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1085 King Alfonso VI of Castily/León occupy Toledo on Moren
1241 1st attack on Jewish community of Frankfort-on-the-Main Germany
1522 Emperor Karel I returns to Spain
1632 Albrecht von Wallenstein recaptures Prague on Saksen
1659 Richard Cromwell resigns as English Lord Protector
1660 English King Charles II lands in Dover
1661 King Charles II marries Portuguese princess Catherina the Bragança
1720 "Le Grand St Antoine" reaches Marseille, plague kills 80,000
1721 John Copson becomes America's 1st insurance agent
1784 Jews are expelled from Warsaw by Marshall Mniszek
1787 Constitutional convention opens at Phila, G Washington presiding
1793 Father Stephen Theodore Badin is 1st US Roman Catholic priest ordained
1810 Argentina declares independence from Napoleonic Spain (Natl Day)
1812 Earthquake destroys Caracas Venezuela
1825 American Unitarian Assn founded
1844 1st telegraphed news dispatch is published in Baltimore Patriot
1861 John Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting writ
1862 Battle of Winchester VA
1864 Battle of New Hope Church, GA
1868 Aust Aboriginal Cricket tour of England begins v Surrey Gentlemen
1870 Irish Fenians raid Eccles Hill, Québec
1876 4th Preakness: G Barbee aboard Shirley wins in 2:44.75
1876 1st tie in NL history (Athletics & Louisville, 2-2 in 14)
1878 Gilbert/Sullivans opera "HMS Pinafore," premieres in London
1887 Gas lamp at Paris Opera catches fire; 200 die
1895 20th Preakness: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 1:50«
1895 Oscar Wilde sentenced to 2 years hard labor for being a sodomite
1898 1st US troop transport to Manila leaves SF
1899 33rd Belmont: R Clawson aboard Jean Beraud wins in 2:23
1900 Eyre M Shaw, 78, becomes oldest gold medalist in Olympics
1904 38th Belmont: George Odom aboard Delhi wins in 2:06.6
1906 After 20 straight wins, Boston Pilgrims lose to Chicago White Sox 3-0
1911 Revolution in México overthrows President José Porfirio Diaz
1914 British House of Commons passes Irish Home Rule
1915 2nd Battle of Ypres ends with 105,000 casualties
1915 Chicago Claude Hendrix no-hits Pitts (Federal League), 10-0
1919 Casey Stengel releases a sparrow from under his baseball cap
1922 Babe Ruth suspended 1 day & fined $200 for throwing dirt on an ump
1923 Britain recognizes Transjordan with Abdullah as its leader
1927 Henry Ford stops producing Model T car (begins Model A)
1928 Amelia Earhart (as a passenger) is 1st woman to fly Atlantic Ocean
1934 Béla Bart•k's "Enchanted Deer," premieres
1935 Jesse Owens equals or breaks 6 world records in one hour
1935 Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs Pirates
1937 1st airmail letter to circle globe returns to NY
1939 Carl Storck becomes 2nd NFL president
1940 German troops conquer Boulogne
1940 Golden Gate Intl Expo reopens
1941 Ted Williams raises his batting avg over .400 for 1st time in 1941
1941 5,000 drown in a storm at Ganges Delta region in India
1943 Riot at Mobile Ala shipyard over upgrading 12 black workers
1943 Trident conference in Wash DC (operation plan '43 against Japan)
1944 Partisan leader Tito escapes Germans surrounding Bosnia
1945 Arthur C Clark proposes relay satellites in geosynchronous orbit
1946 Abdullah ibn Hussein becomes king of Jordan
1946 Jordan gains independence from Britain (Natl Day)
1947 Coal dust explosion rocks Centralia Coal Co's Mine #5 killing 111
1948 30th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Norwood Hills CC St Louis
1948 SF receives its 1st telecast
1949 Chinese Red army occupies Shanghai
1950 Bkln-Battery Tunnel opens in NYC
1951 NY Giant Willie Mays 1st major league game (goes 0 for 5)
1953 Braves Max Surkont strikes out record 8 Reds in a row
1953 1st non-commercial educational television station-Houston, Texas
1953 1st atomic cannon electronically fired, Frenchman Flat, Nevada
1955 Series of 19 twisters destroy Udall Kansas & most of Blackwell Okla
1956 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Haurietis aquas
1957 "Shinbone Alley" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances
1959 Supreme ct rules La prohibiting black-white boxing unconstitutional
1959 Khrushchev visits Angola
1960 George Crowe's record 11th pinch-hit HR
1961 JFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade
1961 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,770 m
1962 US unions AFL-CIO starts campaign for 35-hour work week
1962 US performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)
1962 Isley Brothers release "Twist & Shout"
1963 "Hot Spot" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 43 performances
1963 Early Wynn wins his 300th baseball game
1963 Great Britain ends its amateur-professional classes in cricket
1963 Organization for African Unity formed by Chad, Mauritania & Zambia
1964 Supreme Court rules closing schools to avoid desegregation unconstitut
1964 Ground is broken for a new stadium in St Louis
1964 Frank Gilroy's "Subject is Roses," premieres in NYC
1964 16th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore
1965 Roel van Duyn, Martijn Ananar & Rob Faado align in Provo
1965 Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1965 India & Pakistan border fights
1965 Dave Davies of Kinks stumbles & is knocked unconscious on stage
1966 Peru & Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima; 248 die
1967 Celtic wins 12th Europe Cup 1 in Lisbon
1967 John Lennon takes delivery of his psychedelic painted Rolls Royce
1968 Unicorn by The Irish Rovers hits #7
1968 Rolling Stones release "Jumping Jack Flash"
1968 Gateway Arch in St Louis dedicated
1968 BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Dotty Fothergill
1968 BPAA All-Star Bowling Tournament won by Jim Stefanich
1969 "Midnight Cowboy" released with an X rating
1969 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
1969 Sudanese government is overthrown in a military coup
1970 3rd ABA Championship: Indiana Pacers beat LA Stars, 4 games to 2
1971 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1972 Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Ron Stander
1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 US launches 1st Skylab crew Kerwin, Conrad, Weitz
1973 George Harrison releases "Give Me Love" in UK
1973 Borussia Mönchengladbach wins 2nd UEFA Cup at Mönchengladbach
1973 Argentine Peronist Hector C mpora installed as president
1975 29th NBA Championship: Golden Warriors sweep Wash Bullets in 4 games
1975 Cleve's Dennis Eckersley, debuts shuting out the A's 6-0
1975 Joanne Carner wins LPGA American DefenderGolf Classic
1976 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali KOs Richard Dunn in Munich
1977 "Star Wars" released
1977 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 Liverpool wins 22nd Europe Cup 1 in Rome
1977 Dutch social democratic party wins parliamentary election
1977 "Brady Bunch Hour," last airs on ABC-TV
1977 "Beatles Live! At Star-Club in Hamburg Germany" released
1978 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
1979 Raul Gonz les of México completes 50,000 m walk in record 3:41:38.4
1979 Israel begins to return Sinai to Egypt
1979 American Airlines DC-10 crashes in Chicago killing 275
1980 "Musical Chairs" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 15 performances
1980 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1980 Jacek Wszoka of Poland sets high jump record (7'8")
1981 Rangers' Bill Stein sets AL record with 7 consecutive pinch hits
1981 Daniel Goodwin, scales outside of Chicago's Sears Tower in 7 hours
1981 Carl Yastrzemski is 4th to get 3,000 hits (Cobb, Musial & Aaron)
1981 Al Unser becomes 1st Indy 500 winner to be disqualified
1982 Ferguson Jenkins becomes 7th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters
1982 Iranian troops reconquer Khorramshar
1982 STS-4 vehicle moves to launch pad
1983 Kirk Gibson (Tigers) & Jorge Orta (Blue Jays) hit inside park HRs
1983 France performs nuclear test
1983 Fire in Nassermeer Egypt kills 357
1983 1st National Missing Children's Day is proclaimed
1983 "Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars 3) released
1984 Det Tigers lose to Seattle 7-3 ends record tying 17 consecutive wins
1984 Red Sox trade pitcher Dennis Eckersley to Cubs for Bill Buckner
1985 Cyclone ravages Bangladesh; 11,000 killed
1985 Allan Border scores 4th successive 1st class 100 (v Derbyshire)
1986 Virgilio Barco elected president of Colombia
1986 Laurie Rinker wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1986 KC Royal George Brett gets his 2,000th hit
1986 Hands Across America - 6 million people hold hands from Calif to NY
1986 Ferry boat Shamia sinks on Maghna River Bangladesh, 600 killed
1986 95-year-old woman scores a hole-in-one in Florida
1986 7,000,000 Americans form "Hands Across America"
1986 30,000,000 watch "Live Aid," a massive benefit concert
1988 PSV wins Europe Cup
1989 Weird Al Yankovic records "She Drives Like Crazy"
1989 Stanley Cup: Calgary Flames beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
1989 Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President in the Soviet Union
1989 Mariners trade Mark Langston to Montreal for Randy Johnson
1989 Eastern Airlines graduates it 1st class of non-union pilots
1991 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Minn North Star, 4 games to 2
1991 Israel evacuates 14,000 Ethiopian Jews
1991 "People Are Still Having Sex," by LaTour hits #35
1992 Jay Leno becomes permanent host of "Tonight Show"
1992 NY Yankees score 9 runs before 1st out in 8th inn, beat Brewers 13-7
1992 Oscar Luigi Scalfaro elected president of Italy
1994 Emmy 21st Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci not nominated
1996 Jennifer Maria Holsten, 18, crowned Miss Filipino-American
1997 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Corning Classic
1997 Minn Twins retire Kirby Puckett's uniform #
1997 Indianapolis 500 race
1997 David Frost wins Golf's Colonial Final in Ft Worth Texas
1997 Bell Atlantic Senior Golf Classic
1997 Todd & Mel Stottlemyre become 1st father & son to win 100 games

Birthdays for today in history Events  Deaths
1494Jacopo Pontormo II, Italy, painter (Sepulture of Christ)
1550Camillus de Lellis, Italian soldier/monastery founder/saint
1688Christian August Jacobi, composer
1713John Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute, English premier (1760-63)
1726Giuseppi Paolucci, composer
1729Jean de Neufville, Dutch/US merchant (started 4th English war)
1767Ferdinand Franzl, composer
1767Friedrich Johann Eck, composer
1779Henry M Baron de Kock, Dutch officer/politician
1781Ferdinand K J, archduke of Austria-Este/gov-gen (Sicily)
1803Ralph Waldo Emerson, US, essayist/philosopher (Concord Hymn)
1818Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss cultural historian
1821Diederich Krug, composer
1830Jules de Geyter, Belgian poet (International)
1839John Eliot, English meteorologist
1845William Muldoon, Belfast NY, boxing commissioner (help find PAL)
1847Alphonse Goovaerts, composer
1847John Alexander Dowie, [Elijah the Restorer], US, evangelist
1852Louis FMF Franchet d'Espèrey, [Desperate Frankey], Fren marshal (WW I)
1865Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist (Zeeman effect, Nobel 1902)
1865John Raleigh Mott, organizer (YMCA, Nobel 1946)
1865Frederick Augustus III, King of Saxon (1904-18)
1877Billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale)
1878Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, actor (Stormy Weather, Little Colonel)
1879W Maxwell Aitken lord Beaverbrook, Canada/English banker
1882Harry Fox, entertainer
1886Philip Murray, founded Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)
1888Miles Malleson, writer/actor (Phantom of Opera, Postman's Knock)
1889Gilardo Gilardi, composer
1889Igor Sikorsky, developed a working helicopter
1889Sverre Jordan, composer
1891Robert W P Peereboom, Dutch editor in chief (Haarlem Newspaper)
1894Dirk Vansina, Flemish playwright (Verschaeve Gives Evidence)
1896Jan N Bakhuizen van den Brink, theologist/church historian
1897Alan Kippax, cricketer (22 Tests for Australia 1924-34, brilliant bat)
1898Bennett Cerf, publisher (Random House) panelist (What's My Line)
1898Gene Tunney, world heavyweight boxing champion (1926-30)
1898Gustav Regler, writer
1898Mischa Levitzki, composer
1901Milenko Zivkovic, composer
1902Helvi Lemmikke Leiviska, composer
1904Kurt George Hugo Thomas, composer
1905Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim)
1905Joseph C Harsch, Toledo Ohio, newscaster (Background)
1907Rachel Carson, conservationist/writer (silent springs)
1907U Nu, premier Burma (1948-58, 1960-62)
1908Theodore Roethke, US, poet (Words for the Wind)
1908David Lean, British director (Lawrence of Arabia)
1910Ernest Anderson, publicist
1912Eddie Maxwell, singer (Yes We Have No Bananas)
1913Joseph Peter Grace, businessman
1915Daniel Wolf, journalist
1916Virginia Ginny Simms, actress/singer (Kay Kyser Band)
1916Lou van Rees, Dutch impresario [or May 29]
1917Dorothy Sarnoff, US, actress(?)
1917Jimmy Hamilton, saxophonist
1917Steve Cochran, Eureka CA, actor (Mozambique, Gay Senotiys, Dallas)
1918Claude Akins, Nelson GA, actor (BJ & Bear, Movin' On, Lobo)
1918Peder Lunde, Norway, yachtsman (Olympic-silver-1952)
1919Gino Negri, composer
1919Lindsey Nelson, Pulaski Tn, sportscaster (NY Mets)
1921Hal David, lyricist (Promises Promises-Grammy 1969)
1923John Weitz, spy/author/fashion designer (Friends in High Places)
1925Aldo Clementi, composer
1925Jeanne Crain, Barstow Calif, actress (Man Without a Star)
1926Kitty Kallen, rocker
1926M von der Grn, writer
1926Miles D Davis, Alton Ill, jazz trumpeter (L'ascenseur pour l'échafaud)
1927Robert Ludlum, NYC, spy novelist (Bourne Identity)
1928Frigyes Hidas, composer
1928Mary Tuck, social researcher/civil servant
1929Beverly Sills, [Belle "Bubbles" Miriam Silverman], Bkln NY, soprano
1929David S Ruder, 23rd chairman of Security & Exchange Commission
1931John Gabriel, Niagara Falls NY, actor (Cat Gang, Fantasies)
1932Georgi Mikhailovich Grechko, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 17, 26, T-14)
1932John Grogery Dunne, US writer (Up Close & Personal, True Confessions)
1932K C Jones, Taylor Tx, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1956)
1933Roger Bowen, actor (M*A*S*H, Main Event, What about Bob, Petulia)
1934David J Burke, Liverpool England, writer
1934Ron Nesson, press secretary (Gerald Ford)
1936Rusi Surti, cricketer (Indian slow lefty, hat-trick for Qld 1969)
1936Tom T Hall, Olive Hill Ky, country singer/writer (Harper Valley PTA)
1938Raymond Carver, poet/short story writer (Furious Season)
1938Ludmil Buldakova, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1972)
1939Dixie Carter, TN, actress (Designing Women, Edge of Night)
1939Ian McKellen, England, actor (Keep, Plenty, Scarlet Pimpernel)
1942Bill Young, rocker
1942Brian "Blinky" Davison, rocker
1943Wynand C Malan, South African lawyer/NP/DP-politician
1943Sally Jesse Raphael, TV talk show host (Sally) [or Feb 25]
1943Poli Palmer, rocker (Family)
1943Leslie Uggams, NYC, singer/actress (Leslie Uggams Show, Roots)
1943John "Poli" Palmer, rocker (Family K)
1944Robert Michael Payton, pizza magnate
1944Frank Oz, Heresford England, puppeteer (Sesame St, Muppet Show)
1945Dave Lee Travis, DJ
1946Irnema Szewinski Kirszenstein, Poland, 200m runner (1968 Olym Gold)
1946Janet E[llen] Morris, US, sci-fi author (Golden Sword, Tempus)
1946Tommy Cecil, ferryman
1947Mitch Margo, Bkln, rocker (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight)
1947Karen Valentine, Santa Rosa CA, actress (Love Amer Style, Room 222)
1947Jessi Colter, [Miriam Johnson], Phoenix, country singer (I'm Not Lisa)
1949Jamaica Kincaid, [Elaine P Richardson], Antigua/US journalist (NYer)
1949Lalith Kaluperuma, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1982)
1951Clifford Archer, bassist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
1953Donald Albert Weibring Jr, Quincy IL, PGA golfer (1979 Quad Cities)
1953Jane Priest, Perth Australia, Prince Charles' lover
1953Rich Alves, Pleasanton Calif, singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake)
1954Alison Stern, wife of radio personality Howard Stern (Private Parts)
1955Connie Selleca, Bronx, actress (Hotel, Capt America II)
1956Tatsutoshi Goto, wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
1957Hillary Bailey Smith, Boston MA, actress (Nora-One Life to Live)
1958Paul Weller, guitar (Jam-This is Modern World, Style Council)
1958Klaus Meine, rocker (Scorpions-No One Like You)
1958Dorothy Straight, 4 year old author (How World Begun)
1958Claus Minah, singer (Scorpions)
1959Cathryn Harrison, London England, actress (Old Woman in Black Moon)
1960BenoŒt van Innis, Belgian cartoonist/painter/cartoonist (NY Post)
1961Hiro Saito, wrestler (All-Japan/NJPW/Calgary)
1962Zulqarnain, cricketer (last person in alphabetical order to play Test)
1962Amy Read, Birmingham MI, golfer (1994 Healthsouth Palm Beach-15th)
1963Mike Myers, Canada, comedian (SNL, Wayne's World) [or Jun 25]
1964David Shaw, St Thomas, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1965Stefka Kostadinova, Bulgaria high jumper (world record 1987)
1965Roef-Ragas, Dutch actor (Missing Link, Red Rain, Juju, Mykosch)
1965Remco Prins, Dutch rock guitarist/vocalist (Burma Shave-Stash)
1965Mark Knight, Calif, rock guitarist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
1966Bill Haselman, Long Branch NJ, catcher (Boston Red Sox)
1966Dave Hollins, Buffalo NY, infielder (Minn Twins)
1966Melissa McNamara, Tulsa OK, LPGA golfer (1991 Stratton Mt Classic)
1967Ruthie Bolton, McClain Miss, basketball guard (Olympics-gold-96)
1967Luc Nilis, Belgian soccer player (RSC Anderlecht/PSV)
1967Juan Jimenez, WLAF quarterback/receivers coach (Barcelona Dragons)
1967Danny Gonzales, jockey
1968Shawn Bouwens, NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1968Nathalie Schneyder, SF Calif, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
1968Kendall Gill, NBA guard/forward (NJ Nets)
1968Debbi Miho Koyama, LPGA golfer (1995 US Women's Open-28th)
1969Anne Heche, Ohio, actress (Donnie Brasco, Juror, Volcano)
1969Matt Borlenghi, LA Calif, actor (Brian Bodine-All My Children)
1970Sidney Greenbush, LA, twin actress (Carrie-Little House on Prairie)
1970Sandra Dopfer, Lustenau Austria, tennis star (1995 Futures-Lerida)
1970Robert Croft, cricketer (Glamorgan off-spinner, England 1996-)
1970Michael B Enyaer, writer (Pilot One)
1970Lindsay Greenbush, LA, twin actress (Carrie-Little House on Prairie)
1970Joey Eischen, West Covina CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
1970Heather Simmons-Carrasco, Mt View Ca, synchro swimmer (Oly-alt-96)
1970Danni Roche, Melbourne VIC Australia, field hockey midfielder (Oly-96)
1971Tim Kroeker, Chilliwack BC, 110m hurdler (Olympics-96)
1971Larry Thompson, CFL/NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks, BC Lions)
1971Keith Hamilton, NFL defensive tackle (NY Giants)
1971Justin Henry, Rye NY, actor (Kramer vs Kramer, 16 Candles)
1971Alan Kline, NFL tackle (NO Saints)
1972Tony Ronaldson, Adelaide SA Australia, basketball forward (Oly-96)
1972Antonio Lang, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1973Racquel Spurlock, WNBA center (Houston Comets)
1973Maria Jose Gaidano, Buenos Aires Arg, tennis star (1993 Belg doubles)
1973Josée Corbeil, Pointe-Claire Quebec, volleyball player (Olympics-96)
1973Jeff Smith, NFL/WLAF corner (Scotland Claymores/KC Chiefs)
1973Earl Mackey, NFL linebacker (Minn Vikings)
1973Duncan Free, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1974Dennis Stallings, linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)
1975Adam Saathoff, Tuscon Ariz, running target (Olympics-1996)
1976Tarik Glenn, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)

Deaths for today in history Events  Birthdays
0615Boniface IV, Pope (608-15), dies
0709Aldhelmus of Ealdhelm, Engl abbot/bishop/poet/saint, dies at about 69
0946Edmund the Older, king of Wessex/England (939-46), dies
1085Gregory VII, [Ildebrando], Pope (1073-85), dies
1125Hendrik V, last Salische German king, dies
1261Alexander IV, [Rinaldo dei conti di Segni], Pope (1254-61), dies
1510Georges d'Amboise, French cardinal/viceroy in North Italy, dies at 49
1555Gemma Frisius, Frisian geographer/astronomer, dies at 46
1681Caldéron, writer, dies at 81
1765Pierre-Joseph Le Blan, composer, dies at 53
1826Christian Friedrich Ruppe, composer, dies at 72
1849Andreas Michiels, Dutch milt gov of West Sumatra, dies in battle at 52
1862Johann N Nestroy, Aust actor (Einmal Keine Sorgen Haben), dies at 60
1895Ahmed Djevdet Pasja, Turkish minister of Justice, dies at 73
1899Marie-Rosalie "Rosa" Bonheur, French painter, dies at 68
1914Paolo Giorza, composer, dies at 81
1916Jack Marsh, cricketer (Aboriginal bowler played for NSW 1900-03), dies
1917Leon Felix Augustin Joseph Vasseur, composer, dies at 72
1919Madame C J Walker, wealthy cosmetics manufacturer, dies at 51
1924Theodore Morse, composer, dies at 51
1926Symon Petlyura, leader of Ukraine (pogroms), assassinated at 47
1934Gustav Theodore Holst, English composer (Ode to Death), dies at 59
1936Jan Levoslav Bella, composer, dies at 92
1937Henry O Tanner, artist, dies
1946Patty Smith Hill, songwriter (Happy Birthday To You), dies at 78
1948Jacques Feyder, actor/director (kermesse héroique), dies at 59
1949Simon H Spoor, intelligence officer/general (WW II), dies at 47
1958Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (5 Tests for S Africa), dies
1964Vasily Andreyevich Zolotaryov, composer, dies at 92
1965Sonny Boy Williamson, [Aleck Miller], blues player, dies at 65
1968Charles K Feldman, [Gould], producer (Casino Royale), dies at 63
1968George KFW von Kchler, German marshal (Netherlands 1940), dies at 86
1971Terence De Marney, actor (Case Thomas-Johnny Ringo), dies at 62
1971Mark Brunswick, composer, dies at 69
1971Jo Etha Collier, young black woman killed by 3 whites in Drew Miss
1974Donald Crisp, actor/director (Beloved Brat, Dawn Patrol), dies at 91
1974Frank Ward, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1936-38), dies
1974Pam Morrison, wife of Door's vocalist Jim, dies of drug overdose
1981Rosa Ponselle, US singer (Metropolitan Opera), dies at 84
1981Roy Brown, rocker, dies at 55 of a heart attack
1981Roy James Brown, US boxer/singer (Good rockin' tonight), dies at 55
1982Larry J Blake, actor (Earth vs the Flying Saucers), dies at 68
1983Sydney Box, academy award producer, dies at 76
1984Piet Ketting, Dutch pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 79
1985Harold Hecht, choreographer, dies at 77 of cancer
1985Robert Nathan, US writer/poet (Portrait of Jennie), dies at 91
1986Chester Bowles, US senator/ambassador, dies at 85
1990Vic Tayback, actor (Mel-Alice), dies of a heart attack at 60
1991Dorothy Davis Bostwick, entertainer, dies
1992Viktor Grishin, hardline soviet communist, dies at 78, dies
1992Philip C Habib, US diplomat (Middle-East/Asia), dies at 72
1992Nancy Walker, actress (Ida Morgenstein-Rhoda), dies of cancer at 71
1992Marshall Thompson, US actor (To Hell & Back), dies at 66
1992Johan B W Polak, publisher/publicist (Bloom of Décadence), dies at 63
1992Danny Biasone, persuaded NBA to use 24 second clock, dies at 83
1993Dan Seymour, actor (Bombs over Burma, Intrigue, Watusi), dies at 78
1993Louise Tazewell, entertainer, dies at 93
1994Eric Gale, guitarist, dies at 55
1995Dany Robin, actress (Follow the Boys, Topaz, Julietta), dies at 68
1995Dick Curless, singer/songwriter, dies at 63
1996Renzo de Felice, historian, dies at 67
1996Laurence Marks, journalist, dies at 67
1996John Morrison, politician/landowner, dies at 89
1996Enid Kathleen Hutchinson, adult educationalist, dies at 86
1996David W Howe, test pilot, dies at 77
1996Buck, dog (Married with Children), dies at 13
1996Bernard Charles Sendall, deputy director general of ITA, dies at 83
1997Muhammad Fadhel, PM of Iraq (1953-54), dies

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