3rd September, 1915 (Friday)

BORN TODAY:

~ in Kristiania (formerly, and more recently, Oslo) – Knut Nystedt, Norwegian orchestral and choral composer.

~ In Cranz in East Prussia (now Zelenogradsk in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad on the Baltic) – Abel Ehrlich, Israeli composer.

~ In Memphis, Tennessee – John Len Chatman, better known as Memphis Slim, American blues pianist, singer and composer.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knut_Nystedt

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abel_Ehrlich

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memphis_Slim

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2nd October 1913 (Thursday)

BORN TODAY:

~ In Pincano, Italy – Alberto Talegalli, actor.

http://www.yatedo.com/p/Alberto+Talegalli/famous/7f1942d4d9d3cc1efecc6ffe4113a158

~ in Rava-Ruska  (then in Austira-Hungary, now in Poland) – Haim Yosef Zadok, Israeli jurist and  politician.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haim_Yosef_Zadok

~ In Potsdam, Germany – Harry Andree, Oberstleutnant in the German Wehrmacht.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Andree

~ In Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England – Margaret Mary Burns (later Jones), David Bowie’s mum.

http://www.bowiewonderworld.com/faq.htm

~ In Adelaide, Australia – Dame Roma Flinders Mitchell, Australia’s first woman judge, Queen’s Counsel, chancellor  university chancellor and State Governor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roma_Flinders_Mitchell

~ In Mysore (now Karnataka) State in South West India – the Bank of Mysore Ltd, now knwon as the State Bank of Mysore. Happy Centenary!

http://www.nativeplanet.com/videos/watch/74831/state-bank-of-mysore.html

~ In Weybridge, Surrey, England – St George’s Hill Golf Club (opened today by Prince Alexander of Teck, the Club’’s first President)

http://www.stgeorgeshillgolfclub.co.uk/about_st_georges_hill/history/

~ In Sioux, South Dakota – the Orpheum Theatre  – a vaudeville house with a seating capacity of 900.

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/7427

Arms Race: After sailing from England via the Cape of Good Hope, His Majesty’s Australian ships “Australia” and “Sydney” reach Jervis Bay in New South Wales, where they will be joined by other vessels of the Australian Navy before their official entry into Sydney Harbour.

http://www.divejervisbay.com/blog/tag/international-fleet-review

The Royal Netherlands Navy launches is submarine “O5”.

http://www.dutchsubmarines.com/boats/boat_o5.htm

Infamous crimes: in the Hopetoun Quarry case in Scotland, Patrick Higgins is hanged for the murder, two years earlier, of his two sons, aged seven and four, after the death of his wife left him to care for them alone.

http://murderpedia.org/male.H/h/higgins-patrick.htm

1st October 1913 (Wednesday)

BORN TODAY: fourteen new years gifts:

1. In Manila, Philippines – Charles Frederick Grieve, Oxford Blue sportsman.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1347335/Major-Charles-Grieve.html

2. In New York City  – Charles Randolph Grean, composer and music industry executive.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/25/nyregion/charles-grean-90-composer-arranger-and-music-executive.html

3. Location not known  – Dwivedi Surendra Narayan, Indian Supreme Court judge.

http://supremecourtofindia.nic.in/judges/bio/31_sndwivedi.htm

4. In Wiesbaden, Germany – Erich Eberhardt, Obersturmbannführer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erich_Eberhardt

5. In Grayson county, Virginia – Estil C. Ball, singer-songwriter, finger style guitarist, and country gospel and folk musician

http://www.last.fm/music/Estil+C.+Ball+&+Orna+Ball

6. Location unknown – Lt Gen Harbakhsh Singh, Indian General

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harbaksh_Singh

7. In Paducah, Kentucky – Harry Lookofsky, bebop Jazz violinist.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Lookofsky

8. In Belem do Paro, Brazil – Hélio Gracie, co-creator of the martial art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/feb/09/obituary-helio-gracie

9. In Magdeburg, Germany – Joachim Matz, U-boat commander

http://uboat.net/men/commanders/797.html

10. In Brooklyn, New York – Leo Rangell, “Stalwart of Freudian Talk Therapy”.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/05/us/05rangell.html?_r=0

11. In Copenhagen, Denmark – Otto Øgrim, Norwegian physicist and author

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_%C3%98grim

12. In Liverpool, England – Richard Henry Parkin Starkey, confectioner and father of Richard Starkey (aka Ringo Starr).

http://www.beatlesireland.info/Irish%20Heritage/ringoheritage.html

13. In Kiel, Germany – Rolf Pingel, Luftwaffe ace.

http://www.luftwaffe.cz/pingel.html

14. Somewhere in what is now Poland – Yisrael Barzilai, Israeli government minister.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yisrael_Barzilai

26th September 1913 (Friday)

BORN TODAY: in Zemmin, Western Pomerania – Berthold Beitz, German industrialist who saved 250 Jewish workers by falsely describing them as essential workers at an oil facility in Poland in the 1940s; head of the Krupp steel conglomerate in the 1950s; and awarded the title “Righteous Among Nations” by the Israeli Holocaust Society in 1973.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berthold_Beitz

Society and culture: in Britain the periodical “Building News” publishes illustrations of the radical new concrete terraces (a small artificial “mountain range”) for the better enjoyment of bears, goats and deer at the Regents Park Zoological Gardens in London. One hundred years later the Mappin Terraces at London Zoo are used to display wallabies and emus.

http://www.ribablogs.com/?p=8428