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Events for today in history Birthdays  Deaths
0741 Zacharias becomes Pope
1294 Pope Coelestinus V becomes Pope (until Dec 13th)
1508 League of the kingdom signed (covenant against Venice)
1520 Martin Luther publicly burned papal edict demands he recant
1582 France begins use of Gregorian calendar
1652 Sea battle at Dungeness: lt-admiral Maarten Tromp beats English fleet
1672 NY Gov Lovelace announces monthly mail service between NY & Boston
1688 King James II flees London
1690 Mass Bay becomes 1st American colonial goverment to borrow money
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlies army draws into Manchester
1799 Metric system established in France
1810 Tom Cribb (GB) beats Tom Molineaus (US-Negro) in 1st interracial boxing championship (40 rounds)
1816 Dutch regain Sumatra
1817 Mississippi admitted as 20th state
1831 "Spirit of the Times" begins publishing (weekly horse racing sheet)
1864 General Shermans armies reach Savannah & 12 day siege begins
1869 Women suffrage (right to vote) granted in Wyoming Territory (US 1st)
1882 John Brahms' "Gesang der the Parzen," premieres
1887 Austria-Hungary/Italy/Great-Britain signs military treaty of Balkan
1896 1st intercollegiate basketball game (Wesleyan beats Yale 4-3)
1896 Alfred Jarry's "Ubu Roi," premieres in Paris
1898 Spanish-American War ends; US acquires Philippines, PR & Guam
1899 -15] British "Black Week" due to nederlagen in South Africa
1899 Battle at Storm Berge South Africa - Boers vs British army
1899 Frank Wedekind's "Der Kammersang," premieres in Berlin
1901 1st Nobel Peace Prizes (to Jean Henri Dunant, Frédéric Passy)
1903 Nobel for physics awarded to Pierre/Marie Curie
1904 King Peter I of Sweden named nationalist regime
1906 Pres Theodore Roosevelt (1st American) awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1907 Ruyard Kipling receives Nobel prize for literature
1910 JD Van de Waals wins Nobel Prize for physics
1911 Calbraith Rogers completes 1st crossing of US by airplane (84 days)
1911 Tobias Asser given Nobel prize for peace
1913 Kamerlingh Onnes receives Nobel prize for physics
1914 French government returns to Paris
1915 10,000,000th model T Ford assembled
1915 Pres Woodrow Wilson marries Edith Galt
1918 John A Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League
1919 NL votes to ban the spitball's use by all new pitchers
1919 NY, Boston, & Chicago, oppose AL resolution accusing Ban Johnson of overstepping his duties
1919 Nobel peace prize awarded to US president Wilson
1922 Nobel awarded to Fridtjof Nansen, Niels Bohr & Albert Einstein
1922 Pete Henry makes longest known NFL drop-kicked field goal, 45 yards
1923 Polish govt of Grabski, forms
1924 Aggrement reached on permanent rotation of World Series with each league, getting games 1, 2, 6, 7 in alternating years
1924 Willem Einthoven awarded Nobel for medicine
1925 George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel
1926 1st radio broadcast in the Sprinfield area (WCBS)
1926 2nd part of Hitler's Mein Kampf published
1927 Grand Ole Opry makes its 1st radio broadcast, in Nashville, TN
1929 Bradman scores 225 in 2nd inn of Test Cricket trial after 124 in 1st
1931 Jane Addams (1st US woman) named co-recipient of Nobel Peace Prize
1931 Manuel Aza¤a becomes premier/Niceto Zamora president of Spain
1932 King Rama VII (Prajadhipok) grants Thailand a constitution
1934 Fascist dictator of Latvia Ulmanis begins building concentration camp
1934 NFL adopts player waiver rule; applies after 6th game of season
1934 Saint-Adelbert cooperation formed by Catholic elite
1935 A's sell Jimmie Foxx to the Red Sox for $150,000
1935 White Sox sell Al Simmons to the Tigers for $75,000
1936 King Edward VIII abdicates throne to marry Mrs Wallis Simpson
1936 Stockholm: physicist PBJ Debije receives Nobel prize for chemistry
1936 England replaces King Edward VIII stamp series with King George VI
1938 26th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 30-7
1938 Ruth Fuller Sasaki, Zen teacher, Rinzai line, enters Zen priesthood
1939 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship, beat NY Giants 27-0
1939 KNVB celebrates 50th anniversary
1940 British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani)
1941 British battleship Prince of Wales sinks off Singapore
1941 Japanese troops landed on northern Luzon in the Philippines
1941 Japanese troops overrun Guam
1942 Hitler names Mussert "leader of Netherland people"
1942 North Africa: 5th German pantser army forms under col-gen von Arnim
1943 British 8th Army occupies Orsogna/Ortona Italy
1944 9 Dutch citizens hanged by nazis
1944 German counter attack at Dillingen-bridgehead at Saar
1945 Aust Services lose 3rd Victory Test Cricket to India by 6 wkts
1945 Preston Tucker reveals plan to produce the Torpedo, a new 150 MPH car
1947 USSR & Czechoslovakia sign trade agreement
1948 UN General Assembly adopts Universal Declaration of Human Rights
1950 Ralph J Bunche (1st black American) presented Nobel Peace Prize
1952 Izhak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd president of Israel
1952 WSLS TV channel 10 in Roanoke, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1952 Yitchak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd president of Israel
1953 "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" opens at Imperial NYC for 229 perfs
1953 KOMO TV channel 4 in Seattle, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 WSTV (now WTOV) TV channel 9 in Steubenville-Wheeling, OH (CBS) begins
1954 Albert Schweitzer receives Nobel Peace Prize
1954 Philadelphia Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
1956 Establishment of MPLA in Angola
1958 1st domestic (NY-Miami) passenger jet flight-National 707 flew 111
1958 U of Pitts agrees to buy Forbes Field from the Pirates
1961 Dr Ruth marries Fred Westheimer
1961 Houston Oiler Billy Cannon gains record 373 yards against Titans
1961 US performs nuclear test at Carlsbad New Mexico (underground)
1961 USSR & Albania break diplomatic relations
1962 Hunters Point (SF) jitney ends service after 50 years
1963 6 year old Donny Osmond singing debut on Andy Williams Show
1963 Zanzibar becomes independent within British Commonwealth
1964 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Dr Martin Luther King Jr
1965 "Yearling" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 3 performances
1965 Dutch ends economic boycott of Rhodesia
1965 Test Cricket debut of Doug Walters v England at the Gabba
1966 Israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature
1966 Nobel for chemistry awarded to Robert S Mulliken
1968 Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1970 North American Soccer League awards NY & Toronto franchises
1971 West German union chancellor W Burns receives Nobel prize of peace
1971 William H Rehnquist confirmed as Supreme Court justice
1972 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1973 1st time since 1885, tennis has 2 top males (S Smith & J Connors)
1974 European Economic Community calls for a European Parliament
1974 Helios 1 launched by US, Germany; later makes closest flyby of Sun
1974 Space probe Helios 1 launched
1975 Andrei Sakharov's wife Yelena Bonner, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize
1975 Terry Funk beats Jack Brisco in Miami Beach, to become NWA champ
1976 Wings release triple album "Wings Over America"
1977 Soyuz 26 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station
1978 "Platinum" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 33 performances
1978 67th Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Rancho Mirage (4-1)
1978 In Oslo, Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat accept 1978 Nobel Peace Prize
1978 Islanders ends 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3) to Canadians
1979 Piet Dankert appointed as chairman of European Parliament
1980 Soyuz T-3 returns to Earth
1980 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1981 -13] El Salvador army kills 900
1981 Jules Feiffer's "Grownups," premieres in NYC
1982 Heavyweight Michael Doakes KOs Mike Weaver in 1:03 in Las Vegas
1982 Soyuz T-5 returns to Earth, 211 days after take-off
1983 58th Australian Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats K Jordan (62 76)
1983 Danuta Walesa, wife of Lech Walesa, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize
1983 Last NFL game at Shea Stadium; Steelers beat NY Jets 34-7
1983 Raul Alfonsin inaugurated as Argentina's 1st civilian president
1984 1st "planet" outside our solar system discovered
1984 South African Bishop Desmond Tutu received his Nobel Peace Prize
1984 WNSY-AM in Newport News VA returns from WGH
1985 Bill to balance the federal budget passed by Congress
1985 Junta leaders Videla & Massera sentenced in Buenos Aires
1986 Atlanta Hawk Dominique Wilkins scores 57 points vs Chicago Bulls
1986 France performs nuclear test
1986 Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel accepts 1986 Nobel Peace Prize
1987 "Nightline" is seen in USSR for 1st time
1988 Washington Capitals 1st NHL scoreless tie, vs Mont Canadiens
1989 President Gustav Hus k of Czechoslovakia, resigns
1990 Hindu-Muslim rebellion in Hyderabad-Aligargh India, 140 die
1990 Soyuz TM-10 lands
1990 Space Shuttle STS 35 (Columbia 11) lands
1991 "Crucible" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 32 performances
1991 IM Pei receives $5 million for design of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1991 Jackie Martling walks off of Howard Stern show for 1 day
1991 Howard Spira sentenced to 2« years in prison for trying to extort money from Yankees owner George Steinbrenner
1992 "My Favorite Year" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 37 perfs
1992 NHL awards franchises to Mimai & Anaheim (for 1994-95)
1992 NY Yankees sign free agent pitcher Jimmy Key
1992 Orlanda Magic scores 14 3-pointers (2 shy of record)
1993 Dow Jones hits record 3740.67
1994 60th Heisman Trophy Award: Rashaan Salaam, Colorado (RB)
1994 European Campaign against Racism "All different, All equal" begins
1994 Nobel prize awarded to Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres & Yasser Arafat
1995 1st meeting of NBA expansion teams, Raptors beat Grizzlies 93-81
1995 Kelly Robbins & Tammie Green wins LPGA Diner's Club Golf Matches
1995 Michael Slater scores 219 v Sri Lanka at the WACA
1995 Muralitharan takes 2-224 in Australian innings of 5-617
1995 Ricky Ponting makes 96 on Test Cricket debut (Aust v Sri Lanka, WACA)
1995 Worst snowstorm in Buffalo history, 37.9" in 24 hours (Starting Dec 9 at 7 PM, breaks previous record of 25.3" in 1982

Birthdays for today in history Events  Deaths
1538Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian writer (Faithfull Shepherd)
1679Willem Maurits, Dutch count of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders
1691Cornelis Pronk, Dutch portrait painter/cartoonist
1741Agatha "Aagje" Deken, Dutch writer (For the Elderly & Children)
1764Louis-Sebastien Lebrun, composer
1765[Izaäk J] Alexander Gogel, Dutch minister of Finance/patriot
1787Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, Phila, pioneer of educating the deaf
1794James Wolfe Ripley, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1870
1805John E Feisser, theologist/founder 1st Dutch baptist church
1805William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist publisher (The Liberator)
1813Errico Petrella, composer
1813Zachariah Chandler, US, merchant/politician (found Republican Party)
1820David Allen Russell, Army Bvt Major General (Union), died in 1864
1821Nekrassow, writer
1821Nikolai A Nekrasov, Russian poet (Russkije Zjenjshiny)
1822Cesar-Auguste-Jean-Guillaume-H Franck, Liège Belg, composer (Rébecca)
1822Thomas Casimer Devin, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1878
1823Wilhelm Kuhe, composer
1824George MacDonald, Scotland, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie)
1830Emily Dickinson, Amherst Mass, poet (Collected Poems)
1830K lm n Tisza, premier of Hungary (1875-90)
1831Alexander Conze, German archaeologist
1851Melvil[le Louis K] Dewey, created Dewey Decimal System for libraries
1868Louis Victor Saar, composer
1870Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses)
1870Pierre Louijs, France, novelist/poet (Aphrodite, Woman & Puppet)
1870Rudolf W Canne, Fries playwright (Der de Wier Us)
1870T R McKibbin, cricketer (NSW & Aust off-spinner late 19th century)
1872Johann Babtist Thaller, composer
1872Ludwig Klages, German philosopher (study of graves)
1882Otto Neurath, Aust/Brit philosopher (Foundation of Social Sciences)
1883Andrej J Vysjinski, Russian lawyer/foreign min/UN-ambassador
1885Janos Hammerschlag, composer
1885Mario Varvoglis, composer
1886Victor McLaglen, England, actor (Informer, Acad Award-1935)
1886William Booth, cricketer (Yorks all-rounder, England before WW I)
1889Ray Collins, Sacramento CA, actor (Homecoming, Good Sam, Rose Marie)
1890George Merritt, London England, actor (I Monster, Q Planes)
1891Leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German/Swedish poet (O the Chimneys-Nobel 1966)
1891Nelly Sachs, writer
1893Walter Rein, composer
1894Earnest Haenchen, German new testament expert
1894Gertrud Kolmar, writer
1894Paul Dessau, composer
1897Karl H Waggerl, Austria writer (Power of Love)
1898Anton Mauve, Dutch painter
1898Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainian writer (Birth of Hero) [NS]
1901F Fischer, German war criminal (Breda 4)
1903George J Lewis, Guadalajara Mexico, sacotr (Don-Zorro)
1903Una Merkel, Covington Ky, actress (42nd Street, Abraham Lincoln)
1903William Plomer, Transvaal, author (Paper Houses, I Speak of Africa)
1904Antonin Novótny, Czechoslovakia, Pres of Czechoslovakia (1957-68)
1907Amedeo Nazzari, Cagliari Sardinia Italy, actor (Lure of Sila)
1907Michael Blankfort, US, writer/producer/director
1907Rumer Godden, England, author (Thursday's Children)
1908Arnold A van Ruler, Dutch theologist
1908Olivier Messiaen, Avignon France, composer (L'Ame en Bourgeon)
1910Dennis Morgan, Prentice Wisc, actor (Dennis-21 Beacon Street)
1910Jill Summers, actress (Agatha Coronation Street)
1910John Hammond Sr, NYC, rock/jazz producer (I Can Tell, So Many Roads)
1911Chet Huntley, Cardwell Mont, newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report)
1912Rien van Nunen, Dutch actor (Spuit Elf)
1913Morton Gould, Richmond Hill NY, prolific composer (Verdun)
1914Dorothy Lamour, [Mary Kaumeyer], New Orleans, actress (Road to Bali)
1918Anne Gwynne, Waco TX, actress (Ride 'em Cowboy, House of Frankenstein)
1918Professor Longhair, king of New Orleans music
1919Sven-Eric Emanuel Johanson, composer
1920Ragnhild Hveger, Denmark, 200m swimmer (Olympic-silver-1936)
1922Allen Dwight Sapp, composer
1923Abelardo Quinteros, composer
1923Harold Gould, Schenectady NY, actor (He & She, Martin-Rhoda, Big Bus)
1923Jorge Semprun, French writer (2nd mort de R Mercader, Z)
1925Carolyn Ashley Kizer, US writer (Yin, Pulitzer 1985)
1926Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, composer
1926Eddie Jones, "Guitar Slim" rocker
1928John Colicos, Toronto, actor (Battlestar Galactica)
1929Dan Blocker, Texas, actor (Tiny-Cimarron City, Hoss-Bonanza)
1930Clayton K Yeutter, Nebraska, US trade rep/Republican Natl chairman
1933Grenville Alabaster, cricketer (NZ tourist to Aust 1973-74)
1937Don Bies, Cottonwood ID, PGA golfer (1975 Sammy Davis Jr)
1937Don Sebesky, Perth Amboy NJ, orch leader (Jimmy Dean Show)
1938Yuri Temirkanov, Nalchik Russia, conductor (Kirov)
1940William Fred Dempster, Berkeley Calif, crew member (Biosphere 2)
1941Fionnula Flanagan, Dublin Ireland, actress (Rich Man Poor Man)
1941Jeff Jones, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler in 60's)
1941Peter Michael Goetz, actor (Jumping Jack Flash, King Kong Lives)
1941Tim Considine, Louisville Ky, actor (Mike-My 3 Sons)
1941Tommy Kirk, actor (Old Yeller)
1941Tommy Rettig, Jackson Heights NY, actor (Jeff's Collie-Lassie)
1942Bear Bossu, [Berend F Gertenbach], actor/vocalist (Pub Chantant)
1943Chad Stuart, rock vocalist/guitarist (Chad & Jeremy)
1943Jessica Cleaves, rocker
1943Theodore Wilson, NYC, actor (That's My Mama, Sanford Arms)
1944Tisha Sterling, Hollywood Calif, actress (Coogan's Bluff)
1945Eric Boom, Dutch guitarist/producer
1946Chris Kefford, rocker
1946Gloria Loring, NYC, actress/singer (Days of our Life)
1946Walter "Clyde" Orange, Florida, rocker (Commodores-Too Hot to Trot)
1947Sinaida Woronin, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold/silver/2 bronze-1968)
1948Brendan Harkin, rocker
1948Ralph Tavares, rocker
1949Linda Galloway, LPGA golfer
1950Simon Owen, Wanganui NZ, Australasia golfer
1951Frank Beard, US country rock drummer (ZZ Topp)
1951Johnny Rodriquez, US, actor (Nashville Girl, La Bamba Party)
1952Susan Hallock Dey, Ill, actress (1st Love, Partridge Family, LA Law)
1953Jack Scalia, actor/director (Amore, Deadly Desire, Donor, T-Force)
1956Michael VerMeulen, journalist
1958John J York, Chicago Ill, actor (Mac Scorpio-General Hospital)
1958Paul Hardcastle, keyboardist (Don't Waste My Time, Just for Money)
1959Burke Moses, NYC, actor (Sean Baxter-As the World Turns)
1959Mark Aguirre, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
1960Kenneth Branagh, Belfast, actor/director (High Season, Dead Again)
1960Paul Assenmacher, Detroit MI, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
1961Mark McKoy, Canadian track star (world record 50m indoor)
1961Nia Peeples, [Vernia], Hollywood, dancer/host (Fame, Party Machine)
1962John de Wolf, soccer player (Feyenoord)
1963Doug Henry, Sacramento CA, pitcher (NY Mets)
1963Gerald Sandel, soccer player (Sparta)
1963Michael Lofton, Montgomery Ala, fencer-sabre (Olympics-96)
1963Robin White, San Diego Cal, tennis player (US Open doubles 1988)
1964Luis Polonia, Santiago City Dom Rep, outfielder (NY Yanks, Orioles)
1965Jennifer Wyatt, Vancouver Canada, golfer (1992 Crestar-Farm Fresh)
1966Eric Naposki, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
1966Norberto Martin, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, infielder (Chic White Sox)
1968Rob Davis, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1969Darren Berry, cricketer (Victorian wicket-keeper since 1989-90)
1969Nadim Khan, cricketer (brother of Moin Pakistani lefty spinner 1993)
1969Rob Blake, Simcoe Ont, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, LA Kings)
1969Todd Furdyk, CFL tackle (BC Lions)
1970Bryant Stith, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
1971Amanda Hardy, Altona Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
1971Carla Sacramento, Lisbon, 1.5k runner
1971Manjula Munasinghe, cricketer (Sri Lankan ODI pace bowler)
1973Bernard Holsey, defensive tackle (NY Giants)
1973Marcus Wall, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
1973Rusty LaRue, NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)
1985Raven-Symoné Pearman, actress (Cosby)

Deaths for today in history Events  Birthdays
0969Nicephorus II Phocas, Byzantine co-Emperor (963-69), murdered
1041Michael IV, Paphlagonicus, emperor of Byzantine, dies
1198Averroës ibn-Rusjd, Moorish philosopher, dies
1490Antoine Haneron, Bourgundy diplomat, dies at about 90
1524Henry van Zutphen, Dutch Augustine/Luthern minister, burned to death
1572Cornelis Musius, Dutch humanist/poet, murdered at 72
1595Reynier Cant, mayor of Amsterdam, dies at about 59
1603William Gilbert, Queen Elizabeth's physician, dies at 59
1616Diogo do Couto, Portuguese historian/archivist of Goa, dies at 74
1638Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatian writer (Osman), dies at 49
1665Tarquinio Mercula, composer, dies
1749Gabrielle Chƒtelet, [La belle Emilie], writer (Voltaire), dies at 42
1770Theophil "Gottlieb" Muffat, German court organist/composer, dies at 80
1805Friedrich Franz Hurka, composer, dies at 43
1826Benedikt Emanuel Schack, composer, dies at 68
1830Simon Bolivar, South American freedom fighter/"dictator", dies
1833Dieudonne-Pascal Pieltain, composer, dies at 79
1875Otogaki Rengetsu, zen nun/benefactress of Tessai, dies at about 84
1877Federico Ricci, composer, dies at 68
1877Jared Kirtland, US physician/naturalist, dies
1888Mariano Obiols, composer, dies at 79
1889Anzengruber, writer, dies
1889Ludwig Anzengruber, Austrian playwright, dies at 50
1890Ludolf AJW Sloet van de Beele, gov-gen (Net India 1861-66), dies at 84
1896Alfred Nobel, Swedish Nobel Prize ceremony on this date, dies at 63
1904James Cranston, cricketer (scored 16 & 15 in Test for England), dies
1909Red Cloud, Sioux indian chief, dies
1910Pablo Hernandez Salces, composer, dies at 76
1911Joseph D Hooker, British botanist, dies at 94
1921Viktor Jacobi, composer, dies at 38
1931Max Elskamp, Belgian author/poet (Six Chansons), dies at 69
1935John H Aberson, 1st rector of Landbouw high school, dies at 78
1936Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer (Enrico IV, Nobel 1934), dies at 69
1936Robert Abel, cricketer (744 runs in 13 Tests for Eng 1888-1902), dies
1938Mario Pilati, composer, dies at 35
1939Wilhelm Grosz, composer, dies at 45
1946Damon Runyon, US journalist/writer (Guys & Dolls), dies at 66
1946Walter Johnson, great pitcher (Washington Senators), dies at 59
1958Juliane Gabriels, Flemish physician, dies at 72
1959Charles Jones, cricket batsman (WI in 4 Tests 1930-35, 63 runs), dies
1959Henri Vidal, French actor (Fabiola), dies of a heart attack at 40
1964Sam Cooke, US, singer (Sad Moon), slain at a motel at 33
1965Henry (Dixon) Cowell, US pianist/composer (Aeolian Harp), dies at 68
1966Boris Koutzen, composer, dies at 65
1967Ron Caldwell, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in a plane crash
1967Phalin Jones, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in plane crash
1967Otis Redding, singer (Dock of Bay), dies in plane crash at 26
1967Jimmy King, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in a plane crash
1967Carl Cunningham, rocker (Bar-kays), killed in a plane crash
1967Brazilio da Cunha Luz Itibere, composer, dies at 71
1968Thomas Merton, French/US priest/writer (7 Story Mountain), dies at 53
1968Patsy Moran, actress (Children of the Wild), dies at 65
1968Karl Barth, Swiss theologist/minister (Kirchliche Dogma), dies at 82
1969Franco Capuana, composer, dies at 75
1969Leigh Harline, composer, dies at 62
1971Jozef MLT Cals, Dutch min of Education/premier (1965-66), dies at 57
1972Mark A Van Doren, US literary (Our Lady Peace), dies at 78
1973Earle Foxe, actor (Dance Fools Dance), dies at 81
1974Paul Richards, actor (Dr Thompson-Breaking Point), dies at 50
1978Edward D Wood Jr, director (Plan 9), dies of heart failure at 54
1978Miura Isshu, Zen teacher, Hakuin Rinzai line, dies at 75
1979Ann Dvorak, actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), dies at 67
1979Fulton J Sheen, bishop (Life is Worth Living), dies at 84
1981John Kieran, TV host (Information Please), dies at 89
1982Roy Webb, composer, dies at 94
1982Freeman "Amos" Gosden, US radio actor (Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 83
1983Dorothy Cummings, actress (Dancing Mothers), dies at 84
1983Patrick O'Moore, actor (Jungle Gents), dies at 74
1986Susan Cabot-Roman, actress (Sorority Girl, Carnival Rock), dies
1986Kate Wolf, folksinger (Back Roads), dies of leukemia at 44
1987Jascha Heifetz, Russia, violinist, dies at 86
1988Dick Clair, comedian (Clair & McMahon, Facts of Life), dies of AIDS
1988Richard Castellano, aqctor (Honor thy Father), dies at 55
1990Armand Hammer, CEO (Occidental Petroleum), dies at 92
1991Berenice Abbott, US photographer, dies at 93
1992Carlomagno Andrade, Equadorian general, dies
1993Maroun Bagdadi, director/writer (Little Wars, Veiled Man), dies at 42
1994Ruth Evelyn Mansfield, doctor, dies at 92
1994Keith Joseph, British MP (C), dies
1994George G F van Renesse, concert pianist/music director, dies at 85
1994Garnett Silk, vocalist, dies at 28
1995Phillip Piratin, communist, dies at 88
1995Mary Madge Lascelles, literary critic/poet, dies at 95
1995John Francis Boyd, journalist, dies at 85
1995Gillian Rose, philosopher/writer, dies at 48
1995Darren Robinson, singer, dies at 28
1996Faron Young, country singer/actor (Hidden Guns), commits suicide at 34
1996John Duffey, bluegrass musician, dies at 62
1997Violet Carlson, stage dancer/singer, dies at 97

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