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0401 St Anastasius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1055 Seldjuken under Toghril Beg occupy Baghdad
1154 King Henry II of England crowned
1551 Dutch west coast hit by hurricane
1562 Battle at Dreux: Anne de Montmorency & huguenots under Condé captured
1686 Robinson Crusoe leaves his island after 28 years (as per Defoe)
1688 King James II's wife & son flee to France
1696 Jean-François Regnard's "Le Joueur," premieres in Paris
1732 Benjamin Franklin under the name Richard Saunders begins publication of "Poor Richard's Almanack"
1776 Thomas Paine published his 1st "American Crisis" essay, in which he wrote, "These are the times that try men's souls"
1777 Washington settles his troops at Valley Forge, Pa for winter
1783 English govt of Pitt Jr forms
1788 Chinese troops occupy capital Thang Long Vietnam
1795 1st state appropriation of money for road building, Kentucky
1823 Georgia passes 1st US state birth registration law
1828 South Carolina declares right of states to nullify federal laws
1835 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin approaches NZ
1842 US recognizes independence of Hawaii
1843 Charles Dickens publishes "A Christmas Carol," in England
1854 Allen Wilson of Conn patents sewing machine to sew curving seams
1859 Grading started for Market Street RR
1861 Battle of Black Water
1862 Skirmish at Jackson/Salem Church, Tenn (80 casualties)
1867 Victims of "Angola Horror" burned to death (Angola NY)
1871 Albert L Jones (NYC), patents corrugated paper
1881 Opera "Hérodiade" is produced (Brussels)
1884 Italy recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State
1887 Jake Kilrain & Jem Smith fight 106 round bare knuckle draw
1888 Stanley's expedition reaches Fort Bodo, East-Africa
1889 Bishop Museum founded in Hawaii
1890 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Beryl Coronet" (BG)
1891 1st Negro Catholic priest ordained in US, Charles Uncles, Baltimore
1891 Canadian Rugby Union forms
1894 Cricket day 5 1T Aus v Eng Eng 437 all out, Aus need 177 are 2-113
1903 Williamsburg suspension bridge opens between Brooklyn & Manhattan
1904 Dawson City hockey team begins 9 day walk to get a boat to Seattle to catch a train to Ottawa to play in Stanley Cup on Jan 13 1905
1907 239 workers died in a coal mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Penn
1907 Gas explosion at Jacobs Creek Pa, coal mine kills 239
1910 1st city ordinace requiring white & black residential areas (Balt)
1910 Rayon 1st commercially produced, Marcus Hook, Penn
1913 Jack Johnson fights Jim Johnson to a draw in 10 for hw boxing title
1916 Suriname Bauxite Company forms in Paramaribo
1917 1st NHL game played on artificial ice (Toronto)
1917 Quebec Bulldogs play their 1st professional hockey game
1918 Robert Ripley began his "Believe It or Not" column (NY Globe)
1919 American Meteorological Society found
1920 1st US indoor curling rink opens (Brookline, Mass)
1922 Mrs Theres Vaughn, 24, confessed in court to being married 62 times
1924 Test Cricket debut of Bill Ponsford, who scored 110 in 1st innings
1928 1st autogiro (predecessor of helicopter) flight in US
1930 James Weldon Johnson resigns as executive secretary of NAACP
1931 Bradman scores 112 Australia v South Africa at cricket SCG
1931 Joseph A Lyons (C) becomes premier of Australia
1932 British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas
1933 Electric Home & Farm Authority Inc, authorized
1934 Japan agress to fleet treaty of 1922 & 1930
1939 Russian air & ground attack against Finnish positions near Summa
1941 German submarine U-574 sinks
1941 Hitler takes complete command of German Army
1941 US Office of Censorship created to control info pertaining to WW II
1943 Military coup in Bolivia
1945 Austrian Republic re-establishes
1945 Jean Giraudoux' "La Folle de Chaillot," premieres in Paris
1946 Noel Cowards musical "Pacific 1860," premieres in London
1946 War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks French in Hanoi
1948 2nd political action of Java/Sumatra
1948 8th largest snowfall in NYC history (15.3")
1948 Cleveland Browns beats Buffalo Bills 49-7 in AAFC championship game
1948 Phila Eagles shutout Chicago Cards 7-0 in NFL championship game
1949 Luxury passenger ship Aquitania demolished in Garelock Scotland
1949 WJW TV channel 8 in Cleveland, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
1950 Gen Eisenhower named NATO commander
1950 Tibet's Dalai Lama flees Chinese invasion
1951 Nazi General Christiansen leaves Nethe
1952 Queen Juliana unveals statue "Docker"
1953 KFYR TV channel 5 in Bismarck, ND (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 Carl Perkins records "Blue Suede Shoes"
1957 "Music Man" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1375 performances
1958 1st radio broadcast from space (Pres Eisenhower voice "To all mankind, America's wish for Peace on Earth & Good Will to Men Everywhere")
1959 1st Liberty Bowl game-Penn State beats Alabama 7-0
1960 Fire aboard USS Constellation, under construction at Bkln (50 die)
1960 Frank Sinatra's 1st session with Reprise Records (Ring-A-Ding-Ding)
1960 Mercury-Redstone 1A reaches 210 km in test flight
1961 British govt begins decimal coin system
1961 Indonesian President Sukarno proclaims general mobilization
1962 Nyasaland secedes from Rhodesia & Nyasaland
1962 Street signs in Golden Gate Park approved by Park Commission
1962 Transit 5A1, 1st operational navigational satellite, launched
1963 Zanzibar becomes independent from UK
1965 French president De Gaulle re-elected (Mitterrand gets 45%)
1968 WCWB (now WMGT) TV channel 41 in Macon, GA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1969 Beatle's 7th Christmas album is released
1971 "Inner City" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 97 performances
1971 CBS airs "Homecoming A Christmas Story," (introducing the Waltons)
1971 NASA launches Intelsat 4 F-3 for COMSAT Corp
1971 Stanley Kubrick's X-rated "A Clockwork Orange" premieres
1972 Apollo 17 (last of Apollo Moon landing series) returns to Earth
1973 "Molly" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 68 performances
1973 Grenada adopts constitution
1974 "Man With Golden Gun" premieres in US
1974 Dave Kryskow scores Washington Capitals 1st NHL shorthanded goal
1974 Nelson A Rockefeller sworn-in as 41st VP
1975 John Paul Stevens becomes a Supreme Court Justice
1975 Ron Wood joined the Rolling Stones
1976 Jo Ann Washam/Chi Chi Rodriguez wins Pepsi-Cola Mixed Team Golf Champ
1976 John Lever takes 7-46 in 1st Test Cricket innings, v India Delhi
1976 Pres Brezhnev receives his 5th Lenin order
1976 Piper Cherokee crashes into Balt Memorial Stadium upper stands, 10 minutes after Colts lose 40-14 to Steelers. No one seriously hurt
1977 Dutch govt of Van Agt/Wiegel forms
1978 France performs nuclear test
1978 Indira Gandhi ambushed in India
1980 Anguilla becomes a British dependency separate from St Kitts
1980 Iran requests $24 billion in US guarantees to free hostages
1980 Mutaual Broadcasting cancels Sears Radio Theater
1984 China PR Premier Zhao Ziyang & Margaret Thatcher sign Hong Kong Treaty
1984 China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1984 Fire at Wilberg Mine in central Utah killed 27 people
1984 Scotty Bowman becomes NHL's all time winningest coach
1984 UK signs agreement with China to return Hong Kong to China in 1997
1984 Wayne Gretzky, 23, is 18th & youngest NHL-er to score 1,000 points
1985 "Wind in the Willows" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 4 perfs
1985 Mary Lund is 1st woman to receive a Jarvik VII artificial heart
1985 STS 61-C scrubbed at T -13s because of SRB auxiliary power problem
1986 USSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile
1986 Jack Morris agrees to salary arbitration with former team Tigers & accuses owners of collusion against free agency
1986 Michael Sergio, who parachuted into Shea Stadium during game 6 of the World Series, sentenced to 100 hrs of community service & fined $500
1987 Bruins' Linseman & Blues' Doug Gilmore score goals, 2 seconds apart
1987 Gari Kasparov becomes world chess champ
1988 NASA unviels plans for lunar colony & manned missions to Mars
1988 Oklahoma's College football team gets 3 year probation
1988 Unexploded WW II bomb found in Frankfurt, Germany-5,000 evacuated
1989 American Airlines purchases Eastern Airline's Latin American route
1989 Larry Bird (Celtics) begins NBA free throw streak of 71 games
1991 "Christmas Carol" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 14 perfs
1991 6,000th episode of One Life To Live
1991 Boris Yeltsin takes control of Kremlin
1991 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe arrested for cocaine possession
1993 "Red Shoes" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 5 performances
1993 Guinee general Lansana re-elected president
1995 Queen Elizabeth askes Prince Charles & Diana to divorce
1996 "Once Upon a Matress," opens at Broadhurst NYC for 187 performances
1997 MTV drops video "Smack My Bitch Up" by Prodigy

Famous birthdays for this day Events  Deaths

1036Su Tung-p'o, China, poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher
1498Andreas Osiander, Germany, Protestant Reformation theologist
1676Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, Paris France, composer/organist
1683Philip V, Versailles France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46)
1723Susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother
1744Jacobus J Cramer, priest of Holland/Zealand/West-Friesland
1753John Taylor, Virginia, philosopher (Jeffersonian Democracy)
1778Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte, daughter of King Louis XVI & Marie-Antoinette
1779Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, Paris France, engraver
1783Charles-Julien Brianchon, France, mathematician (Brianchon's theorem)
1790William Parry, England, Arctic explorer
1792[Andries] Hendrik Potgieter, Cape Colony, settled Transvaal
1796Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Quel Spain, poet/comic playwright
1797Josef Theodor Krov, composer
1809Pierre-Joseph van Beneden, Belg, paleont (life cycle of tapeworms)
1813Thomas Andrews, Belfast Ireland, chemist/physicist (ozone)
1814Edwin M[cMasters] Stanton, Ohio, US Secretary of War (1861-65)
1817James Jay Archer, Brig General (Confederate Army) died in 1864
1819James Clifford Veatch, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1895
1821Mary Ashton Livermore, American reformer/women's suffrage leader
1824Hercules Robinson, Ire, South Africa Commissioner (1880-89, 1895-97)
1825George Frederick Bristow, composer
1832John Kirk Barry, Scot, Dr/companion to explorer David Livingstone
1836Maria L Sanford, pioneer educator (PTA)
1837John Carpenter Carter, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1849Henry Clay Frick, Penn, built world's largest coke & steel operation
1852A[lbert] A Michelson, Strelno Prussia, US physicist (Nobel 1907)
1861Constance [Clara] Garnett, Brighton Engld, Russian-English translator
1861Italo Svevo, Trieste Austria, Italian novelist (La Coscienza di Zeno)
1864Adolf Sandberger, composer
1865Hermann Hirt, Magdeburg Prussia, linguist (Indo-European Grammar)
1865Minnie Maddern Fiske, New Orleans La, actress (Henrik Ibsen's plays)
1865Tikhon Toropets, Pskov Russia, patriarch of Russian Orthodox/saint
1869Eduard Hermann, Coburg Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, German linguist (Homer)
1875Carter G Woodson, New Canton Va, American historian (black studies)
1876Carlo Gatti, composer
1878Anton Lajovic, composer
1879Beals C Wright, tennis champ (US Open-1905)
1879Otto Emanuel Olsson, composer
1880Nemesio Otano y Eugenio, composer
1882Walter Braunfels, composer
1883Louis Davids, [Simon David], Dutch cabaret performer/chorus performer
1883[Francis] Barry Byrne, Chicago Ill, architect
1884Antonín Z potocky, premier/president of Czechoslovakia [OS]
1884Ferdinando Liuzzi, composer
1885F S Flint, London England, translator/poet (imagist movement)
1888Fritz Reiner, Budapest Hungary, US conductor (Chicago Symphony Orch)
1890Klaas Painter, vicar/antifascist (Occupies possession) [or 1880]
1890Klaas Schilder, Dutch theologist/vicar (Occupied Territory)
1891Edward Bernard Andre Maria Raczynski, Poland, pres-in-exile (1979-86)
1893Harry Blomberg, Swedish author (Mäster Jacob)
1894Ford C Frick, baseball commissioner (1951-65)
1894Paul Dessau, Hamburg Germany, composer/conducter (Berlin, 1925-33)
1894Yoshida Isoya, Tokyo Japan, architect (modern sukiya style)
1895Ingeborg Refling-Hagen, Norwegian author/poet (Loke Saar Havre)
1895Maurice Roelants, Belgian author (Jazz Player)
1896John Seldon Whale, theologian
1897Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, France, anti-Semite/nazi collaborator
1901Oliver [Hazard Perry] La Farge, NYC, anthropologist/novelist
1901Vitorino Nemésio, Portuguese author (Presença)
1902Leonard Hirsch, British violinist/orchestra leader (RAF Symph Orch)
1902Ralph Richardson, England, actor (Anna Karenina, Dr Zhivago)
1903Cyril Dean Darlington, England, biologist (hereditary mechanisms)
1903George Davis Snell, Bradford Mass, geneticist (H-2 gene)
1903George Snell, genetecist
1903Theo Harych, writer
1905Charles Robert Owen Medley, dancer/choreographer
1906H Allen Smith, Ill, humorist/author (Low Man on Totem Pole)
1906Leonid I Brezhnev, Ukraine, 1st Secretary of USSR (1964-82)
1910Jean Genet, Paris France, criminal/novelist/dramatist (The Blacks)
1910Jose Lezama Lima, Havana Cuba, poet/novelist
1915Edith Piaf, [E Giovanna Gassion], Paris, chanteuse (Little Sparrow)
1916Adriaan van der Veen, Dutch writer (Sister at Sea)
1916Hal Hastings, NYC, orch leader (Chevrolet on Broadway)
1916Mervyn Wallace, cricketer (13 Tests for NZ, latterly as capt)
1917Graham Sharp, ice skater
1920David Susskind, NYC, TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show)
1920Ragnild Hveger, Denmark, 400m swimmer (Olympic-silver-1936) [NS]
1921Ludvik Podest, composer
1922Walter Höllerer, writer
1923Luigi Innocenti, designer
1924Edmund Purdom, England, actor (Asissi Underground, Pieces)
1924Peter Prowtiny, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
1925Jimmy Dickens, Bolt WV, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)
1925Tankred Torst, writer
1926Bobby Layne, NFL QB (Detroit Lions)
1926Jeanne Kirkpatrick, US ambassador to UN
1928Galt MacDermot, Montreal Canada, composer (Letting Down My Hair)
1928Michael Hurd, composer
1929Herman T M Lauxtermann, Dutch 2nd chamber member (VVD)
1933Cicely Tyson, Harlem NYC, actress (Roots, Miss Jane Pittman)
1933James Booth, London England, actor/writer (Zulu, Robbery, Revenge)
1934Al Kaline, Baltimore MD, Hall of Fame outfielder (Detroit Tigers)
1934Rudi Carrell, [Rudolf W Kesselman], Dutch showmaster
1940Phil Ochs, El Paso Tx, anti-war folk singer (Joe Hill, War is Over)
1941Maurice White, Memphis TN, rock vocalist (Earth, Wind & Fire-Spirit)
1942Jean-Patric Manchette, thriller writer
1943William De Vries, Bkln, surgeon-inventor (Symbion artifical heart)
1944Alvin Lee, Nottingham England, rock vocals/guitarist (10 Years After)
1944Maurice White, rocker
1944Richard Leakey, anthropologist
1944Tim Reid, Norfolk VA, comedian (Venus Flytrap-WKRP, Frank's Place)
1944Zal Yanovsky, rock guitarist (Lovin' Spoonful-Do You Believe in Magic)
1945Elaine Joyce, Cleveland Ohio, actress (City of Angels, Mr Merlin)
1945John McEuen, rocker (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
1946Marianne Faithfull, Hampstead England, singer (Money, As Tears Go By)
1946Robert Urich, Toronto Ohio, actor (SWAT, Spenser for Hire, Vega$)
1947Janie Fricke, South Whitley In, singer (It Ain't Easy Bein' Easy)
1949Claudia A Kolb, US, 200m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic-silver-1964)
1949Lenny White, rocker
1951Fred W Leslie, Ancon Panama, PhD/astronaut (STS 73)
1953Peter McEwan, cricketer (NZ batsman early 80's)
1955Susil Fernando, cricketer (5 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983)
1956Alice Barrett, NYC, actress (Frankie Frame-Another World)
1957Doug Johnson, rock keyboardist (Loverboy-Get Lucky)
1957Kevin McHale, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
1957Liz Glazowski, Chicago Ill, playmate (April, 1980)
1958Iqbal Sikander, cricketer (Pakistan leg-spinner 1992 World Cup)
1958Limahl, British rocker (Kajagoogoo-Too Shy)
1958Rick Pearson, Marianna FL, Nike golfer (1990 Yuma Open)
1959Edward Metgod, Dutch soccer goalie (Haarlem, Sparta)
1959Kathryn "Furu" Carpenter, Marshall Mich, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)
1960Daryl Hannah, Chicago IL, actress (Splash)
1960Mike Lookinland, Mt Pleasant Utah, actor (Bobby-Brady Bunch)
1961Reggie White, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1962Bettina Huebers, Hamburg GFR, illegitimate daughter of Paul McCartney
1962Charith Senanayake, cricketer (played for Sri Lanka v NZ 1991)
1963Chris Greatrex, LPGA golfer (1995 Fielcrest Cannon Classic-71st)
1963Jennifer Beals, Chicago Ill, actress (Flashdance, Bride)
1963Karen Bliss-Livingston, Quakertown PA, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1964Arvydas Sabonis, NBA center (Portland Trailblazers)
1964Beatrice Dalle, Breast France, actress (Betty Blue, Sabbath)
1964Lorie Kane, PEI Canada, LPGA golfer (du Maurier Ltd-1994, 95)
1964Mike Fetters, Van Nuys CA, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
1964Randall McDaniel, NFL guard (Minn Vikings)
1965Chuckii Booker, rocker
1965Jessica Steen, Toronto, actress (Earth II, Homefront, Trial & Error)
1966Alberto "La Bomba" Tomba, Italian skier (Olympic-gold-1988, 92)
1966Courtney Griffin, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1966Eric Weinrich, Roanoke, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks)
1966Monique Oliver, Malibu Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-4th-1994)
1966Rajesh Chauhan, cricketer (Indian off-spinner since 1993)
1966Robert MacNaughton, NYC, actor (ET)
1966Roberto Beam, soccer player (Vitesse/MVV)
1967Doug Johns, South Bend IN, pitcher (Oakland A's)
1968Jennifer Devine, Portland OR, rower (Olympics-96)
1969Chris Robinson, Atlanta, rocker (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker)
1969Kristy Swanson, actress (Knots Landing, Buffy Vampire Slayer)
1969Michael Bates, NFL wide receiver (Cleve Browns, Carolina Panthers)
1969Mike Alexander, WLAF corner (Rhein Fire)
1969Nayan Mongia, cricketer (Indian Test batsman-wicketkeeper 1994- )
1969Santana Dotson, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1969Scott Pearson, Cornwall, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
1969Tom Gugliotta, NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves)
1970Jon Cleveland, Fresno CA, Canadian 100m/200m swimmer (Oly-br-92, 96)
1970Robert Lang, Teplice CZE, NHL forward (Team Czech Rep, Los Angeles)
1970Wendy Miles, Australia, golfer (1993 T77 Alpine Aust Ladies Masters)
1970Zac Foley, rock bassist (EMF-Unbelievable)
1971Amy Locane, Trenton NJ, actress (Andrea-Spencer, Sandy-Melrose Place)
1971Jen[nifer] Dore, Kearny NJ, rower (Olympics-4TH-96)
1971Mike Groh, WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)
1972Alyssa Jane Milano, Bkln NY, actress (Samantha-Who's the Boss)
1972Warren Sapp, NFL defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1972Waverly Jackson, DL (Carolina Panthers)
1973Kebu Stewart, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)
1974Bryant Westbrook, cornerback (Detroit Lions)
1974Jake Plummer, quarterback (Arizona Cardinals)
1974Ricky Ponting, cricketer (prodigious Tasmania batsman, Australia 1995)
1975Casual, [Jon Owens], rapper
1975Kristin Folkl, St Louis MO, volleyball outside hitter (alt-Oly-96)
1977Maria Joana Parizotto, Miss Universe-Brazil (1996)
1978Lauren Petty, Miss New Jersey Teen USA (1997)
1981Stevie Ficker, Miss Oregon Teen USA (1997)
1996Paige Speakman, England, born 19 days before her twin sister
4913William C De Vries, surgeon/inventor (artificial heart)

Famous deaths for this day Events  Birthdays

0401 Anastasius I, Bishop of Rome (399-401), dies
1370 Urban V, [Guillaume de Grimoard], 1st Avignon Pope (1362-70), dies
1614 Melchior Bischoff, composer, dies at 67
1741 Vitus J Bering, Dutch navigator/explorer, dies
1749 Francesco Antonio Bonporti, composer, dies at 76
1798 Charles-Joseph Panckoucke, publisher (Moniteur Universel), dies at 62
1800 Georg Peter Weimar, composer, dies at 66
1804 Mary Bright, British PM Rockingham, dies
1810 Johann Heinrich Egli, composer, dies at 68
1815 Michel Woldemar, composer, dies at 65
1815 Robert Hudson, composer, dies at 83
1823 Nicolas-Joseph Hullmandel, composer, dies at 67
1848 Adam FJA van Duyn, governor of South Holland, dies at 77
1851 J M William Turner, British painter (Rain, Steam & Speed), dies at 76
1867 Jean-Georges Kastner, composer, dies at 57
1914 Johann F Ritter von Schulte, German catholic lawyer, dies at 87
1915 Alvis Alzheimer, German neurologist (Alzheimer Disease), dies at 51
1925 Jose Ignacio Quinton, composer, dies at 44
1930 Johnny Douglas, cricketer (soccer int, boxing gold medal), drowns
1939 Eric Fogg, composer, dies at 36
1939 Karl Wagenfeld, Low German writer (Lucifer, Death & Devil), dies at 70
1939 Willem Benoy, Flemish actor/director (The White), dies at 57
1941 L M Dovator, Russian general, dies in battle
1951 Barton Yarbrough, actor (Dragnet), dies at 51
1952 Harry Makepeace, cricketer (cricket & soccer intl for England), dies
1953 Robert A Millikan, US physicist (Nobel 1923), dies at 85
1953 Rudolf Leonhard, writer, dies
1957 John W Van Druten, US stage/screenwriter (I Remember Mama), dies at 56
1959 Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War, dies at 117
1966 Ehm Welk, writer, dies at 82
1967 Alfred Courtens, Belgian sculptor, dies at 78
1968 Norman Thomas, founder (ACLU)/Socialist Party (1926-55), dies at 84
1977 Nellie Tayloe Ross, 1st woman governor, dies at 101
1982 Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer, dies at 71
1982 Lawrence Collingwood, composer, dies at 95
1984 Michel Magne, composer, dies at 54
1989 Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English journalist/author, dies at 87
1990 Basil Henson, actor (Change Partners), dies of stroke at 71
1991 Ernest K Gann, US adventure novelist, dies at 81
1991 Paul Maxwell, actor (City of Fear, Freedom to Die), dies at 70
1993 Anthonius AM "Ton" Kors, writer (Time of Anton de Lange), dies at 47
1993 Antoon Veerman, Dutch ARP asst sect of Education (1973-75), dies at 77
1993 Michael Clarke, drummer (Byrds), dies of liver failure at 49
1994 Noel Pointer, jazz violinist, dies at 39
1995 Dame Ruth Nita Barrow, governor-general of Barbados, dies at 79
1995 Harold Watkinson, politician/businessman, dies at 85
1995 Janet Wilder, stuntwoman, dies at 29
1996 Marcello Mastroiani, actor (8«, Assassin, Family Diary), dies at 72
1996 Ronald Howard, actor (Hunting Party, Koroshi), dies at 78
1996 Yuli Borisovich Khariton, scientist, dies at 82
1997 David Norman Schramm, physicist, dies at 52
1997 Masaru Ibuka, co-founder (Sony Corp), dies at 89

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