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Events for tomorrow in history Birthdays  Deaths
0310 St Eusebius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0335 Constantinople emperor Constantine the Great rules laws against Jews
0686 Conon begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1096 Sultan Kilidj Arslan of Nicea defeats 1st Crusaders
1187 Alberto de Morra elected as Pope Gregorius VIII (12/17/1187)
1492 Columbus lands on San Salvador Island
1492 Columbus' discovers America (Oct 12, 1492 Julian calender)
1496 Emperor Maximiliaans daughter marries Spanish crown prince Johan of Aragón/Philip de Blank marries Johanna "the Waanzinnige" of Aragón
1520 Ferdinand Magellen arrives at Tierra Del Fuego (Pacific Ocean)
1553 Volumes of Talmud are burned
1555 Emperor Charles V makes Erard of Pallandt earl of Culemborg
1555 English parliament refuses to recognize Philip of Spain as king
1568 2nd Altenburger sermon: Philippisten/Gnesiolutheranen
1591 Nijmegen surrenders to Earl Mauritius van Nassau
1601 Memorial service for Daitokuji's Shinju held for Ikkyu Sojun in Kyoto
1639 Dunes (Marten Tromp defeats Spanish armada under De Oquendo)
1639 Sea battle at Dunes: lt-adm Maarten Tromp beats Spanish Armada
1641 Catholic uprising in Ulster: 1000s English & Scots killed
1652 King Louis XIV returns to Paris
1708 Dutch & English troops occupy Lille (Rijsel)
1727 Russian & Chinese accord to correct boundaries
1797 US Navy frigate Constitution, Old Ironsides, launched in Boston
1805 Battle of Trafalgar, Adm Nelson defeats French & Spanish fleet & dies
1824 Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement (Yorkshire England)
1858 In Paris, the Can-Can is 1st performed
1858 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Orphée aux Enfers," premieres in Paris
1861 Battle of Balls Bluff, VA (Leesburg, Harrison's Island)
1864 Battle of Westport, MO (Kansas City)
1868 Severe earthquake at 7:53 AM, centered in Hayward, Calif
1869 1st shipment of fresh oysters comes overland from Baltimore
1871 1st US amateur outdoor athletic games (NY)
1878 German republic chancellor Bismarck delegates end of "Socialism"
1879 Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb
1887 Detroit clinches best-of-15 touring World Championship with its 8th victory in Game 11 this afternoon in Baltimore, 13-3
1897 Yerkes Observatory of University of Chicago is dedicated
1899 Battle at Elandslaagte Natal: (Boers vs British army)
1905 England Pilgrim Assn beats All NY 11, 7-1 in soccer at Polo Grounds
1911 RS Hichens & M Hudsons "Garden of Allah," premieres in NYC
1911 Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta Unions form Western Canada Rugby Football Union
1914 Battle of Warsaw ends with German defeat
1915 1st transatlantic radiotelephone message, Arlington, Va to Paris
1916 US Army forms Reserve Officers Training Corps
1917 1st Americans to see action on front lines of WW I
1917 Petrograds garrison accepts Revolutionary Military Committee
1918 Margaret Owen sets world typing speed record of 170 wpm for 1 min
1921 Tuschinski Theater opens in Amsterdam
1923 1st planetarium opens at Deutsche Museum in Munich
1924 KLM Fokker's F7 H-NACC departs to Dutch East Indies
1925 Sidney Howards "Lucky Sam McGarver," premieres in NYC
1935 Hank Greenberg selected AL MVP unanimously
1937 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 5th Symphony premieres
1937 Franco-troops occupies Gijon
1938 Japanese troops occupies Canton
1940 RAF drops 1st anti-nazi pamphlets on Netherlands
1944 Canadian troops occupy Breskens
1944 During WW II, US troops capture Aachen, 1st large German city to fall
1944 Walter Piston's "Fugue for a Victory Tune," premieres in NYC
1945 Women in France allowed to vote for 1st time
1947 Dutch Dakota explodes near Coopenhagen, 16 die
1948 Beersheba liberated by Israeli army
1948 Dutch Constellation crashes at Prestwick Scotland (40 murder)
1948 Facsimile high-speed radio transmission demonstrated (Washington DC)
1948 UN reject Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons
1950 Chinese forces occupy Tibet
1950 Death penality abolished in Belgium
1950 Patty Berg wins LPGA Hardscrabble Women's Golf Invitation
1950 Tom Powers of Duke scores 6 touchdowns
1952 Dutch govt refuses New-Guinea (West-Irian)
1954 Dorothy Parker/Arnaud d'Usseau's "Ladies of the Corridor," premieres
1954 Indonesian troops land in New-Guinea
1956 Betty Dodd wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open
1957 Giants purchase Class-A Phoenix team
1957 Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens
1957 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open
1958 1st women in English House of Lords
1959 Contra revolutionaries bomb Havana
1959 Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens (NYC)
1959 Players Assn approves 2 All-Star Games in 1960, to be held in KC & NY
1960 1st British nuclear sub Dreadnought launched
1960 JFK & Nixon clashed in 4th & final presidential debate (NYC)
1961 Barbra Striesand opens in "Another Evening with Harry Stones"
1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Carlsbad Cavern Golf Open
1964 Abebe Bikila runs world/olympic record marathon (2:12:11.2)
1964 Braves ask NL to allow them to leave Milwaukee for Atlanta
1965 KTWU TV channel 11 in Topeka, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1965 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Robert B Woodward
1965 Robert B Woodward awarded Nobel prize for chemistry
1965 Vivian Beaumont Theater (NYC) opens
1966 144 die as a coal waste landslide engulfed a school in Aberfan S Wales
1967 Egypt sinks Israeli torpedo boat
1967 Thousands opposing Vietnam War try to storm Pentagon
1969 Bloodless coup in Somalia (National Day)
1969 Leonard Gersh' "Butterflies are Free," premieres in NYC
1969 Willy Burns elected chancellor of West Germany
1969 Maj Gen Mohamed Siad Barre becomes President of Somali
1970 777 Unification church couples wed in Korea
1970 Caledonian Airways takes over British United Airways
1970 Nobel prize of peace awarded to Norman E Borlaugh
1971 "To Live Another Summer" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 173 perfs
1971 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Pablo Neruda
1971 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1971 William H Rehnquist & Lewis F Powell nominated to US Supreme Court by Nixon, following resignations of Justices Hugo Black & John Harlan
1972 "Dude" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 16 performances
1972 "Man of La Mancha" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 140 perfs
1972 "Pacific Paradise" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 5 performances
1973 A's manager Dick Williams quits after A's beat Mets in World Series
1973 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Waco Tribune Herald Ladies Golf Classic
1974 1st Islander shut-out opponent-Billy Smith 5-0 vs Caps
1974 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Cubic Corp Golf Classic
1975 "Treemonisha" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 64 performances
1975 Coast Guard Academy 1st allows women to enroll
1975 Elton John given a star in Hollywood
1975 Mexico City's 1st major subway accident takes 26 lives
1975 Red Sox Carlton Fisk's 12th inning HR beats Reds 7-6 in game 6 of WS
1975 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1975 Venera 9, 1st craft to orbit planet Venus launched
1976 55th weaapon accord signed
1976 American Saul Bellow wins Nobel Prize for Literature
1976 Cin Reds sweep NY Yankees, in 73rd World Series
1976 NY Knicks retire 1st number, # 19, Willis Reed
1976 NY Yankee Thurman Munson ties World Series mark of 6 straight singles
1976 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Saul Bellow
1977 US recalls William Bowdler, ambassador to South Africa
1979 10th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:42
1979 9th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:33
1979 Greta Weitz wins woman participation in NYC marathon (02:27:33)
1979 Israeli minister of Foreign affairs Moshe Dayan resigns
1979 Ozzie Newsome begins NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions
1980 "Banjo Dancing" opens at Century Theater NYC for 38 performances
1980 1st (& only) time Phillies win World Series (in 98 years)
1980 Michael Gorbatsjov elected member of Politburo
1980 Phillies win their 1st World Championship in their 98-year history
1983 Pope John Paul II names 3 new Dutch bishops
1984 Cleveland Browns' Steve Cox sets club record with a 60-yd field goal
1984 Niki Lauda becomes 3rd time motor racing world champ
1984 Steve Jones runs Chicago Marathon in world record 2:08:05
1985 Qasim Omar (206) & Javed Miandad (203*) make 397 stand v SL
1986 1st-class cricket debut of Andy Flower, ZCU Presidents XI v Young WI
1986 Hugh Whitemore's "Breaking the Code," premieres in London
1986 IBM re-forms in South Africa
1986 Republic of Marshall Islands signs Compact of Free Assn with US
1986 US writer Edward A Tracy kidnap in Beirut
1987 7th Belgium govt of Martens forms
1987 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Robert M Solow
1987 Senate debate begins rejecting Robert Bork's Supreme Ct nomination
1988 Boston Celtics beat Yugoslavia 113-85 in Madrid
1988 Ferdinand & Imelda Marcos indicted on racketeering charges
1989 "Dangerous Games" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 4 perfs
1989 Buck Helm found alive after being buried 4 days, in SF earthquake
1989 Houston becomes 1st major college team to gain 1000 yards in a game
1989 1st black owners (Betram Lee & Peter Bynoe) to own a major sports team, purchasing Denver Nuggets for $65m
1990 Esther Canseco calls Oakland A's manager Tony La Russa a "punk" for not starting husband Jose in the World Series
1991 24 die in a fire in Oakland Calif
1991 Former Calif gov Jerry Brown announce run for presidency
1991 US hostage Jesse Turner released from 5 years in captivity in Beirut
1992 Madonna's book "Sex" goes on sale
1993 "Twilight of the Golds" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 29 performances
1993 Gary Kasparov defeats Nigel Short for chess championship
1993 Milt coup by Burundi Pres Ndadaye/525,000 Hutu's flee
1994 Hana bridge is Seoul Korea crashes, 32+ die
1994 North Korea signs pact to end their nuclear projects
1995 Addison Vance, 18, of Hickory NC, crowned 7th Ms Venus Swimwear
1995 Mario Tremblay, selected 22nd NHL coach of Montreal Canadians
1997 Elton John's tribute to Diana breaks world record, 318 million dist
1997 Cleve Marquis Grissom hit in his 15th straight World Series game (streak ends at 15, he is 2nd to Hank Baur with 17)
Birthdays for tomorrow in history Events  Deaths
1570Wolfgang Schonsleder, composer
1574Nicolo Rubini, composer
1582Johan Ernst earl of Nassau-Siegen, military/son of Johan VII
1650Jean Bart, French captain/sea hero (Escape from Plymouth)
1680Francisco Jose Coutinho, composer
1751David Moritz Michael, composer
1761Louis AG baron de Bacler d'Albe, French cartographer/brig general
1762Herman W Daendels, brig-gen/gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1807-11)
1767Francesco Ruggi, composer
1772Samuel Taylor Coleridge, England, poet (Rime of Ancient Mariner)
1775Guiseppi Baini, composer
1790Alphonse-Marie Louis de Lamartine, Macon France, writer (René)
1803George Wright, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1865
1807Hanri Reber, composer
1807Miguel Hilarion Eslava y Elizondo, composer
1822Levinus Keuchenius, Dutch minister of Colonies (1888-90)
1823Pasqual Juan Emilio Arrieta y Corera, composer
1827Petrus PM Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian/writer
1833Alfred Bernhard Nobel, Stockholm, created dynamite & Peace Prizes
1839Georg von Siemens, founder (Deutsche Bank)
1843Mark M Antokolski, Russian/French sculptor (Peter the Great)
1846Edmondo de Amicis, Italian writer (Cuore)
1847Guiseppe Giacosa, Italian songwriter (libretti opera Puccini)
1851George Ulyett, cricketer (great Yorkshire all-rounder 1873-93)
1858Ramabai Dongre' Medhavi, India, social reformer
1873George P Gooch, English historian/MP
1874Albert Aftalion, Bulgaria/French economist
1879Marie Joseph Canteloube de Malaret, composer
1885Egon Joseph Wellesz, Austria, composer/musicologist
1885Jan Altink, Dutch painter/co-founder (Ploeg)
1890Gerrit Engelke, German writer/poet (Love Letters)
1891John Metzelaar, Dutch/US (About Tropical Atl Visschen)
1891Ted Shawn, US dancer/choreographer (Dance We Must)
1895Alexander d'Arbeloff, entrepreneur
1895Shukichi Mitsukuri, composer
1896Edna Purviance, Lovelock NV (Dog's Pleasure, Dog's Life)
1898Amedeo duke of Aosta, viceroy of Ethiopia/gov-gen of Ital East-Africa
1901Gerhard von Rad, German old testament scholar (Deuteronomium)
1902Hilarion Rubio, composer
1902Lillian Bronson, Lockport NY, actress (Next Voice you Hear)
1904Edmond [Moore] Hamilton, US, sci-fi author (Danger Planet)
1908Alexander Schneider, Vilna Lith, violinist (Budapest String Quartet)
1908Howard Ferguson, composer
1911Peter Graves, London England, actor (Mission Impossible, Stalag 17)
1911Vladimir Ussachevsky, Manchurian/US composer (Creation) [NS=Nov 3]
1912Carlos Don Byas, US jazz saxophonist
1912Georg Solti, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Fidelio)
1914Martin Gardner, Scientific American math & puzzles columnist
1916Andrea Checchi, Firenze Italy, actress (Attack & Retreat)
1916Tomojiro Ikenouchi, composer
1917Dizzy Gillespie, [John B], jazz trumpeter, a creator of modern jazz
1919Claire Sterling, journalist
1919Daniel John Chapman Cunningham, physiologist
1921Jarmil Burghauser, composer
1921Malcolm Arnold, Northampton Engld, composer (Bridge over River Kwai)
1925Joyce Randolph, Detroit Mich, actress (Trixie-Honeymooners)
1926Leonard Rossiter, Liverpool England, actor (Britannia Hospital)
1926Marga Richter, composer
1927Nadine Judd, [Nadia Moore/Nerina], S African/British ballerina
1928Edward "Whitey" Ford, hall of fame pitcher (NY Yankees)
1928Mario Pinto, the Andrade, writer/president MPLA (Angola)
1929Ursula K[roeber] Le Guin, US, sci-fi author (Tombs of Atuan)
1930Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting (London)
1931Jim Parks, cricketer (England batsman-keeper in 46 Tests 1954-68)
1933Georgia Brown, [Lillian Getel], actress (Study in Terror, Fixer)
1934Jerry Lewis, (Rep-R-California, 1979- )
1936James H "Simon" Gray, English playwright (Butley)
1937Norman Wright, rocker (Del-Vikings)
1940Don Ritter, (Rep-R-PA, 1979- )
1940Frances FitzGerald, NYC, journalist/author (Fire in the Lake)
1940Geoffrey Boycott, cricketer (stoic England opener 1964-82)
1940Julie Parrish, Middlesboro Ky, actress (Good Morning World, Capitol)
1940Manfred Mann, [Michael Lubowitz], S Afr, rocker (Mighty Quinn)
1940Osamu Watanabe, Japan, featherweight (Olympic-gold-1964)
1941Marina Ripa, Rome Italy, countess/writer (My First 40 Years)
1941Steve Cropper, TN, guitarist/songwriter (Booker T & MGs)
1942Elvin Bishop, Tulsa OK, rock guitarist (Fooled Around & Fell in Love)
1942Les AuCoin, (Rep-D-OR, 1975- )
1943Frans LAJ Wolters, economist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
1943Paula Kelly, Jacksonville Fla, dancer/actress (Liz-Night Court)
1943Ron Elliott, rocker
1944Janet Ahlberg, illustrator
1945Everett McGill, Miami Beach FL, actor (Jezebel's Kiss, Silver Bullet)
1945Kathy Young, rocker (Thousand Stars in the Sky)
1945Nikita Mikhalkov, director (Dark Eyes, Slave of Love)
1946Lee Loughnane, rocker (Chicago)
1947Younis Ahmed, cricketer (batted for Pakistan in 1969 & again in 1987)
1948Moses J "Moss" Mayekiso, South African union/SACP-leader
1949Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister
1949Jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron
1949Shulamit Ran, composer
1950David H G viscount Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary
1950Ronald E McNair, Lake City SC, astr (STS 41B, 51L-Challenger disaster)
1952Brent Mydland, Munich Germany, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Grass Roots)
1952Patti Ann Davis-Reagan, singer/actress/writer, Ron & Nancy's daughter
1952Trevor Chappell, cricketer (bro of several Aussie underarm bowler)
1953Charlotte Caffey, rock guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist (Go-Go's)
1953Eleonora Giorgi, Rome Italy, actress (Nu de Femme, To Forget Venice)
1955Eric Faulkner, Edinburgh Scotland, rock guitarist (Bay City Rollers)
1956Carrie Fisher, Beverly Hills, actress (Princess Lelia-Star Wars)
1957Julian Cope, [Kevin Stapleton], Welsh pop musician (Eve's Volcano)
1957Steve Lukather, US rock singer/guitarist (Toto-Africa)
1959George Bell, Dom Rep, outfielder (Blue Jays, 1987 AL MVP)
1960Lionel Washington, NFL cornerback (Denver Broncos)
1961Mark Finch, film festival organiser
1962Don Fardon, Toowoomba QLD, Australasia golfer
1965Alison Munt, Cairns Australia, LPGA golfer (1992 Jamie Farr-21st)
1965Chima McLean, Vancouver BC, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Conestoga)
1965Chris Duplanty, Palo Alto Calif, water polo goalkeeper (Olympics-96)
1966Jonas B, Svensson Sweden, tennis star
1966Thomas Louis Tolles Jr, Ft Myers FL, PGA golfer (1995 Bob Hope-3rd)
1967Bill Berg, St Catharines, NHL left wing (NY Rangers)
1967Gavin Brian Lovegrove, Auckland NZ, javelin (Olympics-96)
1967John Flaherty, NYC, catcher (San Diego Padres)
1967Stanley Richard, NFL safety (Washington Redskins)
1968Francois Gravel, hockey goaltender (Team France 1998)
1969John McMullen, Santa Rosa Calif, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 NCAA-15th)
1969Mo Lewis, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
1969Tracy Yarbrough, Miss Idaho USA (1996)
1970Lance Teichelmann, WLAF defensive tackle (Rhein Fire)
1970Marc Wilkins, Mansfield OH, pitcher (Pitts Pirates)
1971Astrella Leitch, Celeste rocker, Donovan's daughter
1971Damien Martyn, cricketer (WA & Australian middle-order batsman)
1971Jade Jagger, Paris France, daughter of Mick & Bianca Jagger
1971Rebecca Lynn Gray, Indianapolis Indiana, Miss America-Indiana (1996)
1971René Ponk, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
1971Shane Hannah, NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys)
1972Orlando Thomas, NFL safety (Minn Vikings)
1973Dan Neil, NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1973Derrick Beatty, CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)
1976Jeremy Miller, West Covina Calif, actor (Ben-Growing Pains)
1976Nirachala Kumya, Miss Universe-Thailand (1996)
1977Christie Lee Woods, Texas, Miss Teen USA (1996)
Deaths for tomorrow in history Events  Birthdays
1422Charles VI, King of France (1380-1422), dies at 54
1439Traversari Ambrosius, Italian humanist/leader, dies at 53
1558Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italian physician (Poetice), dies at 74
1561Johannes Vasaeus, Flemish humanist/historian, dies at about 49
1627Frederik de Houtman, navigator/governor of Ambon, dies at about 56
1629Tumengung Buraksa, Matarams/Javanese general, dies in battle
1637Laurens Reael, vice-governor of Ambon/poet/admiral, dies at 54
1650Pedro de Espinosa, Spanish poet/writer, dies
1662Henry Lawes, composer, dies at 66
1687Edmund Waller, English poet/plotter (Waller's plot), dies
1708Christian Weise, German writer (That Böse Catherine), dies
1765Giovanni Paolo Pannini/Panini, Italian painter/architect, dies at 73
1773Johann Conrad Schlaun, German barok architect, dies at 78
1793Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer, dies at 66
1798Johann Christoph Schmugel, composer, dies at 71
1805Horatio Nelson, dies in Battle of Trafalgar
1805Johann Baptist Lasser, composer, dies at 54
1810Franz Teyber, composer, dies at 52
1831Nat Turner, & 19 associates, hanged at 31
1856Henry FC Tollens, merchant/poet (Vienna Neˆrlands blood), dies at 76
1861Edward Dickinson Baker, US attorney/senator, dies in battle at 50
1861John Breckinridge Grayson, Confederate brig-general, dies
1863Lambertus GC Ledeboer, Dutch old-reformed vicar, dies at 55
1872Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer, dies at 78
1886José Hernandez, Argentine poet (La vuelta the Martín Fierro), dies
1897Paul Kuczynski, composer, dies at 50
1905Jose Teodor Vilar, composer, dies at 69
1906[Georgette A] Helena Amelung, actress (Small Lord), dies at 55
1916Karl von Strgkh, premier Austria, assassinated
1919Sven August Korling, composer, dies at 77
1924Martin Pierre Joseph Marsick, composer, dies at 76
1929Owen Dunell, cricketer (two Tests for South Africa in 1889), dies
1931A Schnitzler, writer, dies at 69
1937Betty Carver, wife of Bernard Montgomery, buried
1939Nummy Deane, cricketer (628 runs in 17 Tests for South Africa), dies
1943Alfred DPR Pound, British admiral/1st Sealord (Jutland, WW II), dies
1955Roy Minnett, cricketer (Australian all-rounder prior to WW I), dies
1961Nils J E Ferlin, Swedish songwriter (Goggles), dies
1963George B Cressey, US geographer (Crossroads), dies at 66
1965Bill Black, rocker, dies at 39
1965Marie McDonald, singer/actress (Promises Promises), dies of OD at 42
1966Gertrude Hoffman, actress (Mrs Odetts-My Little Margie), dies at 95
1967Ejnar Hertzsprung, Danish astrophysicist, dies at 94
1969Jack Kerouac, US writer (Doctor Sax, On the Road), dies at 47
1970John T Scopes, US teacher (Scopes "monkey trial" 1925), dies at 70
1971Etienne Gailly, Belgian marathoner (Oly-bronze-48), dies at 48
1971Raymond Hatton, actor (Girls in Prison), dies of heart attack at 84
1973Arabi El Goni, VP/Chad parliament, murdered
1977Stevie Gaines, guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd Band), killed in plane crash
1977Ronnie Van Zant, singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd Band), killed in plane crash
1977Ferit Tuzun, composer, dies at 48
1978Anastas I Mikojan, Russian politician, dies at 83
1983Theodorus H J Zwartkruis, Bishop (Haarlem), dies
1984Dalibor Cyril Vackar, composer, dies at 78
1984François Truffaut, dir (Fahrenheit 451), dies of brain cancer at 52
1984Indira Gandhi, India PM, killed by her bodyguards
1987Ying-Chin Ho, Taiwan govt official, dies at 88
1992Shirley Booth, actress (Hazel), dies at 94
1992Jim Garrison, Louisiana DA (investigate JFK assassination), dies at 70
1992Jackson Weaver, voice of Smokey the Bear, dies of diabetes
1993Assad Saftawi, Palestinian co-founder of al-Fatah, murdered at 58
1993Irving Torgoff, US baseball player (Detroit Tigers), dies at 75
1993Melchior Ndadaye, banker/1st Hutu pres of Burundi (1993), murder at 40
1993Sam Zolotow, US theater critic (NY Times), dies at 94
1993Scott Heiser, US photographer (Interview), dies at 44
1994Edward Moss Hutchinson, educationalist, dies at 85
1994Jerome Bert Weisner, military Scientist/Disarmer, dies at 79
1995Shannon Hoon, vocalist (Blind Melon), dies of drug overdose at 28
1995Maxene Andrews, vocalist (Andrews Sister), dies of heart attack at 79
1995Jose Ignacio Cabrujas, writer, dies at 58
1996Abdelhamid Benhadugah, novelist, dies at 71
1996Eric Halsall, sheepdog trial commentator, dies at 76
1996George Houston, land economist, dies at 74
1996Georgios Zoitakis, leader of Greece (1967-72), dies
1996Robert O'Neill Crossman, politician, dies at 49
1996Wang Li, politician, dies at 78
1997Dolph Camilli, Bkln Dodger/MVP (1941), dies at 90

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