THE YEAR OF 1905
Born : JAN 2 Michael Tippet, English composer.
Born : 3 Ray Milland, actor (Dial M for Murder, The Lost Weekend)
Born : 21 Christian Dior, French Couturier.
22 St Petersburg Bloody Sunday, Tsars troops slaughtered 500 strikers
26 The Cullinan diamond weighing 1.25lbs was found by Captain Wells
at the Premier Mine, near Pretoria, South Africa.
30 Transvaal, the biggest diamond ever found, the Cullinan.
Died : FEB 17 Grand Duke Sergei,advisor to Tsar Nicholas,murdered by bomb
23 The Rotary Club, for businessmen, was founded in Chicago.
24 The Simplon Tunnel through the Alps was completed.
Born : MAR 18 Robert Donat, English film actor.
Died : 24 Jules Verne, underwater French science fiction writer.
10 Russian army in Manchuria (200,000), killed by Japans army.
APR 4 An earthquake in Lahore, India, killed 10,000+ people.
Born : MAY 11 Mikhail Sholokov, Russian novelist.
Born : 14 Hastings Banda, president of Malawi.
Born : 16 Henry Fonda, US actor.
1 Polish troops killed 100 people celebrating May Day.
12 A parliamentary bill to give women the vote was defeated.
28 Japan's fleet sinks Russia's fleet in the Tsushima Straits.
Born : JUN 21 Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher/writer (Nobel 1964, declined
7 In New York, 113 sq mt plot on Wall St sold for $ 700,000.
7 Norway declares independence from Sweden
26 Britain's Automobile Association was founded.
27 Russian sailors mutinied on the Potemkin battleship.
Born : JUL 25 Elias Canetti, Bulgarian writer (Nobel 1981).
Born : 29 Clara Bow, silent screen actress (It, Saturday Night Kid).
Born : 29 Dag Hammarskj”ld, 2nd UN sec-gen (1953-61) (Nobel 1961).
Born : 29 Mikis Theodorakis, Greek composer.
3 Russian soldiers kill 6000+ at a general strike in Odessa.
8 Part of Angel Island (in SF bay ) becomes an Immigration
Detention Center (port of entry for immigrants).
13 The Niagra Movement calling for civil rights was founded.
Born : AUG 2 Myrna Loy, US film actress.
Born : 20 Jack Teagarden, US jazz trombonist.
Died : 20 Adolphe William Bourguereau, French painter.
Born : SEP 4 Mary Renault, English novelist.
Born : 5 Arthur Koestler, Hungarian author.
Born : 13 Claudette Colbert, French actress.
Born : 14 Clayton Moore, (Lone Ranger)
Born : 18 Claudette Colbert, in Paris, (Cleopatra)
Born : 18 Greta Garbo, Swedish born film star who wanted to be alone.
Died : 19 Thomas John Barnardo, British philanthropist.
1 Alberta and Saskatchewan become 8th and 9th Canadian provinces.
26 Albert Einstein published a theory.
Born : OCT 5 Ray Kroc, who gave Ronald McDonald a job.
Born : 15 C.P. Snow, British novelist and scientist.
Born : 23 Felix Bloch, U.S. physicist (Nobel 1952)
Born : 23 Karl Jansky, discoverer of cosmic radio emissions in 1932
Died : 13 Sir Henry Irving, English actor.
8 Permanent waving machine first used on hair, by Charles Nessler.
14 Christabel Pankhurst and Annie Kenney jailed, for asking to vote.
26 Union of Sweden and Norway ends, Noregian King Oscar II abdicates.
26 Workers councils, or soviets, were first founded by typographers in St Peterburg. Leon Trotsky vice president.
30 Tsar Nicholas II grants Russia a constitution.
31 George Bernard Shaw's play Mrs Warren's profession banned.
Born : NOV 19 Tommy Dorsey, musician, band leader
Born : 26 Emlyn Williams, Welsh actor and dramatist.
28 The Irish political party Sinn Fein was founded in Dublin.
Born : DEC 5 Lord Longford, lord.
Born : 21 Anthony Powell, novelist.
Born : 24 Howard Hughes, filthy rich businessman, movie maker and recluse.
Born : 28 Earl Hines, US jazz pianist.
16 "Variety", covering all phases of show business, first published.