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Five random people born on this day...

  • Marcus Allen, NFL running back, Los Angeles Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs, Heisman 1981 (1960)
  • Gerald du Maurier, born in London, England, actor, Power, Escape, Masks and Faces (1874)
  • Amedee Turner, QC/MEP (1929)
  • Nathaniel Bowditch, mathematician, astronomer and author, Marine Sextant (1773)
  • Richard Tandy, rock bassist, ELO (1948)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Georges Vezina, NHL Hall of Fame goalie (Canadiens), dies (1926)
  • Konstantin Fehrenbach, German reichs chancellor (1920-21), dies at 74 (1926)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer (Appassionata), dies at 56 (1827)
  • Gunther Weisenborn, German/Argentine writer (Illegals), dies at 66 (1969)
  • Walt Whitman, poet, dies in Camden, New Jersey at 72 (1892)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Last day of 1st-class cricket for Allan Border (Qld vs. Vic) (1996)
  • NASA launches Fltsatcom-6, it failed to reach orbit (1987)
  • 200" telescope lens shipped, Corning Glass Works, New York-Cal Tech (1936)
  • U.S. Army launched America's third successful satellite, "Explorer III" (1958)
  • Birdman of Alcatraz receives solitary (1916)

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