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Events for today in history Birthdays  Deaths
0368 Emperor Valentinianus visits Nijmegen
0451 General Aetius defeats Attila the Hun at Chalons-sur-Marne
0622 Prophet Mohammed/Abu Bakr arrives in Jathrib (Medina)
1258 Cathedral of Salisbury inaugurated
1378 Robert de Genève, "butcher of Cesena" crowned anti-pope Clemens VII
1519 Ferdinand Magellan starts 1st successful circumnavigation of world
1530 Luther advises protestant monarch compromise
1565 Spaniards capture Fort Caroline Fla & massacre the French
1604 Spanish army under Spinola recaptures Oostende
1620 Battle at Jassy: Turks beat king Sigismund III of Poland
1643 1st battle at Newbury: King Charles I vs Robert Devereux' armies
1664 Maryland passes 1st anti-amalgamation law to stop intermarriage of English women & black men
1674 2nd West Indie Company forms
1688 French troops occupies Palts
1697 Peace of Saki (ends 9 years war)
1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France from Scotland
1777 Paoli massacre
1787 Prince Willem V returns to Hague
1792 French defeat Prussians at Valmy
1793 British troops under maj-gen Williamson lands on (French) Haiti
1797 US frigate Constitution (Old Ironsides) launched in Boston
1828 Gioacchino Rossini's opera "Le Comte Ory," premieres in Paris
1830 1st Negro Convention of Free Men agree to boycott slave-produced goods
1833 Charles Darwin rides horse to Buenos Aires
1839 1st railroad in Netherland opens (Amsterdam-Haarlem)
1850 Slave trade abolished in DC, but slavery allowed to continue
1854 Battle at Alma Krim: 1,000 British soldiers died
1854 British & French defeat Russians at Alma, in Crimea
1859 George Simpson patents electric range
1860 1st British royalty to visit US, Prince of Wales (King Edward VII)
1861 Battle of Lexington, MI-captured by Union
1863 Battle of Shepardstown VA
1863 Civil War Battle of Chickamauga, near Chattanooga Tenn, ends
1870 Italian army under Victor Emmanuel II seizes Rome from the French
1870 Mayor William Tweed accused of robbing NY treasury
1870 Pope Pius IX surrenders to King Victor Emmanuel
1873 Panic sweeps NY Stock Exchange (railroad bond default/bank failure) NY shut banks for 10 days due to a bank scandal
1876 Ottawa Football Club forms
1877 Chase National Bank opens in NYC (later merges into Chase Manhattan)
1879 US Grants come to SF for elaborate extended visit
1881 Chester A Arthur sworn in as 21st president
1884 6.2 mile Arlberg railroad tunnel completed in Austria
1884 Equal Rights Party nominates female candidates for Pres & VP
1896 John Mcdermott wins 1st US marathon (NYC)
1902 Chic White Sox Jim Callahan no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
1904 George Ade's "College Widow," premieres in NYC
1904 Orville & Wilbur Wright fly a circle in their Flyer II
1905 Cleveland makes AL record 7 errors in an inning
1907 Pitts Nick Maddox no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 2-1
1908 Chic White Sox Frank Smith 2nd no-hitter, beats Phila 1-0
1911 Yanks set team record 12 errors in a double header
1913 19th US Golf Open: Francis Ouimet shoots a 304 at The Country Club MA
1917 British assault on Polygon-forest, France
1918 Royal Dutch Blast furnace & Steel factory opens in Hague
1919 2nd PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Engineers CC Roslyn NY
1919 Babe Ruth ties Ned Williamson's major league mark of 27 HRs
1919 Booth Tarkington's "Clarence," premieres in NYC
1922 Goodman & Atteridge's musical "Passing Show," premieres in NYC
1922 Rogers Hornsby ends hitting streak of 33 games
1924 Carl Mays is 1st pitcher to win 20 games seasons for 3 different teams
1924 Cub's Grover Cleveland Alexander beats NY Giants to win 300th game
1927 NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits record 60th HR of season off Tom Zachry
1931 Lou Gehrig's 4 RBIs break his old RBI mark of 175 en route to 184
1932 Chicago Cubs clinch the NL pennant
1932 Dutch South Seas rebaptized in IJsselmeer
1932 Gandhi begins hunger strike against treatment of untouchables
1933 Pittsburgh Steelers (as Pirates) play 1st NFL game, lose 23-2
1935 Pitts Crawfords beat NY Cubans to win Negro NL Championship, 3-0
1938 Dmitri Shostakovitch's Suite for jazz orchestra, premieres
1938 Emlyn Williams' "Corn is Green," premieres in London
1939 British fleet takes German U-27 boat
1939 Joe Louis KOs Bob Pastor in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1942 Gunther Hagg becomes world champ of all records from 1500m to 5000m
1943 Liberator bombers sinks U-338
1944 Nijmegen free
1944 Polish forces free Terneuzen Neth
1945 German rocket engineers begin work in US
1946 Churchill argues for a "US of Europe"
1948 "Magdalena" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 48 performances
1948 Mexican Baseball league disbanded
1949 Dutch Guilder devalued 30.3%
1949 Tennis player Pancho Gonzales turns professional
1951 1st North Pole jet crossing
1951 NL President Ford Frick elected 3rd commissioner of baseball
1951 Swiss males votes against female suffrage
1952 KPTV TV channel 12 in Portland, OR (IND) begins broadcasting
1953 Cubs Ernie Banks hits his 1st major league HR
1954 1st FORTRAN computer program run
1954 1st National People's Congress adopts Chinese constitution
1954 KETC TV channel 9 in Saint Louis, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
1954 Los Stravinsky's "In Memoriam Dylan Thomas," premieres in Angeles
1954 Roger Bannister awarded Britain's Silver Pears Trophy
1955 Willie Mays (Giants) homers off Vern Law (Pirates) in both ends of DH
1955 Willie Mays is 7th player to reach 50 HRS in a season
1958 Baltimore Oriole knuckler Hoyt Wilhelm no-hits NY Yankees 1-0
1958 Ferhat Abbas forms Algerian govt in exile (Cairo)
1958 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1959 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Links Golf Invitation Open
1960 UN General Assembly admit 13 African countries & Cyprus (96 nations)
1960 WFSU TV channel 11 in Tallahassee, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 After 84 1/3 innings Bill Fischer gives up a base on balls
1961 James Meredith refused access as a student in Mississippi
1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1961 Roger Maris hits home run # 59 & barely misses # 60 in game 154 of the season. Yanks clinch pennant #26
1962 Ben Bella wins 1st elections in independent Algeria
1962 Gov R Barnett refuses to admit a black to Miss Univ (James Meredith)
1963 JFK proposes a joint US-Soviet voyage to the moon
1964 Gnter Grass' "Die Plebejern proben den Aufstand," premieres in Berlin
1964 Paramount Theater (NYC) presented the Beatles with Steve & Eydie
1965 WXXW (now WYCC) TV channel 20 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 Passenger ship Queen Elizabeth II launched
1966 US Surveyor B launched toward Moon; crashed Sept 23
1967 Benin separates from Nigeria
1967 British liner Queen Elizabeth II launched at Clydebank Scotland
1967 Hurricane Beulah hits Texas-Mexican border, kills 38
1967 WCAE TV channel 50 in St John, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 WCIX TV channel 6 in Miami, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1968 Mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536
1969 18th Ryder Cup: Draw, 16-16 at Royal Birkdale, England
1969 Archies' "Sugar Sugar" hits #1
1969 Pitts Pirate Bob Moose no-hits NY Mets, 4-0
1970 Jim Morrison found not guilty of "lewd" behavior
1970 Luna 16 lands on Moon's Mare Fecunditatis, drills core sample
1972 Police find cannabis growing on Paul & Linda McCartney's farm
1973 Billy Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in battle-of-sexes tennis match
1973 Willie Mays announces retirement at end of 1973 season
1975 21st Ryder Cup: US, 21-11 at Laurel Valley GC Pa
1975 David Bowie's "Fame," single goes #1 for 2 weeks
1975 Gary Sentman draws a record 176 lb longbow to a maximum 28¬" draw
1976 Metroliner official opens in Brussels
1976 Playboy releases Jimmy Carter's interview that he lusts for women
1976 Sid Berstein offers $230 million charity concert for Beatle reunion
1977 "Estrada" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 7 performances
1977 Vietnam & Djibouti ask for membership in UN
1977 Voyager 2 launched for fly-by of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
1978 "Eubie!" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 439 performances
1978 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1978 Yamada Mumon Roshi visits Benedictine Abbey of Maria Laach Germany
1979 Coup in Central African Rep: David Dacko overthrows emperor Bokassa I
1979 Jose E dod Santos becomes president of Angola
1979 NASA launches HEAO
1980 Bronze plaque dedicated to memory of Thurman Munson at Yankee Stadium
1980 George Brett goes 0-for-4 dropping his avg below .400 for good
1980 Plaque dedicated in Thurman Munson's memory at Yankee Stadium
1980 Spectacular Bid runs in Belmont alone as 3 horses drop out
1981 24th Ryder Cup: US, 18«-9« at Walton Heath GC, England
1981 Belize declares independence
1981 Joe Danelo kicks then NY Giant record 55 yard field goal
1981 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
1982 Jalaluddin takes a one-day hat-trick Pakistan v Australia
1982 NFL players begin a 57 day strike
1983 3,112 turn out to see Pirates play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
1983 Cryptographic Communications System & Method (RSA) patented
1984 "Cosby Show" premieres on NBC-TV
1984 Cubs break 2 million in home attendance for 1st time
1984 Suicide car bomb attacks US Embassy annex in Beirut, kills 23
1985 Curtis Strong is convicted for selling cocaine to pro baseball players
1985 Walt Disney World's 200-millionth guest
1986 Wichita State Shockers blow a 35-3 lead; lose 36-35 to Morehead State
1987 "Big River" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1005 perfs
1987 39th Emmy Awards: LA Law, Bruce Willis & Sharon Gless wins
1987 Alain Prost wins record 28th Formula one auto race
1987 Dwight Clark ends NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
1987 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1987 Walter Payton scores NFL record 107th rushing touchdown
1988 Darrell Evans hits his 400th career home run
1988 Greg Louganis wins Olympic gold medal in springboard diving
1988 Wade Boggs is 1st player to get 200 hits for 6 consecutive seasons
1989 FW De Klerk sworn in as president of South Africa
1989 Musical "Miss Saigon," premieres in London
1989 USAir overshoots runway at LaGuardia Airport in NYC, 2 people die
1990 Both Germanys ratify reunification
1990 Saddam Hussein demands US networks broadcast his message
1990 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1991 Lion's Terry Taylor reinstated after 1 year drug related suspension
1992 Colleen Walker wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1992 Frances votes in favor of Maastricht treaty
1992 Leanza Cornett (Florida), 21, crowned 66th Miss America 1993
1992 Phils' Mickey Moradini makes an unassisted triple play
1992 Space shuttle STS-47 (Endeavour 2) lands
1994 Space shuttle STS-64 (Discovery 20), lands
1995 Cincinnati Reds becomes 1st team to clinch NL Central
1997 Yanks clinch 37th appearance in post season, 3rd consecutive
1998 Solheim Cup
2000 Patent on RSA cryptograph algorithm ends

Birthdays for today in history Events  Deaths
1593Gottfried Scheidt, composer
1653Benedict Schultheiss, composer
1663Pirro Conte d' Albergati Capacelli, composer
1665Johannes van der Hagen, vicar/genealogist/chronologer
1706Franz Habermann, composer
1744Giacomo Quarenghi, Ital/Russian master builder (Hermitage Theater)
1767Jose Mauricio Nunes Garcia, composer
1771Mungo Park, Scotish explorer (Africa)
1777Ramon Felix Cuellar y Altarriba, composer
1790Francisco Acu¤a the Figueroa, Uruguayan poet (Toraidas)
1791Sergei T Aksakov, Russian writer (Semejnaja chronika)
1795Charles Heinrich Christoph Zeuner, composer
1795Peter of Limburg Brouwer, physician/classical/author
1809Sterline "Old Pap" Price, Major General (Confederate Army)
1810Alpheus Starkey Williams, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1820George Washington Morgan, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1820John Fulton Reynolds, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1832Johann Joseph Abert, composer
1833Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italy, journalist (Nobel Peace Prize 1907)
1842James Dewar, Scottish chemist/physicist (Dewarfles/cordiet)
1846Agnes Tyrrell, composer
1847Sergei G Netsjajev, Russian nihilist (Catechism Revolutionary)
1852Edouard baron Empain, Belgian railway builder (Paris Metro)
1859Yuan She-k'ai, Chinese general/president/dictator
1865Lubor Niederle, Czech archaeologist/slavist
1866Gustave Doret, composer
1869George Robey, [George Edward Wade], comic
1869Marcel Cachin, co-founder (French Communistic Party)
1872Maurice Gamelin, French generalissimo
1873Robert D Wrenn, tennis champ (US Open - 1893)
1877Armand Louis Joseph Marsick, composer
1878Upton Beall Sinclair, US writer (Jungle)
1879Jacobo Conrad, [Coco Lepol/Elias Martinus], Curaçaos composer
1879Victor Seastrom, Silbodal Sweden, director (Wind, Under the Red Robe)
1880Ildebrando Pizzetti, composer
1881Walter Kingsford, Redhill England, actor (My Favorite Blonde)
1883Albrecht G Alt, German theologist (Der Gott der Väter)
1883John G van Dillen, historian (Of Wealth & Oligarchists)
1883Maria Baers, Flemish social female worker/senator
1884Piotr Rytel, composer
1885Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, New Orleans, jazz pianist/composer
1886Charles Walter Stansby Williams, songwriter
1892Patricia Collinge, Dublin Ireland, actress (Tender Comrade)
1893Hans H B Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic)
1896Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga) [NS=Oct 2]
1897Efim Golishev, composer
1899Elliot Nugent, director (And so They were Married)
1900Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, Brazil general/pres (1964-67)
1900Uuno Kalervo Klami, composer
1900Wilhelm Weismann, composer
1901Leo Justinus Kauffmann, composer
1902Cesare Zavattini, Italian screenwriter (Ladri di Biciclette)
1902Kermit Maynard, Vevey Ind, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup)
1902Steve Smith, singer (Lawrence Welk Show)
1906David Sheinfeld, composer
1908Alexander Mitscherlich, German psychotherapist
1908Levon-Karapet His Holiness Vasken Baidjian, patriach of Etchmiadzin
1910Jacques-Baptise LeBrun, France, finn yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1932)
1911Frank Devol, Moundsville WV, orch leader (I'm Dickens He's Fenster)
1911Jan Mul, composer
1912Marianne Kunvari, writer
1914Kenneth More, England, actor (39 Steps, Doctor in the House)
1917Arnold "Red" Auerbach, NBA coach/GM (Boston Celtic)
1917Fernando Rey, [Arambillet], La Coruna Spain, actor (Matter of Time)
1918Peg Phillips, actress (Ruth Ann-Northern Exposure)
1920Alexander Thereat
1921Melvin "Slappy" White, comedian
1922David Lancaster Nicolson, businessman/politician
1922David Nicolson, businessman/politician
1922Frank Comstock, SD Calif, orch leader (Jimmie Rodgers Show)
1923Frances Heflin, Okla City OK, actress (Mona Tyler-All My Children)
1924Gogi Grant, [Audrey Brown], rock vocalist
1924James Galanos, Phila, fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1959)
1924John Vassall, spy/civil servant
1927Clarice Taylor, Va, actress (Nurse Bailey-Nurse)
1927Rachel Roberts, Llanelly Wales, actress (Foul Play, Doctor's Wife)
1928Joyce Brothers, NYC, pop psychiatrist ($64,000 question winner)
1929Anne Meara, Bkln NY comedian/actress (Stiller & Meara, Archie's Place)
1933Bob Banas, NYC, choreographer (Malibu U, Jonathan Winters Show)
1934Sophia Loren, Rome, actress (Desire Under the Elms, Black Orchid)
1935Keith J Roberts, England, writer (Irish Encounter, Ladies from Hell)
1935Lubos Fiser, composer
1936Dany Carrel, Touraine Indo-china, actress (Passionate Summer)
1938Eric Gale, US funk guitarist (Blue Horizon)
1938George J Hochbrueckner, (Rep-D-NY)
1938Jane Manning, soprano
1938Pia Lindstrom, critic (WNBC-TV)/journalist (From Russia With Love)
1938Tom Tresh, NY Yankee (1962 AL Rookie of Year)
1940Joseph J DioGuardi, (Rep-R-NY, 1985- )
1941Dale Chihuly, Tacoma Wash, artist in glass (Louis Tiffany Award 1967)
1941John A Wismont Jr, Calif, watercolor painter (over 50,000)
1942Robbe de Deer, Flemish director/producer (Fugitive Cinema, Bomb)
1943Roek Williams, [Willemze], Dutch singer
1944Jeremy Child, actor (Privilege, Taffin)
1945Laurie Spiegel, composer
1947Chuck Panozzo, Chicago, rocker (Styx)
1947John Panozzo, Chicago, rocker (Styx)
1948George R[aymond] R[ichard] Martin, US, sci-fi author (Wild Cards)
1949Jan Hendriks, guitarist (Doe Maar)
1950Debi Morgan, Dunn NC, actress (Angie-All My Children, Cry Uncle)
1950James P[aul] Blaylock, US, sci-fi author (Elfin Ship, Homunculus)
1950Loredana Berte, Milan Italy, singer/2nd ex wife of Björn Börg
1951Guy LaFleur, Quebec, NHL right wing (Montreal, NY Rangers)
1951JoAnna Cameron, Colo, actress (I Love My Wife, Isis)
1953Jeff Jones, Red Rider, rock bassist/vocalist (Red Rider)
1954Anne Mcintosh, British member European parliament
1954Brinke Stevens, [Charlene Brinkman] Ca, actr (Slumber Party Massacre)
1954Silvio Leonard, Cienguegos Cuba, 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1980)
1955Christine Oddy, British member European parliament
1957Arn Anderson, [Marty Lunde], wrestler (ECW/SMW/WCW/NWA/WWF)
1957Gary Cole, Park Ridge IL, actor (Fatal Vision, Son of Morning Star)
1957Vladmir Tkachenko, USSR, basketball (Olympic-bronze-1980)
1958Marty Schiene, Chicago Ill, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Illinois Open)
1959Lesley Thompson, Toronto Ontario, rower (Olympics-gold-92, 96)
1960Alice Regina Brown, Jackson MS, 4X100 runner (Olympic-gold-1984, 88)
1960James A Pawelczyk, Buffalo NY, PhD/astronaut (sk STS 90)
1961Becky Larson, LPGA golfer
1961Erwin Koeman, soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen)
1964Crispin Glover, actor (Back to the Future)
1965Robert Rusler, actor (Game of Love, Vamp, Thrashin')
1966Nuno Bettencourt, Azores, rock guitarist (Extreme-More Than Words)
1967Catherine Bond-Mills, Woodstock Ontario, heptathlete (Olympics-96)
1967Gunnar Nelson, rock vocalist (Nelsons-Love & Affection)
1967Kristen Johnston, actress (Sally Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun)
1967Martin Harrison, NFL defensive end (Minn Vikings)
1967Matthew Nelson, rock vocalist (Nelsons-Love & Affection)
1968Chris Waller, Evanston Ill, gymnast (Olympics-96)
1968Eric Turner, NFL safety (Cleve Browns)
1969Tommy Jeter, NFL defensive tackle (Phila Eagles)
1970John Copeland, NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals)
1971Andrew Lane, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1971Henryk Larsson, soccer player (Feyenoord)
1971Jenny Murdock, LPGA golfer
1971Ryan Terry, NFL running back/kick returner (Arizona Cardinals)
1972Jenny Morris, Maryborough Australia, field hockey fullback (Oly-96)
1972Vance Joseph, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets)
1976Markus Wieland, Tegernsee GER, hockey player (Team Germany 1998)
1977Ruth Moniz, NSW Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
1978Sophie Simard, Lars Germany, swimmer (Olympics-96)

Deaths for today in history Events  Birthdays
1168Paschal III, [Guido di Crema], Italian anti-Pope, dies
1384Louis, duke of Anjou/wife of Marie of Bretagne
1493Philippe Pot, governor/viceroy of Burgundy, dies
1586Anthony Babington, page/conspirator to Mary Stuart, executed at 24
1613Willem H van Est (Estius), theologist, dies
1624Isaäc Le Maire, Amsterdam ship owner, dies at about 66
1639John Meursius, [van Meurs], historian, dies at 60
1647Giovanni Del Turco, composer, dies at 70
1648Marco Ivan Lukacic, composer, dies at 61
1679Cornelis Evertsen the Young, vice-admiral of Zealand, dies at 51
1703Archibald Campbell, Scot milt man (blood bath of Glencoe), dies at 52
1706Pierre Verdier, composer, dies at 79
1731Sicco van Goslinga, Fries diplomat/sect of High Council, dies at 67
1773Pieter de Swart, architect (Delfts Port Rotterdam), dies at 63
1803Robert Emmet, Irish nationalist, executed
1806Utamaro Kitagawa, painter, dies
1807Charles G van Brunswick-Wolfenbttel, wife of F Louisa W, dies
1810Wouter J van Troostwijk, painter, dies at 28
1823Daniel Steibelt, composer, dies at 57
1839José Gaspar de Francia, dictator of Paraguay (1816-39), dies at 74
1863Benjamin Hardin Helm, US attorney/Confederate brig-general, dies at 33
1863Jakob Grimm, writer, dies at 78
1865William H Revere Jr, US Union brig-general, dies
1873Lulu Strauss und Torney, German poetess/writer, dies
1886John Liptrot Hatton, composer, dies at 77
1896Gottfried Conradi, composer, dies at 76
1897Karel Bendl, composer, dies at 59
1898Theodor Fontane, German author (Der Stechlin), dies at 78
1908Pablo Martin Melitou de Sarasate y Navascuez, composer, dies at 64
1917Herbert Morris, Jamaican deserter in France, executed at 17
1927George Nichols, actor (His Favorite Pastime, Star Boarder), dies at 62
1931Sam Morris, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1884), dies
1932Max Slevogt, German painter, dies at 63
1933Annie Besant, English theosophy (Esoteric Christianity), dies
1944John Grayburn, English (Victoria Cross), dies in battle in Arnhem
1947Fiorello H La Guardia, (Mayor-R-NYC, 1933-45), dies
1949Nikolaos Skalkottas, composer, dies at 45
1949Richard Dix, actor (Tombstone, Ghost Ship, 13th Hour), dies at 56
1957Jean Julius Christian Sibelius, Fin composer (Finlandia), dies at 91
1959Olin Howlin, actor (Swifty-Circus Boy), dies at 63
1960Lee Duncan, owner/trainer (Rin Tin Tin), dies of heart attack at 67
1960Michel Brusselmans, composer, dies at 74
1967Henri Mulet, composer, dies at 88
1968Frank Pelleg, composer, dies at 57
1971Yórgos Seféris, [Seferi dis], Greek diplomat/poet (I sterna), dies
1971William F Albright, US archaeologist, dies at 80
1971James Westerfield, actor (Travels of Jaime McPheeters), dies at 59
1973Ben[jamin F] Webster, US tenor saxophonist, dies
1973Glenn Strange, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke), dies at 74
1973Jim Croce, vocalist (Time in a Bottle), dies in a plane crash at 30
1974Carlyle Blackwell Jr, entertainer, dies at 61
1974Robert Herberigs, Flemish composer (La Chanson d'Eve), dies at 88
1975Saint-John Perse, French diplomat/poet (Nobel 1960), dies at 78
1976Johan Boskamp, opera singer/actor, dies at 83
1979Ludvik Svoboda, Czech general/politician, dies at 83
1984Steve Goodman, folk singer/guitarist, dies at 36
1987Michael Stewart,
1988Roy Kinnear, actor (Casanova, Pirates, Scrooge, Help!), dies at 54
1990Jackie Moran, actor (Janie, Barefoot Boy), dies of cancer at 65
1992K W Stackpole, cricketer (good Victorian batsman), dies
1993Leonard Parkin, British TV host (ITN), dies at 64
1993Loan Volkerijk, Dutch baseball coach (ADO), dies at 65
1994Jule Styne, Broadway composer (Gypsy, Funny Girl), dies at 88
1994Jimmy Hamilton, saxophonist, dies at 77
1995Monica Maurice, industrialist, dies at 87
1996Max Manus, resistance fighter, dies at 82
1996Murtaza Bhutto, politician, dies at 42
1996Paul Draper, dancer, dies at 87
1996Paul Erdos, mathematician, dies of heart attack at 83
1996Paul Weston, bandleader, dies at 84
1997Edmund Falkiner, jazz saxophinist/probation officer, dies at 59

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