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Events for yesterday in history Birthdays  Deaths
0678 St Agatho begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1524 Earl Henry III of Nassau weds Mencia de Medoza, 16-years old marquess
1542 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain
1580 Duke van Alva's army occupies Portugal
1652 New Amsterdam (now NYC) passes 1st speed limit law in US
1693 1st sea battle of Lagos: England & Holland vs France
1693 1st woman's magazine "Ladies' Mercury" published (London)
1697 Polish parliament selects monarch August van Saksen as king
1743 English defeat French at Dettingen
1756 French fleet conquer St Philips Castle of Minorca
1778 Liberty Bell came home to Phila after the British had left
1806 Buenos Aires captured by British
1833 Prudence Crandall, a white woman, arrested for conducting an academy for black females at Canterbury Conn
1847 NY & Boston linked by telegraph wires
1862 -28] Battle at Garnett's/Golding's Farms, Virginia
1862 Battle of Gaines' Mill, VA (Cold Harbor, Chickahominy Bluffs) Day 3
1863 Skirmish at Fairfax (Courthouse) Virginia
1864 Atlanta Campaign-Battle of Kennesaw Mountain GA
1867 Bank of Calif opens doors
1876 1st NLer to get 6 hits in 9 inn game (Dave Force, Phila Athletics)
1876 Democratic Party elects Samuel Tilden as presidential candidate
1890 Cecil Rhodes' colonies attack Motlousi at Matabeleland
1890 George Dixon becomes 1st black boxing champ (Bantam weight)
1893 Great stock crash on NY stock exchange
1903 9th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 307 at Baltusrol GC NJ
1905 Russian sailors mutiny aboard battleship "Potemkin"
1909 23rd US Womens Tennis: Hazel H Wightman beats M Barger-Wallach (60 61)
1909 Etten-Leur 1st airplane flight in Neth (Belg count De Lambert)
1914 Jack Johnson beats Frank Moran in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
1914 US signs treaty of commerce with Ethiopia
1915 100°F (38°C), Fort Yukon Alaska (state record)
1915 Dutch SDAP demonstrates against conscription
1917 1st baseball player (Hank Gowdy) to enter WW I military service
1922 Newberry Medal 1st presented for kids literature (Hendrik Van Loon)
1929 1st color TV demo (NYC)
1929 Pres Von Hindenburg refuses to pay German debt of WW I
1931 3rd Ryder Cup: US, 9-3 at Scioto CC Ohio
1933 4th Ryder Cup: Great Britain, 6«-5« at Southport & Ainsdale, England
1934 Federal Savings & Loan Association created
1935 Danno O'Mahoney beats Jim Londos in Boston, to become wrestling champ
1939 1st night game at Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Indians 5, Tigers 0)
1939 Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 2-2, in 23 innings
1939 Headley scores a cricket century in each innings v England at Lord's
1940 Soviet Army attacks Romania
1940 USSR returns to Gregorian calendar
1941 Bialystok Poland falls to Germany
1941 Nazi manifest against the Jews in Amsterdam
1942 FBI captures 8 Nazi saboteurs from a sub off NY's Long Island
1942 PQ-17 convoy leaves Iceland for Archangelsk
1943 Elly Dammers throws Dutch record spear (41,43m)
1943 Fanny Blankers-Koen runs Dutch record 200m (24.5)
1944 Cherbourg, France liberated by Allies
1945 Foundation 1940-45 established
1947 98°F (36.8°C) in De Bilt Netherlands
1947 WRC TV channel 4 in Washington DC (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 "Captain Video & His Video Rangers," debut on DUMONT-TV
1950 "Liar" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 12 performances
1950 32nd PGA Championship: Chandler Harper at Scioto CC Columbus Ohio
1950 US sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam
1950 North Koreans troop reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Truman orders Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict
1953 Joseph Laniel appointed French premier
1954 1st atomic power station opens (Obninsk, near Moscow, Russia)
1954 CIA-sponsored rebels overthrow elected government of Guatemala
1955 "Julius LaRosa Show," debuts on CBS-TV
1955 1st automobile seat belt legislation enacted (Illinois)
1956 Indians trailing Orioles 9-1 come back to win 12-11 in 11 innings
1957 Hurricane Audrey, kills 526 in Louisiana & Texas
1958 Billy Pierce's perfect game bid broken with 2 outs in 9th
1958 Harry Burrell flies KC-135 record (5:27:42.8) NY to London
1959 "West Side Story" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 734 perfs
1959 14th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright
1959 Players vote Henry Aaron unanimously for the All-Star Game
1960 British Somaliland becomes part of Somalia
1960 Chlorophyll "A" synthesized Cambridge Mass
1960 Oil pipe line from Rotterdam-Ruhrgebied opens
1962 NASA civilian pilot Joseph Walker takes X-15 to 6,606 kph, 37,700 m
1962 Ross Perot begins Electronic Data Systems
1963 Bill J Kramer & Dakotas record Lennon & McCartney "I Call Your Name"
1963 Pres Kennedy spent 1st full day in Ireland
1963 USAF Major Robert A Rushworth in X-15 reaches 86,900 m
1963 Phillies Johnny Callison hits for cycle, but Phillie centerfielder Tony Gonzalez's error ends his record 205 consecutive errorless games
1964 "New Phil Silvers Show," last airs on CBS-TV
1964 "Sie Liebt Dich (She Loves You)" by Die Beatles peaks at #97
1964 Jan & Dean release "Little Old Lady From Pasadena"
1965 Carol Mann wins LPGA Carling Golf Open
1966 1st sci-fi soap opera, "Dark Shadows," premieres on ABC-TV
1966 4th Mayor's Trophy Game; Yanks beat Mets 5-2
1967 Race riot in Buffalo NY (200 arrested)
1968 Ludvik Vaculik publishes "Manifest of 2000 words" in Prague
1969 50,000 attend Denver Pop Festival
1969 Honduras/El Salvador breaks diplomatic relations due to soccer match
1969 Police raid Stonewall Gay Bar in Greenwich Village, NY, about 400 to 1,000 patrons riot against police, it lasts 3 days
1971 "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" closes at Golden NYC after 31 perfs
1971 26th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by JoAnne Carner
1973 "Live & Let Die" premieres in US
1973 John W Dean tells Watergate Committee about Nixon's "enemies list"
1973 Uruguay suspends constitution
1974 "Flip Wilson Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1974 US president Nixon visits USSR
1976 "Pacific Overtures" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 193 perfs
1976 Air France Airbus hijacked in Germany to Uganda
1976 Israeli raid on Entebbe, Uganda
1976 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Invitational
1976 Portuguese general Antonio Eanes elected president
1977 5-4 Supreme Court decision allows lawyers to advertise
1977 Djibouti (Afars & Issas) claims Independence from France
1977 Willie McCovey smashes 2 HRs in inning for 2nd time (Apr 12, 1973)
1978 Henry Rono of Kenya sets record for 3,000 m, 7:32.1
1978 Soyuz 30 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Polish) to Salyut 6 space station
1978 US Seasat 1, 1st oceanographic satellite, launched into polar orbit
1979 Muhammad Ali retires as boxing champ
1979 Supreme Court rules employers may use quotas to help minorities
1980 1st female state police graduates (NJ)
1980 Dodger's Jerry Reuss' no-hits SF Giants 8-0
1980 Italian plane crashes into Tyrrheense Sea, kills 81
1980 US revives draft registration
1981 "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes returns to #1 slot
1981 Cambodia adopts its constitution
1981 Pamela Jenks, 21, crowned 14th Miss Black America
1982 "Dancin'" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1,774 performances
1982 "Play Me a Country Song" opens & closes at Virginia Theater NYC
1982 STS-4 Launch (Columbia)
1982 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1983 Highest price paid for painting by a living artist-œ960,200-Miró
1983 Mariners bat out of order against White Sox in 2nd inning
1983 NASA launches space vehicle S-205
1983 Soyuz T-9 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
1984 Emmy 11th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 5th time
1984 Fire destroys a set in "A View to the Kill"
1984 France wins soccer's European Cup
1984 Late Night's 1st Tower Drop
1984 Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts
1985 1st hotel strike in NY
1985 Route 66 (Chicago to Santa Monica), is decertified
1986 Anne White shocks Wimbledon by wearing only a body stocking
1986 In referendum, Irish uphold ban on divorce
1986 Robby Thompson (SF) sets record, caught stealing 4 times in 1 game
1986 SF Giant Robby Thompson is caught stealing record 4 times
1986 US informs NZ it will not defend it against attack
1986 World Court rules US aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal
1987 Supreme Court Justice Powell retires
1988 Mike Tyson KOs Michael Spink in 91 seconds, in Atlantic City ($67m)
1988 Reds bat out of order against Padres in 1st inning
1990 José Canseco signs record $4,700,000 per year Oak A's contract
1990 Salman Rushdie, condemned to death by Iran, contributes $8600 to help their earthquake victims
1991 Emmy 18th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 12th time
1992 "57 Channels (and Nothin' on)" by Bruce Springsteen peaks at #68
1992 193rd ranked Andrei Olhovsky defeats #1 seed Jim Courier at Wimbledon
1992 Dan O'Brien fails on pole vault & eliminated from Olympics decathlon
1992 Daryl Gates retires as LA police chief
1992 Denmark upsets German 2-0, to win European Soccer championship
1993 "Falsettos" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 487 performances
1993 11th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jim Colbert
1993 Actress Julia Roberts weds country singer Lyle Lovett
1993 NY Met pitcher Anthony Young loses record 24th straight game
1993 Shelley Hamlin wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic
1993 Don Henley booed in Milwaukee when he dedicates the song "It's Not Easy Being Green" to President Clinton
1994 "Gray's Anatomy" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 8 performances
1994 118°F (47.8°C) at Lakewood New Mexico[dup]
1994 118°F (47.8°C) at Lakewood New Mexico (state record)
1994 12th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Dave Stockton
1994 NY Daily News increases prices to 50›
1995 Holland's debut in English domestic comp (v Northants, NatWest)
1995 Mason City Iowa's TV news personality Jodi Huisentruit disappears
1995 Space shuttle STS-71 (Atlantis 14), launches
1995 Former WMMS engineer William Alford is sentenced to 10 days & $1,000 fine for cutting feed during Howard Stern's broadcast from Cleveland

Birthdays for yesterday in history Events  Deaths
1462Louis XII, the Just, King of France (1498-1515)
1550Charles IX, King of France (1560-74)
1615Johann Paul Schor, German Baroque painter
1718Wenzel Raimund Pirck, composer
1745Johann Nepomuk Went, composer
1789Philipp Friedrich Silcher, composer
1805Stephen Elvey, composer
1808Everhardus J Potgieter, Dutch writer/publisher (The Guide)
1809François de Canrobert, French marshal/parliament member
1812John Pike Hullah, composer
1819Carl Albert Loeschhorn, composer
1821August Conradi, composer
1828Junius Daniel, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1833Vladislav Ivanovich Zaremba, composer
1838Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Bengali novelist (Anandamath)
1846Charles S Parnell, English/Irish Home Rule Party-Lower house member
1849Harriet Hubbard Ayers, beauty cream maufacturer & expert/columnist
1850Ivan Vazov, Bulgaria, poet/novelist/playwright (Under the Yoke)
1850Jacob Adolf Hagg, composer
1850Lafcadio Hearn, US, journalist/author (Chita)
1859Mildred J Hill, composer/musician (Happy Birthday To You)
1862May Irwin, US comedienne/singer (Hot Time in the Old Town)
1869Emma Goldman, anarchist/publisher (Mother Earth)
1872Paul Laurence Dunbar, Dayton Ohio, poet/novelist (Oak & Ivory)
1878Jean F Van Royen, Dutch bibliophile/secretary-general of PTT
1880Helen Keller, Ala, blind-deaf author/lecturer had more sense than many
1882Eduard Spranger, German psychologist/educator
1884Forrester Harvey, Ireland, actor (Tarzan, Chump at Oxford)
1884Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher (La psychanalyse du feu)
1885Arthur Harmat, composer
1886Charles Macartney, cricketer (Governor-General)
1889Alfred Courtens, Belgian sculptor
1889Moroni Olsen, Ogden UT, actor (Annie Oakley, Black Gold, Snow White)
1896Franciscus J Feron, vicaris-general of Roermond
1898Alexandra G "Alja" von Hoyer-Rachmanova, Russ/Aust author (Students)
1898Tibor Harsanyi, composer
1900Otto E Passman, (Rep-D-La, 1947-77)
1905Ruby Middleton Forsythe, teacher (50 years in 1 room school in SC)
1906Vernon P Watkins, Welsh poet (Ballad of Mari Lwyd)
1907John McIntire, Spokane WA, actor (Naked City, Wagon Train, Virginian)
1907Valerie Cossart, London, actress (Hartmans)
1908Hans de Jong, musician/conductor (De Damrakkertjes)
1908William Eric David Davis, broadcaster
1909Gianandrea Gavazzeni, composer
1910Karel Reiner, composer
1911Alfred Scott Witherbee Jr, US, 3 year old who drowned on Lusitania
1911Paul Eekman, Flemish RC politician (1964- )
1911V K Narayana Menon, composer
1912Audrey Christie, Chic Ill, actress (Dorothy-Fair Exchange)
1913Willie Mosconi, world champion pool player (1941-57)
1914Alexander Pola, [Abraham Polak], Dutch actor/writer (Farce Major)
1914Giorgio Almirante, Italy, fascist (member of parliament (1948-87))
1915Hendrik W van Leeuwen, musician
1916Arthur Walter Lucas, picture restorer
1916Hallvard Olav Johnsen, composer
1917K M Rangnekar, cricketer (batted in 3 Tests India v Australia 1947-48)
1917Ronald George Hayward, political manager
1918Adolph Kiefer, US, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1936)
1920I A L Diamond, screenwriter (1960 Acad Award-Apartment)
1921G M J Veldkamp, Dutch politician (CDA)
1922George Theophilus Walker, Washington DC, composer (Praise of Lillies)
1922Herbert Ziergiebel, writer
1923Paul F Conrad, Cedar Rapids Iowa, cartoonist (Pulitzer 1964, 71, 84)
1924Bob Appleyard, cricketer (superb England off-spinner, brief career)
1924Efua Theodore Sutherland, writer
1924Paul Conrad, comic strip cartoonist (LA Times)
1925Jerome "Doc" Pomus, rocker
1926Frank O'Hara, writer
1927Bob Keeshan, Lynbrook NY, aka Capt Kangaroo/Clarabelle (Good Morning)
1927Peter Bayliss, Thames England, actor (From Russia With Love)
1927Robert Casey, Rochester NY, actor (Henry-Aldrich Family Show)
1930H Ross Perot, Texas, billionaire/presidental candidate (1992)
1930Tamio Kono, Sacramento CA, weightlifting (Oly-gold-52, 56, 60)
1931Alojz Srebotnjak, composer
1931Charles Bronfman, CEO (Seagrams, Montreal Expos)
1931Ryszard Kwiatkowski, composer
1932Hugh Wood, composer
1932Joachim Wohlgemuth, writer
1934Anna Moffo, Wayne Penn, soprano (Adventurers) [or 1927/1932]
1935Eduard Pavlovich Kugno, Russia, cosmonaut
1935Frans Köhler, painter
1936John MD "Shali" Shalikashvili, Polish/US general (NATO)
1937Joseph P Allen IV, Crawfordsville Ind, PhD/astronaut (STS-5, STS 51A)
1938Bruce E Babbitt, (Gov-D-AL)/secretary of interior
1938Gordon Rorke, cricketer (Australian quickie, 4 Tests at end of 50's)
1938Shirley Ann Field, actress (Beat Girl, Kings of the Sun) [or Jul 27]
1939Neil Hawke, cricketer (Aust pace bowler & late-order bat in 60s)
1940Erik Erikson, anthropologist
1941James P[atrick] Hogan, UK, sci-fi author (Giants' Star)
1941Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland, director/actor (Underground Passage)
1942Frank Mills, pianist/composer/arranger (Music Box Dancer)
1942John Howard McGuire, composer
1944Bruce Johnston, rocker
1944Cornelis J "Kees" Ouwens, Dutch writer/poet (Intimate Acts)
1944Patrick Sercu, Belgium, 1K time trial (Olympic-gold-1964)
1945Catherine Lacoste, Paris France, golfer (US Women's Open 1967)
1945John Veltch, horse trainer
1945Norma Kamali, NYC, dress designer (Costumes for the Wiz)
1946Daria Semegen, composer
1946Janice Giteck, composer
1946Sally Priesand, 1st us woman rabbi
1947Francisca "Cisca" Beaudoux, actress (2 Under a Cap)
1948Angel Penna Jr, horse trainer
1950Benjamin Peterson, US, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1972)
1950Julia Duffy, Minneapolis Mn, actress (Stephanie-Newhart, Baby Talk)
1951Sidney M Gutierrez, Albuquerque NM, Mjr USAF/astronaut (STS 40, 59)
1951Ulf Andersson, Sweden, International Chess Grandmaster (1972)
1953Kent Bostick, Lowell Mass, pursuit cyclist (Olympics-84, 96)
1955Frank H G de Grave, Dutch MP (VVD)
1955Isabelle Adjani, Paris, actress (Story of Adele H, Driver, Ishtar)
1956Jeff Odintz, horse trainer
1957Jack Poels, Dutch rock vocalist/gitarist (Rowwen Hèze-In the Wei)
1958Jeffrey Lee Pierce, singer/songwriter (Gun Club)
1958Robert Newman, LA Calif, actor (Joshua Lewis-Guiding Light)
1959Lorrie Morgan, Nashville Tn, country singer (Out of Your Shoes)
1959Trisha Yearwood, Nashville Tenn, singer (She's in Love With the Boy)
19607th marquess of Cholmondeley, English large landowner/millionaire
1960Brian Dillinger, Brooklyn NY, actor (Brighton Beach Memoirs)
1960Jim Nussle, (Rep-R-Iowa)
1963Stephen Peterson, Detroit Mich, Conn, rower (Olympics-1996)
1964Chuck Person, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
1966Jason Patric, NYC, actor (Lost Boys, Solar Babies)
1966Jeff Conine, Tacoma Washington, outfielder (Florida Marlins)
1966Mercedes Paz, Tucum Argentina, tennis star (1990 Strasbourg)
1966Rob Harbison, Fallston MD, 3x40 rifle (Olympics-6th-1996)
1967Lester Archambeau, NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons)
1967Michelle Torres, Chicago IL, tennis star
1967Sylvie Fréchette, Montreal QUE, synchro swimmer (Oly-gold/silv-92, 96)
1968Jason Patric, actor (Speed 2 Cruise Control)
1969Mark Telerico, Cleveland Ohio, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 S Florida)
1970Petra Langrova, Prostejov Czech, tennis star (1995 Palermo doubles)
1970Ricardo Jordan, Delray Beach Fla, pitcher (Phila Phillies)
1971Brant Boyer, linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1971Jimmy Kemp, CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos)
1973Heath Irwin, guard (New England Patriots)
1973Jennifer Brundage, US softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96)
1973Wendell Davis, cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
1974Juran Bolden, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
1975Porter Collins, NYC, rower (Olympics-5th-1996)
1975Sarah Evanetz, Vancouver BC, 100m butterfly (Olympics-96)

Deaths for yesterday in history Events  Birthdays
0444Cyrillus van Alexandria, patriarch of Alexandria, dies
1137Guigo de Castro, [Venerabilis], 5th prior of Grande Chartreuse, dies
1296Floris V, count of Holland & Zeeland, dies
1458Alfonso V, King of Aragon/Sicily/Naples (Alfonso I), dies
1543Agnolo Firenzuola, [Giovannini], Ital monk (De golden ezel), dies
1638Lukaris Cyrillus, patriarch of Alexandria/Constantinople, dies
1641Michiel Jansz of Mierevelt, royal painter, dies at 74
1654Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg), dies at 67
1679Pablo Bruna, composer, dies at 68
1757Willem Gideon Deutz, Amsterdam regent/banker/merchant, dies at 59
1776Thomas Hickey, plan to hand George Washington to British, executed
1785Egbert de Free Temminck, Amsterdam regent, dies at 84
1814Johann Friedrich Reichardt, composer, dies at 61
1829James Smithson, dies, his will establishes Smithsonian Institute
1829Louis-Sebastien Lebrun, composer, dies at 64
1832Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisla, composer, dies at 72
1839Ranjit Singh, gov of Lahore, dies
1844Joseph Smith Jr, founder/leader (Mormon Church), lynched at 38
1844Hyrum Smith, founder/leader (Mormon Church), lynched in Carthage Ill
1848Denis-Auguste Affre, archbsp of Paris (1840-48), shot to death at 54
1848Zschokke, writer, dies
1859Jean C Baud, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1834-36), dies at 69
1862Chatham Roberdeau Wheat, Confederate major, dies in battle at about 35
1863Martin E Green, Confederate brig-general, shot dead at 38
1864Charles Garrison Harker, US Union-brig-general, dies in battle at 26
1876Christian G Ehrenberg, German zoologist (micro-organisms), dies at 81
1889Whitney Eugene Thayer, composer, dies at 50
1889Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano, dies
1912George Bonnor, cricketer (once ran three before he was caught), dies
1917Gustav von Schmolle, German economist (Historical School), dies at 79
1918Joséphin Péladan, French writer/CEO (French Red Cross), dies
1934Max Pallenberg, Austria actor (Brave Suender), dies in air crash at 56
1944Werner Wehrli, composer, dies at 52
1948George Templeton Strong, composer, dies at 92
1950Milada Hor kov , Czech advocate/anti fascist, hanged
1954Francis L Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 83
1957Malcolm Lowry, English writer (Ultramarine), dies at 48
1958Robert Greig, actor (Devil Doll, Indian Love Call), dies at 78
1960Harry Pollitt, England, Britsh communist chairman (1956-60)
1961Paul (II) Guilfoyle, actor (Apache, Final Anaylsis), dies at 58
1964Daniel Lazarus, composer, dies at 65
1965Anthony Veiller, writer, dies at 62
1966Arthur D Waley, [Schloss], British sinology/poet (Monkey), dies
1968Norman Norton, cricketer (dismissed Hobbs in only Test for S Af), dies
1969Richard Vance Maxfield, composer, dies at 42
1971Kenneth Washington, actor (Sgt Baker-Hogan's Heroes), dies at 53
1973Earl Browder, leader US Communist Party (1930-45), dies at 82
1973Ernest Truex, actor (Pop-Pete & Gladys, Mr Peepers), dies at 73
1975Robert Stolz, Austrian composer (Frhling im Prater), dies at 94
1980Steve Peregrin Took, percussionist (T-Rex), dies at 31
1982Jack Mullaney, actor (My Living Doll, It's About Time), dies at 49
1983Don Ida, balloonists, dies during a race
1983Maxie Anderson, balloonists, dies during a race
1986Edna Mae Cooper, actress (Folly of Vanity, Grounds for Divorce), dies
1986Don Rogers, of Cleveland Browns, dies of cocaine poisoning
1987Jackie Gleason, comedian (Ralph Kramden-Honeymooners), dies at 71
1988Leonie Fuller Adams, US poetess (High Falcon), dies at 88
1989Alfred J Ayer, English philosopher (Logical Positivism), dies
1989Jack Beutel, actor (The Outlaw), dies
1991Klas Bruinsma, leader criminal organization, murdered
1991Willem J [Molly] Geertsema, liberal/foreign minister), dies
1992Stefanie Ann Sargent, guitarist (7 Year Bitch), dies of overdose at 24
1992Sandy Amoros, Bkln Dodger, dies at 62 of pneumonia
1992Allen James, vocalist/actor (Show Boat), dies of lung cancer at 84
1993Wolfgang Grams, German RAF-terrorist, shot to death at 40
1994Jeremy Brooks, writer, dies at 67
1995Lionel Edmund "Sonny" Taylor, musician, dies at 70
1995Madeleine Gillian Jinkinson, medical administrator, dies at 59
1995Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 61
1996Cubby Alberto Romolo Broccoli, movie producer, dies at 87
1996Roy James Alfred Kaulback, soldier, dies at 85

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