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Who died in 1961

posted Apr 30, 2011, 5:12 AM by John W. Blodgett

Jan 2nd - Bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies
Jan 4th - Barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72
Jan 6th - Regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76
Jan 7th - Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Assn, dies at 74
Jan 9th - Emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867)
Jan 10th - Dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66
Jan 11th - Elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)
Jan 14th - Ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81
Jan 14th - Henry Geehl, composer, dies at 79
Jan 15th - Francesco Maria Saraceni, composer, dies at 49
Jan 16th - Janos Viski, composer, dies at 54
Jan 17th - Patrice Lumumba, African revolutionary, murdered at 36
Jan 21st - John Joseph Becker, composer, dies a day before 75th birthday
Jan 24th - Willem J M van Eysinga, people rights scholar, dies at 82
Jan 24th - Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American swimmer and inventor (b. 1884)
Jan 26th - Morris Nichols, cricketer (41 wkts in 14 Tests for Eng 1930-39), dies
Feb 2nd - Adolf Vogl, composer, dies at 87
Feb 2nd - Anna May Wong, actress (Thief of Baghdad), dies at about 56
Feb 3rd - Anna May Wong, actress (Gallery of Mme Lui-Tsang), dies at 54
Feb 3rd - Viscount Dunrossil, Gov-Gen of Australia (1959-61), dies at 67
Feb 5th - Anthony G de Rothschild, British philanthropist, dies at 73
Feb 6th - Archibald T Davison, composer, dies at 77
Feb 8th - William Duncan, actor (Hopalong Rides Again), dies at 81
Feb 9th - Grigory Levenfish, Intl chess grandmaster from Russia, dies at 70
Feb 11th - Eduard R Verkade, Dutch actor/director (Pygmalion), dies at 82
Feb 11th - Patrice Lumumba, 1st premier Congo, murdered at 34
Feb 14th - Wallis Clark, actress (Easy Money), dies at 78
Feb 15th - Jack Whiting, actor (Top Speed, Life of the Party), dies at 59
Feb 15th - Marubel Vinaon Owen, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1932), dies
Feb 17th - Nita Naldi, actress (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies of heart attack at 63
Feb 20th - Otto E Huiswoud, [Frank Billings], editor (Negro Worker), dies at 67
Feb 20th - Percy Aldridge Grainger, Australian/US composer/pianist, dies at 78
Feb 21st - Blaise Cendrars, [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Switz, poet, dies at 73
Feb 22nd - George de las Cuevas Bustillo y Teheran, Chilean marquis, dies at 75
Feb 22nd - Nick LaRocca, American jazz musician (b. 1889)
Feb 23rd - Wilf Ferguson, cricket leg spinner (34 wickets for West Indies), dies
Feb 26th - Karl Albiker, German sculptor (Problem of the Plastic), dies at 83
Feb 26th - Mohammed V, ibn Yusuf, sultan/King of Morocco, dies at 51
Feb 27th - Platt Adams, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1912), dies
Feb 28th - Joris Vriamont, Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64
Mar 3rd - Paul Wittgenstein, Austrian-born pianist (b. 1887)
Mar 6th - George Formby, British singer/comedian, dies at 56
Mar 6th - Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright/director of Tivoli, dies at 59
Mar 7th - Englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter, dies at 42
Mar 7th - Max Hymans, WW II resistance fighter/Head of Air France, dies at 60
Mar 8th - Thomas Beecham, English conductor (Last Night of the Prom), dies at 81
Mar 12th - Belinda Lee, actress (Joseph & his Brethren), dies in car crash at 25
Mar 14th - Akiba Rubinstein, Polish chess player (opening theorist), dies at 78
Mar 16th - Chen Geng, Chinese military leader (b. 1903)
Mar 17th - Suzanna Salter, 1st US female mayor/temperance leader, dies at 101
Mar 19th - Edric Cundell, composer, dies at 68
Mar 23rd - A C Russell, cricketer (10 Tests for England 910 runs), dies
Mar 23rd - James Edward Murray, (Sen-D-Montana) (1935-61), dies
Mar 23rd - Valentin Vasilyevich Bondarenko, cosmonaut, dies in accident at 24
Mar 27th - Jack Kane, orch leader (Steve & Eydie, Andy Williams Show), dies at 37
Mar 30th - P J Melotte, discovered Jupiter's 8th satellite Pasiphae, dies
Mar 31st - Seerp Anema, Dutch poet/writer (Modern Art & Degenerating), dies at 85
Apr 2nd - August Defresne, Dutch director (Anno Christi 969), dies at 67
Apr 2nd - Wallingford Riegger, US composer (Bacchangle), dies at 75
Apr 4th - Simion Stoilow, Romanian mathematician (b. 1873)
Apr 6th - Jules J B V Bordet, Belgian bacteriologist (Nobel 1919), dies at 90
Apr 7th - Jesus Guridi, composer, dies at 74
Apr 7th - Marian Jordan, radio comedienne (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 62
Apr 7th - Yusef Greiss, composer, dies at 61
Apr 9th - Zog I, [Ahmed Zogu], King of Albania (1925-39), dies at 65
Apr 10th - Irene Warfield, silent screen actress (Satan Sanderson), dies at 65
Apr 11th - Francis de Bourguignon, composer, dies at 70
Apr 12th - Nils-Eric Fougstedt, composer, dies at 50
Apr 12th - Philippine "Pine" Belder, [Mary de Klerk], actress, dies at 93
Apr 13th - John A. Bennett, American convicted rapist (b. 1935)
Apr 21st - James Melton, opera tenor (Ford Festival), dies at 57
Apr 22nd - Maria Radulphus, [Adrian Hermus], Curacao school inspector, dies at 91
Apr 24th - Lee Moran, actor (Circus Clown), dies of heart ailment at 72
Apr 25th - Hans F Blunck, writer, dies
Apr 26th - Gail Russell, actress (Calcutta, Moonrise, El Paso), dies at 36
Apr 27th - Roy Del Ruth, director (About Face, Folies Bergere), dies at 67
Apr 29th - Cisco Houston, American folk singer (b. 1918)
May 2nd - J C White, cricketer (49 wickets in 15 Tests for Engld 1921-31), dies
May 3rd - Maurice [Jean Jacques] Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher, dies at 53
May 4th - Anita Stewart, dies of heart attack at 66
May 6th - Lucian Blaga, philosopher/poet (Transcendental censor), dies at 65
May 8th - James Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63
May 13th - Gary Cooper, 2 time Acad award winning actor (High Noon), dies at 60
May 16th - George A. Malcolm, American jurist & educator (b. 1881)
May 17th - Frans van Cauwelaert, Flemish minister/mayor of Antwerp, dies at 81
May 17th - Henri Gagnon, composer, dies at 74
May 18th - Henry O'Neill, actor (Lady Killer, Nothing But Trouble), dies
May 19th - Joe Howard, singer (Gay Nineties Revue), dies at 94
May 20th - Josef "Pips" Priller, German fighter ace (b. 1915)
May 22nd - Joan Davis, actress (I Married Joan), dies of heart attack at 53
May 23rd - Joan Davis, comedic actress (I Married Joan), dies at 53
May 29th - Uuno Kalervo Klami, composer, dies at 60
May 30th - Rafael L Trujillo Molina, dictator Dom Rep (1930-61), murdered at 69
May 31st - Walter Little, Canadian politician (b. 1877)
Jun 2nd - George S Kaufman, playwright/dir/pulitzer prize winner, dies at 72
Jun 2nd - Peter H "Paul" Huf, actor/director (Dutch Comedy), dies at 70
Jun 6th - Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist (b. 1875)
Jun 7th - Robert Griffith, producer of Pajama Game, dies
Jun 9th - Camille Guérin, French scientist (b. 1872)
Jun 13th - Ben Jones, Missouri, horse trainer (Citation, Whirlaway), dies at 79
Jun 15th - Giulio Cabianca, Italian racing driver (b. 1923)
Jun 16th - O C Scott, cricketer (WI leg-spinner in 8 Tests), dies
Jun 16th - Marcel Junod, Swiss physician (b. 1904)
Jun 17th - Jeff Chandler, [Ira Grossel], actor (Away all boats), dies at 40
Jun 22nd - Betty Elder, actress (Annie Get Your Gun), dies
Jun 22nd - Maria of Romania, Queen Consort of Yugoslavia (b. 1900)
Jun 23rd - Franz de Backer, Flemish writer (Rubens' Daughter), dies at 70
Jun 26th - Kenneth F Fearing, US, poet (Afternoon of a pawnbroker), dies at 58
Jun 27th - Paul (II) Guilfoyle, actor (Apache, Final Anaylsis), dies at 58
Jun 30th - Lee de Forest, inventor (Electron Tube), dies at 87
Jun 30th - Lee DeForest, American inventor (b. 1873)
Jul 1st - Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French writer (b. 1894)
Jul 2nd - Ernest Hemingway, writer, commits suicide at 61
Jul 4th - Franklyn Farnum, dies of cancer at 83
Jul 6th - Cuno Amiet, Swiss painter, dies at 93
Jul 6th - Enrique Larreta, [E Rodriguez Maza], Argentine diplomat/writer, dies
Jul 6th - Scott LaFaro, American musician (b. 1936)
Jul 6th - Woodall Rodgers, American politician (b. 1890)
Jul 8th - Julian Bautista, composer, dies at 60
Jul 9th - Alan Marshal, actor (Lydia, Irene, Exile Express), dies at 52
Jul 12th - Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author (b. 1879)
Jul 15th - John E. Brownlee, Canadian politician (b. 1884)
Jul 16th - [Louise] Sophie M E de Vries, actress (English Prof), dies at 88
Jul 17th - Ty Cobb, baseball great (Det Tigers), dies of cancer at 74
Jul 18th - Kit Guard, dies of cancer at 67
Jul 23rd - Esther Dale, actress (Birdie-Ma & Pa Kettle), dies after surgery at 75
Jul 27th - Theodore Chanler, composer, dies at 59
Aug 2nd - Giovanni B Angioletti, Italian writer (I grandi ospiti), dies at 64
Aug 5th - Eva JC Beck, actress (Elckerlyc, Resurrection), dies at 63
Aug 5th - Sidney Holland, PM of New Zealand (1949-57), dies at 67
Aug 6th - Jozef E Van Roey, Flemish cardinal/archbishop of Mechelen, dies at 87
Aug 8th - Charlie Gemora, actor (who portrayed King Kong), dies at 58
Aug 8th - Franc N D Buchman, US theology (Moral Rearms), dies at 83
Aug 8th - Méi Lánfāng, Chinese opera performer (b. 1894)
Aug 9th - Walter Bedell Smith, US general/WW II chief of staff, dies at 75
Aug 11th - Antanas Škėma, Lithuanian writer actor and director (b. 1910)
Aug 13th - Adeline De Walt Reynolds, actress (Son of Dracula), dies at 78
Aug 14th - Clarke Ashton Smith, sci-fi author (Lost Worlds), dies at 68
Aug 14th - Guido Alberto Fano, composer, dies at 86
Aug 14th - Henri-Edouard-Prosper Breuil, priest/archaeologist, dies
Aug 16th - Maulvi Abdul Haq, Father of Modern Urdu (b. 1870)
Aug 17th - Carlos Leon Salzedo, composer, dies at 76
Aug 18th - Learned Hand, Chief judge of US court of Appeals, dies at 89
Aug 18th - Leonhard Frank, writer, dies at 78
Aug 20th - Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Arctic explorer, dies at 82
Aug 28th - Thomas Connolly, 1st baseball umpire elected to hall of fame, dies
Aug 30th - Charles Coburn, actor (Heaven Can Wait, Idiot's Delight), dies at 84
Sep 1st - Eero Saarinen, Finnish/US architect (Dulles Airport), dies at 51
Sep 1st - William S Foster, chairman (US Communist Party, 1945-57), dies at 80
Sep 2nd - Greet Koeman, Dutch singer, dies at 54
Sep 3rd - Robert E. Gross, American businessman (b. 1897)
Sep 5th - Ernest Bock, cricketer (Test for S Africa, 1935), dies
Sep 7th - Pieter S Gerbrandy, lawyer/premier to London 1940-5, dies at 76
Sep 10th - Leo Carrillo, actor (Pancho-Cisco Kid), dies at 81
Sep 10th - Wolfgang von Trips, German racing driver (b. 1928)
Sep 12th - Carl Hermann, German physicist (b. 1898)
Sep 16th - A P F Chapman, cricketer (26 Tests for England), dies
Sep 16th - Yme C Schuitmaker, potato farmer/dramatist, dies
Sep 17th - Adnan Menderes, PM of Turkey (1950-60), dies at 62
Sep 17th - Simon Delmonte, actor/director (Bleke Bet), dies at 68
Sep 18th - Dag Hammarskjoeld, UN Sect Gen, dies in an air crash over Congo at 56
Sep 19th - Helen Kimble, fictional wife of Dr Richard Kimble (Fugitive)
Sep 19th - Pieter Tesch, mine engineer/geology (Pedestal of Netherlands), dies
Sep 21st - Earle Dickson, inventor (band-aid), dies at 68
Sep 21st - Maurice Delage, composer, dies at 81
Sep 22nd - Marion Davies, actress (Not So Dumb, 5 & 10), dies of cancer at 64
Sep 23rd - Billy House, actor (Imitation of Life, Bedlam, Egg & I), dies at 71
Sep 23rd - Elmer R Diktonius, Finnish musicologist/author (Stenkol), dies at 65
Sep 24th - Sumner Welles, US diplomat (Good Neighbor Policy), dies at 68
Sep 25th - Frank Fay, actor (God's Gift to Women), dies in Santa Monica CA
Sep 25th - Frank Fay American actor (b. 1897)
Sep 26th - Eily Malyon, actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch), dies at 81
Sep 26th - Juanita Hansen, actress (Fast Company), dies of heart ailment at 67
Sep 27th - Hilda Doolittle, US poetess (Bid Me to Live), dies at 75
Sep 28th - Michael Shepley, actor (Dick & the Duchess), dies at 54
Sep 29th - Reinhard Herbig, German archaeologist, dies at 63
Sep 30th - Onésime Gagnon, French Canadian politician, lieutenant-governor of Québec (b. 1888)
Oct 1st - Donald Cook, actor (Too Young To Go Steady), dies at 60
Oct 2nd - Reggie Spooner, cricketer (England centurion v S Africa 1912), dies
Oct 4th - Max Weber, Polish/Russ/US painter, dies
Oct 4th - Metropolitan Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Orthodox missionary and writer, Exarch of Russian Church in North America (b. 1880)
Oct 11th - Leonard "Chico" Marx, comedian (Marx Brothers), dies at 74
Oct 14th - Paul Ramadier, French politician (b. 1888)
Oct 14th - Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (b. 1876)
Oct 18th - Tsuru Aoki, Japanese-born American actress (b. 1892)
Oct 19th - Benjamin Merkelbach, architect/city builder of Amsterdam, dies at 60
Oct 19th - John Axel Fernstrom, composer, dies at 63
Oct 21st - Nils J E Ferlin, Swedish songwriter (Goggles), dies
Oct 25th - Peter Jensen, co-inventer (loud speaker), dies at 75
Oct 26th - Edgar Mayne, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia around WWI), dies
Oct 26th - Milan Stojadinović, Premier of Yugoslavia (1935-39), dies at 73
Oct 30th - Luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president Italy, dies
Nov 1st - Alexander Cohen, Dutch anarchist/author, dies at 97
Nov 1st - Joan McCracken, actress (Claudie The Story of a Marriage), dies at 38
Nov 2nd - James Thurber, humorist (The Male Animal), dies at 66
Nov 7th - Antonius F "Anton" Coolen, author (Peelwerkers), dies at 64
Nov 13th - Fredrik J "Frits" Bakker Jr, Dutch actor (Unknown Woman), dies at 63
Nov 13th - Wally Brown, actor (Jed Fame-Cimarron City), dies at 57
Nov 13th - Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Jr., American diplomat (b. 1897)
Nov 15th - Douglas Walton, actor (Bad Lands), dies of heart attack at 51
Nov 15th - Elsie Ferguson, actress (Lie, Footlights, Scarlet Pages), dies at 76
Nov 16th - Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House for 17 years, dies at 79
Nov 24th - Ruth Chatterton, actress (Female, Dodsworth), dies after illness at 67
Nov 25th - Hubert Van Innis, Belgian archer (b. 1866)
Nov 26th - Alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser, composer, dies at 86
Nov 30th - Stanislaw Kazuro, composer, dies at 80
Dec 3rd - Jekabs Graubins, composer, dies at 75
Dec 3rd - Mary Charleson, actress (Upstairs & Downstairs), dies at 76
Dec 6th - Frantz Fanon, West Indian psychiatrist and writer (b. 1925)
Dec 8th - William Beatton Moonie, composer, dies at 78
Dec 12th - Daiun Sogaku Harada, Zen founder of Sanbo Kyodan lineage, dies at 91
Dec 13th - Grandma [Anna M] Moses, US painter, dies at 101
Dec 15th - William "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player, dies at 99
Dec 16th - Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer, dies at 61
Dec 16th - Cato Engelen-Sewing, Dutch soprano singer/primadonna, dies at 93
Dec 17th - Marion Perkins, sculptor (Man of Sorrow), dies at 53
Dec 20th - Moss Heart, US dramatist (You can't take it with you), dies at 57
Dec 20th - Earle Page, eleventh Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1880)
Dec 23rd - Kurt Meyer, German SS officer (b. 1910)
Dec 24th - Guy de Lioncourt, composer, dies at 76
Dec 25th - Rheinhold Rudenberg, inventor of electron microscope, dies
Dec 25th - Otto Loewi, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1873)
Dec 25th - Owen Brewster, U.S. Senator from Maine (b. 1888)
Dec 26th - Charlie Frank, cricketer (S Af Test centurion v Aust 1921-22), dies
Dec 28th - Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, 1st lady (1915-21), dies at 89
Dec 30th - Jacobus "Ko" van den Bosch, Dutch actor (Amsterdamned)/dir, dies at 53

WHO WAS BORN IN 1961 (important people)

posted Apr 30, 2011, 4:55 AM by John W. Blodgett   [ updated Apr 30, 2011, 5:31 AM ]

Jan 1st - Irv Eatman, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers)
Jan 1st - Marcia Cross, actress (Melrose Place)
Jan 1st - Fiona Phillips, British television presenter
Jan 1st - Mark Wingett, British actor
Jan 2nd - Gabrielle Carteris, Phoenix Az, actress (Andrea-Beverly Hills 90210)
Jan 2nd - Todd Haynes, American film director
Jan 3rd - Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop)
Jan 4th - Lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame)
Jan 5th - Curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)
Jan 6th - Dirk de Vries, Dutch pop bassist (Kong-Slauerhoff)
Jan 6th - Howie Long, former NFL tackle/actor/broadcaster (Broken Arrow)
Jan 6th - Paul Azinger, golfer
Jan 7th - Andrew Thomson, Australian politician
Jan 7th - Supriya Pathak, Indian actress
Jan 7th - John Thune, American politician
Jan 8th - Shoaib Mohammad, cricketer (son of Hanif Patient & prolific batsman)
Jan 8th - Kazuki Takahashi, Japanese creator of Yu-Gi-Oh
Jan 8th - Calvin Smith, American athlete
Jan 9th - Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter
Jan 10th - Evan Handler, NYC, actor (Dear Mr Wonderful)
Jan 10th - Janet Jones, Bridgeton MO, actress (American Anthem, Flamingo Kid)
Jan 10th - Nadja Salerni-Sonnenberg, Rome Italy, concert violinist
Jan 11th - Paul Skansi, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawk)
Jan 11th - Jasper Fforde, British author
Jan 12th - Andrea Carnevale, soccer player (Napoli)
Jan 13th - Graham "Suggs" McPherson, Sussex, rock vocalist (Madness-Our House)
Jan 13th - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, NYC, comedienne (SNL, Seinfeld, Soul Man, Troll)
Jan 13th - Kelly Hrudey, Edmonton, NHL goalie (LA Kings)
Jan 13th - Kent Hull, NFL center (Buffalo Bills)
Jan 13th - Suggs, English singer
Jan 14th - Robert Edwin Hall, mountaineer/businessman
Jan 15th - Iris DeMent, Paragould Ar, country singer (Our Town)
Jan 15th - Yves P. Pelletier, Canadian comedian and film director
Jan 16th - Paul Raven, English musician (Killing Joke) (d. 2007)
Jan 16th - Jill Sobule, American singer-songwriter
Jan 17th - Maia Chiburdanidze, Kutaisi USSR, women's world chess champ
Jan 17th - Brian Helgeland, American writer and film director
Jan 18th - Mark D Messier, Edmonton Alberta, NHL Center (Edmonton, NY Rangers)
Jan 18th - Peter Beardsley, English footballer
Jan 18th - Jeff Yagher, American actor
Jan 19th - Paul McCrane, actor (Hotel New Hampshire, We're Fighting Back)
Jan 19th - William Ragsdale, AK, actor (Fright Night, Mannequin 2, Smooth Talk)
Jan 21st - Sherry Ramsay, Stauton Va, actress (Trish Mason-As the World Turns)
Jan 22nd - Barb Thomas Whitehead, Sibley IA, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian Open)
Jan 23rd - Trey Junkin, tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
Jan 23rd - Mas Selamat bin Kastari, Singapore's most-wanted terror fugitive
Jan 24th - Krasimir Mikhailov Stoyanov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut
Jan 24th - Vince Russo, American writer
Jan 24th - William Van Dijck, Belgian athlete
Jan 25th - Michele Tobin, Chicago Ill, actress (Fitzpatricks)
Jan 25th - Vivian Balakrishnan, Singaporean politician
Jan 26th - Wayne Gretzky, Brantford Ont, NHL great scorer (Oiler, King, Rangers)
Jan 27th - Charlotte Kemp, Omaha Ne, playmate (Dec, 1982)
Jan 27th - Gillian Gilbert, Manchester England, rocker (New Order-Round & Round)
Jan 27th - Jean-Paul Banos, Lavelanet France, Canada sabre (Oly-9/10-88, 92, 96)
Jan 27th - Karen Velez, Rockville Ctr NY, playmate (December, 1984)
Jan 27th - Margo Timmins, singer (Cowboy Junkies)
Jan 27th - Martin Degville, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
Jan 27th - Rudi Mauger, rocker (Crew Cuts)
Jan 27th - Dina Bonnevie, Filipino actress
Jan 27th - Narciso Rodriguez, American fashion designer
Jan 28th - Luann L Lee, Santa Monica Ca, playmate (Jan, 1987)
Jan 29th - Mike Aldrete, US baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics, NY Yankees)
Jan 30th - Ranjit Madurasinghe, cricketer (3 Tests for Sri Lanka 1988-92)
Jan 31st - Lloyd Cole, guitar/vocals (& the Commotions-Rattlesnakes)
Feb 1st - Daniel M Tani, Ridley Park MD, astronaut
Feb 1st - Gabrielle Carteris, actress (Beverly Hills 90210)
Feb 1st - Gina Hull, Jacksonville FL, LPGA golfer (1989 USX Golf Classic-8th)
Feb 2nd - Joey Benjamin, cricket pace bowler (in St Kitts England in 1994)
Feb 2nd - Lauren Lane, American actress
Feb 3rd - Keith Gordon, NYC, actor (Dressed to Kill, Legend of Billie Jean)
Feb 3rd - Jay Adams, American skateboarder
Feb 3rd - Linda Eder, American singer
Feb 4th - Denis Savard, Pointe Gatineau Ca, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
Feb 4th - Vern Fleming, LIC NY, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
Feb 4th - Stewart O'Nan, American author
Feb 5th - Savvas Kofidis, Greek footballer and manager
Feb 5th - Tim Meadows, American actor and comedian
Feb 6th - Yuri Ivanovich Onufriyenko, Russian major/cosmonaut (Mir, Soyuz TM-23)
Feb 6th - Bill Lester, American racecar driver
Feb 8th - Sammy Llanas, rocker (Bodeans)
Feb 8th - Vince Neil, American singer (Mötley Crüe)
Feb 8th - Bruce Timm,TV Producer (DC Animated Universe)
Feb 9th - John Kruk, US baseball 1st baseman (Phila Phillies)
Feb 9th - Jussi Lampi, Finnish musician and actor
Feb 10th - David Ward, cricketer (prolific Surrey batsman)
Feb 10th - Eva Pfaff, West Germany, tennis star
Feb 10th - George Stephanopoulos, presidential adviser (Clinton)
Feb 10th - Alexander Payne, American film director
Feb 11th - Becky LeBeau, LA Calif, vocalist (Mischief)
Feb 11th - Carey Lowell, NYC, actress (Me & Him, Guardian, Dangerously Close)
Feb 11th - Mary Docter, US, 3000m speed skater (Olympics-1980, 84, 88, 92)
Feb 12th - Chris Heyne, Offenbach Germ, WLAF General Manager (Frankfurt Galaxy)
Feb 12th - Jim Harris, Canadian politician
Feb 13th - Henry Rollins, US vocalist/poet (Big Ugly Mouth, Talking From the Box)
Feb 13th - Kyi Hla Han, Yangon, Australasia golfer
Feb 13th - Les Warner, rocker (Cult-Fire Woman)
Feb 14th - Phillip Hamilton, American author
Feb 14th - Latifa, Tunisian singer
Feb 16th - Andy Taylor, Engld, rock guitarist (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
Feb 17th - Deb[ra] Richardson, Minneapolis MN, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
Feb 17th - Guy McIntyre, NFL guard (Phila Eagles)
Feb 18th - Alycia Moulton, Sacramento CA, tennis star
Feb 19th - Justin Fashanu, English footballer (d. 1998)
Feb 19th - Andy Wallace, English race car driver
Feb 20th - Claudia Cummins, Clintwood Va, 4th of 5 siblings born on 2/20
Feb 20th - Imogen Stubbs, Rothbury England, actress (Summer Story)
Feb 20th - Steve Lundquist, US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1984)
Feb 21st - Christopher Atkins, Rye NY, actor (Peter-Dallas, Blue Lagoon)
Feb 21st - Ranking Roger, rock vocalist (English Beat-Drowning)
Feb 21st - Yobes Ondieki, Kenya, 10K runner (world record)
Feb 21st - Martha Hackett, American actress
Feb 21st - Bertha Faye, American wrestler (d. 2001)
Feb 22nd - Debbie Linden, Glasgow Scotland, actress (Kenny Everett Show)
Feb 22nd - Don Van Spall, guitarist (Sleeze Beez)
Feb 22nd - Marla O'Hara, Gardena Ca, WPVA volleyballer (Santa Cruz-3rd-1991)
Feb 22nd - Mike Morris, NFL center (Minn Vikings)
Feb 22nd - Akira Takasaki, Japanese guitarist
Feb 24th - Janice Gibson, Tulsa OK, LPGA golfer (1994 Youngstown-Warren-15th)
Feb 24th - Persijn "Dakota" Joling, Dutch rock guitarist/singer (Pilgrims-Red)
Feb 24th - Ruud Really, soccer player (Feyenoord)
Feb 25th - Davey Allison, American race car driver (d. 1993)
Feb 25th - Todd Blackledge, American football player
Feb 26th - Sophie Winter, actress (She's a Good Fighter)
Feb 27th - Grant Shaud, actor (Miles Silverburg-Murphy Brown)
Feb 27th - James Worthy, NBA forward (LA Lakers, 1988 Playoff MVP)
Feb 28th - Barry McGuigan, British(?) boxer
Feb 28th - Wayne Smith, Albany WA, Australasia golfer
Feb 28th - Eric Bachelart, Belgian racing driver
Mar 1st - Davis Daniel, Arlington Heights Ill, country singer
Mar 1st - Mike Rozier, NFL halfback (Heisman Trophy-1983, Houston, Atlanta)
Mar 2nd - Simone Young, Australian conductor
Mar 3rd - Mary Page Keller, actress (Duet, Scared Stiff, Baby Talk)
Mar 3rd - Perry McCarthy, English racing driver
Mar 3rd - Knut Nærum, Norwegian comedian
Mar 4th - David "Tinker" Juarez, LA Calif, cyclist (Olympics-19th-96)
Mar 4th - Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, boxer (killed a boxer in the ring)
Mar 4th - Roger Wessels, Port Elizabeth S Afr, golfer (1994 Canadian Masters)
Mar 4th - Steven Weber, Queens NY, actor (Brian Hackett-Wings)
Mar 4th - Sabine Everts, former German track athlete
Mar 5th - Dan Stuart, US singer/songwriter (Green on Red)
Mar 5th - Zeke Mowatt, NFL tight end (NY Giants)
Mar 7th - Mary Beth Evans, Pasadena Calif, actress (Katherine-General Hospital)
Mar 8th - Larry Murphy, Scarborough, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
Mar 8th - Camryn Manheim, American actress
Mar 9th - Robert Rechsteiner, US professional wrestler (Rick Steiner)
Mar 9th - Camryn Manheim, American actress
Mar 10th - Jesse Sapolu, NFL guard (SF 49ers)
Mar 10th - Laurel B Clark, Ames Iowa, Lt cmdr USN/astronaut
Mar 10th - Mitch Gaylord, CA, gymnist (Olympics 1984)/actor (American Anthem)
Mar 10th - Bobby Petrino, American football coach
Mar 10th - Pam Oliver, American sportscaster
Mar 11th - Bruce Watson, Ontario Canada, rock guitarist (Big Country-Wonderland)
Mar 11th - Mike Percy, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
Mar 11th - Elias Koteas, Canadian actor
Mar 12th - Joseph Facal, Quebec politician
Mar 13th - Cor Lems, soccer player (ADO The Hague/Dordrecht '90)
Mar 14th - Gary Dell'Abate, producer (Howard Stern Show)
Mar 14th - Grigoriy Kornev, Russian speed walker (world record 5 km)
Mar 14th - Russell Todd, actor (Jamie Frame-Another World)
Mar 14th - Greg Anderson, American NHRA driver
Mar 14th - Penny Johnson Jerald, American actress
Mar 15th - Craig Ludwig, Rhinelander, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
Mar 15th - Fabio [Lanzoni], Italy, romance novels model (Fabio After Dark)
Mar 15th - John Melendez, jockey
Mar 15th - Terry Cummings, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks, Phila 76ers)
Mar 16th - Mel Gray, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
Mar 17th - Casey Siemaszko, Chicago IL, actor (Biloxi Blues, 3 O'Clock High)
Mar 17th - Dana Reeve, American actress and activist (d. 2006)
Mar 17th - Andrew Paul, English actor
Mar 18th - Kevan James, cricketer (all-rounder 4 wkts/4 balls & ton v India 1996)
Mar 18th - Mark Van Thillo, Wilrijk Belgium, co-capt (Biosphere 2)
Mar 18th - Todd Nelson, Dalles Ore, tennis star
Mar 19th - Jos Lansink, Dutch-Belgian equestrian
Mar 20th - John Clark Gable, LA Calif, actor (Bad Jim)
Mar 20th - Kathy Guadagnino, Albany NY, LPGA golfer (1985 US Women's Open)
Mar 20th - Slim Jim Phantom, [Jim Mcdonnell], rock drummer (Stray Cats)
Mar 20th - Jesper Olsen, Danish footballer
Mar 21st - Kassie Wesley, Ky, actress (Evil Dead 2, Blair-One Life to Live)
Mar 21st - Slim MacDonnell, Jim Phantom rock percussionist (Stray Cats)
Mar 21st - Wei Wang, Beijing China, US table tennis player (Olympics-96)
Mar 21st - Shawn Lane, American guitar virtuoso (d. 2003)
Mar 21st - Lothar Matthäus, German footballer
Mar 23rd - Helmi Johannes, Indonesian television newscaster
Mar 24th - Dean Jones, cricketer (dashing Australian batsman & fielder 1984-92)
Mar 24th - James T Gallagher Jr, Johnstown PA, PGA golfer (1990 Greater Milw)
Mar 25th - John Stockwell, Galveston TX, actor (Born to Ride, City Limits)
Mar 25th - Mark David Brooks, Ft Worth TX, PGA golfer (1994 Kemper Open)
Mar 25th - Fred Goss, American actor, comedian, and writer
Mar 26th - Leigh Bowery, designer
Mar 26th - William Hague, Secretary of State for Wales
Mar 27th - Clark Datchler, vocalist (Johnny Hates Jazz-Don't Say it's Love)
Mar 27th - Ellery Hanley, rugby league player
Mar 27th - Tak Matsumoto, Japanese guitarist (B'z)
Mar 27th - Tony Rominger, Swiss cyclist
Mar 28th - Byron Scott, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
Mar 29th - Ane-Marie Sanches, newscaster (Suriname TV/Radio)
Mar 29th - Mike Kingery, St James MN, outfielder (Pitts Pirates)
Mar 29th - Amy Sedaris, American actress and comedian
Mar 29th - Gary Brabham, Australian racing driver
Mar 30th - Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1999)
Mar 31st - Ron Brown, LA Calif, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1984)
Apr 1st - Jennifer Runyon, actress (Cindy-A Very Brady Christmas)
Apr 1st - Jim Jeffcoat, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
Apr 1st - Mark White, rock guitarist (ABC-All of My Heart)
Apr 2nd - Cindy Mackey, Athens GA, LPGA golfer (1986 MasterCard Intl Pro-Am)
Apr 2nd - Gijs Steinmann, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
Apr 2nd - Keren Jane Woodward, Bristol England, rock vocalist (Bananarama-Venus)
Apr 2nd - Christopher Meloni, American actor
Apr 3rd - Eddie Murphy, Bkln NY, actor (SNL, 48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop, Raw)
Apr 3rd - Melissa Etheridge, rock guitarist/vocalist (Come to My Window)
Apr 4th - Matt Cole, Stratford Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 Space Coast)
Apr 5th - Lisa Zane, American actress
Apr 5th - Jim LeRoy, Airshow Pilot
Apr 6th - Mike Schuchart, Omaha NE, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Tour Championship)
Apr 6th - Rory Bremner, impressionist
Apr 7th - Pascal Olmeta, French footballer
Apr 8th - Richard Hatch, American reality television personality
Apr 9th - Kirk McCaskill, Kapuskasing Ont, pitcher (Chic White Sox)
Apr 9th - Mark Kelly, Dublin Ireland, keyboardist (Marillion-Real to Reel)
Apr 10th - Jeb Adams, Hollywood Calif, actor (Lt Jeb Pruitt-Baa Baa Black Sheep)
Apr 10th - Olivia Brown, Frankfurt GFR, actress (Det Trudy Joplin-Miami Vice)
Apr 10th - Joe Cole (roadie), American roadie (d. 1991)
Apr 11th - Lucky Vanous, Lincoln Nebraska, model (GQ, Diet Coke)
Apr 11th - Doug Hopkins, American musician
Apr 12th - D D Verni, heavy metal rocker (Overkill-Hello From the Gutter)
Apr 12th - Julius Kariuki, Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic-gold-1988)
Apr 12th - Magda Szubanski, Australian actress
Apr 13th - Tammy Stephens, Arlington Tx, singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel)
Apr 14th - John Clarke, actor (Mickey-Days of Our Life)
Apr 14th - Robert Carlyle, British actor
Apr 15th - Lynne Austin, Plant City Fla, playmate (Jul, 1986)
Apr 15th - Tiina Lillak, Finland, javelin thrower (Olympic-silver-1984)
Apr 16th - Selena, Texas, spanish singer (Grammy-1994)
Apr 16th - Doris Dragović, Croatian singer
Apr 17th - Boomer Esiason, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Cincinnati Bengals)
Apr 17th - Norman Cowans, cricketer (England fast bowler in 19 Tests 1982-85)
Apr 17th - [Norman] Boomer Esiason, NFL QB (Cincinnati Bengals, NY Jets)
Apr 17th - Frank J. Christensen, American labor leader
Apr 18th - Ian Doig, Seaforth Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1985 Florida Classic)
Apr 18th - Jane Leeves, London, actress (Murphy Brown, Daphne Moon-Fraiser)
Apr 18th - Jeff Cook, Muncie IN, Nike golfer (1990 Greater Ozarks Open)
Apr 18th - Kelly Hansen, heavy metal rocker (Hurricane-I'm on to You)
Apr 18th - Pamella Bordes, New Dehli India, Brit parliament prostitute
Apr 18th - Steve Lombardi, American wrestler
Apr 19th - Richard Phelps, British pentathelete
Apr 20th - Don "Hitman" Mattingly, Indiana, 1st baseman (NY Yankees/MVP 1985)
Apr 20th - Marci Bozarth, Lampasas TX, LPGA golfer (1994 Lady Keystone Open-37th)
Apr 20th - Don Mattingly, American baseball player
Apr 20th - Konstantin Lavronenko, Russian actor
Apr 22nd - Byron Allen, LA Calif, comedian (Real People, Byron Allen Show)
Apr 22nd - Jeff Hostetler, NFL QB (NY Giants, Raiders, Redskins/1990 Superbowl)
Apr 22nd - Jimmy Key, Huntsville Alabama, pitcher (Blue Jays, NY Yanks, Orioles)
Apr 23rd - Terry Gordy, American professional wrestler (d. 2001)
Apr 23rd - George Lopez, American actor and comedian
Apr 25th - Dinesh D'Souza, American author
Apr 26th - Albert Lawrence, Jamaica, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)
Apr 26th - Joan Chen, [Chen Chong], Shanghai China, actress (Heaven & Earth)
Apr 26th - Nancy Scranton, Centralia IL, golfer (1991 du Maurier Ltd Classic)
Apr 28th - Cathy Gerring, Ft Wayne IN, LPGA golfer (1990 Lady Keystone Open)
Apr 28th - Futoshi Matsunaga, Japanese serial killer
Apr 29th - Fumihiko Tachiki, Japanese seiyū
Apr 30th - Isiah Thomas, NBA forward (Detroit Piston; 1990 NBA playoff MVP)
May 1st - Charlie O'Brien, Tulsa OK, catcher (Brewers, Mets, Braves, Blue Jays)
May 1st - Steven Cauthen, jockey (1978 Kentucky Derby-Affirmed)
May 1st - Marilyn Milian, current judge on The People's Court
May 2nd - Doctor Robert, [Bruce R Howard], rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
May 2nd - Peter Doohan, Australia, tennis star
May 2nd - Phil Vickery, English celebrity chef
May 3rd - Steve McClaren, English football manager
May 3rd - Joe Murray, American cartoonist
May 3rd - David Vitter American politician
May 4th - Eugene Daniel, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens)
May 4th - Jay Aston, rocker
May 4th - Mary Elizabeth McDonough, Van Nuys Cal, actress (Erin-Waltons)
May 4th - Luis Herrera, Colombian cyclist
May 4th - Ishita Bhaduri, Indian (Bengali) Poet
May 5th - Hiro Hase, wrestler (NJPW)
May 6th - Clay O'Brien, Ray Az, actor (Weedy-Cowboys)
May 6th - George Clooney, Lexington Kentucky, actor (Dr Douglas Ross-ER, Batman)
May 6th - Roma Downey, Derry Ire, actress (1 Life to Live, Touched by an Angel)
May 7th - Linda Somers, Bitburg Germany, US marathoner (Olympics-31st-96)
May 7th - Phil Campbell, British musician (Motörhead)
May 8th - Riaz Poonawalla, cricketer (Indian 12th man/UAE bat 1994 ICC Trophy)
May 8th - David Winning, Canadian film director
May 8th - Akira Taue, Japanese professional wrestler
May 9th - Rene Capo, Pinal del Rio Cuba, half-heavyweight judoka (Olympics-96)
May 10th - Blyth Tait, England, NZ equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-gold-96)
May 10th - Randy Cunneyworth, Etobicoke, NHL left wing (Ottawa Senators)
May 10th - Teri Copley, Arcadia Calif, actress (Mickey-We've Got it Made)
May 10th - Johanna ter Steege, Dutch actress
May 11th - Cecile Licad, Manila Philippines, pianist (Leventritt Award-1981)
May 11th - Diana Lee[-Hsu], Seattle Wa, playmate (May, 1988)
May 12th - Billy Duffy, rocker (Cult-Hell's Kitchen)
May 12th - Lar Park Lincoln, American actress
May 12th - Bruce McCulloch, Canadian actor
May 12th - Thomas Dooley, German-American Soccer Player
May 13th - Dennis Rodman, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls)
May 14th - Tim Roth, London England, actor (Reservoir Dogs, Vincent & Theo)
May 14th - Ulrike Folkerts, German actress
May 14th - Alain Vigneault, Canadian ice hockey coach
May 15th - Anne Kelly, LPGA golfer
May 15th - Katrin Cartlidge, British actress (d. 2002)
May 15th - Melle Mel, American musician
May 16th - Nina Arvesen, White Plains NY, actress (Cassandra-Young & Restless)
May 16th - Kevin Guidry, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)
May 16th - Kevin McDonald, Canadian comedian and actor
May 16th - Charles Wright, American professional wrestler known as "The Godfather"
May 17th - Enya, Irish singer and songwriter
May 19th - Lisa Rathgber, Hillsboro Ill, bowler (LPBT Rookie of Year 1980)
May 19th - Lisa Wagner, bowler (3-time LPBT Player of Year, Bowler of Decade)
May 19th - Gregory Poirier, American screenwriter and director
May 20th - Clive Allen, WLAF kicker (London Monarchs)
May 20th - Kit Clarke, rocker (Danny Wilson-Mary's Prayer)
May 20th - Nick Heyward, guitar/vocals (Haircut 100-Favourite Shirts)
May 20th - Sally Quinlan, LPGA golfer
May 20th - Vaughn Jefferis, Matangi NZ, equestrian 3 day event (Olymp-bronze-96)
May 21st - Tim Lever, keyboard/sax (Dead or Alive-You Spin Me Round)
May 22nd - Dana Williams, Dayton Ohio, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
May 23rd - Dave Babych, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
May 23rd - Drew Carey, Cleve Oh, actor/comedian (Drew-Drew Carey Show)
May 23rd - Kevin Romine, baseball player
May 25th - Hiro Saito, wrestler (All-Japan/NJPW/Calgary)
May 26th - Stephen Robert Pate, Ventura CA, PGA golfer (1987 Southwest Classic)
May 26th - Tarsem Singh, Indian film director
May 27th - Cathy Silvers, NYC, actress (Jenny-Happy Days, Foley Square)
May 27th - Jill Sterkel, US swimmer (Olympics-bronze-1976, 84, 88)
May 27th - John Lugbill, Wauseon Ohio, US canoist/kayaker (Olympic-92)
May 27th - Peri Gilpin, Waco Tx, actor (Roz Doyle-Frasier)
May 28th - Roland Gift, UK, rocker (Fine Young Cannibals-She Drives Me Crazy)
May 29th - David Palmer, heavy metal drummer (ABC, AC/DC)
May 29th - Melissa Etheridge, US singer/songwriter/guitarist (Never Enough)
May 29th - Todd Boonstra, Minneapolis Minn, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
May 30th - Ella Arolovich, Leningrad USSR, model
May 30th - Ralph Carter, NYC, actor (Michael Evans-Good Times)
May 30th - Trey Parker, rapper/actor (Newsies, Hull High)
May 31st - Harry Enfield, comedian (Dermot-Men Behaving Badly, Saturday Live)
May 31st - Lea Thompson, actress (Back to the Future, Caroline In The City)
Jun 1st - Johnny Ray Huston, Mt Vernon IL, PGA golfer (1990 Honda Classic)
Jun 1st - Mark Rodenhauser, NFL center (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
Jun 1st - Paul Coffey, Weston Ontario, NHL forward (Oilers, Penguins, Red Wings)
Jun 2nd - John Cameroon, guitarist (Claw Boys Claw)
Jun 2nd - Kerry Junna-Saxby, Australian 10k walker (Olympics-15th-1992, 96)
Jun 2nd - Dez Cadena, American musician (Black Flag)
Jun 3rd - Kevin Arnott, cricketer (Zimbabwe batsman, 101* v NZ 1992)
Jun 3rd - Peter Glen Vidmar, LA Calif, gymnist (Olympic-2 gold/silver-1984)
Jun 3rd - Lawrence Lessig, American lawyer and author
Jun 4th - Cathy Marino, LPGA golfer
Jun 4th - El Debarge, Grand Rapids Mich, rocker (Debarge-All this Love)
Jun 4th - Ferenc Gyurcsány, Hungary prime minister
Jun 5th - Ramesh Krishnan, Indian tennis star
Jun 5th - Teri Nunn, Calif, rock vocalist (Berlin-You Take my Breathe Away)
Jun 5th - Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (d. 1999)
Jun 6th - Bill Bates, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
Jun 6th - Sydney Walsh, actress (Mo-Hooperman)
Jun 6th - Tom Araya, Chilean musician (Slayer)
Jun 6th - Nir Brand, Israeli composer
Jun 6th - Aldo Costa, Italian engineer
Jun 7th - Dave Catching, American musician
Jun 8th - Kevin Gross, Downey CA, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
Jun 8th - Ursula Buchfellner, Munich Ger, playmate (Oct, 1979)/actr (Bloodline)
Jun 9th - Michael J Fox, Edm, actor (Family Ties, Back to the Future, Teen Wolf)
Jun 9th - Michael J. Fox, Canadian-born actor
Jun 9th - Aaron Sorkin, American writer
Jun 10th - Maxi Priest, [Max Elliott], Jamaican/English singer (Wild World)
Jun 10th - Kim Deal, American musician (Pixies), (The Breeders)
Jun 10th - Kelley Deal, American musician (The Breeders)
Jun 11th - Caroline Quentin, English actress
Jun 11th - María Barranco, Spanish actress
Jun 12th - Rod Latham, cricketer (NZ opening batsman)
Jun 12th - Jim Goad, American author
Jun 14th - "Boy George" O'Dowd, androgynous vocalist & druggie (Culture Club)
Jun 14th - Grace Jackson, St Ann Jamaica, 200m runner (Olympic-silver-1988)
Jun 14th - Sam Perkins, NBA forward/center (Seattle Supersonics)
Jun 15th - Kai Eckhardt, German musician (Garaj Mahal)
Jun 15th - Dave McAuley, Northern Irish boxer
Jun 15th - Yoshimi Iwasaki, Japanese singer/actress
Jun 16th - Robbie Kerr, cricketer (Queensland opener 2 Tests for Australia 1985)
Jun 18th - Andres Galarraga, Caracas Venezuela, infielder (Colorado Rockies)
Jun 18th - [Genevieve] Alison Moyet, Essex England, rock vocalist (Yaz, Alf)
Jun 20th - Gary Varsho, baseball player
Jun 20th - Karin Enke, Dresden German DR, speed skater (Olympic-gold-1980, 84)
Jun 21st - Kip Winger, rocker (Winger-17)
Jun 21st - Manu Chao, Spanish musician
Jun 21st - Sascha Konietzko, German musician
Jun 21st - Karen Barber, ice skater
Jun 22nd - Bobby Gillespie, rocker (Primal Scream)
Jun 22nd - Jimmy Somerville, Glasgow Soctland, rocker (Bronski Beat, Communards)
Jun 22nd - Stephen Batchelor
Jun 23rd - LaSalle Thompson, NBA forward/center (Phila 76ers)
Jun 23rd - Mark Drillich, Dutch pop bassist (Kong-Slauerhoff)
Jun 23rd - Zoran Janjetov, Serbian comic artist
Jun 24th - Bernie Nicholls, Haliburton, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
Jun 24th - Curt Smith, Bath England, rock bassist/vocalist (Tears For Fears)
Jun 24th - Jim Laver Carter, Spring Lake NC, PGA golfer (1995 Anheuser-Busch)
Jun 24th - Natalya Shaposhnikova, USSR, sidehorse vaulter (Olympic-gold-1980)
Jun 25th - Ricky Gervais, English comedian
Jun 26th - Greg LeMond, US bicyclist (Tour de France winner-1986, 1989, 1990)
Jun 27th - Meera Syal, British-Indian comedienne and actress
Jun 28th - Jay Schroeder, NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins, LA Raiders)
Jun 28th - Jeff Malone, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Miami Heat)
Jun 29th - Kimberlin Brown, American actress
Jun 29th - Greg Hetson, American punk-rock guitarist
Jun 30th - Karolyn Kirby, US beach volleyball player (Goodwill-gold-94)
Jul 1st - Diana Frances Spencer, Sandringham England, Princess of Wales (-97)
Jul 1st - Kalpana Chawla, Karnal India, astronaut (STS 87)
Jul 1st - [Frederick] Carl[eton] Lewis, Birmingham, track (Oly-9 gold-84-96)
Jul 1st - Malcolm Elliott, British cyclist
Jul 2nd - Alba Parietti, Torino Italy, actress (Galagoal, Abbronzatissima)
Jul 2nd - James McNichol, LA Calif, actor (Fitzpatricks, California Fever)
Jul 2nd - Pat Dufficy, Westerly RI, female catcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
Jul 2nd - Michael Lindsay, Voice actor
Jul 3rd - Liz Stewart, SF Calif, playmate (July, 1984)
Jul 3rd - Vince Clarke, Basildon Essex, rock keyboardist (Erasure)
Jul 3rd - Pedro Romeiras, Portuguese dancer
Jul 3rd - Tim Smith, English musician (Cardiacs)
Jul 4th - Connie Paraskevin-Young, Detroit, sprint cyclist (Olymp-br-88, 92, 96)
Jul 4th - Richard Allen Garriott, Austin TX, computer game designer (Origin)
Jul 5th - Isabelle Poulenard, French soprano
Jul 6th - Benita Fitzgerald-Brown, Virg, 100m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1984)
Jul 6th - Kimberly Foster, actress (It Takes Two)
Jul 8th - Graham Jones, rock guitarist (Haircut 100)
Jul 8th - Toby Keith, American singer
Jul 9th - Mohammad Aslam, UAE cricketer batsman (1996 World Cup)
Jul 10th - Jacky Cheung, Hong Kong singer and actor
Jul 12th - Bruce Braman, Greene NY, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
Jul 13th - Anders Jarryd, Lidkoping Sweden, tennis star
Jul 13th - Lawrence Donegan, rock bassist
Jul 13th - Stelios Manolas, Greek footballer and manager
Jul 13th - Tim Watson, Australian rules footballer
Jul 14th - Jackie Earle Haley, Northridge Calif, actor (Breaking Away)
Jul 15th - Forest Whitaker, Longview TX, actor (Bloodsport, Platoon, Stakeout)
Jul 15th - Lolita Davidovich, actress (Blaze, Jungle2Jungle)
Jul 15th - Jean-Christophe Grangé, French writer and screenwriter
Jul 15th - Scott Ritter, UN weapons inspector in Iraq
Jul 16th - Leila Kenzle, Patchogue LI NY, actress (Fran Devanow-Mad About You)
Jul 17th - Jonathan Potts, Canadian actor
Jul 18th - Elizabeth McGovern, Evanston Ill, actress (Once Upon a Time in Amer)
Jul 19th - Suzi Schott, Springfield Ill, playmate (August, 1984)
Jul 19th - Maria Filatova, Soviet gymnast
Jul 19th - Hideo Nakata, Japanese film director
Jul 19th - Benoît Mariage, Belgian film director
Jul 21st - Don Wilson, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
Jul 21st - Henry Ellard, NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
Jul 21st - Jim Martin, Oakland CA, rock guitarist (Faith No More-Real Thing)
Jul 21st - Amar Singh Chamkila, Punjabi folk singer
Jul 22nd - Calvin Fish, English racing driver
Jul 22nd - Keith Sweat, American singer
Jul 23rd - Antoine Carr, NBA forward/center (Utah Jazz)
Jul 23rd - Martin Gore, rocker (Depeche Mode-Just Can't Get Enough)
Jul 23rd - Woody Harrelson, Midland Tx, actor (Woody Boyd-Cheers)
Jul 23rd - André Ducharme, Canadian (Québécois) humorist (Rock et Belles Oreilles) and author
Jul 24th - Kerry Dixon, English footballer
Jul 25th - Katherine Kelly Lang, LA Calif, actress (Brooke-Bold & Beautiful)
Jul 25th - Bobbie Eakes, American actress
Jul 26th - Andy Connel, rocker (Swingout Sister-Swingout)
Jul 26th - Gary Cherone, Boston, heavy metal vocalist (Extreme-More Than Words)
Jul 26th - Terri Nunn, rock vocalist (Berlin-Takes My Breath Away)
Jul 26th - Yolanda Chen, Moscow Russia, triple jumper (indoor record)
Jul 26th - Dimitris Saravakos, Greek footballer
Jul 26th - Keiko Matsui, Japanese musician and composer
Jul 27th - Daniel C Burbank, Manchester Ct, Lt cmdr USCG/astronaut
Jul 28th - David Huff, rocker (Giant)
Jul 28th - Scott E Parazynski, Little Rock Ark, MD/astronaut (STS 66, 86, sk:95)
Jul 28th - Alexander Kurlovitch, Soviet weightlifter
Jul 30th - Laurence Fishburne, Augusta GA, actor (Red Heat, School Daze)
Jul 30th - Reggie Roby, NFL punter (Tampa Bay Bucs)
Jul 31st - Chris Hinton, NFL guard (Minn Vikings)
Jul 31st - Susan Sanders, LPGA golfer
Aug 1st - Andrew Nicholson, UK, NZ equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-96)
Aug 1st - Bart Conner, US, parallel bars gymnist (Olympic-gold-1984)
Aug 1st - Bradford John Faxon Jr, Oceanport NJ, PGA golfer (1986 Provident)
Aug 1st - Danny Blind, Dutch soccer star (Sparta/Ajax)
Aug 1st - Mark "Red" Mitchell, actor (JFK, 8 Sceonds, I Want to Live)
Aug 1st - Mike Watkinson, cricketer (England off-spinner all-rounder v WI 1995)
Aug 2nd - Ed West, NFL tight end (Phila Eagles, Atlanta Falcons)
Aug 2nd - Pete de Freitas, Trinidad, rock drummer (Echo & the Bunnyman)
Aug 2nd - Cold 187um, American rapper (Above the Law)
Aug 3rd - Ken Wark, Australian field hockey fullback (Oly-4th/silver-88, 92, 96)
Aug 3rd - Lee Rocker, [Leon Drucker], rock bassist (Stray Cats-Gonna Ball)
Aug 3rd - Molly Hagan, American actress
Aug 4th - Barack Obama, 44th United States President (Democrat) and first African--American president
Aug 4th - Lauren Tom, American actress
Aug 5th - Athula Samarasekera, cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman)
Aug 5th - Tawny Kitaen, SD Calif, actress (Bachelor Party, Witchboard)
Aug 5th - Mark O'Connor, American violinist
Aug 6th - Bruce Matthews, center/guard (Tennessee Oilers)
Aug 6th - Carol Norman, Ardmore Okla, bowler (LPBT Rookie of Year 1982)
Aug 6th - Earl Winfield, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
Aug 6th - Mary Lou, Daniels Chicago lL, tennis star
Aug 7th - Walter Swimburn, Irish jockey (Derby 1981)
Aug 7th - Yelena Davydova, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1980)
Aug 8th - Bruce Matthews, NFL guard/center (Houston Oilers)
Aug 8th - Charmaine Crooks, Jamaica, Canadian 4X400m relayer (Oly-silver-1984)
Aug 8th - Paul Jackson, rocker
Aug 8th - The Edge, [Dave Evans], London, rock guitarist (U2-I Will Follow)
Aug 8th - Daniel House, American music executive
Aug 8th - Rikki Rockett, American drummer (Poison)
Aug 9th - Brad Gilbert, Oakland CA, tennis star
Aug 9th - John Key, New Zealand politician
Aug 9th - Amy Stiller, American actress
Aug 10th - Beatrice Alda, daughter of Alan Alda, actress (Lisa-Four Seasons)
Aug 10th - Jon Farriss, Australian rock vocalist/drummer (INXS-Kiss the Dirt)
Aug 11th - Craig Ehlo, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
Aug 11th - Frederick W Sturckow, La Mesa Calif, USMC capt/astronaut (sk: STS 88)
Aug 12th - Pete De Freitas, rocker (Echo & the Bunnymen-Heaven Up Here)
Aug 12th - Roy Hay, guitarist (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me)
Aug 12th - Lawrence Hayward, English musician (Felt, Denim, Go Kart Mozart)
Aug 12th - Mark Priest, New Zealand cricketer
Aug 13th - Bettine Vriesekoop, Dutch table tennis star
Aug 13th - Dawnn Lewis, actress (Jaleesa-Different World)
Aug 13th - Neil Mallender, cricketer (England pace bowler in two Tests 1992)
Aug 13th - Stuart Maconie, English music writer and broadcaster
Aug 13th - Tom Perrotta, American novelist
Aug 13th - Sunil Shetty, Indian Actor, Producer
Aug 14th - Sarah Brightman, actress/singer (Phantom of the Opera)
Aug 14th - Susan Olson, Santa Monica Calif, actress (Cindy-Brady Bunch)
Aug 14th - "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler (d. 1995)
Aug 15th - Joan Delk, Tampa FL, LPGA golfer (1995 First Bank Edina Realty-66th)
Aug 15th - Matt Johnson, rocker (The The-Infected Soul Mining)
Aug 15th - Ed Gillespie, American White House counsel to George W. Bush
Aug 15th - Gary Kubiak, American football coach
Aug 16th - Christian Okoye, American football player
Aug 17th - Jamie Macoun, Newmarket, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
Aug 18th - John Viscardi, NYC, actor (Father Tony-One Life to Live)
Aug 18th - Bob Woodruff, American journalist, anchor
Aug 19th - Danuta Bartoszek, Pyrzyce Poland, Canadian marathoner (Olympics-96)
Aug 20th - Linda Mantz, NYC, actress (Frankie-Dorothy)
Aug 20th - Rick Rael, heavy metal rocker
Aug 20th - Greg Egan, Australian author
Aug 20th - Joe Pasquale, English comedian
Aug 21st - Danny Sheaffer, Jacksonville FL, catcher (St Louis Cardinals)
Aug 21st - Lance Earl Deal, Riverton Wyoming, hammer thrower (Olympics-silver-96)
Aug 21st - Stephen Hillenburg, American animator and cartoonist
Aug 21st - V. B. Chandrasekhar, Indian cricketer
Aug 22nd - Debbi Peterson, LA Calif, rock drummer (Bangles-Eternal Flame)
Aug 22nd - Jay Ashton, rocker (Gene Loves Jezebel)
Aug 22nd - John Kidd, NFL punter (Miami Dolphins)
Aug 22nd - Roland Orzabal, rock vocalist (Tears for Fears-Shout, Head over Heels)
Aug 23rd - Bobby Gubby, rocker
Aug 23rd - Julio Franco, Sp de Macrois Dom Rep, infielder (Cleveland Indians)
Aug 23rd - Dean DeLeo, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots)
Aug 24th - Colin Angus, Scottish pop musician (Shamen, Ebeneezer Goode)
Aug 24th - Mark "Bedders" Bedfored, London, rock bassist (Madness)
Aug 24th - Ingrid Berghmans, Belgian judoka
Aug 24th - Jared Harris, English actor
Aug 25th - Billy Ray Cyrus, Flatwoods Ky, country singer (Achy Breaky Heart)
Aug 25th - Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, Manchester England, actress (Kill Me Again)
Aug 26th - Jeff Parrett, Indianapolis IN, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
Aug 26th - Jimmy Olander, Palos Verdes Cal, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in Middle)
Aug 27th - "Downtown" Julie Brown, TV host (Club MTV, Inside Edition)
Aug 27th - Tom Ford, American fashion designer
Aug 28th - Kim Appleby, rocker (Mel & Kim-Coming to America)
Aug 28th - Kim Appleby, English singer
Aug 29th - Rebecca De Mornay, Santa Rose Cal, actress (Hand that Rocks Cradle)
Aug 29th - Tony MacAlpine, heavy metal rocker (Solo-Edge of Insanity)
Aug 31st - David Chastain, heavy metal rocker (Chastain-Rule of Wasteland)
Sep 1st - Bam Bam Bigelow, Secaucus NJ, WWF wrestler (Wrestlemania XI)
Sep 2nd - Jeff Russell, Cincinnatti OH, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
Sep 2nd - Carlos Valderrama, Colombian footballer
Sep 3rd - Brian Thomas Kamm, Rochester NY, PGA golfer (1994 Bell Canadian-6th)
Sep 3rd - Greg Petersen, Iowa City IA, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Klondike-6th)
Sep 3rd - Rene Gonzales, Austin TX, infielder (Texas Rangers)
Sep 4th - Kevin Kennedy, English actor
Sep 4th - Rizwan-uz-Zaman, Pakistani cricketer
Sep 5th - Marc-André Hamelin, Canadian pianist
Sep 6th - Pal Waaktaar, Oslo Norway, rock guitarist/vocalist (A-ha)
Sep 6th - Peggy MacIntaggart, Midland Ontario, playmate (January, 1990)
Sep 6th - Scott Travis, American musician (Judas Priest)
Sep 6th - Simon Reeve, Australian journalist
Sep 7th - LeRoi Moore, American Saxophonist (Dave Matthews Band) {d. 2008)
Sep 7th - Jean-Yves Thibaudet, French Pianist
Sep 8th - Franny Michel, Bkln NY, actress (Patricia-Apple's Way)
Sep 8th - Paul Zanetti, Australian political cartoonist
Sep 9th - Jim Corsi, Newtonville MA, pitcher (Oakland A's)
Sep 11th - Virginia Madsen, Chicago Ill, actress (Dune, Hot Spot, Class)
Sep 11th - Philip Ardagh, British writer
Sep 12th - Mylene Farmer, Montreal Canada, french singer (Cendres de Lune)
Sep 12th - Kathem Al Saher, Iraqi singer
Sep 13th - Dave Mustaine, American musician (ex-Metallica, Megadeth)
Sep 13th - KK Null, Japanese musician
Sep 13th - Peter Roskam, Republican Congressman from Illinois
Sep 14th - Antonia De Sancha, London England, lover of Brit MP David Mellor
Sep 15th - Dan Marino, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins)
Sep 16th - Alessandro Cecchi Paone, Italian entertainer
Sep 16th - Mark Parent, Ashland OR, catcher (Detroit Tigers)
Sep 16th - William M "Bill" Hicks, comedian
Sep 16th - Bilinda Butcher, British singer (My Bloody Valentine)
Sep 17th - Pamela Ann Melroy, Palo Alto Calif, Major USAF/astronaut (sk:STS 92)
Sep 17th - Ty Tabor, American guitarist and singer (King's X)
Sep 18th - Jensen Buchanan, Montgomery Ala, actress (Vicky/Marley-Another World)
Sep 18th - Sharon Barrett, San Diego, LPGA golfer (1993 Nabisco Dinah Shore-22nd)
Sep 18th - James Gandolfini, American actor
Sep 20th - Becky Larson, LPGA golfer
Sep 20th - Erwin Koeman, soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen)
Sep 20th - Lisa Bloom, American lawyer and television personality
Sep 21st - Michel R Vassallucci, French/Neth publisher (Arena)
Sep 21st - Nancy Travis, NYC, actress (Kim-Almost Perfect, Chaplin, 8 Men Out)
Sep 22nd - Catherine Oxenberg, NYC, princess/actress (Dynasty, Overexposed)
Sep 22nd - Dot Richardson, Orlando Fla, softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96)
Sep 22nd - Vince Coleman, American baseball player
Sep 22nd - Dr. Liam Fox, British Conservative politician
Sep 22nd - Bonnie Hunt, American actress
Sep 23rd - Elizabeth Pena, Havana Cuba, actress (La Bamba, Jacob's Ladder)
Sep 23rd - Phyllis Hines, Nashville TN, cyclist (Olympics-96)
Sep 23rd - William C McCool, San Diego Calif, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut
Sep 23rd - Chi McBride, American actor
Sep 24th - Dillard Pruitt, Greenville SC, PGA golfer (1991 Chattanooga Classic)
Sep 24th - Allen Bestwick, Nascar broadcaster
Sep 24th - John Logan, American screenwriter
Sep 25th - Heather Locklear, LA Ca, actress (Stacy-T J Hooker, Sammy Jo-Dynasty)
Sep 25th - Tim Zoehrer, cricketer (Aussie keeper, & occasional WA leggie)
Sep 26th - Will Self, English author
Sep 27th - Christopher J Perry, Edenton NC, PGA golfer (1987 Kemper Open-2nd)
Sep 27th - Irvine Welsh, Scottish writer
Sep 27th - Andy Lau, Hong Kong actor and singer
Sep 28th - Anne White, Charleston WV, tennis (Wore spandex in '85 Wimbledon)
Sep 28th - Ed Vosberg, Tucson AZ, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
Sep 28th - Michael-James Wixted, Santa Monica Calif, actor (Smith Family)
Sep 28th - Yordanka Donkova, Bulgaria, 100 m hurdler (world record)
Sep 28th - Quentin Kawananakoa, pretender to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii
Sep 29th - Julia Gillard, Australian politician
Sep 30th - Chandrakant Pandit, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (late 80's)
Sep 30th - Crystal Bernard, Garland TX, actress (Amy-It's a Living, Helen-Wings)
Sep 30th - Eric Stoltz, actor (Anaconda, Pulp Fiction, Mask)
Sep 30th - Eric van de Poele, Belgian racing driver
Sep 30th - Sally Yeh, Hong Kong singer and actress
Oct 1st - Cornelius Johannes Petrus Gerhardus "Corrie" Van Zyl, cricketer (SAf)
Oct 1st - Gary Ablett, Australian rules footballer
Oct 1st - Robert Rey, Brazilian-American plastic surgeon and television personality
Oct 2nd - Alan Wells, cricketer (England Test batsman v WI in one Test 1995)
Oct 2nd - Pablo Arraya, Argentina, tennis star
Oct 2nd - Robbie Nevil, rocker (A Place Like This)
Oct 4th - David W Harper, Abilene Tx, actor (Jim Bob-Waltons)
Oct 4th - John Secada, singer
Oct 4th - Mary Ellen Stuart, actress (Frannie Crawford-As the World Turns)
Oct 4th - Kazuki Takahashi, Japanese author
Oct 5th - Shell Kepler, actress (Amy Vining-General Hospital)
Oct 5th - Sharon Cheslow, American musician, composer and artist
Oct 5th - Matthew Kauffman, American journalist and George Polk Award winner
Oct 5th - David Kirk, New Zealand rugby union footballer
Oct 6th - Kathrin Dörre, East German marathoner (Olympic-bronze-1988)
Oct 6th - Tim Burgess, rocker
Oct 7th - Judy Landers, Phila, actress (Vega$, BJ & the Bear, Madame's Place)
Oct 7th - Matthew Roloff, American reality star
Oct 7th - Brian Mannix, Australian singer and actor
Oct 8th - Ted Kooshian, American jazz pianist
Oct 9th - Arlene Boxhall, Zimbabwe, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1980)
Oct 9th - Jean Sagal, LA Calif, actress (Kate-Double Trouble, Grease 2)
Oct 9th - Liz Sagal, LA Calif, actress (Allison-Double Trouble, Grease 2)
Oct 9th - Trevor Matich, NFL center/guard (Washington Redskins)
Oct 9th - Julian Bailey, British racing driver
Oct 10th - Brian Lee Diemer, Grand Rapids Mich, steeplechase (Olymp-bronze-1984)
Oct 10th - Martin Kemp, London, rock bassist (Spandau Ballet)
Oct 10th - Jodi Benson, American voice actress
Oct 10th - Henrik Jørgensen, Danish marathon runner
Oct 11th - Steve Young, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers, NFL Player of Year '92)
Oct 11th - Neil Buchanan, English television presenter
Oct 11th - Amr Diab, Egyptian singer
Oct 13th - Derek Harper, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic)
Oct 14th - Melanie Wilson, actress (Jennifer-Perfect Strangers)
Oct 14th - Mike Tramp, Denmark, heavy metal rocker (White Lion-Mane Attraction)
Oct 14th - Isaac Mizrahi American fashion designer
Oct 16th - Billy Taylor, Monticello FL, pitcher (Oakland A's)
Oct 16th - Chris Doleman, defensive end (San Francisco 49ers)
Oct 16th - Wilfried Brookhuis, soccer player (NEC)
Oct 16th - Randy Vasquez, American actor
Oct 16th - Marc Levy, French novelist
Oct 18th - Eric Jespersen, Port Alberni BC, star yachter (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)
Oct 18th - Erin Moran, Burbank Calif, actress (Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi)
Oct 18th - Gladstone Small, cricketer (in Barbados England quickie with no neck)
Oct 18th - Wynton Marsalis, New Orleans La, jazz trumpeter (Grammy 1983)
Oct 19th - Tim Belcher, Sparta Ohio, baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers, KC Royals)
Oct 20th - Ian Rush, Welsh footballer
Oct 20th - Michie Tomizawa, Japanese voice actress
Oct 21st - Mark Finch, film festival organiser
Oct 22nd - Barbara Potter, Ct, tennis player (changed shirt on Wimbledon Court)
Oct 22nd - Donna Wynd, Auckland NZ, 1k sprint cyclist (Olympics-96)
Oct 22nd - Leonard Marshall, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, NY Jets)
Oct 22nd - Sanath Kaluperuma, cricketer (four Tests for Sri Lanka 1984-88)
Oct 22nd - Robert Torti, American actor
Oct 23rd - Laurie Halse Anderson, American writer
Oct 23rd - Don and Ron Harris, American professional wrestlers
Oct 23rd - Andoni Zubizarreta, Spanish footballer
Oct 24th - Rafael Belliard, Pueblo Nuevo Dom Rep, infielder (Atlanta Braves)
Oct 24th - Russell Swanson, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer
Oct 24th - Susan Leigh Still, Augusta Ga, lt cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 83, 94)
Oct 24th - Mary Bono, American politician
Oct 24th - Dave Meltzer, American wrestling journalist
Oct 26th - Mark Bucek, Winter Pak FL, Nike golfer (1994 Gary Player Tour)
Oct 27th - Rick Gibson, Calgary Alta, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 CPGA)
Oct 29th - Cornelia Oschkenat, German DR, hurdler (50m indoor)
Oct 29th - Joel Otto, Elk River MN, NHL center (Phila Flyers, Team USA Oly-1998)
Oct 29th - Randy Jackson, Gary In, rocker (Jackson 5-ABC)
Oct 30th - Hans Segers, soccer goaltender (PSV, Nottingham Forest, Wimbledon)
Oct 30th - Scott Garrelts, American baseball player
Oct 31st - Alonzo Babers, Montgomery Ala, 400m/4X400m relay (Olympic-gold-1984)
Oct 31st - Christine Bridged, Australian European class yachter (Olympics-96)
Oct 31st - Glenn "Doc" Rivers, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
Oct 31st - Larry Mullen Jr, Dublin Ireland, rock drummer (U2-I Will Follow)
Oct 31st - Sterling Hinds, Toronto, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-bronze-1984)
Oct 31st - Peter Jackson, New Zealand film director
Oct 31st - Kate Campbell, American musician
Nov 1st - Anne Donovan, Ridgewood NJ, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
Nov 1st - Kim Krizan, Calif, writer/actress (Slacker, Dazed & Confused)
Nov 1st - Magne Furuholmen, Oslo Norway, keyboardist/vocalist (Aha-Take on Me)
Nov 1st - Paul Jackson, cricketer (slow lefty bowler for Victoria & Queensland)
Nov 1st - Louise Boije af Gennäs, Swedish writer and novelist
Nov 1st - Calvin Johnson, American musician (Beat Happening, The Halo Benders, Dub Narcotic Sound System)
Nov 2nd - k.d. lang, [Kathy Dawn], Consort Alberta, country singer
Nov 2nd - K.D. Lang, Canadian musician
Nov 3rd - David AC viscount Linley, son of English princess Margaret/mystic
Nov 3rd - Kari Michaelsen, NYC, actress (Katie-Gimme a Break)
Nov 4th - Carlos Espinosa, Mexico, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 Philippine Open)
Nov 4th - Ralph Macchio, Huntington NY, actor (Karate Kid, 8 is Enough)
Nov 4th - Kathy Griffin, American comedian
Nov 4th - Daron Hagen, American composer
Nov 4th - Edward Knight, American composer
Nov 4th - Les Sampou, American musician
Nov 4th - Nigel Worthington, Northern Irish footballer
Nov 5th - Charles O Hobaugh, Bar Harbor ME, Capt USMC/astronaut
Nov 5th - Gina Mastrogiacomo, American actress (d. 2001)
Nov 6th - Florent Pagny, French songwriter and singer
Nov 6th - Kazuhiko Aoki, Japanese game creator
Nov 6th - Craig Goldy, guitarist for the band Dio
Nov 7th - Mintcho Pachov, Bulgaria, 67.5kg weightlifer (Olympic-bronze-1980)
Nov 8th - Leif Garrett, Hollywood Cal, singer/actor (Devil x 5, 3 for the Road)
Nov 9th - Jill Dando, British television presenter (d. 1999)
Nov 10th - Junior, [Norman Giscombe], R&B singer (Mama used to Say)
Nov 10th - Ramona Pagel, LA Calif, shot putter
Nov 10th - Rudolf Grimm, Austrian physics professor
Nov 10th - John Walton, English darts player
Nov 11th - Matt Ghaffari, Tehran Iran, US greco-roman wrestler (Oly-sil-92, 96)
Nov 11th - Steve Young, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers)
Nov 12th - Chela Quintana, Venezuela, LPGA golfer (8 time Venezuelan Amat Champ)
Nov 12th - Greg Gagne, Fall River MA, infielder (LA Dodgers)
Nov 12th - Nadia Comaneci, [Gheorghe], Romania, gymnist (1st 10/Olymp-gold-1976)
Nov 12th - Enzo Francescoli, Uruguayan footballer
Nov 12th - Jonathan Nossiter, American film director
Nov 12th - Michaela Paetsch, American violinist
Nov 13th - Edwin "Rick" Bakker, Dutch author: Rick's Report, AIDS Diary
Nov 14th - D B Sweeney, actor (Cutting Edge, Fire in the Sky, Day in October)
Nov 14th - Gordon Jennison Noice, American actor
Nov 15th - Ian Reid, Australian educator
Nov 16th - Frank Bruno, British boxer (European champ)
Nov 16th - Corinne Hermès, French singer
Nov 17th - Merete Van Kemp, Denmark, actress (Grace-Dallas, Princess Daisy)
Nov 17th - Robert Stethem, U.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (d. 1985)
Nov 18th - Janice Lynn Kuehnemund, St Paul Minn, rocker (Vixen-Rev It Up)
Nov 19th - Grant Ledyard, Winnipeg, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
Nov 19th - Meg Ryan, Bethel Ct, actress (When Harry Met Sally, As the World Turns)
Nov 20th - Tim Harvey, British racing driver
Nov 20th - Larry Karaszewski, American screenwriter
Nov 20th - Dave Watson, English footballer
Nov 22nd - Joel Ashley Edwards, Dallas TX, PGA golfer (1992 BC Open-2nd)
Nov 22nd - Mariel Hemingway, Ketchum Id, actress (Personal Best, Civil Wars)
Nov 22nd - Randal L. Schwartz, American computer programmer
Nov 22nd - Stephen Hough, British concert pianist
Nov 23rd - Merv Hughes, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1985-94 Extrovert)
Nov 23rd - Keith Ablow, American psychiatrist and author
Nov 24th - Carl Sundquist, Indianapolis Ind, cyclist (Olympics-96)
Nov 24th - Carlos Carnero, Spanish member of parliament
Nov 24th - Arundhati Roy, Indian writer
Nov 25th - Amy Gibson, actress (General Hospital)
Nov 25th - Kenny Monday, Tulsa Okla, 163 lbs freestyles wrestler (Oly-88, 92, 96)
Nov 26th - Dave Hannan, Sudbury, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche)
Nov 26th - Marcy Walker, Paducah KY, actress (Liza-All My Child, Santa Barbara)
Nov 26th - Lisa Moretti, American professional wrestler
Nov 27th - Lee Johnson, NFL punter/kicker (Cin Bengals)
Nov 27th - Princess, rocker (Desirez Heslop, All For Love)
Nov 27th - Randy Milligan, baseball player
Nov 27th - Steve Oedekerk, American film director, actor and comedian
Nov 28th - Jane Sibbett, actress (Teddy Z, Heddy Newman-Herman's Head)
Nov 28th - Patty Zomer, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots)
Nov 28th - Martin Clunes, British actor
Nov 28th - Alfonso Cuarón, Mexican film director
Nov 29th - Kim Delaney, Phila, actress (All My Children, Tour of Duty, NYPD Blue)
Nov 29th - Masayoshi Yamashita, Japanese musician
Nov 30th - Innocent Egbunike, Nigeria, 4x400m runner (Olympic-bronze-1984)
Dec 1st - Barb Mucha, Parma OH, LPGA golfer (1992 Oldsmobile Classic)
Dec 1st - Jeremy Northam, English actor
Dec 1st - Armin Meiwes, German cannibal
Dec 3rd - Julianne Moore, actress (Lost World, 9 Months)
Dec 3rd - Adal Ramones, Mexican television host
Dec 4th - Frank Reich, NFL quarterback (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
Dec 4th - Frank Reich, quarterback (Detroit Lions)
Dec 6th - David Lovering, American drummer (Pixies)
Dec 7th - Mary Beth Evans, Pasadena CA, actress (Katherine Ashton-Gen Hospital)
Dec 7th - Lisa Fischer, American R&B singer
Dec 8th - Ann Coulter, American author, political commentator, and attorney
Dec 8th - Mikey Robins, Australian comedian
Dec 9th - Christiane Jolissaint, Switzerland, tennis star
Dec 9th - Ian Andrew Wright, Hamilton NZ, rower (Olympics-96)
Dec 9th - Joe Lando, LA Calif, actor (Byron Sully-Dr Quinn)
Dec 9th - David Anthony Higgins, American actor
Dec 10th - Mark McKoy, Canadian track star (world record 50m indoor)
Dec 10th - Nia Peeples, [Vernia], Hollywood, dancer/host (Fame, Party Machine)
Dec 11th - Mike Henneman, St Charles MO, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
Dec 11th - Marco Pierre White, English chef and restaurateur
Dec 12th - Dale Sanderson, CFL guard (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
Dec 13th - Gary Zimmerman, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
Dec 13th - Harry Gregson-Williams, English composer
Dec 13th - Irene Saez, Miss Universe 1981 and Venezuelan politician
Dec 14th - Jeff Robinson, baseball player (Det, Balt)
Dec 15th - Annie Pujol, Perpignan, French TV hostess (Roue de la Fortune)
Dec 15th - Reginald Hudlin, director (House Party)
Dec 15th - Karin Resetarits, Austrian journalist
Dec 16th - Kelly Tough, Vancouver BC, playmate (Oct, 1981)
Dec 17th - Sarah Dallin, rocker (Bananarama-Venus)
Dec 17th - Venice Kong, St Mary Jamaica, playmate (September, 1985)
Dec 18th - Brian Orser, Canada, figure skater (Olympics-Silver-88)
Dec 18th - Ken Foreman, rocker (Thrashing Doves-Reprobate's Hymm)
Dec 18th - Lalchand Rajput, cricketer (Indian Test opening batsman 1985-86)
Dec 18th - Thomas Strittmatter, writer
Dec 19th - Reggie White, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
Dec 20th - Bonnie Marino, Cleveland Oh, playmate (Jun, 1990)
Dec 20th - Gale Gilbert, NFL quarterback (SD Chargers)
Dec 20th - Nate Newton, NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys)
Dec 20th - Mohammad Fouad, Arab singer and actor
Dec 21st - Trevor Bayliss, cricketer (NSW batsman)
Dec 21st - Francis Ng, Hong Kong actor
Dec 21st - Ryuji Sasai, Japanese composer
Dec 22nd - Yuri Ivanovich Malinchenko, Russian lt-col/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-19)
Dec 22nd - Andrew Fastow, American businessman
Dec 23rd - Carol Smillie, British television personality
Dec 24th - Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan Republic
Dec 24th - Jay Wright, American basketball coach
Dec 25th - Storm Davis, baseball player
Dec 25th - Ingrid Betancourt, Colombian senator
Dec 26th - Storm Davis, Dallas Texas, pitcher (KC Royals)
Dec 26th - Tahnee Welch, [La Tahn Renee Welch], San Diego CA, actress (Cocoon)
Dec 26th - John Lynch, Irish actor
Dec 27th - Caroline Gowan, Greenville SC, LPGA golfer (SC Women's Amat-1981, 83)
Dec 28th - Heather Hafner, Santa Barbara Ca, WPVA volleyballer (National-7th-90)
Dec 28th - Kent Nielsen, Danish footballer and football coach
Dec 29th - Robert Louis Tewdwr Moss, journalist/travel writer
Dec 29th - Jim Reid, Scottish singer (The Jesus and Mary Chain, Freeheat)
Dec 30th - Ben Johnson, 100m runner (Olympic-gold-1988-disqualified)
Dec 30th - Sue Malaxos, Australian marathoner (Olympics-96)
Dec 30th - Douglas Coupland, Canadian author
Dec 30th - Ben Johnson, Canadian athlete
Dec 31st - Joanna Johnson, actress (Caroline-Bold & Beautiful)
Dec 31st - Rick Aguilera, San Gabriel CA, pitcher (Minn Twins)

Major historical events of 1961

posted Apr 30, 2011, 4:44 AM by John W. Blodgett   [ updated Apr 30, 2011, 5:28 AM ]

Jan 1st - Briggs Stadium is renamed Tigers Stadium
Jan 1st - Houston Oilers beat LA Chargers 24-16 in AFL championship game
Jan 1st - Largest check issued, Natl Bank of Chicago to Sears ($960.242 billion)
Jan 1st - Russia introduces a new ruble worth $1.11
Jan 2nd - 1st AFL Championship Game, Houston Oilers beat LA Chargers 24-16
Jan 2nd - Hawaii's, then all time low temperature, 14°F recorded atop Haleakale
Jan 3rd - Adam Clayton Powell elected Chairman of House Education & Labor
Jan 3rd - US breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba
Jan 4th - Longest recorded strike ends-33 yrs-Danish barbers' assistants
Jan 5th - US breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba
Jan 7th - 1st NFL Playoff Bowl (runner-up bowl)-Detroit beats Cleveland 17-16
Jan 7th - Trucial States (now UAE) issue their 1st postage stamps
Jan 8th - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Yvor Winters
Jan 9th - Twins agree on $500,000 payment to AA for Minn/St Paul territory
Jan 11th - Racial riot at University of Georgia
Jan 12th - "Show Girl" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 100 performances
Jan 12th - UN genocide pact goes into effect
Jan 14th - Chic Bear Willard Dewveall becomes 1st NFLer to join AFL
Jan 15th - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 35-31
Jan 15th - Suggs wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational Open
Jan 15th - Supremes signed with Motown Records
Jan 16th - "Conquering Hero" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 8 performances
Jan 16th - Russian espionage ring detected in Great Britain
Jan 17th - Eisenhower allegedly orders assassination of Congo's Lumumba
Jan 17th - President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers a televised farewell address to the nation three days before leaving office, in which he warns against the accumulation of power by the "military-industrial complex".
Jan 18th - Zanzibar's Afro-Shirazi party wins 1 seat by a single vote & parliament by a single seat
Jan 19th - 1st episode for "Dick Van Dyke Show" is filmed
Jan 20th - Arthur M Ramsay becomes archbishop of Canterbury
Jan 20th - Francis Poulenc's "Gloria," premieres in Boston
Jan 20th - Robert Frost recites "Gift Outright" at JFK's inauguration
Jan 20th - Yugoslav ex-vice-president Milovan Djilas flees
Jan 21st - "Conquering Hero" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 8 performances
Jan 21st - KIFI TV channel 8 in Idaho Falls, ID (NBC) begins broadcasting
Jan 21st - Portuguese rebels seize cruise ship Santa Maria
Jan 23rd - Supreme Court rules cities & states have right to censor films
Jan 23rd - Venezuela adopts constitution
Jan 24th - Edward Albee's "American Dream," premieres in NYC
Jan 24th - Lazard Brothers Ltd draw a check for $334,867,807.68
Jan 25th - 1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference (JFK)
Jan 25th - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament
Jan 25th - Military coup in El Salvador
Jan 25th - Walt Disney's "101 Dalmations" released
Jan 26th - "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley peaks to #1
Jan 26th - 1st woman "personal physician to president"-JG Travell
Jan 27th - "Sing Along with Mitch" [Miller] premieres on NBC TV
Jan 28th - Republic of Rwanda proclaimed
Jan 29th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Laurence Owen
Jan 29th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Bradley Lord
Jan 30th - Bobby Darin is youngest performer to headline a TV special on NBC
Jan 30th - JFK asks for an Alliance for Progress & Peace Corp
Jan 30th - KAET TV channel 8 in Phoenix, AZ (PBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 30th - Lance Gibbs takes hat-trick (Mackay, Grout, Misson) at Adelaide
Jan 31st - David Ben-Gurion resigns as premier of Israel
Jan 31st - Ham is 1st primate in space (158 miles) aboard Mercury/Redstone 2
Jan 31st - Houston voters approve bond to finance luxury domed stadium
Jan 31st - Kanhai completes twin tons (117 & 115) v Aust at Adelaide
Jan 31st - NATO secretary-general Paul-Henri Spaak says he'll resign
Jan 31st - USAF launches Samos spy satellite to replace U-2 flights
Feb 1st - 1st full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful
Feb 1st - British minister Enoch Powell makes medical insurance more expensive
Feb 1st - Mackay & Kline hang on for 100 mins for cricket draw vs West Indies
Feb 2nd - Prince Bernhard opens new RAI building in Amsterdam
Feb 3rd - 6th largest snowfall in NYC history (17.4" (44.2cm))
Feb 4th - Sputnik 7 launches into Earth orbit; probable Venus probe failure
Feb 6th - "Jail, No Bail" Jail-in movement starts in Rock Hill SC
Feb 6th - KOAP TV channel 10 in Portland, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
Feb 7th - Jane Fonda made her acting debut in the NBC drama "A String of Beads"
Feb 9th - Joseph Ileo appointed premier of Congo
Feb 10th - AFL's LA Chargers move to San Diego
Feb 10th - Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power
Feb 10th - Walter Piston's 7th Symphony, premieres
Feb 11th - Robert Weaver sworn in with then highest federal post by a black
Feb 11th - Trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem
Feb 12th - Celtic Bill Russell grabs 40 rebounds to beat Warriors 136-125
Feb 12th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
Feb 12th - Mushtaq Mohammad scores 1st Test Cricket century at 17 yrs 82 days
Feb 12th - USSR launches Venera 1 toward Venus
Feb 13th - Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Bros Records
Feb 13th - Soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus
Feb 14th - Element 103, Lawrencium, 1st produced in Berkeley Calif
Feb 14th - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Royal Poinciana Golf Invitational
Feb 15th - Australia beat WI 2-1 in one of best Test Cricket series ever
Feb 15th - Entire US figure skating team of 18, dies in Belgian Sabena 707 crash
Feb 16th - 1st all-solid-propellant rocket put in orbit, Wallops Island, Va
Feb 16th - China uses it's 1st nuclear reactor
Feb 16th - US satellite Explorer 9 is launched
Feb 18th - Henk van der Grift becomes world champion skater
Feb 19th - Albania disavows Chinese "Revisionism"
Feb 19th - Henk van der Grift (Neth) becomes world champ all-round skater
Feb 21st - Friedrich Durrenmatt's "Die Physiker," premieres in Zurich
Feb 21st - Gabon adopts constitution
Feb 21st - Mercury-Atlas 2 reentry Test reaches 172 km
Feb 24th - Explorer (10) fails to reach Earth orbit
Feb 25th - Niagara ends St Bonaventura's 99-game home basketball win streak
Feb 25th - Paul Bikle in glider climbs from 1208 m at release to record 14,10
Feb 27th - The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.
Feb 28th - JFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor
Mar 1st - Cellist Jacqueline du Prés debut in Wigmore Hall
Mar 1st - President Kennedy establishes the Peace Corp
Mar 2nd - "13 Daughters" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 28 performances
Mar 3rd - King Hassan II's ascends to throne of Morocco
Mar 4th - Paul-Henri Spaak resigns as sec-gen of NATO
Mar 6th - 1st London minicabs introduced
Mar 6th - Dutch Queen Juliana celebrates 12½ year govt jubilee
Mar 6th - Dutch guilder revalued 4.74%
Mar 8th - Jean Kerr's "Mary, Mary," premieres in NYC
Mar 8th - US nuclear submarine Patrick Henry arrives at Scottish naval base of Holy Loch from SC in a record underseas journey of 66 days 22 hrs
Mar 9th - 1st animal returned from space, dog named Blackie aboard Sputnik 9
Mar 9th - Mine cave-in in Japan, kills 72
Mar 9th - Sputnik 9 carries Chernushka (dog) into orbit
Mar 9th - Supremes release "I Want A Guy" & "Never Again"
Mar 11th - Then NHL record 40 penalties, Black Hawks & Maple Leafs (20 each)
Mar 12th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Miami Golf Open
Mar 13th - Elizabeth Gurley Finn (70) becomes pres of US Communist Party
Mar 13th - Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 6 for heavywgt boxing title
Mar 13th - JFK sets up the Alliance for Progress
Mar 13th - Landslide in USSR, kills 145
Mar 13th - Old type, black & white notes cease to be legal tender
Mar 13th - Pablo Picasso (79) marries his model Jacqueline Rocque (37)
Mar 14th - George Weiss becomes pres of NY Mets
Mar 15th - South Africa withdrews from British Commonwealth
Mar 17th - NY DA arrests professional gamblers who implicate Seton Hall players
Mar 17th - South Africa leaves British Commonwealth
Mar 18th - Poppin' Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy introduced
Mar 21st - Art Modell purchases Cleveland Browns for then record ($3,925,000)
Mar 21st - Beatles' 1st appearance at the Cavern Club
Mar 24th - NY Senate approves $55M for a baseball stadium at Flushing Meadows
Mar 25th - "13 Daughters" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 28 performances
Mar 25th - "Gypsy" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 702 performances
Mar 25th - 23rd NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: Cin beats Ohio State 70-65 (OT)
Mar 25th - Elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona
Mar 25th - Explorer 10 launched into elongated Earth orbit (177/181,000 km)
Mar 25th - Sputnik 10 carries a dog into Earth orbit; later recovered
Mar 25th - 3rd place game is one of the wildest contests in NCAA Tournament history as St Joseph's defeats Utah 127-120 in 4 overtimes
Mar 26th - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Golden Circle of Golf Festival
Mar 27th - Black demonstrators in Charleston staged ride-ins on street cars
Mar 27th - Belgium govt of Eyskens resigns
Mar 27th - Failed assassination attempt on King Saif al-Islam Achmad of Yemen
Mar 29th - 23rd Amendment ratified, allows Wash DC residents to vote for pres
Mar 29th - After a 4½ year trial Nelson Mandela is acquitted on treason charge
Mar 29th - KCPT TV channel 19 in Kansas City, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
Mar 30th - NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 169,600' (51,690 m)
Mar 30th - The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed at New York.
Mar 31st - Aklilou Habtewold becomes 1st premier of Ethiopia
Apr 1st - Jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye
Apr 3rd - "Happiest Girl in the World" opens at Martin Beck NYC for 97 perfs
Apr 3rd - Connie Mack Stadium in Phila is sold to J Schleifer Properties
Apr 5th - Barbra Streisand appears on "Jack Paar Show"
Apr 5th - Dutch governor Platteel installs New Guinea Council
Apr 8th - "Show Girl" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 100 perfs
Apr 8th - British liner "Dara" explodes in Persian Gulf, kills 236
Apr 10th - 25th Golf Masters Championship: Gary Player wins, shooting a 280
Apr 10th - Adolf Eichmann tried as a war criminal in Israel
Apr 10th - Dutch foreign minister Luns talks to JFK about New Guinea
Apr 10th - New Wash Senators loses 1st regular-season game 4-3 to White Sox
Apr 11th - Bob Dylan makes his 1st appearance at Folk City, Greenwich Village
Apr 11th - 15th NBA Championship: Bos Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 1
Apr 11th - Adolf Eichmann trial begins in Israel
Apr 11th - Austrian 4th & last government of Raab resigns
Apr 11th - Israel begins Adolf Eichmann WW II crimes trial
Apr 12th - 3rd Grammy Awards: Theme From a Summer Place, Ray Charles wins 4
Apr 12th - Douglas MacArthur declines offer to become baseball commissioner
Apr 12th - Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin becomes 1st person to orbit Earth (Vostok 1)
Apr 13th - "Carnival!" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 719 performances
Apr 13th - UN General Assembly condemns South-Africa's apartheid
Apr 14th - 1st live television broadcast from Soviet Union
Apr 14th - Cuban-American invasion army departs Nicaragua
Apr 14th - US element 103 (Lawrencium) discovered
Apr 15th - "Music Man" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 1375 performances
Apr 16th - 15th Tony Awards: Becket & Bye Bye Birdie win
Apr 16th - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
Apr 16th - Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2
Apr 17th - 1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs attempt to overthrow Castro
Apr 17th - 33rd Academy Awards - "Apartment," Burt Lancaster & Liz Taylor win
Apr 18th - CONCP is founded in Casablanca as a united front of African movements opposing Portuguese colonial rule.
Apr 19th - 65th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:39
Apr 20th - American Harold Graham makes 1st rocket belt flight
Apr 21st - Dirk U Suffocated chosen as sec-gen of NATO
Apr 21st - French army revolts in Algeria
Apr 21st - USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,000 m
Apr 22nd - Uprising of French parachutist of Gen Salan/Challe in Algeria
Apr 23rd - "Tenderloin" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 216 performances
Apr 23rd - Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
Apr 23rd - Algiers putsch by French generals.
Apr 24th - JFK accepts "sole responsibility" following Bay of Pigs
Apr 24th - Vasa, which sunk on her maiden voyage in 1628, is raised
Apr 24th - The 17th century Swedish ship Vasa is salvaged.
Apr 25th - "Young Abe Lincoln" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 27 perfs
Apr 25th - France performs nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria
Apr 25th - Mercury/Atlas rocket lifted off with an electronic mannequin
Apr 25th - Premier Moise Tsjombe of Katanga arrested in Congo
Apr 25th - Robert Noyce patents integrated circuit
Apr 25th - Unmanned Mercury test explodes on launch pad
Apr 26th - French paratroopers' revolt suppressed in Algeria
Apr 26th - Roger Maris hits 1st of 61 homers in 1961
Apr 27th - NASA launches Explorer 11 into Earth orbit to study gamma rays
Apr 27th - NFL officially recognizes Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio
Apr 27th - Sierra Leone declares independence from UK
Apr 28th - Lt Col Gueorgui Mossolov takes E-66A to 34,714 m altitude
Apr 28th - Warren Spahn pitches 2nd no hitter at 41 beats SF Giants, 1-0
Apr 29th - ABC's "Wide World of Sports, debuts
Apr 30th - 1st shuttle flights between Wash DC, Boston & NYC begin (Eastern)
Apr 30th - Lee Harvey Oswald marries Marina Prusakova in Minsk USSR
Apr 30th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
Apr 30th - Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba receives Lenin-Peace Prize
Apr 30th - SF Giant Willie Mays hits 4 HRs in a game
May 1st - 1st US airplane hijacked to Cuba
May 1st - Fidel Castro announces there will be no more elections in Cuba
May 1st - Pulitzer prize awarded to Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)
May 1st - Tanganyika granted full internal self-government by Britain
May 3rd - Warren Spahn pitches a 2 hitter after pitching a no hitter
May 4th - 13 Freedom riders began bus trip through South
May 4th - 1st on-the-road Spacemobile lecture given.
May 4th - CORE begins freedom rides from Washington, DC
May 4th - Malcolm Ross & Victor Prather reach 34,668 m (record) in balloon
May 4th - South-Africa ANC-leader John Nkadimeng arrested
May 5th - Alan Shepard becomes 1st American in space (aboard Freedom 7)
May 6th - 87th Kentucky Derby: John Sellers aboard Carry Back wins in 2:04
May 6th - Omer Vanaudenhove chosen chairman of Belgium Liberal Party
May 7th - "Young Abe Lincoln" closes at Eugene O'Neill NYC after 27 perfs
May 7th - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
May 8th - 1st practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport Texas
May 8th - Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington
May 9th - Balt Oriole Jim Gentile hits 2 grand slams (9 RBIs) vs Minn Twins
May 9th - FCC Chairman Newton N Minow criticizes TV as a "vast wasteland"
May 9th - Jim Gentile is 4th to hit grand slams in consecutive innings
May 10th - "Beyond the Fringe," premieres in London
May 12th - Botvinnik wins world chess championship for 3rd time
May 14th - Bus with 1st group of Freedom Riders bombed & burned in Alabama
May 14th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Columbus Golf Open
May 14th - Stirling Moss wins the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix
May 15th - "Bonanza" by Al Caiola Orchestra hits #19
May 15th - 36 Unification church couples wed in Korea
May 15th - Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Mater et Magistra
May 16th - 13rd Emmy Awards: Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr & Barbara Stanwyck
May 17th - Castro offers to exchange Bay of Pigs prisoners for 500 bulldozers
May 18th - "Donnybrook!" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 68 performances
May 19th - New pier opens in Scheveningen
May 20th - 87th Preakness: Johnny Sellers aboard Carry Back wins in 1:57.6
May 20th - Henzes opera "Elegy for Young Lovers," premieres in Schwetzingen
May 20th - Mauritania adopts constitution
May 20th - White mob attacks "Freedom Riders" in Montgomery, Alabama
May 21st - Governor Patterson declares martial law in Montgomery
May 22nd - "Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe hits #1
May 22nd - "Touchables In Brooklyn" by Dickie Goodman hits #42
May 22nd - 1st revolving restaurant (Top Of The Needle in Seattle), opens
May 24th - 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson, Mississippi
May 24th - Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit
May 24th - Cyprus enters the Council of Europe.
May 25th - JFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade
May 25th - NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,770 m
May 25th - King Hussein of Jordan marries Princess Muna al-Hussein (Antoinette Gardiner).
May 26th - Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta
May 26th - USAF bomber flies Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours
May 27th - 1st black light is sold
May 27th - Fiorentina wins 1st Europe Cup II in Florence
May 27th - Pres Kennedy announces US goal to reach Moon
May 27th - Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' ½"
May 28th - Amnesty Intl founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)
May 28th - Last trip (Paris to Bucharest) on Orient Express (after 78 years)
May 28th - Record 27 HRs hit in 7 AL games
May 30th - Dutch DC-8 crashes after takeoff at Lisbon, 62 die
May 30th - Maris hits his 10th & 11th of 61 HRs
May 30th - Long time Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic.
May 31st - Benfica wins 6th Europe Cup 1 at Bern
May 31st - Chuck Berry's amusement park, Berryland in St Louis, opens
May 31st - JFK visits Charles de Gaulle in Paris
May 31st - Judge Irving Kaufman orders Board of Ed of New Rochelle, to integrate
May 31st - Union of South Africa becomes a republic, leaves Commonwealth
Jun 1st - FM multiplex stereo broadcasting 1st heard
Jun 3rd - "Wildcat" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 172 performances
Jun 3rd - 93rd Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Sherluck wins in 2:29.2
Jun 3rd - JFK & Khrushchev meet in Vienna
Jun 4th - Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Western Golf Open
Jun 8th - English prince Edward, Duke of Kent, weds Katharine Worsley
Jun 8th - Test Cricket debut of William Morris Lawry, v Eng at Edgbaston, 57
Jun 8th - Milwaukee sets record of 4 consecutive HRs (Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron Joe Adcock & Frank Thomas)
Jun 9th - Ryne Duren sets AL record with 7 straight strikeouts against Red Sox
Jun 11th - "Winston Churchill," last airs on ABC-TV
Jun 11th - Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
Jun 11th - Norm Cash becomes 1st Det Tiger to hit a ball out of Tiger Stadium
Jun 11th - Roger Maris hits 19th & 20th of 61 HRs
Jun 12th - An ailing Bill Veeck sells his interest in White Sox to Arthur Allyn
Jun 12th - Dutch Lockheed Electricity "Sirius" accident at Cairo, kills 20
Jun 13th - "Billy Barnes People" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 8 performances
Jun 14th - 106°F, hottest temperature in SF
Jun 15th - Expansion Wash Senators are 30-30, latest date an expansion team will be at .500, Washington will lose their next 10 games
Jun 16th - Dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host
Jun 16th - Discoverer 25 launched
Jun 16th - Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West in Paris
Jun 17th - "Billy Barnes People" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 8 perfs
Jun 17th - 61st US Golf Open: Gene Littler shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich
Jun 17th - Russian ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev defects to west in Frankfurt
Jun 18th - CBS radio cancels Gunsmoke
Jun 18th - KBMT TV channel 12 in Beaumont, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
Jun 18th - Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
Jun 19th - "Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)" by Coasters peaks at #23
Jun 19th - Charlie Finley, changes A's manager Joe Gordon (26-33) for Hank Bauer
Jun 19th - Kuwait declares independence from UK
Jun 19th - NY Yankee Roger Maris hits his 25th of 61 HRs
Jun 19th - US Supreme Court struck down a provision in Md's constitution requiring state office holders to believe in God
Jun 22nd - Moise Tsjombe freed from prison in Congo
Jun 22nd - Beatles record Aint She Sweet, Cry for a Shadow, When the Saints Go Marching In, Why, Nobody's Child & My Bonnie, in Hamburg
Jun 23rd - Antarctic Treaty goes into effect
Jun 23rd - Cubs Ernie Banks ends his 717 consecutive-games-played streak
Jun 23rd - Phillies overcome 9-0, losing 11-2 they score 4 in 8th & 6 in 9th
Jun 23rd - USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,830 m
Jun 24th - "Happiest Girl in the World" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 97 perfs
Jun 24th - Beatles record "If You Love Me Baby"
Jun 24th - Iraq demands dominion over Kuwait
Jun 25th - Balt & Calif use a record 16 pitchers in a game (8 each) in 14 inns
Jun 25th - Iraq announces that Kuwait is a part of Iraq (Kuwait disagrees)
Jun 28th - Phils & SF set then record longest night game (5h11m) 7-7 15 inn tie
Jun 29th - Launch of Transit 4a, with 1st nuclear power supply (SNAP-3)
Jun 29th - Willie Mays is 4th major leaguer with 3 or more HRs twice in a season
Jun 30th - Buddy Rogers beats Pat O'Conner in Chicago, to become NWA champ
Jun 30th - Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit
Jul 1st - 16th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright
Jul 1st - Haleakala National Park forms in Hawaii
Jul 1st - KNDU TV channel 25 in Richland-Pasco-Kennew, WA (NBC) 1st broadcast
Jul 2nd - Maris hits 29th & 30th en route to 61 homers
Jul 4th - Walt Disney is one of the two main speakers on the Independence Day in The Rebuild Hills at Skørping in Denmark
Jul 5th - 80 die in collisions in Algiers
Jul 5th - KUSD TV channel 2 in Vermillion, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
Jul 5th - St Louis Cardinal Bill White hits 3 HRs & a double
Jul 6th - Portuguese ship explode near Mozambique, kills 300
Jul 7th - 75th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Chuck McKinley (63 61 64)
Jul 7th - James R Hoffa elected chairman of Teamsters
Jul 8th - Fred Trueman takes 5-0 in 24 balls to rip through Aussies
Jul 8th - Portuguese steamer "Save" breaks up off Mozambique, 227 die
Jul 11th - 30th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 in 10 at Candlestick Pk, SF
Jul 11th - Gene Kiniski beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
Jul 14th - Astro's Eddie Matthews hits HR #500
Jul 14th - Finland's Miettunen govt forms
Jul 14th - Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Mater et magistrate
Jul 15th - "Donnybrook!" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 68 performances
Jul 15th - 90th British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 284 at Royal Birkdale
Jul 15th - Spain accept equal rights for men & women
Jul 16th - Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Tippecanoe Golf Open
Jul 16th - Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 2"
Jul 17th - John Chancellor becomes news anchor of Today Show
Jul 17th - Roger Maris loses a HR (of his 61) due to a rain-out in 5th
Jul 17th - Ford Frick rules that if anyone breaks Babe Ruth 60 HR record, it must be done in 1st 154 games
Jul 18th - Commissioner Ford Frick rules Babe Ruth's record of 60 HR in 154-game sched in 1927, must be broken in 1st 154 of 162 games
Jul 19th - 1st in-flight movie shown (TWA)
Jul 20th - French military forces break the Tunisian siege of Bizerte.
Jul 21st - Launch of Mercury 4 (Liberty Bell) with Grissom
Jul 22nd - WBNB TV channel 10 in Charlotte Amaile, VI (CBS) begins broadcasting
Jul 23rd - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
Jul 23rd - Bricusse & Newley's musical "Stop the world I want to ...," premieres
Jul 24th - Beginning of a trend, a US commercial plane is hijacked to Cuba
Jul 24th - Edwin Newman becomes news anchor of Today Show
Jul 24th - Roger Maris hits 4 home runs, in a doubleheader
Jul 25th - Maris hits home runs 37, 38, 39 & 40 in a doubleheader
Jul 25th - In a speech John F. Kennedy emphasizes that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO.
Jul 29th - Bob Dylan injured in car accident
Jul 29th - Phillies lose 1st of 23 straight games
Jul 29th - Wallis & Futuna Islands become a French overseas territory
Jul 30th - 43rd PGA Championship: Jerry Barber shoots a 277 at Olympia Fields IL
Jul 30th - Judy Kimball wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
Jul 31st - 31st All Star Baseball Game: 1-1 tie ends by rain at Fenway, Boston
Jul 31st - Israel welcomes its 1,000,000th immigrant
Aug 1st - Benaud rips through England team for Aussie win at Old Trafford
Aug 1st - German DR limits traffic to West Berlin
Aug 1st - New SF Hall of Justice opens
Aug 1st - Whitney Young Jr named executive director of National Urban League
Aug 2nd - Beatles 1st gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club
Aug 2nd - Cyrille Adula becomes premier of Congo
Aug 2nd - St Louis Cards (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 36-7 in Toronto
Aug 4th - 108°F, Spokane, WA
Aug 4th - 28th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 28, All-Stars 14 (66,000)
Aug 5th - 118°F (48°C), Ice Harbor Dam, Washington (state record)
Aug 5th - Chic Bears (NFL) beat Mont Alouettes (CFL) 34-16 in Montreal
Aug 6th - Gherman S Titov, 2nd Russian in space aboard Vostok 2 (17 orbits)
Aug 6th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
Aug 6th - 1st case of motion sickness in space reported
Aug 7th - Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2
Aug 7th - Soviet premier Khrushchev predicts USSR economy will surpass US
Aug 8th - Ham Tigercats (CFL) beat Buff Bills (NFL) 38-21 in Hamilton, Ontario
Aug 8th - Verne Gagne beats Gene Kiniski in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
Aug 9th - James B Parsons is 1st black appointed to Federal District Court
Aug 10th - England applies for membership in European Common Market
Aug 11th - Warren Spahn records victory #300, beats Cubs 2-1
Aug 13th - Construction of the Berlin Wall begins in East Germany
Aug 13th - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Kansas City Golf Open
Aug 14th - Phila Phillies lose 17th straight game
Aug 15th - Keiyo Road is specified as the first driveway in Japan.
Aug 16th - 250,000 West Berliners demonstrate against East Berlin
Aug 16th - Martin L King protests for black voting right in Miami
Aug 17th - Kennedy administration establishes Alliance for Progress
Aug 19th - US vice-president Lyndon B Johnson visits West Berlin
Aug 20th - Phillies set then dubious record of 23 straight loses, beat Braves
Aug 20th - East Germany begins erecting 5' high wall along the border with the west to replace the barbed wire put up Aug 13
Aug 21st - Jomo Kenyatta freed in Kenya
Aug 22nd - Maris hits his 50th of 61 homers
Aug 23rd - Belgium sends troops to Rwanda-Urundi
Aug 23rd - East Germany imposed new curbs on travel between West & East Berlin
Aug 23rd - US lunar probe Ranger 1 reaches 190 km from Earth, falls back
Aug 24th - Windward Islands' Airways International (Winair) forms
Aug 24th - Former nazi leader Johannes Vorster becomes South Africa's minister of justice (if the shoe fits...)
Oct 9th - NY Yankees beat Cin Reds, 4 games to 1 in 58th World Series
Oct 9th - Tanganyika becomes independent within British Commonwealth
Oct 9th - US members of communist party obliged to report themselves to Police
Oct 9th - Volcano eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic)
Oct 9th - Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive inning
Oct 9th - World Series scoreless pitching streak Yanks beat Reds 4 games to 1
Oct 10th - "Milk & Honey" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 543 performances
Oct 10th - Expansion draft to stock Houston Astros & NY Mets
Oct 10th - Otis M Smith appointed to Michigan Supreme Court
Oct 10th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Oct 11th - USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 66,100m
Oct 11th - USSR performs nuclear test
Oct 12th - "Let It Ride" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 68 performances
Oct 12th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Oct 14th - "How to Succeed in Business" opens at 46th St NYC for 1415 perfs
Oct 14th - 14th Ryder Cup: US wins, 14½-9½ at Royal Lytham & St Annes, England
Oct 17th - 22nd congress of CPSU opens in Moscow
Oct 17th - Battle of Paris-police kill 210 Algerians
Oct 17th - NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 33,100 m
Oct 17th - NY Museum of Modern Art hangs Henri Matisse's "Le Bateau" upside-down It wasn't corrected until December 3rd
Oct 18th - Emergency crisis proclaimed in South Vietnam due to commun attack
Oct 21st - Barbra Striesand opens in "Another Evening with Harry Stones"
Oct 21st - USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
Oct 22nd - 75,000 Flemings demand equal rights & Flemish language in Belgium
Oct 22nd - Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Antonio Golf Civitan
Oct 23rd - "Kwamina" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 32 performances
Oct 23rd - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
Oct 24th - "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC for 55 perfs
Oct 25th - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
Oct 26th - 1st Saturn launch vehicle made a flight test
Oct 27th - 1st Saturn launch vehicle makes an unmanned flight test
Oct 27th - American Basketball League starts play
Oct 27th - Outer Mongolia & Mauritania become 102nd & 103rd members of UN
Oct 27th - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya & Sary Shagan USSR
Oct 28th - "Fiorello!" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 796 performances
Oct 28th - Ground broken for Municipal (Shea) Stadium for NY Mets
Oct 29th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Oct 30th - Soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb
Oct 30th - UN unanimously elects U Thant acting secretary general of the UN
Oct 30th - Soviet Party Congress unanimously approves a resolution removing Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb in Red Square
Oct 31st - Hurricane Hattie, kills 400 in British Honduras
Oct 31st - Federal judge rules that Birmingham, Alabama, laws against integrated playing fields are illegal
Nov 2nd - "Kean" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 performances
Nov 2nd - Max Frisch' "Andorra," premieres in Zurich
Nov 3rd - General Assembly unanimously elects U Thant acting secretary general
Nov 4th - Karamanlis becomes premier of Greece
Nov 5th - India's premier Nehru arrives in NY
Nov 5th - St Louis Cards Bill Stacy, returns 2 interceptions for TDs vs Dallas
Nov 6th - US govt issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith
Nov 7th - France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
Nov 8th - Whitey Ford is voted Cy Young Award winner over Warren Spahn
Nov 9th - PGA eliminates caucasians only rule
Nov 9th - Paddy Chayefsky's "Gideon," premieres in NYC
Nov 9th - USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 30,970m
Nov 11th - Adulterous couple up mestkar through Staphorst riding
Nov 11th - Congolese soldiers murder 13 Italian UN pilots
Nov 11th - Molotov, Malenkov & Kaganovitsj kicked out of Russia's comm party
Nov 11th - Stalingrad renamed Volgograd
Nov 13th - WCBB TV channel 10 in Augusta, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
Nov 13th - Vladimir Yefimovich Semichastny succeeds Aleksandr Nikolayevich Shelepin as head of the KGB.
Nov 15th - Comet C/1961 T1 (Seki) approaches within 0.1019 AUs of Earth
Nov 15th - Roger Maris is voted AL MVP
Nov 15th - UN bans nuclear arms
Nov 16th - Great Britain limits immigration from Commonwealth countries
Nov 18th - "Gay Life" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 113 performances
Nov 18th - "Kwamina" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 32 performances
Nov 18th - JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam
Nov 18th - US Ranger 2 launched to Moon; failed
Nov 19th - Houston George Blanda passes for 7 touchdowns vs NY Titans (49-13)
Nov 20th - WPLG TV channel 10 in Miami, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting
Nov 22nd - Frank Robinson is 1st to win MVPs in both major leagues
Nov 22nd - St Louis Hawk Bob Pettit sets NBA record, hitting 19 of 19 free throws
Nov 22nd - Producers Albert Broccoli & Harry Saltzman announce expensive publicity campaign to make Sean Connery (James Bond) a star
Nov 25th - NBA's Bob Cousy becomes 2nd player to score 15,000 points
Nov 26th - For 2nd time in his career, St Louis' Jerry Norton has 4 interceptions
Nov 26th - Pro Baseball Rules Committee votes 8-1 against legalizing the spitball
Nov 27th - Gordie Howe becomes 1st to play in 1,000 NHL games
Nov 27th - KHAW TV channel 11 in Hilo, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
Nov 28th - Ernest Davis is 1st black to win Heisman Trophy
Nov 28th - General Meeting of UN debates about New-Guinea
Nov 28th - Martin Walser's "Der Abstecher," premieres in Munich
Nov 29th - Freedom Riders attacked by white mob at bus station in Miss
Nov 29th - John A McCone replaces Allen W Dulles as 6th director of CIA
Nov 29th - Mercury-Atlas 5 carries a chimp (Enos) to orbit
Nov 30th - Billy Williams of the Cubs is voted NL Rookie of Year
Nov 30th - USSR vetoes Kuwaits application for UN membership
Dec 1st - The independent Republic of West Papua is proclaimed in modern-day Western New Guinea.
Dec 2nd - Fidel Castro declares he's a Marxist, & will lead Cuba to Communism
Dec 2nd - Wind Bell, journal of SF Zen Center, begins publishing
Dec 3rd - Anton Geesink becomes 1st not-Japanese judo world champion
Dec 3rd - Beatles meet future manager Brian Epstein
Dec 3rd - George Blanda of Houston Oilers kicks 55-yard field goal
Dec 3rd - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Dec 4th - Floyd Patterson KOs Tom McNeeley in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
Dec 4th - Museum of Modern Art hangs Matisse's Le Bateau upside down for 47 days
Dec 4th - Smallest NY Knick, 49th St MSG crowd-1,300 (snowstorm)
Dec 4th - Tanganyika becomes 104th member of UN
Dec 4th - WXGA TV channel 8 in Waycross, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
Dec 6th - 27th Heisman Trophy Award: Ernie Davis, Syracuse (HB)
Dec 8th - Antwerp Belgium diocese forms
Dec 8th - Larry Costello scores 32 consecutive pts without a miss (NBA rec)
Dec 8th - S Africa v NZ, Durban debuts for Eddie Barlow & Peter Pollock
Dec 8th - Wilt Chamberlain scores the 2nd highest total in the NBA - 78
Dec 9th - "From the Second City" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 87 perfs
Dec 9th - "Let It Ride" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 68 perfs
Dec 9th - SS Col Adolf Eichmann found guilty of war crimes in Israel
Dec 9th - Tanganyika gains independence from Britain takes name Tanzania
Dec 9th - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs NY
Dec 10th - Dr Ruth marries Fred Westheimer
Dec 10th - Houston Oiler Billy Cannon gains record 373 yards against Titans
Dec 10th - US performs nuclear test at Carlsbad New Mexico (underground)
Dec 10th - USSR & Albania break diplomatic relations
Dec 11th - "Please, Mr. Postman" by Marvelettes, released
Dec 11th - Adolf Eichmann is found guilty of war crimes, in Israel
Dec 11th - Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii," album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 20 wks
Dec 11th - JFK provides US miltary helicopters & crews to South Vietnam
Dec 12th - Ham radio satellite Oscar 1 launched with military Discoverer 36
Dec 12th - Martin Luther King Jr & 700 demonstraters arrested in Albany Ga
Dec 13th - Beatles sign a formal agreement to be managed by Brian Epstein
Dec 13th - Gideon Hausner in Jerusalem demands death penalty for Adolf Eichmann
Dec 13th - Jimmy Dean's Big Bad John album is country music 1st million $ seller
Dec 14th - Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John" is 1st country song to get a gold record
Dec 15th - Adolf Eichmann convicted of crimes against humanity in Israel
Dec 15th - Equal access rule, political parties get TV broadcasting time
Dec 15th - JFK visits Puerto Rico
Dec 15th - L J Suenens appointed archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels
Dec 16th - "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC after 55 perfs
Dec 17th - Disgruntled employee set fire to a circus tent in Niteroi Brazil
Dec 17th - India seizes Goa & 2 other Portuguese colonies
Dec 17th - Niteroi Circus of Rio de Janeiro catches fire; 323 die
Dec 18th - Britain's EMI Records originally rejects the Beatles
Dec 18th - For 2nd cons year, AP names Wilma Rudolph female athlete of year
Dec 18th - India annexes Portuguese colonies of Goa, Damao & Diu
Dec 18th - KAIL TV channel 53 in Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
Dec 18th - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 78 points vs LA
Dec 19th - British govt begins decimal coin system
Dec 19th - Indonesian President Sukarno proclaims general mobilization
Dec 21st - Beatles record "Sweet Georgia Brown" & "Ready Teddy"
Dec 21st - JFK & British PM MacMillan meet in Bermuda
Dec 22nd - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Dec 23rd - KICU TV channel 43 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
Dec 23rd - Train accident in Italy, 70 die
Dec 23rd - Fidel Castro announces Cuba will release 1,113 prisoners from failed 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion for $62M worth of food & medical supplies
Dec 24th - Houston Oilers beat San Diego Chargers 10-3 in AFL championship game
Dec 27th - "Subways Are for Sleeping" opens at St James Theater NYC for 205 perfs
Dec 27th - Belgium & Congo resume diplomatic relations
Dec 27th - Styne/Comden/Green's musical "Subways are for Sleeping," premieres
Dec 28th - Tennessee Williams' "Night of the Iguana," premieres in NYC
Dec 30th - Moscow: premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' 4th Symphony (out 1936)
Dec 31st - "lrma La Douce" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 527 performances
Dec 31st - 1st performance of Beach Boys
Dec 31st - Beach Boys play their debut gig under that name
Dec 31st - Failed coup by Syrian group in Lebanon
Dec 31st - Green Bay Packers shutout NY Giants 37-0 in NFL championship game
Dec 31st - Marshall Plan expires after distributing more than $12 billion

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