Rodney Events in History



2004 Death - Rodney Dangerfield, comic, dies at 81

1998 Death - Rodney Harvey, actor, model, featured in Life Magazine spread with Madonna, appeared in Fox series, 'The Outsiders', guest on television show 'Twin Peaks', appeared in 'My Own Private Idaho', died at age 30, of a heroin overdose

1996 Death - Rodney Meredith Thomas, architect/painter, dies at 93

1996 Death - Rodney Rash, born in Frederick, Maryland, Rodney R. Rash, horse trainer, trained Thoroughbred horses, clients include Berry Gordy, Bruce McNall, Wayne Gretzky, Gary A. Tanaka, won Santa Anita Handicap with Urgent Request, 1995, dies of rare blood disorder at age 36

1995 Event - 9th American Comedy Award: Rodney Dangerfield

1994 Death - Red Rodney, Albino Red/The Red Arrow, bebop-trumpeter, dies at 66

1994 Event - Rodney King award $3,800,000 in compensation of police beating

1993 Event - Comedian Rodney Dangerfield (72) weds Joan Child (41)

1993 Event - Police officers found guilty of violating Rodney Kings civil rights

1993 Event - Jury reaches guilty verdict in Federal case against cop who beat Rodney King, but the verdict is not read until April 17th

1993 Event - Rodney King in court says he thinks he heard cops yell racial slurs

1993 Event - Federal trial of 4 police officers charged with civil rights violations in videotaped beating of Rodney King begins in Los Angeles California

1992 Event - 4 cops in Rodney King beating case indicted on civil rights charge

1992 Event - Los Angeles Dodgers postpone 3 games due to racial riots due to Rodney King

1992 Event - Jury acquits Los Angeles police officers of beating Rodney King, riots begin

1992 Event - Jury selection begins in the Los Angeles cops beating Rodney King case

1991 Event - 4 LA police are charged with beating Rodney King

1991 Event - Four Los Angeles Police severly beat Rodney King, captured on amateur video

1985 Death - Rodney Robert Porter, British Scientist

1980 Event - Ron LeFlore (91st) and Rodney Scott (58th), set teammate steal record

1980 Death - Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian (bomanslag), dies

1978 Event - Test Cricket debut of Rodney Hogg, vs. England at the Gabba

1973 Birthday - Rodney Thomas, running back for the Tennessee Oilers

1973 Event - Rodney Redmond scores 107 on debut vs. Pakistan, his only Test Cricket

1973 Birthday - Rodney Young, NFL safety for the New York Giants

1972 Birthday - Rodney Harrison, NFL safety for the San Diego Chargers

1971 Birthday - Rodney Rogers, NBA forward for the Los Angeles Clippers

1970 Event - Test Cricket debut of Rodney "Iron Gloves" Marsh vs. England, Brisbane

1969 Birthday - Rodney Culver, NFL running back for the San Diego Chargers

1969 Event - 89th U.S. Mens Tennis: Rodney G Laver beats Tony Roche (79 61 62 62)

1969 Birthday - Rodney Hampton, NFL running back for the New York Giants

1968 Birthday - Rodney Thomas, NFL running back for the Houston Oilers

1968 Birthday - Rodney Carrington, American Comedian

1967 Birthday - Rodney Harvey, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, actor, model, featured in Life Magazine spread with Madonna, appeared in Fox series, 'The Outsiders', guest on television show 'Twin Peaks', appeared in 'My Own Private Idaho'

1966 Birthday - Yokozuna, Rodney Anoia, wrestler, WWF/NJPW/AWA, Wild Samoan Kokina

1966 Birthday - Rodney Smith, born in Washington D.C., 149 lbs greco-roman wrestler, 1992, 1996 Olympics

1966 Birthday - Rodney Peete, NFL quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles

1965 Birthday - Rodney Thomas, WLAF cornerback, Barcelona Dragons

1965 Birthday - Rodney King, born in Sacramento, California, black motorist beaten by LA cops

1962 Event - 82nd U.S. Mens Tennis: Rodney G Laver beats Roy Emerson (62 64 57 64)

1962 Event - 82nd U.S. Mens Tennis: Rodney G Laver beats Roy Emerson (62 64 57 64)

1961 Event - 81st U.S. Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Rodney G Laver (75 63 62)

1960 Event - 80th U.S. Mens Tennis: Neale A Fraser beats Rodney G Laver (64 64 97)

1960 Birthday - Rodney Holman, NFL tight end, Detroit Lions

1959 Birthday - Rodney Rash, born in Frederick, Maryland, Rodney R. Rash, horse trainer, trained Thoroughbred horses, clients include Berry Gordy, Bruce McNall, Wayne Gretzky, Gary A. Tanaka, won Santa Anita Handicap with Urgent Request, 1995

1951 Birthday - Rodney Hogg, cricketer, prolific Australian wicket-taker 1978-84

1950 Birthday - Rodney Crowell, born in Houston, Texas, country singer, She's Crazy for Leavin'

1950 Birthday - Rodney Milburn, Jr., USA, hurdler, Gold Medal 1972 Olympics

1946 Birthday - Rodney Alexander, American Politician

1945 Birthday - Rodney Bickerstaffe, trade unionist

1945 Birthday - Burning Spear, Winston Rodney, Jamaican reggae singer

1944 Birthday - Rodney Redmond, New Zealand cricket, opener scored century in Test vs. Pak 1973

1944 Birthday - Rodney Desborough Slater, rocker, Bonzo Dog Band

1944 Birthday - Rodney Marsh, born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, athlete, footballer, striker, player for Manchester City, Queens Park Rangers, Tampa Bay Rowdies, coached the New York United team in the American Soccer League

1944 Birthday - Rod Allen, B Rodney Bainbridge, rock bassist/vocalist, Fortunes

1943 Birthday - Rodney Stuart Pattison, British yachtsman, Olympics

1942 Birthday - Rodney Dillard, rocker, Glittergrass

1936 Birthday - Richard Rodney Bennett, Broadstairs Kent England, composer

1935 Birthday - Rod Hull, born in Isle of Sheppey, England, Rodney Stephen Hull, entertainer, comedian, appeared on British television with puppet Emu in 1970's and 1980's

1927 Birthday - Red Robert Chudnick Rodney, jazz trumpeter

1921 Birthday - Rodney Dangerfield, John Cohen, Babylon, New York, comedian, Caddyshack

1917 Birthday - Rodney Robert Porter, British Scientist

1902 Birthday - Rodney Meredith Thomas, architect/painter

1804 Death - Caesar Rodney, U.S. judge signed Declaration of Independence, dies at 62

1792 Death - George Brydges, 1st baron Rodney/admiral, dies

1784 Death - Caesar Rodney, U.S. judge/singer Declaration of Independence, dies at 55

1780 Event - Battle at Cape St. Vincent: Admiral Rodney beats Spanish fleet

1728 Birthday - Caesar Rodney, Delaware, judge/signer, Declaration of Independence













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