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Events for today in history Birthdays  Deaths
0767 St Paul I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1119 Battle of Sarmada - Emir Ilghazi defeat French Crusaders
1245 1st Council of Lyons (13th ecumenical council) opens
1461 Edward IV crowned king of England
1485 Gent/Brugge/Ieper recognize Maximilian of Austria as regent of Neth
1519 King Carlos I elected Roman Catholic German emperor Charles V
1524 Duke van Bourbon occupies Province
1575 Spanish troops conquer Buren
1583 Duke French van Valois returns to France
1593 Earl Mauritius conquerors Geertruidenberg
1629 Peace of Alčs: Rights of French huguenots limited
1635 French colony of Guadeloupe established in Caribbean
1675 Battle at Fehrbellin: Brandenburgs army beats Sweden
1748 Riot after public execution in Amsterdam, 200+ killed
1762 1st reported counterfeiting attempt (Boston)
1762 Russian tsarina Catharina II grabs power
1770 Quakers open a school for blacks in Philadelphia
1776 Charleston, SC repulses British sea attack
1778 Battle of Monmouth, NJ (Gen Washington beats Clinton)
1778 Mary Ludwig Hayes "Molly Pitcher" aids American patriots
1807 British troops lands at Ensenada, Argentina
1820 Tomato is proven non-poisonous
1832 Gerrit Moll measures noise of guns
1838 Britain's Queen Victoria crowned in Westminster Abbey
1859 1st dog show held (Newcastle-on-Tyne, England)
1861 Leipzig Observatory discovers short-period (6.2 yrs) Comet d'Arrest
1862 Day 4 of 7 Days-Battle of Savage's Station/Garnett's Farm, VA
1869 Amsterdam typographer strike
1874 Freedmen's Bank closes
1887 Phillies most lopsided shut-out beating Indianapolis 24-0
1892 Phillies tie club record of 16 straight victories
1894 Labor Day established as a federal employees holiday
1895 El Salvador, Honduras & Nicaragua form Central American Union
1897 Marquis C de Bonchamps' expedition reaches Gore Ethiopia
1902 Congress authorizes Louisiana Purchase Expo $1 gold coin
1902 US buys concession to build Panama canal from French for $40 million
1904 International Anti-Military Cooperation (IAMV) forms in Amsterdam
1907 Nationals steal a record 13 bases off catcher Branch Rickey
1909 1st French air show, Concours d'Avation opens
1911 Joseph Caillaux forms govt in France
1914 Austria invades Siberia (WW I)
1917 Potato entrepreneurs begins in Amsterdam
1917 Raggedy Ann doll invented
1918 1st flight between Hawaiian Islands
1919 Carl Mazes pitches a complete doubleheader against NY Yankees
1919 Harry S Truman marries Elizabeth Virginia Wallace in Independence
1919 Treaty of Versailles ending WW I signed in France
1923 Dodgers lost 7-0 lead, as Phillies score 8 in bottom of 9th
1923 Queen Wilhelmina & Prince Henry for state visit to London
1924 Test cricket ump debut for Frank Chester, v South Africa at Lord's
1924 Tornado strikes Sandusky Ohio & Lorain Ohio, killing 93
1928 Alfred E Smith (NY-Gov) nominated for president at Dem Convention
1928 Friedrich Schmiedl attempted rocket mail in Austria (unsuccessful)
1930 1st night game in Detroit at newly built Hamtramck Stadium as Negro League Detroit Stars take on KC Monarchs
1934 Hitler flies to Essen (Night of Long Knifes)
1935 Earl Averill's consecutive-game streak ends at 673
1935 FDR ordersa federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox Kentucky
1938 Bradman scores 102* in drawn 2nd Test cricket at Lord's
1938 Queen Victoria ascends to British throne
1939 Joe Louis TKOs Tony Galent in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
1939 Pan Am opens southern route transatlantic air service (Dixie Clipper)
1939 Yanks hit 13 HRs, sweep A's 23-2 & 10-0
1940 "Quiz Kids?" premieres on radio
1940 Romania cedes Bessarabia to Soviet Union
1941 German & Romanian soldiers kill 11,000 Jews in Kishinev
1941 German troops occupy Galicia Poland
1942 Col-gen Von Hoth' 6th Pantser enters Voronezj
1942 Dumont TV network begins (WABD NY)
1945 Polish Provisional Govt of National Unity set up by Soviets
1946 Enrico de Nicola becomes 1st pres of Italy
1946 Permanent radio play-by-play of Cleve Indians games begins
1947 "Temptation (Tim-Tayshun) by Red Ingle with Jo Stafford hits #1
1948 US/British airlift to West-Berlin begins
1950 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 278 perfs
1950 North Korean forces capture Seoul, South Korea [or 1/4/1951?]
1951 "Amos 'n' Andy" premieres on CBS TV
1953 8th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1954 111°F (44°C) at Camden, South Carolina (state record)
1956 1st atomic reactor built for private research operates Chicago Ill
1956 Riots break out in Poznan Poland, 38 die
1957 Reds' fans stuff ballot box, electing 8 Reds as All Star starters
1957 Frick overrules & names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, & Hank Aaron to team
1958 Brazil becomes world soccer champ in Sweden
1958 Nancy Ramey swims world record 100m (1:09.6)
1959 Phils Wally Post is only outfielder to throw out 2 runners in an inning twice (Losing to Giants 6-0)
1960 10.40" (26.42 cm) of rainfall, Dunmor, Kentucky (state 24-hour record)
1961 Phils & SF set then record longest night game (5h11m) 7-7 15 inn tie
1962 Thalidomide drug banned in Netherlands
1963 Belaunde Terry inaugurated as pres of Peru
1963 Khrushchev visits East-Berlin
1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waldemar Golf Open
1964 Organization for Afo-American Unity forms in NY by Malcolm X
1965 1st US ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by Pres Johnson
1965 Princess Beatrice & Claus von Amsberg announce engagement
1966 Ernie Terrel beats Doug Jones in 15 wba for heavyweight boxing title
1967 George Harrison is fined ś6 for speeding
1967 Israel annexes East Jerusalem
1968 Daniel Ellsberg indicted for leaking Pentagon Papers
1969 John Hampshire scores 107 on Test cricket debut v WI at Lord's
1970 Mary Mills wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open
1971 Fillmore East closes
1971 Phillies' Rick Wise hits 2 HRs & no-hits Reds
1971 Supreme Court (8-0) overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali
1973 Lawsuit in Detroit challenges Little League's "no girls" rule
1973 Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis & Althea Gibson elected
1974 Fall of earth & rocks kill 200 (Quebrada Blanca Canyon, Colombia)
1974 Wings release "Band on the Run" & "Zoo Gang" in UK
1975 David Bowie releases "Fame"
1975 Golfer Lee Trevino is struck by lightning at Western Open (Ill)
1976 1st woman was admitted to Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs Colo
1976 Hijacked French Airbus lands in Entebbe, Uganda
1977 Billy Hunter becomes Rangers' 4th manager in 6 days
1977 Supreme Court allows Federal control of Nixon tapes papers
1978 UNICEF chooses rock group Kansas as ambassadors of goodwill
1978 Supreme Court orders Cal medical school to admit Allan Bakke a white man claiming reverse discrimination when application was rejected
1979 OPEC raises oil prices 24%
1980 NYC transit fare rises from 50› to 60›
1981 "Piaf" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 165 performances
1981 74 government officials die in attack in Iran
1981 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
1982 Prince Chuck & Lady Di name their baby "William"
1983 Bridge section along I-95 in Greenwich, Ct collapsed kills 3
1983 NASA launches Galaxy-A
1985 Discovery ferried back to Kennedy Space Center via Bergstrom AFB, Tx
1986 Irish population condemns divorce
1986 Kenneth & Nellie Pike challenge Ala Dem runoff win by AG C Graddick
1987 "Dreamgirls" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 177 performances
1987 Deb Richard wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1987 Don Baylor sets career hit-by-pitch mark at 244 (Pitcher Rick Rhoden)
1988 Mike Tyson sues to break contract with manager Bill Cayton
1990 17th annual Daytime Emmy Awards
1990 Emmy 17th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 11th time
1992 "Chinese Coffee" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 18 performances
1992 2 earthquakes, including 3rd strongest in US (7.4) rock Calif
1992 Burharnuddin Rabbani becomes president of Afghanistan
1992 Italian govt of Amato forms
1992 LA Police commisioner Daryl Gates steps down
1992 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1992 Pres Bush's daughter Dorothy marries Bobby Koch
1992 US Dream Team beats Cuba in 1st exhibition basketball game, 133-57
1993 Doctors recommend ligament transplant to Jose Canseco's arm
1993 Jacques Lemaire is named NJ Devils 8th Head Coach
1993 NCRV shows last "Cheers" in Neth
1993 Carlton Fisk, 45, released by White Sox, as all time leader of most games caught & most HRs by a catcher
1994 NY Met Pitcher Dwight Gooden suspended for 60 days due to drug charges
1995 NJ Devils Stanley Cup Victory Party, admidst rumours they were moving to Nashville, goalie Chris Terreri holds up "Nashville? NO WAY!" sign
1996 "Nutty Professor," starring Eddie Murphy opens in theaters in the USA
1997 "Master Class," closes at Golden Theater NYC after 601 performances
1997 "Steel Peer," closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 76 perfs
1997 TV evangelist Robert Schuller attacks a flight attendant
1998 wins ShopRite LPGA Classic

Birthdays for today in history Events  Deaths
1367Sigismund, German Emperor/king of Hungary/Bohemia
1476Paul IV, [Giampietro Caraffa], inquisition/Pope (1555-59)
1490Albrecht von Brandenburg, German archbishop/monarch of Mainz/cardinal
1547Cristofano Malvezzi, composer
1550John Drusius, Flemish hebrew translator
1577Peter Paul Rubens, Siegen, Flemish Baroque painter (Circumcision)
1586Paul Siefert, composer
1712Jean Jacques Rousseau, France, composer/social contractor (Confession)
1734Jean-Jacques Beauvarget-Charpentier, composer
1787Henry G W Smith, leader of British-Indian forces
1806Napoleon Coste, composer
1808Cristina di Trivulzio di Belgioioso, Italian princess/politican
1812Rudolf von Alt, Austrian painter
1816Jacob P P baron van Zuylen van Nijevelt, Min Foreign Affairs (1852-53)
1824Paul Broca, France, brain surgeon/anthro (located speech center)
1824William Tatus Wofford, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1884
1825Richard ACE Erlenmeyer, German chemist (Erlenemyer kolf)
1831Joseph Joachim, Kittsee Germany, violinist (Hungarian Concerto)
1847Sveinbjorn Sveinbjornsson, composer
1852Hans Huber, composer
1853Edwin Arthur Jones, composer
1865Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer/journalist (Remarkable Stories)
1867Luigi Pirandello, Italy, writer (6 Characters-Nobel 1934)
1867William Courtleigh, Guelph Ontario, actor (Eyes of Youth, Madame X)
1873Alexis Carrel, France, surgeon/sociologist/biologist (Nobel 1912)
1874Oley Speaks, composer
1879Sigurd von Koch, composer
1885Berthold Viertel, writer
1885Giuseppe Mule, composer
1886Joe Cox, cricketer (S African pace bowler in 1913-14 series v England)
1887Boleslav Vomacka, composer
1888George Challenor, cricketer (pioneering West Indian batsman)
1889Frank Mayo, silent screen actor (Burning Gold, Hell's Headquarters)
1892Edward H Carr, England, historian (History of Soviet Russia)
1893Luciano Gallet, composer
1893Nils Bjorkander, composer
1894Lois Wilson, Pitts Pa, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family)
1895Kazimierz Sikorski, composer
1897Jacobus J E Hondius, graphic artist
1900Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Kordian into Cham)
1902John Dillinger, US bank robber (public enemy #1)
1902Pierre Brunet, France, figure skater pair (Olympic-gold-1928, 32)
1902Richard Rodgers, Hammels Station NY, composer (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
1903Alan Bunce, Westfield NJ, actor (Albert-Ethel & Albert)
1904Wlodzimierz Pozniak, composer
1906Maria Goeppert Mayer, US atomic physicist (Nobel 1963)
1906Nancy Mayhew Youngman, artist/educator
1906Safford Cape, US/Belgian conductor/composer/music historian
1907Paul-Emile Victor, French pole explorer (La civilisation du phoque)
1908James L Reinsch, media-adviser (Roosevelt/Churchill/Kennedy)
1909Arnold Shaw, composer
1909Eric Ambler, London, suspense writer (Epitaph for a Spy)
1909French van Immerseel, Belgian graphic artist
1912Audrey Langford, singing teacher
1912Carl F von Weiszäcker, German physicist/philosopher
1912Sergiu Celibidache, conductor
1913George Walter Selwyn Lloyd, English composer (Serf, John Socman)
1914Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player
1914Lester Raymond Flatt, TN, bluegrass (Earl-Ballad of Jed Clampett)
1917Willem "Wim" Sonneveld, Dutch singer/actor (My Fair Lady)
1918Bert Schierbeek, [Lambertus], Dutch writer/poet (Cross Roads)
1921P V Narasimha Rao, premier of India (1991- )
1922Terje Stigen, Norwegian author (Det siste paradiset)
1923Lloyd Labeach, Panama City, 100m/200m runner (Olympic-bronze-1948)
1924Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch radio host
1925Giselher W Kleber, German (opera)composer (Die Räuber)
1926Mel Brooks, NYC, comedian/actor/director (Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs)
1926Robert Shelton Shapiro, journalist
1927Theo van Tijn, Dutch marxist/social-historian
1928Andrew Gordon Speedie-Pask, cybernetician stage producer/lyricist
1928Peter Heine, cricketer (solid South African fast bowler in 1950's)
1928Ronald Alfred Gardyne "Rags" Butler, sailor
1929Don Dubbins, Brooklyn, actor (Enchanted Island, Fix)
1930Nikolay Nikolayevich Karetnikov, composer
1933Gunnar Reynir Sveinsson, composer
1933Pat Morita, Berkeley CA, actor (Happy Days, Karate Kid)
1934Carl M Levin, (Sen-D Michigan, 1979- )
1934Roy Gilchrist, cricketer (volatile WI fast bowler of late 50s)
1936Bill Orton, (Rep-R-UT, 1983- )
1936Gisela Kraft, writer
1936Major R Owens, (Rep-D-NY)
1936Peter Hall, folklorist/musician
1938Leon E Panetta, (Rep-D-CA, 1977- )
1942"Chris" Martin Thembisile Hani, sec-gen (S Africa Communist Party)
1942Jim Kolbe, (Rep-R-AZ, 1985- )
1942Sjoukje Dijkstra, Holland, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1964)
1943Bobby Harrison, England, rock drummer (Procol Harum-Conquistador)
1943Ed Pastor, (Rep-D-Arizona)
1945Dave Knights, London, rock bassist (Procol Harum-Conquistador)
1945Jane Harmon, (Rep-D-California)
1946Bruce Davison, Phila, actor (Capt Wyler-Hunter, Willard, High Risk)
1946Gilda Radner, Detroit Mich, actress (SNL, Haunted Honeymoon)
1946John "Mike" Lounge, Denver Colo, astr (STS 51-I, STS 26, STS 35)
1946Robert L Asprin, US, sci-fi writer (Thieves World, Cold Cash War)
1946Robert Xavier Rodriguez, composer
1947Mark Helprin, US writer
1947Patrick Kincaid, who wrote the TODAY program; send him a card
1948Kathy Bates, Memphis TN, academy award winning actress (Misery)
1949Don Baylor, Tx, baseball player (Rockies, 1979 AL RBI leader, 267 HBP)
1949Edward Totah, art dealer
1950Ken Arthur, Australian softball asst coach (Olympics-bronze-96)
1952Pietro Mennea, Italian runner (200m world record)
1954Alice Krige, South Africa, actress (Chariots of Fire, Ladykiller)
1954Ava Barber, Knoxville Tn, country singer (Lawrence Welk Show)
1955Mitch Addock, Macon MS, Nike golfer (1992 BC Open-11th)
1955Nikolai Simyatov, USSR, nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
1958Oran "Juice" Jones, rocker (Curiosity, Here I Go Again)
1958Sergei Shakrai, USSR, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1980)
1960John Elway, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1961Jay Schroeder, NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins, LA Raiders)
1961Jeff Malone, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Miami Heat)
1962Anisoara Stanciu-Cusmir, Romania, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1984)
1963Allen Pitts, CFL slot back (Calgary Stampeders)
1963Andy Cousin, rocker (All About Eve-All About Scarlet & Other Stories)
1964Bryan Barker, NFL punter (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1964Stephanie Maynor, Chester England, golfer (1995 PING Welch's-13th)
1964Susan Mascarin, Detroit Mich, tennis star
1965Michele Timms, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury, Olympics-1988, 96)
1966Andrew Lang, NBA center (Minnesota Timberwolves, Milwaukee Bucks)
1966John Cusack, Chicago, actor (Stand By Me, Sure Thing, Better Off Dead)
1966Mary Stuart Masterson, Houston Tx, actress (Some Kind of Wonderful)
1966Mike Bellamy, WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1967Anthony Smith, NFL defensive end (Oakland Raiders)
1967Matt Karchner, Berwick PA, pitcher (Chic White Sox)
1969Danielle Brisebois, Bkln NY, actress (Archie's Place, Big Bad Mama 2)
1969Tichina Arnold, Queens, actress (Ryan's Hope, Sharla-All My Children)
1970Mushtaq Ahmed, cricketer (prodigious Pakistani leggie 1990-)
1970[Jack] Stephen Burton, Indianapolis, actor (Chris-Out of this World)
1971Aileen Quinn, actress (Annie)
1971Bobby Hurley, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
1971Gary Downs, NFL running back (Denver Broncos)
1971Greg Evans, NFL/WLAF safety (Buffalo Bills, Frankfurt Galaxy)
1971Greg Keagle, Corning NY, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
1971Jeff Cothran, NFL fullback (Cin Bengals)
1972Arie van de Padt, Dutch soccer player (Tonegido, Sparta)
1972Eric Johnson, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
1972Jerry Colquitt, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1972Kelly Wiltshire, CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts)
1972Marvin Jones, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
1972Ryan Fujita, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
1973Alberto Berastegui, Spain, tennis star
1973Brian Maisonneuve, Detroit Mich, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
1973Ingrid Seynhaeve, Brussels Belgium, model (Look of the Year 1991)
1974Atilla Buday, Budapest Hungary, Canadian canoeist (Olympics-96)
1974Josh[ua] Crosby, Manchester Mass, rower (Olympics-1996)
1974Karim Abdul-Jabaar, running back (Miami Dolphins)
1975Chad Green, Dunkirk NY, baseball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
1977Lindsay Lee, Okla City Okla, tennis star (1995 Futures-Woodlands TX)
1979? Papajohn, Englewood Co, 1996 US Ladies' Figure Champion

Deaths for today in history Events  Birthdays
0548Theodora, dancer/empress of Byzantine (Nika-oproer), dies
0573Alboin, king of Longobarden, probably poisoned by his wife
0767Paul I, [Paolo Orsini?], Italian Pope (757-67), dies
1061Floris I, count of Holland, dies
1385Andronicus IV Paleologus, Byzantine anti-emperor, dies
1598Abraham Ortelius, [Ortels/Hortels], South Neth geographer, dies at 71
1617Johan Evertsen de Captain, Swiss admiral, dies in battle
1714Cornelis Chastelein, colonial director, dies at 56
1714Daniel van Papenbroeck, Flemish jesuit/historian, dies at 86
1742Johann Joseph Ignaz Brentner, composer, dies at 52
1748Marretje Arends, [Matje of Nieuwendijk], Amsterdam plunderer, hanged
1748Pieter van Dort, Amsterdam plunderer, hanged
1776Thomas Hickey, American sergeant convicted of treason, hanged
1788Johann Christoph Vogel, composer, dies at 32
1798Pierre Dutillieu, composer, dies at 44
1802Johann J Angel, German author/director, dies at 60
1806Johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers, composer, dies at 64
1813Gerhard JD von Scharnhorst, Prus min of War (1807-10), dies in battle
1830David Walker, abolitionist (Appeal to Colored Citizens), dies at 44
1836James Madison, 4th US pres (1809-17), dies in Montpelier Va at 85
1844Gabriel de la Concepción Valdés, "Placido", Cuban poet, dies at 35
1846Adrian van de Ende, vicar/protestant reformer, dies at 77
1855Giovanni Agostino Perotti, composer, dies at 86
1857Joseph Fischhof, composer, dies at 53
1872Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, composer, dies at 66
1876August W Ambros, Austria musicologist, dies at 59
1889Maria Mitchell, 1st US woman astronomer (Vassar), dies at 70
1890Edouard Gregoir, composer, dies at 67
1891Jose Inzenga y Castellanos, composer, dies at 63
1909Israel Durham, Phillies president dies
1910Gustave Leon Huberti, composer, dies at 67
1912Josef V Sl dek, Czech poet (Za soumraku), dies at 66
1914Franz Ferdinand, Austrian archduke (Sarajevo, Bosnia), assassinated
1914Sophie, Princess of Austria, assassinated
1915Victor Trumper, cricketer (48 Tests for Australia, 3163 runs), dies
1937Max Adler, Austrian socialist theorist, dies at 64
1940Italo Balbo, Italian pilot/gov-gen of Libya, dies at 44
1946Eduard Veterman, Dutch painter/playwright, dies in an auto accident
1947Stanislav K Neumann, Czech poet (Anti-Guide), dies at 72
1950Henry Balfour Gardiner, composer, dies at 72
1954Red deer, in Milwaukee Zoo, oldest known deer, dies at 26
1957Alfred Döblin, German/French author/co-founder (Sturm), dies at 78
1957Ede Poldini, composer, dies at 88
1958Alfred Noyes, British poet/essayist (Robin Hood), dies at 77
1958George Gunn, cricketer (15 Tests for England), dies at 50
1962Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher, dies at 59
1963Frank "Home Run" Baker, (hit 2 HRs in 1911 world series) dies at 77
1964King Calder, actor (Lt Grey-Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 64
1965[Theodora E] Betsy Ranucci-Beckman, actress (Dood Water), dies at 88
1971Joseph Colombo, mobster, shot dead at 48
1971Henri Puvrez, Belgian sculptor (Serenity), dies at 78
1974Frank Sutton, actor (Sgt Vince Carter-Gomer Pyle USMC), dies at 50
1975Rod Serling, writer/host (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery), dies at 50
1976Stanley Baker, actor (Accident, Guns of Navarone), dies at 49
1979Paul Dessau, German composer/conducter (Berlin, 1925-33), dies at 84
1980Yoshiro Irino, composer, dies at 58
1980José Iturbi, Spanish/US pianist (Peque¤a danza Espa¤ola), dies at 84
1980Herbie Faye, comedian (Doc, Phil Silvers Show), dies at 81
1980Heal Gahagan Douglas, (Rep-D-Ca), lost to Nixon, dies at 79
1981Peter Paul Kreuder, German composer, dies at 75
1981Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti, Iran Islamic Rep Party founder, bombed
1982Gerard[us M] Rutten, director (Sterren stralen overal), dies
1982Harry Mills, US, singer (Mills Brothers), dies at 70
1985James Craig, actor (Human Comedy, Kismet), dies of lung cancer at 74
1988Kurt Raab, writer/actor (Boarding School, Stationmaster's Wife), dies
1989Joris Ivens, director (Indonesia), dies at 90
1990Estelle Lamont, entertainer, dies
1991Ernie McCormick, cricketer (12 Tests for Australia), dies
1991Klas Bruinsma, clergyman, dies
1992Mikhail Tai, World chess champion (1960-61), dies at 55
1993Boris Christoff, Bulgaria/Italian bass (Don Carlos), dies at 79
1994Fredericka Carolyn Washington, actress (Black & Tan), dies at 90
1994William A Henry III, critic (Time Mag), dies of heart attack at 44
1995Donald Sinclair, vet, dies at 83
1996George Ghita Ionescu, academic, dies at 83
1996Michael Wishart, artist, dies at 68
1996Piers Gray, critic/writer, dies at 49
1996Ronald George Woodman, pilot, dies at 82
1996Willard F. McMurry, musician, dies at 89

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