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Births for September 19

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86 Antoninus Pius, 15th Roman emperor (138-161)
866 Leo VI Sophos, Byzantine Emperor (886-912)/writer (Problematica)
1551 Henry III, duke of Anjou/king of Poland/France (1573/4-89)
1655 Jan Luyts, Netherlands, scholar/physicist/mathematician/astronomer
1705 Henri-Jacques Croes, Flemish composer/band master
1737 Charles Carroll, signed Decl of Ind
1770 Johann G Repsold, German instrument maker
1800 William Wister McKean, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1865
1802 Louis Kossuth, Hungary, President of Hungary (1849)
1822 Joseph Rodman West, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1867 Arthur Rackham, England, artist/illustrator (Grimm's Fairy Tales)
1889 Ernest Truex, KC Mo, actor (Pop-Pete and Gladys, Mr Peepers)
1894 Cornelis Rinsdorp, writer (Kings Children)
1898 Giuseppe Saragat, president of Italy (1964-71)
19-- Carolyn McCormick, Midland Tx, actress (Rita-Spenser For Hire)
19-- Ernie Sabella, Westchester NY, actor (Twinkle-Perfect Strangers)
19-- Mel Stewart, Cleveland Ohio, actor (Henry Jefferson-All in the Family)
19-- Victor Brandt, LA Calif, actor (Det Jacobi-Nobody's Perfect)
1901 Joseph Pasternak, film producer (Anchors Aweigh, Date With Judy)
1902 James Van Alen, created Simplified Scoring System for tennis
1904 Dr Bergen Evans, Ohio, English professor ($64,000 Question)
1905 Betty Garde, Phila, actress (Aggie-Real McCoys)
1907 Lewis F Powell Jr, Va, Supreme Court justice (1972-87)
1908 Mika Waltari, novelist (Egyptian)
1910 Margaret Lindsay, Dubuque Iowa, actress (Take a Guess)
1911 William Golding, England, novelist (Lord of the Flies-Nobel 1983)
1914 Frances Farmer, US actress (Son of Fury, Among the Living)
1914 Rogers Morton, Louisville Ky, US Secretary of Interior (1968-75)
1919 Blanche Thebom, Monessen Penn, mezzo-soprano (Amneris-Aida)
1922 Damon [Francis] Knight, US, sci-fi author (CV, Beyond the Barrier)
1922 Dana Zatopek, Czechoslavakia, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1952)
1922 Emil Zatopek, Czechoslavakia, 5K/10K/marathon (Olympic-gold-1952)
1926 Edwin "Duke" Snider, Bkln Dodger centerfielder (406 HRs)
1926 Lurieen Wallace, (Gov-D-Ala, 1966-68)
1926 Pierre Janssen, art museum director
1928 Adam West, Walla Walla Wash, actor (Batman, Last Precinct)
1929 Margaret S Roukema, (Rep-R-New Jersey, 1981- )
1930 Rosemary Harris, Ashby Suffolk England, actress (Holocaust)
1931 Brook Benton, Camden, SC, singer (Frankie and Johnny)
1931 Ray Danton, NYC, actor/director (Longest Day, Psychic Killer)
1932 Mike Royko, Chicago, journalist (Chic Daily News)/author (Boss)
1933 David McCallum, Glasgow Scot, actor (Ilyla Kuryakin-Man From UNCLE)
1935 Nick Massi, rocker (4 Seasons-Sherry)
1935 Robert Kruger, (Sen-D Texas)
1935 Thomas W Ewing, (Rep-R-Illinois)
1936 Alfred A Oerter Jr, Astoria NY, discus (Olympic-gold-56, 60, 64, 68)
1937 Boris Onischenko, USSR, epee (Olympic-76) disqualified-illegal epee
1940 Bill Medley, Santa Ana Cal, rocker (Righteous Bros-Up Where We Belong)
1940 Paul Williams, singer/composer/actor (Planet of the Apes)
1941 Jim Fox, England, pentathlete (Olympics-1972)
1943 "Mama" Cass Elliot, Balt Md, singer (Mamas and Papas-Monday Monday)
1943 Christi Haas, Austria, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1964)
1945 Benoit Lamy, Belgian director
1945 David Bromberg, Phila, musician (Demon in Disguise)
1945 Freda Payne, Detroit Mich, singer (Band of Gold)
1945 Jane Blalock, Portsmouth NH, golfer (LPGA Rookie of Year 1969)
1945 Randolph Mantooth, Sacramento Calif, actor (Emergency, Loving)
1946 John Coghla, rocker (Status Quo)
1947 Steve Bartlett, (Rep-R-TX, 1983- )
1947 Tanith Lee, UK, sci-fi author (Don't Bite the Sun)
1948 Jeremy Irons, England, actor (French Lieutenant's Woman)
1948 Michael Cooper, SF Calif, sodomizer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1948 Nadyezhda Tkachenko, USSR, pentathelete (Olympic-gold-1980)
1949 Twiggy Lawson, [Leslie Hornby], England, model/actress (Boyfriend, W)
1950 Joan Lunden, Fair Oaks Calif, news host (Good Morning America)
1950 Rudy Ramos, Lawton Okla, actor (Wind-High Chaparral)
1952 Scott Colomby, Bkln, actor (Stash-Sons and Daughters, Szysznyk)
1956 Rex Smith, Jacksonville Fla, actor (Solid Gold, Pirates of Penzance)
1957 Richard M Linnehan, Lowell Mass, US Army Capt/astronaut
1958 Kevin Hooks, Phila, actor (Sounder, Aaron Loves Angela)
1962 Tonja Walker, actress (Capitol, General Hospital)
1964 Kim Richards, LI NY, actress (Nanny and Prof, James at 15)
1965 Debbye Turner, Miss America (1990)
1969 Candy Dulfer, Netherlands, saxophonist/daughter of Hans Dulfer

Passings for September 19

1180 Louis VII, the Younger, King of France (1137-80), dies
1356 Gautier de Brienne, duke of Athens/French supreme commander, dies
1356 Geoffroy de Charny, French nobleman, dies in battle
1356 Jean the Clermont, French marshal, dies in battle
1881 James A Garfield, 20th president (1881), dies of gunshot wound at 49
1902 Maria Hendrika, Queen of Belgium, dies
1935 Jules M Cambron, French gov-gen. Algeria/ambassador, dies
1944 David Lord, British lieutenant/Dakota-pilot, dies in battle
1944 Hilary Barlow, British colonel, dies
1944 John AC Fitch, British lt-colonel, dies in battle in Arnhem
1952 Giuseppe Zoppi, Swiss writer (Presento il mio Ticino), dies
1961 Helen Kimble, fictional wife of Dr Richard Kimble (Fugitive)
1961 Pieter Tesch, mine engineer/geology (Pedestal of Netherlands), dies
1967 Martin Block, TV announcer (Chesterfield Supper Club), dies at 64
1968 Chester F Carlson, inventor (photocopying), dies at 62
1968 Red Foley, country singer (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 58
1969 Bert [Lambertus] Bakker, director Free Netherland/inventor, dies
1981 Joke Smit, feminist, dies
1984 June Preisser, dancer/actress, dies at 61 in an auto accident
1985 Italo Calvino, sci-fi author (T-Zero, Mr Palomar), dies at 61
1988 Oren Lee Staley, 1st pres of Natl Farmers Org (1955-79), dies at 65
1989 Guido the Moor, actor, dies
1992 Jacques Pic, french restaurant owner, dies

Holidays for September 19

[Bhutan] Blessed Rainy Day
[Chile] Army Day (1810)
[St Kitts and Nevis] Independence Day (1983)
[UN observance] Intl Day of Peace

Interest Events for September 19

[Ang, RC] Ember Day
[Ang, RC] Ember Day
[Ang, RC] Ember Day
304 [RC] Memorial of St Januarius, bishop, and companions, martyrs (opt)
690 [Ang] Commemoration of Theodore of Tarsus, archbishop of Canterbury

Special Events for September 19

1356 English defeat French at Battle of Poitiers
1559 5 Spanish ships sinks in storm off Tampa, about 600 die
1676 Rebels under Nathaniel Bacon set Jamestown Va on fire
1777 Battle of Freeman's Farm (Bemis Heights) or 1st Battle of Saratoga
1795 Tula, leader of Curacao slave opposition, imprisoned
1796 George Washington's farewell address as president
1846 Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning elopes
1848 Bond (US) and Lassell (England) independently discover Hyperion
1848 Hyperion, moon of Saturn, discovered
1849 1st commercial laundry established, in Oakland, California
1852 A De Gasparis discovers asteroid #20 Massalia
1857 H Goldschmidt discovers asteroid #48 Doris and #49 Pales
1862 Battle of Luka, Miss
1863 Battle of Chickamauga GA (near Chattanooga) begins; Union retreat
1864 3rd Battle of Winchester Virginia (Opequon, 3rd Winchester)
1865 Atlanta University forms
1865 C H F Peters discovers asteroid #85 Io
1870 C H F Peters discovers asteroid #112 Iphigenia
1870 Seige of Paris begins
1873 Black Friday: Jay Cooke and Co fails, causing a securities panic
1890 Turkish frigate "Ertogrul" burns off of Japan, kills 540
1892 A Charlois discovers asteroid #336 Lacadiera
1903 King Leopold II deny Belgian cruelity in Congo
1905 M Wolf discovers asteroids #573 Recha, #574 Reginhild and #575 Renate
1905 P Gotz discovers asteroid #572 Rebekka
1911 Red Tuesday-20,000 protest for universal rights
1912 Pius X encyclical Singular quadam, against interconfess unions
1914 Brooklyn's Ed Lafitte no-hits KC (Federal League), 6-2
1916 1st landing on Schiphol (Farman F-22 of Soesterberg)
1922 Queen Wilhelmina's takes Dutch throne with 119 word speech
1926 80,000 demonstrate for democratic peace in The Hague
1928 Mickey Mouse's screen debut (Steamboat Willie at Colony Theater NYC)
1929 Latvia dictator A Woldemaras chased out
1931 Japanese troops conquer Mukden, South-Mantsjoerie
1931 Tom Creavy wins PGA golf tournament
1934 Bruno Haptmann arrested for kidnapping Linbergh baby
1938 C Jackson discovers asteroid #2825
1939 British Expeditionary Force reaches France
1939 Wehrmacht (German regular army) murders 100 Jews in Lukov Poland
1939 Y Vaisala discovers asteroids #2638 Gadolin and #3606
1940 Nazi decree forbids gentile woman to work in Jewish homes
1941 Nazi's force German Jews, 6 and over to wear Jewish stars
1943 Fanny Whiteers-Koen breaks jumping world record
1945 Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) sentenced to death in London
1950 European Payment Union forms in Paris
1951 Italian bureaucratic strike for pay increase
1955 Argentine president Juan Peron, flees
1956 1st intl conference of black writers and artists meets (Sorbonne)
1957 1st underground nuclear explosion (Las Vegas Nevada)
1959 Nikita Khrushchev is denied access to Disneyland
1963 Goethe Link Observatory discovers asteroid #1729 Beryl
1965 P Wild discovers asteroids #1687 Glarona and #2914
1966 Mike Burke named Yankees pres
1968 Baby born on Golden Gate Bridge (those Marin County folk!)
1970 "Mary Tyler Moore" show premiers
1973 C J Van Houten discovers asteroids #3290 Azabu and #3548
1973 Carl XVI Gustaf, becomes King of Sweden
1973 NL refuses to allow San Diego Padres move to Washington DC
1973 Pirate Radio Free America (off Cape May NJ) goes on air
1973 T Gehrels discovers asteroid #2643
1974 Hurricane Fifi hits coast of Honduras; about 5,000 die
1980 Titan II missile explosion (Damascus, AR)
1981 Satellites China 10 and 11 launched into Earth orbit by B-1 rocket
1981 Simon and Garfunkel reunite for a NYC Central Park concert
1982 New Orleans Saints 1st road shutout victory beating Chic Bears 10-0
1982 Streetcars stop running on Market St after 122 years of service
1983 David Slowinski on 2 CRAY-1 comp's find 2^132049-1 prime #
1983 St Kitts and Nevis declares independence from UK
1985 9,500 die in Mexico's earthquake (6.9)
1986 "Captain EO" with Michael Jackson premieres
1986 Chic White Sox Joe Crowley no-hits Calif Angels, 7-1
1986 Fed health officals announce AZT will be available to AIDS patients
1988 Israel launches 1st satellite, for secret military reconnaissance
1992 Sergei Boebka pole vaults world record (6.13m)
1992 UN Security Council votes 12-0 (3 absentations) to dump Yugoslavia
1993 Parliamentary election in Poland

Facts for September 19

262nd day of year with 103 days left (Numerology = 1)
1929 44°F lowest temperature for this date in NYC
1983 94°F highest temperature for this date in NYC

Songs Released on September 19

09/19/41 --- I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire --- Heidt, Horace
09/19/52 --- Takes Two To Tango --- Bailey, Pearl
09/19/52 --- Lady Of Spain --- Fisher, Eddie
09/19/52 --- Glow Worm --- Mills Brothers
09/19/60 --- Save The Last Dance For Me --- Drifters
09/19/60 --- I Want To Be Wanted --- Lee, Brenda
09/19/64 --- Summer Song, A --- Chad and Jeremy
09/19/64 --- Let It Be Me --- Butler, Jerry
09/19/64 --- When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) --- Beach Boys
09/19/70 --- I'll Be There --- Jacksons
09/19/70 --- Indiana Wants Me --- Taylor, R. Dean
09/19/70 --- Green-Eyed Lady --- Sugarloaf
09/19/81 --- Hard To Say --- Fogelberg, Dan
09/19/87 --- Causing A Commotion --- Madonna
09/19/87 --- Bad --- Jackson, Michael
09/19/92 --- Rhythm Is A Dancer --- Snap

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