Tuesday, December 01, 2009

December 1st

Birthdays
1081 - Louis VI of France (d. 1137)
1083 - Anna Comnena, Byzantine historian (d. 1153)
1521 - Takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord (d. 1573)
1525 - Tadeáš Hájek, Czech physician and astronomer (d. 1600)
1549 - Johan van der Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC)
1566 - Philip, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, gov of Ft Gorinchem/Nijmegen
1573 - Philippus Rovenius, [Rouveen], apostile
1580 - Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer (d. 1637)
1605 - Juan de Padilla, composer
1634 - John-Erasmus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish painter
1671 - Keill, mathematician
1671 - Francesco Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius
1690 - Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Chancellor of England (d. 1764)
1709 - Franz Xaver Richter, composer
1712 - Bernhard Christian Weber, composer
1716 - Etienne-Maurice Falconet, French sculptor (d. 1791)
1722 - A L Karschin, writer
1724 - Charles Theodoor, elector (Palts & Bayern)
1724 - Dismas Hatas, composer
1726 - Eggert Olafsson, Icelandic writer
1726 - Oliver Wolcott, US judge/signer (Declar of Independence)
1729 - Giuseppe Sarti, composer
1743 - Martin H Klaproth, German chemist (uranium)
1766 - Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, Russian writer (d. 1826)
1779 - Pyotr Ivanovich Turchaninov, composer
1781 - Charles Philippe Lafont, composer
1784 - Francois Henri Joseph Castil-Blaze, composer
1787 - Pavel Ivanovich Dulgorukov, composer
1792 - Lobachevsky, mathematician
1810 - Joseph Gungl, composer
1814 - August Rockel, composer
1823 - Ernest Reyer, composer
1826 - William Mahone, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1895
1832 - Archibald Gracie Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1835 - Micah Jenkins, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1844 - Alexandra, Danish princess/Queen of Great Britain/Ireland
1844 - Alfred Cellier, composer
1847 - Agathe Grondahl, composer
1850 - Peter Erasmus Lange-Muller, composer
1869 - Eligiusz Niewiadomski, Polish assassin of Gabriel Narutowicz (d. 1923)
1871 - Archie MacLaren, cricketer (424 Lancashire v Somerset 1895)
1873 - Charles JM Ruys de Beerenbrouck, premier of Neth (1918-25, 29-33)
1873 - Valery Bryusov, Russian poet (d. 1924)
1874 - Dominicus Johner, composer
1876 - Johanna W "Mina" Bakker, Dutch actress (Boefje)
1878 - Arthur B Spingarn, US NAACP-chairman (1940-65)
1883 - Romanos Hovakimi Melik'yan, composer
1884 - Torben Myer, Copenhagen Denmark, actor (Girl Who Came Back)
1884 - Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, German painter (d. 1976)
1885 - Guy de Lioncourt, composer
1886 - Jack Crawford, cricketer (England all-rounder in 12 Tests 1905-08)
1886 - Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (Fugitives & Constants)
1886 - Rex Stout, mystery writer (Nero Wolf)
1886 - Willem E Crown, Antillian writer
1886 - Rex Stout, American author (d. 1975)
1891 - Foppe G Scheltema, Dutch lawyer (wreck laws)
1893 - Ernst Toller, writer
1893 - Herman Griffith, cricketer (pioneering WI pace bowler)
1895 - Henry Williamson, English author (d. 1977)
1896 - Petko Staynov, composer
1897 - Manuel A Neat, Curacaos author (Nobleza di Coerazon)
1898 - Cyril Ritchard, Sydney Australia, actor (Peter Pan, Hans Brinker)
1899 - Robert Welch, found John Birch Society
1901 - Dorothy James, composer
1901 - Ilona Feher, Hungarian-Jewish violinist (d. 1988)
1902 - Morris "Red" Badgro, Wash, NFL hall of famer (Yanks, Giants, Dodgers)
1904 - W A "Tony" Boyle, United Mine Workers president
1905 - Charles Finney, US, author (Circus of Dr Lao)
1905 - Ida Carroll, musician
1905 - Alexander Wilson, Canadian and Notre Dame athlete (d. 1994)
1906 - Jean Cartan, composer
1908 - Georgios Kasassoglou, Greek musician (d. 1984)
1909 - Jan Koplowitz, writer
1910 - Dame Markova, [Alicia Lilian Alice Marks], London, ballerina
1910 - Joel Fluellen, LA, actor (Burning Cross, Learning Tree)
1911 - Walter Alston, baseball manager (Dodgers)
1911 - Calvin Griffith, Canadian-born baseball executive (d. 1999)
1912 - Minoru Yamasaki, architect (World Trade Center, NY)
1912 - Terence Beckles, pianist/teacher
1913 - Mary Martin, Weatherford Tx, actress (Peter Pan) Larry Hagman's mom
1914 - Dame Alicia Markova, ballerina (Diaghilev Ballet Russe 1925-32)
1914 - Johnny Johnston, St Louis Mo, singer (Make that Spare)
1917 - Marty Marion, baseball player (NL MVP 1944)
1917 - William Tracy, Pitts, actor (To the Shores of Tripoli)
1918 - Kirby Laing, English contractor/multi-millionaire
1919 - Anne Cox Chambers, Dayton Ohio, US ambassador to Belgium (1977-81)
1919 - Ike Isaacs, guitarist
1921 - Ralph Manza, SF Calif, actor (Banacek, Mama Malone, Newhart)
1922 - Geraldine McCulloug, Maywood Ill, painter/sculptor (Phoenix)
1922 - Paul Picerni, NYC, actor (Agent Lee Hobson-Untouchables)
1922 - Vsevolod Bobrov, Soviet ice hockey player (d. 1979)
1923 - Stansfield Turner, CIA director
1923 - Morris, Belgian cartoonist (Lucky Luke) (d. 2001)
1925 - David Doyle, Omaha Neb, actor (John Bosley-Charlie's Angels)
1925 - Jaime Mendoza-Nava, composer
1925 - Jordan Klein, Miami Fla, cameraman/director (Thunderball)
1925 - Martin Rodbell, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
1926 - Allyn Ann McLerie, Quebec, actress (Tony Randall Show, Thorn Birds)
1926 - Keith Michell, Adelaide Australia, actor (6 Wives of Henry VIII)
1926 - Robert Symonds, Bristow Okla, actor (Robert E Lee-Blue & Gray)
1927 - Grant Beglarian, composer
1929 - Alan Mouncer, film director/producer
1929 - Dick Shawn, Buffalo NY, actor (Producers, Maid to Order, Angel)
1929 - Emily McLaughlin, White Plains NY, actress (Jessie-General Hospital)
1929 - Leon Biriotti, composer
1930 - Joachim Hoffmann, German historian (d. 2002)
1931 - Jimmy Lyons, American musician (d. 1986)
1931 - Jim Nesbitt, singer (d. 2007)
1932 - Robert T Herres, Denver Colo, USAF/astronaut
1932 - Matt Monro, English singer (d. 1985)
1933 - Fujiko F. Fujio, Japanese cartoon artist (d. 1996)
1933 - Lou Rawls, American singer (d. 2006)
1934 - Billy Paul, Phila, singer (Me & Mrs Jones)
1934 - Hilly Axwijk, Suriname social worker
1935 - Lou Rawls, Chic Ill, vocalist (Dean Martin's Golddigers, Natural Man)
1935 - Roger Christian, US, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960)
1935 - Woody Allen, [Allen Konigsberg], Bkln, actor (Zelig, Annie Hall)
1937 - Gordon Crosse, Bury Lancashire England, composer (Grace of Todd)
1937 - Chuck Low, American actor
1937 - Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, 6th President of Latvia
1938 - Bill Playle, cricketer (NZ batsman in 8 Tests without distinction)
1938 - Sandy Nelson, Santa Monica, 50s rocker (Teen Beat, All Night Long)
1939 - Dianne Lennon, LA Calif, singer (Lennon Sisters)
1939 - Lee Buck Trevino, Dallas Tx, PGA golfer (US Open 1968, 71)
1940 - Matthias Habich, actor (Straight to the Heart, A Corps Perdu)
1940 - Mike Denness, cricketer (England batsman & captain mid-70s)
1940 - Richard Pryor, Ill, comedian/actor (Lady Sings the Blues, Stir Crazy)
1940 - Ron Finn, Toronto, NHL linesman
1942 - John Crowley, US, sci-fi author (Deep, Beasts, Novelty)
1942 - Peter Kalikow, Queens NYC, real estate developer/publisher (NY Post)
1943 - Nicholas Peter Negroponte, NYC, founder/director (Media Lab at MIT)
1943 - Orton Enderlein, German FR, luge (Olympic-gold-1964)
1944 - Pierre Arditi, French film and stage actor
1944 - Eric Bloom, American musician (Blue Öyster Cult)
1944 - Tahar Ben Jelloun, French writer of Moroccan origin
1944 - Daniel Pennac, French writer born in Morocco
1944 - Michael W. Hagee, 33rd Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
1945 - John Densmore, LA, drummer (Doors-C'mon Light My Fire)
1945 - Ross Edwards, cricketer (Aussie middle-order bat of the 70's)
1945 - Bette Midler, American actress and singer
1946 - Gilbert O'Sullivan, Ireland, singer (Alone Again Naturally)
1946 - Ho-Jun Li, Korea PR, rifle (Olympic-gold-1972)
1947 - Alain Bashung, French singer
1947 - Bob Fulton, English-born Australian rugby league footballer
1948 - Sarfraz Nawaz, cricketer (successful Pakistani pace bowler 1969-84)
1948 - George Foster, American baseball player
1948 - Tom Wright, English bishop and theologian
1949 - Pablo Escobar Gaviria, Colombian drug baron
1949 - Sebastián Piñera, Chilean businessman and presidential candidate
1950 - Richard Keith, Lafayette La, actor (Little Ricky-I Love Lucy)
1950 - Keith Thibodeaux, American actor and drummer
1951 - Alexander Panayotov Aleksandrov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-5)
1951 - Eric Bloom, rock vocalist/guitarist (Blue Oyster Cult)
1951 - Jaco Pastorius, US jazz guitarist (Weather Report-Word of Mouth)
1951 - Treat Williams, Rowayton CT, actor (Flashpoint, Hair)
1951 - Jaco Pastorious, jazz bassist and composer (Weather Report)
1954 - Bob Goen, TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Entertainment Tonight)
1955 - Uwe Benter, German FR, coxsman (Olympic-gold-1972)
1955 - Mark Thompson, American disc jockey and actor
1955 - Verónica Forqué, Spanish actress
1956 - Stuart Kimball, rock guitarist (Face To Face)
1956 - Julee Cruise, American singer and actress
1958 - Charlene Tilton, San Diego Calif, actress (Lucy Ewing-Dallas)
1959 - Billy Childish, English painter, writer and musician
1959 - Rick Leventhal, American broadcast journalist
1959 - Wally Lewis, Australian rugby league footballer
1960 - Carol Alt[man], Queens NY (Mrs Ron Greshner)/actress (Private Parts)
1960 - Carol Alt, American supermodel
1961 - Barb Mucha, Parma OH, LPGA golfer (1992 Oldsmobile Classic)
1961 - Jeremy Northam, English actor
1961 - Armin Meiwes, German cannibal
1962 - Pamela McGee, WNBA center/forward (Sacramento Monarchs)
1962 - Stan Albers, Pleasant Beach NJ, actor (Curtis-Loving)
1962 - Joe Quesada, American comic book writer
1963 - Arjuna Ranatunga, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test batsman since 1982)
1963 - Marco Greco, Brazilian racing driver
1964 - Soren Henriksen, Denmark cricket all-rounder (86-94 ICC, Lancs 85-86)
1964 - Salvatore Schillaci, Italian footballer
1966 - Joseph Abrahamson, Oklee, Minnesota, Pastor (Clearwater Lutheran Parish)
1966 - Craig David Parry, Sunshine Victoria, PGA golfer (1994 Honda-2nd)
1966 - Greg McMichael, Knoxville TN, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
1966 - Matthew Laborteaux, actor (Killing Stone, Deadly Friend)
1966 - Mike Flores, NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins)
1966 - Steve Walsh, NFL quarterback (Chic Bears)
1966 - Katherine LaNasa, American actress
1967 - Nestor Carbonell, NYC, actor (Luis-Suddenly Susan)
1967 - Reggie Sanders, Florence SC, outfielder (Cin Reds)
1968 - Anders Holmertz, Swedish free style swimmer (world record 400m)
1968 - Eddie Britton, wide reciever (Baltimore Ravens)
1968 - Steve Walsh, quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1968 - Justin Chadwick, British actor and director
1970 - Kirk Rueter, Centralia IL, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
1970 - Takahiro Ikenoue, WLAF LB (Rhein Fire)
1970 - Todd Steussie, NFL guard/tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
1970 - Jouko Ahola, Finnish strongman
1970 - Sarah Silverman, American actress and comedian
1971 - Oscar Sturgis, WLAF DE (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1971 - Rob Zatechka, NFL guard (NY Giants)
1971 - Tom Robsock, NFL/WLAF guard (Raiders, Barcelona Dragons)
1971 - Stephanie Finochio, American professional wrestler
1971 - Dolgorsürengiin Serjbüdee, Mongolian professional wrestler
1971 - Peter Van de Veire, Belgian radio-presenter
1971 - John Schlimm, American author
1972 - Andre Royal, linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
1972 - Charlie Jones, wide reciever (San Diego Chargers)
1972 - Norbert Wójtowicz, Polish historian and theologian
1973 - Eric Thomas, Chartage Texas, 400m hurdler
1973 - Mia Farrance, Melbourne VIC Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
1973 - Jon Theodore, American musician
1974 - Richard Jordan, linebacker (Detroit Lions)
1974 - Costinha, Portuguese footballer
1974 - David Ludwig, American composer
1975 - Alya Rohali, Miss Universe-Indonesia (1996)
1975 - Sandra Maidana, Miss Universe-Uruguay (1996)
1975 - Sophia Skou, Danish swimmer
1976 - Konerak Sinthasomphone, Milwaukee Wisc, Jeffrey Dahmer's victim
1976 - Brently Heilbron, American satirist
1976 - Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (d. 1998)
1977 - Jared Fogle, American Subway spokesperson
1977 - Brad Delson, American guitarist (Linkin Park)
1978 - Mat Kearney, American singer and songwriter
1979 - Ryan Malone, American Hockey Player
1979 - Angelique Bates, American Actress
1980 - Mohammad Kaif, Indian cricketer
1988 - Zoe Kravitz, daughter of Lisa Bonet & Lenny Kravitz
2001 - Aiko, Princess Toshi of Japan

On this date in:

1824 The House of Representatives convened to decide the presidential election because no candidate had received a majority in the Electoral College. John Quincy Adams was eventually chosen the winner over Andrew Jackson and Henry Clay.

1913 The first drive-in automobile service station opened, in Pittsburgh.

1919 Lady Astor was sworn in as the first female member of the British Parliament.

1934 Sergei M. Kirov, the head of the Communist Party in Leningrad, was assassinated as Soviet leader Josef Stalin began a massive purge that would claim tens of millions of lives.

1942 Nationwide gasoline rationing went into effect in the United States.

1955 Rosa Parks, a black seamstress, defied the law by refusing to give up her seat to a white man aboard a Montgomery, Ala., city bus. Parks was arrested, sparking a year-long boycott of the buses by blacks.

1963 The Beatles' first single, "I Want to Hold Your Hand," was released in the United States.

1965 An airlift of refugees from Cuba to the United States began in which thousands of Cubans were allowed to leave their homeland.

1969 The U.S. government held its first draft lottery since World War II.

1973 David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister, died at age 87.

1991 Ukrainians voted overwhelmingly for independence from the Soviet Union.

1992 Amy Fisher was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison for shooting and seriously wounding Mary Jo Buttafuoco, the wife of the teenager's lover, Joey Buttafuoco, on New York's Long Island. (She served seven years.)

1997 A 14-year-old student opened fire on a morning prayer group at a high school in West Paducah, Ky., killing three students and wounding five.

2000 Vicente Fox was sworn in as president of Mexico, ending 71 years of ruling-party domination.

2004 Tom Brokaw signed off for the last time as anchor of the "NBC Nightly News."

Saints Commemorated

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