Bill Events in History



2014 Event - The U.S House of Representatives and Senate finalized a long-delayed farm bill designed to cut $19 billion in farm subsidies, and reduce the $8 billion spent on food stamps over the next ten years

2014 Event - The U.S. Senate votes to renew jobless benefits for 1.3 million Americans; the bill,calling for a three-month extension, will not be approved unless House Democrats agree to deal to cover $6 billion dollar cost without adding to the federal debt

2014 Event - Former President Bill Clinton swears in New York's 109th Mayor, Bill de Blasio, the city's first Democratic mayor since 1993

2013 Event - A partial shutdown of government agencies occurs after the U.S. House and Senate files to agree on a spending bill to keep government operations running

2013 Event - New Zealand's first same-sex marriages take place since the country's parliament passed the Marriage Equality Bill in April

2013 Event - A controversial bill passes in Brazil's Chamber of Deputies; the bill regulates the distribution of royalties generated from oil exploration, with 75% of funds directed to education only 25% of the funds going to health

2013 Event - The upper house of the U.K. approves of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill; starting in 2014, gay marriage will be allowed in England and Wales

2013 Event - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton earns $500,000 for a speech given to honor Israel's President Shimon Peres

2013 Event - In the House of Commons, MP's approve of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, advancing the right for gay marriage in England and Wales

2013 Event - In France, an amended bill legalizing same-sex marriage is passed, opening the door for Francois Holland to promulgate it

2013 Event - The Arms Trade Treaty, the first-ever bill to regulate the global trade in conventional weapons, is passed by the U.N. General Assembly

2012 Event - All members of the Commonwealth of Nations, who have the British Monarch as their head of state, agree to the Succession of the Crown Bill, enabling a female child, for the first time, to become monarch

2012 Event - Argentina's Senate passes President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's bill to nationalize 51% of oil company YPF with overwhelming majority

2012 Event - Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, President of Argentina, introduces a bill to nationalize 51% of YPF, the Argentine oil company, to Congress

2012 Event - The State Senate of Maryland approves a bill allowing same-sex marriage in the state

2012 Event - Following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, the Cabinet of Japan approves a bill placing a 40-year cap on the life of nuclear reactors

2011 Event - A bill extending a payroll tax extension and a bill expediting the Keystone XL pipeline between Canada and Texas is passed by the U.S. House of Representatives

2011 Event - Riots in England continue; Prime Minister David Cameron hires U.S. law enforcement officer Bill Bratton to advise on dealing with gang-related violence

2011 Event - A bill banning the abortion of a fetus more than 20 weeks old passes in the Idaho House of Representatives

2011 Event - In South Dakota, Governor Dennis Daugaard signs an abortion bill that requires women to undertake counseling and wait 72 hours, the longest period in the U.S.

2010 Event - In the U.S., Senators from the Republican Party adopt a bill to ban earmarks, a process of setting aside money in bills for specific purposes specified by legislators

2010 Event - A bill to allow same-sex civil unions is vetoed by Linda Lingle, U.S. governor of Hawaii

2010 Event - The parliament in Portugal approves a bill legalizing same-sex marriage

2009 Event - U.S. Senate Committee passes healthcare reform bill, hailed as a 'critical milestone' by President Obama

2008 Event - Bill Gates resigns from Microsoft to focus on his charity work

2006 Event - Warren Buffett donates $30 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

2004 Event - Former President Bill Clinton undergoes a quadruple bypass operation

2003 Death - Bill Mauldin, cartoonist, Willie and Joe, dies at 81

2002 Death - Bill Blass, designer, dies at 79

2002 Death - Bill Peet, cartoon artist/writer, Disney's Peter Pan, dies at 87

1999 Death - Bill Ballantine, clown, Ringling Brothers Clown College, dies at 87

1998 Event - President Bill Clinton testifies before a grand jury investigating his conduct (first president to do so), and admits an 'inappropriate relationship' with Monica Lewinsky

1998 Event - Bill Clinton confesses to Hilary about the Monica Lewinsky affair

1998 Event - Paula Jones' sexual harassment case against President Bill Clinton is thrown out of court

1998 Event - Bill Gates testifies at Senate Judiciary Committee

1998 Event - Larry Wayne Harris and Bill Levitt arrested for possession of anthrax

1998 Event - President Bill Clinton says he would never resign, 'I would never walk away from the of this country and the trust they've placed in me', during a press conference

1998 Event - Bill Gates gets a pie thrown in his face in Brussels Belgium

1997 Event - Federal judge sentences Autumn Jackson, who claims to be Bill Cosby's daughter, to 26 months for trying to extort $40 million from him

1997 Event - U.S. releases a redesigned $50 bill

1997 Event - Bill Glasson wins Las Vegas Golf Invitational

1997 Death - Bill Rotsler, cartoonist/writer, dies of cancer at 62

1997 Event - Autumn Jackson, found guilty of trying to extort $40M from Bill Cosby

1997 Event - Bill Parcells becomes head coach of New York Jets

1997 Death - Innis Cosby, son of Bill Cosby, murdered on LA highway at 29

1997 Event - 23rd People's Choice Awards: Bill Cosby wins

1996 Death - Alfred William Bill Bedford, test Pilot, dies at 75

1996 Event - Bob Dole and President Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate

1996 Death - Bill Monroe, bluegrass vocalist (created bluegrass music), dies at 84

1996 Death - Bill Emerson, Representative-R-Missouri 1981 - 1996, died of cancer

1996 Event - U.S. issues newly-redesigned $100 bill

1996 Death - Guy Madison, actor (Wild Bill Hickok), dies at 74

1995 Event - Cartoonist Bill Watterson ends his "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip

1995 Death - Nancy LaMott, singer, cabaret genre, album 'Ask Me Again' ranked 12th in Billboard Magazine's Top Jazz Albums chart, performed twice for President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, dies at 43

1995 Death - Herbert Delauney Bill Hughes, educationist, dies at 81

1995 Death - William Strethan "Wild Bill" Davis, musician, dies at 76

1995 Event - Forbes Mag announces Bill Gates is the richest man in world, worth$12.9 billion dollars

1995 Death - Willie George "Bill" Woodruff Sr, vocalist, dies at 66

1994 Death - Max Bill, Swiss painter/sculptor/politician, dies at 85

1994 Event - Bill Gates buys Leonardo da Vinci's "Codex" for $30,800,000

1994 Death - Bill Challis, arranger/Pianist, dies at 90

1994 Death - Major Bill Smith, record producer, dies at 72

1994 Death - Bill Cowley, creator (Lyke Wake Walk), dies at 78

1994 Death - Bill Baker, singer, dies at 58

1994 Death - Mary Maxwell Gates, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates, dies at 64

1994 Death - Bill Quinn, U.S. actor (Quinn Brothers, Birds, Lucky Stiff), dies at 81

1994 Death - Bill Travers, actor (Trio, Gorgo, Born Free), dies at 72

1994 Death - Laurence "Bill" Craigie, jet pioneer, dies at 92

1994 Death - Bill Hicks, comedian, social critic, dark comedic style, challenged mainstream beliefs, performed on HBO special, 'One Night Stand', dies of pancreatic cancer and liver cancer

1994 Event - President Bill Clinton lifts U.S. trade embargo against Vietnam

1994 Event - Microsoft CEO Bill Gates (38) marries Melinda French (29)

1993 Event - President Clinton signs Brady Gun Control Bill

1993 Event - Brady bill passes establishing 5-day waiting period for handgun sales

1993 Death - Bill Bixby, actor (My Favorite Martian), dies from cancer at 59

1993 Death - Bill Bixby, actor (My Favorite Martian), dies of prostate cancer at 59

1993 Death - Bill Dickey, HOF baseball catcher (New York Yankees, 1928-46), dies at 86

1993 Event - Mandy Smith (Bill Wyman's ex-wife) weds Pat van den Hauwe

1993 Event - Rolling Stone Bill Wyman weds Suzanne Accosta on French Riveria

1993 Event - Bill Wyman announces he will leave Rolling Stones

1992 Death - Bill Kearns, U.S. actor (Playtime), dies of lung cancer at 69

1992 Event - Bill Clinton wins U.S. presidential election over President Bush

1992 Event - 1st overturn of a George Bush veto (cable bill)

1992 Event - Bill Comrie purchases BC Lions from CFL

1992 Death - Bill Elverman, playwright/actor (After Hours), dies at 40

1992 Event - Former NFL New York Giant Coach Bill Parcells undergoes open heart surgery

1992 Death - Bill Beyers, actor (Wally-Capitol), dies of AIDS at 37

1992 Death - Florence Randall, model/designer (Bill Blass), dies at 54 of cancer

1992 Death - Lloyd "Slim" Andrews, actor (Buf Bill in Tomahawk Territory), dies

1992 Event - IRS and Willie Nelson settle on $9M tax bill (of $16.7M)

1992 Event - President candidate Bill Clinton (D) and Genifer Flowers accuse each other of lying over her assertion they had a 12-year affair

1992 Death - Bill Walker, actor (Big Mo, Mask, Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 95

1992 Death - William JF "Bill" Naughton, Irish/British playwright (Alfie), dies at 81

1991 Death - Bill Graham, rock promoter, dies

1991 Death - Bill Graham, rock promoter, dies at 60

1991 Death - Bill Graham, rock concert promoter (Filmore, Dylan), dies at 60

1991 Event - Buffalo Bill Jim Kelly passes for 6 touchdowns vs Pitts (52-34)

1991 Event - Ferguson Jenkins, Gaylord Perry, Rod Carew, Tony Lazzeri, and Bill Veeck are elected into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York

1991 Death - Bill Buysman, Dutch guitarist/singer (Kilima Hawaiians), dies

1991 Event - Jockey, Bill Shoemaker, paralyzed in a car accident

1991 Event - New Jersey Net coach Bill Fitch is 4th coach to win 800 NBA games

1991 Event - 17th People's Choice Awards: Julia Roberts, Bill Cosby, Pretty Woman

1991 Event - Bill Veeck and Tony Lazzeri elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1991 Event - Actor Bill Bixby (57) weds Laura Michael (32)

1991 Death - Bill Riordon, U.S. tennis promotor (Jimmy Connors), dies

1990 Death - Bill Vukovich, Indie 500 driver, dies in crash at 27

1990 Death - Bill E Herndon, actor (Rivals), dies at 54

1990 Death - Bill Cullen, game show host (Price is Right), dies at 70 of cancer

1989 Event - Pat Bradley/Bill Glasson wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

1989 Event - N.Y. State Legislature passes Staten Island secession bill

1989 Event - Rolling Stones Bill Wyman marries Mandy Smith

1989 Event - Bill White named NL president; 1st black major-league sports head

1989 Event - NL announces Yankees' broadcaster Bill White will be 1st black president

1988 Death - Bill Harris, U.S. guitarist (Clovers-Love Potion No 9), dies at 63

1988 Death - Bill Cody, actor (Blazing Justice, Ghost City), dies at 75

1988 Event - Senate passes bill curbing ads during children's TV shows

1988 Death - Ken Murray, actor (Bill and Coo, Crooner, Half-Marriage), dies at 85

1988 Event - Mike Tyson sues to break contract with manager Bill Cayton

1988 Death - Greta Nissen, actress (Ambassador Bill), dies

1988 Event - Congress overrides Reagan's veto of sweeping civil rights bill

1988 Event - 14th People's Choice Awards: Fatal Attraction, Bill Cosby. win

1987 Event - Red Sox waive Bill Buckner, the goat of last years World Series

1987 Event - Bill Elliott sets NASCAR qualify record of 212.809 mph at Talladega

1987 Event - 13th People's Choice Awards: Bill Cosby

1986 Event - Reagan signs landmark immigration reform bill

1986 Event - Trailing 5-3 with 2 out and no one on in bottom of 10th, New York rallies to win Game 6 of the World Series, 6-5, Bill Buckner misplays a ball

1986 Event - Dodgers' Bill Russell, 38, announces his retirement

1986 Event - U.S. Senate approved immigration bill prohibiting hiring of illegal aliens and offered amnesty to illegals who entered prior to 1982

1986 Event - 112th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Ferdinand wins in 2:02.8

1986 Event - Bill Elliott sets stock car speed record of 212.229 mph

1985 Event - Bill to balance the federal budget passed by Congress

1985 Death - Bill Scott, cartoon voice (Mr Peabody, Bullwinkle), dies at 65

1985 Event - Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent

1985 Death - Marion Byron, actress (Steamboat Bill Jr), dies at 73

1985 Event - 11th People's Choice Awards: Bill Cosby wins 4 awards

1985 Event - Bill (Willie) Shoemaker is 1st jockey to surpass $100 million

1984 Event - Blackhawk Bill Gardner scores on 10th penalty shot against Islanders

1984 Death - Bill Raisch, one armed actor (Fred Johnson-Fugitive), dies at 79

1984 Event - Red Sox trade pitcher Dennis Eckersley to Cubs for Bill Buckner

1984 Event - Bill Johnson becomes 1st American to win Olympic downhill skiing gold

1983 Death - Bill Brandt, British Photographer

1983 Event - President Reagan signs a bill establishing Martin L. King day

1983 Event - Buffalo Bill quarterback Joe Ferguson passes 419 yards with 5 TDs

1982 Event - Bill Parcells becomes 12th head coach of New York Giants

1982 Death - Donald Dillaway, actor (Min and Bill, Platinum Blonde), dies at 78

1982 Death - Bill Baldwin, announcer, dies at 69

1981 Event - NBA New York Knick Bill Cartwright, ties record of 19 of 19 free throws

1981 Event - Bill C. Davis' "Mass Appeal," premieres in New York City

1981 Event - Bill Giles becomes CEO of Philadelphia Phillies

1981 Death - Bill Shankly, Scottish Athlete

1981 Event - 110th British Golf Open: Bill Rogers shoots a 276 at Royal St. George

1981 Event - Rangers' Bill Stein sets AL record with 7 consecutive pinch hits

1981 Event - Bill Shoemaker wins his 8,000th race, 2000 more than any other jockey

1981 Death - Bill Hopkins, British composer, music critic, teacher, pianist, studied at Oxford University with Egon Wellesz and Edmund Rubbra, taught at Birmingham University and University of Newcastle upon Tyne

1981 Death - Bill Haley, vocalist (Rock Around Clock), dies of heart attack at 55

1981 Birthday - Jonny Lang, born in Fargo, North Dakota, born Jon Gordon Langseth, Jr., singer, songwriter, guitarist, rock, gospel, blues musician, plays Benedict guitars, Fender Telecaster Thinline, voice sounds like veteran blues singer, toured with Sting, performed for President Bill Clinton

1980 Death - Bill Thomas, actor (Buckwheat), dies

1980 Death - Bill Evans, U.S. jazz pianist, dies of a bleeding ulcer at 51

1980 Event - Expos Bill Gullickson, sets rookie record of striking out 18

1980 Event - Bill Veeck agrees to sell Chicago White Sox to Eddie DeBartolo Sr for $20,000,000, AL owners block the sale

1980 Event - Bill Ward quits Black Sabbath

1980 Event - 84th Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:12:11

1980 Birthday - Bryan Buffinton, born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, actor, Bill Lewis Jr-Guiding Light

1979 Death - Bill Farrimond, England cricket wicketkeeper (4 Tests 1930-35), dies

1979 Event - 10th New York City Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:42

1979 Event - 83rd Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:09:27

1978 Event - President Carter signs Hawkins-Humphrey full employment bill

1978 Event - 9th New York City Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:12:12

1978 Event - President Carter signs bill restoring Jefferson Davis citizenship

1978 Event - Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect

1978 Event - 82nd Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:10:13

1978 Event - USF-led Bill Cartwright scores 23 points as the Dons oust NC

1977 Event - 8th New York City Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:38

1977 Death - Jack Gardner, actor (Wild Bill Hickok, 3 Russian Girls), dies at 77

1977 Event - Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday to Dodgers for Bill Buckner

1976 Event - Buffalo Bill OJ Simpson rushes 203 yards

1976 Event - Former Twins relief ace Bill Campbell is 1st free-agent to sign with a new team, joining the Red Sox for $1 million over 4 years

1976 Event - 7th New York City Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:10:10

1976 Event - International Bill of Rights goes into effect (35 nations ratifying)

1976 Event - Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 7,000th race

1975 Event - Bill Veeck buys 80% of White Sox from John Allyn

1975 Event - Bill Clinton weds Hillary Rodham

1975 Event - Bill authorizes admission of women to military academies

1975 Event - Astros hire Bill Virdon to replace Preston Gomez as manager

1975 Event - Billy Martin replaces Bill Virdon as manager of New York Yankees

1975 Event - All star MVP: Bill Madlock (Pittsburgh Pirates) and John Matlock (New York Mets)

1975 Event - 107th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Avatar wins in 2:28.2

1975 Event - 79th Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:09:55

1975 Event - House of Representatives pass $21.3 billion anti-recession tax-cut bill

1975 Event - "AM America," premieres on ABC-TV with Bill Beutel as host

1974 Event - Bonnie Bryant wins Bill Branch LPGA Golf Classic

1974 Event - Padres draft Brown University shortstop Bill Almon #1

1974 Event - A's Reggie Jackson and Bill North engage in clubhouse fight at Detroit

1974 Event - "My Girl Bill" by Jim Stafford hits #12

1974 Event - New York Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager

1973 Birthday - Bill Clay, Yokosuka Japan, U.S. sprint cyclist 1996 Olympics

1973 Event - Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to Rangers for Bill Madlock and Vic Harris

1973 Event - Buff Bill OJ Simpson rushes 250 yards (2 TDs), beating NE Pats 31-13

1973 Event - Congress passes and sends a bill to Nixon to lift football's blackout

1972 Event - Bill Stoneman of Montreal pitches his 2nd no-hitter, beating Mets, 7-0

1972 Event - Mont Expos Bill Stoneman 2nd no-hitter beats New York Mets, 7-0

1972 Death - Bill Berns, commentator (Television Screen Magazine), dies at 53

1972 Event - Plate ump and catcher in a game are brothers. Bill Haller is ump and Tom Haller is Tigers catcher, Kansas City Royals win 1-0

1972 Birthday - Bill Curley, NBA forward, Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves

1972 Death - Bill Lawrence, news anchor (ABC), dies at 56

1972 Event - Bill Torrey becomes 1st Islander General Manager

1972 Event - President Nixon signs a bill for NASA to begin research on manned shuttle

1971 Death - Bill Stern, sportscaster (Saturday Night Fights), dies at 64

1971 Birthday - Owen Lance Bill Hughes, born in Palmerston North, New Zealand, kayaker 1996 Olympics

1971 Death - Rodd Redwing, actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory), dies at 66

1971 Birthday - Bill Lindsay, Big Fork, NHL left wing for the Florida Panthers

1971 Event - Bill Graham closes down Fillmore and Fillmore East

1971 Event - Bill White becomes 1st black baseball announcer (New York Yankees)

1971 Birthday - Bill Schroeder, NFL wide reciever, Green Bay Packers Superbowl 31

1970 Event - Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy and Bill Masterson trophy stolen from NHL hall of fame

1970 Birthday - Bill Guerin, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, NHL right wing, New Jersey Devils, Oilers

1970 Event - Bill Halley and Comets reject $30,000 for 15 date tour of Australia

1970 Birthday - Bill Roth, born in Yonkers, New York, gymnast, Gold Medal 1995 Pan American, 1996 Olympics

1970 Event - Dodgers Bill Singer no-hits the Phillies 5-0, giving up no walks

1970 Birthday - Mandy Smith, England, rocker, I Just Can't Wait, wife of Bill Wyman

1970 Event - Grover Henson Feels Forgotten by Bill Cosby hits #70

1970 Event - President Nixon signs bill limiting cigarette advertisements on January 1, 1971

1969 Event - Bill Toomey achieves world record-score (8417 points)

1969 Event - Lottery for Selective Service draftees bill signed by President Nixon

1969 Event - 95th Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Majestic Prince wins in 1:55.6

1969 Event - 95th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Majestic Prince wins in 2:01.8

1969 Event - Mont Expos Bill Stoneman no-hits Phillies, 7-0

1969 Event - Dodgers' Bill Singer is credited with 1st official save, against Reds

1968 Birthday - Bill Johnson, NFL defensive linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers

1968 Birthday - Bill Johnson, defensive tackle for the St. Louis Rams

1968 Birthday - Lucy Liu, born in Queens, New York, actress, known for television show, 'Ally McBeal', and film roles, 'Kill Bill', 'Kung Fu Panda', Charlie's Angels

1968 Birthday - Chris Kennedy, actor, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

1968 Birthday - Bill Bellamy, actor, Fled, How to be a Player, Joey Breaker

1968 Event - Lyndon Baines Johnson signs a bill removing gold backing from U.S. paper money

1968 Death - Bill Masterson, 1st NHLer fatally injured during game (Jan 13), dies

1968 Event - Minn North Stars center Bill Masterton fatally injured (dies on 15th)

1968 Death - Bill Masterson, (Minn Northstars), checked into the boards and killed

1967 Birthday - Bill Musgrave, NFL quarterback for the Denver Broncos

1967 Event - Lyndon Baines Johnson signs a bill establishing Corporation for Public Broadcasting

1967 Birthday - Bill Berg, St. Catharines, NHL left wing for the New York Rangers

1967 Birthday - Bill Huard, Welland, NHL left wing for the Dallas Stars

1967 Event - 99th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 2:28.8

1967 Birthday - William "Bill" Carlucci, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, rower 1996 Olympics bronze

1967 Birthday - Bill Risley, born in Chicago, Illinois, pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays

1967 Event - 93rd Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 1:55.2

1967 Birthday - Bill Schultz, NFL/WLAF offensive tackle, Den Broncos, Scottish Claymores

1967 Birthday - Bill Houlder, born in Thunder Bay, NHL defenseman, Tampa Bay Lightning

1967 Event - Longest dream (REM sleep) on record, Bill Carskadon, Chicago (2:23)

1967 Birthday - Bill Leverty, Richmond, Virginia, guitarist, Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime

1966 Birthday - Bill Goldberg, American Athlete

1966 Birthday - Bill Ranford, Brandon Man, NHL goalie, Team Canada, Boston

1966 Death - Bill Nestell, U.S. actor (Dangerous Venture), dies of heart attack at 73

1966 Event - Lyndon Baines Johnson signs a bill creating Department of Transportation (DOT)

1966 Birthday - Paula Jones, born in Lonoke, Arkansas, sued President Bill Clinton for sexual harassment, case was dismissed but while on appeal Clinton paid Jones $850,000

1966 Birthday - Bill Spiers, born in Orangeburg, South Carolina, infielder for the Houston Astros

1966 Birthday - Bill Haselman, Long Branch, New Jersey, catcher for the Boston Red Sox

1966 Event - Bill Russell became 1st black coach in NBA history (Boston Celtics)

1966 Birthday - Bill Romanowski, NFL linebacker, Eagles, Denver Broncos Superbowl 32

1965 Death - Wild Bill Elliott, cowboy actor (49'ers), dies of cancer at 60

1965 Death - Bill Black, musician, rocker, bassist for Elvis Pressley, dies at 39

1965 Event - Lyndon Baines Johnson signs Medicare bill, which goes into effect in 1966

1965 Event - President Johnson signs a bill requiring cigarette makers to print health warnings on all cigarette packages about the effects of smoking

1965 Birthday - Alex Winter, born in London, England, actor, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

1965 Death - Bill Hitch, England cricket fast-bowler (7 Tests 1911-21), dies

1965 Event - Denny McLain in relief strikesout 1st 7 batters faced and record 14 in 6 2/3 innings, Bill Freehan ties catcher record of 19 putouts

1965 Event - Dutch Voting Rights Bill passes

1965 Event - 91st Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker on Lucky Debonair wins in 2:01.2

1965 Event - Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in loss to Philadelphia Warriors led by Wilt Chamberlain

1965 Event - Senator Everett Dirksen introduces a bill to make marigold the national flower

1964 Birthday - Bill Peterson, Smithfield, North Carolina, WLAF general manager for the Amsterdam Admirals

1964 Birthday - Keanu Reeves, Beirut, actor, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Speed

1964 Event - Southern Democrats filibuster on civil rights bill ends; cloture invoked

1964 Event - 90th Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 1:56.8

1964 Event - 90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00

1964 Birthday - Bill Brooks, NFL wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills

1964 Event - Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton

1963 Event - Bill J Kramer and Dakotas record Lennon and McCartney "I Call Your Name"

1963 Event - 89th Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Candy Spots wins in 1:56.2

1963 Birthday - Bill Wennington, NBA center, Chicago Bulls

1962 Event - A's Bill Fischer ends 84 1/3 consec innings pitched without a walk

1962 Event - KC A's Bill Fischer sets record of 69 1/3 innings without a walk

1962 Event - Boston Red Sox Bill Monboquette no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0

1962 Event - House passes bill requiring equal pay for equal work regardless of sex

1962 Event - Bill Hartack becomes 8th jockey to win 3,000 horse races

1962 Event - South Africa passes a bill setting death penalty for many crimes

1962 Event - "Bill of Hare," premieres in U.S.

1962 Event - 94th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Jaipur wins in 2:28.8

1962 Event - 88th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Decidedly wins in 2:00.4

1962 Event - Red Sox Bill Monbouquette no-hits White Sox 1-0

1962 Birthday - Bill Leen, rocker for the Gin Blossoms

1961 Event - St. Louis Cardinals Bill Stacy, returns 2 interceptions for TDs vs Dallas

1961 Event - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Bill Brannin's Swing Parade Golf Tournament

1961 Event - After 84 1/3 innings Bill Fischer gives up a base on balls

1961 Birthday - Bill Hicks, born in Valdosta, Georgia, comedian, social critic, dark comedic style, challenged mainstream beliefs, performed on HBO special, 'One Night Stand'

1961 Event - St. Louis Cardinal Bill White hits 3 home runs and a double

1961 Event - An ailing Bill Veeck sells his interest in White Sox to Arthur Allyn

1961 Birthday - Bill Bates, NFL safety for the Dallas Cowboys

1961 Birthday - Paul Begala, born in New Jersey, political commentator, consultant, former advisor to President Bill Clinton, co-host on 'Crossfire' television show on CNN

1961 Event - Celtic Bill Russell grabs 40 rebounds to beat Warriors 136-125

1961 Birthday - Bill Shuster, American Politician

1960 Event - Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill

1960 Event - 92nd Belmont: Bill Hartack aboard Celtic Ash wins in 2:29.2

1960 Event - 86th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Venetian Way wins in 2:02.4

1960 Event - Bill Veeck and Chicago Comiskey Park debuts "Exploding Scoreboard"

1960 Event - Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill

1960 Event - Boston Celtic Bill Russell becomes 1st NBAer with 50 rebounds (51)

1959 Event - Congress passes a bill authorizing food stamps for poor Americans

1959 Event - Milwaukee Brave Bill Bruton hits 2 bases loaded triples

1959 Birthday - Bill Campbell, born in Chicago, Illinois, actor, Rocketeer

1959 Birthday - Bill McCorvey, born in Montgomery, Alabama, singer, Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake

1959 Event - 91st Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Sword Dancer wins in 2:28.6

1959 Event - 85th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Tomy Lee wins in 2:02.2

1959 Event - Bill Sharman hits a NBA record 56 consecutive foul shot

1959 Event - Bill White traded to St. Louis for pitchers Sam Jones and Don Choate

1959 Event - Boston Celtic's Bill Sharman begins record of 56 straight free-throws

1959 Event - President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs Hawaii statehood bill

1959 Birthday - Bill Gullickson, U.S. baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers

1959 Death - William J "Wild Bill" Donovan, Office Strategic Services, dies at 76

1959 Event - Dorothy Rigney sells 54% of White Sox to Bill Veeck for a reported $27M

1958 Birthday - Bill Roy, Versailles, Illinois, skeet 1996 Olympics

1958 Death - William L C "Big Bill" Broonzy, U.S. blues singer and guitarist, dies at 65

1958 Death - Big Bill Broonzy, rocker, dies of cancer at 65

1958 Birthday - Bill Berry, U.S. pop drummer, REM-Sentimental Hygiene

1958 Event - President Eisenhower signed a bill approving Alaskan statehood

1958 Birthday - Bill Watterson, American Cartoonist

1958 Death - Bill Goodwin, TV announcer (Burns and Allen), dies at 47

1958 Birthday - Bill Sienkiewicz, American Artist

1958 Birthday - Bill Timoney, TV commercial actor, Addicted to Love

1958 Event - Celtic Bill Russell grabs 41 rebounds to beat Syracuse 119-101

1958 Birthday - Bill Dawley, born in Norwich, Connecticut, baseball player, pitcher, played Major League Baseball with the Houston Astros, Chicago Whitesox, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Oakland Athletics

1958 Event - House of Lords passes bill allowing women in

1957 Event - Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Philadelphia 111-89

1957 Birthday - Bill Athey, cricketer, England batsman in 23 Tests 1980-88

1957 Event - President Eisenhower signs 1st civil rights bill since Reconstruction

1957 Event - Senator Strom Thurmond begins 24-hour filibuster against civil rights bill

1957 Birthday - Bill Cartwright, basketball player, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls

1957 Event - 89th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Gallant Man wins in 2:26.6

1957 Birthday - Bill Laimbeer, NBA forward, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons

1957 Event - 83rd Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Iron Liege wins in 2:02.2

1957 Event - Yankee Bill Skowron becomes 3rd player to hit a ball out of Fenway

1957 Event - Georgia Senate unanimously approves Senator Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites

1956 Event - Bill Sharman (Boston) ends NBA free throw streak of 55 games

1956 Event - Bill Sharman (Boston) begins NBA free throw streak of 55 games

1956 Birthday - Bill Murchison, Jr., Lake Charles, Louisiana, Nike golfer, 1994 Boise Open-2nd

1956 Birthday - Bill Lagattuta, born in New York City, news correspondent, CBS, 48 Hours, Eye to Eye

1956 Birthday - Bill Caudill, born in Santa Monica, California, nickname 'Cuffs', baseball player, pitcher, played for American and National League teams, including, Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners

1956 Event - Eisenhower signs farm bill allows government to store agricultural surplus

1956 Event - 82nd Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Fabius wins in 1:58.4

1956 Event - New York Giant Bill White, homers in his 1st at bat

1956 Event - New York Mayor Robert Wagner and Brooklyn Boro President Frank Cashmore sponsor a bill to create a $30M Brooklyn Sports Center Authority to build

1956 Birthday - Bill Maher, comedian, Politically Incorrect

1955 Birthday - Bill Lloyd, Bowling Green, Kentucky, singer, Foster and Lloyd-Crazy Over You

1955 Birthday - Bill Nye, born in Washington, D.C., comedian, television host, mechanical engineer, host of children's science show, 'Bill Nye the Science Guy'

1955 Birthday - Bill Buttner, Plymouth, Massachusetts, Nike golfer, 1989 Centel Classic-4th

1955 Birthday - Bill McCreary, Ontario, NHL referee

1955 Birthday - Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington billionaire CEO, Microsoft

1955 Birthday - Bill Condon, American Director

1955 Birthday - Bill Elliott, auto racer, Daytona-1978

1955 Event - Bill Haley and Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" tops billboards chart

1955 Birthday - Bill Koch, born in Brattleboro, Vermont, skier, first U.S. world-class cross-country skier, won 1982 Cross-country skiing World Cup

1955 Event - Bill Haley and Comets, "Rock Around the Clock" hits #1

1955 Death - "Wild Bill" Vukovich, killed in Indy 500

1955 Birthday - Bill Malley, born in Oakland California, Nike golfer, 1991 El Paso Open-30th

1955 Birthday - Bill Paxton, actor, Brain Dead, Next of Kin, Indian Summer, True Lies

1955 Event - 81st Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Swaps wins in 2:01.8

1955 Birthday - Bill Beyers, actor, Wally McCandless-Capitol

1954 Birthday - Bill Pullman, actor, Sommersby, League of their Own, Independence Day

1954 Event - Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock," is originally released

1954 Birthday - Bill Abbott, Sarnia Ontario, yachter 1996 Olympics

1954 Birthday - Bill Paxon, born in Akron, New York, Representative-R-New York 1989 - 1999

1954 Event - Bill Haley and Comets records "Rock Around Clock"

1954 Birthday - Bill Mumy, American Actor

1953 Birthday - Bill Schuette, born in Midland, Michigan, Representative-R-Michigan 1985 - 1991

1953 Event - Bill Veeck tells Browns stockholders he faces bankruptcy unless they drop their suit to block his move to Baltimore, they comply

1953 Event - Dizzy Dean, Al Simmons Chief Bender, Bobby Wallace, Harry Wright, Ed Barrow, and Bill Klem and Tom Connolly are inducted into Hall of Fame

1953 Death - Bill Tilden, tennis champ, dies at 60

1953 Event - President Eisenhower signs Offshore Oil Bill

1953 Event - Bill Veeck says he will sell his 80% of St. Louis Browns for $2,475M

1953 Event - AL rejects Bill Veeck's request to move St. Louis Browns to Baltimore

1953 Birthday - Bill Kirchenbauer, actor/comedian, Coach-Just the 10 of Us

1953 Event - New York, Cleveland, and Boston retaliate at Bill Veeck, forcing the Browns to play afternoon games to avoid sharing TV revenues

1953 Birthday - Paul Allen, born in Seattle, Washington, co-founder of Microsoft with Bill Gates, worth $10 billion, 'Time' magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World

1952 Birthday - Bill Kristol, American Politician

1952 Birthday - Bill Walton, NBA center, Portland Trailblazers, Boston Celtics

1952 Birthday - David Pack, born in Los Angeles, California, musician, producer, Grammy-Award winning record producer for Wynnona, Aretha Franklin, Kenny Loggins, Phil Collins, Music Director for President Bill Clinton's Inaugurations, 1992 and 1996, cofounder, lead vocalist for band, Ambrosia

1952 Birthday - Bill Frist, born in Nashville, Tennessee, physician, politician, Republican, U.S. Senator from Tennessee, U.S. Senate Majority Leader 2003 - 2007

1951 Birthday - Nancy LaMott, born in New York City, New York, singer, cabaret genre, album 'Ask Me Again' ranked 12th in Billboard Magazine's Top Jazz Albums chart, performed twice for President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton

1951 Birthday - Bill Gibson, California, rock drummer, Huey Lewis and The News

1951 Death - Bill Klem, American Athlete

1951 Event - Bill Veeck's "Fans Managers' Night," Browns defeat A's 5-3; Browns coaches hold up placards for fans to vote on

1951 Event - Bill Veeck (Browns) sends Eddie Gaedel, a 3'7" midget, to pinch-hit

1951 Birthday - William Surles "Bill" McArthur, Jr., born in North Carolina, astronaut, STS-58, 74, sk: 92

1951 Event - Bill Veeck buys St. Louis Browns from Bill and Charlie DeWitt

1951 Birthday - Bill Frisell, born in Baltimore, Maryland, guitarist, composer, song 'Over the Rainbow' featured in move, 'Finding Forrester', Grammy-award winning album 'Unspeakable'

1951 Event - Bill Mlkvy (Temple) scores NCAA basketball record 73 pts

1951 Event - New York City passes bill prohibiting racism in city-assisted housing

1951 Birthday - Bill Madlock, 4X NL batting champ for the Chicago Cubs

1950 Birthday - Bill Owens, born in Fort Worth, Texas, politician, Republican party, 40th Governor of Colorado

1950 Birthday - Bill Murray, born in Evanston, Illinois, comedian, SNL, What About Bob, Stripes

1950 Birthday - Bill Sudderth III, trumpeteer, Atlantic Star-Touch 4 Leaf Clover

1950 Birthday - Bill Irwin, born in Santa Monica, actor, My Blue Heaven, Scenes From a Mall

1950 Birthday - Bill Cunningham, rock keyboardist/bassist, Box Tops

1949 Birthday - Bill Buckner, born in California, 1st baseman, error cost Red Sox 1986 world series

1949 Birthday - Bill Nighy, English Actor

1949 Death - Luther "Bill" Robinson, "Bojangles" famed tap dancer, dies at 71

1949 Event - Bill Veeck sells Indians for $22 million

1949 Birthday - Bill Hudson, Portland, Oregon, comedian, Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show

1949 Event - Indian owner Bill Veeck holds funeral services to bury 1948 pennant

1949 Birthday - Bill Spooner, rock guitarist and vocalist, Tubes

1949 Birthday - Bill Keller, American Editor

1949 Event - Indians start 12-17, owner Bill Veeck arranges a "Second Opening Day"

1949 Birthday - Bill Wallace, rocker/actor, Fear, Avenging Force, Desperate

1949 Event - Truman signs bill establishing a rocket test range at Cape Canaveral

1949 Event - Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 1st race, in Albany, California

1949 Birthday - Bill Payne, born in Waco, Texas, rock keyboardist, Little Feat-Time Loves a Hero

1948 Birthday - Bill Orton, born in North Ogden, Utah, Representative-R-Utah 1983 - 1997

1948 Event - Lou Thesz beats Bill Longson, to become NWA wrestling champ

1948 Birthday - Bill Kirchen, singer/guitarist, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet

1948 Event - Truman signs Displaced Persons Bill (205,000 Europeans to U.S.)

1948 Event - American Library Association adopts Library Bill of Rights

1948 Birthday - Bill Bruford, English pop drummer, Yes, King Crimson-Red, Genesis

1948 Birthday - Bill Ward, born in Birmingham, England, musician, vocalist, drummer for Black Sabbath, a British heavy metal band, sang lead vocals on Technical Ecstacy, Never Say Die!

1948 Birthday - Bill Alexander, theatre director

1948 Birthday - Bill Kirchen, singer/guitarist, Commander Cody and Lost Planet Airmen

1948 Birthday - Bill Cowsill, Newport, Rhode Island, rock guitarist/vocals, Cowsills-We Can Fly

1947 Birthday - Bill Rodgers, marathon runner, Boston, New York

1947 Event - Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz in St. Louis, to become wrestling champ

1947 Birthday - Bill Richardson, Representative-D-New Mexico 1983 - 1997, Governor of New Mexico 2003 -

1947 Birthday - Bill Richardson, American Politician

1947 Event - Philadelphia A's Bill McCahan no-hits Washington Senators, 3-0

1947 Event - King George VI signs Indian Independence Bill

1947 Event - Compton and Bill Edrich make 370 stand for 3rd wkt vs. South Africa

1947 Birthday - Bill Champlin, born in Oakland California, rocker

1947 Birthday - Bill Smitrovich, actor, Crime Story, Miami Vice

1947 Birthday - Bill Fontana, born in Cleveland, Ohio, composer, sound art pioneer, created sounds sculptures in 1976, using urban surroundings as a source of musical information, to evoke visual imagery

1947 Event - Whipper Billy Watson beats Bill Longson, to become wrestling champ

1947 Birthday - Bill Weberniuk, Canadian snookers player

1946 Birthday - Bill Bryson, Evanston, Illinois, singer, Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited

1946 Event - Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck's right foot is amputated

1946 Event - Bill Kennedy of Rocky Mount (CPL) strikes out minors record 456

1946 Event - Johnny Neun replaces Bill Dickey as Yankee manager

1946 Birthday - William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton, 42nd U.S. President, D, 1993-01

1946 Birthday - Bill Forsyth, director, Local Hero, Breaking, Indiana, Housekeeping

1946 Event - Bill Veeck purchases the Cleveland Indians for $2.2 million

1946 Event - Bill Dickey replaces Joe McCarthy as Yankee manager

1946 Birthday - Bill Danoff, Springfield Massachusetts, vocalist, Starland Vocal Band

1946 Birthday - Bill Kreutzmann, born in Palo Alto California, drummer, Grateful Dead

1946 Event - Last Test Cricket appearance of Bill O'Reilly (5-14 and 3-19)

1946 Birthday - Bill Sudakis, baseball player

1946 Event - Filibuster in U.S. Senate kills FEPC bill

1945 Birthday - Bill Weld, American Politician

1945 Birthday - Bill Luther, American Politician

1945 Birthday - Bill Boner, born in East Nashville, Tennessee, Representative-D-Tennessee 1979 - 1987

1945 Birthday - Bill Bergey, born in South Dayton, New York, American collegiate and professional football player, played for American Football League's Cincinnati Bengals and NFL Philadelphia Eagles

1944 Birthday - Bill Hendon, born in Asheville, North Carolina, Representative-R-North Carolina 1981 - 1983 and 1985 - 1987

1944 Birthday - Bill Henderson, Vancouver BC, rock vocalist and guitarist, Chilliwack

1944 Event - Frank Parker beats Bill Talbert for U.S. Tennis title

1944 Event - Chicago Cubs Bill Nicholson hits 4 home runs in a doubleheader

1944 Birthday - Bill McCollum, born in Brooksville, Florida, Representative-R-Florida 1981 - 1993 and 1993 - 2001

1944 Birthday - Bill Boggs, born in Philadelphia, TV host/producer, Midday, Morton Downey, Jr. Show

1944 Event - Franklin D. Roosevelt signs "GI Bill of Rights", Servicemen's Readjustment Act

1944 Birthday - Bill Rafferty, comedian, Real People, Laugh-in '77

1944 Birthday - Bill Rafferty, born in Queens, New York, comedian, Laugh-In, Real People

1944 Birthday - Jim Stafford, Eloise, Florida, singer, Spiders and Snakes, My Girl Bill

1943 Birthday - Max Wright, Detroit, actor, Buffalo Bill, Alf, Misfits of Science

1943 Birthday - Bill Bradley, American Politician

1943 Birthday - Bill Hopkins, born in Prestbury, Cheshire, England, British composer, music critic, teacher, pianist, studied at Oxford University with Egon Wellesz and Edmund Rubbra, taught at Birmingham University and University of Newcastle upon Tyne

1943 Birthday - Bill Duke, actor, Bird on a Wire, Predator

1943 Birthday - William E "Bill" Gibb, Scottish fashion designer

1942 Event - Bill Terry resigns as supervisor of New York Giants minor league system

1942 Event - Yvon Robert beats Bill Longson in Montreal, to become wrestling champ

1942 Event - New York Yankees Frank Crosetti shoves ump Bill Summers in World Series, he is fined $200 and suspended for 1st 30 days of 1943 season

1942 Birthday - Bill Nelson,born in Miami, Florida, Representative-D-Florida 1979 - 1991, Senator-D-Florida 2001 -, astronaut, STS-61C

1942 Birthday - Bill Nelson, American Politician

1942 Event - Franklin D. Roosevelt signs bill creating women's Navy auxiliary agency (WAVES)

1942 Birthday - Bill Coday, U.S. singer, You're Gonna Then Me

1942 Birthday - Bill Conti, born in Providence, Rhode Island, composer, For Your Eyes Only, Rocky IV

1942 Birthday - Bill Bryden, theatre director

1942 Event - Bill Longson beats Managoff and Sandor Szabo, to become wrestling champ

1942 Birthday - Bill Francis Mobile Al, rocker, Dr. Hook

1941 Event - New York Giants name Mel Ott as player-manager, replacing Bill Terry

1941 Event - British signal officer Bill Hudson lands in Montenegro

1941 Birthday - Bill Parcells, NFL coach, New York Giants, New York Jets, New England Patriots

1941 Birthday - Bill Delahunt, American Politician

1941 Event - Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Lend-Lease Bill to lend money to Britain

1940 Birthday - Bill Kurtis, Pensacola, Florida, newscaster, American Parade

1940 Birthday - Bill Medley, Santa Ana Cal, rocker, Righteous Bros-Up Where We Belong

1940 Birthday - Tony Bill, SD Cal, actor, What Really Happened to the Class of '65

1940 Birthday - Bill McCartney, American Celebrity

1940 Birthday - Stan Ross, born in New York City, actor, New Bill Cosby Show

1940 Birthday - Bill, Indiana, Bishop-designate, Truro

1939 Event - Grimmett and Ward rip through Qld except Bill Brown (156)

1939 Event - Yankee catcher Bill Dickey hits 3 consecutive home runs

1939 Event - Connecticut finally approves Bill of Rights (148 years late)

1939 Event - Massachusetts Legislature vote to ratify the Bill of Rights - 147 years late

1939 Birthday - Bill Toomey, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, decathelete, Olympics gold 68

1938 Birthday - Bill Playle, cricketer, New Zealand batsman in 8 Tests without distinction

1938 Birthday - Bill Withers, Slab Fork, West Virginia, rhythm and blues singer, Lean on Me

1938 Event - Bill Edrich scores his 1,000th run of cricket season, all at Lord's

1938 Birthday - Bill Christian, U.S., ice hockey player 1960 Olympics gold

1938 Birthday - Bill Emerson, born in Saint Louis, Missouri, Representative-R-Missouri 1981 - 1996

1937 Event - Bill O'Reilly takes 9-41 for NSW against South Australia

1937 Birthday - Bill Anderson, country singer, Still, From This Pen

1937 Birthday - Bill Cosby, born in Philadelphia, actor/comedian, I Spy, Cosby, Leonard Part 6

1937 Event - Chicago White Sox Bill Dietrich no-hits St. Louis Browns, 8-0

1937 Birthday - Bill Tillman, basebal player

1937 Birthday - Bill Lawry, cricketer, dour Australian lefty opener, Can talk a bit

1936 Birthday - Bill Wyman, England, rocker, Rolling Stones-Under My Thumb

1936 Birthday - Bill Mazeroski, MLB 2nd baseman, won 1960 World Series for Pitts

1936 Birthday - Bill Zeliff, born in East Orange, New Jersey, Representative-R-New Hampshire 1991 - 1997

1936 Birthday - Bill Jordan, British trade unionist

1934 Birthday - Bill Gothard, American Clergyman

1934 Birthday - Bill Giles, born in Rochester, New York, baseball owner for the Philadelphia Phillies

1934 Birthday - Bill Cleary, U.S., ice hockey player 1960 Olympics gold

1934 Birthday - Pat McCormick, comedian, Don Rickles Show, New Bill Cosby Show

1934 Event - Black-McKeller Bill passes causes Bill Boeing empire to break up into Boeing United Aircraft [Technologies] and United Air Lines

1934 Birthday - Bill Moyers, born in Hugo, Oklahoma, news commentator, Bill Moyers' Journal

1934 Birthday - Bill Russell, Monroe, Louisiana, NBAer, Boston Celtics, Gold Medal 1956 Olympics

1934 Birthday - Bill White, U.S., 1st baseman, Cards, announcer, Yankees, President, NL

1934 Birthday - Bill Bixby, born in San Francisco, California, actor, Incredible Hulk, My Favorite Martian

1933 Birthday - Bill Tidy, English cartoonist, Fosdyke Saga

1933 Event - Bill Veeck, urges midsummer inter-league games and a split season

1933 Birthday - Bill Nieder, shot putter, 1960 Olympics gold

1933 Birthday - Gary Crosby, born in California, actor, Bill Dana Show, Adam 12, Chase

1933 Birthday - Bill Hayden, Australian Politician

1932 Event - "Bill of Divorcement" premieres at the Mayfair

1932 Event - Cubs shortstop Bill Jurges is shot twice in Chicago hotel room by a spurned girlfriend, Violet Popovich Valli

1932 Event - Test debut of Bill O'Reilly, vs South Africa at Adelaide

1932 Birthday - Dabney Coleman, born in Austin, Texas, That Girl, Mary Hartman, Buffalo Bill

1931 Birthday - Bill Walsh, NFL coach for the San Francisco 49ers/sportscaster

1931 Event - Closest NL batting race ends Chick Hafey (.3488) beats Bill Terry's

1931 Birthday - Bill Moor, born in Toledo, Ohio, actor, Hanky Panky

1931 Birthday - Bill Virdon, 2nd baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals/mgr, New York Yankees

1931 Birthday - Bill Clay, born in St. Louis, Missouri, Representative-D-Missouri 1969 - 2001

1931 Birthday - Bill Gilbert, born in Washington D.C., sports author, They Also Served, Big E

1931 Birthday - Bill Hoskyns, born in England, epee fencer, 1964 Olympics silver

1931 Birthday - Bill Watson, cricketer, NSW and Australian opening batsman mid-50s

1931 Birthday - Bill Graham, Germany, rock promoter, Fillmore

1930 Event - Sporting News picks Bill Terry as NL MVP and Joe Cronin as AL MVP

1930 Birthday - Bill George, NFL linebacker, Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Rams

1930 Birthday - Bill Fischer, baseball player

1930 Event - 50th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats W Allison (63 97 64)

1930 Event - 6th French Mens Tennis: Henri Cochet beats Bill Tilden (36 86 63 61)

1930 Event - Bill Arnold wins Indianapolis 500 car race (161.6 kph)

1930 Birthday - Derek Waring, actor, Barnacle Bill, Arthur-Heart of the Country

1930 Birthday - Bill Hefner, born in Elora, Tennessee, Representative-D-North Carolina 1975 - 1999

1930 Birthday - Bill Henderson, born in Chicago, Illinois, jazz singer, Torpedo-Dreams

1930 Birthday - Bill Benyon, English large landowner/Conservative Lower house leader

1929 Event - Heinie Wagner replaces Bill Carrigan as Red Sox manager

1929 Event - 49th U.S. Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats Francis Hunter (36 63 46 62 64)

1929 Birthday - Bill Evans, U.S. jazz pianist

1929 Birthday - Mary Maxwell Gates, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates

1929 Birthday - Bill Tuttle, baseball player

1929 Birthday - Bill Walker, born in Dundee, Scotland, politician, deputy chairman, Scottish Conservative Party, Member of Parliament for Perth and East Perthshire

1929 Birthday - Bill Barrett, born in Lexington, Nebraska, Representative-R-Nebraska, 1991 - 2001

1929 Birthday - Bill O'Brien, British Politician

1928 Birthday - Bill Frenzel, born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Representative-R-Minnesota 1971 - 1991

1928 Birthday - Bill Cotton, CEO, Noel Gay TV

1928 Birthday - Bill Ryan, born in Brooklyn, New York, newscaster, Smithsonian

1927 Event - Victoria score 793 against Queensland, Bill Ponsford 437

1927 Event - Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden for U.S. Lawn Tennis Association title

1927 Birthday - Bill Daily, Des Moines Iowa, actor, 'I Dream of Jeannie', 'The Bob Newhard Show'

1927 Birthday - Bill Rexford, auto racer

1927 Birthday - Dick Jones, Snyder, Texas, actor, Buffalo Bill Jr

1926 Birthday - Bill Justis, born in Birmingham, Alabama, musician, musical arranger, rock and roll pioneer, celebrated for Grammy Hall of Fame song "Raunchy" and Australian hit "Tamoure"

1926 Birthday - Bill Black, born in Memphis, Tennessee, musician, rocker, bassist for Elvis Pressley, played for "Heartbreak Hotel", "Mystery Train", "Hound Dog", "Jailhouse Rock"

1926 Birthday - Bill Flemming, sportscaster, ABC's Wide World of Sports

1925 Birthday - Bill [William] Westwood, British bishop of Peterborough

1925 Birthday - Bill Parkhouse, cricketer, England batsman in 7 Tests 1950-59

1925 Birthday - Bill Dixon, American Musician

1925 Event - Bill Tilden wins 6th straight U.S. tennis championship

1925 Birthday - Bill Haley, Highland Park, Michigan, rock vocalist, Rock Around the Clock

1925 Birthday - Bill Hayes, born in Harvey, Illinois, actor, Your Show of Shows, Days of our Life

1925 Birthday - Bill Harris, U.S. guitarist, Clovers-Good Lovin'

1925 Birthday - Bill Burrud, born in Hollywood, California, host, Safari to Adventure, Animal World

1924 Event - Test Cricket debut of Bill Ponsford, who scored 110 in 1st innings

1924 Birthday - Bill Dana, Quincy Massachusetts, comedian/actor, Jose Jimenez

1924 Birthday - Bill Wendell, born in New York City, TV announcer, Late Night With David Letterman

1923 Event - Bill Ponsford and Edgar Mayne make 456 opening stand for Vict

1923 Event - Bill Tilden wins U.S. Lawn Tennis Open

1923 Birthday - Raymond "Bill" Hoffenberg, college president, Wolfson at Oxford

1922 Event - 42nd U.S. Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats W M Johnston (46 36 62 63 64)

1922 Birthday - Bill Blass, born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, fashion designer, Nancy Reagan

1922 Birthday - Bill Macy, Revere Massachusetts, actor, Walter-Maude, Oh! Calcutta

1922 Birthday - Bill Johnston, cricket pace bowler, mighty Australian lefty post-war

1922 Birthday - Guy Madison, Robert Moseley, California, actor, Wild Bill Hickok

1922 Birthday - Bill Travers, Newcastle-on-Tyne England, actor, Born Free, Gorgo

1921 Birthday - Bill Dudley, NFL halfback, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Washington

1921 Event - President Harding signs Willis Campell Act (anti-beer bill) forbidding doctors prescribing beer or liquor for medicinal purposes

1921 Birthday - Bill Mauldin, cartoonist, WW II Army grunts

1921 Event - Babe Ruth, Bob Meusel, and Bill Piercy defy Landis ban on World Series

1921 Birthday - Bill Willis, AAFC, NFL guard for the Cleveland Browns

1920 Event - Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1920 Event - Chicago grand jury indicts Abe Attell, Hal Chase, and Bill Burns as go-betweens in Black Sox World Series scandal

1920 Event - Indian Bill Wambsganns makes 1st unassisted World Series triple play

1920 Birthday - Bill Monroe, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, newscaster, NBC-TV, Congressional Report

1920 Event - 40th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats Patterson (26 63 62 64)

1920 Birthday - Marian McPartland, jazz pianist, Bill Mayer, Jimmy McPartland

1920 Birthday - Bill Cullen, Pitts, TV game show host, over 20 different games

1919 Event - President Wilson's veto of Prohibition Enforcement Bill is overridden

1919 Birthday - Bill Anderson, cricketer, played in 1st New Zealand-Australia Test 1946

1919 Event - Senate passes Women's Suffrage bill

1918 Birthday - William Strethan "Wild Bill" Davis, musician

1917 Event - 21st Boston Marathon won by Bill Kennedy of New York in 2:28:37.2

1917 Birthday - Bill Finegan, born in Newark, New Jersey, Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue

1917 Death - Buffalo Bill Cody, army scout and Indian fighter, dies

1916 Event - Tennis legend Bill Tilden's 1st appearance at U.S. tennis championship

1916 Birthday - Bill Waddington, British actor/comedian, Percy-Coronation Street

1916 Birthday - Bill Williams, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Starlit Time, Date With the Angels

1916 Birthday - Bill Edrich, cricketer, Middlesex and England bat, Compton's mate

1916 Birthday - Bill Doggett, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, organist, musician, American jazz and rhythm and blues pianist, hit Honky Tonk, recorded with King Records, sold four million copies, arranged music for Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald

1914 Event - Irish home rule bill receive Royal assent

1914 Birthday - Herbert Delauney Bill Hughes, educationist

1914 Birthday - Bill Tallon, cricketer, brother of Don, Queensland leggie

1914 Birthday - Bill Veeck, baseball club owner

1913 Birthday - Bill Shankly, Scottish Athlete

1913 Event - Webb Alien Land-Holding Bill passes, forbidding Japanese from owning land

1913 Event - House of Lords rejects Irish Home Rule Bill

1912 Birthday - Bill Brown, cricketer, Australian opener of the 30's and 40's

1912 Birthday - Bill Quinn, New York City, actor, Rifleman, Van Ranseleer-All in the Family

1912 Death - Bill Storer, English cricket wicketkeeper (6 Tests 1897-99), dies

1912 Birthday - William "Bill" Henson, English diplomat, Prague 1939

1911 Event - Bill Dobbie of Calgary Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game

1911 Birthday - Bill Monroe, Rosine, Kentucky, country singer, Blue Moon of Kentucky

1911 Event - British house of commons accept Parliament Bill

1911 Death - Bill Murdoch, cricketer, dies while watching Australia vs. South Africa Test

1910 Birthday - Bill Goodwin, born in San Francisco, California, announcer, Jolson Story, Burns and Allen

1910 Birthday - Wendell Bill, cricketer, NSW bat 1929-36 Century on debut 1930

1909 Birthday - Bill Hewitt, NFL end, Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles

1909 Event - English King Edward VII signs South Africa Bill

1909 Birthday - Bill Voce, cricketer, England left-arm bodyline bowler

1909 Event - Bill Burns has no-hitter broken up with 2 outs in 9th

1908 Birthday - Max Bill, Swiss painter/sculptor/politician, Ruban Sans Fin

1908 Event - Tommy Burns KOs Bill Lang in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1908 Birthday - Bill Hunt, cricketer, NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933

1908 Event - Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1908 Birthday - Bill Merritt, cricketer, early New Zealand Test leg-spinner, also Northants

1908 Event - Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1908 Event - Bill Burns has no-hitter broken up with 2 outs in 9th

1907 Event - Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1907 Birthday - Bill Stern, born in Rochester, New York, sportscaster, Saturday Night Fights

1907 Birthday - Bill Dickey, New York Yankee hall-of-fame catcher, 1928 - 1943, manager, 1946

1906 Birthday - Greta Nissen, actress, Ambassador Bill

1905 Birthday - "Tiger" Bill O'Reilly, cricketer, mighty Australian leg-spinner

1905 Birthday - Wild Bill Elliott, Pattonsburg, Missouri, actor, Beyond the Sacramento

1905 Event - Boston's Bill Dinneen no-hits Chicago White Sox, 2-0

1905 Birthday - Bill Raisch, one armed actor, Fred Johnson-Fugitive

1904 Birthday - Rod Redwing, New York, actor, Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory

1904 Birthday - Bill Baird, Grand Is Nebr, puppeteer, Kukla Fran and Ollie, Muppet Show

1904 Birthday - Bill Challis, arranger/pianist

1904 Birthday - Bill Brandt, British Photographer

1903 Event - Bill Bradley becomes 1st Cleveland baseball player (Cleveland Naps) to hit for cycle

1903 Event - Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchase AL Baltimore franchise for $18,000 and move it to New York City (Yankees)

1902 Event - Cleveland's Bill Bradley is 1st ALer to hit a home run run in 4 consecutive games, not duplicated until Babe Ruth does it June 25, 1918

1902 Birthday - Laurence "Bill" Craigie, jet pioneer

1900 Birthday - Bill Ponsford, cricketer, great Australian batsman, HS 437 Vic vs. NSW

1899 Event - President McKinley signs bill creating Mount Rainier National Park (5th in U.S.)

1898 Event - Phillies' pitcher Bill Duggleby hits a grand slam on 1st at bat

1897 Birthday - Bill Woodfull, cricketer, Australian captain in the Bodyline series

1895 Birthday - Buster [Joseph F] Keaton, actor, Navigator, Steamboat Bill, Jr

1894 Birthday - Bill Wirges, born in Buffalo, New York, orchestra leader, Growing Paynes

1893 Birthday - "Big Bill" Broonzy, born in Mississippi, blues singer/guitarist, Blues by Broonzy

1893 Birthday - Bill Nestell, born in California, actor in Dangerous Venture, Buckskin Frontier

1893 Birthday - William [Bill] T Tilden II, tennis player, U.S. Open 1920-25, 29

1892 Death - Bill Powers, U.S. member of Daltonbende, dies

1890 Birthday - Bill Henry, born in San Francisco, California, newscaster, Who Said That?

1889 Event - President Cleveland signs bill to admit Dakotas, Montana and Washington state

1886 Birthday - Bill Whitty, cricketer, Australian left-arm bowler 1909-12

1884 Event - Bill Murdoch scores 1st Test Cricket double-century, 211 at The Oval

1883 Event - Buffalo Bill Cody presents 1st wild west show, North Platte, Nebr

1883 Event - Buffalo Bill Cody's 1st wild west show premieres in Omaha

1883 Event - "Buffalo Bill" Cody put on his 1st Wild West Show

1878 Birthday - Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, actor, Stormy Weather, Little Colonel

1878 Birthday - Bill Bojangles Robinson, Actor

1877 Event - Bill Midwinter completes Test Crickets' 1st 5-wkt haul, 5-78 vs. Eng

1876 Death - Wild Bill Hickok, shot dead (from behind) by Jack McCall while playing poker. He held a pair of Aces and a pair of 8's

1874 Birthday - Bill Klem, American Athlete

1870 Birthday - William S Hart, actor, silent Westerns, Wild Bill Hickok, Tumbleweeds

1869 Birthday - Bill Howell, cricketer, Australian bowler at turn of century

1868 Birthday - Bill Lockwood, cricketer, England all-rounder in 12 Tests 1893-1902

1867 Event - 2nd Reform Bill extends suffrage in England

1866 Event - 1st Civil Rights Bill passes

1866 Event - Civil Rights Bill passes over President Andrew Johnson's veto

1866 Event - President Johnson vetoes civil rights bill; it later becomes 14th amendment

1864 Event - Union troops ambush and kill 'Bloody' Bill Anderson in Richmond MI

1863 Event - 1st U.S. wartime military conscription bill enacted

1861 Event - Jefferson Davis approves a bill declaring War between U.S. and Confederacy

1861 Event - Jefferson Davis signs bill authorizing use of slaves as soldiers

1860 Birthday - Annie Oakley, born in Drake, Ohio, frontierswoman, Buffalo Bill's Wild West

1860 Event - Congress accepts Pre-emption Bill: free land in West for colonists

1854 Birthday - Bill Murdoch, cricketer, great pioneer of Australian Test cricket

1850 Event - Henry Clay introduces a comprise bill on slavery to U.S. Senate

1846 Birthday - William F "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Davenport Iowa, killed 4000 buffaloes

1837 Birthday - "Wild Bill" Hickok, cowboy/scout

1832 Event - British Parliament passes reform bill

1822 Birthday - Rosa Bonheur, French landscape painter, Buffalo Bill

1812 Event - U.S. passes 1st foreign aid bill (aids Venezuela earthquake vicitims)

1805 Event - American Bill Richmond knocks out Jack Holmes, Kilburn Wells, England

1791 Event - Bill of Rights ratified when Virginia gave its approval

1790 Event - U.S. passes Assumption bill making U.S. responsible for state debts

1789 Event - New Jersey is 1st state to ratify Bill of Rights

1789 Event - Congress proposes Bill of Rights (10 of 12 will ratify)

1774 Event - Boston Port Bill, British government orders Port of Boston closed

1774 Event - English Parliament passes Boston Port Bill

1774 Event - Boston Port Bill passes, British close port of Boston to all commerce on June 1st 1774

1772 Event - New Jersey passes bill requiring a license to practice medicine

1755 Birthday - Alexander Hamilton, West Indies, 1st U.S. Secretary of Treasury, face is on the $10 bill

1689 Event - English Parliament adopts Bill of Rights after Glorious Revolution

1689 Event - British Parliament adopts Bill of Rights

1679 Event - English house of Commons accept Exclusion Bill

1542 Event - Parliament passes bill of attainder against Queen Katherine Howard













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