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0565 St Columba reported seeing monster in Loch Ness
1138 English defeated Scots at Cowton Moor Banners of various saints were carried into battle which led to being called Battle of the Standard
1454 Jews are expelled from Brunn Moravia by order of King Ladislaus
1485 Battle of Bosworth Field - Henry VII's forces defeat Richard III
1543 Emperor Charles V's army occupies Dren
1559 Spanish archbishop Bartholomé de Carranza arrested as heretic
1572 Failed assassination on admiral De Coligny
1582 King James IV of Scotland captured
1603 1st stones layed in Zuiderkerk Amsterdam
1614 Trades people under Vincent Fettmilch chase & plunder Jews out of ghetto in Frankfurt
1632 Prince Frederik Hendrik occupies Maastricht
1642 Civil War in England began between Royalists & Parliament
1654 1st Jewish immigrant to US, Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam
1707 Prince Eugenius van Savoye siege of Toulon
1707 Sweden & Prussia sign military treaty
1715 Händels "Watermusic" premieres on Thames
1717 Spanish troops lands on Sardinia
1762 1st female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport RI, Mercury
1775 King George III proclaims colonies to be in open rebellion
1780 Resolution, without Capt Cook, returns to England
1787 John Fitch's steamboat completes its tests, years before Fulton
1788 Sierra Leone, settled by British as a former haven for slaves
1791 Haitian Slave Revolution begins under voodoo priest Boukman
1818 Grand duchy of Bathe forms
1826 Colonies under Jedediah Strong Smith move near Salt Lake Utah
1846 US annexes New Mexico
1851 Gold fields discovered in Australia
1851 Yacht "America" wins 1st Royal Yacht Squadron Cup (America's Cup)
1862 Battle of Catlett's Station VA
1862 Santee Sioux indian attack Fort Ridgely
1864 Geneva Convention signed by 12 nations
1864 International Red Cross forms
1867 Fisk University forms, 1867
1877 Nez Percé-indians flee into to Yellowstone National Park
1900 Gabriel Faurés opera "Prométhée," premieres in Beziers
1901 Cadillac Co forms
1902 Pres Teddy Roosevelt became 1st US chief executive to ride in a car
1906 1st Victor Victrola manufactured
1907 Colin Buchanan, town planner
1907 Cyril Astley Clarke, British geneticist
1908 Henri Cartier-Bresson, France, photographer (Decisive Moment)
1910 Japan annexes Korea after 5 years as a protectorate
1911 Mona Lisa stolen from Louvre (Recovered in 1913)
1911 Vincenzo Perugia steals Mona Lisa from Louvre, Paris
1912 England defeat Australia to win the Triangular Tournament
1912 Richard Catling, commissioner of police (Kenya)
1913 Robert Martineau, bishop of Blackburn
1914 -23] Battle at Charleroi: Gen von Blows troops beat French
1914 1st encounter between British & German troops (in Belgium)
1914 Battle in Ardennen: Neufchateau, Rossignal, Tintigny & Virton
1914 Canada's Finance Act, 1914, receives assent
1914 General Martos' troops occupy Soldau/Neidenburg East Prussia
1914 German troops execute 384 inhabitants of Tamines Belgium
1914 Von Ludendorff & von Hindenburg move into E Prussia enroute to Russia
1917 Pitts Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Dodgers
1921 J Edgar Hoover becomes asst director of FBI
1923 Paavo Nurmi runs world record mile (4:10.4)
1926 Gold discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa
1926 Greek dictator Gen P ngulos driven out
1927 Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers
1930 Australia regain Ashes on 6th day of 5th Cricket Test
1932 BBS begins experimental regular TV broadcasts
1933 Bill Veeck, urges midsummer inter-league games & a split season
1933 International Zionists Congress opens in Prague
1934 Australia beat England by 562 runs to regain Cricket Ashes
1934 Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell hits 2 HRs to beat White Sox 3-2 in 12
1939 Dutch border guards take positions for German invasion
1939 Premier De Geer recalls Dutch vacationers in Black Forest
1941 Nazi troops reach Lenningrad
1942 Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy
1943 Soviet troops free Karkov
1944 Hitler orders Paris to be destroyed [or 23rd]
1944 Last transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany
1945 Bob Cristofani scores 110 for Aust Services at Old Trafford
1945 England defeat Aust Services by 6 wkts in 5th Victory Test Cricket
1945 Noël Coward's revue "Sigh no More," premieres in London
1945 Vietnam conflict begins as Ho Chi Minh leads a successful coup
1946 Baseball approves a 168-game schedule, but later rescinds it
1946 Mikko Hietanen wins Oslo marathon (2:24:55)
1947 14th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Chi Bears 0 (105,840)
1950 Abdel Rehim swims English Channel (10:50)
1950 Althea Gibson becomes 1st black competetor in natl tennis competition
1950 Rotterdam harbor strike end
1951 Harlem Globetrotters play in Olympic Stadium, Berlin before 75,052
1953 France closes jail on Devil Island
1953 John Norman Lewis contends players have no desire to form a union
1953 Shah of Persia returns to Teheran
1954 WPTV TV channel 5 in Palm Beach, FL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 Elvis Presley begins filming "The Reno Brothers" (Love Me Tender)
1956 Pres Eisenhower & VP Nixon renominated by Rep convention in SF
1957 Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1958 Argos' Boyd Carter, Dave Mann combine for record 131-yd punt return
1958 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1959 Cin Red Frank Robinson hits 3 consecutive HRs
1960 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Asheville Golf Open
1960 Gil Hodges set NL righty HR record with #352
1961 Maris hits his 50th of 61 homers
1962 Failed assassination on president De Gaulle
1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 Savannah, world's 1st nuclear-powered ship, completes maiden voyage from Yorktown, Va, to Savannah, Ga
1963 NASA civilian test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 67 miles (106 km)
1964 Guinée, Liberia & Ivory Coast form joint market
1964 Supreme's "Where Did Our Love Go," reaches #1
1965 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open
1965 LA Dodger pitcher Juan Marachal hits SF Giant catcher John Roseboro on the head with his bat causing a 14 minute brawl
1966 Beatles arrive in NYC
1968 1st papal visit to Latin America (Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota)
1968 Cynthia Lennon sues John Lennon for divorce on adultry
1968 Pope Paul VI opens Eucharistic congress in Bogota
1969 Beatles record a video for "Long & Winding Road"
1969 Gloria O Smith, (NY), crowned 2nd Miss Black America
1969 Hurricane Camille strikes US Gulf Coast kills 255
1971 Bolivian military coup under col Hugo Banzer, pres Torres driven out
1971 Pam Barnett wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open
1972 International Olympic Committee exspells Rhodesia
1973 Chilean parliament accuses pres Allende violating laws
1973 Henry Kissinger succeeds William Rogers as min of Foreign affairs
1975 Assassination attempt on president Gerald Ford
1975 McNichols Sports Arena in Denver opens
1976 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1978 Sandinistas occupy National Palace in Managua Nicaragua
1979 200 black leaders, meet in NY, to support Andrew Young
1980 Bill Veeck agrees to sell Chicago White Sox to Eddie DeBartolo Sr for $20,000,000, AL owners block the sale
1982 Gen Ariel Sharon urges Palestinians to discuss peaceful coexistence
1982 Israeli General Ariel Sharon urges Palestinians to discuss peace
1982 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
1984 Evelyn Ashford of US ties world women's mark for 100 m, 10.76 sec
1984 Last Volkswagen Rabbit produced
1984 Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200
1984 Rep convention in Dallas renominates Pres Reagan & VP Bush
1984 South African election for parliament boycvotted
1985 30th Walker Cup: US wins 13-11
1985 Airtours Boeing-737 crashes at airport of Manchester, 55 killed
1986 Gas from Volcano Chamberoen kills 1,734 (Cameroon)
1986 NASA announces tests designed to verify ignition pressure dynamics
1987 Madonna's "Who's That Girl," single goes #1
1988 Australia unveils 1st platinum coin (Koala)
1988 NBC premieres "Later" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee)
1988 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989 1st complete ring around Neptune discovered
1989 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson)
1990 Pres Bush calls up military reserves
1991 Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 100 m backstroke (1:00.31)
1992 Matthews & Warne spin Australia to a famous win v Sri Lanka
1993 "In the Summer House" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 25 perfs
1993 Hiromi Kobayash wins Minnesota LPGA Golf Classic
1994 DNA testing links OJ Simpson to murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman
1994 Wim Cook govt forms in Neth
1995 FBI agent Lon Horiuchi shoots at Randy Weaver's cabin in Idaho

Birthdays for today in history Events  Deaths
1530Bartolomeo Spontone, composer
1601Georges de Scudéry, French writer (Observations sur le Cid)
1615Christopher Gibbons, composer
1647Denis Papin, French physicist (Papiniaanse pot, steam machine)
1681Pierre Danican Philidor, composer
1753Christian Friedrich Ruppe, composer
1760Leo XII, [Annibale Sermattei], Italy, Pope (1823-29)
1766Joseph-Denis Doche, composer
1771Jan Joseph Rosler, composer
1788Thomas Tredgold, engineer/carpenter
1795Abraham Capadose, physician/missionary
1822George Stoneman, US Union general-major/(Gov-Calif, 1883-87)
1827Edouard Silas, composer
1827Josef Strauss, Austria, composer (Dorfschwalben aus Austria)
1827Joseph Anthony Mower, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1870
1834Nathaniel Harrison Harris, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1836Archibald M Willard, US, artist (Spirit of '76)
1846B Amalie Skram-Alver, Norway, writer (Hellemyrsfolket)
1847Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, composer
1852Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy)
1854Milan I, King of Serbia
1856Friedrich Kstner, German astronomer
1860Gustaf Fröding, Swedish poet (Stänk och flikar)
1860Paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow Award)
1862Claude Debussy, St Germain-en-Laye, composer (La Mer, Clair de lune)
1865Piet A W Hopmans, bishop of Breda (Eucharistic Crusade)
1873Karl Nef, Swiss musicologist
1874Edward Cuthbert Bairstow, composer
1874Max Scheler, German philosopher (Vom Umsturz der Werte)
1882Harry Makepeace, cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21)
1888Violet Farebrother, Grimsby England, actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue)
1890Floyd Henri Allport, US psychologist/sociologist
1891Francis McDonald, Bowling Green Ky, actor (Will-Adv of Champion)
1891Jacques Lipchitz, Polish/French/US painter/cubist sculptor
1892Percy Fender, cricketer (legendary Surrey & England all-rounder)
1893Dorothy Parker, NJ, short story writer (1958 Marjorie Peabody Award)
1894Cecil Kellaway, South Africa, actor (Mr Earnshaw-Wuthering Heights)
1895Paul White, Bangor Maine, composer (Adante & Rondo for Cello)
1897Bill Woodfull, cricketer (Australian captain in the Bodyline series)
1898Francine Larrimore, Verdun France, actress (John Meade's Woman)
1900Elizabeth Bergner, Vienna Austria, actress (Catherine the Great)
1902Leni Riefenstahl, [Helene Bertha Amalie], Germany, actress (Tiefland)
1902Roy Armstrong, English historian (History of Sussex)
1903René Wellek, Vienna Austria, writer (Concepts of Criticism)
1904Deng Xiaoping, Chinese party leader (1976-1983)
1905Wade Crosby, IA, actor (Sign of Wolf, Tales of Robin Hood)
1907Oliver F McGowan, Kipling AL, actor (Banning, Stagecoach)
1908Henri Cartier-Bresson, Chanteloup, France, photographer
1909Mel Hein, NFL center (NY Giants)
1909Sergius Kagen, composer
1909Stojan T Daskalov, Bulgaria, writer (A Farm)
1911Edith Atwater, Chic, actress (Phyllis-Love on a Rooftop)
1911Somerset de Chair, MP
1912Edith Porada, art historian/archaeologist
1913Robert Schollum, composer
1916John Slater, London England, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass)
1917John Lee Hooker, Clarksdale Mississippi, blues guitarist (Canned Heat)
1919Earl Cathcart, British major-general
1919Leo Pliatzky, senior civil servant
1920Anthony Tuke, CEO (Savoy Hotel Groups)
1920Denton Cooley, Houston, heart surgeon (1st artifical heart transplant)
1920Pierre A Lauffer, Antillian poet (Patria)
1920Ray[mond Douglas] Bradbury, Ill, sci-fi author (Fahrenheit 451)
1920W Schnurre, writer
1921James Menter, principal (Queen Mary College)
1922Micheline Presle, Paris, actress (Nea, Donkey Skin)
1923Gerald Long, journalist/CEO (Reuters)
1924Andrzej Markowski, composer
1924James Kirkwood, LA CA, actor/writer (Hired Wife)
1924Peter Allsop, publisher
1926Bob Flannigan, rocker (Four Freshmen)
1926Honor Blackman, London, actress (Pussy Galore-Goldfinger)
1926Marc Bohan, dress designer
1927Aleksandar Obradovic, composer
1928John Lupton, Highland Park Ill, actor (Tom-Broken Arrow)
1928Karlheinz Stockhausen, Mödrath Germany, composer (Kontrapunkte)
1929Baroness Ewart-Biggs, British (Lab) spokesperson on Home Affairs
1932Gerald P Carr, Denver Colorado, Col USMC/astronaut (Skylab 4)
1932Theoni Vachliotis aldredge, award winning costume designer
1933Irmtraud Morgner, writer
1933Sylva Koscina, Zagreb Yugo, actress (Jessica, Hercules)
1934Diana Sands, NYC, actress (Raisin in the Sun, Doctor's Wife)
1934H Norman Schwarzkopf, Trenton NJ, 4-star Army general (Gulf War)
1934John M Chowning, composer
1934Margaret Douglas, chief political adviser (BBC)
1935Morton Dean, Fall River Mass, TV newscaster (CBS, ABC)
1935Richard W Howard, Okla City Ok, 400m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1960)
1936Anne Downey, British circuit judge
1936Lex P Humphries, drummer
1937Donald MacLeary, dancer
1937Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)
1938Dale Hawkins, music writer (Suzy Q)
1939Candido Lima, composer
1939Carl Yastrzemski, NY, Boston Red Sox great (1967 AL MVP, Hall of Fame)
1939Fred Milano, Bronx NY, rocker (Dion & The Belmonts) [or 8/26/40]
1940Antony Crosthwaite-Eyre, English publisher/multi-millionaire
1940David Vance, horse trainer
1940George Reinholt, Phila, actor (Steve-Another World, One Life to Live)
1940John Banham, director-general (CBI)
1940Valerie Harper, Sufferin NY, (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, Valerie)
1941Bill Parcells, NFL coach (NY Giants, NY Jets, NE Patriots)
1942Kathy Lennon, Santa Monica Calif, singer (Lennon Sisters)
1943Alun Michael, MP (Labour)
1944Henk Veldhoen, biochemist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
1945Derek Fatchett, MP (Labour)
1945James G Richardson, Gainesville Fla, actor (Tim Cassidy-Sierra)
1945Ron Dante, Staten Island NY, rock vocalist (Archies-Sugar, Sugar)
1945Steve Kroft, Kokomo Ind, co-editor (60 Minutes)
1946Felix Meurders, Dutch radio host
1947Bud Cramer, (Rep-D-Alabama)
1947Cindy Williams, Van Nuys Calif, actress (Shirley- Laverne & Shirley)
1947Donna Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead)
1948Rob Buckman, British broadcaster/actor (Pink Medicine Show)
1949Diana Nyad, swimmer (1st to swim Bahamas to Fla-1979)
1950Teresa Davis, rocker
1954Frank Marino, rocker
1954John Colwell, Kingston Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1978 Simon Fraser)
1956Jeff Lloyd, jockey
1956Paul Molitor, St Paul MN, infielder (Mn Twins, 1993 World Series MVP)
1956Peter Taylor, cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-92)
1957Holly Dunn, San Antonio Tx, country singer (Daddy's Hands)
1957Randy Romero, Garden City NY, jockey (Breeder's Cup 1987-89)
1957Steve Davis, snooker player
1958Elhadjdia Ba, Dakar Senegal, hurdler (Olympic-silver-1988)
1958Ian Mitchell, Edinburgh, rocker (Bay City Rollers)
1959Denise Curry, Daivs Calif, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
1959Juan Croucier, heavy metal rocker (Ratt-Round & Round)
1961Debbi Peterson, LA Calif, rock drummer (Bangles-Eternal Flame)
1961Jay Ashton, rocker (Gene Loves Jezebel)
1961John Kidd, NFL punter (Miami Dolphins)
1961Roland Orzabal, rock vocalist (Tears for Fears-Shout, Head over Heels)
1962Gene Craig Sauers, Savannah GA, PGA golfer (1986 Bank of Boston)
1962James Debarge, Grand Rapids Mi, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Debarge)
1962Marie Laurie Mahabir, Guadeloupe, N Amer Bodybuilding Champ (1985-87)
1963Lily Yip, Canton China, US table tennis player (Olympics-92, 96)
1963Terry Catledge, NBA star (Orlando Magic)
1963Thomas Ansberry, Okinawa Japan, US 10K runner
1963Tori Amos, [Myra Ellen Amos], NC, pianist/vocalist (Under The Pink,)
1964Dean Evason, Flin Flon, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
1964Mats Wilander, Vaxjo Sweden, tennis star (1988-US, Aust, French)
1965Patricia Hy-Boulais, Cambodia, tennis star (1994 Auckland doubles)
1966Mark Michaels, heavy metal guitarist (Teach Yourself Rhythm Guitar)
1966Rob Witschge, Dutch soccer star (Ajax/Feyenoord)
1967Curt Bourque, jockey
1967Layne Staley, US rock singer/guitarist (Alice in Chains-Dirt)
1967Wale', Lagos Nigeria, model
1968Henrik Holm, Sweden, tennis star
1968Horst Skoff, Austria, tennis star
1968Michael Curry, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks)
1968Paul Ereng, Kenya, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1988)
1969Hipolito Pichardo, Esperanza Dom Rep, pitcher (KC Royals)
1969Maurice Graef, soccer player (VVW, Roda JC)
1970Jean-Michel Bombardier, Brantford Ont Canada, ice pairs (1995, 96 Can)
1971Bernard Carter, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Jaguars, Frankfurt Galaxy)
1972Marliece Andrada, Manteca Calif, playmate (March 1998)
1972Stephen Boyd, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)
1973Jennifer Makris, Miss USA-New Jersey (1997, top 10)
1975Charles C Smith, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
1975Mbali Gasa, Miss South Africa Universe (1997)
1975Robert Enes, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1976Jim Weaver, Northridge Calif, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1976Lia Victoria Borrero, Miss Panama Universe (1997)

Deaths for today in history Events  Birthdays
0408Flavius Stilicho, West Roman field leader (395-408), dies at 48
0634Abd Allah Abu Bekr, Arabic merchant/1st kalief of Islam, dies
1188Ferdinand II, king of Castilië/León/Asturië/Galicië, dies
1241Gregory IX, [Ugolino di Segni], Italian Pope, dies
1280Nicholas III, [Giovanni Gaetano Orsini], Italian Pope (1277-80), dies
1286Erik V Klipping, king of Denmark, murdered
1350Philips VI, of Valois, King of France (1328-50), dies
1367Egidius AC Albornor, Spanish archbishop of Toledo, dies at about 57
1485Richard III, king of England (1483-85), killed in battle at 32
1532William Warham, English archbishop of Canterbury (1502-32), dies at 82
1553John Dudley, English Lord Admiral/premier (1551-53), beheaded
1755Caspar Burman, historian/mayor (Utrecht), dies
1793Louis Duke de Noailles, marshal of France, dies at 80
1801Pieter G van Overstraten, gov-gen of Neth-Indies, dies at 46
1806Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French painter/engraver, dies at 74
1818Warren Hastings, 1st governor-general of India (1773-84), dies at 85
1828Franz Joseph Gall, German/French physician (frenology), dies at 70
1831John White, composer, dies at 52
1850Nikolaus Lenau, writer, dies at 48
1862Henry Bohlen, German/US brig-general (Union), dies in battle at 51
1866George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies
1874Sydney Thompson Dobell, poet, dies
1879Friedrich August Kummer, composer, dies at 82
1886José da Silva Mendes Leal, Portuguese author (Indiana), dies at 67
1889John Sanger, circus entrepreneur, dies
1890Vasile Alecsandri, Romania poet/Foreign minister, dies at 69
1891John Neruda, Czech writer/poet (Povidky Malostranské), dies at 57
1893Ernst II, duke of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93)/composer, dies at 75
1901Gunnar Wennerberg, composer, dies at 83
1903Robert A T G C Salisbury, British premier (1885..1902), dies at 73
1910George Palmer, cricketer (17 Tests for Aust 1880-86, 78 wickets), dies
1912Pope Gregory IX, dies
1914Raffenel, French general (3rd Colonial Div, WW I), dies in battle
1914Rondoney, French general (3rd Colonial Div, WW I), dies in battle
1920Anders Zorn, Swedish painter (Gustavus Vasa), dies at 60
1922Michael Collins, Irish nationalist leader, killed in ambush
1926Charles William Elliot, Pres of Harvard (1869-1909), dies at 92
1929Otto Liman von Sanders, German general in Turkey (WW I), dies at 74
1933Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses), dies at 62
1936Juliette Adam-Lamber, French author (Salon/Nouvelle Revue), dies at 99
1937David C Salas, Antillian writer (Josephina), dies
1942Henry Eichheim, composer, dies at 72
1942Mikhailmichel Fokine, Russian ballet dancer/choreographer, dies
1944Raymond Aimos, actor (Golem, Mayerling, La Bandera), dies at 55
1958Roger Martin du Gard, novelist/playwright, dies
1962R A Schröder, writer, dies
1963William Richard Morris, 1st viscount Nuffield motor manufacturer, dies
1965Henriette de Vreker-Verschuur, actress (Revolt in Mental Home), dies
1966Apolinary Szeluto, composer, dies at 82
1967Tom Conway, actor (Mrs Minerva), dies of liver ailment at 63
1970Richard Frank Donovan, composer, dies at 78
1973Louise Huff, actress (Sea Waif, Caprice, Disraeli), dies at 77
1974Jacob Bronowsky, British mathematician/cultural historian, dies at 66
1976Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, pres of Brazil (1955-60), dies at 73
1976Oskar Brsewitz, East German vicar, sets self on fire
1977Sebastian Cabot, actor (Mr French-Family Affair), dies at 59
1978Jomo Kenyatta, 1st premier of Kenya (1963-78), dies at 83
1978Ignazio Silone, Italian author (Fontamara, Pane e vino), dies at 78
1979Henry Beernink, politician, dies at 69
1979James T Farrell, US writer (French Girls are Vicious), dies
1984Charles Whittenberg, composer, dies at 57
1985Ginty Lush, cricketer (NSW quickie of 30's), dies
1990Merlin Marston, actor (Blue Sky), dies of non-Hodgkins lymphoma at 45
1991Boris Pugo, USSR minister of Interior (1990), commits suicide
1991Colleen Dewhurst, actress (Murphy Brown), dies of cancer at 67
1993Kasdi Merbah, PM of Algeria (1988-89), assassinated
1993Don Getz, US filmer (Playpoint)
1994Leo Lerman, actor/manager/critic (Dance Magazine), dies at 80
1994Tom Quirke, journalist, dies at 42
1995Jose Antonio Giron de Velasco, politician, dies at 83
1996David Donaldson, painter, dies at 80
1996Robert Lewis Campbell Lorimer, publisher, dies at 77
1996William James Millar Mackenzie, political scientist, dies at 87
1997Mary Louise Smith, chairman (Rep), dies at 82

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