|Wind Events in History|
2013 Event - In efforts to turn its back on nuclear power, Japan announces plans to build the world's largest offshore wind farm in the Fukushima Prefecture, near the site of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
2003 Death - Rand Brooks, actor/businessman, 'Gone With the Wind', dies at 84
1998 Event - Lyrics to "Candle in the Wind 1997," auctioned for $442,500
1997 Event - Elton John releases Diana tribute 'Candle in the Wind 1997'
1996 Event - "Inherit the Wind" closes at Royale Theater New York City after 45 performances
1996 Event - "Inherit the Wind" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 45 performances
1995 Death - Butterfly McQueen, actress 'Gone With the Wind', dies in a fire at 84
1994 Death - Louis Kaufman, U.S. violinist and conductor, 'Gone with the Wind', dies at 88
1991 Event - Hurricane Bob hits North Carolina with 115 MPH wind
1990 Event - 32nd Grammy Awards: Wind Beneath My Wings, Nick of Time wins
1986 Event - Fred Markham (U.S.), unpaced and unaided by wind, is 1st to pedal 65 mph on a level course, Big Sand Flat, California
1986 Event - 228 KPH gust of wind strikes Cairngorm (U.K. record)
1985 Event - "Wind in the Willows" closes at Nederlander Theater New York City after 4 performances
1985 Event - "Wind in the Willows" opens at Nederlander Theater New York City for 4 performances
1985 Event - Hurricane Gloria's 130 MPH wind hits Atlantic coast
1985 Event - International Cometary Explorer measures solar wind ahead of Halley
1977 Death - Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright (Second Wind), dies at 80
1976 Event - 'Gone With the Wind' televised
1975 Event - NBC paid $5M for rights to show 'Gone with the Wind' one time
1975 Death - Fredric March, actor (Inherit the Wind), dies at 77
1967 Death - Vivian Leigh, actress, Scarlet 'Gone with the Wind', dies at 53
1965 Death - David O. Selznick, producer, 'Gone With the Wind', dies at 63
1962 Death - Hattie McDaniel actress, 'Gone With the Wind', dies at 67
1961 Event - Wind Bell, journal of San Francisco Zen Center, begins publishing
1960 Death - Clark Gable, actor, 'Gone With the Wind', dies at 59
1959 Death - George Reeves, actor 'Superman', 'Gone with the Wind', shoots self at 45
1958 Event - Wind speed reaches 450 kph in tornado, Wichita Falls, Texas (record)
1958 Birthday - Lee Crystal, rocker, Joan Jett and Blackhearts-Ashes in the Wind
1956 Birthday - Richard Farina, folk singer, Reflections in a Crystal Wind
1955 Event - J Lawrence and R E Lee's "Inherit the Wind," premieres in New York City
1955 Birthday - Fred White, rocker, Earth Wind and Fire-Shining Star, Easy Lover
1954 Birthday - Jann Browne, country singer, Mexican Wind
1953 Birthday - Larry Dunn, Dunhill, U.S. keyboardist, Earth Wind and Fire
1951 Birthday - Jon Graham, rock guitarist and vocalist, Earth Wind and Fire-Celebrate
1951 Birthday - Verdine White, U.S. bassist, Earth, Wind and Fire
1951 Birthday - Ralph Johnson, rock drummer, Earth Wind and Fire-Shining Star
1951 Birthday - Philip Bailey, rocker, Earth Wind and Fire-Shining Star, Easy Lover
1950 Birthday - Andrew Woolfolk, U.S. pop musician, Earth, Wind and Fire-Shining Star
1950 Birthday - Ronnie Laws, U.S. saxophonist/guitarist, Earth, Wind and Fire
1949 Death - Margaret Mitchell, U.S. writer, 'Gone With the Wind', dies at 48
1949 Death - Victor Fleming, director (Wizard of Oz, Gone With Wind), dies at 65
1948 Birthday - Jessica Cleaves, born in Los Angeles, California, singer, member, Friends of Distinction, performed with Earth, Wind & Fire
1948 Birthday - Alan McKay, rocker, Earth Wind and Fire-Boogie Wonderland
1947 Birthday - Hsiao-hsien Hou, director, Cheerful Wind, City of Sadness, Puppetmaster
1947 Birthday - Elton John, born in Pinner, England, also known as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, singer 'Rocketman' and 'Candle in the Wind'
1945 Birthday - Mimi Farina, rocker, Reflections in a Crystal Wind
1944 Event - Strongest Hurricane of century in Netherlands (wind force 12)
1944 Event - Lillian Hellman's "Searching Wind," premieres in New York City
1943 Death - Montagu Love, actor (Wind), dies at 65
1941 Birthday - Maurice White, born in Memphis, Tennessee, nicknamed Reese, rocker, singer, songwriter, record producer, founded band Earth, Wind and Fire
1941 Event - Maxwell Anderson's "Candle in the Wind," premieres in New York City
1941 Birthday - Bob Dylan, born in Duluth, Minnesota, singer and songwriter, 'Blowin' in Wind'
1940 Event - 12th Academy Awards 'Gone with the Wind', Robert Donat and Vovoem Leigh win
1940 Event - 'Gone with the Wind' wins 8 Oscars
1939 Event - 'Gone With the Wind' premieres in Atlanta
1939 Birthday - John Stewart, born in San Diego, California, rocker, Kingston Trio-Fire in the Wind
1939 Event - Victor Fleming replaces George Cukor as director of 'Gone With the Wind'
1939 Event - Filming begins on 'Gone With the Wind'
1937 Event - Margaret Mitchell wins Pulitzer Prize for 'Gone With the Wind'
1936 Event - 'Gone With the Wind' by Margaret Mitchell, published
1936 Event - Margaret Mitchell's novel 'Gone with the Wind' published
1934 Event - Highest velocity wind ever recorded on Mount Washington, New Hampshire, 231 mph
1931 Event - 1st full scale wind tunnel for testing airplanes, Langley Field, Virginia
1929 Event - 1st high-speed jet wind tunnel completed Langley Field Ca
1928 Birthday - Dick York, Fort Wayne, Indiana, actor, Darrin-Bewitched, Inherit the Wind
1925 Birthday - Robert Linn, born in America, composer, educator, University of Southern California, composed music for chorus and chamber ensembles, symphony orchestra and wind orchestra
1923 Birthday - Reninca, Renee Lauwers, Flemish author, Seed in the Wind
1921 Birthday - Alfred Reed, born in New York, New York, composer, wrote over 200 works for orchestra, chorus, concert band, chamber ensemble, wind ensemble, guest conductor, performing in Europe, Asia, Latin America, North America
1919 Birthday - Richard Mason, born near Manchester, England, author, learned Japanese in World War II, interrogated prisoners of war, wrote 'The Wind Cannot Read', 'The Fever Tree', 'The World of Suzie Wong'
1914 Birthday - George Reeves, born in Ashland, Kentucky, actor, Superman, 'Gone With the Wind'
1913 Birthday - Vivien Leigh, Gone With Wind, Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn
1913 Birthday - Stanley E Kramer, New York City, producer/director, Inherit the Wind
1911 Birthday - Butterfly McQueen, Thelma, born in Tampa, Florida, actress, 'Gone With the Wind'
1908 Birthday - Theodore Roethke, U.S., poet, Words for the Wind
1906 Birthday - Tex Ritter, Texas, country singer, 5 Star Jubilee, Wayward Wind
1903 Event - Wind Cave National Park, SD established
1902 Birthday - David O Selznick, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, producer, 'Gone With the Wind'
1901 Birthday - Clark Gable, born in Cadiz, Ohio, actor, 'Gone With the Wind'
1900 Birthday - Margaret Mitchell, author, 'Gone With the Wind'
1900 Birthday - Antoine de Saint-Exupery, born in France, aviator/writer, Wind, Sand and Stars
1898 Birthday - Hattie McDaniel, born in Wichita, 1st Black to win Oscar, 'Gone With The Wind'
1893 Birthday - Leslie Howard, born in London, actor, 'Gone With the Wind'
1888 Death - Amaat Vyncke, Flemish missionary/founder (Flemish Wind), dies at 38
1888 Birthday - Max[imilian Raoul Walter] Steiner, Vienna, composer, Gone With Wind
1883 Birthday - Victor Fleming, born in Pasadena, California, director, Wizard of Oz, Gone With Wind
1879 Birthday - Laura Hope Crews, U.S., actress, Camille, 'Gone with the Wind'
1879 Birthday - Victor Seastrom, Silbodal Sweden, director, Wind, Under the Red Robe
1867 Birthday - William Orlamond, Denmark, actor, Flesh and Devil, Wind
1859 Birthday - Kenneth Grahame, author, Wind, Willows
1839 Event - 2 day storm off Irish and English coast immortalized as "Big Wind"
1774 Birthday - Francis Beaufort, admiral/hydrographer, Beaufort wind force scale
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