Former Events in History



2014 Event - Former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker is nominated for the position of President of the European Commission in a 26-2 vote over U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, who strongly objected to the decision

2014 Event - Donald Sterling, the L.A. Clippers owner banned from the NBA after making racist remarks, has dropped a lawsuit fighting the forced sale of the team; the pending sale to former Microsoft exec Steve Ballmer must now be approved by the NBA

2014 Event - Shelly Sterling, Donald Sterling's wife and co-owner of the L.A. Clippers, plans to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion; the sale depends on approval from the NBA and Donald

2014 Event - Early election tallies show that Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will be the next president of Egypt; el-Sisi, the military commander who removed former president Mohamed Morsi from office due to mass protests, resigned his military position to run for president

2014 Event - Russian president Vladimir Putin says that he will respect the outcome of the upcoming Ukrainian elections, despite the fact that Viktor Yanukovych, the former Ukrainian president, has not had his position terminated by legal means

2014 Event - Pope Francis canonizes John XXIII and John Paul II; this is the first time that the Catholic Church has elected two former popes to sainthood in the same ceremony

2014 Event - 'The Washington Post' and 'The Guardian' win the Pulitzer Prize for reporting of surveillance programs by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA); the investigations relied on thousands of documents leaked by Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor

2014 Event - 39-year-old Former Florentine mayor Matteo Renzi has been inaugurated as Prime Minister of Italy

2014 Event - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appoints former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg as a U.N. special envoy for cities and climate change

2014 Event - Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who has been granted temporary asylum in Russia, claims that his decision to leak classified NSA documents about mining emails and telephone call logs, has resulted in several significant threats to his life

2014 Event - Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic, 2008 French Open Champion and former world number one, beats Serena Williams, a five-time Australian Open champion, during the fourth round of the 2014 Australian Open

2014 Event - Responding to privacy concerns raised by former spy contractor Edward Snowden's NSA disclosures, U.S. President Barack Obama announces reforms to NSA phone surveillance

2014 Event - After eight years in a coma following a stroke in 2006, Ariel Sharon, Israel's former Prime Minister, dies at the age of 85

2014 Event - In a coma since 2006, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is reportedly in critical condition following renal failure

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 - The body of former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, is flown from Pretoria to the leader's ancestral village of Qunu, his final resting place

2013 Event - Ukraine's former Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko posted messages supporting the anti-government protesters who toppled the last status of Vladimir Lenin on her website, calling on suporters to keep up their demands

2013 Event - Former South African President and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, dies at the age of 95

2013 Event - Abdulla Yameen wins the Presidential election in the Maldives with 51.3% of the popular vote, compared to 48.6 % for former leader Mohamed Nasheed

2013 Event - Palestinian investigators claim their former leader, Yasser Arafat, did not die of old age or ill health; they believe Israel killed him because his exhumed body contained high levels of the radioactive element polonium-210

2013 Event - Former U.S. Majority Leader Tom DeLay, has a November 2010 money laundering conviction overturned by a Texas State appellate court

2013 Event - Syria's former defense minister, Ali Habib Mahmud is reported to have defected to Turkey

2013 Event - Nelson Mandela, South Africa's former President, is released after spending almost three months in a Pretoria hospital

2013 Event - Prior to being transferred to house arrest, former Egyptian President is released from prison and transferred to a military hospital

2013 Event - A corruption investigation continues after a Cairo criminal court releases former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak from Tora prison

2013 Event - Former U.S. President George W. Bush recovers after having a stent procedure to treat a blocked artery; the blockage was opened without any complications

2013 Event - The new leader of the Australian Labor Party is former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who won over incumbent Julia Gillard

2013 Event - Former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, is receiving care for a lung infection that has worsened, leaving him in critical condition

2013 Event - Former President George W. Bush's airplane, a Gulfstream IV, on its way to Dallas' Love Field , was diverted safely to Louisville International AIrport when the pilot smelled smoke

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

2013 Event - Former President of Argentina, Jorge Rafael Videla dies in a jail in Marcos Paze, Buenos Aires

2013 Event - Cairo, Egypt conducts a retrial of its former President Hosni Mubarak over his alleged role and complicity in the deaths of protestors during the 2011 Egyptian revolution

2013 Event - All living former U.S. Presidents, including George W. Bush and current President Barack Obama, are present for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas

2013 Event - Former President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, is arrested and charged with unlawfully detaining judges in 2007

2013 Event - A meeting of the U.N. General Assembly organized by former Serbian foreign minister, Vuk Jeremic, is boycotted by the United States, Jordan and Canada

2013 Event - Britain's former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, dies of a stroke at age 87 in London

2013 Event - After being hospitalized for nine days for pneumonia, former South African President Nelson Mandela, age 94, was released from the hospital

2013 Event - France's former President, Nicolas Sarkozy is investigated over claims of illegal donations made by Liliane Bettencourt of L'Oreal, the country's richest woman

2013 Event - South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela is released from the hospital after having "successful" medical tests; prior reports stated he was hospitalized for a routine checkup

2013 Event - Anti-apartheid leader and former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, age 94 is hospitalized for, what sources say, was a routine checkup

2013 Event - Venezuela holds a funeral for former President Hugo Chavez; following the funeral, they swear in Vice President Nicolas Maduro as Interim President

2013 Event - An investigation is taking place over recent hacking incident involving a hacker gaining access to the email accounts of former President George H. W. Bush, his friends and relatives

2013 Event - Former Mayor of New York City, Ed Koch, dies in Manhattan of congestive heart failure at age 88

2013 Event - After more than seven weeks of treatment for bronchitis, former U.S. President George H. W. Bush is released from The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas

2012 Event - Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, leaves the hospital after undergoing minor surgery to remove a tumor

2012 Event - Japan holds it's general election, with Shinzo Abe, former Prime Minister and opposition Liberal Democratic Party leader, predicted as winner

2012 Event - Palestinian officials plan to exhume the body of former leader Yasser Arafat to determine whether his death in Paris, 2004, was caused by poisoning

2012 Event - After being convicted of corruption, Jordan's former spy chief, Mohammad al-Dahabi, is sentenced to 13 years of imprisonment

2012 Event - Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi receives a sentence of four years for fiscal fraud

2012 Event - Former award-winning cyclist, American Lance Armstrong, is banned for life from participating in International Cycling Union-sanctioned events and stripped of his seven Tour de France titles based on the findings of a systematic doping investigation

2012 Event - Former U.S. Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern dies at age 90 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

2012 Event - John Hume, Ireland's former Social Democratic Party Leader, receives the papal knighthood at a special mass at St. Eugene's Cathedral in Derry

2012 Event - Former U.S. Presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty resigns from Mitt Romney's Presidential campaign, planning instead to work for the Financial Services Roundtable in Washington, D.C.

2012 Event - An Egyptian lawyer, Mohamed Salem, files a lawsuit over the country's President Morsi removing Hussein Tantawi, former commander-in-chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces, and Sami Anan, former Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces

2012 Event - Pope Benedict XVI's former butler receives orders from the Vatican to stand trial for his alleged involvement in leading allegations of corruption in the Holy See

2012 Event - Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, reported to be in a coma, is removed from life support

2012 Event - Egypt's former president, Hosni Mubarak is sentenced to life in prison, along with his former interior minister, Habib al-Adly, for being complicit in killing of demonstrators in the 2011 revolution

2012 Event - Former Democratic Party candidate for the U.S. Presidency, John Edwards, is cleared on one count of corruption, with a mistrial declared on the other five counts

2012 Event - The wives and children of former Osama bin Laden are deported from Pakistan to Saudi Arabialo

2012 Event - Officals in Egypt reject a deeply unpopular agreement to supply Israel with natural gas; the agreement was made by former President of Egypt Hosni Mubarek

2011 Event - Jacques Chirac, former President of France, is declared guilty of embezzlement and violating trust for filling non-existent jobs with party members while serving as Mayor of Paris

2011 Event - John Corzine, former CEO of MG Global, testifies before a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, stating he doesn't know where hundreds of millions of dollars of his customers' money has gone

2011 Event - Rod Blagojevich, the former Governor of the State of Illinois, is issued a sentence of 14 years in jail for corruption

2011 Event - John Corzine, former Governor of New Jersey, is issued a subpoena over the collapse of MF Global and disappearance of customer funds

2011 Event - Former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's autopsy reveals that he was killed by a gunshot wound to the head

2011 Event - Former French President Jacques Chirac begins stands trial in Paris for embezzlement charges

2011 Event - The trial of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarek and sons, Alaa and Gamall is adjourned and merged with that of former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly

2011 Event - Former Cuban President Fidel Castro makes his first appearance outside of Havana since leaving office in 2006, visiting a mausoleum in Artemisa

2011 Event - Juan Maria Bordaberry, former Uruguayan dictator, dies while under house arrest for murders committed during his dictatorship

2011 Event - Former North Carolina Senator and U.S. Presidential Candidate John Edwards is indicted on charges of conspiracy and violating campaign finance laws

2011 Event - In Egypt, authorities extend the detention of former President Hosni Mubarak for another 15 days

2011 Event - Former U.S. Olympic champion Carl Lewis is granted a place on the ballot for the Democratic primary election for a New Jersey Senate seat

2011 Event - By order of an Egyptian court, the name of Egypt's former President, Hosni Mubarak, is stripped from public spaces, schools and streets

2011 Event - In Egypt, the court orders the former ruling National Democratic Part of Hosni Mubarak be dissolved

2011 Event - Former President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak and sons, Alaa and Gamal, are detained for 15 days of questioning regarding charges of corruption and abuse of power

2011 Event - Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling loses his appeal against his conviction for fraud in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

2011 Event - In Egypt, a travel ban is imposed on former President Hosni Mubarak and his family

2010 Event - Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, will have a street named after him in Capetown

2010 Event - China creates a new 'Confucius peace prize' to honor its former Taiwanese Vice President, Lien Chan, who refused to collect it

2010 Event - Hezbollah members are indicted for killing LebanonŐs former prime minister, Rafiq Hariri, in a car bombing

2010 Event - In a BBC interview, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said it was 'impossible' for coalition forces to secure victory in Afghanistan

2010 Event - The first black mayor of a town in the former Eastern Bloc of Europe, Peter Bossman, becomes Mayor of Piran, Slovenia

2010 Event - In one of Spain's biggest corruption trials, 95 people, including two former mayors and a planning chief, appear in court in Malaga

2010 Event - Ukranian prosecutors claim that in 2000, former Interior Minister Yuriy Kravchenko ordered the murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze

2010 Event - Acting as a private citizen, former President Jimmy Carter travels to North Korea to negotiate the release of Aijalon Gomes, a U.S. citizen

2010 Event - Model Naomi Campbell confirms former President of Liberia Charles Taylor gave her diamonds she described as 'dirty looking stones'

2010 Event - South Africa's top police officer, Jackie Selebi, former chief of Interpol, is sentenced to 15 years in prison for corruption

2010 Event - The trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich begins today; Blagovich faces corruption charges regarding his alleged attempt to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat

2010 Event - Roza Otunbayeva says Kyrgyzstan's ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiyev must stand trial over riots; gunfire disrupts a rally in support of the former President in the city of Osh

2010 Event - Hossein Marashi, former Vice-President of Iran, is put in jail after being accused of spreading propaganda

2010 Event - Three men are detained in relation to the theft of former Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos' corpse, December 11, 2009

2010 Event - Ejup Ganic, former President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina is stopped while trying to escape war crime charges, at London Heathrow airport

2010 Event - Former Phillipine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and 196 others are charged with murder relating to the Maguindanao massacre, November 2009

2010 Event - Ali Hassan al-Majid, former Iraqi minister, also known as Chemical Ali, is sentenced to death for the poison gas attack at Halabja

2010 Event - Over 700 former Tamil Tigers are released by the Sri Lankan army after completing a rehabilitation program

2009 Event - Under investigation for bribery during his Presidency, former President of South Korea, Roh Moo-hyun, commits suicide

2009 Event - Former President of Peru, Alberto Fujimori, receives 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces

2009 Event - At the 21st NATO Summit, new Secretary General, former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, is appointed

2009 Event - Former Serbian President Milan Mulutinovic is acquitted of war crimes during the Kosovo War

2005 Event - Watergate figure Deep Throat is revealed to be W. Mark Felt a former F.B.I agent

2004 Death - Yasser Arafat, PLO leader/former terrorist, dies at 64

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

2004 Event - Former President Gerald Ford suffers a stroke during the Republican National Convention

2004 Event - Former President George H. W. Bush celebrates his 80th birthday by skydiving

2003 Death - Joan Kroc, philanthropist/former baseball team owner, started Peace Institutes at several universities, dies at 75

2001 Death - "Morton Downey, Jr", former talk show host, The Morton Downey Jr. Show, dies at 68

2000 Event - Hilary Clinton is the first former First Lady elected to the Senate

2000 Death - Pierre Elliott Trudeau, former Canadian Prime Minister, dies at 80

1998 Event - Mary Kay LeTourneau, 36, former teacher, who violated probation by seeing 14 year old father of her baby, sentenced to 7 years

1997 Event - French court orders producer Jacques Charrier, ex-husband of Brigitte Bardot, to pay the former screen star $8,300 in damages

1997 Event - Former rep Dan Rostenkowski released from custody for mail fraud

1996 Death - Alger Hiss, former alleged spy/lawyer, dies at 92

1996 Death - Ted Nightingale, former colonial governor, dies at 91

1996 Event - Mark Van Thillo and Abigail Alling, former biospherian win $100,000 lawsuit against Biospheric Development for Space Biospheres Ventures

1995 Event - James Brady, former white house press sect, suffers a heart attack

1995 Event - Colorodo Avalanche (former Que Nordiques) 1st NHL game, beat Detroit

1995 Event - Former WMMS engineer William Alford is sentenced to 10 days and $1,000 fine for cutting feed during Howard Stern's broadcast from Cleveland

1994 Event - Aldrich Ames, former CIA officer and wife Rosario plead guilty to spying

1994 Event - Former President Nixon suffered a stroke and dies 4 days later

1993 Event - Former Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry divorces his wife Effi

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

1992 Event - Marion Berry, former mayor of Washington D.C., let out of prison

1992 Death - Alix Talton, former Miss Georgia, dies of lung cancer at 72

1992 Event - World's 7 wealthiest nations agree on $24B aid for former U.S.S.R.

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

1991 Event - Former California Governor Jerry Brown announces run for presidency

1991 Event - U.S. trial of former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega begins

1991 Event - Norway and Denmark recognize independence of former U.S.S.R. Baltic reps

1991 Event - Major league umpire Steve Palermo and former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann were shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed

1991 Event - Former New York Jet Mark Gastineau wins 1st pro boxing fight in 12 seconds

1991 Event - Former child actor Adam Rich charged with burglary

1991 Event - Former child actor Adam Rich arrested for breaking into a pharmacy

1991 Death - Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India, killed by bomb at 46

1990 Event - Former Noriega aide Luis del Cid pleads guilty

1990 Event - Federal judge sentenced former national security adviser John M Poindexter to 6 months for making false statements to Congress

1990 Event - Former president PW Botha quit South Africa's ruling National Party

1990 Event - Former Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood ordered to help clean up Prince William Sound and pay $50,000 in restitution for 1989 oil spill

1990 Event - Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is transferred to a Miami jail

1989 Event - Former baseball player and manager Leo Durocher injured in a car crash

1989 Event - Former Belgian premier Paul Vanden Boeynants kidnapped

1988 Event - Former Soviet President Brezhnev's son-in-law sentenced to 12-yr (bribery)

1988 Death - John Mitchell, former Atny Gen, dies of heart attack in Washington

1988 Event - Los Angeles Dodger Orel Herschiser breaks former Dodger Don Drysdale mark by pitching 59 consecutive scoreless innings

1987 Death - Alfred M Landon, former Kansas Gov, dies at his Topeka home at 100

1987 Event - Former national security adviser Robert McFarlane attempts suicide

1986 Event - Jack Morris agrees to salary arbitration with former team Tigers and accuses owners of collusion against free agency

1986 Event - Former Belgium premier Vanden Boeynants sentenced for fraud

1986 Birthday - Amanda Bynes, born in Thousand Oaks, California, singer, actor, former cast member on Nickelodeon's 'Figure It Out' and 'All That', films include, 'Big Fat Liar', 'Hairspray'

1984 Event - Richard Miller, becomes 1st (former) FBI agent, charged with espionage

1983 Event - Rita Lavelle, former head of EPA, convicted of perjury

1983 Event - Former EPA official Rita Lavelle indicted for contempt of Congress

1983 Birthday - Jessica Lynch, born in Palatine, West Virginia, former Private First Class in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps, captured by Iraqis, recovered by special ops forces

1983 Event - Former Nazi Gestapo official Klaus Barbie brought to trial

1982 Death - Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, Iran's former foreign minister, executed in Iran

1982 Death - Jack Dempsey, former heavyweight boxing champ/actor, dies at 86

1981 Event - Former Dolphin, Mercury Morris, is sentenced to 20 years for drug trafficing, conspiracy, and possession of cocaine

1981 Event - Andrew Young, former United Nations Ambassador, elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia

1980 Death - Anastasio Somoza, former Nicaraguan President, assassinated in Paraguay

1980 Event - Former Buggles members Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn replace Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman in Yes

1979 Death - Nelson Rockefeller, former Vice President and (4 time Governor-R-New York), dies at 70

1979 Event - John N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison

1978 Event - India's former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, released from jail

1978 Birthday - Gael Garcia Bernal, born in Guadalajara, Mexico, actor, director, former model, films include, 'The Motorcycle Diaries', 'Babel'

1978 Death - Gene Tunney, former heavyweight boxing champ (1926-28), dies at 80

1978 Event - Former President Nixon makes 1st public speech since resigning in 1974

1978 Event - Pakistani former premier Ali Bhutto sentenced to death

1978 Event - Red Brigade kidnaps former premier Aldo Moro in Italy, 5 killed

1977 Event - Former AG John Mitchell starts 19 months in Alabama prison

1977 Event - Former White House chief of staff home run Haldeman enters prison

1977 Death - Tom C Clark, former Supreme Court Justice (1949-67), dies in New York at 77

1977 Event - Parisians elect former Prime Minister Jacques Chirac as 1st mayor in a century

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 Death - Martha Mitchell wife of former Attorney General John Mitchell, dies in New York at 57

1975 Event - Former Teamsters' president James Hoffa reported missing

1974 Event - President Gerald Ford pardons former President R Nixon of all federal crimes

1974 Event - Former Vice President Spiro Agnew disbarred

1973 Event - 1000s commemorates former premier Georgios Papandreou

1973 Birthday - Aishwarya Rai, born in Mangalore, India, actress, model, former Miss World 1994, appeared in movie, 'Dhoom 2', 'Guru', 'Jodhaa Akbar'

1973 Event - Former Argentine President Juan Peron returns to power

1973 Event - Otto Kerner, former governor of Illinois, convicted for his role in an illegal racetrack scheme

1972 Event - Former umpire, now housewife Bernice Gera wins her suit against baseball, initiated on March 15, 1971 to be allowed to umpire

1970 Event - Milwaukee Brewers (former Seat Pilots) 1st game, lose to Angels 12-0

1969 Death - Rocky Marciano, former heavyweight champ, dies in a plane crash at 45

1968 Event - Former President Dwight Eisenhower shot a hole-in-one

1968 Event - Former Vice President Richard Nixon announces candidacy for presidency

1967 Birthday - Pamela Anderson, born in Ladysmith, Canada, actress, model, producer, former showgirl, famous role, C.J. Parker on 'Baywatch' television show

1967 Birthday - Manabu Nakanishi, born in Kyoto, Japan, professional wrestler, former IWGP Heavyweight Champion, wrestler for New Japan Pro Wrestling, competed in 1992 Summer Olympics

1966 Event - Former marine Charles Whitman kills 13 and wounds 31 at University of Texas

1966 Death - Charles Whitman, former marine, kills 13 at University of Texas, shot by cops

1964 Birthday - Michael Johns, born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, health care executive, conservative policy analyst, former federal government official for the United States

1963 Birthday - Garry Kasparov, born in Azerbaijan, Soviet Union, former World Chess Champion, writer, political activist

1961 Event - Former nazi leader Johannes Vorster becomes South Africa's minister of justice (if the shoe fits...)

1961 Birthday - Barack Obama, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, politician, Democratic party, 44th President of the United States, former U.S. Senator from Illinois 2005 - 2008

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 Birthday - Howie Long, former NFL tackle/actor/broadcaster, Broken Arrow

1960 Birthday - Katie Rabbet, born in London, England, Prince Andrew's former girlfriend

1959 Birthday - Tom Arnold, former husband of Rosanne Barr/actor, True Lies, Stupids

1959 Birthday - Brett Bodine, born in Chemung, New York, auto racer, former NASCAR Winston Cup driver, current Sprint Cup, pace car driver, employed as Director of Cost and Research by NASCAR

1958 Birthday - John Ensign, born in Roseville, California, politician, Republican, U.S. Senator from Nevada, former chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee

1958 Birthday - Ricardo Acuna, born in Santiago, Chile, former tennis player, ranked was 47th in the world, won three doubles titles during his career

1956 Birthday - Sebastian Coe, born in Chiswick, England, politician, Conservative party, former athlete, Olympic gold medalist 1980 and 1984, considered greatest middle distance runner ever

1956 Event - Federal court bars former Little League Commissioner Carl Stotz from forming a rival group

1955 Birthday - Tim Young, born in Ontario, Canada, athlete, former professional ice hockey center in the National Hockey League

1955 Birthday - Eric Money, born in Detroit, Michigan, athlete, former pro basketball player for the NBA, averaged 12.2 points per game

1954 Birthday - Catherine Crier, born in Dallas, Texas, former district court judge, television personality, writer, anchor Court TV program

1954 Event - Former French possession of Chandernagore made part of West Bengal

1954 Birthday - John Lloyd, England, tennis star, former husband of Chris Everet

1953 Event - Braves Phil Paine is 1st former major leaguer to play in Japan

1953 Birthday - Raul Ramirez, born in Ensenada, Baja California, professional Mexican tennis player, in 1976, ranked No. 4 in the world, in 1983, ranked No. 6 in the world in doubles, won 60 doubles titles, 19 singles titles, married former Miss Universe, Venezuelan-born Maritza Sayalero

1953 Birthday - Jeb Bush, politician, born in Midland, Texas, 43rd Governor of Florida, younger brother of former President George W. Bush

1952 Birthday - Alec John Such, born in Yonkers, New York, rocker, musician, former bassist for band Bon Jovi, managed local New Jersey bands and Heaven band in Chicago with James Young of Styx

1952 Birthday - Martin Taylor, born in England, former CEO, Barclays Bank, Chairman, Syngenta AG

1952 Birthday - John Kasich, born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, politician, Republican party, former U.S. Representative from Ohio's 12th district, 'Heartland with John Kasich' host

1952 Birthday - Jonjo O'Neill, born in Castletownroche, Ireland, racehorse trainer, former jockey, won British Champion Jockey title, Cheltenham Gold Cup

1952 Birthday - Larry Fortensky, former husband of Liz Taylor, 7th

1951 Event - Former Cubs 1st baseman and future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft

1951 Birthday - John Conteh, born in Liverpool, England, athlete, former British boxer, world light-heavyweight boxing champion

1951 Birthday - Gordon Brown, born in Govan, Scotland, politician, Labor Party, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Member of Parliament for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, former television journalist

1951 Birthday - Drew Pearson, former NFL all-pro receiver

1950 Birthday - Phil McGraw, born in Vinita, Oklahoma, television personality, former psychologist, host of 'Dr. Phil' television program, earned $80 million in 2009

1950 Event - NY jury finds former State Department official Alger Hiss guilty of perjury

1949 Birthday - Ivana Trump, former wife of Donald

1948 Event - Former state department official Alger Hiss indicted in New York City for perjury

1948 Birthday - Margaret Trudeau, Vancouver BC, former Canadian 1st lady

1948 Birthday - Robert Spink, born in Haworth, Worth Valley, Yorkshire, England, Robert Michael Spink, politician, Independence Party, former Conservative Party member, became Member of Parliament for Castle Point in June, 2001

1948 Birthday - Frank Abagnale, born in Bronxville, New York, security consultant and former forger

1947 Death - Frances Cleveland Preston, former 1st lady (1885-89 93-97), dies at 83

1947 Event - Former Yank manager Joe McCarthy signs to manage Red Sox

1946 Event - 28 former Japanese leaders indicted in Tokyo as war criminals

1945 Death - Pierre Laval, former premier of Vichy France, executed at 62

1944 Event - Former Washington 3rd baseman Buddy Lewis wins Distinguished Flying Cross

1944 Birthday - Annette Lu, bon in Taoyuan Formosa, Taiwanese politician, feminist activist, member, Democratic Progressive Party, former Vice President of the Republic of China

1943 Event - Italy declares war on former Axis partner Germany

1943 Event - German paratroopers, on orders of Adolf Hitler, seize former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini who was being held prisoner by the government

1942 Birthday - Claudine Longet, France, former Mrs. Andy Williams/singer

1941 Birthday - Jeremiah Wright, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pastor Emeritus, former Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, 8,500 member megachurch, former pastor of President Obama, known for politically charged, controversial sermons

1941 Event - Former Dutch Prime Minister Colijn says Netherlands Indies not ready for independence

1941 Event - Former Dutch premier De Geer flies to Berlin

1938 Birthday - John Dean III, former White House counsel, Watergate figure

1936 Birthday - Wolf Biermann, born in Hamburg, Germany, singer, songwriter, former East German dissident, wrote folk music, political ballads, studied political economics at Humboldt University of Berlin

1935 Birthday - Martin Taylor, former vice-chairman, Hanson

1932 Event - Giants sign former outfielder Billy Southworth as a coach

1932 Event - Former Chinese emperor Henry Pu-Yi installed as head of Manchuria

1931 Birthday - Timothy Kitson, former MP

1930 Birthday - Nicolas Christopher Henry Browne-Wilkinson, born in England, life peer as Baron Browne-Wilkinson, studied at Lancing College and Magdalen College, Oxford, former head of the Privy Council and Vice-Chancellor of the High Court

1929 Event - Former Interior Sec Albert Fall convicted of accepting $100,000 bribe

1929 Birthday - John Gutfreund, former CEO of investment bank, Salomon Brothers Inc., featured in book Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis

1928 Birthday - Richard Barratt, former Chief Inspector of Constabulary

1927 Event - Lou Gehrig named AL MVP (Babe Ruth (former winner) not eligible)

1926 Birthday - H R Haldeman, former White House Chief of Staff, Watergate figure

1926 Birthday - Charles Tidbury, former chairman, Whitbread and Company

1925 Birthday - John DeLorean, former automaker, DeLorean

1924 Birthday - M M Shearer, former Lord Lieutenant of Shetland

1924 Birthday - Robert Gatehouse, former High Court judge

1923 Event - Giants defeat Baltimore Orioles 9-0 to benefit former Giants owner John Day

1922 Event - Former Chicago Staleys play 1st NFL game as Chicago Bears, win 6-0

1920 Birthday - David Vere Bendall, former diplomat

1920 Birthday - Kenneth Bond, former vice-chairman

1910 Birthday - John "Cardinal" Krol, former archbishop, Philadelphia

1910 Event - Former Dutch premier Abraham Kuyper acquitted of corruption

1909 Event - Former Dutch premier Abraham Kuyper denies corruption

1907 Event - Britain grants responsible government to former colony of Transvaal

1904 Birthday - Ted Nightingale, former colonial governor

1901 Birthday - General Maxwell D Taylor, former U.S. Army chief of staff

1871 Event - Jefferson Long of Georgia is 1st black to make an official speech in House of Representatives (opposing leniency to former Confederates)

1868 Event - Oscar J Dunn, former slave, installed as lt governor of Louisiana

1861 Event - Former Vice President John C. Breckinridge flees Kentucky

1831 Event - Former President John Quincy Adams takes his seat as member of House of Representatives

1831 Death - Nat Turner, former slave, led a violent insurrection, hanged in VA

1831 Event - Former slave Nat Turner leads uprising against slavery

1807 Event - Former Vice President Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond Virginia (acquitted)

1788 Event - Sierra Leone, settled by British as a former haven for slaves

1689 Event - Former English King James II lands in Ireland













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