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1143 Cardinal Guido elected Pope Coelestinus II
1247 Willem II of Holland elected Roman Catholic German emperor
1264 Comet said to predict death of Pope Urban IV is last seen
1430 Jews are expelled from Eger Bohemia
1569 Battle of Montcontour: Duke of Anjou beats Huguenots
1574 Fleet under admiral Boisot seize Spanish
1605 Chinese uprising on Philippines, Tondo/Quiapo massacre
1657 French troops occupy Mardyke
1691 English & Dutch army occupies Limerick Ireland
1735 France & Emperor Karel VI sign peace accord
1778 Capt Cook anchors at Alaska
1789 Washington proclaims 1st national Thanksgiving Day on Nov 26
1833 Composer Hector Berlioz marries actress Harriet Smithson
1862 -10] Battle of Corinth, Mississippi
1862 Skirmish at Bardstown, Kentucky
1863 Lincoln designates last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day
1872 Bloomingdale's department store in NY opens
1890 Capt Guillaume of Kerckhoven marches into Boma Congo
1899 J S Thurman patents motor-driven vacuum cleaner
1900 Edward Elgar/Cardinal Newmans oratorium premieres in Birmingham
1904 France & Spain sign treaty for Morocco Independence
1904 Giants Christy Mathewson strikes out then record 16 Cards
1904 Mary McLeod Bethune opens Daytona Normal & Industrial School
1906 SOS adopted as warning signal by 1st conference on wireless telegraphy
1906 US regime names Charles Magoon, governor of Cuba
1906 William Vaughan Moody's "Great Divide," premieres in NYC
1913 Federal Income Tax signed into law (at 1%)
1915 7.8 earthquake shakes Pleasant Valley Nevada
1918 Boris becomes king of Bulgaria
1918 Czar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria does distance of throne
1918 Selwyn Theater opens at 229 W 42nd St NYC
1919 Reds Adolfo Luque is 1st Latin player to appear in a World Series
1919 Serbian, Croatian & Slavic parliment accord for 8 hr work day
1920 Browns 1st baseman George Sisler gets his record 257th hit of season
1920 NFL (then American Pro Football Association) plays 1st games
1922 1st facsimile photo send over city telephone lines, Washington, DC
1922 Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes 1st woman in Senate
1923 Germany's Stresemann resigns
1924 King Hussein of Hedzjaz abdicts throne
1926 1st congress of Paneuropabeweging opens in Vienna
1926 Violet Percy runs female record marathon (3:40:22)
1928 French sun "Ondine" sinks returning to Toulon, drowning 42
1929 British Labour govt recovers diplomatic relations with USSR
1929 Julius Curtius succeeds Stresemann as German foreign minister
1929 Kingdom of Serbs, Croats & Slovenes changes name to Yugoslavia
1932 Iraq gains full independence from Britain, joins League of Nations
1933 Gustave "Staf" de Clerq forms Flemish National Covenant
1935 Italy invades Ethiopia
1936 Yanks set new attendance record of 64,842 in 3rd game of World Series
1939 Lemmer-Urk Dike closes
1940 France Vichy govt proclaims end to Jewish status
1940 Reds beat Tigers ending NL's 10-game World Series losing streak
1940 US forms parachute troops
1941 Adolf Hitler says Russia is "broken" & would "never rise again"
1941 All elderly Jewish men of Kerenchug Ukraine, are killed by SS
1941 Nazi's blow up 6 synagoges in Paris
1942 FDR forms Office of Economic Stabilization
1942 Launch of 1st A-4/V-2 rocket to altitude of 53 miles (85 km)
1942 NY Yanks Frank Crosetti shoves ump Bill Summers in World Series, he is fined $200 & suspended for 1st 30 days of 1943 season
1943 British 8th army lands at Termoli, East Italy
1943 Operations begin at PETA Java, defending (Japanese) fatherland
1944 1st broadcast of Radio Herrijzend Netherland
1944 RAF bombs West Kapelse
1945 Elvis Presley's 1st public appearance, he is 10
1945 Tigers & Cubs meet in World Series for 4th time
1945 World Federation of Trade Unions forms; CIO a member
1946 Cards beat Dodgers 8-4 at Ebbets Field to win NL playoffs 2-0
1947 "Under the Counter" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 27 performances
1947 1st telescope lens 200" (508 cm) in diameter completed
1947 WMAL (now WJLA) TV channel 7 in Washington, DC (ABC) begins
1947 With only 1 out to go, Yank Floyd Beven gives up a double breaking his World Series no-hit bid, it scored 2 runs & he lost game
1948 Columbia U reports discovery of uranium in Belgian Congo
1948 NFL becomes 1st sport televised as sport of week
1949 WERD, 1st black-owned radio station, opens in Atlanta
1950 1st black lead (Ethel Waters) on TV (Beulah)
1950 Indonesian army opens assault on Ambon, South Moluccas
1950 Baseball rules Phils lefty Curt Simmons cannot play in World Series despite his being on furlough from Army
1951 Bobby Thomson HR-Giants win pennant defeating Dodgers
1952 1st British nuclear test at Monte Bello Is Australia
1952 1st video recording on magnetic tape, LA, Ca
1952 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Monte Bello Is Australia
1953 10th Ryder Cup: US wins 6«-5« at Wentworth, England
1953 7th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 3-1 at Montreal
1953 KGGM TV channel 13 in Albuquerque, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 "Father Knows Best" premieres
1954 KFVS TV channel 12 in Cape Girardeau, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 "Captain Kangaroo" premieres on CBS-TV, Good Morning, Captain!
1955 "Mickey Mouse Club" premieres
1955 Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira becomes pres of Brazil
1955 Soviet battleship "Novorossiisk" strikes WW II mine in Baltic Sea
1955 WDBJ TV channel 7 in Roanoke, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 WTVS TV channel 56 in Detroit, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956 Sal Maglie & Dodgers defeat Yanks 6-3 in opening game of World Series
1957 Willy Brandt elected mayor of West Berlin
1959 13th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-1 at Montreal
1960 "Flair" (CBS' answer to Monitor) premieres on radio with Dick Van Dyke
1960 Janio Quadros elected president of Brazil
1960 SF's White House dept store 1st to accept BankAmericard
1960 Yanks win 8-7, ending season on a 15 game win streak, & record 193 HRs
1961 "Dick Van Dyke Show" premieres on CBS-TV
1961 "Mr Ed" premieres
1961 "Sail Away" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 167 performances
1961 KMED (now KTVL) TV channel 10 in Medford, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
1962 "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" opens at Shubert NYC for 886 perfs
1962 Dodgers set major league-record season attendance of 2,755,184
1962 Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched into Earth orbit
1963 "Here's Love" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 338 performances
1963 Hurricane hits Haiti; about 5,000 die & 100,000 injured
1964 Yankees clinch their 5th straight pennant, & 29th in club's history
1965 Cubs tie major league record of 3 triple plays in a season
1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1965 Whitey Ford notches #232 to become Yankees winningest pitcher
1966 Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva elected president
1967 KGSC (now KICU) TV channel 36 in San Jose, CA (IND) begins
1967 King Boudouin inaugurates world's biggest floodgate (Antwerp)
1967 William Knight sets X-15 speed rec of 7,297 KPH/4,534 MPH/Mach 6.72
1968 Howard Sacklers "Great White Hope," premieres in NYC
1968 Military coup overthrows Pres Fernando Bela£nde Terry in Peru
1968 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 "Coco" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 333 performances
1970 Baseball umpires call their 1st strike
1970 WAPT TV channel 16 in Jackson, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
1971 Billie Jean King became 1st female athlete to win $100,000
1972 Indians set a team record for lowest team batting avg .234
1972 Spaceflight 71-2 launched; 1st flexible substrate photovoltaic flown
1972 Steve Carlton wins 27th game for Phillies (almost « of their 59 wins)
1972 USSR performs nuclear test
1972 Balt Roric Harrison is last AL pitcher to homer until interleague play 25 years later
1973 Willi Stoph succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader
1974 Bundy victim (?) Nancy Wilcox disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah
1974 Frank Robinson becomes baseball's 1st black manager (Cleve Indians)
1974 Pele retires as soccer player
1974 Watergate trial begins
1975 George Harrison releases "Extra Texture" album in UK
1975 Ireland AKZO director Tiede Herrema kidnap
1976 Hank Aaron singles in his last at bat & drives in his 2,297th run
1976 Helmuth Kohl's CDU wins German parliament election
1977 "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" opens at Imperial NYC for 66 perfs
1977 Indira Gandhi arrested
1978 Gold hits record $223.50 an ounce in London
1980 4 dies in attack on synagogue in Paris
1981 Brewers (since 1970) & Expos (1969) clinch their 1st-ever postseason
1981 Irish Nationalist at Maze Prison near Belfast end 7-mo hunger strike
1981 Mike Weaver beats Quick Tillis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1982 Cox 4 rowing record set at 12:52 for 99 miles (Geneva, Switzerland)
1982 Milwaukee whips Baltimore 10-2 to win AL East championship
1982 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
1982 Record 11,763 start a 186 mile cross-country race near Stockholm
1982 Scott Weiland runs Detroit marathon backwards in less than 5 hours
1983 Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release "Say, Say, Say" in UK
1985 21st Shuttle Mission (51J)-Atlantis 1-all-military flight launched
1985 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) adopts constitution
1985 Pope John Paul II declares Titus Brandsma divine
1985 South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands adopts constitution
1986 Baltimore loses assuring Orioles of their 1st last-place finish
1986 Soviet Yankee-class sub sinks off NC, 3 die
1987 Benito Santiago ends longest catcher/rookie hitting streak at 34
1987 Michael Pruffer of France skis 135.26 MPH at Portillo, Chile
1987 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1988 26th Space Shuttle Mission, Discovery 7 returns to Earth after 4-days
1988 Criterion Center Theater opens at Broadway bet 44th & 45th Sts NYC
1988 Lebanese kidnappers release Mithileshwar Singh (held for 30 months)
1988 WBMW-FM, Wash DC changes calls to WJFK & begins airing Howard Stern
1989 Panamanian Defense Force attempted coup of Manuel Noriega fails
1990 East Germany & West Germany merge to become Germany
1990 George Brett becomes 1st to lead league in batting in 3 decades
1990 Tiger Cecil Fielder becomes 11th, to hit 50 HRs (& 51st)
1990 Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records
1991 25th Country Music Assn Award:
1992 Atlanta Braves win franchise record 98th game (old record 95 in 1957)
1992 LeVar Burton weds Stephanie Cozart
1992 Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV
1992 Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on SNL
1992 Toronto Blue Jays win AL East title
1993 "White Liars/Black Comedy" closes at Criterion NYC after 38 perfs
1993 Battle at TV station Ostankino/Moscow townhall, about 25 killed
1993 Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow
1993 Evangelist Tammy Faye Bakker (52) weds Roe Messner (58)
1993 Harry Belafonte performs in Tivoli Copenhagen
1993 Indians play their last game at Cleve Stadium, Chicago wins 4-0
1993 Somali General Aidids arm forces kill 18 US Rangers
1993 Giants need to beat Dodgers to force a playoff game with Braves for NL West title, but Dodgers destroy Giants 12-1, Giants end year 103-59
1994 Fernando Henrique Cardoso elected president of Brazil
1994 Gary Larson, announces he is retiring from doing "Far Side" cartoon
1995 1st 1st-class match at Hurstville Oval, Sydney (NSW v W Prov)
1995 OJ Simpson found not guilty in murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman
1996 Thunderdome in Tampa Bay renamed Tropicana Field
1997 Carolina Hurricanes 1st home game vs Pitts Penguins
1997 Gordie Howie, 69, plays in 7th decade, with IHL'S Detroit Vipers
1997 Japan's maglev train breaks world speed record at 280.3 mph
1997 Vancouver Canucks beats Mighty Ducks, 3-2 in Japan

Famous birthdays for this day Events  Deaths

1573Entonius Walaeus, Dutch calvinist theologist
1605Li Tzu-ch'eng, Chinese revolutionary, dethroned last Ming emperor
1631Sebastian Anton Scherer, composer
1647Johannes Voet, Dutch lawyer
1647John Foot, lawyer
1713Antoine Dauvergne, composer
1720Johann P Uz, German poet (Lyrische Poem)
1728Charles G Chevalier d'Eon de Beaumont, French spy/transvestite
1733François Krafft, composer
1761Dirk earl van Hogendorp, general/Dutch minister of War [OS]
1789Francis Hoyt Gregory, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1866
1792Cipriani Potter, composer
1800George Bancroft, historian (Hall of Fame)
1803John Gorrie, inventor (cold-air process of refrigeration)
1804Townsend Harris, 1st Western consul to reside in Japan
1807Heinrich Panofka, composer
1814Mikhail Yurevich Lermontov, Russian poet/writer (Demon & other poems)
1828Woldemar Bargiel, composer
1834Vilem Blodek, composer
1844Patrick Manson, "Father of tropical medicine"
1854William Crawford Gorgas, US, Surgeon-Gen, help cure yellow fever
1859Elenora Duse, Italy, actress (Hedda Gabler)
1860Annie EF Horniman, England, theater owner (Abbey Theatre, Dublin)
1862John Briggs, cricketer (mighty England all-rounder late 19th century)
1865Johannes IJWJ Eilerts de Haan, Dutch sea officer (Lucie R, Suriname)
1866Learmont Drysdale, composer
1871Stijn Streuvels, [Frank Lateur], Flemish writer (De Valschaard)
1872Edward Faber Schneider, composer
1880Warner Oland, Umea Sweden, actor (Jazz Singer, Charlie Chan)
1881Ludomir Michal Rogowski, composer
1882Gnther von Kluge, German fieldmarshal
1886Henri Alain-Fournier, French novelist (Great Adventure)
1888Carl von Ossietzky, Germany, journalist/pacifist (Nobel 1935)
1888Claud Allister, London England, actor (Bulldog Drummond)
1888Roy Webb, composer
1889Cv Ossietzky, writer
1890Henry Hull, Louisville KY, actor (Tobacco Rd, Boys Town, High Sierra)
1893Frantisek Picha, composer
1895Kurt Schumacher, co-founder/president West German SDP [OS]
1897Josephine "Mama Jo" Riley Matthews, midwife (SC)
1897Louis Aragon, French poet/writer (Feu de joie, Lesson poètes)
1899Gertrude Berg, Harlem NYC, actress (Molly Goldberg-Goldbergs)
1900Jay Irving, NYC, cartoonist (Draw Me a Laugh)
1900Thomas Wolfe, American novelist (Look Homeward Angel)
1901Masao Oki, composer
1902Arturo da Costa e Silva, marshal/pres of Brazil (1967-69)
1904Charles Pedersen, UK, biochemist (Nobel 1987)
1911Michael Hordern, Hertfordshire England, actor (Friar Domingo-Shogun)
1914Nel Rose, Dutch dance teacher
1916Angeles Alvarino Deleira, biologist/oceanographer/writer
1916James Alfred Wight Herriot, veterinarian/novelist
1919Boyd Bradfield Upchurch, [John Boyd], US, sci-fi author (IQ Merchant)
1919Walter Gieseler, composer
1921Ray Lindwall, cricketer (Australian fast bowler & St George full-back)
1922Marcel van Thienen, composer
1923Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Lwow Poland, conductor (Die Zauberflöte)
1925Gore Vidal, West Point NY, author (Myra Breckinridge, Lincoln)
1925W Howard Baker, English publisher
1926Marques Haynes, NBA player (World's Greatest Dribbler, Globetrotters)
1928Christian d'Oriola, France, foils (Olympic-gold-1952, 56)
1928Erik Bruhn, Copenhagen Denmark, dancer (Natl Ballet of Canada)
1928Shridath Surendranath "Sonny" Ramphal, Guyanese sec-gen (1975- )
1930David Mayer Epstein, composer
1933Neale A Fraser, tennis champ (US Open-1959)
1934Benjamin Boretz, composer
1934Harold Ralph Henning, Johannesburg S Afr, PGA golfer (1966 Texas Open)
1934Madlyn Rhue, Wash DC, actress (Bracken's World, Executive Suite)
1935Abdon Pamich, Italy, 50K walker (Olympic-gold-1964)
1935Charles M Duke Jr, Charlotte NC, Brig Gen USAF/astronaut (Apol 16)
1936Steve Reich, NYC, composer (My Name is)
1937Boldizsar Csiky, composer
1937Eli Jacobs, baseball owner (Baltimore Orioles)
1937Ton de Kruyf, composer
1938David R Obey, (Rep-D-Wisconsin, 1969- )
1938Eddie Cochran, Okla City, rock vocalist/guitarist (C'Mon Everybody)
1940Alan O'Day, Hollywood Ca, rocker
1940Jean Ratelle, NHL center (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins)
1940Mike Troy, US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1960)
1941Chubby Checker, [Ernest Evans], Phila, rock vocalist (Twist)
1941Chubby Checker, one-hit-wonder, Sang and danced "The Twist" in the early '60s In an obscure college newspaper from '62, There's a picture of a 5-year-old me with my 4-year-old sister in matching dresses dancing The Twist in front of some bemus
1943Jeff Bingaman, (Sen-D-New Mexico, 1983- )
1944Roy Horn, Las Vegas entertainer (Siegfried & Roy)
1945Kay Baxter, Woodsfield Ohio, Best Bodybuilder in World (1983-85)
1945Rik Kenton, rocker
1945Viktor Saneyev, USSR, triple jumper (Olympic-3 gold/1 silv-1968-80)
1946Bob Dotson, St Louis Mo, newscaster (Primetime Sunday)
1946Tristan Keuris, composer
19477th earl of Bradford, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
1947Lindsey Buckingham, rocker (Fleetwood Mac-Rumours, Tusk)
1949Yekaterina Aleksandrowna Ivanova, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-15A)
1950Laureen Ford, Gympie Queensland, golfer (1992 Alpine Aust Ladies)
1950Pamela Hensley, Glendale Calif, actress (Buck Rogers in 25th Century)
1950Ronnie Laws, US saxophonist/guitarist (Earth, Wind & Fire)
1951Dave Winfield, baseball outfielder (NY Yankees, Blue Jays, Twins)
1951Jack Grondin, rock drummer (.38 Special)
1951Kathryn D Sullivan, Paterson NJ, PhD/astro (STS 41-G, 28, 31, 45)
1952Gary Troup, cricketer (NZ lefty pace bowler in 15 Tests 1976-86)
1954Dennis Eckersley, Oakland CA, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1954Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dallas TX, guitarist (Sky is Crying, Texas Flood)
1955Angela Molina, Madrid Spain, actress (Streets of Gold, Half of Heaven)
1956Hart Bochner, Toronto, actor (Aron-East of Eden, Supergirl, Die Hard)
1956Peter Frechette, Warwick RI, actor (Paint it Black, George-Profiler)
1958Karen Morton Palmdale CA, playmate (Jul, 1978)
1959Carmen Russo, Genoa Italy, Miss Teenage Italy (1972)
1959Frederick Stephen Couples, Seattle WA, PGA golfer (1983 Kemper Open)
1959Jack Wagner, rocker/actor (General Hospital, Melrose Place)
1960Cinzia De Ponti, [Fiordeponti], Pescara Italy (Miss Italy 1979)
1962Rick Todd, Toronto, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Ben Hogan Dakota)
1962Tommy Lee, Greece, drummer (Mötley Cre), wed H Locklear/Pam Anderson
1963Dan Goldie, Sioux City IO, tennis star
1963Patrick Flatley, Ontario, right winger (NY Islanders, Oly-4 gold-1988)
1966Darrin Fletcher, Elmhurst IL, catcher (Montreal Expos)
1966Frank Hannon, rock guitarist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
1968Greg Foster, NBA center (Utah Jazz)
1968Marco Roelofsen, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1969Carl Thomas, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1969Eddie Sutter, NFL linebacker (Cleve Browns, Atlanta Falcons)
1969Mike Saunders, CFL running back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1969Shane Butterworth, actor (Timmy-Bad News Bears)
1969Stephen Scahill, Featherston NZ, Australasia golfer
1969Travis Hill, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
1970Justine Sowry, Australian field hockey goalie (Olympics-96)
1970Manny Martinez, San Pedro DE, outfielder (Seattle Mariners)
1970Roger Bailey, Chattahoochee FL, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
1970Tyji Armstrong, NFL tight end (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1971Reggie Givens, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
1972Christian Peter, defensive tackle (NY Giants)
1972Denny Vaughn, orch leader (Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour)
1972Michael Nylander, Stockholm Swe, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
1972Sandy Martinez, Villa Mella Dom Rep, catcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
1973Angelica Gavaldon, El Centro Calif, tennis star (1995 quarter Aust)
1973Neve Campbell, actress (Party of 5, Scream)
1976Kirsi Haenninen, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
1976Nate Johnson, Seattle Wash, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
1993Lindsay Fabes, actor (Charlie Winthrop-Another World)

Famous deaths for this day Events  Birthdays

0695 "Black Ewald", helper of Willibrord, murdered
0695 "White Ewald", helper of Willibrord, murdered
1283 Dafydd ap Gruffyd, last monarch of Gwynnedd (North-Wales), dies
1564 Christophorus Fabritius, [Christoffel Smit], calvinist vicar, burned
1568 Elisabeth van Valois, French queen of Spain, dies at 23
1646 Virgilio Mazzocchi, composer, dies at 49
1653 Mark Zuesius Boxhorn, historian, dies at 41
1656 Myles Standish, Plymouth Colony leader, dies (birth date unknown)
1685 Fidel Molitor, composer, dies at 58
1703 Pieter van Wooden, Amersfoorts rebel leader, beheaded
1703 Richard Saab, Amersfoorts rebel leader, beheaded
1750 Georg Matthias Monn, composer, dies at 33
1777 Jeremias van Riemsd˜k, gov-gen of Dutch Indies, dies at 64
1795 Tula, leader Curaçaose slave uprising, executed
1820 Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith, composer, dies at 74
1826 Jens I Baggesen, Danish writer/linguist (Labyrinth), dies
1828 Josephus Andreas Fodor, composer, dies at 77
1853 Andre Georges Louis Onslow, composer, dies at 69
1862 Pleasant Adam Hackleman, Union brig-general, dies in battle at 47
1873 Kintpuash, [Captain Jack], fought Modoc indians, Oregon, dies
1884 Hans Makart, Austrian painter (Geur), dies at 44
1889 Karel Miry, composer, dies at 66
1890 Andries André, actor (Trumpeter-Major), dies at 36
1896 William Morris, writer, dies at 62
1903 Benedetto Junck, composer, dies at 51
1907 Alfred Reisenauer, composer, dies at 43
1912 Guido Papini, composer, dies at 65
1919 Daniel Brink Towner, composer, dies at 69
1929 Gustav Stresemann, German chancellor (Nobel 1926), dies at 51
1929 Jeanne Eagels, actress (The Letter), dies at 35
1930 Charles LP "Philip" Zilcken, painter/etcher/author (Bauer), dies at 73
1931 Carl August Nielsen, composer, dies at 66
1941 Wilhelm Kienzl, Austria composer (Kuhreigen), dies at 84
1952 Alfred Neumann, German writer, dies at 56
1953 Arnold Bax, British composer, dies at 69
1953 Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, Brit composer (Coronation March), dies at 69
1954 Herbert Prior, actor (Pollyanna), dies at 87
1957 Lörinc Szabó, Hungarian poet (Tcsökzene), dies at 57
1959 William Bishop, actor (Steve-It's a Great Life), dies at 42
1965 Zachary Scott, US actor, (Southerner, Flame of Islands), dies at 51
1967 Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Last Night of Proms), dies at 72
1967 Pinto Colvig, animation voice (Goofy, Pluto), dies at 75
1967 Walter Muller von Kulm, composer, dies at 68
1967 Woodrow Wilson "Woodie" Guthrie, US folk singer/guitarist, dies at 55
1971 Leah Baird, writer (Jungle Bride), dies of anemia at 88
1971 Sean O Riada, composer, dies at 40
1975 Bauke Tuinstra, Fries notary/writer (Ealse & I), dies at 75
1975 Guy Mollet, French premier (1956-57), dies at 69
1979 Charles White, artist, dies at 61 in Los Angeles
1979 Claudia Jennings, playmate (Nov, 1969), dies in car crash at 29
1981 Walter Mehring, writer, dies at 85
1982 Roger J J Claessen, Belgian soccer star, dies at 41
1982 Vivien Merchant, actress (Accident, Offense), dies at 53
1983 John K M McCaffery, TV host (One Minute Please), dies at 69
1983 Kurt Kusenberg, writer, dies at 79
1985 Charles Collingwood, newscaster (Chronicles), dies at 68
1985 Maurice Copeland, actor (Ralph-Those Young Charmings), dies at 74
1987 Jean Anouilh, French playwright (Ball of the Voleurs), dies at 77
1988 Franz Josef Strauss, German FR min of defense (1956-62), dies at 73
1988 Generoso Pope Jr, National Enquirer owner, dies at 61
1989 Joseph Wybran, Belgian physician/Jews foreman, murdered
1990 Stefano Casiraghi, Princess Caroline of Monaco husband, dies at 30
1991 Max Cantor, journalist, dies
1993 JH Scheps, Dutch MP (Social Democratic), dies at 93
1994 Dennis Wolfberg, comedian (Quantum Leap), dies from cancer at 48
1994 Dub Taylor, actor (Poor Pretty Eddie), dies of a heart attack at 87
1994 Harriet Nelson, actress (Ozzie & Harriet), dies at 80
1994 V, comedian/actor, dies at 48
1994 Virginia Dale, US actress/dancer (Holiday Inn), dies at about 77
1994 Walter C "Dub" Taylor II, US actor (You Can't Take it All), dies at 86
1995 Molly Harris, actress/writer (Immortal), dies at 82
1996 Denis Frank Owen, Natural historian, dies at 65
1996 Eustace Wenworth Roskill, law lord, dies at 85
1996 Tom ap Rees, botanist, dies at 65
1996 Tony Parker, oral historian, dies at 73
1997 Alfred Leslie Rowse, historian, dies at 93

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