Blue Events in History



2014 Event - The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Hiroshi Amano, Isamu Akasaki and Shuji Nakamura for developing the blue light-emitting diode (LED), which emits low-energy white light that can replace incandescents and mercury-containing fluorescents

2014 Event - '12 Years a Slave' and 'Gravity' dominate wins at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards ceremony; Chiwetel Ejiofor ('12 Years') and Cate Blanchett ('Blue Jasmine') receive leading actor and actress awards, respectively

2014 Event - A rare, blue, 29.6-carat diamond, one of the most exceptional ever mined at the Cullinan mine, is discovered about 25 miles northeast of Pretoria, South Africa

2013 Event - At the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, the French film, 'Blue is the Warmes Colour' wins the Palme d'Or

2013 Event - President Barack Obama is inaugurated in the Blue Room of the White House; this is his second term in office

2012 Event - Sequoia, IMB's Blue Gene/Q system installed at the Department of Energy becomes the world's fastest supercomputer

2010 Death - Dennis Hopper, actor, True Grit, Blue Velvet, Easy Rider, dies in Venice, California, of prostate cancer, at age 74

2010 Event - The Wittelsback-Graff Diamond, a 31.06-carat Fancy Deep Blue diamond, once part of the Austrian and Bavarian Crown jewels, is placed on display at the Smithsonian

1997 Event - Garry Kasparov begins chess match with IBM supercomputer Deep Blue

1996 Event - Free agent Roger Clemens signs with Toronto Blue Jays

1996 Event - IBM's Deep Blue defeats chess champ Gary Kasparov

1995 Death - Peter Refn, Danish journalist/director (Violets are Blue), dies at 54

1995 Event - 47th Emmy Awards: NYPD Blue, ER, Fraiser and Candice Bergen wins

1993 Event - 81st CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 33-23

1993 Event - Tor Blue Jays beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 2, in 89th World Series

1993 Event - Highest scoring World Series game Blue Jays 15, Phillies 14 in 4h14m

1993 Death - Jane Nigh, actress (Big Town, Blue Blood, Rawhide), dies at about 67

1993 Event - Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24

1993 Death - Harry Bellaver, actor (Blue Collar, Old Man and the Sea), dies at 88

1993 Event - A's trade Rickey Henderson to Blue Jays

1993 Event - New York Yankee Mark Hutton is 1st Australian to be a starting pitcher, He beats Angels 5-2; Yankees, Red Sox, Blue Jays 3 way tie for 1st

1993 Death - Edwin Louis Battle, actor (Almost Blue, Chase), dies of stroke at 33

1992 Event - 80th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 24-10

1992 Event - Blue Jay Nigel Wilson is 1st pick of Marlins in expansion draft

1992 Event - Toronto Blue Jays beat Atl Braves, 4 games to 2, in 88th World Series

1992 Event - Toronto Blue Jays beats Oakland A's to win their 1st AL pennant

1992 Event - Toronto Blue Jays win AL East title

1992 Event - Brewers beat Blue Jays 22-2 with AL record 31 hits in 9 innings

1992 Event - New York Mets trade David Cone to Toronto Blue Jays for Jeff Kent

1992 Event - Longest 2 undefeated baseball teams to meet (New York Yankees 5-0 vs Toronto Blue Jays 6-0); Yankees score 3 in top of 9th to win 5-2

1992 Event - Former silver Goodyear blimps are now painted yellow and blue

1991 Death - Paul Reid Roman, actor (Aviator, Blue Knight), dies of cancer at 55

1991 Event - Blue Jay Cito Gaston is 1st manager ejected in a playoff game

1991 Event - Toronto Blue Jays clinches AL East title and becomes 1st team to draw 4 million fans

1991 Event - Yankee pitchers pick-off 3 Toronto Blue Jays

1991 Event - St. Louis Blue Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 80 goals in a season

1991 Event - "Black and Blue" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 829 performances

1990 Event - Blue Jays trade F McGriff and T Fernandez to SD for R Alomar and J Carter

1990 Event - 78th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 50-11

1990 Event - 9th no-hitter of 1990: Blue Jay Dave Steib beats Cleveland 3-0

1990 Death - Merlin Marston, actor (Blue Sky), dies of non-Hodgkins lymphoma at 45

1990 Event - A's Dave Stewart no-hits Blue Jays and Dodger's Fernando Valenzuela no-hits St. Louis 6-0, 1st time no-hitters in both leagues

1990 Event - Longest game in Toronto, Yankees beat Blue Jays 8-7 in 15 inns

1990 Event - Blue Jay Cecil Fielder signs with Detroit as a free agent

1989 Event - Toronto Blue Jays wins AL East title

1989 Event - Blue Jays bat out of order against Brewers in 6th inning

1989 Event - Blue Jays Dave Steib's perfect game broken up in 9th with 2 outs by New York Yankee Roberto Kelly

1989 Event - Toronto Blue Jays are 10 games back in AL, and go on to win AL East

1989 Event - 1st Baseball game to start outdoors and end indoors, as Toronto Blue Jays stadium closes roof during game at 8:48, and beat Brewers 4-2

1989 Event - Toronto Blue Jays Skydome stadium opens, Mil Brewers win 5-3

1989 Event - Red Sox lead Blue Jays 10-0 in 7th, but lose 12-11 in 12 for Blue Jays 12th consecutive victory at Fenway

1989 Event - Blue Jays fire manager Jimy Williams and replace him with Cito Gaston

1989 Event - "Black and Blue" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 829 performances

1988 Event - 76th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeats BC Lions, 22-21

1988 Death - Mona Washbourne, actress (Blue Bird, Games), dies at 84

1987 Event - George Bell is 1st Blue Jay ever to win the AL MVP

1987 Event - Toronto Blue Jays hit a record 10 home runs vs Baltimore Orioles

1987 Death - John Qualen, actor (Patch of Blue, Jungle Book), dies

1987 Death - Geraldine Page, actress (Blue and Gray), dies at 62

1987 Death - Elizabeth Hartman, actress (Fixer, Patch of Blue), dies at 45

1987 Event - Less than a month after re-signing, A's pitcher Vida Blue retires

1987 Death - Alfred Lion, record founder (Blue Note), dies at 78

1986 Event - Madonna's "True Blue," album goes #1 for 5 weeks and her single

1986 Event - Nancy Reagan cuts red, white and blue ribbon; reopens Statue of Liberty

1986 Death - Sterling Hayden, actor (Blue and Gray), dies at 70

1985 Event - "Black and Blue," premieres in Paris

1984 Event - 72nd CFL Grey Cup: Win Blue Bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 47-17

1984 Event - 36th Emmy Awards: Hill St. Blue, Cheers, John Ritter and Tyne Daly

1984 Event - Kuhn announces Vida Blue is suspended due to cocaine conviction

1984 Event - Pitcher Vida Blue suspended for rest of 1984 due to drug use

1984 Event - Strong winds cause a 30 minnutes delay in Toronto Blue Jays game

1983 Event - 35th Emmy Awards: Hill St. Blue, Cheers, Ed Flanders and Shelley Long

1983 Death - Anthony Costello, actor (Blue), dies at 42

1983 Event - Kirk Gibson (Tigers) and Jorge Orta (Blue Jays) hit inside park home runs

1983 Event - Toronto Blue Jay Cliff Johnson hits record 18th pinch hit home run

1982 Death - David Blue, rocker, dies while jogging in Greenwich Village at 41

1982 Event - 34th Emmy Awards: Hill St. Blue, Barney Miller, Alan Alda and Carol Kane

1982 Birthday - Leann Rimes, country singer, Blue, Holiday in Your Heart

1982 Death - Theolonious S Monk, U.S., jazz pianist/composer (Blue Monk), dies at 64

1981 Event - 33rd Emmy Awards: Taxi, Hill St. Blue, Judd Hirsh and Isabel Sanford wins

1981 Birthday - Jessica Alba, born in Pomona, California, actress, appeared in television series, 'Dark Angel', films include, 'Sin City', 'Into the Blue', 'Good Luck Chuck'

1980 Birthday - Garette Patrick Ratliff, actor, Return to Blue Lagoon

1979 Event - California Angels trounce Toronto Blue Jays, 24-2

1978 Event - A's trade Vida Blue to Giants for 7 players and $390,000

1977 Event - Orioles forfeit to Blue Jays when manager Earl Weaver pulls team off field in 5th citing hazardous condition (small tarpaulin on bullpen mound)

1977 Event - Blue Jays beat Yankees 19-3 with 20 hits

1977 Event - Billy Martin pulls Yankee line-up out of a hat, beats Blue Jays 8-6

1976 Death - Connee Boswell, singer (Pete Kelly's Blue), dies at 68

1976 Event - Bowie Kuhn voids A's sales, totaling $35 million, of Joe Rudi and Rollie Fingers to Red Sox, and Vida Blue to Yankees

1975 Birthday - Kesley Perrin, CFL defensive back for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1975 Birthday - Milla Jovovich, born in Kiev, Ukraine, actress, Return to Blue Lagoon, Chaplin

1975 Event - Oakland A's Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Linblad and Rollie Fingers, no-hits California Angels 5-0

1975 Death - Ben Blue, actor (Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show), dies at 73

1973 Birthday - Tomas Perez, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder for the Toronto Blue Jays

1973 Birthday - Nick Ferguson, CFL defensive back for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1973 Event - Jackson Pollocks painting "Blue Poles" sold for $2,000,000

1973 Death - Nora Nicholson, actress (Blue Lagoon, Crow Hollow), dies at 80

1973 Birthday - Wade Miller, CFL linebacker for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1973 Birthday - Marty Janzen, born in Miami, Florida, pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays

1973 Birthday - Alex Gonzalez, born in Miami, Florida, infielder for the Toronto Blue Jays

1973 Birthday - Mike Mihelic, CFL offensive tackle for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1973 Birthday - George Noga, CFL linebacker for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1973 Birthday - Regilio Vreede, soccer player, Blue White, RKC

1972 Birthday - Robert Robinson, CFL defensive linebacker for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1972 Birthday - Shawn Green, born in Des Plaines Illinois, outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays

1972 Birthday - Sandy Martinez, Villa Mella, Dominican Republic, catcher for the Toronto Blue Jays

1972 Birthday - Frank Rocca, CFL corner for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1972 Birthday - Shonte Peoples, CFL linebacker for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1972 Birthday - Sean Graham, CFL slot back for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1972 Birthday - Carlos Delgado, born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, infielder for the Toronto Blue Jays

1972 Birthday - Kevin McDougal, CFL quarterback for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1972 Birthday - Ronald Williams, CFL running back for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1972 Birthday - Brandon Hamilton, CFL cornerback for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1972 Birthday - Brian Krause, actor, December, Sleepwalkers, Return to Blue Lagoon

1972 Birthday - Shannon Garrett, CFL defensive back for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1971 Event - Joe Torre wins NL MVP, Vida Blue wins AL MVP

1971 Birthday - Dexter Dawson, CFL receiver for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1971 Death - Edit Angold, actor (Suspense, Molly, Blue Angel), dies at 76

1971 Event - Dutch ends censorship of "Blue Movie"

1971 Birthday - Reggie Carthon, CFL defensive back for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1971 Birthday - Brad Elberg, CFL running back for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1971 Birthday - Joseph Rogers, CFL receiver for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1971 Birthday - Tommy Fagan, CFL/NFL defensive end, Atlanta Falcons, Winn Blue Bombers

1971 Birthday - Jason Keller, Scarsdale, New York, actor, Jason-Out of the Blue

1971 Birthday - Shane Keller, Scarsdale, New York, actor, Shane-Out of the Blue

1971 Event - John Guares "House of Blue Leaves," premieres in New York City

1971 Birthday - Chris Vargas, CFL quarterback for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1971 Birthday - Errol Brown, CFL defensive back for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1970 Birthday - Grant Carter, CFL defensive end for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1970 Birthday - Jeff Ware, born in Norfolk, Virginia, pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays

1970 Birthday - DeWayne Knight, CFL linebacker for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1970 Birthday - Paul Spoljaric, pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays

1970 Event - Oakland A's Vida Blue no-hits Minnesota Twins, 6-0

1970 Birthday - Steve Wojciechowski, born in Blue Island, Illinois, pitcher for the Oakland A's

1970 Birthday - Leuea Tagoai, CFL defensive end for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1970 Birthday - Turhon O'Bannon, CFL receiver for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1970 Death - Mark Rothko, abstract expressionist (Green on Blue), dies at 66

1970 Birthday - Milt Stegall, CFL receiver for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1970 Birthday - Colin Scrivener, CFL defensive tackle for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1969 Event - USAF closes Project Blue Book, concluding no evidence of extraterrestrial spaceships behind thousands of UFO sightings

1969 Birthday - Doug Hocking, CFL linebacker for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1969 Birthday - Tim Crabtree, Jackson, Michigan, pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays

1969 Birthday - Chris Perez, CFL tackle for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1969 Event - Tommy James and Shondells release "Crystal Blue Persuasion"

1969 Birthday - Keith Powe, WLAF/CFL defensive lineback, Win Blue Bombers, Claymores

1969 Birthday - Robert Perez, born in Bolivar, Venezuela, outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays

1969 Birthday - Tyrone Rodgers, CFL defensive linebacker for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1969 Death - Wolfe Barzell, actor (Blue Angel), dies of heart attack at 72

1969 Birthday - Brad Cornett, U.S. baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays

1968 Birthday - Pat Hentgen, born in Detroit, Michigan, pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays

1968 Birthday - Domingo Cedeno, La Ramona, Dominican Republic, infielder for the Toronto Blue Jays

1968 Birthday - Paul Quantrill, London Ontario, pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays

1968 Death - Corry Lievens, Flemish actress/playwright/dir (Blue Bird), dies at 64

1968 Birthday - John Olerud, born in Seattle, Washington, infielder for the Toronto Blue Jays

1968 Birthday - Craig Hendrickson, CFL tackle for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1967 Birthday - Brett MacNeil, CFL guard for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1967 Birthday - Ed Sprague, born in Castro Valley, California, infielder for the Toronto Blue Jays

1967 Death - Cyril Ring, actor (Duffy's Tavern, Red Hot and Blue), dies at 74

1967 Death - Gertrude McCoy, silent screen actress (Blue Bird), dies at 77

1967 Birthday - Glen Scrivener, CFL defensive tackle for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1967 Birthday - Sherry Stringfield, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, actress, Laura-NYPD Blue, ER

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

1967 Birthday - Sandra Reinhardt, born in Pittsburgh, actress, Another World, Illegal in Blue

1967 Birthday - Troy Westwood, CFL kicker for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1967 Birthday - Allan Boyko, CFL slot back for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1967 Birthday - Bruce Boyko, CFL fullback for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1967 Birthday - David Pitcher, CFL fullback for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1966 Birthday - Courtney Griffin, CFL defensive back for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1966 Birthday - Tammy Lauren, SD California, actress, Angie, Out of the Blue

1966 Birthday - Juan Guzman, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays

1966 Birthday - Dave Vankoughnett, CFL corner for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1966 Birthday - Michael Timlin, born in Midland, Texas, pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays

1965 Event - 53rd CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Winn Blue Bombers, 22-16

1965 Birthday - Blue Edwards, NBA guard for the Vancouver Grizzlies

1965 Event - Big Bang theory of creation of universe is supported by announcement of discovery of new celestial bodies know as blue galaxies

1965 Event - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Blue Grass Golf Invitational

1965 Birthday - Brooke Shields, New York City, model/actress, Blue Lagoon, Suddenly Susan

1965 Birthday - Jacob Brumfield, Bogalusa, Louisiana, outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays

1965 Birthday - Todd Stottlemyre, Yakima, Washington, pitcher, St. Louis Cardinals, Blue Jays

1965 Birthday - Erik Hanson, Kinnelon, New Jersey, pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays

1965 Birthday - Olivia Barash, born in Miami, Florida, actress, Laura-Out of the Blue

1964 Birthday - Beatrice Dalle, Breast France, actress, Betty Blue, Sabbath

1964 Birthday - Duncan Miller, rocker, Blue Mercedes-Rich and Famous

1964 Birthday - Amy Brenneman, born in New London, Connecticut, actress, Janice-NYPD Blue

1964 Birthday - Greg Battle, CFL linebacker for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1964 Birthday - Paul Parker, born in West Ham, London, athlete, soccer player, commentator, critical player at 1990 World Cup with England, manager, Blue Square Premier League

1963 Birthday - David Titlow, rocker, Blue Mercedes-Rich and Famous

1963 Birthday - Mike Huff, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays

1963 Birthday - Jeff Musselman, born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, professional baseball player, pitcher, played for the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets Major League Baseball teams

1963 Birthday - Tony Castillo, Lara Venezuela, pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays

1963 Death - Monte Blue, silent film actor (Apache), dies of heart attack at 73

1963 Birthday - Gail O'Grady, Detroit, actress, Hitman, Nobody's Perfect, New YorkPD Blue

1963 Birthday - David Cone, born in Kansas City, Missouri, baseball pitcher, New York Mets/Tor Blue Jays/New York Yankees

1962 Birthday - Roger Clemens, born in Dayton, Ohio, pitcher for the Red Sox, Blue Jays, Cy Young, MVP

1962 Birthday - Sharon Lawrence, born in Charlotte, North Carolina, actress, Civil Wars, New YorkPD Blue, Fired Up

1962 Event - Mick Jagger and Keith Richards perform as Little Boy Blue and Blue Boys

1962 Birthday - Nicholas Turturro, Queens, New York, actor, James Martinez-NYPD Blue

1961 Event - Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii," album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 20 weeks

1961 Birthday - Kim Delaney, born in Philadelphia, actress, All My Children, Tour of Duty, New YorkPD Blue

1961 Birthday - Charlie O'Brien, Tulsa, Oklahoma, catcher, Brewers, Mets, Braves, Blue Jays

1961 Birthday - Jimmy Key, born in Huntsville, Alabama, pitcher, Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Orioles

1961 Birthday - Christopher Atkins, Rye, New York, actor, Peter-Dallas, Blue Lagoon

1960 Birthday - Juan Samuel, San Pedro de Macoris, infielder, New York Yankees, Blue Jays

1960 Death - Hans Albers, German actor (Blue Angel), dies at 68

1960 Birthday - Joe Carter, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays

1959 Event - 47th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 21-7

1959 Birthday - Jesse Barfield, Illinois, outfielder, Blue Jays, Yankees, 1986 home run leader

1959 Birthday - George Bell, Dominican Republic, outfielder, Blue Jays, 1987 AL MVP

1958 Event - 46th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 35-28

1958 Birthday - Nadieh, Dutch singer/guitarist/composer, Haifa Blue

1958 Birthday - David H Mattheisen, Blue Island, Illinois, PhD/astronaut, STS-73 alt

1958 Birthday - James McDaniel, born in Washington D.C., actor, Arthur Fancy-NYPD Blue

1958 Birthday - Kyle MacLachlan, Yakima, Washington, actor, Blue Velvet, Dune, Hidden

1957 Event - 45th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 32-7

1957 Birthday - Marc Duret, actor, Dobermann, Hatred, Big Blue

1957 Birthday - Tom Candiotti, born in Walnut Creek, California, pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, also played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angelese Dodgers, and the Oakland Athletics

1957 Birthday - Dave Steib, pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays

1957 Birthday - Patty Loveless, Ramey, Pikeville, Kentucky, singer, Blue Side of Town

1956 Event - 38th PGA Championship: Jack Burke at Blue Hill CC Boston

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 - Elvis Presley records his version of "Blue Suede Shoes"

1956 Event - Buddy Holly records "Blue Days Black Night" in Nashville

1955 Event - Carl Perkins records "Blue Suede Shoes"

1955 Birthday - Jimmy Smits, born in Brooklyn, actor, Victor-LA Law, Running Scared, New YorkPD Blue

1955 Birthday - [Kater]Nina Hagen, born in East Berlin, East Germany, actress, Blue Angel

1955 Birthday - Damaso Garcia, born in Moca, Dominican Republic, Major League Baseball player, played for the New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos 1978 - 1989

1954 Birthday - Ken Schrom, born in Grangeville, Idaho, professional baseball player, pitcher, played for the California Angels, the Toronto Blue Jays

1954 Birthday - Robert Cameron, CFL punter for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1953 Event - 41st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 12-6

1953 Event - Bud Grant of Winnipeg Blue Bombers intercepts 5 passes (record)

1953 Birthday - Rick Downey, rocker drummer/vocalist, Blue Oyster Cult

1952 Birthday - Isabella Rossellini, born in Rome, Italy, actress, Big Night, Blue Velvet

1952 Event - 78th Preakness: Conn McCreary aboard Blue Man wins in 1:57.4

1952 Death - Albert Basserman, actor (Madame Curie, Rhapsody in Blue), dies at 84

1952 Event - Terence Rattigan's "Deep Blue Sea," premieres in London

1951 Birthday - Eric Bloom, rock vocalist and guitarist, Blue Oyster Cult

1951 Birthday - Dave Winfield, baseball outfielder, New York Yankees, Blue Jays, Twins

1951 Birthday - Ray Benson, born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, country singer, House of Blue Lights

1951 Birthday - Crystal Gayle, born in Kentucky, country singer, Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue

1950 Birthday - Jorge Orta, born in Mazatlan, Mexico, professional baseball player, played second baseman, third baseman, outfield, played for the Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays

1950 Event - 38th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 13-0

1950 Event - Because of forest fire in Br Columbia, blue moon appears in England

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

1949 Birthday - Tom Waits, born in California, rocker/song writer, Blue Valentine

1949 Birthday - Vida Blue, major-league pitcher, Cy Young and AL MVP 1971

1948 Birthday - Steve Railsback, actor, Blue Monkey, Green Monkey, Escape 2000

1948 Birthday - Gordon Clapp, North Conway, New Hampshire, actor, Greg Medavoy-NYPD Blue

1948 Birthday - Gail Davies, born in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, country singer, Blue Heartache

1948 Event - Schenectady Blue Jays Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game

1948 Birthday - Eddie Gray, rock guitarist, Tommy James and Shondells-Crystal Blue

1948 Birthday - Paul King, rocker, Blue Oyster Cult

1947 Birthday - Donald Roeser, rock guitarist and vocalist, Blue Oyster Cult

1947 Birthday - Mariska Veres, Dutch singer, Shocking Blue

1947 Event - 180-metric ton blue whale (record) caught in South Atlantic

1947 Birthday - Peter Lucia, rock drummer, Tommy James and Shondells-Crystal Blue

1946 Event - 34th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 28-6

1946 Birthday - Lacy J Dalton, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, country singer, Crazy Blue Eyes

1946 Birthday - Jean-Jacques Beineix, director, Betty Blue, Diva

1946 Birthday - Allen Lanier, rock keyboardist/guitarist and vocalist, Blue Oyster Cult

1946 Birthday - Ray Dorset, rocker, Cold Blue Excursion

1945 Event - 33rd CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 35-0

1945 Death - Hendrik N Werkman, resistance/painter (Blue Boat), executed at 63

1945 Birthday - Ronnie Rosman, rocker, Tommy James Shondells-Crystal Blue Persuasion

1945 Birthday - Mitch Ryder, rocker, & Detroit Wheels-Devil With the Blue Dress

1944 Birthday - Robbie van Leeuwen, Dutch guitarist, Shocking Blue

1944 Birthday - Dennis Franz, Maywood, Illinois, actor, Buntz-Hill Street Blues, New YorkPD Blue

1944 Birthday - Nona Hendrix, R and B singer, Patti LaBelle and Blue Belles

1944 Birthday - Michael Johnson, born in Alamosa, Colorado, pop, guitarist, country, pop music, known for song, 'Bluer Than Blue'

1944 Birthday - Cito Gaston, MLB manager for the Toronto Blue Jays

1944 Death - Piet Mondrian, abstract painter (Composition in Blue), dies at 71

1943 Birthday - Steven Bochco, prod, Hill St. Blues, LA Law, St. Elsewhere, New YorkPD Blue

1943 Birthday - Winfred "Blue" Lovett, U.S. singer, Manhattans-One Life to Live

1943 Birthday - Georgie Fame, Clive Powell, rocker, Georgie Fame and Blue Flames

1943 Birthday - Riem de Wolff, Indonesian/Dutch singer/guitarist, Blue Diamonds

1943 Death - Jovan Ducic, Serbian poet (Blue Legends), dies at 72

1943 Event - Blue Ribbon Town (with Groucho Marx) 1st heard on CBS Radio

1942 Birthday - Billy Connolly, Scotland, comedian/actor, Blue Money

1942 Birthday - Mel McDaniel, born in Checotah, Oklahoma, singer, Baby's got her Blue Jeans On

1942 Birthday - Norman Kuhlice, England, rocker, Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good

1942 Birthday - Ray Ennis, England, guitar, Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good

1942 Birthday - Ralph Ellis, England, rhythm, Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good

1941 Event - 29th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 18-16

1941 Birthday - Les Braid, England, bass, Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good

1941 Birthday - Ruud de Wolff, singer/guitarist, Blue Diamonds

1941 Birthday - David Blue, Cohen, born in Providence, Rhode Island, rocker, Cupid's Arrow

1940 Birthday - Joe Flaherty, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, comedian, SCTV, Blue Monday

1939 Event - 27th Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 8-7

1939 Event - Nazi Governor of Poland Hans Frank requires Jews to wear a blue star

1939 Birthday - Larry Linville, Ojai California, actor, Frank Burns-M*A*S*H, Blue Movie

1938 Event - 26th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 30-7

1938 Birthday - Eric Gale, U.S. funk guitarist, Blue Horizon

1938 Event - Radio quiz show "Information Please!" debuts on NBC Blue Network

1937 Event - 25th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 30-7

1937 Birthday - Mickey McGill, U.S. vocalist, Dells-Love is Blue

1936 Birthday - Harold Melvin, U.S. singer, Blue Notes-My Hero

1936 Birthday - Dennis Hopper, born in Kansas, actor, True Grit, Blue Velvet, Easy Rider

1936 Birthday - Dean Stockwell, born in California, actor, Werewolf of Washington, Blue Velvet

1936 Birthday - Alex Rocco, actor, Blue Knight, Stanley, Stunt Man

1935 Event - CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat Ham Tigers, 18-12 at Hamilton

1935 Birthday - Bobby Vinton, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, singer, Roses are Red, Blue on Blue

1935 Birthday - Brian Bedford, England, actor, Anthony-Coronet Blue

1935 Birthday - Elvis Presley, born in Tupelo, Mississippi, singer, Blue Suede Shoes, Hounddog

1934 Event - Soccer team Blue White '34 forms

1933 Event - Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports

1933 Event - 16th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Blue Mound CC Milwaukee

1932 Birthday - Carl Perkins, singer, Blue Suede Shoes

1932 Birthday - Sammy Turner, Paterson, New Jersey, vocalist, Lavender Blue

1932 Birthday - Sammy Turner, Patterson, New Jersey, singer, Lavender Blue Moods

1932 Event - Jack Benny's 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network)

1932 Birthday - Carl Perkins, born in Jackson, Tennessee, singer and songwriter, Blue Suede Shoes

1930 Birthday - Sonny Rollins, born in New York City, jazz saxophonist, Blue Room

1930 Event - "Blue Angel," starring unknown Marlene Dietrich, premieres in America

1930 Birthday - Lionel Blue, British Clergyman

1930 Birthday - Bobby "Blue" Bland, Rosemark, Tennessee, blues singer, Call on the Drummer

1929 Event - 61st Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Blue Larkspur wins in 2:32.8

1928 Birthday - George Peppard, born in Detroit, Michigan, actor, Banacek, A-Team, Blue Max

1928 Event - "Amos and Andy" debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago)

1927 Event - Notre Dame's Fighting Irish changes blue jerseys for green

1926 Event - "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1

1925 Birthday - George Kennedy, born in New York City, actor, Cool Hand Luke, Airport, Blue Knight

1924 Birthday - John Milne, CEO, Blue Circles Industries

1924 Event - George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" premieres at Carnegie Hall (New York City)

1922 Birthday - Marina Candael, Flemish dancer/choreography, Rhapsody in Blue

1920 Birthday - Virginia Mayo, born in St. Louis, Missouri, actress, Out of the Blue, White Heat

1920 Birthday - Leo McKern, born in Sydney, Australia, actor, Blue Lagoon, Help, Mouse that Roared

1920 Birthday - Howard Nemerov, U.S., 3rd U.S. poet laureate and novelist, Blue Swallows

1917 Birthday - Ram Gopal, Indies/English dancer, Blue Peter, Purple Plain

1917 Event - Sunday benefit baseball game at Polo Grounds results in John McGraw and Christy Mathewson's arrest for violating Blue laws

1916 Birthday - John D. MacDonald, novelist, Deep Blue Goodbye

1915 Birthday - Frank Sinatra, born in Hoboken, vocalist/actor, old blue eyes

1914 Birthday - Tony Martin, Alvin Morris, SF, singer, It's a Blue World, To Each

1913 Birthday - Iris Adrian, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Blue Hawaii, Bluebeard

1912 Birthday - Andrew Long, Scottish author, Blue Book of Fairy Tales

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

1910 Birthday - Gertruida EW "Truss" van Aalten, actress, Girl in Blue Hat

1910 Birthday - Red Foley, born in Blue Lick, Kentucky, country singer, Mr Smith Goes to Washington

1908 Event - Maurice Maeterlinck's "L'oiseau Blue," premieres in Moscow

1907 Birthday - Connee Boswell, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, singer, Pete Kelly's Blue

1905 Birthday - Arthur Koestler, Hungary, British writer, Arrow in Blue

1903 Birthday - Corry Lievens, Isabella MJ Adriaens, Flemish actress, Blue Bird

1903 Birthday - Mark Rothko, Marcus Rothkovich, U.S., painter, Green on Blue

1902 Birthday - Bernard J H "Ben" Stroman, recensent/writer, Jomtof and Blue Beard

1901 Birthday - Marlene Dietrich, Berlin Germany, singer and actress, Blue Angel

1901 Birthday - Ben Blue, born in Montreal, Canada, actor, Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show

1899 Birthday - Eric Linklater, born in Scotland, novelist/poet, Blue Swallows

1898 Birthday - George Gershwin, Jacob Gershvin, Brooklyn, composer, Rhapsody in Blue

1896 Birthday - Sylvain Poons, Dutch cabaret performer, Blue Jackets

1895 Birthday - Edit Angold, Germany, actor, Suspense, Molly, Blue Angel

1892 Birthday - Nora Nicholson, Leamington England, actress, Blue Lagoon, Crow Hollow

1892 Birthday - Hans Albers, Hamburg Germany, actor, Blue Angel

1892 Birthday - Jack Hulbert, born in Ely, England, actor, Into the Blue, Bulldog Jack

1890 Birthday - Gertrude McCoy, born in Sugar Valley, Georgia, silent screen actress, Blue Bird

1890 Birthday - Monte Blue, born in Indianapolis, Indiana, silent film actor, Montana, Oh Boy

1887 Event - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Blue Carbuncle"

1884 Birthday - Emil Jannings, born in Germany, actor, Faust, Passion, Blue Angel

1883 Death - Joseph AF Plateau, Belgian physicist (Blue Moon), dies

1874 Event - Levi Strauss markets blue jeans with copper rivets, price $13.50 doz

1871 Birthday - Heinrich Mann, born in Germany, novelist/essayist, Blue Angel, ; bros of Thomas

1871 Birthday - Jovan Ducic, Serb poet, Blue Legends

1867 Event - Johann Strauss' "Blue Danube" waltz premieres in Vienna

1866 Birthday - Henry Forster, cricketer, Oxford blue 1887-89, later Austrian Governor-General

1863 Event - Skirmish at Blue Springs, Tennessee (166 casualties)

1862 Birthday - P M B Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgium, poet, Blue Bird, Nobel 1911

1861 Event - Skirmish at Boone Court House WV and Blue Creek WV

1851 Event - 1st baseball uniforms worn, New York Knickerbockers wear straw hat, white shirt and blue long trousers

1850 Birthday - Eugene Field, author/journalist, Little Boy Blue

1850 Event - Levi Strauss made his 1st blue jeans

1844 Birthday - Andrew Lang, born in Scotland, author, The Blue Fairy Book

1829 Death - Jacobus Blue, Dutch regent/patriot, dies at about 73

1806 Event - Lewis and Clark find skeleton of 105' blue whale in Oregon

1788 Death - Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (Blue Boy), dies at 61

1727 Birthday - Thomas Gainsborough, English painter, Blue Boy, baptized













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