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Events for yesterday in history Birthdays  Deaths
1118 Alfonso van Aragón occupies Saragossa on Almoraviden
1352 Etienne Aubert elected as Pope Innocentius VI
1406 Anton van Bourgondiës becomes duke of Brabant
1603 Admiral Steven van der Haghens fleet departs to East-Indies
1621 English parliament accept unanimously, Protestation
1719 Thomas Fleet publishes "Mother Goose's Melodies For Children"
1774 Empress Maria Theresa expels Jews from Prague, Bohemia & Moravia
1777 1st national Thanksgiving Day, commemorating Burgoyne's surrender
1783 English king George III fires govt of Portland
1787 New Jersey becomes 3rd state to ratify constitution
1796 1st US newspaper to appear on Sunday (Baltimore Monitor)
1799 George Washington's body interred at Mount Vernon
1813 British take Ft Niagara in War of 1812
1832 Charles Darwins visits Vurland
1839 1st celestial photograph (of Moon) made in US, John Draper, NYC
1849 William Bond obtains 1st photograph of Moon through a telescope
1858 Passy, at Paris: 1st "Samedi soir" i/d villa of lovers Rossini
1859 South Carolina declared an "independent commonwealth"
1862 Battle at Lexington, Tennessee (Forrest's Second Raid)
1865 13th Amendment ratified, slavery abolished
1865 1st US cattle importation law passed
1869 Canada's Hamilton Foot Ball Club plays its 1st game
1878 French SS Byzantin sinks after collision in Dardanellen, 210 killed
1890 Lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda
1892 "Nutcracker Suite," Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, premieres
1892 Anton Bruckner's 8th Symphony, premieres
1894 Cricket day 4 1T Aus v Eng England following on 4-268, 7 in front
1898 Automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph)
1899 Fieldmarshal Lord Roberts appointed Brit supreme commander in S Africa
1905 H V Hordern takes 8-81 in 2nd innings of F-C debut (NSW v Qld)
1915 Pres Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt
1917 Soviet regiment (Stalin/Lenin) declares Finland Independent
1920 1st US postage stamps printed without the words United States or US
1923 International zone of Tangier set up in Morocco
1930 Bradman scores 258 NSW v South Aust, 289 mins, 37 fours
1932 Chicago Bears beat Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in 1st NFL playoff game
1935 Bradman scores 117 in his 1st Shield cricket match for South Australia
1935 Edward Benes becomes president of Czechoslovakia
1936 1st giant panda imported into US
1936 Queensland cricket all out for 49 v Vic, Fleetwood-Smith 7-17
1936 Su-Lin, 1st giant panda to come to US from China, arrives in SF
1939 Finnish army recaptures Agläjärvi
1941 German submarine U-434 sinks
1941 Japanse troops land on Hong Kong
1944 Destroyers "Hull," "Spence" & "Monaghan" sink in typhoon (Philippines)
1944 Nazi occupiers of Amsterdam destroy electricity plants
1945 Uruguay joins UN
1946 TV's 1st network dramatic serial "Faraway Hill" ends 2 month run
1947 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Optissima Pax
1948 Indonesia begins it's 2nd political election
1948 WDSU TV channel 6 in New Orleans, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 Phila Eagles beat LA Rams 14-0 in NFL championship game
1952 Ellis W Ryan resigns as Cleve Indians president
1953 KATV TV channel 7 in Little Rock, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 KMID TV channel 2 in Midland & Odessa, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 "To Tell the Truth" debuts on CBS-TV
1956 Israeli flag hoisted on Mount Sinai
1956 Japan admitted to UN
1956 Phil Rizzuto signs as NY Yankee radio-TV announcer
1957 Shippingport Atomic Power Stn, 1st nuke plant to generate electricity
1958 1st test project of Signal Communications by Orbiting Relay Equip
1958 1st voice from space: recorded Christmas message by Eisenhower
1958 Niger gains autonomy within French Community (National Day)
1959 Sammy Baugh named 1st coach of NY Titans (AFL)
1960 General Meeting of UN condemns apartheid
1961 Britain's EMI Records originally rejects the Beatles
1961 For 2nd cons year, AP names Wilma Rudolph female athlete of year
1961 India annexes Portuguese colonies of Goa, Damao & Diu
1961 KAIL TV channel 53 in Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
1961 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 78 points vs LA
1962 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 13th Symphony, premieres in Moscow
1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 WAIQ TV channel 26 in Montgomery, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1963 Clarke runs world record 10k (28:15.6)
1963 Muskegon, Michigan gets 3' of snow
1964 "I Had a BaIl" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 199 performances
1964 "The Pink Panther" cartoon series premieres (Pink Phink)
1964 During services held for Sam Cooke fans caused damage to Funeral Home
1964 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1965 "La Grusse Valise" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 7 performances
1965 Borman & Lovell Splash down in Atlantic ends 2 week Gemini VII mission
1965 Kenneth LeBel jumps 17 barrels on ice skates
1966 Dr Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" airs for 1st time on CBS
1966 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1968 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1969 "Coco" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 333 performances
1969 Britain abolishes death penalty
1969 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 "Me Nobody Knows" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 587 perfs
1970 Polish uprising fails
1970 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1971 1st Candlelight Processional
1971 CBS radio cancels Saturday morning band concerts
1971 People United To Save Humanity (PUSH) forms by Jesse Jackson in Chic
1971 US dollar devalued 7.9% in Holland ($1=Ÿ3,245)
1972 US begins its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam
1973 Soyuz 13 launched into Earth orbit for 8 days
1973 Yanks sign Dick Williams as manager, overturned later by AL Pres
1974 SF Visitors Center at City Hall opens
1976 "A Star is Born," with Barbra Striesand, premieres
1976 "Wonder Woman" debuts on ABC
1976 Soviet dissident Viktor Bukovskiexchanged for Chile CP-leader Corvalan
1977 Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 42, Nate Thumond
1977 Dutch Antilles: premier Boy Rozendal points independence off
1978 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1978 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1979 Stanley Barrett 1st to exceed land sonic speed (739.666 MPH)
1980 Bruce Sprinsteen's concert at Madison Sq Garden
1980 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts minister Van Agts abortion laws
1980 IRA's Sean McKenna becomes critically ill, ends hunger strike
1980 Vietnam adopts constitution
1982 Flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 20 seconds
1983 NBA San Diego Clippers ends 29 game road losing streak
1984 73rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats USA in Gothenburg (4-1)
1985 "Jerry's Girls" opens at St James Theater NYC for 139 performances
1985 UN Security Council unanimously condemns "acts of hostage-taking"
1986 Mr Gates, serves as acting director of CIA
1987 Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's future pres, marries Asif Ali Zardari
1987 Ivan F Boesky sentenced to 3 years for insider trading
1988 5th meeting of Giants-Jets, Jets win & eliminate Giants from playoffs
1988 Seattle Seahawks win their 1st ever division title with 9-7 record
1989 "I Love Lucy" Christmas episode, shown for 1st time in over 30 years
1989 Athol Fugard's "My Children, My Africa," premieres in NYC
1990 NL releases short list of teams for 1993 NL expansion
1990 NL announces Buffalo, Denver, Miami, Orlando, Tampa-St Petersburg, & Wash DC as 6 finalist for 1993 expansion (Miami & Denver win)
1991 DeForest Kelly (Dr McCoy on Star Trek) gets a star in Hollywood
1991 General Motors announces closing of 21 plants
1992 FCC vote 4-1 to allow Infinity to purchase Cook Inlet stations
1993 Kevin Scott skates world record 1K (1:12.54)
1994 "Comedy Tonight" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 8 performances
1994 "What's Wrong With this Pic?" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 12 perf
1994 Darryl Strawberry pleads not guilty on tax evasion charges
1994 General Hospital stars Kristina Malandro & Jack Wagner wed
1994 Norman, Couples & Azinger wins LPGA Wendy's 3-Tour Golf Challenge
1994 Socialist Party (ex-communist) wins Bulgaria parliamentary election
1996 Start of 1st Test Cricket match between Zimbabwe & England
1996 TV industry execs agree to adopt a ratings system
Birthdays for yesterday in history Events  Deaths
1562Philipp Dulichius, composer
1569Jakob Hassler, composer
1610Charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist
1633Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised
1633Willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised
1635Antonius Matthaeus, Dutch lawyer/historian
1667Wenzel Ludwig von Radolt, composer
1707Charles Wesley, co-founder (Methodist movement)
1709Elizabeth, empress of Russia (to Peter the Great & Catherine I)
1734Jean-Baptiste Rey, composer
1760Knud L Rahbek, Danish literary (Om sku skuespillerkunsten)
1779Joseph Grimaldi, England, pantomimist ("greatest clown in history")
1786Carl Maria von Weber, Germany, romantic composer (Der Freischutz)
1788Camille Pleyel, Austria, piano builder/composer
1803William Allen, (Rep/Gov-Oh)
1811Alexander Sandor Asboth, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1868
1812Wiktor Kazynski, composer
1816Alfred Elzey Jones, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1871
1819Jakov P Polonski, Russian poet (Stichotvorenija)
1825Charles Griffin, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
1826Charles-A Chatrian, [Erckmann-C], French writer (L'ami Fritz)
1826Mercer Brooke John, (Confederate Navy), died in 1906
1835George Dashiell Bayard, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
1837A Adolf Daens, Belgian priest/Dutch party founder (CVP)
1844Lujo [Ludwig J von] Brentano, German economist
1848Karl Schroder, composer
1852Gaetano Coronaro, composer
1856Joseph John Thomson, Eng, physicist discovered electron (Nobel 1906)
1860Edward Alexander MacDowell, US, composer (Indian Suite)
1861Lionel Monckton, composer
1863French Ferdinand, archduke of Austria (Sarajevo/WW I)
1867Antoon van Welie, Dutch painter
1870Andres Randolf, Denmark, actor (The Kiss)
1870D T Suzuki, Kanazawa Japan, Zen Buddhist scholar
1870Saki, [Hector Hugo Munro], Burma, author (Reginald, When William Came)
1873Adolf Vogl, composer
1877Max Pallenberg, Austria, actor (Brave Suender)/husb of Fritzi Massary
1879Paul Klee, Switzerland, abstract painter (Twittering Machine) [NS]
1884Philippe van Isacker, Belgian minister
1886Ty Cobb, Colo, batted .367, stole 892 bases (Det Tigers)
1888Gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady)
1888Robert Moses, power broker (built Long Island & NYC parks & roads)
1890Edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM)
1897Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker
1898Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist
1904George Stevens, US director (Alice Adams, Penny Serenade)
1904Wilf Carter, country singer
1905Richard Sturzenegger, composer
1906Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher
1906Kam Tong, actor (Across the Pacific, Flower Drum Song)
1907Christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon)
1908Celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter)
1909Mona Barrie, [Smith], London England, actress (Dawn on Great Divide)
1910Abe Burrows, Bkln NY, Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY)
1910Eric Tindall, cricketer (All Black rep who kept wicket in 5 Tests)
1911Helen Vlachos, journalist
1911Jules Dassin, Middletown CT, director (Circle of Two, Never on Sunday)
1913Alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight)
1913Donald Phillips, pianist/composer
1913Lynn Bari, Roanoke Va, actress (Connie-Detective Wife, Earthbound)
1913Saburo Takata, composer
1913Willy Brandt, [Herbert Frahm], German chancellor (1969-74, Nobel 1971)
1914Jerry Zipkin, socialite
1915Dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52)
1916Betty Grable, St Louis, great legs/actress (Gay Divorcee)
1917Ossie Davis, Cogdell GA, actor/playwright (Hot Stuff, Man Called Adam)
1919Anita O'Day, Chicago, big band jazz singer (Gene Krupa, Stan Kanton)
1920Rita Streich, German singer
1920Willis Conover, broadcaster
1922Larry D Mann, Toronto Canada, actor (Marty-Accidental Family)
1923Lotti [Charlotte] van der Gaag, Dutch sculptor/painter
1926Peggy Cummins, North Wales, actress (Curse of the Demon)
1927Ramsey Clark, US attorney General (1967-69)
1927Sterling Lanier, US, writer (Hiero's Journey)
1931Gunnel Lindblom, Goeteborg Sweden, actor (Hunger, Virgin Spring)
1931Noel McGregor, cricketer (batted in 25 Tests for NZ 1955-65)
1932Roger Smith, South Gate Calif, actor (77 Sunset Strip)
1934Boris Valentinovich Volynov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 21)
1938[Bryan] Chas Chandler, rocker (The Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1939Christoffel "Stoffel" van de Merwe, S Afr minister of Education
1939Henrica M L "Wiesje" Backer, Dutch dancer/actress/playwright
1939Michael J Moorcock, England, sci-fi author (Alien Heat, Bull & Spear)
1939Sandro Lopopolia, Italy, lightweight boxer (Olympic-Silver-1960)
1940Arnold Long, cricketer (prolific wicketkeeper for Surrey & Sussex)
1941Sam Andrew, rocker (Big Brother & Holding Company-Cheap Thrills)
1942William HAF, English prince/grandson of George V
1943Alan Rudolph, actor (Endangers Species, Love at Large, Made in Heaven)
1943Bobby Keyes, rocker
1943Keith Richards, England, rock guitarist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)
1945Birenda Bir Bikram, King of Nepal (1972- )
1945Carolyn Wood, US, 4 X 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1960)
1946Hubie Green, Birmingham Ala, PGA golfer (US Open 1977)
1946Stephen (Steve) Biko, South African anti-apartheid activist
1947Eddie Antar, founder/CEO (Crazy Eddie Electronics Store)
1947Steven Spielberg, Cincinnati, director (ET, Close Encounters, Jaws)
1948Bryan "Chas" Changler, Newcastle, rock bassist (Animals)
1949Joni Flynn, Assam India, actress (Octopussy)
1950Gillian Armstrong, Melbourne Aust, director (High Tide, Mrs Soffel)
1950Leonard Maltin, NYC, movie critic (Entertainment Tonight)
1950Martha Johnson, Toronto Canada, rocker (M+M)
1951Andrew S Thomas, Adelaide Australia, PhD/astronaut (STS 77, STS 89/91)
1951Candice Rialson, Santa Monica Calif, actress (Chatterbox)
1953Elliot Easton, [Elliot Shapiro], Brooklyn NY, rock guitarist (Cars)
1954Ray Liotta, Newark NJ, actor (Sacha-Casablanca, Goodfellas)
1956Reinhold Ewald, Germany, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-25)
1957John Webster, rocker (Red Ryder-Light in the Tunnel)
1959Barrie Chase, actress (Mardi Gras, Cape Fear)
1961Brian Orser, Canada, figure skater (Olympics-Silver-88)
1961Ken Foreman, rocker (Thrashing Doves-Reprobate's Hymm)
1961Lalchand Rajput, cricketer (Indian Test opening batsman 1985-86)
1961Thomas Strittmatter, writer
1963Charles Oakley, NBA forward (NY Knicks)
1963Lori McNeil, San Diego Calif, tennis star (1995 Oakland doubles)
1964Don Beebe, NFL wide reciever (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1965Angeliki Kaneltopoutous, Greece, tennis star
1965Brad Pitt, actor (Cutting Class)
1965Brian Walton, Ottawa Ontario, points race cyclist (Olympics-silver-96)
1965Fawna Maclaren, Santa Monica Ca, playmate (Jan, 1989)
1965Willie Blair, Paintsville KY, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
1966Aaron Jones, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
1966Gianluca Pagliuca, Italian actress (Ugly Dirty & Bad)
1966Kiefer Sutherland, actor (Young Guns, Stand by Me, Lost Boys)
1966Patricia Neder, Wauykesha WI, team handball right wing (Olymp-92, 96)
1966Steve Dullaghan, rocker (Primitives-Lovely, Lump of Coal)
1966Terry Phelps, Larchmont NY, tennis star
1966Tracy Byrd, country singer
1967Bob Corkum, Salisbury, NHL center (Phila Flyers)
1967Charles Christopher Rymer, Cleveland TN, PGA golfer (1995 Shell-3rd)
1967Dan McGwire, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins)
1967Tracy Hayworth, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons)
1968Aaron Craver, NFL running back (Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers)
1968Casper Van Dien, actor (Starship Troopers)
1969Andrew Murphy, Australian long jumper/triple jumper (Olympics-96)
1969Chris Dausin, WLAF corner/guard (Scottish Claymores)
1969Joanne Mills, Sydney Aust, golfer (T25 Holden 1994 Women's Aust Open)
1969Joe Randa, Milwaukee WI, infielder (KC Royals)
1969Keith Piper, cricketer (Warwickshire & England A wicketkeeper)
1969Marco Coleman, NFL defensive end (Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers)
1969T C Wright, WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
1970Lucious Harris, NBA guard (NJ Nets, Dallas Mavericks)
1971Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Barcelona, tennis star (Oly-silv/bronze-92)
1971Frank Pimiskern, CFL safety (BC Lions)
1971Joe Dziedzic, Minneapolis, NHL left wing (Pitts Penguins)
1971Markus Finke, WLAF running back (Rhein Fire)
1971Neil Little, Medicine Hat, NHL goalie (Phila Flyers)
1972Eric Unverzagt, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Sea Seahawks, Scotland Claymores)
1972Jeff Nelson, Prince Albert, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
1972Marcos Ondruska, South Africa, tennis star
1973Jason Williams, Gonzales LA, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
1973Keith Washington, NFL defensive end (Minn Vikings, Baltimore Ravens)
1974Peter Boulware, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
1975Michael Barry, Toronto, Ontario, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1978Naomi Lang, Arcata Calif, dance skater (& Peter Tchernyshev)
Deaths for yesterday in history Events  Birthdays
0468Huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita
1290Magnus I Ladul†s, [Barn Bolt], king of Sweden (1277-90), dies
1505John IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed
1565Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62
1577Anna, duchess of Saxon/wife of prince Willem of Orange, dies at 32
1597Barbara Blomberg, German mistress of emperor Karel, dies at 67
1633Theodoor Galle, Flemish engraver, buried at 62
1638Le Père Joseph, French mystic, dies
1651Francisco the Melo, Portuguese/Spanish earl of Assumar, dies at 54
1710Peter Codde, apostile vicar (1688-1704), dies at 62
1732Johann Valentin Eckelt, composer, dies at 59
1737Antonio Stradivari, renowned violin-maker, dies in Cremona Italy at 93
1751Kilian I von Dientzenhofer, builder (Nepomukkerk, Prague), dies at 62
1779Jan Punt, engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool), dies at 68
1803Johann G von Herder, German philosopher/theologist/poet, dies at 59
1829Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck, French nature investigator, dies at about 85
1831Willem Bilderdijk, Dutch poet/literary (My Relief), dies at 75
1835Johann Georg Anton Mederitsch-Gallus, composer, dies at 82
1839Charles-Henri Plantade, composer, dies at 75
1841Felice Blangini, composer, dies at 60
1858Joseph-Henri-Ignace Mees, composer, dies at 81
1862Johnson Kelly Duncan, architect/Confederate brig-generaal, dies at 35
1865Francisco Manuel da Silva, composer, dies at 70
1869Louis Moreau Gottschalk, composer, dies at 40
1892Richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88
1897Carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70
1899John William Glover, composer, dies at 84
1911Alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79
1915douard Vaillant, French socialist politician/communard, dies at 75
1918Henryk Jarecki, composer, dies at 72
1919Horatio William Parker, composer, dies at 56
1919John Alcock, pilot (1st non-stop over Atlantic), dies in crash at 27
1928Lucien Capet, composer, dies at 55
1931John T "Legs" Diamond, US gangster, murdered at 35
1932Eduard "Ede" Bernstein, German marxist/revisionist, dies at 82
1935Juan V Gómez, general/dictator of Venezuela (1908-35), dies
1937S S Schultz, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies
1939Matthew Brown, Journalist, dies at 51
1942Charlie Walker, cricketer (Aust tourist to England 1930, 1938), dies
1948Janet Fay, hammered to death by Honeymoon Killers
1959Dorothy L Sayers, writer, dies at 66
1963Winifried P I Zillig, German composer/conductor (Opfer), dies at 58
1966Gene Gauntier, dies in Cuernavaca Mexico
1971Diana Lynn, actress (Annapolis Story, Easy Come Easy Go), dies at 45
1971Bobby Jones Jr, PGA golfer (Grand Slam 1930), dies at 69
1971Aleksandr T Tvardovski, Russ editor in chief (Novyj Mir), dies at 61
1973Giulio Cesare Brero, composer, dies at 64
1976George Emmett, cricketer (Engld opener v Aust Old Trafford 1948), dies
1977Cyril Ritchard, actor (Peter Pan), dies at 80
1977Louis Untermeyer, poet/critic/TV panelist (What's My Line), dies at 92
1980Alexei N Kosygin, Soviet PM (1964-80), suffers heart attack at 76
1981Mehmet Shehu, PM Albania (1954-81)/"US-Russ spy", commits suicide
1982Tibor de Machula, Hungary/Neth cellist, dies at 70
1982Raymond Emery, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1952, 46 runs, 2 wkts), dies
1986Mamo Clark, actor (1 Million BC, Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island), dies
1990Anne Revere, actress (National Velvet), dies of pneumonia at 87
1990Paul Tortelier, composer, dies at 76
1991June Storey, actress (South of the Border), dies of cancer at 73
1992Dana Andrews, actor (Best Years of Our Lifes), dies at 83
1992Mark Goodson, TV game show producer (Goodson-Toddman), dies at 77
1992Mother Clare Hale, cared for NYC AIDS babies (Hale House), dies at 87
1992Richard H Ichord, US leader of House Un-American Act Comm, dies
1993Sam Wanamaker, actor (Pvt Benjamin), dies of prostate cancer at 74
1994Heinz Bernard Lowenstein, actor/director, dies at 71
1994Lilia Skala, Austrian/US actress (Ship of Fools, Caprice), dies at 98
1994Peter Hebblethwaite, English editor-in-chief (The Month), dies at 64
1995Chaim Pearl, rabbi, dies at 76
1995Georgio Fini, restaurateur, dies at 70
1995Ross Thomas, author, dies at 69
1996Arthur Jacobs, musicologist, dies at 74
1997Chris Farley, comedian (SNL, Tommy Boy), dies at 33

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