Today in History

Historical Events

1969 - 4th Academy of Country Music Awards: Glen Campbell and Cathie Taylor win
1971 - Dutch social democratic party/D'66/DS'70 win parliamentary election
1980 - Cyrus Vance, Carter's Secretary of State, resigns
1990 - Boston Celtics score most points in a playoff, beat NY Knicks 157-128
1994 - Aldrich Ames, former CIA officer and wife Rosario plead guilty to spying
2003 - Andre Agassi recaptures the world no. 1 ranking to become the oldest top-ranked male in the history of the ATP rankings (33 years, 13 days)

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Famous Birthdays

32 - Marcus Salvius Otho, Roman Emperor (d. 69)
1812 - Daniel Henry Rucker, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1910)
1922 - Guillaume Jorissen, Flemish politician (Volksunie)
1923 - Wolfgang Steffen, composer
1943 - John Oliver Creighton, Orange Tx, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 51G, 36, 48)
1948 - Marcia Strassman, American actress (Julle Kotter-Welcome Back Kotter), born in New York, (d. 2014)

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Famous Deaths

1772 - Johann Friedrich Struensee, physician of Christian VII of Denmark (b. 1737)
1933 - Robin Irvine, actor (Easy Virtue), dies at 31