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Events for yesterday in history Birthdays  Deaths
0590 St Gregory I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1189 30 Jews are mnassacred at King Richard I (lion hearted) coronation
1189 England's King Richard I (the Lion-Hearted) crowned in Westminster
1260 Battle of Ain Djaloet, Palestine defeats Mongols army
1483 Utrecht surrenders to Habsburgs army
1543 Cardinal Beaton replaces earl Arran as regent for Mary of Scotland
1632 Battle at Nrnberg: Duke wallenstein beats Sweden
1650 Battle at Dunbar: England vs Scotland
1651 Battle at Worcester-Oliver Cromwell destroys English royalists
1658 Richard Cromwell succeeds his father as English Lord Protector
1683 Turkish troops break through defense of Vienna
1697 King William's War in America ends with Treaty of Ryswick
1709 1st major group of Swiss/German colonists reaches NC/SC
1725 England, France, Hannover & Prussia sign Covenant of Hannover
1731 Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Friesland
1752 This day never happened nor next 10 as England adopts Gregorian Calendar. People riot thinking the govt stole 11 days of their lives
1752 US adopts Gregorian calender (becomes Sept 14)
1779 Earl d'orvilliers (French/Spanish Armada) sails back to Brest
1783 Treaty of Paris signed (ending US Revolutionary War)
1791 French Constitution passed by French National Assembly
1826 USS Vincennes leaves NY to become 1st warship to circumnavigate globe
1832 Rebellious slaves set fire to Paramaribo Suriname
1833 NY Sun begins publishing (1st daily newspaper)
1838 Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery disguised as a sailor
1849 Calif State Constitutional Convention convenes in Monterey
1852 Anti Jewish riots break out in Stockholm
1861 Confederate forces enter Kentucky, thus ending its neutrality
1864 Battle of Berryville, VA
1864 US, British, French & Dutch naval officer sails Staits of Simonoseki
1865 Army commander in SC orders Freedmen's Bureau to stop seizing land
1878 England's Princess Alice sinks; 645 die
1881 1st US Mens Tennis: Richard D Sears beats William E Glyn (60 63 62)
1881 Anton Bruckner completes his 6th Symphony
1882 French/Vietnamese/Chinese battle at Hanoi, 100s die
1888 East Africa Company political & commercial rights
1888 Queen Victoria grants William Mackinnons Imperial British
1890 Oliver S Campbell wins US Tennis Open
1891 11th US Mens Tennis: Oliver S Campbell beats C Hobart (26 75 79 61 62)
1891 Cotton pickers organize union & staged strike in Texas
1891 John Stephens Durham, named minister to Haiti
1895 1st pro football game played, Latrobe beats Jeanette 12-0 (Penn)
1900 British annex Natal (South Africa)
1901 Boer General Smuts enters Kiba Drift in Cape Colony
1902 Pittsburgh Pirates, win earliest pennent (full season)
1902 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Illustrious Client"
1903 Resolute beats Shamrock III (England) in 13th America's Cup
1904 St Louis Olympics closes
1906 Yanks win 2nd game on a forfeit over A's; 2nd forfeit win
1906 Phila Giants win Negro Championship Cup in Phila before 10,000 fans
1908 James Barries "What Every Woman Knows," premieres in London
1911 31st US Mens Tennis: Wm A Larned beats Maurice E McLoughlin (64 64 62)
1912 Arnold Schoenberg's "Fnf Orchesterstcke," premieres
1912 World's 1st cannery opens in England to supply food to the navy
1914 Prince Wilhelm von Wied leaves Albania
1914 French troops vacate Reims
1914 Cardinal Giacome della Chiesa becomes Pope Benedict XV
1914 British expeditionary army/general Lanrezacs army attacks the Marne
1916 Allies turned back Germans in WW I's Battle of Verdun
1917 Utrecht soccer team Holland forms
1917 Grover Cleveland Alexander pitches complete wins in a doubleheader
1917 German troops over run Riga Latvia
1917 1st night bombing of London by German fighter planes
1918 38th US Mens Tennis: R L Murray beats William T Tilden (63 61 75)
1918 5 soldiers hanged for alleged participation in Houston riot of 1917
1918 Allies forced Germans back across Hindenburg Line
1921 KPB, Communist Party of Belgium forms
1921 16th Davis Cup: USA beats Japan in New York (5-0)
1923 Dorothys Donelly's "Poppy," premieres in NYC
1924 Civil war breaks out in China (Gen Tsi moves to Shanghai)
1924 L Stallings & M Anderson's "What Price Glory?," premieres in NYC
1925 Dirigible "Shenandoah" crashed near Caldwell Ohio, 13 die
1925 1st international handball match held
1928 Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb got his 4,191th & final career hit
1929 Dow Jones hits a record peak of 381.17
1930 Hurricane kills 2,000, injures 4,000 (Dominican Republic)
1932 Ellsworth Vines beats Henri Cochet for US Tennis title
1932 Jimmie Foxx of A's hits 50th & 51st HRs to become 3rd to hit 50
1934 Tunisia began its move for independence
1935 1st automobile to exceed 300 mph, Sir Malcolm Campbell (301.337 mph)
1935 Andrew Varipapa sets bowling record of 2,652 points in 10 games
1936 3rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 7, Detroit 7 (76,000)
1938 1940 Olympic site changed from Tokyo Japan to Helsinki Finland
1939 Britain declares war on Germany. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, NZ, South Africa & Canada
1939 Yanks beat Red Sox on a forfeit, their 4th forfeit win
1939 Great Britain & France declare war on Germany after invasion of Poland
1939 German U-boat sinks British passenger ship Athenia
1940 US gives Britain 50 destroyers in exchange for Newfoundland base lease
1940 Sicherheits police bans Free masons, Rotary & Red Cross
1940 Neth govt in exile of Gerbrandy forms London
1940 Hitler orders invasion in England on Sept 21 (Operation-Seelöwe)
1940 39.4 CM rainfall at Sapulpa Oklahoma (state record)
1940 1st showing of high definition color TV
1941 1st use of Zyclon-B gas in Auschwitz (on Russian prisoners of war)
1941 KYW TV channel 3 in Philadelphia, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1943 General Castellano signs cease fire treaty in Sicily
1943 British 8th army lands in South Italy (Messina)
1944 Tank division of British Guards free Brussels
1944 Prince Bernhard appointed supreme commander of Neth Domestic Arm Force
1944 Last transport from Westerbork to Auschwitz
1944 French troops liberate Lyon
1944 Frank Parker beats Bill Talbert for US Tennis title
1944 Canadian troops liberate Abbeville, France
1944 68th & last transport of Dutch Jews (Anne Frank) leaves to Auschwitz
1944 58th US Womens Tennis: P Betz beats Margaret Osborne duPont (63 86)
1945 65th US Mens Tennis: Sgt Frank A Parker beats Wm Talbert (14-12 61 62)
1945 Japanese forces in Philippines surrender to Allies
1947 Yanks get 18 singles to beat Red Soxs 11-2
1947 Phila A's Bill McCahan no-hits Wash Senators, 3-0
1948 W Gomulka deposed as general secretary of Polish Worker's party
1949 Fire in Chiang-king, China, destroys 7,000 lives
1951 TV soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" debuts on CBS
1953 French minister François Mitterrand, resigns due to colonial policy
1954 Pope Pius X canonized a saint
1954 Espionage & Sabotage Act of 1954 signed
1954 China begins artillery bombing on Quemoy & Amoy
1955 KTBS TV channel 3 in Shreveport, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 Tanks are deployed against racist demonstrators in Clinton, Tennessee
1957 Warren Spahn sets record for a lefty pitcher with 41st shut-out
1957 KTCA TV channel 2 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1957 Dodgers play last game in Jersey City (11-4 in NJ)
1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open
1964 US attorney general Robert Kennedy resigns
1964 Wilderness Act signed into law by President Lyndon B Johnson
1965 Preparing a move to Anaheim, Angels change their name from LA to Calif
1965 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Mysterium Fidei
1965 Jim Hickman becomes 1st NY Met to hit 3 HRs in a game
1965 Garcia Godoy forms govt in Dominican Republic
1965 Curt Flood's record of 568 straight chances without an error begins
1966 24th World SF Convention honors Gene Roddenberry
1966 Donovan hits #1 with "Sunshine Superman"
1967 WJPM TV channel 33 in Florence, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 Sweden begins driving on right-hand side of road
1967 Nguyen Van Thieu elected pres of S Vietnam under a new constitution
1967 Last broadcast of "What's My Line" on CBS TV
1967 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' World Series of Golf
1967 Final episode of "What's My Line?," hosted by John Charles Daly
1968 Chicago White Sox set AL record of 39 loses by 1 run
1970 After NL record 1,117 consec games, Billy Williams asks to sit out
1970 Bill Halley & Comets reject $30,000 for 15 date tour of Australia
1970 Indonesian president Suharto visits Netherlands
1971 Watergate team breaks into Daniel Ellsberg's doctor's office
1971 Qatar regains complete independence from Britain
1971 Manlio Brosio resigns as sect-gen of NATO
1971 John Lennon leaves UK for NYC, never to return
1973 General Walters, ends term as acting director of CIA
1973 Jerry Lewis' 8th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
1974 US & German DR establish diplomatic relations
1974 NBA guard Oscar Robinson retires
1974 Giants John Montefusco makes his major league debut
1975 Chartered 707 crashes in Atlas Mts of Morocco, 188 die
1975 Steve Garvey begins his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak
1976 Viking 2 soft lands on Mars (Utopia), returns photos
1977 Japan's Sadaharu Oh hits 756th HR to surpass Hank Aaron's total
1977 Last broadcast of "Mary Tyler Moore Show" on NBC-TV
1978 Pope John Paul I officially installed as 264th supreme pontiff
1978 Leonid Mossejev becomes European marathon champ (2:11:57.5)
1978 Crew of Soyuz 31 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 29
1979 Hurricane David, a strong Atlantic storm kills over 1,000
1979 Iran army conquerors Mahabad
1979 Jerry Lewis' 14th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,000,000
1979 Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1981 Longest game in Fenway Park, suspended in 19, Mariners-7, Red Sox-7
1981 Gerald P Remy of Boston gets 6 hits in a baseball game
1982 Jörgensen govt in Denmark resigns
1984 South Africa adopts constitution
1984 Jerry Lewis' 19th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $32,074,566
1984 Cindy Hill wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1984 Bruce Sutter breaks NL record for saves in a season with his 38th
1984 28 year old Chicagoan wins $40 million in Illinois state lottery
1985 20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I)-Discovery 6-returns to Earth
1985 England regain Cricket Ashes by beating Australia at The Oval
1985 NY Met Gary Carter hits 3 consecutive HRs in a game
1986 Alan Ayckbourn's "Woman in Mind," premieres in London
1986 Astros & Cubs use a record 53 players in an 18 inning game
1987 Coup in Burundi suspends constitution
1988 Dennis Eckersley sets A's record with his 37th save en route to 45
1989 "Into the Woods" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 764 perfs
1989 Iljushin-62 crashes down on residential area of Havana, 170 die
1989 Chris Evert defeats 15-year-old Monica Seles for her 101st & last US Tennis Open singles victory
1990 White Sox reliever Bobby Thigpen sets save record at 47 en route to 57
1990 Jerry Lewis' 25th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $44,172,186
1990 Helen Hudson sings national anthem in 26th park of year (San Diego)
1990 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1990 9th no-hitter of 1990: Blue Jay Dave Steib beats Cleve 3-0
1992 Jerry Lewis' 27th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,759,368
1994 Circulation of Neth Telegraph/News of the Day reaches 800,000
1995 Carolina Panthers lose their 1st NFL game (Atlanta-23 Carolina-20 OT)
1995 Jacksonville Jaguars lose their 1st NFL game (Houston-10, Jaguars-3)
1995 NY Yankee Tony Fernandez hits for the cycle
1995 Soyuz TM-22, launched into orbit
1996 Slowinski & Gage discovers 2^1257787-1 (34th known Mersenne prime)

Birthdays for yesterday in history Events  Deaths
1568Adriano Banchieri, composer
1596Nicolo Amati, Italy, violin maker (Stradivari & Guarneri)
1600Dirck Graswinckel, Dutch States-General court clerk
1608Pieter Stockmans, Flemish chairman of military
1695Pietro Antonio Locatelli, Italian violinist/composer
1703Johan-Theodoor van Bayern, prince-bishop of Luik/cardinal
1719Ferdinand Zellbell, composer
1757Charles X, Versailles France, Duke of Prussia
1778Jean Nicolas Auguste Kreutzer, composer
1789Ludvig Anton Edmund Passy, composer
1803Alexander L'vovich Gurilyov, composer
1803Prudence Crandall, founder (School for "young ladies of colour")
1811John Humphrey Noyes, Vt, found Oneida Community (Perfectionists)
1825Armistead Lindsay Long, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1891
1825William Wallace Burns, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1892
1831? Gist, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1835William Gaston Lewis, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901
1840Jacob Fabricius, composer
1849Sarah Orne Jewett, Maine, author (Country of the Pointed Firs)
1856Louis Henri Sullivan, Boston Mass, father of modern US architecture
1859AAJ Jean Jaurès, French socialist (L'Humanité, Les Preuves)
1860Edward Albert Filene, merchant, established US credit union movement
1861Ursmer Berlière, Belgian historian (Monastican Belgium)
1863Hans Aanrud, Norse author (Sílve Solfeng)
1864Hale Ascher VanderCook, composer
1865Wilhelm Bousset, German theologist/historian
1866Alain Locke, famous African
1875Ferdinand Porsche, German car inventor (Porsche, Volkswagen)
1889Cecil Weston, South Africa, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn)
1890J Patrick O'Malley, Forest City PA, actress (Courage of Black Beauty)
1891Bessie Annie Elizabeth Delany, dentist writer
1893Florrie Rodrigo, Dutch dancer/choreography/teacher (Schepelingen)
1897Francisco Paolo Mignone, composer
1897Cecil Parker, Hastings England, actor (Indiscreet, Tale of 2 Cities)
1900Urho K Kekkonen, premier/president Finland (1956-81)
1901Eduard A van Beinum, Dutch musician/conductor
1902Mantan Moreland, Monroe LA, comedian (Charlie Chan, Spirit of Youth)
1903Willem Kooiman, Dutch theologist/church historian
1905Carl David Anderson, NYC, physicist (1936 Nobel Prize for physics)
1905Robert Ruthenfranz, composer
1907Loren Eiseley, professor of Anthropology (Animal Secrets)
1907Andrew Brewin, Canada, lawyer/cofound New Democratic Party
1910Dorothy Maynor, Norfolk Va, soprano/founder (Harlem School of Arts)
1913Alan Ladd, Hot Springs AR, actor (Shane, Carpetbaggers)
1914Kitty Carlisle Hart, New Orleans La, actress (Animal Crackers)
1915Abel Ehrlich, composer
1915Knut Nystedt, composer
1916Memphis Slim, [Peter Chatman], rocker
1917Eddie "Brat" Stanky, Phil Rizzuto's nemisis/2nd baseman (Dodgers)
1917Peter Winter, naval commander
1918Helen Wagner, Lubbock Tx, actress (Nancy-As The World Turns)
1922Rosendo Ejercito Santos, composer
1923Mort Walker, cartoonist (Beetle Bailey, Hi & Lois)
1923Terry Wilson, Calif, actor (Bill-Wagon Train)
1926John R[obert] Jones, US, sci-fi author (White Regiment, Lizard War)
1926Joe Kolter, (Rep-D-PA, 1983- )
1926Irene Papas, actress (Zorba the Greek, Attila The Hun)
1926Bill Flemming, sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports)
1926Anne Jackson, Penn, actress (Dirty Dingus Magee, Angel Levine)
1926Alison Lurie, US, novelist (War Between the Tates)
1930Cherry Barbara Grimm, [Lockett], NZ, sci-fi author (Nearest Fire)
1930Haty Tegelaar-Boonacker, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
1931Rudolf Kelterborn, composer
1931Mitzi Gaynor, Chicago IL, actress/vocalist (Les Girls, South Pacific)
1931Dick Motta, NBA coach (856 wins, Its not over 'til the fat lady sings)
1932Richard Tyler, NYC, actor (Henry Aldrich-Aldrich Family)
1933Tompall Glaser, Spalding Neb, singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again)
1933Roland Kayn, composer
1934Xavier Darasse, composer
1935Eileen Brennan, LA Calif, actress (Laugh-In, Pvt Benjamin)
1935Otto Ketting, trumpeter/composer (Passacaglia)
1936Zine al-Abidine Ben Ami, general/president of Tunisia (1987- )
1936John W Olver, (Rep-D-Massachusetts)
1940Pauline Collins, London England, actress (Shirley Valentine)
1942Al Jardine, Lima Oh, guitarist/singer (Beach Boys-Surfin, In My Room)
1943Mick Farren, UK, sci-fi author (Synaptic Manhunt, Citizen Phaid)
1943Michael D Barnes, (Rep-D-MD, 1979-86)
1943Don Brewer, rocker
1943Dave Eichelberger, Waco TX, PGA golfer (1971 Greater Milwaukee Open)
1944Gary Leeds, Glendale Ca, rocker (Walker Brothers)
1944Sherwood C "Woody" Spring, Hartford Ct, Col USA/astronaut (STS 61B)
1944Valerie Perrine, Galveston Tx, actress (Steam Bath, Superman, Lenny)
1945George Biondo, rocker (Steppenwolf)
1945Mike Harrison, keyboardist (Spooky Tooth-It's All About)
1946Peter Morris, historian of France
1947Eric Bell, rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy Belfast, N Ireland
1947Michael Huffington, US oil millionaire (Rep-R-Calif, 1992-94)
1948Donald Brewer, Flint Mich, rock drummer (Grand Funk Railroad)
1948Minouche Janmaat-Abee, Dutch MP (CDA)
1948Ronald W Harris, Canton Oh, lightweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1968)
1948Tara Oedayraj Singh Varma, 1st black woman in Dutch 2nd Chamber
1950Aaron Smith, rocker (Romeo Void)
1953M H Habib, Syria, cosmonaut
1953Khabib Munir, Syria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3 backup)
1955Steve Jones, London, rock guitarist (Sex Pistols)
1956Hans-Georg Beyer, German DR, team handball player (Olympic-gold-1980)
1956Patrick McGeown, politician
1961Brian Thomas Kamm, Rochester NY, PGA golfer (1994 Bell Canadian-6th)
1961Greg Petersen, Iowa City IA, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Klondike-6th)
1961Rene Gonzales, Austin TX, infielder (Texas Rangers)
1962Dave Clark, Tupelo MS, outfielder (Pitts Pirates)
1963Eric Plunk, Wilmington CA, pitcher (Oakland A's, NY Yankees, Indians)
1964Ernest Givins, NFL wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1964Glenn Joyner, Ferntree Gully VIC, Australasia golfer
1964Toshiyuki Sakai, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
1965Charlie Sheen, [Carlos Estavez], NYC, actor (Wall St, Platoon)
1965Maurizio Mansi, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
1965Todd Lewis, musician (Toadies)
1966Shawn Daniels, CFL fullback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1966Pat Eilers, NFL safety (Chic Bears)
1966Bennie Blades, NFL safety (Detroit Lions)
1967Chris Gatling, NBA forward (NJ Nets)
1967Luis Gonzalez, Tampa Fla, outfielder (Chic Cubs)
1968David Pichler, Butler Pa, diver (Olympics-6th-96)
1968Dawn Allinger, Salt Lake City UT, team handball back court (Oly-1996)
1968Matt Hamon, SF Calif, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1968Robert Bailey, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
1969Keith Traylor, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs, Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
1970Uzooma Okeke, CFL guard (Montreal Alouettes)
1970George Lynch, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
1971Chabeli Iglesias, Madrid Spain, daughter of Julio Iglesias
1971Glen Housman, Rockhampton QLD Aust, swimmer (Olympics-silv-92, 96)
1971Tonja Marie Christensen, Salt Lake City Utah, playmate (Nov, 1991)
1972Antonius Bonner, CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts)
1972Martin Straka, Pizen CZE, NHL forward (Team Czech Rep, Florida)
1972Roland Ramoser, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
1973Joanette Kruger, Johannesburg S Africa, tennis star
1973Damon Stoudamire, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
1973Chen Hsiao-Fen, Miss Universe-Taiwan ROC (1996)
1973Brian Thure, NFL tackle (Washington Redskins)
1974Rebecca Bailey, Christchurch NZ, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1974Sergei Yerkovich, hockey defenseman (Team Belarus 1998)
1975Ava Lovell, Miss Universe-Belize (1996)
1975Christobal Huet, hockey goalie (Team France 1998)
1977Tami Tyler, Santa Clara Calif, dance skater (& Jonathan Nichols)

Deaths for yesterday in history Events  Birthdays
1189Jacob of Orleans, Rabbi, killed in anti Jewish riot in London England
1205Petrus van Poitiers, French theologist (Sententiarum libri V), dies
1402Gian Galeazzo Visconti, duke/tyrant of Milan (1395-1402), dies at 51
1634Edward Coke, English Chief Justice/politician, dies
1642Elisabeth of Nassau, daughter of Willem I/Charlotte, dies at 65
1653Claudius Salmasius, [Claude Saumaise], French linguistic, dies at 65
1655Jan W van Brederode, Dutch governor/field marshal, dies at 56
1658James I, king of England (1603-25), dies at 92
1658Oliver Cromwell, British general (1653-58)/Lord Protector, dies at 59
1667Alonso Cano, Spanish painter/sculptor/architect, dies at 66
1675Pieter Boel, Flemish painter/etcher, dies
1708Christian Liebe, composer, dies at 53
1739George Lillo, English dramatist (Fatal Curiosity), dies at 46
1790Thomas Norris, composer, dies at 49
1811Ignaz Franzl, composer, dies at 75
1843Cornelis PJ Elout, military/pres of West Sumatra, dies at 47
1849Earnest Freiherr von Feuchtersleben, Austria writer/physician, dies
1857M Heinrich C Lichtenstein, German zoologist/explorer, dies at 77
1871Vaclav Horak, composer, dies at 71
1876Felix, cricketer (legendary All-England player), dies
1877Adolphe Thiers, 1st president of 3rd French Rep (1871-77), dies at 80
1883Iwan Turgenjew, writer, dies at 64
1890Willem Linnig Jr, Flemish painter/graphic artist, dies
1890Charles-A Chatrian, French writer (Waterloo), dies at 63
1908Cornelis Pijnacker Hordijk, gov-gen (Dutch East-Indies), dies
1914Albéric Magnard, French composer, killed in action at 49
1914Ferdinand AR Cabrera, Spanish/German of emperor Wilhelm II, dies at 58
1914Lucien-Denis-Gabriel-Alberic Magnard, composer, dies at 49
1917Fanya Kaplan, Russian who shot at Lenin on Aug 30th, executed
1935Joannes DJ Aengenent, bishop of Haarlem (1928-35), dies at 62
1938Bart de Ligt, anti military theologist, dies at 77
1940Otto V Ekelund, Swedish poet/writer (Hafvets Stjärna), dies at 59
1944Frantisek Alois Drdla, composer, dies at 75
1946Carl Emil Paul Lincke, composer, dies at 79
1948Eduard Benesj, president Czechoslovakia (1921-22, 35-48), dies
1951Arnold Warren, cricketer (only Test for England), dies
1951Robert Franz Richard Hernried, composer, dies at 67
1954Eugene Pallette, actor (It's a Date, My Man Godfrey), dies at 65
1960Joseph Lamb, composer, dies at 72
1962e[dward] e cummings, US poet (Tulips & Chimneys), dies at 67
1962Anton Mauve, Dutch painter, dies at 63
1963Cruys Voorbergh, actor/director (Vliegende Hollander), dies at 64
1963Frico Kafenda, composer, dies at 79
1964Joseph Marx, Austrian composer, dies at 82
1965Otto Lederer, actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 79
1967David Cohen, historian/chairman (Jewish Council), dies at 84
1967James Dunn, actor (Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 6 Gun Law), dies at 61
1967Woody Guthrie, rocker, dies of Huntington's Chorea at 55
1969Ho Chi Minh, [Nguyen Ta't-Tanh], N Vietnamese president, dies at 79
1970Vince Lombardi, football coach (Packers), dies in Washington DC at 57
1970Jochen Rindt, German race car driver, dies at 28
1970Al Wilson, "Blind Owl", guitarist/vocalist (Canned Heat), dies at 27
1971Percy Holmes, cricketer (Yorks opener, 7 Tests for Eng 1921-32), dies
1971Veronica Turleigh, actress (Promoter), dies at 68
1976Harry Partch, US composer (Oedipus), dies at 75
1980Fabian von Schlabendorff, German resistance fighter/judge, dies at 73
1980Duncan Renaldo, actor (Cisco Kid, Guns of Fury), dies at 76
1980Barbara O'Neil, actress (Tower of London, Stella Dallas)
1982Della Chiesa, Italian general/mafia fighter, murdered
1982Michael Thoma, actor (8 is Enough, Fame), dies at 55
1984Arthur Schwartz, producer (Inside USA with Chevrolet), dies at 83
1984Duncan Renaldo, actor (Cisco Kid), dies at 80
1985Joe Jones, drummer, dies at 73
1985John Herbert McDowell, composer, dies at 58
1987Vokopach Stalingrada/Kira Georgijevna, dies at 76
1987Viktor P Nekrasov, Ukraine architect/author (Soldiers), dies at 76
1987Morton Feldman, US composer, dies at 61
1990David Acer, Florida dentist, dies of AIDs after infecting 5 patients
1991Frank Capra, director (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 94
1991Henri de Lubac, French theologist/antifascist, dies
1992Johannes van Capel, oldest man in Netherlands (Born 4/22/1884), dies
1993Leon Liebgold, Pol/US actor/chairman (Hebrew Actors Union), dies at 83
1994William Ambrose Right, footballer, dies at 70
1994Roswell Gilbert, who mercy killed his ailing wife, dies at 85
1994Nikos Ghika, artist, dies at 88
1994Marijke Vetter, Dutch journalist, dies at 82
1994Major Lance, soul singer, dies at 55
1994James Aubrey, actor (Riders of the Storm), dies of heart attack at 75
1994Billy Wright, English soccer player (World Champion 1950), dies at 70
1995Roye England, modeller/museum curator, dies at 88
1995Peter Michalke, journalist, dies at 40
1995Mary Adshead, muralist/painter, dies at 91
1995Donald Cuthbert Coleman, economic historian, dies at 75
1995Alfred Earle Birney, poet, dies at 91
1995Alex Brown, snooker player, dies at 87
1996John Cheek, Falkland Islands advocate, dies at 56
1996Julian Amery, politician, dies at 77
1996Robert Croften Brown, politician, dies at 75

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