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On this day in History – Jul 29 Julho 28, 2008

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On this day in History – Jul 29

Filed under: efemerides,This Day in History — looking4good @ 11:25 pm
0238 – Pupienus and Balbinus die (assassinated). Roman emperors
1014 – Byzantine-Bulgarian Wars: Battle of Kleidion: Byzantine emperor Basil II inflicts a decisive defeat on the Bulgarian army, but his subsequent savage treatment of 15,000 prisoners reportedly causes Tsar Samuil of Bulgaria to die of shock.
1030 – LadejarlFairhair succession wars: Battle of StiklestadKing Olaf II fights and dies trying to regain his Norwegian throne from the Danes.
1030 – Olaf II of Norway dies (b. 995).
1099 – Pope Urban II dies (b. 1042)
1108 – King Philip I of France dies.
1166 – Henry II of Champagne was born (d. 1197)
1507 – Martin Behaim dies (b. 1459). Navigator and geographer.
1565 – Mary Queen of Scots, widowed, marries Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, Duke of Albany at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1567 – James VI is crowned King of Scotland at Stirling.
1588 – Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of GravelinesEnglish naval forces under command of Lord Charles Howard and Sir Francis Drake defeats the Spanish Armada off the coast of Gravelines, France.
1605 – Simon Dach was born (d. 1659). German poet.
1612 – Jacques Bongars dies (b. 1554). French scholar and diplomat.
1644 – Pope Urban VIII dies (b. 1568).
1693 – War of the Grand Alliance: Battle of Landen – France wins a Pyrrhic victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands.
1752 – Peter Warren dies. British admiral.
1763 – Philip Charles Durham was born (d. 1845). Royal Navy Admiral.
1781 – Johann Kies dies (b. 1713). German astronomer and mathematician.
1792 – René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou dies (b. 1714). Chancellor of France.
1793 – John Graves Simcoe decides to build a fort and settlement at Toronto, having sailed into the bay there.
1797 – Daniel Drew was born (d. 1879). American financier.
1801 – George Bradshaw was born (d. 1853). English publisher.
1805 – Alexis de Tocqueville was born (d. 1859). French historian and political scientist.
1813 – Jean-Andoche Junot dies (b. 1771). French general.
1830 – Abdication of Charles X of France.
1833 – William Wilberforce dies (b. 1759). English abolicionist.
1836 – Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
1839 – Gaspard de Prony dies (b. 1755). French mathematician.
1843 – Johannes Schmidt was born (d. 1901). German linguist.
1844 – Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart dies (b. 1791). Austriam composer.
1846 – Princess Isabel was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 14 Nov 1921).
1847 – Cumberland School of Law founded in Lebanon, Tennessee, USA. At the end of 1847 only 15 law schools exist in the United States.
1848 – Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt – In Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.
1849 – Max Nordau was born (d. 1923). Austrian author, philosopher and Zionist leader.
1851 – Annibale de Gasparis discovers asteroid 15 Eunomia.
1856 – Robert Schumann dies (b. 1810). German composer.
1856 – Manuel Patrício de Bastos dies (b. c. 1800). Portuguese composer.
1857 – Thomas Dick dies (b. 1774). Scottish scientific teacher and writer.
1858 – United States and Japan sign the Harris Treaty.
1864 – American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, DC.
1869 – Booth Tarkington was born (d. 1946). American author.
1872 – Eric Alfred Knudsen was born (d. 1957). American folklorist.
1874 – James Shaver Woodsworth was born (d. 1942). Canadian methodist minister, social worker and politician.
1876 – Maria Ouspenskaya was born (d. 1949). Russian-born actress
1878 – Don Marquis was born (d. 1937). American author.
1883 – Benito Mussolini was born (d. 1945). Italian dictator.
1883 – Porfirio Barba-Jacob was born (d. 1942). Colombian poet and writer.
1884 – Ralph A. Bard was born (d. 1975). U.S. Navy Under Secretary.
1885 – Theda Bara was born (d. 1955). American film actress.
1887 – Sigmund Romberg was born (d. 1951). Hungarian-born composer.
1887 – Agostino Depretis dies (b. 1813). Italian statesman.
1890 – Vincent van Gogh dies (b. 1853). Dutch painter.
1892 – William Powell was born (d. 1984). American actor.
1897 – Sir Neil Ritchie was born (d. 1983) . British general.
1898 – Isidor Isaac Rabi was born (d. 1988). American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate.
1899 – The First Hague Convention was signed.
1899 – Walter Beall was born (d. 1959). American baseball player.
1900 – In Italy, King Umberto I of Italy is assassinated by Italian-born anarchist Gaetano Bresci.
1900 – Eyvind Johnson was born (d. 1976). Swedish writer, Nobel Prize Laureate
1900 – Don Redman was born (d. 1964). American musician.
1900 – King Umberto I of Italy dies (b. 1844).
1904 – J. R. D. Tata was born (d.1993). Indian industrialist.
1905 – Clara Bow was born (d. 1965). American actress.
1905 – Dag Hammarskjöld was born (d. 1961). Swedish 2nd UN Secretary-General,.
1905 – Stanley Kunitz was born (d. 2006). American poet.
1905 – Thelma Todd was born (d. 1935). American actress.
1906 – Diana Vreeland was born (d. 1989). French-born fashion editor.
1907 – Sir Robert Baden-Powell sets up the Brownsea Island Scout camp in Poole Harbour on the south coast of England. The camp ran from August 1-9, 1907, and is regarded as the founding of the Scouting movement.
1907 – Melvin Belli was born (d. 1996).American lawyer and actor.
1911 – Foster Furcolo was born (d. 1995). 60th Governor of Massachusetts.
1911 – Iakovos, Archbishop of America was born (d. 2005).
1913 – Erich Priebke was born. Nazi war criminal.
1913 – Tobias Michael Carel Asser dies (b. 1838). Dutch jurist, Nobel Prize Laureate.
1914 – Irwin Corey was born. American stand-up comedian.
1915 – Francis W. Sargent was born (d. 1998). 64th Governor of Massachusetts.
1916 – Budd Boetticher was born (d. 2001). American film director.
1916 – Charlie Christian was born (d. 1942). American jazz guitarist.
1918 – Edwin O’Connor was born (d. 1968). American novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner.
1918 – Ernest William Christmas dies (b. 1863). Australian painter.
1920 – Construction of the Link River Dam begins as part of the Klamath Reclamation Project.
1920 – Neville Jeffress was born (d. 2007). Australian founder of Media Monitors Australia.
1920 – Rodolfo Acosta was born (d. 1974). Mexican character actor.
1921 – Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
1921 – Richard Egan was born (d. 1987). American actor.
1923 – Gordon Mitchell was born (d. 2003). American actor.
1923 – Jim Marshall was born. Founder of Marshall Amplification.
1924 – Lloyd Bochner was born (d. 2005). Canadian actor.
1924 – Elizabeth Short was born (d. 1947). Victim in the Black Dahlia case.
1925 – Mikis Theodorakis was born. Greek composer.
1925 – Ted Lindsay was born. Canadian hockey player.
1926 – Don Carter was born in Miami. American bowler, 6-time Bowler of Year, 1953-54, 57-58, 60-61.
1927 – Harry Mulisch was born. Dutch author.
1929 – Jean Baudrillard was born. French philosopher.
1930 – Paul Taylor was born. American dancer and choreographer.
1932 – Great Depression: In Washington, DC, US troops disperse the last of the “Bonus Army” of World War I veterans.
1932 – Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker was born. U.S. Senator from Kansas.
1933 – Lou Albano was born. American pro wrestling manager.
1933 – Colin Davis was born. British racing driver.
1933 – Robert Fuller was born. American actor.
1934 – Didier Pitre dies (b. 1883). French Canadian ice hockey player.
1935 – Peter Schreier was born. German tenor.
1936 – Elizabeth Dole was born. U.S. Senator from North Carolina.
1936 – Henrique Viana was born. Portuguese actor.
1936 – Roberto DaMatta was born. Brazilian anthropologist and sociologist.
1937 – Tongzhou Incident.
1937 – Daniel McFadden was born. American economist, Nobel Prize Laureate.
1938 – Jean Rochon was born. Quebec politician.
1938 – Peter Jennings was born. Canadian-born television news anchor.
1938 – Nikolai Krylenko dies (b. 1885). Russian/Soviet jurist and politician.
1940 – Amarildo Tavares da Silveira was born. Brazilian footballer.
1941 – David Warner was born. English actor.
1941 – Jennifer Dunn was born (d. 2007). American politician.
1942 – Tony Sirico was born. American actor.
1943 – David Taylor was born. English snooker player.
1945 – The BBC Light Programme radio station was launched for mainstream light entertainment and music.
1946 – Diane Keen was born. English actress.
1946 – Neal Doughty was born. American keyboardist (REO Speedwagon)
1947 – After being shut off on November 9, 1946 for a memory upgrade, ENIAC, the world’s first all-electronic digital computer, is reactivated. It will remain in continuous operation until October 2, 1955.
1947 – Dick Harmon was born (d. 2006). American golf instructor.
1948 – After a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics opened in London, United Kingdom.
1948 – Olympic Games: The Games of the XIV Olympiad – After a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin opened in London.
1950 – Joe Fry dies (b. 1915). British racing driver.
1951 – Dan Driessen was born. American baseball player.
1951 – Hozumi Shigeto dies (b. 1883). Japanese author.
1953 – Ken Burns was born. American television producer and director.
1953 – Geddy Lee was born. Canadian musician (Rush).
1953 – Patti Scialfa was born. American singer, guitarist and songwriter.
1953 – Tim Gunn was born. American television personality.
1954 – The Fellowship of the Ring, the first part of The Lord of the Rings, is published in the UK.
1954 – Coen de Koning dies (b. 1879). Dutch speed skater.
1955 – Dave Stevens was born. American illustrator.
1955 – Jean-Hugues Anglade was born. French actor.
1956 – Teddy Atlas was born. American boxing trainer and commentator.
1956 – Ronnie Musgrove was born. Former Governor of Mississippi.
1957 – The International Atomic Energy Agency is established.
1957 – Nellie Kim was born. Russian gymnast.
1957 – Alessandra Marc was born. American operatic soprano.
1958 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
1959 – First Congressional elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.
1959 – Ruud Janssen was born. Dutch writer and artist.
1959 – Sanjay Dutt was born. Indian actor
1959 – Ruud Janssen was born. Dutch writer and artist
1959 – Dave LaPoint was born. American baseball player
1959 – John Sykes was born. British guitarist (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Tygers of Pan Tang)
1962 – Scott Steiner was born. American professional wrestler
1962 – Vincent Rousseau was born. Belgian athlete.
1963 – Graham Poll was born. English football referee.
1963 – Jim Beglin was born. Irish football commentator.
1963 – Alexandra Paul was born. American actress.
1964 – Vean Gregg dies (b. 1885). American baseball player.
1965 – Vietnam War: The first 4,000 101st Airborne Division paratroopers arrive in Vietnam, landing at Cam Ranh Bay.
1965 – Chang-Rae Lee was born. Korean-born author.
1965 – Dean Haglund was born. Canadian actor.
1965 – Luis Alicea was born. Baseball coach.
1965 – Gail Simone was born. Comic book writer.
1965 – Dean Haglund was born. Canadian actor.
1966 – Musician Bob Dylan crashes his Triumph motorcycle in upstate New York. He goes into seclusion for over a year before reemerging and reinventing himself artistically.
1966 – American magazine Datebook releases issue with the Beatles article from the London Evening Standard four months ago which includes John Lennon‘s “bigger than Jesus” statement, setting off a furor resulting the trashing and burning of Beatles records and merchandise and the banning of Beatles songs on radio
1966 – Patrick Hogan was born. Marathon runner
1966 – Martina McBride was born. American country singer
1966 – Richard Steven Horvitz was born. American comic voiceactor
1967 – Vietnam War: Off the coast of North Vietnam the USS Forrestal catches on fire in the worst U.S. naval disaster since World War II, killing 134.
1967 – At the fourth day of celebrating its 400th anniversary, the city of Caracas, Venezuela was shaken by an earthquake, leaving approximately 500 dead.
1968 – Paavo Lotjonen was born. Finnish Cellist from the band Apocalyptica.
1969 – Adele Stevens was born. English model and erotic actress.
1970 – John Barbirolli dies (b. 1899). English conductor.
1970 – George Szell dies. Hungarian conductor.
1971 – Lisa Ekdahl was born. Swedish singer songwriter.
1971 – Monica Calhoun was born. American actress.
1972 – Wil Wheaton was born. American actor.
1973 – Stephen Dorff was born. American actor.
1973 – Wanya Morris was born. American singer (Boyz II Men).
1973 – Norm Smith dies (b. 1915). Australian rules footballer and coach.
1973 – Roger Williamson dies (b. 1948). English racing driver.
1974 – Josh Radnor was born. American actor.
1974 – Steve-O was born. Musician and actor.
1974 – Cass Elliot dies (b. 1941). American musician.
1974 – Erich Kästner dies (b. 1899). German author.
1975 – Corrado Grabbi was born. Italian footballer.
1975 – James Blish dies (b. 1921). American writer.
1976 – In New York City, the “Son of Sam” pulls a gun from a paper bag, killing one person and seriously wounding another in the first of a series of attacks that terrorized the city for the next year.
1976 – Josh Radnor was born. American actor.
1976 – Mickey Cohen dies (b. 1913). American gangster.
1979 – Abs Breen was born. English singer.
1979 – Karim Essediri was born. Tunisian footballer.
1979 – Ronald Murray was born. American basketball player.
1979 – Bill Todman dies (b. 1916). American game show producer.
1979 – Herbert Marcuse dies (b. 1898). German philosopher.
1980 – Fernando González was born. Chilean tennis player.
1980 – Rachel Miner was born. American actress.
1980 – Ryan Braun was born. Canadian baseball player.
1981 – Lady Diana Spencer marries Charles, Prince of Wales.
1981 – Fernando Alonso was born. Spanish two time formula 1 world champion
1981 – Andrés Madrid was born. Argentine footballer
1981 – Troy Perkins was born. American soccer player
1981 – Robert Moses dies (b. 1888). American urban planner.
1982 – Jônatas Domingos was born. Brazilian footballer
1982 – Janez Aljančič was born. Slovenian footballer.
1982 – Allison Mack was born. American actress.
1982 – Harold Sakata dies (b. 1920). Japanese-American actor.
1982 – Vladimir Zworykin dies (b. 1889). Russian physicist and inventor.
1983 – Alexei Kaigorodov was born. Russian hockey player.
1983 – David Niven dies (b. 1910). English actor.
1983 – Raymond Massey dies (b. 1896). Canadiian actor.
1983 – Luis Buñuel dies (b. 1900). Spanish film director.
1984 – Chad Billingsley was born. American baseball player.
1984 – Fred Waring dies (b. 1900). American band leader and inventor.
1986 – Criação da Associação Portuguesa de Jovens Empresários – ANJE
1990 – Bruno Kreisky dies (b. 1911). Chancellor of Austria.
1990 – Pedro Lopes was born. Portuguese cyclist.
1991 – Miki Ishikawa was born. American actress and singer.

1992 – Michel Larocque dies (b. 1952). French Canadian ice hockey goaltender.

1993 – The Israeli Supreme Court acquits accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk of all charges and he is set free.
1993 – Munro Chambers was born. Canadian actor.
1994 – Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin dies (b. 1910). British chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate
1994 – Megan Kanka dies (b. 1986). Rape victim, basis of Megan’s Law
1994 – Mussum dies (b. 1941). Brazilian musician and humourist.
1995 – Les Elgart dies (b. 1917). American jazz musician and bandleader.
1996 – The controversial child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act (1996) is struck down as too broad by a US federal court.

1996 – Ric Nordman dies (b. 1919). Canadian politician.
1996 – Jason Thirsk dies (b. 1967). American bassist (Pennywise)
1996 – Marcel-Paul Schützenberger dies (b. 1920). French mathematician

1998 – Jorge Pacheco Areco dies. President of Uruguay (1967-1972)
1998 – Uruguay signs the Kyoto Protocol (V. Status of Kyoto Protocol)
1998 – Jerome Robbins dies (b. 1918). American choreographer.
2001 – Edward Gierek dies (b. 1913). Polish politician
2001 – Henryk Jablonski dies. President of Poland
2001 – Wau Holland dies (b. 1951). German hacker.
2003 – Foday Sankoh dies (b. 1937). Sierra Leonean rebel leader
2004 – Rena Vlahopoulou dies (b. 1923). Greek actress and singer.
2004 – U.S. Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts accepts the Democratic nomination for President of the United States at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Massachusetts.
2005 – Astronomers announce their discovery of Eris, a possible tenth planet.
2007 – Mike Reid dies (b. 1940). English comedian and actor.
2007 – Michel Serrault dies (b. 1928). French actor.
2007 – Tom Snyder dies (b. 1936). American television personality.
2007 – Marvin Zindler dies (b. 1921). American television reporter.
Faroe IslandsÓlavsøka: opening of the Løgting session.
National Anthem Day in Romania.
NorwaySt. Olav’s Day – Feast of Saint Olaf (Olaf II of Norway), patron of woodcarvers
Feast of Saint Martha, sister of Lazarus, patron of cooks and dieticians

 

On this day in History – Jul 29

Filed under: efemerides,This Day in History — looking4good @ 11:25 pm
0238 – Pupienus and Balbinus die (assassinated). Roman emperors
1014 – Byzantine-Bulgarian Wars: Battle of Kleidion: Byzantine emperor Basil II inflicts a decisive defeat on the Bulgarian army, but his subsequent savage treatment of 15,000 prisoners reportedly causes Tsar Samuil of Bulgaria to die of shock.
1030 – LadejarlFairhair succession wars: Battle of StiklestadKing Olaf II fights and dies trying to regain his Norwegian throne from the Danes.
1030 – Olaf II of Norway dies (b. 995).
1099 – Pope Urban II dies (b. 1042)
1108 – King Philip I of France dies.
1166 – Henry II of Champagne was born (d. 1197)
1507 – Martin Behaim dies (b. 1459). Navigator and geographer.
1565 – Mary Queen of Scots, widowed, marries Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, Duke of Albany at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1567 – James VI is crowned King of Scotland at Stirling.
1588 – Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of GravelinesEnglish naval forces under command of Lord Charles Howard and Sir Francis Drake defeats the Spanish Armada off the coast of Gravelines, France.
1605 – Simon Dach was born (d. 1659). German poet.
1612 – Jacques Bongars dies (b. 1554). French scholar and diplomat.
1644 – Pope Urban VIII dies (b. 1568).
1693 – War of the Grand Alliance: Battle of Landen – France wins a Pyrrhic victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands.
1752 – Peter Warren dies. British admiral.
1763 – Philip Charles Durham was born (d. 1845). Royal Navy Admiral.
1781 – Johann Kies dies (b. 1713). German astronomer and mathematician.
1792 – René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou dies (b. 1714). Chancellor of France.
1793 – John Graves Simcoe decides to build a fort and settlement at Toronto, having sailed into the bay there.
1797 – Daniel Drew was born (d. 1879). American financier.
1801 – George Bradshaw was born (d. 1853). English publisher.
1805 – Alexis de Tocqueville was born (d. 1859). French historian and political scientist.
1813 – Jean-Andoche Junot dies (b. 1771). French general.
1830 – Abdication of Charles X of France.
1833 – William Wilberforce dies (b. 1759). English abolicionist.
1836 – Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
1839 – Gaspard de Prony dies (b. 1755). French mathematician.
1843 – Johannes Schmidt was born (d. 1901). German linguist.
1844 – Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart dies (b. 1791). Austriam composer.
1846 – Princess Isabel was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 14 Nov 1921).
1847 – Cumberland School of Law founded in Lebanon, Tennessee, USA. At the end of 1847 only 15 law schools exist in the United States.
1848 – Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt – In Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.
1849 – Max Nordau was born (d. 1923). Austrian author, philosopher and Zionist leader.
1851 – Annibale de Gasparis discovers asteroid 15 Eunomia.
1856 – Robert Schumann dies (b. 1810). German composer.
1856 – Manuel Patrício de Bastos dies (b. c. 1800). Portuguese composer.
1857 – Thomas Dick dies (b. 1774). Scottish scientific teacher and writer.
1858 – United States and Japan sign the Harris Treaty.
1864 – American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, DC.
1869 – Booth Tarkington was born (d. 1946). American author.
1872 – Eric Alfred Knudsen was born (d. 1957). American folklorist.
1874 – James Shaver Woodsworth was born (d. 1942). Canadian methodist minister, social worker and politician.
1876 – Maria Ouspenskaya was born (d. 1949). Russian-born actress
1878 – Don Marquis was born (d. 1937). American author.
1883 – Benito Mussolini was born (d. 1945). Italian dictator.
1883 – Porfirio Barba-Jacob was born (d. 1942). Colombian poet and writer.
1884 – Ralph A. Bard was born (d. 1975). U.S. Navy Under Secretary.
1885 – Theda Bara was born (d. 1955). American film actress.
1887 – Sigmund Romberg was born (d. 1951). Hungarian-born composer.
1887 – Agostino Depretis dies (b. 1813). Italian statesman.
1890 – Vincent van Gogh dies (b. 1853). Dutch painter.
1892 – William Powell was born (d. 1984). American actor.
1897 – Sir Neil Ritchie was born (d. 1983) . British general.
1898 – Isidor Isaac Rabi was born (d. 1988). American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate.
1899 – The First Hague Convention was signed.
1899 – Walter Beall was born (d. 1959). American baseball player.
1900 – In Italy, King Umberto I of Italy is assassinated by Italian-born anarchist Gaetano Bresci.
1900 – Eyvind Johnson was born (d. 1976). Swedish writer, Nobel Prize Laureate
1900 – Don Redman was born (d. 1964). American musician.
1900 – King Umberto I of Italy dies (b. 1844).
1904 – J. R. D. Tata was born (d.1993). Indian industrialist.
1905 – Clara Bow was born (d. 1965). American actress.
1905 – Dag Hammarskjöld was born (d. 1961). Swedish 2nd UN Secretary-General,.
1905 – Stanley Kunitz was born (d. 2006). American poet.
1905 – Thelma Todd was born (d. 1935). American actress.
1906 – Diana Vreeland was born (d. 1989). French-born fashion editor.
1907 – Sir Robert Baden-Powell sets up the Brownsea Island Scout camp in Poole Harbour on the south coast of England. The camp ran from August 1-9, 1907, and is regarded as the founding of the Scouting movement.
1907 – Melvin Belli was born (d. 1996).American lawyer and actor.
1911 – Foster Furcolo was born (d. 1995). 60th Governor of Massachusetts.
1911 – Iakovos, Archbishop of America was born (d. 2005).
1913 – Erich Priebke was born. Nazi war criminal.
1913 – Tobias Michael Carel Asser dies (b. 1838). Dutch jurist, Nobel Prize Laureate.
1914 – Irwin Corey was born. American stand-up comedian.
1915 – Francis W. Sargent was born (d. 1998). 64th Governor of Massachusetts.
1916 – Budd Boetticher was born (d. 2001). American film director.
1916 – Charlie Christian was born (d. 1942). American jazz guitarist.
1918 – Edwin O’Connor was born (d. 1968). American novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner.
1918 – Ernest William Christmas dies (b. 1863). Australian painter.
1920 – Construction of the Link River Dam begins as part of the Klamath Reclamation Project.
1920 – Neville Jeffress was born (d. 2007). Australian founder of Media Monitors Australia.
1920 – Rodolfo Acosta was born (d. 1974). Mexican character actor.
1921 – Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
1921 – Richard Egan was born (d. 1987). American actor.
1923 – Gordon Mitchell was born (d. 2003). American actor.
1923 – Jim Marshall was born. Founder of Marshall Amplification.
1924 – Lloyd Bochner was born (d. 2005). Canadian actor.
1924 – Elizabeth Short was born (d. 1947). Victim in the Black Dahlia case.
1925 – Mikis Theodorakis was born. Greek composer.
1925 – Ted Lindsay was born. Canadian hockey player.
1926 – Don Carter was born in Miami. American bowler, 6-time Bowler of Year, 1953-54, 57-58, 60-61.
1927 – Harry Mulisch was born. Dutch author.
1929 – Jean Baudrillard was born. French philosopher.
1930 – Paul Taylor was born. American dancer and choreographer.
1932 – Great Depression: In Washington, DC, US troops disperse the last of the “Bonus Army” of World War I veterans.
1932 – Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker was born. U.S. Senator from Kansas.
1933 – Lou Albano was born. American pro wrestling manager.
1933 – Colin Davis was born. British racing driver.
1933 – Robert Fuller was born. American actor.
1934 – Didier Pitre dies (b. 1883). French Canadian ice hockey player.
1935 – Peter Schreier was born. German tenor.
1936 – Elizabeth Dole was born. U.S. Senator from North Carolina.
1936 – Henrique Viana was born. Portuguese actor.
1936 – Roberto DaMatta was born. Brazilian anthropologist and sociologist.
1937 – Tongzhou Incident.
1937 – Daniel McFadden was born. American economist, Nobel Prize Laureate.
1938 – Jean Rochon was born. Quebec politician.
1938 – Peter Jennings was born. Canadian-born television news anchor.
1938 – Nikolai Krylenko dies (b. 1885). Russian/Soviet jurist and politician.
1940 – Amarildo Tavares da Silveira was born. Brazilian footballer.
1941 – David Warner was born. English actor.
1941 – Jennifer Dunn was born (d. 2007). American politician.
1942 – Tony Sirico was born. American actor.
1943 – David Taylor was born. English snooker player.
1945 – The BBC Light Programme radio station was launched for mainstream light entertainment and music.
1946 – Diane Keen was born. English actress.
1946 – Neal Doughty was born. American keyboardist (REO Speedwagon)
1947 – After being shut off on November 9, 1946 for a memory upgrade, ENIAC, the world’s first all-electronic digital computer, is reactivated. It will remain in continuous operation until October 2, 1955.
1947 – Dick Harmon was born (d. 2006). American golf instructor.
1948 – After a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics opened in London, United Kingdom.
1948 – Olympic Games: The Games of the XIV Olympiad – After a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin opened in London.
1950 – Joe Fry dies (b. 1915). British racing driver.
1951 – Dan Driessen was born. American baseball player.
1951 – Hozumi Shigeto dies (b. 1883). Japanese author.
1953 – Ken Burns was born. American television producer and director.
1953 – Geddy Lee was born. Canadian musician (Rush).
1953 – Patti Scialfa was born. American singer, guitarist and songwriter.
1953 – Tim Gunn was born. American television personality.
1954 – The Fellowship of the Ring, the first part of The Lord of the Rings, is published in the UK.
1954 – Coen de Koning dies (b. 1879). Dutch speed skater.
1955 – Dave Stevens was born. American illustrator.
1955 – Jean-Hugues Anglade was born. French actor.
1956 – Teddy Atlas was born. American boxing trainer and commentator.
1956 – Ronnie Musgrove was born. Former Governor of Mississippi.
1957 – The International Atomic Energy Agency is established.
1957 – Nellie Kim was born. Russian gymnast.
1957 – Alessandra Marc was born. American operatic soprano.
1958 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
1959 – First Congressional elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.
1959 – Ruud Janssen was born. Dutch writer and artist.
1959 – Sanjay Dutt was born. Indian actor
1959 – Ruud Janssen was born. Dutch writer and artist
1959 – Dave LaPoint was born. American baseball player
1959 – John Sykes was born. British guitarist (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Tygers of Pan Tang)
1962 – Scott Steiner was born. American professional wrestler
1962 – Vincent Rousseau was born. Belgian athlete.
1963 – Graham Poll was born. English football referee.
1963 – Jim Beglin was born. Irish football commentator.
1963 – Alexandra Paul was born. American actress.
1964 – Vean Gregg dies (b. 1885). American baseball player.
1965 – Vietnam War: The first 4,000 101st Airborne Division paratroopers arrive in Vietnam, landing at Cam Ranh Bay.
1965 – Chang-Rae Lee was born. Korean-born author.
1965 – Dean Haglund was born. Canadian actor.
1965 – Luis Alicea was born. Baseball coach.
1965 – Gail Simone was born. Comic book writer.
1965 – Dean Haglund was born. Canadian actor.
1966 – Musician Bob Dylan crashes his Triumph motorcycle in upstate New York. He goes into seclusion for over a year before reemerging and reinventing himself artistically.
1966 – American magazine Datebook releases issue with the Beatles article from the London Evening Standard four months ago which includes John Lennon‘s “bigger than Jesus” statement, setting off a furor resulting the trashing and burning of Beatles records and merchandise and the banning of Beatles songs on radio
1966 – Patrick Hogan was born. Marathon runner
1966 – Martina McBride was born. American country singer
1966 – Richard Steven Horvitz was born. American comic voiceactor
1967 – Vietnam War: Off the coast of North Vietnam the USS Forrestal catches on fire in the worst U.S. naval disaster since World War II, killing 134.
1967 – At the fourth day of celebrating its 400th anniversary, the city of Caracas, Venezuela was shaken by an earthquake, leaving approximately 500 dead.
1968 – Paavo Lotjonen was born. Finnish Cellist from the band Apocalyptica.
1969 – Adele Stevens was born. English model and erotic actress.
1970 – John Barbirolli dies (b. 1899). English conductor.
1970 – George Szell dies. Hungarian conductor.
1971 – Lisa Ekdahl was born. Swedish singer songwriter.
1971 – Monica Calhoun was born. American actress.
1972 – Wil Wheaton was born. American actor.
1973 – Stephen Dorff was born. American actor.
1973 – Wanya Morris was born. American singer (Boyz II Men).
1973 – Norm Smith dies (b. 1915). Australian rules footballer and coach.
1973 – Roger Williamson dies (b. 1948). English racing driver.
1974 – Josh Radnor was born. American actor.
1974 – Steve-O was born. Musician and actor.
1974 – Cass Elliot dies (b. 1941). American musician.
1974 – Erich Kästner dies (b. 1899). German author.
1975 – Corrado Grabbi was born. Italian footballer.
1975 – James Blish dies (b. 1921). American writer.
1976 – In New York City, the “Son of Sam” pulls a gun from a paper bag, killing one person and seriously wounding another in the first of a series of attacks that terrorized the city for the next year.
1976 – Josh Radnor was born. American actor.
1976 – Mickey Cohen dies (b. 1913). American gangster.
1979 – Abs Breen was born. English singer.
1979 – Karim Essediri was born. Tunisian footballer.
1979 – Ronald Murray was born. American basketball player.
1979 – Bill Todman dies (b. 1916). American game show producer.
1979 – Herbert Marcuse dies (b. 1898). German philosopher.
1980 – Fernando González was born. Chilean tennis player.
1980 – Rachel Miner was born. American actress.
1980 – Ryan Braun was born. Canadian baseball player.
1981 – Lady Diana Spencer marries Charles, Prince of Wales.
1981 – Fernando Alonso was born. Spanish two time formula 1 world champion
1981 – Andrés Madrid was born. Argentine footballer
1981 – Troy Perkins was born. American soccer player
1981 – Robert Moses dies (b. 1888). American urban planner.
1982 – Jônatas Domingos was born. Brazilian footballer
1982 – Janez Aljančič was born. Slovenian footballer.
1982 – Allison Mack was born. American actress.
1982 – Harold Sakata dies (b. 1920). Japanese-American actor.
1982 – Vladimir Zworykin dies (b. 1889). Russian physicist and inventor.
1983 – Alexei Kaigorodov was born. Russian hockey player.
1983 – David Niven dies (b. 1910). English actor.
1983 – Raymond Massey dies (b. 1896). Canadiian actor.
1983 – Luis Buñuel dies (b. 1900). Spanish film director.
1984 – Chad Billingsley was born. American baseball player.
1984 – Fred Waring dies (b. 1900). American band leader and inventor.
1986 – Criação da Associação Portuguesa de Jovens Empresários – ANJE
1990 – Bruno Kreisky dies (b. 1911). Chancellor of Austria.
1990 – Pedro Lopes was born. Portuguese cyclist.
1991 – Miki Ishikawa was born. American actress and singer.

1992 – Michel Larocque dies (b. 1952). French Canadian ice hockey goaltender.

1993 – The Israeli Supreme Court acquits accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk of all charges and he is set free.
1993 – Munro Chambers was born. Canadian actor.
1994 – Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin dies (b. 1910). British chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate
1994 – Megan Kanka dies (b. 1986). Rape victim, basis of Megan’s Law
1994 – Mussum dies (b. 1941). Brazilian musician and humourist.
1995 – Les Elgart dies (b. 1917). American jazz musician and bandleader.
1996 – The controversial child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act (1996) is struck down as too broad by a US federal court.

1996 – Ric Nordman dies (b. 1919). Canadian politician.
1996 – Jason Thirsk dies (b. 1967). American bassist (Pennywise)
1996 – Marcel-Paul Schützenberger dies (b. 1920). French mathematician

1998 – Jorge Pacheco Areco dies. President of Uruguay (1967-1972)
1998 – Uruguay signs the Kyoto Protocol (V. Status of Kyoto Protocol)
1998 – Jerome Robbins dies (b. 1918). American choreographer.
2001 – Edward Gierek dies (b. 1913). Polish politician
2001 – Henryk Jablonski dies. President of Poland
2001 – Wau Holland dies (b. 1951). German hacker.
2003 – Foday Sankoh dies (b. 1937). Sierra Leonean rebel leader
2004 – Rena Vlahopoulou dies (b. 1923). Greek actress and singer.
2004 – U.S. Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts accepts the Democratic nomination for President of the United States at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Massachusetts.
2005 – Astronomers announce their discovery of Eris, a possible tenth planet.
2007 – Mike Reid dies (b. 1940). English comedian and actor.
2007 – Michel Serrault dies (b. 1928). French actor.
2007 – Tom Snyder dies (b. 1936). American television personality.
2007 – Marvin Zindler dies (b. 1921). American television reporter.
Faroe IslandsÓlavsøka: opening of the Løgting session.
National Anthem Day in Romania.
NorwaySt. Olav’s Day – Feast of Saint Olaf (Olaf II of Norway), patron of woodcarvers
Feast of Saint Martha, sister of Lazarus, patron of cooks and dieticians

 

On this day in History – Jul 29

Filed under: efemerides,This Day in History — looking4good @ 11:25 pm
0238 – Pupienus and Balbinus die (assassinated). Roman emperors
1014 – Byzantine-Bulgarian Wars: Battle of Kleidion: Byzantine emperor Basil II inflicts a decisive defeat on the Bulgarian army, but his subsequent savage treatment of 15,000 prisoners reportedly causes Tsar Samuil of Bulgaria to die of shock.
1030 – LadejarlFairhair succession wars: Battle of StiklestadKing Olaf II fights and dies trying to regain his Norwegian throne from the Danes.
1030 – Olaf II of Norway dies (b. 995).
1099 – Pope Urban II dies (b. 1042)
1108 – King Philip I of France dies.
1166 – Henry II of Champagne was born (d. 1197)
1507 – Martin Behaim dies (b. 1459). Navigator and geographer.
1565 – Mary Queen of Scots, widowed, marries Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, Duke of Albany at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1567 – James VI is crowned King of Scotland at Stirling.
1588 – Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of GravelinesEnglish naval forces under command of Lord Charles Howard and Sir Francis Drake defeats the Spanish Armada off the coast of Gravelines, France.
1605 – Simon Dach was born (d. 1659). German poet.
1612 – Jacques Bongars dies (b. 1554). French scholar and diplomat.
1644 – Pope Urban VIII dies (b. 1568).
1693 – War of the Grand Alliance: Battle of Landen – France wins a Pyrrhic victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands.
1752 – Peter Warren dies. British admiral.
1763 – Philip Charles Durham was born (d. 1845). Royal Navy Admiral.
1781 – Johann Kies dies (b. 1713). German astronomer and mathematician.
1792 – René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou dies (b. 1714). Chancellor of France.
1793 – John Graves Simcoe decides to build a fort and settlement at Toronto, having sailed into the bay there.
1797 – Daniel Drew was born (d. 1879). American financier.
1801 – George Bradshaw was born (d. 1853). English publisher.
1805 – Alexis de Tocqueville was born (d. 1859). French historian and political scientist.
1813 – Jean-Andoche Junot dies (b. 1771). French general.
1830 – Abdication of Charles X of France.
1833 – William Wilberforce dies (b. 1759). English abolicionist.
1836 – Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
1839 – Gaspard de Prony dies (b. 1755). French mathematician.
1843 – Johannes Schmidt was born (d. 1901). German linguist.
1844 – Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart dies (b. 1791). Austriam composer.
1846 – Princess Isabel was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 14 Nov 1921).
1847 – Cumberland School of Law founded in Lebanon, Tennessee, USA. At the end of 1847 only 15 law schools exist in the United States.
1848 – Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt – In Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.
1849 – Max Nordau was born (d. 1923). Austrian author, philosopher and Zionist leader.
1851 – Annibale de Gasparis discovers asteroid 15 Eunomia.
1856 – Robert Schumann dies (b. 1810). German composer.
1856 – Manuel Patrício de Bastos dies (b. c. 1800). Portuguese composer.
1857 – Thomas Dick dies (b. 1774). Scottish scientific teacher and writer.
1858 – United States and Japan sign the Harris Treaty.
1864 – American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, DC.
1869 – Booth Tarkington was born (d. 1946). American author.
1872 – Eric Alfred Knudsen was born (d. 1957). American folklorist.
1874 – James Shaver Woodsworth was born (d. 1942). Canadian methodist minister, social worker and politician.
1876 – Maria Ouspenskaya was born (d. 1949). Russian-born actress
1878 – Don Marquis was born (d. 1937). American author.
1883 – Benito Mussolini was born (d. 1945). Italian dictator.
1883 – Porfirio Barba-Jacob was born (d. 1942). Colombian poet and writer.
1884 – Ralph A. Bard was born (d. 1975). U.S. Navy Under Secretary.
1885 – Theda Bara was born (d. 1955). American film actress.
1887 – Sigmund Romberg was born (d. 1951). Hungarian-born composer.
1887 – Agostino Depretis dies (b. 1813). Italian statesman.
1890 – Vincent van Gogh dies (b. 1853). Dutch painter.
1892 – William Powell was born (d. 1984). American actor.
1897 – Sir Neil Ritchie was born (d. 1983) . British general.
1898 – Isidor Isaac Rabi was born (d. 1988). American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate.
1899 – The First Hague Convention was signed.
1899 – Walter Beall was born (d. 1959). American baseball player.
1900 – In Italy, King Umberto I of Italy is assassinated by Italian-born anarchist Gaetano Bresci.
1900 – Eyvind Johnson was born (d. 1976). Swedish writer, Nobel Prize Laureate
1900 – Don Redman was born (d. 1964). American musician.
1900 – King Umberto I of Italy dies (b. 1844).
1904 – J. R. D. Tata was born (d.1993). Indian industrialist.
1905 – Clara Bow was born (d. 1965). American actress.
1905 – Dag Hammarskjöld was born (d. 1961). Swedish 2nd UN Secretary-General,.
1905 – Stanley Kunitz was born (d. 2006). American poet.
1905 – Thelma Todd was born (d. 1935). American actress.
1906 – Diana Vreeland was born (d. 1989). French-born fashion editor.
1907 – Sir Robert Baden-Powell sets up the Brownsea Island Scout camp in Poole Harbour on the south coast of England. The camp ran from August 1-9, 1907, and is regarded as the founding of the Scouting movement.
1907 – Melvin Belli was born (d. 1996).American lawyer and actor.
1911 – Foster Furcolo was born (d. 1995). 60th Governor of Massachusetts.
1911 – Iakovos, Archbishop of America was born (d. 2005).
1913 – Erich Priebke was born. Nazi war criminal.
1913 – Tobias Michael Carel Asser dies (b. 1838). Dutch jurist, Nobel Prize Laureate.
1914 – Irwin Corey was born. American stand-up comedian.
1915 – Francis W. Sargent was born (d. 1998). 64th Governor of Massachusetts.
1916 – Budd Boetticher was born (d. 2001). American film director.
1916 – Charlie Christian was born (d. 1942). American jazz guitarist.
1918 – Edwin O’Connor was born (d. 1968). American novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner.
1918 – Ernest William Christmas dies (b. 1863). Australian painter.
1920 – Construction of the Link River Dam begins as part of the Klamath Reclamation Project.
1920 – Neville Jeffress was born (d. 2007). Australian founder of Media Monitors Australia.
1920 – Rodolfo Acosta was born (d. 1974). Mexican character actor.
1921 – Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
1921 – Richard Egan was born (d. 1987). American actor.
1923 – Gordon Mitchell was born (d. 2003). American actor.
1923 – Jim Marshall was born. Founder of Marshall Amplification.
1924 – Lloyd Bochner was born (d. 2005). Canadian actor.
1924 – Elizabeth Short was born (d. 1947). Victim in the Black Dahlia case.
1925 – Mikis Theodorakis was born. Greek composer.
1925 – Ted Lindsay was born. Canadian hockey player.
1926 – Don Carter was born in Miami. American bowler, 6-time Bowler of Year, 1953-54, 57-58, 60-61.
1927 – Harry Mulisch was born. Dutch author.
1929 – Jean Baudrillard was born. French philosopher.
1930 – Paul Taylor was born. American dancer and choreographer.
1932 – Great Depression: In Washington, DC, US troops disperse the last of the “Bonus Army” of World War I veterans.
1932 – Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker was born. U.S. Senator from Kansas.
1933 – Lou Albano was born. American pro wrestling manager.
1933 – Colin Davis was born. British racing driver.
1933 – Robert Fuller was born. American actor.
1934 – Didier Pitre dies (b. 1883). French Canadian ice hockey player.
1935 – Peter Schreier was born. German tenor.
1936 – Elizabeth Dole was born. U.S. Senator from North Carolina.
1936 – Henrique Viana was born. Portuguese actor.
1936 – Roberto DaMatta was born. Brazilian anthropologist and sociologist.
1937 – Tongzhou Incident.
1937 – Daniel McFadden was born. American economist, Nobel Prize Laureate.
1938 – Jean Rochon was born. Quebec politician.
1938 – Peter Jennings was born. Canadian-born television news anchor.
1938 – Nikolai Krylenko dies (b. 1885). Russian/Soviet jurist and politician.
1940 – Amarildo Tavares da Silveira was born. Brazilian footballer.
1941 – David Warner was born. English actor.
1941 – Jennifer Dunn was born (d. 2007). American politician.
1942 – Tony Sirico was born. American actor.
1943 – David Taylor was born. English snooker player.
1945 – The BBC Light Programme radio station was launched for mainstream light entertainment and music.
1946 – Diane Keen was born. English actress.
1946 – Neal Doughty was born. American keyboardist (REO Speedwagon)
1947 – After being shut off on November 9, 1946 for a memory upgrade, ENIAC, the world’s first all-electronic digital computer, is reactivated. It will remain in continuous operation until October 2, 1955.
1947 – Dick Harmon was born (d. 2006). American golf instructor.
1948 – After a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics opened in London, United Kingdom.
1948 – Olympic Games: The Games of the XIV Olympiad – After a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin opened in London.
1950 – Joe Fry dies (b. 1915). British racing driver.
1951 – Dan Driessen was born. American baseball player.
1951 – Hozumi Shigeto dies (b. 1883). Japanese author.
1953 – Ken Burns was born. American television producer and director.
1953 – Geddy Lee was born. Canadian musician (Rush).
1953 – Patti Scialfa was born. American singer, guitarist and songwriter.
1953 – Tim Gunn was born. American television personality.
1954 – The Fellowship of the Ring, the first part of The Lord of the Rings, is published in the UK.
1954 – Coen de Koning dies (b. 1879). Dutch speed skater.
1955 – Dave Stevens was born. American illustrator.
1955 – Jean-Hugues Anglade was born. French actor.
1956 – Teddy Atlas was born. American boxing trainer and commentator.
1956 – Ronnie Musgrove was born. Former Governor of Mississippi.
1957 – The International Atomic Energy Agency is established.
1957 – Nellie Kim was born. Russian gymnast.
1957 – Alessandra Marc was born. American operatic soprano.
1958 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
1959 – First Congressional elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.
1959 – Ruud Janssen was born. Dutch writer and artist.
1959 – Sanjay Dutt was born. Indian actor
1959 – Ruud Janssen was born. Dutch writer and artist
1959 – Dave LaPoint was born. American baseball player
1959 – John Sykes was born. British guitarist (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Tygers of Pan Tang)
1962 – Scott Steiner was born. American professional wrestler
1962 – Vincent Rousseau was born. Belgian athlete.
1963 – Graham Poll was born. English football referee.
1963 – Jim Beglin was born. Irish football commentator.
1963 – Alexandra Paul was born. American actress.
1964 – Vean Gregg dies (b. 1885). American baseball player.
1965 – Vietnam War: The first 4,000 101st Airborne Division paratroopers arrive in Vietnam, landing at Cam Ranh Bay.
1965 – Chang-Rae Lee was born. Korean-born author.
1965 – Dean Haglund was born. Canadian actor.
1965 – Luis Alicea was born. Baseball coach.
1965 – Gail Simone was born. Comic book writer.
1965 – Dean Haglund was born. Canadian actor.
1966 – Musician Bob Dylan crashes his Triumph motorcycle in upstate New York. He goes into seclusion for over a year before reemerging and reinventing himself artistically.
1966 – American magazine Datebook releases issue with the Beatles article from the London Evening Standard four months ago which includes John Lennon‘s “bigger than Jesus” statement, setting off a furor resulting the trashing and burning of Beatles records and merchandise and the banning of Beatles songs on radio
1966 – Patrick Hogan was born. Marathon runner
1966 – Martina McBride was born. American country singer
1966 – Richard Steven Horvitz was born. American comic voiceactor
1967 – Vietnam War: Off the coast of North Vietnam the USS Forrestal catches on fire in the worst U.S. naval disaster since World War II, killing 134.
1967 – At the fourth day of celebrating its 400th anniversary, the city of Caracas, Venezuela was shaken by an earthquake, leaving approximately 500 dead.
1968 – Paavo Lotjonen was born. Finnish Cellist from the band Apocalyptica.
1969 – Adele Stevens was born. English model and erotic actress.
1970 – John Barbirolli dies (b. 1899). English conductor.
1970 – George Szell dies. Hungarian conductor.
1971 – Lisa Ekdahl was born. Swedish singer songwriter.
1971 – Monica Calhoun was born. American actress.
1972 – Wil Wheaton was born. American actor.
1973 – Stephen Dorff was born. American actor.
1973 – Wanya Morris was born. American singer (Boyz II Men).
1973 – Norm Smith dies (b. 1915). Australian rules footballer and coach.
1973 – Roger Williamson dies (b. 1948). English racing driver.
1974 – Josh Radnor was born. American actor.
1974 – Steve-O was born. Musician and actor.
1974 – Cass Elliot dies (b. 1941). American musician.
1974 – Erich Kästner dies (b. 1899). German author.
1975 – Corrado Grabbi was born. Italian footballer.
1975 – James Blish dies (b. 1921). American writer.
1976 – In New York City, the “Son of Sam” pulls a gun from a paper bag, killing one person and seriously wounding another in the first of a series of attacks that terrorized the city for the next year.
1976 – Josh Radnor was born. American actor.
1976 – Mickey Cohen dies (b. 1913). American gangster.
1979 – Abs Breen was born. English singer.
1979 – Karim Essediri was born. Tunisian footballer.
1979 – Ronald Murray was born. American basketball player.
1979 – Bill Todman dies (b. 1916). American game show producer.
1979 – Herbert Marcuse dies (b. 1898). German philosopher.
1980 – Fernando González was born. Chilean tennis player.
1980 – Rachel Miner was born. American actress.
1980 – Ryan Braun was born. Canadian baseball player.
1981 – Lady Diana Spencer marries Charles, Prince of Wales.
1981 – Fernando Alonso was born. Spanish two time formula 1 world champion
1981 – Andrés Madrid was born. Argentine footballer
1981 – Troy Perkins was born. American soccer player
1981 – Robert Moses dies (b. 1888). American urban planner.
1982 – Jônatas Domingos was born. Brazilian footballer
1982 – Janez Aljančič was born. Slovenian footballer.
1982 – Allison Mack was born. American actress.
1982 – Harold Sakata dies (b. 1920). Japanese-American actor.
1982 – Vladimir Zworykin dies (b. 1889). Russian physicist and inventor.
1983 – Alexei Kaigorodov was born. Russian hockey player.
1983 – David Niven dies (b. 1910). English actor.
1983 – Raymond Massey dies (b. 1896). Canadiian actor.
1983 – Luis Buñuel dies (b. 1900). Spanish film director.
1984 – Chad Billingsley was born. American baseball player.
1984 – Fred Waring dies (b. 1900). American band leader and inventor.
1986 – Criação da Associação Portuguesa de Jovens Empresários – ANJE
1990 – Bruno Kreisky dies (b. 1911). Chancellor of Austria.
1990 – Pedro Lopes was born. Portuguese cyclist.
1991 – Miki Ishikawa was born. American actress and singer.

1992 – Michel Larocque dies (b. 1952). French Canadian ice hockey goaltender.

1993 – The Israeli Supreme Court acquits accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk of all charges and he is set free.
1993 – Munro Chambers was born. Canadian actor.
1994 – Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin dies (b. 1910). British chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate
1994 – Megan Kanka dies (b. 1986). Rape victim, basis of Megan’s Law
1994 – Mussum dies (b. 1941). Brazilian musician and humourist.
1995 – Les Elgart dies (b. 1917). American jazz musician and bandleader.
1996 – The controversial child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act (1996) is struck down as too broad by a US federal court.

1996 – Ric Nordman dies (b. 1919). Canadian politician.
1996 – Jason Thirsk dies (b. 1967). American bassist (Pennywise)
1996 – Marcel-Paul Schützenberger dies (b. 1920). French mathematician

1998 – Jorge Pacheco Areco dies. President of Uruguay (1967-1972)
1998 – Uruguay signs the Kyoto Protocol (V. Status of Kyoto Protocol)
1998 – Jerome Robbins dies (b. 1918). American choreographer.
2001 – Edward Gierek dies (b. 1913). Polish politician
2001 – Henryk Jablonski dies. President of Poland
2001 – Wau Holland dies (b. 1951). German hacker.
2003 – Foday Sankoh dies (b. 1937). Sierra Leonean rebel leader
2004 – Rena Vlahopoulou dies (b. 1923). Greek actress and singer.
2004 – U.S. Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts accepts the Democratic nomination for President of the United States at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Massachusetts.
2005 – Astronomers announce their discovery of Eris, a possible tenth planet.
2007 – Mike Reid dies (b. 1940). English comedian and actor.
2007 – Michel Serrault dies (b. 1928). French actor.
2007 – Tom Snyder dies (b. 1936). American television personality.
2007 – Marvin Zindler dies (b. 1921). American television reporter.
Faroe IslandsÓlavsøka: opening of the Løgting session.
National Anthem Day in Romania.
NorwaySt. Olav’s Day – Feast of Saint Olaf (Olaf II of Norway), patron of woodcarvers
Feast of Saint Martha, sister of Lazarus, patron of cooks and dieticians

 

28 de Julho e grandes compositores

Filed under: efemerides,Music,Musica — looking4good @ 6:18 am

Hoje 28 de Julho é um dia associado a grandes compositores. Ora vejamos:

Em 1741 desaparecia Antonio Vivaldi, com 63 anos. Esse mesmo o das «Quatro Estações»

Nove anos mais tarde, em 28 de Julho de 1750, desaparecia, com 65 anos, o grandíssimo compositor Johann_Sebastian_Bach.

Em 1802 desaparecia Giuseppe_Sarti.

Em 1914 despoletava-se a I Grande Guerra Mundial.

Vá lá uma notícia menos deprimente. Neste dia do ano de 1965 nasceu Daniela Mercury.

 

Sidónio Muralha na passagem do 88º. aniversário

Filed under: poesia,Sidónio Muralha — looking4good @ 12:36 am
«Parar. Parar não paro.
Esquecer. Esquecer não esqueço.
Se carácter custa caro
pago o preço»

Sidónio Muralha nasceu em Lisboa a 28 de Julho de 1920. Poeta e ficcionista, fez parte do primeiro movimento neo-realista. Perseguido pela polícia política salazarista, em 1942 deixou Portugal a caminho do Zaire e, em 1962, fixou-se no Brasil onde desenvolveu a sua vocação de poeta infantil associado a uma vida entre altas finanças e organização. Faleceu no dia 8 de Dezembro de 1982, em Curitiba, Paraná.

“Boa Noite.
A zebra quis
ir passear
mas a infeliz
foi para a cama
– teve que se deitar
porque estava de pijama.”

Do Estúdio da Raposa deixamos aqui a lembrança deste poeta, que desempenhou um papel importante na literatura infantil onde é considerado um dos melhores poetas de língua portuguesa.

 

On this day in History – Jul 28

Filed under: efemerides,This Day in History — looking4good @ 12:08 am