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Events for yesterday in history Birthdays  Deaths
0615 St Deusdedit I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1031 Abbot Humbertus van Echternach opens grave of Saint Willibrord
1298 Rindfleish-140 Jews of Heilbron Germany are murdered
1453 2nd Battle at Castillon: France beats English, end of hundred year war
1466 2nd Peace of Thorn
1492 Columbus sites "Isabela" (Fortune Island, Bahamas)
1576 Dutch provinces begin consultation about Spanish existence
1630 In Boston the 1st general court is held
1634 Beach Island in North sea destroyed by a heavy storm flood
1655 Swedish King Karel X Gustaaf occupies Krakow
1682 English Lord Shaftesbury flees to Holland
1722 French C Hopffer patents fire extinguisher
1739 England declares war on Spain [OS=Oct 30]
1765 Stamp Act Congress met in NY, wrote decl of rights & liberties
1781 Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown at 2 PM; Revolutionary War ends
1812 Napoleon begins his retreat from Moscow
1818 US & Chicasaw Indians sign a treaty
1845 Richard Wagners opera "Tannhäuser," premieres in Dresden
1849 Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman in US to receive medical degree
1853 1st flour mill in Hawaii begins operations
1856 James Kelly & Jack Smith fight bareknuckle for 6h15m in Melbourne
1859 Wilhelm Tempel discovers diffuse nebula around Pleid star Merope
1863 Battle of Buckland Mills, VA
1864 Approx 25 Confederates make surprise attack on St Albans, Vermont
1864 Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, Union beats back Conf attackers
1864 US brig-gen Emory Upton (25) promoted to general-major
1870 1st (4) blacks elected to House of Reps
1870 British SS Cambria leaves for Noth sea coast, 196 killed
1872 World's largest gold nugget (215 kg) found in New South Wales
1874 Mary Walsh & Charles Colson are 1st couple to be married in a balloon
1879 Afghan's emir Mohammed Yakub forced to resign
1879 Thomas Edison demonstrates electric light
1882 Pierre de Brazza meets Henry Morton Stanley
1888 Moshav Gederah is attacked by Arabs
1900 Henry O Tanner, painter, wins Medal of Honor at Paris Exposition
1900 S African Pres Paul Kruger departs for Europe
1901 Edward Elgar's "Pomp & Circumstance March," premieres in Liverpool
1901 Santos-Dumont proves airship maneuverable by circling Eiffel Tower
1906 Georges Chemenceau succeeds Sarien premier of France
1907 1st printing of Dutch Tribune (Wijnkoop/Van Ravesteyn/Ceton)
1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch
1912 Tripoli (Libya) passes from Turkish to Italian control
1914 US post office 1st used an automobile to collect & deliver mail
1915 Russia/Italy declares war on Bulgaria
1919 1st Distinguished Service Medal awarded to a woman
1919 Reds beat White Sox, 5 games to 3 in 16th World Series. This series is known as black sox scandal as 8 White Sox throw series
1923 Ban Johnson persuades AL owners to prohibit boxing in their parks
1923 Beierse govt refuses to prohibit NSDAP newspaper Völkischer Beobachter
1924 General Christian Worker's union demands 8 hr work day in Belgium
1925 Italian army takes Somalia
1926 John C Garand patents semi-automatic rifle
1926 Russian Politburo throws out Leo Trotsky & followers
1930 Jules Ladoumègue runs world record 1 km (2:23.6)
1932 Austria forbids demonstration by nazi's & anti fascists
1932 British govt signs trade agreement with Soviet Union
1932 Henry Ford gives his 1st radio speech
1932 Jimmie Foxx wins AL MVP & Chuck Klein wins NL MVP
1933 Berlin Olympic Committee vote to introduce basketball in 1936
1935 Mao Tse Tung's army reaches Shanxi
1936 HR Ekins of "NY World-Telegram" beats 2 other reporters in a race around the world on commercial flights, by 18« days
1939 Göring begins plunder through Nazi's occupied areas
1941 1st woman jockey in North America, Anna Lee Wiley in Mexico
1943 Conference of foreign ministers in Moscow
1943 Theater Guild presentation of "Othello" opens at Shubert
1943 Yankee 2nd baseman Joe Gordon announces retirement (hates NY)
1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow
1944 Canadian troops liberate Aardensburg
1944 John Van Druten's "I Remember Mama," premieres in NYC
1944 Navy says black women can join WAVES
1944 US forces land in Philippines
1947 De Gaulles RPF wins French municipal elections
1948 "My Romance" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 95 performances
1949 A's trade 2nd baseman Nellie Fox to White Sox for Joe Tipton
1949 Yanks trade Joe Gordon to Cleveland for Allie Reynolds
1950 Bird Building at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is dedicated
1950 UN forces entered Pyongyang, capital of North Korea
1951 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Texas Women's Golf Open
1951 Pres Harry S Truman formally ends state of war with Germany
1952 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betty Jameson Golf Tournament
1953 1st jet transcontinental nonstop scheduled service
1953 Singer Julius LaRosa is fired on TV by Arthur Godfrey
1954 Egypt & Great Britain sign treaty; British troops departs
1954 KAKE TV channel 10 in Wichita, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting
1957 "Damn Yankees" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,022 performances
1957 Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Mont, became 1st NHLer to score 500 goals
1958 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1959 Florence Henderson joins Today Show panel
1959 William Gibson's "Miracle Worker," premieres in NYC
1960 France grants Mauritania independence
1960 KWCS (now KOOG) TV channel 30 in Ogden, UT (IND) begins broadcasting
1960 Martin Luther King Jr arrested in Atlanta sit-in
1960 US imposes embargo on exports to Cuba
1962 Stalin-monument removed in Prague
1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 Beatles record "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
1966 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1966 Yardbird 1st US tour (NYC)
1967 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of USSR, sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4"
1967 Mariner 5 makes fly-by of Venus
1968 Golden Gate Bridge charges tolls only for southbound cars
1969 J Bock & S Harnicks musical "Rothschilds," premieres in NYC
1969 Mary Mills wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
1969 Oakland Darryle Lamonica passes for 6 touchdowns vs Buffalo (50-21)
1970 "Rothschilds" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 505 performances
1970 Amdahl Corp forms at Sunnyvale Calif
1970 John Frazier kills Ohta's declares WW 3 has begun
1971 Last issue of "Look" magazine is published
1972 "Mother Earth" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 12 performances
1973 Ringo releases "Photograph"
1974 Det Red Wing Mickey Redmond scores 1st hat trick against Wash Caps
1974 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland (next win 6-1-90)
1975 "Chorus Line" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 6137 performances
1975 Cleveland Browns' Don Cockroft kicks club record 5 field goals
1975 Hamlisch & Klebans musical "Chorus Line" premieres in NYC
1975 Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Japan Golf Classic
1977 Corpse of kidnapped West German, H M Schleyer, found
1977 Supersonic Concorde jet's 1st landing in NYC
1980 Steve McPeak rides 101'9" unicycle
1981 LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos for NL pennant
1981 Nicolaas Bloembergen & Arthur Schawlow win Nobel for physics (laser)
1982 Automaker John DeLorean arrested on cocaine charges (Not guilty)
1983 Columbia moves to Orbiter Processing Facility
1983 Grenada general Hudson Austin forms "revolutionary council"
1983 Phila Flyers begin 13 NHL game win streak
1983 Senate establishes Martin Luther King Jr federal holiday
1986 "Flamenco Puro" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 40 perfs
1986 "Raggedy Ann" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 5 performances
1986 Allan Border scores the 1,000,000th run in Tests (v India, Bombay)
1986 USSR expels 5 US diplomats
1987 "Anything Goes" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 804 performances
1987 "Black Monday"-Dow Jones down 508.32, 4« times previous record
1987 Dow Jones Index drops 508.32 points (22%) (record)
1987 US warships destroy 2 Iranian oil platforms in Persian Gulf
1987 Woody Woodward resigns as NY Yankee GM, Lou Piniella is named GM & Billy Martin is named NY Yankee manager for 5th & final time
1988 3 Americans win Nobel in physics; 3 W Germans win chemistry Nobel
1988 Britain bans broadcast interviews with IRA members
1988 Car bomb kills 7 Israelis, wounds 11 near Lebanon border
1988 Roxette releases "Roxette Look Sharp!" album
1988 S Afr anti-apartheid leader Sisulu wins $100,000 Human Rights prize
1988 Senate passes bill curbing ads during children`s TV shows
1989 "Dangerous Games" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 4 performances
1989 Astor Piazzolla & Wm Finn's musical "Dangerous Games" premieres in NYC
1989 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1990 HCA, Helsinki Citizens Assembly, forms in Prague
1991 Longest NCAA football game (3:52) as RI beats Maine 52-30 (6 OTs)
1991 Lonnie Glieberman purchased Ottawa Rough Riders from CFL
1993 UN authorizes arms, milt & police supply embargo against Haiti
1994 160 killed at battles in Tsjetsjenië
1994 Palestinian bomb attack on bus in Tel Aviv, kills 22
1995 "Hello Dolly!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 118 performances
1996 Braves beat NY Yanks by record tying 11 runs, 12-1 in a World Series
1997 "Annie," closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
1997 700th World Series home run (Sandy Alomar, Cleve Indians)
1997 David Duval wins Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Golf Classic
1997 Hyatt Regency Maui Kaanapali Senior Golf Classic
Birthdays for yesterday in history Events  Deaths
1507Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, [Aytta van Zwichem], Dutch priest
1545Giovanale Ancina, composer
1581Dimitri Ivanovitch, Russian son of Ivan IV "the Terrible"
1605Thomas Browne, British writer (Garden of Cyrus)
1652Louis Le Quointe, composer
1684Johann Christoph Fravenholtz, composer
1690Giuseppi Maria Carretti, composer
1784John McLoughlin, Hudson's Bay Co pioneer in Oregon Country
1784Leigh Hunt, British writer (Lord Byron)
1792Dirk Donker Curtius, Dutch attorney/minister of Justice (liberal)
1810Cassius Marcellus Clay, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1903
1819Joseph C Juglar, French physician/economist (Crises Commercial)
1824Frantisek Pivoda, composer
1824Rufus Saxton, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1908
1828Adolfo Fumagalli, composer
1834Francis Channing Barlow, US lawyer/gen-major/co-founder (ABA)
1850Annie S Peck, mountain climber/explorer/diplomat
1859Georg Knorr, German engineer (brake system trains)
1860Affie Jarvis, cricketer (Australian WK of the late 19th century)
1862Auguste Lumière, made 1st movie (Workers Leaving Lumière Factory)
1863John Huston Finley, Ill, editor (NY Times (1937-38)
1865Godfrey Cripps, cricketer (one Test S Africa v England 1892, 18 & 3)
1866Clarence Lucas, composer
1868Bertha Landes, 1st woman elected mayor of a major US city (Seattle)
1871Walter B Cannon, US physiologist (Wisdom of the Body)
1873Barton King, cricketer (North America's greatest all-rounder)
1873Jaap Eden, Dutch World Champion cycling & speed skating
1876Mordecai (3 finger) Brown, hall of fame pitcher
1882Vincas Kreve-Mickievicius, Lithuania, poet/philologist/playwright
1889Uncle Art Satherly, entertainer (1968 Acad of Country Music Award)
1892Alexander A Aljechin, Russian/French chess champ (1927-35, 37-46)
1892Ilmari Hannikainen, composer
1895Louis Mumford, cultural historian/city planner/writer
1899Miguel Asturias, Guatemala, poet/diplomat (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67)
1900Bill Ponsford, cricketer (great Australian batsman, HS 437 Vic v NSW)
1900Theodoro Valcarcel, composer
1901Arleigh A Burke, Colo, admiral (WW II, Solomon Islands, Navy Cross)
1903Vittorio Giannini, composer
1908Nils Geirr Tveitt, composer
1908Patrick Cairns "Spike" Hughes, British jazz musician/composer (Elegy)
1909Robert Beatty, Ontario, actor (Amorous Mr Pawn, Where Eagles Dare)
1910Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, India, astrophysicist (Nobel 1983)
1911George Cates, NYC, orch leader (Lawrence Welk Show)
1911Hilde Spiel, writer
1913Jean Urruty, France, Jai-Alai champion
1913Vasco Pratolini, Italian writer (Le ragazze di San Frediano)
1914Harold Gimblett, cricketer (legendary Somerset & England batsman)
1916David Lewis, Pitts Pa, actor (Edward Quartermaine-General Hospital)
1916Emil Gilels, Odessa Russia, pianist (Brussels Competition-1938)
1916Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Sweden, opera composer (Herr von Hancken)
1916Toby Rowland, theatrical manager
1918Louis Althusser, French philosopher (For Marx, Strangled His Wife)
1918Robert Charles Evans, mountaineer/doctor
1920LaWanda Page, Cleve Ohio, actress (Aunt Esther-Sanford & Sons)
1921George Nader, Pasadena Calif, actor (Robot Monster, Away All Boats)
1921Gunnar Nordahl, Sweden, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1948)
1922Jack Anderson, Long Beach, Calif, journalist (Wash Post)
1925Bernard Hepton, Bradford England, actor (6 Wives of Henry VIII)
1925Victor Zorza, journalist/Russian specialist
1927Marjorie Tallchief, US ballerina (Harkness Ballet)
1927Pierre Alechinsky, Belgian painter/director (Cobra)
1928Buff Cobb, Florence Italy, actress (Masquerade Party)
1929Balbir Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1948-56)
1929Dumitru Capoianu, composer
1930Tom ap Rees, botanist
1931John LeCarré, [Cornwell], England, spy novelist (Little Drummer Girl)
1931Laszlo Kalmar, composer
1932Lloyd Haynes, South Bend Indiana, actor (Pete Dixon-Room 222)
1932Robert Reed, Highland Park Ill, actor (Mike-Brady Bunch, Nurse)
1933Brian Booth, cricketer (dual Australian cricket/hockey international)
1933Wilfried Dietrich, German FR, super-heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1960)
1934David Guard, rocker (Kingston Trio)
1934Des Hoare, cricketer (Australian quickie in Test in 1961 v W Indies)
1934Jakubu Gowon, army staff chief/president of Nigeria (1966-75)
1935Jim Reeves, rocker
1936Johnetta Betsch Cole, educator/president (Spellman College)/(Sen-D-KY)
1936Tony Lo Bianco, Brooklyn NY, actor (Ann Jillian Story, Hizzoner!)
1937Nicholas Palmer, television writer/producer
1937Peter Max, psychadelic artist (Dynamite Chicken)
1937Sean Garrison, NYC, actor (Up Periscope, Splendor in the Grass)
1938Ton Regtien, Dutch student leader
1939Benita Valente, Delano Calif, soprano (Pamina-Die Zauberflöte)
1940Jerzy Kulej, Poland, light welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1964, 68)
1940Michael Gambon, English actor (Singing Detective, Paris at Night)
1941Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)
1943Michael Findlay, cricket wicket-keeper (WI early 70's)
1943Robert Morris, composer
1943Robin Greville Holloway, composer
1944George McCrae, US singer (Lead Me On, Rock Your Baby)
1944Keith Adrian, [Johnson], Indies/Dutch actor (Intrepid Mr Twist)
1944Peter Tosh, rocker
1945Ahmed Abel-Wadoud Karadawi, academic/activist
1945Divine, [Harris Glenn Milstead], Balt MD, actress (Pink Flamingo)
1945Harris Glenn Divine, Baltimore MD
1945John Lithgow, Rochester NY, actor (Harry & Hendersons, Pelican Brief)
1945Keith Reid, rocker (Procol Harum) [or 10/10/46]
1945Patricia Ireland, feminist/president (National Organization of Women)
1945Patrick Simmons, rocker (Doobie Brothers)
1946Bob Holland, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner at age 38)
1947Wilbert Hart, US singer (Four Gents, Delfonics-Didn't I)
1948Chester Biscardi, composer
1951Annie Golden, Brooklyn NY, actress (Forever Lulu, Hair)
1952Alexander Leibkind, Germany, judo (Oly-76)/WLAF GM (Rhein Fire)
1952Veronica Judith S inz Castro, Mexico, spanish singer/actress (Nana)
1955Lonnie Shelton, NBA forward (NY Knick, Seattle Supersonics)
1955Pat Klous, Hutchinson Ks, actress (Marcy-Flying High, Judy-Love Boat)
1956Nino DeFranco, rocker (DeFranco Family)
1956Sue Barker, tennis pro (French Open 1976)
1957Karl Wallingher, Prestatyn Wales, rocker (World Party)
1958Antoine Trousers, rock drummer/singer (Dike-Bleeding Heart)
1958John Bloom, [Joe Bob Briggs], drive-in movie critic
1960Dan "Woody" Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)
1960Dawn Coe-Jones, Campbell River BC, LPGA golfer (1992 Kemper Open)
1960Jennifer Holliday, Houston Tx, singer/actress (Dream Girls)
1960Woody, rocker (Voice of Beehive-Let it Bee)
1961Tim Belcher, Sparta Ohio, baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers, KC Royals)
1962Evander Holyfield, Atmore Ala, boxer (Oly-bronze-1988)/champ (1990-92)
1962Ruud Bread, soccer player (NAC)
1963Brian H Henniger, Sacramento CA, PGA golfer (1994 Deposit Guaranty)
1963Jim Dombrowski, NFL guard (NO Saints)
1963Laurens BBM, Belgian prince/son of Albert II & Paola
1964Webster Slaughter, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
1965Brad Daugherty, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1965Lucio Topatigh, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
1965Maria Lee Ostapiej, La Mess Calif, Miss Calif-America (1991)
1966Amy Linker, Bkln NY, actress (Lewis & Clark, Lauren-Square Pegs)
1966Anna Clark, San Francisco Ca, playmate (Apr, 1987)
1966Dave Veres, Montgomery AL, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
1966Jon Favreau, actor/writer (Swingers)
1966Sinitta, rocker (Omn Sinitta)
1967Amy Carter, Pres Carter's daughter/peace activist
1969Zdeno Ciger, Martin Slo, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
1970Benita Brooks, Miss Alabama USA (1996)
1970Chamara Dunusinghe, cricket wicketkeeper (Sri Lanka 1995)
1971Christina Augustyn, Miss New Jersey USA (1996)
1972Glen Anthony Mitchell, Hamilton NZ, road race cyclist (Olympics-96)
1972Marc Newfield, Sacramento CA, outfielder (San Diego Padres)
1972Megan Still, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1972Otto Steffers, Louisville KY, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
1972Reggie Rusk, cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1973Robert Tate, wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
1973Shi Ting Wang, Tainan Taiwan, tennis star (1994 Taipei)
1974Percy Ellsworth, safety (NY Giants)
1976Amber Hamilton, Auburn Washington, Miss America-Washington (1996)
1978Chris Sellers, Cleve Ohio, rapper (Another Bad Creation)
1979Randy Spelling, LA Calif, (Sean Richards-Sunset Beach)
1980Benjamin Salisbury, Minneapolis, actor (Brighton Sheffield-Nanny)
Deaths for yesterday in history Events  Birthdays
1268Konradin von Hohenstaufen, duke of Zwaben, beheaded
1547Pierino del Vaga, Italian painter, dies at about 46
1553Bonifazio Veronese/Veneziano, [de' Pitati], Italian painter, dies
1608Martinus A del Rio, Spanish lawyer historian/theologist, dies
1609Jacobus Arminius, [Jacob Hermans], theologist, dies at about 49
1745Jonathan Swift, English writer (Gulliver's Travels), dies
1758Johan H Roman, Finnish/Swedish composer/conductor/violinist, dies
1786Pietro Alessandro Pavona, composer, dies at 58
1790Lyman Hall, US physician/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 66
1793Francisco Morera, composer, dies at 62
1810Jean-Georges Noverre, French choreographer (ballet d'action), dies
1813Josef Poniatovski, Polish gen/marshal of France, dies in battle
1834Cornelis Loots, accountant/poet (Volkswoede), dies at 69
1835Henry Doeff, translator (Dutch-Japanese dictionary), dies at 57
1838Henry Fagel, baron/court clerk of States-General/diplomat, dies at 73
1851Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte, d of Louis XVI & Marie-Antoinette, dies at 72
1864Daniel Davidson Bidwell, magistrate/brig-general, dies in battle at 45
1888Amaat Vyncke, Flemish missionary/founder (Flemish Wind), dies at 38
1909Cesare Lombroso, Italian psychiatrist/criminologist, dies
1909Christopher KH de Nerée tot Babberich, cartoonist, dies at 29
1910L£tzen Wagenaar, Fries writer/vicar (Tsjerk Ages), dies
1912J E B B P Q C Dwyer, cricketer (Aus-born Sussex bowler 1906-09), dies
1918Joseph Lesage, French painter/etcher (WW I), dies at 34
1921Antonio Granjo, premier (Portugal), murdered
1932Arthur Friedheim, composer, dies at 72
1934Johan J Arch, graphic artist (houtgravures), dies at 63
1937Ernest Rutherford baron of Nelson, Engl physicist (Nobel 1908), dies
1937Betty Carver, wife of English fieldmarshal Bernard Montgomery, dies
1943Adrianus M de Young, writer (Merijntje Gijzen's youth), murdered
1955John Hodiak, actress (Lifeboat, Battleground), dies at 41
1957Vere G Childe, British archaeologist/prehistorian, dies at 65
1959Boughera El Quafi, marathoner (Olympic-gold-1928), shot to death at 60
1959Stanley Bate, composer, dies at 45
1960Gnther AR Raphael, German composer (Busskantate), dies at 57
1961John Axel Fernstrom, composer, dies at 63
1961Benjamin Merkelbach, architect/city builder of Amsterdam, dies at 60
1964Maurice Gosfield, actor (Doberman-Phil Silvers Show), dies at 51
1966Elizabeth Arden, US cosmetic manufacturer, dies
1970Unica Zrn, writer, dies at 54
1971Alberto Pirelli, Italian industrial, dies at 89
1971Betty Bronson, actress (Naked Kiss), dies after brief illness at 64
1978Gig Young, kills his bride of 3 weeks & then commits suicide at 64
1981Frank DeKova, actor (F Troop), dies
1981Paul Snoek, [Edm Schietekat], Belgian poet, dies at 48
1982Jock Ewing, dies in an aircrash on TV show "Dallas"
198318/10? Albert "Carel" Willink, painter: magic(al)-realism, dies at 83
1983Albert Carel Willink, painter (surrealism), dies at 83
1983Maurice Bishop, premier of Grenada (1979-83), murdered in coup
1984Henri Michaux, writer, dies
1984Jerzy Popieluszko, Polish priest/dissident, kidnapped & murdered
1984Jon-Erik Hexum, accidentally shoots himself on set of "Cover Up" at 27
1986Moses Asch, record founder (Folkways), dies at 81
1987Jacqueline du Pre, British cellist, dies at 42
1988Friedrich Weinreb, Polish/Neth theologist/economist, dies at 77
1992Cleavon Little, actor (Blazing Saddles), dies at 53
1992Gert Nastian, general & companion of Petra Kelly, found dead at 69
1992Maurice le Roux, French conductor/composer (Contes immoraux), dies
1992Petra Kelly, founder (German Green Party), found dead at 44
1993Roy Armstrong, English historian (Traditional buildings), dies at 91
1993Lois Kibbee, actress (Edge of Night), dies of brain tumor at 71
1993Dionisio Herrero, Spanish air force general, murdered
1993Bert Schoofs, table tennis star, dies at 48
1994Stanislaw Brunstein, artist, dies at 79
1994Oldrich Cernik, Czechoslovakia premier (1968-70), dies at 72
1994Munavarsjo Nazrijev, vice-president of Tadzjikistan, dies
1994Martha Raye, actress (Pin Up Girl), dies after illness at 78
1995Don E Cherry, jazz Musician, dies at 58
1995Vicki Stangroome, campaigner, dies at 53
1996Frank Neville Hosband Robinson, physicist, dies at 71
1996Oliver Charles Anderson, novelist, dies at 84
1997Glen Buxton, guitarist (Alice Cooper), dies of pneumonia at 49

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