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Events for tomorrow in history Birthdays  Deaths
1266 Battle of Benevento
1531 Earthquake in Lisbon Spain, kills 20,000-30,000
1534 Pope Paul II affirms George van Egmond as bishop of Utrecht
1590 Mauritius of Nassaus sails to Breda
1616 Spanish Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo
1732 1st mass celebrated in 1st American Catholic church, Philadelphia
1732 Mass celebrated for 1st time at St Joseph's Church (Phila)
1773 Construction authorized for Walnut St jail (Phila) (1st solitary)
1797 Bank of England issues 1st œ1-note
1804 Vice-admiral William Bligh ends siege of Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad
1815 Napoleon & 1,200 leave Elba to start 100-day re-conquest of France
1832 Polish constitution abolished/replaced by Czar Nicholas I
1834 1st US interstate crime compact (NY-NJ) ratified
1839 Jem Mason on Lottery wins 1st Grand National Steeplechase (Britain)
1848 2nd French Republic proclaimed
1848 2nd French Republic forms
1848 Marx & Engels publish "Communist Manifesto"
1852 British frigate Birkenhead sinks off South Africa-458 die
1859 Paul Morphy's chess match vs Augustus Mongredien begins; Morphy wins
1862 Battle of Woodburn, KY
1863 Lincoln signs National Currency Act
1866 New York Legislature forms NYC Metropolitan Board of Health
1869 15th Amendment guaranteeing right to vote sent to states
1869 Franz Schubert's "4th Tragic," premieres
1870 1st NYC subway line opens (pneumatic powered)
1881 -27] Natal: British troops under gen-major Colley occupy Majuba Hill
1881 SS Ceylon begins 1st round-the-world cruise from Liverpool
1884 British & Portuguese treaty signed in Congo by Leopold II
1885 Congress of Berlin, gives Congo to Belgium & Nigeria to England
1887 George Lohmann took 1st 8-wkt haul in Test Crickets, 8-35 at SCG
1891 1st buffalo purchased for Golden Gate Park
1891 Henrik Ibsens "Hedda Gabler," premieres in Oslo
1893 2 Clydesdale horses set record by pulling 48 tons on a sledge, Mich
1893 Einar Halvorsen skates world record 500m (48 sec)
1895 Michael Owens of Toledo, Ohio patents a glass-blowing machine
1907 Royal Oil & Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP)
1907 US Congress raised their own salaries to $7500
1912 Coal miners strike in England (settle on 03/01)
1914 New York Museum of Science & Industry incorporated
1915 Malancourt, Argonnen (1st (German) flame-thrower
1916 Germans sink French transport ship Provence II, killing 930
1916 Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract
1916 Russian troops conquer Kermansjah Persia
1917 1st Annual fair at Utrecht Harbor (Netherlands)
1918 Stands at Hong Kong Jockey Club collapse & burn, killing 604
1919 Acadia National Park forms (as Lafayette N P), Maine
1919 Congress forms Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona
1923 Italian nationalist & fascists merge (blue-shirts & black-shirts)
1924 Trial against Hitler in Munich begins
1925 Jihad-Saint war against Turkish govt
1926 Dark Street in the Bronx renamed Lustre Street
1929 Pres Calvin Coolidge establishes Grand Teton National Park
1930 "Green Pastures" opens at Mansfield Theater
1930 1st red & green traffic lights installed (Manhattan NYC)
1930 West Indies make 1st Test Cricket win, by 289 runs over England
1933 Golden Gate Bridge ground-breaking ceremony held at Crissy Field
1933 Marinus van der Lubbe kept overnight in a police cell
1935 Germany begin Luftwaffe operation, under Reichsmarshall H Goering
1935 NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves
1935 RADAR-Radio Detection & Ranging 1st demonstrated (Robert Watson-Watt)
1936 Hitler introduces Ferdinand Porsche's "Volkswagen"
1936 Military coup in Japan
1937 C Isherwood/WH Auden's "Ascent of F6," premieres in London
1938 1st passenger ship equipped with radar
1938 Rie Van Veen swims world record 200m free style (2:24.6)
1938 US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer
1938 US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
1940 US Air Defense Command forms at Mitchel Field, LI, NY
1941 2 fighters unable to continued slugfest, referee declares double KO
1941 Cowboys' Amateur Association of America organized (Calif)
1941 Utrecht & Zaandam strike against raid on Jews
1941 Vichy-France makes religious education in school mandatory
1942 German battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bomb
1942 Radio Orange calls for March 1 day of prayer in Dutch Indies
1942 WW II Navy flier Don Mason sends message "Sighted sub sank same"
1942 Werner Heisenberger informs nazis about uranium project "Wunderwaffen"
1943 German assault moves to Beja North Tunisia
1944 1st female US navy captain, Sue Dauser of nurse corps, appointed
1945 Very heavy bombing on Berlin by 8th US Air Force
1946 2 killed & 10 wounded in race riot in Columbia Tenn
1949 USAF plane began 1st nonstop around-the-world flight
1950 Leonard Bernstein's "Age of Anxiety," premieres in NYC
1951 22nd amendment to Constitution is ratified
1951 Bread rationing in Czechoslovakia
1952 Neth-Indonesian Unity conference
1952 PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb
1953 Allen W Dulles, promoted from deputy to 5th director of CIA
1954 1st typesetting machine (photo engraving) used, Quincy Mass
1954 Michigan rep Ruth Thompson (R) introduces legislation to ban mailing "obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy" phonograph (rock & roll) records
1955 "Peter Pan" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 149 performances
1955 1st aviator to bail out at supersonic speed-GF Smith
1956 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
1956 Writers Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes meet at a party in Cambridge
1960 Soviet premier Khrushchev voices support for Indonesia
1960 USA's David Jenkins wins Olympic Gold for men's figure skating
1960 Verne Gagne beats Doctor X in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ
1962 Arthur Kopit's "Oh, Dad, Poor Dad . . .," premieres in NYC
1962 US Supreme court disallows race separation on public transportation
1962 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs NY
1965 Dutch Govt of Marijnen falls
1965 West Germany ceases military aid to Tanzania
1966 KBIM TV channel 10 in Roswell, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting
1967 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1967 Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in St Paul, to become NWA champ
1968 Clandestine Radio Voice of Iraqi People (Communist) final transmission
1970 "Georgy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 4 performances
1970 Beatles release "Beatles Again" aka "Hey Jude" album
1972 Dam break in WV kills 107
1972 Slag heap dam collapses above Buffalo Creek WV, kills 125
1973 Triple Crown horse Secretariat bought for a record $5.7m
1974 Gold hits record $188 an ounce in Paris
1975 "Night... Made America Famous" opens at Barrymore NYC for 75 perfs
1975 1st televised kidney transplant (Today Show)
1976 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 1st flight of Space Shuttle (atop a Boeing 747)
1978 Ira Levin's "Deathtrap," premieres in NYC
1978 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
1979 Last total eclipse of Sun in 20th century for continental US
1980 Egypt & Israel exchange ambassadors for 1st time
1980 Milt coup under Desi Bouterse in Suriname
1980 R Hadlee scores Test Cricket century v Roberts, Garner, Holding, Croft
1981 3 Anglican missionaries detained in Iran since Aug 1980 are released
1981 84 penalties (406 mins) assessed for a brawl between NHL Minn & Bost
1981 French Train … Grande Vitesse averages 380 kph on trial run
1982 Test Cricket debut of Martin Crowe, v Australia Wellington, run out 9
1983 Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 37 weeks
1983 Shortwave pirate Radio USA (Wellsville, NY) begins transmission
1984 Last US marines in multinatl peacekeeping force in Lebanon left Beirut
1984 Pak Awang (84) marries 80th spouse
1984 Rev Jesse Jackson acknowledges that he called NYC, "Hymietown"
1984 Robert Penn Warren, Pulitzer Prize winner, named 1st US poet laureate
1985 27th Grammy Awards: Whats Love Got to Do With It, Cyndi Lauper wins
1986 Evert van Benthem wins 14th Frisian 11-Cities skating race (6:55:16)
1987 1st release of Beatles compact discs
1987 NASA launches GEOS-H
1987 NBA's Michael Jordan's 58 points is a Chicago Bull record
1987 Tower Commission probes Iran-Contra affair
1987 USSR resumes nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1987 Wash blocks 20 Indiana shots tying NBA regulation game record
1988 Christa Rotherburger (GDR) skates ladies world record 1000m (1:17.65)
1989 "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 634 perfs
1989 Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open/Helene Curtis Pro-Am
1989 Lowest barometric pressure in Netherlands (95.5 hPa)
1989 NY Yankees announce that Tom Seaver is their new TV sportscaster
1989 Calif court throws out most of Margo Adams's $12 million breach-of- contract suit against Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs
1990 USSR agrees to withdraw all 73,500 troops from Czech by July, 1991
1991 Asanka Gurusinha scores twin Test Cricket tons v NZ (119 & 102)
1991 Bill Veeck & Tony Lazzeri elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1991 Kuwaiti resistance leaders declare they have control of their capital
1991 NY-NJ Knights (WLAF) players 1st come together
1992 "Search & Destroy" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 46 perfs
1992 Irish Supreme Court rules 14 year old rape victim may get an abortion
1993 2nd tallest building in world, NYC World Trade Center bombed, 7 die
1993 9th Soap Opera Digest Awards
1993 Allan Border beats Gavaskar's record for most Test Cricket runs 10,123
1994 Actor Dolph Lundgren (34) weds Anette Qviberg in Stockholm
1994 St Louis Blues beat Ottawa Senators 11-1
1995 London finance house of Barings collapse after losses in Singapore by trader Nick Leeson
1997 39th Grammy Awards: Change the World Babyface, Beck & LeAnn Rimes wins
1998 Oprah Winfrey beats Texas cattlemen in beef trial
1998 Steven M Gluckstern completes sale of NY Islanders
1998 Total solar eclipse in Venezuela-Pacific Ocean (4m09)

Birthdays for tomorrow in history Events  Deaths
1361Wenceslas of Bohemia, Holy Roman Catholic German emperor (1378-1400)
1588Nicolaus Erich, composer
1675Guillaume Delisle, Paris France, geographer (Atlas Géographique)
1675Johann Philipp Treiber, composer
1677Nicola Fago, composer
1686Godefroi L Count d'Estrades, French diplomat
1717John Randall, composer
1770Antoine Reicha, composer
1772Caspar Furstenau, composer
1802Victor Hugo, France, author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables)
1808Honoré Daumier, France, painter/lithographer/caricaturist
1824Carlos Calvo, Arg diplomat/people rights scholar (Calvo Clause)
1825Hans Balatka, composer
1831Filippo Marchetti, composer
1832John George Nicolay, US, author (Abe Lincoln's biographer)
1834Aleksander Zarzycki, composer
1835Richard Andree, German geography/etnologist (Andree's Handatlas)
1837Charles Woeste, Belgian count/min of Justice
1838Wendelin Weissheimer, composer
1841Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general (Egypt)
1842Camille Flammarion, Mars researcher & popularizer of astronomy
1845Aleksander Rozycki, composer
1845Alexander III, St Petersburg, Russian tsar (1881-94) (3/10 NS)
1846William F "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Davenport Iowa, killed 4000 buffaloes
1852John Harvey Kellogg, surgeon, inspired flaked cereal industry
1857Emile Coué, French pharmacist (recovery by auto suggestion)
1861Ferdinand I, Vienna, 1st tsar of modern Bulgaria (1908-18)
1866Herbert Henry Dow, pioneer in US chemical industry (Dow Chemical)
1867Siegfried Passarge, German geographer (Cameroon/So Afr/America)
1868Leonard Borwick, British(?) pianist
1869Nadezjda K Krupskaja, Russian revolutionary/wife of Lenin
1873Ewoud van Everdingen, Dutch meteorologist
1874Carl Vogler, composer
1875Emma Dunn, actress (Dr Monica, Dr Kildare's Strange Case, Hideaway)
1875Richard Wetz, composer
1876Agustin P Justo y Rolon, pres Argentina (1931-38)
1876Pauline Musters, smallest man (1'11.2" (58.9 cm))
1877Carel S Adama van Scheltema, Dutch poet/writer (socialism)
1877Russell Alexander, composer
1879Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer/conductor/tutor of B Britten
1882Walter Lucht, German artillery general (WW I/WW II)
1883Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetism)
1884Christina A A [Dina] Koudijs-van Appeldoorn, pianist/composer
1884Dina Appeldoorn, composer
1884Hildo Krop, Dutch modernistic sculptor
1885Lili Green, [Alice Sally Mary], Neth/Eng dancer
1887Benegal Narsing Rau, India, pres of UN Security Council (1950)
1887Grover Cleveland Alexander, HOF baseball pitcher (Phillies, Cubs)
1891Alan Bridge, PA, actor (North of Arizona, Badmen of the Hills)
1893Ivor A "I A" Richards, English poet/critic (Meaning of Meaning) [NS]
1893William Frawley, Iowa, actor (Fred Mertz-I Love Lucy, Bub-My 3 Sons)
1896Andrei A Zjdanov, Russian politician (against kosmopolitism)
1896Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer
1898Julien de Valckenaere, Flemish writer
1900Jean Negulesco, Craiova Romania, director (Johnny Belinda, Jessica)
1902Rudolf Moralt, German conductor (Vienna Philharmonic)
1902Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Le Silence de la Mer)
1906Madeleine Carroll, England, actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent)
1906Nikos Ghika, artist
1908Tex Avery, cartoon director (What's up, Doc?)
1909Phyllis Fanny Primrose-Pechey Cradock, TV Chef
1911Josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia MP chairman
1913George G Barker, English poet (Calamiterror, Anno Domini)
1913Hermann Lenz, writer
1913Jon Hall, Fresno Calif, actor (Ramor of the Jungle)
1914Robert Alda, NYC, actor (Dan Lewis-Supertrain, By Popular Demand)
1914Witold Rowicki, composer
1915Elisabeth Eybers, South Afr/Dutch poetess (That Woman & Other Verses)
1915Pran Nath Chhuttani, physician/teacher
1916Mordecai Seter, composer
1916Ross Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman 1936-37, died in WW II)
1917Robert Taft Jr, (Sen-R-Oh)
1918Edwin Charles "Preacher" Roe, baseball pitcher (Bkln Dodgers)
1918Otis R Bowen, US Sec of Health & Human Services (1985-89)
1918Theodore [Hamilton] Sturgeon, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar)
1919Beppie Nooij, actress/director (Bluejackets-Rooie Sien)
1919Luc-Andre Marcel, composer
1919Mason Adams, NYC, actor (Charlie Hume-Lou Grant, Deadliest Season)
1920A W [Rie] Kuiper-Mastenbroek, Neth, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1936)
1920Antony Kearey, TV producer
1920Tony Randall, [Leonard Rosenberg], Tulsa Ok, actor (Felix-Odd Couple)
1921Betty Hutton, Battle Creek Mich, actress (Greatest Show on Earth)
1922Bill Johnston, cricket pace bowler (mighty Australian lefty post-war)
1922Margaret Leighton, Birmingham England, actress (Astonished Heart)
1924Mark Bucci, NYC, composer (1959 Arts & Letters Award)
1924Noboru Takeshita, Japanese PM (1987-89)
1925Everton Weekes, West Indian cricket player
1925Frank Henry Copplestone, TV executive
1925James Moody, US, jazz saxophonist/orchestra leader
1926Arsene Souffriau, composer
1926Cynthia Stone, Peoria Ill, actress (That Wonderful Guy, Ad Libbers)
1926Konstantin P Feoktistov, Voronezh, cosmonaut (Voskhod 1)
1927Donald Gramm, Milwaukee Wisconsin, bass-baritone
1927Tom Kennedy, Louisville KY, quiz host (You Don't Say, Name That Tune)
1928Aldonis Kalnins, composer
1928Anatoli Vassilyevich Filipchenko, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 16)
1928Antione "Fats" Domino, NO LA, rhythm & blues pianist (Blueberry Hill)
1928Everton Weekes, cricketer (one of the 3 W's)
1930Lazar Berman, Leningrad Russia, pianist (Budapest 3rd place-1956)
1931Francisco Kroepfl, composer
1931Robert D Novak, Joliet Ill, news reporter (CNN-Evans & Novak)
1932Johnny Cash, Kingsland Ark, country singer (I Hear the Train Coming)
1933Godfrey Cambridge, NYC, actor (Cotton comes to Harlem)
1933James Goldsmith, Paris France, corporate raider (Referendum Party)
1934Ron Gaunt, cricketer (Australian fast bowler late 50s early 60s)
1936Eduard Ivanovich Buinovski, cosmonaut
1936Manmohan Desai, filmmaker
1938Jack Knight, Somerville Miss, actor (Mr Shamley-James at 15)
1941Keith Thomson, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests NZ v India 1968)
1942Adriaan van Dis, author/TV-host (Nathan Sid, In Africa)
1942Joop van den Ende, director (Alsmeer Studio)
1943Bill Duke, actor (Bird on a Wire, Predator)
1943Bob "Bear" Hite, Calif, vocalist (Canned Heat-Going Up the Country)
1943Bob van Reeth, Flemish architect
1943Paul Cotton, LA Calif, rocker (Poco)
1944Marilyn Michaels, comedienne (ABC Comedy Hour)
1945Mitch Ryder, rocker (& Detroit Wheels-Devil With the Blue Dress)
1946Bobby "Bingo" Smith, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1946Phyllis Eisenstein, US, sci-fi author (Sorcerer's Son, Born to Exile)
1947Sandi Shaw, [Sandra Goodrich], Essex, rocker (Girl Don't Come)
1948Priscilla Lopez, Bronx NY, actress (In the Beginning, Kay O'Brien)
1949Emma Kirkby, British(?) soprano
1950Jonathan Cain, Chicago, rock guitarist/keyboardist (Journey, Babys)
1953Bree Walker, news anchor (WNBC TV, KNBC TV)
1953Michael Bolton, Ct, rock vocalist (That's What Love Is All About)
1954John Bolger, actor (Capt Gabe McNamara-Another World)
1957Connie Carpenter-Phinney, Madison Wisc, 79k cyclist (Oly-gold-1984)
1957Keena Rothhammer, US, 800 m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)
1958Jeff Fithian, actor (Trevor Nash-Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
1958Joe Fithian, actor (Tracey Nash-Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
1958Susan J Helms, Charlotte NC, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 54, 64, 78)
1961Sophie Winter, actress (She's a Good Fighter)
1962Sheila Cornell, Encino Fla, softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96)
1965Alison Armitage, London England, actress (Acapulco HEAT)
1965Brittany York, London England, playmate (Oct, 1990)
1965Donald Narcisse, CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1965Matt Jackson, Birmingham Mich, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Payless)
1966Jennifer Grant, actress (Celeste-Beverly Hills 90210)
1966Wesley Walls, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers, SF 49ers, NO Saints)
1967David Howard, Sarasota FL, infielder (KC Royals)
1967Roman Fortin, NFL center (Atlanta Falcons)
1967Scott Service, US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
1968Brendan Rogers, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
1968Chris Green, NFL safety (Buffalo Bills)
1968J T Snow, Long Beach CA, infielder (NY Yankees, Calif Angels)
1968Leif Rohlin, Vasteras Swe, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
1968René Groen, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1969Brandon Wilson, US baseball infielder (Chicago White Sox)
1970Ben Maruquin, Ventura Calif, field hockey sweeper (Olympics-96)
1970Katie O'Neill, LA Calif, actress (Together We Stand)
1970Meeno Peluce, Amsterdam Netherlands, actor (Bad News Bears)
1970Radka Zrubakova, Czech, tennis star
1970Sasha Danilovic, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
1971Erykah Badu, singer
1971Rick Lyle, defensive end/defensive tackle (NY Jets)
1972Clint McDaniel, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
1972Scott Turner, NFL cornerback/safety (Washington Redskins)
1973Jenny Thompson, Danvers Mass, 400m freestyle (Olympics-gold-92, 96)
1973Marshall Faulk, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
1974Ron Fox, soccer player (Willem II)
1975Cindy Werley, Allentown PA, field hockey forward/midfielder (Oly-96)
1975Mike Wilson, Brampton, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
1976Froso Spyrou, Miss Universe-Cyprus (1996)
1977Tim Thomas, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)
1994Creason Carbo Moss, daughter of US actor Ronn Moss

Deaths for tomorrow in history Events  Birthdays
1076Godfried III, with the Hump, duke of Neth-Lutherian, murdered
1154Rogier II Guiscard, King of Sicily (1101-54), dies at 60
1266Manfred, bastard son of Emperor Frederik II/king of Sicily, dies
1324Dino Compagni, Italian silk seller/poet/chronicler, dies
1538Worp van Thabor, Frisian abbott of Thabor (Chronicon Frisiae), dies
1561Diana, dies at ñ40
1577Erik XIV Wasa, King of Sweden (1560-69), dies at 43
1630William Brade, composer, dies
1686Godefroi L earl d'estrades, French diplomat/marshal, dies at about 78
1726Maximilian II M Emanuel, elect of Bavaria/governor of Netherlands, dies
1766August Bernhard Valentin Herbing, composer, dies at 30
1770Giuseppe Tartini, Italian composer/violinist, dies at 77
1770François Hanot, composer, dies at 72
1810Johann Ernst Rembt, composer, dies at 60
1813Robert R Livingston, US diplomat (Decl of Independence), dies at 66
1823John P Kemble, English actor/director (Covent Garden), dies at 66
1827David Moritz Michael, composer, dies at 75
1857Ole Andreas Lindeman, composer, dies at 88
1859Ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer, dies at 64
1870Wyatt Outlaw, black leader of Union League in NC, lynched
1871Charles Niellon, Belgian brigade general, dies at 76
1901Hsu Cheng-yu, during Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded
1901Chi-hsui, during Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded
1903Richard J Gatling, US inventor (Gatling Gun), dies at 84
1906Manuel Fernandez Caballero, composer, dies at 70
1909Caran d'Ache, [Emmanuel Poiré], French illustrator, dies
1913Felix Draeseke, composer, dies at 77
1920Ludwig Rubiner, writer, dies at 38
1921Carl Menger, Austrian economist, dies at 81
1926Frederik Pijper, Dut vicar/church historian (Monasteries), dies at 67
1926Peter Erasmus Lange-Muller, composer, dies at 75
1930Raffaele Merry del Val, Spanish Cardinal, dies at 64
1931Otto Wallach, German chemist (Nobel 1910), dies at 83
1933Antonio Nicolau, Spanish composer/conductor, dies at 74
1939E Fernandez Arbós, Spanish violinist/conductor/composer, dies at 75
1941Jan Keizer, Zaanse February striker, shot to death
1947Ben Webster, actor (Old Curiosity Shop), dies at 82
1950Harry Lauder (Maclennan), Scottish comic/singer, dies at about 75
1953Martinus Nijhoff, Dutch poet/linguist (spelling), dies at 58
1953Elisabeth "Ilse" Kuyper, Dutch/US (opera)composer, dies
1954William R Inge, English theologist/philosopher, dies at 93
1956Herman Courtens, Belgian baron/painter, dies at 72
1959Lou Costello, actor (Abbott & Costello), dies at 52
1960Aleksandar Belic, Swedish linguist, dies at 83
1961Karl Albiker, German sculptor (Problem of the Plastic), dies at 83
1961Mohammed V, ibn Yusuf, sultan/King of Morocco, dies at 51
1962Carl Emil Theodor Ehrenberg, composer, dies at 83
1963Artturi A Leinonen, Fin journalist/politician (Prophet), dies at 74
1965Jimmie Lee Jackson, civil rights activist, dies of injuries
1966Minerva Urecal, actress (Peter Gunn, Adv of Tugboat Annie), dies at 71
1967Harry McNaughton, comedian (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 70
1968Eric Feldary, actor (16 Fathoms Deep), dies of burns at 55
1969Karl Jaspers, German psychiatrist/philosopher, dies at 86
1969Levi Eshkol, [Sjkolnik], premier (Israel), dies at 73
1970Ethel Leginska, composer, dies at 83
1971Edward van der Merwe, cricket keeper (S Afr in 2 Tests in 30's), dies
1971Fernandel, [Contandin], French actor (Death of Champion), dies at 67
1971Joseph Berg, composer, dies at 43
1971Joseph Desire Fernandel, comedian, dies of cancer at 67
1971Tullio Carminati, actor (Roman Holiday, Moulin Rouge), dies at 76
1972Tom Manders, Dutch cabaret artist (Dorus), dies at 50
1973Mary Finney, actress (Honestly Celeste), dies at 68
1977Bukka White, rocker, dies at 43
1977Maxime Jacob, composer, dies at 71
1981Munabi, assistant to Uganda president Obote, murdered
1981Howard Hanson, US composer/conductor (Nordic), dies at 84
1981FC Terborgh, [Reijnier Flaes], lawyer/writer (Turkish War), dies at 79
1982Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz pianist (Perfect Circle), dies at 45
1990Scott Jarvis, musician (Great Expectationa), dies
1990Maurine Stuart, Zen teacher (head of Cambridge Buddhist Assn), dies
1990Leslie Ames, cricketer (47 Tests, 2434 runs 8 centuries), dies
1990Cornell Gunther, US musician (Coasters, Poison Ivy), dies at 53
1992Gerrit Schulte, "Crazy Cyclist", Dutch 6-days bicyclist, dies at 76
1992Jean R Yawkey, owner (Boston Red Sox), dies of a stroke at 83
1992S I Hayakawa, (Sen-R-Calif), dies of a stroke at 85
1993Mark Kolthoff, Dutch painter/photographer, dies at 92
1993Fletcher Knebel, author (7 Days in May), commits suicide at 81
1993Constance Ford, US actress (Another World, Burden Hunt), dies at 64
1994Avery Fisher, US audio manufacturer (1st hi-fi), dies at 87
1994Leopold "Hans" Kohr, Austrian social philosopher, dies at 84
1994William "Bill" M Hicks, comedian, dies at 32
1996Audrey Angers, charity pioneer
1996Daniel John Chapman Cunningham, physiologist, dies at 76
1997David Doyle, actor (Charlie's Angels), dies at 67
1997Giuseppe 'Nuccio' Bertone, car Designer, dies at 82
1998J T Walsh, actor (Good Morning Vietnam), dies at 54

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