Today in History

Historical Events

1951 - 1951 NFL Draft: Kyle Rote from SMU first pick by New York Giants
1962 - US begins spraying foliage in Vietnam to reveal Viet Cong guerrillas
1973 - John Cleese's final episode on "Monty Python's Flying Circus" on BBC TV
1981 - Swedish tennis star Björn Borg claims his second straight ATP Masters Grand Prix title with a 6–4, 6–2, 6–2 win over Ivan Lendl at Madison Square Garden, NYC
2009 - AFC Championship, Heinz Field, Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Baltimore Ravens, 23-14
2013 - Brandon Boyd announces his new band, Sons of the Sea

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Famous Birthdays

1921 - Robert Glaser, American educational psychologist (National Assessment of Educational Progress), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2012)
1922 - Yehezkel Braun, Israeli composer (Shir ha-shirim), born in Breslau, Germany (d. 2014)
1933 - Jean Vuarnet, French alpine skier (Olympic gold downhill 1960; World C'ship gold 1960), born in Le Bardo, Tunisia (d. 2017)
1967 - MC Tab [Sharon Richard], American rapper, born in NYC, New York
1971 - Jonathan Davis, American singer (Korn), born in Bakersfield, California
1973 - Regilio Vreede, Dutch football player (Blue White, RKC), born in Paramaribo, Suriname

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Famous Deaths