Monday, March 30, 2009


A belated selective cut and pasted from


1911 - In New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers.

Just yesterday I was watching some of the bonus features of the GANGS OF NEW YORK dvd. It mentioned that percentage-wise (based on population and real estate) that the damage from the fire was more catastrophic than September 11, 2001.

1965 - Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King, Jr. successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.

1972 - ABC sitcom Bewitched has its final episode aired.

1979 - The first fully functional space shuttle orbiter, Columbia, is delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for its first launch.

1992 - Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station.

1995 - The world's first wiki, a part of the Portland Pattern Repository, is made public by Ward Cunningham.

Nice... the first wiki was based on Apple Macintosh's HYPERCARD. I used to love Hypercard when I had a Mac.


1908 - David Lean, English film director (d. 1991)

Director of film classics such as: LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO and others.

1911 - Jack Ruby, killer of Lee Harvey Oswald (d. 1967)

Will we ever find out what really happened about the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963?

1918 - Howard Cosell, American sports reporter (d. 1995)

A legend. 'Nuf said.

1926 - László Papp, Hungarian boxer (d. 2003)

He won gold medals in the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, the 1952 Summer Olympics, in Helsinki and the 1956 Summer Olympics held in Melbourne, Australia. In his final Olympic competition, he beat José Torres for the gold medal, to become the first boxer in Olympic history to win three successive gold medals.

1943 - Paul Michael Glaser, American actor

The original Starsky of STARSKY AND HUTCH. 1970's!!!!!!!

1955 - Lee Mazzilli, American baseball player


1960 - Idy Chan Yuk-Lin, Hong Kong actress

Asian TV fans should know Idy. She is most famous for her role as Xiaolongnu in the 1983 TVB adaptation of Jinyong's novel, The Return of the Condor Heroes, costarring mega-pop idol Andy Lau.

1960 - Steve Norman, British saxophonist (Spandau Ballet)

Awesome 1980's music with songs such as TRUE and GOLD.

1965 - Sarah Jessica Parker, American actress

1966 - Tom Glavine, American baseball player

Former NY Met and Atlanta Brave... future Hall of Famer with 305 wins to his record.

1976 - Wladimir Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer


1999 - Cal Ripken, Sr., American baseball manager (b. 1936)



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