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0625 Boniface V ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1131 Crowning of Louis VII the Young, King of France
1147 Battle at Doryleum: Arabs beat Koenraad III's crusaders
1147 King Afonso I of Portugal occupiers Lisbon
1241 Goffredo Castiglioni elected as Pope Coelestinus IV (-Nov 10 1241)
1415 Battle of Agincourt, Welsh longbow defeat armored knight
1415 John IV van Bourgondy becomes duke of Brabant/Limburg
1492 Christopher Columbus & ship Santa Maria land in Dominican Republic
1492 Columbus' fleet sites "Zandislands" (Ragged Island Range, Bahamas)
1492 Columbus' ship Santa María lands at Dominican Republic
1521 Emperor Charles V bans wooden buildings in Amsterdam
1555 Emperor Karel puts son Philip II in charge of Netherlands/Naples/Milan
1577 Pope Gregory XIII asks renewal of ecclesiastical hymns
1596 Spanish fleet sails from Lisbon to Ireland
1616 VOC-ship "The Eendracht" discovers Dirk-Hartogeiland, Australia
1621 Gov Bradford of US colony Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day
1666 Brandenburg/Brunswick/Denmark/Neth form anti-French Quadruple Alliance
1671 Giovanni Cassini discovers Iapetus, satellite of Saturn
1760 George III ascends British throne
1764 John Adams marries Abigail Smith (marriage lasts 54 years)
1812 US frigate United States captures British vessel Macedonian
1825 Erie Canal opens, linking Great Lakes & Atlantic Ocean
1854 Charge of Light Brigade (Battle of Balaklava, Crimean War), 409 die
1854 Prince Menshikov of Krim occupies British base at Balaclava
1859 Merchant vessel Royal Charter runs aground at Liverpool, 459 die
1861 Battle of Wilson's Creek, MI (Springfield)
1861 Telegraph message sent from St Louis to SF
1864 Battle of Marais Des Cygnes River, Kansas (Mine Creek)
1864 Skirmish at Mine Creek, KS & Turkeytown, AL
1870 Pimlico Race Course opens in Baltimore
1870 Postcards 1st used in US
1875 Peter Tsjaikofsky's "1st Pianoconcert up. 23" premieres in Boston
1881 Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday & Clanton engage in "Shootout at OK Corral"
1884 1st World Series OK by AA, Providence (NL) sweeps NY Mets (AA) in 3
1885 John Brahms' 4th Symphony in E, premieres
1891 1st International 6 day bike race (NY MSG) ends
1893 Battle of Shangani, Matabeleland: Dr Jameson beats Ndebeles
1900 England annexes Transvaal
1902 Maksin Gorki's "Na dne," premieres in Moscow
1902 Santa Maria Guatemala hit by Earthquake; about 6,000 die
1903 Senate begins investigating Teapot Dome scandals of Harding admin
1906 US inventor Lee de Forest patents "Audion," a 3-diode amplification valve which proved a pioneering development in radio & broadcasting
1907 Frederik of Oaths disbands mental home colony Walden
1915 Atty James L Curtis named minister of Liberia
1917 In Russia, Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin seizes power
1917 Pan-Russian Congress opens in Petrograd
1918 Canadian steamship "Princess Sophia" hit a reef off Alaska, 398 die
1923 Senate committee publishes 1st report on Teapot Dome scandal
1924 "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip 1st published
1925 Lester Patrick takes over NY Rangers
1925 Rightist German ministers disavows Treaty of Locarno
1926 Lester Patrick becomes 1st coach & gm of NY Rangers
1929 Former Interior Sec Albert Fall convicted of accepting $100,000 bribe
1930 1st football game in Atlantic City Convention Center
1930 1st scheduled transcontinental air service began
1932 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Company consultant
1932 Mussolini promises to remain dictator for 30 years
1935 Hurricane-produced floods kill 2,000 in Jeremie & Jacmel Haiti
1937 Belgian govt of Zealand falls due to black money
1937 Casey Stengel signs to manage Boston Bees
1938 Japanese troops occupies Hankou & Wuhan
1939 George Kaufman/Moss Hart's "Man Who Came to Dinner," premieres in NYC
1939 Nylon stockings go on sale in US for 1st time
1939 William Saroyan's "Time of Your Life," premieres in NYC
1940 Benjamin O Davis Dr became 1st Black general in US Army
1940 Col Bo Davis attains rank of Brigadier General
1940 Duke, Latouche & Felter's musical premieres in NYC
1940 US Army Gen Benjamin Davis becomes 1st black general
1941 16,000 Jews massacred in Odessa Ukraine
1941 Germany attacks Moscow
1941 Winston Churchill routes "Forces South" to SE Asia
1942 3rd day of battle at El Alamein: British offensive
1942 Battle of Henderson Field Guadalcanal begins
1942 Fieldmarshal Rommel back in North-Africa
1943 Burma railroad completed & opens
1944 Battle at Cape Enga¤o: 4 Japanese ships sink
1944 Battle at Samar-island
1944 Battle in Straits of Surigao: Japanese fleet destroyed
1944 Gas output stopped in Amsterdam
1945 Japanese surrender Taiwan to Gen Chiang Kai-shek
1946 1st trial against nazi war criminals (Neurenberg)
1947 "Under the Counter" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 27 perfs
1947 Bradman scores 156 for SA v the Indians, 152 mins, 22 fours
1947 Sam Breadon sells Cards to Robert Hannegan & Fred Saigh for $4M
1948 Special Council of Annulment convicts F Weinreb for collaboration
1950 Dutch NSB leader C van Gelderen sentenced to life
1950 Jean Anouilh's "La Repetition, ou L'Amour Pani," premieres in Paris
1950 Sukarno appointed president of Republic Indonesia
1951 Peace talks aimed at ending Korean War resumed in Panmunjom
1952 1st Dutch edition of youth magazine "Donald Duck"
1952 French president inaugurates Donzère-Mondragonstuw Dam
1952 Nazar Mohammad scores Pakistan's 1st Test century 124* v India
1953 Cleveland Browns' QB Otto Graham sets club record with 4 fumbles
1953 Coal mine in Seraing Belgium explodes, 26 die
1953 Dmitri Sjostakovitch completes his 10th Symphony
1953 KIEM TV channel 3 in Eureka, CA (NBC/CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 Austria resumed its sovereignty after departure of last Allied occupation forces, for 1st time since German occupation of 1938
1955 Branch Rickey steps down as GM of the Pirates
1955 Tappan sells 1st microwave oven
1956 White Sox manager Marty Marion resigns. AL Lopez replaces him
1957 Russian minister of Defense Zjoekov deposed
1960 1st electronic wrist watch placed on sale, NYC
1960 Cuba nationalizes all remaining US businesses
1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 110th member of UN admitted (Uganda)
1962 1st Belgian nuclear reactor begins operation
1962 American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize in literature
1962 Stevenson demands USSR amb Zorin answer regarding Cuban missle bases saying "I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over"
1963 Anti-Kennedy "WANTED FOR TREASON" pamphlets scattered in Dallas
1963 Beatles begin their 1st full foreign tour in Sweden
1964 Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner
1964 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Ladies' Golf Open
1964 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1964 Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in wrong direction for a safety
1965 Rolling Stones release "Get Off of My Cloud"
1966 6 youths sentenced in "Johnson murderer!" in Amsterdam
1968 Chicago recognizes Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable as its 1st settler
1968 Longest Oly field hockey game, Hol beats Spain 1-0 in 2h25m (6 OT)
1968 Yoko Ono announces she is having John Lennon's baby
1970 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Women's Golf Charities Open
1971 Belgium & China PR establish diplomatic relations
1971 General Meeting of UN agrees to admit China PR
1971 Roy Disney dedicates Walt Disney World
1971 UN votes to expel Chinese Nationalist-ruled Taiwan & admit Red China
1972 Eddy Merckx (Belgium) covers 30 miles, 1,258 yards in 1 hr
1972 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Kenneth J Arrow & John R Hicks
1973 Chris Wills wins 1st National hang-gliding championship
1973 Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to Rangers for Bill Madlock & Vic Harris
1973 SF Giants trade Willie McCovey to SD Padres for pitcher Mike Caldwell
1974 Air Force fires 1st ICBM
1974 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 15th String Quartet premieres in Leningrad
1974 Wings release "Junior's Farm"
1975 Denv Nuggets 1st game at McNichols Sports Arena beat St Louis Spirits
1975 USSR's Venera 10 makes day-side Venus landing
1976 5th Enterprise, approach & lands test (ALT) flight
1976 Gov Wallace grants full pardon to Clarence Norris, last known survivor of 9 Scottsboro Boys who were convicted in 1931 rape
1978 Israeli Govt approves "in principle," a draft compromise peace
1978 Padres Gaylord Perry is 1st to win Cy Young in both leagues (NL)
1979 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1980 Mike Weaver KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
1980 Barbra Streisand's "Guilty," album goes #1 for 3 weeks & her single "Woman In Love," goes #1 for 3 weeks
1981 11th NYC Women's Marathon won by Allison Roe in 2:25:29
1981 12th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:08:13
1981 200,000 demonstrate in Brussel against cruise missile
1981 Allison Roe (2:25:29) & Alberto Salazar (2:08:13) win NYC marathon
1981 George Steinbrenner scuffles with 2 fans in a hotel elevator
1982 David Hookes scores Cricket century in 34 balls 43 mins, SA v Victoria
1983 US invades Grenada, a country 1/2,000 its population (US Wins!)
1984 "Give My Regards to Broad Street" premieres (Gotham Theater-NYC)
1984 Hepatitis virus is discovered
1984 King Boudouin opens Museum for Modern Art in Brussels
1984 Rangers beat Devils 11-2
1984 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1984 West German Chancellor Rainer Barzel resigns due to corruption
1985 Angels announce that they will not offer Rod Carew a new contract
1985 Kosmos 1700 communications satellite placed in geostationary orbit
1986 International Red Cross ousted from South Africa
1986 Michael Sergio Parachutes into Shea Stadium during game 6 of WS
1986 Trailing 5-3 with 2 out & no one on in bottom of 10th, NY rallies to win Game 6 of the World Series, 6-5, Bill Buckner misplays a ball
1987 Minnesota Twins win their 1st World Series championship beating St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 84th World Series
1988 ABC News reports on potbellied pygmy porkers' popularity as pets
1988 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1990 Evander Holyfield KOs Buster Douglas in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
1990 NY Daily News goes on strike (lasts through March, 1991)
1991 Aaqib Javed takes 7-37 in 10 overs v India in cric 1-dayer at Sharjah
1992 "Dancing at Lughnasa" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 421 perfs
1992 "Jake's Women" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 245 performances
1992 Rene Lachemann hired as Fla Marlins 1st manager
1993 Airbus A310 of Air Nigeria hijacked, 1 dead
1993 Canada Liberal Party/Bloc Québécois wins parliamentary election
1993 Daryll Cullinan hits 337* for Transvaal, SAf 1st-class cricket record
1994 Susan Smith claims her 2 kids were carjack (she actually killed them)
1995 "Victor/Victoria," opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 738 performances
1996 Frank, brother of Yank manager Joe Torre, receives a heart transplant

Famous birthdays for this day Events  Deaths

1360Louis, founder of house of Anjou
1510René/Renata de France, duchess of Ferara/daughter of Louis XII
1528Seerp Galama, Dutch nobleman/soldier/politician
1576Thomas Weelkes, composer
1692Elisabeth Farnese, princess of Parma/queen of Spain
1709Georg Gebel, composer
1709John Wagenaar, Amsterdam merchant/historian, baptised
1716Petronio Maria Pio Sgabazzi, composer
1721Pierre Talon, composer
1735James Beattie, Scotland, poet/philosopher (Essay on Truth)
1759Baron Grenville, (Whig) British PM (1806-07)
1767Willem F Röell, Dutch Internal minister
1772Corneille Vander Planken, composer
1800Thomas Babington Macaulay, England, poet/historian (Ivry, Naaseby)
1803Maria van Ackere-Doolaeghe, Flemish poetess (Daisies)
1806Max Stirner, [Johann C Schmidt], German philosopher (Der Einzige)
1811variste Galois, French revolutionary/mathematician (Theory of G)
1814Louis CPR van Orléans, French duke of Nemours
1815Ernesto Camillo Sivori, composer
1815Philipp Fahrbach, composer
1818Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian/author (V Lesach) [NS=Nov 6]
1819Zachariah Cantey Deas, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1882
1825Johann Baptist Strauss, (the younger), Austria, composer (Waltz King)
1838Georges Alexandre-Cesar-Leopold Bizet, France, composer (Carmen)
1843Gleb Uspensky, Russia, author (Power of the Soil)
1859Stephanie H [Lapidoth-]Swarth, Dutch author (Lonely Flowers)
1864Alexander Tikhonovich Gretsjaninow, Russ/US composer (Snow White)
1866Georg Alfred Schumann, composer
1869August Otto Halm, composer
1869John Heisman, pioneering football coach/trophy namesake
1877Henry Norris Russell, astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram)
1878Nico van Suchtelen, Dutch publisher
1879Jean Rogister, composer
1879Mayhew Lake, composer
1881Pablo Picasso, Malaga Spain, artist (3 Dancers, Guernica)
1882Heinrich Max Ludwig, composer
1884Eduardo Barrios, Chile, novelist (The Love-Crazed Boy)
1887Willem CN Andriessen, Dutch composer/pianist (Beethoven)
1888François Pauwels, Dutch writer/attorney
1888Richard E Byrd, Virginia, admiral/polar explorer (1926)
1889Abel Gance, French film pioneer/actor (Napoléon, J'accuse)
1895Levi Eshkol, [Sjkolnik], Israeli PM (MWP) (1963-69)
1898Sidney van den Bergh, Dutch businessman/politician
1902Henry Commager, Pittsburgh, Steele historian
1902Henry Steele Commager, Pitts Pa, historian (Atlas of Civil War)
1909Philleo Nash, US Bureau of Indian Affairs (1961-67)
1909Whit Bissel, NYC, actor (Time Machine, General Kirk-Time Tunnel)
1912Jack Kent Cooke, NFL team owner (Washington Redskins)
1912Minnie Pearl, [Sarah Ophelia Colley], Tenn, (Grand Old Opry, Hee-Haw)
1913Horace Grant Fletcher, composer
1914John Berryman, American poet (Friends & Associates)
1914John Reed King, Atlantic City NJ, TV host (Why?, Let's See)
1921Brian Malzard Foss, psychologist
1921Michael I, King of Romania (1927-30, 40-47)
1923Bobby Thomson, HR hitter (Giants win the pennant)
1924Billy Barty, Millsboro Pa, 3'9" actor (Under the Rainbow, Foul Play)
1925Yakov Rylskly, USSR, sabre team (Olympic-bronze-1956)
1926Biff McGuire, New Haven Ct, actor (Serpico, Heart is Lonely Hunter)
1926Galina Vishnevskaya, Leningrad, soprano (Madama Butterfly)
1927Barbara Cook, Atlanta Ga, stage singer/actress (Music Man)
1927Franklin "Bud" Held, javelin world champ (1949, 51, 53-55)
1927Hedley Keith, cricketer (solid left-handed for S Africa in the 1950's)
1928Anthony Franciosa, [Papaleo], NYC, actor (Jeff-Name of the Game)
1928Jeanne Cooper, Minneapolis, actress (Kay-Young & Restless)
1928Marion Ross, Albert Lea Mn, actress (Marion-Happy Days, Bkln Bridge)
1929Peter Loader, cricketer (England quick in 13 Tests 1954-59, later WA)
1929Peter Rhmkorf, writer
1929Roger John Tayler, astrophysicist
1931Annie Giradot, Paris France, actress (Gypsy, Jacko & Lise)
1932Lev Nikolayevich Smirenny, cosmonaut
1933Larry J Hopkins, (Rep-R-KY, 1979- )
1933Ron Archer, cricketer (Aussie all-rounder mid-50's)
1933Roy Swetman, cricketer (England wicket-keeper late 50's)
1935Russell Luis Schweickart, Neptune NJ, astronaut (Apollo 9)
1935Zdenek Pololanik, composer
1936Alan Smith, cricket wicket-keeper (England1962-63 Aust-NZ tour)
1938Robert Webster, Berkeley Cal, diver (Oly-gold-1960, 64)
1940Bobby Knight, college basketball coach (Indiana, Olympic-gold-1984)
1941Anne Tyler, American writer (Accidental Tourist)
1941Bobby Keetch, soccer player/entrepreneur
1941Helen Reddy, Melbourne Australia, rock vocalist (I Am Woman)
1943Roy Lynes, England, rock organist (Status Quo)
1943Selly Fernandes, Curaçao poetess (Winking with Selly)
1944Ian Anderson, English rock singer (Yes-Owner of a Lonely Heart)
1944Kathy "Taffy" Danoff, Wash DC, vocalist (Starland Vocal Band)
1945David Norman Schramm, physicist
1946Peter Lieberson, composer
1947Glenn Tipton, rock guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law)
1947John Hall, rocker
1948Dan Gable, Waterloo Iowa, 68kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-gold-72)
1948Dan Issel, NBA coach/player (27,482 points, Denver Nuggets)
1948Dave Cowens, NBA forward (Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks)
1948Rob Halford, Engl metal singer (Judas Priest-Sin After Sin) [or 8/25]
1949Brian Kerwin, Chicago Ill, actor (Chisholms, King Kong Lives, Lobo)
1949Walter Hyatt, Musician
1950John Matuszak, Milwaukee Wisc, NFLer (Raiders)/actor (Hollywood Beat)
1951Ransom Wilson, Tuscaloosa Alabama, flutist (Soliste NY)
1953Mark Will McNulty, Bindwa Zimbabwe, PGA golfer (1982 Danny Thomas-4th)
1953Muffin Spencer-Devlin, Piqua OH, LPGA golfer (1985 MasterCard Pro-Am)
1954Mike Eruzione, Winthrop Mass, jockey player (Olympics-gold-1980)
1955Danny Darwin, Bonham Texas, pitcher (Pitts Pirates)
1956Matthias Jabs, rock guitarist (Scorpions-Wind of Change)
1957Robbie Macintosh, rock guitarist/vocalist (Pretenders)
1958Dipak Patel, cricketer (in Kenya New Zealand off-spin all-rounder)
1958Kornelia Ender, Halle GDR, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold-1972, 76)
1958Mark Miller, Dayton Ohio, actor (Search for Grace, Love Field)
1960Kelli McMullen-Temple, Columbus OH, Canadian equestrian (Olympics-96)
1960Scott Anthony Haneline, Indianapolis, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1960Tom Eplin, Hayward Calif, actor (Jake McKinnon-Another World)
1963Tracy Nelson, Calif, actress (Glitter, Square Pegs, Father Dowling)
1964Barb Broen-Ouellette, Edmonton Alberta, volleyballer (Olympics-96)
1964Johan de Kock, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
1964Melinda McGraw, Nicosa Cyprus, actress (Macenzie-Pursuit Of Happiness)
1964Michael Boatman, Colo Springs Colo, actor (Carter-Spin City)
1964Nick Thorp, rocker
1964Pat Swilling, NFL defensive end/linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
1965Derrick Rostagno, LA Calif, tennis star
1965Leigh Ann Mills, Melbourne FL, LPGA golfer (1985 Mazda Champions)
1965Nick Thorpe, rocker (Curiosity Killed the Cat-Keep Your Distance)
1965Steve Decker, Rock Island IL, catcher (SF Giants)
1965Warren Ayres, cricketer (Victorian right-handed batsman since 1987-88)
1966Wendel Clark, Kelvington, NHL left wing (Toronto, NY Islanders)
1967Anthony Johnson, NFL fullback (Chic Bears, Carolina Panthers)
1967Kelly Chase, Porcupine Plain Ca, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)
1967Mazhar Hussein, cricketer (UAE batsman World Cup 1996)
1968Corey Miller, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
1968Lisa Trusel, Cal, actress (Lizette-Father Murphy, Days of our Lives)
1969Corey Harris, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins)
1969Eric Guliford, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers, NO Saints)
1969Josef Beranek, Litvinov Cze, NHL center (Vancouver Canucks, Oly-G-98)
1969Larry Thomas, Miami FL, pitcher (Chic White Sox)
1969Mike Pritchard, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos)
1970Audra Wilks, Miss USA-Virginia (1997, Miss Photogenic)
1970Kelvin Ingram, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks)
1971Jeffrey Prommayon, soccer player (PSV)
1971Laura Chapot, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-96)
1971Lee Gissendaner, NFL/WLAF receiver (Minn Vikings, Scottish Claymores)
1971Midori, violinist
1971Stephanie Martin-Cobb, LPGA golfer
1972Leland Taylor, defensive tackle (Baltimore Ravens)
1973Joe Angel Acosta Jr, SD CA, PGA golfer (1995 Greater Milwaukee-3rd)
1973Steve White, defensive end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1974Chris Murray, Port Hardy, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens)
1974Frank Middleton, guard (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1974Joanne Black, Miss Universe-Ireland (1996)
1978Riley Mants, Winnipeg Manitoba, 200m breaststroker (Olympics-96)
1980Ilana Goldfogel, Denver Colo, pairs skater (& Erik Schulz)
1985Maximillian Roeg, actor (Aria)
1989Seth Mumy, actor (3 Wishes)

Famous deaths for this day Events  Birthdays

0304 Marcellinus, bishop of Rome, dies
0625 Boniface V, Italian Pope (619-25), dies
1047 Magnus I Godhi, king of Norway/Denmark (1035-47), dies
1154 Stefanus van Blois, king of England (1135-54), dies
1400 Geofrey Chaucer, author (Canterbury Tales), dies in London
1415 Anton van Bourgondië, French son of Philip the Stout/duke, dies at 31
1415 Eduard, duke of York, dies at 45
1415 Philip of Nevers, French earl, dies in battle
1415 Robert of Bar, French knight, dies in battle
1495 John II, the Perfect/Consummate, King of Portugal (1481-95), dies
1510 Il Giorgione, [Giorgio del Castelfranco], Italian painter, dies at 32
1604 Claude de la Tremoille, French duke of Thouars/huguenot, dies
1676 Justus G Schottel [Schottelius], German linguistic/poet, dies at 64
1760 George II (August), king of Great-Britain (1727-60), dies at 76
1833 Abbas Mirza, Persian governor/heir to the throne, dies at 44
1845 Carel H Verhuell, Dutch/French vice-admiral, dies at 81
1855 Willem F earl van Bylandt, military, dies at 84
1861 Friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer, dies at 82
1876 Ida von Dringsfeld, German writer (Schelde bis zur Mas), dies at 60
1878 Ludwig Wilhelm Maurer, composer, dies at 89
1892 Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison, 1st lady (1889-1892), dies at 60
1895 Charles Halle, British pianist, dies
1902 Frank Norris, writer, dies at 32
1902 [B] Frank[lin] Norris, US writer (Pit), dies at 32
1904 Teresa Milanollo, composer, dies at 77
1906 Albert Réville, French theologist (Jésus of Nazareth), dies at 79
1907 Edmund Hart Turpin, composer, dies at 72
1920 Alexander, king of Greece (1917-20), dies after ape bite at 27
1926 Frederick Jr Zech, composer, dies at 68
1929 James Lillywhite Jr, cricketer (two Tests for England 1877), dies
1933 Lillian Hall-Davies actress (Farmer's Wife, Ring), dies at 36
1936 Jaime de Magalhes Lima, Portuguese author/poet, dies at 76
1939 Cornelis JK van Aalst, president Dutch Business Society, dies at 73
1941 Robert Délaunay, French painter, dies at 56
1942 Ted Arnold, cricketer (160 runs & 31 wkts in 10 Tests for Eng), dies
1943 H van Zanten, guerrilla leader on North Sumatra, executed
1944 Fake Krist, nazi collaborator, killed
1952 Sergei Bortkiewicz, composer, dies at 75
1954 Marika Stiernstedt, Swedish author (Fröken Liwin), dies at 78
1956 Risto Ryti, Finnish minister/premier/president, dies at 67
1957 Henry C van de Velde, Flemish painter/architect, dies at 94
1957 Lord Dunsany, [Edward J M D Plunkett], author (Jorkens), dies at 79
1957 Maria "Mary" Beekman, actress (Modern Landhaaien), dies at 73
1957 Umberto "Albert" Anastasia, US gangster (Murder Inc), dies at 55
1959 Bob Murphy, TV host (RFD America), dies at 42
1960 Jose Padilla, composer, dies at 71
1961 Peter Jensen, co-inventer (loud speaker), dies at 75
1963 Abu-Bakr Khairat, composer, dies at 53
1964 Belle Montrose, actress (Mrs Harrison-Hathaways), dies at 78
1968 Jean Schlumberger, French writer (Passions), dies
1969 Rudolf Forster, actor (Threepenny Opera, Tonio Kroeger), dies at 84
1971 Albertus W "Albert" van Dalsum, actor/director (King Lear), dies at 82
1972 Norman Norell [Levinson], US fashion designer, dies at 72
1973 Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian marathoner (Oly-gold 1960, 64), dies at 46
1973 G Paul H Schuitema, graphically designer/photographer, dies
1975 Frank Puglia actor (Black Orchid, Jungle Book), dies at 83
1976 Raymond Queneau, [M Presle], French writer (Last Days), dies at 73
1981 Ariel Durant, US author (Story of Civilization), dies at 83
1983 Hermann Ambrosius, composer, dies at 86
1984 Pascale Ogier, actress (Ghost Dance), dies of heart attack at 24
1985 Elsa Moranet, writer, dies at 67
1985 Morton Downey, singer (Star of the Family), dies at 83
1986 Forrest Tucker, actor (O'Rourke-F Troop, Dusty Trail), dies at 67
1987 Cecil Brown, news correspondent (CBS), dies at 80
1988 Bill Cody, actor (Blazing Justice, Ghost City), dies at 75
1989 Gerard Walschap, Flemish writer (Men of Goods), dies
1989 Mary McCarthy, author (Group), dies, at 77
1991 Bill Graham, rock concert promoter (Filmore, Dylan), dies at 60
1991 Khigh Dhiegh, actor (Forbidden Nights), dies of heat failure at 75
1992 Adelino Da Palma Carlos, PM of Portugal (1974), dies
1992 Roger Miller, country singer (King of the Road), dies at 56
1993 Francisco Velis, El Salvador guerilla leader (FMLN), murdered
1993 Mary C Lawton, jurist (CIA's Agency Seal Medallion), dies at 58
1993 Philip P Cohen, Doctor (Nobel), dies at 85
1993 Vincent Price, actor (Raven, Fly), dies of lung cancer at 82
1993 Vladimir Yevgenyevich Preobrazhensky, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 54
1994 Anthony David Machell Cox, medievalist, dies at 81
1994 Mildred Natwick, US actress (Barefoot in Park), dies at 89
1995 Bobby Riggs, tennis star, dies of prostate cancer at 77
1995 David Healy, actor (Supergirl, Doomsday Gun, Patton), dies at 64
1995 Kenneth Kweku Sinaman Dadzie, diplomat, dies at 65
1995 Robert Grieve, civil Servant, dies at 84
1995 Robert Lorimer Riggs, tennis Player, dies at 77
1995 Viveca Lindfors, actress (Stargate, Luba, Misplaced), dies at 74
1996 Eugene Polyakov, dancer, dies at 95

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