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YEAR EVENTS
180   Christenen Cittinus/Donatus/Natzalus/Secunda/Speratus/Vestia sentenced to death in Carthago
561   John III begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Pelagius I
855   St Leo IV ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1054   Emperor Henry III crowns his son Henry IV king
1070   Arnulf III the Hapless becomes earl of Flanders
1203   Venetianen conquer Constantinople, emperor Alexius III flees
1245   Pope bans emperor Frederik II Hohenstaufen for 3rd time
1393   Osmanen occupy Turnovo, Bulgaria
1429   Dauphin crowned king of France
1453   1st battle at Castillon: French beat English troops
1473   Charles the Stout conquerors Nijmegen
1509   Venice recaptures Padua
1549   Jews are expelled from Ghent Belgium
1552   Siena drives Spanish troops out of Verdun
1583   Spanish & Walloon troops conquer Dunkerk
1585   English secret service discovers Anthony Babingtons murder plot against queen Elizabeth I
1596   At 10:30AM Dutch explorer Willem Barents arrives at Novaya Zemlya
1603   Sir Walter Ralegh arrested
1712   England, Portugal & France sign ceasefire [or 19th]
1727   Simon van Slingelandt appointed Dutch pension advisor
1740   Prospero Lambertini chosen Pope Benedictus XIV
1774   Capt Cook arrives at New Hebrides (Vanuata)
1775   1st military hospital approved
1788   Russian fleet destroys Swedish
1794   African Church of St Thomas in Philadelphia, dedicated
1794   Richard Allen organizes Phila's Bethel African Meth Episcopal Church
1821   Spain cedes Florida to US
1841   British humor magazine "Punch" 1st published
1850   Harvard Observatory takes 1st photograph of a star (Vega)
1856   Sunday school excursion train collides killing 46 children (Phila)
1861   Congress authorizes paper money
1861   Manassas, VA Gen Beauregard requests reinforcements for his 22,000 men, Gen Johnston is ordered to Manassas
1862   Naval Engagement at Pascagoula River MS: USS Potomac Expedition
1862   R John Hunt Morgan:Cynthiana, KY CS24 US17 Skirmish at Columbia, TN
1862   United army officially divides corps
1862   US army authorized to accept blacks as laborers
1863   Battle of Honey Springs - largest battle in Indian Territory
1864   CSA President Davis replaces Gen Joe Johnston with John Bell Hood
1866   Italian fleet under adm Persano capture Austrian Fort Lissa
1867   1st US dental school, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, established
1879   1st railroad opens in Hawaii
1890   Cecil Rhodes becomes premier of Cape colony
1893   Arthur Shrewsbury is 1st to score 1,000 runs in Test Cricket
1897   1st ship arrives in Seattle carrying gold from Yukon
1898   Spanish American War-Spaniards surrender to US at Santiago Cuba
1900   NY Giant Christy Mathewson begins career losing to Bkln Superbas
1902   Orioles forfeit to St Louis having only 5 players available to play they then forfeit their franchise back to the AL
1911   Overthrown shah of Persia Mohammed Ali lands on Astrabad with army
1912   IAF (Intl Amateur Athletic Federation) forms in Sweden
1914   Giants outfielder Red Murray is knocked unconscious by lightning after catching a flyball, ending 21 inning game, Giants win 3-
1915   Italian offensive at Isonzo
1917   British Royal family changes its name from Hanover to Windsor
1918   Longest errorless game, Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 21 innings
1919   Finland adopts constitution
1919   Yanks 21 hits, Browns 17 hits Browns win 7-6 in 17, on squeeze play
1922   Cura‡ao harbor workers begin strike under Felix Chacuto
1922   Ty Cobb gets 5 hits in a game for record 4th time in a year
1923   Carl Mays gave up 13 runs & 20 hits in 13-0 lose to Indians
1924   St Louis Card Jesse Haines no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
1925   Tris Speaker, is 5th to get 3,000 hits
1926   Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:11.4)
1929   USSR drops diplomatic relations with China
1934   Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland
1935   Variety's famous headline "Sticks Nix Hick Pix"
1936   Carl Hubbell begins winning streak, beating Pittsburgh 6-0,
1936   Military uprising under Gen Franco/begins Spanish civil war
1938   Douglas (Wrong Way) Corrigan leaves NY for LA, wound up in Ireland
1939   22nd PGA Championship: Henry Picard at Pomonok CC Flushing NY
1941   NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ends in Cleveland
1942   3' of rain falls on Pennsylvania, flooding kills 15
1942   Estimated 34.5" (87.5 cm) of rainfall, Smethport, Pa (state record)
1942   Transport nr 6 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1943   RAF bombs Germany rocket base Peenemnde
1944   2 ammunition ships explodes at Port Chicago, California kills 322
1944   Russian troops cross river Bug/march into Poland
1945   Potsdam Conference (FDR, Stalin, Churchill) holds 1st meeting
1948   Israeli army captures Nazareth
1948   Proclamation of constitution of Republic of (South) Korea
1950   Indonesian troops land on Buru, South-Molukka
1951   King Leopold II of Belgium gives up throne to son Boudouin I
1952   Shah of Persia named Ghavam Sultaneh premier
1954   1st major league game where majority of team is black (Dodgers)
1954   Construction begins on Disneyland. . .
1954   Theodor Heuss re-elected president of West Germany
1955   Arco Idaho becomes 1st US city lit by nuclear power
1955   Disneyland opens its doors in rural Orange County
1958   King Hussein declares himself head of Jordan/Iraqi federation
1958   Peter Shaffer's "Five Finger Exercise," premieres in London
1958   US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Enwetak
1959   2,000 ft long by 1,300 foot wide section of ridge falls into Madis
1959   Dr Leakey discovers oldest human skull (600,000 years old)
1959   River Canyon extending man-made Lake Hebgen by 5 miles. (Montana)
1959   Tibet abolishes serfdom
1961   Ford Frick rules that if anyone breaks Babe Ruth 60 HR record, it must be done in 1st 154 games
1961   John Chancellor becomes news anchor of Today Show
1961   Roger Maris loses a HR (of his 61) due to a rain-out in 5th
1962   East Berliner Peter Fechter flees over Berlin Wall
1962   Robert White in X-15 sets altitude record of 108 km (354,300 ft)
1962   Senate rejects medicare for aged
1962   US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1963   Telstar soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
1964   Don Campbell sets record for turbine vehicle, 690.91 kph (429.31 mph)
1964   Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1965   WLCY (now WTSP) TV channel 10 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (ABC) begins
1966   "It's a Bird... It's Superman" closes at Alvin NYC after 129 perfs
1966   Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1966   Indians set club record by hitting 7 HR in 15-2 win over Detroit
1966   Jim Ryun sets mile record (3m51s3)
1966   Pioneer 7 launched
1967   Monkees perform at Forest Hills NY, Jimi Hendrix is opening act
1967   Race riots in Cairo Illinois
1968   Beatle's animated film "Yellow Submarine" premieres in London
1968   Revolt in Iraq
1970   30,000 attend Randall's Island Rock Festival, NYC
1971   Kathy Whitworth/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Four-Ball Golf Championship
1972   1st 2 women begin training as FBI agents at Quantico
1973   Military coup in Afghanistan; King Mohammad Zahir Shah flees
1974   1st quadrophonic studio in UK is open by Moody Blues
1974   Bob Gibson becomes 2nd pitcher to strike-out 3,000 (Cesar Geronimo)
1974   France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1974   John Lennon is ordered to leave US in 60 days
1975   Apollo 18 & Soyuz 19 make 1st US/USSR linkup in space
1975   Ringo Starr & Maureen Cox divorce
1976   21st modern Olympic games opens in Montr‚al
1976   Indonesian president Suharto annexes East Timor
1977   Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
1978   NY Yank manager Billy Martin & Reggie Jackson fight in dug out
1978   Reggie Jackson refusal to bunt causes mgr Billy Martin to suspend him
1979   50th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-6 at Kingdome, Seattle
1979   All star MVP: Dave Parker (Pitts Pirates)
1979   David Gower 200* in England score of 5-633 v India at Edgbaston
1979   Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza flees to Miami
1979   Sebastian Coe runs world record 3:49 mile in Oslo
1979   Simone Veil becomes chairman of European Parliament
1980   Bolivian military coup; general Garcia Meza becomes president
1980   Ronald Reagan formally accepts Republican nomination for president
1980   Zenko Suzuki becomes premier of Japan
1981   "This is Burlesque" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 28 perfs
1981   Fulton County (Atlanta) grand jury indicts Wayne B William 23 year old photographers, for murder of 2 of 28 blacks killed in At
1981   Humbar Estuary Bridge, UK, world's longest span (1.4 km), opens
1981   Israeli bombers destroy PLO/al-Fatah headquarters in Beirut
1981   Lobby Walkways at KC's Hyatt Regency collapse 114 die, 200 injured
1981   USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1983   112th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 275 at Royal Birkdale
1983   1st USFL championship (Mich Panthers beats Phila Stars 24-22)
1983   Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic
1984   Pierre Mauroy resigns as premier of France
1984   Soyuz T-12 carries 3 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 7
1986   Emmy 13th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 7th time
1987   "Les Miserables," opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo
1987   10 teens die in Guadalupe River flood (Comfort, Tx)
1987   Don Mattingly is 2nd to hit HRs in 7 straight AL games (en route to 8)
1987   Dow Jones closes above 2,500 (2,510.04) for 1st time
1987   Iran & France breaks diplomatic relations
1988   117th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots 273 at Royal Lytham
1988   4 Billion tv-viewers watch Mandela's 70th Birthday Tribute
1988   Colleen Walker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1988   Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 100m woman's record (10.49)
1988   Highest temperature ever recorded in San Francisco, 103øF (39øC)
1989   1st Test flight of US stealth-bomber
1989   Paul McCartney releases "This One"
1989   Reds reliever Kent Tekulve retires after 1,070 appearances
1990   Hussein's Revolutionary Day speech claims Kuwait stole oil from Iraq
1990   Minn Twins become 1st team to turn 2 triple plays in a game but lose to Boston Red Sox 1-0
1990   NY Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer
1990   PLO-leader Jasser Arrafat marries Soha Tawil in Tunis
1992   Slovak parliament asks for self rule
1993   Graeme Obree bicycles world record time, 51,596 km
1994   123rd British Golf Open: Nick Price shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland
1994   Beth Daniel wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
1994   Brazil beats Italy in a shoot out, for their 4th soccer world cup
1994   French youngster (4) becomes Buddhist Lama Tulkou Kalou Rinpoche
1994   Hulk Hogan beats Ric Flair to win WCW wrestling championship
1995   Forbes Mag announces Bill Gates is the richest man in world ($12.9B)
1996   230 people die when TWA 800 crashes outside of NYC
1996   Yank John Weteland blows save after record 24 consecutive saves
1997   STS 94 (Columbia 23), lands
1998   Russia buries tsar Nicholas II & family, 80 years after they died

BIRTHS
1487   Esma'il I, shah who converted Iran from Sunni to Shi'ah
1674   Isaac Watts, England, writer/preacher/hymnist (Horae Lyrican)
1702   Johann Schneider, composer
1744   Elbridge Gerry, (DR) 5th VP (Mass-Gov), invented gerrymandering
1763   Johannes H van der Palm, Dutch theologist/minister of Education
1763   John Jacob Astor, Germany, richest man in US, banker/fur trader
1775   August Harder, composer
1817   Ignace Xavier Joseph Leybach, composer
1827   Frederick A Able, English chemist/inventor (cordiet)
1830   Eelco Refer, linguist (Dictionary for the Dutch translator)
1832   Johan August Soderman, composer
1839   Friedrich Gernsheim, composer
1853   Francesco Fanciulli, composer
1859   Luis Mu¤oz Rivera, Puerto Rico, journalist (founded Federalist Party)
1871   Lyonel C A Feininger, US cartoonist/painter
1873   Antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano (Rigoletto)
1875   Donald Francis Tovey, Eton England, musicologist/composer
1876   Maxim M Litvinov, [Meyer H Wallach], Russian diplomat
1876   Rosa Jackson Lumpkin, Georgia, lived to be 115 (died in 1991)
1876   Vittorio Gnecchi, composer
1878   Henri Zagwijn, composer
1883   Bart de Ligt, anti militarist theologist (Acting Peace)
1883   Mauritz Stiller, Swedish actor/director (Erotikon)
1885   Benjamin James Dale, composer
1888   Shmuel Agnon, Israel, novelist (Day Before Yesterday-Nobel 1966)
1889   Erle Stanley Gardner, US detective writer (Perry Mason)
1894   Mary Clare, London England, actress (Evil Mind, Young & Innocent)
1897   Elbert Parr Tuttle, lawyer/judge
1898   Berenice Abbott, Springfield Oh, photographer (World of Atget)
1900   James Cagney, actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy), hold that grapefruit
1902   Christina Stead, Australia, novelist (Man Who Loved Children)
1903   Valerian Mikhaylovich Bogdanov-Berezovsky, composer
1904   Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor
1905   Norman Waterhouse Lees, jazz fan
1905   William Gargan, Bkln NY, actor (Dynamite, Ellery Queen)
1906   John Carroll, [Julian LaFaye], New Orleans LA, actor (Wolf Call)
1908   Rudolf Petzold, composer
1909   Hardy Amies, London England, royal dressmaker (Queen Elizabeth II)
1912   Art Linkletter, Saskatchewan Canada, TV host (People are Funny)
1912   Pal Kov cs, Hungary, sabres (Olympic-gold-1952)
1913   Everett Helm, composer
1913   Roger Garaudy, French philosopher
1914   Lucille Benson, Scottsboro Ala, actress (Lilly-Bosom Buddies)
1915   Cass Daley, Philadelphia PA, actress (Red Garters)
1915   Dorothy Poynton-Hill, US, platform diver (Olympic-gold-1932)
1915   Esther Williamson Ballou, composer
1916   Eleanor Steber, Wheeling WV, soprano (Metropolitan Opera-1940)
1917   Lou Bourdeau, baseball player/manager (1948 AP Athlete of Year)
1917   Phyllis Diller, Lima Ohio, comedienne (Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number)
1919   Alex Moir, cricketer (New Zealand leg-spinner in 17 Tests 1950-59)
1920   Bill Monroe, New Orleans La, newscaster (NBC-TV, Congressional Report)
1920   Helen Walker, Worcester MA, actress (Brewster's Million)
1920   Juan Antonio Samaranch, chairman (International Olympic Committee)
1920   Rudolf Karpati, Hungary, sabres (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)
1921   Acquanetta, [Mildred Davenport], Wyo, actress (Tarzan & Leopard Woman)
1921   George Barnes, Chicago Hgts, guitarist (Skip Farrell Show)
1922   Donald Alfred Davie, poet/critic
1928   Jean Elizabeth Leuckert Muir, designer dressmaker
1930   Ryohei Hirose, composer
1932   Niccolo Castiglioni, composer
1932   Vince Guaraldi, jazz pianist (Charlie Brown TV specials)
1932   Wojciech Kilar, composer
1933   Tony Pithey, cricketer (brother of David, S African batsman in 17 Test
1934   Donald Sutherland, St John NB, actor (M*A*S*H, Body Snatchers)
1934   Pat McCormick, comedian (Don Rickles Show, New Bill Cosby Show)
1934   Philippe Capdenat, composer
1934   Rainer Kisch, writer
1935   Diahann Carroll, Bronx, actress (Julia, Claudine, Dominique-Dynasty)
1935   P D Q Bach, [Peter Schickele], Iowa, composer (5th of Beethoven)
1937   Jose Ignacio Cabrujas, writer
1938   Stan Bronstein, rocker
1939   Spencer Davis, Wales, vocalist (Spencer Davis Group-Gimme Some Lovin)
1939   Warwick Hutton, artist
1940   Phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$)
1941   Bob Taylor, cricketer wicket-keeper (too often in Knotty's shadow)
1941   Daryle Lamonica, Oakland Raider QB (AFL leading passer 1967)
1942   Connie Hawkins, Harlem Globetrotter/NBA (Phoenix Suns, ABA MVP 1968)
1942   Gale Garnett, Auckland NZ, singer (We'll Sing in the Sunshine)
1942   Spencer Davis, rocker (Spencer Davis Group)
1944   Mark Burgess, cricketer (NZ batsman of the 70's)
1945   Fenneken Fockema Andreae, Dutch actress (Sea Gull)
1947   Camilla Parker-Bowles, London England, Prince Charles' lover
1948   Brian Glascock, rock drummer (Motels-Only the Lonely)
1948   Cathy Ferguson, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1964)
1948   Luc Bondy, Zurich Switzerland
1948   Phillip Harris, rocker
1949   Bill Ward, rocker
1949   Geezer Butler, Birmingham, rocker (Black Sabbath)
1949   Mick Tucker, London, rock drummer (Sweet Harlesden)
1949   Mike Vale, rock bassist (Tommy James & The Shondells)
1949   Terry "Geezer" Butler, Birmingham, rock bassist (Black Sabbath)
1951   Lucie Arnaz, LA Calif, actress (Kim-Here's Lucy, Jazz Singer)
1952   Chet McCracken, Seattle Wash, rocker (Doobie Brothers)
1952   David Hasselhoff, Balt Md, actor (Night Rider, Mitch-Baywatch)
1952   Nicolette Larson, KC MO, rock vocalist (Twins, Lotta Love)
1952   Phoebe Snow, singer (Theme from "It's a Different World")
1952   Robert R[ick] McCammon, US, sci-fi author (Baal, Mystery Walk)
1952   Th‚ Lau, Dutch singer/guitarist/composer (The Scene, Row Row Row)
1956   Bryan Trottier, Val Marie Sask, NHL Center (NY Islanders)
1957   Bruce Crump, rock drummer (Molly Hatchet)
1958   Belinda Carlisle, LA Calif, rock vocalist (Go-Go's-Vacation)
1959   Janet Lynn Kavandi, Springfield Mo, PhD/astronaut (sk:STS 91)
1960   Jan Wouters, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, Bayern Munich, PSV)
1960   Karen Elaine Price, Pasadena Calif, playmate (January, 1981)
1960   Kim Barnett, cricketer (England batsman & occasional leggie 1988-89)
1960   Nancy Giles, NYC, actress (Connie-Delta, Off Beat, Big, Angie)
1960   Robin Shou, martial arts actor (Mortal Kombat, Beverly Hills Ninja)
1960   Scott Norwood, NFL kicker (Buffalo Bills-Superbowl XXV goat)
1962   Jay Barrs, Jacksonville Fla, archer (Olympics-gold-1988, 92, 96)
1963   Denise Miller, Bkln NY, actress (Billie-Archie Bunker's Place)
1963   Matti Nyk„nen, Finnish ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1984, 88)
1964   Heather Langenkamp, actress (Marie-Just the 10 of Us)
1965   Alex Winter, London England, actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)
1965   Ken Evraire, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1966   Michael John Bradley, Largo FL, PGA golfer (1993 Kemper Open-3rd)
1967   Kevin Pritchard, NBA guard (Washington Bullets)
1967   Pearl Sinn, Seoul Korea, LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning Classic-35th)
1969   Tommy Soderstrom, Stockholm SWE, NHL goalie (Sweden, NY Islanders)
1970   Bronwyn Roye, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1970   Mandy Smith, England, rocker (I Just Can't Wait)/wife of Bill Wyman
1971   Calbert Cheaney, NBA forward/guard (Washington Bullets/Wizards)
1971   Daniel Kunce, Sumperk GER, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
1972   Donny Marshall, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1972   Eric Williams, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets, Boston Celtics)
1972   Melissa "Missy" Schwen, Bloomington Ind, rower (Olympics-silver-96)
1972   Michael Lampert, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
1973   Horacio Llamas, NBA center (Phoenix Suns)
1975   Troy Amos Ross, Georgetown Guyana, Canadian boxer (Olympics-96)

DEATHS
924   Edward, the Older, English speaking king (899-924), dies
1025   Boleslaw I Chobry, [the brave], duke/king of Poland, dies
1070   Boudouin VI, count of Flanders/Henegouwen, dies
1345   Jacob Van Artevelde, [Manner Man], Flemish broker, lynched
1510   Edmund Dudley, English minister of Justice/Finance, dies
1510   Tree of Commonwealth, beheaded at about 48
1627   Lieven de Key, Flemish master builder (Vleeshal), dies at about 67
1682   Johann Heinrich Kittel, composer, dies at 29
1709   Pascal Collasse, composer, dies at 60
1746   Anthonie van de Heim, Dutch pension advisor (1737-46), dies at 53
1753   Andr‚-Joseph Panckoucke, French book publisher/merchant, dies
1762   Peter III Fjodorovitsj, Emperor of Russia (1762), dies at 34
1763   Wenzel Raimund Pirck, composer, dies at 45
1764   Johann Mattheson, German composer, dies at 82
1793   Charlotte Corday, murderer (Jean-Paul Marat), is guillotined
1794   Jean-Frederic Edelmann, composer, dies at 45
1826   Joseph Graetz, composer, dies at 65
1838   John Whites, hydraulic engineer, dies at 82
1851   Beni Egressy, composer, dies at 37
1863   James Johnston Pettigrew, US attorney/Confederate, dies at 35
1864   Daniel McCook Jr, US Union-brig-gen, dies at 29
1864   Dirk Dark Curtius, attorney/liberal minister of Justice, dies at 71
1871   Karl Tausig, composer, dies at 29
1875   Gabor Matray, composer, dies at 77
1878   Aleardo [Gaetano] Aleardi, Italian/Aust poet (Tre Fiumi), dies at 65
1901   John Farmer, composer, dies at 64
1903   James A McNeill Whistler, US/Brit writer (Bride Tomorrow), dies at 69
1912   J-Henri Poincar‚, French mine engineer/mathematician, dies at 58
1915   Francesco Fanciulli, composer, dies on 62nd birthday
1918   Aleksei N Romanov, son of tsar Nicolas II, executed at 13
1918   Alexandra Fjodorova, wife of tsar Nicolas II, shot to death at 46
1918   Anastasia N Romanova, daughter of tsar Nicholas, executed at 17
1918   Botkin, personal physician of tsar Nicolas II, shot to death
1918   Charitonov, cook of tsar Nicolas II, shot to death
1918   Demidova, lady in waiting of tsar Nicolas II, shot to death
1918   Maria Romanova, daughter of tsar Nicolas II, shot to death
1918   Nicolas II Aleksandrovitch, last tsar of Russia, executed at 50
1918   Olga Romanova, daughter of tsar Nicolas II, shot to death
1918   Tatyana Romanova, daughter of tsar Nicolas II, shot to death
1918   Trupp, lackey of tsar Nicolas II, shot to death
1922   Heinrich Rubens, German physicist, dies at 57
1928   Alvaro Obregon, general/pres of Mexico, assassinated
1928   Giovanni Giolitti, 5x premier of Italy (1892..1921), dies
1937   Henri-Constant-Gabriel Pierne, composer, dies at 73
1944   Hugh Rigby, English portrait painter (King George V 1928-32), dies
1946   Dragoljub "Draza" Mihailovic, Yugoslav gen (Nazi), executed at 53
1947   Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat in WW II (saved Jews), dies at 34
1953   Bernhard van den Sigtenhorst Meyer, composer, dies at 65
1953   Maude K Adams, US actress (Little Minister), dies
1954   Dirk B Nanninga, painter, dies at 85
1955   Bronislaw Zygmunt Szulc, composer, dies at 73
1957   John Coltrane, rocker, dies of cancer at 30
1959   Billie Holiday, jazz singer, dies of drug OD at 44
1959   Ernest Bloch, Swiss/US composer (Macbeth), dies at 78
1959   Henri Pourrat, French writer (Le chasseur de la nuit), dies
1961   Ty Cobb, baseball great (Det Tigers), dies of cancer at 74
1965   Luiz Cosme, composer, dies at 57
1966   August Baeyens, Flemish composer (Piranesi-suite), dies at 71
1967   Cyril Ring, actor (Duffy's Tavern, Red Hot & Blue), dies at 74
1967   Gertrude McCoy, silent screen actress (Blue Bird), dies at 77
1967   John Coltrane, US jazz sax/composer (Round Midnight), dies at 40
1970   Juano Hernandez, actor (St Louis Blues, Two Loves), dies at 74
1971   Cliff Edwards, "Ukulele Ike", singer (54th Street Revue), dies at 76
1974   Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, pitcher (St Louis Cards), dies at 63
1975   Modoc, the elephant, dies at age 78 (oldest known nonhuman mammal)
1978   Thayer David, actor (Rocky, Roots, Savages), dies at 51
1979   Doug Meintjes, S Afr cricket pace bowler (v England 1922-23), dies
1980   Donald Barry, actor (Mr Gallo-Mr Novak), dies at 68
1984   J Delos Jewkes, singer/actor (Stars & Stripes Forever), dies at 89
1985   Czeslaw Josef Marek, composer, dies at 93
1985   Margo, actress (Rumba, Viva Zapata), dies at 68 of a brain tumor
1988   Bruiser Brody, wrestler, stabbed to death
1990   Bernard Cowan, TV announcer, dies of kidney disease at 68
1993   Ineke Shutter, choreography (Black Girl Goes to School), dies at 61
1993   Scott Salmon, US choreographer (La Cage aux Folles), dies at 51
1993   Vladimir Barmyn, Russian inventor (Stalinorgel), dies at 84
1994   Jean Borotra, [Flying Basque], Fr tennis star (Davis Cup), dies at 95
1994   S‚bastian Piana, Argentine pianist/tango composer, dies at 91
1995   Herbert Hippauf, baseball player, dies at 56
1995   Joe Hutton, northumbrian piper/shepherd, dies at 71
1996   Alan McGilvray, cricket commentator, dies at 85
1996   Amancio D'Silva, musician, dies at 60
1996   Bryan Chas Chandler, musician/manager, dies at 57
1996   Chris Komar, dancer, dies at 48
1996   Geoffrey Alan Jellicoe, landscape architect, dies at 95
1996   John William Fozard, aircraft designer, dies at 68
1996   Paul Touvier, French WW II criminal, dies at 81
1996   Sid Sussman, beauty pageant organizer, dies of heart attack

   
 
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