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1290 Charles van Valois weds Margaretha van Anjou
1465 Battle at Montlhéry
1513 Battle at Eguinegatte/Guinegate: Maximilian & Henry III beat France
1570 King J nos Sigismund Z polyai signs secret treaty with Maximilian II
1625 Earnest Casimir of Nassau-Dietz appointed viceroy of Drenthe
1691 Yorktown Va founded
1717 Prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade
1743 Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton)
1745 Skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots
1748 "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies
1777 Americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington, Vt
1780 British decisively defeat Americans in Battle of Camden, SC
1794 Hungarian revolutionary Ign c Martinovics arrested in Vienna
1797 Comet C/1797 P1 (Bouvard-Herschel) approaches 0.0879 AUs of Earth
1812 Gen Hull surrenders Detroit & Michigan territory to England
1819 Manchester Massacre: English police charge unemployed demonstrators
1829 Siamese twins Chang & Eng Bunker arrive in Boston to be exhibited
1834 Charles Darwin climbs Mt Campana in Chile
1846 Gioacchino Rossini marries Olympe Pélissier in Paris
1858 Britain's Queen Victoria telegraphs President James Buchanan
1861 Pres Lincoln prohibits Union states from trading with Confederacy
1861 Skirmishes at Fredericktown/Kirkville, Missouri
1863 Chickamauga campaign GA
1863 Emancipation Proclamation signed
1864 4th day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Virginia, Federal assault
1864 Battle of Front Royal VA (Guard Hill)
1864 Palace for People's industry official opens in Amsterdam
1870 Fred Goldsmith demonstrates curve ball isn't an optical illusion
1876 Opera "Siegfried" premieres in Bayreuth
1882 British under General Wolseley land in Alexandria
1890 Alexander Clark, journalist/lawyer, named minister to Liberia
1894 Indian chiefs from the Sioux & Onondaga tribes met to urge their people to renounce Christianity & return to their old Indian faith
1896 Gold discovered in Klondike, found at Bonanza Creek, Ala
1898 Edwin Prescott patents roller coaster
1903 Tigers play a home game in Toledo Ohio, Yanks win 12-8
1904 NYC begins building Grand Central Station
1905 Mbunga-rebellion occupy German post Ifakara East-Africa
1906 -17] 8.6 earthquake destroys Valparaiso Chile, fire kills 20,000
1907 Abd al-Hafid proclaims himself sultan of Morocco
1914 German army occupies last fort at Luik, Belgian general Leman caught
1914 Zapata & Pancho Villa over run Mexico
1915 KC's Alex Main no-hits Buffalo (Federal League), 5-0
1918 US troops overthrows Archangelsk
1920 Ray Chapman, of Indians is hit in head by Yanks' Carl Mays pitch; he dies next day, only major league fatality
1922 AT&T radio station WBAY becomes WEAF (NYC)
1924 38th US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla B Mallory (61 63)
1924 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
1924 Dutch-Turkish peace treaty signed
1927 1st HR hit out of Comiskey Park Chicago (NY Yankee Babe Ruth)
1934 US ends occupation of Haiti (been there since 1915)
1934 US explorer William Beebe descends 3,028' (923 m) in Bathysphere
1936 11th Olympic games closes in Berlin
1940 45 German aircrafts shot down over England
1942 Premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow
1943 1st Long Tom bombs on Italian mainland (from Sicily)
1943 Bulgarian czar Boris III visits Adolf Hitler
1944 2nd Canadian Division occupies Falaise Normandy
1944 Chartres freed
1944 Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London
1944 US 15th Army corp reaches Eure, surrounds Dreux
1946 Great Calcutta blood bath - Moslem/Hindu riot (3-4,000 die)
1947 Ralph Kiner becomes 1st Pirate to hit 3 consecutive HRs
1948 Arabs blow up Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem
1948 Israeli pound becomes legal tender
1950 West Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England
1953 KTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins
1953 Shah of Persia & princess Soraya flee to Baghdad & Rome
1954 "Sports Illustrated" magazine begins publishing
1954 200 pilgrims drown in Farahzad Iran rain storm flood
1955 Fiat Motors orders 1st private atomic reactor
1956 Adlai E Stevenson nominated as Democratic presidential candidate
1956 Indians' Rocky Colavito hits his 1st grand slam, Cleveland 5, Tigers 4
1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Seattle Golf Open
1959 USSR introduces installment buying
1960 Britain grants independence to crown colony of Cyprus
1960 Joseph Kittinger parachutes from balloon at 31,330 m (84,700')
1960 Republic of Congo (Zaire, Dem Rep of Congo) forms
1961 250,000 West Berliners demonstrate against East Berlin
1961 Martin L King protests for black voting right in Miami
1962 Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatle drummer
1963 Independence is restored to Dominican Republic
1964 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open Invitational
1964 St Louis Card Curt Flood gets 8 straight hits in a doubleheader
1965 AFL awards its 1st expansion franchise (Miami Dolphins)
1967 Cin Red Jim Maloney retires 19 Pirates, then gets injured & leaves
1967 WFIQ TV channel 36 in Florence, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 WATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, GA begins broadcasting
1969 Woodstock rock festival begins in NY
1970 52nd PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots 279 at Southern Hills OK
1970 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cincinnati Golf Open
1972 54th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich
1972 Morocco King Hassan II's B727 shot at
1972 Philip Potter appointed sect-gen of World council of Churches
1972 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1974 Ramones concert debut (NY's CBGBs)
1975 "Rodgers & Hart" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 108 perfs
1975 Peter Gabriel quits Genesis
1976 58th PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots a 281 at Congressional MD
1976 St Louis Cards beat San Diego Chargers 20-10 in Tokyo (NFL expo)
1977 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 Yanks blow 9-4 lead in 9th but beat Chicago 11-10 in bottom of 9th
1980 Bill Ward quits Black Sabbath
1980 Cozy Powell quits Rainbow
1980 Jools Holland quits Squeeze
1981 Highest score in World Cup soccor match (New Zealand-13, Fiji-0)
1981 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
1981 Mary Terstegge Meagher swims world record 100m butterfly (57.93)
1983 Paul Simon weds Carrie Fisher
1984 Andrea Doria's safe opened
1984 LA federal jury acquits auto maker John Z DeLorean on cocaine charges
1984 Largest harness racing purse ($2,161,000-Nihilator wins $1,080,500)
1984 NASA launches Ampte
1985 Madonna weds Sean Penn on her 27th birthday
1986 Sudan rebels shoot a Fokker's F-27 down, 57 killed
1986 "Papa Don't Preach," goes #1 for 2 weeks
1986 Madonna's "True Blue," album goes #1 for 5 weeks & her single
1987 Astrological Harmonic Convergence-Dawn of New Age
1987 NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs, 23-9
1987 Northwest Airlines 255 plane crashes in Detroit, 156 die (1 lives)
1987 Val Skinner wins LPGA MasterCard International Golf Pro-Am
1988 Butch Reynolds runs world record 400 m (43.29)
1988 IBM introduces software for artificial intelligence
1988 Jailed black nationalist Nelson Mandela struck with tuberculosis
1988 Mayor Koch says he plans to wipe out street-corner windshield washers
1989 Roger Kingdom of USA sets 110m hurdle record (12.92) in Zurich
1990 China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1990 Iraq orders 4000 Britons & 2500 Americans in Kuwait to Iraq
1991 Belgium census is 10,000,963 inhabitants
1991 Pres Bush declares recession is near an end
1992 20th du Maurier Golf Classic: Sherri Steinhaur
1992 74th PGA Championship: Nick Price shoots a 278 at Bellerive St Louis
1992 Moses Kiptanui runs world record 3k (7:28.96)
1994 Chandrika Kumaratungo's party wins Sri Lanka elections
1994 Shauna Gambill, 17, of California, crowned 12th Miss Teen USA
1997 For only 2nd time Stanley Cup leaves North America (heads to Russia)
1998 80th PGA Championship at Sahalee CC, Seattle WA
1998 Weetabix Women's British Golf Open
Birthdays for tomorrow in history Events  Deaths
1397Albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany
1550Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar
1603Christianus Schotanus … Sterringa, Frisian theologist/historian
1622Tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian
1645Jean de La Bruyère, French author
1666Henriëtte Amalia, monarch of Nassau-Dietz
1763Frederick of York, English duke/bishop of Osnabrck
1769Jean Aime Vernier, composer
1776Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer
1795Heinrich August Marschner, composer
1816Joseph Robinson, composer
1817Henry Winter Davis, MC (Union), died in 1865
1828Joseph Bradford Carr, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1831Edward Payson Chapin, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1832Wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist/psychologist/philosopher
1836John Farmer, composer
1837Emile A H Seipgens, Dutch priest/beer brewer
1845Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist
1846Justus van Maurik, Dutch cigar manufacturer/writer/editor (Groene)
1860Jules Laforgue, Uruguay, French poet (Les Complaintas)
1860Lord Hawke, cricketer (England batsman 1890's, many official posts)
1862Amos Alonzo Stagg, football pioneer, inventor (tackling dummy)
1863Henry Constant Gabriel Pierné, Metz France, composer (Edith)
1864Ferdinand C S Schiller, British philosopher (Riddles of the Sphinx)
1867António Nobre, Portuguese poet (Lonely)
1868Bernard MacFadden, publisher (Physical Culture, True Romances)
1868Charles Sanford Skilton, composer
1871Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer
1874Arthur Meighen, Canada, PM of Canada (1920, 21, 26)
1877Karl L Hoschna, composer
1879Ethel Barrymore, classic film & stage actress (Pinky, Moonrise)
1882Franz MT de Liage Böhl, German/Dutch assyrologist/translator
1882Pierre H Ritter Jr, Dutch literary/head (Utrecht Newspaper)
1884Adrian S Oppenheim, Dutch lawyer/adviser (British Petroleum/Shell)
1884Hugo Gernsback, sci-fi writer (1960 Hugo)
1885Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)
1887Nadia Boulanger, conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony)
1892Harold Foster, cartoonist (created "Prince Valiant")
1894George Meany, NYC, labor leader (headed AFL-CIO)
1895Jacinto Guerrero, composer
1895Lucien Littlefield, San Antonia Tx, actor (Mr Beasley-Blondie)
1897Robert Ringling, circus master
1897Vicente Ascone, composer
1899Glenn Strange, Weed NM, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke)
1902Georgette Heyer, England, novelist (Friday's Child)
1902Stefan Boleslaw Poradowski, composer
1904Wendell Stanley, biochemist, 1st to crystallize a virus (Nobel 1946)
1906Franz Josef II, prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89)
1907Alexander Uriah Boskovich, composer
1907Mae Clarke, [Klotz], Phila, actress (Frankenstein, Waterloo Bridge)
1909Paul Smith Callaway, composer
1910Mae Clarke, Phila, actress (Frankenstein, Nana, Parole Girl)[or 1907]
1912Marga AM Klompé, 1st Netherland woman elected minister
1912Ted Drake, soccer star
1913Menachem Begin, Israeli PM (1977-83, Nobel 1978)
1914Tullio Pandolfini, Italy, water polo (Olympic-gold-1948)
1915Al Hibbler, singer (Unchained Melody)
1917Roque Cordero, Panama, composer (Sonata Breve)
1920Charles Bukowski, Andernach Germany, US writer (Hollywood: A Novel)
1922Louis E Lomax, author
1923Joe Hutton, northumbrian piper/shepherd
1923Shimon Peres, Israeli Labor Party leader/prime minister
1925Fess Parker, Fort Worth Texas, actor (Davy Crockett, Old Yeller)
1928Ann Blyth, Mt Kisko NY, actress (Kismet, Mildred Pierce)
1928Eddie Kirkland, Jamaican/US blues guitarist (Have Mercy)
1929Bill Evans, US jazz pianist
1930Frank Gifford, Calif, NFL halfback (NY Giants)/ABC sportscaster
1930Marion A Trabert, tennis champ (US Open-1953)
1930Robert Culp, Berkley Calif, actor (I Spy, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice)
1930Ted Hughes, England, poet laureate (1984- )
1930Tony Trabert, tennis pro (1955 Wimbeldon)
1932Eydie Gorme, [Edithe Gormezano], Bronx NY, singer (Bossa Nova)
1932Jon Lindbergh, 2nd son of aviator Charles Lindbergh
1933Jan van Ginkel, graphic artist/publisher (Perscombinatie)
1933Reiner Kunze, writer
1933Stuart A "Smokey" Roosa, Durango Colo, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 14)
1934Diana Wynne Jones, UK, sci-fi author (Drowned Ammet, Witch Week)
1934Ed van Thijn, (Jewish) Dutch foreign min/mayor (Amsterdam, 1983-94)
1934John Standing, London England, actor (Edward-Lime Street)
1934Ketty Lester, [Revoyda Frierson], US singer/actress (Love Letters)
1934Sam Trimble, cricketer (Queensland bat, 12th man for Aust, no Test)
1935Betsy von Furstenberg, Nelheim Ger, actress (Machine Calls it Murder)
1935Julie Newmar, Hollywood Calif, actress (Catwoman-Batman, Living Doll)
1936Anita Gillette, Balt Md, actress (Quincy ME, Marathon, Moonstruck)
1936Gary Clarke, LA Calif, actor (Hondo, Virginian, Michael Shayne)
1937David Behrman, composer
1937Lorraine Gary, NYC, actress (Jaws, Jaws 2, Jaws 4)
1938Andr s Balczó, Hungary, pentathlete (Olympic-gold-1972)
1938Oleg Grigoryevich Kononenko, Russia, cosmonaut
1939Carol Shelley, London, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple)
1939Valeri V Ryumin, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 32)
1939Wim Meijer, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1940Bruce Beresford, Austral director (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies)
1942John Meulendijks, Dutch cryptogram maker (People's Daily)
1943Pedro Chappé-García, Havana, basketball player (Olympic-bronze-1972)
1944Dick Zimmer, (Rep-R-New Jersey)
1944Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistan left-arm quick, 1 Test)
1945Bob Balaban, Chicago IL, actor/director (2010, Girlfriends)
1945Gary Loizzo, Chicago IL, rock guitarist (American Breed)
1945Gordon "Snowy" Fleet, Merseyside, rock drummer (Easybeats)
1945Kevin Ayers, England, progressive rocker (Joy of a Toy)
1945Robert Balaban, Chicago, actor (Absence of Malice, Altered States)
1945Suzanne Farrell, Cincinnati, ballerina (Don Quioxote)
1946Lesley Ann Warren, NYC, actress (Cinderella, Mission Impossible)
1947Carol Moseley-Braun, (Sen-D Illinois)
1947John Howard, (US), speed record (152.284 mph at Bonneville Flats, UT)
1948Barry Hay, singer/fluitist/saxophonist/guitarist (Golden Earring)
1949Bill Spooner, rock guitarist/vocalist (Tubes)
1950Hasely Crawford, Trinidad, 100m runner (Olympic-gold-1976)
1950Jeff[rey R] Thomson, cricketer (great Aussie fast bowler 1972-85)
1952Gianna Rolandi, NYC, soprano (Der Rosenkavalier)
1952Mahes Goonatillake, cricketer (Sri Lankan keeper in their 1st 5 Tests)
1952Reginald Veljohnson, actor (Carl Winslow-Family Matters, Die Hard)
1953Catlin O'Heaney, Whitefish Bay Wisc, actress (Snow White-Charmings)
1953James Taylor, SC, rocker (Kool & The Gang-Joanna)
1953Kathie Lee Gifford, Paris Fla, hostess (Live with Regis & Kathie Lee)
1953Nick Leyva, baseball manager (Phillies 1988-91)
1954James Cameron, Kapuskasing Ontario, writer/dir (True Lies, Titanic)
1956Colleen Walker, Jacksonville FL, LPGA golfer (1988 Mazda Champions)
1956Dominic Erban, French rugby international player
1957Tim Farriss, Australian pop guitarist (INXS-Kiss the Dirt)
1958Angela Bassett, NYC, actress (What's Love Got to Do With It)
1958Jonathan Prince, Beverly Hills Pa, actor (Danny-Alice, Pray TV)
1958Jose Luis, Clerc Argentina, tennis star
1958Madonna, [Ciccone], Bay City Mich, singer/actress (Like a Virgin)
1958Peter "Jeff" K Wisoff, Norfolk VA, PhD/Astronaut (STS 57, 68, 81/84)
1960Timothy Hutton, Malibu Calif, actor (Turk 182, Ordinary People)
1963Scott Dunlap, Pittsburgh PA, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 S Afr Masters)
1964Jimmy Arias, Buffalo NY, tennis player (US Davis Cup team)
1964Nigel Redman, English rugby international player
1965Brian McDonough, Long Beach Calif, points cyclist (Olympics-19th-96)
1965Eric van der Luer, soccer player (Roda JC)
1965Todd McNair, NFL running back/kick returner (Houston Oilers)
1965Xavier Hernandez, Port Arthur TX, pitcher (Houston Astros)
1966Ed Olczyk, Chicago, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
1966Rosey Edeh, London England, Canadian 400m hurdler (Olympics-4-92, 96)
1966Terry Shumpert, Paducah KY, infielder (Chic Cubs)
1967Bret Barberie, Long Beach CA, infielder (Chic Cubs)
1967Matt Vanderbeek, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
1968Donovan Leitch Jr, actor/musician (I Shot Andy Warhol)
1968Eric Jonassen, offensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals)
1969Becky Delos Santos, Boston Mass, playmate (April, 1994)
1969Ben Coates, NFL tight end (NE Patriots)
1969Carl Henkel, Torrance Calif, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
1970Adrian Hardy, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
1970Dena Head, WNBA guard (Utah Starzz)
1970Eric Swann, NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
1970Lester Smith, CFL safety (Toronto Argonauts)
1970Quinton McCracken, Wilmington NC, outfielder (Colorado Rockies)
1970Wilco Hellinga, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1971Nigel Williams, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
1971Troy Alexander, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1971Willie Jackson, NFL wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1972Eddie Goines, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
1972Michael Reed, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers)
1972Michael Thornberry, Virginia Beach Va, team handball circle (Oly-1996)
1972Zach Wiegert, tackle (St Louis Rams)
1974Bryan Chiu, CFL defensive tackle (Montreal Alouettes)
1974Krizstina Egerszegi, Hungarian backstroke swimmer (100/200m WR)
1974Roger Cedeno, Valencia Edo Venezuela, outfielder (LA Dodgers)
1974Ryan Longwell, NFL kicker (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1975Felicia Zimmermann, Rochester NY, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
1988Rumer Willis, child of Bruce Willis & Demi Moore
Deaths for tomorrow in history Events  Birthdays
1419Wenzel/V clav IV, [Wenceslas], drunken RC German king, dies at 58
1508Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41
1532Johan de Standvastige, monarch of Saxon (Schmalkaldisch), dies
1603Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri), dies at 62
1661Thomas Fuller, English prime minister, dies at 53
1675Bogdan Chmilnicki, cosack leader/murderer of 300,000 Jews, dies
1678Andrew Marvell, English poet (Definition of Love), ODs at 57
1705Jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 50
1738Joe Miller, English comic, dies
1748Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer, dies at 63
1786Henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer/bandmaster, dies at 80
1799Vincenzo Manfredini, composer, dies at 61
1807Claude C Saunier, French furniture maker, dies at about 72
1831Eduard Brendler, composer, dies at 30
1854Duncan Phyfe, furniture maker, dies
1864John Randolph Chambliss Jr, planter/Confederate, dies in battle at 31
1870Ludvig Anton Edmund Passy, composer, dies at 80
1886Swami Ramakrishna, Indies philosopher, dies at 50
1894Herman van der Tuuk, Dutch linguist (Toba Batak grammar), dies at 70
1900José de Queirós, Portuguese writer (Bullock Maias), dies at 54
1900Eça de Queiroz, writer, dies
1910Charles Ferdinand Lenepveu, composer, dies at 69
1911Karl Munzinger, composer, dies at 68
1920J Norman Lockyer, English physicist (discovered helium in Sun), dies
1921Peter I Karadjordjevic, king of Serbia/Yugoslavia, dies [or 8/26]
1929Frank Valentine Van der Stucken, composer, dies at 70
1938Robert Johnson, US Delta-blues singer/guitarist, poisoned at 27
1939Ron Oxenham, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia, 14 wickets), dies
1940Billy Fiske, US RAF-pilot/2nd lieutenant, dies of injuries
1940Henri Desgrange, French cyclist/founder (Tour de France), dies at 75
1944Roman Padlewski, composer, dies at 28
1945Nico Richter, composer, dies at 29
1945Takijiro Ohnishi, led Japanese kamikaze pilots (harakiri), dies
1946Herman Harrell Horne, philosopher (idealism)
1948Babe Ruth, Baseball legend (NY Yankees), dies in NY at 53
1949Margaret Mitchell, US writer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 48
1951Louis Jouvet, actor (Volpone, Topaze, La Marseillaise), dies at 63
1956Bela Lugosi, actor (Dracula), dies of heart attack at 73
1958Paul Panzer, actor (Cat's Paw, Mildred Pierce), dies at 85
1959William "Bull" F Halsey, US vice-admiral (WW II Pacific), dies
1959Pedro Humberto Allende Sarón, Chilean composer (Tonados), dies at 74
1960Errol Holmes, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for England 1935), dies
1964Jack Pennick, actor (Lady From Louisiana), dies at 68
1965Vasily Petrovich Shirinsky, composer, dies at 64
1966Jack Mather, actor (Cisco Kid), dies of heart attack at 58
1968Luis Gianneo, composer, dies at 71
1969Russ Bender, actor/writer (Air Patrol, Strangler), dies at 59
1971Elsie Baker, actress (Ghosts of Hanley House), dies at 78
1972John Barnes Chance, composer, dies at 39
1973Veda Ann Borg, actress (Kid Galahad), dies at 54
1973Selman A Waksman, Russian/US microbiology (Nobel 1952), dies at 85
1974Karl E Mundt, (Rep/Sen), dies
1976Beppie Nooij Jr, Dutch actress (Rooie Sien), dies at 83
1977Elvis Presley, rocker, dies of heart ailment/drugs at Graceland at 42
1978Alidius WL Tjarda van Stachouwer, gov-gen of Neth Indies, dies at 90
1984Gyorgy Kosa, composer, dies at 87
1986John Hurley, song writer (Son of a Preacher Man), dies at 45
1988Milton Adolphus, composer, dies at 75
1989Amanda Blake, actress (Gunsmoke), dies at 58
1991Stuart Karl, CEO (Karl Home Video), dies at 38 of skin cancer
1991Shamu the Whale, dies of respiratory failure at 16
1991Robert DiMatte Jr, stage director/actor, dies at 43
1991Frederic Marés, Spanish sculptor, dies
1992Mark Heard, Christian musician, dies at 41 of a heart attack
1993Irene Sharaff, US costume designer (Cleopatra, Can-can), dies at 83
1993Joseph Towers, US pilot, dies
1993Stewart Granger, actor (Scaramouche), dies of cancer at 80
1993Tom Fuccella, actor (Paul-One Life to Live), dies of AIDs at 56
1994John Doucette, actor (Fighting Mad, Gang War), dies of cancer at 73
1994Henry Geldzahler, US critic, dies
1994Frits de Knight, photographer, dies of AIDS at 40
1994Earnest Pawel, Polish/US author (Nightmare of Reason), dies at 74
1995John Cameron Swayze, news anchor (NBC), dies at 89
1995John Priestly McCartjy, detroit DJ, dies at 62
1995Robert "Robby" Debarge, r&B Musician, dies at 36
1996Eric Cullen, actor (Huntington Tower), dies at 31
1996Robert Lynn, anarchist, dies at 72
1997Gerard McLarnon, actor/writer, dies at 82

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