1st March, on this day

86 BC Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army, enters in Athens, removing the tyrant Aristion who was supported by troops of Mithridates VI of Pontus.
1 BC Start of revised Julian calendar in Rome
293 Roman Emperors Diocletian and Maximian appoint Constantius Chlorus and Galerius as Caesares, thus beginning the Tetrarchy
317 Crispus and Constantine II, sons of Roman Emperor Constantine I, and Licinius iunior, son of Emperor Licinius, are made Caesares
492 St Felix III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
492 St Gelasius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
589 Saint David, patron saint of Wales, dies.
705 John VII begins his reign as Catholic Pope
743 Slave export by Christians to heathen areas prohibited
1260 Hulagu Khan, grandson of Genghis, conquerors Damascus
1382 French Maillotin uprises against taxes
1420 Pope Martin V calls for crusade
1434 Jacoba of Bavaria marries Frank van Borselen
1562 Massacre of 1,200 French Huguenots at Vassy provokes the first religious war in France
1565 Spanish occupier Estacio de Sá founds Rio de Janeiro
1587 English parliament leader Peter Wentworth confined in London Tower
1591 Pope Gregory XIV threatens to excommunicate French king Henri IV
1634 Battle at Smolensk; Polish King Wladyslaw IV beats Russians
1642 Georgeana (York) ME became the 1st incorporated American city
1692 Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba arrest for witchcraft (Salem MA)
1711 "The Spectator" begins publishing (London)
1767 King Charles III expels Roman Catholic Jesuits from Spain
1780 Pennsylvania becomes 1st US state to abolish slavery (for new-borns only)
1784 E Kidner opens 1st cooking school, in Great Britain
1790 1st US census authorised
1803 Ohio becomes 17th state
1811 Egyptian king Muhammad Ali Pasha oversees ceremonial murder of 500
1815 Napoleon Bonaparte lands in France after escaping from exile - forcing King Louis XVIII of France to flee from Paris
1845 President Tyler signs a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas
1847 Michigan becomes 1st English-speaking jurisdiction to abolish the death penalty (except for treason against the state)
1854 SS City of Glasgow leaves Liverpool harbor and is never seen again nd)
1864 Louis Ducos du Hauron patents movie machine (never built)
1864 Rebecca Lee (US) becomes 1st black woman to receive a medical degree
1866 Paraguayan canoes sink 2 Brazilian ironclads on Rio Parana
1867 Most of Nebraska becomes 37th US state (expanded later)
1869 Postage stamps showing scenes are issued for 1st time
1872 Yellowstone becomes world's 1st national park
1875 Congress passes Civil Rights Act; invalidated by Supreme Court, 1883
1896 Battle of Adua: 80,000 Ethiopians destroy 20,000 Italians
1904 Australian Conservative leader Richard Butler takes office as Premier of South Australia
1909 1st US university school of nursing established, University of Minnesota
1910 3 passenger trains buried at Steven's Pass in Cascade Range: 118 die; Worst snowslide in US history
1912 Albert Berry makes 1st parachute jump from an airplane
1912 Isabella Goodwin, 1st US woman detective, appointed, New York NY
1913 Federal income tax takes effect (16th amendment)
1913 International Lawn Tennis Federation , the governing body of world tennis, founded in Paris with representatives from 13 countries
1916 Germany begins attacking ships in the Atlantic
U.S. government releases the plaintext of the Zimmermann Telegram to the public
1918 German submarine U 19 sinks HMS Calgarian off Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland
1919 Demonstrations for Korean independence from Japan begin
1920 Austria becomes a kingdom again, under Admiral Horthy
1921 Jules Rimet becomes President of FIFA - the world governing body of football
1921 Rwanda ceded to England
1921 Sailors revolt in Kronstadt, Russia
1922 Ice mass breaks the Oder dam in Breslau
1922 The British Civil Aviation Authority is established.
1923 Allies occupy Ruhrgebied; killing railroad striker
1924 Germany's prohibition of Communist Party KPD lifted
1928 Paul Whiteman and his orchestraestra record "Ol' Man River" for Victor Records
1932 Charles Lindbergh Jr (20 months), kidnapped in New Jersey; found dead May 12
1934 Henry Pu Yi crowned emperor Kang Teh of Manchuria
1941 "Captain America" appears in a comic book
1941 1st US commercial FM radio station goes on the air, Nashville TN
1941 German troops invade Bulgaria
1941 Himmler inspects Auschwitz concentration camp
1942 3 day Battle of Java Sea ends, US suffers a major naval defeat
1942 The heavy cruiser USS Houston (CA-30) is sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait with 693 crew members killed.
1942 Japanese troops occupy Kalidjati airport in Java
1942 Tito establishes 2nd Proletarit Brigade in Bosnia
1945 British 43rd Division under General Essame occupies Xanten
1945 Chinese 30th division occupies Hsenwi
1945 FDR announces success of Yalta Conference
1945 Fieldmarshal Kesselring succeeds von Rundstedt as commander
1945 US infantry regiment captures Mönchengladbach
1946 British Government takes control of Bank of England, after 252 years
1946 Panamá accepts its new constitution
1947 International Monetary Fund began operations
1949 'Brown Bomber ' Joe Louis, US world heavyweight boxing champion, retires aged 35 after a record of 25 successful title defences
1950 Chiang Kai-shek resumed the Presidency of National China on Formosa
1950 Klaus Fuchs sentenced to 14 years for atomic espionage (London)
1950 USSR issues golden rubles
1952 Egyptian government-Ali Maher Pasja resigns
1954 4 Puerto Ricans open fire in US House of Representatives injuring 5 Representatives
1954 Rebellion during visit of President Naguib in Khartoum Sudan, 30 die
1954 The United States of America carries out its first H-bomb test at Bikini Atoll
1954 First conference of the Organisation of American States opens at Caracas, in Venezuela
1955 Israeli assault on Gaza, kills 48
1959 Archbishop Makarios returns to Cyprus after 3 years
1961 Cellist Jacqueline du Prés debut in Wigmore Hall
1961 President Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps
1962 American Airlines 707 plunges nose 1st into Jamaica Bay NY killing 95
1962 K-Mart opens
1962 Uganda became a self-governing country
1962 US/British nuclear test experiment in Nevada
1963 200,000 French mine workers strike
1965 Gas explosion kills 28 in apartment complex (La Salle Québec Canada)
1966 Chancellor of the Exchequer James Callaghan confirms the decision to change over to decimal coinage.
1966 Ba'ath-party takes power in Syria
1966 Venera 3 becomes 1st man-made object to impact on a planet (Venus)
1967 Dominica and St Lucia gain independence from Britain
1967 Queen Elizabeth Hall (South Bank Center) opens in London
1968 NBC's unprecedented on-air announcement, Star Trek will return
1968 Pirate Radio Atlantis South (England) begins test transmitting
1968 Singers Johnny Cash (36) and June Carter (38) wed
1968 Vatican City's Apostolic Constitution of 1967 goes into effect
1969 After 88 weeks Sergeant Pepper drops off the charts
1969 Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself at Dinner Key Auditorium
1969 Pirate Radio 259 begins operation off the French coast
1970 Charles Manson's album "Lie" is released
1970 End of US commercial whale hunting
1970 Kreisky's social-democrats win Austrian parliamentary election
1970 White government of Rhodesia declares independence from Britain
1971 Bomb attack on the Capitol in Washington DC Weatherman claim
1972 Club of Rome publishes report "Boundaries on the Growth"
1973 Robert Joffrey Dance Company opens
1973 Robyn Smith becomes 1st female jockey to win a major race
1974 George Harrison announces his concert tour of US in November
1974 Watergate grand jury indicts 7 Presidential aides
1975 Eagles' "Best of My Love" reaches number 1
1977 Bank of America adopts the name VISA for their credit cards
1977 US extends territorial waters to 200 miles
1978 The coffin of comedy film star Charlie Chaplin is stolen from a Swiss cemetery three months after his funeral. It is found several miles away on May 17
1979 In separate referendums, both Scotland and Wales vote against Devolution
1980 Voyager 1 probe confirms that Janus (moon of Saturn) exists.
1981 Bobby Sands, IRA member, begins 65-day hunger strike in Maze Prison (he dies)
1982 5 die as ski lift malfunctions a Lúz-Ardiden in Pyrenees
1982 Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus, sends back data
1983 Tornado tears through Louisiana, injuring 33 people
1984 NASA launches Landsat-D Prime (Landsat 5) to thematic map the Earth
1984 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1985 Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center
1985 Pentagon accepts theory that atomic war would cause a nuclear winter
1988 Iraq says it launched 16 missiles into Tehran
1989 Comet du Toit at perihelion
1989 Julianne Phillips and Bruce Springsteen divorce
1990 Benin nullifies its constitution
1990 Luis Alberto Lacelle sworn in as President of Uruguay
1991 US Embassy in Kuwait officially reopens
1993 Authorities in Waco, TX negotiate with Branch Davidians
1994 Martti Ahtisaari inaugurated as President of Finland
1994 Israeli authorities release more than 500 Palestinian prisoners to encourage the PLO to resume peace negotiations
1995 Belgium ends military conscript
1995 Jozef Oleksy succeeds Waldemar Pawlak on as premier of Poland
1995 Julio María Sanguinetti sworn in as President of Uruguay
1995 Ukraine premier Vitaly Massol, resigns
1998 In London, thousands of countryside movement demonstrators march through the centre of the city streets of London in protest against the Government's policy on rural affairs
2000 The Constitution of Finland is rewritten.
2000 Hans Blix assumes the position of Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC.
2002 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan.
2002 The Envisat environmental satellite successfully reaches an orbit 800 kilometers (500 miles) above the Earth on its 11th launch, carrying the heaviest payload to date at 8500 kilograms (9.5 tons).
2002 The Peseta is discontinued as official currency of Spain and is replaced with the euro (€).
2003 Management of the United States Customs Service and the United States Secret Service move to the United States Department of Homeland Security.
2004 Terry Nichols is convicted of state murder charges and being an accomplice to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
2004 Punycode adopted by the national registrars of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
2004 Mohammed Bahr al-Uloum becomes President of Iraq.
2006 Tarja Halonen is inaugurated as President of Finland for the second and last time.
2006 Queen Elizabeth II officially opens the new debating chamber for the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff, a milestone in devolution.
2006 The first confirmed case of H5N1 bird flu virus in Switzerland, a dead swan on Lake Geneva, near the city of Geneva.
2006 English-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station.
2007 Tornadoes swarm across the southern United States, killing at least 20; eight of the deaths were at a high school in Enterprise, Alabama.
2007 "Squatters" are evicted from Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, Denmark, provoking the March 2007 Denmark Riots.

1st March 2006

"No-one else to blame", Saddam

Writers issue cartoon warning

Spies 'not monitored' in Europe

1st March 2007

US follows stock market sell-off

New malaria drug targets children

Internet slimming pills warning

1st March 2008

Dozens die in Israel-Gaza clashes

Top Farc leader killed by troops

Air tanker deal provokes US row

1st March 2009

Missiles 'kill seven' in Pakistan

EU 'consensus' to tackle crisis

Explorers begin epic Arctic trek

1st March 2010

4 soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Chile troops tackle earthquake looters

AIG sells Asia operation for $35bn

Birthdates which occurred on 1st March :

0772 Po Tjiu-i Chinese poet/Governor of Hang-tsjow
1456 Wladyslaw Jagiello king of Bohemia/Hungary (1471/90-1516)
1494 Il Bacchiacca [Franceso Ubertini] Italian painter
1528 Albrecht V von Wittelsbach [the Generous], duke of Bavaria
1607 Giovanni Francesco Milanta composer
1610 Johann B Schup [Schuppius] German poet/historian
1630 Ferdinand van Apshoven de Jongere Flemish painter, baptized
1690 Conrad Johann Conrad Beissel composer
1703 Dieudonne Raick composer
1709 Josef Antonin Gurecky composer
1711 Peregrinus Pogl composer
1734 Pieter Valck[x] South Netherlands sculptor
1771 Armand-Emmanuel Trial composer
1779 Jacob Gottfried Weber composer
1780 Léonard PJ du Bus de Gisignies Governor-General of Netherland Indies (1826-30)
1788 Gheorghe Asachi Romania, writer/humanist/politician
1799 Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky composer
1810 Frédéric Chopin Poland, composer/pianist (Concerto in F Minor)
1811 Robert Christie Buchanan Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1878
1820 George Davis Attorney General (Confederacy), died in 1896
1820 Richard Redhead composer
1822 Albin Francisco Schoepf Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1822 Charles Champion Gilbert Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
1826 John Thomas composer
1828 James Fleming Fagan Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1893
1828 Vittorio Bersezio [Carlo Nugelli] Italian playwright
1831 Hiram Bronson Granbury Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1832 Friedrich Grutzmacher composer
1835 Matthias J Scheeben German theologist (Natur und Gnade)
1837 Ion Creanga Romanian fairy tale author (Amintiti the Copilarie)
1837 William Dean Howells US, novelist/critic/editor (Atlantic)
1838 Gabriele dell' Addolorata [Francesco Possenti], Italian priest
1841 Blanche Kelso Bruce Farmville VA, (Senator-MS, 1875-1881)
1841 Romualdo Marenco composer
1848 Augustus Saint-Gaudens US, sculptor/designer (1907 $20 gold piece)
1852 Theophile Delcassé French statesman
1856 Florimond Fonteyne Flemish priest/politician (Volkseeuw)
1858 Georg Simmel German philosopher/sociologist
1860 Suzanna Salter 1st US female mayor/temperance leader
1864 Rebecca Lee 1st black woman to get a medical degree
1865 Gerard Vissering Dutch banker/president (Bank of Java)
1874 Jean de Merode [Marie-Louise B Courtenay], Princess of Netherlands
1878 Gabriel Edouard Xavier Dupont composer
1880 Julian Myrick promoter of junior tennis
1880 Lytton Strachey biographer/critic (Benson Medal 1923)
1882 Ida Moore Altoona KS, actress (Mr Music, Ma & Pa Kettle at Waikiki)
1883 Thomas Shelvin college footballer great (Yale)
1885 Lionel Atwill Croyden England, actor (Mystery of the Wax Museum)
1886 Oskar Kokoschka Russian/Austrian/British, painter (Erasmus Prize 1960)
1890 Jan Duiker Dutch architect (Zonnestral)
1892 Ryunosuke Akutagawa Japan, writer (Rashomon in Kappa)
1893 Theo Frenkel actor (Footlights, Hague's Comedy)
1895 G B "Duke" Keats hockey hall of famer (elected 1958)
1896 Dimitri Mitropoulos Athens Greece, conductor/composer
19-- Richard Shoberg actor (Tom-All My Children, Edge of Night, Somerset)
19-- Tom Mason Brooklyn NY, actor (Jack & Mike, Our Family Honor)
1900 Donald Keith Falkner singer
1903 Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke Iowa, jazz cornetist (In a Mist)
1904 Glenn Miller bandleader (Glenn Miller Orchestra-In the Mood)
1904 Paul Hartman San Francisco CA, actor (Bert-Petticoat Junction)
1905 Pol le Roy Flemish author/novelist/writer (Stroom)
1907 Lois Moran Pittsburgh PA, actress (Mom-Waterfront)
1909 David Niven Kirriemuir Angus Scotland, actor (Casino Royale, Eye of the Devil)
1909 Richard de Guide composer
1909 Robert Selby Taylor bishop
1909 Terrence De Marney London England, actor (Case Thomas-Johnny Ringo)
1911 Harry Golombek chess grandmaster
1913 Helmut Erich Robert Gernsheim photographer/collector
1914 Archibald J Gumede South African ANC member/chairman (UDF)
1914 Ralph Waldo Ellison US writer (Invisible Man, Shadow & Cast)
1915 Johannes J "Joop" Klant Netherlands/South Africa economist (Madame Sans Gêne)
1917 Dinah Shore Winchester TN, singer (See the USA in a Chevrolet)
1917 Robert Lowell poet/pacifist (Lord Weary's Castle, Near the Ocean)
1918 Roger Delgado London, actor (Agent 8 3/4, Hot Enough for June)
1919 Lawrence Ferlinghetti US, beat poet (Coney Island of the Mind)
1920 Alfred Grant Goodman composer
1920 Harry Caray baseball announcer (Chicago Cubs)
1920 Howard Nemerov US, 3rd US poet laureate/novelist/critic (Blue Swallows)
1921 Jack Clayton Brighton East Sussex England, film director (Great Gatsby, Something Wicked This Way Comes)
1921 Richard Wilbur 2nd US Poet Laureate (Ceremony, Walking to Sleep)
1921 Terrence "Cardinal" Cooke New York NY
1922 William M Gaines publisher (MAD Magazine)
1922 Yitzak Rabin premier (Israel, 1992-95, Nobel 1994)
1923 Bonita Granville actress/producer (Perry Mason)
1923 Duncan White Ceylon, 400 meter hurdler (Olympics-silver-1948)
1924 Donald "Deke" Kent Slayton Sparta WI, Major USAF/astronaut (Apollo 18)
1925 Al Rosen Spartanburg SC, 3rd baseman (American League MVP 1953)/New York Yankee president
1926 Cesare Danova Rome Italy, actor (Garrison's Gorillas)
1926 Pete Rozelle NFL commissioner (1960-89)
1926 Robert Clary Paris France, actor (LeBeau-Hogan's Heroes)
1927 Harry Belafonte Harlem New York NY, calypso singer (Buck & the Preacher)
1927 Lusine Amara opera/concert singer
1927 Robert Heron Bork judge, nominated for supreme court
1929 Sonny James singer (Young Love, Running Bear)
1930 C D Gopinath cricketer (batted in 8 Tests for India in the 1950's)
1930 Pierre Max Dubois composer
1930 Raymond St Jacques actor/director (Cotton Comes to Harlem, Mr Moses)
1932 Jacques Leduc composer
1933 Istvan Lang composer
1933 Myrlie Evers politician/commissioner (Los Angeles Board of Public works)
1934 Jim "Ed" Brown Sparkman AR, country singer (Nashville on the Road)
1934 Joan Hackett New York NY, actress (Will Penny, One Stone Pony)
1934 Riet [M J J] Roosen-van Pelt Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
1935 George Généreux Canada, trap shooter (Olympics-gold-1952)
1935 Judith Rossner author (Looking for Mr Goodbar)
1935 Robert Conrad [Conrad R Falk] Chicago IL, actor (Wild Wild West, Baa Baa Black Sheep)
1936 Camille E Baly St Maartens poet (Sonny)
1936 Jean-Edern Hallier writer
1936 Marion Farouk-Sluglett political scientist
1937 Jed Allan Bronx NY, actor (Days of our Lives, C C-Santa Barbara)
1938 Michael J[oseph] Kurland US, sci-fi author (Infernal Device)
1939 Leo Brouwer composer
1939 Warren Davis rocker (Monotones)
1940 David Broome Show Jumper (world champion-1970)
1940 Ralph Towner Chehalis WA, rocker (Oregon, Weather Report)
1941 Michael L Lampton Williamsport PA, astronaut (STS-45)
1942 Jerry Fischer rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
1942 Peter Guber producer (Flashdance)
1943 Benjamin W Jipcho Mount Elgon Kenya, 3K steeplechase (Olympics-silver-1972)
1943 Franz Hohler writer
1943 Mauro Checcoli Italy, 3 day equestrian (Olympics-gold-1964)
1943 Piet Veerman Dutch rock vocalist/guitarist (Cats-Sailin' Home)
1943 Wolfgang Scheidel German Democratic Republic, luge (Olympics-gold-1972)
1944 Dirk Benedict Helena MT, actor (A-Team, Battlestar Galactica)
1944 John B Breaux (Representative-Democrat-LA, 1972-88)
1944 John Napier London, set designer (Royal Shakespeare Company)
1944 Mike D'Abo rock vocalist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn)
1944 Roger Daltrey Hammersmith London England, rocker/actor/producer (The Who-Tommy)
1944 Roger Daltrey rocker (The Who-Tommy)
1945 Burning Spear [Winston Rodney], Jamaican reggae singer
1946 Lana Wood [Svetlana Gurdin] Santa Rosa CA, actress (Diamonds are Forever)
1946 Tony Ashton Blackburn England, rocker (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke)
1947 Alan Thicke Kirkland Lake Ontario, actor/host (Thicke of the Night, Growing Pains)
1948 Norman Connors singer (You Are My Starship)
1949 Sido Martens Dutch guitarist/singer/mandolin player (Fungus)
1950 Shahid Israr Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper (in one Test vs New Zealand 1976)
1951 Barbara DeAngelis talk show hostess (Barbara DeAngelis Show)
1952 Alice Ritzman Kalispell MT, LPGA golfer (1995 Rochester International-5th)
1952 David Allen Barr Kelowna British Columbia, PGA golfer (Atlanta Golf Classic)
1953 Bandula Warnapura cricketer (1st Sri Lanka Test captain)
1953 Ron Howard Duncan OK, actor/director (American Graffiti, Happy Days/Willow, Backdraft)
1954 Catherine Bach Warren OH, actress (Daisy Duke-Dukes of Hazzard)
1954 Janis Gill Torrance CA, singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo-Midnight Girl)
1955 Jimmy Fortune Newport News VA, singer (Statler Brothers-Class of '57)
1956 Balwinder Singh Sandhu cricketer (Sikh pace bowler 1983 World Cup)
1956 Mark Todd UK, New Zealand equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-96)
1956 Timothy Daly New York NY, actor (Joe-Wings, Almost Grown, Diner, Made in Heaven)
1957 Jon Carroll Washington DC, vocalist (Starland Vocal Band-Afternoon Delight)
1958 Nik Kershaw Bristol England, singer/songwriter (Wouldn't it be Good)
1958 Wayne B Phillips cricket wicket-keeper (Australia)
1960 Alicia Dibos Lima Peru, LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open-4th)
1961 Davis Daniel Arlington Heights IL, country singer
1961 Mike Rozier NFL halfback (Heisman Trophy-1983, Houston, Atlanta)
1962 Bill Leen rocker (Gin Blossoms)
1962 Mark Gardner Los Angeles CA, pitcher (San Francisco Giants)
1963 Arnold Oosterveer soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1963 Barb[ara] Marois Auburn MA, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
1963 Magnus Svensson Leksand Sweden, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
1963 Maurice Bénard [Mauricio Morales] San Francisco CA, actor (Sonny Corinthos-General Hospital, Nico Kelly-All My Children)
1963 Robert James Affuso Newburgh NY, rock drummer (Skid Row-Psycho Love)
1963 Ron Francis Sault Ste Marie Ontario, NHL center (Pittsburgh Penguins, Team Canada)
1963 Tony Castillo Lara Venezuela, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
1964 Jennifer McCarter Sevierville TN, singer (McCarter-The Gift)
1965 Les Miller defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
1966 Clinton Gregory singer
1966 John David Cullum actor (1776, Sweet Country, Day After)
1966 Luis Sojo Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
1966 Steve Reed Los Angeles CA, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
1967 Aron Winter Surinamese/Dutch soccer star (Ajax, Lazio)
1967 Tawnni Cable Salem OR, playmate (June 1989)
1968 Dave Zuniga Worland WY, 136½ lbs/greco-roman wrestler (Olympics-96)
1968 Salil Ankola cricketer (Indian pace bowler one Test 1989)
1968 Sanjeeva Weerasinghe cricketer (Test for Sri Lanka vs India at 17)
1969 Azam Khan cricketer (Pakistan ODI batsman 1996)
1969 Doug Creek Winchester VA, pitcher (San Francisco Giants)
1969 Vincenzo Esposito NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
1970 Lisa Eagen Harlan IA, team handball wing/back court (Olympics-1996)
1970 Ray Crittenden wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
1970 Stuart Thompson Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)
1971 Allen Johnson Washington DC, long jumper/110 meter hurdler (Olympics-gold-96)
1971 André Karnebeek soccer player (FC Twente)
1971 Austin Robbins NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints)
1971 Shepherd Clark Atlanta GA, figure skater (1994, 97 Eastern Sr champion)
1971 Tim Prinsen CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1971 Tyler Hamilton Marblehead MA, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1971 Zahoor Elahi cricketer (Pakistan opening batsman vs New Zealand 1996)
1972 Omar Daal Maracaibo Venezuela, pitcher (Montréal Expos)
1972 Profail Grier CFL running back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1973 Chris Webber NBA forward (Washington Bullets/Wizards)
1973 Igor Murin Trencin Czechoslovakia, hockey goaltender (Team Slovakia 1998)
1974 Mark-Paul Gosselaar actor (Zack-Saved by the Bell)
1974 Stephen Davis running back (Washington Redskins)
1975 Maria Jose Suarez Miss Spain-Universe (1996)
1976 Maringo Vlijter soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
1977 Rod White Sharon PA, archer (Olympics-gold-1996)
1980 Rose VBL Windsor daughter of English prince Richard
1980 Shahid Afridi cricketer (ton in 37 balls in 1st ODI innings)


Deaths which occurred on March 1st:
0965 Leo VIII Italian (anti-)Pope (963-65), dies
1131 Stephen II King of Hungary (1116-31), dies
1383 Amadeus VI (Green Earl), earl of Savoy, dies at 49
1510 Francisco d'Almeida viceroy of India, dies in battle at about 59
1535 Bernardo Accolti [Unico Aretino], Italian writer (Virginia), dies
1619 Thomas Campion English physician/composer/poet (Poemata), dies at 53
1633 George Herbert English poet, dies at 39
1643 Girolamo Frescobaldi Italian composer/organist, dies at 59
1693 Benedict Schultheiss composer, dies at 39
1771 Isfrid Kayser composer, dies at 58
1773 Jan Wagenaar Dutch historian, dies at 63
1773 Luigi Vanvitelli [Louis van Wittel], Italian architect, dies at 72
1777 Georg Christoph Wagenzeil Austria (court)composer/pianist, dies at 62
1788 Orazio Mei composer, dies at 56
1797 Juan Manuel Olivares composer, dies at 36
1804 Wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen composer, dies at 63
1817 Luigi Gatti composer, dies at 77
1826 J J Friedrich Weinbrenner German architect/archaeologist, dies at 59
1859 Josef Theodor Krov composer, dies at 61
1865 Anna Paulowna Romanova great monarch of Russia, dies at 70
1869 Alphonse MLP de Lamartine Fr poet (History of Girondins), dies at 78
1870 Francisco S López President of Paraguay (1862-70), dies at 43
1892 Archibald Scott Scottish chemist, dies at 60
1896 ... Albertone Italian General (Eritrea), dies in battle
1896 ... Arimondi Italian General (Eritrea), dies in battle
1896 ... Dabormida Italian General (Eritrea), dies in battle
1899 György earl Apponyi Hungarian MP, dies at 90
1901 Bernhard Erdmannsdörffer German historian (Mirabeau), dies at 68
1906 José M de Pereda y Sánchez the Porrúa Spanish writer, dies at 73
1906 Moriz Heyne German germanist (German Wörterbuch), dies at 68
1911 Jacobus H van 't Hoff Dutch chemist/physicist (Nobel 1901), dies at 58
1914 Tor Bernhard Vilhelm Aulin composer, dies at 47
1918 Johan Gustaf Emil Sjogren composer, dies at 64
1920 Joseph Trumpeldor killed defending Tel-Mai against arab attack
1921 Nicholas Petrovic Njegos King of Montenegro (1910-18), dies at 79
1924 Louise-Marie Amélie princess of Belgium, dies at 66
1926 Camilo d'Almeida Pessanha Portuguese poet (China), dies at 58
1928 Albert Herbert Brewer composer, dies at 62
1928 Jacob Adolf Hagg composer, dies at 77
1930 Aloïs Walgrave Flemish writer/pastor (Peace on Earth), dies at 54
1932 Dino Campana Italian poet (Canti Orfici), dies at 46
1938 Gabrielle d'Annunzio Italian poet/fascist (Il fuoco), dies at 74
1940 Josef Swickard actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73
1944 ... Formans director Milos Formans mother, dies in Auschwitz
1947 J Boogaard Nazi collaborator, executed
1953 Anton GO Ridder Van Rappard painter/lithographer/etcher, dies
1958 Giacomo Balla Italian painter, dies at 86
1962 Roscoe Ates actor (Dep Roscoe-Marshal of Gunsight Pass), dies at 70
1964 Sergius Kagen composer, dies at 54
1965 Boleslav Vomacka composer, dies at 77
1968 Georg von der Vring German painter (Camp Lafayette), dies at 78
1970 Ed[uard] Hoornik Dutch writer/poet (Na jaren), dies at 59
1972 Victor Babin composer, dies at 63
1974 Jos de Haes Flemish philological/poet (Azuren Holte), dies at 53
1976 Jean Martinon French conductor/composer, dies at 66
1979 Dolores Costello actress (Noah's Ark, Expensive Women), dies at 73
1979 Molla Mustafa Barzani Iranian Kurd leader (KDP), dies at 75
1980 John Jacob Niles composer, dies at 87
1984 Jackie Coogan actor (Uncle Fester-Addams Family), dies at 69
1985 Eugene List US concert pianist, dies at 66
1988 Jean Le Poulain actor (The Gorillas), dies at 63
1988 Joe Besser comedian (3 Stooges, Abbott & Costello), dies at 80
1989 Henk van Stipriaan Dutch radio host, dies at 64
1989 Josephine van Gasteren Dutch actress/director (Bluejackets), dies at 72
1990 Claude Spaak Belgian dramatist, dies
1991 Edwin H Land inventor (Polaroid Camera), dies at 81
1991 Katharine Blake actress (To Have & To Hold), dies at 62
1991 Scott Huston composer, dies at 74
1992 Maria Déa French actress (Piéges), dies at 73
1993 Luis Kutner US co-founder (Amnesty International), dies at 84
1993 Terry Frost actor (Waterfront, Dead Man's Trail), dies at 86
1994 Eliseo Diego Cuban poet, dies at 74
1994 Jacob "Jimmy" Herman Huizinga journalist/writer, dies at 75
1994 Manmohan Desai filmmaker, dies at 57
1994 Timothy Andrew James Souster composer Musician, dies at 51
1994 Walter Kent US composer (I'll Be Home for Christmas), dies at 82
1995 Edmund Boyd Fisher publisher, dies at 56
1995 Vladislav Listyev Russian TV-journalist, murdered at 38
1996 Margaret McKay politician, dies at 85

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