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0858 Nicolaas I succeeds Benedict III as pope
1061 Halley's Comet sparks English monk to predict country'll be destroyed
1185 Battle at Danoura: Yoshitsune Minamoto's fleet beats imperial fleet
1288 Jews of Yroyes France are accused of ritual murder
1311 Gen Malik Kafur returns to Delhi after campaign in South India
1364 Pope Urbabus V names John V van Virneburg as bishop of Utrecht
1524 Duke of Bourbon drives admiral Bonnivet out of Milan
1547 Battle of Mhlberg: Emperor Karel V vs ruler Johan F the Brave
1558 Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland marries French crown prince François
1570 Battles between Spanish troops & followers of sultan Suleiman
1596 Pacificatie of Ireland drawn
1704 "Boston News-Letter," 1st successful newspaper in US, forms
1762 Russia & Prussia signs peace treaty
1792 "La Marseillaise" composed by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle
1800 Library of Congress establishes with $5,000 allocation
1801 1st performance of Joseph Haydn's oratorio "Die Jahreszeiten"
1823 Eugène Scribes "Le Menteur Véridique," premieres in Paris
1833 Jacob Evert & George Dulty patent soda fountain
1833 Patent granted for 1st soda fountain
1854 Austria's Franz Joseph I marries Elisabeth A E "Sissi"
1863 Skirmish at Okolona/Birmingham, Mississippi (Grierson's Raid)
1865 Fire alarm & police telegraph system put into operation (SF)
1867 Black demonstrators stage ride-ins on Richmond Va streetcars
1871 Opera "Aida" is produced (Cairo)
1872 Volcano Vesuvius erupts
1877 Last federal occupying troops withdraw from south (New Orleans)
1877 Russia declares war on Turkey through Romania
1880 Amateur Athletic Association, governing body for men's athletics in England & Wales, is founded in Oxford, England
1883 28 Surinamers depart to Amsterdam World's Fair
1884 National Medical Association of Black physicians organizes (Atlanta)
1888 Eastman Kodak forms
1891 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Final Problem"
1894 French cyclist Henri Desgrange rides 100km in world record 2:39:18
1894 Phillies Lave Cross hits for cycle vs Bkln Dodgers
1895 Joshua Slocum completes around-the-world voyage in 11-m boat
1897 1st reporter, William Price (Wash Star), assigned to White House
1898 Spain declares war on US rejecting ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba
1898 US fleet under commodore Dewey sails from Hong Kong to Philippines
1899 Transvaal British Uitlanders ask Queen Victoria for aid
1900 Passing of Andrew Halliday, cable car pioneer
1901 1st AL game, Chic beats Cleve Blues 8-2, 3 other games rained out
1905 1st-class Cricket debut of Jack Hobbs, Surrey v Gentlemen (18 & 28)
1905 Senators execute a triple-play & beat Yankees 4-3
1908 Mr & Mrs Jacob Murdock become 1st to travel across US by car, they leave LA in a Packard & arrive in NYC in 32d-5h-25m
1909 Harry Hillman & Lawson Robertson run 100m 3-legged race in 11 seconds
1910 German Catholic youth movement Quickborn forms
1915 German army fires chloroform gas in Ieper
1915 Massacre of Armenians by Turks starts (Armenian Martyrs Day)
1915 Pitts' Frank Allen no-hits St Louis (Federal League), 2-0
1916 Easter rebellion of Irish against British occupation begins
1917 Yankee lefty George Mogridge no-hits Red Sox 2-1 at Fenway
1920 British Mandate over Palestine goes into effect (lasts 28 years)
1920 Polish troops attack Ukraine
1921 1st municipal elections for men & women in Belgium
1923 Colonel Jacob Schick patents Schick shavers
1923 General harbor strike begins in NYC
1925 88°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in April
1928 Fathometer, which measures underwater depth, patented
1929 1st non-stop England to India flight takes-off
1929 Thorvald Stauning becomes premier of Denmark
1932 German national election (NSDAP 36.3% in Prussia)
1933 1st major league to get 4 consecutive doubles in 9 inn (Dick Bartell)
1938 Lindenheuvel soccer team forms
1941 British army begins evacuation of Greece
1941 Dutch Prince Bernhard becomes an RAF pilot
1942 Luftwaffe bombs Exeter
1944 1st Boeing B-29 arrives in China "over the Hump"
1944 RAF bombs Munich
1944 United Negro College Fund incorporates
1945 Albert B "Happy" Chandler is named 2nd baseball commissioner
1945 Delegates of 46 countries gather in SF (to discuss UN)
1946 11 players Tinker, Evers, Chance, Burkett, McCarthy, Waddell, Plank, Walsh, Chesbro, Griffith, & McGinnity are named to Hall of Fame
1949 3rd Tony Awards: Death of a Salesman & Kiss Me Kate win
1950 "Peter Pan" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 320 performances
1950 Independent republic of South Molukkas declared
1950 Pres Truman denies there are communists in US govt
1951 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Women's Golf Invitational Open
1953 Winston Churchill knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
1954 1st American, civilian pilot, P.R. Holden, wounded in Indochina
1954 Australia & USSR break diplomatic relations
1954 WSEE TV channel 35 in Erie, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 Conference of Bandung against colonialism/for self determination, ends
1955 Gaullists lose elections in France
1955 KFDM TV channel 6 in Beaumont, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 KMAU (now KGMV) TV channel 3 in Wailuku, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 AL ump Frank Umont is 1st to wear glasses in a regular season game
1957 Chic Cub pitchers walk NL record 9 Reds in 5th inning
1958 Lee Walls hits 3 HRS, as Cubs beat Dodgers 15-2
1959 Neth Dance Theater opens (Rudi of Dantzig & Cut Flier)
1959 WICD TV channel 15 in Champaign, IL (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1960 14th Tony Awards: Miracle Worker & Fiorello! win
1960 Heavy earthquake strikes South Persia, 500 killed
1960 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Civitan Golf Open
1960 Record 4 grand slams hit today
1961 JFK accepts "sole responsibility" following Bay of Pigs
1961 Vasa, which sunk on her maiden voyage in 1628, is raised
1962 1st Lockheed A-12 is taxi tested
1962 MIT sends TV signal by satellite for 1st time: CA to MA
1962 Sandy Koufax's 2nd 18-strikeout game
1963 17th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2
1963 English princess Alexandra marries sir Angus Ogilvy
1963 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1965 "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" closes at John Golden NYC after 192 perfs
1965 Military coup under Donald Reid Cabral in Dominican Republic
1965 NY Met Casey Stengel wins his 3,000 game as manager
1966 Atlanta Braves win NL-record 18 straight home games (17 in Milwaukee)
1966 Carol Mann wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational
1967 21st NBA Championship: Phila 76ers beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 2
1968 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Pete Tountas
1968 Leftist students take over Columbia University, NYC
1968 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1969 Gen Lin Piao succeeds Mao, is seriously wounded
1969 Lebanese army in battle with Palestinians
1969 Paul McCartney says their is no truth to rumors he is dead
1969 US B-52's drop 3,000 ton bombs at Cambodian boundary
1970 China PR launches its 1st satellite transmitting song "East is Red"
1970 Gambia becomes a republic within Commonwealth
1970 Senegal adopts constitution
1971 "Frank Merriwell" opens/closes at Longacre Theater NYC for 1 perf
1971 Soyuz 10 returns to Earth
1974 Dutch women hockey team becomes world champion
1974 NFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay Bucaneers
1975 Penguins 1-Isles 4-Quarterfinals-series tied at 3-3
1975 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA American Defender Golf Tournament
1978 Angels Nolan Ryan strikes out 15 Mariners, 20th time he has 15 in game
1979 Rhodesian bishop Muzorewa wins general election
1980 US military operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails, 8 die
1981 Bill Shoemaker wins his 8,000th race, 2000 more than any other jockey
1981 IBM-PC computer introduced
1981 San Antonio blocks 20 Golden State shots to set NBA reg game record
1981 US ends grain embargo against USSR
1982 150 Khomeini followers assault student dormitory in West Germany
1982 Cards win 12th game in a row; 7-4 over Phillies
1982 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mike Durbin
1983 "Show Boat" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 73 performances
1983 Austrian socialist party loses parliamentary election
1983 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
1984 Oiler's Wayne Gretzky is 3rd to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot
1985 Pulitzer prize awarded to Carolyn Lizer for "Yin"
1987 Howard Stern holds a free speech rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza NYC
1988 Rosie Jones wins LPGA USX Golf Classic
1989 10s of thousands of students strikes in Beijing China
1989 Massachusetts declares today "New Kids on the Block Day"
1990 Brian Friel's "Dancing at Lughnasa," premieres in Dublin
1990 Security law violator Michael Milken pleads guilty to 6 felonies
1990 US 66th manned space mission STS 31 (Discovery 10) launches into orbit
1990 West & East Germany agree to merge currency & economies on July 1st
1991 26th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks
1992 "Man of La Mancha" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 108 performances
1992 David Bowie marries model Iman in Switzerland
1992 George Steinbrenner drops his suits against baseball
1992 Vinson Pike fined œ1000 for distributing obscene computer pictures
1993 1000 kg heavy IRA car bomb explodes in London, killing 1
1993 ABC news analyst Jeff Greenfield weds Karen Gannett
1993 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by George Branham
1994 "Broken Glass" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 73 performances
1994 "Flowering Peach" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 41 performances
1994 Actress Kelly Preston (26) weds actor Lou Diamond Phillips (32)
1994 Armando Calderón Sol wins El Salvador presidential election
1994 Bomb attack in center of Johannesburg, 9 killed
1994 David Robinson scores ties 7th highest total in the NBA - 71
1994 NY Rangers sweep NY Islanders in NHL playoffs
1995 Court orders Darryl Strawberry to pay back $350,000 in taxes
1995 Dow Jones Index hits record 4303.98
1995 Package bomb, linked to Unabomber, blows up killing Gilbert B Murray
1996 "Jack-Night on Town with John Barrymore" opens at Belasco for 12 perf
1996 31st Academy of Country Music Awards: Shania Twain
1996 Highest scoring baseball game in 17 years - Twins 24, Tigers 11
1997 "Steel Peer," opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 76 performances

Famous birthdays for this day Events  Deaths

1538Gugliemo Gonzaga, composer
1576Sab Vicente de Pa£l
1594Benedikt Lechler, composer
1620John Graunt, statistician, founder of science of demography
1660Cornelis Dusart, Dutch painter/engraver
1670Christian Ludwig Boxberg, composer
1706Giovanni Battista Martini, composer
1721Johann Philipp Kirnberger, German composer, baptised
1742Roman Hoffstetter, composer
1743Edmund Cartwright, England, cleric, inventor (power loom)
1750Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician
1766Robert Bailey Thomas, founder (Farmer's Almanac)
1769Arthur Wellesley, General/Duke of Wellington
1773Harman W Muntinghe, lawyer/Dutch colonial director
1791Nikolaj A Bestuzhev, Russia, writer/painter (Account about Holland)
1796K L Immermann, writer
1804Thomas Oliver Selfridge, Comm (Union Navy)
1807Charles Ferguson Smith, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
1814Angela Burdett-Coutts, philanthropist extrordinaire
1814Vincente F López, Argentina historian (La Novia del Hereje)
1815Anthony Trollope, England, novelist/poet (Barchester Towers)
1815James Edward Harrison, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1875
1822Erastus Barnard Tyler, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1824Fournier, Swiss/French postage stamp forger
1828Robert Brank Vance, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1899
1829George Peabody Estey, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1881
1836Jeltje de Bosch Kemper, Dutch feminist
1837Friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat (die graue Eminenz)
1845Carl Spitteler, Switz, poet (Prometheus & Epimetheus; Nobel 1919)
1849Joseph S Galliéni, general (Battle of Marne)/milt governor (Paris)
1851Eduardo Acevedo Díaz, Uruguaian writer (Ismael, Grito de Gloria)
1856Henri POBJ Pétain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime)
1864George AA Alting van Geusau, dir-gen (PTT)/Dutch Min of War (1918-20)
1867Fannie Thomas, became oldest known American (113 y 273 d at death)
1873Theodor Körner von Siegringen, Austrian general/president
1874John Russell Pope, US, architect (Jefferson Memorial)
1874Willem E Roelofs, Dutch painter/cartoonist
1875Jeno Huszka, composer
1877Charles Cuvillier, composer
1883Jaroslav Hasek, Czech writer (Brave soldier Schweik) [or April 30]
1886Kurt Pinthus, writer
1886R Pelgrom, oldest Dutch man (died Apr 15, 1994, 9 days short of 108)
1889[Richard] Stafford Cripps, Engl min of Plane-manufacturing (1942-45)
1892Jack Hulbert, Ely England, actor (Into the Blue, Bulldog Jack)
1893Robert Harron, NYC, actor (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance)
1895S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal/people's commissioner
1897Benjamin Lee Whorf, linguist (or 1797)
1897Gyorgy Kosa, composer
1903José A Primo de Rivera y Saénz de Heredia, founder (Spanish Falange)
1903Mike Michalske, NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers)
1903Siegfried F Nadel, Austrian/British anthropologist (Black Byzantium)
1904Friedrich Siemens, German industrialist (Siemens), dies
1904Willem De Kooning, Rotterdam Netherland, artist (North Atlantic Light)
1905Robert Penn Warren, 1st US poet laureate (All the King's Men)
1907Vaclav Trojan, composer
1908Heddy Bouber, [Hermanus G Blom], actor (Bluejackets)
1909Bernhard Grzimek, zoologist (West Germany)
1909Irven Spence, animator
1911Jack E Leonard, Chicago Ill, comedian (Disorderly Orderly)
1911Karl O Schiller, German economist (Minister of Economics)
1911Robert Joseph Kane, Ithaca NY, Pres of US Olympic Comm (1976)
1911Sigursveinn David Kristinsson, composer
1914Bernard Caulfield, judge
1914Justin Wilson, cajun chef (Wise Potato Chips)
1914Ruth White, Perth Amboy NJ, actress (Up the Down Staircase)
1916Stanley Kauffmann, NYC, playwright (Red Handkerchief Man)
1917Len Creed, bookmaker
1921Laci Boldemann, composer
1922J D Cannon, Salmon Idaho, actor (McCloud, Ike, Call to Glory)
1924Marilyn Erskine, Rochester NY, actor (Fran-Tom Ewell Show)
1924Yehoshua Lakner, composer
1927Josy Barthel, Luxembourg, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1952)
1927Pasqualino de Santis, cinematographer
1927Patrick Bowles, writer/translator
1928Gustav Krivinka, composer
1929Ferit Tuzun, composer
1930Conn Findlay, Stockton Calif, coxswain (Oly-2 gold/bronze-56, 64, 76)
1931Bridget Riley, British painter (op-art)
1932Coen[rad] Flink, Dutch actor (Pastorale 1943, Havinck, Honneponnetje)
1933Freddie Scott, US songwriter/singer (Cry to Me)
1934John Barbour, Toronto, TV host (Real People)
1934Shirley MacLaine, Richmond Va, actress/mystic (Irma la Douce)
1935Louis Keith, Chicago, physician (expert on multiple-births)
1936Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)
1940David Larter, cricketer (two-metre tall England pace bowler)
1941John Williams, Melbourne Australia, guitarist (Acad Award)
1942Barbra Streisand, Bkln NY, singer/actress/award winner (People)
1942Richard M Daley, (mayor-D-Chicago)
1942Valeri Abramovich Voloshin, Russian cosmonaut
1943Richard Sterban, Camden NJ, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)
1944[Bernard] St Clair Lee [Calhoun], US singer (Rock the Boat)
1945Doug Clifford, rock drummer (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary)
1945Eugene O'Brien, composer
1945Robert Knight, rocker
1945Stu Cook, rocker
1946Bruce Stuart Saylor, composer
1947Glenn Cornick, rock bassist (Jethro Tull-Thick as a Brick)
1947Hubert Ann Kelly, US singer (Hues Corporation/Rock the boat)
1948Benzion Freshwater, English multi-millionaire
1948Eddie James Hart, Martinez Cal, 4x100m relay runner (Olympic-gold-72)
1951Andrew John Fairclough, trade union educator
1953Eric Bogosian, Woburn MA, actor (Talk Radio)
1953John P Hiler, (Rep-R-IN, 1981- )
1953Porter Carroll Jr, drummer (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
1954Captain Sensible, [Ray Burns], UK, rock bassist (Women & Capts 1st)
1954Jack Blades, rock bassist (Damn Yankees-Coming of Age, Night Ranger)
1954Vince Ferragamo, NFL/CFL quarterback (LA Rams, Montréal Alouettes)
1955Jack Kingston, (Rep-R-Georgia)
1955Michael O'Keefe, NJ, actor (Caddyshack, Ironweed, Slugger's Wife)
1957Tricia Lange, Hollywood Calif, playmate (June, 1984)
1958Fernando Luna, Spain, tennis star
1959Yvonne D Cagle, West Point NY, MD/astronaut
1960?, weatherman (WNYW TV NYC)
1960Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)
1963Billy Gould, LA Calif, rock bassist (Faith No More)
1963Joey Vera, heavy metal rocker (Armored Saint-Aftermath)
1965Mike Blowers, Wurlzburg Germany, infielder (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers)
1966Margashayam Venkataramana, cricketer (Indian off-spinner 1989)
1966Pascale Paradis-Mangon, France, tennis star
1966Theo Adams, WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1967Dino Radja, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
1967Leslie M Marx, Ft Belvoir Va, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)
1967Pam[ela] Bustin, Somerset Mass, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
1968Aaron Comes, rocker (Spin Doctors)
1968Mark Vanderloo, Waddenveen Neth, model
1968Todd Jones, Marietta GA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
1968Tracy Gravely, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
1970Damien Fleming, Aust cricket pace bowler (hat-trick on Test debut)
1970Emanuela Zardo, Switzerland, tennis star
1971Jeff Brohm, quarterback (San Francisco 49ers)
1971Ken Klee, Indianapolis, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
1971Kumara Dharmasena, cricketer (Sri Lankan off-spinner)
1971Phil Rogers, Adelaide SA Aust, 100m breaststroker (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
1972Chipper Jones, Deland FL, infielder (Atlanta Braves)
1972Jamie Brown, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1972Nicolas Gill, Montreal Quebec, 86kg judoka (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)
1973Eric Snow, NBA guard (Phila 76ers, Seattle Supersonics)
1973Jamie Brown, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)
1973Mark Babic, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1973Melissa Short, Kaaawa Hawaii, Miss America (Hawaii-Top 10-1997)
1973Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, cricketer (prodigy at 16, Indian capt at 23)
1973Ville Peltonen, hockey forward (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998)
1974Jared Tomich, defensive end (New Orleans Saints)
1974Marc Collins, NFL punter (Seattle Seahawks)
1974Toine Rorije, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
1975Justin Boocock, Launceston Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
1975Michael Stewart, NBA center (Sacramento Kings)
1976Shane McDermott, actor (Garrett Booth-Swan's Crossing)
1976Sonya Jeyaseelan, Newestminster BC, tennis star (1995 Futures Fla)
1977Ryan Mitchell, Port Augusta SA Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1988Michael Tylo, son of US actor/actress Michael Tylo/Deborah Hunter
1992Sean Rademaker, actor (Kirkland Harrison-Another World)

Famous deaths for this day Events  Birthdays

0709 Wilfried, bishop of York, dies at about 76
0729 Egbert[us], English bishop/saint, dies in Iona at 89
1077 Geza I, King of Hungary (1074-7), dies
1185 Antoku Taira, emperor of Japan (1180-85), drowns
1530 Jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (De partu Virginis), dies
1617 Carlo Concino, French marquis of Ancre/state advisor, murdered
1731 Daniel Defoe, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe), dies
1758 Florian Wrastill, composer, dies at 41
1776 Carolus van de Abeele, Flemish Jesuit, dies at 84
1776 Giuseppi Paolucci, composer, dies at 49
1824 Herman Muntinghe, theologist (History of Mankind), dies at 71
1827 Pierre Joseph Candielle, composer, dies at 82
1848 François van Campenhout, Belgian composer (Brabançonne), dies at 69
1850 Louis Alexandre Piccinni, composer, dies at 70
1855 Walenty Karol Kratzer, composer, dies at 75
1875 Jose Maria de la Purificacion Ventura, composer, dies at 58
1891 Count Helmuth K B von Moltke, Prussian gen/fieldmarshal, dies
1900 George J D Campbell, Brit min of Indies (1868-74, 80-85), dies at 76
1904 Friedrich Siemens, German industrial, dies at 77
1912 Justin M'Carthy, politician/novelist (Miss Misanthrope), dies at 81
1917 Oskar Blumenthal, writer, dies
1922 Richard Batka, composer, dies at 53
1924 George Street, English cricket wicket keeper (1 Test 1923), dies
1928 Ferdinand B Hummel, composer, dies at 72
1935 Paul Klengel, composer, dies at 80
1936 Alphons Diepenbrock, composer, dies at 73
1936 Bernard van Dieren, composer, dies at 51
1939 John Foulds, composer, dies at 58
1943 Gerardus H de Hare, socialist vicar, dies at 63
1945 Anton de Kom, Suriname resistance fighter, dies at 47
1945 Hubert Bath, composer, dies at 61
1948 Joseph Wihtol, composer, dies at 84
1948 Manuel Marua Ponce, Mexican composer (Ferial), dies at 65
1948 Rosita Marstini, actress (I Cover Waterfront, Big Parade), dies at 54
1952 Hans [Hendrik A] Kramers, physicist (quantum mechanics), dies at 57
1952 Jules Poncelet, Belgian minister of State, dies at 82
1955 Alfred Polgar, Austrian writer/theater critic, dies at 79
1956 Albrecht G Alt, German theologist (Small Schriften), dies at 72
1956 Henry Stephenson, actor (Conquest, Mr Lucky), dies at 85
1957 Andries CD de Graeff, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1926-31), dies at 84
1959 Jef van Hoof, composer, dies at 72
1960 John P "John" Musch, actor/founder (JM), dies at 84
1961 Lee Moran, actor (Circus Clown), dies of heart ailment at 72
1965 Louise Dresser, actress (State Fair, Ship Comes In, Mammy), dies at 86
1967 Frank Overton, actor (12 O'Clock High), dies at 48
1967 Vladimir M Komarov, cosmonaut (Voshkod I), dies in Soyuz 1 at 40
1968 Norman McKaye, actor (Untamed Fury, Frogman), dies at 62
1968 Tommy Noonan, actor (Gentlemen Perfer Blondes), dies at 45
1974 Bud Abbott, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 78
1975 William Hartnell, actor (Jackpot, This Sporting Life), dies at 67
1976 Mark Tobey, US abstract painter, (Broadway Norm), dies at 85
1979 John Carroll, actor (Hired Wife, Fiesta, Geraldine), dies at 72
1980 Alentejo Carpentier, Cuban/Fren writer (Guerra del Tiempo), dies at 75
1985 Sergei Yutkevich, Russian director, (Otello, Banya), dies at 80
1986 Bessie Wallis Warfield Simpson, (Edward abdicated for her), dies at 89
1986 Bill Edrich, cricketer (39 Tests for England), dies
1988 E S "Bob" Newson, cricketer (S African fast bowler in 1930's), dies
1990 Joseph Leberman, entertainer, dies
1990 Tom Rolfing, actor (He Knows You're Alone, Cliff-Another World), dies
1991 J de Graaf, ethicus/president church & peace, dies
1993 Oliver R Tambo, chairman (African National Congress), dies at 75
1995 Douglas Gunsekera, banker, dies at 77
1996 Donald Cammell, film director, dies at 62
1996 Erma Bombeck, columnist (Septic Tank is Always Greener), dies
1996 Preston Lockwood, actor (House of Windsor, Black Candle), dies at 83
1997 Pat Paulsen, comedian (Smothers Brothers Show), dies at 69

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