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YEAR EVENTS
587   Treaty of Andelot: King Guntram takes cousin Childebert II as heir
741   St Gregory III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1340   Battle of Salado Spain: last Moor invasion driven back
1443   George Kastriotis [Skanderberg] proclaims Albania principality
1520   Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing Pacific Ocean
1569   Duke of Alva forces bishop Nicolaas van Nieuwland of Haarlem to resign
1582   Playwright & poet William Shakespeare weds Anne Hathaway
1660   London Royal Society forms
1670   Pierre Corneille's "Tite et B‚r‚nice," premieres in Paris
1710   Battle at Brihuega: English General Stanhope captured
1745   -29] French troops attack indians of Saratoga, NY
1757   England condemns ceasefire of Kloster-Seven
1775   2nd Continental Congress formally establishes US Navy
1776   Washington & his troops cross Delaware River
1795   US pays $800,000 & a frigate as tribute to Algiers & Tunis
1813   Kosacks occupy Utrecht
1821   Panama declares independence from Spain
1833   Charles Darwin rides through Las Pietras, returning to Montevideo
1847   Bologna: church San Francisco dei Minori Conventuali initiated with premier of Rossini's Tantum ergo
1853   Olympia forms as capital of Washington Territory
1854   Dutch army stops Chinese uprising in Borneo
1861   Confederate congress officially admits Missouri to Confederate Army
1862   Battle at Cane Hill, Arkansas (475 casualties)
1862   Battle of Hooly Spring, MS
1864   3rd day of Battles at Waynesboro/Jones's Plantation, Georgia
1864   Battle of New Creek, WV (Rosser's Raid, Ft Kelly)
1871   Ku Klux Klan trials began in Federal District Court in SC
1875   Verney Cameroon reaches East Africa
1879   Battle at Lydenburg S Africa: Gen Wolseley beats Sekhukhenes Pedi-Zulu
1895   America's 1st auto race starts; 6 cars, 55 miles, winner avg 7 MPH
1899   Battle of Mud river (Boer general. Cronj‚ beats British gen Methuen)
1901   Gustav Mahler's 4th Symphony in G, premieres
1904   Germany defeats Hottentotten in Warmbad SW-Africa
1905   Arthur Griffith forms Sinn Fein in Dublin
1906   Tommy Burns & Jack O'Brien fight to a draw in 20 for hw boxing title
1908   154 men die in coal mine explosion at Marianna Pa
1911   Zapata proclaims Plan of Ayala Mexico
1912   Albania declares it's Indepenence from Turkey
1913   Heavyweight Jack Johnson KOs Andr‚ Spaul in Paris
1916   1st (German) air attack on London
1917   Sigmund Rombergs revue "Over the Top," premieres in NYC
1918   Emperor Wilhelm of Prussia & Germany, abdicates
1919   US-born Lady Astor elected 1st female member of British Parliament
1921   Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Bah  (Bah '¡ festival-Qawl 6, 78)
1922   6 old minsters in Greece, executed
1922   Capt Cyril Turner (RAF) gives 1st skywriting exhibition (NYC) Turner spelled out "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200." 47,000 call
1924   Pieter Jelle Troelstra leaves 2nd Chamber
1925   7th French govt of Briand sworn-in
1925   Grand Ole Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio Nashville Tn
1925   NHL goalie Georges V‚zina collapses & dies of TB 4 months later
1927   J McHugh & D Fields' musical "Delmar's Revels," premieres in NYC
1929   Adm Richard E Byrd makes 1st South Pole flight
1929   Ernie Nevers scores all 40 pts for Chic Cards vs Bears (NFL record)
1930   Howard Hanson's 2nd Symphony "Romantic," premieres
1931   Bradman scores 226, the 1st Test Cricket century at Gabba, v S Afr
1932   France & USSR signs not-attack treaty
1932   Groucho Marx performed on radio for 1st time
1934   Churchill tells Premier Baldwin not to under estimate German air power
1938   4th Heisman Trophy Award: Davey O'Brien, Texas Christian (QB)
1939   Nazi Gov-Gen of Poland, Hans Frank organizes Judenrat
1939   Soviet govt revokes Russian-Finnish non-attack treaty
1940   Cleveringa arrested by nazis
1941   German troops vacate Rostov
1942   500 die in a fire that destroyed Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston
1942   Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire kills 602 (Boston Mass)
1943   FDR, Churchill & Stalin met at Tehran to map out strategy
1944   1st allied ship sails into Schelde Antwerp
1944   400 Rotterdammers attack coal warehouse
1944   Hal Newhouser is named AL MVP
1944   In reprisal 40 Dutch men are executed by Nazis
1944   US 121st Infantry regiment occupies Hrtgen
1945   Aust Services draw second Victory Test Cricket v India at Calcutta
1946   French govt of Bidault, resigns
1946   Landverrader Anton Mussert to death sentenced
1948   "Hopalong Cassidy" premieres on TV
1948   1st Polaroid camera sold
1949   "Texas, Li'l Darlin'" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 293 perfs
1950   Walter O'Malley fires Burt Shotton as Dodgers manager
1951   John Van Druten's "I am a Camera," premieres in NYC
1951   Military coup under Col Adib el-Shishakli in Syria
1953   "Wish You Were Here" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 597 perfs
1953   41st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 12-6
1954   1st pro football game in Netherlands
1954   Cleveland Browns' Horace Gillom sets club record with 80-yard punt
1954   KCKT (now KSNC) TV channel 2 in Great Bend, KS (NBC) 1st broadcast
1955   KMVI (now WMAU) TV channel 12 in Wailuku, HI (IND) begins broadcasting
1955   KTHV TV channel 11 in Little Rock, AR (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956   Photography begins on "... & God Created Women"
1957   "Look Homeward, Angel" with Anthony Perkins premieres in NYC
1957   Warren Spahn of the Braves wins Cy Young Award
1958   AL announces Opening Day in 1959 will be earliest ever, April 9
1958   Chad becomes an autonomous republic within French community
1958   Congo & Mauritania become autonomous members of French Community
1958   George "Punch" Imlach becomes coach of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs
1958   KCOO (now KABY) TV channel 9 in Aberdeen, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting
1958   Test Cricket debut for Wes Hall, v India at Bombay
1958   US reports 1st full-range firing of an ICBM
1959   47th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 21-7
1959   KOMC (now KSNK) TV channel 8 in McCook - Oberlin, NB (NBC) begins
1959   Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Princeps Pastorum
1960   CBS radio expands hourly news coverage from 5 to 10 minutes
1960   Mauritania gains independence from France (Natl Day)
1961   Ernest Davis is 1st black to win Heisman Trophy
1961   General Meeting of UN debates about New-Guinea
1961   Martin Walser's "Der Abstecher," premieres in Munich
1962   Telegraph between Netherlands & Indonesia restored
1963   1st million copy record prior to release "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
1963   Beatles "She Loves You" returns to #1 on UK record chart
1963   Crusher beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ
1963   WHNT TV channel 19 in Huntsville, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1964   52nd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 34-24
1964   France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1964   Mariner 4 launched; 1st probe to fly by Mars
1965   Browns' Leroy Kelly sets club record for most punt return yds (109)
1965   Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1966   Coup in Burundi overthrows monarchy; a republic is declared
1966   Dominican Republic adopts constitution
1967   33rd Heisman Trophy Award: Gary Beban, UCLA (QB)
1967   The 1st pulsating radio source (pulsar) detected
1968   John Lennon is fined œ150 for unauthorized drug possession
1969   Ted Sizemore becomes 7th Dodger to win NL Rookie of Year
1970   58th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 23-10
1971   "Me Nobody Knows" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 587 perfs
1971   59th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-11
1972   "Via Galactica" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 7 performances
1972   LA Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to Calif Angels
1973   Arab League summit in Algiers recognizes Palestine
1973   Balt Oriole Al Bumbry wins AL Rookie of Year
1974   Bowie Kuhn suspends George Steinbrenner for 2 years
1974   John Lennon's last concert appearance (Elton John concert in MSG NYC)
1975   Democratic Republic East-Timor proclaimed
1975   Test Cricket debut of Michael Anthony Holding, WI v Australia Brisbane
1975   Wings release "Venus & Mars/Rock Show" medley
1976   64th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 23-20
1978   44th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Sims, Oklahoma (RB)
1978   Reds fire manager Sparky Anderson after 9 years
1979   "King of Schnorrers" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 63 perfs
1979   Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes into Mt Erebus on Antarctica kills 257
1979   LA Dodger Rick Sutcliffe wins NL Rookie of Year
1981   "Merrily We Roll Along" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 16 perfs
1981   Bear Bryant wins his 315th game to out distance Alonzo Stagg & become college football's winningest coach
1982   "Pirates of Penzance" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 772 perfs
1982   70th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Toronto Argonauts, 32-16
1982   71st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Grenoble (4-1)
1983   9th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 6-is launched
1985   6th Belgium govt of Martens forms
1986   Hilbert van der Duim skates 1 hour world record 39.4928 km
1986   NBC's Ahmad Rashad marriage proposal is accepted by Phylicia Ayers-Allen during halftime of Det Lions-NY Jets football game
1986   Reagan administration exceeds SALT II arms limitations for 1st time
1987   South African Airways Boeing 747 crashes into Indian Ocean, 159 die
1988   Picasso's "Acrobat & Harlequin" sells for $38.46 million
1989   Rickey Henderson signs record $3,000,000 per year Oak A's contract
1989   Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci flees to Hungary
1990   Margaret Thatcher resigns as Britain's PM, replaced by John Majors
1993   "Gray's Anatomy" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 13 performances
1993   "Mixed Emotions" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 48 perfs
1993   81st CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 33-23
1993   Carlos Reina wins Honduras presidential election
1994   Norway votes against joining European Union
1995   James Brady, former white house press sect, suffers a heart attack
1997   Final episode of "Beavis & Butt-head," on MTV

BIRTHS
1607   Pietro Sforza, Italian theologist: Istoria del Concilio di Trento
1628   John Bunyan, England, cleric/author (Pilgrim's Progress)
1632   Jean-Baptiste Lully, Florence Italy, composer (Bell‚rophen)
1650   John Palfijn, Flemish physician/inventor (forceps) [or Nov 25]
1704   Jacob Mossel, governor-general (Dutch East Indies)
1757   William Blake, English poet/painter (Songs of Innocence & Experience)
1763   Matthaus Fischer, composer
1770   F Louise W, daughter of viceroy Willem V & Wilhelmina of Prussia
1777   Georg A Kestner, German art collector/diplomat
1784   Ferdinand Reis, composer
1785   Achille-Charles, duc de Broglie, French PM (1835-36)
1792   Victor Cousin, French philosopher/minister of Education
1793   Carl Jonas Love Almquist, Swedish composer (T”rnrosens Buck)
1795   Adolf Bernhard Marx, composer
1805   John Stephens, US archaeologist; founded study of Central America
1810   William Froude, England, engineer/naval architect
1811   Maximilian II Jozef, king of Bayern (1848-64)
1812   Ludwig Mathias Lindeman, composer
1820   Friedrich Engels, Germany, social philosopher; Marx's collaborator
1820   Lawrence O'Bryan Branch, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
1821   Nikolai Nekrasov, Russ, poet/journalist (Who Can be Happy in Russia?)
1829   Anton Rubinstein, Vykhvatinetz Podolia, composer (Omitri Doskoy) [NS]
1837   John Wesley Hyatt, inventor (celluloid)
1841   E M Grace, cricketer (brother of W G)
1843   Manuel Gregorio Tavarez, composer
1849   Albert J-BJ Th˜s, Belgian colonial pioneer (Congo)
1854   Gottlieb J Haberlandt, Hungarians/German botanist
1856   Alexandr Dmitriyevich Kastal'sky, composer
1857   Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1874-85)
1864   Carel A Lion Cachet, lithographer/wood carver
1866   Arthur Frederick Augustus "Dick" Lilley, cricket keeper (England)
1866   Henry Bacon, architect (Lincoln Memorial)
1866   Johannes F "Johan" Bakker Sr, Dutch actor/husband of Truus Soete
1868   Frantisek Alois Drdla, composer
1876   Bert Vogler, cricketer (early South African googly bowler)
1878   Jozef van Mierlo, Belgian Jesuit/literary (Hadewych)
1880   Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat) [OS=11/16]
1880   Marinus van Meel, 1st Dutch aviator
1881   Stefan Zweig, Vienna Austria, poet/essayist/dramatist (Beware of Pity)
1883   Paul Hastings Allen, composer
1887   Bobby Watson, [Knucher], Springfield IL, comedian
1887   Ernst R”hm, German staff member/Bolivian leader/SA
1887   Jacobo Palm, Cura‡aos pianist/organist
1892   Thomas Wood, composer
1894   Brooks Atkinson, drama critic (Broadway theater namesake)
1895   Jos‚ Iturbi, Valencia Spain, pianist (Peque¤a danza Espa¤ola)
1896   Lilia Skala, Vienna, actress (House of Games, Flashdance, Charly)
1897   Uno Choyo, writer
1898   Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainian writer (Birth of Hero) [OS]
1900   Lester Vail, actor (Dance Fools Dance, Consolation Marriage)
1902   Victor Jory, Dawson City Canada, actor (Kings Row, Manhunt)
1904   James O Eastland, (Sen-D-Miss)
1904   Nancy Mitford, English author (Love in a cold climate)
1907   Alberto Moravia, [Pincherle], Italian author (Indifferent Ones)
1908   Arturo Frondizi, president Argentina (1958-62)
1908   Claude L‚vi-Strauss, Belgium, social anthropologist (Structure Anthro)
1908   Roberto Lupi, composer
1909   Aleksandar Rankovic, Yugoslavic partisan/vice-premier
1912   Heinz Galinski, President (Central council for Jews in Germany)
1912   Morris Louis, US painter (post abstract)
1913   Hugo Pos, Suriname/Neth WW II prosecutor of minor war crimes Tokyo
1915   Pamela Harrison, composer
1916   Guy Lap‚bie, France, 100K cyclist (Olympic-silver-1936)
1916   Lilian Baels, English 2nd wife of Belgian king Leopold III
1917   Kees Schilperoort, Dutch radio/TV host
1919   Keith Miller, cricketer (one of Australia's best ever all-rounders)
1920   Cecilia Colledge, England, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1936)
1922   Helen Kinney Copley, newspaper publisher
1923   Helen Delich Bentley, (Rep-R-MD, 1985- )
1923   Phyllis Jenkins, literary & theatrical agent community activist
1923   Ted Stevens, (Sen-R-AK, 1968- )
1924   Kees [Gerrit C] Otten, Dutch flutist
1925   Aurelio de la Vega, composer
1925   Gloria Grahame, LA Calif, actress (Sue-Rich Man Poor Man)
1925   Virginia Hewitt, Shreveport La, actress (Carol-Space Patrol)
1928   Edward LeBone Molotlegi, chief of the Bafokeng
1929   Berry Gordy Jr, Detroit, record company owner (Motown)
1931   Dervla Murphy, travel author (Full Tilt, In Ethiopia with a Mule)
1931   Hope Lange, Redding Ridge Ct, actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir)
1931   Ian Skipper, English businessman/multi-millionaire (Heritage Projects)
1931   Rinus Ferdinandusse, editor/author (Nude on Fence)
1931   Thomas Enders, diplomat
1932   Ben[jamin William] Bova, US, sci-fi author (Exiled from Earth)
1932   Ethel L Ennis, US orchestra leader/jazz singer (Once Again)
1932   Terence Frisby, poet/screenwriter (There's a Girl in My Soup)
1933   Joe Knollenberg, (Rep-R-Michigan)
1934   Carlos Farinas, composer
1934   Dick Rhyan, Columbus OH, PGA golfer (1994 GTE-5th)
1935   Randolph Stow, author/poet (Suburbs of Hell)
1936   Gary Hart, (Sen-D-Co, 1975-86)
1939   Gary Troxel, rocker
1940   Bruce Channel, rocker
1940   Clem Curtis, rocker
1941   Laura Antonelli, Pola Yugoslavia, actress (Wifemistress, Divine Nymph)
1942   Paul Warfield, NFL/WFL wide receiver (Cleveland, Miami, Memphis)
1943   Randy Newman, New Orleans, vocalist (Short People, Love LA, Raindrops)
1944   Rita Mae Brown, actress (Long Hot Summer, Slumber Party Massacre)
1946   Joe Dante, director (Matinee, Twilight Zone, Police Squad, Gremlins)
1946   Susan Spencer, NY, correspondent (48 Hours) [1946 approx]
1948   Agnieszka Holland, Warsaw Poland, actress/director (Europa Europa)
1948   Beeb Birtles, [Gerard Birtlekamp], rock guitarist (Little River Band)
1949   Alexander Godunov, Russia, composer/dancer (Bolshoi) defected 1979
1949   Hugh McKenna, rocker (Alex Harvey Band)
1949   Paul Shaffer, Thunder Bay Ont, orch leader (SNL, David Letterman)
1949   Victor Ostrovsky, Canadian/Israel, Mossad agent (By Way of Deception)
1950   Ed Harris, Tenafly NJ, actor (Right Stuff, Swing Shift, Walker, Coma)
1952   Jeff Fahey, actor (Darkman III, Crossover, Serpent's Lair)
1952   S Epatha Merkerson, Saginaw MI, actress (Jacob's Ladder, Terminator 2)
1953   Nadezhda Olizarenko, USSR, 800m/1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1980)
1953   Sixto Lezcano, baseball player
1956   Kristine Arnold, Torrance, singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo-Midnight Girl)
1956   Lucy Gutteridge, actress (Top Secret, Trouble With Spies)
1958   Dave Righetti, baseball pitcher (Yankees, Giants)
1958   David Van Day, rocker (Dollar-Loves Gotta Hold on Me)
1958   Kriss Akabusi, Great Britain, 4X400 runner (Olympic-silver-1984)
1958   Tim Mullens, Dutch singer/guitarist (Ivy green)
1959   Judd Nelson, Portland ME, actor (Breakfast Club, Jack-Suddenly Susan)
1959   R Glynn Holt, Plainveiw Texas, PhD/astronaut (STS 73 alt)
1959   Stephen Roche, bicylist
1960   Deneice Lewis, Lynchburg Va, model
1960   Ken Howell, baseball player
1961   Jane Sibbett, actress (Teddy Z, Heddy Newman-Herman's Head)
1961   Patty Zomer, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots)
1962   Karen Marsden, Perth Australia, field hockey goalie (Olympics-96)
1962   Matt Cameron, musician (Soundgarden)
1963   Johnny Newman, NBA guard/foward (Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks)
1963   Walt Weiss, Tuxedo NY, shortstop (Oakland A's, Colorado Rockies)
1964   Cornelia Guest, debutante (Debutante's Guide to Life)
1964   John Burkett, New Brighton PA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
1965   David Ecob, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer
1965   Matt Williams, infielder (SF Giants)
1967   Anna Nicole "Vickie" Smith, Houston Tex, playmate (May 1992)
1968   Jonathan Brown, NYC, rower (Olympics-5th-1996)
1969   Dale Carter, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
1969   Doug Petersen, CFL defensive end (Montreal Alouettes)
1969   Marc Spindler, NFL defensive tackle/end (NY Jets, Detroit Lions)
1969   Nick Knight, cricketer (England opening batsman 1995- )
1969   Pedro Astacio, Hato Mayor Dom Rep, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
1969   Pio Sagapolutele, NFL defensive tackle (NO Saints, Cleve Browns)
1969   Robb Nen, San Pedro CA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
1969   Sonia O'Sullivan, Ireland, 5k runner (Olympics-4th-92, 96)
1970   Arshad Laiq, cricket all-rounder (United Arab Emirates World Cup 1996)
1970   Evan Droop, Yarrawonga VIC, Australasia golfer
1970   Jason Day, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1970   Todd Perry, NFL guard (Chic Bears)
1971   Karin Taylor, Kingston Jamacia, playmate (June, 1996)
1971   William Simas Jr, Hanford CA, pitcher (Chic White Sox)
1974   Jason Ferguson, defensive tackle (NY Jets)
1974   Joerg Heckenbach, WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy)

DEATHS
741   Gregory III, Syrian Pope, dies
1058   Kazimierz I Restaurator, duke of Poland (1034-58), dies
1262   Shinran, founder of Japan's True Pure Land Buddhist sect, dies
1499   Edward Plantagenet, 18th Count of Warwick, beheaded
1514   Hartmann Skull, German physician/historian (Skull's Liederbuch), dies
1545   Jacob van Liesveld, printer/"heretic" (Refeyen), beheaded
1559   Erasmus Sarcerius, German luthers theologist, dies at about 58
1590   Pierre de Loyseleur de Villiers, S Neth theologist, dies at about 60
1641   Robert Dowland, English luitist/son of John Dowland, dies at about 50
1680   Giovanni L Bernini, Italian sculptor/painter, dies
1695   Giovanni Paulo Colonna, composer, dies at 58
1785   William Whipple, merchant/judge/signer (Decl of Independ), dies at 55
1788   Charles C of Nassau-Weilburg, governor of Maastricht, dies at about 53
1794   Friedrich WLGA von Steuben, Prussian/US inspector-general of Washington
1815   Johann Peter Salomon, composer, dies at 70
1827   Dov Baer Schneersohn, Lubavitch leader/author (Imirei Binah), dies
1859   Washington Irving, US author (Geoffrey Crayon, gent), dies
1860   Heinrich FL Rellstab, German music theorist, dies
1861   Robert Fuhrer, composer, dies at 54
1876   Karl Earnest Ritter von Baer, Estonian/German embryologist, dies at 84
1878   Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti, composer, dies at 78
1898   C F Meyer, writer, dies at 73
1899   Adrian the la Rey, son of South African general, dies in battle at 19
1907   Ricardo Castro Herrera, composer, dies at 43
1912   Heinz Galinski, chairman (Central Council for Jews in Germany), dies
1915   Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author/critic (C'era una Volta), dies at 76
1916   Marthinus T Steyn, pres of Orange-Free state (1896-1902), dies at 59
1918   Alexis Contant, composer, dies at 60
1927   Arthur Wichmann, German/Dutch geologist (New-Guinea), dies
1939   James A Naismith, creator of basketball, dies at 78
1940   Nicolae Iorga, author/president of Romania, murdered by fascist
1944   Bijnen, Dutch opposition leader (LKP), shot to death in Apeldoorn
1944   Camille Looten, Belgian priest/literature historian, dies
1944   Joop Brouwer de Koning, youngest Dutch radio operator, executed at 25
1944   Lode Zielens, Flemish author/journalist, dies at 43
1945   Dwight Davis, donator of tennis' Davis cup, dies
1947   Jacques-Philippe Leclerc, WW II hero (liberator of Paris), dies at 44
1954   Enrico Fermi, Italian/US physicist (Nobel 1938), dies at 53
1959   Lester Vail, actor (Dance Fools Dance), dies on 59th birthday
1960   Richard N Wright, US author (Native son), dies at 52 in Paris France
1962   Wilhelmina HPM, queen of the Netherlands (1898-1948), dies at 82
1963   Fred Uttal, TV host (QED), dies at 55
1963   Karyn Kupcinet, actress (Carol-Gertrude Berg Show), murdered at 23
1964   Charles Meredith, actor (Court of Last Resort), dies at 70
1964   Jan Fabricius, Dutch/English playwright (Dolle Hans), dies at 93
1966   Vittorio Giannini, composer, dies at 63
1967   Le¢n Mba, 1st president of Gabon (1960-67), dies
1968   Enid Mary Blyton, author (Before I Go To Sleep), dies at 70
1969   Roy Barcroft, actor (Eyes of Texas, Son of Zorro), dies at 67
1970   Fritz v Unruh, writer, dies at 85
1970   Jan Drda, Czech author (Nema Barikada), dies at 55
1971   Wasfi Tal, Jordan's PM, assassinated by Black Sept in Cairo
1972   Gustave Frederic Soderlund, composer, dies at 91
1972   Havergal Brian, composer, dies at 96
1976   Robert Fleming, composer, dies at 55
1976   Rosalind Russell, actress (Mame), dies of cancer at 68
1977   Trevor Bardette, actor (Clanton-Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies at 75
1978   Andre Morell, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles), dies at 69
1983   Christopher George, actor (Chisum, Heist), dies of heart attack at 54
1984   Hans Speidel, German gen/NATO-supreme commander (1957-64), dies at 87
1985   Fernand Braudel, French historian, dies at 83
1986   Herb Vigran, actor (Ernest-Ed Wynn Show), dies at 76
1986   Louis van Lint, Belgian painter, dies at 76
1987   Choh Hao Li, bio-chemist prof (isolated growth hormones), dies at 74
1987   Paul Arma, composer, dies at 83
1989   Jo[hanne M Bos-]Vincent, Dutch soprano (Songs for Life), dies at 91
1990   Tamara De Treaux, actress (ET), dies at 31
1992   Bill Kearns, US actor (Playtime), dies of lung cancer at 69
1992   June Joyce Lewis Fraser, entertainer, dies at 75
1992   Ronald Smeenk, Dutch cabaret performer, dies
1993   Abu Rish, Palestinian PLO-leader, dies at 23
1993   Garry Moore, TV host (I've Got A Secret), dies of emphysema at 78
1993   Kenneth Connor, English comic/actor (Carry on Sergeant), dies at 75
1993   Khaled Moustapha Zir, Palestinian Hamas leader, shot to death at 25
1994   Al Levitt, US/French jazz drummer, dies at 63
1994   Franfo Fortini, poet, dies at 77
1994   Jeffrey Dahmer, [Butcher of Milwaukee], killer, killed in prison at 34
1994   Jerry Rubin, US anti-war activist (Youth Party), dies at 56
1994   Ronald "Buster" Edwards, Great Train Robber, commits suicide at 62
1994   Vicente Enrique y Tarancon, Spanish cardinal, dies at 87
1996   Anna Pollak, mezzo-soprano, dies at 84
1997   Georges Marchal, actor (Dirty Game, Blondine), dies at 77

   
 
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