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0870 8th Ecumenical council ends in Constantinople
1066 Westminster Abbey opens
1570 Anti-Portugese uprising on Ternate, Moluccas
1610 Thomas West, Baron de La Mar, is appointed governor of Virginia
1638 Scottish Presbyterians sign National Convent, Greyfriars, Edinburgh
1646 Roger Scott was tried in Mass for sleeping in church
1653 -Mar 3] 3 Day Sea battle English beats Dutch
1667 English colony Suriname in Dutch hands
1692 Salem witch hunt begins
1704 Elias Neau, a Frenchman, opens a school for blacks in NYC
1704 Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 40, kidnap 100
1708 Slave revolt, Newton, Long Island NY, 11 die
1728 Georg F Händels opera "Siroe, re di Persia," premieres in London
1730 Tsarina Anna Ivanovna leads autocracy
1749 1st edition of Henry Fieldings' "Tom Jones" published
1759 Pope Clement XIII allows Bible to be translated into various languages
1778 Rhode Island General Assembly authorizes enlistment of slaves
1784 John Wesley charters Methodist Church
1794 US Senate voids Pennsylvania's election of Abraham Gallatin
1810 1st US fire insurance joint-stock company organized, Philadelphia
1819 1st public performance of a Schubert song, "Schäfers Klageleid"
1826 M Biela, an Austrian officer, discovers Biela's Comet
1827 1st commercial railroad in US, Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) chartered
1828 Franz Grillparzer's "Ein Treuer Diener," premieres in Vienna
1835 Dr Elias L"nnrot publishes Finnish poem "Kalevala"
1844 12-inch gun aboard USS Princeton explodes
1847 US defeats México in battle of Sacramento
1849 1st boat load of gold rush prospectors arrives in SF from east coast
1854 Republican Party formally organized at Ripon, Wisc
1859 Arkansas legislature requires free blacks to choose exile or slavery
1861 Territories of Nevada & Colorado created
1862 Opera "La Reine de Saba," premieres in Paris
1863 Confederate raider "Nashville" sinks near Fort McAllister Georgia
1864 -Mar 3rd] Skirmish at Albemarle County Virginia (Burton's Ford)
1864 -Mar 4th) Raid at Kilpatrick's Richmond
1871 2nd Enforcement Act gives federal control of congressional elections
1878 US congress authorizes large-size silver certificate
1879 "Exodus of 1879" southern blacks flee political/economic exploitation
1882 1st US college cooperative store opens, at Harvard U
1883 1st US vaudeville theater opens (Boston)
1888 Ferry in San Pablo Bay explodes
1888 Vincent d'Indy's Wallenstein-trilogy, premieres
1891 Oscar Grundén skates world record 500m (50.8 sec)
1893 Edward Acheson, Penn, patents an abrasive he names "carborundum"
1896 France dismisses Queen Ranavalona of Madagascar
1900 General Buller's troops relieve Ladysmith Natal
1902 Jules Massenets opera premieres in Monte Carlo
1903 Barney Dreyfuss & James Potter buys Phila Phillies for $170,000
1904 Vincent d'Indy's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres
1906 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Queen's U (Kingston Ont) in 2 games
1908 Failed assassination attempt on Shah Mohammed Ali in Teheran
1912 Victor Trumper's last Test Cricket innings c Woolley b Barnes 50
1913 6.8-m, 4000-kg elephant seal killed, South Georgia (S Atlantic)
1914 Construction begins on Tower of Jewels for the Exposition (SF)
1917 AP reports México & Japan will allie with Germany if US enters WW I
1917 Russian Duma sets up Provisional Committee; workers set up Soviets
1920 Maurice Ravel's "Le tombeau de Couperin," premieres
1922 Egypt regains independence from Britain, but British troops remain
1922 English princess Mary marries viscount Lascelles
1922 KHQ-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions
1923 Swedish king Gustaaf V begins state visit to Netherlands
1924 US begins intervention in Honduras
1925 "Tea For Two" by Marion Harris hit #1
1925 Congress authorizes a special handling stamp
1925 Longest win streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (9 games)
1925 Theater Museum of Amsterdam forms
1929 Chic Black Hawks lose record NHL 15th straight game at home
1931 Canadian Rugby Union adopts the forward pass
1931 Oswald Mosley founds his New Party
1933 1st female in cabinet: Francis Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor
1933 German Pres Von Hindenburg abolishes free expression of opinion
1933 Hitler disallows German communist party (KPD)
1935 Amsterdam Hotel of the Red Lion gets sidewalk permit
1935 Nylon discovered by Dr Wallace H Carothers
1939 Great-Britain recognizes Franco-regime in Spain
1940 1st televised basketball game (U of Pitts beats Fordham U, 50-37)
1940 Richard Wright's "Native Son" published
1940 US population at 131,669,275 (12,865,518 blacks (9.8%))
1941 39 U Boats (197,000 ton) sunk this month
1941 British-Italian dogfight above Albania
1942 1st weapon drop on Netherlands
1942 Japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies
1942 Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit
1943 "Porgy & Bess" opens on Broadway with Anne Brown & Todd Duncan
1943 63 U Boats (359,300 ton) sinks this month
1947 Anti Kuomintang demonstration on Taiwan
1950 "Alive & Kicking" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 46 perfs
1951 French govt of Pleven dissolves
1951 Senate committee reports of at least 2 major US crime syndicates
1953 Stalin meets with Beria, Bulganin, Khrushchev & Malenkov
1954 Patty Berg/Pete Cooper wins LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament
1954 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1956 13 die in a train crash in Swampscott Mass
1956 Forrester issued a patent for computer core memory
1957 Jockey Johnny Longden's 5,000th career victory
1958 West Indies 1-504 in reply to Pakistan 328, day 3 of 3rd Test Cricket
1959 "Goldilocks" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 perfs
1959 Ice Dance Championship at Colo Springs USA won by Denny & Jones of GRB
1959 Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Wagner & Paul of CAN
1959 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Colo Spr won by Carol Heiss USA
1959 Launch of Discoverer 1 (WTR)-1st polar orbit
1959 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Colo Spr won by David Jenkins USA
1959 NFL trade, Chicago Cards trade Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players
1960 8th winter Olympic games close at Squaw Valley, Colo
1960 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1960 US wins Olympic hockey gold medal by defeating Czechoslovakia 9-4
1961 JFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor
1962 WMGM-AM in New York City changes call letters to WHN
1966 Cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool closes
1966 Sandy Koufax & Don Drysdale begin a joint holdout against Dodgers
1967 Wilt Chamberlain sinks NBA record 35th consecutive field goal
1968 Pirate Radio Hauraki, off NZ, returns to the air
1969 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Spr won by Towler & Ford of GBR
1969 Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Spr won by Rodnina & Ulanov of URS
1969 Ladies Figure Skating Champion in Colo Spr won by Gabriele Seyfert GDR
1969 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Colo Springs won by Tim Wood USA
1970 "Georgy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 4 performances
1970 Bicycles permitted to cross Golden Gate Bridge
1970 Caroline Walker runs world female record marathon (3:02:53)
1970 KIIN (now KUN) TV channel 12 in Iowa City, IA (PBS) 1st broadcast
1970 WUTR TV channel 20 in Utica-Rome, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
1971 WDRB TV channel 41 in Louisville, KY (IND) begins broadcasting
1971 53rd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at PGA Natl FL Jack Nicklaus wins his 2nd golf grand slam
1972 George Harrison is involved in a minor car accident
1972 Last broadcast of "M*A*S*H" on NBC-TV
1972 Pres Richard Nixon ends historic week-long visit to China
1973 Suriname govt of Sedney arrests 13 union leaders
1974 Ethiopian govt of Makonnen forms
1974 Labour Party wins British parliamentary election
1974 Taiwan police shoots into crowd
1974 US & Egypt re-form diplomatic relations after 7 years
1975 41 killed in London Underground, as train speeds past final stop
1975 EG signs accord of Lomé with 46 developing countries
1975 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 18th Grammy Awards: Love Will Keep Us Together, Natalie Cole wins
1976 Ceuta & Melilla (Spanish Morocco) are last European African possession
1976 Spain withdraws from Western Sahara
1977 1st killer whale born in captivity (Marineland, LA Calif)
1977 Harbor strike in Rotterdam/Amsterdam ends
1979 Ernest Thompson's "On Golden Pond," premieres in NYC
1980 "The Well-Tuned Piano" by La Monte Young premieres (takes 4 h 12 m)
1980 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1981 Calvin Murphy (Hou), sets NBA record with 78 consecutive free throws
1981 China PR throws out Neth ambassador due to submarine sale to Taiwan
1982 AT & T looses record $7 BILLION for fiscal year ending on this day
1982 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic
1982 FALN (PR Nationalist Group) bombs Wall Street
1983 Final TV episode of "M*A*S*H" airs (CBS); record 125 million watch
1984 26th Grammy Awards: Beat It, Michael Jackson wins 8
1986 European Economic Community sign "Special Act" for Europe free trade
1986 Peter Uberroth suspended 7 baseball players for 1 year, after they admitted in Curtis Strong's trial in September, they used drugs
1988 15th Winter Olympic games close at Calgary, Canada
1988 Anti-Armenian pogrom in Azerbaijan, 30 killed
1988 Pat Verbeek becomes 1st NJ Devil to score 4 goals in an NHL game
1988 Yvonne van Gennip skates world record 5 km ladies (7:14.13)
1989 Gretchen Polhemus, 23, (Texas), crowned 38th Miss USA
1989 Memo by Brian Gumbel criticizing Today Show co-workers becomes public
1989 Red Schoendienst & Al Barlick elected to Hall of Fame
1990 Dutch police seize 3,000 kg of cocaine
1990 US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) launches into orbit
1991 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Carre, Amsterdam
1991 "Speed of Darkness" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 36 performances
1991 Don Mattingly named 10th NY Yankee Captain
1991 Noureddine Morceli runs world record 1500m indoor (3:34:16)
1991 US & allied forces grant Iraq a cease fire
1993 "Anna Christie" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 54 performances
1993 7th American Comedy Award: Seinfeld wins
1993 Gun battle erupts at Waco Texas between FBI & Branch Davidians
1993 Iolanda Chen triple jumps world indoor record hop step (14.46m)
1993 Tony Curtis weds Lisa Deutsch as his 4th wife
1994 100 agents raid Branch Davidian compound at Waco Texas
1994 Brady Law, imposing a wait-period to buy a hand-gun, went into effect
1995 Denver International Airport opens
1996 38th Grammy Awards: Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morisette wins
1997 Earthquake in Pakistan, kills 45
1997 FBI agent Earl Pitts pleads guilty to selling secrets to Russia
1997 Smokers must prove they are over 18 to purchase cigarettes in US
1998 "View From the Bridge," closes at Criterion Theater NYC
1998 Vancouver Canucks Mark Messier is 4th NHLer to get 1,600 points

Famous birthdays for this day Events  Deaths

1533Michel de Montaigne, France, essayist/philosopher
1552Jobst Brgi, [Justus Byrgius], Swiss/German mathematician
1573Elias Hill, German architect/city builder (Augsburg)
1616Kaspar Forster, composer
1632Jean-Baptiste Lully, Florence Italy, composer
1663Thomas Newcomen, English co-inventor (steam engine)
1683René-Antoine de Réaumur, France, biologist/engineer
1690Aleksei P Romanov, Russia, son of Peter the Great
1712Louis Joseph de Montcalm de Saint-Véran, France, general
1747Justin Morgan, composer
1750Ignacy Potocki, Polish foreign minister
1764Robert Haldane, Scottish theologist/philanthropist
1771French Jozef Kinsoen, Flemish portrait painter
1786D François J Arago, French astronomer/physicist/politician
1792Henriette ALF countess d'Oultremont de Wégimont, wife of King Willem I
1792Karl Earnest Ritter von Baer, Estonian/German embryologist
1797Mary Lyon, US, educator (Mt Holyoke) (Hall of Fame)
1797W Frederik K, prince of Netherlands/general/admiral (10 day campaign)
1799Johann von Döllinger, German Old Catholic theologian/historian
1810Reinier C Bakhuizen van de Brink, Dutch historian
1812Berthold Auerbach, German author (Schwarzwälder Dorfgeschichten)
1817James Craig, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1888
1820John Tenniel, England, cartoonist/illustrator (Alice in Wonderland)
1822Matthew Duncan Ector, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1879
1823Ernest Renan, French philosopher/historian/scholar of religion
1824Charles Blondin, France, acrobat/aerialist
1824John Creed Moore, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1910
1825Quincy Adams Gillmore, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1888
1833Alfred von Schlieffen, Count/Prussian general-fieldmarshal
1850Hermann Schell, German theologist/philosopher (Gott und Geist)
1854Juliusz Zarebski, composer
1857Gustave Adolph Kerker, composer
1858Jacob P Vis, Dutch industrialist (founder NV Royal Salt Industries)
1865Arthur Symons, Welsh poet/critic/co-founder (Savoy)
1865Wilfred Grenfell, England, medical missionary
1866Vyacheslav I Ivanov, Russian philosopher/classical/poet [OS=2/16]
1874Soledad Jiminez, Santander Spain, actor (Phantom ofthe Range)
1875Viliam Figus, composer
1876John Alden Carpenter, Chicago Illinois, composer (Sea Drift)
1877Sergei Bortkiewicz, composer
1882Geraldine Farrar, US soprano/actress (Story of American Singer)
1882José Vasconcelos, Oaxaca México, politician/essayist/philosopher
1882Richard Heinrich Stein, composer
1886José Gutiérrez Solana, Spanish painter/author (Madrid Escenas)
1886Max Vasmer, German slavic (La Tertulia de Pombo)
1887William Zorach, Lithuania, US sculptor (Spirit of the Dance)
1889Victor Sutherland, Paducah KY, actor (Captive City)
1890Vaslav Nijinsky, Kiev Ukraine, ballet dancer (3/12 NS)
1893Ben Hecht, NYC, novelist/playwright/screenwriter (Front Page)
1895Guiomar Novaes, Brazil, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit)
1895Marcel Pagnol, French playwright/director (Marchands de Gloire)
1896Philip Showalter Hench, Pittsburgh, physician (cortisone-Nobel)
1898Molly Picon, Yiddish actress (Milk & Honey)
1899Frederick Denison Maurice Hocking, pathologist
1900Laura Z Hobson, writer
1901Linus Pauling, chemist/peace worker (Nobel 1954, 1962)
1901Rudolf W Nilsen, Norwegian poet (Hverdagen)
1905Glyn Jones, writer
1906Bugsy Siegel, gangster created casinos in Las Vegas
1907Milton Caniff, Hillsboro Ohio, Dutch cartoonist (Terry & Pirates)
1909Olan Soule, La Harpe Ill, actor (My 3 Sons, Arnie)
1909Stephen Harold Spender, Engld, poet/critic (Vienna, Edge of Darkness)
1910Roman Maciejewski, composer
1910Vincente Minnelli, Chicago IL, director (American in Paris, Gigi)
1911Amir Hamzah, Indonesian poet (Njanji Sunji)
1912Helmut Coing, German lawyer/director (Max-Planck-institute)
1914Jim Boles, Lubbock Tx, actor (Joe-One Man's Family)
1915Peter Medawar, England, zoologist, immunologist (Nobel 1953)
1915Zero "Samuel" Mostel, Brooklyn, actor (Fiddler on the Roof)
1917Hans Deutgen, Sweden, world champion archer
1917John B Connally, (Gov/Sen-D/R-Tx), took a bullet with JFK
1918Alfred Burke, London England, actor (Backfire)
1920Edward Kassner, music publisher
1920Jim Olin, (Rep-D-VA, 1983- )
1920Marjorie M Sweeting, English geomorphologist
1921John Bouber, [Blom], actor/author (Fool of Heideloo)
1921Vladimir Sommer, composer
1923Charles Durning, Highland Falls NY, actor (Fury, Sting, Tootsie)
1924Robert A Roe, (Rep-D-NJ, 1969- )
1925Harry H Corbett, Rangoon Burma, actor (Steptoe & Son, Jabberwacky)
1926Seymour Shifrin, composer
1926Stanley Glasser, composer
1926Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter of Josef Stalin/author (My Life)
1927Bernard Frank, oriental scholar/writer
1927John Swire, British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific)
1928Bettye Ackerman, Cottageville SC, actress (Maggie Graham-Ben Casey)
1928Smokey The Bear
1928Tom Aldredge, Dayton OH, actor (What About Bob, Nurse, Mind Snatchers)
1929Frank O Gehry, architect (Galleria-Okla City)
1930Frank Malzone, baseball player
1930Leon Cooper, US physicist (Nobel 1972)
1931Gavin MacLeod, Mt Kisco NY, actor (Murray-Mary Tyler Moore, Love Boat)
1931Gustav Thoni, Italy, skiier (World Cup-1971, 72, 73, 75)
1931Jack Thieuloy, writer
1932Brian Moore, British commentator (Big Match)
1932Don Francks, Vancouver, actor (Terminal Choice, Finian's Rainbow)
1934Willie Bobo, NYC, jazz drummer (Cos)
1935Clive Halse, cricketer (S Afr fast bowler on 1963-64 Aust/NZ tour)
1938Martin Olav Sabo, (Rep-D-MN, 1979- )
1939Charles Brown, Cin Oh, featherweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1964)
1939John Fahey, singer (Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death)
1939Tommy Tune, Wichita Falls Tx, dancer/choreographer (Boyfriend)
1940Joe South, Atlanta, guitarist/songwriter/singer (Games People Play)
1940Mario Andretti, race-car driver (1969 Indianapolis 500)
1941Alice May Brock, author
1941Marty Sanders, rock vocalist
1942Brian Jones, rock guitarist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)
1942Frank Bonner, Little Rock AR, actor (WKRP, Hoax, You Can't Hurry Love)
1943Barbara Acklin, [Allen], Chicago, R&B singer (Love Makes a Woman)
1943Donny Iris, singer
1943Hans F Dijkstal, Dutch minister of the Interior (VVD, 1994-)
1944Colin Nutley, director/writer (Such is Life, Black Jack)
1944Kelly Bishop, CO, actress (Unmarried Woman, Advice to Lovelorn)
1945Charles "Bubba" Smith, Tx, NFLer (Balt Colts)/actor (Police Academy)
1945Mimsy Farmer, Chicago Ill, actress (Devil's Angel, Road to Salina)
1945Ronnie Rosman, rocker (Tommy James Shondells-Crystal Blue Persuasion)
1946Graham Vivian, cricketer (son of Giff, 5 Tests for NZ 1965-72)
1947Stephanie Beacham, England, (Devil's Widow, Schizo, Dallas, Colbys)
1948Bernadette Peters, [Lazzara], Queens NY, actress (Jerk)
1948Mercedes Ruehl, Queens NY, actress (Lost in Yonkers, Crazy People)
1948Willie Donnell Smith
1950Ilene Graff, Bkln NY, actress (Marsha-Mr Belvedere)
1950Stephen Chatman, composer
1951Gustavo Thoeni, Italy, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1972)
1951Karsan Ghavri, cricketer (Indian lefty medium pacer early 80s)
1952Cristina Raines, [Tina Herazo], Manila Phil, actress (Sentinel)
1952Eddie Manion, saxophonist
1952Jennie Lynn, San Diego Calif, actress (Love & Marriage)
1952Melissa Babish, SC, swimmer (Olympic)
1953Ricky "Dragon" Steamboat, [Richard Blood], wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA)
1955Adrian Dantley, Wash DC, NBA forward (Olympic-gold-1976, Utah Jazz)
1955Gilbert Gottfried, comedian (Beverly Hills Cop)
1955Randy Jackson, New Orleans, guitarist (Zebra-Tell Me What You Want)
1957Cindy Wilson, Athens Georgia, rock vocalist (B-52's-Love Shack)
1957Ian Smith, cricket wicket-keeper (NZ of the 80's)
1957Ian Stanley, keyboardist
1957Jeff Woodland, Papua New Guinea, Nike golfer (1991 Dakota Dunes Open)
1957John Turturro, Bkln, actor (Brain Donor, Color of Money, Jungle Fever)
1957Phil Gould, rock percussionist (Level 42-Hot Water)
1958Christine Lathan-Brehmer, German DR, 400m runner (Oly-gold-76)
1958Mark Pavelich, NHLer (NY Rangers)
1959Sydney P Mufamadi, South African leader (SACP)
1960Dorothy Stratten, Vancouver BC, playmate (August, 1979) (Galixina)
1961Barry McGuigan, British(?) boxer
1961Wayne Smith, Albany WA, Australasia golfer
1962Angela Bailey, England, Canadian 4X100m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)
1962Chunli Li, Auckland NZ, table tennis player (Olympics-96)
1962Rae Dawn Chong, Edmonton Alberta, actress (Quest for Fire)
1962Steve Tsujiura, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
1965Duane Ferrell, NBA forward (SF Warriors, Indiana Pacers)
1965Mikko Makela, Tampere Finland, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
1966Erik van Kessel, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
1966Jan Varholik, Kosice CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
1966Tim Goad, NFL defensive tackle (Cleve Browns)
1966Vincent Askew, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics, Trailblazers)
1967Antone Davis, NFL tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Phila Eagles)
1967Jeff[rey] Pfaendtner, Detroit, rower (Olympics-bronze-1996)
1967Marcus Lillington, rock guitarist (Breathe-All I Need)
1968J T Snow, US baseball 1st baseman (NY Yankees, Calif Angels)
1968Mike Milchin, Knoxville TN, pitcher (Minn Twins)
1969Elisa Fiorillo, singer (Forgive Me For Dreaming)
1969Robert Sean Leonard, NJ, actor (Dead Poets Society, Mr & Mrs Bridge)
1969Shawn McEachern, Waltham MA, NHL forward (Boston Bruins, Senators)
1970Jan Varholik, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998)
1970Mika Stromberg, Helsinki FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)
1970Noureddine Morceli, Algeria, 1500m runner (Olympics-gold-96)
1971John Buchanan, actor (Sidekicks, Black Stallion, Family Man)
1972Melisa Moses, Jacksonville FL, diver (Olympics-4th-96)
1972Scott Gragg, NFL tackle (NY Giants)
1973Demetrice Martin, WLAF cornerback (Scotland Claymores)
1973Denard Walker, cornerback (Tennessee Oilers)
1973Eric Lindros, London Ontario, NHL center (Phila Flyers)
1973Gary Walker, NFL defensive tackle/defensive end (Houston Oilers)
1973Henry Bailey, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Pitts Steelers)
1974Katie Allen, Australian field hockey full back/half back (Olympics-96)
1974Kevin Abrams, cornerback (Detroit Lions)
1974Michael Manasseri, actor (License to Drive)
1974Michael Swift, WLAF CB (Rhein Fire)
1975Azhar Mahmood, cricket pace bowler (Pakistani ODI 1996)
1976Angie Kennedy, Nambour QLD Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1977Aki-Petteri Berg, NHL defenseman (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998, Kings)
1977Debbie Koegel, Norristown Pa, dance skater (& Oleg Fediukov)
1978Marissa Perez, Miss Connecticut Teen USA (1996)
1979Virginia Ledgerwood, Chester Va, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)
1973Eric Lindros, NHLer (Phila Flyers)

Famous deaths for this day Events  Birthdays

1261 Hendrik, duke of Brabant (1248-61), dies
1573 Jan "Hans" Liefrinck, Flemish engraver/publisher, dies at about 54
1609 Paul Sartorius, composer, dies at 39
1618 Filips Willem, Prince of Orange, dies at 63
1626 Cyril Tourneur, English poet/dramatist, dies at about 51
1638 Claude G Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician/poet, dies at 56
1638 Henri duc de Rohan, French soldier/Huguenot leader, dies
1665 Lodewijk van Nassau, Dutch governor (Bois-le-Duc), dies
1737 Hercule Brehy, composer, dies at 63
1742 Willem J 's-Gravesande, Dutch physicist, dies at 53
1781 Richard Stockton, US attorney (signed Decl of Ind), dies at 50
1784 Phillis Wheatly, poetess, dies
1796 Friedrich Wilhelm Rust, composer, dies at 56
1818 Adriaan Loosjes Pzn, Dut publisher/writer (Moral Stories), dies at 56
1844 Abel P Upshur, Secretary of State, dies in explosion on USS Princeton
1844 Thommas W Gilmer, Navy Secretary, dies in explosion on USS Princeton
1876 Charles Edward Horsley, composer, dies at 53
1903 Girolamo/Jeromin de Rada, Albanian poet, dies at 88
1905 Joseph C Juglar, French physician/economist, dies at 85
1912 Bill Storer, English cricket wicketkeeper (6 Tests 1897-99), dies
1913 Elephant seal, 6.8-m, 4000-kg, killed in S Georgia (South Atlantic)
1916 Henry James, US/British writer (Bostonians), dies in London at 72
1922 Vicente Lleo, composer, dies at 51
1925 Friedrich Ebert, soc-dem president Germany, dies
1929 Clemens Freiherr von Pirquet, Austrian artist (React of P), dies at 54
1929 John Ebenezer West, composer, dies at 65
1931 Ban Johnson, created (baseball's AL), dies after a long illness
1935 Alexander W F Idenburg, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1909-16), dies at 73
1936 Pedro Mu¤oz Seca, La Caraba/La oca, dies at 55
1940 Alfonso XIII de Borbón, corrupt king of Spain (1902-31), dies
1940 Johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81
1949 Stanley Robert Marchant, composer, dies at 65
1953 Jim Thorpe, decathlete (Olympics-gold-1912), dies at 64
1959 Maxwell Anderson, US dramatist (Key Largo, Bath Seed), dies at 70
1960 F S Flint, British translator/poet (imagist movement), dies at 74
1960 Jonathan Hale, actor (Blondie), shoots himself at 68
1961 Joris Vriamont, Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64
1962 Harold Ogden "Chic" Johnson, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), dies at 70
1963 Theodore Newton, actor (Voltaire, Ace of Aces), dies at 58
1964 Dirk HW Filarski, painter/lithographer (Bergen School), dies at 78
1965 Adolf Schärf, president of Austria (1957-65), dies at 74
1966 Charles A Bassett II, astronaut, dies at 34, in a crash of T-38 jet
1966 Elliot McKay See Jr, astronaut, dies at 38 in T-38 jet crash
1968 Doretta Morrow, actress (Because You're Mine), dies at 41
1968 Frankie Lymon, singer, dies at 25
1968 Juanita Hall, actress (Capt Billy), dies at 66
1972 Victor Barna, table tennis champ, dies
1973 Cecil Kellaway, actor (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 78
1973 Hope Landin, actress (I Remember Mama, Sugarfoot), dies at 79
1974 Mees Toxopeus, Dutch rescue-vessel captain, dies at 89
1975 Istvan Kardos, composer, dies at 83
1977 Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 71
1978 Eric Frank Russell, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space), dies at 73
1978 Philip Ahn, LA Calif, actor (Master Kan-Kung Fu), dies at 66
1979 Jane Hylton, English actress (Adv of Sir Lancelot), dies at 52
1979 Mr Ed, talking horse, dies
1980 Ian Alexander Ross Peebles, cricketer (45 wkts for England), dies
1984 Leslie Walcott, cricketer (Test for WI v England 1930), dies
1985 Charita Bauer, actress (Mary-Aldrich Family), dies at 62 in NYC
1986 Sven Olof Palme, Swedish PM (1969-76, 82-86), assassinated at 59
1987 Anny Ondra, actress (Blackmail), dies at 83
1987 Nora Kaye, US ballet dancer, dies at 67
1988 Mikha`il Na'imah, Lebanese playwright, dies at 99
1989 Hermann Burger, writer, dies at 46
1990 Colin Milburn, cricketer (9 Tests for England, 654 runs), dies
1990 Fabia Drake, actress (Nice Girl Like Me), dies at 86
1990 Tuppy Owen-Smith, S Afr cricketer (batsman v England 1929), dies
1991 Guillermo Ungo, member of El Salvador junta (1979-80), dies
1992 Angelique Pettyjohn, actress (Body Talk, Star Trek), dies at 49
1992 Emilla Sherman, choreographer/rockette, dies
1992 La Lupe, Cuban singer, dies of a heart attack in the Bronx at 53
1993 Fer A Olthoff, Dutch WW II resistance fighter (Het Parool), dies
1993 Franco Brusati, Italian dir/writer (Bread & Chocolate), dies at 70
1993 Ishiro Honda, Japanese director/producer (Godzilla), dies at 81
1993 Joyce Carey, [Lawrence], English actress (Number 27), dies at 94
1993 Ruby Keeler, actress (42nd Street, Dames), dies of cancer at 82
1994 Aisin Giorro Pu Chieh, brother of Last Emperor of China, dies at 86
1994 Buster Holmes, chef/restaurateur, dies at 88
1994 Elbert "Skippy" Williams, tenor Sax player, dies at 77
1994 George Osborne Sayles, historian, dies at 92
1994 Leopoldina Poldi Feichtegger Gerhard, dies at 90
1994 Pu Yi, brother of last Chinese emperor, Pu Yi, dies at 87
1995 Herman "Ace" Wallace, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 69
1995 Keith Rigg, cricketer (8 Tests for Australia 1931-37), dies
1995 Max Rudolf, conductor, dies at 92
1996 Daniel Chipenda, angolam politician, dies at 64

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