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Welcome to Today In History for Thursday, June 21, 2018.

On this day in history ..

Famous birthdays for this day ..


  • 1002 - Leo IX, [Bruno count of Egesheim & Dagsburg], Pope (1049-54)
  • 1577 - Giovanni Del Turco, composer
  • 1596 - Michael Fjodorovitsj, tsar of Russia (1613-45)/1st Romanov
  • 1640 - Abraham Mignon, still life painter
  • 1668 - Cajetan Kolberer, composer
  • 1688 - Alexander Pope, English poet (Rape of the Lock)
  • 1730 - Norinaga Moto'ori, Japanese scientist
  • 1732 - Johann Christoph Frederic Bach, composer
  • 1732 - Martha Washington, 1st, 1st lady (1789-97)
  • 1740 - Hendrik van Wijn, Dutch archivist (Algemeen Rijksarchief)
  • 1763 - Pierre P Royer-Collard, French attorney/philosopher
  • 1774 - Daniel D Tompkins, (D-R), 6th US vice-president (1817-25)
  • 1781 - Sim‚on-Denis Poisson, French mathematician (Poisson verdeling)
  • 1790 - Wilhelm Speyer, composer
  • 1805 - Karl Friedrich Curschmann, composer
  • 1817 - James Brewerton Ricketts, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1887
  • 1818 - Ernst II, duke of Saxon-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93)/composer
  • 1818 - Joseph Abel Haskin, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1874
  • 1823 - Edward Elmer Potter, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1889
  • 1839 - Joaquim M Machado de Assic, Brazil, writer (Epitaph of a small winner)
  • 1839 - Johannes P R Tak, Dutch liberal politician
  • 1839 - John Decatur Barry, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1867
  • 1839 - Machado de Assis, writer
  • 1844 - Ernest F Cambier, Belgian colonial pioneer (1st railway Congo)
  • 1851 - Daniel Carter Beard, US, organized 1st boy scout troop
  • 1859 - Henry O Tanner, artist
  • 1862 - Henry Holden Huss, composer
  • 1862 - Johannes Schlaf, writer
  • 1865 - Albert Herbert Brewer, composer
  • 1873 - Henry M Tomlinson, British writer (Sea & Jungle)
  • 1876 - Willem H Keesom, physicist (helium vast)
  • 1879 - Umberto Brunelleschi, Italian cartoonist/illustrator (Candide)
  • 1882 - Rockwell Kent, artist/painter/illustrator (Canterbury Tales)
  • 1883 - Fjodor W Gladkow, Russian writer (Cement)
  • 1884 - Claude "Auk" Auchinleck, British fieldmarshal North-Africa
  • 1891 - Hermann Scherchen, Berlin Germany, conductor (Nature of Music)
  • 1891 - Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian architect (Nuove Struttura)
  • 1892 - Hilding Rosenberg, Bosj”kloster Sweden, composer (Babels Torn)
  • 1892 - Reinhold Niebuhr, US, theologian (Nature & Destiny of Man)
  • 1893 - Alois H ba, Czech (opera)composer (Mother)
  • 1899 - Pavel Haas, composer
  • 1900 - Gunnar Ek, composer
  • 1902 - Wilhelm Maler, composer
  • 1903 - Al[bert] Hirschfield, St Louis Mo, cartoonist (NINA, NY Times)
  • 1903 - Alf Sj”berg, Stockholm Sweden, director (Fadern, Oen, Domaren)
  • 1903 - Dorothy Stickney, Dickinson ND, actress (And So They Were Married)
  • 1903 - Helene Costello, dancer/actress (Love Toy)
  • 1903 - Louis Krasner, violinist
  • 1905 - Jacques Goddot, French publisher (Tour de France)
  • 1905 - Jean Paul Sartre, existentialist/writer (Le Mur, Nobel 1964; declined)
  • 1906 - Luis Maria Millet, composer
  • 1909 - Kurt Schwaen, composer
  • 1910 - Bela Tardos, composer
  • 1910 - Charles Jones, composer
  • 1912 - Mary McCarthy, US, novelist (Group)
  • 1913 - Irving Shulman, author/screenwriter
  • 1914 - Jan Decadt, composer
  • 1914 - William Vickrey, economist
  • 1916 - Joe Bamford, British manufacturer/multi-millionaire
  • 1918 - James Bysse Joll, historian
  • 1920 - Helen Cattanach, British Army Nursing Service (QARANC)
  • 1921 - Frank Scott, Fargo ND, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • 1921 - H Heiáenbttel, writer
  • 1921 - Jane Russell, Bemidji MN, full-figured actress (Outlaw)
  • 1921 - Jean Kent, London England, actress (Adv of Sir Francis Drake)
  • 1921 - Joan Tetzel, NYC, actress (Hell Below Zero, Joy in the Morning)
  • 1922 - Jim McConnon, cricketer (England off-spinner against Pakistan 1954)
  • 1922 - Judy Holliday, NYC, comedienne/actress (Born Yesterday, Adam's Rib)
  • 1923 - John Compton, Lynchburg Tn, actor (Shannon-D.A.'s Man)
  • 1924 - Wally Fawkes, cartoonist/jazz clarinettist
  • 1925 - Maureen Stapleton, Troy NY, actress (Airport, Coccoon, Plaza Suite)
  • 1927 - Carl Burton Stokes, Cleveland, (Mayor-Cleve)/TV newscaster
  • 1927 - Jackie Collum, baseball player
  • 1928 - Judith Raskin, NYC, soprano (Susanna-Le Nozze di Figaro)
  • 1928 - V G Yershov, cosmonaut
  • 1929 - Agha Saadat Ali, cricketer (Paki bat in Test v NZ 1956, scored 8*)
  • 1929 - John Morgan, British ambassador (to Mexico)
  • 1930 - Gerald Kaufman, British MP (shadow Foreign Secretary)
  • 1930 - Mike McCormack, NFL offensive tackle (NY Yankees, Cleveland, Phila)
  • 1930 - Patricia Lindop, radio biologist
  • 1930 - Peter Marshall, police commissioner (London)
  • 1931 - Lawrence K Grossman, News president (NBC-TV)
  • 1931 - Margaret Heckler, US Secretary of Health & Human Services (1983-85)
  • 1932 - Bernard Ingham, press secretary (Margaret Thatcher)
  • 1932 - Lalo [Boris] Schifrin, Buenos Aires Argentina, composer
  • 1932 - Ocie Lee "OC" Smith, US jazz singer (Little Green Apples)
  • 1933 - Bernie Kopell, NYC, actor (Love Boat, Get Smart, That Girl)
  • 1934 - Wulf Kirsten, writer
  • 1935 - Fran‡oise Sagan, [Quoirez], Cajarc France, novelist (Bonjour Trieste)
  • 1935 - Monte Markham, Manatee Fla, actor (Second Hundred Years, Dallas)
  • 1936 - O C Smith, rocker
  • 1937 - Anna Davies, prof of Comparative Philology (Oxford U)
  • 1937 - John Edrich, cricketer (England left-handed batsman, 310* v NZ 1965)
  • 1938 - Dan Burton, (Rep-R-IN, 1983- )
  • 1938 - James Botten, cricketer (all-rounder in 1965 S Afr series v England)
  • 1938 - Ron Ely, Hereford Tx, actor (Tarzan, Doc Savage)
  • 1939 - Charles Boone, composer
  • 1940 - Joe Flaherty, Pitts Pa, comedian (SCTV, Blue Monday)
  • 1940 - Mariette Hartley, NYC, actress (Poloroid spokesperson, Marooned)
  • 1941 - Pia J Barendrecht, Indonesian/Dutch actress (Pinokkio)
  • 1942 - Marg Margolies-Mezvinsky, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • 1942 - William Bradford Reynolds, Conn, US asst attorney general
  • 1944 - Corinna Tsopel, Athens, actress (Man Called Horse)/Miss Universe (64)
  • 1944 - Frans Luitjes, Dutch athlete
  • 1944 - Jon Hiseman, rocker
  • 1944 - Miguel Danus, Vicens rocker
  • 1944 - Ray Davies, London, singer/guitarist (Kinks-Come Dancing)
  • 1945 - Chris Britton, England, rock guitarist (Troggs-Wild Thing)
  • 1946 - Brenda Holloway, US singer/songwriter (When I'm Gone)
  • 1946 - Kate Hoey, British MP (Lab)
  • 1946 - Malcolm Rifkind, British QC MP (Sect of State for Defense)
  • 1946 - Maurice Saatchi, English advertising CEO (Saatchi & Saatchi)
  • 1947 - Dana Rohrabacher, (Rep-R-California)
  • 1947 - Lex van Delden, Dutch actor (Soldier of Orange)
  • 1947 - Meredith Baxter-Birney, Ca, actr (Family Ties, Bridget Loves Bernie)
  • 1947 - Michael Gross, Chicago Ill, actor (Family Ties, FBI murders)
  • 1948 - Joey Malland, Liverpool, rock guitarist (Badfinger-Come & Get It)
  • 1948 - Leo Sayers, rocker (You Make Me Feel Like Dancing)
  • 1949 - Jim Bacchus, (Rep-D-Florida)
  • 1950 - Joey Kramer, NYC, hard rock drummer (Aerosmith-Toys in the Attic)
  • 1950 - Terry Miskolczi, Dunnville ON, Canadian Tour golfer (1976 Alberta-3rd)
  • 1951 - Nils Lofgren, Chicago, guitarist/singer/songwriter (East Street Band)
  • 1953 - Benazir Bhutto, 1st female leader of a Moslem nation (Pakistan)
  • 1953 - Charlie Moore Jr, baseball player
  • 1953 - Robyn Douglass, Sendai Japan, actress (Lonely Guy, Romantic Comedy)
  • 1954 - Anne Kirkbridge, actress (Deidre-Coronation Street)
  • 1954 - Jeremy Coney, cricketer (NZ captain turned them into world-beaters)
  • 1954 - Robert Pastorelli, Bkln NY, actor (Eldin-Murphy Brown)
  • 1955 - David Marshall Grant, Westport CT, actor (Legs, French Postcards)
  • 1955 - Leigh J McCloskey, LA Calif, actor (Dallas, Executive Suite, Gen Hosp)
  • 1956 - Mikhail Burtsev, USSR, sabres (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1956 - Rick Sutcliffe, pitcher (LA Dodgers, Chicago Cubs)
  • 1957 - Berke Breathed, cartoonist (Vegetarian, Bloom County, Outland)
  • 1957 - Mark Brzezicki, rock drummer (Big Country-Wonderland)
  • 1958 - Gennadi Ivanovich Padalka, Russian major/cosmonaut (SK: Soyuz TM-28)
  • 1959 - Kathy Mattea, country singer (Love at the Five & Dime)
  • 1959 - Tom Chambers, NBA forward, center (Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns)
  • 1961 - Kip Winger, rocker (Winger-17)
  • 1962 - Marc Copage, LA Calif, actor (Corey Baker-Julia)
  • 1963 - Jeff Musselman, baseball player
  • 1963 - Mike Sherrard, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • 1964 - Doug Savant, Burbank Calif, actor (Matt Fielding-Melrose Place)
  • 1964 - Kari Kennell, Colorado, playmate (Feb, 1988)/actress (Eric's Revenge)
  • 1964 - Sammi Davis-Voss, Kidderminster England, actress (Hope & Glory)
  • 1965 - Michael Dolan, Oklahoma City OK, actor (Hamburger Hill, Liberace)
  • 1966 - David Williams, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers, NY Jets)
  • 1966 - Nan Woods, actress (1 More Saturday Night)
  • 1967 - Derrick Coleman, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)
  • 1967 - Michele Smith, Califon NJ, softball pitcher (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1967 - Nicole Kidman, Honolulu Hawaii, actress (Dead Calm, Far & Away)
  • 1967 - Robert Drummond, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1967 - Tim Simenson, rocker (Bomb the Bass)
  • 1968 - Alastair Campbell Mackintosh, Hamilton NZ, coxless rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1968 - Brandon Douglas, Okla City, actor (Dr Quinn, Father's Homecoming)
  • 1968 - Darryl Shannon, Barrie, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1968 - Henry Newby, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1969 - Chris Perez, CFL tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1969 - Donovan Osborne, Roseville CA, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1970 - Brandon Moore, NFL tackle (NE Patriots)
  • 1970 - John Roethlisberger, Afton Minn, gymnast (Olympics-5th-96)
  • 1971 - Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, Crown Prince/son of King of Nepal
  • 1971 - Nicole Stevenson, Melbourne Australia, backstroker (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
  • 1971 - Tyrone Drakeford, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers)
  • 1972 - Andrew Jordan, NFL tight end (Minn Vikings)
  • 1972 - Billy Milner, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1972 - Heath Rylance, CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1972 - Jamal Ellis, NFL/WLAF cornerback (Denver Broncos, Rhein Fire)
  • 1972 - Marv Marshall, NFL/WLAF receiver (Buccaneers, Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1972 - Tony Berti, NFL tackle (SD Chargers)
  • 1973 - Alyson Annan, Sydney NSW Aust, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 - Juliette Lewis, LA Calif, actress (Natural Born Killers, Cape Fear)
  • 1973 - Merlakia Jones, WNBA guard/forward (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1973 - Sammie Burroughs, linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1974 - Rob Kelly, safety (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1976 - Natalia Cronenbold Aguilera, Miss Universe-Bolivia (1996)
  • 1977 - Jochen Hecht, Mannheim GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1982 - William of Wales, son of Prince Chuck & Lady Di

Famous deaths for this day ..

  • 0524 - Chlodomir, king of the France to Orl‚ans (511-24), dies at about 28
  • 1208 - Philips van Zwaben Hohenstaufen, Roman-German King, dies
  • 1377 - Edward III, king of England (1327-77), dies
  • 1527 - Niccol• Machiavelli, Florentine statesman/author, dies at 57
  • 1529 - John Skelton, English poet, dies at about 69
  • 1573 - Antonie van Burgundy, mayor of sealand, dies in battle
  • 1591 - Aloysius [Luigi] van Gonzaga, Prince/Italian Jesuit saint, dies
  • 1874 - Anders J ngstr”m, Swedish astronomer/physicist (-unit), dies at 59
  • 1876 - Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Mexican general (took Alamo), dies at 79
  • 1884 - Alexander, prince/last male descendent of Johan W Friso, dies
  • 1887 - Adolf Schimon, composer, dies at 67
  • 1900 - Polibo Fumagalli, composer, dies at 69
  • 1908 - Nikolai A Rimski-Korssakov, Russian composer (Sheherazade), dies at 64
  • 1913 - Stefan O Iosif, Romanian poet (Beautiful Irine), dies at 37
  • 1914 - Glauco Velasquez, composer, dies at 30
  • 1917 - Ant¢nio JdC Feij¢, Port diplomat/poet (Cancioneiro Chinˆs), dies at 55
  • 1925 - Jan H Leopold, poet/classical (translated Omar Khayyam), dies at 60
  • 1934 - [James] Thorne Smith, US, sci-fi author (Stray Lamb, Turnabout)
  • 1940 - Edouard Vuillard, French painter/graphic artist, dies
  • 1940 - Hendrik Marsman, Dutch poet/writer/critic, drowns at 40
  • 1940 - Jean-douard Vuillard, French painter/graphic artist, dies at 71
  • 1940 - W Hasenclever, writer, dies at 49
  • 1944 - Jan Bonekamp, Dutch resistance fighter/friend of Hannie Schaft, dies
  • 1945 - Josef Hora, Czech writer/poet (Sinking Shadows), dies at 53
  • 1946 - Heinrich Kaminski, composer, dies at 59
  • 1957 - Don McBride, actor (Mr Clyde-My Friend Flicka), dies at 68
  • 1957 - Frantisek Kupka, Czech writer, dies at 85
  • 1964 - Andrew Goodman, US civil rights activist, murdered at 20
  • 1964 - James Chaney, US civil rights activist, murdered at 21
  • 1964 - Michael Schwerner, US civil rights activist, murder at 21
  • 1965 - Bernard M Baruch, pres advisor (termed "Cold War"), dies at 94
  • 1968 - Ruth St Denis, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses), dies at 91
  • 1969 - Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly, 1st woman grand slam (1953), dies at 34
  • 1970 - Achmed Sukarno, 1st president of Indonesia (1945-67), dies at 68
  • 1972 - Seth Bingham, composer, dies at 90
  • 1973 - Frank Leahy, football coach (Notre Dame), dies at 64
  • 1975 - Heinz Lau, composer, dies at 49
  • 1979 - Julian Orchard, actor (Perfect Friday, Bless this House), dies at 49
  • 1981 - Gunnar Ek, composer, dies on 81st birthday
  • 1983 - Anton G J van de Velde, Flemish writer/director (Tijl), dies at 87
  • 1988 - Robert Lee "Bobby" Dodd, US football coach
  • 1989 - Lee Quencey Calhoun, hurdler (Olympic-gold-1956, 60), dies at 56
  • 1989 - Simon van Collem, Dutch journalist/TV host, dies at 70
  • 1992 - Li Xiannian, Chinese President (1983-88), dies
  • 1992 - Thomas Whitfield, gospel vocalist, dies of heart attack at 38
  • 1993 - Frank Moro, entertainer, dies
  • 1993 - Jerry Strivelli, actor (Out for Justice, Lock Up), dies at 61
  • 1994 - Mark Robert Isfeld, combat Engineer, dies at 31
  • 1995 - Kenneth Henry Lowry Lamb, broadcaster, dies at 71
  • 1995 - Tristan Jones, sailor, dies at 71
  • 1997 - Art Prysock, jazz musician, dies at 68



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