Today in History for 9th October 2019

Historical Events

1926 – NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) forms
1938 – Aaron Copland’s and Eugene Loring’s ballet “Billy the Kid” premieres in Chicago
1944 – St Louis Cards beat St Louis Browns, 4 games to 2 in 41st World Series
1947 – First telephone conversation between a moving car and a plane
1968 – 2,000 students from Queen’s University Belfast try to march to Belfast City Hall in protest against ‘police brutality’, but blocked by loyalists led by Ian Paisley; leads for formation of student civil rights group People’s Democracy
1974 – MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 1

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Famous Birthdays

1884 – Martin Elmer Johnson, American adventurer and filmmaker, born in Rockford, Illinois (d. 1937)
1893 – Heinrich George [Georg August Friedrich Hermann Schulz], German actor (Hitlerjunge Quex), born in Stettin, Pomerania, Germany (d. 1946)
1934 – Jill Ker Conway, Australian-American author, first female president of Smith College, born in Hillston, Australia (d. 2018)
1951 – Richard Chaves, American actor (Cease Fire, Predator), born in Jacksonville, Florida
1969 – P.J. Harvey, English musician, singer and songwriter, born in Bridport, Dorset, England
1979 – Todd Kelly, Australian racing driver, born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Famous Deaths

1691 – William Sacheverell, English statesman (b. 1638)
1967 – Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary and physician, executed in Bolivia at 39
1967 – Gordon Allport, US Psychologist (personalities), dies at 69
1990 – Richard Murdoch, actor (Lilli Marlene), dies of heart attack at 83
1991 – Thalmus Rasulala, actor (Blacula), dies of heart attack at 51
1994 – James Hill, English director/screenwriter (Born Free), dies at 75

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