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Welcome to Today In History for Saturday, November 18, 2017.

On this day in history ..

Famous birthdays for this day ..


  • 1527 - Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter/sculptor
  • 1680 - Jean-Baptiste Loeillet, composer
  • 1736 - Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch, composer
  • 1742 - Felix Maximo Lopez, composer
  • 1772 - Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia Christian, composer
  • 1781 - Felice Blangini, composer
  • 1786 - Henry Rowley Bishop, British composer/conductor
  • 1786 - Karl Maria Friedrich Ernst "von" Weber, German composer (Freischtz)
  • 1787 - Louis-Jacques-Mand‚ Daguerre, French painter (daguerreotype)
  • 1787 - Sojourner Truth, abolitionist/feminist
  • 1803 - Cornelius Broere, Dutch priest/poet
  • 1808 - Antoine-Amable-Elie Elwart, composer
  • 1810 - Asa Gray, Sauquoit NY, botanist (Flora of North America)
  • 1810 - Benjamin Stone Roberts, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1875
  • 1812 - Jesse Johnson Finley, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1904
  • 1824 - Franz Sigel, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1902
  • 1824 - Isham Nicholas Hayne, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1868
  • 1832 - Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskj”ld, Sweden, Arctic explorer
  • 1835 - Americus Vespucius Rice, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1904
  • 1835 - Cesare Lombroso, Italian psychiatrist/criminologist
  • 1836 - M ximo G¢mez, BanŒ, general (Cuba)
  • 1836 - William Schwenck Gilbert, London, composer (Gilbert & Sullivan)
  • 1839 - August A Kundt, German physicist (sound vibration, test of Kundt)
  • 1845 - John F Mellaerts, Flemish social worker (1st Belgian farm gilde)
  • 1846 - Aloys, Liechtenstein nobleman/politician
  • 1860 - Ignacy Jan Paderewski, composer/1st premier of Poland (1919-20)
  • 1863 - Richard Dehmel, writer
  • 1869 - James E Sullivan, founder (Amateur Athletic Union)
  • 1871 - Amadeo Vives, composer
  • 1874 - Carrie White, oldest US woman (dies Nov 1990 at 116)
  • 1874 - Clarence Shepard Day, NYC, author (Life with Father)
  • 1874 - Riccardo Martin, composer
  • 1877 - Arthur C Pigou, English economist (Wealth & welfare)
  • 1881 - Percy Lesueur, hockey player/inventor (large goalie glove)
  • 1882 - Amelita Galli-Curci, Italy, operatic soprano (Cave of the Winds)
  • 1882 - Jacques Maritain, France, Catholic philosopher (exponent of St Thomas)
  • 1882 - Wyndham Lewis, English author/painter (Tarr, Apes of God)
  • 1887 - Dorothy Dix, [Elizabeth Gilmer], journalist (advice to the lovelorn)
  • 1888 - Frances Marion, SF CA, screenwriter/actress (Pollyanna)
  • 1889 - Maria Realino, [Frederikus Janssen], teacher (Botany of Cura‡ao)
  • 1895 - Ernst Levy, composer
  • 1897 - Jules Buffano, St Louis Mo, pianist (Jimmy Durante Show)
  • 1897 - Patrick M S Blackett, British physicist (nuclear reaction, Nobel 1948)
  • 1898 - Joris Ivens, Nijmegen Netherlands, director (Rain)
  • 1898 - Oswald Erich Sehlbach, composer
  • 1899 - Eugene Ormandy, [Blau], Budapest Hungary, conductor (Phila Orch)
  • 1900 - Constantin Alajalov, Russia, artist (Ditters & Jitters)
  • 1900 - Howard Thurman, theologian/author (Deep River, Deep in the Hunger)
  • 1901 - George Gallup, Jefferson Iowa, public opinion pollster (Gallup Poll)
  • 1902 - Barbara Giuranna, composer
  • 1902 - Jírgen Nielsen, Danish author (regional novels)
  • 1903 - Lillian Fuchs, composer
  • 1904 - Guido Santorsola, composer
  • 1904 - Theodore DN Besterman, British bibliographer
  • 1906 - George Wald, US, physiologist/biologist (eye, Nobel 1967)
  • 1906 - Klaus Mann, German/US author (Mephisto)/son of Thomas Mann
  • 1907 - Halldis Vesaas-Moren, Norwegian author/poetess
  • 1908 - Imogene Coca, Phila, comedienne (Your Show of Shows, Grindl)
  • 1909 - Johnny Mercer, Savannah Ga, lyricist (Moon River, Old Black Magic)
  • 1910 - Friedrich Weinreb, Polish/Neth theologist/economist
  • 1912 - Arthur Peterson, Mandan ND, actor (Major-Soap, Crisis)
  • 1912 - Jaap Meijer, [Saul van Messel], Dutch historian/rabbi in Paramaribo
  • 1916 - James L Lyons, jazz promoter
  • 1919 - Jocelyn Brando, San Francisco, actress (Ugly American)
  • 1920 - Alfred William Bedford, test pilot
  • 1920 - Louis Alfred Mennini, composer
  • 1921 - Peter Pocklington, NHL team owner (Edmonton Oiler)
  • 1922 - Luis Somoza Debayle, president of Nicaragua (1956-63)
  • 1922 - Marjorie Gestring, US, springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1922 - Viktor Afanasiev, editor (Pravda)
  • 1923 - Alan B Shepard Jr, East Derry NH, Rear Adm USN/astro (Merc 3, Ap 14)
  • 1925 - Alex Macintosh, broadcaster/actor (Hell Fight)
  • 1925 - William Robert Mayer, composer
  • 1926 - Dorothy Collins, Windsor Ontario, singer (Your Hit Parade)
  • 1926 - Kim Besly, activist
  • 1927 - Lawrence Kenneth Moss, composer
  • 1928 - Mickey Mouse, cartoon strip
  • 1929 - William Joseph "Pete" Knight, astronaut/test pilot (X-15)
  • 1930 - Sonja Ruthstr”m, Swed, cross country relay skier (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1933 - Jacques Charpentier, composer
  • 1935 - Frank Joseph Kofsky, teacher/writer
  • 1936 - Don E Cherry, US jazz trumpeter
  • 1936 - Hank Ballard, Detroit, rocker (The Twist (pre Chubby Checker)
  • 1937 - Rajinder Pal, cricketer (pace bowler in one Test India v Eng, 0-22)
  • 1938 - Karl Schranz, Austria, slalom (Olympic-1968)
  • 1939 - Brenda Vaccaro, Bkln NY, actress (Cactus Flower, Sara, Paper Dolls)
  • 1939 - John Cheek, Falkland Islands advocate
  • 1939 - Margaret E Atwood, author/poet
  • 1939 - Tom Johnson, composer
  • 1941 - David Hemmings, Guilford England, actor (Blow-up, Barbarella)
  • 1942 - Jeffrey Siegel, Chicago Ill, pianist (Chicago Symph)
  • 1942 - Linda Evans, Hartford, actr (Dynasty, Big Valley, Beach Blanket Bingo)
  • 1942 - Qabus bin Said, sultan of Oman (1970- )
  • 1943 - Susan Sullivan, NYC, actress (Dharma & Greg, Falcon Crest)
  • 1945 - Glen Walken, Astoria Queens, actor (Leave it to Larry)
  • 1946 - Alan Dean Foster, US, sci-fi author (Midworld, Flinx in Flux)
  • 1946 - Amanda Lear, French singer
  • 1947 - Jameson Parker, Balt Md, actor (American Justice, Simon & Simon)
  • 1948 - Andrea Marcovicci, NYC, actress (Gloria-Berrengers, Fran-Trapper John)
  • 1948 - Jack Tatum, Cherryville NC, NFL defensive back (Raiders)
  • 1948 - Ural Nazibovich Sultanov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1949 - Bonnie St Claire, [Cornelia Swart], Dutch singer (Tame me Tiger)
  • 1949 - Ted Sator, Utica NY, NHL coach (NY Rangers, Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1950 - Graham Parker, musician (Live Sparks, Mercury Poisoning)
  • 1951 - Marga Stubblefield, LPGA golfer
  • 1951 - Mark N Brown, Valparaiso In, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 28, 48, 66)
  • 1952 - Delroy Lindo, actor (Get Shorty, Ransom)
  • 1953 - John McFee, rock guitarist (Doobie Brothers, Clover)
  • 1953 - Kevin Nealon, Bridgeport Conn, actor (SNL, Hot Shot, Coneheads)
  • 1954 - Guy Innes-Ker duke of Roxburghe, English large landowner
  • 1956 - Katey Sagal, singer/actress (Peggy Bundy-Married With Children)
  • 1956 - Sinbad, [David Adkins], Benton Harbor MI, actor (1st Kid, Vibe)
  • 1956 - Tony Franklin, NFL kicker (Phila Eagles, New England Patriots)
  • 1956 - Warren Moon, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Seahawks, Vikings)
  • 1957 - Jenny Burton, NYC, rocker (Nobody Loves Me Like You Do)
  • 1960 - Elizabeth Perkins, Queens NY, actress (About Last Night, Big)
  • 1960 - Kim Wilde, [Smith], England, rock vocalist (You Keep Me Hanging On)
  • 1961 - Janice Lynn Kuehnemund, St Paul Minn, rocker (Vixen-Rev It Up)
  • 1962 - Jamie Moyer, Sellersville PA, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1962 - Jill Briles-Hinton, Elmhurst IL, LPGA golfer (1995 Women's Open-16th)
  • 1962 - Kirk Hammett, US heavy-metal guitarist (Metallica-Master of Puppets)
  • 1962 - Vladimir Vladimirovich Karashtin, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1963 - Dante Bichette, W Palm Beach FLA, outfielder (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1964 - Mike Withycombe, CFL corner (BC Lions)
  • 1964 - Seth Joyner, NFL linebacker (Ariz, Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
  • 1964 - Shawn Sheldon, Norwich Ct, 114« lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-96)
  • 1965 - Mark Petkovsek, Beaumont TX, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1965 - Matt Kabayama, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1966 - Darren Flutie, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1966 - Gwendolyn Hajek, Shreveport La, playmate (September, 1987)
  • 1966 - Ron Coomer, Crest Hill IL, infielder (Minn Twins)
  • 1966 - Tommie Stowers, WLAF tight end (Rhein Fire)
  • 1967 - Jocelyn Lemieux, Mont Laurier, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames)
  • 1967 - Tom Gordon, Sebring FL, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1968 - Gary Sheffield, Tampa FL, outfielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 1968 - Lubomir Sekeras, Liptovsky CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
  • 1968 - Mel Stewart, NC, 200m butterfly swimmer (Olympics-gold-92)
  • 1968 - Milica Vukadinovic, WNBA guard (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1969 - Cheryl Bachman, Jacksonville Fla, playmate (October, 1991)
  • 1969 - Lee Anne Ketcham, Tallahassee Fla, female pitcher (Silver Bullets)
  • 1969 - Raghib Ismail, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969 - Sam Cassell, NBA guard (NJ Nets, Houston Rockets)
  • 1970 - Allen Watson, Brooklyn NY, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • 1970 - Phil Buckman, Queens NY, actor (Slash-Drexell's Class)
  • 1970 - Toby Wright, safety (St Louis Rams)
  • 1971 - Kylie Hanigan, Australian 200m/400m runner (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 - Jason Arnberger, cricketer (NSW opening batsman 1994-95 -)
  • 1973 - Steve Christopher Petree, Okla, rocker (PC Quest-Can You See)
  • 1974 - Autumn Smith, Miss USA-Alabama (1997, top 10)
  • 1974 - Christian Schmidt, actor (Mllers Bro)
  • 1976 - Sandy Zubrin, Tamuning Guam, US diver (Olympics-96)

Famous deaths for this day ..

  • 0942 - Odo van Cluny, 2nd abbott of Cluny (924-42), dies
  • 1170 - Albrecht I "Bear", 1st margrave of Brandenburg (1150-70), dies at 70
  • 1603 - Elisabeth van Nassau, daughter of Juliana, dies at 61
  • 1630 - Esaias van der Velde, Dutch painter, buried
  • 1664 - Mikl¢s Zr¡nyi, Hungarian general/poet, killed by wild boar at 44
  • 1678 - Giovanni Maria Bononcini, composer, dies at 36
  • 1771 - Giuseppe de Majo, composer, dies at 73
  • 1796 - Catharina II, "The Great", tsarina of Russia (1762-96), dies at 67
  • 1822 - Anton Teyber, composer, dies at 66
  • 1822 - George Knowil Jackson, composer, dies at 65
  • 1827 - Wilhelm Hauff, writer, dies at 24
  • 1841 - Georg Chistoph Grosheim, composer, dies at 77
  • 1851 - Ernst August, duke of Cumberland/king of Hanover (1837-51), dies at 80
  • 1852 - Anton Bernhard Furstenau, composer, dies at 60
  • 1883 - Wilhelm Siemens, German/British physicist (steam engine), dies
  • 1886 - Chester A Arthur, 21st pres (1881-85), dies in NY at 56
  • 1887 - Eduard Marxsen, composer, dies at 81
  • 1887 - Gustav T Fechner, German psychologist/physicist, dies at 86
  • 1887 - Heinrich Panofka, German violist/composer, dies at 80
  • 1889 - William Allingham, Irish poet (Day & Night Songs), dies at 68
  • 1904 - Justus van Maurik, cigar manufacturer/author/head of Red Guard, dies
  • 1911 - Alfred Binet, French child psychologist, dies
  • 1917 - Henry Spiekman, social-democratic politician, dies at 43
  • 1918 - J¢n Trausti, [Gudmundur Magn£sson], Iceland author (G¢dir), dies
  • 1918 - Reggie Schwartz, cricketer (55 wickets for South Africa), dies
  • 1919 - Ferdinand Domela Newenhouse, anarchist (free socialist), dies
  • 1922 - Marcel Proust, French author (Recherche du Temps Perdu), dies at 51
  • 1929 - Henricus Van de Wetering, archbishop Utrecht (1895-1929), dies at 78
  • 1941 - Walter H Nernst, German chemist (Nobel Prize 1920), dies at 77
  • 1946 - Donald Meek, Scotland, actor (Stage Fair, Stagecoach), dies at 86
  • 1946 - John King, cricketer (scored 60 & 4 in only Test Eng v Aus 1909), dies
  • 1950 - Gerardus van de Lion, Dutch minister of Education, dies at 60
  • 1951 - John H Van Maarseveen, Dutch minister of Justice, dies at 57
  • 1951 - Vaclav Kalik, composer, dies at 60
  • 1951 - William Henry Bennett Vodery, composer, dies at 66
  • 1952 - Paul Eluard, French communist/poet, dies at 56
  • 1958 - Sivert Samuelson, cricketer (one Test S Africa v England 1910), dies
  • 1962 - Luc Haesaerts, Flemish art critic (Flandre), dies at 63
  • 1962 - Niels Bohr, Danish physicist (atom, Nobel 1922), dies at 77
  • 1965 - Henry A Wallace, VP (1941-45)/founder (Progressive Party), dies at 77
  • 1966 - Bela Tardos, composer, dies at 56
  • 1966 - Jean Peugeot, French auto manufacturer, dies
  • 1968 - Walter Wanger, US producer (Cleopatria), dies at 74
  • 1969 - Joseph P Kennedy, JFK/RFK/TMK father, dies in Hyannis Port Mass, at 81
  • 1969 - Leon Jongen, composer, dies at 85
  • 1970 - Hal Dickinson, singer (Modernaires), dies at 56
  • 1971 - Junior Parker, rocker, dies during brain operation at 44
  • 1972 - Danny Whitten, rocker, dies of a drug overdose
  • 1972 - Segundo Luis Moreno Andrade, composer, dies at 90
  • 1973 - Alois H ba, Czech (opera)composer (Neuland), dies at 80
  • 1976 - Man Ray, US artist (dada), dies at 86
  • 1977 - Victor Francen, actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio), dies at 89
  • 1978 - Jim Jones, US pastor, leader of Jonestown Cult, commits suicide
  • 1978 - Leo J Ryan, (Rep-Cal) & 4 killed in Jonestown, Guyana by members of Peoples Temple, followed by ritual mass suicide of 914 member
  • 1982 - Donald Dillaway, actor (Min & Bill, Platinum Blonde), dies at 78
  • 1982 - H Kipphardt, writer, dies at 60
  • 1987 - Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (5x Tour de France), dies at 53
  • 1989 - Henry de Vries, painter/poet (Toovertuin), dies
  • 1990 - Peter Schilperoort, saxophonist/clarinetist, dies
  • 1991 - Gustav Husak, president of Czechoslovakia (1975-89), dies at 78
  • 1992 - Dorothy Kirsten, US soprano, dies from stroke at 82
  • 1992 - Herman Musaph, psychiatrist/sexologist/co-founder (NVSH), dies
  • 1992 - Superman, fictional character, killed by Doomsday at 54
  • 1993 - Fritz Feld, actor (Errand Boy, Promises Promises), dies at 93
  • 1994 - Cab[ell] Calloway, US band leader/actor (Missourians), dies at 86
  • 1994 - Chris Joyce, photographer, dies at 51
  • 1994 - Michael [George] Somes, English dancer (Royal Ballet), dies at 77
  • 1995 - Miron Grindea, literary editor, dies at 86
  • 1995 - Ted Sannella, square dance caller, dies of cancer
  • 1996 - David Herbert, publisher, dies at 69
  • 1996 - John Vassall, spy/civil servant, dies at 72



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