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Births   Deaths   Events
431   Council of Ephesus (3rd ecumenical council) opens
816   Pope Stephen IV, [V] elected to succeed Leo III
1342   Bilbo Baggins returns to his home at Bag End, (Shire Reconning)
1377   Richard II succeeds Edward III as king of England
1476   Battle at Morat/Murten: Charles the Stout invades Switzerland
1497   Antitax insurrection in Cornwall suppressed at Blackheath
1533   Ferdinand of Austria & Sultan Suleiman sign peace treaty
1559   Jewish quarter of Prague burned & looted
1596   Cornelis de Houtmans fleet reaches Banten Java
1611   Henry Hudson & son set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers
1633   Galileo Galilei forced to recant Earth orbits Sun by Pope (but on Oct 31, 1992, Vatican admits it was wrong)
1675   Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II
1740   King Frederik II of Prussia ends torture & guarantees religion & freedom of the press
1745   Bonnie Prince Charles sails to Scotland
1772   Slavery outlawed in England
1774   English parliament accepts Quebec Act
1775   1st Continental currency issued ($3,000,000)
1799   England & Russia decide to invade Bataafse Republic
1807   British board USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to War of 1812
1808   Zebulon Pike reaches his peak
1812   Napoleon's Grand Army invades Russia
1814   1st match at the present Lord's, MCC v Herefordshire
1815   2nd abdication of Napoleon (after Waterloo)
1832   John Howe patents pin manufacturing machine
1847   Doughnut created
1848   Barnburners (anti-slavery) party nominates Martin Van Buren for Pres
1849   Stephen C Massett opens courthouse using only piano in Calif
1851   Fire destroys part of SF
1864   Battle of Ream's Station, VA (Wilson's Raid)
1864   Skirmish at Culp's (Kulp's) House, Georgia
1865   1st class cricket debut of Dr W G Grace
1868   Arkansas re-enters US
1870   1st Boardwalk in America invented
1870   Congress creates Department of Justice
1873   Prince Edward Island joins Canada
1874   Dr Andrew T Sill, of Macon Missouri, finds science of osteopathy
1874   Game of lawn tennis introduced
1875   Garonne Flood: great damage in Verdun & Toulouse, kills about 1,000
1889   Louisville Colonels set ML baseball record with 26th consecutive loss
1893   British fleet under vice-admiral George Tryon leaves Beirut
1894   Harry Houdini marries Bessie Rahner
1906   Hakon VII crowned king of Norway
1910   1st airship with passengers sets afloat-Zeppelin Deutscheland
1911   King George V of England crowned
1915   BMT, then Brooklyn Rapid Transit, begins subway service
1918   32nd US Womens Tennis: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats E E Goss (64 63)
1918   Circus train rammed by troop train kills 68 (Ivanhoe Illinois)
1921   Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:40.2)
1925   Spain & France fight Morocco
1926   Cardinals pick up 39-year-old Grover Alexander on waivers from Cubs
1929   Mel Ott (Giants) homers off Leo Sweetland (Phillies) in doubleheader
1930   Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in a game, Ruth hits 3 in doubleheader
1931   RVU, Radio-Volks-University, forms
1932   NL, finally approves players wearing numbers
1933   German social-democratic party (SPD) forbidden
1936   Harry Froboess dives 110 m from airship into Bodensee & survives
1936   Virgin Islands receives a constitution from US (Organic Act)
1937   Joe Louis KOs James J Braddock in 18 for heavyweight boxing title
1938   Joe Louis KOs Max Schmeling at 2:04 of 1st round at Yankee Stadium
1939   Future Queen Elizabeth of England meets future husband Philip
1940   France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms
1940   SS rounds up 31 German/Polish/Dutch Jews in Roermond Neth
1941   Estonians starts armed resistance against Soviet occupation
1941   Finland invades Karelia
1941   Germany attacks the Soviet Union & occupies the Baltic states
1941   Germany, Italy & Romania declares war on Soviet Union during WW II
1941   Michael Gerasimov opens grave of Tamerlan "Lenk"
1941   President Roosevelt signs "GI Bill of Rights"
1942   Japanese submarine in mouth of Columbia River, Oregon
1942   Jewish Brigade attached by British Army in WW II, forms
1943   WEB DuBois becomes 1st Black member of National Institute of Letters
1944   Boston Brave Jim Tobin 2nd no-hitter of yr beats Phils, 7-0 in 5 inn
1944   British 14th army frees Imphal Assam
1944   FDR signs "GI Bill of Rights" (Servicemen's Readjustment Act)
1944   Longest shut out in Phillies history, Phils beat Braves 1-0 in 15 inn
1946   Alec Bedser takes 7-49 v India on 1st day of his 1st Test cricket
1946   Bill Veeck purchases Cleveland Indians
1947   12" rain in 42 mins (Holt, MO)
1947   Ewell Blackwell just misses pitching back-to-back no-hitters (9th inn)
1949   Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for hw boxing title
1951   Gene Rayburn & Dee Finch show premieres on NBC radio
1954   Congress passes revised organic act for Virgin Islands
1955   Antonio Segni forms govt in Italy
1955   US air patrol plane shot down above Bering sea
1957   KC stops using streetcars in it's transit system
1958   Game in KC between A's & Red Sox delayed 29 minutes due to tornado
1958   Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1959   "Along Came Jones" by Coasters peaks at #9
1959   "Class" by Chubby Checker peaks at #38
1959   Eddie Lubanski bowls 2 consecutive perfect games
1959   Most Phillies strike out in a game (16 by Sandy Koufax)
1959   Shunryu Suzuki completes his historical Japan to SF voyage
1959   Vanguard SLV-6 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
1961   Beatles record Aint She Sweet, Cry for a Shadow, When the Saints Go Marching In, Why, Nobody's Child & My Bonnie, in Hamburg
1961   Mo‹se Tsjombe freed from prison in Congo
1962   1st test flight of Hoovercraft
1962   French Boeing 707 crashes at Guadeloupe, 113 killed
1963   "Little" Stevie Wonder (13) releases "Fingertips"
1965   Freddie Trueman ends his Test cricket career, v NZ at Lord's
1966   "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opens
1968   "Here Come Da Judge" by The Buena Vistas peaks at #88
1969   Aretha Franklin arrested in Detroit for creating a disturbance
1969   Cleveland's Cuyahgo River catches fire
1969   Susie Berning wins LPGA Pabst Ladies' Golf Classic
1970   Pres Nixon signs 26th amendment (voting age lowered to 18)
1970   Supreme Court ruled juries of less than 12 are constitutional
1970   WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) suspends broadcasting
1972   "Man of La Mancha" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 140 performances
1973   Dutch High Council stops fluorine addition to drink water
1973   George Harrison releases "Living in the Material World"
1973   Skylab 2's astronauts land
1975   Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
1976   "Godspell" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 527 performances
1976   SD Padre pitcher Randy Jones ties record of 68 innings without a walk
1977   Former AG John Mitchell starts 19 months in Alabama prison
1977   Walt Disney's "Rescuers" released
1978   James Christy's discovery of Pluto's moon Charon announced
1978   Neo-Nazis call off plans to march in Jewish community of Skokie, Ill
1978   Pluto's satelite Charon, is discovered
1979   Larry Holmes TKOs Mike Weaver in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1979   Little Richard quits rock & roll for religious pursuit
1979   Pro Football Researchers Association forms (Canton Ohio)
1980   Jim King begins riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours
1980   Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1981   2 Habash terrorists attack a travel agency in Greece killing 2
1981   Iran president Bani Sadr deposed
1981   John McEnroe exhibits a disgraceful act of misbehavior at Wimbledon
1981   Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to killing John Lennon
1982   Manhattan institutes bus-only lanes
1982   Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place
1982   Prince Chuck & Lady Di take Prince William home from hospital
1982   Susan Lea Hammett, of Miss, 18, crowned 25th America's Junior Miss
1983   "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life," released in France
1983   1st time a satellite is retrieved from orbit, by Space Shuttle
1983   NHL institutes a 5 minute sudden death overtime period
1984   Calvin Griffith signs letter of intent to sell ownership of Twins
1984   Carl Pohlad becomes CEO of Minn Twins
1984   Jolande van de Meer swims Dutch record 800 m freestyle (8:39.30)
1984   Joseph Luns resigns as secretary-general of NATO
1985   "Grind" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 79 performances
1985   "Smuggler's Blues" by Glenn Frey peaks at #12
1986   Judy Dickinson wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1986   Pirate Radio Euro Weekend (Holland) begins transmitting
1986   Spain's premier Gonzalez' Socialist Party wins elections
1987   Tom Seaver retires after 3rd try with NY Mets
1990   Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium
1990   Braves replace manager Russ Nixon with GM Bobby Cox
1990   Florida passes a law prohibits wearing a throng bathing suit
1990   Longest game in Toronto, Yanks beat Blue Jays 8-7 in 15 inns
1991   "I Hate Hamlet" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 88 perfs
1991   Quebec Nordiques pick Eric Lindros #1 at NHL entry draft
1991   Underwater volcano, Mount Didicas, erupts in Philippines
1992   2 skeletons excavated in Yekaterinburg IDed as Czar Nicholas II & wife
1992   Supreme Court rules "hate crime" laws violated free-speech rights
1993   NY Met Anthony Young ties record of 23rd straight lose
1993   Wilson Pickett plead guilty to auto assault due to drunk driving
1994   48th NBA Championship: Houston Rockets beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3
1994   Ken Griffey Jr breaks Ruth's record for most HRs by end of June (31)
1994   Mets reliever John Franco sets lefty save mark at 253
1994   US beats Colombia 2-1 in 1994 soccer world cup (1st win since 1950)
1996   29th Curtis Cup: Great Britain & Ireland, 11«-6«
1996   Michael Moorer beats Axel Shultz in 11 for IBF heavywgt boxing title
1996   Saurav Ganguly scores 131 at Lord's on Test cricket debut
1997   Ernie Els wins golf's Buick Classic
1997   Nationwide Senior Golf Championship
1997   Penny Hammel wins LPGA Rochester International
1997   World Bowl: Barcelona Dragon beat Rhein Fire, 38-24

1478   Philips de Schone, Archduke of Austrian/King of Castilia (Philips I)
1611   Pablo Bruna, composer
1613   Lambert Pietkin, composer
1674   Eugene J P, Earl of Merode, Belgian marquis of Westerloo
1684   Francesco Onofrio Manfredini, composer
1701   Nikolaj Eigtved, Danish architect (Christiansborg Castle)
1732   Johann Baptiste Hagenauer, Austrian sculptor (Mariens„ule)
1741   Alois Luigi Tomasini, composer
1742   Heinrich Gottfried Reichard, composer
1757   George Vancouver, surveyed Pacific coast from SF to Vancouver I
1763   Etienne-Nicolas M‚hul, French organist/opera composer (Le Jeune Henri)
1796   Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher (Sotsjinenija) [OS]
1805   Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian revolutionary (Il Apostolato Popolare)
1814   James Henry Lane, MC (Union), died in 1866 [or Jul 28 1833]
1824   Frederic Louis Ritter, composer
1830   Theodor Leschetizky, composer
1837   Paul Morphy, New Orleans, greatest chess player of all time (1857-61)
1840   Ernest Debes, German cartographer (Baedeker)
1849   Stephen C Massett opens at courthouse as 1st pro entertainer
1855   Sam Morris, Hobart, cricketer (Barbados parents only black Aus player)
1856   Henry Rider Haggard, author (King Solomon's Mine, She, Dawn)
1859   Frank Heino Damrosch, author/musician/teacher (found Inst of Music)
1864   Hermann Minkowski, German mathematician
1869   Hendrikus Colijn, Dutch premier (AR 1933-39)
1882   Jan H F Gr”nloh ("Nescio"), Dutch writer (De Uitvreter, Titiaantjes)
1883   Jose Rolon, composer
1887   Albert PAA Besnard, Dutch poet/journalist (Uprising & Remorse)
1887   Julian S Huxley, London, biologist/philosopher, Darwin's Bulldog
1891   Franz de Backer, Flemish writer (White Enemy)
1891   Harry Seymour, NY, actor (Boy Meets Girl, Tenderfoot)
1893   Aaro A Hellaakoski, Finnish geographer/poet (J„„peili)
1893   Osvald Chlubna, composer
1896   Francis C Denebrink, US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea)
1897   Norbert Elias, English/Dutch philosopher (Process of Civilization)
1898   Erich Maria Remarque, novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front)
1898   R M Remarque, writer
1899   Dorothy Devore, Ft Worth TX, actress (Narrow Street, Senior Daredevil)
1899   Michal Kalecki, Polish economist
1900   Jennie Tourel, St Petersburg Russia, mezzo-soprano (Met Opera 1943-47)
1901   Jack Whiting, Phila Pa, actor/singer (Marge & Gower Champion Show)
1901   Naunton Wayne, Wales, actor (Quartet, Hidden Room, Double Confession)
1902   Arnold J d'Ailly, dir (Nederlandsche Bank)/mayor (Amsterdam, 1946-56)
1902   David Burns, actor (Music Man, Hello Dolly!)
1903   Carl Hubbell, pitcher (NY Giants)-253 wins, 2.97 lifetime ERA
1905   Walter Leigh, composer
1906   Anne Morrow Lindbergh, author/aviator, Charles' wife
1906   Billy Wilder, Vienna, dir (Some Like It Hot, Apartment, Stalag 17)
1906   Richard Fanshawe, England, equestion 3 day event (Olympic-bronze-1936)
1907   Anne Morrow Lindbergh, aviator/author (Gift from the Sea)
1908   George Armin Goyder, businessman/social philosopher
1909   Katherine Dunham, dancer/choreographer (Casbah, Stormy Weather)
1909   Mike Todd, [Avrom Goldbogen], US director (80 days)
1910   Peter Pears, Farnham England, tenor (Death in Venice)
1911   Guus Jansen, jazz pianist (Net als Toen)
1911   Marie Philipsen-Braun, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1928)
1912   Vit Nejedly, composer
1913   Wladyslaw Sila-Nowicki, Poland, lawyer (Solidarity)
1914   Lilo Hardel, writer
1918   Richard Eastham, Opelousas LA, actor (Not With My Wife) [or Jan 22]
1920   Chandrasekhar Sarwate, cricketer (batted in 9 Tests for India 1946-52)
1920   Gladys Marea Hartman, athletics Administrator
1920   Paul Frees, Chicago Ill, animation voice (Bullwinkle)
1921   Barbara F Vucanovich, (Rep-R-NV, 1983- )
1921   Gower Champion, choreographer (42nd Street, Showboat)
1921   Joseph Papp, Bkln, stage producer/director (Pirates of Penzance)
1922   Bill Blass, Ft Wayne Ind, fashion designer (Nancy Reagan)
1923   Jimmy Cameron, cricketer (brother of John WI batsman 1948-49)
1926   Ruth Zechlin, composer
1929   Ralph Waite, White Plains NY, actor (Cool Hand Luke, 5 Easy Piece)
1931   Henk Vonhoff, Dutch politician (VVD)
1932   Michael Horvit, composer
1933   Dianne Feinstein, 1st female mayor of SF/(Sen-D-Ca)
1934   Arthur Miller, legal reporter
1935   V V Kumar, cricketer (useful Madras leggie who only played 2 Tests)
1936   Kris Kristofferson, Brownsville TX, singer/actor (Amerika, Millenium)
1936   Verne Allison, singer (Dells-Open Up My Heart)
1938   Andrew Brown, film Producer
1940   Abbas Kiarostami, author/director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up)
1941   Ed Bradley, Phila, CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes)
1941   Michael Lerner, Brooklyn NY, actor (8 Men Out, Harlem Nights)
1942   Margreet M H Kamp, Dutch MP (VVD)
1942   Toyohiro Akiyama, Japan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11)
1943   Jimmy Castor, NYC, rocker/sax (Troglodyte, Jimmy Castor Bunch)
1944   Klaus Maria Brandauer, Austria, actor (Mephisto, Out of Africa)
1944   Michael Obst, German FR, coxsman (Olympic-gold-1960)
1944   Peter Asher, London, singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love)
1944   Steve Weber, guitarist, (Rounders-Holy "Boobs" Modal)
1945   Howard Kaylan, rocker (Flo & Eddie/Turtles-Happy Together, Eleanor)
1946   Andrew Rubin, New Bedford Mass, actor (Police Academy) [or Jan 22]
1947   David L Lander, Bkln NY, actor (Squiggy-Laverne & Shirley)
1947   Don Henley, drummer/singer (Eagles, Boys of Summer)
1947   Murray Webb, cricketer (NZ fast bowler in 3 Tests, 4 wkts at 117 75)
1947   Octavia E[stelle] Butler, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Wild Seed)
1948   "Pistol" Pete Maravich, NBA star (Atlanta Hawks)
1948   Nolan Clarke, cricketer (Barbados bat 1970-77, later Holland stalwart)
1948   Sue Roberts, LPGA golfer
1948   Todd Rundgren, Upper Darby PA, singer/guitarist (Hello it's Me)
1949   Alan Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie)
1949   Gary Moffet, Montreal, rock guitarist (April Wine)
1949   Larry Junstrom, rock bassist (.38 Special)
1949   Lindsay Wagner, LA Ca, actress (Bionic Woman, Paper Chase, Nighthawks)
1949   Meryl Streep, NJ, actress (French Lieutenant's Woman, Sophie's Choice)
1950   Murphy Cross, Harve de Grace Md, actor (Phyl & Mikhy, Perfect)
1954   Amparo Mu¤oz, Malgra Spain, Miss Universe (1974)
1954   Bobby Valentino, rocker (Fabulous Poodles)
1954   Charles T Canady, (Rep-R-Florida)
1954   Chris Lemmon, actor (Brothers & Sisters, Richard-Duet) [or Jan 22]
1954   Freddie Prinze, NYC, comedian/actor (Chico & the Man)
1955   LeAnn Cassaday, LPGA golfer
1956   Derek Forbes, rocker (Simple Minds-Water Front)
1956   Green [Gartside], rock vocalist (Scritti Politti-Flesh & Blood)
1956   Tim Russ, Wash DC, actor (Tuvoc-Star Trek Voyager)
1957   Garry Beers, Sydney Australia, rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt)
1957   John Ryder, rock bassist (Face To Face)
1957   Nick Santagata, jockey
1958   Bruse Campbell, actor (Army of Darkness)
1960   Colleen Devine, San Gabriel Cal, actress (Irreconcilable Differences)
1960   Tracy Pollan, NYC, actress (Family Ties)/aka Mrs Michael J Fox
1961   Bobby Gillespie, rocker (Primal Scream)
1961   Jimmy Somerville, Glasgow Soctland, rocker (Bronski Beat, Communards)
1962   Clyde "Glide" Drexler, NBA Guard (Houston Rockets, Port Trailblazers)
1962   Ruby Turner, rocker (No Where to Run)
1963   Anne-Marie Ruddock, rocker (Amazulu-Excitable)
1963   Randy Couture, Everett Wash, 198 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olymp-96)
1964   Amy Brenneman, New London Ct, actress (Janice-NYPD Blue)
1964   Greg Anderson, NBA forward/center (San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks)
1964   Kevin Sargeant, rocker (Thrashing Doves-Reprobate's Hymm)
1964   Mark Royals, NFL punter (New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions)
1964   Mike Edwards, British rock vocalist (Jesus Jones-Devil you Know)
1964   Nico Jalink, Dutch soccer player (Sparta, NAC)
1965   Tommy Cunningham, rocker (Wet Wet Wet-Wishing I Was)
1966   Camille Benjamin, Cleveland Ohio, tennis star
1966   Euan Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, English baron/multi-millionaire
1966   Meyrick Pringle, cricket pace bowler (South African)
1966   Paul Randolph, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
1967   Al Carlay, Manila Philippines, US fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
1967   Eric Green, NFL tight end (Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens)
1967   Mark van Hintum, soccer player (Willem II)
1968   Darrell Armstrong, NBA guard (Orlando Magic)
1968   Paula Irvine, Hollywood Calif, actress (Lily Blake-Santa Barbara)
1969   Derek Russell, NFL wide receiver (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
1970   Anne "Annie" Summertime Kakela, US rower (Olympics-4th-96)
1970   David Frisch, NFL tight end (NE Patriots)
1970   Rastko Cvetkovic, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)
1971   Brant Brown, Porterville CA, infielder (Chic Cubs)
1971   Laryssa Biesenthal, Walkertown Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)
1973   Benjamin Fairbrother, CFL offensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1973   Cory Alexander, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
1973   Lacy Goranson, Evanston Ind, actress (Becky-Roseanne)
1974   Mark Wetges, Walnut Creek Calif, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
1974   Nicole Juvan, Essex Junction Vermont, Miss America-Vermont (1997)
1981   Lisa Moro, Victoria Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

1276   Innocent V, [Pierre the Tarantaise], Pope (1276), dies at about 36
1527   Machiavelli, writer, dies
1535   John Fisher, English bishop (1504-35)/cardinal, beheaded at about 65
1735   Pirro Conte d' Albergati Capacelli, composer, dies at 71
1741   Joseph-Hector Fiocco, composer, dies at 38
1745   Hubert Renotte, composer, dies at 41
1754   Nicholas Siret, composer, dies at 91
1777   Josef Christian, German sculptor, dies at 71
1803   Wilhelm Heinse, writer, dies
1843   Gabriele Prota, composer, dies at 88
1874   Howard Staunton, world chess champion, designer of chess pieces, dies
1885   Mahdi, [Muhammad Ahmed], Sudanese music reviewer, dies
1897   Ralph Abercromby, British meteorologist, dies at about 54
1898   Anton Kerner Ritter von Marilaun, Austria botanist, dies at 66
1903   George White, black resident of Delaware, lynched
1906   Fritz Schaudinn, German animal scholar: examined amoebasis, dies at 34
1909   Detlev [Freiherr Friedrich A von] Liliencron, German poet, dies at 65
1910   Marie, Princess of Wied/Orange Nassau, dies
1922   Henry H Wilson, Field Marshal, murdered in London
1925   Felix Klein, German mathematician (Riemannsche Fl„chen), dies at 76
1926   Hermann Suter, composer, dies at 56
1928   George Siegmann, actor (Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba), dies at 46
1930   Karl von Amira, German historian, dies at 82
1937   Jean-Joseph Rab‚arivelo, Hungarian poet, commits suicide at 36
1940   M A Noble, cricketer (giant of NSW/Australian cricket), dies
1940   Vladimir K”ppen, Russ/German/Aust meteorologist, dies at 93
1945   Isamu Tsjo, Japanese chief-staff 32nd Army, commits harakiri
1945   Mitsuri Ushijima, Jap lt-gen/commandant 32nd Army, commits harakiri
1950   Julio Fonseca, composer, dies at 65
1954   Don Hollenbeck, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), dies at 49
1955   Sadashiv Garpatrao Shinde, cricketer (7 Tests for India), dies at 31
1955   Wyllis Cooper, TV narrator (Volume One), dies at 56
1961   Betty Elder, actress (Annie Get Your Gun), dies
1964   Havank, [HF van der Kallen], detective writer (Shade), dies at 60
1965   Adriaan F Dussenbroek, Dutch doctor/co-founder (UNA), dies at 72
1965   David O Selznick, producer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 63
1966   Roger Blunt, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 330 runs, 12 wickets), dies
1967   Adrian Grigor'yevich Shaposhnikov, composer, dies at 79
1969   Judy Garland, actress (Wizard of Oz, Easter Parade), dies at 47
1973   Jacques Leon Wolfe, composer, dies at 77
1974   Darius Milhaud, French composer (Le boeuf sur le toŒt), dies at 81
1979   Emory Parnell, St Paul Minn, actor (Life of Riley), dies at 85
1979   Julius Sommer, dies of heart failure, buried in Dayton Ohio
1981   Lola Lane, actress (Zanzibar, Mystery Ship, Big Fight), dies
1982   Alan Webb, actor (King Lear, Challenge to Lassie), dies at 75
1984   Joseph Losey, director (Go-Between, M, Concrete Jungle), dies at 75
1987   Fred Astaire, actor/dancer (Royal Wedding, Let's Dance), dies at 88
1988   Bramwell Fletcher, actor (Mummy, Raffles, Svengali), dies at 84
1988   Dennis Day, actor/tenor (Jack Benny Show), dies of ALS at 71
1988   Ross Ford, actor (Reform School Girl, Jungle Patrol), dies
1989   Bengt Viktor Johansson, composer, dies at 74
1989   Lee Calhoun, hurdler (Olympics-gold-56, 60), dies at 66
1991   Cameron Miller, actor (Portrait of Claire), dies at 82
1991   Kevin O'Connor, actor (Bogie), dies of cancer at 56
1992   Chuck Mitchell, actor (Penitentiary), dies
1992   Frederic I Rinaldo, writer (Abbott & Costello meet Frankenstein), dies
1992   M F K Fisher, cook book author, dies of Parkinson Disease at 83
1993   Hannah Troy, fashion designer (petite), dies of heart attack at 93
1993   M'hammed Boukhozba, Algerian sociologist, murdered at 52
1993   Pat Nixon, 1st lady (1969-75), dies of lung cancer at 81
1994   Jack Davies, screenwriter, dies at 80
1995   Georges Yves Marie Congar, Dominican theologian cardinal, dies at 91
1996   James Leander "Leo" Nichols, honorary consul, dies at 65
1996   Ray Lindwall, cricketer (228 wkts 61 Tests for Australia), dies at 74
1996   Salah Abou Seif, film director, dies at 81
1996   Tertius Metcalf, businessman, dies at 63

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