Today in History for 29th September 2021

Historical Events

1608 – Captain Newport arrives from England with supplies for colonists
1954 – “Masquerade Party” TV game show moves from CBS to ABC for two seasons
1967 – Mickey Hart joins the Grateful Dead and plays the Straightater
1968 – Chuck Latourette, sets NFL record 47.7 yd punt return avg (3 punts)
1979 – John Huston’s “Wine Blood” premieres at NY Film Festival
1989 – Zsa Zsa Gabor convicted of slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills

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Famous Birthdays

1636 – Thomas Tenison, English Archbishop of Canterbury (1694-1715), born in Cottenham, England (d. 1715)
1831 – John McAlister Schofield, American Major General (Union Army), born in Gerry, New York (d. 1906)
1915 – Vincent DeDomenico, American entrepreneur (Rice-A-Roni), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
1934 – Lance Gibbs, West Indian cricketer (prolific West Indian off-spinner, 309 wickets), born in Georgetown, British Guiana
1941 – Kermit Zarley, American golfer, author (Canadian Open 1970), born in Seattle, Washington
1968 – Matt Goss, English singer-songwriter (Bros. – “I Owe You Nothing”), born in London, England

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Famous Deaths

1908 – Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Brazilian writer (Epitaph of a small winner), dies at 69
1994 – Don Watson, Australian race car driver, dies in an accident at a practice for the Bathurst 1000 at 43
1995 – George Chesterman Phillips, British naval officer, dies at 90
1997 – Milner Gray, British graphic designer, dies at 97
2005 – Austin Leslie, American chef, the “Godfather of Fried Chicken” (b. 1934)
2009 – Pavel Popovich, Ukrainian cosmonaut (Vostok IV, Soyuz 14), dies at 78

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