Kids Events in History

2015 Event - The Brain Kids, a team of robots from Japan's Chiba Institute of Technology, wins this year's RoboCup, a robotic football (soccer) tournament started 18 years ago to encourage new developments in the robotics field

2000 Death - Justin Pierce, actor, Kids, dies at 25

1994 Event - Susan Smith who claimed her 2 kids were carjacked arrested for murder

1994 Event - Susan Smith claims her 2 kids were carjack (she actually killed them)

1993 Death - Bob Wolf, agent (New Kids on the Block, Larry Bird), dies

1990 Event - 400 New Kids on the Block fans treated for heat exhaustion in Minn

1990 Event - Danny Wood of New Kids, steps on a stuffed animal and twists his ankle

1989 Event - Lawrence Delisle drives his 4 kids into river

1989 Event - Massachusetts declares today "New Kids on the Block Day"

1988 Birthday - Daniel Shalikar, actor, Honey I Blew Up the Kids

1988 Birthday - Joshua Shalikar, actor, Honey I Blew Up the Kids

1988 Birthday - Alexa Vega, born in Miami, Florida, actress, singer, pianist, appeared in 'Repo! the Genetic Opera', 'Spy Kids' trilogy films

1988 Death - Gabriel Dell, actor (Dead End Kids), dies of leukemia at 68

1984 Event - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic

1983 Event - Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic

1982 Death - Larry Breeding, actor (Who's Watching the Kids), dies on 36th birthday

1982 Event - 46 kids and 7 adults die as 2 buses and several cars collide in France

1982 Event - Heater explodes at Star Elementary School-Okla, kills 6 kids and teacher

1979 Event - "Kids Are All Right" premieres

1978 Birthday - Michael Vitar, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, D2, D3, Sunset Grill, Sandlot Kids

1977 Birthday - Devyn Puett, actress, Kids Incorporated

1974 Birthday - Jared Rushton, actor in Big, Honey I Shrank the Kids

1973 Birthday - Melanie Gaffin, born in Santa Monica, California, actress, Cheryl-Whiz Kids

1973 Birthday - MacKenzie Astin, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Facts of Life, Garbage Pail Kids

1969 Birthday - Andrea Elson, born in New York City, actress, Lynn-Alf, Alice-Whiz Kids

1968 Birthday - Todd Porter, New Jersey, actor, Hamilton-Whiz Kids

1967 Birthday - Lori Loughlin, born in Queens, actress, Edge of Night, New Kids, Full House

1966 Birthday - Jeffrey Jacquet, Bay City Texas, actor, Mork and Mindy, Whiz Kids

1965 Death - Bobby Jordan, actor (Dead End Kids), dies of sclerosis of liver at 42

1963 Birthday - Dave Foley, actor/comedian, Kids In The Hall, Dave Nelson-NewsRadio

1960 Event - On Howdy Doody's last show Clarabelle finally talks "Goodbye Kids"

1959 Birthday - Scott Thompson, comedian, Kids in the Hall, Larry Sanders Show

1959 Death - Joe Kelly, TV host (Quiz Kids), dies at 57

1957 Event - 300 U.S. Army troops guard 9 black kids return to Central HS in Ark

1953 Birthday - Rick Moranis, born in Toronto, SCTV, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Spaceballs

1947 Birthday - A Martinez, born in Glendale California, actor, Whiz Kids, LA Law, Santa Barbara

1946 Birthday - Larry Breeding, Winchester, Illinois, actor, Who's Watching the Kids?

1943 Birthday - Max Gail, born in Detroit, Barney Miller, Whiz Kids, DC Cab, Normal People

1940 Event - "Quiz Kids?" premieres on radio

1931 Birthday - Anthony Newley, England, actor, Dr. Doolitte, Garbage Pail Kids, composer

1922 Event - Newberry Medal 1st presented for kids literature (Hendrik Van Loon)

1908 Event - Collingwood Elementary, Cleveland, burns, kills 173 kids and 2 teachers

1907 Birthday - Eleni Gatzoyiannis, heroine, saved her kids

1904 Birthday - Clifton Fadiman, born in Brooklyn, New York, TV host, Information Please, Quiz Kids

1875 Event - Emma Abbott, a floating hospital for sick kids, makes trial trip, New York City