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YEAR EVENTS
1097   1st Crusaders arrive in Antioch
1528   Treaty of Gorinchem (Emperor & church)
1536   Danish/Norw king Christian III leads reform in Catholic possessions
1576   Spanish troops occupies & plunder Maastricht
1587   Battle at Coultras: Henri van Navarra beats Catholic League
1600   Battle of Sekigahara sets Tokugawa clan as Japan's rulers (shoguns)
1603   Chinese uprising in Philippines fails after 23,000 killed
1634   English King Charles I disbands new "Ship Money" tax
1714   Georg Ludwig of Hannover crowned as King George I
1740   Maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary & Bohemia
1751   Royal ship Duc de Bourgogne launched at Rochefort
1774   Continental Congress orders discouragment of entertainment
1786   Harvard University organizes 1st astronomical expedition in US
1803   US Senate ratifies Louisiana Purchase
1813   German Kingdom of Westphalia abolished
1817   1st Mississippi "Showboat," leaves Nashville on maiden voyage
1818   49th parallel forms as border between US & Canada
1818   US & Britain agree to joint control of Oregon country
1820   Spain sells part of Florida to US for $5 million
1822   1st edition of London Sunday Times
1827   Battle at Navarino: Engl/Russ/French fleet beat Turk/Egyptian fleet
1833   Charles Darwin reaches river mouth of Parana
1835   HMS Beagle leaves Galapagos Archipelago/sails to Tahiti
1843   1st Chinese immigrant arrives in Suriname
1845   Opera "Tannh„user" is produced (Dresden)
1847   Little William Nelman poisons his grandpa
1856   Arnhem-Oberhausen railway in Netherlands opens
1862   Amnesty proclaimed for escaped slaves of Suriname
1864   Lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday
1873   P T Barnum Hippodrome featuring "Greatest Show on Earth," opens (NYC)
1877   Franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres
1880   Amsterdam Free University opens
1883   Max Bruch's "Kol Nidre," 1st performed
1883   Treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile
1888   Chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ
1889   Gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin
1891   1st International 6 day bike race (NY MSG) begins
1898   NC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms
1899   Battle at Talana Hill Natal: British army vs Boers
1899   Columbia (US) beats Shamrock (England) in 11th America's Cup
1903   US wins disputed boundary between District of Alaska & Canada
1905   Great General Strike in Russia begins; lasts 11 days
1905   Russian tsar allows Polish people to speak Polish
1906   Dr Lee DeForest demonstrated his electrical vacuum tube (radio tube)
1908   King Leopold II sells Congo to Belgium
1910   1st appearance of cork centered baseball in World Series
1910   Soccer team KFC forms in Alkmaar
1911   Helen Hayes Theater (Folies Bergere) opens at 210 W 46th St NYC
1911   Roald Amundsen sets out on race to South Pole
1912   Cort Theater opens at 148 W 48th St NYC
1912   Hannes Kolehmainen runs world record marathon (2:29:39.2)
1918   Germans, aimed at an armistice, Germans agree to further concessions
1920   "1st Year" with Frank Craven premieres in NYC
1922   Kennelworth in Bronx renamed Dwight Place
1924   1st Negro League World Series: KC Monarchs shuts out Hilldales, 5-0
1926   Hurricane in Cuba, kills 600
1929   Bayshore Highway opens (SF)
1930   Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, premiers on NBC radio
1930   British White Paper restricts Jews from buying Arab land
1931   Frankie Frisch of the Cards named MVP
1932   Journalist, Robert Trout, joins CBS
1934   All-Star team led by Babe Ruth & Connie Mack sails to Hawaii & Japan
1934   Richard Strauss completes his opera "Die Schweigsame Frau"
1935   400,000 demonstrators against fascism in Madrid
1935   Anti-fascist People front forms in Brussels
1935   Hank Greenberg is named AL MVP by the BBWAA, Wes Ferrell is runner-up
1935   Mao Tse Tung & his Communist forces ended their "Long March" at Yan'an, in Shaanxi China
1936   Carl Hubbell, 26-6, edges out Dizzy Dean, 24-13, for MVP honors in NL
1936   Spanish govt moves to Barcelona
1939   "All the Things You Are" recorded by Tommy Dorsey Orch
1939   Pope Pius XII publishes his 1st encyclical Summi pontificatus
1940   Cheese rationed in Netherlands
1940   Greenhouse rationing begins in Netherlands
1941   Nazi occupiers murder 500 inhabitants of Kragujevac Serbia
1942   "Durham Manifesto" calls for fundamental changes in race relations
1944   30 blocks of Cleveland Oh burns after a liquid gas factory explodes
1944   Liquid-gas tanks in Cleveland explodes, 135 die, 3,600 homeless
1944   Revolution by workers & students in Guatemala
1944   Russian/Yugoslavian troops free Belgrade
1944   US 1st army wins battle of Aachen
1944   US 6th army lands on Leyte, Philippines
1944   US forces under Gen Douglas MacArthur return to Philippines
1945   Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Lawrence opens trial of Neurenberg
1946   Frank Seno returns kickoff 105 yd, Chicago Cards vs NY Giants
1947   HUAC opens hearings into alleged Communist influence in Hollywood
1947   Radio rights for the World Series sell for $475,000 for 3 years
1947   Robinson Jeffer's "Medea," premieres in NYC
1952   Emergency crisis proclaimed in Kenya
1953   WRAU (now WHOI) TV channel 19 in Peoria, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954   "Peter Pan" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 149 performances
1955   "No Time for Sergeants" opens on Broadway, starring Andy Griffith
1955   Harry Belafonte records "Day-O" (Banana Boat Song)
1955   Ira Levin's "No Time for Sergeants," premieres in NYC
1955   Yanks begin 16-game exhibition in Japan
1956   58ø F (15ø C), Esperanza Station, Antarctica (Antarctic record high)
1956   Hannes Lindemann begins journey across Atlantic in a 17' craft
1957   Karachi A (277-0d) beat Sind A by an innings w/o losing a wkt
1957   Walter Cronkite begins hosting weekly documentary
1959   Clark Griffith of Senators says team will not move the franchise
1959   WABG TV channel 6 in Greenwood-Greenville, MS (ABC) 1st broadcast
1960   1st fully mechanized post office opened, Providence, RI
1960   Ralph Houk, 41, replaces Casey Stengel as Yankee manager
1962   "Mr President" opens at St James Theater NYC for 265 performances
1962   Chinese army lands in India
1962   Musical, "Mr President," written by Irving Berlin, opens on Bdwy
1962   US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1963   Alec Douglas-Home forms British government
1963   France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1963   Jim Brown sets NFL single-season rushing record, 8,390 yds
1963   Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Hillside Golf Open
1963   S Africa begins trial of Nelson Mandela & 8 others on conspiracy
1963   WITV TV channel 7 in Charleston, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964   "Golden Boy" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 569 performances
1964   Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
1964   Riot at Rolling Stones show in Paris (150 arrested)
1965   19th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-2 at Montreal
1965   Beatles receive a gold record for "Yesterday"
1965   Mass arrests of communists in Indonesia
1967   7 men are convicted of civil rights violations in Meridan Miss
1967   All white fed jury convicts 7 in murder of 3 civil rights workers
1967   Charlie Finley names Bob Kennedy 1st manager of Oakland A's
1967   KMXN (now KJTV) TV channel 34 in Lubbock, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
1968   "Her 1st Roman" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 17 perfs
1968   Carol Mann wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
1968   Jacqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis
1968   Mamo Wolde wins 16th Olympic marathon (2:20:26.4)
1969   WKYH (now WYMT) TV channel 57 in Hazard, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
1970   American Norman Borlaug awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
1970   Zond 8 Launch (Moon Orbit & Return)
1971   "Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death" opens at Barrymore for 325 per
1971   West German Chancellor Willy Brandt is awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1972   Queen Juliana visits Yugoslavia
1973   Canadian actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Marcy Lafferty
1973   Mariette Hartley appears on Bob Newhart in "Have You Met Miss Dietz"
1973   OPEC oil embargo begins
1973   Pres Nixon proclaims Jim Thorpe greatest athelete of 1st « century
1973   Queen Elizabeth II opens Sydney Opera House
1973   Solicitor Gen Bork, AG Richardson & Deputy AG Ruckelshaus resigned
1973   The Family Station Inc buys shortwave Radio Station WNYW, changes calls to WYFR & moves station from NYC to Scituate Mass
1973   US president Nixon fires Watergate accuser Archibald Cox
1973   William Shatner marries Marcy Lafferty
1974   1st broadcast of "Derrick" on ZDF
1974   Bard's presentation of "Richard III" opens at Lincoln Center NYC
1975   Supreme Court rules teachers could spank their pupils after warning
1976   70 die as Norwegian tanker Frosta collides with George Prince
1976   NY Nets Julius "Dr J" Erving sold to Phila 76ers
1977   David Mamet's "Life in the Theater," premieres in NYC
1977   Hamilton Deane & John Balderstons "Dracula," premieres in NYC
1978   Paul Vanden Boeynants forms Belgium govt
1978   Police's 1st US concert (NY's CBGBs)
1978   US dollar devalued below Dutch Ÿ2
1979   Bob Dylan appears on SNL
1979   John F Kennedy Library dedicated in Boston
1979   John Tate beats Gerrie Coetze in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1981   1st NBA game at Meadowlands Arena, NJ Nets lose to NY Knicks 103-99
1981   3 members of Weather underground arrested for armored truck robbery
1981   Bomb attack on Antwerp Belgium synagogue, 1 dead, 80 injured
1982   Billy Martin fired as manager of Oakland A's
1982   Nobel prize for economy awarded to George Stigler
1982   Sri Lanka President Jayewardene re-elected
1982   St Louis Cards beat Mil Brewers, 4 games to 3 in 79th World Series
1983   IBM-PC DOS Version 2.1 released
1984   Cleveland Metroparks' Valley Parkway All Purpose Trails are completed
1984   Islander's Mike Bossy's 30th career hat trick-4 goals
1986   Tupolev-134 crashes in Southern Africa
1987   10 die as Air Force jet crashed into a Ramada Inn near Indianapolis
1987   Dow-Jones increases 102.27 pts/608,120,000 shares traded (record)
1987   Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz sentenced to 6 months in jail
1988   "Les Miserables," opens at Forrest Theatre, Phila
1988   Britain ends suspects right to remain silent in crackdown on IRA
1988   Dodgers win World Series, LA 1st to have both NBA & baseball champs as LA beats Oakland A's, 4 games to 1 in 85th World Series
1988   Gastineau sacks Jets, retires from football "for personal reasons"
1988   LA Dodgers beat Oakland A's in World Series 4 games to 1
1988   Man armed with explosives blows self up in 125 St subway station (NYC)
1988   Reggie Rogers, Det Lion's # 1 pick, kills 3 by driving intoxicated
1989   Pakistan win Sharjah Trophy over India & WI on round-robin
1989   US Senate impeaches US District Judge Alcee L Hastings
1990   3 members of 2 Live Crew acquitted on obsenity charges in Florida
1990   Antiwar protest marches begin in 20 US cities (US-Iraq)
1990   Cincinnati Reds sweep Oakland A's in 86th World Series
1991   "Andre Heller's Wonderhouse" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 9 perfs
1991   6.1-7.1 earthquake in Uttar Kashi, India, about 670 die
1991   Actress Lisa Hartman weds country singer Clint Black
1991   Formal opening ceremony of Intl One Mind Zen center in Crestone, Colo
1992   1st World Series game outside of US - Toronto beats Atlanta
1992   David Houghton gets Zimbabwe's 1st Test ton (121 v India, debut)
1992   Mr Johnson surrenders Monrovia Liberia & is exiled to Nigeria
1993   Highest scoring World Series game Blue Jays 15, Phillies 14 in 4h14m
1995   Sri Lanka beat West Indies to win Sharjah Champions Trophy final
1995   STS 73 (Columbia 18), launches into orbit
1996   "Summer & Smoke" closes at Criterion Theater NYC
1996   Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Samsung World Championship of Women's Golf
1996   Braves Andruw Jones is youngest player to homer in World Series
1996   Samsung World Championship of Women's Golf
1996   Wasim Akram & Saqlain Mushtaq gets cricket Test record 313 for 8th wkt
1996   Wasim Akram scores cricket 257 v Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura, 12 sixes
1997   Richard Gnida, Limo driver in Detroit Red Wings crash, pleads guilty
1997   US accuses Microsoft of violating pact forcing IE browser on computers

BIRTHS
1435   Andrea Della Robbia, Florence, sculptor, nephew of Luca
1475   Giovanni Rucellai, Italian poet (Le Api)
1496   Claude de Lutherans, duke of Guise
1632   Christopher Wren, England, astronomer/great architect
1637   Nicolaas van der Veken, Flemish sculptor (confessional chairs)
1679   Samuel von Cocceji, German lawyer
1719   Gottfried Achenwall, German lawyer/statistician/economist
1740   Belle van Zuylen, Neth/Swiss writer (Three Women)
1751   Hendrik van Stralen, Dutch MP/secretary of Interior
1759   Marie Jean H‚rault de S‚chelles, French author/politician
1780   M Pauline Bonaparte, Corsican duchess of Parma/Guastalla
1784   Lord Henry JT Palmerston, English minister of Foreign affairs
1788   Philip Knapton, composer
1792   Anton Bernhard Furstenau, composer
1792   Colin Campbell/Lord Clyde, British officer (Sepoy-uprising)
1808   Karl [Theodor] Andree, German geographer/journalist (Globus)
1812   Austin Flint, 19th century heart research pioneer
1819   Daniel Edgar Sickles, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1914
1819   Karol Mikuli, composer
1819   Mirza Ali Mohammad, [The B b], forerunner of Bah 'u'll h
1820   Benjamin Franklin Cheatham, Major General (Confederate Army)
1820   George Jerrison Stannard, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1822   Mansfield Lovell, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1884
1823   Thomas Hughes, England, author (Tom Brown's School Days)
1843   Victor de Stuers, Dutch art connoisseur
1854   Alphonse Allais, French author/humorist (Pass the Bile)
1854   Arthur Rimbaud, France, poet/adventurer (Illuminations)
1859   G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England)
1859   John Dewey, philosopher, educational theorist/writer (Learn by doing)
1871   Frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage)
1871   Paul Val‚ry, writer
1874   Charles Edward Ives, Danbury Ct, composer (Holiday Quick Step)
1874   Viscount Palmerston, (Whig) British PM (1855-65)
1877   Josephine McGill, composer
1882   Bela Lugosi, Hungary, actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space)
1884   Thomas Chalmers, NYC, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage)
1887   Addison Richards, Zanesville OH, actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees)
1887   John Warburton, Huddersfield England, actor (Saratoga Trunk)
1889   Margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races)
1891   James Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron)
1891   Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya opposition leader/1st premier (1963-78)
1893   Charlie Chase, US actor/director (Sons of Desert)
1895   Rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments)
1896   Nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)
1897   Jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses)
1899   Evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand)
1899   Marnix Gijsen, [baron Jan-Albert Goris], Flemish writer (Grote God Pan
1900   Heinrich Himmler, head of Gestapo [see oct 7]
1900   Rodolfo Halffter, composer
1900   Wayne Morse, (Sen-R/D-Ore)
1901   Hans-Otto Borgmann, composer
1903   John Lodge, Washington DC, actor (Witchmaker)
1904   Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)
1905   Frederic Dannay, « of Ellery Queen & Barnaby Ross (Cat of Many Tales)
1908   Arlene Francis, [Kazanjian], Boston, radio/TV host (What's My Line?)
1909   Monique Hare, French pianist
1911   Will Rogers Jr, NY, actor (Down to Earth)
1913   Angelo Ephrikian, composer
1913   Bao Dai, emperor of Annam/Indochina/head of South Vietnam (1949-55)
1913   Barney Phillips, St Louis Mo, actor (Dragnet, Felony Squad)
1913   Grandpa [Louis M] Jones, Niagra KY, country musician (Hee-Haw)
1914   Fayard Nicholas, US, actor (Big Broadcast of 1936)
1915   Giora Schuster, composer
1917   Efrain Jonckheer, premier Dutch Antilles
1917   Jean-Pierre Melville, Paris France, director (A Cop)
1917   Ken Cranston, cricketer (England all-rounder captained once in 1948)
1918   Anton Diffring, Koblenz Germany, actor (Assignment Vienna)
1921   Hans Warren, Dutch writer/poet/critic (Secret Diary)
1921   Pierre Laporte, Canada, journalist/statesman (Revolution Script)
1922   John Anderson, Clayton Ill, actor (Virgil-Legend of Wyatt Earp)
1923   Herschel Bernardi, actor (Arnie, Voice of Charlie the Tuna, Front)
1923   Joe Minogue, journalist
1923   Robert Craft, Kingston, NY, conductor, Stravinsky-follower
1924   Kenneth WIlliam Gatland, aerospace scientist
1924   Stanley Eric Francis Booth-Clibborn, bishop (Manchester)
1925   Art Buchwald, Mt Vernon NY, columnist/author (Have I Ever Lied to You)
1925   Herman Roelstraete, composer
1926   Ursula Happe, Germany, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1956)
1927   Oskar Pastior, writer
1928   Joyce Brothers, NYC, pop psychologist ($64,000 Question, Naked Gun)
1931   Ken Morrison, English supermarket maginate/multi-millionaire
1931   Mickey Mantle, NY Yankee, home run slugger (1956 Triple Crown)
1932   Roosevelt Brown, Virginia, NFL hall of fame tackle (NY Giants)
1932   William Christopher, Evanstown Ill, actor (Father Mulcahy-M*A*S*H)
1934   Eddie Harris, saxophonist/composer
1934   Martin Landau, actor (Mission Impossible, Space 1999, Ed Wood)
1934   Michael Dunn, Shattuck OK, actor (House of the Damned, Ship of Fools)
1934   Michiko, empress of Japan
1934   Timothy West, Yorkshire England, actor (Masada)
1935   Jerry Ohrbach, Bronx NY, actor (Law & Order, Dirty Dancing)
1936   Larry Mowry, San Diego CA, PGA golfer (1987 Crestar Pepsi Senior)
1937   Juan Marichal, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher (SF Giants)
1937   Wanda Jackson, Maud Okla, country singer (Let's Have a Party)
1939   Jay Siegel, Bkln, rock bassist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight)
1939   Raymond Jones, rocker
1941   Bob Panasik, Windsor Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1986 Canadian TPC)
1942   Earl Hindman, Bisbee AZ, actor (Wilson-Home Improvement)
1944   William Hugh Albright, composer
1945   Ric Lee, rock drummer (Ten Years After-Cannock, Staffs)
1945   Thomas Pasatieri, composer
1946   Anne Murray, Springhill Nova Scotia, country singer (Snowbird)
1946   Connie Chung, Washington DC, news ancher (NBC, CBS)
1946   Elfriede Jelinek, writer
1948   Andrei Suraikin, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1972)
1948   Robert A Borski, (Rep-D-PA, 1983- )
1949   Valery Borzov, USSR, 100m/200m dash (Olympic-gold-1972)
1949   Wayne Collett, US, 400m runner (Olympic-silver-1972)
1950   Isaac Curtis, NFL wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals)
1950   Tom Petty, classic rock singer (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
1951   Al Greenwood, keyboardist (Foreigner-Feels Like the First Time)
1952   Dave Collins, baseball player
1952   Dave McLelland, NHLer
1952   Melanie Mayron, Phila, actress (30 Something, Car Wash, Missing)
1952   Mikhail Georgiyevich Potapov, Russian cosmonaut
1953   Keith Hernandez, SF Calif, 1st baseman (St Louis Cards, NY Mets)
1953   Tom Petty, Gainesville Fla, vocalist (Heartbreakers-Refugee)
1954   Suru Nayak, cricketer (two Tests for India v England 1982)
1955   Robert ten Brink, Dutch TV host/cabaret artist
1957   Chris Cowdrey, cricketer (son of Colin, captain of England 1988)
1958   Dave Krieg, NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals, Tennessee Oilers)
1958   Eric Scott, Hollywood Calif, actor (Ben-Waltons)
1958   Ivo Pogorelich, Belgrade Yugoslavia, pianist (1978 Casagrande winner)
1958   Mark King, bass/vocalist (Level 42-Standing in the Light, Love Games)
1958   Ricky Byrd, rocker (Joan Jett & Blackhearts)
1959   Janice McCaffrey, Etobicoke Ontario, 10k walker (Olympics-25-92, 96)
1959   Razor Ramon, [Scott Hall], wrestler (WWF/WCW/NWA/Florida/AWA/KC)
1962   Ray Childress, NFL defensive tackle/defensive end (Houston Oilers)
1962   Steven R "Randy" Jackson, US percussionist/singer (Enjoy Yourself)
1963   Julie Payette, Montreal Quebec, astronaut
1963   Navjot Singh Sidhu, cricketer (Indian opening batsman)
1963   Nelis G”bel, pop guitarist (Burma Shave-Hippies)
1965   Amos Mansdorf, lsrael, tennis star
1965   Chad Hennings, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
1965   M Shtalenkov, Moscow Rus, NHL goalie (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1965   Mikhail Shtalenkov, Moscow Russia, NHL goalie (Team Russia, Anaheim)
1966   Allan Donald, cricketer (great South African fast bowler)
1966   Erin Deiters, Green Bay Wis, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1994)
1966   Fred Coury, Johnston NY, rocker (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
1967   Harvey Pulliam, SF CA, outfielder (Colorado Rockies)
1967   Susan Tulley, British actress (Michelle-EastEnders)
1968   Raymond Biggs, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
1969   Chantel Tremitiere, WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs)
1969   Guillermo Perez-Roldan, Argentina, tennis star
1969   Herman Moore, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
1969   Juan Gonzalez, Vega Baja Puerto Rico, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
1970   Greg Primus, NFL wide receiver (Chic Bears)
1970   Ralph Dawkins, WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
1970   Sander Boschke, soccer player (FC Twente)
1970   Shane George, cricketer (S Australian fast bowler, Shield debut at 17)
1970   Tiffany, [Renee Darwisch], rocker (I Think We're Alone Now)
1971   Dannii Minogue, Melbourne Australia, singer, sister of Kylie Minogue
1971   Eddie Jones, NBA guard/forward (LA Lakers)
1971   Kimberly Po, LA Calif, tennis star (1991 Futures-Evansville IN)
1971   Snoop Doggy Dogg, [Calvin Broadus], rap singer
1972   Dexter Coakley, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
1972   Oleg Fediukov, Moscow Russia, dance skater (& Debbie Koegel)
1973   Scott Goodman, Hobart Tasmania Aus, 200m butterfly swimmer (Oly-br-96)
1974   Ayelet Ohayon, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Oly-1996)
1974   Jerald Honeycutt, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
1976   Reidel Anthony, wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

DEATHS
460   Eudocia Aelia Athenais, empress Oostromeinse Rich/poetess, dies
1139   Henry X the Trotse, duke of Bayern (1126-38), dies
1187   Urbanus III, [Umberto Crivelli], Italian Pope (1185-87), dies
1268   Conrad Hohenstaufen, [Conrad van Zwaben], son of Conrad IV, dies
1268   Konradijn Hohenstaufen, son of Koenraad IV, beheaded in Naples
1274   Engelbert II of Falkenburg, archbishop of Cologne, dies
1438   Jacopo di Piero della Quercia, Italian sculptor, dies at about 64
1525   Joannes Custos, S Neth humanist, dies at about 50
1676   Christopher Gibbons, composer, dies at 61
1740   Karl VI, German emperor (1711-40), dies
1765   William August duke of Cumberland, Engl supreme commander, dies at 44
1794   James Adam, System architect (essays on agriculture), dies at about 64
1819   Lambert-Fran‡ois Godecharle, composer, dies at 66
1864   Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Confederate gen-major, dies at 27
1870   Michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62
1871   Charles Babbage, English mathematician (calculator), dies at 78
1876   Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 68
1882   Olegario V¡ctor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41
1899   Robert H "Bobby" Gunning, Brit colonel (60th Rifles), dies in battle
1900   Charles Dudley Warner, US writer (As We Go), dies at 70
1904   Henry Hiles, composer, dies at 77
1906   William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants), dies at 67
1913   Leander Schlegel, composer, dies at 69
1920   Max Bruch, German composer (Kol Nidre), dies at 82
1927   Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ivanov, composer, dies at 78
1929   Rudolf Kittel, German theologist, dies at 76
1931   Emanuel Moor, composer, dies at 68
1941   Ken Farnes (WWII) 15 Tests for England, cricketer (60 wickets), dies
1942   May Robson, actress (Star is Born, Reckless), dies at 84
1944   Gabriel Groulez, composer, dies at 65
1950   Henry Lewsis Stimson, US minister of War/gov-gen, dies
1952   Basil Radford, actor (Whisky Galore, Dead of Night), dies at 55
1954   Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40), dies at 51
1955   Eino Roiha, composer, dies at 51
1959   Werner Krauss, actor (Joyless Street), dies at 75
1964   Herbert Hoover, 31st president of US (1929-33), dies in NY at 90
1964   Miles WL Killearn of Killearn, baron/diplomat (Egypt), dies at 84
1968   Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux, TV preacher, dies at 84
1970   Patrick Wymark, actor (Skull, Tomb of Ligeia), dies at 44
1972   Harlow Shapley, astronomer (Sun's position in galaxy), dies at 86
1977   Cassie Gaines, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 28
1983   Merle Travis, country singer, dies at 75
1986   Samora Machel, president of Mozambique, dies in air crash at 53
1989   Anthony Quayle, actor (Moses, Operation Crossbow), dies at 76
1990   Joel McCrea, actor (Ramrod), dies of pulmonary complications at 84
1992   Orton Chirwa, Malawi's lawyer/Justice minister, dies in captivity
1993   James Leo Herlihy, novelist (Midnight Cowboy), dies at 66
1993   Maurice Dolbier, US actor/writer (Nowhere near Everest), dies at 81
1994   Burt Lancaster, actor (Elmer Gantry), dies of heart attack at 80
1994   Charles Robert Owen Medley, dancer/Choreographer, dies at 88
1994   Eberhard Feik, German actor (Tatort), dies at 50
1994   Ivan Svitak, philosopher, dies at 69
1994   Sergei F Bondartsjoek, actor/director (Waterloo), dies at 74
1995   Bernadette Hingley, priest, dies at 47
1995   Christopher Stone, actor (Dave-Dallas, Interns), dies at 53
1995   Jack Rose, screenwriter, dies at 83
1995   Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer, dies at 65
1996   Alfred William Bill Bedford, test Pilot, dies at 75
1996   Mary Tuck, social researcher/civil servant, dies at 68

   
 
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