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Welcome to Today In History for Monday, May 29, 2017.

On this day in history ..

Famous birthdays for this day ..


  • 1627 - Anne ML of Orl‚ans, duchess of Montpensier (Grand Mademoiselle)
  • 1630 - Charles II, King of England (1660-85)
  • 1673 - Cornelis van Bijnkershoek, lawyer/president of High Council
  • 1716 - Louis J M Daubenton, French zoologist
  • 1730 - William Jackson, composer
  • 1731 - Orazio Mei, composer
  • 1736 - Patrick Henry, US, patriot "Give me liberty or give me death"
  • 1741 - Johann Gottfried Krebs, composer
  • 1791 - Pietro Romani, composer
  • 1810 - Erasmus Darwin Keyes, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895
  • 1810 - Juan B Alberdi, [Figarillo], Argentina politician/writer
  • 1810 - Solomon Meredith, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1875
  • 1824 - Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 1825 - David Bell Birney, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1864
  • 1826 - Ebenezer Butterick, inventor (tissue paper dress pattern)
  • 1827 - Reuben Lindsay Walker, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1890
  • 1837 - Alexander F de Savornin Lohmann, Dutch minister/party leader (CHU)
  • 1837 - Luca Fumagalli, composer
  • 1839 - Ned Gregory, cricketer (bro of Dave, father of Syd Played 1st Test)
  • 1840 - Hans Makart, Austrian painter (Plague in Florenz)
  • 1843 - Emile Pessard, composer
  • 1846 - Albert Gy”rgy earl Apponyi, Hungarian minister of Education
  • 1851 - L‚on VA Bourgeois, French premier (1895-96, Nobel 1920)
  • 1852 - Jindrich z Albestu Kaan, composer
  • 1860 - Isaac [Manuel F] Alb‚niz, Spanish pianist/composer (Iberia)
  • 1864 - A H Borgesius, Dutch amateur astronomer
  • 1868 - Fr‚deric baron d'Erlanger, French composer/banker
  • 1874 - Gilbert Keith Chesterton, England, novelist (Man Who Made Gold)
  • 1880 - Oswald Spengler, Germany, philosopher (Decline of West)
  • 1881 - Frederik Septimus Kelly, composer
  • 1883 - William Beatton Moonie, composer
  • 1885 - Erwin F Finlay-Freundlich, British astronomer (theory of relativity)
  • 1890 - Francis de Bourguignon, composer
  • 1892 - Alfonsina Storni, Argentine poet (La inquietud del rosal)
  • 1894 - Beatrice Lillie, Toronto, comedian/actress (Around World in 80 Days)
  • 1894 - Josef von Sternberg, Austrian director (Der blaue Engel)
  • 1896 - George L Funke, botanist (Flower Physiology)
  • 1897 - Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Brno Austria, movie composer (Violanta)
  • 1897 - Ignace Lilien, composer
  • 1903 - Bob Hope, [Leslie Townes], Kent England, entertainer (famous profile)
  • 1904 - Robert Knox, bacteriologist
  • 1905 - Fela Sowande, composer
  • 1905 - Jan [Johannes] Teulings, Dutch actor/director (That Joyous Eve)
  • 1905 - Sebastian Shaw, Holt England, actor (Return of Jedi, Chimera)
  • 1906 - Hans Joachim Schaeuble, composer
  • 1906 - Terence Hanbury White, Bombay India, novelist (England Have My Bones)
  • 1907 - Desmond Shawe-Taylor, critic
  • 1909 - Neil R[onald] Jones, US, sci-fi author (Space War, Twin Worlds)
  • 1910 - Agnes Beatrice Read, medical social worker
  • 1911 - James Marjoribanks, British ambassador
  • 1911 - Louis Wain, agricultural scientist
  • 1912 - John B M R "John" Hanlo, Dutch poet (Go to the Mosque)
  • 1913 - Douglas Black, physician
  • 1913 - Iris Adrian, LA Calif, actress (Blue Hawaii, Bluebeard)
  • 1915 - David Jenklins, librarian (National Library of Wales)
  • 1915 - Igor Buketoff, Hartford Conn, conductor (Iceland Symph 1964-65)
  • 1915 - Lord Huntingfield, British agent to UN Secreteriat
  • 1916 - Carl M Story, fiddler
  • 1917 - John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Mass, (Sen-D-Mass), 35th Pres (1961-1963)
  • 1918 - Herb Shriner, humorist/TV host (Herb Shriner Show)
  • 1918 - Isabel Dean, Engl, actress (5 Days one Summer, Virgin Island, Ransom)
  • 1920 - Robin Haydon, British diplomat
  • 1921 - Clifton James, NYC, actor (Buster & Billie, David & Lisa)
  • 1921 - George Terry, chief constable (Sussex England)
  • 1921 - James Clifton, Spokane Wash, actor (Live & Let Die)
  • 1922 - Iannis Xenakis, Braila Romania, composer/architect/mathematician
  • 1922 - John Heerbecq, Church commissioner
  • 1923 - Earl of Morley, Lord Lt (Devon)
  • 1923 - Richard Worsley, quarter master General
  • 1925 - Kenneth Couzens, CEO (Coal Products)
  • 1926 - Charles Denner, Tarnow Poland, actor (And Now My Love)
  • 1926 - Iannis Xenakis, composer/architect/engineer
  • 1927 - Carl Toms, stage designer (1 Million BC, Moon Zero Two)
  • 1927 - Dick Hillenius, Dutch biologist/writer
  • 1927 - Trevor Holdsworth, CEO (National Power)
  • 1928 - Felix Rohatyn, Vienna Austria, investment banker (NY Big MAC Bonds)
  • 1929 - Anthony Grant, British MP
  • 1929 - Katie Boyle, [Lady Sander Saunders], British broadcaster
  • 1929 - Kennetgh Couzens, CEO (Coal Products)
  • 1930 - Eleanor Fazan, opera/show choreographer (Lassiter, Ruling Class)
  • 1931 - Carl Toms, stage designer
  • 1932 - Paul Erlich
  • 1935 - Andr‚ P Brink, South African writer (Dry White Season)
  • 1935 - Denis J Worrall, South African politician/leader (DP)
  • 1935 - Martin Garrod, Commandant General (Royal Marines)
  • 1936 - Arlene McQuade, NYC, actress (Rosalie-Goldbergs)
  • 1937 - Alwin Schockemohle, horse show jumper
  • 1937 - Irmin Schmidt, rocker (Can)
  • 1937 - Peter Kolman, composer
  • 1938 - Francis Thomas (Fay) Vincent, baseball commissioner
  • 1939 - Al Unser, auto racer (Indianapolis 500-1970, 71)
  • 1939 - Martin Garrod, Commandant General Royal Marines
  • 1939 - Nanette Newman, writer/actress (Endless Game, Of Human Bondage)
  • 1941 - Douglas Scott, mountaineer
  • 1941 - Roy Crewsdon, Manchester, rocker (Freddie & The Dreamers)
  • 1942 - Kevin Conway, NYC, actor (Flash Point, Cage of Angels)
  • 1943 - Bob Edgar, (Rep-D-PA, 1975-87)
  • 1943 - E Thomas Coleman, (Rep-R-MO, 1976- )
  • 1943 - Terry Pavey, editor (TV Times)
  • 1944 - Helmut Berger, actor (Ash Wednesday, Damned, Picture of Dorian Gray)
  • 1944 - Quentin Davies, MP (C)
  • 1945 - Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, Minister of State (Scotland)
  • 1945 - Martin Pipe, horse trainer
  • 1945 - Mike Rossi, rocker (Status Quo)
  • 1946 - Robin Johnson, Brooklyn, actress (Times Square)
  • 1947 - Mark Nelson, Brooklyn NY, crew member (Biosphere 2)
  • 1948 - Anthony Geary, Coalville Utah, actor (Luke/Bill-General Hospital)
  • 1948 - Linda Esther Gray, opera singer
  • 1948 - Michael Berkley, composer/broadcaster
  • 1949 - Francis Rossi, guitarist (Status Quo-Picture of a Matchstick Man)
  • 1949 - Gary Brooker, rock keyboardist (Procol Harum)
  • 1950 - Rebbie [Maureen] Jackson, Gary Indiana, singer (R U Tuff Enuff)
  • 1950 - Talat Ali, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in ten Tests 1972-80)
  • 1952 - Louise Cooper, UK, sci-fi author (Nemesis, Inferno, Infanta, Nocturne)
  • 1953 - Danny Elfman, LA Calif, composer (Simspon Show Theme)
  • 1953 - Ranji Nanan, cricketer (Trinidad off-spinner, 1 Test v Pakistan 1981)
  • 1953 - Rick Henderson, Beaumont Tx, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around)
  • 1955 - Jerry Dengler, Colo Springs, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around)
  • 1955 - John Hinckley Jr, shot & wounded Pres Reagan (1981)
  • 1955 - Mike Porcaro, rock bassist (Toto-Roseanna, Africa)
  • 1956 - Greg R, rocker (Bad)
  • 1956 - La Toya Yvette Jackson, Gary Indiana, singer (Playboy, Millipede)
  • 1956 - Larry Blackmon, rocker (Cameo-Alligator Woman)
  • 1958 - Annette Bening, Topeka KS, actress (Grifters, Bugsy, Valmont) [or 5/5]
  • 1958 - Ivar Sisniega, M‚xico, pentathelete (Olympic-1980)
  • 1958 - Sam Clancy, WLAF defensive assistant coach (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1959 - Mel Gaynor, Glasgow Scotland, rock drummer (Simple Minds-Water Front)
  • 1959 - Rupert Everett, actor (Princess Daisy, Another Country)
  • 1959 - Tamayo Otsuki, actress (Mrs Yamagami-Davis Rules)
  • 1960 - Adrian Paul, London England, actor (Dance to Win, Highlander)
  • 1961 - David Palmer, heavy metal drummer (ABC, AC/DC)
  • 1961 - Melissa Etheridge, US singer/songwriter/guitarist (Never Enough)
  • 1961 - Todd Boonstra, Minneapolis Minn, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
  • 1962 - Eric Davis, LA CA, outfielder (Cin Reds)
  • 1962 - Gerry Norquist, Portland OR, Nike golfer (1990 Boise Open-5th)
  • 1963 - Lisa Whelchel, Fort Worth Texas, actress (Blair-Facts of Life)
  • 1963 - Tracey E Bregman Recht, Munich Germany, actress (Days of Our Life)
  • 1965 - Charlie Hayes, Hattisburg MS, 3rd baseman (Pitts Pirates, NY Yankees)
  • 1965 - Emilio Sanchez, Madrid Spain, Tennis player (1988 Olympic bronze)
  • 1965 - Jammo Myllys, Savonlinna FIN, hockey goalie (Team Finland, Oly-Br-98)
  • 1966 - Floyd Turner, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1967 - Bill Risley, Chicago IL, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1967 - Karina Orum, Denmark, golfer (Scandinavian champion 1989)
  • 1967 - Mike Keane, Winnipeg, NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1967 - Ray Bernard, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1968 - Brian Roche, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1968 - Duane Young, NFL tight end (SD Chargers)
  • 1969 - Toby Borland, Quitman LA, pitcher (Phila Phillies)
  • 1969 - Wiltrud Probst, Nuermberg Germany, tennis star (1992 Belgian Open)
  • 1972 - Bill Curley, NBA forward (Portland Trail Blazers, Minn Timberwolves)
  • 1972 - David Hendrix, NFL strong safety (SD Chargers)
  • 1972 - Kenny McEntyre, WLAF cornerback (London Monarchs)
  • 1972 - Kevin McDougal, CFL quarterback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1973 - Emma Johnson, Sydney NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 - Etdrick Bohannon, NBA forward (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1973 - Jason Dawe, North York, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1973 - Malcolm Allen, Wauchope NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 - Tiffany M Sloan, Orange county Calif, playmate (Oct, 1992)
  • 1974 - Barbara Mulej, Kranj Slovenia, tennis star (1992 Futures Germ)
  • 1974 - Kenny Bynum, running back (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1974 - Robyn Petroskey, Minneapolis Minn, figure skater (1996 Midwest champ)
  • 1975 - Alexander Zhurik, hockey defenseman (Belarus, Oly-98)
  • 1975 - Bianca Langham, Australian field hockey fullback/halfback (Olympic-96)
  • 1975 - Melanie Janine Brown, "Scary Spice", Leeds, vocalist (Spice Girls)
  • 1975 - Shoshanna Lonstein, NYC, girlfriend (Jerry Seinfeld)
  • 1977 - Brent Roberts, Leesville La, diver (Olympics-96)
  • 1977 - Danny Gerard, Mt Vernon NY, actor (Alan Silver-Brooklyn Bridge)
  • 1979 - Luann Roberts, Miss Alabama Teen USA (1996)
  • 1980 - Val‚rie Hould-Marchand, Riviere-Du-Loup QU, synchro swim (Oly-silv-96)
  • 1983 - Richard Jackson, Redlands Calif, actor (Ryan Meyers-Saved by the Bell)
  • 1989 - Danielle Riley Keough, grand daughter of Elvis Presley

Famous deaths for this day ..

  • 1453 - Constantine XI Dragases, last Byzantine Emperor, dies at 49
  • 1500 - Bartholomeu Diaz de Narvaez (Novaez), Portuguese sea explorer, drowns
  • 1544 - Jacobus Latomus [Jasques Masson], Belgian inquisitor, dies at about 68
  • 1546 - Cardinal Beaton, English archbishop of St Andrews, murdered
  • 1593 - John Penry, English congressionalist, executed
  • 1629 - Arnold Baert, Flemish lawyer/member of Great Council, dies at about 74
  • 1660 - Gy”rgy R k¢czi II, prince of Transsylvania, dies in battle
  • 1660 - Peter Scriverius, lawyer/historian, dies at 44
  • 1680 - Abraham Megerle, composer, dies at 73
  • 1691 - Cornelis Tromp, admiral-general/son of Maarten T, dies at 61
  • 1750 - Giuseppe Porsile, composer, dies at 70
  • 1788 - Jacques Aliamet, French etcher/engraver, dies at 61
  • 1814 - Jos‚phine, empress of France (1804-14), dies
  • 1815 - Cornelis de Gijselaar, politician/patriot, dies at 64
  • 1816 - Madame L'Ouverture, widow of Haiti's leader Toussaint L'O, dies
  • 1829 - Humphry Davy, scientist/inventor (Miner's safety lamp), dies at 84
  • 1833 - William Marshall, composer, dies at 84
  • 1862 - Franciszek Wincenty Mirecki, composer, dies at 71
  • 1869 - Philippe Vandermaelen, Flemish cartographer/publisher, dies at 73
  • 1877 - John Lothrop Motley, (History of United Netherlands), dies at 63
  • 1883 - Albrecht of Prussia, mistress of John van Rossum, dies at 73
  • 1883 - WFLC Marianne, princess of Orange-Nassau, dies
  • 1885 - Alfred von Meissner, Austria physician/writer (Ziska), dies at 63
  • 1892 - Baha'u'llah [Mirza HA Noeri], Persian founder (Baha'i), dies at 74
  • 1899 - Frantz Jehin-Prume, composer, dies at 60
  • 1905 - Leon Francis Victor Caron, composer, dies at 55
  • 1910 - Mili Alexeyevich Balakirev, Russian composer (Islamej), dies at 73
  • 1911 - William Schwenck Gilbert, Engl writer (Gilbert & Sullivan), dies at 74
  • 1922 - Jevgeni B Vachtangov, Armenian/Russian actor/director, dies at 39
  • 1923 - Adolf Oberl„nder, German painter, dies
  • 1924 - Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid/London), dies
  • 1933 - Frank Sugg, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests for England 1888), dies
  • 1934 - Eugenie Besserer, actress (Anna Christie, Madame X), dies at 65
  • 1934 - Heihatjir“ T“j“, Japanese admiral (Russian-Japanese War), dies
  • 1935 - Josef Suk, Czech violinist/composer, dies at 61
  • 1942 - John Barrymore, US actor (Beloved Rogue, Dinner at 8), dies at 60
  • 1943 - Hermann Hans Wetzler, composer, dies at 72
  • 1948 - May Whitty, actress (Gaslight, Mrs Miniver, Suspicion), dies at 82
  • 1951 - Dimitrios Levidis, composer, dies at 66
  • 1951 - Fanny Brice, Zeigfield Girl (Baby Snooks Show), dies at 59
  • 1951 - Josef Bohuslav Foerster, composer, dies at 91
  • 1951 - Robert Kahn, composer, dies at 85
  • 1955 - Dani‰l G van Beuningen, art collector, dies at 78
  • 1956 - Albert H Edelkoort, theologist (Christusverwachting), dies at 65
  • 1956 - Hermann Abendroth, German conductor (Gewandhausorkest), dies at 73
  • 1957 - George Bacovia [Vasiliu], Romanian poet/composer (Plumb), dies at 75
  • 1958 - Juan Ram¢n Jim‚nez, Spanish poet (Nobel 1956), dies at 76
  • 1961 - Uuno Kalervo Klami, composer, dies at 60
  • 1967 - Geronimo Baqueiro Foster, composer, dies at 69
  • 1970 - John Gunther, author/host (John Gunther's High Road), dies at 68
  • 1971 - Max Trapp, composer, dies at 83
  • 1973 - Eric Applewhite, entertainer, dies
  • 1977 - Goddard Lieberson, composer, dies at 66
  • 1978 - Bob Crane, actor (Donna Reed Show, Hogan-Hogan's Heroes), dies at 49
  • 1979 - Mary Pickford, actress (Coquette, Suds, Secrets), dies at 86
  • 1982 - Romy Schneider, actress (Cardinal), dies of cardiac arrest at 43
  • 1985 - 39, die at Heysel Stadium in Liverpool in a riot prior to soccor match
  • 1985 - Madge West, actress (Grandma-McLean Stevenson Show), dies at 93
  • 1987 - Alain Vincx, Belgian stuntman, dies in an accident at 40
  • 1991 - Coral Browne, Australian actor (Ruling Class), dies of cancer at 77
  • 1992 - Bill Beyers, actor (Wally-Capitol), dies of AIDS at 37
  • 1992 - Karl Carstens, president of RFA (1979-84), dies
  • 1992 - Peter John "Ollie" Halsall, guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 43
  • 1992 - Pippa Steele, actress (Vampire Lovers), dies of cancer at 44
  • 1993 - Billy Conn, boxer (fought Joe Louis 1951), dies of pneumonia at 75
  • 1993 - Tiny Hofman, Amsterdam activist (Nieuwmarkt), dies at 68
  • 1994 - Erich Honecker, president of German DR (1971-89), dies in Chile at 81
  • 1994 - Ezra Taft Benson, min of Agr/leader of mormon (1985-94), dies at 94
  • 1994 - Harry Levin, literary Scholar, dies at 81
  • 1994 - Jose Bohr, actor (El Traidor, Sueno de Amor), dies at 92
  • 1994 - Joseph Janni, producer, dies at 78
  • 1994 - Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson, drummer, dies at 61
  • 1995 - Margaret Chase Smith, 1st woman Rep & Sen (R-Me), dies at 97
  • 1996 - James George "Jimmy" Rowles, jazz pianist, dies at 77
  • 1996 - Jeremy Sinden, actor (Chariots of Fire, Ascendancy, Harem), dies at 45
  • 1996 - Tamara Toumanova, dancer, dies at 77
  • 1997 - George Fenneman, announcer (You Bet Your Life), dies at 77
  • 1997 - Jeff Buckley, musician, drowns at 30
  • 1997 - John Sengstacke, publisher (Defender), dies at 84



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