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- 02/11/19--01:01: _ΣΗΜΕΡΑ-11 ΦΕΒΡΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ
- 02/11/19--01:02: _THIS DAY IN MUSIC
- 02/11/19--01:07: _Article 9
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- 02/10/19--08:11: 10 ΦΕΒΡΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ
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- 02/10/19--08:26: ΓΑΣΤΡΟΝΟΜΙΚΟ ΚΟΥΤΙ ΔΩΡΟΥ
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- 02/11/19--00:50: EVENTS OF THIS DAY IN THE PAST. 11/2
- 660 BC – Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu.
- AD 55 – Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor.
- 244 – Emperor Gordian III is murdered by mutinous soldiers in Zaitha (Mesopotamia). A mound is raised at Carchemish in his memory.
- 1177 – John de Courcy's army defeats the native Dunleavey Clan in Ulster. The English establish themselves in Ulster.
- 1534 – Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.
- 1626 – Emperor Susenyos I of Ethiopia and Patriarch Afonso Mendes declare the primacy of the Roman See over the Ethiopian Church, and Catholicism to be the state religion of Ethiopia.
- 1659 – The assault on Copenhagen by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses.
- 1790 – The Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, petitions U.S. Congress for the abolition of slavery.
- 1794 – First session of United States Senate opens to the public.
- 1808 – Jesse Fell burns anthracite on an open grate as an experiment in heating homes with coal.
- 1812 – Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry is accused of "gerrymandering" for the first time.
- 1823 – Carnival tragedy of 1823: About 110 boys are killed during a stampede at the Convent of the Minori Osservanti in Valletta, Malta.
- 1826 – University College London is founded as University of London.
- 1840 – Gaetano Donizetti's opera La fille du régiment receives its first performance in Paris, France.
- 1843 – Giuseppe Verdi's opera I Lombardi alla prima crociata receives its first performance in Milan, Italy.
- 1855 – Kassa Hailu is crowned Tewodros II, Emperor of Ethiopia, by Abuna Salama III in a ceremony at the church of Derasge Maryam
- 1856 – The Kingdom of Awadh is annexed by the British East India Company and Wajid Ali Shah, the king of Awadh, is imprisoned and later exiled to Calcutta.
- 1858 – Bernadette Soubirous's first vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Lourdes, France.
- 1861 – American Civil War: The United States House of Representatives unanimously passes a resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state.
- 1873 – King Amadeo I of Spain abdicates.
- 1889 – Meiji Constitution of Japan is adopted; the first National Diet convenes in 1890.
- 1903 – Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony receives its first performance in Vienna, Austria.
- 1906 – Pope Pius X publishes the encyclical Vehementer Nos.
- 1919 – Friedrich Ebert (SPD), is elected President of Germany.
- 1929 – Kingdom of Italy and the Vatican sign the Lateran Treaty.
- 1937 – The Flint sit-down strike ends when General Motors recognizes the United Auto Workers trade union.
- 1938 – BBC Television produces the world's first ever science fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Čapek play R.U.R., that coined the term "robot".
- 1939 – A Lockheed P-38 Lightning flies from California to New York in seven hours two minutes.
- 1942 – World War II: The Battle of Bukit Timah is fought in Singapore.
- 1943 – World War II: General Dwight D. Eisenhower is selected to command the allied armies in Europe.
- 1953 – Cold War: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower denies all appeals for clemency for Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
- 1953 – The Soviet Union breaks off diplomatic relations with Israel.
- 1959 – The Federation of Arab Emirates of the South, which will later become South Yemen, is created as a protectorate of the United Kingdom.
- 1964 – Greeks and Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus.
- 1971 – Cold War: Eighty-seven countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union, sign the Seabed Arms Control Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons on the ocean floor in international waters.
- 1973 – Vietnam War: First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam takes place.
- 1978 – Censorship: China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.
- 1979 – The Iranian Revolution establishes an Islamic theocracy under the leadership of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
- 1981 – Around 100,000 US gallons (380 m3) of radioactive coolant leak into the containment building of TVA Sequoyah 1 nuclear plant in Tennessee, contaminating eight workers.
- 1990 – Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner.
- 1990 – Buster Douglas, a 42:1 underdog, knocks out Mike Tyson in ten rounds at Tokyo to win boxing's world Heavyweight title.
- 1997 – Space Shuttle Discovery is launched on a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.
- 1999 – Pluto crosses Neptune's orbit, ending a nearly 20-year period (since 1979) when it was closer to the Sun than the gas giant; Pluto is not expected to interact with Neptune's orbit for another 228 years.
- 2001 – A Dutch programmer launched the Anna Kournikova virus infecting millions of emails via a trick photo of the tennis star.
- 2006 – U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney shot Harry Whittington, a 78-year-old Texas attorney, while participating in a quail hunt on a ranch in Riviera, Texas.
- 2008 – Rebel East Timorese soldiers seriously wound President José Ramos-Horta. Rebel leader Alfredo Reinado is killed in the attack.
- 2011 – Arab Spring: The first wave of the Egyptian revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests.
- 2013 – The Vatican confirmed that Pope Benedict XVI would resign the papacy on 28 February 2013, as a result of his advanced age.
- 2014 – A military transport plane crashes in a mountainous area of Oum El Bouaghi Province in eastern Algeria, killing 77 people.
- 2015 – A university student was murdered as she resisted an attempted rape in Turkey, sparking nationwide protests and public outcry against harassment and violence against women.
- 2016 – A man shoots six people dead at an education center in Jizan Province, Saudi Arabia.
- 2017 – North Korea test fires a ballistic missile across the Sea of Japan.
- 2018 – Saratov Airlines Flight 703 crashes near Moscow, Russia. All 71 people on board die.
- 1261 – Otto III, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1312)
- 1380 – Poggio Bracciolini, Italian scholar and translator (d. 1459)
- 1466 – Elizabeth of York (d. 1503)
- 1507 – Philip II, Metropolitan of Moscow (d. 1569)
- 1535 – Pope Gregory XIV (d. 1591)
- 1568 – Honoré d'Urfé, French author and playwright (d. 1625)
- 1649 – William Carstares, Scottish minister and academic (d. 1715)
- 1657 – Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle, French poet and playwright (d. 1757)
- 1708 – Egidio Duni, Italian composer (d. 1775)
- 1755 – Albert Christoph Dies, German composer and painter (d. 1822)
- 1764 – Joseph Chénier, French poet and playwright (d. 1811)
- 1776 – Ioannis Kapodistrias, Greek politician, 1st Governor of Greece (d. 1831)
- 1796 – Giovanni Pacini, Italian composer and educator (d. 1867)
- 1799 – Basil Moreau, French priest, founded the Congregation of Holy Cross (d. 1873)
- 1800 – Henry Fox Talbot, English photographer and politician, invented the calotype (d. 1877)
- 1802 – Lydia Maria Child, American journalist, author, and activist (d. 1880)
- 1805 – Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, American explorer (d. 1866)
- 1812 – Alexander H. Stephens, American lawyer and politician, Vice President of the Confederate States of America (d. 1883)
- 1813 – Otto Ludwig, German author, playwright, and critic (d. 1865)
- 1821 – Auguste Mariette, French archaeologist and scholar (d. 1881)
- 1830 – Hans Bronsart von Schellendorff, Prussian pianist and composer (d. 1913)
- 1833 – Melville Fuller, American lawyer and jurist, 8th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1910)
- 1839 – Josiah Willard Gibbs, American physicist, mathematician, and academic (d. 1903)
- 1845 – Ahmet Tevfik Pasha, Ottoman soldier and politician, 272nd Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (d. 1936)
- 1847 – Thomas Edison, American engineer and businessman, developed the light bulb and phonograph (d. 1931)
- 1855 – Ellen Day Hale, American painter and author (d. 1940)
- 1860 – Rachilde, French author and playwright (d. 1953)
- 1863 – John F. Fitzgerald, American politician; Mayor of Boston (d. 1950)
- 1864 – Louis Bouveault, French chemist (d. 1909)
- 1869 – Helene Kröller-Müller, German-Dutch art collector and philanthropist, founded the Kröller-Müller Museum (d. 1939)
- 1869 – Else Lasker-Schüler, German poet and author (d. 1945)
- 1874 – Elsa Beskow, Swedish author and illustrator (d. 1953)
- 1881 – Carlo Carrà, Italian painter (d. 1966)
- 1891 – J. W. Hearne English cricketer (d. 1965)
- 1897 – Emil Leon Post, Polish-American mathematician and logician (d.1954)
- 1898 – Leo Szilard, Hungarian-American physicist and academic (d. 1964)
- 1900 – Ellen Broe, Danish nurse, pioneer in nursing education (d. 1994) 
- 1900 – Hans-Georg Gadamer, German philosopher and scholar (d. 2002)
- 1900 – Jōsei Toda, Japanese educator and activist (d. 1958)
- 1902 – Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect, designed Aarhus City Hall and Radisson Blu Royal Hotel (d. 1971)
- 1904 – Keith Holyoake, New Zealand farmer and politician, 26th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1983)
- 1908 – Philip Dunne, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1992)
- 1908 – Vivian Fuchs, English geologist and explorer (d. 1999)
- 1909 – Max Baer, American boxer and actor (d. 1959)
- 1909 – Joseph L. Mankiewicz, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1993)
- 1912 – Rudolf Firkušný, Czech-American pianist and educator (d. 1994)
- 1914 – Matt Dennis, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2002)
- 1914 – Josh White, American blues singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and activist (d. 1969)
- 1915 – Patrick Leigh Fermor, English soldier, author, and scholar (d. 2011)
- 1915 – Richard Hamming, American mathematician and academic (d. 1998)
- 1917 – Sidney Sheldon, American author and screenwriter (d. 2007)
- 1919 – Eva Gabor, Hungarian-American actress, socialite and businesswoman (d. 1995)
- 1920 – Farouk of Egypt (d. 1965)
- 1920 – Daniel F. Galouye, American author (d. 1976)
- 1920 – Billy Halop, American actor (d. 1976)
- 1920 – Dorothea Krook-Gilead, Latvian-South African author and translator (d. 1989)
- 1920 – Daniel James, Jr., American general and pilot (d. 1978)
- 1921 – Lloyd Bentsen, American colonel and politician, 69th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 2006)
- 1921 – Ottavio Missoni, Italian hurdler and fashion designer, founded Missoni (d. 2013)
- 1921 – Edward Seidensticker, American scholar and translator (d. 2007)
- 1923 – Antony Flew, English philosopher and academic (d. 2010)
- 1924 – Budge Patty, American tennis player
- 1925 – Virginia E. Johnson, American psychologist and academic (d. 2013)
- 1925 – Kim Stanley, American actress (d. 2001)
- 1926 – Paul Bocuse, French chef (d. 2018)
- 1926 – Leslie Nielsen, Canadian-American actor and producer (d. 2010)
- 1927 – Sinclair Stevens, Canadian businessman, lawyer, and politician (d. 2016)
- 1928 – Ivan Hutchinson, Australian film critic and author (d. 1995)
- 1930 – Roy De Forest, American painter and academic (d. 2007)
- 1932 – Dennis Skinner, English miner and politician
- 1934 – Mel Carnahan, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 51st Governor of Missouri (d. 2000)
- 1934 – Tina Louise, American actress and singer
- 1934 – Manuel Noriega, Panamanian general and politician, Military Leader of Panama (d. 2017)
- 1934 – Mary Quant, British fashion designer
- 1934 – John Surtees, English motorcycle racer and race car driver (d. 2017)
- 1934 – David Taylor, English veterinarian and television host (d. 2013)
- 1935 – Gene Vincent, American singer and guitarist (d. 1971)
- 1936 – Burt Reynolds, American actor and director (d. 2018)
- 1937 – Bill Lawry, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
- 1937 – Eddie Shack, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1937 – Phillip Walker, American singer and guitarist (d. 2010)
- 1938 – Bevan Congdon, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2018)
- 1939 – Gerry Goffin, American songwriter (d. 2014)
- 1940 – Mick Staton, American soldier and politician (d. 2014)
- 1941 – Sérgio Mendes, Brazilian pianist and composer
- 1942 – Otis Clay, American singer-songwriter (d. 2016)
- 1943 – Joselito, Spanish singer and actor
- 1943 – Serge Lama, French singer-songwriter
- 1943 – Alan Rubin, American trumpet player (d. 2011)
- 1943 – Stan Szelest, American keyboard player (d. 1991)
- 1944 – Mike Oxley, American lawyer and politician (d. 2016)
- 1944 – Joy Williams, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist
- 1945 – Burhan Ghalioun, Syrian academic and politician
- 1946 – Pierre Curzi, Canadian actor, screenwriter, and politician
- 1946 – Ian Porterfield, Scottish-English footballer and manager (d. 2007)
- 1947 – Yukio Hatoyama, Japanese engineer and politician, 60th Prime Minister of Japan
- 1947 – Johnny Manahan, Filipino actor, director, and screenwriter
- 1947 – Derek Shulman, Scottish singer-songwriter and producer
- 1948 – Al Johnson, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2013)
- 1948 – Yoshihito, Prince Katsura of Japan (d. 2014)
- 1951 – Mike Leavitt, American politician, 14th Governor of Utah
- 1953 – Philip Anglim, American actor
- 1953 – Jeb Bush, American banker and politician, 43rd Governor of Florida
- 1953 – Tom Veryzer, American baseball player (d. 2014)
- 1954 – Wesley Strick, American director and screenwriter
- 1955 – Warren Boland, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
- 1956 – Catherine Hickland, American actress
- 1956 – Didier Lockwood, French violinist (Magma)
- 1956 – H.R., American punk rock singer-songwriter (Bad Brains)
- 1957 – Tina Ambani, Indian actress
- 1957 – Peter Klashorst, Dutch painter, sculptor, and photographer
- 1957 – Mitchell Symons, English author and journalist
- 1958 – Pepu Hernández, Spanish professional basketball coach
- 1959 – Deborah Meaden, English businesswoman
- 1959 – Roberto Moreno, Brazilian race car driver
- 1959 – Marzieh Vahid-Dastjerdi, Iranian educator and politician, Iranian Minister of Health
- 1960 – Momus, Scottish-Japanese author, journalist, and songwriter
- 1960 – Richard Mastracchio, American engineer and astronaut
- 1961 – Carey Lowell, American model and actress
- 1962 – Tammy Baldwin, American lawyer and politician
- 1962 – Sheryl Crow, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
- 1962 – Bestia Salvaje, Mexican wrestler (d. 2008)
- 1963 – José Mari Bakero, Spanish footballer and manager
- 1964 – Adrian Hasler, Liechtensteiner police officer and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Liechtenstein
- 1964 – Sarah Palin, American journalist and politician, 9th Governor of Alaska
- 1964 – Ken Shamrock, American martial artist and wrestler
- 1965 – Vicki Wilson, Australian netball player and coach
- 1966 – Dieudonné M'bala M'bala, French comedian, actor, and activist
- 1967 – Hank Gathers, American basketball player (d. 1990)
- 1967 – Paul McLoone, Irish singer, former radio producer, radio presenter, and voice actor
- 1967 – Ty Treadway, American actor and talk show host
- 1968 – Mo Willems, American author and illustrator
- 1969 – Jennifer Aniston, American actress and producer
- 1969 – Andreas Hilfiker, Swiss footballer
- 1969 – John Salako, Nigerian-English footballer, manager, and sportscaster
- 1970 – Fredrik Thordendal, Swedish guitarist and songwriter
- 1971 – Damian Lewis, English actor
- 1972 – Steve McManaman, English footballer
- 1972 – Bernd Meier, German footballer and coach (d. 2012)
- 1973 – Hernandez, American wrestler and promoter
- 1973 – Varg Vikernes, Norwegian guitarist and songwriter
- 1974 – D'Angelo, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- 1974 – Nick Barmby, English footballer and manager
- 1974 – Isaiah Mustafa, American football player and actor
- 1974 – Jaroslav Špaček, Czech ice hockey player and coach
- 1974 – Zain Verjee, Kenyan-Canadian journalist
- 1975 – Andy Lally, American race car driver
- 1975 – Callum Thorp, Australian cricketer
- 1975 – Jacque Vaughn, American basketball player and coach
- 1976 – Tony Battie, American basketball player and sportscaster
- 1976 – Peter Hayes, American singer and guitarist
- 1977 – Ioannis Okkas, Cypriot footballer and manager
- 1977 – Mike Shinoda, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- 1979 – Brandy Norwood, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
- 1981 – Kelly Rowland, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
- 1982 – Christian Maggio, Italian footballer
- 1982 – Natalie Dormer, English actress
- 1982 – Ľubomíra Kalinová, Slovak biathlete
- 1982 – Neil Robertson, Australian snooker player
- 1983 – Rafael van der Vaart, Dutch footballer
- 1984 – Maarten Heisen, Dutch sprinter
- 1984 – Marco Marcato, Italian cyclist
- 1984 – Aubrey O'Day, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
- 1984 – Maxime Talbot, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1985 – William Beckett, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Academy Is...)
- 1985 – Mike Richards, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1985 – Šárka Strachová, Czech skier
- 1986 – Abu Omar al-Shishani, Georgian commander (d. 2016)
- 1986 – Kees Luyckx, Dutch footballer
- 1987 – Luca Antonelli, Italian footballer
- 1987 – José Callejón, Spanish footballer
- 1987 – Juanmi Callejón, Spanish footballer
- 1987 – Ebba Busch Thor, Swedish politician
- 1987 – Brian Matusz, American baseball player
- 1987 – Jan Smeekens, Dutch speed skater
- 1987 – Ellen van Dijk, Dutch cyclist
- 1988 – Vlad Moldoveanu, Romanian basketball player
- 1989 – Alexander Büttner, Dutch footballer
- 1990 – Javier Aquino, Mexican footballer
- 1990 – Hwang Chan-sung, South Korean singer, rapper, and actor (2PM)
- 1990 – Q'orianka Kilcher, American actress
- 1991 – Georgia May Foote, English actress
- 1991 – Nikola Mirotic, Spanish basketball player
- 1992 – Lasse Norman Hansen, Danish track and road cyclist
- 1992 – Taylor Lautner, American actor, model and martial artist
- 1993 – Ben McLemore, American basketball player
- 1996 – Jonathan Tah, German footballer
- AD 55 – Britannicus, Roman son of Claudius (b. 41)
- 244 – Gordian III, Roman emperor (b. 225)
- 641 – Heraclius, Byzantine emperor (b. 575)
- 731 – Pope Gregory II (b. 669)
- 806 – Emperor Shunzong of Tang (b. 761)
- 824 – Pope Paschal I
- 1127 – William IX, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 1071)
- 1141 – Hugh of Saint Victor, German philosopher and theologian (b. 1096)
- 1160 – Minamoto no Yoshitomo, Japanese general (b. 1123)
- 1324 – Karl von Trier, Grand Master of the Teutonic Order
- 1358 – Ala-ud-Din Bahman Shah, first Bahmani Sultan of Deccan
- 1503 – Elizabeth of York (b. 1466)
- 1626 – Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician and astronomer (b. 1552)
- 1650 – René Descartes, French mathematician and philosopher (b. 1596)
- 1755 – Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei, Italian archaeologist, playwright, and critic (b. 1675)
- 1763 – William Shenstone, English poet and gardener (b. 1714)
- 1795 – Carl Michael Bellman, Swedish poet and composer (b. 1740)
- 1829 – Alexander Griboyedov, Russian poet, playwright, and composer (b. 1795)
- 1862 – Elizabeth Siddal, English poet and model (b. 1829)
- 1868 – Léon Foucault, French physicist and academic (b. 1819)
- 1901 – Milan I of Serbia (b. 1855)
- 1917 – Oswaldo Cruz, Brazilian physician and epidemiologist (b. 1872)
- 1918 – Alexey Kaledin, Russian general (b. 1861)
- 1923 – Wilhelm Killing, German mathematician and academic (b. 1847)
- 1931 – Charles Algernon Parsons, English-Irish engineer, invented the steam turbine (b. 1854)
- 1935 – Germanos Karavangelis, Greek-Austrian metropolitan (b. 1866)
- 1940 – John Buchan, Scottish-Canadian historian and politician, 15th Governor General of Canada (b. 1875)
- 1940 – Ellen Day Hale, American painter and author (b. 1855)
- 1942 – Jamnalal Bajaj, Indian businessman and philanthropist, founded Bajaj Group (b. 1884)
- 1942 – Ugo Pasquale Mifsud, Maltese politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1889)
- 1947 – Martin Klein, Estonian wrestler and coach (b. 1884)
- 1948 – Sergei Eisenstein, Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1898)
- 1958 – Ernest Jones, Welsh neurologist and psychoanalyst (b. 1879)
- 1959 – Marshall Teague, American race car driver (b. 1922)
- 1963 – John Olof Dahlgren, Swedish-American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1872)
- 1963 – Sylvia Plath, American poet, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1932)
- 1967 – Trần Tử Bình, Vietnamese general and diplomat (b. 1907)
- 1967 – A. J. Muste, Dutch-American minister and activist (b. 1885)
- 1968 – Howard Lindsay, American actor, director, producer, and playwright (b. 1888)
- 1968 – Deendayal Upadhyaya, Indian journalist, economist, and politician (b. 1916)
- 1969 – Kosaburo Eto, Japanese nationalist and social activist (b. 1946)
- 1973 – J. Hans D. Jensen, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
- 1975 – Richard Ratsimandrava, Malagasy colonel and politician, President of Madagascar (b. 1931)
- 1976 – Lee J. Cobb, American actor (b. 1911)
- 1976 – Alexander Lippisch, German pilot and engineer (b. 1894)
- 1977 – Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Indian lawyer and politician, 5th President of India (b. 1905)
- 1977 – Louis Beel, Dutch academic and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1902)
- 1978 – James Bryant Conant, American chemist, academic, and diplomat, 1st United States Ambassador to West Germany (b. 1893)
- 1978 – Harry Martinson, Swedish novelist, essayist, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
- 1980 – R. C. Majumdar, Indian historian (b. 1888)
- 1982 – Eleanor Powell, American actress and dancer (b. 1912)
- 1985 – Henry Hathaway, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1898)
- 1985 – C. Suntharalingam, Sri Lankan academic, lawyer, and politician (b. 1895)
- 1986 – Frank Herbert, American journalist and author (b. 1920)
- 1986 – Evelio Javier, Filipino lawyer and politician (b. 1942)
- 1989 – George O'Hanlon, American actor and voice artist (b. 1912)
- 1993 – Kamal Amrohi, Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1918)
- 1993 – Robert W. Holley, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)
- 1994 – Neil Bonnett, American race car driver and sportscaster (b. 1946)
- 1994 – Sorrell Booke, American lieutenant, actor, and director (b. 1930)
- 1994 – William Conrad, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1920)
- 1994 – Paul Feyerabend, Austrian-Swiss philosopher and academic (b. 1924)
- 1994 – Nicole Germain, Canadian actress and journalist (b. 1917)
- 1996 – Kebby Musokotwane, Zambian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1946)
- 1996 – Amelia Rosselli, Italian poet and author (b. 1930)
- 2000 – Lord Kitchner, Trinidadian singer (b. 1922)
- 2000 – Roger Vadim, French director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
- 2002 – Frankie Crosetti, American baseball player and coach (b. 1910)
- 2002 – Barry Foster, English actor (b. 1931)
- 2004 – Shirley Strickland, Australian runner and coach (b. 1925)
- 2005 – Jack L. Chalker, American author (b. 1944)
- 2006 – Peter Benchley, American author and screenwriter (b. 1940)
- 2006 – Ken Fletcher, Australian tennis player (b. 1940)
- 2006 – Jackie Pallo, English wrestler and actor (b. 1926)
- 2008 – Tom Lantos, American lawyer and politician (b. 1928)
- 2008 – Frank Piasecki, American engineer (b. 1919)
- 2009 – Estelle Bennett, American singer (b. 1941)
- 2009 – Willem Johan Kolff, Dutch-American physician and academic (b. 1911)
- 2010 – Heward Grafftey, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1928)
- 2010 – Alexander McQueen, English fashion designer, founder of his eponymous brand (b. 1969)
- 2011 – Chuck Tanner, American baseball player and manager (b. 1928)
- 2012 – Siri Bjerke, Norwegian politician, Norwegian Minister of the Environment (b. 1958)
- 2012 – Aharon Davidi, Israeli general (b. 1927)
- 2012 – Whitney Houston, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (b. 1963)
- 2013 – Jim Boatwright, American basketball player and coach (b. 1952)
- 2013 – Rick Huxley, English bass player (b. 1940)
- 2013 – D. Vinayachandran, Indian poet and educator (b. 1946)
- 2014 – Alice Babs, Swedish singer and actress (b. 1924)
- 2014 – Tito Canepa, Dominican-American painter (b. 1916)
- 2014 – Fernando González Pacheco, Spanish-Colombian journalist and actor (b. 1932)
- 2015 – Anne Cuneo, Swiss journalist and author (b. 1936)
- 2015 – Roger Hanin, Algeria-born French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1925)
- 2015 – Bob Simon, American journalist (b. 1941)
- 2015 – Jerry Tarkanian, American basketball player and coach (b. 1930)
- 2016 – Kevin Randleman, American mixed martial artist and wrestler (b. 1971)
- 2016 – Zeng Xuelin, Thai-Chinese footballer and manager (b. 1929)
- 2017 – Fab Melo, Brazilian basketball player (b. 1990)
- 2017 – Jaap Rijks, Dutch Olympic medalist (b. 1919)
- 2018 – Vic Damone, American singer, songwriter and actor (b. 1928)
- 2018 – Asma Jahangir, Pakistani human-rights lawyer and social activist (b. 1952)
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- 02/11/19--01:02: THIS DAY IN MUSIC
- 02/11/19--01:07: Article 9
- 02/11/19--01:11: Article 8
- 02/11/19--01:19: Article 7
Posted: 09 Feb 2019 05:04 PM PST
Ναυτικός και λογοτέχνης. Πέθανε στις 10 Φεβρουαρίου του 1975...
Posted: 09 Feb 2019 05:04 PM PST
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Τα βραβεία Γκράμι, η ετήσια γιορτή της αμερικάνικης μουσικής βιομηχανίας, είναι συχνά απρόβλεπτα. Οι εκπλήξεις παραμονεύουν σε κάθε διοργάνωση κι εμείς σας παρουσιάζουμε δέκα από αυτές που ξεχωρίσαμε.
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660: ιδρύεται το κράτος της Ιαπωνίας.
1380: γεννιέται ο Ιταλός ουμανιστής της Αναγέννησης Τζιανφράνκο Μπρατσιολίνι. Πεθαίνει το 1459 στη Φλωρεντία.
1650: "πεθαίνει ο Γάλλος φιλόσοφος και μαθηματικός Ρενέ ντε Καρτ, γνωστότερος στην Ελλάδα ως Καρτέσιος. Έμεινε στην ιστορία και για τη ρήση του ""σκέφτομαι, άρα υπάρχω""."
1720: η Σουηδία και η Πρωσία υπογράφουν συνθήκη ειρήνης.
1752: ανοίγει το πρώτο νοσοκομείο στις ΗΠΑ στην Πενσυλβάνια.
1776: γεννιέται στην Κέρκυρα ο Ιωάννης Καποδίστριας, ο πρώτος κυβερνήτης της Ελλάδας.
1810: ο Ναπολέων παντρεύεται τη Μαρία-Λουίζα της Αυστρίας.
1814: η Νορβηγία ανακηρύσσεται ανεξάρτητο κράτος.
1826: ιδρύεται το Πανεπιστήμιο του Λονδίνου (London University).
1843: "κάνει πρεμιέρα στο Μιλάνο η όπερα του Τζιουζέπε Βέρντι ""Οι Λομβαρδοί""."
1847: γεννιέται ο εφευρέτης Τόμας Έντισον, στον οποίο οφείλονται πάνω από 300 εφευρέσεις μεταξύ των οποίων ο φωνόγραφος και η ηλεκτρική λάμπα. Τιμήθηκε με το Νόμπελ το 1915 και πέθανε το 1935.
1858: ο Μπενίτο Χουαρέζ ανακηρύσσεται Πρόεδρος του Μεξικού στη Βέρα Κρουζ. Είχε προηγηθεί πόλεμος εναντίον του αυτοκράτορα Μαξιμιλιανού.
1868: πεθαίνει, σε ηλικία 49 ετών, στο Παρίσι ο Γάλλος φυσικός Ζαν Φουκό, ο οποίος εφηύρε το γυροσκόπιο και προσδιόρισε την ταχύτητα του φωτός.
1901: 350 κάτοικοι του δήμου Μαντίνειας και 100 των δήμων Τάνειας και Θηραίας μεταναστεύουν στην Αμερική, ενώ ετοιμάζονταν κι άλλοι.
1902: η αστυνομία χτυπά σε διαδήλωση, που έκαναν, σουφραζέτες στις Βρυξέλλες.
1916: συλλαμβάνεται η φεμινίστρια Έμμα Γκόλντμαν επειδή έδωσε διάλεξη για τον οικογενειακό προγραμματισμό.
1922: γεννιέται ο Αμερικανός ηθοποιός Λέσλι Νίλσεν.
1922: υπογράφεται στο Λονδίνο, μεταξύ Ελλάδας και ομάδας κεφαλαιούχων, δάνειο ύψους 15 εκ. λιρών.
1929: υπογράφεται η συνθήκη, που αναγνωρίζει το Βατικανό ως ανεξάρτητη Πολιτεία.
1931: εφαρμόζεται νέο πρόγραμμα ενίσχυσης των ναυτικών μας δυνάμεων.
1936: γεννιέται ο Αμερικανός ηθοποιός Μπαρτ Ρέινολντς.
1938: γεννιέται ο στρατηγός και πρώην δικτάτορας του Παναμά, Μανουέλ Νοριέγκα.
1939: το Βατικανό αναγνωρίζει το βασίλειο της Ιταλίας με πρωτεύουσα τη Ρώμη και η Ιταλία την κυριαρχία του Βατικανού πάνω στο έδαφός της.
1943: ο Αμερικανός στρατηγός Ντουάιτ Αϊζενχάουερ επιλέγεται ως διοικητής των συμμαχικών δυνάμεων στην Ευρώπη.
1945: "λήγει το συνέδριο της Γιάλτας μεταξύ των Στάλιν, Ρούσβελτ και Τσόρτσιλ, όπου συμφώνησαν στην ίδρυση του ΟΗΕ και στις μεταπολεμικές ρυθμίσεις μεταξύ νικητών και ηττημένων. Τότε μπαίνουν και τα πρώτα θεμέλια για τον μετέπειτα Ψυχρό Πόλεμο. Υπογράφεται η Συνθήκη της Γιάλτας όπου ""μοιράζεται""ο κόσμος σε σφαίρες επιρροής."
1948: πεθαίνει ο Σοβιετικός σκηνοθέτης Σεργκέι Αϊζενστάιν.
1949: στην Ισπανία, η κυβέρνηση Νεγκρίν επιστρέφει στη Μαδρίτη.
1951: στην Κορέα, τα στρατεύματα του ΟΗΕ προελαύνουν εκ νέου μέχρι την 38η γεωγραφική παράλληλο.
1953: η ΕΣΣΔ αποφασίζει τη διακοπή των διπλωματικών σχέσεών της με το Ισραήλ, μετά τη βομβιστική επίθεση, που σημειώνεται εναντίον της σοβιετικής πρεσβείας στο Τελ Αβίβ.
1957: ιδρύεται η National Hockey League Players Association στις ΗΠΑ.
1959: Ελλάδα και Τουρκία συμφωνούν για την επίλυση του Κυπριακού. Υπογράφεται στη Ζυρίχη η συνθήκη, με την οποία η Κύπρος καθίσταται ανεξάρτητο κράτος.
1960: ο Ρώσος ηγέτης Νικίτα Χρουτσόφ, κατά την περιοδεία του στην Ασία, χαιρετίζει την ινδική ουδετερότητα και παροτρύνει για αφοπλισμό.
1961: αρχίζει στην Ιερουσαλήμ η δίκη του μέλους των Ναζί Αδόλφου ’Αϊχμαν. Καταδικάζεται σε θάνατο και το Μάιο του επόμενου χρόνου εκτελείται.
1961: δολοφονείται ο Πατρίς Λουμούμπα, πρώτος πρωθυπουργός του Κονγκό και ηγετική μορφή του αφρικανικού αντιαποικιοκρατικού αγώνα.
1962: γεννιέται η μουσικός Σέριλ Κρόου.
1963: οι ΗΠΑ αναγνωρίζουν τη νέα κυβέρνηση στο Ιράκ, που σχηματίστηκε μετά από εξέγερση. Τρεις μέρες μετά, οι συγκρούσεις συνεχίζονται στις επαρχίες.
1964: αρχίζουν οι ένοπλες συγκρούσεις Ελλήνων και Τούρκων στη Λευκωσία.
1964: η Δημοκρατία της Κίνας διακόπτει διπλωματικές σχέσεις με τη Γαλλία.
1964: οι Μπιτλς δίνουν την πρώτη τους συναυλία στις ΗΠΑ.
1968: εγκαινιάζεται το νέο Madison Square Garden (το τέταρτο σε σειρά) χωρητικότητας 20.000 θέσεων στη Νέα Υόρκη
1968: ένταση σημειώνεται στα σύνορα Ισραήλ - Ιορδανίας.
1969: γεννιέται η Ελληνοαμερικανίδα ηθοποιός Τζένιφερ ’Ανιστον, σύζυγος του Μπραντ Πιτ για μερικα χρονια.
1969: "γίνονται τα εγκαίνια του ""Τελεφερίκ""Μετσόβου."
1970: η Ιαπωνία γίνεται η τέταρτη χώρα στον κόσμο, που βάζει δορυφόρο σε τροχιά γύρω από τη Γη.
1971: σαράντα κράτη υπογράφουν συνθήκη, που απαγορεύει τη χρήση πυρηνικών όπλων στη θάλασσα.
1971: σοβαρές είναι οι ενδείξεις για ύπαρξη πετρελαίου στην Ελλάδα.
1973: πραγματοποιείται η πρώτη απελευθέρωση Αμερικανών αιχμαλώτων πολέμου του Βιετνάμ.
1975: η Μάργκαρετ Θάτσερ γίνεται η πρώτη γυναίκα επικεφαλής πολιτικού κόμματος στη Βρετανία, όταν εκλέγεται αρχηγός των Τόρις, (των Συντηρητικών).
1976: η Βρετανία και ο Οργανισμός Αφρικανικών Κρατών αναγνωρίζουν το Λαϊκό Κίνημα για την Απελευθέρωση της Αγκόλα.
1978: η Κίνα επιτρέπει την κυκλοφορία των έργων του Αριστοτέλη, του Σαίξπηρ και του Ντίκενς.
1979: ο Αγιατολάχ Χομεϊνί αναλαμβάνει την εξουσία στο Ιράν.
1979: παραιτείται ο πρωθυπουργός του Ιράν δρ. Σάχπουρ Μπακχτιάρ, ύστερα από διήμερες μάχες στους δρόμους της Τεχεράνης.
1980: στο Ομάν, η Κένυα και η Σομαλία συμφωνούν να παράσχουν στρατιωτικές διευκολύνσεις στις αμερικανικές δυνάμεις.
1982: "το Στέιτ Ντιπάρτμεντ καταδικάζει τις ""εσφαλμένες εντυπώσεις"", που δημιούργησε η νέα ταινία του Κώστα Γραβά ""Αγνοούμενος"", η οποία πραγματεύεται τη δολοφονία ενός Αμερικανού δημοσιογράφου στη Χιλή, στη διάρκεια του πραξικοπήματος του Πινοσέτ."
1987: αρχίζει να ισχύει το Σύνταγμα των Φιλιππίνων.
1989: πεθαίνει ο εισαγγελέας Ανδρουλιδάκης, ο οποίος είχε τραυματιστεί στο πόδι από την τρομοκρατική οργάνωση 17Ν.
1990: απελευθερώνεται μετά από 27 χρόνια στη φυλακή ο ηγέτης των μαύρων της Νότιας Αφρικής και μετέπειτα Πρόεδρος της χώρας, Νέλσον Μαντέλα.
1990: "ο Αμερικανός πυγμάχος υπερβαρέων βαρών Τζέιμς ""Μπάστερ""Ντάγκλας, 29 ετών, νικάει τον για 37 αγώνες αήττητο κάτοχο του τίτλου Μάικ Τάισον (22 ετών) στο 10ο γύρο με νοκ-άουτ στο Παγκόσμιο Επαγγελματικό Πρωτάθλημα."
1990: ο Κωνσταντίνος Καραμανλής δεν αποδέχεται την πρόταση Μητσοτάκη να ξαναθέσει υποψηφιότητα για το αξίωμα του Προέδρου της Δημοκρατίας.
1991: 3.000 Κούρδοι σκοτώνονται ή τραυματίζονται από τους βομβαρδισμούς στο βόρειο Ιράκ από την πολυεθνική δύναμη, σύμφωνα με την κουρδική αντίσταση.
1992: ο πρώην πρωτοπυγμάχος βαρέων βαρών Μάικ Τάισον κηρύσσεται ένοχος βιασμού 18χρονης και αντιμετωπίζει ποινή κάθειρξης 60 ετών.
1992: στο Αλγέρι, οι δυνάμεις ασφαλείας συλλαμβάνουν τέσσερις μουσουλμάνους αντάρτες και κατάσχουν όπλα.
1993: "η ""Αθηναϊκή Χαρτοποιία"" (SOFTEX) γίνεται παρανάλωμα του πυρός, με ανυπολόγιστες ζημιές."
1993: η Ρωσίδα σπρίντερ Ιρίνα Πριβάλοβα κάνει νέο παγκόσμιο ρεκόρ κλειστού στίβου στα 60μ με 6.92 στη Μαδρίτη.
1993: το Ευρωκοινοβούλιο με ψήφισμά του τάσσεται υπέρ της εξεύρεσης λύσης στο Σκοπιανό, μέσω διαλόγου των δύο πλευρών, στο πλαίσιο της διαδικασίας διαιτησίας.
1994: κατηγορίες κατά των Κωνσταντίνου Μητσοτάκη, Ντόρας Μπακογιάννη και Νίκου Γρυλλάκη, εξαπολύει ο Χρήστος Μαυρίκης στην κατάθεσή του στην προανακριτική επιτροπή της Βουλής, που διερευνά το θέμα των τηλεφωνικών υποκλοπών.
1994: πέντε Αμερικανοί και ένας Ρώσος αστροναύτης επιστρέφουν στη Γη με το διαστημόπλοιο Discavery, μετά την πρώτη κοινή διαστημική αποστολή των χωρών τους.
1995: στο Ευρωκοινοβούλιο, όλα τα κόμματα υποστηρίζουν ότι, το Κυπριακό πρέπει να λυθεί πριν το τέλος του 2000 και ότι, μια ενωμένη Κύπρος πρέπει να ενταχθεί στην Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση.
2000: ο γενικός γραμματέας της σκοπιανής ομοσπονδίας Metondi Venovski βρίσκει ακαριαίο θάνατο και οι 19χρονες αθλήτριες Maya Grouyoska (60μ) και Daniela Couleska (1500μ) τραυματίζονται σοβαρά σε δυστύχημα κοντά στη Στυλίδα, στο δρόμο για τους Βαλκανικούς Αγώνες Στίβου, που θα γίνουν στην Αθήνα.
2001: ο παίκτης του ΟΦΗ Αριάν Μπεκιάι σκοράρει στο 95ο λεπτό του αγώνα ΟΦΗ- Πανηλειακού (2-2) και γίνεται ο πρώτος τερματοφύλακας στην ιστορία του ελληνικού ποδοσφαίρου, που σημειώνει τέρμα με κεφαλιά.
2003: συντρίβεται στη θαλάσσια περιοχή της Ικαρίας ελικόπτερο του ΕΚΑΒ παρασύροντας στο θάνατο τους τέσσερις επιβαίνοντες.
|February 11th: On this Day|
|1956, Elvis Presley appeared on American TV's 'Stage Show' and performed 'Heartbreak Hotel' and 'Blue Suede Shoes.'|
|1958, English singer Michael Holliday was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Story Of My Life.' The song gave writers Bacharach and David their first UK No.1 hit.|
|1963, In less than ten hours, The Beatles record ten new songs for their first album plus four other tracks which would be the next two singles. John Lennon's vocal on The Isley Brothers 'Twist & Shout' was recorded in one take to complete the album.|
|1964, The Beatles made their live concert debut in the US at the Washington Coliseum. Over 350 police surrounded the stage to keep the 8,000 plus screaming fans in control. One police officer who found the noise so loud stuck a bullet in each ear as ear plugs. The Beatles had to stop three times and turn Ringo's drum kit around and re-position their microphones so that they faced a different part of the audience. The set list: ‘Roll Over Beethoven’, ‘From Me to You’, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, ‘This Boy’, ‘All My Loving’, ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, ‘Please Please Me’, ‘She Loves You’, ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’, ‘Twist and Shout’, and ‘Long Tall Sally’.|
|1969, The Monkees set a new record when their second album, 'More Of The Monkees' jumped from No.122 to the top of the US chart. The album then stayed in pole position for eighteen weeks.|
|1972, Led Zeppelin scored their third US Top 20 hit single with 'Black Dog / Misty Mountain Hop', peaking at No.15, and taken from their fourth album. The song's title is a reference to a nameless black Labrador retriever that wandered around the Headley Grange studios during recording. Robert Plant recorded his vocal for the track in two takes.|
|1973, A local charity raised over £500 ($850) selling bedsheets and pillowcases used by The Rolling Stones after a show at Western Springs Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.|
|1977, David Bowie released 'Sound and Vision' as a single, which was taken from his latest album Low. 'Sound and Vision' was used by the BBC in the UK on trailers at the time, providing considerable exposure, much needed as Bowie opted to do nothing to promote the single himself, and helped the song to No.3 on the UK charts.|
|1978, The Brotherhood Of Man were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Figaro', the group's third and last UK No.1.|
|1985, The Police won Outstanding Contribution to British music at the fourth annual Brit Awards held in London. Other winners included Prince for best International Act and Best Soundtrack for Purple Rain, British Single was Frankie Goes To Hollywood 'Relax', British Video was Duran Duran for 'Wild Boys', British Comedy Recording Neil 'Hole In My Shoe', British Album went to Sade for 'Diamond Life', British Male Solo Artist was won by Paul Young, British Female Solo Artist, Alison Moyet and Best British Group went to Wham!|
|1987, The Smiths were at No.1 in the UK indie charts with 'Shoplifters Of The World Unite.' The title alludes to the communist slogan "Workers of the world, unite!", and the 1966 David and Jonathan hit 'Lovers of the World Unite'. The photograph on the sleeve is of a young Elvis Presley.|
|1989, Paula Abdul started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Straight Up', the first of three No.1's in 1989, a No.3 hit in the UK.|
|1992, Motley Crue fired their singer Vince Neil when he turned up for rehearsals, claiming that he had lost his passion for the band and was now more involved with racing cars.|
|1998, The hand-written lyrics to 'Candle in the Wind' by Bernie Taupin were auctioned off at Christie's in LA for £278,512.|
|2000, Spice Girls Geri Halliwell appeared in court to give evidence over the dispute with Aprilla Motorcycles. The company were suing the Spice Girls for £1.6 million ($2.72 million) over lost advertising as sponsors for the 1998 Spiceworld World tour.|
|2003, The British Phonographic Industry reported its biggest sales decline in decades, with the biggest slump in a single year since the birth of the CD market in the early 1980s. Piracy, illegal duplication and distribution by international criminals of CD's were all blamed for the decrease.|
|2008, Heather Mills and Sir Paul McCartney appeared at the High Court in London for a hearing to reach a financial settlement for their divorce. The hearing in the Family Division, which was taking place in private, was expected to last five days. The couple, who had a four-year-old daughter, Beatrice, announced the end of their four-year marriage in 2006. There had been speculation among divorce experts, based on recent cases, that the settlement could reach £60m.|
|2009, Ronettes singer Estelle Bennett died at her home in Englewood, N.J. She was 67. The 60s girl group best known for their work with producer Phil Spector had the 1963 hit 'Be My Baby' which epitomized the famed "wall of sound" technique.|
|2012, Whitney Houston was found dead in suite 434 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, submerged in the bathtub. Beverly Hills paramedics arrived at approximately 3:30 p.m. and found the singer unresponsive and performed CPR. Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. Local police said there were "no obvious signs of criminal intent." It was later ruled by the coroner to have been an "accidental drowning"|
|2014, Queen made UK chart history by becoming the first act to sell six million copies of an individual album. Their first Greatest Hits collection, which includes the hits 'We Will Rock You' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' had extended its lead after being Britain's highest-selling album for several years. The Official Charts Company said one in three British families now owned a copy of the 1981 compilation.|
|February 11th: Born on this day|
|1935, Born on this day, Gene Vincent, (born Eugene Craddock), US rock ‘n’ roll singer with His Blue Caps who had a 1956 US No.7 & UK No.16 single with ‘Be Bop A Lula’. Vincent died on October 12th 1971.|
|1939, Born on this day, Gerry Goffin, American songwriter of over 20 US hits with Carol King, including The Shirelles 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow', The Drifters 'Up On The Roof', The Chiffons, 'One Fine Day', Herman's Hermits, 'I'm Into Something Good'. Goffin died on 19th June 2014 at the age of 75 in Los Angeles.|
|1940, Born on this day, Bobby 'Boris' Pickett, who had the 1962 US No.1 & 1973 UK No.3 single 'The Monster Mash'. The song was a spoof on the dance crazes popular at the time, including the Twist and the Mashed Potato. Pickett died of leukaemia at the age of 69 on April 25th 2007.|
|1941, Born on this day, Sergio Mendes, Brazilian singer, who had the 1983 US No.4 & UK No.45 single 'Never Got Let You Go'.|
|1942, Born on this day, Otis Clay, American R&B and soul singer, who started in gospel music. He recorded the original version of 'The Only Way Is Up' in 1980 which later became a chart-topping single for Yazz and the Plastic Population. Clay died on January 8, 2016.|
|1946, Born on this day, Ray Lake, singer with British soul group The Real Thing, who had the 1976 UK No.1 single 'You To Me Are Everything'.|
|1950, Born on this day, Rochelle Fleming, singer, with First Choice who had the 1973 UK No.9 single 'Smarty Pants.|
|1953, Born on this day, Alan Rubin, The Blues Brothers, who had the 1990 UK No.12 single 'Everybody Needs Somebody To Love'.|
|1953, Born on this day, Neil Henderson, guitarist from Scottish pop group Middle Of The Road, who had the 1971 UK No.1 single 'Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep', which is one of only a few singles to have sold in excess of 10 million physical copies.|
|1962, Born on this day, Sheryl Crow, US singer, songwriter, who had the 1994 US No.2 & UK No.4 single 'All I Wanna Do', 1993 album 'Tuesday Night Music Club'. Crow worked as a backing singer on the Michael Jackson 'Bad' tour.|
|1969, Born on this day, Andrew Lovell, percussion, with English group M People, who had the 1993 UK No.2 single 'Moving On Up', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles.|
|1972, Born on this day, Craig Jones, American metal musician best known as the sampler and keyboardist in Slipknot, in which he chose #5. Jones joined the band in 1996.|
|1974, Born on this day, D'Angelo, (Michael Archer), who had the 1996 UK No. 21 single 'Lady'.|
|1977, Born on this day, Mike Shinoda, guitar, vocals, with Linkin Park, who had the 2002 US No.2 & UK No.4 single 'In The End', and the 2002 US No.2 & 2001 UK No.4 album 'Hybrid Theory'.|
|1979, Born on this day, Brandy, American singer, who had the 1998 US No.1 and UK No.2 single with Monica, 'The Boy Is Mine'.|
|1981, Born on this day, Kelly Rowland, singer with Destiny's Child who had the 2000 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Say My Name', and the 2001 US & UK No.1 single & album 'Survivor'. as a solo artist had the 2003 UK No.2 single 'Stole', and the 2002 US & UK No.1 single with Nelly 'Dilemma'. Rowland joined the judging panel on the eighth series of the British reality television competition The X Factor in 2011.|
|1984, Born on this day, Aubrey O'Day, singer, with American girl group Danity Kane, (formed on the MTV reality show Making the Band 3). They became the first female group in Billboard history to debut their first two albums at the top of the charts.|
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