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YEAR EVENTS
1195   Alexius III Angelus drives out brother Isa„k II as Byzantine emperor
1341   Francesco Petrarca crowned in Rome
1378   Bartolomeo Prignano elected as Pope Urban VI
1455   Alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III
1500   Battle at Novara: King Louis XII beats duke Ludovico Sforza
1513   Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain
1716   Duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia & marries Czar Peter the Great's niece
1730   1st Jewish congregation in US forms synagogue, "Shearith Israel, NYC"
1759   British troops chase French out of Masulipatam India
1766   1st fire escape patented, wicker basket on a pulley & chain
1781   Premiere of Mozart's violin sonata K379
1783   Catharina II of Russia annexes the Krim
1789   House of Representives 1st meeting
1801   Soldiers riot in Bucharest, kill 128 Jews
1802   French Protestant church becomes state-supported & -controlled
1832   Charles Darwin begins trip through Rio de Janeiro
1838   Steamship "Great Western" maiden voyage (Bristol England to NYC)
1848   1st battle at Gioto: Sardinia-Piemonte beats Austrians
1848   Battle at Xaquixaguana, Peru: Pedro de la Gasca beats Gonzalo Pizarro
1861   US mint at Dahlonega, Georgia seized by confederacy
1862   John D Lynde patents aerosol dispenser
1864   Battle of Mansfield, La Federals routed by Gen Richard Taylor
1865   General Robert E Lee surrenders at Appomattox Court House in Virginia
1869   American Museum of Natural History opens (NYC)
1876   Amiliare Ponchielli's opera "La Gioconda," premieres in Milan
1879   Khedive Ismael of Egypt fires French/British ministers
1879   Milk was sold in glass bottles for 1st time
1893   The Critic reports that ice cream soda is our national drink
1898   Battle of Atbara River, Anglo-Egyptian forces crush 6,000 Sudanese
1904   Gr Brit & France sign Cordial Entente concerning colonial matter
1908   Lord Asquith succeeds Henry Campbell-Bannerman as British premier
1912   Steamers collide in Nile, drowning 200
1913   17th amendment, requiring direct election of senators, ratified
1913   Opening of China's 1st parliament takes place in Peking (now Beijing)
1914   US & Colombia sign a treaty concerning Panama Canal Zone
1916   Norway approves active & passive female suffrage
1920   LONGA soccer team forms in Tilburg
1931   "White Horse Inn" opens in London
1931   Dmitri Sjostakovitch' ballet "The Arrow," premieres
1933   Manchester Guardian warns of unknown nazi terror
1935   2nd Golf Masters Championship: Gene Sarazen wins, shooting a 282
1935   Bart¢ks 5th String quartet premieres in Wash DC
1935   Works Progress Administration approved by Congress
1939   ACV soccer team forms in Axes
1939   King Zog I of Albania, flees
1940   Germany battle cruisers sink British aircraft carrier Glorious
1941   Joe Louis TKOs Tony Musto in 9 for heavyweight boxing title
1942   A Schoenberg & Tudor's ballet "Pillar of Fire," premieres in NYC
1943   Hakuun Yasutani Roshi, founder of Sanbo Kyodan, receives dharma
1943   Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya convicted of involvement with Mau Mau
1943   Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
1945   Nazi occupiers executed, Nazi general Christiansen flees Netherlands
1946   League of Nations assembles for last time
1947   Largest recorded sunspot (7,000) observed
1948   Soen Nakagawa & Nyogen Senzaki (Zen teachers) meet in SF
1950   "Miss Liberty" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 308 performances
1952   Pres Truman seizes steel mills to avert a strike
1953   Dag Hammarskj”ld chosen as secretary-general of UN
1954   "By the Beautiful Sea" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 270 perfs
1956   20th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Burke Jr wins, shooting a 289
1956   6 marine recruits drown during exercise at Paradise Is SC
1956   M Bandaranaike's People's front wins election in Ceylon
1960   Neth & Germany sign accord concerning war casualties
1961   "Show Girl" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 100 perfs
1961   British liner "Dara" explodes in Persian Gulf, kills 236
1962   Accords of Evian (Algeria) accepted by referendum in France
1963   35th Academy Awards - "Lawrence of Arabia," A Bancroft & G Peck win
1963   Tigers claim young pitcher Denny McLain from the White Sox for $25,000
1964   Unmanned Gemini 1 launched
1966   AFL chooses 36 year old Al Davis as commissioner
1966   Leonid Brezhnev elected secretary-general of communist party
1966   OAO 1, 1st orbiting astronomical observatory, launched
1968   40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of M L King
1968   Baseball's Opening Day is postponed because of M L King assassination
1968   Czechoslovakia Cernik govt forms
1968   New socialist constitution of East Germany takes effect
1968   WKPI TV channel 22 in Pikeville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969   1st Baseball game in Canada - Mont Expos beats NY Mets 10-9
1969   Expansion teams Royals, Expos, Padres & Pilots win their 1st games
1970   "Cry for Us All" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 8 performances
1970   Senate rejects Nixon's nomination of Carswell to Supreme Court
1971   1st legal off-track betting system begins (OTB-New York)
1972   Alvin Kallicharran scores 100* in his 1st Test Cricket innings v NZ
1974   Discovery Island opens
1974   Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 715th HR, breaks Babe Ruth's record
1975   47th Academy Awards - "Godfather II," Ellen Burstyn & Art Carney win
1975   Frank Robinson debuts as 1st black baseball mgr (Cleve, beats NY 5-3)
1977   Israel premier Rabin resigns
1979   "Carmelina" opens at St James Theater NYC for 17 performances
1979   204th & final episode of "All in the Family"
1979   8th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sandra Post
1979   People's Republic of China joins IOC
1980   Islander Potvin's 2 shorthanded goals tie NHL record vs Kings & set NHL rec of 2 shorthanded playoff goals in 1 period
1981   Islanders scored 9 goals against Toronto in playoffs
1982   Penguins 2-Isles 4-Preliminary-Isles hold 2-0 lead
1982   Tracy Caulkins, 19, wins her 36th US swimming title
1984   13th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Juli Inkster
1984   4th Golden Raspberry Awards: Lonely Lady wins
1985   "Leader of the Pack" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 120 perfs
1985   Amdahl releases UTS/V, 1st mainframe Unix
1985   India files suit against Union Carbide over Bhopal disaster
1986   Clint Eastwood elected mayor of Carmel California, Make his day
1989   1-handed pitcher Jim Abbott debut but lasts only 4 2/3 inn
1989   Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart marries producer Burt Sugarman
1990   "Aspects of Love" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 377 performances
1990   "Twin Peaks" with Peggy Lipton premieres on ABC-TV
1990   54th Golf Masters Championship: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 278
1990   King Birendra of Nepal lifts 30-year ban on political parties
1990   Kris Monaghan wins LPGA Red Robin Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
1990   Norwegian Scandinavian Star catches fire; about 170 die
1991   "I Hate Hamlet" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 88 performances
1991   Jockey, Bill Shoemaker, paralyzed in a car accident
1991   Major league umpires & baseball reach a 4-year agreement
1991   Michael Landon announces he has inoperable cancer of pancreas
1991   Oakland A's stadium becomes 1st outdoor arena to ban smoking
1992   "5 Guys Named Moe" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 445 perfs
1992   After 151 years Britain's "Punch Magazine" final issue
1993   Indians' Carlos Baerga is 1st to switch hit HRs in same inn (vs Yanks)
1993   STS-56 (Discovery) launches into orbit
1994   Atlanta Brave Kent Mercker no-hits Dodgers, 6-0
1994   Darryl Strawberry enters Betty Ford clinic
1994   Japans premier Morihiro Hosokawa resigns
1994   Smoking banned in Pentagon & all US military bases
1995   BPAA US Open won by Dave Husted
1995   Oliver McCall beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1996   Bruce Seldon TKOs Tony Tucker in 7 to win vacated WBA boxing title
1997   Microsoft Corp releases Internet Explorer 4.0
1997   STS 83 (Columbia 22), lands
2001   65th Golf Masters Championship:

BIRTHS
1460   Ponce de Le¢n, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida
1533   Claudio Merulo, organist/composer
1582   Phienas Fletcher, poet
1605   Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter
1605   Philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65)
1631   Cornelis de Heem, painter
1642   Gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral
1655   Louis Willem I, Margrave (Baden-Baden)
1692   Giuseppe Tartini, Italy, violinist/composer (Trillo del Diavolo)
1695   Johann C Gnther, writer
1697   Pierre Prowo, composer
1708   Georg Zarth, composer
1726   Lewis Morris, US farmer (signed Decl of Independence)
1731   William Williams, US merchant (signed Decl of Independence)
1741   Jos‚ B da Gama, Portuguese poet (O Uraguai)
1756   Joseph Gehot, composer
1775   Adam A earl von Neipperg, Austrian general/Napoleon's wife Marie lover
1776   Thaddaus Weigl, composer
1783   John Claudius, London England, horticulturist
1798   Dionysios Solomos, poet
1816   Frederick William Burton, painter
1818   Christaan IX, king of Denmark (1863-1906)
1828   George Baird Hodge, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1831   Allard Pierson, Dutch theologiost/philosopher/art historian/poet
1832   Alfred von Waldersee, Prussian fieldmarshal
1843   Asger Hamerik, [Hammerich], composer
1850   William Henry Welch, US, pathologist (founded John Hopkins)
1859   Edmund Husserl, Germany, philosopher (founded Phenomenology)
1869   Harvey Cushing, US, neurosurgeon (blood pressure studies)
1875   Albert I LCMM von Saksen-Coburg, king of Belgium (1909-34)
1878   Rudolf Nelson, composer
1880   Victor Schertzinger, composer/director (Uptown NY)
1881   Fernand Lamy, composer
1885   Dimitrios Levidis, composer
1886   Margaret A Barnes, writer
1887   Walter Connolly, Cincinnati OH, actor (Good Earth, 5th Avenue Girl)
1889   Adrian Boult, Chester England, conductor/composer (BBC Sym Orch)
1892   Richard J Neutra, Austrian/US architect (Who Built America?)
1893   Grace Cunard, Columbus OH, silent screen actress (Resurrection)
1893   Henri Puvrez, Belgian sculptor (Sereniteit)
1893   Mary Pickford, [Gladys Smith], actress (Poor Little Rich Girl)
1895   Bert I Gordon, NY
1895   Sigurdur Thordarson, composer
1896   Karl Hermann Pillney, composer
1897   Herbert Eimert, German composer/musicologist (Glockenspiel)
1898   Achiel H Acker, Belgian premier (1945-46, 1954-58)
1898   Cecil [Maurice] Bowra, British classics expert (Greek experience)
1898   E Y "Yip" Harburg, [Isidore Hochberg], lyricist/librettist
1902   Arthur Wellard, cricketer (big hitting Somerset & England batsman)
1902   Josef Krips, Vienna Austria, conductor (London Symph 1954-63)
1903   Ilka Chase, NYC, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien)
1904   John Antill, composer
1904   John R Hicks, British economist (Nobel 1972)
1905   George Baxter, Paris France, actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged)
1905   Hans Scherfig, Danish marxist/writer (Idealister, Frydenholm)
1905   Helen B M Fennell Joseph, anti-apartheid writer (Side by Side)
1905   Pierre Wigny, Belgian minister of Foreign affairs (1958-61) [or 4/18]
1906   Charles J B Jonckheere, Flemish poet/writer (Mirror of the Sea)
1907   Maurice Stacey, chemist
1908   Neil Lawson, British high court judge
1909   George Dixon, trumpet/sax
1909   Olavi Pesonen, composer
1909   William James Millar Mackenzie, political scientist
1910   George Musso, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)
1910   Wendell Bill, cricketer (NSW bat 1929-36 Century on debut 1930)
1911   Douglas Hyde, socialist/Christian
1911   Emil Mihai Cioran, writer/aphorist
1911   Melvin Calvin, US chemist (photosynthesis, Nobel 1961)
1911   mile M Cioran, writer
1912   Josef Gabc¡k, Czech resistance fighter (attacked Heydrich)
1912   Sonja Henie, Oslo Norway, ice skater/actress (Olympic-gold-1928,32,36)
1913   H Ernst, bishop (Breda Neth)
1914   John Cameron, cricketer (brother of Jimmy WI v-capt 1939 England tour)
1919   [Douglas] Ian Smith, premier of Rhodesia (1964-..)
1920   Carmen McRae (Clark), US jazz singer/pianist (Dream of Life)
1920   Erik Pausin, Austria, figure skating pairs (Olympics-silver-1936)
1921   Alfie Bass, London England, actor (Moonraker, Are You Being Served)
1921   Betty Bloomer Ford, 1st lady (1975-76)/namesake for Betty Ford Clinic
1921   Jan Novak, composer
1921   Virginia O'Brien, LA Calif, actress/singer (Gus, Ziegfeld Follies)
1923   Edward Mulhare, Cork Ireland, actor (Daniel Gregg-Ghost & Mrs Muir)
1923   Franco Corelli, Anconia Italy, tenor (Don Jos‚-Carmen)
1925   Shecky Greene, Chicago Ill, comedian/actor (Love Machine, Combat)
1928   Eric Porter, London England, actor (Antony & Cleopatra, 39 Steps)
1928   John Gavin, LA Calif, actor (Back Street, Psycho, Murder for Sale)
1928   Mary Zeldenrust-Noordanus, CEO (NVSH)
1928   Monty Sunshine, jazz bandleader (Gotta Travel On)
1929   Jacques Brel, Belgium, singer/actor (Pain in the A__)
1929   Renzo de Felice, historian
1929   Walter Berry, Austria singer/ex husband of Christa Ludwig
1929   WIlliam K Everson, film historian
1930   Dorothy Tutin, London, actress (Importance of Being Ernest, Cromwell)
1930   John Bartholomew Tucker, Pa, TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island)
1930   John Reardon, NYC, baritone (Falke-Die Fledermaus)
1930   Julien Van Remoortere, [Piet Mortelman], Flemish writer (Fist)
1930   Mary Moore, principal (St Hilda's College, Oxford)
1932   John Gavin, LA Calif, actor (Felony, Jennifer, House of Shadows)
1933   Fred Ebb, lyricist (Cabaret)
1933   Jaroslav Smolka, composer
1935   Albert G Bustamante, (Rep-D-TX, 1985- )
1935   Donald Thompsett, cricket umpire
1935   Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, epidemiologist (Living legacy award-1984)
1936   Klaus Lowitsch, Berlin, actor (Despair, Marriage of Marla Braun)
1937   Ronald Anthony "Tony" Clegg, property trader
1937   Seymour Hersh, award winning investigative reporter (NY Times)
1938   Barton Keith McLean, composer
1938   Lory Patrick, Beckley WV, actress (Trina-Tales of Welles Fargo)
1938   Mohammad Farooq, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 7 Tests 1960-65)
1940   John Havlicek, Martin's Ferry Ohio, NBA hall-of-famer (Boston Celtics)
1941   Peggy Lennon, LA Calif, singer (Lennon Sisters)
1942   Douglas Trumbull, director (Silent Running, Brainstorm)
1942   Eduard Visser, Dutch writer (Fyffes are now called Chiquita)
1943   Carol Lavell, Fairfax Vt, equestrian dressage (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
1943   J P Kavanaugh, racehorse trainer
1943   Michael Bennett, aids victim/choreographer (Chorus Line)
1943   Robby Weaver, actor (Stone)
1943   Tony Banks, English politician (Lab)
1943   William Garth Morrison, Chief scout
1944   Anthony Farrar Hockley, military historian
1944   Christoph Hein, writer
1944   Hywel Bennett, South Wales, actor (Family Way, Shelley)
1944   Roger Chapman, rock vocalist (Family-Family Entertainment)
1944   Santiago Jimenez Jr, US accordionist (El Mero Mero, Viva Seguin)
1945   Ian White, MEP
1946   Jim "Catfish" Hunter, major-league pitcher (A's, Yankees)
1946   Stuart Pankin, Phila, comedian (Striptease, Congo, Earl-Dinosaurs)
1947   Cindy Pickett, Norman Okla, actress (Guiding Light, St Elsewhere)
1947   Hsiao-hsien Hou, dir (Cheerful Wind, City of Sadness, Puppetmaster)
1947   Steve Howe, London, rock guitarist (Asia, Yes-Roundabout)
1947   Thomas D Delay, (Rep-R-Texas, 1985- )
1948   Gerald McRaney, Collins Miss, actor (Rick-Simon & Simon, Major Dad)
1948   Richard Alan Litchfield, Mass, bank robber (FBI most wanted)
1949   Jim Lampley, Hendersonville NC, newscaster (Monday Night Baseball)
1952   Adam Woods, rock drummer/pianist (Fixx)
1954   Gary Carter, catcher (Mont Expos, NY Mets)
1954   John Schneider, Mt Kisco NY, actor (Bo-Dukes of Hazzard)
1955   John Campbell, harness racer (3-time winner of Hambletonian)
1959   Franklyn Stephenson, cricketer (great all-rounder)
1959   Martin Weston, cricketer
1962   Izzy Stradlin, [Jeff Isabelle], Lafayette IN, guitarist (Guns & Roses)
1963   Alec Stewart, cricketer (son of Micky/opening bat Occasional WK)
1963   Erica Terwillegar, Nelsonville NJ, lugist
1963   Julian Lennon, John's son/singer (Too Late for Goodbyes)
1963   Terry Porter, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
1964   Biz Markie, rocker (Meteor Man, Townsend Television)
1964   Valinda Hilleary, Littleton Co, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1993)
1966   Robin Wright Penn, Dallas Tx, actress (Santa Barbara, Princess Bride)
1967   Kenneth Charlie Griffith Benjamin, cricketer (WI like his namesake)
1968   Don Davey, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1968   Patricia Arquette, NYC, actress (Ed Wood, Nightmare on Elm Street 3)
1969   Steve Jackson, NFL cornerback (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
1970   Derek D Brown, Wash DC, team handball right wing (Olympics-1996)
1970   Gerald Vaughn, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1970   Harold Bishop, NFL tight end (Cleve Browns)
1971   Edward Fryatt, Rochdale England, Nike golfer (1994 NCAA West Regional)
1971   Marc Peers, Edmonton Alberta, tornado yachter (Olympics-96)
1972   Damon Watts, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)
1972   Isaac Davis, NFL guard (SD Chargers)
1972   Katrina Powell, Canberra Australia, field hockey striker (Olympics-96)
1973   Alex Gonzalez, Miami FL, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
1973   Joel Davis, guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
1973   Walter Nicholas Henry Tongue, Auckland NZ, 50m/100m swimmer (Oly-96)
1976   Jim Farnum, Honolulu Hawaii, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
1981   Rebecca Wilson, Queensland Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
1984   Taran Noah Smith, SF Calif, actor (Mark Taylor-Home Improvement)

DEATHS
217   Caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29
1143   John II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident
1364   Jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44
1492   Lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies
1498   Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27
1537   Willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies
1629   Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar, dies at 50
1697   Niels Juel, Danish admiral (Oland, Moen, Kj”gebocht), dies at 67
1736   Pedro Vaz Rego, composer, dies at 63
1759   Fran‡ois de La Croix, composer, dies at 76
1778   Pieter Teyler van der Hulst, Dutch founder (Teyler Museum), dies at 76
1794   Marie-Jean-Antoine-Nicholas-Caritat, mathematician dies
1844   Ignaz Franz von Mosel, composer, dies at 72
1848   Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, Italian composer, dies at 50
1848   Gaetano Donizetti, composer, dies at 50
1851   John Parry, composer, dies at 75
1853   Jan W Pieneman, historical painter (Battle at Waterloo), dies at 73
1858   Anton Diabelli, Austrian composer/publisher, dies at 76
1861   Elisha G Otis, US elevator builder (Otis), dies at 50
1863   Joseph Netherclift, composer, dies at 70
1865   John Park, composer, dies at 61
1870   Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer, dies at 68
1871   Charles-Louis Hanssens, composer, dies at 68
1889   Henry Jupp, cricketer (scored 63 on Test debut for Engl in 1877), dies
1890   Junius Morgan, philanthropist, dies at 76
1894   Bankim C Chattopadhyaya, writer (Mrinalini, Anandamath), dies at 55
1897   George Garrett, composer, dies at 62
1897   Heinrich von Stephan, UK politician, dies
1902   Sipyagain, Russian min of interior/headed Secret Service, assassinated
1914   Jakub Arbes, Czech author (And‚l Miru), dies at 73
1919   Roland baron E”tv”s, Hungarian physicist, dies at 70
1920   Charles Tomlinson Griffes, US composer (White Peacock), dies at 35
1921   Earnest von Possart, German actor/stage manager, dies
1931   Eric Axel Karlfeldt, poet, dies
1935   Edwin Cannan, economist, dies
1937   Arthur William Foote, US organist/composer, dies at 84
1937   William Henry Hadow, composer (Studies in Modern Music), dies at 77
1938   Harold Baumgartner, cricketer (took 2-99 lefty in test for S Af), dies
1941   EugŠne-Marcel Pr‚vost, novelist, dies
1942   Alfred Mombert, writer, dies
1943   Paul Colin, Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed
1943   Richard Sears, 1st to win US amateur national tennis match, dies at 81
1947   Henry Ford, US industrialist (Ford cars), dies
1948   Josef B Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), dies at 40
1950   Albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Strum), dies at 63
1950   Vaslav Fromich Nijinsky, Ukrainian ballet dancer, dies in London
1957   Frank Chester, cricketer (distinguished 1-armed Engl Test ump), dies
1959   Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian, dies
1963   Len Tuckett, cricketer (no runs no wkts in 1 Test for S A), dies
1965   Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author, dies at 70
1965   Jack Durston, cricketer (one Test for England, 4-102 & 1-34), dies
1965   Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), dies after illness at 78
1966   George Creten, Belgian sculptor/painter, dies at 79
1969   Arthur Walter Kramer, composer, dies at 78
1969   Denton Cooley, got 1st fully artificial heart, dies at 48
1970   Marie V Felix, Prince of Luxemburg, dies
1973   Pablo (Ruiz y) Picasso, Spanish/French painter (Guernica), dies at 91
1976   Phil Ochs, rock producer (Joe Hill), dies at 35
1977   Frank Milan, actor (Witness), dies at 71
1978   Ford C Frick, baseball commissioner, dies at 83
1981   Norman Taurog, dies
1981   Omar Bradley, last US 5-star general, (Normandy) dies in NY at 88
1987   Francis C Denebrink, US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea) dies at 90
1990   Doreen Sloane, dies
1990   Jose De Vega, dies of AIDS at 56
1990   Ryan White, hemophiliac aids sufferer, dies at 18
1992   Nelson Olmstead, dies at 78
1993   Arleen Whelan, dies of stroke at 78
1993   H Earnest, bishop of Breda, dies
1993   Marian Anderson, US contralto (My Lord, What a Morning), dies at 96
1994   Frank Wells, president (Disney), dies in helicopter crash
1994   Irene Eisinger, singer, dies at 91
1994   Kurt Donald Cobain, musician, dies at 27
1994   Walter Arnold, Germ theologist (World council of Churches), dies at 64
1995   Maurice Allom, cricketer (14 Test wickets-NZ debut hat-trick), dies
1996   Basil Hembry, farmer/campaigner, dies at 80
1996   Ben Johnson, cowboy actor (Tex, Dillinger), dies of heart attack at 77
1996   Charles Donald Adams, singer, dies at 67
1997   Laura Nyro, singer, dies of ovarian cancer at 49

   
 
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