Secret Events in History



2014 Event - Julia Pierson, the first female director of the U.S. Secret Service, resigns after an 18-month tenure during which several security breaches occurred, including the recent daytime intrusion of the White House by a man armed with a knife

2014 Event - Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies in a congressional hearing to investigate the recent intrusion of the White House as well as other security breaches under her leadership; Pierson stated that such incidents will not happen again

2014 Event - President Barack Obama exchanges 5 Guantanamo Bay prisoners for the lone U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan, Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl; some lawmakers protest that the secret exchange was illegal because Congress was not notified in advance

2014 Event - Twenty-eight years after Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos was ousted, the Philippine government recovers $29 million from Swiss accounts, bringing the total Marcos' secret accounts now recovered and in government hands to $712 million

2011 Event - Secret documents on Egypt's nuclear power plant are released by WikiLeaks

2010 Event - After new allegations of torture, the International Committee of the Red Cross reports a second U.S. secret prison exists at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan

2000 Death - Deborah Laake, writer, Secret Ceremonies: A Mormon Woman's Intimate Diary of Marriage and Beyond, dies at 47

1999 Death - Brian Moore, writer, The Secret Passion of Judith Hearn, dies at 77

1998 Event - Federal rules that the Secret Service must testify in the Lewinsky case

1994 Event - South Africa Goldstone committee reveals existence of secret police

1993 Death - Garry Moore, TV host (I've Got A Secret), dies of emphysema at 78

1993 Event - Clinton orders cruise missle strike on Iraqi secret service in Baghdad

1993 Event - "Secret Garden" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 706 performances

1991 Event - Court rules Manuel Noriega, may access some secret U.S. documents

1991 Event - "Secret Garden" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 706 performances

1988 Event - STS-27 Atlantis lands in California after secret mission

1988 Event - STS-27 Atlantis launched (Secret military mission)

1988 Death - Morgan Farley, actor (Open Secret), dies of natural causes at 90

1988 Event - Israel launches 1st satellite, for secret military reconnaissance

1987 Death - Madeleine Carroll, actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent), dies at 81

1987 Event - President Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran

1986 Event - Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arm deal

1986 Event - Lebanese magazine Ash Shirra reveals secret U.S. arms sales to Iran

1986 Event - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Brave Raj, Capote, Lady's Secret, Last Tycoon, Manila, Skywalker, Smile at Santa Anita

1986 Death - Paul Stewart, actor (Top Secret USA, Deadline), dies at 77

1985 Event - Coca-Cola announced it is changing its secret flavor formula

1984 Event - Winston Smith in Orwell's "1984" begins his secret diary

1983 Death - Faye Emerson, actress (I've Got a Secret), dies of cancer at 65

1983 Birthday - Kim Smith, born in Houston, Texas, model, featured in Victoria's Secret, Abercrombie & Fitch, Guess ad campaigns, appeared in 'Girls of Summer' Aerosmith video

1982 Birthday - Kate Maberly, actress, Secret Garden

1981 Birthday - Larisa Oleynik, born in Santa Clara County, California, actress, starred in 'The Secret World of Alex Mack' television series and film, '10 Things I Hate About You'

1979 Birthday - Daisy Eagan, born in Brooklyn, New York, actresss, Secret Graden

1979 Death - Melville Cooper, TV panelist (I Got a Secret), dies at 82

1978 Birthday - Estella Warren, born in Peterborough, Canada, actress, fashion model, Maxim Magazine's Hottest Woman 2000, Victoria's Secret model

1978 Death - Walter Keirnan, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 75

1977 Death - Percy Marmont, actor (Secret Agent, Lisbon), dies at 93

1976 Death - Sonia Dresdel, actor (Fallen Idol, Secret Tent), dies at 67

1974 Birthday - Jerry O'Connell, New York City, actor, Scream 2, Andrew-My Secret Identity

1974 Event - Soap opera "Secret Storm" ends a 20 year run

1973 Birthday - Barret Oliver, actor, Never Ending Story, Secret Garden

1973 Event - U.S. ends secret bombing of Cambodia

1973 Birthday - Heidi Klum, born in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, model, Victoria's Secret 'Angel', television host, fashion designer, television producer 'Project Runway'

1973 Event - Secret peace talks between U.S. and North Vietnam resumed near Paris

1971 Event - Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House

1967 Event - New York Times reports Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments

1965 Birthday - David Whyte, rocker, Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret

1965 Birthday - Nathan, rocker, Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret

1964 Event - U.S. diplomats find at least 40 secret microphones in Moscow embassy

1963 Event - 2 secret U.S. military satellites launched from Cape Canaveral

1963 Birthday - Carl Fysh, rocker, Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret

1962 Birthday - Steve Alexander, rocker, Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret

1962 Event - Dutch Premier De Quay announces secret talks with Indonesia

1960 Birthday - Eg White, rocker, Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret

1959 Birthday - Val Kilmer, actor, Top Secret, Top Gun, Willow

1959 Birthday - Val Kilmer, actor, Top Secret, Batman Forever

1958 Death - Florent Schmitt, French composer/critic (Jardin Secret), dies at 87

1957 Birthday - Carole Bouquest, Paris, actress, On Her Majesty's Secret Service

1956 Birthday - Lucy Gutteridge, actress, Top Secret, Trouble With Spies

1956 Birthday - Juliet Stevenson, Essex England, actress, Secret Rapture, Life Story

1954 Event - West German secret service head Otto John defects to East Germany

1954 Birthday - Patty Hearst, born in San Francisco, California, newspaper heiress, convicted bank robber, socialite, known as Patricia Hearst Shaw, autobiography titled, 'Every Secret Thing'

1954 Event - 1st TV soap opera "Secret Storm" premieres

1953 Event - Soviet Union conducts secret test of its 1st hydrogen bomb

1952 Event - "I've Got A Secret" debuts on CBS-TV with Garry Moore as host

1951 Event - Prime Minister Ben-Gurion orders establishment of Israeli secret service Mossad

1951 Birthday - Anne Twomey, born in Boston, Massachusetts, actress, Secret, Deadly Friend, Imagemaker

1949 Birthday - Lukas D. Barnard, head of South Africa secret service, NIS

1948 Birthday - Spider Robinson, Canada, sci-fi author, 3 Hugo, Callahan's Secret

1947 Birthday - David Zucker, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, director, Airplane, Naked Gun, Top Secret

1946 Birthday - Joanna Lumley, Kashmir India, actress, Abs Fab, OHM's Secret Service

1945 Event - Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain and Canada

1945 Birthday - Arthur Docters van Leeuwen, jurist, Holland's secret service

1945 Event - Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazis, arrested by secret police in Hungary

1944 Event - Secret Police arrest Gerrit Van de Peat

1944 Birthday - Jim Abrahams, Shorewood, Wisconsin, director, Hot Shots, Top Secret

1943 Birthday - Anna Ford, British broadcaster/actress, Secret Policeman's Ball

1943 Birthday - Susan Jameson, actress, Secret World of Polly Flint

1942 Birthday - Johnny Rivers, Ramistella, New York City, singer, Secret Agent Man

1942 Birthday - Willy Bogner, Jr., Munich, director, On Her Majesty's Secret Service

1941 Death - Lodo of Hamel, 1st Dutch secret affiliate, dies

1940 Birthday - George Greenstein, author, Secret of a Jewish Baker

1938 Event - LP Beria follows Nikolai Jezjov as head of Russian secret police

1934 Birthday - Alan Bennett, England, playwright/actor, Secret Policeman's Other Ball

1934 Event - Heinrich Himmler becomes inspector Prussian secret state police

1933 Event - Portuguese dictator Salazar forms secret police (PIDE)

1933 Event - German Secret State Police, Gestapo, established

1932 Birthday - Omar Sharif, born in Egypt, actor, Dr. Zhivago, Top Secret

1931 Birthday - Eileen Diss, theatrical designer, August, Secret Places, Betrayal

1923 Birthday - Andrew Duggan, actor, Secret War of Harry Frigg, Winds of War

1921 Birthday - Hans Warren, Dutch writer, poet and critic, Secret Diary

1920 Birthday - Louise Allbritton, born in Oklahoma City, actress, Celia-Stage Door, Got a Secret

1918 Event - Clemenceau publishes secret French/Austrian documents

1918 Birthday - David Opatoshu, New York City, actor, Bonino, Secret Empire, Masada

1917 Event - Russian secret police in Czechoslovakia forms under Felix Dzerzjinski

1917 Birthday - Laraine Day, Roosevelt Utah, actress, Dr. Kildaire, I've Got a Secret

1917 Birthday - Faye Emerson, born in Elizabeth, Louisiana, actress, I've Got a Secret

1917 Event - Secret Service extends protection of president to his family

1915 Birthday - Henry Morgan, born in New York City, comedian/TV panelist, I've Got a Secret, Arena

1915 Birthday - Garry Moore, Thomas Garrison Morfit, Balt, host, I've Got a Secret

1914 Event - Germany and Turkey signs secret treaty

1914 Birthday - Chapman Pincher, British journalist/author, about secret service

1911 Event - British premier Asquith holds secret meeting about British strategy in case of war with Germany

1909 Birthday - Astrid Allwyn, Manchester CT, actress, Charlie Chan's Secret

1908 Birthday - Paul Stewart, born in New York City, actor, Top Secret USA, Deadline

1906 Birthday - Dick White, head of British secret service, MI-5/MI-6

1906 Birthday - Beene Dubbelboer, Dutch writer, Secret Resistance

1906 Birthday - Madeleine Carroll, England, actress, 39 Steps, Secret Agent

1902 Death - Sipyagain, Russian Minister of Interior/headed Secret Service, assassinated

1902 Birthday - Walter Keirnan, New Havens, Connecticut, TV panelist, I've Got a Secret

1901 Event - Dame Nellie Melba, reveals secret of her now famous toast

1900 Birthday - Laura Hobson, New York City, TV writer/panelist, I've Got a Secret

1899 Birthday - Lavrenti Beria, chief of Soviet secret police under Stalin

1896 Birthday - Melville Cooper, Birmingham England, TV panelist, I Got a Secret

1896 Event - William Gillette's "Secret Service," premieres in New York City

1894 Event - British and Belgian secret accord on dividing Central-Africa

1893 Event - Harry Wright suggests umps keep ball-strike count a secret

1878 Event - Secret meeting of King Leopold II's agent and Henry Morton Stanley

1872 Event - Britain introduces secret ballot voting

1865 Event - Secret Service began operating under the Treasury Department

1860 Event - U.S. Secret Service created

1849 Birthday - Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of childrens book, My Secret Garden

1822 Event - Secret meeting of Simon Bolivar and Jose de San Martin

1800 Event - Spain cedes Louisiana to France in a secret treaty

1784 Death - Patrice F earl de Neny, South Netherlands Secret Council chairman, dies at 67

1776 Event - Adam Weishaupt founds secret society of Illuminati

1753 Event - Austria, England and Modena sign secret military treaty

1739 Event - French emperor Karel VI sign secret treaty

1727 Event - France and Bavaria renew secret treaty

1725 Event - Spain and Austria sign secret treaty

1716 Birthday - Patrice F earl De Neny, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council

1714 Event - Prussia and Russia sign secret treaty

1678 Event - King Charles II and Louis XIV sign secret treaty

1676 Event - Kings Charles II and Louis XIV sign secret treaty

1671 Event - French King Louis XIV and RC German emperor Leopold I sign secret anti-Dutch treaty

1669 Event - France and Brandenburg sign secret treaty

1585 Event - English secret service discovers Anthony Babingtons murder plot against queen Elizabeth I

1570 Event - King Janos Sigismund Zapolyai signs secret treaty with Maximilian II

1552 Event - France signs secret treaty with German Protestants

1544 Event - Scottish earl Matthew van Lennox signs secret treaty with Henry VIII

1532 Event - Henry VIII and Francois I signs secret treaty against emperor Karel V

1531 Event - Pope Clemens VII and Francois I sign secret treaty against Karel V













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