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Births   Deaths   Events
961   German King Otto II crowned
1328   William of Ockham forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII
1521   Edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther & his followers
1538   GenŠve throws out Calvijn
1596   England, France & Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain
1637   1st battle of Pequot at New Haven Ct kills 500 indians
1647   Massachusetts disallows priest access to colony
1736   Battle of Ackia (La), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French
1781   Bank of North America incorporates in Philadelphia
1790   Territory South of River Ohio created by Congress
1798   British kill about 500 Irish insurgents at the Battle of Tara
1805   Lewis & Clark 1st see Rocky Mountains
1805   Napoleon is crowned king of Italy
1824   Brazil is recognized by US
1834   Portuguese Civil war ends, Dom Miguel capitulates
1860   Garibaldi occupies Palermo Italy
1861   Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South
1861   Union blockades New Orleans LA & Mobile AL
1864   -30] Skirmish along the Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia
1864   Territory of Montana formed
1865   Battle of Galveston TX, surrender of Edmund Kirby Smith
1868   President Andrew Johnson avoids impeachment by 1 vote
1874   2nd Preakness: William Donohue aboard Culpepper wins in 2:56«
1876   HMS Challenger returns from 128,000-km oceanographic exploration
1883   11th Preakness: G Barbee aboard Jacobus wins in 2:42«
1884   Fred Spofforth takes 7-34 & 7-3 v England XI in 4 hours
1887   Racetrack betting becomes legal in NY state
1894   Emanuel Lasker (26) becomes World Champion chess player
1896   1st American intercollegiate bicycle race, Manhattan Beach NY
1896   Dow Jones begins an index of 12 industrial stocks (closing is 40.94)
1896   Last Czar of Russia, Nicholas II, crowned
1898   32nd Belmont: F Littlefield aboard Bowling Brook wins in 2:32
1898   SF approves City Charter, allows Municipal ownership of utilities
1900   British troops under Ian Hamilton attack the Vaal in South Africa
1903   Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 3 Gables" (BG)
1905   A pogrom against Jews in Minsk Belorussia
1906   Archaeological Institute of America forms
1907   Chic White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits NY Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game
1911   1st Indianapolis 500 auto race is run
1913   Actors' Equity Association forms (NYC)
1915   H H Asquith forms a coalition government in England
1917   Walt Cruise hit 1st HR out of Braves Field
1918   Georgian Social Democratic Republic declares independence from Russia
1922   Lenin suffers a stroke
1923   1st Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance is run
1923   Socialist Workers Youth International forms in Hamburg
1924   German govt of Marx resigns
1924   Pres Coolidge signs Immigration law: restricting immigration
1925   Babe Ruth is finally out of bed, 5 weeks after ulcer surgery
1925   Tigers' Ty Cobb is 1st to collect 1,000 extra-base hits (ends 1,139)
1926   Lebanon adopts constitution
1927   Ford Motor Company manufactures its 15 millionth Model T automobile
1928   A's commit 7 errors & lose to Yanks 7-4
1930   Joe Sewell, strikes out twice of his 3 times in 1930, by Pat Caraway
1930   Supreme Court rules buying liquor does not violate the Constitution
1932   Admiral Makoto Saito forms parliament in Tokyo
1933   2nd emergency Dutch govt of Colijn forms
1933   Phillies Chuck Klein hits for cycle vs St Louis Cards
1934   Century of Progress Exposition reopens in Chicago
1936   1st govt of Zealand in Belgium ends
1937   Dutch Rail NV at law forms
1937   San Francisco Bay's Golden Gate Bridge opens
1938   House on un-American Activities forms
1940   Operation Dynamo begins evacuating defeated Allied troops from Dunkirk
1941   American Flag House (Betsy Ross' Home) given to city of Phila
1941   Ark Royal airplane sights German battleship Bismarck
1941   German occupiers begin youth labor
1942   Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London
1942   Belgium Jews are required by Nazis to wear a Jewish star
1942   Tank battle at Bir Hakeim: African corps vs British army
1943   1st president of a black country to visit US (Edwin Barclay, Liberia)
1943   Jews riot against Germany in Amsterdam
1943   Premier Churchill & General Marshall fly from US to North Africa
1944   82nd Airborne div D-day-landing at La Haye du Puits to Ste MŠre Eglise
1945   US drop fire bombs on Tokyo
1946   2-for-42 & hitting .048 for 1946, Mel Ott stops playing baseball
1946   Darius Milhauds 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Prague
1946   Klement Gottwald becomes premier of Czechoslovakia
1946   Patent filed in US for H-Bomb
1948   Entire Hagana-arm forces sworn-in as Israeli soldiers
1948   South Africa elects a nationalist govt with apartheid policy
1951   Vaughan Williams "Pilgrim's Progress," premieres in London
1953   Dutch Convair crashes at Schipholweg, 2 die
1955   "7th Heaven" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 44 performances
1955   Conservatives win British parliamentary election
1955   Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade
1956   Aircraft carrier "Bennington" burns off RI, killing 103
1956   Reds' John Klippstein, Hershel Freemman & Joe Blacks no-hitter, broken up with 2 outs in 10th & lose to Braves in 11th, 2-1
1957   Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open
1958   Ceylon emergency crisis proclaimed
1958   Union Square, SF becomes state historical landmark
1958   US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1959   Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, loses in 13th
1961   Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta
1961   USAF bomber flies Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours
1962   "All American" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 perfs
1963   15th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth
1963   Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1963   Organization of African Unity forms
1963   Wes Stock becomes only Balt Oriole to win a doubleheader
1964   "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 199 perfs
1965   Dutch Voting Rights Bill passes
1965   Revised Intl Convention on Safety of Life at Sea takes effect
1966   Buddhist sets self on fire at US consulate in Hu‚ South-Vietnam
1966   Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK
1967   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968   Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1969   Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth
1969   John & Yoko begin their 2nd bed-in (Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal)
1971   Soviet Union's Concorde, TU-144, makes its 1st appearance
1972   Joe Frazier TKOs Ron Stander in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1972   Nixon & Brezhnev signs SALT accord
1972   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973   Bahrain adopts it's constitution
1973   Beatles' "Beatles 1967-1970," album goes #1
1973   Chic White Sox beat Cleve Indians, 6-3, in 21 inn (game complete 5/28)
1973   Funky Worm by Ohio Players hits #15
1973   Super Fly Meets Shaft by John & Ernest hits #31
1973   Tippett's 3rd Piano sonata, premieres
1974   During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14 year old is trampled
1974   Joanne Carner wins Hoosier LPGA Golf Classic
1975   Tennis game in Surrey championships lasts 31 minutes
1977   George Willig climbs NYC World Trade Center
1977   Movie "Star Wars" debuts
1978   1st legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City
1979   Dancin' Fool by Frank Zappa hits #45
1980   Dietmar Mogenburg of West Germany ties high jump record at 7'8"
1980   Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st NLer to record 6, 1-hitters
1980   Soyuz 36 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Hungarian) to Salyut 6
1981   Marine jet crashes on flight deck of USS Nimitz, killing 14
1982   Aston Villa wins 27th Europe Cup 1 of Rotterdam
1982   British ship Atlantic Conveyor & Coventry were hit in Falkland war
1983   29th Walker Cup: US, 13«-10«
1983   Challenger moves to launch pad for STS-7
1983   LA Lakers set NBA playoff game record of fewest free throws
1983   NASA launches Exosat
1983   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984   Floods kill 14 in Tulsa Okla
1984   Frisbee is kept aloft for 1,672 seconds in Philadelphia
1984   Tulsa Oklahoma gets 13" of rain, 14 die
1985   Danny Sullivan wins Indy 500 by 24 seconds following a spin
1985   Explosions destroys 2 tankers off of Gibraltar, 30 die
1985   Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1987   Cecilia Bolocco, 22, of Chile, crowned 36th Miss Universe
1987   Great offensive against Tamil-rebellion in Jaffra Sri Lanka
1987   Supreme Court ruled dangerous defendants could be held without bail
1987   William H Webster replaces Robert M Gates as 14th director of CIA
1988   Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
1989   At 7:42 AM, radio has a 30 2nd silence, honoring radio
1989   Danish parliament allows legal marriage among homosexuals
1989   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1990   China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1990   Phila Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20
1991   Betsy King wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1992   Carlos Martinez hits a ball off Jose Canseco's head for a HR
1992   Weird Al Yankovic begins his Off The Deep End tour
1993   Emmy 20th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 14th time
1993   Long fly ball by Indians' Carlos Martinez bounces off Jose Canseco's head & goes over fence for a home run
1993   Olympique Marseille wins 38th Europe Cup I at Munich
1994   Michael Jackson (35) weds Elvis' daughter Lisa Marie Presley (26)
1996   "Midsummer Night's Dream" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 66 perfs
1996   Indianapolis 500 race
1996   Laura Davies wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game
1996   Rosie Jones wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1997   Sammy Sosa (Cubs) & Tony Womack (Pirates) hit inside the park HRs
1998   Date for Paula Jones sex harassment trial vs Pres Clinton

1478   Clement VII, [Giulio de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1523-34)
1566   Mohammed III, sultan of Turkey (1595-1603)
1591   Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, composer
1667   Abraham De Moivre, French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem)
1689   Mary Wortley Montagu, English essayist, feminist, eccentric
1700   Nikolaus L earl von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, German evangelist
1759   Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, writer/mother of Mary Shelley
1771   Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German saloon owner/author
1773   Hans Georg Nageli, composer
1782   Joseph Drechsler, composer
1788   ? Clark, England, baby of Mary Clark born without a brain
1799   Alexander S Pushkin, Russia, writer (Eugene Onegin)
1799   August Kopisch, German writer (Die Heinzelm„nnchen von K”ln)
1806   Henry Knox Thatcher, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1880
1822   E de Goncourt, writer
1825   Felipe Gutierrez y Espinoza, composer
1835   Edward Porter Alexander, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1846   Arthur Coquard, composer
1850   Christine [Elizabeth C] Poolman, Dutch actress (Stupid force)
1853   Monroe A Althouse, composer
1856   George Templeton Strong, composer
1859   Alfred Edward Housman, Bromsgrove England, poet (A Buried Life)
1865   Akseli V Gallen-Kallela, Fins painter/graphic artist/illustrator
1866   John Eigenhuis, writer (Tough Workers)
1867   Mary, queen of Great Britain/North Ireland
1871   Camille Huysmans, Belgian premier (1946-47)
1873   Cornelis G N de Vooys, translator/founder (New Taalgids)
1874   Henry Farman, French aviation pioneer (double decker)
1876   Jack Root, boxing's 1st light heavyweight champion
1877   Isadora Duncan, SF, free form/interpretative dancer
1877   Jean Schlumberger, French writer (La Mort de Sparte)
1877   Sadao Araki, Japanese general/minister of War (1931-34)
1884   Charles Winninger, Athens Wisc, actor (Charlie Farrell Show)
1886   Al Jolson, [Asa Yoelson], jazz singer/silent actor (Mamie, Swanee)
1890   Kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudes/portraits)
1893   Eugene Goossens, London England, conductor/composer (Perseus)
1893   Norma Talmadge, NY, actress (Sign on Door, Camille)
1895   Dorothea Lange, US documentary photographer
1895   Paul Lukas, Budapest Hungary, actor (Watch on the Rhine, Sphynx)
1898   Ernst Bacon, composer
1898   Gerard Bertouille, composer
1899   Otto E Neugebauer, Austrian/US math historian
1899   Pieter Menten, Dutch war criminal
1903   Estes Kefauver, (Sen-D-Tn)
1905   Hans Holewa, composer
1907   Carleton Young, NY, actor (Reefer Madness, Pride of the Bowery)
1907   John Wayne, Winterset IA, actor (Green Berets, True Grit)
1908   Malando, [Arie Maasland], composer/orchestra leader (Ol‚ Guapa)
1908   Robert Morley, England, actor (High Road to China, African Queen)
1909   Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United)
1909   Richard Maibaum, NYC, screenwriter (Goldfinger)
1910   Adolfo Lopez Mateos, president of Mexico
1910   Laurance S Rockefeller, NYC, CEO (Chase Manhattan Bank)
1911   Ben Alexander, NV, actor (Dragnet, Outer Gate, Mr Doodles Kicks Off)
1912   J nos K d r, premier Hungary (1956-58)
1913   Fred Bertrand, Belgian politician
1913   Peter Cushing, England, actor (Dracula, Star Wars, Dr Who)
1913   Robert Shaw, town planner
1914   Archie Duncan, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Sherlock Holmes)
1919   Jay Silverheels, actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger)
1919   Peter Malcolm Gordon Raleigh, journalist
1920   Jack Cheetham, cricketer (South African batsman, Test capt early 50's)
1920   Peggy Lee, [Norma Egstrom], Jamestown ND, singer (Thats All There Is?)
1921   Frank Mooney, cricketer (dependable wicket-keeper for NZ in 13 Tests)
1923   Horst Tapper, German director/actor (Derrick)
1923   James Arness, Minneapolis MN, actor (Matt Dillon-Gunsmoke, Thing)
1923   Oren Lee Staley, 1st pres of National Farmers Organization (1955-79)
1923   Roy Dotrice, Guernsey Channel Island, actor (Wizard)
1924   Cooper Evans, (Rep-R-IA, 1981-87)
1924   Victor Herbert, Irish/US composer (Kiss in Dark)
1925   Alec McCowen, Tunbridge Wells England, actor (Never Say Never Again)
1926   Maria de Lourdes Martins, composer
1927   Jacques Bergerac, France, actor (Gigi, Les Girls, Thunder in Sun)
1929   Hugo Raes, Flemish writer (Horses Jump & Fresh Sea)
1934   Abdulah M "Dulah" Omar, South African attorney/UDF-leader
1937   Yehuda Yannay, composer
1938   Jackie Liebesit, rocker (Can)
1938   Teresa Stratas, [Anastasia Stratakis], Toronto, soprano (Salome)
1938   William Elden Bolcom, Seattle Washington, composer (Oracles)
1939   Brent Musburger, sportscaster (CBS-TV)
1939   Gerald Ronson, English multi-millionaire
1941   Imants Kalnins, composer
1942   Levon Helm, drummer/singer (Band)
1942   Ray Ennis, England, guitar (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
1943   Erica G Terpstra, Oly swimmer/Dutch MP (VVD)
1944   Verden "Phally" Allen, keyboardist (Mott the Hoople)
1945   Garry Peterson, rocker (Guess Who)
1946   Stevie Nicks, Phoenix Az, rocker (Fleetwood Mac-Bella Donna)
1947   Glenn Turner, cricketer (masterful NZ opening batsman)
1947   Piers Gray, critic/writer
1947   Sherry Bain, Calif, actress (Pipe Dreams)
1948   Geoff Greenidge, cricketer (no relation to Gordon, WI opener 1972-74)
1949   Dan Pastorini, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Raiders) [or Dec 25]
1949   Dayle Haddon, Montr‚al Qu‚bec Canada, actress (Bedroom Eyes)
1949   Hank Williams Jr, Shreveport La, country singer (Honky Tonk)
1949   Pam Grier, Winston-Salem NC, actress (Big Bird Cage, Tough Enough)
1949   Philip Michael Thomas, Columbus Ohio, actor (Miami Vice)
1950   ?, 1st whooping crane hatched in captivity
1951   Muhammed Ahmad Faris, Syria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3)
1951   Sally Kristen Ride, LA Calif, 1st US woman astronaut (STS-7, STS 41G)
1955   Candace L Collins, Dupo Illinois, playmate (Dec, 1979)
1957   Margaret Colin, actress (Independence Day, Three Men & a Baby)
1959   Beverly Lee, rocker
1959   Brian Peaker, London Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)
1959   Nancy White-Brophy, Montague PEI, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's-25th)
1959   Wayne Hussey, rocker (Mission-Lover for Life)
1961   Stephen Robert Pate, Ventura CA, PGA golfer (1987 Southwest Classic)
1962   Bob[cat] Goldthwait, Syracuse NY, comedian (Police Academy)
1962   Colin Vearncombe, rocker (Black-Wonderful Like)
1962   Genie Francis, Englewood NJ, actress (General Hospital, Bare Essence)
1963   Charles Van Eman, Pitts, actor (Charlie-All My Children, Dynasty II)
1963   Eddie Martin Jr, jockey
1964   Kevin Kennedy, baseball manager (Texas Rangers)
1964   Lenny Kravitz, singer/guitar (911 is a Joke, Are You Gonna Go My Way?)
1965   Greg Lloyd, NFL linebacker (Pitts Steelers)
1965   Jacqueline Mary Nelson, Upper Hutt NZ, points race cyclist (Oly-96)
1966   Anthony Edwards, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
1966   Billy Downes, Camden NJ, Nike golfer (1994 New England Classic)
1966   Grant Bradburn, cricketer (son of Wynne NZ off-spinner 1990- )
1966   Zola Budd Pieterse, Bloemfontein South Africa, track star (Oly-1988)
1967   Igor Zemlyanoy, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
1967   Jean Bartholomew, Queens NY, LPGA golfer (1989 Duke U Champ)
1968   Frederik, Heir Apparent Crown Prince of Denmark
1968   Rachael Sporn, Australian basketball forward (Olympics-bronze-96)
1970   Sam Mack, NBA forward/guard (Houston Rockets, Vancouver Grizzlies)
1970   Sebastian Barrie, NFL defensive tackle (SD Chargers)
1971   Darwin Ireland, NFL linebacker (Chic Bears)
1971   Lewis Capes, WLAF defensive tackle (London Monarchs)
1971   Steven Rice, Kitchener, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)
1975   Christopher Lindsey Donaldson, Dunedin NZ, 100m/200m runner (Oly-96)
1975   Travis Lee, San Diego CA, baseball 1st baseman (Olympics-bronze-96)
1976   Benji Gregory, Encino Calif, actor (Brian Tanner-Alf)
1976   Markus Wieland, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
1976   Scott Humphries, Greely Colo, tennis star (1995 doubles Binghampton)
1990   Zenouska Mowatt, granddaughter of English princess Alexandra
1996   Austin Michael Luciano, actor (Dante Carlino-Another World)

604   605? Augustinus van Canterbury, bishop/apostle of England, dies
735   Beda Venerabilis, English speaking church historian, dies at about 62
1421   Mohammed I, sultan of Turkey (1413-21), dies
1512   Bajezid II, governor of Amasja/8th sultan of Turkey, dies
1595   Philippus Nerius, [Filippo Neri], Italian merchant/saint, dies at 79
1609   Cornelis Claesz, mapmaker, buried
1685   Karel, monarch of Palts, dies
1703   Samuel Pepys, English marine expert (Diary)/composer, dies at 70
1753   Willem Maurits, earl of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders, dies
1818   Michael A Barclay de Tolly, Russian fieldmarshal/War Minister, dies
1831   Georg Hermes, German philosopher/theologist (Hermenianen), dies
1832   Fran‡ois-Louis Perne, composer, dies at 59
1864   Ch Sealsfield, writer, dies at 71
1868   Michael Barrett, Irish nationalist, last British public execution
1871   Aime Maillart, composer, dies at 54
1873   August Conradi, composer, dies at 51
1876   Frantisek Palacky, Czech historian/MP, dies at 77
1880   John Curwen, composer, dies at 63
1883   Abd el-Kader, Algerian sultan/religious ruler, dies at about 74
1891   Frederick Bowen Jewson, composer, dies at 67
1905   Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker, dies
1908   Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indies theologist (Ahmadiyya motion), dies at 69
1912   Jan Blockx, Belgian opera composer (Bride of the Sea), dies at 61
1924   Johann Heinrich Beck, composer, dies at 67
1924   Victor Herbert, Irish/US cellist/composer/conductor, dies at 65
1926   S V Petlura, Ukrainain ataman, assassinated by Shalom Schwarzbard
1933   Jimmie Rodgers, country singer, dies at 35
1939   Charles H Mayo, US surgeon/co-founder (Mayo Clinic), dies at 74
1939   Cornelis J Cutters, supreme commander of Navy (1910-18), dies
1943   Edsel Ford, owner (Ford Motor Company), dies at 49
1944   C M Francois, cricketer (WWII, 252 runs in 5 Tests for S Africa), dies
1946   Friedrich A H von Waldeck, monarch of Waldeck, dies
1950   Antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano (Bolshoi Theater), dies
1951   Lincoln Ellsworth, artic explorer, dies at 71
1952   D maso Alonso, Spanish linguistic/poet (Hombrey Dios), dies at 55
1954   Franz Pfemfert, writer, dies at 74
1956   Al Simmons, outfielder (A's)/lifetime batting avg of .334, dies at 54
1958   Francis Carco(pino), French author/critic (L'homme traqu‚), dies at 71
1959   Ed Walsh, baseball pitcher (1.82 ERA), dies at 78
1959   Joe Kelly, TV host (Quiz Kids), dies at 57
1963   Sharon Lynn, actress (Way Out West, Big Broadcast), dies at 53
1966   Don Castle, actor (Motor Patrol, Born to Speed), dies at 47
1966   Neal Dodd, actor (Only Women, You Belong to Me), dies at 86
1967   Antoon Spinoy, Belgian politician, dies at 60
1967   George E Stone, actor (5 Star Final, Front Page), dies at 64
1968   William E "Little Willie" John, US R&B-singer (Fever), dies at 30)
1969   Kathryn Minner, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 77
1971   John Longden, actor (Man From Interpol), dies at 70
1973   Jacques Lipchitz, US cubist sculptor, dies at 81
1974   Kitty Gordon, entertainer, dies at 96
1976   Martin Heidegger, German philosopher (Holzweg), dies at 86
1977   Jim Boles, actor (Kraft Music Hall, One Man's Family), dies at 63
1977   William Powell, rocker (O'Jays), dies of cancer at 35
1979   George Brent, actor (Baby Face, Dark Victory, 42nd St), dies at 75
1991   Tom Cassidy, anchor (CNN), dies of AIDs at 41
1991   Tom Eyen, playwright (Dreamgirls), dies of cardiac arrest at 50
1992   Danny Biasone, basketball innovator (24-second clock), dies at 83
1993   Carleton Morse, radio dramatist (One Man's Family), dies at 91
1993   Cor de Great, pianist/conductor/composer (Vernissage), dies at 78
1993   Marvin Young, producer/child actor (Player), dies at 90
1994   George Wildman Ball, under minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 84
1994   Sonny Sharrock, US free-jazz guitarist, dies at 53
1994   Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, jazz Guitarist, dies at 53
1995   Isadore "Friz" Freling, cartoon director (Sylvester), dies at 88
1995   Ron Weatherburn, jazz pianist, dies at 61
1995   Severn Darden, comedian (Second City), dies at 65
1996   Halka Grossman, resistance fighter/politician, dies at 76
1996   Matima Kinuani Mpiosso, musician, dies at 45
1997   Manfred Von Ardenne, German scientific pioneer, dies at 90

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