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Events for today in history Birthdays  Deaths
0636 Arabs gain control of most of Palestine from Byzantine Empire
0685 John V begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1148 Crusaders attack Damascus
1215 Frederik II crowns himself Roman Catholic king
1253 Jews are expelled from Vienne France by order of Pope Innocent III
1298 Jews are massacred at Wurzburg Germany
1298 Rindfleish Persecutions-Jewish community Wurzburg Germany annihilated
1403 Battle of Shrewsbury fought by Percys against King Henry IV
1431 Council of Basel opens
1431 G Cesarini opens Counsel of Basel (Ferrara/Florence)
1453 Battle at Gavere: Philip the Good beats Gentse rebellion
1532 Karel I & evangelical monarchy signs Peace of Neurenberg
1540 Turkey recognizes J nos Sigismund Z polyai as vassal-king of Hungary
1558 Battle at Grevelingen: Gen/earl Lamoraal van Egmont beat France
1572 Willem van Oranges troops occupy Roermond on the Spanjaarden
1594 Groningen surrenders to earl Mauritius/Willem Louis
1599 Caravaggio's 1st public commission for paintings
1645 Aleksei Mihailovitch Romanov succeeds his father Michael as czar
1664 4 British ships to drive Dutch out of NY, arrive in Boston
1726 Benjamin Franklin sails back to Philadelphia
1745 Charles Stuart, the Younger, lands at Eriskay Island, Hebrides
1764 James Otis publishes views on taxation without representation
1798 Napoleon captures Alexandria, Egypt
1803 Robert Emmett's insurrected in Dublin
1812 Battle of Mogilev Russia-Napolean fights Czar Alexander I
1827 1st US swim school opens (Boston Mass)
1829 William Austin Burt patents "typographer" (typewriter)
1834 HMS Beagle anchors in Bay of Valparaiso
1840 Union Act passed by British Parliament, uniting Upper & Lower Canada
1848 Battle of Custoza-Italian War of Independence, starts
1850 17th Postmaster General: Nathan K Hall of NY takes office
1851 Treaty of Traverse des Sioux signed by Sioux Indians & US
1852 1st interment in US National Cemetery at Presidio
1858 Jewish Disabilities Removal Act passed by British Parliament
1863 Alexandra Park opens in North London
1864 Battle of Woodstock, VA
1866 Cincinnati Baseball club (Red Stockings) forms
1870 Emperor Napoleon III appoints Empress Eugénie as Regent of France
1877 1st US municipal railroad, Cincinnati Southern, begins operations
1877 1st telephone & telegraph line in Hawaii completed
1880 1st commercial hydroelectric power planet begins, Grand Rapids, Mich
1886 Steve Brodie supposedly survives plunge from Brooklyn Bridge
1888 John Boyd Dunlop, applies to patent pneumatic tire
1890 Jack Barrett carries his cricket bat for Australia at Lord's (67)
1900 Pan-African Congress meets in London
1903 Ford Motor Co sells 1st Model A car
1904 Ice cream cone created by Charles E Menches during La Purchase Expo
1906 Pogroms against Jews in Oddessa
1907 7th Davis Cup: Australasia beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
1913 Arabs attack Jewish community of Rechovot Palestine
1914 Austria-Hungary issues ultimatum to Serbia leading to WW I
1917 Cleveland Metropolitan Park District establishes
1920 British East Africa renamed Kenya & becomes a British crown colony
1921 Chinese communist party forms under Henk Sneevliet
1921 Edward Gourdin of US, sets then long jump record at 25' 2 3/4"
1925 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his 1st of 23 career grand slammers
1926 Belgian NMBS/SNCFB forms
1926 France govt of Poincaré, forms
1930 Earthquake strikes Ariano Italy, 1,500 killed
1930 Pitts Pie Traynor ends both games with HRs (1st in 9th, 2nd in 13th)
1931 Ashmore & Cartier Is in Indian Ocean transferred to Australia
1931 France announces they can't afford to send a team to 1932 LA olympics
1934 Bradman completes 304 at Headingley, 430 mins, 43 fours 2 sixes
1935 Airplane crashes into the Empire State Building
1936 Anthony M Kennedy, Sacramento CA, Supreme Court Justice
1937 Isolation of pituitary hormone announced (Yale University)
1938 Bradman scores 103 in 178 mins on a Headingley sticky, 3rd Test
1940 "Blitz" all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins
1942 German troops conquer Rostow
1942 Hitler's Directive #45: order to occupy Stalingrad
1942 Treblinka Concentration Camp destroyed
1943 Battle of Koersk, USSR ends in Nazi defeat (6,000 tanks)
1943 US 45th Infantry division occupies north coast of Termini
1944 Chicago Cubs Bill Nicholson hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
1944 Conference of Bretton Woods signed; IMF operations begin
1944 Soviet Army marches into Lublin Poland
1944 US forces invade Japanese-held Tinian in WW II
1944 US troops occupy Pisa Italy
1945 Marshal Henri Pétain, leader Vichy-regime, goes on trial
1946 Menachem Begins opposition group bombs King David Hotel
1947 1st (US Navy) air squadron of jets, Quonset Point, RI
1948 Progressive party convention nominates Henry Wallace for President
1949 Test Cricket debut of Brian Close aged 18 years 149 days
1952 General Neguib seizes power, Monarchy overthrown in Egypt (Natl Day)
1955 NY Yankees Bob Cerv & E Howard are 1st to hit consecutive pinch HRs
1956 Bell X-2 rocket plane sets world aircraft speed record of 3,050 kph
1956 Joe Cronin & Hank Greenberg inducted into Hall of Fame
1958 1st 4 women named to peerage in House of Lords
1959 VP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR
1960 15th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1961 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
1961 Bricusse & Newley's musical "Stop the world I want to ...," premieres
1964 A's Bert Campaneris HRs on 1st pitch, hits a 2nd HR on 2nd at bat
1964 Egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage
1965 Beatles "Help" is released in UK
1965 Dick Stuart homers in a major league-record 23rd different park
1966 Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens
1966 John Pennel pole vaults record (5.34 m)
1966 Napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!"
1967 -27] 43 die in race riot in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires)
1967 Pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons
1968 Fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt
1968 PLO's 1st hijacking of an El Al plane
1968 Race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 cops killed
1969 40th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 9-3 at RFK Memorial, Wash DC
1969 All star MVP: Willie McCovey (SF Giants)
1969 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1972 1st Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) is launched
1972 Eddy Merckx (Belgium) wins his 4th consecutive Tour de France
1972 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Golf Classic
1973 Ozark AL plane knocked out of air by lightning, St Louis-36 die
1973 Qaboos bin Said Al Said, becomes Sultan & Prime Minister of Oman
1973 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1973 Pres Nixon refuses to release Watergate tapes of conversations in the White House relevant to the Watergate investigation
1974 45th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-2 at 3 Rivers Stadium, Pitts
1974 All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers)
1974 Greek military dictatorship collapses
1975 Alan Ayckbourn's "Absent Friends," premieres in London
1975 LA Dodgers W Crawford & Lee Lacy are 5th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
1976 42nd NFL Chicago All Star Game: Pittsburgh 24, All Stars 0 (52,895)
1976 Balt Oriole Reggie Jackson homers in 6th straight game
1976 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1976 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1976 Wings release "Let 'em In"
1977 Washington jury convicts 12 Hanafi Moslems on hostage charges
1978 33rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
1978 Israeli govt rejects Sadat's call for return of 2 Sinai areas
1978 Phillies Steve Carlton becomes 78th pitcher to win 200
1978 Reggie Jackson returns & helps Yankees win their 5th straight
1979 George Brett gets his 1,000th hit
1980 Billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya
1980 River of No Return Wilderness Area designated by Jimmy Carter
1980 Soyuz 37 ferries 2 cosmonauts (1 Vietnamese) to Salyut 6
1982 FCC approves AM stereo radio, KTSA San Antonio goes stereo
1982 Intl Whaling Comn votes for total ban on coml whaling (starting 1985)
1984 KC Royals Dan Quisenberry gets his 200th career save
1984 Suzette Charles (NJ), 21, replaces Williams as 57th Miss America 1984
1984 Vanessa Williams, 1st black Miss America, resigns due to posing nude
1986 Britain's Prince Andrew marries Sarah Ferguson
1986 King Hassan II meets with Israeli premier Simon Peres
1987 Petra Felke (E Ger) throws javelin 78.89 m (women's record)
1987 RNI (Bkln NY pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM
1987 Red Sox waive Bill Buckner, the goat of last years World Series
1987 Said Aouita of Morocco runs world record 5,000 m (12:58.39)
1988 Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway kicks record 8 field goals vs Edmonton
1989 118th British Golf Open: Mark Calcavecchia shoots a 275 at Royal Troon
1989 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1989 FOX-TV tops ABC, NBC & CBS for 1st time (America's Most Wanted)
1989 Winds gust to 85 MPH at Fort Smith Arkansas
1990 Rosie Jones, (St Louis), 26, crowned 22nd Miss Black America
1990 South-Africa worker's union leader Billy Nair arrested
1991 James Farentino of Dynasty arrested in Canada for cocaine possession
1991 Rob Dibble back from 3-game suspension, is ejected for throwing at & hitting Cubs baserunner Doug Dascenzo Cubs win, 8-5
1992 Bruce Springsteen begins a world tour
1992 Emperor Haile Selassie, [Ras Tafari Makonnen] of Ethiopia's, funeral
1993 Boon completes 17th Test Cricket century, 107 at Headingley
1993 British Aerospace 147 crash at Yinchuan, 55 killed
1993 Chinese B737 crash at Yinchuan, at least 66 killed
1993 Chris Boardman bicycles world record 1 hour distance (52,270 km)
1993 NY Yankee Mark Hutton is 1st Australian to be a starting pitcher, He beats Angels 5-2; Yanks, Red Sox, Blue Jays 3 way tie for 1st
1994 All 40,000 ceiling tiles in Kingdome must be replaced
1994 Amy Osmond, of Utah, 17, crowned America's Junior Miss
1994 Dancer Gene Kelly suffers a mild stroke
1994 Don Mattingly becomes 6th NY Yankee to get 2,000 hits
1994 Goodwill Games open in St Petersburg
1994 Longest baseball rain delay (3:39) as Giants beat Mets 4-2 in NYC
1994 Space shuttle STS-65: Columbia 17, lands after record 14 days 55 mins
1995 "Hamlet" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 121 performances
1995 124th British Golf Open: John Daly shoots a 282 at St Andrews Scotland
1995 Miguel Indur ins wins his 5th Tour de France
1995 Tracy Kerdyk wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
1997 Dallas TV Station KXAS settle with Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin & Erik Williams for reporting false sex assault allegations against them
2000 129th British Golf Open: at Royal Lytham
2000 55th US Women's Open Golf Championship
Birthdays for today in history Events  Deaths
1339Louis I, Duke of Anjou/King of Naples (Battle at Poitiers)
1401Francesco Sfoza, soldier
1659Antonius Schultingh, [Schultingius], Dutch lawyer
1734Antonio Maria Gasparo Sacchini, opera composer [or Jun 14 1730]
1735Johannes Herbst, composer
1769Alexey Nikolayevich Titov, composer
1773Karl Ludwig Hellwig, composer
1775François-Eugène Vidocq, British police detective
1793Joseph Hartmann Stuntz, composer
1796Franz Adolf Berwald, Sweden, composer
1803Johann Vesque von Puttlingen, composer
1806Eduard Marxsen, composer
1816Charlotte Sanders Cushman, US, actress (Lady MacBeth)
1822Darius Nash Couch, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1897
1823Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore, English poet
1824Gabriel Colvin Wharton, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1906
1825Richard Hol, Dutch composer/organist/conductor
1827Pieter Caland, Dutch hydraulic engineer (New Waterway)
1828Jonathan Hutchinson, surgeon/scientist
1834James "Cardinal" Gibbons, archbishop of Baltimore
1838Edouard [Judas] Colonne, composer/violinist
1841Edward John Armstrong, poet
1849Geza Zichy, composer
1851Charles Bannerman, Aussie cricket batsman (1st centurion)
1853William H Gillette, actor (Sherlock Holmes on stage)
1856Arthur H Bird, composer
1856Bal Gangadhar Tilak, British-Indian Hindi leader
1857French [M J François] Erens, lawyer/literary (Pursue Years)
1861Alexander W F Idenburg, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1909-16)
1865Friedrich Aereboe, landhuishoudkundige
1866Francesco Cilea, composer
1876William Gillies Whittaker, composer
1883Alan Francis Brooke, 1st viscount Alanbrooke fieldmarshal [or Jul 4]
1884Albert Warner, US producer (Warner Bros)
1884Apolinary Szeluto, composer
1884Emil Jannings, Germany, actor (Faust, Passion, Blue Angel)
1886Arthur Whitten Brown, aviator
1886John C Poortenaar, painter/etcher/cartoonist
1886Salvador de Madariaga y Rojo, writer/diplomat
1888Gluyas Williams, SF, cartoonist (Fellows Citizen)
1888Milan Stoyadinovich, Serbia, fascist Yugoslavia PM (1935-39)
1888Raymond Chandler, writer
1891Maurus H Hulsman, Dutch priest/editor (Amigoe di Curaçao)
1892Haile Selassie, [Ras Tafari Makonnen], emperor of Ethiopia (1930-74)
1892Petros John Petridis, composer
1893Karl Menninger, psychiatrist (Menninger Clinic)
1894Arthur Treacher, Brighton England, announcer (Merv Griffin Show)
1895Florence Vidor, [Arto], Houston TX, actress (Jack Knife Man)
1898Mervyn "Red" Dutton, Manitoba, 2nd NHL pres (1943-46)
1899Gustav Heinemann, President of West Germany
1902Walter Burle Marx, composer
1904Adone Zecchi, composer
1905Daniel M K "Daan" Inghelram, Flemish author (Angélique)
1905Erich Itor Kahn, composer
1906Clancy Cooper, actress (Enchanted Forest, Girls in Chains)
1906Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist
1907Elspeth Josceline Huxley, English author
1908Karl Swenson, Bkln NY, actor (Lara-Little House on the Prairie)
1910Pimen, [Sergei Irzjekov], patriarch Russian-Orthodox Cathederal
1912Michael Wilding, England, actor (Courtney Affair, World of Suzie Wong)
1913Coral Browne, Melbourne Aust, actress (Margaret-Time Express)
1913Michael Foot, MP
1914Alastair Down, CEO (Burmah Oil)
1916Ben Weber, St Louis Missouri, composer (Thorne Music Award-1965)
1916Ronald Ridout, school textbook author
1917Charles Kerruish, president (Tyndwald Isle of Man)
1917John Stokes, MP
1917Kurt Kreuger, St Moritz Switz, actor (Fear, Unfaithfully Yours)
1919[Harold] Pee Wee Reese, Hall of Fame shortstop (Dodgers)
1920Malcolm Hughes, artist
1920Marcel Maeyer, [de Maeyer], Belgian sculptor/graphic artist
1921Calvert DeForest, Brooklyn NY, comedian (Larry "Bud" Melman)
1921David Lawmn, CEO (Prestige Group)
1921Harry Hookway, pro-chancellor (Loughborough University)
1921Heinz Bennent, Aachen Germany, Actor (Possession)
1921Jerome Rosen, composer
1921Peter Twiss, test pilot
1922Moses Rosen, chief Rabbi of Romania
1924Betsy Haworth, deacon/minister
1925Donna Anderson, Akiak AK, actress (On the Beach
1925Gloria De Haven, LA, actress (Bog, Yellow Cab Man, Irene-Nakia)
1925Pierre Baugniet, Belgium, pairs ice skater (Olympic-gold-1948)
1926Ludvik Vaculik, writer
1927Al[fred] A McCandless, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
1927Elliot McKay See Jr, Dallas Texas, astronaut
1928Leon Fleisher, SF Calif, pianist/conductor (Annapolis Symph 1973-77)
1929Andrew Rutherford, warden (Goldsmith's College)
1931Jan Torell, Limhamm Sweden, director (New Land, Emigrants)
1931Richard Searby, deputy-chairman (News Corp Ltd-Australia)
1931Viktor Korchnoi, chess champ
1932Alistair Graham, headmaster (Mill Hill School)
1933Bert Convy, St Louis Mo, actor (Snoop Sisters, Win Lose or Draw)
1933Richard Rogers, English architect
1934Nicholas Barrington, high commissioner (Pakistan)
1935Cleveland Dunkin, rocker (Penguins)
1936Anthony M Kennedy, Calif, 106th Supreme Court justice (1988- )
1936Don Drysdale, Van Nuys Calif, pitcher (LA Dodgers-Cy Young 1962)
1938Ronny Cox, Cloudcroft Mass, actor (St Elsewhere)
1940Don Imus, radio disc jockey (WNBC)
1940Gary Stites, rock vocalist (Lonely For You)
1942John de Hont, Dutch guitarist (ZZ & Masks)
1942Madeline Bell, US singer (Black Nativity)
1943Tony Joe White, rocker
1944Dino Danelli, Jersey City NJ, rock drummer (Fotomaker, Young Rascals)
1944Judith A Bosch, Dutch radio/TV-hostess (Tweekamp, Zeskamp)
1945Harold W Hennep, Arubians/Dutch dancer/actor (Plus Echo)
1946Andy MacKay, London, rock sax/oboe (Roxy Music-Dance Away)
1946Keith Ferguson, blues guy (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
1947David Essex, [Cook], London, rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day)
1947Spencer Christian, weatherman (Good Morning America)
1949Clive Rice, South African cricket all-rounder (WSC 1978-79, ODI 1991)
1950Alan Turner, Aussie cricket left-handed opener (World Cup ton 1975)
1950Belinda J Montgomery, Winnipeg, actress (Man From Atlantis)
1950Blair Thornton, rock guitarist (Bachman-Turner-Overdrive)
1950Ian Thomas, rocker
1950Kaity Tong, news anchor (WABC-TV NYC)
1951Edie McClurg, Kansas City MO, actress (Cinderella-1985, Hogan Family)
1951Terry Davis, NYC, actress (Stacey Winthrop-Another World)
1952Janis Siegel, NYC, jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction)
1952Paul Hibbert, cricketer (one Test Aust v India 1977, scored 13 & 2)
1953Graham Gooch, cricketer (prolific England opener & captain)
1955Marisa DeFranco, rocker (DeFranco Family)
1957Harry Stefanki, Mento Park Cal, tennis star
1958Kenneth J Green, Danbury CT, PGA golfer (1985 Buick Open)
1958Lydia Cornell, El Paso Tx, actress (Sara Rush-Too Close for Comfort)
1961Antoine Carr, NBA forward/center (Utah Jazz)
1961Martin Gore, rocker (Depeche Mode-Just Can't Get Enough)
1961Woody Harrelson, Midland Tx, actor (Woody Boyd-Cheers)
1962Eriq La Salle, Hartford CT, actor (Dr Peter Benton-ER)
1962Terry-Jo Myers, Ft Myers FL, LPGA golfer (1988 Mayflower Classic)
1963Siobodan Zivojinovic, Yugoslavia, tennis star
1964Greg Best, Lynchburg VA, Equestrian athlete (Olympic-silver-88, 92)
1965Brett Faryniarz, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
1965Slash, [Saul Hudson], England, guitarist (Guns & Roses-Sweet Child)
1966Micheal Williams, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
1967Nicole Jagerman, Netherlands, tennis star
1968Amy Fruwirth, Cypress CA, LPGA golfer (1995 McCall's LPGA-4th)
1968Beth Ehlers, Queens NY, actress (Harley Cooper-Guiding Light, Hunger)
1968Christopher "Chris" Kerber, Collingswood NJ, rower (Olympics-1996)
1968Douglas Craft, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
1968Elden Campbell, NBA forward/center (LA Lakers)
1968Gary Payton, NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics)
1968Stefan Figliuzzi, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
1968Stephane Seymour, model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover-1988)
1969Andrew Cassels, Bramalea, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)
1969Dimitri Khristich, Kiev Ukr, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
1969Fernanda Ribeiro, Portugal, 10k runner (Olympics-gold-96)
1969Reyhan Agaoglu, WLAF safety (Amsterdam Admirals)
1970Sam Waters, Camp Springs Md, singer (Color Me Badd-Want to Sex You Up)
1971Aimee Rinehart, Miss Missouri USA (1996)
1971Alison Krauss, Decatur Ill, country singer (2 Highways)
1972Marlon Wayans, comedian (Wayans Bros, In Living Color)
1972Oscar McBride, NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
1972Seth Dittman, NFL offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colt, London Monarchs)
1972Trisha Fallon, Australian basketball forward (Olympics-bronze-96)
1973Darvin Ham, NBA forward (Wash Wizards)
1973Kyle Walters, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1974Maurice Greene, KC Kansas, 100m runner
1974Tara Williams, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury)
1976Inger Lise Ebeltoft, Miss Universe-Norway (1996)
1982Schottzie Schott, dog mascot of Cincinnati Reds
Deaths for today in history Events  Birthdays
0945Richarius, bishop of Luik (922-45), dies
1373Birgitta van Sweden, Swedish saint, dies
1403Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], killed in battle at 39
1562Gottfried/Götz von Berlichingen, German Knight of kingdom, dies
1568Don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II, dies at about 23
1581Georges Lalaing, viceroy of Friesland, dies
1645Michael Fjodorovitsj, tsar of Russia (1613-45)/1st Romanov, dies
1685Pietro Reggio, composer, dies at 53
1690Richard Gibson, minature painter, dies
1757Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti, Italian composer (La Silvia), dies at 71
1793Thomas Mckean, US attorney/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 72
1803Arthur Wolfe, 1st viscount Kilwarden/Chief Justice of Ireld, murdered
1816Elizabeth Hamilton, author (Cats: A Celebration), dies at 68
1829Wojciech Boguslawski, composer, dies at 72
1840Frantisek Max Knize, composer, dies at 55
1844Christian Gobrecht, 4th US chief engraver (1840-44), dies in office
1866Thomas Forbes Walmisley, composer, dies at 83
1875Isaac Merritt Singer, inventor (sewing machine), dies at 63
1878Miguel Hilarion Eslava y Elizondo, composer, dies at 70
1885Ulysses S Grant, 18th US pres, dies in Mount McGregor NY, at 63
1904John Simon, public health pioneer, dies
1905Jean-Jacques, painter, dies
1909Ernest F Cambier, Bel colonial pioneer (1st Congo railway), dies at 65
1909Zygmunt Noskowski, composer, dies at 63
1916William Ramsey, chemist, dies
1927Saad Zaghlul, Egyptian parliament chairman, dies at 74
1930Glenn Hammond Curtiss, aviation pioneer/airplane builder, dies at 52
1933Max Schillings, German composer/conductor (Mona Lisa), dies at 65
1942Andrew Ducat, cricketer (England 1921), dies whilst batting at 56
1942Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet/communist, executed at 32
1943Meijer de Hond, [Emanuel Querido], rabbi (Sobibor), dies
1943Emanuel Querido, publisher (Sobibor), dies
1944Bernard M Cohen, attorney, killed at Belsen concentration camp
1944Helmuth J von Moltke, German earl (July 20th plotter), executed
1944Max HHR Nettlau, Austrian historian (Der Anarchismus), dies at 79
1946James Maxton, politician, dies
1948D[avid] W[ark] Griffith, US director/producer, dies
1951Henri Philippe Pétain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime), dies
1951Robert Joseph Flaherty, documentary film maker, dies
1955Harry Haden, actor (Harry-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 73
1955Cordell Hull, statesman, dies
1955Betsy van Es, Flemish actress (Un soir de joie), dies at 55
1957G Tomasi di Lampedusa, writer, dies at 61
1961Esther Dale, actress (Birdie-Ma & Pa Kettle), dies after surgery at 75
1964Jan PML de Vries, Dutch germanist/folklorist, dies at 74
1966Donald Novis, singer/actor (Pajama Game), dies at 60
1966Douglass Montgomery, actor (Forbidden, Daybreak), dies at 56
1966[Edward] Montgomery Clift, actor (From Here to Eternity), dies at 45
1968Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets)
1968Henry Hallett Dale, physiologist, dies
1969Deli Floyd, writer, dies
1971Van Heflin, actor (Great Adventure), dies at 60
1973Eddie Rickenbacker, WW I fighter pilot, dies at 82
1973Marius-François Gaillard, composer, dies at 72
1974Mary Forbes, actress (Nun-Les Miserables, Ivy), dies at 90
1976Wilhelmina Von Bremen, 4X100 relay sprinter (Oly-gold-32), dies at 64
1977René de Vos, Dutch actor/composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), dies at 79
1979Keith Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead), dies in a car accident at 31
1982Vic Morrow, actor (Cimmaron), killed during "Twilight Zone" at 53
1983Georges Auric, French composer (It Always Rains on Sunday), dies at 84
1984Lloyd Gough, actor (Black Bart, Tolsa), dies of aortic aneurism at 77
1985Kay Kyser, bandleader (Kay Kyser's Kollege), dies at 79
1986Jouko Paavo Kalervo Tolonen, composer, dies at 73
1988Jahangir Khan, cricketer (4 Tests for India 1932-36), dies
1990Georges Flamant, actor (La Chienne), dies in Paris at 86
1990Joe Turner, jazz pianist, dies of cardiac arrest at 82
1990Robert Sommer, singer, dies of liver failure at 42
1991Billie Carlyle
1992Arletty, French actress (Hotel, Longest Day), dies at 94
1992Maxine Audley, Brit actress (Vikings, Our Man in Havana), dies at 69
1993Jordan, father of Michael Jordan, murdered
1994Aad Ivens, Dutch checkers player, dies at 80
1994Hans J Salter, Aust/US composer (Deanna-Durbin musicals), dies at 98
1994Henry William Collins, artist, dies at 84
1995Bob Rundick, poet/DJ, dies at 52
1995Floyd McDaniel, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 80
1996Aliki Vougiouklaki, actress (Madalena), dies at 63
1996Jessica Lucy Mitford, author, dies at 78
1996John Corner, scientist, dies at 80
1997Andrew Cunanan, serial killer (Gianni Versage), commits suicide

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