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Events for yesterday in history Birthdays  Deaths
0496 Anastasius II succeeds Gelasius I as Catholic Pope
0642 Theodore I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1105 Rabbi Nathan ben Yehiel of Rome completes Talmudic dictionary
1434 Thames River freezes
1542 Battle at Solway Moss: English beat Scottish King James
1587 Battle at Auneau: Henri de Guise wins
1601 Earl Mauritius ceases siege of De Bosch due to strict monarchy
1628 John Ford's "Lover's Melancholy," premieres in London
1639 1st observation of transit of Venus occured (only 2, record event)
1642 Abel Janzoon Tasman discovers Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania)
1643 Battle at Tuttlingen: Beiers army under Gen Mercy beats France
1655 English Lord Protector Cromwell bans Anglicans
1688 General strategist John Churchill meets Willem III
1703 1st Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner at Phila
1715 Thames River freezes
1759 Destructive eruption of Vesuvius
1800 Weber's opera "Das Waldmdchen," premieres in Freiburg
1832 South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification
1835 Texas Rangers, mounted police force authorized by Texas Prov Govt
1859 Charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species"
1861 Luik-Vis-Maastricht railway opens
1862 M Lvy publishes Gustave Flauberts "Salammbo"
1863 Battle of Chattanooga, Columbia & Lookout Mt begins in Tennessee
1869 American Woman's Suffrage Association forms (Cleveland)
1871 National Rifle Association organized (NYC)
1874 Joseph F Glidden patents barbed wire
1880 Southern University forms
1887 Victorien Sardou's "La Tosca," premieres in Paris
1896 1st US absentee voting law enacted by Vermont
1897 Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union forms in Kingston
1903 Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter
1903 George Ade's "County Chairman," premieres in NYC
1905 Moshav Hertzlia forms in Israel
1914 Benito Mussolini leaves Italy's socialist party
1914 Dutch Overseas Trustmaatschappij (NOT) forms
1915 Serbian leader flees to Albania
1918 Bla Can forms Hungarian Communist Party
1922 Italian parliament gives Mussolini dictatorial powers "for 1 year"
1923 Radio Belgium's 1st transmission
1924 1st Dutch airplane (Fokker's F-7) reaches Batavia (Java)
1925 1st radio-broadcast of Dutch KRO (Catholic Radio Broadcast)
1925 Eugene O'Neill Theater (Coronet, Forrest) opens at 230 W 49th St NYC
1926 KVI-AM in Seattle WA begins radio transmissions
1930 1st woman pilot on a transcontinental air flight Miss Ruth Nichols (Mineola, NY to Calif), in a Lockheed-Vega, took 7 days
1934 SN Behrman's "Rain from Heaven," premieres in NYC
1934 CFL Grey Cup: Sarnia beats Regina, 20-12 at Toronto
1935 King George II returns to Greece after 12 years
1936 Nol Coward's "Tonight at 8:30," premieres in NYC
1936 Pacifist/anti fascist writer Carl Von Ossietzky sent to concentration camp, award Nobel Peace Prize
1938 Clifford Odets' "Rocket to the Moon," premieres in NYC
1938 National Semi-Pro Basketball Congress authorizes yellow basketball
1941 US troops land on Suriname to protect bauxite mine
1941 Indian infantry attacks German tanks at Sidi Omar
1941 "Life Certificates" issued to some Jews of Vilna, rest exterminated
1942 Fieldmarshal Erich von Manstein arrives in Starobelsk
1942 French collaborator earl De Brinon establishes "African Falanx"
1944 US bombers based on Saipan, begin 1st attack on Tokyo
1947 John Steinbeck's novel "Pearl" published
1947 Un-American Activities Committee finds "Hollywood 10" in contempt because of their refusal to reveal whether they were communists
1948 Ireland votes for independence from UK
1948 WAVE TV channel 3 in Louisville, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 Syracuse Nationals beat Anderson Packers, 125-123 in 5 OTs
1949 Britain nationalizes it's steel & iron industry
1950 "Guys & Dolls" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1200 performances
1950 UN troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas
1950 US infantry division conquerors Chonju Korea
1951 "17" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 180 performances
1951 "Music in the Air" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 56 perfs
1951 39th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 21-14
1951 British auto manufacturers Austin/Moris Motors merge
1952 Agatha Christie's "Mousetrap" opens in London (still running)
1953 Dodgers sign Walter Alston to a 1-year pact as manager for 1954
1954 Air Force One, 1st US Presidential airplane, christened
1954 France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria
1955 1st test flight of Fokker's F-27 Friendship
1956 "Pajama Game" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1063 performances
1956 44th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 50-27
1957 Cleve Browns' fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yds rushing
1958 Mali becomes an autonomous state within French Community
1960 Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record)
1962 Last of Dutch militia leave New-Guinea
1963 1st live murder on TV-Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald
1964 30th Heisman Trophy Award: John Huarte, Notre Dame (QB)
1964 Cards' 3rd baseman Ken Boyer is voted NL MVP
1964 For 1st time since 1800, residents of Wash DC permitted to vote
1964 Rebellion ends in Zaire
1965 Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu, becomes pres of Zaire
1966 1st TV station in Congo, Kinshasa (Zaire)
1966 400 die of respiratory failure & heart attack in killer NYC smog
1966 The Beatles began recording sessions for "Sgt Pepper"
1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational
1969 Apollo 12 returns to Earth
1969 West German pres Heinemann visits Netherlands
1969 Lt William L Calley, charged with massacre of over 100 civilians in My Lai Vietnam in March 1968, ordered to stand trial by court martial
1970 36th Heisman Trophy Award: Jim Plunkett, Stanford (QB)
1971 Braves catcher-infielder Earl Williams, wins NL Rookie of Year
1971 Dan "DB" Cooper parachutes from a Northwest AL 727 with $200,000
1971 Prison rebellion at Rahway State Prison NJ
1972 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1973 Miss Teenage America Pageant
1974 2 truck hijackers freed (3/3/1974)
1974 62nd CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 20-7
1974 Gerald Ford & Leonid Brezhnev signs SALT-2-treaty
1974 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic
1975 "Boccaccio" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 7 performances
1976 NBA Atlanta Hawks end a 28 game road losing streak
1976 Reds Joe Morgan wins his 2nd straight NL MVP Award
1977 Miami Bob Greise passes for 6 touchdowns vs St Louis (55-14)
1977 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1979 Kings' Charley Simmer fails on 8th penalty shot against Islanders
1979 US admits troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange
1980 Ronald Reagan Jr marries Doria Palmieri
1981 1st air-launched cruise missile tested
1982 Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year
1982 Yasuhiro Nakasone succeeds Zenko Suzuki as premier of Japan
1983 Test Cricket debut of Richie Richardson, WI v India Bombay
1983 PLO exchanges 6 Israeli prisoners for 4,500 Palestinians & Lebanese
1985 73rd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 37-24
1985 Egyptian commandos storm captured Boeing in Malta, 60 killed
1986 "Smile" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 48 performances
1986 Cards reliever Todd Worrell wins NL Rookie of Year
1986 Wrestler John Tatum charged with possession of marijuana
1987 Li Peng succeeds premier Zhao Ziyang in China PR
1989 Tendulkar scores a Test Cricket fifty age 16 years 214 days, a record
1989 Elias Hrawi elected president of Lebanon
1989 Communist Party resigns in Czechoslovakia
1991 1st intl flight from Long Island's MacArthur Airport (to Mexico)
1991 79th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 36-21
1991 After going 12-0, Washington Redskins lose to Dallas 24-21
1991 Monica Seles, sets female tennis record winning $2,457,758 in a year
1991 Rachmon Nabijev elected pres of Tadzjikistan
1991 US 75th manned space mission "STS 44" Atlantis 10 launched
1992 Boeing 734 crashes into mountain in China, kills 141
1993 End of world, according to Ukrainian sect White Brotherhood
1993 Brady bill passes establishing 5-day waiting period for handgun sales
1995 Ireland votes to end 70-year-old ban on divorce (50.28% to 49.72%)
1996 "Juan Darien - A Carnival Mass," opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC
1996 CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Edmonton, 43-37 at Hamilton
1996 Karrie Webb wins ITT LPGA Tour Championship
1996 Mashonaland defeat Matabeleland to win the Logan Cricket Cup
1996 Mohammad Wasim scores 109 on Test Cricket debut, Pakistan v NZ Lahore
1996 Rookie Karrie Webb wins LPGA Tour Championship
1997 "Street Corner Symphony," opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 79 perfs

Birthdays for yesterday in history Events  Deaths
1632Baruch "Benedict" de Spinoza, Amsterdam, rationalist philosopher
1642Anne Hilarion de Cotentin, earl of Tourville/knight/admiral/marshal
1655Charles XI, King of Sweden (1660-97)
1690Charles Theodore Pachelbel, composer
1712Willem Bachiene, theologist/geographer/astronomer (Ecclesiastical)
1713Laurence Sterne, Ireland, novelist/satirist (Tristram Shandy)
1713Junipero Serra, priest had a mission in California
1740John Bacon, English sculptor
1747Felice Alessandri, composer
1766J J Friedrich Weinbrenner, German architect/archaeologist
1768Jean-Engelbert Pauwels, composer
1784Zachary Taylor, (Whig) 12th Pres (Mar 5, 1849-July 9, 1850)
1795Josif Josifovich Genishta, composer
1806Omar Pasha, [Michael Lats], Croatian governor/viceroy of Bosnia/Iraq
1811Ditler G Monrad, Danish theologist/bishop/premier (1863- )
1815James Hewward Trapier, N Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1865
1817Juan de la Cruz Moreno Maisonave, Guatemala
1824Karel M M Verlat, Flemish painter/graphic artist
1826Collodi, [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian author (Pinocchio)
1829William Passmore Carlin, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903
1847Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/author (Dracula)
1848Lilli Lehmann, opera singer
1849Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of childrens book (My Secret Garden)
1864Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, France, painter (At the Moulin Rouge)
1868Scott Joplin, US, entertainer/composer (The Entertainer)
1873L Martov, [Yuly O Tsederbaum], Russian revolutionary
1876Walter Griffin, US architect, city planner; designed Canberra, Aust
1877Alben W Barkley, Graves County Ky, (35th Vice Pres-D-1949-53)
1878Mark N Tod, English classicist/historian
1884Michel de Klerk, architect (Amsterdam School)
1886Georges Vandertongerloo, Flemish artist (L'art et Son Avenir)
1888Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Cologne Germany, actor (Metropolis, Spies)
1888Dale Carnegie, author (How to Win Friends & Influence People)
1888Cathleen Nesbitt, Belfast Ireland, actress (Agatha-Farmer's Daughter)
1889Albert J Sylvester, England, ballroom dancer (Alex Moor Award-1977)
1889Cissy van Marxfield, [Setske Beek-de Haan], Dutch author
1892Isidor Achron, composer
1893Fern Andra, Watseka IL, actress (Eyes of the World)
1894Herbert Sutcliffe, cricketer (all-time great opening batsman for Engl)
1899Jan Adam Maklakiewicz, composer
1900Cornelius Kee, composer
1900Jerzy Bonawentura Toeplitz, film maker/teacher
1901Andre Victor Tchelistcheff, winemaker
1902Fernand Braudel, French historian
1905Irene Wicker, singer/actress (Singing Lady)
1906Andreina Pagnani, Rome Italy, actress (Il Commandante)
1906Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Air Bridge monument Berlin)
1908Ray Carter, Chicago Ill, orch leader (Arthur Murray Dance Party)
1908Libertad Lamaraque, Agentina, actress (Madreselva, Puerta Cerrada)
1908Harry Kemelman, US detective author (rabbi-omnibus)
1909Hans Melchior Brugk, composer
1909Hotze de Roos, Dutch youth book author (Chameleon)
1910Lennox Brown, cricketer (S Afr leg-spinner on 1931-32 Aust/NZ tour)
1911Walter Goetz, illustrator cartoonist/painter
1911Kirby Grant, Butte Mont, actor (Sky King)
1912Bernard Delfgaauw, Dutch philosopher (Johnson murderer!)
1912Garson Kanin, Rochester NY, playwright/producer (Double Life)
1912Geraldine Fitzgerald, Dublin Ire, actress (Pawnbroker, Easy Money)
1912Theodore "Teddy" Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger
1913Gisela Mauermeyer, Germany, discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1936)
1914Elise Hoomans, Dutch director/actress (Jane Eyre)
1916Forrest J Ackerman, invented the term "sci-fi"
1917Rita Corita, [Hendrika Sturm], Dutch singer
1917Richard Bilderback Hervig, composer
1917Howard Duff, Bremerton Wash, actor (Flamingo Road, Knots Landing)
1918Roley Jenkins, cricketer (English leg-spinner 1948-52)
1918Tom "Stubby" Fouts, Carroll County Ind, actor (Polka-go-round)
1918William Strethan "Wild Bill" Davis, musician
1919John Silverlight, journalist
1920Joseph Olutola Olu Odutola Oguntala, soho club owner
1920Anthony Griffin, sailor
1921Joe "Ducky" Medwick, baseball player
1921John V Lindsay, (Mayor-R/D-NY, 1965-73)
1925William F Buckley Jr, NYC, right-wing curmudgeon (Firing Line)
1925Alun Owen, North Wales, writer (Hard Days Night)/actor (Servant)
1926Alan Owen, English author (Maggie May, Ronnie Barker Show)
1926Alfred "Fred" Benavente, director/actor (Farce Majeur)
1927Alfred Kraus, Las Palmas Canary Islands, tenor (La Scala)
1927Emma Lou Diemer, composer
1929Eileen Barton, Bkln, singer (Broadway Open House)
1930C T Patankar, cricketer (kept wicket in one Test India v NZ 1955-56)
1930Dante Lavelli, AAFC/NFL end (Cleveland Browns)
1930Ken Barrington, cricketer (tough England batsman)
1932Katalin Juhsz-Nagy, Hungary, foils (Olympic-gold-1964)
1932Fred Titmus, cricketer (long-running England off-spinner)
1934Alfred Schnittke, Russia, composer (St Florian)
1934Claudio Prieto, composer
1934Martin Charnin, Broadway lyricist (Annie, West Side Story)
1935Ronald V Dellums, Oakland Calif, (Rep-D-Calif, 1971- )
1938Wynne Bradburn, cricketer (father of Grant NZ batsman v S Africa 1964)
1938Oscar Robertson, Charlotte Tenn, NBAer (Oly-gold-60)
1939Jim Northrup, baseball player
1939Jim Yester, Birmingham Alabama, rock vocalist/guitarist (Association)
1939Yoshinobu Miyake, Japan, featherweight (Olympic-gold-1964, 68)
1940Wendell Morris Logan, composer
1940Paul Tagliabue, commissioner (NFL)
1941Donald "Duck" Dunn, TN, bassist (Booker T-Mar-Keys, Walkin' the Dog)
1941Gary Boyle, rocker (Isotope)
1941John de Andrea, US sculptor
1941Pete Best, drummer (Beatles)
1942Marlin Fitzwater, press secretary (George Bush)
1942Billy Connolly, Scotland, comedian/actor (Blue Money)
1942Bayani Mendoza de Leon, composer
1943Robin Williamson, rocker (Incredible String Band)
1943Richard Tee, US pianist (Stuff, Strokin')
1943Lee Michaels, rocker
1943Jol Robert, Belgian motorcyclist
1943Barry Milburn, cricketer (NZ wicket-keeper in three Tests 1969)
1944Jules Deelder, Dutch poet (T of Vondel)
1944Dan Glickman, (Rep-D-KS, 1977- )
1944Claudia Dreifus, interviewer/author (7 Stories)
1944Bev Bevan, rocker (ELO)
1946Bev[erley] Bevan, Birmingham England, rock drummer (ELO)
1946Ted Bundy, Burlington VT, serial murderer
1947Dwight Schultz, Balt Md, actor (A-Team)
1948Steve Yeager, catcher (LA Dodger)
1948Spider Robinson, Canada, sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Callahan's Secret)
1948Ashok Gandotra, cricketer (in Rio de Janiero Two Tests for India 1969)
1949Anita Louis, US singer (Soul Children, I'll Be the Other Woman)
1949Martin Duiser, pop producer (Vanessa, Lee Towers)
1950Damon Evans, Balt Md, actor (Lionel-The Jeffersons)
1950Stanley Livingston, actor (Chip-My 3 Sons)
1951Chet Edwards, (Rep-D-Texas)
1951Gaby Landhage, Goteborg Sweden, model (Model of the Rear)
1951Graham Price, British rugby player
1952Brijesh Patel, cricketer (Indian batsman 1974-77)
1953Tod Machover, composer
1955Clement Burke, rock drummer (Blondie)
1955Ian Botham, cricketer (all time great all-rounder Extrovert)
1955Scott Mabon Hoch, Raleigh NC, PGA golfer (1982 USF&G Classic)
1956Doug Davidson, actor (Young & Restless)
1957Denise Crosby, Hollywood Calif, actress (Tasha-Star Trek: Next Gen)
1957Chris Hayes, Calif, rock guitarist (Huey Lewis & The News)
1958Alain Chabat, actor (French Twist, Six Days Six Night)
1958Carmel, [McCourt], England, rocker (Storm, More More More)
1961Carl Sundquist, Indianapolis Ind, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1962Randy Velarde, Midland TX, infielder (NY Yankees, Calif Angels)
1962Lesa Ann Pedriana, Milwaukee Wisc, playmate (April, 1984)
1962John Squire, English pop guitarist (Stone Roses, She Bangs the Drums)
1963Lisa Howard, actress (Days of Our Life, Rolling Vengeance)
1965Nyla Jane Carroll, New Plymouth NZ, 5k/10k/marathoner (Olympics-96)
1966Joseph "Run" Simmons, rapper (Run DMC)
1966Ledell Eackles, NBA guard (Wash Wizards/Bullets)
1967Cal Eldred, baseball player
1967Ben McDonald, Baton Rouge LA, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
1967Al Martin, Covina CA, outfielder (Pitts Pirates)
1968Ken Johnson, Quincy Mass, 3x40 rifle (Olympics-1996)
1968Dawn Robinson, singer (En Vogue)
1968Dave Jukes, Toronto Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Kawartha Lakes)
1968Dave Hansen, Long Beach CA, infielder (LA Dodgers)
1969Romesh Kaluwitharana, cricket (big-hit SL batsman, ton on Test debut)
1970Nancy Mason, Belleville Ill, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-17th-1995)
1970Lemanski Hall, NFL linebacker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
1970Kelly Blair, Prosser Wash, heptathlete
1970Jason Jacome, Tulsa OK, pitcher (KC Royals)
1970Doug Brien, kicker (New Orleans Saints)
1970Chris Hall, WLAF safety (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1970Chad Taylor, musician (Live)
1970Brett Wallerstedt, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
1971Keith Primeau, Toronto, NHL forward (Carolina, Detroit)
1971Tony Cline, NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills)
1972Fred Brathwaite, Ottawa, NHL goalie (Edmonton Oilers)
1972Barry Potomski, Windsor, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
1973Donny Brady, defensive back (Baltimore Ravens)
1973Kendel Shello, DL (Indianapolis Colts)
1975Carly Jarmon, Mesquite Texas, Miss America-Texas (1996)
1976Chen Lu, China, figure skater (Olympics-Bronze-94)
1977Kimi Fairchild, Miss Louisiana Teen USA (1996)

Deaths for yesterday in history Events  Birthdays
1115Mathilde, markgravin of Toscane, dies
1192Albert I van Leuven/Luik, Belgian bishop of Luik/saint, dies at 27
1555French Vervoort, Flemish mystic (Bruylocht Cleedt), dies at about 65
1571Jan Blahoslav, Czech bishop, dies at 48
1572John Knox, Scottish preacher, dies at about 67
1615Sethus Calvisius, composer, dies at 59
1650Manuel Cardoso, composer, dies at 83
1674Franciscus van Enden, Flemish jesuit/free thinker, executed at 72
1722Johann Adam Reincken, German organist/composer, dies at 99
1822Karl Jacob Wagner, composer, dies at 50
1827Harman W Muntinghe, lawyer/colonial director, dies at 54
1838Karl Ludwig Hellwig, composer, dies at 65
1840Cornelis RT Krayenhoff, fortress architect/cartographer, dies at 82
1842Pehr Frigel, composer, dies at 92
1848William Lamb 2nd viscount Melbourne, British PM (1834..41), dies at 69
1863Claudius Charles Wilson, Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 32
1880Hanri Reber, composer, dies at 73
1885Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1875-85), dies at 27
1899Abdullah ibn Mohammed al-Ta'a'ishi, mahdi of Sudan (1883-99), dies
1903Charles Dupee Blake, composer, dies at 56
1914Louis de Raet, Belgian economist/Flemish People Party, dies
1916John Francis Barnett, composer, dies at 79
1923Michel de Klerk, architect (Amsterdam School), dies at 39
1929Georges Clemenceau, French journalist/premier (1917-20), dies at 88
1943Martin Raschke, German author/war correspondent, dies at 38
1943Reina Prince Geerligs, [Leentjes Vandendriesch], anti-fascist, dies
1944Vaclav Stepan, composer, dies at 54
1944EMHCH Houtappel, resistance fighter: in Neuengamme, dies
1946Alfonso Broqua, composer, dies at 70
1948Raoul Armand Georg Koczalski, composer, dies at 64
1953George Alexander Russell, composer, dies at 73
1953Robert H Lightfoot, English theologist/exegetist, dies at 70
1957Norma Talmadge, US actress (Within the Law), dies
1958Edgar A Robert Cecil viscount of Chelwood, (Nobel 1937), dies at 94
1959Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainen writer (Commissioners), dies at 60
1959Lyman Bryson, educator (UN Casebook), dies at 71
1960Salomon "Sam" de Wolff, zionist/socialist theorist, dies at 82
1961Ruth Chatterton, actress (Female, Dodsworth), dies after illness at 67
1962James J Kilroy, tank inspector (Kilroy was here), dies at 60
1963Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK's assassinator, shot dead by Jack Ruby
1964John Fabricius, playwright, dies at 55
1967Arnold J d'ailly, mayor of Amsterdam (1946-56), dies at 65
1970Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, composer, dies at 76
1972Hall Overton, US composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), dies at 52
1977Richard Carlson, actor/director (Little Foxes, Hunted), dies at 65
1980George Raft, actor (Scarface, Johnny Angel, Mr Ace), dies at 85
1985Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter/translator, dies at 67
1989Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio host, dies at 85
1990Bulent Arel, composer, dies at 72
1990Nistani Keiji, philosopher, dies in Kyoto Japan
1991Freddie Mercury, British singer (Queen), dies of AIDS at 45
1991Eric Carr, drummer (Kiss-Beth), dies of cancer at 41
1991Anton Furst, production designer (Batman), dies at 47
1992Henri J de Koster, Dutch Min of Defense (1971-73), dies at 78
1992Mary Smithuysen, Dutch dancer/actress (Bridge Too Far), dies
1992Theo Edison, son of Thomas Edison, dies at 94
1993Wu Yi Shen, mayor of Shen Yang China, dies in helicopter
1993Jan Schrauwen, Dutch sculptor, dies at 36
1993Imad Aqal, Palestinian Hamas leader, dies at 24
1993Germaine Emilie Madame Gres Krebs, haute Couturist, dies at 89
1993Albert Collins, blues guitarist (Don't Lose Your Cool), dies at 61
1994Tommy Boyce, songwriter (Boyce & Hart), dies at 55
1994Jo Vis, Dutch resistance fighter (Yad Vashem), dies at 88
1994Ivo Perilli, Italian screenplay/director (Ragazzo), dies at 92
1995Jeffrey Lynn, actor (Tony Rome, Butterfield 8, Up Front), dies at 89
1995Stuart Henry, disc jockey, dies at 53
1995Woiciech Woytek Wiesidlowski Lowski, dancer, dies at 56
1996Edison Vasalievich Denisov, composer, dies at 67
1996Michael James O'Hehir, commentator/journalist, dies at 76
1996Sorley MacLean Somhairle MacChaluim, poet, dies at 85

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