Historic Anniversaries this Week

Historical Anniversaries this Week

August 13

 Births (150 years ago today): 1872Richard Willstätter, German-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1942)

 Births (100 years ago today): 1922Chuck Gilmur, American basketball player, coach, and educator (d. 2011)

 Births (50 years ago today): 1972Kevin Plank, American businessman, founded Under Armour

August 14

 Events (50 years ago today): 1972 – An Ilyushin Il-62 airliner crashes near Königs Wusterhausen, East Germany killing 156 people.[34]

 Births (50 years ago today): 1972Laurent Lamothe, Haitian businessman and politician, Prime Minister of Haiti[157]

 Deaths (100 years ago today): 1922Rebecca Cole, American physician and social reformer (b. 1846)[204]

 Deaths (50 years ago today): 1972Oscar Levant, American actor, pianist, and composer (b. 1906)[220]

 Deaths (50 years ago today): 1972 – Jules Romains, French author and poet (b. 1885)[221]

August 15

 Births (150 years ago today): 1872Sri Aurobindo, Indian guru, poet, and philosopher (d. 1950)

 Births (100 years ago today): 1922Leonard Baskin, American sculptor and illustrator (d. 2000)

 Births (100 years ago today): 1922 – Giorgos Mouzakis, Greek trumpet player and composer (d. 2005)

 Births (100 years ago today): 1922 – Sabino Barinaga, Spanish footballer and manager (d. 1988)

 Births (50 years ago today): 1972Ben Affleck, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

 Births (50 years ago today): 1972 – Jennifer Alexander, Canadian ballerina (d. 2007)

 Births (50 years ago today): 1972 – Mikey Graham, Irish singer[21]

 Deaths (1000 years ago today): 1022Nikephoros Phokas Barytrachelos, Byzantine rebel

August 16

 Events (50 years ago today): 1972 – In an unsuccessful coup d'état attempt, the Royal Moroccan Air Force fires upon Hassan II of Morocco's plane while he is traveling back to Rabat

 Births (100 years ago today): 1922James Casey, English comedian, radio scriptwriter and producer (d. 2011)

 Births (100 years ago today): 1922 – Ernie Freeman, American pianist and bandleader (d. 2001)

 Births (50 years ago today): 1972Stan Lazaridis, Australian footballer[22]

 Deaths (50 years ago today): 1972Pierre Brasseur, French actor and screenwriter (b. 1905)

August 17

 Births (100 years ago today): 1922Roy Tattersall, English cricketer (d. 2011)

 Births (50 years ago today): 1972Habibul Bashar, Bangladeshi cricketer

August 18

 Events (450 years ago today): 1572 – Marriage in Paris, France, of the Huguenot King Henry III of Navarre to Margaret of Valois, in a supposed attempt to reconcile Protestants and Catholics.[4]

 Births (200 years ago today): 1822Isaac P. Rodman, American general and politician (d. 1862)

 Births (100 years ago today): 1922Alain Robbe-Grillet, French director, screenwriter, and novelist (d. 2008)

 Deaths (1550 years ago today): 472Ricimer, Roman general and politician (b. 405)

August 19

 Events (250 years ago today): 1772Gustav III of Sweden stages a coup d'état, in which he assumes power and enacts a new constitution that divides power between the Riksdag and the King.

 Births (100 years ago today): 1922Jack Holland, Australian rugby league player (d. 1994)[33]

 Births (50 years ago today): 1972Roberto Abbondanzieri, Argentinian footballer and manager

 Births (50 years ago today): 1972 – Chihiro Yonekura, Japanese singer-songwriter

 Deaths (950 years ago today): 1072Hawise, Duchess of Brittany (b. 1037)

 Deaths (200 years ago today): 1822Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer (b. 1749)

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