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1513 Spaniard Juan Ponce de Leon discovers Florida
1599 Robert Devereux becomes lt-general of Ireland
1625 Charles I, King Of England, Scotland & Ireland, ascends English throne
1668 English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company
1708 English pretender to the throne James III flees to Dunkerk
1709 Dike at Hardinxveld breaks (Alblasserwaard flooded)
1713 Spain losses Menorca & Gibraltar
1721 France & Spain sign Treaty of Madrid
1758 Battle at Emmerich: British army floats around France the Rhine
1790 The shoelace invented
1794 US Navy forms
1802 Treaty of Amiens-French Revolutionary War ends
1808 Joseph Haydns oratorio "Die Schöpfung" premieres in Vienna
1814 Battle at Horseshoe Bend: Gen Andrew Jackson beats Creek-indians
1836 1st Mormon temple dedicated (Kirtland Ohio)
1841 1st US steam fire engine tested, NYC
1848 John Parker Paynard originates medicated adhesive plaster
1849 Joseph Couch patents steam-powered percussion rock drill
1855 Abraham Gesner patents kerosene
1860 M L Byrn patents "covered gimlet screw with a 'T' handle" (corkscrew)
1861 Black demonstrators in Charleston staged ride-ins on street cars
1863 President Davis calls for this to be a day of fasting & prayer
1865 Siege of Spanish Fort, AL-captured by Federals
1866 Andrew Rankin patents the urinal
1866 Pres Johnson vetoes civil rights bill; it later becomes 14th amend
1871 1st international rugby game-Scotland 1, England 0
1879 Longest championship fight (136 rounds)
1884 1st long-distance telephone call, Boston-NY
1912 1st Japanese cherry blossom trees planted in Wash DC
1914 1st successful blood transfusion (in Brussels)
1920 Film stars Mary Pickford & Douglas Fairbanks wed
1920 Hermann Mller becomes German chancellor (SPD)
1924 Canada recognizes USSR
1924 New French govt of Poincaré begins
1928 KGB-AM in San Diego CA begins radio transmissions
1928 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
1928 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
1929 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
1929 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
1930 1st US radio broadcast from a ship at sea
1931 Charlie Chaplin receives France's distinguished Legion of Honor
1931 John McGraw says night baseball will not catch on
1932 De Bataven soccer team forms in Gendt
1933 Farm Credit Administration (US) authorized
1933 Japan leaves League of Nations
1933 Polythene discovered by Reginald Gibson & Eric William Fawcett
1936 WOS-AM in Jefferson City Missouri goes off the air
1937 Feyenoord-stadium official opens in Rotterdam
1939 1st NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: U of Oregon beats OH State 46-33
1940 Himmler orders building of Auschwitz concentration camp, at Katowice
1941 Britain leases defense bases in Trinidad to US for 99 years
1941 Hitler signs Directive 27 (assault on Yugoslavia)
1941 Yugoslavian coup gets rid of pro-German Prince Paul
1942 -28] Allies raid German submarine base in St Nazaire
1942 Japan forces Java to use "Tokyo time" 1« hour forward
1942 Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title (NYC)
1943 Assassination attempt on Van de Peat at Amsterdams census bureau
1943 Blue Ribbon Town (with Groucho Marx) 1st heard on CBS Radio
1943 US begins assault on Fondouk-pass, Tunisia
1944 1,000 Jews leave Drancy France for Auschwitz Concentration Camp
1944 2,000 Jews are murdered in Kaunas Lithuania
1944 40 Jewish policemen in Riga Latvia ghetto are shot by the gestapo
1944 Children's Aktion-Nazis collect all the Jewish children of Lovno
1945 7th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Okla State beats NYU 49-44
1945 British premier Churchill sails to eastern banks of Rhine
1945 DePaul beats Bowling Green for NIT title
1945 Ella Fitzgerald & Delta Rhythm Boys record "It's Only a Paper Moon"
1945 Gen Eisenhower declares German defenses on Western Front broken
1945 Iwo Jima occupied, after 22,000 Japanese & 6,000 US killed
1945 US 20th Army corps captures Wiesbaden
1950 Jazz pianist, Erroll Garner's solo concert (Cleve OH)
1950 Netherlands recognizes People's Republic of China
1950 WHAS TV channel 11 in Louisville, KY (CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 13th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Kansas 68-58
1951 Frank Sinatra recorded "I'm a Fool to Want You"
1952 Failed assassination attempt of German Chancellor Adenauer
1952 Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records
1953 21 die in a train crash in Conneaut Ohio
1955 9th Tony Awards: Desperate Hours & Pajama Game win
1955 Steve McQueen makes his network TV debut (Goodyear Playhouse)
1955 WPRI TV channel 12 in Providence, RI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 French commandos land in Algeria
1956 US seizes US communist newspaper "Daily Worker"
1957 29th Academy Awards - "Around World in 80 Days," Bergman, Brynner win
1958 CBS Labs announce new stereophonic records
1958 Havana Hilton opens
1958 Nikita Khrushchev becomes Soviet premier & 1st sect of Communist Party
1960 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Royal Crown Golf Open
1961 Belgium govt of Eyskens resigns
1961 Failed assassination attempt on King Saif al-Islam Achmad of Yemen
1962 Ann Jellicoe's "Knack," premieres in London
1962 Archbishop Rummel ends race segregation in New Orlean Catholic school
1962 Jacques Plante ties record winning 6th NHL Vezina trophy
1964 1st true Pirate Radio station, Radio Caroline (England)
1964 Earthquake strikes Alaska, 8.4 on Richter scale, 118 die
1964 Great Train Robbers sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars
1964 UN troops arrive on Cyprus
1966 Anit Vietnam war demonstrations in US, Europe & Australia
1966 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Louise Suggs Delray Beach Golf Invitational
1968 Japanese Trade & Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in SF
1968 Suharto succeeds Sukarno as president of Indonesia
1969 Black Academy of Arts & Letters forms in Boston
1969 Launch of Mariner 7, flies 2,190-mi above southern Mars
1970 Ringo releases his 1st solo album "Sentimental Journey"
1970 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1971 33rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Villanova 68-62 UCLA wins their 5th consecutive NCAA basketball title
1972 Adolph Rupp retires after 42 years of coaching U of Kentucky
1972 Venera 8 launched to Venus
1973 Dennis Amiss out for 99 v Pakistan, 3rd 99 in Test Cricket
1973 Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) stopped for speeding & LSD possession
1973 45th Academy Awards - "Godfather," Marlon Brando & Liza Minnelli win Marlon Brando turns down Oscar for best actor in support of Indians
1976 Delta States beat Immaculata, 69-64, for AIWA basketball title
1976 Washington DC underground Metro opens
1977 583 die in aviation's worst disaster KLM-Pan Am 747 crash on Tenerife
1977 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic
1978 40th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Duke 94-88
1978 Bob Fosse's "Dancin'" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1,774 perfs
1978 Rutles "All You Need is Cash" is shown on British TV
1979 Supreme Court rules, 8-1, cops can't randomly stop cars
1980 "Happy New Year" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 17 performances
1980 "Reggae" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 21 performances
1980 Elevator in Vaal Reef S Afr gold mine crash 1900m down (23 die)
1980 Mount St Helens becomes active after 123 years
1981 John Lennon releases "Watching the Wheels" in UK
1982 "Best Little Whorehouse..." closes at 46th St NYC after 1577 perfs
1982 Imran takes 14-116 for cricket match v Sri Lanka at Lahore
1982 Randy Holt sets Wash Cap record of 34 penalty minutes
1983 13th Easter Seal Telethon
1983 Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1983 Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs," premieres in NYC
1984 Andrew Lloyd Webber/Richard Stilgoe's "Starlight Express," premieres
1985 Billy Dee Williams receives a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
1986 Disney-MGM Studio Tour ground breaking
1987 President Habré's troops reconquer Faya Largeau Chad
1988 Ice Dance Championship at Budapest won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)
1988 Ice Pairs Championship at Budapest won by E Valova & O Vasiliev (URS)
1988 Ladies Fig Skating Championship in Budapest won by Katarina Witt (GDR)
1988 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Budapest won by Brian Boitano (USA)
1988 Ok-Hee Ku wins Standard Register Turquoise Classic Golf Tournament
1988 Wrestlemania IV at Trump Plaza, "Macho Man" Savage pins Ted Dibiase
1989 1st half-black soap opera, "Generations," premieres on NBC-TV
1989 Delhi beat Bengal by innings & 210 to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
1990 Bus accidentally touches high voltage wire in Karagpur India; 21 die
1990 NSW beat Queensland by 345 runs to win Sheffield Shield Final
1991 NCAA bans U of Minn football team from postseason play in 1992
1991 New Kid Donnie Wahlberg, arrested on arson charges in Kentucky
1991 Scotty Bowman & Neil Armstrong elected to NHL Hall of Fame
1992 Bruce Springsteen releases "Human Touch" & "Lucky Town"
1994 23rd Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Donna Andrews
1994 Church in Piedmont Alabama collapses in tornado, 19 killed
1994 Ice Dance Championship at Chiba Japan won by Gritschuk & Platov (RUS)
1994 Ice Pairs Championship at Chiba won by Shishkova/Vadim Naumov (RUS)
1994 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Yuka Sato (JPN)
1994 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Elvis Stojko (CAN)
1994 Radio personality Rush Limbaugh weds wife #3, Marta Fitzgerald
1995 67th Academy Awards - "Forest Gump," Jessica Lange & Tom Hanks win
1996 "State Fair," opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 118 performances
1997 "Young Man From Atlanta," opens at Longacre NYC for 85 performances
1997 39 cult memebers in Calif commit mass suicide (Hale-Bopp)
1997 Martin Luther King's son meets with James Earl Ray
1998 Soul Train Award
2134 32nd recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

Famous birthdays for this day Events  Deaths

1416Antonio Squarcialupi, composer
1554Everhardus van Bronchorst, Dutch lawyer
1665Benjamin Neukirch, German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau)
1702Johann Ernst Eberlin, composer
1710Joseph Marie Clement dall' Abaco, composer
1746Augustin Ullinger, composer
1746Carlo Bonaparte, Corsican attorney/father of emperor Napoleon
1757Richard John Samuel Stevens, composer
1760Ishmail Spicer, composer
1760MJ Auguste Vestrius, French ballet dancers
1765Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher/theologist
1772Giovanni Liverati, composer
1780August L Crelle, German inventor/mathematician (1st Prussian Railway)
1785Louis XVII Charles, king of France (1793-95)
1797Alfred V Comte de Vigny, French musketeer/writer (Mo‹se, Chatterton)
1809Georges Eugene Haussmann, Paris France, architect
1810A Glabbrenner, writer
1813Nathaniel Currier, lithographer (Currier & Ives)
1816George Elvey, composer
1818Jakob Axel Josephson, composer
1823Samuel Kosciusko Zook, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers)
1844Alophus Washington Greely, US, Arctic explorer
1845Wilhelm Konrad Röntgen, Germany, discovered X-rays (Nobel 1901)
1847Otto Wallach, Germany, chemist (Nobel 1910)
1851Paul-Marie-Theodore-Vincent d'Indy, Paris, comp (Symphonie Cévenole)
1851Ruperto Chapi y Lorente, composer
1854Edgar Tinel, Flemish composer (Le Chant Grégorien)
1857Karl Pearson, London England, mathematician
1857Pearson, mathematician
1858Peter Christian Lutkin, composer
1859George Giffen, cricketer (one of Australia's greatest all-rounders)
1863Henry Royce, automobile founder (Rolls-Royce)
1867Edyth Walker, US singer
1868Patty Smith Hill, author/songwriter (Happy Birthday To You)
1871Heinrich Mann, Germany, novelist/essayist (Blue Angel); bros of Thomas
1871Petrus J M Aalberse, Dutch minister of Labor (1918-25)
1879Edward Steichen, pioneered American photography
1883Jan Kunc, composer
1886Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, German/US architect (Bauhaus)
1889Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoglu, Turkish writer/diplomat
1891Lajos Zilahy, Hungarian/US author (Arar t/Sd a nap)
1892Ferde (Ferdinand Rudolf von) Grofé, NY, composer
1892Thorne Smith, author (Topper, Rain in the Doorway, Stray Lamb)
1893Dragoljub "Draza" Mihailovic, Yugoslavian general/nazi collaborator
1893Karl Mannheim, Hung/German/British sociologist (Ideology & Utopia)
1894William Harrigan, NYC
1897... Hartree, mathematician
1897Carlo Mierendorff, German politician/anti-fascist
1899Gloria Swanson, Chicago Ill, actress (Sadie Thomson, Queen Kelly) [NS]
1901Albert Henneberg, composer
1901Erich Ollenhauer, German politician (SPD)
1901Sato Eisaku, (Lib) Japanese PM (1964-72) (Nobel 1974)
1901Wilhelm Conrad von Röntgen, physicist (Nobel)
1902Mary Armour, artist
1903Walt Kiesling, NFL guard/coach (HOF)
1905... Kalm r, mathematician
1907Mary Treen, St Louis Mo, actress (Emily-Willy)
1908Jacques [Izaäk] den Haan, Dutch writer (Dangerous Book)
1909Ben[jamin F] Webster, US tenor saxophonist
1909Golo Mann, [Gottfried], German/US historian (Antisemitism)
1910Rudi Ball, Germany, Jewish ice hockey star (Olympic-bronze-1932)
1912James Callaghan, (L) British PM (1976-79)
1912Reuel Lahmer, composer
1912Robert Watson Hughes, composer
1913Godfrey Turner, composer
1914Budd Schulberg, NYC, novelist (On the Waterfront)
1914Richard Denning, Poughkeepsie NY, actor (Steve-Karen, Hawaii Five-0)
1914Snooky Lanson, Memphis Tn, singer (Your Hit Parade, 5 Star Jubilee)
1915Richard Sharp, civil servant
1917Cyrus R Vance, US Secretary of State (1977-80)
1917Harry West, Unionist party leader (Unionist)
1919Julian Amery, conservative minister
1919Simon van Collem, Dutch journalist/TV host (Amsterdamned)
1920Richard Hayman, bandleader/conductor/pianist (Theme of 3 Penny Opera)
1921Tom Bevill, (Rep-D-AL, 1967- )
1922Margaret Stacey, sociologist
1923Louis Simpson, Jamaican/US poet (Good News of Death)
1923Shusaku Endo, writer
1923Victor Hochhauser, British impresario (Israeli Philharmonic Orch)
1924Harold Nicholas, US actor (Tap, 5 Heartbeats, Stormy Weather)
1924Sarah L Vaughan, Newark NJ, jazz scat singer (Broken Hearted Melody)
1925Lord Plumb, MEP
1925R P Cohan, choreographer
1925Robert Cohan, artistic director (Contemporary Dance Trust)
1926Louis Blom-Cooper QC/press arbiter
1927Anthony Lewis, columnist (NY Times)/author (Gideon's Trumpet)
1927Cecil Bödker, writer
1927Lord Fanshawe of Richmond, MP
1927Mstislav Leopold Rostropovich, Baku USSR, cellist/conductor
1928Douglas Applegate, (Rep-D-OH, 1977- )
1930Bob den Uyl, Dutch journalist/writer (Bird Watching)
1930David Janssen, [Meyer], Naponee Nebraska, actor (Fugitive, Harry O)
1930Richard Hayman, Cambridge Mass, orch leader (Vaughn Monroe Show)
1931Burt Collins, trumpeter
1931R P Bauman, CEO (British Aerospace)
1931Yoriaki Matsudaira, composer
1932Wes Covington, baseball player (Phila Phillies)
1933DRG Andrews, CEO (Land Rover-Leyland)
1933Frank Taylor, Chief Constable (Durham)
1933J Geoffrey Parker, high master (Manchestrer Grammar School)
1934Arthur Mitchell, choreographer (Dance Theater of Harlem)
1934David Hancock, secretary (British Dept of Education & Science)
1935Earl of Suffolk & Berkshire
1935Julian Glover, London England, actor (QED, Heat & Dust, Mandela)
1936Jerry Lacy, Sioux City Iowa, actor (Play it Again Sam)
1936Malcolm Goldstein, composer
1937Johnny "Clyde" Copeland, US blues guitarist/singer (Lion's Den)
1938A J Bellingham, president (Royal College of Pathologists)
1938Jock Slater, admiral
1938P Daubeny, CEO (Electricity Assn)
1939Cale Yarborough, auto racer (Daytona 500-1968, 77, 83, 84)
1939Jay C Kim, (Rep-R-California)
1939Judy Carne, comedienne (Laugh-In, Love on a Rooftop)
1939Lord Lyell
1939Ruth Ashton, general secretary (Royal College of Midwives)
1940Austin Pendleton, Warren OH, actor (Short Circuit, Simon, Hello Again)
1940June Wilkinson, Eastbourne England, actress (Absolutely Glamarous)
1941Charles Pashayan Jr, (Rep-R-CA, 1979- )
1941Liese Prokop, Austria, pentathlete (Olympic-silver-1968)
1942Michael York, England, actor (Cabaret, Logan's Run, 3 Musketeers)
1942Raymond J McGrath, (Rep-R-NY, 1981- )
1943M Robert Carr, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1975-81, 83- )
1945Briton Selby, NHLer
1946Bill Sudakis, baseball player
1946Carl Weintraub, actor (Harry-Executive Suite)
1946Jerry Lacy, actor (Rev Trask-Dark Shadows)
1947Daphne Todd, president (Royal Society of Portrait Painters)
1947Dough Wilkerson, football
1947Tom Sullivan, Boston MA, blind actor (If You Could See What I Hear)
1949Patrick Deuchar, CEO (Albert Hall)
1950Maria Ewing, opera singer
1950Tony Banks, rock keyboardist (Genesis-Against All Odds)
1950Vic Harris, baseball
1951Bobby Lalonde, NHLer (Boston Bruins)
1951Tony Banks, rocker
1952Chick Vennera, Herkimer NY, actor (High Risk, Milagro Beanfield War)
1952Maria Schneider, Paris, actress (Last Tango in Paris, Crime of Honor)
1952Rocky Maffit, rocker (Champaign)
1953Annemarie Moser-Pröll, Austria, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1980)
1953Pamela Roylance, Seattle Wash, actress (Sarah-Little House on Prairie)
1955Kim Brassey, racehorse trainer
1955Patrick McCabe, novelist
1956Brian Kelly, CFL wide receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
1956Thomas Wassberg, Sweden, 15K/50K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1980)
1957Billy MacKenzie, rock vocalist (The Associates-Affectionate Punch)
1957Duncan Goodhew, England, 100m breast stroke swimmer (Oly-Gold-1980)
1957Nicholas Hawkins, MP
1958Bart Connor, gymnast/sportscaster (Olympic-gold-1984)
1958Shaun Cassidy, rocker/actor (Hardy Boys, Texas Guns)
1958Susan Molinari, (Rep-R-NY)
1960Clare Lucy Madeleine Evans, historian
1960Jennifer Grey, actress (Dirty Dancing); Joel Grey's daughter
1960Steve Jarvin, Australian soling yachter (Olympics-96)
1961Clark Datchler, vocalist (Johnny Hates Jazz-Don't Say it's Love)
1961Ellery Hanley, rugby league player
1963Dave Koz, saxophonist
1963Ed Pinckney, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)
1963Quentin Tarantino, director/screenwriter (Pulp Fiction)
1963Randall Cunningham, NFL QB (Phila Eagles, Minnesota Vikings)
1963Todd Graves, Laurel Miss, skeet (Olympics-1992, 96)
1963Xuxa, [Maria da Graca Meneghel], Brazil, actress (Xuxa Park)
1966Kate Donahoo, Las Vegas NV, US judoka (Olympic-92)
1967Jaime Navarro, Bayamon Puerto Rico, pitcher (Chic Cubs)
1967Talisa Soto, [Miriam], Brooklyn NY, actress (License to Kill)
1967Tom Hammonds, NBA forward (Minn Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets)
1968Irina Belova, Russian pentathelete (world record 1992)
1969Tom Beer, NFL running back (Detroit Lions)
1970Anthony Prior, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets, Minnesota Vikings)
1970Corey Page, actor (Richard Wilkins-Loving/City)
1970Ed Philion, NFL nose tackle (Buffalo Bills)
1971Mariah Carey, NYC, singer (Love Takes Time, Hero)
1972Kirby Dar Dar, wide reciever (Miami Dolphins)
1973Serge Tremblay, La Malbaie Quebec, weightlifter (Olympics-96)
1974Rosanna Gimenez, Miss Paraguay Universe (1997)
1975B J Gallis, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
1975Gregory DuBois, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
1976Danny Fortson, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets)
1976Roberta Alma Anastase, Miss Universe-Romania (1996)
1977Tom van der Leegte, Dutch soccer player (PSV)
1984Emily Ann Lloyd, actress (Sarah Kramer-Something So Right)
1984J P Steur, actor (Grace Under Fire)
1986Melissa Stern, [Baby M]/[Sara Whitehead], surrogate baby
1988Kerri Ann Darling, actress (Alli Fowler-Another World)

Famous deaths for this day Events  Birthdays

0922 Al-Hallaj al-Mughith-al-Hsayn Mansur, Persian mystic, beheaded at 64
0965 Arnulf I, the Elder/the Great, count of Flanders (918-65), dies
1211 Sancho I, King of Portugal (1185-1211), dies at 56
1378 Gregory XI, [Pierre R the Beaufort], last French Pope (1370-78), dies
1472 Janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet/translator, dies at 37
1482 Maria, duchess of Burgundy/countess of Holland, dies at 25
1625 James I Stuart, king of Scotland (1567)/England (1603-25), dies at 58
1668 Clemens Thieme, composer, dies at 36
1679 Abraham Mignon, Dutch still life painter, dies at 38
1701 Anne Hilarion de Cotentin, count of Tourville/Fr admiral, dies at 58
1714 Anton Ulrich, German duke of Brunswick/poet, dies at 80
1757 Johann Wenzel Anton Stamitz, composer, dies at 39
1761 Johann Ludwig Steiner, composer, dies at 72
1769 Josef Antonin Gurecky, composer, dies at 60
1770 Giovanni B Tiepolo, Italian painter (Banquet of Cleopatra), dies at 73
1809 Joseph M Vien, French (court)painter/etcher, dies at 92
1826 Jakob Haibel, composer, dies at 63
1850 Wilhelm Bear, German banker/astronomer (Moon Map), dies at 53
1875 Edgar Quinet, French writer/historian (Ahasvérus), dies at 72
1878 Dobri Voynikov, composer, dies at 44
1878 George Gilbert Scott, architect, dies
1889 Moritz Furstenau, composer, dies at 64
1894 Verney L Cameron, English explorer (Tanganyika), dies at 49
1898 Sajjid Ahmad Chan, co founder (Pakistan), dies at 80
1900 Pieter J Joubert [Smart Piet], South African general, dies at 69
1910 Alexander E Agassiz, US businessman/biologist/geologist, dies at 74
1910 David Duffle Wood, composer, dies at 72
1920 Johan G Danser, Dutch poet (Meetings), dies at 26
1922 Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov, composer, dies at 63
1924 Walter Parratt, composer, dies at 83
1925 Carl G Neumann, German mathematician/physicist, dies at 92
1928 Leslie Stuart, composer, dies at 64
1929 ... Shatunovsky, mathematician, dies
1931 Arnold Bennett, novelist, dies
1933 Lionel Palairet, cricketer (49 runs in 2 Tests for England 1902), dies
1938 Louis William Stern, German/US philosopher/psychologist, dies at 66
1939 Constance Lindsay Skinner, author (Rivers of America), dies at 57
1943 Grigori Yakovlevich Bakhchivangi, test pilot (BI-1), killed in crash
1945 Jírgen Nielsen, Danish writer (romance), dies at 42
1946 Gabriela Preissov , writer, dies
1947 Charles Smith, cricketer (batted for S Afr in 1902-03), dies
1948 Karel Candael, Flemish composer, dies at 64
1953 Narciso Garay, composer, dies at 76
1956 Frans Beelaerts van Blokland, minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 84
1959 Grant Withers, actor (Okla Annie), suicide with sleeping pills at 54
1960 Ian Whyte, composer, dies at 58
1961 Jack Kane, orch leader (Steve & Eydie, Andy Williams Show), dies at 37
1966 Mien Labberton, Dutch poet, dies at 82
1967 Gerardus H de Vet, the Bold, bishop of Breda (1962-67), dies at 49
1968 Yuri Gagarin, 1st man to orbit Earth, & Seryogin, in plane crash at 34
1972 Maurits C Escher, Dutch lithograph carver (Praedestinatie), dies at 73
1973 Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, composer, dies at 72
1975 Arthur Bliss, English composer/conductor (Checkmate), dies at 83
1975 Gertrude Niesen, actress (Start Cheering), dies at 63
1977 Diana Hyland, actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough), dies at 41
1977 Eve Meyer, X actress (Immoral Mr Teas), dies in a plane crash at 46
1977 Lodewijk de Vocht, composer, dies at 89
1978 Wilfred Pickles, actor (Billy Liar, Gay Dog), dies at 73
1979 Ronald Adam, actor (Phantom Shot), dies at 82
1982 Joris Noë, Flemish literary, dies at 68
1983 James Hayter, actor (Pickwick Papers, Trio, Great Game), dies at 75
1983 Janis Ivanovs, composer, dies at 76
1986 Cass Canfield, US publisher, dies at 88
1987 Lloyd Goodrich, American Arts Museum director, dies at 90
1988 Jan van den Weghe, Flemish writer, dies at about 67
1989 May Allison, actress (Youth for Salem Men of Steel), dies
1991 Aldo Ray, western actor (Battle Cry), dies at 64 of cancer
1991 Elinor Remick Warren, composer, dies at 91
1991 Leueen McGrath, actress (Edward My Son, Saint's Vacation), dies at 77
1991 Ralph Bates, British actor (Persecution, Graveyard), dies at 50
1992 Anita Colby, US model/actress/author (Pepsi Coke), dies at 77
1992 Easley Blackwood, expert bridge player, dies at 89
1992 Gerry Duggan, dies at 82
1992 James E Webb, head of NASA (1961-68), dies at 84
1992 Martin Engelman, Dutch cartoonist/painter/graphic artist, dies
1993 Carlos Gimenez, director (Theater Festival of Caracas), dies at 47
1993 Clifford Jordan, tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 61
1993 Kate Reid, British actress (Lil-Dallas), dies of cancer at 62
1993 Katherine Hynes De Groot, dies of stroke at 88
1993 Wilhelmus M J Russell, Dutch MP (KVP, CDA), dies at 74
1994 Dennis Hartas, flier, dies at 69
1995 Albert Drach, writer, dies
1995 Bernard Cornfeld, Romanian/US financier (Fund of Funds), dies at 67
1995 Chet Gierlach, music publisher/composer, dies at 75
1995 Rene Allio, film Director, dies at 70

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