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Births   Deaths   Events
421   Eudocia A Athenais marries Oostromeins emperor Theodosius II
555   Vigilius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1099   1st Crusaders arrive in Jerusalem
1340   Rotterdam Netherlands founded
1413   King Ladislaw of Naples occupies Rome
1494   Treaty of Tordesillas, Spain & Portugal divide America
1527   Pope Clement VII surrenders to emperor Charles V's armies
1546   England signs Peace of Andres with Scotland/Ireland
1557   England declares war on France
1601   Louis Gunther of Nassau weds countess Anna Margaretha of Manderscheid
1614   2nd parliament of King James I, dissolves passing no legislation
1628   English king Charles I accepts Petition of Rights
1654   Louis XIV crowned King of France
1672   Battle by Solebay: Dutch adm M de Ruyter beats French/English fleet
1692   Earthquake in Porte Royale, Jamaica, kills 3,000
1694   English invasion army under Thomas Talmash reaches Brest
1769   Daniel Boone begins exploring Bluegrass State of Kentucky
1775   United Colonies change name to United States
1776   Richard Lee (VA) moves Decl of Independence in Continental Congress
1780   Anti-Catholic riot in London, 100s die
1788   Masses stone French govt army at Grenoble
1798   Jews of Pesaro Italy fast commemorating murder of Jews
1839   Hawaiian Declaration of Rights is signed
1860   1st US "dime novel" published: "Malaseka, The Indian Wife of the White Hunter," by Mrs Ann Stevens
1860   Workmen start laying track for Market Street Railroad, SF
1862   Gen B Butler orders William Mumford hanged after he removed & destroyed US flag on display over New Orleans Mint
1862   Skirmish at Union Church, VA (Peninsular)
1863   Battle of Milliken's Bend, LA-Jefferson Davis' home burnt
1863   Mexico City captured by French troops
1864   Abe Lincoln renominated for Pres by Republican Party
1866   Irish Fenians raid Pigeon Hill, Qu‚bec
1873   7th Belmont: James Roe aboard Springbok wins in 3:01.75
1881   15th Belmont: T Costello aboard Saunterer wins in 2:47
1887   Monotype type-casting machine patented by Tolbert Lanston, Wash DC
1892   John J Doyle of Clev Spiders is 1st to pinch hit in a baseball game
1892   Republican convention in Minneapolis begins
1896   G Harpo & F Samuelson leave NY to row the Atlantic (takes 54 days)
1898   Social Democracy of America party holds 1st national convention, Chic
1900   Boer general Christian de Law occupiers British train depot Roodewal
1905   Norway dissolves union with Sweden (in effect since 1814)
1906   Chicago Cubs score 11 in 1st inning, beating NY Giants 19-0
1906   Famous Cunard passenger liner Lusitania launches
1909   Cleveland Industrial Exposition opens
1912   St Pius X encyclical "On Indians of South America"
1912   US army tests 1st machine gun mounted on a plane
1916   Germany troop march into Fort Faux, Verdun
1924   56th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Mad Play wins in 2:18.8
1924   George Leigh-Mallory disappears 775' from Everest's summit
1926   Swedish govt of Ekman forms
1929   Margaret Bondfield becomes 1st Dutch female minister (of Labor)
1929   Vatican City becomes a sovereign state
1930   62nd Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:31.6
1930   NY Times agrees to capitalize the n in "Negro"
1932   Pitcher John Quinn, 47, is oldest player to have an extra-base hit (a double) & bat in a run, as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 9-2
1933   Balanchine/Weills "7 Deadly Sins," premiers in Paris
1936   Yanks beat Indians 5-4 in 16; longest game without a strikeout
1938   1st play telecast with original Broadway cast, "Susan & God"
1938   Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat 1st flown (Eddie Allen)
1939   1st king & queen of England to visit US, George VI & Elizabeth
1939   Cleve Indians sets AL record of 16 inning game without striking out, however lose game 5-4 to NY Yankees
1940   British/French troops evacuate Narvik
1941   45th US Golf Open: Craig Wood shoots a 284 at Colonial Club Ft Worth
1941   73rd Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway win in 2:31 (triple crown)
1942   Battle of Midway ends: Adm Nimitz wins 1st WW II naval defeat of Japan
1942   Germany Armys march into Sebastopol
1942   Japanese troops lands on Attu, Aleutian Islands
1944   Achilles Veen soccer team forms in Veen
1944   Canadian 50th division occupies Bayeux
1944   Claus von Stauffenberg meets Hitler
1946   Pirates players vote 20-16 to walkout rather than play the Giants
1946   US Supreme Court bans discrimination in interstate travel
1948   Communist complete takeover of Czechoslovakia; Pres Bernes resigns
1948   KVP wins Dutch Second-Parliamentary election
1952   "3 Wishes after Jamie" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 94 perfs
1952   7th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 5-4
1952   84th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard One Count wins in 2:30.2
1953   1st color network telecast in compatible color, (Boston Mass)
1953   Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
1953   Mary Terrell wins struggle to end segregation in Wash DC restaurants
1953   WDAU (now WYOU) TV chan 22 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA (CBS) begins
1954   1st microbiology laboratory dedicated (New Brunswick NJ)
1955   "$64,000 Question" premieres on CBS TV
1955   1st President to appear on color TV (Eisenhower)
1955   India premier Nehru visit USSR
1956   Singapore govt of Marshall resigns
1957   Mickey Stewart holds 7 cricket catches for Surrey v Northants
1958   90th Belmont: Pete Anderson aboard Cavan wins in 2:30.2
1958   Battles between Turkish & Greeks Cypriots break out
1959   Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1959   KLX-AM in Oakland Calif changes call letters to KEWB (now KNEW)
1962   NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 31,580 m
1963   1st Rolling Stones TV appearance (Thank Your Lucky Stars) & release 1st single, "Come on"
1964   Beatles travel canals of Amsterdam
1965   Gemini 4 completes 62 orbits
1965   Morocco King Hassan suspends constitution, grabs power
1965   Sony Corp introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995
1965   Supreme Court rules 1879 Ct law ban of contraceptives unconstitutional
1966   NY Mets pass up Reggie Jackson to draft Steve Chilcott #1
1967   2 Moby Grape members arrested for contributing to deliquency of minors
1967   Israel captures Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem, Jericho & Bethlehem
1967   NY Yankees draft Ron Blomberg #1
1968   Sirhan Sirhan indicted for Bobby Kennedy assassination
1969   "Johnny Cash Show," debuts on ABC-TV
1969   101st Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Arts & Letters wins in 2:28.8
1969   Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash combine on a Grand Ole Opry TV special
1969   Tommy James & Shondells release "Crystal Blue Persuasion"
1969   Wash Senators draft Jeff Burroughs #1
1970   22nd Emmy Awards: Marcus Welby, Robert Young & Susan Hampshire
1970   Jockey Willie Shoemaker passes Johnny Longden with his 6,033 win
1970   Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1970   The Who's "Tommy" is performed at NY's Lincoln Center
1971   Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes 1st transfer to orbiting Salyut
1972   "Grease" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 3,388 performances
1972   German Chancellor Willy Brandt visits Israel
1972   Hsan Hua, Zen teacher, conducted 1st ordination ceremony in America
1972   Pirate's Gene Alley bases-loaded walk, beats Padres 1-0 in 18th
1973   Rangers draft Texas high school pitcher David Clyde #1
1974   Padres draft Brown University shortstop Bill Almon #1
1975   "Thank God I'm a Country Boy," by John Denver hits #1
1975   Dennis Lillee takes 1st one-day 5WI, 5-34 v Pakistan World Cup
1975   Spain's Manuel Orantes wins US Open, beating Jimmy Connors in 3 sets
1975   Sri Lanka's 1st one-day international, v WI Cricket World Cup
1976   NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor & David Brinkley, premieres
1977   Anita Bryant leads successful crusade against Miami gay rights law
1977   White Sox draft Harold Baines #1
1978   32nd NBA Championship: Wash Bullets beat Sea Supersonics, 4 games to 3
1978   Emmy 5th Daytime Award presentation
1979   52nd National Spelling Bee: Katie Kerwin wins spelling maculature
1979   Bhaskara 1, Indian Earth resources/meteorology satellite, launched
1979   Portugal govt of Mota Pinto resigns
1979   Rocker Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion
1980   "Billy Bishop Goes to War" closes at Morosco NYC after 12 perfs
1980   "Cars," by Gary Numan hits #9
1980   112th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Temperence Hill wins in 2:29.8
1980   50th French Mens Tennis: Bj”rn B”rg beats Vitas Gerulaitis (64 61 62)
1980   Jeff Norman runs world record 50k (2:48:06)
1980   John McEnroe beats Bj”rn B”rg for US Open
1980   Tommy John wins his 200th, 3-0 on a 2-hitter
1981   35th Tony Awards: Amadeus & 42nd Street win
1981   51st French Mens Tennis: Bj”rn B”rg beats I. Lendl (61 46 62 36 61)
1981   Israeli F-15/F-16 destroys alleged Iraqi plutonium production facility
1981   Sandra Post wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Classic
1982   16th Music City News Country Awards: Barbara Mandrell
1982   Habr‚s rebel army occupies capital of Chad, N'djamena
1982   LA Dodger Steve Garvey is 5th to play in 1,000 consecutive games
1982   NY Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell & Randy Myers
1982   Pres Reagan meets Pope John Paul II & Queen Elizabeth
1982   Steve Garvey plays in his 1,000th consecutive game & goes 0-for-4
1983   Steve Carlton temporarily passes Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out
1986   118th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Danzig Connect wins in 2:29.8
1986   56th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats M Navratilova (26 63 63)
1986   Air Supply guitarist Graham Russell weds Jodi Varble
1986   Madonna's "Live to Tell," single goes #1
1986   Pirates draft 3rd baseman Jeff King #1
1987   41st Tony Awards: Fences & Les Miserables win
1987   57th French Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (75 62 36 76)
1987   Andy Van Slyke HRs off R McDowell in both ends of double header
1987   Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1988   Aluminum contaminates Cornish England's water supply
1989   1st Baseball game to start outdoors & end indoors, as Toronto Blue Jays stadium closes roof during game at 8:48, & beat Brewers
1989   23 year old olympic barefoot South African runner Zola Budd retires
1989   Atlanta Fulton County Comm approves $210M stadium for the Falcons
1989   For one second this morning, the time is 01:23:45, 6-7-89
1989   Suriname SLM-173 (DC-8) crashes near Paramaribo Airport killing 173
1989   Wayne Gretzky wins his 9th NHL Hart (MVP) Trophy in 10 years
1990   Michael Jackson hospitalized for chest pains
1990   S Afr Pres F W de Klerk lifts 4 year olf state of emergency
1991   Singer Jimmy Osmond weds Michelle Larson
1992   "Small Family Business" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 48 perfs
1992   62nd French Mens Tennis: Jim Courier beats Petr Korda (75 62 61)
1992   Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1992   EUVE Launch
1993   27th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Vince Gill
1993   Cleveland breaks ground for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1993   Crickets Graham Gooch dismissed handled the ball v Aust, Old Trafford
1993   Prince celebrated his birthday by changing his name to a symbol
1994   A's outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 1,100th career base
1996   Julia & Noah wed on "All My Children"
1997   129th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Touch Gold wins in 2:28.8
1997   67th French Womens Tennis: Iva Majoli beats Martina Hingis (64 62)
1997   Cosmos 2344 Proton-K Launch (Russia), Failed
1997   Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep the Phila Flyers
1998   68th French Mens Tennis:
1998   wins Michelob Light Golf Classic

1502   Gregory XIII, Pope, introduced Gregorian calendar in 1582
1619   Paulus Voet, Dutch jurist/historian
1730   Georg von Pasterwiz, composer
1736   Karl Frieberth, composer
1770   Earl of Liverpool, (C) British PM (1812-27)
1778   George Bryan "Beau" Brummel, London England, English dandy
1811   James Young Simpson, Scotland, obsterician (used chloroform)
1812   Theophilus Toulmin Garrard, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1902
1825   Richard D Blackmore, England, author (Norie, Lorna Doone)
1829   Eduard F W Pflger, German physiologist (Breathing Quotient)
1833   Alexander Ritter, composer
1840   Charlotte MAAVCL, princess of Belgium/Emperor of Mexico (1864-67)
1843   Susan Elizabeth Blow, US, pioneered kindergarten education
1845   Leopold von Auer, Hungarians/US violinist
1846   Wladyslaw Gorski, composer
1848   Paul Gaugin, [Eugene Henri], French post-impressionist painter
1865   Guido Gasperini, composer
1867   Luigi Maurizio Tedeschi, composer
1873   Landon Ronald, composer
1874   Theodor Streicher, composer
1879   Knud J V Rasmussen, Danish pole explorer (Thule)
1884   Julius P Hoste, Belgium minister/daily newspaper publisher (Last News)
1885   Percy Brier, composer
1887   William Walraven, Dutch journalist/writer (Indian Daily)
1891   Athos Palma, composer
1891   Koos [Jacobus J] Vorrink, Dutch politician (SDAP/AJC/PvdA)
1896   Robert Mulliken, US, chemist/physicist (Nobel 1966)
1896   Vivien Kellems, TV hostess (Power of Women)
1897   George Szell, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Metropolitan 1942-45)
1899   Elizabeth Bowen, Dublin, novelist (Death of the Heart, Encounters)
1900   Jan [Johannes A A] Engelman, poet/translator/critic (Garden of Eros)
1903   Marguerite Yourcenar, France/US writer (M‚moires d'Hadrien)
1909   Jessica Tandy, London, actress (Birds, Cocoon, Batteries Not Included)
1909   Peter W Rodino, (Rep-D-NJ, 1949- )/chaired Watergate council
1911   Franz Reizenstein, composer
1911   Silas Roy Crain, singer/arranger/songwriter
1912   Mascha Kal‚ko, writer
1913   Anthony David Machell Cox, medievalist
1917   Gwendolyn Brooks, US poet (Bean Eaters, Annie Allen, Pulitzer 1950)
1918   Irene Vorrink, Dutch minister (health & environment)
1920   Georges Marchais, political leader (French Communist Party)
1922   Hubert Du Plessis, composer
1922   Rocky Graziano, boxer/entertainer (Pantomime Quiz) [or Dec 31]
1923   Giorgio Belladonna, bridge champion
1924   Dolores Gray, Chic Ill, singer/actress (Designing Woman, Kismet)
1925   Camille Flammarion, French astronomer/writer (Thunder & Lightning)
1925   Pieternella "Nel" van Arem, Dutch actress (Sea Gull)
1926   Dick Williams, Wall Lake Iowa, choral director (Andy Williams Show)
1927   Martin Carter, poet/critic
1928   Anthony Nicholas Maria Wahl, historian
1928   Charles Louis Strouse, composer
1928   Dave Bowen, footballer
1928   David Malcolm Lewis, expert in Greek Epigraphy
1928   James Ivory, producer/director (Howard's End, Remains of the Day)
1929   John Turner, Richmond England, (L) 17th Canadian PM (1984)
1930   Ian Leggat, cricketer (1 Test v S Africa 1953-54 without distinction)
1931   Henry Weinberg, composer
1931   Lang Jeffries, Ontario Canada, actor (Skip-Rescue 8)
1931   Virginia McKenna, actress (Born Free, Chosen, Lions are Free, Simba)
1933   Henk E Koning, Dutch sect of Finances (VVD)
1933   Herb Score, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
1934   Philippe Entremont, Rheims France, concert pianist
1934   Samuel Lipman, music critic
1937   Neeme J„rvi, Tallinn Estonia, conductor (Estonia Opera 1971)
1938   Judy Ann Scott-Fox, agent
1940   Tom Jones, [Woodward], Pontypridd Wales, singer (What's New Pussycat)
1941   Jaime Laredo, Bolivia, violinist (Qn Elisabeth of Belgium prize 1959)
1941   Michael Pennington, British? actor/author (Return of Sherlock Holmes)
1942   Anneke Gr”nloh, Indonesian/Dutch singer (Burning Sand)
1943   Ken Osmond, actor (Eddie Haskel-Leave it To Beaver)
1943   Mel Levine, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
1943   Nikki Giovanni, poet (LHJ Woman of the Year 1973)
1944   Bill Rafferty, Queens NY, comedian (Laugh-In, Real People)
1944   Clarence White, guitarist (Byrds-Turn! Turn! Turn!)
1944   Townes Van Zandt, Texas, singer/songwriter (Kathleen, Loretta)
1946   Bill Kreutzmann Jr, Palo Alto CA, drummer (Grateful Dead)
1946   Jenny Jones, [Janina Stronski], Canada, comedienne (Jenny Jones Show)
1946   Terry Gale, Wyalkatchem WA, Australasia golfer
1947   Thurman Munson, baseball catcher/captain (NY Yankees)
1949   Jack Ryland, rock vocalist (Three Dog Night)
1951   Anne Twomey, Boston Ma, actress (Secret, Deadly Friend, Imagemaker)
1952   Liam Neeson, N Ireland, actor (Schindler's List, Les Miserables)
1953   Johnny Clegg, rocker
1954   Lui Passaglia, Vancouver BC, CFL place kicker (BC Lions)
1955   Joey Scarbury, Ontario Calif, singer (Greatest American Hero)
1955   William Koch, US skier (World Cup 1982)
1956   Robert Dover, equestrian dressage (Olympics-bronze-96)
1957   Neal Radford, cricketer (Zambia Engld pace bowler in 3 Tests 1986-88)
1958   Christopher Marcantel, Smithtown NY, actor (Chip-Nurse, Loving)
1958   Francesca Thyssen, lugano Switz, baroness
1958   O+> (Prince), [Rogers Nelson], Minn, rocker/actor (1999, Purple Rain)
1958   Phillipe Boccara, Le Mans France, US sprint kayak (Olympics-96)
1962   Janice Lawrence Braxton, WNBA center (Cleve Rockers, Olym-gold-1984)
1962   Paddy McAloon, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
1963   Steven David Rintoul, Bowral Australia, PGA golfer (1994 Buick-2nd)
1964   Caroline Anne Hare, Lower hutt NZ, 5k/10k (Olympics-96)
1964   Graeme Labrooy, cricketer (Sri Lankan pace bowler in 9 Tests 1986-91)
1966   Dan Payne, CFL tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
1966   Heathcliff Slocumb, Jamaica NY, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
1966   Stephane Richer, Ripon, NHL right wing (NJ Devils)
1967   Sarah Malin, Greenwich Ct, actress (Stephane Prescott-Another World)
1967   Terance Mathis, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
1968   Adam Walker, NFL running back (SF 49ers)
1968   Melissa Coombes, San Gabriel CA, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
1969   Lachlan Elmer, Australian field hockey halfback (Oly-silver-92, 96)
1969   Mark Sohn, Arlington Heights Ill, gymnast (Olympics-96)
1970   Andrei Kovalenko, Gorky Rus, NHL right wing (Mont Canadiens, Edmonton)
1970   Chad Fann, NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals, SF 49ers)
1970   Mike Modano, Livonia MI, NHL forward (Team USA, Dallas Stars)
1971   Terrell Buckley, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins)
1972   Jeff Burris, NFL cornerback/punt returner (Buffalo Bills)
1973   Napoleon Kaufman, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
1973   Robert Barr, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
1974   Jason Caswell, Winnipeg Manitoba, Skeet shooter (Olympics-96)
1974   Mahesh Bhupathi, India, tennis pro
1975   Allen Iverson, NBA guard (Phila 76ers)
1976   Cassidy Rae, Clarmont Fla, actress (Sarah-Models Inc, Clarissa)
1976   David Diaz, Chicago Ill, light welterweight boxer (Olympics-96)
1978   Adrienne Frantz, Mt Clemens Mich, (Tiffany Thorne-Sunset Beach)
1989   Michael Joseph Tamboli, Eldesburg Md, born 01:23:45 PM on 6-7-89

555   Vigilius, Italian Pope (537-55), dies
1329   Robert Bruce, King of Scotland (1306-29), dies at 53
1337   Willem III the Good, earl of Holland/Zealand, dies at about 49
1492   Kazimierz IV, King of Poland (1447-92), dies at 64
1549   Eelke Fouckens, Frisian anabaptist, beheaded
1555   Maarten van Rossum, Dutch army leader, dies at about 76
1571   Pier Francesco Corteccia, composer, dies at 68
1572   August I [Sigismund II August], king of Poland (1548-72), dies at 42
1624   Anne of Saint Bartolomaeus, Flemish nun/monk/saint, dies at 74
1631   Mumtax Mahal, wife of Shah Jahan of India, her tomb (Taj Mahal)
1654   Giambattista Andreini, Italian playwright/actor, dies at 76
1667   Thomas de Keyser, Amsterdam master builder/painter, buried
1672   Willem J van Gendt, admiral/governor of Breda, dies at about 37
1701   Ferdinand W, Prince of Wrttemberg-Neustadt, dies at 41
1754   Nikolaj Eigtved, Danish, architect (Amalienborg Square), dies at 52
1778   Johann Georg Zechner, composer, dies at 62
1784   Jean-Baptiste Canavas, composer, dies at 71
1789   Vaclav Jan Kopriva, composer, dies at 81
1800   Willem A Alting, governor-genl of Neth-Indies (1780-97), dies at 75
1814   Robert Jasper van der de Capellen, mister of Marsch, dies at 71
1838   Laure S-MP duchess d'abrantŠs, French marshal Junot, dies
1840   Frederik Willem III, King of Prussia (1797-1840), dies at 69
1843   F H”lderlin, writer, dies at 73
1843   Johann C F H”lderlin, German poet, dies at 73
1862   William B Mumford, 1st US citizen hanged for treason, at 42
1863   Franz Xavier Gruber, composer, dies at 75
1876   George Sand, writer, dies at 71
1877   Winand C H Staring, geologist (Bottom of Netherlands), dies at 68
1893   Johann Schrammel, composer, dies at 43
1906   Johan P Van de Kellen, stamp cutter/lithographer, dies at 74
1915   Benjamin Lambord, composer, dies at 35
1924   ? Wayne, fictional Batman's parents killed
1926   Henry Charles Tonking, composer, dies at 63
1927   Voikov, Soviet ambassador to Warsaw, murdered
1928   Chiang Tsolin, Chinese warlord of North-China, murdered
1929   J E P McMaster, cricketer (Eng v S Af Test 1889 (out for 0), dies
1932   Emil Pauer, composer, dies at 76
1935   Ivan V Mitsjoerin, Russian botanist, dies
1938   Norbert Fonteyne, Flemish writer (How Flemings Came Late), dies
1940   James Hall, writer/actor (Millie, Hell's Angels), dies at 39
1945   Nishida Kitaro, scholar/philosopher/Zen practitioner, dies at 74
1945   Ruben Marcos Campos, composer, dies at 69
1948   Georges Adolphe Hue, composer, dies at 90
1951   Bobel, Braune, Naumann, Ohlendorf, Pohl, Schallenmair & Otto Schmidt, N
1956   Julien Benda, Fren philosopher/writer (La trahison des clercs), dies
1957   Elizabeth S Kingsley, double-Crostic puzzle creator, dies
1958   Roger Hartigan, cricketer (2 Tests for Aust in 1908), dies
1961   Robert Griffith, producer of Pajama Game, dies
1963   Zasu Pitts, actress (Wedding March, Life With Father), dies at 65
1964   Charlie Llewellyn, cricketer (544 runs in 15 Tests for S Africa), dies
1965   Judy Holliday, comedienne (Born Yesterday, Adam's Rib), dies at 42
1965   Pierre Cardevielle, Fren composer/conductor (L'ile Rouge), dies at 59
1965   Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (Bauernpassion), dies
1966   Hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor, dies at 78
1967   Dorothy Parker, US writer (Enough Rope), dies at 73
1967   Pauline Brooks, actress (Make a Million), dies of cancer at 54
1968   Dan Duryea, actor (Pride of the Yankees), dies of cancer at at 60
1969   Leo Gorcey, actor (Bowery Boys), dies at 53
1970   Edward M Forster, Brit writer (Maurice, passage to India), dies at 91
1973   Lane Bradford, actor (Dead Man's Gold, Gun Hawk), dies at 50
1976   Bobby Hackett, jazz cornetist/orch leader (Air time '57), dies at 61
1980   Henry [Valentine] Miller, US writer (Tropic of Capricorn), dies at 88
1980   Richard Bonnelli, actor (Enter Madame), dies
1983   Charles von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, Belgium prince, buried
1983   Daniele Amfiteatrov, composer, dies at 81
1984   George Givot, actor (Versatile Vaudeville), dies at 81
1987   John Blofeld, writer/translator/Zen practitioner, dies at 73
1988   Joe Partridge, cricketer (S Afr pace bowler 1963-65), commits suicide
1989   Milton van Embricqs, Suriname/Dutch publicist, dies
1989   Percy Stuart, Suriname/Dutch sports journalist, dies
1990   Barbara Baxley, actress (Norma Rae), dies at 63 of a heart attack
1991   Eric Francis, actor (Shillingbury Blowers), dies
1992   Bob Sweeney, director/actor (Toby Tyler), dies of cancer at 73
1992   William France, founder (Daytona 500), dies at 82
1993   Drazen Petrovic, NBA player (NJ Nets), dies in auto-accident at 28
1994   Barry Sullivan, actor (Streets of SF, Oh, God!), dies at 81
1994   Dennis Potter, British TV writer (Pennies from Heaven), dies at 59
1994   Joseph Ruzindana, Rwandian bishop of Bjumba, murdered
1994   Stuart Havelock Hollingdale, anthropologist, dies at 42
1994   Thadd‚ Nsengijumva, chairman of Rwandan bishop's conference, murdered
1994   Vincent Nsengijumva, Rwandan archbishop of Kigali, murdered
1995   Joseph Tomelty, actor/playwright (Bedevilled, Moby Dick), dies at 84
1996   Jose Maria Valverde, philosopher poet/translator, dies at 70
1996   Noel Walton Bott, engineer, dies at 88
1996   [Francis] Max Factor Jr, makeup inventor, dies at 91

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