It's History!
Original script written & produced by RGA
Archives by Bruce T. Goldman
Click to visit more of The NickeySurf Network
Search in: Historical Events Famous Birthdays Famous Deaths

Welcome to It's History! for yesterday, Sunday, January 21, 2018.

Events for yesterday in history Birthdays  Deaths
1077 German King Heinrich IV petitions Pope Gregory VII for forgiveness
1189 Philip II, Henry II & Richard Lion hearted initiate 3rd Crusade
1276 Pierre de Tarantaise elected Pope Innocence V
1324 Zen Buddhist religious debate between Tendai & Shingon
1522 Head inquisitor Adrian Florisz Boeyens elected pope
1542 Parliament passes bill of attainder against Queen Katherine Howard
1604 Tsar Ivan IV defeats False Dmitri, who claims to be the true tsar
1664 Count Miklós of Zrinyi sets out to battle Turkish invasion army
1677 1st medical publication in America (pamphlet on smallpox), Boston
1732 Russia & Persia sign Treaty of Riascha
1789 1st American novel, WH Brown's "Power of Sympathy," is published
1793 Prussia & Russia sign partition treaty (Poland divided)
1799 Edward Jenner's smallpox vaccination is introduced
1813 Pineapple introduced to Hawaii (or 01/111)
1818 Keats writes his poem "On a Lock of Milton's Hair"
1821 Paramaribo Suriname catches fire, 4 die
1824 Ashantees defeat British at Accra, West Africa
1827 Freedom Journal, 1st Black paper, begins publishing
1830 Portsmouth (Ohio) blacks forcibly deported
1846 1st edition of Charles Dickens' "Daily News"
1853 Envelope-folding machine patented by Russell Hawes, Worcester, Mass
1861 Jefferson Davis of Mississippi & 4 other southern senators resign
1863 City of Dublin leases part of Cattle Market for 100,000 years
1874 Franz Grillparzer's "Libussa," premieres in Vienna
1879 Henrik Ibsen's "Et Dukkehjem," premieres in Copenhagen
1880 1st US sewage disposal system separate from storm drains, Memphis
1887 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) forms
1890 1st issue of Propria Cures, Amsterdam student-weekly newspaper
1894 Oscar Fredriksen skates world record 500m in 47.8 sec
1901 Clyde Fitch's "Climbers," premieres in NYC
1903 "Wizard of Oz," premieres in NYC
1903 Harry Houdini escapes police station Halvemaansteeg in Amsterdam
1903 International Theater (Majestic, Park) opens at 5 Columbus Circle NYC
1904 Leos Janacek's opera "Jenufa," premieres in Brno
1907 Kenora Thistles sweep Mont Wanderers in 2 for Stanley Cup
1908 August Strindberg's "Spoksonaten," premieres in Stockholm
1908 NYC regulation makes it illegal for a woman to smoke in public
1910 British-Russian military intervention in Persia
1913 Aristide Briand forms French govt
1915 Kiwanis International founded in Detroit
1919 Sinn Fein proclaims parliament of Free Ireland
1922 1st slalom ski race run, Mrren, Switzerland
1925 Albanian parliament announces itself a republic; Ahmed Zogoe pres
1926 Belgian parliament accepts Locarno treaties
1927 1st national opera broadcast from a US opera house (Faust, Chicago)
1929 Robert Sherriff's "Journey's End," premieres in London
1932 USSR & Finland stop non-attack treaty
1935 12.0" (30.5 cm) of rain falls, Quinault RS, Wash (state record)
1935 WFI-AM in Philadelphia Penn merges with WLIT as WFIL (now WEAZ)
1935 Wilderness Society forms
1938 Dutch govt starts obligatory unemployment insurance
1939 George Kaufman & Moss Hart's "American Way," premieres in NYC
1939 US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer
1939 US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
1940 Foreign correspondents in Netherlands under censorship
1941 1st anti-Jewish measures in Bulgaria
1941 1st commercial extraction of magnesium from seawater, Freeport, TX
1941 Australia & Britain attack Tobruk Libya
1941 British communist newspaper "Daily Worker" banned
1942 Bronx magistrate rules all pinball machines illegal
1942 Count Basie records "One O'Clock Jump"
1942 Japanese air raid on Rabaul New Britain
1942 Tito's partisans occupy Foca
1943 Soviet forces reconquer Worosjilowsk
1943 Soviet forces reconquer Gumrak airport near Stalingrad
1943 Vice-admiral Cunningham appointed Brit adm of fleet
1944 447 German bombers attack London
1944 649 British bombers attack Magdeburg
1945 British troops land on Ramree, near coast of Burma
1946 "Nellie Bly" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 16 performances
1947 "Sweethearts" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 288 performances
1947 Arthur Honegger's 4th Symphony premieres in Basel
1948 W Indies v England, Test debut Walcott, Weekes & Jim Laker
1949 1st inaugural parade televised (Harry Truman)
1950 "Lend an Ear" closes at National Theater NYC after 460 performances
1950 NY jury finds former State Dept official Alger Hiss guilty of perjury
1950 T S Eliot's "Cocktail Party," premieres in NYC
1951 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open
1952 Nehru's Congress party wins general election in India
1953 John Foster Dulles appointed as Secretary of State
1954 1st gas turbine automobile exhibited (NYC)
1956 "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Golden NYC after 849 perfs
1956 William Shawn succeeds Harold Ross as editor of New Yorker
1957 KSAT TV channel 12 in San Antonio, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
1958 KMOT TV channel 10 in Minot, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
1958 Phillies agree to televise 78 games into NYC (doesn't happen)
1960 Little Joe 4 suborbital Mercury test reaches 16 km
1960 Rock falls traps 437 at Coalbrook S Afr, 417 die of methane poisoning
1961 "Conquering Hero" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 8 performances
1961 KIFI TV channel 8 in Idaho Falls, ID (NBC) begins broadcasting
1961 Portuguese rebels seize cruise ship Santa Maria
1962 JFK arrives in Uruguay
1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational
1962 Snow falls in SF
1964 Carl T Rowan named director of US Information Agency
1965 Persians premier Ali Mansoer injured
1966 Beatle George Harrison marries model Patti Boyd
1967 AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-23
1967 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
1967 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti
1968 AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 25-24
1968 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-20
1968 US B-52 bombers with nuclear bomb crashes in Greenland
1969 22nd NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 3-3 at Montreal
1970 Panama Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London
1971 "Alias Smith & Jones" premieres on ABC TV
1972 Assam's North East Frontier Agency becomes Arunachal Pradesh terr
1972 Belgium govt of Eyskens-Cools forms
1972 Manipur, Meghalaya & Tripura become separate states of Indian union
1972 Mizoram, formerly part of Assam, creates an Indian union territory
1973 3rd NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 33-28
1973 Leslie Nielson appears on M*A*S*H in "Ringbanger"
1974 Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London
1975 28th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-1 at Montreal
1976 Supersonic Concorde, 1st commercial flights, by Britain & France
1977 Italy legalizes abortion
1977 Pres Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders
1978 Bee Gees' "Saturday Night Fever" album goes #1 for 24 weeks
1979 Neptune becomes outermost planet (Pluto moves closer)
1979 Price of gold increases to record $875 troy oz
1979 Superbowl XIII: Pitts Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 35-31 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, QB
1980 Gold hits record $850 an ounce
1980 Les Henson, Virginia Tech, makes 89' 3" basketball field goal
1981 "Shakespeare's Cabaret" opens at Bijou Theater NYC for 54 performances
1981 Bernhard Goetz is assault for 1st time on a NY subway train
1982 "Little Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 36 performances
1982 NY Islanders begin then NHL record 15 game winning streak
1983 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Anthony E Hecht
1983 Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for US military aid
1984 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
1985 -19°F (-28°C), Caesar's Head, South Carolina (state record)
1985 -34°F (-37°C), Mt Mitchell, North Carolina (state record)
1985 Bomb attack on Borobudur temple in Java
1985 Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals
1986 100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38°F (3°C), Indiana
1986 Allison J Brown, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 4th Miss Teen USA
1986 Bomb attack in East-Beirut, 27 killed
1987 BB King donates his 7,000 record collection to U of Mississippi
1988 US accept immigration of 30,000 US-Vietnamese children
1989 A woman is assaulted & raped in room of an Okla football player
1989 Wayne Gretzky passes Marcel Dionne to become NHL's 2nd all time scorer
1990 41st NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 12-7 at Pittsburgh
1990 Bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players assn exec director
1990 John McEnroe becomes 1st ever expelled from Australian Open; for
1990 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic
1991 CBS News correspondant Bob Simon captured by Iraqis in Persian Gulf
1993 Johan Koss skates world record 5 km in 6:38.77
1993 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested on suspicion of murder
1994 Dow Jones passes 3900 (record 3,914.20)
1994 Lorena Bobbitt found temporarily insane of chopping off spouse's penis
1995 52th Golden Globes: Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks, Jessica Lange
1996 53th Golden Globes: Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta
1996 Karrie Webb wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament
1996 US male Figure Skating championship won by Rudy Galindo
1998 Pope John Paul II visits Cuba

Birthdays for yesterday in history Events  Deaths
1337Charles V, the Wise, king of France (1364-80)
1571John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam)
1659Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect
1735Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer
1743John Fitch, inventor (had a working steamboat years before Fulton)
1746Johann H Pestalozzi, Zurich Switz, educator (Leonard & Gertrude) [NS]
1751Josephus Andreas Fodor, composer
1759Johan Valckenaer, Dutch politician/patriot
1762Giuseppe Antonio Silvani, composer
1771Arnold A Buyskes, Dutch vice-admiral/colonial director
1775Manuel Garcia, composer
1792Tsjalling Hiddes Halbertsma, Fries story teller (Rhymes & Tales)
1796John Gelinde van Blom, Frisian notary/author
1801Ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer
1813John C Frémont, [Pathfinder], map maker/explorer (western US)/Gov (AZ)
1814Thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer
1815Horace Wells, dentist (pioneered use of medical anethesia)
1821John Cabell Breckinridge, (D) 14th US VP (1857-61)/mjr-gen (Confed)
1823Alexandre Edouard Goria, composer
1824Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, Lt Gen 2nd Corps (ANV, Confed)
1829Oscar II Frederik, King of Sweden (1872-1907)/Norway (-1905)/poet
1833Norman Willis, union leader (Britain's Trades Union Congress)
1840Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician
1848Henri Duparc, French composer
1855John M Browning, US, weapons manufacturer
1859Antoni Wincenty Rutkowski, composer
1865Heinrich E Albers-Schönberg, German röntgenologist
1867James Marcus, actor (Eagle, Little Lord Fauntleroy, Lone Avenger)
1867Maxime Weygard, French general/gov-gen (Algeria)
1867Willem C Royaards, Dutch theater director (Summer Games)
1872Frans Beelaerts van Blokland, Dutch foreign minister
1872Jonkhr Frans Beelaerts van Blokland, Dutch foreign minister
1875John Lindworsky, German jesuit/psychologist (Der Wille)
1875Paul E Kahle, Germany, professor of oriental studies
1878Egon Friedell, Austria, journalist/actor/writer (Der Partylowe)
1883Olav Aukrust, Norway, poet
1884Katie Sandwina, Germany, legendary woman weight-lifter
1884Roger Nash Baldwin, founder (American Civil Liberties Union)
1885Huddie Ledbetter, "Leadbelly", blues singer [or 12/1/89, 1/29/89]
1885Umberto Nobile, Italian general
1886Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Finance/Economy
1887Alfred Henry Ackley, composer
1887Wolfgang Köhler, Ger/US Gestalt psychologist (Mentality of Apes)
1889Bert Collins, cricketer (Aussie batsman in the post WW I years)
1889Pitirim A Sorokin, Russian/US sociologist (Social mobility)
1891Francisco Lazaro, Portuguese runner
1891Nikolay Semyonovich Golovanov, composer
1891Timothy Mather Spelman, composer
1897J Carrol Naish, NYC, actor (Charlie Chan-Adv of Charlie Chan)
1898Avery Claflin, composer
1898John George, Syria, actor (Kolb-Adventures of Fu Manchu)
1904Joseph Ford McGuinn, Brooklyn NY, actor (Dick Tracy's G-Men)
1904Richard P Blackmur, Mass, critic/poet (Good European)
1905Christian Dior, Normandy France, fashion designer (long-skirted look)
1906Fred Fehl, Austrian/US Broadway photographer
1906John Putz, journalist
1908Bengt Strömgren, Göteborg Sweden, astrophysicist (studied gas cloud)
1909Todor Skalovski, composer
1910Lord Cayzer, British financier/swcheeps magnate/multi-millionaire
1911Stanley William Reed, cineaste
1912Konrad Bloch, Germany, biochemist (studied cholesterol-Nobel 1964)
1915Alan Hewitt, NYC, actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian)
1916[JW] Al James Woodie exander, songwriter/vocalist
1917Rohan Butler, historian
1918Geoffrey Dawes, physiologist
1919Jinx Falkenburg, Barcelona Spain, actress (Masquerade Party)
1920Donald Cuthbert Coleman, economic historian
1920Errol Walton Barrow, PM of Barbados (DLP) (1966-76, 1986-87)
1920Torsten Nilsson, composer
1921Barney Clark, 1st to receive a permanent artificial heart
1921John Doucette, Brockton Mass, actor (Lock Up, Big Town)
1921Todor Popov, composer
1922Jean P Vroom, Dutch sculptor
1922Paul Scofield, Hurst England, actor (Man for All Seasons, Train)
1923Judith Merril, [Josephine Juliet Grossman], sci-fi writer
1924Benny Hill, Southampton England, comedian (Benny Hill Show)
1924Telly Savalas, Garden City NJ, actor (Acapulco, Kojak)
1925Lola Flores, Cadiz Spain, singer/actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona)
1925Oswald "Ossie" Stevens Nock, railway writer
1926Franco Evangelisti, Italian composer
1926Paul Burke, New Orleans La, actor (Neal-Dynasty) [or Jul 21]
1926Raf Reymen, Flemish actor
1926Steve Reeves, Glasgow Montana, actor (Hercules, Hercules Unchained)
1930Valentin Ignatyevich Filatyev, Russia, cosmonaut
1932Boris Shakhlin, Russia, gymnast (Olympic-gold-1956-60-64)
1933Itzhak Fuks, Israeli El Al captain, crashed in Amsterdam
1933William Wrigley III, chewing gum mogul (Wrigleys)
1935Ann Wedgeworth, Abilene Tx, actress (Tiger's Tale, Men's Club, Bogie)
1939Mary Ellen McAnally, Illinois, poet (Dance of the Zygotes)
1939Wolfman Jack, [Bob Smith], Bkln NY, DJ (Midnight Special)
1940Jack Nicklaus, Columbus Ohio, golfer (Player of Yr 1967,72,73,75,76)
1940Marquis of Tavistock, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
1941Edwin Starr, [Charles Hatcher], US singer (War)
1941Placido Domingo, Madrid Spain, opera tenor (Pinkerton-Mme Butterfly)
1941Richie Havens, Bkln, folk singer (Here Comes the Sun)
1942Mac Davis, Lubbock Tx, singer/actor (Mac Davis Show, North Dallas 40)
1944John Kenneth Tavener, composer
1944Neely Bruce, composer
1945Andrew Stein, pres of NYC council (D)
1945Chris Britton, rocker (Troggs-Rock & Roll Goldmine)
1946Vincent Placoly, Martinique, writer (L'eau-de-mort guildive)
1947Jill Eikenberry, New Haven Ct, (Ann Kelsey-LA Law, Manhattan Project)
1947Jimmy Ibbotson, Penn, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
1950Billy Ocean, [Leslie S Charles], Trinidad, singer (Caribbean Queen)
1950Joseph R Tanner, Danville Ill, astronaut (STS 66, 82, sk: 97)
1950Richie Ranno, rocker
1953Fausto Bara, Mexico, actor (Gaucho-Renegades)
1955Peter Fleming, NJ, tennis player (US Open Doubles 1979, 81, 83)
1955Robby Benson, Dallas Tx, actor (One on One, Running Brave, Chosen)
1956Bob Brill, NYC, drummer (Berlin-You Take My Breath Away)
1957Geena [Virginia] Davis, Wareham Mass, actress (Beetlejuice, Fly)
1957Jacob Green, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawk)
1957Shaukat Dukanwala, cricketer (Baroda off-spinner, UAE World Cup 1996)
1958Miguel Alejandro, NYC, actor (Popi)
1961Gabrielle Carteris, Phoenix Az, actress (Andrea-Beverly Hills 90210)
1961Sherry Ramsay, Stauton Va, actress (Trish Mason-As the World Turns)
1963Cindy Schreyer, Forest Park GA, LPGA golfer (1993 Sun-Times Challenge)
1963Detlef Schrempf, Germany, NBA forward (Mavericks, Pacers, Supersonics)
1963Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon, Nigeria, NBA center (Rockets, Oly-gold-96)
1963Jessie Hester, NFL player (St Louis Rams)
1965Brian Bradley, Kitchener, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1965Cordell Crockett, rocker (Ugly Kid Joe-Mad Man, Too Bad)
1965Eric Moore, NFL tackle (Cleve Browns)
1965Tania Abitbol, Madrid Spain, LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open-4th)
1966Chris Hammond, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
1966Katrine Michaelsen, Gentokte Denmark, Miss Denmark (1984)
1967Ulf Stenlund, Sweden, tennis star
1968Charlotte Ross, Chicago, actress (Eve-Days of Our Lives)
1968Tom Urbani, Santa Cruz CA, pitcher (St Louis Cards, Detroit Tigers)
1969Ashley Sheppard, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1969Matt Willig, NFL tackle/guard (Atlanta Falcons, NY Jets)
1969Rusty Greer, Ft Rucker AL, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
1969Ted Long, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1970Brennan Little, St Thomas Ont, golfer (1994 Western States mini-tour)
1970Ian Salisbury, cricketer (Sussex & England leg-spinner 1992-96)
1971Doug Edwards, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
1971Doug Weight, Warren MI, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers, Team USA 98)
1971Tommy Puett, Gary Ind, actor (Tyler-Life Goes On, America's Top 10)
1972Alan Benes, Evansville IN, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1972Howard Nathan, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
1972Shelley Looney, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
1973Bubba Miller, corner (Philadelphia Eagles)
1973Grady Jackson, defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
1973Jamal Cox, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
1974Jerald Sowell, fullback (NY Jets)
1974Jerry Wunsch, tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1974Orpheus Roye, defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1975Anette Oldenborg, Miss Universe-Denmark (1996)
1975Faghma Absalom, Miss Universe-Namibia (1996)
1975Willem Korsten, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
1976Amanda Little, Miss USA-Texas (1997, top 6)
1976Emma Lee Bunton, "Baby Spice", Finchley London, vocalist (Spice Girls)
1976Lynn Thomas, Newport News VA, playmate (May 1997)
1979Kelly Gaudet, Miss Florida Teen USA (1996)
1980Aubrie Rippner, LA Calif, tennis star (1995 USTA National Girls 18)

Deaths for yesterday in history Events  Birthdays
0879Boudouin with the Iron Arm, earl of Flanders, dies
1118Paschalis II, [Raniero], pope (1099-1118), dies
1596John Ligarius, German theologist/prime minister, dies at 66
1609Joseph Justus Scaliger, French inventor of "Julian Period", dies at 68
1626John Dowland, English composer (In Darkness We Dwell), dies at 62
1665Domenico Mazzocchi, composer, dies at 72
1665Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician (Fermat therorem), dies at 63
1670Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright, dies at 80
1683Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st earl of Shaftesbury, dies at 61
1686Nicolas-François Blondel, French architect, dies
1704Willem B Schepers, Dutch merchant/ship owner, dies at about 83
1746Gottfried Kirkhoff, composer, dies at 60
1774Mustapha III, sultan of Turkey (1957-74), dies at 56
1793Louis XVI, French king (1774-93), beheaded by revolutionaries at 38
1815M Claudius, writer, dies at 74
1831Achim v Arnim, writer, dies at 49
1851Gustav Albert Lortzing, composer, dies at 49
1862Bozena Nemcov , [Barnora Panklov ], Czech author, dies at 41
1871John J Rochussen, gov-general of Neth-Indies (1845-51), dies at 73
1872Franz Grillparzer, Austrian playwright (Sappho/Libussa), dies at 81
1882Anton Emil Titl, composer, dies at 72
1883Jacopo Tomadini, composer, dies at 62
1884Auguste Franchomme, composer, dies at 75
1888Stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh, composer, dies at 83
1891Calixa Lavallee, composer, dies at 48
1892John Couch Adams, English co-discoverer of Neptune, dies
1894Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu, composer, dies at 24
1903Hermanus J A M Schaepman, Dutch clergyman/politician, dies at 58
1924Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin, Russian leader, dies of a stroke at 53
1926Camillo Golgi, Ital medical research (malaria, Nobel 1906), dies at 81
1927Floris H Verster, Dutch painter/cartoonist/etcher, dies at 65
1931Felix Blumenfeld, composer, dies at 67
1932[Giles] Lytton Strachey, British biographer/critic, dies at 51
1942Henryk Opienski, Polish composer/musicologist/conductor, dies at 72
1943Otakar Sini, composer, dies at 61
1944Gustaaf DFL Schamelhout, Flemish physician/writer, dies at 74
1944Heinrich zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, German major/pilot, shot down
1948Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, composer, dies at 72
1950George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46
1954Billy Jenkins, dies at 69
1955Maarten P Vrij, Dutch lawyer/criminologist/High Council, dies at 59
1957Arthur L Bowley, English statistician/economist, dies at 87
1959Cecil B[lount] de Mille, producer (10 Commandments), dies at 77
1959Lamar Stringfield, composer, dies at 61
1961Blaise Cendrars, Swiss/French poet (J'ai tué), dies at 73
1961John Joseph Becker, composer, dies a day before 75th birthday
1962André Lhote, French painter/art historian, dies at 76
1963Franz Jung, writer, dies at 74
1963Al St John, actor (Law & Order, Devil Riders), dies at 70
1964Joseph Schildkraut, actor (Cleopatra, Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 68
1965Harvey Zorbaugh, doctor/TV host (Play the Game), dies at 68
1967Ann Sheridan, actress (Pistols 'n' Petticoats), dies of cancer at 51
1971Richard B Russell, (Sen-D-Ga), dies at 73
1974Lewis L Strauss, head US Atomic Energy Comm (1953-58), dies at 78
1974Ken Viljoen, cricketer (played 27 Tests for S Africa 1930-47), dies
1974Jan Arends, Dutch poet/author, dies at 48
1975Marie Lohr, actress (Pygmalion, Small Hotel, Escapade), dies at 84
1977Zoltan Vasarhelyi, composer, dies at 76
1977John Vincent, composer, dies at 74
1981Allyn Joslyn, actor (They Won't Forget, Cafe Society), dies at 79
1984Jackie Wilson, US singer (I Get the Sweetest Feeling), dies at 49
1985Barbara Cowsill, rocker (Cowsills), dies of emphysema
1987Pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer (7th Day), dies at 83
1988Abraham Sofaer, actor (Naked Jungle, Elephant Walk), dies
1991Frank Mitchell, actor (Music is Magic, Prairie Gunsmoke), dies
1991Howard "Red" Grange, football's galloping ghost, dies at 87
1991Richard Bolling, (Rep-D-Mo)/US civil-rights leader, dies at 74
1992William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, US boxer/pianist, dies at 81
1994Basel al-Assad, Syrian pres Assad son, dies in car accident at 31
1995Flavio "Negao" Pires da Conceicao, drug Trafficker, dies at 25
1995John Halas, animator, dies at 82
1995Philippe Casado, Moroccan/French cyclist, dies at 30
1996Roman Ciesiewicz, artist/graphic designer, dies at 65
1996Sam Green, industrialist/inventor, dies at 88
1997Colonel Tom Parker, manager (Elvis Presley), dies at 87
1997Dennis Main Wilson, TV/radio producer, dies at 72
1997Michael Duane, educationalist, dies at 81

[ Top ]

Today's History   Tomorrow's History   More History Pages

Search in: Historical Events Famous Birthdays Famous Deaths

Add It's History To Your Web Page

Original script written & produced by RGA
Archives by Bruce T. Goldman