Lie Events in History

2012 Event - In an apparent effort to keep his contract, a subcontractor at Japan's defunct Fukushima's nuclear power plant shielded dosimeters with lead plates to ensure they did not reach radiation limits, and workers to lie about possible high radiation exposure

2010 Event - Tens of thousands of Poles line the streets to witness the procession of President Kaczynski, en route to the Presidential Palace, Warsaw, where he will lie in state

1985 Event - Sam Shepard's "Lie of the Mind," premieres in New York City

1981 Event - Janet Cooke says her Pulitzer award 8-year-old heroin addict story is a lie, Washington Post relinquishes Pulitzer Prize on fabricated story

1970 Event - Charles Manson's album "Lie" is released

1966 Death - Trygve Halvdan Lie, 1st United Nations Secretary-General (1946-53), dies at 72

1962 Death - Lucile Watson, actress (Great Lie, Model Wife, Florian), dies at 83

1961 Death - Elsie Ferguson, actress (Lie, Footlights, Scarlet Pages), dies at 76

1957 Death - Grant Mitchell, actor (Great Lie, Laura, Cairo, Conflict), dies at 82

1952 Event - Trygve Halvdan Lie resigns as 1st secretary-genraal of UN

1951 Event - 1st use of lie detector in Netherlands

1946 Birthday - Stefania Sandrelli, Viareggio Italy, actress, Lie, Conformist, 1900

1946 Event - Trygve Lie, a Norwegian socialist, becomes 1st Secretary-General of UN

1942 Birthday - Peter Coyote, Cohon, New York City, actor, Kika, Living a Lie, Exposure, ET

1935 Event - Lie detector 1st used in court, Portage, Wisconsin

1908 Death - Jonas LI Lie, Norwegian writer (Kommandorens dottre), dies at 74

1906 Birthday - Sigve Lie, born in Norway, yachtsmans, Gold 1948, 1952 Olympics

1904 Death - Sigurd Lie, composer, dies at 33

1902 Birthday - Jan Kiepura, Sosnowiec Poland, vocalist/actor, Her Wonderful Lie

1899 Death - M Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician, dies at 56

1896 Birthday - Trygve Halvdan Lie, born in Norway, 1st United Nations secretary general, 1946-52

1896 Birthday - Trygve Lie, Norwegian Politician

1885 Birthday - Elsie Ferguson, New York, actress, Lie, Footlights, Scarlet Pages

1879 Birthday - Lucile Watson, actress, Great Lie, Watch on the Rhine, Let's Dance

1871 Birthday - Sigurd Lie, composer

1850 Event - At least 626 ships lie at anchor around San Francisco Bay

1842 Birthday - Marius Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician, continous groups

1833 Birthday - Jonas LI Lie, Norwegian writer, Kommandorens dottre, Gaa paa