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Events for tomorrow in history Birthdays  Deaths
0953 Otto I the Great gives Utrecht fishing rights
1420 Treaty of Saint Maartens Dike
1453 Turkish fleet sinks ships Golden Receiver in Constantinople
1477 Maximilian of Habsburg marries Maria of Bourgondië at proxy
1509 Henry the VIII becomes King of England
1521 Battle at Villalar: Emperor Charles I beats Communards
1526 Battle at Panipat: Mogol Emperor Babur beats sultan Ibrahim Lodi
1572 France & England sign anti-Spanish military covenant
1600 1st date in James Clavell's novel Shogun (OS)
1649 Maryland Toleration Act passed, allowing all freedom of worship
1654 England & Sweden sign trade agreement
1689 William III & Mary Stuart proclaimed king & queen of England
1739 Spain & Naples-Austria sign peace accord
1785 Russian tsarina Catharina II ends noble privileges
1789 John Adams sworn in as 1st US VP (9 days before Washington)
1794 NYC formally declares coast of Ellis Island publically owned, so they can build forts to protect NYC from British
1818 Franz Grillparzer's "Sappho," premieres in Vienna
1828 Noah Webster publishes 1st American dictionary
1836 Battle of San Jacinto, in which Texas wins independence from México
1855 1st train crosses Miss River's 1st bridge, Rock Is Ill-Davenport Ia
1857 Alexander Douglas patents the bustle
1862 Congress establishes US Mint in Denver, Co
1862 Ellen Price Wood's "East Lynne, premieres in Boston
1863 Declaration of Bah 'u'll h; Bah 'í Feast of Ridv n (Jalƒl 13, 20)
1865 Abraham Lincoln's funeral train leaves Washington
1878 NY installs 1st firehouse pole
1878 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Inscrutabili
1878 Ship Azor leaves Charleston with 206 blacks for Liberia
1884 Potters Field reopened as Madison Park
1892 Black Longshoremen strike for higher wages in St Louis Mo
1894 George Bernard Shaw's "Arms & the Man," premieres in London
1898 Phillies' pitcher Bill Duggleby hits a grand slam on 1st at bat
1898 Spanish-American War begins
1904 Ty Cobb makes his pro debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League)
1908 Frederick A Cook claims to reach North Pole (He didn't)
1910 Cleve Naps play 1st game at League Park, lose to Det Tigers 5-0
1913 German passenger ship Imperator runs aground
1913 Gideon Sundback of Sweden patents the zipper
1914 US marines occupy Vera Cruz, Mexico, stay 6 months
1920 John Galsworthy's "Skin Game," premieres in London
1921 Ottawa Senators beat Vanc Millionaires 3 games to 2 for Stanley Cup [or 4/4]
1925 Chuvash Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Chuvash ASSR
1925 No baseball games played in NL due to Charles Ebbets' funeral
1925 Noël Coward's "Fallen Angels," premieres in London
1930 Fire at Ohio State Penitentiary kills 322
1930 Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Moskva Golid," premieres in Moscow
1934 Moe Berg, Senators catcher, plays AL record 117th cons errorless game
1935 King Boris of Bulgaria forbids all political parties
1940 1st $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It," on CBS Radio
1940 Netherlands beats Belgium 4-2 in soccer
1941 Greece surrenders to nazi-Germany
1944 NFL Chic Cardinals & Pitts Steelers merge (dissolves on Dec 3)
1945 Allied troops occupy German nuclear laboratory
1945 He Shima Okinawa conquered in 5 days, 5,000 die
1945 Ivor Nivello's "Perchance to Dream," premieres in London
1945 Russia army arrives at outskirts of Berlin
1945 US 7th Army occupies Neurenberg
1946 SED, Socialistic Einheitspartei Germany forms in East Germany
1948 1st Polaroid camera was sold in US
1948 2nd NBA Championship: Balt Bullets beat Phila Warriors, 4 games to 2
1951 5th NBA Championship: Rochester Royals beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3
1951 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 1
1952 BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)
1954 Gregori Malenkov becomes premier of USSR
1954 USAF flies French battalion to Vietnam
1955 Bkln Dodgers win, then record 10th straight game to begin a season
1955 J Lawrence & R E Lee's "Inherit the Wind," premieres in NYC
1955 Minas Gerais Argentina tunnel caves in; 30 die
1956 Elvis Presley's 1st hit record, "Heartbreak Hotel," becomes #1
1957 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
1957 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fidei Donum
1959 1211-kg great white shark becomes largest fish ever caught on a rod
1959 Alf Dean using a rod & reel hooks a 2,664lb, 16' 10" white shark
1960 Brasilia becomes capital of Brazil
1961 Dirk U Suffocated chosen as sec-gen of NATO
1961 French army revolts in Algeria
1961 USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,000 m
1962 Century 21 Exposition opens in Seattle, Washington
1963 Beatles meet Rolling Stones for 1st time
1963 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sunshine Women's Golf Open
1964 Pirates & Cubs combine for 9 HRs, Pirates win 8-5
1965 New York World's Fair reopens for 2nd & final season
1966 Emperor Haile Selassie (Ethiopia) visits Kingston Jamaica
1967 Dodgers 1st rain out in Los Angeles (after 737 consecutive games)
1967 EO, Evangelical Broadcasting, begins in Netherlands
1967 Josef Stalin's daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, defects to US
1967 Military coup in Greece, Konstantinos Kollias becomes premier
1967 Svetlana Alliluyeva (Josef Stalin's daughter) defects in NYC
1968 22nd Tony Awards: Rosencranz & Guilderstern & Hallelujah Baby! win
1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1969 73rd Boston Marathon won by Yoshiaki Unetani of Japan in 2:13:49
1970 Reds clout 7 HRs by 6 batters, Braves counter with 3 HRs, 6 for one team & 9 different batters for two teams, all tie or set records
1971 Original Codex Reguis (with Edda-liederen) returns to Iceland
1972 John Young & Charles Duke explores Moon (Apollo 16)
1972 Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 4 (Copernicus) launched
1974 28th Tony Awards: River Niger & Raisin win
1974 3rd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Jo Ann Prentice
1975 4th Boston Women's Marathon won by Liane Winter of W Germ in 2:42:24
1975 79th Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:09:55
1975 Last South Vietnam president Nguyen Van Thieu resigns after 10 years
1975 Liane Winter wins world record female Boston marathon (2:42:24)
1976 Swine Flu vaccine, for non-epidemic, enters testing
1976 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1977 "Annie" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 2377 performances
1977 Billy Martin pulls Yankee line-up out of a hat, beats Blue Jays 8-6
1977 Broadway play "Annie" opens, 1st of 2,377 performances
1977 C Strouse & M Charnins musical "Annie," premieres in NYC
1977 Zia ur-Rahman appointed president of Bangladesh
1979 "Carmelina" closes at St James Theater NYC after 17 performances
1980 84th Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:12:11
1980 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWWW Detroit Mich
1980 9th Boston Women's Marathon won by Jacqueline Gareau of Can in 2:34:28 Rosie Ruiz disqualified as women's champ she hadn't run entire course
1981 US furnish $1 billion in arms to Saudi-Arabia
1982 Atlanta Braves win their 13th straight game
1982 Dr Michael E Bakey performs 1st successful heart implant
1982 Dutch Queen Beatrice addresses US Congress
1983 Soyuz T-8 is launched [04-20?]
1983 œ1 coin introduced in United Kingdom
1984 "Nightline" reverts back from 1 hour to « hour
1984 After 37 weeks, "Thriller" is knocked off as top album by "Footloose"
1984 Centers for Disease Cont says virus discovered in France causes AIDS
1984 Franz Weber of Austria skis downhill at a record 209.8 kph
1984 Montreal Expo David Palmer no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0 in a perfect 5 inn game
1985 Bomb attacks in NATO/AEG-Telefunken building in Brussels
1985 Flyers 5-Isles 2-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 2-0 lead
1985 Ingrid Kristiansen wins London Marathon in a record 2:21:06
1985 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1986 15th Boston Women's Marathon won by I Kristiansen of Norway in 2:24:55
1986 90th Boston Marathon won by Rob de Castella of Australia in 2:07:51
1986 Bob Hering sets Formula One power boat record (165.338 mph, Ariz)
1986 Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone's vault on TV & finds nothing
1987 Brewers lose, ending AL season-opening winning streak at 13 games
1987 Dow Jones Avg soared 664.7; 2nd biggest one-day gain in history
1987 Milwaukee Brewers lose after 13th straight victory to start season
1987 Richard Hadlee makes highest Test Cricket score of 151* (v Sri Lanka)
1987 Tamil bomb attack in Colombo Sri Lanka, 115 killed
1988 1st four-day games in County Cricket Championship commence
1988 Barbra Streisand records "You'll Never Know"
1989 George W Bush & Edward W Rose become CEO of Texas Rangers
1989 Thousands of Chinese crowd into Beijing's Tiananmen Square cheering students demanding greater political freedom
1990 "Cartoon All Stars to Rescue" shown on all 4 TV networks
1990 National League umpire is arrested for stealing baseball cards
1990 Reds win running their record to 9-0, best start in club history
1991 52nd PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus
1991 Jakov Tolstikov wins 4th World Cup marathon (2:09:17)
1991 Rosa Mota wins 4th World Cup female marathon (2:26:14)
1991 Greatest extra-inning comeback, Pitts scores 6 in bottom of 11th erasing 5 run Cub lead, Pirates also trailed 7-2 in bottom of 9th
1992 "High Rollers" opens at Helen Hayes theater on Broadway
1992 Mobil Oil tug with 12,000 gallons of oil run aground in Arthur Kill
1993 "Wilder, Wilder, Wilder" opens at Circle in Sq NYC for 30 perfs
1993 Brazil votes against a monarchy
1993 Rolling Stone Bill Wyman weds Suzanne Accosta on French Riveria
1994 "Picnic" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
1994 Eddie Murray sets record for switch hit HRS in a games (11 times)
1994 Serbian army bombs distress clinic in Goradze Bosnia, 28 killed
1995 Boston Celtics final game at Boston Gardens, NY Knicks win 98-92
1995 FBI arrested Timothy McVeigh & charge him with Okla City bombing
1996 "Delicate Balance," opens at Plymouth Theater NYC
1996 57th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Hale Irwin
1996 Barb Mucha wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Golf Championship
1996 Chicago Bulls win NBA record 72 games (72-8)
1996 Matabeleland beat Mashonaland Country Dist to win Logan Cup
1996 Wayne James scores 99 & 99 & ct 11 stp 2 in Logan Cup Final
1997 101st Boston Marathon won by Lameck Aguta of Kenya in 2:10:34
1997 26th Boston Women's Marathon won by Fatuma Roba of Ethopia in 2:26:23
1997 Ashes of Timothy Leary & Gene Roddenberry launched into orbit
Birthdays for tomorrow in history Events  Deaths
1488Ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot
1546Arcangelo Crivelli, composer
1619John A van Riebeeck, colonial director/founder (Cape Colony)
1672Johann Philipp Kafer, composer
1713Louis Duke de Noailles, marshal of France
1729Catharina II, the Great, writer/emperess of Russia (1762-96)
1730Antonin Kammel, composer
1749Johann Michael Malzat, composer
1774Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist/astronomer (balloonist)
1775Alexander Anderson, US, engraver/illustrator (Shakespeare)
1779William Knyvett, composer
1782Friedrich W A Fröbel, German educator (founded kindergarten)
1795Vincenzo Pallotti, Italian saint
1803Levin Minn Powell, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1885
1806Peter van Schendel, Dutch painter
1809Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, Secy State (Confederacy)
1814Beni Egressy, composer
1816Charlotte Brontë, Tornton England, novelist (Jane Eyre)
1816Louis Trezevant Wigfall, Confederate Army, died in 1874
1824Anselmo Clave, composer
1828Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher/historian (Voyage in Italy)
1834William Rufus Terrill, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
1837Fredrik Bajer, Denmark, politican/feminist/pacifist (Nobel 1908)
1838John Muir, US, naturalist/discoverer (glaciers in High Seirras)
1838Nat Thompson, cricketer (1st batsman dismissed in a Test match)
1840Franz Xaver Haberl, German priest/musicologist (Magister choralis)
1849Oskar Hertwig, Germany, embryologist, discovered fertilization
1853Charles-Theodore Malherbe, composer
1854Eusapia Palladino, Napolitanse with parergische phenomenons
1854Wladyslaw Rzepko, composer
1864Max Weber, German sociologist/economist/historian (Ancient Judaism)
1867Benjamin A Jesurun, Antillian literary
1871Leo Blech, composer
1871Vojtech Rihovsky, composer
1872GW Bitzer, [Johann Gottlob Wilhelm Bitzer], Roxbury MA
1878Albert Weisgerber, German painter/graphic artist
1881Jules-Marie Canneel, Flemish painter/caricaturist (Rocks of Oran)
1886Charlie Naughton, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Frozen Limits)
1887Lillian Walker, Brooklyn NY, entertainer
1892?, 1st buffalo born in Golden Gate Park
1892Jaroslav Kvapil, composer
1896Attila Hörbiger, Austrian actor (Die Grosse Liebe, Die Julika)
1896H de Montherlant, writer
1896Henry M de Montherlant, French stage author (La Reine Morte)
1898Steve Owen, NFL tackle, coach (NY Giants)
1899Clement D'Hooghe, composer
1899Randall Thompson, NYC, composer (Trip to Nahant)
1901Julian Bautista, composer
1902Bernard J H "Ben" Stroman, recensent/writer (Jomtof & Blue Beard)
1903Hans Hedtoft, premier Denmark (1947..55)
1904Gijsbert van Hall, banker/mayor of Amsterdam (1957-67)
1904Jean Hélion, artist/author (They Shall Not Have Me)
1905Edmund G "Pat" Brown, (Gov-D-Calif)
1906Tom Burns, editor
1907Antoni Szalowski, composer
1907Beatrice Kay, NYC, singer/actress, Sister Sue-Calvin & Col)
1908Louis Hostin, France, Light Heavyweight, Olympic-gold-1932, 36)
1909Rollo May, US, psychologist, Love & Will)
1911Leonard Warren, NYC, baritone, Met 1939-60) died on stage
1912Feike P Asma, Dutch organist
1912Marcel Camus, French director, Orfeu negro)
1912Nell [Petronella GS] Koppen, actress, Kniertje-Op Hoop van Zegen)
1913Choh Hao Li, bio-chemist professor, isolated growth hormones)
1913Kai-Uwe von Hassel, German politician
1913Norman Parkinson, England, fashion photographer, Harper's Bazaar)
1915Andor Kovach, composer
1915Anthony Quinn, México, actor, Zorba the Greek, Lawrence of Arabia)
1915Frick, [W Groebli], Swiss clown, Frick & Frack)
1916Sidney Clute, Brooklyn NY, actor, Lou Grant, Cagney & Lacey)
1917Emanuel Vardi, Jerusalem Israel, violist, SD Symph 1978-82)
1919Franc [Franklin E] Essed, Suriname agricultural eng, Oper Grasshopper)
1919John Goddard, cricketer, West Indian all-rounder 1948-57)
1920Bruno Maderna, Venice Italy, conductor/composer, Hyperion) [or Mar 21]
1920Christopher Dark, NY, actor, Suddenly, Tenderfoot)
1921Jack Fletcher, Forest Hills NY, actor, Grady, Bob Crane Show)
1922Allan Watkins, cricketer, England batsman late 40s early 50s)
1923Andrea Domburg, Dutch actress, (Theo d'Or Prize, Keetje Tippel)
1924Daniel Melnick, NYC, producer, Get Smart)
1924Ira Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer, Louvin Brothers)
1926Elizabeth, Alexandra Mary Windsor II, Queen of England, 1952- )
1927Robert Brustein, NYC, dean, Yale School of Drama)
1930Don Tyson, founder, Tyson Foods)
1930Margaret Rose, London England, Princess of York [or Aug 21]
1930Silvana Mangano, Rome Italy, actress (Death in Venice, Barabbas)
1932Angela Mortimer, English tennis player, Wimbledon)
1932Elaine May, Phila Pa, comedienne/writer/actress, New Leaf)
1933Easley Blackwood, Indianapolis In, composer, Un Voyage   Cythere)
1934Martin Horton, cricketer, England off-spin all rounder, 2 Tests 1959)
1935Charles Grodin, Pitt, actor, Woman in Red, Lonely Guy, Heartbreak Kid)
1935Robin Dixon, England, 2 man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1960)
1936Anthony Joseph Gnazzo, composer
1936Bob Cleary, US, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960)
1937Charles Lee Herron, Ky, FBI most wanted fugitive (Jan 1 1986)
1939Ernie Maresca, singer/songwriter (Runaround Sue, Wanderer)
1939John McCabe, composer
1940Souleymane Cisse, director (Waati, Yeelen, Finye, Baara)
1942Bobby McClure, US gospel singer (Don't Mess Up a Good Thing)
1946S Venkataraghavan, cricket (Indian off-spinner, Test ump, ICC referee)
1947Alan Warner, rocker (Foundations)
1947Iggy Pop, [James Osterberg], Mich, rocker (Zombie Birdhouse)
1947John Weider, bassist (Family-Family Entertainment)
1948Claire Denis, Paris France, actress (Boom Boom, Chocolat)
1948Gary A Condit, (Rep-D-California)
1948Lord Egremont, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
1948Paul Davis, Meridian Mi, country/rock vocalist (I Go Crazy)
1949Patti LuPone, Northport NY, actress/singer (Evita, Life Goes On)
1951Aleksandr Ivanovich Laveykin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-2)
1951Nicoel Barclay, rocker
1951Paul Carrack, Sheffield England, rock vocalist (Squeeze/Ace-How Long)
1951Tony Danza, Brooklyn, (Tony Banta-Taxi, Tony Micelli-Who's the Boss)
1953Edward Ray Fiori, Lynwood CA, PGA golfer (1979 Southern Open)
1954Dale Eggeling, Statesboro GA, LPGA golfer (1995 Oldsmobile Classic)
1956Rick DeMont, US, 400m swimmer, drug disqualification (1972 Olympics)
1957Jesse Orosco, Santa Barbara CA, pitcher (NY Mets, Orioles, Dodgers)
1958Andie MacDowell, [Rosali Anderson], SC, actress (Green Card) [or 2/12]
1958Kyle Stevens, LPGA golfer
1959Robert Smith, Sussex, rock guitarist/vocalist (Cure-Hell's Kitchen)
1960Julius Korir, Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic-gold-1984)
1962Sergei Viktorovich Zalyotin, Russia, major/cosmonaut
1963John Cameron Mitchell, El Paso TX, actor (Misplaced, Band of the Hand)
1963Ken Caminiti, Hanford CA, infielder (San Diego Padres)
1964Louise Mullard, Kurri Kurri NSW, golfer (1990 T3 Coca Cola Classic)
1965Ed Belfour, Carman, NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks)
1965Gary Grant, NBA guard (NY Knicks)
1965Karen Foster, Lufkin Tx, playmate (Oct, 1989)
1966Judy Diduck, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)
1968Peter van Foxes, soccer player (Ajax)
1969Conrad Clarks, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)
1969Dwight Hollier, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
1970Israel Stanley, NFL/WLAF defensive end (NO Saints, Rhein Fire)
1970Stewart Malgunas, Prince George, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
1971Jennifer Reed, Miss USA-Michigan (1997)
1971Samantha Druce, youngest woman to swim English Channel
1971Tom Cavallo, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, SF 49ers)
1971Tony Mcgee, NFL tight end (Cin Bengals)
1972David Williams, Bedford PA, outfielder (SF Giants)
1972Lori Flick, Boston Massachusetts, Miss America-Massachusetts (1997)
1972Tia Jackson, WNBA forward (Phoenix Mercury)
1974Brice Hunter, wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1975Angela Michelle Hughes, Anderson SC, Miss America-SC (1997)
1975Danyon Joseph Loader, Dunedin NZ, 200m/400m swimmer (Olymp-2 gold-96)
1977Karen Ann Peterson, Miss Aruba Universe (1997)
1978Aimee Delatte, Miss Arkansas Teen USA (1996)
1978Avi Phillips, Ontario, actor (Maniac Mansion)
1978Melissa Coish, Miss New Hampshire Teen USA (1996)
1984Ashley Peldon, Staten Is NY, actress (Marsha-Guilding Light, Deceived)
Deaths for tomorrow in history Events  Birthdays
1073Alexander II, [Anselmo da Baggio], Pope (1061-73), dies
1109Anselmus, philosopher/archbishop of Canterbury, dies
1142Pierre Abélard, French philosopher (Sic et Non, Hélo‹se), dies at 62
1509Henry VII, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509), dies at 52
1552Peter Apianus, [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German astronomer, dies at 50
1574Cosimo d' Medici, Italian duke of Toscane, dies at about 54
1652Pietro Della Valle, composer, dies at 66
1696Andres de Sola, composer, dies at 61
1699Jean Racine, French playwright (Phèdre), dies at 59
1730Jan Palfijn, Flemish physician/inventor (forceps), dies at 79
1736Frans Eugenius, duke/prince of Savoye, dies at 72
1780Ferdinand Zellbell, composer, dies at 60
1871Elisabeth Grube, writer, dies
1878Temistocle Solera, composer, dies at 62
1898Louis Theodore Gouvy, composer, dies at 78
1899Heinrich Kiepert, German cartographer/geographer, dies at 80
1900Heinrich Vogl, composer, dies at 55
1910Mark Twain, [Samuel Clemens], auther (Huckleberry Finn), dies at 74
1918"Red Baron", [Manfred von Richtofen], shot down in WW I at 25
1924Eleanora Duse, Ital actress (La Gioconda, La Locandiera), dies at 64
1930Christine [Elizabeth C] Poolman, Dutch actress (Mother), dies at 79
1930Robert S Bridges, poet laureate (Testament of beauty), dies at 85
1938Muhammad Iqbal, Brt E Indies lawyer/Pakistan national hero, dies at 65
1939Herman Finck, composer, dies at 66
1945John Poston, British major/Montgomery's ADC, dies in battle at 25
1946Robert Graham, cricketer (3 wkts for S Afr in 2 Tests 1898-99), dies
1946John M Keynes, English economist (How to pay for the war?), dies at 62
1948Carlos Lopez Buchardo, composer, dies at 66
1952Leslie Banks, actor (Henry V, 21 Days, Eye Witness), dies at 61
1952[Richard] Stafford Cripps, Engl min of Plane-manufacturing, dies at 62
1961James Melton, opera tenor (Ford Festival), dies at 57
1962Frederick Handley Page, designer of 1st big airplane (40 seats), dies
1965Edward V Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), dies at 72
1967André L Danjon, French astronomer, dies at 77
1968Norman Demuth, composer, dies at 69
1968Toby Halicki, car-crash film producer 48, killed shooting stunt
1971Edmund Lowe, actor (Front Page Detective), dies at 81
1971François "Doc" Duvalier, dictator of Haiti, dies at 64
1973Ursula Jeans, actress (Cavalcade, Over the Moon), dies at 66
1975Jack Allan Westrup, composer, dies at 70
1977Gummo [Milton] Marx, US comic (Marx Brothers), dies at 84
1978Sandy Denny, country singer, dies at 37
1981Harry Lee, cricketer (scored 18 & 1 in only Test for England), dies
1982Joe Sawyer, actor (Biff O'Hara-Adventures of Rin Tin Tin), dies at 80
1985Rudi Gernreich, US designer (miniskirt), dies at 62
1985Tancredo Neves, president-elect of Brazil, dies at 75
1987Edith S Green, (Rep-D-Ore), dies at 77
1989James Kirkwood, actor/writer (Devil's Holiday), dies at 64
1990Erté, art deco stylist, dies at 97
1990Johnny Beagley, winner of two 1942 World Series games, dies
1991Willi Boskovsky, Austrian conductor (new years concert), dies at 81
1991Richard Bolling, (Rep-D-Missouri), dies at 74
1992Robert Harris, murderer, executed in Calif's gas chamber at 39
1992Vladimir K Romanov, Grand Duke/Rus pretender to the throne, dies at 74
1993Hal Schumacher, baseball pitcher, dies at 82
1994Clement Merk, animal trainer, dies at 93
1995Stafford Heginbotham, toymaker/Football Club Chairman, dies at 61
1995Robert Elliott Storey Wyatt, cricketer, dies at 93
1996Zora Arkus-Duntov, engineer, dies at 86
1996Rodney Meredith Thomas, architect/painter, dies at 93
1996Robert Hersant, press baron, dies at 76
1996Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder, oddsmaker/sportscaster (CBS), dies at 76
1996Dzhokhar Dudayev, separatist leader, dies at 52
1996Dzhojar Dudaev, president of Republic of Chechenia (1991), dies
1996A H Kardar, cricketer (3 Tests for India & 23 for Pak 1946-58), dies
1997Andres Rodriguez, Paraguayan president (1989-93), dies
1997Diosdado Macapagal, Philippine president (1961-65), dies

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