Morris Events in History



2006 Death - Henry M. Morris, American Celebrity

2001 Death - Morris Graves, American Artist

2000 Death - Eva Morris, really old woman, Oldest person in 2000, dies at 114

1999 Death - Morris West, Australian Writer

1999 Death - Willie Morris, writer, The Ghosts of Medgar Evers, dies at 63

1998 Death - Johnny Roventini, pitchman, Phillip Morris radio and TV ads, dies at 88

1997 Death - Peter Morris, historian of France, dies at 50

1996 Death - Robert J. Morris, lawyer, served New York State Assembly committee investigating Communist activities, dies at 81

1996 Death - Greg Morris, actor (Mission Impossible), dies at 61

1996 Death - Wolf Morris, actor (Padmasambhava-Dr. Who), dies at 71

1996 Death - Edward Morris Bernstein, economist, dies at 91

1996 Death - Colin Morris, playwright/documentary filmmaker, dies at 80

1996 Death - Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher, dies at 89

1996 Death - Jay Morris Arena, inventor/pediatrician, dies at 86

1994 Death - Anita Morris, actress (Nine), dies of cancer at 50

1994 Death - Michael Francis Morris Lindsay, orientalist, dies at 84

1992 Death - Morris Carnovsky, U.S. actor (Dead Reckoning), dies at 94

1992 Death - Morris Kline, American Writer

1992 Death - Robert Morris Page, U.S. physicist (radar), dies at 88

1988 Event - Phillip Morris announces $11 Billion tender offer for Kraft

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

1987 Event - Jack Morris ties AL record with 5 wild pitches in a 4-2 lose

1987 Event - Tigers' Jack Morris awarded $1.85 million salary by arbitrator

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

1985 Death - Karen Ann Quinlan, comatose patient, dies in Morris Plains New Jersey at 31

1985 Event - Bruce Morris, Marshall University, makes a 92' 5" basketball shot

1985 Event - Marshall U's Bruce Morris scores a basket from 92'5"

1984 Event - Detroit Tiger Jack Morris no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0

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

1975 Death - Barboura Morris, actor (Wasp Woman, Machine-Gun Kelly), dies at 43

1974 Death - Glenn Morris, olympian/actor (Tarzan's Revenge), dies at 61

1974 Birthday - Warren Morris, Alexandria, Louisiana, baseball infielder 1996 Olympics bronze

1973 Event - WPBA National Championship won by Betty Morris

1973 Birthday - Wanya Morris, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, rapper, Boyz II Men

1972 Birthday - Jenny Morris, born in Maryborough, Australia, field hockey fullback 1996 Olympics

1972 Birthday - Bryon Morris, running back for the Baltimore Ravens

1972 Birthday - Byron "Bam" Morris, NFL running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers

1971 Birthday - Nathan Morris, Alex Vanderpool, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, rapper, Boyz II Men

1971 Birthday - Morris Unutoa, corner for the Philadelphia Eagles

1970 Death - Chester Morris, actor (Diagnosis: Unknown), dies at 69

1969 Birthday - Morris Chestnut, actor, Boyz N the Hood

1968 Birthday - Chris Morris, CFL tackle for the Edmonton Eskimos

1967 Birthday - Jason Morris, born in Scotia, New York, half-middleweight judoka, Silver Medal 1992 Olympics

1966 Birthday - Chris Morris, NBA forward, Utah Jazz

1965 Birthday - Hal Morris, born in Fort Rucker, Alabama, infielder for the Cincinnati Reds

1965 Birthday - Marianne Morris, born in Middletown, Ohio, LPGA golfer, 1995 McDonald's LPGA-3rd

1964 Death - Morris Ankrum, actor (Kronos, Earth vs Flying Saucers), dies at 67

1964 Death - Harold Morris, composer, dies at 74

1964 Birthday - John Morris, cricketer, England right-hand batsman vs. India 1990

1963 Birthday - Hugh Morris, cricketer, England lefty opening batsman 1991

1963 Death - William Richard Morris, 1st viscount Nuffield motor manufacturer, dies

1962 Death - Morris Louis, U.S. painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49

1961 Event - Test Cricket debut of William Morris Lawry, vs. England at Edgbaston, 57

1961 Birthday - Mike Morris, NFL center for the Minnesota Vikings

1959 Death - Wayne Morris, actor (Kid Galahad), dies of heart attack at 45

1958 Birthday - Kim Morris, born in San Diego, California, playmate, Mar, 1986

1957 Birthday - Stephen Morris, English pop drummer, Joy Division-Atmosphere

1957 Birthday - Jim Morris, impressionist/comedian, Ronald Reagan, George Bush

1956 Birthday - Mark Morris, American Dancer

1955 Birthday - Jack Morris, St. Paul, Minnesota, pitcher for the Detroit Tigers

1952 Death - William Morris Hughes, Australian Politician

1951 Birthday - Morris Hatalsky, born in San Diego, California, Nike golfer, 1993 NIKE White Rose-2nd

1949 Birthday - Tom Verlaine, Miller, Mount Morris, New Jersey, rock vocalist, Television

1949 Birthday - Morris "B B" Dickerson, born in Torrence, California, bassist, War, Low Rider, Outlaw

1948 Death - Reginald Owen Morris, composer, dies at 62

1948 Birthday - Gary Morris, Ft. Worth, Texas, country singer and actor, Colbys

1948 Birthday - Dick Morris, American Author

1948 Birthday - Nigel Morris, rocker, Isotope

1948 Birthday - Errol Morris, American Director

1947 Event - Compton and Arthur Morris both complete dual tons in same Test Cricket

1947 Death - Morris Raphael Cohen, Russian Philosopher

1946 Birthday - Peter Morris, historian of France

1946 Death - Morris Hirshfield, Polish/US painter, dies

1946 Birthday - Janet E[llen] Morris, U.S., sci-fi author, Golden Sword, Tempus

1940 Event - Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148

1940 Event - 1st-class debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148

1940 Birthday - Wendell Morris Logan, composer

1937 Birthday - Garrett Morris, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, actor, SNL, Martin, Carwash

1934 Birthday - Willie Morris, American Writer

1934 Birthday - Greg Morris, born in Cleveland, Ohio, actor, Mission Impossible, Vega$

1932 Death - "Big Ed" Morris, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), dies

1930 Birthday - David Morris, British MEP

1928 Birthday - Alfred Morris, British MP

1928 Birthday - Desmond Morris, English zoologist, Human Ape, Body Language

1926 Birthday - Jan Morris, travel writer, Among the Cities, Hong Kong, Journeys

1925 Birthday - Wolf Morris, actor, Decoy

1922 Event - 48th Preakness: L Morris aboard Pillory wins in 1:51.6

1922 Birthday - Arthur Morris, cricketer, great Australian lefty opening batsman

1919 Birthday - Howard Morris, New York City, comedic actor, High Anxiety

1918 Event - Jack Dempsey KOs Carl Morris in 14 seconds

1918 Birthday - Henry M. Morris, American Celebrity

1917 Death - Herbert Morris, Jamaican deserter in France, executed at 17

1916 Birthday - Johnny Morris, British broadcaster/actor, Once in a Lifetime

1916 Birthday - Morris L. West, born in Australia, novelist, Shoes of the Fisherman

1916 Birthday - Morris West, Australian Writer

1916 Birthday - Colin Morris, playwright/documentary filmmaker

1915 Birthday - Jack Weston, Morris Weinstein, Cleveland, actor, 4 Seasons, Rad

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

1914 Birthday - Robert J. Morris, born in Jersey City, New Jersey, lawyer, served New York State Assembly committee investigating Communist activities, credited for efforts attributed to Senator Joseph McCarthy

1914 Birthday - [Bert de] Wayne Morris, born in Los Angeles, California, WW II-pilot/actor, Paths of Glory

1912 Birthday - Morris Louis, U.S. painter, post abstract

1912 Birthday - Glen Morris, born in Missouri, Olympic champion/actor, Tarzan

1911 Birthday - Pete Piute, Morris Kaufman, born in New York City, comedian, Village Barn

1910 Birthday - Morris Graves, American Artist

1910 Birthday - Wright Morris, U.S. writer

1909 Birthday - Simon Conway Morris, British Scientist

1909 Birthday - Jay Morris Arena, inventor and pediatrician

1909 Birthday - Michael Francis Morris Lindsay, orientalist

1908 Birthday - Morris Kline, American Writer

1906 Birthday - Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher

1904 Birthday - Edward Morris Bernstein, economist

1903 Event - 1st Teddy Bear introduced in America, made by Morris and Rose Michtom

1902 Birthday - Morris "Red" Badgro, Wash, NFL hall of famer, Yankees, Giants, Dodgers

1902 Event - Brooklyn toymaker Morris Michton names teddy bear after Teddy Roosevelt

1901 Birthday - Chester Morris, New York City, actor, Diagnosis: Unknown

1898 Birthday - Morris Stoloff, Philadelphia, violinist, Picnic, Pal Joey

1897 Birthday - Morris Carnovsky, born in St. Louis, Missouri, actor, Dead Reckoning

1897 Birthday - Morris Ankrum, Illinois, actor, Kronos, Half Human, Earth vs Flying Saucers

1896 Death - William Morris, writer, dies at 62

1896 Birthday - Morris Kirksey, U.S., 4 x 100m, Gold Medal 1920 Olympics

1890 Birthday - Harold Morris, composer

1886 Birthday - Reginald Owen Morris, composer

1880 Birthday - Morris Raphael Cohen, Russian Philosopher

1879 Death - William Morris Hunt, American Artist

1870 Event - Esther Morris appointed 1st female judge

1868 Event - Golf's 1st recorded hole-in-one (Tom Morris at Prestwick's 8th hole)

1867 Birthday - Frank Brangwyn, Wales, painter/muralist/cartoonist, Willam Morris

1862 Birthday - William Morris Hughes, Australian Politician

1861 Event - 2nd British Golf Open: Tom Morris Sr shoots a 163 at Prestwick Club

1861 Event - Battle of Laurel Mountain Virginia - General Morris forces retreat of rebels

1860 Event - 1st rabbi to open House of Representatives, Morris Raphall of New York City

1845 Event - Macon B. Allen and Robert Morris, Jr., 1st blacks to open law practice

1842 Birthday - Georg Brandes, Morris Cohen, Danish literary-historian/critic

1838 Event - Ephraim Morris patents railroad brake

1837 Event - Thomas Morris of Australia skips rope 22,806 times

1834 Birthday - William Morris, England, designer, craftsman, poet and socialist

1827 Birthday - William Hopkins Morris, Major General Union volunteers

1824 Birthday - William Morris Hunt, American Artist

1816 Death - Gouverneur Morris, American Statesman

1815 Birthday - Henry Morris Naglee, Brigadier General Union volunteers

1814 Birthday - Esther Hobart Morris, suffragist/anti-slavery activist

1798 Death - Lewis Morris, U.S. farmer signed Declaration of Independence, dies at 71

1752 Birthday - Gouverneur Morris, American Statesman

1734 Birthday - Robert Morris, merchant, signed Declaration of Independence

1726 Birthday - Lewis Morris, U.S. farmer signed Declaration of Independence













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