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0672 St Vitalian ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0847 Sergius II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1302 Dante becomes a Florentine political exile
1538 States of Gelderland accepts Willem van Kleef as viceroy
1556 Willem of Orange becomes knight of Guilder Flies
1593 Vatican opens 7 year trial against scholar Giordano Bruno
1662 1st American lime kiln begins operation (Providence RI)
1671 Pirate Henry Morgen lands at Panama City
1710 Czar Peter the Great sets 1st Russian state budget
1736 Abdication of Stanislas, last king of Poland
1778 Piccinni's opera "Roland" premieres, Paris
1785 1st US state university chartered, Athens Georgia
1823 Pres Monroe appoints 1st US ambassadors to South America
1864 Battle of Fair Gardens, TN
1864 Civil War skirmish at Kelly's Ford, Va
1870 1st sorority (Kappa Alpha Theta) (DePauw U in Greencastle, Indiana)
1870 After accepting 15th amendment, VA is readmitted to Union
1870 Manitoba & Northwest Territories incorporated
1880 Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp
1886 1st British govt of Salisbury resigns
1888 National Geographic Society organizes (Wash DC)
1891 Mine explosion kills 109 at Mount Pleasant Pennsylvania
1894 1st college basketball game, U of Chicago beats Chicago YMCA 19-11
1894 Midwinter Fair opens in Golden Gate Park
1896 Tasmania bowl out Victoria for 65 for their 1st ever innings victory
1897 British troops occupy Bida Gold Coast (Ghana)
1900 Social Democrat Party of America (Debs' party) holds 1st convention
1902 5 workers killed on explosion during IRT subway construction (NYC)
1905 Maurice Rouvier forms govt in France
1906 Rudolf Gundersen skates world record 500m at 44.8 sec
1908 Pasiphaë, a satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Melotte
1915 US Marines occupy Haiti
1916 Communist party "Spartacus Letters" 1st published in Berlin
1917 Coen de Koning wins 2nd official 11 cities race (9:53) (record)
1918 "Tarzan of the Apes," 1st Tarzan film, premieres at Broadway Theater
1924 Egyptian king Foead nominates Saad Zaghloel Pasja premier
1924 Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square
1926 1st public demonstration of television, John L Baird, London
1926 US Senate agrees to join World Court
1927 Harlem Globetrotters play their 1st game
1933 Otto Meisnner dines with British ambassador Rumbold
1934 27th Australian Men's Tennis Open: Fred Perry beat Crawford (63 75 61)
1934 French govt of Chautemps falls (Stavisky Affair)
1934 VARA refuses to hire after commemoration of Marinus Van de Lubbe
1940 -17°F (-27°C), CCC Camp F-16, Georgia (state record)
1941 Peruvian agent Rivera-Schreibér warns of Jap assault on Pearl Harbor
1942 -19°F (-27.4°C), Netherland's coldest day since 1850
1943 1st US air attack on Germany (Wilhelmshafen)
1944 Leningrad liberated from Germany in 880 days with 600,000 killed
1944 Casey Stengel, manager of the Boston Braves since 1938, resigns Lou Perini, Guido Rugo, & Joseph Maney buy control of Boston Braves
1945 Nazi occupiers forbid food transport to West (The Netherlands)
1945 Russia liberates Auschwitz & Birkenau Concentration Camp (Poland)
1945 S Romberg, H&D Fields' musical premieres in NYC
1945 Wally van Hall, "banker in defiance," arrested
1948 1st locomotive to carry 1,000,000 pounds (450,000 kg) operates
1948 1st tape recorder sold
1949 Chinese liner "Taiping" collides with a collier off south China
1950 2nd Emmy Awards: Ed Wynn Show & Texaco Star Theater win
1951 "Peter Pan" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 320 performances
1951 US begins 126 nuclear tests at Nevada Test Site
1953 Netherlands end Marshall aid
1955 "Plain & Fancy" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 476 perfs
1956 NFL's NY Giants switches games from Polo Grounds to Yankee Stadium
1957 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open
1958 Ferenc Mnnich follows K d r as premier of Hungary
1961 "Sing Along with Mitch" [Miller] premieres on NBC TV
1962 "Family Affair" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 65 performances
1963 Jevgeni Grishin skates world record 500m in 39.6 sec
1963 Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, & John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1964 "Introducing the Beatles" album released in US
1964 Barlow & Graeme Pollock complete 341 stand at Adelaide Oval
1964 Margaret Chase Smith (Sen-R-Maine) tries for Republican Pres bid
1965 1st ground station-to-aircraft radio communication via satellite
1965 Ground breaking for "Dragon Gateway" at Grant Avenue
1966 Wisc State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W Roller rules either the Braves stay in Milwaukee or NL must promise Wisc an expansion team for 1966
1967 Apollo 1 fire kills astronauts Grissom, White & Chaffee
1967 Beatles sign a 9 year worldwide contract with EMI records
1967 New Orleans Saints sign their 1st player (Paige Cothren-kicker)
1967 Treaty banning military use of nuclear weapons in space, signed
1968 "Darling of the Day" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 31 perfs
1969 14 spies hung in Baghdad
1969 9 Jews publically executed in Damascus Syria
1969 Actress Thelma Ritter suffers a heart attack (she dies Feb 5th)
1969 Noordiers vicar Ian Paisley sentenced to 3 years
1970 Movie rating system modifies "M" rating to "PG"
1971 Montgomery St Station, last link in BART, `holed thru'
1973 UCLA's basketball team wins 61st consecutive game (NCAA record)
1973 US & Vietnam sign cease-fire, ending longest US war & milt draft
1973 US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
1973 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
1973 William Rogers & Nguyen Duy Trinh sign US-N Vietnam treaty
1974 "Lorelei" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 320 performances
1976 "Laverne & Shirley" spinoff from "Happy Days" premieres on ABC TV
1976 9th ABA All-Star Game: Denver 144 beats ABA 138 at Denver
1976 Morocco-Algeria battles in Westerly Sahara
1976 Viv Richards scores his 1st Test century against Australia
1977 1st broadcast of "Roots" mini-series on ABC TV
1977 Pres Carter pardons most Vietnam War draft evaders (10,000)
1979 36th Golden Globes: Midnight Express, Jon Voight & Jane Fonda
1979 Islanders ends 23 undefeated games at home streak (15-0-8)
1980 "Comin' Uptown" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 45 perfs
1980 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 37-27
1982 "Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat" opens at Royale NYC for 747 perfs
1982 Mauno Koivisto installed as president of Finland
1982 Phila trades Larry Bowa & Ryne Sandberg to Cubs for Ivan DeJesus
1982 Roberto S Cordova installed as president of Honduras
1982 West Indies beat Australia 3-1 to win World Series Cup
1983 World's longest subaqueous tunnel (53.90 km) opens, Honshu-Hokkaid
1984 John & Yoko release "Milk & Honey" album
1984 LA Kings end Wayne Gretzky's NHL-record 51-game scoring streak
1984 Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial
1985 "Doug Henning & His World..." closes at Lunt-Fontanne NY after 60 perf
1985 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 returns to Earth
1985 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
1985 Mark Mckoy cycles world record 50m hurdles indoor (5.25)
1985 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 22-14
1986 13th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis & C Gayle
1987 Midnight Rockers beat Buddy Rose & Doug Somers for AWA World Tag Team
1988 Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves nomination of Judge Anthony M Kennedy to US Supreme Court
1989 German war criminals Fischer & Aus der Fnten freed
1989 Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games
1989 Okla's linebacker, Mark VanKeirsblilck assaults an Ok grad student
1990 64th Australian Women's Tennis Steffi Graf beats MJ Fernandez (63 64)
1991 79th Australian Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats I Lendl (16 64 64 64)
1991 Dutch PSP, Pacifist Socialistic Party, disbands
1991 Nadine Strossen is 1st female president of the ACLU
1991 Superbowl XXV: NY Giants beat Buffalo Bills, 20-19 in Tampa Superbowl MVP: Ottis Anderson, NY Giants, RB
1992 "Crazy He Calls Me" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 7 perfs
1992 19th American Music Award: C & C Music Factory, Michael Bolton win
1992 Jane Fonda undergoes arthroscopic surgery on her right knee
1992 Mike Tyson goes on trial for rape (he is found guilty)
1992 Pres candidate Bill Clinton (D) & Genifer Flowers accuse each other of lying over her assertion they had a 12-year affair
1993 DC-3 crashes in Kinshasa, killing 12
1994 "No Man's Land" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 61 performances
1994 Carlos Reina succeeds pres Callejas in Honduras
1994 Romanian social-democrats form government with anti-Semites
1995 69th Australian Womens Tennis: Mary Pierce beats A S Vicario (63 62)
1996 15 day old siamese twins separated-Sarah Morales survives, Sarahi dies
1996 70th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats Anke Huber (64 61)
1996 Catherine Roskam becomes the 1st NY female Episcopal bishop
1996 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1996 Germany celebrates it's 1st Holocaust Rememberance Day
1996 Monica Seles beats Anke Huber to win Australian Open
1996 Shiv Chanderpaul scores 303* for Guyana v Jamaica at Kingston
1997 "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus," opens at Gershwin NYC
1997 24th American Music Award: Toni Braxton & Alanis Morissette win
1998 Crane crashes into Roosevelt Is (NYC) Tram, injuring 10
1998 Roland Clarkson discovers 2^3021377-1 (37th known Mersenne prime)
1998 WNBA begins filling rosters of Washington Mystics & Detroit Shock

Famous birthdays for this day Events  Deaths

1546Joachim III Frederick, elector (Brandenburg)
1556Abbas I, "the Great," shah of Persia (1587-1629)
1592Pierre de La Barre, composer
1662Richard Bentley, Oulton, scholar/controversialist
1679Jean-François de Troy, French painter
1701Johann N von Hontheim, German church historian/suffragan (bishop)
1715Vaclav Kalous, composer
1720Samuel Foote, England, actor/dramatist (Mirror)
1723Johann A Cramer, prime minister/poet
1756Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austria, musical prodigy/composer (Figaro)
1775Friedrich von Schelling, Germany, philosopher (Views on Christianity)
1775Manuel del Popolo Vicente Rodriguez García, Spanish tenor/composer
1784Martin-Joseph Mengal, composer
1805Samuel Palmer, London, painter/etcher (Valley of Vision)
1806Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga y Balzola, Spanish composer
1808David F Strauss, Germany, theologist (Jesus' Life)
1822Thomas Leiper Kane, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883
1823Edouard-Victoire-Antoine Lalo, France, composer (Symphonie Espagnole)
1824Jozef Israëls, Dutch painter
1826Richard Taylor, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1879
1828Louis Schubert, composer
1828Samuel Allen Rice, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1864
1830Georg Hellmesberger, composer
1830William Henry Fitzhugh Payne, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1832Lewis Carroll, [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson], auth (Alice in Wonderland)
1834Dmitri Mendeleev, chemist (discovered periodic table of the elements)
1834Robert Sanford Foster, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1836Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian writer (masochism)
1850Samuel Gompers, Dutch/US 1st president (American Federation of Labor)
1851Rafael Obligado, Argentina, writer (Santos Vega)
1858Neel [Cornelia H] Doff, Dutch/French/Belgian painter's model/writer
1859Wilhelm II, Potsdam, German emperor (1888-1918)
1867Claude Antoine Terrasse, composer
1868Cato Engelen-Sewing, Dutch soprano prima donna (Dutch Opera)
1869Will Marion Cook, composer
1872Learned Hand, Albany NY, Chief judge (US Court of Appeals)
1882Giuseppe Prezzolini, Italy, writer (La Voce, La Cultura Italiano)
1885Eduard Knneke, German composer (Vetter aus Dingsda)
1885Jerome Kern, NYC, Broadway composer (Showboat, Roberta)
1887Carl Blegen, Minneapolis, archaeologist (excavator at Troy, Pylos)
1889Balthasar van der Pol, physicist (Comparison of Van der Pol)
1891Ilja Ehrenburg, writer
1892Mitya Stillman, composer
1894Fritz Pollard, early black NFL star (1920-26)
1895Claudio Carneyro, composer
1895Joseph Rosenstock, Cracow Poland, conductor (Nippon Phil Orch 1936-41)
1899Granville English, composer
1900Hyman G Rickover, US Admiral (father of modern nuclear navy)
1901Art Rooney, NFL team owner (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1901Willy Fritsch, German actor (Spies, Women in the Moon)
1903John Eccles, British physiologist/neurologist
1905Howard McNear, LA Calif, actor (Floyd-Andy Griffith Show, Jetsons)
1905Luther Diamond, radio personality
1906Radames Gnattali, composer
1907Henry Cotton, English golf champion (won 3x British Open)
1908William Randolph Hearst Jr, newspaper publisher (Hearst Publishing)
1911Benay Venuta, SF Calif, actress (Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister)
1911George Pope, cricketer (Eng pace bowler, 1-49 & 0-36 in his only Test)
1912Lawrence Durrell, Indian/British writer (Private Country)
1913Milton Adolphus, composer
1913Valery Viktorovich Zhelobinsky, composer
1914Anna Larina, revolutionary
1915Jack Brymer, clarinettist
1917Dunboyne, Lord
1917Merrivale, Lord
1918Elmore James, musician (Dust My Broom)
1918Skitch Henderson, Birmingham England, orch leader (Tonight Show)
1919David Seville, [Ross Bagdasarian], Fresno Calif, (Alvin & Chipmunks)
1919H D Halsey, Bishop of Carlisle
1919Nina Milkina, pianist
1921Donna Reed, Denison Iowa, (From Here to Eternity, Wonderful Life)
1922Wilfrid Bourne, QC/Clerk of the Crown in Chancery
1924Alexander Georgiyevich Chugayev, composer
1924Kenneth Corfield, CEO (STC)
1924Rauf Denktasj, Turkish-Cypriot politician
1924Rix, Lord
1924Sabu, [Dastagir], India, actor (Elephant Boy, Drum)
1924William van Straubenzee, British MP
1925Geoffrey Tucker, British political consultant
1925John Bury, designer
1927Doretta Morrow, NYC, actress (Because You're Mine)
1927Joe Perry, AAFC/NFL Hall of Fame fullback (SF 49ers, Balt Colts)
1927Michael Craig, Poona India, actor (Escape 2000, Vault of Horror)
1927Nancy Dickerson, journalist (NBC)
1928Jean-Michel Damase, composer
1929Ingrid Thulin, Solleftea Sweden, actress (Cries & Whispers, Damned)
1929Richard Du Cann, lawyer QC
1930Bobby "Blue" Bland, Rosemark TN, blues singer (Call on the Drummer)
1930Esteban Edward Torres, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
1930Roger Sims, British MP
1931John Hopkins, writer
1931Mordecai Richler, Montréal author, (Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz)
1931Rudi Maugeri, rocker (Crew Cuts)
1931Vinson, Lord
1932Neville Trotter, British MP
1933Mohamed Al Fayed, CEO (Harrods)
1933Rita Hennessy, matron-in-chief (QARANC)
1934Donald Spiers, controller (Aircraft MoD)
1934Edithe Cresson, premier of France (1991-92)
1934Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Barcelona Spain, UNESCO director (1987- )
1934Julian Ogilvie Thompson, CEO (De Beers)
1935Gillian Beer, professor/president (Clare Hall-Cambridge)
1936Ismail Kadare, Albanian author/poet (Dimri i Madh)
1936Troy Donahue, NYC, actor (Surfside Six, Cockfighter, Hawaiian Eye)
1937John Ogdon, Manchester England, pianist/composer
1938Kim Gardner, rocker (Byrds)
1938Timothy Elworthy, Captain of The Queen's Flight
1939Mike Hill, Jackson MI, PGA golfer (1977 Ohio Kings Island Open)
1939N R Bomford, head master (Harrow School)
1939Rawlings, Baroness
1939Tigran Yegiayi Mansuryan, composer
1940Brian T O'Leary, Boston Mass, astronaut
1940Harry Kmel, Flemish director (Monsieur Hawarden)
1942James Cromwell, LA Calif, actor (Stretch-All in the Family, Babe)
1942Petr Kotik, composer
1943A H Harper, CEO (Baltic Exchange)
1943Cumberlege, Baroness
1944Kevin Coyne, rocker
1945Mairead Corrigan-Maguire, North Irish peace activist (Nobel 1976)
1945Nicholas Berkeley Mason, drummer (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall)
1945Nick Mason, rock drummer (Pink Floyd-Money)
1946Kim Gardner, England, rock bassist (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke)
1947Nedra Telley, NYC, vocalist (Ronettes-Be My Little Baby)
1948Chuck Larsen, rocker (Snuff)
1948Mikhail Baryshnikov, Riga Latvia, ballet dancer (That's Dancing)
1949Lifford, Viscount
1951Brian Downey, rock drummer (Thin Lizzy-Boys are Back in Town)
1951Scott Lane, NYC, actor (Gary-McKeever & the Colonel)
1951Seth Justman, Wash DC, rock keyboardist (J Geils Band-Centerfold)
1952Brian Gottfried, Baltimore Md, tennis star (Wimbledon Doubles 1976)
1952Peter Garland, composer
1954Kimberly J "Kim" Hughes, Australian cricketer
1955Mimi Rogers, Coral Gables Fla, actress (Paper Dolls, The Rousters)
1955Richard Young, Glasgow Ky, singer (Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett)
1956Fred Quillan, Portland Oregon, WLAF offensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1957Frank Miller, US, comicbook writer (Batman-The Dark Knight Returns)
1958Alan Milburn, British MP
1958Charles Waltz, rocker (Shooting Star)
1959Chris Collinsworth, NFL wide receiver/TV sportscaster
1959Patti Cohoon, Whittier Calif, actress (Molly-Here Come the Brides)
1961Charlotte Kemp, Omaha Ne, playmate (Dec, 1982)
1961Gillian Gilbert, Manchester England, rocker (New Order-Round & Round)
1961Jean-Paul Banos, Lavelanet France, Canada sabre (Oly-9/10-88, 92, 96)
1961Karen Velez, Rockville Ctr NY, playmate (December, 1984)
1961Margo Timmins, singer (Cowboy Junkies)
1961Martin Degville, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
1961Rudi Mauger, rocker (Crew Cuts)
1962James F Doehring, Santa Barbara CA, shot putter (Olympics-silver-1992)
1962Michael Collins, clarinettist
1964Bridget Fonda, LA Calif, actress (Scandal, Single White Female)
1964Cathy Podewell, Calif, actress (Dallas)
1964Inga Thompson, Reno Nevada, US cyclist (Olympic-8th-88, 84, 92)
1964Jack Haley, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
1964Migi, [Miguel Drummond] rock (Curiosity Killed Cat-Keep Your Distance)
1964Woody Austin, Tampa FL, PGA golfer (1995 Buick Open)
1965Igor Matoushkin, NHL defenseman (Belarus, Oly-98)
1966Michael De Angelis, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
1966Tamlyn Tomita, Okinawa, actress (Karate Kid 2, Ming Li-Santa Barbara)
1967Alfred Oglesby, NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals)
1967Carrington Garland, LA Calif, actress (Kelly Capwell-Santa Barbara)
1967Dave Manson, Prince Albert, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
1967Laura Golarsa, Italy, tennis star
1967Sue Palmer, Collingwood Ontario, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1968Anthony Pleasant, NFL defensive end (Cleve Browns, Atlanta Falcons)
1968Eric Wedge, US baseball catcher (Boston Red Sox)
1968Matt Stover, NFL kicker (Cleve Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
1968Mike Patton, Eureka Ca, rocker (Faith No More-The Real Thing)
1968Reggie Johnson, NFL tight end (Phila Eagles)
1968Rusty Meacham, Stuart FL, pitcher (KC Royals, Seattle Mariners)
1968Tracy Lawrence, Atlanta Tx, country singer (Sticks & Stones)
1969Kristen Danihy, Lawton Okla, team handball circle/wing (Olympics-1996)
1969Phil Plantier, Manchester NH, outfielder (SD Padres, Red Sox, A's)
1969Shane Thomson, NZ cricket off-spin all rounder (since 1990)
1970Carlos Javier Bernardo, Dutch prince
1970Dario Brose, Queens NY, US soccer halfback (Olympic-92)
1970Dean Headley, cricket (grandson of George, England ODI quick 1996)
1971Mark Noordlander, soccer player (Sparta)
1971Patrice Brisebois, Montreal, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)
1972Bryant Young, NFL defensive tackle (SF 49ers)
1972Chad Askew, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets)
1972Mark Lawrence, Burlington, NHL right wing (Dallas Stars)
1973Eddie Davis, CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders)
1973Margot Bourgeois, Miss Universe-3rd place (Trinidad & Tobago, 1997)
1975Chaminda Vaas, brilliant Sri Lankan cricket pace bowler (1994- )
1976Haimish Karrasch, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1976Mike Ferrier, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam, Salernitana)
1976Rhett Warrener, Shaunavon, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
1979Jessica Lynn Ferdinand, Miss New York Teen USA (1997)
1981Jonny Lang, blues musician

Famous deaths for this day Events  Birthdays

0098 Marius Cocceius Nerva, emperor of Rome (96-98), dies at about 67
0672 Vitalianus, pope (657-72)/saint, dies
0847 Sergius II, pope (844-47), dies
1164 Abraham ibn Ezra, poet/philosopher, dies
1540 Angela Merici, Italian monk/monastery, dies
1565 Robrecht de Berghes, prince-bishop of Liege (1557-64), dies
1612 Maarten van Valckenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 77
1625 Adriaen Valerius, notary/Neth Gedenck-clanck, dies at about 49
1629 Hieronymus Praetorius, composer, dies at 68
1669 Gaspar de Crayer, Flemish painter, dies at 87
1699 William Temple, statesman, dies
1731 Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori, Ital piano builder, dies at 75
1763 John Theodor of Bavaria, prince-bishop of Liege/cardinal, dies
1802 Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg, composer, dies at 42
1814 Johann Gottlieb Fichte, philosopher, dies
1814 Philip Astley, theatre manager, dies
1816 Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood/admiral, dies
1850 J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/writer, dies at 85
1850 Philipp Roth, composer, dies at 70
1851 John James Audubon, conservationist (Audubon Society), dies at 65
1851 Karl Moser, composer, dies at 77
1857 Dorothea von Benckendorff, Baltic monarch of Lieven, dies at 72
1858 Gerrit van der Linde Jz, Dutch "Principal", poet, dies at 49
1859 Carl A Agardh, Swedish botanist/bishop of Karlstad, dies at 74
1860 Janó Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician (parallel), dies at 57
1864 Franz von Klenze, German architect (palace Leuchtenberg), dies at 59
1866 John Gibson, sculptor, dies
1889 Ivan S Aksakov, Russian journalist, dies at 65
1893 James G Blaine, US minister of foreign affairs, dies at 62
1901 Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer (Rigoletto/Traviata/A‹da), dies at 87
1904 Adam Minchejmer, composer, dies at 73
1919 Endre Ady, Hungarian poet (Margita élni akar), dies at 41
1922 Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (I Mala Voglia), dies at 81
1928 Marie Verstraete, actress (Frou-Frou/Nora), dies at 74
1930 Jean Hure, composer, dies at 52
1941 Iver Paul Fredrik Holter, composer, dies at 90
1949 Boris Asafiev, composer, dies at 64
1953 Martinus Nijhoff, Dutch poet/interpreter/linguist, dies at 58
1954 Paul-Marie Masson, composer, dies at 71
1955 Ernst Penzoldt, writer, dies
1956 Erich Kleiber, Austrian conductor, dies
1963 John Farrow, actor/director (Botany Bay), dies at 58
1964 Lieb Glantz, composer, dies at 65
1965 Theo Uden Marsman, Dutch orchestra leader, dies at 63
1967 Alphonse Juin, French marshal, dies at 78
1967 Edward Higgins White II, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4), dies at 36
1967 Roger B Chaffee, astronaut, dies at 31 in Apollo I fire
1967 Virgil I (Gus) Grissom, astronaut, dies at 40 in Apollo I fire
1969 Charles Winninger, actor (Charlie Farrell Show), dies at 82
1969 Hanns Jelinek, composer, dies at 67
1970 Ed Ford, comedian (Can You Top This?), dies at 72
1970 Probir Sen, cricket (20 catch & 11 stumpings, 14 Tests for Ind), dies
1972 Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer (He Got the Whole World), dies at 60
1972 Richard Courant, German/US mathematician, dies at 84
1974 Georgios Grivas, Greek gen/oppos leader on Cyprus (EOKA), dies at 75
1974 Paula Ludwig, writer, dies at 74
1977 Walter Baldwin, actor (Gay Amigo), dies at 88
1978 Marguerite Canal, composer, dies at 87
1978 Oscar Homolka, actor (7 Year Itch, Ball of Fire), dies at 79
1981 Leo Collard, Belgian minister of Education (1946/54-58), dies at 78
1982 Iris Korn, actress (Widder-Palmerstown USA), dies at 60
1983 Louis De Funes, actor/writer (Mad Adv of Rabbi Jacobs), dies at 68
1983 Paul "Bear" Bryant, US football coach (Alabama), dies at 69
1983 Robert Christian, actor (Bustin' Loose), dies of cancer at 42
1984 Lou Crosby, TV announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 72
1986 L Ron Hubbard, novelist/founder (Church of Scientology), dies at 74
1986 Lilli Palmer, German actress (Boys from Brazil, Kinder), dies at 71
1990 Helen Jerome Eddy, actress (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 92
1992 Francesca Primus, columnist (Back Stage), dies at 45
1992 Gene Harris, entertainer, dies after long illness
1992 Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Brit actress (Eliza Dolittle), dies at 101
1993 Andre "the Giant" Roussimoff, WWF wrestler, dies of heart attack at 49
1993 Erik Mörk, Danish actor (Europe), dies at 67
1994 Claude Akins, actor (Rio Bravo, Lobo), dies of cancer at 75
1994 Eddie Calhoun, jazz Bassist, dies at 72
1994 Joe Mays, actor (Mr Saturday Night), dies of AIDS at 44
1994 Stanley Adams, songwriter, dies at 86
1995 Geoffrey Parsons, Australian/British pianist, dies at 65
1995 Halsey S Colchester, British SAS/MI6-spy/priest, dies at 76
1995 Jean Tardieu, author, dies at 91
1995 Willem R "Wim" van der Zee, gen-sec Council of Churches, dies at 64
1996 Barbara Skelton, writer, dies at 79
1996 John Patrick Sutton Ludlow, actor (Agatha), dies at 93
1996 Julian Hill, research chemist, dies at 91
1996 Olga Havlova, political activist, dies at 63
1996 Ralph Webster Yarborough, politician, dies at 92
1996 Tommy Mitchell, cricket (Derbyshire leg-spin, 5 Tests for Eng), dies
1997 Cecil Lewis, airman/writer, dies at 98
1997 Matthew Coady, journalist, dies at 73

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