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Births   Deaths   Events
390   Brennus & Gauls defeat Romans at Allia
463   Start of Lunar Cycle of Hilarius
622   Moslem Era begins-Mahomet begins flight from Mecca to Medina (Hejira)
622   Origin of Islamic Era (Muharram 1, 1 AH)
1054   Michael Caerularius excommunicated of Constantinople
1099   Crusaders herd Jews of Jerusalem into a synagogue & set it afire
1212   Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa; end of Moslem power in Spain
1251   The Virgin Mary gives Simon Stork a haircut (legend)
1338   German monarch signs Treaty of Rense
1429   Army entered Reims
1429   Joan of Arc leads French army in Battle of Orleans
1439   Kissing is banned in England (to stop germs from spreading)
1519   Public debate between Martin Luther & theologist John Eck
1548   La Paz, Bolivia is founded
1573   Alva demands submission of Zealand/Holland
1618   Capt John Gilbert patents 1st dredger in Britain
1659   Princess Henriette C of Orange-Nassau weds monarch Johan George II
1661   1st banknotes in Europe were issued by Bank of Stockholm
1683   Turkish troops under Kara Mustafa attain Vienna
1769   Father Junipero Serra founds Mission San Diego, 1st mission in Calif
1775   John Adams graduates Harvard
1782   Mozart's opera "Das Entfhrung aus dem Serail," premieres in Vienna
1790   Congress establishes District of Columbia
1798   US Public Health Service forms & US Marine Hospital authorized
1801   Pope Pius VII & 1st consul Napoleon sign concord
1845   NY Yacht Club holds its 1st regatta
1856   Statue of Laurens Jansz Coster unveiled in Haarlem
1857   Sir Henry Havelock arrives at Battle of Cawnpore
1861   Battle of Bull Run, the 1st major battle of the Civil War, is fought
1861   Manassas Campaign [->JUL 22]
1862   David G Farragut is 1st rear admiral in US Navy
1863   Utrecht-Swells railway opens
1867   Amstel Hotel, "the dignified old lady" opens in Amsterdam
1867   D R Averill patents ready-mixed paint
1867   Joseph Monier patents reinforced concrete
1894   Many negro miners in Alabama killed by striking white miners
1894   Treaty of Aoki-Kimberley signed between Japan & England
1895   Archie MacLaren completes cricket 424 for Lancs v Somerset at Taunton
1902   John McGraw named manager of NY Giants
1902   Test Cricket debut of K S Ranjitsinhji v Australia, at Old Trafford
1904   Islands of Manu'a group (Samoa) ceded to US by their chiefs
1909   Det & Wash play longest scoreless game in AL history-18 innings
1912   Naval torpedo launched from an airplane patents by B A Fiske
1914   Socialist conference in Brussel (Kautsky, Trotski & Rosa Luxemburg)
1920   15th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in Auckland (5-0)
1920   China joins the League of Nations
1920   Gen Amos Fries appointed 1st US army chemical warfare chief
1920   Ruth sets season home run record with 30 en route to 54
1924   Conference over German recovery payments begins in London
1924   NY Giants George Kelly is 1st to hit HRs in 6 cons games
1926   Jaspar govt asks authority to save Belgian franc
1926   National Geographic takes 1st natural-color undersea photos
1927   Augusto Sandino begins 5«-year war against US occupation of Nicaragua
1934   Bradman scores 140 Aust v Yorkshire, 120 mins, 22 fours 2 sixes
1935   1st automatic parking meter in US installed (Oklahoma City, Ok)
1936   1st x-ray photo of arterial circulation, Rochester, NY
1936   NY Giants are 10« games back in NL, & go on to win pennant
1938   21st PGA Championship: Paul Runyan at Shawnee CC Shawnee-on-Del Pa
1940   NSB'er Woudenberg appointed as NVV-trustee
1941   100øF (38øC) highest temperature ever recorded in Seattle Wash
1941   Joe Dimaggio goes 3 for 4, hitting in his 56th straight game
1942   French police arrest 13,152 Jews in Paris
1942   Jews transported from Holland to extermination camp
1944   Dodgers score 8 unearned runs against Braves to win 8-5 & break their 16-game losing streak, they will lose another 5 in a row
1945   1st atomic bomb detonated, Trinity Site, Alamogordo, New Mexico
1945   Australian Services win 3rd Victory Test Cricket by 4 wickets
1945   Cruiser Indianapolis leaves SF with atom bomb
1946   Attempt made to recall Mayor Lapham (1st time in SF history)
1946   US court martials 46 SS to death (Battle of Bulge crimes) in Dachau
1947   Bobo Newsom wins 200th game, 1st as a Yankee & Yanks 18th straight In nightcap Vic Rashi extends streak to 19
1948   Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Phila, NY Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott & Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger
1950   Single day 16 team HR record set at 37 (NL-25, AL-12)
1950   Uruguay beats Brazil 2-1 for soccer's 4th World Cup in Rio de Janeiro
1951   1st Dutchman to win Tour de France (Wim Van Est)
1951   King Leopold III, of Belgium, abdicates
1951   Len Hutton scores his 100th 100, Yorks v Surrey at The Oval
1951   Novel "Catcher in Rye" by JD Salinger published
1953   KROC (now KTTC) TV channel 10 in Rochester, MN (NBC) 1st broadcast
1955   "Golden Horseshoe Revue" 1st of 50,000+ performances, Disneyland
1956   Detroit Tigers & Briggs Stadium sold for then record $5.5 million
1956   Karelo-Finnish SSR becomes part of Russian SFSR
1956   King Faisal of Iraq begins visit to England
1956   Last Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus under a canvas tent
1957   Marine Maj John Glenn sets transcontinental speed record (03:28:08)
1960   205,000 (record sports attend) see Brazil-Uruguay World Cup soccer
1960   George Crowe sets record of 12 pinch hit HRs with a runner on
1961   Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Tippecanoe Golf Open
1961   Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 2"
1962   NASA civilian Test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m
1963   Amazon carries 190,000 m3/sec (record)
1964   Republicans convention selects Barry Goldwater as pres candidate
1965   Mount Blanc Road tunnel between France & Italy opens
1966   "Half a Sixpence" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 512 perfs
1967   Mickey Wright wins Lady Carling Golf Open
1967   Prison brawl ignites barracks, killing 37 (Jay, Florida)
1969   Apollo 11, carrying 1st men to land on Moon, launched
1970   Iraq's constitution goes into effect
1970   Reds spoil Pirates debut in Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium, 3-2
1971   Franco points prince Juan Carlos as deputy in Spain
1972   Dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes 269th patriarch of Constantinople
1972   Smokey Robinson & Miracles final live performance
1973   During Watergate hearings, Butterfield reveals existence of tapes
1975   Commissioner Bowie Kuhn is reelected for a 7-year term
1976   Rock duo Loggins & Messina break-up after 6 years
1977   Janelle Commissiong, of Trinidad & Tobago, crowned 26th Miss Universe
1978   Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
1979   Premier/pres al-Bakr of Iraq is succeeded by Saddam Hussein
1980   Polish railway workers block railway to Russia
1980   Ronald Reagan nominated for Pres by Republicans in Detroit
1981   India performs nuclear Test
1981   Shukuni Sasaki spins 72 plates simultaneously
1982   George P Shultz sworn in as minister of Foreign affairs
1982   NASA launches Landsat 4 to thematic map the Earth
1982   Sun Myung Moon sentenced to 18 months for tax fraud
1983   20 killed in Britain's worst helicopter accident
1985   56th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-1 at Humphrey Metrodome, Minn
1985   All star MVP: LaMarr Hoyt (SD Padres)
1985   Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent
1985   F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record of 1152 kph (716 mph)
1987   Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season & ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league reco
1987   Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1987   Said Aouita runs world record 2000m (4:50.81)
1988   Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec
1988   Florence Joyner runs 100 m in women's world record 10.49 seconds
1988   Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women's heptathlete record of 7,215 pts
1988   Michael J Fox marries Tracy Pollan
1988   San Antonio (Texas League) beats Jackson 1-0 in 26 innings
1988   Wayne Gretzky (NHL) & Janet Jones (Police Acad 5) wed in Edmonton
1989   44th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King
1990   400 die in a (7.7) earthquake in Philippines
1990   Bridgette LeAnn Wilson, 17, of Oregon, 8th crowned Miss Teen USA
1990   Civil trial by parents of Suicide victims against Judas Priest begins
1990   NYC's Empire State Building catches fire-No fatalities
1990   Rick Dee's "Into the Night," premieres on ABC-TV
1990   Ukraine declares independence
1993   President Lissouba calls emergency rule in Congo-Brazzaville
1993   S van Ruysdael's "Winter Landscape" sold for œ705,500 in London
1993   SF outfielder Darren Lewis sets record of 267 consec errorless games
1994   "Sisters Rosensweig" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 556 perfs
1994   1st parts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hits Jupiter (until July 22nd)
1994   3 tenors-Placid Domingo, Luciano Parvoti, Jose Carreras, perform in LA
1994   Anna Nicole Smith (26) weds « billionaire J Howard Marshall II (89)
1994   Baseball Night in America premieres (no Saturday day games)
1994   Comet Shoemaker-Levy collides with Jupiter
1994   Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL home game (vs Toronto Argonauts)
1994   Spanish fishing boats sink a French fishing boat over fishing rights
1994   Sweden shuts out Bulgaria 4-0, to finish 3rd in the World Cup
1995   "Buttons on Broadway" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 40 perfs
1995   "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" closes at Plymouth NYC after 55 perfs
1995   13th Seniors Players Golf Championship: J C Snead
1995   50th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Annika Sorenstam
1997   Jerold Mackenzie awarded $266M for being fired from Miller Brewing for sexual harrassment for relaying a Seinfeld episode to a

1571   Theodoor Galle, Flemish engraver, baptized
1704   John Kay, England, machinist, invented flying shuttle
1715   Charles, Prince de Rohan-Soubise, marshal of France
1722   Joseph Wilton, sculptor
1723   Joshua Reynolds, England, portrait painter (Simplicity)
1725   Georg Simon Lohlein, composer
1728   Henri Moreau, composer
1746   Giuseppe Piazzi, Italian monk/discoverer (1st asteroid-Ceres)
1796   Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, painter
1801   Julius Plcker, German mathematician/physicist (Plcker formulas)
1821   Mary Baker Eddy, founded Christian Science (Science & Health)
1822   Luigi Arditi, violinist/composer
1823   James Isham Gilbert, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1829   Robert Brown Potter, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1887
1834   Carlo Angeloni, composer
1834   Peter Leyten, bishop of Breda (1885-1914)
1839   Philipus J Hoedemaker, Dutch theologist
1848   Henri[cus A] Viotta, Dutch conductor/composer (Lexicon of Music)
1855   Charles Francis Abdy Williams, composer
1858   EugŠne Ysaije, Belgium, violinist/conductor/composer (Pierill Hou‹ou)
1860   Jens Otto Harry Jespersen, linguist/philologist
1862   Ida Bell Wells-Barnett [Iola], US civil rights activist
1865   George A Birmingham, [Rev James Owen Hannay], novelist
1872   Roald Amundsen, Norway, explorer, discovered South Pole
1877   B‚la Schick, Hungarian/US children artist (Serum Krankheit)
1882   Edward Earle, Toronto Ont, actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight)
1882   Felix Locher, Switzerland, actor (Frankenstein's Daughter)
1887   "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, black sox player (Say it aint so, Joe)
1888   Frits Zernike, invented phase-contrast microscope (Nobel 1953)
1888   Percy Kilbride, SF CA, actor (Egg & I, Ma & Pa Kettle)
1896   Mauritius R J Dekker [Boris Robazki], Dutch writer (Merkteken)
1896   Trygve Halvdan Lie, Norway, 1st UN secretary general (1946-52)
1899   Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st black female district attorney (NY)
1901   Fritz Mahler, composer
1903   Mary Philbin, Chicago IL, actress (Phantom of the Opera)
1904   Goffredo Petrassi, Zagarolo Italy, composer (Beatitudines)
1904   Leo Joseph Suenens, Cardinal (Belgium)
1907   Barbara Stanwyck, Bkln, actress (Dynasty II, Big Valley, Thorn Birds)
1907   Orville Redenbacher, popcorn King (Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet)
1908   Aruna Asaf Ali, politician
1908   Maurice Adams, surgeon/British rear admiral
1909   Geoffrey Bryan Bentley, moral theologian
1909   John Edward "Teddy" Buckner, trumpeter
1910   Stan McCabe, cricketer (exciting NSW & Australian batsman of 30's)
1911   Ginger Rogers, [Virginia McMath], Independ Mo, dancer (Gay Divorcee)
1911   Sonny Tufts, [Bowen Charleston Tufts II], Bost, actor (Variety Girl)
1912   Ray Barr, NYC, pianist (Vincent Lopez Show)
1913   Hugh Ford, FRS mechanic engineer
1913   Peter Van Eyck, Steinwehr Germany, actor (Brain, Wages of Fear)
1915   Barnard Hughes, Bedford Hills NY, (Tron, Where's Poppa, Best Friends)
1915   Baroness Llewelyn-Davies of Hastoe, deputy speaker (House of Lords)
1915   Edward Miller, Master (Fitzwilliam College Cambridge)
1916   Harold Locke, archdeacon of Loughborough
1917   William Bishop, Oak Park Ill, actor (Steve-It's a Great Life)
1919   Charles Graham, lord-lt of Cumbria UK
1920   Anwar Hussain, cricketer (four Tests for Pakistan v India 1952-53)
1921   Bernard Rogers, supreme Allied commander Europe
1921   Trevor Williams, scientific consultant
1923   Reginald Prentice, British government minister
1924   Bess Myerson, Bronx NY, 1st Jewish Miss America (1945)
1925   Phillip Pine, Hartford Ct, actor (Set-Up, Under the Ground)
1926   Brian Howard, deputy chairman (Marks & Spencer)
1926   Philip Randle, biochemist
1927   John Freeland, Legal advisor UK foreign office
1927   John Warr, England, cricket bowler (avg 281)/president (MCC)
1927   Shirley Hughes, author/illustrator
1928   Bella Davidovich, Baku Russia, pianist (Chopin, Beethoven, Ravel)
1928   James Kilfedder, MP (Ulster Popular Unionist)
1928   Ray Thornton, (Rep-D-Arkansas)
1928   Robert Sheckley, US, sci-fi author (10th Victim, Mindswap)
1929   Michael Morland, High court judge
1930   Anne Francis, Ossining NY, actress (Honey West, Forbidden Planet)
1930   John Everett Watts, composer
1930   Michael Bilirakis, (Rep-R-Florida, 1983- )
1931   Caroline Blackwood, writer
1932   John Chilton, jazz trumpeter
1932   Milly Vitale, Rome, actress (7 Little Foys, War & Peace, Juggler)
1932   Oleg Protopopov, Russia, olympic pairs skater (Gold 1964, 68)
1932   [Dick] Richard L Thornburgh, Penn, US Attorney General (1988-93)
1933   Sollie McElroy, R&B singer (Flamingos-Golden Teardrops)
1934   Donald Payne, (Rep-D-New Jersey)
1935   Tom Rosenthal, publisher/British broadcaster
1936   Buddy Merrill, Torrey Utah, guitarist (Lawrence Welk Show)
1936   V Subramanya, cricketer (Indian batsman in nine Tests mid-60's)
1937   Richard Bryan, (Sen-D Nevada)
1938   Anita Brookner, art historian/novelist
1938   Thorkell Sigurbjornsson, composer
1939   Corin Redgrave, London, actor (Excalibur, Man For All Seasons)
1939   Marion Pitt, social worker/writer
1939   Mary Parkinson, British broadcaster
1939   William Bell, [Yarborough], US singer (Tryin' to Love Two)
1940   Tony Jackson, Liverpool, rock bassist/vocalist (Searchers)
1941   George Young, MP/British minister of housing & planning
1941   Hans Wiegel, Dutch commissioner of the queen (Frisia)
1941   Jan G H Krajenbrink, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
1942   Desmond Dekker, [Dacris], Jamaica, reggae pioneer (Aces-Israelites)
1942   Frank Field, MP (Labour)
1942   Margaret Smith Court, Australia, tennis pro (1970 Grand Slam)
1943   Jimmy Johnson, NFL coach (Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins)
1943   Stanley Gebler Davies, journalist/drinker
1945   Barry Dudleston, cricket umpire
1945   Diana Warwick, leader (Assn of University Teachers)
1945   Jos Stelling, director (Pointsman)
1945   Kellie Everts, Kalv Germany, Miss nude Universe (1968)
1947   O[renthal] J[ames] Simpson, SF, NFL running back (Buf Bills)/actor
1947   Roelof P Meyer, S Afr under minister of Law & Order etc
1947   Tom Boggs, rock drummer (Box Tops)
1948   Pinchas Zukerman, Tel Aviv Israel, violinist/violist (Leventritt 1967)
1948   Rub‚n Blades, salsa singer/actor (Critical Condition, Last Fight)
1949   Alan "Fitz" Fitzgerald, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Night Ranger)
1949   Cyndy Garvey, Detroit, wife of Steve Garvey, talk show host (AM LA)
1949   Ray Major, rock guitarist (British Lions)
1950   Camille Saviola, Bronx NY, actress (Nightlife)
1950   Valery Yevgenyevich Maksimenko, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
1951   Esther M Friesner[-Stutzman], US, sci-fi author (Witchwood Cradle)
1951   Lorraine Chase, actress/model (Lame Ducks, Love & Bullets)
1952   Phillip Carrick, cricketer
1952   Stewart Copeland, Alexandria Egypt, drummer (Police-Roxanne)
1953   Mickey Rourke, boxer/actor (Wild Orchid, Barfly)
1953   Philece Sampler, San Angelo, Tx, actress (Donna Love-Another World)
1956   Ian Curtis, English rock vocalist (Joy Division-Transmission)
1957   Alan Donnelly, MP (Labour)
1957   Wlodi Smolarek, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
1958   Michael Flatley, Chicago Ill, Irish choreographer (Lord of Dance)
1959   Gary Anderson, NFL kickerk (Phila Eagles)
1960   Eus van Someren, pop guitarist (Scene, Blaauw)
1960   Gisela Beyer, German DR, discus thrower (Olympics-4th place-1980)
1960   Terry Pendleton, LA Calif, infielder (Florida Marlins)
1961   Leila Kenzle, Patchogue LI NY, actress (Fran Devanow-Mad About You)
1963   Mikael Pernfors, Sweden, tennis star
1963   Phoebe Cates, Manhattan NY, actress (Fast Times at Ridgemount High)
1964   Miguel Indur in, Spanish bicyclist (Tour de France winner 1991-95)
1965   Charles Smith, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
1965   Claude Lemieux, Buckingham Que, NHL forward (Team Canada, Colorado)
1966   Bonnie Bright, Redondo Beach CA, WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17th-)
1966   Chip Lohmiller, NFL kicker (NO Saints)
1966   Jyrki Lumme, Tampere Fin, NHL defenseman (Canucks, Finland Oly-B-98)
1966   Warren Sallenback, South Surrey BC, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1967   Roger Duffy, NFL guard/center (NY Jets)
1968   Ariel Solomon, NFL center/guard (Pitts Steelers)
1968   Barry Sanders, NFL running back (Detroit Lions, 1988 Heisman Trophy)
1968   Eric Jonassen, WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1969   Rain Pryor, actress (Head of the Class)/daughter of Richard
1970   Fabio Casartelli, cyclist
1970   Phil Graham, Halifax Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics-96)
1970   William Van Landingham, Columbia TN, pitcher (SF Giants)
1971   Chris Thomas, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)
1971   Corey Feldman, Encino Calif, actor (License to Drive, Stand by Me)
1972   Aaron Glenn, NFL cornerback/kick returner (NY Jets)
1972   Mindy Carson, NYC, vocalist (Club Embassy, Ford Star Revue)
1973   Karla Beteta, Miss Universe-Guatemala (1996)
1973   Shaun Pollock, cricketer (son of Peter South African Test quick 1995-)
1974   Michelle Chandler, Australian basketball point guard (Olymp-bronze-96)
1975   Jonathan Zwinkel, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
1976   Anna Smashnova, Minsk Russia, tennis star (1993 Futures-Erlangen GER)
1976   Michael Petkovic, Australian soccer goalie (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1978   Stephanie Lee Hamilton, Williston ND, Miss America-ND (1997)
1979   Kim[berly] Rhode, Whittier Calif, double trap (Olympics-gold-1996)

276   Mark Annius Florianus, emperor of Rome (276), murdered
599   Monulphus, bishop of Tongeren-Maastricht (St Servaaskerk), dies
1099   El Cid, [Rodrigo D¡az de Vivar], Span general strategist, dies at 59
1139   Walram II, duke of Limburg/Neth-Lutherans, dies
1216   Innocent III, [Lotario di Segni], Italian Pope (1198-1216), dies
1482   John van Schaffelaar, Gelders knight, dies
1557   Anne of Cleeves, queen of England/4th wife of Henry VIII, dies at 41
1590   Bartholomaeus a Martyribus, [Fernandez], pontiff of Portugal, dies
1647   Massaniello, [Tommaso Aniello], Napolitan rebel, murdered
1664   A Gryphius, writer, dies at 47
1691   Fran‡ois-Michel Le Tellier, marquis de Louvois, statesman, dies
1698   Cristoph Kaldenbach, composer, dies at 84
1729   Johann David Heinichen, composer, dies at 46
1730   Elijiah Fenton, poet, dies
1736   Thomas Yalden, poet/fable writer, dies
1747   Giuseppe Maria Crespi, painter/etcher, dies
1762   Jacques Hotteterre, composer, dies at 87
1764   Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia (1740-41), murdered at 23
1782   Louise Ulrike, queen of Sweden/wife of Adolf Frederik, dies at 61
1827   Josiah Spode, potter, dies
1843   Hubert MAJ van Asch van Wijck, politician, dies at 68
1857   Pierre-Jean de B‚ranger, poet, dies
1864   Victor JB Girardey, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 27
1868   Louis-Francois Dauprat, composer, dies at 87
1886   Ned Buntline, [Edward Zane Carroll Judson], author, dies
1887   Nicaise de Keyser, Flemish painter (Battle at Woeringen), dies at 73
1889   Michele Amari, Italian historian/minister of Education, dies at 83
1890   Gottfried Keller, novelist/poet, dies
1896   Edmond-Louis-Antoine Huot de Goncourt, novelist, dies at 74
1896   William Hamilton Gibson, illustrator/author/novelist, dies
1897   Levin Goldschmidt, German business law expert, dies
1916   Ilja [Elias] Metsjnikov, Russ bacteriologist (Nobel 1908), dies
1916   Ludwig P Scharwenka, German composer (Album Polonaise), dies at 70
1916   Victor Alexander Haden Horsley, physician, dies
1917   Ludwig Philipp Scharwenka, Ger composer (Album Polonaise), dies at 70
1923   Louis M A Couperus, poet/writer (Books of Small Soles), dies at 60
1931   Charles Studd, cricketer (5 Tests for England 1882-83), dies
1939   Beatrice Erskine Lane Suzuki, Zen student, dies
1944   John Post, Dutch farmer/resistance fighter (passage fight), executed
1953   Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc, author (Path to Rome), dies at 82
1955   Jean de Merode, [Marie-Louise Courtenay], Belgian princess, dies at 81
1960   Albrecht von Kesselring, German fieldmarshal (Italy), dies at 74
1960   John Phillips Marquand, novelist, dies at 66
1961   [Louise] Sophie M E de Vries, actress (English Prof), dies at 88
1962   Jan M Romein, historian (Breaking of Two Ages), dies
1971   H T Tsiang, dies at 65
1972   Giorgio Nataletti, composer, dies at 65
1972   Max Zehnder, composer, dies at 70
1973   Trijntje "Nine" van de Schaaf, author (Fries dorpsleven), dies at 91
1979   James F Mcintyre, archbishop of Los Angeles, dies at 93
1981   Harry Chapin, folk vocalist (Taxi), dies in car crash at 38
1982   Leendert Braat, sculptor/writer (White World), dies
1982   Patrick Dewaere, actor (Catherine & Co), shoots self at 35
1984   Billy Williams, singer (Your Show of Shows), dies at 73
1985   Heinrich B”ll, German writer (Nobel 1972), dies at 67
1985   Wayne King, orch leader (Wayne King Show), dies at 84
1989   Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor, dies at 81
1991   Cornelis Z Forster, [Da Kuneisi], Suriname granman/gaanman, dies
1991   Dwight Weist, Radio actor/film narrator (Radio Days), dies at 81
1991   Frank Rizzo, (Mayor-D-Phila, 1972-80), dies of a heart attack at 70
1991   Robert Motherwell, US painter (Elegies to Spanish Rep), dies at 76
1992   "Gorgeous" George, [Arena], wrestler, dies at 84
1992   Buck Buchanan, NFL defensive lineman (KC Chiefs), dies at 51
1992   Johnny Martin, cricketer (NSW & Australian chinaman bowler), dies
1994   M Vink, surgeon (1st Dutch kidney transplant), dies at 78
1994   Madzy Rollin Couquerque, tennis star/international hockey, dies at 91
1995   Charles Bruck, Hungarian/French/US conductor (Dutch Opera), dies at 83
1995   Eleanore M "May" Sarton, Belg/US writer (Land of Silence), dies at 83
1995   Juan Manuel Fangio, racing Driver, dies at 84
1995   Max Factor Jr, makeup inventor, dies
1995   Mordechai Gur, Israeli general, commits suicide at 65
1995   Patsy Ruth Miller, actress (Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds), dies at 91
1995   Peter Francis de Sautoy, publisher, dies at 83
1995   Stephen Harold Spender, writer, dies at 86
1995   Travis Kemp, dancer/teacher, dies at 91
1996   Alan McGilvray, cricketer (NSW 1933-37, radio commentator 35-85), dies
1996   John Panozzo, drummer, dies at 48

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