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Births   Deaths   Events
757   Paolo Orsini replaces his brother Pope Stephen II, as Paul I
1220   German king Frederick II grants bishops sovereign rights
1478   1st Easter
1478   Pazzi conspirators attack Lorenzo & kill Giuliano de'Medici
1514   Copernicus makes his 1st observations of Saturn
1532   Sultan Suleiman through Hungary on away to Vienna
1564   William Shakespeare baptized
1607   1st British to establish an American colony land at Cape Henry, Va
1654   Jews are expelled from Brazil
1655   Dutch West Indies Co denies Peter Stuyvesant's desire to exclude Jews from New Amsterdam
1677   Emperor Leopold I forms University of Innsbruck
1709   Frisian viceroy Johan Willem Friso marries countess Maria Louisa
1721   Smallpox vaccination 1st administrated
1755   1st Russian university opens (Moscow)
1777   Sybil Ludington, 16, rode from NY to Ct rallying her fathers militia
1803   Meteorites fall in L'Aigle, France
1814   King Louis XVIII lands on Calais, from England
1819   Odd Fellows Lodge forms
1828   Russia declares war on Turkey to support Greece's independence
1835   Fr‚d‚ric Chopins "Grand Polonaise Brillante," premieres in Paris
1841   "Bombay Gazette" begins publishing on silk
1853   Dutch King William III disbands 2nd Chamber
1855   Composer Gioacchino Rossini leaves Italy
1865   Battle of Durham Station, NC (Greensboro)
1865   Battle of Ft Tobacco, VA
1865   Confederate Gen J E Johnston surrenders Army of Tenn, at Durham NC
1887   Huntsville Electric Co forms to sell electricity
1890   Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London
1893   1st Cleveland Board of Park Commissioners forms
1900   AL opener in Cleve draws 6,500
1904   Bell Telephone Company of Antwerp Belgium forms
1905   Cubs Jack McCarthy becomes only major league player to throw out 3 runners at plate in 1 game, all were ends of a double play
1906   1st motion pictures shown in Hawaii
1907   Jamestown, Va Tercentenary Exposition opens
1912   1st homerun hit at Fenway Park (Hugh Bradley, Red Sox)
1913   Panama-Pacific International Exposition opens in SF
1913   Sun Yet San calls for revolt against pres Yuan Shikai in China
1915   Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France & Russia
1920   H Shapley & H D Curtis hold "great debate" on nature of nebulae
1923   English prince Albert (George VI) marries lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
1925   Pulitzer prize awarded to Edna Ferber for "So big"
1926   Germany & Russia sign neutrality/peace treaty
1926   Karachai Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR (until 1943)
1928   Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London
1929   1st non-stop England to India flight lands
1931   Lou Gehrig hits a HR but is called out for passing a runner, mistake costs him AL home run crown; he & Babe Ruth tie for season
1932   Jean Anouilh's "L'Ermine," premieres in Paris
1933   Jewish students are barred from school in Germany
1935   Frank Boucher is given NHL's Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship permanently for winning it 7 of 11 years
1936   Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 4th Symphony
1937   German Luftwaffe destroys Basque town of Guernica in Spain
1938   Austrian Jews required to register property above 5,000 Reichsmarks
1941   A tradition begins, 1st organ at a baseball stadium (Chicago Cubs)
1941   Potatoes rationed in Holland
1942   Coal mine explosion kills 1,549 at Honkeiko Manchuria
1942   Luftwaffe bombs Bath
1944   1st B-29 attacked by Japanese fighters, one fighter shot down
1944   Papandreou govt in Greece forms
1945   Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, leader of France's Vichy collaborationist regime during WW II, arrested for treason
1947   "Bless the Bride" musical opens in London
1950   Last horse race at Havre de Grace Track in Md, is run
1950   U of Miami ends William & Mary straight tennis match victories at 82
1951   Queen Juliana opens Brielsche Mausoleum
1952   Patty Berg scores 64, best competitive round of golf by a woman
1952   US minesweeper "Hobson" rams aircraft carrier "Wasp," kills 176
1954   Far Eastern Affairs conference opens in Geneva
1954   Nationwide test of Salk anti-polio vaccine begins
1957   Jamestown, Va 350th Anniversary Festival opens
1959   Cuba invades Panama
1959   Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open
1961   French paratroopers' revolt suppressed in Algeria
1961   Roger Maris hits 1st of 61 homers in 1961
1962   1st Lockheed A-12 flies
1962   Ariel 1 Launch (1st UK Satellite)
1962   Ranger 4 crash lands on (backside of) Moon
1962   Red Sox Bill Monbouquette no-hits White Sox 1-0
1962   US/UK launch Ariel; 1st international payload
1964   18th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 1
1964   Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1964   Tanganyika & Zanzibar form United Republic of Tanganyika & Zanzibar
1965   Ives' 4th Symphony premieres
1966   Arnold "Red" Auerbach retires as Boston Celtic's coach
1967   "Hallelujah, Baby!" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 293 perfs
1967   KSPS TV channel 7 in Spokane, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967   San Marco 2 Launch (1st Equatorial Launch)
1968   Students seize administration building at Ohio State
1968   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968   US underground nuclear test, "Boxcar," 1 megaton device
1969   "Celebration" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 110 performances
1969   "George M!" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 435 performances
1969   Firestone World Bowling Tournament (Mercury Open) won by Jim Godman
1970   "Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 690 performances
1971   Heaviest rains ever in Bahia district of Brazil, 15" in 24 hrs
1971   SF lightship replaced by automatic buoy
1971   Turkey state of siege proclaimed
1973   "2 Gentlemen of Verona," musical opens in London
1973   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974   Landslide in Huancavelica Province Peru creates a natural dam
1974   Malta adopts constitution
1974   Yankees trade Peterson, Beene, Kline & Buskey to Indians for Chambliss, Tidrow & Upshaw
1975   Mario Soares' Socialist Party wins 1st free election in Portugal
1975   Penguins 0-Isles 1-Quarterfinals-Isles win series 4-3
1975   Phillies Mike Schmidt's 2 HRs ties NL record of 11 HRs in April
1976   Pan Am begins non-stop flights NYC-Tokyo
1977   NY's famed disco Studio 54 opens
1978   France sends troops to Chad
1978   NASA launches space vehicle S-201
1980   Gerard Nijboer runs Dutch record marathon (2:09:01)
1980   Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980   Iran begins scattering US hostages from US Embassy
1980   Longest jump by a jet boat is set at 120'
1980   Phillies' Steve Carlton pitches his 6th 1-hitter (beats Cards)
1981   "Copperfield" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 13 performances
1981   Beth Solomon wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
1981   Largest US bank robbery (Tucson Ariz), more than $33 million stolen
1982   Argentina surrenders to Britain on S Georgia near Falkland Island
1982   CBS radio begins youth oriented broadcast Radio Radio
1982   Gene Michael becomes NY Yankee manager for 2nd time
1982   Rod Stewart is mugged, gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche
1983   Bruins 2-Isles 5-Wales Conf Championship-Isles hold 1-0 lead
1983   Dow Jones Industrial Avg breaks 1,200 for 1st time
1983   San Antonio spurs beat Denver Nuggets, 152-133 in NBA playoff game
1984   Liverpool's Cavern Club reopens
1984   Pres Reagan visits China
1986   Actor/body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger weds newscaster Maria Shriver
1986   Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Marshall Holman
1986   France performs nuclear test
1986   Game between Angels & Twins delayed for 9 minutes by strong winds
1986   Worst nuclear disaster, 4th reactor at Chernobyl USSR explodes, 31 die
1987   "Barbara Cook: A Concert..." closes at Ambassador NYC after 13 perfs
1988   1st TNN Viewers choice awards-Randy Travis wins in 5 categories
1988   NBA approves addition of 3rd referee in 1988-89 season
1988   NY Met Davey Johnson becomes 2nd manager to record 400 victory in 1st 4 years (Al Lopez did it 1st)
1989   AT&T announces NJ's 201 area code will split into 908 & 201
1989   Mike Tyson is ticketed for driving 71 MPH in 30 mile zone in Albany
1990   "Accomplice" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 52 performances
1990   126 die in a (6.9) earthquake in China
1990   Danny Wood of New Kids, steps on a stuffed animal & twists his ankle
1990   Nolan Ryan ties Bob Feller's record of pitching 12 1-hitters
1990   NY court of appeals ends 2« year legal battle over 1988 America's Cup by refusing jurisdiction of case
1991   "Dinosaurs" premieres on ABC-TV
1991   23 killed in Kansas & Okla by tornadoes
1991   Soccer star Diego Maradona, suspended for using cocaine, arrested in Argentina for possession & distribution of illegal narcoti
1992   "Grand Hotel" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 1,018 perfs
1992   "Growing Pains," final episode on ABC TV
1992   "Jelly's Last Jam" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 569 performances
1992   "Master Builder" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 45 performances
1992   "Metro" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 13 performances
1992   "Who's The Boss," final episode after 8 years on ABC TV
1992   Alex Haley, (Roots), wins 1992 Ellis Island Award, posthumously
1992   Maggie Will wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1992   Ozzie Smith steals his 500th base
1993   "Shakespeare for My Father" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 266 perfs
1993   Boeing 737 crashes at Aurangabad, kills 56
1993   NBC announces Conan O'Brien to replace David Letterman
1993   STS-55 (Columbia) launches into orbit
1994   1st multi-racial election in South Africa begins [3 days] Dr Nomaza Paintin in NZ is 1st black South African to vote
1994   26.9øC in Prestebakke Norway (Norwegian April high temp record)
1994   Mad About You actress Leila Kenzel (33) weds Neil Monaco (34)
1994   Taiwan Airbus A-300 crashes at Nagoya Japan, 262 killed
1995   Baseball season begins after lengthy strike
1995   Coors Field, opens in Denver, Rockies beat Mets 11-9 in 14 innings
1996   Shaun Pollock takes 4 wkts in 4 balls for Warwickshire in B&H
1996   Sotherby ends 4 day auction of Jackie O stuff-take in $34.5 million
1997   "Life," opens at Barrymore Theater NYC
1998   wins Chick-fil-A Golf Charity Championship

121   Antonius Marcus Aurelius, [Marcus A Verus], Emperor of Rome (161-180)
1319   Jean II, the Good, king of France (1350-64)
1538   Giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato)
1564   William Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright (Hamlet)
1567   Nicolas Forme, composer
1573   Marie de'Medici, Queen of France
1603   Francesco Nigetti, composer
1637   Philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized
1648   Pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706)
1711   David Hume, English empiricist/philosopher (Treatise of Human Nature)
1718   Esek Hopkins, US, 1st commander-in-chief (US Navy)
1726   Pasquale Paoli, Corsican freedom fighter
1776   Joan M Kemper, Dutch lawyer (designed civil code law book)
1782   Maria Amalia of Bourbon-Sicily, wife of Louis Phillip of Austria
1785   John James Audubon, Haiti, bird watcher/artist
1787   Ludwig Uhland, writer
1796   Auguste-Matthieu Panseron, composer
1798   Ferdinand EugŠne Delacroix, French painter/lithograph/etcher (Journal)
1806   Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, composer
1808   Martha Finley, children's book author
1812   Alfred Krupp, German arms merchant
1820   Alice Cary, Cincinnati, American poet (Cincinnati Sentinel)
1822   Frederick Law Olmsted, architect/writer (designed Central Park)
1822   Jan Albert van Eyken, composer/organist
1827   Charles Edward Hovey, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1834   Artemus Ward, (Charles Farrar Browne), humorist
1834   Horatio Richmond Palmer, composer
1836   Erminnie Adelle Platt, US, ethnologist (Iriquois-English Dictionary)
1839   Cyrus Hamblin, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
1841   Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian
1860   Alphonse M A J Ari‰ns, Dutch pastor
1863   Arno Holz, writer
1863   Charles Haslewood Shannon, lithographer/painter
1868   Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere/Newspaper publisher
1868   Robert Herrick, US writer (Common lot)
1873   Otto zur Linde, German author (Charon)
1874   J H "Biddy" Anderson, cricketer (one Test S Africa v Australia 1902)
1875   Syngman Rhee, South Korea, pres of South Korea (1948-60) [or Mar 26]
1878   Ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds, We Live Again)
1879   Owen Williams Richardson, England, physicist (Nobel 1928)
1880   Mikhail Fokine, Russia, choreographer/founder of modern dance
1884   Harry Sothern, actor (Dr Huer-Buck Rogers)
1886   Ma Rainey, [Gertrude Pridgett], "Mother of the Blues", US blues singer
1888   Aleksandr Mikhailov, USSR, astronomer
1889   Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austria, philosopher (Tractatus)
1890   Edgar "E Livingstone" Kennedy, US actor/director (My Old Dutch)
1893   Anita Loos, author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
1894   Rudolf Hess, Hitler's Deputy Fhrer, only prisoner at Spandau
1897   Olga Chekova, Russia, actress (Italian Strawhat, Cry of the Children)
1898   Edward PF Eagan, Denver, boxer (Oly-gold-20)/bobsledder (Oly-gold-32)
1898   John Grierson, documentary film maker
1898   Vicente Aleixandre, Spain, writer (Ambito, Bird of Paper, Nobel 1977)
1899   Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, TX, actor (Hoedown, Country Fair, Blackmail)
1900   Charles Richter, Ohio, Earthquakes seismologist (Richter scale)
1900   Douglas Sirk, director (Zu Neuen Ufern, Boefje)
1900   James Sutherland, English literature scholar/actor (Rob Roy 1953)
1903   Geoffrey Worthington, Air vice-marshall
1903   Niven Busch, US screenwriter (Postman Always Rings Twice)
1904   Paul E "Cardinal" Leger, archbishop (Montreal)
1904   William "Count" Basie, jazz pianist (Policy Man, Blazing Saddles)
1905   Charles K Feldman, [Gould], NYC, producer (Casino Royale)
1905   Denis O'Dea, Dublin, actor (Esther & the King, Treasure Island)
1905   Jean Vigo, France, actor/director (Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante)
1906   Gracie Allen, Mrs George Burns, comedienne (George Burns Show)
1906   Leopold Spinner, composer
1907   Theun de Vries, writer (February; PC Hooft prize 1981)
1909   Richard Howorth, cricketer (English all-rounder, three county doubles)
1910   Erland von Koch, composer
1910   Ernst Tittel, composer
1910   Johan Doorn, Dutch journalist/resistance fighter (Orange Newspaper)
1910   Tomoyuki Tanaka, director (Godzilla)
1911   Marianne Hoppe, Rostock Germany (Bei Thea, Liebrauen)
1912   A[lfred] E[lton] van Vogt, Canada, sci-fi author (Wizard of Linn)
1914   Bernard Malamud, US, novelist (Fixer, Natural, Pulitizer 1967)
1914   Charlie Chester, British comedian (Never Say Die)
1914   Horace Leonard Gold, Sci-Fi writer/editor
1914   James William Rouse, US builder (shopping malls/Columbia, Maryland)
1914   Wilfred Howard Mellers, composer
1916   Arnoldus Christian Vlok van Wyk, composer
1916   Morris L West, Australia, novelist (Shoes of the Fisherman)
1917   I[eoh] M[ing] Pei, Canton, China, architect (1961 Brunner Prize)
1917   Sal "The Barber" Maglie, pitcher (NY Giants, 8th best won-lost pct)
1918   Fanny Blankers-Koen, Holland, 100m/200m dash, hurdler (Olym-gold-1948)
1918   Jack Morpurgo, American Literature scholar (Leeds University)
1918   Stafford Repp, Calif, actor (Chief O'Hara-Batman, Plunder Road)
1920   Juan C Lampe, Aruba, pianist/composer
1921   Harry Knutton, Maj-Gen/dir-general (London City & Guilds Institute)
1921   Jimmy Giuffre, jazz musician
1921   Margaret Gowing, professor (history, science)
1922   James Holt, medieval historian
1922   Jeanne Sauv‚, 1st female Governor-General (Canada, 1984-90)
1922   Margaret Scott, founder (Australian Ballet School)
1922   Mike Kellin, Hartford Ct, actor (Honestly Celeste, Fitz & Bones)
1922   Paul-Andre Gaillard, composer
1922   Pol Bury, Belgian sculptor
1923   Oliver Millar, Surveyor (Queen's Pictures)
1924   Russell Nype, Zion Ill, singer/actor (Burton Farley-Dorothy)
1926   Anton PO Ekstr”m, Swedish writer (Summer Dances)
1926   David Coleman, sports commentator
1926   Michael Joughin, CEO (Scottish Hydro-Electric)
1926   Oldrich Frantisek Korte, composer
1926   Preston "Bob" Tisch, NFL co-owner (NY Giants)
1927   Anne McLaren, biologist/zoologist/actress (Things to Come)
1927   Jack Douglas, comedian (My Brother Was an Only Child, Jack Paar Show)
1928   Gordon Downey, British Comptroller General/Reader Rep (Independent)
1928   Hertha Kr„ftner, writer
1930   Derek Waring, actor (Barnacle Bill, Arthur-Heart of the Country)
1930   Justin Gosling, principal (St Edmund Hall Oxford)
1930   Roger Moens, Belgium, 800m runner (Olympic-silver-1960)
1933   Carol Burnett, San Antonio Tx, comedian/actress (Annie, 4 Seasons)
1934   J Micheal McCloskey, environmentalist/chairman (Sierra Club)
1936   Edward Cazalet, British High Court Judge
1937   Robert Boozer, Omaha Neb, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1960)
1938   Duane Eddy, Phoenix, Az, country singer (Peter Gunn, Cannonball)
1938   Maurice Williams, rocker
1938   Willie Wood, bowler
1939   Roger Buckley, British High Court Judge
1940   Giorgio Moroder, composer (Let it Ride, Cat People, Top Gun)
1941   John Battle, MP
1942   Bobby Rydell, Phila Pa, rock singer (Wild One, Bye Bye Birdie)
1942   Claudine Auger, Paris France, Miss France (1958)/actress (Thunderball)
1942   Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russia, cosmonaut
1943   Claudine Auger, Miss France (1958)/actress (Thunderball)
1943   Gary Wright, singer, dream weaver (Spooky Tooth-It's All About)
1944   Bruce Johnston, US pop musician (Beach Boys-God Only Knows) [or 6/24]
1944   David O'B Martin, (Rep-R-NY, 1981- )
1944   Martha Rockwell, Providence RI, skier (Mount Washington)
1945   Giorgio Moroder, producer/singer/songwriter (150 gold discs)
1945   V K Ramaswamy, cricketer (Indian Test umpire stood in 1996 World Cup)
1947   Donna Elizabeth De Varona, Greenwich Ct, swimmer (Olympic-2 gold-64)
1947   Gervase Frank Ashworth Jackson-Stops, architectural adviser
1948   Boyd Matson, TV host/correspondent (National Geographic Explorer)
1948   Gerry Sikorski, (Rep-D-MN, 1983- )
1948   Stevie Nicks, Calif, rocker/druggie (Fleetwood Mac-Rumours)
1949   Jimmy Hall, rocker (Wet Willie)
1950   Howard "Leon" Reeder, rock guitarist (Champaign)
1950   Peter Schaufuss, director of ballet (Deutsche Opera Berlin)
1951   Lynne Jones, MP
1952   Popo Simon Molefe, secretary-general (South Africa UDF)
1956   Koo Stark, [Kathleen Dee-Anne], photographer/actress (Emily)
1958   Giancarlo Esposito, actor (Bob Roberts, School Daze, King of NY)
1958   Johnny "Earl of" Dumfries, racing driver
1959   Ann O'Neill, Toowoomba QLD, golfer (1989 Downs District Champ)
1960   Roger Taylor, rock drummer (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
1961   Albert Lawrence, Jamaica, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)
1961   Joan Chen, [Chen Chong], Shanghai China, actress (Heaven & Earth)
1961   Nancy Scranton, Centralia IL, golfer (1991 du Maurier Ltd Classic)
1962   Graham "Skin" Skinner, rocker (Hipsway)
1962   Michael Damian, San Diego, singer (Rock on)/actor (Young & Restless)
1963   Bill Wennington, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
1963   Michael Damian, actor/singer (Joseph & Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat)
1963   Thomas Searle, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
1964   Tod Bass, LA Calif, actor (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In)
1966   Andrea Temesvari, Budapest Hungary, tennis star (1985 US Clay Courts)
1967   Klaus Merk, Augsburg GER, hockey goaltender (Team Germany 1998)
1967   Matt Peterson, Chicago IL, Nike golfer (1992 Hawkeye Open-7th)
1968   Ahmed Elmaghraby, Suez Egypt, US field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
1971   Ryan Yarborough, NFL wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens, NY Jets)
1972   Francisco Cordova, Veracruz Mexico, pitcher (Pitts Pirates)
1972   Marco Rivera, NFL/WLAF guard (Scot Claymores, GB Packers-Superbowl 31)
1972   Natrone Means, NFL running back (SD Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars)
1973   Damien Munoz, Miss USA-Colorado (1997)
1973   Mark Davis, NBA guard/forward (Phila 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves)
1973   Tracy Kathleen Hayes, Wheaton Ill, Miss America (Illinois-5th-1996)
1975   Jabbar Threats, defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1975   Trudi Ferguson, Miss Universe-Jamaica (1996)
1976   Sarah Tueting, ice hockey goalie (USA, Oly-98)
1979   Sean Fox, actor (3 Ninjas Kick Back, Calendar Girl)
1980   Jordana Brewster, Panama, actress (Nikki Graves-As the World Turns)
1980   Marne Patterson, Sherman Oaks Cal, actress (Nicole-Something So Right)
1984   Ryan O'Donohue, Pomona Ca, actress (Byrds of Paradise, Boys are Back)

757   Stephen II, [III/Orsini?], Pope (752-57), dies
1196   Alfonso II, King of Aragon (1162-96), dies
1444   Robert Campin, South Neth painter/porter of Doornik, dies at about 65
1478   Giuliano de' Medici, Medeheerser of Florence, murdered at about 24
1558   Jean Fran‡ois Fernel, French physician, dies
1648   Christoph Thomas Walliser, composer, dies at 79
1703   Georg Christoph Leuttner, composer, dies at 58
1726   Jeremy Collier, Engl bishop/historian/opponent to theater, dies at 75
1731   Daniel Defoe, English author (Robinson Crusoe), dies at about 70
1785   Karl Siegmund von Seckendorff, composer, dies at 40
1789   Peter I Panin, Russian general (Pugatshov-uprising), dies at about 67
1805   Jean BG d'ansse the Villoison, classic (Anecdota Graeca), dies at 55
1827   Bernardo Ottani, composer, dies at 90
1865   Charles J Sax, Belgian inventor (saxophone), dies at 74
1865   John Wilkes Booth, assassin, is shot dead near Bowling Green VA at 27
1907   Pietro Plantania, composer, dies at 79
1910   Bjírnstjerne Bjírnson, Norwegian writer (Mary, Nobel 1903), dies at 77
1920   Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian math genius (ã/Notebooks), dies at 32
1922   Hans Sommer, composer, dies at 84
1924   Josef Labor, composer, dies at 82
1932   Bill Lockwood, cricketer (43 wickets in 12 Tests for England), dies
1938   Edmund Husserl, German philosopher (study of phenomenon), dies at 79
1940   Carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65
1941   Jean Demoor, Belgian physician/physiologist/educationalist, dies at 74
1946   Hermann Keyserling, count/philosopher (Unsterblichkeit), dies at 65
1951   John Alden Carpenter, US composer (Sea Drift), dies at 75
1952   Charles L Baars, Dutch actor (Women Tamers), dies at 59
1956   Edward Arnold, actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 66
1958   Joe Small, cricketer (WI all-rounder in 1928 series), dies
1958   Johan N C "Joan" Collette, painter, dies at 68
1960   Wander J de Haas, Dut physicist (Einstein-De Haas effect), dies at 82
1961   Gail Russell, actress (Calcutta, Moonrise, El Paso), dies at 36
1964   Edwin John Pratt, Canadian poet (Towards the Last Spike), dies at 81
1964   Pieter van der Lijn, Dutch geologist (Boulder Book), dies at 93
1965   Aaron Avshalomov, composer, dies at 70
1970   Gypsy Rose Lee, stripper/actress (Pruitts of S Hampton), dies at 56
1970   John Knittel, writer, dies at 79
1970   Paul Celan, writer, dies at 49 [or May 5]
1972   Margaret A R Bonds, US pianist/composer/arranger, dies at 59
1973   Irene Ryan, actress (Granny-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 69
1976   Allan Jackson, newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand), dies at 60
1976   Neil McCallum, actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45
1976   Sidney James, actor (Lavander Hill Mob, Carry On), dies at 65
1980   Cicely Courtneidge, actress (Double Exposure), dies at 87
1981   Jim Davis, actor (Jack Ewing-Dallas), dies at 65
1981   Madge Evans, TV panelist (Masquerade Party), dies at 71
1981   Robert Davi, dies at 54
1982   Celia Johnson, British actress (Jean Brodie), dies of stroke at 73
1982   Ville Ritola, Finnish 5/10km runner (Olympic-gold-1924, 28), dies
1983   Bronislaw Kaper, composer, dies at 81
1983   Vaughn Taylor, actor (Johnny Jupiter), dies at 72
1984   Henry Rowland, actor (Rogue's Regiment), dies at 70
1984   May McAvoy, actress (Ben Hur), dies at 82 after a heart attack
1984   William "Count" Basie, jazz piano great, dies on 80th birthday
1986   Bessie Love, actress (Broadway Melody, Isadora), dies at 87
1986   [William] Broderick Crawford, actor (Highway Patrol), dies at 74
1989   Lucille Ball, comedienne (I Love Lucy), dies of heart attack at 78
1990   Carlos Pizarro Leongomez, Colombian pres candidate, assassinated
1991   Carmine Coppola, composer/father of Francis Ford Coppola, dies
1991   Emily McLaughlin, US actress (Jessie-General Hospital), dies at 61
1992   Alberta Vaughn, actress (Wild Horse, Silver Devil), dies at 87
1992   Clyde Hartley, entertainer, dies at 68
1995   Alexander Knox, actor/writer (Gorky Park, Accident), dies at 88
1996   Burton Stein, historian, dies at 69
1996   John Norrie McArthur, malariologist/microscopist, dies at 94
1996   Stirling Silliphant, screenwriter, dies at 78
1997   Joey Faye, comic (Fruit of the Loom grapes), dies at 86
1997   Peng Zhen, mayor of Beijing China (1951-66), dies
1997   Yegorov, Russian leader (1994-95), dies

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