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YEAR EVENTS
1026   Koenraad II crowns himself king of Italy
1066   18th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
1153   Treaty of Konstanz between Frederik I "Barbarossa" & Pope Eugene III
1490   1st dated edition of Maimonides "Mishna Torah" published
1490   Maimonides Mishneh Torah published
1534   Arag¢n legal
1568   Treaty of Longjumeau: French huguenots go on strike
1579   Friesland joins Union of Utrecht
1593   English Congressionalist Henry Barrow accused of slander
1630   French troops occupy Pinerolo Piedmont
1657   France & England form alliance against Spain; England gets Dunkirk
1708   English pretender to the throne James III lands at Firth of Forth
1743   English premiere of H„ndel's "Messiah"
1743   George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" premieres in London
1752   Pope Stephen II elected to succeed Zacharias, died 2 days later
1775   Patrick Henry proclaims "Give me liberty or give me death"
1794   1st US patent (Joseph G Pierson for a riveting machine)
1794   Josiah Pierson patents a "cold-header" (rivet) machine
1794   Lt-general Tadeusz Kosciuszko returns to Poland
1801   Murder attempt on Czar Paul I
1806   Lewis & Clark reach Pacific coast
1808   Napoleon's brother Joseph takes the throne of Spain
1832   British Parliament passes reform bill
1835   Charles Darwin reaches Los Arenales, in the Andes
1836   Coin Press invented by Franklin Beale
1839   1st known use of term OK (Boston)
1839   1st recorded use of "OK" [oll korrect] (Boston's Morning Post)
1840   Draper takes 1st successful photo of the Moon (daguerrotype)
1849   Battle of Novara (King Charles Albert vs Italian republic)
1857   Elisha Otis' 1st elevator installed (488 Broadway, NYC)
1858   Streetcar patented (E A Gardner of Phila)
1861   London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating
1862   Battle of Kernstown VA-Jackson begins his Valley Campaign
1864   Encounter at Camden AR
1865   General Sherman/Cox' troops reach Goldsboro NC
1867   Congress passes 2nd Reconstruction Act over Pres Johnson's veto
1868   U of Calif founded (Oakland Calif)
1873   Slavery abolished in Puerto Rico
1880   Flour rolling mill patented (John Stevens of Wisc)
1881   Boers & Britain sign peace accord; end 1st Boer war
1881   Gas lamp sets fire to Nice France opera house; 70 die
1889   Pres Harrison opens Oklahoma for white colonization
1891   1st jazz concert was held at Carnegie Hall
1896   Umberto Giordano's opera "Andrea Ch‚nier," premieres in Milan
1901   Dame Nellie Melba, reveals secret of her now famous toast
1903   Wright brothers obtain airplane patent
1910   1st race at Los Angeles Motordrome (1st US auto speedway)
1912   Dixie Cup invented
1915   Zion Mule Corp forms
1917   Tornadoes kills 211 over 4 days in Midwest US
1918   Alick Wickham dives 200' into Australia's Yarra River
1918   Cr‚py-en-Laonnoise: German artillery shells Paris, 256 killed
1918   Lithuania proclaims independence
1918   Paris bombs "Thick Bertha's Dike" (nickname for the widow Krupp)
1919   Bashkir ASSR, in RSFSR, constituted
1919   Benito Mussolini forms Fascist movement in Milan Italy
1919   Moscow's Politburo/Central Committee forms
1920   Perserikatan Communist of India (PKI) political party forms
1922   1st airplane lands at the US Capitol in Washington, DC
1922   KMJ-AM in Fresno CA begins radio transmissions
1922   WEW-AM in Saint Louis MO begins radio transmissions
1923   Frank Silver & Irving Conn release "Yes, We Have No Bananas"
1925   Tennessee becomes 1st state to outlaw teaching theory of evolution
1926   NHL Championship: Mont Canadiens outscore Pitt Pirates, 6-4 in 2 games
1929   1st telephone installed in White House
1930   US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
1930   US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
1933   Enabling Act: German Reichstag grants Adolph Hitler dictatorial powers
1933   Kroll Opera in Berlin opens
1934   US Congress accepts Philippines independence in 1945
1936   Italy, Austria & Hungary sign Pact of Rome
1937   LA Railway Co starts using PCC streetcars
1938   Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis frees 74 St L Cardinals minor leaguers
1940   1st radio broadcast of "Truth or Consequences" on CBS
1940   All-India-Moslem League calls for a Moslem homeland
1942   2,500 Jews of Lublin massacred or deported
1942   Japanese forces occupy Andaman Islands in Indian Ocean
1942   US move native-born of Japanese ancestry into detention centers
1943   German counter attack on US lines in Tunisia
1944   Bomb assassination against Southern Tirol congregation in Rome, 33 die
1944   Nicholas Alkemade falls 5,500 m without a parachute & lives
1945   British 7th Black Watch crosses the Rhine
1945   Largest operation in Pacific war, 1,500 US Navy ships bomb Okinawa
1945   Premier Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter in Straelen
1946   8th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Oklahoma State beats NC 43-40
1948   John Cunningham sets world altitude record (54,492' (18,133 m))
1949   Sidney Kingsley's "Detective Story," premieres in NYC
1950   "Great to Be Alive" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 52 perfs
1950   22rd Academy Awards - "All King's Men," Crawford & De Havilland win
1950   Sophocles Venizelos forms liberal Greeks government
1950   UN World Meteorological Org established
1951   Wages in France increase 11%
1952   Rangers with less than 14 minutes to go blow a 6-2 lead, losing 7-6 to Chicago Black Hawks. Mosienko scores 3 times in 21 secon
1956   18th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: SF beats Iowa 83-71
1956   Pakistan proclaimed an Islamic republic in Commonwealth (Natl Day)
1956   Sudan becomes independent
1957   19th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC beats Kansas 54-53 (3 OTs)
1957   US army sells last homing pigeons
1960   Explorer (8) fails to reach Earth orbit
1962   JFK visits SF
1962   Nawab of Pataudi captains India cricket v WI age 21 years 77 days
1962   Wake Forest coach "Bones" McKinney becomes 2nd person to play & coach
1962   William DeWitt buys Cin Reds for $4,625,000
1963   25th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Loyola beats Cin 60-58 (OT)
1963   Rolf Hochhuth's "Der Stellvertreter," premieres in Berlin
1964   UNCTAD 1 world conference opens in Geneva
1965   Gemini 3 launched, 1st US 2-man space flight (Grissom & Young)
1965   Moroccan army shoots on demonstrators, about 100 killed
1966   1st official meeting after 400 years of Catholic & Anglican Church
1968   30th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats NC 78-55
1968   Rev Walter Fauntroy, is 1st non-voting congressional delegate from DC
1969   Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Port Charlotte Golf Invitational
1969   Rally for Decency (Miami)
1970   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1971   Dutch 2nd Chamber accept simplified divorce
1971   USSR performs underground nuclear test
1972   Evil Knievel breaks 93 bones after successfully clearing 35 cars
1972   NY Yanks agree to continue playing ball in the Bronx
1973   After a 5« year run soap "Love is a Many Splendored Thing" ends
1973   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973   Yoko Ono is granted permanent residence in US
1975   Sue Roberts wins LPGA Bing Crosby International Golf Classic
1976   International Bill of Rights goes into effect (35 nations ratifying)
1978   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979   Larry Holmes TKOs Osvaldo Ocasio in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
1979   Wings release "Goodnight Tonight"
1980   Border completes 150 in each inning of Test Cricket v Pakistan
1980   Donna Caponi Young Pro-Am wins LPGA National Golf Tournament
1980   France performs nuclear test
1980   Shah of Iran arrives in Egypt
1981   Supreme Court rules states could require, with some exceptions, parental notification when teen-age girls sought abortions
1981   Supreme Court upholds law making statutory rape a crime only for men
1982   Guatemala military coup under gen Rios Montt, pres Romeo Lucas flees
1982   Isle's Mike Bossy's 20th career hat trick-4 goals
1983   US president Ronald Reagan introduces "Star Wars"-plan (SDI)
1984   Andrea Sch”ne skates ladies world record 3 km (4:20.91)
1984   Ice Dance Championship at Ottawa won by J Torvill & Chris Dean (GRB)
1984   Ice Pairs Championship at Ottawa won by Underhill & Paul Martini (CAN)
1984   Ladies Fig Skating Championship in Ottawa won by Katarina Witt (GDR)
1984   Men's Fig Skating Championship in Ottawa won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
1985   Billy Joel weds supermodel Christie Brinkley
1985   Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-D mission
1985   Julian Lennon's 1st concert (San Antonio Texas)
1985   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986   6th Golden Raspberry Awards: Rambo: First Blood Part II wins
1986   Heavyweight Trevor Berbick KOs Pinklon Thomas
1986   Penny Pulz wins LPGA Circle K Tucson Golf Open
1987   Soap "Bold & Beautiful" premieres
1987   US offers military protection to Kuwaiti ships in the Persian Gulf
1987   West Germany SPD chairman Willy Brandt resigns
1989   2 Utah scientists claim they have produced fusion at room temperature
1989   Joel Steinberg sentenced to 25 yrs for killing his adopted daughter
1990   Former Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood ordered to help clean up Prince William Sound & pay $50,000 in restitution for 198
1991   1st World League of American Football games, London beats Frankfurt 24-11, Sacramento beats Raleigh-Dur 9-3 & Mont beats Birmin
1991   20 Tornadoes kill 5 in Tennessee
1991   Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record indoor (6.12m)
1992   Florida Marlins begin selling tickets
1993   Belgian govt of Dehaene, resigns
1993   NY Knicks & Phoenix Suns get into a major brawl
1994   Amy Fisher's lover Joey Buttafuoco is released from jail
1994   Graeme Obree bicycles world record 10 km (11:28)
1994   Howard Stern formally announces his Libertarian run for NY governor
1994   Joey Buttafuoco, released from jail after 4 months & 9 days
1994   Last day of Test cricket for Kapil Dev
1994   Richard Jacobs buys naming rights to Indians new ball park at Gateway for $13.8 million (renamed Jacobs Field)
1994   Russian Airbus A-310 crashes in Siberia (74-75 killed)
1994   Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 802 goals scored
1995   "How To Succeed in Business..." opens at R Rodgers NYC for 548 perfs
1995   Dollar equals 88.41 yen (record)
1997   "Mandy Patinkin in Concert," closes at Lyceum Theater NYC
1997   17th Golden Raspberry Awards: Striptease wins
1997   Betsy King wins LPGA Standard Register PING
1997   Liberty Legends of Senior Golf
1997   Phil Mickelson wins Bay Hill Golf Invitiational
1997   wins Standard Register PING
1997   Wrestlemania XIII in Chicago, Undertaker beats Psycho Sid for title
1998   70th Academy Awards -

BIRTHS
1599   Thomas Selle, composer
1638   Frederik Ruysch, Dutch anatomist
1699   John Bartram, naturalist/explorer, father of American botany
1736   Iman Willem Falck, Dutch governor of Ceylon (1765-83)
1749   Hugo Franz Karl Alexander von Kerpen, composer
1749   Pierre-Simon Laplace, mathematician/astronomer/physicist
1750   Johannes Matthias Sperger, composer
1761   John W de Winter, Dutch vice-admiral (Battle at Kamperduin)
1769   William Smith, geologist (Strata Identified by Organized Fossils)
1795   Leopold Jansa, composer
1801   Peterus D Regout, Dutch industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht)
1808   Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, sociologist/historian (Statistic yearbook)
1811   Camille Marie Stamaty, composer
1811   Carl Gottfried Wilhelm Taubert, composer
1818   Don Carlos Buell, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1898
1821   Aleksej F Pisemski, Russian writer (Clodhopper)
1823   Schuyler Colfax, (R) 17th VP (1869-73)
1825   Edward Lloyd Thomas, Brig General (Confederate Army) died in 1898
1826   Leon Minkus, composer
1834   Julius Reubke, composer
1837   Joseph Wieniawski, composer
1844   Eugene Gigout, composer
1847   Alexandru D Xenopol, Romania, historian
1854   Alfred Milner, Giessen Germany, British governor (Cape colony)
1857   Fannie Farmer, actress (namesake of a candy company)
1858   Ludwig Quidde, German historian/politician (Nobel prize 1927)
1860   Horatio W Bottomley, British? journalist/swindler
1863   Godfried CE van Daalen, Dutch general/governor of Atjeh
1864   Hjalmar Borgstrom, composer
1876   Muirhead Bone, Glasgow Scotland, etcher/engraver of architecture
1878   Franz Schrecker, composer
1881   Hermann Staudinger, Germany, chemist/plastics researcher (Nobel '53)
1881   Roger Martin du Guard, France, novelist (Les Thibault-Nobel 1937)
1882   C Montague Shaw, Adelaide Australia
1883   Faisal I ibn Hussein ibn Ali, 1st king of Iraq/Syria
1884   Glauco Velasquez, composer
1887   Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch musicologist (Haydn-catalog)
1887   Felix F Yussupov, Russian monarch
1887   Juan Gris, Spain, cubist painter (Still Life Before an Open Window)
1887   Sidney Hillman, union leader (Sidney Hillman Foundation)
1891   Catherine Murphy Urner, composer
1895   Dane Rudhyar, composer
1898   Georgios Grivas, Greek general/opposition leader on Cyprus
1898   Hazel Dawn, [LaTout], Utah, actress (Niobe, Under Cover, Feud Girl)
1900   Erich Fromm, Frankfurt Germany, psychologist (Sane Society)
1900   Jose Antonio Calcano, composer
1901   Edmund Rubbra, composer [or May 23]
1901   Jan H de Groot, Dutch resistance fighter/co-founder (Free Netherlands)
1902   Philip Ober, Fort Payne Ala, actor (Gen Stone-I Dream of Jeannie)
1905   Paul Grimault, animator
1905   Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
1906   George Posford, composer
1907   Daniel Bovet, Switzerland, pharmacologist (Nobel 1957)
1907   Douglas Patrick Thomas Jay, politician
1908   Dominique de Menil, arts patron/human rights advocate
1908   Joan Crawford, [Lucille Le Sueur], Texas, actress (Mildred Pierce)
1910   Akira Kurosawa, Tokyo Japan, director (7 Samurai, Living)
1910   Lale [Liselotte H] Anderson, German singer/actress (Der Pott)
1911   Augustus John "Gus" Risman, rugby league player
1911   Charles Joseph A Russhon, USAF lt col/liaison (James Bond films)
1911   Denis Wright, diplomat
1911   Edward Warner, diplomat
1911   Richard Chapman, golfer (1940 US amateur, 1951 British amateur)
1912   Alfred Schwarzmann, Germany, gymnist (Olympic-2 golds-1936)
1912   John Payne, Roanoke Va, actor (Dodsworth, Razor's Edge)
1912   Werner von Braun, Wirsitz Germany, rocket expert (I Aim at the Stars)
1914   Robert Gross, composer
1915   Francis Berry, poet/Shakespearean scholar
1917   H C Allen, American historian
1917   Johnny Guarnieri, NYC, jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show)
1917   Kenneth Tobey, actor (The Thing, Strange Invaders) [or Feb 23]
1917   Patricia Burke, Milan Italy, actress (Forbidden)
1919   Michael Lyne, British air Vice-marshal
1920   Alexander Grigori Harut'unyan, composer
1920   Geoffrey Bush, composer
1920   James Brown, Desdemona Tx, actor (Lt Rip Masters-Rin Tin Tin)
1920   Jimmy Edwards, comedy actor (Barnes)
1920   Neal Smith, (Rep-D-IA, 1959- )
1921   Donald Malcome Campbell, Surrey UK, boat racer (1955 speed records)
1921   Ian Todd, pres (Royal College of Surgeons)
1921   Wolfgang Altendorfer, writer
1922   Marty Allen, Pitts, comedian (Allen & Rossi), "Hello Dere"
1922   Ugo Tognazzi, Cremona Italy, actor/director (La Cage Aux Folles)
1923   Arnie Weinmeister, AAFC, NFL def tackle (NY Yankees, Giants)
1924   Peter Godfrey, chartered accountant
1925   Cees de Ruyter, European champion billiards player
1925   David McNee, commissioner (Metropolitan Police)
1926   Martha Wright, Seattle, singer (Let's Dance, Martha Wright Show)
1927   Osvaldo Lacerda, composer
1928   11th duke of Beaufort, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
1928   Alfred Morris, British MP
1929   Albert H Crews, astronaut
1929   Gerrit den Braber, Dutch composer/producer
1929   James Ackley Maxwell, actor/director (Traitors, Pyt Potter, Otley)
1929   Michael Manser, architect
1929   Roger Bannister, England, 1st to run a 4 minute mile (May 6, 1954)
1931   Norman F Lent, (Rep-R-NY, 1971- )
1933   Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
1933   Monique van Vooren, Belgium, actress (Andy Warhol's Frankenstein)
1933   Norman Bailey, British bass-baritone (Flying Dutchman)
1934   Bryan Bass, headmaster (City of London School)
1934   Mark Rydell, NYC, actor (Havana, Punchline, Long Goodbye)
1935   Barry Cryer, comedian/writer (Goodies Rule-OK, All You Need is Cash)
1935   Desmond Pitcher, CEO (Merseyside Development Corporation)
1935   Szil rd Kun, Hungary, rapid fire pistol (Olympic-silver-1952)
1937   Craig Breedlove, LA, auto-racing champion (613 MPH-Spirit of America)
1937   Heinz Martin Lonquich, composer
1938   Christopher Glenn, NYC, news anchor (CBS Nightwatch)
1938   Kenneth J Gregory, warden (Goldsmiths' College)
1939   Bert Berdis, Pitts, comedian (Tim Conway Show)
1939   Boris Ivanovich Tischenko, composer
1940   Brian Hastings, cricketer (NZ batsman in 70's)
1940   Luis Gasca, rocker
1940   Tariq Yunus, actor (Bollywood, Ashanti, Deceivers)
1942   Jimmy Miller, US pop drummer (Rolling Stones, Mot”rhead)
1943   Gail Goodrich, NBA star (Lakers, Suns)
1943   Peter Graves, supt minister (Westminster Central Hall)
1944   Michael Nyman, composer (Mesmer, Carrington)
1944   Salim Altaf, cricketer (Pakistan medium-pacer in 21 Tests 1967-78)
1947   Barbara Rhodes, Poughkeepsie NY, actress (Don't Just Stand There)
1948   Michael Gleeson, otolaryngologist
1948   R J Bennett, FBA/geographer
1948   Wasim Bari, cricket wicket-keeper (Pakistan's most successful)
1949   Karen English, (Rep-D-Arizona)
1949   Ric Ocasek, Balt, rock vocalist (Cars-Double Life, Bye Bye Love)
1950   Corrine Clery, Paris France, actress (Moonraker, Yor)
1950   P R Scott, Headmaster (Bancroft's School, Woodford Green)
1951   Dick Mast, Bluffton OH, Nike golfer (1990 Mississippi Gulf Coast)
1951   Lis Howell, director of programs (GMTV)
1952   Patricia Richardson, Bethesda MD, actress (Jill-Home Improvement)
1953   Chaka Khan, [Stevens], Great Lakes Il, rocker (Rufus-I am Every Woman)
1953   Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, British MP
1953   Louie Anderson, Minn, comedian (Ratboy, Wrong Guys)
1954   Moses Malone, NBA center (Atlanta Hawks, Milw Bucks, Phila '76ers)
1955   Cindy Olavarri, Pleasant Hills Calif, cyclist (7-Eleven team)
1956   Andrew Mitchell, British MP
1956   Laura Thorne, chef (named one of 10 best American chefs)
1957   Amanda Plummer, NYC, actress (Hotel New Hampshire, Dollmaker)
1957   Sheila Rena Ingram, Wash DC, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silver-1976)
1957   Teresa Ganzel, Toledo Ohio, actress (Teachers Only, Duck Factory)
1958   Serena Grandi, [Fagioli], Bologna Itay, actress (Miranda)
1960   Oscar Michael Moore, journalist
1960   Terry Sweeney, St Albans NY, writer/comedian (SNL)
1962   Johan Steur, soccer player (FC Volendam)
1963   Ana Quirot, Cuba, 800m runner (Olympics-bronze/silver-92, 96)
1963   Kim Williams, Bethesda MD, LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Heartland-26th)
1965   Dante Jones, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
1965   Daren Puppa, Kirkland Lake, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1965   Richard Grieco, Waterton NY, actor (21 Jump Street, Booker)
1965   Wayne Presley, Detroit, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
1966   James Saxon, NFL fullback (Phila Eagles)
1966   Marti Pellow, rocker (Wet, Wet, Wet-Wishing I Was)
1966   Mike Remlinger, Middletown NY, pitcher (Cin Reds)
1967   David Ford, Edmonton Alberta, kayaker (Olympics-15-92, 96)
1967   Duncan Macrae, actor (Casino Royale, Kidnapped), dies at 61
1967   Sandra Reinhardt, Pitts, actress (Another World, Illegal in Blue)
1968   Atul Wassan, cricketer (Indian pace bowler 1989-90)
1968   Curtis Mayfield, CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1968   David Maeva, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
1968   Mark Maddox, linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
1968   Mike Atherton, cricketer (Lancashire batsman & England captain)
1970   Carl Pickens, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
1970   Turhon O'Bannon, CFL receiver (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1971   Alexander Selivanov, Moscow Rus, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1971   Chris Lipuma, Oak Lawn, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1971   Demetrius DuBose, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1971   Hiroyoshi Yamamoto, wrestler (NJPW)
1971   Karen McDougal, Gary IN, playmate (Dec, 1997)
1971   Renette Cruz, Miss Universe-Canada (1996)
1971   Yasmeen Ghauri, Montrael Canada, model (Valentino Perfume)
1972   Jennifer K Chapman, Miss USA-Massachusetts (1997)
1972   Jonas Bjorkman, Vaxjo Sweden, tennis star (Davis Cup 1994)
1972   Ryan Kuwabara, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
1973   David Vaughn, NBA forward (Orlando Magic, SF Warriors)
1973   Igor Nikitin, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
1973   Jason Kidd, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks)
1973   Kathy Carboy, Cincinnati, Ohio, diver (Olympics-96)
1973   Naoko Sawamatsu, Nishinomiya Japan, tennis star (1994 Singapore)
1973   Ninya Perna, Miss USA-Nevada (1997)
1973   Rob Lazeo, CFL offensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1974   Eric Washington, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
1974   Scott Galyon, linebacker (NY Giants)
1974   Tony Alberda, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen, Emmen)
1975   Rita Grande, Napoli Italy, tennis star (3rd round 1996 Aust Open)
1976   Keri Russell, actress (Mickey Mouse Club, Lottery, Daddy Girls)
1976   Nolan Baumgartner, Calgary, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
1977   Josh Ackerman, actor (Mickey Mouse Club)
1978   Nicholle Tom, Hinsdale IL, actress (Beethoven, Maggie-Nanny, BH 90210)
1990   Eugenie OF, Princess of York/daughter of prince Andrew/Sarah Ferguson

DEATHS
1169   Shirkuh, Kurd general/vizier of Cairo/Saladin's uncle, dies
1237   Jan of Brienne, King of Jerusalem/Emperor of Constantinople, dies
1369   Pedro, the Cruel, King/tyrant of Castile & Leon, murdered
1555   Julius III, [Giovanni M del Monte], Pope (1550-55), dies at 67
1606   Justus Lipsius, [Joost Lips], Dutch classic philologist, dies at 58
1653   Johan van Galen, Dutch admiral (Dunes Monte Christo), dies at about 48
1658   Valentin Dretzel, composer, dies at 79
1669   Philipp Buchner, composer, dies at 54
1676   Paulus Wirtz, [Wrtz], German/Neth army commander, dies at 63
1748   Johann Gottfried Walther, German composer/musicologist, dies at 63
1756   Georg Gottfried Wagner, composer, dies at 57
1783   Gaspard Fritz, composer, dies at 67
1786   Patience Wright, 1st US woman pro artist, dies (birth date unknown)
1801   Paul I, tsar of Russia (1796-1801), strangled at 46
1806   George Frederic Pinto, composer, dies at 20
1809   Ferdinand-Philippe-Joseph Staes, composer, dies at 60
1816   Ignaz Vitzthumb, composer, dies at 95
1818   Nicolas Isouard, composer, dies at 42
1819   August v Kotzebue, writer, dies
1821   Bernhard Anselm Weber, pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 56
1832   Vaclav Vilem Wurfel, composer, dies at 41
1842   Stendhal, [Marie-Henri Beyle], French author (Lamiel), dies at 59
1862   Karl Robert von Nesselrode, German chancellor, dies at 81
1869   Charles Lucas, composer, dies at 60
1880   Gustav Adolf Mankell, composer, dies at 67
1881   Nikolay Rubinstein, composer, dies at 45
1902   K lm n Tisza, premier of Hungary (1875-90), dies at 71
1906   Victor Barton, cricketer (scored 23 in Test Eng v S Afr 1892), dies
1907   Constantine P Pobedonostsev, Russian reactionary senator, dies at 79
1914   Teunis Stoel, actor, dies at 62
1918   Cesar Cortinas, composer, dies at 27
1919   Jean HL Bossard, actor/impresario (2 Orphans), dies at 45
1925   Aleksei Kuropatkin, Russian general/minister of War, dies at 76
1937   Helge Rode, Danish poet/essayist, dies at 66
1943   Andr‚ Lichtenberger, French Sudan writer (Le Petit Roi), dies at 72
1943   Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer, dies at 47
1944   O C Wingate, British general-major (Burma), dies in air crash
1946   Alexandru Zirra, composer, dies at 62
1950   Douglas Carr, England cricket leg-spinner (Test 1909), dies
1952   Klaas Schilder, Dutch vicar/theologist/antifascist, dies at 61
1953   Raoul Dufy, painter, Forcalquier, France
1957   L Patrick Abercrombie, English architect, dies at 77
1958   Florian Znaniecki, Polish/US sociologist/philosopher, dies at 76
1960   Franklin P Adams, columnist (Information Please), dies at 78
1961   A C Russell, cricketer (10 Tests for England 910 runs), dies
1961   James Edward Murray, (Sen-D-Montana) (1935-61), dies
1961   Valentin Vasilyevich Bondarenko, cosmonaut, dies in accident at 24
1962   Josephus RH van Schaik, lawyer/vice-premier of Neth, dies at 80
1962   Val Paul, producer (F-Man), dies at 73
1963   Davey Moore, dies seconds after KOed in feather-weight championship
1964   Peter Lorre, actor (Casino Royale), dies at 59
1964   Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet choreographer (Gayaneh), dies at 66
1965   Mae Murray, actress (Bachelor Apartment), dies of heart ailment at 75
1966   Johannes W Elsensohn, Dutch actor/writer (Arie), dies at 82
1967   Duncan Macrae, actor (Casino Royale, Kidnapped), dies at 61
1968   Edwin O'Connor, US writer, dies at 49
1969   Rudolf Pannwitz, German author/philosopher (Urblik), dies at 87
1971   Armin Loos, composer, dies at 67
1971   Simon Vestdijk, Dutch author/poet (Brass Garden), dies at 72
1973   Ken Maynard, actor (Phantom Rancher, $50,000 Reward), dies at 77
1979   Philip Bourneuf, actor (Big Night, Frankenstein), dies at 71
1982   Mario Praz, Italian author (Casa della vita), dies at 85
1983   Barney Clark, 1st artifical heart recipient, dies after 112 days at 62
1985   Anton Constandse, Dutch anarchist/writer, dies at 85
1985   Patricia Roberts Harris, (Rep-D), dies at 60
1985   Singing Nun, commits suicide in Belgium at 52
1987   Dean Paul Martin, musician/tennis pro, killed in plane crash at 29
1991   Dominic Bellissimo, created buffalo chicken wings, dies at 68
1991   Fons Jansen, Dutch night club performer, dies at 65
1991   Mona Maris, actress (Camila, Berlin Correspondent), dies at 88
1992   Friedrich A von Hayek, British economist (Road to Serfdom), dies at 92
1993   Hans Werner Richter, German writer/founder (Gruppe 47), dies at 84
1994   Alvara del Portillo, Spanish Opus Dei bishop, dies at 80
1994   Giulietta Masina, wife of Federico Felini/(La Strada), dies at 74
1994   Jim Moloney, dies of Parkinson's disease
1994   Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican pres candidate, assassinated at 44
1995   Alan Barton, singer (Smokie, Black Lace), dies in a bus crash
1995   Daniel George "Danny" Apolinar, composer/songwriter, dies at 61
1995   Davie Cooper, soccer star, dies at 39
1995   Irving Shulman, author/screenwriter, dies at 81
1995   Ripley L. Ingram, singer, dies at 65
1995   Robert Turner, winner of 1st All-American Soap Box Derby, dies at 72
1995   Russell Reading Braddon, author, dies at 74
1996   Jay D. Miller, record producer, dies at 73
1996   Peter Baer, artost/printmaker, dies at 72

   
 
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