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Events for today in history Birthdays  Deaths
0610 Heraclius' fleet takes Constantinople
0869 4th Council of Constantinople (8th ecumenical council) opens
1349 Paris' theologist Jean de Fayt warns for flagellanten at Avignon
1430 Duke Philip the Good of Bourgondy visits Brussels
1450 Jews are expelled from Lower Bavaria by order of Ludwig IX
1465 French King Louis XI signs peace with Charles the Stout
1511 Eedgenootschap signs anti-French Saint League
1511 Pope Julius II/Germany/Ferdinand of Aragón/Venice/Swiss
1568 Willem of Oranges army occupies Brabant
1568 Conference of York begins: trial against Mary Stuart
1572 Spanish army under Alva's son Don Frederik plunders Mechelen
1582 Gregorian calendar introduced in Italy, other Catholic countries
1632 Henry Casimir I appointed viceroy of Groningen
1693 Haarlem people's revolution due to food shortages
1750 Carlo Goldoni's "Il teatro comica," premieres in Venice
1762 Opera "Orfeo Ed Euridice" is produced (Vienna)
1777 Washington begins assault on Germantown, Penn
1796 Spain declares war on England
1813 Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British
1823 Weber visits Beethoven
1830 King Willem I mobilizes Dutch army
1833 Charles Darwin moves with Parana to Santa Fe Bajada Argentina
1862 Battle of Big Hatchie River, MS
1862 Federal fleet occupies Galveston, Texas
1863 Confederate sub David damages Union ship Ironsides
1864 Battle of Allatoona, 1/3 of Union troops die repulsing South
1864 Most of Calcutta destroyed by cyclone (approx 60,000 die)
1867 Last day of Julian calendar in Alaska
1875 Palace Hotel on Market Street, SF opens
1877 Chief Joseph surrenders, ending Nez Percé War
1892 Dalton Gang ends in shoot-out in Coffeville, Kansas bank holdup
1896 William Gillette's "Secret Service," premieres in NYC
1897 Solomon Andrees baloon/polar expedition reaches White Island
1900 6th US Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 313 at Chicago GC Ill
1900 Harry Vardon wins US Open golf tournament
1905 Orville/Wilbur Wright's "Flyer III" flight 38.5 km in 38.3"
1906 Henry Mathewson (NY Giants, Christy's brother) walks 14 men
1907 Phila A's Rube Vickers no-hits Wash Senators, 4-0 in 5 inning game
1907 Interprovincial Rugby Football Union plays 1st game (Mtl 17 Tor 8)
1908 Bulgaria declares independence from Turkey, Ferdinand I becomes Tsar
1908 White Sox Ed Walsh tops Detroit 6-1 for his 40th victory
1910 Portugal overthrows monarchy, proclaims republic
1911 Italian troops occupy Tripoli
1912 Billy Mallett of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
1912 Red Sox defeat A's 3-0 for then AL record 105th win
1912 Yanks win final game at Hilltop stadium
1916 Soldier Adolf Hitler is injured
1919 Norwegian population agrees to prohibition
1921 1st World Series radio broadcast, Yanks beat Giants 3-0
1921 Present constitution of Liechtenstein comes into effect
1922 Yanks & Giants play an infamous 3-3 tie World Series game
1923 Edwin Hubble identifies Cepheid variable star
1924 1st Little Orphan Annie-strip appears in NYC Daily News
1925 WSM-AM in Nashville Tenn begins radio transmissions
1930 British airship crashes in storm at Beauvais France, 48 die
1931 1st nonstop transpacific flight, Japan to Wash (Herndon & Pangborn)
1931 Paul Green's "House of Connelly," premieres in NYC
1937 Minister Romme says unemployment is 25% "quarter of Romme"
1941 Mickey Owens drops a 3rd strike, Tom Hendrick reaches 1st safely - would have been last out, instead Yanks score 4 & win 7-4
1942 5,000 Jews of Dubno Russia massacred
1942 St Louis Cards beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 1, in 39th World Series
1943 US air raid on Wake
1944 Harold Arlen/ET Harburgs musical premieres in NYC
1944 Kerkrade (Neth) liberated
1945 "Meet the Press" premieres on radio
1945 Indonesian army forms
1945 Queen Wilhelmina visits Rotterdam
1946 "Yours Is My Heart" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 36 perfs
1947 1st Presidential address televised from White House-HS Truman
1947 Al Gionfriddo makes a great catch off Joe Dimaggio in World Series
1949 WBNS TV channel 10 in Columbus, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
1949 WOR (now WWOR) TV channel 9 in NY-Secaucus, NY (IND) begins
1950 "Pardon Our French" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 100 perfs
1952 19th congress of Communist Party meets in Moscow
1952 6th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 1-1 at Detroit
1953 50th World Series sees NY Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2, as NY Billy Martin's 12 hits set record; Yanks win record 5th consec WS
1953 Earl Warren sworn in as 14th chief justice of US
1954 Hurricane Hazel hits Eastern US
1956 Yogi Berra becomes 4th Yank to hit a World Series grand slam
1957 Yugoslav dissident Milovan Djilos sentenced to 7 years
1957 12th Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland, 7«-4« at Lindrick GC, England
1957 11th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-3 at Montreal
1958 KRTV TV channel 3 in Great Falls, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1960 KEYC TV channel 12 in Mankato, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1960 Eastern AL Electra turbo-prop crashed in Boston Harbor (61 die)
1960 British Labour party demands unilateral nuclear disarmament
1961 China & Nepal sign treaty
1962 Beatles release their 1st record "Love Me Do"
1963 17th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-3 at Toronto
1963 Hyde St Pier re-opens as State Historical Park
1963 Little Richard joins Everly Brothers Tour
1964 SF Fire Department Museum is dedicated
1964 KIXE TV channel 9 in Redding, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1965 Chuck Linster performs 6,006 consecutive push-ups
1965 Dick McInnes stays aloft almost 12 hours in a kite
1968 Battles between Catholic demonstrators & police in Londonderry
1968 KPLM (now KESQ) TV channel 42 in Palm Springs, CA (ABC) begins
1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus begins airing on BBC
1969 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks 55-yard field goal
1970 Quebec separatists kidnap British trade commissioner James Cross
1970 PBS becomes a network
1970 John Creach, joins Jefferson Airplane
1972 Herbert Mullin 1st kills, to prevent earthquakes
1975 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1976 Seattle & Toronto picks 30 unprotected players on other AL rosters Ruppert Jones (Seattle) & Bob Bailor (Toronto) are picked 1st
1977 "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 43 performances
1978 Isaac Bashevis Singer wins Nobel Prize for literature
1978 Sweden's Fälldin govt falls
1979 Luke rapes Laura on General Hospital
1980 Yanks set AL attendance mark at 2,627,417
1980 Kathy Whitworth/Donna Caponi Young win Portland Ping Team Golf Champ
1980 Formal opening of meditation hall of Zenshin Temple in Riverdale Bronx
1981 Dutch guilder/Deutsche mark revalued up 5.5%
1981 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honarary American
1982 1st NJ Devils game, tie the Pitts Penguins 3-3 at the Meadowlands
1982 China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1982 Hernan Siles Zuazo appointed president of Bolivia
1982 Unmanned rocket sled reaches 9,851 kph at White Sands, NM
1983 Lech Walesa wins Nobel Peace Prize
1984 13th Space Shuttle Mission (41-G)-Challenger 6-launched
1985 Grambling's Eddie Robinson wins record 324th football game
1986 London Sunday Times reports Israel is stocking nuclear arms
1988 Brazil adopts its Constitution
1988 Chilean population agrees at referendum against Pinochet regime
1988 Israel bans Meir Kahane's Kach Party on grounds of racism
1990 Cincinnati jury acquits art gallery of obsentity (Mappelthorpe photos)
1991 Fresno State ties NCAA record with 49 points in a quarter, as they route New Mexico 94-17
1991 Carlos Huerta's NCAA record streak of successful points after a touchdown ends at 157
1991 USSR reduces nuclear weapons arsenal
1991 NJ Devils begin their 10th Anniversary with a 7-2 win over the Blues
1991 Military transport plane crashes at Djakarta, 133 dies
1991 Actor Ted Shackelford (Knots Landing) weds Annett Wolf
1992 US Air goes on strike
1992 NY senator Alphonse D'Mato fillerbusters for 15 hours 20 mins
1992 El Al cargo jet crashes into apartment complex in Amsterdam (250 die)
1992 1st overturn of a George Bush veto (cable bill)
1993 China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1993 Last honor guard at Lenin's mausoleum
1993 Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical Veritatis splendor
1994 52 members of Zonnetempel, murdered
1994 28th Country Music Assn Award
1995 "Company" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 68 performances
1996 Caroline Pierce wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
1996 Cleve Indians strike out 23 Balt Orioles in 12 inn playoff game
1996 NY Yankee Bernie Williams switch hits HRs in a post season game
1997 STS 86 (Atlantis 20) lands
1997 Davis Love III wins golf's Buick challenge, shooting a 267
1997 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA CoreStates Betsy King Classic
1997 35th Tennis Fed Cup: France beats Netherlands in Den Bosch Neth (4-1)
1997 Vantage Senior Golf Championship

Birthdays for today in history Events  Deaths
1458Kazimierz de Saint, Polish ruler/saint
1609Paul Fleming, writer
1626Johann Schop, composer
1684Johann Jacob de Neufville, composer
1703Jonathan Edwards, US, theologian/philosopher (Original Sin)
1712Francesco Guardi, Italian painter
1713Denis Diderot, France, encyclopedist (Dictionnaire Encyclopédique)
1722Gregorio Sciroli, composer
1743Giuseppi Gazzaniga, composer
1758Thomas Greatorex, composer
1799Anthony G O Ridder Van Rappard, Dutch Min of Reformed Worship
1804Robert Parker Parrott, Inventor, died in 1877
1808Thomas Algeo Rowley, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1892
1808Winand C H Staring, geologist (Geology of Netherlands)
1817Eduard Franck, composer
1822Hans Hampel, composer
1823Feliks Jaronski, composer
1830Chester Alan Arthur, Fairfield Vt, (R) 21st Pres (1881-85)
1833Cyrus Bussey, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1915
1836George Washington Gordon, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1911
1840John Addington Symonds, Brit historian/writer (Probs in Greek Ethics)
1840Fran Gerbic, composer
1858Heinrich M von Battenberg, German son-in-law of queen Victoria
1860Lucien Laberthonnière, French philosopher
1863Ludwig Borchardt, German Egyptologist
1864Louis Lumière, with brother Auguste made 1st motion picture in 1895
1875Cyril Rootham, composer
1878Louise Dresser, [Kerlin], Evansville IN, actress (Maid of Salem)
1879Halfdan Cleve, composer
1879John Erskine, US, poet/pianist (Private Life of Helen of Troy)
1881Otto V Kuusinen, Fin/Rus communist pres of Karelo-Finnish SR (1940-56)
1882Robert Hutchings Goddard, Worcester Mass, rocket pioneer
1882Giorgio Abetti, Italian astronomer (Solar physics)
1883Charles Maduro, Antillean composer
1884Denys Amiel, French dramatist/playwright (Café Tabac)
1884Hendrik W Tilanus, Dutch artillery officer/politcian (CHU 1939-63)
1886Carter De Haven, IL
1887René Cassin, pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1968)
1887Max Ackermann, German "entartet" painter
1890Kasimir Edschmid, [Karl E Schmidt], German writer
1895Walter Bedell Smith, US general (WW II)/head of CIA (1950-52)
1899Boleslaw Woytowicz, composer
1901Willy Lages, German chief of Sicherheitsdienst in Amsterdam
1901John Alton, cinematographer
1901Johan Fiolet, Dutch actor/director
1902Larry Fine, [Laurence Feinberg], PA, comedian (3 Stooges)
1902Michael Kondracki, composer
1902Ray Kroc, Illinois, founder of MacDonalds/owner (San Diego Padres)
1903Jimmy Ritz, US comic (Ritz Brothers-Blazing Stewardesses)
1904John Hoyt, Bronxville NY, actor (Gimme a Break, Tom Dick & Mary)
1904George Chesterman Phillips, naval officer
1906Leopold Kohr, writer/mentor of Fritz Schumacher
1906Louise Brown, dancer/teacher
1908Joshua Logan, Broadway producer (South Pacific)
1913William Lehman, (Rep-D-FL, 1973- )
1916Douglas Ranger, surgeon
1917Magda Szabó, Hungary, author (Az öz, Abigél)
1917Robert Adams, English sculptor
1919Robin Bailey, Hucknall England, actor (See No Evil, Screamtime)
1919Luis H P Daal, Antillean literary
1919Donald Pleasence, Worksop England, actor (Fantastic Voyage, Halloween)
1919Allen Ludden, Mineral Point Wisc, TV host (Password)
1920Robert Feenstra, Dutch law historian
1921Bill Willis, AAFC, NFL guard (Cleveland Browns)
1923Stig H Dagerman, Swedish writer (Burned Child)
1923Philip Berrigan, militant priest (Chicago 7)
1923Glynis Johns, Pretoria South Africa, actress (Mary Poppins)
1924Bill Dana, Quincy Mass, comedian/actor (Jose Jimenez)
1924Jose Donoso, writer
1925Gail Davis, Little Rock Ark, actress (Annie Oakley)
1926Gottfried Michael Koenig, composer
1926Clifton Eugene Bancroft Robinson, public servant
1927Al Hansen, artist
1927John Downey, composer
1928Willem de Kwaadsteniet, lawyer/Dutch MP (CDA)
1929Skip Homeier, Chicago Ill, actor (Beachhead, Dan Raven, Interns)
1929Richard F Gordon Jr, Seattle, Capt USN/astronaut (Gemini 11, Apol 12)
1929Autherine Lucy, 1st black to enroll in U of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
1930Pavel Romanovich Popovich, Ukraine, cosmonaut (Vostok IV, Soyuz 14)
1932Madhav Apte, cricketer (bro of Arvind 7 Tests for India, 1 century)
1932Yvonne Braitwaite Burke, lawyer (Rep)
1933Diane Cilento, Queensland Aust, actress (Agony & Ecstasy, Wicker Man)
1934David Smith, cricketer (England opening bowler v India 1961-62)
1935Jimmy Binks, cricket wicket-keeper (England twice v India 1964)
1935Peter Brown, NYC, actor (Lawman, Laredo, Bold & Beautiful)
1936Vaclav Havel, writer/pres Czechoslovakia (1989-92)
1936Annerose Schmidt, East German pianist
1937Barry Switzer, football coach (Oklahoma)
1938Carlo Mastrangelo, Bronx NY, rocker (Dion & The Belmonts)
1940Bob Cowper, cricketer (Aust LHB, 307 v England MCG 1966 Very rich
1941Ricardo Hoffmann, marathon swimmer (299 miles)
1942Richard Street, Detroit Mi, rocker (Temptations)
1943Benjamin L Cardin, (Rep-D-Maryland)
1943Inna Churikova, Russia, actress (Theme)
1943Steve Miller, Milwaukee, rocker (Abracadabra, Space Cowboy)
1944Ben Korthals, advocate/Dutch MP (VVD)
1946Richard Kermode, rocker
1947Brian Johnson, Australia, hard rocker (AC/DC-Whole Lotta Rosie)
1948Brian Connolly, Scotland, rocker (Sweet)
1948Delroy George Wilson, singer
1948Lucius Ross, US pop guitarist (Funkadelic-One Nation Under a Groove)
1948Sal Viscuso, Bkln NY, actor (Soap, Montefuscos)
1949Brian McManus Connolly, musician
1950Jeff Conaway, NYC, actor (Bobby-Taxi, Loving)
1951Karen Allen, Illinois, actress (Cruising, Starman, Wanderers)
1951Leah Poulis Mueller, Berwyn Ill, speed skater (Olympic-gold-1980)
1952Clive Barker, producer (Hell Raiser)
1953Sandra "Puma" Jones, Kingston Jamaica, rocker (Black Uhuru)
1953Russell Mael, [Dwight Russel Day], Calif, rock vocalist (Sparks)
1953John Stachniewski, scholar/teacher
1953James E Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary
1954Bob Geldof, rocker
1954Duncan Regehr, Alberta Canada, actor (Wizards & Warriors)
1955Leo Barnes, Irish saxophonist (Hothouse Flowers-I'm Sorry, Don't Go)
1955Adair Ferguson, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1957Jeanne Evert, tennis player, Chris' sister
1957Larry Saumell, jockey
1957Lee "Kix" Thompson, saxophonist (Madness-Baggy Trousers)
1958Brent W Jett Jr, Pontiac Mich, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 72, sk:81)
1959Troy Luccketta, rock drummer (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
1961Shell Kepler, actress (Amy Vining-General Hospital)
1962Mike Conley, Chic Ill, triple jumper (Olympic-silver-1984)
1962Michael Andretti, Indy-car racer/Auto Hall of Fame (elected 1986)
1962Michael Alexander Conley, Chic, triple jumper (Olympics-gold-92, 96)
1962Ken Noda, NYC, pianist (Rivalry)
1962Johnny Huang, Canton China, table tennis player (Olympics-96)
1962John Sala, LA CA
1962J C Estrada, jockey
1963Tony Dodemaide, cricketer (Victorian, Sussex & Australian all-rounder)
1963Sophie Favier, Lyon France, actress (Sans Interdits)
1963Laura Davies, Coventry England, LPGA golfer (1989 Lady Keystone Open)
1963Hugh Morris, cricketer (England lefty opening batsman 1991)
1964Denean Howard, Sherman Tx, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silver-1988)
1964Terry Mathews, Alexandria LA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
1965Trace Armstrong, NFL defensive end (Miami Dolphins)
1965Theo Bos, Dutch soccer player: Vitesse
1965Richey Reneberg, Phoenix AZ, tennis star (1995 Australian doubles)
1965Penny Baker, Buffalo NY, playmate (January, 1984)
1965Paul Moloney, Melbourne VIC, Australasia golfer
1965Patrick Roy, Quebec, NHL goalie (Mont Canadiens, Colorado Avalanche)
1965Mario Lemieux, Montreal, NHL high scoring center (Pitts Penguin, #66)
1965John Keller Jr, Toledo Ohio, team handball back court (Olympics-1996)
1966Therese Brisson, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)
1966Peter Fonseca, Lisbon Portugal, Canadian marathoner (Olympics-96)
1966Inessa Kravets, Ukraine, long/triple jumper (Oly-silv/gold-92, 96)
1966Fredrik Olausson, Vaxsjo Swe, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1967Ellie Gibson, Corpus Christi TX, golfer (1994 PING-Cellular One-5th)
1967Rex Chapman, NBA guard (Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns)
1968Wayne Holdsworth, cricketer (NSW fast bowler, Australian tourist 1993)
1968Sally Smith, Orange NSW, golfer (1993 T67 Alpine Aust Ladies Masters)
1968Omar Berlo, jockey
1969Karyn Parsons, actress (Hilary-Fresh Prince of Bel Air) [or Oct 8 66]
1969Martin Driever, WLAF tight end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1970Tina Poitras, Thompson Manitoba, 10k walker (Olympics-96)
1970Thomas Randolph, NFL cornerback (NY Giants)
1970Mark Luijpers, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
1970Josie Bissett, Seattle Wash, actress (Jane Mancini-Melrose Place)
1970Anthony Phillips, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
1971Dan Plante, Hayward, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
1971Coni Lyn Hull, Jackson Michigan, Miss America-Michigan (1996)
1971Chris Whitney, NBA guard (Wash Wizards)
1971Chad Lewis, tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
1972Derek Sholdice, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
1972Grant Hill, Dallas Tx, NBA forward/guard (Det Pistons, Oly-gold-96)
1974Douglas Emerson, Glendale Calif, actor (Robbie-Herbie the Love Bug)
1975Scott E Weinger, NYC, actor (Steve Taylor-Family Man, Full House)
1975Kate Winslet, Reading Engld, actress (Titanic, Jude, Hamlet, Get Back)
1977Lia Rousset, Alhambra Calif, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)
1982Natalie Vlandis, Northridge Calif, pairs skater (& Jered Guzman)
2176Winston Matthew Kyle, Perth, Australia (Star Trek)

Deaths for today in history Events  Birthdays
0578Justinus II, Byzantine emperor (565-78), dies
1056Henry III, RC German King (1039-56), dies
1111Robrecht II of Jerusalem, Count of Flanders (1st Crusader), dies
1285Philippe III, the Stout, King of France (1270-85), dies
1399Raymundus of Capua, Italian general, dies
1496Ferdinand II, king of Naples, dies
1557Il Bacchiacca, [Franceso Ubertini], Italian painter, dies at 63
1631Arabella Holles, wife of English politician Thomas Wentworth, dies
1707Daniel Speer, composer, dies at 71
1763August III, king of Poland, dies at 66
1787Thomas Stone, US attorney/signer (Dec of Ind), dies at about 44
1799António Dinis da Cruz e Silva, Portuguese poet (O Hissope), dies at 68
1813Etienne Ozi, composer, dies at 58
1813Tecumseh, US Shawnee-chief/English Gen (Battle of Thames), dies
1837Hortense de Beauharnais, French queen of Neth (1806-10), dies at 54
1867Thomas Taglichsbeck, composer, dies at 67
1880Jacques Offenbach, German/Fr composer (La belle Hélène), dies at 61
1892Bill Powers, US member of Daltonbende, dies
1892Bob Dalton, US leader of Daltonbende, dies
1892Dick Broadwell, US member of Daltonbende, dies
1892Grat Dalton, US member of Daltonbende, dies
1899Johann Nepomuk Fuchs, composer, dies at 57
1911Charles-Theodore Malherbe, composer, dies at 58
1915Otto Valdemar Malling, composer, dies at 67
1915Jose Maria Usandizaga, composer, dies at 28
1918Roland Garros, French stunt flyer, dies
1919Jean Louis Nicode, composer, dies at 66
1924Joseph Vezina, composer, dies at 75
1924Tom Campbell, cricketer (5 Tests for S Africa, ct 7 stp 1), dies
1933Renee Adoree, actress (Big Parade), dies at 35
1933Nikolaj N Joedenitsj, Russian general/contra revolutionary, dies at 71
1934Jean Vigo, French filmer, dies
1936Jan J Slauerhoff, Dutch ship doc/writer (Seaman's Grave), dies at 38
1940Silvestre Revueltas, Mexican composer: Cuauhnahuac/Planos, dies at 40
1941Louis D Brandeis, 1st Jewish Supreme Court Judge (1916-39), dies at 84
1944Joseph B "Aristide" Maillol, French sculptor/graphic artist, dies
1953Friedrich Wolf, writer, dies at 64
1954Flor Alpaerts, Flem composer (Tyl Uilenspiegel/Pallieter), dies at 78
1956Joseph Erlanger, US doctor (shock therapy-Nobel 1944), dies
1965Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson, composer, dies at 79
1967Clifton C Williams Jr, astronaut, dies at 35, in T-38 jet crash
1969Walter Hagen, US golfer (won 5x PGA-tournament), dies at 76
1976Barbara Nichols, actress (Pajama Game, Loved One), dies at 46
1979Charlie Smith, oldest American (137 year), dies
1981Jud Strunk, singer/comedian (Laugh-In), dies at 48
1981Gloria Grahame, actress (Sue-Rich Man Poor Man), dies at 55
1984Leonard Rossiter, actor (2001, Water), dies of a heart attack at 57
1986Hall B Wallis, US movie production (Barefoot in Park), dies at 87
1990Meir Kahane, founder of Jewish defense league, assassinated at 58
1992Cornelis Berkhouwer, Dutch MP (VVD), dies
1992Eddie Kendricks, singer (Temptations), dies of lung cancer at 52
1992Paul Acket, organizer (Music Express, North Sea Jazz Festival), dies
1993Karl G Henize, astronaut (STS 51-F), dies of heart failure at 66
1993Jane Nigh, actress (Big Town, Blue Blood, Rawhide), dies at about 67
1995Dick Henry Jurgen, bandleader, dies at 85
1995Fred Fehl, photographer, dies at 89
1995Peter Crichton Kirkpatrick, oarsman, dies at 79
1996Catherine Elizabeth Pennington, personal assistant, dies at 77
1996Seymour Cray, computer designer, dies in auto accident at 71
1997Andrew Keir, actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt), dies at 71
1997Dave Marr, golfer/commentator, dies at 63

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