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Events for today in history Birthdays  Deaths
0070 Walls of upper city of Jerusalem battered down by Romans
1290 Earthquake in Gulf of Chili China, reportedly kills 100,000
1312 Duke John II of Brabant ends Charter of Kortenberg
1509 Storm ravages Flemish/Dutch/Friese coast, 1000s killed
1540 Pope Paul III recognizes Society of Jesus/Order of the Jesuits
1540 Society of Jesus (Jesuits) founded by Ignatius Loyola
1694 Hurricane hits Carlisle Bay Barbados; 27 Brit ships sink & 3,000 die
1777 Battle of Germantown; Washington defeated by British [NS=Oct 6]
1777 English General William Howe occupies Philadelphia
1779 John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain
1787 Constitution submitted to states for ratification
1794 French troops conquer Crèvecoeur
1821 Mexican Empire declares its independence
1821 Revolutionary forces occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw
1825 Railroad transportation is born with 1st track (Stockton-Darlington)
1830 Dutch army leaves Brussels, after 100s killed
1833 Charles Darwin rides horse to Santa Fe
1834 Charles Darwin returns to Valparaiso
1852 George L Aiken's "Uncle Tom's Cabin," premieres in Troy, NY
1854 Steamship "Arctic" sinks with 300 people on board
1855 George F Bristow's "Rip Van Winkle," 2nd American opera, opens in NYC
1863 Jo Shelby's cavalry in action at Moffat's Station, Arkansas
1864 Battle at Pilot Knob (Ft Davidson), Missouri: 1700 killed/injured
1864 Centralia Massacre (Missouri): "Bloody Bill" Anderson/Frank/
1864 Jesse James' gang surprise attack train: 150 killed
1877 John Mercer Langston named minister of Haiti
1881 Chicago Cubs beat Troy 10-8 before record small "crowd" of 12
1892 Book matches are patented by Diamond Match Company
1894 Aqueduct racetrack opens in NY
1900 Victory Theater (Republic, Belasco) opens at 207 W 42nd St NYC
1905 1st published blues composition forms sale, WC Handy Memphis Blues
1905 Boston's Bill Dinneen no-hits Chic White Sox, 2-0
1909 29th US Mens Tennis: W A Larned beats W J Clothier (61 62 57 16 61)
1910 1st test flight of a twin-engined airplane (France)
1912 W C Handy publishes "Memphis Blues" 1st Blues Song, 1912
1914 Cleveland 2nd baseman Nap Lajoie collects his 3,000th hit
1916 1st Native American Day celebrated, honoring American Indians
1916 Emperor Lidj Jasu of Ethiopia flees
1917 Broadhurst Theater opens at 235 W 44th St NYC
1917 EHC soccer team forms in Hoensbroek Neth
1919 British troops withdraw from Archangelsk
1919 Democratic National Committee voted to allow female members
1919 Pitcher Bob Shawkey sets then Yank record with 15 strike-outs
1919 Babe Ruth's 29th HR is 1st of year in Wash (1st in every park in league in one season)
1921 Yanks beat Indians 21-7 in Polo Grounds
1922 King Constantine I of Greece abdicates
1923 Italian troops leave occupied Korfu
1923 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 1st of his 493 HRs
1924 Giants clinch their 4th straight pennant, beating Phils 5-1
1928 US recognizes Nationalist Chinese government
1930 34th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones
1930 Cub's Hack Wilson's 2 HRs give him NL record 56 HRs
1930 White Sox 1st baseman Bud Clancy didn't handle ball at all in a 9 inning game vs St Louis Browns
1931 Lou Gehrig completes his 6th straight season, playing in every game (.3486) Jim Bottomley (.3481)
1931 Closest NL batting race ends Chick Hafey (.3488) beats Bill Terry's
1935 Chicago Cubs win 21st consecutive game & clinch NL pennant
1936 1st baseman Walter Alston plays in his only major league game
1936 Franco troops conquer Toledo
1936 Netherlands leave Gold Standard/devaluate guilder
1937 1st Santa Claus Training School opens (Albion NY)
1938 British ocean liner "Queen Elizabeth," launches at Clydebank Scotland
1938 Jewish lawyers forbidden to practice in Germany
1938 League of Nations declares Japan the aggressor against China
1938 Ocean liner Queen Elizabeth launched at Glasgow
1939 Warsaw Poland, surrenders to Germans after 19 days of resistance
1939 White Sox host 1st "day-night" doubleheader, lose to Cleve, 5-2 & 7-5
1940 55 German aircrafts shot down above England
1940 Black leaders protest discrimination in US armed forces
1940 Floyd Giebells, 1st game, 2-0 pennant clinching beating Bob Feller
1940 Nazi-Germany, Italy & Japan sign 10 year formal alliance (Axis)
1940 Yankees, lose to A's & eliminated from pennant for 1st time since 1935
1941 1st WW II liberty ship, freighter Patrick Henry, launched
1942 Heavy German assault in Stalingrad
1942 NY Giants beat Wash Redskins 14-7 without making a 1st down
1942 Reinhard Heydrich, "butcher of Prague," appointed SS-general
1942 St Louis Cards win NL pennant on last day of season
1943 Anti-fascism opposition begins in Naples
1943 Dutch opposition newspaper "The Slogan" publishes KZ-Lower letter
1944 Helmond & Oss Neth liberated
1946 King George II of Greece returns from exile
1947 "Sweethearts" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 288 performances
1948 "Carib Song" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 36 performances
1950 Dr Ralph Bunche receives Nobel Peace Prize
1950 Ezzard Charles beats Joe Louis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1950 Heavyweight champ Ezzard Charles KOs Joe Louis in NYC
1951 Persian troops occupies oil refinery at Abadan
1953 Bert Bechichar, Baltimore Colts, kicks a 56-yard field goal
1953 KCMO (now KCTV) TV channel 5 in Kansas City, MO (CBS) begins
1953 KNOE TV channel 8 in Monroe-West Monroe, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 KOLO TV channel 8 in Reno, NV (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 KQTV TV channel 2 in Saint Joseph, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 St Louis Browns play last game in Sportsman's Park, losing 100th game
1953 Typhoon destroys 1/3 of Nagoya Japan
1953 WHBQ TV channel 13 in Memphis, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 WMAZ TV channel 13 in Macon, GA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 WTOK TV channel 11 in Meridian, MS (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 1st African American Supreme Court page is CV Bush
1954 School integration begins in Wash DC & Baltimore Md public schools
1954 Steve Allen's "Tonight Show" premieres
1957 Giants rent Seals Stadium until Candlestick is built
1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open
1959 Braves & Dodgers finish in a tie (86-68)
1959 Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev concludes his US visit
1959 Typhoon Vera, hits Japanese island of Honshu, kills nearly 5,000
1960 Europe's 1st "moving pavement," (travelator), opens at Bank station
1961 Sandy Koufax sets NL strikeout season record at 269
1961 Sierre Leone becomes 100th member of UN
1962 Military uprising under Col Abdullah as-Sallal North Yemen
1962 US sells Israel, Hawk anti-aircraft missiles
1963 At 10:59 AM census clock, records US population at 190,000,000
1963 Lee Harvey Oswald visits Cubans consulate in Mexico
1964 Despite 3 HRs by Johnny Callison, Phils are 14-8 losers to Braves
1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open
1964 Phillies 7th straight loses sends them into 2nd place
1964 Warren Commission released, finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone
1967 Phillies Jim Bunning ties NL record of 5, 1-0 losses in a year
1967 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 "Hair" opens in London
1968 Cardinal's super pitcher Bob Gibson's 13th shutout of year
1968 France refuses UK entry into common market
1970 Ken Boswell sets 2nd baseman record of 85 games without an error
1971 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1972 1st game at Nassau Coliseum, Rangers beat Islanders 6-4 (exhibition)
1973 Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 in 11 innings, for record 383 of season
1973 Soyuz 12 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit (2 days)
1973 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1974 -10/26] Rome: 4th bishop synod
1974 Austr National Gallery buys W de Kooning's "Woman V" for $850,000
1975 Govt De Uyl recalls Dutch ambassador from Spain
1977 Phillies clinch 2nd straight NL East Division title
1978 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1979 Congress' final approval to create Dept of Education
1979 Elton John, sick with flu, collapse on Hollywood Universal Ampitheater
1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 WHOT (Bkln NY pirate radio station) begins on 1620 AM & 92.5 FM
1981 "Day in Hollywood, A Night..," closes at John Golden NY after 588 perf
1982 Cards clinching NL East title
1982 Filming begins on "Never Say Never Again"
1982 Jan Wolkers awarded but refuses Constantine Huygens-prize
1982 John Palmer becomes news anchor of Today Show
1983 S Africa worker's union leader Curnick Ndlovu freed after 19 years
1983 Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 & drive in 70 runs
1985 8 killed as roof collapses in Brussel's supermarket
1985 Hurricane Gloria's 130 MPH wind hits Atlantic coast
1986 Senate joins House of Reps voting for sweeping tax reforms
1987 27th Ryder Cup: Europe beats US, 15-13 at Muirfield Village GC (Ohio)
1987 Jan Stephens wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
1987 NFL players' strike
1987 Phil Niekro final appearance & is pounded for 5 runs in 3 innings
1988 Grand jury evidence shows Tawana Brawley fabricated rape story
1988 Lab tests reportedly show Shroud of Turin not Christ`s burial cloth
1988 Senate votes for major federal tax code changes
1989 Oakland wins AL West & SF wins NL West title
1989 Sony purchases Columbia Pictures for $3.4 billion cash
1990 Dee Dee Ramone arrested on marijuana possession
1990 Deposed emir of Kuwait address UN General Assembly
1990 Gunman holds 33 people (killing 1) hostage in Berkeley Calif
1990 Senate Judiciary committee approves Souter's Supreme Court
1990 Tour de France champion Greg LeMond visits White House
1990 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1991 "Princesses" premieres on CBS TV
1991 Pres Bush decides to end full-time B-52 bombers alert
1991 1st scheduled NHL exhibition game in St Petersburg Fla, is cancelled due to poor ice conditions (NY Islanders vs Boston Bruins)
1992 ASPCA stops Santeria ceremony in Bronx halts sacrifice of 42 animals
1992 LA Dodgers for 1st time in history clinch last place
1992 Military transport plane crashes in Lagos, Nigeria killing 163
1992 Nancy Scranton wins Los Coyotes LPGA Golf Classic
1992 Pittsburgh Pirates win their 3rd straight NL East title
1992 Seattle's Randy Johnson ties AL record for lefties with 18 strike outs
1993 Actor Daniel Day Lewis pleads guilty to speeding charges
1996 Balt Oriole Roberto Alomar spits in face of umpire John Hirschbeck
1998 Core States Betsy King Golf Classic

Birthdays for today in history Events  Deaths
1600John Galle, Flemish engraver/printer, baptised
1601Louis XIII, king of France (1610-43)
1618Jacob Alting, Dutch oriëntalist/theologist
1637Hieronymus Gradenthaler, composer
1657Sophia, regent of Russia (1682-89)
1677Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari, composer
1696Alfonsus M de' Liguori, Ital theologist/bishop/religious order founder
1722Samuel Adams, revolutionary rabble rouser/(Lt Gov-Mass, 1789-94)
1729Michael Dennis, jesuit/author
1772S…ndor Kisfaludy, Hungary, poet/Austrian army (1793-1801)
1776Maria E J Versfelt, actress/mistress (General Moreau & Marshal Ney)
1783Agustín I de Iturbide, emperor of Mexico (1822-23)
1786Jose Mariano Elizaga, composer
1792George Cruikshank, London, caricaturist (Oliver Twist)
1803Samuel Francis DuPont, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1865
1809Raphael Semmes, Rear Admiral (Confederate Navy), died in 1877
1817Hiram R Revels, Fayetteville NC, 1st black US senator
1821Henri-Frédéric Amiel, Swiss/French writer (Grains de Mil)
1824William Nelson, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
1830William Babcock Hazen, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1887
1835John Murray Corse, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1893 [or 4/27]
1838Antony E J Modderman, Dutch minister of Justice (1879-83)
1840Alfred Thayer Mahan, US, naval officer (Influence of Sea Power)
1840Thomas Nast, political cartoonist of late 1800s America
1858Giuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician, founder of symbolic logic
1858Porsteinn Erlingsson, Iceland, poet (Pyrnar)
1862Louis Botha, Greytown S Africa, 1st PM of South Africa (1910-19)
1864Alexander Cohen, Dutch anarchist/author
1866Tryggve Andersen, Norwegian writer (Fra Cancelliraadens Dage)
1867Rosa Lewis, society caterer/owner (Cavandish Hotel-England)
1875Grazia Deledda, Italy, novelist (Old Man of the Mtn-Nobel 1926)
1879Cyril M Scott, English pianist/composer/author (Heroic Suite)
1880Jacques Thibaud, Bordeaux France, violinist (Café Rogue)
1881Ernest Samuel Williams, composer
1881Johanna "Annie" Bakker, Dutch revue-artist/singer/actress
1881William J Clothier, 1st pres of tennis hall of fame/(US Open-1906)
1887Anton Roemer, Dutch actor (Potasch & Perlemoer, Boefje)
1892John Mylong, Austria, actor (Robot Monsters)
1893Joannes DM Cornelissen, Dutch historian (Hooft & Tacitus)
1895George Raft, NYC, actor (Each Dawn I Die, Scarface, Some Like It Hot)
1896George Bender, Cleveland, (Rep/Sen-R-Oh)
1896Sam Ervin, (Sen-D-NC), Watergate committee chairman
1898Vincent (Miller) Youmans, US composer/songwriter (Tea for Two)
1902Miguel Aleman Valdes, Mexican attorney/president (1946-52)
1905Ernest Baier, Germany, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1936)
1905Vjekoslav Kaleb, Yugoslavia, writer (Splendor of the Fabric)
1906William Empson, English poet/critic (Milton's God)
1907Bernard Miles, British actor (In Which We Serve, Mermaid Theatre)
1908Shiv Verma, soldier
1909Jean Berger, composer
1910Donald Lindsay, headmaster (Malvern College)
1910Eve March, CA, actress (Curse of the Cat People)
1910Giles William Playfair, writer
1911Peter Muir Doig, politician
1912Gerben Wagenaar, resistance fighter/Dutch Communist MP
1912Tauno Marttinen, composer
1916Samuel S Stratton, (Rep-D-NY, 1959- )
1917Louis Auchincloss, Lawrence NY, lawyer/novelist (Watchfires)
1918Jame McCallion, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Mi Taylor-National Velvet)
1918Lord Shepherd
1918Martin Ryle, Britain, radio astronomer/astronomer royal (1972-82)
1919Charles H Percy, (Sen-R-Ill)
1919Earl of Clanwilliam
1920J K Gill, president (Saatchi & Saatchi)
1920William Conrad, Louisville Ky, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Cannon)
1921D E Nineham, theologian
1921Milós Jancsó, V c Hungary, director (My Way Home)
1922Arthur Penn, Phila, director (Miracle Worker, Bonnie & Clyde)
1922Carl Ballantine, actor (McHale's Navy)
1922James Wilson, composer
1923Mary McCarty, Winfield Ks, actress/singer (Starch-Trapper John MD)
1924Bud Powell, US jazz pianist/composer
1925Patrick Steptoe, scientist (perfected in vitro fertilization)
1925Viscount Rothermere, English press magnate (Daily Mail, Evening News)
1926Jayne Meadows, Wu Chang China, Mrs Steve Allen, actr (Dark Delusion)
1927Boris Porena, composer
1927Eli van der Merwe Louw, S Afr minister of Transport/Manpower
1927Patrick O'Neal, actor (King Rat, Night of the Iguana)
1927Red Robert Chudnick Rodney, jazz trumpeter
1928Earring George Mayweather, blues Harmonica Player
1928G H Martin, British keeper of Public Records
1928Margaret Rule, consultant (Mary Rose Trust)
1929Sada Thompson, Des Moines Ia, actress (Family, Pursuit of Happiness)
1930Igor Kipnis, Berlin Germany, harpsichordist/professor (Fairfield)
1930Roger Birch, Chief Constable (Sussex)
1931Gerald Warner, deputy secretary (Cabinet Office)
1932Mario Bertoncini, composer
1932Michael Colvin, MP
1932Peter Holmes, CEO (Shell Transport & Trading Company
1932Roger C Carmel, actor (Harry Mudd-Star Trek, In-Laws)
1933Kathleen Nolan, St Louis Mo, actress (Real McCoys, Janie, Broadside)
1934Barbara Howar, Nashville, reporter (Wash Post, Entertainment Tonight)
1934Claude Jarman Jr, Nashville Tn, actor (Rio Grande, Inside Straight)
1934DAER Peake, CEO (Kleinwort Benson Group)
1934Dick Schaap, sportscaster/author (Bo Knows Bo, Instant Replay)
1934Greg Morris, Cleveland Ohio, actor (Mission Impossible, Vega$)
1934Wilford Brimley, Salt Lake City Utah, actor (Gus-Our House, Cocoon)
1935Jerome Shipp, US, basketball (Olympic-gold-1964)
1936Gordon Honeycombe, broadcaster/author
1936Yuri Nikolayevich Stepanov, Russian cosmonaut
1938Alexander Graham, Lord Mayor of London
1939Jim Ross Lightfoot, (Rep-R-Iowa, 1985- )
1939Kathy Whitworth, Monahans Tx, golfer (7 time LPGA Player of Year)
1939Nicholas Haslam, interior designer
1940Josephine Barstow, opera singer
1941Don Cornelius, TV show host (Soul Train)
1941Roger J J Claessen, Belgian soccer star
1942Baroness Blackstone
1943Anna Gael, [Gyarmarthy], Budapest Hungary, Lady Weymouth
1943Bob Curiano, rock bassist (Mink Deville)
1943Randy Bachman, Winnipeg, rocker (Bachman-Turner Overdrive-Roll On)
1943Steve Boone, NC, rock vocalist/bassist (Lovin' Spoonful)
1944IDG Garnett, British Vice-Admiral
1945Misha Dichter, Shanghai China, pianist (Tchaikowsy 2nd prize-1966)
1946Peter H Kostmayer, (Rep-D-PA, 1977-81, 83- )
1946Ronald Fox, senior partner (Fox Williams)
1947A Martinez, Glendale Calif, actor (Whiz Kids, LA Law, Santa Barbara)
1947Denis Lawson, actor (Return of Jedi, Born Kicking, Chain)
1947Jacques Wallage, sociologist/Dutch undersecretary of Education
1947Liz Torres, Bronx NY, actress (Mahalia Sanchez-John Larroquette Show)
1947Meat Loaf, [Marvin Lee Aday], Dallas, rocker (Bat Out of Hell)
1948Barbara Dickson, singer
1948Michael Houlihan, director (Horniman Museum & Gardens)
1949Mike Schmidt, 3rd baseman & HR hitter (Phillies)
1949Robb Weller, TV host (Entertainment Tonight, Home Show)
1950Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Japan, actor (Lt A J Shimamura-Nash Bridges)
1952Del Russel, Pasadena Calif, actor (Richard-Arnie)
1952Doemitri Dorin Prunariu, Romania, cosmonaut (Soyuz 40)
1953Benjamin Gene Brown, SF Calif, 4X400 runner (Olympic-gold-1976)
1953Diane Abbott, MP
1953Greg Ham, Australia, rock saxophonist/flutist (Men At Work)
1953Heather Watts, LA Calif, ballerina (Dancing on My Grave)
1953Robbie Shakespeare, Jamaica, reggae bassist (Sly & Robbie-DJ Riot)
1957Bill Athey, cricketer (England batsman in 23 Tests 1980-88)
1957Richard Vagg, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)
1958Shaun Cassidy, LA Calif, actor/singer (Hardy Boys, Breaking Away)
1959Beth Heiden, Madison Wisc, 3000m speed skater (Olympic-bronze-1980)
1960Nick della Casa, British/Brazillian/Argentine cameraman (Emmy Award)
1961Christopher J Perry, Edenton NC, PGA golfer (1987 Kemper Open-2nd)
1962Dennis Paulson, San Gabriel CA, PGA golfer (1994 Freeport-McMoRan-4th)
1962Gavin Larsen, cricketer (NZ medium-pace all-rounder)
1963Caren Metschuck, German DR, 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic-gold-1980)
1965Steve Kerr, NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)
1966Stephanie D Wilson, Boston Mass, astronaut
1967Jason Dungjen, Detroit Mich, pairs skater (& Kyoko Ina)
1968Mark Bradtke, Adelaide SA Aus, basketball center (Olympics-88, 92, 96)
1968Rob Moore, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets, Arizona Cardinals)
1968Scott Conover, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions)
1969Laura Wilson, Utica NY, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
1969Lester Holmes, NFL guard (Phila Eagles)
1969Robert Jones, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
1970Dwayne Davis, WLAF safety (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1970Mark Caldero, Okla City, vocalist (Color Me Badd-I Want to Sex You Up)
1971Alonzo Spellman, NFL defensive end (Chic Bears)
1971Erik Smit, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
1971Patrick Muldoon, CA, actor (Austin-Days of Our Lives, Melrose Place)
1971Ron Florine, NFL/WLAF tackle (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores)
1972Clara Hughes, Winnipeg Manitoba, cyclist (Olympics-2 bronze-96)
1972Gwyneth Paltrow, LA Calif, actress (Pallbearer, Emma, Hard Eight)
1972Laurie Shepard, Cordele, GA, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
1972Malachy Loye, cricketer (Northamptonshire & England "A" batsman)
1973Larry McSeed, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
1973Tina Nicholson, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
1974Edward Thomas, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
1974Lina Gaviria, Miss Universe-Colombia (1996)
1975Ed Gray, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
1975Tajama Abraham, WNBA center (Sacramento Monarchs)

Deaths for today in history Events  Birthdays
1259Ezzeline III da Romano, gentleman of Verona/"cruel monster", dies
1404William of Wykeham, chancellor/Bishop of Winchester, dies
1566Marcus A Vida, [Marcus Hieronymus], Italian humanist/poet/bishop, dies
1590Urban VII, [Giambattista Castagna], Italian Pope (1590), dies
1612Piotr Skarga, Polish theology/PM (Sanctity of Life), dies at 76
1617Johan Earnest count of Nassau-Siegen, dies
1641François van d'aerssen, mister of Sommelsdijk/diplomat, dies at 69
1651Maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Codex Maximilianus), dies at 78
1660St Vincent de Paul, Vincentian Cong founder, dies
1674Thomas Traherne, English poet/mystic (Roman Forgeries), dies
1674Robert Arnauld d'andilly, French literary/financier/translator, dies
1700Innocent XII, [Antonio Pignatelli], Pope (1691-1700), dies at 85
1784Boniface Stoecki, composer, dies at 38
1808Gaetano B Vestris, ballerina, dies at 79
1821Luis (Philippus) Brion, Curaçaos admiral/supreme commander, dies at 39
1831Henry van Wine, archivist/founder General Rijksarchief, dies at 91
1831Joannis Capodistrias, Greek governor of Troezen, murdered at 55
1844Charles Nodier, French writer (History du chien the Brisquet), dies
1868Alexander Walewski, French earl/duke/diplomat/Foreign minister, dies
1870Henry TP Comstock, Canadian silver prospector, dies at 50
1875Edouard Corbière, French captain/writer (Le Negrier), dies at 82
1891I Gontscharow, writer, dies
1915Conrad T van Deventer, Dutch jurist/MP (liberal), dies at 57
1915Kaspar C E Ritter von Zumbusch, German/Austrian sculptor, dies at 84
1915Rémy de Gourmont, French critic/writer (Physique L'Amour), dies at 57
1916Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian writer (Les Heures du Soir), dies at 61
1917Edgar Degas, painter, Paris
1919Adelina [Adela JM] Patti, Italian soprano (Lucio), dies at 76
1919Robert Gleeson, cricketer (one Test for S Africa 1895-96), dies
1921Engelbert Humperdinck, Ger opera composer (Schneewittchen), dies at 67
1935Alan Gray, composer, dies at 79
1940Walter Benjamin, German/French literature critic/writer, dies at 48
1942Douglas Munro, only US Coast Guard with WW II-Med of Honor, dies
1943Waclaw Gieburowski, composer, dies at 65
1944Aimee Semple McPherson, Canada/US evangelist/faith healer, dies at 53
1944Aristide Maillol, Fr sculptor/graphic artist, dies in car crash at 82
1948Frank Cellier, actor (Spider, Quiet Wedding, Big Blockade), dies at 64
1953Jules-Marie Canneel, Flemish painter/caricaturist, dies at 72
1955Henri Liebrecht, Belgian stagewriter/journalist, dies at 71
1956Gerald Raphael Finzi, composer, dies at 55
1956Milburn Apt, in X-2 rocket plane reaches 3370 kph, but, dies in crash
1956[Mildred] Babe Didrikson-Zaharias, javelin (Oly-gold-32), dies at 45
1960Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist/daughter of Emmeline, dies at 78
1961Hilda Doolittle, US poetess (Bid Me to Live), dies at 75
1962Francisco Brochado da Rocha, PM of Brazil (1962), dies at 52
1965Clara Bow, US actress, (Down to the Sea in Ships, Wings), dies at 60
1965Harry Reser, orch leader (Sammy Kaye Show), dies at 69
1967Felix F Yussupov, Russian monarch, dies at 80
1969Violet Farebrother, actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue), dies at 81
1972Rory Storm, lead singer (Rory Storm & Hurricane), commits suicide
1975Mark Frechette, actor (Zabriskie Point, Uomini Contro), dies at 27
1979Gracie Fields, actress (Queen of Hearts), dies at 81
1979Jimmy McCullough, musician (Wings), dies of a drug overdose
1981Coenraad van Emde Boas, Dutch sexologist, dies at 77
1981Robert Montgomery, actor/dir (Robert Montgomery Presents), dies at 77
1982Saad Sayd, [Abu Walid], Palestinian commandant in Lebanon, dies
1983Tino Rossi, singer/actor (Destins, Belle Menuniere), dies at 76
1984John Facenda, sportscaster (NFL Action), dies at 72
1985Lloyd Nolan, actor (Dr Chegley-Julia), dies of lung cancer at 83
1986Cliff Burton, rock bassist (Metallica), dies in bus crash at 24
1988William V Shannon, US ambassador to Ireland (1977-81), dies at 61
1991Huib Orizand, Dutch actor (Paul Vlanderen), dies
1991Jan Hart, director (Friends of Curaçao), dies
1991Oona Chaplin, daughter of Eugene O'Neill/wife of Charles, dies at 66
1992Wim Van Exter, founder Unity Profession Central (1944), dies
1992Ray Gill, actor (Prelude to a Kiss), dies of AIDS at 42
1992Keith Prentice, US actor (Boys in the Band), dies of cancer at 52
1992Keith Prentice, US actor (Boys in the Band), dies
1993James H Doolittle, US air force general (Tokyo 1942), dies at 96
1993Andrei Solovyiov, Russian photographer, dies in battle at 38
1994Gerald Bledsoe, DJ (Soul Alive, WWRL), dies of heart attack at 51
1994Guiseppe Martelli, physicist, dies at 71
1994Ruth Niehaus, dies
1995Alison "Night Bird" Steele, DJ (WNEW-FM, WXRK-FM), dies of cancer
1995Christopher Shaw, composer pianist/critic, dies at 71
1996Mohammed Najibullah, politician, dies at 55
1996Najibullah, Pres of Afghanistan Democratic Party (1986-90), executed

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