul Brynner & Ingrid Bergman win
1958 CBS Labs announce new stereophonic records
1958 Havana Hilton opens
1958 Nikita Khrushchev becomes Soviet premier & 1st Secretary of Communist Party
1960 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Royal Crown Golf Open
1961 Belgian government of Eyskens resigns
1961 Failed assassination attempt on King Saif al-Islam Achmad of Yemen
1962 Ann Jellicoe's "Knack" premieres in London
1962 Archbishop Rummel ends race segregation in New Orlean Catholic school
1962 Jacques Plante ties record winning 6th NHL Vezina trophy
1964 Earthquake strikes Anchorage AK, 9.2 on Richter scale, 131 die from earthquake and resulting tsunami; this is the most violent eathquake in US history
1964 Great Train Robbers sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars
1964 UN troops arrive on Cyprus
1966 Anti Vietnam war demonstrations in US, Europe & Australia
1966 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Louise Suggs Delray Beach Golf Invitational
1968 Japanese Trade & Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in San Francisco
1968 Suharto succeeds Sukarno as President of Indonesia
1969 Black Academy of Arts & Letters forms in Boston
1969 Launch of Mariner 7, flies 2,190 miles above southern Mars
1970 Ringo releases his 1st solo album "Sentimental Journey"
1970 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1971 33rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Villanova 68-62; this is UCLA's 5th consecutive NCAA basketball title
1972 Adolph Rupp retires after 42 years of coaching University of Kentucky
1972 Venera 8 launched to Venus
1973 45th Academy Awards: "Godfather", Marlon Brando & Liza Minnelli win Marlon Brando turns down Oscar for best actor in support of Indians
1973 Dennis Amiss out for 99 vs Pakistan, 3rd 99 in Test Cricket
1973 Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) stopped for speeding & LSD possession
1976 Delta States beat Immaculata, 69-64, for AIWA basketball title
1976 Washington DC underground Metro opens
1977 583 die in aviation's worst disaster KLM-Pan Am 747 crash, Tenerife
1977 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic
1978 40th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Duke 94-88
1978 Bob Fosse's "Dancin'" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1,774 performances
1978 Rutles "All You Need is Cash" is shown on British TV
1979 Supreme Court rules, 8-1, cops can't randomly stop cars
1980 "Happy New Year" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 17 performances
1980 "Reggae" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 21 performances
1980 Elevator in Vaal Reef South Africa gold mine crash 1900 meter down (23 die)
1980 Mount St Helens becomes active after 123 years
1981 John Lennon's "Watching the Wheels" is released in UK
1982 "Best Little Whorehouse..." closes at 46th St NYC after 1577 performances
1982 Imran takes 14-116 for cricket match vs Sri Lanka at Lahore
1982 Randy Holt sets Washington Capital record of 34 penalty minutes
1983 13th Easter Seal Telethon
1983 Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1983 Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" premieres in NYC
1984 Andrew Lloyd Webber/Richard Stilgoe's "Starlight Express" premieres
1985 Billy Dee Williams receives a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
1986 Disney-MGM Studio Tour ground breaking
1987 President Habré's troops reconquer Faya Largeau Chad
1988 Ok-Hee Ku wins Standard Register Turquoise Classic Golf Tournament
1988 World Ice Dance Championship in Budapest won by Bestemianova & Bukin (USSR)
1988 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Budapest won by E Valova & O Vasiliev (USSR)
1988 World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Budapest won by Katarina Witt (German Democratic Republic)
1988 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Budapest won by Brian Boitano (USA)
1988 Wrestlemania IV at Trump Plaza, "Macho Man" Savage pins Ted Dibiase
1989 1st half-black soap opera, "Generations" premieres on NBC-TV
1989 Delhi beat Bengal by innings & 210 to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
1990 Bus accidentally touches high voltage wire in Karagpur India; 21 die
1990 New South Wales beat Queensland by 345 runs to win Sheffield Shield Final
1991 NCAA bans University of Minnesota football team from postseason play in 1992
1991 New Kids on the Block's Donnie Wahlberg arrested on arson charges in Kentucky
1991 Scotty Bowman & Neil Armstrong elected to NHL Hall of Fame
1992 Bruce Springsteen releases "Human Touch" & "Lucky Town"
1994 23rd Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Donna Andrews
1994 Church in Piedmont AL collapses in tornado, 19 killed
1994 Radio personality Rush Limbaugh weds wife #3, Marta Fitzgerald
1994 World Ice Dance Championship in Chiba Japan won by Gritschuk & Platov (Russia)
1994 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Shishkova/Vadim Naumov (Russia)
1994 World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Yuka Sato (Japan)
1994 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Elvis Stojko (Canada)
1995 67th Academy Awards: "Forest Gump", Tom Hanks & Jessica Lange win
1996 "State Fair" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 118 performances
1997 "Young Man From Atlanta" opens at Longacre NYC for 85 performances
1997 39 cult memebers in California commit mass suicide (Hale-Bopp)
1997 Martin Luther King's son meets with James Earl Ray
1998 Soul Train Awards
2134 32nd recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet


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

Burma : Resistance Day
Alaska : Seward Day (1867) - - - - - ( Monday )
US Virgin Island : Transfer Day (1917) - - - - - ( Monday )

Religious Observances

old Roman Catholic : Commemoration of St John Damascene, confessor/dr (now 12/4)
Anglican : Feast of Charles H Brent, Bp of Philippines, & of Western New York

Religious History

1536 Swiss Protestants in Strassbourg and Constance signed the First Helvetic Confession. It became the first major document setting forth the common faith of the Swiss Protestant churches.
1840 Scottish clergyman Robert Murray McCheyne wrote in a letter: 'No person can be a child of God without living in secret prayer; and no community of Christians can be in a lively condition without unity in prayer.'
1921 The first Southern Baptist church to be constituted in the state of Arizona was organized in Phoenix formed principally of churchmen who protested the doctrinal views held by leaders of the Northern Baptist Convention.
1946 Members of Baptist congregations in Anchorage, Juneau and Fairbanks met at Anchorage to form the Alaska Southern Baptist Convention.
1962 In Louisiana, Archbishop Joseph Francis Rummel ordered all Roman Catholic schools in the New Orleans diocese to end segregation.

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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