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406   Battle at Florence: Stilicho's Roman army beats Radagaisus' Barbarians
476   Odoacer elected King of Byzantine
1046   King Henry III gives money to Utrecht Deventer diocese
1328   Battle at Kassel: French troops stop uprising of Flemish farmers
1328   King Philip VI of France, crowned
1441   Holland & Hanzesteden sign cease fire treaty
1542   Rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code
1553   Bishop Stephen Gardiner appointed English Lord Chancellor
1566   Beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam
1566   Land guardian Margaretha van Parma grants Calvinists rights
1582   French van Valois pays tribute to earl of Flanders
1614   University of Groningen opens
1617   1st one-way streets open (London)
1711   Admiral Hovenden Walkers fleet reach St Lawrence
1784   Eastern Tennessee settlers declare their area an independent state & name it Franklin; a year later the Continental Congress re
1796   African Methodist Episcopal Church incorporated
1813   Battle of Grossbeeren - Prussians under Von Bulow repulse French
1821   Mexico declares independence
1833   Britain abolishes slavery in colonies; 700,000 slaves freed
1838   Mt Holyoke Female Seminary (South Hadley, Mass) 1st graduating class
1839   British capture Hong Kong from China
1850   1st national women's rights convention convenes in Worcester Mass
1862   Skirmish at Big Hill, Kentucky (2 Federal regiments)
1864   Union troops/fleet occupy Fort Morgan, Alabama
1866   Treaty of Prague ends Austro-Prussian war
1869   1st carload of freight (boots & shoes) arrives in SF, from Boston
1872   1st Japanese coml ship visits SF, carrying tea
1873   Albert Bridge creossing Thames opens
1879   Governor-general Charles Gordon of Sudan returns to Cairo
1883   Phillies make 27 errors against Providence (wild pitches, walks & & passballs count as errors prior to 1888)
1889   1st ship-to-shore wireless message received in US (SF)
1898   18th US Mens Tennis: Malcolm Whitman beats Dwight Davis (36 62 62 61)
1900   National Negro Business League organizes (Boston)
1903   6th Zionist Congres, Theodor Herzl declares Jewish state
1904   Automobile tire chain patented
1906   Chicago White Sox win 19th straight, beating Wash Senators
1906   Cuba's 1st president Tom s Estrada Palma asks for US intervention
1907   Pitts Howie Camnitz no-hits NY Giants, 1-0 in 5 inning game
1910   Fred Clarke makes a record 4 outfield assists for Pittsburgh
1911   British premier Asquith holds secret meeting about British strategy in case of war with Germany
1914   -24] German troops plunder Belgium
1914   Battle at Mons: general von Klucks troops beat Britten
1914   Gen von Hausen executes 612 inhabitants of Dinant Belgium
1914   Japan declares war on Germany in World War I
1915   Czar Nicolaas II takes control of Russian Army
1916   Military court of Berlin sentences Karl Liebknecht to 4 years
1917   Race riot in Houston Texas (2 blacks & 11 whites killed)
1919   "Gasoline Alley" cartoon strip premieres in Chicago Tribune
1920   M R Rinehart & A Hopwood's "Bat," premieres in NYC
1924   Mars' closest approach to Earth since 10th century
1926   40th US Womens Tennis: Molla B Mallory beats Elizabeth Ryan (46 64 97)
1929   Arabs attack Jews in Israel
1930   44th US Womens Tennis: Betty Nuthall beats Anna McCune Harper (61 64)
1931   45th US Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Eileen B Whitingstall (64 61)
1931   Count Gyula K rolyi becomes premier of Hungary
1931   Phila A's Lefty Grove, loses 1-0 (Browns) after winning 16 straight
1933   1st TV boxing match - Archie Sexton & Laurie Raiteri in London
1936   17 year old Bob Feller's 1st game, he strikes out 15 St Louis Browns
1938   England score 7-903 decl v Australia Hutton 364
1939   John Cobb (Britain) drives 365.85 MPH (593.48 KPH) at Bonneville Flats
1939   Molotov-Ribbentrop pact: East Europe divided between Hitler & Stalin
1939   Molotov-Ribbentrop-pact (Soviet Union neutral/Poland divided)
1939   USSR & Germany sign a non-agression pact
1940   German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London
1940   Queen Wilhelmina fires premier De Geer
1942   1st US flights to land on Guadalcanal
1942   Battle of Stalingrad: 600 Luftwaffers bomb Stalingrad (40,000 die)
1942   British Premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Cairo
1942   Walter Johnson pitches to Babe Ruth in pregame attraction that draws 69,000 for NY-Wash game (raises $80,000 for Army-Navy reli
1943   Red army recaptures Charkow
1944   94.5øF (34.7øC) in De Bilt Netherlands & 101.5øF (38.6øC) in Warnsvelt
1944   Allied troops capture Marseilles France
1944   General George Leclercs troops advance towards Paris
1944   General Montgomery consults with Generals Bradley/Eisenhower
1944   King Michael of Romania ordered his forces to cease fire against Allies & dismissed the pro-Axis premier, Marshal Ion Antonescu
1944   Romania liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day)
1944   Sammellager Drancy freed
1944   US 20th Army corp enter Fontainebleau/Melun de Seine
1944   US B-24 crashes into school in Freckelton England, 76 killed
1946   13th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Los Angeles 0 (97,380)
1947   Pres Truman's daughter, Margaret's 1st public singing concert
1948   Earl Bernadotte asks aid for fugitives to Palestine
1948   World Council of Churches formed by 147 churches from 44 countries
1950   Jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12)
1950   West Germany & Japan readmitted to Intl Amateur Athletic Federation
1952   Arab League security pact goes into effect
1952   Giants Bob Elliot is ejected for arguing a strike, Bobby Hoffman complete his at bat, he strikes out & is also ejected for argu
1953   Braves Phil Paine is 1st former major leaguer to play in Japan
1953   Cyclist Arie Van Vliet becomes world champion sprinter
1953   Dutch DC-6 crashes near Ymuiden in North Sea, 21 die
1953   KBAK TV channel 29 in Bakersfield, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953   Phil Grate sets record for throwing a baseball (443'3«")
1953   USSR performs nuclear test
1954   President Get£lio Vargas of Brazil resigns temporarily
1955   Betty Jameson wins LPGA White Mountain Golf Open
1957   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958   China PR resumes fire on Quemoi & Matsoe
1958   Marie Ashton completes playing piano a female record 133 hours
1959   Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open
1960   World's largest frog (3.3 kg) caught (Equatorial Guinea)
1961   Belgium sends troops to Rwanda-Urundi
1961   East Germany imposed new curbs on travel between West & East Berlin
1961   US lunar probe Ranger 1 reaches 190 km from Earth, falls back
1962   1st Europe-US live TV program (via Telstar)
1962   John Lennon weds Cynthia Powell
1963   Beatles release "She Loves You" in UK
1963   Ringo admits he wrote a song "Don't Pass Me By"
1963   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964   Marilynn Smith wins Albuquerque Professional Amateur Golf Tournament
1964   St Louis Cards are 11 games back in NL, & win World Series
1966   Lunar Orbiter 1 takes 1st photograph of Earth from Moon
1968   Ringo quits Beatles over a disagreement, temporarily
1968   Yanks & Tigers play 3-3 tie in 19 due to 1 AM curfew
1969   Audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno,
1969   France's Une De Mai wins International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1
1970   Kathy Ahern wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
1970   Roberto Clemente compiles his record 2nd straight 5-hit game
1971   WGTU TV channel 29 in Traverse City, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1972   Chicago's Dick Allen is 4th (Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, & Alex Johnson) to homer into Comiskey Park's center field bleachers
1972   Republican convention (Miami Beach, Fla) renominates VP Agnew but not unanimous-1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley)
1973   Intelsat communications satellite launched
1974   John Lennon reports seeing a UFO in NYC
1974   Zaheer Abbas scores 240 Pakistan v England at The Cricket Oval
1975   Classical Way wins Championship Cup at Roosevelt Raceway
1975   Communists take over Laos
1975   Ethiopian junta under Mengistu Haile
1975   Free guitarist Paul Kossoff revived from dead after heart attack
1975   Philip Kapleau conducts 1st jukai ceremony in Poland
1975   USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1976   Heavy earthquake strikes China, 1,000s die
1977   1st man-powered flight of a mile (Bryan Allen in Gossamer Condor)
1977   Marxist philosopher Rudolf Bahro imprisoned in German DR
1977   Yanks leap frog over Red Soxs « game in 1st place to stay
1978   Iranian students occupies Iranian embassy at Wassenaar
1979   Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in NYC
1979   Iran army opens offensive against Kurds
1979   UN's Vienna office opens
1980   Charlie Finley sells A's for $127M to Haas (owners of Levi Strauss)
1981   Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf
1982   Lebanese falangist leader Bechir Gemayel elected as president
1982   Seattle Mariner pitcher Gaylord Perry ejected for throwing a spitter
1982   USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1985   Paul Hornung awarded $1,160,000 by a Louisville court against NCAA who barred him as a college football analyst for betting on
1985   Said Aouita of Morocco sets 1.5k record (3:29.46) in Berlin
1985   South African attorney/UDF leader "Dulah" Omar arrested
1985   West German top counter espionage Hans Tiedge moves to German DR
1986   "Rags" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 performances
1986   Vrijkomend vulkaangas kills 1500 people in Nyos-more, Cameroon
1987   15-years old boy hijacks KLM B737, demands $1 billion
1987   Betsy King wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic
1987   Violent rainfall/floods in Bangladesh, kills 100s
1988   Mike Tyson & Mitch Green brawl at 4 A.M. in Harlem
1989   LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos, 1-0, in 22 innings (Rick Dempsey HR)
1989   Lewis/Everett/Burrell/Heard run world record 4x200 m (1:19.38)
1990   Armenia declares independence
1990   East & West Germany announced that they would unite on Oct 3
1990   US begins call up of 46,000 reservists to the Persian Gulf
1992   Dennis Eckersley, who previously set record for most consecutive saves (40), is 1st pitcher to record 40 saves in 4 different s
1992   Kris Tschetter wins LPGA Northgate Computer Golf Classic
1993   Fred McGriff & David Justice are 6th to hit back-to-back HRs twice in same game
1993   NY Dow Jones index reaches record high of 3,638.96 points
1995   Indians' Jose Mesa sets record with his 38th consecutive save
1995   Larry Hagman receives a liver transplant
1998   Minnesota LPGA Classic

BIRTHS
1486   Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat
1524   Fran‡ois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)
1593   Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)
1727   Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer
1740   Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41)
1751   Louis-Fran‡ois Beffara, lexicographer
1754   Louis XVI, Versailles, king of France (1774-93) eventually guillotined
1769   Georges Cuvier, French zoologist (La RŠgne Animal)
1773   Jakob F Fries, German philosopher
1809   Juliusz Slowacki, Polish poet (Trip to H Land)
1818   Rufus Ingalls, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1893
1829   Moritz B Cantor, German math historian
1832   Alexander Chambers, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1888
1851   A Jir sek, writer
1854   Moritz Moszkowski, composer
1864   Eleftherios K Venizalos, premier of Greece (1910-15, 28-32)
1867   Marcel Schwob, Frans writer/journalist (Le Croisade des Enfants)
1869   Edgar Lee Masters, poet/novelist [or Sep 23]
1869   James (Sunny Jim) Rolph, SF mayor (1912-31), MUNI backer
1879   Alfreds Kalnins, composer
1881   Louis Schelfhout, Dutch painter/graphic artist
1885   Henry Thomas Tizard, scientist
1886   Gottfried Rudinger, composer
1887   Jo Sternheim, Dutch actor/playwright
1887   Jo Sternheim, Dutch actor/playwright
1887   Jo Sternheim, Dutch actor/playwright (Fatherland)
1889   A Lichtenstein, writer
1893   Roy Agnew, composer
1894   Gareth Hughes, Llanelly Wales, actor (Midnight Girl)
1900   Ernst Krenek, Vienna Austria, composer (Johnny Spielt Auf)
1901   Cecil Rolph Hewitt, journalist/policeman
1901   John Sherman Cooper, (Sen-Ky)
1903   Mauritius van Haegendoren, Flemish historian/senator
1903   William Primrose, Glasgow Scot, violist (Method for Violin & Viola)
1905   Leonard Constant Lambert, London England, composer (King Pest)
1908   Arthur Adamov, Kislovodsk Russia, playwright (Paolo Paoli)
1908   Ben Barnett, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1938 England tour)
1908   Cornelis van Dis, Dutch MP
1911   Albert Alberts, writer/journalist (French battle)
1911   Birger Ruud, Norway, 90m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1932, 36)
1911   Carl Dolmetsch, director (Haslemere Festival)
1911   Elizabeth "Betty" Robinson, US 100m sprinter (Olympic-gold-1928)
1912   Gene Kelly, Pitts, dancer/actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way)
1912   Jara Ribnikar, writer
1912   Lord Kissin, president (GPG)
1913   Bob Crosby, Spokane Wa, Bing's brother, orch leader (Bob Crosby Show)
1913   Luis-Felipe Ramon y Rivera, composer
1913   Stanley Kitchen, British chartered accountant
1916   Mary Ward, [Myra Syri‰r], actress (Jenny Kissed Me, Playing for Keeps)
1918   Guus [August CM] Hermus, Dutch actor (Jantjes, Soldaat van Oranje)
1919   James Quinn, film producer/actor (Joey, Hammett, Overlord)
1919   Robert Crichton-Brown, CEO (Rothmans International)
1920   Aart Verstegen, ballet dancers/choreographer (Jolly Joker's Last Joke)
1921   Sam Cook, cricketer (England slow left-armer in only Test)
1922   Brian Young, Chairman (Christian Aid)
1922   Jack Boddy, British trade union leader
1923   Humphrey Fisher, TV producer
1923   Kenneth Rickards, cricketer (WI batsman two Tests 104 runs)
1923   Richard Adler, composer/songwriter (Damn Yankees, Pajama Game)
1923   Wolfgang Sawallisch, Munich Ger, conductor (Vienna Symph 1960-70)
1924   Denis Sargan, econometrician
1924   Edvard Fliflet Braein, composer
1924   Ephraim Kishon, writer
1924   Siti Hartinah Suharto, wife of President Suharto of Indonesia
1925   Sulkhan Fyodorovich Tsintsadze, composer
1925   Wlodzimierz Kotonski, composer
1927   Dick Bruna, Dutch illustrator
1927   Houari Boum‚dienne, president of Algeria (1965-78)
1927   John Hoskyns, director-general (Institute of Directors)
1927   Martial Solal, composer
1928   Gerd Natschinski, composer
1929   Peter Thompson, golfer
1930   Andy Ireland, (Rep-R-FL, 1977- )
1930   Jack Bannister, cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart)/commentator (BBC)
1930   John Fairclough, British scientific adviser
1930   Michel Rocard, Courbevoie France, Prime Minister of France
1930   Vera Miles, [Ralston], Boise City ID, actress (Psycho)
1931   Richard Vincent, British chief of Defense
1932   Mark Russell, Buffalo NY, political satirist/pianist (Real People)
1933   Manfred Donike, chemist drug test pioneer
1933   Pete Wilson, (Sen-R-CA, 1983-88/Gov-R-Ca 1991- )
1934   Barbara Eden, [Huffman], Tucson Az, actress (Dream of Jeannie)
1934   Christian "Sonny" Jurgensen, NFL QB (Eagles, Redskins)
1934   Lojze Lebic, composer
1934   Sonny Jurgensen, NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins)/sportscaster
1935   Brendan Jackson, British air marshal
1935   Loren Rush, composer
1935   Roy Strong, writer/art historian/director (Victoria & Albert Museum)
1936   Rudy Lewis, rocker (Drifters)
1938   Roger Greenaway, composer
1938   Ronny Cox, actor/singer (Robocop, Dr John Gideon-St Elsewhere)
1939   Charles Wardle, MP/under sect of state British home office
1939   Ronald [Ronny] A Casseres, minister of Dutch Antilles
1940   Lee Majors, Wyandotte, actor ($6,000,000 Man, The Fall Guy)
1940   Richard Sanders, Harrisburg Pa, actor (Les-WKRP, Spencer, Berrengers)
1940   Tony Bill, SD Cal, actor (What Really Happened to the Class of '65)
1941   Gloria Ehret, LPGA golfer
1942   Nancy Richey Gunther, San Ant Tx, tennis player (US Doubles 1965, 66)
1942   Patricia McBride, Teaneck, NJ, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co)
1943   Bobby Diamond, LA Calif, actor (Duncan Gillis-Dobie Gillis)
1943   Dale Campbell-Savours, MP (Lab)
1943   Peter Lilley, MP/sect of state for British social security
1944   Antonia Novello, 14th US Surgeon General (1990-92)
1944   Lena Tabori, Stockholm Sweden, model/daughter of Viveca Lindfors
1947   Keith Moon, English rock drummer (Who-I'm A Boy)
1947   Rex Allen Jr, Chicago, country singer (Nashville on the Road)
1947   Terje Rypdal, composer
1947   Willy Russell, author/playwright (Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita)
1948   Ernst Jansz, Dutch keyboardist/singer (Doe Maar)
1948   Ron Blomberg, 1st baseman (NY Yankees)/1st designated hitter
1949   Christopher Blake, actor (Alexa)
1949   Geoff Capes, shot putter
1949   John Bauldie, music journalist/dylanologist
1949   Norah Ellen O'Neill, airline pilot (Flying Tigers)
1949   Pieter J Biesheuvel, lawyer/Dutch MP (CDA)
1949   Rick Springfield, Australia, (General Hospital, Jessie's Girl)
1949   Shelley Long, Fort Wayne Indiana, actress (Diane-Cheers, Money Pit)
1949   Woody Paul, [Paul Chrisman], Nashville, singer (Riders in the Sky)
1951   Barbra Mizrahie, LPGA golfer
1951   Jimi Jamison, rocker (Survivor)
1951   Mark Hudson, Portland Ore, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show)
1951   Queen Noor, of Jordan
1952   Cathy St George, Norfolk Va, playmate (Aug, 1982)
1952   Dalton Reed, singer
1952   Mac Cone, Memphis Tenn, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics-96)
1953   Bobby Gubby, rocker (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies)
1953   Klaus-Dietrich Flade, German FR, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-14)
1956   ? Kennedy, daughter of future Pres Kennedy, dies same day
1956   David A Wolf, Indianapolis Ind, MD/astronaut (STS 58, sk: 89/91)
1960   Helen Rees, director (Design Museum)
1961   Bobby Gubby, rocker
1961   Julio Franco, Sp de Macrois Dom Rep, infielder (Cleveland Indians)
1962   Glenn Healy, Pickering, NHL goalie (NY Rangers)
1962   Kyle Clifton, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
1963   Blaine Schmidt, CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1963   Richard Illingworth, cricketer (England slow-left-armer 1991- )
1964   Cam Emerson, Hamilton Ont, Canadian golfer (1989 Canadian Long Drive)
1965   Anne Minter, Austratia, tennis star
1966   Laura Richmond, Fort Dix NJ, playmate (Sep, 1988)
1966   Rhonda Cator, Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
1966   Rik Smits, NBA center (Indiana Pacers)
1967   Karen Noble, Morristown NJ, LPGA golfer (1995 Dinah Shore-32nd)
1967   Markus Ketterer, Helsinki FIN, hockey goalie (Team Finland)
1967   Nancy Jane Cox, Campbellsville Kentucky, Miss Kentucky-America-1991
1968   Christian Dean DiMarco, Huntington NY, PGA golfer (1994 Deposit-3rd)
1968   Cortez Kennedy, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
1968   Scott Kowalkowski, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)
1969   Amanda Hope, Austin Texas, playmate (Jul, 1992)
1969   Clayton Holmes, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
1970   Andrew Henry, CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1970   Fabian Wilnis, Dutch soccer player (NAC, De Graafschap)
1970   LaMark Carter, Shreveport Louisiana, triple jumper
1970   River Phoenix, Madras Ore, actor (Little Nikta, Stand By Me)
1971   Hugh Douglas, NFL defensive end (NY Jets)
1972   Anthony Calvillo, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1972   Sheldon Benoit, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
1972   Tony Carter, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)
1973   James Roe, wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens)
1973   Jason Clemett, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
1974   Paula Gaye Montgomery, Cabot Ark, Miss America (Arkansas-3rd-1996)
1975   Joe Andruzzi, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1976   Kate Sobrero, soccer defender (Olympics-96)
1976   Linette Smith, Miss Universe-British Virgin Islands (1996)
1977   Nicole Bobeck, Chic, figure skater (US Champ 1995)
1978   Kobe Bryant, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
1994   ? Beatty, son of Warren Beatty & Annette Bening

DEATHS
634   Aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies
1305   William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded
1328   Nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle
1507   Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72
1540   Guillaume Bud‚, French humanist, dies at about 72
1591   Luis de L‚on, scholar/poet, dies
1618   Gerbrant A Bredero, poet/playwright (Moortje), dies at 33
1628   George Viliers, 1st duke of Buckingham, assassinated by Felton at 36
1668   Artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), dies
1723   Antoine Mouque, composer, dies at 64
1777   Giuseppe Sellitto, composer, dies at 77
1802   Corona Elizabeth Wilhelmine Schroter, composer, dies at 51
1806   Charles Augustin de Coulomb, Fren physicist (coulometrie), dies at 70
1819   Oliver Hazard Perry, naval hero, dies on 34th birthday
1825   Amos Bull, composer, dies at 81
1831   August WA Grave von Gneisenau, Prussian fieldmarshal, dies at 70
1839   Charles Philippe Lafont, composer, dies at 57
1865   Ferdinand G Waldmller, Austria painter (biedermeier), dies
1878   Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, composer, dies at 77
1898   Joseph Robinson, composer, dies at 82
1903   Paul J C Gabriel, Dutch water colors painter/etcher, dies at 75
1914   Felix Fivet, Belgian baby, executed by German troops at 3 weeks
1914   George A Pogson, British consul in Puerto Rico, dies
1926   Rudolph Valentino, silent movie idol (Sheik), dies in NY at 31
1927   Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti, executed in Mass
1929   Charles Van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God on Sea), dies
1933   Adolph Loos, Austrian architect, dies at 62
1937   Albert Charles Paul Marie Roussel, composer, dies at 68
1939   Sidney Coe Howard, playwright (Silver Cord, Pulitzer 1925), dies at 48
1941   Jack O'Connor, cricketer (four Tests for Aust 1908-09, 13 wkts), dies
1943   Johann P Zilcher, German composer, dies at 88
1944   Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer, dies at 63
1956   ... Kennedy, daughter of future Pres Kennedy, dies same day
1958   Martin du Gard, writer, dies
1960   Oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway librettist, dies at 65
1962   Hoot Gibson, silent screen cowboy actor (Last Outlaw), dies at 70
1962   Irving Fine, composer (Toccata), dies at 47
1965   John Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer, dies at 67
1966   Francis Xavier Bushman, actor (Ben-Hur), dies at 83
1970   Nel Rose, dancer, dies at 55
1971   Gisela Hernandez Gonzalo, composer, dies at 58
1971   Oliver F McGowan, actor (Banning, Stagecoach), dies at 64
1972   Balis Dvarionas, composer, dies at 68
1975   Hank Patterson, actor (Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), dies at 87
1977   Sebastian Cabot, actor (Giles French-Family Affair), dies at 59
1979   Mian Mohammad Saeed, cricketer (1st Pakistan capt 1948-49), dies
1979   Richard Hearne, actor (Capt Horatio Hornblower), dies at 70
1980   Norman Shelley, English radio actor (Churchill's Speech), dies at 77
1982   Alberto Cavalcanti, Brazilian director (Herr Puntila), dies at 85
1982   Stanford Moore, US biochemist (Nobel 1977), dies
1986   Charles Janssens, Belgian actor (Mira, Malpertuis), dies at 80
1987   Siegfried Borris, composer, dies at 80
1989   Helen le Clerq, Dutch dancer, dies
1989   Ronald Laing, British psychiatrist (anti-psychiatry), dies
1989   Yusef Hawkins, shot by 30 whites in Bensonhurst because he's black
1990   David Rose, composer (Holiday for Strings, Stripper), dies at 80
1991   Florence B Seibert, bio-chemist (TB), dies at 93
1992   Malcolm Atterbury, actor (7 Days in May, Wild River), dies at 85
1992   Virginia Sale-Wren, entertainer, dies of heart failure at 92
1992   Wayne McLaren, Marlboro Man, dies of lung cancer at 51
1993   Charles Scorsese, actor (Cape Fear, Goodfellas, Wise Guys), dies at 80
1993   Edwina Lewis, actress (Boy Who Cried Bitch), dies of heart attack 42
1993   Victorine Hefting, historian/wife of Bert Baker, dies at 88
1994   Henri Rousselot, admiral, dies at 82
1994   Paolo Volponi, Italian communist/author (Machina Mondiale), dies at 70
1994   Rabah Stambouli, Algerian sociologist/politician, murdered at 65
1994   Richard Jock Kinneir, graphic designer, dies at 77
1994   Zolt n F bri, Hungarian director, dies of heart attack at 76
1995   Alfred Eisenstaedt, photojournalist, dies at 96
1995   Arthur Holt, politician, dies at 81
1995   Dwayne Rudolph Goettel, musician, dies at 31
1995   Hedda J Garza, writer/political activist, dies at 66
1995   James Pilditch, designer, dies at 66
1995   Johnny Carey, soccer star, dies at 76
1995   Vincent Gordon Lindsay White, tycoon, dies at 72
1997   Eric Gairy, PM of Grenada (1974-79), dies

   
 
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