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0388 Battle at Aquileja: Emperor Theodosius beats emperor Magnus Maximis
0754 Pope Stephen II, [III] makes Pippin de Korte, King of France
1148 Crusaders attack Damascus
1402 Battle at Ancyra/Angora/Ankara: Timur Lenk beats sultan Bajezid I
1434 Navigator Gil Eanes leaves Cape Bojador for Lisbon
1540 English King Henry VIII marries Catharine Howard, his 5th wife
1579 Cardinal Granvelle returns to Madrid
1586 Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe
1588 Spanish Armada sails to overthrow England's Queen Elizabeth I
1609 Admiral George Somers settles in Bermuda
1635 Spanish marshal Piccolomini conquerors Schenkenschans
1683 Anne Stuart marries prince Georges of Denmark
1696 De Croissy succeeds Le Plectia as French minister of Finance
1708 Monarch Amengkurat II [Sunan Mas] of Mataram gives himself up to VOC
1717 Prussian king Frederik Willem I gives compulsory education to 5-12 yrs
1741 Capt Bering discovers Mount St Elias, Alaska
1742 Prussia & Austria sign peace treaty
1808 Mahmud II succeeds Mustafa IV as sultan of Turkey
1821 Peru declares independence from Spain (National Day)
1830 Revolution in France replaces Charles X with Louis Philippe
1849 Memmon is 1st clipper to reach SF, 120 days out of NY
1851 Total solar eclipse captured on a daguerreotype photograph
1858 1st use of fingerprints as a means of identification is made by
1858 Nadar takes 1st airborne photo (in a balloon)
1858 William Herschel of the Indian Civil Service in India
1862 Confederate forces defeated at More's Hill, Mo
1864 2nd day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Virginia
1864 Battle of Atlanta GA (Ezra Church)-second sortie US700 CS4642
1866 Metric system becomes a legal measurement system in US
1868 14th Amendment ratified, grants citizenship to ex-slaves
1882 Opera "Parsifal" is produced (Beirut)
1883 Shocks triggered by volcano Epomeo (Isle of Ischia, Italy) destroyed 1,200 houses at Casamicciola killing 2,000
1886 English Salisbury govt forms
1887 NY Ranger center Mark Messier signs with Vancouver for $20M for 3 yrs
1896 City of Miami incorporated
1898 Spanish troops in Ponce, Puerto Rico, surrender
1898 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Retired Colourman"(BG)
1900 Hamburger created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut
1906 Yankees turn triple-play, beat Cleveland 6-4
1911 96°F (35.6°C) in De Bilt Netherlands
1913 12th Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
1914 Foxtrot 1st danced at New Amsterdam Roof Garden (NYC, by Harry Fox)
1914 Minister of Navy W Churchill routes British fleet to Scapa Flow
1914 World War I began when Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia
1915 10,000 blacks march on 5th Ave (NYC) protesting lynchings
1915 US forces invade Haiti, stays until 1924
1917 Silent Parade in NYC to protest murders of blacks in race riots
1919 Vrije Vakbewegings Internationale (VVI) forms in Amsterdam
1926 US & Panamanian pact about safeguard of Panama Canal
1928 9th Olympic Games open in Amsterdam
1929 Chicago Cardinals become 1st NFL team to train out of state (Mich)
1930 114°F (46°C), Greensburg, Kentucky (state record)
1931 Congress makes "Star-Spangled Banner" our 2nd national anthem
1931 White Sox score 11 in 8th to beat Yankees 14-12
1932 Battle between unemployed war veterans & federal troops, 4 die
1932 Pres Hoover evicts bonus marchers from their encampment
1933 1st singing telegram delivered (to Rudy Vallee), NYC
1933 NFL divides into (2) 5 team divisions
1933 Spain recognizes the USSR
1934 118°F (48°C), Orofino, Idaho (state record)
1935 Belgium's Romain Maes, wins Tour de France
1937 Eddie Paynter scores 322 for Lancashire against Sussex
1937 Richard Moore scores 316 for Hampshire against Warwickshire
1938 34,000-ton Cunard-White Star liner Mauretania launched at Birkenhead
1938 Bradman scores 202 Aust v Somerset, 225 mins, 32 fours
1939 5th Dutch govt of Colijn falls
1940 Radio Orange, London begins
1940 Yankee Charlie Keller hits 3 HRs to beat White Sox 10-9
1942 Nazis liquidate 10,000 Jews in Minsk Belorussia Ghetto
1942 Zionists partisans ZOB forms in Poland
1943 Italian Facist dictator Benito Mussolini resigns
1943 Pres FDR announces end of coffee rationing in US
1944 Hitler routes 4 division of South France to Normandy
1944 US 8th Army corp occupies Coutances France
1945 Japanese premier Suzuki disregards US ultimatum to surrender
1945 US Army B-25 crashes into 79th floor of Empire State Bldg, 14 die
1945 US Senate ratifies UN charter 89-2
1947 Iuliu Maniu's Boer party becomes forbidden in Romania
1948 I G Farben chemical plant explodes in Ludwigshafen, Germany, 182 die
1951 "Kiss Me, Kate" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 1077 perfs
1951 Walt Disney's "Alice In Wonderland" released
1952 Rogers Hornsby replaces Luke Sewell, as Cincinnati Reds manager
1954 Ernest Blochs 4th string quartet, premieres
1957 Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance (Steve Allen Show)
1957 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
1957 White Sox' James Landis struck out 5 times in a game
1958 Baltimore Colts wins NFL-championship
1959 Great-Britain starts using postal codes
1959 Hawaii's 1st US election sends 1st Asian-Americans to Congress
1960 Republican National convention selects Richard Nixon as candidate
1962 19 die in a train crash in Steelton Pa
1962 Mariner I launched to Mars falls into Atlantic Ocean
1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
1964 England all out 611 in reply to Australia's 8-656 Match a draw
1964 Ranger 7 launched toward the Moon; sent back 4308 TV pictures
1965 LBJ sends 50,000 more soldiers to Vietnam (total of 125,000)
1967 Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) (England) closes down
1971 16 time gold glover Brook Robinson commits 3 errors in 6th inning
1971 Dutch ends censorship of "Blue Movie"
1972 39th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Dallas 20, All Stars 7 (54,162)
1973 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1973 Jane Blalock/Sandra Palmer wins Lady Angelo's 4-Ball Golf Tournament
1973 Skylab 3's astronauts (Bean, Garriott & Lousma) launched
1974 69 die when packed bus strikes heavy truck (Belem, Brazil)
1974 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA Wheeling Ladies Golf Classic
1976 242,000 die in Tientsin-Tangshan (China) 8.2 earthquake
1976 8.2 & 7.4 earthquake devastate Tangsha, China (240-750,000 die)
1976 Eldon Joersz & Geo Morgan set world air speed record of 3,530 kph
1976 White Sox John Odom (5 inn) & Francisco Barrios (4 inn) no-hits A's
1977 1st oil through the TransAlaska Pipeline System reach Valdez, Alaska
1977 Roy Wilkins turn over NAACP leadership to Benjamin L Hooks
1977 Test Cricket debut of Ian Botham v Aust Trent Bridge, 5-74 1st innings
1978 600,000 attend Watkins Glen Summer Jam in NY
1978 At Old Timer's Game it's announced Martin will again manage Yankees
1978 Price of gold tops $200-an-oz level for 1st time
1978 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1979 Dave Kingman becomes 6th to have a 2nd 3 HR game
1979 France performs nuclear Test
1980 Peru adopts constitution, Fernando Bela£nde Terry becomes president
1983 AL Pres Lee MacPhail threw out umpire's decision & allows
1983 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1983 George Brett's 2 run HR against Yanks on July 24 (pine tar game)
1983 NASA launches Telstar-3A
1984 23rd modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
1985 13th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley
1985 Alan García sworn in as president of Peru
1985 L Brock, Slaughter, A Vaughan, & H Wilhelm inducted into Hall of Fame
1986 Bomb attack in East Beirut, 25 killed
1986 NASA releases transcript from doomed Challenger, pilot Michael Smith could be heard saying, "Uh-oh!" as spacecraft disintegrated
1987 42nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Laura Davies
1987 Angel Cordero Jr becomes 4th jockey to win 6,000 races
1988 IBM announces price hike on older models
1988 Israeli diplomats arrive in Moscow for 1st visit in 21 years
1988 Jordan cancels $1.3 billion development plan in West Bank
1988 Winnie Mandella's home in Soweto, South Africa destroyed by arson
1988 Yanks' Tommy John makes 3 errors on 1 play yet beats Brewers 16-3
1989 Braves Dale Murphy, hits 2 3-run HRs in an inning, 14th man to hit 2 HRs in an inning. Also ties record of 6 RBIs in an inning
1989 Cards' Vince Coleman is caught stealing ends record streak at 50
1989 NASA's Lewis Research Center, Cleve, announce new high-temperature superconductors able to operate at 33 to 37 Gigahertz
1990 Alberto Fujimoro installed as president of Peru
1990 Blackout hits Chicago
1991 "Gypsy" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 105 performances
1991 12th US Seniors Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus
1991 29th Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Nottingham England (2-1)
1991 Buffalo Bills beat Phila Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley
1991 Dennis Martinez pitches the 15th perfect game in baseball history
1991 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Bay State Golf Classic
1991 Miguel Indurain of Spain wins Tour de France bicycle race
1992 Ground breaking of Fla Marlins 7,500 seat spring training stadium
1993 Mariner Ken Griffey Jr is 3rd to hit HRs in 8 straight games
1994 Baseball players decide to strike on Aug 12, 1994
1994 Last steel beam is placed on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1994 Texas Ranger Kenny Rogers pitches baseball's 12th perfect game
1995 Art Modell's rep begins secrets talks to move team to Baltimore
1996 NY Yankee Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th HR
1996 Vicki Fergon wins LPGA Micelob Light Heartland Golf Classic
1997 Mark Messier signs with Vancouver Canucks
1997 Peter Graf, father of Steffi, enters German jail for tax evasion
2061 31st recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

Famous birthdays for this day Events  Deaths

1165Ibn al-'Arabi, Muslim mystic/philosopher
1456Jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (Arcadia)
1514Maximilian of Burgundy, viceroy of Holland
1609Judith J Leyster, Dutch house painter, baptised
1719Jan Nepveu, governor-general of Suriname (1769-79) [or Aug 27]
1745Piotr A von der Pahlen, milt governor (St Petersburg)
1746Thomas Heyward, soldier, signed Decl of Ind
1750Philippe Fabre d'glantine, France, poet/satirist/politician
1778Charles Stewart, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1869
1804Ludwig A Feuerbach, German philosopher (Man is what he eats)
1808Charles Lucas, composer
1809Ormsby McKnight Mitchel, astronomer/Major General (Union volunteers)
1813Alberto Mazzucato, composer
1825William Duncan Smith, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
1833James Henry Lane, Brig General (Confederate Army) [or Jun 22 1814]
1835Jose Garcia Robles, composer
1837Christian Barnekow, composer
1844Gerard Manley Hopkins, England, poet (Windhover)
1859Balington Booth, founder (Volunteers of America)
1866Beatrix Potter, England, children's author (Tale of Peter Rabbit)
1868George Morren, Flemish painter/sculptor
1868Thomas P Krag, Norwegian writer (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran)
1870Henri Jaspar, premier of Belgium (1927-31)
1872Albert P Sarraut, Fren gov-gen of Indo-China (1911..19)/PM (1933/36)
1874Ernst Cassirer, Germany, philosopher/educator (Essay on Man)
1887Marcel Duchamp, French painter (Nude Descending a Staircase)
1890Marie Lohr, Sydney Australia, actress (Pygmalion, Small Hotel)
1891Ron Oxenham, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1928-32)
1892Joe E Brown, Holgate Ohio, comedian (Buck Circus Hour)
1892Petro Petridis, Greek composer (Isotope Suite)
1893Rued Immanuel Langgaard, composer
1897Emmy Arbous, [Emilia J Henke], Dutch actress (Little Rascal)
1900Maurice Johnstone, composer
1901Rudy Vallee, Vt, singer (Vagabond Dreams, My Time Is Your Time)
1901Sandor Vandor, composer
1902Karl Raimund Popper, Austrian/British philosopher (Logic of Forschung)
1902Kenneth F Fearing, US, poet (Dead Reckoning)
1903Catherine Dale Owen, actress (Behind Office Doors), Louisville KY
1904[John] Selwyn [Brooke] Lloyd, British statsman
1905Charles William Hutton, architect
1906Gottlob Frick, singer
1907Earl S Tupper, inventor (Tupperware)
1907Vivian Vance, Cherryvale Ks, actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy)
1908Zbigniew Turski, composer
1909Malcolm Lowry, English novelist (Under the Volcano)
1910Bill Goodwin, SF Calif, announcer (Jolson Story, Burns & Allen)
1910Clive Robertson Caldwell, British fighter pilot
1911Ann Doran, Amarillo Tx, actress (Longstreet, Shirley)
1911Gerhard Stoeck, Germany, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1936)
1912Eleazar de Carvalho, Iguat£ Brazil, conductor/tuba (Tiradentes)
1916David Brown, NYC, director (Jaws, Planet of the Apes)
1916Laird Cregar, Phila, actor (Charley's Aunt, Hangover Square)
1922Jacques Piccard, Switzerland, undersea explorer (bathyscaph Trieste)
1923Kent L Lee, US vice-admiral (WW II-Marianas/Palau)
1923Mary Jane Odell, Iowa, secretary of state
1923Michio Watanabe, politician
1924Fred Fisher, cricketer (one Test for NZ v SA 1953)
1924Peter James Frederick Green, CEO (LLoyd's of London)
1925Bruce Matthews, newspaper executive
1925Kenneth M Stewart, euro MP for Merseyside West
1925Larry Pruden, composer
1928Adrian Ratiu, composer
1929Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, NY, 1st lady (1961-63)
1929Remco [Wouter] Campert, Dutch literary/poet/son of Jan Campert
1930Darryl Hickman, Hollywood Cal, actor (Human Comedy, Tea & Sympathy)
1931Johnny Martin, Australian cricket left-arm chinaman bowler (60's)
1934Jacques d'Amboise, Dedham Mass, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Company)
1934Norman D Shumway, (Rep-R-California, 1979- )
1937Anthony Ward, writer
1937Peter Duchin, NYC, pianist/bandleader (Peter Duchin Orch)
1938Alberto Fujimoro, president of Peru (1990- )
1938George Cummings, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show)
1938Robert Hughes, [Studley Forrest], Australia, writer/critic (Barcelona)
1939Clem Cattini, rock drummer (Tornados London)
1940Phil Proctor, comedian (Firesign Theater)
1941Riccardo Muti, Napoli Italy, conductor (Philadelphia Orch)
1943Bill Bradley, Crystal Ms, NBA forward (Knicks, Oly-gold-64/Sen-D-NJ)
1943Lawrence Elkins, football player FL (Houston Oilers)
1943Mike Bloomfield, Chicago Ill, blues guitarist/singer (Analine)
1944Daniel Morelon, France, 1K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
1944Mike Bloomfield, rocker
1945Jim Davis, cartoonist (Garfield)
1945Richard William Wright, rock guitarist (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall)
1945Rick Wright, keyboardist of Pink Floyd
1946Douglas H Bosco, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
1946Jonathan Edwards, rocker
1946Linda Kelsey, Minneapolis, actress (Billie-Lou Grant, Kate-Day by Day)
1947Alexei Sergeyevich Borodai, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
1947Barbara Ann Ferrell Edmondson, Miss, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1968)
1947Elena Novikova-Belova, USSR, foils (Olympic-gold-1968)
1947Miguelina Cobian, Santiago Cuba, 4x100m runner (Olympic-silver-1968)
1947Sally Struther, Portland Oregon, actress (Gloria-All in the Family)
1948Andy Fraser, rocker
1948Georgia Engel, Wash DC, actress (Georgette-Mary Tyler Moore Show)
1948Sergei Bodrov, Khabarovsk Russia, director (Katala, Somebody to Love)
1949Marilyn Quayle, wife of vice president Dan Quayle (1989-93)
1949Simon Kirke, rock drummer (Bad Company)
1949Steven Peregrine Took, rocker (T-Rex)
1949Vida Blue, major-league pitcher (Cy Young & AL MVP 1971)
1951Greg Gluffria, Wash DC, rock keyboardist (House of Lords-Sahara)
1952Monique Vajiralongkorn, Crown Prince/Heir Apparent to Thailand throne
1952Monique van de Ven, Dutch actress (Turkish Fruit)
1953Steve Duncan, Knoxville Tn, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited)
1954Ken Margolis, rocker (Mink DeVille)
1954Steve Morse, rocker
1958Terry Fox, Canadain one-legged marathoner (1980 Marathon of Hope)
1961David Huff, rocker (Giant)
1961Scott E Parazynski, Little Rock Ark, MD/astronaut (STS 66, 86, sk:95)
1962Rachel Sweet, rocker
1963Patrizia Pellegrino, Naples Italy, (Italy's Miss Teenager 1980)
1964Bruce Wilkerson, NFL tackle (Jaguars, GB Packers-Superbowl 31)
1964Dave Alexander, NFL center (NY Jets)
1967Alex Galtcheniouk, hockey forward (Team Belarus, Olympics-1998)
1967Lori Loughlin, Queens, actress (Edge of Night, New Kids, Full House)
1969Corey Raymond, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
1969Frank Lickliter, Middletown OH, Nike golfer (1993 White Rose-24th)
1969Garth Snow, Wrentham Mass, US hockey goalie (Olympics-1994, Flyers)
1969Jaimie Dawson, Geneva Switz, Canadian badminton player (Olympics-96)
1969Jarrod Hanks, Lafayette LA, US gymnist (Olympic-92, 96)
1969Wendi Simmons, Santa Rosa Calif, heptathlete
1970Paul Strang, cricketer (Zimbabwe's 1st Test match leg-spinner, 1994-)
1971Larry Kennedy, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
1972Brenda Schultz, Netherlands, tennis star
1972Elizabeth Berkley, Mich, actress (Jessie-Saved by the Bell, Showgirl)
1972Manley Woods, NFL/WLAF receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Rhein Fire)
1972Stacy Evans, WLAF defensive end (Rhein Fire)
1973Nixon A McNamara McClean, West Indies cricket fast bowler (ODI 1996)
1973Scott Bloom, Manhasset NY, actor (Keys, Stuff)
1977Aki Berg, Turku Fin, NHL defenseman (LA Kings)
1979Kimberly Whiting, Miss Idaho Teen USA (1997)

Famous deaths for this day Events  Birthdays

0450 Theodosius II de Jongere, emperor Austrian Empire, dies
1057 Victor II, [Gebhard], Pope (1055-57), dies
1101 Su Tung-p'o, Chinese poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher, dies at 64
1330 Michael III, Tsar of Bulgaria, dies in battle
1540 Thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII's chief minister, executed
1641 John Amner, composer, dies at 61
1655 Cyrano de Bergerac, French dramatist/novelist, dies at 36 in Paris
1655 Savinien Cyrano seigneur de Bergerac, French author, dies at 36
1655 Suzuki Shosan, Samurai/monk/propagator of Zen Buddhism, dies at 76
1667 Abraham Cowley, English poet (Mistress/Sex libri plantarum), dies
1711 Gerard Lairesse, painter, buried
1723 Mariana Alcoforado, nun (schreef no Lettres Portuguese), dies at 63
1741 Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, Italian composer, dies at 63
1746 John Peter Zenger, journalist, involved in 1st amendment fight, dies
1750 Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (Art of the Fugue), dies at 65
1778 Arvid Niclas Hopken, composer, dies at 68
1794 Georges Couthon, French politician, beheaded at 39
1794 Maximilien Robespierre, Fr revolutionary/avocat (1781), guillotined
1794 Robespierre, & 22 other terrorists executed to thunderous cheers
1802 Giuseppe Sarti, Italian composer (Il er pastore, Ifigenia), dies at 72
1811 Heinrich J von Collin, Austria dramatist/poet (Coriolan), dies
1837 John Ross, composer, dies at 73
1838 Bernhard Henrik Crusell, composer, dies at 62
1842 C Brentano, writer, dies at 63
1849 Charles Albert, King of Sardinia (1831-49), dies
1850 Stefano Pavesi, composer, dies at 71
1863 James Deshler, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 30
1864 Johann Hermann Kufferath, composer, dies at 67
1864 Samuel Benton, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at about 44
1869 Carl G Carus, German arts/psychologist/philosopher, dies
1872 Friedrich Kaiser, astronomer (Kaiser-Compass), dies
1895 Joannes Kappeyne van Coppello, Internal minister (1877-89), dies at 72
1904 Plehve, Russian foreign minister (bomb under carriage), dies
1915 Vilbrun G Sam, rebellion leader/president of Haiti, lynched
1934 Louis Tancred, cricketer (fourteen Tests batting for S Africa 1905-14), dies
1934 Marie Dressler, actress (Dinner at 8, Anna Christie), dies at 64
1937 Abdul Muslim Mahomayev, composer, dies at 51
1937 Joseph Lee, father of Playgrounds movement, dies
1939 William J Mayo, US surgeon/co-founder Mayo Clinic, dies at 78
1940 Johann Richard Ohlsson, composer, dies at 66
1956 Ludwig Klages, German philosopher/graphologist, dies at 83
1965 Maurice Yvain, composer, dies at 74
1965 Minor Watson, actor (Woman of the Year, Viva Cisco Kid), dies at 75
1968 Charles W Mayo, US surgeon, dies at 70
1968 Otto Hahn, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1944), dies at 89
1969 Ernst Tittel, composer, dies at 59
1969 Frank H Loesser, US songwriter/composer (Guys & Dolls), dies at 59
1969 Gabriel von Wayditch, composer, dies at 80
1970 John Barbirolli, English conductor (NY Philharmonic Orch), dies at 70
1971 Diane Arbus, [Nemerov], photographer (Vogue), commits suicide at 48
1972 Heal Traubel, US singer (Sieglinde in Walkre, Nightclubs), dies
1973 Royal Butler, actor, dies at 80
1974 Jack Ellis, cricketer (Victorian WK, Ashes tourist 1926), dies
1974 Truman Bradley, TV host (Science Fiction Theater), dies at 69
1976 Jacob Soetendorp, rabbi, dies at 62
1976 Lucie Mannheim, actress (39 Steps), dies at 77
1978 Jan Willem van Otterloo, composer, dies at 70
1980 Cecil Burleigh, composer, dies at 95
1982 George Kleinsinger, US composer (Tubby the Tuba), dies at 68
1983 Alec Marks, cricketer (good NSW batsman 1928-37), dies
1984 Bess Flowers, actress (View from Pompey's Head), dies at 85
1985 Grant Williams, actor (Shrinking Man), dies of toxic poisoning at 54
1986 Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter/sculptor (Iron Tower), dies at 91
1986 Syd Curnow, S African cricketer (168 runs in 7 Tests), dies
1987 James Burnham, philosopher (Coming Defeat of Communism), dies at 81
1989 Jeff Richards, actor (Don't Go Near the Water), dies at 66
1990 Armando Frid, of Argentina (Born May 24, 1866 Guin rec), dies at 124
1990 Jill Esmond, actress (13 Women, My Pal Wolfe, FP 1), dies at 82
1990 Maurice Braddell, actor (Things to Come), dies
1991 Luis Aravena Munoz, Chilean singer/exiled to Netherlands, dies at 45
1993 Herbert Joeks, [van Hugten], Dutch actor (Pipo the Clown), dies at 77
1994 Bernard Delfont, Rus/Brit impresario (Thorn EMI), dies at 84
1994 Colin Turnbull, anthropologist, dies at 69
1994 Conrad W Mönnich, theologist (The Away), dies at 79
1994 Selwyn Powell, art Editor, dies at 82
1996 Harold C Fox, Fashion designer/musician, dies at 86
1996 Mickey Fenn, docker/socialist, dies at 58
1996 Roger Tory Peterson, ornithologist/artist, dies at 87
1997 Louis Cohen, physicist, dies at 71
1997 Seni Pramoj, PM of Thailand (1945-46, 75, 76), dies

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