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Births   Deaths   Events
1085   King Alfonso VI of Castily/Le¢n occupy Toledo on Moren
1241   1st attack on Jewish community of Frankfort-on-the-Main Germany
1522   Emperor Karel I returns to Spain
1632   Albrecht von Wallenstein recaptures Prague on Saksen
1659   Richard Cromwell resigns as English Lord Protector
1660   English King Charles II lands in Dover
1661   King Charles II marries Portuguese princess Catherina the Bragan‡a
1720   "Le Grand St Antoine" reaches Marseille, plague kills 80,000
1721   John Copson becomes America's 1st insurance agent
1784   Jews are expelled from Warsaw by Marshall Mniszek
1787   Constitutional convention opens at Phila, G Washington presiding
1793   Father Stephen Theodore Badin is 1st US Roman Catholic priest ordained
1810   Argentina declares independence from Napoleonic Spain (Natl Day)
1812   Earthquake destroys Caracas Venezuela
1825   American Unitarian Assn founded
1844   1st telegraphed news dispatch is published in Baltimore Patriot
1861   John Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting writ
1862   Battle of Winchester VA
1864   Battle of New Hope Church, GA
1868   Aust Aboriginal Cricket tour of England begins v Surrey Gentlemen
1870   Irish Fenians raid Eccles Hill, Qu‚bec
1876   1st tie in NL history (Athletics & Louisville, 2-2 in 14)
1876   4th Preakness: G Barbee aboard Shirley wins in 2:44.75
1878   Gilbert/Sullivans opera "HMS Pinafore," premieres in London
1887   Gas lamp at Paris Opera catches fire; 200 die
1895   20th Preakness: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 1:50«
1895   Oscar Wilde sentenced to 2 years hard labor for being a sodomite
1898   1st US troop transport to Manila leaves SF
1899   33rd Belmont: R Clawson aboard Jean Beraud wins in 2:23
1900   Eyre M Shaw, 78, becomes oldest gold medalist in Olympics
1904   38th Belmont: George Odom aboard Delhi wins in 2:06.6
1906   After 20 straight wins, Boston Pilgrims lose to Chicago White Sox 3-0
1911   Revolution in M‚xico overthrows President Jos‚ Porfirio Diaz
1914   British House of Commons passes Irish Home Rule
1915   2nd Battle of Ypres ends with 105,000 casualties
1915   Chicago Claude Hendrix no-hits Pitts (Federal League), 10-0
1919   Casey Stengel releases a sparrow from under his baseball cap
1922   Babe Ruth suspended 1 day & fined $200 for throwing dirt on an ump
1923   Britain recognizes Transjordan with Abdullah as its leader
1927   Henry Ford stops producing Model T car (begins Model A)
1928   Amelia Earhart (as a passenger) is 1st woman to fly Atlantic Ocean
1934   B‚la Bart•k's "Enchanted Deer," premieres
1935   Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs Pirates
1935   Jesse Owens equals or breaks 6 world records in one hour
1937   1st airmail letter to circle globe returns to NY
1939   Carl Storck becomes 2nd NFL president
1940   German troops conquer Boulogne
1940   Golden Gate Intl Expo reopens
1941   5,000 drown in a storm at Ganges Delta region in India
1941   Ted Williams raises his batting avg over .400 for 1st time in 1941
1943   Riot at Mobile Ala shipyard over upgrading 12 black workers
1943   Trident conference in Wash DC (operation plan '43 against Japan)
1944   Partisan leader Tito escapes Germans surrounding Bosnia
1945   Arthur C Clark proposes relay satellites in geosynchronous orbit
1946   Abdullah ibn Hussein becomes king of Jordan
1946   Jordan gains independence from Britain (Natl Day)
1947   Coal dust explosion rocks Centralia Coal Co's Mine #5 killing 111
1948   30th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Norwood Hills CC St Louis
1948   SF receives its 1st telecast
1949   Chinese Red army occupies Shanghai
1950   Bkln-Battery Tunnel opens in NYC
1951   NY Giant Willie Mays 1st major league game (goes 0 for 5)
1953   1st atomic cannon electronically fired, Frenchman Flat, Nevada
1953   1st non-commercial educational television station-Houston, Texas
1953   Braves Max Surkont strikes out record 8 Reds in a row
1955   Series of 19 twisters destroy Udall Kansas & most of Blackwell Okla
1956   Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Haurietis aquas
1957   "Shinbone Alley" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances
1959   Khrushchev visits Angola
1959   Supreme ct rules La prohibiting black-white boxing unconstitutional
1960   George Crowe's record 11th pinch-hit HR
1961   JFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade
1961   NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,770 m
1962   Isley Brothers release "Twist & Shout"
1962   US performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)
1962   US unions AFL-CIO starts campaign for 35-hour work week
1963   "Hot Spot" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 43 performances
1963   Early Wynn wins his 300th baseball game
1963   Great Britain ends its amateur-professional classes in cricket
1963   Organization for African Unity formed by Chad, Mauritania & Zambia
1964   16th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore
1964   Frank Gilroy's "Subject is Roses," premieres in NYC
1964   Ground is broken for a new stadium in St Louis
1964   Supreme Court rules closing schools to avoid desegregation unconstitut
1965   Dave Davies of Kinks stumbles & is knocked unconscious on stage
1965   India & Pakistan border fights
1965   Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1965   Roel van Duyn, Martijn Ananar & Rob Faado align in Provo
1966   Peru & Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima; 248 die
1967   Celtic wins 12th Europe Cup 1 in Lisbon
1967   John Lennon takes delivery of his psychedelic painted Rolls Royce
1968   BPAA All-Star Bowling Tournament won by Jim Stefanich
1968   BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Dotty Fothergill
1968   Gateway Arch in St Louis dedicated
1968   Rolling Stones release "Jumping Jack Flash"
1968   Unicorn by The Irish Rovers hits #7
1969   "Midnight Cowboy" released with an X rating
1969   Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
1969   Sudanese government is overthrown in a military coup
1970   3rd ABA Championship: Indiana Pacers beat LA Stars, 4 games to 2
1971   USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1972   Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Ron Stander
1972   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973   Argentine Peronist Hector C mpora installed as president
1973   Borussia M”nchengladbach wins 2nd UEFA Cup at M”nchengladbach
1973   George Harrison releases "Give Me Love" in UK
1973   US launches 1st Skylab crew Kerwin, Conrad, Weitz
1975   29th NBA Championship: Golden Warriors sweep Wash Bullets in 4 games
1975   Cleve's Dennis Eckersley, debuts shuting out the A's 6-0
1975   Joanne Carner wins LPGA American DefenderGolf Classic
1976   Heavyweight Muhammad Ali KOs Richard Dunn in Munich
1977   "Beatles Live! At Star-Club in Hamburg Germany" released
1977   "Brady Bunch Hour," last airs on ABC-TV
1977   Dutch social democratic party wins parliamentary election
1977   Liverpool wins 22nd Europe Cup 1 in Rome
1977   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978   "Star Wars" released
1978   Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
1979   American Airlines DC-10 crashes in Chicago killing 275
1979   Israel begins to return Sinai to Egypt
1979   Raul Gonz les of M‚xico completes 50,000 m walk in record 3:41:38.4
1980   "Musical Chairs" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 15 performances
1980   Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1980   Jacek Wszoka of Poland sets high jump record (7'8")
1981   Al Unser becomes 1st Indy 500 winner to be disqualified
1981   Carl Yastrzemski is 4th to get 3,000 hits (Cobb, Musial & Aaron)
1981   Daniel Goodwin, scales outside of Chicago's Sears Tower in 7 hours
1981   Rangers' Bill Stein sets AL record with 7 consecutive pinch hits
1982   Ferguson Jenkins becomes 7th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters
1982   Iranian troops reconquer Khorramshar
1982   STS-4 vehicle moves to launch pad
1983   "Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars 3) released
1983   1st National Missing Children's Day is proclaimed
1983   Fire in Nassermeer Egypt kills 357
1983   France performs nuclear test
1983   Kirk Gibson (Tigers) & Jorge Orta (Blue Jays) hit inside park HRs
1984   Det Tigers lose to Seattle 7-3 ends record tying 17 consecutive wins
1984   Red Sox trade pitcher Dennis Eckersley to Cubs for Bill Buckner
1985   Allan Border scores 4th successive 1st class 100 (v Derbyshire)
1985   Cyclone ravages Bangladesh; 11,000 killed
1986   30,000,000 watch "Live Aid," a massive benefit concert
1986   7,000,000 Americans form "Hands Across America"
1986   95-year-old woman scores a hole-in-one in Florida
1986   Ferry boat Shamia sinks on Maghna River Bangladesh, 600 killed
1986   Hands Across America - 6 million people hold hands from Calif to NY
1986   KC Royal George Brett gets his 2,000th hit
1986   Laurie Rinker wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1986   Virgilio Barco elected president of Colombia
1988   PSV wins Europe Cup
1989   Eastern Airlines graduates it 1st class of non-union pilots
1989   Mariners trade Mark Langston to Montreal for Randy Johnson
1989   Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President in the Soviet Union
1989   Stanley Cup: Calgary Flames beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
1989   Weird Al Yankovic records "She Drives Like Crazy"
1991   "People Are Still Having Sex," by LaTour hits #35
1991   Israel evacuates 14,000 Ethiopian Jews
1991   Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Minn North Star, 4 games to 2
1992   Jay Leno becomes permanent host of "Tonight Show"
1992   NY Yankees score 9 runs before 1st out in 8th inn, beat Brewers 13-7
1992   Oscar Luigi Scalfaro elected president of Italy
1994   Emmy 21st Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci not nominated
1996   Jennifer Maria Holsten, 18, crowned Miss Filipino-American
1997   Bell Atlantic Senior Golf Classic
1997   David Frost wins Golf's Colonial Final in Ft Worth Texas
1997   Indianapolis 500 race
1997   Minn Twins retire Kirby Puckett's uniform #
1997   Rosie Jones wins LPGA Corning Classic
1997   Todd & Mel Stottlemyre become 1st father & son to win 100 games

1494   Jacopo Pontormo II, Italy, painter (Sepulture of Christ)
1550   Camillus de Lellis, Italian soldier/monastery founder/saint
1688   Christian August Jacobi, composer
1713   John Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute, English premier (1760-63)
1726   Giuseppi Paolucci, composer
1729   Jean de Neufville, Dutch/US merchant (started 4th English war)
1767   Ferdinand Franzl, composer
1767   Friedrich Johann Eck, composer
1779   Henry M Baron de Kock, Dutch officer/politician
1781   Ferdinand K J, archduke of Austria-Este/gov-gen (Sicily)
1803   Ralph Waldo Emerson, US, essayist/philosopher (Concord Hymn)
1818   Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss cultural historian
1821   Diederich Krug, composer
1830   Jules de Geyter, Belgian poet (International)
1839   John Eliot, English meteorologist
1845   William Muldoon, Belfast NY, boxing commissioner (help find PAL)
1847   Alphonse Goovaerts, composer
1847   John Alexander Dowie, [Elijah the Restorer], US, evangelist
1852   Louis FMF Franchet d'EspŠrey, [Desperate Frankey], Fren marshal (WW I)
1865   Frederick Augustus III, King of Saxon (1904-18)
1865   John Raleigh Mott, organizer (YMCA, Nobel 1946)
1865   Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist (Zeeman effect, Nobel 1902)
1877   Billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale)
1878   Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, actor (Stormy Weather, Little Colonel)
1879   W Maxwell Aitken lord Beaverbrook, Canada/English banker
1882   Harry Fox, entertainer
1886   Philip Murray, founded Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)
1888   Miles Malleson, writer/actor (Phantom of Opera, Postman's Knock)
1889   Gilardo Gilardi, composer
1889   Igor Sikorsky, developed a working helicopter
1889   Sverre Jordan, composer
1891   Robert W P Peereboom, Dutch editor in chief (Haarlem Newspaper)
1894   Dirk Vansina, Flemish playwright (Verschaeve Gives Evidence)
1896   Jan N Bakhuizen van den Brink, theologist/church historian
1897   Alan Kippax, cricketer (22 Tests for Australia 1924-34, brilliant bat)
1898   Bennett Cerf, publisher (Random House) panelist (What's My Line)
1898   Gene Tunney, world heavyweight boxing champion (1926-30)
1898   Gustav Regler, writer
1898   Mischa Levitzki, composer
1901   Milenko Zivkovic, composer
1902   Helvi Lemmikke Leiviska, composer
1904   Kurt George Hugo Thomas, composer
1905   Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim)
1905   Joseph C Harsch, Toledo Ohio, newscaster (Background)
1907   Rachel Carson, conservationist/writer (silent springs)
1907   U Nu, premier Burma (1948-58, 1960-62)
1908   David Lean, British director (Lawrence of Arabia)
1908   Theodore Roethke, US, poet (Words for the Wind)
1910   Ernest Anderson, publicist
1912   Eddie Maxwell, singer (Yes We Have No Bananas)
1913   Joseph Peter Grace, businessman
1915   Daniel Wolf, journalist
1916   Lou van Rees, Dutch impresario [or May 29]
1916   Virginia Ginny Simms, actress/singer (Kay Kyser Band)
1917   Dorothy Sarnoff, US, actress(?)
1917   Jimmy Hamilton, saxophonist
1917   Steve Cochran, Eureka CA, actor (Mozambique, Gay Senotiys, Dallas)
1918   Claude Akins, Nelson GA, actor (BJ & Bear, Movin' On, Lobo)
1918   Peder Lunde, Norway, yachtsman (Olympic-silver-1952)
1919   Gino Negri, composer
1919   Lindsey Nelson, Pulaski Tn, sportscaster (NY Mets)
1921   Hal David, lyricist (Promises Promises-Grammy 1969)
1923   John Weitz, spy/author/fashion designer (Friends in High Places)
1925   Aldo Clementi, composer
1925   Jeanne Crain, Barstow Calif, actress (Man Without a Star)
1926   Kitty Kallen, rocker
1926   M von der Grn, writer
1926   Miles D Davis, Alton Ill, jazz trumpeter (L'ascenseur pour l'‚chafaud)
1927   Robert Ludlum, NYC, spy novelist (Bourne Identity)
1928   Frigyes Hidas, composer
1928   Mary Tuck, social researcher/civil servant
1929   Beverly Sills, [Belle "Bubbles" Miriam Silverman], Bkln NY, soprano
1929   David S Ruder, 23rd chairman of Security & Exchange Commission
1931   John Gabriel, Niagara Falls NY, actor (Cat Gang, Fantasies)
1932   Georgi Mikhailovich Grechko, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 17, 26, T-14)
1932   John Grogery Dunne, US writer (Up Close & Personal, True Confessions)
1932   K C Jones, Taylor Tx, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1956)
1933   Roger Bowen, actor (M*A*S*H, Main Event, What about Bob, Petulia)
1934   David J Burke, Liverpool England, writer
1934   Ron Nesson, press secretary (Gerald Ford)
1936   Rusi Surti, cricketer (Indian slow lefty, hat-trick for Qld 1969)
1936   Tom T Hall, Olive Hill Ky, country singer/writer (Harper Valley PTA)
1938   Ludmil Buldakova, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1972)
1938   Raymond Carver, poet/short story writer (Furious Season)
1939   Dixie Carter, TN, actress (Designing Women, Edge of Night)
1939   Ian McKellen, England, actor (Keep, Plenty, Scarlet Pimpernel)
1942   Bill Young, rocker
1942   Brian "Blinky" Davison, rocker
1943   John "Poli" Palmer, rocker (Family K)
1943   Leslie Uggams, NYC, singer/actress (Leslie Uggams Show, Roots)
1943   Poli Palmer, rocker (Family)
1943   Sally Jesse Raphael, TV talk show host (Sally) [or Feb 25]
1943   Wynand C Malan, South African lawyer/NP/DP-politician
1944   Frank Oz, Heresford England, puppeteer (Sesame St, Muppet Show)
1944   Robert Michael Payton, pizza magnate
1945   Dave Lee Travis, DJ
1946   Irnema Szewinski Kirszenstein, Poland, 200m runner (1968 Olym Gold)
1946   Janet E[llen] Morris, US, sci-fi author (Golden Sword, Tempus)
1946   Tommy Cecil, ferryman
1947   Jessi Colter, [Miriam Johnson], Phoenix, country singer (I'm Not Lisa)
1947   Karen Valentine, Santa Rosa CA, actress (Love Amer Style, Room 222)
1947   Mitch Margo, Bkln, rocker (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight)
1949   Jamaica Kincaid, [Elaine P Richardson], Antigua/US journalist (NYer)
1949   Lalith Kaluperuma, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1982)
1951   Clifford Archer, bassist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
1953   Donald Albert Weibring Jr, Quincy IL, PGA golfer (1979 Quad Cities)
1953   Jane Priest, Perth Australia, Prince Charles' lover
1953   Rich Alves, Pleasanton Calif, singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake)
1954   Alison Stern, wife of radio personality Howard Stern (Private Parts)
1955   Connie Selleca, Bronx, actress (Hotel, Capt America II)
1956   Tatsutoshi Goto, wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
1957   Hillary Bailey Smith, Boston MA, actress (Nora-One Life to Live)
1958   Claus Minah, singer (Scorpions)
1958   Dorothy Straight, 4 year old author (How World Begun)
1958   Klaus Meine, rocker (Scorpions-No One Like You)
1958   Paul Weller, guitar (Jam-This is Modern World, Style Council)
1959   Cathryn Harrison, London England, actress (Old Woman in Black Moon)
1960   BenoŒt van Innis, Belgian cartoonist/painter/cartoonist (NY Post)
1961   Hiro Saito, wrestler (All-Japan/NJPW/Calgary)
1962   Amy Read, Birmingham MI, golfer (1994 Healthsouth Palm Beach-15th)
1962   Zulqarnain, cricketer (last person in alphabetical order to play Test)
1963   Mike Myers, Canada, comedian (SNL, Wayne's World) [or Jun 25]
1964   David Shaw, St Thomas, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1965   Mark Knight, Calif, rock guitarist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
1965   Remco Prins, Dutch rock guitarist/vocalist (Burma Shave-Stash)
1965   Roef-Ragas, Dutch actor (Missing Link, Red Rain, Juju, Mykosch)
1965   Stefka Kostadinova, Bulgaria high jumper (world record 1987)
1966   Bill Haselman, Long Branch NJ, catcher (Boston Red Sox)
1966   Dave Hollins, Buffalo NY, infielder (Minn Twins)
1966   Melissa McNamara, Tulsa OK, LPGA golfer (1991 Stratton Mt Classic)
1967   Danny Gonzales, jockey
1967   Juan Jimenez, WLAF quarterback/receivers coach (Barcelona Dragons)
1967   Luc Nilis, Belgian soccer player (RSC Anderlecht/PSV)
1967   Ruthie Bolton, McClain Miss, basketball guard (Olympics-gold-96)
1968   Debbi Miho Koyama, LPGA golfer (1995 US Women's Open-28th)
1968   Kendall Gill, NBA guard/forward (NJ Nets)
1968   Nathalie Schneyder, SF Calif, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
1968   Shawn Bouwens, NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1969   Anne Heche, Ohio, actress (Donnie Brasco, Juror, Volcano)
1969   Matt Borlenghi, LA Calif, actor (Brian Bodine-All My Children)
1970   Danni Roche, Melbourne VIC Australia, field hockey midfielder (Oly-96)
1970   Heather Simmons-Carrasco, Mt View Ca, synchro swimmer (Oly-alt-96)
1970   Joey Eischen, West Covina CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
1970   Lindsay Greenbush, LA, twin actress (Carrie-Little House on Prairie)
1970   Michael B Enyaer, writer (Pilot One)
1970   Robert Croft, cricketer (Glamorgan off-spinner, England 1996-)
1970   Sandra Dopfer, Lustenau Austria, tennis star (1995 Futures-Lerida)
1970   Sidney Greenbush, LA, twin actress (Carrie-Little House on Prairie)
1971   Alan Kline, NFL tackle (NO Saints)
1971   Justin Henry, Rye NY, actor (Kramer vs Kramer, 16 Candles)
1971   Keith Hamilton, NFL defensive tackle (NY Giants)
1971   Larry Thompson, CFL/NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks, BC Lions)
1971   Tim Kroeker, Chilliwack BC, 110m hurdler (Olympics-96)
1972   Antonio Lang, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1972   Tony Ronaldson, Adelaide SA Australia, basketball forward (Oly-96)
1973   Duncan Free, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1973   Earl Mackey, NFL linebacker (Minn Vikings)
1973   Jeff Smith, NFL/WLAF corner (Scotland Claymores/KC Chiefs)
1973   Jos‚e Corbeil, Pointe-Claire Quebec, volleyball player (Olympics-96)
1973   Maria Jose Gaidano, Buenos Aires Arg, tennis star (1993 Belg doubles)
1973   Racquel Spurlock, WNBA center (Houston Comets)
1974   Dennis Stallings, linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)
1975   Adam Saathoff, Tuscon Ariz, running target (Olympics-1996)
1976   Tarik Glenn, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)

615   Boniface IV, Pope (608-15), dies
709   Aldhelmus of Ealdhelm, Engl abbot/bishop/poet/saint, dies at about 69
946   Edmund the Older, king of Wessex/England (939-46), dies
1085   Gregory VII, [Ildebrando], Pope (1073-85), dies
1125   Hendrik V, last Salische German king, dies
1261   Alexander IV, [Rinaldo dei conti di Segni], Pope (1254-61), dies
1510   Georges d'Amboise, French cardinal/viceroy in North Italy, dies at 49
1555   Gemma Frisius, Frisian geographer/astronomer, dies at 46
1681   Cald‚ron, writer, dies at 81
1765   Pierre-Joseph Le Blan, composer, dies at 53
1826   Christian Friedrich Ruppe, composer, dies at 72
1849   Andreas Michiels, Dutch milt gov of West Sumatra, dies in battle at 52
1862   Johann N Nestroy, Aust actor (Einmal Keine Sorgen Haben), dies at 60
1895   Ahmed Djevdet Pasja, Turkish minister of Justice, dies at 73
1899   Marie-Rosalie "Rosa" Bonheur, French painter, dies at 68
1914   Paolo Giorza, composer, dies at 81
1916   Jack Marsh, cricketer (Aboriginal bowler played for NSW 1900-03), dies
1917   Leon Felix Augustin Joseph Vasseur, composer, dies at 72
1919   Madame C J Walker, wealthy cosmetics manufacturer, dies at 51
1924   Theodore Morse, composer, dies at 51
1926   Symon Petlyura, leader of Ukraine (pogroms), assassinated at 47
1934   Gustav Theodore Holst, English composer (Ode to Death), dies at 59
1936   Jan Levoslav Bella, composer, dies at 92
1937   Henry O Tanner, artist, dies
1946   Patty Smith Hill, songwriter (Happy Birthday To You), dies at 78
1948   Jacques Feyder, actor/director (kermesse h‚roique), dies at 59
1949   Simon H Spoor, intelligence officer/general (WW II), dies at 47
1958   Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (5 Tests for S Africa), dies
1964   Vasily Andreyevich Zolotaryov, composer, dies at 92
1965   Sonny Boy Williamson, [Aleck Miller], blues player, dies at 65
1968   Charles K Feldman, [Gould], producer (Casino Royale), dies at 63
1968   George KFW von Kchler, German marshal (Netherlands 1940), dies at 86
1971   Jo Etha Collier, young black woman killed by 3 whites in Drew Miss
1971   Mark Brunswick, composer, dies at 69
1971   Terence De Marney, actor (Case Thomas-Johnny Ringo), dies at 62
1974   Donald Crisp, actor/director (Beloved Brat, Dawn Patrol), dies at 91
1974   Frank Ward, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1936-38), dies
1974   Pam Morrison, wife of Door's vocalist Jim, dies of drug overdose
1981   Rosa Ponselle, US singer (Metropolitan Opera), dies at 84
1981   Roy Brown, rocker, dies at 55 of a heart attack
1981   Roy James Brown, US boxer/singer (Good rockin' tonight), dies at 55
1982   Larry J Blake, actor (Earth vs the Flying Saucers), dies at 68
1983   Sydney Box, academy award producer, dies at 76
1984   Piet Ketting, Dutch pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 79
1985   Harold Hecht, choreographer, dies at 77 of cancer
1985   Robert Nathan, US writer/poet (Portrait of Jennie), dies at 91
1986   Chester Bowles, US senator/ambassador, dies at 85
1990   Vic Tayback, actor (Mel-Alice), dies of a heart attack at 60
1991   Dorothy Davis Bostwick, entertainer, dies
1992   Danny Biasone, persuaded NBA to use 24 second clock, dies at 83
1992   Johan B W Polak, publisher/publicist (Bloom of D‚cadence), dies at 63
1992   Marshall Thompson, US actor (To Hell & Back), dies at 66
1992   Nancy Walker, actress (Ida Morgenstein-Rhoda), dies of cancer at 71
1992   Philip C Habib, US diplomat (Middle-East/Asia), dies at 72
1992   Viktor Grishin, hardline soviet communist, dies at 78, dies
1993   Dan Seymour, actor (Bombs over Burma, Intrigue, Watusi), dies at 78
1993   Louise Tazewell, entertainer, dies at 93
1994   Eric Gale, guitarist, dies at 55
1995   Dany Robin, actress (Follow the Boys, Topaz, Julietta), dies at 68
1995   Dick Curless, singer/songwriter, dies at 63
1996   Bernard Charles Sendall, deputy director general of ITA, dies at 83
1996   Buck, dog (Married with Children), dies at 13
1996   David W Howe, test pilot, dies at 77
1996   Enid Kathleen Hutchinson, adult educationalist, dies at 86
1996   John Morrison, politician/landowner, dies at 89
1996   Laurence Marks, journalist, dies at 67
1996   Renzo de Felice, historian, dies at 67
1997   Muhammad Fadhel, PM of Iraq (1953-54), dies

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