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Named - Notable Historical Events

Simon BolivarSep 10, 1823

Robert E. LeeApr 23, 1861

Stonewall JacksonMar 11, 1862

Ulysses S. GrantJul 31, 1864

James MadisonMay 31, 1879

Frederick DouglassJul 1, 1889

John Philip HollandOct 12, 1900

Leon TrotskyOct 8, 1917

Curly LambeauAug 11, 1919

Lou GehrigOct 11, 1927

Davidson BlackDec 2, 1927

Jane AddamsDec 10, 1931

Wernher von BraunNov 1, 1932

Adolf HitlerJan 30, 1933

John DillingerJun 22, 1934

Hank GreenbergOct 20, 1935

Joe DiMaggioNov 27, 1941

Paul BrownFeb 8, 1945

MacArthurAug 29, 1945

George MarshallNov 27, 1945

Maurice RichardApr 19, 1947

Jackie RobinsonSep 17, 1947

Tennessee WilliamsDec 3, 1947

Connie MackJun 12, 1950

Roy CampanellaNov 19, 1951

Sammy BaughDec 18, 1959

Willie MaysNov 9, 1965

Roberto ClementeNov 16, 1966

Stan MusialJan 23, 1967

Chuck NollJan 27, 1969

John MaddenFeb 4, 1969

Kareem Abdul-JabbarMar 22, 1972

cool papaFeb 13, 1974

Darryl SittlerSep 10, 1975

Menachem BeginOct 26, 1978

ReaganApr 1, 1981

Cal RipkenNov 24, 1982

Yogi BerraDec 16, 1983

Arthur AsheMar 21, 1985

Michael JordanMay 16, 1985

Steve YzermanOct 7, 1986

Benazir BhuttoDec 1, 1988

Pete RoseNov 3, 1989

Martina NavratilovaDec 29, 1989

Louis JordanDec 14, 1990

Angelina JolieAug 27, 2001

Mike BabcockMay 22, 2002

Joe SakicDec 21, 2005

Uma ThurmanFeb 7, 2006

Roger ClemensDec 13, 2007

Cam NeelyJun 16, 2010

Patrick RoyMay 23, 2013

Tiger WoodsNov 27, 2013

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Named - Historical Events
Date Event
473-11-17

The future Zeno I is named associate emperor by Emperor Leo I.

476-08-22

Odoacer is named Rex italiae by his troop.

1055-04-13

Bishop Gebhard van Eichstattt named Pope Victor II

1610-08-02

Henry Hudson enters bay later named after him, the Hudson Bay

1643-12-25

Christmas Island founded and named by Captain William Mynors of the East India Ship Company vessel, the Royal Mary.

1660-12-31

James II of England is named Duke of Normandy by Louis XIV of France.

1682-09-04

English astronomer Edmund Halley observes the comet named after him

1716-06-25

Eugenius of Savoye named land guardian of Austrian Netherlands

1784-03-05

Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney is named President of the Board of Trade.

1785-07-06

Congress unanimously resolves US currency named "dollar" & adopts decimal coinage

1789-07-15

Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, is named by acclamation colonel-general of the new National Guard of Paris.

1792-05-11

Columbia River discovered & named by US Capt Robert Gray

1792-10-29

Mount Hood (Oregon) is named after the British naval officer Alexander Arthur Hood by Lt. William E. Broughton who spotted the mountain near the mouth of the Willamette River.

1823-09-10

Simon Bolivar named president of Peru

1824-02-10

Simon Bolivar named dictator by the Congress of Peru

1835-05-20

Otto is named the first modern king of Greece.

1848-03-05

Louis Antoine Garnier-Pages is named French minister of Finance.

1849-07-08

St Paul's Place in the Bronx named

1858-06-02

Donati Comet 1st seen named after its discoverer

1861-04-23

Robert E. Lee named commander of Virginia Confederate forces (US Civil War)

1861-05-08

Richmond, Va, is named the capital of the Confederacy

1862-03-11

12] Gen Stonewall Jackson evacuates Winchester Virginia Army of the Potomac. Gen Henry Halleck is named general-in-chief

1864-03-10

Grant is named commander of the Union armies

1864-07-31

Ulysses S. Grant is named General of Volunteers

1865-01-31

Gen Robert E. Lee named Commander-in-Chief of Confederate Armies during US Civil War

1865-02-04

Robert E. Lee is named general-in-chief of Confederate forces

1866-05-24

Berkeley, California named (for George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne)

1866-07-25

Ulysses S. Grant named 1st general of Army

1871-03-01

J Milton Turner named minister to Liberia

1877-09-27

John Mercer Langston named minister of Haiti

1878-05-23

Atty John Henry Smyth named minister to Liberia

1879-01-02

Dr Benjamin E Mays, named president of Atlanta Board of Education

1879-05-31

Madison Square Garden opens in New York, named after 4th President James Madison

1881-06-30

Henry Highland Garnet named minister to Liberia

1885-05-07

John E W Thompson named US minister to Haiti

1885-09-11

Moses Hopkins, named minister to Liberia

1889-07-01

Frederick Douglass named Minister to Haiti

1890-06-13

Eagle Ave in the Bronx is cut out & named

1890-08-16

Alexander Clark, journalist/lawyer, named minister to Liberia

1891-09-03

John Stephens Durham named US minister to Haiti

1895-02-23

William Heard, AME minister & educator, named minister to Liberia

1897-06-17

William Frank Powell, NJ educator, named minister to Haiti

1897-10-08

Emperor Karl Joseph I named Gustav Mahler director of Opera

1898-02-11

Owen Smith of NC, AME Zion minister, named US minister to Liberia

1899-02-18

SF named as a port of dispatch for Army transports

1900-08-08

1st Davis Cup tennis competition, named after Dwight Filley Davis, began at Longwood Cricket Club in Mass, & won by US 2 days later

1900-10-12

The first modern submarine is commissioned by the U.S.Navy as the USS Holland, named for its designer John Philip Holland

1902-07-16

John McGraw named manager of NY Giants

1902-07-17

Lord Tennyson, son of the poet, is named to succeed Lord Hopetown, first governor general of Australia

1904-09-26

Earl Grey is named British governor-general of Canada

1904-12-10

King Peter I of Serbia named nationalist regime

1905-09-14

Dutch AR-politician AWF Idenburg named governor of Suriname

1905-11-23

Henry Watson Furness, an Indiana physican, named minister of Haiti

1907-03-02

General Louis Botha named premier of Transvaal

1911-10-30

Clark Griffith is named manager of Wash Senators

1913-09-10

George W Buckner, named minister to Liberia

1914-03-01

Dutch Minister of war H Colijn named director of British Petroleum

1914-09-01

The last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo.

1914-09-18

Gen Paul von Hindenburg named commander of German armies on Eastern Front

1914-11-01

Von Hindenburg named marshal of Eastern front

1915-10-25

Atty James L Curtis named minister of Liberia

1916-05-02

2nd Ave & Bronx Terrace renamed Bronx Blvd; Seward Pl renamed Sycamore Ave; Herald Ave renamed Dickinson Ave; Monroe & Selwyn Avenue named

1917-10-08

Leon Trotsky named chairman of the Petrograd Soviet as Bolsheviks gain control

1918-08-27

Dr Joseph L Johnson named minister to Liberia

1919-08-11

Green Bay Packers football club founded by George Calhoun and Curly Lambeau - named after sponser Indian Packing Company

1921-10-26

Solomon Porter Hood named minister to Liberia

1922-10-22

Lucerne Street in Bronx named

1922-10-22

Parsifal Place laid out in Bronx, named for knight in Wagner's Opera

1922-11-22

Library Ave in Bronx named

1925-04-10

Tsaritsyn re-named Stalingrad (now Volgograd)

1925-09-23

Washington shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh is named AL MVP

1926-12-27

Latkin Square in Bronx named for 1st US Jewish soldier to die in WW I

1927-07-09

Atty William T Francis named minister to Liberia

1927-10-11

Lou Gehrig named AL MVP (Babe Ruth (former winner) not eligible)

1927-12-02

Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black announces to the Geological Society of China that the ancient human fossils from Zhoukoudian, China are a new species which he has named 'Sinanthropus pekinensis' (now known as 'Homo erectus')

1930-03-24

Planet Pluto named

1930-09-10

Charles E Mitchell, named minister to Liberia

1931-10-20

Frankie Frisch of the Cards named MVP

1931-10-29

Lefty Grove, A's pitcher who won 31 games, is named the AL's MVP

1931-12-10

Jane Addams (1st US woman) named co-recipient of Nobel Peace Prize

1932-11-01

Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program

1933-01-30

Adolf Hitler named German Chancellor, forms government with Von Papen

1933-11-04

Young Park (1) in the Bronx named in honor of James Young

1934-06-22

John Dillinger is informally named America's first Public Enemy Number One

1934-11-08

Ford Frick, NL publicity director, is named league president

1935-10-20

Hank Greenberg is named AL MVP by the BBWAA, Wes Ferrell is runner-up

1936-06-19

Joe McCarthy is named to manage AL All-Stars, rather than high-strung Mickey Cochrane, who is very close to a nervous breakdown

1936-06-24

Mary McLeod Bethune named director of Negro Affairs in Natl Youth Adm

1936-08-01

Benjamin E Mays named president of Morehouse College

1937-09-25

"il duce" visits Berlin/named "the Fuhrer" to corporal 1st class

1937-11-09

St Louis Cards Triple Crown winner Joe Medwick is named NL MVP

1938-06-08

Gert Terblanche, a local school boy, discovers fossils of an unknown 'robust-type' human ancestor, later named Paranthropus robustus by Robert Broom, at Kromdraai, Blaauwbank River Valley in South Africa

1938-11-01

NL batting champ Ernie Lombardi is named MVP

1939-12-21

Hitler named Adolf Eichmann leader of "Referat IV B"

1940-10-16

Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr named 1st black general in regular army

1941-05-13

Martin Bormann is named head of Nazi Chancellery in Germany

1941-11-27

Joe DiMaggio is named AL MVP

1941-12-31

Young Park (2) in the Bronx named in honor of Samuel Young

1942-08-14

Dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa

1942-10-29

Branch Rickey named president/GM of Brooklyn Dodgers

1943-05-07

Liberty Ship George Washington Carver, named after scientist, launched

1943-07-25

1st warship named after an African American launched - USS Leonard Roy Harmon, a Buckley class destroyer

1943-08-21

Gromyko named USSR-ambassador in Washington

1943-09-21

Lynch Triangle (Square) in Bronx named

1943-10-01

Averell Harriman named US ambassador to Moscow

1944-11-28

Hal Newhouser is named AL MVP

1945-02-08

Paul Brown agrees to coach the new American football expansion team in Cleveland, which would later be named the Cleveland Browns after their coach

1945-04-24

Albert B "Happy" Chandler is named 2nd baseball commissioner

1945-07-10

Adm Marc Mitscher named chief of US Navy staff

1945-08-29

Gen MacArthur named Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in Japan

1945-11-27

Gen George Marshall named special US envoy to China

1946-04-24

11 players Tinker, Evers, Chance, Burkett, McCarthy, Waddell, Plank, Walsh, Chesbro, Griffith, & McGinnity are named to Hall of Fame

1946-05-01

Mrs Emma Clarissa Clement named "American Mother of Year"

1946-06-18

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, a Socialist calls for a Direct Action Day against the Portuguese in Goa. A road is named after this date in Panjim.

1947-02-01

Dmitri Shostakovitch named professor at conservatory of Leningrad

1947-04-19

After scoring 45 goals during the regular season, Maurice Richard is named MVP.

1947-09-17

Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News

1947-09-19

Jackie Robinson is named 1947 "Rookie of Year"

1947-12-03

Tennessee Williams' "Streetcar Named Desire" premieres in NYC

1950-06-12

Connie Mack named Honorary Manager of the All-Star Game

1950-07-08

Gen Douglas MacArthur named commander-in-chief, UN forces in Korea

1950-08-24

Edith Sampson named 1st African American US delegate to UN

1950-12-19

Gen Eisenhower named NATO commander

1951-11-19

Roy Campanella named NL MVP on his 30th birthday

1952-05-12

Charlton Playground named in Bronx

1952-06-14

Keel laid for 1st nuclear powered sub USS Nautilus (4th to be named Nautilus)

1952-07-17

Shah of Persia named Ghavam Sultaneh premier

1953-01-19

Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary

1953-11-27

Indians 3rd baseman Al Rosen is unanimously named AL's MVP

1953-12-01

Walter Alston named Dodger manager

1954-08-19

Ralph J Bunche named undersecretary of UN

1957-10-30

Soviet Union launches Sputnik II, carrying a dog named Laika

1958-07-23

1st 4 women named to peerage in House of Lords

1958-07-24

14 people named 1st life peers in UK

1959-07-21

1st nuclear powered merchant ship, NS Savannah, named, Camden NJ

1959-11-30

Joe Foss named 1st commissioner of AFL

1959-12-18

Sammy Baugh named 1st coach of NY Titans (AFL)

1961-03-09

1st animal returned from space, dog named Blackie aboard Sputnik 9

1961-08-01

Whitney Young Jr named executive director of National Urban League

1961-10-30

Soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb named Tsar Bomba - most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated

1962-02-06

Schoolman Athletic Field in the Bronx named

1962-04-25

Cleve sends Harry Chiti to Mets for a player to be named later, on

1962-06-13

Norway named ombudsman

1962-11-23

Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is named NL's MVP

1962-12-22

Kinderman Place in the Bronx named

1964-01-21

Carl T Rowan named director of US Information Agency

1965-03-17

Beatles announce their film is named "8 Arms to Hold on to You" (Help)

1965-05-19

Patricia R Harris named 1st US black female ambassador (Luxembourg)

1965-10-02

Pope Paul VI named MR Perey bishop's helper of New Orleans

1965-11-09

Willie Mays named NL MVP

1965-11-18

Twins SS Zoilo Versalles is named AL MVP

1966-01-03

Floyd B McKissick, named national director of CORE

1966-05-16

Stokely Carmichael named chairman of Student Nonviolent Coordinating

1966-09-19

Mike Burke named Yankees pres

1966-09-29

The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced.

1966-11-16

Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP

1967-01-23

Stan Musial is named GM of Cards

1967-06-30

Maj Robert H Lawrence Jr named 1st black astronaut

1967-09-14

Melville Abrams Ball Field in Bronx named

1967-11-20

Mets pitcher Tom Seaver (16-12) is named NL Rookie of Year

1968-01-25

Risse St in Bronx named

1968-03-31

Seattle's AL club is named Pilots

1968-10-02

1st time, 2 soon-to-be-named MVPs oppose each other Cards Bob Gibson beat Tigers Denny McLain 4-0

1968-10-11

Billy Martin named manager of Twins

1969-01-27

Chuck Noll is named head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers (the youngest coach in NFL history at the time)

1969-02-04

John Madden is named head coach of NFL's Oakland Raiders

1970-05-15

Elizabeth Hoisington & Anna Mae Mays named 1st female US generals

1970-10-02

Billy Martin named manager of Det Tigers

1972-03-22

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar named NBA MVP

1972-04-11

Benjamin L Hooks, named to FCC

1973-07-07

Shoelace Park in the Bronx named

1973-07-19

Willie Mays named to NL all star team for 24th time (ties Musial)

1973-09-08

Billy Martin named manager of Texas Rangers

1973-10-23

Yankee GM & pres Lee MacPhail named AL president

1973-11-14

Jim Palmer is named AL Cy Young winner

1974-02-13

James 'cool papa' Bell is named to baseball's Hall of Fame

1974-10-24

Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Texas Rangers)

1974-10-30

Catfish Hunter is named AL Cy Young Award

1974-12-05

Oliver Tilden Triangle in the Bronx named

1974-12-24

Cardinals' Lou Brock is named Sportsman of the Year

1975-09-10

Darryl Sittler is named captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs

1975-11-19

Reds 2nd baseman Joe Morgan is named NL MVP

1975-11-25

A loyalist gang nicknamed the "Shankill Butchers" undertakes its first "cut-throat killing"; the gang was named for its late-night kidnapping, torture and murder (by throat slashing) of random Catholic civilians in Belfast

1975-12-20

Pope Paul VI named J Willebrands archbishop of Utrecht

1976-10-28

Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (NY Yankees)

1976-12-16

Andrew Young named Ambassador & Chief US Delegate to UN

1976-12-21

Patricia R Harris named secretary of HUD

1977-02-10

Jonathan Netanyou Lane in the Bronx NY named in honor of Bronx-born Israeli soldier who died freeing hostages in Entebbe Raid (1976)

1977-06-16

Leonid Brezhnev named president of USSR

1977-10-26

Dr Clifford R Wharton Jr named chancellor of State University of New York

1978-10-26

Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat named joint winners of 1978 Nobel Peace Prize

1978-12-04

Dianne Feinstein is named SF 1st female mayor

1979-02-10

Border is named 12th man for Australia, only Test Cricket he missed

1979-02-20

11 loyalists known as the "Shankill Butchers" are sentenced to life in prison for 19 murders; the gang was named for its late-night kidnapping, torture and murder (by throat slashing) of random Catholic civilians in Belfast

1979-02-22

Billy Martin named manager of Oakland A's

1979-02-23

Frank Peterson Jr named 1st black general in Marine Corps

1979-07-09

Dr Walter Massey named director of Argonne national Lab

1979-08-31

Donald McHenry named to succeed Andrew Young as UN ambassador

1980-11-20

Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Oakland A's)

1980-11-21

Gene Michael named 25th Yank mgr, replacing Dick Howser, who resigns

1981-04-01

CNN airs a videotape that shows that Tamara Rand predicted that Reagan is in danger from someone named Jack Humley (a hoax)

1981-05-09

Kazimiroff Blvd in Bronx named for a Bronx historian

1981-06-10

Seven Brothers Square in Bronx named honoring 7 Santini Bro Moving Co

1981-09-06

Bob Lemon named NY Yankee manager for 2nd time

1981-11-12

Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Oakland A's)

1982-06-30

NJ NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting, runner-up names are Blades, Meadowlanders & Americans

1982-11-24

Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year

1982-11-26

Clyde King named Yankee manager

1983-01-11

Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 3rd time

1983-12-16

Yogi Berra named Yankee manager for 2nd time

1984-02-26

Robert Penn Warren, Pulitzer Prize winner, named 1st US poet laureate

1984-03-19

John J O'Connor named 8th archbishop of NY

1984-03-21

Part of Central Park is named Strawberry Fields honoring John Lennon

1984-04-11

Gen Sec Konstantin U Chernenko named pres of Soviet Union

1984-11-19

NY Met Dwight Gooden, 20, is youngest to be named NL Rookie of Year

1985-03-21

Arthur Ashe is named to Intl Tennis Hall of Fame

1985-04-28

Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 4th time

1985-05-16

Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year

1985-10-17

Lou Piniella named NY Yankee manager

1985-11-25

White Sox shortstop Ozzie Guillen, is named AL Rookie of Year

1986-09-10

Bryan O'Connor named chairman of Space Flight Safety Panel

1986-10-07

Steve Yzerman is named captain of the Detroit Red Wings, a title he would hold for over 1,300 games

1987-04-30

Lou Lamoriello is named NJ Devils President

1987-07-02

Nilde Iotti is named as the first female President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.

1987-10-19

Woody Woodward resigns as NY Yankee GM, Lou Piniella is named GM & Billy Martin is named NY Yankee manager for 5th & final time

1988-06-23

Yank manager Billy Martin's 5th term ends, Lou Pinella named manager

1988-12-01

Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan)

1989-02-03

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

1989-05-23

Lincoln Square in Bronx named

1989-11-03

Lou Piniella is named manager of the Reds, replacing banned Pete Rose

1989-12-29

Wayne Gretzky & Martina Navratilova, named athletes of decade by AP

1990-12-14

Louis Jordan's revue "Five Guys Named Moe" premieres in London

1991-02-28

Don Mattingly named 10th NY Yankee Captain

1991-05-20

Chic Bull Michael Jordan, named NBA's MVP

1991-12-28

Ted Turner is named Time Magazine Man of Year

1992-02-27

Larry Smith, named 9th Commissioner of the CFL

1992-04-08

"5 Guys Named Moe" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 445 perfs

1992-04-12

"Streetcar Named Desire" opens at Ethel Barrymore NYC for 137 perfs

1992-06-14

Mona Van Duyn is named 1st female US poet laureate

1992-08-09

"Streetcar Named Desire" closes at Ethel Barrymore NYC after 137 perf

1992-09-24

Scott Stevens is named 5th Captain in NJ Devils history

1992-12-15

Arthur Ashe is named Sports Illustrated Sportman of Year

1993-03-01

New expansion NHL team, owned by Disney, is named the Mighty Ducks

1993-05-02

"5 Guys Named Moe" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 445 perfs

1993-06-28

Jacques Lemaire is named NJ Devils 8th Head Coach

1994-03-21

Anne P Sidamon-Eristoff named chairwoman of Museum of Natl History

1994-08-17

NY Central park reservior officially named after Jackie Kennedy Onasis

1996-10-11

Ford buys rights to named Detroit domed stadium for $40 million

1997-02-23

Scientists in Scotland announced they succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named "Dolly"

1997-11-05

2 hours after Davey Johnson resigns he is named AL Manager of Year

1997-11-06

SF Giants manager Dusty Baker named NL Manager of the Year

2001-08-27

Angelina Jolie is named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva

2002-05-22

Mike Babcock is named head coach of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks

2005-04-06

Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani becomes the Iraqi president; Shiite Arab Ibrahim al-Jaafari is named premier the next day.

2005-07-15

After declining an offer to remain with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Mike Babcock is named head coach of the Detroit Red Wings

2005-10-22

Tropical Storm Alpha forms in the Atlantic Basin, making the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record with 22 named storms.

2005-12-21

Joe Sakic is named captain of the 2006 Team Canada Olympic team

2006-02-07

Uma Thurman is named a knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France for outstanding achievement in the field of art and literature

2006-03-26

The military junta ruling Burma officially named Naypyidaw, a new city in Mandalay Division, as the new capital. Yangon had formerly been the nation's capital.

2006-06-21

Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra.

2007-11-15

A devastating Cyclone named Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world's largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.

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.

2008-09-17

The IAU named another dwarf planet, Haumea

2009-06-24

Mike Babcock is named head coach of Team Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics (they would win the gold medal)

2010-06-16

Cam Neely is named President of his former team, the Boston Bruins

2012-10-28

Pablo Sandoval is named MLB 2012 World Series MVP.

2013-03-14

Xi Jinping is named as the new President of the People's Republic of China

2013-05-23

Patrick Roy is named head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, his former team where he won two Stanley Cups

2013-06-20

LeBron James is named NBA finals MVP for the second straight year

2013-07-22

Mike Babcock is named head coach of Team Canada for the second team, this time for the 2014 Winter Olympics (they would repeat as gold medalists)

2013-11-27

Tiger Woods is named PGA Tour's player of the year for the 11th time

2013-12-11

Pope Francis is named Time magazine's person of the year

2014-01-28

Peter Cosgrove is named the next Governor-General of Australia

2014-10-29

Madison Bumgarner is named MLB 2014 World Series MVP

2016-02-10

Ryan Reynolds named 'Sexiest Dad Alive!' by People

2016-04-05

Panama papers: China leaders' relatives named in leaks

2016-06-20

Cavaliers' James named Most Valuable Player of NBA Finals

2017-02-06

Pats' Brady named Super Bowl MVP after record comeback

2017-05-18

Ex-FBI chief Mueller named special prosecutor for Trump-Russia probe

2018-06-09

Warriors' Durant named NBA Finals Most Valuable Player

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Named - Birthdays
Date Event
1745-01-07

Johann Christian Fabricius, Tønder, Danish Entomologist (named nearly 10,000 species)

1776-11-14

Henri Dutrochet, discovered & named process of osmosis

1819-11-23

Josiah Dwight Whitney, Northampton Massachusetts, American Geologist who led the California Geological Survey (Mount Whitney and Whitney Glacier are named for him)

1865-05-21

C J Thomsen, Denmark, archaeologist, named Stone/Iron/Bronze Ages

1873-03-15

Lee Shubert, producer (theatres in NY & LA named after him)

1878-12-27

Richard Garrick, A Streetcar Named Desire

1885-11-01

Edna Thomas, A Streetcar Named Desire

1887-08-18

Walter Decker, A Guy Named Joe

1888-08-07

George Sweeney, A Streetcar Named Desire

1891-07-23

James Vesey, A Guy Named Joe

1892-08-30

John More, A Streetcar Named Desire

1892-9-22

Hal Dumas, A Guy Named Joe

1901-02-22

C.A. Riggs, A Streetcar Named Desire

1906-04-03

Lucinda Ballard, A Streetcar Named Desire

1909-02-20

Ruzica Komnenovic, Three Girls Named Anna

1909-09-07

Elia Kazan, Constaninople Turkey, director (Streetcar Named Desire)

1910-04-02

Irene Mayer Selznick, producer (Street Car Named Desire)

1910-09-14

Lehman Engel, Jackson Miss, conductor/comp (Streetcar Named Desire)

1911-03-26

Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire

1912-02-01

Ronald Kirkbride, A Girl Named Tamiko

1912-12-26

Oscar Saul, A Streetcar Named Desire

1913-01-03

Jack Albin, A Streetcar Named Desire

1914-06-24

Peg Hillias, A Streetcar Named Desire

1918-11-12

Kermit Kegley, Two Girls Named Smith

1919-08-03

Ken Mackintosh, An Alligator Named Daisy

1920-04-06

Ken Scott, A Guy Named Joe

1921-01-16

Charles McElmurry, A Boy Named Charlie Brown

1921-07-02

Danilo Sreckovic, Three Girls Named Anna

1923-01-11

Wright King, A Streetcar Named Desire

1927-04-11

Yvonne Severn, A Guy Named Joe

1928-05-31

Burt Berger, High Named Today

1928-08-30

Ken Hardin, A Girl Named Sooner

1929-08-25

Suzanne Clauser, A Girl Named Sooner

1930-9-27

Alan Shean, A Boy Named Charlie Brown

1932-9-21

Mickey Kuhn, A Streetcar Named Desire

1938-01-29

George Renschler, A Jew Named Sullivan

1942-9-18

Ernestine Jackson, 10,000 Black Men Named George

1944-08-09

Smokey the Bear, named after NYC fireman Smokey Joe Martin

1946-02-13

Michael Yeargan, A Streetcar Named Desire

1949-02-12

Kazuo Yamazaki, A Wind Named Amnesia

1952-05-14

Franklyn Passmore III, An Angel Named Billy

1953-9-09

Karen Mendelson, A Boy Named Charlie Brown

1956-03-23

Laura Thorne, chef (named one of 10 best American chefs)

1956-08-10

Peter Robbins, A Boy Named Charlie Brown

1959-02-04

Pamelyn Ferdin, A Boy Named Charlie Brown

1959-08-31

Andy Pforsich, A Boy Named Charlie Brown

1959-11-11

Glenn Gilger, A Boy Named Charlie Brown

1963-03-22

Tomoko Naka, A Wind Named Amnesia

1967-9-29

Ari Bass, Men Named Milo, Women Named Greta

1969-03-03

Brad Tyler, A Player to Be Named Later

1969-11-06

Aleksey Kazakov, The Rider Named Death

1970-01-13

Simon Vaughan, A Bear Named Winnie

1970-10-02

Hiroyuki Satô, A Wind Named Amnesia

1972-02-19

Don Juan Gross, 10,000 Black Men Named George

1972-04-25

Micah Franklin, A Player to Be Named Later

1975-05-07

Jason Moore, 10,000 Black Men Named George

1975-10-30

Marco Scutaro, A Player to Be Named Later

1976-04-09

Kyle Peterson, A Player to Be Named Later

1978-9-01

Fabio Morici, How Strange to Be Named Federico

1982-01-09

Laurie Fetter, A Guy Named Rick

1982-06-12

Jeremy Craven, An Angel Named Billy

1983-01-10

Rob Tiffin, A Cockroach Named Henry

1984-07-03

Courtney E. Hansen, A Guy Named Rick

1986-04-22

Giulio Forges Davanzati, How Strange to Be Named Federico

1987-12-03

Dustin Belt, An Angel Named Billy

1997-07-12

Malala Yousafzai, He Named Me Malala

Named - Notable Deaths

Tennessee WilliamsFeb 25, 1983

Marlon BrandoJul 1, 2004

Named - Deaths
Date Event
1546-03-10

Thomas Elyot, English diplomat (Boke named the Governor), dies at 46

1597-06-20

Willem Barentsz/Barents, Dutch navigator. Barents Sea named after him

1814-05-26

Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, officially named the Guillotine (b. 1789)

1884-03-13

Leland Stanford, Jr., son of American railroad magnate, Stanford University named for him (b. 1868)

1894-12-30

Amelia Jenks Bloomer, suffragist (Bloomers named for her), dies at 76

1914-01-11

Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer and patron of the arts after whom the Carlsberg brewery was named (b. 1842)

1944-02-10

Eugène Michel Antoniadi, Greek astronomer, a crater on Mars and the Antoniadi crater on the Moon were named in his honor (b. 1870)

1956-03-18

Jasper Queen, A Guy Named Joe

1960-03-04

John More, A Streetcar Named Desire

1960-03-18

Peg Hillias, A Streetcar Named Desire

1960-08-23

Frank Weixel, A Streetcar Named Desire

1970-07-08

C.A. Riggs, A Streetcar Named Desire

1973-12-24

Gerard Kuiper, Dutch/US astronomer after whom the Kuiper belt is named, dies at 68

1974-07-22

Edna Lewis Thomas, US actress (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 88

1980-11-14

Nick Dennis, A Streetcar Named Desire

1981-04-16

Stuart Higgs, A Streetcar Named Desire

1982-03-29

Rudy Bond, actor (Streetcar Named Desire), dies of heart attack at 68

1982-08-29

Lehman Engel, US composer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71

1983-02-25

Tennessee Williams, US playwright and writer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71

1983-02-25

Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire

1985-04-16

Jack Albin, A Streetcar Named Desire

1985-04-18

Walter Decker, A Guy Named Joe

1985-12-01

Ken Scott, A Guy Named Joe

1986-09-20

Stojan Jovanovic, Three Girls Named Anna

1990-10-10

Irene Mayer Selznick, A Streetcar Named Desire

1991-10-30

Ken Hardin, A Girl Named Sooner

1992-04-01

Burt Berger, High Named Today

1993-06-19

Lucinda Ballard, A Streetcar Named Desire

1994-05-23

Oscar Saul, A Streetcar Named Desire

1997-06-29

George Renschler, A Jew Named Sullivan

2000-05-12

Johnny Menta, A Guy Named Joe

2004-07-01

Marlon Brando, actor ("The Godfather", "A Street Cart Named Desire" and "On the Water Front") dies at 80

2005-11-22

Ken Mackintosh, An Alligator Named Daisy

2005-12-05

Charles McElmurry, A Boy Named Charlie Brown

2006-11-22

Yvonne Severn, A Guy Named Joe


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