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Events for today in history Birthdays  Deaths
0143 Earliest known date in Amer-pre Mayan king Harvest-Bergvorst installed
0685 Battle at Nechtansmere: Picten beat Northumbrians
0996 Pope Gregory V crowns his cousin Otto III German emperor
1040 King Henry III gives Utrecht the Groninger currency
1216 French crown prince Louis enters England
1420 Treaty of Troyes-French King Charles VI gives France to English
1471 King Edwards IV enters London
1502 Portuguese admiral Da Nova discovers St Helena
1526 -Jun 8] Sermon of Bathe, Aargau: TC evangelical theology
1553 English Lady Jane Grey marries Guildford Dudley
1602 Martha's Vineyard 1st sighted (Captain Bartholomew Gosnold)
1674 General John Sobieski chosen King of Poland
1683 West Indian Company sells 1/3 of Suriname
1793 Curaçao Island Council forbids criticism on House of Orange
1804 Lewis & Clark Expedition begins
1809 Battle at Aspern-Essling: Austrian arch duke Karl beats Napoleon
1819 1st bicycles (swift walkers) in US introduced in NYC
1825 Prince Willem FK marries Louise AWA of Prussia
1832 1st Democratic National Convention (Baltimore)
1840 NZ became a British colony
1846 1st steamship arrives in Hawaii
1856 Lawrence Kansas captured, sacked by pro-slavery forces
1861 NC is 10th state to secede from Union
1861 Richmond, Va is designated Confederate Capital
1863 Siege on Port Hudson, Louisiana begins
1864 GEN David Hunter takes command of Dept of West Virginia
1866 1st-class debut of G F Grace aged 15 years 159 days
1871 -July 28] French regular troops attack Commune of Paris; 17,000 die
1878 4th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Carter aboard Day Star wins in 2:37¬
1879 Battle of Iquiquw
1881 American Red Cross founded by Clara Barton
1881 US Nation Lawn Tennis Association forms
1886 14th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Bard wins in 2:45
1891 Boxers Peter Jackson & Jim Corbett fight to a draw in 61 rounds
1892 Ruggiero Leoncavallo's opera "Pagliacci," premieres in Milan
1897 Yerkes Observatory 40" (1m) refractor used for 1st time
1898 US Assay Office in Seattle, Washington authorized
1904 Federation Internationale de Football Assn (Soccer) forms in Paris
1906 Louis H Perlman patents a demountable tire carrying rim for cars
1907 32nd Preakness: G Mountain aboard Don Enrique wins in 1:45.4
1908 1st horror movie (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde) premieres in Chicago
1908 Bill Burns has no-hitter broken up with 2 outs in 9th
1914 39th Preakness: Andy Schuttinger aboard Holiday wins in 1:53.8
1914 Greyhound Bus Co begins in Minnesota
1916 Britain begins "Summer Time" (Daylight Savings Time)
1917 Leo Pinckney, 1st American drafted during WW I
1918 House of Representatives passes amendment allowing women to vote
1921 Oldest radio station west of Mississippi River licensed in Greeley Co
1922 "On the Road to Moscow" is 1st cartoon to receive a Pulitzer Prize
1922 Col Ruppert buys out Col Huston interest in NY Yankees for $1,500,000
1922 Pulitzer prize awarded to Eugene O'Neill (Anna Christie)
1922 Ruppert buys out Huston interest in Yankees for $15 million
1924 Leopold & Loeb kidnap Bobby Franks for fun
1925 Canadians allow to sell beer
1925 George Lloyd of Dolobran becomes British High Director of Egypt
1925 Roald Amundsun leaves Spitsbergen with 2 seaplanes to North Pole
1926 White Sox Earl Sheely hits a record 6th consecutive double
1927 Lindburgh lands in Paris, after 1st solo air crossing of Atlantic
1929 Automatic electric stock quotation board installed, NYC
1929 Sergei Prokoviev's ballet "Prodigal Son," premieres in Paris
1930 Max Bishop draws 8 walks in a doubleheader
1930 NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers
1931 Belgian govt of Jaspar falls
1932 1st Curtis Cup: US, 5«-3«
1932 1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman (Amelia Earhart) lands
1933 Mt Davidson Cross lit by FDR via telegraph
1934 Oskaloosa Iowa, becomes 1st US city to fingerprint its citizens
1938 Bradman scores 143 Aust v Surrey, 198 mins, 11 fours
1940 AVRO-chairman Willem Vogt fires all Jewish employees
1940 Allied counter attack at Atrecht North-France
1940 Reynaud forms French govt
1941 1st US ship sunk by a U-boat (SS Robin Moore)
1941 German airforce occupies airport at Maleme Kreta
1941 Singer Johan Heesters visits Dachau concentration camp
1942 Great-Britain convoy PQ16 departs to Russia
1943 Fastest 9 inning AL baseball game (89 mins), White Sox beat Senators
1944 Hitler begins attack on English/US "terror pilots"
1945 Aust Services win 1st Victory Test Cricket at Lord's by 6 wickets
1945 German war criminal Heinrich Himmler captured
1945 Lauren Bacall & Humphrey Bogart wed
1948 NY Yank Joe Dimaggio hits for cycle (single, double, triple, HR)
1950 Vietnamese troops of Ho Chi-Minh attack Cambodia
1952 Bkln Dodgers score 15 runs in 1st inning & beat Cin Reds, 19-1
1952 Dutch Queen Juliana opens Amsterdam-Rhine Canal
1953 French govt of Mayer resigns
1954 Amendment to give 18-year-olds right to vote is defeated
1955 "House of Flowers" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 165 performances
1955 1st transcontinental round-trip solo flight-sunrise to sunset
1955 WFRV TV channel 5 in Green Bay, WI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 Jordan government of Said el-Mufti forms
1956 US explodes 1st airborne hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll
1956 WITI TV channel 6 in Milwaukee, WI (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1957 French govt of Mollet resigns
1958 Indonesian paratroopers reconquers Morotai Island
1958 US performs nuclear test at Bikini Island (atmospheric tests)
1959 "Gypsy" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 702 performances
1959 Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Children's Petting Farm opens
1960 86th Preakness: Bobby Ussery aboard Bally Ache wins in 1:57.6
1961 Governor Patterson declares martial law in Montgomery
1962 3 more Cleveland HR set AL record for most HR (26) over 8 games
1964 1st nuclear-powered lighthouse begins operations (Chesapeake Bay)
1964 Fire in Wégimond Belgium resort, kills 19
1964 US begin intelligence flights above Laos
1966 "Downtown" by Mrs Miller hits #82
1966 "Time for Singing" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 41 performances
1966 92nd Preakness: Don Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 1:55.4
1966 Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Henry Cooper in London
1966 Louie Louie by The Kingsmen reentered the chart & hits #97
1966 Muhammad Ali TKOs Henry Cooper in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1967 "Sing, Israel Sing" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 14 perfs
1967 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
1968 Cubs Billy Williams sets outfielder record of 695 straight game
1968 Paul McCartney & Jane Asher attend an Andy Williams concert
1968 USSR performs nuclear test (underground)
1968 WEKW TV channel 52 in Keene, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 Nuclear-powered sub Scorpion, with 99 men, reported missing & is later found at the bottom of the ocean off Azores
1969 Robert Kennedy's murderer Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death
1969 Slovan Bratislava wins 9th Europe Cup II in Basel
1969 After 9,015 at bats Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch hitter, Mike Lum, who doubled in a 15-3 victory over NY Mets
1970 National Guard mobilizes to quell disturbances at Ohio State U
1970 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1971 Chelsea wins 11th Europe Cup II in Athens
1971 National Guard mobilizes to quell riot in Chattanooga Tenn
1972 "Heathen!" opens & closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 1 performance
1972 "Lost in the Stars" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 39 perfs
1972 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
1975 Borussia Mönchengladbach wins 4th UEFA Cup at Enschede
1975 Lowell W Perry confirmed as chairman of Equal Opportunity Comm
1975 Trial against Baader-Meinhof-group begins in Stuttgart
1977 "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 167 perfs
1977 103rd Preakness: Jean Cruguet aboard Seattle Slew wins in 1:54.4
1977 Albert Innaurato's "Gemini," premieres in NYC
1977 Fire in hotel Duc de Brabant Brussels, kills 19
1977 SD Padres beat Mont Expos, 11-8, in 21 innings
1978 118 Unification church couples wed in England
1978 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic
1978 Yamada Mumon Roshi appointed head of Zen Rinzai Sect
1979 Dan White convicted of manslaughter death of SF mayor Moscone
1979 Elton John becomes 1st western rocker to perform live in USSR
1979 National Volksraad installed in Namibia
1979 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat NY Rangers, 4 games to 1
1980 "Empire Strikes Back" premieres
1980 Eintracht Frankfurt wins 9th UEFA Cup at Frankfurt
1980 Ensign Jean Marie Butler is 1st woman to graduate from US service acad
1981 François Mitterrand becomes president of France
1981 Kim Seelbrede, (Ohio), crowned 30th Miss USA
1981 Stanley Cup: NY Islanders beat Minnesota North Stars, 4 games to 1
1982 British troops lands on Falkland Islands
1983 "Bang The Drum All Day" by Todd Rundgren hits #63
1983 109th Preakness: Donald Miller Jr on Deputed Testamony wins in 1:55.4
1983 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB, for mating for STS-7 mission
1983 David Bowie's "Let's "Dance," single goes #1
1986 Atlanta Brave Rafael Ramirez hits 4 doubles in a game
1986 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1987 Military coup in Fiji Islands under lt col Sitivani Rabuka
1987 Xignals PC Board BBS begins in Alabama
1988 "Da'Butt" by EU hits #35
1988 "Fat" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #99
1988 114th Preakness: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard Risen Star wins in 1:56.2
1988 Jane Powell weds Dickie Moore
1988 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989 35th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez
1990 Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,844.68
1990 Last episode of "Newhart" airs on CBS-TV
1991 Ethiopia's Marxist president (Mengistu Haile Mariam) resigns
1992 China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1992 NJ senate overrides Governor Florio's veto & lowers sales tax to 6%
1993 Dayanara Torres, 18, of Puerto Rico, crowned 42nd Miss Universe
1993 Opposition leader Xanana Gusmao of East-Timor sentenced to life
1993 Robin Smith scores 167 in England Texaco Trophy loss v Australia
1993 Venezuela president Carlos Andrés Pérez fired
1994 "Best Little Whorehouse" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 16 perfs
1994 120th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tabasco Cat wins in 1:56.4
1994 Burger King spokesman Dan Cortese (26) weds Dee Dee Hemby (26)
1994 Country singer Trisha Yearwood (29) weds Robert Reynolds (32)
1994 Reds bat out of order against Dodgers in 2nd inning
1994 South Yemen secedes from Yemen
1994 Sushmita Sen, 18, of India, crowned 43rd Miss Universe
1995 Chris Johnson wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic
1996 Blackout in many areas of Queens NY
1996 Ken Griffey Jr, 26, is 8th youngest to hits 200 home runs
1996 Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens beats Yankees for his 200th win
1997 Emmy 24th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 17th time
Birthdays for today in history Events  Deaths
1471Albrecht Drer, Nrnberg Germany, Renaissance painter/print maker
1527Philip II, King of Spain (1556-98) & Portugal (1580-98)
1633Joseph de La Barre, composer
1671Azzolino Bernardino Della Ciaia, composer
1680Frederich Karl Erbach, composer
1688Alexander Pope, England, poet (Rape of the Lock)
1720Antonio Corbisiero, composer
1722Wilhelm Gottfried Enderle, composer
1775Lucien Bonaparte, prince of Canino/Musignano
1780Elizabeth Fry, Quaker minister/prison reformer/nurse
1796Reverdy Johnson, rep (Union), died in 1876
1808Gérard de Nerval, [Labrunie], French poet/writer (Sylvia)
1821John F Loudon, Dutch entrepreneur/colonial director
1822Dabney Herndon Maury, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1900
1822Mosby Monroe Parsons, Brig General (Confederate Army) died in 1865
1825George Lafayette Beal, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1826Danillo II, ruler of Montenegro
1834Charles-Albert Gobat, Switz, politician/lawyer/author (Nobel 1902)
1835Newton Martin Curtis, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1841Joseph Parry, composer
1843Louis Renault, French lawyer
1851Léon Bourgeois, France, politician, internationalist (Nobel 1920)
1855Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian poet/writer (Les Flammes Hautes)
1858José Battle Ordonez, Uruguay, politician
1860Willam Einthoven, Dutch physiologist/inventor (electrocardiograph)
1865C J Thomsen, Denmark, archaeologist, named Stone/Iron/Bronze Ages
1867John James Ferris, cricketer (mighty Australian bowler of late 1880's)
1867Marie Joseph Leon Desire Paque, composer
1872Henry Warren, Boston Mass, inventor (Telechon electric clock)
1873Emil Ermatinger, Switz, literature historian
1873Everard Verachtert, Flemish translator (I speak beschaafd Dutch)
1878Glenn Hammond Curtiss, US, inventor (hydroplane)
1878Louis L H de Visser, Dutch MP (CPN)
1880Pablo Luna y Carne, composer
1882Georgine M "May" Basting, actress (Hostage Rights of Aemstel)
1887Mabel Taliaferro, NYC, actress (Sentimental Tommy, My Love Come Back)
1888May Aufderheide, composer
1890Albert van Raalte, conductor (AVRO-orchestra)
1892John Peale Bishop, US poet (This Side of Paradise)
1893Arthur Carr, cricket capt (England v Australia 1926)
1893Simon Delmonte, actor/director (Boemeladvocaat)
1898Armand Hammer, NYC, millionaire industrialist (Occidental Petroleum)
1898Charles H ba, Czech violinist/composer
1898Karel Haba, composer
1899Ilse Lagner, writer
1899Ralph Sanford, Springfield Mass, actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp)
1901Horace Heidt, Alameda Calif, orch leader (Swift Show Wagon)
1901Suzanne Lilar, [Verbist], France/Belgian writer (Le burlador)
1903Ali Sastroamidjojo, Indonesian attorney/minister/premier (1953..7)
1903Manly Wade Wellman, Angola, sci-fi author (After Dark, Devil's Planet)
1903Pedro Aramburu, president Argentina
1904Fats Waller, [Thomas Wright], jazz singer/composer (Ain't Misbehavin')
1904Robert Montgomery, Beacon NY, actor/dir (Earl of Chicago, Yellow Jack)
1905Edward Lockspeiser, composer
1906Keith Rigg, cricketer (Australian Test batsman in the thirties)
1909Guy de Rothschild, French banker
1911André Renard, Belgian worker's union leader (Syndical Unifié)[or 5/25]
1916Harold Robbins, NYC, author (Moneychangers, Carpetbaggers, Betsy)
1916Helen Willis Moody Roark, tennis player (US Open 1923-25, 27-29, 31)
1916Joseph Janni, producer
1916Leonard Manasseh, architect
1917Dennis Day, Irish tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy)
1917Heather Swift, local councillor
1917Jean-Louis Curtis, French writer (Just Causes)
1917Raymond Burr, BC Canada, actor (Perry Mason, Ironsides, Godzilla)
1917Ronald John Bilsland Colville, businessman
1918Leonard Mullens, rubber physicist
1919Lord Maxwell, senator/prof (college of Justice Scotland)
1919Mark Wood, bishop (Ludlow)
1920Anthony Steel, London, actor (Malta Story, Wooden Horse)
1921Andrei Sakharov, Moscow, physicist, human rights worker (Nobel '75)
1923Bettye Danoff, LPGA golfer
1923Doris Mae Akers, gospel singer/songwriter
1924Peggy Cass, Boston MA, actress/TV panelist (To Tell the Truth, Mame)
1924Robert Parris, Philadelphia, composer (Book of Imaginery Beings)
1926Dan Perlsweig, horse trainer
1926Joseph Horovitz, composer
1926Rick Jason, NYC, actor (Day of the Wolves, Eagles Attack at Dawn)
1926Robert Creeley, Mass, poet/novelist (Island)
1927George Levy, antique dealer/heritage campaigner
1927Kay Kendall, Yorkshire England, actress (Genevieve, Les Girls)
1929Charles Wadsworth, Barnesville Georgia, pianist (Lincoln Center)
1929Paul Winslow, cricketer (big-hitter for S Africa, 108 v England 1955)
1929Robert Welch, designer/silversmith (Robert Welch flatware)
1930David Smith, principal/vice chancellor (Edinburgh University)
1930Malcolm Fraser, PM of Australia (Liberal, 1975-83)
1930Stanley Wells, director (Shakespeare Institute U of Birmingham)
1931Desmond Wilcox, broadcaster
1931George Vassiliou, president of Cyprus (1988-93)
1932G Wohmann, writer
1932John Armitage, principal (College of St Hilda & St Bede Durham)
1932Robert Sherlaw Johnson, composer
1933Barry Norman, Britain, film critic (Film Greats)
1934Phillip King, British sculptor
1935Terry Lightfoot, clarinetist/bandleader (New Orleans Jazzmen)
1936Ama Samy, Burma, Jesuit priest/Zen teacher/disciple of Yamada Koun
1936Dipak Nandy, founder (Runnymead Trust)
1938David Groh, Bkln NY, actor (Joe-Rhoda, Don-Another Day)
1938Urs Widmer, writer
1939Heinz Holliger, composer
1941Anatoli Semyonovich Levchenko, USSR, cosmonaut (TM-4)
1941Ronald Isley, Cincinnati Ohio, singer (Isley Brothers-Twist & Shout)
1942David Hunt, Wales sec of state
1942Robert C Springer, St Louis, Col USMC/astronaut (STS-29, STS-38)
1943Hilton Valentine, rock guitarist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1944Janet Dailey, US, author
1944Manual Pina, fashion designer
1944Marcie Blane, rocker
1944Mary Robinson, pres of Republic of Ireland (Labour, 1990- )
1944Mike Degett, horse trainer
1945Ernst Willi Messerschmid, Reutlingen Germany, astronaut (STS 22)
1946David Hill, Australian TV-reporter/owner (Fox Sports)
1946Ronald Bear, actor/director (Havana, Make-up)
1947Bill Champlin, Oakland Ca, rocker
1947Dorothy Germain, LPGA golfer
1947Richard Hatch, Santa Monica Calif, actor (Battlestar Galactica)
1948Carol Potter, actress (Beverly Hills 90210)
1948Leo Sayer, [Gerard], England, singer (When I Need Love)
1949Andrew Nell, editor (Sunday Times)
1949Arno Hintjens, Belgian singer (T C Matic)
1949Rosalind Plowright, British soprano (Aida, Senta)
1950Roger Hodgson, London, rocker (Supertramp)
1951Al Franken, comedian/writer/actor (SNL, Stuart Saves His Family)
1952Mr T, [Lawrence Tero], Chicago, actor (A-Team, Rocky III, T & T)
1954Bill Abbott, Sarnia Ontario, yachter (Olympics-96)
1954Marina Langner, Dusseldorf Germany, Miss World runner-up (1975)
1955John Glavin, rock keyboardist (Molly Hatchet
1955Liaqat Ali, cricket pace bowler (Pakistani in six Tests 1975-79)
1955Stan Lynch, Gainesville Fl, rock drummer (Tommy Petty & Heartbreakers)
1956Joanna M C "Annemarie" Henselmans, singer/cabaretière (School Desk)
1957Judge Reinhold, Wilmington DE, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
1957Sue Woodstra, Colton Ca, volleyball player (Olympic-silver-1984)
1958Mike Barson, rock keyboardist (Madness)
1958Monte Lynch, cricketer (Surrey batsman, WI Rebel, England ODI player)
1959Nick Cassavetés, actor (Rosemary's Baby, Quiet Cool)
1960Mark Kevin Carnevale, Annapolis MD, PGA golfer (1992 Chattanooga)
1961Tim Lever, keyboard/sax (Dead or Alive-You Spin Me Round)
1963Yelena Vodorezova, USSR, figure skater (Olympic-1976)
1964Annabel Schofield, Llanelli Wales, actress (Laurel Ellis-Dallas)
1964Tom Harding, Kalamazoo Mich, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Transamerica)
1964Tommy Albelin, Stockholm Swe, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
1966Manon Kelley, Quebec City Canada, actress (Red Lips 2)
1967Cindy Haley, Tyler TX, LPGA golfer (1987 Texas Amateur-2nd)
1967Rogel Nachum, Israel, Men's triple jump (Oly-1996)
1967Todd Doohan, Sarnia Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (Western Ont Amateur-92)
1967Tracy Simien, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
1969Reid Simpson, Flin Flon, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
1970Dorsey Levens, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1970Roman Turek, Strakonice CZE, hockey goalie (Team Czech Rep, Oly-98)
1970Scott "Munnster" Munn, Larkspur Calif, rower (Olympics-1996)
1970Veronica Sanchez, Michoan Mexico, WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17-1994)
1971Eric Nies, actor (MTV Real World, Grind)
1971Jeff Stavroff, Columbus OH, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Space Coast-4)
1972Alesha Oreskovich, Tampa FL, playmate (Jun, 1993)
1972Liliko Ogasawara, Englewood NJ, middleweight judoka (Olympics-96)
1974Fairuza Balk (The Craft, Gas Food Lodging)
1978Kandy Marshall, Miss Virginia Teen USA (1996)
1981Beth Botsford, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympics-gold-96)
1985Frustaci Septuplets, Calif, Patricia Frustaci gives birth to 7
Deaths for today in history Events  Birthdays
0987Louis V, last Carlovingians King of France (966-987), dies
1254Koenraad IV, RC-German king (1237-54), dies at 26
1481Christian I, king of Denmark/Norway/Sweden, dies
1524Thomas Howard 2nd duke of Norfolk, general/premier, dies at about 80
1542Hernando de Soto, dies while searching for gold, near Mississippi R
1639Giovan D "Tommaso" Campanella, Italian philosopher/poet, dies at 70
1647Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, poet/playwright (Warenar), dies at about 65
1650James G, Marquis of Montrose, Scottish general, hanged
1690John Eliot, English missionary in Massachusetts, dies at 85
1703Roemer Vlacq, Dutch admiral, dies in battle
1725Robert Haley earl of Oxford, English Whig-premier (1710-4), dies at 63
1786Carl W Scheele, Swedish pharmacist/chemist, dies at 43
1790Thomas Warton, English poet (Oxford sausage), dies
1810Charles GLAAT chevalier d'Eon de Beaumont, French spy, dies at 81
1812Joseph Wolfl, composer, dies at 38
1815Roman Hoffstetter, composer, dies at 73
1817Johann Friedrich Christmann, composer, dies at 64
1844Guiseppi Baini, composer, dies at 68
1860Johannes Frederick Frohlich, composer, dies at 53
1885Gavril Yakimovich Lomakin, composer, dies at 73
1894August A Kundt, German physicist, (test of Kundt), dies at 54
1895Franz von Suppe, Austrian composer (Poet und Bauer), dies at 76
1897Karol Mikuli, composer, dies at 77
1919Victor A D Ségalen, [Max Anély], French ship's doctor/writer, dies
1924Bobby Franks, killed by Leopold & Loeb, at 14
1926Ronald Arthur A Firbank, British writer (Prancing Nigger), dies at 40
1926Georgy L'vovich Catoire, composer, dies at 65
1929V P F A Royle, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies
1933John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author (Der Schwimmer), dies at 69
1935Jane Addams, a founder of ACLU (Nobel 1973), dies at 65
1935Hugo de Vries, botanist Gruppenweise Artbildung, dies at 87
1949Klaus Mann, German writer, dies at 42
1952John Garfield, actor (Juarez, Air Force), dies at 39
1954Janos Hammerschlag, composer, dies at 68
1957Edwin St Hill, cricketer (two Tests for West Indies 1930-31), dies
1966Pat O'Malley, silent film actor (Wild One, Quiet Man), dies at 75
1968Doris Lloyd, actress (Oliver Twist), dies of heart strain at 71
1970Vinton Hayworth, actor (Gen Schaeffer-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 63
1971Dennis King, actor (Devil's Brother), dies of heart ailment at 73
1973Carlo E Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (War Diary), dies at 79
1973George Breakstone, actor/director (Great Expectations), dies at 53
1973Vaughn Monroe, singer/orch leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), dies at 61
1976Sulo Nikolai Salonen, composer, dies at 77
1978Joseph EA "Jo" Spier, Dutch cartoonist/water color painter, dies at 77
1980Ida Kaminska, actress (Shop on Main Street), dies
1981Yuki Shimoda, actor (Farewell to Manzanar), dies
1983Finn Einar Mortensen, composer, dies at 61
1984Andrea Leeds, actress (Stage Door, Earthbound), dies of cancer at 70
1984Ann Little, actress (Roaring Road), dies
1987Alejandro Rey, actor (Carlos-Flying Nun), dies at 57
1988Dino Conte Grandi, Italy, delegate to league of nations, dies at 92
1990Franklyn Seales, actor (Silver Spoon, Onion Field), dies of AIDS at 37
1990Mary Victor Bruce, who flew around empire state bldg in 1930, dies
1990Moelvi Mohammed Farouk, Indian spiritual leader, murdered
1991Bobby Dale, dies at 92
1991Jean Van Joutte, PM of Belgium (1952-54), dies
1991Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime Minster (1984-91), assassinated at 46
1992Skip Stephenson, TV host (Real People), dies
1992Mrithi, gorilla (Gorilla in the Mist), dies at 24
1992Elizabeth David, British cookbook writer, dies
1992Brendan Nulholland, Daily Mail reporter, dies at 59
1993John Frost, English lt-kol (operation Market Garden 1944), dies at 80
1993John Holland, actor (They Saved Hitler's Brain), dies at 65
1994John Weidner, war hero, dies at 71
1994John Henry Weidner, Dutch/US resistance fighter, dies at 81
1994Giovanni Goria, PM of Italy (1987-88), dies
1994Forsyth Hardy, documentary film pioneer, dies at 84
1994Cliff Wilson, snooker player, dies at 60
1995Patrick Bowles, writer/translator, dies at 68
1995Les Aspin, US sec of Defense (1993-95), dies of stroke at 56
1995Kieron Walsh, academic, dies at 46
1996Al "Lash" La Rue, cowboy actor (Lash of the West), dies at 78
1996Bobby Tulloch, ornithologist, dies at 67
1996Eric Stuart Woord, archaeologist, dies at 83
1996Laurence Dowdall, lawyer, dies at 91
1996Mary Perot Nichols, journalist, dies at 79
1996Peter Fletcher, music teacher, dies at 60

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