Today is Mutt’s Day. A mutt is a dog. A mutt is sometimes the best kind of dog. He is the best of all of the breeds that he is a part of. Happy Mutt’s Day!
1990 – Texas Ranger pitcher, Nolan Ryan won his 300th game. Throughout his 27 year career, he won 324 and lost only 292.
1975 – Labor leader, Jame “Jimmie” Hoffa disappeard in Detroit, MI. It is believed that the Mafia “hit” him. He has not been seen since and his body has yet to be recovered.
1966 – Dean Cain you know him from 1990’s TV series Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman was born.
1965- The birth of Joanne Rowling, a little known writer known for a character, Harry Potter, who is learning magic at a school called Hogwarts. Her Harry Potter is a series of 7 book, she’s no Agatha Christie who wrote 12 Miss Marple Novels and 33 novels and 51 short stories featuring Hercule Poirot not to mention the other 50 plus stories.
1964 – Ranger 7 crashed on the surface of the moon but not before sending back 4,300 close-up images, man were they ever pretty. I wonder who bought the moon and why they haven’t subdivided yet.
1963- Wesley Snipes, actor seen in Blade series of movies, Major League and Demolition Man, among others was born.
1951- Evonne Goolagong was born. She is an Australian tennis player who won 14 Grand Slam title.
1929- Don Murray, actor who made his debut in Bus Stop and can also be seen in The Outcast, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Peggy Sue Got Married and The Hard Ride was born.
1919- Curt Gowdy, Sportscaster most often heard calling Boston Red Sox games was born.
1916- Louise Smith was born. She was the first woman inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame was born. In the late 40’s and early 50’s she WON 38 races and was dubbed the “Good Ol’Gal”.
1912- Milton Friedman, statistician and economist was born.
1875 – 16th Vice President (under Abraham Lincoln) and 17th US President Andrew Johnson died of a stroke while visiting his daughter.
1715 – Ten Spanish ships carrying 120 tons of gold and silver were sunk off the coast of Florida ina hurricane (I think they named it Felipe,after the king, who was thought to be mentally unstable, like the weather.)
1703 – Daniel Defoe, author of The Life and Strange Adventures of Robinson Crusoe in 1719, was sent to the pillory for the libelous publication fo a politically satirical pamphlet.