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Births   Deaths   Events
837   Best view of Halley's Comet in 2000 years
989   Battle at Abydos: Byzantine emperor Basilius II beats Bardas Phocas
1055   Bishop Gebhard van Eichst„tt named Pope Victor II
1111   Pope Paschalis II crowns Roman catholics-German king Hendrik II
1180   Republic day of Gelnhausen
1204   Crusaders occupy Constantinople
1241   Battle at Theiss: Mongols beat Hungarian King B‚la IV
1346   Pope Clemens VI declares German emperor Louis of Bavaria, envoy
1367   Battle at N jera Spain: Castili‰ & England beat Arag¢n & France
1517   Osmaanse army occupies Cairo
1556   Portuguese Marranos who revert back to Judaism burned by order of Pope
1598   Edict of Nantes grants political rights to French Huguenots
1640   English Short Parliament forms (- May 5)
1668   John Dryden (36) becomes 1st English poet laureate
1741   Dutch people protest bad quality of bread
1741   Royal Military Academy forms at Woolwich
1742   George Frederic Handel's "Messiah" performed for 1st time (Dublin)
1759   French beat European Allies in Battle of Bergen
1796   1st elephant arrives in US from India
1796   Battle at Millesimo Italy: Napoleon beats Austrians
1808   William Henry Lane ("Juda") perfects tap dance
1829   English Emancipation Act grants freedom of religion to Catholics
1834   HMS Beagle anchors at river mouth of Rio Santa Cruz, Patagonia
1842   Lord Rosse successfully casts 72" (183-cm) mirror for a telescope
1849   Hungarian Republic proclaimed
1860   1st Pony Express reaches Sacramento Calif
1861   After 34 hours of bombardment, Ft Sumter surrenders to Confederates
1863   Battle of Irish Bend, LA (Ft Bisland)
1863   Hospital for Ruptured & Crippled in NY is 1st orthopedic hospital
1865   Battle of Raleigh, NC
1865   Sherman's march through Georgia begins
1869   Steam power brake patented (George Westinghouse)
1870   Metropolitan Museum of Art forms in NYC
1873   Colfax Massacre in Grant Parish Louisiana (60 blacks killed)
1882   Anti-Semitic League forms in Prussia
1883   Alfred Packer convicted of cannibalism
1895   Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Solitary Cyclist" (BG)
1902   J C Penney opens his 1st store in Kemmerer, Wyo
1904   Battle at Oviumbo Africa: Herero's chase away German army
1904   Congress authorizes Lewis & Clark Expo $1 gold coin
1906   Mutiny on Portuguese battleships Dom Carlos & Vasco da Gama
1908   Groundbreaking on Philadelphia's Shibe Park (home of A's & Phillies)
1911   Polo Grounds grandstand & left field bleachers go up in flames
1912   Royal Flying Corps forms (later RAF)
1914   1st Federal League Game: Balt Terrapins beat Buffalo 3-2
1918   Electrical fire kills 38 mental patients at Oklahoma State Hospital
1919   Amritsar Massacre-British Army fires on nationalist rioters in India
1919   British forces kill 100s of Indian Nationalists (Amritsar Massacre)
1920   1st woman US Civil Service Commissioner, Helen Hamilton appointed
1923   Army wins 1st college three-weapon fencing championships
1924   Greek plebiscite for a republic
1925   Virginia Theater (ANTA, Guild) opens at 245 W 52nd St NYC
1926   At 41, Walter Johnson pitches his 7th opening day shutout
1926   Bicyclists without bicycle-tax-stamp rounded up in Amsterdam
1927   Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Boston Bruins, in 2 games & 2 ties
1928   1st trans atlantic flight Europe-US (Fitzmaurice-von Hnefeld-K”hl)
1932   Kozakken Boys soccer team forms in Werkendam forms
1933   1st flight over Mount Everest (Lord Clydesdale)
1933   Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
1934   4.7 million US families report receiving welfare payments
1934   US Congress passes Johnson Debt Default Act
1936   Metaxas proclaims himself dictator of Greece
1938   Clifford Goldsmith' "What a Life," premieres in NYC
1939   W Saroyan's "My Heart's in the Highlands," premieres in NYC
1940   2nd battle of Narvik-8 German destroyers, destroyed
1940   Cornelious Warmerdam became 1st man to pole vault 15 ft
1940   Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 2
1941   Heavy German assault on Tobruk
1941   Russian-Japan no-attack treaty goes into effect
1943   Catholic University Nijegen closes
1943   FDR dedicates Jefferson Memorial
1943   Nazi's discover mass grave of Polish officers near Katyn
1944   SC rejects black suffrage
1944   Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Chicago Blackhawks in 4 games
1944   Transport nr 71 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1945   Canadian army liberates Teuge & Assen Neth from Nazis
1945   Red Army occupy Wien (Vienna)
1945   US marines conquer Minna Shima off Okinawa
1946   Belgian premier Acker proclaims wage & price freeze over
1946   Eddie Klepp, a white pitcher signed by defending Negro League champ Cleveland Buckeyes, is barred from field in Birmingham Alab
1948   75 scientists ambushed on way to Mount Scopus
1949   3rd NBA Championship: Minn Lakers beat Wash Capitols, 4 games to 2
1953   1st game of Milwaukee Braves, they beat Cin Reds 2-0
1954   Balt Orioles 1st game, loses to Tigers in Detroit 3-0
1954   Milwaukee Braves' Hank Aaron's 1st game
1954   Robert Oppenheimer accused of being a communist
1955   20.33" (51.64 cm) of rainfall, Axis, Alabama (state record)
1956   KETA TV channel 13 in Oklahoma City, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting
1957   "Shinbone Alley" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances
1957   11th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 3
1957   11th Tony Awards: Long Days Journey into the Night & My Fair Lady win
1957   Due to lack of funds, Saturday mail delivery in US is temp halted
1958   12th Tony Awards: Sunrise at Campobello & Music Man win
1959   USAF launches Discoverer II into polar orbit
1959   Vanguard SLV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
1959   Vatican edict forbids Roman Catholics for voting for communists
1960   France becomes 4th nuclear nation exploding an A-Bomb in Sahara
1960   Transit 1B, 1st navigational satellite, placed in Earth orbit
1961   "Carnival!" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 719 performances
1961   UN General Assembly condemns South-Africa's apartheid
1962   Stan Musial scores his 1,869th run, a new NL record
1962   US steel industry forced to give up price increases
1963   Pete Rose triples for his 1st major league base hit
1963   Pirate's Bob Friend balks 4 times in a game
1964   36th Academy Awards - "Tom Jones," Sidney Poitier & Patricia Neal win
1964   Ian D Smith becomes premier of Rhodesia
1964   New Zealand Colin Bosher shears a record 565 sheep in 1 work day
1965   1st US Senate black page, Lawrence W Bradford Jr, 16, appointed by NY Sen Jacob Javits
1965   Beatles record "Help"
1966   Pan Am places $525,000,000 order for 25 Boeing 747s
1969   33rd Golf Masters Championship: George Archer wins, shooting a 281
1970   34th Golf Masters Championship: Billy Casper wins, shooting a 279
1970   Apollo 13 announces "Houston, we've got a problem!" as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon
1970   Greek composer Mikis Theordorakis freed
1970   Oakland uses gold-colored bases during the club's home opener Rules Committee subsequently bans this innovation
1972   1st baseball players' strike ends after 13 days
1975   39th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 276
1975   Chad military coup by General Odingar
1975   Christian Falange kills 27 Palestinians, begins Lebanese civil war
1975   Penguins 5-Isles 4-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 1-0 lead
1976   $2 bill re-introduced as US currency
1976   1st NBA playoff game for Cleve Cavliers, they lose 100-95 to Wash
1976   Federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes
1978   Jackson slugs a 3-run HR in the 1st inning, & the field is showered
1978   NY Yanks defeat White Sox 4-2 in home opener on Reggie Candy Bar Day
1979   Christian Turks occupy St Jansbasiliek
1979   Longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours
1979   Yusuf Lule becomes premier of Uganda
1980   "Grease" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 3,388 performances
1980   "Reggae" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 21 performances
1980   44th Golf Masters Championship: Seve Ballesteros wins, shooting a 275
1980   Amy Alcott wins LPGA American Defender/WRAL Golf Classic
1980   Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation
1980   US boycotts Summer Olympics in Moscow
1981   Pulitzer prize awarded to Beth Henley for "Crimes of the Heart"
1981   Wash Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax)
1982   Penguins 3-Isles 4 (OT)-Preliminary-Isles win series (3-2)
1983   Harold Washington elected 1st black mayor of Chicago
1983   Undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault
1983   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984   11th Space Shuttle Mission (41C)-Challenger 5-returns to Earth
1984   India beat Pak by 58 runs to win 1st Asia Cricket Cup in Sharjah
1984   Pete Rose becomes 1st NL to get get 4,000 hits in a career
1985   "TASS" denounced US boycott of Moscow Olympics
1985   Atlantis ferried to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas
1985   Caps 1-Isles 2-Patrick Div Semifinals- Caps hold 2-1 lead
1985   Katrin D”rre wins 1st female World Cup marathon (2:33:30)
1985   Ramiz Alia succeeds Enver Hoxha as party leader of Albania
1986   50th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 279
1986   Boston Celtics end season with a 40-1 home win record
1986   Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
1986   Pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue
1986   Spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second
1987   1st 3 SD Padres hit HRs off SF starter Roger Mason
1987   Portugal signs agreement to return Macau to China (in 1999)
1988   Italy govt of De Mita forms
1989   "Welcome to the Club" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 12 perfs
1990   4th largest NBA crowd (45,458) see Orlando play at Minneapolis
1990   Final episode of Pat Sajak's late night TV show on CBS
1990   NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 6-5, Rangers win preliminary, 4-1
1991   BPAA US Open by Pete Weber
1992   "2 Trains Running" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 160 perfs
1992   5.5 earthquake hits Netherlands
1992   American Airlines reduce its 1st-class fares 20%-50%
1992   Crystal Pepsi begins test marketing in Providence, Denver & Dallas
1992   Great Chicago Flood - Chicago's underground tunnels flood
1992   Longest 2 undefeated baseball teams to meet (NY Yanks 5-0 vs Toronto Blue Jays 6-0); Yanks score 3 in top of 9th to win 5-2
1992   Lou Conaseca retires as coach of St John's basketball team
1992   Nelson Mandela announces he will seek divorce from Winnie
1993   "3 Men on a Horse" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 40 performances
1993   14th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1993   Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia," premieres in London
1994   President guard at Kigali Rwanda, chops 1,200 church members to death
1994   Target date for Israeli complete withdrawal, doesn't occur
1994   United Arab Emirates' 1st official ODI, losing to India
1995   Yankees beat the Mets 2-0
1996   En route to NHL record 62 victories Detroit Red Wings win #61
1996   Ottawa Senators eliminate Stanley Cup Champs NJ Devils from playoff
1997   "American Daughter" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 88 performances
1997   48th time opposing pitchers hit HRS, Carlos Perez (Mon)/Darren Holmes
1997   61st Golf Masters Championship: Tiger Woods at 21 (270 18 under par)
1997   Hartford Whalers last NHL game
1997   NHL Pitts Penguin Mario Lemieux's last NHL regular game
1997   Travis Fryman homers off R Hernandez in both games of double header 1st time since 1961 that 2 doubleheaders are played in the

1519   Catherine de' M‚dici, Queen of Spain/daughter of Henry II
1519   De Medicis, queen consort (Henry II of France)
1545   Elisabeth van Valois, French queen of Spain/daughter of Henri II
1593   Thomas Wentworth, London, earl of Strafford/Viceroy of Ireland
1626   Aert Jansz van Nes, Lt-admiral, baptised
1648   Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Mothe-Guyon, French mystic (qui‚tisme)
1713   Pierre de Jelyotte, composer
1721   John Hanson, Maryland, 1st US Pres under Articles of Confederation
1729   Thomas Percy, English literary/bishop of Dromore
1732   Frederick North, (C) British PM (1770-82)
1733   Johann Heinrich Zang, composer
1743   Thomas Jefferson, Virginia, (D-R) 3rd pres (1801-09)
1749   Frederik Sigismund van Bylandt, Dutch count/vice-admiral
1756   Louis H J Cond‚, French prince
1762   Johanna C Wattier-Ziesenis, Dutch actress (Phaedra, Lady Macbeth)
1762   Karl Friedrich Horn, composer
1771   Adam FJA van der Duyn, Dutch governor (South Holland)
1771   Richard Trevithick, Cornwall, inventor (steam locomotive)
1784   Cornelis Smit, Dutch ship builder
1791   F‚lix PBOG earl de Merode, Belgian minister of War/Finance
1799   Heinrich F L Rellstab, German music theorist
1799   Joseph Rastrelli, composer
1810   F‚licien C David, French composer (Perle du Br‚sil, D‚sert)
1816   William Sterndale Bennett, composer
1817   Alphonse Wauters, Belgian historian/archivist (Brussels)
1822   Leroy Augustus Stafford, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1822   William Stephen Walker, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1899
1828   Joseph B Lightfoot, English theologist/bishop of Durham
1830   Eduard Lassen, composer
1832   James Wimshurst, British designer/inventor (electricstatic generator)
1847   Cornelis Pijnacker Hordijk, gov-gen (Neth East-Indies)
1849   Enrique Jos‚ Varona, Cuban sociologist/psychologist
1852   Frank W Woolworth, 5› & 10› King (Woolworths)
1854   Richard T Ely, US economist (Hard Times)
1860   James Ensor, Flemish painter/etcher (De lampenjongen)
1865   Heinrich Reinhardt, composer
1867   Sammy Woods, cricket bowler (Aust & Engld Rugby wing-forward)
1868   John Blackwood McEwen, composer
1872   A Roda Roda, writer
1873   Theodore Morse, composer
1881   Ludwig Binswanger, Swiss psychiatrist (šber Ideenflucht)
1883   Alexander Alexandrov, composer
1883   Demjan Bednyi, writer
1885   Gy”rgy Luk cs, Hungarian philosopher (Zerst”rung der Vernunft)
1885   Pieter S Gerbrandy, Dutch lawyer/premier in London (1940-45)
1886   Ethel Leginska, composer
1892   Arthur Harris, Cheltenham, Marshal of the RAF
1892   Robert A Watson-Watt, England, physicist (radar)
1894   Ludvig Irgens Jensen, composer
1895   Olga Rudge, violinist
1895   Olof R J„ndel, Swedish poet
1899   Alexander Alexandrovich Davidenko, composer
1899   Alfred Moser Butts, game inventor (Scrabble)
1899   Alfred Schutz, Austrian/US architect/philosopher
1901   Ren‚-Jean Pleven, French premier (1950-52)
1902   Duke of Marlborough
1902   Godfrey Kenton, actor (Well's Theater)
1902   Philippe de Rothschild, Paris, manager (Bordeaux Vineyard)
1903   Rex Evans, actor (Frankenstein meets the Wolfman, Zara, Matchmaker)
1904   Georges Yves Marie Congar, dominican Theologian cardinal
1906   Budd [Lawrence] Freeman, US jazz saxophonist (Eel)
1906   Samuel Beckett, French playwright (Waiting for Godot, Nobel 1969)
1907   Harold Stassen, W St Paul Minn, (Gov-R-Minn) perennial pres candidate
1909   Eudora Welty, Jackson Ms, novelist (Optimist's Daughter-Pulitzer 1973)
1909   Jan Veldkamp, Dutch geophysicist/director (KNMI)
1909   Mervyn Hugh Cowie, willife conservationist
1911   Nino Sanzogno, composer
1912   Roy Winsor, Chicago, producer (Search for Tomorrow, Love of Life)
1913   Bernard Chacksfield, Air Vice-Marshal
1913   David Donald Albritton, Danville Al, high jumper (Olympic-silver-1936)
1915   Bert [Albert L F] Peleman, [Dirk Dyckmans], Flemish writer
1915   R N Coote, Bishop (Colchester)
1915   Stephan Hermlin, writer
1915   Stephen Roberts, CEO (British Milk Marketing Board)
1915   Tom Greenshields, sculptor
1917   Howard Keel, Ill, actor/singer (7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Kiss Me Kate)
1918   Audrey Barker, writer
1919   Madalyn Murray O'Hair, American atheist (opppsed prayer in school)
1920   Liam Cosgrave, leader (Fine Gael Party)
1921   Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza, industrialist
1921   Carlo Prosperi, composer
1921   James Wilson, British Lt-General
1921   Maxwell Henley Harris, Australian poet/publisher (Gift of Blood)
1922   John Braine, English novelist (Life at the Top)
1924   Stanley Donen, SC, film director/producer (Bedazzled, Damn Yankees)
1925   Frank Chamberlain, CEO (Test & County Cricket Board)
1925   Frank Neville Hosband Robinson, physicist
1925   Hilda Dianda, composer
1926   11th duke of Marlborough, English large landowner
1926   Don Adams, NYC, comedian (Maxwell Smart-Get Smart, Check it Out)
1926   Godfrey Kenton, actor
1927   Lord Wedderburn of Charlton, QC
1927   Mari Blanchard, Long Beach Calif, actress (Kathy-Klondike)
1927   Maurice Ronet, Nice France, actor (Frantic, Sphinz, Circle of Love)
1927   Rosa Joyce Plesters Brommelie, conservation scientist
1929   Marilynn Smith, Topeka KS, LPGA golfer (1972 Pabst Open)
1930   Justice Harman
1931   Beverley Cross, playwright
1931   Michael Burchill, actor
1932   Barney Simon, theatre director/writer
1932   Karl Kroeger, composer
1933   Ben Nighthorse Campbell, (Sen-D Colorado)
1933   Shani Wallis, Ireland, singer/actress (Oliver)
1934   Horace Kay, US singer (Tams-You Lied to Your Daddy)
1934   Siegfried Matthus, composer
1935   Erich von D„niken, author (Chariots of the Gods)
1935   Kenneth Hayr, air marshal
1935   Lyle Waggoner, KC Kansas, actor (Carol Burnette Show, Wonder Woman)
1935   Peter Heap, diplomat
1937   Edward Fox, London England, actor (M-Never Say Never Again)
1937   Lanford Wilson, US playwright (Hot L Baltimore)
1937   Peter M Harris, Official Solicitor (Supreme Court)
1938   Frederic Rzewski, Westfield Mass, composer (Spacecraft)
1938   John Weston, diplomat
1939   Barbara-Rose Collins, (Rep-D-Michigan)
1939   Paul Sorvino, actor (Chiefs, Dick Tracy)
1939   Seamus Heaney, poet
1939   Wijnie Jabaaij, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1940   Lester Chambers, Ms, vocalist (Chamber Brothers-Time Has Come Today)
1941   Margaret Price, Tredegar Wales, soprano (Pamlina-Die Zauberfl”te)
1942   Bill Conti, Providence RI, composer (For Your Eyes Only, Rocky IV)
1943   Bill Koch, US skier
1943   Eve Graham, rocker (New Seekers)
1944   Brian Pendleton, rocker (Pretty Things)
1944   Charles Burnett, director (When it Rains, Glass Shield)
1944   Jack Casady, Wash DC, rock bassist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane)
1944   Michael Saunders, barrister
1945   Carlos Gimenez, Arg/Venez founder (Theater festival of Caracas)
1945   Edward J Caruthers Jr, Troy Ala, high jumper (Olympic-silver-1968)
1945   Lowell George, rock vocalist/guitarist (Little Feat-Time is a Hero)
1945   Raymond van Geytenbeek, Dutch singer/drummer (Les Baroques)
1945   Stacy Johnson, US singer (Sharpees-Tired of Being Alone)
1945   Tony Dow, Hollywood Calif, actor (Wally-Leave it to Beaver)
1946   Al Green, Forest City Arkansas, singer (Lets Stay Together)
1946   Jim Pons, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
1946   Roy Loney, rocker (Flaming Groovies)
1948   Amy Robinson, Trenton NJ, writer/actress (Mean Streets)
1948   Kathleen Battle, US soprano (Tannh„user)
1948   Peter Swevel, rocker
1949   Jean-Jacques Favier, Kehl Germany, astronaut (STS 78)
1949   Philippe Petit, Nemours France, juggler/aerialist
1950   Riff West, rock bassist (Molly Hatchet)
1950   Ron Perlman, Bronx NY, actor (Quest for Fire, Beauty & the Beast)
1950   Terry Lester, Indianapolis, actor (Young & Restless, As World Turns)
1951   Beatrix "Trixie" Schuba, Austria, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1972)
1951   Jack Quinn, (Rep-R-New York)
1951   Max Weinberg, rock drummer (E Street Band, Conan O'Brien Show)
1951   Peabo Bryson, Greenville SC, R&B vocalist (I'm So into You)
1951   Peter Davison, actor (Dr Who, Sink or Swim, Fiddlers Three)
1952   Jonjo O'Neill, racehorse trainer
1953   Stephen Byers, MP
1954   Barbara Roche, MP
1954   Jimmy Destri, rock keyboardist (Blondie-Heart of Glass, Rapture)
1955   Kabaka of Buganda
1955   Louis Johnson, LA Calif, rock bassist/vocalist (Brothers Johnson)
1956   Michael Nikolay, German DR, gymnist (Olympics)
1957   Gary Kroeger, Cedar Falls Iowa, comedian (SNL, Return of Shaggy Dog)
1957   Saundra Santiago, Bronx NY, actress (Gina-Miami Vice)
1957   Wayne Lewis, keyboardist, (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
1958   Randy Piper, heavy metal rocker (Wasp-Wildchild)
1959   Vicki Witt Lansing MI, playmate (Aug, 1978)
1961   Tammy Stephens, Arlington Tx, singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel)
1963   Gary Kimovich Kasparov, USSR, world chess champion (1985- )
1963   Jan Willem van Ede, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht, PSV)
1963   Mark Leiter, Joliet IL, pitcher (SF Giants)
1964   Bill D'Angelo, heavy metal rocker
1964   Davis Milton Love III, Charlotte NC, PGA golfer (1987 MCI Heritage)
1964   Doug Strange, Greenville SC, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
1964   Jose Rijo, pitcher (NY Yankees, Cin Reds)
1964   Page Hannah, Chicago Ill, actress (Kate Riley-Fame)
1965   Quinn Early, NFL wide receiver (NO Saints, Buffalo Bills)
1966   Rodney Smith, Wash DC, 149« lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-92, 96)
1967   Dana Barros, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
1968   Tami Lyn Jameson, Minneapolis, team handball goalie (Olympics-92, 96)
1968   Ted Washington, NFL nose tackle (Buffalo Bills)
1968   Toni Lee Jameson, Minneapolis, team handball back court (Olympics-96)
1969   Harold Pruett, rocker (Outsiders-Time Won't Let Me)
1970   Eddie Robinson, NFL linebacker (Houston Oilers, Jacksonville Jaguars)
1970   Monty Brown, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
1970   Ramona Reuter, Miss USA-NY (1997)
1970   Rick Schroder, SI NY, actor (Ricky-Silver Spoons, Champ, Earthling)
1971   Charles Outlaw, NBA forward (LA Clippers, Orlando Magic)
1971   Corey Yothers, LA Calif, actor (Off the Rock)
1972   Dave Wohlabaugh, NFL center/guard (NE Patriots)
1972   Jeroen Thesseling, pop bassist (Pestilence, Spheres)
1972   Mariusz Czerkawski, Radomsko Pol, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers)
1972   Mike Kennedy, Vancouver, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
1973   Aaron Hayden, NFL running back (SD Chargers, GB Packers-Superbowl 31)
1973   Dave Wohlabaugh, corner (New England Patriots)
1974   Sergei Gonchar, Chelyabinsk Rus, NHL defenseman (Capitals, Oly-S-1998)
1976   Everton Matambanadzo, Zimbabwean cricket pace bowler (v Paki 1996)
1976   Jonathan Brandis, Danbury Ct, actor (Lucas Wolenczak-seaQuest DSV)
1978   Grace Murray Tubbs, Miss Montana Teen USA (1996)
1979   Monica Ivey, Miss Hawaii Teen USA (1996)
1991   Dylan Francis Penn, LA Calif, daughter of Sean Penn & Robin Wright
1992   Jet Travolta, daughter of John Travolta & Kelly Preston

799   Paulus Diaconus Warnafridi, Longobardisch writer, dies
1475   Matteo Palmieri, Italian writer (Citt… di Vita), dies at 69
1517   Tuman Bey, last Mamelukken sultan of Egypt, hanged
1638   Henri II, duke of Rohan-Gi‚, French hugenot leader, dies at 58
1695   Jean de La Fontaine, poet, dies
1722   Charles Leslie, Irish controversialist, dies
1728   Johann Christoph Schmidt, composer, dies at 63
1742   Giovanni Veneziano, composer, dies at 59
1756   Johann T Gottlieb Goldberg, German klavecinist/composer, dies at 29
1794   S‚bastien-Roch-Nicolas Chamfort, Fr playwright, commits suicide at 53
1806   Jean-Jacques Bachelier, French painter, dies at about 82
1822   Gaetano Valeri, composer, dies at 61
1825   Josef Gelinek, composer, dies at 66
1826   Franz Danzi, composer, dies at 62
1831   Ferdinand Kauer, composer, dies at 80
1864   Johann Schneider, composer, dies at 74
1868   Theodorus, [Kasa], emperor of Abyssinia, commits suicide
1873   Carlo Coccia, composer, dies at 90
1886   Karoly Thern, composer, dies at 68
1903   Derk J A Haspels, Dutch actor, dies at 65
1904   Vasili Vereshtshagin, Russian painter (War & Peace), dies
1910   William Orchardson, British painter, dies
1928   Luis Iruarrizaga Aguirre, composer, dies at 36
1932   Johannes T de Visser, 1st Dutch Min of Education, dies at 75 [or 14th]
1936   Demertzis, Greek premier, dies
1941   Annie Jump Cannon, US astronomer (Henry Draper catalogues), dies at 77
1942   Henk Sneevliet, leader of Dutch RSAP/Spartacus, executed at 58
1944   Cecile Chaminade, composer, dies at 86
1944   Paul Hazard, French literature historian, dies at 65
1946   William Henry Bell, composer, dies at 72
1949   C V France, dies at 80
1952   [Rosalie] Julia Cuypers, Flemish actress (Adelaarsjong), dies at 79
1959   Eduard A van Beinum, Dutch musician/conductor, dies at 57
1959   Rigardus "Rijn" Rijnhout, Giant of Rotterdam (2.375m), dies at 38
1967   Luis Somoza Debayle, president of Nicaragua (1956-63), dies at 44
1973   Alexandre A M Stols, publisher/typographer (Schoone Book), dies at 73
1974   Stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71
1975   Larry Parks, actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 60
1975   N'garta Tombalbaye, president Chad, dies
1978   Paul McGrath, actor (Witness, No Time for Love), dies at 74
1984   Christopher Wilder, FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self
1986   Stephen Stucker, actor (Trading Places, Airplane), dies
1990   Luis Trenker, dies at 97
1990   Ronald Ibbs, dies
1992   Brian Oulton, dies at 84
1992   Wallace Stegner, novelist (Pulitzer 1972), dies at 84
1992   Walter Stuart Surridge, cricketeer (Capt of Surrey), dies at 74
1993   Barry Karas, dies of leukemia at 49
1993   Henny Budie, Dutch director/producer (Sterrenslag), dies
1993   Max Tripels, Dutch attorney/MP, dies at 72
1994   Donald Benjamin Harden, archaeologist, dies at 92
1994   Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov, actor (Telegram), dies at 83
1994   Nikolai Krjoetsjkov, Russian actor (Ballad of Soldatje), dies at 83
1994   P J Engels, Dutch MP (KVP), dies at 70
1994   Robert O van Gennep, Dutch publisher (Guevara, MandŠl), dies at 56
1994   Rudolf Hrusinsky, Czech actor (Short Cut, Golden Eels), dies at 72
1994   Taleb Ali al-Suheil, Iran sheik, murdered in Lebanon at 64
1995   Edward Firth Henderson, arabist, dies at 77
1995   Lawrence Allan Laurie Scott, script writer, dies at 87
1996   Denis Sargan, econometrician, dies at 71
1996   George Mackey Brown, poet, dies at 74
1996   James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke, criminal, dies at 64
1997   Ann Craft, researcher/writer, dies at 53
1997   George Wald, scientist (Nobel Prize, vitamin A in retina), dies at 80

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