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UPCOMING EVENTS REMEMBER WHEN?

 

(4th Friday of each month)
(Except for December, it's always held at the Bacall Rec Center on the 4th Friday, at 6:00 P.M.)

Remember, there isn't a Corks & Forks for the month of November but the C&F for December is on December 1st.

The year was, well, you'll see.
  November 3rd is the 307th day of the year and there are 58 days remaining in 2019.





EVENTS





Thanks for being a C&F Host

in
2019

JAN 25 David - Dorree
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FEB 22 Larry - Deb
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MAR 22 Joe - Bonnie / Jerry - Carol
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APR 26 Tom - Chris T BACALL REC CTR
MAY 24 Jerry - Carol BACALL REC CTR
JUN 28 David - Dorree
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JUL 26 Dick - Frances
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AUG 23 Dan - Barb BACALL REC CTR
SEP 27 Tom - Chris M BACALL REC CTR
OCT 25 Linda - Ray / Donna - Ginny BACALL REC CTR
NOV 22 Cancelled -  too close to Thanksgiving BACALL REC CTR
DEC 1 Bruce - Connie / Larry - Terri
WITHERSPOON PATH CUL-DE-SAC


NEXT YEAR




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2020
[A signup list for 2020 will be passed around at this C&F]
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JAN 24 Fran - JoAnn
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FEB 28 Tom - Chris T.
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MAR 27
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APR 24 Tom - Chris M.
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MAY 22
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JUN 26
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JUL 24
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AUG 28   BACALL REC CTR
SEP 25
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OCT 23 Linda - Ray BACALL REC CTR
NOV 27 Cancelled -  too close to Thanksgiving BACALL REC CTR
DEC TBD
Bruce - Connie / Larry - Terri

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List of Hostesses for the 2019 Ladies Luncheons
   



 

January 17th Lorri Lewis  

February 21st Joan Watterson / Carol Ryan

March 21st Chris Thestrup

April 18th Sue Wilkenson  

May 16th Bonnie Gavlak / Karen Tumbush  

June 20th Chris Moyer  

July 18th Linda Scahill

August 15th Frances Croy

September 19th Chris Moyer

October 17th June Wrenn / Barbara Koontz

November 21st Donna Chmielewski / Ginny Gutman

December 19th Connie Matzke / Terri Eamigh  
1. Pick a month
2. Choose a restaurant
3. Make initial reservation for 15-25.  This should be done in the first week of the month for the third Thursday
4. Email or call Terri with the name and phone number of the restaurant




Here's our birthday boys and girls for the entire year.  
Guys on the left, ladies on the right. 
(corrections are in RED).


     

Want to add your name to our ever-growing table of birthdays?  Just send an e-mail to the Editor authorizing the use of your name and birthdate.  Of course, you'll also have to tell me when your birthday is !!! P.S.  I don't want the year.....

editor@witherspoonpath.com

   JANUARY   

1 - Carol Bonham
4 - Dan Koontz

8 - Pat Disbrow
11 - Larry Miloscio

27 - Dennis Willis

FEBRUARY

9 - Connie Matzke
12 - David Wrenn

16 - Bonnie Gavlak
17 - Gene Johnson

18 - Edie Mills

20 - Jean Willis

23 - Terri Eamigh

25 - Debbie Miloscio
     MARCH     

14 - Mary Ann Kelly

14 - Irene Mayer

19 - Barbara Koontz
21 - Butch Grignon
23 - Ron Mills
23 - Roland Bondani
29 - Phil Martin
   APRIL   

6 - June Wrenn
10 - Tom Thestrup

14 - Colleen Flores
18 - Terry Bola

20 - Bob Kilber
30 - Gary Woods
MAY
5 - Tom Moyer


15 - Ginny Gutman

24 - Chris Moyer
30 - Bruce Matzke
   JUNE   

2 - Suzanne Wilkinson

5 - Jo-Ann Morrissey

6 - Milan Gerlanc

6 - Frances Croy
10 - David Wickman

15 - Pat Buczynski

15 - Donna Chmielewski

22 - Karen Tumbush
26 - Joe Gavlak

JULY
6 - Jim Flores

7 - Dorree Wickman

9 - Charlotte Gigliotti
11 - Fran Morrissey
12 - John Richter 

15 - Linda Scahill

16 - Merrie Idoni

21 - Ellen Jeffer
   AUGUST  
1 - Ray Stefano
8 - Ross Irlam

13 - Jan Martin
15 - David Norman


17 - Jane Bondani

23 - Terri Gerlanc

30 - Joan Watterson
     SEPTEMBER     

1 - Carol Ryan 
4 - Dick Croy

27 - Jeanne Richter
     OCTOBER     

3 - Dee Johnson

3 - Adrienne Calvert
5 - Larry Eamigh

7 - Barb Woods
9 - Bob Idoni   
17 - Kenny Calvert
18 - Jerry Tumbush
21 - Dave Disbrow

28 - Ted Kelly
  
     NOVEMBER    

2 - Sandy Kilber
11 - Ben Buczynski
     

17 - Elsie Norman

21 - Lorri Lewis
22 - Richard Jeffer

     DECEMBER    
1 - Jerry Ryan

19 - Chris Thestrup

22 - Albina Grignon







You may not believe it but there are no birthdays this week.  Ted (October) and Sandy (November) were last week.
  • October
  • Dee 
  • Adrienne         
  • Larry  
  • Barb
  • Bob
  • Kenny   
  • Jerry     
  • Dave           
  • Ted             
  •  November
  • Sandy         
  • Ben
  • Elsie
  • Lorri
  • Richard



And Elsewhere In The Villages?

Well, it has become overwhelming obvious that TheVillages.com has switched formats making it unbelievably difficult to put anything on our bucket lists (i.e., "put the red ones on your bucket list").  So I'll just have to trust in your extraordinary skills to create your own lists and keep them up-to-date as you see fit.   The link(s) below will get you to the appropriate web page.

Sunday November 3rd Schedules

https://www.thevillages.com/calendar/#


Monday, November 4th through Saturday, November 9th Schedules

https://www.thevillages.com/calendar/#

Did you notice that these are the same address?  Well, they are.  To get to next weeks schedule, you need to make sure the search criteria in the top portion of their page is set to (a) Entertainment, (b) Town Squares, and (c) Next Week.  Wow!  That sure saved me a lot of time.


































































































































































  • 361– Emperor Constantius II dies of a fever at Mopsuestia in Cilicia, on his deathbed he is baptised and declares his cousin Julian rightful successor.
  • 644 – Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second Muslim caliph, is assassinated by a Persian slave in Medina.
  • 1333 – The River Arno flooding causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani.
  • 1468 – Ličge is sacked by Charles I of Burgundy's troops.
  • 1492 – Peace of Etaples between Henry VII of England and Charles VIII of France.
  • 1493 – Christopher Columbus first sights the island of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea.
  • 1534 – English Parliament passes the first Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the Anglican Church, supplanting the pope and the Roman Catholic Church.
  • 1592 – The city of San Luis Potosí is founded.
  • 1783 – The American Continental Army is disbanded.
  • 1789 – The first District Court established by the United States Constitution opens in New York City.
  • 1793 – French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined.
  • 1812 – Napoleon's armies are defeated at the Battle of Vyazma.
  • 1817 – The Bank of Montreal, Canada's oldest chartered bank, opens in Montreal.
  • 1838 – The Times of India, the world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.
  • 1848 – A greatly revised Dutch constitution, drafted by Johan Rudolph Thorbecke, severely limiting the powers of the Dutch monarchy, and strengthening the powers of parliament and ministers, is proclaimed.
  • 1867 – Giuseppe Garibaldi and his followers are defeated in the Battle of Mentana and fail to end the Pope's Temporal power in Rome (it would be achieved three years later).
  • 1868 – John Willis Menard (R-Louisiana) was the first African American elected to the United States Congress. Because of an electoral challenge, he was never seated.
  • 1881 – The Mapuche uprising of 1881 begins in Chile.
  • 1883 – American Old West: Self-described "Black Bart the poet" gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves a clue that eventually leads to his capture.
  • 1898 – France withdraws its troops from Fashoda (now in Sudan), ending the Fashoda Incident.
  • 1903 – With the encouragement of the United States, Panama separates from Colombia.
  • 1908 – William Howard Taft is elected the 27th President of the United States.
  • 1911 – Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T.
  • 1918 – Austria-Hungary enters into the Armistice of Villa Giusti with the Allies, and the Habsburg-ruled empire dissolves.
  • 1918 – The German Revolution of 1918–19 begins when 40,000 sailors take over the port in Kiel.
  • 1930 – Getúlio Vargas becomes Head of the Provisional Government in Brazil after a bloodless coup on October 24.
  • 1932 – Panagis Tsaldaris becomes the 142nd Prime Minister of Greece.
  • 1935 – George II of Greece regains his throne through a popular, though possibly fixed, plebiscite.
  • 1936 – Franklin D. Roosevelt is re-elected President of the United States.
  • 1942 – World War II: The Koli Point action begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends on November 12.
  • 1943 – World War II: Five hundred aircraft of the U.S. 8th Air Force devastate Wilhelmshaven harbor in Germany.
  • 1944 – World War II: Two supreme commanders of the Slovak National Uprising, Generals Ján Golian and Rudolf Viest are captured, tortured and later executed by German forces.
  • 1946 – The Constitution of Japan is adopted through Emperor's assent.
  • 1956 – Suez Crisis: The Khan Yunis killings by the Israel Defense Forces in Egyptian-controlled Gaza result in the deaths of 275 Palestinians.
  • 1956 – Hungarian Revolution: A new Hungarian government is formed, in which many members of banned non-Communist parties participate. During negotiations on Tököl Island ostensibly on Soviet troop withdrawal, the KGB arrests Pál Maléter and other Hungarian Revolutionary commanders, effectively decapitating the Revolution's military leadership. János Kádár and Ferenc Münnich form a counter-government in Moscow as Soviet troops ready for the final assault.
  • 1957 – Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2. On board is the first animal to enter orbit, a dog named Laika.
  • 1960 – The land that would become the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was established by an Act of Congress after a year-long legal battle that pitted local residents against Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officials wishing to turn the Great Swamp into a major regional airport for jet aircraft.
  • 1964 – Lyndon B. Johnson is elected to a full term, winning 61% of the vote and 44 states, while Washington D.C. residents are able to vote in a presidential election for the first time, casting the majority of their votes for Lyndon Johnson.
  • 1967 – Vietnam War: The Battle of Dak To begins.
  • 1969 – Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon addresses the nation on television and radio, asking the "silent majority" to join him in solidarity on the Vietnam War effort and to support his policies.
  • 1973 – Mariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 10 toward Mercury. On March 29, 1974, it becomes the first space probe to reach that planet.
  • 1975 – Syed Nazrul Islam, A. H. M. Qamaruzzaman, Tajuddin Ahmad, and Muhammad Mansur Ali, Bangladeshi politicians and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman loyalists, are murdered in the Dhaka Central Jail.
  • 1978 – Dominica gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1979 – Greensboro massacre: Five members of the Communist Workers Party are shot dead and seven are wounded by a group of Klansmen and neo-Nazis during a "Death to the Klan" rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States.
  • 1982 – The Salang Tunnel fire in Afghanistan kills up to 2,000 people.
  • 1986 – Iran–Contra affair: The Lebanese magazine Ash-Shiraa reports that the United States has been secretly selling weapons to Iran in order to secure the release of seven American hostages held by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon.
  • 1986 – The Federated States of Micronesia gain independence from the United States of America.
  • 1988 – Sri Lankan Tamil mercenaries try to overthrow the Maldivian government. At President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom's request, the Indian military suppresses the coup attempt within 24 hours.
  • 1996 – Death of Abdullah Çatlı, leader of the Turkish ultra-nationalist organisation Grey Wolves in the Susurluk car-crash, which leads to the resignation of the Turkish Interior Minister, Mehmet Ağar (a leader of the True Path Party, DYP).
  • 1997 – The United States of America imposes economic sanctions against Sudan in response to its human rights abuses of its own citizens and its material and political assistance to Islamic extremist groups across the Middle East and Eastern Africa.
  • 2014 – One World Trade Center officially opens. It is the replacement for the World Trade Center Twin Towers, in New York City, after it had been attacked by two planes during the September 11 Attacks.



BIRTHS

  • AD 39 – Lucan, Roman poet (d. 65)
  • 1500 – Benvenuto Cellini, Italian sculptor and painter (d. 1571)
  • 1505 – Achilles Gasser, German physician and astrologer (d. 1577)
  • 1527 – Tilemann Heshusius, Gnesio-Lutheran theologian (d. 1588)
  • 1560 – Annibale Carracci, Italian painter and illustrator (d. 1609)
  • 1587 – Samuel Scheidt, German organist, composer, and educator (d. 1654)
  • 1604 – Osman II, Ottoman sultan (d. 1622)
  • 1618 – Aurangzeb, Mughal emperor of India (d. 1707)
  • 1656 – Georg Reutter, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1738)
  • 1659 – Hui-bin Jang, Royal consort (d. 1701)
  • 1689 – Jan Josef Ignác Brentner, Czech composer (d. 1742)
  • 1749 – Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist and physician (d. 1819)
  • 1757 – Robert Smith, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 6th United States Secretary of State (d. 1842)
  • 1777 – Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom (d. 1848)
  • 1793 – Stephen F. Austin, American businessman and politician (d. 1836)
  • 1794 – William Cullen Bryant, American poet and journalist (d. 1878)
  • 1799 – William Sprague III, American lawyer and politician, 14th Governor of Rhode Island (d. 1856)
  • 1801 – Karl Baedeker, German author and publisher, founded the Baedeker Publishing Company (d. 1859)
  • 1801 – Vincenzo Bellini, Italian composer (d. 1835)
  • 1815 – John Mitchel, Irish journalist and activist (d. 1875)
  • 1816 – Jubal Early, American general and lawyer (d. 1894)
  • 1816 – Calvin Fairbank, American minister and activist (d. 1898)
  • 1845 – Edward Douglass White, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 9th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1921)
  • 1852 – Emperor Meiji of Japan (d. 1912)
  • 1854 – Carlo Fornasini, micropalaeontologist (d. 1931)
  • 1856 – Jim McCormick, Scottish-American baseball player and manager (d. 1918)
  • 1857 – Mikhail Alekseyev, Russian general (d. 1918)
  • 1862 – Henry George, Jr., American journalist and politician (d. 1916)
  • 1863 – Alfred Perot, French physicist and academic (d. 1925)
  • 1871 – Albert Goldthorpe, English rugby player and manager (d. 1943)
  • 1875 – Emīls Dārziņš, Latvian composer and conductor (d. 1910)
  • 1876 – Stephen Alencastre, American bishop and missionary (d. 1940)
  • 1877 – Carlos Ibáńez del Campo, Chilean general and politician, 20th President of Chile (d. 1960)
  • 1878 – Bangalore Nagarathnamma, Indian Carnatic singer and activist (d. 1952)
  • 1882 – Yakub Kolas, Belarusian writer (d. 1956)
  • 1884 – Joseph William Martin, Jr., American publisher and politician, 49th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1968)
  • 1887 – Samuil Marshak, Russian author and poet (d. 1964)
  • 1890 – Harry Stephen Keeler, American author (d. 1967)
  • 1890 – Eustáquio van Lieshout, Dutch-Brazilian priest and missionary (d. 1943)
  • 1894 – William George Barker, Canadian pilot and colonel, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1930)
  • 1894 – Sofoklis Venizelos, Greek captain and politician, 133rd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1964)
  • 1896 – Gustaf Tenggren, Swedish-American illustrator and animator (d. 1970)
  • 1899 – Ralph Greenleaf, American billiards player (d. 1950)
  • 1899 – Rezső Seress, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1968)
  • 1899 – Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist and academic (d. 1986)
  • 1900 – Adolf Dassler, German businessman, founded Adidas (d. 1978)
  • 1901 – Leopold III of Belgium (d. 1983)
  • 1901 – André Malraux, French historian, theorist, and author (d. 1976)
  • 1903 – Walker Evans, American photographer and journalist (d. 1975)
  • 1903 – Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani historian and educator (d. 1981)
  • 1905 – Lois Mailou Jones, American painter and academic (d. 1998)
  • 1906 – Julia Boyer Reinstein, American teacher and historian (d. 1998)[1]
  • 1908 – Giovanni Leone, Italian lawyer and politician, 6th President of Italy (d. 2001)
  • 1908 – Bronko Nagurski, Canadian-American football player, wrestler, and coach (d. 1990)
  • 1909 – James Reston, Scottish-American journalist and author (d. 1995)
  • 1910 – Karel Zeman, Czech director, animator, production designer, and screenwriter (d. 1989)
  • 1911 – Kick Smit, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 1974)
  • 1912 – Alfredo Stroessner, Paraguayan general and politician, 46th President of Paraguay (d. 2006)
  • 1915 – Hal Jackson, American journalist and radio host (d. 2012)
  • 1917 – Annapurna Maharana, Indian activist (d. 2012)
  • 1918 – Claude Barma, French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1992)
  • 1918 – Bob Feller, American sailor, baseball player, and sportscaster (d. 2010)
  • 1918 – Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American general (d. 2007)
  • 1918 – Russell B. Long, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 2003)
  • 1919 – Jesús Blasco, Spanish author and illustrator (d. 1995)
  • 1919 – Ludovic Kennedy, Scottish journalist and author (d. 2009)
  • 1919 – Květa Legátová, Czech author (d. 2012)
  • 1920 – Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Australian poet, educator, and activist (d. 1993)
  • 1921 – Charles Bronson, American soldier and actor (d. 2003)
  • 1922 – Dennis McDermott, English-Canadian union leader and diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to Ireland (d. 2003)
  • 1923 – Tomás Ó Fiaich, Irish cardinal (d. 1990)
  • 1923 – Yamaguchi Hitomi, Japanese author and critic (d. 1995)
  • 1924 – Marc Breaux, American actor, director, and choreographer (d. 2013)
  • 1924 – Violetta Elvin, Russian ballerina
  • 1924 – Samuel Ruiz, Mexican bishop (d. 2011)
  • 1926 – Valdas Adamkus, Lithuanian engineer and politician, 3rd President of Lithuania
  • 1926 – Maurice Couture, Canadian archbishop
  • 1926 – Robert W. Wilson, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)
  • 1927 – Harrison McCain, Canadian businessman, co-founded McCain Foods (d. 2004)
  • 1927 – Peggy McCay, American actress (d. 2018)
  • 1927 – Odvar Nordli, Norwegian politician, 21st Prime Minister of Norway (d. 2018)
  • 1928 – Goseki Kojima, Japanese illustrator (d. 2000)
  • 1928 – Bill Morrison, Australian politician and diplomat, 37th Australian Minister for Defence (d. 2013)
  • 1928 – Osamu Tezuka, Japanese animator and producer (d. 1989)
  • 1929 – Alfonso Orueta, Chilean footballer, manager, and politician (d. 2012)
  • 1930 – Phil Crane, American academic and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1930 – William H. Dana, American engineer, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2014)
  • 1930 – Mable John, American blues singer
  • 1930 – D. James Kennedy, American pastor and author (d. 2007)
  • 1930 – Brian Robinson, English cyclist
  • 1930 – Tsutomu Seki, Japanese astronomer and academic
  • 1930 – Lois Smith, American actress
  • 1930 – Frits Staal, Dutch philosopher and scholar (d. 2012)
  • 1931 – Yon Hyong-muk, North Korean soldier and politician, 7th Premier of North Korea (d. 2005)
  • 1931 – Monica Vitti, Italian actress, singer, and screenwriter
  • 1931 – Michael Fu Tieshan, Chinese bishop (d. 2007)
  • 1932 – Albert Reynolds, Irish businessman and politician, 9th Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 2014)
  • 1933 – John Barry, English-American composer and conductor (d. 2011)
  • 1933 – Ken Berry, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2018)
  • 1933 – Jeremy Brett, English actor (d. 1995)
  • 1933 – Aneta Corsaut, American actress (d. 1995)
  • 1933 – Michael Dukakis, American lawyer, academic, and politician, 65th Governor of Massachusetts
  • 1933 – Amartya Sen, Indian economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1934 – Kenneth Baker, Baron Baker of Dorking, English poet and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
  • 1934 – Hans Janmaat, Dutch businessman, educator, and politician (d. 2002)
  • 1935 – Ingrid Rüütel, Estonian philologist and academic, 3rd First Lady of Estonia
  • 1936 – Roy Emerson, Australian-American tennis player and coach
  • 1936 – Takao Saito, Japanese author and illustrator, created Golgo 13
  • 1937 – Dietrich Möller, German lawyer and politician, 15th Mayor of Marburg
  • 1938 – Martin Dunwoody, English mathematician and academic
  • 1938 – Akira Kobayashi, Japanese actor
  • 1938 – Jean Rollin, French actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1940 – Sonny Rhodes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1942 – Martin Cruz Smith, American author and screenwriter
  • 1943 – Bert Jansch, Scottish-English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)
  • 1944 – Jan Boerstoel, Dutch poet and songwriter
  • 1945 – Ken Holtzman, American baseball player and manager
  • 1945 – Gerd Müller, German footballer and manager
  • 1945 – Nick Simper, English bass guitarist
  • 1946 – Reinhard Karl, German mountaineer, photographer, and author (d. 1982)
  • 1946 – Wataru Takeshita, Japanese lawyer and politician
  • 1947 – Mazie Hirono, Japanese-American lawyer and politician, 9th Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii
  • 1947 – Siiri Oviir, Estonian lawyer and politician, 3rd Estonian Minister of Social Affairs
  • 1947 – Faraj Sarkohi, Iranian journalist and critic
  • 1948 – Lulu, Scottish singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1948 – Takashi Kawamura, Japanese politician
  • 1948 – Helmuth Koinigg, Austrian race car driver (d. 1974)
  • 1948 – Rick Kreuger, American baseball player and coach
  • 1948 – Rainer Zobel, German footballer, coach, and manager
  • 1949 – Mike Evans, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2006)
  • 1949 – Osamu Fujimura, Japanese engineer and politician
  • 1949 – Stephen Oliver, English biochemist and academic
  • 1949 – Larry Holmes, American boxer and talk show host
  • 1949 – Anna Wintour, English-American journalist
  • 1950 – Massimo Mongai, Italian journalist and author
  • 1950 – Joe Queenan, American author and critic
  • 1951 – Dwight Evans, American baseball player and coach
  • 1951 – Ed Murawinski, American cartoonist
  • 1951 – André Wetzel, Dutch footballer and manager
  • 1952 – Roseanne Barr, American comedian, actress, and producer
  • 1952 – Jim Cummings, American voice actor
  • 1952 – David Ho, Taiwanese-American scientist
  • 1953 – Kate Capshaw, American actress and producer
  • 1953 – Helios Creed, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1953 – Larry Herndon, American baseball player and coach
  • 1953 – Dennis Miller, American comedian, producer, and talk show host
  • 1953 – Vilma Santos, Filipino actress and politician
  • 1954 – Adam Ant, English singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1954 – Kathy Kinney, American actress and comedian
  • 1955 – Teresa De Sio, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1955 – Anne Milton, English nurse and politician
  • 1955 – Phil Simms, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1956 – Cathy Jamieson, Scottish politician, 2nd Scottish Minister for Justice
  • 1956 – Kevin Murphy, American actor, puppeteer, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1956 – Gary Ross, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1956 – Bob Welch, American baseball player and coach (d. 2014)
  • 1957 – Peter Gregson, Scottish-English engineer and academic
  • 1957 – Dolph Lundgren, Swedish actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and martial artist
  • 1957 – Gary Olsen, English actor (d. 2000)
  • 1958 – Brady Hoke, American football coach
  • 1959 – Hal Hartley, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1960 – Karch Kiraly, American volleyball player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1960 – Ian McNabb, English singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1961 – David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon, English businessman
  • 1961 – Dave Hahn, Japanese-American mountaineer and journalist
  • 1962 – Gabe Newell, American businessman, co-founded the Valve Corporation
  • 1962 – David J. Schiappa, American lawyer and politician
  • 1962 – Jacqui Smith, English lawyer and politician
  • 1963 – Davis Guggenheim, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1963 – Shigeaki Hattori, Japanese race car driver
  • 1963 – Ian Wright, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster
  • 1964 – Algimantas Briaunis, Lithuanian footballer and manager
  • 1964 – Bryan Young, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1965 – Gert Heerkes, Dutch footballer and manager
  • 1965 – Ann Scott, French-English author
  • 1965 – Mike Springer, American golfer
  • 1967 – Mike O'Neill, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1967 – Mark Roberts, Welsh singer and guitarist
  • 1967 – Steven Wilson, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1968 – Alberto Ińurrategi, Spanish mountaineer
  • 1968 – Paul Quantrill, Canadian baseball player and coach
  • 1969 – Robert Miles, Swiss-Italian DJ and producer (d. 2017)
  • 1969 – Niels van Steenis, Dutch rower
  • 1970 – Geir Frigĺrd, Norwegian footballer
  • 1970 – Jeanette J. Epps, American aerospace engineer and astronaut
  • 1971 – Diego Alessi, Italian race car driver
  • 1971 – Unai Emery, Spanish football manager and former player
  • 1971 – Dylan Moran, Irish actor, comedian, and screenwriter
  • 1971 – Alison Williamson, English archer
  • 1971 – Dwight Yorke, Tobagonian footballer and coach
  • 1972 – Ugo Ehiogu, English footballer and manager (d. 2017)
  • 1972 – Michael Hofmann, German footballer
  • 1972 – Marko Koers, Dutch runner
  • 1973 – Ben Fogle, English television host and author
  • 1973 – Sticky Fingaz, American rapper, producer, and actor
  • 1973 – Christian Picciolini, American businessman and manager
  • 1973 – Chrissie Swan, Australian radio and television host
  • 1973 – Mick Thomson, American guitarist
  • 1974 – Tariq Abdul-Wahad, French basketball player and coach
  • 1975 – Darren Sharper, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1976 – Guillermo Franco, Argentinian-Mexican footballer
  • 1976 – Jake Shimabukuro, American ukulele player and composer
  • 1977 – Marcel Ketelaer, German footballer
  • 1977 – Greg Plitt, American model and actor (d. 2015)
  • 1978 – Tim McIlrath, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1978 – Jonas Howden Sjřvaag, Norwegian drummer
  • 1978 – Hiroko Sakai, Japanese softball player
  • 1979 – Pablo Aimar, Argentinian footballer
  • 1979 – Beau McDonald, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1980 – Hans Andersen, Danish motorcycle racer
  • 1981 – Diego López, Spanish footballer
  • 1981 – Vicente Matías Vuoso, Argentinian-Mexican footballer
  • 1981 – Rodrigo Millar, Chilean footballer
  • 1981 – Sten Pentus, Estonian race car driver
  • 1982 – Moniek Kleinsman, Dutch speed skater
  • 1982 – Evgeni Plushenko, Russian figure skater
  • 1982 – Egemen Korkmaz, Turkish footballer
  • 1982 – Janel McCarville, American professional basketball player (d. 2015)
  • 1983 – Myrna Braza, Norwegian singer-songwriter
  • 1984 – Christian Bakkerud, Danish race car driver (d. 2011)
  • 1984 – Ryo Nishikido, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1984 – LaMarr Woodley, American football player
  • 1985 – Tyler Hansbrough, American basketball player
  • 1985 – Philipp Tschauner, German footballer
  • 1986 – Paul Derbyshire, Italian rugby player
  • 1986 – Piet Velthuizen, Dutch footballer
  • 1986 – Heo Young-saeng, South Korean singer
  • 1987 – Courtney Barnett, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1987 – Colin Kaepernick, American football player
  • 1987 – Ty Lawson, American basketball player
  • 1987 – Felix Schütz, German ice hockey player
  • 1987 – Gemma Ward, Australian model and actress
  • 1989 – Paula DeAnda, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1989 – Joyce Jonathan, French singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1990 – Ellyse Perry, Australian footballer and cricketer
  • 1992 – Joe Clarke, English slalom canoeist
  • 1992 – Valeria Solovyeva, Russian tennis player
  • 1995 – Kendall Jenner, American television personality and model
  • 1997 – Kyle Benjamin, American race car driver
  • 1997 – Connor McGovern, American football player
  • 1997 – Izuchuckwu Anthony, Nigerian footballer
  • 1997 – Filip Forejtek, Czech skier
  • 1997 – Sarthak Golui, Indian footballer
  • 1997 – Agustín Guiffrey, Argentinian footballer
  • 1997 – Michael Kelly, Scottish footballer
  • 1997 – Takumi Kitamura, Japanese actor 
  • 1997 – Marco Klepoch, Slovak figure skater
  • 1997 – Łukasz Kozub, Polish volleyball player
  • 1997 – Lázaro Martínez, Cuban athlete


DEATHS

  • 361 – Constantius II, Roman emperor (b. 317)
  • 644 – Umar, caliph (b. 584)
  • 753 – Saint Pirmin, Spanish-German monk and saint (b. 700)
  • 1219 – Saer de Quincy, 1st Earl of Winchester, English baron and rebel
  • 1220 – Urraca of Castile, Queen of Portugal, spouse of King Afonso II of Portugal (b. 1186)
  • 1254 – John III Doukas Vatatzes, Byzantine emperor (b. 1193)
  • 1324 – Petronilla de Meath, Irish suspected witch
  • 1373 – Jeanne de Valois, Queen of Navarre (b. 1343)
  • 1428 – Thomas Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury, English general and politician (b. 1388)
  • 1456 – Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond, father of King Henry VII of England (b. 1431)
  • 1580 – Jerónimo Zurita y Castro, Spanish historian and author (b. 1512)
  • 1584 – Charles Borromeo, Italian cardinal and saint (b. 1538)
  • 1599 – Andrew Báthory, Prince of Transylvania (b. c. 1563)
  • 1600 – Richard Hooker, English priest and theologian (b. 1554)
  • 1639 – Martin de Porres, Peruvian saint (b. 1579)
  • 1643 – John Bainbridge, English astronomer and academic (b. 1582)
  • 1643 – Paul Guldin, Swiss astronomer and mathematician (b. 1577)
  • 1676 – Köprülü Fazıl Ahmed Pasha, Ottoman soldier and politician, 110th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1635)
  • 1711 – John Ernest Grabe, German theologian and academic (b. 1666)
  • 1787 – Robert Lowth, English bishop and academic (b. 1710)
  • 1793 – Olympe de Gouges, French playwright and activist (b. 1748)
  • 1794 – François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and diplomat (b. 1715)
  • 1850 – William E. Shannon, Irish-born American politician (b. 1821/1822)
  • 1858 – Harriet Taylor Mill, English philosopher and author (b. 1807)
  • 1869 – Andreas Kalvos, Greek poet and playwright (b. 1792)
  • 1890 – Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss lawyer and politician, 1st President of the Swiss National Council (b. 1811)
  • 1891 – Louis Lucien Bonaparte, English-Italian philologist and politician (b. 1813)
  • 1900 – Carrie Steele Logan, American philanthropist, founder of the oldest black orphanage in the United States (b. ~1829)
  • 1914 – Georg Trakl, Austrian-Polish pharmacist and poet (b. 1887)
  • 1917 – Léon Bloy, French author and poet (b. 1846)
  • 1918 – Aleksandr Lyapunov, Russian mathematician and physicist (b. 1857)
  • 1926 – Annie Oakley, American entertainer and target shooter (b. 1860)
  • 1927 – Karel Matěj Čapek-Chod, Czech journalist and author (b. 1860)
  • 1929 – Olav Aukrust, Norwegian poet and educator (b. 1883)
  • 1933 – Pierre Paul Émile Roux, French physician, bacteriologist, and immunologist (b. 1853)
  • 1939 – Charles Tournemire, French organist and composer (b. 1870)
  • 1949 – Solomon R. Guggenheim, American art collector and philanthropist, founded the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (b. 1861)
  • 1954 – Henri Matisse, French painter and sculptor (b. 1869)
  • 1956 – Jean Metzinger, French artist, (b. 1883)
  • 1957 – Wilhelm Reich, Ukrainian-Austrian psychotherapist and author (b. 1897)
  • 1960 – Paul Willis, American actor and director (b. 1901)
  • 1962 – L. O. Wenckebach, Dutch sculptor and painter (b. 1895)
  • 1968 – Vern Stephens, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • 1969 – Zeki Rıza Sporel, Turkish footballer (b. 1898)
  • 1973 – Marc Allégret, Swiss-French director and screenwriter (b. 1900)
  • 1975 – Tajuddin Ahmad, Bangladeshi politician, 1st Prime Minister of Bangladesh (b. 1925)
  • 1975 – Muhammad Mansur Ali, Bangladeshi captain and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Bangladesh (b. 1919)
  • 1975 – Syed Nazrul Islam, Bangladeshi lawyer and politician, President of Bangladesh (b. 1925)
  • 1975 – Abul Hasnat Muhammad Qamaruzzaman, Bangladeshi lawyer and politician (b. 1926)
  • 1980 – Caroline Mytinger, American painter and author (b. 1897)
  • 1983 – Alfredo Antonini, Italian-American conductor and composer (b. 1901)
  • 1983 – Jerry Pentland, Australian fighter ace (b. 1894)
  • 1987 – Mary Shane, American sportscaster and educator (b. 1945)
  • 1988 – Henri van Praag, Dutch philosopher, theologian, and educator (b. 1916)
  • 1989 – Dorothy Fuldheim, American journalist (b. 1893)
  • 1990 – Kenan Erim, Turkish archaeologist and academic (b. 1929)
  • 1990 – Nusret Fişek, Turkish physician and politician, Turkish Minister of Health (b. 1914)
  • 1990 – Mary Martin, American actress and singer (b. 1913)
  • 1991 – Chris Bender, American singer (b. 1972)
  • 1993 – Léon Theremin, Russian physicist and engineer, invented the Theremin (b. 1895)
  • 1994 – Valter Palm, Estonian-American boxer (b. 1905)
  • 1995 – Gordon S. Fahrni, Canadian physician (b. 1887)
  • 1996 – Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Central African general and politician, 2nd President of the Central African Republic (b. 1921)
  • 1998 – Bob Kane, American author and illustrator, co-created Batman (b. 1915)
  • 1999 – Ian Bannen, Scottish actor (b. 1928)
  • 2001 – Ernst Gombrich, Austrian-English historian and author (b. 1909)
  • 2002 – Lonnie Donegan, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1931)
  • 2002 – Jonathan Harris, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 2003 – Rasul Gamzatov, Russian poet and educator (b. 1923)
  • 2004 – Sergejs Žoltoks, Latvian ice hockey player (b. 1972)
  • 2006 – Paul Mauriat, French pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1925)
  • 2006 – Marie Rudisill, American author (b. 1911)
  • 2006 – Alberto Spencer, Ecuadorean footballer (b. 1937)
  • 2007 – Aleksandr Dedyushko, Belarusian-Russian actor (b. 1962)
  • 2007 – Martin Meehan, PIRA volunteer and Irish republican politician (b. 1945)
  • 2007 – Ryan Shay, American runner (b. 1979)
  • 2008 – Jean Fournet, French conductor (b. 1913)
  • 2009 – Francisco Ayala, Spanish sociologist, author, and critic (b. 1906)
  • 2009 – Archie Baird, Scottish footballer, journalist, and educator (b. 1919)
  • 2009 – Carl Ballantine, American magician and actor (b. 1917)
  • 2010 – Jerry Bock, American composer (b. 1928)
  • 2010 – Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian politician and diplomat, 30th Prime Minister of Russia (b. 1938)
  • 2010 – Jim Clench, Canadian bass player (b. 1949)
  • 2011 – Peeter Kreitzberg, Estonian lawyer and politician (b. 1948)
  • 2012 – Carmélia Alves, Brazilian singer (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – George Chesterton, English cricketer and coach (b. 1922)
  • 2012 – Tommy Godwin, American-English cyclist and coach (b. 1920)
  • 2012 – Mükerrem Hiç, Turkish academic, author, and politician (b. 1929)
  • 2012 – Thomas K. McCraw, American historian and academic (b. 1940)
  • 2012 – Kailashpati Mishra, Indian activist and politician, 18th Governor of Gujarat (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Nick Cardy, American soldier and illustrator (b. 1920)
  • 2013 – Gerard Cieślik, Polish footballer and manager (b. 1927)
  • 2013 – Gamani Corea, Sri Lankan economist and diplomat (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – William J. Coyne, American lawyer and politician (b. 1936)
  • 2013 – Rupert Gerritsen, Australian historian and author (b. 1953)
  • 2013 – Leonard Long, Australian painter and educator (b. 1911)
  • 2014 – Augusto Martelli, Italian composer and conductor (b. 1940)
  • 2014 – Gordon Tullock, American economist and academic (b. 1922)
  • 2014 – Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Indian actor (b. 1950)
  • 2015 – Ahmed Chalabi, Iraqi businessman and politician (b. 1944)
  • 2015 – Howard Coble, American captain, lawyer, and politician (b. 1931)
  • 2015 – Tom Graveney, English cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1927)
  • 2016 – Kay Starr, American singer (b. 1922)

November 3, 2019


Let's see if you can follow the logic on this one.  Sunday was Stephan F. Austin's birthday (a true texican if you ever knew one).  So what does The Theme From Shaft have to do with Stephan F. Austin or Texas for that matter.


So you just need to follow "Shaft", especially "Shaft - 2019" back a ways.  But I'll let you do that.  What the heck....You didn't have anything else going on, now did you?


              


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