On This Day [ February 22 ]


Thursday, February 22, 2024 -Quote Of The Day...

* " Make a wish, it might come true. "

On This Day In History...

In 1973- Israeli fighter planes shoot down a civilian Libyan Arab Airlines Boeing 727 killing 108

In 0057- -BC- Origin of Vikrama Samvat Era (India)

In 0606- Sabinian ends his reign as Catholic Pope

In 0896- Pope Formosa crowned king Arnulf of Karinthie/French emperor

In 1071- Battle of Cassel-Robert I the Frisian defeats Arnulf III/I

In 1281- Simon de Brion elected Pope Martinus IV

In 1288- Girolamo Masci elected Pope Nicolas IV

In 1300- Pope Boniface VIII delegates degree

In 1349- Jews are expelled from Zurich Switzerland

In 1495- French King Charles VIII enters Naples to claim the crown

In 1561- William of Orange appointed viceroy of Burgundy/Charolais

In 1630- Indians introduce pilgrims to popcorn, at Thanksgiving

In 1656- New Amsterdam granted a Jewish burial site

In 1744- Battle at Toulon English-French & Spanish fleet

In 1746- French troops conquer Brussels

In 1746- Jakobijnse troops vacate Aberdeen

In 1774- English House of Lords rules authors do not have perpetual copyright

In 1775- 1st US joint stock company (to make cloth) offers shares at £10

In 1775- Jews expelled from outskirts of Warsaw Poland

In 1784- 1st US ship to trade with China, "Empress of China", sails from New York

In 1819- Spain renounces claims to Oregon Country, Florida (Adams-Onís Treaty)

In 1821- Spain sells (east) Florida to United States for $5 million

In 1825- Russia & Britain establish Alaska-Canada boundary

In 1828- Russia & Persia sign Peace of Turkmantsjai

In 1835- HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leave Valdivia Chile

In 1836- Dutch garrison evacuates fort Du Bus New Guinea

In 1847- Battle of Buena Vista US troops beat Mexican army

In 1854- 1st meeting of the Republican Party, Michigan

In 1856- 1st national meeting of the Republican Party (Pittsburgh)

In 1858- Dion Boucicault's "Jessie Brown" premieres in New York NY

In 1860- Organized baseball played in San Francisco for the 1st time

In 1860- Shoe-making workers of Lynn MS, strike successfully for higher wages

In 1861- On a bet Edward Weston leaves Boston to walk to Lincoln's inauguration

In 1864- 2nd/last day of Battle of Okolona MS

In 1864- Battle at Dalton, Georgia

In 1864- Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Sparta) Tennessee

In 1865- Tennessee adopts a new constitution abolishing slavery

In 1865- Battle of Wilmington NC (Fort Anderson) occupied by Federals

In 1872- 1st national convention of the Prohibition Party (Columbus OH)

In 1872- Labor Reform Party formed at Columbus OH

In 1876- Johns Hopkins University opens

In 1878- Greenback Labor Party formed (Toledo OH)

In 1879- 1st 5¢ & 10¢ store opened by Frank W Woolworth in Utica NY

In 1882- With 120 miles James Saunders wins NYC's 24 hour race & $100 prize

In 1887- Union Labor Party organized in Cincinnati

In 1888- John Reid of Scotland demonstrates golf to Americans (Yonkers NY)

In 1889- Dakotas, Montana & Washington admitted to the union

In 1889- President Cleveland signs bill to admit Dakotas, Montana & Washington state

In 1892- "Lady Windermere's Fan" by Oscar Wilde premieres at St James Theater (London)

In 1892- Manitoba Rugby Football Union forms

In 1898- Black postmaster lynched, his wife & 3 daughters shot in Lake City SC

In 1900- Battle at Wynne's Hill, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)

In 1900- Hawaii became a US territory

In 1903- Due to drought the US side of Niagara Falls runs short of water

In 1906- Black evangelist William J Seymour arrives in Los Angeles CA

In 1907- 1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London

In 1907- Leonid N Andreyev's "Zhizn Cheloveka" premieres in St Petersburg

In 1909- Great White Fleet, 1st US fleet to circle the globe, returns to Virginia

In 1912- J Vedrines makes 1st airplane flight over 100 mph-161.29 kph

In 1913- Lowell High School, San Francisco opens (on its 1st campus)

In 1915- Germany begins "unrestricted" submarine war

In 1917- German Navy torpedoes 7 Dutch ships

In 1918- Germany claims Baltic states, Finland & Ukraine from Russia

In 1920- 1st artificial rabbit used at a dog race track (Emeryville CA)

In 1922- Congress authorizes Grant Memorial $1 gold coin

In 1923- Transcontinental airmail service begins

In 1923- 1st successful chinchilla farm in US (Los Angeles CA)

In 1924- 1st presidential radio address (Calvin Coolidge)

In 1927- ARC soccer team forms in Alphen on the Rhine

In 1927- Baruch Spinosa's house of mourning opened as a museum

In 1928- 1st solo England to Australia flight lands (Bert Hinkler)

In 1932- Purple Heart award re-instituted

In 1933- Göring forms SA/SS-police, shoots 40-50

In 1934- "It Happened One Night" opens at New York's Radio City Music Hall

In 1935- Airplanes are no longer permitted to fly over the White House

In 1936- Construction on Ypenburg Netherlands airport begins

In 1939- Netherlands recognizes Franco-regime in Spain

In 1940- Finnish troops vacate Koivisto island

In 1940- German air force sinks 2 German destroyers, killing 578

In 1941- Arthur T "Bomber" Harris becomes British Air Marshal

In 1941- German assault on El Agheila Libya

In 1941- I G Farben decides building Buna-Werke in Auschwitz Concentration Camp

In 1941- Nazi SS begin rounding up Jews of Amsterdam

In 1941- Paul Creston's 1st Symphony, premieres

In 1941- Roy Harris' "Ballad of a Railroad Man" premieres

In 1944- US 8th Air Force bombs Enschede, Arnhem & Nijmegen by mistake/800+ die

In 1945- Arab League forms (Cairo)

In 1945- British troops take Ramree Island, Burma

In 1945- Canadian 3rd Division occupies Moyland

In 1948- Arabs bomb attack in Jerusalem, 50 die

In 1950- Brockway & Weinstock publish "Men of Music" (revised edition)

In 1955- British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sets sail

In 1956- Elvis Presley's 1st hit in Billboard's top 10 "Heartbreak Hotel"

In 1956- 1st British soccer match at Kunstlicht Portsmouth vs Newcastle United

In 1957- Jockey Ted Atkinson, 3,500th win

In 1957- Walter O'Malley says Dodgers may play 10 exhibitions in California in 1958

In 1958- Australian swimmer Jon Konrads sets 6 world records in 2 days

In 1958- "Portotino" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 3 performances

In 1958- Egypt & Syria form United Arab Republic (UAR)

In 1958- Indonesian air force bombs Padang, Sumatra/Menado, Celebes

In 1959- 1st Daytona 500 auto race-Lee Petty wins (135.521 MPH)

In 1962- Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record with 34 free throw attempts

In 1963- Beatles begin their own music publishing company (Northern Songs)

In 1964- Beatles arrive back in England after their 1st US visit

In 1965- USSR launches Kosmos 57 into earth orbit (Voskhod Test)

In 1966- Soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok & Ugolek, 1st 2-dog crew

In 1967- 25,000 US & S Vietnamese troops launched Operation Junction City, offensive to smash Viet Cong stronghold near Cambodian border

In 1967- Barbara Garson's "MacBird" premieres in New York NY

In 1967- Sling-shot goal post & 6' wide border around field are standard in NFL

In 1968- Rock group Genesis release their 1st record "The Silent Sun"

In 1969- 1st female US thoroughbred pari-mutuel jockey win (Barbara Jo Rubin)

In 1970- "Charles Aznavour" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 23 performances

In 1971- Lieutenant General Hafiz al-Assad becomes President of Syria

In 1972- Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani becomes Amir & Prime Minister of Qatar

In 1972- President Nixon, meets with Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai in Beijing

In 1973- US & China agree to establish liaison offices in Beijing & Washington DC

In 1974- Ethiopian police shoot at demonstrators

In 1976- Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic

In 1978- 2 tankers with propane gas explode killing 15 at Waverly TN

In 1979- Billy Martin named manager of Oakland A's

In 1979- St Lucia gains independence from Britain

In 1979- Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's Primate & Cat Building is dedicated

In 1980- Afghanistan declares martial law

In 1980- USA beats USSR in Olympics hockey 4-3 en route to a gold medal

In 1981- Amy Alcott wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic

In 1982- NYC Mayor Koch announces he will run for New York governor (unsuccessful)

In 1983- Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 1500 meter freestyle swimming record

In 1983- Harold Washington wins Chicago's Democratic mayoral primary

In 1983- Hindus kill 3000 Moslems in Assam, India

In 1984- Brothers Anton & Peter Stastny score 8 points each for NHL Québec

In 1987- Bruno Marie-Rose runs world record 200 meter indoor (20.36 seconds)

In 1988- Bonnie Blair skates world record 500 meter (39.10 seconds)

In 1989- 1st Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award)

In 1989- UK physicist Stephen Hawking calls Star Wars a "deliberate fraud"

In 1989- US authors demonstrate against Iranian death treats against Salman Rushdee, author of "Satanic Rituals"

In 1989- 31st Grammy Awards Don't Worry Be Happy, Faith, Tracy Chapman

In 1989- Fins ministry of Public health installs sex vacation to thwart stress

In 1989- New York Lotto pays $26.9 million to one winner (#s are 1-5-12-19-44-50)

In 1990- 1st day India vs New Zealand cricket at Auckland New Zealand 5-78 at lunch, 9-387 stumps

In 1991- Actor Bill Bixby (57) weds Laura Michael (32)

In 1991- Bush & US Gulf War allies give Iraq 24 hours to begin Kuwait withdrawal

In 1991- Kelli McCarty, 21, (Kansas), crowned 40th Miss USA

In 1991- Test Cricket debut of Sanath Jayasuriya, vs New Zealand at Hamilton

In 1992- "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" closes at Music Box NYC

In 1992- Barry Diller resigns as CEO of Fox

In 1992- Ed McMahon, 69, weds Pamela Hurn, 37

In 1992- Lisa Walters wins LPGA Itoki Hawaiian Ladies Open Golf Tournament

In 1992- Rockers Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) & Courtney Love (Hole), wed

In 1993- Vinod Kambli scores 224 vs England at Bombay, 411 balls, 23 fours

In 1994- "Les Miserables" opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya

In 1995- Algiers police kill at least 99 prison rioters

In 1995- Steve Fossett completes 1st air balloon over Pacific Ocean (9600 km)

In 1996- "Bus Stop" opens at Circle in Square Theater NYC for 29 performances

In 1996- Actress Halle Berry files for divorce from David Justice

In 1996- STS 75 (Columbia 19), launches into orbit

In 1997- Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open

In 1998- "King & I" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 781 performances

In 1998- 18th Winter Olympics games close at Nagano Japan

February 22 -Birthdays

In 1403- Charles VII king of France (1422-61), drove out English

In 1440- Ladislaus V Posthumus King of Hungary/Bohemia

In 1514- Tahmasp I shah of Persia (1524-76)/author (Tazkire-i Shah)

In 1533- Péter Bornemisza Hungarian vicar/author/publisher (Tragoedia)

In 1542- Santino Garsi composer

In 1573- Gemignano Capilupi composer

In 1599- Anthony Van Dyck Antwerp Belgium, painter

In 1634- Petrus "Pieter" van Schooten fortress architect

In 1684- William Pulteney London, statesman (Earl of Bath)

In 1705- Peter Arctedius [Artedi], Swedish biologist

In 1732- George Washington Virginia, Father figure, 1st American President (1789-97)

In 1745- Joao de Sousa Carvalho composer

In 1749- Johann Nikolaus Forkel musicologist/1st biographer of Bach

In 1761- Erik Eriksson Tulindberg composer

In 1761- Jacob Kimball composer

In 1764- Alexander Campbell composer

In 1770- Jan Matyas Nepomuk August Vitasek composer

In 1772- Joseph Lipavsky composer

In 1772- Karl Jacob Wagner composer

In 1773- Matthijs I van Bree Flemish (court)painter

In 1778- Rembrandt Peale portrait/historical painter (Court of Death)

In 1779- Joachim Nicolas Eggert composer

In 1788- Arthur Schopenhauer Germany, philosopher (Great Pessimist)

In 1796- Adolphe Quetelet Belgium, mathematician/astronomer/statistician

In 1797- William I Berlin, King of Prussia (1861-88)/German Emperor (1871-88)

In 1798- Charles Mynn Thruston Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1873

In 1810- Frédéric F Chopin Polish/French pianist/composer

In 1810- Holger Simon Paulli composer

In 1814- Henryk Oskar Kolberg composer

In 1817- Niels Wilhelm Gade Danish violinist/composer/conductor

In 1819- James Russell Lowell poet/critic/diplomat/abolitionist

In 1819- Bernardo Calvo Puig composer

In 1821- Giovanni Bottesini composer

In 1822- Adolf Kuszmaul German physician (stomach pump, Kuszmaul disease)

In 1827- James Barnet Fry Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1894

In 1828- Robert Alexander Cameron Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1894

In 1833- Josef Foerster composer

In 1834- Albert Heinrich Zabel composer

In 1836- Eduard Wachmann composer

In 1838- Pierre Jules Cesar Janssen discoverer of hydrogen in Sun

In 1840- F August Bebel German social-democrat

In 1842- Carl Rosa Hamburg Germany, founder (Rosa opera company)

In 1842- Léon Vanderkindere Belgian historian/mayor (Ukkel)

In 1843- Affonso de Escragnolle Taunay France/Brazil writer (Inocencia)

In 1844- Kazamierz Julian Kratzer composer

In 1850- Isaac L Rice Germany, (namesake of Columbia University's Rice stadium)

In 1852- Pieter K Pel internist (Pel-Ebstein fever)

In 1857- Heinrich Hertz physicist, 1st to broadcast & receive radio waves

In 1857- Lord Robert Baden-Powell founder (Boy Scouts, Girl Guides)

In 1862- Connie Mack baseball manager (Philadelphia A's 1900-1950)

In 1862- Karen Hulda Garborg[-Bergersen] Norwegian playwright (Mot Solen/Eli)

In 1864- Jules Renard France, writer (Poil de Carotte)

In 1865- Otto Modersohn German painter

In 1868- Henri Polak union leader/politician (Social-Democrat)

In 1873- Muhammad Iqbal Dutch East Indies lawyer/poet/philosopher

In 1877- Yme C Schuitmaker Dutch potato salesman/dramatist

In 1879- Johannes Brønsted Danish physical chemist (acid-base reactions)

In 1882- Eric Gill England, sculptor/engraver/typographer (Perpetua)

In 1883- Alfred Wikenhauser German Roman Catholic exegetist (John-Apokalyps)

In 1883- Jaroslav Kocian composer

In 1883- Marguerite Clark voice (Snow White)

In 1884- Abraham "Abe" Attell boxing hall of famer

In 1886- Hugo Ball German playwright/co-founder Flametti

In 1887- Mary Ellen Chase educator/author (Windswept, 1959 Sarah Hale Award)

In 1889- Robin G Collingwood English philosopher (Roman Britain)

In 1891- "Chico" Marx New York NY, actor/comedian (Marx Brothers, Animal Crackers)

In 1891- Jan Wils Holland, architect/designer (Amsterdam's Olympics Stadium)

In 1891- Lucien Cailliet composer

In 1892- David Dubinsky labor leader (Freedom Award, 1969 Medal of Freedom)

In 1892- Edna St Vincent Millay poet/writer/feminist (Harp Weaver-Pulitzer Prize)

In 1894- Alexander Spitzmuller-Harmersbach composer

In 1895- Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre founder (Peruvian Aprista Party)

In 1896- Edvin Wide Sweden, 10K runner (Olympics-silver-1924)

In 1896- Enid Markey Dillon CO, actress (Aunt Violet-Bringing Up Buddy)

In 1896- Nacio Herb Brown US composer

In 1896- Paul Van Ostaijen Flemish poet/writer/critic (Occupied City)

In 1898- Anton de Kom Surinam/Dutch worker's union leader/resistance fighter

In 1899- Dwight Frye Salina KS, actor (Black Camel, Dracula, Frankenstein)

In 19XX- Geoffrey Scott Hollywood CA, actor (Secret Empire, Dynasty)

In 1900- Giorgios Seferis Greece, poet (Nobel 1963)

In 1900- Luis Bruñel Calanda Spain, director (Tristana, Phantom of Liberty)

In 1900- Evald Aav composer

In 1900- Sean O'Faolain [John Whelan], Ireland, writer (Murder at Cobbler's Hulk)

In 1901- Charles E Whittaker Kansas, US Supreme Court justice (1957-62)

In 1901- Mildred Davis PA, actress (Grandma's Boy)

In 1901- Stefan Lorant writer

In 1902- Hanns Neupert German piano builder/author (Das Klavichord)

In 1903- Morley Callaghan Canada, author (Toronto Star, Native Argosy)

In 1904- Peter Hurd Roswell NM, painter (Portrait of José Herrera)

In 1905- Luis Sandi composer

In 1906- Edmund von Borck composer

In 1907- Robert Young Chicago IL, actor (Father Knows Best, Marcus Welby MD)

In 1907- Sheldon Leonard New York NY, actor/director (Danny Thomas Show, Big Eddie)

In 1908- John Mills England, actor (Big Sleep, King Rat, War & Peace)

In 1908- Rómulo Betancourt President of Venezuela (1945-48, 1958-64)

In 1909- Roderick Barclay diplomat

In 1910- Al Sears jazz performer

In 1910- Muriel Monkhouse Red Cross worker

In 1910- Nicholas Monsarrat Liverpool England, novelist

In 1915- Dan Seymour Chicago IL, actor (We the People, Sing it Again)

In 1915- Gus Lesnevich light heavyweight boxing champion (1947 fight of year)

In 1917- Harmen van Rossum civil servant/resistance fighter (WWII)

In 1917- Jack Robertson cricketer (superb England batsman only played 11 Tests)

In 1917- Jane Bowles writer

In 1918- Charles O Finley baseball team owner (Oakland A's)

In 1918- Robert Wadlow Alton IL, tallest known human (2.72 m, 8' 11.1")

In 1918- Sid Abel NHLer (1948-49 Hart Trophy)

In 1918- Don [Dominic G] Pardo Westfield MA, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live)

In 1919- Jiri Pauer composer

In 1920- Bettina Vernon-Warren dancer

In 1920- Del Wood singer

In 1920- Giulietta Masina Italy, actress (La Strada, Swindle, White Sheik)

In 1921- Jean-Bedel Bokassa dictator

In 1922- Andre Asriel composer

In 1922- Felix Werder composer

In 1925- Edward Gorey Chicago IL, author/artist (The Curious Sofa)

In 1925- Gerard Hoffnung Berlin Germany, artist/humorist/musician

In 1925- Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernick], Detroit MI, actor/singer (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle)

In 1925- Raymond Joseph Cecil British architect

In 1926- Bud Yorkin producer (All in the Family, 1959, 1960 Emmy)

In 1927- Donald May Chicago IL, actor (Adam-Edge of Night, Colt .45)

In 1927- David Ahlstrom composer

In 1928- Paul Dooley Parkersburg WV, actor (16 Candles, Strange Brew, Wedding)

In 1928- Bruce Forsyth London England, comedian/TV host (Generation Game)

In 1929- Ryne Duren New York Yankee near-sighted pitcher

In 1929- Marni Nixon singer (for Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood & Deborah Kerr)

In 1930- Allison Hayes Washington, actress (Attack of the 50 Foot Woman)

In 1930- JPS van Neerven Dutch economist/editor (Limbourg Daily)

In 1932- Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (Senator-D-MA, 1962- ), (Don't let him drive)

In 1932- Piper Laurie Detroit MI, actress (Days of Wine & Roses, Carrie)

In 1933- Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley England, Duchess of Kent

In 1934- George "Sparky" Anderson South Dakota, baseball manager (Reds, Tigers)

In 1934- Thomas Paul Chicago IL, bass (NYC Opera 1963-70)

In 1935- Ineke [R M] Haas-Berger Dutch MP (PvdA)

In 1936- Ernie K-Doe [Ernest Kador Jr], New Orleans LA, rocker

In 1937- Dubravko Detoni composer

In 1937- Joanna Russ US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Female Man, Alyx)

In 1937- Noel Murphy British rugby player

In 1937- Samuel Whitbread English brewer/multi-millionaire

In 1937- Tommy Aaron Gainesville GA, PGA golfer (1973 Masters, 1969 Canadian Open)

In 1938- Ishmael Reed US, author (Last Days of Louisiana Red)

In 1938- Bobby Hendricks US soul vocalist (Itchy Twitchy Feeling)

In 1939- Steve Barber pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees)

In 1940- Chet Walker NBA all-star forward (Chicago Bulls)

In 1940- Julian Chagrin London, mime/actor (Golddiggers)

In 1940- Johnson P Mlambo South African leader (Pan-African Congress)

In 1943- Dick Van Arsdale NBA all-star (New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns)

In 1943- Tom Van Arsdale NBA all-star (Detroit, Cincinnati, Kansas City-Omaha, Philadelphia)

In 1943- David E Skaggs (Representative-D-CO)

In 1943- Louise Lopez singer

In 1944- E J Peaker Tulsa OK, actress (That's Life)

In 1944- Jonathan Demme Baldwin NY, actor/director (Caged Heat, Swing Shift)

In 1944- Ranjit Fernando Sri Lankan cricket wicketkeeper (1975 World Cup)

In 1944- Tom Okker tennis star

In 1945- Oliver singer (Good Morning Starshine, Jean)

In 1947- John Bryant (Representative-D-TX, 1983- )

In 1948- Dennis Awtrey NBA center (Chicago Bulls, Suns)

In 1949- Leslie Charleson Kansas City MO, actress (Monica-General Hospital)

In 1949- Nikki Lauda Austria, formula 1 auto racer (world champion 1975, 77, 84)

In 1950- Ellen Greene Brooklyn NY, singer/actress (Little Shoppe of Horrors, One Fine Day)

In 1950- Julius Erving ABA/NBA forward (Virginia Squirers, New York Nets, Philadelphia 76ers)

In 1950- Julie Walters England, actress (Educating Rita, Prick Up Your Ears)

In 1950- Sylvette "Miou-Miou" Hery Paris France, actress (Bottom Line, Menage, Dog Day, My Other Husband)

In 1951- Harley O Staggers Jr (Representative-D-WV, 1983- )

In 1952- James Philip Bagian Philadelphia PA, MDPE/astronaut (STS 29, STS 40)

In 1952- Wayne John Levi Little Falls NY, PGA golfer (1983 Buick Open)

In 1955- Tim Young athlete

In 1956- Amy Alcott Kansas City MO, LPGA golfer (1983 Nabisco Dinah Shore, Vare Trophy 1980, 83)

In 1958- Kyle MacLachlan Yakima WA, actor (Blue Velvet, Dune, Twin Peaks, The Hidden)

In 1959- Susan Benjamin actress (Tracy-Accidental Family)

In 1961- Debbie Linden Glasgow Scotland, actress (Kenny Everett Show)

In 1961- Don Van Spall guitarist (Sleeze Beez)

In 1961- Marla O'Hara Gardena CA, WPVA volleyballer (Santa Cruz-3rd-1991)

In 1961- Mike Morris NFL center (Minnesota Vikings)

In 1962- Lenda Murray Detroit MI, body builder (4X Ms Olympia)

In 1962- Lisa Jacquin equestrian show jumper (Olympics-96)

In 1963- Dave Besteman Madison WI, speed skater (Olympics-1994)

In 1963- Devon Malcolm cricketer (in Jamaica England fast bowler 1989-95)

In 1963- Vijay Singh Lautoka Fiji, PGA golfer (1993 Buick Classic)

In 1964- James Wlcek New York NY, actor (Trent-Walker Texas Ranger, Linc-As The World Turns)

In 1964- Gigi Fernandez [Beatriz], San Juan PR, US tennis star (Olympics-gold-96, 1988 US Open Doubles)

In 1965- Pat LaFontaine St Louis MO, NHL center (Olympics-1984, New York Islanders, New York Rangers)

In 1965- Chris Dudley NBA center (New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers)

In 1965- Joe Reekie Victoria, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)

In 1966- Sheila Riggins Trussville AL, Miss Alabama-America (1990)

In 1966- Brent Severyn Vegreville Alberta Canada, NHL defenseman (New York Islanders)

In 1966- Suave singer

In 1966- Thorsten Kaye soap actor (Patrick-One Life to Live, Silencers)

In 1967- Marianne Ihalainen ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics-98)

In 1967- Steve Broussard NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks)

In 1968- Abeyratne Samarasekera UAE cricket all-rounder (1996 World Cup)

In 1968- Jayson Williams NBA center (New Jersey Nets)

In 1968- Jeri Ryan actress (7 of 9-Star Trek Voyager)

In 1968- Johanne Samarasekera UAE cricket opening bowler (96 World Cup)

In 1968- Reggie Rivers NFL running back (Denver Broncos)

In 1969- Kahryn Tough Calgary Alberta, volleyball (Olympics-96)

In 1969- Leslie Spalding Billings MT, golfer (Montana Women's Amateur-90, 91)

In 1969- Mark Chmura NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)

In 1969- Shawn Jefferson NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots)

In 1970- Adam Keefe NBA forward (Utah Jazz)

In 1970- Dominic Roussel Hull, NHL goalie (Winnipeg Jets)

In 1970- Leo Stefan hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)

In 1971- Barry Smith 100 meter/200 meter runner

In 1971- Gilbert Brown NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)

In 1971- Jason Marshall Cranbrook British Columbia Canada, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)

In 1971- Lea Salonga Manila Philippines, singer/actress (Miss Saigon)

In 1971- Lisa Fernandez Lakewood CA, softball pitcher (Olympics-gold-96)

In 1971- Max Lane NFL tackle (New England Patriots)

In 1971- Mohammed Sylla soccer player (Willem II, FC Martigues)

In 1971- Rico Mack WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)

In 1972- Christin Didier Miss Montana-USA (1997)

In 1972- Michael Chang Hoboken NJ, tennis star (1989 French Open)

In 1973- James Christensen NFL guard (Atlanta Falcons)

In 1973- Kate Sage Australian field hockey forward (Olympics-96)

In 1973- Kimberly Davies Melbourne Australia, actress (Baywatch)

In 1973- Ntala Skinner Sun Valley ID, biathlete (Olympics-1994)

In 1974- Aaron Gavey Sudbury, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)

In 1974- Kyoko Nagatsuka Shizuoka Prefecture Japan, tennis star (1996 Hobart)

In 1975- Charles O'Bannon NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)

In 1975- Drew Barrymore Los Angeles CA, actress (ET, Firestarter, Poison Ivy, Altered States)

In 1975- Gregory Maddalone Schenectady NY, dance skater (& Demkowski)

In 1977- Melanie Schnell Radstadt Austria, tennis star (1994 semi Surabaya)

In 1979- David Lopez Queens NY, actor (and God Created Women, Ghostwriter)

February 22 -Deaths Which Occurred

In 0606- Sabinian Italian Pope (604-06), dies

In 1071- Arnulf III earl of Flanders/Hainault (Arnulf I), dies in battle

In 1076- Godfried III with the Hump, duke of Lower Lorraine, murdered

In 1078- Johannes van Fécamp Italian mystic writer, dies

In 1078- John of Fécamp Italian mystic writer, dies

In 1213- Wibert of Gembloers benediction/writer/abbot of Gembloers, dies

In 1371- David II Bruce king of Scotland (1331-71), dies at 46

In 1478- Hendrik Herp (Herpius/Harphius) writer (Spieghel volcomenheit), dies

In 1512- Amerigo Vespucci Italian explorer (America), dies at 61

In 1674- John Wilson composer, dies at 78

In 1687- Jean-Baptiste Lully Paris, composer

In 1690- Charles Le Brun classical painter (Academie de Peinture), dies at 70

In 1695- Robert Southwell English poet, hanged for becoming a Catholic priest

In 1727- Francesco Gasparini composer, dies at 58

In 1731- Frederik Ruysch Dutch anatomist, dies at 92

In 1750- Pietro Filippo Scarlotti composer, dies at 71

In 1770- Christopher Snider 11, Boston, becomes 1st martyr of US Revolution

In 1788- Franz Joseph Oehlschlagel composer, dies at 63

In 1816- Adam Ferguson Scottish sociologist/historian, dies at 92

In 1822- Johann Ignaz Walter composer, dies at 66

In 1824- John Davy composer, dies at 60

In 1829- Adam A earl von Neipperg Austrian General, dies at 53

In 1832- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe poet, Weimar, Germany

In 1836- John Clarke-Whitfeld composer, dies at 65

In 1838- Friedrich Johann Eck composer, dies at 70

In 1846- Carolus Antonius Fodor composer, dies at 77

In 1846- Nikoli A Poveloi Russian writer/publisher, dies at 49

In 1849- Alexander Ernst Fesca composer, dies at 28

In 1875- Charles Lyell British geologist (Elements of Geology), dies at 77

In 1878- Franz Hunten composer, dies at 84

In 1896- Thomas Hughes politican/author of Tom Brown's Schooldays, Brighton

In 1903- Frederick William Farrar writer/dean (Canterbury 1895-1903), dies

In 1903- Hugo Filipp Jakob Wolf Austrian composer (Corregidor), dies at 42

In 1912- Richard Andree German geographer (Andree's Handatlas), dies at 76

In 1913- Suarez Mexican vice President, assassinated in a military coup

In 1913- Ferdinand Mongin de Saussure Swiss linguist, dies at 55

In 1913- Francisco Indalecio Madero Mexican President, assassinated in military coup at 39

In 1925- Georges/Joris Helleputte Belgian Catholic minister, dies at 72

In 1925- Nina David [Mrs Radcliffe N Salomon], poet/author, dies

In 1925- Thomas C Allbutt English physiologist, dies at 88

In 1930- Godfried van Daalen Dutch General/governor of Atjeh, dies at 66

In 1934- Willem Kes violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 78

In 1936- Johan M Skjoldborg Danish writer (Dynaes Digte), dies at 74

In 1943- Christoph Probst German resistance fighter (That Weisse Rose), dies

In 1943- Hans Scholl German resistance fighter (White Rose), beheaded at 24

In 1943- Sophie Scholl German resistance fighter (Die Weisse Rose), beheaded

In 1949- Russell Porter actor (Betsy, Hanna's War, British Empire), dies

In 1956- Paul Léautaud [Maurice Boissard], French writer (Petit ami), dies at 84

In 1957- Harry Sothern actor (Dr Huer-Buck Rogers), dies at 72

In 1958- Michael Todd film magnate, killed in an New Mexico air crash

In 1959- Helen Parrish actress (Hour Glass), dies of cancer at 36

In 1960- Hubert Cuypers composer/choir conductor (Missa Populi), dies at 86

In 1961- George de las Cuevas Bustillo y Teheran Chilean marquis, dies at 75

In 1964- Edie Martin actor (Titfield Thunderbolt), dies at 84

In 1966- Paul de Keyser Flemish philologist/folklorist, dies at 74

In 1967- Joe Forte actor (Horwitz-Life With Luigi), dies at 70

In 1967- Fritz Erler German politician (SDP), dies at 53

In 1968- Omer CFL Tulippe Belgian geographer, dies at 71

In 1971- Barry Macollum actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 81

In 1971- Matt McHugh actor (Taxi, Freaks, Barbary Coast), dies at 77

In 1971- Rudolf Mauersberger composer, dies at 82

In 1972- Walter Sande actor (Adventures of Tugboat Annie), dies at 65

In 1973- Elizabeth Bowen Anglo-Irish novelist (Cat Jumps), dies in London at 72

In 1973- Katina Paxinou actress (For Whom the Bell Tolls, Zita), dies at 72

In 1973- Winthrop Rockefeller US Governor (Arkansas), dies at 60

In 1976- Angela Baddeley actress (Mrs Kate Bridges-Upstairs, Downstairs), dies from pneumonia at 71

In 1976- Florence Ballard rocker (Supremes), dies of a heart attack at 32

In 1976- Michael Polany Hungarians/English chemist/sociologist, dies at 84

In 1977- Edith Barrett actress (Molly & Me, Ghost Ship), dies at 64

In 1977- Jack O'Connor cricketer (batted in 4 Tests for England 1929-30), dies

In 1978- Ilka Chase actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), dies at 74

In 1978- Phyllis McGinley US poetess (Pulitzer 1961), dies at 72

In 1980- Alfred Andersch German writer (Red Head), dies at 66

In 1980- Oskar Kokoschka Austria/British painter/graphic artist, dies at 93

In 1980- Richard Kallman actor (Verboten, Hell Canyon Outlaws), dies at 46

In 1982- Murray "the K" Kaufman NYC DJ (The 5th Beatle), dies at 60

In 1983- Christina E "Christine" Auwen singer/wife of John Kelly, dies at 75

In 1983- Romain Maes Belgian bicyclist (Tour de France 1935), dies at 70

In 1984- David spent most of his life in a plastic bubble, dies at 12

In 1985- Alexander Scourby actor (Victory at Sea, Ransom), dies at 71

In 1985- Efrem A Zimbalist Russian/US composer/violinist, dies at 95

In 1987- David Susskind TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show), dies at 66

In 1987- Andy Warhol pop artist, dies from complications following gall bladder surgery at 58

In 1987- David Susskind TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show), dies at 66

In 1987- Glenway Wescott US writer (Apartment in Athens), dies at 85

In 1989- Joan Woodbury actress (Super Sleuth, Northwest Trail), dies

In 1990- Stephen Burns actor (Casey's Shadow), dies

In 1992- Richard Sheldon dies at 59

In 1993- Jean Lecanuet French UDF-presidential candidate, dies at 72

In 1993- Pieter A H Bos Dutch lawyer/procureur-General (Aruba), dies at 63

In 1994- "Papa" John Creach US jazz musician (Papa Blues), dies at 76

In 1995- Ed Flanders actor (Dr Westphall-St Elsewhere), commits suicide at 60

In 1995- Elfi Althoff-Jacobi Austrian circus director, dies at 80

In 1995- Lembarek Boumaarafi Algerian murderer of President Boudiaf, dies

In 1996- Helmut Schoen soccer coach, dies at 80

In 1996- Niall MacDermott lawyer/politician, dies at 79

In 1997- Austin Andrew Wright sculptor, dies at 85

In 1997- Frank Launder director/scriptwriter, dies at 91

In 1998- Grandpa [Louis Marshall] Jones country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 84

In 1998- Jose Maria de Areilza Spanish minister of foreign affairs (1975-76), dies

In 1998- Sandy Hume correspondent (Fox News), commits suicide at 28

February 22 -Holidays

* British Commonwealth : Girl Guides Thinking Day (1857)

* Central African Republic : President's Birthday

* Egypt, Syria : Unity Day (1958)

* India : Mothers Day

* México : National Mourning Day (Francisco I Madero-1913)

* Qatar : Amir's Assumption of Amirship (1972)

* St Lucia : Independence Day (1979)

* Virgin Island : Donkey Races Day

* World : Brotherhood Day (1934) - - - - - ( Sunday )

February 22 -Religious History

In 1680- Death of Thomas Goodwin, 79, famed English Congregational Nonconformist preacher. His last words were: 'Ah, is this dying? How I have dreaded as an enemy this smiling friend.'

In 1805- Birth of Sarah Flower Adams, English religious writer. Her most enduring verses today comprise the lyrics to the hymn, "Nearer, My God, To Thee."

In 1906- Black evangelist William J. Seymour first arrived in Los Angeles and began holding revival meetings. The "Azusa Street Revival" later broke out under Seymour's leadership, in the Apostolic Faith Mission located at 312 Azusa Street in Los Angeles. It was one of the pioneering events in the history of 20th century American Pentecostalism.

In 1944- English apologist C.S. Lewis wrote in a letter: 'Heaven enters wherever Christ enters, even in this life.'

In 1980- American Presbyterian apologist Francis Schaeffer wrote in a letter: 'None of us are normal, even after we are Christians if we mean by that being perfect. What is possible, however, is for us to live in the fullness of life in the circle of who we are, constantly pressing on the border lines to try to take further steps.'