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0587 Treaty of Andelot: King Guntram takes cousin Childebert II as heir
0741 St Gregory III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1340 Battle of Salado Spain: last Moor invasion driven back
1443 George Kastriotis [Skanderberg] proclaims Albania principality
1520 Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing Pacific Ocean
1569 Duke of Alva forces bishop Nicolaas van Nieuwland of Haarlem to resign
1582 Playwright & poet William Shakespeare weds Anne Hathaway
1660 London Royal Society forms
1670 Pierre Corneille's "Tite et Bérénice," premieres in Paris
1710 Battle at Brihuega: English General Stanhope captured
1745 -29] French troops attack indians of Saratoga, NY
1757 England condemns ceasefire of Kloster-Seven
1775 2nd Continental Congress formally establishes US Navy
1776 Washington & his troops cross Delaware River
1795 US pays $800,000 & a frigate as tribute to Algiers & Tunis
1813 Kosacks occupy Utrecht
1821 Panama declares independence from Spain
1833 Charles Darwin rides through Las Pietras, returning to Montevideo
1847 Bologna: church San Francisco dei Minori Conventuali initiated with premier of Rossini's Tantum ergo
1853 Olympia forms as capital of Washington Territory
1854 Dutch army stops Chinese uprising in Borneo
1861 Confederate congress officially admits Missouri to Confederate Army
1862 Battle at Cane Hill, Arkansas (475 casualties)
1862 Battle of Hooly Spring, MS
1864 3rd day of Battles at Waynesboro/Jones's Plantation, Georgia
1864 Battle of New Creek, WV (Rosser's Raid, Ft Kelly)
1871 Ku Klux Klan trials began in Federal District Court in SC
1875 Verney Cameroon reaches East Africa
1879 Battle at Lydenburg S Africa: Gen Wolseley beats Sekhukhenes Pedi-Zulu
1895 America's 1st auto race starts; 6 cars, 55 miles, winner avg 7 MPH
1899 Battle of Mud river (Boer general. Cronjé beats British gen Methuen)
1901 Gustav Mahler's 4th Symphony in G, premieres
1904 Germany defeats Hottentotten in Warmbad SW-Africa
1905 Arthur Griffith forms Sinn Fein in Dublin
1906 Tommy Burns & Jack O'Brien fight to a draw in 20 for hw boxing title
1908 154 men die in coal mine explosion at Marianna Pa
1911 Zapata proclaims Plan of Ayala Mexico
1912 Albania declares it's Indepenence from Turkey
1913 Heavyweight Jack Johnson KOs André Spaul in Paris
1916 1st (German) air attack on London
1917 Sigmund Rombergs revue "Over the Top," premieres in NYC
1918 Emperor Wilhelm of Prussia & Germany, abdicates
1919 US-born Lady Astor elected 1st female member of British Parliament
1921 Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Bah  (Bah 'í festival-Qawl 6, 78)
1922 6 old minsters in Greece, executed
1922 Capt Cyril Turner (RAF) gives 1st skywriting exhibition (NYC) Turner spelled out "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200." 47,000 called
1924 Pieter Jelle Troelstra leaves 2nd Chamber
1925 7th French govt of Briand sworn-in
1925 Grand Ole Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio Nashville Tn
1925 NHL goalie Georges Vézina collapses & dies of TB 4 months later
1927 J McHugh & D Fields' musical "Delmar's Revels," premieres in NYC
1929 Adm Richard E Byrd makes 1st South Pole flight
1929 Ernie Nevers scores all 40 pts for Chic Cards vs Bears (NFL record)
1930 Howard Hanson's 2nd Symphony "Romantic," premieres
1931 Bradman scores 226, the 1st Test Cricket century at Gabba, v S Afr
1932 France & USSR signs not-attack treaty
1932 Groucho Marx performed on radio for 1st time
1934 Churchill tells Premier Baldwin not to under estimate German air power
1938 4th Heisman Trophy Award: Davey O'Brien, Texas Christian (QB)
1939 Nazi Gov-Gen of Poland, Hans Frank organizes Judenrat
1939 Soviet govt revokes Russian-Finnish non-attack treaty
1940 Cleveringa arrested by nazis
1941 German troops vacate Rostov
1942 500 die in a fire that destroyed Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston
1942 Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire kills 602 (Boston Mass)
1943 FDR, Churchill & Stalin met at Tehran to map out strategy
1944 1st allied ship sails into Schelde Antwerp
1944 400 Rotterdammers attack coal warehouse
1944 Hal Newhouser is named AL MVP
1944 In reprisal 40 Dutch men are executed by Nazis
1944 US 121st Infantry regiment occupies Hrtgen
1945 Aust Services draw second Victory Test Cricket v India at Calcutta
1946 French govt of Bidault, resigns
1946 Landverrader Anton Mussert to death sentenced
1948 "Hopalong Cassidy" premieres on TV
1948 1st Polaroid camera sold
1949 "Texas, Li'l Darlin'" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 293 perfs
1950 Walter O'Malley fires Burt Shotton as Dodgers manager
1951 John Van Druten's "I am a Camera," premieres in NYC
1951 Military coup under Col Adib el-Shishakli in Syria
1953 "Wish You Were Here" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 597 perfs
1953 41st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 12-6
1954 1st pro football game in Netherlands
1954 Cleveland Browns' Horace Gillom sets club record with 80-yard punt
1954 KCKT (now KSNC) TV channel 2 in Great Bend, KS (NBC) 1st broadcast
1955 KMVI (now WMAU) TV channel 12 in Wailuku, HI (IND) begins broadcasting
1955 KTHV TV channel 11 in Little Rock, AR (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 Photography begins on "... & God Created Women"
1957 "Look Homeward, Angel" with Anthony Perkins premieres in NYC
1957 Warren Spahn of the Braves wins Cy Young Award
1958 AL announces Opening Day in 1959 will be earliest ever, April 9
1958 Chad becomes an autonomous republic within French community
1958 Congo & Mauritania become autonomous members of French Community
1958 George "Punch" Imlach becomes coach of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs
1958 KCOO (now KABY) TV channel 9 in Aberdeen, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting
1958 Test Cricket debut for Wes Hall, v India at Bombay
1958 US reports 1st full-range firing of an ICBM
1959 47th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 21-7
1959 KOMC (now KSNK) TV channel 8 in McCook - Oberlin, NB (NBC) begins
1959 Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Princeps Pastorum
1960 CBS radio expands hourly news coverage from 5 to 10 minutes
1960 Mauritania gains independence from France (Natl Day)
1961 Ernest Davis is 1st black to win Heisman Trophy
1961 General Meeting of UN debates about New-Guinea
1961 Martin Walser's "Der Abstecher," premieres in Munich
1962 Telegraph between Netherlands & Indonesia restored
1963 1st million copy record prior to release "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
1963 Beatles "She Loves You" returns to #1 on UK record chart
1963 Crusher beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ
1963 WHNT TV channel 19 in Huntsville, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1964 52nd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 34-24
1964 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1964 Mariner 4 launched; 1st probe to fly by Mars
1965 Browns' Leroy Kelly sets club record for most punt return yds (109)
1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1966 Coup in Burundi overthrows monarchy; a republic is declared
1966 Dominican Republic adopts constitution
1967 33rd Heisman Trophy Award: Gary Beban, UCLA (QB)
1967 The 1st pulsating radio source (pulsar) detected
1968 John Lennon is fined œ150 for unauthorized drug possession
1969 Ted Sizemore becomes 7th Dodger to win NL Rookie of Year
1970 58th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 23-10
1971 "Me Nobody Knows" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 587 perfs
1971 59th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-11
1972 "Via Galactica" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 7 performances
1972 LA Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to Calif Angels
1973 Arab League summit in Algiers recognizes Palestine
1973 Balt Oriole Al Bumbry wins AL Rookie of Year
1974 Bowie Kuhn suspends George Steinbrenner for 2 years
1974 John Lennon's last concert appearance (Elton John concert in MSG NYC)
1975 Democratic Republic East-Timor proclaimed
1975 Test Cricket debut of Michael Anthony Holding, WI v Australia Brisbane
1975 Wings release "Venus & Mars/Rock Show" medley
1976 64th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 23-20
1978 44th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Sims, Oklahoma (RB)
1978 Reds fire manager Sparky Anderson after 9 years
1979 "King of Schnorrers" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 63 perfs
1979 Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes into Mt Erebus on Antarctica kills 257
1979 LA Dodger Rick Sutcliffe wins NL Rookie of Year
1981 "Merrily We Roll Along" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 16 perfs
1981 Bear Bryant wins his 315th game to out distance Alonzo Stagg & become college football's winningest coach
1982 "Pirates of Penzance" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 772 perfs
1982 70th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Toronto Argonauts, 32-16
1982 71st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Grenoble (4-1)
1983 9th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 6-is launched
1985 6th Belgium govt of Martens forms
1986 Hilbert van der Duim skates 1 hour world record 39.4928 km
1986 Reagan administration exceeds SALT II arms limitations for 1st time
1986 NBC's Ahmad Rashad marriage proposal is accepted by Phylicia Ayers-Allen during halftime of Det Lions-NY Jets football game
1987 South African Airways Boeing 747 crashes into Indian Ocean, 159 die
1988 Picasso's "Acrobat & Harlequin" sells for $38.46 million
1989 Rickey Henderson signs record $3,000,000 per year Oak A's contract
1989 Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci flees to Hungary
1990 Margaret Thatcher resigns as Britain's PM, replaced by John Majors
1993 "Gray's Anatomy" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 13 performances
1993 "Mixed Emotions" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 48 perfs
1993 81st CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 33-23
1993 Carlos Reina wins Honduras presidential election
1994 Norway votes against joining European Union
1995 James Brady, former white house press sect, suffers a heart attack
1997 Final episode of "Beavis & Butt-head," on MTV

Famous birthdays for this day Events  Deaths

1607Pietro Sforza, Italian theologist: Istoria del Concilio di Trento
1628John Bunyan, England, cleric/author (Pilgrim's Progress)
1632Jean-Baptiste Lully, Florence Italy, composer (Bellérophen)
1650John Palfijn, Flemish physician/inventor (forceps) [or Nov 25]
1704Jacob Mossel, governor-general (Dutch East Indies)
1757William Blake, English poet/painter (Songs of Innocence & Experience)
1763Matthaus Fischer, composer
1770F Louise W, daughter of viceroy Willem V & Wilhelmina of Prussia
1777Georg A Kestner, German art collector/diplomat
1784Ferdinand Reis, composer
1785Achille-Charles, duc de Broglie, French PM (1835-36)
1792Victor Cousin, French philosopher/minister of Education
1793Carl Jonas Love Almquist, Swedish composer (Törnrosens Buck)
1795Adolf Bernhard Marx, composer
1805John Stephens, US archaeologist; founded study of Central America
1810William Froude, England, engineer/naval architect
1811Maximilian II Jozef, king of Bayern (1848-64)
1812Ludwig Mathias Lindeman, composer
1820Friedrich Engels, Germany, social philosopher; Marx's collaborator
1820Lawrence O'Bryan Branch, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
1821Nikolai Nekrasov, Russ, poet/journalist (Who Can be Happy in Russia?)
1829Anton Rubinstein, Vykhvatinetz Podolia, composer (Omitri Doskoy) [NS]
1837John Wesley Hyatt, inventor (celluloid)
1841E M Grace, cricketer (brother of W G)
1843Manuel Gregorio Tavarez, composer
1849Albert J-BJ Th˜s, Belgian colonial pioneer (Congo)
1854Gottlieb J Haberlandt, Hungarians/German botanist
1856Alexandr Dmitriyevich Kastal'sky, composer
1857Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1874-85)
1864Carel A Lion Cachet, lithographer/wood carver
1866Arthur Frederick Augustus "Dick" Lilley, cricket keeper (England)
1866Henry Bacon, architect (Lincoln Memorial)
1866Johannes F "Johan" Bakker Sr, Dutch actor/husband of Truus Soete
1868Frantisek Alois Drdla, composer
1876Bert Vogler, cricketer (early South African googly bowler)
1878Jozef van Mierlo, Belgian Jesuit/literary (Hadewych)
1880Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat) [OS=11/16]
1880Marinus van Meel, 1st Dutch aviator
1881Stefan Zweig, Vienna Austria, poet/essayist/dramatist (Beware of Pity)
1883Paul Hastings Allen, composer
1887Bobby Watson, [Knucher], Springfield IL, comedian
1887Ernst Röhm, German staff member/Bolivian leader/SA
1887Jacobo Palm, Curaçaos pianist/organist
1892Thomas Wood, composer
1894Brooks Atkinson, drama critic (Broadway theater namesake)
1895José Iturbi, Valencia Spain, pianist (Peque¤a danza Espa¤ola)
1896Lilia Skala, Vienna, actress (House of Games, Flashdance, Charly)
1897Uno Choyo, writer
1898Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainian writer (Birth of Hero) [OS]
1900Lester Vail, actor (Dance Fools Dance, Consolation Marriage)
1902Victor Jory, Dawson City Canada, actor (Kings Row, Manhunt)
1904James O Eastland, (Sen-D-Miss)
1904Nancy Mitford, English author (Love in a cold climate)
1907Alberto Moravia, [Pincherle], Italian author (Indifferent Ones)
1908Arturo Frondizi, president Argentina (1958-62)
1908Claude Lévi-Strauss, Belgium, social anthropologist (Structure Anthro)
1908Roberto Lupi, composer
1909Aleksandar Rankovic, Yugoslavic partisan/vice-premier
1912Heinz Galinski, President (Central council for Jews in Germany)
1912Morris Louis, US painter (post abstract)
1913Hugo Pos, Suriname/Neth WW II prosecutor of minor war crimes Tokyo
1915Pamela Harrison, composer
1916Guy Lapébie, France, 100K cyclist (Olympic-silver-1936)
1916Lilian Baels, English 2nd wife of Belgian king Leopold III
1917Kees Schilperoort, Dutch radio/TV host
1919Keith Miller, cricketer (one of Australia's best ever all-rounders)
1920Cecilia Colledge, England, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1936)
1922Helen Kinney Copley, newspaper publisher
1923Helen Delich Bentley, (Rep-R-MD, 1985- )
1923Phyllis Jenkins, literary & theatrical agent community activist
1923Ted Stevens, (Sen-R-AK, 1968- )
1924Kees [Gerrit C] Otten, Dutch flutist
1925Aurelio de la Vega, composer
1925Gloria Grahame, LA Calif, actress (Sue-Rich Man Poor Man)
1925Virginia Hewitt, Shreveport La, actress (Carol-Space Patrol)
1928Edward LeBone Molotlegi, chief of the Bafokeng
1929Berry Gordy Jr, Detroit, record company owner (Motown)
1931Dervla Murphy, travel author (Full Tilt, In Ethiopia with a Mule)
1931Hope Lange, Redding Ridge Ct, actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir)
1931Ian Skipper, English businessman/multi-millionaire (Heritage Projects)
1931Rinus Ferdinandusse, editor/author (Nude on Fence)
1931Thomas Enders, diplomat
1932Ben[jamin William] Bova, US, sci-fi author (Exiled from Earth)
1932Ethel L Ennis, US orchestra leader/jazz singer (Once Again)
1932Terence Frisby, poet/screenwriter (There's a Girl in My Soup)
1933Joe Knollenberg, (Rep-R-Michigan)
1934Carlos Farinas, composer
1934Dick Rhyan, Columbus OH, PGA golfer (1994 GTE-5th)
1935Randolph Stow, author/poet (Suburbs of Hell)
1936Gary Hart, (Sen-D-Co, 1975-86)
1939Gary Troxel, rocker
1940Bruce Channel, rocker
1940Clem Curtis, rocker
1941Laura Antonelli, Pola Yugoslavia, actress (Wifemistress, Divine Nymph)
1942Paul Warfield, NFL/WFL wide receiver (Cleveland, Miami, Memphis)
1943Randy Newman, New Orleans, vocalist (Short People, Love LA, Raindrops)
1944Rita Mae Brown, actress (Long Hot Summer, Slumber Party Massacre)
1946Joe Dante, director (Matinee, Twilight Zone, Police Squad, Gremlins)
1946Susan Spencer, NY, correspondent (48 Hours) [1946 approx]
1948Agnieszka Holland, Warsaw Poland, actress/director (Europa Europa)
1948Beeb Birtles, [Gerard Birtlekamp], rock guitarist (Little River Band)
1949Alexander Godunov, Russia, composer/dancer (Bolshoi) defected 1979
1949Hugh McKenna, rocker (Alex Harvey Band)
1949Paul Shaffer, Thunder Bay Ont, orch leader (SNL, David Letterman)
1949Victor Ostrovsky, Canadian/Israel, Mossad agent (By Way of Deception)
1950Ed Harris, Tenafly NJ, actor (Right Stuff, Swing Shift, Walker, Coma)
1952Jeff Fahey, actor (Darkman III, Crossover, Serpent's Lair)
1952S Epatha Merkerson, Saginaw MI, actress (Jacob's Ladder, Terminator 2)
1953Nadezhda Olizarenko, USSR, 800m/1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1980)
1953Sixto Lezcano, baseball player
1956Kristine Arnold, Torrance, singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo-Midnight Girl)
1956Lucy Gutteridge, actress (Top Secret, Trouble With Spies)
1958Dave Righetti, baseball pitcher (Yankees, Giants)
1958David Van Day, rocker (Dollar-Loves Gotta Hold on Me)
1958Kriss Akabusi, Great Britain, 4X400 runner (Olympic-silver-1984)
1958Tim Mullens, Dutch singer/guitarist (Ivy green)
1959Judd Nelson, Portland ME, actor (Breakfast Club, Jack-Suddenly Susan)
1959R Glynn Holt, Plainveiw Texas, PhD/astronaut (STS 73 alt)
1959Stephen Roche, bicylist
1960Deneice Lewis, Lynchburg Va, model
1960Ken Howell, baseball player
1961Jane Sibbett, actress (Teddy Z, Heddy Newman-Herman's Head)
1961Patty Zomer, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots)
1962Karen Marsden, Perth Australia, field hockey goalie (Olympics-96)
1962Matt Cameron, musician (Soundgarden)
1963Johnny Newman, NBA guard/foward (Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks)
1963Walt Weiss, Tuxedo NY, shortstop (Oakland A's, Colorado Rockies)
1964Cornelia Guest, debutante (Debutante's Guide to Life)
1964John Burkett, New Brighton PA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
1965David Ecob, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer
1965Matt Williams, infielder (SF Giants)
1967Anna Nicole "Vickie" Smith, Houston Tex, playmate (May 1992)
1968Jonathan Brown, NYC, rower (Olympics-5th-1996)
1969Dale Carter, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
1969Doug Petersen, CFL defensive end (Montreal Alouettes)
1969Marc Spindler, NFL defensive tackle/end (NY Jets, Detroit Lions)
1969Nick Knight, cricketer (England opening batsman 1995- )
1969Pedro Astacio, Hato Mayor Dom Rep, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
1969Pio Sagapolutele, NFL defensive tackle (NO Saints, Cleve Browns)
1969Robb Nen, San Pedro CA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
1969Sonia O'Sullivan, Ireland, 5k runner (Olympics-4th-92, 96)
1970Arshad Laiq, cricket all-rounder (United Arab Emirates World Cup 1996)
1970Evan Droop, Yarrawonga VIC, Australasia golfer
1970Jason Day, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1970Todd Perry, NFL guard (Chic Bears)
1971Karin Taylor, Kingston Jamacia, playmate (June, 1996)
1971William Simas Jr, Hanford CA, pitcher (Chic White Sox)
1974Jason Ferguson, defensive tackle (NY Jets)
1974Joerg Heckenbach, WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy)

Famous deaths for this day Events  Birthdays

0741 Gregory III, Syrian Pope, dies
1058 Kazimierz I Restaurator, duke of Poland (1034-58), dies
1262 Shinran, founder of Japan's True Pure Land Buddhist sect, dies
1499 Edward Plantagenet, 18th Count of Warwick, beheaded
1514 Hartmann Skull, German physician/historian (Skull's Liederbuch), dies
1545 Jacob van Liesveld, printer/"heretic" (Refeyen), beheaded
1559 Erasmus Sarcerius, German luthers theologist, dies at about 58
1590 Pierre de Loyseleur de Villiers, S Neth theologist, dies at about 60
1641 Robert Dowland, English luitist/son of John Dowland, dies at about 50
1680 Giovanni L Bernini, Italian sculptor/painter, dies
1695 Giovanni Paulo Colonna, composer, dies at 58
1785 William Whipple, merchant/judge/signer (Decl of Independ), dies at 55
1788 Charles C of Nassau-Weilburg, governor of Maastricht, dies at about 53
1794 Friedrich WLGA von Steuben, Prussian/US inspector-general of Washingtons army, dies at 64
1815 Johann Peter Salomon, composer, dies at 70
1827 Dov Baer Schneersohn, Lubavitch leader/author (Imirei Binah), dies
1859 Washington Irving, US author (Geoffrey Crayon, gent), dies
1860 Heinrich FL Rellstab, German music theorist, dies
1861 Robert Fuhrer, composer, dies at 54
1876 Karl Earnest Ritter von Baer, Estonian/German embryologist, dies at 84
1878 Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti, composer, dies at 78
1898 C F Meyer, writer, dies at 73
1899 Adrian the la Rey, son of South African general, dies in battle at 19
1907 Ricardo Castro Herrera, composer, dies at 43
1912 Heinz Galinski, chairman (Central Council for Jews in Germany), dies
1915 Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author/critic (C'era una Volta), dies at 76
1916 Marthinus T Steyn, pres of Orange-Free state (1896-1902), dies at 59
1918 Alexis Contant, composer, dies at 60
1927 Arthur Wichmann, German/Dutch geologist (New-Guinea), dies
1939 James A Naismith, creator of basketball, dies at 78
1940 Nicolae Iorga, author/president of Romania, murdered by fascist
1944 Bijnen, Dutch opposition leader (LKP), shot to death in Apeldoorn
1944 Camille Looten, Belgian priest/literature historian, dies
1944 Joop Brouwer de Koning, youngest Dutch radio operator, executed at 25
1944 Lode Zielens, Flemish author/journalist, dies at 43
1945 Dwight Davis, donator of tennis' Davis cup, dies
1947 Jacques-Philippe Leclerc, WW II hero (liberator of Paris), dies at 44
1954 Enrico Fermi, Italian/US physicist (Nobel 1938), dies at 53
1959 Lester Vail, actor (Dance Fools Dance), dies on 59th birthday
1960 Richard N Wright, US author (Native son), dies at 52 in Paris France
1962 Wilhelmina HPM, queen of the Netherlands (1898-1948), dies at 82
1963 Fred Uttal, TV host (QED), dies at 55
1963 Karyn Kupcinet, actress (Carol-Gertrude Berg Show), murdered at 23
1964 Charles Meredith, actor (Court of Last Resort), dies at 70
1964 Jan Fabricius, Dutch/English playwright (Dolle Hans), dies at 93
1966 Vittorio Giannini, composer, dies at 63
1967 León Mba, 1st president of Gabon (1960-67), dies
1968 Enid Mary Blyton, author (Before I Go To Sleep), dies at 70
1969 Roy Barcroft, actor (Eyes of Texas, Son of Zorro), dies at 67
1970 Fritz v Unruh, writer, dies at 85
1970 Jan Drda, Czech author (Nema Barikada), dies at 55
1971 Wasfi Tal, Jordan's PM, assassinated by Black Sept in Cairo
1972 Gustave Frederic Soderlund, composer, dies at 91
1972 Havergal Brian, composer, dies at 96
1976 Robert Fleming, composer, dies at 55
1976 Rosalind Russell, actress (Mame), dies of cancer at 68
1977 Trevor Bardette, actor (Clanton-Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies at 75
1978 Andre Morell, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles), dies at 69
1983 Christopher George, actor (Chisum, Heist), dies of heart attack at 54
1984 Hans Speidel, German gen/NATO-supreme commander (1957-64), dies at 87
1985 Fernand Braudel, French historian, dies at 83
1986 Herb Vigran, actor (Ernest-Ed Wynn Show), dies at 76
1986 Louis van Lint, Belgian painter, dies at 76
1987 Choh Hao Li, bio-chemist prof (isolated growth hormones), dies at 74
1987 Paul Arma, composer, dies at 83
1989 Jo[hanne M Bos-]Vincent, Dutch soprano (Songs for Life), dies at 91
1990 Tamara De Treaux, actress (ET), dies at 31
1992 Bill Kearns, US actor (Playtime), dies of lung cancer at 69
1992 June Joyce Lewis Fraser, entertainer, dies at 75
1992 Ronald Smeenk, Dutch cabaret performer, dies
1993 Abu Rish, Palestinian PLO-leader, dies at 23
1993 Garry Moore, TV host (I've Got A Secret), dies of emphysema at 78
1993 Kenneth Connor, English comic/actor (Carry on Sergeant), dies at 75
1993 Khaled Moustapha Zir, Palestinian Hamas leader, shot to death at 25
1994 Al Levitt, US/French jazz drummer, dies at 63
1994 Franfo Fortini, poet, dies at 77
1994 Jeffrey Dahmer, [Butcher of Milwaukee], killer, killed in prison at 34
1994 Jerry Rubin, US anti-war activist (Youth Party), dies at 56
1994 Ronald "Buster" Edwards, Great Train Robber, commits suicide at 62
1994 Vicente Enrique y Tarancon, Spanish cardinal, dies at 87
1996 Anna Pollak, mezzo-soprano, dies at 84
1997 Georges Marchal, actor (Dirty Game, Blondine), dies at 77

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