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Events for today in history Birthdays  Deaths
1099 1st Crusaders capture & plunder Jerusalem
1205 Pope Innocent III states Jews are doomed to perpetual servitude & subjugation due to crucifixion of Jesus
1307 Duke Henrik van Karinthië chosen king of Bohemia
1410 Battle of Tannenburg-Teutonic Knights vs King Ladislas II of Poland
1500 Duke Albrecht of Saxon beats Friese rebellion
1500 "Blood Wedding" of Astorre Baglione & Lavinia Colonna in Perugia family Baglione massacre
1501 Explorer Pedro Cabral back in Lisbon
1524 Emperor Karel I bans German national synode
1538 Peace talks between Karel & King François I
1662 England's King Charles II charters Royal Society in London
1755 French ambassador recalled from London
1779 US troops under Gen A Wayne conquer Ft Stony Point, NY
1783 1st steamboat, Pyroscaphe, 1st run in France
1787 Parliament of Paris banished to Troyes
1795 "Marseillaise" becomes French national anthem
1806 Zebulon Pike began his journey to explore the Southwest
1808 French marshal Joachim Murat becomes king of Naples
1815 Napoleon Bonaparte captured
1815 Napoleon surrendered & is later exiled on St Helena
1830 3 Indian tribes, Sioux, Sauk & Fox, signs a treaty giving the US most of Minnesota, Iowa & Missouri
1840 England, Russia, Austria & Prussia signs Quadruple Alliance
1850 John Wisden bowls all 10 South batsmen, North v South at Lord's
1856 Natal forms as a British colony separate from Cape Colony
1862 CSS Arkansas vs USS Cardondelet & Queen of the West engage at Yazoo R
1863 Pres Davis orders service duty for confederate army
1864 Troop train loaded with Confederate prisoners collided with a coal train killing 65 & injuring 109 of 955 aboard
1867 SF Merchant's Exchange opens
1869 Margarine is patents by Hippolye Méga-Mouriès for use by French Navy
1870 Georgia becomes last confederate to be readmitted to US
1870 Manitoba becomes 5th Canadian province & NW Territories created
1870 Hudson's Bay & Northwest Territories transferred to Canada
1876 Baseball's 1st no-hitter, St Louis' George W Bradley no-hits Hartford
1888 Bandai volcano (Japan) erupts for 1st time in 1,000 years
1893 Commodore Perry arrives in Japan
1900 President Steyn/General De Law escape Brandwater Basin
1901 NY Giant Christy Mathewson no-hits St Louis, 5-0
1902 Ranjitsinhji scores 180 before lunch, for Sussex v Surrey
1904 1st Buddhist temple in US forms, Los Angeles
1906 Republic museum opens Rembrandt hall in Amsterdam
1909 Ty Cobb hits 2 inside-the-park HRs
1911 46" of rain (begining 7/14) falls in Baguio, Philippines
1912 British National Health Insurance Act goes into effect
1914 Mexican president Huerta flees with 2 million pesos to Europe
1916 22.22" (56.4 cm) of rain falls in Altapass NC (state record)
1916 Boeing Co (Pacific Aero) formed by William Boeing in Seattle Wash
1918 2nd Battle of Marne began during WW I
1920 Ruth ties his record of 29 HRs in a season
1922 1st duck-billed platypus publicly exhibited in US, at NY zoo
1922 26th US Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 288 at Skokie CC in Ill
1923 27th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 296 at Inwood CC in NY
1923 Italian parliament accepts new constitution
1926 VPRO (Free thinking Protestant Radio Broadcast) forms
1927 62nd British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 285 at St Andrews
1929 1st airport hotel opens-Oakland Ca
1932 President Hoover cuts own salary 15%
1933 Wiley Post began 1st solo flight around world
1936 Dutch 2nd Chamber agree to temporarily increase defense budget
1937 Buchenwald Concentration Camp opens
1937 Japanese attack Marco Polo Bridge, invade China
1938 Arthur Fagg completes 244 & 202 in the same cricket game for Kent
1939 Clara Adams (NYC) is 1st woman to complete round world flight
1940 1st betatron placed in operation, Urbana, Il
1940 Nazi occupiers seize library of IISG Amsterdam
1941 Florey & Heatley present freeze dried mold cultures (Penicillin)
1942 1st deportation camp at Westerbork, Jews sent to Auschwitz
1942 Dutch Jews invoked for "Labor camps"
1944 Greenwich Observatory damaged by WW II flying bomb
1945 27th PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Morraine CC Dayton Ohio
1946 British North Borneo Co transfers rights to British crown
1948 Alcoholic Anonymous founded in Britain
1948 Pres Truman nominated for another term (Phila)
1949 "Miss Liberty" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 308 performances
1949 Czech tennis stars Jaroslav Drobny & Vladimir Cernik, defect to US
1949 WBTV TV channel 3 in Charlotte, NC (CBS) begins broadcasting
1952 1st transatlantic helicopter flight begins
1952 Gerald D Lascelles (under English princess Mary) weds Angela Dowding
1954 110°F (43°C) at Balcony Falls, Virginia (state record)
1954 1st coml jet transport plane built in US tested (Boeing 707)
1954 KOCO TV channel 5 in Oklahoma City, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 WBOC TV channel 16 in Salisbury, MD (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 WNDU TV channel 16 in South Bend, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 Beverly Hanson/Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Hot Springs Golf Invitational
1956 Iharos runs world record 10k (28:42.8)
1957 Dutch Super Constellation crashes near New Guinea, 56 die
1957 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1958 Pres Eisenhower sends US troops to Lebanon; they stay 3 months
1958 US marines deployed in Lebanon
1960 Balt Orioles' Brooks Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle
1961 "Donnybrook!" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 68 performances
1961 90th British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 284 at Royal Birkdale
1961 Spain accept equal rights for men & women
1962 Algeria becomes member of Arab League
1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open
1962 Neth & Indonesia accord over New-Guinea
1963 KAIT TV channel 8 in Jonesboro, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting
1963 Paul McCartney is fined œ17 for speeding
1964 Barry M Goldwater (Sen-R-Az) nominated for president by Republicans
1965 "Mariner IV" sends back 1st pictures of Mars
1965 Athanassiades Novas succeeds Papandreo as premier of Greece
1967 "Sweet Charity" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 608 performances
1967 LA Wolves beat Wash Whips 6-5 in OT to be United Soccer Ass champs
1967 Roberto DeVicenzo of Argentina wins golf's British Open
1967 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1968 "One Life to Live" premieres on TV
1968 Commercial air travel begins between US & USSR
1968 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1968 NJ Americans moved to Comack & become NY Nets (ABA)
1968 Soap opera "One Life To Live" premieres
1969 Cincinnati Red Lee May hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
1969 Rod Carew ties record with his 7th steal of home in a season
1970 Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship
1971 Pres Nixon announces he would visit People's Rep of China
1972 101st British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots 278 at Muirfield Gullane
1972 Sandra Palmer/Jane Blalock wins Angelo's Four-Ball Golf Championship
1973 Calif Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0
1973 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
1973 Paul Getty III kidnapped
1973 Ray Davies, announces retirement from Kinks then attempts suicide
1973 Willie McCovey becomes 15th to hit 400 HRs
1974 Military coup on Cyprus: archbishop/president Makarios flees
1975 46th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-3 at County Stadium, Milwaukee
1975 All star MVP: Bill Madlock (Pitts Pirates) & John Matlock (NY Mets)
1975 Apollo 18 launched (will rendezvous with Soyuz)
1975 Soyuz 19 & Apollo 18 launched; rendezvous 2 days later
1976 36-hr kidnap of 26 school children & their bus driver in Calif
1978 107th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at St Andrews
1979 34th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jerilyn Britz
1979 Morarji Desai resigns as premier of India
1980 Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher breaks Yogi Berra's record
1982 Body of Wendy Caulfield, 1st Green River victim, found near Seattle
1982 Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via Dyess AFB, Texas
1982 Senate confirms George Shultz as 60th sec of state by vote of 97-0
1983 8 killed, 54 wounded, by Armenian extremists bomb at Orly, France
1983 Linda Ronstadt debuts as Mabel in "Pirates of Penzance"
1984 39th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
1984 John Lennon releases "I'm Stepping Out"
1985 Deborah Carthy-Deu, of Puerto Rico, crowned 34th Miss Universe
1986 57th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at Astrodome, Houston
1986 All star MVP: Roger Clemens (Boston Red Sox)
1987 Boy George barred from British TV show, he may be a bad influence
1987 John Poindexter testifies at Iran-Contra hearings
1987 State of siege ends in Taiwan
1990 45th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King
1991 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1991 US troops leave northern Iraq
1991 Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle is 1st woman to officiate a men's pro basketball (USBL) game, game between New Haven Skyhawks & Phila Spirit
1992 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 3 weeks to have tumor removed
1994 Gyula Horn sworn in as premier of Hungary
1994 Israel & Jordan agree to talks in Wash DC on July 25th
1994 NJ Nets Derrek Coleman accused of rape in Detroit
1994 Sonia O'Sullivan runs 3K (8:21.64)
1995 Birmingham Barracudas 1st CFL home game (vs Hamilton)
1995 Jews take Jerusalem
1995 Northern Virginia begins using new area code 540
1996 After 2,216 consecutive games at shortstop, Cal Ripkin goes to 3rd
1996 MSNBC begins Microsoft internet-NBC TV
1996 Prince Charles & Princess Di sign divorce papers
1996 Southern Mexico hit with 6.5 earthquake
Birthdays for today in history Events  Deaths
1573Inigo Jones, London, architect (restored St Paul's Cathedral)
1606Rembrandt van Rijn, Leiden Netherlands, painter (Night Watch)
1638Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani, composer
1700Johann Christoph Richter, composer
1701Pierre Joubert, became oldest known Canadian (113 y 124 d at death)
1704August Gottlieb Spangenberg, founder of Moravian Church in N America
1779Clement Clarke Moore, US, author ('Twas the Night Before Xmas)
1796Thomas Bulfinch, mythologist (Bulfinch's Mythology)
1798Charles H Bell, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1875
1802John Barnett, composer
1808Henry Cole, promotor (Great Exhibition of 1851)
1808Henry Edward Manning, cardinal/archbishop (Westminster)
1812Benno Adam, animal painter
1817John Fowler, English engineer (London Metropolitan Railway)
1818Heinrich Esser, composer
1848Vilfredo F D Pareto, Italian economist/sociologist
1849Moritz Heuzenroeder, composer
1850Francesca Xavier Cabrini, [Mother Cabrini], 1st US saint
1856Owen Dunell, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test captain)
1864Marie Tempest, [Marie Susan Etherington], actress (Yellow Sands)
1865Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st viscount Northcliffe
1867Maggie Mitchell Walker, 1st woman bank director/philanthropist
1870Ernest Walker, composer
1872José Enrique Rodó, Montevideo Uruguay, writer (Motivos the Proteo)
1875Frank "Pop" Morgenweck, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
1875Jean van den Eeckhoudt, Belgian painter
1878Willem Paerels, Neth/Belgian painter/graphic artist
1884Enrique Soro Barriga, composer
1889Marjorie Rambeau, SF Calif, actress (Primrose Path, Torch Song)
1892Walter Benjamin, German literature critic/writer
1893Enid Bennett, Australia, silent film actress (Skippy, Hairpins)
1898Noel Gay, [Richard Moxon Armitage], composer
1898Norman Demuth, composer
1901Pyke F C Koch, Dutch surrealistic painter (Dolores' Breakfast)
1902Jean Rey, Belgium, pres of European Commission (1967-70)
1902Raymond Hackett, NYC, husband of Blanche Sweet/actor (Faithless Lover)
1905Dorothy Fields, lyricist (I'm in the Mood for Love)
1906Edmund Davies, British lord of appeal
1907Paterson Fraser, British air marshal
1909Enid Kathleen Hutchinson, adult educationalist
1909Isabel Jewell, Shoshone WY, actress (Ceiling Zero, Arousers)
1909John Cochrane, South African cricket pace bowler (one Test 1931)
1910Ronald Binge, composer
1911Juliet Pannett, English portrait painter
1911Lord Shackelton, explorer/govt minister
1913Murvyn Vye, Quincy Mass, actor (Bob Cummings Show)
1913Ralph Hammond Innes, English author
1915Alexander Durie, vice president (British AA)
1915Ron Smith, union leader (British Postal Workers)
1916George Maduro, Antillian resistance fighter (Willemsorde/Madurodam)
1917Robert Conquest, English author (Back to Life)
1918Lord Buxton of Alsa, CEO (ITV)
1919Iris Murdoch, Dublin Ireland, novelist (Severed Head, Unicorn)
1920Eldon Rudd, (Rep-R-AZ, 1977- )
1920Ruthven Wade, British Air Chief marshal
1921Jack Hamilton Beeson, composer
1922Jef Houthuys, chairman Belgian labor union (ACV 1968-87)
1922Jeffrey Benson, CEO (600 group)
1922Jiri Lederer, Czechoslovakia, journalist/dissident
1924David Cox, warden (Nuffield College, Oxford)
1924Jeremiah A Denton, (Sen-R-AL, 1981-86)
1925Phil Carey, Hackensack NJ, actor (Asa Buchanan-One Life to Live)
1926John Arthur Neill Lambert, composer
1926John Graham, British ambassador to NATO
1927Ann Jellicoe, theater director/playwright (Knack)
1927Carmen Zapata, NYC, actress (Hagen, Viva Valdez, Man & the City)
1929Larry Lamb, newspaper editor
1930Charles Kelly, chief constable (Staffordshire England)
1931Clive Cussler, writer (Raise The Titantic, Sahara)
1931Eugene Louw, South African minister of Internal affairs
1932Nina Van Pallandt, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (American Gigolo)
1933Frederico Davia, opera singer
1933James Ball, economist
1933Julian Bream, guitarist
1934Harrison Birtwhistle, Accringto Lancashire, composer (Trombeau)
1934Simon Gournlay, president (British National Farmer's Union)
1935Alex Karras, Gary Ind, NFLer (Detroit Lions)/actor (George-Webster)
1935Ken Kercheval, Wolcottville Ind, actor (Cliff Barnes-Dallas)
1936Marion Roe, MP (C)
1938Carmen Callil, publisher
1938Enrique Figuerola Camue, Cuba, 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1964)
1939Haseeb Ahsan, Pakistani cricket off-spinner (12 Tests 1958-62)
1939Patrick Wayne, LA Calif, actor (Rounder, Shirley, Beyond Atlantis)
1939Ronald Hadfield, chief constable (West Midlands England)
1939William David Hellerman, composer
1941Geoffrey Burgon, composer
1942Henry McCubbin, MEP (Labour)
1942Philip R Sharp, (Rep-D-Indiana, 1975- )
1943Diligenti quintuplets, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1943Jocelyn Burnell, astronomer
1944Jan-Michael Vincent, Denver, actor (Hooper, Tribes, Buster & Billie)
1944Millie Jackson, Thompson Ga, model/singer (Get it out 'cha system)
1945Gene Upshaw, NFL offensive tackle (Oakland Raider)
1945Peter Lewis, LA Calif, rock guitarist/vocalist (Moby Grape)
1946Hassabal Bolkiah Mu'izzadin Waddaulah, sultan of Brunei
1946Linda Ronstadt, Tucson Az, singer (Dif Drum)/actress (Pir of Penzance)
1948Enrique Basilio, hurler, 1st lady to light Olympic flame (Mexico-1968)
1949John Arthur Casken, composer
1949Kerry Short, Vineland Ont, Canad Tour golfer (Highland Amat-1981, 84)
1949Trevor Horn, rock producer (Buggles-Video Killed, Yes, Frankie)
1949WiIlliam Faure, producer
1950Alan Hurst, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1974-79)
1951Jesse "The Body" Ventura, wrestler/actor (Predator, Running Man)
1952David Bell, horse trainer
1952David Pack, rocker (Ambrosia)
1952Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (Rep-R-Florida)
1952Jeff Carlisi, rock guitarist (38 Special)
1952Jesse Ventura, [James Janos], wrestler/actor (mayor-Brooklyn Pk-MN)
1952Jill Long, (Rep-D-Indiana)
1952Larken Collins, rocker (Rossington-Collins Band)
1953Cathy Larmouth Torrance Calif, playmate (Jun, 1981)
1953Franklyn Seales, St Vincent, actor (Dexter-Silver Spoons)
1953Jean-Bertrand Aristide, president of Ha‹ti (1991, 1994- )
1953John Denham, MP (Labour)
1954Boris Polak, Israel, Men's 50M Free Rifle 3 Positions (Oly-20-1996)
1956Joe Satriani, rocker
1956Kathy Kreiner, Canada, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1976)
1956Toshihiko Seko, Japanese runner (world record 25/30 km)
1957Kate Kellaway, critic
1958Daniel Bruce Forsman, Rhinelander WI, PGA golfer (1992 Buick Open)
1960Alexander W Dunlap, Honolulu Hawaii, astronaut
1960Kim Alexis, Lockport NY, model (Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover)
1960Willie Aames, Newport Beach Ca, actor (8 is Enough, Paradise, Zapped)
1961Forest Whitaker, Longview TX, actor (Bloodsport, Platoon, Stakeout)
1961Lolita Davidovich, actress (Blaze, Jungle2Jungle)
1962Brigitte Nielsen, Eisinore Denmark, actress (Red Sonja, Rocky IV)
1963Joe Phillips, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs)
1963Shari Headley, Brooklyn NY, actress (Mimi Reed-All My Children)
1963Steve Thomas, Stockport Eng, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
1964Leonard Stabb, actor (Hunter Guthrie-One Life to Live, Guiding Light)
1965Kirt Manwaring, Elmira NY, catcher (SF Giants)
1965Scott Livingstone, Dallas TX, infielder (SD Padres, Det Tigers)
1966Irene Jacob, actress (Red, Othello)
1966Kristoff St John, NYC, actor (Adam-Generations, Young & Restless)
1966Rickey Foggie, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1967Carnell Lake, NFL strong safety (Pitts Steelers)
1969Christina Novak, Miss Arizona USA (1996)
1969John Crotty, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trailblazers)
1969Johnny Scott, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions)
1969Lorenzo Williams, NBA center (Wash Wizards, Dallas Mavericks)
1969Peter Ciavaglia, Albany NY, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994)
1969Richard Fletcher Pride III, Tuscaloosa AL, PGA golfer (1994 Fed Exp)
1970Julian Paynter, Australian 5k runner (Olympics-96)
1970Stephen Howard, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics)
1971Dean Panaro, Knoxville Tenn, diver (Olympics-96)
1971Eric Lacroix, Montreal, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
1971Ernest Dye, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
1971James Baldwin Jr, Southern Pines NC, pitcher (Chic White Sox)
1972Khalid Reeves, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, NJ Nets)
1973Brian Austin Green, Van Nuys Cal, actor (David-Beverly Hills 90210)
1973Donald Willis, WLAF corner (Amsterdam Admirals)
1974Janice Bremner, Burlington Ontario, synchro swimmer (Olymp-silver-96)
1976Rebecca Snyder, Grand Junction Colo, air pistol (Olympics-1996)
1981Alecia Ingram, Knoxville Tenn, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)
Deaths for today in history Events  Birthdays
0668Constantius II, emperor of Byzantium, dies at 37
1085Robert Guiscard, Duke of Apulia & Calabria, dies at 70
1274John F Bonaventura, Ital/French theologist/dominican/saint, dies
1291Rudolf I, King of Germany & Holy Roman Empire, dies
1381John Ball, English priest/ideologist of Boer uprising, hanged
1411Johannes Parvus, [Jean Petit], French theologist, dies
1416John, Duke of Berry, captain of Paris, dies
1417Willem J Eggert, financier (W E Center, Purmerend), dies
1609Annibale Carracci, painter, dies
1685James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, illegitimate son of Charles 2, executed
1738Baruch Leibov, converted Russian Naval officer to Judaism, executed
1738Antonio Maria Pacchioni, composer, dies at 84
1738Alexander Voznitsyn, Rus Naval officer converted to Judaism, executed
1751John Wilson, botanist, dies
1765Charles Andrew Vanloo, painter, dies
1782Farinelli, Italian singer, dies at 77
1782Robert Wainwright, composer, dies at 33
1784Johan B Straub, South German sculptor, dies
1789Jacques Duphly, composer, dies at 74
1798Gaetano Pugnani, composer, dies at 66
1810Jean-Baptiste Rey, composer, dies at 75
1839Winthrop Mackworth Praed, politician/poet, dies
1854Wincenty Studzinski, composer, dies at 39
1856Margaretha J de Neufville, author (The Kidnap), dies at 81
1857Carl Czerny, Austrian pianist/composer, dies at 66
1862David Emanuel Twiggs, US Confederate gen-mjr (Monterrey), dies at 72
1865Reinier C Bakhuizen van de Brink, Dutch historian, dies at 55
1868William Thomas Morton, dentist (1st to use ether), dies
1869A J Hayne, black captain of Arkansas militia, assassinated
1876Aleksander Fredro, Polish comedy writer (Zemstra), dies at 82
1881William "Billy the Kid" Bonney, shot by sheriff Pat Garrett at 21
1883Tom Thumb, famous small person (40"), dies of a stroke at 44
1885Rosalía de Castro, Spanish writer, dies at 48
1890Gottfried Keller, writer, dies at 70
1904Anton Pavlovich Chechov, Russian writer (Uncle Vanya), dies at 44
1910Daniël Kinet, auto racer/1st Belgian flyer, dies
1912Francisco Lazaro, Portuguese marathon runner (Olympics), dies at 21
1915Ludwik Grossman, composer, dies at 80
1929Hugo Von Hofmannsthal, playwright/poet, dies
1930Leopold von Auer, Hungarian/US violinist, dies
1933Irving Babbitt, US writer (Democracy & Leadership), dies at 67
1934Jules Renkin, Belgian PM (1931-32), dies
1935Alfred Archer, cricketer (England batsman in one Test 1899), dies
1935Pieter WA Cort van de Linden, Dutch premier (1913-18), dies at 89
1937Walter Gay, artist, dies
1939Johon Mellanby, physiologist, dies
1939Percy Scott Worthington, architect, dies
1940Donald Calthrop, dies at 52
1940Robert Wadlow, world's tallest man (8'11.1"), dies at 32
1942Denis Moloney, cricketer (during WW II 3 Tests for NZ 1937), dies
1947Henry Kolker, dies at 76
1948John J Pershing, [Black Jack], US general (Mexico, WW I), dies at 87
1952Julia Lennon, John Lennon's mother dies in a car accident
1957George Cleveland, actor (Grampa-Lassie), dies at 74
1957Marie C of Zeggelen, author (Dessajongen), dies at 87
1958Nuries-Said, Iraqi soldier/statesman, assassinated, dies
1958Julia Lennon, mother of Beatle John, dies in an auto accident
1959Ernest Bloch, Swiss/US composer (Macbeth), dies at 78
1959Peter A Egge, Norwegian writer (The Dream), dies
1960Lawrence Mervil Tibbett, baritone, dies after surgery at 63
1968Lura Anson, dies in Woodland at 76
1969Peter Van Eyck, dies after long illness at 56
1971Guy Wilkerson, dies of cancer at 71
1975Charles Weidman, US dancer/choreographer (Fables for Our Time), dies
1976Paul William Gallico, writer, dies at 78
1977Konstantin Fedin, writer, dies
1980Henri Martelli, composer, dies at 85
1980Eddie Jackson, comedian (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 84
1982Donald Beard, cricketer (4 Tests for NZ 1952-56), dies
1982Wendy Caulfield, 1st Green River victim, found near Seattle
1983Eddie Foy Jr, actor (Eddie-Fair Exchange), dies of cancer at 78
1986Florence Halop, actress (Florence-Night Court), dies at 63
1986Benny Rubin, actor/comedian (Benny Rubin Show), dies at 87
1987Alfie Bass, actor (Moonraker, Are You Being Served), dies at 66
1987Jack O'Hagan, cricketer/composer (Our Don Bradman), dies
1988Eleanor Estes, author (Ginger Pye, Moffats), dies at 82
1990Troy Dixon, rapper (Trouble T-Roy of Heavy D), dies at 22 of a fall
1990Margaret Mary Lockwood, actress (Man in Grey, Wicked Lady), dies at 73
1990Alison Leggatt, actress (Day of Triffids, Cows), dies at 86
1991Bert Convy, actor (Snoop Sisters, Win Lose or Draw), dies at 57
1992Henk van der Molen, guitarist/composer/writer (Martine Bijl), dies
1993David Brian, US actor (Damned Don't Cry, Fort Worth), dies at 78
1994Jeanne Bieruma Oosting, Dutch painter/illustrator, dies
1995Willie George "Bill" Woodruff Sr, vocalist, dies at 66
1995Eddie J Bush, golf professional, dies at 83
1996Dana Hill, actress (Vacation), dies at 32
1997Alan Chaig, paleontologist (Carl Sagan of BBC), dies at 70
1997Gianni Versace, designer, shot to death by Andrew Cunanan at 50

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