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Events for today in history Birthdays  Deaths
0841 Battle at Fontenay: Louis & Charles beat their brother Lotharius I
1139 Count Alfonso I of Portugal becomes king
1215 Frederik II (20) crowned king of German
1261 Byzantium Emperor Michael VIII recaptures Constantinople
1360 Jews are expelled from Breslau Silesia
1511 Portugese assault on city Malakka attack
1519 San Cristob l de la Habana forms in Cuba
1521 About 300 heretics burned in Vrijdagmarkt Gent
1564 Maximilian II succeeds his father Ferdinand II as RC emperor
1570 Battle at Arnay-le-Duc Bourgundy: Huguenots-French govt army
1585 Amsterdam bans 45 roman catholics
1593 France's Protestant King Henri IV converts to Roman Catholic
1652 Nikita Minin becomes patriarch of Russian-orthodox church
1670 Austrian Emperor Leopold I expels 4,000 Jews from Vienna
1670 Don Juan Domingo Zu¤iga y Fonseca becomes gov-gen of Southern Neth
1670 Vienna Austria expels Jews
1689 France declares war on England
1729 North Carolina becomes a royal colony
1759 British capture Fort Niagara from French (7 Years' War)
1775 Maryland issues currency depicting George III trampling Magna Carta
1792 Dutch patriots exiles finds "Bataafs Legion"
1799 French-Egyptian forces under Napolean I beat Turks at Battle of Abukir
1814 Battle of Niagara Falls (Lundy's Lane); Americans defeat British
1814 George Stephenson introduced the 1st steam locomotive
1822 Gen Agustín de Iturbide crowned Agustín I, 1st emperor of México
1832 1st railroad accident in US, Granite Railway, Quincy, Mass-1 dies
1835 Ibrahim Pasha's army attacks Jewish settlers of Hebron Palestine
1848 1st battle at Custozza: Austrians under Radetzky beat Italian
1850 Gold discovered in Oregon (Rogue River)
1860 1st US intercollegiate billiard match (Harvard vs Yales)
1861 Washington DC - Crittenden resolution is passed stating that the war is to be fought to preserve union & uphold the Constitution, not to alter slavery
1861 Skirmish at Fort Fillmore, NM Terr - Rebels attack Union troops
1863 Skirmish at Barbee's Crossroads, Virginia
1866 25th Postmaster General: Alexander W Randall of Wis takes office
1866 David Faragut appointed as 1st admiral of US Navy
1866 US Grant named 1st general of Army
1868 US Congress forms Wyoming Territory (Dakota, Utah & Idaho)
1871 Carousel patents by Wilhelm Schneider, Davenport, Iowa
1898 1st US troops land & occupy Puerto Rice, at Guanica Bay
1900 Gilbert Jessop hits his 2nd 100 before lunch in same cricket match
1902 James J Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1903 Castle on top of Telegraph Hill closes
1909 France's Louis Blériot, makes 1st airplane flight across Engl Channel
1912 Comoros proclaimed a French colonies
1913 Carl Weilman strikes out 6 times in a 15 inning game
1913 Pirates Max Carey goes hitless, but scores 5 runs against Phillies
1914 Germany soc-democrat "No German blood for Austrian tyrant"
1914 Last day of club cricket for W G Grace at age 66 He made 69
1916 Explosion at Lake Erie & Cleveland Waterworks
1918 Annette Adams sworn in as 1st woman district attorney of US, Calif
1918 Race riot in Chester Pennsylvania (3 blacks & 2 whites killed)
1920 Red Sox turn triple-play, but Ruth's 35th HR leads Yanks to 8-2 win
1922 AT&T begins broadcasting on WBAY (NYC-later WEAF, WNBC, WRCA & WFAN)
1923 German mark devalued to 600,000 Dmark=$1
1930 Phila Athletics triple steal in 1st & 4th innings vs Cleveland
1933 1st Dutch live radio concert: Duke Ellington
1934 Failed nazi coup in Austria
1936 115 acre Orchard Beach opens in the Bronx
1938 Jewish artisans not allowed in Germany
1938 Revolutionary offensive of Ebro Spain (Hollander Piet)
1939 5th & last Dutch govt of Colijn, forms
1939 NY Yankee Atley Donald sets AL rookie record with 12 consecutive win
1940 John Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hrs 46 mins in the Mississippi R
1941 FDR bans selling benzine/gasoline to Japan
1941 Red Sox Lefty Grove becomes 12th to win 300 games (his last victory)
1942 German troops occupy Rostov
1942 German troops strike at Tsym Lyanskaja
1943 1st warship named for a Black person, SS Leonard Roy Harmon, launched
1943 Benito Mussolini captured, dismissed as premier of Italy during WW II
1943 Opposition group Zwaantje forms in Delfzijl
1943 RAF bombs Fokker airplane factory in Amsterdam
1944 -26] Japanse banzai-attack on Guam
1944 1st jet fighter used in combat (Messerschmitt 262)
1944 Allied jailbreak at St-L“ (behind German lines)
1944 US troop march into Guam
1944 USAF kills 136, wounds 621 GI's at St-L“
1946 1st bikini is shown at a Paris fashion show
1946 US detonates underwater A-bomb at Bikini (5th atomic explosion)
1947 US Air Force, Navy & War Dept form US Dept of Defense
1947 US Department of Army created
1949 St Louis Cardinal Stan Musial hits for the cycle beating Bkln 14-1
1952 Commonwealth of Puerto Rico created (Constitution Day)
1952 Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing US commonwealth
1953 NYC transit fare rises from 10› to 15›, 1st use of subway tokens
1954 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Fort Wayne Golf Open
1956 38th PGA Championship: Jack Burke at Blue Hill CC Boston
1956 Italian liner Andrea Doria sinks after colliding with the Stockholm
1956 Jordan attacks UN Palestine force
1957 Monarchy in Tunisia abolished in favor of a republic
1957 Peter Loader takes a cricket hat-trick England v WI Headingley
1957 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1960 Company Industrielle et Forestčre (Indufor) forms in Brussels
1960 US Republican convention nominates Nixon as presidential candidate
1961 Maris hits home runs 37, 38, 39 & 40 in a doubleheader
1962 House passes bill requiring equal pay for equal work regardless of sex
1963 Belgian Senate accept Law on language regulations
1963 US, Russia & England sign nuclear Test ban treaty
1964 "Here's Love" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 338 performances
1964 Beatles' "Hard Day's Night, A," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 14 weeks
1964 Bob Simpson out for 311 at Old Trafford
1964 Race riot in Rochester NY
1965 Folk-rock begins, Dylan uses electricity at Newport Folk Festival
1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Tournament
1966 Brian Jones final perfomance as a Rolling Stone
1966 Eric Clapton records guitar tracks for Harrison's "While My Guitar..."
1966 Mao Tse Tung swims Yangtse River
1966 Supremes release "You Can't Hurry Love"
1966 Yankee manager Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame
1967 Construction begins on SF MUNI METRO (Market Street subway)
1968 Pope Paul VI encyclical against On regulation of birth
1969 1st performance of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Fillmore East, NY)
1969 70,000 attend Seattle Pop Festival
1969 Edward Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving scene of an accident a week after the Chappaquiddick car accident that killed Mary Jo Kopechne
1970 "(They Long to Be) Close to You" reaches #1
1971 Judy Kimball wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open
1972 43rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stad
1972 All star MVP: Joe Morgan (Cin Reds)
1972 US health officials concede blacks were used as guinea pigs in 40 year syphilis experiment
1973 George Harrison pays ś1,000,000 tax on his Bangladesh concert & album
1973 USSR launches Mars 5
1975 "A Chorus Line," longest-running Broadway show (6,137), premieres
1976 Annegret Richter runs 100m (11.01)
1976 Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1978 Bob Dylan booed off Newport Folk Festival for using electric guitar
1978 Bob Lemon replaces Billy Martin as Yankee manager
1978 Cin Red Pete Rose sets NL record hitting in 38 consecutive games
1978 John Lydon forms rock group Public Ltd Image
1979 109 cm rainfall at Alvin Texas (state record)
1980 Train crash at Winsum, 9 die
1980 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1981 Voyager 2 encounters Saturn
1982 20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0)
1982 37th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Janet Anderson
1982 France performs nuclear Test
1983 1st non-human primate (baboon) conceived in a lab dish, San Antonio
1983 Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted $2.25 billion
1984 Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes 1st woman to walk in space
1985 Spokeswoman for Rock Hudson confirmed he had AIDS
1985 Steve Cram runs world record 1 mile (3:46.32)
1985 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1985 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1985 Uganda suspends constitution following coup
1986 Sikhs extremist kill 16 hindus in Muhktsar India
1987 Sherri Martel beats Fabulous Moolah for WWF Woman's Championship Belt
1987 USSR launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton Earth-study satellite
1988 Mindy Duncan, 16, of Oregon, crowned 6th Miss Teen USA
1988 Pedro Delgado wins Tour de France
1989 Brandi Sherwood, of Idaho, crowned 7th Miss Teen USA
1990 "Les Miserables," opens at Princess Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver
1990 KC Royal George Brett hits for the cycle
1990 Nadezhda Ryashkina of USSR sets 10K walk woman's record (41:56.23)
1990 Roseanne Barr sings National Anthem at San Diego Padre game
1990 US Ambassador tells Iraq, US won't take sides in Iraq-Kuwait dispute
1990 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1991 Howard Stern adds a 4th radio market (KLSX FM-97.1 Los Angeles)
1991 Seattle Jay Buhner hits a 479' HR in Yankee Stadium
1991 Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long treated for an apparent suicide attempt after he learned he tested positive for steroid use
1992 25th Olympic Summer games opens in Barcelona, Spain
1992 Army refused to overturn 127 year old conviction against Dr Mudd
1993 31st Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
1993 48th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Lauri Merten
1993 Designer Claude Montana (44) weds his model Wallis Franken (44)
1993 Israeli offensive against terrorist bases in South Lebanon
1993 Miguel Indurain wins his 3rd Tour de France
1994 Jordan & Israeli end 46 year state of war (Wash DC)
1996 Kim LaPlante of Washington state crowned Mrs United States
1997 Autumn Jackson, found guilty of trying to extort $40M from Bill Cosby
1997 Carroll O'Connor found not guilty of slandering Harry Perzigian
1997 Howard Stern is fired from radio station, KEGL Dallas
1997 QB Brett Favre, re-signs with Green Bay Packers for $50M for 7 yrs
1997 Rocker Rick Danko gets suspended sentence in Japan for drug smuggling
1997 Vincent "The Chin" Gigante found guilty of racketeering in NYC
1999 54th US Women's Open Golf Championship

Birthdays for today in history Events  Deaths
0975Thietmar, bishop of Merseburg, German chronicler
1109Afonso I, the Conqueror, king of Portugal (1143-85)
1404Philips van Saint-Pol, Duke of Brabant
1517Jacques Peletier (du Mans), French poet/scientist
1575Christoph Scheiner, Germany, astronomer
1579Valerius Otto, composer
1626Geeraerdt Brandt, Dutch theologist/poet/historian
1654Agostino Steffani, composer
1657Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, composer
1683Pieter Langendijk, painter/etcher/playwright (Wiskunstenaars)
1691Alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini)
1715Immanuel J Pyra, German poet (Temple of Real Poetry)
1761Charlotte von Kalb, German writer
1772Gottlob Benedikt Bierey, composer
1775Anna Symmes Harrison, Ohio, 9th 1st lady (1841)
1778Heinrich Gebhard, composer
1780Christian Theodor Weinlig, composer
1786Giacomo Cordella, composer
1795James Barry, female disguised as a man, surgeon general (British army)
1800Heinrich R Göppert, German paleo-botanist
1804Carlo Boncompagni di Mombello, Italian minister of Education
1816Christian B Freiherr von Tauchnitz, German publisher (T Edition)
1822Schuyler Hamilton, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1903
1824Richard James Oglesby, Union (Union volunteers), died in 1899
1832Simon Hassler, composer
1840Flora Adams Darling, founded Daughters of American Revolution
1848Arthur Earl Balfour, (C), British PM (1902-05) (Balfour Declaration)
1855Edward Solomon, composer
1865Jac[obus] P Thijsse, Dutch biologist/educator (Contact with Plants)
1866Frederick Frost Blackman, English botanist
1867Max Dauthendy, German painter/author (Ewige Hochzeit)
1870Jan D Domela Nieuwenhuis Nyegaard, Dutch vicar (Young Flanders)
1876Gabriëlla V M Elisabeth, Queen of Belgium/duchess of Bavaria
1883Alfredo Casella, Turin Italy, composer (La Giara)
1884Davidson Black, Canada, doctor of anatomy (identified Peking Man)
1885Benito Lynch, Irish/Argentine writer (Caranchos de la Florida)
1890Julian Rivero, SF CA, actor (Son of Oklahoma, Via Pony Express)
1890Tom O'Brien, San Diego CA, actor (Physical Evidence)
1893Dorothy Dickson, actress/dancer (Paying the Piper, Danny Boy)
1895Yvonne Printemps, Ermont France, singer/actress (Le Duel)
1896Richard N Gale, English general/airborne commander (Normandy)
1897Hermann Ambrosius, composer
1899Arthur Lubin, film director
1899Ralph Dumke, Indiana, actor (Movieland Quiz)
1900Enrique Amorim, Uruguayan author (La victoria no viene sola)
1901Walter Breedveld/Reinier de Muntel, writer (Een ship vergaat)
1902Eric Hoffer, longshoreman/author (True Believer)
1903Andre Fleury, composer
1905Elias Canetti, Bulgarian/British novelist (Life-Terms, Nobel 1981)
1905Lila Lee, Union City NJ, actress (Midnight Girl, Blood & Sand)
1907Jack Gilford, NYC, actor (Save the Tiger, Cocoon, Arthur 2)
1908Joseph Mitchell, writer
1913John Cairncross, linguist (5th Man)
1914Woody Strode, actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante, Scream)
1915David Napley, solicitor
1916Ko van Dijk Jr, Dutch actor (Zaak M P)
1918Nan Grey, [Eschal Miller], actress (3 Grief Girl, Dracula's Daughters)
1919Hubert Booi, Bonairian poet (Golgotha/Muchila)
1921John Christopherson, artist/collector
1924Estelle Getty, NYC, actress (Sophia Petrillo-Golden Girls)
1924Frank Church, (Sen-D-Id, 1957-81)
1925Alistair Taylor, cricketer (one Test as opening bat for S Afr 1956)
1925Jerry Paris, SF Calif, director/actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show)
1926Teodor Grigoriu, composer
1927Midge Decter, St Paul Minn, anti woman's lib (Liberated Woman...)
1927Stanley Dancer, harness racer (4 Hambletonians, 3 Trot Triple Crown)
1930Maureen Forrester, Montreal Canada, contralto (Ressurection Symphony)
1930Murray Chapple, cricketer (NZ Test batsman through the 1950's)
1931Cornelis P van Dijk, Dutch minister of the Interior
1932Gibson N Kente, composer
1932Paul Joseph Weitz, Erie Pennsylvania, astronaut (Skylab 2, STS 6)
1935Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi businessman/billionaire/arms dealer
1935Barbara Harris, [Sandra Mankwitz], actress (Plaza Suite, Family Plot)
1935Laurent Terzieff, Paris, actor (Pharoah-Moses the Law Giver) [or 6/25]
1939Richard Akre Trythall, composer
1940John Pennel, pole vaulter (James E Sullivan Award-1963)
1941Nate Thurmond, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1941Raul Ruiz, Puerto Mott Chile, actor (Lexot, Capitolo 66)
1942Felix Ph Ingold, writer
1943Janet Margolin, NYC, actress (Take the Money & Run, David & Lisa)
1943Jim McCarty, Liverpool, rock drummer (Yardbirds-For Your Love)
1943Roy Acuff Jr, rocker
1944Helga I "Mijanou" van Baarzel, Dutch actress (Klaverweide-Alicia)
1944Molly Bennett Aiken, founder (riding for the handicapped)
1944Tom Dawes, rocker
1945Donna Theodore, Broadway singer (Hollywood Talent Scouts)
1948Brian M[ichael] Stableford, UK, sci-fi author (Day of Wrath)
1948Steve Goodman, Chicago, singer/songwriter (Somebody Elses Trouble)
1950Mark Clarke, rocker (Uriah Heep)
1951Vanessa, [Conny Witteman], Dutch model/singer
1951Verdine White, US bassist (Earth, Wind & Fire)
1952"Gorgeous" Jimmy Garvin, [Williams], NWA/WCW/AWA wrestler
1954Ken Greer, rock guitarist (Red Rider)
1954Lynn Frederick, Middlesex England, actress (Schizophrenia)
1954Walter Payton, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)
1955Bantubonke Holomisa, minister of Defense of Transkei (1988- )
1956Iman, [Abdulmajid], Mogadishu Somalia, model/actress (Star Trek 6)
1957Bogdan Musiol, German DR, bobsled (Olympic-bronze-1980)
1957Daniel W Bursch, Bristol PA, Lt Cmdr USN/Astronaut (STS 51, 68, 77)
1957Ray Billingsley, comic strip cartoonist (Curtis)
1957Roger Clinton, singer, President Clinton's half-brother
1958Henk Wanders, Dutch bassist (Frank Boeijen Group)
1958Thurston Moore, US guitarist/songwriter (Sonic Youth)
1961Katherine Kelly Lang, LA Calif, actress (Brooke-Bold & Beautiful)
1962Doug Drabek, Victoria TX, pitcher (Houston Astros, NY Yankees)
1962Mike Buncic, Patterson NJ, discus thrower
1964Jose Bautista, Bani Dom Rep, pitcher (SF Giants)
1964Tony Granato, Downers Grove, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
1965Illeana Douglas, Mass, actress (Picture Perfect, To Die For, Hacks)
1965Marty Brown, Owensboro Ky, country singer (Wildest Dreams)
1965Tom Dvorak, Braunschwieg GER, Canada equestrian dressage (Olympics-96)
1965Torey Lovullo, Santa Monica CA, infielder (Oakland A's)
1966Elke Jeinsen, Hanover Germany, playmate (May, 1993)
1967Dave Jareckie, Mexico City Mexico, US biathelete (Olympics-1994)
1967Ed Sprague, Castro Valley CA, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
1967Matt LeBlanc, actor (Joey Tribbiani-Friends)
1969Andrea Wieland, Atlanta GA, field hockey goaltender (Olympics-96)
1969Angela Melini, Saigon, Vietnam, playmate (Jun, 1992)
1969Jon Barry, NBA guard (LA Lakers, Golden State Warriors)
1969Kevin Smith, NFL tight end (Oakland Raiders)
1969Trevor Peres, US, metal guitarist (Obituary-The End Complete)
1970Nicholas CEJ Windsor, son of English prince Edward, duke of Kent
1971Billy Wagner, Marion VA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
1971Pedro Martinez, Manoguayabo Dom Rep, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
1971Stacy Dawn Cenedese, Miss USA-Wyoming (1997)
1971Tracy Murray, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors, Wash Wizards)
1972Craig Howard, Redding California, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Rolex)
1972Kevin Roberts, cricketer (NSW middle-order batsman since 1994-95)
1974Lysa Jackson, Miss South Carolina USA (1996)
1974Todd Fuller, NBA center (SF Warriors)
1975Jay R Ferguson Jr, Dallas Tx, actor (Taylor Newton-Evening Shade)
1978Caroline Nicole Brigman, Miss South Carolina Teen USA (1997)
1978Louise Joy Brown, Oldham England, world's 1st "test tube baby"
1982Brad Renfro, actor (Client)

Deaths for today in history Events  Birthdays
0306Gaius Flavius V Constantius, under-emperor of Rome 297-306, dies
1471John Soreth, French general, dies
1492Innocent VII, [Giovanni B Cibo], Italian Pope (1484-92), dies
1539Lorenzo Campeggi(east), archbishop of Bologna/diplomat, dies at 65
1564Ferdinand I, German Emperor (1558-64), dies at 61
1570Ivan Viskovati, chancellor of Russia, executed
1580Baltazar Alvarez, Spanish jesuit/writer, dies at 47
1593Steven Haghen, navigator/governor of Ambon (1617-18), dies at 61
1616Andreas Libavius, German alchemist, dies
1624Steven van der Haghen, admiral/gov on Ambon 1617-8, dies at about 61
1675Nicolas Saboly, composer, dies at 61
1721Geleyn Evertsen, lt-admiral of Zealand, dies at 66
1739Johannes van der Hagen, vicar/genealogy/chronologist, dies at 73
1759Johann C Altnikol, German organist/klavecinist/composer, dies at 39
1759Theodoor Verhaegen, Flemish sculptor, dies
1794André-Marie Chénier, French poet (Avis aux Français sur leurs), dies
1804William Forsyth, English gardening expert (Forsythia), dies
1814Charles Dibdin, composer, dies at 69
1826Pavel I Pestel, Russian officer, hanged at 33 [OS Jul 13]
1834S T Coleridge, writer, dies at 61
1834Samuel Taylor Coleridge, British poet, dies at 61
1853Joaquin Murietta, Chilian/Us military man, murdered
1857Joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer, dies at 54
1864Clement Hoffman Stevens, Us banker/inventor/Conf brig-gen, dies at 42
1866Aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist, dies
1911Filippo Capocci, composer, dies at 71
1912Lawrence Alma Tadema, Dutch/British painter, dies at 76
1918Carlos Guido y Spano, Arg poet (Mexico, canto épico), dies
1918Franiska zu Reventlow, writer, dies at 47
1922Jarolslaw Zielinski, composer, dies at 75
1927Matilde Serao, [Tuffolina], Italian writer (Land of Cockayne), dies
1932Cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron/writer (It Bolleken), dies [or 1936]
1934Engelbert Dollfuss, Austrian chancellor assassinated by nazis
1944Lesley J McNair, US lt-general, killed by US bomb at St-L“
1946Narziss Oh, German psychology, dies
1950E Langgässer, writer, dies at 51
1952Herbert Murrill, composer, dies at 43
1955Ilmari Hannikainen, composer, dies at 62
1955Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, composer, dies at 55
1958"Sensational" Sherri Martel, woman's wrestling champ (WWF)
1958Harry Warner, US movie pionier (Warner Bros), dies at 81
1959Isaac Halevi Herzog, chief rabbi of Israel (1936-59), dies at 71
1961J H F Grönloh, [Nescio], author (Above the Vale), dies at 80
1966Montgomery Clift, movie actor (From Here to Eternity), dies
1966Frank O'Hara, writer, dies at 40
1967W Gombrowicz, writer, dies at 62
1969Douglas Stuart Moore, composer, dies at 75
1971Leroy Robertson, composer, dies at 74
1974Walter Brennan, actor (Real McCoys), dies at 79
1981Ian Martin, actor (Uncle Bill-O'Neills), dies at 69
1982Beene Dubbelboer, writer (Turfgasgenerator), dies at 76
1983Jerome Moross, US composer (Frankie & Johnny), dies at 69
1986Vincente Minnelli, director (Gigi, Goodbye Charlie), dies in LA at 76
1986Theodore H "Ted" Lyons, pitcher (Chic White Sox), dies at 85
1987Malcolm Baldrige, Secretary of Commerce, dies of internal injuries
1991Brian Haines, actor (Adv of Robin Hood, It), dies at 70
1991Kaganovitch, Russian minister of Transport for Stalin, dies
1991Toni Gerry, actress (Bullet for Joey, Lust for Life), dies at 61
1992Alfred Drake, Broadway actor (Oklahoma), dies of heart failure at 78
1992Hope Miller, actress (Bwana Devil), dies of breast cancer at 63
1993Nan Grey, actress (Invisible Man Returns), dies on 75th birthday
1994John M Dengler, jazz Bass Sax/Trumpet/Trombone, dies at 67
1995Charlie Rich, country singer (Lonely Weekends), dies at 62
1995Janice Elliott, novelist, dies at 63
1995Osvaldo Pugliese, musician/composer, dies at 89
1996Raymond O'Malley, teacher, dies at 87
1997Ben Hogan, golfer (Masters, Brit Open, US Open-1953), dies at 84
1997Dora Maar, Picasso model/companion, dies at 89
1997Margaret Farrer, midwife, dies at 83

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