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Events for tomorrow in history Birthdays  Deaths
0325 Council of Nicaea ends with adoption of the Nicene Creed establishing the doctrine of the Holy Trinity
0357 Battle at Straatsburg: Julianus beats Alamannen, Chonodomarius caught
1212 Children's cruisaders under Nicolas (10) reach Genoa
1330 AntiPope Nicolaas V overthrows himself
1425 Countess Jacoba of Bavaria escapes from jail
1485 Battle at Bosworth Fields: Henry Tudor beats king Richard III
1499 Battle at Sapienza: Turkish fleet beats Venetians
1540 Explorer Hernando de Alarcon travels up Colorado River
1566 Iconoclastic fury begins in Dutch province Utrecht
1580 Battle of Alcantara, Spain defeats Portugal
1609 Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers
1628 Assault on sultan of Mantarams of Batavia
1689 Battle at Charleroi: Spanish & English armies chase French
1689 Montréal taken by Iroquois
1698 Czar Peter the Great returns to Moscow after trip through West-Europe
1704 Battle at M laga: French vs English & Dutch fleet
1718 Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans, found
1758 Battle at Zorndorf: Prussia beat Russians: 1000s killed
1768 Capt James Cook departs from Plymouth with Endeavour to Pacific Ocean
1795 Curaçao slaves opponents returns to St Christopher
1802 Toussaint L'Ouverture imprisoned in Fort de Joux, Jura, France
1804 Alice Meynell becomes 1st woman jockey (England)
1814 British forces destroy Library of Congress, containing 3,000 books
1825 Uruguay declares independence from Brazil (National Day)
1829 Pres Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican govt refuses
1830 Belgium revolts against Netherlands
1835 NY Sun publishes Moon hoax story about John Herschel
1862 Secretary of War authorizes Gen Rufus Saxton to arm 5,000 slaves
1864 Combination rail & ferry service available from SF to Alameda
1864 Petersburg Campaign-Battle of Ream's Station
1875 Matthew Webb becomes 1st to swim English Channel (21h 45m)
1886 1st intl polo meet (US vs England)
1888 8th US Mens Tennis: Henry W Slocum Jr beats Howard A Taylor (64 61 60)
1890 Would be start of Eng/Aust Test Cricket at Old Trafford Washout
1894 -26] Balinese troops assault Dutch army, 97 killed
1904 James J Jeffries TKOs Jack Munroe in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1908 Allen Winter wins US 1st $50,000 trotting race
1908 National Association of Colored Nurses, forms
1910 30th US Mens Tennis: Wm Larned beats Thomas Bundy (61 57 60 68 61)
1912 1st time an aircraft recovers from a spin
1912 Different nationalities battle with each other in Macedonia
1914 -26] Belgian offensive at Antwerp
1914 Belgium: German army begins 6 week plundering of Leuven Belgium
1914 German Zeppelins bomb Antwerp Belgium, 10 die
1914 German troops march into France pushes French army to the Sedan
1915 Hurricane kills 275 in Galveston, Texas with $50 million damage
1916 Dept of Interior forms National Park Service
1917 37th US Mens Tennis: R Lindley Murray beats N W Niles (57 86 63 63)
1919 1st scheduled passenger service by airplane (Paris-London)
1920 1st US woman to win in Olympics (Ethelda Bleibtrey)
1921 US signs peace treaty with Germany
1921 Yankee pitcher Harry Harper hits 3 batters in an inning tying record
1922 Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in highest scoring major-league game
1924 International maritime treaty drawn
1924 Wash Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 inn
1925 Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters organizes (Harlem NY)
1925 Last Belgian troops vacate Duisburg
1926 Pavlos Koundouris becomes president of Greece
1928 Tri-City Rugby Football Union forms consisting of Moose Jaw, Regina & Winnipeg
1929 Graf Zeppelin passes over SF for LA after trans-Pacific voyage
1932 Amelia Earhart completes transcontinental flight
1936 3 Braves hit twice in an inning getting 2 hits each
1937 Japanese fleet blockades Chinese coast
1940 1st (British) night bombing of Germany (Berlin)
1940 1st parachute wedding
1940 Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia incorporated into Soviet Union
1941 English & Russian troops attack pro-German Iran
1941 German troops conquer Nowgorod, Leningrad
1942 SS begins transporting Jews of Maastricht Neth
1943 10th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 27, Washington 7 (48,471)
1943 German occupiers impose 72-hour work week
1943 Lord Mountbatten appointed Supreme Allied Commander in SE Asia
1943 Red Army under Gen Vatutin recaptures Achtyrka
1943 US forces overrun New Georgia in Solomon Islands during WW II
1944 France 2nd Tank division under General Leclerc reaches Notre Dame
1944 Gen De Gaulle returns to Paris/walks Champs Elysées Paris
1944 Paris liberated from Nazi occupation (Freedom Tuesday)
1944 US 12nd Army corp reaches Troyes
1945 Jewish immigrants are permitted to leave Mauritius for Palestine
1946 28th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Portland GC Portland Ore
1947 Marion Carl in D-558-I sets world aircraft speech record, 1,047 kph
1948 Bradman scores 150 in 212 minutes in his last innings at Lord's
1950 Pres Truman orders army to seize control of RR to avert a strike
1950 Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title
1951 Cleveland Indians win 16th straight home game
1952 Det Tiger Virgil Trucks 2nd no-hitter of yr, beats Yankees, 1-0
1952 Puerto Rico becomes a US commonwealth
1954 Ivan Filin wins Berne marathon (2:25:26.6) (260m)
1955 Last Soviet forces leave Austria
1956 To make room for Enos Slaughter, NY Yanks release Phil Rizzuto
1957 Prince Suvanna Phuma forms govt in LAOS, with Pathet Lao
1960 17th summer olympics opens in Rome
1960 AFL begins placing players names on back of their jersies
1960 Demonstrations against premier Lumumba
1961 Brazilian president Janio Quadros, resigns
1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ogden Ladies' Golf Open
1963 Paul McCartney is fined œ31 & 1 yr suspended license for speeding
1964 Singapore limits imports from Neth due to Indonesian aggression
1967 Beatles go to Wales to study TM with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
1967 Minn Twin Dean Chance 2nd no-hitter of month beats Cleveland, 2-1
1967 Paraguay accepts its constitution
1967 Train crash at Beesd, 2 die
1968 Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to win US singles championship
1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies World Series of Golf
1968 NY Yankee outfield Rocky Colavito pitches 2 2/3 innings & beats Tigers 6-5; he played right field in 2nd game & homered
1969 Det Lions beat Boston Patriots 22-9 in Montréal (NFL expo)
1970 Elton John's 1st US appearance (Los Angeles)
1973 Butch Trucks drummer of Allman Brothers, breaks leg in a car crash
1973 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1973 Guitarist Henry McCullough quits Wings
1973 Zambia adopts constitution
1974 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1974 LA Aztecs defeat Miami Toros to win NASL cup
1976 Harm Wiersma becomes world checker champion
1976 Yanks beat Twins 5-4 in 19 innings
1978 Baseball umps stage a 1 day strike
1979 "Madwoman of Central Park West" closes at 22 Steps NYC after 86 perfs
1979 California Angels trounce Toronto Blue Jays, 24-2
1979 Somali adopts constitution
1980 "42nd Street" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 3486 performances
1980 Gower Champion's musical "42nd Street," premieres in NYC
1980 Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins arrested for possession of drugs
1981 Jeff Schwartz, sets solo record for trampoline bouncing (266:09)
1981 Mark Chapman, John Lennon's murderer, is sentenced to 20 years
1981 Voyager 2's closest approach to Saturn (63,000 miles/100,000 km)
1983 Triple A baseball's Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark
1983 US & USSR sign $10 billion grain pact
1984 French airship capsizes
1984 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1985 Met Dwight Goodin becomes youngest pitcher to win 20 games (20y 9m 9d)
1985 Pat Bradley wins LPGA National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1985 STS 51-I scrubbed at T -9m because of an onboard computer problem
1986 A's Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league HR
1987 Dow Jones industrial stock avg reaches record 2722.42
1987 Madonna sings in Rotterdam
1988 Challenger Center opens its classroom doors in Houston
1988 Heavy fire destroys historic center of Lisbon
1988 Iran & Iraq begin talks to end their 8 year war
1988 NASA launches space vehicle S-214
1989 After 12-year, 4-billion-mile journey, Voyager 2 flies over cloudtops of Neptune & its moon Triton, sending back photographs of swamps
1990 Li Hui Rong of China sets triple jump woman's record (47'8«")
1990 UN security council authorizes military action against Iraq
1991 "Getting Married" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 70 perfs
1991 43rd Emmy Awards: LA Law, Cheers, Kirstie Alley & Patricia Wettig
1991 91st US Golf Amateur Championship won by Mitch Voges
1991 Carl Lewis rus 100m in 9.86 seconds
1991 Cubs Doug Dascenzo commits his 1st career error after 242 games
1991 Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.62)
1991 Martha Nause wins LPGA Chicago Sun-Times Shoot-Out Golf Tournament
1991 Norway & Denmark recognize independence of former USSR Baltic reps
1991 Wanda Panfil wins 3rd female world champion marathon (2:29:53)
1991 White-Russia declares it's independence
1992 Jamie Solinger, of Iowa, crowned 10th Miss Teen USA
1995 Andrew Symonds scores 254 Gloucs v Glam, world record 16 x 6
1995 Indians' Jose Mesa fails in save attempt after 38th consecutive saves
1996 96th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
1996 Laura Davies wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic

Birthdays for tomorrow in history Events  Deaths
1076Philippe Comtois, Montreal Quebec, 3m springboard diver (Olympics-96)
1530Ivan IV (the Terrible), 1st tsar of Russia (1533-84)
1664Johan van de Bergh, Leids regent
1718Johann Jacob Rowalt, composer
1724George Stubbs, England, animal painter (House Frightened by Lion)
1744Johann G von Herder, German philosopher/theologist/poet
1758Franz Teyber, composer
1775Charlotte J T, infant of Portugal (Court in Rio de Janeiro)
1786[Charles] Louis I, (Augustus), King of Bavaria (Lola Montez)
1788Cornelis J van Assen, Dutch jurist (Language of the Constitution)
1811Joseph Dana Webster, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1812Percival Drayton, Capt (Union Navy), died in 1865
1819Allan Pinkerton, founded Chicago detective agency
1823John Newton, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895
1825Henry Warner Birge, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1836Bret Harte, US, author (Outcasts of Poker Flat)
1841Theodor Kocher, Swiss surgeon, thyroid specialist (Nobel 1909)
1845Ludwig II, mad king of Bavaria (1864-86)
1846Louise J Gautier, French poetess
1851[Willem] Alexander KHF, prince of Orange/Netherlands
1860George Fawcett, US actor (Intolerance)
1880Robert E Stolz, Austrian composer/conductor (...smaller guard)
1887Friedrich Lbke, German politician
1887Olav Fartein Valen, composer
1887[Olav] Fartein V†len, Norwegian composer
1891Alberto Savinio, [Andrea de Chirico], Italian writer/composer
1891Luis Iruarrizaga Aguirre, composer
1891Samuel Gardner, composer
1896Dick Ryan, CT, actor (For Heaven's Sake, Born to be Bad)
1897Jaroslav Ridky, composer
1900Mary Bruce, dance Teacher
1901Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright/director (Tivoli)
1902Stefan Wolpe, Berlin Germany, composer (Zeus & Elidco)
1903Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian/US psycho-analyst (Uses of Enchantment)
1905Clara Bow, Bkln, actress (Wings, Down to the Sea in Ships)
1905Undine Smith Moore, composer
1906Eugen Gerstenmaier, German politician (CDU)
1906Mollie Panter-Downes, writer
1906William J Brennan, Newark, supreme court justice (1957-90) [or 4/25]
1907Desmond Flower, publisher
1908Esther Waterhouse, doctor/methodist
1908Philip Coolidge, Concord MA, actor (I Want to Live, Tingler)
1909Arwel Hughes, composer
1909Michael Rennie, Engld, actor (Robe, Klatuu-Day the Earth Stood Still)
1909Ruby Keeler, Halifax NS, dancer (Dames, 42nd Street)
1910J B Charles, [Willem H Nagel], criminologist/writer
1910Pierre Musy, Switzerland, 4-man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1936)
1911Jacopo Napoli, composer
1912Erich Honecker, Germany, Pres (East Germany)
1913Walt Kelly, cartoonist, creator (Pogo)
1914Alexei Haieff, Blagovestchensk Siberia, composer (Princess Zondilda)
1915Walter Trampler, Munich Germany, violist (Beaux Arts Trio)
1916Erich Von Stroheim Jr, actor/director (Napoleon, Sunset Blvd)
1916Frederic Robbins, US bacteriologist
1916Van Johnson, Newport RI, actor (Brigadoon) always wore red socks
1917Don Defore, Cedar Rapids Iowa, actor (George-Hazel, Ozzie & Harriet)
1917Mel Ferrer, Elberon NJ, actor (Longest Day, Eaten Alive, 5th Floor)
1918Leonard Bernstein, Lawrence MA, conductor/composer (West Side Story)
1918Richard Greene, Plymouth England, composer/actor (Adv of Robin Hood)
1919George C Wallace, Clio Ala, (gov-D-Ala)/pres candidate
1920Jef Diederen, Dutch painter
1921Brian Moore, Ireland, novelist (Catholics, Doctor's Wife)
1922Ronnie Potsdammer, Dutch singer/song writer/programmer
1923Monty Hall, Winnipeg Canada, TV game show host (Lets Make a Deal)
1927Althea Gibson, Silver SC, 1st black tennis champion in a major event
1928Karl Korte, composer
1930Ariana CE Amsberg, Dutch publicist/actress (Aside, Sekstant)
1930Graham Javis, Toronto Ontario, actor (Charlie-Mary Hartman)
1930Page Johnson, WV, actress (Passages from Finnegan's Wake)
1930Sean Connery, Edinburgh Scotland, actor (James Bond)
1931Regis Philbin, host (Joey Bishop Show, Live with Regis & Kathie Lee)
1932Anatoli Yakovlevich Kartashov, Russia, cosmonaut
1933Regis Philbin, TV talk show host (Joey Bishop, Regis & Kathie Lee)
1933Tom Skerritt, Detroit Mich, actor (Ryan's Four, Alien, Big Bad Mama)
1933Wayne Shorter, rocker (Weather Report)
1934John Stears, Middlesex England, special effects expert (Dr No)
1934Valery F Bykovsky, USSR, cosmonaut (Vostok V, Soyuz 22, 31/39)
1935David Canary, Elwood Ind, actor (Peyton Place, Candy-Bonanza)
1935Lones Wigger, Great Falls Mont, shooter (Oly-gold/silver-1964, 72)
1938Frederick Forsyth, author (Day of the Jackal, Deceiver, Odessa File)
1939John Badham, Luton England, director (Dracula, Short Circuit)
1939Liselot[te JM] Beekmeyer, actress (Issue Blum)
1940José Van Dam, Brussels Belgium, bass-baritone (François d'Assisif)
1941Shirley Carter Burden, patrician
1942Imogen Hassall, Surrey England, Countess of Cleavage (Carry on Lovng)
1942Margaret L Thompson Murdock, US, small bore rifle (Olympic-silver-76)
1942Nathen Deal, (Rep-D-Georgia)
1942Walter Williams, US, rock vocalist (O'Jays-Use to Be My Girl)
1944Anthony Heald, New Rochelle NY, actor (Orphans, Silence of Lambs)
1944Sherley Anne Williams, US literary (Dessa Rose)
1946Larry LaRocco, (Rep-D-Idaho)
1946Rollie Fingers, relief pitcher (Oakland Athletics, MVP/Cy Young-1981)
1947Anne Archer, LA Cal, actress (Fatal Attraction, Patriot Games)
1947Wim J van Gelder, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1949Anson Williams, actor (Happy Days)
1949Gene Simmons, [Chaim Witz], Haifa Israel, rock guitarist (KISS-Beth)
1949John Savage, Old Bethpage NY, actor (Deer Hunter, Maria's Lovers)
1950Willy Deville, NYC, rock vocalist/guitarist (Mink Deville)
1951Rob Halford, heavy metal (Judas Priest-Got Another Thing) [or Oct 25]
1952Duleep Mendis, cricketer (big-hitting Sri Lankan batsman of 80's)
1954Elvis Costello, [Declan Patrick McManus], Lon, rock vocalist (Allison)
1954Gilbert "Gibus" Duclos-Lassalle, French cyclist
1954Martin Jourard, keyboardist/vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
1956Matt Aitken, rocker (Stock Aitken & Waterman-Road Block)
1957Sikander Bakht, cricketer (Pakistani change bowler late 70's)
1958Christian LeBlanc, NC, actor (Michael Baldwin-Young & Restless)
1958Saskia van Orly, Dutch singer (Tambourine)
1961Billy Ray Cyrus, Flatwoods Ky, country singer (Achy Breaky Heart)
1961Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, Manchester England, actress (Kill Me Again)
1962Dan Turk, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
1962Mazzi Rawd, heavy metal rocker
1962Ron Heller, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
1962Shahid Mahboob, cricketer (batted in one Test for Pakistan 1989)
1962Vivian Campbell, heavy metal rocker (White Snake-Here I Go Again)
1964Blair Underwood, Tacomma Wash, actor (Jonathan-LA Law, High Incident)
1964Morgan Englund, actor (Dylan Lewis-Guiding Light)
1964Timothy Nicholson, journalist
1965Cornelius Bennett, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills)
1965Kathleen Horvath, Chic Ill, tennis player (French Open Jr 1980)
1965Nate Odomes, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
1965Sanjeev Sharma, cricketer (Indian pace bowler 1988-89)
1966Albert Belle, Shreveport LA, outfielder (Indians, White Sox)
1968Dave Thomas, NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1969Catriona Matthew, Edinburgh Scotland, golfer (1995 British Open-12th)
1969Derek Fung, Hong Kong, Canadian Tour golfer
1969Elly Hakami, San Francisco CA, tennis star
1969Mike Gisler, corner (New England Patriots)
1969Mike Jones, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
1969Vivek Razdan, cricket pace bowler (Indian Test 1989-90)
1970Claudia Schiffer, Rheinbach Germany, super model (Elle, Rolling Stone)
1970Debbie Graham, Walnut Creek Calif, tennis star (1993 Taranto doubles)
1970Doug Glanville, Hackensack NJ, outfielder (Chic Cubs)
1970Katherine "Katie" Scanlon, Fairfield Ct, rower (Olympics-96)
1970Robert Horry, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Houston Rockets)
1970Ronald Waterreus, soccer player (Roda JC, PSV)
1971Makoto Kawahira, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
1971Michael Chack, Toms River NJ, figure skater (1997 Pac Coast Sr champ)
1971Quintis "Chico" Ristie, Suriname radio host
1972Bryan Stoltenberg, corner (NY Giants)
1972Marlo Perry, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
1972Marvin Harrison, wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
1972Tony Dumas, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks)
1974Chris Mantilla, West Palm Beach Fla, diver (Olympics-96)
1974Darren Benson, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
1974Mike Jenkins, wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals)
1975Molly Tuter, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury)
1975Petria Thomas, Lismore NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-silver-96)
1976Sam Mackinnon, Melbourne VIC Australia, basketball forward (Oly-96)
1976Sarah Nadeau, Portland Maine, Miss America-Maine (1997)

Deaths for tomorrow in history Events  Birthdays
0079Gaius Plinius Secundus, [Plinius Maior], Roman admiral/writer, dies
0383Flavius Gratianus, Emperor of Rome (375-383), murdered at 25
0882Louis III, King of France (879-82), dies at 19
1227Ghengis Khan, [Temudjin], founded Mongolia, dies
1270Louis IX, the Saint, King of France (1226-70), dies from plague at 56
1346Louis of Nevers, Count of Flanders, dies in battle
1554Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, English great admiral, dies
1556David Jorisz, Flemish glass blower/sect leader, dies at about 54
1580Frederick Schenk van Toutenburg, last archbishop of Utrecht, dies
1649Richard Crashaw, English clergyman/poet, dies at about 36
1688Henry Morgan, Welsh lt-governor of Jamaica
1742Jose Antonio Carlos de Seixas, composer, dies at 38
1773Franz Nikolaus Novotny, composer, dies at 29
1774Nicolo Jommelli, composer, dies at 59
1789Mary Ball Washington, mother of George, dies
1791Pietro Domenico Paradisi, composer, dies
1822F William Herschel, German astronomer (discovered Uranus), dies at 85
1835Ann Rutledge, said to be Lincoln's true love, dies in Ill at 22
1840K L Immermann, writer, dies at 44
1842Jerome-Joseph de Momigny, composer, dies at 80
1846Giuseppe Acerbi, Italian nature investigator/diplomat, dies at 73
1868Costache Negruzzi, Romanian author/poet, dies at about 60
1868Henry P Scholte, Dutch/US vicar (Iowa), dies at 62
1868Jacob van Lennep, Dutch 2nd member of parliament, dies at 66
1900Friedrich Nietschze, philosopher (Also sprach Zarathustra), dies at 55
1901Clara Maass, army nurse sacrificied her life at 25 to prove that the mosquito carries yellow fever
1929Frederick Burton, cricketer (Australian wicketkeeper 1886-87), dies
1930Siegfried Wagner, composer, dies at 61
1936Grogorij J Zinovjev, Russian revolutionary, dies
1938Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Jama), dies at 67
1942George EAE, English prince/earl of St Andrews, dies in battle at 39
1942Panayot Pipkov, composer, dies at 70
1942W van Daalen, opposition leader on Celebes, beheaded
1944Krijn van den Helm, resistance fighter (KP Leeuwarden), shot to death
1944Mussa Dshalil, writer, dies
1947Clark Wissler, US cultural anthropologist, dies at 76
1956Alfred C Kinsey, US sexologist (Kinsey Report), dies
1967Paul Muni, actor (Good Earth), dies after lengthy illness at 71
1967George Lincoln Rockwell, head of American Nazi Party, assassinated
1968John George, actor (Kolb-Adventures of Fu Manchu), dies at 70
1968Stan McCabe, cricketer (39 Tests for Australia 1930-38), dies
1971Ted Lewis, [Theodore L Friedman], bandleader, dies at 80
1972Juan Carlos Paz, composer, dies at 71
1972Robert Denzler, composer, dies at 80
1975Frans van Amelsvoort, choir conductor, dies at 75
1975John R Dunning, US physicist, dies at 67
1976Perc Hornibrook, cricketer (6 Tests 1928-30, 17 wickets), dies
1976Eyvind Johnson, Swedish author (Nobel-1974), dies at 76
1979Stan Kenton, orch leader (Music 55), dies at 67
1980Gower Champion, dancer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), dies at 60
1982John AM "Hans" van Tongeren, actor (Hunk), commits suicide at 27
1984Truman Capote, author (In Cold Blood), dies at 59
1984Waite Hoyte, knuckleball pitcher, dies at 84
1985Samantha Smith, actress (Elizabeth-Lime Street), dies in plane at 13
1986Allen Case, actor (Deputy, Legend of Jesse James), dies at 51
1988Price Daniel, (Gov/Sen-D-Texas), dies at 77
1989Gunnar Johnsen Berg, composer, dies at 80
1991Don Nute, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 56
1991Niven Busch, US writer (Duel in the Sun), dies
1991Sergei Ajromeiev, soviet general, commits suicide
1992Alma Graciela Haro Esmerelda, singer, dies of diabetes at 65
1992Frederick O'Neal, actor (Anna Lucasta, Free White & 21), dies at 86
1992Jan G Toonder, writer (Castle in Ireland), dies at 78
1993Amy Biehl, US activist in South-Africa, murdered at 26
1994Ramdas Nayak, Indies hindu leader/politician, murdered at about 52
1995R B Hudmon, R&B/Soul Singer, dies at 41
1995John Killan Houston Brunner, British sci-fi writer, dies at 60
1996Alexander Colleridge Vanderpuiye Baka Tetteh, actor/lawyer, dies at 64
1996Dai Houying, writer, dies at 58
1996Erskine Childers, UN official/civil servant, dies at 67
1996Les Burns, local councillor, dies at 53
1996Sylvia Fisher, opera Singer, dies at 86
1997Clodomiro Almeyda Medina, Chilean external minister (1970-73), dies
1997James Dewar, journalist/documentary film-maker, dies at 70
1997Robert Pinget, novelist/Playwright, dies at 78

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