Today in History for 28th October 2019

Historical Events

1882 – Athletics reveal $22,000 profit in their 1st season in the American Association
1954 – N Richard Nash’ “Rainmaker” premieres in NYC
1961 – “Fiorello!” closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC starring Tom Bosley after 796 performances and a Pulitzer Prize
1979 – Dick Howser (best Yank mngr win-lost pct .636) replaces Billy Martin
1989 – Oakland A’s beat San Francisco, 9-6 at Candlestick Park to sweep Giants in earthquake affected “Bay Bridge” Baseball World Series; A’s pitcher Dave Stewart MVP
2016 – Disney and Alessia Cara release the sing “How Far I’ll Go” for the film “Moana”

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Famous Birthdays

1846 – Auguste Escoffier, French chef and culinary writer, ‘king of chefs and chef of kings’, born in Villeneuve-Loubet, France (d. 1935)
1946 – Wim Jansen, Dutch footballer and coach
1947 – Tom Fitzsimmons, actor (Franklin-Paper Chase), born in San Francisco, California
1968 – Shawna Molcak, Cardston Alberta, basketball guard (Olympics 1996)
1972 – Chad Folk, CFL cornerback (Toronto Argonauts)
1981 – Milan Baroš, Czech footballer

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Famous Deaths

1627 – Jahangir, 4th Mughal Emperor of India (1605-27), dies at 58
1708 – Prince George of Denmark, Prince Consort of Anne of England, dies at 55
1754 – Friedrich von Hagedorn, German poet (Versuch einiger Poem), dies at 46
1929 – Hermann Ungar, Moravian writer, dies at 36
1986 – John Braine, English novelist (Life at the Top), dies at 64
1991 – John Korbal, film historian (Marlene Dietrich), dies at 51

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