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Births   Deaths   Events
804   Liudger becomes 1st bishop of Mnster
988   Boudouin IV with the Beard becomes earl of Flanders
1282   Furious inhabitants of Palermo attack French occupation force
1422   Ketsugan, Zen teacher, performs exorcisms to free aizoji temple
1456   Prince Louis of Bourbon elected bishop of Liege
1474   Duke Sigismund van Tirol ends contacts with Switzerland
1492   King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella sign decree expelling Jews from Spain
1533   Henry VIII divorces his 1st wife, Catherine of Aragon
1533   Thomas Cranmer becomes archbishop of Canterbury
1603   Battle at Mellifont: English army under Lord Mountjoy beats Irish
1778   Playwright Voltaire crowned with laurel wreath
1814   Britain & allies march into Paris after defeating Napoleon
1822   Congress combined East & West Florida into Florida Territory
1842   Ether was used as an anaesthetic for 1st time by Dr Crawford Long (Ga)
1856   Russia signs Peace of Paris, ending the Crimean War
1858   Pencil with attached eraser patented (Hyman L Lipman of Phila)
1863   Danish prince Wilhelm Georg of Sleesw˜k-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glcksburg chosen as king George of Greece
1864   Skirmish at Mount Elba, Arkansas
1865   -4] Battle at 5 Forks Virginia
1866   Bedrich Smetana's "Verkaufte Braut" (Sold Bride), premieres
1867   US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2› an acre-Seward's Folly)
1870   15th Amendment passes, guarantees right to vote regardless of race
1870   Texas becomes last confederate state readmitted to Union
1889   John T Reid opens 1st US golf course (Yonkers, NY)
1893   Thomas F Bayard becomes 1st US ambassador in Great Britain
1895   British inventor Birt Acres films Oxford-Cambridge
1900   Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Compulsory education law
1909   Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan & Queens
1911   L”tschberg tunnel in Switzerland (13,735 m) completed
1912   French protectorate in Morocco established
1916   Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (NHA) beat Portland Rosebuds (PCHA), 3 games to 2
1918   Stanley Cup: Toronto Arenas (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2
1919   Belgian Army occupies Dsseldorf
1919   Gandhi announces resistance against Rowlatt Act
1919   Paul Claudel's "Tˆte d'Or," premieres in Paris
1922   KGY-AM in Olympia WA begins radio transmissions
1922   WWL-AM in New Orleans LA begins radio transmissions
1923   Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, formed at Howard U in 1920, incorporates
1925   Stalin supports rights of non-Serbian Yugoslavians
1925   Stanley Cup: Vict Cougars (WCHL) beat Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1
1930   Babberich-H soccer team forms
1932   Amelia Earhart is 1st woman to fly solo cross the Atlantic
1935   Newfoundland changes time to 3« hrs W of Greenwich, repeats 44 sec
1940   2nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana U beats Kansas 60-42
1941   German counter offensive in North-Africa
1942   1st RSHA-transport from France arrives in camp Birkenau
1942   SS murders 200 inmates of Trawniki labor camp
1943   5th NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: U of Wyoming beat Georgetown 46-34
1943   British 1st army recaptures Sejenane
1943   Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!," premieres in NYC
1944   781 British bombers attack Neurenberg
1945   289 anti-fascists murdered by nazis in Rombergpark Dortmund
1945   USSR invades Austria during WW II
1946   "St Louis Woman" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 113 performances
1946   Australia beats NZ in cricket at 3 30pm on 2nd day
1946   Last Test Cricket appearance of Bill O'Reilly (5-14 & 3-19)
1950   Phototransistor invention announced, Murray Hill, NJ
1952   6th Tony Awards: Fourposter & King & I win
1952   Patty Berg wins LPGA New Orleans Women's Golf Open
1953   Einstein announces revised unified field theory
1954   Test Cricket debut of Garry Sobers v England at Kingston
1955   27th Academy Awards - "On the Waterfront," Brando & Grace Kelly win
1956   USSR performs nuclear test
1957   1st performance of Walter Piston's 4th Symphony
1959   WNED TV channel 17 in Buffalo, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961   NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 169,600' (51,690 m)
1963   France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1964   Astronaut John Glenn withdraws from Ohio senate race
1966   Barbra Streisand stars on "Color Me Barbra" special on CBS
1967   Cover picture of Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's" is photographed
1968   General Ludvik Svoboda elected president of Czechoslovakia
1969   Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Port Malabar Golf Invitational
1970   "Applause" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 900 performances
1970   Miles Davis Bitches Brew released
1970   Soap opera "Somerset" premieres
1970   Strouse, Adams, Comden & Green's musical "Applause," premieres in NYC
1970   USSR wins its 8th straight world hockey championship
1972   "Funny Thing Happened..." opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 156 perfs
1972   North Vietnamese troops enter South Vietnam
1972   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973   Ellsworth Bunker resigns as US ambassador to South Vietnam
1975   Ron Lalonde scores the 1st hat trick by a Washington Capital
1976   Israel kills 6 Palestinians protesting land confiscation
1978   "History of the American Film" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 21 perfs
1980   Mark Medoff's "Children of a Lesser God," premieres in NYC
1980   Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1981   43rd NCAA Men's Basketball Champ: Indiana beats North Carolina 63-50
1981   Pres Reagan shot & wounded by John W Hinckley III
1982   3rd space shuttle mission-Columbia 3 lands at White Sands, NM
1982   John Pielmeier's "Agnes of God," premieres in NYC
1983   Ray Cooney's "Run for your Wives," premieres in London
1983   USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1984   US ends participation in multinational Lebanon peace force [0126?]
1986   "Tango Argentino" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 198 perfs
1986   5th NCAA Women Basketball Championship: Texas beats Southern Cal 97-81
1987   59th Academy Awards - "Platoon," Paul Newman & Marlee Matlin win
1987   Vincent van Goghs "Sunflowers" sells for record œ22.5M ($39.7 million)
1988   2nd Soul Train Music Awards
1988   Tamil Nadu beat Railways by inns & 144 to win Ranji Trophy
1990   Jack Nicklaus made his debut in the "Seniors" golf tournament
1991   "Speed of Darkness" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 36 perfs
1991   1st exhibition baseball games at Joe Robbie Stadium (Yanks-Orioles)
1991   Last issue of Dutch Newspaper "Vr˜e Folk" (Free People)
1991   Northern Michigan wins its 1st NCAA hockey title
1991   PBA National Championship Won by Mike Miller [3/30?]
1991   William Kennedy Smith allegedly rapes a woman (found not guilty)
1992   64th Academy Awards - "Silence of Lamb," A Hopkins & Jodie Foster win
1992   CBS TV premieres overnight news program "Up To The Minute"
1992   Man accidentally backs in A's Jose Canseco's $225,000 Lamborghini
1992   P J Patterson, resigns as 6th PM of Jamaica
1992   WNSR-FM (105.1) changes callsign to WMXV-FM (NYC)
1993   "Redwood Curtain" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 40 perfs
1993   French govt of Balladur forms
1993   Jamaican premier Percival Patterson wins parliamentary election
1993   Lanford Wilson's "Redwood Curtain," premieres in NYC
1993   New South Wales beat Qld by eight wkts to win Sheffield Shield
1993   Punjab beat Maharashtra by 120 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
1994   ABC Masters Tournament won by Hobo Boothe
1994   Bombay beat Bengal by 8 wickets to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
1994   England Cricket all out for 46 at Port-of-Spain
1995   "Arcadia" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 204 performances
1996   Lara hits 146 cricket not out in ODI vs NZ at Port-Of-Spain
1996   NY Mets beats NY Yankees 5-3 in an exhibition game
1996   Prince Edward & girl-friend Sophie visited Graystoke Castle
1997   16th NCAA Women's Basketball Champion: Tenn beats Old Dominion 68-59
1997   26th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King
1997   Southwestern Bell Dominion Senior Golf
1997   Steve Elkington wins Golf's Players Championship
1998   60th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at Alamodome San Antonio

1135   Maimonides, [Moses Ben Maimon], C•rodoba Spain, philosopher/physician
1222   Nichiren, Japan, Buddhist priest/saint
1432   Mehmed II [Fƒtih], Sultan of Turkey (1451-81)
1672   Peter I "the Great" Romanov, great tsar of Russia (1682-1725)
1674   Jethro Tull, agricultural writer (Basildon), baptised
1681   Pieter Snyers, Flemish painter/engraver
1687   Johann Balthasar Freisslich, composer
1697   John-Baptist Xavery, Flemish sculptor
1719   John Hawkins, England, wrote 1st history of music
1727   Tommaso MFS Traetta, Ital's opera composer/band leader (Farnace)
1746   Francisco Jose de Goya, Fuendetodos Spain, painter/etcher (Naked Maja)
1750   John Stafford Smith, composer
1772   Johann Wilhelm Wilms, composer
1790   Joseph Smith, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1877
1804   Salomon Sulzer, composer
1805   Adrien de La Fage, composer
1811   Angelo Catelani, Italian composer/conductor
1815   Wincenty Studzinski, composer
1823   Joseph Farmer Knipe, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1901
1824   Innis Newton Palmer, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1825   Samuel Bell Maxey, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1895
1830   Auguste Tolbecque, composer
1830   Julius F A Bahnsen, German philosopher
1835   Bernhard Scholz, composer
1836   Karl Freiherr von Stumm-Halberg, German industrialist/politician
1842   Dr Crawford Long, 1st physician to use ether as anesthetic
1842   John Fiske, [Edmund Fisk Green], US historian/philosopher
1844   Paul M Verlaine, France, lyric poet (Sagesse Bonbeur)
1853   Vincent van Gogh, Zundert Neth, artist who always lent an ear (Irises)
1864   Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist/politician
1865   Heinrich Rubens, German physicist
1872   Sergey Nikiforovich Vasilenko, composer
1876   Clifford Whittingham Beers, US, mental hygiene pioneer
1880   Sean O'Casey, Ireland, playwright (Playboy of the Western World)
1882   Melanie Klein, Austrian/British psycho analysis
1883   Jo Davidson, US, sculptor (Woodrow Wilson, Walt Whitman)
1886   Stanislaw Lesniewski, Poland, logician/mathematician
1887   Albert P Termote, Flemish/Dutch sculptor (Charles the Great)
1888   Anna Q Nilsson, Sweden, actress (Shenandoah, Uncle Tom's Cabin)
1891   Jan B Cammans, Flemish actor (Brothers Karamazov)
1892   Erwin Panofsky, German/US art historian
1894   Sergei Ilyushin, Russian airplane builder (Ilyushin)
1895   Jean Giono, French writer (World Chant)
1898   Heinz Risse, writer
1898   Joyce Carey, English actress (Black Windmill)
1899   Irving Thalberg, US producer (MGM)
1903   Countee Cullen, US poet (Color, Ballad of the Brown Girl)
1903   Sol C Siegel, US, producer (High Society, Gentlemen prefer blondes)
1904   Akarova, [Marguerite Acarin], Belgian dancer (Les Biches)
1905   Mikio Oda, Japan, triple jumper (Olympic-gold-1928)
1908   Camille Schmit, composer
1908   Kurt Bruggemann, composer
1908   Leslie O'Brien "Chuck" Fleetwood-Smith, Chinese cricket bowler
1909   Ernst Gombrich, OM/FBA/director (Warburg Institute)
1911   Dennis Gomm, musician
1912   Andrew Rodger Waterson, scholar/naturalist
1912   Jack Cowie, cricketer (successful NZ fast bowler either side of WWII)
1913   Frankie Laine, Chicago Ill, actor (Frankie Laine Show, Rawhide)
1913   Gottfried Reinhardt, theatre producer
1913   Richard Helms, CIA head (1966-73)
1914   Sonny Boy Williamson, [John Lee], blues musician (Down & Out Blues)
1917   Els Aarne, composer
1917   Herbert Anderson, actor (Henry-Dennis The Menace)
1917   Rudolf Bruci, composer
1918   John Gray, FRS/marine biologist
1918   Joseph Allen Jr, Boston MA, actor (Death of a Champion)
1919   McGeorge Bundy, Boston, national security adviser (JFK)
1919   Ramsay Ames, actress (G-Men Never Forget, Ali Baba & 40 Thieves)
1920   Turhan Bey, Vienna Austria, actor (Dragon Seed, Ali Baba & 40 Thieves)
1921   Countess of Sutherland, English great land owner/multi-millionaire
1921   Kan Ishii, composer
1921   Oto Ferenczy, composer
1922   German Germanovich Galinin, composer
1922   J F Coates, naval architect
1922   Peter Jona Korn, composer
1923   Herbert Asmodi, writer
1924   Milko Kelemen, composer
1925   Ivo Malek, composer
1925   John Wells, MP
1926   John Heddle Nash, singer
1926   Lord Rayner
1926   Ray McAnally, Ireland, actor (My Left Foot, Empire State, Sicilian)
1926   Werner Torkanowsky, Berlin Germany, conductor (New Orleans Symph)
1927   Lord Armstrong of Ilminster
1927   Peter Marshall, Huntington WV, TV game show host (Hollywood Squares)
1927   Wally Grout, cricketer (great Aussie wicket-keeper)
1928   Diether de la Motte, composer
1928   Richard Trant, Brit general
1928   Tom Sharpe, English historian/author (Riotous Assembly, Want)
1929   Richard Dysart, Brighton Mass, actor (Leland MacKenzie-LA Law)
1929   Shirley Stoler, Brooklyn NY, actress (Frankenhooker, 7 Beauties)
1930   Browne-Wilkinson, lord
1930   David Staple, joint pres (Council of Churches for Brit & Ireland)
1930   John Astin, Balt Md, actor (I'm Dickens He's Fenster, Addams Family)
1930   Rolf Harris, Australian/British cartoonist
1931   Aleksey Vasilyevich Sorokin, Russian cosmonaut
1931   Harold Burrage, US singer/pianist (Hi Yo Silver)
1931   Sandor Szokolay, composer
1932   A J Zuckerman, Dean (Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine)
1933   Jean-Claude Brialy, Aumale Algeria, actor (Circle of Love, Cousins)
1934   Lord Tanlaw
1935   Alan Jackson, CEO (BTR)
1935   Gordon Mumma, composer
1935   John Charles Eaton, composer
1936   Mark Burns, British director (Juggernaut)
1936   Richard Baker, Santa Fe NM, Zen teacher (Dharma Sangha)
1937   J S Jennings, CEO (Shell Transport & Trading Co)
1937   Jay W Macintosh, Gainesville Ga, actress (Sons & Daughters)
1937   Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth
1937   Warren Beatty, Richmond Va, actor (Bonnie & Clyde,Shampoo, Dick Tracy)
1938   Martin Dunne, Lord-Lt (Warwickshire)
1940   Astrud Gilberto, Brazil, singer (Girl From Ipanema)
1940   Jerry Lucas, Middletown OH, NBA center (Oly-gold-60, NY Knicks)
1940   Norman Gifford, cricketer (respected England slow left-armer 1964-73)
1941   Brendan O'Friel, CEO (Prison Governors Assn)
1941   Robert C Smith, (Rep-R-NH, 1985- )
1941   Ron Johnston, Vice-Chancellor (Essex U)
1941   Sven Hamrin, Sweden, road race cycler (Olympic-bronze-1964)
1942   George Esson, Chief Constable (Dumfries & Galloway)
1942   Graeme Edge, England, rock drummer (Moody Blues-Your Wildest Dreams)
1943   Bob Blewett, cricketer (father of Greg South Aust batsman 1975-79)
1944   Gerrit Komrij, Dutch poet/essayist (Happy Schizo)
1945   Eric Clapton, Ripley England, singer/guitarist (Tears in Heaven)
1948   Dave Ball, rocker (Procul Harum)
1948   Jim Dandy Mangrum, vocalist (Black Oak Arkansas-Jim Dandy)
1948   Justin Deas, Penn, actor (Dream Lover, Montana, Intimate Strangers)
1948   M A King, FBA, economist
1948   Nigel Jones, British MP
1949   Leslie Joan Corn, theatre producer/director/writer
1949   Sue Cook, British broadcaster
1950   Dave McCurdy, (Rep-D-OK, 1981- )
1950   Eugene Bowen, composer (Wonder's Edge)
1950   Rupert Greenall, rock keyboardist (Fixx)
1951   John Gosden, racehorse trainer
1955   Randy Wanwarmer, Denver, vocalist (Just When I Needed You Most)
1957   Elena V Kondakova, Moscow Russia, cosmonaut (STS 84)
1957   Paul Reiser, NYC, actor (My 2 Dads, Diner, Aliens, Mad About You)
1957   Yelena Vladimirovna Kondakova, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM 20, STS 84)
1958   Joseph Paul Sindelar, Ft Knox KY, PGA golfer (BC Open-1985, 87)
1959   Daniel Seifried, Kitchener Ont, Canadia Tour golfer (1981 Thunder Bay)
1960   William D Johnson, US alpine skier
1962   M C Hammer, [Stanley Kirk Burrell], Oakland Ca, rapper (Hammer Time)
1963   Jenny Lidback, Lima Peru, LPGA golfer (1995 du Maurier Ltd Classic)
1963   Lomas Brown, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals)
1964   Corey Millen, Cloquet, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
1964   Dave Ellett, Cleveland, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
1964   Tracy Chapman, US singer/songwriter (Freedom Now, I Got a Fast Car)
1965   Karel Novacek, Prostejov Czech, tennis star (1994 Hilversum)
1965   Piers Morgan, editor (Daily Mirror)
1967   Ian Ziering, West Orange NJ, actor (Steve Sanders-Beverly Hills 90210)
1967   Julie Richardson, Auckland NZ, tennis star (1992 Futures-Canberra)
1968   Celine Dion, Quebec Canada, singer (I'm Your Woman)
1968   Donna D'Errico, Dothan AL, playmate (Sep, 1995)
1969   Marco Foddis, pop drummer (Pestilence)
1969   Mark Astley, Calgary, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
1970   George Coghill, WLAF safety (Scottish Claymores)
1970   Mark Consuelos, Zaragosa Spain, actor (Mateo Santos-All My Children)
1970   Secreteriat, race horse, triple crown (1973)
1970   Shane Bertsch, Denver CO, Nike golfer (1994 Permina Basin Open-14th)
1971   Mari Holden, Milwaukee Wisc, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1972   Brenden Stai, NFL guard (Pitts Steelers)
1972   Matt Joyce, NFL/WLAF guard/tackle (Cardinals, Seahawks, Claymores)
1972   Peggy Zlotkowski, Miss France-Universe (1989)
1973   Caroline Ramagos, Miss Mississippi USA (1996)
1973   Kareem Streete-Thompson, Ithaca NY, 100m/long jumper
1973   Melinda Penn, Miss British virgin islands Universe (1997)
1973   Rodney Thomas, running back (Tennessee Oilers)
1973   [Kirk] Kareem Streete-Thompson, Ithaca NY, long jumper
1974   Martin Love, cricketer (high scoring Queensland batsman, Aust 1995)
1976   Chris Canty, cornerback (New England Patriots)
1976   Toby Gowin, punter (Dallas Cowboys)
1978   Wendy Christina Roberts, Miss South Carolina Teen USA (1996)
1980   Liriel Higa, LA Calif, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)
1983   ?, California condor chick, SD Calif, 1st born in captivity hatches

988   Arnulf II, count of Flanders (965-988), dies
1202   Joachim Van Fiore, Italian religious founder (Joachimism), dies
1547   Fran‡ois I of Valois-Angoulˆme, King of France (1515-47), dies at 52
1707   S‚bastien le Prestre Vauban, French fortress architect, dies at 73
1757   Johann Wenzel Anton Stamitz, composer, dies at 39
1764   Pietro Antonio Locatelli, Italian violinist/composer, dies at 68
1840   George (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies
1864   Louis Alexander Balthasar Schindelmeisser, composer, dies 52
1871   W F A A Louisa/Lovisa, queen of Sweden/Norway, dies at 42
1872   Nicolaos Mantzaros, composer, dies at 76
1873   Benedict Augustin Morel, psychologist (dementia praecox), dies at 63
1875   Marie Moke Pleyel, composer, dies at 63
1879   David van der Kellen, Dutch coin engraver, dies at 74
1879   Thomas Couture, French painter/author, dies at 63
1884   Hans Hampel, composer, dies at 61
1906   Betsy Perk, [Christina E], journalist/writer/feminist, dies at 73
1910   Jean Mor‚as, [Y Papadiamantopoulos], Greek/French poet, dies at 53
1912   Karl May, German writer (Winnetou/Kara Ben Nemsi), dies at 70
1925   Rudolf Steiner, Austrian philosopher (anthroposophy), dies at 64
1926   Feliks E Dzerzjinski, Lithuanian organizer (KGB), dies at 48
1935   Romanos Hovakimi Melik'yan, composer, dies at 51
1942   Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson premier Valois), dies at 81
1945   Karel Moor, composer, dies at 71
1946   John S S P V Gort, viscount of Limerick/Hamsterley, dies at 59
1948   Mahatma Gandhi, assassinated in New Delhi
1949   Dattaram Dharmaji Hindlekar, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
1949   Friedrich C R Bergius, chemist (brown coal, Nobel 1931), dies at 64
1950   L‚on Blum, French premier (People's Front Govt), dies at 77
1953   Roderich Mojsisovics-Mojsvar, composer, dies at 75
1955   Harl McDonald, US composer (Santa F‚ Trail), dies at 55
1960   Fritz Klimsch, German sculptor/painter, dies at 90
1960   Joseph Haas, German opera composer (Totenmesse), dies at 81
1961   P J Melotte, discovered Jupiter's 8th satellite Pasiphae, dies
1963   Alexander Vasil'yevich Gauk, composer, dies at 69
1964   Willem CN Andriessen, Dutch composer/pianist (Beethoven), dies at 76
1966   Erwin Piscator, German director (Plebeians test rebellion), dies at 72
1966   Maxfield Parrish, US painter, dies at 95
1969   Lucien Bianchi, Belgian auto racer, dies at 34
1971   Selmer Jackson, actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies at 82
1972   Gabriel Heather, US news anchor, dies at 81
1972   Peter Whitney, actor (Rough Riders), dies at 55
1974   Ludovicus J Rogier, Dutch historian (Reborn in Freedom), dies at 79
1975   Peter Bamm, writer, dies
1976   Jacqueline Royaards-Sandberg, actress (Hostage Rights), dies at 99
1977   Levko Mykolayevich Revutsky, composer, dies at 88
1978   George Paine, lefty cricket spinner (for England in WI 1935), dies
1978   Harold Gimblett, cricketer (Batted in 3 Tests for England), suicide
1979   Airey Neave, British MP (Conservatives), killed by terrorist bomb
1981   Dewitt Wallace, US founder (Reader's Digest), dies at 91
1981   Noel Harford, cricketer (8 Tests for NZ 1955-58), dies
1983   P l Kadosa, Hungarian composer/pianist, dies at 79
1984   Peter Yarrall, strongest Englishman/weighed 826 lb (374.7 kg), dies
1985   Harold Peary, actor (Herb-Blondie, Willy), dies of heart attack at 76
1986   James Cagney, actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy), dies in NY at 86
1986   John Ciardi, US poet/interpreter (Dante), dies at 69
1989   Dort Clark, actor (In Harm's Way), dies
1991   Jan Willem Hofstra, Dutch actor/writer (Friends of My Friends), dies
1992   Art Hannes, announcer, dies of a respiratory ailment at 72
1992   Luigi De Laurentiis, Italian producer (Toto, Macaroni), dies
1993   Jeremy Siegrist, actor (Adv of Darly & Samy), dies hiking at 20
1993   Richard C Diebenkorn Jr, US painter (Ocean Park Paintings), dies at 70
1994   Albert Goldman, rock biographer (Elvis, John Lennon), dies at 66
1994   Sid Weiss, bassist, dies at 79
1995   Graham Anthony Richard Lock, cricketer, dies at 65
1995   Paul A Rothchild, record producer, dies at 59
1995   Rozelle Claxton, pianist/arranger, dies at 82
1995   Tony Lock, cricketer (174 wickets for England), dies
1996   Hugh Edward Lance Falkus, filmmaker/naturalist, dies at 78
1996   Ryoei Saito, businessman, dies at 79

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