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#1 Smitty


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Posted 15 April 2003 - 08:42 AM


April 14th:


1865 President Lincoln shot by John Wilkes Booth

1912 RMS Titanic hits iceberg

1918 U.S. fliers in first dogfight over western front

1988 Soviets to withdraw from Afghanistan


1904 - Sir John Gielgud (Emmy Award-winning actor: Summer's Lease [1990-91], Becket, Arthur, Chariots of Fire, The Elephant Man, Ghandi, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, A Man for All Seasons, Murder on the Orient Express, War & Remembrance)

1923 - Roberto DeVicenzo

1924 - Shorty Rogers (Milton Rajonsky) (musician: trumpet, bandleader, songwriter: Keen and Peachy, Martians Go Home, Sweetheart of Sigmund Freud; composer, arranger: film: That Certain Girl)

1925 - Rod Steiger (Academy Award-winning actor: In the Heat of the Night [1967], On the Waterfront, The Pawnbroker, Dr. Zhivago, The Longest Day, Back Water, In Pursuit of Honor)

1926 - Gloria Jean (Schoonover) (actress: Copacabana, The Ladies Man)

1930 - Bradford Dillman (actor: Compulsion, The Bridge at Remagen, The Way We Were, Court-Martial, King's Crossing, Falcon Crest)

1932 - Anthony Perkins (actor: Psycho, A Demon in My View, Daughter of Darkness, Murder on the Orient Express, Green Mansions)

1933 - Buddy Knox (singer: Party Doll, Rock Your Little Baby to Sleep, Hula Love, Somebody Touched Me)

1935 - Joan Darling (Kugell) (actress: The Two Worlds of Jenny Logan)

1935 - Marty Keough (baseball)

1935 - Loretta Lynn (country singer: Coal Miner's Daughter, I'm a Honky-Tonk Girl, One's on the Way, The Pill; 1st woman to earn the CMA's Entertainer of the Year award; named ACM Artist of the Decade" [1979])

1935 - Bobby Nichols (golfer: PGA Champion [1964])

1941 - Julie Christie (actress: Dr. Zhivago, Petulia, Shampoo, Separate Tables, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Fahrenheit 451)

1941 - Pete Rose (baseball: Cincinnati Reds 2B: Rookie of the Year [1963], OF: Baseball Writer's Award [1973], manager [1986-89}; Philadelphia:1B; Montreal: allegedly gambled on major-league games: banished from baseball)

1942 - Dick Brooks (auto racer)

1968 - Anthony Michael Hall (actor: The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, National Lampoon's Vacation, Edward Scissorhands; comedian: Saturday Night Live)

April 15th:

1912 RMS Titanic sinks

1865 President Lincoln dies

1998 Pol Pot dies


1452 - Leonardo da Vinci (artist: Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, The Virgin of the Rocks, The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne)

1843 - Henry James (author: The Turn of the Screw, The Wings of the Dove, The Portrait of a Lady, The Ambassadors)

1894 - Bessie Smith (blues singer: sang with Louis Armstrong in 1925: early version of St. Louis Blues, My Man's Blues, Dixie Flyer Blues, I Ain't Got Nobody, A Good Man is Hard to Find, Poor Man's Blues)

1917 - Hans Conried (actor: My Friend Irma, Bus Stop, Oh! God: Book 2, Tut & Tuttle, The Monster that Challenged the World)

1920 - Jim Timmens (composer)

1930 - Herb Pomeroy (musician: trumpet: teacher at Berklee in Boston, bandleader; directed radio Malaysia Orchestra )

1933 - Elizabeth Montgomery (actress: Bewitched, Robert Montgomery Presents)

1933 - Roy Clark (musician, CMA Entertainer of the Year [1973]; country singer: Yesterday, When I Was Young, Come and Live with Me, Somewhere Between Love and Tomorrow, Thank God and Greyhound [You're Gone]; TV: Hee Haw)

1933 - Mel Kenyon (auto racer)

1937 - Bob Luman (singer: Let's Think About Living, Every Day I Have to Cry Some, The Pay Phone, Proud of You Baby)

1939 - Claudie Cardinale (actress: The Pink Panther, Once Upon a Time in the West, Jesus of Nazareth, Henry the IV, A Man in Love)

1940 - Willie Davis (baseball: LA Dodgers)

1940 - Woody Fryman (baseball: Philadelphia Phillies)

1942 - Walt Hazzard (basketball: 1964 Olympic Gold Medalist: U.S. team; LA Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, Atlanta Hawks, Buffalo Braves, Golden State Warriors; UCLA coach)

1942 - Julie Sommars (actress: Sex and the Single Parent, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo)

1945 - Ted Sizemore (baseball: St. Louis Cardinals; National League Rookie of the Year: LA Dodgers 2B [1969])

1948 - Victor Regaldo (golfer)

1950 - Dick Sharon (baseball)

1951 - Heloise Cruse Evans (newspaper columnist, writer: Hints from Heloise)

1957 - Evelyn Ashford (track athlete: 4 time Olympic gold medalist, a shared record for most gold medals won by a woman: 100 meters [1984], 4 x 100m relay [1984, 1988, 1992])

Edited by Certifiably Cait, 27 August 2012 - 02:16 PM.

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