Memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Priest
Today's Mass Readings
Today in Catholic History:
432 - Election of Pope Sixtus III.
1009 - Pietro Boccapecora becomes Pope Sergius IV.
1367 - Blessed Blessed John Colombini (b. ca. 1300), Founder of the Congregation of Jesuati, died.
1556 - St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order, died (b. 24 December 1491, Loyola, near Azpeitia, Northern Spain).
1968 - The National Council of Catholic Bishops issued a statement on birth control in support of Pope Paul VI's encyclical, Humanae Vitae, of the previous week. The statement reiterated the pope's condemnation of artificial methods of birth control in spite of the sentiment of several priests and laymen who publicly disagreed with the pope's position.
1702 - Jean Denis Attiret, French Jesuit missionary and painter (d. 1768)
1912 - Irv Kupcinet, American newspaper columnist (d. 2003)
1916 - Bill Todman, American game show producer (d. 1979) (Beat the Clock, Family Feud, The Match Game, Password, The Price is Right, To Tell the Truth and What's My Line?. )
1929 - Don Murray, American actor
1932 - Ted Cassidy, American actor (d. 1979) (The Addams Family)
1943 - Lobo, American singer and songwriter
1944 - Geraldine Chaplin, American actress
1945 - Gary Lewis, American drummer and vocalist (Gary Lewis & the Playboys)
1965 - Scott Brooks, American basketball player
1974 - Jonathan Ogden, American football player
1975 - Randy Flores, American baseball player
1975 - Mike Lincoln, American baseball player