1685 - Johann Sebastian (JS) Bach, German Composer and Organist
1839 - Modest Mussorgsky, Russian Composer and Member of the group known as "The Five"and famous for his work Pictures at an Exhibition.
1905 - Phyllis McGinley, Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet (Times Three: Selected Verse from Three Decades)
1906 - John D. Rockefeller III, Billionaire Philanthropist
1916 - Harold Robbins, Writer
1921 - Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian Violinist
1958 - Gary Oldman, Actor
1960 - Ayrton Senna, Formula One Racer
1962 - Matthew Broderick, Actor
Actor Matthew Broderick
Formula One racer Ayrton Senna
JS Bach's Mass in D minor (Proms 2012)
Performers: Joélle Harvey soprano, Carolyn Sampson soprano, Iestyn Davies counter-tenor, Ed Lyon tenor, Matthew Rose bass. Choir of the English Concert. The English Concert. Harry Bicket conductor.
Venue & Place: Royal Albert Hall 2 August 2012. (YouTube, uploaded by Manderiens. Accessed March 21, 2018.)
1556 - The Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cramner, is burned at the stake as a heretic. Hundreds more Protestants were executed during the reign of "Bloody Mary," the Catholic daughter of Henry VIII.
1851 - The Yosemite Valley is discovered in California, U.S.
1963 - The notorious U.S. Federal Penitentiary, Alcatraz, closes after 29 years in operation.
1980 - In the famous TV show Dallas episode, JR (played by Larry Hagman) is shot in a cliff-hanger.
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3. Dateline. Sydney: Millennium House, (2006)
4. Grun, Bernard. The Timestables of History, New 3rd Revised Ed. Simon & Schuster/Touchstone (1991)
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