Les Events in History

1997 Event - Les Alexander, owner of Houston Rockets buys NHL's Edmonton Oilers

1996 Death - Les Burns, local councillor, dies at 53

1996 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Musichall Theatre, Duisburg

1996 Death - Les Baxter, singer/orchestral leader/composer (Born Again), dies at 73

1995 Event - "Les Miserables" opens at Cable Hall, Helsinki

1995 Death - Les Aspin, Representative-D-Wisconsin 1971 - 1993, U.S. Secretary of Defense 1993 - 1995, dies of stroke at 56

1994 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo

1994 Death - Eileen Way, actress (Les Miserables, Rainbow, Vikings), dies at 82

1994 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Hiten Theatre, Osaka

1994 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya

1994 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Kallang Theatre, Singapore

1993 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Meralco Theatre, Philippines

1993 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Playhouse, Edinburgh

1993 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Point Theatre, Dublin

1992 Event - "Les Miserables" opens at Ostregaswerks, Copenhagen

1992 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Nuevo Apolo, Madrid

1992 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Vinorhady Theatre, Prague

1992 Death - Serge Daney, French film critic (Les cahiers du cinema, Traffic), dies

1992 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Palace Theatre, Manchester

1991 Event - "Les Miserables" opens at Circustheater, Scheveningen

1991 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Mogador Theatre, Paris

1991 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at ACTEA Theatre, Auckland New Zealand

1991 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Odense Teater, Odense

1991 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago

1991 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Lyric Theatre, Brisbane

1991 Event - "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Carre, Amsterdam

1991 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Theatre St. Denis, Montreal

1991 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Pantages Theatre, LA

1991 Event - Les Miserables opens at Festival Theatre, Adelaide

1990 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Imperial Theatre, New York and His Majesty's Theatre, Perth

1990 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia

1990 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Cirkus Theater, Stockholm

1990 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver

1990 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at National Theatre, Washington

1990 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at S Alberta Jubilee Centre, Calgary

1990 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Shunert Theatre, Boston

1990 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore

1989 Event - "Les Miserables" opens at Princess Theatre, Melbourne

1989 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Curran Theatre, San Francisco

1989 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Fisher Theatre, Detroit

1989 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Theatre Muzyczyny, Gdynia

1989 Death - Bernard Blier, actor (Les Miserables, Women and War), dies at 73

1989 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago

1989 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto

1988 Event - "Les Miserables," opens a Bus and Truck tour in Tampa

1988 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia

1988 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Raimund Theatre, Vienna

1988 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Shubert Theatre, Los Angeles

1988 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Umeda-Koma Theatre, Osaka

1988 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya Japan

1988 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Det Norske Teatret, Oslo

1987 Event - "Les Miserables" opens at National Theatre of Iceland, Reykjavik

1987 Event - "Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, Boston

1987 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Theatre Royal, Sydney

1987 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Rock Theatre, Vigzinhaz Budapest

1987 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Rock Theatre, Szeged Hungary

1987 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv

1987 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo

1987 Event - 41st Tony Awards: Fences and Les Miserables win

1987 Event - "Les Miserables" opens at Broadway/Imperial New York City for 4000+ performances

1986 Event - "Les Miserables" opens at Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

1985 Event - "Les Miserables" opens at Palace Theatre, London

1985 Event - Alain Boubil/Herbert Kretzner's "Les Miserables," premieres in London

1985 Event - Les Anderson, catches record 97 lb 4 oz Chinook Salmon, off Alaska

1982 Death - Jean Wiener, French composer (Olive chez les negres), dies at 86

1980 Event - "Les Miserables," opens at Palais des Sports, Paris

1980 Event - Les Henson, Virginia Tech, makes 89' 3" basketball field goal

1979 Event - Tigers fire manager Les Moss, hiring Sparky Anderson

1978 Death - Claude Dauphin, French actor (Les Miserables, Mado), dies at 75

1973 Birthday - Les Gutches, Medford Oregon, 180 lbs freestyle wrestler, 1996 Olympics

1972 Death - Les Harvey, rocker, dies

1968 Event - Anaheim's Les Salvage scores 10, 3-pt baskets in ABA game vs Denver

1965 Birthday - Les Miller, defensive end for the Carolina Panthers

1964 Birthday - Doug Aldrich, born in Raleigh, North Carolina, guitarist, hard rock, plays electric guitar, Gibson Les Paul, Fender Stratocaster, member of Whitesnake, founded Burning Rain

1963 Birthday - Les Claypool, U.S. funk metal singer/bassist, Primus-Suck on This

1961 Birthday - Susan Boyle, born in Blackburn, Scotland, Scottish singer, gained international attention, audience ovation, on television contest, Britain's Got Talent with Les Miserables song, 'I Dreamed a Dream', and 'Cry Me a River', plain appearance contrasts with her powerful voice

1961 Birthday - Les Warner, rocker, Cult-Fire Woman

1960 Birthday - Les Nemes, rock bassist, Haircut 100

1959 Event - Jean Genet's "Les Nigres," premieres in Paris

1954 Birthday - F. R. David, born in Menzel Bourguiba, Tunisia, singer, band member of French rock band, Les Variations, hit 'Words', 1982, sold eight million records worldwide

1952 Birthday - Liam Neeson, born in Northern Ireland, actor, Schindler's List, Les Miserables

1952 Event - Eugene Ionesco's "Les Chaises," premieres in New York City

1949 Event - Albert Camus' "Les Justes" premieres in Paris

1948 Birthday - Les Moonves, American Businessman

1948 Birthday - Les Holroyd, born in Oldham, England, rocker, Barclay James Harvest

1948 Birthday - Mel Pritchard, born in Oldham, England, Melvyn Pritchard, Mel Pritchard, drummer, rocker, played progressive rock with Barclay James Harvest, worked with Les Holroyd

1947 Birthday - Les Joslin, cricketer, Test as batsman for Australia 1968, made 7 and 2

1947 Birthday - Patrick Dewaere, PJMH Bordeaux, France, actor, Les Valseuses

1946 Birthday - Rene Krijnen, Dutch keyboardist, Les Baroques

1946 Birthday - Les Gray, vocalist, Mud-Cat Crept In

1945 Birthday - Marianne van Wijnkoop, Bosscher, Dutch actress, Les Miserables

1945 Birthday - Robin Muyser, Dutch bassist, Les Baroques

1945 Birthday - Raymond van Geytenbeek, Dutch singer/drummer, Les Baroques

1945 Birthday - Hans van Emden, Dutch guitarist, Les Baroques

1944 Event - 10th Heisman Trophy Award: Les Horvath, Ohio State (quarterback)

1944 Birthday - Gerard Schoenaker, Dutch singer, Les Baroques

1943 Birthday - Frank Muyser, Dutch guitarist/saxophonist, Les Baroques

1943 Birthday - Les Chadwick, bassist, Gerry and Pacemakers-Ferry Crossed the Mersy

1942 Birthday - Les AuCoin, born in Portland, Oregon, Representative-D-Oregon 1975 - 1993

1942 Birthday - Les Burns, local councillor

1941 Birthday - John Nelson, San Jose Costa Rica, conductor, Les Troyens of Berlioz

1941 Birthday - Les Braid, England, bass, Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good

1940 Birthday - Richard Sanders, actor, Les Nessman-WKRP

1938 Birthday - Les Scheinflug, Australian soccer asst coach, Olyroos, 1996 Olympics

1938 Birthday - Les Aspin, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Representative-D-Wisconsin 1971 - 1993, Secretary of Defense 1993 - 1994

1935 Birthday - Les Reed, songwriter, Heroin

1933 Birthday - Les Dawson, English Comedian

1931 Birthday - Mitzi Gaynor, born in Chicago, Illinois, actress/vocalist, Les Girls, South Pacific

1931 Birthday - Taina Elg, born in Helsinki, Finland, actress, Hercules in, New York, Les Girls

1930 Birthday - Philippe Noiret, Lille France, actor, Soleil, Les Milles, Il Postino

1930 Birthday - Claude Chabrol, born in Paris, France, director, Les Cousins, Ophelia

1930 Event - Les Ames makes the 1st Test Cricket century by a wicketkeeper (149)

1929 Birthday - Les Favell, cricketer, stoic Australian batsman late 50's

1927 Birthday - Jacques Bergerac, France, actor, Gigi, Les Girls, Thunder in Sun

1927 Birthday - Kay Kendall, born in Yorkshire, England, actress, Genevieve, Les Girls

1926 Birthday - Paul-Michel Foucault, French philosopher, Les Mots et les Choses

1926 Birthday - Regine Crespin, French vocalist, Sheherazade, Les Nuits D'ete

1924 Event - Poulenc/Nijinska's ballet "Les Biches," premieres in Monte Carlo

1922 Birthday - Les Baxter, U.S., singer, orchestra leader and composer, Born Again

1921 Birthday - Les Jackson, cricket bowler, England twice, 1949 and 1961

1919 Event - 1st jump with Army Air Corp (rip-cord type) parachute (Les Irvin)

1918 Birthday - Joseph Wiseman, Montreal, actor, Dr. No, Viva Zapata, Les Miserables

1916 Death - Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian writer (Les Heures du Soir), dies at 61

1916 Birthday - Bernard Blier, Buenos Aires Argentina, actor, Les Miserables

1915 Birthday - Les Paul, born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, guitarist/inventor, Les Paul guitar

1915 Birthday - David van de Woestijne, Flemish pianist/composer, Les Aeronautes

1915 Birthday - Les Paul, guitarist inventor, Les Paul

1914 Death - A J Jean Jaures, French socialist (L'Humanite/Les Preuves), murdered=

1913 Birthday - Les Tremayne, London, actor, Angry Red Planet, War of the Worlds

1913 Birthday - Roger Caillois, French writer, Les Jeux et les Hommes

1912 Birthday - Franz Weyergans, Belgian literary, Les Gens Heureux

1911 Birthday - Eileen Way, actress, Les Miserables, Rainbow, Vikings, Assassin

1910 Birthday - Jean-Louis Barrault, Vesinet France, actor, Les Enfants du Paradis

1907 Birthday - Roy Douglas, born in Tunbridge Wells, England, Richard Roy Douglas, composer, pianist, member London Symphony Orchestra, pianist, organist, celesta player, fourth percussionist, created orchestration for 'Les Sylphides'

1904 Birthday - Akarova, Marguerite Acarin, Belgian dancer, Les Biches

1901 Birthday - Gino Cervi, Bologna Italy, actor, Les Miserables, Naked Maja

1899 Birthday - Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc, Paris, composer/pianist, Les Biches

1898 Birthday - Geo[rges M] Norge, French/Belgian writer, Les oignons

1897 Death - L-M Alphonse Daudet, Frans writer (Tartarin sur les Alpes), dies at 57

1892 Birthday - Germaine Tailleferre, Les Six, Pau-St-Maur France, composer

1890 Event - Berlioz' opera "Les Troyens," premieres in Karlsruhe

1885 Death - Victor(-Marie) Hugo, French writer (Les Miserables), dies at 83

1881 Birthday - Roger Martin du Guard, born in France, novelist, Les Thibault-Nobel 1937

1881 Event - Jacques Offenbach's opera "Les Contes d'Hoffman," premieres in Paris

1877 Event - Opera "Les Cloches de Cornerville" is produced (Paris)

1863 Event - George Bizets opera "Les Pacheurs de Perles," premieres in Paris

1862 Birthday - Marcel Prevost, French publisher/writer, Les demis-vierges

1860 Birthday - Jules Laforgue, Uruguay, French poet, Les Complaintas

1859 Birthday - AAJ Jean Jaures, French socialist, L'Humanite, Les Preuves

1855 Event - Opera "Les Vapres Sicilenne" is produced (Paris)

1855 Birthday - Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian poet and writer, Les Flammes Hautes

1849 Birthday - Jean Richepin, French poet and writer, Les Chansons de Gueux

1836 Event - Giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Les Huguenots," premieres in Paris

1822 Birthday - Maxime Du Camp, France, writer/traveler, Les Buveurs de Cendres

1812 Birthday - Henri A. Esquiros, French poet and writer, Les Vierges Folles

1802 Birthday - Victor Hugo, born in France, author, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables

1782 Event - Battle at Les Saintes West-Indies: British fleet beats French

1770 Event - De Beaumarchais' "Les Deux Amis," premieres in Paris

1766 Birthday - Antoine-Vincent Arnault, French writer, Les Venitiens

1734 Birthday - Francois-Joseph Gossec, Belgian-French composer, Les Pacheurs, Mirza

1532 Birthday - Jean-Antoine de Baif, French poet, Les amours de Meline