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Births for April 09


  • 1649 James Scott Duke, of Monmouth
  • 1754 Pieter Paul, lawyer/chairman (National Meeting)
  • 1794 Theobald B”hm, flautist/composer
  • 1798 Giuditta Pasta, (Negri), soprano
  • 1802 Elias L”nrot, folklorist
  • 1806 Isambard Kingdom Brunel, designer of 1st transatlantic steamer
  • 1806 Louis count of Barrthy nyi, premier of Hungary
  • 1812 Randolph Barnes Marcy, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1887
  • 1821 Charles-Pierre Baudelaire, France, symbolist poet (Flowers of Evil)
  • 1826 Thomas Hewson Neill, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1885
  • 1830 Eadweard Muybridge, England, pioneered study of motion, photography
  • 1835 Leopold II, King of Belgium (1865-1909)
  • 1847 Francesco Paolo Tosti, composer
  • 1848 Helena Lange, German feminist
  • 1851 C E Arthur Wichmann, German/Dutch geologist (Neth Indies)
  • 1861 Charles Holroyd, painter/etcher
  • 1865 Charles Proteus Steinmetz, Germany, experiment with AC electricity
  • 1865 Erich Ludendorff, general (Germany)
  • 1872 L‚on Blum, French premier (People's front govt)
  • 1879 Gerald Festus Kelly, artist
  • 1879 W C Fields, (William Claude Dukinfield), Phila (or 01291880)
  • 1888 Sol Hurok, theatrical impresario
  • 1889 Efrem Zimbalist, Rostov on the Don Russia, composer/concert violinist
  • 1895 Mance Lipscomb, Texas, blues musician (Texas Sharecropper)
  • 1898 Earl "Curly" Lambeau, NFL coach (GB Packers)
  • 1898 Julius Patzak, Austrian tenor singer
  • 1898 Paul Robeson, Philadelphia, singer (Old Man River)/actor/footballer
  • 1900 Allen Jenkins, NYC, actor (Hey Jeannie, Top Cop, Girl Habit)
  • 1903 Gregory Pincus, inventor (birth control pill)
  • 1903 Ward Bond, Denver Colo, actor (Seth-Wagon Trains)
  • 1905 J William Fulbright, (Sen-D-Ark)
  • 1906 Antal Dorati, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Dressden Opera 1928-29)
  • 1906 Todd Naylor "Hugh" Gaitskell, leader British Labour party
  • 1908 Victor Vasarely, painter (Op Art)
  • 1909 Domenico Enrici, Apostolic Nuncio
  • 1909 Robert Murray Halpmann, dancer
  • 1910 Abraham A Ribicoff, (Sen-D-Ct)
  • 1911 Lord Deramore, architect
  • 1914 Richard Young, CEO (Boosey & Hawkes)
  • 1917 Vincent O'Brien, racehorse trainer
  • 1918 J”rn Utzon, Danish architect (Sydney Opera House)
  • 1919 John Presper Eckert, co-inventor (1st electronic computer-ENIAC)
  • 1920 Alex Moulton, bicycle designer
  • 1920 Art Van Damme, Norway Mich, jazz accordionist (Chicago Jazz)
  • 1920 David Walker, Professor of Law (Glasgow University)
  • 1920 F Don Miller, Racine Wisc, Boxing coach (Olympic-1956)
  • 1921 Frankie Thomas, NYC, actor (Tom Corbett Space Cadet)
  • 1922 Gerald Moverley, Roman Catholic bishop (Hallam)
  • 1922 Michael Palliser, head of British diplomatic service
  • 1925 Michael Richardson, vice chairman (N M Rotschild)
  • 1925 Tom Jackson, British union leader (Post Office)
  • 1926 Graham Hills, principal (Strathclyde University, England)
  • 1926 Harris Wofford, (Sen-R-Pennsylvania)
  • 1926 Hugh Hefner, magazine publisher (Playboy)
  • 1926 Lord Fitt, MP (Belfast Ireland)
  • 1926 Michael Ogden, QC
  • 1928 Brian Cubbon, British senior civil servant
  • 1928 Floyd D Spence, (Rep-R-SC, 1971- )
  • 1928 Tom Lehrer, parody/folk singer, proposed poisoning pigeons
  • 1929 Harvey Lichtenstein, pres Bkln Academy of Music
  • 1931 Bill Gilbert, Wasah DC, sports author (They Also Served, Big E)
  • 1931 Martin Rogers, director (Farmington Institute for Christian Studies)
  • 1932 Carl Perkins, Jackson Tn, singer/songwriter (Blue Suede Shoes)
  • 1932 Jim Fowler, Albany Ga, naturalist (Wild Kingdom)
  • 1932 Peter Moores. director of Littlewoods
  • 1933 Gian Maria Volont, Milan Italy, actress (Fistful of Dollars)
  • 1933 Jean-Paul Belmondo, Paris France, actor (Casino Royale, Magnifique)
  • 1933 Richard Rose, Professor of Public Policy (Strathclyde University)
  • 1935 Avery Schreiber, Chicago Ill, comedian (My Mother the Car)
  • 1936 Michael Somare, British foreign affairs minister (Paupa & New Guinea)
  • 1937 Barrington J(ohn) Bayley, UK, sci-fi author (Collision Course)
  • 1937 Valerie Singleton, British broadcaster
  • 1939 Michael Learned, Wash DC, actress (Olivia-Waltons, Nurse)
  • 1941 Hannah Gordon, actress (Oh Alfie)
  • 1942 Brandon De Wilde, Bkln NY, actor (Jamie, Wild in the Sky)
  • 1942 Earl F Hillard, (Rep-D-Alabama)
  • 1942 Galina Koulakova, USSR, nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1972)
  • 1946 Alan Knott, cricketer
  • 1946 Les Gray, vocalist (Mud-Cat Crept In)
  • 1946 Philip Wright, rocker (Paper Lace)
  • 1948 Chico Ryan, rocker (Sha Na Na)
  • 1950 Kenneth D Cockrell, Austin Texas, Astronaut (STS 56)
  • 1950 Nathan Cook, Phila Pa, actor (Milton-White Shadow, Billy-Hotel)
  • 1954 Dennis Quaid, Houston TX, actor (Big Easy, Dreamscape, Right Stuff)
  • 1957 Ednita Nazario, Ponce PR, spanish singer
  • 1957 Severlano Ballesteros, Spain, golfer (British Open 1979, 84, 88)
  • 1958 Tony Sibson, boxer
  • 1961 Mark Kelly, rock keyboardist (Marillion-Real to Reel)
  • 1965 Paulina Porizkova, Prostejov Czech, Sports Ill swimsuit covergirl
  • 1971 Wang Yang, youngest Olympic record breaker at age 17 (Oly-1988)
  • 1979 Keshia Knight Pulliam, Newark NJ, actress (Rudy-Crosby)
  • 1990 Marston Glenn Hefner, son of Hugh Hefner & Kimberley Conrad


Passings for April 09


  • 715 Constantine I, Greek/Syrian Pope (708-15), dies
  • 1024 Benedict VIII, (Theophylactus van Tusculum), Pope (1012-24), dies
  • 1483 Edward IV, King of England (1461-70, 71-83) dies at 38
  • 1492 Lorenzo de' Medici, Florentine statesman, dies
  • 1553 Fran‡ois Rabelais, author (Gargabtua & Pantagruel), dies at 63
  • 1557 Michael Agricola, Finnish theologist/church reformer/bishop, dies
  • 1626 Francis Bacon, Viscount St Albans, statesman, dies
  • 1747 Simon Fraser, 12th baron Lovat Jacobite, last man beheaded in England
  • 1761 William Law, theologian, dies
  • 1804 Jacques Necker, fiancier/statesman
  • 1807 John Opie, infant prodigy/painter/illustrator, dies
  • 1850 William Prout, physician/chemist, dies
  • 1852 John Howard Payne, actor/playwright, dies
  • 1882 Dante Gabriel Rossetti, poet/pre-Raphaelite painter, dies
  • 1904 Isabella II, Queen of Spain (1833-68), dies at 73
  • 1909 Charles Conder, artist, dies
  • 1917 Edward Thomas, poet, killed in WW I
  • 1940 Mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress/mistress of Sean O'Casey, dies
  • 1945 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologist/antifascist, hanged
  • 1945 Hans Oster, German major-general/spy, "July 20th plot", hanged
  • 1945 Hans von Dohnanyi, "July 20th plotter", hanged
  • 1945 Wilhelm Canaris, Admiral/headed Germany Abwehr, hanged
  • 1948 Jorge Elecier Gait n, Colombian politician, murdered
  • 1951 Sadiq Hidajat, Persian writer (Hadji Aga), dies
  • 1959 Frank Lloyd Wright, US architect (Guggenheim Museum NY), dies at 89
  • 1961 Milk I, (Ahmed Zogu), PM/president/king of Angolia, dies at 65
  • 1961 Zog, King of Albania (1925-39), dies at 65
  • 1962 Juan Belmonte, famed bullfighter, dies at 70
  • 1982 Robert H G Havemann, German chemist/dissident, dies
  • 1982 Wilfred Pelletier, symph conductor (Voice of Firestone), dies at 85
  • 1984 Basil Henry Blackwell, British publisher, dies
  • 1988 Brook Benton, singer, dies at 56 of meningitis
  • 1988 Dave Prater, singer, dies at 50 in an auto accident
  • 1991 Maurice Binder, title designer (James Bond Movies), dies at 73
  • 1993 Wouter Perquin, journalist/Dutch politician (KVP), dies at 74


Special events for April 09


  • 715 Constantine ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1241 Battle of Liegnitz - Mongol armies defeat Poles & Germans
  • 1388 Battle of N„fels; Glarius Swiss defeat Habsburg (Austrian) army
  • 1555 Marcello Cervini elected Pope Marcellus II
  • 1667 1st public art exhibition (Palais-Royale, Paris)
  • 1682 La Salle claims lower Mississippi (Louisiana) for France
  • 1770 Capt James Cook discovers Botany Bay (Australia)
  • 1816 African Methodist Episcopal Church organizes (Phila)
  • 1829 Danzig (Gdansk) dike break flood kills 1,200
  • 1831 Robert Jenkins loses an ear, starts war between Britain & Spain
  • 1833 1st tax-supported public library (Peterborough, NH)
  • 1838 National Galley opens in London
  • 1861 Asteroid 66, Maia discovered
  • 1861 H P Tuttle discovers asteroid #66 Maja
  • 1864 Battle of Pleasant Hill LA
  • 1865 Federals capture Ft Blakely, Alabama
  • 1865 Robert E Lee & 26,765 troops, surrender to US Grant at Appomattox
  • 1866 Civil Rights Bill passes over Pres Andrew Johnson's veto
  • 1869 Hudson Bay Company cedes it's territory to Canada
  • 1870 American Anti-Slavery Society dissolves
  • 1898 Paul Robeson, actor (Emperor Jones)
  • 1906 3«th modern Olympic games opens in Athens (4/22 NS)
  • 1907 P Lowell discovers asteroid #793 Arizona
  • 1912 1st exhibition baseball game at Fenway Park (Red Sox vs Harvard)
  • 1912 Titanic leaves Queenstown Ireland for NY
  • 1913 Brooklyn Dodger's Ebbets Field opens, Phillies win 1-0
  • 1914 1st full color film shown "World, Flesh & Devil" (London)
  • 1914 Tampico incident - US ship crew arrested in Mexico
  • 1917 Battle of Arras begins
  • 1917 Vimy Ridge France stormed by Canadian troops
  • 1918 Latvia proclaims independence
  • 1925 Babe Ruth rushed to hospital
  • 1927 Italy & US anarchists Sacco & Vanzetti given death sentences
  • 1928 Mae West's NYC debut in a daring new play "Diamond Lil"
  • 1928 Turkey passes separation of church & state
  • 1931 Chicago Cy Wentworth beats Mont Canadiens at 13:50 of 6th period
  • 1931 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1180 Rita
  • 1932 Tor Maple Leafs sweep NY Rangers in 3 games for Stanley Cup
  • 1935 Montreal Maroons sweep Tor Maple Leafs 3 games to 0 for Stanley Cup
  • 1938 H Alikoski discovers asteroid #1715 Salli
  • 1939 Marian Anderson sings before 75,000 at Lincoln Memorial
  • 1940 Germany invades Norway & Denmark during WW II (Denmark surrenders)
  • 1940 Y Vaisala discovers asteroid #2639 Planman
  • 1941 PGA establishes Golf Hall of Fame
  • 1942 Battle of Bataan-US-Filipino forces overwhelmed by Japs at Bataan
  • 1945 Battleship Admiral Scheer sinks British aircraft carrier
  • 1945 Battleship Admiral Scheer sunk during British air raid
  • 1945 Liberty ship at Bari Italy carrying aerial bombs explodes, kills 360
  • 1945 NFL requires players to wear long stockings
  • 1946 Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins 4 games to 1 for Stanley Cup
  • 1947 Atomic Energy Commission formed
  • 1947 Baseball suspends Bkln Dodger Leo Durocher for 1 year
  • 1947 Tornadoes striking West Texas & Oklahoma kill 169, injuring 1,300
  • 1950 Bob Hope's 1st TV appearance
  • 1950 Jimmy Demaret wins 3rd Masters golf tournament
  • 1952 Popular uprising in Bolivia
  • 1953 "TV Guide" publishes 1st issue
  • 1953 Jomo Kenyatta sentenced to 7 years in Kenya
  • 1954 WECT TV channel 6 in Wilmington, NC (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 Suez Canal cleared for all shipping
  • 1959 1st 7 astronauts presented to press
  • 1959 Balt Orioles pull their 2nd triple play (3-6-3 vs Wash Senators)
  • 1959 Bill Sharman hits a record 56 consecutive foul shot
  • 1959 Boston Celtics win 8th consecutive NBA championship (record)
  • 1959 NASA names 1st 7 astronauts for Project Mercury
  • 1960 Boston beats St Louis, 4 games to 3, for NBA championship
  • 1960 South African premier Verwoerd wounded in battle
  • 1962 Arnold Palmer wins his 3rd Masters golf tournament
  • 1962 JFK throws out 1st ball at Washington's new DC Stadium
  • 1966 Anaheim Stadium for Calif Angels opens
  • 1967 1st Boeing 737 rolls out
  • 1967 Shortwave broadcaster Radio NY Worldwide's transmitter burns down
  • 1968 German DR adopts constitution
  • 1968 Martin Luther King Jr, buried in Atlanta
  • 1968 Minn's Wayne Connelly is 1st to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot
  • 1968 Ralph Aberbathy elected to head So Christian Leadership Conference
  • 1970 Paul McCartney announces official split of Beatles
  • 1971 Ringo releases "It Don't Come Easy" in UK
  • 1972 Jack Nicklaus wins Masters golf tournament
  • 1979 Longest doubles ping-pong match of 101 hrs, begins
  • 1980 Kings tie NHL rec with 2 shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs Isles
  • 1980 Soyuz 35 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6
  • 1981 US sub George Washington rams Japanese freighter Nisso Maru
  • 1982 LA Lakers block 21 Denver shots setting NBA regulation game record
  • 1983 6th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 1 returns to Earth
  • 1983 Caps 2-Isles 6 -Patrick Semis-Denis Potvin fails on penality shot
  • 1985 White Sox pitcher Tom Seaver starts a record 15th opening day game
  • 1986 "Dallas" announces it will revive killed Bobby Ewing character
  • 1987 For 3rd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 goals in a Stanley Cup game
  • 1987 Wayne Gretsky passes Jean Beliveau as all time playoff scoring champ
  • 1988 Devils 3-0 over Islanders-Devils lead 2-1 in 1st round
  • 1988 US imposes economic sanctions on Panama
  • 1989 Mike Tyson strikes a parking attendant when asked to move his car
  • 1989 Scott Hoch chokes on 18 inch putt & loses Masters golf tournament
  • 1990 "Capital News" starring Lloyd Bridges premiers on ABC-TV
  • 1990 Don Mattingly signs a $19.7 million 5-year contract with Yankees
  • 1990 NY Islanders beat NY Rangers 4-3 in double overtime-Rangers lead 2-1
  • 1990 World's largest bunny hop at Radio City Music Hall (NYC)
  • 1991 Date of Microsoft MS DOS 5.0
  • 1991 Georgia SSR votes to seceede from USSR
  • 1992 "Redwood Curtain" opens at Neiderlander theater on Broadway
  • 1992 John Majors, (C) elected PM of England
  • 1992 Noriega convicted on 8 of 10 drug & racketeering charges
  • 1992 Record 18 golfers shoot in 60s in Masters round 1 (old record 12)
  • 1993 Colorado Rockies 1st home game & 1st victory, 11-4 over Mont Expos


Songs for date April 09


  • 04/09/48 --- St. Louis Blues March (Beneke, Tex)
  • 04/09/55 --- Unchained Melody (Baxter, Les)
  • 04/09/55 --- Unchained Melody (Hibbler, Al)
  • 04/09/55 --- Breeze And I, The (Valente, Caterina)
  • 04/09/66 --- Sloop John B (Beach Boys)
  • 04/09/83 --- Let's Dance (Bowie, David)
  • 04/09/83 --- Overkill (Men At Work)
  • 04/09/88 --- I Don't Want To Live Without You (Foreigner)
  • 04/09/88 --- Aways On My Mind (Pet Shop Boys)
  • 04/09/88 --- Wait (White Lion)
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