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Births   Deaths   Events
1535   Bloemkamp Abbey (Oldeklooster) attacked & destroyed
1556   Karel V's son Philip II crowned king of Spain
1556   Origin of Fasli Era (India)
1738   English parliament declares war on Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)
1774   Britain passes Coercive Act against Massachusetts
1794   Louvre opens to the public (although officially opened since August)
1796   Bethel African Methodist Church of Phila is 1st US-African church
1797   Nathaniel Briggs of NH patents a washing machine
1799   NY State abolished slavery
1804   Ohio passed law restricting movement of Blacks, 1804
1834   Senate censure Pres Jackson for taking fed deposits from Bank of US
1837   Felix Mendelssohn marries C‚cile Jeanrenaud
1844   Jos‚ Zorilla's "Don Juan Tenorio," premieres in Madrid
1845   Mexico drops diplomatic relations with US
1849   Dutch princess Marianne & Prince Albert of Prussia separate
1854   During the Crimean War, Britain & France declare war on Russia
1859   1st performance of John Brahms' 1st Serenade for orchestra
1862   Skirmish at Bealeton Station, Virginia
1866   1st ambulance goes into service
1871   SF Art Assn holds open reception at 430 Pine
1881   Greatest Show On Earth was formed by PT Barnum & James A Bailey
1885   US Salvation Army officially organized
1891   1st world weightlifting championship held
1896   The opera "Andrea Chenier" is produced (Milan)
1902   27.9 cm precipitation at McMinnville, Tennessee (state record)
1905   Paramaribo-Dam railway opens in Suriname, never used
1910   1st seaplane, takes off from water at Martinques France (Henri Fabre)
1917   Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv & Jaffa by Turkish authorities
1917   Puccini's "La Rondine," premieres in Monte Carlo
1920   Actor Douglas Fairbanks marries actress Mary Pickford
1920   Thomas Masaryk elected president of Czechoslovakia
1922   1st microfilm device introduced
1922   Stanley Cup: Toronto St Pats (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2
1924   WGN-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions
1927   Majestic Theater opens at 245 W 44th St NYC
1929   Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador
1930   1st performance of Walter Piston's Suite for orchestra (Boston)
1930   Constantinople & Angora changes names to Istanbul & Ankara
1933   German Reichstag confers dictatorial powers on Hitler
1935   Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket
1939   Dutch hunter shoots English bombers down
1939   Philip Barry's "Philadelphia Story," premieres in NYC
1939   Renaissance Big 5 win 1st pro basketball championship
1939   Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to Francisco Franco
1941   Sea battle at Cape Matapan: Brit fleet under Cunningham defeats Italy
1942   -29] 234 RAF bombers attack Lbeck
1942   4th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Dartmouth 53-38
1942   British naval forces raid Nazi occupied French port of St Nazaire
1942   Raid on lock/dock St Nazaire
1944   6th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Utah defeats Dartmouth 42-40
1944   Astrid Lindgren sprains ankle & begins writing Pippi Longstocking
1944   NBA rookie of the year in 1966, Rick Barry
1945   Last German V-2 (buzz bomb) attack on London
1948   2nd Tony Awards: Mister Roberts win
1950   12th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: CCNY beats Bradley 71-68 NYC college becomes 1st to win NCAA & Natl Inv Basketball in
1952   US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
1952   US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
1953   "New Faces (of 1952)" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 365 perfs
1953   "Stock exchanges open, dikes closed" raises Ÿ5,200,000
1953   7th Tony Awards: Crucible & Wonderful Town win
1953   KCAU TV channel 9 in Sioux City, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953   US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
1953   US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
1954   8th Tony Awards: Teahouse of the August Moon & Kismet win
1954   Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open
1954   WKAQ TV channel 2 in San Juan, PR (TM) begins broadcasting
1955   NZ cricket all out for 26 v England at Eden Park
1957   1st National Curling Championship held
1959   11 days after Tibet uprising, China dissolves Tibet's govt & installs Panchen Lama
1960   Pope John raises the 1st Japanese, 1st African & 1st Filipino cardinal
1960   Scotch factory explodes burying 20 fire fighters (Glasgow Scotland)
1962   Devastating 8 for 6 spell by Gibbs gives WI cricket victory over India
1962   Military coup in Syria, President Nazim al-Kudsi flees
1963   AFL's NY Titan's become the NY Jets
1964   1st pirate radio station near England (Radio Caroline)
1964   9.2 earthquake shakes Prince William Sound, Alaska
1965   Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA All State Ladies' Golf Invitational
1967   "Sherry!" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 65 performances
1967   UN Sect General U Thant makes public proposals for peace in Vietnam
1969   Pope Paul VI names JGM Willebrands cardinal
1970   1,086 die when 7.4 quake destroys 254 villages (Gediz Turkey)
1971   25th Tony Awards: Sleuth & Company win
1972   USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1972   Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game
1974   Rock group Raspberries breakup
1975   Wash Caps win 1st game on road after 37 straight road loses also
1977   39th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Marquette beats NC 67-59
1977   49th Academy Awards - "Rocky," Peter Finch & Faye Dunaway win
1977   Morarji Desai forms govt in India
1979   British government of Callaghan falls
1979   Lazarus & Vosburgh's "Day in Hollywood & night in Ukraine," premieres
1979   Major nuclear accident at 3 Mile Island, Middletown, Pa (no deaths)
1981   Christa Rothenburger skates ladies world record 500 m 40.18 sec)
1981   France performs nuclear test
1981   Gabi Sch”nbrunn skates ladies world record 3 km (4:21.70)
1981   Viv Richards scores century in the 1st Test at his home Antigua
1981   Yevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500m (36.91 secs)
1982   12th Easter Seal Telethon raises $19,500,000
1982   1st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: LA Tech beats Cheney 76-62
1982   Amy Alcott wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1982   JN Duartes christian-democrats win elections in El Salvador
1985   International Cometary Explorer measures solar wind ahead of Halley
1985   Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues," premieres in NYC
1985   STS 51-D vehicle moves to launch pad
1986   Extremist Sikhs kill 13 hindus in Ludhiana India
1986   John N McMahon, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1987   Stacking of Discovery's SRBs gets underway
1989   New Zealand wins America's Cup over Stars & Stripes, in a NY court
1990   Bengal beat Delhi in rained-out cricket Ranji Trophy final on quotient
1990   Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 pts in a game
1990   President Bush awards Jesse Owen the Congressional Gold Medal
1991   Mike Tyson admits paternity to Kimberly Scarborough's son
1992   6th American Comedy Award: Cathy Ladman, Judy Watkins, Billy Crystal
1992   Ann Transon runs female world record 50k (3:35:31)
1992   PBA National Championship Won by Eric Forkel
1993   13th Golden Raspberry Awards: Shining Through wins
1993   22nd Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Helen Alfredsson
1993   Conservatives win French parliamentary election
1993   Type II supernova detected in M81 (NGC 3031)
1994   Armed Zulus demonstrate in Johannesburg, over 53 killed
1994   Italy's right-wing alliance under Silvio Berlusconi wins election
1995   Julia Roberts & Lyle Lovette split-up
1995   Queensland beat S Aust to win 1st ever cricket Sheffield Shield
1995   World's largest bank-Japan's Mitsubishi Bank & Bank of Tokyo merge
1996   "7 Guitars" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
1996   "Seven Guitars," opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
1996   Katie Beam, 17, of Okla, crowned 35th Miss Teenage America
1997   "City" soap opera's final episode on ABC-TV
1999   18th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at San Jose

1468   Charles I, Duke of Savoy
1472   Fra Bartolomeo, monk, Florentine Renaissance painter
1483   Raphael, Urbino Italy, painter (School of Athens)
1515   Theresa of Avila/Teresa de Jesus, Spanish mystic writer/saint
1592   Jan Amos Komensky, [Comenius] Moravian educational reB03281603 Stephan
1615   Pieter de Groot, Dutch regent/diplomat
1621   Heinrich Schwemmer, composer
1643   Jose Solana, composer
1660   Arnold Houbraken, Dutch schilder/writer
1660   Georg Ludwig, German monarch of Hannover/King George I of Gt Britain
1727   Maximilian III Jozef, Elector of Bayern (1745-77)
1729   Pieter Fouquet, Dutch art seller (Atlas of Fouquet)
1731   R mon de la Cruz, Spanish playwright/interpreter
1737   Francesco Zannetti, composer
1741   Johann Andre, composer
1750   Francisco A G de Miranda, Venezuelan freedom fighter
1760   Thomas Clarkson, English abolitionist (Negro Emancipation)
1766   Joseph Weigl, Austria composer/conductor (Emmeline)
1770   Sophie Mereau, writer
1779   Angelo Maria Benincori, composer
1799   Karl Adolph von Basedow, German artist (Ziekte van Basedow)
1806   Ludolf AJW Sloet van de Beele, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1861-66)
1817   Mariano Soriano Fuertes y Piqueras, composer
1818   Wade Hampton, SC, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1902
1840   Mehemed Emin Pasja, German explorer/governor (Equatoria)
1853   Rudolf Kittel, German theologist (Psalms)
1859   Jos‚phin P‚ladan, French writer/founder (French Rosicrucians)
1862   Aristide Briand, France, 11x premier (1909-22) (Nobel 1926)
1868   Cuno Amiet, Swiss painter
1868   Maxim Gorki, [Aleksei Peshikov], Russia, writer (Mother) [3/16 OS]
1868   Wojciech Gawronski, composer
1871   Willem Mengelberg, Utrecht Neth, conductor (NY Philharmonic 1922-30)
1872   Jos‚ Sanjurjo y Sacanell, Spanish general (Morocco)
1880   Rosina Lh‚vinne, Kiev Ukraine, pianist/prof (Juiliard Grad School)
1883   William H Harris, composer
1885   Marc-Jean-Baptiste Delmas, composer
1886   Jaroslav Novotny, composer
1887   Rudolf F W Boskaljon, Cura‡ao, musician/composer
1890   Paul Whiteman, Denver Co, orch leader (Paul Whiteman's TV Teen Club)
1891   Karel MJF Cruysberghs, Flemish author
1891   Peter Suhrkamp, German publisher (Suhrkamp Verlag)
1895   Spencer W Kimball, 12th prophet of Mormon church
1900   Achille Longo, composer
1900   Robert Harris, actor (Big Caper, Laughing Anne)
1902   Flora Robson, South Shields England, actress (Dominique is Dead)
1902   Paul Godwin, [Goldfein], Polish/Dutch violinist
1903   Rudolf Serkin, Eger Bohemia, pianist (Marlboro Sch of Music)
1904   Fosco Giachetti, Livorno Italy, actor (Wastrel, We the Living)
1905   Marlin Perkins, Carthage Mo, TV host (Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom)
1905   Pandro S Berman, film producer
1906   Joseph Wright, Canada, oarsman (Olympic-gold-1928)
1906   Robert (Bob) Allen, actor (Texas Rangers)
1907   Herbert "Herb" Hall, clarinetist/saxophonist
1909   Nelson Algren, US, novelist (Man with the Golden Arm)
1910   Ingrid, Queen Mother of Denmark
1911   Myfanwy Piper, librettist
1912   A[rthur] Bertram Chandler, UK, sci-fi author (Empress of Outer Space)
1914   Bohumil Hrabal, writer
1914   Edmund Sixtus Muskie, (Sen-D-Me)/US Sec of State (1980)
1914   Frank Lovejoy, Bronx NY, actor (Man Against Crime, Meet McGraw)
1915   Jay Livingston, composer (Buttons & Bows, Mona Lisa, Tammy)
1915   Raymond Emery, cricketer (NZ Test batsman vs West Indies 1952)
1918   Youly Algaroff, ballet dancer
1919   Jacob Avshalomov, Tsingtao China, composer (Sinfonietta, The Oregon)
1919   Tom Brooks, cricketer (NSW fast bowler of the 30's, later Test umpire)
1920   Dirk Bogarde, London England, actor (Death in Venice, Servant)
1920   Gene Chappie, (Rep-R-CA, 1981-86)
1920   Lord Butterfield
1924   Freddie Bartholomew, England, actor (Anna Karenina, David Copperfield)
1924   Gerhart Fritsch, writer
1924   Peter Baer, artost/printmaker
1925   Innokenti Smoktunovsky, actor (Bely Prazdnik, Zakoldovannye)
1926   Francis Burt, composer
1926   Polly Umrigar, cricketer (Indian batsman & captain)
1928   Jose Luis de Delas, composer
1928   Zbigniew Brzezinski, Warsaw, national security advisor (Carter)
1929   Aubrey J Watson Sr, bishop
1930   Amelia Rosselli, poet
1930   George Bruce, painter
1930   Robert Ashley, composer
1932   Sven Oskar Lindqvist, Swedish writer (Myten om Wu Tao-tzu)
1934   Siegfried Thiele, composer
1936   Mario Vargas Llosa, Peru, writer (Aunt Julia)/pres candidate
1940   J Michael Plumb, Islip NY, equestrian (Oly-2 gold/4 silver-1976,84)
1940   Kevin Loughery, NBA star/coach (Balt, Phila)
1941   Alf Clausen, Minneapolis Mn, orch leader (Mary, Simpsons)
1941   Charlie McCoy, Oak Hill WV, harmonica player (Hee Haw)
1942   Brian Jones, [Lewis B Hopkin], English pop guitarist (Rolling Stones)
1942   Neil Kinnock, leader of the British opposition (Labour)
1942   Neil Kinnock, Wales, leader (Labour Party)
1942   Samuel Ramey, Colby Kansas, bass (La Scala)
1943   Conchata Ferrell, Charleston WV, actress (Deadly Hero, Susan-LA Law)
1943   Mike Newell, director (Bad Blood, Awakening, Amazing Grace & Chuck)
1943   Richard Eyre, British director (National Theatre)
1944   Ken Howard, El Centro Calif, actor (Ken-White Shadow, Dynasty, 1776)
1944   Rick Barry, ABA/NBA forward (NY Nets, Golden State Warriors)
1945   Chuck Portz, Santa Monica Ca, bassist (Turtles-Happy Together)
1945   Hans Brunhart, leader of Liechtenstein (1978-93)
1946   Richard Sussman, rocker
1947   Bruce Gilbert, producer (China Syndrome, 9 to 5, On Golden Pond)
1948   Dianne Wiest, KC MO, actress (Hannah & Her Sisters, Footloose)
1948   John Evans, (Aka Evan) rock drummer (Jethro Tull)
1948   Wubbo J Ockels, Almelo Netherlands, astronaut (STS 22)
1949   Milan Williams, US keyboardist (Commodores-Three Times a Lady)
1949   Ronnie Ray Smith, 4 X 100m relay runner (Olympic-gold-1968)
1949   Shafiq Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistani batsman during the 70's)
1953   Nydia M Velazquez, (Rep-D-New York, 1993- )
1955   Reba McEntire, McAlester Ok, country singer (Can't Even Get the Blues)
1956   Asoka De Silva, cricket leg-spinner (Sri Lanka in 10 Tests 1985-91)
1956   Evelin Jahl, German DR, discus thrower (Olympic-2 gold-1976)
1956   T A Sekar, Indian cricket pace-bowler (2 Tests 1982-83 little impact)
1957   Harvey Glance, Pheonix City Ala, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1976)
1958   Bart Wayne Conner, Morton Grove Ill, gymnist (Olympic-2 gold-1984)
1959   Petra Delhees, Jauch Switzertand, tennis star
1959   Todd Curtis, actor (Capitol, Skip-Young & Restless)
1961   Byron Scott, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
1962   Ged Grimes, [Danny Wilson], rocker (Mary's Prayer)
1963   Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr
1963   Therese Washtock, Vancouver BC, 3 day equestrian (Olympics-96)
1965   Jeff Beukeboom, Ajax, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
1966   Jason Garrett, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
1966   Nathalie Herreman, France, tennis star
1966   Serge Djelloul, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
1967   David Lang, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
1967   Ed[ward] Grose, Juneau Alaska, rower (Olympics-1996)
1967   Shawn Boskie, Hawthorne Nevada, pitcher (California Angels)
1968   Chad Biafore, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
1968   Dennis Postlewait, Jacksonville NC, Nike golfer (1994 Wichita Open)
1968   Max Perlich, actor (JH Brodie-Homicide)
1968   Nasser Hussain, cricketer (Essex & England batsman)
1968   Teee Williams, LA Calif, volleyball outside hitter (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
1969   Craig Paquette, Long Beach CA, infielder (KC Royals)
1969   Earnest Stewart, soccer player (Willem II)
1969   Elliot Perry, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks)
1969   Salt, rocker (Salt 'n' Pepa-Shake Ya Thang)
1969   Scottie Graham, NFL running back (Minn Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals)
1970   James Johnson, NFL/WLAF running back (Tampa Bucs, Frankfurt Galaxy)
1970   Jason B Gailes, Taunton Mass, rower (Olympics-silver-1996)
1970   Shawn Price, NFL defensive end (GB Packers, Car Panthers, Buf Bills)
1971   Damien Marsh, Georgia, Australian 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics-96)
1971   Wesley Person, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers)
1972   Derek West, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
1972   Jonathan Edwards, Boston Mass, doubles luger (Olympics-1994)
1972   Keith Tkachuk, Melrose MA, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix, USA)
1972   Michael Smith, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
1972   Mike Morton, linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
1972   Shannon Mitchell, NFL tight end (SD Chargers)
1973   Andrew Whittall, cricketer (cousin of Guy Zimbabwe off-spinner 1996)
1974   K C Jones, NFL center (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1975   Atta-ur-Rehman, cricketer (Pakistani quickie, debut v Engl1992 age 17)
1977   Angelo Garcia, Brooklyn NY, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)
1978   Nafisa Joseph, Miss India Universe (1997)
1979   Juli Keech, Miss South Dakota Teen USA (1997)
1980   Cara Lewis, Miss Mississippi Teen USA (1997)

193   Publius Helvius Pertinax, Roman Emperor (192-93), assassinated
593   Guntram, French king in Burgundy, dies at about 67
1134   Stefanus Harding, 3rd abbott of CŒteaux/saint, dies
1285   Martinus IV, [Simon de Brion], Pope (1281-85), dies
1566   Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat, dies at 79
1673   Adam Pijnacker, Dutch landscape painter/etcher, buried at 51
1677   Wenzel Hollar, Bohemia cartoonist/etcher, dies at about 69
1687   Constantine Huygens, diplomat/poet/composer (Bluebottles), dies at 90
1701   Domenico Guidi, Italian sculptor, dies at 75
1712   Jan van der Heyden, Dutch inventor (street lantern), dies at 75
1758   Jonathan Edwards, US theologist (Great Awakening), dies at 54
1799   Etta L J "baronne" Palm-Aelders, Dutch adventurer/spy, dies at 55
1801   Ralph Abercromby, English army commander (North Holland), dies at 66
1818   Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi, composer, dies at 62
1840   Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89
1847   Mariano Rodriguiz de Ledesma, composer, dies at 67
1849   Stephan L Endlicher, Austrian priest/botany, dies at 44
1856   Pyotr Ivanovich Turchaninov, composer, dies at 76
1860   Johann Ludwig Bohner, composer, dies at 73
1863   James Cooper, US attorney/senator/Union-brig-general, dies at 52
1865   Albert G Bilders, Dutch landscape painter, dies at 26
1868   James Thomas Brudenell, 7th earl of Cardigan, dies at about 70
1877   Vincenzo Fioravanti, composer, dies at 77
1880   Achille Peri, composer, dies at 67
1880   Eelco Refer, linguistic (Oera Linda Book?), dies at 49
1881   Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, composer, dies at 42 [OS=Mar 16]
1885   Fredrick Vilhelm Ludvig Norman, composer, dies at 53
1887   Ditler G Monrad, Danish bishop/premier (1863-..), dies at 75
1889   Matilde "Tillie" Ziegler, killed by husband William Kemmler
1891   Dick Pilling, cricketer ("Prince of Wicketkeepers", Eng 1881-88), dies
1896   E Rundle Charles, writer, dies
1907   Pavel Ivanovich Blaramberg, composer, dies at 65
1908   John Eliot, English meteorology, dies at 68
1910   Edouard [Judas] Colonne, French violinist/conductor, dies
1914   Hanus Trnecek, composer, dies at 55
1927   Karl Prohaska, composer, dies at 57
1928   Giuseppe Ferrata, composer, dies at 63
1941   Virginia [Adeline] Woolf-Stephen, author (To Lighthouse), suicide 59
1942   Herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch foreign minister (1918-27), dies at 67
1942   Miguel Hernadez Gilabert, Spanish poet (Viento del Pueblo), dies at 31
1943   Sergei Vasilievitch Rachmaninov, Russian composer/pianist, dies at 69
1944   Chayyim Most, Rabbi/Maggid of Kovono, killed by nazis
1944   Stephen Butler Leacock, writer/economist (Literary Lapses), dies at 75
1947   Rudolph Hermann Simonsen, composer, dies at 57
1949   Grigoras Dinicu, composer, dies at 59
1950   Georgine M "May" Basting, actress (Occupier), dies at 67
1953   James Francis Thorpe, decathelete (Olympic-gold-12), dies at 64
1954   Francis B Young, Brit physician/writer (In South Africa), dies at 69
1956   Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, vocalist, dies of a heart attack
1958   Chuck Klein, Phila Phillie HR hitter, dies at 53
1958   William C Handy, US conductor/composer (St Louis Blues), dies at 84
1959   James Neblett, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1935), dies
1960   Ian Keith, US actor (Ramses I-10 Commandments), dies at 61
1963   Alec A Templeton, composer/pianist (Alec Templeton Time), dies at 52
1965   VAA Mary, English princess, dies at 67
1969   Dwight D Eisenhower, 34th pres/gen (WW 2), dies in Washington at 78
1971   Felix Wolfes, composer, dies at 78
1973   Hakuun Yasutani, Zen teacher/co-founder (Sanbo Kyodan), dies
1974   Dorothy Fields, US singer (Way you Look Tonight), dies at 68
1974   Fran‡oise Rosay, actress (Interlude, Women in Prison), dies at 82
1975   Renzo Massarani, composer, dies at 77
1979   Emmett Kelly, circus clown (Weary Willy), dies at 80
1980   Dick Haymes, actor (Real Life, Betrayal), dies
1980   Jesse Owens, (Oly-gold-36), dies at the age of 66
1983   Ank [Anna M] van der Moer, actress (Verkade, Dutch Comedy), dies at 71
1983   Martinus A Jansen, bishop of Rotterdam (1956-70), dies at 77
1984   Kenneth Whitty, 1st sec at British Embassy in Athens, shot dead
1985   Marc Chagall, French painter, dies at 97
1985   Nand Baert, Belgian radio/tv-host, dies at 53
1986   Victor J Lopez, actor (Chuey-Man From Atlantis), dies at 39
1986   Virginia Gilmore, actress (Jennie, Western Union), dies
1987   Maria Augusta Trapp, singer (Trapp Family Singers), dies at 82
1987   Patrick Troughton, actor (Dr Who-Dr Who), dies at 56
1990   Helene Fortescu Reynolds, actress (Bermuda Mystery), dies at 65
1991   Carlos Montalban, actor (Bananas), dies at 85
1992   Wendell Mayes, writer, dies of cancer at 72
1994   Albert Goldman, US biographer (Lives of John Lennon), dies at 66
1994   Eugene Ionesco, playwright (Rhinoceros, Bald Soprano), dies at 84
1994   John Logan Gorlay, journalist, dies at 74
1995   Hugh Edward R O'Connor, actor (In the Heat of the Night), ODs at 32
1995   Jack Regan, broadcaster, dies at 53
1995   Vivienne Byerley, publicist, dies at 88
1996   Barbara McLean, film Editor, dies at 86
1996   Charles Barnet "Roscoe" Harvey, soldier, dies at 95
1996   David Band, banker, dies at 53
1996   Edith Fowke, folklorist, dies at 82
1996   Hans Blumenberg, philosopher, dies at 75
1996   James Herbert Lloyd Morrell, bishop, dies at 89
1996   Ken Dibbs, actor (Suddenly, Party Girl, High Society), dies at 78
1996   Shin Kanemaru, VP of Japan (1986-87), dies at 81
1996   Simon Harcourt Nowell-Smith, British bibliophile, dies at 87

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