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Welcome to Today In History for Friday, June 22, 2018.

On this day in history ..

Famous birthdays for this day ..


  • 1478 - Philips de Schone, Archduke of Austrian/King of Castilia (Philips I)
  • 1611 - Pablo Bruna, composer
  • 1613 - Lambert Pietkin, composer
  • 1674 - Eugene J P, Earl of Merode, Belgian marquis of Westerloo
  • 1684 - Francesco Onofrio Manfredini, composer
  • 1701 - Nikolaj Eigtved, Danish architect (Christiansborg Castle)
  • 1732 - Johann Baptiste Hagenauer, Austrian sculptor (Mariens„ule)
  • 1741 - Alois Luigi Tomasini, composer
  • 1742 - Heinrich Gottfried Reichard, composer
  • 1757 - George Vancouver, surveyed Pacific coast from SF to Vancouver I
  • 1763 - Etienne-Nicolas M‚hul, French organist/opera composer (Le Jeune Henri)
  • 1796 - Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher (Sotsjinenija) [OS]
  • 1805 - Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian revolutionary (Il Apostolato Popolare)
  • 1814 - James Henry Lane, MC (Union), died in 1866 [or Jul 28 1833]
  • 1824 - Frederic Louis Ritter, composer
  • 1830 - Theodor Leschetizky, composer
  • 1837 - Paul Morphy, New Orleans, greatest chess player of all time (1857-61)
  • 1840 - Ernest Debes, German cartographer (Baedeker)
  • 1849 - Stephen C Massett opens at courthouse as 1st pro entertainer
  • 1855 - Sam Morris, Hobart, cricketer (Barbados parents only black Aus player)
  • 1856 - Henry Rider Haggard, author (King Solomon's Mine, She, Dawn)
  • 1859 - Frank Heino Damrosch, author/musician/teacher (found Inst of Music)
  • 1864 - Hermann Minkowski, German mathematician
  • 1869 - Hendrikus Colijn, Dutch premier (AR 1933-39)
  • 1882 - Jan H F Gr”nloh ("Nescio"), Dutch writer (De Uitvreter, Titiaantjes)
  • 1883 - Jose Rolon, composer
  • 1887 - Albert PAA Besnard, Dutch poet/journalist (Uprising & Remorse)
  • 1887 - Julian S Huxley, London, biologist/philosopher, Darwin's Bulldog
  • 1891 - Franz de Backer, Flemish writer (White Enemy)
  • 1891 - Harry Seymour, NY, actor (Boy Meets Girl, Tenderfoot)
  • 1893 - Aaro A Hellaakoski, Finnish geographer/poet (J„„peili)
  • 1893 - Osvald Chlubna, composer
  • 1896 - Francis C Denebrink, US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea)
  • 1897 - Norbert Elias, English/Dutch philosopher (Process of Civilization)
  • 1898 - Erich Maria Remarque, novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front)
  • 1898 - R M Remarque, writer
  • 1899 - Dorothy Devore, Ft Worth TX, actress (Narrow Street, Senior Daredevil)
  • 1899 - Michal Kalecki, Polish economist
  • 1900 - Jennie Tourel, St Petersburg Russia, mezzo-soprano (Met Opera 1943-47)
  • 1901 - Jack Whiting, Phila Pa, actor/singer (Marge & Gower Champion Show)
  • 1901 - Naunton Wayne, Wales, actor (Quartet, Hidden Room, Double Confession)
  • 1902 - Arnold J d'Ailly, dir (Nederlandsche Bank)/mayor (Amsterdam, 1946-56)
  • 1902 - David Burns, actor (Music Man, Hello Dolly!)
  • 1903 - Carl Hubbell, pitcher (NY Giants)-253 wins, 2.97 lifetime ERA
  • 1905 - Walter Leigh, composer
  • 1906 - Anne Morrow Lindbergh, author/aviator, Charles' wife
  • 1906 - Billy Wilder, Vienna, dir (Some Like It Hot, Apartment, Stalag 17)
  • 1906 - Richard Fanshawe, England, equestion 3 day event (Olympic-bronze-1936)
  • 1907 - Anne Morrow Lindbergh, aviator/author (Gift from the Sea)
  • 1908 - George Armin Goyder, businessman/social philosopher
  • 1909 - Katherine Dunham, dancer/choreographer (Casbah, Stormy Weather)
  • 1909 - Mike Todd, [Avrom Goldbogen], US director (80 days)
  • 1910 - Peter Pears, Farnham England, tenor (Death in Venice)
  • 1911 - Guus Jansen, jazz pianist (Net als Toen)
  • 1911 - Marie Philipsen-Braun, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • 1912 - Vit Nejedly, composer
  • 1913 - Wladyslaw Sila-Nowicki, Poland, lawyer (Solidarity)
  • 1914 - Lilo Hardel, writer
  • 1918 - Richard Eastham, Opelousas LA, actor (Not With My Wife) [or Jan 22]
  • 1920 - Chandrasekhar Sarwate, cricketer (batted in 9 Tests for India 1946-52)
  • 1920 - Gladys Marea Hartman, athletics Administrator
  • 1920 - Paul Frees, Chicago Ill, animation voice (Bullwinkle)
  • 1921 - Barbara F Vucanovich, (Rep-R-NV, 1983- )
  • 1921 - Gower Champion, choreographer (42nd Street, Showboat)
  • 1921 - Joseph Papp, Bkln, stage producer/director (Pirates of Penzance)
  • 1922 - Bill Blass, Ft Wayne Ind, fashion designer (Nancy Reagan)
  • 1923 - Jimmy Cameron, cricketer (brother of John WI batsman 1948-49)
  • 1926 - Ruth Zechlin, composer
  • 1929 - Ralph Waite, White Plains NY, actor (Cool Hand Luke, 5 Easy Piece)
  • 1931 - Henk Vonhoff, Dutch politician (VVD)
  • 1932 - Michael Horvit, composer
  • 1933 - Dianne Feinstein, 1st female mayor of SF/(Sen-D-Ca)
  • 1934 - Arthur Miller, legal reporter
  • 1935 - V V Kumar, cricketer (useful Madras leggie who only played 2 Tests)
  • 1936 - Kris Kristofferson, Brownsville TX, singer/actor (Amerika, Millenium)
  • 1936 - Verne Allison, singer (Dells-Open Up My Heart)
  • 1938 - Andrew Brown, film Producer
  • 1940 - Abbas Kiarostami, author/director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up)
  • 1941 - Ed Bradley, Phila, CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes)
  • 1941 - Michael Lerner, Brooklyn NY, actor (8 Men Out, Harlem Nights)
  • 1942 - Margreet M H Kamp, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • 1942 - Toyohiro Akiyama, Japan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11)
  • 1943 - Jimmy Castor, NYC, rocker/sax (Troglodyte, Jimmy Castor Bunch)
  • 1944 - Klaus Maria Brandauer, Austria, actor (Mephisto, Out of Africa)
  • 1944 - Michael Obst, German FR, coxsman (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1944 - Peter Asher, London, singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love)
  • 1944 - Steve Weber, guitarist, (Rounders-Holy "Boobs" Modal)
  • 1945 - Howard Kaylan, rocker (Flo & Eddie/Turtles-Happy Together, Eleanor)
  • 1946 - Andrew Rubin, New Bedford Mass, actor (Police Academy) [or Jan 22]
  • 1947 - David L Lander, Bkln NY, actor (Squiggy-Laverne & Shirley)
  • 1947 - Don Henley, drummer/singer (Eagles, Boys of Summer)
  • 1947 - Murray Webb, cricketer (NZ fast bowler in 3 Tests, 4 wkts at 117 75)
  • 1947 - Octavia E[stelle] Butler, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Wild Seed)
  • 1948 - "Pistol" Pete Maravich, NBA star (Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1948 - Nolan Clarke, cricketer (Barbados bat 1970-77, later Holland stalwart)
  • 1948 - Sue Roberts, LPGA golfer
  • 1948 - Todd Rundgren, Upper Darby PA, singer/guitarist (Hello it's Me)
  • 1949 - Alan Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie)
  • 1949 - Gary Moffet, Montreal, rock guitarist (April Wine)
  • 1949 - Larry Junstrom, rock bassist (.38 Special)
  • 1949 - Lindsay Wagner, LA Ca, actress (Bionic Woman, Paper Chase, Nighthawks)
  • 1949 - Meryl Streep, NJ, actress (French Lieutenant's Woman, Sophie's Choice)
  • 1950 - Murphy Cross, Harve de Grace Md, actor (Phyl & Mikhy, Perfect)
  • 1954 - Amparo Mu¤oz, Malgra Spain, Miss Universe (1974)
  • 1954 - Bobby Valentino, rocker (Fabulous Poodles)
  • 1954 - Charles T Canady, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • 1954 - Chris Lemmon, actor (Brothers & Sisters, Richard-Duet) [or Jan 22]
  • 1954 - Freddie Prinze, NYC, comedian/actor (Chico & the Man)
  • 1955 - LeAnn Cassaday, LPGA golfer
  • 1956 - Derek Forbes, rocker (Simple Minds-Water Front)
  • 1956 - Green [Gartside], rock vocalist (Scritti Politti-Flesh & Blood)
  • 1956 - Tim Russ, Wash DC, actor (Tuvoc-Star Trek Voyager)
  • 1957 - Garry Beers, Sydney Australia, rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt)
  • 1957 - John Ryder, rock bassist (Face To Face)
  • 1957 - Nick Santagata, jockey
  • 1958 - Bruse Campbell, actor (Army of Darkness)
  • 1960 - Colleen Devine, San Gabriel Cal, actress (Irreconcilable Differences)
  • 1960 - Tracy Pollan, NYC, actress (Family Ties)/aka Mrs Michael J Fox
  • 1961 - Bobby Gillespie, rocker (Primal Scream)
  • 1961 - Jimmy Somerville, Glasgow Soctland, rocker (Bronski Beat, Communards)
  • 1962 - Clyde "Glide" Drexler, NBA Guard (Houston Rockets, Port Trailblazers)
  • 1962 - Ruby Turner, rocker (No Where to Run)
  • 1963 - Anne-Marie Ruddock, rocker (Amazulu-Excitable)
  • 1963 - Randy Couture, Everett Wash, 198 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olymp-96)
  • 1964 - Amy Brenneman, New London Ct, actress (Janice-NYPD Blue)
  • 1964 - Greg Anderson, NBA forward/center (San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1964 - Kevin Sargeant, rocker (Thrashing Doves-Reprobate's Hymm)
  • 1964 - Mark Royals, NFL punter (New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions)
  • 1964 - Mike Edwards, British rock vocalist (Jesus Jones-Devil you Know)
  • 1964 - Nico Jalink, Dutch soccer player (Sparta, NAC)
  • 1965 - Tommy Cunningham, rocker (Wet Wet Wet-Wishing I Was)
  • 1966 - Camille Benjamin, Cleveland Ohio, tennis star
  • 1966 - Euan Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, English baron/multi-millionaire
  • 1966 - Meyrick Pringle, cricket pace bowler (South African)
  • 1966 - Paul Randolph, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1967 - Al Carlay, Manila Philippines, US fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 - Eric Green, NFL tight end (Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1967 - Mark van Hintum, soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1968 - Darrell Armstrong, NBA guard (Orlando Magic)
  • 1968 - Paula Irvine, Hollywood Calif, actress (Lily Blake-Santa Barbara)
  • 1969 - Derek Russell, NFL wide receiver (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1970 - Anne "Annie" Summertime Kakela, US rower (Olympics-4th-96)
  • 1970 - David Frisch, NFL tight end (NE Patriots)
  • 1970 - Rastko Cvetkovic, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1971 - Brant Brown, Porterville CA, infielder (Chic Cubs)
  • 1971 - Laryssa Biesenthal, Walkertown Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 - Benjamin Fairbrother, CFL offensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1973 - Cory Alexander, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
  • 1973 - Lacy Goranson, Evanston Ind, actress (Becky-Roseanne)
  • 1974 - Mark Wetges, Walnut Creek Calif, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
  • 1974 - Nicole Juvan, Essex Junction Vermont, Miss America-Vermont (1997)
  • 1981 - Lisa Moro, Victoria Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

Famous deaths for this day ..

  • 1276 - Innocent V, [Pierre the Tarantaise], Pope (1276), dies at about 36
  • 1527 - Machiavelli, writer, dies
  • 1535 - John Fisher, English bishop (1504-35)/cardinal, beheaded at about 65
  • 1735 - Pirro Conte d' Albergati Capacelli, composer, dies at 71
  • 1741 - Joseph-Hector Fiocco, composer, dies at 38
  • 1745 - Hubert Renotte, composer, dies at 41
  • 1754 - Nicholas Siret, composer, dies at 91
  • 1777 - Josef Christian, German sculptor, dies at 71
  • 1803 - Wilhelm Heinse, writer, dies
  • 1843 - Gabriele Prota, composer, dies at 88
  • 1874 - Howard Staunton, world chess champion, designer of chess pieces, dies
  • 1885 - Mahdi, [Muhammad Ahmed], Sudanese music reviewer, dies
  • 1897 - Ralph Abercromby, British meteorologist, dies at about 54
  • 1898 - Anton Kerner Ritter von Marilaun, Austria botanist, dies at 66
  • 1903 - George White, black resident of Delaware, lynched
  • 1906 - Fritz Schaudinn, German animal scholar: examined amoebasis, dies at 34
  • 1909 - Detlev [Freiherr Friedrich A von] Liliencron, German poet, dies at 65
  • 1910 - Marie, Princess of Wied/Orange Nassau, dies
  • 1922 - Henry H Wilson, Field Marshal, murdered in London
  • 1925 - Felix Klein, German mathematician (Riemannsche Fl„chen), dies at 76
  • 1926 - Hermann Suter, composer, dies at 56
  • 1928 - George Siegmann, actor (Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba), dies at 46
  • 1930 - Karl von Amira, German historian, dies at 82
  • 1937 - Jean-Joseph Rab‚arivelo, Hungarian poet, commits suicide at 36
  • 1940 - M A Noble, cricketer (giant of NSW/Australian cricket), dies
  • 1940 - Vladimir K”ppen, Russ/German/Aust meteorologist, dies at 93
  • 1945 - Isamu Tsjo, Japanese chief-staff 32nd Army, commits harakiri
  • 1945 - Mitsuri Ushijima, Jap lt-gen/commandant 32nd Army, commits harakiri
  • 1950 - Julio Fonseca, composer, dies at 65
  • 1954 - Don Hollenbeck, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), dies at 49
  • 1955 - Sadashiv Garpatrao Shinde, cricketer (7 Tests for India), dies at 31
  • 1955 - Wyllis Cooper, TV narrator (Volume One), dies at 56
  • 1961 - Betty Elder, actress (Annie Get Your Gun), dies
  • 1964 - Havank, [HF van der Kallen], detective writer (Shade), dies at 60
  • 1965 - Adriaan F Dussenbroek, Dutch doctor/co-founder (UNA), dies at 72
  • 1965 - David O Selznick, producer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 63
  • 1966 - Roger Blunt, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 330 runs, 12 wickets), dies
  • 1967 - Adrian Grigor'yevich Shaposhnikov, composer, dies at 79
  • 1969 - Judy Garland, actress (Wizard of Oz, Easter Parade), dies at 47
  • 1973 - Jacques Leon Wolfe, composer, dies at 77
  • 1974 - Darius Milhaud, French composer (Le boeuf sur le toŒt), dies at 81
  • 1979 - Emory Parnell, St Paul Minn, actor (Life of Riley), dies at 85
  • 1979 - Julius Sommer, dies of heart failure, buried in Dayton Ohio
  • 1981 - Lola Lane, actress (Zanzibar, Mystery Ship, Big Fight), dies
  • 1982 - Alan Webb, actor (King Lear, Challenge to Lassie), dies at 75
  • 1984 - Joseph Losey, director (Go-Between, M, Concrete Jungle), dies at 75
  • 1987 - Fred Astaire, actor/dancer (Royal Wedding, Let's Dance), dies at 88
  • 1988 - Bramwell Fletcher, actor (Mummy, Raffles, Svengali), dies at 84
  • 1988 - Dennis Day, actor/tenor (Jack Benny Show), dies of ALS at 71
  • 1988 - Ross Ford, actor (Reform School Girl, Jungle Patrol), dies
  • 1989 - Bengt Viktor Johansson, composer, dies at 74
  • 1989 - Lee Calhoun, hurdler (Olympics-gold-56, 60), dies at 66
  • 1991 - Cameron Miller, actor (Portrait of Claire), dies at 82
  • 1991 - Kevin O'Connor, actor (Bogie), dies of cancer at 56
  • 1992 - Chuck Mitchell, actor (Penitentiary), dies
  • 1992 - Frederic I Rinaldo, writer (Abbott & Costello meet Frankenstein), dies
  • 1992 - M F K Fisher, cook book author, dies of Parkinson Disease at 83
  • 1993 - Hannah Troy, fashion designer (petite), dies of heart attack at 93
  • 1993 - M'hammed Boukhozba, Algerian sociologist, murdered at 52
  • 1993 - Pat Nixon, 1st lady (1969-75), dies of lung cancer at 81
  • 1994 - Jack Davies, screenwriter, dies at 80
  • 1995 - Georges Yves Marie Congar, Dominican theologian cardinal, dies at 91
  • 1996 - James Leander "Leo" Nichols, honorary consul, dies at 65
  • 1996 - Ray Lindwall, cricketer (228 wkts 61 Tests for Australia), dies at 74
  • 1996 - Salah Abou Seif, film director, dies at 81
  • 1996 - Tertius Metcalf, businessman, dies at 63



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