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0794 Japanese emperor Kammu deallocates residence of Nara to Kioto
1105 Maginulf elected anti-Pope Silvester I
1210 Pope Innocent III excommunicates Roman Catholic Emperor Otto IV
1307 William Tell shoots apple off his son's head
1421 Holland/Zealand dikes break in storm, 1000s killed
1421 Southern sea floods 72 villages, killing est 10,000 in Netherlands
1424 Storm flood ravages Dutch coast
1477 1st English printed book "Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers"
1494 French king Charles VIII occupies Florence
1497 Vasco da Gama reached the Cape of Good Hope
1626 St-Petruskerk in Rome, initiated
1667 Treaty of Bongaja: King Hassan-Udin of Makasar & VOC
1718 Voltaires "Oedipé," premieres in Paris
1738 France & Austria sign peace
1742 Prussia & England sign anti-French military covenant
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Carlisle
1755 Worst quake in Mass Bay area strikes Boston; no deaths report
1776 Hessians capture Ft Lee, NJ
1787 1st Unitarian minister in US ordained, Boston
1793 Louvre officially opens in Paris
1803 Battle of Vertieres, in which Haitians defeat French
1804 Palver Purim 1st celebrated to commemorate miraculous escape
1805 30 women meet at Mrs Silas Lee's home in Wiscasset Maine, organizes
1805 Lewis & Clark reach Pacific Ocean, 1st Americans to cross continent
1805 Female Charitable Society, first woman's club in America
1820 Antarctica discovered by US Navy Capt Nathaniel B Palmer
1833 Netherlands & Belgium sign Treaty of Zonhoven
1835 -20] Charles Darwin travels to Tahiti
1852 State funeral of duke of Wellington (London)
1865 Mark Twain publishes "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"
1874 National Woman's Christian Temperance Union organizes in Cleveland
1883 Antonin Dvor k's "Husitska," premieres
1883 Standard time zones forms by railroads in US & Canada
1889 Oahu Railway begins public service in Hawaii
1893 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Providentissimus Deus
1894 1st newspaper Sunday color comic section published (NY World)
1894 1st comic strip "Origin of a New Species," by Richard Outcault
1899 Trumper scores 208 in 185 mins (1 five 25 fours) NSW v Qld
1902 Bkln toymaker Morris Michton names teddy bear after Teddy Roosevelt
1903 Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty gives US exclusive canal rights in Panama
1905 George Bernard Shaws "Major Barbara," premieres in London
1905 Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King Haakon VII of Norway
1906 Langdon Mitchells "New York Idea," premieres in NYC
1909 US invades Nicaragua, later overthrows Pres Zelaya
1911 Britain's 1st seaplane flies
1911 Opera "Lobetanz" 1st American performance
1912 Albania declares independence from Turkey
1913 Lincoln Deachey performs 1st airplane loop-the-loop (San Diego)
1916 Gen Douglas Haig finally calls off 1st Battle of the Somme in Europe
1918 Brussels free Stofnar
1918 Latvia declares independence from Russia
1919 H Tierney & J McCarthy's musical "Irene," premieres in NYC
1920 Apollo Theater (Academy, Bryant) opens at 221 W 42nd St NYC
1922 Turkish National Assembly nominates Abdl Medjid kalief
1926 Pope Pius XI encyclical On persecution of Church in Mexico
1928 Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse debuts in NY in "Steamboat Willie"
1929 Dr Vladimir K Zworykin demonstrates "kinescope"
1929 Large quake in Atlantic breaks Transatlantic cable in 28 places
1929 Stalin routes troops to Manchuria
1930 Musical "Smiles" with Bob Hope/Fred Astaire premieres in NYC
1930 Sjostakovitch' opera "The Nose," premiers in Lenningrad
1932 "Flowers & Trees" receives 1st Academy Award for a cartoon
1932 1st tie for Best Actor Academy Award Wallace Beery & Fredric March
1936 Germany & Italy recognized Spanish government of Francisco Franco
1936 Main span of Golden Gate Bridge joined
1939 Neth KNSM passenger ship Simon Bolivar hits German mine, 86 die
1940 George Matesky Mad Bomber's 1st time-bomb
1941 British troops open attack on Tobruk, North-Africa
1941 Jerome Chodorov/Joseph Fields' "Junior Miss," premieres in NYC
1941 Mussolini's forces leave Abyssinia/Ethiopia
1942 Thornton Wilders "Skin of our Teeth," premieres in NYC
1943 1st US ambassador to Canada, Ray Atherton, nominated
1943 444 British bombers attack Berlin
1943 U-211 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
1945 Arnold Schönberg's Prelude for orch & mixed choir, premieres
1949 NL batting leader (.342) Jackie Robinson wins NL MVP
1950 South Korea Pres Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions
1951 "See it Now" premieres on TV
1951 British troops occupies Ismailiya Egypt
1951 Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft
1953 Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) accept female suffrage
1954 Yanks trade Woodling, Byrd, McDonald, Triandos, Miranada & Smith to Orioles for Turley, Larsen & Hunter as part of an 18 player deal
1955 Bell X-2 rocket plane taken up for 1st powered flight
1956 Morocco gains independence
1957 Tunisia refuses Russian weapons
1958 1st true reservoir in Jerusalem opens
1958 Indians minority stockholders sell their stock to William Delay
1959 Wash Senator Bob Allison wins AL Rookie of Year
1960 Charlie Finley, makes a bid to purchase expansion LA Angels
1960 Copyright office issues its 10 millionth registration
1961 "Gay Life" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 113 performances
1961 "Kwamina" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 32 performances
1961 JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam
1961 US Ranger 2 launched to Moon; failed
1963 Bell Telephone introduces push button telephone
1963 England's Dartford-Purfleet tunnel under Thames opens
1963 King Hassan II opens 1st parliament in Morocco)
1964 Baltimore Oriole Brooks Robinson wins AL MVP
1964 J Edgar Hoover describes Martin Luther King as "most notorious liar"
1965 Twins SS Zoilo Versalles is named AL MVP
1966 Sandy Koufax announces his retirement, due to arthritic left elbow
1966 US RC bishops ends rules against eating meat on Fridays
1966 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 British govt devalues œ from US equivalent of $2.80 to $2.40
1968 Milt coup in Mali, pres Keita ousted
1970 Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1970 Johnny Bench wins NL MVP
1970 Linus Pauling declares large doses of Vitamin C could ward off colds
1970 Netherlands & Albania form diplomatic relations
1970 Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon
1971 China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1973 Greek regime calls emergency crisis due to mass protests
1975 Black-Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver returns to US
1975 Calvin Murphy (Houston) ends NBA free throw streak of 58 games
1976 Spain's parliament establishes democracy after 37 yrs of dictatorship
1976 Yanks sign free agent Don Gullett
1978 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 Ayatollah Khomeini charges US ambassador/embassy espionage
1980 "Heaven's Gate" premieres
1980 Despite missing 45 games, George Brett wins AL MVP
1980 Honduras & El Salvador signs peace (after "soccer war" 1969)
1981 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins his 2nd consecutive NL MVP
1982 Mariasela Alvarez of Dominican Republic, crowned 32nd Miss World
1984 "3 Musketeers" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 9 performances
1984 72nd CFL Grey Cup: Win Blue Bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 47-17
1984 Browns set team records for most sacks (11)
1984 Flyers' Ron Sutter fails on 11th penalty shot against Islanders
1984 NJ Devils shutout NY Rangers 6-0
1985 Dwight Gooden (NL) & Bret Saberhagen (AL) win Cy Young
1985 Enterprise (OV-101) flies from Kennedy Space Center to Dulles Airport
1985 Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC (WXRK 92.3 FM-afternoons)
1985 Paul McCartney releases "Spies Like Us"
1986 Roger Clemens wins AL MVP
1987 31 die in a fire at King's Cross, London's busiest subway station
1987 Congressional committee reports on Iran-Contra affair
1987 Cubs Andre Dawson is 1st from last-place club ever to win an MVP
1989 Penn is 1st to restrict abortions after Supreme Court gave states the right to do so
1990 "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 241 perfs
1990 1st Solheim Cup: US beats Europe 11Ť-4Ť at Lake Nona CC FLA
1990 NFL NY Giants beat Det Lions 20-0, to run 1990 record to 10-0
1990 Saddam offers to free an estimated 2,000 men held in Kuwait
1991 France deports Marlon's daughter Cheyenne Brando to Tahiti
1991 Moslem Shites release hostages Terry Waite & Thomas Sutherland
1991 Auburn men's basketball team was placed on 2 yr probation for recruiting violations & is not eligble for post-season play in 1991-92
1992 "Malcolm X" with Denzel Washington premieres in US
1992 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Las Vegas NV on KXTE 107.5 FM
1993 27 killed at prison in Morazan, El Salvador
1993 Black & white leaders in S Africa approve new democratic constitution
1993 NAFTA passes House
1993 North-Siberia record cold for November (-55°C)
1993 Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder arrested for public drunkiness
1993 WWF boss Vince McMahon charged with steroid distribution
1994 "Star Trek VII - Generations," premieres
1995 Jacqueline Aguilera Marcano, 19, of Venezuela, crowned 45th Miss World
1995 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Michelle Mullen
1996 Eappens hire Louise Woodward as nanny, later she's charged with murder
1997 Arizona Diamondbacks & Tampa Bay Devil Rays expansion draft
1997 FBI says no evidence of foul play in 1996 TWA 800 crash
1997 Gary Glitter arrested by British police in child porn probe
1997 Mavericks' A C Green ties Randy Smith's NBA record of 906 cons games
1997 Rare black pearl necklace auctioned for record $902,000
1997 Willem de Kooning painting, "Two Standing Women," sold for $4,182,500

Birthdays for today in history Events  Deaths
1527Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter/sculptor
1680Jean-Baptiste Loeillet, composer
1736Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch, composer
1742Felix Maximo Lopez, composer
1772Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia Christian, composer
1781Felice Blangini, composer
1786Henry Rowley Bishop, British composer/conductor
1786Karl Maria Friedrich Ernst "von" Weber, German composer (Freischtz)
1787Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, French painter (daguerreotype)
1787Sojourner Truth, abolitionist/feminist
1803Cornelius Broere, Dutch priest/poet
1808Antoine-Amable-Elie Elwart, composer
1810Asa Gray, Sauquoit NY, botanist (Flora of North America)
1810Benjamin Stone Roberts, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1875
1812Jesse Johnson Finley, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1904
1824Franz Sigel, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1902
1824Isham Nicholas Hayne, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1868
1832Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskjöld, Sweden, Arctic explorer
1835Americus Vespucius Rice, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1904
1835Cesare Lombroso, Italian psychiatrist/criminologist
1836M ximo Gómez, BanŒ, general (Cuba)
1836William Schwenck Gilbert, London, composer (Gilbert & Sullivan)
1839August A Kundt, German physicist (sound vibration, test of Kundt)
1845John F Mellaerts, Flemish social worker (1st Belgian farm gilde)
1846Aloys, Liechtenstein nobleman/politician
1860Ignacy Jan Paderewski, composer/1st premier of Poland (1919-20)
1863Richard Dehmel, writer
1869James E Sullivan, founder (Amateur Athletic Union)
1871Amadeo Vives, composer
1874Carrie White, oldest US woman (dies Nov 1990 at 116)
1874Clarence Shepard Day, NYC, author (Life with Father)
1874Riccardo Martin, composer
1877Arthur C Pigou, English economist (Wealth & welfare)
1881Percy Lesueur, hockey player/inventor (large goalie glove)
1882Amelita Galli-Curci, Italy, operatic soprano (Cave of the Winds)
1882Jacques Maritain, France, Catholic philosopher (exponent of St Thomas)
1882Wyndham Lewis, English author/painter (Tarr, Apes of God)
1887Dorothy Dix, [Elizabeth Gilmer], journalist (advice to the lovelorn)
1888Frances Marion, SF CA, screenwriter/actress (Pollyanna)
1889Maria Realino, [Frederikus Janssen], teacher (Botany of Curaçao)
1895Ernst Levy, composer
1897Jules Buffano, St Louis Mo, pianist (Jimmy Durante Show)
1897Patrick M S Blackett, British physicist (nuclear reaction, Nobel 1948)
1898Joris Ivens, Nijmegen Netherlands, director (Rain)
1898Oswald Erich Sehlbach, composer
1899Eugene Ormandy, [Blau], Budapest Hungary, conductor (Phila Orch)
1900Constantin Alajalov, Russia, artist (Ditters & Jitters)
1900Howard Thurman, theologian/author (Deep River, Deep in the Hunger)
1901George Gallup, Jefferson Iowa, public opinion pollster (Gallup Poll)
1902Barbara Giuranna, composer
1902Jírgen Nielsen, Danish author (regional novels)
1903Lillian Fuchs, composer
1904Guido Santorsola, composer
1904Theodore DN Besterman, British bibliographer
1906George Wald, US, physiologist/biologist (eye, Nobel 1967)
1906Klaus Mann, German/US author (Mephisto)/son of Thomas Mann
1907Halldis Vesaas-Moren, Norwegian author/poetess
1908Imogene Coca, Phila, comedienne (Your Show of Shows, Grindl)
1909Johnny Mercer, Savannah Ga, lyricist (Moon River, Old Black Magic)
1910Friedrich Weinreb, Polish/Neth theologist/economist
1912Arthur Peterson, Mandan ND, actor (Major-Soap, Crisis)
1912Jaap Meijer, [Saul van Messel], Dutch historian/rabbi in Paramaribo
1916James L Lyons, jazz promoter
1919Jocelyn Brando, San Francisco, actress (Ugly American)
1920Alfred William Bedford, test pilot
1920Louis Alfred Mennini, composer
1921Peter Pocklington, NHL team owner (Edmonton Oiler)
1922Luis Somoza Debayle, president of Nicaragua (1956-63)
1922Marjorie Gestring, US, springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1936)
1922Viktor Afanasiev, editor (Pravda)
1923Alan B Shepard Jr, East Derry NH, Rear Adm USN/astro (Merc 3, Ap 14)
1925Alex Macintosh, broadcaster/actor (Hell Fight)
1925William Robert Mayer, composer
1926Dorothy Collins, Windsor Ontario, singer (Your Hit Parade)
1926Kim Besly, activist
1927Lawrence Kenneth Moss, composer
1928Mickey Mouse, cartoon strip
1929William Joseph "Pete" Knight, astronaut/test pilot (X-15)
1930Sonja Ruthström, Swed, cross country relay skier (Olympic-gold-1960)
1933Jacques Charpentier, composer
1935Frank Joseph Kofsky, teacher/writer
1936Don E Cherry, US jazz trumpeter
1936Hank Ballard, Detroit, rocker (The Twist (pre Chubby Checker)
1937Rajinder Pal, cricketer (pace bowler in one Test India v Eng, 0-22)
1938Karl Schranz, Austria, slalom (Olympic-1968)
1939Brenda Vaccaro, Bkln NY, actress (Cactus Flower, Sara, Paper Dolls)
1939John Cheek, Falkland Islands advocate
1939Margaret E Atwood, author/poet
1939Tom Johnson, composer
1941David Hemmings, Guilford England, actor (Blow-up, Barbarella)
1942Jeffrey Siegel, Chicago Ill, pianist (Chicago Symph)
1942Linda Evans, Hartford, actr (Dynasty, Big Valley, Beach Blanket Bingo)
1942Qabus bin Said, sultan of Oman (1970- )
1943Susan Sullivan, NYC, actress (Dharma & Greg, Falcon Crest)
1945Glen Walken, Astoria Queens, actor (Leave it to Larry)
1946Alan Dean Foster, US, sci-fi author (Midworld, Flinx in Flux)
1946Amanda Lear, French singer
1947Jameson Parker, Balt Md, actor (American Justice, Simon & Simon)
1948Andrea Marcovicci, NYC, actress (Gloria-Berrengers, Fran-Trapper John)
1948Jack Tatum, Cherryville NC, NFL defensive back (Raiders)
1948Ural Nazibovich Sultanov, Russian cosmonaut
1949Bonnie St Claire, [Cornelia Swart], Dutch singer (Tame me Tiger)
1949Ted Sator, Utica NY, NHL coach (NY Rangers, Buffalo Sabres)
1950Graham Parker, musician (Live Sparks, Mercury Poisoning)
1951Marga Stubblefield, LPGA golfer
1951Mark N Brown, Valparaiso In, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 28, 48, 66)
1952Delroy Lindo, actor (Get Shorty, Ransom)
1953John McFee, rock guitarist (Doobie Brothers, Clover)
1953Kevin Nealon, Bridgeport Conn, actor (SNL, Hot Shot, Coneheads)
1954Guy Innes-Ker duke of Roxburghe, English large landowner
1956Katey Sagal, singer/actress (Peggy Bundy-Married With Children)
1956Sinbad, [David Adkins], Benton Harbor MI, actor (1st Kid, Vibe)
1956Tony Franklin, NFL kicker (Phila Eagles, New England Patriots)
1956Warren Moon, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Seahawks, Vikings)
1957Jenny Burton, NYC, rocker (Nobody Loves Me Like You Do)
1960Elizabeth Perkins, Queens NY, actress (About Last Night, Big)
1960Kim Wilde, [Smith], England, rock vocalist (You Keep Me Hanging On)
1961Janice Lynn Kuehnemund, St Paul Minn, rocker (Vixen-Rev It Up)
1962Jamie Moyer, Sellersville PA, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
1962Jill Briles-Hinton, Elmhurst IL, LPGA golfer (1995 Women's Open-16th)
1962Kirk Hammett, US heavy-metal guitarist (Metallica-Master of Puppets)
1962Vladimir Vladimirovich Karashtin, Russian cosmonaut
1963Dante Bichette, W Palm Beach FLA, outfielder (Colorado Rockies)
1964Mike Withycombe, CFL corner (BC Lions)
1964Seth Joyner, NFL linebacker (Ariz, Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1964Shawn Sheldon, Norwich Ct, 114Ť lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-96)
1965Mark Petkovsek, Beaumont TX, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1965Matt Kabayama, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
1966Darren Flutie, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
1966Gwendolyn Hajek, Shreveport La, playmate (September, 1987)
1966Ron Coomer, Crest Hill IL, infielder (Minn Twins)
1966Tommie Stowers, WLAF tight end (Rhein Fire)
1967Jocelyn Lemieux, Mont Laurier, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames)
1967Tom Gordon, Sebring FL, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
1968Gary Sheffield, Tampa FL, outfielder (Florida Marlins)
1968Lubomir Sekeras, Liptovsky CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
1968Mel Stewart, NC, 200m butterfly swimmer (Olympics-gold-92)
1968Milica Vukadinovic, WNBA guard (Charlotte Sting)
1969Cheryl Bachman, Jacksonville Fla, playmate (October, 1991)
1969Lee Anne Ketcham, Tallahassee Fla, female pitcher (Silver Bullets)
1969Raghib Ismail, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Oakland Raiders)
1969Sam Cassell, NBA guard (NJ Nets, Houston Rockets)
1970Allen Watson, Brooklyn NY, pitcher (SF Giants)
1970Phil Buckman, Queens NY, actor (Slash-Drexell's Class)
1970Toby Wright, safety (St Louis Rams)
1971Kylie Hanigan, Australian 200m/400m runner (Olympics-96)
1972Jason Arnberger, cricketer (NSW opening batsman 1994-95 -)
1973Steve Christopher Petree, Okla, rocker (PC Quest-Can You See)
1974Autumn Smith, Miss USA-Alabama (1997, top 10)
1974Christian Schmidt, actor (Mllers Bro)
1976Sandy Zubrin, Tamuning Guam, US diver (Olympics-96)

Deaths for today in history Events  Birthdays
0942Odo van Cluny, 2nd abbott of Cluny (924-42), dies
1170Albrecht I "Bear", 1st margrave of Brandenburg (1150-70), dies at 70
1603Elisabeth van Nassau, daughter of Juliana, dies at 61
1630Esaias van der Velde, Dutch painter, buried
1664Miklós Zrínyi, Hungarian general/poet, killed by wild boar at 44
1678Giovanni Maria Bononcini, composer, dies at 36
1771Giuseppe de Majo, composer, dies at 73
1796Catharina II, "The Great", tsarina of Russia (1762-96), dies at 67
1822George Knowil Jackson, composer, dies at 65
1822Anton Teyber, composer, dies at 66
1827Wilhelm Hauff, writer, dies at 24
1841Georg Chistoph Grosheim, composer, dies at 77
1851Ernst August, duke of Cumberland/king of Hanover (1837-51), dies at 80
1852Anton Bernhard Furstenau, composer, dies at 60
1883Wilhelm Siemens, German/British physicist (steam engine), dies
1886Chester A Arthur, 21st pres (1881-85), dies in NY at 56
1887Heinrich Panofka, German violist/composer, dies at 80
1887Gustav T Fechner, German psychologist/physicist, dies at 86
1887Eduard Marxsen, composer, dies at 81
1889William Allingham, Irish poet (Day & Night Songs), dies at 68
1904Justus van Maurik, cigar manufacturer/author/head of Red Guard, dies
1911Alfred Binet, French child psychologist, dies
1917Henry Spiekman, social-democratic politician, dies at 43
1918Jón Trausti, [Gudmundur MagnŁsson], Iceland author (Gódir), dies
1918Reggie Schwartz, cricketer (55 wickets for South Africa), dies
1919Ferdinand Domela Newenhouse, anarchist (free socialist), dies
1922Marcel Proust, French author (Recherche du Temps Perdu), dies at 51
1929Henricus Van de Wetering, archbishop Utrecht (1895-1929), dies at 78
1941Walter H Nernst, German chemist (Nobel Prize 1920), dies at 77
1946Donald Meek, Scotland, actor (Stage Fair, Stagecoach), dies at 86
1946John King, cricketer (scored 60 & 4 in only Test Eng v Aus 1909), dies
1950Gerardus van de Lion, Dutch minister of Education, dies at 60
1951John H Van Maarseveen, Dutch minister of Justice, dies at 57
1951Vaclav Kalik, composer, dies at 60
1951William Henry Bennett Vodery, composer, dies at 66
1952Paul Eluard, French communist/poet, dies at 56
1958Sivert Samuelson, cricketer (one Test S Africa v England 1910), dies
1962Luc Haesaerts, Flemish art critic (Flandre), dies at 63
1962Niels Bohr, Danish physicist (atom, Nobel 1922), dies at 77
1965Henry A Wallace, VP (1941-45)/founder (Progressive Party), dies at 77
1966Bela Tardos, composer, dies at 56
1966Jean Peugeot, French auto manufacturer, dies
1968Walter Wanger, US producer (Cleopatria), dies at 74
1969Leon Jongen, composer, dies at 85
1969Joseph P Kennedy, JFK/RFK/TMK father, dies in Hyannis Port Mass, at 81
1970Hal Dickinson, singer (Modernaires), dies at 56
1971Junior Parker, rocker, dies during brain operation at 44
1972Danny Whitten, rocker, dies of a drug overdose
1972Segundo Luis Moreno Andrade, composer, dies at 90
1973Alois H ba, Czech (opera)composer (Neuland), dies at 80
1976Man Ray, US artist (dada), dies at 86
1977Victor Francen, actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio), dies at 89
1978Leo J Ryan, (Rep-Cal) & 4 killed in Jonestown, Guyana by members of Peoples Temple, followed by ritual mass suicide of 914 member
1978Jim Jones, US pastor, leader of Jonestown Cult, commits suicide
1982Donald Dillaway, actor (Min & Bill, Platinum Blonde), dies at 78
1982H Kipphardt, writer, dies at 60
1987Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (5x Tour de France), dies at 53
1989Henry de Vries, painter/poet (Toovertuin), dies
1990Peter Schilperoort, saxophonist/clarinetist, dies
1991Gustav Husak, president of Czechoslovakia (1975-89), dies at 78
1992Superman, fictional character, killed by Doomsday at 54
1992Herman Musaph, psychiatrist/sexologist/co-founder (NVSH), dies
1992Dorothy Kirsten, US soprano, dies from stroke at 82
1993Fritz Feld, actor (Errand Boy, Promises Promises), dies at 93
1994Cab[ell] Calloway, US band leader/actor (Missourians), dies at 86
1994Chris Joyce, photographer, dies at 51
1994Michael [George] Somes, English dancer (Royal Ballet), dies at 77
1995Miron Grindea, literary editor, dies at 86
1995Ted Sannella, square dance caller, dies of cancer
1996David Herbert, publisher, dies at 69
1996John Vassall, spy/civil servant, dies at 72

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