Double Events in History



2013 Event - American actress Angelina Jolie announces she underwent elective double mastectomy surgery because she carried the BRCA1 gene and had a family history of breast cancer

2012 Event - After the U.S. delists the Mujahideen-e Khalq as a terrorist entity, Iran accuses the United States of having 'double standards'

2011 Event - In efforts to fund rising social security costs, the Government of Japan plans to double its sales tax over four years

1997 Event - Terrorist double suicide bombing in Jerusalem, kills 14

1997 Event - Travis Fryman homers off R Hernandez in both games of double header 1st time since 1961 that 2 doubleheaders are played in the same city Giants vs Mets and Oakland A's vs Yankees in NY

1996 Event - Albert Belle uses a forearm to break up a double play and nearly breaks Brewer 2nd baseman Fernando Vina's nose, Belle gets 2 game suspension

1995 Event - New double Beatle CD released with new song "Free as a Bird"

1995 Event - Cards shortstop Ozzie Smith sets record of 1,554 double plays

1995 Event - Expos pitcher Pedro Martinez perfect game is broken up in 10th inning as San Diego's Bip Roberts leads off with a double, Mont wins 1-0

1992 Event - Ozzie Smith breaks Roy McMillan's NL mark by taking part in his 1,305th career double play

1990 Death - Charles Arnt, actor (Double Exposure), dies of pancreatic cancer at 82

1990 Event - New York Islanders beat New York Rangers 4-3 in double overtime-Rangers lead 2-1

1988 Death - Mary Morris, actress (Agitator, Double Door), dies

1988 Event - Javed Miandad completes 211, his 5th Test Cricket double, vs. Australia

1988 Death - H A R (Kim) Philby, British double agent, dies

1987 Event - Andy Van Slyke home runs off R. McDowell in both ends of double header

1984 Event - Red Sox Jim Rice grounds into record 33rd double play en route to 36

1983 Event - Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery

1982 Event - 2nd double hat trick in Islander history-Bossy and D Potvin

1982 Event - 24th Grammy Awards: Betty Davis Eyes, Double Fantasy wins

1981 Event - 1st balloon crossing of Pacific is completed, Double Eagle V

1980 Event - John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in the United Kingdom

1980 Event - Detroit blocks 21 Atlanta shots setting NBA record (double OT)

1980 Event - John and Yoko begin recording "Double Fantasy"

1980 Event - California Angels Freddie Patek, hits 3 home runs and double to beat Red Sox 20-2

1980 Death - Cicely Courtneidge, actress (Double Exposure), dies at 87

1979 Birthday - Kim Rhode, Whittier California, double trap, Gold Medal 1996 Olympics

1975 Event - New York Met Felix Milan hits 4 singles; erased by Joe Torres 4 double plays

1973 Event - 6 Persian Gulf nations double their oil prices

1973 Event - 2 bettors win largest U.S. Daily Double ($19,909.60 in Detroit)

1973 Birthday - John Oppio, Sparks Nevada, double trap 1996 Olympics

1972 Event - Nate Colbert of San Diego Padres hits record tying 5 home runs in a double header

1972 Birthday - Dane Cook, born in Boston, Massachusetts, Dane Jeffrey Cook, comedian, stand up comic, released five comedy albums, 'Retaliation' went double platinum, the highest charting comedy album in 28 years, appeared in 15 films since 1997, including 'My Best Friend's Girl'

1971 Birthday - Missy Elliot, born in Portsmouth, Virginia, actress, producer, recording artist, double platinum album 'Under Construction', produced music for Mya, Beyonce, Lil' Kim

1971 Birthday - Lance Bade, Vancouver BC, U.S. double trap, Olympics-bronze-1996

1970 Birthday - Benedictine, a St. Bernard, full name Benedictine Daily Double, becomes heaviest known dog, 367 lbs (166.4 kg), lived until the age of 14

1968 Event - Beatles release "Beatles," (White Album) their only double album

1968 Birthday - David Alcoriza, Lodi California, double trap 1996 Olympics

1968 Event - Beatles begin work on their only double album "Beatles"

1968 Event - Pittsburgh Pirate Willie Stargell hits 3 home runs, a double and a single

1968 Birthday - Ashley Judd, born in Granada Hills, California, actress, films include, 'Kiss the Girls', 'High Crimes', 'Double Jeopardy'

1967 Death - Howard Freeman, actor (Double Dynamite), dies after illness in New York City

1967 Birthday - Brenda Catherine Lawson, Wanganui New Zealand, double scull rower 1996 Olympics

1966 Death - Al Kelly, double talk comedian (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 67

1966 Birthday - Irene Jacob, born in Suresnes, France, actress, famous for lead role in film 'The Double Life of Veronique', 'Three Colores: Red', considered one of the preeminent French actresses of her generation

1965 Birthday - Helena Sukova, Prague, Czech Republic, tennis star, 1985 U.S. Open's Double

1963 Event - "Double Dublin" closes at Little Theater New York City after 4 performances

1963 Event - "Double Dublin" opens at Little Theater New York City for 4 performances

1963 Birthday - Philippa June Baker, born in Wanganui New Zealand, double scull rower 1996 Olympics

1963 Birthday - Horace Holden, Jr., born in Atlanta, Georgia, slalom double canoe, Olympics-11th-96

1963 Birthday - Teresa Wentzel DeWitt, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, double trap 1996 Olympics

1962 Birthday - Barbara Crampton, Levittown, New York, actress, Body Double, Young and Restless

1962 Birthday - Trace Adkins, born in Springhill, Louisiana, country music singer, successful album 'Songs About Me' was certified double multi-platinum

1961 Event - Antonio Albertondo (Argentina) at 42, completes 1st "double" crossing swim of English Channel in 43 hours 10 min

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

1960 Birthday - John Caliri, born in Providence, Rhode Island, actor, Vinnie-Square Pegs, Double Trouble

1959 Birthday - Hugh Laurie, born in Oxford, England, James Hugh Calum Laurie, actor, writer, musician, comedian, comedy partner, Stephen Fry, known for the Fry and Laurie double act, appears in successful Fox television drama House, playing role of Dr. Gregory House

1959 Birthday - Julian Clary, born in Teddington, England, comedian, novelist, employs campy delivery style, emphasizing use of double entendre, innuendo, videos of stage acts include 'My Glittering Passage', 'The Mincing Machine Tour'

1958 Birthday - Wayne Dickert, Chattanooga, Tennessee, slalom double canoe, Olympics-11th-96

1958 Death - Henry Farman, French aviation pioneer (double decker), dies at 84

1956 Event - Gus Bell (Reds) homers off Bob Miller in both ends of a double header

1955 Event - Polly Umrigar scores India's 1st Test Cricket double century, 223 vs. New Zealand

1954 Birthday - JoAnne Russell, born in Miami, Florida, tennis player, Wibeldon Double 1977

1954 Event - Mil Braves' Joe Adcock sets record of 18 total bases (4 home runs, 1 double)

1954 Birthday - Craig Wasson, born in Oregon, actor, Body Double, 4 Friends, Men's Club

1953 Death - Porter Hall, actor (Half-Breed, Double Indenity), dies at 64

1952 Birthday - Wendy Turnbell, Australia, tennis player, 1979,82 U.S. Opens Double

1952 Birthday - Deborah Shelton, Washington D.C., actress, Dallas, Ocean Kill, Body Double

1951 Event - Cleveland Indian Bobby Avila hits 3 home runs, double and single vs Red Sox

1951 Birthday - Patricia Richardson, born in Bethesada, Maryland, actress, 'Double Trouble', 'Home Improvement'

1948 Event - Cleveland Indians set club record for most double plays in a game (6)

1948 Birthday - Alf Hansen, born in Norway, double sculls, Gold Medal 1976 Olympics

1948 Event - New York Yankees Joe Dimaggio hits for cycle (single, double, triple, home run)

1947 Birthday - Miroslav Vitous, born in Prague, Czech Republic, bassist, double bass, electric bass, jazz musician, compared to Dave Holland, Christian McBride

1947 Event - With only 1 out to go, Yank Floyd Beven gives up a double breaking his World Series no-hit bid, it scored 2 runs and he lost game

1947 Birthday - Barry Guy, born in London, England, composer, musician, double bass player, Guildhall School of Music teacher, influenced by contemporary jazz, member Michael Nyman Band

1946 Event - Braves Bama Rowell double shatters Bulova clock in Ebbets Field

1943 Birthday - Owen Keir Davidson, Australia, 4 time Wimbledon mix double champ

1942 Birthday - Greg Ridley, born in Cumberland, England, rock, bass guitarist, played for Humble Pie and Spooky Tooth, popular double album Performance Rockin' the Fillmore

1941 Event - 2 fighters unable to continued slugfest, referee declares double KO

1941 Birthday - Shima Iwashita, actress, Red Lion, Hara-Kiri, Double Suicide

1940 Event - "Double or Nothing," a radio quiz show, 1st heard on Mutual Radio Net

1940 Birthday - Brian DePalma, born in Newark, New Jersey, film director, Body Double, Dressed to Kill

1939 Event - Bradman scores 267 SA vs. Vic, world record 34th double cricket century

1939 Event - Ted Williams' 1st hit (off of Yankee Red Ruffing) a double

1938 Event - Despite losing a double header, Yankees clinch pennant #10

1937 Birthday - Olly Wilson, born in St. Louis, Missouri, composer, double bassist, musicologist, contemporary classical music, preeminent African American composer, studied with Robert Wykes, earned PhD from University of Iowa

1937 Event - Detroit Tigers score 36 runs in double header vs St. Louis Browns

1936 Birthday - Frank Martinus Arion, F Efraim M, Antilles, writer, Double Play

1936 Event - Joe Medwick sets a still-standing NL record with his 64th double

1935 Event - General Sarazen's double eagle on 15th, wins him his 2nd Masters

1934 Event - Tigers' Goose Goslin grounds into 4 straight double plays

1933 Birthday - Bob Simmons, born in Fulham, England, stuntman, double for James Bond

1932 Event - Bradman scores a cricket double century in Montreal

1932 Event - Pitcher John Quinn, 47, is oldest player to have an extra-base hit (a double) and bat in a run, as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 9-2

1931 Event - Reno race track, becomes 1st in U.S. to use daily double wagering

1930 Event - Baseball changes rule, ball bounces into stands not a home run, now a double

1929 Birthday - Bernard Costello, U.S., double sculls, Olympics silver 1956

1927 Birthday - Norm Crosby, born in Boston, Massachusetts, comedian/double talker, Liar's Club

1926 Event - Shortest double header, Yankees lose 6-1 in 72 minutes and lose again 6-2 in 55 minutes to Browns. Yankees had already clinched pennant

1926 Event - Cleveland Indian Tris Speaker hits his 700th double

1926 Event - White Sox Earl Sheely hits a record 6th consecutive double

1924 Birthday - Marie Windsor, Emily Marie Bertelson, Utah, actress, Double Deal

1923 Birthday - Elias Victor Seixas, U.S., mixed double tennis player, Wimbeld 1953-56

1921 Birthday - Nancy Kelly, born in Lowell, Massachusetts, actress, Double Exposure, Jesse James

1918 Birthday - Peggy Moran, actress, Double Date, Horror Island

1918 Event - Tris Speaker ties career outfield record of 4 unassisted double plays

1918 Event - Cleveland center fielder Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play

1917 Birthday - Richard Desborough Burnell, born in England, double sculls 1948 Olympics gold

1917 Birthday - Els Aarne, born in Ukraine, Estonian composer, pianist, composed chamber music for violoncello and double bass, wrote two symphonies, studied with composer Heino Eller

1915 Birthday - Signe Hasso, Stockholm Sweden, actress, Johnny Angel, Double Life

1913 Event - Phillies and Braves tie record of only 1 run in a double header, Phillies win 1st game 1-0, then a scoreless tie into 10th

1912 Birthday - Garson Kanin, born in Rochester, New York, playwright/producer, Double Life

1912 Event - Red Sox Tris Speaker's makes only world series unassisted double play, from the outfield

1912 Birthday - Juan Pujol Garcia, Garbo/Arabel, Spanish British/German double agent

1911 Event - Yankees set team record 12 errors in a double header

1911 Birthday - Florence Rice, born in Cleveland, Ohio, actress, Double Wedding, Riding on Air

1911 Event - Trumper scored double cricket ton vs. South Africa, goes on to get 214

1907 Event - France's Henry Farman flies 30m in a double decker plane

1905 Event - Cubs Jack McCarthy becomes only major league player to throw out 3 runners at plate in 1 game, all were ends of a double play

1905 Death - Marcel Schwob, French writer/journalist (Coeur double), dies

1901 Birthday - Naunton Wayne, Wales, actor, Quartet, Hidden Room, Double Confession

1899 Birthday - Paul Costello, U.S., double sculls, Gold Medals 1920, 1924, 1928 Olympics

1899 Birthday - Howard Freeman, Helena MT, actor, Double Dynamite

1896 Event - George Giffen is 1st to complete 1000/100 double, in 30th Test Cricket

1893 Event - For only time in history of U.S. Tennis championships, an event is held off the Eastern seaboard. Men's double championship in Chicago

1893 Birthday - Cicely Courtneidge, born in Sydney, Australia, actress, Double Exposure

1891 Birthday - Jonathan Hale, actor, Saint's Double Trouble, Saint Strikes Back

1888 Birthday - Porter Hall, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, actor, Half-Breed, Double Indenity

1880 Birthday - Joseph Tinker, baseball Hall of Famer, 1/3 of fame double play combo

1874 Birthday - Henry Farman, French aviation pioneer, double decker

1871 Event - 1st baseball league game (National Association of Baseball Players), (Ft. Wayne 2, Cleveland 0) Deacon Jim White gets 1st hit, a double

1849 Event - Gold Coinage Act authorizes $20 Double Eagle gold coin

1816 Event - 1st double decked steamboat, Washington, arrives in New Orleans

1722 Event - Pierre de Marivaux' "La Double Inconstance," premieres in Paris













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