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This English singer-songwriter and pianist, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998, is born.
1947
Elton John
90.8%
Rod Stewart
1.8%
Elvis Costello
1%
George Michael
1.4%
This American singer and musician, best known for her rendition of the song ‘Respect’, is born.
1942
Aretha Franklin
90.3%
Diana Ross
1.9%
Patti LaBelle
1.3%
Dionne Warwick
3.4%
The European Union's Veterinarian Committee bans the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of ______ (Bovine spongiform encephalopathy).
1996
Mad Cow Disease
84.1%
Foot-in-Mouth Disease
6.1%
Bubonic Plague
1.8%
Rabies
1.1%
This country begins an extensive deportation campaign known as the March Deportation. More than 90,000 ‘enemies of the people’ from the Baltics were deported to forced settlements.
1949
Soviet Union
68%
Ukraine
10%
Poland
8.7%
Belarus
6.8%
In Augusta, Georgia, Horton Smith wins the first ever ______ Golf Tournament.
1934
Masters
66.3%
US Open
19.6%
British Open
2.6%
PGA Championship
9.7%
This well-known American sports broadcaster, who rose to prominence covering boxer Muhammad Ali, is born.
1918
Howard Cosell
64.1%
Al Michaels
11.1%
Vin Scully
9%
Dick Enberg
14.8%
Sir Walter Raleigh is granted a patent to colonize Virginia. Though he never traveled to North America, he sent others to found this ‘Lost Colony’.
1584
Roanoke
52.8%
Jamestown
30.4%
Plymouth
13.5%
Portsmouth
3.1%

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