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Events for yesterday in history Birthdays  Deaths
0638 Start of Islamic calendar
1265 1st English Parliament formally convened (some authorities)
1490 1st printing of Ramban's Sha'ar ha-Gemul
1492 "Pentateuch" (Jewish holy book) 1st printed
1552 2nd version of Book of Common Prayer becomes manditory in England
1556 Most deadly earthquake kills 830,000 in Shensi Province, China
1570 Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland, assassinated; civil war breaks out
1571 Queen Elizabeth I opens Royal Exchange in London
1579 Union of Utrecht signed, forming protestant Dutch Republic
1631 France & Sweden sign anti-German Treaty of Bärwald
1637 Dutch governor Johan Mauritius lands in Pernambuco Brazil
1643 Sir Thomas Fairfax takes Leeds for Parliamentarians
1647 Scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles I to English parliament
1663 King Louis XIV affirms covenant with R˜nstaten
1668 England, Netherlands & Sweden signs Triple Alliance against French
1719 Principality of Liechtenstein created within Holy Roman Empire
1723 Georg Friedrich Händel's opera "Ottone," premieres in London
1779 Charles Messier catalogs M56 (globular cluster in Lyra)
1789 Georgetown, 1st US Catholic college, founded
1793 2nd partition of Poland, between Prussia & Russia
1793 Humane Society of Philadelphia (1st aid society) organized
1796 Armand-Gaston Camus becomes chairman of Council of 500
1812 7.8 earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri
1833 Joseph Pease, a Quaker, admitted to Parliament on his affirmation
1845 Uniform US election day for president & VP authorized
1849 Mrs Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman physician in US
1849 Patent granted for an envelope-making machine
1856 Steamer Pacific lost
1862 Agoston Haraszthy, 1st vintner in Sonoma Valley, imports 10,000
1865 -Jan 25th) Battle of City Point, VA (James River, Trent's Reach)
1870 173 Blackfoot (140 women & children) killed in Montana by US Army
1879 National Archery Association forms (Crawfordsville Ind)
1889 Dr Daniel Hale Williams forms Provident Hospital in Chicago
1894 G W Bunbury of Dublin sets shorthand record of 250 wpm for 10 min
1896 Edward Macdowell's 2nd Suite in E, premieres
1897 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Abbey Grange" (BG)
1902 Winnipeg Victorias sweep Toronto Wellingtons in 2 for Stanley Cup
1907 Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes 1st Native American US senator
1908 US & Great-Britain demand end of abuses in Congo
1909 1st radio rescue at sea
1916 Temp falls from 44°F (7°C) to -56°F (49°C) night of 23-24, Browning MT
1920 Dutch refuse to turn over ex-kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany to allies
1923 Taxi strike in Amsterdam begins (through March 9th)
1924 Ramsey MacDonald forms 1st Labour govt in Britain
1926 Eugene O'Neill's "Great God Brown," premieres in NYC
1928 "Abenteuer of brave Soldier Schwejk" premieres in Berlin
1930 Clyde Tombaugh photographs planet Pluto
1930 George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Va established
1930 WIS-AM (now WOMG) in Columbia SC begins radio transmissions
1932 El Salvador army kills 4,000 protesting farmers
1933 20th amendment changes date of presidential inaugurations to 1/20
1936 Catholic People's Party (KVP) of Curaçao forms
1937 Karl Radek & 16 others go on trial in Stalin's great purge
1940 Pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of Polish govt in exile
1941 Ground breaking for NACA (now NASA) Lewis Research Center
1941 WOR-AM in Newark NJ moves to NYC
1942 Japanese troops occupy Rabaul New Britain
1942 Tank battle at Adzjedabia, African corps vs British army
1943 66.34 cm (26.12"), Hoegees Camp, California (state record)
1943 British 8th army marches into Tripoli
1943 Detroit Red Wings scores NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
1943 Japanese Mount Austen on Guadalcanal captured
1944 Arnold Schoenberg's "Ode to Napoleon," premieres in NYC
1944 Det Red Wings score 15 goals against NY Rangers & NHL record 37 points, also most consecutive goals & most lopsided game 15-0
1945 Dutch Premier Gerbrandy, exiled in London, offers his resignation
1946 Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, USNR, becomes 1st director of CIA
1948 Bradman scores 201 in 272 mins v India, 21 fours 1 six
1948 Huston's "Treasure of Sierra Madre" starring Humphrey Bogart opens
1948 Test debut of Neil Harvey, v India at Adelaide
1950 3rd edition of Joseph Kane's Famous 1st Facts published
1950 AP picks "Miracle Braves" of 1914 as greatest sports upset
1950 Israeli Knesset resolves Jerusalem is capital of Israel
1950 NFL rule changes open way for 2-platoon system (offense & defense)
1950 Rebel army of cap Raymond Westerner occupies Bandung
1951 3rd Emmy Awards: Alan Young Show, Alan Young & Gertrude Berg
1953 Bobby Simpson makes 1st-class debut for NSW 16 yrs 357 days
1953 NFL Dallas Texans become Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts)
1953 NFL's National & American conference become Eastern & Western conf
1954 Harry van Thorn chosen chairman of Dutch KVP
1954 Longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (18 games)
1955 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1955 KORK (now KVBC) TV channel 3 in Las Vegas, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast
1958 "Body Beautiful" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 60 performances
1958 Dictator Marcos Pérez Jiménez flees Venezuela, Larraz bal takes power
1958 Hanif Mohammad completes 337 in 970 minutes v West Indies
1960 Bathosphere "Trieste" reach bottom of Pacific (10,900 m)
1961 Supreme Court rules cities & states have right to censor films
1961 Venezuela adopts constitution
1962 Bob Feller & Jackie Robinson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1962 British spy Kim Philby defects to USSR
1962 Libya, Morocco, Algeria & Tunisia plan to form United Arab Maghreb
1964 24th Amendment ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections
1964 Arthur Miller's "After the Fall," premieres in NYC
1965 "King Family Show" (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV
1965 BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Dick Weber
1965 Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in loss to Philadelphia Warriors led by Wilt Chamberlain
1967 Stan Musial is named GM of Cards
1968 Joe Medwick elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1968 Spy ship USS Pueblo & 83-man crew seized in Sea of Japan by N Korea
1969 Cream releases their last album "Goodbye"
1970 Australia's 1st amateur radio satellite (Oscar 5) launched (Calif)
1970 Dolle Mina's burns her bra in Amsterdam
1970 US launches 2nd generation weather satellite, ITOS 1
1970 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1971 -80°F (-62°C) in Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska (US record)
1971 4th ABA All-Star Game: East 126 beats West 122 at Carolina
1971 UCLA loses to Notre Dame, UCLA then wins next 88 games in a row
1972 2nd AFC-NFC pro bowl, AFC wins 26-13
1972 Ard Schenk becomes European all-round skating champ
1972 Bootlegger sells wood alcohol to wedding party-100 die-New Delhi
1972 Entire population of Istanbul under 24 hour house arrest
1972 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 26-13
1973 23rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 104-84 at Chicago
1973 Helgafell, island of Heimaey Iceland erupts for 1st time in 7,000 yrs
1973 Jordan Air crash at Kano, Nigeria kills 176 Moslem pilgrims
1973 Pres Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War
1974 1st edition of women's magazine "Story"
1975 "Barney Miller" premieres on ABC TV
1975 Ralph Kiner elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
1976 Ian Redpath hits his only 2 sixes in Cricket Tests, v WI Adelaide
1976 Wash Caps end 25 game winless streak (0-22-3) beat NY Rangers 7-5
1977 $1.5-million Serge Lepage dress exhibited, Paris
1977 Miniseries "Roots" premieres on ABC
1978 Belgian industrial Haron Empain kidnapped in Paris
1978 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 14-13
1979 Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1981 1st Richard Nixon museum opens (San Clemente Calif)
1981 Jochem Bird elected mayor of West Berlin
1981 Mike Bossy becomes 1st in NHL to score 50 goals in 50 games
1981 Red Sox trade Fred Lynn to Angels for Frank Tanana & Joe Rudi
1982 Urbe Blanca (cow) produces record 110 kg of milk, Cuba (approx date)
1982 World Airways DC-10 skids at Boston Logan Airport killing 2
1983 "A-Team" with Mr T premieres on NBC
1983 Bjorn Borg announces his retirement from tennis
1983 Cerebral Palsy telethon raises $14,700,000
1983 In NBA, Portland scores all 17 pts in overtime to beat Houston 113-96
1983 Russian radioactive satellite falls into Indian Ocean
1983 Schöne skates ladies world record 5 km (7:40.97)
1984 Buffalo Sabres win NHL record 10th straight road game
1984 Greatest unpaced 1-hr bicycle distance, F Moser (Italy), 51.15 km
1984 Hulk Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to become WWF champ
1985 Britains House of Lords debate 1st televised
1986 "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 13 perfs
1986 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB
1986 1st induction of Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Bros, B Holly, J L Lewis & Elvis Presley)
1987 Dow Jones rises 64 points then drops 110 points (44.15 pt loss)
1987 Japan 1st exceeds military spending cap of 1% of GNP ($23 billion)
1988 45th Golden Globes: Last Emperor, Sally Kirkland, Michael Douglas
1988 62nd Australian Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Chris Evert (61 76)
1988 Bob Benoit bowls 1st 300-pt game in a televised title match
1988 Experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan & Jeana Yeager, complete 1st nonstop, round-the-world flight without refueling lands
1989 Challenge to "who is a Jew" law filed in Israeli Supreme Court
1989 NBA New Jersey Nets begin a 32+ game road losing streak
1990 Dean Jones scores twin Test tons v Pakistan at Adelaide Oval
1991 "Seinfeld" debuts on NBC-TV
1991 World's largest oil spill, caused by embattled Iraqi forces in Kuwait
1992 "Visit" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
1993 50th Golden Globes: Scent of a Woman, wins
1993 Graham Gooch scores his 100th 100, on tour at Cuttack
1993 Indian Airlines B737 crashes art Aurangabad, 61 die
1993 NY Newsday reports Ore Sen Bob Packwood sexually harassed 23 women
1993 US female Figure Skating championship won by Nancy Kerrigan
1994 Bernie Kosar is 2nd QB to throw TD passes in AFC & NFC Champ games
1994 Worldwide Day for peace in Bosnia-Hercegovina
1996 Chris Cairns scores 120, 96 balls, 10x4, 9x6 in Test NZ v Zim
1998 Pope John Paul II condemns US embargo against Cuba
3268 Beginning of 2nd Julian Period (1/1 OS)

Birthdays for yesterday in history Events  Deaths
1574Lucas I Franchoys, Belgian painter
1582John Barclay, Scottish satirist/Latin poet (Argenis)
1730Joseph Hewes, US merchant (Declaration of Independence signer)
1752Muzio Clementi, Italian composer
1761Friedrich von Matthison, German poet (Adelaide)
1762Christian A Vulpius, Germany, writer (Rinaldo Rinaldini)
1783Stendahl, [Marie Henri Beyle], France, writer (Le Rouge et de Noir)
1785Carl A Agardh, Sweden, botanist/bishop of Karlstad
1813Franz Commer, composer
1816Carl Herrmann, near Hanover Germany, stage magician
1820Alexander Nikoleyevich Serov, composer
1828Calvin Edward Pratt, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1896
1830Gaston AA Marquis de Gallifet, French general/min of War (1899-1900)
1832douard Manet, France, Impressionist painter (Déjeuner sur L'Herbe)
1833John Randolph Chambliss Jr, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1840Ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company)
1843Hans Heinrich XIV Hochberg, composer
1857Andrija Mohorovicic, Croatian geologist (Moho discontinuity)
1862David Hilbert, Königsberg East Prussia, mathematician
1865Benjamin Delmonte, theater director/actor (Black Haired Whore)
1867Herbert Bedford, composer
1868Juventino Rosas, composer
1869Carlo Felice Boghen, composer
1869Herbert David Croly, US author (Promise of American Life)
1878Oton Zupancic, Slovenian poet (Zimzelen pod Snegom)
1878Rutland Boughton, composer
1885Boleslaw Wallek-Walewski, composer
1887Miklós K llay, premier Hungary (1942-44)
1888Gilbert Ledward, British(?) sculptor
1889Franklin Pangborn, Newark, actor (My Best Gal, Hats Off, Easy Living)
1889Prosper Arents, Flemish bibliographer (Rubens-bibliography)
1891Antonio Gramsci, Italian philosopher/marxist theorist
1893Frank Carlson, (Gov/Rep/Sen-R-Ks)
1894Remy Angenot, Flemish actor (Patriot/Idiot)
1896Charlotte A E M W, grand duchess of Luxembourg (1919-64)
1897Amanda Berry Smith, famous African
1897Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian politician
1898Randolph Scott, actor (Last of the Mohicans, Western Union)
1898Sergei Eisenstein, Russia, director (Battleship Potemkin) [NS]
1899Joseph Nathan Kane, historian (Famous Firsts)
1900Mary Philips, CT, actress (Farewell to Arms, Incendiary Blonde)
1900Ralph Graves, Cleve Ohio, actor (Dirigible, Flight, Dream Street)
1901Benno Stokvis, Dutch attorney/politician
1902Benny Waters, saxophonist
1904Theodor Schaefer, composer
1905David Newell, Mo, actor (Runaway Bride, White Heat, Dangerous Curves)
1905Konstanty I Galczynski, Polish poet (Zielona Ges)
1906Bob Steele, Pendleton Oregon, actor (Duffy-F Troop, Big Sleep)
1907Dan Duryea, White Plains NY, actor (Pride of the Yankees)
1907Hediki Yukawa, Japan, physicist (Nobel 1949)
1908Hubert Nicholson, poet/novelist
1908Pak Saleman Siswowitono, Javan/Surinamese writer
1909Norman Fulton, composer
1910Django Reinhardt, Belgium, Gypsy jazz guitarist
1911Dan Smith, harmonica/gospel singer
1912Ank van der Moer, actress (Verkade, Dutch Comedy)
1914Napoleon L Bonaparte, French pretender to the throne
1915Herma Bauma, Austria, javelin thrower (Oly-gold-1948)
1915Potter Stewart, Mich, 94th Supreme Court justice (1958-81)
1918Gertrude Belle Elion, NYC, biochemist/drug researcher (Nobel 1988)
1919Bob Paisley, English soccer player/trainer/manager of FC Liverpool
1919Ernie Kovacs, Trenton NJ, comedian (Ernie Kovacs' Show)
1919Nina Dumbadze, USSR, Discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1952)
1920Erbet Pawel, biographer (Kafka)
1923Florence Halop, Queens, actress (Florence-Night Court, St Elsewhere)
1923Horace Ashenfelter, US, 3000m steeplechase (Olympic-gold-1952)
1923Walter M[ichael] Miller Jr, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, View from Stars)
1924Frank R Lautenberg, (Sen-D-NJ, 1983- )
1925Marty Paich, Oakland Calif, orch leader (Sonny & Cher, Glenn Campbell)
1928Eugene Monti, Italy, bobsledder (Olympic-2 golds-1968)
1928Jeanne Moreau, Paris France, actress (Going Places, Jules & Jim)
1928Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, Dutch speed skater (Olympic-silver-1952)
1929Ian Thomson, cricketer (England seam bowler v South Africa 1964-65)
1929John Polanyi, Berlin, Canadian chemist (Nobel 1986)
1930Derek Walcott, St Lucia, poet/writer (Omeros, Nobel 1992)
1930Ken Errair, rocker (Four Freshmen)
1930William Reid Pogue, Okemah Okla, Colonel USAF/astronaut (Skylab 4)
1932Bud Shuster, (Rep-R-PA, 1973- )
1933Arlene Golonka, Chicago Ill, actress (Millie-Mayberry RFD)
1933Chita Rivera, Wash DC, actress (West Side Story, Sweet Charity)
1933Joel Spiegelman, composer
1934Lou Antonio, Okla City, actor (Barney-Snoop Sisters, Makin' It)
1936Jerry Kramer, Green Bay Packer, author (Instant Replay)
1938Anatoly Marchenko, Siberia, Soviet dissident
1940Johnny Russell, country singer
1942Ivan Ivanovich Bachurin, cosmonaut
1942Laurie Mayne, cricketer (Australian pace bowler in 6 Tests 1965-70)
1942Willy Bogner Jr, Munich, director (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
1943Gil Gerard, Little Rock Ark, actor (Buck Rogers in 25th Century)
1943William E "Bill" Gibb, Scottish fashion designer
1944Jerry Lawson, US singer (Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk)
1944Marty Russo, (Rep-D-IL, 1975- )
1944Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor (Blade Runner, Ladyhawke, Osterman Weekend)
1944Sergey Belov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1972)
1946Asif Masood, cricketer (Pakistani quick with long & erratic run-up)
1947Thomas R Carper, (Rep-D-DE, 1983- )
1948Anita Pointer, Oakland, rock vocalist (Pointer Sisters-She's So Shy)
1949Robert Cabana, Minneapolis, Mjr USMC/astronaut (STS 41, 53, 68, sk:88)
1950Bill Cunningham, rock keyboardist/bassist (Box Tops)
1950Danny Federici, rocker (E Street Band)
1950Patrick Simmons, guitarist/vocal (Doobie Brothers-Minute by Minute)
1950Richard Dean Anderson, Minneapolis, actor (MacGyver, Emerald Pt NAS)
1950Richard Gilliland, Ft Worth Tx, actor (Jonesy-Waltons, Tom-Heartland)
1950William Cunningham, rock bassist/pianist (Box Tops-Letter)
1951Margaret Johnson Bailes, Bronx NY, 4X100 runner (Olympic-gold-1968)
1951Michael Matz, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-silver-96)
1952Omar Henry, cricketer (1st colored player for South Africa 1992)
1953Lamont Robin Zander, rocker (Cheap Trick)
1953Pat Haden, Westbury, NY, NFL quarterback (LA Rams)
1954Edward Ka-spel, English singer/songwriter (Legendary Pink Dots)
1954Franco De Vita, Caracas Venezuala, spanish singer (Extranjero)
1954Rick Finch, rocker (KC & Sunshine Band-Give It)
1954Trevor Hohns, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1989)
1955Alexander O'Neal, R&B singer
1955Reginald Calloway, trumpet player (Midnight Star-No Parking)
1955Robin Zander, rocker vocalist/guitarist (Cheap Trick-Dream Police)
1957Caroline Louise Marguerite Grimaldi, Monte Carlo Monaco, princess
1958Lorraine Michaels, Canterbury England, playmate (Apr, 1981)
1959Earl Falconer, British reggae bassist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
1959Tyrone Power Jr, Los Angeles Calif, actor (Shag)
1960Greg Ritchie, cricketer (Qld & Aust batsman Fat Cat Mahatma Cote)
1960Misha Mck, East Orange NJ, actress (Gerri-Me & Mrs C)
1961Trey Junkin, tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
1963Gail O'Grady, Detroit, actress (Hitman, Nobody's Perfect, NYPD Blue)
1963Hakeem Olajuwon, NBA center (Houston Rockets)
1963Rocco Romano, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders)
1964Frank Winters, NFL center (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1964Mariska Hargitay, LA Calif, actress (Jesse Smith-Downtown, ER)
1965Tim Berrett, Tunbridge Wells Engl, Canadian 20k walker (Oly-14-92, 96)
1966Haywoode Workman, NBA guard (Indiana Pacers)
1966Mike Brim, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
1966Scott Fortune, Newport Beach Calif, volleyballer (Oly-G-88,B-92, 96)
1967Christine Parris-Washington, Truro Nova Scotia, softball (Olympics-96)
1967Naim Suleymanoglu, Bulgaria, Turkish weight lifter (Oly-gold-1988)
1968Eric Metcalf, NFL receiver/running back (Atl Falcons, SD Chargers)
1968Lubomir Kolnik, Skalica CZ, hockey forward (Team Slovakia, Espoo)
1968Petr Korda, Prague Czech, tennis star (1993 Doubles-Cincinnati)
1968Todd Scott, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1969Brendan Shanahan, Mimico Ont, NHL left wing (Whalers, Red Wings)
1969Eric Carter, CFL cornerback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1970Alan Embree, Vancouver WA, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
1970Jim Schwantz, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, SF 49ers)
1970Mark Wohlers, Holyoke MA, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
1970Marquel Fleetwood, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1970Richard Smehlik, Ostrava Cze, NHL defenseman (Buf Sabres, Oly-Gold-98)
1970Sherman Obando, Changuinola Panama, outfielder (Montreal Expos)
1971Adam Parore, cricket wicket-keeper (NZ, 1st Maori Test centurion)
1971James Logan, WLAF linebacker (Scotland Claymores)
1971Julie Foudy, SD Calif, soccer midfielder (Olympics-96)
1971Kevin Mawae, NFL center/guard (Seattle Seahawks)
1971Mark Grimmette, Ann Arbor Mich, doubles luger (Olympics-1994)
1972Anthony Peterson, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, SF 49ers)
1972Gary Harrell, NFL/WLAF receiver (NY Giants, Frankfurt Galaxy)
1972Kez McCorvey, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
1972Tanya Harding, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1973Mark Kolesar, Minnedosa, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
1974Glen Chapple, cricketer (Lancashire & England A pace bowler)
1974Tiffani-Amber Theissen, Long Beach Ca, actress (Saved by Bell, 90210)
1975Kevin Alexander, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
1976Byron Hanspard, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
1976Phil Boudreault, Copper Cliff Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)
1980Theresa Kulikowski, Tacoma Wash, gymnast (World-bronze-95, Oly-96)

Deaths for yesterday in history Events  Birthdays
1002Otto III, German king/emperor 983/996-1002, dies at 21
1356Margaretha of Bavaria, Emperess of Germany, dies
1516Ferdinand II, king of Aragon/Sicily, dies at 63
1548Bernardo Pisano, composer, dies at 57
1622William Baffin, British explorer, dies at about 38
1639Francisco Maldonado da Silva Solis, Peruvian poet, burned at stake
1648Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, Spanish poet (Del Rey Abajo), dies at 40
1708Thomas Bullis, composer, dies at 80
1800Edward Rutledge, US attorney (signed Decl of Indep), dies at 50
1805Vaclav Pichl, composer, dies at 63
1806William Pitt, the Younger, PM Great Britain (1783..1806), dies at 46
1813George Clymer, US merchant (signed Decl of Independence), dies at 73
1814Georg Friedrich Theodor Wolf, composer, dies at 52
1837John Field, composer, dies at 54
1838Arnold A Buyskes, Dutch vice-admiral/colonial director, dies at 67
1845Francesco Ruggi, composer, dies at 77
1864Michele Puccini, composer, dies at 50
1875Charles Kingsley, English vicar/writer (Westward Ho!), dies at 55
1879Adolf Jensen, composer, dies at 42
1883Gustave Doré, French illustrator, dies at 51
1891Boudouin LPMCAJL, prince of Belgium/count of Flaanders, dies at 21
1893José Zorrilla y Moral, Spanish poet (Granada), dies at 75
1898W A Remy, composer, dies at 66
1908Edward Alexander MacDowell, US composer (Indian Suite), dies at 47
1913Nazim Pasha, Turkey's PM, assassinated
1921Wlasyslaw Zelenski, composer, dies at 83
1926Joseph Carl Breil, composer, dies at 55
1926Désiré J Mercier, Belgian philosopher/cardinal, dies at 74
1931Anna Pavlova, Russian ballerina (Diaghilew, Dying Swan), dies
1936Dame Clara Butt, alto singer (Country of Hope & Glory), dies at 62
1939Matthias Sindelar, Austria soccer star, commits suicide
1939Ernst Blaá, writer, dies
1941Dobri Khristov, composer, dies at 65
1943Alexander Woollcott, critic, dies of a heart attack on radio, at 56
1944Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter (The Scream), dies at 80
1945Helmuth J Moltke, German politician ("July 20th Plot"), executed at 37
1946Matteo Giulio Bartoli, linguist, dies at 72
1946Feliks Nowowiejski, composer, dies at 68
1947Pierre Bonnard, French painter/illustrator, dies at 79
1947Roy Park, cricketer (prolific Victorian bat & official), dies
1956Alexander Korda, English movie producer (Henry VIII), dies at 62
1957Willie Edwards, US black, murdered by KKK at 25
1964Louis Horst, composer, dies at 80
1966Jo van Ammers-Kller, Dutch playwright (Opstandigen), dies at 81
1969Jaroslav Kricka, composer, dies at 86
1975Karel Paul van der Mandele, director (Rotterdam Bank), dies at 94
1976Paul Robeson, athlete/lawyer/singer, dies in Philadelphia at 77
1976Aleksey Vasilyevich Sorokin, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 44
1977Bernard "Toots" Shor, barkeeper, dies at 73
1978Jack Oakie, actor (Great Dictator, Gang Buster), dies at 74
1978Terry Kath, rock guitarist (Chicago), accidently shot in head at 32
1981Samuel Barber, US composer (School for Scandal), dies at 70
1981Bobby Sherwood, orch leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 66
1982Hope Hampton, actress (Star Dust, Lawful Larcency), dies at 83
1984Samuel Gardner, composer, dies at 92
1986Joseph Beuys, West German avant-garde artist/politician, dies at 64
1989Salvador Dalí, Surrealist painter, dies in Spain at 84
1990Mariano Rumor, Italy's PM (1968-70, 73-1974), dies
1990Albert Collins, guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies of pneumonia at 57
1992Freddie Bartholomew, child actor (Kidnapped), dies of emphysema at 67
1992Ian Wolfe, actor (Houdini, THX-1138, Homebodies), dies at 95
1992Simon Brand, South African banker/adviser to Pres De Klerk, dies
1993Thomas A Dorsey, jazz pianist (Take My Hand, Precious Lord), dies
1993Dudley Stevens, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 57
1994Nikolai Ogarkov, Russian marshal (Flight KAL 007), dies at 76
1994Oliver Smith, US set designer (Guys & Dolls-7 Tony Awards), dies at 75
1994Sherry Mathis, actress (Search for Tomorrow), dies of cancer at 44
1994Suzanne M Blum, French lawyer (Charlie Chaplin), dies at 95
1995Peter Ambrose Cyprian Luke, playwright, dies at 75
1995Michael Whalley Wickham, artist, dies at 91
1995Ken Hill, playwright/director, dies at 57
1995Harold Collett Dent, journalist/educationist, dies at 100
1996Shirley Carter Burden, patrician, dies at 54
1996Norman MacCaig, poet, dies at 85
1996John Mackin, programmer, dies at 36
1997Charles Craig, opera singer, dies at 77
1997David Waller, actor (Lady Jane, Perfect Friday, Hannay), dies at 76
1997Jeremy Stephen Maas, writer/art dealer, dies at 68
1997Laura "Dinky" Patterson, dies bungee jump at Superbowl rehearsal at 43
1997Randy Greenawalt, convicted killer, executed by injection at 47
1997Richard Berry, lyricist (Louie Louie), dies at 61
1997Roger John Tayler, astrophysicist, dies at 67
1998Hilla Limann, president of Ghana in (1979-81), dies

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