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Births   Deaths   Events
1266   Battle of Benevento
1531   Earthquake in Lisbon Spain, kills 20,000-30,000
1534   Pope Paul II affirms George van Egmond as bishop of Utrecht
1590   Mauritius of Nassaus sails to Breda
1616   Spanish Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo
1732   1st mass celebrated in 1st American Catholic church, Philadelphia
1732   Mass celebrated for 1st time at St Joseph's Church (Phila)
1773   Construction authorized for Walnut St jail (Phila) (1st solitary)
1797   Bank of England issues 1st œ1-note
1804   Vice-admiral William Bligh ends siege of Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad
1815   Napoleon & 1,200 leave Elba to start 100-day re-conquest of France
1832   Polish constitution abolished/replaced by Czar Nicholas I
1834   1st US interstate crime compact (NY-NJ) ratified
1839   Jem Mason on Lottery wins 1st Grand National Steeplechase (Britain)
1848   2nd French Republic forms
1848   2nd French Republic proclaimed
1848   Marx & Engels publish "Communist Manifesto"
1852   British frigate Birkenhead sinks off South Africa-458 die
1859   Paul Morphy's chess match vs Augustus Mongredien begins; Morphy wins
1862   Battle of Woodburn, KY
1863   Lincoln signs National Currency Act
1866   New York Legislature forms NYC Metropolitan Board of Health
1869   15th Amendment guaranteeing right to vote sent to states
1869   Franz Schubert's "4th Tragic," premieres
1870   1st NYC subway line opens (pneumatic powered)
1881   -27] Natal: British troops under gen-major Colley occupy Majuba Hill
1881   SS Ceylon begins 1st round-the-world cruise from Liverpool
1884   British & Portuguese treaty signed in Congo by Leopold II
1885   Congress of Berlin, gives Congo to Belgium & Nigeria to England
1887   George Lohmann took 1st 8-wkt haul in Test Crickets, 8-35 at SCG
1891   1st buffalo purchased for Golden Gate Park
1891   Henrik Ibsens "Hedda Gabler," premieres in Oslo
1893   2 Clydesdale horses set record by pulling 48 tons on a sledge, Mich
1893   Einar Halvorsen skates world record 500m (48 sec)
1895   Michael Owens of Toledo, Ohio patents a glass-blowing machine
1907   Royal Oil & Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP)
1907   US Congress raised their own salaries to $7500
1912   Coal miners strike in England (settle on 03/01)
1914   New York Museum of Science & Industry incorporated
1915   Malancourt, Argonnen (1st (German) flame-thrower
1916   Germans sink French transport ship Provence II, killing 930
1916   Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract
1916   Russian troops conquer Kermansjah Persia
1917   1st Annual fair at Utrecht Harbor (Netherlands)
1918   Stands at Hong Kong Jockey Club collapse & burn, killing 604
1919   Acadia National Park forms (as Lafayette N P), Maine
1919   Congress forms Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona
1923   Italian nationalist & fascists merge (blue-shirts & black-shirts)
1924   Trial against Hitler in Munich begins
1925   Jihad-Saint war against Turkish govt
1926   Dark Street in the Bronx renamed Lustre Street
1929   Pres Calvin Coolidge establishes Grand Teton National Park
1930   "Green Pastures" opens at Mansfield Theater
1930   1st red & green traffic lights installed (Manhattan NYC)
1930   West Indies make 1st Test Cricket win, by 289 runs over England
1933   Golden Gate Bridge ground-breaking ceremony held at Crissy Field
1933   Marinus van der Lubbe kept overnight in a police cell
1935   Germany begin Luftwaffe operation, under Reichsmarshall H Goering
1935   NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves
1935   RADAR-Radio Detection & Ranging 1st demonstrated (Robert Watson-Watt)
1936   Hitler introduces Ferdinand Porsche's "Volkswagen"
1936   Military coup in Japan
1937   C Isherwood/WH Auden's "Ascent of F6," premieres in London
1938   1st passenger ship equipped with radar
1938   Rie Van Veen swims world record 200m free style (2:24.6)
1938   US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer
1938   US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
1940   US Air Defense Command forms at Mitchel Field, LI, NY
1941   2 fighters unable to continued slugfest, referee declares double KO
1941   Cowboys' Amateur Association of America organized (Calif)
1941   Utrecht & Zaandam strike against raid on Jews
1941   Vichy-France makes religious education in school mandatory
1942   German battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bomb
1942   Radio Orange calls for March 1 day of prayer in Dutch Indies
1942   Werner Heisenberger informs nazis about uranium project "Wunderwaffen"
1942   WW II Navy flier Don Mason sends message "Sighted sub sank same"
1943   German assault moves to Beja North Tunisia
1944   1st female US navy captain, Sue Dauser of nurse corps, appointed
1945   Very heavy bombing on Berlin by 8th US Air Force
1946   2 killed & 10 wounded in race riot in Columbia Tenn
1949   USAF plane began 1st nonstop around-the-world flight
1950   Leonard Bernstein's "Age of Anxiety," premieres in NYC
1951   22nd amendment to Constitution is ratified
1951   Bread rationing in Czechoslovakia
1952   Neth-Indonesian Unity conference
1952   PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb
1953   Allen W Dulles, promoted from deputy to 5th director of CIA
1954   1st typesetting machine (photo engraving) used, Quincy Mass
1954   Michigan rep Ruth Thompson (R) introduces legislation to ban mailing "obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy" phonograph (rock & r
1955   "Peter Pan" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 149 performances
1955   1st aviator to bail out at supersonic speed-GF Smith
1956   Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
1956   Writers Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes meet at a party in Cambridge
1960   Soviet premier Khrushchev voices support for Indonesia
1960   USA's David Jenkins wins Olympic Gold for men's figure skating
1960   Verne Gagne beats Doctor X in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ
1962   Arthur Kopit's "Oh, Dad, Poor Dad . . .," premieres in NYC
1962   US Supreme court disallows race separation on public transportation
1962   Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs NY
1965   Dutch Govt of Marijnen falls
1965   West Germany ceases military aid to Tanzania
1966   KBIM TV channel 10 in Roswell, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting
1967   USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1967   Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in St Paul, to become NWA champ
1968   Clandestine Radio Voice of Iraqi People (Communist) final transmission
1970   "Georgy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 4 performances
1970   Beatles release "Beatles Again" aka "Hey Jude" album
1972   Dam break in WV kills 107
1972   Slag heap dam collapses above Buffalo Creek WV, kills 125
1973   Triple Crown horse Secretariat bought for a record $5.7m
1974   Gold hits record $188 an ounce in Paris
1975   "Night... Made America Famous" opens at Barrymore NYC for 75 perfs
1975   1st televised kidney transplant (Today Show)
1976   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977   1st flight of Space Shuttle (atop a Boeing 747)
1978   Ira Levin's "Deathtrap," premieres in NYC
1978   Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
1979   Last total eclipse of Sun in 20th century for continental US
1980   Egypt & Israel exchange ambassadors for 1st time
1980   Milt coup under Desi Bouterse in Suriname
1980   R Hadlee scores Test Cricket century v Roberts, Garner, Holding, Croft
1981   3 Anglican missionaries detained in Iran since Aug 1980 are released
1981   84 penalties (406 mins) assessed for a brawl between NHL Minn & Bost
1981   French Train … Grande Vitesse averages 380 kph on trial run
1982   Test Cricket debut of Martin Crowe, v Australia Wellington, run out 9
1983   Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 37 weeks
1983   Shortwave pirate Radio USA (Wellsville, NY) begins transmission
1984   Last US marines in multinatl peacekeeping force in Lebanon left Beirut
1984   Pak Awang (84) marries 80th spouse
1984   Rev Jesse Jackson acknowledges that he called NYC, "Hymietown"
1984   Robert Penn Warren, Pulitzer Prize winner, named 1st US poet laureate
1985   27th Grammy Awards: Whats Love Got to Do With It, Cyndi Lauper wins
1986   Evert van Benthem wins 14th Frisian 11-Cities skating race (6:55:16)
1987   1st release of Beatles compact discs
1987   NASA launches GEOS-H
1987   NBA's Michael Jordan's 58 points is a Chicago Bull record
1987   Tower Commission probes Iran-Contra affair
1987   USSR resumes nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1987   Wash blocks 20 Indiana shots tying NBA regulation game record
1988   Christa Rotherburger (GDR) skates ladies world record 1000m (1:17.65)
1989   "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 634 perfs
1989   Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open/Helene Curtis Pro-Am
1989   Calif court throws out most of Margo Adams's $12 million breach-of- contract suit against Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs
1989   Lowest barometric pressure in Netherlands (95.5 hPa)
1989   NY Yankees announce that Tom Seaver is their new TV sportscaster
1990   USSR agrees to withdraw all 73,500 troops from Czech by July, 1991
1991   Asanka Gurusinha scores twin Test Cricket tons v NZ (119 & 102)
1991   Bill Veeck & Tony Lazzeri elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1991   Kuwaiti resistance leaders declare they have control of their capital
1991   NY-NJ Knights (WLAF) players 1st come together
1992   "Search & Destroy" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 46 perfs
1992   Irish Supreme Court rules 14 year old rape victim may get an abortion
1993   2nd tallest building in world, NYC World Trade Center bombed, 7 die
1993   9th Soap Opera Digest Awards
1993   Allan Border beats Gavaskar's record for most Test Cricket runs 10,123
1994   Actor Dolph Lundgren (34) weds Anette Qviberg in Stockholm
1994   St Louis Blues beat Ottawa Senators 11-1
1995   London finance house of Barings collapse after losses in Singapore by trader Nick Leeson
1997   39th Grammy Awards: Change the World Babyface, Beck & LeAnn Rimes wins
1998   Oprah Winfrey beats Texas cattlemen in beef trial
1998   Steven M Gluckstern completes sale of NY Islanders
1998   Total solar eclipse in Venezuela-Pacific Ocean (4m09)

1361   Wenceslas of Bohemia, Holy Roman Catholic German emperor (1378-1400)
1588   Nicolaus Erich, composer
1675   Guillaume Delisle, Paris France, geographer (Atlas G‚ographique)
1675   Johann Philipp Treiber, composer
1677   Nicola Fago, composer
1686   Godefroi L Count d'Estrades, French diplomat
1717   John Randall, composer
1770   Antoine Reicha, composer
1772   Caspar Furstenau, composer
1802   Victor Hugo, France, author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables)
1808   Honor‚ Daumier, France, painter/lithographer/caricaturist
1824   Carlos Calvo, Arg diplomat/people rights scholar (Calvo Clause)
1825   Hans Balatka, composer
1831   Filippo Marchetti, composer
1832   John George Nicolay, US, author (Abe Lincoln's biographer)
1834   Aleksander Zarzycki, composer
1835   Richard Andree, German geography/etnologist (Andree's Handatlas)
1837   Charles Woeste, Belgian count/min of Justice
1838   Wendelin Weissheimer, composer
1841   Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general (Egypt)
1842   Camille Flammarion, Mars researcher & popularizer of astronomy
1845   Aleksander Rozycki, composer
1845   Alexander III, St Petersburg, Russian tsar (1881-94) (3/10 NS)
1846   William F "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Davenport Iowa, killed 4000 buffaloes
1852   John Harvey Kellogg, surgeon, inspired flaked cereal industry
1857   Emile Cou‚, French pharmacist (recovery by auto suggestion)
1861   Ferdinand I, Vienna, 1st tsar of modern Bulgaria (1908-18)
1866   Herbert Henry Dow, pioneer in US chemical industry (Dow Chemical)
1867   Siegfried Passarge, German geographer (Cameroon/So Afr/America)
1868   Leonard Borwick, British(?) pianist
1869   Nadezjda K Krupskaja, Russian revolutionary/wife of Lenin
1873   Ewoud van Everdingen, Dutch meteorologist
1874   Carl Vogler, composer
1875   Emma Dunn, actress (Dr Monica, Dr Kildare's Strange Case, Hideaway)
1875   Richard Wetz, composer
1876   Agustin P Justo y Rolon, pres Argentina (1931-38)
1876   Pauline Musters, smallest man (1'11.2" (58.9 cm))
1877   Carel S Adama van Scheltema, Dutch poet/writer (socialism)
1877   Russell Alexander, composer
1879   Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer/conductor/tutor of B Britten
1882   Walter Lucht, German artillery general (WW I/WW II)
1883   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetism)
1884   Christina A A [Dina] Koudijs-van Appeldoorn, pianist/composer
1884   Dina Appeldoorn, composer
1884   Hildo Krop, Dutch modernistic sculptor
1885   Lili Green, [Alice Sally Mary], Neth/Eng dancer
1887   Benegal Narsing Rau, India, pres of UN Security Council (1950)
1887   Grover Cleveland Alexander, HOF baseball pitcher (Phillies, Cubs)
1891   Alan Bridge, PA, actor (North of Arizona, Badmen of the Hills)
1893   Ivor A "I A" Richards, English poet/critic (Meaning of Meaning) [NS]
1893   William Frawley, Iowa, actor (Fred Mertz-I Love Lucy, Bub-My 3 Sons)
1896   Andrei A Zjdanov, Russian politician (against kosmopolitism)
1896   Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer
1898   Julien de Valckenaere, Flemish writer
1900   Jean Negulesco, Craiova Romania, director (Johnny Belinda, Jessica)
1902   Rudolf Moralt, German conductor (Vienna Philharmonic)
1902   Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Le Silence de la Mer)
1906   Madeleine Carroll, England, actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent)
1906   Nikos Ghika, artist
1908   Tex Avery, cartoon director (What's up, Doc?)
1909   Phyllis Fanny Primrose-Pechey Cradock, TV Chef
1911   Josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia MP chairman
1913   George G Barker, English poet (Calamiterror, Anno Domini)
1913   Hermann Lenz, writer
1913   Jon Hall, Fresno Calif, actor (Ramor of the Jungle)
1914   Robert Alda, NYC, actor (Dan Lewis-Supertrain, By Popular Demand)
1914   Witold Rowicki, composer
1915   Elisabeth Eybers, South Afr/Dutch poetess (That Woman & Other Verses)
1915   Pran Nath Chhuttani, physician/teacher
1916   Mordecai Seter, composer
1916   Ross Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman 1936-37, died in WW II)
1917   Robert Taft Jr, (Sen-R-Oh)
1918   Edwin Charles "Preacher" Roe, baseball pitcher (Bkln Dodgers)
1918   Otis R Bowen, US Sec of Health & Human Services (1985-89)
1918   Theodore [Hamilton] Sturgeon, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar)
1919   Beppie Nooij, actress/director (Bluejackets-Rooie Sien)
1919   Luc-Andre Marcel, composer
1919   Mason Adams, NYC, actor (Charlie Hume-Lou Grant, Deadliest Season)
1920   A W [Rie] Kuiper-Mastenbroek, Neth, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1936)
1920   Antony Kearey, TV producer
1920   Tony Randall, [Leonard Rosenberg], Tulsa Ok, actor (Felix-Odd Couple)
1921   Betty Hutton, Battle Creek Mich, actress (Greatest Show on Earth)
1922   Bill Johnston, cricket pace bowler (mighty Australian lefty post-war)
1922   Margaret Leighton, Birmingham England, actress (Astonished Heart)
1924   Mark Bucci, NYC, composer (1959 Arts & Letters Award)
1924   Noboru Takeshita, Japanese PM (1987-89)
1925   Everton Weekes, West Indian cricket player
1925   Frank Henry Copplestone, TV executive
1925   James Moody, US, jazz saxophonist/orchestra leader
1926   Arsene Souffriau, composer
1926   Cynthia Stone, Peoria Ill, actress (That Wonderful Guy, Ad Libbers)
1926   Konstantin P Feoktistov, Voronezh, cosmonaut (Voskhod 1)
1927   Donald Gramm, Milwaukee Wisconsin, bass-baritone
1927   Tom Kennedy, Louisville KY, quiz host (You Don't Say, Name That Tune)
1928   Aldonis Kalnins, composer
1928   Anatoli Vassilyevich Filipchenko, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 16)
1928   Antione "Fats" Domino, NO LA, rhythm & blues pianist (Blueberry Hill)
1928   Everton Weekes, cricketer (one of the 3 W's)
1930   Lazar Berman, Leningrad Russia, pianist (Budapest 3rd place-1956)
1931   Francisco Kroepfl, composer
1931   Robert D Novak, Joliet Ill, news reporter (CNN-Evans & Novak)
1932   Johnny Cash, Kingsland Ark, country singer (I Hear the Train Coming)
1933   Godfrey Cambridge, NYC, actor (Cotton comes to Harlem)
1933   James Goldsmith, Paris France, corporate raider (Referendum Party)
1934   Ron Gaunt, cricketer (Australian fast bowler late 50s early 60s)
1936   Eduard Ivanovich Buinovski, cosmonaut
1936   Manmohan Desai, filmmaker
1938   Jack Knight, Somerville Miss, actor (Mr Shamley-James at 15)
1941   Keith Thomson, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests NZ v India 1968)
1942   Adriaan van Dis, author/TV-host (Nathan Sid, In Africa)
1942   Joop van den Ende, director (Alsmeer Studio)
1943   Bill Duke, actor (Bird on a Wire, Predator)
1943   Bob "Bear" Hite, Calif, vocalist (Canned Heat-Going Up the Country)
1943   Bob van Reeth, Flemish architect
1943   Paul Cotton, LA Calif, rocker (Poco)
1944   Marilyn Michaels, comedienne (ABC Comedy Hour)
1945   Mitch Ryder, rocker (& Detroit Wheels-Devil With the Blue Dress)
1946   Bobby "Bingo" Smith, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1946   Phyllis Eisenstein, US, sci-fi author (Sorcerer's Son, Born to Exile)
1947   Sandi Shaw, [Sandra Goodrich], Essex, rocker (Girl Don't Come)
1948   Priscilla Lopez, Bronx NY, actress (In the Beginning, Kay O'Brien)
1949   Emma Kirkby, British(?) soprano
1950   Jonathan Cain, Chicago, rock guitarist/keyboardist (Journey, Babys)
1953   Bree Walker, news anchor (WNBC TV, KNBC TV)
1953   Michael Bolton, Ct, rock vocalist (That's What Love Is All About)
1954   John Bolger, actor (Capt Gabe McNamara-Another World)
1957   Connie Carpenter-Phinney, Madison Wisc, 79k cyclist (Oly-gold-1984)
1957   Keena Rothhammer, US, 800 m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)
1958   Jeff Fithian, actor (Trevor Nash-Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
1958   Joe Fithian, actor (Tracey Nash-Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
1958   Susan J Helms, Charlotte NC, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 54, 64, 78)
1961   Sophie Winter, actress (She's a Good Fighter)
1962   Sheila Cornell, Encino Fla, softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96)
1965   Alison Armitage, London England, actress (Acapulco HEAT)
1965   Brittany York, London England, playmate (Oct, 1990)
1965   Donald Narcisse, CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1965   Matt Jackson, Birmingham Mich, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Payless)
1966   Jennifer Grant, actress (Celeste-Beverly Hills 90210)
1966   Wesley Walls, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers, SF 49ers, NO Saints)
1967   David Howard, Sarasota FL, infielder (KC Royals)
1967   Roman Fortin, NFL center (Atlanta Falcons)
1967   Scott Service, US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
1968   Brendan Rogers, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
1968   Chris Green, NFL safety (Buffalo Bills)
1968   J T Snow, Long Beach CA, infielder (NY Yankees, Calif Angels)
1968   Leif Rohlin, Vasteras Swe, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
1968   Ren‚ Groen, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1969   Brandon Wilson, US baseball infielder (Chicago White Sox)
1970   Ben Maruquin, Ventura Calif, field hockey sweeper (Olympics-96)
1970   Katie O'Neill, LA Calif, actress (Together We Stand)
1970   Meeno Peluce, Amsterdam Netherlands, actor (Bad News Bears)
1970   Radka Zrubakova, Czech, tennis star
1970   Sasha Danilovic, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
1971   Erykah Badu, singer
1971   Rick Lyle, defensive end/defensive tackle (NY Jets)
1972   Clint McDaniel, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
1972   Scott Turner, NFL cornerback/safety (Washington Redskins)
1973   Jenny Thompson, Danvers Mass, 400m freestyle (Olympics-gold-92, 96)
1973   Marshall Faulk, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
1974   Ron Fox, soccer player (Willem II)
1975   Cindy Werley, Allentown PA, field hockey forward/midfielder (Oly-96)
1975   Mike Wilson, Brampton, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
1976   Froso Spyrou, Miss Universe-Cyprus (1996)
1977   Tim Thomas, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)
1994   Creason Carbo Moss, daughter of US actor Ronn Moss

1076   Godfried III, with the Hump, duke of Neth-Lutherian, murdered
1154   Rogier II Guiscard, King of Sicily (1101-54), dies at 60
1266   Manfred, bastard son of Emperor Frederik II/king of Sicily, dies
1324   Dino Compagni, Italian silk seller/poet/chronicler, dies
1538   Worp van Thabor, Frisian abbott of Thabor (Chronicon Frisiae), dies
1561   Diana, dies at ñ40
1577   Erik XIV Wasa, King of Sweden (1560-69), dies at 43
1630   William Brade, composer, dies
1686   Godefroi L earl d'estrades, French diplomat/marshal, dies at about 78
1726   Maximilian II M Emanuel, elect of Bavaria/governor of Netherlands, dies
1766   August Bernhard Valentin Herbing, composer, dies at 30
1770   Fran‡ois Hanot, composer, dies at 72
1770   Giuseppe Tartini, Italian composer/violinist, dies at 77
1810   Johann Ernst Rembt, composer, dies at 60
1813   Robert R Livingston, US diplomat (Decl of Independence), dies at 66
1823   John P Kemble, English actor/director (Covent Garden), dies at 66
1827   David Moritz Michael, composer, dies at 75
1857   Ole Andreas Lindeman, composer, dies at 88
1859   Ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer, dies at 64
1870   Wyatt Outlaw, black leader of Union League in NC, lynched
1871   Charles Niellon, Belgian brigade general, dies at 76
1901   Chi-hsui, during Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded
1901   Hsu Cheng-yu, during Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded
1903   Richard J Gatling, US inventor (Gatling Gun), dies at 84
1906   Manuel Fernandez Caballero, composer, dies at 70
1909   Caran d'Ache, [Emmanuel Poir‚], French illustrator, dies
1913   Felix Draeseke, composer, dies at 77
1920   Ludwig Rubiner, writer, dies at 38
1921   Carl Menger, Austrian economist, dies at 81
1926   Frederik Pijper, Dut vicar/church historian (Monasteries), dies at 67
1926   Peter Erasmus Lange-Muller, composer, dies at 75
1930   Raffaele Merry del Val, Spanish Cardinal, dies at 64
1931   Otto Wallach, German chemist (Nobel 1910), dies at 83
1933   Antonio Nicolau, Spanish composer/conductor, dies at 74
1939   E Fernandez Arb¢s, Spanish violinist/conductor/composer, dies at 75
1941   Jan Keizer, Zaanse February striker, shot to death
1947   Ben Webster, actor (Old Curiosity Shop), dies at 82
1950   Harry Lauder (Maclennan), Scottish comic/singer, dies at about 75
1953   Elisabeth "Ilse" Kuyper, Dutch/US (opera)composer, dies
1953   Martinus Nijhoff, Dutch poet/linguist (spelling), dies at 58
1954   William R Inge, English theologist/philosopher, dies at 93
1956   Herman Courtens, Belgian baron/painter, dies at 72
1959   Lou Costello, actor (Abbott & Costello), dies at 52
1960   Aleksandar Belic, Swedish linguist, dies at 83
1961   Karl Albiker, German sculptor (Problem of the Plastic), dies at 83
1961   Mohammed V, ibn Yusuf, sultan/King of Morocco, dies at 51
1962   Carl Emil Theodor Ehrenberg, composer, dies at 83
1963   Artturi A Leinonen, Fin journalist/politician (Prophet), dies at 74
1965   Jimmie Lee Jackson, civil rights activist, dies of injuries
1966   Minerva Urecal, actress (Peter Gunn, Adv of Tugboat Annie), dies at 71
1967   Harry McNaughton, comedian (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 70
1968   Eric Feldary, actor (16 Fathoms Deep), dies of burns at 55
1969   Karl Jaspers, German psychiatrist/philosopher, dies at 86
1969   Levi Eshkol, [Sjkolnik], premier (Israel), dies at 73
1970   Ethel Leginska, composer, dies at 83
1971   Edward van der Merwe, cricket keeper (S Afr in 2 Tests in 30's), dies
1971   Fernandel, [Contandin], French actor (Death of Champion), dies at 67
1971   Joseph Berg, composer, dies at 43
1971   Joseph Desire Fernandel, comedian, dies of cancer at 67
1971   Tullio Carminati, actor (Roman Holiday, Moulin Rouge), dies at 76
1972   Tom Manders, Dutch cabaret artist (Dorus), dies at 50
1973   Mary Finney, actress (Honestly Celeste), dies at 68
1977   Bukka White, rocker, dies at 43
1977   Maxime Jacob, composer, dies at 71
1981   FC Terborgh, [Reijnier Flaes], lawyer/writer (Turkish War), dies at 79
1981   Howard Hanson, US composer/conductor (Nordic), dies at 84
1981   Munabi, assistant to Uganda president Obote, murdered
1982   Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz pianist (Perfect Circle), dies at 45
1990   Cornell Gunther, US musician (Coasters, Poison Ivy), dies at 53
1990   Leslie Ames, cricketer (47 Tests, 2434 runs 8 centuries), dies
1990   Maurine Stuart, Zen teacher (head of Cambridge Buddhist Assn), dies
1990   Scott Jarvis, musician (Great Expectationa), dies
1992   Gerrit Schulte, "Crazy Cyclist", Dutch 6-days bicyclist, dies at 76
1992   Jean R Yawkey, owner (Boston Red Sox), dies of a stroke at 83
1992   S I Hayakawa, (Sen-R-Calif), dies of a stroke at 85
1993   Constance Ford, US actress (Another World, Burden Hunt), dies at 64
1993   Fletcher Knebel, author (7 Days in May), commits suicide at 81
1993   Mark Kolthoff, Dutch painter/photographer, dies at 92
1994   Avery Fisher, US audio manufacturer (1st hi-fi), dies at 87
1994   Leopold "Hans" Kohr, Austrian social philosopher, dies at 84
1994   William "Bill" M Hicks, comedian, dies at 32
1996   Audrey Angers, charity pioneer
1996   Daniel John Chapman Cunningham, physiologist, dies at 76
1997   David Doyle, actor (Charlie's Angels), dies at 67
1997   Giuseppe 'Nuccio' Bertone, car Designer, dies at 82
1998   J T Walsh, actor (Good Morning Vietnam), dies at 54

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