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Events for tomorrow in history Birthdays  Deaths
0526 Antioch struck by Earthquake; about 250,000 die
0757 St Paul I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1138 Anti-Pope Victor IV (Gregorio) overthrows self for Innocentius II
1167 Lombard League defeat Frederick Barbarossa at Battle of Legnano
1176 Battle at Legnano: Lombardi League beats Frederik Barbarossa
1415 Council of Konstanz
1453 Constantinople falls to Muhammad II (Turks); ends Byzantine Empire
1453 French banker Jacques Coeurs possessions confiscated
1506 Earl Willem I van Nassau-Dillenburg weds countess Walburg van Egmont
1576 Spanish army under Mondragón conquerors Zierik sea
1630 Gov John Winthrop begins "History of New England"
1652 English Admiral Robert Blake drives out Dutch fleet under lt-adm Tromp
1660 Charles II restored to English throne after Puritan Commonwealth
1692 Battle at La Hogue: English & Dutch fleet beat France
1692 Royal Hospital Founders Day 1st celebrated
1721 South Carolina formally incorporated as a royal colony
1727 Peter II Aleksei (11) becomes czar of Russia
1753 Joseph Haydns "Krumme Teufel," premieres
1765 Patrick Henry historic speech against the Stamp Act, answering a cry of "Treason!" with, "If this be treason, make the most of it!"
1787 "Virginia Plan" proposed
1790 Rhode Is becomes last of original 13 colonies ratifying Constitution
1848 Battle at Curtazone: Austrians beat Sardinia-Piemonte
1848 Wisconsin becomes 30th state
1849 Patent for lifting vessels granted to Abraham Lincoln
1849 Lincoln says "You can fool some of the people all of the time, & of people some of time, but you can't fool all of the people all of time"
1861 Dorothea Dix offers help in setting up hospitals for Union Army
1864 Méxican Emperor Maximilian arrives at Vera Cruz
1874 Present constitution of Switzerland takes effect
1884 1st steam cable trams start in highgate
1889 August Strindberg's "Hemsoborna," premieres in Copenhagen
1897 31st Belmont: J Scherrer aboard Scottish Cheiftain wins in 2:23¬
1900 25th Preakness: H Spencer aboard Hindus wins in 1:48.4
1900 Trademark "Escalator" registered by Otis Elevator Co
1902 Dutch State Mine law forms
1905 Pogrom against Jewish community in Brisk Lithuania
1909 Frank "Home Run" Baker's 1st career home run
1910 Pope's encyclical on Editae Saepe, against church reformers
1911 1st running of Indianapolis 500
1912 15 young women fired by Curtis Publishing for dancing "Turkey Trot" during their lunch break
1914 Ship rams Canadian ship Empress of Ireland on St Lawrence R; 1024 die
1916 NY Giants win 17th consecutive road game
1916 Official flag of president of US adopted
1916 US forces invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924
1919 Charles Strite patents pop-up toaster
1919 Einstein's light-bending prediction confirmed by Arthur Eddington
1922 US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport & not a business & thus not subject to antitrust laws
1922 Ecuador becomes independent
1928 Fritz von Opel reaches 200 kph in experimental rocket car
1935 Hague local museum opens
1940 Adolf Kiefer swims world record 100 yards backstroke (58.8 sec)
1940 Arthur Seyss-Inquart installed as Reich commissar of Hague Neth
1940 In WW II, Germans capture Ostend & Ypres in Belgium & Lille in France
1942 Bing Crosby records "White Christmas," greatest selling record to date
1943 Confederacy of Algiers (Churchill-Marshall-Eisenhower)
1943 Meat & cheese rationed in US
1944 British troops occupy Aprilia Italy
1945 US 1st Marine division conquerors Shuri-castle Okinawa
1946 KVP wins Provincial National election in Netherlands
1949 Candid Camera, TV comedy Variety, moves to NBC
1951 1st North Pole flight in single engine plane-CF Blair
1952 2nd Round Conference between Dutch Antilles & Suriname ends
1953 Edmund P Hillary & Tensing Norkay are 1st to reach summit of Everest
1954 Kirk & Anne Douglas married
1954 Pope Pius X issues holy declaration
1955 Jordan government of Tewfik Abdul Huda resigns
1956 Arnold Schönberg's "Modern Psalm," premieres
1956 WESH TV channel 2 in Daytona Beach-Orlando, FL (NBC) 1st broadcast
1957 Algerian rebels kill 336 collaborators
1957 Laos govt of prince Suvanna Phuma resigns
1957 NYC Mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the Giants & Dodgers about the proposed move to the west coast
1958 Real Madrid wins 3rd Europe Cup 1 in Brussels
1959 Charles de Gaulle forms French govt
1960 Everly Brothers "Cathy's Clown" hits #1
1962 Barbra Streisand appears on "Garry Moore Show"
1965 Phillies Dick Allen hits 529' HR out of Connie Mack Stadium
1966 Carol Mann wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies Golf Invitational
1967 Australian Paul McManus water skis barefoot for 1:30:19
1967 Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals, including Karol Wojtyla, archbishop of Krakow, who later became Pope John Paul II
1968 Manchester United wins 13rd Europe Cup 1 in London
1968 Truth in Lending Act signed into law
1968 UN resolves sanctions on white-minority-ruled Rhodesia
1969 Britain's Trans-Arctic expedition makes 1st crossing of Arctic Sea ice
1970 USSR performs nuclear test (underground)
1971 Court Room by Clarence Carter hits #61
1972 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1973 Thomas Bradley elected 1st black mayor of Los Angeles Calif
1973 Columbia Records fires president Clive Davis for misappropriating $100,000 in funds, Davis will start Arista records
1974 Northern Ireland is brought under direct rule from Westminster
1976 "One Piece At A Time" by Johnny Cash hits #29
1976 Only HR of Joe Niekro's 22-year career, comes off brother Phil
1977 Sue Press is 1st woman golfer to hit consecutive holes-in one
1977 Janet Guthrie becomes 1st woman to drive in Indy 500
1977 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1977 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1977 NBC News & Information Service (24 hr news) ends on radio
1977 A J Foyt wins Indianapolis 500 for a record 4th time
1978 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1978 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship
1978 1st class postage now 15› (13› for 3 years)
1979 Bishop Abel Muzorewa is sworn in as Zimbabwe's 1st black PM
1979 Radio's 1st rock network "Source" premieres
1980 Larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson for NBA rookie of year
1980 J Turners "Juliet & Her Nurse" sold for $6,400,000 in NYC
1980 Attempted assassination on Vernon Jordan Jr National Urban League pres
1980 53rd National Spelling Bee: Jacques Bailly wins spelling elucubrate
1980 "Billy Bishop Goes to War" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 12 perfs
1981 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 "I Know What Boys Like," by The Waitresses hits #62
1982 1st papal visit to Britain since 1531
1982 Pentagon plans 1st strategy to fight a nuclear war
1983 Yuri Dumchev of USSR throws discus a record 71.86 m
1983 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1984 Boston Red Sox retires #9 (Ted Williams) & #4 (Joe Cronin)
1985 Juventus wins 30th Europe Cup 1 in Brussels, 39 die in riot
1986 59th National Spelling Bee: Jon Pennington wins spelling odontalgia
1987 "Twilight Zone" director John Landis found innocent in death of actor
1987 Michael Jackson attempts to buy Elephant Man's remains
1987 Robin Ventura set a college baseball record with hits in 57 games
1988 Sherri Turner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1988 President Zia ul-Haq fires government/disbands parliament in Pakistan
1988 Graeme Hick scores his 1,000th run of 1st-class cricket season
1989 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt, 39, retires
1989 Student protesters in China construct a replica of Statue of Liberty
1990 Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb's record
1990 NY Mets fire manager Davey Johnson & hire Bud Harrelson
1990 Mets replace manager Davey Johnson with Buddy Harrelson
1990 Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,870.49
1990 Boris Yeltsin is elected president of the Russian republic
1990 An earthquake hit Peru, killing 56
1991 "Les Miserables," opens at ACTEA Theatre, Auckland NZ
1991 Crevena Zvezda wins 36th Europe Cup I
1992 White Sox Tim Raines swipes his 700th career base
1992 NY Mets score in 9th to end home shut-out streak at 3 games
1993 Nazi's kill 5 Turkish women in Solingen Germany
1993 Texas Ranger Jose Canseco pitches 8th inning in 15-1 loss to Red Sox, he gives up 3 runs on 2 hits & 3 walks, he damages his arm
1994 Patty Sheehan wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game
1994 Hungary's Socialist Party wins parliamentary election
1994 Great comet-iceball seen above North sea
1994 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1994 Al Unser Jr wins 78th Indianapolis 500 in 3:06:29.006 (255.89 kph)
1994 "Picnic" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
1994 "Joseph & the Amazing" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 223 perfs
1996 Space Shuttle STS 77 Endeavour 11), lands
1997 70th National Spelling Bee: Rebecca Sealfon wins spelling euonym
1997 Jesse Timmedequas, found guilty of rape/murder of Megan Kanka, 7
1997 Span scientists announce new human species in 780,000 year old fossil

Birthdays for tomorrow in history Events  Deaths
1627Anne ML of Orléans, duchess of Montpensier (Grand Mademoiselle)
1630Charles II, King of England (1660-85)
1673Cornelis van Bijnkershoek, lawyer/president of High Council
1716Louis J M Daubenton, French zoologist
1730William Jackson, composer
1731Orazio Mei, composer
1736Patrick Henry, US, patriot "Give me liberty or give me death"
1741Johann Gottfried Krebs, composer
1791Pietro Romani, composer
1810Solomon Meredith, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1875
1810Juan B Alberdi, [Figarillo], Argentina politician/writer
1810Erasmus Darwin Keyes, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895
1824Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox, Major General (Confederate Army)
1825David Bell Birney, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1864
1826Ebenezer Butterick, inventor (tissue paper dress pattern)
1827Reuben Lindsay Walker, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1890
1837Luca Fumagalli, composer
1837Alexander F de Savornin Lohmann, Dutch minister/party leader (CHU)
1839Ned Gregory, cricketer (bro of Dave, father of Syd Played 1st Test)
1840Hans Makart, Austrian painter (Plague in Florenz)
1843Emile Pessard, composer
1846Albert György earl Apponyi, Hungarian minister of Education
1851Léon VA Bourgeois, French premier (1895-96, Nobel 1920)
1852Jindrich z Albestu Kaan, composer
1860Isaac [Manuel F] Albéniz, Spanish pianist/composer (Iberia)
1864A H Borgesius, Dutch amateur astronomer
1868Fréderic baron d'Erlanger, French composer/banker
1874Gilbert Keith Chesterton, England, novelist (Man Who Made Gold)
1880Oswald Spengler, Germany, philosopher (Decline of West)
1881Frederik Septimus Kelly, composer
1883William Beatton Moonie, composer
1885Erwin F Finlay-Freundlich, British astronomer (theory of relativity)
1890Francis de Bourguignon, composer
1892Alfonsina Storni, Argentine poet (La inquietud del rosal)
1894Beatrice Lillie, Toronto, comedian/actress (Around World in 80 Days)
1894Josef von Sternberg, Austrian director (Der blaue Engel)
1896George L Funke, botanist (Flower Physiology)
1897Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Brno Austria, movie composer (Violanta)
1897Ignace Lilien, composer
1903Bob Hope, [Leslie Townes], Kent England, entertainer (famous profile)
1904Robert Knox, bacteriologist
1905Sebastian Shaw, Holt England, actor (Return of Jedi, Chimera)
1905Jan [Johannes] Teulings, Dutch actor/director (That Joyous Eve)
1905Fela Sowande, composer
1906Hans Joachim Schaeuble, composer
1906Terence Hanbury White, Bombay India, novelist (England Have My Bones)
1907Desmond Shawe-Taylor, critic
1909Neil R[onald] Jones, US, sci-fi author (Space War, Twin Worlds)
1910Agnes Beatrice Read, medical social worker
1911James Marjoribanks, British ambassador
1911Louis Wain, agricultural scientist
1912John B M R "John" Hanlo, Dutch poet (Go to the Mosque)
1913Iris Adrian, LA Calif, actress (Blue Hawaii, Bluebeard)
1913Douglas Black, physician
1915David Jenklins, librarian (National Library of Wales)
1915Igor Buketoff, Hartford Conn, conductor (Iceland Symph 1964-65)
1915Lord Huntingfield, British agent to UN Secreteriat
1916Carl M Story, fiddler
1917John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Mass, (Sen-D-Mass), 35th Pres (1961-1963)
1918Herb Shriner, humorist/TV host (Herb Shriner Show)
1918Isabel Dean, Engl, actress (5 Days one Summer, Virgin Island, Ransom)
1920Robin Haydon, British diplomat
1921James Clifton, Spokane Wash, actor (Live & Let Die)
1921George Terry, chief constable (Sussex England)
1921Clifton James, NYC, actor (Buster & Billie, David & Lisa)
1922Iannis Xenakis, Braila Romania, composer/architect/mathematician
1922John Heerbecq, Church commissioner
1923Earl of Morley, Lord Lt (Devon)
1923Richard Worsley, quarter master General
1925Kenneth Couzens, CEO (Coal Products)
1926Charles Denner, Tarnow Poland, actor (And Now My Love)
1926Iannis Xenakis, composer/architect/engineer
1927Trevor Holdsworth, CEO (National Power)
1927Dick Hillenius, Dutch biologist/writer
1927Carl Toms, stage designer (1 Million BC, Moon Zero Two)
1928Felix Rohatyn, Vienna Austria, investment banker (NY Big MAC Bonds)
1929Anthony Grant, British MP
1929Katie Boyle, [Lady Sander Saunders], British broadcaster
1929Kennetgh Couzens, CEO (Coal Products)
1930Eleanor Fazan, opera/show choreographer (Lassiter, Ruling Class)
1931Carl Toms, stage designer
1932Paul Erlich
1935André P Brink, South African writer (Dry White Season)
1935Denis J Worrall, South African politician/leader (DP)
1935Martin Garrod, Commandant General (Royal Marines)
1936Arlene McQuade, NYC, actress (Rosalie-Goldbergs)
1937Alwin Schockemohle, horse show jumper
1937Irmin Schmidt, rocker (Can)
1937Peter Kolman, composer
1938Francis Thomas (Fay) Vincent, baseball commissioner
1939Nanette Newman, writer/actress (Endless Game, Of Human Bondage)
1939Martin Garrod, Commandant General Royal Marines
1939Al Unser, auto racer (Indianapolis 500-1970, 71)
1941Douglas Scott, mountaineer
1941Roy Crewsdon, Manchester, rocker (Freddie & The Dreamers)
1942Kevin Conway, NYC, actor (Flash Point, Cage of Angels)
1943Terry Pavey, editor (TV Times)
1943E Thomas Coleman, (Rep-R-MO, 1976- )
1943Bob Edgar, (Rep-D-PA, 1975-87)
1944Helmut Berger, actor (Ash Wednesday, Damned, Picture of Dorian Gray)
1944Quentin Davies, MP (C)
1945Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, Minister of State (Scotland)
1945Martin Pipe, horse trainer
1945Mike Rossi, rocker (Status Quo)
1946Robin Johnson, Brooklyn, actress (Times Square)
1947Mark Nelson, Brooklyn NY, crew member (Biosphere 2)
1948Michael Berkley, composer/broadcaster
1948Linda Esther Gray, opera singer
1948Anthony Geary, Coalville Utah, actor (Luke/Bill-General Hospital)
1949Francis Rossi, guitarist (Status Quo-Picture of a Matchstick Man)
1949Gary Brooker, rock keyboardist (Procol Harum)
1950Rebbie [Maureen] Jackson, Gary Indiana, singer (R U Tuff Enuff)
1950Talat Ali, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in ten Tests 1972-80)
1952Louise Cooper, UK, sci-fi author (Nemesis, Inferno, Infanta, Nocturne)
1953Danny Elfman, LA Calif, composer (Simspon Show Theme)
1953Ranji Nanan, cricketer (Trinidad off-spinner, 1 Test v Pakistan 1981)
1953Rick Henderson, Beaumont Tx, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around)
1955Mike Porcaro, rock bassist (Toto-Roseanna, Africa)
1955John Hinckley Jr, shot & wounded Pres Reagan (1981)
1955Jerry Dengler, Colo Springs, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around)
1956Greg R, rocker (Bad)
1956La Toya Yvette Jackson, Gary Indiana, singer (Playboy, Millipede)
1956Larry Blackmon, rocker (Cameo-Alligator Woman)
1958Annette Bening, Topeka KS, actress (Grifters, Bugsy, Valmont) [or 5/5]
1958Ivar Sisniega, México, pentathelete (Olympic-1980)
1958Sam Clancy, WLAF defensive assistant coach (Barcelona Dragons)
1959Tamayo Otsuki, actress (Mrs Yamagami-Davis Rules)
1959Rupert Everett, actor (Princess Daisy, Another Country)
1959Mel Gaynor, Glasgow Scotland, rock drummer (Simple Minds-Water Front)
1960Adrian Paul, London England, actor (Dance to Win, Highlander)
1961David Palmer, heavy metal drummer (ABC, AC/DC)
1961Melissa Etheridge, US singer/songwriter/guitarist (Never Enough)
1961Todd Boonstra, Minneapolis Minn, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
1962Gerry Norquist, Portland OR, Nike golfer (1990 Boise Open-5th)
1962Eric Davis, LA CA, outfielder (Cin Reds)
1963Lisa Whelchel, Fort Worth Texas, actress (Blair-Facts of Life)
1963Tracey E Bregman Recht, Munich Germany, actress (Days of Our Life)
1965Jammo Myllys, Savonlinna FIN, hockey goalie (Team Finland, Oly-Br-98)
1965Emilio Sanchez, Madrid Spain, Tennis player (1988 Olympic bronze)
1965Charlie Hayes, Hattisburg MS, 3rd baseman (Pitts Pirates, NY Yankees)
1966Floyd Turner, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
1967Bill Risley, Chicago IL, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
1967Karina Orum, Denmark, golfer (Scandinavian champion 1989)
1967Mike Keane, Winnipeg, NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche)
1967Ray Bernard, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
1968Duane Young, NFL tight end (SD Chargers)
1968Brian Roche, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
1969Toby Borland, Quitman LA, pitcher (Phila Phillies)
1969Wiltrud Probst, Nuermberg Germany, tennis star (1992 Belgian Open)
1972Kevin McDougal, CFL quarterback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1972Kenny McEntyre, WLAF cornerback (London Monarchs)
1972David Hendrix, NFL strong safety (SD Chargers)
1972Bill Curley, NBA forward (Portland Trail Blazers, Minn Timberwolves)
1973Tiffany M Sloan, Orange county Calif, playmate (Oct, 1992)
1973Malcolm Allen, Wauchope NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1973Jason Dawe, North York, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
1973Etdrick Bohannon, NBA forward (Indiana Pacers)
1973Emma Johnson, Sydney NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1974Barbara Mulej, Kranj Slovenia, tennis star (1992 Futures Germ)
1974Kenny Bynum, running back (San Diego Chargers)
1974Robyn Petroskey, Minneapolis Minn, figure skater (1996 Midwest champ)
1975Shoshanna Lonstein, NYC, girlfriend (Jerry Seinfeld)
1975Melanie Janine Brown, "Scary Spice", Leeds, vocalist (Spice Girls)
1975Bianca Langham, Australian field hockey fullback/halfback (Olympic-96)
1975Alexander Zhurik, hockey defenseman (Belarus, Oly-98)
1977Brent Roberts, Leesville La, diver (Olympics-96)
1977Danny Gerard, Mt Vernon NY, actor (Alan Silver-Brooklyn Bridge)
1979Luann Roberts, Miss Alabama Teen USA (1996)
1980Valérie Hould-Marchand, Riviere-Du-Loup QU, synchro swim (Oly-silv-96)
1983Richard Jackson, Redlands Calif, actor (Ryan Meyers-Saved by the Bell)
1989Danielle Riley Keough, grand daughter of Elvis Presley

Deaths for tomorrow in history Events  Birthdays
1453Constantine XI Dragases, last Byzantine Emperor, dies at 49
1500Bartholomeu Diaz de Narvaez (Novaez), Portuguese sea explorer, drowns
1544Jacobus Latomus [Jasques Masson], Belgian inquisitor, dies at about 68
1546Cardinal Beaton, English archbishop of St Andrews, murdered
1593John Penry, English congressionalist, executed
1629Arnold Baert, Flemish lawyer/member of Great Council, dies at about 74
1660György R kóczi II, prince of Transsylvania, dies in battle
1660Peter Scriverius, lawyer/historian, dies at 44
1680Abraham Megerle, composer, dies at 73
1691Cornelis Tromp, admiral-general/son of Maarten T, dies at 61
1750Giuseppe Porsile, composer, dies at 70
1788Jacques Aliamet, French etcher/engraver, dies at 61
1814Joséphine, empress of France (1804-14), dies
1815Cornelis de Gijselaar, politician/patriot, dies at 64
1816Madame L'Ouverture, widow of Haiti's leader Toussaint L'O, dies
1829Humphry Davy, scientist/inventor (Miner's safety lamp), dies at 84
1833William Marshall, composer, dies at 84
1862Franciszek Wincenty Mirecki, composer, dies at 71
1869Philippe Vandermaelen, Flemish cartographer/publisher, dies at 73
1877John Lothrop Motley, (History of United Netherlands), dies at 63
1883WFLC Marianne, princess of Orange-Nassau, dies
1883Albrecht of Prussia, mistress of John van Rossum, dies at 73
1885Alfred von Meissner, Austria physician/writer (Ziska), dies at 63
1892Baha'u'llah [Mirza HA Noeri], Persian founder (Baha'i), dies at 74
1899Frantz Jehin-Prume, composer, dies at 60
1905Leon Francis Victor Caron, composer, dies at 55
1910Mili Alexeyevich Balakirev, Russian composer (Islamej), dies at 73
1911William Schwenck Gilbert, Engl writer (Gilbert & Sullivan), dies at 74
1922Jevgeni B Vachtangov, Armenian/Russian actor/director, dies at 39
1923Adolf Oberländer, German painter, dies
1924Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid/London), dies
1933Frank Sugg, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests for England 1888), dies
1934Eugenie Besserer, actress (Anna Christie, Madame X), dies at 65
1934Heihatjir“ T“j“, Japanese admiral (Russian-Japanese War), dies
1935Josef Suk, Czech violinist/composer, dies at 61
1942John Barrymore, US actor (Beloved Rogue, Dinner at 8), dies at 60
1943Hermann Hans Wetzler, composer, dies at 72
1948May Whitty, actress (Gaslight, Mrs Miniver, Suspicion), dies at 82
1951Robert Kahn, composer, dies at 85
1951Josef Bohuslav Foerster, composer, dies at 91
1951Fanny Brice, Zeigfield Girl (Baby Snooks Show), dies at 59
1951Dimitrios Levidis, composer, dies at 66
1955Daniël G van Beuningen, art collector, dies at 78
1956Albert H Edelkoort, theologist (Christusverwachting), dies at 65
1956Hermann Abendroth, German conductor (Gewandhausorkest), dies at 73
1957George Bacovia [Vasiliu], Romanian poet/composer (Plumb), dies at 75
1958Juan Ramón Jiménez, Spanish poet (Nobel 1956), dies at 76
1961Uuno Kalervo Klami, composer, dies at 60
1967Geronimo Baqueiro Foster, composer, dies at 69
1970John Gunther, author/host (John Gunther's High Road), dies at 68
1971Max Trapp, composer, dies at 83
1973Eric Applewhite, entertainer, dies
1977Goddard Lieberson, composer, dies at 66
1978Bob Crane, actor (Donna Reed Show, Hogan-Hogan's Heroes), dies at 49
1979Mary Pickford, actress (Coquette, Suds, Secrets), dies at 86
1982Romy Schneider, actress (Cardinal), dies of cardiac arrest at 43
198539, die at Heysel Stadium in Liverpool in a riot prior to soccor match
1985Madge West, actress (Grandma-McLean Stevenson Show), dies at 93
1987Alain Vincx, Belgian stuntman, dies in an accident at 40
1991Coral Browne, Australian actor (Ruling Class), dies of cancer at 77
1992Bill Beyers, actor (Wally-Capitol), dies of AIDS at 37
1992Karl Carstens, president of RFA (1979-84), dies
1992Peter John "Ollie" Halsall, guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 43
1992Pippa Steele, actress (Vampire Lovers), dies of cancer at 44
1993Billy Conn, boxer (fought Joe Louis 1951), dies of pneumonia at 75
1993Tiny Hofman, Amsterdam activist (Nieuwmarkt), dies at 68
1994Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson, drummer, dies at 61
1994Joseph Janni, producer, dies at 78
1994Jose Bohr, actor (El Traidor, Sueno de Amor), dies at 92
1994Harry Levin, literary Scholar, dies at 81
1994Ezra Taft Benson, min of Agr/leader of mormon (1985-94), dies at 94
1994Erich Honecker, president of German DR (1971-89), dies in Chile at 81
1995Margaret Chase Smith, 1st woman Rep & Sen (R-Me), dies at 97
1996Tamara Toumanova, dancer, dies at 77
1996Jeremy Sinden, actor (Chariots of Fire, Ascendancy, Harem), dies at 45
1996James George "Jimmy" Rowles, jazz pianist, dies at 77
1997George Fenneman, announcer (You Bet Your Life), dies at 77
1997Jeff Buckley, musician, drowns at 30
1997John Sengstacke, publisher (Defender), dies at 84

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