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River - Notable Historical Events

TiberiusAug 3, 8

Frederick IJun 10, 1190

Genghis KhanMay 31, 1223

Ivan IIIOct 8, 1480

ColumbusAug 14, 1498

Jacques CartierJun 9, 1534

Hernando de SotoMar 18, 1541

John SmithMay 13, 1607

William PennOct 26, 1682

Peter IJul 18, 1696

HandelJul 17, 1717

George WashingtonDec 8, 1776

NapoleonApr 16, 1799

Robert FultonAug 9, 1803

Charles DarwinOct 20, 1833

Lewis CarrollJul 4, 1862

Ulysses S. GrantMay 4, 1864

General CusterNov 27, 1868

Louis RielJul 19, 1869

Lizzie BordenAug 4, 1892

President TaftAug 18, 1909

William George BarkerNov 15, 1916

FDRSep 28, 1937

John D. Rockefeller JrMar 24, 1947

Alec GuinnessOct 2, 1957

Mao ZedongJul 25, 1966

Kathy WhitworthSep 22, 1968

Jimmy CarterJul 23, 1980

Roger MillerApr 25, 1985

Ron MacLeanJun 3, 2010

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River - Historical Events
Date Event
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Julius Caesar's general Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River by the Numidians under Publius Attius Varus and King Juba of Numidia. Curio commits suicide to avoid capture.

BC
AD
8-08-03

Roman Empire general Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus.

366-01-02

The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire.

657-07-26

Battle of Siffin during the first Muslim civil war between Ali ibn Abi Talib and Muawiyah I beside Euphrates River

663-08-27

Remnants of the Korean Baekje Kingdom and their Yamato Japanese allies engage naval forces of the Tang Chinese and Silla Koreans on the Geum River in Korea; - a significant Tang-Silla victory. Japanese won't attempt another Korean invasion until late 16th century.

988-07-10

The city of Dublin is founded on the banks of the river Liffey.

1190-06-10

Third Crusade: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa drowns while crossing the Saleph River (now called the Göksu in modern Turkey) while leading an army to Jerusalem.

1223-05-31

Mongol invasion of the Cumans: Battle of the Kalka River - Mongol armies of Genghis Khan lead by Subutai defeat Kievan Rus and Cumans.

1238-03-04

The Battle of the Sit River was fought in the northern part of the present-day Yaroslavl Oblast of Russia between the Mongol Hordes of Batu Khan and the Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal during the Mongol invasion of Russia.

1333-11-04

Flood of the Arno River, causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani.

1415-08-13

King Henry V of England army lands on mouth of Seine River

1423-07-31

Hundred Years' War: Battle of Cravant - the French army is defeated at Cravant on the banks of the river Yonne.

1434-11-24

River Thames freezes

1480-10-08

Great standing on the Ugra river, a standoff between the forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and the Grand Duke Ivan III of Russia, which resulted in the retreat of the Tataro-Mongols and eventual disintegration of the Horde.

1484-07-06

Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River.

1498-08-14

Columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco River in Venezuela

1517-08-15

Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary.

1534-06-09

Jacques Cartier 1st sails into mouth of St Lawrence River

1540-08-25

Explorer Hernando de Alarcon travels up Colorado River

1541-03-18

Hernando de Soto observes 1st recorded flood in America (Mississippi River)

1541-05-08

Hernando de Soto discovers Mississippi River

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".

1607-05-13

English colonists, led by John Smith, land near James River in Virginia

1667-02-25

Abraham Crijnssens fleet reach Fort Willoughby on Suriname River

1669-07-06

LaSalle leaves Montreal to explore Ohio River

1682-10-26

William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York

1687-03-19

Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men.

1696-07-18

Tsar Peter I's fleet occupies Azov at mouth of Don River

1715-08-01

First Doggett's Coat and Badge race (Waterman's race) held on Thames River (London Bridge to Chelsea)

1715-11-24

River Thames freezes

1717-07-17

Handel's "Water Music" premieres on the river Thames in London

1745-06-16

British fleet occupies Cap Breton on St Lawrence River

1745-12-20

Bonnie Prince Charlie's army reaches the river Esk

1771-05-07

Samuel Hearne explores Copper Mine River of Canada

1774-05-23

Chestertown tea party occurs (tea dumped into Chester River)

1776-12-08

George Washington's retreating army crosses Delaware River from NJ

1786-06-10

A landslide dam on the Dadu River caused by earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China.

1789-06-03

Alex Mackenzie explores Mackenzie River (Canada)

1790-05-26

Territory South of River Ohio created by Congress

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.

1799-04-16

Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Mount Tabor - Napoleon drives Ottoman Turks across the River Jordan near Acre.

1800-06-07

David Thompson reaches the mouth of the Saskatchewan River in Manitoba.

1803-08-09

Robert Fulton tests his steam paddle-boat on the River Seine, France

1804-01-30

Mungo Park leaves England seeking source of Niger River

1804-04-28

31 British ships sail up Suriname river demanding transition colony from the Dutch

1805-11-26

Official opening of Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, carrying the Llangollen canal 126 feet above the River Dee

1806-01-30

The original Lower Trenton Toll Bridge, which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened. A later bridge opened in 1935 is also known as the Trenton Makes - the World Takes Bridge.

1807-08-17

Robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River

1811-10-29

1st Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans

1812-03-15

1st Russian settlement in California, Russian River

1812-06-24

Napoleon Bonaparte's forces invade Russia crossing the Neman River

1812-11-29

Napoleon's Grand Army crosses Berezina River in retreat from Russia

1815-05-24

George Evans discovers Lachlan River, Australia

1817-05-16

Mississippi River steamboat service begins

1823-05-10

1st steamboat to navigate the Mississippi River arrives at Ft Snelling

1825-10-26

Erie Canal between Hudson River & Lake Erie opened

1829-04-25

Charles Fremantle arrives in the HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.

1829-05-02

After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of the HMS Challenger, declares the Swan River Colony in Australia.

1829-10-17

Delaware River & Chesapeake Bay Canal formally opens

1832-07-13

Source of Mississippi River discovered (Henry R Schoolcraft)

1833-08-03

HMS Beagle reaches river mouth of Rio Negro

1833-10-20

Charles Darwin reaches river mouth of Parana

1834-04-13

HMS Beagle anchors at river mouth of Rio Santa Cruz, Patagonia

1834-10-28

The Battle of Pinjarra occurs in the Swan River Colony in present-day Pinjarra, Western Australia. Between 14 and 40 Aborigines are killed by British colonists.

1835-12-29

The Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States.

1837-05-09

"Sherrod" burns in Mississippi River below Natchez Miss; 175 dies

1837-10-31

Collision of river boat Monmouth & Trement on Miss; 300 die

1838-02-16

Weenen Massacre: Hundreds of Voortrekkers along the Blaukraans River, Natal are killed by Zulus.

1845-05-20

HMS Erebus and HMS Terror with 134 men under John Franklin sail from the River Thames in England, beginning a disastrous expedition to find the Northwest Passage. All hands are lost.

1846-07-09

The territory of the District of Columbia south of the Potomac River (39 mi² or about 100 km²) is returned to Virginia through an Act of Congress.

1848-04-03

German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt is seen for the last time at McPherson's Station, Coogoon, before he disappears on the same expedition to reach the Swan River

1850-07-25

Gold discovered in Oregon (Rogue River)

1855-01-23

The first bridge over the Mississippi River opens in what is now Minneapolis, Minnesota, a crossing made today by the Father Louis Hennepin Bridge.

1855-04-21

1st train crosses Miss River's 1st bridge, Rock Is Ill-Davenport Ia

1856-10-08

The Second Opium War or second Anglo-Chinese War: begins with the Arrow Incident on the Pearl River.

1856-11-17

On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.

1858-06-29

Treaty of Algun, China cedes north bank of Amur River to Russia

1859-01-05

1st steamboat sails, Red River

1862-01-10

Battle of Big Sandy River, KY (Middle Creek)

1862-02-06

American Civil Was; naval engagement on Tennessee River-USS Conestago vs CSS Appleton Belle

1862-03-31

Civil War action at Island #10 on Mississippi River

1862-07-04

Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) creates Alice in Wonderland for Alice Liddell on a family boat trip on the river Isis (Thames) in Oxford

1862-07-17

Naval Engagement at Pascagoula River MS: USS Potomac Expedition

1862-08-10

Battle of Nueces River TX

1862-10-05

Battle of Big Hatchie River, MS

1862-12-12

Naval Engagement at Yazoo River, MS (USS CAIRO torpedoed)

1862-12-31

-Jan 20th) Battle of Stone's River/Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennesse in American Civil War

1863-01-02

Battle of Murfreesboro (Stone's River) ends

1863-01-29

Battle at Bear River, Washington: US army vs indians

1863-05-17

Battle of Big Black River Bridge, MS

1863-05-27

CSS Chattahoochie explodes on Chattahoochie River GA, 18 die

1863-07-11

Battle at Green River, Ky (Morgan's Ohio Raid)

1864-02-01

-Feb 8th] Battle of Yazoo River, MS

1864-02-04

Skirmish at Big Black River Bridge, Mississippi

1864-03-10

Red River campaign LA

1864-03-15

Red River Campaign-Union forces reach Alexandria, LA

1864-03-18

Dale Dike on Humber River crumbles drowning some 240

1864-04-04

Skirmish at Elkin's Ford (Little Missouri River), Arkansas

1864-04-23

Battle of Cane River, LA (Red River Expedition, Monett's Ferry)

1864-05-01

-8] Battle at Alexandria, Louisiana (Red River Campaign)

1864-05-04

General Ulysses S. Grant's Union Army at Potomac attacks Robert E. Lee's Confederates at Rappahannock River

1864-05-10

Skirmish at Ny River, Virginia

1864-05-15

Skirmish at Marksville (Avoyelles) (Red River Campaign)

1864-05-22

Battle of N Anna River, VA (Totopotamy River, Haw's Shop, Hanovertown)

1864-06-10

Battle of Kellar's Bridge KY (Licking River)

1864-06-17

640m long ponton bridge over James River Virginia finished

1864-07-03

Battle of Chattahoochie River, GA [until Jul 9]

1864-07-04

-9] Battle at Chattahoochee River, Georgia

1864-07-06

Battle of Chattahoochee River, GA [->JUL 10] US730 CS600

1864-10-25

Battle of Marais Des Cygnes River, Kansas (Mine Creek)

1864-11-30

Battle of Honey Hill SC (Broad River) 96 dead/665 wounded

1865-01-23

-Jan 25th) Battle of City Point, VA (James River, Trent's Reach)

1865-04-27

Steamboat "SS Sultana" explodes in the Mississippi River, killing up to 1,800 of the 2,427 passengers in the greatest maritime disaster in United States history. Most were paroled Union POWs on their way home.

1865-11-11

Treaty of Sinchula is signed in which Bhutan ceded the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.

1868-11-27

Battle at Washita River, Oklahoma. General Custer attacks group of Native American Indians, their chief Black Kettle dies in the attack

1869-07-19

Louis Riel speaks at a meeting of Metis residents about rights, setting in motion the events now referred to as the Red River Rebellion

1869-08-01

1st voyage down Colorado River

1869-08-17

1st international boat race (River Thames, Oxford beats Harvard)

1870-08-24

The Wolseley Expedition reaches Manitoba to end the Red River Rebellion.

1871-06-10

Sinmiyangyo: Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 Marines in naval attack on Han River forts on Kanghwa Island, Korea.

1872-11-29

Indian Wars: The Modoc War begins with the Battle of Lost River.

1873-08-04

Indian Wars: whilst protecting a railroad survey party in Montana, the United States 7th Cavalry, under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer, clashes for the first time with the Sioux (near the Tongue River; only one man on each side is killed).

1876-10-17

Henry Morton Stanley's reaches Lualaba River

1876-11-25

Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack Chief Dull Knife's sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River.

1877-08-10

Big Hole River: Col John Gibbon murders Nez-Perce indians

1878-07-17

Nqwiliso, tribal chief of Western Pondoland and eldest son of Ndamase, signs a treaty with H.G. Elliott ceding sovereign rights and shipping in the Umzimvubu River mouth to the Cape government, Southern Africa

1878-09-03

British passenger paddle steamer Princess Alice sunk in a collision on the River Thames with the collier Bywell Castle; 645 die

1880-02-13

Work begins on the covering of the Senne, burying Brussels's primary river and creating the modern central boulevards.

1880-07-21

Compressed air accident kills 20 workers on Hudson River tunnel, NY

1881-04-11

River ferry "Princess Victoria" sinks in Thames River, Ontario, 180 die

1882-06-06

The Shewan forces of Menelik defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo. The Shewans capture Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, and heir victory leads to a Shewan hegemony over the territories south of the Abay River.

1883-07-03

SS Daphne sinks on Clyde River Scotland; 195 die

1887-09-28

Gele River (Huang Ho) in China floods, kills about 1.5 million

1887-11-15

British SS Wah Yeung catches fire on Canton River off Hong Kong

1888-07-11

Pennsylvania's Monongehela River rises 32' after 24 hour rainfall

1892-08-04

Sunday school teacher Lizzie Borden arrested in Fall River, Mass on two counts of murder

1896-05-06

Samuel Pierpont Langley flies his unpiloted Number 5 aircraft using a catapult launch from a boat on the Potomac River, USA. The aircraft travels almost 3/4 of a mile - ten times further than any previous heavier-than-air flying machine.

1897-05-22

The Blackwall Tunnel under the River Thames was officially opened

1898-04-08

Battle of Atbara River, Anglo-Egyptian forces crush 6,000 Sudanese

1899-06-29

Brazo River in Texas floods 12 miles wide causing $10 mil damage

1899-11-28

Battle of Mud River (Boer general Cronjé beats British gen Methuen)

1900-09-03

Russian troops now control both sides of the Amur River on the Russo-Manchurian boundary

1900-10-06

Britain annexes Orange Free State (as Orange River Colony)

1901-01-31

Boer general John Smuts & De la Rey conqueror Mud river Transvaal

1901-09-17

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

1901-09-17

Battle at Elands River Port: Boer Gen Smuts destroys unit 17th Lancers

1902-08-04

The Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opens.

1904-01-05

-34°F (-36.7°C), River Vale, New Jersey (state record)

1904-02-09

Japanese land troops at Chemulpo (Inchon), near Seoul, Korea; within the next three weeks they will have advanced to the Yalu River, border of Manchuria

1904-04-26

General Kuroko leads the Japanese Army against the large Russian force at the Yalu river during the Russo-Japanese War

1904-06-15

Side-wheeler passenger paddlesteamer "General Slocum" burns in NY's East River (1,031 die)

1906-01-08

A landslide in Haverstraw, New York, caused by the excavation of clay along the Hudson River, kills 20 people.

1907-07-01

The Orange River Colony, known as the Orange Free State, is granted self-government by the British

1908-02-25

1st tunnel under Hudson River (railway tunnel) opens

1909-08-18

Mayor of Tokyo Yukio Ozaki presents Washington, D.C. with 2,000 cherry trees, which President Taft decides to plant near the Potomac River.

1909-09-20

The British Parliament passes the South Africa Act; it calls for union of Cape Colony, Natal, Orange River Colony, and Transvaal; and both English and Dutch as official languages

1910-11-12

1st Movie stunt: man jumps into Hudson river from a burning balloon

1913-03-26

Dayton, Ohio almost destroyed when Scioto, Miami, & Muskingum River reach flood stage simultaneously

1913-09-29

The Treaty of Constantinople between Turkey and Bulgaria restores peace; the Turks recover Adrianople and Maritza River line

1914-05-29

Ship rams Canadian ship Empress of Ireland on St Lawrence River; 1,024 die

1915-06-23

Italians launch the first of what will become 11 battles to dislodge the Austrians from the Isonzo River, which keeps the Italians from Trieste

1915-11-23

On the Tigris River in Mesopotamia, the Battle of Ctesiphon between Allied and Turkish forces enters its second day

1916-11-15

William George Barker, flying very low over the Ancre River, spots a large concentration of German troops massing for a counter-attack on Beaumont Hamel, and sends an emergency Zone Call brought to bear all available artillery fire in the area onto the specified target. The force of some 4,000 German infantry was effectively broken up, and Barker is awarded the Military Cross

1918-03-23

Alick Wickham dives 200' into Australia's Yarra River

1918-07-19

German armies retreat across Marne River in France (WW I)

1920-07-29

Construction of the Link River Dam begins as part of the Klamath Reclamation Project.

1920-11-13

Hudson River frozen at Albany

1921-05-21

Oldest radio station west of Mississippi River licensed in Greeley Co

1921-08-24

British airship R-38 crashes in River Humber, 44 die

1921-10-29

The Link River Dam, a part of the Klamath Reclamation Project, is completed.

1926-10-16

Troop ship sinks in Yangtze River, killing 1,200

1927-11-03

Tropical storm flooding kills 84 in Winooski River Valley (Vt)

1928-03-01

Paul Whiteman & orchestra record "Ol' Man River" for Victor Records

1930-12-29

Fred P Newton completes longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minn, to New Orleans

1931-08-12

Yangtzee River floods after heavy rain crumbles dikes in China

1932-09-09

Steamboat SS Observation explodes in NYC East River (71 killed)

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.

1937-08-08

Bonneville Dam on Columbia River begins producing power

1937-09-28

FDR dedicates Bonneville Dam on Columbia River (Oregon)

1937-12-12

Japanese aircraft shell & sink US gunboat Panay on Yangtze River in China. (Japan apologized & eventually paid US $2.2M in reparations)

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

1939-12-13

Battle of the River Plate - 3 British cruisers vs German pocket battleship Graf Spee

1940-05-12

Nazi blitzkrieg conquest of France began by crossing Muese River

1940-07-25

John Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hrs 46 mins in the Mississippi River

1941-07-18

SS drowns 40 Jews in Dvina River, Belorussia

1942-05-12

Nazi U-boat sinks American cargo ship at mouth of Mississippi River

1942-06-22

Japanese submarine in mouth of Columbia River, Oregon

1942-07-21

8 die as coal waste heap slides in river valley near Oakwood, Va

1942-08-05

German troops cross Kuban River

1944-03-20

Bus falls off bridge into Passaic River NJ, killing 16

1944-07-17

Russian troops cross river Bug/march into Poland

1944-08-26

US 12nd Army Corps crosses river Seine East of Paris

1945-01-31

Russian troops reach the Oder River, less that 50 miles from Berlin

1945-02-06

Russian Red Army crosses the river Oder

1945-04-23

US troops in Italy cross river Po

1945-04-25

"Elbe Day" - US & Soviet forces meet at Torgau Germany on Elbe River during WWII invasion of Germany

1947-01-18

Small river steamer sank on Yangtze River, kills 400

1947-03-24

John D. Rockefeller Jr donates NYC East River site to the UN

1947-07-10

200 die when train derailed & fell into a river in Canton, China

1947-09-15

Typhoon Kathleen hit Tone River, Saitama and Tokyo area, killing at least 1,930 and injuring 1,750..

1947-09-16

Typhoon Kathleen hit Saitama, Tokyo and Tone River erea, at least 1,930 killed.

1948-04-27

Arab legion attacks Gesher bridge on Jordan River

1948-05-30

A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes. Fifteen people die and tens of thousands are left homeless.

1948-12-04

SS Kiangya hits mine in Whangpoo River China, sinks killing 2,750 die

1949-07-30

British warship HMS Amethyst escapes down Yangtze River, having been refused a safe passage by Chinese Communists after 3-month standoff

1950-11-06

Chinese offensive halts at Chongchon River, North Korea

1950-11-26

China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River

1951-05-09

Air raid on Chinese positions at Yalu River

1951-08-11

100,000 acres flooded from Mississippi River in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Illinois

1955-08-17

Hurricane Diane, following hurricane Connie floods Connecticut River killing 190 & doing $1.8 billion damage

1957-10-02

"The Bridge on the River Kwai", starring William Holden and Alec Guinness, is released

1958-03-26

30th Academy Awards-"Bridge on the River Kwai" best film, Joanne Woodward & Alec Guinness best actress/actor

1959-01-09

Dam across Tera River collapses after heavy winter rains, 135 die

1959-02-03

American Airlines Electra crashes in NY's East River, killing 65

1959-07-17

River Canyon extending man-made Lake Hebgen by 5 miles. (Montana)

1960-08-19

The first commercial atomic energy reactor, owned by the Yankee Atomic Electric Company, achieves a self-sustaining nuclear reaction in Rowe, Deerfield River, Massachusetts

1960-08-24

60 people die when bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil

1962-05-29

4th Grammy Awards: Moon River, Peter Nero wins

1963-07-16

Amazon river carries 190,000 m3/sec of water (record)

1963-11-18

Dartford-Purfleet tunnel under River Thames opens

1964-02-01

Suriname River dammed

1965-05-23

Pontoon ferry overturned on Shire River Malawi, kills 150

1965-11-01

Trackless trolley plunged into Nile River drowning 74 (Cairo Egypt)

1965-12-15

3rd cyclone of year kills 15,000 at the mouths of the Ganges River in Bangladesh

1966-07-25

Mao Zedong swims Yangtse River

1966-11-04

Flooding of Arno River (Italy) destroys countless art works, kills 113

1967-01-06

United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch "Operation Deckhouse Five" in the Mekong River delta.

1968-02-11

Jeffrey Kramer survives 76-m jump, Wash Bridge, Hudson River NY

1968-03-21

Israeli forces cross Jordan River to attack PLO bases

1968-09-22

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kings River Golf Open

1968-10-27

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Golf Invitational

1969-06-22

Cleveland's Cuyahgo River catches fire

1969-08-30

25,000 attend 2nd Annual Sky River Rock Festival, Tenino Wash

1969-11-02

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Women's Golf Open

1970-04-21

The Principality of Hutt River (previously Hutt River Province) secedes from Australia - it remains unrecognised by Australia or other nations

1970-10-15

Bridge over Yarra River in Melbourne crashes; killing 35

1971-10-17

Cleveland Metroparks' Rocky River Nature Center opens

1972-05-15

Bus plunges into Nile River killing 50 pilgrims. (Minia Egypt)

1972-12-05

Joseph A Walker's "River Niger" premieres in NYC

1973-07-07

78 drown as flash flood sweeps a bus into a river (India)

1974-04-21

28th Tony Awards: River Niger & Raisin win

1974-11-12

A salmon is discovered in the River Thames, England, for the first time since 1833

1975-08-03

500 drown when 2 river boats collide & sink in China's West River

1976-06-20

River Country opens

1979-04-10

Red River Valley Tornado Outbreak: A tornado lands in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people.

1979-09-29

"Lonesome Loser" by Little River Band peaks at #6

1980-07-23

River of No Return Wilderness Area designated by Jimmy Carter

1981-06-06

A passenger train travelling between Mansi and Saharsa, India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati river. The government places the official death toll at 268 plus another 300 missing; however, it is generally believed that the actual figure is closer to 1,000 killed.

1982-01-13

Air Florida 737 took off in a snowstorm, crashes into 14th St Bridge in Washington, DC, & falls into Potomac River, killing 78

1982-07-15

Body of Wendy Caulfield, 1st Green River victim, found near Seattle

1984-03-19

Mobil oil tanker spills 200,000 gallons into Columbia River

1985-03-04

War veterans returned to the "Bridge over the River Kwai"

1985-04-25

"Big River" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 1005 performances

1985-04-25

Roger Miller's musical "Big River," premieres in NYC

1985-06-02

39th Tony Awards: Biloxi Blues & Big River win

1986-05-25

Ferry boat Shamia sinks on Maghna River Bangladesh, 600 killed

1986-10-03

TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories, was officially opened.

1987-07-17

10 teens die in Guadalupe River flood (Comfort, Tx)

1987-09-20

"Big River" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1005 perfs

1988-08-03

Skip Storch swims 246 km of Hudson River from Albany to NYC

1989-08-03

Lawrence Delisle drives his 4 kids into river

1989-08-20

Dredger "Bow Belle" collides with pleasure boat "Marchioness" on the River Thames in central London; the "Marchioness" sinks in 30 seconds, drowning 51

1996-07-18

Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River, beginning one of Québec's costliest natural disasters ever.

1997-01-03

The People's Republic of China announces it will spend $27.7 billion USD to fight erosion and pollution in the Yangtze and Yellow river valleys.

2006-12-13

The Baiji, or Chinese River Dolphin, announced as extinct.

2007-08-01

The I-35W Mississippi River Bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour.

2007-12-03

Devastating winter storms caused the Chehalis River to flood many cities in Lewis County, Washington, also closing a 20-mile portion of Interstate 5 for several days. At least eight deaths and billions of dollars of damaged are blamed on the floods.

2009-01-15

US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing into the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York City. All passengers and crew members survive.

2010-02-23

Unknown criminals pour more than 2.5 million liters of diesel oil and other hydrocarbons into the river Lambro, in Northern Italy, causing an environmental disaster.

2010-06-03

Canadian sportscaster Ron MacLean saves a man from drowning in the Delaware River in Philadelphia

2010-11-13

Australian rock band Powderfinger, perform their last concert at the Brisbane River Stage

2012-03-06

9,000 residents are evacuated from Wagga Wagga, Australia, as the Murrimbidgee River threatens to overflow

2012-04-30

Overloaded ferry in the Brahmaputra River, India, killing 103 people

2012-12-28

13 people are killed and 19 are injured after a bus plunges into a river in western Nepal

2013-05-08

33 people are killed after an overloaded bus falls into a river in Himachal Pradesh, India

2013-10-16

49 people are killed after Lao Airlines Flight 301 crashes in the Mekong River, Laos

2016-05-28

New York plane crash: WW2 aircraft in Hudson River

2016-11-05

Chicago River dyed Cubs' blue in honor of World Series celebration

2017-12-23

32 killed as bus falls into river in western India

2018-03-12

All five passengers died after helicopter crashes in New York City's East River

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River - Notable Birthdays

Stephen FosterJul 4, 1826

Lizzie BordenJul 19, 1860

Bronko NagurskiNov 3, 1908

Johnny MercerNov 18, 1909

Alec GuinnessApr 2, 1914

Don ShulaJan 4, 1930

George SteinbrennerJul 4, 1930

KnievelOct 17, 1938

Joe ClarkJun 5, 1939

River PhoenixAug 23, 1970

River - Birthdays
Date Event
1575-09-12

Henry Hudson, England, navigator/explorer (Hudson River)

1770-04-30

David Thompson, English/Canadian explorer (Columbia River)

1801-02-01

Thomas Cole, US, romantic landscape painter (Hudson River School)

1826-05-04

Frederick Church, US romantic landscape painter (Hudson River Sch)

1826-07-04

Stephen Foster, Lawrenceville Pennsylvania, American composer (Oh! Susanna, Swanee River)

1850-01-18

Seth Low, Opening of New East River Bridge, New York

1853-05-05

William Herford, The Man from Hell's River

1854-05-13

LeRoy Armstrong, The Ridin' Kid from Powder River

1860-07-19

Lizzie Borden, Fall River Massachusetts, acquitted of murder (gave her mother forty whacks)

1860-07-19

Lizzie Andrew Borden, Dance Theatre of Harlem: Fall River Legend

1861-03-10

Pauline Johnson, Shadow River

1862-05-22

William Holden, Weary River

1868-08-23

Edgar Lee Masters, Spoon River

1869-08-23

Edgar Lee Masters, poet/novelist (Spoon River Anthology)

1874-06-17

Edgar Jones, Border River

1881-07-27

Jack Roseleigh, Singing River

1884-03-11

Jan Lemaire Sr., Village by the River

1884-10-31

William Ely, One More River

1886-08-24

Arthur Rosson, Red River

1887-05-23

Nelson Laraby, Frozen River

1887-11-14

Louis van Gasteren Sr., Village by the River

1888-02-04

Jack Kennedy, Red River Valley

1889-01-01

Alexander Smallens, The River

1889-06-10

Sessue Hayakawa, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1889-07-21

Jack Holmes, Thunder River Feud

1889-08-05

William K. Williamson, One More River

1889-9-18

Leslie Kimmell, House by the River

1890-06-10

Sessue Hayakawa, Japan, actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Hell to Eternity)

1890-9-24

A.P. Herbert, House by the River

1892-9-24

Marqués De Portago, Sanders of the River

1895-07-26

Jerry Verno, London England, actor (River of Unrest, Sweeney Todd)

1895-11-13

Hal Taliaferro, Red River

1896-02-15

Arthur Shields, Dublin Ireland, actor (River, Enchanted Island)

1897-04-17

Antonius F "Anton" Coolen, Dutch author (Village by the River)

1898-04-09

Paul Robeson, Philadelphia, singer (Old Man River)/actor/footballer

1899-08-27

Byron Foulger, Ogden UT, actor (River's Edge, Up in Smoke)

1900-11-18

Howard Thurman, theologian/author (Deep River, Deep in the Hunger)

1901-11-11

Sam Spiegel, producer (On the Waterfront, Bridge over River Kwai)

1902-07-24

Nora Swinburne, England, actress (Quo Vardis, Dinner at Ritz, River)

1906-08-08

Kenneth McEldowney, The River

1906-08-16

Dick Swidde, Village by the River

1906-11-22

Howard Petrie, Beverly MA, actor (Border River, Bounty Hunter)

1907-01-22

Mary Dresselhuys, Village by the River

1907-04-18

Stephen Longstreet, Silver River

1907-9-30

Rudolf Jugert, The River Line

1908-03-17

Jack Hildyard, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1908-03-24

John K. Butler, Drums Across the River

1908-11-03

Bronko Nagurski, Rainy River Ontario, NFL fullback (Chicago Bears)

1909-01-22

George Cathrey, Run Across the River

1909-02-15

Frances Grant, Red River Valley

1909-04-12

Cottonseed Clark, Smoky River Serenade

1909-10-15

Werner Lieven, The River Line

1909-11-18

Johnny Mercer, Savannah Ga, lyricist (Moon River, Old Black Magic)

1909-11-19

Carlos López Moctezuma, Hidden River

1909-11-23

Nigel Tranter, author/historian (River Realm, Robert the Bruce)

1909-9-20

Angela Martelli, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1910-02-10

Douglas Spencer, actor (Thing, This Island Earth, River of No Return)

1910-02-17

Louis Tomei, The Charge at Feather River

1910-03-13

Sammy Kaye, Rocky River Ohio, orchestra leader (Sammy Kaye Show)

1910-06-22

Wanda Stanislawska-Lothe, A Trip Down the River

1910-10-09

Phil Hanna, River Forest Ill, singer (Once Upon a Tune)

1910-12-31

Irvin Ashkenazy, Davy Crockett and the River Pirates

1911-10-14

Zhigang Feng, Prince Kang Crosses the River on a Clay Horse

1911-10-24

Cecil F. Ford, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1912-02-05

Shelby Atchinson, Cowboy from Lonesome River

1912-08-13

Max Croiset, Village by the River

1912-11-30

Hugo del Carril, Dark River

1912-11-30

Alfredo Varela, Dark River

1913-04-08

Louis Lantz, River of No Return

1913-08-10

Noah Beery Jr., Red River

1913-08-25

Ralph Allen, Peace River Country

1914-04-02

Alec Guinness, London England, British actor (Bridge on River Kwai)

1914-06-11

Wim Poncia, Village by the River

1914-12-14

Odylo Costa Filho, John, the Knife and the River

1914-12-15

Red River Dave, Pretty Women

1915-04-28

Peter Williams, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1915-05-08

Milton Meltzer, Over the River... The Life of Lydia Maria Child Abolitionist for Freedom

1915-05-26

Barbara Moffett, Red River Robin Hood

1915-12-26

Una Mae Carlisle, US pianist/vocalist (Walkin' at the River)

1915-9-04

Dick Thomas, Powder River Gunfire

1916-02-22

William Gulick, Bend of the River

1916-03-13

A.L. Smith, Driftin' River

1916-06-02

Lillian Cornell, Rhythm on the River

1916-06-17

Steve Raines, River Passage

1916-08-06

Charles Schnee, Red River

1916-11-19

Richard Grey, Sanders of the River

1916-12-03

Jess Schwidde, A River Runs Through It

1916-9-29

Royal Raymond, Powder River Gunfire

1917-03-08

A Marja, [ATE Mooy], Dutch literary (Shreds on the River)

1917-03-23

Víctor Alcocer, The River and Death

1917-03-23

Stan McKay, The Man from Snowy River

1917-05-18

James Donald, Aberdeen Scotland, actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Vikings)

1917-05-23

Fred Oakland, A River Runs Through It

1917-06-07

Rajen Tarafder, The River

1917-06-14

John W. Mitchell, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1917-06-19

Ray Hyke, Red River

1917-08-18

Walter Linsenmaier, Girl in the River

1917-10-22

Harold Goodwin, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1918-02-24

Jan Retèl, Village by the River

1918-04-17

William Holden, Ill, actor (Stalag 17, Bridge Over River Kwai, SOB)

1918-04-17

William Holden, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1918-08-15

J.O. Smith, Driftin' River

1919-06-26

Donald M. Ashton, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1919-07-31

Curt Gowdy, Green River Wyo, sportscaster (ABC)

1919-11-29

Stefan Sharff, Across the River

1920-01-20

Miguel Torruco, The River and Death

1920-07-31

Percy Herbert, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1920-08-03

Max Fatchen, The River Kings

1921-03-25

Tobias Schneebaum, Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale

1921-04-16

Gerhard F. Hummel, The Inn on the River

1921-04-18

Bill Lazarus, Run Across the River

1921-06-25

Sirkka-Liisa Rannikko, Spoon River -antologia

1921-08-23

The Boyd Triplets, Smoky River Serenade

1921-10-21

Malcolm Arnold, Northampton England, composer (Bridge over River Kwai)

1921-10-21

Malcolm Arnold, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1921-9-24

Lidia Pacewicz, A Trip Down the River

1922-02-28

Peter Taylor, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1922-06-10

Bibi Ferreira, The End of the River

1922-06-23

Joan Marie Lawes, Up the River

1922-08-05

Dell Williams, Heart River

1922-08-16

Vi Athens, Cowboy from Lonesome River

1922-10-12

Borden Deal, Wild River

1923-03-11

Ad[rianus C] de Besten, Dutch literary (River Basin)

1923-08-16

Joaquín Cordero, The River and Death

1923-08-24

Helena Carter, [Helen Rickerts], US model/actress (River Lady)

1924-01-03

Thomas E. Breen, The River

1925-02-17

Reed Parham, Diamond River

1925-03-03

Gordon Hitchens, Sunday on the River

1925-04-25

Wendo Kolosoy, On the Rumba River

1925-05-01

Clay Blair Jr., Return from the River Kwai

1925-05-15

Eugenio Martín, Bad Man's River

1925-12-06

Tien Miao, The River

1926-04-18

Wieslaw Sniadecki, A Trip Down the River

1926-07-09

O'Neill Nolan, East of the River

1926-07-17

Robert Schaefer, Stone River

1927-12-03

Andy Williams, Wall Lake Iowa, singer (Moon River, Andy Williams Show) (d. 2012)

1927-9-24

Eric Freiwald, Stone River

1928-07-04

Patrick Tilley, UK, sci-fi author (1st Family, Blood River)

1928-11-28

Joan Calistri, Run Across the River

1929-08-03

Anthony Papafio, Sanders of the River

1929-08-30

Ian McNaught-Davis, Dudh Kosi: Relentless River of Everest

1930-01-04

Don Shula, Grand River Ohio, NFL coach (Miami Dolphins)

1930-03-15

Jerzy Dobrowolski, A Trip Down the River

1930-04-29

Jacqueline De River, The Courageous Dr. Christian

1930-07-04

George Steinbrenner, Rocky River Ohio, owner (NY Yankees)/ship builder/horse owner, (d. 2010)

1930-12-31

Erika Nordin, Border River

1931-01-20

Sawako Ariyoshi, The River Kino

1931-08-30

Brian Huggins, A Shit River Runs Through It

1932-05-06

Charles G. Riddle, The River

1933-02-26

Brigitte Grothum, The Inn on the River

1933-05-28

James Alexander Thom, Follow the River

1933-06-01

Ann Sears, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1933-08-22

Geoffrey Horne, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1933-11-13

Adrienne Corri, Glasgow Scotland, actress (River, Dr Zhivago)

1933-11-26

Ludmila Niedbalska, A Trip Down the River

1934-02-12

Gary Keys, 42nd Street: River to River

1935-02-24

Joseph A. Walker, The River Niger

1935-08-22

Morton Dean, Fall River Mass, TV newscaster (CBS, ABC)

1935-08-31

Andrzej Dobosz, A Trip Down the River

1935-10-24

Marek Piwowski, A Trip Down the River

1935-11-24

Charlie Hickman, The River Line

1936-01-01

Jerzy Karaszkiewicz, A Trip Down the River

1936-01-27

Patricia Walters, The River

1936-07-05

Wlodzimierz Ratowski, A Trip Down the River

1936-12-03

John Arpin, River Inn

1937-01-16

Lorraine Bayly, The Man from Snowy River

1937-9-06

Trent Gough, Cold River

1938-02-21

Dany Mann, The River Line

1938-06-21

Joaquín Blanco, Blood River

1938-10-17

Robert "Evel" Knievel, motorcycle daredevil (Snake River Canyon), (d. 2007)

1939-06-05

Joe Clark [Charles Joseph], High River Alberta, (P-C) 16th Canadian PM (1979-80)

1939-08-08

Bob Jones III, Red Runs the River

1939-9-06

Don DeVito, Billy Joel: From the River of Dreams

1940-08-31

Jack Thompson [John Payne], Sydney, New South Wales, Australian actor (Breaker Morant, The Man from Snowy River)

1941-04-07

Cornelia Frances, Return to Snowy River

1941-12-10

Tommy Rettig, River of No Return

1942-02-24

Jenny O'Hara, Mystic River

1942-03-03

Robert Estrin, A River Runs Through It

1942-03-09

Mark Lindsay, Kenny Rogers and the First Edition: Rollin' on the River

1942-04-19

Jolanta Lothe, A Trip Down the River

1942-05-09

Bruce Rowland, The Man from Snowy River

1942-10-14

Péter Nádas, Memories of a River

1942-10-28

Terence Donovan, The Man from Snowy River

1943-12-11

Mariko Kaga, Muddy River

1943-12-17

Michael Edgley, The Man from Snowy River

1944-04-15

Ahti Jokinen, The River

1944-06-30

Glenn Shorrock, Sydney Australia, rock vocalist (Little River Band)

1945-12-10

Karl Edward Wagner, A River of Night's Dreaming

1945-9-12

Yumiko Fujita, Muddy River

1946-07-15

Gérard Kawczynski, Life Is a Long Quiet River

1946-10-07

Patrick Shea, Mystic River

1946-10-14

Leszek Kowalewski, A Trip Down the River

1947-04-20

Hector, The River

1947-05-08

Felicity Lott, English soprano (We come to the river)

1947-05-15

Graham Goble, Adelaide, Australia, rock guitarist (Little River Band)

1947-06-15

Tim Hunter, River's Edge

1947-07-10

Michael Hungerford, River's Edge

1947-10-22

Lee Meredith, [Judith Lee Sauls], River Edge NJ, actress (Producers)

1947-12-11

Ian Zimmerman, The Man from Snowy River

1947-9-20

Billy Bang, Ritual Trio: Live at the River East Art Center

1948-02-22

Yvan Patry, Blood Was Flowing Like a River

1948-11-03

Malcolm Richards, The Man from Snowy River

1948-11-28

Beeb Birtles, [Gerard Birtlekamp], rock guitarist (Little River Band)

1948-9-03

Anikó Sáfár, Cloud Above the River Ganges

1949-11-13

Terry Reid, rock guitarist (River, Bang Bang You're Terry Reid)

1950-08-08

Liberty DeVitto, Billy Joel: From the River of Dreams

1951-01-26

David Briggs, rock guitarist (Little River Band-Help is on it's Way)

1951-07-22

Bradley Smith, Same River Twice

1951-08-19

Ana Maria Miranda, John, the Knife and the River

1951-10-16

Morgan Stevens, Up River

1952-06-17

Étienne Chatiliez, Life Is a Long Quiet River

1952-9-30

Lisa Sloan, The River

1952-9-30

John Lombardo, A River of Candy Corn Runs Through It

1953-02-18

Derek Pellicci, rock drummer (Little River Band-Help Is On It's Way)

1953-08-21

James M. Dowaliby, Snowy River: The McGregor Saga

1953-11-13

Tracy Scoggins, Babylon 5: The River of Souls

1953-12-14

Wade Davis, Behind the Scenes of MacGillivray Freeman's Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk

1954-04-04

Nilüfer Koçyigit, Red River, Black Sheep

1954-05-19

Jafar Modaress Sadeghi, The River's End

1954-11-30

George McArdle, rock bassist (Little River Band Melbourne

1954-9-26

Leslie Oliver, You Can't Push the River

1955-01-07

Joel La Vallee, Salmon River Run

1955-03-03

Kent Derricott, Same River Twice

1955-04-18

Takashi Asai, Suzhou River

1956-01-14

Glen Stephens, River's End

1956-02-14

Tom Burlinson, The Man from Snowy River

1956-07-16

Jerry Doyle, Babylon 5: The River of Souls

1957-04-10

Steven Gustafson, A River of Candy Corn Runs Through It

1957-06-17

Stephen Shellen, A River Runs Through It

1957-08-08

Dennis Drew, A River of Candy Corn Runs Through It

1957-9-12

Makoto Satô, Living on the River Agano

1958-05-14

Stanimir Trifonov, The Glass River

1958-05-28

Jeff Joyce, The Mystery of Spoon River

1959-02-12

Sigrid Thornton, Return to Snowy River

1959-12-05

Scott Winters, Mystic River

1960-04-23

Craig Sheffer, A River Runs Through It

1960-08-17

Sean Penn, Mystic River

1960-10-19

Dawn Coe-Jones, Campbell River BC, LPGA golfer (1992 Kemper Open)

1961-04-17

Pertti Koivula, A Summer by the River

1961-06-30

Jeff Marsh, Wind River

1961-08-02

Jian Cui, Dooman River

1961-10-29

Joel Otto, Elk River MN, NHL center (Phila Flyers, Team USA Oly-1998)

1961-11-12

Greg Gagne, Fall River MA, infielder (LA Dodgers)

1962-03-31

Geoff Falk, The River Within

1962-05-06

Takayuki Suzui, River

1962-07-20

Anne Pattison, A River Runs Through It

1962-08-01

Cesar Montano, Panaghóy sa subâ: The Call of the River

1962-12-17

Jari Salmi, Don't Push the River

1963-05-04

Robert Fox, River of Time

1963-06-10

Steven Lezak, River of Grass

1963-07-31

Brian Skrudland, Peace River, NHL center (Florida Panthers)

1963-10-04

Zoltán Ternyák, Cloud Above the River Ganges

1964-01-25

William Thomas Andrade, Fall River MA, PGA golfer (1991 Kemper Open)

1964-07-06

Jarkko Mikkola, The River

1964-10-09

Jarmo Lampela, The River

1965-06-06

Richard Richcreek, River's Edge

1965-10-23

Al Leiter, Toms River NJ, pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Mets)

1965-12-08

Marie Mansouri, Hudson River Blues

1965-12-28

Mary Church, Blood River

1966-07-09

Justin Fonda, A River Runs Through It

1966-08-09

Pat Petersen, Cold River

1966-10-01

Heather Rae, Frozen River

1966-12-14

Viviana Gutiérrez, River of Stone

1966-9-30

Noriyuki Higashiyama, At River's Edge

1967-03-17

Van Conner, The River Wild

1967-03-19

Hongshen Jia, Suzhou River

1967-03-28

Tracey Needham, Last Stand at Saber River

1967-07-18

Jeff Lageman, The Green Monster: It Came from the River

1967-09-22

Matt Howard, Fall River MA, infielder (NY Yankees)

1967-11-08

Danyi Deats, River's Edge

1967-9-16

Emily Carpenter, Crystal River

1968-06-02

Rob Zabrecky, Lost River

1968-9-20

Roger M. Mayer, Big River Man

1969-01-28

Rob Cox, A River Runs Through It

1969-11-08

Roxana Zal, River's Edge

1969-11-27

Samuel Adamson, Running for River

1970-01-25

Gisele Fraga, The River Murders

1970-06-21

Paola Krum, Hidden River

1970-08-23

River Phoenix, Madras Oregon, actor (Little Nikta, Stand By Me)

1970-08-23

River Phoenix, Stand by Me

1970-9-29

Emily Lloyd, A River Runs Through It

1971-01-26

Douglass Bowen Flynn, Mystic River

1971-02-06

Rajesh Bose, Frozen River

1971-02-17

Isabela Niemeyer, Hidden River

1971-08-14

Anu Palevaara, A Summer by the River

1971-08-25

Michael Chack, Toms River NJ, figure skater (1997 Pac Coast Sr champ)

1972-02-01

Geoff Sanderson, Hay River, NHL left wing (Hartford Whalers)

1972-02-29

Peter Matthey, Angel River

1972-11-09

Shawn Fitzgibbon, Mystic River

1972-11-24

Michelle Mills, Crossing the River

1973-06-17

David Polcyn, The River on Randolph Street

1973-11-09

Gabrielle Miller, Down River

1973-9-02

John Maringouin, Big River Man

1973-9-05

Tuyaara Svinoboyeva, The River

1974-01-19

Denijen Pauljevic, Silent River

1974-04-05

Danielle Franke, Green River

1974-04-05

Christian Fox, Big River

1974-04-22

Shara Worden, River of Fundament

1974-10-18

Zhou Xun, Quzhou, Zhejiang, Chinese actress and singer (Suzhou River, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress)

1974-11-18

Brian David Culp, The River Why

1975-03-13

Tracey Lynne Turner, The River

1975-05-05

Christine Buschur, Eagle River Alaska, Miss America-Alaska (1997)

1975-05-12

Jonah Lomu, River Deep, Mountain High: James Nesbitt in New Zealand

1975-06-30

Sasan Parsi, The River's End

1975-10-20

Asif Rustamov, Down the River

1975-12-31

Paul Borst, Frozen River

1975-9-02

Leroy Hodges, Take Me to the River

1976-02-17

Scott Tyler Russell, A River of Candy Corn Runs Through It

1976-04-14

Jordon Krain, Stormy and the River

1976-07-27

Fredrik Carlström, Big River Man

1976-10-22

Kevin Mendonca, The River Wild

1976-12-15

Aaron Miles, River Ways

1977-04-15

Reed Morano, Frozen River

1977-06-12

James Hunter, The River Bridge

1977-08-25

Jonathan Togo, Mystic River

1977-09-30

Stacey Storey, Eagle River Alaska, Miss America-Alaska (1996)

1977-10-23

Michelle St. Clair, Mystic River

1977-11-10

Yi-Wen Yen, Lonely River

1978-02-14

Todd Raviotta, At the River

1978-06-19

Mary Catherine Palumbos, Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale

1978-12-17

Walter Mair, Lost River

1978-12-24

Kyle Carlson, San Antonio River Walk

1978-12-31

Romina Vitasovic, Pink River

1979-01-21

Stephanie M. Webster, Mystic River

1979-03-25

Anca Miruna Lazarescu, Silent River

1979-10-15

Justin Bennett, Frozen River

1979-12-20

Cat Porter, The Cahaba River

1979-9-03

Brian Scott Gale, Turn the River

1981-01-27

Richard Burst-Lazarus, Turn the River

1981-02-20

Bianca Christians, River John

1982-02-05

Darnell Ford, Over the River... The Life of Lydia Maria Child Abolitionist for Freedom

1982-03-25

Craig Dawson, Blue River

1982-05-06

Laura Mehlhaff, Frozen River

1982-06-21

Eduardo Ortiz, River's End

1982-07-06

Misty Upham, Frozen River

1982-10-18

Reshma Freeman, The River: Legend of La Llorona

1982-12-06

Elizabeth Stern, Frozen River

1983-04-27

Ari Graynor, Mystic River

1983-9-29

Michael Di Luzio, Behind the Scenes of MacGillivray Freeman's Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk

1984-05-22

Ivana Petrovic, Pink River

1984-10-12

Aleksandra Andrzejewska, Down the River

1984-9-18

Ben Hoskins, Turn the River

1985-04-18

Joseph Norman, Lost River

1985-07-09

Matthew Pfohl, Beneath the River

1985-07-12

Juliana Palermo, Panaghóy sa subâ: The Call of the River

1986-03-17

Patrick Eaton, Frozen River

1986-07-16

Ryan Briggs, Crossing the River

1986-12-01

James McEvoy, Turn the River

1987-07-18

River George, Breaking Apart

1987-11-21

Daniel Thomason, The River Within

1988-9-13

Cameron Bowen, Mystic River

1989-06-11

River Kanoff, Dust: An Elysian Tail

1990-02-24

River Hoeboer, Aflevering 2

1990-04-06

Charlie McDermott, Frozen River

1990-05-24

Matthew Poe, The River Within

1990-07-11

Connor Paolo, Mystic River

1990-11-03

Caleb Ely, The Lil' River Rats and the Adventure of the Lost Treasure

1991-03-08

Jason Kelly, Mystic River

1991-04-11

River Elder, The Dogs' Fighter

1991-06-10

Abby MacAllister, The Lil' River Rats and the Adventure of the Lost Treasure

1994-04-04

Risako Sugaya, Fireflies: River of Light

1994-05-24

Cayden Boyd, Mystic River

1997-08-26

River Shields, The Reunion

1999-12-11

Callum McManis, By this River

River - Notable Weddings

Daniel BooneAug 14, 1756

Reese WitherspoonJun 5, 1999

River - Weddings
Date Event
1756-08-14

Frontiersman Daniel Boone (21) weds Rebecca Bryan (17) in Yadkin River, North Carolina

1996-11-30

Multimillionaire and top-selling female suspense novelist Mary Higgins Clark (67) weds Merrill Lynch Futures retired CEO John Conheeney (67) in Saddle River, New Jersey

1999-06-05

Actress Reese Witherspoon (23) weds actor Ryan Phillippe (24) at the Old Wide Awake Plantation along the Sono River in Charleston, South Carolina

2012-09-15

Singer Annie Lennox (57) weds Harvard-educated gynecologist Mitch Besser (57) on a private boat on the Thames River in London

River - Notable Deaths

Hernando de SotoMay 21, 1542

River PhoenixOct 31, 1993

River - Deaths
Date Event
1542-05-21

Hernando de Soto, dies while searching for gold, near Mississippi River

1862-12-31

James Edward Rains, lawyer/Confederate brig-gen, dies in Battle of Stone's River at 29

1862-12-31

Joshua Woodrow Sill, US Union brig-general, dies in Battle of Stone's River at 31

1878-06-23

George Backing, English sea officer/explorer (B's River), dies at 81

1913-03-07

Pauline Johnson, Shadow River

1916-09-17

Seth Low, Opening of New East River Bridge, New York

1927-03-29

LeRoy Armstrong, The Ridin' Kid from Powder River

1927-06-01

Lizzie Andrew Borden, Dance Theatre of Harlem: Fall River Legend

1932-03-03

William Holden, Weary River

1934-12-27

William Herford, The Man from Hell's River

1937-11-07

Nelson Laraby, Frozen River

1940-01-05

Jack Roseleigh, Singing River

1941-05-06

Marqués De Portago, Sanders of the River

1941-07-29

James Stephenson, actor (Sea Hawk, River's End), dies at 52

1942-08-23

Louis Natheaux, Weary River

1946-10-19

Barbara Moffett, Red River Robin Hood

1947-09-21

Harry Carey Sr, actor/director (Red River, Sundown), dies at 69

1949-12-20

Royal Raymond, Powder River Gunfire

1950-02-27

Jack Holmes, Thunder River Feud

1950-03-05

Edgar Lee Masters, Spoon River

1955-09-18

Martin Walker, Sanders of the River

1956-02-10

Alfred Sabato, The River

1957-07-10

Sholem Asch, Polish/Israeli writer (East River), dies at 77

1958-02-07

Edgar Jones, Border River

1958-09-09

Irving Glassberg, Bend of the River

1961-11-09

Antoon Coolen, Village by the River

1962-07-09

Louis van Gasteren Sr., Village by the River

1966-12-02

Ralph Allen, Peace River Country

1967-03-06

Oscar Shaw, actor (Rhythm on the River, Marianne), dies at 76

1968-03-24

Howard Petrie, actor (Border River, Bounty Hunter), dies at 61

1972-11-24

Alexander Smallens, The River

1973-09-21

William CF Plomer, S Afr libretto writer (Curlew River), dies at 69

1974-04-18

Betty Compson, actress (Barker, Weary River, Drag Net), dies at 77

1975-06-29

Jerry Verno, actor (River of Unrest, Ourselves Alone), dies at 79

1976-01-23

Paul Robeson, Sanders of the River

1976-07-07

Norman Foster, Davy Crockett and the River Pirates

1979-08-19

Odylo Costa Filho, John, the Knife and the River

1979-10-02

Charlie Hickman, The River Line

1980-03-27

Cecil F. Ford, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1980-07-14

Carlos López Moctezuma, Hidden River

1981-11-16

William Holden, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1982-01-22

Ray Hyke, Red River

1982-02-20

Frances Grant, Red River Valley

1982-03-06

Jan Lemaire Sr., Village by the River

1982-07-15

Wendy Caulfield, 1st Green River victim, found near Seattle

1982-08-04

Shelby Atchinson, Cowboy from Lonesome River

1982-08-07

Faith Thomas, Rock River Renegades

1982-12-19

Irvin Ashkenazy, Davy Crockett and the River Pirates

1983-06-03

Leslie Kimmell, House by the River

1984-08-17

Jan Retèl, Village by the River

1984-08-30

Sawako Ariyoshi, The River Kino

1984-10-02

Víctor Alcocer, The River and Death

1985-01-22

Borden Deal, Wild River

1985-11-06

Wanda Stanislawska-Lothe, A Trip Down the River

1985-11-19

Stepin Fetchit, Bend of the River

1985-12-12

John Datu, Red River

1986-02-06

William Collier, actor (Up the River, She's My Weakness), dies

1986-05-01

Alfredo Varela, Dark River

1986-07-29

Sullivan C. Richardson, Rubber River

1987-07-17

Jerzy Dobrowolski, A Trip Down the River

1987-11-24

Louis Lantz, River of No Return

1988-07-29

Dick Swidde, Village by the River

1989-03-06

Ken Cooper, Red River Valley

1989-08-13

Hugo del Carril, Dark River

1989-08-31

Claire Luce, Up the River

1989-09-22

Jan Teulings, Village by the River

1990-08-02

Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It

1990-08-10

Leszek Kowalewski, A Trip Down the River

1992-01-14

Cottonseed Clark, Smoky River Serenade

1992-03-04

Pare Lorentz, The River

1992-08-23

Malcolm Atterbury, actor (7 Days in May, Wild River), dies at 85

1992-10-20

Ann Sears, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1992-10-21

Fred Oakland, A River Runs Through It

1992-12-06

Hank Worden, actor (Red River), dies of natural causes at 91

1992-12-06

Percy Herbert, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1993-04-07

Max Croiset, Village by the River

1993-10-11

George Cathrey, Run Across the River

1993-10-31

River Phoenix, actor (Stand By Me), dies of drug overdose at 23

1993-10-31

River Phoenix, Stand by Me

1994-06-14

Henry Mancini, composer (Pink Panther, Moon River), dies at 70

1994-10-15

Karl Edward Wagner, A River of Night's Dreaming

1994-11-01

Noah Beery Jr., Red River

1995-01-22

Angela Martelli, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1995-06-03

Frank Waters, River Lady

1996-01-04

Steve Raines, River Passage

1996-02-15

Tommy Rettig, River of No Return

1996-09-20

Christian Fox, Big River

1996-11-10

Wieslaw Sniadecki, A Trip Down the River

1997-03-28

Charles G. Riddle, The River

1997-06-16

Sue Sumii, The River with No Bridge

1997-12-17

Peter Taylor, The Bridge on the River Kwai

1998-11-08

Rumer Godden, The River

1998-12-16

Clay Blair Jr., Return from the River Kwai

1999-02-16

Stan McKay, The Man from Snowy River

1999-10-14

Yvan Patry, Blood Was Flowing Like a River

2000-01-01

O'Neill Nolan, East of the River

2000-05-01

Nora Swinburne, The River

2000-06-16

Thomas E. Breen, The River

2000-07-20

Wim Poncia, Village by the River

2000-10-31

Walter Linsenmaier, Girl in the River

2000-11-21

Tuyaara Svinoboyeva, The River

2001-01-05

Joan Calistri, Run Across the River

2001-12-06

Sir Peter Blake, New Zealand yachtsman & winner of numerous Whitbread and America's Cup sailing contests, killed by pirates on the Amazon River at age 53

2002-01-15

Red River Dave, Pretty Women

2002-02-20

Stephen Longstreet, Silver River

2003-01-25

Joseph A. Walker, The River Niger

2003-05-12

Stefan Sharff, Across the River

2003-07-15

Zoltán Ternyák, Cloud Above the River Ganges

2003-11-22

Dick Thomas, Powder River Gunfire

2004-01-05

Kenneth McEldowney, The River

2004-05-19

Mary Dresselhuys, Village by the River

2004-06-03

Harold Goodwin, The Bridge on the River Kwai

2004-08-25

Donald M. Ashton, The Bridge on the River Kwai

2004-12-17

Jerzy Karaszkiewicz, A Trip Down the River

2005-02-19

Tien Miao, The River

2005-04-04

Reed Parham, Diamond River

2005-09-20

Tobias Schneebaum, Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale

2005-11-21

John W. Mitchell, The Bridge on the River Kwai

2005-12-09

Jess Schwidde, A River Runs Through It

2006-04-24

Anthony Papafio, Sanders of the River

2006-09-23

Malcolm Arnold, The Bridge on the River Kwai

2006-12-14

Robert Schaefer, Stone River

2007-09-04

Makoto Satô, Living on the River Agano

2007-09-13

Michael Hungerford, River's Edge

2007-11-08

John Arpin, River Inn

2007-12-31

Lidia Pacewicz, A Trip Down the River

2008-02-18

Gerhard F. Hummel, The Inn on the River

2008-07-28

Wendo Kolosoy, On the Rumba River

2009-09-02

J.O. Smith, Driftin' River

2009-09-19

Milton Meltzer, Over the River... The Life of Lydia Maria Child Abolitionist for Freedom

2010-01-29

Eric Freiwald, Stone River

2010-05-29

Dany Mann, The River Line

2010-07-05

Hongshen Jia, Suzhou River

2010-08-07

Gordon Hitchens, Sunday on the River

2011-02-28

Joaquín Blanco, Blood River

2011-04-11

Billy Bang, Ritual Trio: Live at the River East Art Center

2011-07-13

Scott Winters, Mystic River

2011-11-25

Don DeVito, Billy Joel: From the River of Dreams

2012-10-14

Max Fatchen, The River Kings

2013-02-19

Joaquín Cordero, The River and Death

2013-03-29

Brian Huggins, A Shit River Runs Through It

2013-10-25

William Gulick, Bend of the River

2014-02-10

Ian McNaught-Davis, Dudh Kosi: Relentless River of Everest

2014-04-09

Gérard Kawczynski, Life Is a Long Quiet River

2014-10-05

Misty Upham, Frozen River

2015-03-11

Dell Williams, Heart River

2015-05-25

Lillian Cornell, Rhythm on the River

2015-08-09

Gary Keys, 42nd Street: River to River


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