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Events for yesterday in history Birthdays  Deaths
1278 680 Jews arrested (293 hanged) in England for counterfeiting coins
1511 England & Spain sign anti-French covenant
1555 William of Orange becomes member of Council of State
1558 Elizabeth I ascends English throne upon death of Queen Mary
1734 John Zenger, arrested for libel against NY col gov; later acquitted
1785 Church of England organizes in New England
1796 Battle of Arcole-Napolean I's French forces beat Austrians in Italy
1798 -21) Snow storms in New England, 100s die
1800 Congress held 1st session in Wash DC in incompleted Capitol building
1800 John Adams is 1st pres to move into the White House
1839 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Oberte Conti Di," premieres in Milan
1842 Fugitive slave George Latimer, captured in Boston
1842 Opera "Linda di Chamounix" is produced (London)
1853 Street signs authorized at San Francisco intersections
1858 Origin of Modified Julian Period
1862 Confederate Sec of War George B Randolph resigns
1863 -Dec 4th) Battle of Knoxville, TN
1863 Lincoln begins 1st draft of his Gettysburg Address
1866 Opera "Mignon" is produced (Paris)
1869 Englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race (13K Paris-Rouen)
1869 Suez Canal (Egypt) opens, links Mediterranean & Red seas
1874 Emigrant ship Cospatrick catches fire & sinks off Auckland, NZ
1875 Amer Theosophical Society founded by Mme Blavatsky & Col Olcott
1877 Gilbert/Sullivans operette "Sorcerer," premieres in London
1884 Cops arrest John L Sullivan in 2nd round for being "cruel"
1888 St Tsjaikovsky's 5th Symphony premieres in Petersburg
1889 Union Pacific begins daily through service, Chicago-Portland & SF
1894 Daily Racing Form founded
1904 George Cohans musical "Little Johnny Jones," premieres in NYC
1913 1st US dental hygienists course forms, Bridgeport, Ct
1913 Panama Canal opens
1914 US declares Panama Canal Zone neutral
1917 Lenin defended "temporary" removal of freedom of the press
1918 Social Democratic Party becomes Communistc Party Holland: CPH
1922 Turkish sultan Mehmed VI flees to Malta on British warship
1926 NHL's Chicago Black Hawks play their 1st game, beat Tor St Pats 4-1
1927 Tornado hits Washington DC
1928 Boston Garden officially opens
1928 Notre Dame finally lost a football game after nearly 25 years
1929 Pascual Ortiz Rubio elected president of Mexico
1929 Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo
1930 Musical "Sweet & Low" with Fanny Brice premieres in NYC
1931 Bradman scores 135 NSW v South Africa, 128 mins, 15 fours
1932 German govt of von Papen, resigns
1933 US recognizes USSR, opens trade
1934 Lyndon B Johnson marries Claudia Alta Taylor
1936 Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy become overnight success on radio
1937 Britains Lord Halifax visits Germany, beginning of appeasement
1938 Italy passes their own version of anti-Jewish Nuremberg laws
1939 German U-boat torpedoes passenger ship
1939 Jerome Kern/Hammerstein II's "Very Warm for May," premieres in NYC
1940 Green Bay Packers become 1st NFL team to travel by plane
1941 Virgil Thomson's 2nd Symphony, premieres
1944 -Nov 19] Nazi raids in Dutch NE Polder
1945 "Girl from Nantucket" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 12 perfs
1945 New world air speed record 606 mph (975 kph) set by HJ Wilson of RAF
1948 Britain's House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry
1953 St Louis Browns officially become the Baltimore Baseball Club Inc
1956 Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)
1956 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1957 WBOY TV channel 12 in Clarksburg, WV (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1958 KAII TV channel 7 in Wailuku, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1959 De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond
1959 Giants slugger Willie McCovey wins NL Rookie of Year
1959 William Shea shows proposed NYC stadium with transparent roof
1960 New Washington franchise is awarded to Elwood Quesada
1962 "Little Me" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 257 performances
1962 "Nowhere to Go, But Up" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 9 perfs
1962 Pres Kennedy dedicates Dulles Intl Airport outside Wash DC
1962 Simon/Coleman/Leigh's musical "Little Me," premieres in NYC
1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational
1964 British Labour Party installs weapon embargo against South Africa
1965 General Meeting of UN refuses admittance of China PR
1965 William Eckert is unanimously elected commissioner of baseball
1966 Leonids meteor shower peaks (150,000+ per hour)
1967 Beatles Ltd & Apple Music Ltd swap names
1967 French author Régis Debray sentenced to 30 years in Bolivia
1967 Surveyor 6 becomes 1st man-made object to lift off Moon
1968 "Zorba" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 305 performances
1968 John Kander/Fred Ebbs musical "Zorba," premieres in NYC
1968 KHNE TV channel 29 in Hastings, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational
1968 NBC cuts to show "Heidi," misses Raider's rally to beat Jets, 43-32
1969 SALT-discussions open in Helsinki Finland
1970 British newspaper Sun puts 1st pinup girl on pg 3 (Stephanie Rahn)
1970 Russia lands Lunokhod 1 unmanned remote-controlled vehicle on Moon
1972 Juan Perón returns to Argentina
1973 Greek regime attacks students with tanks, 100s killed
1973 Teri Garr plays role of a stripper on "The Nurse"
1973 Pres Nixon tells AP "...people have got to know whether or not their pres is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook"
1974 Bonnie Bryant wins Bill Branch LPGA Golf Classic
1974 Union of Banana Exporting Countries (UPEB) forms
1976 China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1977 Bernard Pomerance's "Elephant Man," premieres in London
1977 Egyptian Pres Sadat formally accepts invitation to visit Israel
1977 Miss World Contest - Miss UK wears $9,500 platinum bikini
1978 Gerald Lascelles (under English princess Mary) weds Elizabeth Colvin
1979 Daniel Okrent sketches out 1st draft rules for Rotisserie Baseball
1979 Khomeini frees most black & female US hostages
1979 NY Stars (WBL) home opener at MSG in NYC
1979 On a flight to Austin, TX, Daniel Okrent sketches out the first
1980 John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in UK
1981 "1st" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 37 performances
1981 NBA NY Knick Bill Cartwright, ties record of 19 of 19 free throws
1982 Dale Murphy wins NL MVP
1983 "La Tragedie de Carmen" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 187 perfs
1983 Harm Wiersma retains checkers world championship
1983 Phila Flyers win 13th straight NHL game
1984 Golden State Warrior scores 59 points losing to NJ Nets 124-110
1984 Islanders score 20 assists against Rangers
1985 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on 92.3 WXRK FM NY
1985 NY Jets best offensive production beating Tampa Bay 62-28
1986 "Oh Coward!" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 56 performances
1987 George Bell is 1st Blue Jay ever to win the AL MVP
1988 Linda Petursdottir of Iceland, 18, crowned 38th Miss World
1988 Neil Simon's "Rumors," premieres in NYC
1989 Bret Saberhagen signs record $2,966,667 per year KC Royal contract
1991 "Brigadoon" closes at New York State Theater NYC after 12 performances
1991 1st TV condom ad aired (FOX- TV)
1991 Detroit Lion Mike Utley is paralized in a game vs LA Rams
1992 "Gypsy Passion" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 55 performances
1992 Blue Jay Nigel Wilson is 1st pick of Marlins in expansion draft
1992 Dateline NBC airs a demonstration show General Motors trucks, blowing up on impact, later revealed NBC rigged test
1992 Erling Kagge begins successful exploration at South pole
1993 "Grand Night For Singing" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 perfs
1993 Antonov AN-124 flies in South Iran against mountain: 17 killed
1993 US House of Representatives approve Nafta
1994 "Sunset Boulevard" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 977 performances
1994 3rd Germany government of Kohl forms
1994 Irish government of Reynolds resigns
1996 "Present Laughter" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
1996 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational
1997 Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame

Birthdays for yesterday in history Events  Deaths
0331Flavius Claudius Julianus, [Julian the Apostate], emperor
1503Il Bronzino, Florentine painter (Eleanor de Toledo & her Son)
1594Johan van Beverwijck, Dutch physician/writer (Treasure of Health)
1690Noël-Nicolas Coypel, French painter/cartoonist
1704Salomeja Neris, [S Bacinskaite-Buciene], Latvian poet
1755Louis XVIII, 1st post-revolutionary king of France (1814-24)
1771Jonathan Huntington, composer
1773Mih ly Csokonai Vitéz, Hungarian poet (Békaegérhartz)
1787Michele Carafa, composer
1790August Ferdinand Möbius, mathematician, inventor (Möbius strip)
1794John Barrien Montgomery, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1873
1799Titian Ramsey Peale, US, artist/naturalist (American Ornithology)
1808Alberich Zwyssig, composer
1814Joseph Finegan, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1885
1816August W Ambros, Austria musicologist (History of Music)
1826John McArthur, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906
1834Stephen Hinsdale Weed, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1837David Capriles, director of psychiatry of Monte Christo, Curaçao
1837Derk J A Haspels, Dutch actor
1837Willem Coenen, composer
1854Louis HG Lyautey, French minister of Defense (1916-17)
1859Gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup, composer
1865John S Plaskett, Canadian astronomer (Plaskett's twins)
1876Baron Joseph van de Meulebroeck, mayor (Brussels, Belgium)
1878Grace Abbott, Grand Island Neb, social worker (US Children Bureau)
1879Gerardus H de Haas, socialist vicar
1881Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, English 1st baron of Hesketh Dutch/MP
1883Harold Baumgartner, cricketer (one Test S Africa v England 1913)
1885Henry de Man, Belgium, sociologist/chairman (Belgian Workers Party)
1886Crane Wilbur, Athens NY, dir/writer (Bat, Canon City, Yellow Cargo)
1887Bernard L Montgomery, British field marshall (WW II-African campaign)
1888Ariantje "Jeanne" Leg, actress (It Vijgeblaadje, It Hippie)
1890Jack Cusack, pro football pioneer (Canton Bulldogs)
1891Guido Pannain, composer
1891Jean Del Val, [Gautier], France, actor (Sainted Devil, Flying Deuces)
1892Max Deutsch, composer
1894Eelco van Kleffens, minister of Foreign affairs (1939-46)/diplomat
1894Sophocles Venizelos, premier of Greece (1944, 50-51)
1897Ed Baker, Davis WV, actor (Keystone Kops)
1897Frank Fay, SF CA, actor (God's Gift to Women, Love Nest)
1897Sara Haden, Galveston Tx, actress (A Family Affair)
1899Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Coup of Trafalgar)
1900Marcel Dalio, Paris, actor (Casablanca)
1901Joyce Wethered, Surrey England, golfer (4 time British Amateur champ)
1901Lee Strasberg, Austria, acting coach/actor (Somewhere in the Night)
1901Max Zehnder, composer
1901Raymond Chevreuille, Belgian composer
1901Walter Hallstein, West German politician (CDU) (Hallstein doctrine)
1902Eugene Paul Wigner, mathematician/physicist (A Bomb, Nobel 1963)
1902Lee Strasberg, Austria, acting coach/actor (And Justice for All)
1903Joseph Kaminski, composer
1904Isamu Noguchi, sculptor (1963 Fine Arts Medal)
1905Arthur Chipperfield, cricketer (Aus batsman & leggie 99 on Test debut)
1905Astrid Bernadotte, Princess of Sweden
1905Mischa Auer, [Ounskowsky], St Petersburg Rus, actor (My Man Godfrey)
1905Wazyk, [Adam Wagman], Polish poet/author (Eyes & Mouth)
1906Betty Bronson, Trenton NJ, actress (Evel Knievel, One Stolen Night)
1906Soichiro Honda, Japan, founder/CEO (Honda Motor Co)
1909Gerald Savory, actor playwright/TV producer (Heart of the Matter)
1911Charles Walters, US, actor/choreographer/director (Easter parade)
1911Nobutaka Shikanai, Japans media CEO (Fujisankei Com Group)
1911William Tannen, NYC, actor (Jailhouse Rock, Sitting Bull)
1914Archie Campbell, Bullsgap Tenn, comedian (Hee Haw)
1916Winson Hudson, community activist (rural Mississippi)
1917Jack Lescoulie, Sacramento Calif, TV host (Jackie Gleason Show)
1919Hershy Kay, Philadelphia Penn, composer/arranger (Olympic Hymn)
1919Ludwig Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord, journalist
1921Fré [Frederik] Meis, Dutch MP (Communist)
1922Emile Noel, international civil servant
1923Bert Sutcliffe, cricketer (all-time great NZ left-handed bat)
1923Robert Francis Vere Heuston, British professor of law
1924Lucas J "Luc" Lutz, Dutch actor/director (Hague Comedy)
1925Charles Mackerras, Schenectady NY, Australian conductor
1925Colin Campbell Mitchell, soldier
1925Libby Newman, painter/printmaker/curator
1925Rock Hudson, Winnetka, Ill, actor (Pillow Talk, A Farewell to Arms)
1927Ellis Hillman, politician
1928Colin McDonald, cricketer (stalwart Australian opening bat for 1950's)
1929Edgar White, US, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1952)
1929Pieter A H Bos, Dutch lawyer/attorney general on Aruba
1929Sumner White, US, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1952)
1930Bob Mathias, Tulare Calif, decathelete (Olympic-gold-1948, 52)
1930Brian Joseph Lenihan, politician
1930David Werner Amram, Philadelphia Pa, composer (Splendor in the Grass)
1934James M Inhofe, (Rep-R-Oklahoma)
1935Anton Sailer, Austria, skier (Olympic-3 golds-1956)
1936Leni van Rijn-Vellekoop, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1937Peter Edward Cook, Torquay England, actor/comedian (Bedazzled)
1938Alvaro Leon Cassuto, composer
1938Gordon Lightfoot, Ontario Canada, folksinger (Sundown)
1938Peter Snell, NZ, 800m/1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1960, 64)
1938Thomas Black, English industrial/auto collector
1941Gene Clark, LA Calif, rock vocalist/guitarist (Byrds)
1941Peter Hoagland, (Rep-D-Nebraska)
1942Annemarie Oster, Dutch actress (Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden)
1942Bob Gaudio, Bronx NY, rocker (Four Seasons-Sherry)
1942Martin Scorsese, Queens, dir (Mean Streets, Last Temptation of Christ)
1943Lauren Hutton, [Mary], Charleston SC, model/actress (American Gigolo)
1944Danny DeVito, Neptune NJ, actor (Taxi, Ruthless People, Twins)
1944Eugene Clarke, Tipton Missouri, rock guitarist
1944Lorne Michaels, [Lipowitz], Toronto Ontario, comedian (SNL)
1944Tom Seaver, pitcher (NY Met, 300 game winner, Cy Young '69 '73 '75)
1945Elvin Hayes, NBA star (San Diego, Houston, Baltimore)
1945Jeremy Hanley, British Lower house member
1945Roland Joffe, director (City of Joy, Mission, Killing Fields)
1946Martin Barre, British pop guitarist (Jethro Tull)
1947Rod Clements, rocker
1947Stewkey, [Robert Antoni], rocker
1948Jaime Huelamo, Spain, cyclist (Olympic-bronze-1972) drug disqualified
1949John Boehner, (Rep-R-Ohio)
1949Thomas Lionel Hill, New Orleans, 110m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1972)
1950Roland Matthes, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Oly-gold-1968, 72)
1951Dean Paul Martin, Santa Monica Calif, actor (Billy-Misfits of Science)
1952M Cyril Ramaphosa, sec-gen of South African Mine Workers' Union
1952Roman Codreanu, Romania, wrestler (Olympic-1980)
1953Dino Martin Jr, rocker
1953Jilly Johnson, England, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde)
1955Bill McCreary, Ontario, NHL referee
1955Peter Cox, rocker (Go West-Call Me, Don't Look Down)
1955Yolanda King, actress (Fluke, Ghosts of Mississippi)
1957Daisy Fuentes, Havana Cuba, VJ (MTV International) (claims 1964)
1958Allison Finney, Winnetka IL, LPGA golfer (1989 Standard Register)
1958Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Oak Park Ill, actress (Color of Money)
1959William R Moses, LA Calif, actor (Cole-Falcon Crest)
1960Jonathan Ross, British talk show host (Tall Guy)
1960RuPaul, drag queen/model/actor (RuPaul Show)
1961Merete Van Kemp, Denmark, actress (Grace-Dallas, Princess Daisy)
1962Eric Olson, Santa Monica Calif, actress (Apple's Way)
1963Marco T Dawson, Freising Germany, PGA golfer (1995 Greater Milw-2nd)
1963Pedro Luis Estrada, Bkln NY, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1964Marina Tcherkasova, US, pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1980)
1964Michelle Knox-Zaloom, Annapolis MD, rower (Olympics-96)
1965Grant Connell, Regina Saskatchawan, tennis player (Olympics-96)
1965Paul Sorrento, Somerville MA, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
1965Raffaella Reggi, Italy, tennis star
1965Rob Koll, Bellefonte PA, 163 lbs/74 kg freestyle wrestler (Olymp-96)
1965Winthrop Graham, Jamaica, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1988)
1966Daisy Fuentes, model/MTV veejay (America's Funniest Videos)
1966Jeff Nelson, Baltimore MD, pitcher (NY Yankees)
1966Sophie Marceau, Paris France, actress (Braveheart, L'Amour Braque)
1967Howard Griffith, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1967Ronnie Devoe, Boston, vocals (New Edition, Bell Div Devoe-Candy Girl)
1967Sheila Lussier, La Mesa Calif, actress (Reform School, My Chauffeur)
1968Cacho Conde, WLAF tight end/running back (Barcelona Dragons)
1969Takako Inque, Toride Japan, wrestler (Japan)
1970Chris Tamer, Dearborn, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
1970Max Huiberts, soccer player (Roda JC)
1971Audra Keller, Macon Georgia, tennis star (1993 Futures-Evansville IN)
1972Ron Lewis, WLAF OL (Amsterdam Admirals)
1973Scott Rehberg, tackle (New England Patriots)
1974Abbygale Williamson Arenas, Miss Universe-Photogenic (Phil, 1997)
1974Brandon Call, actor (Baywatch, Blind Fury, Step by Step)
1974Marc Edwards, NFL fullback (SF 49ers)
1976Dafne Zeledon, Miss Universe-Costa Rica (1996)
1980Isaac Hanson, vocalist (Hansons-Do Wah)
1980[Clarke] Isaac Hanson, Tulsa OK, singer (Hansons-MMMMbop)
1988Justin Cooper actor (Liar, Liar, General Hospital)

Deaths for yesterday in history Events  Birthdays
0375Valentinianus I, co-emperor of E Roman Empire (336-75), dies at ń54
0474Leo II, Byzantine Emperor (474), dies
0594Gregorius van Tours, Frankisch bishop of Tours, dies
1093Margaret, widow of Scottish king Malcolm III, dies
1231Elisabeth van Thringen, Hungarian princess, dies at about 24
1512Kempo Roeper, Frisian rebel, quartered
1558Mary I Tudor, "Bloody Mary", queen of England (1553-58), dies at 42
1558Reginald Pole, English cardinal/scholar/"heretic", dies at 58
1562Antoine of Bourbon, duke of Vend“me/huguenot, dies in battle at 47
1608Adolf, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies in battle at 22
1648Thomas Ford, composer, dies
1747Alain R Lesage, French author (Le diable boiteux), dies at 79
1768Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st duke of Newcastle, dies at 75
1770Gian Francesco de Majo, composer, dies at 38
1796Catharina II the Great, empress of Russia (1762-96), dies at 67
1818Charlotte Sophia von Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of England, dies
1826Louise Reichardt, composer, dies at 47
1848Jozef B "Olim" Cannaert, Flemish lawyer, dies
1856William Knyvett, composer, dies at 77
1862Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky, composer, dies at 63
1875Hilario Ascasubi, Argentina author (pampa, gauchos & indians), dies
1893Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg, king of Bulgaria (1879-86), dies at 36
1905Adolf WAKF, duke of Nassau/grand duke of Luxembourg, dies at 88
1905Philip EFMCBLG, earl of Flanders, dies
1917F-Auguste-R Rodin, French sculptor (Baiser, Thinker), dies at 77
1921John McLaren, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1912), dies
1927Adolf A Joffe, Russian author/diplomat, commits suicide at 44
1929A F A Lilley, cricketer (92 dismissals in 35 Tests 1896-1909), dies
1929Herman Hollerith, German/US statistician (punch card), dies at 69
1931John P Lotsy, botanist/geneticist (Resumptio Genetics), dies at 64
1931Georgi Atanasov, composer, dies at 50
1937Jack Worrall, cricketer (Australian batsman 1885-99, 11 Tests), dies
1941Earnest Udet, German general/head air pioneer, commits suicide
1943Paul Charles Rene Landormy, composer, dies at 74
1944A C MacLaren, cricketer (England batsman from turn of century), dies
1944Bernard Ray, US lieutenant, dies in Battle at Hrtgenwald
1947Ricarda Huch, writer, dies at 83
1955James Price Johnson, composer, dies at 64
1959Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer/pianist/conductor, dies at 72
1962Arthur Vining Davis, CEO (Alcoa-1910-57), dies at 95 in Miami
1968Wilhelm Lehmann, writer, dies at 86
1970Naunton Wayne, actor (Dead of Night), dies at 69
1971Melville Cooper, actor (Diane, Bundle of Joy), dies of cancer at 75
1971Jackie Cooper, actor (People's Choice), dies at 49
1971Gladys Cooper, actress (Margaret-The Rogues), dies at 83
1974Clive Brook, actor/director (On Approval), dies at 87
1975Kay Johnson, actress (Real Glory, Of Human Bondage), dies at 70
1976Victor Alessandro, composer, dies at 60
1978James J "Gene" Tunney, heavyweight boxing champ (1926-8), dies at 80
1978Claude Dauphin, actor (Paris Precinct), dies at 75
1979John Glassock, bass (Jethro Tull), dies at 27 following heart surgery
1981Bob Eberly, singer (Jimmy Dorsey Band), dies at 65
1982Ruth Donnelly, comedienne, dies at 86 in NYC
1982Eduard Tubin, composer, dies at 77
1982Duk Koo Kim, S Korean boxer, legally declared dead
1982Bill Baldwin, announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 69
1984Jan Novak, composer, dies at 63
1985Jimmy Ritz, actor (Ritz Brothers), dies of heart failure at 81
1986Georges Besse, French president-director of Renault, murdered
1986Alan Hewitt, actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian), dies at 71
1987Irene Wicker, singer/actress (Singing Lady), dies at 81
1988Sheilah Graham, gossip columnist, dies of heart failure at 84
1989Billy Lee, actor (Sons of Legion, Biscuit Eater), dies
1989Emerson Buckley, composer, dies at 73
1991John Blatnik, (Rep-Minn, 1947-75), dies at 80
1991Kelly Jean Van Dyke-Nance, (Jerry Van Dyke's daughter), suicide at 33
1991Paul Reid Roman, actor (Aviator, Blue Knight), dies of cancer at 55
1992Audre Lorde, St Croix' feminist author (Black Unicorn), dies
1993Jthm de Vreeze, Dutch MP (KVP, 1956..77), dies at 80
1994G Waller, German/Swiss movie journalist (NRC/Variety), dies at 82
1995Alan Hull, singer/composer, dies at 50
1995Edward LeBone Molotlegi, chief of the Bafokeng, dies at 66
1995John Prickett, teacher/ecumenist, dies at 88
1995Marguerite Young, writer, dies at 87
1995Peter John Welding, record producer, dies at 60
1996Andrew John Fairclough, trade union educator, dies at 45
1996Johan Fleming Ramsland, broadcaster, dies at 54

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