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Events for tomorrow in history Birthdays  Deaths
1294 John II becomes duke of Brabant/Limburg
1342 Count Hartmann II becomes ruler of Vaduz (Liechtenstein)
1382 Battle on Beverhoutsfield near Brugge
1455 Jews flee Spain
1494 Jamaica discovered by Columbus; he names it "St Iago"
1494 Columbus discovers Jamaica
1512 5th Lateran Council (18th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
1512 Pope Julius II opens 5th Council of Lateranen
1515 Persian Gulf: Portugese fleet occupies Ormuz
1616 Treaty of Loudun kills French civil war
1621 Francis Bacon accused of bribery
1624 Spanish silver fleet sails to Panama
1629 French huguenot leader duke De Rohan signs accord with Spain
1640 English Upper house accept Act of Attainder
1654 Bridge at Rowley Mass begins charging tolls for animals
1660 Sweden, Poland, Brandenburg & Austria sign Peace of Oliva
1661 Johannes Hevelius observes 3rd transit of Mercury ever to be seen
1662 Royal charter granted Connecticut
1678 French conquering fleet at Curaçao, 1200 die
1715 Edmund Halley observes total eclipse phenomenon "Baily's Beads"
1722 Pierre de Marivaux' "La Double Inconstance," premieres in Paris
1747 Willem IV appointed viceroy of Holland/Utrecht
1765 1st US medical college opens in Philadelphia
1802 Washington DC incorporates as a city
1808 Goya's "Executions of 3rd of May"
1810 Lord Byron swims Hellespont
1815 Battle at Tolentino: Austria beats king Joachim of Naples
1822 Society for Propagation of Faith starts (Lyon, France)
1830 1st regular steam train passenger service starts
1845 Fire kills 1,600 in popular theater in Canton China
1845 1st black lawyer (Macon B Allen) admitted to bar (Mass)
1846 Mexican army surrounds fort in Texas
1851 Most of SF destroyed by fire; 30 die
1855 Antwerp-Rotterdam railway opens
1861 Lincoln asks for 42,000 Army Volunteers & another 18,000 seamen
1861 Gen Winfield Scott presents his Anaconda Plan
1863 Battle of Chancellorsville-Beaten Union army withdraws
1863 Battle of Fredricksburg, VA (Marye's Heights)
1863 Battle of Salem Church, VA
1864 3rd day in Battle at Alexandria Louisiana: Confederate assault
1886 M A Maclean elected 1st mayor of Vancouver, BC
1898 Camp Merriman forms at Presidio (SF) (see 0517)
1900 26th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Boland aboard Lieut Gibson wins in 2:06¬
1901 Fire destroyed 1,700 buildings in Jacksonville, Florida
1902 28th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on Alan-a-Dale wins in 2:08.75
1903 AVC Heracles (SC Heracles '74) soccer team forms in Almelo
1906 British-controlled Egypt takes Sinai peninsula from Turkey
1909 35th Kentucky Derby: Vincent Powers on Wintergreen wins in 2:08.2
1917 1st performance of Ernest Bloch's symphony "Israel"
1919 Afghanistan Emir Amanoellah begins war against Great Britain
1919 America's 1st passenger flight (NY-Atlantic City)
1921 West Virginia imposes 1st state sales tax
1922 Mayor Hylan closes streets for building of Yankee Stadium
1922 Salt layer find at Winterswijk
1923 1st nonstop transcontinental flight (NY-San Diego) completed
1926 US marines land in Nicaragua (9-mo after leaving), stay until 1933
1926 Pulitzer prize awarded to Sinclair Lewis (Arrowsmith)
1926 British general strike-3 million workers support miners
1929 Prussia bans anti-fascists
1932 24 tourists begin 1st air-charter holiday (London-Basle, Switz)
1933 1st female director (Nellie T Ross) of US Mint takes office
1934 Bradman scores 206 Aust v Worcestershire, 210 mins, 27 fours
1936 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio makes his major-league debut, gets 3 hits
1936 French People's Front wins elections
1937 Margaret Mitchell wins Pulitzer Prize for "Gone With the Wind"
1938 Concentration camp at Flossenbrg goes into use
1938 Lefty Grove defeats Tigers 4-3 for 1st of record 20 consecutive wins at his home field Fenway Park; he doesn't lose there until May 12 1941
1938 Vatican recognizes Franco-Spain
1941 67th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway wins in 2:01.4
1941 -4] German air raid on Liverpool
1942 Japanese troop attack Tulagi, Gavutu & Tanambogo, Solomon Islands
1942 Luftwaffe bombs Exeter
1942 Nazi's execute 72 OD'ers in reprisial in Sachsenhausen, Netherlands
1942 Nazi's require Dutch Jews to wear a Jewish star
1943 US 1st armour division occupies Mateur Tunisia
1943 Strike against obligatory labor camps ends, after 200 killed
1943 Pulitzer prize awarded to Upton Sinclair (Dragon's Teeth)
1944 "Meet Me in St Louis" opens on Broadway
1944 Meat rationing ends in US
1945 German ship "Cap Arcona" sinks in East Sea, 5,800 killed
1945 British troop join in Rangoon
1945 Allies arrests German nuclear physics Werner Heisenberg
1945 1st Polish armour brigade occupies Wilhelmshafen
1946 International military tribunal in Tokyo begins
1947 73rd Kentucky Derby: Eric Guerin aboard Jet Pilot wins in 2:06.8
1947 Japan forms a constitutional democracy
1948 Pulitzer prize awarded to James Michener & Tennessee Williams
1949 1st firing of a US Viking rocket; reached 80 km
1951 Gil McDougald ties major league record with 6 RBIs in 1 inning
1951 NY Yankee Gil McDougald is 5th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (9th)
1952 78th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hill Gail wins in 2:01.6
1952 1st landing by an airplane at geographic North Pole
1952 "Call Me Madam" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 644 performances
1953 WTVO TV channel 17 in Rockford, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 Westchester conf of Amer Library Assoc proclaims "Freedom to Read"
1954 KTEN TV channel 10 in Ada-Ardmore, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 Pulitzer prize awarded to Charles A Lindbergh & John Patrick
1954 WHA TV channel 21 in Madison, WI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956 Frank Loesser's musical "Most Happy Fella," premieres in NYC
1956 A new range of mountains discovered in Antarctica (2 over 13,000')
1956 "Most Happy Fella" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 678 performances
1958 84th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 2:05
1958 WINS suspends Alan Freed for causing a riot in Boston, he quits
1959 Tiger's Charlie Maxwell hits 4 consecutive HRs in a doubleheader
1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Land of the Sky Golf Tournament
1960 Harvey Schmidt/Tom Jones' musical "Fantasticks," premieres in NYC
1961 Warren Spahn pitches a 2 hitter after pitching a no hitter
1962 Express train crashed into wreckage of a commuter train & a freight, killing 163, injuring 400 (Tokyo, Japan)
1963 Martin Luther King Jr delivers his "I have a dream" speech
1963 Leslie Narum is only Balt Oriole to homer on his 1st at bat
1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Clifford Ann Creed Golf Invitational
1965 Pulitzer prize awarded to Irwin Unger (Greenback Era)
1965 KTCI TV channel 17 in St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) 1st broadcast
1965 Don Steele, begins a 40+ year radio career at KRTH (LA Calif)
1965 Cambodia drops diplomatic relations with the US
1965 3rd Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 2-1 in 10
1965 1st use of satellite TV, Today Show on Early Bird Satellite
1966 WDHO (now WNWO) TV channel 24 in Toledo, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
1967 Black students seize finance building at Northwestern U
1968 Holland Pirate Radio Station VRON becomes Radio Veronica Intl
1969 95th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Majestic Prince wins in 2:01.8
1969 "Trumpets of the Lord" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 7 perfs
1970 24th NBA Championship: NY Knicks beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
1970 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Golf Invitational
1971 Pulitzer prize awarded to John Toland (Rising Sun)
1971 Nixon administration arrests 13,000 anti-war protesters in 3 days
1971 National Public Radio begins programming
1971 Erich Honecker succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader
1971 All Things Considered premieres on 112 National Public Radio stations
1973 Chicago's Sears Tower, world's tallest building (443 m), topped out
1973 KC Royals' George Brett gets his 1st major league hit
1975 Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:40:15.8)
1975 101st Kentucky Derby: Jacinto Vasquez on Foolish Pleasure wins 2:02
1976 Panama 747SP lands after record flight around world (46:26)
1976 Pulitzer prize awarded to Saul Bellow (Humboldt's Gift)
1978 WI all set to lose cricket test v Aust at Kingston till riots end game
1978 Last cricket test match appearance for Bobby Simpson, at Kingston
1978 Anderlecht wins 18th Europe Cup II
1978 "Sun Day" - solar energy events are held in US
1979 1st woman prime minister of Great Britain (Margaret Thatcher)
1979 Bobby Bonds hits his 300th HR (2nd to have 300 HRs & 300 stolen bases)
1979 Martin Sherman's "Bent," premieres in London
1980 Texas Ranger Ferguson Jenkins becomes 4th to win 100 games in AL & NL
1980 Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits his 521st & final HR
1980 106th Kentucky Derby: Jacinto Vasquez on Genuine Risk wins in 2:02
1981 "Can-Can" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 5 performances
1981 "Moony, Shapiro Songbook" opens & closes at Morosco Theater NYC
1981 Sally Little wins LPGA CPC Women's Golf International
1982 Pres Reagan begins 5 minute weekly radio broadcasts
1982 NY Times reports that military will get 25% of NASA's budget
1982 ABC's All Talk network begins on radio (2 west coast stations)
1983 Bruins 3-Isles 8-Wales Conf Championship-Isles hold 3-1 lead
1983 Soviet leader Andropov decreases nuclear weapons in Europe
1983 US bishops condemn nuclear weapons
1985 Date of $5 million check in "View to a Kill"
1986 NY Yankee Don Mattingly is 6th to hit 3 sacrifice flies in a game
1986 NASA launches Goes-G, it failed to achieve orbit
1986 Cubs 3rd baseman Ron Cey hits his 300th & 301st HR
1986 Air Lanka crashes, killing 22
1986 112th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Ferdinand wins in 2:02.8
1987 Miami Herald reports a woman spent Friday & Saturday with Gary Hart
1987 Cindy Hill wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
1987 "Mikado" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 46 performances
1988 4,200 kg Colombian cocaine in seized at Tarpon Springs Florida
1988 Jasper Johns' "Diver" sold for $4,200,000
1991 Andy Williams weds Debbie Hass
1991 356th & final episode of CBS 2nd longest running series Dallas, 2nd only to Gunsmoke
1992 Ohio Glory wins 1st WLAF game (after 6 loses), beat Frankfurt 20-17
1992 NY Met Eddie Murray is 24th to hit 400 HRS
1992 Danielle Ammaccapane wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic
1992 Beverly Hills 90210 Gabrielle Carteris marries Charles Isaacs
1992 Balt's Gregg Olson, 25, is youngest to record 100 saves
1992 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Centel Senior Golf Challenge
1993 "Kiss of the Spider Woman" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 906 perfs
1994 29th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins
1994 D66/Dutch Liberal Party win Dutch 2nd Parliamentary election
1994 US space probe Clementine launched
1995 David Bell debuts for the Indians (3rd generation player, Gus & Buddy)
1995 Australia beat West Indies to regain the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy
1995 "My Thing of Love" opens at Beck Theater NYC for 16 performances
1996 Martin Moxon & Michael Vaughan make 362 1st wkt Yorks v Glam
1997 123rd Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens aboard Silver Charm wins in 2:02.3
1997 ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jason Queen
1997 Garry Kasparov begins chess match with IBM supercomputer Deep Blue
1998 wins Titleholders Golf Championship

Birthdays for tomorrow in history Events  Deaths
1446Margaretha, English princess/duchess of Bourgondie
1455Joƒo II, the perfect, King of Portugal (1481-95)/took in Spanish Jews
1469Niccol• Machiavelli, Italy, politician/writer (Prince)
1514Bartholomaeus a Martyribus, [Fernandez], primate of Portugal
1535Alessandro "Agnolo" Allori, Italian painter/carpet designer
1647John A "Joannes" Antonides van der Goes, poet (Bellone aen bant)
1649Johann Valentin Meder, composer
1691Carolus van der Abeele, Flemish jesuit/author (Introduction … l'amour)
1692Jan J Mauricius, Dutch governor-general of Suriname (1742-51)
1708Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theroist/composer
1729Florian Leopold Gassmann, composer
1737Friedrich Schwindl, composer
1742Jean-Baptiste Krumphultz, composer
1744Freidrich Wilhelm Weis, composer
1752Braz Francisco de Lima, composer
1764Elisabeth PMH, princess of France/son of king Louis XVI
1773Giuseppe Acerbi, Italian traveller/nature investigator/diplomat
1815Hermanus W Witteveen, Dutch theologist
1816Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union Army), died in 1892
1819Nicola De Giosa, composer
1826Charles XV Louis E, King of Sweden/Norway (1859-72)/poet
1844Edouard A Drumont, French anti-semitic journalist
1844Richard D'Oyly Carte, England, opera impresario (Ivanhoe)
1849Jacob Riis, Denmark, reporter (NY Tribune, NY Evening Sun)
1859Andy Adams, US writer (Log of a Cowboy)
1867Jack Hearne, cricketer (cousin of George & Alec 12 Tests for Eng)
1867Valère-Gille, Belgian playwright (La Corbeille d'Octobre)
1873Nikolay N Tcherepnin, St Petersburg, composer of ballets, songs [OS]
1873[Nicoline] Magdalene Anchor-Roll, Norwegian author (Kvinnen og Den)
1874François Coty, Corsica, Corsican senator/perfume maker
1876John Elicius Benedict B P Quick Carrington Dwyer, cricketer (Sussex)
1876Bert Hopkins, cricketer (Australian pace bowler of the 1900's)
1886Marcel Dupré, French organist/composer
1890B Traven, writer
1892Beulah Bondi, Chicago, actress (It's a Wonderful Life)
1892George Thomson, demonstrated electron diffraction (Nobel 1937)
1893Hope Landin, Minneapolis MN
1895Zoltan Korda, Hungarian/British director (Jungle Book, 4 Feathers)
1895Gabriel M-E-R Chevallier, French author (Le petit général)
1895Earnest Kantorowicz, German/US historian (Laudes regiae)
1897V K Krishna Menon, India, minister of defense
1898Golda Meir, [Meyerson], Kiev Ukraine, 4th Israeli PM (1969-74)
1898Septima Poinsette Clark, civil rights activist/educator
1899Aline MacMahon, McKeesport Pa, actress (Backdoor to Heaven)
1901Gino Cervi, Bologna Italy, actor (Les Miserables, Naked Maja)
1902Walter Slezak, Vienna, actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Inspector General)
1902Seton I Miller, Chehalis WA, writer (Pete's Dragon, Istanbul)
1902Jack Larue, NYC, actor (Lights Out, Mouthpiece, My Favorite Brunette)
1902Hugo Friedhofer, composer
1903Bing Crosby, Tacoma Wash, singer (White Christmas, Going My Way)
1904Charles "Red" Ruffing, NY Yankee pitcher, hitter (1930-46)
1904John Breeden, SF CA, actor (Salute, Madame Racketeer, Joy Street)
1905Albrecht Luitpold G Ferdinand Michael Wittelsbach, duke of Bavaria
1905Sebastian Lewis Shaw, actor (High Season, Ace of Spades, Caste)
1906Mary Astor, Quincy IL, actress (Maltese Falcon, Dinky)
1907Earl Wilson, Rockford Ohio, columnist (Midnight Earl)
1910Alceo Galliera, composer
1911John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, trumpeter
1913Earl Blackwell, Atlanta Ga, author (Celebrity Register)
1913William M Inge, US playwright (Picnic-Pulitzer 1953)
1915Evencio Castellanos, composer
1916Pierre Emmanuel, French poet (Sodome)
1916Henry Barbosa Gonzalez, San Antonio Tx, (Rep-D-Tx, 1961- )
1917James Penberthy, composer
1919Betty Comden, Bkln, song writer (Comden & Green-Bells are Ringing)
1919Pete Seeger, NYC, folk singer (Weaver, Goodnight Irene)
1920Sugar Ray Robinson, [Walter Smith], middle/welterweight boxer (champ)
1921Vasco dos Santos Gonçalves, Portuguese leftist colonel
1922Marina Svetlova, ballerina/choreographer (Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo)
1923Ralph M Hall, (Rep-D-TX, 1981- )
1924Mary Carver, LA Calif, actress (Cecilia-Simon & Simon)
1925Nina Bara, Buenos Aires Arg, actress (Tonga-Space Patrol)
1928James Brown, Augusta Ga, singer/jail bird, soul brother #1 (Hot Pants)
1928Jeanne Bal, Santa Monica Calif, actress (Pat-Love & Marriage)
1929Hendrik L van Beek, Dutch vice-admiral
1929Jaharna Imam, Bangladeshi writer/political activist
1930David Evatt Tunley, composer
1931Joseph Lichtman Layton, dancer
1933Collie Smith, cricketer (exciting WI all-rounder all too briefly)
1934Georg Kroll, composer
1935Donald P Hodel, Portland Ore, US Secretary of Interior (1985-89)
1936Engelbert Humperdinck, [Arnolde Dorsey], India, singer (EH Show)
1937Frankie Valli, [Castelluccio], Newark NJ, singer (Four Seasons-Sherry)
1939Samantha Eggar, London England, actress (Collector)
1939José Torres, US, boxer (Olympics)
1939Jonathan David Harvey, English composer (Bhakti, Music of Stockhausen)
1941Nona Gaprindasvili, USSR, world women's chess champ (1962-78)
1942Lynn Farleigh, Bristol England, actress (Lovers of Their Time)
1942Vera C…slavsk…-Odlozilova, Czech, gymnast (Olympic-gold-1964, 68)
1943John Costello, historian
1944Ian Peter Leslie Smith, journalist
1944Peter Staples, rocker (Troggs-Wild Thing)
1945Sadiq Mohammad, cricketer (attacking Pakistan opening batsman 1969-81)
1946Greg Gumbel, sportscaster (CBS TV, WFAN)
1947Doug Henning, Ft Garry Manitoba, magician (Broadway play-Magic)
1949Albert Sacco Jr, Boston Mass, PhD/astronaut (STS 73)
1949Ron Wyden, (Rep-D-OR, 1981- )
1950Mary Hopkin, South Wales, singer (Those Were the Days)
1951Christopher Cross, [Geppert], Texas, singer (Sailing, Arthur's Theme)
1952Allen Wells, England, 100m dash (Olympic-gold-1980)
1953Van McLain, rocker (Shooting Star)
1953Bruce Hall, Champaign Ill, rock bassist (Reo Speedwagon)
1955David Hookes, cricketer (dashing Australian LHB, S Aussie stalwart)
1955Steve Jones, English pop guitarist (Sex Pistols-Mercy)
1957Cactus Moser, Montrose Co, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)
1957Rod Langway, Formosa, NHL defenseman (Mont Canadiens, Wash Caps)
1959Ben Elton, London UK, actor (Stark, Friday Night Live)
1959David Ball, Blackpool, rock keyboardist (Soft Cell)
1962Anthony Gilligan, Penrith NSW, Australasia golfer
1963Jeff Hornacek, NBA guard (Utah Jazz)
1964Ron Hextall, Winnipeg, NHL goalie (Phila Flyers, NY Islanders)
1966Paul Stevenson, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
1968Deborah Caprioglio, Miestre Italy, actress (Big Game Hunter)
1968Jay Darlington, London England, keyboardist (Kula Shaker)
1969Karen Kraft, San Mateo Calif, rower (Olympics-silver-96)
1970Ted Crowley, Concord Mass, US hockey defenseman (Olympics-1994)
1970Alexia Dechaume-Ballert, La Rochelle France, tennis star (1992 Aust)
1971James Roberson, defensive end (Tennessee Oilers)
1972Brett Hayman, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1972Josh Taves, defensive end (New England Patriots)
1972Vyacheslav Kozlov, Voskresensk Russia, NHL forward (Detroit Red Wings)
1973Dominique Monami, Verviers Belgium, tennis star
1973Michel Traveller, soccer player (Ajax)

Deaths for tomorrow in history Events  Birthdays
1010Ansfried, 9th bishop of Utrecht (995-1010)/saint, dies at about 69
1294Jan I, duke of Brabant/Limburg/poet, dies
1410Alexander V, [Petros Philargi], Kreta's Pope (1409-10), dies
1442Engelbert I, Earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, dies
1481Mohammed II, [Fƒtih], sultan of Turkey (1451-81), dies
1567Leonhard Paminger, composer, dies at 72
1614Sasbout Vosmeer, RC theologist/apostole vicar, dies at 66
1654François van Kinschot, treasurer-gen/chancellor of Brabant, dies at 77
1703Eglon van de Down, still-life painter, dies
1704Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, Austrian violist/composer, dies at 59
1707Michiel de Swaen, South Netherlands physician/poet, dies at 53
1737Abraham Patras, gov-gen of East-Indies (1735-37), dies at 65
1758Benedict XIV, [Prospero L Lambertini], Pope (1740-58), dies at 83
1764Francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedist, dies at 53
1774Heinrich A Fouqué, Prussian general (7 year war), dies at 76
1783Pieter Valck(x), South Netherlands sculptor, dies at 49
1792Carlo Zuccari, composer, dies at 87
1839Ferdinando Paer, composer, dies at 67
1841Cornelis T Elout, Dutch minister of Finance/Navy/Colonies, dies at 74
1854William Beale, composer, dies at 70
1856Adolphe Charles Adam, French composer/critic (Giselle), dies at 52
1856Adolfo Fumagalli, composer, dies at 27
1861Anthony Philip Heinrich, composer, dies at 80
1863Elisha Franklin "Bull" Paxton, US Confederate brig-gen, dies at 35
1868Olof Wilhelm Udden, composer, dies at 68
1881Josip Jurcic, Slovic writer (Schone Vida), dies
1893Josef Rudolf Zavrtal, composer, dies at 73
1902David R Capriles, Curaçaos director of psychiatric, dies at 64
1910Artie Shaw, bandleader
1916P draic Pearse, Irishg nationalist, executed by British firing squad
1917Norman Callaway, NSW bat, cricketer (207 in only FC innings), dies
1925Clément Ader, French engineer (steam engine airplane), dies at 84
1926Napoleon V Bonaparte, French pretender to the throne, dies at 63
1931Frank Hoyt Losey, composer, dies at 59
1931Otto Winter-Hjelm, composer, dies at 93
1932Anton Wildgans, Austr writer (Dies Irae)/dir Burgtheater, dies at 51
1939[Karl Eduard] Wilhelm Groener, German general, dies at 71
1942Johan H Westerveld, lt-col/leader Order Service, executed
1943Leslie Heward, composer, dies at 45
1945Louis L H de Visser, Dutch MP (CPN), dies at 66
1955Philips C Visser, explorer/ambassador to Moscow, dies
1958Frank Foster, cricketer (England all-rounder, 11 Tests 1911-12), dies
1961Maurice [Jean Jacques] Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher, dies at 53
1964Diana Wynyard, dies at 58
1965Howard Spring, British author (Heaven Lies About Us), dies at 76
1965Otto Forst de Battaglia, Austrian diplomat/genealogist, dies at 75
1966Wylie Watson, dies at 77
1968Leonid Leonidovich Sabaneyev, composer, dies at 86
1969Imre Vincze, composer, dies at 42
1970Candelario Huizar, composer, dies at 82
1972Les Harvey, rocker, dies
1972Dan Blocker, actor (Hoss-Bonanza), dies at 43
1972Bruce Cabot, actor (Diamonds are Forever), dies at 68
1975Samuel Gonard, chairman (International Red Cross), dies at 78
1976David Bruce, dies at 62
1976Ernie Nevers, college fullback (Stanford), dies at 72
1978Wim van Doorne, Dutch auto manufacturer (DAF), dies at 71
1979Erin O'Brien-Moore, actress (Nurse Choate-Peyton Place), dies at 76
1982Helmut Dantine, actor (Shadow of the Cloak), dies at 64
1982Hugh Beaumont, actor (Ward-Leave it to Beaver), dies at 73
1983Vaughn Taylor, act (Jailhouse Rock), dies of cerebal hemmorrhage at 72
1986Robert Alda, actor (Dan Lewis-Supertrain), dies at 72
1987Dicky Fuller, cricketer (one Test for WI 1935, one run, 0-12), dies
1987Yolande Christina Dalida, dies at 54
1989Christine Jorgensen, 1st transsexual, dies at 62
1989Muriel Ostriche, dies
1990Pimen, [Sergei Irzyekov], patriarch of Rus-orthodox church, dies at 79
1991Gerrit Mik, child psychiatrist/Dutch MP (D66), dies
1991Jersy Kosinski, author (Being There), dies at 57
1991Margaret Tallichet, actress (Stranger on the 3rd Floor), dies
1992Peter Bruni, dies of heart failure at 60
1992George Murphy, (Sen-R-Ca, 1965-71)/actor, dies of Leukemia at 89
1992Elizabeth Lennox, radio singer, dies of heart seizure at 98
1994Gustaaf AWC baron van Hemert Dingshof, mayor of Maarn, dies at 78
1994Haty Tegelaar-Boonacker, Dutch MP (CDA), dies at 63
1994Milford Dolliole, pioneer jazz drummer, dies at 90
1994Richard Scarry, author/illustrator of children's books, dies at 74
1995Michael Horden, actor (Fool, Green Man, Scoop), dies at 83
1996Jack Weston, actor (Ishtar, Rad, Cuba), dies of lymphoma at 71
1996Timothy Gullikson, tennis player/coach, dies at 45

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