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Welcome to Today In History for Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

On this day in history ..

Famous birthdays for this day ..


  • 1610 - Jacob Neefs, Flemish engraver/publisher, baptised
  • 1657 - Manuel de Egues, composer
  • 1660 - Johannes Schenck, composer
  • 1685 - Cornelis Hop, Amsterdam regent/diplomat
  • 1726 - James Hutton, Edinburgh Scotland, geologist
  • 1738 - Johann Christoph Oley, composer
  • 1746 - James Hook, composer
  • 1750 - Frederic Thieme, composer
  • 1761 - Henry Scrapnel, English inventor (shrapnel shell)
  • 1770 - Manuel Belgrano, Argentina
  • 1771 - Sydney Smith, Woodford Essex, preacher/reformer/author
  • 1773 - Caspar G C Reinwardt, German/Dutch biologist
  • 1773 - Michael Gottard Fischer, composer
  • 1780 - William Hone, England, author/bookseller (Every-Day Book)
  • 1782 - Charles Waterton, eccentric naturalist/pioneer
  • 1801 - Frantisek Jan Skroup, composer
  • 1804 - Richard Cobden, West Sussex, founder (Anti-Corn-Law League)
  • 1808 - Jefferson F Davis, Ky, Pres of Confederate States of America (1861-5)
  • 1812 - Pieter Mijer, Dutch gov-gen of Neth Indies (1866-72)
  • 1815 - Martin Edward Green, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
  • 1819 - Johann Barthold Jongkind, Lattrop Neth, Dut/Fr painter (Winter Scenes)
  • 1819 - Thomas Ball, US, sculptor/painter/singer
  • 1824 - Charles Kinnaird Graham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1828 - Jean Alexander Ferdinand Poise, composer
  • 1828 - Jose Inzenga y Castellanos, composer
  • 1829 - Alfonse Charles Renaud de Vilback, composer
  • 1831 - Otho French Strahl, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
  • 1832 - Alexander Charles Lecocq, composer
  • 1839 - Paul Lindau, German playwright/critic (Der Herr im Hause)
  • 1840 - Eugeen van Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Morning Twilight)
  • 1841 - Eduardo Caudella, composer
  • 1843 - Frederik VIII CWK, King of Denmark (1906-12)
  • 1844 - Detlev [Freiherr Friedrich A von] Liliencron, German poet
  • 1844 - Emile Paladilhe, composer
  • 1844 - Garret Augustus Hobart, (R) 24th US VP (1897-99)
  • 1864 - Ransom Eli Olds, auto (Oldsmobile) & truck (REO) manufacturer
  • 1865 - George V, Saksen-Coburg [Windsor], King of Great Britain (1910-36)
  • 1867 - Bela Anton Szabados, composer
  • 1868 - Lvar Henning Mankell, composer
  • 1869 - Maria Radulphus, inspector on Cura‡ao (Radulphus College)
  • 1870 - Jules JBV Bordet, Belgian bacteriologist (syphillis, Nobel 1919)
  • 1873 - Otto Loewi, Frankfurt am Main Germany, physician (Nobel-1936)
  • 1877 - Raoul Dufy, France, Fauvist painter (Palm)
  • 1879 - Pieter J A Adriani, Dutch tax lawyer
  • 1887 - Emil Axman, composer
  • 1893 - Assen Karastoyanov, composer
  • 1895 - Kavalam Madhava Panikkar, India, diplomat (Asia & Western Dominance)
  • 1898 - Rosa Chacel, spanish novelist
  • 1899 - Georg von Bekesy, Budapest Hungary, physician (Nobel-1961)
  • 1900 - Gerard den Brabander, [Jan G Jofriet], poet (Nothing New)
  • 1901 - Maurice Evans, Dorchester England, actor (Maurice-Bewitched)
  • 1902 - Edward Wayne, physician (Queen of Scotland)
  • 1904 - Charles Richard Drew, pioneer of blood plasma research
  • 1904 - Jan Peerce, [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], NYC, tenor (NY Met Opera)
  • 1906 - Josephine Baker, dancer/Parisian night club owner (Folies-BergŠre)
  • 1906 - Louis Simmonds, bookseller
  • 1906 - Norman Gallichan, cricketer (all-rounder in 1 Test NZ v England 1937)
  • 1906 - Robert Brown Black, British diplomat/gov (Hong Kong)
  • 1906 - Walter Robins, cricketer (dynamic England leg-spin all-rounder)
  • 1907 - Antonio Emmanvilovich Spadavecchia, composer
  • 1908 - Adele Dixon, actress (Calling the Tune)
  • 1908 - Eddie Acuff, actor (Guns of the Pecos, Phantom Creeps, Outer Gate)
  • 1910 - Wilfred Thesiger, explorer/writer
  • 1911 - Ellen Corby, Racine Wisc, actress (Grandma Walton-Waltons)
  • 1911 - Mason Gross, Dr/TV professor (Think Fast, Two for the Money)
  • 1911 - Olaf Okern, Norway, Nordic skier (Olympic-medal-1948)
  • 1911 - Paulette Goddard, [Marion Levy], Switz, actress (Great Dictator)
  • 1912 - Richard D'Aeth, president (Hughes Hall Cambridge)
  • 1912 - William Douglas-Home, playwright (Now .. Barabbas)
  • 1914 - Eugene Fuller, polymath/linguist
  • 1914 - Ronald George Woodman, pilot
  • 1915 - Iris Meredith, Sioux City Iowa, actress (Son of Davy Crockett)
  • 1915 - Leo Gorcey, NYC, actor (Mannequin, Road to Zanzibar)
  • 1918 - Patrick Cargill, actor (Help, Hammerhead)
  • 1920 - Lord Brandon of Oakbrook, Lord of appeal (Ordinary)
  • 1922 - Alain Resnais, France, director (Providence, Hiroshima, Mon Amour)
  • 1922 - Ivan Patachich, composer
  • 1922 - M Alain Resnais, Vannes France, director (Melo, I Want to Go Home)
  • 1923 - Michael Jaffe, director (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge England)
  • 1924 - David Richard Holloway, literary Editor
  • 1924 - Michael Gow, commandant (Royal College of Defense Studies)
  • 1925 - Gerhard Zwerenz, writer
  • 1925 - Thomas Winning, Roman Catholic archbishop (Glasgow)
  • 1925 - Tony Curtis, [Bernard Schwartz], Bronx, NY, actor (Some Like It Hot)
  • 1926 - Allen Ginsberg, Newark NJ, beat poet (Howl)
  • 1926 - Carlos Veerhoff, composer
  • 1926 - Colleen Dewhurst, Montreal Canada, actress (Maggie-Blue & Grey)
  • 1926 - Hamilton Fish Jr, (Rep-R-NY, 1969- )
  • 1926 - Janez Maticic, composer
  • 1926 - Roscoe G Bartlett, (Rep-R-Maryland)
  • 1927 - Boots Randolph, Paducah KY, saxophonist (Yakety Sax)
  • 1928 - Donald Judd, US, sculptor (minimal art)
  • 1928 - John Reid, cricketer (prolific NZ batsman 1949-65)
  • 1928 - Sheila Faith, MP/MEP
  • 1929 - Chuck Barris, Phila, TV game show producer/host (Gong Show) [or 6/2]
  • 1929 - Howard Yanks, founder (Philadelphia folk festival)
  • 1930 - Marion [Eleanor] Zimmer Bradley [Breen], sci-fi author (Storm Queen)
  • 1930 - Michael Melle, cricketer (South African pace bowler of early 1950's)
  • 1931 - Francoise Arnoul, actress/composer (French Cancan, Jacko & Lise)
  • 1932 - Dakota Staton, [Rabia Aliyah], US jazz singer (In the Night)
  • 1934 - Jim Gentile, baseball player
  • 1935 - Edward McGrady, MP
  • 1935 - Raoul Franklin, chancellor (City University London)
  • 1936 - Colin Meads, rugby player
  • 1936 - David Nicholls, priest/theologian/political theorist
  • 1936 - Harry Pitt, vice chancellor (Reading University)
  • 1936 - Larry McMurtry, US scriptwriter (Lonesome Dove, Pulitzer 1986)
  • 1936 - Philip J Attenborough, CEO/publisher (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • 1937 - Solomon P Ortiz, (Rep-D-TX, 1983- )
  • 1939 - David Frederick Stock, composer
  • 1939 - Phil Gallie, MP
  • 1940 - Richard Edwards, cricketer (WI pace bowler 1968-69 Aust/NZ tour)
  • 1942 - Anita Harris, singer/actress (Follow that Camel)
  • 1942 - Curtis Mayfield, Chicago, rock vocalist (Freddie's Dead, Superfly)
  • 1942 - Duane Josephson, baseball player
  • 1943 - Billy Cunningham, NBA/ABA (Phila 76ers, Carolina Cougers)
  • 1943 - Eddie McGrady, MP
  • 1943 - Mike Dennis, rocker (Dovells)
  • 1944 - Edith McGuire, US 200m sprinter (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1944 - Michael Clarke, NYC, rock drummer (Byrds-Turn! Turn! Turn!)
  • 1945 - Hale S Irwin, Joplin MO, PGA golfer (1974 US Open)
  • 1946 - Anita Pollack, MEP (Labour)
  • 1946 - Earl of Cromer, managing director (Inchcape (China) Ltd)
  • 1946 - Eddie Holman, rocker
  • 1946 - Ian Hunter, England, rocker (Mott the Hoople-All the Young Dudes)
  • 1946 - John Paul Jones, [John Baldwin], rock bassist (Led Zeppelin)
  • 1946 - Tristan Rogers, Australia, actor (Robert Scorpio-General Hospital)
  • 1947 - Penelope Wilton, actress (Cry Freedom, Norman Conquests)
  • 1947 - Timothy David, diplomat
  • 1949 - David Evenett, MP (Conservative)
  • 1949 - Stephen Ruppenthal, composer
  • 1950 - Marlene Elejarde, Havana Cuba, 4x100m runner (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • 1950 - Suzi Quatro[cchio], Detroit, singer (Stumblin')/actress (Happy Days)
  • 1951 - Christopher Cross, Texas, singer (Sailing)
  • 1951 - David Ogilvie, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1977-78)
  • 1951 - Deniece Williams, [Chandler], IN, singer (Love Wouldn't Let Me Wait)
  • 1952 - Billy Powell, keyboards (Lynyrd Skynyrd-That Smell, Freebird)
  • 1954 - Cindy Ferro, LPGA golfer
  • 1954 - Dan Hill, rocker (Sometimes When We Touch)
  • 1956 - Danny Wilde, rocker (Rembrandts)
  • 1956 - Suren Nalbandyan, USSR, lightweight (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1958 - Ann Wilson, Brisbane Qld, golfer (1985 R/U NSW Open)
  • 1958 - Ibrahim Hussein, marathoner, (Boston Marathon-1988, 91, 92)
  • 1958 - Scott Valentine, actor (Nick-Family Ties, My Demon Lover)
  • 1959 - Sam Mills, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • 1959 - Tom Arnold, former husband of Rosanne Barr/actor (True Lies, Stupids)
  • 1960 - Barry Lyons, baseball player
  • 1960 - Carl Rackemann, cricketer (Queensland & Australian quickie)
  • 1960 - Jack Daugherty, baseball player
  • 1960 - Steve Lyons, baseball player
  • 1961 - Kevin Arnott, cricketer (Zimbabwe batsman, 101* v NZ 1992)
  • 1961 - Peter Glen Vidmar, LA Calif, gymnist (Olympic-2 gold/silver-1984)
  • 1962 - Connie Price-Smith, St Charles MO, discus thrower (Oly-5th-96)
  • 1963 - Deb Richard, Abbeville LA, LPGA golfer (1991 Women's Kemper Open)
  • 1963 - Sabrina Goles, Yugoslavia, tennis star
  • 1963 - Yuri Yuriyevich Krikun, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1964 - Nelson Liriano, Puerto Plata Dom Rep, infielder (Pitts Pirates)
  • 1965 - Suzan Kaminga, Austin TX, bodybuilder
  • 1966 - Wasim Akram, cricketer (brilliant Pakistani lefty fast bowler)
  • 1967 - Tam s Darnyi, Hungary, backstroke swimmer (Oly-gold-88, 92)
  • 1967 - William "Bill" Carlucci, Minneapolis Minn, rower (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1968 - Jon Baker, WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1969 - Ray Roberts, tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • 1970 - Andrea Congreaves, WNBA forward/center (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1970 - Carl Everett, baseball player
  • 1970 - Lanee Butler, Manhasset NY, mistral sailboat yachter (Olymp-11th-1996)
  • 1970 - Peter Newton, Kailua Hawaii, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 - Aaron Ledesma, baseball player
  • 1971 - Carl Everett, Tampa Fla, outfielder (NY Mets)
  • 1971 - Mark Parrish, Columbia MD, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1972 - Bryan Rekar, Oak Lawn IL, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1972 - Omar Douglas, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • 1972 - Robert Kennedy, cricketer (New Zealand opening bowler 1996)
  • 1973 - Charles Emanuel, safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973 - Sargis Sargsian, Yerevan Armenia, tennis star (1995 NCAA)
  • 1974 - Alison McCreary, Florence Alabama, Miss America (Alabama-4th-1997)
  • 1974 - Ashaundai Smith, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1974 - Bryan Still, wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1975 - Jamie Nails, offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)

Famous deaths for this day ..

  • 0545 - Chlotilde, wife of French king Clovis/saint, dies at about 70
  • 1107 - Kilidj Arslan I, Seldjoeken-sultan, dies in battle
  • 1594 - Michel Renichon, priest, executed
  • 1661 - Gottfried Scheidt, composer, dies at 67
  • 1679 - Jean-Francius Miller, painter, buried
  • 1688 - Maximilian H of Bayern, prince-bishop of Luik, dies at 66
  • 1732 - Pieter Vuyst, Dutch gov-gen of Ceylon, executed
  • 1764 - Hans A Brorson, Danish poet/bishop of Ribe, dies at 69
  • 1804 - Jean-Engelbert Pauwels, composer, dies at 35
  • 1809 - John "Christmas" Beckwith, composer, dies at 58
  • 1844 - Louis-Antoine, the Bourbon, French duke of Angoulˆme, dies
  • 1849 - Francois de Paule Jacques Raymond de Fossa, composer, dies at 73
  • 1858 - Julius Reubke, composer, dies at 24
  • 1861 - Stephen A Douglas, "Little Giant", senator (Lincoln Debates), dies
  • 1864 - James P McMahon, US Union colonel (164th NY), dies in battle
  • 1864 - Peter A Porter, US Union colonel (8th NY), dies in battle
  • 1872 - Heinrich Esser, composer, dies at 53
  • 1875 - Georges [Alexandre-C‚sar-L‰opold] Bizet, French composer, dies at 36
  • 1877 - Frank Pocock, British explorer, drowned in the Congo
  • 1877 - Sophia Frederika Mathilde, princess of Wrttemberg, dies at 58
  • 1881 - Japanese giant salamander, dies in Dutch zoo at 55; oldest amphibian
  • 1888 - Cark Reidel, composer, dies at 60
  • 1890 - Henryk Oskar Kolberg, composer, dies at 76
  • 1898 - Nikolai Afanisev, composer, dies at 77
  • 1898 - Samuel Plimsoll, English MP ( Folkestone), dies at 74
  • 1899 - Johann Baptist Strauss, Austria, composer (Waltz King), dies at 73
  • 1904 - Vincent Tancred, cricket (Bernard & Louis bro, Test for S A), suicide
  • 1913 - Josef Richard Rozkosny, composer, dies at 79
  • 1924 - Franz Kafka, Czech writer (Trial, Amerika, Metamorphosis), dies at 40
  • 1933 - William Muldoon, Belfast NY, boxing commissioner, dies at 88
  • 1943 - Folkert E Posthuma, Min of Agriculture, dies
  • 1946 - Michail I Kalinin, Pres (Supreme Soviet), dies at 60
  • 1948 - Hiroshi "Can" Kikuchi, Japan (stage)writer (Tjitj ka‰ru), dies at 59
  • 1949 - Amedos Peter Giannine, founder of Bank of America dies at 79
  • 1959 - Ole Windingstad, composer, dies at 73
  • 1963 - John XXIII, [Angelo G Roncalli], Pope (1958-63), dies at 81
  • 1963 - Paul Maxey, actor (Matt-Lassie, Mayor-People's Choice), dies at 57
  • 1966 - Alice Calhoun, actress (Flowing Gold, Between Friends), dies at 65
  • 1967 - Arthur Mitchell Ransome, critic/children's book author, dies
  • 1967 - Arthur W Tedder of Glenguin, British air marshal (WW II), dies at 76
  • 1967 - Gertrude "Mickey" MacFadden, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 67
  • 1967 - Hans Fischb”ck, Austrian financier, dies
  • 1970 - Douwe Hermans Kiestra, [Harm Harmstra], Fries boer/writer, dies at 70
  • 1970 - H G Hjalmar Schacht, pres Germany Kingdom bank/minister of Eco, dies
  • 1975 - Ozzie Nelson, actor (Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet), dies at 69
  • 1977 - Roberto Rossellini, Italian director (Roma citt… aperta), dies at 71
  • 1979 - Arno Schmidt, writer, dies at 65
  • 1981 - Carleton Coon, anthropology prof (What in the World), dies at 76
  • 1981 - Eric Dalton, cricketer (698 runs for South Africa at 31 72), dies
  • 1983 - Miroslav "Standa" Bares, actress (Te Gkek Om Los te Lopen), dies at 60
  • 1986 - Anna Neagle, actress (Courtney Affair)/dancer, dies at 81
  • 1986 - Arthur Charles Ernest Hoeree, composer, dies at 89
  • 1986 - Patricia Wheel, actress (Christine-Woman to Remember), dies at 42
  • 1987 - Andres Segovia, guitarist, dies
  • 1987 - Will Sampson, actor (From Here to Eternity, Yellow Rose), dies at 54
  • 1989 - Ruhollah Khomeini, Iranian ayatollah, dies at 89
  • 1990 - Tom Brown, actor (Judge Priest, Hello Sucker, Ex-Champ), dies at 77
  • 1991 - Andy Milligan, cinematographer/director (Sweeney Todd), dies at 62
  • 1991 - Eva La Gailliene, Brit/US actress/director (Resurrection), dies at 92
  • 1991 - Harry Glicken, volcanologist, killed by Mt Unzen Volcano in Japan
  • 1991 - Thomas C Lasorda, artist/son Dodger manager, dies of pneumonia at 33
  • 1992 - Patrick Peyton, Rosary Priest, dies of kidney failure at 83
  • 1992 - Robert Morley, actor (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 84
  • 1992 - William E Gaines, publisher (Mad Magazine), dies at 70
  • 1993 - Bob Fitzsimmons, NY radio DJ (WNEW AM/WABC AM/WHN AM), dies at 53
  • 1994 - Hub Matthijsen, violinist/bandmaster, dies at 52
  • 1994 - Jack Cowie, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 45 wkts at 21 53), dies
  • 1994 - Parmeso Emekrasha, buddhist Monk, dies
  • 1994 - Roger Wolcott Sperry, physicist, dies at 89
  • 1995 - Alastair Webster Mackie, poet/teacher, dies at 69
  • 1995 - Dilys Powell, film Critic, dies at 93
  • 1995 - Estelle Brody, actress (Safari, Kitty, Plaything), dies at 94
  • 1995 - Frank Waters, writer, dies at 92
  • 1995 - Jean-Patric Manchette, thriller writer, dies at 52
  • 1996 - Len Creed, bookmaker, dies at 79
  • 1996 - Peter Glenville, actor/director (Hotel Paradiso, Becket), dies at 82
  • 1996 - Tito Okello, Ugandan general, dies at 81



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