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Major - Notable Historical Events

Louis XIVSep 1, 1715

Benedict ArnoldSep 21, 1780

Pierre Charles L'EnfantMay 2, 1783

William WilberforceMay 12, 1789

Arthur WellesleyAug 21, 1808

TecumsehAug 16, 1812

General LeeAug 18, 1862

General ShermanNov 15, 1864

George Armstrong CusterJun 25, 1876

GeronimoSep 4, 1886

George Bernard ShawNov 18, 1905

Cy YoungOct 6, 1911

Andrew E. DouglassMay 22, 1919

Babe RuthSep 20, 1919

Joe DiMaggioMay 3, 1936

Jimmy StewartMar 22, 1941

Stan MusialSep 17, 1941

PattonMar 7, 1943

Jackie RobinsonApr 15, 1947

Willie MaysMay 25, 1951

Ernie BanksSep 20, 1953

Ted WilliamsApr 30, 1958

Pete RoseApr 13, 1963

Reggie JacksonMay 13, 1983

Mark McGwireAug 25, 1986

Nolan RyanJul 31, 1990

Margaret ThatcherNov 27, 1990

Steffi GrafJun 21, 1994

Bill ClintonAug 26, 1996

Roger ClemensSep 18, 1996

EminemFeb 23, 1999

George W. BushMay 1, 2003

Tiger WoodsJul 17, 2005

Pablo PicassoDec 20, 2007

Barack ObamaAug 27, 2008

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Major - Historical Events
Date Event
910-08-05

The last major Viking army to raid England is defeated at the Battle of Tettenhall by the allied forces of Mercia and Wessex, led by King Edward and Earl Aethelred.

939-07-08

The Major Occultation, or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi

1459-09-23

Battle of Blore Heath in Staffordshire, the first major battle of the English Wars of the Roses.

1512-04-11

Battle of Ravenna: French forces under Gaston de Foix defeat Holy League in a major battle of the Italian Wars

1598-12-21

Battle of Curalaba: The revolting Mapuche, led by cacique Pelentaru, inflict a major defeat on Spanish troops in southern Chile; all Spanish cities south of the Biobio river are eventually taken by the Mapuches, and all conquest of Mapuche territories by Europeans practically ceases, until the 1870s "Pacification of Araucania".

1616-01-12

Brazilian city Belem (the entrance gate to the Amazon) founded by Captain Major Francisco Branco

1646-02-16

Battle of Great Torrington, Devon - the last major battle of the first English Civil War.

1659-10-13

Gen-major John Lambert drives out English Rump-government

1708-09-11

Charles XII of Sweden stops his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, marking the turning point in the Great Northern War. The army is defeated nine months later in the Battle of Poltava, and the Swedish empire is no longer a major power.

1709-09-03

1st major group of Swiss/German colonists reaches NC/SC

1715-09-01

King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.

1720-05-25

The Ship "Le Grand St Antoine" reaches Marseille, bringing Europe's last major plague outbreak. Kills around 100,000

1765-01-16

Charles Messier catalogs M41 (galactic cluster in Canis Major)

1776-01-18

James Wright, Royal Governor of Georgia, is placed under house arrest by Major Joseph Habersham

1777-07-31

Marquis de Lafayette, 19, made major-general of Continental Army

1777-09-20

Battle of Paoli; British forces under Major General Charles Grey attacked Brigadier General Anthony Wayne's encampment. Claims that the British gave no quarter led to the engagement becoming known (from an American perspective) as the "Paoli Massacre."

1780-09-21

Benedict Arnold gives British Major Andre plans to West Point

1780-09-23

British Major John Andre reveals Benedict Arnold's plot to betray West Point

1780-10-16

Royalton, Vermont and Tunbridge, Vermont last major raid of the American Revolutionary War.

1783-05-02

Architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant is promoted by brevet to Major of Engineers in recognition of his service to American liberty

1789-05-12

William Wilberforce makes his first major speech on abolition in UK House of Commons, reasons the slave trade morally reprehensible and an issue of natural justice

1793-09-20

British troops under Major-general Williamson lands on (French) Haiti

1794-06-26

Battle of Fleurus; major victory by forces of the First French Republic under General Jean-Baptiste Jourdan over the Coalition Army (Great Britain, Hanover, Dutch Republic, and Habsburgs) first use of reconnaissance balloon

1808-08-21

Battle of Vimeiro: British and Portuguese forces led by General Arthur Wellesley defeat French force under Major-General Jean-Andoche Junot near the village of Vimeiro, Portugal, the first Anglo-Portuguese victory of the Peninsular War.

1812-08-16

British forces under the command of Major General Sir Isaac Brock capture Fort Detroit with the help of Indigenous warriors led by Tecumseh

1821-05-12

The first major battle of the Greek War of Independence against the Turks occurs in Valtetsi.

1826-03-21

Beethoven's Quartet #13 in B flat major (Op 130) premiered in Vienna

1830-10-27

Major-General Baron D Chasse bombs Antwerp (Belgium revolution)

1846-05-08

1st major battle of Mexican War fought at Palo Alto, Texas

1849-07-03

The French entered Rome in order to restore Pope Pius IX to power. This would prove a major obstacle to Italian unification.

1851-05-04

1st major SF fire

1853-05-06

1st major US rail disaster kills 46 (Norwalk, Connecticut)

1854-02-11

Major streets lit by coal gas for 1st time

1854-09-20

Battle of the Alma: first major battle of Crimean War. British and French alliance defeat the Russians

1857-10-06

American Chess Association organized; 1st major US chess tournament (NYC)

1860-12-26

Major Robert Anderson, under cover of darkness, concentrated his small force at Ft Sumter

1861-07-16

Battle of Bull Run, the 1st major battle of the Civil War, is fought

1861-07-21

1st major battle of Civil War ends (Bull Run), Va - South wins

1862-02-15

Grant's major assault on Ft Donelson, Tennessee

1862-05-01

Major General Benjamin Butler's Union forces occupy New Orleans in US Civil War

1862-05-15

Major Gen Benjamin F Butler issues order (New Orleans) that confederate women abusing union soldiers be treated as whores

1862-08-18

General Lee's adjutant major Stuart captured

1863-07-03

Battle of Gettysburg, Pa, the largest battle ever fought on the American continent, ends in a major victory for the Union.

1864-08-21

Major Gen Nathan B Forrests assault on Memphis, Tennessee

1864-10-19

US Brigadier General Emory Upton (25) promoted to Major General

1864-11-15

Union Major General Sherman leaves Atlanta on the "March to the Sea"

1865-02-08

1st black major in US army, Martin Robinson Delany

1874-07-29

Major Walter Copton Wingfield patents a portable tennis court

1876-06-25

Battle of the Little Bighorn: 7th Cavalry under Lieutenant Colonel (sometime Brevet Major General) George Armstrong Custer wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne, Custer killed

1879-01-01

John Brahms' Violin Concerto in D major premieres in Leipzig

1880-06-12

John Lee Richmond pitches 1st major league perfect game, Worcester 1, Cleveland's Forest City 0

1881-02-26

-27] Natal: British troops under Major General Colley occupy Majuba Hill

1884-05-01

Moses Walker became 1st African American player in major league baseball in US

1884-06-03

John Lynch (R-MS) chosen 1st black major-party natl convention chair

1886-08-31

1st major earthquake recorded in eastern US, at Charleston SC, 110 die

1886-09-04

Apache Chief Geronimo surrenders ending last major US-Indian war

1890-08-06

Denton True "Cy" Young pitches and wins his 1st major league baseball game

1896-07-13

Ed Delahanty, becomes 2nd major leaguer to hit 4 HRs in a game

1897-03-19

Yale defeated Penn, 30-10 in 1st major college basketball game

1898-10-01

Tsar Nikolay II expels Jews from major Russian cities.

1900-03-27

Recognising that the war in South Africa is going to take a major commitment, Parliament passes the War Loan Act, calling for £35 million to support the fight against the Boers.

1900-06-23

The Young Turks present a manifesto to the major foreign embassies in Constantinople demanding that these foreign powers end the Ottoman Sultan's rule

1900-09-15

A Boer delegation issues an appeal at the Hague, Netherlands, that the major powers intervene in the war in South Africa

1900-10-10

In Manchuria, Russia captures the major city of Mukden, part of their own plan to take over the whole province

1900-11-06

Battle at Bothaville: Major General Charles Knox beats Boers

1901-09-17

Battle of Blood River Port: Boer Gen Botha beats Major Gough's cavalry

1903-07-02

Pitcher Jack Doscher, 1 son of a major leaguer debuts with Cubs

1903-09-11

The first race at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.

1904-03-06

The Japanese fleet bombards Vladivostok, the major Russian port on the Pacific

1905-04-26

Cubs Jack McCarthy becomes only major league player to throw out 3 runners at plate in 1 game, all were ends of a double play

1905-11-18

George Bernard Shaw's "Major Barbara" premieres in London

1906-06-05

Determined to keep pace with Britain as a major naval power, the German Reichstag passes new navy legislation, increasing the total tonnage in Germany's fleet

1908-05-26

At Masjed Soleyman (مسجد سليمان) in southwest Persia, the first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made. The rights to the resource are quickly acquired by the United Kingdom.

1908-06-14

Fourth German Navy Bill is passed authorising the financing the building of another four major warships.

1910-05-10

The British House of Commons pass three major resolutions on political reform

1910-05-15

The last time a major earthquake happened on the Elsinore Fault Zone.

1911-08-01

Transportation workers begin a major strike in England; part of a wave of industrial unrest

1911-09-29

Yanks steal 15 bases & get 13 walks, beating Browns 16-12; with a major-league record 6 stolen bases in 1 inning

1911-10-06

Cy Young's farewell appearance in a major league game is a letdown as he loses to Brooklyn 13-3 in a Braves uniform in his 906th game

1912-11-24

Conflict in the Balkans grows into an acute international crisis with major powers supporting either Austria or Serbia

1914-04-21

US marines occupy Vera Cruz, a major Mexican port; they will stay for 6 months

1914-05-15

US Colonel Edward House sails for Europe to persuade major powers to reduce armies and navies; from Germany, House reports: 'Everybody's nerves are tense; it only needs a spark to set the whole thing off'

1914-07-26

For the next two days, the foreign ministries and leaders of major states work feverishly to avert war

1918-09-26

Battle of the Argonne, final major battle of WW I

1918-10-11

Major Tsumani shakes Caribbean

1919-04-23

Major leagues open a reduced 140-game season

1919-05-22

Andrew E. Douglass establishes the relative dates of two archaeological sites using ancient wood samples, marking a major step forward in the dating of archaeological sites

1919-07-07

Phillies tie major league record of 8 steals in 9 inn game

1919-08-06

1st air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry Butler)

1919-09-20

Babe Ruth ties Ned Williamson's major league mark of 27 HRs

1919-09-28

Fastest major league game (51 mins), Giants beat Phillies 6-1

1920-05-01

Longest major league baseball game by inninngs - Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 1-1, in 26 innings

1920-08-16

Ray Chapman, of Indians is hit in head by Yanks' Carl Mays pitch; he dies next day, only major league fatality

1922-08-25

Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in highest scoring major-league game

1924-11-16

Cleveland Bulldogs lose to Frankford Yellowjackets, ends 31-game undefeated streak (NFL & major-league football record)

1927-05-17

U.S. Army aviation pioneer, Major Harold Geiger, dies in the crash of his Airco DH.4 de Havilland plane at Olmstead Field, Pennsylvania

1928-08-11

Carl Hubbell's 1st major league victory is a 4-0 shutout of Phils

1930-04-29

123 runs are scored in 7 major league games

1930-09-12

Brooklyn catcher Al Lopez hits major league's last recorded bounce HR

1931-09-24

Round-robin playoff among NYC's 3 major league teams, to raise money for unemployed, concludes with Brooklyn losing to both Giants & Yanks

1932-08-14

Dodger John Quinn, 49, is oldest pitcher to win a major league game

1933-02-25

Major NFL rule changes (hash mark 10 yds in, posts on goal line)

1933-03-10

Major earthquake in Long Beach, Calif

1933-04-24

1st major league to get 4 consecutive doubles in 9 inn (Dick Bartell)

1933-05-18

1st major league All-Star Game announced for July 6 at Comiskey Park It will be played as part of the Chicago World's Fair

1934-04-29

Pitts is last major league city to play a home game on a Sunday

1935-03-24

Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour goes national on NBC Radio Network

1935-05-24

1st major league night baseball game, in Cincinnati (Reds 2, Phil 1)

1936-05-03

NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio makes his major-league debut, gets 3 hits

1936-07-06

A major breach of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal in England sends millions of gallons of water cascading 200 feet into the River Irwell.

1936-07-19

Indians' Bob Feller makes his major league debut in relief

1936-09-27

1st baseman Walter Alston plays in his only major league game

1938-07-01

The South African Press Association (SAPA) is established as a non-governmental institution by South Africa's major newspapers to facilitate the sharing of news, both national and international

1938-10-14

Nazis plan Jewish ghettos for all major cities

1938-12-14

Major leagues agrees on standard ball

1938-12-14

Major leagues disagree on increasing rosters from 23 to 25

1939-08-26

1st major league baseball telecast-Reds beat Bkln Dodgers (W2XBS NY)

1940-05-31

Major General Bernard Montgomery leaves Dunkirk

1940-06-01

Major General Bernard Montgomery returns to London

1940-07-02

British PM Churchill meets Major General Bernard Montgomery

1940-12-09

British assault on Banghazi Libya: 1st major offensive in North Africa

1941-03-22

Jimmy Stewart is inducted into the Army, becoming the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in World War II

1941-09-17

Cards' Stan Musial makes his major league debut, going 2-for-4

1942-03-01

3 day Battle of Java Sea ends, US suffers a major naval defeat

1942-03-20

Major German assault on Malta

1942-03-29

The Bombing of Lübeck in World War II was the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany and a German city.

1942-06-04

Battle of Midway begins; Japan's 1st major defeat in WW II

1942-10-23

During WW II, Britain launches major offensive at El Alamein, Egypt

1942-11-22

Gen-major Rodins 26th Pantser corp recaptures Ostrov

1943-02-17

Gen-major Bradley flies to Wash DC

1943-02-24

Gen-major Bradley flies to Algiers

1943-03-07

Major General George Patton arrives in Djebel Kouif Tunisia

1944-01-03

World War II: Top Ace Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington is shot down in his Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Zero.

1944-06-10

Joe Nuxhall, 15, of Cin Reds is youngest player in major league

1944-09-28

Nazi murders in Marzabotto, Italy (SS-major Reder)

1944-12-15

Bandleader, Major Glenn Miller, lost over English Channel

1946-02-19

Giants outfielder Danny Gardella is 1st major leaguer to announce he is jumping to the "outlaw" Mexican League

1946-08-09

1st time all major-league baseball games (8) are played at night

1946-09-05

Joe Garagiola plays his 1st major league baseball game

1947-04-15

Jackie Robinson becomes 1st African-American to play in US major league baseball (Dodgers)

1947-04-17

Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit

1947-12-11

Pacific Coast League application for major league status rejected

1948-08-13

Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game

1948-09-05

In France, Robert Schuman becomes President of the Council while being Foreign minister, As such, he is the negotiator of the major treaties of the end of World War II.

1949-09-18

Baseball major league record 4 grand slams hit

1950-04-23

1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)

1950-08-01

1st Major League baseball player to fight in Korea (Curt Simmons)

1951-02-28

Senate committee reports of at least 2 major US crime syndicates

1951-05-03

Gil McDougald ties major league record with 6 RBIs in 1 inning

1951-05-25

NY Giant Willie Mays 1st major league game (goes 0 for 5)

1951-05-28

After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his 1st major league home run

1951-11-18

Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft

1952-02-04

1st black executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY)

1952-09-07

NY Yankees Johnny Mize's pinch-hit grand slam gives Yanks a 5-1 win at Washington He has now HRed in all 15 major league parks

1952-09-29

Stan Musial makes his only major league pitching appearance

1953-05-06

Brown's Bobo Holloman 1st major league start, no-hits Phila A's, 6-0

1953-05-30

1st major league network baseball game-Cleveland 7, Chicago 2

1953-08-23

Braves Phil Paine is 1st former major leaguer to play in Japan

1953-09-20

Cubs Ernie Banks hits his 1st major league HR

1953-11-09

Supreme Court rules Major League baseball exempt from anti-trust laws

1954-07-12

Major League Baseball Players Association founded

1954-07-17

1st major league game where majority of team is black (Dodgers)

1954-09-10

Attempting to handle Hoyt Wilhelm's knuckleball catcher Ray Katt of Giants sets a major league record with 4 passed balls

1954-10-28

Major league owners vote down sale of A's to a Phila syndicate

1955-09-16

US Auto Club forms to oversee 4 major auto reacing categories

1956-09-30

Phillies Robin Roberts gives up a major league record 46th HR

1957-07-21

1st black to win a major US tennis tournament (Althea Gibson)

1957-08-19

US Major David Simons reaches 30,933m in a balloon

1957-10-10

A fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in Cumbria, UK becomes the world's first major nuclear accident.

1958-04-30

Ted Williams is 10th major league player to get 1,000 extra-base hits

1958-05-07

US Air Force Major Howard Johnson sets world aircraft altitude record in a Lockhead F-104 Starfighter at 27,810 m

1958-08-20

Dale Long becomes 1st major league lefty catcher in 52 years

1959-04-16

Phils' Dave Philley gets a major league record 9th straight pinch hit

1959-05-22

Benjamin O Davis Jr becomes 1st black major general in US Air Force

1959-07-18

African American William 'Bill' Wright is the 1st coloured person to win a major golf tournament (U.S. Amateur Public Links Championships)

1959-07-30

In his major league debut, SF Giant Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4

1959-12-17

1st movie opening simultaneously in major cities (On The Beach)

1960-01-05

Continental League, a proposed third major league, gets an assurance of congressional support from NY Senator Kenneth Keating

1960-08-12

USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to an altitude of 41,600 m

1961-06-23

USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to an altitude of 32,830 m

1961-06-29

Willie Mays is 4th major leaguer with 3 or more HRs twice in a season

1961-10-11

USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 66,100m

1961-11-09

USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 30,970m

1961-11-22

Frank Robinson is 1st to win MVPs in both major leagues

1962-04-10

1st major league game in Houston, Colt .45s beat Chicago Cubs, 11-2

1962-05-22

Major Robert A Rushworth, USAF, takes X-15 to 30,600m

1962-10-03

Dodgers set major league-record season attendance of 2,755,184

1962-10-23

USAF Major Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 40,800m

1963-01-26

Major League Rules Committee votes to expand strike zone

1963-04-13

Pete Rose triples for his 1st major league base hit

1963-06-09

Colt .45s beat Giants 3-0 in major leagues' 1st Sunday night game

1963-06-27

USAF Major Robert A Rushworth in X-15 reaches 86,900 m

1963-09-06

Historian Lee Allen says Indians-Senators game is 100,000th in Major League baseball history

1964-04-23

Houston Colt 45s Ken Johnson becomes 1st major league pitcher to lose a 9 inning no-hitter, Reds win 1-0

1964-10-02

Phillies tie major league record with season's 3rd triple play (Reds)

1965-07-23

Dick Stuart homers in a major league-record 23rd different park

1965-07-29

Major league record 26 strikeouts, Phillies (16), Pirates (10)

1965-08-15

Japanese community of SF holds Masanori Murakami Day at Candlestick Park to honor 1st Japanese player to play in major leagues

1965-10-03

Cubs tie major league record of 3 triple plays in a season

1966-04-11

Emmett Ashford becomes 1st black major league umpire

1966-11-26

1st major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France

1967-02-18

Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out 6 straight major leaguers

1967-07-22

1st major appearance by Vanilla Fudge (Village Theater NYC)

1967-11-07

Carl B Stokes elected first black mayor of a major US city - Cleveland, Ohio

1967-11-13

Carl B Stokes sworn-in as 1st major city black mayor (Cleveland Oh)

1968-05-27

NL awards Montreal & SD major league franchises

1968-05-31

American movie star Jimmy Stewart retires from the Air Force after 27 years of service, and is promoted to major general by President Reagan

1968-06-25

Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his 1st major league game (Giants)

1968-07-10

US Major League baseball announces it will split into 2 divisions for 1969

1968-08-11

Satchel Paige, 62, & needing 158 days on a major league payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by Braves

1968-09-30

AL & NL umpires form a new Association of Major League Umpires

1968-10-14

A 6.8 earthquake wrecked the Australian town of Meckering, and also ruptured all major roads and railways nearby.

1969-02-07

Diane Crump becomes 1st woman jockey at a major US racetrack (Hialeah)

1969-02-22

Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st female jockey to win at a major US track

1969-04-14

1st major league baseball game outside US played (Montreal Canada)

1969-07-24

Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game

1969-12-31

Congo-Brazzaville becomes People's republic, under major Ngouabi

1972-04-01

Major league baseball players stages 1st collective strike

1972-06-04

Record 8 shutouts pitched in 16 major league games (AL=5, NL=3)

1973-03-01

Robyn Smith becomes 1st female jockey to win a major race

1974-07-03

Pitching in major league-record 13th consecutive game for Dodgers

1974-09-03

Giants John Montefusco makes his major league debut

1975-02-28

A major tube train crash at Moorgate station, London kills 43 people.

1975-07-17

Four British soldiers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army remote-controlled bomb near Forkill, County Armagh; the attack was the first major breach of a February truce

1975-10-21

Mexico City's 1st major subway accident takes 26 lives

1976-10-15

1st debate of major-ticket VP nominees Mondale (D) vs Dole (R)

1977-07-04

Red Sox wallop a major league-record 8 HRs beating Toronto 9-6

1977-11-10

Major Indoor Soccer League officially organized (NYC)

1978-01-01

Pres Ford signs 1st major revision of copyright law since 1909

1978-04-10

Formation of Major Indoor Soccer League announced

1978-09-15

Dodgers become 1st major league team to draw 3 million fans

1978-09-30

Major Indoor Soccer League grants 1st 6 franchises to Cincinnati

1978-10-05

Over 30 major nations ratify the Environmental Modification Convention which prohibits environmental modification techniques

1978-11-16

Major Indoor Soccer League holds its 1st draft

1979-03-25

Major riot at Bourda prevents day's play in WSC Supertest

1979-03-28

Major nuclear accident at 3 Mile Island, Middletown, Pa (no deaths)

1979-04-10

J R Richard throws major league record 6 wild pitches in Astrodome

1979-04-18

Major Haddad declares South-Lebanon independent

1980-05-17

Major race riot in Miami Florida - 16 killed, 300 injured

1981-07-31

42 day old, 2nd major league baseball strike ends

1981-11-29

Major Iranian offensive mounted on central front

1982-11-01

Major leagues vote not to renew Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's contract

1983-04-22

Stern mag announces major historical find-discovery of 60 volume personal diaries written by Adolf Hitler (turned out to be a hoax)

1983-05-13

Reggie Jackson is 1st major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times

1984-01-02

Major-General Muhammadu Buhari is declared Head of State in Nigeria, following a military coup.

1984-07-12

Geraldine Ferraro, NY becomes 1st woman major-party VP candidate

1985-08-06

Major League Baseball Players Association go on strike

1985-08-15

PW Botha gives the "Rubicon" Speech in Durban, South Africa, dissapointing many by refusing to consider immediate and major reforms in the country's apartheid system

1985-10-29

Major General Samuel K. Doe is announced the winner of the first multiparty election in Liberia.

1986-08-25

A's Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league home run

1986-09-21

SD Padre Jimmy Jones pitchs 1-hitter in his major league debut

1986-09-29

Indians Jay Bell is 10th to hit a HR on 1st major league pitch he sees

1987-07-16

Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season & ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8)

1987-08-30

Knuckleballer Charlie Hough on the mound, Rangers catcher Geno Petralli ties the major league record by allowing 6 passed balls

1987-09-16

Calif's Bob Boone catches record 1,919th major league game

1987-09-25

2nd coup on Fiji led by Major General Sitiveni Rabuka

1988-06-12

The Republic of Ireland beats England 1-0 at Euro88 thanks to a headed goal by Ray Houghton. This is Ireland's first competitive match at a major football tournament.

1988-09-13

10th time, 4 players hit baseball major-league record grand slams

1988-09-27

Senate votes for major federal tax code changes

1988-12-14

CBS' $1.1 B bid wins exclusive 1990-94 major-league baseball rights

1989-02-03

Bill White named NL president; 1st black major-league sports head

1989-02-10

Ron Brown chosen 1st black chairman of a major US party (Democrats)

1989-10-21

Houston becomes 1st major college team to gain 1000 yards in a game

1989-10-21

1st black owners (Betram Lee & Peter Bynoe) to own a major sports team, purchasing Denver Nuggets for $65m

1990-01-26

Boston Red Sox hires Elaine Weddington as asst GM (highest-ranking black female in a major-league front office)

1990-02-05

Notre Dame becomes 1st team to sell its game to a major network (NBC)

1990-07-29

Boston Red Sox set major league record with 12 doubles in a game

1990-07-31

Nolan Ryan becomes 20th major league pitcher to win 300 games

1990-11-27

British Conservative Party chooses John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as leader ( and hence as Prime Minister)

1990-11-28

Margaret Thatcher resigns as Britain's PM, replaced by John Major

1991-04-08

Major league umpires & baseball reach a 4-year agreement

1991-04-12

US announces closing of 31 major US military bases

1991-05-23

San Diego Sockers win 4th consecutive Major Soccer League championship

1991-06-19

NY Yankee Steve Howe records his 1st major league save since 1987

1991-06-23

A peace summit, brokered by the clergy and business and attended by all major political parties, but boycotted by the Conservative Party, is held to end the violence in South Africa

1991-07-08

Major league umpire Steve Palermo & former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann were shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed

1991-08-07

Darrin Lewis hits his 1st major league HR

1991-08-17

Royals Warren Cromartie's 1st major league HR since 1983

1992-02-13

West beats East 14 to 9 in Major Soccer League all star game

1992-05-09

Armenian forces capture Shusha, marking a major turning point in the Karabakh War.

1992-07-10

US Major Soccer League folds after 14 seasons

1993-03-23

NY Knicks & Phoenix Suns get into a major brawl

1993-12-15

British premier Major/Irish premier Reynolds signs Downing Street Declaration concerning Northern Ireland self determination

1994-06-21

Steffi Graf becomes 1st defending tennis champ to lose in 1st round of a major tournament (Wimbledon to Lorrie McNeal)

1994-06-27

Aerosmith become first major band to let fans download a full new track free from the internet

1994-07-20

Major parts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hit Jupiter (July 16th-22nd)

1994-08-12

Members of the Major League Baseball Players Association strike

1995-01-12

Major earthquake kills 5,092 in Kobe Japan

1995-10-06

51 Pegasi was discovered to be the first major star apart from the Sun to have a planet (and extrasolar planet) orbiting around it.

1996-07-18

The UN approves an Iraqi aid distribution plan, a major step forward in the direction of allowing Iraq to sell oil under Resolution 986

1996-08-19

The major South African political parties begin their submission to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)

1996-08-26

President Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policy

1996-09-18

Roger Clemens ties his own major league record with 20 strikeouts

1996-09-28

Nebraska & Penn State are 5th & 6th major colleges to win 700

1997-03-19

Major League Baseball announces 5 year/$50M deal with Pepsi

1997-04-09

Major League Soccer announces Miami & Chicago expansion

1997-05-25

A military coup in Sierra Leone replaces President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah with Major Johnny Paul Koromah.

1997-05-27

Major league revenue sharing begins, NY Yanks pay out most $28M

1997-06-23

In the Central African Republic, soldiers fire on foreign peacekeepers in the third major rebellion since May

1997-08-04

In Colombia, international oil company Occidental Petroleum declare force majeure on all oil exports from the Cano Limon field after a series of attacks knocked out a major oil pipeline

1997-10-28

NBA announces hiring of Dee Kantner & Violet Palmer as 1st women to officiate a major-league all-male sports league

1998-05-06

Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his 5th career start.

1999-02-23

Hip Hop artist Eminem releases his first major record album 'The Slim Shady LP' (Grammy 2000 - Rap album)

2000-09-19

Ken Griffey, Jr. pinch-hits his 400th home run. The first major leaguer to reach the mark as a pinch-hitter

2001-02-20

The United States Supreme Court declines to consider an appeal by five major oil companies against Unocal's patent on production of cleaner "reformulated" gasoline sold in California

2001-09-17

Major trading markets in the United States, including the New York Stock Exchange and the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), reopen for the first time since September 11

2001-11-06

Crude oil for December delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) falls to a two-year low after OPEC members warn that a downward price spiral could occur if major non-OPEC oil exporters do not reduce oil production

2002-09-08

Texas Rangers set a major league record by homering in their 26th consecutive game as Texas falls to the Tampa Bay

2002-09-09

Pitcher Randy Johnson reaches 300 strikeouts for the fifth consecutive season, extending his major league record

2003-03-23

In Nasiriyah, Iraq, 11 soldiers of the 507th Maintenance Company as well as 18 U.S. Marines are killed during the first major conflict of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

2003-05-01

2003 invasion of Iraq: In what becomes known as the "Mission Accomplished" speech, U.S. President George W. Bush declares that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended" on board the USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of California.

2003-08-11

NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history.

2005-03-20

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits Fukuoka, Japan, its first major quake in over 100 years. One person is killed, hundreds are injured and evacuated.

2005-03-23

A major explosion at the Texas City Refinery kills 15 workers.

2005-04-02

James Stewart Jr. becomes first African American to win a major motor sports event.

2005-07-17

Tiger Woods wins his 10th major winning The British Open Championship by 5 strokes. Woods becomes only the second golfer, after Jack Nicklaus, to win each major more than once

2006-05-13

2006 São Paulo violence: a major rebellion occurs in several prisons in Brazil.

2006-08-10

Scotland Yard disrupts major terrorist plot to destroy aircraft travelling from the United Kingdom to the United States. All toiletries are banned from commercial airplanes.

2006-12-12

Peugeot produces its last car at the Ryton Plant signalling the end of mass car production in Coventry, formerly a major centre of the British motor industry.

2007-12-13

The Mitchell Report is publicly released listing the names of 89 Major League Baseball players that have presumably used anabolic steroids and human growth hormones. Notable players to be named include Roger Clemens and Miguel Tejada.

2007-12-20

The painting Portrait of Suzanne Bloch (1904), by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, was stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art, along with O Lavrador de Café, by the major Brazilian modernist painter Candido Portinari.

2008-02-05

A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States leaves at least 58 dead, the most since the May 31, 1985 outbreak that killed 88.

2008-08-27

Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States

2008-10-29

The Philadelphia Phillies defeat the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 of the 2008 World Series to become champions of Major League Baseball.

2009-07-23

Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox becomes the 18th pitcher to throw a perfect game in Major League Baseball history, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0.

2009-11-05

US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan (US Army Medical Corps) killed 13 and wounded 43 at Fort Hood, Texas in the largest mass shooting ever at a US military installation.

2010-01-28

Five murderers of President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman of Bangladesh hanged: Lieutenant Colonel Syed Faruq Rahman, Lieutenant Colonel Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Major AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed, Major Bazlul Huda and Lieutenant Colonel Mohiuddin Ahmed.

2012-06-21

Moody's downgrades 15 major banks in the UK, US, Canada and Europe

2012-11-03

Syrian rebels launch a major assault on Taftanaz airbase

2012-11-04

Syrian rebels capture a major oil field in Deir ez-Zor Governorate

2013-03-06

Syrian rebels capture Ar-Raqqah, their first major city

2013-12-10

Mary Barra of General Motors becomes the first female CEO of a major automotive company

2015-12-22

NY cop, female Air Force major among 6 US troops killed in Afghan attack

2016-04-05

Canada seeks 'Panama Papers' data, major bank defends practices

2016-04-23

UN envoy calls for major Syria meeting to save truce and peace talks

2016-08-01

Jimmy Walker captures PGA Championship for first major title

2016-09-04

Hong Kong votes in first major poll since pro-democracy protests

2016-09-23

Syrian army announces start of a new major offensive in Aleppo

2016-10-11

Obama declares major disaster in North Carolina from Hurricane Matthew

2017-03-07

Supreme Court Won't Hear Major Case on Transgender Rights

2017-06-02

UN says US withdrawal from Paris deal 'major disappointment'

2017-09-09

Battered Caribbean islands brace for 2nd major hurricane in a week

2017-09-20

More than 100 dead in major earthquake near Mexico City

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Major - Notable Birthdays

James Fenimore CooperSep 15, 1789

Nat TurnerOct 2, 1800

William Tecumseh ShermanFeb 8, 1820

George McClellanDec 3, 1826

Jim BarnesApr 8, 1886

Denny ShuteOct 25, 1904

Jackie RobinsonJan 31, 1919

raymond floydSep 4, 1942

Donna CaponiJan 29, 1945

Larry NelsonSep 10, 1947

Nick FaldoJul 18, 1957

Phil MickelsonJun 16, 1970

Major - Birthdays
Date Event
1502-04-25

Georg Major, German Protestant theologian (d. 1574)

1584-09-16

Matthias Gallas, Austria earl of Campo/duke of Lucerna/general-major

1594-12-09

Gustavus II Adolphus, king who made Sweden a major power (1611-32)

1619-09-17

John Lambert, English general-major/parliament leader

1782-09-07

Bernardus JC Dibbets, Dutch baron/general-major (Maastricht)

1788-04-17

Joseph Gilbert Totten, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1864

1789-09-15

James Fenimore Cooper, Burlington New Jersey, 1st major American novelist (Last of Mohicans)

1792-01-12

Robert Patterson, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1881

1794-12-10

James Wolfe Ripley, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1870

1797-01-30

Edwin Vose Sumner, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1863

1798-05-18

Ethan Allen Hitchcock, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1870

1798-07-24

John Adams Dix, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1879

1798-09-01

Richard Delafield, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1873

1800-10-02

Nat Turner, Southhampton County Virginia, leader of major slave rebellion (1831)

1801-06-23

Daniel Smith Donelson, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1863

1801-07-26

John Drake Sloat, Ret Major General Comm (Union Navy), died in 1867

1801-12-28

James Barnes, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1869

1802-02-21

George Douglas Ramsey, Bvt Major general (Union Army), died in 1882

1802-05-15

Isaac Ridgeway Trimble, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1888

1802-07-21

David Hunter, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1886

1804-10-26

Lorenzo Thomas, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1875

1805-06-14

Robert Anderson, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1871

1805-09-30

Samuel Peter Heintzelman, Major General (Union volunteers)

1805-11-22

Benjamin Hugur, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1877

1806-05-12

Amos Beebe Eaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1877

1806-05-16

George C Cadwalader, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1879

1807-01-06

Joseph Holt, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1894

1807-02-16

Lysander Cutler, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1866

1807-04-24

Charles Ferguson Smith, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1862

1807-05-01

John Bankhead "Prince John" Magruder, Major General (Confederate Army)

1807-07-12

Silas Casey, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1882

1807-10-30

James Samuel Wadsworth, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1808-02-25

James Bowen, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1886

1808-08-09

William Thomas Ward, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1809-02-25

George Washington Cullom, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1892

1809-06-13

George Philip St Cooke, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1895

1809-07-28

Ormsby McKnight Mitchel, astronomer/Major General (Union volunteers)

1809-09-20

Sterline "Old Pap" Price, Major General (Confederate Army)

1809-10-04

Robert Cumming Schenck, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890

1809-11-23

Horatio Phillips Van Cleve, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1810-04-28

Daniel Ullmann, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1892

1810-05-29

Erasmus Darwin Keyes, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895

1810-05-29

Solomon Meredith, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1875

1810-08-21

Thomas Jefferson McKean, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1810-09-20

Alpheus Starkey Williams, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1810-10-19

Cassius Marcellus Clay, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1903

1810-11-02

Andrew Atkinson Humphreys, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883

1810-11-19

August Willich, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1878

1811-02-24

Edward Dickinson Baker, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1861

1811-03-01

Robert Christie Buchanan, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1878

1811-03-11

Marsena Rudolph Patrick, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1811-03-15

Robert Allen, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1886

1811-08-25

Joseph Dana Webster, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1811-09-07

William Hamsley Emory, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1887

1812-03-20

George Bibb Crittenden, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1880

1812-04-09

Randolph Barnes Marcy, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1887

1812-04-28

Daniel Henry Rucker, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1910

1812-05-06

Marin R Delany, Charlestown Va, 1st black major in US Medical Corp

1812-05-30

John Alexander McClernand, Major General (Union volunteers)

1812-12-04

Elias Smith Dennis, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died 1894

1812-12-16

William Grose, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1900

1813-02-14

John McNeil, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1891

1813-03-26

Thomas West Sherman, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1879

1813-04-17

Henry Washington Benham, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1884

1813-05-23

Mason Brayman, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895

1813-07-07

William Scott Ketchum, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1871

1813-09-13

John Sedgwick, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1864

1814-11-13

Joseph Hooker, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1879

1814-12-27

James Henry Carleton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1873

1815-01-08

George Webb Morell, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883

1815-01-10

Alexander Brydie Dyer, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1874

1815-01-13

William Henry French, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1881

1815-04-28

Andrew Jackson Smith, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1897

1815-04-29

Abram Duryee, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890

1815-05-19

John Gross Barnard, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1882

1815-06-02

Philip Kearny, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1862

1815-07-21

Stewart Van Vliet, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1901

1815-08-19

John Porter McCown, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1879

1815-09-07

Howell Cobb II, Major General/Secy of Treas (Union), died in 1868

1815-12-31

George Gordon Meade, Major General (Union Army), died in 1872

1816-01-11

Fitz-Henry Warren, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1878

1816-04-16

Edward "Old Allegheny" Johnson, Major General (Confederate Army)

1816-05-24

Robert Seaman Granger, (Union Army Bvt Major general, died in 1894)

1816-06-11

Robert Huston Milroy, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890

1816-07-31

George Henry Thomas, Major General (Union Army), died in 1870

1816-08-03

John Eugene Smith, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1897

1816-09-23

Julius White, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890

1816-10-15

Amiel Weeks Whipple, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1863

1816-11-26

William Henry Talkbot Walker, Major General (Confederate Army)

1816-12-18

Alfred Elzey Jones, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1871

1817-02-03

Samuel Ryan Curtis, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1866

1817-06-21

James Brewerton Ricketts, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1887

1817-07-21

Joseph K Barnes, Major General (Union Army), died in 1883

1817-07-29

James Blair Steedman, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883

1817-09-21

Carter Littlepage Stevenson, Major General (Confederate Army)

1817-10-07

Bushrod Rust Johnson, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1880

1817-11-09

Edward Richard Sprigg Canby, Major General (Union volunteers)

1818-01-11

John Reese Kenly, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1891

1818-03-13

Albion Parris Howe, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1897

1818-03-23

Don Carlos Buell, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1898

1818-03-25

Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1862

1818-04-05

Lewis Baldwin Parsons, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1818-04-22

Cadwallader Colden Washburn, Major General (Union volunteers)

1818-08-02

[Willem] Alexander FCNM, prince of the Netherlands/general-major

1818-08-04

Lovell Harrison Rosseau, Major General (Union volunteers)

1818-08-18

William Farquhar Barry, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1879

1818-08-23

Rufus Ingalls, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1893

1818-10-15

Irvin McDowell, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1885

1818-10-18

Edward Otho Cresap Ord, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883

1818-11-05

Benjamin Franklin Butler, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1893

1818-11-22

Samuel Gibbs French, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1910

1819-01-12

Zealous Bates Tower, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1900

1819-01-14

Frederick Steele, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1868

1819-01-26

Abner Doubleday, Union general-major/inventor (baseball) [or Jun 26]

1819-05-15

Thomas Leonidas Crittenden, Major General (Union volunteers)

1819-05-28

William Birney, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1907

1819-07-08

Alexander Hays, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1864

1819-08-06

Samuel Powhatan Carter, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1819-09-09

Martin Luther Smith, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1866

1819-09-14

Henry Jackson Hunt, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1889

1819-10-02

George Washington Getty, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1901

1819-10-20

Daniel Edgar Sickles, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1914

1819-12-17

Samuel Jones, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1887

1819-12-30

John White Geary, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1873

1820-01-19

John Haskell King, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1888

1820-01-24

John Milton Thayer, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906

1820-02-08

William Tecumseh Sherman, Major General (Union Army), died in 1891

1820-03-06

Horatio Gouverneur Wright, Major General (Union volunteers)

1820-03-17

Patrick Edward Connor, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1820-04-04

Charles Devens Jr, Major General, Bvt (Union volunteers), died in 1891

1820-09-17

Earle Van Dorn, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1863

1820-09-20

John Fulton Reynolds, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1863

1820-09-23

Thomas Kilby Smith, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1820-10-20

Benjamin Franklin Cheatham, Major General (Confederate Army)

1820-10-20

George Jerrison Stannard, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1820-12-10

David Allen Russell, Army Bvt Major General (Union), died in 1864

1821-01-04

John James Peck, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1878

1821-01-15

Lafayette McLaws, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1897

1821-03-24

[George] Hector Tyndale, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1821-05-22

Alfred Sully, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1879

1821-07-10

Christopher Columbus Augur, Major General (Union volunteers)

1821-09-08

Henry Baxter, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1873

1821-09-26

Alvin Peterson Hovey, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1822-01-04

Joseph Jones Reynolds, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1899

1822-01-05

Joseph Brevard Kershaw, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1894

1822-01-09

John Porter Hatch, volunteers Bvt Major General (Union), died in 1901

1822-01-27

Thomas Leiper Kane, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883

1822-02-16

James Patton Anderson, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1872

1822-03-16

John Pope, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1892

1822-03-22

Seth Williams, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1866

1822-04-07

Gershom Mott, Major General (Union volunteers)

1822-04-15

Napoleon Jackson Tecumseh Dana, Major General (Union volunteers)

1822-04-24

Erastus Barnard Tyler, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1822-05-21

Dabney Herndon Maury, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1900

1822-06-11

Samuel Davis Sturgis, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1889

1822-07-22

John George Walker, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1893

1822-07-23

Darius Nash Couch, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1897

1822-07-25

Schuyler Hamilton, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1903

1822-08-22

George Stoneman, US Union general-major/(Gov-California, 1883-87)

1822-08-31

Fitz John Porter, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1901

1822-09-19

Joseph Rodman West, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1822-10-09

George Sykes, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1880

1822-10-20

Mansfield Lovell, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1884

1822-11-06

Gordon Granger, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1876

1822-11-16

Charles Smith Hamilton, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1891

1823-01-04

Peter Joseph Osterhaus, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1917

1823-01-29

Franklin Gardner, Major General (Confederate Army)

1823-02-27

William Buel Franklin, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1903

1823-04-16

Orlando Bolivar Wilcox, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1907

1823-04-22

Alfred Gibbs, Major General (Union Army), died in 1868

1823-05-05

James Allen Hardie, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1876

1823-05-27

John Gray Foster, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1874

1823-06-11

James Lawson Kemper, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1895

1823-06-20

Jesse Lee Reno, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1862

1823-07-16

James Isham Gilbert, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1823-07-19

George Henry Gordon, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1823-08-15

Orris Sanford Ferry, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1823-08-25

John Newton, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895

1823-09-25

Thomas John Wood, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906

1823-11-22

Nathan Kimball, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1898

1824-03-10

Thomas James Churchill, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1905

1824-03-22

William Henry Chase Whiting, Major General (Confederate Army)

1824-03-30

Innis Newton Palmer, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1824-05-23

Ambrose Everett Burnside, Major General (Union volunteers)

1824-05-29

Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox, Major General (Confederate Army)

1824-06-03

Charles Kinnaird Graham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1824-07-07

Alfred Pleasonton, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1897

1824-08-03

William Burnham Woods, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1824-08-09

Simon Goodell Griffin, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1824-08-20

Absalom Baird, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1905

1824-08-27

Hiram Gregory Berry, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1863

1824-09-01

Isaac Hardin Duval, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1902

1824-09-24

Truman Seymour, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1891

1824-09-27

William Nelson, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1862

1824-10-19

Rufus Saxton, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1908

1824-11-18

Franz Sigel, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1902

1825-01-28

George Edward Pickett, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1875

1825-02-28

Quincy Adams Gillmore, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1888

1825-04-05

David Rumph "Neighbor" Jones, Major General (Confederate Army)

1825-04-28

James Winning McMillan, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1825-05-06

Joseph Bailey, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867

1825-05-21

George Lafayette Beal, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1825-05-29

David Bell Birney, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1864

1825-06-12

John Cook, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1910

1825-08-25

Henry Warner Birge, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1825-11-05

Julius H [Szamvald] Stahel, Major General (Union volunteers)

1825-12-16

Henry Heth, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1899

1825-12-18

Charles Griffin, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867

1825-12-20

Romeyn Beck Ayres, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1888

1826-01-12

Charles Cruft, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883

1826-02-09

John Alexander Logan, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1886

1826-03-04

John Buford, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1863

1826-07-04

Green Clay Smith, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895

1826-07-08

Benjamin Henry Grierson, Major General (Union volunteers)

1826-07-08

Robert Kingston Scott, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1826-07-21

James Gillpatrick Blunt, Major General (Union volunteers)

1826-08-02

William Denison Whipple, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1902

1826-09-09

Thomas John Lucas, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1908

1826-10-31

Hugh Boyle Ewing, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1905

1826-11-17

John McArthur, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906

1826-12-01

William Mahone, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1895

1826-12-03

George McClellan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Union army major general, (d. 1885)

1826-12-22

James Scott Negley, (Union volunteers Major General, died in 1901)

1827-01-06

John Calvin Brown, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1889

1827-02-19

Charles Robert Woods, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1855

1827-02-22

James Barnet Fry, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1894

1827-02-27

Richard W Johnson, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1897

1827-03-07

Henry DeLamar Clayton, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1889

1827-03-19

Alexander Shaler, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1911

1827-04-10

Lewis Wallace, Major General (Union volunteers)/author (Ben Hur)

1827-04-20

John Gibbon, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1896

1827-04-22

William Hopkins Morris, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1900

1827-04-26

Charles Edward Hovey, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1827-08-22

Joseph Anthony Mower, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1870

1827-09-06

John Morrison Oliver, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1827-09-22

John Grubb Parke, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1900

1827-09-24

Henry Warner Slocum, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1894

1827-09-30

Kenner Garrard, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1879

1827-11-10

Alfred Howe Terry, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890

1828-01-05

August Valentine Kautz, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1895

1828-02-12

Robert Ransom Jr, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1892

1828-03-01

James Fleming Fagan, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1893

1828-03-17

Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, Major General (Confederate Army)

1828-04-06

Charles William Field, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1892

1828-05-19

Adin Ballou Underwood, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1828-07-03

John Austin Wharton, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1865

1828-07-21

John Rutter Brooke, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1828-07-29

Cuvier Grover, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1885

1828-08-16

Joseph Bradford Carr, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1828-08-31

George Leonard Andrews, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1828-09-08

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1828-10-27

Jacob Dolson Cox, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1900

1828-11-02

Byron Grimes, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1880

1828-12-08

Clinton Bowen Fisk, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890

1829-03-02

Carl Schurz, Major General (Union volunteers)journalist

1829-03-29

Robert Emmet Rodes, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1864

1829-06-06

John Baillie McIntosh, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1888

1829-07-16

Robert Brown Potter, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1887

1829-08-07

Thomas Ewing Jr, Major General, Bvt (Union volunteers), died in 1896

1829-08-12

John Horace Forney, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1902

1829-09-08

George Crook, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890

1829-09-22

William Worth Belknap, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1829-09-29

Giles Alexander Smith, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1876

1829-10-27

Christopher Columbus Andres, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1829-11-08

Samuel Wylie Crawford, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1892

1829-11-24

William Passmore Carlin, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903

1830-01-07

(Samuel) Emerson Opdycke, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1830-01-08

Gouverneur Kemble Warren, Major Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1882

1830-03-20

Eugene Asa Carr, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1910

1830-04-30

Davis Tillson, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895

1830-05-28

George Lucas Hartsuff, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1874

1830-05-30

Edward Winslow Hinks, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1830-07-14

Richard Henry Jackson, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1830-07-29

Alvan Cullem Gillem, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1875

1830-09-27

William Babcock Hazen, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1887

1830-09-29

John Parker Hawkins, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1914

1830-10-30

John Stevens Bowen, Major General (Confederate Army) died in 1863

1830-11-08

Oliver Otis Howard, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1909

1830-11-08

O.O. Howard, Major-General O. Howard, U.S.A., and Staff

1831-01-18

Edward Ferrero, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1899

1831-02-13

John Aaron Rawlins, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1869

1831-03-06

Philip Henry Sheridan, Albany NY, Major General (Union Army)

1831-04-12

Grenville Mellen Dodge, Major General (Union volunteers)

1831-04-22

Alexander McDowell McCook, Major General (Union volunteers)

1831-08-19

Stephen Gano Burbridge, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1831-09-29

John McAlister Schofield, Major General (Union volunteers)

1831-10-31

Daniel Butterfield, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1901

1831-12-22

Robert Ogden Tyler, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1874

1832-02-06

John Brown Gordon, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1904

1832-03-17

Walter Quintin Gresham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1832-08-11

Thomas Ogden Osbord, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1832-09-16

George Washington Custis Lee, Major General (Confederate Army)

1832-09-21

Samuel Sprigg Carroll, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1893

1832-11-05

William Woods Averell, Major General (Union Army), died in 1900

1832-12-21

John Henry Ketcham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906

1832-12-22

Edward Hatch, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1889

1832-12-25

Thomas Alfred Smyth, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1865

1833-03-14

John Sappington Marmaduke, Major General (Confederate Army)

1833-04-02

Thomas Howard Ruger, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1833-04-10

David McMurtrie Gregg, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1833-05-08

Frank Wheaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903

1833-07-01

Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert, Bvt Major General (Union Army)

1833-07-19

John Wesley Turner, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1899

1833-08-26

Charles Jackson Paine, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1833-09-24

Henry Alanson Barnum, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1833-09-28

James Deering Fessenden, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1833-10-05

Cyrus Bussey, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1915

1834-01-27

Robert Sanford Foster, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1834-02-06

William Dorsey Pender, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1863

1834-06-16

Wesley Merritt, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1910)

1834-10-19

Francis Channing Barlow, US lawyer/gen-major/co-founder (ABA)

1834-11-10

Wager Swayne, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1902

1834-11-29

Thomas Edward Greenfield Ransom, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1835-01-30

Oliver Edwards, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1904

1835-02-15

Alexander Stuart Webb, Major General (Union Army), died in 1911

1835-05-21

Newton Martin Curtis, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1835-09-14

Joseph Hayes, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1912

1835-10-16

William Rufus Shafter, Major General Shafter

1835-10-31

Adelbert Ames, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1933

1835-11-01

Godfrey Weitzel, (Union volunteers Major general, died in 1884)

1835-11-04

Lunsford Lindsay Lomax, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1913

1835-11-19

Fitzhugh Lee, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1905

1836-03-08

Matthew Calbraith Butler, Major General (Confederate Army)

1836-05-14

James Patrick Major, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1877

1836-06-14

Thomas Wilberforce Egan, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1836-07-02

Henry Eugene Davies, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1894

1837-02-17

Francis Jay Herron, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1902

1837-03-31

Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1864

1837-05-27

Robert Frederick Hoke, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1912

1837-05-31

William Henry Fitzhugh "Rooney" Lee, Major General (Confederate Army)

1837-06-16

Eli Long, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903

1837-09-02

James Harrison Wilson, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1925

1837-11-15

Robert Henry Hall, Funeral of Major-General Henry W. Lawton

1837-12-14

William Wells, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1892

1838-03-25

Elwell Stephen Otis, Funeral of Major-General Henry W. Lawton

1838-09-14

John Pelham, Major (Confederate Army), died in 1863

1839-03-18

Francis Fessenden, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906

1839-04-26

Cyrus Hamblin, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867

1839-08-08

Nelson Appleton Miles, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1925

1839-08-27

Emory Upton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1881

1840-06-06

William Francis Bartlett, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1840-07-27

Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1844-06-01

Galusha Pennypacker, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1916

1845-06-02

Arthur MacArthur, Major-General Arthur MacArthur and Staff

1856-07-25

Charles Major, When Knighthood Was in Flower

1858-12-13

Jakab Gyula Major, composer

1860-02-14

Major Gordon W. 'Pawnee Bill' Lillie, Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Pawnee Bill's Far East

1863-03-21

George Owen Squier, American inventor and Major General in U.S. Signal Corp(d.1934)

1868-10-19

Bertha Landes, 1st woman elected mayor of a major US city (Seattle)

1870-12-31

Thomas Connolly, baseball's major league umpire for 50 years

1871-12-19

Major General Bogomoletz, Into Her Kingdom

1872-12-13

Edward Childs Carpenter, The Major and the Minor

1874-06-14

Edward Bowes, radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour)

1874-06-14

Edward Bowes, Major Bowes' Amateur Parade No. 1

1876-01-31

Major Kieffer, It Happened on Fifth Avenue

1878-11-08

Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor, world champion cyclist (1899)

1880-03-12

Boyd Irwin, The Major and the Minor

1886-04-08

Jim Barnes, Lelant Cornwall, English golfing pioneer (4 major wins)

1888-08-09

Hans Oster, German major general/spy/July 20th plotter

1892-03-31

Stanislav Wladyslaw Maczek, Polish/British general-major/commandant

1901-01-26

Ervin Major, composer

1901-09-16

CFH "Freddie" Gough, British major scout (WW II, Arnhem)

1904-10-25

[Herman] Denny Shute, Cleveland Ohio, American golfer and three-time major champion

1905-03-31

Major Merriweather, The Big Something

1906-04-10

Kathleen Major, principal (St Hilda's College, England)

1909-06-08

William Odling, major-general

1910-01-26

Tamás Major, The Corporal and Others

1910-07-19

László Bóka, A Certain Major

1910-09-28

Fran Lee, NYC, actress (Ms Wong-Major Dell Conway)

1911-01-29

George Burns, British major-general

1911-08-01

Ronald MacDonald, British major-general

1912-08-15

Wendy Hiller, England, actress (Major Barbara, David Copperfield)

1912-11-18

Arthur Peterson, Mandan ND, actor (Major-Soap, Crisis)

1913-02-09

Clarence C. 'Major Mite' Howerton, Free Eats

1913-05-23

Ian Graeme, major-general

1913-06-13

Etienne Leroux, major Afrikaans author.

1914-06-27

Alexander Pola, [Abraham Polak], Dutch actor/writer (Farce Major)

1914-07-15

Harry Tatelman, Major Payne

1915-01-18

Bob Mosher, Major Payne

1915-04-04

Carl 'Major' Roup, Magnum Force

1915-06-13

J Donald Budge, US tennis player (1st to hold world's 4 major titles)

1915-08-01

Ronald MacDonald, British major-general

1916-01-23

Airey Neave, British Major, politician and indictment server at the Nuremberg Trials (d. 1979)

1916-02-25

Ralph Baldwin, harness driver (set 11 major world records)

1916-10-22

Michael F Howard, British Major-General (Gold Stick to the Queen)

1916-9-03

Major Brock, Mountaintop Motel Massacre

1917-01-06

Gen Genovese, Major Dell Conway of the Flying Tigers

1917-08-22

Joe Connelly, Major Payne

1917-9-06

Frank Kennedy, Major League

1918-04-17

Kurt Uchima, Major League

1919-01-31

Jackie Robinson, Ga, 1st black major league baseball player (Dodgers)

1919-08-22

Earl Cathcart, British major-general

1920-05-16

Dave Philley, Paris, Texas, Major League Baseball switch-hitter (record 9 straight pinch hits), (d. 2012)

1920-06-22

Ida Major, A harangjáték

1920-07-07

Larry Butterworth, Major Dundee

1921-04-09

Frankie Thomas, The Major and the Minor

1922-06-13

Mel Parnell [Melvin], New Orleans, Louisiana, Major League Baseball pitcher (Boston Red Socks, 1947-56), (d. 2012)

1922-09-09

MacKenzie John, pipe major

1924-01-30

Margaret Beda Nicholson, author (No Medals for the Major)

1924-03-01

Donald "Deke" Kent Slayton, Sparta Wisc, Major USAF/astro (Apollo 18)

1924-07-10

Major Halley Jr., Crimes and Misdemeanors

1924-10-11

Richard Alan Simmons, Major Payne

1925-08-23

Larry Nunn, The Major and the Minor

1925-9-15

Raymond Roe, The Major and the Minor

1926-02-07

Aimé Major, Les colombes

1926-04-02

David Mason, Brandenburg Concertos: Concerto No. 2 in F Major/Concerto No. 3 in G Major

1927-01-31

Billy Dawson, The Major and the Minor

1927-03-14

Bradley Hail, The Major and the Minor

1927-06-10

Michael Walsh, major-general/director (Overseas Relations)

1927-08-25

Althea Gibson, Silver SC, 1st black tennis champion in a major event

1927-11-19

Pál Major, Vasárnapi szülök

1928-01-28

Martin Sinnatt, Major-General/secretary (Kennel Club)

1928-07-29

Zdzislaw Slowinski, Major opóznia akcje

1928-11-24

Jim Pilcher, The Major and the Minor

1929-02-24

David Houston, Major-General/Lord Lieutenant of Sutherland

1930-01-05

Edward Galven Givens Jr, Quanah Texas, Major USAF/astronaut

1930-12-24

Ted Noose, Major League

1931-08-30

Carrie Saxon Perry, 1st black mayor of a major US city (Hartford CT)

1932-02-25

Laurence New, Major-General

1932-03-28

Les Dennis, Major League Baseball: An Inside Look

1932-05-09

Gavin Lyall, author (Conduct of Major Maxim)

1932-07-02

Terry Major-Ball, Episode #9.7

1932-09-26

Clifton C Williams Jr, Mobile Alabama, Major USMC/astronaut

1935-01-26

Bob Uecker, Major League

1935-08-10

Jerrie Anthony Hulme, British major-general

1936-06-28

Major R Owens, (Rep-D-NY, 1983-2007), (d. 2013)

1936-06-28

Major Owens, Mark Cuban

1937-07-09

Marty Springstead, Nyack, New York, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor

1937-09-17

Orlando Cepeda, Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player

1937-9-16

Vince Naimoli, George Steinbrenner for the Economic Divide in Major League Baseball

1938-05-10

Peter Davies, Major-General/Director-General (RSPCA)

1938-06-24

Don Mincher, Huntsville, Alabama, Major League Baseball first baseman, (d. 2012)

1939-04-04

Major Lance, American singer (d. 1994)

1939-11-30

Tony Major, For Love of Ivy

1940-04-18

Ed Garvey, labor leader (Major League Baseball Players Association)

1940-10-18

Hal McCoy, Major League Baseball for keeping Pete Rose out of the Hall of Fame

1941-02-11

John Dowd, Major League Baseball for keeping Pete Rose out of the Hall of Fame

1941-04-04

Major Lance, The Other Guys

1942-02-12

Norma Major, XXX Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony

1942-09-04

raymond floyd, Fort Bragg North Carolina, American golfer (four-time Major winner)

1943-01-28

Malvina Major, La finta giardiniera

1943-03-21

Hartmut Haenchen, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony Nr. 41 'Jupiter' in C major

1943-03-23

Lee May, former Major League Baseball player

1943-03-29

John Major, Carshalton, Surrey, British Prime Minister (C, 1990-97)

1943-03-29

John Major, Our American Journey: Vietnam

1943-05-18

Bonnie Braunger, The Iron Major

1944-03-03

Anita Dymszówna, Major opóznia akcje

1944-04-16

Bob Montgomery, Nashville, Tennessee, last Major League Baseball player to bat without a helmet (1979)

1944-05-06

Masanori Murakami, First Japanese baseball player in major leagues

1944-10-29

Claude Brochu, Major League Baseball executive (Montreal Expos)

1945-01-29

Donna Caponi, Detroit Michigan, LPGA Golfer and four-time Major winner

1945-02-04

Earl Pomerantz, Major Dad

1945-06-19

Tim Hovey, The Private War of Major Benson

1946-01-09

Phyllis Major, The Candy Snatchers

1946-04-08

Jim "Catfish" Hunter, major-league pitcher (A's, Yankees)

1947-01-08

David Bowie, [Jones], London, singer/actor (Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust)

1947-02-09

Major Harris, US R&B-singer (Love won't Let me wait)

1947-06-11

Henry Cisneros, first Hispanic to serve as mayor of a major U.S. city (San Antonio), later Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Clinton Administration

1947-08-19

Gerald McRaney, Collins Miss, actor (Simon & Simon, Major Dad)

1947-09-10

Larry Nelson, Fort Payne Alabama, American golfer (three-time Major Championship winner)

1948-04-08

Gerald McRaney, Collins Miss, actor (Rick-Simon & Simon, Major Dad)

1948-09-30

Craig Kusick, former Major League Baseball Player

1949-03-03

James S Voss, Cordova Alabama, Major USA/astronaut (STS 44, 53, 69)

1949-07-16

Ray Major, rock guitarist (British Lions)

1949-07-28

Vida Blue, major-league pitcher (Cy Young & AL MVP 1971)

1949-10-31

Terrence W Wilcutt, Russellville Ky, Major USMC/astronaut (STS 68, 79)

1950-10-31

Antonio Taguba, US Army Major General

1950-11-16

Carl J Meade, Illinos, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 38, STS 50, 64)

1950-11-30

Margaret Whitton, Balt Md, actress (Good & Evil, Major League)

1950-11-30

Margaret Whitton, Major League

1951-04-21

Tecwen Whittock, Millionaire: A Major Fraud

1951-05-20

Thomas D Akers, St Louis, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 41, 49, 61, 79)

1951-11-18

Mark N Brown, Valparaiso In, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 28, 48, 66)

1952-01-16

Lloyd Blaine Hammond Jr, Savannah Ga, Major USAF/astr (STS 39, 64)

1952-02-16

Barry Foote, Major League Baseball player

1952-08-08

Doug Melvin, George Steinbrenner for the Economic Divide in Major League Baseball

1952-10-27

Peter Vuckovich, Major League

1953-02-19

Keith Johnson, Major League II

1953-04-08

Waldemar Fydrych, The Major or the Revolution of the Gnomes

1953-06-20

Brian J Duffy, Boston, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 45, 57, 72, sk:92)

1955-09-22

Jeffrey Leonard, Major League baseball player

1955-10-30

Shanna Reed, KC Kansas, actress (Major Dad, Mirrors)

1956-02-25

Kevin Hickey, Major League II

1956-04-28

Paul S Lockhart, Amarillo Tx, Major USAF/astronaut

1956-05-09

Michael Kostel, Major League Baseball: An Inside Look

1956-07-01

Brian Sabean, George Steinbrenner for the Economic Divide in Major League Baseball

1956-07-15

Jill Lieber, Major League Baseball for keeping Pete Rose out of the Hall of Fame

1956-09-17

Thad Bosley. American major league baseball player

1957-04-30

Duane G Carey, St Paul Minn, major USAF/astronaut

1957-07-18

Nick Faldo, Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire, English golfer (six-time Major Championship winner)

1957-11-24

Klára Major, S.O.S. szerelem!

1958-01-05

Ron Kittle, Major League Ballpark Challenge

1958-01-18

Jeffrey N Williams, Superior Wisc, Major Army/astronaut

1958-03-11

Tommy Gioiosa, Major League Baseball for keeping Pete Rose out of the Hall of Fame

1958-04-17

Sergei Yuriyevich Vozovikov, Russian major/cosmonaut

1958-06-21

Gennadi Ivanovich Padalka, Russian major/cosmonaut (SK: Soyuz TM-28)

1958-10-20

Roger Unice, Major League

1958-9-22

Zsolt Major, Vissza az iskolapadba

1959-03-16

Michael J Bloomfield, Flint Mich, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 86)

1959-12-25

Michael P Anderson, Plattsburgh NY, major USAF/astronaut (STS 89)

1960-07-09

Christopher J "Gus" Loria, Newton Mass, Major USMC/astronaut

1960-08-24

Steven W Lindsey, Arcadia California, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 87, sk:95)

1960-09-04

Damon Wayans, actor/comedian (In Living Color, Major Payne, Blankman)

1960-11-06

Bob Landau, Major League II

1960-9-04

Damon Wayans, Major Payne

1961-02-06

Yuri Ivanovich Onufriyenko, Russian major/cosmonaut (Mir, Soyuz TM-23)

1961-09-17

Pamela Ann Melroy, Palo Alto California, Major USAF/astronaut (sk:STS 92)

1961-10-22

Takaaki Ishibashi, Major League II

1961-9-01

Scott Bigelow, Major Payne

1961-9-06

Jim Vukovich, Major League Broadway

1961-9-08

Karen Sortito, Major League II

1962-04-21

Sergei Viktorovich Zalyotin, Russia, major/cosmonaut

1962-05-29

Eric Davis, Major League Baseball for keeping Pete Rose out of the Hall of Fame

1962-08-24

Major Garrett, Episode dated 29 December 2013

1962-9-16

István Major, Womb

1963-01-13

Kevin McClatchy, George Steinbrenner for the Economic Divide in Major League Baseball

1963-05-18

Steve Phillips, Major League Baseball 2K11

1964-01-20

Ozzie Guillen, Major League Ballpark Challenge

1964-08-04

Patrick Robert Smith, Major League II

1966-04-23

Geo Major, Brokeback Mountain

1967-07-03

Brian Cashman, American major league baseball executive

1968-11-20

Chuck Ricci, Major League II

1969-05-26

Bryan Major, Need for Speed

1970-06-16

Phil Mickelson, San Diego California, PGA golfer (five-time major winner)

1970-10-03

Frank Major, Anal Empire 5

1973-08-21

Kurt Fawthrop, Major Crime

1974-04-20

Melinda Major, Our Love

1974-11-11

Static Major, American singer (d. 2008)

1974-11-20

Marissa Ryan, actress (Elizabeth MacGillis-Major Dad)

1975-07-04

Scott Major, The New Girlfriend

1975-9-13

Jason Major,

1976-02-14

Stepánka Krestanová, There Once Was a Cop II: Major Maisner Strikes Again!

1976-08-12

Gene McGuckin, Major Boobage

1977-02-26

Josh Towers, Major League Baseball player

1977-05-03

Nicole Lunsford, Storyboard in A Major

1977-09-04

Sun-Woo Kim, Korean Major League Baseball player

1977-09-09

Kyle Snyder, Major League Baseball pitcher

1978-01-06

Casey Fossum, Major League Baseball player

1978-01-25

Derrick Turnbow, Major League Baseball Player

1978-08-14

Major Dodge, Captured

1978-08-24

Dave Major, The Fighter

1978-09-09

Kurt Ainsworth, Major League Baseball pitcher

1978-11-06

Nicole Dubuc, actress (Robin-Major Dad)

1978-12-02

Peter Moylan, Australian Major League Baseball Pitcher for the Atlanta Braves

1979-02-09

Chayne Gregg, OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger's Movie

1979-04-29

Kevin Major, Big in Japan

1979-05-29

John Rheinecker, Major League Baseball player

1979-09-11

Frank Francisco, Major League Baseball pitcher

1980-02-19

David Knoell, Disaster! A Major Motion Picture Ride... Starring You!

1980-02-26

Gary Majewski, Major League Baseball player

1980-06-23

Patricia Major, Private Gold 45: Riviera 2

1980-12-21

Royce Ring, American Major League Baseball Player

1981-01-20

Mathieu Chevalier, Quartet in C Major

1981-04-23

Brad Major, Ronan's Escape

1981-05-21

Josh Hamilton, Major League Baseball player

1981-06-01

Carlos Zambrano, Venezuelan Major League Baseball player

1981-12-13

Chelsea Hertford, actress (Major Dad)

1982-01-26

Kendal Brenneman, Minor Cuts & Major Abrasions

1982-01-31

Yuniesky Betancourt, Major League Baseball shortstop

1982-01-31

Brad Thompson, Major League Baseball player

1982-03-11

Brian Anderson, Major League Baseball player

1982-11-16

Kate Major, Kate Gosselin

1983-03-15

Chasyn Rance, Major League Wrestling: The Underground

1983-09-09

Edwin Jackson, Major League Baseball pitcher

1983-10-26

Francisco Liriano, Major League Baseball pitcher

1984-12-19

Ian Kennedy, Major League Baseball pitcher

1985-01-21

Mathieu Clavet, Quartet in C Major

1985-05-21

Andrew Miller, Major League Baseball player

1986-04-27

Alexey Alekseev, The Major

1987-12-04

Orlando Brown, Major Payne

1988-05-16

Major Kerr, A Christian Boy

1988-08-13

MØ, Arnold Schwarzenegger/Mike Birbiglia/Major Lazer feat. MØ

1988-08-14

Justin Major, Point Traverse

1988-08-22

Sarah Major, Episode #3.17

1989-05-27

Tanner Hoechlin, Major League

Major - Notable Weddings

George McClellanMay 22, 1860

Ty CobbSep 24, 1948

Barry BondsJan 10, 1998

Major - Weddings
Date Event
1860-05-22

Major General George McClellan (33) weds Mary Ellen at Calvary Church in NYC, New York

1924-08-28

British children's writer Enid Blyton (27) marries editor Major Hugh Alexander Pollock, DSO (36)

1927-07-27

Major Bernard Montgomery (29) marries widow Betty Carver

1948-09-24

American Major League Baseball outfielder Ty Cobb (61) weds Frances Cass (40)

1966-07-09

Major League Baseball pitcher Tom Seaver (21) weds Nancy Lynn McIntyre

1989-05-28

Delta Burke (Designing Women) weds Gerald McRaney (Major Dad)

1990-01-26

Boston Red Sox hires Elaine Weddington as asst GM (highest-ranking black female in a major-league front office)

1998-01-10

Major League Baseball outfielder Barry Bonds (33) weds Elizabeth Watson (28) at Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco

2010-11-13

Major League Baseball pitcher Kyle Kendrick (26) married three-time "Survivor" contestant Stephanie LaGrossa (30) at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California

2011-10-29

Actress Eva Amurri (26) weds former Major League Soccer player Kyle Martino (31) in Charleston, South Carolina

Major - Notable Divorces

Barry BondsJun 9, 2009

Major - Divorces
Date Event
2009-06-09

Elizabeth Watson (39) divorces Major League Baseball outfielder Barry Bonds (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage

Major - Notable Deaths

George McClellanOct 29, 1885

Jim BarnesMay 24, 1966

Major - Deaths
Date Event
1574-11-28

Georg Major, German Protestant theologian (b. 1502)

1673-12-28

Joan Blaeu, Dutch cartographer/publisher (Atlas Major), dies at 77

1712-07-24

Cornelis earl of Nassau, general-major/mister of Woudenberg, dies

1775-06-17

Major John Pitcairn, British marine (killed in battle) (b. 1722)

1780-10-02

John Andre, British major, hanged by Americans (spied with B Arnold)

1780-10-07

Patrick Ferguson, English major in SC, dies in battle at 36

1823-01-05

Major George Johnston, Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales (b. 1764)

1839-03-29

Bernardus JC Dibbets, Dutch baron/gen-major (Maastricht), dies at 56

1849-10-16

George Washington Williams, 1st major black historian, dies

1862-03-07

John Baillie McIntosh, US general-major (Union Army), dies at 32

1862-06-27

Chatham Roberdeau Wheat, Confederate major, dies in battle at about 35

1862-09-01

Isaac Ingalls Stevens, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 44

1862-09-01

Philip "Phil" Kearny, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 48

1862-09-14

Jesse Lee Reno, Union general-major (Reno Nevada), dies at 39

1862-09-29

William "Bull" Nelson, Union general-major, murdered at 38

1862-10-30

Ormsby Mcknight Mitchel, US astronomer/Union-general-major, dies at 53

1863-03-17

John Pelham, US Confederate artillery major, dies in battle at 24

1863-03-21

Edwin Vose Sumner, US Union-general-major (Fair Oaks), dies at 66

1863-05-07

Amiel Weeks Whipple, US Union gen-major, dies of injuries at 46

1863-06-09

Benjamin Franklin "Grimes" Davis, Union major, dies in battle at 30

1863-07-01

John Fulton Reynolds, Union general-major, dies in battle at 42

1863-07-03

Samuel Kosciuzko Zook, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 40

1863-07-13

John S Bowen, US architect/Confederate gen-major, dies at 32

1864-04-22

Joseph Gilbert Totten, US Union general-major, dies at 76

1864-05-05

Alexander Hays, US Union-general-major, dies in battle at 44

1864-05-09

"Uncle" John Sedgwick, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 50

1864-07-22

James Birdseye Mcpherson, US Union gen-major, dies in battle at 35

1864-08-15

Daniel Phineas Woodbury, US engineer/Union general-major, dies

1864-09-19

David Allen Russell, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 43

1864-09-19

Robert Emmet Rodes, US Confederate gen-major, dies in battle at 35

1864-10-18

David Bell Birney, US lawyer/Union general-major, dies at 39

1864-10-20

Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Confederate gen-major, dies at 27

1865-04-06

John Austin Wharton, US Confederate general-major, dies at 36

1865-04-09

Thomas Alfred Smyth, Irish/US Union general-major, dies at 32

1865-04-22

Francis Washburn, US Union colonel/gen major, dies of injuries

1866-12-26

Samuel Ryan Curtis, Union general-major, dies at 49

1885-10-29

George McClellan, Union army major general, dies of a heart attack at 58

1890-10-03

Andries Andre, actor (Trumpeter-Major), dies at 36

1893-04-27

John Ballance, 14th Premier of New Zealand and the founder of the Liberal Party, intestinal disease after a major surgical operation at 54

1893-12-04

Allan Wilson, British/Rhodesian Major, dies in battle against the Ndebeles during First Matabele War

1894-08-26

PPH van Ham, general-major, dies in battle on Lombok

1899-12-11

Andrew Wauchope, British Major-General, dies in Battle of Magersfontein in the Boer war, South Africa. Another British Major, The Marquess of Winchester also killed.

1906-11-12

William Rufus Shafter, Major General Shafter

1909-10-21

Elwell Stephen Otis, Funeral of Major-General Henry W. Lawton

1909-10-26

O.O. Howard, Major-General O. Howard, U.S.A., and Staff

1912-09-05

Arthur MacArthur, Major-General Arthur MacArthur and Staff

1913-02-13

Charles Major, When Knighthood Was in Flower

1913-09-12

Major R B Stewart, cricketer (scored 4 & 9 in S Afr's 1st Test), dies

1914-12-29

Robert Henry Hall, Funeral of Major-General Henry W. Lawton

1916-01-03

Grenville M. Dodge, American Civil War Union Army Major General (b. 1831)

1916-08-07

Charles E Manning, Australian judge/major, dies in battle at 36

1921-12-21

P B S Pinchback, major Reconstruction politician, dies at 84

1925-01-30

Jakab Gyula Major, composer, dies at 66

1942-02-03

Major Gordon W. 'Pawnee Bill' Lillie, Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Pawnee Bill's Far East

1942-08-31

Von Bismarck, German major general, (Africa Corps), dies in battle

1944-01-21

Heinrich zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, German major/pilot, shot down

1944-03-23

O C Wingate, British general-major (Burma), dies in air crash

1944-07-11

Wolfgang Redlich, German major/pilot, dies in battle

1944-09-18

Peter Waddy, British major 1st Para Brigade, dies in battle in Arnhem

1945-04-09

Hans Oster, German major-general/spy, "July 20th plot", hanged

1945-04-21

John Poston, British major/Montgomery's ADC, dies in battle at 25

1945-05-15

Major Courtney, US medal of honor marine, dies in battle of Sugar Loaf

1946-06-13

Edward Bowes, radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour), dies at 71

1946-06-14

Edward Bowes, Major Bowes' Amateur Parade No. 1

1950-06-28

Edward Childs Carpenter, The Major and the Minor

1951-06-06

Major General Bogomoletz, Into Her Kingdom

1952-09-22

Major McBride, Citizen Kane

1953-02-23

Major Merriweather, The Big Something

1954-11-26

Bill Doak, former Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1891)

1957-01-22

Boyd Irwin, The Major and the Minor

1959-01-19

Hans Venatier, Der Major und die Stiere

1962-03-04

George Mogridge, Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1889)

1963-11-22

NKD Nanavati, Indies general-major (WW II), dies

1964-11-01

László Bóka, A Certain Major

1966-05-24

Jim Barnes, English golfing pioneer (4 major wins), dies at 80

1967-06-06

Edward G Givens Jr, Major USAF/astronaut, dies in an car crash at 47

1967-09-24

Orville Caldwell, Deputy Major (LA-1940), dies at 71

1967-10-10

Ervin Major, composer, dies at 66

1976-06-09

Sybil Thorndike, actress (Melba, Major Barbara), dies at 93

1979-12-15

Bern Hoffman, actor (Major Dell Conway), dies at 66

1981-10-04

Freddie Lindstrom, Major League Baseball Hall of famer (b. 1905)

1982-03-13

Wilfred Hawker, Suriname sgt-major, executed

1985-04-01

Pál Major, Vasárnapi szülök

1986-04-13

Tamás Major, The Corporal and Others

1987-11-16

Jim Brewer, Major League Baseball relief pitcher (b. 1937)

1988-12-17

Jerry Hopper, The Private War of Major Benson

1989-09-09

Tim Hovey, The Private War of Major Benson

1990-10-25

Major Halley Jr., Crimes and Misdemeanors

1992-01-13

Frank Kennedy, Major League

1992-10-12

Alexander Pola, [Abraham Polak], actor/writer (Farce Major), dies

1993-04-12

Roger Unice, Major League

1993-06-13

Donald "Deke" K Slayton, US major/astronaut (Apollo 18), dies at 69

1993-07-03

Don Drysdale, American Major League Baseball player, dies of a heart attack at 56

1993-07-18

Sergei Y Vozovikov, Russian major/cosmonaut, dies in accident at 35

1993-08-01

Anatoli Koretski, Russian major general, murdered

1994-04-09

Raouf Khayrat, Egyptian general-major, murdered

1994-09-02

Richard M Major, US anti-terror specialist (CIA Red Book), dies at 72

1994-09-03

Major Lance, soul singer, dies at 55

1994-09-03

Major Lance, The Other Guys

1994-09-12

Major Bill Smith, record producer, dies at 72

1994-09-12

Milica-Carka Jovanovic, Major Bauk

1994-12-11

Stanislaw Maczek, Polish/British general-major (WW II), dies at 102

1995-01-07

Viktor Vorobyov, Russian general-major, dies in battle

1996-04-01

Billy Dawson, The Major and the Minor

1996-04-03

Carl Stokes, 1st black mayor of a major US city (Cleve), dies

1996-05-23

Kurt Uchima, Major League

1996-06-09

Aimé Major, Les colombes

1996-06-12

MacKenzie John, pipe major, dies at 83

1997-04-26

Harry Tatelman, Major Payne

1997-11-29

Coleman Young, 1st black mayor of a major city, dies at 79

1999-07-07

Anita Dymszówna, Major opóznia akcje

2000-09-23

Aurelio Rodríguez, Mexican Major League Baseball player (b. 1947)

2001-11-22

Major Brock, Mountaintop Motel Massacre

2002-03-20

Carl 'Major' Roup, Magnum Force

2003-02-11

Jim Pilcher, The Major and the Minor

2003-02-13

Joe Connelly, Major Payne

2003-11-24

Warren Spahn, Major League Baseball player (b. 1921)

2004-10-26

Bobby Avila, Major League Baseball player (b. 1924)

2004-11-13

Richard Alan Simmons, Major Payne

2005-01-14

Ida Major, A harangjáték

2006-05-11

Frankie Thomas, The Major and the Minor

2007-01-19

Scott Bigelow, Major Payne

2007-03-13

Terry Major-Ball, Episode #9.7

2007-06-23

Rod Beck, American Major League Baseball relief pitcher, dies at 38

2008-02-25

Static Major, American singer (b. 1974)

2010-03-10

Gen Genovese, Major Dell Conway of the Flying Tigers

2010-04-26

Ted Noose, Major League

2010-04-30

Les Dennis, Major League Baseball: An Inside Look

2010-05-24

Morrie Martin, Former Major League Baseball (b. 1922)

2010-07-02

Raymond Roe, The Major and the Minor

2010-12-13

Karen Sortito, Major League II

2011-04-29

David Mason, Brandenburg Concertos: Concerto No. 2 in F Major/Concerto No. 3 in G Major

2012-01-17

Marty Springstead, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor, dies of heart attack at 74

2012-03-04

Don Mincher, American Major League Baseball first baseman, dies at 73

2012-03-15

Dave Philley, American Major League Baseball switch-hitter, dies at 91

2012-03-20

Mel Parnell [Melvin], American Major League Baseball pitcher, dies from cancer at 89

2012-05-16

Kevin Hickey, Major League II

2013-10-21

Major R Owens, American politician, dies at 77

2013-10-21

Major Owens, Mark Cuban

2015-11-10

Former major league pitcher Tommy Hanson, 29, dies

2016-09-26

Major League Baseball star Jose Fernandez dies aged 24


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