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YEAR EVENTS
379   Theodosius installed as co-emperor of East Roman Empire
973   Pope Benedictus VI elected
1419   French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years War
1493   France cedes Roussillon & Cerd gne to Spain by treaty of Barcelona
1668   King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain
1714   Richard Steele publishes "Crisis," defending Hanoverian success
1746   Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Stirling [OS= Jan 8]
1770   Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan)
1793   French King Louis XVI sentenced to death
1795   Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy
1806   Britain occupies Cape of Good Hope
1808   Louis Napoleon signs 1st Dutch aviation law
1810   Overnight temp at Portsmouth NH drops 50øF (10øC)
1825   Ezra Daggett & nephew Thomas Kensett patent food storage in tin cans
1829   Johann von Goethe's "Faust, Part 1," premieres
1833   Charles Darwin reaches Straits Ponsonby, Fireland
1839   Aden conquered by British East India Company
1840   Antarctica discovered, Charles Wilkes expedition (US claim)
1853   Napoleon III marries Eug‚nie de Montijo
1853   Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore," premieres in Rome
1861   Georgia becomes 5th state to secede
1861   MS troops take Ft Massachusetts an Ship Island
1862   Battle of Mill Springs, KY (Fishing Creek, Logan's Crossroads)
1863   General Mieroslawski appointed dictator of Poland
1865   NV Suriname Bank established
1865   Union occupies Fort Anderson, NC
1871   1st Negro lodge of US Masons approved, New Jersey
1884   Jules Massenet's opera "Manon," premieres in Paris
1885   Battle at Abu Klea Sudan: 800-1000 killed
1886   Aurora Ski Club, 1st in US, founded in Minnesota
1898   Brown defeats Harvard 6-0 in 1st intercollegiate hockey game
1899   Anglo-Egyptian Sudan forms
1903   1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US & England
1903   New bicycle race "Tour de France" announced
1906   Gerhart Hauptmann's "Und Pippa Tanzt!," premieres in Berlin
1909   Eugene Walter's "Easiest Way," premieres in NYC
1910   Germany & Bolivia ends commerce/friendship treaty
1910   National Institute of Arts & Letters incorporated by Congress
1913   Raymond Poincar‚ installed as president of France
1915   1st German Zeppelin attack over Great Britain, 4 die
1915   Neon Tube sign patented by George Claude
1917   Silvertown Essex's ammunition factory explodes; 300 die
1918   Soviets disallows a Constitution Assembly
1919   "Tidal wave" of molasses 15 m high x 25 m wide kills dozens, Boston
1920   Alexandre Millerand forms French govt
1920   US Senate votes against membership in League of Nations
1921   Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador sign Pact of Union
1922   Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years
1923   WMC-AM in Memphis TN begins radio transmissions
1925   -48øF (-44øC), Van Buren, Maine (state record)
1927   British govt decides to send troops to China
1929   Acadia National Park, Maine established
1929   Clas Thunberg skates world record 500m in 42.8 sec
1932   Charlie Conacher becomes 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, 1st coming at 7 seconds of game
1934   Kenesaw Mountain Landis denies Joe Jackson's appeal for reinstatement
1935   KLM begins flight path between Cura‡ao & Aruba
1937   Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1937   Millionaire Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record (7h28m25s)
1938   GM began mass production of diesel engines
1939   Ernest Hausen of Wisconsin sets chicken-plucking record-4.4 sec
1941   British offensive in Eritrea
1941   British troops occupies Kassalaf Sudan
1942   Japanese forces invade Burma
1942   Titus Brandsma arrested by German occupiers
1943   Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily
1947   SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392
1950   Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Canada CF-100 military plane
1952   NFL takes control of NY Yanks
1952   PGA approves allowing black participants
1953   Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary
1955   "Millionaire" TV program premieres on CBS
1955   "Scrabble" debuts on board game market
1955   1st presidential news conference filmed for TV (Eisenhower)
1956   Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing early baseball at Elysian Field
1957   USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1958   Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League
1960   Eisenhower & Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact
1961   1st episode for "Dick Van Dyke Show" is filmed
1964   AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 27-24
1964   KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966   Indira Gandhi elected India's 3rd prime minister
1966   Neil Simons, Coleman & Fields' musical "Sweet Charity," premieres
1966   Tippetts cantate "Vision of St Augustine," premieres in London
1967   Herr Karl Tausch writes shortest will "Vse Zene" (All to wife)
1968   WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
1969   AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-25
1969   Joanne Carner wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
1969   NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 10-7
1970   Dutch bishops says he is in favor of married priest
1970   Nixon nominates G Harold Carswell to Supreme Court (fails)
1970   UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist
1971   "No, No Nanette" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 861 performances
1971   24th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 2-1 at Boston
1971   Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is played at Charles Manson trial
1971   NHL Writers' Assn renamed Professional Hockey Writers' Assn
1972   Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn elected to Hall of Fame
1974   Belgium govt of Leburton falls
1974   Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA-record 88-game basketball win streak
1975   4 mail truck assault on El Al B-747 in Paris, escape to Iraq
1975   Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Colgate Golf Triple Crown
1977   Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame
1977   Pres Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose)
1977   World's largest crowd-12.7 million-for Indian religious festival
1978   Eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame
1978   Judge William H Webster appointed head of FBI
1979   John N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison
1981   Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide
1981   US & Iran sign agreement to release 52 American hostages
1982   Aust-WI one-day game that produced a Privy Council libel case
1982   Heater explodes at Star Elementary School-Okla, kills 6 kids & teacher
1983   Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia
1984   Calif Supreme Court rejects quadriplegic Elizabeth Bouvia, who wants to starve herself to death in a public hospital
1984   Francesco Moser bicycles world record time: 50,808 km
1985   "Born In The USA" by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9
1985   4 die in a car & train crash in Buda Ill
1986   Cerebral Palsy telethon
1986   Israeli premier Simon Peres visits Netherlands
1986   Spain recognizes Israel
1987   Guy Hunt becomes Alabama's 1st Republican governor since 1874
1988   "48 Hours" premiers on CBS-TV
1989   Pres Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon
1990   Test debut of Mushtaq Ahmed, v Australia at Adelaide
1991   42nd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 11-5 at Chicago
1991   48th Golden Globes: Dances with Wolves
1991   Eastern Airlines shuts down operation
1991   Jumbo Tsuruta beats Stan Hansen to win All Japan Triple Crown title
1991   Sgt Slaughter defeats Ultimate Warrior for WWF championship belt
1992   "City of Angels" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 878 performances
1992   Cerebral Palsy telethon raises 23,500,000
1992   IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992
1992   Nature Boy Ric Flair becomes WWF champ at Royal Rumble
1992   Rowdy Roddy Piper beats Mountie to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
1993   Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal
1993   Oakland A's unveil new elephant logo
1993   Robert M Gates, ends term as 15th director of CIA
1993   STS-54 (Endeavour) lands
1994   -20øF (-29øC) (5:32 AM) coldest day ever recorded in Cleveland Ohio
1994   -36øF (-38øC) in New Whiteland, Indiana (state record)
1995   Jean-Claude Juncker (28) sworn in as premier of Luxembourg
1996   NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix
1997   54th Golden Globes: English Patient, Brenda Blethyn & Geoffrey Rush
1997   Cerebral Palsy telethon
1997   Michelle McGann wins LPGA Healthsouth Inaugural

BIRTHS
570   Mohammed, Islamic prophet (Koran)
1200   Dogen Kigen, Japan, Zen teacher, 1st patriarch of the Japanese Soto
1544   Francis II de Valois-Angoulˆme, king of France (1559-60)
1613   Jacques Huyn, composer
1639   No‰l Alexandre, French theologian/historian
1676   John Weldon, composer
1679   Girolamo Chiti, composer
1686   Hakuin Ekakuborn, Japan, Zen Buddhist
1736   James Watt, Scotland, inventor (steam engine)
1736   Laurens P van de Spiegel, Dutch regent/secretary of State 1787-95
1737   Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Fr writer (Paul et Virgin)
1749   Isaiah Thomas, US, printer/editor/publisher/historian
1760   Melchor Lopez Jimenez, composer
1790   Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish historian/poet (Blommorna)
1798   Auguste Comte, philosopher/founder (sociology & positivism)
1802   [Jean] Silvain van de Weyer, 1st Belg min of Foreign affairs (1831)
1806   Vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer
1807   Robert Edward Lee, Stratford Va, General-in-Chief (Confederacy)
1809   Edgar Allan Poe, Boston, author (Pit & the Pendulum)
1813   Henry Bessemer, engineer/inventor (Bessemer engine)
1816   Henry Gray, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1892
1820   John Haskell King, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1888
1827   Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentina, conductor (R fagas)
1830   George Blake Cosby, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1909
1832   Ferdinand Laub, composer
1832   Salvador Giner y Vidal, composer
1837   William Williams Keen, surgeon (brain)
1839   Bohumil Pazdirek, composer
1839   Paul C‚zanne, France, impressionist painter (Bathers)
1851   David Starr Jordan, NY, biologist/university pres (Leland Stanford)
1851   Johannes C Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer
1858   Eugene Brieux, French playwright (Blanchette, Lesson Avaries)
1859   Alice Eastwood, Toronto, botanist (Handbook of Trees of Calif)
1863   Werner Sombart, German fascist (Juden und das Wirtschaftsleben)
1866   Harry Davenport, NYC, actor/director (Her Unborn Child, My Sin)
1868   Gustav Meyrink, writer
1869   Alfred R Zimmerman, mayor (Rotterdam 1906-22)/Dir (League of Nations)
1873   Hans E Blaich, writer
1877   Charles Coburn, Savannah Ga, actor (Devil & Miss Jones)
1879   Marie Koenen, author/wife of Felix Rutten (Wassend Cereal)
1883   Hermann Abendroth, German conductor
1884   Albert Louis Wolff, composer
1887   Alexander Woollcott, NJ, short story writer (Man Who Came to Dinner)
1889   Sophie Taeuber/T„uber-Arp, Swiss sculptor/wife of Hans Arp (Dada)
1892   Olafur Thors, Icelandic PM (6 times, 1942-63)
1897   Natacha Rambova, Salt Lake City UT, costume designer
1897   Ren‚ Victor, Flemish lawyer/knight (Rechtskundig Weekblad)
1899   [John] Herbert Whitton Sumsion, organist/composer
1902   Heinrich Schmist-Barrien, German author (Moorkeerl)
1903   Alfred Lane Beit, connoisseur
1903   Erwin Nyiregyh zi, Budapest Hungary, pianist
1904   James Winston Watts, developer (Frontal Lobotomy)
1905   Anne Schumacher Hummert, radio pioneer
1905   Oveta Culp Hobby, govt official/newspaper publisher/CEO (Houston Post)
1906   Ish Kabbible, [Merwyn Bogue], Penns, comedian (Kay Kyser's Kollege)
1906   Lanny Ross, Seattle, radio singer (Show Boat, The Swift Show)
1907   Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
1910   Willi Schmidt, Germany, director
1912   Francis David Charteris, earl of Wemyss & March/Scottish landowner
1912   Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans, Dutch soc dem chairman (1965-69)
1912   Leonid V Kantorovich, St Petersburg Russia, economist (Nobel)
1913   Phyllis Flowerdew, school Reading text author
1914   Lester Flatt, country musician (Flatt & Scruggs)
1915   Alvy West, Bkln NY, orch leader (Andy Williams Show)
1917   John Raitt, Bonnie Raitt's father/singer/actor (Pajama Game)
1917   Rudolf Maros, composer
1918   John H Johnson, US, publisher (Negro Digest, Ebony, Jet)
1919   Anthony Dexter, [Walter Fleischmann], NB Canada, actor (Valentino)
1919   Dharam Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964)
1920   Javier P‚rez de Cu‚llar, Lima Per£, 5th sec-gen of UN (1982-91)
1921   Patricia Highsmith, [Plangman], US/Swiss writer (Strangers on a Train)
1922   Arthur Morris, cricketer (great Australian lefty opening batsman)
1922   Guy Madison, [Robert Moseley], Calif, actor (Wild Bill Hickok)
1922   Ken Hughes, Liverpool England, director (Casino Royale)
1923   Jean Stapleton, NYC, actress (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family)
1924   7th earl of Carnarvon, English large landowner
1924   Jean Fran‡ois Revel, French journalist/author (Ni Marx ni J‚sus)
1924   Nicholas Colasanto, Providence RI, actor (Coach Ernie-Cheers)
1925   Nina [Mary] Bawden, English author (Afternoon of a Good Woman)
1926   Fritz Weaver, Pitts Pa, actor (Josef-Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin)
1926   Libera Carlier, Flemish author (Action Station Go!)
1928   Dainin Katagiri, Osaka Japan, Zen teacher, associate of Shunryu Suzuki
1928   Edward Gerard Schurmann, composer
1929   Ulu Grosbard, Belgium, actor (Straight Time, Georgia, Falling in Love)
1930   John Waite, cricket wicket-keeper (great South African)
1931   Robert MacNeil, Montreal, news anchor (NBC Weekend News, 1965-67)
1931   Ron Packard, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
1932   Joe Schmidt, NFL Hall of Fame linebacker (Detroit Lions)
1932   Richard Lester, movie director (Hard Day's Night, Help!, Petulia)
1933   Marc F A Andries, Flemish actor (Central Station)
1935   Tippi Hedren, Minnesota, actress (The Birds, Marnie, Bold & Beautiful)
1936   Elliott Schwartz, composer
1936   Ursula Andress, Switzerland, actress (She)
1938   Denny Smith, (Rep-R-OR, 1981- )
1938   Eskil Hemberg, composer
1938   Phil Everly, Brownie Ky, singer (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie)
1940   Barend J du Plessis, S African minister of Finance (1984- )
1940   Mary Mills, LPGA golfer
1942   Michael Crawford, England, Broadway star (Phantom of the Opera)
1942   Shelly Fabares, Santa Monica Calif, actress (Donna Reed Show, Coach)
1943   Janis Joplin, Port Arthur Tx, bluesy rock singer (Down on Me)
1943   Joe Butler, rocker
1943   Margriet Francisca, Dutch Princess
1944   Dan Reeves, NFL Coach (NY Giants, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons)
1944   Pehr Henrik Nordgren, composer
1944   Richard [Erskine Frere] Leakey, Nairobi Kenya, anthropologist
1945   Charles Amirkhanian, composer
1945   Rod Evans, rocker (Deep Purple-Come Taste the Band)
1945   Vadim Abdrashitov, director (Fox Hunt, Parade of Planets)
1946   Alexandr Vladimirovich Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut
1946   Dolly Rebecca Parton, Sevierville Tn, country singer (Dolly, 9 to 5)
1946   Julian Barnes, England, writer (Before She Met Me)
1947   Alessandro Haber, actor (China is Near)
1947   Ann Compton, news reporter (ABC TV)
1948   Harvey Hinsley, rocker
1949   Robert Palmer, Batley England, singer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
1951   Linda Hayden, Middlesex England, actress (Blood on Satan's Claw)
1952   Dewey Bunell, Yorkshire England, rock guitarist (America-Daisy Jane)
1953   Desi Arnaz Jr, LA Calif, actor (Craig-Here's Lucy, Fakeout, Joyride)
1954   Katey Sagal, LA Calif, actress (Peg Bundy-Married with Children)
1954   Steve DeBerg, NFL quarterback (Broncos, Chiefs, Bucs, 49ers)
1955   Simon Rattle, England, orchestra conductor (Birmingham Symph Orch)
1957   Mickael Virtue, rock keyboardist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
1957   Ottis "O J" Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants)
1960   Alfrederick Joyner, E St Louis Ill, triple jumper (Olympic-gold-1984)
1961   Paul McCrane, actor (Hotel New Hampshire, We're Fighting Back)
1961   William Ragsdale, AK, actor (Fright Night, Mannequin 2, Smooth Talk)
1962   Anthony Edwards, Santa Barbara, actor (Mike Monroe-Northern Exposure)
1962   Chris Sabo, Detroit MI, pitcher (Cin Reds, Baltimore Orioles)
1963   Adele Peterson, LPGA golfer
1963   Caron Wheeler, English singer (Soul II Soul-Keep on Movin')
1963   Michael Adams, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
1965   Ricky Reynolds, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
1966   Anthony Young, US baseball pitcher (NY Met, Chicago Cubs)
1966   Ronnie Williams, NFL tight end (Miami Dolphins)
1966   Stefan Edberg, Sweden, tennis player (Wimbledon 1988, US Open 1991)
1966   Sylvain Cote, Duberger, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
1967   Christine Tucci, actress (Amanda Cory-Another World)
1968   Marty Conlon, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
1968   Whitfield Crane, rocker (Ugly Kid Joe-Mad Man, Too Bad)
1969   Andrew Murray Stone, Auckland NZ, Open 470 yachter (Olympics-96)
1969   Junior Seau, NFL inside linebacker (SD Chargers)
1969   Luc Longley, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
1969   Orlando Palmeiro, Hoboken NJ, outfielder (California Angels)
1970   Ghetty Chasun, Erie Penn, actress (Red Lips)
1970   Rick Krivda, Mckeesport PA, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)
1970   T J Mathews, Belleville IL, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1971   Jeff Juden, Salem MA, baseball pitcher (Phila Phillies, SF Giants)
1971   Maurice Hofman, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
1971   Reggie Brooks, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
1971   Shawn Wayans, actor (In Living Color)
1972   Tyrone Wheatley, NFL running back (NY Giants)
1973   Chris Stynes, Queens NY, infielder (KC Royals)
1974   Amaury Telemaco, Higuey Dom Rep, pitcher (Chic Cubs)
1974   Gregory Playfair, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (PSV)
1974   Tarik Oulida, soccer player (Ajax/Seville)
1974   Walter Jones, tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
1975   Natalie Harvey, Australian 3k/5k runner (Olympics-96)
1976   Claire Grech, Miss Malta Universe (1997)
1976   Sky Christopherson, Tucson Ariz, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1977   Anne Miller, Midland Mich, tennis star (1995 Darmstadt Germany)
1977   Taliesin Jaffe, Venice Calif, actor (Willy-Hail to the Chief)
1982   Jodie Sweetin, actress (Stephanie Tanner-Full House)
1993   John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg, son of Caroline Kennedy

DEATHS
639   Dagobert I, king of Austrasia/Soissons/Burgundy/Neustri‰, dies
1479   Johan II, king of Arag¢n/Navarra, dies at 81
1547   Henry Howard, earl of Surrey, army commander/poet, beheaded at 29
1549   Barthout van Assendelft, 1st land advocate of Holland, dies
1576   Hans Sachs, composer, dies at 81
1591   Edmond Auger, French jesuit (under Henri III), dies at about 60
1625   Erhard Buttner, composer, dies at 32
1629   Abbas I, Shah of Persia (1588-1629), dies at 57
1647   Johan van Beverwijck, physician (Treas of Ongesontheyt), dies at 52
1669   Leo Allatios, Greek/Italian theologist/literary, dies at about 82
1692   John Commelin, director of Hortus Botanist (Amsterdam), dies at 62
1729   William Congreve, English dramatist (Love for Love), dies at 58
1747   Johann Bode, "discoverer" of Bode's Law, dies
1795   Maria Teresa Agnesi, composer, dies at 74
1805   Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, composer, dies at 43
1830   Wenzel Thomas Matiegka, composer, dies at 56
1833   Louis-J-Ferdinand H‚rold, French composer (Pr‚ aux clercs), dies at 41
1839   Georg Abraham Schneider, composer, dies at 38
1874   H v Fallersleben, writer, dies at 75
1878   Henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist, dies at 67
1885   Fred Burnaby, English colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle
1893   Julius Eichberg, composer, dies at 68
1894   Fran‡ois Haverschmidt, Dutch writer, dies at 58
1913   David Emlyn Evans, composer, dies at 69
1927   Charlotte MAAVCL, princess of Belg/emp of Mexico (1864-67), dies at 86
1934   Armand Parent, composer, dies at 70
1944   Harold Fraser-Simson, composer, dies at 71
1945   Ernest B Allo, French theologist, dies at 71
1951   Constantin Nottara, composer, dies at 60
1951   Wilhelm Sch„fer, German writer (Mein Leben), dies at 82
1954   Sydney Greenstreet, actor (Maltese Falcon), dies at 74
1962   Snub Pollard, actor (Limelight, Arizona Days), dies of cancer at 72
1965   Frank Reicher, actor (King Kong, Nazi Agent, Son of Kong), dies at 89
1967   Grace Cunard, actress (Untamed, Ressurection), dies at 73
1969   Charles Winninger, actor (Cafe Metropole, Coney Island), dies at 84
1970   Albert M„hll, German writer, dies at 76
1970   Hal March, actor (Atomic Kit, Outrage, Yankee Pasha), dies at 49
1973   Max Adrian, actor (Boy Friend, Her Favorite Husband), dies at 69
1975   Thomas Heart Benson, US artist, dies at 85
1976   Kevin Coughlin, actor (T R Ryan-Mama), killed in hit-&-run at 30
1977   Geraldine Brooks, actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings), dies at 51
1978   Carl Betz, actor (Donna Reed Show), dies at 56
1979   Paul Meurisse, actor (Diabolique, Truth, Suspects, Monocle), dies
1980   Richard Franko Goldman, composer, dies at 69
1980   William O Douglas, member US Supreme court (1939-75), dies at 81
1982   Leopold Trepper, Polish/Israeli spy (WW II), dies at 77
1982   Marc Demeyer, Belgian bicyclist (Paris-Roubaix '76), dies [or 1/20]
1987   Gerald Brenan, English writer, dies at 92
1988   Ballard Berkeley, actor (East meets West), dies at 83
1989   Norma Varden, actress (Loose in London), dies
1990   Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, indian guru, dies at 58
1990   Herbert Wehner, German ex-communist/chairman (1958-73), dies at 83
1991   Don Beddoe, actor (Bullwhip, Loophole, Texas), dies at 87
1991   Glenn Langan, actor (Big Chase, Jungle Heat, Rapture), dies at 73
1991   John Russell, actor/writer (Apache Uprising, Yellow Sky), dies at 70
1993   Chris Street, basketball player, dies at 20
1993   Kees Scherer, Dutch photographer (World Press Photo), dies at 72
1993   Reginald Lewis, CEO (Beatrice), dies of brain cancer at 50
1993   William LeMassena, actor (All that Jazz), dies of lung cancer at 76
1995   Eugene Fuller, polymath/linguist, dies at 80
1996   Bernard Baily, comic artist, dies at 79
1996   Donald Simpson, film producer, dies at 52
1996   Harold Wolpe, sociologist lawyer/S African activist, dies at 70
1997   Adriana Caseloti, voice (Snow White), dies at 70
1997   George Armin Goyder, businessman/social philosopher, dies at 88
1997   James Dickey, poet/novelist, dies at 84
1998   Carl Perkins, singer/songwriter, dies at 65

   
 
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