Today in History

Historical Events

1932 - Rose Franken's "Another Language" premieres in NYC
1952 - 6th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3
1967 - Britain grants internal self-government to Swaziland
1973 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 - "Big River" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 1005 performances
1990 - 25th Academy of Country Music Awards: Clint Black and Kathy Mattea win

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Famous Birthdays

1824 - Gustave-Rodolphe-Clarence Boulanger, painter
1897 - Haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer
1914 - Marcos Perez Jimenez, president/dictator Venezuela
1933 - Helen Paling, British circuit judge
1951 - Ian McCartney, Kirkintilloch, United Kingdom, British MP (1987-2010)
1977 - Matthew West, American Christian singer

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Famous Deaths

1472 - Leon Battista degli Alberti, scupltor/musician (Dinner Pieces), dies
1800 - William Cowper, English lawyer/poet (Olney Hymns), dies at 68
1906 - John Knowles Paine, US composer, dies at 67
1915 - Nicola d' Arienzo, composer, dies at 72
1960 - Ilmari Henrik Reinhold Krohn, composer, dies at 92
1988 - Boris Kremenliev, composer, dies at 76

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