Today in History for 14th April 2022

Historical Events

1928 – Maddus Airlines starts 1st regular passenger flights between SF and LA
1943 – James Gow and A d’Usseau’s “Tomorrow the World” premieres in NYC
1944 – Freighter “Fort Stikene” explodes in Bombay India, killing 1,376
1980 – 52nd Academy Awards: Best Picture “Kramer vs Kramer”, Dustin Hoffman and Sally Field win
1986 – Desmond Tutu elected Anglican Archbishop of Capetown, South Africa
1988 – “Mail” opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 36 performances

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Famous Birthdays

1668 – Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish General and statesman, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1741)
1907 – Phyllis Konstam, British actress (Murder, Skin Game), born in London, England (d. 1976)
1912 – Piet van Egmond, Dutch organist and conductor (Netherlands Chamber Orchestra), born in Amsterdam (d. 1982)
1925 – Rod Steiger, American actor (Illustrated Man, Pawnbroker), born in Westhampton, New York (d. 2002)
1946 – Tom Monteleone, American writer (Dark Star and Illumination)
1962 – John Bell, American rock singer and guitarist (Widespread Panic – “Hope in a Hopeless World”), born in Cleveland, Ohio

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Famous Deaths

711 – Childebert III, king of the Franks, dies (b. 678/9)
1552 – Laurentius Andreae [Lars Andersson], Swedish church reformer, dies
1964 – Herb McGirr, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (played in NZ’s 1st Test series; 2 Tests, 1 x 50; Wellington), dies at 72
1983 – Elisabeth Lutyens, English composer, dies at 76
1990 – Peter Dunn, American actor (Invaders from Mars) dies
2013 – John S Ragin, American actor (Dr Astin-Quincy ME), dies at 83

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