:Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck.
:William Clark, explorer.
:Francis Scott Key, "Star-Spangled Banner" composer.
:Richard Henry Dana Jr, lawyer and author ("Two Years Before the
:Herman Melville, author ("Moby Dick").
:Arthur Hill, actor.
:Geoffrey Holder, actor.
:Lionel Bart, composer and lyricist.
:Tom Wilson, cartoonist.
:Dom DeLuise, comic actor.
:Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer.
:Alfonse M. D'Amato, New York Senator.
:Ron Brown, Chairman of the Democratic party.
:Giancarlo Giannini, actor.
:Jerry Garcia (Jerome John Garcia), Grateful Dead singer.
:Robert Cray, singer and guitarist.
:Tempestt Bledsoe, actress ("The Cosby Show").
:Pierre Charles L'Enfant, architect (designed Washington DC).
:Ernest Dowson, English poet.
:Jack Warner, movie studio chief (Warner Brothers).
:Myrna Loy, actress.
:Beatrice Straight, actress.
:Paul Laxalt, former Nevada Senator.
:Carroll O'Connor, actor ("In the Heat of the Night").
:James Baldwin, author.
:Ron De Lugo, US Virgin Islands Delegate.
:Peter O'Toole, actor.
:Joanna Cassidy, actress. (1944?)
:Linda Fratianne, figure skater.
:Elisha Graves Otis, inventor of the modern elevator.
:Ernie Pyle, WWII correspondent.
:John Thomas Scopes, schoolteacher.
:John Cornelius Stennis, former Mississippi Senator.
:Harib Bourguiba, Tunisia's first president.
:Dolores Del Rio (Delores Ansunsolo), actress.
:Maggie (Margaret E.) Kuhn, founder of the Grey Panthers.
:Walter Wriston, New York banker.
:Leon Uris, author ("Exodus").
:Tony Bennett (Anthony Dominick Benedetto), singer.
:Martin Sheen (Ramon Estevez), actor.
:Martha Stewart, decorator.
:John Landis, movie director.
:Jay North, actor ("Dennis the Menace"). (1952?)
:Joseph Justus Scaliger, French inventor of "Julian Period".
:Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet.
:W.H. Hudson, English writer ("Green Mansions").
:Sir Harry Lauder, Scottish comedian.
:Queen Mother Elizabeth (Elizabeth Angela Marguerite).
:Glenn Clarence Cunningham, US track athlete ("Kansas Ironman").
:Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg, Swedish architect.
:Wesley Addy, actor.
:Helen Thomas, journalist.
:Maurice Richard, hockey player.
:Kristoffer Tabori, actor.
:Mary Decker Slaney, track star.
:Roger Clemens, baseball player.
:John Eliot, translator of the Bible into an Indian tongue.
:Thomas Lynch, signer of the US Declaration of Independence.
:Guy de Maupassant, French novelist.
:Mary Ritter Beard, US historian.
:Conrad Potter Aiken, poet and critic.
:John Huston, film director.
:Robert Taylor, actor.
:Neil Alden Armstrong, astronaut.
:John Saxon, actor.
:Sammi Smith, singer.
:Loni Anderson, actress. (1945?)
:Holly Palance, actress.
:Samantha Sang, singer.
:Patrick Ewing, basketball player.
:Alfred Lord Tennyson, English poet.
:Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, second wife of Theodore Roosevelt.
:Paul Claudel, French poet and playwright ("The Satin Slipper").
:Louella Parsons, Holywood gossip columnist.
:Sir Alexander Fleming, Scottish discoverer of penicillin.
:Scott Nearing, US sociologist and author.
:Hoot Gibson, western film star.
:Clara Bow, silent film actress.
:Lucille Ball, comedian.
:Robert Mitchum, actor ("War and Remembrance").
:Bruce Laingen, highest-ranking diplomat among the 52 Americans
:held hostage in Iran for 444 days.
:Sir Freddie Laker, entrepreneur.
:Andy Warhol, artist.
:Peter Bonerz, actor.
:Catherine Hicks, actress.
:David Robinson, basketball player.
:Soleil Moon Frye, actress.
:Nathaniel Greene, American Revolutionary War General.
:Carl Ritter, German co-founder of modern geographical sci.
:Margaret Gertrude Zelle ("Mata Hari"), WWI Dutch spy.
:Billie Burke, actress.
:Louis Leakey, British archaeologist and anthropologist.
:Ralph Johnson Bunche, US statesman and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
:Nicholas Ray, film director ("Rebel Without a Cause").
:Ted Moore, cinematographer.
:Stan Freberg, comedian-producer.
:Edwin W. Edwards, Louisiana Governor.
:B.J. (Billy Joe) Thomas, singer.
:Garrison Keillor, writer, humorist, and radio show host.
:Lana Cantrell, singer and actress.
:Alberto Salazar, marathon runner.
:Patrick Bouvier Kennedy (lived 39 hours).
:Charles Bulfinch, US's first professional architect.
:Matthew A. Henson, American black explorer.
:Sara Teasdale, poet.
:Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author.
:Benny Carter, jazz musician and composer.
:Arthur Goldberg, former US Supreme Court Justice.
:Sylvia Sidney, actress.
:Robert Theodore Stafford, Vermont Senator.
:Dino DeLaurentis, producer.
:Esther Williams, aquatic actress.
:Joan Adams Mondale, wife of Walter Mondale.
:Mel Tillis, singer and songwriter.
:Dustin Hoffman, actor.
:Connie Stevens, actress and singer.
:James J. Blanchard, former Michigan Governor.
:Peter Weir, movie director.
:Keith Carradine, actor.
:The Edge, musician.
:Odie, Garfield's sidekick.
:Princess Beatrice of York.
:Izaak Walton, English author ("The Compleat Angler").
:John Dryden, author.
:Jean Piaget, pioneer Swiss child psychologist.
:Herman Talmadge, former Georgia Senator.
:Ralph Houk, baseball manager.
:J. James Exon Jr, Nebraska Senator.
:Philip Larkin, English poet.
:Robert Shaw, English actor-playwright.
:Rod Laver, Australian tennis star.
:David Steinberg, comedian-director.
:Sam Elliott, actor.
:Ken Norton, heavyweight boxer.
:Doug Williams, football player.
:Melanie Griffith, actress.
:Whitney Houston, singer.
Jennings Randolph, first US Attorney General.
Clark Hoover, 31st US president.
Campbell, professor of psychology and sociology.
Fleming (Marilyn Lewis), actress.
Ward, police administrative official.
Dean (Seth Ward), singer.
Johnson, fashion designer.
Anderson, rock musician.
Arquette, actress ("Desperately Seeking Susan").
R. Atchison, president of US for one day (3/4/1849).
Green Ingersol, American author.
Jacobs Bond, American composer ("I Love You Truly").
Hirshhorn, art collector.
Rowan, newspaper columnist.
Douglas (Michael Delaney Dowd, Jr), TV host.
von Bulow (Borberg), socialite.
Dahl, actress. (1927?)
A. O'Neill, Connecticut Governor.
Jerry Falwell, Moral Majority founder.
Coles, children's author.
Hogan (Terry Gene Bollea), professional wrestler.
Jackson, musician and songwriter.
Bewick, English artist, wood engraver, and author.
Southey, English poet laureate.
Thayer, US painter - credited with the discovery of
:camouflage in the animal world.
Lee Bates, poet-educator ("America the Beautiful").
Roberts Rinehart, mystery writer.
(Christy) Mathewson, baseball player.
Blount de Mille, movie producer.
"Cantinflas" Moreno, Mexican comedian-actor.
Wyatt, actress ("Father Knows Best"). (1913?)
Kidd (Milton Greenwald), choreographer.
Bumpers, Arkansas Senator.
Derek (Dereck Harris), actor-director.
Leopoldovich Rostropovich, musician.
Edgar "Buck" Owens, singer and musician.
Poindexter, naval officer and former national security
Collor de Mello, former president of Brazil.
Knopfler, musician (Dire Straits).
Caxton, first English printer.
Stone, pioneer social reformer.
Oakley (Phoebe Ann Moses), sharpshooter.
Baird, Scottish inventor and TV technology pioneer.
(Joseph) Hitchcock, film director.
Humbard, TV evangelist.
Castro, Cuban leader.
Harrington Jr, actor.
von Krafft-Ebing, pioneer psychologist.
Thompson Seton, naturalist.
Lawrence Thayer, author ("Casey at the Bat").
Baker, newspaper columnist.
Betz Laffer, economist.
Crosby, rock musician.
Saint James, actress.
"Magic" Johnson, basketball player.
Anderson, football player.
Anthony of Padua, patron of the illiterate and poor.
Bonaparte, French Emperor.
Walter Scott, Scottish novelist.
de Quincy, English writer ("Confessions of an English
Comiskey, Chicago White Sox owner.
Kling Dewolfe Harding, wife of Warren Harding.
Barrymore (Ethel Blythe), actress.
Ferber, novelist ("So Big").
Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia"), British soldier and writer.
Tobias, songwriter ("Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree").
Sloane, publishing executive and writer ("The Edge of
Child, TV chef.
Stewart Schlafly, antifeminist and author.
Connors (Krekor Ohanian), actor.
Eulion Jordan Jr, civil rights leader.
Ellerbee, author and journalist.
(Eugene) Upshaw Jr, union executive and football player.
Whitmire, first female mayor of Houston, Texas.
Anne of Britain.
Lippman, French inventor of color photography.
Laforgue, French poet.
MacFadden, publisher and health fad promoter.
Meany, labor leader.
Ringling, circus master.
Begin, former Israeli Prime Minister.
Peres, Israeli Foreign Minister.
Parker, actor. (1927?)
Gifford, football player and sports commentator.
Gorme (Edith Gormezano), singer.
Ann Warren, actress.
Lee Gifford, TV personality.
(Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone), pop singer.
Okoye, football player.
"Davy" Crockett, frontiersman.
Goldwyn (Samuel Goldfish), movie producer.
Garvey, black nationalist leader.
Hay Whitney, publisher-diplomat.
V. Chase, co-editor of "Chase's Annual Events."
Weinberger, former US Secretary of Defense. (8/18?)
Gary Powers, US aviator.
Hughes, British poet laureate.
Lavern "Butch" Hobson, Jr., baseball manager.
Vilas, tennis player.
Piquet, auto racer.
Dare, first child of English parents born in New World.
Lewis, American explorer.
Field, Chicago department store founder.
Harbach, songwriter ("Smoke Gets in Your Eyes").
Willard Weinberger, former US Secretary of Defense. (8/17?)
Winters (Shelly Schrift), actress.
Rosalynn Smith Carter, former US first lady.
Polanski, movie director.
Clemente, baseball player.
Robert Redford, actor and director.
Mull, actor and comedian.
(Lafayette) Lever, basketball player.
Thomas, Connecticut clockmaker.
Wright, aviation pioneer.
"Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer.
Gould Cozzens, American novelist ("By Love Possessed").
Farnsworth, pioneer TV engineer.
Lardner Jr, writer.
Roddenberry, "Star Trek" creator.
F. Durenberger, Minnesota Senator.
Richards (Richard Raskind), tennis player.
Saint John (Jill Oppenheim), actress.
Clinton, US president.
McRaney, actor ("Major Dad").
Gore, wife of Al Gore.
Gaetti, baseball player.
Anderson, football player.
Maurice Darling Jr, baseball player.
Dillon, actor ("Platoon").
O'Higgins, first ruler of Chile after independence.
Harrison, 23rd US president.
Poincare, French statesman.
Eliel Saarinen, architect.
Albert Guest, poet.
Tillich, German-American theologian.
P(hillips) Lovecraft, horror writer.
Udell, Pinewood Studios construction manager.
Sanford, North Carolina Senator.
Reeves, western singer.
John Mitchell, Maine Senator.
Paul, former Texas congressman.
Nettles, baseball player.
Gandhi, former Indian Prime Minister. (8/29?)
Chung (Constance Yu-Hwa), journalist.
Plant, rock musician.
Edward Langston, baseball player.
Brunansky, baseball player.
Beardsley, English illustrator.
"Count" Basie, jazz great.
Boucher, mystery novelist.
Robin Milne, son of A.A. Milne.
King, boxing promoter.
Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II.
Gardner, Washington Governor.
Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain, basketball player.
Cowper, Alaska Governor.
Williams III, actor.
DeShannon, singer and songwriter.
Smith, TV host.
McMahon, football player.
Chubbock Judson (a.k.a. Fanny Forester), American poet.
Pierpont Langley, American astronomer and physicist.
M. Willard, American artist ("The Spirit of '76").
Elijah Stone, American journalist.
Claude Debussy, French composer.
Jenkins, inventor of the conical drinking cup and brakes
Parker, American writer and critic.
Xiaoping, Chinese leader.
Lee Hooker, blues musician.
Denton Cooley, heart surgeon.
Bradbury, science fiction author.
Bohan, French fashion designer.
Stockhausen, German composer.
Paul Carr, astronaut.
H. Norman Schwarzkopf.
Dean, ABC newsman.
Yastrzemski, baseball player.
Harper, actress. (1941?)
Williams, actress ("Laverne and Shirley").
Leo Molitor, baseball player.
Wilander, tennis player.
Louis XVI of France.
Hazard Perry, naval hero.
Lee Masters, poet and novelist ("Spoon River Anthology").
Jonathan Wainwright, hero of Bataan in WWII.
Bushmiller, cartoonist ("Nancy").
Kelly, dancer and actor.
Crosby, orchestra leader.
Russell (Mark Ruslander), political satirist.
Wilson, California Governor.
Eden (Barbara Huffman), actress.
Sanders, actor. (8/28?)
McBride, ballet dancer.
Novello, former US Surgeon General.
Moon, rock drummer ("The Who").
Noor of Jordan.
James Boddicker, baseball player.
Wilberforce, pioneer British abolitionist.
Max Beerbohm, English critic and wit.
Lionel Cowen, electric toy train inventor.
Richard Cushing, archbishop of Boston.
Rose, country music publisher.
Luis Borges, Argentine poet and author.
Kirby, TV personality.
James, TV host.
Levesque, premier of the Province of Quebec.
Hufstedler, former US Secretary of Education.
Joseph Cleland, government official.
B. Jarvis, payload specialist aboard Space Shuttle
Griffin, Ohio State football running back and 2-time
:Heisman Trophy winner.
Guttenberg, actor ("Cocoon").
Ripken Jr, baseball player.
(Reginald Wayne) Miller, basketball player.
Ivan IV ("Ivan the Terrible") of Russia.
Pinkerton, founder of the private detective agency.
Bret(t) Harte, author.
Keeler (Ethel Hilda Keeler), dancer and actress.
Honecker, East German political leader.
V. Rostow, former US arms control director.
Kelly, "Pogo" cartoonist.
Gaston) Ferrer, actor.
Bernstein, composer and conductor.
C. Wallace, former Alabama Governor.
Hall, game show host.
D. Andrus, Idaho Governor.
Stears, special effects expert.
Glen "Rollie" Fingers, baseball player.
O'Landa Bennett, football player.
Robert Walpole, British statesman.
Laurent Lavoisier, French founder of modern chemistry.
Wilkes Booth, presidential assassin. (5/10?)
deForest, "the father of radio."
Biggers, author ("Charlie Chan" detective series).
William Isherwood, author ("Sally Bowles").
Sabin, discoverer of oral vaccine for polio.
Lanin, orchestra leader.
French Smith, former US Attorney General.
Crowninshield Bradlee, former Washington Post executive.
R. Levine, broadcast journalist.
J. Wattenberg, author.
Anne Ferraro, politician.
Marsalis, jazz saxophonist
Quintana, baseball player.
Hegel, German philosopher.
Hamlin, 15th US vice president.
Gates Dawes, 30th US vice president.
Dreiser, US novelist.
Bosch, German chemist.
Rolls, English automaker.
Forester, British novelist.
Baines Johnson, 36th US president.
Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu), Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Raye (Margaret Theresa Yvonne Reed), actress.
Gatsha Buthelezi, Chief Minister of Kwazulu, South
Robert Kerry, Nebraska Senator.
Weld (Susan Kerr), actress.
Herman (Paul Reubens), comedian.
Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet, novelist and dramatist.
US-born saint (Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton).
Ware Webb Hayes, wife of Rutherford B. Hayes.
Boyer, French actor.
Sanders, actor. (8/23?)
S. Cohen, Maine Senator.
Soul, actor. (1946?)
Piniella, baseball manager.
Guidry, baseball player.
Hamilton, skating champion.
Samms (Emma Samuelson), actress.
Locke, English philosopher.
Wendell Holmes, author and poet.
Bergh, founder of the ASPCA.
Ella Carroll, US writer.
Kettering, automotive inventor.
Nicolas Larbaud, French novelist.
Parker, jazz saxophonist.
Richard Attenborough, actor and producer.
Washington, jazz and pop singer.
H. Pryor, Arkansas Senator.
Sidney McCain III, Arizona Senator.
Florio, New Jersey Governor.
Gould (Elliott Goldstein), actor.
Friedkin, movie director.
Leach, television personality.
Gandhi, Indian political leader. (8/20?)
Jackson, pop singer.
Banks, football player.
De Mornay, actress.
Edward Perdue, basketball player.
Wollstonecraft Shelley, author ("Frankenstein").
Lewis Herndon Arthur, wife of Chester Alan Arthur.
Straith, innovator in cosmetic surgery.
Pierce Long, Louisiana Governor.
Gunther, journalist ("Inside USA").
Wilkins, former NAACP executive director.
Williams, baseball player.
Wells (Muriel Deason), country music singer.
Resnik, opera singer.
Beene, clothing designer.
Ashley (Elizabeth Ann Cole), actress.
Parish, basketball player.
Gautier, French poet and critic.
Montessori, Italian educator.
E. Garber, Smithsonian Air Museum curator.
Culver, British actor.
Saroyan, US writer ("The Human Comedy").
Bernard Lovell, astronomer.
Schorr, broadcast journalist.
Hackett (Leonard Hacker), comedian.
Schwinden, Montana Governor.
Robinson, baseball player.
Morrison, singer and songwriter.
Moses, track athlete.
Tilbrook, singer and musician.
:Army Day (China).
:Emancipation Day (Trinidad, Tobago, and Granada).
:Freedom Day (Guyana). (8/4?)
:National Day (Switzerland).
:Parent's Day (Zaire).
:Rounds Re-sounding Day.
:Swiss Confederation founded.
:George I became English Sovereign.
:Proof sheets of the Constitution of the United States printed.
:First US customs officers began collecting.
:First US census taken (3,929,214 people in 17 states).
:Slavery abolished in Jamaica.
:Utah Territory allowed women to vote.
:Cable car designed for San Francisco successfully tested.
:Colorado became 38th US state.
:George Harbo and Frank Samuelsen reached England while rowing
:from New York to France.
:First US cross-country trip completed (Packard - 52 days).
:Martha (Calamity Jane) Burk, frontierswoman, died.
:US Army Air Force founded (now the USAF).
:Germany declared war on Russia.
:NRA (National Recovery Administration) established.
:Atomic Energy Commission established.
:Guam became a US territory.
:First black named to a US Davis Cup team (Arthur Ashe).
:Charles Joeseph Whitman shot after killing 15 people at
:University of Texas.
:Concert for Bangladesh.
:I Want You To Be Happy Day.
:Nuestra Senora de los Angeles (Costa Rica).
:Saint Elias Day (Illinden).
:Saint John's Regatta (Canada).
:Sinjska Alka (Yugoslavia).
:US Declaration of Independence actually signed.
:Thomas Gainsborough, English portrait artist ("The Blue Boy"),
:Jacques Etienne Montgolfier, co-inventor of hot air balloon, died.
:William Williams, signer of US Declaration of Independence, died.
:Black Hawk defeated (Iowa).
:First street letter boxes installed (Boston and New York).
:Horace Mann, father of public education in the US, died.
:A US national income tax bill was passed to aid the Union war
:Macedonians rose up against Turkey.
:Enrico Caruso, Italian operatic tenor, died.
:Several former Chicago White Sox and two others acquitted in
:"Black Sox" scandal.
:Alexander Graham Bell, telephone inventor, died.
:Warren Gamaliel Harding, 29th US president, died.
:Louis Bleriot, first to fly across English channel, died.
:Einstein wrote a letter to FDR describing the atomic bomb.
:PT-109 rammed and sunk.
:First peacetime production of atomic energy delivered (St. Louis).
:Earthquake in Philippines (307 killed).
:Francis Gary Powers, US aviator, died.
:Thurman Munson, New York Yankee catcher, died.
:Apollo Computer Inc. announced cost cutting measures including a
:15% salary reduction with six days off over the next eight
:Delta Airlines jumbo jet crashed at Dallas-Fort Worth (137
:Largest health-related settlement ever offered by a US company
:(Manville Corp., asbestos).
:Raymond Carver, US poet and short story writer, died.
:Saddam Hussein ordered the invasion of Kuwait.
:Bourguiba Harib Birthday (Tunisia).
:Colonization Martyr's Day (Guinea-Bissau).
:Independence Day (Jamaica and Niger).
:Memorial Day of Archbishop Makarios (Cyprus).
:Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain.
:New US flag flown in battle.
:First intercollegiate sports competition (Harvard vs. Yale -
:US Army nurses' pay raised from $8 per month to $12 per month.
:US Congress passed first law restricting immigration.
:Germany declared war on France.
:Calvin Coolidge sworn in as the 30th US president after Harding
:Joseph Conrad, Polish novelist, died.
:Thorstein Veblen, US economist, died.
:Joe DiMaggio ended his streak of 74 consecutive games reaching
:Colette, French novelist, died.
:Hurricane Connie hit US - 11 days.
:USS Nautilus crossed under north polar ice cap.
:Lenny Bruce, comedian, died.
:Superdome (New Orleans) opened.
:First Viking I images of Mars beamed back to Earth.
:"The Spy Who Loved Me" released in US.
:Apollo Computer UK Ltd. began operations.
:US air traffic controllers went on strike. (1980?)
:Mathias Rust released by the Soviet Union after he landed a plane
:in Red Square.
:Freedom Day (Guyana). (8/1?)
:Lizzie Borden Liberation Day.
:National Day (Burkina Faso).
:Nicole Robin Day (Virgin Islands).
:John Peter Zenger, New York newspaperman, acquitted of libel
:US Coast Guard founded.
:William Floyd, signer of the US Declaration of Independence, died.
:Plans for the city of Chicago laid out.
:General McClellan's troops recalled.
:Chautauqua Organization formed (New York).
:Hans Christian Andersen, Danish storyteller, died.
:Borden murders (Fall River, Massachusetts).
:Britain declared war on Germany.
:Alexander Graham Bell's funeral (13 million phones silent for one
:Anne Frank arrested by Nazi police in Amsterdam.
:Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal established.
:Eathquake hit Ecuador (>6000 killed).
:First black to wear Red Sox uniform (Pumpsie Green).
:Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, South African leader, apprehended.
:Bombing of North Vietnam began.
:Three civil rights workers found slain outside Philadelphia,
:First satellite launched from a manned spacecraft (Apollo 15).
:Arthur Bremer found guilty of shooting George Wallace.
:First player to get hits for two different baseball teams in two
:different cities in the same day (Joel Youngblood - Mets and
:Dave Winfield accidently killed a seagull with a warmup toss in
:Upper Volta changed its name to Burkina Faso.
:Rod Carew got his 3000th hit.
:Tom Seaver won his 300th major league baseball game.
:Ettore Maserati died.
:Bank Holiday (Scotland and Northern Ireland).
:National Mustard Day.
:Henry I became the English Sovereign.
:Sir Humphrey Gilbert (Britain) claimed Newfoundland.
:Battle of Bushy Run.
:US Federal Income Tax signed into law.
:Battle of Mobile Bay (Alabama).
:Cornerstone laid for Statue of Liberty.
:US Corporation tax first enacted.
:First US traffic light installed (Euclid and East 105th Street,
:Edgar Albert Guest, poet, died.
:Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean Mortenson, later Baker), actress,
:Willie Stargell (Pirates) knocked one completely out of Dodger
:Richard Burton (Richard Jenkins), actor, died.
:Paul Brown, founder of the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati
:Emancipation Day (Bahamas).
:Independence Day (Bolivia).
:Ben Jonson, English playwright and poet, died.
:"Mother Ann" Lee, founder of the Shakers, arrived in New York.
:Battle of Oriskany.
:Second Great Awakening or Great Revival of the West.
:Bolivia gained independence from Spain.
:Cy Young pitched his first game.
:First execution by electrocution (William Kemmler - New York).
:Ellen Louise Axson Wilson, first wife of of Woodrow Wilson, died.
:First American (and first woman) swam the English Channel
:Judge Joseph Force Crater stepped out of a New York chop house,
:never to be heard from again.
:Battle of North Africa began.
:Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima (8:15 am local time, 80,000
:David Grandison Fairchild, US botanist, died.
:Jimmy's Drive-in (Milford, New Jersey) opened.
:Vostok 2 (USSR) launched.
:Jamaica attained independence.
:Luci Baines Johnson married Patrick Nugent.
:Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) died.
:Kurt Kasznar, actor, died.
:First horserace with purse of more than $2 million.
:Harry Reasoner, TV reporter, died.
:Battle of Boyaca (Colombia).
:Order of the Purple Heart established.
:US War Department established.
:Union forces re-took Fort Filmore (New Mexico Territory).
:Revolving door patented.
:George Harbo and Frank Samuelsen finish rowing from New York to
:Rabindranath Tagore, Hindu poet and mystic, died.
:US Marines landed on Guadalcanal.
:First photograph of Earth taken from space (Explorer VI).
:Titov orbited the earth 17 times.
:Jacqueline Kennedy became the first wife of a president to give
:birth while he was in the White House since the days of Grover
:"Gulf of Tonkin Resolution" approved.
:Apollo-15 splashed down despite failure of one of its three
:Love Canal (New York) declared a disaster area.
:Russia announced it granted political asylum to Edward Lee Howard.
:Congressman M. Leland died in a plane crash enroute to Ethiopia.
:Bonza Bottler Day.
:Fete Des Cuisinieres (French West Indies).
:Middle Children's Day.
:Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbors' Porch Night.
:First steam-powered locomotive (Stourbridge Lion) operated in US.
:Mimeograph patented (Edison - Menlo Park, New Jersey).
:First official visit by a US president to Indians of the West.
:Montenegro declared war on Germany.
:German Luftwaffe began daylight raids on Britain.
:General Eisenhower given command of Allied invasion of North
:Russia declared war on Japan.
:The Great Train Robbery ($7,368,000).
:Richard Nixon got Republican Presidential Nomination.
:Richard Nixon announced resignation.
:Pioneer Venus Multiprobe (US) launched.
:First night game held at Wrigley Field.
:Independence Day (Singapore).
:International Day of Solidarity with the Struggle of Women of
:Persia defeated Spartans at Thermopylae.
:First Harvard commencement. (9/23?)
:US-Canada border defined (Webster-Ashburton Treaty).
:Jesse Owens won fourth Olympic gold medal.
:Atomic bomb ("Fat Man") dropped on Nagasaki (11:02 am).
:Sharon Tate and four others killed by members of Charles Manson's
:Richard Nixon resigned the Presidency (12:00 noon).
:Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer, died.
:Largest crowd during baseball All-Star game (72,086, Cleveland).
:Retired Navy Lt. Commander Arthur Walker convicted of spying for
:Independence Day (Ecuador).
of Maine granted to John Mason and Ferdinando Gorges.
VI of Spain died.
pluribus unum" (Out of many one) adopted as US motto.
became 24th US state.
incorporated (population 200).
Academy (Canaan, New Hampshire) burned after 14 blacks
Institute established (bequest by J. Smithson).
of Wilson's Creek.
picture projector patented (O.B. Brown - Malden,
electric streetcar ran (Baltimore).
Stephen married Leonard Woolf.
stricken with polio.
Hutchings Goddard, "father of the space age," died.
13 (US) launched.
Orbiter 1 (US) launched.
murders ("The Manson Family").
and Panama agreed to transfer the canal in the year 2000.
day of filming "Octopussy."
:Independence Day (Chad).
:King Hussein's Accession to Throne (Jordan).
Douglass, runaway slave, first spoke in public.
Hall, US astronomer, discovered the two moons of Mars
:(Phobos and Deimos).
Carmichael McIntosh Fillmore, second wife of Millard
Maria de Hostos, Puerto Rican patriot, died.
distress signal first used by an American ship (Arapahoe).
Carnegie, industrialist, died.
Wharton, American author, died.
ended seven year war in Indochina.
3 (USSR) launched.
Kingston Trio was mystery guest on "What's My Line?".
began in the Watts section of Los Angeles (34 killed, 856
was broken for the construction of the Superdome (New
Lindsay, New York mayor, switched to the Democratic party.
Berkowitz ("Son of Sam") arrested.
postal strike ended after six weeks.
Carbide toxic gas leak (Institute, West Virginia).
:Birthday of the Queen (Thailand).
:Indian Day (Massachusetts).
:Umpire Appreciation Day.
police in America (New Amsterdam).
Philip's War (American Indians vs. white settlers in New
Amati, Italian violin maker, died.
Blake, English poet, died.
Stephenson, developer of steam locomotive, died.
Singer granted a patent for his sewing machine.
Johnson suspended Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.
Russell Lowell, US essayist, poet, and diplomat, died.
ended in the Spanish-American War.
Ruth played his last American League game (double header Red
:Sox vs. Yankees).
signed raising minimum wage from $.75 to $1.
I (US), first successful communications balloon, launched.
Lancaster Fleming, creator of James Bond, died.
US ground troops out of Vietnam.
successful flight of spacecraft on its own in Earth's
unveiled the IBM Personal Computer. (8/14?)
Jaynes Fonda, actor, died.
XXIII Olympic Games in Los Angeles ended.
Airlines Boeing 747 crashed in central Japan (520 killed).
:Battle of Flowers (England).
:Independence Day (Central African Republic).
:International Lefthanders Day.
:National Alcoholism Awareness Day.
:O-Bon Festival (Japan).
:Women's Day (Tunisia).
Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec, French inventor of stethoscope,
sun observed throughout the South.
John Trelawney, English traveller and author, died.
forces captured Manila.
taxi cab appeared in New York.
and Pitsburgh tied 8-8 (each had 38 at-bats, 13 hits, 12
:assists, 2 errors, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 hit batsman, and 1
Nightingale, English nurse, died.
experimental radio liscense issued.
speed record set (Los Angeles to New York in 12 hours, 25
:minutes, Captain Frank Hawkes).
George Wells, author-historian ("The Time Machine"), died.
African Republic proclaimed its independence.
wall began being erected.
Curtis, saxophonist, killed.
Snelling, Vermont Governor died.
:Independence Day (Pakistan).
:La Torta dei Feischi (Italy).
:Liberty Tree Day (Massachusetts).
:Victory Day (Rhode Island).
:Waddi Dhahab (Morocco).
Cologne Cathedral, largest Gothic church in northern Europe,
:began being built.
Cologne Cathedral, largest Gothic church in northern Europe,
Childress Polk, wife of James Knox Polk, died.
rebellion put down.
Rushmore figures proposed.
Social Security Act signed into law.
(Victory in Japan) Day (WWII ended).
Randolph Hearst, publisher, died.
Ritter Beard, US historian, died.
Ashton Smith, author ("The Double Shadow and Other
black page appointed to US Congress (Frank Mitchell).
German airliner crashed on takeoff (156 killed).
inning softball game began (Gagner's Diner 491 - Bend'n Elbow
cow mothered a wild ox (Bronx Zoo).
PC announced. (8/12?)
J. Sirica, US federal judge (Watergate), died.
:Blessing of shrimp fleet in Little Caillon, Louisiana.
:Independence Day (India).
:Liberation Day (South Korea).
:National Holiday (Congo).
:National Relaxation Day.
:Panama City Foundation Day (Panama).
:Santa Maria (Malta).
King of Scotland killed by King Duncan's son.
US Roman Catholic bishop consecrated (Father John Carroll).
first newspaper began publication.
Railway actually completed.
Canal officially opened.
(Frank Lloyd Wright's home) burned.
and Russia severed diplomatic ties.
Post, pilot, died.
Rogers, humorist, died.
Wizard of Oz" premiered (Grauman's Chinese Theater).
freed from Japanese domination.
rationing of gasoline and fuel oil ended.
movement obtained independence for Pakistan and India.
of the Republic of Korea.
Odetts, playwright, died.
spinning reel for fishing introduced (Chicago).
acre fire (Northern Idaho).
Woodstock Music Festival began (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm).
day wage-price-rent freeze and 10% surcharge on foreign
inning softball game ended (Gagner's Diner 491 - Bend'n Elbow
de Klerk sworn in as acting president of South Africa.
:Palio of the Contrade (Italy).
:Restoration of the Republic (Dominican Republic).
Marvell, poet ("To His Coy Mistress"), died. (8/18?)
(Josias) Miller, English comic actor, died.
of Bennington (Vermont).
of Camden (South Carolina).
of Detroit captured by British.
Thomson, first official American record keeper, died.
original "Siamese" twins (Chang and Eng Bunker) arrived in
Northern newspapers brought to trial for Confederate
discovered in the Klondike region of the Yukon territory.
Centrifugal Railway patented (Edwin Prescott,
Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen, inventor of bunsen burner,
and Canada signed a treaty to protect migratory birds.
baseball player died in a major-league game (Ray Chapman,
:of Cleveland, hit by a Carl Mays, of New York, pitch).
Herman "Babe" Ruth, baseball player, died.
Mitchell, US novelist ("Gone With The Wind"), died.
Aaron Presley, rock singer, died.
Diefenbaker, Canadian lawyer and prime minister, died.
Fisher married Paul Simon.
Z. DeLorean acquitted of cocaine dealing.
pop singer, married Sean Penn, actor.
Bush chose Dan Quayle, "a man of the future," as his
:Anniversary of the Death of General San Martin (Argentina).
:Cat nights begin.
:Independence Day (Indonesia).
:National Day (Gabon).
goat domesticated (Armenia).
White returned to Roanoke, Virginia and found no trace of
:colonist's he had left there three years earlier.
Trumbull, US patriot, died.
Ohio (now Cincinnati) founded.
Fulton demonstrated steamboat operation (The Clermont).
Sumter shelled by Union forces.
(Martian satellite) discovered (A. Hall).
Upjohn, US architect, died.
public bathhouse with showers opened in New York ("People's
discovered in Klondike region of Yukon territory. (8/16?)
struck Galveston, Texas (275 killed).
and only major league baseball fatality (Ray Chapman -
aircraft owned by the US Forest Service in service
European bombing run undertaken by US forces.
withdrew from Indonesia.
first used (New York Times).
Manry, Cleveland newspaper editor, finished sailing the
:Atlantic (in a 13.5 foot craft).
Camille hit US Gulf Coast (248 killed).
Potter Aiken, US poet and short-story writer, died.
successful crossing of the Atlantic by balloon (three
Gershwin, composer, died.
meatpackers walked off the job at a George A. Hormel and Co.
Ali elected to "Ring" magazine's Boxing Hall of Fame.
Richard Rudolf Hess, last Nazi held in Spandau Prison,
Khan, Mongol conqueror, died.
Marvell, English poet, died. (8/16?)
de Balzac, French novelist, died.
Smith Taylor, wife of Zachary, died.
mail-order house catalog issued (A.M. Ward).
climbers reached the top of Mount Whitney (John Lucas,
:Charles D. Begole, and A.H. Johnson).
unassisted triple-play (Harry O'Hagen).
Lincoln's birthplace given to US as a national shrine.
Amendment to the US Constitution (women's vote) ratified.
Islands Bridge dedictated (FDR).
and Canada established a plan of joint defense against
:possible enemy attacks.
month old kitten, following a climbing party, scaled the
:Matterhorn (three days).
black attended a meeting of the president's cabinet
Bonanno married Rosalie Profaci.
by Vladimir Nabokov published in the US.
Howard Meredith, first black admitted to University of
C hit by Jack Hamilton pitch.
Loos, American author ("Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"), died.
Rose broke the all-time record for baseball plate
and Yankees completed the famous "pine-tar" game.
'84 Games opened in Moscow.
Laboratories, Inc filed for bankruptcy.
:Independence Day (Afghanistan).
:National Aviation Day.
Pascal, French philosopher and physicist, died.
Richardson, English novelist ("Pamela"), baptised.
Constitution sank HMS Guerriere.
Watt, Scottish engineer and inventor of steam engine, died.
milk patented (Gail Borden).
County Democrat" editor tarred and feathered for
spout 100' in diameter off Martha's Vineyard.
ocean liner Arabic torpedoed.
radio debut of "Amos and Andy" (NBC).
Hitler given sole executive power of Germany.
Aeronautics Administration honorary license awarded to
National Wildlife Refuge (US) established.
(France) beach raid.
used a midget as leadoff batter (vs. Detroit).
hit the northeastern US (200 killed).
Gary Powers, U2 spy plane pilot, convicted in a Moscow
nuclear power plant (Rowe, Massachusetts) began operations
5 (USSR) launched.
episode of "The Monkees" aired.
Hogg, founder of the Houston Symphony, died.
powerful earthquake in recorded history hit the eastern
US F-14's shot down two Libyan SU-22's over the Gulf of Sidra.
T-7 (USSR) launched.
ousted from power by a military coup.
:Constitution Day (Hungary).
collision, Lake Erie (250 died).
Theater founded (Dublin).
Quarantine Act came into effect.
Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, died.
Pius X (Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto), 257th Roman Catholic
Trotsky assassinated. (8/21?)
major league player to hit a home run (Tommy Brown, 17).
Soviet Union publicly acknowledged it had tested a Hydrogen
airline to fly faster than 800 mph (H.A. Hanes).
dogs and six mice survived Sputnik V orbit.
hit Turkey (3000 killed).
1 (US) launched.
2 (US) launched.
Xerox 914 copying machine presented to the Smithsonian.
Taylor, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance
:Ozma's (Queen of Oz) Birthday.
and Indians burned Haverhill, Massachusetts.
Mary Wortley Montagu, English author, died.
raid on Lawrence, Kansas.
Henry Ward Beecher accused of adultery.
Bar Association organized.
machine patented (W.S. Burroughs).
Mona Lisa stolen from the Louvre.
Ruth hit his 600th career home run.
Lawrence Thayer, author ("Casey at the Bat"), died.
Trotsky, Bolshevik leader, killed. (8/20?)
Nations building opened.
ordered construction of first nuclear submarine (Nautilus).
became 50th US state.
law declared in South Vietnam.
5 (US) launched.
Union and Warsaw Pact forces invaded Czechoslovakia.
first warned of global warming.
S. Aquino, Philippine opposition leader, killed.
:St. Columba reported seeing a monster in Loch Ness.
VII became English Sovereign.
Richard III died.
custom of sending written notes to US Senate began.
printing press patented.
Turner led an uprising of blacks.
America's Cup (then known as the "Hundred Guinea Cup") won.
US president to ride in an automobile (Teddy Roosevelt).
Collins, founder of Irish Republican Army, killed.
can for dispensing liquids under pressure patented
of Stalingrad began.
black tennis player accepted in national competition
arrived in New York for a concert at Shea Stadium.
pontiff to visit South America (Pope Paul VI).
Kenyatta, father of modern Kenya, died.
Thomas Farrell, American author, died.
Consumer Price Index announced to be unchanged (first time in
from Lake Nios, Cameroon killed 1734 people.
Ryan threw his 5,000th strikeout (Rickey Henderson).
of Felix Dzerzhinsky (KGB founder) dismantled.
:Liberation Day (Romania).
steamer service on the Great Lakes.
Hazard Perry, naval hero, died.
declared an independent nation.
graduation at a women's college (Mount Holyoke Seminary -
declared war on Germany.
Alley started (Chicago Tribune).
Alfonzo Rafaello Pietro Filiberto Guglieimi Di Valentina
:D'Antonguolla (a.k.a. Rudolph Valentino), silent movie idol,
Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti electrocuted.
Germany and Russia signed a non-aggression pact.
Equipment Corporation founded.
image of Earth from vicinity of Moon (Lunar Orbiter 7).
F-7 (US) launched.
Godunov, Soviet dancer, defected to US.
Gemayel elected president of Lebanon.
Rose banned from baseball for life. (8/24?)
:National Flag Day (Liberia).
:Mount Vesuvius erupted and destroyed Pompei, Stabiae, and
Bartholomew's Day Massacre (France).
awarded to William Penn.
Chatterton, poet and forger, died.
troops burned Washington DC.
observation post in Greenland established by US.
Parcel post system authorized.
Douglas Wiggin, author ("Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm"), died.
woman to fly non-stop across US (Amelia Earhart).
Battleship Bismarck commissioned.
128 around Boston opened.
Communist Control Act went into effect.
National Medal of Science authorized.
Dylan debuted (Newport).
detonated its first hydrogen bomb.
(60,916) choose old New England Patriots logo over new.
Nearing, US sociologist and author, died.
Rustin, civil rights leader, died.
Rose banned from baseball for life (A. Bartlett Giamatti).
II scheduled to encounter Neptune.
:Constitution Day (Paraguay).
:Independence Day (Uruguay).
Colonial Hurricane (20' tides).
of New Orleans founded.
Hume, Scottish philosopher, died.
declared independence from Brazil.
Faraday, English chemist and physicist, died.
person to swim the English Channel (Matthew Webb - 22
Wilhelm Nietzsche, German philosopher, died.
suffrage amendment approved by US Congress.
baseball game broadcast (KDKA, Pittsburgh).
Cubs faced 66 Philadelphia batters but won 26-23.
E. Byrd began Antarctic expedition.
Earhart completed transcontinental flight.
forces liberated Paris.
Knows Best" first broadcast.
Lincoln Rockwell, Nazi leader, assassinated.
black to win US men's singles tennis championship (Arthur
Champion, broadway director ("42nd Street"), died.
2 (US) at closest approach to Saturn.
Version 1.0 launched.
Capote (Truman Streckfus Persons), novelist ("In Cold
Gooden became the youngest 20 baseball game winner.
Smith, US schoolgirl who visited USSR, died in a plane
team to reach three million season attendance (64 games,
:Toronto Blue Jays).
:Aaron Burr Day.
:Bank Holiday (England and Wales).
:Susan B. Anthony Day (Massachusetts).
:Women's Equality Day.
:Roman forces under Julius Caesar invaded Britain.
erupted (36,000 died).
machine patented (Ottmar Mergenthaler).
Federal income tax declared unconstitutional.
James, American psychologist and philosopher, died.
women won the right to vote (19th amendment to US Constitution
:went into effect).
major league baseball game televised (W2XBS - Ebbets Field).
Werfel, Austrian author, died.
Soviet Union announced it had successfully tested an ICBM.
Hockey Hall of Fame opened (Toronto).
came under direct UN responsibility.
Hendrix gave his last performance (Isle of Wight).
15 (USSR) launched.
Boyer, French actor, died.
John Paul I (Albino Luciani), 263th Pope, elected.
31 (USSR) launched.
Nash Baldwin, founder of the ACLU, died.
:Liberation Day (Hong Kong).
:Lyndon B. Johnson's Birthday (Texas).
play performed in the North American colonies (Ye Bear and
of Long Island.
successful oil well in the US drilled (near Titusville,
troops captured Cape Hatteras.
arrest for automobile speeding (Newport, Rhode Island).
of the Apes" published.
Wilhelm Degross, German luxury liner destroyed.
Pact, outlawing war, signed.
Mencken married Sara Haardt.
W. Mellon, financier, died.
Frost disrupted a poetry reading by Archibald MacLeish by
:setting fire to a stack of papers.
troops began landing in Japan following their surrender.
Evans Hughes, Supreme Court Justice, died.
the Talking Mule was the mystery guest on "What's My
II (US) launched.
Edward Burghardt DuBois, US educator died.
Allen (Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen) died.
Epstein, Beatles manager, found dead.
Augustus Lindbergh, aviator, died.
(Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten killed.
Ekai sentenced in Kenya for killing "Born Free" Joy Adamson.
season base stealing record set (Rickey Henderson).
York" weapon system cancelled as ineffective.
Ray Vaughn died.
:Heroes Day (Philippines).
:Saint Augustine died.
Bay discovered (Henry Hudson).
Grotius, Dutch theologian, died.
Islands claimed for US.
Law Olmsted, American landscape architect, died.
jail sentence for speeding in an auto handed down (Newport
declaration of war against Germany took effect.
radio "commercial" broadcast (New York realty co., $100,
and lynching of Emmett Till.
Luther King led a civil rights rally in Washington DC
hit central Mexico (>525 killed).
Begin, Israeli Prime Minister, announced his resignation.
Gordon, actress, died.
Whitworth, "Walker family" Soviet spy, sentenced to 365 yrs.
Huston, director, died.
Italian stunt planes collided (Ramstein, West Germany) (70
Brewers had 31 hits vs. Toronto Blue Jays.
:More Herbs, Less Salt Day.
:Cleopatra bitten by an asp.
:John the Baptist beheaded.
last of the Inca rulers, strangled.
Hoyle, rules expert, died.
to prevent importation of obscene pictures and literature
windmill patented (Daniel Halladay).
Battle of Bull Run began.
Young, Mormon church leader, died.
patented (developed into the zipper) (Whitcomb L.
Suey invented (New York).
William Archibald Spooner, coined phrases like "swell foop,"
Soviet atomic bomb exploded.
Strom Thurmond ended a filibuster after talking for more
:than 24 hours.
returned to earth (Gordon Cooper and Charles Conrad).
played at Candlestick Park (last public concert).
Kimble caught Fred Johnson, the one-armed man.
de Valera, Irish independence figure, died.
in Cygnus was observed to go nova and became fourth
:brightest in sky.
Brock passed Ty Cobb's career stolen base record.
I. Newhouse, "America's most profitable publisher", died.
Thomas, radio news announcer, died. (1979?)
Bergman, actress, died.
parliament suspended all activities of the Communist Party.
:Huey P. Long Day (Louisiana).
:Santa Rosa de Lima (Peru).
:Victory Day (Turkey).
Arnold betrayed his country.
and bolt machine patented (Micah Rugg).
cents per pound tariff set on opium.
Battle of Bull Run ended.
US college music department established (Harvard).
Walsingham killed 1070 grouse in a single day.
US meat Inspection Legislation enacted.
Cobb's first at bat in the major leagues.
of Leningrad began.
Stationary Company sold the first felt-tipped pen.
(US), first black astronaut in space (Guion Bluford),
Shuttle Discovery (US) launched for the first time.
Helmsley, "hotel queen," found guilty of tax evasion.
jump world record set (29 feet 4.5 inches, Mike Powell).
:Independence Day (Trinidad and Tobago).
:National Day (Malaysia).
:Pashtoonian Day (Afghanistan).
husband of Lady Godiva, died.
V of England died.
Bunyan, author ("Pilgrim's Progress"), died.
Baudelaire, French poet, died.
lawn tennis national championship held.
major earthquake in recorded history of eastern US
:(Charleston, South Carolina).
movie projector patented (Thomas Edison, "kinetoscope").
the Ripper killed first victim (Mary Ann Nichols).
professional (American) football game (Latrobe,
automobile crossed US under its own power (52 days,
branch of the Communist Party founded.
radio news show broadcast (Detroit - WWJ).
pact signed by Russia and Afghanistan.
US national skeet-shooting tournament held (Indianapolis).
Carol hit New England, New York, and New Jersey (70
and Tobago became a commonwealth nation.
draft cards declared illegal in US.
Ford (Sean Aloysius O'Feeney), film director, died.
Rand (Helen Gould Beck), inventor of the fan dance, died.
founded in Poland.
giant squid captured alive (Bergen, Norway).
Ramirez arrested for "Night Stalker" killings.
Butcher, champion dogsled racer, married David Monson.
Bakker suffered an apparent breakdown during his fraud trial.
father and son combination to play together in major league