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Football EURO 2008 – Qualifying Phase Março 24, 2007

Filed under: Euro 2008,football,soccer — looking4good @ 11:46 pm

Group A
Kazakhstan 2-1 Serbia
Poland 5-0 Azerbaijan
Portugal 4-0 Belgium

1.Poland 13 points (6 Matches)
2.Finland 11 (5)
3.Portugal 10 (5)
4.Serbia 10 (5)
5.Belgium 7 (6)
6.Kazakhstan 6 (5)
7.Armenia 1 (4)
8.Azerbaijan 1 (5)

Next matches – 28 March 2007
Azerbaijan – Finland
Poland – Armenia
Serbia – Portugal

Group B
Scotland 2-1 Georgia
Faroe Islands 0-2 Ukraine
Lithuania 0-1 France

1 Scotland 12 (5)
2. France 12 (5)
3. Ukraine 9 (4)
4. Italy 7 (4)
5. Lithuania 4 (4)
6. Georgia 3 (5)
7. Faroe Islands 0 (5)

Next Matches – 28 March 2007
Georgia – Faroe Islands
Italy – Scotland
Ukraine – Lithuania

Group C
Moldova 1-1 Malta
Norway 1-2 Bosnia-Herzegovina
Greece 1-4 Turkey

1. Turkey 12 Points (4 Matches)
2. Greece 9 (4)
3. Bosnia-Herzegovina 7 (5)
4. Norway 6 (4)
5. Malta 4 (4)
6. Hungary 3 (4)
7. Moldova 2 (5)

Next Matches – 28 March 2007
Turkey – Norway
Hungary – Moldova
Malta – Greece

Group D
Republic of Ireland 1-0 Wales
Cyprus 1-3 Slovakia
Czech Republic 1-2 Germany

1. Germany 13 (5)
2. Czech Republic 10 (5)
3. Republic of Ireland 10 (6)
4. Slovakia 9 (5)
5. Cyprus 4 (5)
6. Wales 3 (4)
7. San Marino 0 (4)

Next Matches – 28 March 2007
Wales – San Marino
Czech Republic – Cyprus
Republic of Ireland – Slovakia

Group E
Croatia 2-1 F.Y.R. Macedonia
Israel 0-0 England
Estonia 0-2 Russia

1. Croatia 13 (5)
2. Russia 11 (5)
3. England 8 (5)
4. Israel 8 (5)
5. FYR Macedonia 7 (6)
6. Estonia 0 (4)
7. Andorra 0 (4)

Next Mathes – 28 March 2007
Andorra – England
Israel – Estonia

Group F
Liechtenstein 1-4 Northern Ireland
Spain 2-1 Denmark

1. Sweden 12 (4)
2. Northern Ireland 10 (5)
3. Denmark 7 (4)
4. Spain 6 (4)
5. Latvia 3 (3)
6. Iceland 3 (4)
7. Liechtenstein 0 (4)

Next Matches – 28 March 2007
Spain – Iceland
Liechtenstein – Latvia
Northern Ireland – Sweden

Group G
Luxembourg 1-2 Belarus
Albania 0-0 Slovenia
Netherlands 0-0 Romania

1. Netherlands 11 (5)
2. Bulgaria 8 (4)
3. Romania 8 (4)
4. Belarus 7 (5)
5. Slovenia 4 (4)
6. Albania 2 (4)
7. Luxembourg 0 (4)

Next Matches – 28 Mar 2007
Slovenia – Netherlands
Bulgaria – Albania
Romania – Luxembourg

 

Portugal: Foram quatro … podiam ter sido … sete!

Filed under: Futebol,selecção de Portugal — looking4good @ 11:05 pm
Portugal 4 – 0 Bélgica

Festival… contra belgas grandes… só em tamanho

O jogo havia sido antecedido por muita polémica em virtude de declarações do guarda-redes belga à imprensa do seu país sobre «arrumar» Cristiano Ronaldo em dois minutos.

A verdade é que cedo se verificou que a selecção da Bélgica tinha jogadores grandes, mas que não eram grande coisa. A verdade. porém, é que os portugueses sentiram dificuldades na primeira parte em termos de jogo ofensivo, porque os belgas não davam muito espaço e alguma coisa não funcionava bem em Portugal. Os jogadores do meio-campo não avançavam suficientemente para o apoio dos homens da frente e estes perdiam-se no emaranhado de jogadores visitantes.

Ainda assim Portugal poderia ter marcado. Logo aos 4′ boa jogada de Quaresma-Moutinho e o primeiro a rematar ao segundo poste mas ligeiramente ao lado. A maior oportunidade resultou de um excelente passe de Tiago que isolou Quaresma mas este atirou por cima (13′). Ainda Cristiano Ronaldo teve hipóteses atirando cruzado mas ao lado. Portugal terminava a primeira parte sem golos, com 69% de tempo de posse de bola e com Ricardo (g. redes) como asistente.

Na segunda parte a reentrada portuguesa foi demolidora e as oportunidades (e os golos) sucederam-se. Primeiro foi Nuno Gomes a falhar um golo, isolado quiz rematar de primeira e o remate saiu ao lado; mas demorou pouco o golo ansiosamente esperado. Grande jogada colectiva (o que havia faltado na primeira parte). Pela direita Ronaldo-Moutinho e grande passe para o isolado Nuno Gomes a marcar aos 53′.

Passado dois minutos o segundo: pontapé de canto curto de Petit para Quaresma centrar fazendo a bola sobrevoar Stjnen e Ronaldo de cabeça à vontade ao segundo poste a empurrar a bola para o fundo da baliza. Estava o jogo resolvido e agora o guarda-redes belga já não demorava uma eternidade a marcar os pontapés de baliza.

O treinador belga fez entrar um avançado Sterchele e a verdade é que a primeira vez que tocou na bola foi para falhar escandalosamente um golo, já sem Ricardo na baliza, na conclusão da melhor jogada dos visitantes. Um golo poderia assustar os portugueses mas a verdade é que foi uma jogada avulsa sem continuidade.

Portugal dominava completamente e Quaresma de trivela perto da quina da área do lado direito ofensivo fez um grande golo (68′), sendo imediatamente substituido, para a entrada de Nani.

O quarto golo esteve perto por Tiago com grande defesa de Stjnen, também por Nani que rematou contra o corpo do guardião belga, mas Ronaldo desta vez com algumas culpas do guarda-redes veio a consegui-lo.

Ainda faltava mais de um quarto de hora mas agora era tempo de gestão de substituições (Fernando Meira em vez de Petit, Hugo Viana em vez de Ronaldo) e o marcador ficou por aí 4-0.

Vassaras o árbitro grego apitou a tudo no início do jogo por razões de prudência, como se percebe, mostrou amarelos (dois a jogadores belgas na primeira parte e a Cristiano Ronaldo por querer um penalty), mas perdoou um alaranjado a Quaresma. Afinal o jogo decorreu sem casos. Portugal tem sorte com este árbitro porque os 7-1 à Rússia também foi arbitrado por ele.

Para a estatística ficou a primeira vitória oficial da selecção de Portugal à Bélgica e logo por quatro!!

Como o Casaquistão derrotou a Sérbia surpreendentemente por 2-1, Portugal igualou os sérbios com quem jogam na 4ª. feira, mas continuam atrás da Finlandia (a um ponto) e da Polónia (a três), ainda que estes tenham um jogo a mais.

Estádio José Alvalade, em Lisboa

Árbitro: Kyros Vassaras (Grécia)

Portugal: Ricardo; Miguel, Ricardo Carvalho, Jorge Andrade e Paulo Ferreira; João Moutinho e Petit (Fernando Meira, 76m); Tiago; Quaresma (Nani, 69m), Nuno Gomes e Cristiano Ronaldo (Hugo Viana, 78m).

Bélgica: Stijnen; Hoefkens (Sterchele, 65m), Clement, Van Buyten e Van der Hayden; Fellaini e Mudingayi; De Man, Defour e Martens (Chatelle, 56m); Mbo Mpenza (Van Damme, 80m).

Golos: 1-0, Nuno Gomes (53m); 2-0, Cristiano Ronaldo (55m); 3-0, Quaresma (68m); 4-0, Cristiano Ronaldo (75m)

Disciplina: Cartão amarelo para Hoefkens (14m), De Man (37m), Cristiano Ronaldo (44m), Fellaini (56m), Nani, (80m) e Van Damme (88m)

 

On this day in History – Mar. 24

Filed under: efemerides,This Day in History — looking4good @ 1:21 pm
  • 650 BC – Gabriel appears to Daniel, and teaches him to interpret dreams (according to legend).
  • 0809 – Harun al-Rashid dies at the age of 44. Caliph of the Abbasid empire from 786 to 809.
  • 1284 – King Hugh III of Cyprus dies
  • 1361 – Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster dies. English soldier and diplomat
  • 1373 – Tratado de paz de Santarém entre D. Fernando e Henrique II de Castela que põe fim à segunda guerra entre Portugal e Castela no reinado de D. Fernando. O Rei de Portugal é obrigado a abandonar a Aliança com a Inglaterra acordada por meio do tratado de Tagilde assinado em Julho do ano anterior.
  • 1381 – Catherine of Sweden dies. Swedish saint.
  • 1396 – Walter Hilton dies. English mystic
  • 1455 – Pope Nicholas V [Tommaso Parentucelli] dies (b. 1397). The first Renaissance pope
  • 1490 – Georg Agricola was born (d. 1555). German scientist.
  • 1494 – Georg Agricola was born (d. 1555). Scientist (“The Father of Mineralogy”).
  • 1550 – France and England sign Peace of Boulogne .
  • 1563 – Hosokawa Harumoto dies (b. 1514). Japanese military leader.
  • 1575 – Yosef Karo dies (b. 1488). Spanish-born rabbi.
  • 1603 – King James VI of Scotland ascended the Engklish throne as James I following the death of Elizabeth I.
  • 1603 – Queen Elizabeth I of England dies (b. 1533) .
  • 1607 – Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter was born (d. 1667). Dutch admiral.
  • 1630 – José Saenz d’Aguirre was born. Spanish cardinal .
  • 1644 – Cecilia Renata dies. Arch duchess of Austria.
  • 1645 – Battle at Jankov Bohemia: Sweden beat SRC emperor Ferdinand III.
  • 1653 – Samuel Scheidt dies (b. 1587). German composer.
  • 1657 – Arai Hakuseki was born (d. 1725). Japanese Confucianist, poet, politician and writer.
  • 1661 – Florence Newton was arrested for witchcraft in Ireland.
  • 1668 – O casamento de D. Afonso VI com D. Maria Francisca de Sabóia é considerado nulo.
  • 1693 – John Harrison was born (d. 1776). British clockmaker.
  • 1703 – José F de Isla [Francisco de Salazar] was born. Spanish Jesuit, writer.
  • 1725 – Samuel Ashe was born (d. 1813). Governor of North Carolina.
  • 1725 – Thomas Cushing was born (d. 1788). American Continental Congressman.
  • 1731 – An Act to naturalize Hieronimus De Salis Esquire, passed.
  • 1762 – Marcos Portugal was born (d. 1830). Portuguese opera composer.
  • 1765 – American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain passes the Quartering Act that requires the 13 American colonies to house British troops.
  • 1773 – Philip Dormer Stanhope dies (b. 1694). English statesman.
  • 1776 – John Harrison dies (b. 1693). English clockmaker.
  • 1782 – Orest Kiprensky was born (d. 1836). Russian painter.
  • 1792 – Benjamin West became the first American artist to be selected president of the Royal Academy of London.
  • 1794 – In Cracow a revolutionary manifesto was proclaimed. The Lithuanian and Polish nobility under the leadership of Tadas Kasciuska revolted against Russian control.
  • 1796 – John Corry Wilson Daly was born (d. 1878). Canadian politician.
  • 1797 – Antonio Rosmini-Serbati was born (d. 01 Jul 1855). Philosopher: founded Institute of Charity aka the Rosminians.
  • 1809 – Joseph Liouville was born (d. 1882). French mathematician.
  • 1816 – Se constituye el Congreso de Tucumán que declara la independencia argentina el 9 de julio de 1816.
  • 1820 – A. E. Becquerel was born (d. 1891). French physicist.
  • 1820 – Fanny Crosby was born (d. 1915). American hymnist.
  • 1829 – George Francis was born (d. 1904). American businessman.
  • 1830 – Robert Hamerling was born (d. 1889). Austrian poet.
  • 1832 – In Hiram, Ohio a group of men beat tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith, Jr..
  • 1834 – John Wesley Powell was born (d. 1902). American explorer and environmentalist.
  • 1834 – William Morris was born. (d. 03 Oct 1896). English writer and designer.
  • 1835 – Jožef Stefan was born (d. 07 Jan 1893). Slovenian physicist, mathematician and poet
  • 1837 – Canada gives Africans the right to vote.
  • 1844 – Nascimento do místico, político, religioso e benemérito brasileiro, Padre Cícero Romão Batista, em Crato-CE, muito querido e respeitado pelo povo nordestino.
  • 1848 – Honoré Beaugrand was born (d. 1906). American journalist and newspaper publisher (La Patrie)
  • 1850 – Silas Hocking was born (d. 1935). British novelist and preacher.
  • 1855 – Andrew Mellon was born (d. 1937). American financier.
  • 1855 – Olive Schreiner was born (d. 1920). South African writer.
  • 1869 – Antoine-Henri Jomini dies (b. 1779). French general.
  • 1874 – Harry Houdini (Ehrich Weiss) was born in Budapest (d. 1926). Magician who earned an international reputation for his daring feats of extrication from shackles, ropes, and handcuffs and from locked containers such as coffins and prison cells.
  • 1875 – Henry Hallett Dale, fisiólogo inglés, premio Nobel de Medicina en 1936.
  • 1878 – The UK frigate Eurydice sinks, killing 300.
  • 1881 – Joseph Delesse dies (b. 1817). French geologist.
  • 1882 – Robert Koch announces the discovery of the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis (mycobacterium tuberculosis).
  • 1882 – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow dies (b. 1807). Author.
  • 1884 – Peter Debye was born (d. 1966). Dutch chemist, Nobel Prize laureate in 1936.
  • 1886 – Edward Weston was born (d. 1958). American photographer.
  • 1887 – Fatty Arbuckle was born (d. 1933). American actor.
  • 1887 – Ivan Kramskoi dies (b. 1837). Russian painter and art critic.
  • 1888 – Viktor Kingissepp was born (d. 1922). Estonian Bolshevik politician.
  • 1888 – Vsevolod Garshin dies (b. 1855). Russian author.
  • 1889 – Olegário Mariano was born in Recife (d. 28 Nov 1958). Brazilian poet and diplomat.
  • 1889 – Albert Hill was born (d. 1969). British athlete.
  • 1891 – John Knittel was born (d. 1970). Dramatist.
  • 1893 – George Sisler was born (d. 1973). American baseball player.
  • 1893 – Walter Baade was born (d. 25 Jun 1960). German astronomer.
  • 1897 – Wilhelm Reich was born (d. 1957). Austrian-born psychotherapist.
  • 1898 – Robert Allison of Port Carbon, Pennsylvania becomes the first person to buy an American-built automobile when he buys a Winton automobile that was advertised in Scientific American.
  • 1900 – June (Algeria Junius) Clark was born (d. 23 Feb 1963). Musician, trumpet.
  • 1900 – New York City Mayor Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground “Rapid Transit Railroad” that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
  • 1901 – Ub Iwerks was born (d. 1971). Dutch cartoonist.
  • 1902 – Thomas Dewey was born (d. 1971). American politician.
  • 1903 – Adolf Butenandt was born (d. 1995). German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate in 1939.
  • 1905 – Jules Verne dies in Amiens, France. (b.1828). French sci-fi author (Around the World in 80 Days).
  • 1905 – River Plate se afilia a la Asociación Argentina de Fútbol.
  • 1906 – Klavdiya Shulzhenko was born (d. 1984). Soviet singer.
  • 1907 – Paul Sauvé was born (d. 1960). Quebec politician.
  • 1909 – John Millington Synge dies (b. 1871). Irish playwright.
  • 1909 – Clyde Barrow was born (d. 1934). Notorious bank robber.
  • 1910 – Richard Conte was born (d. 1975). American actor.
  • 1911 – In Denmark, penal code reform abolished corporal punishment.
  • 1911 – Joseph Barbera was born. American cartoonist.
  • 1915 – Gorgeous George was born (d. 1963). American professional wrestler.
  • 1915 – Karol Olszewski dies (b. 1846). Polish scientist.
  • 1916 – Donald Hamilton was born. Swedish-American novelist.
  • 1916 – Enrique Granados dies (b. 1867). Spanish composer.
  • 1917 – John Kendrew was born (d. 1997). British molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • 1917 – Constantine Andreou was born. Greek-Brazilian artist
  • 1917 – Nascimento de Krafft Arnold Ehricke (morreu em 11 Dez 1984). Físico alemão-americano foi um dos principais teoristas que criaram os foguetes para viajar no espaço.
  • 1919 – Lawrence Ferlinghetti was born. American author and publisher.
  • 1919 – Robert Heilbroner was born (d. 2005). American economist.
  • 1920 – Gene Nelson was born (d. 1996). American actor.
  • 1921 – Maria Amália Vaz de Carvalho dies. Portuguese writer / Morreu a escritora portuguesa Maria Amália Vaz de Carvalho .
  • 1921 – Vassily Vassilievich Smyslov was born in Moscow. Russian Chess player (World Champion in 1957) .
  • 1921 – Larry McLean dies (b. 1881). Canadian baseball player.
  • 1922 – Onna White was born (d. 2005). Canadian choreographer.
  • 1923 – Kermit Schafer was born (d. 1979). Humorist.
  • 1923 – Murray Hamilton was born (d. 1986). American actor
  • 1923 – Greece becomes a republic.
  • 1924 – Norman Fell was born (d. 1998). American actor.
  • 1926 – Dario Fo was born in Lago Maggiore, Italy. Author, 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature.
  • 1927 – Martin Walser was born. German author.
  • 1928 – Byron Janis was born. American pianist.
  • 1929 – Em Itália, o Partido Fascista venceu as eleições.
  • 1930 – Steve McQueen was born (d. 1980). American actor, director and producer.
  • 1930 – David Dacko was born (d. 2003). First President of the Central African Republic.
  • 1934 – William Smith was born. American actor
  • 1935 – Peter Bichsel was born. Swiss writer .
  • 1936 – David Suzuki was born. Canadian environmentalist.
  • 1937 – Billy Stewart was born (d. 1970). American singer.
  • 1938 – Holger Czukay was born. German musician (Can)
  • 1938 – David Irving was born. British historian
  • 1940 – Bob Mackie was born. Costume designer.
  • 1940 – Muere en Buenos Aires el educador Pablo A. Pizzurno. Es autor de “La educación en la Capital”, “Deficiencias de la educación argentina”, “Ciencias naturales” y del libro de lectura “Pininos” para la enseñanza primaria. Nació en Buenos Aires el 11 de julio de 1865.
  • 1941 – Nascimento de Joseph H. Taylor Jr.- Radioastrônomo e físico americano que, com Russell A. Hulse recebeu o Prêmio Nobel para Física em 1993 pela descoberta em comum do primeiro pulsar binário (1974).
  • 1942 – Muere el doctor Manuel Balado, iniciador de la neurocirugía argentina.
  • 1944 – Ardeatine Massacre : In occupied Rome, the Nazis executed more than 300 civilians in reprisal for an attack by Italian partisans, who the day before killed 32 [33] German soldiers [policemen].
  • 1944 – Tragedy in the Polish village Markowa.
  • 1944 – In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 prisoners begin to break out of Stalag Luft III.
  • 1944 – R. Lee Ermey was born. American actor.
  • 1944 – Vojislav Kostunica was born. Serbian Prime Minister
  • 1944 – Orde Wingat dies (b. 1903). British soldier.
  • 1945 – With the debut of the Billboard magazine pop album chart, American pianist and singer Nat King Cole‘s King Cole Trio became the first record album to appear at No. 1.
  • 1945 – Robert T. Bakker was born. American paleontologist.
  • 1945 – Curtis Hanson was born. American film director.
  • 1946 – Alexander Alekhine dies (b. 1892). Russian Chess champion.
  • 1947 – Meiko Kaji was born. Japanese singer and actress
  • 1947 – Alan Sugar was born. English businessman
  • 1948 – Sigrid Hjerten dies (b. 1885). Swedish modernist painter.
  • 1949 – The 21st Academy Awards. “Hamlet”, produced by Lawrence Olivier, won Best Picture of 1948. Olivier also was pronounced Best Actor for his portrayal of Hamlet. “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” won three Oscars and was the first time a father and son both won Academy Awards on the same night. Walter Huston was awarded an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and his son, John, received honors for Best Director and for Best Screenplay (based on a B. Traven story). Other winners that night: Jane Wyman for Best Actress (film: “Johnny Belinda”); Claire Trevor for Best Supporting Actress (film: “Key Largo”); Jay Livingston and Ray Evans for Best Music/Song (“Buttons and Bows” from the Bob Hope/Jane Russell flick, “The Paleface”).
  • 1949 – Nick Lowe was born. English musician .
  • 1950 – James Rudolph Garfield dies (b. 1865). American plitician
  • 1951 – Tommy Hilfiger was born. American fashion designer.
  • 1951 – Pat Bradley was born. American golfer
  • 1951 – Dougie Thomson was born. British bassist (Supertramp)
  • 1953 – Louie Anderson was born. American comedian.
  • 1953 – Mary of Teck dies. Wife of King George V of the United Kingdom (b. 1867) .
  • 1954 – Irina Ratushinskaya was born in Odessa, Ukraine. Dissident poet (Beyond the Limit) .
  • 1954 – Robert Carradine was born. American actor (Revenge of the NerdsLizzie McGuire).
  • 1954 – Donna Pescow was born. American actress.
  • 1955 – Tennessee Williams, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” opens on Broadway for 694 performances .
  • 1955 – Doug Jarvis was born. Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1957 – Pierre Harvey was born. Quebec cyclist and cross-country skier
  • 1958 – El Duce was born (d. 1997). American drummer/singer The Mentors
  • 1959 – Iraqi leader Abd-al-Karim announced that his country was withdrawing from the Baghdad Pact.
  • 1960 – Nascimento de João Moura (João António Romão de Moura) em Monforte. Cavaleiro Tauromáquico português.
  • 1960 – Kelly LeBrock was born. American actress.
  • 1960 – Barry Horowitz was born. American professional wrestler
  • 1960 – Nena was born. German singer.
  • 1962 – Star Jones Reynolds was born. American television personality.
  • 1962 – Angèle Dubeau was born. Quebec violinist
  • 1962 – Jean Goldkette dies (b.1899). Jazz musician.
  • 1962 – Auguste Piccard dies (b. 28 Jan 1884).Physicist and explorer.
  • 1963 – Pedro de Freitas Branco dies. Portuguese conductor.
  • 1964 – Annabella Sciorra was born. American actress
  • 1965 – NASA spacecraft Ranger 9, equipped to convert its signals into a form suitable for showing on domestic television, brought images of the Moon into ordinary homes before crash-landing.
  • 1965 – The Undertaker was born. American professional wrestler
  • 1965 – Gurmit Singh was born. Singaporean actor
  • 1966 – Tatjana Patitz was born in Hamburg. German model and actress (Rising Sun).
  • 1968 – Alice Guy-Blaché dies. American film director
  • 1969 – Fallecimiento de Renato Cesarini. Mitolológico jugador de Chacarita Juniors, que desarrolló gran parte de su campaña en su Italia natal. Como entrenador hizo escuela en River, creando la famosa “Máquina” junto a Carlos Peucelle.
  • 1969 – Houston was born. American pornographic actress
  • 1970 – Judith Draxler was born. Austrian swimmer
  • 1970 – Lara Flynn Boyle was born. American actress (The Practice) .
  • 1970 – Sharon Corr was born. Irish musician (“The Corrs”) .
  • 1972 – The United Kingdom imposes “Direct Rule” over Northern Ireland.
  • 1972 – Steve Karsay was born. American baseball player
  • 1972 – Cristobal Balenciaga dies. Spanish couturier .
  • 1973 – Kenyan track runner Kip Keino defeats Jim Ryun at the first-ever professional track meet in Los Angeles, sanctioned by the International Track Association.
  • 1973 – Rock band Pink Floyd releases Dark Side of the Moon, which will go on to become one of the most influential and commercially successful albums of all-time. [Note from Nothingandall postmaster : This was the first music record i have ever bought].
  • 1973 – Jacek Bąk was born. Polish footballer
  • 1973 – Steve Corica was born. Australian soccer player
  • 1974 – Alyson Hannigan was born. American actress .
  • 1974 – Chad Butler was born. American drummer (Switchfoot).
  • 1975 – Muhammad Ali TKOs Chuck Wepner in 15 to retain the heavyweight boxing title
  • 1975 – Thomas Johansson was born. Swedish tennis player
  • 1975 – Ivo Andric dies (b. 1892). Croatian writer.
  • 1976 – Bernard Montgomery dies (b. 1887). British Field Marshal.
  • 1976 – Argentina’s military forces depose president Isabel Perón.
  • 1976 – Peyton Manning was born. American football player.
  • 1976 – Aaron Brooks was born. American football player.
  • 1976 – Peyton Manning was born. American football player.
  • 1976 – Aliou Cissé was born. Senegalese footballer.
  • 1976 – Athanasios Kostoulas was born. Greek footballer
  • 1977 – Darren Lockyer was born. Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1977 – Corneille was born. Canadian-Rwandan singer
  • 1977 – César Ramírez was born. Paraguyan football player
  • 1977 – Rodolfo Walsh escribe una carta abierta a la Junta Militar que gobierna a la Argentina; un día después, la dictadura lo asesina.
  • 1979 – Graeme Swann was born. English cricketer
  • 1979 – Periklis Iakovakis was born. Greek athlete
  • 1980 – Tassos Venetis was born. Greek footballer
  • 1980 – Archbishop of El Salvador Óscar Romero (b. 1917) is killed by gunmen while celebrating Mass in San Salvador. Thirty people were killed by bombs and snipers during his funeral six days later.
  • 1981 – Colombia drops diplomatic relations with Cuba.
  • 1982 – Dustin McGowan was born. American baseball player ´
  • 1982 – Nivea was born. American singer
  • 1983 – T.J. Ford was born. American basketball player
  • 1984 – Chris Bosh was born. American basketball player
  • 1984 – Benoît Assou-Ekotto, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1984 – Sam Jaffe dies (b. 1891). American actor.
  • 1985 – Carlos Lopes, atleta português, vence pela terceira vez o Campeonato Mundial de Corta-Mato.
  • 1985 – The Golden Raspberry Awards were presented to parody the Oscar Awards. The movie, “Bolero”, won the big award, for John and Bo (I’m a 10!) Derek; winning honors for worst director and worst actress, respectively.
  • 1985 – Norwich City F.C. won the Milk Cup (English Football League Cup) at Wembley Stadium, beating Sunderland F.C. 1-0.
  • 1985 – Haruka Ayase was born. Japanese actress and model.
  • 1986 – Van Halen releases 5150 (album). This was their first album with Sammy Hagar as lead singer.
  • 1986 – The 58th Academy Awards show was held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. It took three hosts (Alan Alda, Jane Fonda and Robin Williams) to handle the MC duties this time. The Best Picture was “Out of Africa” (Sydney Pollack, producer). It also won Best Director (Sydney Pollack); Best Writing/Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Kurt Luedtke); Best Cinematography (David Watkin); Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Stephen B. Grimes, Josie MacAvin); Best Sound (Chris Jenkins, Gary Alexander, Larry Stensvold, Peter Handford); and Best Music/Original Score (John Barry). Other Oscars went to “Kiss of the Spider Woman” (Best Actor: William Hurt); “The Trip to Bountiful” (Best Actress: Geraldine Page); “Cocoon” (Best Supporting Actor: Don Ameche – his first Oscar) and “Prizzi’s Honor” (Best Supporting Actress: Anjelica Huston). The award for Best Music/Song was given to Lionel Richie for “Say You, Say Me” from “White Nights”.
  • 1986 – Kohei Hirate was born. Japanese racing driver
  • 1987 – 1st Soul Train Music Awards: Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross win .
  • 1988 – Ryan Higgins was born. Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1989 – Em Portugal o governo concede 79 alvarás de rádio, começando o movimento de legalização das rádios locais.
  • 1989 – Exxon Valdez oil spill: In Alaska’s Prince William Sound the Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels (42,000 m³) of oil after running aground.
  • 1990 – Bob Hawke and the Australian Labor Party (ALP) defeat Andrew Peacock and the Liberal Party of Australia in his final election as Prime Minister of Australia.
  • 1990 – Keisha Castle-Hughes was born. New Zealand-born actress .
  • 1990 – Ray Goulding dies (b. 1922). American comedian
  • 1990 – An Wang dies (b. 1920). Chinese-born computer innovator.
  • 1991 – Sir John Kerr dies (b. 1914). 18th Governor General of Australia.
  • 1991 – 11th Golden Raspberry Awards: Ford Fairlane and Ghosts Can’t Do It wins .
  • 1991 – The World Wrestling Federation presents the stars and stripes WrestleMania VII in Los Angeles, California, renacting the Gulf War in a wrestling ring.
  • 1992 – Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) launches into space .
  • 1993 – Ezer Weizman elected President of Israel .
  • 1993 – John Hersey dies (b. 1914). American author.
  • 1994 – Luis Donaldo Colosio dies assassinated. Mexican politician.
  • 1994 – F-16 collides with C-130 Hercules above AFB in North Carolina, 120 die .
  • 1994 – O vírus da Hepatite C foi identificado por um grupo de cientistas japoneses .
  • 1995 – Portugal: O Governo e a Lusoponte assinam um contrato para a construção da nova ponte sobre o Tejo — Ponte Vasco da Gama — entre as localidades de Sacavém e Montijo.
  • 1995 – O filme O Paciente Inglês, de Anthony Minghella, é premiado com nove óscares, incluindo os de melhor filme e melhor realizador
  • 1997 – The Australian parliament overturned the world’s first euthanasia law.
  • 1997 – Harold Melvin dies (b. 1939).American singer (Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes)
  • 1998 – Jonesboro massacre: In Jonesboro, Arkansas, two boys (aged 11 and 13 years) fire upon students at Westside Middle School. Four students and one teacher are killed and 10 injured.
  • 1998 – Tornado sweeps through Dantan in India killing 250 people and injuring 3000 others.
  • 1998 – D. António Ribeiro dies. Portuguese cardinal, 15th Patriarch Cardinal of Lisbon.
  • 1999 – Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia. This marks the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
  • 1999 – In Kenya, at least 31 people were killed when a passenger train derailed. Hundreds were injured.
  • 1999 – In Congo a massacre of 250 people in the Kivu region was reported. The slayings by Rwandan troops appeared to be in retaliation for earlier attacks by Congolese Mai Mai tribesmen.
  • 1999 – Mont Blanc Tunnel Fire: 39 people died when a Belgian transport truck carrying flour and margarine caught fire in Mont Blanc Tunnel.
  • 1999 – Gertrud Scholtz-Klink dies (b. 1902). German Women’s leader during Germany’s Third Reich.
  • 1999 – Birdie Tebbetts dies. Major League Baseball catcher and manager (b. 1912) .
  • 2000 – The S&P 500 reaches an all-time high of 1527.46.
  • 2001 – Apple Computer releases Mac OS X version 10.0.
  • 2002 – Film stars Denzel Washington and Halle Berry became the second and third African Americans to win Academy Awards for performances in leading roles.
  • 2002 – Thieves stole five 17th century paintings from the Frans Hals Museum in the Dutch city of Haarlem. The paintings were worth about $2.6 million. The paintings were works by Jan Steen, Cornelis Bega, Adriaan van Ostade and Cornelis Dusart.
  • 2002 – César Milstein dies (b. 1927). Argentine scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
  • 2003 – Saddam Hussein appeared on Iraqi TV telling his nation that “victory is soon.”
  • 2003 – The Arab League votes 21-1 in favor of a resolution demanding the immediate and unconditional removal of US and British soldiers from Iraq.
  • 2003 – Hans Hermann Groër dies (b. 1919). Roman Catholic Archbishop of Vienna (1986 – 1995) .
  • 2005 – Lord’s Memorial of Jehovah’s Witnesses – meeting for celebrating Jesus’ death after sunset.
  • 2005 – American Release of Sony PlayStation Portable .
  • 2006 – Long-term protests in Belarus are broken by police.
  • 2006 – Pope Benedict XVI adds 15 men to the College of Cardinals, in the first consistory of his Pontificate.
  • World Tuberculosis Day / Dia Mundial da Tuberculose.
 

On this day in History – Mar. 24

Filed under: efemerides,This Day in History — looking4good @ 1:21 pm
  • 650 BC – Gabriel appears to Daniel, and teaches him to interpret dreams (according to legend).
  • 0809 – Harun al-Rashid dies at the age of 44. Caliph of the Abbasid empire from 786 to 809.
  • 1284 – King Hugh III of Cyprus dies
  • 1361 – Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster dies. English soldier and diplomat
  • 1373 – Tratado de paz de Santarém entre D. Fernando e Henrique II de Castela que põe fim à segunda guerra entre Portugal e Castela no reinado de D. Fernando. O Rei de Portugal é obrigado a abandonar a Aliança com a Inglaterra acordada por meio do tratado de Tagilde assinado em Julho do ano anterior.
  • 1381 – Catherine of Sweden dies. Swedish saint.
  • 1396 – Walter Hilton dies. English mystic
  • 1455 – Pope Nicholas V [Tommaso Parentucelli] dies (b. 1397). The first Renaissance pope
  • 1490 – Georg Agricola was born (d. 1555). German scientist.
  • 1494 – Georg Agricola was born (d. 1555). Scientist (“The Father of Mineralogy”).
  • 1550 – France and England sign Peace of Boulogne .
  • 1563 – Hosokawa Harumoto dies (b. 1514). Japanese military leader.
  • 1575 – Yosef Karo dies (b. 1488). Spanish-born rabbi.
  • 1603 – King James VI of Scotland ascended the Engklish throne as James I following the death of Elizabeth I.
  • 1603 – Queen Elizabeth I of England dies (b. 1533) .
  • 1607 – Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter was born (d. 1667). Dutch admiral.
  • 1630 – José Saenz d’Aguirre was born. Spanish cardinal .
  • 1644 – Cecilia Renata dies. Arch duchess of Austria.
  • 1645 – Battle at Jankov Bohemia: Sweden beat SRC emperor Ferdinand III.
  • 1653 – Samuel Scheidt dies (b. 1587). German composer.
  • 1657 – Arai Hakuseki was born (d. 1725). Japanese Confucianist, poet, politician and writer.
  • 1661 – Florence Newton was arrested for witchcraft in Ireland.
  • 1668 – O casamento de D. Afonso VI com D. Maria Francisca de Sabóia é considerado nulo.
  • 1693 – John Harrison was born (d. 1776). British clockmaker.
  • 1703 – José F de Isla [Francisco de Salazar] was born. Spanish Jesuit, writer.
  • 1725 – Samuel Ashe was born (d. 1813). Governor of North Carolina.
  • 1725 – Thomas Cushing was born (d. 1788). American Continental Congressman.
  • 1731 – An Act to naturalize Hieronimus De Salis Esquire, passed.
  • 1762 – Marcos Portugal was born (d. 1830). Portuguese opera composer.
  • 1765 – American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain passes the Quartering Act that requires the 13 American colonies to house British troops.
  • 1773 – Philip Dormer Stanhope dies (b. 1694). English statesman.
  • 1776 – John Harrison dies (b. 1693). English clockmaker.
  • 1782 – Orest Kiprensky was born (d. 1836). Russian painter.
  • 1792 – Benjamin West became the first American artist to be selected president of the Royal Academy of London.
  • 1794 – In Cracow a revolutionary manifesto was proclaimed. The Lithuanian and Polish nobility under the leadership of Tadas Kasciuska revolted against Russian control.
  • 1796 – John Corry Wilson Daly was born (d. 1878). Canadian politician.
  • 1797 – Antonio Rosmini-Serbati was born (d. 01 Jul 1855). Philosopher: founded Institute of Charity aka the Rosminians.
  • 1809 – Joseph Liouville was born (d. 1882). French mathematician.
  • 1816 – Se constituye el Congreso de Tucumán que declara la independencia argentina el 9 de julio de 1816.
  • 1820 – A. E. Becquerel was born (d. 1891). French physicist.
  • 1820 – Fanny Crosby was born (d. 1915). American hymnist.
  • 1829 – George Francis was born (d. 1904). American businessman.
  • 1830 – Robert Hamerling was born (d. 1889). Austrian poet.
  • 1832 – In Hiram, Ohio a group of men beat tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith, Jr..
  • 1834 – John Wesley Powell was born (d. 1902). American explorer and environmentalist.
  • 1834 – William Morris was born. (d. 03 Oct 1896). English writer and designer.
  • 1835 – Jožef Stefan was born (d. 07 Jan 1893). Slovenian physicist, mathematician and poet
  • 1837 – Canada gives Africans the right to vote.
  • 1844 – Nascimento do místico, político, religioso e benemérito brasileiro, Padre Cícero Romão Batista, em Crato-CE, muito querido e respeitado pelo povo nordestino.
  • 1848 – Honoré Beaugrand was born (d. 1906). American journalist and newspaper publisher (La Patrie)
  • 1850 – Silas Hocking was born (d. 1935). British novelist and preacher.
  • 1855 – Andrew Mellon was born (d. 1937). American financier.
  • 1855 – Olive Schreiner was born (d. 1920). South African writer.
  • 1869 – Antoine-Henri Jomini dies (b. 1779). French general.
  • 1874 – Harry Houdini (Ehrich Weiss) was born in Budapest (d. 1926). Magician who earned an international reputation for his daring feats of extrication from shackles, ropes, and handcuffs and from locked containers such as coffins and prison cells.
  • 1875 – Henry Hallett Dale, fisiólogo inglés, premio Nobel de Medicina en 1936.
  • 1878 – The UK frigate Eurydice sinks, killing 300.
  • 1881 – Joseph Delesse dies (b. 1817). French geologist.
  • 1882 – Robert Koch announces the discovery of the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis (mycobacterium tuberculosis).
  • 1882 – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow dies (b. 1807). Author.
  • 1884 – Peter Debye was born (d. 1966). Dutch chemist, Nobel Prize laureate in 1936.
  • 1886 – Edward Weston was born (d. 1958). American photographer.
  • 1887 – Fatty Arbuckle was born (d. 1933). American actor.
  • 1887 – Ivan Kramskoi dies (b. 1837). Russian painter and art critic.
  • 1888 – Viktor Kingissepp was born (d. 1922). Estonian Bolshevik politician.
  • 1888 – Vsevolod Garshin dies (b. 1855). Russian author.
  • 1889 – Olegário Mariano was born in Recife (d. 28 Nov 1958). Brazilian poet and diplomat.
  • 1889 – Albert Hill was born (d. 1969). British athlete.
  • 1891 – John Knittel was born (d. 1970). Dramatist.
  • 1893 – George Sisler was born (d. 1973). American baseball player.
  • 1893 – Walter Baade was born (d. 25 Jun 1960). German astronomer.
  • 1897 – Wilhelm Reich was born (d. 1957). Austrian-born psychotherapist.
  • 1898 – Robert Allison of Port Carbon, Pennsylvania becomes the first person to buy an American-built automobile when he buys a Winton automobile that was advertised in Scientific American.
  • 1900 – June (Algeria Junius) Clark was born (d. 23 Feb 1963). Musician, trumpet.
  • 1900 – New York City Mayor Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground “Rapid Transit Railroad” that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
  • 1901 – Ub Iwerks was born (d. 1971). Dutch cartoonist.
  • 1902 – Thomas Dewey was born (d. 1971). American politician.
  • 1903 – Adolf Butenandt was born (d. 1995). German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate in 1939.
  • 1905 – Jules Verne dies in Amiens, France. (b.1828). French sci-fi author (Around the World in 80 Days).
  • 1905 – River Plate se afilia a la Asociación Argentina de Fútbol.
  • 1906 – Klavdiya Shulzhenko was born (d. 1984). Soviet singer.
  • 1907 – Paul Sauvé was born (d. 1960). Quebec politician.
  • 1909 – John Millington Synge dies (b. 1871). Irish playwright.
  • 1909 – Clyde Barrow was born (d. 1934). Notorious bank robber.
  • 1910 – Richard Conte was born (d. 1975). American actor.
  • 1911 – In Denmark, penal code reform abolished corporal punishment.
  • 1911 – Joseph Barbera was born. American cartoonist.
  • 1915 – Gorgeous George was born (d. 1963). American professional wrestler.
  • 1915 – Karol Olszewski dies (b. 1846). Polish scientist.
  • 1916 – Donald Hamilton was born. Swedish-American novelist.
  • 1916 – Enrique Granados dies (b. 1867). Spanish composer.
  • 1917 – John Kendrew was born (d. 1997). British molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • 1917 – Constantine Andreou was born. Greek-Brazilian artist
  • 1917 – Nascimento de Krafft Arnold Ehricke (morreu em 11 Dez 1984). Físico alemão-americano foi um dos principais teoristas que criaram os foguetes para viajar no espaço.
  • 1919 – Lawrence Ferlinghetti was born. American author and publisher.
  • 1919 – Robert Heilbroner was born (d. 2005). American economist.
  • 1920 – Gene Nelson was born (d. 1996). American actor.
  • 1921 – Maria Amália Vaz de Carvalho dies. Portuguese writer / Morreu a escritora portuguesa Maria Amália Vaz de Carvalho .
  • 1921 – Vassily Vassilievich Smyslov was born in Moscow. Russian Chess player (World Champion in 1957) .
  • 1921 – Larry McLean dies (b. 1881). Canadian baseball player.
  • 1922 – Onna White was born (d. 2005). Canadian choreographer.
  • 1923 – Kermit Schafer was born (d. 1979). Humorist.
  • 1923 – Murray Hamilton was born (d. 1986). American actor
  • 1923 – Greece becomes a republic.
  • 1924 – Norman Fell was born (d. 1998). American actor.
  • 1926 – Dario Fo was born in Lago Maggiore, Italy. Author, 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature.
  • 1927 – Martin Walser was born. German author.
  • 1928 – Byron Janis was born. American pianist.
  • 1929 – Em Itália, o Partido Fascista venceu as eleições.
  • 1930 – Steve McQueen was born (d. 1980). American actor, director and producer.
  • 1930 – David Dacko was born (d. 2003). First President of the Central African Republic.
  • 1934 – William Smith was born. American actor
  • 1935 – Peter Bichsel was born. Swiss writer .
  • 1936 – David Suzuki was born. Canadian environmentalist.
  • 1937 – Billy Stewart was born (d. 1970). American singer.
  • 1938 – Holger Czukay was born. German musician (Can)
  • 1938 – David Irving was born. British historian
  • 1940 – Bob Mackie was born. Costume designer.
  • 1940 – Muere en Buenos Aires el educador Pablo A. Pizzurno. Es autor de “La educación en la Capital”, “Deficiencias de la educación argentina”, “Ciencias naturales” y del libro de lectura “Pininos” para la enseñanza primaria. Nació en Buenos Aires el 11 de julio de 1865.
  • 1941 – Nascimento de Joseph H. Taylor Jr.- Radioastrônomo e físico americano que, com Russell A. Hulse recebeu o Prêmio Nobel para Física em 1993 pela descoberta em comum do primeiro pulsar binário (1974).
  • 1942 – Muere el doctor Manuel Balado, iniciador de la neurocirugía argentina.
  • 1944 – Ardeatine Massacre : In occupied Rome, the Nazis executed more than 300 civilians in reprisal for an attack by Italian partisans, who the day before killed 32 [33] German soldiers [policemen].
  • 1944 – Tragedy in the Polish village Markowa.
  • 1944 – In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 prisoners begin to break out of Stalag Luft III.
  • 1944 – R. Lee Ermey was born. American actor.
  • 1944 – Vojislav Kostunica was born. Serbian Prime Minister
  • 1944 – Orde Wingat dies (b. 1903). British soldier.
  • 1945 – With the debut of the Billboard magazine pop album chart, American pianist and singer Nat King Cole‘s King Cole Trio became the first record album to appear at No. 1.
  • 1945 – Robert T. Bakker was born. American paleontologist.
  • 1945 – Curtis Hanson was born. American film director.
  • 1946 – Alexander Alekhine dies (b. 1892). Russian Chess champion.
  • 1947 – Meiko Kaji was born. Japanese singer and actress
  • 1947 – Alan Sugar was born. English businessman
  • 1948 – Sigrid Hjerten dies (b. 1885). Swedish modernist painter.
  • 1949 – The 21st Academy Awards. “Hamlet”, produced by Lawrence Olivier, won Best Picture of 1948. Olivier also was pronounced Best Actor for his portrayal of Hamlet. “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” won three Oscars and was the first time a father and son both won Academy Awards on the same night. Walter Huston was awarded an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and his son, John, received honors for Best Director and for Best Screenplay (based on a B. Traven story). Other winners that night: Jane Wyman for Best Actress (film: “Johnny Belinda”); Claire Trevor for Best Supporting Actress (film: “Key Largo”); Jay Livingston and Ray Evans for Best Music/Song (“Buttons and Bows” from the Bob Hope/Jane Russell flick, “The Paleface”).
  • 1949 – Nick Lowe was born. English musician .
  • 1950 – James Rudolph Garfield dies (b. 1865). American plitician
  • 1951 – Tommy Hilfiger was born. American fashion designer.
  • 1951 – Pat Bradley was born. American golfer
  • 1951 – Dougie Thomson was born. British bassist (Supertramp)
  • 1953 – Louie Anderson was born. American comedian.
  • 1953 – Mary of Teck dies. Wife of King George V of the United Kingdom (b. 1867) .
  • 1954 – Irina Ratushinskaya was born in Odessa, Ukraine. Dissident poet (Beyond the Limit) .
  • 1954 – Robert Carradine was born. American actor (Revenge of the NerdsLizzie McGuire).
  • 1954 – Donna Pescow was born. American actress.
  • 1955 – Tennessee Williams, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” opens on Broadway for 694 performances .
  • 1955 – Doug Jarvis was born. Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1957 – Pierre Harvey was born. Quebec cyclist and cross-country skier
  • 1958 – El Duce was born (d. 1997). American drummer/singer The Mentors
  • 1959 – Iraqi leader Abd-al-Karim announced that his country was withdrawing from the Baghdad Pact.
  • 1960 – Nascimento de João Moura (João António Romão de Moura) em Monforte. Cavaleiro Tauromáquico português.
  • 1960 – Kelly LeBrock was born. American actress.
  • 1960 – Barry Horowitz was born. American professional wrestler
  • 1960 – Nena was born. German singer.
  • 1962 – Star Jones Reynolds was born. American television personality.
  • 1962 – Angèle Dubeau was born. Quebec violinist
  • 1962 – Jean Goldkette dies (b.1899). Jazz musician.
  • 1962 – Auguste Piccard dies (b. 28 Jan 1884).Physicist and explorer.
  • 1963 – Pedro de Freitas Branco dies. Portuguese conductor.
  • 1964 – Annabella Sciorra was born. American actress
  • 1965 – NASA spacecraft Ranger 9, equipped to convert its signals into a form suitable for showing on domestic television, brought images of the Moon into ordinary homes before crash-landing.
  • 1965 – The Undertaker was born. American professional wrestler
  • 1965 – Gurmit Singh was born. Singaporean actor
  • 1966 – Tatjana Patitz was born in Hamburg. German model and actress (Rising Sun).
  • 1968 – Alice Guy-Blaché dies. American film director
  • 1969 – Fallecimiento de Renato Cesarini. Mitolológico jugador de Chacarita Juniors, que desarrolló gran parte de su campaña en su Italia natal. Como entrenador hizo escuela en River, creando la famosa “Máquina” junto a Carlos Peucelle.
  • 1969 – Houston was born. American pornographic actress
  • 1970 – Judith Draxler was born. Austrian swimmer
  • 1970 – Lara Flynn Boyle was born. American actress (The Practice) .
  • 1970 – Sharon Corr was born. Irish musician (“The Corrs”) .
  • 1972 – The United Kingdom imposes “Direct Rule” over Northern Ireland.
  • 1972 – Steve Karsay was born. American baseball player
  • 1972 – Cristobal Balenciaga dies. Spanish couturier .
  • 1973 – Kenyan track runner Kip Keino defeats Jim Ryun at the first-ever professional track meet in Los Angeles, sanctioned by the International Track Association.
  • 1973 – Rock band Pink Floyd releases Dark Side of the Moon, which will go on to become one of the most influential and commercially successful albums of all-time. [Note from Nothingandall postmaster : This was the first music record i have ever bought].
  • 1973 – Jacek Bąk was born. Polish footballer
  • 1973 – Steve Corica was born. Australian soccer player
  • 1974 – Alyson Hannigan was born. American actress .
  • 1974 – Chad Butler was born. American drummer (Switchfoot).
  • 1975 – Muhammad Ali TKOs Chuck Wepner in 15 to retain the heavyweight boxing title
  • 1975 – Thomas Johansson was born. Swedish tennis player
  • 1975 – Ivo Andric dies (b. 1892). Croatian writer.
  • 1976 – Bernard Montgomery dies (b. 1887). British Field Marshal.
  • 1976 – Argentina’s military forces depose president Isabel Perón.
  • 1976 – Peyton Manning was born. American football player.
  • 1976 – Aaron Brooks was born. American football player.
  • 1976 – Peyton Manning was born. American football player.
  • 1976 – Aliou Cissé was born. Senegalese footballer.
  • 1976 – Athanasios Kostoulas was born. Greek footballer
  • 1977 – Darren Lockyer was born. Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1977 – Corneille was born. Canadian-Rwandan singer
  • 1977 – César Ramírez was born. Paraguyan football player
  • 1977 – Rodolfo Walsh escribe una carta abierta a la Junta Militar que gobierna a la Argentina; un día después, la dictadura lo asesina.
  • 1979 – Graeme Swann was born. English cricketer
  • 1979 – Periklis Iakovakis was born. Greek athlete
  • 1980 – Tassos Venetis was born. Greek footballer
  • 1980 – Archbishop of El Salvador Óscar Romero (b. 1917) is killed by gunmen while celebrating Mass in San Salvador. Thirty people were killed by bombs and snipers during his funeral six days later.
  • 1981 – Colombia drops diplomatic relations with Cuba.
  • 1982 – Dustin McGowan was born. American baseball player ´
  • 1982 – Nivea was born. American singer
  • 1983 – T.J. Ford was born. American basketball player
  • 1984 – Chris Bosh was born. American basketball player
  • 1984 – Benoît Assou-Ekotto, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1984 – Sam Jaffe dies (b. 1891). American actor.
  • 1985 – Carlos Lopes, atleta português, vence pela terceira vez o Campeonato Mundial de Corta-Mato.
  • 1985 – The Golden Raspberry Awards were presented to parody the Oscar Awards. The movie, “Bolero”, won the big award, for John and Bo (I’m a 10!) Derek; winning honors for worst director and worst actress, respectively.
  • 1985 – Norwich City F.C. won the Milk Cup (English Football League Cup) at Wembley Stadium, beating Sunderland F.C. 1-0.
  • 1985 – Haruka Ayase was born. Japanese actress and model.
  • 1986 – Van Halen releases 5150 (album). This was their first album with Sammy Hagar as lead singer.
  • 1986 – The 58th Academy Awards show was held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. It took three hosts (Alan Alda, Jane Fonda and Robin Williams) to handle the MC duties this time. The Best Picture was “Out of Africa” (Sydney Pollack, producer). It also won Best Director (Sydney Pollack); Best Writing/Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Kurt Luedtke); Best Cinematography (David Watkin); Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Stephen B. Grimes, Josie MacAvin); Best Sound (Chris Jenkins, Gary Alexander, Larry Stensvold, Peter Handford); and Best Music/Original Score (John Barry). Other Oscars went to “Kiss of the Spider Woman” (Best Actor: William Hurt); “The Trip to Bountiful” (Best Actress: Geraldine Page); “Cocoon” (Best Supporting Actor: Don Ameche – his first Oscar) and “Prizzi’s Honor” (Best Supporting Actress: Anjelica Huston). The award for Best Music/Song was given to Lionel Richie for “Say You, Say Me” from “White Nights”.
  • 1986 – Kohei Hirate was born. Japanese racing driver
  • 1987 – 1st Soul Train Music Awards: Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross win .
  • 1988 – Ryan Higgins was born. Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1989 – Em Portugal o governo concede 79 alvarás de rádio, começando o movimento de legalização das rádios locais.
  • 1989 – Exxon Valdez oil spill: In Alaska’s Prince William Sound the Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels (42,000 m³) of oil after running aground.
  • 1990 – Bob Hawke and the Australian Labor Party (ALP) defeat Andrew Peacock and the Liberal Party of Australia in his final election as Prime Minister of Australia.
  • 1990 – Keisha Castle-Hughes was born. New Zealand-born actress .
  • 1990 – Ray Goulding dies (b. 1922). American comedian
  • 1990 – An Wang dies (b. 1920). Chinese-born computer innovator.
  • 1991 – Sir John Kerr dies (b. 1914). 18th Governor General of Australia.
  • 1991 – 11th Golden Raspberry Awards: Ford Fairlane and Ghosts Can’t Do It wins .
  • 1991 – The World Wrestling Federation presents the stars and stripes WrestleMania VII in Los Angeles, California, renacting the Gulf War in a wrestling ring.
  • 1992 – Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) launches into space .
  • 1993 – Ezer Weizman elected President of Israel .
  • 1993 – John Hersey dies (b. 1914). American author.
  • 1994 – Luis Donaldo Colosio dies assassinated. Mexican politician.
  • 1994 – F-16 collides with C-130 Hercules above AFB in North Carolina, 120 die .
  • 1994 – O vírus da Hepatite C foi identificado por um grupo de cientistas japoneses .
  • 1995 – Portugal: O Governo e a Lusoponte assinam um contrato para a construção da nova ponte sobre o Tejo — Ponte Vasco da Gama — entre as localidades de Sacavém e Montijo.
  • 1995 – O filme O Paciente Inglês, de Anthony Minghella, é premiado com nove óscares, incluindo os de melhor filme e melhor realizador
  • 1997 – The Australian parliament overturned the world’s first euthanasia law.
  • 1997 – Harold Melvin dies (b. 1939).American singer (Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes)
  • 1998 – Jonesboro massacre: In Jonesboro, Arkansas, two boys (aged 11 and 13 years) fire upon students at Westside Middle School. Four students and one teacher are killed and 10 injured.
  • 1998 – Tornado sweeps through Dantan in India killing 250 people and injuring 3000 others.
  • 1998 – D. António Ribeiro dies. Portuguese cardinal, 15th Patriarch Cardinal of Lisbon.
  • 1999 – Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia. This marks the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
  • 1999 – In Kenya, at least 31 people were killed when a passenger train derailed. Hundreds were injured.
  • 1999 – In Congo a massacre of 250 people in the Kivu region was reported. The slayings by Rwandan troops appeared to be in retaliation for earlier attacks by Congolese Mai Mai tribesmen.
  • 1999 – Mont Blanc Tunnel Fire: 39 people died when a Belgian transport truck carrying flour and margarine caught fire in Mont Blanc Tunnel.
  • 1999 – Gertrud Scholtz-Klink dies (b. 1902). German Women’s leader during Germany’s Third Reich.
  • 1999 – Birdie Tebbetts dies. Major League Baseball catcher and manager (b. 1912) .
  • 2000 – The S&P 500 reaches an all-time high of 1527.46.
  • 2001 – Apple Computer releases Mac OS X version 10.0.
  • 2002 – Film stars Denzel Washington and Halle Berry became the second and third African Americans to win Academy Awards for performances in leading roles.
  • 2002 – Thieves stole five 17th century paintings from the Frans Hals Museum in the Dutch city of Haarlem. The paintings were worth about $2.6 million. The paintings were works by Jan Steen, Cornelis Bega, Adriaan van Ostade and Cornelis Dusart.
  • 2002 – César Milstein dies (b. 1927). Argentine scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
  • 2003 – Saddam Hussein appeared on Iraqi TV telling his nation that “victory is soon.”
  • 2003 – The Arab League votes 21-1 in favor of a resolution demanding the immediate and unconditional removal of US and British soldiers from Iraq.
  • 2003 – Hans Hermann Groër dies (b. 1919). Roman Catholic Archbishop of Vienna (1986 – 1995) .
  • 2005 – Lord’s Memorial of Jehovah’s Witnesses – meeting for celebrating Jesus’ death after sunset.
  • 2005 – American Release of Sony PlayStation Portable .
  • 2006 – Long-term protests in Belarus are broken by police.
  • 2006 – Pope Benedict XVI adds 15 men to the College of Cardinals, in the first consistory of his Pontificate.
  • World Tuberculosis Day / Dia Mundial da Tuberculose.