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Events for today in history Birthdays  Deaths
0406 Battle at Florence: Stilicho's Roman army beats Radagaisus' Barbarians
0476 Odoacer elected King of Byzantine
1046 King Henry III gives money to Utrecht Deventer diocese
1328 Battle at Kassel: French troops stop uprising of Flemish farmers
1328 King Philip VI of France, crowned
1441 Holland & Hanzesteden sign cease fire treaty
1542 Rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code
1553 Bishop Stephen Gardiner appointed English Lord Chancellor
1566 Beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam
1566 Land guardian Margaretha van Parma grants Calvinists rights
1582 French van Valois pays tribute to earl of Flanders
1614 University of Groningen opens
1617 1st one-way streets open (London)
1711 Admiral Hovenden Walkers fleet reach St Lawrence
1784 Eastern Tennessee settlers declare their area an independent state & name it Franklin; a year later the Continental Congress rejects it
1796 African Methodist Episcopal Church incorporated
1813 Battle of Grossbeeren - Prussians under Von Bulow repulse French
1821 Mexico declares independence
1833 Britain abolishes slavery in colonies; 700,000 slaves freed
1838 Mt Holyoke Female Seminary (South Hadley, Mass) 1st graduating class
1839 British capture Hong Kong from China
1850 1st national women's rights convention convenes in Worcester Mass
1862 Skirmish at Big Hill, Kentucky (2 Federal regiments)
1864 Union troops/fleet occupy Fort Morgan, Alabama
1866 Treaty of Prague ends Austro-Prussian war
1869 1st carload of freight (boots & shoes) arrives in SF, from Boston
1872 1st Japanese coml ship visits SF, carrying tea
1873 Albert Bridge creossing Thames opens
1879 Governor-general Charles Gordon of Sudan returns to Cairo
1883 Phillies make 27 errors against Providence (wild pitches, walks & & passballs count as errors prior to 1888)
1889 1st ship-to-shore wireless message received in US (SF)
1898 18th US Mens Tennis: Malcolm Whitman beats Dwight Davis (36 62 62 61)
1900 National Negro Business League organizes (Boston)
1903 6th Zionist Congres, Theodor Herzl declares Jewish state
1904 Automobile tire chain patented
1906 Chicago White Sox win 19th straight, beating Wash Senators
1906 Cuba's 1st president Tom s Estrada Palma asks for US intervention
1907 Pitts Howie Camnitz no-hits NY Giants, 1-0 in 5 inning game
1910 Fred Clarke makes a record 4 outfield assists for Pittsburgh
1911 British premier Asquith holds secret meeting about British strategy in case of war with Germany
1914 -24] German troops plunder Belgium
1914 Battle at Mons: general von Klucks troops beat Britten
1914 Gen von Hausen executes 612 inhabitants of Dinant Belgium
1914 Japan declares war on Germany in World War I
1915 Czar Nicolaas II takes control of Russian Army
1916 Military court of Berlin sentences Karl Liebknecht to 4 years
1917 Race riot in Houston Texas (2 blacks & 11 whites killed)
1919 "Gasoline Alley" cartoon strip premieres in Chicago Tribune
1920 M R Rinehart & A Hopwood's "Bat," premieres in NYC
1924 Mars' closest approach to Earth since 10th century
1926 40th US Womens Tennis: Molla B Mallory beats Elizabeth Ryan (46 64 97)
1929 Arabs attack Jews in Israel
1930 44th US Womens Tennis: Betty Nuthall beats Anna McCune Harper (61 64)
1931 45th US Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Eileen B Whitingstall (64 61)
1931 Count Gyula K rolyi becomes premier of Hungary
1931 Phila A's Lefty Grove, loses 1-0 (Browns) after winning 16 straight
1933 1st TV boxing match - Archie Sexton & Laurie Raiteri in London
1936 17 year old Bob Feller's 1st game, he strikes out 15 St Louis Browns
1938 England score 7-903 decl v Australia Hutton 364
1939 John Cobb (Britain) drives 365.85 MPH (593.48 KPH) at Bonneville Flats
1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop pact: East Europe divided between Hitler & Stalin
1939 USSR & Germany sign a non-agression pact
1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop-pact (Soviet Union neutral/Poland divided)
1940 German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London
1940 Queen Wilhelmina fires premier De Geer
1942 1st US flights to land on Guadalcanal
1942 Battle of Stalingrad: 600 Luftwaffers bomb Stalingrad (40,000 die)
1942 British Premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Cairo
1942 Walter Johnson pitches to Babe Ruth in pregame attraction that draws 69,000 for NY-Wash game (raises $80,000 for Army-Navy relief
1943 Red army recaptures Charkow
1944 94.5°F (34.7°C) in De Bilt Netherlands & 101.5°F (38.6°C) in Warnsvelt
1944 Allied troops capture Marseilles France
1944 General George Leclercs troops advance towards Paris
1944 General Montgomery consults with Generals Bradley/Eisenhower
1944 King Michael of Romania ordered his forces to cease fire against Allies & dismissed the pro-Axis premier, Marshal Ion Antonescu
1944 Romania liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day)
1944 Sammellager Drancy freed
1944 US 20th Army corp enter Fontainebleau/Melun de Seine
1944 US B-24 crashes into school in Freckelton England, 76 killed
1946 13th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Los Angeles 0 (97,380)
1947 Pres Truman's daughter, Margaret's 1st public singing concert
1948 Earl Bernadotte asks aid for fugitives to Palestine
1948 World Council of Churches formed by 147 churches from 44 countries
1950 Jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12)
1950 West Germany & Japan readmitted to Intl Amateur Athletic Federation
1952 Arab League security pact goes into effect
1952 Giants Bob Elliot is ejected for arguing a strike, Bobby Hoffman complete his at bat, he strikes out & is also ejected for arguing
1953 Braves Phil Paine is 1st former major leaguer to play in Japan
1953 Cyclist Arie Van Vliet becomes world champion sprinter
1953 Dutch DC-6 crashes near Ymuiden in North Sea, 21 die
1953 KBAK TV channel 29 in Bakersfield, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 Phil Grate sets record for throwing a baseball (443'3«")
1953 USSR performs nuclear test
1954 President Get£lio Vargas of Brazil resigns temporarily
1955 Betty Jameson wins LPGA White Mountain Golf Open
1957 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 China PR resumes fire on Quemoi & Matsoe
1958 Marie Ashton completes playing piano a female record 133 hours
1959 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open
1960 World's largest frog (3.3 kg) caught (Equatorial Guinea)
1961 Belgium sends troops to Rwanda-Urundi
1961 East Germany imposed new curbs on travel between West & East Berlin
1961 US lunar probe Ranger 1 reaches 190 km from Earth, falls back
1962 1st Europe-US live TV program (via Telstar)
1962 John Lennon weds Cynthia Powell
1963 Beatles release "She Loves You" in UK
1963 Ringo admits he wrote a song "Don't Pass Me By"
1963 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 Marilynn Smith wins Albuquerque Professional Amateur Golf Tournament
1964 St Louis Cards are 11 games back in NL, & win World Series
1966 Lunar Orbiter 1 takes 1st photograph of Earth from Moon
1968 Ringo quits Beatles over a disagreement, temporarily
1968 Yanks & Tigers play 3-3 tie in 19 due to 1 AM curfew
1969 Audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno,
1969 France's Une De Mai wins International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)
1970 Kathy Ahern wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
1970 Roberto Clemente compiles his record 2nd straight 5-hit game
1971 WGTU TV channel 29 in Traverse City, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1972 Republican convention (Miami Beach, Fla) renominates VP Agnew but not unanimous-1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley)
1972 Chicago's Dick Allen is 4th (Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, & Alex Johnson) to homer into Comiskey Park's center field bleachers
1973 Intelsat communications satellite launched
1974 John Lennon reports seeing a UFO in NYC
1974 Zaheer Abbas scores 240 Pakistan v England at The Cricket Oval
1975 Classical Way wins Championship Cup at Roosevelt Raceway
1975 Communists take over Laos
1975 Ethiopian junta under Mengistu Haile
1975 Free guitarist Paul Kossoff revived from dead after heart attack
1975 Philip Kapleau conducts 1st jukai ceremony in Poland
1975 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1976 Heavy earthquake strikes China, 1,000s die
1977 1st man-powered flight of a mile (Bryan Allen in Gossamer Condor)
1977 Marxist philosopher Rudolf Bahro imprisoned in German DR
1977 Yanks leap frog over Red Soxs « game in 1st place to stay
1978 Iranian students occupies Iranian embassy at Wassenaar
1979 Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in NYC
1979 Iran army opens offensive against Kurds
1979 UN's Vienna office opens
1980 Charlie Finley sells A's for $127M to Haas (owners of Levi Strauss)
1981 Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf
1982 Lebanese falangist leader Bechir Gemayel elected as president
1982 Seattle Mariner pitcher Gaylord Perry ejected for throwing a spitter
1982 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1985 Said Aouita of Morocco sets 1.5k record (3:29.46) in Berlin
1985 South African attorney/UDF leader "Dulah" Omar arrested
1985 West German top counter espionage Hans Tiedge moves to German DR
1985 Paul Hornung awarded $1,160,000 by a Louisville court against NCAA who barred him as a college football analyst for betting on games
1986 "Rags" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 performances
1986 Vrijkomend vulkaangas kills 1500 people in Nyos-more, Cameroon
1987 15-years old boy hijacks KLM B737, demands $1 billion
1987 Betsy King wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic
1987 Violent rainfall/floods in Bangladesh, kills 100s
1988 Mike Tyson & Mitch Green brawl at 4 A.M. in Harlem
1989 LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos, 1-0, in 22 innings (Rick Dempsey HR)
1989 Lewis/Everett/Burrell/Heard run world record 4x200 m (1:19.38)
1990 Armenia declares independence
1990 East & West Germany announced that they would unite on Oct 3
1990 US begins call up of 46,000 reservists to the Persian Gulf
1992 Kris Tschetter wins LPGA Northgate Computer Golf Classic
1992 Dennis Eckersley, who previously set record for most consecutive saves (40), is 1st pitcher to record 40 saves in 4 different seasons
1993 NY Dow Jones index reaches record high of 3,638.96 points
1993 Fred McGriff & David Justice are 6th to hit back-to-back HRs twice in same game
1995 Indians' Jose Mesa sets record with his 38th consecutive save
1995 Larry Hagman receives a liver transplant
1998 Minnesota LPGA Classic

Birthdays for today in history Events  Deaths
1486Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat
1524François Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)
1593Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)
1727Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer
1740Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41)
1751Louis-François Beffara, lexicographer
1754Louis XVI, Versailles, king of France (1774-93) eventually guillotined
1769Georges Cuvier, French zoologist (La Règne Animal)
1773Jakob F Fries, German philosopher
1809Juliusz Slowacki, Polish poet (Trip to H Land)
1818Rufus Ingalls, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1893
1829Moritz B Cantor, German math historian
1832Alexander Chambers, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1888
1851A Jir sek, writer
1854Moritz Moszkowski, composer
1864Eleftherios K Venizalos, premier of Greece (1910-15, 28-32)
1867Marcel Schwob, Frans writer/journalist (Le Croisade des Enfants)
1869Edgar Lee Masters, poet/novelist [or Sep 23]
1869James (Sunny Jim) Rolph, SF mayor (1912-31), MUNI backer
1879Alfreds Kalnins, composer
1881Louis Schelfhout, Dutch painter/graphic artist
1885Henry Thomas Tizard, scientist
1886Gottfried Rudinger, composer
1887Jo Sternheim, Dutch actor/playwright
1887Jo Sternheim, Dutch actor/playwright (Fatherland)
1887Jo Sternheim, Dutch actor/playwright
1889A Lichtenstein, writer
1893Roy Agnew, composer
1894Gareth Hughes, Llanelly Wales, actor (Midnight Girl)
1900Ernst Krenek, Vienna Austria, composer (Johnny Spielt Auf)
1901Cecil Rolph Hewitt, journalist/policeman
1901John Sherman Cooper, (Sen-Ky)
1903Mauritius van Haegendoren, Flemish historian/senator
1903William Primrose, Glasgow Scot, violist (Method for Violin & Viola)
1905Leonard Constant Lambert, London England, composer (King Pest)
1908Arthur Adamov, Kislovodsk Russia, playwright (Paolo Paoli)
1908Ben Barnett, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1938 England tour)
1908Cornelis van Dis, Dutch MP
1911Albert Alberts, writer/journalist (French battle)
1911Birger Ruud, Norway, 90m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1932, 36)
1911Carl Dolmetsch, director (Haslemere Festival)
1911Elizabeth "Betty" Robinson, US 100m sprinter (Olympic-gold-1928)
1912Gene Kelly, Pitts, dancer/actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way)
1912Jara Ribnikar, writer
1912Lord Kissin, president (GPG)
1913Bob Crosby, Spokane Wa, Bing's brother, orch leader (Bob Crosby Show)
1913Luis-Felipe Ramon y Rivera, composer
1913Stanley Kitchen, British chartered accountant
1916Mary Ward, [Myra Syriër], actress (Jenny Kissed Me, Playing for Keeps)
1918Guus [August CM] Hermus, Dutch actor (Jantjes, Soldaat van Oranje)
1919James Quinn, film producer/actor (Joey, Hammett, Overlord)
1919Robert Crichton-Brown, CEO (Rothmans International)
1920Aart Verstegen, ballet dancers/choreographer (Jolly Joker's Last Joke)
1921Sam Cook, cricketer (England slow left-armer in only Test)
1922Brian Young, Chairman (Christian Aid)
1922Jack Boddy, British trade union leader
1923Humphrey Fisher, TV producer
1923Kenneth Rickards, cricketer (WI batsman two Tests 104 runs)
1923Richard Adler, composer/songwriter (Damn Yankees, Pajama Game)
1923Wolfgang Sawallisch, Munich Ger, conductor (Vienna Symph 1960-70)
1924Denis Sargan, econometrician
1924Edvard Fliflet Braein, composer
1924Ephraim Kishon, writer
1924Siti Hartinah Suharto, wife of President Suharto of Indonesia
1925Sulkhan Fyodorovich Tsintsadze, composer
1925Wlodzimierz Kotonski, composer
1927Dick Bruna, Dutch illustrator
1927Houari Boumédienne, president of Algeria (1965-78)
1927John Hoskyns, director-general (Institute of Directors)
1927Martial Solal, composer
1928Gerd Natschinski, composer
1929Peter Thompson, golfer
1930Andy Ireland, (Rep-R-FL, 1977- )
1930Jack Bannister, cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart)/commentator (BBC)
1930John Fairclough, British scientific adviser
1930Michel Rocard, Courbevoie France, Prime Minister of France
1930Vera Miles, [Ralston], Boise City ID, actress (Psycho)
1931Richard Vincent, British chief of Defense
1932Mark Russell, Buffalo NY, political satirist/pianist (Real People)
1933Manfred Donike, chemist drug test pioneer
1933Pete Wilson, (Sen-R-CA, 1983-88/Gov-R-Ca 1991- )
1934Barbara Eden, [Huffman], Tucson Az, actress (Dream of Jeannie)
1934Christian "Sonny" Jurgensen, NFL QB (Eagles, Redskins)
1934Lojze Lebic, composer
1934Sonny Jurgensen, NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins)/sportscaster
1935Brendan Jackson, British air marshal
1935Loren Rush, composer
1935Roy Strong, writer/art historian/director (Victoria & Albert Museum)
1936Rudy Lewis, rocker (Drifters)
1938Roger Greenaway, composer
1938Ronny Cox, actor/singer (Robocop, Dr John Gideon-St Elsewhere)
1939Charles Wardle, MP/under sect of state British home office
1939Ronald [Ronny] A Casseres, minister of Dutch Antilles
1940Lee Majors, Wyandotte, actor ($6,000,000 Man, The Fall Guy)
1940Richard Sanders, Harrisburg Pa, actor (Les-WKRP, Spencer, Berrengers)
1940Tony Bill, SD Cal, actor (What Really Happened to the Class of '65)
1941Gloria Ehret, LPGA golfer
1942Nancy Richey Gunther, San Ant Tx, tennis player (US Doubles 1965, 66)
1942Patricia McBride, Teaneck, NJ, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co)
1943Bobby Diamond, LA Calif, actor (Duncan Gillis-Dobie Gillis)
1943Dale Campbell-Savours, MP (Lab)
1943Peter Lilley, MP/sect of state for British social security
1944Antonia Novello, 14th US Surgeon General (1990-92)
1944Lena Tabori, Stockholm Sweden, model/daughter of Viveca Lindfors
1947Keith Moon, English rock drummer (Who-I'm A Boy)
1947Rex Allen Jr, Chicago, country singer (Nashville on the Road)
1947Terje Rypdal, composer
1947Willy Russell, author/playwright (Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita)
1948Ernst Jansz, Dutch keyboardist/singer (Doe Maar)
1948Ron Blomberg, 1st baseman (NY Yankees)/1st designated hitter
1949Christopher Blake, actor (Alexa)
1949Geoff Capes, shot putter
1949John Bauldie, music journalist/dylanologist
1949Norah Ellen O'Neill, airline pilot (Flying Tigers)
1949Pieter J Biesheuvel, lawyer/Dutch MP (CDA)
1949Rick Springfield, Australia, (General Hospital, Jessie's Girl)
1949Shelley Long, Fort Wayne Indiana, actress (Diane-Cheers, Money Pit)
1949Woody Paul, [Paul Chrisman], Nashville, singer (Riders in the Sky)
1951Barbra Mizrahie, LPGA golfer
1951Jimi Jamison, rocker (Survivor)
1951Mark Hudson, Portland Ore, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show)
1951Queen Noor, of Jordan
1952Cathy St George, Norfolk Va, playmate (Aug, 1982)
1952Dalton Reed, singer
1952Mac Cone, Memphis Tenn, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics-96)
1953Bobby Gubby, rocker (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies)
1953Klaus-Dietrich Flade, German FR, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-14)
1956? Kennedy, daughter of future Pres Kennedy, dies same day
1956David A Wolf, Indianapolis Ind, MD/astronaut (STS 58, sk: 89/91)
1960Helen Rees, director (Design Museum)
1961Bobby Gubby, rocker
1961Julio Franco, Sp de Macrois Dom Rep, infielder (Cleveland Indians)
1962Glenn Healy, Pickering, NHL goalie (NY Rangers)
1962Kyle Clifton, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
1963Blaine Schmidt, CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1963Richard Illingworth, cricketer (England slow-left-armer 1991- )
1964Cam Emerson, Hamilton Ont, Canadian golfer (1989 Canadian Long Drive)
1965Anne Minter, Austratia, tennis star
1966Laura Richmond, Fort Dix NJ, playmate (Sep, 1988)
1966Rhonda Cator, Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
1966Rik Smits, NBA center (Indiana Pacers)
1967Karen Noble, Morristown NJ, LPGA golfer (1995 Dinah Shore-32nd)
1967Markus Ketterer, Helsinki FIN, hockey goalie (Team Finland)
1967Nancy Jane Cox, Campbellsville Kentucky, Miss Kentucky-America-1991
1968Christian Dean DiMarco, Huntington NY, PGA golfer (1994 Deposit-3rd)
1968Cortez Kennedy, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
1968Scott Kowalkowski, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)
1969Amanda Hope, Austin Texas, playmate (Jul, 1992)
1969Clayton Holmes, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
1970Andrew Henry, CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1970Fabian Wilnis, Dutch soccer player (NAC, De Graafschap)
1970LaMark Carter, Shreveport Louisiana, triple jumper
1970River Phoenix, Madras Ore, actor (Little Nikta, Stand By Me)
1971Hugh Douglas, NFL defensive end (NY Jets)
1972Anthony Calvillo, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1972Sheldon Benoit, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
1972Tony Carter, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)
1973James Roe, wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens)
1973Jason Clemett, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
1974Paula Gaye Montgomery, Cabot Ark, Miss America (Arkansas-3rd-1996)
1975Joe Andruzzi, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1976Kate Sobrero, soccer defender (Olympics-96)
1976Linette Smith, Miss Universe-British Virgin Islands (1996)
1977Nicole Bobeck, Chic, figure skater (US Champ 1995)
1978Kobe Bryant, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
1994? Beatty, son of Warren Beatty & Annette Bening

Deaths for today in history Events  Birthdays
0634Aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies
1305William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded
1328Nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle
1507Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72
1540Guillaume Budé, French humanist, dies at about 72
1591Luis de Léon, scholar/poet, dies
1618Gerbrant A Bredero, poet/playwright (Moortje), dies at 33
1628George Viliers, 1st duke of Buckingham, assassinated by Felton at 36
1668Artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), dies
1723Antoine Mouque, composer, dies at 64
1777Giuseppe Sellitto, composer, dies at 77
1802Corona Elizabeth Wilhelmine Schroter, composer, dies at 51
1806Charles Augustin de Coulomb, Fren physicist (coulometrie), dies at 70
1819Oliver Hazard Perry, naval hero, dies on 34th birthday
1825Amos Bull, composer, dies at 81
1831August WA Grave von Gneisenau, Prussian fieldmarshal, dies at 70
1839Charles Philippe Lafont, composer, dies at 57
1865Ferdinand G Waldmller, Austria painter (biedermeier), dies
1878Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, composer, dies at 77
1898Joseph Robinson, composer, dies at 82
1903Paul J C Gabriel, Dutch water colors painter/etcher, dies at 75
1914Felix Fivet, Belgian baby, executed by German troops at 3 weeks
1914George A Pogson, British consul in Puerto Rico, dies
1926Rudolph Valentino, silent movie idol (Sheik), dies in NY at 31
1927Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti, executed in Mass
1929Charles Van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God on Sea), dies
1933Adolph Loos, Austrian architect, dies at 62
1937Albert Charles Paul Marie Roussel, composer, dies at 68
1939Sidney Coe Howard, playwright (Silver Cord, Pulitzer 1925), dies at 48
1941Jack O'Connor, cricketer (four Tests for Aust 1908-09, 13 wkts), dies
1943Johann P Zilcher, German composer, dies at 88
1944Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer, dies at 63
1956... Kennedy, daughter of future Pres Kennedy, dies same day
1958Martin du Gard, writer, dies
1960Oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway librettist, dies at 65
1962Hoot Gibson, silent screen cowboy actor (Last Outlaw), dies at 70
1962Irving Fine, composer (Toccata), dies at 47
1965John Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer, dies at 67
1966Francis Xavier Bushman, actor (Ben-Hur), dies at 83
1970Nel Rose, dancer, dies at 55
1971Gisela Hernandez Gonzalo, composer, dies at 58
1971Oliver F McGowan, actor (Banning, Stagecoach), dies at 64
1972Balis Dvarionas, composer, dies at 68
1975Hank Patterson, actor (Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), dies at 87
1977Sebastian Cabot, actor (Giles French-Family Affair), dies at 59
1979Mian Mohammad Saeed, cricketer (1st Pakistan capt 1948-49), dies
1979Richard Hearne, actor (Capt Horatio Hornblower), dies at 70
1980Norman Shelley, English radio actor (Churchill's Speech), dies at 77
1982Stanford Moore, US biochemist (Nobel 1977), dies
1982Alberto Cavalcanti, Brazilian director (Herr Puntila), dies at 85
1986Charles Janssens, Belgian actor (Mira, Malpertuis), dies at 80
1987Siegfried Borris, composer, dies at 80
1989Helen le Clerq, Dutch dancer, dies
1989Ronald Laing, British psychiatrist (anti-psychiatry), dies
1989Yusef Hawkins, shot by 30 whites in Bensonhurst because he's black
1990David Rose, composer (Holiday for Strings, Stripper), dies at 80
1991Florence B Seibert, bio-chemist (TB), dies at 93
1992Wayne McLaren, Marlboro Man, dies of lung cancer at 51
1992Virginia Sale-Wren, entertainer, dies of heart failure at 92
1992Malcolm Atterbury, actor (7 Days in May, Wild River), dies at 85
1993Charles Scorsese, actor (Cape Fear, Goodfellas, Wise Guys), dies at 80
1993Edwina Lewis, actress (Boy Who Cried Bitch), dies of heart attack 42
1993Victorine Hefting, historian/wife of Bert Baker, dies at 88
1994Zolt n F bri, Hungarian director, dies of heart attack at 76
1994Richard Jock Kinneir, graphic designer, dies at 77
1994Rabah Stambouli, Algerian sociologist/politician, murdered at 65
1994Paolo Volponi, Italian communist/author (Machina Mondiale), dies at 70
1994Henri Rousselot, admiral, dies at 82
1995Vincent Gordon Lindsay White, tycoon, dies at 72
1995Johnny Carey, soccer star, dies at 76
1995James Pilditch, designer, dies at 66
1995Hedda J Garza, writer/political activist, dies at 66
1995Dwayne Rudolph Goettel, musician, dies at 31
1995Arthur Holt, politician, dies at 81
1995Alfred Eisenstaedt, photojournalist, dies at 96
1997Eric Gairy, PM of Grenada (1974-79), dies

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