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Welcome to It's History! for tomorrow, Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

Events for tomorrow in history Birthdays  Deaths
0844 Gregory IV begins & ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1139 Godfried II the Young becomes duke of Brabant
1327 King Edward III accedes to British throne
1348 Earthquake destroys Villach, killing 5,000
1494 Alfonso II replaces his father as king of Naples
1533 England's King Henry VIII marries Anne Boleyn (approximate date)
1554 Sir Thomas Wyatt gathers an army in Kent, rebels against Queen Mary
1565 Battle at Talikota India: Moslems destroy Vijayanagar's army
1579 Treaty of Utrecht signed, marks beginning of Dutch Republic
1721 Czar Peter the Great ends Russian-orthodox patriarchy
1775 Americans drag cannon up hill to fight British (Gun Hill Road, Bronx)
1787 Shays' Rebellion suffers a setback when debt-ridden farmers, led by Capt Daniel Shays, fail to capture an arsenal at Springfield, Mass
1799 1st US patent for a seeding machine, Eliakim Spooner, Vermont
1802 Napoleon elected president of Italian (Cisalpine) Republic
1817 Rossini's opera "La Cenerentola" premieres in Rome
1825 1st US engineering college opens, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, NY
1835 Opera "I Puritani," premieres in Paris
1835 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "I Puritani," premieres in Paris
1844 Recontre between Reps Weller & Shriver, US House of Representative
1851 Sojourner Truth addresses 1st Black Women's Rights Convention (Akron)
1854 Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Bednost ne Porok," premieres in Moscow
1856 Battle of Seattle; skirmish between settlers & Indians
1858 Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" 1st played, at wedding of Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Victoria, to crown prince of Prussia
1863 Battle of Kinston, NC
1863 General Joseph Hooker replaces Burnside as head of Army of Potomac
1865 CSS Shenandoah arrives in Melbourne, Australia
1870 Soda fountain patented by Gustavus Dows
1875 Anti-slavery society forms (NY)
1877 Congress determines presidential election between Hayes-Tilden
1882 Bilu, a Russian Zionist organization, forms
1885 Vincent d'Indy's "Saugefleurie," premieres
1890 National Afro-American League forms in Chicago
1890 Nellie Bly beats Phileas Fogg's time around world by 8 days (72 days)
1890 United Mine Workers of America forms
1894 James J Corbett KOs Charley Mitchell in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
1902 Aleksandr Skriabin's 2nd Symphony in C premieres in St Petersburg
1904 179 die in coal mine explosion at Cheswick, Pennsylvania
1904 J M Synge's "Ruders to the Sea," premieres in Dublin
1905 Largest diamond, Cullinan (3106 carets), found in South Africa
1906 Del Valle Inclans "El Marqués de Bradomin," premieres in Madrid
1907 Julia Ward Howe is 1st woman elected to Natl Inst of Arts & Letters
1908 John Blockx' opera "Baldie" premieres in Antwerp
1909 Richard Strauss' premier of "Electricity" in Dresden
1910 1st stumping by a 12th man in Tests (N C Tufnell, SAf v Eng)
1910 Children initiate idea of planting trees in Jerusalem
1915 Alexander Graham Bell in NY calls Thomas Watson in SF
1915 Giordano, Sardou & Moreau's opera "Madame Sans Gˆne" premieres in NYC
1915 Transcontinental telephone service inaugurated (NY to SF)
1916 Montenegro surrenders to Austria-Hungary
1918 Russia declared a republic of Soviets
1919 Founding of League of Nations, 1st meeting 1 year later
1921 Karel Capék's "RUR," premieres in Prague
1923 NVV donates Ÿ100,000 to mine workers of Ruhrgebied
1924 1st Winter Olympic games open in Chamonix, France
1929 Bradman scores 340* for NSW v Victoria, 488 mins, 38 fours
1932 1st commencement exercises at Hebrew U in Jerusalem
1932 Bradman scores 167 NSW v Victoria, 224 mins, 22 fours
1937 1st broadcast of "Guiding Light" on NBC radio
1937 Miami-to-Tampa bus overturned in a canal, kills 13
1937 Soap Opera "Guiding Light" premieres on radio
1938 Ian Hay's "Bachelor Born," premieres in NYC
1939 Earthquake hits Chill n Chile, 10,000 killed
1939 Joe Louis KOs John Henry Lewis in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1940 Nazi decrees establishment of Jewish ghetto in Lodz Poland
1942 Lt General Rommels African corps reaches Msus
1945 Dan Topping, Del Webb & Larry MacPhail purchase NY Yanks for $2.8 mil
1945 Grand Rapids, Michigan becomes 1st US city to fluoridate its water
1945 Japanese occupiers of Batavia arrest Indo-European youths
1945 NY Yankees sold by Ruppert estate to Larry MacPhail, Dan Topping, &
1945 West Africa 82nd division occupies Myohaung, Burma
1946 Richard Strauss' "Metamorphosis," premieres in Zurich
1946 United Mine Workers union rejoins American Federation of Labor
1949 1st Emmy Awards: Shirley Dinsdale & Pantomime Quiz (KTLA) win
1949 1st Israeli election - Ben-Gurion's Mapai party wins
1950 73°F (23°C) highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in January
1951 UN begins counter offensive in Korea
1952 Test debut of Richie Benaud, v West Indies at the SCG
1953 WABI TV channel 5 in Bangor, ME (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 Yuri Sergejev skates world record 500m in 40.9 sec
1955 Jill Kinmont hits a tree & breaks her back in Snow Cup Ski Race
1955 Russia ends state of war with Germany
1955 US & Panama sign canal treaty
1955 Columbia U scientists develope an atomic clock accurate to within one second in 300 years
1956 96.5 cm (38.0") of rainfall, Kilauea Plantation, HI (state record)
1957 FBI arrests Jack & Myra Sobel, charged with spying for USSR
1959 1st transcontinental coml jet flight (American) (LA to NY for $301)
1959 Pope John XXIII proclaims 2nd Vatican council
1961 1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference (JFK)
1961 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1961 Military coup in El Salvador
1961 Walt Disney's "101 Dalmations" released
1964 Beatles 1st US #1, "I Want to Hold your Hand" (Cashbox)
1964 Echo 2, US communications satellite launched
1966 WCMC (now WMGM) TV channel 40 in Wildwood, NJ (NBC) 1st broadcast
1968 Risse St in Bronx named
1968 Robert Anderson's "I Never Sang for My Father," premieres in NYC
1969 US-North Vietnamese peace talks begin in Paris
1970 Robert Altman's "M*A*S*H," premieres
1971 Charles Manson & 3 women followers convicted of Tate-LaBianca murders
1971 Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th Indian state
1971 Military coup in Uganda under Gen Idi Amin Dada
1971 Phila mint's 1st trial strike of Eisenhower dollar
1971 WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting
1972 25th NHL All-Star Game: East beats West 3-2 at Minnesota
1972 7' Ohio State center Luke Witte is stomped in face during a brawl in a game with Minnesota
1974 Blent Ecevit forms govt in Turkey
1974 Christian Barnard transplants 1st human heart without removal of old
1974 Ray Kroc, CEO (McDonald's), buys SD Padres for $12 million
1975 10th hat trick in Islander history-Denis Potvin's 1st
1975 Parliament disposes of premier sheik Mujib ur-Rahman
1976 Surinder Amarnath scores 124 on Test debut Ind v NZ Auckland
1978 Muriel Humphrey (D-Mn) appointed to fill late husband's Senate seat
1978 Padres trade pitcher Dave Tomlin & $125,000 to Rangers for Gaylord Perry (He wins 1978 Cy Young Award)
1979 22.2-km Oshimizu railroad tunnel holed through, central Honshu, Japan
1979 Pope John Paul II's 1st overseas trip as supreme pontiff
1980 Bani Sadr elected president of Iran
1980 Dutch Govt demands boycott of Olympics
1980 Highest speed attained by a warship, 167 kph, USN hovercraft
1980 Paul McCartney is released from Tokyo jail & deported
1981 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived back in US
1981 Mao's widow Jiang Qing sentenced to death
1981 Superbowl XV: Oakland Raiders beat Phila Eagles, 27-10 in New Orleans Superbowl MVP: Jim Plunkett, Oakland, QB
1982 9th American Music Award: Kenny Rogers win
1983 China's supreme court commutes Chiang Ch'ing's death sentence to life
1983 Infrared telescope satellite launched into polar orbit
1983 Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie arrested in Bolivia
1985 "Black & Blue," premieres in Paris
1985 "We are the World" is recorded
1985 Test debut of Wasim Akram, v New Zealand at Auckland (2-105)
1986 General Tito Okello's govt flees Kampala Uganda
1987 75th Australian Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats Pat Cash (63 64 36 57 63)
1987 Superbowl XXI: NY Giants beat Denver Broncos, 39-20 in Pasadena Superbowl MVP: Phil Simms, NY Giants, QB
1988 15th American Music Award: Anita Baker, Paul Simon & Whitney Houston
1988 George Harrison releases "When We Was Fab"
1988 Longest winless streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (15 games)
1988 Ramsewak Shankar sworn in as pres of Suriname
1988 VP Bush & Dan Rather clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in Iran-Contra affair
1989 Augusto Alcalde, 1st S Amer Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission
1989 Michael Jordan scores his 10,000th NBA point in his 5th season
1989 Yank owner George Steinbrenner meets with Pope John Paul II
1990 Avianca Flight 52, runs out of fuel & crashes in Cove Neck NY, 73 die
1990 Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is transferred to a Miami jail
1990 West-Europe's strongest hurricane
1991 Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 50 goals in less than 50 games (49)
1991 Manuel Noriega is given access to assets frozen by US govt
1991 Mark Waugh scores ton in 1st Test Cricket innings, v England Adelaide
1991 Soap opera "Generation's" last episode after a 2« year run
1992 66th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats M Fernandez (62 63)
1992 Dan Jansen skates world record 500m in 36.41"
1992 Hubble space telescope optics finds NGC3862/3C264
1993 20th American Music Award: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win
1993 Puerto Rico adds English as its 2nd official language
1993 Sears announces it is closing its catalog sales dept after 97 years
1994 Australia beat South Africa 2-1 to win the World Series Cup
1994 Mine fire at Asansol India, kills 55
1994 US space probe Clementine launched
1994 Accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, Michael Jackson settles a civil lawsuit out of court
1995 Jacques Santer succeeds Jacques Delors as chairman of Euro Committee
1997 71st Australian Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beat Mary Pierce (62 62)
1998 "Grease," closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1,503 performance
1998 "Patti LaBelle On Broadway," closes at St James Theater NYC
1998 Britain's Queen Mother, 97, gets an emergency hip replacement
1998 Helen Alfredsson wins Office Depot LPGA tournament
1998 Spice Girl Victoria Adams (Posh) & soccer David Beckham gets engaged
1998 Superbowl XXXII: Denver Broncos beat Green Bay Packers 31-24

Birthdays for tomorrow in history Events  Deaths
0749Leo IV, the Khazar, Byzantine emperor (775-80)
1037Su Tung-p'o, [J Sotoba], China, layman/poet/administrator [or Dec 19]
1477Anna de Bretagne, wife of Maximilian of Austria & Louis XII
1509Giovanni Morone, Italian theologist/diplomat/cardinal/"heretic"
1540Edmund Campion, London, saint/Jesuit martyr (Decem Rationes)
1615Govert Flinck, Dutch painter (Isaac blesses Jacob)
1626John van de Cappelle, Amsterdam, landscape painter
1627Robert Boyle, Ireld, physicist/chemist/author (experiments with color)
1634Gaspar Fagel, lawyer/pension advisor of Holland (1672-88)
1693Anna Ivanova Romanova, daughter of Ivan V/empress of Russia (1730-40)
1708Pompeo Girolamo Batoni, Italian painter
1728Antoine Court de Gébelin, French vicar/writer
1736Joseph-Louis, comte de Lagrange, Turin, French mathematician
1741Benedict Arnold, general/traitor (US revolution)
1750Johann Gottfried Vierling, composer
1759Robert Burns, Alloway Scotland, poet (Auld Lang Syne)
1766Hans CE Freiherr von Gagern, German advisor to Dutch king Willem I
1770Francis Burdett, British politician
1777Elias Canneman, Dutch liberal minister of Finance (1813-14)
1796William McGillivray, Old Aberdeen, naturalist
1806Daniel Maclise, Irish painter
1814Francis Harrison Pierpont, governor (Union), died in 1899
1826Rembt T H P L A van Boneval Faure, Dutch MP
1834Pablo Hernandez Salces, composer
1839Seldon Connor, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1917
1841John Arbuthnot Fisher, Ceylon, 1st Baron Fisher/admiral of the fleet
1844Frederick E Kitziger, composer
1851Arne Garborg, Norwegian playwright (Bondestudentar)
1851Jan Blockx, Belgium, opera composer (Sea Bride princess of Herberg)
1858Giuseppi Radiciotti, composer
1860Charles Curtis, (R) 31st US VP (1929-33)
1866Emile Vandervelde, leader of Belgian BWP party
1874Hewlett Johnson, [Red Dean of Canterbury], English bishop
1874[William] Somerset Maugham, Paris, novelist/poet (Of Human Bondage)
1880Francis George Scott, composer
1881Emil Ludwig, German biographer (Diana, Son of Man)
1881Gustave Frederic Soderlund, composer
1882Virginia [Adeline] Woolf, London, author (Jacob's Room, To Lighthouse)
1884Edward Kilenyi, composer
1885A J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Eline Vere, L'aiglon)
1886Wilhelm Frtwängler, Berlin Germany, conductor/composer
1887Diego Valeri, Italian author/poet (Le Gaie Tristezze)
1889Vladimir Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer
1891Dame Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Britian, actress (Cleopatra)
1891William C Bullitt, 1st US ambassador to USSR
1896John Moores, British gambling magnate/multi-millionaire
1898Joachim Wach, German/US philosopher/sociologist (Understanding)
1899Ace Goodman, KC Mo, comedian (Easy Aces)
1900Mildred Dunnock, Balt, actress (Baby Doll, Nun's Story)
1900Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ukraine, genetist/writer (Mankind Evolving)
1901Eric Brown, architect
1902Gerard P M Knuvelder, Dutch literature historian (Vocation, Kitty)
1903"Sleepy" John Estes, rocker
1904Frans Goedhart, Dutch journalist/founder (Het Parool)
1904Géza Frid, Hungarian/Dutch composer/pianist
1908Lord Iliffe, English publisher (Coventry Evening Telegraph/Autocar)
1908W H V "Hopper" Levett, cricket keeper (England in 1 Test in Calcutta)
1910Harold Watkinson, politician/businessman
1910Hendrik Willem Hans Osieck, composer
1911Julia Frances Smith, composer
1912Lucius E Burch Jr, US lawyer/civil rights leader
1913Witold Lutoslawski, Warsaw Poland, composer (Jeux Vénitiens)
1915Michael Duane, educationalist
1918Ken Mayers, actor (Robbie Robertson-Space Patrol)
1919Edwin Newman, NYC, newscaster/journalist/author (NBC-TV, Comment)
1919Patricia Louise Dalton, chair (Sherlock Holmes Society of London)
1921Alfred Reed, composer
1921Russell Reading Braddon, Australian author
1922Jules P de Palm, Antilles writer
1922Raymond Baxter, British TV host/author (Fast Lady)
1923Eva Zeller, writer
1924Lou "The Toe" Groza, AAFC, NFL tackle, kicker (Cleve Browns)
1925Eric Dempster, cricketer (NZ slow bowl of mid-50's, bowling avg 109.5)
1927Antonio Carlos Jobim, composer
1927Gregg Palmer, SF, actor (Scream, To Hell & Back)
1927Seung Sahn, zen teacher (Korean line)
1928Eduard Shevardnadze, Soviet Georgia, foreign minister of USSR (-91)
1931Dean Jones, Decatur Ala, actor (Ensign O'Toole, Company, Love Bug)
1931Harold Lloyd Jr, actor (Frankenstein's Daughter)
1931Paavo J Haavikko, finnish writer/poet/husband of Marja-Liisa Vartio
1931Stikkan, Stig Anderson, music entrepreneur
1933Corazón Aquino, president of Philippines (1986-92)
1934Elizabeth Allen, Jersey City NJ, actress (Laura-Bracken's World)
1936Dan Schaefer, (Rep-R-CO, 1983- )
1936Diana Hyland, Cleve Hgts Ohio, actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough)
1937Don Maynard, NFL receiver (NY Jets), #13
1937Kathleen Tynan Halton, writer
1938Betico Croes, Arubian politician (Status Aparte)
1938Etta James, [Jamesette Hawkins], US singer (Roll With Me Henry)
1941Elzie "Buddy" Baker, race-car driver
1945Leigh Taylor-Young, Wash DC, actress (Peyton Place, Alice B Toklas)
1946Josephine M Verspaget, sociologist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
1946Ronnie Brandon, rocker (McCoys)
1946Silvio Blatter, writer
1950Gloria Naylor, US author (Women of Brewster Place)
1950Michael Cotton, rocker (Tubes)
1951Steve Prefontaine, Coos Bay Oregon, 5K (Olympics-4th-1972)
1953Malcolm Green, rocker (Split Enz-I Got You)
1954Condredge Holloway, Alabama, CFL quarterback (Ottawa, Toronto)
1954Richard Finch, rock bassist (KC & Sunshine-That's the Way I Like It)
1955Joe Strummer, vocalist/guitarist (Clash-Rock the Casbah) [or 8/21/53]
1956Andy Cox, rock guitarist (Fine Young Cannibals-She Drives Me Crazy)
1957Edmund Theodore Sylvers, rocker (Sylvers)
1957Jeff Gossett, NFL punter (Oakland Raiders)
1957Jenifer Lewis, actress (Girl 6, Meteor Man, Sister Act)
1957Martha Elizabeth Thomsen, Moses Lake Wash, playmate (May, 1980)
1958Dinah Manoff, NYC, actress (Elaine-Soap, Carol Weston-Empty Nest)
1958Gary Brian Tibbs, London, rock bassist (Adam & The Ants, Roxy Music)
1958Harti Weirather, Austrian alpine skier
1961Michele Tobin, Chicago Ill, actress (Fitzpatricks)
1962Chris Chelios, Chicago, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks, Team USA)
1963Carl Fysh, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
1963Joe Lloyd, Highland Park Ill, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Space Coast)
1963Suzanne Klemann, Dutch singer (Lo‹s Lane-I Wanna Be)
1964Bob Sweeney, Concord, NHL center (NY Islanders, Calgary Flames)
1964Chip Foster, actor (Chip & Pepper's Surf's Up Saturday)
1964Pepper Foster, actress (Chip & Pepper's Surf's Up Saturday)
1964William Thomas Andrade, Fall River MA, PGA golfer (1991 Kemper Open)
1965Brian Holman, Winfield Ks, pitcher (Cin Reds, Seattle Mariners)
1965Esa Tikkanen, Helsinki FI, NHL left wing (Panthers, Canucks, Oly-B-98)
1966John [Vo] Velyvis, North Adams Mass, rower (Olympics-1996)
1966Mark Schlereth, NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1966Paul Ranheim, St Louis, NHL left wing (Hartford Whalers)
1966Pavel Torgajev, Nizhnij Novgorod, NHL left wing (Calgary Flames)
1966Richie Lewis, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
1967Mario Brunetta, hockey goaltender (Team Italy 1998)
1967Marty Calder, St Catharine ON, 62 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-12-92,96)
1967Randy Mckay, Montreal, NHL right wing (NJ Devils)
1968Lynette Brooky, NZ, golfer (NZ Open 1993/94)
1968Roosevelt Collins, WLAF DL (Amsterdam Admirals)
1968Tim De Leede, cricketer (Holland batsman 1996 World Cup)
1969Heidi Wolfgramm, rocker (Jets)
1969Jesse Harte, Rome Ga, heavy metal vocalist (Southgang-Tainted Angel)
1969Nolan Harrison, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, Pitt Steelers)
1969Penny Moore, WNBA guard/forward (Charlotte Sting)
1970Chris Mills, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, NY Knicks)
1970Milt Stegall, CFL receiver (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1970Pau Coll, WLAF kicker/safety (Barcelona Dragons)
1970Scott Hendrickson, CFL guard (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1971China Slick, rocker (daughter of Grace Slick)
1971Herman Smith, NFL/WLAF defensive end (Tampa Bay Bucs, London Monarchs)
1971Jordan Young, Thunder Bay Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Purdue)
1971Kerry Taylor, US baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres)
1971Kevin Williams, receiver/kick returner (Az Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys)
1971Konstantin Matoussevich, Israel, Men's high jump (Oly-7th-1996)
1971Tommie Jones, WLAF cornerback (Amsterdam Admirals)
1971Vincent Brisby, NFL wide receiver (New England Patriots)
1973Anthony Harris, linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
1973Elvis Presley Jr, alleged son of Elvis Presley
1973Marco Battaglia, tight end (Cincinnati Bengals)
1973Rodney Young, NFL safety (NY Giants)
1973Terrell Wade, Rembert SC, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
1974Adam Meadows, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
1974Daniel Sproule, Australian field hockey halfback (Olympics-96)
1974Jonathan Bryan Colling, Boston, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun Boys)
1975John Piersma, US, 200m/400m freestyle swimmer (Olympics-4th-96)
1976Tara Fleming, N York Ontario, LPGA golfer (1992 LPGA Corning-10th)
1978Christine Lakin, actress (Alicia Lambert-Step by Step)
1978Mandy Carraway, Miss Kansas Teen USA (1996)
1980Amanda Michelle Burns, Miss West Virginia Teen USA (1997)

Deaths for tomorrow in history Events  Birthdays
1138Anacletus II, [Pietro Pierleone], Jewish anti-pope (1130-38), dies
1139Godfried I, with the Beard, duke of Brabant/earl of Leuven, dies
1494Ferdinand I, cruel king of Naples, dies
1547Lieven Algoet, Flemish humanist, dies
1586Lucas Cranach "the Young", German painter, dies at 70
1640Robert Burton, author (Anatomy of Melancholy), dies
1726Guillaume Delisle, French geographer (Atlas géographique), dies at 50
1733Reinier V van Hompech, Dutch gen-maj cavalry, dies
1744Domenico Natale Sarro, Italian opera composer, dies at 64
1820Joseph F Weigl, German/Austria violin cellist, dies at 79
1821Johan Valckenier, Dutch politician/patriot, dies at 62
1829William Shield, composer, dies at 80
1855Dorothy Wordsworth, writer, dies at 83
1875Leopold Jansa, composer, dies at 79
1882Peter Singer, composer, dies at 71
1896Frans C Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (Court of Justice), dies at 68
1896Frederic Leighton, President of the Royal Academy (1878-96), dies
1899Alfredo d'Escragnolle, French/Brazilian writer (Innocencia), dies
1906Joseph Wheeler II, Confederate General, dies at 70
1906Pierre L Goossens, Belgian archbishop of Malines/Cardinal, dies at 78
1910Léon Walras, French economist (School of Lausanne), dies at 75
1917Edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies
1920Amadeo Modigliani, Italian sculptor/painter, dies at 35
1921Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych, composer, dies at 43
1942Eugene Samuel-Holeman, composer, dies at 78
1947Grace Moore, soprano/actress (One Night of Love), dies at 45
1947Al Capone, Chicago gangster, dies of syphilis at 48
1949Emil Axman, composer, dies at 61
1952Sveinn Bjírnsson, Danish 1st pres of Iceland (1944-52), dies at 70
1960Diana Barrymore, actress (Ladies Courageous), dies at 38
1960Rutland Boughton, composer, dies at 82
1963Wilson Kettle, Nfld, dies at 102, leaving 582 living descendents
1965Staff Nees, Flemish composer (Maria-oratorio), dies at 63
1968Virginia Maskell, actress (Only Two Can Play), dies at 31
1969John Zajíc, Czech student, self incinerates
1970Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st black female DA in NY, dies at 70
1970Marie Benavente, actress (Paradise), dies at 84
1975Vivien Kellems, TV hostess (The Power of Women), dies at 78
1977Donald Kerr, actor (Devil Bat, Killer Bats), dies at 85
1978Tango Duke, dies in Australia at 42; oldest known thoroughbred horse
1979J Robertson Hare, actor (Fighting Stock), dies at 87
1980David Newell, actor (Dangerous Curves, White Heat), dies at 75
1981[Adele] Marie Astaire, actress (Last Man on Earth, Millie), dies at 82
1981Richard Talmadge, actor (Speed Reporter), dies
1981Adele Marie Astaire, sister of Fred Astaire, dies at 82
1982Mihail A Suslov, Soviet party ideologist, dies at 79
1986Ernst Schnabel, writer, dies at 72
1986Horace Smith, cricketer (1 Test NZ v Eng 1933, one wkt at 113), dies
1987Emil Hlobil, composer, dies at 85
1988Colleen Moore, actress (These Girls Won't Talk), dies at 87
1990Ian Dudley Hardy, entertainer, dies
1990Ava Gardner, actress (Barefoot Contessa), dies of pneumonia at 67
1990Alexander Lockwood, actor (Duel), dies
1991Stanley Brock, actor (Tin Men), dies of heart attack at 59
1992John Touchstone, actor (Across Five Aprils), dies of cirrhosis at 59
1992Mahmoud Riad, sec-gen of Arab League (1972-79), dies
1992Nico Schuyt, Dutch composer, dies at 70
1992Vernon William Reed Sr, singer, dies after a long illness at 73
1994Stephen Cole Kleene, mathematician (Regular Expressions), dies at 85
1995William Sylvester, actor (2001, Devil Doll, Blind Corner), dies at 72
1995Tom Brugman, Dutch puppeteer (Brave Dodo), dies at 62
1995Peter Black, TV critic, dies at 82
1996Jonathan Larson, composer, dead Aortic aneurysm at 35
1996Ruth Berghaus, choreographer/director, dies at 68
1997Herbert Eugene Caen, columnist, dies at 80
1997Jean Dixon, psychic (Gift of Prophecy), dies of a heart attack at 79
1998Mohammad Yusuf Khan, prime minister of Afganistan in (1963-65), dies
1998Shinichi Suzuki, music teacher, dies at 99

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