West Events in History



2014 Event - Reality star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West are married in Florence, Italy, about 7 months after the birth of their daughter, North West; the celebrities have been together since early 2012

2014 Event - In West Virginia, 10 people were hospitalized and 300,000 people have been unable to use tap water for four days since 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, an industrial chemical, leaked into the Elk river

2013 Event - Author J.K. Rowling announces she is producing a play based on the life of her character Harry Potter; the play tells the previously untold story of life before the boy wizard goes to Hogwarts; the play will premiere in London's West End within the next two years

2013 Event - Africa, Europe and the United States experience a rare solar eclipse, with the west African nation of Gabon enjoying peak viewing when the total eclipse sweeps across a path nearly 60 kilometers wide

2013 Event - An explosion at a fertilizer plant in the city of West, Texas, causes 15 deaths and major damage to nearby buildings, residences, a nursing home and middle school

2013 Event - As part of its effort to protect America from an attack by North Korea, the U.S. invests $1 billion in ground-based missile interceptors on the West Coast

2012 Event - The West coast of Washington state is hit by a 5.6 magnitude earthquake

2012 Event - Dallas, Texas Mayor Mike Rawlings declares a state of emergency after an outbreak of West Nile Virus kills at least 17 people; the city plans to combat the mosquitoes with aerial spraying of pyrethroid insecticides

2012 Event - London's West End closes it's longest-run musical, 'Chicago' which ran for 15 years

2012 Event - Sarah West, a British naval officer Commander is appointed commander of HMS Portland, the Royal Navy frigate; she is the first female officer to take command of a major British warship

2012 Event - The black box is recovered from the Russian passenger jet that carried 44 passengers and crashed in the Indonesian province of West Java, leaving no survivors

2012 Event - The decision of the Economic Community of West African States to deploy troops to the country is rejected by Mali coup leader Amadou Haya Sanogo

2011 Event - Burial services for Claude Choules, aged 110, the last living veteran of World War I, take place in West Australia's port of Fremantle

2011 Event - The last surviving veteran of World War I, Frank Buckles, dies in Charles Town, West Virginia at the age of 110

2011 Event - In Libya, Anti-Gaddafi forces claim to have gained control Zuara, a town located west of Tripoli

2010 Event - Plans to build 625 more homes in close to the West Bank, adjacent to Arab East Jerusalem, were announced

2010 Event - Speaking at the U.N. General Assembly, Mahmoud Abbas communicates that Palestinians desire a 'comprehensive and just' peace agreement; he requests Israel cease its policy of building settlements in the West Bank

2010 Event - Flash floods on the Little Missouri River kill at least 20 people near a campground in the Ouachita Mountains, west of Little Rock, Arkansas

2010 Event - President Obama meets with Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority, and promises Palestinians $400 million in U.S. assistance for the West Bank and Gaza

2010 Event - Ash from the Iceland volcano causes new flight restrictions at airports including Shannon Airport and Ireland West Airport Knock

2005 Event - Magnitude 7 earthquake strikes west of Kyushu Island, Japan

1999 Death - Morris West, Australian Writer

1998 Death - Dorothy West, writer, The Wedding, dies at 91

1998 Death - Jerome Robbins, choreographer, West Side Story, dies at 79

1998 Event - 48th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 135-114 at New York City

1997 Event - Carquest Bowl 8: Georgia Tech beats West Virginia, 35-30

1997 Death - Saul Chaplin, director (West Side Story), dies at 85

1997 Event - 47th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-120 at Cleveland

1997 Event - Pakistan defeat West Indies 2-0 to win Australia one-day Series

1997 Event - 47th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 11-7 at San Jose Arena

1996 Event - San Diego Padres sweep Los Angeles Dodgers in race for NL West title

1996 Event - Howard Stern radio show premieres in West Palm Beach, Florida on WCLB 95.5 FM

1996 Death - Kenneth M Stewart, euro MP for Merseyside West, dies at 71

1996 Death - Al "Lash" La Rue, cowboy actor (Lash of the West), dies at 78

1996 Event - Australia beat West Indies by 5 runs in amazing cricket World Cup semi

1996 Event - Kenya defeat West Indies (all out 93) in Cricket World Cup

1996 Event - 46th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 129-118 at San Antonio

1996 Event - 46th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at Fleet Center Boston

1995 Event - Rosemary West, found guilty in England, of killing 10 women

1995 Event - Sri Lanka beat West Indies to win Sharjah Champions Trophy final

1995 Event - Seattle Mariners beat California Angels, 9-1 in a playoff game to win AL West

1995 Event - Yitzhak Rabin and Yasir Arafat, sign accord to transfer West Bank

1995 Event - Brian Lara completes a pair for West Indians vs. Kent

1995 Event - Australia beat West Indies to regain the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy

1995 Event - West Indies beat New Zealand by innings and 332, Courtney Walsh 13-55

1995 Event - 45th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 139-112 at Phoenix

1995 Event - West Indies score 5-660 against New Zealand

1995 Event - Carquest Bowl 5: South Carolina beats West Virginia, 24-21

1995 Death - Frederick West, English contractor/serial killer, commits suicide at 53

1994 Death - Karl AF Schiller, West German economist/SPD-minister, dies at 83

1994 Event - Kapil Dev's final one-day international (v West Indies)

1994 Event - Israel and PLO initialed accord giving autonomy to Palestinians in West Bank in education, health, taxation, social welfare and tourism

1994 Event - 44th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 127-118 at Minneapolis

1994 Event - 45th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 9-8 at New York Rangers

1994 Event - East beats West 9-8 in 45th NHL All Star Game at MSG in New York City

1993 Event - Storm hits West Europe, 11 killed in England

1993 Event - India defeat West Indies in Bengal Jubilee Cricket Final, Kumble 6-12

1993 Event - Ferry boat leaves for west coast of South Korea, 120 killed

1993 Event - Giants need to beat Dodgers to force a playoff game with Braves for NL West title, but Dodgers destroy Giants 12-1, Giants end year 103-59

1993 Death - Willem Wagter, actor (Ghetto, Medic Center West), dies at 60

1993 Event - Dam breaks in Qinghai West China, 223 killed

1993 Event - Premier Lubbers opens Terminal West on Schiphol

1993 Event - Mustapha Matura's "Playboy of West Indies," premieres in New York City

1993 Event - Pakistan all out 43 vs. West Indies, world one-day int record low

1993 Event - 43rd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 135-132 (OT) at Salt Lake City

1993 Event - West Indies defeat Australia by one run in 4th Test at Adelaide

1993 Event - West Indies win the World Series Cup, beating Australia 2-0

1992 Event - Shane Warne takes 7-52 to lead Australian MCG win vs. West Indies

1992 Death - Garrison H Davidson, U.S. Lieutenant-general commandant (West Point), dies

1992 Event - 1st NBA game at America West Arena, Phoenix Suns beat Clippers 111-105

1992 Event - Nobel Prize for literature is given to West Indies poet Derek Walcott

1992 Death - Willy Brandt, chancellor of West Germany (1969-74), dies of cancer at 78

1992 Event - 1st time AL East and West champs have same record (96-66)-Tor and Oak

1992 Event - Atlanta Braves wins 2nd straight NL West title

1992 Event - Oakland A's win AL West title

1992 Death - Brenda Marshall, actress (Highway West, Smiling Ghost), dies at 76

1992 Event - Fay Vincent realigns NL, putting Cubs, Cards and Rockies in West and Cards, Braves and Marlins in East

1992 Event - America West Arena opens in Phoenix

1992 Death - Karl Carstens, president West Germany 1979 - 1984, dies at 77

1992 Event - West beats East 14 to 9 in Major Soccer League all star game

1992 Event - 42nd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 153-113 at Orlando

1992 Event - NBA All Star Game - West beats East 153-113

1991 Death - Prior Jones, West Indian cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1948-52), dies

1991 Event - After 3 year reign as AL champs, A's are eliminated from AL West

1991 Death - Dottie West, country singer (Here Comes my Baby), dies at 58 in a car

1991 Event - Test Cricket debut of Graeme Hick, vs. West Indies at Headingley

1991 Event - 41st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 116-114 at Charlotte

1990 Death - Leonard Bernstein, composer (West Side Story), dies at 72

1990 Event - East Germany and West Germany merge to become Germany

1990 Event - Radio Berlin International's final transmission (links to Deutsche Welles of West Germany); final song is "The End" by Doors

1990 Event - Oakland A's clinch 3rd straight AL West title

1990 Event - West German President Richard von Weizsaecker signs reunification treaty

1990 Event - US, England, France, U.S.S.R., East and West Germanys sign agreements allowing 2 Germanys to merge

1990 Event - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urges Arabs to rise against the West

1990 Event - East and West Germany sign a treaty to join legal and political systems

1990 Event - East and West Germany announced that they would unite on Oct 3

1990 Event - East and West Germany merge their economies

1990 Event - West and East Germany agree to merge currency and economies on July 1st

1990 Event - 40th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 130-113 at Miami

1990 Event - St. Petersburg Pelicans beat West Palm Beach Tropics 12-4 to win 1st Senior Professional Baseball Association Championship

1990 Death - Gerhard Schroder, West German minister of Defense, dies at 79

1989 Event - Pakistan beat West Indies by 4 wickets to win Cricket's Nehru Cup

1989 Event - Thousands of East Germans flee to West Germany

1989 Event - Oakland wins AL West and San Francisco wins NL West title

1989 Event - East Germans begin their flight to west (via Hungary and Czechoslovakia)

1989 Event - 48 cm rainfall at Rockport, West Virginia, state record

1989 Event - Partial eclipse of the Sun in Hawaii, North West North America, Greenland

1989 Event - 39th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 143-134 at Houston

1989 Event - Allan Border takes 7-46 against the West Indies at the SCG

1989 Event - Test debut of Mark Taylor, Australia vs. West Indies, Sydney

1989 Event - West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win the World Series Cup

1989 Event - Notre Dame beats West Virginia for college football championship

1988 Event - South Africa signs accord granting independence to South West Africa

1988 Death - Franz Josef Strauss, West German Minister of defense 1956 - 1962, dies at 73

1988 Event - Italian stunt flyers crashes in flames in West Germany, killing 50

1988 Event - Jordanian King Hussein renounces sovereignity over West Bank to PLO

1988 Event - Jordan cancels $1.3 billion development plan in West Bank

1988 Death - Kurt Georg Kiesinger, West German chancellor (1966-69), dies at 83

1988 Event - 38th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 138-133 at Chicago

1988 Death - Ballard Berkeley, actor (East meets West), dies at 83

1987 Event - Palestine uprising begin in Israeli-occupied West Bank

1987 Event - Palestinian uprising against Israel in West Bank

1987 Event - India all out for 75 vs. West Indies at Delhi, Patterson 5-24

1987 Event - West Indies score 4-360 in 50 overs in Cricket World Cup vs. Sri Lanka

1987 Event - West German pilot Mathias Rust, who flew a private plane from Helsinki Finland, to Moscow's Red Square, forms trial in Russia

1987 Event - West German Mathias Rust lands airplane on Red Square

1987 Event - West Germany SPD chairman Willy Brandt resigns

1987 Death - Bernhard Grzimek, West German zoologist, dies at 77

1987 Event - 37th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 154-149 (OT) at Seattle

1987 Event - West German police arrest Mohammed Ali Hamadi, suspect in 1985 hijacking

1986 Event - Pakistan all out for 77 vs. West Indies at Lahore

1986 Event - West Indies all out for 53 vs. Pakistan (Abdul Qadir 6-16)

1986 Event - Tim Kides of West New York, New Jersey performs 25,000 leg raises in 11:57:15

1986 Death - Karl-Heinz Beckurts, West german Siemens manager, murdered

1986 Event - Argentina beats West Germany 3-2 in soccer's 13th World Cup

1986 Event - U.S. and West Europeans veto heavier sanctions against South Africa

1986 Event - West Indies complete 5-0 demolition of England

1986 Event - U.S. soldier and Turkish woman killed in West Berlin disco bombing

1986 Event - 36th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 139-132 at Dallas

1986 Event - West German team swims world record 4x200 m freestyle (7:05.17)

1986 Death - Joseph Beuys, West German avant-garde artist/politician, dies at 64

1985 Event - U.S. Foreign Minister George Shultz arrives in West Berlin

1985 Event - West German top counter espionage Hans Tiedge moves to East Germany

1985 Event - American, Brazilian and West German forensic pathologists confirm skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele

1985 Death - Madge West, actress (Grandma-McLean Stevenson Show), dies at 93

1985 Event - West German Parliament ruled it illegal to deny the holocaust

1985 Event - West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win cricket World Series Cup

1985 Event - 35th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 140-129 at Indiana

1984 Event - Australia all out 76 vs. West Indies at cricket WACA, Holding 6-21

1984 Event - West German Chancellor Rainer Barzel resigns due to corruption

1984 Event - West Indies complete 5-0 series annihilation of England

1984 Event - Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic

1984 Event - West Indies beat Australia 2-0-1 to win cricket World Series Cup receiving all perfect scores for quality and gold medal

1984 Death - Brooks West, actor (Richard-My Friend Irma), dies at 67

1984 Event - Moslem militiamen take over West Beirut from Lebanese army

1984 Event - 34th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 154-145 (OT) at Denver

1984 Event - Record 295,000 dominoes toppled, Fuerth, West Germany

1983 Event - 12 killed by a car bomb shattering 9-story building in west Beirut

1983 Event - Chicago White Sox clinch their 1st-ever AL West championship,

1983 Event - Security guard Victor Gerena robs West Hartford company of $7 million

1983 Event - India beat West Indies by 43 runs to win Cricket World Cup

1983 Event - Ringo releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany

1983 Event - Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic

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 Death - Rebecca West, Irish Author

1983 Death - Robert Bray, actor (Corey-Lassie, Simon-Stagecoach West), dies at 65

1983 Event - Helmut Kohl's CDU/CSU wins West German parliament elections

1983 Event - 33rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-123 at LA

1982 Event - Sam Shepard's "True West" premieres in New York City

1982 Event - Helmut Kohl elected chancellor of West Germany

1982 Event - West Germany's Parliament ousts Helmut Schmidt for Helmut Kohl

1982 Event - Israeli forces began pouring into west Beirut

1982 Event - Chris Evert wins her 6th and final U.S. Open Tennis match at West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills NY

1982 Death - Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist, dies at 62

1982 Event - Hollis Stacy wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic

1982 Event - Italy beats West Germany 3-1 for soccer's 12th World Cup in Madrid

1982 Event - ABC's All Talk network begins on radio (2 west coast stations)

1982 Event - 150 Khomeini followers assault student dormitory in West Germany

1982 Death - Fritz Eberhard, West German lawyer/resistor, dies at 85

1982 Death - Walter Hallstein, West German politician (CDU, H-doctrine), dies at 80

1982 Event - 32nd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 120-118 at New Jersey

1982 Event - West Indies beat Australia 3-1 to win World Series Cup

1981 Death - Natalie Wood, actress (West Side Story), dies at age 43 from 'accidental drowning'

1981 Event - Ernest Thompson's "West Side Waltz," premieres in New York City

1981 Event - West Tampa Florida defeats Richmand Virgina, 6-4 to win American Legion World Series

1981 Event - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA West Virginia Bank Golf Classic

1981 Death - Ross Martin, actor (Mr Lucky, Wild Wild West), dies at 61

1981 Event - Almost 1 million West German metal workers in strike

1981 Event - 31st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 123-120 at Cleveland

1981 Event - Jochem Bird elected mayor of West Berlin

1980 Event - Sam Shepard's "True West," premieres in New York City

1980 Event - "West Side Story" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 341 performances

1980 Death - Mae West, actress (She Done Him Wrong), dies in Hollywood at 87

1980 Event - Pope John Paul II began 5 day visit to West Germany,

1980 Event - Sandra Post wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic

1980 Event - West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt visits Moscow

1980 Event - West German wins European soccer title (2-1 against Belgium)

1980 Event - Dietmar Mogenburg of West Germany ties high jump record at 7'8"

1980 Event - "West Side Story" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 341 performances

1980 Event - New Zealand beats West Indies by one wicket in cricket at Dunedin

1980 Event - 30th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 144-136 (OT) at Washington

1980 Birthday - Amanda Michelle Burns, Miss West Virginia Teen USA 1997

1980 Event - West Indies beat England 2-0 to win 1st World Series Cup

1979 Birthday - Bam Margera, born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, professional skateboarder, appeared in 'Viva La Bam' MTV television show and 'Jackass' movies

1979 Event - California Angels win their 1st NL West pennant

1979 Event - "Madwoman of Central Park West" closes at 22 Steps New York City after 86 performances

1979 Event - West Indies beat England by 92 runs to win Cricket World Cup

1979 Event - "Madwoman of Central Park West" opens at 22 Steps New York City for 86 performances

1979 Event - "Madwoman of Central Park West" opens on Broadway

1978 Death - Frank Ferguson, actor (Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal), dies at 69

1978 Birthday - Tracie Spencer, born in Waterloo, Iowa, singer, songwriter, actress, model, performed pop, rhythm and blues, dance pop, quiet music genres, 'This House' reached Billboard Hot 100, guest on ABC sitcom Family Matters, sang background vocals for Eve, Kanye West, 50 Cent

1978 Event - Israeli jet fighters swooped over mostly Moslem West Beirut

1978 Birthday - Tia Mowry, born in Gelhausen, West Germany, also known as Tia Mowry Hardrict, actress, winner of NAACP Image Award, breakout role in sitcom, Sister, Sister

1978 Birthday - Jacqie Turner, born in West Covina, California, figure skater, 1997 SW Pacific-2nd

1978 Birthday - Shane West, American Actor

1978 Event - Israel turns 3 military outposts in West Bank into civilian settlements

1978 Birthday - A. J. McLean, born in West Palm Beach, Florida, born Alexander James 'Alex' McLean, musician, singer, member of the Backstreet Boys, over 130 million albums sold

1977 Birthday - Heather Gray, Miss West Virginia Teen USA 1996

1977 Event - Corpse of kidnapped West German, H. M. Schleyer, found

1977 Event - West German commandos storm hijacked Lufthansa in Mogadishu, Somalia freeing all 86 hostages and killing 3 of 4 hijackers

1977 Event - West German RAF terrorist kills policeman in Utrecht

1977 Event - RAF kidnap West German work chairman Schleyer

1977 Death - Jurgen Ponto, West German banker, murdered

1977 Birthday - Kanye West, American Musician

1977 Death - Siegfried Buback, West German procureur-general, murdered attorney-general

1977 Birthday - Natalie Bevins, Miss USA West Virginia 1997

1977 Event - Oil tanker explosion west of Honolulu spills 31 million gallons

1976 Event - West German Gens Krupinski/Franke admit to being Nazis

1976 Birthday - Jeremy Miller, born in West Covina, California, actor, Ben-Growing Pains

1976 Event - Test Cricket debut of Mike Brearley vs. West Indies (0 and 17)

1976 Event - India all out for 97 vs. West Indies

1976 Event - 1st female cadets accepted to West Point Military Academy

1976 Event - Australia complete 5-1 series drubbing of West Indies

1976 Event - 26th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 123-109 at Philadelphia

1976 Event - Greg Chappell scores 182* at SCG against West Indies

1975 Event - Gary Cosier scores 109 vs. West Indies at MCG on Test Cricket debut

1975 Event - 500 drown when 2 river boats collide and sink in China's West River

1975 Event - Poland and West germany reach accord about returning ethnic Germans

1975 Death - Billy West, actor (Jimmy the Gent, Jealousy), dies at 82

1975 Event - West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs to win Cricket World Cup

1975 Event - West German embassy blown-up in Stockholm, Sweden

1975 Event - CDU-politician Peter Lorentz kidnapped in West Berlin

1975 Event - 8th ABA All-Star Game: East 151 beats West 124 at San Antonio

1974 Birthday - Regina Fisher, Miss West Virginia USA 1996

1974 Birthday - Katie Kauffman, West Lawn, Pennsylvania, field hockey midfielder 1996 Olympics

1974 Birthday - Chris Mantilla, West Palm Beach, Florida, diver 1996 Olympics

1974 Event - West Germany beats Netherlands 2-1 for soccer's 10th World Cup in Munich

1974 Event - Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects to west

1974 Birthday - Kimber West, born in Atlanta, Georgia, playmate, Feb 1997

1974 Event - Helmut Schmidt becomes West German chancellor

1974 Event - West German chancellor W. Brandt resigns

1974 Birthday - Miles Joseph, West Springfield Massachusetts, soccer forward, 1996 Olympics gold

1974 Event - 27th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 6-4 at Chicago

1974 Event - 7th ABA All-Star Game: East 128 beats West 112 at Virginia

1974 Event - 24th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 134-123 at Seattle

1973 Event - West German chancellor Willy Brandt normalizes trade with Czechoslovakia

1973 Birthday - Lorie Bennett West, Miss Kentucky USA 1996

1973 Event - West Germany and East Germany admitted to UN

1973 Birthday - Kari Anne Safford, Point Pleasant, West Virginia, Miss America-WV 1997

1973 Birthday - Nixon A. McNamara McClean, West Indies cricket fast bowler, ODI 1996

1973 Event - Russian party leader Brezhnev visits West Germany

1973 Birthday - Barbara Rittner, born in Krefeld, West Germany, tennis star, 1992 Schenectady

1973 Event - 6th ABA All-Star Game: West 123 beats East 111 at Utah

1973 Event - 26th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at New York Rangers

1973 Event - 23rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 104-84 at Chicago

1973 Event - West African Economic Community formed (Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta)

1972 Event - Willy Brandt re-elected West German chancellor

1972 Event - Willy Brandts SPD wins West German election

1972 Event - West Germany and Poland establish diplomatic relations

1972 Event - 20th Olympic games close at Munich, West Germany

1972 Event - 20th Olympic games open at Munich, West Germany

1972 Event - West Germany wins soccer world championship

1972 Event - West German police arrested RAF leader Ulrike Meinhof

1972 Event - Dmitri Shostakovich's 15th Symphony, Dutch premieres in West Berlin

1972 Event - West German police arrest RAF-leader Andreas Baader

1972 Event - Alitalia DC-8 crashes west of Palermo Sicily; killing 115

1972 Death - Heinrich Lubke, West Germany president (1959-69), dies at 77

1972 Birthday - Derek West, offensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts

1972 Birthday - Frank West, CFL defensive back, Hamilton Tiger Cats

1972 Event - AIAW 1st basketball champs, Immaculata beats West Chester State 52-48

1972 Event - Slag heap dam collapses above Buffalo Creek, West Virginia, kills 125

1972 Event - 5th ABA All-Star Game: East 142 beats West 115 at Louisville

1972 Event - 25th NHL All-Star Game: East beats West 3-2 at Minnesota

1972 Event - 22nd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 112-110 at LA

1971 Event - India's army occupies Dacca, West Pakistani troops surrenders

1971 Event - West German union chancellor W Burns receives Nobel prize of peace

1971 Birthday - Adrian Griffith, cricketer, West Indian Test opening batsman 1997

1971 Birthday - Shakeel Ahmed, Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper, v West Indies 1993

1971 Event - West German Chancellor Willy Brandt is awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1971 Event - West German chancellor Willy Brandt meets with soviet President Brezhnev

1971 Event - Air West filght 706 collides with Navy Phantom jet over LA, 50 die

1971 Birthday - Ryan Hawblitzel, born in West Palm Beach, Florida, pitcher for the Colorado Rockies

1971 Birthday - Ingo Rademacher, born in West Germany, actor, Jasper Jacks-General Hospital

1971 Birthday - Edward Fryatt, born in Rochdale, England, Nike golfer, 1994 NCAA West Regional

1971 Event - Conrad Van Emde Boas becomes West Europe's 1st sexology professor

1971 Birthday - Robert Samuels, cricketer, West Indies Test opening batsman vs. New Zealand 1996

1971 Event - Test Cricket debut of Sunil Gavaskar, vs. West Indies at Port-of-Spain

1971 Event - 4th ABA All-Star Game: East 126 beats West 122 at Carolina

1971 Event - 24th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 2-1 at Boston

1971 Birthday - Jason Giambi, West Covina California, infielder for the Oakland A's

1970 Birthday - Elizabeth McIntyre, Dunbar, West Virginia, Miss America-WV 1996

1970 Event - West Germany and Poland normalize relations

1970 Birthday - Courtney Browne, cricketer, West Indies Test wicket-keeper 1995

1970 Event - DC-9 crashes in West Virginia, 75 killed

1970 Death - Erich M Remarque, German writer (Im West Nichts Neues), dies at 72

1970 Birthday - Doug Bochtler, born in West Palm Beach, Florida, pitcher for the San Diego Padres

1970 Birthday - Joey Eischen, West Covina California, pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers

1970 Event - RAF-leader Andreas Baader freed after serving 2 years in West Berlin

1970 Birthday - James Michael Furyk, West Chester, Pennsylvania, PGA golfer, 1994 Las Vegas-5th

1970 Birthday - J. R. Phillips, born in West Covina, California, infielder for the Philadelphia Phillies

1970 Event - West German chancellor and East German premier Willy Brandt meet

1970 Event - SDS Weathermen terrorist group bomb 18 West 11th St. in New York City

1970 Event - 3rd ABA All-Star Game: West 128 beats East 98 at Indiana

1970 Event - 20th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 142-135 at Philadelphia

1970 Event - 23rd NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 4-1 at St. Louis

1970 Event - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 16-13

1970 Event - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-3

1970 Death - Robert [Harriot] Barrat, actor (Bad Lands, Go West), dies at 81

1969 Birthday - Michelle McGann, West Palm Beach, Florida, golfer, 1995 Sara Lee Classic

1969 Birthday - Sabine Hack, West Germany, tennis star

1969 Event - West German President Heinemann visits Netherlands

1969 Event - Willy Burns elected chancellor of West Germany

1969 Event - Atlanta's 10th straight win, clinches NL West pennant

1969 Event - SPD wins West German Parliament elections

1969 Birthday - Melissa Lynn Costello, Shenandoah, West Virginia, Miss WV-America 1991

1969 Death - Sigrid Gurie, actor (3 Faces West, Algiers), dies at 58

1969 Birthday - Stuart Williams, cricketer, West Indian opening batsman 1994-

1969 Event - Leslie West and Felix Pappalardi form rock group Mountain

1969 Birthday - Steffi Graf, born in Bruhl, West Germany, tennis player, Grand Slam 1988

1969 Event - Los Angeles Laker Jerry West scores 53 points

1969 Birthday - Graham Coxon, born in Rintein, West Germany, musician, instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, painter, lead guitarist and singer for Blur, art and music is featured on the band's seven albums, including Leisure, 1991, album titled 13, in 1999, and Think Tank, 2003, single-handedly recorded seven solo albums, including The Spinning Top on Transgressive records

1969 Death - Jack Ingram, actor (Law of the West), dies of heart attack at 66

1969 Event - 2nd ABA All-Star Game: West 133 beats East 127 at Louisville

1969 Event - 22nd NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 3-3 at Montreal

1969 Event - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-25

1969 Event - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 10-7

1968 Birthday - Scott Bullett, Martinsburg, West Virginia, outfielder for the Chicago Cubs

1968 Birthday - Laurie Williams, cricketer, West Indian ODI all-rounder vs. New Zealand 1996

1968 Birthday - Isabel Cueto, West Germany, tennis star

1968 Event - Marisa Danisi of West Germany roller skates record 21.995 miles in 1 hour

1968 Birthday - Dominic West, British Actor

1968 Birthday - John Coyle, West Bloomfield, Michigan, short track skater 1994 Olympics

1968 Birthday - Ronnie West, WLAF RB for the London Monarchs

1968 Event - West German Parliament accepts emergency crisis law

1968 Event - RAF-leader Andreas Baader sentenced to 3 years in West Berlin

1968 Event - West Berlin student Rudi Dutschke seriously wounded at demonstration

1968 Birthday - John Barrowman, actor, Peter Fairchild-Central Park West

1968 Birthday - Moira Kelly, born in Queens, New York, actress, director, played Mandy Hampton in the television series, The West Wing, and Karen Roe on the show, One Tree Hill

1968 Event - Springer Publishers in West Berlin, bombed

1968 Birthday - Mary Lou Retton, Fairmont, West Virginia, gymnast, Olympic-gold/2 silver/2 bronze-84

1968 Event - AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 25-24

1968 Event - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-20

1968 Event - 1st ABA All-Star Game: East 126 beats West 120 at Indiana

1968 Birthday - Jimmy Adams, cricketer, prolific West Indian lefty bat since 1992

1967 Birthday - Roland Holder, cricketer, West Indian batsman in ODI's 1993-

1967 Birthday - Masood Anwar, cricketer, one Test Pakistan vs. West Indies 1990

1967 Event - 6.5 earthquake in West India, 170 killed

1967 Birthday - Ridley Jacobs, cricket wicket-keeper, West Indian ODI 1996

1967 Birthday - Boris Becker, West Germany, tennis player, Wimbledon 1985, 86, 89

1967 Birthday - Ian Bishop, cricketer, West Indian fast bowler

1967 Birthday - Allen West, U.S. metal guitarist, Obituary, Cause of Death

1967 Event - Rolf Hochhuths "Soldaten," premieres in West Berlin

1967 Event - KYAY TV channel 39 in West Monroe, LA (IND) begins broadcasting

1967 Birthday - Tore Meinecke, West Germany, tennis star

1967 Birthday - Doug West, NBA guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves

1967 Death - Conrad Adenauer, West Germany chancellor (1949-63), dies at 91

1967 Death - Anne Morrison Chapin, dies in West Hollywood

1967 Birthday - Ian Ziering, born in West Orange, New Jersey, actor, Steve Sanders-Beverly Hills 90210

1967 Death - Frank Worrell, West indian cricketer, dies

1967 Event - Svetlana Allilueva, Stalin's daughter, defected to the West

1967 Event - NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-10

1967 Event - AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-23

1967 Birthday - Marco Boogers, Dutch soccer player, RKC, Sparta, West Ham United

1967 Event - Day's play in the Calcutta Test vs. West Indies cancelled by riots

1966 Event - Georg Kiesinger elected West German chancellor

1966 Birthday - Michael Michele, Evansville, Indiana, actress, Nikki-Central Park West

1966 Event - England beats West Germany 4-2 for soccer's 8th World Cup in London

1966 Birthday - Samuel West, born in England, actor, theater director, appeared in 'Howards End', 'Jane Eyre', Van Helsing', 'Notting Hill' , 'Complicity' films, among others

1966 Birthday - Randy Barnes, Charleston, West Virginia, shot putter, Gold Medal 1996 Olympics, Silver Medal 1988 Olympics

1966 Death - Ralph Bunker, actor (Ghost Goes West), dies of a stroke at 77

1966 Birthday - Myriam Schropp, West Germany, tennis star

1966 Birthday - Tatjana Patitz, born in Hamburg, West Germany, model/actress, Rising Sun

1966 Birthday - Patrick Kuhnen, West Germany, tennis star

1966 Event - NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 36-7

1966 Event - "Batman" with Adam West and Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV

1965 Birthday - Andy Beal, Germany, Canadian Tour golfer, 1989 West of England Pro

1965 Event - Erhards CDU wins West German parliament elections

1965 Event - Sobibor trial opens in Hagen West Germany

1965 Event - India invades West Pakistan

1965 Birthday - Lennox Lewis, born in West Ham, England, professional boxer, won World heavyweight championship three times, 1988 Olympic Games gold medalist

1965 Birthday - Dan Jansen, born in West Allis, Wisconsin, speed skater, Gold Medal 1994 Olympics

1965 Event - West Ham United wins 5th Europe Cup II

1965 Event - Several Arab nations break ties with West Germany after it established diplomatic relations with Israel

1965 Event - Israel and West Germany exchange letters beginning diplomatic relations

1965 Event - West Indies becomes 1st holders of the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy

1965 Birthday - Martin Lawrence, born in Frankfurt am Main, West Germany, comedian, actor, producer, director, appeared in his own hit series, Martin on FOX

1965 Event - West German Bondsdag extends war crimes retribution

1965 Event - Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany

1965 Birthday - Molly Van Nostrand, born in West lslip, New York, tennis star

1965 Birthday - Eric Jelen, West Germany, tennis star

1965 Event - West Germany ceases military aid to Tanzania

1965 Event - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-14

1965 Event - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 34-14

1964 Event - East Germany government allows short visits to West Germany

1964 Birthday - Alison Wyeth, Isle West Middlesex England, 1.5k/5k runner

1964 Birthday - Michael Gross, born in West Germany, swimmer, Olympic-2 world records-1984

1964 Event - West Germany seeks talks with Czechoslovakia

1964 Birthday - Heike Henkel, born in West Germany, world record indoor high jumper 1992

1964 Birthday - Paul Parker, born in West Ham, London, athlete, soccer player, commentator, critical player at 1990 World Cup with England, manager, Blue Square Premier League

1964 Birthday - Hans Schwaier, West Germany, tennis star

1964 Event - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 27-24

1964 Event - 14th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-107 at Boston

1964 Event - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-17

1963 Event - Berlin Wall opens for 1st time to West Berliners

1963 Event - West and East Berlin sign accord about travel rules

1963 Birthday - Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, born in West Germany, tennis star

1963 Birthday - Allyson Rice-Taylor, Huntington, West Virginia, actress, As the World Turns

1963 Birthday - Mike Veletta, cricketer, West Aussie opening bat, 8 Tests for Australia

1963 Event - Ludwig Erhard follows Conrad Adenauer as West German Chancellor

1963 Event - West German Chancellor Adenauer condemns western grain shipments to U.S.S.R.

1963 Birthday - Thomas Bohrer, U.S. West Islip, New York, rower 1992 Olympics

1963 Death - Sharon Lynn, actress (Way Out West, Big Broadcast), dies at 53

1963 Event - Indonesia takes control of Irian Jaya (west New Guinea) from Netherlands

1963 Birthday - Phil Simmons, cricketer, West Indian opening batsman

1963 Event - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 21-14

1963 Event - NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-20

1962 Birthday - Tonja Walker, Huntington, West Virginia, actress, Alex-One Life to Live

1962 Event - French president De Gaulle visits West Germany

1962 Birthday - Sylvie Rauch, born in Munich, West Germany, nude model/actress

1962 Event - West Side Story soundtrack album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 54 weeks which is more than 20 weeks longer than any other album

1962 Event - 34th Academy Awards - "West Side Story," Sophia Loren and Max Schell win

1962 Event - 28 refugees escape from East to West Germany

1962 Event - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-30

1962 Death - Ernie Kovacs, comedian, dies in a car crash in West LA, at 42

1962 Birthday - Richie Richardson, cricketer, elegant West Indian batsman 1983-95

1962 Event - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 47-27

1961 Event - East and West Cameroon merge as Federal Republic of Cameroon

1961 Birthday - Anne White, Charleston, West Virginia, tennis, Wore spandex in '85 Wimbledon

1961 Event - CDU loses West German election

1961 Event - East Germany imposed new curbs on travel between West and East Berlin

1961 Event - East Germany begins erecting 5' high wall along the border with the west to replace the barbed wire put up Aug 13

1961 Event - U.S. vice-president Lyndon B. Johnson visits West Berlin

1961 Event - 250,000 West Berliners demonstrate against East Berlin

1961 Birthday - Ed West, NFL tight end, Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons

1961 Event - East Germany limits traffic to West Berlin

1961 Event - Russian ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev defects to west in Frankfurt

1961 Event - Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West in Paris

1961 Death - Wilf Ferguson, cricket leg spinner (34 wickets for West Indies), dies

1961 Birthday - Eva Pfaff, West Germany, tennis star

1961 Event - Mackay and Kline hang on for 100 minutes for cricket draw vs West Indies

1961 Event - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 35-31

1960 Event - Auschwitz commandant Richard Bar arrested in West Germany

1960 Event - Australia vs. West Indies 1st Test Cricket at the Gabba ends in a tie

1960 Birthday - Mark West, NBA center, Detroit Pistons

1960 Event - West Germany signs trade agreement with East Germany

1960 Event - East Germany limits access to East-Berlin for West Berliners

1960 Event - East Germany imposes a partial blockade on West Berlin

1960 Birthday - Jurgen Schult, born in West Germany, discus thrower, world record 1986

1960 Event - John F. Kennedy wins primary in West Virginia

1960 Birthday - Gloria von Thurm un Taxis, born in Munich, West Germany, Princess

1960 Event - 10th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 125-115 at Philadelphia

1960 Event - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-21

1959 Event - Snow falling in Lowarai Pass West Pakistan kills 48

1959 Birthday - Sylvia Hanika, Munich West Germany, tennis player, Avon-1982

1959 Birthday - Allison Janney, born in Dayton, Ohio, actress, films include, 'American Beauty', 'Nurse Betty', known for television show 'The West Wing'

1959 Event - 1st World Series game played west of St. Louis (in LA)

1959 Birthday - Andreas Wisniewski, born in Berlin, West Germany, actor, Living Daylights

1959 Event - "West Side Story" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 734 performances

1959 Birthday - Charles Hendry, born in West Sussex, England, politician, Conservative Member of Parliament for Wealden

1959 Event - West Germany introduces 5 day work week

1959 Birthday - Yvonne D. Cagle, born in West Point, New York, MD/astronaut

1959 Event - 21st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: California beats West Virginia 71-70

1959 Event - West Indies all out 76 vs. Pakistan at Dacca, Fazal Mahmood 6-34

1959 Birthday - Lea Antonoplis, West Covina Cat, tennis star

1959 Event - NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 28-21

1958 Event - Fergie Gupte takes 9-102 with leggies vs. West Indies at Kanpur

1958 Birthday - Tim Robbins, born in West Covina, California, actor, Bull Durham, Shawshank Redemption

1958 Event - KLM Superconstellation crashes west of Ireland, killing 99

1958 Birthday - Shelly West, born in Cleveland, Ohio, country singer, Red Hot, West by West

1958 Event - West German parliament desires German atomic weapons

1958 Event - 1st presentation of West Point's Sylvanus Thayer Award

1958 Birthday - Andreas Maurer, West Germany, tennis star

1958 Event - West Indies cricket declare at stumps score of 3-790 decl vs. Pakistan

1958 Event - West Indies 1-504 in reply to Pakistan 328, day 3 of 3rd Test Cricket

1958 Event - Hanif Mohammad completes 337 in 970 minutes vs. West Indies

1958 Event - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-7

1957 Event - Willy Brandt elected mayor of West Berlin

1957 Event - Passenger train and oil train crash in Gambar West Pakistan, 300 die

1957 Birthday - Craig Lefferts, born in Munich, West Germany, professional baseball player, played for Chicago Cubs, relief pitcher, pitching coach for Vancouver Canadians

1957 Event - "West Side Story" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 734 performances

1957 Event - Bernstein and Sondheim's musical "West Side Story," premieres in New York City

1957 Event - Musical "West Side Story," opens on Broadway

1957 Event - Adenauers CDU wins parliamentary election in West Germany

1957 Birthday - Bernhard Langer, born in Anhausen, West Germany, professional golfer, two-time Masters champion, ranked as the world's first official number one player in 1986

1957 Birthday - Peter Webb, New Zealand cricketer, batsman against West Indies 1980

1957 Birthday - Clyde Butts, cricketer, West Indies off-spinner late eighties

1957 Event - Tom Graveney scores 258 vs. West Indies at Trent Bridge

1957 Birthday - Bruce Plummer, born in Seattle, Washington Canadian Tour golfer, 1994 West Coast

1957 Event - New York City Mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the Giants and Dodgers about the proposed move to the west coast

1957 Event - NL approves Brooklyn Dodgers' and New York Giants' move to west coast

1957 Event - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 19-10

1956 Event - AL President Will Harridge bars Washington Senators move to West Coast, unless unanimously approved by the other AL owners

1956 Birthday - Sandra Guiboard, born in U.S. AFB West Germany, actress, Donna-One Life to Live

1956 Event - Bundesverfassungsgericht bans KPD in West Germany

1956 Birthday - Ulrike Meyfarth, Frankfurt, West Germany, high jumper, Gold Medal 1972 Olympics

1956 Birthday - Lori West, born in Denver, Colorado, LPGA golfer, 1994 State Farm-5th

1956 Birthday - Janet Anderson, born in West Sunbury, Pennsylvania, LPGA golfer, 1982 U.S. Women's Open

1956 Event - NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 31-30

1956 Birthday - Ann Magnuson, Charleston, West Virginia, actress, Anything But Love, Hunger

1955 Birthday - Melanie Chartoff, West Haven, Connecticut, actress, Fridays, Parker Lewis

1955 Birthday - Uwe Benter, born in West Germany, coxsman, Gold Medal 1972 Olympics

1955 Event - 1st West German officers sworn in

1955 Death - Tom Powers, actor (Station West, Destination Moon), dies at 65

1955 Birthday - Gary Streeter, born in Hampshire, England, educated at King's College London, Member of Parliament for South West Devon

1955 Birthday - Patti Weaver, West Virginia, actress, Days of our Life, Gina-Young and Restless

1955 Event - Australia score 8-758 vs. West Indies at Kingston, their best ever

1955 Event - West Europe Union established

1955 Event - West Germany joins NATO

1955 Event - West Germany granted full sovereignty by 3 occupying powers

1955 Event - West German unions protest for 40-hour work week and more wages

1955 Birthday - Henry Bellingham, born in Cheltenham, England, politician, Conservative Party, Member of Parliament for North West Norfolk

1955 Event - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-19

1955 Event - WEAT (now WPEC) TV channel 12 in West Palm Beach, Florida (CBS) begins

1954 Birthday - Sylvester Clarke, cricketer, West Indian fast bowler and brick-thrower

1954 Event - West Germany joins NATO

1954 Event - West Germany joins North Atlantic Treaty Organization

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

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

1954 Event - Theodor Heuss re-elected president of West Germany

1954 Event - West Germany beats Hungary 3-2 for soccer's 5th World Cup in Bern

1954 Birthday - Bob Beauchemin, Winnipeg, Canada, golfer, West Coast Open-1982, 83

1954 Birthday - Dagmar Wohrl, born in West Germany, Miss Germany, 1977

1954 Birthday - Ulrich Walter, born in West Germany, cosmonaut

1954 Birthday - Sheik Faoud Ahamul Bacchus, cricketer, West Indian bat late 70's

1954 Event - NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-9

1953 Event - West Germany applies to NATO

1953 Event - Conrad Adenauer elected West German chancellor

1953 Event - Allied forces form West Germany

1953 Event - Adenauers CDU wins elections in West Germany

1953 Birthday - Klaus-Dietrich Flade, born in West Germany, cosmonaut, Soyuz TM-14

1953 Birthday - Cornel West, American Educator

1953 Birthday - Diana Canova, West Palm Beach, Florida, actress, Corrine-Soap

1953 Birthday - George Brett, born in Glen Dale, West Virginia, Kansas City Royal 3rd baseman, 1980 AL MVP

1953 Event - Earthquake strikes West Turkey, 250 die

1953 Event - West Germany loses in soccer to Netherlands, 2-1

1953 Birthday - Colin Croft, cricketer, West Indian fast bowler 1977-82

1953 Birthday - Riccardo Chailly, born in Milan, Italy, conductor, West Berlin Symphony Orchestra

1953 Birthday - Stephen D. Thorne, born in Frankfurt-on-Main, West Germany, Lieutenant Commander USN/astronaut

1952 Birthday - Joel Garner, cricketer, two-metre West Indian pace bowler 1977-87

1952 Birthday - Joel Garner, born in Christ Church, Barbados, right-handed, fast bowler, nicknamed 'Big Bird', West Indian cricketer, played 1979 Cricket World Cup, 1983 Cricket World Cup

1952 Event - West German Chancellor Adenauer signs a reparation pact for Jews

1952 Birthday - Herbert Chang, West Indian cricket batsman, 1979

1952 Birthday - Andy Fraser, born in Paddington, West London, pianist, guitarist, songwriter, played bass for Free, composed "All Right Now", wrote hits for Robert Palmer, Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker

1952 Event - Darius Milhaud's "West Point Suite," premieres

1952 Birthday - David Amess, born in London, England, British politician, Conservative, Member of Parliament for Southend West

1952 Birthday - William Kirby Cullen, born in Santa Ana, California, actor, How the West Was Won

1952 Birthday - Vivian Richards, West Indian master blaster

1952 Event - Helgoland, in North Sea, returned to West Germany by Britain

1952 Event - Test debut of Richie Benaud, vs. West Indies at the SCG

1952 Event - Australia beat West Indies by one wicket at the MCG, last stand 38

1951 Event - West Indies defeat Australia by 6 wkts on 3rd day of 3rd Test Cricket

1951 Event - Australia cricket all out 82 vs. West Indies at Adelaide

1951 Birthday - Bernie Ruoff, West Germany, CFL kicker, Winnipeg, Hamilton

1951 Birthday - Selina Scott, TV newscaster, West 57th

1951 Birthday - Gordon Greenidge, cricketer, great West Indian opener 1974-91

1951 Birthday - John Battle, born in Bradford, England, politician, Labor Party, Member of Parliament for Leeds West, attended University of Leeds

1951 Event - France, West Germany and Benelux form European Steel and Coal Community

1951 Event - 1st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-94 at Boston

1951 Birthday - Manfred Schumann, born in West Germany, bobsled, Olympic-silver/bronze-1976

1950 Birthday - Inge Helten, born in West Germany, sprinter 1976 Olympics bronze

1950 Birthday - Annegret Richter-Irrang, born in West Germany, sprinter, Gold Medal 1972 Olympics

1950 Event - Western allies rearm West Germany

1950 Event - West Berlin granted a constitution

1950 Event - International Olympic Committee votes admission to West Germany and Japan in '52

1950 Event - West Germany and Japan readmitted to International Amateur Athletic Federation

1950 Event - West Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England

1950 Birthday - Rosi Mittermaier, born in West Germany, slalom/downhill 1976 Olympics gold

1950 Event - West Indies beat England by 326 runs thanks Ramadhin and Valentine

1950 Birthday - Dagmar Krause, born in West Germany, singer, Henry Cow, Art Bears

1950 Birthday - Riff West, rock bassist, Molly Hatchet

1950 Birthday - Brad Dourif, West Virginia, actor, Ragtime, Eyes of Laura Mars, Fatal Beauty

1950 Birthday - Glyn Ford, born in Gloucester, England, politician, author, Labor Party, member of Gibraltar Socialist Labor Party, Member of European Parliament for South West England, expert on Asia, wrote, 'North Korea on the Brink: Struggle for Survival'

1949 Birthday - Basil Williams, cricketer, century on debut for West Indies 1978

1949 Event - Federal Republic of [West] Germany created under 3-power occupation

1949 Event - Theodor Heuss elected 1st president, Conrad Adenauer 1st Prime Minister of West Germany

1949 Birthday - Albert West, Dutch singer, Dumb Willie

1949 Birthday - Stephen Burleigh, Wheeling, West Virginia, actor, Love and Betrayal, Afterburn

1949 Birthday - Hildegard Falck, born in West Germany, 800m runner, Gold Medal 1972 Olympics

1949 Event - Federal Republic of [West] Germany proclaimed (Republic Day)

1949 Birthday - Nick Rahall, born in Beckley, West Virginia, Representative-D-West Virginia 1977 -

1949 Event - West begins Berlin Airlift to get supplies around Soviet blockade

1949 Event - West German constitution approved

1949 Birthday - Joyce DeWitt, born in Wheeling, West Virginia, actress, Janet Wood-Three's Company

1949 Birthday - Alvin Kallicharran, cricketer, wonderful West Indies LHB 1972-81

1948 Event - Soviets blockades Berlin from west

1948 Event - U.S.S.R. blocks access road to West Berlin

1948 Event - Andy Ganteaume scores 112 for West Indies in only Test Cricket innings

1947 Birthday - Tessa Jowell, born in Marylebone, England, politician, Member of Parliament for Dulwich and West Norwood, Cabinet Minister

1947 Event - Pakistan, formerly West Pakistan, declares independence from UK

1947 Event - Tornadoes striking West Texas and Oklahoma kill 169, injuring 1,300

1947 Birthday - Ian Gomm, born in Chiswick, West London, songwriter, singer, guitarist, considered 'Best Rhythm Guitarist' by New Musical Express Magagine, 1971

1947 Birthday - Heidemarie Rosendahl, born in West Germany, long jumper, Gold Medal 1972 Olympics

1947 Birthday - Thomas R. Carper, born in Beckley, West Virginia, Representative-D-Delaware 1983 - 2001, Senator-D-Delaware 2001 -

1947 Event - 1st commercial TV station west of Mississippi opens, Hollywood CA

1946 Event - West German state of Niedersachsen formed

1946 Birthday - Richard "Dick" N Richards, Key West, USN/astr, STS-28, 41, 50, 64

1946 Birthday - Daria Semegen, born in Bambery, West German, composer, classical music, electronic music genres, Fulbright Fellow

1946 Birthday - Steve Bucknor, cricketer, West Indian Test umpire, FIFA referee

1945 Birthday - Roger Lee Jones, West Virginia, child molester, FBI Most Wanted List

1945 Birthday - Leslie West, Weinstein, rocker, Mountain-Mississippi Queen

1945 Birthday - Vanburn Holder, cricketer, West Indian pace bowler of 70's

1945 Birthday - Wim Wenders, West German director, American Friend, Hammett

1945 Event - U.S. destroyer Underhill torpedoed West of Guam

1945 Event - Day of Unity in West Germany, National Day

1945 Birthday - Richard Eyers, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, My Friend Irma, Stagecoach West

1945 Event - Nazi occupiers forbid food transport to West (The Netherlands)

1945 Event - West Africa 82nd division occupies Myohaung, Burma

1945 Event - Allies land on west coast of Burma, conquer Akyab

1944 Birthday - Erhard Keller, born in West Germany, 500m speed skater, Gold Medal 1968, 1972 Olympics

1944 Event - U.S. Army announces end of excluding Japanese-Americans from West Coast

1944 Birthday - Liesel Westermann, born in West Germany, discus thrower, Silver Medal 1968 Olympics

1944 Birthday - Carol Cole, West Medford Massachusetts, actress, Ellie-Grady

1944 Event - RAF bombs West Kapelse

1944 Birthday - Gunhild Hoffmeister, born in West Germany, 800m/1500m runner, Silver Medal 1972 Olympics

1944 Birthday - Michael Obst, born in West Germany, coxsman 1960 Olympics gold

1943 Birthday - Dickey Betts, West Palm Beach, Florida, guitarist, Allman Bros-Ramblin' Man

1943 Birthday - Orton Enderlein, born in West Germany, luge 1964 Olympic gold

1943 Birthday - Robert Jay Sigel, Narberth, Pennsylvania, PGA golfer, 1994 GTE West Classic

1943 Birthday - Jon Andrew McBride, Charleston, West Virginia, Captain USN/astronaut, STS-41G

1943 Birthday - Deryck Murray, cricket wicket-keeper, West Indian 1963-80

1943 Birthday - Alan Mollohan, born in Fairmont, West Virginia, Representative-D-West Virginia 1983 -

1943 Birthday - Maurice Foster, cricketer, West Indies batsman of 70's

1943 Birthday - Rick West, Richard Westwood, rocker, Brian Poole and Tremeloes

1943 Birthday - Conchata Ferrell, born in Charleston, West Virginia, actress, Deadly Hero, Susan-LA Law

1943 Birthday - Marika Kilius, born in West Germany, ice skating pair, Olympics silver 1960, 64

1943 Birthday - Brenda Scott, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, actress, Midge-Road West

1942 Event - West Indies chocolate/coffee drop above Netherland

1942 Birthday - Tracey Walter, born in Jersey City, New Jersey, actor, Best of the West

1942 Birthday - Ingrid Becker, born in West Germany, long jumper/relayer, Gold Medals 1968, 1972 Olympics

1942 Birthday - Hans-Joachim Klein, born in West Germany, 100m swimmer 1964 Olympics bronze

1942 Birthday - Chris Sarandon, West Virginia, actor, Child's Play, Dog Day Afternoon, Lipstick

1942 Birthday - Keith Hellawell, Chief Constable, West Yorkshire

1942 Birthday - Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Due West, South Carolina, news reporter, McNeil-Lehrer

1941 Birthday - Charlie McCoy, born in Oak Hill, West Virginia, harmonica player, Hee Haw

1941 Birthday - John Butterfill, born in Kingston upon Thames, England, politician, Conservative Party, Member of Parliament Bournemouth West

1941 Birthday - David Selby, born in Morgantown, West Virginia, actor, 'Falcon Crest' and 'Flamingo Road'

1940 Death - Nathanael West, Weinstein, U.S. writer (Cool Million), dies at 37

1940 Event - Bradman scores 135 in a non-Shield match for SA vs. West Australia

1939 Birthday - Norman West, U.S. singer, Soul Children, Hearsay, Give 'em Love

1939 Birthday - John R West, rock guitarist, Gary Lewis and Playboys-This Diamond Ring

1939 Birthday - Ronald Hadfield, chief constable, West Midlands England

1939 Birthday - Bernie Casey, born in Wyco, West Virginia, actor, Boxcar Bertha, Rent-a-Cop

1939 Birthday - Richard Beymer, Avoca, Iowa, actor, West Side Story, Diary of Anne Frank

1938 Birthday - Leonard Frey, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Best of West, Mr. Smith

1938 Birthday - Brunhilde Hendrix, born in West Germany, relay runner 1960 Olympics silver

1938 Birthday - Bill Withers, Slab Fork, West Virginia, rhythm and blues singer, Lean on Me

1938 Birthday - Chester Watson, West Indian cricket fast bowler, early 60s

1938 Birthday - Jerry West, born in Cheylan, West Virginia, NBA superstar, Los Angeles Lakers, Gold Medal 1960 Olympics

1938 Birthday - Lory Patrick, born in Beckley, West Virginia, actress, Trina-Tales of Welles Fargo

1937 Event - Mae West performs Adam and Eve skit that gets her banned from NBC radio

1937 Birthday - Emile Ford, born in Saint Lucia, West Indies, rocker, singer, guitarist, produced UK chart-topper 'What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?,' recorded for Pye Records

1937 Birthday - Tony Anthony, Clarksburg, West Virginia, actor, Treasure of 4 Crowns

1937 Birthday - Wesley Hall, West indian/British politician

1937 Birthday - George Thoma, born in West Germany, cross country ski jumper 1960 Olympics gold

1937 Birthday - Jay Rockefeller, born in New York City, New York, Governor of West Virginia 1977 - 1985, Senator-D-West Virginia 1985 -

1937 Birthday - David Allan, cricketer, West Indian wicketkeeper 1962-66

1937 Birthday - Peter Lashley, cricketer, 4 Tests for West Indies 1960-66

1936 Birthday - Marva Nettles Collins, educator, west side preparatory school

1936 Event - 112 degrees F (44 degrees C) at Martinsburg, West Virginia (state record

1936 Birthday - Reiner Klimke, born in West Germany, equestrian dressage 1984 Olympics gold

1935 Birthday - Rohan Kanhai, cricketer, one of West Indies' finest batsmen

1935 Birthday - Douglas Marland, West Sand Lake, New York, soap opera writer, General Hospital

1935 Birthday - Robert Conrad, Conrad R Falk, Chicago, actor, Wild Wild West

1935 Birthday - Paul Flynn, born in Cardiff, Wales, born Paul Philip Flynn, politician, Labor Party, Member of Parliament for Newport West

1934 Event - Fokker F18 Snip flies to Netherlands West Indies

1934 Birthday - Alan Ridout, born in West Wickham, England, composer, teacher, professor Royal College of Music, worked with Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra, prolific instrumental and choral music composer

1934 Birthday - Martin Charnin, Broadway lyricist, Annie, West Side Story

1934 Birthday - Ramon Sender, born in Madrid, Spain, composer, co-founder, San Francisco Tape Music Center, co-designed the first west coast synthesizer, the Buchla Box

1934 Birthday - Timothy West, born in Yorkshire, England, actor, Masada

1934 Birthday - Lance Gibbs, cricketer, prolific West Indian off-spinner, 309 wickets

1934 Birthday - Carol Lawrence, Illinois, dancer/actress, West Side Story

1934 Birthday - Helga Haase, born in West Germany, 500m speed skater 1960 Olympics gold

1933 Birthday - Jackie Hendriks, cricketer, West Indian wicket-keeper of 60's

1933 Birthday - Garnett Mimms, born in Ashland, West Virginia, singer, songwriter, record producer, worked with Bert Berns, Jimi Hendrix, recorded on MGM, Verve Records, funk, rhythm and blues music

1933 Birthday - Wilfried Dietrich, born in West Germany, super-heavyweight 1960 Olympics gold

1933 Birthday - George Chakiris, born in Norwood, Ohio, actor, West Side Story

1933 Birthday - Reiner Kunze, born in Oelsnitz, Germany, writer, dissident of the German Democratic Republic, book, 'The Lovely Years', published in West Germany

1933 Birthday - Tony Brown, Charleston, West Virginia, newsman, Tony Brown's Journal

1933 Birthday - Chita Rivera, Washington D.C., actress, West Side Story, Sweet Charity

1932 Birthday - Dottie West, born in Nashville, Tennessee, country singer, Here Comes My Baby

1932 Birthday - Dottie West, country singer

1932 Birthday - Anne Francis, Ossining, New York, actress, Honey West, Pancho Villa

1932 Event - Englishman James Mollisson is 1st to fly east to west over Atlantic

1932 Birthday - Ann Harding, U.S., actress, East is West, Janie

1932 Birthday - John P. Murtha, born in New Martinsville, West Virginia, Representative-D-Pennsylvania 1974 -

1932 Birthday - Conrad Hunte, cricketer, great West Indian opener 1958-66

1931 Birthday - Rita Moreno, Rosa Dolores Alverio, Humacao PR, West Side Story

1931 Death - Thomas A. Edison, inventor, dies in West Orange, New Jersey, at 84

1931 Event - 1st photoelectric cell installed commercially West Haven Ct

1931 Event - West Indies beat Australia for the 1st time, by 30 runs at SCG

1930 Event - 6 West europe lands signs Convention of Oslo

1930 Event - Start of the 1st Australia vs. West Indies Test (at Adelaide)

1930 Birthday - Phyllis Curtin, Clarksburg, West Virginia, soprano, New York City Opera

1930 Birthday - David Huddleston, Vinton, Virginia, actor, How the West Was Won

1930 Birthday - Page Johnson, West Virginia, actress, Passages from Finnegan's Wake

1930 Birthday - Anne Francis, born in Ossining, New York, actress, Honey West, Forbidden Planet

1930 Birthday - Alf Valentine, cricketer, great West Indian lefty spinner

1930 Birthday - Stephen Sondheim, born in New York City, lyricist, West Side Story, Company

1930 Event - West Indies make 1st Test Cricket win, by 289 runs over England

1929 Birthday - George H Crumb, Charleston, West Virginia, composer, Pulitzer 1968-Echoes of Time

1929 Birthday - Anneliese Kuppers, born in West Germany, equestrian dressage, Silver Meda 1956 Olympics

1929 Birthday - Alfred Binns, West Indian cricket wicketkeeper, 1953-56

1929 Birthday - Harris W. Fawell, born in West Chicago, Illinois, Representative-R-Illinois 1985 - 1999

1929 Death - John Ebenezer West, composer, dies at 65

1929 Event - Erich Maria Remarques publishes "Im West nieces Neues" in Berlin

1928 Event - Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of "West End blues"

1928 Birthday - Adam West, born in Walla Walla Wash, actor, Batman, Last Precinct

1928 Event - Hurricane hits West Palm Beach-Lake Okeechobee Florida; 3,000 die

1928 Event - Mae West's New York City debut in a daring new play "Diamond Lil"

1928 Birthday - Paul Dooley, Parkensburg, West Virginia, actor, 16 Candles, Strange Brew, Wedding

1928 Birthday - Harold Prince, U.S. producer/director, West Side Story, Evita

1927 Birthday - Liselott Linsenhoff, born in West Germany, equestrian, Gold Medal 1972 Olympics

1927 Event - 1st flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii

1927 Birthday - John Gilbert, born in England, Labor Party, Member of Parliament for Dudley East, life peer as Baron Gilbert, of Dudley in the County of West Midlands

1927 Birthday - Peter Marshall, born in Huntington, West Virginia, TV game show host, Hollywood Squares

1927 Event - Communist uprising in West Java

1926 Birthday - Dagmar, Huntington, West Virginia, actress, Broadway's Open House

1926 Event - Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) uprising in Bantam West Java

1926 Birthday - John Ericson, Dusseldorf Germany, actor, Sam Bolt-Honey West

1926 Birthday - Webb Pierce, born in West Monroe, Louisiana, country singer, Ozark Jubilee

1926 Birthday - Harry Dean Stanton, born in West Irvine, Kentucky, actor, Alien, Cool Hand Luke

1926 Event - Commencement of the West Indies' 1st Test cricket match, at Lord's

1926 Birthday - Hans-Jochen Vogel, leader of West Germany's Social Democrats, SPD

1925 Event - 1st East West football game at Ewing Park before 25,000 fans

1925 Birthday - Ossi Reichert, born in West Germany, giant slalom 1956 Olympics gold

1925 Birthday - Jimmy Dickens, Bolt, West Virginia, country singer, Grand Ole Opry

1925 Birthday - Dick Van Dyke, born in West Plains, Missouri, actor, Rob Petrie-Dick Van Dyke Show

1925 Birthday - Gore Vidal, born in West Point, New York, author, Myra Breckinridge, Lincoln

1925 Birthday - Kenneth M Stewart, euro MP for Merseyside West

1925 Birthday - Rod Steiger, born in West Hampton, New York, actor, Illustrated Man, Pawnbroker

1925 Birthday - Elizabeth Wilson, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, actor, Doc, East Side/West Side

1925 Birthday - Everton Weekes, West Indian cricket player

1924 Birthday - Kenneth J. Gray, born in West Frankfort, Illinois, Representative-D-Illinois 1955 - 1975, 1985-

1924 Birthday - Hannelore Weygrand, born in West Germany, equestrian dressage, Silver Medal 1956 Olympics

1924 Birthday - Antonio Jacinto, Portuguese West Africa, Angolan poet

1924 Birthday - Simpson Guillen, cricketer, wicket-keeper for West Indies and New Zealand

1924 Birthday - Don Knotts, born in Morgantown, West Virginia, actor, Amdy Griffth Show, 3's Company

1924 Event - 119 die in Benwood West Virginia coal mine disaster

1923 Birthday - John McKay, West Virginia, football coach, USC, Tampa Bay, 5 time Rose Bowl champ

1923 Birthday - Samuel Selvon, born in Trinidad, author, writer-in-residence, University of Calgary, Canada, wrote 'The Lonely Londoners', focusing on West Indians' immigration to Britain, cultural differences

1923 Event - Wembley Stadium opens-Bolton Wanderers vs West Ham United (FA Cup)

1923 Birthday - Joanne Dru, Logan, West Virginia, actress, Guestwood Ho, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

1922 Birthday - Nyron Sultan Asgarali, cricketer, West Indian opening bat 1957

1922 Birthday - John West, vice chancellor, Bradford University

1921 Birthday - Hawkshaw Hawkins, Huntington, West Virginia, country singer, Ozark Jubilee

1921 Event - Oldest radio station west of Mississippi River licensed in Greeley Co

1921 Event - West Virginia imposes 1st state sales tax

1921 Birthday - Alexander Harman, born in Athens, West Virginia, judge, United States Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia 1969 - 1979

1921 Birthday - Bernie Leighton, West Haven, Connecticut, orchestra leader, Chance of a Lifetime

1920 Birthday - Douglas Dick, Charlestown, West Virginia, actor, Carl-Waterfront

1920 Birthday - Peter West, British sports commentator

1920 Birthday - Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist, Klimbim

1920 Birthday - Ross Martin, born in Grodek, Poland, actor, Mr Lucky, Wild Wild West

1920 Birthday - Roger Price, born in Charleston, West Virginia, actor and writer, Who's There, Droodles

1919 Birthday - Alan Lisette, cricketer, New Zealand slow left-armer vs West Indies 1956

1919 Birthday - Liberace, West Allis WI, pianist, Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman

1919 Birthday - [Wladziu Valentino] Liberace, West Allis Wisconsin, pianist

1919 Birthday - John Goddard, cricketer, West Indian all-rounder 1948-57

1918 Event - Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in New York City

1918 Birthday - Leonard Bernstein, Lawrence, Massachusetts, conductor and composer, West Side Story

1918 Birthday - Arthur Laurents, born in New York City, playwright, West Side Story, Gypsy

1918 Birthday - C B Bertie Clarke, cricketer, Barbados and West Indian leg-spinner

1917 Birthday - Wilf Ferguson, cricket leg-spinner, West Indian of post-WWII years

1917 Event - Boys Town founded by Father Edward Flanagan west of Omaha Neb

1917 Birthday - William Hardy McNeill, historian, Rise of the West

1917 Birthday - Robert Bray, Kalispell Mont, actor, Corey-Lassie, Stagecoach West

1917 Birthday - Al "Lash" La Rue, cowboy actor, Black Lash, Lash of the West

1917 Birthday - Al "Lash" LaRue, born in Gretna, Louisiana, actor, Lash of the West, Wyatt Earp

1917 Event - U.S. purchases Danish West Indies for $25M and renames them Virgin Islands

1917 Birthday - Harry West, Unionist party leader, Unionist

1917 Birthday - Walter Hendl, West New York, New Jersey, conductor

1916 Event - Denmark cedes Danish West Indies, including the Virgin Islands, to the U.S. for $25 million

1916 Birthday - Eleanor Steber, born in Wheeling, West Virginia, soprano, Metropolitan Opera-1940

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

1916 Birthday - Morris West, Australian Writer

1916 Event - Battle of Verdun - German attack on Mort-Homme ridge, West of Verdun

1915 Event - Germany surrenders South West Africa to Union of South Africa

1915 Death - James Hutton Brew, Pioneer of West African Journalism, dies

1915 Birthday - Raymond Emery, cricketer, New Zealand Test batsman vs West Indies 1952

1915 Birthday - Alvy West, born in Brooklyn, New York, orchestra leader, Andy Williams Show

1914 Birthday - Winston Place, cricketer, England opener in West Indies 1948

1914 Event - South African troops land in German South West Africa

1914 Birthday - Robert Wise, director, Day the Earth Stood Still, West Side Story

1914 Event - 181 die in coal mine collapse at Eccles, West Virginia

1912 Birthday - Josef Neckermann, born in West Germany, equestrian dressage, Gold Medal 1968 Olympics

1912 Birthday - Victor Reuther, Wheeling, West Virginia, labor leader

1911 Birthday - Frank Devol, Moundsville, West Virginia, orchestra leader, I'm Dickens He's Fenster

1911 Birthday - Karl AF Schiller, West German economist/SPD-minister

1911 Event - Omar N Bradley (18) begins education in West Point

1911 Event - Pandora becomes 1st 2-man sailboat to round Cape Horn west to east

1910 Birthday - Irene Hervey, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Aunt Meg-Honey West

1910 Birthday - Sharon Lynn, born in Weatherford, Texas, actress, Way Out West, Big Broadcast

1910 Birthday - Irmgard Keun, West German writer, Das kunstseidene Madchen

1909 Birthday - Roy Reuther, Wheeling, West Virginia, labor leader

1909 Birthday - Bernhard Grzimek, zoologist, West Germany

1908 Birthday - Frank Ferguson, California, actor, Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal

1907 Birthday - Dorothy West, U.S. journalist/author, Living is Easy

1906 Event - Heavy storm ravages Dutch west coast

1905 Event - David Belasco's "Girl of Golden West," premieres in New York City

1904 Birthday - Ellis Achong, cricketer, West Indian SLA, 8 wickets in 6 Tests

1904 Event - Herero people of South West Africa, now Namibia, begin uprising

1903 Birthday - Nathanael West, American novelist, Day of the Locusts

1903 Event - Frederick Lugard occupies Sokoto West Africa

1903 Birthday - Rex Lease, West Virginia, actor, Fast Bullets, Sunny Skies, Custer's Last Stand

1903 Event - Frederick Lugard occupies Kano West Africa

1902 Birthday - Jack Ingram, Illinois, actor, 2 Stars, Law of the West, Roaring Westward

1901 Birthday - Walter Hallstein, West German politician, CDU, Hallstein doctrine

1901 Birthday - Fuzzy Knight, Fairmont, West Virginia, actor, Oklahoma Annie, Cowby and the Lady

1901 Birthday - Alfred West, champion cyclist/record hair splitter, 17 splits

1900 Birthday - John Longden, West Indies, actor, Man From Interpol

1900 Birthday - Don Redman, Piedmont, West Virginia, orchestra leader, Sugar Hill Times

1899 Birthday - Guy Wilkerson, Texas, actor, Dead or Alive, West of Texas, Shootin' Iron

1899 Birthday - Gustav Heinemann, President of West Germany

1899 Birthday - Lucie Mannheim, born in Berlin, actress, East Meets West, 39 Steps

1897 Birthday - Ed Baker, Davis, West Virginia, actor, Keystone Kops

1897 Birthday - Lucius du Bignon Clay, U.S., general, WW II, gov, West Germany

1896 Birthday - Teddy Hoad, cricketer, pioneering West Indian Test batsman

1896 Event - British troops occupy Kumasi, West Africa

1895 Birthday - Kurt Schumacher, co-founder/president West German SDP

1894 Event - 1st midwestern football team to play on west coast, University of Chicago defeats Stanford 24-4 at Palo Alto, California in football

1894 Event - French Captain Henri Decoeurs troops reach Nikki West Africa

1894 Birthday - John S. Knight, West Virginia, publisher, Knight-Rider

1894 Birthday - Heinrich Lubke, West German president, 1959-69

1893 Event - Shaku Soen is 1st Zen teacher to visit the West (Chicago)

1893 Birthday - Al "Fuzzy" St. John, born in Santa Ana California, actor, Lash of the West

1893 Event - 1st movie close-up, of a sneeze, Edison studio, West Orange, New Jersey

1893 Event - Thomas Edison complete's worlds 1st movie studio in West Orange, New Jersey

1892 Birthday - Rebecca West, Cicely Isabel Fairfield, English author

1892 Birthday - Rebecca West, Cicily I F Andrews, English author, Meaning of Treason

1892 Birthday - Billy West, Russia, actor, Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy

1892 Birthday - Mae West, Brooklyn, actress, Go Up and See Her Sometime, Klondike Annie

1892 Birthday - Kathleen Harrison, actress, Fast Lady, Big Money, West 11

1891 Event - A Hatfield marries a McCoy, ends long feud in West Virginia it started with an accusation of pig-stealing and lasted 20 years

1891 Event - French troops under captain Archinard occupy Diena West Sudan

1890 Event - 1st Army-Navy football game, Score: Navy 24, Army 0 at West Point

1890 Birthday - Tom Powers, born in Owensboro, Kentucky, actor, Station West, Destination Moon

1890 Event - French troops under Captain Archinard occupy Oussebougou West Sudan

1889 Birthday - Robert [Harriot] Barrat, New York City, actor, Go West, Distant Drums

1888 Event - 1st beauty contest (Spa, Belgium), 18 yr old West Indian wins

1888 Birthday - George Challenor, cricketer, pioneering West Indian batsman

1883 Event - Krakatoa, west of Java, explodes with a force of 1,300 megatons

1883 Event - Buffalo Bill Cody presents 1st wild west show, North Platte, Nebr

1883 Event - Buffalo Bill Cody's 1st wild west show premieres in Omaha

1883 Event - "Buffalo Bill" Cody put on his 1st Wild West Show

1880 Birthday - Oswald Spengler, Germany, philosopher, Decline of West

1877 Event - Henry O. Flipper becomes 1st black graduate at West Point

1875 Event - Natives Sons of the West organized

1875 Birthday - Spencer Charters, born in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, actor, 3 Faces West

1874 Birthday - Herbert Clark Hoover, West Branch Iowa, R, 31st President, 1929-1933

1873 Event - Henry Flipper of Georgia is 2nd black to enter West Point

1873 Event - Canada's North West Mounted Police Force (RCMPF) forms

1872 Birthday - Zane Grey, American West novelist, Riders of the Purple Sage

1870 Event - James W Smith of South Carolina is 1st black to enter West Point

1865 Death - Rene E de Russy, West Indian/US Brigadier-General, dies at about 75

1865 Event - Horace Greeley advises his readers to "Go west young man"

1865 Event - Battle of Columbus and West Point, Georgia (Ft. Tyler)

1864 Event - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia - Federals evacuate in face of Early's advance

1864 Event - Battle of Laurel Hill, West Virginia

1864 Event - General David Hunter takes command of Department of West Virginia

1863 Birthday - John Ebenezer West, composer

1863 Event - Bedford Forrest is assigned to command of West Tennessee

1863 Event - Averell's Raid (on)to Lewisburg, West Virginia

1863 Event - Battle of Charlestown, West Virginia

1863 Event - Grant is given command of Union forces in West

1863 Event - West Virginia admitted as 35th U.S. state

1863 Event - Voters in West Virginia approve gradual emancipation of slaves

1862 Event - President Lincoln signs act admitting West Virginia to Union

1862 Event - Federal troops escape from beleaguered Harpers Ferry West Virginia

1862 Event - Steamer "Golden Gate" burns and sinks off west coast of Mexico

1862 Event - CSS Arkansas vs USS Cardondelet and Queen of the West engage at Yazoo R

1862 Event - Homestead Act becomes law provides cheap land for settlement of West

1862 Event - Battle of Princeton, West Virginia, ends, about 128 casualities

1862 Event - Battle of West Point, Virginia (Eltham's Landing, Barnhamsville)

1862 Event - Swift Run Gap, West Virginia skirmishes

1862 Death - Frederick West Lander, U.S. Union Brigadier-General/poet, dies at 40

1861 Event - West Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virg

1861 Event - West Virginia seceded from Virginia

1861 Event - 1st telegraph line linking West and East coasts completed

1861 Birthday - Frederic Remington, U.S., artist/sculptor of American West

1861 Event - Battle at Cheat Mountain, Elkwater West Virginia

1861 Event - Skirmish at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia

1861 Event - Battle of Hoke's Run, West Virginia - small Union victory

1861 Event - Francis Pierpont is elected provisional governor of West Virginia

1861 Event - West Virginia secedes from Virginia after Virginia secedes from U.S.

1861 Event - Indianola Texas - "Star of West" taken by Confederacy

1861 Event - 1st hostile act of Civil War; Star of West fired on, Sumter, SC

1860 Birthday - Annie Oakley, born in Drake, Ohio, frontierswoman, Buffalo Bill's Wild West

1860 Event - Congress accepts Pre-emption Bill: free land in West for colonists

1855 Event - Commissioners appointed to lay out San Francisco streets west of Larkin

1849 Death - Andreas Michiels, Dutch military Governor of West Sumatra, dies in battle at 52

1848 Event - Slaves freed in Danish West Indies (now U.S. Virgin Islands)

1848 Birthday - Belle Starr [Myra Belle Shirley], U.S. female outlaw, wild west

1846 Event - Beginning of Mormon march to west US

1846 Event - "Oregon Spectator" is 1st newspaper to be published on the West Coast

1846 Event - Mormons leave Nauvoo, Mo for settlement in west

1843 Death - Cornelis PJ Elout, military/president of West Sumatra, dies at 47

1839 Event - Seminoles and black allies shipped from Tampa Bay Florida, to West

1837 Birthday - Stephen D Ramseur, youngest West Pointer to be Major Gen

1831 Event - Edgar Allen Poe removed from West Point military academy

1825 Event - Creek Indian treaty signed. Tribal chiefs agree to turn over all their land in Georgia to the government and migrate west by Sept 1, 1826

1824 Event - Ashantees defeat British at Accra, West Africa

1822 Birthday - Joseph Rodman West, Major General Union volunteers

1822 Event - Congress combined East and West Florida into Florida Territory

1822 Event - Free American Blacks settle Liberia, West Africa

1821 Birthday - Frederick West Lander, Brigadier General Union volunteers

1820 Death - Benjamin West, British painter (Death of General Wolfe), dies at 81

1819 Birthday - Cyrus West Field, financier/success of 1st transatlantic cable

1819 Birthday - Walt Whitman, West Hills, New York, poet, Leaves of Grass

1813 Birthday - Thomas West Sherman, Major General Union Army

1811 Birthday - Horace Greeley, editor, "Go west, young man"

1810 Event - U.S. annexes West Florida from Spain

1810 Birthday - Eliza Von Bretton di Zerega, Danish West Indies, baroness

1804 Birthday - Richard Cobden, West Sussex, founder, Anti-Corn-Law League

1802 Event - U.S. Military Academy officially opens at West Point, New York

1802 Event - U.S. Academy at West Point founded

1802 Event - Law signed to establish U.S. Miltary Academy (West Point, New York)

1797 Event - Trinidad, West Indies surrenders to British

1795 Birthday - Cornelis P J Elout, Dutch military/resident of West Sumatra

1792 Event - Benjamin West (U.S.) becomes president of Royal Academy of London

1786 Event - 1st newspaper published west of Alleghanies, Pitts Gazette

1781 Event - Dutch West Indies island of St. Eustatia taken by British

1780 Event - British Major John Andre reveals Benedict Arnold's plot to betray West Pt

1780 Event - Benedict Arnold gives British Major Andre plans to West Point

1778 Event - George Washington headquarters at West Point for his Continental Army

1773 Event - 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny Mtns completed, Schoenbrunn, OH

1772 Event - Moravian missionary constructs 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny

1772 Event - 1st Protestant church west of Penn (in Ohio) holds communion

1771 Event - West Indian Company and Amsterdam divide up Suriname

1763 Event - George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlement

1762 Event - British take Grenada, West Indies, from French

1755 Birthday - Alexander Hamilton, West Indies, 1st U.S. Secretary of Treasury, face is on the $10 bill

1738 Birthday - Benjamin West, painter, Death of General Wolfe

1683 Event - West Indian Company sells 1/3 of Suriname

1674 Event - 2nd West Indie Company forms

1655 Event - Dutch West Indies Co denies Peter Stuyvesant's desire to exclude Jews from New Amsterdam

1641 Event - West India Company conquerors Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola

1637 Event - WIC-colonel Hans Koin conquerors Fort Elmina, West Africa

1629 Event - Dutch West Indies Co grants religious freedom in West Indies

1621 Event - Dutch West India Company receives charter for "New Netherlands" (NY)

1621 Event - WIC, West Indian Co, under Heeren XIX, founded

1610 Event - Thomas West baron De La Mar appointed as 1st Governor of Virginia colony

1610 Event - Thomas West, Baron de La Mar, is appointed governor of Virginia

1597 Event - Cornelis de Houtman's fleet reaches Bantam, West Java

1595 Death - Francis Drake, English pirate (Porto Bello West Indies), dies at 50

1552 Event - Dutch west coast hit by heavy storm, 100s killed

1551 Event - Dutch west coast hit by hurricane

1519 Event - Pizarro receives royal charter for South American west coast

1492 Event - Columbus' fleet sets sail west

1410 Birthday - John Van Lannoy, Flemish governor of Holland/Zealand/West Frisia

1064 Event - German King Henry IV gives away Utrecht county of West Friesland

988 Death - Dirk II, West Frisian count of Holland

921 Event - Treaty of Bonn: East France and West France recognize each other

476 Event - Romulus Augustulus, last Roman emperor in west, is deposed

476 Event - West Roman Empire formally disbands/emperor Romulus August ousted

421 Event - Flavius Constantine becomes emperor Constantine III of West Roman emp

408 Death - Flavius Stilicho, West Roman field leader (395-408), dies at 48

388 Death - Magnus Maximus, Spanish West Roman Emperor (383-88), executed













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