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Events for tomorrow in history Birthdays  Deaths
1129 Jerusalem taken by Emperor Frederik II
1503 Henry Tudor created Prince of Wales (later Henry VIII)
1536 France & Turkey sign milt/trade agreement against King Karel
1563 Huguenot Jean Poltrot de Méré shoots gen François De Guise
1574 Zeeland falls to Dutch rebels
1634 Ferdinand II orders commander Albrecht von Wallenstein, execution
1678 John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" is published
1688 Quakers conduct 1st formal protest of slavery in Germantown, Pa
1713 French invade under Jacques Cassard on Curaçao
1735 1st opera performed in America, "Flora," in Charleston, SC
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Inverness Scotland
1787 Austrian emperor Jozef II bans children under 8 from labor
1804 1st US land-grant college, Ohio University, Athens Ohio, chartered
1828 More than 100 vessels destroyed in a storm, Gibraltar
1834 1st US labor newspaper, "The Man," published, NYC
1839 Detroit Boat Club forms (& still exists)
1841 1st continuous filibuster in US Senate began, lasting until March 11
1849 1st regular steamboat service to California starts (or 02/28)
1850 Calif Legislature creates 9 Bay Area counties
1856 American (Know-Nothing) Party abolishes secrecy
1857 Insurrection of Chinese in Sarawak, Borneo
1861 Confederate President Jefferson Davis inaugurated at Montgomery Ala
1861 King Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia becomes 1st king of Italy
1865 Battle of Ft Moultrie, SC occupied by Federals
1865 Evacuation of Charleston, SC; Sherman's troops burn city
1865 Union troops force Confederates to abandon Ft Anderson, NC
1876 Direct telegraph link established between Britain & NZ
1879 Arabs capture Egyptian premier Nabar Pasha
1884 General Charles Gordon arrives in Khartoum
1884 Police seize all copies of Tolstoy's "What I Believe In"
1885 Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," published
1891 Capt Archinard's army fights with Nyamina of Niger in West-Sudan
1896 Cave of Winds at Niagara Falls goes almost dry for 1st time in 50 yrs
1899 80°F in SF
1899 SF named as a port of dispatch for Army transports
1899 Stanley Cup: Mont Shamrocks sweep Queens U (Kingston Ont) in 2 games
1900 Ajax soccer team forms in Amsterdam
1900 Battle at Paardeberg, 1,270 British killed/injured
1900 British troops occupy Monte Christo Natal
1901 H Cecil Booth patented a dust removing suction cleaner
1902 Opera "Hunchback of Notre Dame," premieres in Monte Carlo
1903 Kuyper govt launches anti strike laws
1905 Frank Wedekind's "Hidada, oder Sein und Haben," premieres in Munich
1906 Vincent d'Indy's "Jour D'été … La Montagne," premieres in Paris
1908 1st US postage stamps in rolls issued
1909 Boston Red Sox trade Cy Young, at 41, to Cleveland Naps
1913 French painting "Nude Descending a Staircase" displayed in NYC
1915 Germany begins a blockade of England
1919 Cy Denneny of NHL Ottawa Senators scores record 52nd goals
1921 British troops occupy Dublin
1922 Kenesaw Mountain Landis resigns his judgeship to work for baseball
1922 WOC-AM in Davenport IA begins radio transmissions
1923 Belgium: Borinage-mine workers strike for higher wages
1924 US female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard
1924 US male Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
1924 US, min of marine Edwin Denby ends term due to Teapot Dome-scandal
1927 1st US radio broadcast of "Cities Service Concerts"
1927 US & Canada begin diplomatic relations
1930 Cow flown & milked, milk sealed in paper containers & parachuted
1930 Luigi Pirandello's "Come Tu Mi Vuoi," premieres in Milan
1930 Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's "Simple Simon," premieres in NYC
1930 US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto
1932 Japan declares Manchuria Independent
1932 Sonja Henie wins her 6th straight World Women's figure skating title
1936 NHL record 32 points scored, NY Americans (28) & Mont Maroons (24)
1939 Golden Gate International Exposition opens on Treasure Island
1942 Japanese troop land on Bali
1943 1st edition of Dutch resistance newspaper "Trouw"
1943 Augusto Pinochet Ugarte (Chilean gen/dictator) marries Lucia Hiriart
1943 Munich resistance group "White Rose" captured by Nazis
1943 William D Cox buys Phila Phillies
1944 Maastricht resistance fighter JAJ Janssen arrested
1944 Youngest baseball player, Cin Reds sign 15 year old Joe Nuxhall
1947 24 die in a train crash in Gallitzin Pa
1947 Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Telephone," premieres in NYC
1950 "Dance Me a Song" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 35 performances
1951 3 City College of NY basketball players admit to accepting bribes
1951 Nep l becomes a constitutional monarchy
1951 Netherlands Radio School forms
1952 4th Emmy Awards: Red Skelton, Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca wins
1953 "Bwana Devil," the 1st 3-D movie, opened in New York
1953 "Maggie" opens at National Theater NYC for 5 performances
1953 KOLN TV channel 10 in Lincoln, NB (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 Premiere of 1st 3-D feature film-"Bwana Devil" (NYC)
1955 Baghdad Pact signed, making Turkey & Iraq a defense alliance
1960 8th Winter Olympic games open in Squaw Valley, Colo
1960 Walter O'Malley, LA Dodger owner, purchases Chavez Ravine for $494,000
1961 Henk van der Grift becomes world champion skater
1962 France & Algerian Moslems negotiate truce to end 7 year war
1962 Louise Suggs wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
1964 Muriel Resnik's "Any Wednesday," premieres in NYC
1964 Papandreou Govt takes power in Greece
1965 "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 72 perfs
1965 27 copper miners die in avalanche, Granduc Mountain, BC
1965 Frank Gifford announces his retirement from football for broadcasting
1965 Gambia gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1967 Bob Seagren sets pole vault record at 17'3"
1967 Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out 6 straight major leaguers
1968 10,000 demonstrators against US in Vietnam War in West-Berlin
1968 10th Winter Olympic games close at Grenoble, France
1968 British adopts year-round daylight savings time
1968 David Gilmour joins rock group Pink Floyd
1969 Doug Walters scores 2nd innings century after 242 in 1st
1969 PLO-attack El-Al plane in Zurich Switzerland
1970 Chicago 7 defendants found innocent of inciting to riot
1970 US president Nixon launches "Nixon-doctrine"
1972 Calif Supreme Court abolishes death penalty
1972 Giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy
1972 John & Yoko end a week of co-hosting Mike Douglas Show
1973 54-kg octopus measuring 7m across captured in Hood Canal, Wash
1973 Belgian Emiel Puttemans runs 3000m indoor record 7:39.2
1973 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Pompano Beach Golf Classic
1974 NASA launches Italian satellite San Marcos C-2 (235/843 km)
1974 US ambassador to India Daniel Moynihan present $2,046,700,000 check
1975 2nd American Music Award:
1975 Italy broadens abortion law
1977 George Harrison releases "True Love"
1977 Space Shuttle above a Boeing 747 goes on it's maiden flight
1977 Test Cricket debuts of Colin Croft & Joel Garner v Pakistan Bridgetown
1978 1st Iron Man Triathlon (swim, bike ride, marathon) held, Kona, Hawaii
1979 -52°F (-47°C), Old Forge, New York (state record)
1979 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
1979 Miniseries "Roots: Next Generations" premieres on ABC TV
1979 NASA launches space vehicle S-202
1979 Pres Zia ur-Rahmans National Party wins elections in Bangladesh
1979 Snow falls in Sahara Desert
1980 Billy Wyman said he will leave Rolling Stones in 1983 (Sure!)
1980 Pierre Elliott Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canada's elections
1983 NBA Indiana Pacers begin a 28 game road losing streak
1984 Revised concordat between Italy & Vatican signed
1986 San Antonio's Alvin Robertson scores NBA 2nd quadruple double-20 pts, 11 rebounds, 10 assists & 10 steals against Phoenix
1988 Anthony M Kennedy, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
1989 Sherri Turner wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open/Itoki Pro-Am
1989 Steve Garvey marries Candace Thomas while at same time being accused of fathering children by 2 other women
1990 Jane Crafter wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament
1991 Edmonton Oiler goalie Grant Fuhr returns to NHL after season-long suspension for substance abuse & shuts out NJ Devils 4-0
1993 Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester NY
1994 Actor Joe Pantoliano (41) weds model Nancy Sheppard (31)
1994 Dan Jansen skates world record 1000m (1:12.43)
1994 Shreveport Pirates join CFL as 4th US team
1995 Angela Kennedy swims world record 100m butterfly
1995 Barb Thomas Whitehead wins Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
1995 Pamela Anderson (Baywatch) & Tommy Lee (Motley Cre) wed
1995 Warnecke swims world record 50m freestyle
1996 1st full ODI for Kenya, Cricket World Cup v India
1996 Daytona 500 race
1996 Tendulkar scores 127* in India's Cricket World Cup win over Kenya
1998 NY Rangers fire head coach Colin Campbell
Birthdays for tomorrow in history Events  Deaths
1404Leon B Alberti, Italian humanist/architect (Della Pittura)
1516Mary I Tudor, [Bloody Mary], Greenwich, queen of England (1553-58)
1559Isaac Casaubon, naturalized English classical scholar, theologian
1609Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, English PM (1660-67)
1632Giovanni Battista Vitali, composer
1677Jacques Cassini, French astronomer (rings of Saturn)
1716Gaspard Fritz, composer
1743Count Alessandro Volta, Como Italy, physicist
1745Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta, inventor (battery)
1751Karl Haack, composer
1770Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer
1771Friedrich Christian Ruppe, composer
1775Thomas Girtin, London, artist/watercolorist
1776John Parry, composer
1781Henry Martyn, Truro, missionary
1790Marshall Hall, Basford Nottinghamshire, physician
1795George Peabody, South Danvers Mass, merchant/philanthropist
1805Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough, Rear Admiral (Union Navy)
1815Henri Leys, Flemish painter
1817Lewis Addison Armistead, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1817Walter Page Lane, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1892
1819Joseph Philbrick Webster, composer
1829Jean Jacques Alfred Mouton, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1833James Deshler, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1836Ramakrishna, Hooghly Bengal, Hindu saint (preached unity of religions)
1836Swami Ramakrishna [Gadadhar Chatterji], Indian mystic/hindu leader
1838Ernst Mach, Chirlitz-Turas Austria, physicist/philosopher/psychologist
1841Samuel Prowse Warren, composer
1844Willem Maris, Dutch painter (Hague School)
1848Louis Comfort Tiffany, glassmaker (stained glass windows)
1849Alexander L Kielland, Norwegian writer/politician (Garman og Worse)
1850George Henschel, composer
1853August Belmont Jr, breeder (Man 'O War)/founder (NY Jockey Club)
1857Max Klinger, German graphic artist/painter/sculptor
1858Louise M A, princess of Belgium
1859Sholem Aleichem, [Solomon Rabinowitz], author (Fiddler on the Roof)
1860Anders Zorn, Swedish painter/etcher/sculptor (Gustavus Vasa)
1875Walter Andrae, German archaeologist (Babylon, Assur)
1877Betsy Ranucci-Beckmann, [Theodora], Dutch author/actress (Dead Water)
1880Eric De Lamarter, composer
1883Tom Walls, Kingsthorpe England, actor/producer (Undercover)
1884Burt Mustin, Pitts Pa, actor (All in the Family, Andy Griffith Show)
1887Nikos Kasandsakis, writer
1888Gladys Cooper, England, actress (Margaret-Rogues)
1889Sybold van Ravesteyn, architect (Blijdorp, CS Rotterdam, Utrecht)
1890Adolphe Menjou, Pittsburgh, actor (Front Page, Star is Born)
1890Boris L Pasternak, Russian poet/writer (Dr Zhivago) [NS]
1890Edward Arnold, NYC, actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington)
1890Lauri SA Haarla, Finnish (stage)writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja)
1891Chester Clute, NJ, actor (Niagra Falls)
1892Wendell Wilkie, presidential candidate (R-1940)/author (One World)
1894Andres Segovia, guitarist, Linares, Spain
1895George "The Gipper" Gipp, football star (Notre Dame)
1895Semjon Timoshenko, Russ marshal/inspector-general (WW II)
1896André Breton, France, surrealist poet/writer (founder of surréalism)
1898Enzo Ferrari, racing car manufacturer, Modena
1898K'Tut Tantri, broadcaster/hotelier
1899Arthur Bryant, English historian (King Charles II)
1901Reginald Sheffield, London England, actor (Second Chance)
1903Nikolaj V Podgorny, pres USSR (1965-77)
1907Billy Dewolfe, Wollaston Mass, actor (Good Morning World)
1907Harm van Riel, Dutch politician (Dutch Liberal Party)
1909Matti Jarvinen, Finland, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1932)
1909Wallace Stegner, novelist/critic (Pulitzer-1971-Angle of Repose)
1912Heinz Khn, German premier (North-Rhine Westphalia)
1913Artur Axmann, nazi youth leader
1913Dane Clark, Bkln, actor (Wire Service, Bold Venture, Perry Mason)
1914Edward George Edwards, chemist
1914Pee Wee King, Milwaukee Wisc, country vocalist (Pee Wee King Song)
1915David van de Woestijne, Flemish pianist/composer (Les Aéronautes)
1915Marcel Landowsky, composer
1916Betty Phyllis Gathergood, curator
1916Jean Drapeau, mayor of Montréal (1954- )
1917Phyllis Calvert, London, actress (Man in Grey)
1920Bill Cullen, Pitts, TV game show host (over 20 different games)
1920Jack Palance, [Walter Palanuik], Lattimer Pa, actor (City Slickers)
1921Barbara Hale, actress (Della Street-Perry Mason)
1922Eric Gairy, premier (Grenada)
1922Helen Gurley Brown, Portland Me, author/publisher (Cosmopolitan)
1923Allan Melvin, KC Mo, actor (Brady Bunch, Barney-All in Family)
1924Gnter Haese, German sculptor/graphic artist (Guggenheim prize 1967)
1925George Kennedy, NYC, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Airport, Blue Knight)
1926Harry "Little" Caesar, blues singer/actor (City Heat, Homer & Eddie)
1926Len Ford, NFL end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers)
1927Fazal Mahmood, cricketer (Pakistani medium-pace workhorse 1952-62)
1927John W Warner, (Sen-R-VA, 1979- ), married Liz Taylor
1927Tabe Bas, actor/opera vocalist (Leiser Wolf in Anatevka)
1928Jim McElreath, auto racer (1970 Ontario 500)
1929Leonard Cyril Deighton, English author (Ipcress File, Fighter)
1930Theodore C Freeman, Haverford Penn, capt USAF/astronaut
1931Dieter Schonbach, composer
1931Johnny Hart, cartoonist
1931Maxwell Thurman, US General
1931Swraj Paul, Indian/British industrial/multi-millionaire (Caparo)
1931Toni Morrison, Ohio, novelist (Tar Baby, Beloved, Song of Solomon)
1932Milos Forman, Czech/US director (Cuckoos Nest, Amadeus)
1933Bobby Robson, British soccer coach (PSV)
1933Elisabeth S "Elly" Belder-Ameling, Dutch soprano
1933Mary Ure, England, model/actress (Reflection of Fear, Windom's Way)
1933Yoko Ono Lennon, [Mrs John Lennon], Tokyo Japan, vocalist(?)
1934Aldo Ceccato, Milan Italy, conductor (Detroit Symph Orch 1973-77)
1936Marin Sorescu, poet/dramatist
1936Ronald William Eastman, cinematogrpaher
1937Jeff Farrell, US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1960)
1938Barry Knight, cricketer (England all-rounder mid-60s)
1938Elke Erb, writer
1938Manny Mota, baseball outfielder (LA Dodgers)
1939Claude Ake, political scientist
1939Marlos Nobre, composer
1939Petronella CM "Carletta" Banning, actress (Potasch & Perlemoer)
1941David Blue, [Cohen], Providence RI, rocker (Cupid's Arrow)
1941Herb Santiago, vocalist (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers-Why Do Fools Fall)
1941Irma Thomas, [Lee], US vocalist (It's Raining)
1945Judy Rankin, St Louis Mo, LPGA golfer (Vare Trophy 1976-77)
1945Michael Nader, St Louis Mo, actor (Peter-Gidget, Dex Dexter-Dynasty)
1947Carlos A Lopes, Portugal, marathon runner (Olympic-gold-1984)
1947Dennis De Young, Chicago Il, vocalist (Styx-Its Raining Again)
1947Eliot L Engel, (Rep-D-NY)
1947Princess Maria Christina, [Marijke], of Netherlands
1948Bruce Francis, cricketer (Australian opener in 3 Tests 1972)
1948Carolyn B Maloney, (Rep-D-NY)
1948Sinead Cusack, Ireland, actress (Waterland, Revenge)
1949Cybill Shepherd, Memphis Tn, actress (Moonlighting, Last Picture Show)
1950John Hughes, director (Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller)
1952Juice Newton, [Judy Cohen], Virginia, vocalist (Angel of the Morning)
1952Veronica "Randy" Crawford, US vocalist (One Day I'll Fly Away)
1953Derek Pellicci, rock drummer (Little River Band-Help Is On It's Way)
1953Nico Arzbach, rock guitarist/singer (Stampei, Dike)
1953Robin Bachman, Winnipeg, guitarist (BTO-You Aint Seen Nothing Yet)
1954John Travolta, Englewood NJ, actor (Welcome Back Kotter, Pulp Fiction)
1957Marita Koch, German DR, 400m sprinter (Oly-gold-1980)
1957Vanna White, [Rosich], N Myrtle Beach SC, TV host (Wheel of Fortune)
1958Peter Koech, Kiliburani Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic-silver-1988)
1960Andy Moog, NHL goalie (Oilers, Bruins, Olympics-Canada-1988)
1960Greta Scacchi, Milan Italy, actress (Coca-Cola Kid, White Mischief)
1960Roger Wijesuriya, cricketer (bowling avg 294 in 4 Tests for Sri Lanka)
1961Alycia Moulton, Sacramento CA, tennis star
1962Gary Reasons, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
1962Julie Strain, Concord Calif, actress (Witchcraft IV)
1962Simon Fletcher, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
1963John Gesek, NFL center (Washington Redskins)
1963Rob Andrew, English rugby player
1964Kevin Tapani, Des Moines IA, pitcher (Chic White Sox, Minn Twins)
1964Lisa Elaine Comshaw, Akron Ohio, actress (Scanner Cop, Lukas' Child)
1964Matt Dillon, New Rochelle NY, actor (Flamingo Kid, Tex, Kansas)
1965Dr Dre, [Andre Young], rap singer
1965Peter Martini, journalist
1966Kris King, Bracebridge, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets)
1966Phillip De Freitas, cricket pace bowler (in Dominica England 1986-95)
1967Colin Jackson, Cardiff England, 100m hurdler (Olympic-silver-1988)
1967John Valentin, Mineola NY, infielder (Boston Red Sox)
1967Matt Turner, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
1967Roberto Baggio
1968Molly Ringwald, Roseville Calif, actress (16 Candles, Pretty in Pink)
1969Alexander Mogilny, Khavarovsk, 1st soviet to defect to NHL (Sabres)
1969Igor Larionov, Voskresensk Russia, NHL forward (Team Russia, Detroit)
1970Tyler Green, US baseball pitcher (Phila Phillies)
1971George Teague, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers)
1971Reggie Holt, WLAF safety (London Monarchs)
1972Lubomir Rybovic, Kosice CZE, hockey forward (Team Slovakia)
1972Marc Lillibridge, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
1972Shani Lynn Nielsen, New Albany IN, Miss America (Indiana-Top 10-1997)
1974Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Russia, tennis star
1975Scott Tucker, Birmingham Ala, 400m/800m freestyle relay (Olympics-96)
1976Chanda Rubin, Lafayette LA, tennis star (1996 Australian Open doubles)
1976Jason Podollan, Vernon, NHL center (Florida Panthers)
1976Volker Schenk, WLAF RB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1979Julia Greville, Perth Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1980Alison Rachel Fitch, Hamilton NZ, swimmer (Olympics-96)
Deaths for tomorrow in history Events  Birthdays
0999Gregory V, [Bruno] 1st German Pope, dies
1217Alexander Neckum de Sancto Albano, Engl encyclopedist, dies at 59
1397Enguerrand VII, French master of Coucy/count of Soissons, dies at 56
1455Fra Angelico, Italian monk/painter, dies
1478Duke of Clarence, forced drowning in a wine barrel
1535Agrippa von Nettesheim, German royal astrologer, dies at 48
1535Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim, physician/theologian, dies
1546Martin Luther, biblical scholar/religious reformer, dies at 62
1564Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian sculptor/painter (David), dies at 88
1587Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44 [OS=Feb 8]
1660Judith Jansdochter Leyster, Dutch painter, buried
1683Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem, Dutch landscape painter/etcher, dies at 62
1712Duke of Bourgondië, French king Louis XIV's grandson, dies
1745Nicola Fago, composer, dies at 67
1790Wilhelm Gottfried Enderle, composer, dies at 67
1799Maurus Haberhauer, composer, dies at 52
1803J W L Gleim, writer, dies
1807August G Meissner, German estheticus/literary, dies at 53
1807S von Laroche, writer, dies at 75
1817Giacomo Quarenghi, master builder (Hermitage Theater), dies at 72
1829Jan Krtitel Kuchar, composer, dies at 77
1830Charles G G, Earl of Merode, mayor (Brussels), dies at 67
1833Georg Johann Schinn, composer, dies at 64
1833Ignac Ruzitska, composer, dies at 55
1846Giovanni Liverati, composer, dies at 73
1861Louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74
1878Peter D Regout, industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht), dies at 76
1885Charlotte Helen Sainton-Dolby, composer, dies at 61
1890Guyla Andr ssy Sr, earl/premier of Hungary (1867-71), dies at 66
1895Albrecht FR, arch duke of Austrian (Battle at Custozza), dies at 77
1898Frances Willard, founder (Woman's Christian Temperance), dies at 58
1899M Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician, dies at 56
1905Jules de Geyter, Belgian poet (International), dies at 75
1906Willem Doorenbos, literary/critic, dies at 85
1911Bill Murdoch, cricketer, dies while watching Aust v S Africa Test
1917Charles E Barber, US chief engraver (1879-1917), dies
1925James Lane Allen, US writer (Choir Invisible), dies at 75
1932Frederik Augustus III, King of Saxon (1904-18), dies at 66
1933James Corbett, (Gentleman Jim), heavyweight box champ (1892-97), dies
1938Alida JM Tartaud-Little, actress (Rotterdam Stage), dies at 64
1938Edward Anseele, Belgian minister of Rail, dies at 81
1938Louis JM de la Vallée-Poussin, (The Way to Nirvana), dies at 69
1939Ludwig Bonvin, composer, dies at 89
1943Henri Polak, Dutch union leader/politician (soc-dem), dies at 74
1949Niceto A Zamora y Torres, premier of Spain (1931-36), dies at 71
1950Voranc Prezikov, [Lovro Kuhar], Slavic author (Jamnica), dies at 56
1951Piet A W Hopmans, bishop of Breda (Crusade), dies at 85
1956Gustave Charpentier, French opera composer (Louise), dies at 95
1957Henry N Russell, co-author (temperature-luminosity graph), dies
1959Alfred Alessandrescu, composer, dies at 65
1959Eric Zeisl, composer, dies at 53
1959Jaroslav Kvapil, composer, dies at 66
1963Monte Blue, silent film actor (Apache), dies of heart attack at 73
1963Todd "Hugh" Gaitskell, leader British Labour Party, dies at 56
1966Anne Anema, Dutch lawyer/journalist/politician (ARP), dies at 94
1966Casimir von Paszthory, composer, dies at 79
1966Grigori Grigoyevich Nelyubov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 31
1967Manuel Palau Boix, composer, dies at 74
1967Robert J Oppenheimer, creator of atomic bomb, dies at 62
1968Sigurd Erixon, etnologist (Atlas "ver Svensk Folkkultur), dies at 79
1969Dragisa Cvetkovic, Serbian premier of (Yugoslavia 1939-4.), dies at 76
1970Desiderius A Stracke, Flemish jesuit/literature historian, dies at 94
1973Franc Costello, US gangster, dies at 82
1975Chivu Stoica, [Stoica Chivu), premier of Romania (1955-61), dies at 66
1975Luigi Dallapiccola, composer, dies
1975Raymond Moley, US advisor to pres Roosevelt "Brain Trust", dies at 88
1975Syed Nazir Ali, cricketer (2 Tests for India, 4 wickets), dies
1976Anton Betzner, writer, dies at 81
1976Eddie Dowling, composer (Anywhere USA), dies at 81
1976Joseph Henabery, actor/director (Cobra), dies at 88
1977Andy Devine, [Jeremiah Schwartz], actor (Andy's Gang), dies at 71
1977Maria Realino, teacher (Botany of Curaçao), dies at 87
1977Ralph Graves, actor (Extra Girl), dies at 77
1978Charlotte Greenwood, actress (Oklahoma, Moon over Miami), dies at 84
1978Derrick De Marney, actor (Inheritance, Projected Man), dies at 71
1978Maggie McNamara, actress (3 Coins in a Fountain, Cardinal), dies at 49
1980Gale Robbins, actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Mr Hex), dies at 58
1982Edith Ngaio Marsh, NZ detective writer/producer, dies at 82
1982Tina Carver, actress (Inside Detroit, Uranium Boom), dies at 58
1985Willy Alberti, [Carel Verbruggen], Dutch singer, dies at 58
1990Hulk, fictional character in "Death of Incredible Hulk" on NBC, dies
1993Edward S "Ted" Haworth, US set designer (Sayonara, Marty), dies at 76
1993Jacqueline Hill, dies of cancer at 63
1993Leslie Norman, English director/producer (Dunkirk), dies at 82
1993Michael David Morrison, actor (Caleb-As the World Turns), dies at 33
1994Peter Caddy, founder of the Findhorn Community, dies at 76
1995Calder Willingham, US scriptwriter (End as a Man), dies at 72
1995Denny Cordel, rock music producer-Laverack, dies at 51
1995Eddie Williams, blues/Jazz Bassist, dies at 82
1995John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, trumpeter, dies at 83
1995Yank Lawson, US jazz trumpeteer (Stormy weather), dies at 84
1996Brian Daley, writer, dies at 48
1996Jack Thieuloy, writer, dies at 64
1996Nicholas Beriozoff, ballet master, dies at 89
1996Richard Leslie Hill, historian, dies at 94
1997Emily Hahn, writer, dies at 91
1997Enrique Peralta Azurdia, milt pres of Guatemala in (1963-66), dies
1997Eric William Fenby, musician, dies at 90
1998Harry Caray, sportscaster (Chicago Cubs), dies at 77
1998Mya Than Tint, Myanmarese author, dies of brain hemorrhage at 69
1998Robert Merrill, songwriter (Funny Girl), commits suicide at 76

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