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Welcome to Today In History for Monday, June 24, 2019.

On this day in history ..

Famous birthdays for this day ..


  • 1244 - Hendrik I, the Child, 1st count of Hessen (1256-1308)
  • 1322 - Johanna, duchess of Brabant/Limburg (Joyful Entry)
  • 1499 - Johannes Brenz, German theologist (Dutch Brentians)
  • 1533 - Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester/English commander-in-chief in Neth
  • 1542 - Juan de la Cruz, [de Yepes], Spanish Carmelet/poet/saint
  • 1546 - Robert Parsons, English jesuit (A Letter Disclosure)
  • 1561 - Rombout Hogerbeets, lawyer/pension minister of Leiden
  • 1572 - Jan Campanus, composer
  • 1590 - Samuel Ampzing, poet (Taelbericht der Neth Spellinge)
  • 1619 - Rijcklof Volckertsz van Goens, governor-general (Neth East Indies)
  • 1669 - Fran‡ois van Aerssen, Dutch vice-admiral (Suriname/Algeria)
  • 1746 - Jean Baptiste Rochefort, composer
  • 1747 - Johann Melchior Dreyer, composer
  • 1762 - Johann Paul Wessely, composer
  • 1771 - E I Du Pont, France, chemist/scientist (Du Pont)
  • 1783 - Johann Heinrich von Thnen, economist/geographer/farmer
  • 1797 - John Hughes, archbishop, founded Fordham University in the Bronx
  • 1803 - George James Webb, composer
  • 1804 - Stephan L Endlicher, Austrian priest/botanist
  • 1808 - Anna Caroline Oury, composer
  • 1811 - John Archibald Campbell, Asst Secy War (Confederacy), died in 1889
  • 1813 - Henry Ward Beecher, Litchfield Ct, clergyman/orator (Independent)
  • 1820 - Henry Rootes Jackson, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1898
  • 1822 - Birkett Davenport Fry, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1891
  • 1832 - Edward Harland, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1915
  • 1838 - Gustav von Schmoller, German economist (Lectern Socialism)
  • 1839 - Gustavus Franklin Swift, founded Swift & Co
  • 1840 - Louis Brassin, composer
  • 1842 - Ambrose Bierce, US, satirist (Devil's Dictionary)
  • 1847 - Gervais Bernard Gaston Salvayre, composer
  • 1848 - Brooks Adams, US philosopher (Theory of Social Revolutions)
  • 1850 - Horatio Herbert Kitchener, England, original Order of Merit member
  • 1851 - Peter S Kíyer, Danish painter/sculptor/graphic artist
  • 1852 - Victor Adler, Austrian Foreign minister (1918)
  • 1873 - Thomas Carl Whitmer, composer
  • 1877 - Aleksei M Remizov, Russian writer (Iveren)
  • 1879 - Agrippina J Vaganova, Russian ballet dancer
  • 1888 - Gerrit T Rietveld, Dutch architect (Juliana Hall, Sonsbeek Pavillion)
  • 1891 - Irving Pichel, Pitts PA, actor/director (Mme Butterfly, Oliver Twist)
  • 1895 - Jack Dempsey, "Manassa Mauler", heavyweight boxing champion (1919-26)
  • 1899 - Bruce Marshall, writer
  • 1899 - Chief Dan George, actor (Harry & Tonto, Little Big Man. Smith!)
  • 1899 - Magdalene Sz‚kely-Lulofs, Dutch writer (Honger tocht)
  • 1900 - Memphis Minnie, rocker
  • 1901 - Harry Partch, Oakland Calif, composer (Oedipus)
  • 1903 - Ernest Leslie Bouts, motor-racing driver
  • 1903 - Phil Harris, Linton In, actor (Anything Goes, Robin Hood)
  • 1904 - Kurt Kusenberg, German writer (Wein Auf Lebenszeit)
  • 1906 - Pierre Fournier, Paris France, violon cellist (Paris Conservatoire)
  • 1907 - Jose de Lima Siquiera, composer
  • 1908 - Hugo Distler, composer
  • 1909 - Milton Katims, NYC, conductor/violist (WOR-NYC)
  • 1909 - William G Penney, British physicist (1st British Atom Bomb)
  • 1910 - Denis Dowling, baritone
  • 1911 - Juan Manuel Fangio, racing driver
  • 1912 - Brian Johnston, cricketer (BBC radio commentator & cake connoisseur)
  • 1912 - Norman Cousins, editor (Saturday Review)
  • 1912 - Selwyn Powell, art editor
  • 1913 - John Kubris, Czech resistance fighter
  • 1913 - Max van Praag, Dutch singer
  • 1915 - Charles James Dunn, Japanese scholar
  • 1915 - Fred Hoyle, cosmologist (proposed steady-state universe theory)
  • 1916 - John Ciardi, poet/critic (translated Dante)
  • 1919 - Al Molinaro, Kenosha Wisc, actor (Murray-Odd Couple, Al-Happy Days)
  • 1920 - Bernhard Krol, composer
  • 1920 - James Eric Storrar, fighter Pilot
  • 1921 - Billy Casper, golfer
  • 1922 - Aadje [Alida WM] Lyre, Dutch twin daughter of Prince Hendrik(?)
  • 1922 - Rietje [Maria SC] Lyre, Dutch twin daughter of Prince Hendrik(?)
  • 1922 - Roy Elihu Travis, NYC, composer (Passion of Dedipus)
  • 1923 - Jack Carter, Bkln NY, comedian/actor (Amazing Dobermans, Octagon)
  • 1924 - Ranasinghe Premadasa, president of Sri Lanka (1989-93)
  • 1925 - Len Jagger, English businessman/multi-millionaire
  • 1927 - Joseph Pierce Jr, horse trainer
  • 1930 - Claude Chabrol, Paris France, director (Les Cousins, Oph‚lia)
  • 1930 - Herbert C Klien, (Rep-D-New Jersey)
  • 1931 - Billy Casper, SD Ca, golfer, 3-time PGA Player of Year ('66, '68, '70)
  • 1932 - David McTaggart, co-founder (Greenpeace)
  • 1934 - Bob Holthus, horse trainer
  • 1935 - Pete Hamill, Brooklyn, NY, journalist (NY Post)
  • 1935 - Terry Riley, Colfax Calif, composer (Spectra)
  • 1938 - Boris Lagutin, USSR, light-middleweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1964, 68)
  • 1938 - Lowell Cross, composer
  • 1938 - Walter Willison, Monterrey Park Calif, actor (McDuff the Talking Dog)
  • 1939 - Henry Lawrence Garett III, Miami Fla, Sect of Navy (1989-92)
  • 1941 - Graham McKenzie, cricketer (prolific Australian pace bowler 1961-71)
  • 1942 - Gerhart Roth, writer
  • 1942 - Michele Lee, LA Calif, actress/singer (Karen-Knots Landing, Love Bug)
  • 1942 - Mick Fleetwood, London, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way)
  • 1943 - Georg Stanford Brown, Havana Cuba, actor (Terry Webster-Rookies)
  • 1944 - Arthur Brown, England, rocker (Fire) [or May 24]
  • 1944 - Bruce Johnston, singer/bassist (Beachboys-Surfin' Girl) [or Apr 26]
  • 1944 - Chris Wood, rocker (Traffic)
  • 1944 - Jeff Beck, Surrey England, singer/guitarist (Jeff Beck Group)
  • 1945 - Betty Stove, Netherlands, tennis player (US Doubles 1972)
  • 1945 - Colin Blunstone, England, rocker (Zombies-Never Even Thought)
  • 1945 - George E Pataki, Peekskill NY, (Gov-R-NY, 1995- )
  • 1946 - Ellison S Onizuka, Hawaii, Mjr USAF/ast (STS 51C, 51L-Chal disaster)
  • 1946 - Robert Reich, US Sec of Labor (Clinton)
  • 1947 - Marianne Delgorge, singer/actress (Ice Cream Soda)
  • 1947 - Peter Weller, Stevens Point WI, actor (Robocop, Of Unknown Origin)
  • 1948 - Patrick Morza, Morges Switzerland, rock keyboardist (Yes)
  • 1949 - John Illsley, Leicester England, rock bassist (Dire Straits)
  • 1950 - Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, Kingston Jamaica, rocker (Black Uhuru)
  • 1950 - L‚on J P M Frissen, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1950 - Mercedes R Lackey, US, sci-fi author (Arrow's Fall, Magic's Pawn)
  • 1950 - Nancy Allen, NYC, actress (Carrie, 1941, Robocop, Dress to Kill)
  • 1951 - Ivar Formo, Norway, 50K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1951 - Raelene Boyle, Australia, sprinter (Oly-Silver-72)
  • 1955 - Loren Lloyd Roberts, San Luis Obispo CA, PGA golfer (Nestle-1994, 95)
  • 1957 - Astro, [Terrence Wilson], England, rock vocalist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • 1958 - Victor M Gerena, NYC, security guard robbed $7 million (FBI wanted)
  • 1959 - Andy McClusky, rocker (Orchestal Manoeveres in the Dark-Electricity)
  • 1959 - Rob Delahaye, soccer player (MVV)
  • 1960 - Juli Inkster, Santa Cruz CA, LPGA golfer (Dinah Shore-1984, 89)
  • 1960 - Nate Carr, Erie Pa, freestyle wrestler (Olympic-bronze-1988)
  • 1961 - Bernie Nicholls, Haliburton, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 1961 - Curt Smith, Bath England, rock bassist/vocalist (Tears For Fears)
  • 1961 - Jim Laver Carter, Spring Lake NC, PGA golfer (1995 Anheuser-Busch)
  • 1961 - Natalya Shaposhnikova, USSR, sidehorse vaulter (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1963 - Duval Love, NFL guard (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1964 - David Daniel, jockey
  • 1964 - Gary Suter, Madison WI, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks, USA)
  • 1965 - Danielle Spencer, Bronx, actress (Dee Thomas-What's Happening)
  • 1965 - Patrick Jeffrey, Morristown NJ, diver (Olympics-5th-96)
  • 1965 - Shane Churla, Fernie, NHL right wing (LA Kings, NY Rangers)
  • 1965 - Uwe Krupp, Cologne Ger, NHL defenseman (Colo Avalanche, Germany 98)
  • 1966 - John Randle, Chicoutimi Que, golfer (1992 Canadian Tour Fall-3rd)
  • 1967 - Bill Huard, Welland, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
  • 1967 - Crystal Carson, Spaulding NE, actress (Cartel, Julia-General Hospital)
  • 1967 - Jeff Cease, Nashville, guitarist (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker)
  • 1967 - Olaf Hampel, WLAF offensive linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, Rhein Fire)
  • 1967 - Sherry Stringfield, Colo Springs Colo, actress (Laura-NYPD Blue, ER)
  • 1969 - Melissa Gurney, Calif, tennis player (Virginia Slims of SD, 1986)
  • 1969 - Sean Maye, 400m/800m runner
  • 1969 - Todd Lewis, Flint Michigan, 10k runner
  • 1970 - Carlos Yancy, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
  • 1970 - Glenn Medeiros, singer (Someday Love)
  • 1971 - LaMonte Coleman, NFL fullback (Pitts Steelers)
  • 1972 - Jose Simon, WLAF defensive tackle (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1972 - Mitch Berger, punter (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1972 - Shawn King, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1973 - Jere Lehtinen, Espoo Fin, NHL right wing (Dallas Stars, Oly-bronze-98)
  • 1973 - Michael Cheever, corner (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1974 - Adam Treu, guard/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1974 - Carrie Zarse, Chicago Il, diver (Olympics-96)
  • 1976 - Tyce Routson, Bellevue Wash, diver (Olympics-96)
  • 1977 - Cliff Bayer, NYC, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
  • 1980 - Kelly Dutra, Miss Rhode Island Teen USA (1996)
  • 1986 - Kaitlin Cullum, LA Calif, actress (Libby Kelly-Grace Under Fire)
  • 1993 - Primera, an Andean condor, hatched at Cleve Zoo, 5th born in captivity

Famous deaths for this day ..

  • 1475 - Albrecht von Eyb, German parson (Bamberg & Eichst„tt), dies at 54
  • 1519 - Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of Pope Alexander, dies at 39
  • 1572 - Adrianus van Gouda, lay brother, hanged
  • 1572 - Cornelis van Diest, lay brother, hanged
  • 1572 - Dani‰l van Arendonck, clergyman, hanged
  • 1572 - Joannes van Naarden, priest, hanged
  • 1572 - Ludovicus Voets, priest, hanged
  • 1629 - Carolus Scribani, Italian/Flemish jesuit/writer, dies at 67
  • 1643 - John Hampden, English politician, dies of injuries at about 48
  • 1652 - Andries Bicker, merchant/Amsterdam regent, dies at 65
  • 1673 - John of Paffenrode, ruler of Ghussigny/poet, dies in battle
  • 1707 - Kaspar von Stieler, German linguist/poet, dies at 74
  • 1712 - Simon van der Stel, Dutch gov of Cape Colony (1679-99), dies at 72
  • 1724 - Johann Theile, German composer (Adam und Eva), dies at 77
  • 1778 - Peter Burmannus Secundus, [P Burman], Dutch classicist, dies at 64
  • 1803 - Matthew Thornton, Irish/US physician/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 88
  • 1817 - Thomas McKean, US attorney/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 83
  • 1861 - Abdl-Medjid, 31st sultan of Turkey (1839-61), dies at 38
  • 1882 - Joseph Joachim Raff, German opera composer (Cavatine), dies at 60
  • 1891 - Ann Sheppard Mounsey, composer, dies at 80
  • 1894 - M F Sadi Carnot, president of France (1887-94), murdered at about 56
  • 1908 - Grover Cleveland, 22nd & 24th Pres (1885-89, 93-97), dies at 71
  • 1913 - Frank Lynes, composer, dies at 55
  • 1922 - Walter Rathenau, German foreign minister, killed by anti-semites at 54
  • 1933 - Sissieretta Joyner Jones, "Black Patti", US singer, dies at about 64
  • 1936 - Nandor Zsolt, composer, dies at 49
  • 1938 - "Digger" Robertson, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
  • 1944 - Rio Gebhardt, composer, dies at 36
  • 1952 - Lodewijk Mortelmans, composer, dies at 84
  • 1959 - Lou Bandy, Dutch revue-artist (Life Ain't Bad), commits suicide at 69
  • 1962 - Lucile Watson, actress (Great Lie, Model Wife, Florian), dies at 83
  • 1969 - Maria Belgado, entertainer, dies
  • 1969 - Ted Hecht, actor (Time to Kill, Song of India, Gangster), dies
  • 1969 - Willey Ley, US science writer, dies at 62
  • 1971 - Jack Good, actor (Father Goose), dies
  • 1971 - John Dunning, cricketer (4 Tests for NZ 1933-37), dies
  • 1971 - Kenneth Washington, actor (Sgt Baker-Hogan's Heroes), dies at 53
  • 1973 - Mary Carr, actress (Forbidden Trail, 2nd Wife), dies at 99
  • 1984 - William Keighley, dir (Man who came to Dinner), dies of a stroke at 94
  • 1987 - Hophnie Hobah Hines Johnson, cricketer (3 Tests for WI), dies
  • 1987 - Jackie Gleason, comedian (Honeymooners), dies of colon cancer at 71
  • 1991 - Martin Rosenblatt, actor (Splitz, Annie Hall, NY Stories), dies at 74
  • 1991 - Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter, dies at 91
  • 1992 - Juris Podnieks, cameraman/director (Commandant), drowns
  • 1992 - Tom Alexander, model/actor (Kurt-Forbidden Dance), dies of AIDs
  • 1992 - Tony LeMans, singer/songwriter, dies in a car crash at 29
  • 1994 - Leonarda da Vinci MacLaren, founder of the LSE, dies at 83
  • 1995 - Inshan Ali, cricketer (WI chinaman bowler 1971-77), dies
  • 1995 - John Reginald "Nat" Allen, planning enforcement officer, dies at 66
  • 1995 - John Richard Brinsley Norton, landowner, dies at 71
  • 1996 - Quinton Hazell, businessman, dies at 76
  • 1997 - Brian Keith, actor (Family Affair), commits suicide at 75



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