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Births   Deaths   Events
1278   680 Jews arrested (293 hanged) in England for counterfeiting coins
1511   England & Spain sign anti-French covenant
1555   William of Orange becomes member of Council of State
1558   Elizabeth I ascends English throne upon death of Queen Mary
1734   John Zenger, arrested for libel against NY col gov; later acquitted
1785   Church of England organizes in New England
1796   Battle of Arcole-Napolean I's French forces beat Austrians in Italy
1798   -21) Snow storms in New England, 100s die
1800   Congress held 1st session in Wash DC in incompleted Capitol building
1800   John Adams is 1st pres to move into the White House
1839   Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Oberte Conti Di," premieres in Milan
1842   Fugitive slave George Latimer, captured in Boston
1842   Opera "Linda di Chamounix" is produced (London)
1853   Street signs authorized at San Francisco intersections
1858   Origin of Modified Julian Period
1862   Confederate Sec of War George B Randolph resigns
1863   -Dec 4th) Battle of Knoxville, TN
1863   Lincoln begins 1st draft of his Gettysburg Address
1866   Opera "Mignon" is produced (Paris)
1869   Englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race (13K Paris-Rouen)
1869   Suez Canal (Egypt) opens, links Mediterranean & Red seas
1874   Emigrant ship Cospatrick catches fire & sinks off Auckland, NZ
1875   Amer Theosophical Society founded by Mme Blavatsky & Col Olcott
1877   Gilbert/Sullivans operette "Sorcerer," premieres in London
1884   Cops arrest John L Sullivan in 2nd round for being "cruel"
1888   St Tsjaikovsky's 5th Symphony premieres in Petersburg
1889   Union Pacific begins daily through service, Chicago-Portland & SF
1894   Daily Racing Form founded
1904   George Cohans musical "Little Johnny Jones," premieres in NYC
1913   1st US dental hygienists course forms, Bridgeport, Ct
1913   Panama Canal opens
1914   US declares Panama Canal Zone neutral
1917   Lenin defended "temporary" removal of freedom of the press
1918   Social Democratic Party becomes Communistc Party Holland: CPH
1922   Turkish sultan Mehmed VI flees to Malta on British warship
1926   NHL's Chicago Black Hawks play their 1st game, beat Tor St Pats 4-1
1927   Tornado hits Washington DC
1928   Boston Garden officially opens
1928   Notre Dame finally lost a football game after nearly 25 years
1929   Pascual Ortiz Rubio elected president of Mexico
1929   Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo
1930   Musical "Sweet & Low" with Fanny Brice premieres in NYC
1931   Bradman scores 135 NSW v South Africa, 128 mins, 15 fours
1932   German govt of von Papen, resigns
1933   US recognizes USSR, opens trade
1934   Lyndon B Johnson marries Claudia Alta Taylor
1936   Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy become overnight success on radio
1937   Britains Lord Halifax visits Germany, beginning of appeasement
1938   Italy passes their own version of anti-Jewish Nuremberg laws
1939   German U-boat torpedoes passenger ship
1939   Jerome Kern/Hammerstein II's "Very Warm for May," premieres in NYC
1940   Green Bay Packers become 1st NFL team to travel by plane
1941   Virgil Thomson's 2nd Symphony, premieres
1944   -Nov 19] Nazi raids in Dutch NE Polder
1945   "Girl from Nantucket" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 12 perfs
1945   New world air speed record 606 mph (975 kph) set by HJ Wilson of RAF
1948   Britain's House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry
1953   St Louis Browns officially become the Baltimore Baseball Club Inc
1956   Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)
1956   USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1957   WBOY TV channel 12 in Clarksburg, WV (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1958   KAII TV channel 7 in Wailuku, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1959   De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond
1959   Giants slugger Willie McCovey wins NL Rookie of Year
1959   William Shea shows proposed NYC stadium with transparent roof
1960   New Washington franchise is awarded to Elwood Quesada
1962   "Little Me" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 257 performances
1962   "Nowhere to Go, But Up" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 9 perfs
1962   Pres Kennedy dedicates Dulles Intl Airport outside Wash DC
1962   Simon/Coleman/Leigh's musical "Little Me," premieres in NYC
1962   USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1963   Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational
1964   British Labour Party installs weapon embargo against South Africa
1965   General Meeting of UN refuses admittance of China PR
1965   William Eckert is unanimously elected commissioner of baseball
1966   Leonids meteor shower peaks (150,000+ per hour)
1967   Beatles Ltd & Apple Music Ltd swap names
1967   French author R‚gis Debray sentenced to 30 years in Bolivia
1967   Surveyor 6 becomes 1st man-made object to lift off Moon
1968   "Zorba" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 305 performances
1968   John Kander/Fred Ebbs musical "Zorba," premieres in NYC
1968   Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational
1968   KHNE TV channel 29 in Hastings, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968   NBC cuts to show "Heidi," misses Raider's rally to beat Jets, 43-32
1969   SALT-discussions open in Helsinki Finland
1970   British newspaper Sun puts 1st pinup girl on pg 3 (Stephanie Rahn)
1970   Russia lands Lunokhod 1 unmanned remote-controlled vehicle on Moon
1972   Juan Per¢n returns to Argentina
1973   Greek regime attacks students with tanks, 100s killed
1973   Pres Nixon tells AP "...people have got to know whether or not their pres is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook"
1973   Teri Garr plays role of a stripper on "The Nurse"
1974   Bonnie Bryant wins Bill Branch LPGA Golf Classic
1974   Union of Banana Exporting Countries (UPEB) forms
1976   China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1977   Bernard Pomerance's "Elephant Man," premieres in London
1977   Egyptian Pres Sadat formally accepts invitation to visit Israel
1977   Miss World Contest - Miss UK wears $9,500 platinum bikini
1978   Gerald Lascelles (under English princess Mary) weds Elizabeth Colvin
1979   Daniel Okrent sketches out 1st draft rules for Rotisserie Baseball
1979   Khomeini frees most black & female US hostages
1979   NY Stars (WBL) home opener at MSG in NYC
1979   On a flight to Austin, TX, Daniel Okrent sketches out the first
1980   John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in UK
1981   "1st" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 37 performances
1981   NBA NY Knick Bill Cartwright, ties record of 19 of 19 free throws
1982   Dale Murphy wins NL MVP
1983   "La Tragedie de Carmen" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 187 perfs
1983   Harm Wiersma retains checkers world championship
1983   Phila Flyers win 13th straight NHL game
1984   Golden State Warrior scores 59 points losing to NJ Nets 124-110
1984   Islanders score 20 assists against Rangers
1985   Howard Stern begins broadcasting on 92.3 WXRK FM NY
1985   NY Jets best offensive production beating Tampa Bay 62-28
1986   "Oh Coward!" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 56 performances
1987   George Bell is 1st Blue Jay ever to win the AL MVP
1988   Linda Petursdottir of Iceland, 18, crowned 38th Miss World
1988   Neil Simon's "Rumors," premieres in NYC
1989   Bret Saberhagen signs record $2,966,667 per year KC Royal contract
1991   "Brigadoon" closes at New York State Theater NYC after 12 performances
1991   1st TV condom ad aired (FOX- TV)
1991   Detroit Lion Mike Utley is paralized in a game vs LA Rams
1992   "Gypsy Passion" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 55 performances
1992   Blue Jay Nigel Wilson is 1st pick of Marlins in expansion draft
1992   Dateline NBC airs a demonstration show General Motors trucks, blowing up on impact, later revealed NBC rigged test
1992   Erling Kagge begins successful exploration at South pole
1993   "Grand Night For Singing" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 perfs
1993   Antonov AN-124 flies in South Iran against mountain: 17 killed
1993   US House of Representatives approve Nafta
1994   "Sunset Boulevard" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 977 performances
1994   3rd Germany government of Kohl forms
1994   Irish government of Reynolds resigns
1996   "Present Laughter" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
1996   Sam's Town Bowling Invitational
1997   Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame

331   Flavius Claudius Julianus, [Julian the Apostate], emperor
1503   Il Bronzino, Florentine painter (Eleanor de Toledo & her Son)
1594   Johan van Beverwijck, Dutch physician/writer (Treasure of Health)
1690   No‰l-Nicolas Coypel, French painter/cartoonist
1704   Salomeja Neris, [S Bacinskaite-Buciene], Latvian poet
1755   Louis XVIII, 1st post-revolutionary king of France (1814-24)
1771   Jonathan Huntington, composer
1773   Mih ly Csokonai Vit‚z, Hungarian poet (B‚kaeg‚rhartz)
1787   Michele Carafa, composer
1790   August Ferdinand M”bius, mathematician, inventor (M”bius strip)
1794   John Barrien Montgomery, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1873
1799   Titian Ramsey Peale, US, artist/naturalist (American Ornithology)
1808   Alberich Zwyssig, composer
1814   Joseph Finegan, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1885
1816   August W Ambros, Austria musicologist (History of Music)
1826   John McArthur, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906
1834   Stephen Hinsdale Weed, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1837   David Capriles, director of psychiatry of Monte Christo, Cura‡ao
1837   Derk J A Haspels, Dutch actor
1837   Willem Coenen, composer
1854   Louis HG Lyautey, French minister of Defense (1916-17)
1859   Gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup, composer
1865   John S Plaskett, Canadian astronomer (Plaskett's twins)
1876   Baron Joseph van de Meulebroeck, mayor (Brussels, Belgium)
1878   Grace Abbott, Grand Island Neb, social worker (US Children Bureau)
1879   Gerardus H de Haas, socialist vicar
1881   Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, English 1st baron of Hesketh Dutch/MP
1883   Harold Baumgartner, cricketer (one Test S Africa v England 1913)
1885   Henry de Man, Belgium, sociologist/chairman (Belgian Workers Party)
1886   Crane Wilbur, Athens NY, dir/writer (Bat, Canon City, Yellow Cargo)
1887   Bernard L Montgomery, British field marshall (WW II-African campaign)
1888   Ariantje "Jeanne" Leg, actress (It Vijgeblaadje, It Hippie)
1890   Jack Cusack, pro football pioneer (Canton Bulldogs)
1891   Guido Pannain, composer
1891   Jean Del Val, [Gautier], France, actor (Sainted Devil, Flying Deuces)
1892   Max Deutsch, composer
1894   Eelco van Kleffens, minister of Foreign affairs (1939-46)/diplomat
1894   Sophocles Venizelos, premier of Greece (1944, 50-51)
1897   Ed Baker, Davis WV, actor (Keystone Kops)
1897   Frank Fay, SF CA, actor (God's Gift to Women, Love Nest)
1897   Sara Haden, Galveston Tx, actress (A Family Affair)
1899   Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Coup of Trafalgar)
1900   Marcel Dalio, Paris, actor (Casablanca)
1901   Joyce Wethered, Surrey England, golfer (4 time British Amateur champ)
1901   Lee Strasberg, Austria, acting coach/actor (Somewhere in the Night)
1901   Max Zehnder, composer
1901   Raymond Chevreuille, Belgian composer
1901   Walter Hallstein, West German politician (CDU) (Hallstein doctrine)
1902   Eugene Paul Wigner, mathematician/physicist (A Bomb, Nobel 1963)
1902   Lee Strasberg, Austria, acting coach/actor (And Justice for All)
1903   Joseph Kaminski, composer
1904   Isamu Noguchi, sculptor (1963 Fine Arts Medal)
1905   Arthur Chipperfield, cricketer (Aus batsman & leggie 99 on Test debut)
1905   Astrid Bernadotte, Princess of Sweden
1905   Mischa Auer, [Ounskowsky], St Petersburg Rus, actor (My Man Godfrey)
1905   Wazyk, [Adam Wagman], Polish poet/author (Eyes & Mouth)
1906   Betty Bronson, Trenton NJ, actress (Evel Knievel, One Stolen Night)
1906   Soichiro Honda, Japan, founder/CEO (Honda Motor Co)
1909   Gerald Savory, actor playwright/TV producer (Heart of the Matter)
1911   Charles Walters, US, actor/choreographer/director (Easter parade)
1911   Nobutaka Shikanai, Japans media CEO (Fujisankei Com Group)
1911   William Tannen, NYC, actor (Jailhouse Rock, Sitting Bull)
1914   Archie Campbell, Bullsgap Tenn, comedian (Hee Haw)
1916   Winson Hudson, community activist (rural Mississippi)
1917   Jack Lescoulie, Sacramento Calif, TV host (Jackie Gleason Show)
1919   Hershy Kay, Philadelphia Penn, composer/arranger (Olympic Hymn)
1919   Ludwig Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord, journalist
1921   Fr‚ [Frederik] Meis, Dutch MP (Communist)
1922   Emile Noel, international civil servant
1923   Bert Sutcliffe, cricketer (all-time great NZ left-handed bat)
1923   Robert Francis Vere Heuston, British professor of law
1924   Lucas J "Luc" Lutz, Dutch actor/director (Hague Comedy)
1925   Charles Mackerras, Schenectady NY, Australian conductor
1925   Colin Campbell Mitchell, soldier
1925   Libby Newman, painter/printmaker/curator
1925   Rock Hudson, Winnetka, Ill, actor (Pillow Talk, A Farewell to Arms)
1927   Ellis Hillman, politician
1928   Colin McDonald, cricketer (stalwart Australian opening bat for 1950's)
1929   Edgar White, US, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1952)
1929   Pieter A H Bos, Dutch lawyer/attorney general on Aruba
1929   Sumner White, US, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1952)
1930   Bob Mathias, Tulare Calif, decathelete (Olympic-gold-1948, 52)
1930   Brian Joseph Lenihan, politician
1930   David Werner Amram, Philadelphia Pa, composer (Splendor in the Grass)
1934   James M Inhofe, (Rep-R-Oklahoma)
1935   Anton Sailer, Austria, skier (Olympic-3 golds-1956)
1936   Leni van Rijn-Vellekoop, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1937   Peter Edward Cook, Torquay England, actor/comedian (Bedazzled)
1938   Alvaro Leon Cassuto, composer
1938   Gordon Lightfoot, Ontario Canada, folksinger (Sundown)
1938   Peter Snell, NZ, 800m/1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1960, 64)
1938   Thomas Black, English industrial/auto collector
1941   Gene Clark, LA Calif, rock vocalist/guitarist (Byrds)
1941   Peter Hoagland, (Rep-D-Nebraska)
1942   Annemarie Oster, Dutch actress (Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden)
1942   Bob Gaudio, Bronx NY, rocker (Four Seasons-Sherry)
1942   Martin Scorsese, Queens, dir (Mean Streets, Last Temptation of Christ)
1943   Lauren Hutton, [Mary], Charleston SC, model/actress (American Gigolo)
1944   Danny DeVito, Neptune NJ, actor (Taxi, Ruthless People, Twins)
1944   Eugene Clarke, Tipton Missouri, rock guitarist
1944   Lorne Michaels, [Lipowitz], Toronto Ontario, comedian (SNL)
1944   Tom Seaver, pitcher (NY Met, 300 game winner, Cy Young '69 '73 '75)
1945   Elvin Hayes, NBA star (San Diego, Houston, Baltimore)
1945   Jeremy Hanley, British Lower house member
1945   Roland Joffe, director (City of Joy, Mission, Killing Fields)
1946   Martin Barre, British pop guitarist (Jethro Tull)
1947   Rod Clements, rocker
1947   Stewkey, [Robert Antoni], rocker
1948   Jaime Huelamo, Spain, cyclist (Olympic-bronze-1972) drug disqualified
1949   John Boehner, (Rep-R-Ohio)
1949   Thomas Lionel Hill, New Orleans, 110m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1972)
1950   Roland Matthes, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Oly-gold-1968, 72)
1951   Dean Paul Martin, Santa Monica Calif, actor (Billy-Misfits of Science)
1952   M Cyril Ramaphosa, sec-gen of South African Mine Workers' Union
1952   Roman Codreanu, Romania, wrestler (Olympic-1980)
1953   Dino Martin Jr, rocker
1953   Jilly Johnson, England, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde)
1955   Bill McCreary, Ontario, NHL referee
1955   Peter Cox, rocker (Go West-Call Me, Don't Look Down)
1955   Yolanda King, actress (Fluke, Ghosts of Mississippi)
1957   Daisy Fuentes, Havana Cuba, VJ (MTV International) (claims 1964)
1958   Allison Finney, Winnetka IL, LPGA golfer (1989 Standard Register)
1958   Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Oak Park Ill, actress (Color of Money)
1959   William R Moses, LA Calif, actor (Cole-Falcon Crest)
1960   Jonathan Ross, British talk show host (Tall Guy)
1960   RuPaul, drag queen/model/actor (RuPaul Show)
1961   Merete Van Kemp, Denmark, actress (Grace-Dallas, Princess Daisy)
1962   Eric Olson, Santa Monica Calif, actress (Apple's Way)
1963   Marco T Dawson, Freising Germany, PGA golfer (1995 Greater Milw-2nd)
1963   Pedro Luis Estrada, Bkln NY, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1964   Marina Tcherkasova, US, pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1980)
1964   Michelle Knox-Zaloom, Annapolis MD, rower (Olympics-96)
1965   Grant Connell, Regina Saskatchawan, tennis player (Olympics-96)
1965   Paul Sorrento, Somerville MA, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
1965   Raffaella Reggi, Italy, tennis star
1965   Rob Koll, Bellefonte PA, 163 lbs/74 kg freestyle wrestler (Olymp-96)
1965   Winthrop Graham, Jamaica, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1988)
1966   Daisy Fuentes, model/MTV veejay (America's Funniest Videos)
1966   Jeff Nelson, Baltimore MD, pitcher (NY Yankees)
1966   Sophie Marceau, Paris France, actress (Braveheart, L'Amour Braque)
1967   Howard Griffith, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1967   Ronnie Devoe, Boston, vocals (New Edition, Bell Div Devoe-Candy Girl)
1967   Sheila Lussier, La Mesa Calif, actress (Reform School, My Chauffeur)
1968   Cacho Conde, WLAF tight end/running back (Barcelona Dragons)
1969   Takako Inque, Toride Japan, wrestler (Japan)
1970   Chris Tamer, Dearborn, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
1970   Max Huiberts, soccer player (Roda JC)
1971   Audra Keller, Macon Georgia, tennis star (1993 Futures-Evansville IN)
1972   Ron Lewis, WLAF OL (Amsterdam Admirals)
1973   Scott Rehberg, tackle (New England Patriots)
1974   Abbygale Williamson Arenas, Miss Universe-Photogenic (Phil, 1997)
1974   Brandon Call, actor (Baywatch, Blind Fury, Step by Step)
1974   Marc Edwards, NFL fullback (SF 49ers)
1976   Dafne Zeledon, Miss Universe-Costa Rica (1996)
1980   Isaac Hanson, vocalist (Hansons-Do Wah)
1980   [Clarke] Isaac Hanson, Tulsa OK, singer (Hansons-MMMMbop)
1988   Justin Cooper actor (Liar, Liar, General Hospital)

375   Valentinianus I, co-emperor of E Roman Empire (336-75), dies at ñ54
474   Leo II, Byzantine Emperor (474), dies
594   Gregorius van Tours, Frankisch bishop of Tours, dies
1093   Margaret, widow of Scottish king Malcolm III, dies
1231   Elisabeth van Thringen, Hungarian princess, dies at about 24
1512   Kempo Roeper, Frisian rebel, quartered
1558   Mary I Tudor, "Bloody Mary", queen of England (1553-58), dies at 42
1558   Reginald Pole, English cardinal/scholar/"heretic", dies at 58
1562   Antoine of Bourbon, duke of Vend“me/huguenot, dies in battle at 47
1608   Adolf, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies in battle at 22
1648   Thomas Ford, composer, dies
1747   Alain R Lesage, French author (Le diable boiteux), dies at 79
1768   Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st duke of Newcastle, dies at 75
1770   Gian Francesco de Majo, composer, dies at 38
1796   Catharina II the Great, empress of Russia (1762-96), dies at 67
1818   Charlotte Sophia von Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of England, dies
1826   Louise Reichardt, composer, dies at 47
1848   Jozef B "Olim" Cannaert, Flemish lawyer, dies
1856   William Knyvett, composer, dies at 77
1862   Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky, composer, dies at 63
1875   Hilario Ascasubi, Argentina author (pampa, gauchos & indians), dies
1893   Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg, king of Bulgaria (1879-86), dies at 36
1905   Adolf WAKF, duke of Nassau/grand duke of Luxembourg, dies at 88
1905   Philip EFMCBLG, earl of Flanders, dies
1917   F-Auguste-R Rodin, French sculptor (Baiser, Thinker), dies at 77
1921   John McLaren, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1912), dies
1927   Adolf A Joffe, Russian author/diplomat, commits suicide at 44
1929   A F A Lilley, cricketer (92 dismissals in 35 Tests 1896-1909), dies
1929   Herman Hollerith, German/US statistician (punch card), dies at 69
1931   Georgi Atanasov, composer, dies at 50
1931   John P Lotsy, botanist/geneticist (Resumptio Genetics), dies at 64
1937   Jack Worrall, cricketer (Australian batsman 1885-99, 11 Tests), dies
1941   Earnest Udet, German general/head air pioneer, commits suicide
1943   Paul Charles Rene Landormy, composer, dies at 74
1944   A C MacLaren, cricketer (England batsman from turn of century), dies
1944   Bernard Ray, US lieutenant, dies in Battle at Hrtgenwald
1947   Ricarda Huch, writer, dies at 83
1955   James Price Johnson, composer, dies at 64
1959   Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer/pianist/conductor, dies at 72
1962   Arthur Vining Davis, CEO (Alcoa-1910-57), dies at 95 in Miami
1968   Wilhelm Lehmann, writer, dies at 86
1970   Naunton Wayne, actor (Dead of Night), dies at 69
1971   Gladys Cooper, actress (Margaret-The Rogues), dies at 83
1971   Jackie Cooper, actor (People's Choice), dies at 49
1971   Melville Cooper, actor (Diane, Bundle of Joy), dies of cancer at 75
1974   Clive Brook, actor/director (On Approval), dies at 87
1975   Kay Johnson, actress (Real Glory, Of Human Bondage), dies at 70
1976   Victor Alessandro, composer, dies at 60
1978   Claude Dauphin, actor (Paris Precinct), dies at 75
1978   James J "Gene" Tunney, heavyweight boxing champ (1926-8), dies at 80
1979   John Glassock, bass (Jethro Tull), dies at 27 following heart surgery
1981   Bob Eberly, singer (Jimmy Dorsey Band), dies at 65
1982   Bill Baldwin, announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 69
1982   Duk Koo Kim, S Korean boxer, legally declared dead
1982   Eduard Tubin, composer, dies at 77
1982   Ruth Donnelly, comedienne, dies at 86 in NYC
1984   Jan Novak, composer, dies at 63
1985   Jimmy Ritz, actor (Ritz Brothers), dies of heart failure at 81
1986   Alan Hewitt, actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian), dies at 71
1986   Georges Besse, French president-director of Renault, murdered
1987   Irene Wicker, singer/actress (Singing Lady), dies at 81
1988   Sheilah Graham, gossip columnist, dies of heart failure at 84
1989   Billy Lee, actor (Sons of Legion, Biscuit Eater), dies
1989   Emerson Buckley, composer, dies at 73
1991   John Blatnik, (Rep-Minn, 1947-75), dies at 80
1991   Kelly Jean Van Dyke-Nance, (Jerry Van Dyke's daughter), suicide at 33
1991   Paul Reid Roman, actor (Aviator, Blue Knight), dies of cancer at 55
1992   Audre Lorde, St Croix' feminist author (Black Unicorn), dies
1993   Jthm de Vreeze, Dutch MP (KVP, 1956..77), dies at 80
1994   G Waller, German/Swiss movie journalist (NRC/Variety), dies at 82
1995   Alan Hull, singer/composer, dies at 50
1995   Edward LeBone Molotlegi, chief of the Bafokeng, dies at 66
1995   John Prickett, teacher/ecumenist, dies at 88
1995   Marguerite Young, writer, dies at 87
1995   Peter John Welding, record producer, dies at 60
1996   Andrew John Fairclough, trade union educator, dies at 45
1996   Johan Fleming Ramsland, broadcaster, dies at 54

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