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YEAR EVENTS
778   Battle at Roncevalles: Basques beat Charles the Great
1308   Johannieter knights conquer Rhodos on the Greece
1457   Earliest dated book, "Mainz Psalter," completed
1519   Panama City founded
1534   Ignatius of Loyola forms society of Jesus/Jesuits
1535   Asunci¢n, Paraguay founded
1548   Mary queen of Scotland (6) arrives in France
1549   Portuguese missionaries Franciscus Xaverius lands in Kagoshima Japan
1620   Mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims
1635   1st recorded US hurricane hit the Plymouth Colony
1653   -16] Dutch ship "Sperwer" stranded at Tsjedzjoe Korea
1658   France/Sweden/Bavarian/Brunswick/Mnster/Hessen-Kassel form Rijnbond
1668   Rijnbond disbands
1684   Spain & Germany sign cease fire with France
1741   French troops attack the Rhine
1748   United Lutheran Church of US organized
1760   Battle at Leignitz: Prussia beats Austria & Russia
1785   French cardinal De Rohan arrested
1795   Joseph Haydn leaves England forever
1824   Freed American slaves forms country of Liberia
1832   Gregory XVI encyclical On liberalism & religious indifferentism
1843   National black convention meets (Buffalo NY)
1843   Tivoli Park in Copenhagen opens
1848   M Waldo Hanchett patents dental chair
1858   Regular mail to Pacific coast begins
1861   Lincoln directs reinforcements to be sent to MI
1863   Submarine "HL Hunley" arrives in Charleston on railroad cars
1864   Off New England coast, CSS Tallahassee captures 6 yankee schooners
1867   2nd Reform Bill extends suffrage in England
1870   Transcontinental Railway actually completed in Colorado
1876   US law removes Indians from Black Hills after gold find
1886   Guy Hecker scores 7 runs in 1 game
1892   4th & last British government of Gladstone forms
1893   US no longer allowed exclusive rights in Bering Sea
1899   Louisville's Henry Dowling struck out 5 times in a game
1901   Arch Rock, danger to Bay shipping, blasted with 30 tons of nitro
1905   Phila A's Rube Waddell no-hits St Louis Browns, 2-0 in 5 innings
1906   1st freight delivery tunnel system begins, underneath Chicago
1911   Procter & Gamble unveils its Crisco shortening
1912   Yankee Guy Zinn sets record by stealing home twice in a game
1914   13th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in New York (3-2)
1914   Dinant Belgium destroyed by German bombs
1914   German assault at Dinant: Lt Charles de Gaulle (24), injured
1914   Japan joins side of allies
1914   Panama Canal opens (under cost)
1915   Journalist Albert Siegfried Bettelheim, convicted of murder in Georgia
1918   1st full length cartoon (Sinking of Lusitania)
1918   Russia severs diplomatic ties with US
1923   Eamon de Valera arrested in Irish Free State
1923   Mexico & US reaches accord over oil concession of 1917
1925   Norway annexes Spitsbergen
1925   White Sox Dickie Kerr, 1st appearance since winning 2 world series games in 1919
1931   Ernest Lassy completes longest canoe journey without port (6,102 mi)
1931   Roy Wilkins joined NAACP as asst secretary
1931   Spakenburg soccer team forms
1939   "Wizard of Oz" premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood
1939   In 1st night game at Comiskey Park, Sox beat Browns 5-2
1940   1st edition of Jewish Weekly newspaper in Amsterdam (under Nazi)
1940   Heavy dogfights above England: 75 German aircrafts damaged
1941   Kovono Lithuanian Jews are herded into Slobodka ghetto
1942   5 hostages executed by Nazis in St-Michielsgestel
1943   Allies land on Kiska Aleutians
1944   Allied air raid on train in North Netherlands, 32 killed
1944   German field marshal von Kluge vanishes for one day
1944   Operation Anvil: Allies land on French Mediterranean sea coast
1944   Operation Dragoon: Allied troops land in Provence
1944   US 12 Army corp enters Le Mans through Orl‚ans
1944   US 7th Armour division reaches Chartres
1945   A riot ensued in SF while the city was celebrating the end of WW II
1945   Chandler sells World Series radio rights for $150,000 to Gillette, Ford had been World Series sponsor since 1934, pay $100,000
1945   South Korea liberated from Japanese rule
1945   US wartime rationing of gasoline & fuel oil ends
1947   India declares independence from UK, Islamic part becomes Pakistan
1947   Pakistan (formerly West Pakistan) declares independence from UK
1948   3rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias
1948   Republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day)
1949   WOTV TV channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1950   8.6 earthquake in India kills 20,000 to 30,000
1950   Ezzard Charles TKOs Freddie Beshore in 14 for heavyweight boxing title
1950   Indians make their 1st triple play at Cleveland Stadium
1950   Indies Constitution goes into effect
1950   Joseph Pholien becomes Belgian premier
1950   Pres Sukarno proclaims unity of Indonesia
1950   Rotterdam harbor strike begins
1952   19th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Los Angeles 10, All-Stars 7 (88,316)
1952   9" of rain fall creates a 20' wave in Lynmouth, England killing 34
1954   Alfredo Stroessner names himself president of Paraguay
1954   WCHS TV channel 8 in Charleston-Huntington, WV (ABC) begins
1955   WXEX TV channel 8 in Richmond-Petersburg, VA (ABC) begins
1957   David Simons reaches 30,942 m in Man High 2 balloon
1957   USAF Capt Joe B Jordan reaches 31,513 m in F-104 jet fighter
1958   25th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 35, Detroit 19 (70,000)
1958   Buddy Holly weds Maria Santiago
1958   Marshal Boelganin resigns as director of Staatsbank
1958   Soviet Marshal Bulganin resigns as director of State Bank
1960   CFL's Calgary Stampeders move into McMahon Stadium
1960   Chic Bears beat NY Giants 16-7 in Toronto (NFL expo)
1960   Congo (formerly Congo/Brazzaville) declares Independence from France
1960   Mil Brave Lew Burdette no-hits Phila Phillies, 1-0
1960   UFO is sighted by 3 California patrolmen
1961   Building of Berlin Wall begins
1962   Netherlands & Indonesia signs accord about New Guinea
1962   Shady Grove Baptist Church burned in Leesburg Georgia
1963   Fulbert Youlou, resigns as Pres of Congo-Brazzaville
1964   Fred Trueman takes 300th Test Cricket wicket (Neil Hawke)
1964   Mayor Daley declares "Ernie Banks Day" in Chicago
1964   Phillies triple-play NY Mets
1964   Race riot in Dixmoor (Chicago suburb) Ill
1964   Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 3¬"
1965   47th PGA Championship: Dave Marr shoots a 280 at Laurel Valley GC PA
1965   Beatles play to 55,000 at Shea Stadium
1965   Japanese community of SF holds Masanori Murakami Day at Candlestick Park to honor 1st Japanese player to play in major leagues
1965   Mary Mills wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open
1966   Radio Free Asia (South Korea) begins radio transmission
1967   England's Marine Offense Bill makies pirate radio stations a crime goes into effect, pirate station Radio 355 closes down
1967   Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Regimini Ecclesiae Universae
1968   Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting
1968   Romanian president Ceausescu visits Prague
1968   USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
1969   Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in NY State (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm)
1970   Patricia Palinkas becomes 1st woman pro football player (Orlando)
1971   Bahrain gains independence from Britain
1971   Charles Lismont wins Helsinki marathon (2:13:09.0)
1971   KVRL (now KRIV) TV ch 26 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins
1971   Pres Nixon announces 90-day freeze on wages, prices & rents
1971   Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open
1973   Black September kills 3 wounds 55 Athens
1973   David Storey's "Cromwell," premieres in London
1973   USSR performs nuclear test
1974   France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1974   Hurricane/floods ravage Bangladesh, 4,000 killed
1974   Longest team (6) trampoline bouncing marathon (1,248 hours (52 days))
1974   South Korean President Park Chung-Hee escapes assassination
1975   Bangladesh military coup under Khondakar Moustaque Ahmed
1975   Joanne Little acquitted of murder charges
1976   Jane Blalock wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
1977   England regain cricket Ashes by taking a 3-0 series lead over Aust
1977   SS chief Kappler escapes from prison hospital in Rome
1978   House of Reps approves (233-169), 39-month extension for ERA
1979   Andrew Young resigns as UN ambassador
1981   Botham scores a century in 86 balls v Australia at Old Trafford
1981   Robin Leamy of US swims record 7.98 kph for 50 m
1982   Beth Daniel wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
1982   Equatorial Guinea adopts constitution
1983   Ramones guitarist Joey Ramone, beaten in fight-undergoes brain surgery
1985   Anti-apartheid lawyer Bulelani Ngcuka marries in South Africa
1985   Iraqi air raid on Iran oil-island Kharg
1986   Pres Reagan decides to support a replacement for Challenger
1987   At Pan Am games in Indianapolis, USA & Cuba are tied with 2 outs in 9th, Ty Griffin HR, Cuba 1st loss in 20 years of Pan Am com
1987   US beats Cuba in Pan-Am baseball
1988   "Ain't Misbehavin'" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 176 perfs
1988   At 4PM LILCO consumers used a record 3,813 megawatts
1988   NYC begins $70 million program to rebuild 900 Bronx apartments
1989   Cancer sufferer/SF Giant pitcher Dave Dravecky breaks arm on mound
1989   Frederik de Klerk becomes president of South Africa
1989   Giorgio Lamberti swims world record 200m free style (1:46.69)
1989   In 2nd start since after cancer treatment, Giants Dave Dravecky breaks his pitching arm while throwing to Tim Raines
1989   US Venus probe Magellan launched from Space shuttle
1990   51st PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player
1990   Mark McGwire is 1st to hit 30 HRs in each of his 1st 4 seasons
1990   Phils Terry Mulholland no-hits Giants 6-0 (8th no hitter of 1990)
1991   750,000 attend Paul Simon's free concert in Central Park
1991   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1992   Actress Susan Anton marries actor Jeff Lester
1992   Colombo '92 closes in Genoa Italy
1993   "Goodbye Girl" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 188 performances
1993   75th PGA Championship: Paul Azinger shoots a 272 at Inverness Club Oh
1993   Cindy Schreyer wins LPGA Sun-Time Challenge Golf Tournament
1993   Nolan Ryan, 324th & final victory, Rangers 4, Indians 1
1993   NYC radio (WFAN) personality Don Imus' lung collapes for 2nd time
1993   Televangelist Robert Tilton announces he is divorcing Marte
1994   S African Pres Nelson Mandela receives Anne Frank Penning
1994   Terrorist Carlos the Jackal, captured in Khartoum Sudan
1995   Keylee Sue Sanders, 18, of Kansas, crowned 13th Miss Teen USA
1997   Dan Wilson hits Seattle Mariners 3,000th HR
1997   Dow Jones drops 247.37 pts
1997   LA Dodgers retire Tommy Lasorda's #2

BIRTHS
1432   Luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante)
1619   Hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate
1688   Frederick-William I, king of Prussia (1713-1740)
1702   Francesco Zuccarelli, Italian rococo painter/etcher
1725   Ferdinando Bertoni, composer
1727   Johann Georg Holzbogen, composer
1736   Johann Christoph Kellner, composer
1740   M Claudius, writer
1741   Thomas Norris, composer
1769   Napoleon Bonaparte, resident of Elba (emperor 1804-13, 1814-15)
1771   Walter Scott, Scotland, novelist/poet (Lady of Lake)
1776   Gottlieb Schick, German painter (Apollo under the Hirten)
1776   Ignaz Xaver von Seyfried, composer
1782   Henri MG earl the Merode, Belgian revolutionary (Souvenirs)
1785   Thomas De Quincey, Eng, writer (Confessions of English Opium Eater)
1787   Alexander Aliabiev, composer
1788   Carel SW van Hogendorp, Dutch colonial director
1794   Elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (System mycologicum)
1803   James Douglas, father of British Columbia
1822   Wilhelm Rust, composer
1823   Orris Sanford Ferry, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1829   Eduard de Hartog, composer
1839   Hugh Archibald Clarke, composer
1845   Walter Crane, England, painter/illustrator (Beauty & Beast)
1851   [Georgette A] Helena Amelung, Dutch actress (Scapegoat)
1856   J Keir Hardie, 1st Labour representative in British Parliament
1860   Florence Kling DeWolfe Harding, 1st lady (1921-23)
1860   Roosje Vos, Dutch union organizer
1865   Johan[nes] B Schepers, Frisian writer (Braga)
1866   Charles-Jean Vall‚e-Poussin, mathematician (d'analyse)
1872   Harold Fraser-Simson, composer
1872   Rubin Goldmark, composer
1874   Joseph Klausner, Polish/Israeli new testament expert
1875   Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, London, composer (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast)
1876   Aleksandar Belic, Serb linguist
1878   Pjotr N Wrangel, Russian baron/general (White Armies, WW II)
1879   Ethel Barrymore, Phila, actress (Constant Wife, Corn is Green)
1885   Andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, composer
1885   Edna Ferber, author, playwright
1885   Mary Nash, Troy NY, actress (Phila Story, Till the Clouds Roll By)
1886   Bill Whitty, cricketer (Australian left-arm bowler 1909-12)
1887   Edna Ferber, US, author (American Beauty, Cimarron)
1888   Albert Spalding, composer
1888   T E Lawrence Tremadoc, [Lawrence of Arabia], Wales, soldier/writer
1890   Jacques Ibert, Paris France, composer (Escales)
1892   Knud Christian Jeppesen, composer
1892   Louis-Victor prince of Broglie, France, physicist (Nobel 1929)
1893   Alexander Vasil'yevich Gauk, composer
1893   Harlow H Curtice, pres of General Motors (1953-8)
1896   Leon Theremin, electronic musical instruments inventor
1897   Marion Eugene Bauer, composer
1898   Lillian Carter, Pres Carter's (1977-1981) mom
1900   Estelle Brody, NYC, actress (Safari, Kitty, Plaything)
1901   Arias Arnulfo, 3 time president of Panama (1940-41, 49-51, 68)
1901   Byron Arnold, composer
1901   Hans Lorbeer, writer
1901   Sulho Ranta, composer
1902   Jan RT Campert, writer (Song the 18 dead)
1904   Bill Baird, Grand Is Nebr, puppeteer (Kukla Fran & Ollie, Muppet Show)
1906   Finn Videro, composer
1907   Paul Vincze, medallist
1909   Raymond O'Malley, teacher
1910   Hugo Winterhalter, composer
1910   Josef Klaus, Chancellor of Austria (1966-70)
1910   Signe Hasso, actress (QB VII, Taxi 13, Black Bird, Crisis)
1912   Julia Child, Pasadena Calif, chef (French Chef)
1912   Wendy Hiller, England, actress (Major Barbara, David Copperfield)
1912   Wijnanda M C "Nan" Aberson, friend of Gerard Reve Sr
1914   Peter Nicholson Gunn, writer
1915   Alma Gardeslan, Surinamese/Dutch folklorist
1915   Kamiel van Baelen, Flemish author/resistance fighter (Mensch op Weg)
1915   Signe Hasso, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Johnny Angel, Double Life)
1918   Fay Honey Knopp, activist
1918   Raymond Gallois-Montbrun, composer
1919   Huntz Hall, NYC, actor (Cyclone, Gas Pump Girls, The Rating Game)
1922   Lukas Foss, [Fuchs], Berlin Germany, composer (Prairie)
1923   Rose Marie, NYC, actress (Sally Rogers-Dick Van Dyke Show)
1923   Simon Peres, [Persky], premier of Israel
1924   Phyllis Schlafly, St Louis, right-winger/Eagle Forum president
1924   Robert Oxton Bolt, playwright (Man for All Seasons, Dr Zhivago)
1925   Billy Pinkney, Sumter NC, rock bassist/vocalist (Drifters)
1925   Gertrude Shope, South African head (ANC female section)
1925   Mike Connors, [Krekor Ohanian], Fresno, Calif, actor (Mannix)
1925   Rose Marie, actress/comedienne (Sally Rogers-Dick Van Dyke Show)
1926   Georgiann Johnson, Decorah Iowa, actress (Marge-Mr Peepers)
1926   Lewis T Preston, banker
1926   Lyutsian Abramovich Prigozhn, composer
1927   Eddie Leadbeater, cricketer (England leg-spinner with an avg of 109)
1928   Nicolas Roeg, London England, cinematographer/director (Aria, Eureka)
1931   Janice Rule, Norwood Ohio, actress (Alvarez Kelly, Doctor's Wife)
1931   Mario Kuri-Aldana, composer
1932   Robert L[ull] Forward, US, sci-fi author (Dragon's Egg, Starquake)
1933   Bobby Helms, rock vocalist (Jingle Bell Rock)
1933   Floyd Ashton, US singer (Tams-What Child of Fool)
1933   Lori Nelson, Santa Fe NM, actress (Greta-How to Marry a Millionaire)
1934   Reg Scarlett, WI cricket off-spinner (3 Tests 1960)
1934   Valentin Stepanovich Varlamov, Russian cosmonaut
1935   Abby Dalton, Las Vegas NV, actress (Joey Bishop Show)
1935   Jim Dale, Rothwell England, Broadway actor (Barnum, My One & Only)
1935   Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr, civil rights activist (National Urban League)
1937   Ronnie G Flippo, (Rep-D-NY, 1977- )
1938   Maxine Waters, (Rep-D-California)
1938   Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court justice
1939   H Onno C R Ruding, director (Amrobank)/Dutch Financial minister (CDA)
1939   Herman van Keeken, Dutch singer (Daddy don't run so fast)
1941   Don Rich, Olympia Wash, guitarist/country singer (Hee Haw)
1941   Viktor Mikhailovich Pisarev, Russian cosmonaut
1942   Peter York, Cleve, rock drummer (Spencer Davis Group)
1943   Barbara Bouchet, Reichenberg Czech, actress (Casino Royale)
1943   Eni F H Faleomavaega, (Rep-D-American Samoa)
1944   Frederick Knight, US singer (I've been lonely so long)
1944   Linda Ellerbee, Bryan Texas, newscaster (Weekend, NBC Overnight)
1945   Charlemagne Palestine, composer
1945   Gene Upshaw, NFL guard (Oakland), NFLPA leader
1945   Thomas C Sawyer, (Rep-D-Ohio)
1946   Jimmy Webb, Elk City Okla, songwriter (MacArthur Park, Up Up & Away)
1946   Kathryn Jean Whitmire, Houston Texas, (4 time Mayor-Houston)
1947   Brian Hulls, British TV news cameraman
1947   Geraldo Velez, jazz congas (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
1947   Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr, Macon Ga, USN/astro (STS 33)
1949   Ann Ryerson, Wisc, actress (Pvt Carol Winter-Pvt Benjamin)
1949   Carlien Brouwer, translator/missing since Jan 6, 1994
1949   Kate Taylor, rocker
1950   Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Windsor, Engl, Princess/olympic equestrian
1950   Tess Harper, Mammoth Sp AR, actress (Amityville 3D, Tender Mercies)
1950   Thomas Aldrich, country drummer (Black Oak Arkansas)
1950   William "Bill" Griffin, US singer (Miracles-Love Machine)
1951   Bobby Caldwell, NYC, rocker
1951   John Childs, cricketer (England left-arm spinner, two Tests v WI 1988)
1952   Ger Hoeymakers, Dutch rock guitarist (Franc Boeijen Group)
1955   Kenneth Carr, Clearwater Fla, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1976)
1955   Larry Mathews, Burbank Calif, actor (Ritchie-Dick Van Dyke Show)
1956   Gordon Bruks, England, Dr/cosmonaut
1956   Vinny Denunzio, rocker
1957   Zeljko Ivanek, Lujubljana Yugoslavia, actor (Mass Appeal)
1959   Scott D Altman, Lincoln Ill, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (sk: STS 90)
1960   Maureen "Peanut" Louie Harper, SF, tennis player (Denver-1985)
1960   Ron van de Berg, soccer player (Sparta)
1960   Tommy Aldridge, heavy metal rocker (Ozzy-Diary of a Mad Man)
1961   Joan Delk, Tampa FL, LPGA golfer (1995 First Bank Edina Realty-66th)
1961   Matt Johnson, rocker (The The-Infected Soul Mining)
1962   Bubby Brister, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1962   Igor Dorokhin, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
1963   Greg Adams, Nelson, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
1963   Jack Russell, superb England cricket wicket-keeper (36 Tests 1988-94)
1963   Lydia Czuckermann-Hatuel, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Oly-1996)
1964   Debi Mazar, Queens NY, actress (Civil Wars, Little Man Tate, LA Law)
1964   MCA, [Adam Yauch], rock vocalist (Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight)
1965   Jon Evans, Nottimgham ENG, Australasia golfer
1966   Fred Strickland, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
1966   Leo Goeas, guard (Baltimore Ravens)
1967   Mike James, Ft Walton FL, pitcher (California Angels)
1967   Moulay Brahim Boutaib, Morocco, 10k runner (Olympic-gold-1988)
1967   Neil Wilkinson, Selkirk, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
1968   Luciana Bemvenuti, Porto Alegre Brazil, golfer (1994 Jamie Farr-36th)
1968   Vassili Pankov, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Oly-98)
1969   Eric Bieniemy, NFL running back (Cin Bengals)
1969   James Black, Regina, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
1969   Mark Heese, Toronto Ontario, beach volleyballer (Olympics-bronze-96)
1969   Pavel Kamentsev, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
1969   Yancey Thigpen, NFL wide receiver (Pitts Steelers)
1970   Dawn Ponte, Kent RI, dance skater (& Frey-1995 Eastern Jr champ)
1971   Perry Carter, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
1971   Priscilla Taylor, Miami FLA, playmate (Mar, 1996)
1972   Ben Affleck, actor (Daddy)
1972   Freddie Solomon, NFL wide receiver (Phila Eagles)
1972   Jason Maniecki, defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1972   Ken Walter, punter (Carolina Panthers)
1972   Mikey Graham, Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone)
1973   Marcus Jones, defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1974   Ramon Morel, Villa Gonzalez Dom Rep, pitcher (Pitts Pirates)
1975   Bert Berry, linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
1975   Jurgen Dirkx, soccer player (PSV)
1976   Boudewijn Send, soccer player (PSV)
1976   Ger Unterluggauer, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)

DEATHS
69   Servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered
423   Flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies
1038   Stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies
1057   Macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan
1118   Alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies
1464   Pius II, [Aenea S Piccolomini], Italian Pope (1458-64), dies at 58
1576   Baliny Valentin Bakfark, composer, dies
1600   Johann Baptista Serranus, composer, dies at 60
1615   Cornelis C Vrancx, Flemish poet/writer (Comfort of Soles), dies
1619   Miriam Bella, head of Jewish community of Cracow, dies
1666   Johann A Schall von Bell, German missionary/astronomer, dies
1725   Gerard Noodt, lawyer, dies at 77
1728   Marin Marias, composer, dies at 72
1729   Benjamin Neukirch, German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau), dies at 64
1758   Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (fotometrie), dies at 60
1798   Felice Alessandri, composer, dies at 50
1807   Johann N Tetens, German/Danish philosopher/mathematician, dies at 70
1848   Timothy Olmstead, composer, dies at 88
1852   Johan Gadolin, Finnish chemist (discovered yttrium), dies at 92
1853   Giovanni Battista Polledro, composer, dies at 72
1864   Daniel Phineas Woodbury, US engineer/Union general-major, dies
1887   Me‹r Aron Goldschmidt, Danish writer (Ravnen, Hjemlís), dies at 67
1901   Karl Weinhold, Germany, sociologist, dies at 77
1907   Joseph Joachim, German violinist/composer, dies at 76
1914   Anatol K Liadov, Russian composer (Baba yaga), dies at 59 [NS=Aug 28]
1915   Albert Siegfried Bettelheim, Jew convicted of murder, lynched
1918   Peter Gast, composer, dies at 64
1935   Gerard Brucken Fock, composer, dies at 75
1935   Wiley Post, aviation pioneer, killed in plane crash in Alaska at 36
1935   Will Rogers, humoprist, killed in plane crash in Alaska at 55
1936   Grazia Deledda, Sardina/Italian author (Nobel 1926), dies at 64
1936   Stanislaw Niewiadomski, composer, dies at 76
1951   Artur Schnabel, Austria/US pianist (Reflections on Music), dies at 69
1956   Constantine Freiherr von Neurath, German foreign minister, dies at 83
1958   William L C "Big Bill" Broonzy, US blues singer/guitarist, dies at 65
1963   John Powell, composer, dies at 80
1966   Gerhard/Gerhart Pohl, German writer (Battle of Kolbenau), dies at 64
1966   Jan Kiepura, actor (Give Us this Night), dies of heart attack at 64
1966   Seena Owen, actress/writer (Queen Kelly), dies at 71
1967   Ren‚ Magritte, Belgian surrealist painter, dies at 68
1968   Edward Kilenyi, composer, dies at 84
1969   Stijn Streuvels, [F Lateur], Flemish writer (Vlaschard), dies at 97
1970   Karl August Andersen, composer, dies at 66
1971   Paul Lukas, actor (Kim, Berlin Express), dies of heart failure at 76
1972   Alf Thorbald Hurum, composer, dies at 89
1974   Edmund Cobb, actor (Motorcycle Gang), dies at 82
1974   Mrs Park Chung Hi, wife of South Korean president, murdered
1975   Mujibur Rahiman, Pakistani sheik, killed in a military coup at 53
1976   Jean P J C Haesaert, Flemish lawyer/sociologist, dies at 84
1978   Harrison Kerr, composer, dies at 80
1982   Patrick J G McGee, Irish actor (Barry Lyndon), dies at 60
1983   Anthony Costello, actor (Blue), dies at 42
1983   Benjamin V Cohen, US author of New Deal-legislation, dies at 88
1985   Richard Yardumian, US composer (Creator Spirit), dies at 68
1988   Barry Bingham Sr, US daily newspaper publisher, dies at 82
1988   Mohammed Zia ul-Haq, President of Pakistan, killed in plane crash
1988   Ray Buchanan, US blues gitarist, dies at about 48
1989   F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian/director (IISG), dies
1990   Nina Bara, actress (Missile to the Moon), dies of cancer at 66
1991   Marietta Tree, ambassador (UN Comm of Human Rights), dies at 74
1992   Evelyn Wesler Zemel, US author (American Glass Animals), dies
1992   Giorgio Perlasca, Italian anti-fascist (saved 5,200 Jews), dies
1992   Marie Paxton, entertainer, dies after brief illness
1992   Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies
1992   Osamu Inaba, Japanese min of justice, dies
1993   Robert W Kempner, German officer of justice in Prussia, dies at 93
1994   Shepherd Mead, London England, dies of stroke at 80
1994   Simon R Naoli, Tanzanian marathoner, dies in an accident at 28
1994   Wout Wagtmans, cyclist (Rome-Naples-Rome 1957), dies at 64
1995   Erbie Bowser, pianist, dies at 77
1995   Humphrey Sims Moore, pacifist/journalist, dies at 86
1995   Ismay Thomas, teacher, dies at 74
1996   Agnes Beatrice Read, medical social worker, dies at 86
1996   Ernest Leslie Bouts, motor-racing driver, dies at 93
1996   Masao Maruyama, social scientist, dies at 82

   
 
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