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Events for today in history Birthdays  Deaths
1535 Bloemkamp Abbey (Oldeklooster) attacked & destroyed
1556 Karel V's son Philip II crowned king of Spain
1556 Origin of Fasli Era (India)
1738 English parliament declares war on Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)
1774 Britain passes Coercive Act against Massachusetts
1794 Louvre opens to the public (although officially opened since August)
1796 Bethel African Methodist Church of Phila is 1st US-African church
1797 Nathaniel Briggs of NH patents a washing machine
1799 NY State abolished slavery
1804 Ohio passed law restricting movement of Blacks, 1804
1834 Senate censure Pres Jackson for taking fed deposits from Bank of US
1837 Felix Mendelssohn marries Cécile Jeanrenaud
1844 José Zorilla's "Don Juan Tenorio," premieres in Madrid
1845 Mexico drops diplomatic relations with US
1849 Dutch princess Marianne & Prince Albert of Prussia separate
1854 During the Crimean War, Britain & France declare war on Russia
1859 1st performance of John Brahms' 1st Serenade for orchestra
1862 Skirmish at Bealeton Station, Virginia
1866 1st ambulance goes into service
1871 SF Art Assn holds open reception at 430 Pine
1881 Greatest Show On Earth was formed by PT Barnum & James A Bailey
1885 US Salvation Army officially organized
1891 1st world weightlifting championship held
1896 The opera "Andrea Chenier" is produced (Milan)
1902 27.9 cm precipitation at McMinnville, Tennessee (state record)
1905 Paramaribo-Dam railway opens in Suriname, never used
1910 1st seaplane, takes off from water at Martinques France (Henri Fabre)
1917 Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv & Jaffa by Turkish authorities
1917 Puccini's "La Rondine," premieres in Monte Carlo
1920 Actor Douglas Fairbanks marries actress Mary Pickford
1920 Thomas Masaryk elected president of Czechoslovakia
1922 1st microfilm device introduced
1922 Stanley Cup: Toronto St Pats (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2
1924 WGN-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions
1927 Majestic Theater opens at 245 W 44th St NYC
1929 Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador
1930 1st performance of Walter Piston's Suite for orchestra (Boston)
1930 Constantinople & Angora changes names to Istanbul & Ankara
1933 German Reichstag confers dictatorial powers on Hitler
1935 Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket
1939 Dutch hunter shoots English bombers down
1939 Philip Barry's "Philadelphia Story," premieres in NYC
1939 Renaissance Big 5 win 1st pro basketball championship
1939 Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to Francisco Franco
1941 Sea battle at Cape Matapan: Brit fleet under Cunningham defeats Italy
1942 -29] 234 RAF bombers attack Lbeck
1942 4th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Dartmouth 53-38
1942 British naval forces raid Nazi occupied French port of St Nazaire
1942 Raid on lock/dock St Nazaire
1944 6th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Utah defeats Dartmouth 42-40
1944 Astrid Lindgren sprains ankle & begins writing Pippi Longstocking
1944 NBA rookie of the year in 1966, Rick Barry
1945 Last German V-2 (buzz bomb) attack on London
1948 2nd Tony Awards: Mister Roberts win
1950 12th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: CCNY beats Bradley 71-68 NYC college becomes 1st to win NCAA & Natl Inv Basketball in same year
1952 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
1952 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
1953 "New Faces (of 1952)" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 365 perfs
1953 "Stock exchanges open, dikes closed" raises Ÿ5,200,000
1953 7th Tony Awards: Crucible & Wonderful Town win
1953 KCAU TV channel 9 in Sioux City, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
1953 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
1954 8th Tony Awards: Teahouse of the August Moon & Kismet win
1954 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open
1954 WKAQ TV channel 2 in San Juan, PR (TM) begins broadcasting
1955 NZ cricket all out for 26 v England at Eden Park
1957 1st National Curling Championship held
1959 11 days after Tibet uprising, China dissolves Tibet's govt & installs Panchen Lama
1960 Pope John raises the 1st Japanese, 1st African & 1st Filipino cardinal
1960 Scotch factory explodes burying 20 fire fighters (Glasgow Scotland)
1962 Devastating 8 for 6 spell by Gibbs gives WI cricket victory over India
1962 Military coup in Syria, President Nazim al-Kudsi flees
1963 AFL's NY Titan's become the NY Jets
1964 1st pirate radio station near England (Radio Caroline)
1964 9.2 earthquake shakes Prince William Sound, Alaska
1965 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA All State Ladies' Golf Invitational
1967 "Sherry!" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 65 performances
1967 UN Sect General U Thant makes public proposals for peace in Vietnam
1969 Pope Paul VI names JGM Willebrands cardinal
1970 1,086 die when 7.4 quake destroys 254 villages (Gediz Turkey)
1971 25th Tony Awards: Sleuth & Company win
1972 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1972 Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game
1974 Rock group Raspberries breakup
1975 Wash Caps win 1st game on road after 37 straight road loses also
1977 39th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Marquette beats NC 67-59
1977 49th Academy Awards - "Rocky," Peter Finch & Faye Dunaway win
1977 Morarji Desai forms govt in India
1979 British government of Callaghan falls
1979 Lazarus & Vosburgh's "Day in Hollywood & night in Ukraine," premieres
1979 Major nuclear accident at 3 Mile Island, Middletown, Pa (no deaths)
1981 Christa Rothenburger skates ladies world record 500 m 40.18 sec)
1981 France performs nuclear test
1981 Gabi Schönbrunn skates ladies world record 3 km (4:21.70)
1981 Viv Richards scores century in the 1st Test at his home Antigua
1981 Yevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500m (36.91 secs)
1982 12th Easter Seal Telethon raises $19,500,000
1982 1st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: LA Tech beats Cheney 76-62
1982 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1982 JN Duartes christian-democrats win elections in El Salvador
1985 International Cometary Explorer measures solar wind ahead of Halley
1985 Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues," premieres in NYC
1985 STS 51-D vehicle moves to launch pad
1986 Extremist Sikhs kill 13 hindus in Ludhiana India
1986 John N McMahon, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1987 Stacking of Discovery's SRBs gets underway
1989 New Zealand wins America's Cup over Stars & Stripes, in a NY court
1990 Bengal beat Delhi in rained-out cricket Ranji Trophy final on quotient
1990 Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 pts in a game
1990 President Bush awards Jesse Owen the Congressional Gold Medal
1991 Mike Tyson admits paternity to Kimberly Scarborough's son
1992 6th American Comedy Award: Cathy Ladman, Judy Watkins, Billy Crystal
1992 Ann Transon runs female world record 50k (3:35:31)
1992 PBA National Championship Won by Eric Forkel
1993 13th Golden Raspberry Awards: Shining Through wins
1993 22nd Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Helen Alfredsson
1993 Conservatives win French parliamentary election
1993 Type II supernova detected in M81 (NGC 3031)
1994 Armed Zulus demonstrate in Johannesburg, over 53 killed
1994 Italy's right-wing alliance under Silvio Berlusconi wins election
1995 Julia Roberts & Lyle Lovette split-up
1995 Queensland beat S Aust to win 1st ever cricket Sheffield Shield
1995 World's largest bank-Japan's Mitsubishi Bank & Bank of Tokyo merge
1996 "7 Guitars" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
1996 "Seven Guitars," opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
1996 Katie Beam, 17, of Okla, crowned 35th Miss Teenage America
1997 "City" soap opera's final episode on ABC-TV
1999 18th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at San Jose

Birthdays for today in history Events  Deaths
1468Charles I, Duke of Savoy
1472Fra Bartolomeo, monk, Florentine Renaissance painter
1483Raphael, Urbino Italy, painter (School of Athens)
1515Theresa of Avila/Teresa de Jesus, Spanish mystic writer/saint
1592Jan Amos Komensky, [Comenius] Moravian educational reB03281603 Stephan Otto, composer
1615Pieter de Groot, Dutch regent/diplomat
1621Heinrich Schwemmer, composer
1643Jose Solana, composer
1660Arnold Houbraken, Dutch schilder/writer
1660Georg Ludwig, German monarch of Hannover/King George I of Gt Britain
1727Maximilian III Jozef, Elector of Bayern (1745-77)
1729Pieter Fouquet, Dutch art seller (Atlas of Fouquet)
1731R mon de la Cruz, Spanish playwright/interpreter
1737Francesco Zannetti, composer
1741Johann Andre, composer
1750Francisco A G de Miranda, Venezuelan freedom fighter
1760Thomas Clarkson, English abolitionist (Negro Emancipation)
1766Joseph Weigl, Austria composer/conductor (Emmeline)
1770Sophie Mereau, writer
1779Angelo Maria Benincori, composer
1799Karl Adolph von Basedow, German artist (Ziekte van Basedow)
1806Ludolf AJW Sloet van de Beele, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1861-66)
1817Mariano Soriano Fuertes y Piqueras, composer
1818Wade Hampton, SC, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1902
1840Mehemed Emin Pasja, German explorer/governor (Equatoria)
1853Rudolf Kittel, German theologist (Psalms)
1859Joséphin Péladan, French writer/founder (French Rosicrucians)
1862Aristide Briand, France, 11x premier (1909-22) (Nobel 1926)
1868Cuno Amiet, Swiss painter
1868Maxim Gorki, [Aleksei Peshikov], Russia, writer (Mother) [3/16 OS]
1868Wojciech Gawronski, composer
1871Willem Mengelberg, Utrecht Neth, conductor (NY Philharmonic 1922-30)
1872José Sanjurjo y Sacanell, Spanish general (Morocco)
1880Rosina Lhévinne, Kiev Ukraine, pianist/prof (Juiliard Grad School)
1883William H Harris, composer
1885Marc-Jean-Baptiste Delmas, composer
1886Jaroslav Novotny, composer
1887Rudolf F W Boskaljon, Curaçao, musician/composer
1890Paul Whiteman, Denver Co, orch leader (Paul Whiteman's TV Teen Club)
1891Karel MJF Cruysberghs, Flemish author
1891Peter Suhrkamp, German publisher (Suhrkamp Verlag)
1895Spencer W Kimball, 12th prophet of Mormon church
1900Achille Longo, composer
1900Robert Harris, actor (Big Caper, Laughing Anne)
1902Flora Robson, South Shields England, actress (Dominique is Dead)
1902Paul Godwin, [Goldfein], Polish/Dutch violinist
1903Rudolf Serkin, Eger Bohemia, pianist (Marlboro Sch of Music)
1904Fosco Giachetti, Livorno Italy, actor (Wastrel, We the Living)
1905Marlin Perkins, Carthage Mo, TV host (Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom)
1905Pandro S Berman, film producer
1906Joseph Wright, Canada, oarsman (Olympic-gold-1928)
1906Robert (Bob) Allen, actor (Texas Rangers)
1907Herbert "Herb" Hall, clarinetist/saxophonist
1909Nelson Algren, US, novelist (Man with the Golden Arm)
1910Ingrid, Queen Mother of Denmark
1911Myfanwy Piper, librettist
1912A[rthur] Bertram Chandler, UK, sci-fi author (Empress of Outer Space)
1914Bohumil Hrabal, writer
1914Edmund Sixtus Muskie, (Sen-D-Me)/US Sec of State (1980)
1914Frank Lovejoy, Bronx NY, actor (Man Against Crime, Meet McGraw)
1915Jay Livingston, composer (Buttons & Bows, Mona Lisa, Tammy)
1915Raymond Emery, cricketer (NZ Test batsman vs West Indies 1952)
1918Youly Algaroff, ballet dancer
1919Jacob Avshalomov, Tsingtao China, composer (Sinfonietta, The Oregon)
1919Tom Brooks, cricketer (NSW fast bowler of the 30's, later Test umpire)
1920Dirk Bogarde, London England, actor (Death in Venice, Servant)
1920Gene Chappie, (Rep-R-CA, 1981-86)
1920Lord Butterfield
1924Freddie Bartholomew, England, actor (Anna Karenina, David Copperfield)
1924Gerhart Fritsch, writer
1924Peter Baer, artost/printmaker
1925Innokenti Smoktunovsky, actor (Bely Prazdnik, Zakoldovannye)
1926Francis Burt, composer
1926Polly Umrigar, cricketer (Indian batsman & captain)
1928Jose Luis de Delas, composer
1928Zbigniew Brzezinski, Warsaw, national security advisor (Carter)
1929Aubrey J Watson Sr, bishop
1930Amelia Rosselli, poet
1930George Bruce, painter
1930Robert Ashley, composer
1932Sven Oskar Lindqvist, Swedish writer (Myten om Wu Tao-tzu)
1934Siegfried Thiele, composer
1936Mario Vargas Llosa, Peru, writer (Aunt Julia)/pres candidate
1940J Michael Plumb, Islip NY, equestrian (Oly-2 gold/4 silver-1976,84)
1940Kevin Loughery, NBA star/coach (Balt, Phila)
1941Alf Clausen, Minneapolis Mn, orch leader (Mary, Simpsons)
1941Charlie McCoy, Oak Hill WV, harmonica player (Hee Haw)
1942Brian Jones, [Lewis B Hopkin], English pop guitarist (Rolling Stones)
1942Neil Kinnock, Wales, leader (Labour Party)
1942Neil Kinnock, leader of the British opposition (Labour)
1942Samuel Ramey, Colby Kansas, bass (La Scala)
1943Conchata Ferrell, Charleston WV, actress (Deadly Hero, Susan-LA Law)
1943Mike Newell, director (Bad Blood, Awakening, Amazing Grace & Chuck)
1943Richard Eyre, British director (National Theatre)
1944Ken Howard, El Centro Calif, actor (Ken-White Shadow, Dynasty, 1776)
1944Rick Barry, ABA/NBA forward (NY Nets, Golden State Warriors)
1945Chuck Portz, Santa Monica Ca, bassist (Turtles-Happy Together)
1945Hans Brunhart, leader of Liechtenstein (1978-93)
1946Richard Sussman, rocker
1947Bruce Gilbert, producer (China Syndrome, 9 to 5, On Golden Pond)
1948Dianne Wiest, KC MO, actress (Hannah & Her Sisters, Footloose)
1948John Evans, (Aka Evan) rock drummer (Jethro Tull)
1948Wubbo J Ockels, Almelo Netherlands, astronaut (STS 22)
1949Milan Williams, US keyboardist (Commodores-Three Times a Lady)
1949Ronnie Ray Smith, 4 X 100m relay runner (Olympic-gold-1968)
1949Shafiq Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistani batsman during the 70's)
1953Nydia M Velazquez, (Rep-D-New York, 1993- )
1955Reba McEntire, McAlester Ok, country singer (Can't Even Get the Blues)
1956Asoka De Silva, cricket leg-spinner (Sri Lanka in 10 Tests 1985-91)
1956Evelin Jahl, German DR, discus thrower (Olympic-2 gold-1976)
1956T A Sekar, Indian cricket pace-bowler (2 Tests 1982-83 little impact)
1957Harvey Glance, Pheonix City Ala, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1976)
1958Bart Wayne Conner, Morton Grove Ill, gymnist (Olympic-2 gold-1984)
1959Petra Delhees, Jauch Switzertand, tennis star
1959Todd Curtis, actor (Capitol, Skip-Young & Restless)
1961Byron Scott, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
1962Ged Grimes, [Danny Wilson], rocker (Mary's Prayer)
1963Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr
1963Therese Washtock, Vancouver BC, 3 day equestrian (Olympics-96)
1965Jeff Beukeboom, Ajax, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
1966Jason Garrett, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
1966Nathalie Herreman, France, tennis star
1966Serge Djelloul, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
1967David Lang, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
1967Ed[ward] Grose, Juneau Alaska, rower (Olympics-1996)
1967Shawn Boskie, Hawthorne Nevada, pitcher (California Angels)
1968Chad Biafore, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
1968Dennis Postlewait, Jacksonville NC, Nike golfer (1994 Wichita Open)
1968Max Perlich, actor (JH Brodie-Homicide)
1968Nasser Hussain, cricketer (Essex & England batsman)
1968Teee Williams, LA Calif, volleyball outside hitter (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
1969Craig Paquette, Long Beach CA, infielder (KC Royals)
1969Earnest Stewart, soccer player (Willem II)
1969Elliot Perry, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks)
1969Salt, rocker (Salt 'n' Pepa-Shake Ya Thang)
1969Scottie Graham, NFL running back (Minn Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals)
1970James Johnson, NFL/WLAF running back (Tampa Bucs, Frankfurt Galaxy)
1970Jason B Gailes, Taunton Mass, rower (Olympics-silver-1996)
1970Shawn Price, NFL defensive end (GB Packers, Car Panthers, Buf Bills)
1971Damien Marsh, Georgia, Australian 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics-96)
1971Wesley Person, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers)
1972Derek West, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
1972Jonathan Edwards, Boston Mass, doubles luger (Olympics-1994)
1972Keith Tkachuk, Melrose MA, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix, USA)
1972Michael Smith, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
1972Mike Morton, linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
1972Shannon Mitchell, NFL tight end (SD Chargers)
1973Andrew Whittall, cricketer (cousin of Guy Zimbabwe off-spinner 1996)
1974K C Jones, NFL center (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1975Atta-ur-Rehman, cricketer (Pakistani quickie, debut v Engl1992 age 17)
1977Angelo Garcia, Brooklyn NY, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)
1978Nafisa Joseph, Miss India Universe (1997)
1979Juli Keech, Miss South Dakota Teen USA (1997)
1980Cara Lewis, Miss Mississippi Teen USA (1997)

Deaths for today in history Events  Birthdays
0193Publius Helvius Pertinax, Roman Emperor (192-93), assassinated
0593Guntram, French king in Burgundy, dies at about 67
1134Stefanus Harding, 3rd abbott of CŒteaux/saint, dies
1285Martinus IV, [Simon de Brion], Pope (1281-85), dies
1566Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat, dies at 79
1673Adam Pijnacker, Dutch landscape painter/etcher, buried at 51
1677Wenzel Hollar, Bohemia cartoonist/etcher, dies at about 69
1687Constantine Huygens, diplomat/poet/composer (Bluebottles), dies at 90
1701Domenico Guidi, Italian sculptor, dies at 75
1712Jan van der Heyden, Dutch inventor (street lantern), dies at 75
1758Jonathan Edwards, US theologist (Great Awakening), dies at 54
1799Etta L J "baronne" Palm-Aelders, Dutch adventurer/spy, dies at 55
1801Ralph Abercromby, English army commander (North Holland), dies at 66
1818Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi, composer, dies at 62
1840Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89
1847Mariano Rodriguiz de Ledesma, composer, dies at 67
1849Stephan L Endlicher, Austrian priest/botany, dies at 44
1856Pyotr Ivanovich Turchaninov, composer, dies at 76
1860Johann Ludwig Bohner, composer, dies at 73
1863James Cooper, US attorney/senator/Union-brig-general, dies at 52
1865Albert G Bilders, Dutch landscape painter, dies at 26
1868James Thomas Brudenell, 7th earl of Cardigan, dies at about 70
1877Vincenzo Fioravanti, composer, dies at 77
1880Achille Peri, composer, dies at 67
1880Eelco Refer, linguistic (Oera Linda Book?), dies at 49
1881Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, composer, dies at 42 [OS=Mar 16]
1885Fredrick Vilhelm Ludvig Norman, composer, dies at 53
1887Ditler G Monrad, Danish bishop/premier (1863-..), dies at 75
1889Matilde "Tillie" Ziegler, killed by husband William Kemmler
1891Dick Pilling, cricketer ("Prince of Wicketkeepers", Eng 1881-88), dies
1896E Rundle Charles, writer, dies
1907Pavel Ivanovich Blaramberg, composer, dies at 65
1908John Eliot, English meteorology, dies at 68
1910Edouard [Judas] Colonne, French violinist/conductor, dies
1914Hanus Trnecek, composer, dies at 55
1927Karl Prohaska, composer, dies at 57
1928Giuseppe Ferrata, composer, dies at 63
1941Virginia [Adeline] Woolf-Stephen, author (To Lighthouse), suicide 59
1942Herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch foreign minister (1918-27), dies at 67
1942Miguel Hernadez Gilabert, Spanish poet (Viento del Pueblo), dies at 31
1943Sergei Vasilievitch Rachmaninov, Russian composer/pianist, dies at 69
1944Chayyim Most, Rabbi/Maggid of Kovono, killed by nazis
1944Stephen Butler Leacock, writer/economist (Literary Lapses), dies at 75
1947Rudolph Hermann Simonsen, composer, dies at 57
1949Grigoras Dinicu, composer, dies at 59
1950Georgine M "May" Basting, actress (Occupier), dies at 67
1953James Francis Thorpe, decathelete (Olympic-gold-12), dies at 64
1954Francis B Young, Brit physician/writer (In South Africa), dies at 69
1956Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, vocalist, dies of a heart attack
1958Chuck Klein, Phila Phillie HR hitter, dies at 53
1958William C Handy, US conductor/composer (St Louis Blues), dies at 84
1959James Neblett, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1935), dies
1960Ian Keith, US actor (Ramses I-10 Commandments), dies at 61
1963Alec A Templeton, composer/pianist (Alec Templeton Time), dies at 52
1965VAA Mary, English princess, dies at 67
1969Dwight D Eisenhower, 34th pres/gen (WW 2), dies in Washington at 78
1971Felix Wolfes, composer, dies at 78
1973Hakuun Yasutani, Zen teacher/co-founder (Sanbo Kyodan), dies
1974Dorothy Fields, US singer (Way you Look Tonight), dies at 68
1974Françoise Rosay, actress (Interlude, Women in Prison), dies at 82
1975Renzo Massarani, composer, dies at 77
1979Emmett Kelly, circus clown (Weary Willy), dies at 80
1980Jesse Owens, (Oly-gold-36), dies at the age of 66
1980Dick Haymes, actor (Real Life, Betrayal), dies
1983Ank [Anna M] van der Moer, actress (Verkade, Dutch Comedy), dies at 71
1983Martinus A Jansen, bishop of Rotterdam (1956-70), dies at 77
1984Kenneth Whitty, 1st sec at British Embassy in Athens, shot dead
1985Nand Baert, Belgian radio/tv-host, dies at 53
1985Marc Chagall, French painter, dies at 97
1986Victor J Lopez, actor (Chuey-Man From Atlantis), dies at 39
1986Virginia Gilmore, actress (Jennie, Western Union), dies
1987Maria Augusta Trapp, singer (Trapp Family Singers), dies at 82
1987Patrick Troughton, actor (Dr Who-Dr Who), dies at 56
1990Helene Fortescu Reynolds, actress (Bermuda Mystery), dies at 65
1991Carlos Montalban, actor (Bananas), dies at 85
1992Wendell Mayes, writer, dies of cancer at 72
1994Albert Goldman, US biographer (Lives of John Lennon), dies at 66
1994Eugene Ionesco, playwright (Rhinoceros, Bald Soprano), dies at 84
1994John Logan Gorlay, journalist, dies at 74
1995Vivienne Byerley, publicist, dies at 88
1995Jack Regan, broadcaster, dies at 53
1995Hugh Edward R O'Connor, actor (In the Heat of the Night), ODs at 32
1996Shin Kanemaru, VP of Japan (1986-87), dies at 81
1996Ken Dibbs, actor (Suddenly, Party Girl, High Society), dies at 78
1996James Herbert Lloyd Morrell, bishop, dies at 89
1996Hans Blumenberg, philosopher, dies at 75
1996Edith Fowke, folklorist, dies at 82
1996David Band, banker, dies at 53
1996Charles Barnet "Roscoe" Harvey, soldier, dies at 95
1996Barbara McLean, film Editor, dies at 86
1996Simon Harcourt Nowell-Smith, British bibliophile, dies at 87

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